But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and there shall no torment touch them.
 In the sight of the unwise they seemed to die: and their departure is taken for misery,
 And their going from us to be utter destruction: but they are in peace.
 For though they be punished in the sight of men, yet is their hope full of immortality.
 And having been a little chastised, they shall be greatly rewarded: for God proved them, and found them worthy for himself.
 As gold in the furnace hath he tried them, and received them as a burnt offering.
 And in the time of their visitation they shall shine, and run to and fro like sparks among the stubble.
 They shall judge the nations, and have dominion over the people, and their Lord shall reign for ever.
 The LORD is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: he hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness.
 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.
 Behold, their valiant ones shall cry without: the ambassadors of peace shall weep bitterly.
 The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man.
 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?
 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:
 But he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God.