If there is therefore any encouragement in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tendernesses and mercies,
Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender feelings of mercy, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering,
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.
For also by one Spirit we are all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free, even all were made to drink into one Spirit.
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God, and everyone who loves has been born of God, and knows God.
No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and His love is perfected in us.
A Song of degrees; of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!
If you keep My commandments, you shall abide in My love, even as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.
And continuing with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they shared food with gladness and simplicity of heart,
And the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul. And not one said that any of the things which he possessed was his own. But they had all things common.
But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone has not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.
Likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmities. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
But the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faith,
For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you are sealed until the day of redemption.
And we have known and believed the love that God has in us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
And the angel said to them, Do not fear. For behold, I give to you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. And this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel. And the Holy Spirit was on him.
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
And therefore you now have sorrow. But I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.
And now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world that they might have My joy fulfilled in them.
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
And hope does not make us ashamed, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit given to us.
And again Isaiah says, "There shall be a root of Jesse, and He who shall rise to reign over the nations, in Him shall the nations trust."
Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit in you, whom you have of God? And you are not your own,
For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds by Christ.
Now thanks be to God, who always causes us to triumph in Christ, and He revealing through us the odor of the knowledge of Him in every place.
in whom also you, hearing the Word of Truth, the gospel of our salvation, in whom also believing, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise,
For God is my witness how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
For we are the circumcision who worship God in the spirit and rejoice in Christ Jesus and have no confidence in the flesh;
that their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of the understanding, to the full knowledge of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God, even our Father, who has loved us and has given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
so that by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us,
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, to obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ. May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
in which you greatly rejoice, yet a little while, if need be, grieving in manifold temptations;
Purifying your souls in the obedience of the truth through the Spirit to unfeigned love of the brothers, love one another fervently out of a pure heart,