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. . . the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
For by it the elders obtained a good report.
By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthæ; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
Christian Science Quarterly™ Bible Lessons — Online Edition, Vol. 127, No. 26
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