But having no root in himself, he goes on for a time; and when trouble comes or pain, because of the word, he quickly becomes full of doubts.
O Ephraim, what am I to do to you? O Judah, what am I to do to you? For your love is like a morning cloud, and like the dew which goes early away.
For what is the hope of the sinner when he is cut off, when God takes back his soul?
In the words of his mouth are evil and deceit; he has given up being wise and doing good.
No man will make himself safe through evil-doing; but the root of upright men will never be moved.
The resting-place of the sinner will come to destruction, but the root of upright men is for ever.
Happy are those who are attacked on account of righteousness: for the kingdom of heaven will be theirs.
A great number will say to me on that day, Lord, Lord, were we not prophets in your name, and did we not by your name send out evil spirits, and by your name do works of power?
And everyone to whom my words come and who does them not, will be like a foolish man who made his house on sand;
And you will be hated by all men because of my name: but he who is strong to the end will have salvation.
He who has more love for his father or mother than for me is not good enough for me; he who has more love for son or daughter than for me is not good enough for me.
And when the sun was high, it was burned; and because it had no root it became dry and dead.
And they were bitter against him. But Jesus said to them, A prophet is nowhere without honour but in his country and among his family.
Then Jesus said to his disciples, If any man would come after me, let him give up all, and take up his cross, and come after me.
Then they will be cruel to you, and will put you to death: and you will be hated by all nations because of my name.
Then said Jesus to them, All of you will be turned away from me this night: for it is said in the Writings, I will put to death the keeper of the sheep, and the sheep of the flock will be put to flight.
But Peter made answer and said to him, Though all may be turned away from you, I will never be turned away.
And they have no root in themselves, but go on for a time; then, when trouble comes or pain, because of the word, they quickly become full of doubts.
And turning to the mass of people with his disciples, he said to them, If any man has the desire to come after me, let him give up all other desires, and take up his cross and come after me.
And brother will give up brother to death, and the father his child; and children will go against their fathers and mothers, and put them to death.
And those on the rock are those who with joy give hearing to the word; but having no root, they have faith for a time, and when the test comes they give up.
And he said to them all, If any man has a desire to come after me, let him give up all, and take up his cross every day, and come after me.
And turning round, he said to them, If any man comes to me, and has not hate for his father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, and even for his life, he may not be my disciple.
But before all this, they will take you and be very cruel to you, giving you up to the Synagogues and to prisons, taking you before kings and rulers, because of my name.
Jesus, answering them, said, Truly I say to you, You come after me, not because you saw signs, but because you were given the bread and had enough.
When Jesus became conscious that his disciples were protesting about what he said, he said to them, Does this give you trouble?
Then Jesus said, Did I not make a selection of you, the twelve, and one of you is a son of the Evil One?
He who is in love with life will have it taken from him; and he who has no care for his life in this world will keep it for ever and ever.
I am the vine, you are the branches: he who is in me at all times as I am in him, gives much fruit, because without me you are able to do nothing.
You have no part in this business, because your heart is not right before God.
To those who go on with good works in the hope of glory and honour and salvation from death, he will give eternal life:
Because in Christ Jesus, having circumcision or not having circumcision are equally of no profit; but only faith working through love.
Those who have the desire to seem important in the flesh, put force on you to undergo circumcision; only that they may not be attacked because of the cross of Christ.
For having circumcision is nothing, and not having circumcision is nothing, but only a new order of existence.
So that Christ may have his place in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and based in love,
For I am certain of this very thing, that he by whom the good work was started in you will make it complete till the day of Jesus Christ:
You have had news that all those in Asia went away from me; among whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes:
For Demas has gone away from me, for love of this present life, and has gone to Thessalonica: Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia.
So do not give up your hope which will be greatly rewarded.
Who, by the power of God are kept, through faith, for that salvation, which will be seen at the last day.
For if you have these things in good measure, they will make you fertile and full of fruit in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
They went out from us but they were not of us; if they had been of us they would still be with us: but they went out from us so that it might be made clear that they were not of us.
I have knowledge that your living-place is where Satan has his seat: and you are true to my name, and were not turned away from your faith in me, even in the days of Antipas, my true witness, who was put to death among you, where Satan has his place.