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“6 Be strong and of good courage; for you shall cause this people to inherit the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. 7 Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law which Moses my servant commanded you; turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go. 8 This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall have good success. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; be not frightened, neither be dismayed; for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”
– Joshua 1:6-9

“1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. 4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff which the wind drives away. 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; 6 for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.”
– Psalm 1

“159 Consider how I love thy precepts! Preserve my life according to thy steadfast love. 160 The sum of thy word is truth; and every one of thy righteous ordinances endures for ever. 161 Princes persecute me without cause, but my heart stands in awe of thy words. 162 I rejoice at thy word like one who finds great spoil. 163 I hate and abhor falsehood, but I love thy law. 164 Seven times a day I praise thee for thy righteous ordinances. 165 Great peace have those who love thy law; nothing can make them stumble. 166 I hope for thy salvation, O LORD, and I do thy commandments. 167 My soul keeps thy testimonies; I love them exceedingly. 168 I keep thy precepts and testimonies, for all my ways are before thee. 169 Let my cry come before thee, O LORD; give me understanding according to thy word! 170 Let my supplication come before thee; deliver me according to thy word. 171 My lips will pour forth praise that thou dost teach me thy statutes. 172 My tongue will sing of thy word, for all thy commandments are right. 173 Let thy hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen thy precepts. 174 I long for thy salvation, O LORD, and thy law is my delight. 175 Let me live, that I may praise thee, and let thy ordinances help me. 176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant, for I do not forget thy commandments.”
– Psalms 119:159-176

“I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food.”
– Job 23:12

“4 But he answered, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'”
– Matthew 4:4

“4 For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. 5 May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, 6 that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Welcome one another, therefore, as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.”
– Romans 15:4-7

“14 To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15* So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter. 16* Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.”
– 2 Thessalonians 2:14-17

“11 Command and teach these things. 12 Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. 13 Till I come, attend to the public reading of scripture, to preaching, to teaching. 14 Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophetic utterance when the council of elders laid their hands upon you. 15 Practice these duties, devote yourself to them, so that all may see your progress. 16 Take heed to yourself and to your teaching; hold to that, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.”
-1 Timothy 4:11-16

“14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings which are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All scripture is inspired by God and * profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”
– 2 Timothy 3:14-17

“11 Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, that no one fall by the same sort of disobedience. 12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and spirit, of joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13 And before him no creature is hidden, but all are open and laid bare to the eyes of him with whom we have to do.”
Hebrews 4:11-13

“20 First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, 21 because no prophecy ever came by the impulse of man, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.”
– 2 Peter 1:20-21