7 But we have this wealth in vessels of earth, so that it may be seen that the power comes not from us but from God;
8 Troubles are round us on every side, but we are not shut in; things are hard for us, but we see a way out of them;
9 We are cruelly attacked, but not without hope; we are made low, but we are not without help;
10 In our bodies there is ever the mark of the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may be seen in our bodies.
11 For, while living, we are still being given up to death because of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may be seen in our flesh, though it is under the power of death.
For you did not get the spirit of servants again to put you in fear, but the spirit of sons was given to you, by which we say, Abba, Father.
So if any man is in Christ, he is in a new world: the old things have come to an end; they have truly become new.
And have no fear of those who put to death the body, but are not able to put to death the soul. But have fear of him who has power to give soul and body to destruction in hell.
And God said to Israel in a night-vision, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.
I am able to do all things through him who gives me strength.
\55:21\The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart; his words were softer than oil, but they were sharp swords.
For if there is a ready mind, a man will have God's approval in the measure of what he has, and not of what he has not.
Putting all your troubles on him, for he takes care of you.
For which cause we do not give way to weariness; but though our outer man is getting feebler, our inner man is made new day by day.
For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of self-control.
I have said all these things to you so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble: but take heart! I have overcome the world.
\9:8\And he will be the judge of the world in righteousness, giving true decisions for the peoples.
\9:9\The Lord will be a high tower for those who are crushed down, a high tower in times of trouble;
And the voice of the Lord came to my ears, saying, Whom am I to send, and who will go for us? Then I said, Here am I, send me.
And let us be moving one another at all times to love and good works;
Not giving up our meetings, as is the way of some, but keeping one another strong in faith; and all the more because you see the day coming near.
You have cause for great joy in this, though it may have been necessary for you to be troubled for a little time, being tested in all sorts of ways,
1 To the chief music-maker. Of the sons of Korah; put to Alamoth. A Song.
2 \46:1\God is our harbour and our strength, a very present help in trouble.
3 \46:2\For this cause we will have no fear, even though the earth is changed, and though the mountains are moved in the heart of the sea;
And David said to his son Solomon, Be strong and of a good heart and do your work; have no fear and do not be troubled, for the Lord God, my God, is with you; he will not give you up, and his face will not be turned away from you, till all the work necessary for the house of the Lord is complete.
I will give you knowledge, teaching you the way to go; my eye will be your guide.
\56:2\My haters are ever ready to put an end to me; great numbers are lifting themselves up against me.
\56:3\In the time of my fear, I will have faith in you.
Be on the watch, unmoved in the faith, and be strong like men.
For our present trouble, which is only for a short time, is working out for us a much greater weight of glory;
Come to me, all you who are troubled and weighted down with care, and I will give you rest.
Let the pleasure of the Lord our God be on us: O Lord, give strength to the work of our hands.
May peace be with you; my peace I give to you: I give it not as the world gives. Let not your heart be troubled; let it be without fear.
And Jesus said to them, Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.
And they went straight from their nets, and came after him.
So then, go on comforting and building up one another, as you have been doing.
In all hard work there is profit, but talk only makes a man poor.
Be free from the love of money and pleased with the things which you have; for he himself has said, I will be with you at all times.
So that we say with a good heart, The Lord is my helper; I will have no fear: what is man able to do to me?
\64:2\As when fire puts the brushwood in flames, or as when water is boiling from the heat of the fire: to make your name feared by your haters, so that the nations may be shaking before you;
11 Having in mind, then, the fear of the Lord, we put these things before men, but God sees our hearts; and it is my hope that we may seem right in your eyes.
12 We are not again requesting your approval, but we are giving you the chance of taking pride in us, so that you may be able to give an answer to those whose glory is in seeming, and not in the heart.
13 For if we are foolish, it is to God; or if we are serious, it is for you.
14 For it is the love of Christ which is moving us; because we are of the opinion that if one was put to death for all, then all have undergone death;
15 And that he underwent death for all, so that the living might no longer be living to themselves, but to him who underwent death for them and came back from the dead.
16 For this reason, from this time forward we have knowledge of no man after the flesh: even if we have had knowledge of Christ after the flesh, we have no longer any such knowledge.
17 So if any man is in Christ, he is in a new world: the old things have come to an end; they have truly become new.
18 But all things are of God, who has made us at peace with himself through Christ, and has given to us the work of making peace;
19 That is, that God was in Christ making peace between the world and himself, not putting their sins to their account, and having given to us the preaching of this news of peace.
20 So we are the representatives of Christ, as if God was making a request to you through us: we make our request to you, in the name of Christ, be at peace with God.
21 For him who had no knowledge of sin God made to be sin for us; so that we might become the righteousness of God in him.
Who will do you any damage if you keep your minds fixed on what is good?
But you are happy if you undergo pain because of righteousness; have no part in their fear and do not be troubled;
Of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; who is then a cause of fear to me? the Lord is the strength of my life; who is a danger to me?
Have no fear; for you will not be shamed or without hope: you will not be put to shame, for the shame of your earlier days will go out of your memory, and you will no longer keep in mind the sorrows of your widowed years.
The Lord your God is among you, as a strong saviour: he will be glad over you with joy, he will make his love new again, he will make a song of joy over you as in the time of a holy feast.
And Mary said: I am the servant of the Lord; may it be to me as you say. And the angel went away.
For I am certain of this very thing, that he by whom the good work was started in you will make it complete till the day of Jesus Christ:
It is the Lord who goes before you; he will be with you, he will not take away his help from you or give you up: so have no fear.
Because of your value in my eyes, you have been honoured, and loved by me; so I will give men for you, and peoples for your life.
Yes, though I go through the valley of deep shade, I will have no fear of evil; for you are with me, your rod and your support are my comfort.
\31:23\O have love for the Lord, all you his saints; for the Lord keeps safe from danger all those who are true to him, and gives the workers of pride their right reward.
And in my dream the angel of the Lord said to me, Jacob: and I said, Here am I.
Have no fear, for I am with you; do not be looking about in trouble, for I am your God; I will give you strength, yes, I will be your helper; yes, my true right hand will be your support.
When you go through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not go over you: when you go through the fire, you will not be burned; and the flame will have no power over you.
Have I not given you your orders? Take heart and be strong; have no fear and do not be troubled; for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go,
Are not five sparrows given in exchange for two farthings? and God has every one of them in mind.
But even the hairs of your head are numbered. Have no fear: you are of more value than a flock of sparrows.
For I am conscious of my thoughts about you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you hope at the end.
There is no fear in love: true love has no room for fear, because where fear is, there is pain; and he who is not free from fear is not complete in love.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort;
Who gives us comfort in all our troubles, so that we may be able to give comfort to others who are in trouble, through the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
Be strong and take heart, and have no fear of them: for it is the Lord your God who is going with you; he will not take away his help from you.
Now may the God who gives comfort and strength in waiting make you of the same mind with one another in harmony with Christ Jesus:
Then the people in answer said, Never will we give up the Lord to be the servants of other gods;
For it is the Lord our God who has taken us and our fathers out of the land of Egypt, out of the prison-house, and who did all those great signs before our eyes, and kept us safe on all our journeys, and among all the peoples through whom we went:
For I have a strong desire to see you, and to give you some grace of the spirit, so that you may be made strong;
That is to say, that all of us may be comforted together by the faith which is in you and in me.
Have no fear, for I am with you: I will take your seed from the east, and get you together from the west;
Let every one of us give pleasure to his neighbour for his good, to make him strong.
For this cause, my dear brothers, be strong in purpose and unmoved, ever giving yourselves to the work of the Lord, because you are certain that your work is not without effect in the Lord.
Let your hope be in the Lord: take heart and be strong; yes, let your hope be in the Lord.
But those who are waiting for the Lord will have new strength; they will get wings like eagles: running, they will not be tired, and walking, they will have no weariness.
I have put the Lord before me at all times; because he is at my right hand, I will not be moved.
But the voice of the angel of the Lord came from heaven, saying, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
A Song of the going up. My eyes are lifted up to the hills: O where will my help come from?
Your help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and the Lord said to him in a vision, Ananias! and he said, Here I am, Lord.
Then Eli said, Samuel, my son. And Samuel answering said, Here am I.
What may we say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?
And when the Lord saw him turning to one side to see, God said his name out of the tree, crying, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.