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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 I can testify that to the utmost of their power, and even beyond their power, they have of their own free will given help.
I ask you, then, what has become of your self-congratulations? For I bear you witness that had it been possible you would have torn out your own eyes and have given them to me.
For I can bear witness to the deep interest he takes in you and in the brethren at Laodicea and in those at Hierapolis.
You will be excluded from the synagogues; nay more, the time is coming when any one who has murdered one of you will suppose he is offering service to God.
And they, when they had heard his statement, gave the glory to God. Then they said, "You see, brother, how many tens of thousands of Jews there are among those who have accepted the faith, and they are all zealous upholders of the Law.
"I am a Jew, born at Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city. I was carefully trained at the feet of Gamaliel in the Law of our forefathers, and, like all of you to-day, was zealous for God.
"I myself, however, thought it a duty to do many things in hostility to the name of Jesus, the Nazarene.
and how in devotion to Judaism I outstripped many men of my own age among my people, being far more zealous than they on behalf of the traditions of my forefathers.
These men pay court to you, but not with honourable motives. They want to exclude you, so that you may pay court to them.
as to zeal, a persecutor of the Church; as to the righteousness which comes through Law, blameless.
Ignorant of the righteousness which God provides and building their hopes upon a righteousness of their own, they have refused submission to God's righteousness.
while the descendants of Israel, who were in pursuit of a Law that could give righteousness, have not arrived at one.
2 Corinthians 4:4
in whom the god of this present age has blinded their unbelieving minds so as to shut out the sunshine of the Good News of the glory of the Christ, who is the image of God.
And it is my prayer that your love may be more and more accompanied by clear knowledge and keen perception, for testing things that differ,
"All of those," he replied, "I have kept from my youth."