I know you have persevered and have endured for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary.
Then they compelled a certain man, Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus, as he was coming out of the country and passing by, to carry his cross.
But the ones that fell on the good soil are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience.
to those who by patience in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality, he will give eternal life;
And not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces perseverance;
For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through perseverance and the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.
Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, those workers in the Lord. Greet the beloved Persis, who has worked hard in the Lord.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart.
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, yet our inner nature is being renewed day by day.
We do not go beyond limits by boasting in other men's labors, but our hope is that as your faith grows, our sphere among you may be greatly enlarged,
Are they servants of Christ? I am a better oneI am talking like a madmanin far more labors, in far more imprisonments, with more beatings, and often in danger of death.
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.
holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.
Yes, and I ask you also, true yoke-fellow, to help these women who have struggled at my side in the cause of the gospel, together with Clement also and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.
May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,
remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
For you remember our labor and toil, brethren; we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, while we preached to you the gospel of God.
But we ask you, brethren, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you,
May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ.
nor did we eat anyone's bread without paying for it, but with labor and hardship we worked night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you.
For to this end we labor and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe.
The elders who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.
For God is not so unjust as to forget your work and the love which you have shown for his sake in serving the saints, as you still do.
so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
And so Abraham, having patiently endured, obtained the promise.
For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us,
Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary and lose heart.
for you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it, until it receives the early and late rains.
and to knowledge, self-control, and to self-control, perseverance, and to perseverance, godliness,
I, John, your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
Because you have kept my command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.