For I wish you to know how great contest I have for you, and them in Laodicea, and as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
For which also I am wearied, struggling according to his operation, working in me in power.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send to the seven churches which in Asia; to Ephesus, and to Smyrna, and to Pergamos, and to Thyatira, and to Sardis, and to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.
Epaphras, who of you, greets you, a servant of Christ, always contending for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfected and completed in all the will of God.
And Jacob will be left alone by himself, and a man will wrestle with him till the ascending of the morning.
In the belly he circumvented his brother, and by his strength he was a leader with God.
And being in a violent struggle, he prayed more intently: and his sweat was as clots of blood coming down upon the earth.
And now, behold, I know that all ye shall see my face no more, among whom I passed through, proclaiming the kingdom of God.
Grieving chiefly for the word which he spake, that they are about to see his face no more. And they sent him forward to the ship.
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill again the necessities of the pressures of Christ in my flesh for his body, which is the church.
For if also I am away in the flesh but in the Spirit am I with you, rejoicing and seeing your order, and the firmness of your faith in Christ.
Greet the brethren in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church in his house.
But also having suffered before, and having been injured, as ye know, among the Philippians, we acted freely in our God to speak to you the good news of God with much contest.
Who in the days of his flesh, both prayers and supplications to him able to save him from death, with strong crying and tears, having offered, and listened to by means of circumspection;
Whom not having seen, ye love; in whom, now not seeing, but believing, ye are transported with joy unalterable, and highly valued:
And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; Thus says the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
And Rachel will say, The wrestlings of God I wrestled with my sister; also I was able. And she will call his name Naphtali.