But arise, and stand upon your feet; for I appeared to you for this end, to appoint you a minister and a witness both of the things in which you saw Me, and of the things in which I will appear to you;
And he said, 'The God of our fathers appointed you to know His will, and to see the Righteous One, and to hear a voice out of His mouth;
to take the place of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas fell away, that he might go to his own place."
But arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told you what you must do."
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;
Now there were in Antioch, in the assembly which was there, prophets and teachers; both Barnabas and Symeon who is called Niger, and Lucius the Cyrenean, and Manaen, the foster-brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
And the Lord said to Paul, through a vision by night, "Fear not, but speak, and be not silent;
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.
And, having saluted them, he narrated, one by one, each of the things God wrought among the gentiles through his ministry.
And I said, 'What shall I do, Lord?' And the Lord said to me, 'Arising, go into Damascus, and there it shall be told you concerning all things which have been arranged for you to do.'
And it came to pass when I returned to Jerusalem, and while I was praying in the temple, that I came to be in a trance;
And, on the following night, the Lord, standing by him, said, "Be of good courage; for, as you fully testified as to the things concerning Me at Jerusalem, so you must testify at Rome also."
For there stood by me this night an angel of the God Whose I am, and Whom I serve,
through Whom we received grace and apostleship, for obedience of faith among all the nations for His name's sake;
that I should be a minister of Jesus Christ to the gentiles, ministering the Gospel of God, that the offering up of the gentiles may become acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
But all things are of God, Who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and gave to us the ministry of reconciliation;
It is needful for me to glory, though, indeed, not profitable; but I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
for neither did I receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through revelation of Jesus Christ.
And I went up according to revelation, and laid before them the Gospel which I preach among the Gentiles; but privately to those of repute, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.
of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God which was given to me according to the working of His power.
even as ye learned from Epaphras, our beloved fellow-servant, who is for us a faithful minister of Christ,
if, at least, ye continue in the faith, founded and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the Gospel, which ye heard, which was preached in all creation under the heaven, of which I, Paul, was made a minister.
of which I was made a minister, according to the dispensation of God, which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God,
and sent Timothy, our brother and minister of God in the Gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to exhort you concerning your faith;
I have thanks for Him Who empowered me, Christ Jesus our Lord, because He accounted me faithful, putting me into His service,
Suggesting these things to the brethren, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished in the words of the faith and of the good teaching which you have strictly followed;