Praise for Exalting the Humble
113 1 Hallelujah! Praise, ye servants of Jehovah, praise the name of Jehovah. 2 Blessed be the name of Jehovah, from this time forth and for evermore! 3 From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same, let Jehovah's name be praised. 4 Jehovah is high above all nations, his glory above the heavens. 5 Who is like unto Jehovah our God, who hath placed his dwelling on high; 6 Who humbleth himself to look on the heavens and on the earth? 7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust; from the dung-hill he lifteth up the needy, 8 To set [him] among nobles, among the nobles of his people. 9 He maketh the barren woman to keep house, [as] a joyful mother of sons. Hallelujah!
The Wonders of the Exodus
114 1 When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language, 2 Judah was his sanctuary, Israel his dominion. 3 The sea saw it and fled, the Jordan turned back; 4 The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs. 5 What ailed thee, thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou turnedst back? 6 Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams? ye hills, like lambs? 7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the +God of Jacob, 8 Who turned the rock into a pool of water, the flint into a fountain of waters.
God and the Idols
115 1 Not unto us, O Jehovah, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy loving-kindness and for thy truth's sake. 2 Wherefore should the nations say, Where then is their God? 3 But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he pleased. 4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands: 5 They have a mouth, and they speak not; eyes have they, and they see not; 6 They have ears, and they hear not; a nose have they, and they smell not; 7 They have hands, and they handle not; feet have they, and they walk not; they give no sound through their throat. 8 They that make them are like unto them,—every one that confideth in them.
9 O Israel, confide thou in Jehovah: he is their help and their shield. 10 House of Aaron, confide in Jehovah: he is their help and their shield. 11 Ye that fear Jehovah, confide in Jehovah: he is their help and their shield. 12 Jehovah hath been mindful of us: he will bless, he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron; 13 He will bless them that fear Jehovah, both the small and the great. 14 Jehovah will add unto you more, unto you and unto your children. 15 Ye are blessed of Jehovah, who made the heavens and the earth. 16 The heavens are the heavens of Jehovah, but the earth hath he given to the children of men. 17 The dead praise not Jah, neither any that go down into silence; 18 But we will bless Jah from this time forth and for evermore. Hallelujah!
Going to Law before Unbelievers
6 1 Dare any one of you, having a matter against another, prosecute his suit before the unjust, and not before the saints? 2 Do ye not then know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world is judged by you, are ye unworthy of [the] smallest judgments? 3 Do ye not know that we shall judge angels? and not then matters of this life? 4 If then ye have judgments as to things of this life, set those [to judge] who are little esteemed in the assembly. 5 I speak to you [to put you] to shame. Thus there is not a wise person among you, not even one, who shall be able to decide between his brethren! 6 But brother prosecutes his suit with brother, and that before unbelievers. 7 Already indeed then it is altogether a fault in you that ye have suits between yourselves. Why do ye not rather suffer wrong? why are ye not rather defrauded? 8 But ye do wrong, and defraud, and this [your] brethren.
9 Do ye not know that unrighteous [persons] shall not inherit [the] kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who make women of themselves, nor who abuse themselves with men, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor abusive persons, nor [the] rapacious, shall inherit [the] kingdom of God. 11 And these things were some of you; but ye have been washed, but ye have been sanctified, but ye have been justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Glorify God in Your Body
12 All things are lawful to me, but all things do not profit; all things are lawful to me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. 13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats; but God will bring to nothing both it and them: but the body [is] not for fornication, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 And God has both raised up the Lord, and will raise us up from among [the dead] by his power. 15 Do ye not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then, taking the members of the Christ, make [them] members of a harlot? Far be the thought. 16 Do ye not know that he [that is] joined to the harlot is one body? for the two, he says, shall be one flesh. 17 But he that [is] joined to the Lord is one Spirit. 18 Flee fornication. Every sin which a man may practise is without the body, but he that commits fornication sins against his own body. 19 Do ye not know that your body is [the] temple of the Holy Spirit which [is] in you, which ye have of God; and ye are not your own? 20 for ye have been bought with a price: glorify now then God in your body.