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22 Let your souls be sanctified in obedience to the truth, and be filled with the charity which respecteth not persons, that with a pure heart and perfect you may love one another,
23 as men who are regenerated, not by a perishable seed, but by that which is imperishable, by the living word of Aloha which abideth for ever.
24 Because all flesh is grass, and all its beauty as the flower of the field. The grass withereth and the flower drieth up,
25 but the word of our God abideth for ever; and this is that word which is preached unto you.
Not dilatory is the Lord in his promises, as some consider delay; but is patient on your account, not willing that any man should perish, but (that) every man to repentance should come.
1 THEN shall be likened the kingdom of heaven unto ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom and the bride.
2 But five of them were wise, and five foolish.
3 And those foolish (ones) took their lamps, but did not take with them the oil:
4 but those were wise who took oil in vessels with their lamps.
5 But while the bridegroom withheld, they all dozed and slept.
6 And in the dividing of the night there was the cry, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go forth to his meeting.
7 Then all the virgins arose, and prepared their lamps.
8 But those foolish ones said to the wise, Give to us from your oil; for, behold, our lamps are gone out.
9 But the wise ones answered them, saying, Lest it should not suffice for us and for you; but go to those who sell, and buy for you.
10 And while they were gone to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were prepared entered with him into the house of festivity, and the gate was shut.
11 At last came also those other virgins, saying, Our Lord, our Lord, open to us!
12 But he answered and said to them, Assuredly I tell you, I know you not.
13 Be wakeful therefore, for you know not that day nor the hour.
And not thus only, but also in afflictions we exult; for we know that affliction perfecteth patience in us,
and patience experience, and experience hope:
BUT you, my brethren, prolong your spirit until the coming of the Lord; as the husbandman who expecteth the precious fruits of his lands, and prolongeth his spirit for them, until he receive the rain the early and the latter;
so also you, prolong your spirit, and your hearts confirm; for the coming of our Lord draweth nigh.
For, behold, we give blessedness to them who have endured. You have heard of the patience of Iob, and the end which the Lord wrought for him you have seen; because that merciful is the Lord and compassionate.
and in all power be empowered according to the greatness of his glory in all patience and prolongedness of spirit: