and we toil, laboring with our own hands; being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure;
not returning evil for evil, or reviling for reviling; but, on the contrary, blessing; because to this end ye were called, that ye might inherit a blessing.
and, because he was of the same trade, he abode with them, and they labored; for by occupation they were tent-makers.
"Happy are ye, when they shall reproach you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake.
But, if your enemy hungers, feed him; if he thirsts, give him drink; for, in doing this, you will heap coals of fire upon his head.
And Jesus said, "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do!" And, dividing His garments among them, they cast lots.
Remember the word which I spake to you, 'A servant is not greater than his lord.' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also.
And, kneeling down, he cried with a loud voice, "Lord, lay not this sin to them!" And, having said this, he fell asleep.
Ye yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities, and to those who were with me.
For ye remember, brethren, our labor and toil; working night and day, that we might not be burdensome to any of you, we preached to you the Gospel of God.
nor did we eat any one's bread, gratuitously: but, in labor and toil, working night and day, that we might not be burdensome to any of you;
For to this end we labor and strive, because we have set our hope on the living God, Who is Savior of all men, especially of believers.
Who, when reviled, reviled not again; when suffering, was not threatening, but committed Himself to Him Who judgeth righteously;
But, if ye should even suffer for righteousness sake, happy are ye. But fear not their fear, neither be troubled;
Beloved, be not surprised at the fiery-test taking place among you to prove you, as though a strange thing happened to you;
Wherefore, let those also who suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well-doing to a Faithful Creator.