1 Peter 1:7-8
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
SECOND CORINTHIANS CHAPTER SEVEN
1 Because we have these promises, dear friends,
Let’s purify ourselves from everything
That spoils the body and the spirits; let’s
Perfect our holiness in fear of God.
2 Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have
Corrupted no man, we have conned no man.
3 I do not say this to condemn you: for
I’ve said before, that you are in our hearts
To die and live with you. My speech is bold
Toward you: 4 I have great confidence in you:
I’m satisfied with you, and I am quite
Joyful in all our troubles, 5 for, when we
Came into Macedonia, we had
No rest within our bodies, but we were
Troubled on every side; contentions on
The outside; fears within, 6 then God, who cheers
Those who are cast down, comforted us by
Titus’s coming; 7 and not only by
His coming, but by the support that you
Had given him, for he told us of your
Longing for me, your mourning, your intense
Concern toward me; so I rejoiced the more,
8 For if my letter caused you sorrow, I
Do not repent, although I did regret
It, for I see my letter hurt you, though
Just for a while. 9 Now I rejoice, not that
You were made sorry, but because your sorrow
Has led you to repentance: for you were
Made sorry as the Lord intended, so
That you weren’t harmed in any way by us.
10 For godly sorrow works repentance to
Salvation not to be repented of:
But worldly sorrow leads to death. 11 See what
This godly sorrow has produced in you:
What earnestness, what eagerness to clear
Yourselves, what indignation, what alarm,
What longing, what concern, what readiness
To clear it up! In everything you’ve proved
Your eagerness to make it right. 12 Therefore,
Although I wrote to you, it was not on
Account of him who did the wrong or of
The injured party, but instead that in
Front of the Lord you could see for yourselves
That our concern for you in God’s sight might
Appear to you; 13 so we were comforted
Within your comfort: yes, and all the more
Were we delighted when we saw how
Glad Titus was, because his spirit was
Refreshed by all of you, 14 for if I have
Boasted to him about you, I am not
Ashamed; but as we spoke all things to you
In truth, so is our boasting, which I made
In front of Titus, has been proven true.
15 His heart goes out to you when he recalls
The way you listened to him willingly
And welcomed him so anxiously, with fear
And trembling, 16 and so I rejoice: In you
I can have confidence in all you do.