For it is, God, who energiseth within you, both the desiring and the energising, in behalf of his good pleasure.
Fit you, by every good work, for the doing of his will, doing within us, that which is well-pleasing, before him through Jesus Christ: to whom be the glory, unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Then arose the ancestral chiefs of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, - even every one whose spirit God had aroused, to go up to build the house of Yahweh, which was in Jerusalem;
And, distributions of energies, there are, and the same God - who energiseth all things in all.
But, by favour of God, I am what I am, and, his favour, which was unto me, hath not been made void, - but, much more abundantly than they all, have I toiled, albeit not, I, but the favour of God with me.
marking us out beforehand unto sonship, through Jesus Christ, for himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
but bow our heart unto himself, - to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his regulations, which he commanded our fathers.
And yet, who am, I, and who are my people, that we should be able to offer willingly like this? for, from thee, is the whole, and, out of thine own hand, have we given unto thee;
Also, upon Judah, came the hand of God, to give them one heart, - to keep the commandment of the king and the rulers, as the word of Yahweh.
In the first year of Cyrus, king of Persia, to fulfil the word of Yahweh from the mouth of Jeremiah, Yahweh aroused the spirit of Cyrus, king of Persia, and he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, moreover also in writing, saying:
Blessed be Yahweh, God of our fathers, - who hath put the like of this into the heart of the king, to beautify the house of Yahweh, which is in Jerusalem;
Let not my heart incline to a matter of wrong, that I should busy myself with practices in lawlessness, with men working iniquity, and let me not eat of their dainties.
Like channels of water, is the heart of a king, in the hand of Yahweh, - whithersoever he will, he turneth it.
O Yahweh, thou wilt ensure prosperity for us, - hor even all our works, hast thou wrought for us,
For, this, is the covenant which I will solemnize with the house of Israel after those days Declareth Yahweh, I will put my law within them, Yea, on their heart, will I write it, - So will I become their God, And they shall become my people.
Be not afraid, the dear little flock! for your Father delighteth to give you, the kingdom.
John answered, and said - A man can receive, nothing, except it have been given him out of heaven.
It is written in the prophets, - And they shall be, all, the instructed of God: Every one who hath heard of the Father, and learned, cometh unto me.
and he went on to say - For this cause, have I said unto you: No one, can come unto me, except it have been given him, of the Father.
And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number - they who believed - turned unto the Lord.
They, in fact, not being yet born, nor having practised anything good or bad, - in order that the purpose of God by way of election might stand, - not by works but by him that was calling,
Hence, then, it is nor of him that wisheth nor of him that runneth, but of the mercy-shewing God.
Not that, of our own selves, sufficient, are we, to reckon anything as of ourselves, but, our sufficiency, is of God; -
making known to us the sacred secret of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him, -
In whom also we were taken as an inheritance, according to the purpose of him who energiseth all things according to the counsel of his will,
But, God, being rich in mercy, by reason of the great love wherewith he loved us,
For, by his favour, have ye been saved, through means of faith, and this hath come to pass - not from you, of God, the free-gift!
Unto which end, we are also praying continually for you, that our God may count, you, worthy of your calling, and fulfil every good-pleasure of goodness and work of faith, with power, -
But, we, are bound to give thanks unto God continually concerning you, brethren beloved by the Lord, for that God chose you, from the beginning, unto salvation, in sanctification of spirit and belief of truth, -
Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to the peculiar purpose and favour - which was given to us in Christ Jesus before age-during times,
But, when, the graciousness and affection for man of our Saviour God, shone forth,
Be not deceived, my brethren beloved: -
Then the king said to me, Concerning what, is it, thou, wouldst make request? So I prayed unto the God of the heavens,
Thy people, will freely offer themselves, in the day of thine army, - in the splendours of holiness, out of the womb of the dawn, To thee, shall spring forth the dew of thy youth.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who, according to his great mercy, hath regenerated us unto a living hope, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from among the dead,