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.
 Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me.
 Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
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.
 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.