7 And we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us;
8 on every side being in tribulation, but not straitened; perplexed, but not in despair;
9 persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
10 at all times the dying of the Lord Jesus bearing about in the body, that the life also of Jesus in our body may be manifested,
11 for always are we who are living delivered up to death because of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our dying flesh,
for you did not receive a spirit of bondage again for fear, but you did receive a spirit of adoption in which we cry, 'Abba -- Father.'
so that if any one is in Christ -- he is a new creature; the old things did pass away, lo, become new have the all things.
'And be not afraid of those killing the body, and are not able to kill the soul, but fear rather Him who is able both soul and body to destroy in gehenna.
For all things I have strength, in Christ's strengthening me;
for if the willing mind is present, according to that which any one may have it is well-accepted, not according to that which he has not;
all your care having cast upon Him, because He cares for you.
therefore, we faint not, but if also our outward man does decay, yet the inward is renewed day by day;
for God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind;
these things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace, in the world you shall have tribulation, but take courage -- I have overcome the world.'
and may we consider one another to provoke to love and to good works,
not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as a custom of certain is, but exhorting, and so much the more as you see the day coming near.
in which you are glad, a little now, if it be necessary, being made to sorrow in manifold trials,
Watch you, stand in the faith; be men, be strong;
for the momentary light matter of our tribulation, more and more exceedingly an age-during weight of glory does work out for us --
'Come unto me, all you labouring and burdened ones, and I will give you rest,
'Peace I leave to you; my peace I give to you, not according as the world does give do I give to you; let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid;
and Jesus said to them, 'Come you after me, and I shall make you to become fishers of men;'
and immediately, having left their nets, they followed him.
therefore, comfort you one another, and build you up, one the one, as also you do.
Without covetousness the behaviour, being content with the things present, for He has said, 'No, I will not leave, no, nor forsake you,'
so that we do boldly say, 'The Lord is to me a helper, and I will not fear what man shall do to me.'
11 having known, therefore, the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, and to God we are manifested, and I hope also in your consciences to have been manifested;
12 for not again ourselves do we recommend to you, but we are giving occasion to you of glorifying in our behalf, that you may have something in reference to those glorifying in face and not in heart;
13 for whether we were beside ourselves, it was to God; whether we be of sound mind -- it is to you,
14 for the love of the Christ does constrain us, having judged thus: that if one for all died, then the whole died,
15 and for all he died, that those living, no more to themselves may live, but to him who died for them, and was raised again.
16 So that we henceforth have known no one according to the flesh, and even if we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know him no more;
17 so that if any one is in Christ -- he is a new creature; the old things did pass away, lo, become new have the all things.
18 And the all things are of God, who reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and did give to us the ministration of the reconciliation,
19 how that God was in Christ -- a world reconciling to Himself, not reckoning to them their trespasses; and having put in us the word of the reconciliation,
20 in behalf of Christ, then, we are ambassadors, as if God were calling through us, we beseech, in behalf of Christ, 'Be you reconciled to God;'
21 for him who did not know sin, in our behalf He did make sin, that we may become the righteousness of God in him.
and who is he who will be doing you evil, if of Him who is good you may become imitators?
but if you also should suffer because of righteousness, happy are you! and of their fear be not afraid, nor be troubled,
And Mary said, 'Lo, the maid-servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your saying,' and the messenger went away from her.
having been confident of this very thing, that He who did begin in you a good work, will perform it till a day of Jesus Christ,
'Are not five sparrows sold for two assars? and one of them is not forgotten before God,
but even the hairs of your head have been all numbered; therefore fear you not, than many sparrows you are of more value.
fear is not in the love, but the perfect love does cast out the fear, because the fear has punishment, and he who is fearing has not been made perfect in the love;
Blessed is God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of the mercies, and God of all comfort,
who is comforting us in all our tribulation, for our being able to comfort those in any tribulation through the comfort with which we are comforted ourselves by God;
And may the God of the endurance, and of the exhortation, give to you to have the same mind toward one another, according to Christ Jesus;
for I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, that you may be established;
and that is, that I may be comforted together among you, through the faith in one another, both yours and mine.
for let each one of us please the neighbor for good, unto edification,
so that, my brethren beloved, become you stedfast, unmovable, abounding in the work of the Lord at all times, knowing that your labour is not vain in the Lord.
And there was a certain disciple in Damascus, by name Ananias, and the Lord said unto him in a vision, 'Ananias;' and he said, 'Behold me, Lord;'
What, then, shall we say unto these things? if God is for us, who is against us?