For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there shall be earthquakes in divers places; there shall be famines: these things are the beginning of travail.
Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: but each shall receive his own reward according to his own labor.
If any man's work shall abide which he built thereon, he shall receive a reward.
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not vain in the Lord.
I am afraid of you, lest by any means I have bestowed labor upon you in vain.
But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were enlightened, ye endured a great conflict of sufferings;
Fear not the things which thou art about to suffer: behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee the crown of life.
Nevertheless that which ye have, hold fast till I come.
I come quickly: hold fast that which thou hast, that no one take thy crown.