And Jesus having earnestly beheld, said to them, 'With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'
And Jesus said to him, 'If you are able to believe! all things are possible to the one that is believing;'
3 And not only so, but we also boast in the tribulations, knowing that the tribulation does work endurance;
4 and the endurance, experience; and the experience, hope;
5 and the hope does not make ashamed, because the love of God has been poured forth in our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
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.'
16 therefore, we faint not, but if also our outward man does decay, yet the inward is renewed day by day;
17 for the momentary light matter of our tribulation, more and more exceedingly an age-during weight of glory does work out for us --
18 we not looking to the things seen, but to the things not seen; for the things seen are temporary, but the things not seen are age-during.
For all things I have strength, in Christ's strengthening me;
What, then, shall we say unto these things? if God is for us, who is against us?
'Be not afraid of the things that you are about to suffer; lo, the devil is about to cast of you to prison, that you may be tried, and you shall have tribulation ten days; become you faithful unto death, and I will give to you the crown of the life.
You may not cast away, then, your boldness, which has great recompense of reward,
for God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind;
but, according as it has been written, 'What eye did not see, and ear did not hear, and upon the heart of man came not up, what God did prepare for those loving Him --'