Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.
The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it. … You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.
But if he remains silent, who can condemn him? If he hides his face, who can see him? Yet he is over individual and nation alike. … From the Lord comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people. … The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.
How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you. … My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. … The Lord will rescue his servants; no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned. … I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. … In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.