According to my earnest expectation and hope, that I shall be put to shame in nothing; but that with all freedom of speech, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death.
and ye are not your own, for ye are bought with a price. Glorify God therefore in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
and experience hope, and this hope maketh us not ashamed; because the love of God is diffused in our hearts by the holy Spirit that is given to us.
For the earnest expectation of the world is waiting for the revelation of the sons of God:
But if any suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God herein.
Now is my soul troubled, and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I to this hour.
This He said, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when He had said this, He saith unto him, Follow me.
But none of these things move me, nor do I account my life dear, so that I may finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
But Paul answered, What do ye mean, weeping and breaking my heart? for I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.
Neither yield your bodies as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but present yourselves to God as alive from the dead, and your bodies as instruments of righteousness to God.
I speak after the manner of men, because of the infirmity of your flesh: as ye have yielded your bodies servants to impurity and iniquity to work iniquity; so now present your bodies servants to righteousness, unto holiness.
as it is written, "Behold I lay in Sion a stone of stumbling and a rock of offence:" and again, "Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed."
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, and well-pleasing to God, as your rational service.
For none of us liveth to himself, and no one dieth to himself:
There is a difference also between a wife and a virgin: she, that is unmarried, careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and spirit; but she, that is married, is in care about the things of the world, and how she may please her husband.
I protest by your rejoicing, which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, that I am even dying daily.
But thanks be to God, who always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and spreadeth the odor of his knowledge by us in every place.
cast down, but not destroyed; always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be manifested in our body.
And He died for all, that those who live might no longer live to themselves, but to Him who died for them and rose again.
and because if I boasted of any thing to him concerning you, I was not ashamed; but as we have spoken all things to you in truth, so likewise our boasting of you to Titus was truth.
For though I should boast yet more of our authority, (which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction) I should not be ashamed:
and for me particularly, that utterance may be given me, that I may open my mouth with freedom, to make known the mystery of the gospel:
for I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ, which is much preferable:
But if I be even poured forth as a libation on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and congratulate with you all.
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up what is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh, for the sake of his body, which is the church.
And may the God of peace Himself sanctify you wholly: and grant that your whole frame, spirit, soul, and body may be kept blameless to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
For I am now going to be sacrificed, and the time of my dissolution is near.
Wherefore I will not neglect to put you always in mind of these things, though ye know them, and are established in the present truth.