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Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Let us lay
For by it the elders obtained a good report.
Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?
Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm; thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy companies and many peoples with thee.
for I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
And what he has seen and heard, that he testifies; and no one receives his testimony.
And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in him by the word of the woman, who testified, He told me all that I have done.
1 Peter 5:12
By Silvanus, a faithful brother; (according to my reckoning), I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God in which ye stand.
I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify unto you these things in the congregations . I AM the root and the offspring of David and the bright and morning star.
Let us lay
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 thorns are those who when they have heard go forth and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life and bring no fruit to perfection.
And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, allow me first to go and bury my father.
And he said unto them, Take heed and beware of all covetousness; for a man's life consists not in the abundance of the things which he possesses.
If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother and wife and children and brethren and sisters, and even his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
Now when Jesus heard this, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.
And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with excess and drunkenness and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
And this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awaken ourselves out of sleep, for now is our saving health nearer than when we believed.
2 Corinthians 7:1
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
that ye put off everything concerning the old way of life, that is, the old man who corrupts himself according to deceitful desires,
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil lust, and covetousness, which is idolatry;
1 Timothy 6:9
For those that desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.
2 Timothy 2:4
No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who has chosen him to be a soldier.
1 Peter 2:1
Having therefore left all malice and all guile and hypocrisies and envies and all murmurings,
1 Peter 4:2
so that now the time that remains in the flesh, he might live, not unto the lusts of men, but unto the will of God.
1 John 2:15
Love not the world neither the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the charity of the Father is not in him.
And the sin
Do not lose, therefore, this your confidence, which has great recompense of reward;
I was perfect before him, and I kept myself from my iniquity.
And let us
1 Corinthians 9:24
Know ye not that those who run in a race indeed all run, but one receives the prize? So run, that ye may obtain it.
Ye did run well; who hindered you that ye should not trust in the truth?
holding fast the word of life, that I may glory in the day of Christ that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.
That I may know him and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death,
2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith;
And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
for patience is necessary, so that after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name, but he that endures to the end shall be saved.
But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
But that on the good ground are those who in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it and bring forth fruit with patience.
to those who persevered in well doing, glory and honour and incorruption, to those who seek eternal life;
And not only this, but we even glory in the tribulations, knowing that the tribulation works patience;
For in hope we are saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for what a man sees, he does not wait for.
rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, constant in prayer,
knowing that the proving of your faith works patience,
Be patient, therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently until it receives the early and latter rain.
2 Peter 1:6
and in knowledge, temperance; and in temperance, patience; and in patience, fear of God;
I John, your brother and participant in the tribulation and in the kingdom and in the patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the entire world, to try those that dwell upon the earth.
He that leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he that kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
He, therefore, casting away his garment, rose and came to Jesus.