then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment,
No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.
The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous And His ears are open to their cry.
But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.
“ From six troubles He will deliver you, Even in seven evil will not touch you.
“For the wicked is reserved for the day of calamity; They will be led forth at the day of fury.
But know that the Lord has set apart the godly man for Himself; The Lord hears when I call to Him.
For the choir director; upon an eight-stringed lyre. A Psalm of David. Help, Lord, for the godly man ceases to be, For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men.
Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You in a time when You may be found; Surely in a flood of great waters they will not reach him.
The Lord has made everything for its own purpose, Even the wicked for the day of evil.
But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,
For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.
Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, “ Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones,
Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment;