Be on the your guard, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out;
for they all saw him, and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, »Take courage! It is I; do not be afraid.«
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power and love and self-discipline.
For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship by whom we cry out, »Abba, Father.«
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, for God has said, »I will never leave you, nor will I forsake you.«
So we say with confidence, »The Lord is my helper;I will not be afraid.What can man do to me?«
in no way frightened by your opponents. This is a sign of destruction to them, but of salvation for you and that too, from God.
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.
8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;
9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;
10 always carrying about in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
11 For we who live are always being given up to death for Jesus' sake, so that 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 hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good?
But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. Do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled,
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. And he who fears is not made perfect in love.