For I was a witty child, and had a good spirit.
 Yea rather, being good, I came into a body undefiled.
 Nevertheless, when I perceived that I could not otherwise obtain her, except God gave her me; and that was a point of wisdom also to know whose gift she was; I prayed unto the Lord, and besought him, and with my whole heart I said,
 O God of my fathers, and Lord of mercy, who hast made all things with thy word,
 And ordained man through thy wisdom, that he should have dominion over the creatures which thou hast made,
 And order the world according to equity and righteousness, and execute judgment with an upright heart:
 Give me wisdom, that sitteth by thy throne; and reject me not from among thy children:
 For I thy servant and son of thine handmaid am a feeble person, and of a short time, and too young for the understanding of judgment and laws.
 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.
 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.
 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
 Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:
 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
2 Corinthians 1:3-7
 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
 And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.
 And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.
 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?
 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:
 But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.