And, when he was disposed to passover into Achaia, the brethren, encouraging him, wrote to the disciples to receive him; who, having come, helped much those who had believed through grace;
And Paul, abiding after this yet many days with the brethren, having taken leave of them, was sailing away to Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shaven his head in Cenchrea; for he had a vow.
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those believing in His name;
But Barnabas, taking him, brought him to the apostles, and narrated to them how he saw the Lord in the way, and that He spake to him; and how, in Damascus, he spake boldly in the name of Jesus.
But, when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose up against Paul, and brought him to the judgment-seat,
And it came to pass, while Apollos was in Corinth, that Paul, having passed through the upper districts, came to Ephesus, and found certain disciples;
through Whom we received grace and apostleship, for obedience of faith among all the nations for His name's sake;
I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the assembly which is in Cenchrea;
According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master-builder, I laid a foundation; and another builds thereon. But let each one take heed how he builds thereon;
But by God's grace I am what I am; and His grace which was bestowed upon me did not prove vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
And, when I arrive, whomsoever ye may approve, the same will I send with letters to carry your bounty to Jerusalem;
Not that we have lordship over your faith, but are helpers of your joy; for by faith ye have been standing.
Are we beginning again to commend ourselves? Or need we, as do some, commendatory letters to you, or from you?
For by grace ye have been saved through faith: and this, not of yourselves, it is the gift of God:
And, having become assured of this, I know that I shall abide, and continue with you all for your progress and joy in the faith,
but to you it was granted as a favor in behalf of Christ, not only to believe on Him, but in His behalf to suffer also;
having been buried with Him in your immersion, in which ye were also raised with Him through faith in the working of God, Who raised Him from the dead;
Aristarchus, my fellow-captive, salutes you, and Mark, the cousin of Barnabas, concerning whom ye received commandments (if he come to you, receive him),
But we ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, beloved by the Lord; because God, from the beginning, chose you to salvation, in sanctification of the Spirit and belief of truth;
But, when the kindness and the benevolence of God our Savior appeared,
Be not deceived, my beloved brethren.
elect according to the fore-knowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: grace to you, and peace be multiplied.
We ought, therefore, to welcome such persons, that we may become fellow-workers for the truth.