For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.
Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God,
O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called “knowledge”—
Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.
the Lord grant to him to find mercy from the Lord on that day—and you know very well what services he rendered at Ephesus.
in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.
for which I suffer hardship even to imprisonment as a criminal; but the word of God is not imprisoned.
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,
And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.
O my God, in You I trust, Do not let me be ashamed; Do not let my enemies exult over me.
Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have ransomed me, O Lord, God of truth.
Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call; This I know, that God is for me.
“Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the Lord God is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.”
For the Lord God helps Me, Therefore, I am not disgraced; Therefore, I have set My face like flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed.
“Fear not, for you will not be put to shame; And do not feel humiliated, for you will not be disgraced; But you will forget the shame of your youth, And the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.
The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, And He knows those who take refuge in Him.
Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’
“ And in His name the Gentiles will hope.”
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
I say to you, it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city.
And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, “Father, Having said this, He breathed His last. into Your hands I commit My spirit.”
This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day.
No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up on the last day.
and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.
I am no longer in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are.
I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one.
They went on stoning Stephen as he called on the Lord and said, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!”
for I will show him how much he must suffer for My name’s sake.”
Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, “It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first; since you repudiate it and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we are turning to the Gentiles.
But the Jews incited the devout women of prominence and the leading men of the city, and instigated a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their district.
And when an attempt was made by both the Gentiles and the Jews with their rulers, to mistreat and to stone them,
Then Paul answered, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but even to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”
When the seven days were almost over, the Jews from Asia, upon seeing him in the temple, began to stir up all the crowd and laid hands on him,
And He said to me, ‘Go! For I will send you far away ” to the Gentiles.’
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;
just as it is written, “ Behold, I lay in Zion a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense, And he who believes in Him will not be disappointed.”
Again Isaiah says, “ There shall come the root of Jesse, And He who arises to rule over the Gentiles, In Him shall the Gentiles hope.”
each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work.
to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be to the praise of His glory.
For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles—
according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.
More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ,
that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;
who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.
hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved; with the result that they always fill up the measure of their sins. But wrath has come upon them to the utmost.
But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief;
Now you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance,
At my first defense no one supported me, but all deserted me; may it not be counted against them.
For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.
Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared in these last times for the sake of you
but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name.