And not only that,(A) but we also boast in our afflictions,(B) because we know that affliction produces endurance,(C) endurance produces proven character,(D) and proven character produces hope.

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25 Now if we hope for what we do not see,(A) we eagerly wait for it with patience.

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For whatever was written in the past was written for our instruction,(A) so that we may have hope through endurance and through the encouragement from the Scriptures.

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11 being strengthened(A) with all power,(B) according to his glorious(C) might, so that you may have great endurance and patience, joyfully

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Therefore, we ourselves boast(A) about you among God’s churches—about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and afflictions that you are enduring.

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36 For you need endurance, so that after you have done God’s will, you may receive what was promised.(A)

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The Call to Endurance

12 Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses(A) surrounding us, let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance(B) the race that lies before us,

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because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.

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I know that you have persevered and endured hardships for the sake of my name,(A) and you have not grown weary.

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10 Because you have kept my command to endure, I will also keep you from the hour of testing(A) that is going to come on the whole world to test those who live on the earth.(B)

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10 If anyone is to be taken captive,
into captivity he goes.
If anyone is to be killed[a] with a sword,
with a sword he will be killed.(A)

This calls for endurance[b] and faithfulness from the saints.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. 13:10 Other mss read anyone kills
  2. 13:10 Or Here is the perseverance

12 This calls for endurance from the saints,(A) who keep God’s commands and their faith in Jesus.”[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 14:12 Or and the faith of Jesus, or and faithfulness to Jesus

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