Now as he spoke about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix became afraid and replied, "Leave for now, but when I find time I'll call for you."
Now everyone who competes exercises self-control in everything. However, they do it to receive a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one.
gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.
but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, righteous, holy, self-controlled,
Older men are to be self-controlled, worthy of respect, sensible, and sound in faith, love, and endurance.
Be silent before the LORD and wait expectantly for Him; do not be agitated by one who prospers in his way, by the man who carries out evil plans.
But the seed in the good ground-- these are the ones who, having heard the word with an honest and good heart, hold on to it and by enduring, bear fruit.
By your endurance gain your lives.
eternal life to those who by patiently doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality;
And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance,
endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope.
But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with patience.
For whatever was written before was written for our instruction, so that through our endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we may have hope.
But in everything, as God's ministers, we commend ourselves: by great endurance, by afflictions, by hardship, by pressures,
May you be strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for all endurance and patience, with joy
We recall, in the presence of our God and Father, your work of faith, labor of love, and endurance of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ,
Therefore we ourselves boast about you among God's churches-- about your endurance and faith in all the persecutions and afflictions you endure.
May the Lord direct your hearts to God's love and Christ's endurance.
so that you won't become lazy, but imitators of those who inherit the promises through faith and perseverance.
And so, after waiting patiently, Abraham obtained the promise.
For you need endurance, so that after you have done God's will, you may receive what was promised.
Therefore since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us, and run with endurance the race that lies before us,
knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.
Therefore, brothers, be patient until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and is patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains.
You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the Lord's coming is near.
Brothers, do not complain about one another, so that you will not be judged. Look, the judge stands at the door!
Brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the Lord's name as an example of suffering and patience.
I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation, kingdom, and perseverance in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of God's word and the testimony about Jesus.
I know your works, your labor, and your endurance, and that you cannot tolerate evil. You have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and you have found them to be liars.
If anyone is destined for captivity, into captivity he goes. If anyone is to be killed with a sword, with a sword he will be killed. Here is the endurance and the faith of the saints.
Here is the endurance of the saints, who keep the commandments of God and the faith in Jesus."
For His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.
Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, [it is clear] what sort of people you should be in holy conduct and godliness
Enoch walked with God, and he was not there, because God took him.
The righteous one perishes, and no one takes it to heart; faithful men are swept away, with no one realizing that the righteous one is swept away from the presence of evil.
for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.
but with good works, as is proper for women who affirm that they worship God.
And most certainly, the mystery of godliness is great: He was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.
But have nothing to do with irreverent and silly myths. Rather, train yourself in godliness,
for, the training of the body has a limited benefit, but godliness is beneficial in every way, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
If anyone teaches other doctrine and does not agree with the sound teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ and with the teaching that promotes godliness,
But godliness with contentment is a great gain.
Now you, man of God, run from these things; but pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness.
holding to the form of religion but denying its power. Avoid these people!
Paul, a slave of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ for the faith of God's elect and the knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness,