The man who commits adultery with another's wife, even his neighbor's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death
17 "You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."
18 "You shall not commit adultery.
But whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks heart and understanding; he who does it is destroying his own life.
31Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
21 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;
if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.
22 In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head,
and the LORD will reward you.
1 A gentle answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger
8 The LORD is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and rich in love.
9 For evil men will be cut off,
but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
21 The wicked borrow and do not repay,
but the righteous give generously;
1 At the end of every seven years you must cancel debts. 2 This is how it is to be done: Every creditor shall cancel the loan he has made to his fellow Israelite. He shall not require payment from his fellow Israelite or brother, because the LORD's time for canceling debts has been proclaimed. 3 You may require payment from a foreigner, but you must cancel any debt your brother owes you.
27The servant's master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go Matthew 18:27
11 Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.
12 Rejoice in the LORD, you who are righteous,and praise his holy name.
8Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, 9for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
1 Peter 1:8-9
17 I will give thanks to the LORD because of his righteousness
and will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.
7 You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound. Psalm 4:7
13But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,
14and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."
7Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:7
21 He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.
13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?"
The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."
14 "Cursed is the cheat who has an acceptable male in his flock and vows to give it, but then sacrifices a blemished animal to the Lord. For I am a great king," says the LORD Almighty, "and my name is to be feared among the nations.
8But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, "Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount."
3If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the LORD.
18 There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.
6But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.
8But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.
1 Timothy 6:6-8
22 A cheerful heart is good medicine,
but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
1 Do not fret because of evil men or be envious of those who do wrong;
2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.
7Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father?
11No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
Blessed is the man you discipline, O LORD,
the man you teach from your law;
13 you grant him relief from days of trouble,
till a pit is dug for the wicked.
12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves,
as a father the son he delights in.
29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
14 Wait for the LORD;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the LORD.
6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6
23 Love the LORD, all his saints!
The LORD preserves the faithful,
but the proud he pays back in full.
24 Be strong and take heart,
all you who hope in the LORD.
9With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. 10Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. 11Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? 12My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
28bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
7 "You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
29Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
8 he will swallow up death forever.
The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces;
he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth.
The LORD has spoken
1 Do not boast about tomorrow,
for you do not know what a day may bring forth.
4 But in their distress they turned to the LORD, the God of Israel, and sought him, and he was found by them.
2 Chronicles 15:4
9 The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.
1 Why, O LORD, do you stand far off?
Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
3 my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation.
He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—
from violent men you save me.
2 Samuel 22:3
8Jesus replied, "Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. 9I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery."
10When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this. 11He answered, "Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. 12And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery."
2For example, by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law of marriage.
10To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband.
1 Corinthians 7:10
13Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority,
1 Peter 2:13
19The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
25Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 26Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. 27No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.
1 Corinthians 9:25-27
11 "All who rage against you will surely be ashamed and disgraced;
those who oppose you will be as nothing and perish.
12 Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them.
Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all.
74to rescue us from the hand of our enemies,
and to enable us to serve him without fear
75in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
4 For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory."
7 When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD,
he makes even his enemies live at peace with him.
Scriptural examples of manipulation and control.
Samson and Delilah.
Jezebel and Asa.
Scriptural examples to abusive leadership.
Saul and David
18to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.'
12The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
7But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
1 John 1:7
20He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
24Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
6And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
15He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. 16Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
19 God is not a man, that he should lie,
nor a son of man, that he should change his mind.
Does he speak and then not act?
Does he promise and not fulfill?
11 From the east I summon a bird of prey;
from a far-off land, a man to fulfill my purpose.
What I have said, that will I bring about;
what I have planned, that will I do.
23Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
13if we are faithless, he will remain faithful,
for he cannot disown himself.
2 Timothy 2:13
13 For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
24 when you lie down, you will not be afraid;
when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
28Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
40He said to his disciples, "Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?"
3So watch yourselves.
"If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.
21Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?"
22Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
10If you forgive anyone, I also forgive him. And what I have forgiven—if there was anything to forgive—I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, 11in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.
2 Corinthians 2:10-11
32Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
29The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom's voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete.
15I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.
7 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
24 A man of many companions may come to ruin,
but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
5"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.
12 They will come and shout for joy on the heights of Zion;
they will rejoice in the bounty of the LORD—
the grain, the new wine and the oil,
the young of the flocks and herds.
They will be like a well-watered garden,
and they will sorrow no more.
14 They will still bear fruit in old age,
they will stay fresh and green,
20 Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat,
21 for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.
7 He who keeps the law is a discerning son,
but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.
34The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and "sinners." '
20whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts,
and he knows everything.
1 John 3:20
25 "I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake,
and remembers your sins no more.
12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
19"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
5And they did not do as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us in keeping with God's will.
2 Corinthians 8:5
27Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval."
20"But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?'
21"This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God."
19 See how my enemies have increased
and how fiercely they hate me!
3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
18 He who conceals his hatred has lying lips,
and whoever spreads slander is a fool.
Help in Troubles
2 The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.
He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.
8 Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise.
Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light.
The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in him
26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.