For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for I am under compulsion; for woe is me if I do not preach the gospel.
I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish.
But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel;
But Jesus said to him, “ No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”
for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.”
but get up and enter the city, and it will be told you what you must do.”
Then I said, “ Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I live among a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.”
Now, gird up your loins and arise, and speak to them all which I command you. Do not be dismayed before them, or I will dismay you before them.
O Lord, You have deceived me and I was deceived; You have overcome me and prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all day long; Everyone mocks me.
But if I say, “I will not remember Him Or speak anymore in His name,” Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire Shut up in my bones; And I am weary of holding it in, And I cannot endure it.
A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken! Who can but prophesy?
But the Lord took me from following the flock and the Lord said to me, ‘Go prophesy to My people Israel.’
But get up and stand on your feet; for this purpose I have appeared to you, to appoint you a minister and a witness not only to the things which you have seen, but also to the things in which I will appear to you;
For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God.
Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God.
Say to Archippus, “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.”