But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions;
Partly, while ye were made a gazing-stock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, while ye became companions of them that were so used.
For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the seizing of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.
Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward.
For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye may receive the promise.
For yet a little while, and he that is coming will come, and will not tarry.
Now the just shall live by faith: but if [any man] shall draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
But we are not of them who draw back to perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.