8 but bringing forth thorns and briars, it is found worthless and nigh to a curse, whose end [is] to be burned.
9 But we are persuaded concerning you, beloved, better things, and connected with salvation, even if we speak thus.
10 For God [is] not unrighteous to forget your work, and the love which ye have shewn to his name, having ministered to the saints, and [still] ministering.
11 But we desire earnestly that each one of you shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end;
12 that ye be not sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience have been inheritors of the promises.