For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
We are confident, [I say,] and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
And all things [are] of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing;] and I will receive you,
I will receive in
Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.
Therefore, as ye abound in every [thing, in] faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and [in] all diligence, and [in] your love to us, [see] that ye abound in this grace also.
you might abound
Now therefore perform the doing [of it;] that as [there was] a readiness to will, so [there may be] a performance also out of that which ye have.
For [I mean] not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:
For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal hath provoked very many.
to the Macedonians
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, [so let him give;] not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
[In] journeyings often, [in] perils of waters, [in] perils of robbers, [in] perils by [mine own] countrymen, [in] perils by the heathen, [in] perils in the city, [in] perils in the wilderness, [in] perils in the sea, [in] perils among false brethren;
to false brothers
For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but [now] I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me [to be,] or [that] he heareth of me.
he will accredit
For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.
he was put on public display
of limitless potential
of limitless potential
Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;)
Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
of having been now
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
displayed for public ridicule
But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called [me] by his grace,
For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.
We [who are] Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
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
This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, [doeth he it] by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.
And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, [saying,] In thee shall all nations be blessed.
they will subsequently be lavished with welfare
So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
they are lavished with welfare
For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
it has been written
to having been written
But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, [it is] evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
he is made just
And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that hangeth on a tree:
it has been written
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
[Is] the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster [to bring us] unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
we were made just
But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
it has been written
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 we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
we anticipate from
This persuasion [cometh] not of him that calleth you.
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set [him] at his own right hand in the heavenly [places, ]
he worked internally
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
to [he who is] able
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.
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds:
But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.
For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:
Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, [of] the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;
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:
For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
we anticipate from
All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar's household.
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated [us] into the kingdom of his dear Son:
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all [things] he might have the preeminence.
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
Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
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.
But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
And whatsoever ye do, do [it] heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is [one] of you. They shall make known unto you all things which [are done] here.
they will make known
And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the circumcision. These only [are my] fellow workers unto the kingdom of God, which have been a comfort unto me.
they have become
Epaphras, who is [one] of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church of the Laodiceans; and that ye likewise read the [epistle] from Laodicea.
And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, [even] Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
For our exhortation [was] not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:
Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor [yet] of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.
Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?
And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. [And] be at peace among yourselves.
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
Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and [of] a good conscience, and [of] faith unfeigned:
of relayed message
He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:
Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
And [that] they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
being caught alive
For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of [them] all the Lord delivered me.
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
For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:
One of themselves, [even] a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians [are] alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
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;
But to which of the angels said he at any times, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
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,
But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left [us] of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
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:
Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
having been listened to
Now consider how great this man [was,] unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:
having gone out
But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
those reckoned in a genealogy
he spoke well of
For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.
of being transformed
For [it is] evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.
they persevered in
So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
having been offered
to anticipating from
Now the just shall live by faith: but if [any man] draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.