The Supreme Court of the United States has descended from the disciplined legal reasoning of John Marshall and Joseph Story to the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie.
Fortune Cookie Commandments(In biblical order)
- Don't be wicked in the sight of the Lord.
And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him. Genesis 38:7
- Be 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
- Don't be stiffnecked.
Be no more stiffnecked. Deuteronomy 10:16
Now be ye not stiffnecked, as your fathers were. 2 Chronicles 30:8
- Don't observe times.
There shall not be found among you ... an observer of times. Deuteronomy 18:10
Manasseh ... did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD. ... For he ... observed times. 2 Chronicles 22:1-6
- Don't be a charmer.
There shall not be found among you ... a charmer. Deuteronomy 18:10-11
- 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 4:48
Be perfect. 2 Corinthians 13:11
- Don't remove your neighbor's landmark.
Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour's landmark, which they of old time have set in thine inheritance, which thou shalt inherit in the land that the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it. Deuteronomy 19:14
Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour's landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen. Deuteronomy 27:17
Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set. Proverbs 22:28
Remove not the old landmark. Proverbs 23:10
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: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart. 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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Don't touch the Lord's anointed.
Touch not mine anointed. 1 Chronicles 16:22, Psalm 105:15
- Remove the filthiness from the holy place.
Carry forth the filthiness out of the holy place. 2 Chronicles 29:5b
- 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
- Stand in awe.
Stand in awe. Psalm 4:4
Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. Psalm 33:8
- Commune with your own heart upon your bed.
Commune with your own heart upon your bed. Psalm 4:4
- Offer the sacrifices of righteousness.
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness. Psalm 4:5
- Walk around Zion.
Walk about Zion. Psalm 48:12
- Listen to Psalm 49.
Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world Psalm 49:1
- Don't harden your heart.
Harden not your heart. Psalm 95:8
- Make a loud noise.
Make a loud noise. Psalm 98:4
- Don't be afraid of sudden fear.
(You have nothing to fear but fear itself.)
Be not afraid of sudden fear. Proverbs 3:25
- Don't be afraid of the desolation of the wicked.
Be not afraid ... of the desolation of the wicked. Proverbs 3:25
- Keep an eye on your heart.
Keep thy heart with all diligence. Proverbs 4:23
- Let your fountains run into the streets.
Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets. Proverbs 5:16
- Look straight ahead.
Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Proverbs 4:25
- Watch your step.
Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Proverbs 4:26
- Make no right or left turns.
Turn not to the right hand nor to the left. Proverbs 4:27
- If you step in something evil, remove your foot.
Remove thy foot from evil. Proverbs 4:27
- Drink from your own well.
Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well. Proverbs 5:15
- Don't share your fountains with strangers.
Let them be only thine own, and not strangers' with thee. Proverbs 5:17
- Let your fountain be blessed.
Let thy fountain be blessed. Proverbs 5:18
- 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
- Don't reprove a scorner.
Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee. Proverbs 9:8
- Teach a just man.
Teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. Proverbs 9:9
- Smite a scorner.
Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware. Proverbs 19:25
- 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
- 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
- Don't look at the wine while it is red.
(Or you'll see strange women and say perverse things.)
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. Proverbs 23:31-33
- Kiss on the lips whoever has the right answer.
Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer. Proverbs 24:26
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Don't be overly wicked.
Be not over much wicked. Ecclesiastes 7:17
- Don't be overly righteous.
Be not righteous over much. Ecclesiastes 7:16
- Don't stand in an evil thing.
Stand not in an evil thing. Ecclesiastes 8:3
- Always have some ointment on your head.
Let thy head lack no ointment. Ecclesiastes 9:8
- Cast your bread upon the waters.
Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. Ecclesiastes 11:1
- Give some to seven or eight.
Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth. Ecclesiastes 11:2
- Wash yourself.
Wash you, make you clean. Isaiah 1:16
Cleanse your hands, ye sinners. James 4:8
- Seek judgment.
Seek judgment. Isaiah 1:17
- Bind up the testimony.
Bind up the testimony. Isaiah 8:16
- Seal the law among Isaiah's disciples.
Seal the law among my disciples. Isaiah 8:16
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; 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
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, and cry; and 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. Jeremaiah 25:34
Howl and cry; tell ye it in Arnon, that Moab is spoiled. Jeremaiah 48:20
Howl, O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled: cry, ye daughters of Rabbah, gird you with sackcloth; lament, and run to and fro by the hedges. 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
Be ye ashamed, O ye husbandmen; howl, O ye vinedressers. Joel 1:11
Howl, ye ministers of the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth. 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
Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. James 5:1
- 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
- Don't be afraid of heathens.
Be not afraid of them [heathens]; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good. Jeremiah 10:5
- 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
- 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
- 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 14:49
- Don't commit abominations in front of God.
Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom ... they .... committed abomination before me. Ezekiel 14:49-50
- Deal truly.
If a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right ... to deal truly. Ezekiel 18:5-8
- Cast away the abominations of your eyes.
Cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes. Ezekiel 20:7
- Mourn like a virgin in sackcloth for the husband of her youth.
- Sanctify a fast.
- 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 1:14
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. Zephanaiah 2:3
- Blow a trumpet in Zion.
Blow ye the trumpet in Zion. Joel 2:1
Blow the trumpet in Zion. Joel 2:15-16
- Sound an alarm on God's holy mountain.
Sound an alarm in my holy mountain. Joel 2:1
Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly. Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, 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. Zephanaiah 2:3
- Sanctify the congregation.
Sanctify the congregation. Joel 2:16
- Offer your body as a sacrifice to God.
Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God. Romans 12:1
- Be transformed by renewing your mind.
Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2
- Be fervent in spirit.
Be ... fervent in spirit. Romans 12:10-11
- Be patient in tribulation.
Be ... patient in tribulation. Romans 12:10-12
- Agree with everyone about everything.
Be of the same mind one toward another. Romans 12:16
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
- Hang out with the little people.
Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Romans 12:16
- Please your neighbor.
Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification. Romans 15:2
- Don't glory in men.
Let no man glory in men. 1 Corinthians 3:21
- 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
- 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
- Don't offend Jews, Gentiles, or the church.
Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: 1 Corinthians 10:28
- Be children in malice.
Howbeit in malice be ye children. 1 Corinthians 14:20
- If you are ignorant, stay ignorant.
If any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. 1 Corinthians 14:38
- Do everything decently and in order.
Let all things be done decently and in order. 1 Corinthians 14:40
- 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
Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. 1 Peter 5:14
- 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
- Be of good comfort.
Be of good comfort. 2 Corinthians 13:11
Comfort your hearts. 2 Thessalonians 2:17
- Be led by the Spirit.
(If you're led by the spirit, you don't have to follow the law.)
If ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Galatians 5:18
- Don't use your liberty to satisfy the flesh.
Use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh. Galatians 5:13
- 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
- Walk in the spirit.
(If you do, you'll never fulfill the lusts of the flesh.)
Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. Galatians 5:25
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Galatians 5:16
- Prove your own work.
Let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. Galatians 6:4
- 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
- Don't joke.
Let it not be once named among you ... jesting. Ephesians 5:3-4
- Give thanks.
Neither ... but rather giving of thanks. Ephesians 5:4
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
- Don't hang out with the children of disobedience.
(e.g., whoremongers, unclean, covetous idolaters)
For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them. Ephesians 5:7
- Walk as children of light.
Walk as children of light. Ephesians 5:8
- Prove what is acceptable to the Lord.
Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. Ephesians 5:10
- Don't have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness.
Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness. Ephesians 5:11
- Reprove the unfruitful works of darkness.
Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. Ephesians 5:11
- Don't talk about the secret things done by the unfruitful works of darkness.
Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. Ephesians 5:11-12
- Wake up.
Awake thou that sleepest ... and Christ shall give thee light. Ephesians 5:14
- Arise from the dead.
Arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. Ephesians 5:14
- Walk circumspectly.
Walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise Ephesians 5:15
- 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
- Talk to yourself using psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs. Ephesians 5:19
- Submit yourselves to one another.
Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Ephesians 5:21
- Beware of dogs.
Beware of dogs. Philiippians 3:2
- Stand fast in the Lord.
Stand fast in the Lord. Philiippians 4:4
- Let everyone know how moderate you are.
Let your moderation be known unto all men. Philiippians 4:5
- Don't worry.
Be careful for nothing. Philiippians 4:6
- Seek things that are above, not on 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
- Mortify your members.
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth. Colossians 3:5
- 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
- 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
- Walk in wisdom toward nonbelievers.
Walk in wisdom toward them that are without. Colossians 4:5
- Comfort one another with the words in 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17.
Comfort one another with these words [in the previous three verses]. 1 Thessalonians 4:18
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17
Comfort yourselves together. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
- Don't sleep.
Let us not sleep, as do others. 1 Thessalonians 5:6
- Warn the unruly.
Warn them that are unruly. 1 Thessalonians 5:14
- Don't quench the Spirit.
Quench not the Spirit. 1 Thessalonians 5:19
- Don't lay your hands suddenly on anyone.
Lay hands suddenly on no man. 1 Timothy 5:22
- Keep yourself pure.
Keep thyself pure. 1 Timothy 5:22
- Try to be godly.
Follow after ... godliness. 1 Timothy 6:11
- 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
- Partake in the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God.
Be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God. 2 Timothy 1:8
Endure afflictions. 2 Timothy 4:5
- Don't be ashamed of the author of Second Timothy.
Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner. 2 Timothy 1:8
- Hold fast to the words of the author of Second Timothy.
Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 1:13
The things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:2
Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. 2 Timothy 2:7
Of these things put them in remembrance. 2 Timothy 2:14
- Endure hardness.
Endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 2:3
- Study to show that you are approved by God.
(Rightly dividing the word of truth, so you won't have to be ashamed.)
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15
- Meekly instruct those that oppose themselves.
(So they can free themselves from the the snare of the devil.)
In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And 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
- Watch everything.
Watch thou in all things 2 Timothy 4:5
- Be an evangelist.
Do the work of an evangelist. 2 Timothy 4:5
- Prove your ministry.
Make full proof of thy ministry. 2 Timothy 4:5
- 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
- Tell young men to be sober-minded.
Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. Titus 2:6
- Don't let anyone despise you.
Let no man despise thee. Titus 2:15
- Don't lose your confidence.
Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. Hebrews 10:35
- Lift up your hands and knees.
lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees. Hebrews 12:12
- Don't forget to entertain strangers.
(Some have unknowingly entertained strangers.)
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 13:2
- 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
- Don't make a mistake.
Do not err, my beloved brethren. James 1:16
- Don't be filthy and naughty.
Lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness. James 1:21
- Receive with meekness the planted word.
Receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. James 1:21
- Purify your heart.
Purify your hearts, ye double minded. James 4:8
- Be afflicted.
Be afflicted. James 4:9
- Grudge not.
Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned James 5:9
- If you are merry, sing psalms.
Is any merry? let him sing psalms. James 5:13
- 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
- Gird up the loins of your mind.
Gird up the loins of your mind. 1 Peter 1:13
- Desire the sincere milk of the word.
As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby. 1 Peter 2:2
- Be pitiful.
Be pitiful. 1 Peter 3:8
- Everyone should be subject to everyone else.
Yea, all of you be subject one to another 1 Peter 5:5
- Test spirits to see if they are from God.
Try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1
- Save others by pulling them out of the fire, while hating their garments that are spotted by the flesh.
Others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. Jude 23
- Hear what the Spirit says to the churches.