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Nehemiah  3: 5
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Numbers  15: 39
39 You will have these tassels to look at and so you will remember all the commands of the Lord, that you may obey them and not prostitute yourselves by going after the lusts of your own hearts and eyes. 

Joshua  23: 12 - 16
12 "But if you turn away and ally yourselves with the survivors of these nations that remain among you and if you intermarry with them and associate with them,  13 then you may be sure that the Lord your God will no longer drive out these nations before you. Instead, they will become snares and traps for you, whips on your backs and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from this good land, which the Lord your God has given you. 
14 "Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed.  15 But just as every good promise of the Lord your God has come true, so the Lord will bring on you all the evil he has threatened, until he has destroyed you from this good land he has given you.  16 If you violate the covenant of the Lord your God, which he commanded you, and go and serve other gods and bow down to them, the Lord's anger will burn against you, and you will quickly perish from the good land he has given you." 

Judges  14: 19
19 Then the Spirit of the Lord came upon him in power. He went down to Ashkelon, struck down thirty of their men, stripped them of their belongings and gave their clothes to those who had explained the riddle. Burning with anger, he went up to his father's house. 

Psalm  100: 3
3 Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 

Proverbs  28: 2
2 When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a man of understanding and knowledge maintains order. 

Malachi  3: 13 - 15
13 "You have said harsh things against me," says the Lord. "Yet you ask, 'What have we said against you?'  14 "You have said, 'It is futile to serve God. What did we gain by carrying out his requirements and going about like mourners before the Lord Almighty?  15 But now we call the arrogant blessed. Certainly the evildoers prosper, and even those who challenge God escape.' " 

Matthew  18: 1 - 4
1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" 
2 He called a little child and had him stand among them  3 And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  4 Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 

Matthew  19: 21
21 Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." 

Matthew  25: 24 - 30
24 "Then the man who had received the one talent came. 'Master,' he said, 'I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed.  25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.' 
26 "His master replied, 'You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed?  27 Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest. 
28 " 'Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents.  29 For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.  30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' 

Mark  8: 36 - 37
36 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?  37 Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? 

Luke  9: 23
23 Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 

Luke  16: 19 - 31
19 "There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day.  20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores  21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man's table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores. 
22 "The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried.  23 In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side.  24 So he called to him, 'Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.' 
25 "But Abraham replied, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony.  26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.' 
27 "He answered, 'Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father's house,  28 for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.' 
29 "Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.' 
30 " 'No, father Abraham,' he said, 'but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.' 
31 "He said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.' " 


Philippians  2: 3
3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 

1 Peter  1: 22
22 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart. 

James  4: 1 - 3
1 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you?  2 You want something but don't get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God.  3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.