25And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" 26He said to him, "What is written in the Law? How do you read it?" 27And he answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself."
28And he said to him, "You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live."
1 Blessed are those whose way is blameless,who walk in the law of the Lord! 2Blessed are those who keep his testimonies,who seek him with their whole heart, 3who also do no wrong,but walk in his ways! 4You have commanded your preceptsto be kept diligently. 5Oh that my ways may be steadfastin keeping your statutes!
6Then I shall not be put to shame,having my eyes fixed on all your commandments. 7I will praise you with an upright heart,when I learn your righteous rules. 8I will keep your statutes;do not utterly forsake me!
9How can a young man keep his way pure?By guarding it according to your word. 10With my whole heart I seek you;let me not wander from your commandments! 11I have stored up your word in my heart,that I might not sin against you. 12Blessed are you, O Lord;teach me your statutes! 13With my lips I declareall the rules of your mouth. 14In the way of your testimonies I delightas much as in all riches. 15I will meditate on your preceptsand fix my eyes on your ways. 16I will delight in your statutes;I will not forget your word.
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