Hillary Clinton quotes Scripture in her concession speech

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Hillary Clinton quotes Scripture in her concession speech

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Hillary Clinton, accompanied by former President Bill Clinton, right, pauses while speaking to staff and supporters at the New Yorker Hotel in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, where she conceded her defeat to Republican Donald Trump after the hard-fought presidential election. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hillary Clinton quoted Scripture in her concession speech Wednesday, urging her supporters to heed the words of the Apostle Paul, and keep up the work she and her campaign championed.

The verse, Galatians 6:9, warns Christians not to grow weary of doing good works.

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

The exhortation comes from Paul’s letter to the Galatians, found in the New Testament of the Bible. Paul is found propping up the early believers, encouraging them not to be overwhelmed with the rigors of a Christian life, according to gotquestions.org.  

The Galatians were Paul’s converts, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. They are “most likely among the descendants of Celts who had invaded western and central Asia Minor in the third century B.C. and had settled in the territory around Ancyra (modern Ankara, Turkey),” the CCB website says.

The letter was likely written in AD 54 or 55.

The reassurance in the letter comes after Paul first warns the Galatians of things they should avoid.

“… Now by the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these.

“I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

“And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires,” the passages leading up to 6:9 reads.

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