If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth;
“ Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe;
Quite right, they were broken off for their unbelief, but you stand by your faith. Do not be conceited, but fear;
Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.
So Jacob said to Pharaoh, “The years of my sojourning are one hundred and thirty; few and unpleasant have been the years of my life, nor have they attained the years that my fathers lived during the days of their sojourning.”
For the Lord your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe.
For we are sojourners before You, and tenants, as all our fathers were; our days on the earth are like a shadow, and there is no hope.
Now then let the fear of the Lord be upon you; be very careful what you do, for the Lord our God will have no part in unrighteousness or partiality or the taking of a bribe.”
Who shows no partiality to princes Nor regards the rich above the poor, For they all are the work of His hands?
“ Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear to my cry; Do not be silent at my tears; For I am a stranger with You, A sojourner like all my fathers.
A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, But a fool is arrogant and careless.
How blessed is the man who fears always, But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.
“Then I said, ‘How I would set you among My sons And give you a pleasant land, The most beautiful inheritance of the nations!’ And I said, ‘You shall call Me, My Father, And not turn away from following Me.’
“For then I will give to the peoples purified lips, That all of them may call on the name of the Lord, To serve Him shoulder to shoulder.
“ Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
And they *sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any.
Opening his mouth, Peter said: “I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality,
but glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord—
For behold what earnestness this very thing, this godly sorrow, has produced in you: what vindication of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what avenging of wrong! In everything you demonstrated yourselves to be innocent in the matter.
But from those who were of high reputation (what they were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality)—well, those who were of reputation contributed nothing to me.
that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father,
And masters, do the same things to them, and give up threatening, knowing that both their Master and yours is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him.
So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;
For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and that without partiality.
Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it.
All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were strangers and exiles on the earth.
but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;