My desire is, first of all, that you will make requests and prayers and give praise for all men;
But praise be to God that though you were the servants of sin, you have now given yourselves freely to that form of teaching under which you were placed;
And Abraham came near, and said, Will you let destruction come on the upright with the sinners?
And as for the man from a strange land, who is not of your people Israel; when he comes from a far country because of the glory of your name:
May God give us mercy and blessing, and let the light of his face be shining on us; (Selah.)
Praise to the glory of his noble name for ever; let all the earth be full of his glory. So be it, So be it.
Let this then be your prayer: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy.
Those times when men had no knowledge were overlooked by God; but now he gives orders to all men in every place to undergo a change of heart:
First of all, I give praise to my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because news of your faith has gone into all the world.
For I gave to you first of all what was handed down to me, how Christ underwent death for our sins, as it says in the Writings;
So that we made a request to Titus that, as he had made a start before, so he might make this grace complete in you.
For this reason it is my prayer that you may not become feeble because of my troubles for you, which are your glory.
Giving praise at all times for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to God, even the Father;
And the Lord give you increase of love in fullest measure to one another and to all men, even as our love to you;
It is right for us to give praise to God at all times for you, brothers, because of the great increase of your faith, and the wealth of your love for one another;
Whose desire is that all men may have salvation and come to the knowledge of what is true.
Now she who is truly a widow and without family puts her hope in God, giving herself to prayer day and night.
For it is not right for the Lord's servant to make trouble, but he is to be gentle to all, ready in teaching, putting up with wrong,
To say no evil of any man, not to be fighters, to give way to others, to be gentle in behaviour to all men.
And it is our desire that you may all keep the same high purpose in certain hope to the end: