Other Story 58
“Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
Depart from me, all you who do iniquity,
For the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping.
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord;
We have blessed you from the house of the Lord.
Do not claim honor in the presence of the king,
And do not stand in the place of great men;
For it is better that it be said to you, “Come up here,”
Than for you to be placed lower in the presence of the prince,
“But he shall acknowledge the firstborn, the son of the unloved, by giving him a double portion of all that he has, for he is the beginning of his strength; to him belongs the right of the firstborn.
He spoke and said to those who were standing before him, saying, “Remove the filthy garments from him.” Again he said to him, “See, I have taken your iniquity away from you and will clothe you with festal robes.”
Every man’s way is right in his own eyes,
But the Lord weighs the hearts.
1 Samuel 16:7
and I said, “O my God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift up my face to You, my God, for our iniquities have risen above our heads and our guilt has grown even to the heavens.