who, for my soul, laid down their own necks; to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the assemblies of the gentiles;
So the assemblies were being strengthened in the faith, and were increasing in number daily.
For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; for, peradventure, in behalf of a good man, some one even dares to die.
Only, as the Lord hath distributed to each one, as God hath called each one, so let him walk. And so I ordain in all the assemblies.
Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I directed the assemblies of Galatia, so also do ye.
because, for the work of Christ, he came near to death; imperiling his soul, that he might fill up your lack of ministry toward me.
For ye, brethren, became imitators of the assemblies of God, that are in Judaea in Christ Jesus; because ye suffered the same things from your own countrymen, as they also did from the Jews;
In this we have known the love, that He laid down His soul in our behalf; and we ought to lay down our souls in behalf of the brethren.