Ezekiel 38:23
    23Thus will I demonstrate My greatness and My holiness, and I will be recognized, understood, and known in the eyes of many nations; yes, they shall know that I AM the Lord [the Sovereign Ruler, Who calls forth loyalty and obedient service].
 
Hosea 2:14
    14Therefore, behold, I will allure her and bring her into the wilderness, and I will speak tenderly and to her heart.

Hosea 2:19-20
    19And I will betroth you to Me forever; yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and justice, in steadfast love, and in mercy.
    20I will even betroth you to Me in stability and in faithfulness, and you shall know (recognize, be acquainted with, appreciate, give heed to, and cherish) the Lord.
 
Hosea 2:21-23
    21And in that day I will respond, says the Lord; I will respond to the heavens [which ask for rain to pour on the earth], and they shall respond to the earth [which begs for the rain it needs],
    22And the earth shall respond to the grain and the wine and the oil [which beseech it to bring them forth], and these shall respond to Jezreel.
    23And I will sow her for Myself anew in the land, and I will have love, pity [compassion], and mercy for her who had not obtained love, pity, and mercy; and I will say to those who were not My people, You are My people, and they shall say, You are my God!
 
Hosea 4:7
    7The more they increased and multiplied [in prosperity and power], the more they sinned against Me; I will change their glory into shame.
 
Hosea 6:6
    6For I desire and delight in dutiful steadfast love and goodness, not sacrifice, and the knowledge of and acquaintance with God more than burnt offerings.
 
Hosea 11:3-4
    3Yet I taught Ephraim to walk, taking them by their arms or taking them up in My arms, but they did not know that I healed them.
    4I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love, and I was to them as one who lifts up and eases the yoke over their cheeks, and I bent down to them and gently laid food before them.
 
Hosea 12:6
    6Therefore return to your God! Hold fast to love and mercy, to righteousness and justice, and wait [expectantly] for your God continually!
 
 
Joel 2:21-22
    21Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice, for the Lord has done great things!
    22Be not afraid, you wild beasts of the field, for the pastures of the wilderness have sprung up and are green; the tree bears its fruit, and the fig tree and the vine yield their [full] strength.
 
Joel 2:26
    26And you shall eat in plenty and be satisfied and praise the name of the Lord, your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you. And My people shall never be put to shame.
 
Joel 2:28-29
    28And afterward I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.
    29Even upon the menservants and upon the maidservants in those days will I pour out My Spirit.
 
Joel 3:14
    14Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.
 
Amos 4:13
    13For behold, He Who forms the mountains and creates the wind and declares to man what is his thought, Who makes the morning darkness and treads on the heights of the earth--the Lord, the God of hosts, is His Name!
 
Amos 5:8
    8Seek Him Who made the [cluster of stars called] Pleiades and [the constellation] Orion, Who turns the shadow of death or deep darkness into the morning and darkens the day into night, Who calls for the waters of the sea and pours them out upon the face of the earth--the Lord is His Name.
 
Amos 5:24
    24But let justice run down like waters and righteousness as a mighty and ever-flowing stream.
 
Amos 9:13
    13Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him who sows the seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine and all the hills shall melt [that is, everything heretofore barren and unfruitful shall overflow with spiritual blessing].
 
Amos 9:15
    15And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be torn up out of their land which I gave them, says the Lord your God.
 
Nahum 1:13
    13For now will I break his yoke from off you and will burst your bonds asunder.
 
Habakkuk 1:5
    5Look around among the nations and see! And be astonished! Astounded! For I AM putting into effect a work in your days [such] that you would not believe it if it were told you.
 
Habakkuk 2:3
    3For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end [fulfillment]; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait [earnestly] for it, because it will surely come; it will not be behindhand on its appointed day.
 
Habakkuk 2:14
    14But [the time is coming when] the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.
 
Zephaniah 3:9
    9For then I will give to the people a clear and pure speech from pure lips, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one unanimous consent and one united shoulder [bearing the yoke of the Lord].
 
Zephaniah 3:17
    17The Lord your God is in the midst of you, a Mighty One, a Savior [Who saves]! He will rejoice over you with joy; He will rest [in silent satisfaction] and in His love He will be silent and make no mention [of past sins, or even recall them]; He will exult over you with singing.
 
Zephaniah 3:19-20
    19Behold, at that time I will deal with all those who afflict you; I will save the limping [ones] and gather the outcasts and will make them a praise and a name in every land of their shame.
    20At that time I will bring you in; yes, at that time I will gather you, for I will make you a name and a praise among all the nations of the earth when I reverse your captivity before your eyes, says the Lord.
 
Haggai 2:6-9
    6For thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake and make tremble the [starry] heavens, the earth, the sea, and the dry land;
    7And I will shake all nations and the desire and the precious things of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with splendor, says the Lord of hosts.
    8The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine, says the Lord of hosts.
    9The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts; and in this place will I give peace and prosperity, says the Lord of hosts.
 
Zechariah 1:3
    3Therefore say to them, Thus says the Lord of hosts: Return to Me, says the Lord of hosts, and I will return to you; it is the utterance of the Lord of hosts.
 
Zechariah 1:4-6
    4Be not as your fathers to whom the former prophets cried, Thus says the Lord of hosts: Return now from your evil ways and your evil doings; but they would not hear or listen to Me, says the Lord.
    5Your fathers, where are they? And the prophets, do they live forever?
    6But My words and My statutes, which I commanded My servants the prophets, did they not overtake and take hold of your fathers? So they repented and said, As the Lord of hosts planned and purposed to do to us, according to our ways and according to our doings, so has He dealt with us.
 
Zechariah 2:5
    5For I, says the Lord, will be to her a wall of fire round about, and I will be the glory in the midst of her.
 
Zechariah 2:8
    8For thus said the Lord of hosts, after [His] glory had sent me [His messenger] to the nations who plundered you--for he who touches you touches the apple or pupil of His eye [you are center of His sight]
 
Zechariah 7:9-10
    9Thus has the Lord of hosts spoken: Execute true judgment and show mercy and kindness and tender compassion, every man to his brother;
    10And oppress not the widow or the fatherless, the temporary resident or the poor, and let none of you devise or imagine or think evil against his brother in your heart.
 
Zechariah 8:12
    12For there shall the seed produce peace and prosperity; the vine shall yield her fruit and the ground shall give its increase and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to inherit and possess all these things.
 
Zechariah 8:16-17
    16These are the things that you shall do: speak every man the truth with his neighbor; render the truth and pronounce the judgment or verdict that makes for peace in [the courts at] your gates.
    17And let none of you think or imagine or devise evil or injury in your hearts against his neighbor, and love no false oath, for all these things I hate, says the Lord.
 
Zechariah 9:8
    8Then I will encamp about My house as a guard or a garrison so that none shall march back and forth, and no oppressor or demanding collector shall again overrun them, for now My eyes are upon them.
 
Zechariah 9:11-12
    11As for you also, because of and for the sake of the [covenant of the Lord with His people, which was sealed with Jesus’ sprinkled] covenant blood, I have released and sent forth your imprisoned people out of the waterless pit.
    12Return to the stronghold [of security and prosperity], you prisoners of hope; even today do I declare that I will restore double your former prosperity to you.
 
Zechariah 10:12
    12And I will strengthen them in the Lord, and they shall walk up and down and glory in His Name, says the Lord.
 
Zechariah 13:9
    9And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined and will test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will hear and answer them. I will say, It is My people; and they will say, The Lord is my God.
 
Zechariah 14:9
    9And the Lord shall be King over all the earth; in that day the Lord shall be one [in the recognition and worship of men] and His Name one.
 
Malachi 1:11
    11For from the rising of the sun to its setting My name shall be great among the nations, and in every place incense shall be offered to My name, and indeed a pure offering; for My name shall be great among the nations, says the Lord of hosts.
 
Malachi 3:5
    5Then I will draw near to you for judgment; I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against the false swearers, and against those who oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, and who turn aside the temporary resident from his right and fear not Me, says the Lord of hosts.
 
Malachi 3:10
    10Bring all the tithes (the whole tenth of your income) into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now by it, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
 
Malachi 3:11-12
    11And I will rebuke the devourer [insects and plagues] for your sakes and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground, neither shall your vine drop its fruit before the time in the field, says the Lord of hosts.
    12And all nations shall call you happy and blessed, for you shall be a land of delight, says the Lord of hosts.
 
Malachi 3:16-18
    16Then those who feared the Lord talked often one to another; and the Lord listened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who reverenced and worshipfully feared the Lord and who thought on His name.
    17And they shall be Mine, says the Lord of hosts, in that day when I publicly recognize and openly declare them to be My jewels (My special possession, My peculiar treasure). And I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him.
    18Then shall you return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him who serves God and him who does not serve Him.
 
Matthew 1:21
    21She will bear a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus [the Greek form of the Hebrew Joshua, which means Savior], for He will save His people from their sins [that is, prevent them from failing and missing the true end and scope of life, which is God].
 
Mark 9:7
    7And a cloud threw a shadow upon them, and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is My Son, the [most worthy] Beloved One. Be constantly listening to and obeying Him!
 
Luke 9:35
    35Then there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is My Son, My Chosen One or My Beloved; listen to and yield to and obey Him!
 
Acts 1:8
    8But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My
witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.
 
Acts 2:17
    17And it shall come to pass in the last days, God declares, that I will pour out of My Spirit upon all mankind, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels] and your young men shall see visions (divinely granted appearances), and your old men shall dream [divinely suggested] dreams.
 
Acts 2:18
    18Yes, and on My menservants also and on My maidservants in those days I will pour out of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels and predicting future events pertaining especially to God's kingdom].
 
2 Corinthians 6:18
    18And I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.
 
Hebrews 3:9
    9Where your fathers tried [My patience] and tested [My forbearance] and found I stood their test, and they saw My works [My faithfulness towards them] for forty years.
 
Revelation 1:8
    8I AM the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, says the Lord God, He Who is and Who was and Who is to come, the Almighty (the Ruler of all).
 
Revelation 1:17-18
   
17When I [John] saw Him, I fell at His feet as if dead. But He laid His right hand on me and said, Do not be afraid! I AM the First and the Last,
    18And the Ever-living One [I AM living in the eternity of the eternities]. I died, but see, I AM alive forevermore; and I possess the keys of death and Hades (the realm of the dead).
 
Revelation 2:26
    26And he who overcomes (is victorious) and who obeys My commands to the [very] end [doing the works that please Me], I will give him authority and power over the nations;
 
Revelation 3:8
    8I know your [record of] works and what you are doing. See! I have set before you a door wide open which no one is able to shut; I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept My Word and guarded My message and have not renounced or denied My name.
 
Revelation 3:14
    14And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the trusty and faithful and true Witness, the Origin and Beginning and Author of God's creation:
 
Revelation 3:18
    18Therefore I counsel you to purchase from Me gold refined and tested by fire, that you may be [truly] wealthy, and white clothes to clothe you and to keep the shame of your nudity from being seen, and salve to put on your eyes, that you may see.
 
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].
 
Revelation 21:5-7
    5And He Who is seated on the throne said, See! I make all things new. Also He said, Record this, for these sayings are faithful (accurate, incorruptible, and trustworthy) and true (genuine).
    6And He [further] said to me, It is done! I AM the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I [Myself] will give water without price from the fountain (springs) of the water of Life.
    7He who is victorious shall inherit all these things, and I will be God to him and he shall be My son.
 
Revelation 22:7
    7And behold, I AM coming speedily. Blessed (happy and to be envied) is he who observes and lays to heart and keeps the truths of the prophecy (the predictions, consolations, and warnings) contained in this [little] book.
 
Revelation 22:13
    13 I AM the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last (the Before all and the End of all).
 

Alternate Text
 
Jesus, Who describes your Father God’s desire to protect you [mentally, physically, relationally, emotionally, financially, and spiritually], continues:
 
Matthew 3:8
    8Bring forth fruit that is consistent with repentance [let your lives prove your change of heart];
 
Matthew 4:17
    17From that time Jesus began to preach, crying out, Repent ( change your mind for the better, heartily amend your ways, with abhorrence of your past sins), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
 
Matthew 6:9-13
    9Pray, therefore, like this: Our Father Who is in heaven, hallowed (kept holy) be Your Name.
    10Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
    11Give us this day our daily bread.
    12And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven (left, remitted, and let go of the debts, and have given up resentment against) our debtors.
    13And lead (bring) us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
 
Matthew 6:25-34
    25Therefore I tell you, stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink; or about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life greater [in quality] than food, and the body [far above and more excellent] than clothing?
    26Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they?
    27And who of you by worrying and being anxious can add one unit of measure (cubit) to his stature or to the span of his life?
    28And why should you be anxious about clothes? Consider the lilies of the field and learn thoroughly how they grow; they neither toil nor spin.
    29Yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his magnificence was not arrayed like one of these.
    30But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and green and tomorrow is tossed into the furnace, will He not much more surely clothe you, O you of little faith?
    31Therefore do not worry and be anxious, saying, What are we going to have to eat? or, What are we going to have to drink? or, What are we going to have to wear?
    32For the Gentiles wish for and crave and diligently seek all these things, and your heavenly Father knows well that you need them all.
    33But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.
    34So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble.
 
Matthew 7:7-11
    7Keep on asking and it will be given you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking [reverently] and [the door] will be opened to you.
    8For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, [the door] will be opened.
    9Or what man is there of you, if his son asks him for a loaf of bread, will hand him a stone?
    10Or if he asks for a fish, will hand him a serpent?
    11If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father Who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give good and advantageous things to those who keep on asking Him!
 
Matthew 8:1-3
    1When Jesus came down from the mountain, great throngs followed Him.
    2And behold, a leper came up to Him and, prostrating himself, worshiped Him, saying, Lord, if You are willing, You are able to cleanse me by curing me.
    3And He reached out His hand and touched him, saying, I AM willing; be cleansed by being cured. And instantly his leprosy was cured and cleansed.
 
Matthew 9:35-38
    35And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news (the Gospel) of the kingdom and curing all kinds of disease and every weakness and infirmity.
    36When He saw the throngs, He was moved with pity [compassion] and sympathy for them, because they were bewildered (harassed and distressed and dejected and helpless), like sheep without a shepherd.
    37Then He said to His disciples, The harvest is indeed plentiful, but the laborers are few.
    38So pray to the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into His harvest.
 
Matthew 10:18-20
    18And you will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a witness to bear testimony before them and to the Gentiles (the nations).
    19But when they deliver you up, do not be anxious about how or what you are to speak; for what you are to say will be given you in that very hour and moment,
    20For it is not you who are speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
 
Matthew 11:28-30
    28Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]
    29Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I AM gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.
    30For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good--not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.
 
Matthew 12:33
    33Either make the tree sound (healthy and good), and its fruit sound (healthy and good), or make the tree rotten (diseased and bad), and its fruit rotten (diseased and bad); for the tree is known and recognized and judged by its fruit.
 
Matthew 12:35
    35The good man from his inner good treasure flings forth good things, and the evil man out of his inner evil storehouse flings forth evil things.
 
Matthew 13:44-49
    44The kingdom of heaven is like something precious buried in a field, which a man found and hid again; then in his joy he goes and sells all he has and buys that field.
    45Again the kingdom of heaven is like a man who is a dealer in search of fine and precious pearls,
    46Who, on finding a single pearl of great price, went and sold all he had and bought it.
    47Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a dragnet which was cast into the sea and gathered in fish of every sort.
    48When it was full, men dragged it up on the beach, and sat down and sorted out the good fish into baskets, but the worthless ones they threw away.
    49So it will be at the close and consummation of the age. The angels will go forth and separate the wicked from the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with God)