Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.
I know thy works, and thy tribulation, and thy poverty (though thou art rich), and the calumnies of those who say they are Jews, yet are not, but are Satan's synagogue.
Behold, I give thee out of Satan's synagogue those who say they are Jews, yet they are not, but do lie. Lo! I will make them that they shall come and prostrate themselves at thy feet, and they shall know that I have loved thee.
Nevertheless that which you have, hold fast till I come.
Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and observe, and repent. If then thou art not found watching, I will come upon thee as a thief, and thou shalt in no wise know at what hour I will come upon thee.
1 Thessalonians 5:21
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
2 Timothy 1:13
Model thy teaching according to the pattern of the sound discourses, which thou hast heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
but Christ as a son over his own house: whose house are we, if we hold firmly the confidence and glorying of hope stedfast unto the end.
let us hold fast the profession of hope unwavering, (for he who promises is faithful.)
I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it; because thou hast but little strength, yet hast thou kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
Then shall they deliver you up to affliction, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
and here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call upon thy name.
Do they not blaspheme that honourable name by which ye are called?
But when they shall persecute you in one city, flee unto another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not complete your circuit through the cities of Israel before the Son of man comes.
1 Timothy 5:8
But if any man provide not for his own relations, and especially for those more immediately of his own family, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
2 Timothy 2:12
if we suffer with him, we shall also reign with him: if we renounce him, he also will renounce us:
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you concerning the common salvation, I held it necessary to write unto you, exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered unto the saints.
and when the blood of Stephen thy martyr was shed, I myself even stood by, and took delight in his execution, and guarded the garments of those who slew him.
As yet ye have not resisted unto blood, struggling against sin.