being fortified in so effectual a manner, as to sustain your trials with constancy and joy:
that by his immense power he would strengthen the faculties of your minds by his spirit:
and not only so, but we triumph in tribulation also, knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, probation;
but this treasure is lodg'd in such earthen vessels as we are, that the exceeding efficacy of it may appear to be from God, and not from us.
but in all things I approve myself as the minister of God, by great constancy in afflictions, in torments, in distresses, from stripes,
but he said to me, "my favour is sufficient for thee: for my strength is shown to be perfect by thy weakness." with pleasure therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may be seen to dwell in me.
As for you, my brethren, bear your sufferings with constancy, till the advent of the Lord. the farmer, from the prospect of a golden crop, patiently expects the showers of the spring and the autumn.
none of you might be stagger'd by these persecutions: for you know that we are destin'd to suffer.
As for you, my son, strenuously acquit yourself of the charge you have receiv'd from Christ Jesus.
for you were passionately affected for those who were in bonds, and were pleas'd at the seizing of your goods, knowing that you have what is more excellent and lasting.
were proof against the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, show'd their resolution in distress, and their valour in fight, putting to flight the armies of the aliens.
Wherefore, since we are surrounded with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every incumbrance, and the sin which does so easily embarrass us, and let us pursue with constancy the course that is proposed to us:
Consider the various tryals that surround you, my brethren, as matter of great joy; knowing this,
to God only wise, our saviour, be glory, magnificence, power, and empire, both now and for ever.
but ye shall receive the influence of the holy spirit, which will descend upon you: and ye shall be witnesses for me, in Jerusalem, in all Judea, and in Samaria, and to the remotest part of the earth.