He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?—“Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.”—“And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
“So you, by the help of your God, return, hold fast to love and justice, and wait continually for your God.”—Mary… sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching…. “One thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”—It is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.
The Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.—“But it is the spirit in man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand.”—“The first man Adam became a living being.”—The spirit of man goes upward.
While we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord…. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.—My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better.—But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.
“In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.”
3 bTo do righteousness and justice
and fwhat does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,1
and to gwalk humbly with your God?
w“Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices,
Behold, xto obey is better than sacrifice,
6 “So you, gby the help of your God, return,
hhold fast to love and justice,
7 Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, v“To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built there an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him.
8 But it is athe spirit in man,
21 Who knows whether qthe spirit of man goes upward and the spirit of the beast goes down into the earth?
6 So we are always of good courage. We know that rwhile we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord,
8 Yes, we are of good courage, and we uwould rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.