Psalm 139:1-16 JPS
"O Lord, You have examined me and know me.
When I sit down or stand up You know it;
You discern my thoughts from afar.
You observe my walking and reclining,
and are familiar with all my ways.
There is not a word on my tongue
but that You, O Lord, know it well.
You hedge me before and behind;
You lay Your hand upon me.
It is beyond my knowledge;
it is a mystery; I cannot fathom it.
Where can I escape from Your spirit?
Where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, You are there;
if I descend to Sheol, You are there too.
If I take wing to the dawn
to come to rest on the western horizon,
even there Your hand will be holding me fast.
If I say, 'Surely darkness will conceal me,
night will provide me with cover,'
darkness is not dark for You;
night is as light as day;
darkness and light are the same.
It was You who created my conscience;
You fashioned me in my mother's womb.
I praise You,
for I am awesomely, wondrously made;
Your work is wonderful;
I know it very well.
My frame was not hidden from You
when I was shaped in a hidden place,
knit together in the recesses of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed limbs,
they were all recorded in Your book;
in due time they were formed,
to the very last one of them."
Lamentations 5:21 JPS
"Take us back, O Lord, to Yourself,
And let us come back;
Renew our days as of old!"
James 4:5-8 ESV
"Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, 'He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us'? But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, 'God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.' Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded."
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