1 Thessalonians 5:11
Why comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do.
Luther, at Wittenberg, discerning a very melancholy man, whom formerly he well knew, said unto him, "Ah! human creature, what doest thou? Hast thou nothing else in hand but to think on thy sins, on death, and on damnation? Turn thine eyes quickly away, and look hither to this man Christ, of whom it is written, 'He was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered, died, buried, the third day arose from the dead, and ascended up into heaven.' Wherefore dost thou think all this was done? Verily, it was that thou shouldst comfort thyself against death and sin; therefore, forbear, be not afraid, neither do thou faint, for truly thou hast no cause; for Christ suffered death for thee, and prevailed for thy comfort and defence, and for that cause He sitteth at the right hand of His Father to deliver thee. Therefore, whosoever thou art that art possessed with such heavy thoughts, know for certain that the same is a work and devising of the devil; for God hath sent His Son into the world, not to affright, but to comfort sinners. From hence these and the like sentences are often expressed in the Scriptures: 'Rejoice; be joyful in the Lord.' 'Be not afraid.' 'Be not discouraged.' 'Be of good comfort: I have overcome the world.'"
(Luther's Table Talk.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.