But we command you, brothers and sisters, 1 in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from any brother who lives an undisciplined 2 life 3 and not according to the tradition they 4 received from us.
So be patient, brothers and sisters, 1 until the Lord’s return. 2 Think of how the farmer waits 3 for the precious fruit of the ground and is patient 4 for it until it receives the early and late rains.
And above all, my brothers and sisters, 1 do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath. But let your “Yes” be yes and your “No” be no, so that you may not fall into judgment.
Enjoy 1 life with your beloved wife 2 during all the days of your fleeting 3 life that God 4 has given you on earth 5 during all your fleeting days; 6 for that is your reward in life and in your burdensome work 7 on earth. 8
Draw me 1 after you; let us hurry! 2 May the king 3 bring 4 me into his 5 bedroom chambers! 6 The Maidens 7 to the Lover: We will 8 rejoice and delight in you; 9 we will praise
But she is unique! 1 My dove, my perfect one! She is the special daughter 2 of her mother, she is the favorite 3 of the one who bore her. The maidens 4 saw her and complimented her; 5 the queens and concubines praised her:
Indeed, the people of Israel are my dear children. They are the children I take delight in. 1 For even though I must often rebuke them, I still remember them with fondness. So I am deeply moved with pity for them 2 and will surely have compassion on them. I, the Lord, affirm it! 3
ס (Samek) He rounded up 1 all my mighty ones; 2 The Lord 3 did this 4 in 5 my midst. He summoned an assembly 6 against me to shatter my young men. The Lord has stomped like grapes 7 the virgin daughter, Judah. 8
Finally, brothers and sisters, 1 whatever is true, whatever is worthy of respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if something is excellent or praiseworthy, think about these things.