“But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many."
“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God."
"Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it."
Whoever is not against us is for us. For truly I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward.
"Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all."
"If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake, and for the sake of the gospel, will save it. For what will it profit them to gain the whole world and forfeit their life? Indeed, what can they give in return for their life?”
Joshua then said to the Israelites, “Draw near and hear the words of the Lord your God.”
All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.
Happy are those whom you choose and bring near
to live in your courts.
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house,
your holy temple.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
Come, let us sing joyfully to God!
O Lord, our Sovereign,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
the Lord, over mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
Lament over the Destruction of Jerusalem
O Lord, you have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from far away.
O Lord, God of my salvation,
when, at night, I cry out in your presence,
let my prayer come before you;
incline your ear to my cry.
As a deer longs for flowing streams,
so my soul longs for you, O God.
Bless the Lord, O my soul.
O Lord my God, you are very great.
You are clothed with honor and majesty,
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name.
For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere.