For ye remember, brothers, our labor and the hardship. For, laboring night and day in order not to burden any of you, we preached to you the good-news of God.
And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and was working, for they were of the tentmakers craft.
And being present with you, and when needy, I was a burden to no man. For the brothers who came from Macedonia, they supplied my need. And in everything I kept, and I will keep myself non-burdensome to you.
But the former governors who were before me charged the people, and took bread and wine from them, besides forty shekels of silver. Yes, even their servants bore rule over the people. But I did not so, because of the fear of God.
Now that which was prepared for one day was one ox and six choice sheep, also fowls were prepared for me, and once in ten days store of all sorts of wine. Yet for all this I did not demand the bread of the governor, because the bon
For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me. My moisture was changed [as] with the drought of summer. Selah.
O LORD, the God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee.
Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!
and this woman was a widow to eighty-four years), who did not depart from the temple, serving with fastings and supplications night and day.
And God, will he, no, not do the vengeance of his chosen who cry out to him day and night, and yet being patient toward them?
But I make nothing of the matter, nor do I hold my life precious to myself, so as to fully complete my course with joy, and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to solemnly testify the good-news of the grace of God.
Therefore watch ye, remembering that for three years, night and day, I did not cease warning each one with tears.
Ye yourselves know that these hands served my needs, and to those who were with me.
for me to be a minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, serving the good-news of God like a priest, so that the offering up of the Gentiles might become acceptable, being sanctified in Holy Spirit.
in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of a spirit of God, so that for me, from Jerusalem and all around as far as Illyricum, to fully preach the good-news of Christ.
And we toil, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure;
Or have only I and Barnabas no right not to be occupied earning a living?
But I have used none of these things, and I did not write these things so that it should be done to me this way. For it is good for me rather to die, than that any man should make my boasting empty.
What then is my reward? That, while preaching the good-news, I may make the good-news of the Christ without charge, in order not to make full use of my right in the good-news.
in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in hungerings,
For what is there which ye were inferior to the other congregations? Except that I myself was not burdensome to you? Forgive me this wrong.
because also in Thessalonica ye sent both once and again to my need.
remembering without ceasing your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope of our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father.
But having suffered before and been mistreated in Philippi, as ye know, we were bold in our God to speak to you the good-news of God within much conflict.
nor seeking glory from men, neither from you nor from others. While able to bear down as apostles of Christ,
praying night and day above extraordinary in order to see your face and to mend the deficiencies of your faith?
For ye yourselves know how it is necessary to imitate us. Because we did not act disorderly among you,
according to the good-news of the glory of the blessed God, of which I was entrusted.
For we both labor and are reproached for this, because we have hoped in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of the faithful.
But the real widow, and made alone, has hoped in God, and continues in entreaties and prayers night and day.
I have gratitude to God whom I serve from the forefathers in a pure conscience, as I have unceasing remembrance about thee in my supplications, night and day