7 But we have this treasure in clay vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of God, and not from ourselves.
8 We are pressed on every side, yet not crushed; perplexed, yet not to despair;
9 pursued, yet not forsaken; struck down, yet not destroyed;
10 always carrying in the body the putting to death of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.
11 For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus may be revealed in our mortal flesh.
For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!"
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away. Behold, new things have come.
And do not be afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. Rather, fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, "Jacob, Jacob!"He said, "Here I am."
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you.He will never allow the righteous to be moved.
For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what you have, not according to what you do not have.
casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you.
Therefore we do not faint, but though our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is renewed day by day.
For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control.
I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have oppression; but cheer up! I have overcome the world."
The Lord will also be a high tower for the oppressed;a high tower in times of trouble.
Those who know your name will put their trust in you,for you, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.ZAYIN
I heard the Lord's voice, saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?"Then I said, "Here I am. Send me!"
Let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good works,
not forsaking our own assembling together, as the custom of some is, but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as you see the Day approaching.
Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been put to grief in various trials,
1 For the Chief Musician. By the sons of Korah. According to Alamoth.God is our refuge and strength,a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we won't be afraid, though the earth changes,though the mountains are shaken into the heart of the seas;
3 though its waters roar and are troubled,though the mountains tremble with their swelling.Selah.
David said to Solomon his son, "Be strong and courageous, and do it. Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed; for the Lord God, even my God, is with you. He will not fail you, nor forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished.
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go.I will counsel you with my eye on you.
When I am afraid,I will put my trust in you.
In God, I praise his word.In God, I put my trust.I will not be afraid.What can flesh do to me?
Watch! Stand firm in the faith! Be courageous! Be strong!
For our light affliction, which is for the moment, works for us more and more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory;
"Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.
Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us;establish the work of our hands for us;yes, establish the work of our hands.
Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Jesus said to them, "Come after me, and I will make you into fishers for men."
Immediately they left the nets, and followed him.
Therefore exhort one another, and build each other up, even as you also do.
In all hard work there is profit,but the talk of the lips leads only to poverty.
Be free from the love of money, content with such things as you have, for he has said, "I will never leave you or forsake you."
So that with good courage we say,"The Lord is my helper. I will not fear.What can man do to me?"
"I have shown myself to those who did not ask for me. I was near to those who did not seek me. I said, 'Here I am! Here I am!' to a nation that did not call on my name.
11 Knowing therefore the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are revealed to God; and I hope that we are revealed also in your consciences.
12 For we are not commending ourselves to you again, but speak as giving you occasion of boasting on our behalf, that you may have something to answer those who boast in appearance, and not in heart.
13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God. Or if we are of sober mind, it is for you.
14 For the love of Christ constrains us; because we judge thus, that one died for all, therefore all died.
15 He died for all, that those who live should no longer live to themselves, but to him who for their sakes died and rose again.
16 Therefore we know no one after the flesh from now on. Even though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now we know him so no more.
17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away. Behold, new things have come.
18 But all things are of God, who reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ, and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not reckoning to them their trespasses, and having committed to us the word of reconciliation.
20 We are therefore ambassadors on behalf of Christ, as though God were entreating by us: we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
21 For him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Now who is he who will harm you, if you become zealous of that which is good?
But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear, neither be troubled."
By David.The Lord is my light and my salvation.Whom shall I fear?The Lord is the strength of my life.Of whom shall I be afraid?
"Do not be afraid; for you shall not be ashamed: neither be confounded; for you shall not be disappointed: for you shall forget the shame of your youth; and the reproach of your widowhood you shall remember no more.
The Lord, your God, is in the midst of you, a mighty one who will save. He will rejoice over you with joy. He will calm you in his love. He will rejoice over you with singing.
Mary said, "Behold, the handmaid of the Lord; be it to me according to your word."The angel departed from her.
being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
The Lord, he it is who does go before you; he will be with you, he will not fail you, neither forsake you: do not be afraid, neither be dismayed."
Since you have been precious and honored in my sight,and I have loved you;therefore I will give people in your place,and nations instead of your life.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil, for you are with me.Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Be strong, and let your heart take courage,all you who hope in the Lord.
The angel of God said to me in the dream, 'Jacob,' and I said, 'Here I am.'
Do not be afraid, for I am with you.Do not be dismayed, for I am your God.I will strengthen you.Yes, I will help you.Yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;and through the rivers, they will not overflow you.When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned,and flame will not scorch you.
Haven't I commanded you? Be strong and of good courage. Do not be afraid, neither be dismayed: for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
"Are not five sparrows sold for two assaria coins? Not one of them is forgotten by God.
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Therefore do not be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows.
For I know the plans that I have for you,' says the Lord, 'plans for your welfare, and not for calamity, to give you hope and a future.
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has punishment. He who fears is not 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 affliction, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, through the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid, nor be scared of them: for the Lord your God, he it is who does go with you; he will not fail you, nor forsake you."
Now the God of patience and of encouragement grant you to be of the same mind one with another according to Christ Jesus,
The people answered, "Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord, to serve other gods;
for it is the Lord our God who brought us and our fathers up out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage, and who did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way in which we went, and among all the peoples through the midst of whom we passed.
For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, to the end that you may be established;
that is, that I with you may be encouraged in you, each of us by the other's faith, both yours and mine.
Do not be afraid; for I am with you.I will bring your seed from the east,and gather you from the west.
Let each one of us please his neighbor for that which is good, to be building him up.
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the Lord's work, because you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
Wait for the Lord.Be strong, and let your heart take courage.Yes, wait for the Lord.
But those who wait for the Lord will renew their strength.They will mount up with wings like eagles.They will run, and not be weary.They will walk, and not faint.
I have set the Lord always before me.Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
The angel of the Lord called to him out of the sky, and said, "Abraham, Abraham!"He said, "Here I am."
A Song of Ascents.I will lift up my eyes to the hills.Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,who made heaven and earth.
Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, "Ananias!"He said, "Behold, it's me, Lord."
Then Eli called Samuel, and said, "Samuel, my son!"He said, "Here I am."
What then shall we say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the midst of the bush, and said, "Moses! Moses!"He said, "Here I am."