And as he was inclined to go into Achaia, the brethren wrote to the disciples exhorting them to receive him: who when he arrived, was very helpful to those who had believed through grace.
And after Paul had staid there yet a considerable time, he took leave of the brethren, and sailed from thence to Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila, after he had shaved his head at Cenchrea; for he had a vow.
But as many as received Him, to them granted He the privilege to become the children of God, even to them that believe on his name;
But Barnabas took and brought him to the apostles, and related to them, how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that He had spoken to him; and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.
But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews with one accord rose against Paul, and brought him to the seat of justice,
Now it came to pass while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul having passed through the upper parts of Asia came to Ephesus:
by whom we have received grace and apostleship to preach the obedience of faith for his name's sake, to all nations;
I recommend to you Phebe, our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea:
According to the grace of God given to me, as a wise architect I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon: but let every one see to it how he buildeth thereon.
But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his favor to me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all; yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.
And when I am with you, whomsoever ye shall approve, I will send, with your letters, to carry your bounty to Jerusalem.
not that we are lords over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.
Do we begin again to recommend ourselves? or do we need, as some do, recommendatory epistles to you, or letters of recommendation from you?
For by grace ye are saved, through faith: and this not of yourselves; it is the gift of God: not by works, that no one may boast:
And as I am confident of this, I know that I shall abide and shall continue with you all, for your improvement and the joy of your faith:
For to you it is granted as a favor from Christ, not only to believe on Him, but also to suffer for his sake:
being buried with Him in baptism, wherein also ye are raised together with Him, through faith in the power of God, who raised Him from the dead.
Aristarchus my fellow-prisoner saluteth you, and Marcus nephew to Barnabas, concerning whom ye have received orders; (if he come to you, receive him;) and Jesus who is called Justus:
But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord; because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of the truth:
But when the kindness and love of God our Saviour towards man appeared,
Be not therefore deceived, my beloved brethren: for every good gift,
Asia, and Bithynia, chosen according to the fore-knowledge of God, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience, and to the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ,---may grace and peace be multiplied unto you.
We ought therefore to receive such, that we may become fellow-laborers in the truth.