“I have spoken these things while staying 1 with you.
Dear friends, do not be astonished 1 that a trial by fire is occurring among you, 2 as though something strange were happening to you.
Remember, 1 I have told you ahead of time.
This will be a time for you to serve as witnesses. 1
But I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you!
For I have given you an example 1 – you should do just as I have done for you.
I am writing to you, 1 little children, that 2 your sins have been forgiven because of his 3 name.
“So 1 I tell you: Ask, 2 and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door 3 will be opened for you.
“I have told you these things in obscure figures of speech; 1 a time 2 is coming when I will no longer speak to you in obscure figures, but will tell you 3 plainly 4 about the Father.
But it is your custom that I release one prisoner 1 for you at the Passover. 2 So do you want me to release for you the king of the Jews?”
Look, your house is left to you desolate!
Be careful! I have told you everything ahead of time.
This 1 I command you – to love one another.
“I have told you all these things so that you will not fall away. 1
so that times of refreshing 1 may come from the presence of the Lord, 2 and so that he may send the Messiah 3 appointed 4 for you – that is, Jesus.
just as the testimony about Christ has been confirmed among you –
For if we are out of our minds, it is for God; if we are of sound mind, it is for you.
I rejoice because in everything I am fully confident in you.
So then, have I become your enemy by telling you the truth? 1
These things I have written to you about those who are trying to deceive you. 1