Therefore shall they receive a glorious kingdom, and a beautiful crown from the Lord’s hand: for with his right hand shall he cover them, and with his arm shall he protect them.
 He shall take to him his jealousy for complete armour, and make the creature his weapon for the revenge of his enemies.
 He shall put on righteousness as a breastplate, and true judgment instead of an helmet.
Lamentations 3:22-56 (selected verses)
 It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
 The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
 It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.
 He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him.
 He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope.
 He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him: he is filled full with reproach.
 For the Lord will not cast off for ever:
 But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.
 For he doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.
 To crush under his feet all the prisoners of the earth,
 To turn aside the right of a man before the face of the most High,
 To subvert a man in his cause, the Lord approveth not.
 Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?
 Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good?
 Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?
 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.
 Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.
 We have transgressed and have rebelled: thou hast not pardoned.
 Thou hast covered with anger, and persecuted us: thou hast slain, thou hast not pitied.
 Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, that our prayer should not pass through.
 Thou hast made us as the offscouring and refuse in the midst of the people.
 All our enemies have opened their mouths against us.
 Fear and a snare is come upon us, desolation and destruction.
 Mine eye runneth down with rivers of water for the destruction of the daughter of my people.
 Mine eye trickleth down, and ceaseth not, without any intermission,
 Till the LORD look down, and behold from heaven.
 Mine eye affecteth mine heart because of all the daughters of my city.
 Mine enemies chased me sore, like a bird, without cause.
 They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone upon me.
 Waters flowed over mine head; then I said, I am cut off.
 I called upon thy name, O LORD, out of the low dungeon.
 Thou hast heard my voice: hide not thine ear at my breathing, at my cry.
2 Timothy 3:10-15
 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.
 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;
 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.
 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.