The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.
 We are thine: thou never barest rule over them; they were not called by thy name.
 Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,
 As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence!
 When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.
 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.
 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
 And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.
 But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.
 Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.
 Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.
 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised thee, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid waste.
 Wilt thou refrain thyself for these things, O LORD? wilt thou hold thy peace, and afflict us very sore?
 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;
 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
 But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;
 To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.
 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:
 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;
 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:
 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake.
 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
 Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.
 Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee?
 Hath not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?
 So there was a division among the people because of him.
 And some of them would have taken him; but no man laid hands on him.
 Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him?
 The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.
 Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived?
 Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?
 But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed.
 Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,)
 Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth?
 They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.