Be not afraid, the dear little flock! for your Father delighteth to give you, the kingdom.
Like a shepherd, his flock, will he tend, In his own arm, will he take up the lambs, And in his own bosom, will he carry them , - Them which are with young, will he lead to a place of rest.
In that season, answered Jesus, and said - I openly give praise unto thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, - in that thou hast hid these things from the wise and discerning, and hast revealed them unto babes;
And, straightway, Jesus spake unto them, saying - Take courage! it is, I, - be not afraid.
In the self-same hour, exulted he in the Holy Spirit, and said - I openly give praise unto thee, Father! Lord of heaven and earth! in that thou hast hid these things from the wise and discerning, and hast revealed them unto babes, - Yea, O Father! that, so, hath it become, a delight, before thee.
But, ye, believe not, because ye are not of my sheep.
For it is, God, who energiseth within you, both the desiring and the energising, in behalf of his good pleasure.
Tell me, thou loved of my soul! Where wilt thou pasture thy flock? Where wilt thou let them recline at noon? For why should I be as one that wrappeth a veil about her, by the flocks of thy companions?
Do not fear, Thou worm Jacob, Ye men of Israel, - I, have become thy helper, Declareth Yahweh, And thy redeemer The Holy One of Israel.
We all, like sheep, had gone astray, Every man - to his way, had we burned, - And Yahweh! caused to light upon him The guilt of, us all!
Though, I myself, had said, - How can I put thee among the sons, And give thee a land to be coveted, An inheritance of beauty, of the hosts of nations? Yet I said, My father, shalt thou call me, And away from me, shalt thou not turn.
Then, will the king say to those on his right hand: Come ye, the blessed of my Father! Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;
Jesus answered - My kingdom, is not of this world: If, of this world, had been my kingdom, mine own officers, would have been striving, that I should not be delivered up unto the Jews: but, now, my kingdom, is not from hence.
When, therefore, they had broken their fast, Jesus saith unto Simon Peter - Simon, son of John! lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him - Yea, Lord! thou, knowest that I am fond of thee, he saith unto him - Be feeding my lambs.
For, the wages of sin, is death; but, God's gift of favour, is life age-abiding, in Christ Jesus our Lord.
We know, further, that, unto them who love God, God causeth all things to work together for good, - unto them who, according to purpose, are such as he hath called;
marking us out beforehand unto sonship, through Jesus Christ, for himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
A proof of the righteous judgment of God, to the end ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, in behalf of which ye are also suffering: -
Unto which end, we are also praying continually for you, that our God may count, you, worthy of your calling, and fulfil every good-pleasure of goodness and work of faith, with power, -
Wherefore, seeing that, of a kingdom not to be shaken, we are receiving possession, let us have gratitude - whereby we may be rendering divine service well-pleasingly unto God, with reverence and awe;
Hearken! my brethren beloved: - Hath not, God, chosen the destitute in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who, according to his great mercy, hath regenerated us unto a living hope, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from among the dead,
For, thus, shall richly be further supplied unto you - the entrance into the age-abiding kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
and he hath made us to be a kingdom - priests unto his God and Father, Unto him, be the glory, and the dominion, unto the ages. Amen.
And, night, shall be, no more; and they have no need of the light of a lamp or the light of a sun, because, the Lord, God, will give them light, - and they shall reign unto the ages of ages.
Beware of false prophets, who come unto you in clothing of sheep, - while, within, they are ravening wolves.
How, to you, doth it seem? If a certain man come to have a hundred sheep and one from among them go astray, Will he not leave the ninety-nine upon the mountains, and going, seek the straying one?