Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.
Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)
For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught [it,] but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called [me] by his grace,
Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with [me] also.
taking close along
And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:
they came and entered
they might purposefully make working class
Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.
he is made just
we were made just
he will be made just
For I through the law am dead to the law, that I might live unto God.
I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness [come] by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
For if the inheritance [be] of the law, [it is] no more of promise: but God gave [it] to Abraham by promise.
he has ameliorated
Wherefore then [serveth] the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; [and it was] ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
it has been avowed
For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first.
But he [who was] of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman [was] by promise.
he has been born
For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.
For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only [use] not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
it has been put on public display
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus:
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:
And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
he might reconcile
For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:
And to make all [men] see what [is] the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly [places] might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
it may have been made known
In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
to be firmly held
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
One God and Father of all, who [is] above all, and through all, and in you all.
From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:
Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord [is. ]
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
you might be able
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
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.
Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:
For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
According to my earnest expectation and [my] hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but [that] with all boldness, as always, [so] now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether [it be] by life, or by death.
he will be magnified
Nevertheless to abide in the flesh [is] more needful for you.
That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.
Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.
of public service
But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.
Yea doubtless, and I count all things [but] loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them [but] dung, that I may win Christ,
And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus [our] brother,
For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
you heard before
For this cause we also, since the day we heard [it,] do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
In whom we have redemption through his blood, [even] the forgiveness of sins:
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, [I say,] whether [they be] things in earth, or things in heaven.
In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
to stand allied
wholly in the eye
Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with [him] through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
of internal activeness
And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:
For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
to achieved fullness
For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received [it] not [as] the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
he works internally
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.
Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith:
we were near-called
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 if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. [And] be at peace among yourselves.
That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
you were taught
Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.
Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord [be] with you all.
Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.
But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.
reverence of God
Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
it is sanctified
Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
of the laying upon
Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,
Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.
of the laying upon
But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
being made conspicuous
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.
That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.
And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
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.
And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and [that] all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
he intrinsically enabled
it might be carried to fullness
This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.
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.