to which end I am toiling also, striving according to His working, which is working in me with power.
But by God's grace I am what I am; and His grace which was bestowed upon me did not prove vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
and what the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of the strength of His might,
For I wish you to know how great a conflict I am having for you, and those in Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in flesh;
Epaphras, who is from among you, salutes you, a servant of Christ Jesus, always striving in your behalf in his prayers, that ye may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.
And He said to them, "Strive to enter in through the narrow door; because many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able.
and, making it my aim so to proclaim the Gospel??ot where Christ was already named??hat I might not build upon another's foundation;
And I beseech you, brethren, by our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;
And every one who strives in the games exercises self restraint in all things; they, indeed, therefore, to receive a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.
And there are diversities of workings, but the same God, Who worketh all things in all.
But all these worketh the one and the same Spirit, distributing to each one, severally, even as He willeth.
Wherefore, we also make it our aim??hether being at home or being from home??o be well-pleasing to Him.
in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in toilings, in watchings, in fastings;
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 He hath said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you; for My power is made perfect in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, will I rather glory in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
since ye seek a proof of Christ's speaking in me, Who toward you is not weak, but is powerful in you;
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.
Now to Him Who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that is working in us,
Only demean yourselves in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ; that, whether coming and seeing you, or being absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye are standing fast in one spirit, with one soul striving together for the faith of the Gospel;
having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear of in me.
for it is God Who is working in you both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
holding forth the word of life, for an occasion of glorying to me at the day of Christ, that I ran not in vain, neither labored in vain.
For ye remember, brethren, our labor and toil; working night and day, that we might not be burdensome to any of you, we preached to you the Gospel of God.
nor did we eat any one's bread, gratuitously: but, in labor and toil, working night and day, that we might not be burdensome to any of you;
Therefore, I suffer all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
make you perfect in every good thing to do His will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to Whom be the glory forever. Amen.
and you have patience, and did bear for My name's sake, and have not grown weary.