Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:
Grace [be] with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen. <[To [the] Ephesians written from Rome, by Tychicus.]>
Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and [that] he might comfort your hearts.
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all [men], especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you.
Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy,
For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;
Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.
Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love [which ye have] to all the saints,
We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, [my] dearly beloved.
(For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, [that they are] the enemies of the cross of Christ:
But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.
That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.
And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;
For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:
For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
But [it is] good to be zealously affected always in [a] good [thing], and not only when I am present with you.
They zealously affect you, [but] not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them.
2 Corinthians 11:2
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present [you as] a chaste virgin to Christ.
2 Corinthians 7:12
Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, [I did it] not for his cause that had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you.
2 Corinthians 7:7
And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.
2 Corinthians 7:4
Great [is] my boldness of speech toward you, great [is] my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.
2 Corinthians 7:3
I speak not [this] to condemn [you]: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with [you].
2 Corinthians 7:2
Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.
2 Corinthians 7:1
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
2 Corinthians 6:13
Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto [my] children,) be ye also enlarged.
2 Corinthians 12:14
Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
2 Corinthians 12:15
And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.
2 Corinthians 12:16
But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I caught you with guile.
Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if [it had been] possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me.
And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, [even] as Christ Jesus.
Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first.
Brethren, I beseech you, be as I [am]; for I [am] as ye [are]: ye have not injured me at all.
I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.
2 Corinthians 13:9
For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, [even] your perfection.
2 Corinthians 12:21
[And] lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and [that] I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.
2 Corinthians 12:20
For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and [that] I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest [there be] debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:
2 Corinthians 12:19
Again, think ye that we excuse ourselves unto you? we speak before God in Christ: but [we do] all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying.
2 Corinthians 6:6
By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,
Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, [and] to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels:
Yet for love's sake I rather beseech [thee], being such an one as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.
Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient,
2 Timothy 2:10
Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
2 Timothy 1:8
Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
2 Timothy 1:4
Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;
2 Timothy 1:3
I thank God, whom I serve from [my] forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;
1 Timothy 6:11
But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
1 Timothy 6:2
And they that have believing masters, let them not despise [them], because they are brethren; but rather do [them] service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
1 Timothy 5:10
Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.
Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved, specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in the Lord?
If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.
If he hath wronged thee, or oweth [thee] ought, put that on mine account;
And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words.
Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; [and] them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
For God [is] not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.
Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.
Having confidence in thy obedience I wrote unto thee, knowing that thou wilt also do more than I say.
Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord.
I Paul have written [it] with mine own hand, I will repay [it]: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides.
1 Timothy 5:9
Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,
1 Timothy 1:5
Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and [of] a good conscience, and [of] faith unfeigned:
2 Thessalonians 1:4
So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:
1 Thessalonians 2:12
That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
1 Thessalonians 2:11
As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father [doth] his children,
1 Thessalonians 2:8
So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.
1 Thessalonians 1:3
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, [who is] a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord:
For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and [for] them at Laodicea, and [for] as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
1 Thessalonians 2:17
But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.
1 Thessalonians 2:18
Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.
1 Thessalonians 2:19
For what [is] our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? [Are] not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
1 Thessalonians 5:14
Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all [men].
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
1 Thessalonians 5:8
But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
1 Thessalonians 3:12
And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all [men], even as we [do] toward you:
1 Thessalonians 3:10
Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?
1 Thessalonians 3:9
For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God;
1 Thessalonians 3:7
Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith:
1 Thessalonians 3:5
For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain.
Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
2 Corinthians 6:5
In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;
Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God,
That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.
And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.
Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I [am] pure from the blood of all [men].
And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave [them] to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
And went to [him], and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion [on him],
For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,
That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.
And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:
Let every one of us please [his] neighbour for [his] good to edification.
We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
[It is] good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor [any thing] whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
[Be] of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked [on him], and passed by on the other side.
And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
And Jesus answering said, A certain [man] went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded [him], and departed, leaving [him] half dead.
And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold [water] only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.
Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
Lest the LORD see [it], and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him.
Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth:
As the dew of Hermon, [and as the dew] that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, [even] life for evermore.
[It is] like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, [even] Aaron's beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;
Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.
And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me.
Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
When saw we thee a stranger, and took [thee] in? or naked, and clothed [thee]?
Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed [thee]? or thirsty, and gave [thee] drink?
And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.
2 Corinthians 6:4
But in all [things] approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
2 Corinthians 2:6
Sufficient to such a man [is] this punishment, which [was inflicted] of many.
2 Corinthians 2:5
But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.
2 Corinthians 2:4
For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears; not that ye should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.
2 Corinthians 2:3
And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is [the joy] of you all.
2 Corinthians 2:2
For if I make you sorry, who is he then that maketh me glad, but the same which is made sorry by me?
2 Corinthians 2:1
But I determined this with myself, that I would not come again to you in heaviness.
2 Corinthians 1:24
Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.
2 Corinthians 1:23
Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.
2 Corinthians 1:14
As also ye have acknowledged us in part, that we are your rejoicing, even as ye also [are] ours in the day of the Lord Jesus.
2 Corinthians 1:6
And whether we be afflicted, [it is] for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, [it is] for your consolation and salvation.
2 Corinthians 2:7
So that contrariwise ye [ought] rather to forgive [him], and comfort [him], lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
2 Corinthians 2:8
Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm [your] love toward him.
2 Corinthians 2:9
For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.
2 Corinthians 4:5
For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
2 Corinthians 3:2
Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:
2 Corinthians 2:17
For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
2 Corinthians 2:16
To the one [we are] the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who [is] sufficient for these things?
2 Corinthians 2:15
For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:
2 Corinthians 2:14
Now thanks [be] unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
2 Corinthians 2:13
I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.
2 Corinthians 2:12
Furthermore, when I came to Troas to [preach] Christ's gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,
2 Corinthians 2:11
Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.
2 Corinthians 2:10
To whom ye forgive any thing, I [forgive] also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave [it], for your sakes [forgave I it] in the person of Christ;
2 Corinthians 1:5
For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
2 Corinthians 1:4
Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
2 Corinthians 1:3
Blessed [be] God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
Salute Urbane, our helper in Christ, and Stachys my beloved.
Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellowprisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me.
Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us.
Likewise [greet] the church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.
Who have for my life laid down their own necks: unto whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.
Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:
That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also.
I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea:
That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.
Salute Apelles approved in Christ. Salute them which are of Aristobulus' [household].
Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the [household] of Narcissus, which are in the Lord.
Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which laboured much in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 4:15
For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet [have ye] not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.
1 Corinthians 4:14
I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn [you].
1 Corinthians 1:4
I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;
For your obedience is come abroad unto all [men]. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.
Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.
Salute Philologus, and Julia, Nereus, and his sister, and Olympas, and all the saints which are with them.
Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren which are with them.
Salute Rufus chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.
Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with your [company].