And every one that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure.
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Therefore, beloved, seeing that ye hope for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot and blameless.
that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us,
Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father who is in the heavens is perfect.
Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
and patience, experience; and experience, hope;
And again, Isaiah says, There shall be a root of Jesse and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him the Gentiles shall wait for salvation.
for the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens, of which ye have already heard by the word of the truth of the gospel,
Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God, even our Father, who has loved us and has given us eternal consolation and good hope through grace,
that being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
For it was expedient that we have such a high priest, who is holy, innocent, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens,
whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises, that by these ye might be made participants of the divine nature, having fled the corruption that is in the world through lust.
He that says he abides in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
In this the charity with us is made perfect, that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, that as he is, so are we in this world.