When 1 he came and saw the grace of God, he rejoiced and encouraged them all to remain true 2 to the Lord with devoted hearts, 3
yet he did not leave himself without a witness by doing good, 1 by giving you rain from heaven 2 and fruitful seasons, satisfying you 3 with food and your hearts with joy.” 4
but someone is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is of the heart 1 by the Spirit 2 and not by the written code. 3 This person’s 4 praise is not from people but from God.
But thanks be to God that though you were slaves to sin, you obeyed 1 from the heart that pattern 2 of teaching you were entrusted to,
And he 1 who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit 2 intercedes on behalf of the saints according to God’s will.
And because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, who calls 1 “Abba! 2 Father!”
They are darkened in their understanding, 1 being alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardness of their hearts.
Slaves, 1 obey your human masters 2 with fear and trembling, in the sincerity of your heart as to Christ,
I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know our circumstances 1 and that he may encourage your hearts.
And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds 1 in Christ Jesus.
Slaves, 1 obey your earthly 2 masters in every respect, not only when they are watching – like those who are strictly people-pleasers – but with a sincere heart, fearing the Lord.
I sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know how we are doing 1 and that he may encourage your hearts.
but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we declare it, not to please people but God, who examines our hearts.
Now may the Lord direct your hearts toward the love of God 1 and the endurance of Christ. 2
But keep away from youthful passions, and pursue righteousness, faithfulness, love, and peace, in company with others 1 who call on the Lord from a pure heart. 2
As it says, 1 “Oh, that today you would listen as he speaks! 2 Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.” 3
but the inner person 1 of the heart, the lasting beauty of a gentle and tranquil spirit, which is precious in God’s sight.
that 1 if our conscience condemns 2 us, that 3 God is greater than our conscience and knows all things.
After looking around 1 at them in anger, grieved by the hardness of their hearts, 2 he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. 3
Love 1 the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 2