For God created man to be immortal, and made him to be an image of his own eternity.
 Nevertheless through envy of the devil came death into the world: and they that do hold of his side do find it.
 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.
 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
 For I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.
 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;
 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.
 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.