7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not from us.
8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; in despair: or, altogether without help, or, means
9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be made manifest in our body.
11 For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus may be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, by which we cry, Abba, Father.
Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creation: old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. he is: or, let him be
And fear not them who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
And God spoke to Israel in the visions of the night, and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.
I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me.
Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never allow the righteous to be moved. burden: or, gift
For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what a man hath, and not according to what he hath not.
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
These things I have spoken to you, that in me ye may have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. a refuge: Heb. an high place
And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. Here…: Heb. behold me
And let us consider one another to stir up to love and to good works:
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
In this ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through various temptations:
1 To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. for: or, of
2 Therefore will we not fear, though the earth shall be removed, and though the mountains shall be carried into the midst of the sea; midst…: Heb. heart of the seas
3 Though its waters shall roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah.
And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with my eye. guide…: Heb. counsel thee, mine eye shall be upon thee
When I am afraid, I will trust in thee.
In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do to me.
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, acquit yourselves like men, be strong.
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh out for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
Come to me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world giveth, give I to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
And Jesus said to them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.
And immediately they forsook their nets, and followed him.
Therefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. comfort: or, exhort
In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to poverty.
Let your manner of life be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do to me.
I am sought by them that asked not for me; I am found by them that sought me not: I said, Behold me, behold me, to a nation that was not called by my name.
11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest to God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
12 For we commend not ourselves again to you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them who glory in appearance, and not in heart. in appearance: Gr. in the face
13 For whether we are beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we are of sound mind, it is for your cause.
14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
15 And that he died for all, that they who live should not henceforth live to themselves, but to him who died for them, and rose again.
16 Therefore henceforth we know no man according to the flesh: though indeed, we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now henceforth we know him no more.
17 Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creation: old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. he is: or, let him be
18 And all things are from God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19 That is, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, not imputing their trespasses to them; and hath committed to us the word of reconciliation. committed…: Gr. put in us
20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
And who is he that will harm you, if ye are followers of that which is good?
But if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;
[A Psalm] of 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?
Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.
The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. rest: Heb. be silent
And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it to me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
Being confident of this very thing, that he who hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: perform: or, finish
And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.
Since thou hast been precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life. life: or, person
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.
And the angel of God spoke to me in a dream, saying, Jacob: And I said, Here am I.
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee wherever thou goest.
Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?
But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. expected…: Heb. end and expectation
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them who are in any trouble, by the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus: according to: or, after the example of
And the people answered and said, Be it far from us that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods;
For the LORD our God, he it is that brought us and our fathers 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 people through whom we passed:
For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, to the end that ye may be established;
That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me. with: or, in
Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;
Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thy heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint. renew: Heb. change
I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
And the angel of the LORD called to him from heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
A Song of degrees. I will lift up my eyes to the hills, from which cometh my help. I will…: or, Shall I lift up mine eyes to the hills? whence should my help come?
My help cometh from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.
Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he answered, Here am I.
What shall we then say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
And 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. And he said, Here am I.