When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.
He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
2 Chron 20:12,15
. . . . For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you." ... This is what the LORD says to you: 'Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God's."
For you, O God, tested us; you refined us like silver. You brought us into prison and laid burdens on our backs. You let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance.
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. . . . And you shall love your neighbor as yourself
The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply.
Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.