Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
But if there is serious injury, then you will give a life for a life,
Nations will take them and bring them back to their own place. Then the family of Jacob will make foreigners their servants as they settle in the Lord's land. They will make their captors captives and rule over the ones who oppressed them.
The destroyer is as good as dead, you who have not been destroyed! The deceitful one is as good as dead, the one whom others have not deceived! When you are through destroying, you will be destroyed; when you finish deceiving, others will deceive you!
For by the standard you judge you will be judged, and the measure you use will be the measure you receive.
He that killeth
because they poured out the blood of your saints and prophets, so you have given them blood to drink. They got what they deserved!"
For your lifeblood I will surely exact punishment, from every living creature I will exact punishment. From each person I will exact punishment for the life of the individual since the man was his relative.
For look, the Lord is coming out of the place where he lives, to punish the sin of those who live on the earth. The earth will display the blood shed on it; it will no longer cover up its slain.
Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword back in its place! For all who take hold of the sword will die by the sword.
I, John, your brother and the one who shares with you in the persecution, kingdom, and endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony about Jesus.
I know your works as well as your labor and steadfast endurance, and that you cannot tolerate evil. You have even put to the test those who refer to themselves as apostles (but are not), and have discovered that they are false.
Therefore, remember what you received and heard, and obey it, and repent. If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will never know at what hour I will come against you.
This requires the steadfast endurance of the saints -- those who obey God's commandments and hold to their faith in Jesus.
It is good to wait patiently for deliverance from the Lord.
For the message is a witness to what is decreed; it gives reliable testimony about how matters will turn out. Even if the message is not fulfilled right away, wait patiently; for it will certainly come to pass -- it will not arrive late.
Then Jesus told them a parable to show them they should always pray and not lose heart.
By your endurance you will gain your lives.
being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might for the display of all patience and steadfastness, joyfully
so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and perseverance inherit the promises.
For you need endurance in order to do God's will and so receive what is promised.
Think of him who endured such opposition against himself by sinners, so that you may not grow weary in your souls and give up.
My brothers and sisters, consider it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials,
So be patient, brothers and sisters, until the Lord's return. Think of how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the ground and is patient for it until it receives the early and late rains.