you also helping together on our behalf by your supplication; that, for the gift bestowed on us by means of many, thanks may be given by many persons on your behalf.
Pray for us, for we are persuaded that we have a good conscience, desiring to live honorably in all things.
on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in opening my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the Good News,
Now I beg you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ, and by the love of the Spirit, that you strive together with me in your prayers to God for me,
Receive him therefore in the Lord with all joy, and hold such in honor,
Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and in teaching.
and to respect and honor them in love for their work's sake. Be at peace among yourselves.
But let him who is taught in the word share all good things with him who teaches.
Moreover he commanded the people who lived in Jerusalem to give the portion of the priests and the Levites, that they might give themselves to the law of Yahweh.
What soldier ever serves at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard, and doesn't eat of its fruit? Or who feeds a flock, and doesn't drink from the flock's milk? Do I speak these things according to the ways of men? Or doesn't the law also say the same thing? For it is written in the law of Moses, "You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain." Is it for the oxen that God cares, read more.
or does he say it assuredly for our sake? Yes, it was written for our sake, because he who plows ought to plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should partake of his hope. If we sowed to you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we reap your fleshly things?
But as you abound in everything, in faith, utterance, knowledge, all earnestness, and in your love to us, see that you also abound in this grace.
But when Timothy came just now to us from you, and brought us glad news of your faith and love, and that you have good memories of us always, longing to see us, even as we also long to see you;
as also you acknowledged us in part, that we are your boasting, even as you also are ours, in the day of our Lord Jesus.
And I wrote this very thing to you, so that, when I came, I wouldn't have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy would be shared by all of you.
Brothers, be imitators together of me, and note those who walk this way, even as you have us for an example.
Be imitators of me, even as I also am of Christ.
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they watch on behalf of your souls, as those who will give account, that they may do this with joy, and not with groaning, for that would be unprofitable for you.
that you also be in subjection to such, and to everyone who helps in the work and labors.
That which was a temptation to you in my flesh, you didn't despise nor reject; but you received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.
So let a man think of us as Christ's servants, and stewards of God's mysteries.
Yes, I beg you also, true yokefellow, help these women, for they labored with me in the Good News, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.
Greet Urbanus, our fellow worker in Christ, and Stachys, my beloved.
Whoever listens to you listens to me, and whoever rejects you rejects me. Whoever rejects me rejects him who sent me."
Let no man despise your youth; but be an example to those who believe, in word, in your way of life, in love, in spirit, in faith, and in purity.
For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth; for he is the messenger of Yahweh of Armies.
All things therefore whatever they tell you to observe, observe and do, but don't do their works; for they say, and don't do.
Remember your leaders, men who spoke to you the word of God, and considering the results of their conduct, imitate their faith.