"Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood. He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made. His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate."
"The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken. The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands."
"He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies. At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.
"The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire. Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them."
"The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant."
"Those who fear God need fear nothing else."
"We said: Go forth from this (state) all; so surely there will come to you a guidance from Me, then whoever follows My guidance, no fear shall come upon them, nor shall they grieve."
—Quran/Koran The Cow 2:38
"I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD."
"I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee. Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about."
"The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him."
Psalms 37: All
"Lay not in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting place:
"For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.
"Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:
"Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.
"Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked:
"For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out."
"Here the splitting apart reaches its end. When misfortune has spent itself, better times return. The seed of the good remains, and it is just when the fruit falls to the ground that food sprouts anew from its seed. The superior man again attains influence and effectiveness. He is supported by public opinion as if in a carriage. But the inferior man's wickedness is visited upon himself. His house is split apart. A law of nature is at work here. Evil is not destructive to the good alone but inevitably destroys itself as well. For evil, which lives solely by negation, cannot continue to exist on its own strength alone. The inferior man himself fares best when held under control by a superior man."
—I Ching #23 Line 6
"Depart from evil and do good. So you will abide forever."—Psalm 37:27 - NAS
"Depart from evil, and do good, and dwell for evermore;."—Psalm 37:27 - Darby
Hebrew: "Forever/evermore (of future): 1) for ever, always 2) continuous existence, perpetual 3) everlasting, indefinite or unending future, eternity"
"God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God."
"God will hear and humble them, even He Who abides of old--Selah [pause, and calmly think of that!] because in them there has been no change [of heart], and they do not fear, revere, and worship God."
—Psalm 55:19 (Amplified Bible) [1. ©]
"God, who is enthroned forever, will hear them and afflict them
"Men who never change their ways and have no fear of God."
—Psalm 55:19 (New International Version) [1. ©]
[Page 581 - Commentaries:] "Water on the top of a mountain cannot flow down in accordance with its nature, because rocks hinder it. It must stand still. This causes it to increase, and the inner accumulation finally becomes so great that it overflows the barriers. The way of overcoming obstacles lies in turning inward and raising one's own being to a higher level."
—I Ching #39—Image
"They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves."
"God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.
"How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
"Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
"Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
"They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
"I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
"But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
"Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations."
"Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face."
"For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night."
"[32.4] Allah is He Who created the heavens and the earth and what is between them in six periods, and He mounted the throne (of authority); you have not besides Him any guardian or any intercessor, will you not then mind? [32.5] He regulates the affair from the heaven to the earth; then shall it ascend to Him in a day the measure of which is a thousand years of what you count."
[Peter and Einstein by Doug Craigen, PhD (physics) Revision 1.0 - Feb. 9, 1996]
" 'With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.'—II. Peter 3:8
"To someone familiar with Einstein's theories, the above quote has a certain ring of familiarity. Two observers can experience time in quite different fashion. The 'twin paradox' is a fairly well known example of this… send one twin off for a trip to the stars in a ship that travels at nearly the speed of light. When he returns, he finds his twin old and gray, even though he is still young and thinks that only a few days have passed. The faster the starship is, the greater the discrepancy in the time the two twins would experience. So if somebody took a one day round trip in a ship travelling at 99.99999999963% of the speed of light, then indeed a thousand years would have passed on the earth when they returned … ."
Psalms 101: All
"Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.
"Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth. The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works."
"But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment."
"But thou, O LORD, shall endure for ever; and thy remembrance unto all generations."
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"It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
"Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments. I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word."
Psalms 123: (All)
"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!"
"It seems to me that the world's religions are like siblings separated at birth. We've grown up in different neighborhoods, different households, with different songs and stories, traditions and customs. But now we've been reunited, and, having found each other after so many years apart, we look into each other's faces and can see the family resemblance. We're back together again, and it's very good."
"O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
"Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
"Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
"For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
"Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.
"Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.
"Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
"If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
"If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
"Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me."
"But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day."
"Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass."
"I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee."
"The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand."
"A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps."
"I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well"
"Witt noted that Darwin and his contemporaries thought a single cell was a simple blob of protoplasm and that it wouldn't have been difficult for nature to randomly produce something so simple. "In those days the cell was a black box, a mystery. But in the 20th century, scientists were able to open that black box and peek inside," he notes. "There they found not a simple blob, but a world of complex circuits, miniaturized motors and digital code. We now know that even the simplest functional cell is almost unfathomably complex, containing at least 250 genes and their corresponding proteins."
"The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.
"The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season.
"Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
"The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
"The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth."