For this reason I also suffer as I do. 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.
So do not be ashamed to testify 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. Avoid godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge,
Therefore, let those who suffer according to God's will do right and entrust their souls to a faithful Creator.
may the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on that Dayand you know very well all the service 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 am suffering even to the point of wearing chains like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained.
Now to him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you without blemish before the presence of his glory with great joy,
On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?'
"But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.
Now when the centurion saw what had happened, he praised God, and said, "Certainly this was a righteous man!"
And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up at the last day.
No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.
I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one shall snatch them out of my hand.
And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name the name you gave me that they may be one, even as we are one.
I do not pray that you should take them out of the world, but that you should keep them from the evil one.
Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and said, "It was necessary that the word of God be spoken to you first. Since you reject it and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.
But the Jews incited the devout women of high standing and the leading men of the city, and stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and drove them out of their district.
When an attempt was made by both the Gentiles and the Jews with their rulers, to mistreat them 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, stirred 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 the salvation of everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
and perseverance, character; and character, hope.
as it is written: "Behold, I lay in Zion a stone that will make men stumble, and a rock that will make them fall; and he who believes in him will not be put to shame."
And again, Isaiah says: "There shall be a root of Jesse; and he who shall rise to rule over the Gentiles, in him the Gentiles shall 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.
in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, would be for the praise of his glory.
For this reason I, Paul, am the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles
as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be ashamed in anything, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.
More than that, I count everything to be loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ
that I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, becoming like him in his death;
who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him 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 at last.
But you, brethren, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief.
You, however, know all about my teaching, my conduct, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance,
At my first defense no one came to my support, but all deserted me; may it not be counted against them.
For because he himself has suffered, being tempted, he is able to help 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 our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
who are protected by God's power through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
He was destined before the foundation of the world, but was revealed in these last times for your sake.
yet if one suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but under that name let him glorify God.