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28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, "Which is the first commandment of all?" 29 And Jesus answered him,
32 And the scribe said unto Him, "Well, Master, thou hast said the truth, for there is one God, and there is none other than He. 33 And to love Him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices." 34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, He said unto him,
And no man after that dared ask Him any question.
1 Paul, an apostle (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead), 2 and all the brethren who are with me,
Unto the churches of Galatia:
3 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father and from our Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father, 5 to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from Him, that called you into the grace of Christ, for another gospel. 7 For this is not another; but there are some who trouble you and would pervert the Gospel of Christ. 8 But should we, or an angel from Heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again: If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that which ye have received, let him be accursed! 10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I yet sought to please men, I should not be the servant of Christ. 11 But I certify to you, brethren, that the Gospel which was preached by me is not according to man; 12 for I neither received it from man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
1 Kings 10:1-10, 23-25
1 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to test him with hard questions. 2 And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train, with camels that bore spices and very much gold and precious stones; and when she had come to Solomon, she communed with him about all that was in her heart. 3 And Solomon told her all her questions; there was not any thing hidden from the king which he told her not.
4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built, 5 and the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of the LORD, there was no more spirit in her. 6 And she said to the king, "It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom. 7 However I believed not the words until I came and mine eyes had seen it; and behold, the half was not told me. Thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard. 8 Happy are thy men, happy are these thy servants, who stand continually before thee and who hear thy wisdom. 9 Blessed be the LORD thy God, who delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel! Because the LORD loved Israel for ever, therefore made He thee king to do judgment and justice." 10 And she gave the king a hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices a very great store, and precious stones; there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.
23 So King Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth in riches and in wisdom. 24 And all the earth sought Solomon to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart. 25 And they brought every man his present: vessels of silver and vessels of gold, and garments, and armor, and spices, horses, and mules, at a set rate year by year.
1 Kings 11:1-13, 41-43
1 But King Solomon loved many foreign women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh: women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites-- 2 from the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, "Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you; for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods." Solomon cleaved unto these in love. 3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart. 4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods; and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father. 5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. 6 And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father. 7 Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, on the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech the abomination of the children of Ammon. 8 And likewise did he for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrificed unto their gods.
9 And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD God of Israel, who had appeared unto him twice 10 and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods; but he kept not that which the LORD commanded. 11 Therefore the LORD said unto Solomon, "Forasmuch as this is done by thee, and thou hast not kept My covenant and My statutes which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee and will give it to thy servant. 12 Notwithstanding, I will not do it in thy days for David thy father's sake; but I will rend it out of the hand of thy son. 13 However I will not rend away all the kingdom, but will give one tribe to thy son for David My servant's sake and for Jerusalem's sake which I have chosen."
41 And the rest of the acts of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, are they not written in the book of the acts of Solomon? 42 And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years. 43 And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the City of David his father; and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.
Words of Wisdom - Proverbs 16:5
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