So Jesus said to them again, “I tell you the solemn truth, 1 I am the door for the sheep. 2
If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.
For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.” 1
But get up, 1 go down, and accompany them without hesitation, 2 because I have sent them.”
You yourselves know that these hands of mine 1 provided for my needs and the needs of those who were with me.
Then Festus 1 replied that Paul was being kept at Caesarea, 2 and he himself intended to go there 3 shortly.
I will rescue 1 you from your own people 2 and from the Gentiles, to whom 3 I am sending you
For we know that the law is spiritual – but I am unspiritual, sold into slavery to sin. 1
But if I do what I don’t want, I agree that the law is good. 1
For I testify, they gave according to their means and beyond their means. They did so voluntarily, 1
But thanks be to God who put in the heart of Titus the same devotion 1 I have for you,
What I am saying with this boastful confidence 1 I do not say the way the Lord would. 2 Instead it is, as it were, foolishness.
It is necessary to go on boasting. 1 Though it is not profitable, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord.
For through the law I died to the law so that I may live to God.
See what big letters I make as I write to you with my own hand!
I always pray with joy in my every prayer for all of you
I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content in any circumstance.
But you do have this going for you: 1 You hate what the Nicolaitans 2 practice 3 – practices I also hate.
I will harden 1 Pharaoh’s heart, and he will chase after them. I will gain honor 2 because of Pharaoh and because of all his army, and the Egyptians will know 3 that I am the Lord.” So this is what they did. 4
So I have said to you: You yourselves will possess their land and I myself will give it to you for a possession, a land flowing with milk and honey. I am the Lord your God who has set you apart from the other peoples. 1