Great is my boldness toward you, great is my pride for you. I have been filled with encouragement. I over-abound with joy in all our affliction.
who encourages us in all our affliction, in order for us to be able to encourage those in every affliction, through the encouragement of which we ourselves are encouraged by God.
Yet even if I am poured out a libation upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.
I now rejoice in sufferings for you, and make complete in my flesh things lacking of the afflictions of the Christ for his body, which is the church.
Indeed therefore they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were considered worthy to be treated shamefully for the name of Jesus.
And not only so, but we also take pride in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance,
I thank my God always about you, for the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus,
as also ye did acknowledge us in part, because we are your boast, just as ye also are ours in the day of the Lord Jesus.
And thanks is to God who always causes us to triumph in the Christ, and who makes manifest the aroma of the knowledge of him in every place, through us.
as grieving, but always rejoicing; as poor, but making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
Nevertheless God, who encourages the lowly, encouraged us by the arrival of Titus.
Therefore show ye the proof of your love and our boast about you, for them in the face of the congregations.
For I know your willingness, which I boast about you to the Macedonians, that Achaia was prepared from a year ago. And your zeal provoked the majority.
Now I Paul myself entreat you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who indeed am lowly in presence among you, but am bold toward you when absent.
I speak as from shame, that we were so weak. Yet in whatever any man may be bold in foolishness, I say I too am bold.
and for me, so that utterance may be given to me in boldness in opening my mouth to make known the mystery of the good-news,
according to my eager expectation and hope that I will be shamed in nothing. But with all boldness, now as always, Christ will also be magnified in my body, whether through life or through death.
But having suffered before and been mistreated in Philippi, as ye know, we were bold in our God to speak to you the good-news of God within much conflict.
For what is our hope or joy or crown of boast? Or is it not even ye, before our Lord Jesus at his coming?
because of this, brothers, we were encouraged toward you in all our affliction and necessity through your faith.