Look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.
Behold, I was shapen in iniquity. - None eye pitied thee but thou wast cast out in the open field, to the loathing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born. And when I passed by thee, and saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee, Live.
He brought me up ... out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God.
When we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. - God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ.
ISA 51:1. Psa. 51:5. Ezek. 16:5,6. Psa. 40:2,3. Rom. 5:6 8. -Eph. 2:4,5.
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God.
I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together. - The LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee. - Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Is any merry? let him sing psalms. - Be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the LORD; giving thanks always for all things. - Singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
At midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. - Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again, I say, Rejoice.
ISA. 61:10. Psa. 34:1 3. Psa. 84:11,12. -Psa. 103:1. Jas. 5:13. Eph. 5:18 20. -Col. 3:16. Acts 16:25. Phi. 4:4.