For what is our hope or joy or crown of rejoicing? Is it not you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.
as also ye have known in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus.
that your hearts may be confirmed in holiness, irreprehensible before God, even our Father, for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.
holding fast the word of life, that I may glory in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
And the very God of peace sanctify you completely, that your spirit, soul, and body be preserved whole without reprehension for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward, those that are Christ's at his coming.
And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
She shall give to thine head an increase of grace; a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
The virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, but she that makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and they love him that speaks that which is right.
Children's children are the crown of old men, and the honour of the children are their fathers.
Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels, and then he shall reward everyone according to their works.
being the minister of Jesus Christ, to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering of the Gentiles might be well pleasing, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
Therefore, judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts; and then shall each one have praise of God.
For this, we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not precede those who are asleep.
and to give you, who are troubled, rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with the angels of his power,
that thou keep the commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,
I charge thee, therefore, before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the living and the dead in his appearing and in his kingdom:
waiting for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ,
And when the great Prince of the pastors shall appear, ye shall receive the incorruptible crown of glory.
Now unto him that is powerful to keep you without sin and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
Behold, he comes with the clouds, and every eye shall see him and those also who pierced him; and all kindreds of the earth shall wail over him. Even so, Amen.
the twenty-four elders fall down before him that is seated on the throne and worship him that lives for ever and ever and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,