Psalm 119:89-176; 1 Corinthians 8

89 (118-89) For ever, O Lord, thy word standeth firm in heaven. 90 (118-90) Thy truth unto all generations: thou hast founded the earth, and it continueth. 91 (118-91) By thy ordinance the day goeth on: for all things serve thee. 92 (118-92) Unless thy law had been my meditation, I had then perhaps perished in my abjection. 93 (118-93) Thy justifications I will never forget: for by them thou hast given me life. 94 (118-94) I am thine, save thou me: for I have sought thy justifications. 95 (118-95) The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I have understood thy testimonies. 96 (118-96) I have seen an end of all perfection: thy commandment is exceeding broad. 97 (118-97) O how have I loved thy law, O Lord! it is my meditation all the day. 98 (118-98) Through thy commandment, thou hast made me wiser than my enemies: for it is ever with me. 99 (118-99) I have understood more than all my teachers: because thy testimonies are my meditation. 100 (118-100) I have had understanding above ancients: because I have sought thy commandments. 101 (118-101) I have restrained my feet from every evil way: that I may keep thy words. 102 (118-102) I have not declined from thy judgments, because thou hast set me a law. 103 (118-103) How sweet are thy words to my palate! more than honey to my mouth. 104 (118-104) By thy commandments I have had understanding: therefore have I hated every way of iniquity. 105 (118-105) Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my paths. 106 (118-106) I have sworn and am determined to keep the judgments of thy justice. 107 (118-107) I have been humbled, O Lord, exceedingly: quicken thou me according to thy word. 108 (118-108) The free offerings of my mouth make acceptable, O Lord: and teach me thy judgments. 109 (118-109) My soul is continually in my hands: and I have not forgotten thy law. 110 (118-110) Sinners have laid a snare for me: but I have not erred from thy precepts. 111 (118-111) I have purchased thy testimonies for an inheritance for ever: because they are the joy of my heart. 112 (118-112) I have inclined my heart to do thy justifications for ever, for the reward. 113 (118-113) I have hated the unjust: and have loved thy law. 114 (118-114) Thou art my helper and my protector: and in thy word I have greatly hoped. 115 (118-115) Depart from me, ye malignant: and I will search the commandments of my God. 116 (118-116) Uphold me according to thy word, and I shall live: and let me not be confounded in my expectation. 117 (118-117) Help me, and I shall be saved: and I will meditate always on thy justifications. 118 (118-118) Thou hast despised all them that fall off from thy judgments; for their thought is unjust. 119 (118-119) I have accounted all the sinners of the earth prevaricators: therefore have I loved thy testimonies. 120 (118-120) Pierce thou my flesh with thy fear: for I am afraid of thy judgments. 121 (118-121) I have done judgment and justice: give me not up to them that slander me. 122 (118-122) Uphold thy servant unto good: let not the proud calumniate me. 123 (118-123) My eyes have fainted after thy salvation: and for the word of thy justice. 124 (118-124) Deal with thy servant according to thy mercy: and teach me thy justifications. 125 (118-125) I am thy servant: give me understanding that I may know thy testimonies. 126 (118-126) It is time, O Lord, to do: they have dissipated thy law. 127 (118-127) Therefore have I loved thy commandments above gold and the topaz. 128 (118-128) Therefore was I directed to all thy commandments: I have hated all wicked ways. 129 (118-129) Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore my soul hath sought them. 130 (118-130) The declaration of thy words giveth light: and giveth understanding to little ones. 131 (118-131) I opened my mouth, and panted: because I longed for thy commandments. 132 (118-132) Look thou upon me, and have mercy on me according to the judgment of them that love thy name. 133 (118-133) Direct my steps according to thy word: and let no iniquity have dominion over me. 134 (118-134) Redeem me from the calumnies of men: that I may keep thy commandments. 135 (118-135) Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: and teach me thy justifications. 136 (118-136) My eyes have sent forth springs of water: because they have not kept thy law. 137 (118-137) Thou art just, O Lord: and thy judgment is right. 138 (118-138) Thou hast commanded justice thy testimonies: and thy truth exceedingly. 139 (118-139) My zeal hath made me pine away: because my enemies forgot thy words. 140 (118-140) Thy word is exceedingly refined: and thy servant hath loved it. 141 (118-141) I am very young and despised; but I forget not thy justifications. 142 (118-142) Thy justice is justice for ever: and thy law is the truth. 143 (118-143) Trouble and anguish have found me: thy commandments are my meditation. 144 (118-144) Thy testimonies are justice for ever: give me understanding, and I shall live. 145 (118-145) I cried with my whole heart, hear me, O Lord: I will seek thy justifications. 146 (118-146) I cried unto thee, save me: that I may keep thy commandments. 147 (118-147) I prevented the dawning of the day, and cried: because in thy words I very much hoped. 148 (118-148) My eyes to thee have prevented the morning: that I might meditate on thy words. 149 (118-149) Hear thou my voice, O Lord, according to thy mercy: and quicken me according to thy judgment. 150 (118-150) They that persecute me have drawn nigh to iniquity; but they are gone far off from thy law. 151 (118-151) Thou art near, O Lord: and all thy ways are truth. 152 (118-152) I have known from the beginning concerning thy testimonies: that thou hast founded them for ever. 153 (118-153) See my humiliation and deliver me for I have not forgotten thy law. 154 (118-154) Judge my judgment and redeem me: quicken thou me for thy word’s sake. 155 (118-155) Salvation is far from sinners; because they have not sought thy justifications. 156 (118-156) Many, O Lord, are thy mercies: quicken me according to thy judgment. 157 (118-157) Many are they that persecute me and afflict me; but I have not declined from thy testimonies. 158 (118-158) I beheld the transgressors, and pined away; because they kept not thy word. 159 (118-159) Behold I have loved thy commandments, O Lord; quicken me thou in thy mercy. 160 (118-160) The beginning of thy words is truth: all the judgments of thy justice are for ever. 161 (118-161) Princes have persecuted me without cause: and my heart hath been in awe of thy words. 162 (118-162) I will rejoice at thy words, as one that hath found great spoil. 163 (118-163) I have hated and abhorred iniquity; but I have loved thy law. 164 (118-164) Seven times a day I have given praise to thee, for the judgments of thy justice. 165 (118-165) Much peace have they that love thy law, and to them there is no stumbling. block. 166 (118-166) I looked for thy salvation, O Lord: and I loved thy commandments. 167 (118-167) My soul hath kept thy testimonies and hath loved them exceedingly. 168 (118-168) I have kept thy commandments and thy testimonies: because all my ways are in thy sight. 169 (118-169) Let my supplication, O Lord, come near in thy sight: give me understanding according to thy word. 170 (118-170) Let my request come in before thee; deliver thou me according to thy word. 171 (118-171) My lips shall utter a hymn, when thou shalt teach me thy justifications. 172 (118-172) My tongue shall pronounce thy word: because all thy commandments are justice. 173 (118-173) Let thy hand be with me to save me; for I have chosen thy precepts. 174 (118-174) I have longed for thy salvation, O Lord; and thy law is my meditation. 175 (118-175) My soul shall live and shall praise thee: and thy judgments shall help me. 176 (118-176) I have gone astray like a sheep that is lost: seek thy servant, because I have not forgotten thy commandments.
1 Now concerning those things that are sacrificed to idols: we know we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up: but charity edifieth. 2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he hath not yet known as he ought to know. 3 But if any man love God, the same is known by him. 4 But as for the meats that are sacrificed to idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world and that there is no God but one. 5 For although there be that are called gods, either in heaven or on earth (for there be gods many and lords many): 6 Yet to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we unto him: and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. 7 But there is not knowledge in every one. For some until this present, with conscience of the idol, eat as a thing sacrificed to an idol: and their conscience, being weak, is defiled. 8 But meat doth not commend us to God. For neither, if we eat, shall we have the more: nor, if we eat not, shall we have the less. 9 But take heed lest perhaps this your liberty become a stumblingblock to the weak. 10 For if a man see him that hath knowledge sit at meat in the idol’s temple, shall not his conscience, being weak, be emboldened to eat those things which are sacrificed to idols? 11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ hath died? 12 Now when you sin thus against the brethren and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. 13 Wherefore, if meat scandalize my brother, I will never eat flesh, lest I should scandalize my brother.
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