To him that overcometh
will I grant to sit with me in my throne,
even as I also overcame,
and am set down with my Father
in his throne.…
Children’s children are the crown of old men;
and the glory of children are their fathers.
— Proverbs 17:6
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee;
and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee.
Art thou called being a servant? Care not for it:
but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.
For that which I do I allow not:
For what I would, that do I not;
But what I hate,