but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house--whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.
Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.
but in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.
For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end,
And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end,
"You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.
through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?
Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, "I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;
Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.
you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
"But as for Me, I have installed My King Upon Zion, My holy mountain."
Do homage to the Son, that He not become angry, and you perish in the way, For His wrath may soon be kindled How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!
"But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.
"The Father loves the Son and has given all things into His hand.
Behold then the kindness and severity of God; to those who fell, severity, but to you, God's kindness, if you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off.
rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer,
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.
in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord,
if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace,
He was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was in all His house.
Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience.
BUT MY RIGHTEOUS ONE SHALL LIVE BY FAITH; AND IF HE SHRINKS BACK, MY SOUL HAS NO PLEASURE IN HIM.
and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,
"And to the angel of the church in Thyatira write: The Son of God, who has eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet are like burnished bronze, says this:
'Nevertheless what you have, hold fast until I come.
'I am coming quickly; hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your crown.
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
"I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,