The Humble and Contrite in Spirit
Thus says the LORD:
a "Heaven is My throne,
And earth is My footstool.
Where is the house that you will build Me?
And where is the place of My rest?
For all those things My hand has made,
And all those things exist,"
Says the LORD.
b "But on this one will I look:
c On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit,
And who trembles at My word.
"He d who kills a bull is as if he slays a man;
He who sacrifices a lamb, as if he e breaks a dog's neck;
He who offers a grain offering, as if he offers swine's blood;
He who burns incense, as if he blesses an idol.
Just as they have chosen their own ways,
And their soul delights in their abominations,
So will I choose their delusions,
And bring their fears on them;
f Because, when I called, no one answered,
When I spoke they did not hear;
But they did evil before My eyes,
And chose that in which I do not delight."
Hear the word of the LORD,
You who tremble at His word:
"Your brethren who g hated you,
Who cast you out for My name's sake, said,
h 'Let the LORD be glorified,
That i we may see your joy.'
But they shall be ashamed."
The sound of noise from the city!
A voice from the temple!
The voice of the LORD,
Who fully repays His enemies!
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
1 Kings 8:27
But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You. How much less this temple which I have built!
2 Chronicles 6:18
But will God indeed dwell with men on the earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You. How much less this temple which I have built!
The LORD is in His holy temple, The LORD's throne is in heaven; His eyes behold, His eyelids test the sons of men.
But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God's throne.
God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.
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The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart - These, O God, You will not despise.
Isaiah 1:10 - 17
Hear the word of the LORD, You rulers of Sodom; Give ear to the law of our God, You people of Gomorrah:
Isaiah 58:1 - 7
Cry aloud, spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet; Tell My people their transgression, And the house of Jacob their sins.
Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, Ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?
You shall not bring the wages of a harlot or the price of a dog to the house of the LORD your God for any vowed offering, for both of these are an abomination to the LORD your God.
Because I have called and you refused, I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded.
Therefore I will number you for the sword, And you shall all bow down to the slaughter; Because, when I called, you did not answer; When I spoke, you did not hear, But did evil before My eyes, And chose that in which I do not delight.
And now, because you have done all these works," says the LORD, "and I spoke to you, rising up early and speaking, but you did not hear, and I called you, but you did not answer.
Those also who render evil for good, They are my adversaries, because I follow what is good.
Whereas you have been forsaken and hated, So that no one went through you, I will make you an eternal excellence, A joy of many generations.
Blessed are you when men hate you, And when they exclude you, And revile you, and cast out your name as evil, For the Son of Man's sake.
Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For indeed your reward is great in heaven, For in like manner their fathers did to the prophets.
That say, "Let Him make speed and hasten His work, That we may see it; And let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come, That we may know it.
2 Thessalonians 1:10
When He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed.
Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.