What Does the Bible Say About Perseverance? (41 Verses)

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  1. James 1:2-4 - "Count it all joy, my brothers,..."
  2. Romans 5:3-5 - "More than that, we rejoice in..."
  3. Romans 12:1-2 - "I appeal to you therefore, brothers,..."
  4. Philippians 4:12-13 - "I know how to be brought..."
  5. Romans 8:17-18 - "and if children, then heirs--heirs of..."
  6. Romans 8:28 - "And we know that for those..."
  7. Galatians 6:9 - "And let us not grow weary..."
  8. 2 Corinthians 4:8 - "We are afflicted in every way,..."
  9. 1 Peter 5:8-9 - "Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary..."
  10. 1 Peter 5:10 - "And after you have suffered a..."
  11. John 14:27 - "Peace I leave with you; my..."
  12. Philippians 4:6-7 - "do not be anxious about anything,..."
  13. John 16:33 - "I have said these things to..."
  14. Hebrews 4:14-15 - "Since then we have a great..."
  15. John 11:25-26 - "Jesus said to her, "I am..."
  16. 1 Corinthians 10:13 - "No temptation has overtaken you that..."
  17. 1 Corinthians 15:57 - "But thanks be to God, who..."
  18. Romans 12:21 - "Do not be overcome by evil,..."
  19. 1 John 5:4 - "For everyone who has been born..."
  20. Hebrews 12:1 - "Therefore, since we are surrounded by..."
  21. John 1:5 - "The light shines in the darkness,..."
  22. 1 John 4:4 - "Little children, you are from God..."
  23. 1 Timothy 6:12 - "Fight the good fight of the..."
  24. 1 John 1:9 - "If we confess our sins, he..."
  25. Ephesians 2:8-9 - "For by grace you have been..."
  26. Revelation 3:20 - "Behold, I stand at the door..."
  27. Psalm 23:4 - "Even though I walk through the..."
  28. Deuteronomy 10:12 - ""And now, Israel, what does the..."
  29. Isaiah 40:31 - "but they who wait for the..."
  30. Joshua 1:9 - "Have I not commanded you? Be..."
  31. Proverbs 24:10 - "If you faint in the day..."
  32. Psalm 34:19 - "Many are the afflictions of the..."
  33. Genesis 50:20 - "As for you, you meant evil..."
  34. Psalm 27:1 - "The LORD is my light and..."
  35. Psalm 27:1 - "The LORD is my light and..."
  36. 1 Peter 5:7 - "casting all your anxieties on him,..."
  37. James 1:12 - "Blessed is the man who remains..."
  38. Proverbs 3:5-6 - "Trust in the LORD with all..."
  39. John 3:16-19 - ""For God so loved the world,..."
  40. Colossians 3:2 - "Set your minds on things that..."
  41. Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I..."

1. James 1:2-4

2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

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2. Romans 5:3-5

3 More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

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3. Romans 12:1-2

1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

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4. Philippians 4:12-13

12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

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5. Romans 8:17-18

17 and if children, then heirs--heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. 18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

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6. Romans 8:28

28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

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7. Galatians 6:9

9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

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8. 2 Corinthians 4:8

8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair;

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9. 1 Peter 5:8-9

8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.

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10. 1 Peter 5:10

10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

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11. John 14:27

27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

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12. Philippians 4:6-7

6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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13. John 16:33

33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world."

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14. Hebrews 4:14-15

14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.

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15. John 11:25-26

25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?"

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16. 1 Corinthians 10:13

13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

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17. 1 Corinthians 15:57

57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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18. Romans 12:21

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

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19. 1 John 5:4

4 For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith.

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20. Hebrews 12:1

1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

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21. John 1:5

5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

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22. 1 John 4:4

4 Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

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23. 1 Timothy 6:12

12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

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24. 1 John 1:9

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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25. Ephesians 2:8-9

8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

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26. Revelation 3:20

20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

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27. Psalm 23:4

4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

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28. Deuteronomy 10:12

12 "And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

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29. Isaiah 40:31

31 but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

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30. Joshua 1:9

9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."

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31. Proverbs 24:10

10 If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.

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32. Psalm 34:19

19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.

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33. Genesis 50:20

20 As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.

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34. Psalm 27:1

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

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35. Psalm 27:1

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

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36. 1 Peter 5:7

7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

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37. James 1:12

12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

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38. Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

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39. John 3:16-19

16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil.

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40. Colossians 3:2

2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

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41. Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 23:4
  2. Psalm 34:19
  3. Psalm 27:1
  4. Psalm 27:1
  5. Genesis 50:20
  6. Deuteronomy 10:12
  7. Joshua 1:9
  8. Proverbs 3:5-6
  9. Proverbs 24:10
  10. Isaiah 40:31
  11. Jeremiah 29:11
  12. John 1:5
  13. John 11:25-26
  14. John 14:27
  15. John 16:33
  16. 1 John 5:4
  17. 1 John 4:4
  18. 1 John 1:9
  19. John 3:16-19
  20. Romans 5:3-5
  21. Romans 8:17-18
  22. Romans 8:28
  23. Romans 12:1-2
  24. Romans 12:21
  25. 1 Corinthians 10:13
  26. 1 Corinthians 15:57
  27. 2 Corinthians 4:8
  28. Galatians 6:9
  29. Ephesians 2:8-9
  30. Philippians 4:12-13
  31. Philippians 4:6-7
  32. Colossians 3:2
  33. 1 Timothy 6:12
  34. Hebrews 4:14-15
  35. Hebrews 12:1
  36. James 1:2-4
  37. James 1:12
  38. 1 Peter 5:8-9
  39. 1 Peter 5:7
  40. 1 Peter 5:10
  41. Revelation 3:20

Psalm 23:4

4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

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Psalm 34:19

19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.

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Psalm 27:1

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

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Psalm 27:1

1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

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Genesis 50:20

20 As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.

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Deuteronomy 10:12

12 "And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

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Joshua 1:9

9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."

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Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

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Proverbs 24:10

10 If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.

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Isaiah 40:31

31 but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

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Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

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John 1:5

5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

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John 11:25-26

25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?"

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John 14:27

27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

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John 16:33

33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world."

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1 John 5:4

4 For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world--our faith.

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1 John 4:4

4 Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

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1 John 1:9

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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John 3:16-19

16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil.

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Romans 5:3-5

3 More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

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Romans 8:17-18

17 and if children, then heirs--heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. 18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

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Romans 8:28

28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

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Romans 12:1-2

1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

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Romans 12:21

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

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1 Corinthians 10:13

13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

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1 Corinthians 15:57

57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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2 Corinthians 4:8

8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair;

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Galatians 6:9

9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.

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Ephesians 2:8-9

8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

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Philippians 4:12-13

12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

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Philippians 4:6-7

6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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Colossians 3:2

2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

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1 Timothy 6:12

12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

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Hebrews 4:14-15

14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.

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Hebrews 12:1

1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,

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James 1:2-4

2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

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James 1:12

12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

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1 Peter 5:8-9

8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 9 Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.

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1 Peter 5:7

7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

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1 Peter 5:10

10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

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Revelation 3:20

20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.

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