For we know Him who said, "1VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY." And again, "2THE LORD WILL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE."
It is a 3terrifyingthing to fall into the hands of the 4livingGod.
But remember5the formerdays, awhen , after being 6enlightened, you endured a great7conflict of sufferings,
33partly by being 8made a publicspectacle through reproaches and tribulations, and partly by becoming9sharers with those who were sotreated.
For you 10showedsympathy to the prisoners and accepted11joyfully the seizure of your property, knowing that you have for yourselves12a betterpossession and a lasting one.
35Therefore, do not throwaway your 13confidence, whichhas a great14reward.
For you haveneed of 15endurance, so that when you have 16done the will of God, you may 17receivebwhat was promised.
3718FOR YET IN A VERYLITTLEWHILE, 19HE WHO IS COMING WILL COME, AND WILL NOT DELAY.
3820BUT MY RIGHTEOUSONE SHALL LIVE BY FAITH; AND IF HE SHRINKSBACK, MY SOULHASNOPLEASURE IN HIM.
But cwe are not of those who shrinkback to destruction, but of those who have faith to the dpreserving of the soul.