For our exhortation [was] not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:
For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God [is] witness:
For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.
For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they [have] of the Jews:
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?
For ye are our glory and joy.
That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.
For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.
For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God;
For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
For this is the will of God, [even] your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
of brotherly love
And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive [and] remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
they might escape
For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth [will let,] until he be taken out of the way.
it works internally
And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all [men] have not faith.
For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;
For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
we were relaying
For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.
going around in circles
For this [is] good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
it is sanctified
For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.
Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.
But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.
they [are to] learn
But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;
For some are already turned aside after Satan.
For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer [is] worthy of his reward.
For we brought nothing into [this] world, [and it is] certain we can carry nothing out.
we carry onto
to carry out of
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
of limitless potential
For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
[It is] a faithful saying: For if we be dead with [him,] we shall also live with [him: ]
we died together
we will live together
But shun profane [and] vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
you stand aloof
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all [men,] as theirs also was.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
they will endure
For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.
Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry.
Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.
he has resisted
For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:
For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, [and] hating one another.
But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
you stand aloof
When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.
For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.
For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest receive him for ever;
you might have from
But withal prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given unto you.
I will be restored
For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;
For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.
Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing [that is] not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.
For it became him, for whom [are] all things, and by whom [are] all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified [are] all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
For verily he took not on [him the nature of] angels; but he took on [him] the seed of Abraham.
For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
For this [man] was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.
he was considered befitting
For every house is builded by some [man;] but he that built all things [is] God.
For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
we might lay hold of
For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard [it. ]
For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
they will enter
of the things becoming
For he spake in a certain place of the seventh [day] on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God [did] from his.
For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as [we are, yet] without sin.
For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things [pertaining] to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:
For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which [be] the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
For every one that useth milk [is] unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
For [it is] impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
having been enlightened
those having become
For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:
of lavish welfare
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.
For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,
For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation [is] to them an end of all strife.
For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.
If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need [was there] that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?
she had been rendered law
For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
of being transformed
For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.
For [it is] evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
For he testifieth, Thou [art] a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.
of going before
For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope [did;] by the which we draw nigh unto God.
And inasmuch as not without an oath [he was made priest: ]
those having become
For such an high priest became us, [who is] holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.
priestly division managers