In the day that I called, you answered me. You encouraged me with strength in my soul.
For God didn’t give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,” says Yahweh, “thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope and a future.
In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved in various trials,
Yahweh is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? Yahweh is the strength of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid?
But the salvation of the righteous is from Yahweh. He is their stronghold in the time of trouble.
For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, to the end that you may be established;
that is, that I with you may be encouraged in you, each of us by the other’s faith, both yours and mine.
Therefore we don’t faint, but though our outward person is decaying, yet our inward person is renewed day by day.
Therefore exhort one another, and build each other up, even as you also do.
For this cause, brothers, we were comforted over you in all our distress and affliction through your faith.
The people answered, “Far be it from us that we should forsake Yahweh, to serve other gods;
for it is Yahweh our God who brought us and our fathers up 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 peoples through the middle of whom we passed.