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.
because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospel
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.
Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.
God is a righteous judge, And a God who has indignation every day.
“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.
But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day would overtake you like a thief;
Also if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not win the prize unless he competes according to the rules.
I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom:
And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, Amen. I am coming quickly.” Come, Lord Jesus.
Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?”
How great is Your goodness, Which You have stored up for those who fear You, Which You have wrought for those who take refuge in You, Before the sons of men!
“She will place on your head a garland of grace; She will present you with a crown of beauty.”
“They will be Mine,” says the Lord of hosts, “on the day that I prepare My own possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.”
“ Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.
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?’
I say to you, it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than for that city.
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,
And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body.
but just as it is written, “ Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, And which have not entered the heart of man, All that God has prepared for those who love Him.”
For indeed in this house we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven,
and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, that is Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath to come.
This is a plain indication of God’s righteous judgment so that you will be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which indeed you are suffering.
storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.
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.
looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,
so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.
to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,
Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.
Around the throne were twenty-four thrones; and upon the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white garments, and golden crowns on their heads.
the twenty-four elders will fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and will worship Him who lives forever and ever, and will cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war.