Except the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; except the Lord keeps the city, the watchman wakes but in vain. - Psalm 127:1
Through skillful and godly Wisdom is a house (a life, a home, a family) built, and by understanding it is established [on a sound and good foundation], and by knowledge shall its chambers [of every area] be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
- Proverbs 24:3-4
The Lord bless you and watch, guard, and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon and enlighten you and be gracious (kind, merciful, and giving favor) to you; the Lord lift up His [approving] countenance upon you and give you peace (tranquility of heart and life continually). - Numbers 6:24-26
Do not forget or neglect or refuse to extend hospitality to strangers [in the brotherhood—being friendly, cordial, and gracious, sharing the comforts of your home and doing your part generously], for through it some have entertained angels without knowing it.
- Hebrews 13:2
Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer offered in this place. For I have chosen and sanctified (set apart for holy use) this house, that My Name may be here forever, and My eyes and My heart will be here perpetually. -
2 Chronicles 7:15-16
Contribute to the needs of God’s people [sharing in the necessities of the saints]; pursue the practice of hospitality. -
The curse of the Lord is in and on the house of the wicked, but He declares blessed (joyful and favored with blessings) the home of the just and consistently righteous.
[Put first things first.] Prepare your work outside and get it ready for yourself in the field; and afterward build your house and establish a home. -
At the same time prepare a guest room [in expectation of extending your hospitality] to me, for I am hoping through your prayers to be granted [the gracious privilege of coming] to you. -
Practice hospitality to one another (those of the household of faith). [Be hospitable, be a lover of strangers, with brotherly affection for the unknown guests, the foreigners, the poor, and all others who come your way who are of Christ’s body.] And [in each instance] do it ungrudgingly (cordially and graciously, without complaining but as representing Him). -
1 Peter 4:9
He makes the barren woman to be a homemaker and a joyful mother of [spiritual] children. Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!) -
And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. -
And let your house be like the house of Perez, whom Tamar bore to Judah, because of the offspring which the Lord will give you by this young woman. -
And salute him thus: Peace be to you and to your house and to all that you have.
1 Samuel 25:6
I have surely built You a house of habitation, a settled place for You to dwell in forever.
1 Kings 8:13
Let your way in life be far from her, and come not near the door of her house [avoid the very scenes of temptation] -
Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn out and set up her seven [perfect number of] pillars. -
He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind, and the foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart. -
The wicked are overthrown and are not, but the house of the [uncompromisingly] righteous shall stand. -
In the house of the [uncompromisingly] righteous is great [priceless] treasure, but with the income of the wicked is trouble and vexation. -
Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands. -
Whatever house you enter, first say, Peace be to this household! [Freedom from all the distresses that result from sin be with this family]. -