Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,
Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.
And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them.
Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment.
Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, spotless and blameless,
Jerusalem, that is built As a city that is compact together;
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity!
and I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me always, for their own good and for the good of their children after them.
And knowing their thoughts Jesus said to them, "Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and any city or house divided against itself will not stand.
"I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word;
Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart,
But some days later Felix arrived with Drusilla, his wife who was a Jewess, and sent for Paul and heard him speak about faith in Christ Jesus.
through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith among all the Gentiles for His name's sake,
For God, whom I serve in my spirit in the preaching of the gospel of His Son, is my witness as to how unceasingly I make mention of you,
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
But what does it say? "THE WORD IS NEAR YOU, IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART"--that is, the word of faith which we are preaching,
For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function,
to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, ministering as a priest the gospel of God, so that my offering of the Gentiles may become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
I know that when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ.
For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.
Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
Because of the proof given by this ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to your confession of the gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all,
Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ.
In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation--having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,
For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints,
being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion,
So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;
and I trust in the Lord that I myself also will be coming shortly.
For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ,
since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have for all the saints;
so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
just as you know how we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you as a father would his own children,
But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and has brought us good news of your faith and love, and that you always think kindly of us, longing to see us just as we also long to see you,
Finally then, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you excel still more.
according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted.
keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith.
not pilfering, but showing all good faith so that they will adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in every respect.
For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.
Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,
For I was very glad when brethren came and testified to your truth, that is, how you are walking in truth.