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6As therefore you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so live in him,7rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.8See to it that no one makes a prey of you by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ.9For in him the whole fulness of deity dwells bodily,10and you have come to fulness of life in him, who is the head of all rule and authority.11In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of flesh in the circumcision of Christ;12and you were buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead.13And you, who were dead in trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses,14having canceled the bond which stood against us with its legal demands; this he set aside, nailing it to the cross.15He disarmed the principalities and powers and made a public example of them, triumphing over them in him.
Psalms 145:1-2, 8-11
1I will extol thee, my God and King, and bless thy name for ever and ever.2Every day I will bless thee, and praise thy name for ever and ever.8The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.9The LORD is good to all, and his compassion is over all that he has made.10All thy works shall give thanks to thee, O LORD, and all thy saints shall bless thee!11They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and tell of thy power,
12In these days he went out to the mountain to pray; and all night he continued in prayer to God.13And when it was day, he called his disciples, and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles;14Simon, whom he named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew,15and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot,16and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.17And he came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases;18and those who were troubled with unclean spirits were cured.19And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came forth from him and healed them all.