But I make not my soul of any value as dear to myself, so that I may accomplish my course, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to fully testify the Gospel of the grace of God.
Then Paul answered, "What are ye doing, weeping and crushing my heart? For I am ready, not only to be bound, but to die at Jerusalem, for the name of the Lord Jesus."
fully testifying, both to Jews and Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus.
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 seasons manifested His word in a proclamation with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior;
But the Lord said to him, "Go your way; because this man is to Me a chosen vessel to bear My name before nations, and kings, and the sons of Israel;
who, having come, and having seen the grace of God, rejoiced, and was exhorting all that, with purpose of heart, they should cleave to the Lord;
A long time, therefore, they tarried there, speaking boldly in the Lord, Who testified to the word of His grace, by granting signs and wonders to be done through their hands.
"And now I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you the inheritance among all the sanctified.
delivering you from the people and the gentiles, to whom I send you,
being justified freely by His grace, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus;
And the angel said to them, "Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which, indeed, shall be to all the people;
Now to him that works the reward is not reckoned as of grace, but as of debt;
And the law entered, that the trespass might abound; but where sin abounded, grace did super-abound;
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or perils or sword?
But, if by grace, it is no longer of works; otherwise the grace becomes no longer grace. [But, if of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise, the work is no longer work.]
For, if I do this willingly, I have a reward; but, if unwillingly, I have been entrusted with a stewardship.
Know ye not that those running a race, all, indeed, run; but one receives the prize? So run; that ye may obtain.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, become steadfast, immovable, abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
being pressed on every side, yet not cooped up; perplexed, yet not despairing;
Wherefore, we faint not; but even if our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is being renewed day by day.
we are of good courage, I say, and are well pleased to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord.
but in everything commending ourselves as God's ministers, in much patience, in tribulations, in necessities, in distresses,
Great is my boldness toward you; great is my glorying on your behalf; I am filled with consolation; I overflow with joy in all our tribulation.
Wherefore, I take pleasure in weaknesses, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake; for when I am weak, then am I powerful.
to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He graciously bestowed on us in the Beloved;
but God, being rich in mercy, on account of His great love wherewith He loved us,
Wherefore, I ask that ye faint not at my tribulations in your behalf, which, indeed, is your glory.
according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I shall in nothing be put to shame, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether through life, or through death.
But even if I am offered as a libation upon the sacrifice and ministry of your faith, I rejoice, and I rejoice with you all;
Brethren, I do not account myself to have laid hold of it; but one thing I do, forgetting the things which are behind, and reaching forth to the things before.
Now I rejoice in my sufferings in your behalf, and fill up in turn the deficiencies of the tribulations of Christ in my flesh for the sake of His body, which is the assembly;
but, having suffered before, and having been shamefully treated, as ye know, in Philippi, we grew bold in our God to speak to you the Gospel of God in much conflict.
that no one should be shaken in these tribulations; for ye yourselves know that for this we are appointed.
For which cause I am suffering also these things; but I am not ashamed; for I know Whom I have believed, and have become persuaded that He is able to guard my deposit unto that day.
persecutions, sufferings; what manner of things happened to me in Antioch, in Iconium, in Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord delivered me.
For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure has arrived.
The Lord stood by me, and strengthened me, that through me the proclamation might be fully announced, and that all the gentiles might hear; and I was delivered out of the mouth of a lion.
For the salvation-imparting grace of God appeared to all men,
But, when the kindness and the benevolence of God our Savior appeared,
how shall we escape, having neglected so great salvation; which, indeed, having at first been spoken through the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard;
for ye both sympathized with those in bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your possessions; knowing that ye yourselves have a better possession and an abiding one.
Therefore, having so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us??aving thrown off every encumbrance and the easily besetting sin??et us run with patience the race lying before us;
Through Sylvanus, our faithful brother, as I consider him, I wrote to you briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God; within which stand ye.
In this we have known the love, that He laid down His soul in our behalf; and we ought to lay down our souls in behalf of the brethren.