(2 Tim 3:16-17 NRSV) "All scripture is inspired by God
and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training
in righteousness, 17 so that everyone who belongs to God
may be proficient, equipped for every good work."
(Psa 119:9 NRSV) "How can young people keep their way
pure? By guarding it according to your word."
(Psa 119:11 NRSV) "I treasure your word in my heart, so
that I may not sin against you."
(Psa 119:41-42 NRSV) "Let your steadfast love come to
me, O LORD, your salvation according to your promise.
42 Then I shall have an answer for those who taunt me, for
I trust in your word."
(Psa 119:14-16 NRSV) "I delight in the way of your decrees
as much as in all riches. 15 I will meditate on your precepts,
and fix my eyes on your ways. 16 I will delight in your statutes;
I will not forget your word."
(Luke 4:16-19 NRSV) "When he came to Nazareth, where he
had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was
his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the
prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place
where it was written: 18 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon
me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent
me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free, 19 to proclaim the year of
the Lord's favor.""
(Acts 8:29-31 NRSV) "Then the Spirit said to Philip, "Go
over to this chariot and join it." 30 So Philip ran up to
it and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah. He asked, "Do you understand
what you are reading?" 31 He replied, "How can I, unless
someone guides me?" And he invited Philip to get in and sit beside him."
(Psa 119:105 NRSV) "Your word is a lamp to my feet and
a light to my path."
(Psa 119:160 NRSV) "The sum of your word is truth; and
every one of your righteous ordinances endures forever."