For ye were both compassionate about my bonds, and ye accepted with joy the plundering of your possessions, knowing yourselves to have a superior and an enduring existence in the heavens.
for an inheritance imperishable, and undefiled, and unfading, reserved in heavens for you,
May the Lord grant mercy to the house of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chain.
Remember the prisoners as being in bondage together, those who are ill-treated as also yourselves being in the body.
Blessed are ye when they revile you, and persecute you, and say every evil word, being deceitful against you because of me.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the earth, where moth and rust deteriorates, and where thieves break through and steal,
Jesus said to him, If thou want to be perfect, go, sell the things being possessed by thee, and give to the poor, and thou will have treasure in heaven. And come, follow me.
but one thing is necessary, and Mary has chosen the good part, which will not be taken away from her.
Sell things possessed by you, and give charity. Make for yourselves purses not becoming old, a treasure unfailing in the heavens, where no thief approaches, nor moth corrupts.
Indeed therefore they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were considered worthy to be treated shamefully for the name of Jesus.
And the chief captain having come near, he seized him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains. And he inquired whoever he may be, and what it is he has been doing.
Because of this reason therefore I summoned you to see and to speak with me, for because of the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.
For we know that if the earthly house of our tent were destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made by hands, eternal in the heavens.
I therefore, the prisoner in Lord, call on you to walk worthily of the calling in which ye were called,
for which I am an ambassador in bondage, so that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
Just as it is right for me to think this about all of you, because I have you in my heart, both in my bonds and in the defense and confirmation of the good-news, you all being partners with me of the grace.
because of the hope being reserved for you in the heavens, which ye heard before in the word of the truth of the good-news
Think on the things above, not the things on the earth.
storing up for themselves a good foundation for that which is coming, so that they may take hold of the eternal life.
within which I suffer evil to the point of bonds as an evildoer, but the word of God is not bound.
Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me in that day, and not to me only, but also to all those who have loved his appearing.
But now they aspire for a superior one, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.