Watch, stand firmly in the faith, be manly, be strong,
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of loving kindness and the God of all encouragement,
who encourages us in every distress so that we may be able to encourage those who are in every distress by the encouragement by which we ourselves have been encouraged by God.
But when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought that it was a ghost and cried out.
For they all saw him and were frightened. But he immediately spoke to them and said, "Courage! It is I. Do not be afraid."
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and self-control.
For you did not receive a spirit of bondage leading again to fear, but you received a spirit of sonship, in which we cry, Abba, Father.
Let your lives be free from the love of money. Be content with what you have. For he has said, "I will not fail you nor will I forsake you."
So we may say with courage, "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?"
and not frightened in anything by your adversaries, which for them is a sign of ruin, but for you of salvation, and that from God;
I can do all things through him who gives me strength.
7 But we have this treasure in earthen jars, that the surpassing power may be God's and not ours \'97
8 in every way distressed, but not reduced to straits, perplexed, but not in despair,
9 persecuted, but not forsaken, cast down, but not destroyed,
10 always bearing about in our bodies the death of Jesus that the life also of Jesus may be manifest in our bodies.
11 For we, though living, are always delivered up to death for Jesus' sake, that also the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
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, nor fearful.
And who is it that will harm you if you become earnest for the good?
But if you should suffer for being righteous, you are blessed. Have no fear of them and do not be disturbed;
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has pain. He who fears has not been made perfect in love.