New Living Translation
We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.
King James Bible
Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
Darby Bible Translation
persecuted, but not abandoned; cast down, but not destroyed;
World English Bible
pursued, yet not forsaken; struck down, yet not destroyed;
Young's Literal Translation
persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
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LibraryMeditations of the Blessed State of a Regenerate Man in Heaven.
Here my meditation dazzles, and my pen falls out of my hand; the one being not able to conceive, nor the other to describe, that most excellent bliss, and eternal weight of glory (2 Cor. iv. 17; Rom. viii. 18)--whereof all the afflictions of this present life are not worthy--which all the elect shall with the blessed Trinity enjoy, from that time that they shall be received with Christ, as joint-heirs (Rom. viii. 17) into that everlasting kingdom of joy. Notwithstanding, we may take a scantling thereof. …
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety
Out of the Depths
Light of a Stone Most Precious
The Council of Nicæa.
Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand.
From my earliest youth my enemies have persecuted me, but they have never defeated me.
The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.
Do not gloat over me, my enemies! For though I fall, I will rise again. Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light.
Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty,
Do you remember what I told you? 'A slave is not greater than the master.' Since they persecuted me, naturally they will persecute you. And if they had listened to me, they would listen to you.
Can anything ever separate us from Christ's love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?
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