As to the rest, pray, brethren, for us, that the word of the Lord may run, and be honoured, as also with you:
For from you sounded forth the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith towards God went out; so that we have no need to speak any thing.
I will worship to thy holy temple, and I will praise thy name for thy mercy and for thy truth: for thou didst magnify thy word over all thy name.
Implore therefore the Lord of the harvest, so that he might draw forth laborers into his harvest.
Then said he to them, Truly the harvest much, and the laborers few: implore therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest.
And the word of God increased: and the number of disciples was multiplied greatly in Jerusalem; and a great crowd of priests listened to the faith.
And the nations having rejoiced, honoured the word of the Lord: and they believed, as many as were drawn out for eternal life.
And I beseech you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ, and by love of the Spirit, to fight together with me in prayers for me to God;
And ye serving together for us in prayer, that of many faces, the favor to us by many thanks be returned by us.
And for me, that the word might be given me, in the opening of my mouth in freedom of speech, to make known the mystery of the good news,
Praying together also for us, that God would open to us a door of the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, by which also I was bound;
For our good news was not to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much complete certainty; as we know what we were among you for your sake.
For ye yourselves know, brethren, our entrance to you, that it was not in vain:
For this also we return thanks to God continually, that, having received the word of God from our report, ye received not the word of man, but as it is truly, the word of God, which is also energetic in you the believing.
Therefore as to the rest, brethren we ask you, and beseech in the Lord Jesus, as ye received from us how ye must walk and please God, that ye may more abound.
In which I suffer ill treatment, to bonds, as an evil doer; but the word of God has not been bound.
Pray for us: for we have trusted that we have a good consciousness, in all things wishing to be well occupied.