First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world.
For the report of your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, but I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil.
But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed,
I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus,
This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth.
One of them named Agabus stood up and began to indicate by the Spirit that there would certainly be a great famine all over the world. And this took place in the reign of Claudius.
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,
to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.
always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father;
I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,
having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith toward God has gone forth, so that we have no need to say anything.
Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.
you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.