So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish.
While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished but the son of perdition, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled.
Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, In His arm He will gather the lambs And carry them in His bosom; He will gently lead the nursing ewes.
“Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, And against the man, My Associate,” Declares the Lord of hosts. “ Strike the Shepherd that the sheep may be scattered; And I will turn My hand against the little ones.
Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
“ Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.
Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.
This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day.
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;
So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus *said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you He *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love Me more than these?” love You.” He *said to him, “Tend My lambs.”
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
For through your knowledge he who is weak is ruined, the brother for whose sake Christ died.
He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,
For this reason I endure all things for the sake of those who are chosen, so that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus and with it eternal glory.
and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed.
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,
The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.