"For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose of God.
how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you publicly and from house to house,
But the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected God's purpose for themselves, not having been baptized by John.
this Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death.
which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.
also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will,
but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who examines our hearts.
Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous ones; And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.
Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, 'My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure';
"But if they had stood in My council, Then they would have announced My words to My people, And would have turned them back from their evil way And from the evil of their deeds.
teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
"No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.
"For David, after he had served the purpose of God in his own generation, fell asleep, and was laid among his fathers and underwent decay;
"In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'"
"So, having obtained help from God, I stand to this day testifying both to small and great, stating nothing but what the Prophets and Moses said was going to take place;
For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread;
but we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in craftiness or adulterating the word of God, but by the manifestation of truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
So have I become your enemy by telling you the truth?