So, although I have quite a lot of confidence in Christ and could command you to do what is proper,
But remember the former days when you endured a harsh conflict of suffering after you were enlightened.
But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us,
For those who have served well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves 1 and great boldness in the faith that is in Christ Jesus. 2
Other 1 seeds fell on rocky ground 2 where they did not have much soil. They sprang up quickly because the soil was not deep. 3
Other seed fell on rocky ground 1 where it did not have much soil. It sprang up at once because the soil was not deep. 2
I 1 have had great joy and encouragement because 2 of your love, for the hearts 3 of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.
But Martha was distracted 1 with all the preparations she had to make, 2 so 3 she came up to him and said, “Lord, don’t you care 4 that my sister has left me to do all the work 5 alone? Tell 6 her to help me.”
Now 1 as we were going to the place of prayer, a slave girl met us who had a spirit that enabled her to foretell the future by supernatural means. 2 She 3 brought her owners 4 a great profit by fortune-telling. 5