0 EJAT: Fortune Cookie Commandments

Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law. Matthew 5:18

All the Commandments in the Bible

    18. Fortune Cookie Commandments

    These are the leftover commandments. The ones that didn't fit into the other chapters, but might fit into a fortune cookie. They are listed in biblical order.

    (Numbered P and N links are to the positive and negative commandments on Maimonides's list.)

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    1. Be holy.

      (Because God is holy.)
      Ye shall be holy men unto me. Exodus 22:31

      I am the Lord your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy for I am holy. ... Ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy. Leviticus 11:44-45

      Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy. Leviticus 19:2

      Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy. Leviticus 20:7

      Ye shall be holy unto me. Leviticus 20:26

      Sanctify now yourselves.... 2 Chronicles 29:5

      God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. 1 Thessalonians 4:7

      Follow ... holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14

      Be ye holy for I am holy. 1 Peter 1:16

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    2. Return your enemy's ox or ass if it goes astray.

      If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again. Exodus 23:4

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    3. If your enemy's ass falls down, help with it.

      If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him. Exodus 23:5
      P202: Unload a tired animal - Ex 23:5
      N270: Don't leave a trapped person -Ex 23:5

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    4. Don't kill righteous people.

      The ... righteous slay thou not. Exodus 23:7

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    5. When you kill an animal while hunting, pour its blood on the ground and cover it with dirt.

      And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust. Leviticus 17:13
      P147: Cover the blood of slain birds and animals - Lev 17:13

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    6. Rebuke your neighbors.

      (So that you won't share the blame for their sin.)
      Thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him. Leviticus 19:17
      P205: Rebuke the sinner - Lev 19:17
      N303: Don't put another to shame - Lev 19:17

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    7. If you sin, confess your sin.

      Speak unto the children of Israel, When a man or woman shall commit any sin that men commit, to do a trespass against the LORD, and that person be guilty Then they shall confess their sin which they have done. Numbers 5:6-7
      P73: Make a confession - Num 5:7

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    8. Don't seek after your own heart or your own eyes.

      (They will make you go a whoring.)
      Seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring. Numbers 15:39
      N47: Don't accept opinions contrary to those taught in the Torah - Num 15:39

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    9. Circumcise the foreskin of your heart.

      Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart. Deuteronomy 10:16a

      Circumcise ... the foreskins of your heart. Jeremiah 4:4

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    10. Don't be stiffnecked.

      Be no more stiffnecked. Deuteronomy 10:16b

      Now be ye not stiffnecked, as your fathers were. 2 Chronicles 30:8

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    11. Don't live in Egypt.

      He [the king] shall not ... cause the people to return to Egypt ... forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way. Deuteronomy 17:16
      N46: Don't settle in the land of Egypt - Dt 17:16

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    12. Be perfect.

      Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God. Deuteronomy 18:13

      Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Matthew 5:48

      Be perfect. 2 Corinthians 13:11

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    13. If you see a bird's nest, don't take the mother bird.

      (Take the young birds instead.)
      If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they be young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young: But thou shalt in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to thee that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy day. Deuteronomy 22:6-7
      P148: Release the mother before taking the nest - Dt 22:7
      N306: Don't take the entire bird's nest (mother and young) - Dt 22:6
      Punishment: Whipping

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    14. Remember what God did to Miriam.

      (He gave her leprosy for criticizing Moses.)
      Remember what the LORD thy God did unto Miriam by the way, after that ye were come forth out of Egypt. Deuteronomy 24:9

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    15. Remember that you were a slave in Egypt.

      And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt. Deuteronomy 24:22

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    16. Remember what Amalek did to you.

      Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt.How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary and he feared not God. Deuteronomy 25:17-18
      P189: Remember the nefarious deeds of Amalek - Dt 25:17
      N59: Don't forget what Amalek did to us - Dt 25:19

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    17. Rejoice.

      Thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which the LORD thy God hath given unto thee.Deuteronomy 26:11

      Rejoice with trembling. Psalm 2:11

      Rejoice, ye righteous. Psalm 32:11

      Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous. Psalm 33:1

      Rejoice before him. Psalm 68:4

      Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous. Psalm 97:12

      Rejoice. Psalm 98:4

      Be glad and rejoice. Joel 2:21

      Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God. Joel 2:23

      Be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. Zephaniah 3:14

      Rejoice, O daughter of Zion. Zechariah 2:10

      Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion. Zechariah 9:9

      Rejoice, and be exceeding glad. Matthew 5:12

      Rejoicing in hope. Romans 12:12

      Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Philippians 4:4

      Rejoice evermore. 1 Thessalonians 5:16

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    18. Take twelve stones from the Jordan River as a memorial forever.

      Take you hence out of the midst of Jordan, out of the place where the priests' feet stood firm, twelve stones, and ye shall carry them over with you, and leave them in the lodging place, where ye shall lodge this night.

      Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the children of Israel, out of every tribe a man:

      And Joshua said unto them, Pass over before the ark of the Lord your God into the midst of Jordan, and take you up every man of you a stone upon his shoulder, according unto the number of the tribes of the children of Israel:

      That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones?

      Then ye shall answer them, That the waters of Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord when it passed over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off: and these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel for ever.

      And the children of Israel did so as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones out of the midst of Jordan, as the Lord spake unto Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel, and carried them over with them unto the place where they lodged, and laid them down there.

      And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests which bare the ark of the covenant stood: and they are there unto this day. Joshua 4:3-9

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    19. Show your children the twelve stones.

      (To remind them about how they should fear God forever.)
      And those twelve stones, which they took out of Jordan, did Joshua pitch in Gilgal.

      And he spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean these stones?

      Then ye shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over this Jordan on dry land.

      For the Lord your God dried up the waters of Jordan from before you, until ye were passed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were gone over:

      That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the Lord, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the Lord your God for ever. Joshua 4:20-24

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    20. Don't touch the ark.

      The anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzza, and he smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he died before God. 1 Chronicles 13:10

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    21. Don't touch the Lord's anointed.

      Touch not mine anointed. 1 Chronicles 16:22, Psalm 105:15

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    22. Remove the filthiness from the holy place.

      Carry forth the filthiness out of the holy place. 2 Chronicles 29:5

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    23. Don't shut the doors of the porch or put out the lamps.

      They have shut up the doors of the porch, and put out the lamps ... Wherefore the wrath of the LORD was upon Judah and Jerusalem, and he hath delivered them to trouble, to astonishment, and to hissing, as ye see with your eyes. 2 Chronicles 29:7-8

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    24. Kiss the Son.

      Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Psalm 2:12

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    25. Stand in awe.

      Stand in awe. Psalm 4:4a

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    26. Commune with your own heart upon your bed.

      Commune with your own heart upon your bed. Psalm 4:4b

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    27. Be still.

      Be still. Psalm 4:4c

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    28. Offer the sacrifices of righteousness.

      Offer the sacrifices of righteousness. Psalm 4:5

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    29. Shout.

      Shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart. Psalm 32:11

      Shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee. Isaiah 12:6

      Shout, O Israel. Zephaniah 3:14

      Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem. Zechariah 9:9

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    30. Don't worry about evildoers.

      Fret not thyself because of evildoers. Psalm 37:1

      Fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Psalm 37:7

      Fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. Psalm 37:8

      Fret not thyself because of evil men. Proverbs 24:19

      Fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings. Isaiah 51:7

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    31. Don't be angry.

      Cease from anger. Psalm 37:8

      Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools. Ecclesiastes 7:9

      Put off all these anger.... Colossians 3:8

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    32. Clap your hands.

      O clap your hands, all ye people. Psalm 47:1

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    33. Sing praise.

      Sing ye praises with understanding. Psalm 47:7

      Sing praise. Psalm 98:4

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    34. Walk around Zion.

      Walk about Zion. Psalm 48:12

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    35. Listen to Psalm 49.

      Hear this, all ye people give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world.Psalm 49:1

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    36. Gather God's saints.

      Gather my saints together unto me those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice. Psalm 50:5

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    37. Don't harden your heart.

      Harden not your heart. Psalm 95:8

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    38. Make a loud noise.

      Make a loud noise.Psalm 98:4

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    39. Don't trust your own understanding.

      Lean not unto thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

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    40. Don't be afraid of sudden fear.

      Be not afraid of sudden fear. Proverbs 3:25a

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    41. Don't be afraid of the desolation of the wicked.

      Be not afraid ... of the desolation of the wicked. Proverbs 3:25b

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    42. Obey the author of the book of Proverbs.

      I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. Proverbs 4:2

      Neither decline from the words of my mouth. Proverbs 4:5

      Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings. Proverbs 4:10

      Attend to my words incline thine ear unto my sayings.Let them not depart from thine eyes keep them in the midst of thine heart. Proverbs 4:20-21

      Attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding. Proverbs 5:1

      Keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee. Keep my commandments, and live and my law as the apple of thine eye. Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart. Proverbs 7:1-3

      Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth. Proverbs 7:24

      Hear for I will speak of excellent things. Proverbs 8:6

      Hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.Proverbs 8:32

      Apply thine heart unto my knowledge. Proverbs 22:17

      My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways. Proverbs 23:26

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    43. Keep an eye on your heart.

      Keep thy heart with all diligence. Proverbs 4:23

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    44. Watch what you say.

      Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. Proverbs 4:24

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    45. Look straight ahead.

      Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Proverbs 4:25

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    46. Watch your step.

      Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Proverbs 4:26

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    47. Make no right or left turns.

      Turn not to the right hand nor to the left. Proverbs 4:27a

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    48. If you step in something evil, remove your foot.

      Remove thy foot from evil. Proverbs 4:27b

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    49. Drink from your own well.

      Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well. Proverbs 5:15

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    50. Let your fountains run into the streets.

      Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets. Proverbs 5:16

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    51. Don't share your fountains with strangers.

      Let them be only thine own, and not strangers' with thee. Proverbs 5:17

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    52. Let your fountain be blessed.

      Let thy fountain be blessed. Proverbs 5:18

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    53. Learn from the ant, you sluggard.

      Go to the ant, thou sluggard consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest. Proverbs 6:6-8

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    54. Say to wisdom, "You are my sister."

      Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister. Proverbs 7:4a

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    55. Say to understanding, "You are my female relative."

      Call understanding thy kinswoman. Proverbs 7:4b

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    56. Don't reprove a scorner.

      Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee. Proverbs 9:8a

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    57. Stay away from foolish people.

      Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge. Proverbs 14:7

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    58. Smite a scorner.

      Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware. Proverbs 19:25a

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    59. Reprove people who understand.

      Reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge. Proverbs 19:25b

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    60. Don't be friends with angry people.

      Make no friendship with an angry man and with a furious man thou shalt not go. Proverbs 22:24

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    61. When you eat dinner with an important person, think about what to say and don't overeat.

      When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee: And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat. Proverbs 23:1-3

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    62. Don't eat bread with anyone who has an evil eye.

      Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats. Proverbs 23:6

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    63. Don't talk to fools.

      Speak not in the ears of a fool. Proverbs 23:9

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    64. Don't walk on the fields of the fatherless.

      Enter not into the fields of the fatherless. Proverbs 23:10

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    65. Don't ambush righteous people.

      Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous spoil not his resting place. Proverbs 24:15

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    66. Don't associate with people who are trying to change things.

      Meddle not with them that are given to change. Proverbs 24:21

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    67. Kiss on the lips whoever has the right answer.

      Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer. Proverbs 24:26

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    68. Complete your outdoor work before building your house.

      Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field and afterwards build thine house. Proverbs 24:27

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    69. Stay out of your neighbor's house.

      Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee. Proverbs 25:17

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    70. Give your enemy food and water.

      (It's like heaping coals on his head.)
      If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee. Proverbs 25:21-22

      If thine enemy hunger, feed him if he thirst, give him drink. Romans 12:20

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    71. Don't be hasty to strive with your neighbor.

      (Debate with him instead.)
      Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame. Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself. Proverbs 25:8-9

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    72. Whip horses, bridle donkeys, and beat fools with a rod.

      A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back. Proverbs 26:3

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    73. Don't answer a fool according to his folly.

      Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him. Proverbs 26:4

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    74. Answer a fool according to his folly.

      Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit. Proverbs 26:5

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    75. When disaster strikes, don't ask your brother for help.

      (Ask your neighbor instead.)
      Neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off. Proverbs 27:10

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    76. Don't be overly righteous.

      Be not righteous over much. Ecclesiastes 7:16a

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    77. Don't be overly wise.

      (Why try to destroy yourself?)
      Neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself? Ecclesiastes 7:16b

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    78. Don't be overly wicked.

      Be not over much wicked. Ecclesiastes 7:17

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    79. Don't stand in an evil thing.

      Stand not in an evil thing. Ecclesiastes 8:3

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    80. Don't curse the rich from your bedroom.

      (Because a little bird will tell on you.)
      Curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter. Ecclesiastes 10:20

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    81. Cast your bread upon the waters.

      (You'll find it later after many days.)
      Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. Ecclesiastes 11:1

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    82. Give some to seven or eight.

      (Because you never know what evil will be on the earth.)
      Give a portion to seven, and also to eight for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth. Ecclesiastes 11:2

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    83. Keep evil things away from your flesh.

      Put away evil from thy flesh. Ecclesiastes 11:10

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    84. Seek judgment.

      Seek judgment. Isaiah 1:17a

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    85. Judge the fatherless.

      Judge the fatherless. Isaiah 1:17b

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    86. Tell the righteous people that everything will be OK for them.

      (They'll eat the fruit of their doings.)
      Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Isaiah 3:10

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    87. Bind up the testimony.

      Bind up the testimony. Isaiah 8:16a

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    88. Seal the law among Isaiah's disciples.

      Seal the law among my disciples. Isaiah 8:16b

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    89. Cry out loud.

      (With a voice like a trumpet.)
      Cry out ... thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee. Isaiah 12:6

      Cry, O city thou, whole Palestina, art dissolved: for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his appointed times. Isaiah 14:31

      Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression. Isaiah 58:1

      Cry ... ye principal of the flock: for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel. Jeremaiah 25:34

      Cry tell ye it in Arnon, that Moab is spoiled. Jeremaiah 48:20

      Cry, ye daughters of Rabbah. Jeremaiah 49:3

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    90. Howl.

      Howl ye for the day of the LORD is at hand it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. Isaiah 13:6

      Howl, O gate ... for there shall come from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in his appointed times. Isaiah 14:31

      Howl, ye ships of Tarshish for it is laid waste. Isaiah 23:1

      Howl, ye inhabitants of the isle. Isaiah 23:6

      Howl, ye shepherds ... ye principal of the flock: for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel. Jeremaiah 25:34

      Howl ... tell ye it in Arnon, that Moab is spoiled. Jeremaiah 48:20

      Howl, O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled. Jeremaiah 49:3

      Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her. Jeremaiah 51:8

      Thus saith the Lord GOD Howl ye, Woe worth the day! Ezekiel 30:2

      Howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine for it is cut off from your mouth. Joel 1:5

      Howl, O ye vinedressers. Joel 1:11

      Howl, ye ministers of the altar. Joel 1:13

      Howl, ye inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the merchant people are cut down all they that bear silver are cut off. Zephaniah 1:11

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    91. Say to those who are afraid, "Be strong."

      Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence he will come and save you. Isaiah 35:4

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    92. Remember things that happened a long time ago.

      Remember the former things of old. Isaiah 46:9

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    93. Follow righteousness.

      Follow after righteousness. Isaiah 51:1a, 1 Timothy 6:11

      Awake to righteousness. 1 Corinthians 15:34

      Follow righteousness. 2 Timothy 2:22

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    94. Look at the rock from which you were hewn.

      Look unto the rock whence ye are hewn. Isaiah 51:1b

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    95. Look at the hole from which you are dug.

      Look unto ... the hole of the pit whence ye are digged. Isaiah 51:1c

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    96. Look at Abraham and Sarah, your father and mother.

      Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.Isaiah 51:2

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    97. If you are thirsty, come to the waters.

      Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters. Isaiah 55:1a

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    98. If you have no money, buy food, wine, and milk.

      He that hath no money come ye, buy, and eat yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Isaiah 55:1b

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    99. Eat that which is good.

      Eat ye that which is good. Isaiah 55:2a

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    100. Let your soul delight in fatness.

      Let your soul delight itself in fatness. Isaiah 55:2b

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    101. Hear.

      And your soul shall live. (If you have ears.)
      Incline your ear, and come unto me: Hear, and your soul shall live. Isaiah 55:3

      He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. Matthew 11:15

      If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. Mark 4:23

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    102. Don't let a eunuch say, "Behold, I am a dry tree."

      Neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree. Isaiah 56:3

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    103. Gird yourself in sackcloth.

      Gird thee with sackcloth ... for the spoiler shall suddenly come upon us. Jeremaiah 6:26a

      Gird you with sackcloth ... and run to and fro by the hedges. Jeremaiah 49:3a

      Come, lie all night in sackcloth. Joel 1:13

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    104. Wallow in ashes.

      Wallow thyself in ashes ... for the spoiler shall suddenly come upon us. Jeremaiah 6:26b

      Wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye principal of the flock: for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel. Jeremiah 25:34

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    105. Mourn.

      Make thee mourning, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation: for the spoiler shall suddenly come upon us. Jeremiah 6:26c

      Mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. James 4:9

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    106. Don't trust anyone. Not even your family, friends, or neighbors.

      Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders.And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.Thine habitation is in the midst of deceit through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the Lord. Jeremiah 9:4-6

      Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide. Micah 7:5

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    107. Don't worry about the signs of heaven.

      Be not dismayed at the signs of heaven for the heathen are dismayed at them. Jeremiah 10:2

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    108. You've got to change your evil ways.

      Return ye now every one from his evil way. Jeremiah 18:11

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    109. Don't cry.

      Thus saith the LORD Refrain thy voice from weeping, and thine eyes from tears: for thy work shall be rewarded, saith the LORD and they shall come again from the land of the enemy. Jeremiah 31:16

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    110. Lament.

      (Like a virgin in sackcloth for the husband of her youth.)
      Lament. Jeremaiah 49:3a

      Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of her youth. Joel 1:8

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    111. Run to and fro by the hedges.

      Run to and fro by the hedges. Jeremaiah 49:3b

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    112. Repent.

      Thus saith the Lord GOD Repent. Ezekiel 14:6

      Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions so iniquity shall not be your ruin. Ezekiel 18:30

      In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Matthew 3:1-2

      From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Matthew 4:17

      Jesus came ... saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent. Mark 1:14-15

      He [Jesus] called unto him the twelve ... And they went out, and preached that men should repent. Mark 6:7-12

      I [Jesus] tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Luke 13:3, 13:5

      Peter said unto them, Repent. Acts 2:38

      Repent. Acts 3:19, 26:20 Revelation 3:3, 3:19

      The times of this ignorance God winked at but now commandeth all men every where to repent. Acts 17:30

      Repent or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. Revelation 2:16

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    113. Keep yourself and your daughters busy.

      Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom ... abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters. Ezekiel 16:49

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    114. Withdraw your hand from iniquity.

      If a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right, and ...hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity. Ezekiel 18:5-8

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    115. Deal truly.

      If a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right ... to deal truly. Ezekiel 18:5-9

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    116. Cast away the abominations of your eyes.

      Cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes. Ezekiel 20:7

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    117. Sanctify a fast.

      Sanctify ye a fast. Joel 1:14

      Sanctify a fast. Joel 2:15

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    118. Call a solemn assembly.

      Call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God. Joel 1:14b

      Call a solemn assembly. Gather the people ... assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet. Joel 2:15-16

      Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come down, O LORD. Let the heathen be wakened. Joel 3:11-12

      Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired. Zephaniah 2:3

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    119. Blow a trumpet in Zion.

      Blow ye the trumpet in Zion. Joel 2:1a

      Blow the trumpet in Zion. Joel 2:15-16

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    120. Sound an alarm on God's holy mountain.

      Sound an alarm in my holy mountain. Joel 2:1b

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    121. Sanctify the congregation.

      Sanctify the congregation. Joel 2:16

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    122. Establish judgment in the gate.

      Establish judgment in the gate. Amos 5:15

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    123. Sing.

      Sing, O daughter of Zion. Zephaniah 3:14

      Sing ... O daughter of Zion. Zechariah 2:10

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    124. Don't be like your fathers.

      Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts Turn ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, saith the LORD. Zechariah 1:4

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    125. Be silent.

      Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation. Zecharaiah 2:13

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    126. Let the dying die.

      That that dieth, let it die. Zechariah 11:9a

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    127. Let those who are to be cut off, be cut off.

      That that is to be cut off, let it be cut off. Zechariah 11:9b

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    128. And let the survivors eat each other's flesh.

      And let the rest eat every one the flesh of another. Zechariah 11:9c

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    129. Take heed to your spirit.

      Take heed to your spirit. Malachi 2:15, 16

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    130. Don't weary the Lord with your words.

      Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Malachi 2:17a

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    131. Don't say, "Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the Lord."

      (It wearies the Lord.)
      Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD. Malachi 2:17b

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    132. Don't say, "Where is the God of judgment?"

      (It wearies the Lord.)
      Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, ... Where is the God of judgment? Malachi 2:17b

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    133. Be transformed by renewing your mind.

      Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2

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    134. Be fervent in spirit.

      Be ... fervent in spirit. Romans 12:10-11

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    135. Be patient in tribulation.

      Be ... patient in tribulation. Romans 12:10-12

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    136. Rejoice with those who are rejoicing.

      Rejoice with them that do rejoice. Romans 12:15a

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    137. Weep with those who are weeping.

      Weep with them that weep. Romans 12:15b

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    138. Agree with everyone about everything.

      Be of the same mind one toward another. Romans 12:16a

      All speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 1 Corinthians 1:10

      Be of one mind. 2 Corinthians 13:11

      Stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel. Phillipians 1:27

      Be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Phillipians 2:2

      Do all things without ...disputings. Phillipians 2:14

      Be ye all of one mind. 1 Peter 3:8

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    139. Hang out with the little people.

      Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Romans 12:16b

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    140. Walk honesty.

      Let us walk honestly. Romans 13:13a

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    141. Don't participate in riots.

      Let us walk ... not in rioting. Romans 13:13b

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    142. Don't cause anyone to stumble.

      No man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way. Romans 14:13

      It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak. Romans 14:21

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    143. Edify one another.

      Let us therefore follow after the things ... wherewith one may edify another. Romans 14:19

      Let all things be done unto edifying. 1 Corinthians 14:26

      Edify one another. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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    144. Please your neighbor.

      Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. Romans 15:2

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    145. Receive one another.

      Receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God. Romans 15:7

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    146. If you think you are wise, become a fool so that you will be wise.

      If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. 1 Corinthians 3:18

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    147. Don't glory in men.

      Let no man glory in men. 1 Corinthians 3:21

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    148. Purge out the old leaven and become a new lump.

      Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. 1 Corinthians 5:7

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    149. Don't lust after evil things.

      We should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 1 Corinthians 10:6

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    150. Don't murmur.

      Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. 1 Corinthians 10:10

      Do all things without murmurings. Philippians 2:14

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    151. Covet the best gifts.

      Covet earnestly the best gifts. 1 Corinthians 12:31

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    152. If any man is ignorant, let him be ignorant.

      If any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. 1 Corinthians 14:38

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    153. Be steadfast, unmovable.

      Be ye stedfast, unmoveable. 1 Corinthians 15:58

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    154. Keep the faith.

      Stand fast in the faith. 1 Corinthians 16:13

      Follow after ... faith. 1 Timothy 6:11

      Follow ... faith. 2 Timothy 2:22

      Continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them. 2 Timothy 3:14

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    155. Greet each other with a holy kiss.

      Greet ye one another with an holy kiss. 1 Corinthians 16:20

      Greet one another with an holy kiss. 2 Corinthians 13:12

      Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss. 1 Thessalonians 5:26

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    156. Cleanse yourself of all filthiness of flesh and spirit.

      Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 2 Corinthians 7:1

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    157. Be of good comfort.

      Be of good comfort. 2 Corinthians 13:11

      Comfort your hearts.2 Thessalonians 2:17

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    158. Don't use your liberty to satisfy the flesh.

      Use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh. Galatians 5:13

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    159. If you bite and devour one another, make sure you don't get eaten yourself.

      If ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. Galatians 5:15

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    160. Don't provoke one another.

      Let us not be ... provoking one another. Galatians 5:26

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    161. Restore those who make a mistake in the spirit of meekness.

      If a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Galatians 6:1

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    162. Bear your own burden.

      For every man shall bear his own burden. Galatians 6:5

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    163. Share good things with your teacher.

      Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. Galatians 6:6

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    164. Be angry.

      Be ye angry. Ephesians 4:26

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    165. Work with your hands.

      Let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.Ephesians 4:28b

      Work with your own hands, as we commanded you. 1 Thessalonians 4:11

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    166. Walk in love.

      Walk in love. Ephesians 5:2

      Follow after ... love. 1 Timothy 6:11

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    167. Be clean.

      But ... all uncleanness ... let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints. Neither filthiness. Ephesians 5:3-4

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    168. Don't joke.

      Let it not be once named among you ... jesting. Ephesians 5:3-4

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    169. Don't talk foolishly.

      Neither ... foolish talking. Ephesians 5:4a

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    170. Give thanks.

      But rather giving of thanks. Ephesians 5:4b

      Be ye thankful. Colossians 3:15

      In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

      I exhort therefore, that ...and giving of thanks. 1 Timothy 2:1

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    171. Walk as children of light.

      Walk as children of light. Ephesians 5:8

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    172. Wake up.

      Awake thou that sleepest ... and Christ shall give thee light. Ephesians 5:14a

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    173. Arise from the dead.

      Arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. Ephesians 5:14b

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    174. Walk circumspectly.

      Walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise. Ephesians 5:15

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    175. Redeem the time.

      (Because the days are evil.)
      Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:16

      Redeeming the time. Colossians 4:5

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    176. Talk to yourself using psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.

      Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. Ephesians 5:19

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    177. Submit yourselves to one another.

      Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Ephesians 5:21

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    178. Don't be terrified by your enemies.

      (They're all going to hell anyway.)
      And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God. Philippians 1:28

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    179. Beware of dogs.

      Beware of dogs. Philippians 3:2

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    180. Let everyone know how moderate you are.

      Let your moderation be known unto all men. Philippians 4:5

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    181. Don't worry.

      Be careful for nothing. Philippians 4:6

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    182. Don't think you'll be rewarded for voluntary humility.

      Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility. Colossians 2:18a

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    183. Don't worship angels.

      Let no man beguile you of your reward in a ... worshipping of angels. Colossians 2:18b

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    184. Seek things that are above, not things on the earth.

      If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:1-2

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    185. Mortify your members.

      Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth. Colossians 3:5

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    186. Don't be inordinately affectionate.

      ...inordinate affection ... For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience. Colossians 3:5-6

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    187. Don't be unclean.

      ...uncleanness ...For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience. Colossians 3:5-6

      God hath not called us unto uncleanness. 1 Thessalonians 4:7

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    188. Be long-suffering.

      Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved ... longsuffering. Colossians 3:12

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    189. Teach one another.

      Teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. Colossians 3:16

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    190. Walk in wisdom toward nonbelievers.

      Walk in wisdom toward them that are without. Colossians 4:5

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    191. Know how to answer everyone.

      Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. Colossians 4:6

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    192. Don't despise anyone.

      (If you do, you're despising God, who gave us his holy Spirit.)
      He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.1 Thessalonians 4:8

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    193. Be quiet.

      Study to be quiet. 1 Thessalonians 4:11

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    194. Don't sleep.

      Let us not sleep, as do others. 1 Thessalonians 5:6

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    195. Comfort one another.

      Comfort yourselves together. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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    196. Warn the unruly.

      Warn them that are unruly. 1 Thessalonians 5:14

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    197. Pray all the time.

      Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

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    198. Don't quench the Spirit.

      Quench not the Spirit. 1 Thessalonians 5:19

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    199. Work quietly and eat your own bread.

      Them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. 2 Thessalonians 3:12

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    200. Pray for everybody.

      I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions ... be made for all men. 1 Timothy 2:1

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    201. Pray everywhere.

      (Lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.)
      I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. 1 Timothy 2:8

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    202. Keep yourself pure.

      Keep thyself pure. 1 Timothy 5:22

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    203. If you have food and clothes, be content.

      Having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 1 Timothy 6:8

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    204. Follow after godliness.

      Follow after ... godliness. 1 Timothy 6:11

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    205. Hold on to eternal life.

      Lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:12

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    206. Avoid profane and vain babblings.

      Avoiding profane and vain babblings. 1 Timothy 6:20

      Shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. 2 Timothy 2:16

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    207. Endure hardness.

      Endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 2:3

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    208. Avoid foolish and unlearned questions.

      Foolish and unlearned questions avoid. 2 Timothy 2:23

      Avoid foolish questions. Titus 3:9

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    209. Don't argue.

      The servant of the Lord must not strive. 2 Timothy 2:24

      Avoid ... contentions, and strivings about the law. Titus 3:9

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    210. Meekly instruct those that oppose themselves.

      (So they can free themselves from the snare of the devil.)
      In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truthAnd that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will. 2 Timothy 2:25-26

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    211. Be instant in season and out of season.

      Be instant in season, out of season reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 2 Timothy 4:2

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    212. Watch everything.

      Watch thou in all things 2 Timothy 4:5

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    213. Rebuke the Cretans.

      (Because the people who live on the island of Crete are all liars, evil beasts, and slow bellies.)
      The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith. Titus 1:12

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    214. Old men should be sober, grave, temperate, faithful, charitable, and patient.

      That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. Titus 2:2

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    215. Tell young men to be sober-minded.

      Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. Titus 2:6

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    216. Don't let anyone despise you.

      Let no man despise thee. Titus 2:15b

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    217. Work to enter into that rest.

      Labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. Hebrews 4:11

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    218. Don't lose your confidence.

      Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. Hebrews 10:35

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    219. Lift up your hands and knees.

      Lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees. Hebrews 12:12

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    220. Make straight paths for your feet.

      Make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way but let it rather be healed. Hebrews 12:12-13

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    221. Don't forget to entertain strangers.

      (Some have unknowingly therby entertained angels.)
      Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 13:2

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    222. Don't include any covetousness in your conversation.

      Let your conversation be without covetousness. Hebrews 13:5a

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    223. Be content with what you have.

      (Because he said he'll never leave you.)
      Be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrews 13:5b

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    224. Don't make a mistake.

      Do not err, my beloved brethren. James 1:16

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    225. Don't be filthy and naughty.

      Lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness. James 1:21a

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    226. Purify your heart.

      (you double minded.)
      Purify your hearts, ye double minded. James 4:8

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    227. Be afflicted.

      Be afflicted. James 4:9

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    228. If you are afflicted, pray.

      Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. James 5:13a

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    229. If you are merry, sing psalms.

      Is any merry? let him sing psalms. James 5:13b

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    230. Confess your faults to one another.

      Confess your faults one to another. James 5:16a

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    231. Pray for one another.

      Pray one for another, that ye may be healed. James 5:16b

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    232. Gird up the loins of your mind.

      Gird up the loins of your mind. 1 Peter 1:13

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    233. Don't fashion yourself according to your ignorant former lusts.

      As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance. 1 Peter 1:14

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    234. Be holy in all of your conversations.

      Be ye holy in all manner of conversation. 1 Peter 1:15

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    235. Love the brotherhood.

      Love the brotherhood. 1 Peter 2:17

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    236. Be pitiful.

      Be pitiful. 1 Peter 3:8

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    237. Young people, submit to your elders.

      Ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. 1 Peter 5:5a

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    238. Everyone should be subject to everyone else.

      Yea, all of you be subject one to another. 1 Peter 5:5b

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    239. Greet each other with the kiss of charity.

      Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. 1 Peter 5:14

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    240. Don't believe every spirit.

      Believe not every spirit. 1 John 4:1

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