And I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and equity of Christ, who, in face truly low with you, but at a distance bold towards you:
Lift up my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am meek and humble in heart; and ye shall find rest to your souls.
(For truly the epistles, he says, weighty and strong; but the presence of the body weak, and the word counted as nothing.)
I Beseech you therefore, brethren, by the compassions of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing to God, your reasonable service.
Behold, I Paul say to you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; make a loud noise, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy king shall come to thee: just, and saving; he is humble and riding upon an ass, and upon an ass's colt the son of asses.
And in thy splendor prosper thou riding upon the word of truth and humility, of justice; and thy right hand shall teach thee wonderfully.
A broken reed he shall not break, and bedimmed flax shall he not quench it: he shall bring forth judgment to truth.
He shall not contend, nor cry; nor shall any hear his voice in the streets.
Say to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy king comes to thee, meek, and mounted upon an ass, and a colt, son of a beast of burthen.
And the passage of the writing which he read was this, As a sheep for slaughter was he brought; and as a lamb before him shearing it dumb, so he opened not his mouth:
And Esaias is very confident, and says, I was found of them not seeking me; I was manifested to them not asking for me.
And I wrote to you more boldly, brethren, from part as reminding you, by the grace given me by God,
We foolish for Christ, and ye wise in Christ; we weak, and ye strong; ye honourable, and we dishonoured
The greeting of Paul by my hand.
Therefore having such hope, we use much freedom of speech:
For Christ therefore are we ambassadors, as of God beseeching by us: we pray for the sake of Christ, be ye reconciled to God.
And working together, we also beseech, lest also ye receive the grace of God in vain.
Much freedom of speech to me toward you; to me much boasting over you: I am filled with consolation, I superabound in joy in all your pressure.
And I pray, being present, not to be bold with the confidence which I reckon to encounter against certain, reckoning us as walking about according to the flesh.
See ye things according to the face? If any has persuaded himself to be of Christ, let him reckon this again of himself, that, as he of Christ, so we also of Christ.
I speak according to dishonour, as that we were weak. And in what any dares, (I speak in rashness,) I dare also.
Of such a one will I boast: and of myself I will not boast, except in my weakness.
And lest I be lifted up by the eminence of Revelation, a thorn in the flesh was given me, a messenger of Satan, that he might cuff me, lest I be lifted up.
I have said before, and say beforehand, as being present the second; and being away now I write to them having sinned before, and to all the rest, that, if I should come again, I will not spare:
And ye know that through weakness of the flesh I announced the good news to you before.
Therefore I, the imprisoned in the Lord, beseech you to walk Worthy of the calling which ye were called,
The greeting of Paul with my hand, which is the sign in every epistle: so I write.
Dearly beloved, I beseech as sojourners and strangers, to keep off from fleshly passions, which war against the soul;
Who did no sin, nor was deceit found in his mouth:
I John, and your brother, and partaker in pressure, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, I was in the island called Patmos, for the sake of the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.