For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, the one who was proclaimed among you by us – by me and Silvanus 1 and Timothy – was not “Yes” and “No,” but it has always been “Yes” in him.
The former proclaim Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely, because they think they can cause trouble for me in my imprisonment. 1
“‘These are the appointed times of the Lord that you must proclaim as holy assemblies to present a gift to the Lord – burnt offering, grain offering, sacrifice, and drink offerings, 1 each day according to its regulation, 2
and that they should make a proclamation and disseminate this message 1 in all their cities and in Jerusalem: 2 “Go to the hill country and bring back olive branches and branches of wild olive trees, myrtle trees, date palms, and other leafy trees to construct temporary shelters, as it is written.”
The spirit of the sovereign Lord is upon me, because the Lord has chosen 1 me. 2 He has commissioned 3 me to encourage 4 the poor, to help 5 the brokenhearted, to decree the release of captives, and the freeing of prisoners,
Moses instructed them to take 1 his message 2 throughout the camp, saying, “Let no man or woman do any more work for the offering for the sanctuary.” So the people were restrained from bringing any more. 3
“‘On this very day you must proclaim an assembly; it is to be a holy assembly for you. 1 You must not do any regular work. This is a perpetual statute in all the places where you live throughout your generations. 2
This is the nature of the cancellation: Every creditor must remit what he has loaned to another person; 1 he must not force payment from his fellow Israelite, 2 for it is to be recognized as “the Lord’s cancellation of debts.”
Moreover, 1 the Lord says, “Sing for joy for the descendants of Jacob. Utter glad shouts for that foremost of the nations. 2 Make your praises heard. 3 Then say, ‘Lord, rescue your people. Deliver those of Israel who remain alive.’ 4
For you recall, brothers and sisters, 1 our toil and drudgery: By working night and day so as not to impose a burden on any of you, we preached to you the gospel of God.
And we all agree, 1 our religion contains amazing revelation: 2 He 3 was revealed in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, 4 seen by angels, proclaimed among Gentiles, believed on in the world, taken up in glory.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may proclaim the virtues 1 of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
For if someone comes and proclaims 1 another Jesus different from the one we proclaimed, 2 or if you receive a different spirit than the one you received, 3 or a different gospel than the one you accepted, 4 you put up with it well enough! 5
Is your loyal love proclaimed in the grave, or your faithfulness in the place of the dead? 1
So they proclaim that the Lord, my protector, is just and never unfair. 1
Her nobles will have nothing left to call a kingdom and all her officials will disappear. 1