But call to mind the former days, wherein, being illuminated, you endured a great fight of afflictions.
And on the one hand indeed, by reproaches and tribulations, were made a gazingstock; and on the other, became companions of them that were used in such sort.
For you both had compassion on them that were in bands and took with joy the being stripped of your own goods, knowing that you have a better and a lasting substance.
Do not therefore lose your confidence which hath a great reward.
For patience is necessary for you: that, doing the will of God, you may receive the promise.
For yet a little and a very little while, and he that is to come will come and will not delay.
But my just man liveth by faith: but if he withdraw himself, he shall not please my soul.
But we are not the children of withdrawing unto perdition, but of faith to the saving of the soul.