For ye are taking knowledge of the favour of our Lord Jesus Christ, - how that, for your sakes, he became destitute - although he was, rich, in order that, ye, by his destitution, might be enriched.
Just as, the Son of Man, came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom instead of many.
Who, in form of God, subsisting, not, a thing to be seized, accounted the being equal with God,
And, the Word, became, flesh, and pitched his tent among us, and we gazed upon his glory, - a glory, as an Only-begotten from his Father. Full of favour and truth.
But God commendeth his own love unto us in that - we as yet being sinners, Christ in our behalf died.
as grieving, yet, ever, rejoicing, as destitute, yet making, many, rich, as holding, nothing, and yet firmly holding, all things.
Originally, was, the Word, and, the Word, was, with God; and, the Word, was, God.
Law, however, gained admission, in order that the fault might abound, but, where the sin abounded, the favour greatly superabounded:
He, at least, who his own Son did not spare, but in behalf of us all delivered him up, how shall he not also, with him, all things upon us in favour bestow?
The favour of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with you all.
Unto the praise of the glory of his favour wherewith he favoured us in the Beloved One, -
Unto me - the less than least of all saints, was given this favour, unto the nations, to announce the glad-message of the untraceable riches of the Christ,
and she gave birth to her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
Now, am I rejoicing in the sufferings on your behalf, and am filling up the things that lack of the tribulations of the Christ, in my flesh, in behalf of his body, which is the assembly,
At the end of these days, He hath spoken unto us in his Son, - whom he hath appointed heir of all things, through whom also he hath made the ages;
But, whensoever he again introduceth the first-begotten into the habitable earth, he saith - And let all God's messengers worship him!
Of old - the earth, thou didst found, And, the work of thy hands, are the heavens;
When he came up as a sapling before him. And as a root-sprout out of dry ground, He had neither beauty nor majesty, - When we beheld him, there was nothing to behold, that we should desire him;
For Zion's sake, will I not hold my peace, And for Jerusalem's sake, will I not rest, - Until her righteousness, go forth as brightness, And her salvation, as a torch that is lighted.
Thus, saith Yahweh - As, new wine, is found, in the cluster, And one saith, Do not destroy it, for a blessing is in it, So, will I do for the sake of ray servants, That I may not destroy the whole nation ;
And Jesus saith unto him: The foxes, have, dens, and, the birds of the heavens, nests, - but, the Son of Man, hath not where, his head he may recline.
But, that we may not cause them to stumble, go unto the sea, and cast in a hook, and, the first fish that cometh up, take, and, opening its mouth, thou shalt find a shekel, - that, take, and give to them for me and thee.
Is not, this, the carpenter? the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us? - and they were finding cause of stumbling in him.
and Joana, wife of Chuza steward of Herod, and Susanna, and many others, - who indeed were ministering unto them out of their possessions.
And Jesus said unto him - the foxes, have, dens, and, the birds of heaven, nests; but, the Son of Man, hath not where, his head, he may recline.
If therefore, in the unjust Riches ye proved unfaithful, the true, who, unto you, will entrust?
In the world, he was, and, the world, through him, came into existence, and, the world, knew him not.
Because, the law, through Moses, was given, favour and truth, through Jesus Christ, came into existence.
Jesus answered, and said - Not for my sake, hath this voice come, but, for your sake.
All things, whatsoever the Father hath, are, my own; therefore, said I - Of mine, shall he receive, and announce unto you.
And, on their behalf, I, hallow myself, that, they also, may have become hallowed in truth.
If, moreover, their fail, is the riches of a world, and their loss, the riches of nations, how much rather their fullness?
I give thanks unto my God, at all times, concerning you, by reason of the favour of God given unto you in Christ Jesus, -
So then, let, no one, be boasting in men; for, all things, are yours -
That he might point out, in the oncoming ages, the surpassing riches of his favour in graciousness upon us, in Christ Jesus;
To get to know, also, the knowledge-surpassing, love of the Christ, - in order that ye may be filled unto all the fulness of God:
Because, in him, were created all things in the heavens and upon the earth, the things seen and the things unseen, whether thrones or lordships or principalities or authorities, - they all, through him and for him, have been created,
To be doing good, to be rich in noble works, to be, generous in giving, ready for fellowship, -
Hearken! my brethren beloved: - Hath not, God, chosen the destitute in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
I counsel thee to buy of me, gold refined by fire, that thou mayest become rich, - and white raiment, that thou mayest array thyself, and, the shame of thy nakedness, may not be made manifest, - and eye-salve, to anoint thine eyes, that thou mayest see.