according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.
and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God.
but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name.
and that most of the brethren, trusting in the Lord because of my imprisonment, have far more courage to speak the word of God without fear.
My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him.
Sustain me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.
The hope of the righteous is gladness, But the expectation of the wicked perishes.
Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off.
Israel has been saved by the LORD With an everlasting salvation; You will not be put to shame or humiliated To all eternity.
For the Lord GOD helps Me, Therefore, I am not disgraced; Therefore, I have set My face like flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed.
"Fear not, for you will not be put to shame; And do not feel humiliated, for you will not be disgraced; But you will forget the shame of your youth, And the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.
"Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, 'Father, save Me from this hour'? But for this purpose I came to this hour.
Now this He said, signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God And when He had spoken this, He said to him, "Follow Me!"
"But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.
Then Paul answered, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but even to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus."
and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.
I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, resulting in further lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness, resulting in sanctification.
just as it is written, "BEHOLD, I LAY IN ZION A STONE OF STUMBLING AND A ROCK OF OFFENSE, AND HE WHO BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED."
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.
For not one of us lives for himself, and not one dies for himself;
and his interests are divided. The woman who is unmarried, and the virgin, is concerned about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and spirit; but one who is married is concerned about the things of the world, how she may please her husband.
I affirm, brethren, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.
always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.
For if in anything I have boasted to him about you, I was not put to shame; but as we spoke all things to you in truth, so also our boasting before Titus proved to be the truth.
For even if I boast somewhat further about our authority, which the Lord gave for building you up and not for destroying you, I will not be put to shame,
and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel,
But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better;
But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all.
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions.
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come.
Therefore, I will always be ready to remind you of these things, even though you already know them, and have been established in the truth which is present with you.