to the general festal throng, and assembly of the first-born who are enrolled in Heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of righteous ones made perfect;
and He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as Head over all things to the assembly,
God having provided something better concerning us, that, apart from us, they should not be made perfect.
"And, when the Son of man cometh in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then will He sit on the throne of His glory;
and He gave Him authority to execute judgment, because He is the Son of Man.
Take heed to yourselves, and to all the flock in which the Holy Spirit appointed you overseers, to shepherd the assembly of God, which He purchased with His own blood.
for now we see through a mirror, obscurely; but then, face to face; now I know in part, but then I shall fully know, even as I also was fully known.
And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the Heavenly.
And, when this corruptible shall put on incorruption, and this mortal shall put on immortality, then will come to pass the saying that has been written, "Death was swallowed up in victory."
we are of good courage, I say, and are well pleased to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord.
But, as the assembly is subject to Christ, so also let the women be to their husbands in everything.
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
Not that I already obtained, or have already been made perfect; but I am pressing on, if I may lay hold of that for which I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Yea, I request you also, true yoke-fellow, help these women, who, indeed, labored with me in the Gospel, with Clement also, and my remaining fellow-laborers, whose names are in the book of life.
giving thanks to the Father, Who made us meet for the portion of the inheritance of the saints in light;
Now I rejoice in my sufferings in your behalf, and fill up in turn the deficiencies of the tribulations of Christ in my flesh for the sake of His body, which is the assembly;
a proof of the righteous judgment of God, to the end that ye may be accounted worthy of the Kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer;
(but, if one knows not how to preside over his own house, how will he take care of an assembly of God?);
for God is not unrighteous to forget your work, and the love which ye showed toward His name, in having ministered to the saints, and still ministering.
And inasmuch as it is appointed to men once to die, but after this comes judgment;
By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he received witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he, being dead, is still speaking.
Having willed it, He brought us forth with a word of truth, that we might be a certain first-fruit of His creatures.
Who, when reviled, reviled not again; when suffering, was not threatening, but committed Himself to Him Who judgeth righteously;
And I have said to him, "My lord, you know." And he said to me, "These are those who come out of the great tribulation; and they washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
And all who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the founding of a world.
These are those who were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are those who follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth. These were redeemed from among men, a first fruit to God and to the Lamb.