But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;
To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
to being sanctified
But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and [then] to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.
And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on [us,] all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.
But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from [their] purpose; and commanded that they which could swim should cast [themselves] first [into the sea,] and get to land:
first and foremost
And the rest, some on boards, and some on [broken pieces] of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land.
And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid [them] on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand.
Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god.
Where we found brethren, and were desired to tarry with them seven days: and so we went toward Rome.
we were near-called
Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;
Even the righteousness of God [which is] by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.
to [him] believing
it is considered
[Cometh] this blessedness then upon the circumcision [only,] or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
he was considered
Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
to be accredited
By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
it became king
What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things [is] death.
Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?
For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected [the same] in hope,
Whose [are] the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ [came,] who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.
And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
he might make known
For he will finish the work, and cut [it] short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.
As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
it has been written
For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by [them that are] no people, [and] by a foolish nation I will anger you.
For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in [his] goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.
it has been written
And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.
Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation:
belonging to another
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.
I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
it has been written
Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
he builds upon
Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?
But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.
Defraud ye not one the other, except [it be] with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
you might come together
But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of [her] age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry.
to act improperly
The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.
For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)
And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?
Or saith he [it] altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, [this] is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.
For this cause ought the woman to have power on [her] head because of the angels.
When ye come together therefore into one place, [this] is not to eat the Lord's supper.
of coming together
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
it jointly rejoices
Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?
you express gratitude
If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in [those that are] unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?
it may come together
And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on [his] face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.
I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.
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.
we are near-called
But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:
Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you I came not as yet unto Corinth.
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.
And not as Moses, [which] put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:
But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which [vail] is done away in Christ.
But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.
For we that are in [this] tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
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.
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.
he was near-called
Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all.
we have been near-called
we were made joyful
For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which [I made] before Titus, is found a truth.
But this [I say,] He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
to lavish benefaction
to lavish benefaction
Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection into the gospel of Christ, and for [your] liberal distribution unto them, and unto all [men; ]
And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.
Thanks [be] unto God for his unspeakable gift.
But I beseech [you,] that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
[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.
of previously erroneous
This [is] the third [time] I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.
it will be substantiated
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
Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.
Now I say, [That] the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only [use] not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
And as many as walk according to this rule, peace [be] on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; [even] in him:
Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
to coming upon
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner [stone; ]
having been built upon
Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
One God and Father of all, who [is] above all, and through all, and in you all.
Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
you will be able
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;
Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
to public service
I jointly rejoice
For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.
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:
Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.