For ye yourselves know, brethren, our entrance to you, that it was not in vain:
Song of ascensions to Solomon. If Jehovah shall not build the house, they building it, in it labored in vain. If Jehovah shall not watch the city, he watching, watched in vain.
And I said, I labored in vain, for emptiness; and I finish my strength vainly; surely my judgment is with Jehovah and my work with my God.
They shall not labor in vain, and they shall not bring forth for terror; for they the seed of the blessed of Jehovah, and their offspring with them.
Behold, is it not from Jehovah of armies, and the peoples shall labor in a sufficiency of fire, and the peoples shall be wearied in a sufficiency of emptiness?
By which also ye are saved, to which word I announced to you if ye hold, unless ye believed to no purpose.
And by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which in me was not vain; but I was more abundantly wearied than they all: and not I, but the grace of God which with me.
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, be stable, unmoved, abounding in the work of the Lord always, knowing that our fatigue is not in vain in the Lord.
And working together, we also beseech, lest also ye receive the grace of God in vain.
And I went up according to revelation, and placed before them the good news which I proclaim in the nations, but apart to them highly esteemed, lest I run in vain, or ran.
Holding on to the word of life; for boasting to me in the day of Christ, for I ran not in vain, nor was I wearied in vain.
Remembering your work of faith, and fatigue of love, and patience of hope of our Lord Jesus Christ, before God and our Father;
For this also we return thanks to God continually, that, having received the word of God from our report, ye received not the word of man, but as it is truly, the word of God, which is also energetic in you the believing.
For this I also, no more concealing, sent to know your faith, lest some way he tempting have tempted you, and our labor be in vain.
When he should come to be honoured in his holy ones, and to be admired in all the believing, (that our testimony among you was believed) in that day.
As to the rest, pray, brethren, for us, that the word of the Lord may run, and be honoured, as also with you: