quarta-feira, 28 de maio de 2008
To whom then will ye liken God? Or what likeness will ye compare unto Him?
For the customs of the people are vain;
for one cutteth a tree out of the forest,
the work of the hands of the workman, with the ax.
They deck it with silver and with gold;
they fasten it with nails and with hammers,
that it move not.
They are upright as the palm tree,
but speak not; they must be borne,
because they cannot go.
Be not afraid of them, for they cannot do evil,
neither also is it in them to do good.
"Inasmuch as there is none like unto Thee,
O LORD--Thou art great, and Thy name is great in might"
who would not fear Thee, O King of nations?
For to Thee doth it appertain,
inasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations and in all their kingdoms,
there is none like unto Thee.
But they are altogether brutish and foolish;
the stock is a doctrine of vanities.
Silver beaten into plates is brought from Tarshish,
and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman and of the hands of the founder.
Blue and purple is their clothing;
they are all the work of skillful men.
But the LORD is the true God;
He is the living God and an everlasting King.
At His wrath the earth shall tremble,
and the nations shall not be able to abide His indignation.
"Thus shall ye say unto them:
`The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth,
even they shall perish from the earth and from under these heavens.'"
He hath made the earth by His power;
He hath established the world by His wisdom,
and hath stretched out the heavens by His discretion.
that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.