Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; in all your ways know him, and he will make your paths straight.
You will keep the mind that is dependent on you in perfect peace, for it is trusting in you.
Honest balances and scales are the Lord’s; all the weights in the bag are his concern.
Gray hair is a glorious crown; it is found in the ways of righteousness.
Anyone with a wise heart is called discerning, and pleasant speech increases learning.
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or his stature because I have rejected him. Humans do not see what the Lord sees, for humans see what is visible, but the Lord sees the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:7
After seeing them, they reported the message they were told about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
He poured out his Spirit on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior so that, having been justified by his grace, we may become heirs with the hope of eternal life.
For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on his shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign: See, the virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Immanuel.