My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,
 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.
 Do this now, my son, deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.
 Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.
 Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.
 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.
 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake.
 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:
 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.
 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
 In your patience possess ye your souls.