John 13:1-17
    1[Now] Before the Passover Feast began, Jesus knew (was fully aware) that the time had come for Him to leave this world and return to the Father. And as He had loved those who were His own in the world, He loved them to the last and to the highest degree.
    2So [it was] during supper, Satan having already put the thought of betraying Jesus in the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son,
    3[That] Jesus, knowing (fully aware) that the Father had put everything into His hands, and that He had come from God and was [now] returning to God,
    4Got up from supper, took off His garments, and taking a [servant's] towel, He fastened it around His waist.
    5Then He poured water into the washbasin and began to wash the disciples' feet and to wipe them with the [servant's] towel with which He was girded.
    6When He came to Simon Peter, [Peter] said to Him, Lord, are my feet to be washed by You? [Is it for You to wash my feet?]
    7Jesus said to him, You do not understand now what I AM doing, but you will understand later on.
    8Peter said to Him, You shall never wash my feet! Jesus answered him, Unless I wash you, you have no part with (in) Me [you have no share in companionship with Me].
    9Simon Peter said to Him, Lord, [wash] not only my feet, but my hands and my head too!
    10Jesus said to him, Anyone who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is clean all over. And you [My disciples] are clean, but not all of you.
    11For He knew who was going to betray Him; that was the reason He said, Not all of you are clean.
    12So when He had finished washing their feet and had put on His garments and had sat down again, He said to them, Do you understand what I have done to you?
    13You call Me the Teacher (Master) and the Lord, and you are right in doing so, for that is what I AM.
    14If I then, your Lord and Teacher (Master), have washed your feet, you ought [it is your duty, you are under obligation, you owe it] to wash one another's feet.
    15For I have given you this as an example, so that you should do [in your turn] what I have done to you.
    16I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, A servant is not greater than his master, and no one who is sent is superior to the one who sent him.
    17If you know these things, blessed and happy and to be envied are you if you practice them [if you act accordingly and really do them].
 
John 13:34-35
    34I give you a new commandment: that you should love one another. Just as I have loved you, so you too should love one another.
    35By this shall all [men] know that you are My disciples, if you love one another [if you keep on showing love among yourselves].
 

If you knew you were going to die within days, within hours, you’d select the most important things to tell your loved ones. Right? The following chapters from the Book of John record Jesus’ last words to His disciples and, in John 17, Jesus’ prayer to Father God for you and for all who believe.
 
[Do you know what intercession means? Intercession is prayer spoken by one person on behalf of another. John 17 is Jesus’ prayer to Father God for you. You might want to go to the section called His Intercessions for more insights into the Goodness of God as demonstrated through His intercessions.]
 
John 14:All
    1Do not let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on Me.
    2In My Father's house there are many dwelling places (homes). If it were not so, I would have told you; for I AM going away to prepare a place for you.
    3And when (if) I go and make ready a place for you, I will come back again and will take you to Myself, that where I AM you may be also.
    4And [to the place] where I AM going, you know the way.
    5Thomas said to Him, Lord, we do not know where You are going, so how can we know the way?
    6Jesus said to him, I AM the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me.
    7If you had known Me [had learned to recognize Me], you would also have known My Father. From now on, you know Him and have seen Him.
    8Philip said to Him, Lord, show us the Father [cause us to see the Father--that is all we ask]; then we shall be satisfied.
    9Jesus replied, Have I been with all of you for so long a time, and do you not recognize and know Me yet, Philip? Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say then, Show us the Father?
    10Do you not believe that I AM in the Father, and that the Father is in Me? What I AM telling you I do not say on My own authority and of My own accord; but the Father Who lives continually in Me does the (His) works (His own miracles, deeds of power).
    11Believe Me that I AM in the Father and the Father in Me; or else believe Me for the sake of the [very] works themselves. [If you cannot trust Me, at least let these works that I do in My Father's Name convince you.]
    12I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father.
    13And I will do [I Myself will grant] whatever you ask in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], so that the Father may be glorified and extolled in (through) the Son.
    14[Yes] I will grant [I Myself will do for you] whatever you shall ask in My Name [as presenting all that I AM].
    15If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands.
    16And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever--
    17The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive (welcome, take to its heart), because it does not see Him or know and recognize Him. But you know and recognize Him, for He lives with you [constantly] and will be in you.
    18I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, desolate, bereaved, forlorn, helpless]; I will come [back] to you.
    19Just a little while now, and the world will not see Me any more, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also.
    20At that time [when that day comes] you will know [for yourselves] that I AM in My Father, and you [are] in Me, and I [am] in you.
    21The person who has My commands and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I [too] will love him and will show (reveal, manifest) Myself to him. [I will let Myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him.]
    22Judas, not Iscariot, asked Him, Lord, how is it that You will reveal Yourself [make Yourself real] to us and not to the world?
    23Jesus answered, If a person [really] loves Me, he will keep My word [obey My teaching]; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home (abode, special dwelling place) with him.
    24Anyone who does not [really] love Me does not observe and obey My teaching. And the teaching which you hear and heed is not Mine, but [comes] from the Father Who sent Me.
    25I have told you these things while I AM still with you.
    26But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My Name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you.
    27Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]
    28You heard Me tell you, I AM going away and I AM coming [back] to you. If you [really] loved Me, you would have been glad, because I AM going to the Father; for the Father is greater and mightier than I AM.
    29And now I have told you [this] before it occurs, so that when it does take place you may believe and have faith in and rely on Me.
    30I will not talk with you much more, for the prince (evil genius, ruler) of the world is coming. And he has no claim on Me. [He has nothing in common with Me; there is nothing in Me that belongs to him, and he has no power over Me.]
    31But [Satan is coming and] I do as the Father has commanded Me, so that the world may know (be convinced) that I love the Father and that I do only what the Father has instructed Me to do. [I act in full agreement with His orders.] Rise, let us go away from here.
 
John 15:All
    1I AM the True Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser.
    2Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit [that stops bearing] He cuts away (trims off, takes away); and He cleanses and repeatedly prunes every branch that continues to bear fruit, to make it bear more and richer and more excellent fruit.
    3You are cleansed and pruned already, because of the word which I have given you [the teachings I have discussed with you].
    4Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me.
    5I AM the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.
    6If a person does not dwell in Me, he is thrown out like a [broken-off] branch, and withers; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and they are burned.
    7If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.
    8When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine.
    9I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in His love with Me].
    10If you keep My commandments [if you continue to obey My instructions], you will abide in My love and live on in it, just as I have obeyed My Father's commandments and live on in His love.
    11I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing.
    12This is My commandment: that you love one another [just] as I have loved you.
    13No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends.
    14You are My friends if you keep on doing the things which I command you to do.
    15I do not call you servants (slaves) any longer, for the servant does not know what his master is doing (working out). But I have called you My friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from My Father. [I have revealed to you everything that I have learned from Him.]
    16You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], He may give it to you.
    17This is what I command you: that you love one another.
    18If the world hates you, know that it hated Me before it hated you.
    19If you belonged to the world, the world would treat you with affection and would love you as its own. But because you are not of the world [no longer one with it], but I have chosen (selected) you out of the world, the world hates (detests) you.
    20Remember that I told you, A servant is not greater than his master [is not superior to him]. If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word and obeyed My teachings, they will also keep and obey yours.
    21But they will do all this to you [inflict all this suffering on you] because of [your bearing] My Name and on My account, for they do not know or understand the One Who sent Me.
    22If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin [would be blameless]; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
    23Whoever hates Me also hates My Father.
    24If I had not done (accomplished) among them the works which no one else ever did, they would not be guilty of sin. But [the fact is] now they have both seen [these works] and have hated both Me and My Father.
    25But [this is so] that the word written in their Law might be fulfilled, They hated Me without a cause.
    26But when the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby) comes, Whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth Who comes (proceeds) from the Father, He [Himself] will testify regarding Me.
    27But you also will testify and be My witnesses, because you have been with Me from the beginning.
 
John 16:All
    1I have told you all these things, so that you should not be offended (taken unawares and falter, or be caused to stumble and fall away). [I told you to keep you from being scandalized and repelled.]
    2They will put you out of (expel you from) the synagogues; but an hour is coming when whoever kills you will think and claim that he has offered service to God.
    3And they will do this because they have not known the Father or Me.
    4But I have told you these things now, so that when they occur you will remember that I told you of them. I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you.
    5But now I AM going to Him Who sent Me, yet none of you asks Me, Where are You going?
    6But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts [taken complete possession of them].
    7However, I AM telling you nothing but the truth when I say it is profitable (good, expedient, advantageous) for you that I go away. Because if I do not go away, the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you [into close fellowship with you]; but if I go away, I will send Him to you [to be in close fellowship with you].
    8And when He comes, He will convict and convince the world and bring demonstration to it about sin and about righteousness (uprightness of heart and right standing with God) and about judgment:
    9About sin, because they do not believe in Me [trust in, rely on, and adhere to Me];
    10About righteousness (uprightness of heart and right standing with God), because I go to My Father, and you will see Me no longer;
    11About judgment, because the ruler (evil genius, prince) of this world [Satan] is judged and condemned and sentence already is passed upon him.
    12I have still many things to say to you, but you are not able to bear them or to take them upon you or to grasp them now.
    13But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future].
    14He will honor and glorify Me, because He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you.
    15Everything that the Father has is Mine. That is what I meant when I said that He [the Spirit] will take the things that are Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you.
    16In a little while you will no longer see Me, and again after a short while you will see Me.
    17So some of His disciples questioned among themselves, What does He mean when He tells us, In a little while you will no longer see Me, and again after a short while you will see Me, and, Because I go to My Father?
    18What does He mean by a little while? We do not know or understand what He is talking about.
    19Jesus knew that they wanted to ask Him, so He said to them, Are you wondering and inquiring among yourselves what I meant when I said, In a little while you will no longer see Me, and again after a short while you will see Me?
    20I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that you shall weep and grieve, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.
    21A woman, when she gives birth to a child, has grief (anguish, agony) because her time has come. But when she has delivered the child, she no longer remembers her pain (trouble, anguish) because she is so glad that a man (a child, a human being) has been born into the world.
    22So for the present you are also in sorrow (in distress and depressed); but I will see you again and [then] your hearts will rejoice, and no one can take from you your joy (gladness, delight).
    23And when that time comes, you will ask nothing of Me [you will need to ask Me no questions]. I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that My Father will grant you whatever you ask in My Name [as presenting all that I AM].
    24Up to this time you have not asked a [single] thing in My Name [as presenting all that I AM]; but now ask and keep on asking and you will receive, so that your joy (gladness, delight) may be full and complete.
    25I have told you these things in parables (veiled language, allegories, dark sayings); the hour is now coming when I shall no longer speak to you in figures of speech, but I shall tell you about the Father in plain words and openly (without reserve).
    26At that time you will ask (pray) in My Name; and I AM not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf [for it will be unnecessary].
    27For the Father Himself [tenderly] loves you because you have loved Me and have believed that I came out from the Father.
    28I came out from the Father and have come into the world; again, I AM leaving the world and going to the Father.
    29His disciples said, Ah, now You are speaking plainly to us and not in parables (veiled language and figures of speech)!
    30Now we know that You are acquainted with everything and have no need to be asked questions. Because of this we believe that you [really] came from God.
    31Jesus answered them, Do you now believe? [Do you believe it at last?]
    32But take notice, the hour is coming, and it has arrived, when you will all be dispersed and scattered, every man to his own home, leaving Me alone. Yet I AM not alone, because the Father is with Me.
    33I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]
 
John 17:All
    1When Jesus had spoken these things, He lifted up His eyes to heaven and said, Father, the hour has come. Glorify and exalt and honor and magnify Your Son, so that Your Son may glorify and extol and honor and magnify You.
    2[Just as] You have granted Him power and authority over all flesh (all humankind), [now glorify Him] so that He may give eternal life to all whom You have given Him.
    3And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] to know Him, Jesus [as the] Christ (the Anointed One, the Messiah), Whom You have sent.
    4I have glorified You down here on the earth by completing the work that You gave Me to do.
    5And now, Father, glorify Me along with Yourself and restore Me to such majesty and honor in Your presence as I had with You before the world existed.
    6I have manifested Your Name [I have revealed Your very Self, Your real Self] to the people whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, and You gave them to Me, and they have obeyed and kept Your word.
    7Now [at last] they know and understand that all You have given Me belongs to You [is really and truly Yours].
    8For the [uttered] words that You gave Me I have given them; and they have received and accepted [them] and have come to know positively and in reality [to believe with absolute assurance] that I came forth from Your presence, and they have believed and are convinced that You did send Me.
    9I AM praying for them. I AM not praying (requesting) for the world, but for those You have given Me, for they belong to You.
    10All [things that are] Mine are Yours, and all [things that are] Yours belong to Me; and I AM glorified in (through) them. [They have done Me honor; in them My glory is achieved.]
    11And [now] I AM no more in the world, but these are [still] in the world, and I AM coming to You. Holy Father, keep in Your Name [in the knowledge of Yourself] those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We [are one].
    12While I was with them, I kept and preserved them in Your Name [in the knowledge and worship of You]. Those You have given Me I guarded and protected, and not one of them has perished or is lost except the son of perdition [Judas Iscariot--the one who is now doomed to destruction, destined to be lost], that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
    13And now I AM coming to You; I say these things while I AM still in the world, so that My joy may be made full and complete and perfect in them [that they may experience My delight fulfilled in them, that My enjoyment may be perfected in their own souls, that they may have My gladness within them, filling their hearts].
    14I have given and delivered to them Your word (message) and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world [do not belong to the world], just as I AM not of the world.
    15I do not ask that You will take them out of the world, but that You will keep and protect them from the evil one.
    16They are not of the world (worldly, belonging to the world), [just] as I AM not of the world.
    17Sanctify them [purify, consecrate, separate them for Yourself, make them holy] by the Truth; Your Word is Truth.
    18Just as You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.
    19And so for their sake and on their behalf I sanctify (dedicate, consecrate) Myself, that they also may be sanctified (dedicated, consecrated, made holy) in the Truth.
    20Neither for these alone do I pray [it is not for their sake only that I make this request], but also for all those who will ever come to believe in (trust in, cling to, rely on) Me through their word and teaching,
    21That they all may be one, [just] as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe and be convinced that You have sent Me.
    22I have given to them the glory and honor which You have given Me, that they may be one [even] as We are one:
    23I in them and You in Me, in order that they may become one and perfectly united, that the world may know and [definitely] recognize that You sent Me and that You have loved them [even] as You have loved Me.
    24Father, I desire that they also whom You have entrusted to Me [as Your gift to Me] may be with Me where I AM, so that they may see My glory, which You have given Me [Your love gift to Me]; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.
    25O just and righteous Father, although the world has not known You and has failed to recognize You and has never acknowledged You, I have known You [continually]; and these men understand and know that You have sent Me.
    26I have made Your Name known to them and revealed Your character and Your very Self, and I will continue to make [You] known, that the love which You have bestowed upon Me may be in them [felt in their hearts] and that I [Myself] may be in them.
 
John 21:3-11
    3Simon Peter said to them, I am going fishing! They said to him, And we are coming with you! So they went out and got into the boat, and throughout that night they caught nothing.
    4Morning was already breaking when Jesus came to the beach and stood there. However, the disciples did not know that it was Jesus.
    5So Jesus said to them, Boys (children), you do not have any meat (fish), do you? [Have you caught anything to eat along with your bread?] They answered Him, No!
    6And He said to them, Cast the net on the right side of the boat and you will find [some]. So they cast the net, and now they were not able to haul it in for such a big catch (mass, quantity) of fish [was in it].
    7Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, It is the Lord! Simon Peter, hearing him say that it was the Lord, put (girded) on his upper garment (his fisherman's coat, his outer tunic)--for he was stripped [for work]--and sprang into the sea.
    8And the other disciples came in the small boat, for they were not far from shore, only some hundred yards away, dragging the net full of fish.
    9When they got out on land (the beach), they saw a fire of coals there and fish lying on it [cooking], and bread.
    10Jesus said to them, Bring some of the fish which you have just caught.
    11So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net to land, full of large fish, 153 of them; and [though] there were so many of them, the net was not torn.
 
Revelation 3:19
    19Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I tell their faults and convict and convince and reprove and chasten [I discipline and instruct them]. So be enthusiastic and in earnest and burning with zeal and repent [changing your mind and attitude].
 
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Psalmists proved that they understood the nature and character of God in relating to them individually when they exclaimed:
 
Psalm 5:7-8
    7But as for me, I will enter Your house through the abundance of Your steadfast love and mercy; I will worship toward and at Your holy temple in reverent fear and awe of You.
    8Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; make Your way level (straight and right) before my face.
 
Psalm 17:7
    7Show Your marvelous loving-kindness, O You Who save by Your right hand those who trust and take refuge in You from those who rise up against them.
 
Psalm 17:8
    8Keep and guard me as the pupil of Your eye [Your most beloved]; hide me in the shadow of Your wings
 
Psalm 25:4-13
    4Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths.
    5Guide me in Your truth and faithfulness and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; for You [You only and altogether] do I wait [expectantly] all the day long.
    6Remember, O Lord, Your tender mercy and loving-kindness; for they have been ever from of old.
    7Remember not the sins (the lapses and frailties) of my youth or my transgressions; according to Your mercy and steadfast love remember me, for Your goodness' sake, O Lord.
    8Good and upright is the Lord; therefore will He instruct sinners in [His] way.
    9He leads the humble in what is right, and the humble He teaches His way.
    10All the paths of the Lord are mercy and steadfast love, even truth and faithfulness are they for those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.
    11For Your Name's sake, O Lord, pardon my iniquity and my guilt, for [they are] great.
    12Who is the man who reverently fears and worships the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way that he should choose.
    13He himself shall dwell at ease, and his offspring shall inherit the land.
 
Psalm 26:2-3
    2Examine me, O Lord, and prove me; test my heart and my mind.
    3For Your loving-kindness is before my eyes, and I have walked in Your truth [faithfully].
 
Psalm 31:7-8
    7I will be glad and rejoice in Your mercy and steadfast love, because You have seen my affliction, You have taken note of my life's distresses,
    8And You have not given me into the hand of the enemy; You have set my feet in a broad place.
 
Psalm 31:14-16
    14But I trusted in, relied on, and was confident in You, O Lord; I said, You are my God.
    15My times are in Your hands; deliver me from the hands of my foes and those who pursue me and persecute me.
    16Let Your face shine on Your servant; save me for Your mercy's sake and in Your loving-kindness.
 
Psalm 32:10
    10Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but he who trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on the Lord shall be compassed about with mercy and with loving-kindness.
 
Psalm 33:10-22
    10The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nought [nothing]; He makes the thoughts and plans of the peoples of no effect.
    11The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the thoughts of His heart through all generations.
    12Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen as His heritage.
    13The Lord looks from heaven, He beholds all the sons of men;
    14From His dwelling place He looks [intently] upon all the inhabitants of the earth--
    15He Who fashions the hearts of them all, Who considers all their doings.
    16No king is saved by the great size and power of his army; a mighty man is not delivered by [his] much strength.
    17A horse is devoid of [lacks] value for victory; neither does he deliver any by his great power.
    18Behold, the Lord's eye is upon those who fear Him [who revere and worship Him with awe], who wait for Him and hope in His mercy and loving-kindness,
    19To deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.
    20Our inner selves wait [earnestly] for the Lord; He is our Help and our Shield.
    21For in Him does our heart rejoice, because we have trusted (relied on and been confident) in His holy Name.
    22Let Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, be upon us, in proportion to our waiting and hoping for You.
 
Psalm 36:5-10
    5Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, extend to the skies, and Your faithfulness to the clouds.
    6Your righteousness is like the mountains of God, Your judgments are like the great deep. O Lord, You preserve man and beast.
    7How precious is Your steadfast love, O God! The children of men take refuge and put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.
    8They relish and feast on the abundance of Your house; and You cause them to drink of the stream of Your pleasures.
    9For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light do we see light.
    10O continue Your loving-kindness to those who know You, Your righteousness (salvation) to the upright in heart.
 
Psalm 40:8-11
    8I delight to do Your will, O my God; yes, Your law is within my heart.
    9I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great assembly [tidings of uprightness and right standing with God]. Behold, I have not restrained my lips, as You know, O Lord.
    10I have not concealed Your righteousness within my heart; I have proclaimed Your faithfulness and Your salvation. I have not hid away Your steadfast love and Your truth from the great assembly.
    11Withhold not Your tender mercy from me, O Lord; let Your loving-kindness and Your truth continually preserve me!
 
Psalm 44:26
    26Rise up! Come to our help, and deliver us for Your mercy's sake and because of Your steadfast love!
 
Psalm 48:9-10
    9We have thought of Your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of Your temple.
    10As is Your Name, O God, so is Your praise to the ends of the earth; Your right hand is full of righteousness (rightness and justice).
 
Psalm 51:1-17
    1Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your steadfast love; according to the multitude of Your tender mercy and loving-kindness blot out my transgressions.
    2Wash me thoroughly [and repeatedly] from my iniquity and guilt and cleanse me and make me wholly pure from my sin!
    3For I am conscious of my transgressions and I acknowledge them; my sin is ever before me.
    4Against You, You only, have I sinned and done that which is evil in Your sight, so that You are justified in Your sentence and faultless in Your judgment.
    5Behold, I was brought forth in [a state of] iniquity; my mother was sinful who conceived me [and I too am sinful].
    6Behold, You desire truth in the inner being; make me therefore to know wisdom in my inmost heart.
    7Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean [ceremonially]; wash me, and I shall [in reality] be whiter than snow.
    8Make me to hear joy and gladness and be satisfied; let the bones which You have broken rejoice.
    9Hide Your face from my sins and blot out all my guilt and iniquities.
    10Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right, persevering, and steadfast spirit within me.
    11Cast me not away from Your presence and take not Your Holy Spirit from me.
    12Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and uphold me with a willing spirit.
    13Then will I teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners shall be converted and return to You.
    14Deliver me from blood guiltiness and death, O God, the God of my salvation, and my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness (Your rightness and Your justice).
    15O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall show forth Your praise.
    16For You delight not in sacrifice, or else would I give it; You find no pleasure in burnt offering.
    17My sacrifice [the sacrifice acceptable] to God is a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart [broken down with sorrow for sin and humbly and thoroughly penitent], such, O God, You will not despise.
 
Psalm 57:3
    3He will send from heaven and save me from the slanders and reproaches of him who would trample me down or swallow me up, and He will put him to shame. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! God will send forth His mercy and loving-kindness and His truth and faithfulness.
 
Psalm 57:7-10
    7My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is steadfast and confident! I will sing and make melody.
    8Awake, my glory (my inner self); awake, harp and lyre! I will awake right early [I will awaken the dawn]!
    9I will praise and give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations.
    10For Your mercy and loving-kindness are great, reaching to the heavens, and Your truth and faithfulness to the clouds.
 
Psalm 59:10
    10My God in His mercy and steadfast love will meet me; God will let me look [triumphantly] on my enemies (those who lie in wait for me).
 
Psalm 59:16-17
    16But I will sing of Your mighty strength and power; yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy and loving-kindness in the morning; for You have been to me a defense (a fortress and a high tower) and a refuge in the day of my distress.
    17Unto You, O my Strength, I will sing praises; for God is my Defense, my Fortress, and High Tower, the God Who shows me mercy and steadfast love.
 
Psalm 63:1-8
    1O God, You are my God, earnestly will I seek You; my inner self thirsts for You, my flesh longs and is faint for You, in a dry and weary land where no water is.
    2So I have looked upon You in the sanctuary to see Your power and Your glory.
    3Because Your loving-kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You.
    4So will I bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your Name.
    5My whole being shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips
    6When I remember You upon my bed and meditate on You in the night watches.
    7For You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings will I rejoice.
    8My whole being follows hard after You and clings closely to You; Your right hand upholds me.