Because of this (having this ministry), in as much as we received mercy, we do not become discouraged.
Now concerning the virgins I have no commandment of Lord, but I give an opinion, as having obtained mercy from Lord to be trustworthy.
who also made us qualified helpers of a new covenant, not of a document, but of a spirit, for the document kills but the spirit makes alive.
Therefore we are not discouraged, but even if the outer man of us is perishing, yet the inner man is renewed day by day.
Therefore I ask that ye not become discouraged at my tribulations on your behalf, which is your glory.
the man who was formerly blasphemous, and a persecutor, and an aggressor. But I obtained mercy because I did it being ignorant in unbelief.
Having therefore such a hope we use great boldness,
And all things are from God who reconciled us to himself through Jesus Christ, and who gave to us the ministry of reconciliation.
Of which I became a helper according to the gift of that grace of God, which was given to me according to the working of his power.
For consider the man who endured such hostility against him by sinners, so that ye may not be weary in your souls, being disheartened.
Men formerly not a people, but now are a people of God. Men who had not obtained mercy, but who now have obtained mercy.