But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
you speak well of
The disciple is not above [his] master, nor the servant above his lord.
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
For he that is not against us is on our part.
Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
you speak well of
The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.
And Jesus said unto him, Forbid [him] not: for he that is not against us is for us.
And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.
And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake [it,] and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup [is] the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
in the same manner
I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
When Jesus heard [that,] he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
he might be "glorified"
Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.
And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;
And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.
Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake.
Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
Now Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.
And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
they were traveling
they were considered befitting
to be disrespected
Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me.
For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.
Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
to handing over
Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.
Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them.
Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou art permitted to speak for thyself. Then Paul stretched forth the hand, and answered for himself:
he spoke up for himself
At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.
By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
it is expounded
For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
in the same manner
he intercedes on behalf
And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what [is] the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to [the will of] God.
What shall we then say to these things? If God [be] for us, who [can be] against us?
He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
he will hand over
Who [is] he that condemneth? [It is] Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.
For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:
displayed for public ridicule
Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:
Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
But if thy brother be grieved with [thy] meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises [made] unto the fathers:
to have be(come)
And that the Gentiles might glorify God for [his] mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.
it has been written
Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in [your] prayers to God for me;
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.
they placed under
Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
he was put on public display
And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and [to] Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think [of men] above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.
it has been written
Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it. ]
For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?
And when he had given thanks, he brake [it,] and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
That there should be no schism in the body; but [that] the members should have the same care one for another.
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?
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.
of working internally
we are near-called
For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:
Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift [bestowed] upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.
For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to [answer] them which glory in appearance, and not in heart.
For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
And [that] he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech [you] by us: we pray [you] in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
you be reconciled
For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
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
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.
of the wrong-doer
of the wronged
to be made conspicuous
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.
For to [their] power, I bear record, yea, and beyond [their] power [they were] willing of themselves;
But thanks [be] to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
Whether [any do enquire] of Titus, [he is] my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren [be enquired of, they are] the messengers of the churches, [and] the glory of Christ.
Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.
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
Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, ye may be ready:
And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.
For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very chiefest apostles.
Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I [am] more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.
Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities.
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 this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing.
For what is it wherein ye were inferior to other churches, except [it be] that I myself was not burdensome to you? forgive me this wrong.
And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.
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.
we speak up for ourselves
wholly in the eye
For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
I have been jointly put on public display
of handing over
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
Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
And hath put all [things] under his feet, and gave him [to be] the head over all [things] to the church,
For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,
Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
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
And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,