And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
My confident hope is that I will in no way be ashamed but that with complete boldness, even now as always, Christ will be exalted in my body, whether I live or die.
And because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, who calls "Abba! Father!"
For what hope does the godless have when he is cut off, when God takes away his life?
So then, exalted to the right hand of God, and having received the promise of the Holy Spirit from the Father, he has poured out what you both see and hear.
We love because he loved us first.
In you our ancestors trusted; they trusted in you and you rescued them.
Sustain me as you promised, so that I will live. Do not disappoint me!
For you say, "We have made a treaty with death, with Sheol we have made an agreement. When the overwhelming judgment sweeps by it will not reach us. For we have made a lie our refuge, we have hidden ourselves in a deceitful word."
For I will pour water on the parched ground and cause streams to flow on the dry land. I will pour my spirit on your offspring and my blessing on your children.
They will all be ashamed and embarrassed; those who fashion idols will all be humiliated.
Kings will be your children's guardians; their princesses will nurse your children. With their faces to the ground they will bow down to you and they will lick the dirt on your feet. Then you will recognize that I am the Lord; those who wait patiently for me are not put to shame.
The Lord says, "I will put a curse on people who trust in mere human beings, who depend on mere flesh and blood for their strength, and whose hearts have turned away from the Lord.
I will sprinkle you with pure water and you will be clean from all your impurities. I will purify you from all your idols.
"Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?"
And in the last days it will be,' God says, 'that I will pour out my Spirit on all people, and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God.
And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose,
But if someone loves God, he is known by God.
And we all, with unveiled faces reflecting the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another, which is from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
For God, who said "Let light shine out of darkness," is the one who shined in our hearts to give us the light of the glorious knowledge of God in the face of Christ.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
And when you heard the word of truth (the gospel of your salvation) -- when you believed in Christ -- you were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit,
I pray that according to the wealth of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner person,
And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope,
Because of this, in fact, I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, because I know the one in whom my faith is set and I am convinced that he is able to protect what has been entrusted to me until that day.
he saved us not by works of righteousness that we have done but on the basis of his mercy, through the washing of the new birth and the renewing of the Holy Spirit,
so that we who have found refuge in him may find strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us through two unchangeable things, since it is impossible for God to lie.
"For this is the covenant that I will establish with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and I will inscribe them on their hearts. And I will be their God and they will be my people.