But as for me, I will hope continually,
And will praise You yet more and more.
“Though He slay me,
I will hope in Him.
Nevertheless I will argue my ways before Him.
Why are you in despair, O my soul?
And why are you disturbed within me?
Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him,
The help of my countenance and my God.
By You I have been sustained from my birth;
You are He who took me from my mother’s womb;
My praise is continually of You.
O Israel, hope in the Lord;
For with the Lord there is lovingkindness,
And with Him is abundant redemption.
This I recall to my mind,
Therefore I have hope.
It is good that he waits silently
For the salvation of the Lord.
And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment,
for indeed you do practice it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more,
Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.
Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.