For this reason I endure all things for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus and with it eternal glory.
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions.
But if we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is effective in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer;
For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,
After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.
Therefore I ask you not to lose heart at my tribulations on your behalf, for they are your glory.
For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
“For he who finds me finds life
And obtains favor from the Lord.
Unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.
For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.
And He will send forth His angels with a great trumpet and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.
and not for the nation only, but in order that He might also gather together into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.
I ask on their behalf; I do not ask on behalf of the world, but of those whom You have given Me; for they are Yours;
Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.
to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life;
And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory,
To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak; I have become all things to all men, so that I may by all means save some.
For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God.
to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
It was for this He called you through our gospel, that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor. Yet I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief;
for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.