“Now Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant to depart in peace,
According to Your word;
For my eyes have seen Your salvation,
I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison.
for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His children.’
Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed;
Save me and I will be saved,
For You are my praise.
Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather determine this—not to put an obstacle or a stumbling block in a brother’s way.
“He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”