serving the Lord with all humility, and with tears, and with trials which befell me in the plottings of the Jews;
and, having spent three months there, a plot being laid for him by the Jews, as he was about to sail into Syria, he determined to return through Macedonia.
Wherefore, watch, remembering that for three years, night and day, I ceased not to admonish every one with tears.
For out of much tribulation and anguish of heart I wrote to you, through many tears; not that ye should be made sorry, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly toward you.
For many are walking, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ.
If any one serve Me, let him follow Me; and where I am there will also My servant be. If anyone serve Me, him will My Father honor.
And, when many days were completed, the Jews took counsel together to kill him;
But the Jews urged on the devout and reputable women, and the principal men of the city, and stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and cast them out of their borders;
But, when a hostile movement was made, both of the gentiles and Jews with their rulers, to maltreat and stone them;
But the Jews, moved with jealousy, and taking to themselves certain evil men of the rabble, and gathering a multitude, were setting the city in an uproar; and, assaulting the house of Jason, they were seeking them to lead them, forth to the populace.
But, when the Jews from Thessalonica knew that also in Beraea the word of God was proclaimed by Paul, they came there also, stirring up and troubling the multitudes,
For God is my witness, Whom I serve in my spirit in the Gospel of His Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you always in my prayers,
For, I think, God did set forth us the apostles last, as doomed to death; because we became a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men.
For I am the least of the apostles, who am not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the assembly of God.
not that we are sufficient of ourselves to reckon anything as from ourselves, but our sufficiency is of God;
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the exceeding greatness may be of God, and not from ourselves;
For even when we came into Macedonia, our flesh had no relief; but we were in tribulation on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.
Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as beside myself) I am more; in labors more abundantly, in prisons more abundantly, in stripes above measure, in deaths often;
And, that I might not be exalted overmuch by the exceeding greatness of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, that I might not be exalted overmuch.
For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I seeking to please men? If still I were pleasing men, I should not be Christ's servant.
but ye know that through weakness of the flesh I proclaimed the Gospel to you formerly;
for they themselves report, concerning us, what manner of entrance we had to you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve a living and true God,
in which ye exult, though now, for a little while, if necessary, made sorrowful in manifold temptations;
Simon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ, to those who obtained an equally precious faith with us, in the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: