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My heart and my flesh crieth out for the liv-. ing God.

The Lord is the true God.

God is true. Thy law is the truth. Just and true are thy ways.

The truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne.

God is faithful. Great is thy faithfulness. Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. Thy faithfulness is unto all generations.

Thou art good, and doest good. The Lord is good to all. There is none good but one, that is, God.

The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. The goodness of God endureth continually. How great is his goodness!

Holy and reverend is his name.

Who is able to stand before this holy Lord God? Who is like unto thee O Lord? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders ?

The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

The heavens declare his righteousness. Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness.

God is pure. The words of the Lord are pure words. The commandment of the Lord is pure.

Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity.

God is great, and we know him not. Great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

His understanding is infinite. There is no searching of his understanding.

The Lord of hosts is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working, the only wise God.

The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?

The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever. There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the Lord.

My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.

The Lord of Hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it?

Can a man be profitable unto God? Is it gain to him that thou makest thy ways perfect?

The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.

All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing and vanity.

Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty.

The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof thou hast founded them.

Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the Lord's thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is.

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All things are of God. He is the former of all things. He that built all things is God. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

The Lord by wisdom has founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. By his Spirit he hath garnished the heavens. O Lord, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all.

Of him, and through him, and to him, are all things.

God created man in his own image. Thy hands have made me and fashioned me.

He giveth to all life, and breath, and all things. Thou hast created all things; and thou preservest them all.

In him we live, and move, and have our being. Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews. Thou hast granted me life and favour, and thy visitation hath preserved my soul.

O bless our God, which holdeth our soul in life! Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this? in whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.

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Except the Lord build the house they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late.

Affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground.

Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing and one of them shall not fall to the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man.

The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.

Thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice. Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it. Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly; thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof. Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness. They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness; and the little hills rejoice on every side. The pastures are clothed with flocks: the valleys also are covered over with corn.

The Lord reigneth; let the earth rejoice. His kingdom ruleth over all. The Lord shall reign for ever.

Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all genera


He doth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth. The Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.

The kingdom is the Lord's: and he is the Governor among the nations.

The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

God is a spirit. The Most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands. Behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee.

Whither shall I go from thy spirit ? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things which are not yet done. God calleth those things which be not, as though they


Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight; but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

If I say, surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

The ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and he pondereth all his goings.

Mine eyes are upon all their ways, they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes.

The Lord looketh from heaven, he beholdeth all the sons of men.

The Lord looketh on the heart. The righteous God trieth the heart and reins.

Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men.

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