Carry one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
I was glad about the arrival of Stephanus, Fortunatus, and Achaicus because they have supplied the fellowship with you that I lacked. 1
since it was because of the work of Christ that he almost died. He risked his life so that he could make up for your inability to serve me. 1
because they hinder us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. Thus they constantly fill up their measure of sins, 1 but wrath 2 has come upon them completely. 3
And concerning them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says: ‘You will listen carefully 1 yet will never understand, you will look closely 2 yet will never comprehend.
Otherwise, if you are praising God with your spirit, how can someone without the gift 1 say “Amen” to your thanksgiving, since he does not know what you are saying?