I bow down toward thy holy temple and give thanks to thy name for thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness; for thou hast exalted above everything thy name and thy word.
for God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control.
I can do all things in him who strengthens me.
And I am sure that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
In this you rejoice, though now for a little while you may have to suffer various trials,
A Psalm of David.
But transgressors shall be altogether destroyed; the posterity of the wicked shall be cut off.
For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you,
that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine.
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed every day.
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
for this reason, brethren, in all our distress and affliction we have been comforted about you through your faith;
Then 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 from the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage, and who did those great signs in our sight, and preserved us in all the way that we went, and among all the peoples through whom we passed;