After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,
comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word.
God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
so that you would walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.
But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.
For this reason I endure all things for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus and with it eternal glory.
Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth;
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand will save me.
but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers."
Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.
But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, Slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness and truth.
Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity And passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession? He does not retain His anger forever, Because He delights in unchanging love.
"I will strengthen the house of Judah, And I will save the house of Joseph, And I will bring them back, Because I have had compassion on them; And they will be as though I had not rejected them, For I am the LORD their God and I will answer them.
"And I will strengthen them in the LORD, And in His name they will walk," declares the LORD.
The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
for though the twins were not yet born and had not done anything good or bad, so that God's purpose according to His choice would stand, not because of works but because of Him who calls,
even us, whom He also called, not from among Jews only, but also from among Gentiles.
Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus,
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past,
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach--
having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.
It was for this He called you through our gospel, that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity,
For this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord,
In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,
but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior;
Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.
This is the promise which He Himself made to us: eternal life.
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy,