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.
And in this I give judgment, for this is expedient for you who earlier began, from a year ago, not only the doing but also the intending.
I speak not from commandment, but because of the zeal of others, also examining the genuineness of your love.
But Gallio being proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord attacked Paul and brought him to the judgment seat,
Now I beseech you, brothers (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the first fruit of Achaia, and that they committed themselves to service for the sanctified),
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Timothy the brother, to the congregation of God that is at Corinth, with all the sanctified who are in the whole of Achaia.
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.
And not only so, but who was also chosen by the congregations, a traveling companion of us with this gift administered by us, for the glory of the same Lord and our willingness.
in order for you to become examples to all those who believe, in Macedonia and in Achaia.