just as you also partially did understand us, that we are your reason to be proud as you also are ours, in the day of our Lord Jesus.
who will also confirm you to the end, blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
But if any has caused sorrow, he has caused sorrow not to me, but in some degree— in order not to say too much—to all of you.
We are not again commending ourselves to you but are giving you an occasion to be proud of us, so that you will have an answer for those who take pride in appearance and not in heart.
holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.
Therefore, my beloved brethren whom I long to see, my joy and crown, in this way stand firm in the Lord, my beloved.
For who is our hope or joy or crown of exultation? Is it not even you, in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming?
For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery—so that you will not be wise in your own estimation—that a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in;
So then let no one boast in men. For all things belong to you,
For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that divisions exist among you; and in part I believe it.
I affirm, brethren, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
for I know your readiness, of which I boast about you to the Macedonians, namely, that Achaia has been prepared since last year, and your zeal has stirred up most of them.
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ;
so that your proud confidence in me may abound in Christ Jesus through my coming to you again.
so that He may establish your hearts without blame in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints.
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.