1Since my youth they have often attacked me- let Israel say- 2Since my youth they have often attacked me, but they have not prevailed against me. 3Plowmen plowed over my back; they made their furrows long. 4The Lord is righteous; He has cut the ropes of the wicked. 5Let all who hate Zion be driven back in disgrace. 6Let them be like grass on the rooftops, which withers before it grows up 7and can't even fill the hands of the reaper or the arms of the one who binds sheaves. 8Then none who pass by will say, "May the Lord's blessing be on you." We bless you in the name of the Lord.
1Out of the depths I call to You, Lord! 2Lord, listen to my voice; let Your ears be attentive to my cry for help. 3Lord, if You considered sins, Lord, who could stand? 4But with You there is forgiveness, so that You may be revered. 5I wait for the Lord; I wait, and put my hope in His word. 6I [wait] for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning- more than watchmen for the morning. 7Israel, put your hope in the Lord. For there is faithful love with the Lord, and with Him is redemption in abundance. 8And He will redeem Israel from all its sins.
1Lord, my heart is not proud; my eyes are not haughty. I do not get involved with things too great or too difficult for me. 2Instead, I have calmed and quieted myself like a little weaned child with its mother; I am like a little child. 3Israel, put your hope in the Lord, both now and forever.
1Be imitators of me, as I also am of Christ. 2Now I praise you because you remember me in all things and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you.3But I want you to know that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of the woman, and God is the head of Christ.4Every man who prays or prophesies with something on his head dishonors his head.5But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since that is one and the same as having her head shaved.6So if a woman's head is not covered, her hair should be cut off. But if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, she should be covered. 7A man, in fact, should not cover his head, because he is God's image and glory, but woman is man's glory.8For man did not come from woman, but woman came from man;9and man was not created for woman, but woman for man.10This is why a woman should have [a symbol of] authority on her head: because of the angels.11However, in the Lord, woman is not independent of man, and man is not independent of woman.12For just as woman came from man, so man comes through woman, and all things come from God. 13Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?14Does not even nature itself teach you that if a man has long hair it is a disgrace to him,15but that if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her as a covering.16But if anyone wants to argue about this, we have no other custom, nor do the churches of God.