But though the righteous be prevented with death, yet shall he be in rest.
 For honourable age is not that which standeth in length of time, nor that is measured by number of years.
 But wisdom is the gray hair unto men, and an unspotted life is old age.
 He pleased God, and was beloved of him: so that living among sinners he was translated.
 Yea speedily was he taken away, lest that wickedness should alter his understanding, or deceit beguile his soul.
 For the bewitching of naughtiness doth obscure things that are honest; and the wandering of concupiscence doth undermine the simple mind.
 He, being made perfect in a short time, fulfilled a long time:
 For his soul pleased the Lord: therefore hasted he to take him away from among the wicked.
 This the people saw, and understood it not, neither laid they up this in their minds, That his grace and mercy is with his saints, and that he hath respect unto his chosen.
 Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.
 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.
 I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold his righteousness.
 Then she that is mine enemy shall see it, and shame shall cover her which said unto me, Where is the LORD thy God? mine eyes shall behold her: now shall she be trodden down as the mire of the streets.
 And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:
 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.
 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
 And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.
 Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.
 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.