to those who by perseverance in doing good seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life;
But the seed in the good soil, these are the ones who have heard the word in an honest and good heart, and hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance.
but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality.
“Nevertheless the righteous will hold to his way, And he who has clean hands will grow stronger and stronger.
Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord.
Trust in the Lord and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.
Wait for the Lord and keep His way, And He will exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you will see it.
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.
Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.
How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?
As a result of this many of His disciples withdrew and were not walking with Him anymore.
but glory and honor and peace to everyone who does good, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees?
And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory,
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.
Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.
Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.
to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;
so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
And so, having patiently waited, he obtained the promise.
Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.
Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains.
so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation.
This is the promise which He Himself made to us: eternal life.
Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.