And when he wanted to go across to Achaia, the brethren encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him; and when he had arrived, he greatly helped those who had believed through grace,
Paul, having remained many days longer, took leave of the brethren and put out to sea for Syria, and with him were Priscilla and Aquila. In Cenchrea he had his hair cut, for he was keeping a vow.
I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth.
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,
But Barnabas took hold of him and brought him to the apostles and described to them how he had seen the Lord on the road, and that He had talked to him, and how at Damascus he had spoken out boldly in the name of Jesus.
But while Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before the judgment seat,
It happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the upper country and came to Ephesus, and found some disciples.
through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for His name’s sake,
I commend to you our sister Phoebe, who is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea;
According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. But each man must be careful how he builds on it.
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.
When I arrive, whomever you may approve, I will send them with letters to carry your gift to Jerusalem;
Not that we lord it over your faith, but are workers with you for your joy; for in your faith you are standing firm.
Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or do we need, as some, letters of commendation to you or from you?
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;
Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy in the faith,
For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,
having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.
Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, sends you his greetings; and also Barnabas’s cousin Mark (about whom you received instructions; if he comes to you, welcome him);
But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.
But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared,
Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.
according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure.
Therefore we ought to support such men, so that we may be fellow workers with the truth.