So as for us ourselves to have pride in you in the congregations of God, for your perseverance and faith in all your persecutions and in the tribulations that ye endure,
For ye, brothers, became imitators of the congregations of God, which are in Judea in Christ Jesus, because ye also suffered the same things by your own countrymen, just as also they by the Jews.
Because, if I have boasted anything to him about you, I am not ashamed, but as we spoke all things in truth to you, so also our boast to Titus became truth.
For what is our hope or joy or crown of boast? Or is it not even ye, before our Lord Jesus at his coming?
Except, as God has distributed to each man, as the Lord has called each, so let him walk. And so I command in all the congregations.
remembering without ceasing your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope of our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father.
to those who indeed seek by perseverance of good work, glory and esteem and immortality--eternal life--
And not only so, but we also take pride in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance,
For I know your willingness, which I boast about you to the Macedonians, that Achaia was prepared from a year ago. And your zeal provoked the majority.
if somehow Macedonians should come with me and find you unprepared, we (that we might not say, ye) would be embarrassed in this confidence of boast.
And we sent Timothy, our brother, and a helper of God, and our fellow workman in the good-news of the Christ, in order to establish you and to encourage you about your faith,
And may the Lord direct your hearts for the love of God, and for the steadfastness of the Christ.
For ye have need of perseverance, so that, having done the will of God, ye may receive the promise.
Therefore we also, having so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, having put off every weight and cleverly entangling sin, let us run by perseverance the contest being set before us.
knowing that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
Be patient therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient for it, until it receives the early and latter rain.
Behold, we regard those who endured, blessed. Ye have heard of the fortitude of Job, and have seen the outcome of Lord, that he is very compassionate and merciful.
and in knowledge, self-control, and in self-control, perseverance, and in perseverance, piety,