Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,
For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.
Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.
Blows that wound cleanse away evil; strokes make clean the innermost parts.
And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.
A perverse heart shall be far from me; I will know nothing of evil.
I will make with them an everlasting covenant, that I will not turn away from doing good to them. And I will put the fear of me in their hearts, that they may not turn from me.
You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean.
And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the Lord! May your hearts live forever!