that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,
“As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the Lord searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.
Then David said to his son Solomon, “ Be strong and courageous, and act; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you nor forsake you until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished.
“ You are altogether beautiful, my darling, And there is no blemish in you.
who will also confirm you to the end, blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ;
so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world,
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—
Say to Archippus, “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.”
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.
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.
Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him,
Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming;
Prescribe and teach these things.
O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called “knowledge”—
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,
how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.
so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.
Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless,
Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.
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.