Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;
.21For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.22But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
12And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:13I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.14And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:15And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.
6Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:7But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:8And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fulness dwell;
No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared Him