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For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
I bear them
2 Corinthians 8:3
For they have given to the utmost of their ability, as I can bear them witness, and beyond it,
What has become of that satisfaction of yours? For I can bear witness that you would have torn out your very eyes, if you could, and given them to me!
I can testify how anxious he is about you and the brothers in Laodicea and Hierapolis.
They will exclude you from their synagogues; why, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is doing religious service to God.
They praised God when they heard it, and they said to him, "You see, brother, how many thousand believers there are among the Jews, all of them zealous upholders of the Law.
"I am a Jew, and I was born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but was brought up here in this city, and thoroughly educated under the teaching of Gamaliel in the Law of our forefathers. I was zealous for God, just as all of you are today.
I once thought it my duty vigorously to oppose the cause of Jesus of Nazareth.
and how I surpassed many of my own age among my people in my devotion to Judaism, I was so fanatically devoted to what my forefathers had handed down.
These men are making much of you, but not with honorable intentions. They want to shut you out, so that you will have to make much of them.
as to my zeal, I was a persecutor of the church; and by the Law's standard of uprightness, no fault could be found with me.
For in their ignorance of God's way of uprightness and in the attempt to set up one of their own, they refused to conform to God's way of uprightness.
while Israel, straining after a law that should bring uprightness, did not come up to it.
2 Corinthians 4:4
In their case, the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep the light of the good news of the glorious Christ, the likeness of God, from dawning upon them.
And it is my prayer that your love may grow richer and richer in knowledge and perfect insight,
And he said, "I have obeyed all these commandments ever since I was a child."