Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy aloud, and blessed are those who hear and obey the things written in it, because the time is near!
(Look! I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy expressed in this book.)
The Lord's great day of judgment is almost here; it is approaching very rapidly! There will be a bitter sound on the Lord's day of judgment; at that time warriors will cry out in battle.
Let everyone see your gentleness. The Lord is near!
Do not grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, so that you may not be judged. See, the judge stands before the gates!
Do not be afraid of the things you are about to suffer. The devil is about to have some of you thrown into prison so you may be tested, and you will experience suffering for ten days. Remain faithful even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown that is life itself.
In a circle around the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on those thrones were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white clothing and had golden crowns on their heads.
1 Corinthians 9:25
Each competitor must exercise self-control in everything. They do it to receive a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one.
2 Timothy 2:5
Also, if anyone competes as an athlete, he will not be crowned as the winner unless he competes according to the rules.
2 Timothy 4:8
Finally the crown of righteousness is reserved for me. The Lord, the righteous Judge, will award it to me in that day -- and not to me only, but also to all who have set their affection on his appearing.
Happy is the one who endures testing, because when he has proven to be genuine, he will receive the crown of life that God promised to those who love him.
1 Peter 5:3
And do not lord it over those entrusted to you, but be examples to the flock.