Therefore, having so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us??aving thrown off every encumbrance and the easily besetting sin??et us run with patience the race lying before us;
"But take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be weighed down with gluttony and drunkenness, and anxieties pertaining to life, and that day come upon you suddenly as a snare;
"He that loves father or mother more than Me, is not worthy of Me; and he that loves son or daughter more than Me, is not worthy of Me.
"And that which fell among the thorns, these are those who heard; and, going forth, they are choked with anxieties, and riches, and pleasures of life, and bear no fruit to perfection.
"If any one comes to Me, and hates not his own father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, and, further, his own soul also, he cannot be My disciple.
And this, knowing the season, that it is time already for you to be aroused out of sleep; for now is our salvation nearer than when ye believed.
Know ye not that those running a race, all, indeed, run; but one receives the prize? So run; that ye may obtain.
Having, therefore, these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
that ye put off, as to your former manner of life, the old man, who is corrupt according to the desires of deceit;
holding forth the word of life, for an occasion of glorying to me at the day of Christ, that I ran not in vain, neither labored in vain.
that I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;
Make dead, therefore, your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which, indeed, is idolatry;
I have contended in the noble contest, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;
Cast not away, therefore, your boldness, which, indeed, has great recompense.
Love not the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him;
Because you kept the word of My patience. I also will keep you from the hour of trial, which is about to come upon the whole inhabited earth, to try those who dwell upon the earth.
And He said to another, "Follow Me." But he said, "Lord, permit me, going away, first to bury my father."
And He said to them, "Take heed, and guard yourselves from all covetousness; because one's life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses."
for I have five brothers; that he may testify to them, lest they also come into this place of torment.'
And Jesus, hearing it said to him, "Yet one thing is lacking to you; sell all that you have, and distribute to the poor, and you shall have treasure in Heaven, and come, follow Me."
What He hath seen, and what He heard, of this He bears testimony; and no man receives His testimony.
And many of the Samaritans from that city believed on Him because of the word of the woman, who testified, "He told me all that ever I did."
for Jesus Himself testified, that a prophet has no honor in his own country.
to those who, by patience in well-doing, are seeking for glory and honor and incorruption, eternal life;
And not only so, but we also rejoice in our tribulations; knowing that tribulation works out patience;
For by hope we were saved; but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for that which he sees?
But those, purposing to be rich, fall into temptation, and a snare, and many foolish and hurtful desires, which, indeed, sink men into destruction and perdition.
No one, serving as a soldier, entangles himself in the affairs of life, that he may please him who enrolled him as a soldier.
for in this the elders were well reported of.
Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waits for the precious fruit of the earth; being patient over it, until it receives the early and latter rain.
Having, therefore, put away all wickedness, and all guile, and hypocrisy, and envies, and all evil speakings,
that ye no longer live the rest of your time in the flesh to the desires of men, but to the will of God.
Through Sylvanus, our faithful brother, as I consider him, I wrote to you briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God; within which stand ye.
I, John, your brother, and fellow-sharer in the tribulation, and kingdom, and patience in Jesus, was in the island called Patmos, because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
If anyone is for captivity, into captivity he goes; if anyone shall kill with a sword, with a sword he must be killed. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
And ye will be hated by all, for My name's sake; but he who endures to the end, the same shall be saved.