So my brothers, well loved and very dear to me, my joy and crown, be strong in the Lord, my loved ones.
Only let your behaviour do credit to the good news of Christ, so that if I come and see you or if I am away from you, I may have news of you that you are strong in one spirit, working together with one soul for the faith of the good news;
For God is my witness, how my love goes out to you all in the loving mercies of Christ Jesus.
You are clean, even now, through the teaching which I have given you.
To those who go on with good works in the hope of glory and honour and salvation from death, he will give eternal life:
Offering the word of life; so that I may have glory in you in the day of Christ, because my running was not for nothing and my work was not without effect.
Let your hope be in the Lord: take heart and be strong; yes, let your hope be in the Lord.
Then Jesus said to the Jews who had faith in him, If you keep my word, then you are truly my disciples;
Who, when he came and saw the grace of God, was glad; and he made clear to them the need of keeping near the Lord with all the strength of their hearts:
For this cause, my dear brothers, be strong in purpose and unmoved, ever giving yourselves to the work of the Lord, because you are certain that your work is not without effect in the Lord.
Even as you have been ready, in part, to say that we are your glory, in the same way that you are ours, in the day of the Lord Jesus.
Those whose hope is in the Lord are like the mountain of Zion, which may not be moved, but keeps its place for ever.
And they kept their attention fixed on the Apostles' teaching and were united together in the taking of broken bread and in prayer.
Making strong the souls of the disciples, saying to them that they were to keep the faith, and that we have to go through troubles of all sorts to come into the kingdom of God.
Christ has truly made us free: then keep your free condition and let no man put a yoke on you again.
Lastly, be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his power.
Because his heart was with you all, and he was greatly troubled because you had news that he was ill:
For our country is in heaven; from where the Saviour for whom we are waiting will come, even the Lord Jesus Christ:
Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you his love, ever taking thought for you in his prayers, that you may be complete and fully certain of all the purpose of God.
For what is our hope or joy or crown of glory? Are not even you, before our Lord Jesus, at his coming?
For it is life to us if you keep your faith in the Lord unchanged.
So that your hearts may be strong and free from all sin before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.
So then, brothers, be strong in purpose, and keep the teaching which has been given to you by word or by letter from us.
For if we keep the substance of the faith which we had at the start, even till the end, we have a part with Christ;
Having then a great high priest, who has made his way through the heavens, even Jesus the Son of God, let us be strong in our faith.
Let us keep the witness of our hope strong and unshaking, for he is true who has given his word:
So do not give up your hope which will be greatly rewarded.
Seeing then that all these things are coming to such an end, what sort of persons is it right for you to be, in all holy behaviour and righteousness,
For this reason, my loved ones, having knowledge of these things before they take place, take care that you are not turned away by the error of the uncontrolled, so falling from your true faith.
But you, my loved ones, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, and making prayers in the Holy Spirit,
Now to him who is able to keep you from falling, and to give you a place in his glory, free from all evil, with great joy,
Because you have kept my word in quiet strength, I will keep you from the hour of testing which is coming on all the world, to put to the test those who are on earth.
And you will be hated by all men because of my name: but he who is strong to the end will have salvation.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
- Acts 14:22
- Romans 2:7
- 1 Corinthians 15:58
- 1 Corinthians 16:13
- Galatians 5:1
- Ephesians 6:10
- Colossians 4:12
- 1 Thessalonians 3:8
- 2 Thessalonians 2:15
- 2 Timothy 2:1
- Hebrews 3:14
- Hebrews 4:14
- Hebrews 10:23
- 2 Peter 3:17
- Jude 1:20
- Revelation 3:10