Psalms133:1 ¶ (A
Song of Ascents, of David.) Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For
brothers to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious oil upon
the head, Coming down upon the beard, Even Aaron’s beard, Coming down
upon the edge of his robes. 3 It is like the dew of Hermon, Coming down
upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the
John 13:34 "A
new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I
have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 "By this all men
will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
Ephesians 4:1 ¶
I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, entreat you to walk in a manner
worthy of the calling with which you have been called, 2 ¶ with all
humility and gentleness, with patience, showing forbearance to one
another in love, 3 being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4
There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one
hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and
Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.
Matthew 6:12 ‘And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 ‘And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For
Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.’ 14
"For if you forgive men for their transgressions, your heavenly Father
will also forgive you. 15 "But if you do not forgive men, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions."
Matthew 18:21 ¶ Then Peter came and said to Him, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?" 22 Jesus *said to him, "I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
23 "For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a certain
king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. 24 "And when he had
begun to settle them, there was brought to him one who owed him ten
thousand talents. 25 "But since he did not have the means to repay, his
lord commanded him to be sold, along with his wife and children and all
that he had, and repayment to be made. 26 "The slave therefore falling
down, prostrated himself before him, saying, ‘Have patience with me,
and I will repay you everything.’ 27 "And the lord of that slave felt
compassion and released him and forgave him the debt. 28 "But that
slave went out and found one of his fellow slaves who owed him a
hundred denarii; and he seized him and began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay
back what you owe.’ 29 "So his fellow slave fell down and began to
entreat him, saying, ‘Have patience with me and I will repay you.’ 30
"He was unwilling however, but went and threw him in prison until he
should pay back what was owed. 31 "So when his fellow slaves saw what
had happened, they were deeply grieved and came and reported to their
lord all that had happened. 32 "Then summoning him, his lord *said to
him, ‘You wicked slave, I forgave you all that debt because you
entreated me. 33 ‘Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow
slave, even as I had mercy on you?’ 34 "And his lord, moved with anger,
handed him over to the torturers until he should repay all that was
owed him. 35 "So shall My heavenly Father also do to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart."
Proverbs 10:12 ¶ Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.
¶ The plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is
from the LORD. 2 ¶ All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight,
But the LORD weighs the motives. 3 ¶ Commit your works to the LORD, And
your plans will be established. 4 ¶ The LORD has made everything for
its own purpose, Even the wicked for the day of evil. 5 ¶ Everyone who
is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; Assuredly, he will not
be unpunished. 6 ¶ By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, And by the fear of the LORD one keeps away from evil. 7 ¶ When a man’s ways are pleasing to the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. 8 ¶ Better is a little with righteousness Than great income with injustice.