7 But we have this treasure in clay vessels, so that the extraordinary character of the power may be of God and not of us;
8 in everything being oppressed, yet not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;
9 persecuted, but not abandoned; cast down, but not destroyed;
10 always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, so that also the life of Jesus may be revealed in our body.
11 For we who are living are always handed over to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifest in our body.
For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again unto fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father."
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, all things have become new.
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both the soul and the body in hell.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
For if there is first a readiness, it is acceptable according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have.
casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares about you.
Therefore we do not despair, but even if our outward man is being destroyed, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation; but have courage, I have overcome the world."
And let us consider one another for the stirring up of love and of good works,
not forsaking the assembling of ourselves, just as is the custom for some, but exhorting [one another], and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
In which you greatly rejoice, [though for] a little while now, if need be, you have been distressed by various trials,
Watch, stand fast in the faith, be courageous, be strong.
For our momentary light affliction is working out for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,
Come to Me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Then Jesus said to them, "Come after Me, and I will make you become fishers of men."
And immediately leaving their nets they followed Him.
Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.
Let [your] way of life [be] without loving money, being satisfied with what you have. For He Himself has said, "By no means shall I desert you, nor in any way shall I forsake you;"
so that being confident, we may say: "The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?"
11 Knowing, therefore, the fear of the Lord, we persuade men; but we have been made known to God. And I also hope to have been made known in your consciences.
12 For we do not commend ourselves again to you, but give to you an opportunity of boasting on our behalf, so that you may have [an answer] for those who boast in appearance and not in heart.
13 For if we were beside ourselves, it [was] for God; or if we are of sound mind, [it is] for you.
14 For the love of Christ compels us, having concluded this: that if One died for all, then all died;
15 and He died for all, so that they who live should live no longer for themselves, but for the [One] who died for them and rose again.
16 Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know [Him thus] no longer.
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things passed away; behold, all things have become new.
18 And all things are of God, who reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and who gave to us the ministry of this reconciliation,
19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not reckoning their transgressions to them, and committing to us the word of this reconciliation.
20 Now then, we serve as ambassadors for Christ, as though God were appealing through us: we implore [you] on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God.
21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
And who is he that shall injure you if you become imitators of that which is good?
But even if you should suffer on account of righteousness, [you are] blessed. "But do not fear their threats, nor be troubled."
Then Mary said, "Behold the maidservant of the Lord! May it be to me according to your word."And the angel departed from her.
having been persuaded of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Christ Jesus;
Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God.
But the very hairs of your head have all been numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment. But he that fears has not been made perfect in love.
Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our tribulation, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, by means of the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
Now may the God of patience and of encouragement grant you to be like-minded among one another, according to Christ Jesus,
For I long to see you, so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, that you may be established-
that is, that I may be encouraged together with you through the mutual faith both of you and me.
Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification.
So then, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus named Ananias; and the Lord said to him in a vision, "Ananias."And he said, "Behold I [am here], Lord."
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who [can be] against us?