Through which also ye are being saved, - if ye hold fast, with what discourse, I announced the joyful message unto you; unless indeed, in vain, ye believed.
For I am not ashamed of the joyful message; for it is God's power unto salvation, to every one that believeth, both to Jew firstand to Greek;
For, the discourse which concerneth the cross, unto them, indeed, who are perishing, is, foolishness; but, unto them who are being saved - unto us, it is, God's power.
But, Christ, as, a Son, over his house, - whose house are, we, - if, the freedom of speech and boast of the hope, throughout, firm,we hold fast.
For, partners of the Christ, have we become, - if, at least, the beginning of the confidence, throughout, firm, we hold fast:
They believed therefore in his words, They sang his praise.
My son, mine instruction, do not thou forget, and, my commandment, let thy heart observe;
Observe thou, my son, the commandment of thy father, and do not decline from the instruction of thy mother:
And, those upon the rock, are they who, as soon as they hear, with joy, welcome the word; and, these, not having, root, are they who, for a season, believe, - and, in a season of testing, draw back.
Jesus was saying, therefore, unto the Jews who had believed on him - If, ye, abide in my word, of a truth, my disciples, ye are;
Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And, the Lord, was adding them who were being saved, daily, together.
And, Simon himself also, believed; and, having been immersed, was in constant attendance on Philip, - and, beholding signs and great works of power coming to pass, was astonished.
See, then, the kindness and the severity of God: upon them who have fallen, severity, - but, upon thee, the kindness of God, if thou abide still in the kindness, - otherwise, thou also, shalt he cut out;
For, seeing that, in the wisdom of God, the world, through its wisdom, did not get to knew God, God was well-pleased - through the foolishness of the thing proclaimed, to save them that believe.
Whether therefore, I, or, they, thus do we proclaim, and, thus did ye believe.
And, if Christ, hath not been raised, void, after all, is our proclamation, void also, our faith, -
That, of Christ, a grateful odour, are we, unto God, - in them who are being saved, and in them who are being lost:
As co-workers, however, we also beseech, that, not in vain, the favour of God, ye welcome;
For, by his favour, have ye been saved, through means of faith, and this hath come to pass - not from you, of God, the free-gift!
If, at least, ye are abiding still in the faith, founded and firm, and not to be moved away from the hope of the glad-message which ye have heard, which hath been proclaimed in all creation which is under heaven, - of which, I Paul, have become minister.
Hence, then, brethren, stand firm, and hold fast the instructions which ye were taught - whether through discourse, or through our letter.
Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to the peculiar purpose and favour - which was given to us in Christ Jesus before age-during times,
For this cause, it behoveth us, with unwonted firmness, to be holding fast unto the things that have been heard, lest, at any time, we drift away.
Having then a great high-priest who hath passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast the confession;
Let us hold fast the confession of the hope without wavering, - for, faithful, is he that hath promised;
What profit, my brethren, - if one should be saying he hath, faith, but hath not, works; can his faith save him?
So, also, faith, if it have not works, is dead, by itself.
Just as, the body, apart from spirit, is dead, so, our faith also, apart from works, is dead.