And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning
together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked
him, Which is the first commandment of all? And Jesus answered
him, The first of all the commandments [is], Hear, O Israel;
The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy
God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy
mind, and with all thy strength: this [is] the first commandment.
And the second [is] like, [namely] this, Thou shalt love thy
neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and
have not charity, I am become as a sounding brass, or a tinkling
cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand
all mysteries, and have all knowledge; and though I have all
faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity,
I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor,
and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity,
it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind;
charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed
up. Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is
not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity,
but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all
things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never
faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether
there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge,
it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in
part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which
is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as
a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when
I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through
a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but
then shall I know even as also I am known. And now abideth faith,
hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
I Corinthians 13:1-13
And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue;
and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to
temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness
brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if
these things be in you, and abound, they make [you that ye shall]
neither [be] barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord
2 Peter 1:5-8
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart,
be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools
despise wisdom and instruction.
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not
the law of thy mother.
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments
with thee; So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, [and]
apply thine heart to understanding; Yea, if thou criest after
knowledge, [and] liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou
seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as [for] hid treasures;
Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the
knowledge of God. For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth
[cometh] knowledge and understanding.
Withhold not correction from the child: for [if] thou beatest
him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with
the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.
Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath
babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of
eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek
mixed wine. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when
it giveth his colour in the cup, [when] it moveth itself aright.
At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall
utter perverse things. Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down
in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of
a mast. They have stricken me, [shalt thou say, and] I was not
sick; they have beaten me, [and] I felt [it] not: when shall
I awake? I will seek it yet again.
The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left [to himself]
bringeth his mother to shame.
Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the
evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt
say, I have no pleasure in them.
Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength
to mingle strong drink.
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves:
be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who
is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a
little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And
said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become
as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child,
the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed
by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that
good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a
child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away
I Corinthians 13:11
Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment
with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest
live long on the earth. And, ye fathers, provoke not your children
to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of
Children, obey [your] parents in all things: for this is
well pleasing unto the Lord. Fathers, provoke not your children
[to anger], lest they be discouraged.
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall
come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous,
boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful,
unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers,
incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors,
heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from
such turn away.
2 Timothy 3:1-5