1From youth, people have constantly attacked me— let Israel now repeat!—2from youth people have constantly attacked me— but they haven't beaten me!3They plowed my back like farmers; they made their furrows deep.4But the LORD is righteous— God cut me free from the ropes of the wicked!5Let everyone who hates Zion be ashamed, thoroughly frustrated.6Let them be like grass on a roof that dies before it can be pulled up,7which won't fill the reaper's hand or fill the harvester's arms.8Let no one who passes by say to them: "May the LORD's blessing be on you! We bless you in the LORD's name!"
1I cry out to you from the depths, LORD—2my Lord, listen to my voice! Let your ears pay close attention to my request for mercy!3If you kept track of sins, LORD— my Lord, who would stand a chance?4But forgiveness is with you— that's why you are honored.5I hope, LORD. My whole being hopes, and I wait for God's promise.6My whole being waits for my Lord— more than the night watch waits for morning; yes, more than the night watch waits for morning!7Israel, wait for the LORD! Because faithful love is with the LORD; because great redemption is with our God!8He is the one who will redeem Israel from all its sin.
1LORD, my heart isn't proud; my eyes aren't conceited. I don't get involved with things too great or wonderful for me.2No. But I have calmed and quieted myself like a weaned child on its mother; I'm like the weaned child that is with me.3Israel, wait for the LORD— from now until forever from now!
1Follow my example, just like I follow Christ's.2I praise you because you remember all my instructions, and you hold on to the traditions exactly as I handed them on to you.3Now I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God.4Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered shames his head.5Every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered disgraces her head. It is the same thing as having her head shaved.6If a woman doesn't cover her head, then she should have her hair cut off. If it is disgraceful for a woman to have short hair or to be shaved, then she should keep her head covered.7A man shouldn't have his head covered, because he is the image and glory of God; but the woman is man's glory.8Man didn't have his origin from woman, but woman from man;9and man wasn't created for the sake of the woman, but the woman for the sake of the man.10Because of this a woman should have authority over her head, because of the angels.11However, woman isn't independent from man, and man isn't independent from woman in the Lord.12As woman came from man so also man comes from woman. But everything comes from God.13Judge for yourselves: Is it appropriate for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?14Doesn't nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair, it is a disgrace to him;15but if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? This is because her long hair is given to her for a covering.16But if someone wants to argue about this, we don't have such a custom, nor do God's churches.