in the future there (A)is laid up for me (B)the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on (C)that day; and not only to me, but also to (D)all who have loved His (E)appearing.

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12 (A)Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has [a]been approved, he will receive (B)the crown of life which the Lord (C)has promised to those who (D)love Him.

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Footnotes

  1. James 1:12 Or passed the test

And when the Chief (A)Shepherd appears, you will receive the (B)unfading [a](C)crown of glory.

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  1. 1 Peter 5:4 Lit wreath

10 Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be (A)tested, and you will have tribulation (B)for ten days. [a]Be (C)faithful until death, and I will give you (D)the crown of life.

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  1. Revelation 2:10 Or Prove yourself faithful

11 (A)I am coming quickly; (B)hold fast what you have, so that no one will take your (C)crown.

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