"And when they had appointed him a day, where came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening."
"And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks."
"Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God."
"By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone."
"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.:
"For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience comfort of the scriptures might have hope."
"Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace."
II Thessalonians 2:16
"For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith."
"Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer."
"Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is."