looking for the blessed hope, and glorious appearance of the great God, and our Saviour, Jesus Christ:
As to what remains, there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me in that day: and not to me only, but also to all those who have longed for his appearance.
Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us, in the righteousness of our God, and of our saviour Jesus Christ:
so that ye are deficient in no gift, expecting the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ:
among whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of the unbelieving, so that the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, doth not shine unto them:
I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at his appearing, in his kingdom;
But when the kindness and love of God our Saviour towards man appeared,
For the Son of man will come in the glory of his father, with his angels, and then he will recompense every one according to his practice.
So when the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon his glorious throne:
Jesus saith unto him, It is as thou hast said: and I tell you, hereafter ye shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.
for whosoever shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, in this degenerate and sinful age, of him will the Son of man be also ashamed, when He cometh in the glory of his Father, with the holy angels.
And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
having hope in God, (which they themselves also expect) that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
and experience hope, and this hope maketh us not ashamed; because the love of God is diffused in our hearts by the holy Spirit that is given to us.
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen, is not hope; for what any one sees, how doth he yet hope for?
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope through the power of the holy Spirit.
For God, who commanded light to shine out of darkness, hath shined into our hearts, to reflect the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
from whence also we expect the Saviour, our Lord Jesus Christ: who will change our vile body,
for the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, of which ye have heard before in the word of truth, that is the gospel;
if so be ye continue grounded and settled in the faith, and be not moved from the gospel, which ye have heard, and which hath been preached throughout the whole creation, of which I Paul am a minister.
to whom God would make known the rich glory of this mystery, among the gentiles; which is this, that Christ is in you the hope of glory:
When Christ, who is your life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory.
And then the wicked one shall be detected, whom the Lord will destroy by the breath of his mouth, and abolish by the brightness of his coming:
And may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and our God and Father, who hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation, and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts,
I charge thee before God, who giveth life to all, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed a good confession before Pontius Pilate,
which He hath plentifully shed upon us, through Jesus Christ our Saviour:
that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to fail, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us;
so Christ, having been once offered to bear the sins of many, shall appear the second time without sin, to those who are waiting for Him, unto salvation.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his abundant mercy hath regenerated us to a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
That the proof of your faith, which is much more precious than of gold, (that perisheth, though tried by fire) may be found unto praise, and honor, and glory, when Jesus Christ shall be revealed:
expecting and hastening on the coming of the day of God, whereby the heavens being set on fire shall be dissolved, and the burning elements shall be melted.
But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: to Him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
Beloved, we are now the children of God, but it doth not yet appear what we shall be: we know however, that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.
And we have seen, and do testify, that the Father hath sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.