27 (A)My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28 (B)I give them eternal life, and (C)they will never perish, and (D)no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, (E)who has given them to me,[a] (F)is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of (G)the Father's hand. 30 (H)I and the Father are one.”

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Footnotes

  1. John 10:29 Some manuscripts What my Father has given to me

The High Priestly Prayer

17 When Jesus had spoken these words, (A)he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, (B)the hour has come; (C)glorify your Son that the Son may (D)glorify you,

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37 (A)All that (B)the Father gives me will come to me, and (C)whoever comes to me I will never cast out.

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12 (A)which is why I suffer as I do. But (B)I am not ashamed, for (C)I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until (D)that day (E)what has been entrusted to me.[a]

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  1. 2 Timothy 1:12 Or what I have entrusted to him; Greek my deposit

Testing of Your Faith

(A)Count it all joy, my brothers,[a] when you meet trials (B)of various kinds, for you know that (C)the testing of your faith (D)produces steadfastness.

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  1. James 1:2 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters; also verses 16, 19

20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But (A)if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. 21 For (B)to this you have been called, (C)because Christ also suffered for you, (D)leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.

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14 (A)But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. (B)Have no fear of them, (C)nor be troubled,

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Suffering as a Christian

12 Beloved, do not be surprised at (A)the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice (B)insofar as you share Christ's sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad (C)when his glory is revealed. 14 (D)If you are insulted (E)for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory[a] and of God rests upon you. 15 But (F)let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or (G)as a meddler. 16 Yet (H)if anyone suffers as a (I)Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God (J)in that name. 17 For it is time for judgment (K)to begin at the household of God; and (L)if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who (M)do not obey the gospel of God? 18 And

(N)“If the righteous is scarcely saved,
    what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”[b]

19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will (O)entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

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  1. 1 Peter 4:14 Some manuscripts insert and of power
  2. 1 Peter 4:18 Greek where will the ungodly and sinner appear?

Treasure in Jars of Clay

But we have this treasure in (A)jars of clay, (B)to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are (C)afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but (D)not forsaken; (E)struck down, but not destroyed; 10 (F)always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, (G)so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 11 For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus' sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So (H)death is at work in us, but life in you.

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(A)do not be anxious about anything, (B)but in everything by prayer and supplication (C)with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And (D)the peace of God, (E)which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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13 (A)Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that (B)the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 (C)If you ask me[a] anything in my name, I will do it.

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  1. John 14:14 Some manuscripts omit me

Not only that, but we (A)rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering (B)produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and (C)hope does not put us to shame, because God's love (D)has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

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