Add parallel Print Page Options

The Destiny of the Righteous

But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God,
and no torment will ever touch them.
In the eyes of the foolish they seemed to have died,
and their departure was thought to be an affliction,
and their going from us to be their destruction;
but they are at peace.
For though in the sight of men they were punished,
their hope is full of immortality.
Having been disciplined a little, they will receive great good,
because God tested them and found them worthy of himself;
like gold in the furnace he tried them,
and like a sacrificial burnt offering he accepted them.

Read full chapter

Bible Gateway Recommends

RSV-CE Bible Paperbound
RSV-CE Bible Paperbound
Retail: $21.95
Our Price: $15.49
Save: $6.46 (29%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
Ignatius Catholic Bible Large Print
Ignatius Catholic Bible Large Print
Retail: $69.95
Our Price: $62.96
Save: $6.99 (10%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
RSV Catholic Bible, Edition 2, Cloth
RSV Catholic Bible, Edition 2, Cloth
Retail: $31.95
Our Price: $28.76
Save: $3.19 (10%)