For who is our hope or joy or crown of exultation? Is it not even you, in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming?
Therefore, my beloved brethren whom I long to see, my joy and crown, in this way stand firm in the Lord, my beloved.
just as you also partially did understand us, that we are your reason to be proud as you also are ours, in the day of our Lord Jesus.
so that He may establish your hearts without blame in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints.
holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ's at His coming,
Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming.
"She will place on your head a garland of grace; She will present you with a crown of beauty."
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.
Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And he who speaks right is loved.
You will also be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD, And a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
"For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and WILL THEN REPAY EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS.
to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, ministering as a priest the gospel of God, so that my offering of the Gentiles may become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men's hearts; and then each man's praise will come to him from God.
For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.
and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire,
that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,
I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom:
looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,
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,
BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.
the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying,