7 We have this treasure in earthen vessels that the power beyond what is normal may be from God, and not from ourselves.
8 We are pressed afflictedtroubled on every side, but not crushed. We are perplexed yet not to despair.
9 We are persecuted, yet not forsaken. We are struck down, yet not destroyed.
10 We always carry in the body the death of Jesus, that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body.
11 For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus' sake, that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our mortal flesh.
For you have not received a spirit of bondage again causing fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Father, Father! Chaldee: Abba, meaning father.
If any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things have passed away. Behold, they have become new.
»Do not fear those who kill the body. They are not able to take away your everlasting life. Instead, fear him who is able to destroy both life and body in the ever-burning fires. Greek: Gehenna: continuously burning trash fires in the valley of Hinnom.
That night, God spoke to him and said: »Jacob! Jacob!« »Here I am,« Jacob answered.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Throw your burden upon Jehovah and he will sustain you. He will never allow the righteous to be shaken!
For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a man has, not according to what he does not have.
Throw all your anxiety upon him, because he cares for you.
We do not give up! Though our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is renewed day by day.
God has not given us a spirit of timidity fear, but of power and love and discipline.
»I spoke to you that in me you might have peace. In the world you have tribulation. Be of good cheer for I have conquered the world!«
Jehovah is a refuge for the oppressed, a place of safety in times of trouble.
Those who know your name, Jehovah, will trust you. You do not abandon anyone who comes to you.
I heard the voice of Jehovah. He said: »Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?« And I said: »Here I am. Send me!«
Let us consider one another to encourage love and good works:
Not forsaking the gathering of ourselves together, as the manner of some is, but exhorting one another, and even more, as you see the day approaching.
You greatly rejoice in this, though you have been grieved with various trials for a little while.
1 God is our refuge and strength, a ready help in times of trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea.
3 Though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake at its arrogance.
David also told his son Solomon: Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do no be afraid or terrified. Jehovah God, my God, will be with you. He will not abandon you until all the work on Jehovahs Temple is finished.
Jehovah says: »I will instruct you. I will teach you the way that you should go. I will advise you as my eyes watch over you.
I will put my trust in you when I am afraid.
In God, whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
Be alert be watchful and stand fast be vigilantpersevere in the faith, carry on as men be courageous, be strong. (Ps 31:24)
Our light affliction is for the moment. It works more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory for us.
»Come unto me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.
Let the kindness of Jehovah our God be with us. Confirm for us the work of our hands. Yes, confirm the work of our hands.
»Peace I leave with you! My peace I give to you. I do not give as the world gives to you. Do not let your heart be troubled or full of fear.
Jesus said: Follow me and I will teach you to catch people.
They immediately left the nets and went with him.
Comfort each other and strengthen one another as you are doing.
In all labor there is profit: but idle chatter leads only to destitution.
You should be free from the love of money. Be content with what you have, for he has said: »I will not leave you. I will not forsake you.«
So that with good confidence courage we say: »Jehovah is my helper; I will not fear: What shall man do to me?« (Psalm 56:11)
»I permitted myself to be sought by those who did not ask for me. Those who did not seek me found me. To a nation that did not call on my name, I said: Here I am, here I am.
11 We know what it means to respect the Lord so we persuade others. God knows us and I hope that you know us in your hearts consciences.
12 We are not again commending ourselves to you. But we are giving you an occasion to be proud of us. That way you may have an answer for those who glory in appearance, and not in heart.
13 For if we are beside ourselves crazyinsane it is to God. If we are of sound mind, it is to you.
14 For the love of Christ compels us to judge, that one died for all and therefore all died.
15 He died for all that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for him who died for their sakes and rose again.
16 From now on we know no man according to the flesh: even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know him so no longer.
17 If any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things have passed away. Behold, they have become new.
18 All things are from God who reconciled us to himself through Christ. He gave the ministry of reconciliation to us.
19 God was reconciling the world to himself through Christ. He was not imputing their trespasses against them, for he had committed the word of reconciliation to us.
20 We are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making entreaty through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ that you be reconciled to God.
21 He made the one who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf. That way we might become the righteousness of God in him.
Who will harm you if you are eager to do good?
Even if you suffer for righteousness sake, you are blessed. Do not fear! Do not be troubled distressedintimidated!
Jehovah is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? Jehovah is the stronghold of my life. Who is there to be afraid of?
»Do not be afraid. You will not suffer shame. Do not fear disgrace. You will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.«
»Jehovah your God is with you! He is a mighty one. He will exult over you with joy. He will refresh you with his love. He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.
Mary said: »Look, Jehovahs servant. Let it happen to me as you spoke.« The angel departed from her. (1 Samuel 1:11)
I am confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Jesus Christ.
»Jehovah is the one who goes ahead of you. He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be downhearted.«
»I honor you because you are precious to me and I love you. I will exchange others for you. Nations will be the price I pay for 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, all who wait with hope for Jehovah, and let your heart be courageous.
»Then the angel of God said to me in the dream, Jacob. I said, here I am.
»Do not fear for I am with you! Do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
»When you go through the sea, I am with you. When you go through rivers, they will not sweep you away. When you walk through fire, you will not be burned, and the flames will not harm you.
»Have I commanded you? Be strong and of a good courage. Do not be afraid, neither be dismayed; for Jehovah your God is with you wherever you go.«
»Are not five sparrows sold for two coins of small value? Yet not one of them is forgotten in the sight of God.
»Even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not fear. You are worth more than many sparrows.
I know the plans that I have for you, says Jehovah. They are plans for peace and not disaster. They are plans to give you a future filled with hope.
There is no fear in love. Perfect mature love throws out expels fear because fear involves restraint punishment. He who fears is not made perfect maturecomplete through love.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort.
He comforts us in all our trouble, that we may be able to comfort those who also have trouble, through the comfort with which we are comforted from God.
»Be determined and with good courage. Do not be afraid of them. Your God, Jehovah, will be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you.
Now may the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus.
The people replied: »We would never leave Jehovah to serve other gods!
»Jehovah our God brought our fathers and us out of slavery in Egypt. We saw the miracles he performed. He kept us safe wherever we went among all the nations through which we passed.
I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift so that you may be strengthened,
that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each others faith.
»Do not be afraid for I am with you. I will bring your descendants from the east and gather you from the west.
Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to build him up.
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast and unmovable. Always have plenty to do in the work of the Lord, for you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
Hope waitexpecttrust in Jehovah and be strong. Let your heart be courageous. Yes, hope in Jehovah.
»Those who hope in Jehovah will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary! They will walk and not be faint.«
I always keep Jehovah in front of me. When he is at my right hand assisting me, I cannot be moved.
Jehovahs angel shouted from heaven: »Abraham! Abraham!« »Here I am!« he answered.
I will lift up my eyes to the mountains from where my help comes.
My help comes from Jehovah, who made heaven and earth.
The disciple Ananias was in Damascus. The Lord spoke to Ananias in a vision: »Ananias.« He replied: »Yes, I am here, Lord.«
Eli called Samuel and said: »Samuel, my son.« »Here I am,« he responded.
What shall we then say about these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Jehovah saw that Moses came closer. He called to him from the middle of the bush: »Moses! Moses!« Moses answered: »Yes, here I am.«