From now on let no one cause trouble for me, for I bear on my body the brand-marks of Jesus.
For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ.
always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.
Joshua said, “Why have you troubled us? The Lord will trouble you this day.” And all Israel stoned them with stones; and they burned them with fire after they had stoned them with stones.
“This one will say, ‘I am the Lord’s’;
And that one will call on the name of Jacob;
And another will write on his hand, ‘Belonging to the Lord,’
And will name Israel’s name with honor.
“Since we have heard that some of our number to whom we gave no instruction have disturbed you with their words, unsettling your souls,
Are they servants of Christ?—I speak as if insane—I more so; in far more labors, in far more imprisonments, beaten times without number, often in danger of death.
which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.
But I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why am I still persecuted? Then the stumbling block of the cross has been abolished.
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions.
See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;