bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,
So Jacob served seven years for Rachel and they seemed to him but a few days because of his love for her.
Was it I who conceived all this people? Was it I who brought them forth, that You should say to me, ‘Carry them in your bosom as a nurse carries a nursing infant, to the land which You swore to their fathers’?
“I spoke to you at that time, saying, ‘ I am not able to bear the burden of you alone.
“ Though He slay me, I will hope in Him. Nevertheless I will argue my ways before Him.
Teach me good discernment and knowledge, For I believe in Your commandments.
Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.
“Put me like a seal over your heart, Like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, Jealousy is as severe as Sheol; Its flashes are flashes of fire, The very flame of the Lord.
You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.
And there was a woman in the city who was a sinner; and when she learned that He was reclining at the table in the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster vial of perfume,
Turning toward the woman, He said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has wet My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.
So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree in order to see Him, for He was about to pass through that way.
For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees?
Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves.
If others share the right over you, do we not more? Nevertheless, we did not use this right, but we endure all things so that we will cause no hindrance to the gospel of Christ.
What then is my reward? That, when I preach the gospel, I may offer the gospel without charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel.
I robbed other churches by taking wages from them to serve you;
Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.
therefore, we ourselves speak proudly of you among the churches of God for your perseverance and faith in the midst of all your persecutions and afflictions which you endure.
Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged,
persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord rescued me!
But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
So, let us go out to Him outside the camp, bearing His reproach.
Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.
Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.