But I make nothing of the matter, nor do I hold my life precious to myself, so as to fully complete my course with joy, and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to solemnly testify the good-news of the grace of God.
And Paul answered, What are ye doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I fare ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.
testifying both to Jews and to Greeks repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus.
Because of this (having this ministry), in as much as we received mercy, we do not become discouraged.
Paul, an apostle (not from men, nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised him from the dead),
but in his own times he made known his word by preaching, which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior,
But the Lord said to him, Go, because this man is a chosen vessel to me, to bear my name before Gentiles and kings, and sons of Israel.
who, having arrived, and having seen the grace of God, rejoiced. And he encouraged all, with purpose of heart, to remain in the Lord.
Indeed therefore they remained a considerable time speaking boldly in the Lord--him testifying to the word of his grace, granting signs and wonders to occur by their hands.
And now brothers, I commit you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build up, and to give you an inheritance among all those who have been sanctified.
delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom I send thee,
being made righteous freely by his grace, through the redemption in Christ Jesus,
And the agent said to them, Fear not, for behold, I bring you good-news of great joy that will be to all the people,
I glorified thee on the earth. I finished the work which thou have given me that I should do.
Now to the man being employed, the wage is not reckoned according to grace, but according to obligation.
And the law entered so that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace was more abundant,
Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or restriction, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
And if it is by grace, it is no longer from works, otherwise grace becomes no longer grace. But if it is from works it is no longer grace, otherwise work is no longer work.
For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward, but if involuntarily, I have been entrusted with a commission.
Know ye not that those who run in an arena, indeed all run, but one receives the prize? So run that ye may seize it.
Therefore, my beloved brothers, become ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not empty in Lord.
restricted in everything, yet not confined, perplexed but not despairing,
Therefore we are not discouraged, but even if the outer man of us is perishing, yet the inner man is renewed day by day.
And we are confident, and are pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be at home near the Lord.
but in everything commending ourselves as helpers of God, in much perseverance, in afflictions, in necessities, in restrictions,
Great is my boldness toward you, great is my pride for you. I have been filled with encouragement. I over-abound with joy in all our affliction.
Therefore I am pleased in weaknesses, in injuries, in necessities, in persecutions, in restrictions, for the sake of Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
for appreciation of the glory of his grace, by which he blessed us in him who is beloved.
But God, being rich in mercy, through his great love that he loved us,
Therefore I ask that ye not become discouraged at my tribulations on your behalf, which is your glory.
according to my eager expectation and hope that I will be shamed in nothing. But with all boldness, now as always, Christ will also be magnified in my body, whether through life or through death.
Yet even if I am poured out a libation upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all.
Brothers, I reckon myself not to have seized, but one thing, indeed forgetting the things behind, and reaching forward to the things ahead,
I now rejoice in sufferings for you, and make complete in my flesh things lacking of the afflictions of the Christ for his body, which is the church.
But having suffered before and been mistreated in Philippi, as ye know, we were bold in our God to speak to you the good-news of God within much conflict.
for no man to be disturbed by these afflictions. For ye yourselves know that we are set for this.
Because of which reason I also suffer these things. But I am not ashamed, for I know him whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to preserve my consignment for that day.
persecutions, sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra. I endured such persecutions, and the Lord rescued me out of them all.
For I am already poured out a libation, and the time of my dissolution is imminent.
But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the sacred message might be brought to fullness, and all the Gentiles might hear. And I was rescued out of the mouth of the lion.
For the saving grace of God has appeared to all men,
But when the kindness and philanthropy of God our Savior appeared,
how will we escape, having neglected so great a salvation? Which first, having taken to be spoken by the Lord, was verified for us by those who heard;
For ye were both compassionate about my bonds, and ye accepted with joy the plundering of your possessions, knowing yourselves to have a superior and an enduring existence in the heavens.
Therefore we also, having so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, having put off every weight and cleverly entangling sin, let us run by perseverance the contest being set before us.
By Silvanus, the faithful brother to you, as I reckon, I wrote because of a few things, exhorting and testifying this to be the TRUE grace of God in which ye stand.
By this we know love, because that man laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.