And this is his commandment,
That we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him.
And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
SOCIAL SIN AND PENITENCE
O LORD who shall sojourn in thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell in thy holy hill?
He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness and speaketh truth in his heart;
He that slandereth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his friend,
Nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbor;
In whose eyes a reprobate is despised, but who honoreth them that fear the Lord;
He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not;
He that putteth not out his money to interest, nor taketh reward against the innocent.
He that doeth these things shall never be moved.
THE Lord our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth, and we have not obeyed his voice.
And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought thy people forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand.
We have sinned, we have done wickedly.
O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, let thine anger and thy wrath, I pray thee, be turned away from thy city;
Because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers,
Thy people are become a reproach to all that are round about us.