v. 40 "For intelligence cleaveth unto intelligence; wisdom receiveth wisdom; truth embraceth truth; virtue loveth virtue; light cleaveth unto light; mercy hath compassion on mercy and claimeth her own; justice continueth its course and claimeth its own; judgment goeth before before the face of him who sitteth upon the throne and governeth and executeth all things."
I love all the different verbs that this passage gives. Cleave makes me think of something that was once one, then was divided, and is now being brought back together. Receive connotates happily welcoming. Embrace of course means to hug, or bring to your bosom. Love is fairly easy -- "loving truth" to me means cherishing it.
I love that mercy has compassion and claimeth her own. If there ever were a synonym for mercy, it would be compassion. While mercy has compassion, justice must continue on and marck forward. And judgement is reserved for God. Something I could do a better job remembering.