4:17 But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message 1 would be fully proclaimed 2 for all the Gentiles to hear. And so I was delivered from the lion’s mouth! 4:18 The Lord will deliver me from every evil deed and will bring me safely 3 into his heavenly kingdom. To him 4 be glory for ever and ever! 5 Amen.
1 tn Or “the preaching.”
2 tn Grk “might be completely fulfilled.”
3 tn Grk “save me.”
4 tn Grk “to whom.” Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation.
5 tn Grk “unto the ages of the ages,” an emphatic way of speaking about eternity in Greek.