And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end,
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.
For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end,
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.
let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
And the work of righteousness will be peace, And the service of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever.
But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.
For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees?
or he who exhorts, in his exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord;
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.
But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.
For we through the Spirit, by faith, are waiting for the hope of righteousness.
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.
And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment,
Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you;
because of the hope laid up for you in heaven, of which you previously heard in the word of truth, the gospel
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.
that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself,
for our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.
for indeed you do practice it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more,
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,
But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good.
so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us.
But remember the former days, when, after being enlightened, you endured a great conflict of sufferings,
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,
who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge,
Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble;
Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless,
See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death.
We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him
; He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations