And when he wished to go over into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to give him welcome; and when he was come, he gave much aid to those who had believed through grace.
And Paul, having stayed many days longer, took leave of the brethren, and sailed thence to Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila, after he had shaved his head in Cenchreae, for he had a vow.
But as many as received him, to them he gave power to become children of God,to those who believed in his name;
But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and related to them how he had seen the Lord on the road, and that he had spoken to him, and hew he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.
And when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews rose up with one accord against Paul, and brought him before the judgmentseat,
And it came to pass, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper districts, came to Ephesus. And finding certain disciples,
through whom we received grace and the office of an apostle in behalf of his name, in order to produce obedience to the faith among all nations;
I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a deaconess of the church at Cenchreae;
According to the grace of God bestowed on me, I, as a skilful masterbuilder, have laid the foundation; and another buildeth thereon; but let every one take heed, how he buildeth thereon.
But by the grace of God I am what I am; and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain, but I labored more abundantly than they all; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
And when I am with you, I will send with letters whomever you may approve to carry your bounty to Jerusalem;
not that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy. For in respect to faith ye stand firm.
Are we beginning again to recommend ourselves? Or do we need, like some others, letters of recommendation to you, or letters of recommendation from you?
For by grace ye have been saved, through faith; and this is not of yourselves; it is the gift of God;
And being persuaded of this, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your advancement and joy in your faith,
for to you it was given in behalf of Christ, not only to believe in him, but in his behalf to suffer also;
having been buried with him in your baptism; in which also ye were raised to life with him through faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead;
Aristarchus, my fellowprisoner, saluteth you, and Mark, the cousin of Barnabas, concerning whom ye received directions (if he come to you, receive him),
But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, that God chose you from the beginning to salvation in sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of the truth;
But when the kindness and love for men of God our Saviour appeared,
Do not err, my beloved brethren.
chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace and peace be multiplied to you.
We therefore ought to sustain such persons, that we may be fellowworkers for the truth.