Therefore, having this ministry, as we have had mercy shewn us, we faint not.
But concerning virgins, I have no commandment of the Lord; but I give my opinion, as having received mercy of the Lord to be faithful.
who has also made us competent, as ministers of the new covenant; not of letter, but of spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit quickens.
Wherefore we faint not; but if indeed our outward man is consumed, yet the inward is renewed day by day.
but let us not lose heart in doing good; for in due time, if we do not faint, we shall reap.
Wherefore I beseech you not to faint through my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
who before was a blasphemer and persecutor, and an insolent overbearing man: but mercy was shewn me because I did it ignorantly, in unbelief.
Having therefore such hope, we use much boldness:
and all things are of the God who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and given to us the ministry of that reconciliation:
of which I am become minister according to the gift of the grace of God given to me, according to the working of his power.
For consider well him who endured so great contradiction from sinners against himself, that ye be not weary, fainting in your minds.
who once were not a people, but now God's people; who were not enjoying mercy, but now have found mercy.