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But I reckon my own life to be worth nothing to me; I only want to complete my mission and finish the work that the Lord Jesus gave me to do, which is to declare the Good News about the grace of God.
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But I fear none of these things, neither do I count my life more precious than myself, so that I may consummate my course and the ministry of the word which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
Acts 21:13 Then Paul answered and said: What do you mean, weeping and afflicting my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but to die also in Jerusalem, for the name of the Lord Jesus.
Romans 8:35-39 Who then shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation? Or distress? Or famine? Or nakedness? Or danger? Or persecution? Or the sword? . . .
1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast and unmoveable: always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
2 Corinthians 4:1,8,9,16-18 Therefore seeing we have this ministration, according as we have obtained mercy, we faint not. . . .
2 Corinthians 6:4-10 But in all things let us exhibit ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in tribulation, in necessities, in distresses, . . .
2 Corinthians 7:4 Great is my confidence for you: great is my glorying for you. I am filled with comfort: I exceedingly abound with joy in all our tribulation.
2 Corinthians 12:10 For which cause I please myself in my infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ. For when I am weak, then am I powerful.
Ephesians 3:13 Wherefore I pray you not to faint at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
1 Thessalonians 2:2 But having suffered many things before and been shamefully treated, (as you know) at Philippi, we had confidence in our God, to speak unto you the gospel of God in much carefulness.
1 Thessalonians 3:3 That no man should be moved in these tribulations: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.
2 Timothy 1:12 For which cause, I also suffer these things: but I am not ashamed. For I know whom I have believed and I am certain that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him, against that day.
2 Timothy 3:11 Persecutions, afflictions: such as came upon me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra: what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord delivered me.
2 Timothy 4:17 But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, that by me the preaching may be accomplished and that all the Gentiles may hear. And I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
Hebrews 10:34 For you both had compassion on them that were in bands and took with joy the being stripped of your own goods, knowing that you have a better and a lasting substance.
Hebrews 12:1-3 And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us: . . .
2 Corinthians 5:8 But we are confident and have a good will to be absent rather from the body and to be present with the Lord.
Philippians 1:20-23 According to my expectation and hope; that in nothing I shall be confounded: but with all confidence, as always, so now also, shall Christ be magnified in my body, whether it be by life or by death. . . .
Philippians 2:17 Yea, and if I be made a victim upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and congratulate with you all.
Colossians 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you and fill up those things that are wanting of the sufferings of Christ, in my flesh, for his body, which is the church:
1 John 3:16 In this we have known the charity of God, because he hath laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of the testimony: and they loved not their lives unto death.
John 17:4 I have glorified thee on the earth; I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Know you not that they that run in the race, all run indeed, but one receiveth the prize. So run that you may obtain. . . .
Philippians 3:13-15 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended. But one thing I do: Forgetting the things that are behind and stretching forth myself to those that are before, . . .
2 Timothy 4:6-8 For I am even now ready to be sacrificed: and the time of my dissolution is at hand. . . .
Acts 1:17 Who was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.
Acts 9:15 And the Lord said to him: Go thy way: for this man is to me a vessel of election, to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel.
Acts 22:21 And he said to me: Go, for unto the Gentiles afar off will I send thee.
Acts 26:17,18 Delivering thee from the people and from the nations unto which now I send thee: . . .
1 Corinthians 9:17,18 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation is committed to me. . . .
2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministration, according as we have obtained mercy, we faint not.
Galatians 1:1 Paul, an apostle, not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead:
Titus 1:3 But hath in due times manifested his word in preaching, which is committed to me according to the commandment of God our Saviour:
Acts 20:21 Testifying both to Jews and Gentiles penance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
John 15:27 And you shall give testimony, because you are with me from the beginning.
Hebrews 2:3,4 How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation? Which, having begun to be declared by the Lord, was confirmed unto us by them that heard him. . . .
Acts 14:3 A long time therefore they abode there, dealing confidently in the Lord, who gave testimony to the word of his grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
Luke 2:10,11 And the angel said to them: Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy that shall be to all the people: . . .
Romans 3:24-26 Being justified freely by his grace, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, . . .
Romans 4:4 Now to him that worketh, the reward is not reckoned according to grace but according to debt.
Romans 5:20,21 Now the law entered in that sin might abound. And where sin abounded, grace did more abound. . . .
Romans 11:6 And if by grace, it is not now by works: otherwise grace is no more grace.
Ephesians 1:6 Unto the praise of the glory of his grace, in which he hath graced us, in his beloved son.
Ephesians 2:4-10 But God (who is rich in mercy) for his exceeding charity wherewith he loved us . . .
Titus 2:11 For the grace of God our Saviour hath appeared to all men:
Titus 3:4-7 But when the goodness and kindness of God our Saviour appeared: . . .
1 Peter 5:12 By Sylvanus, a faithful brother unto you, as I think, I have written briefly: beseeching and testifying that this is the true grace of God, wherein you stand.
ContextPaul's Farewell to the Ephesians
…23Save that the Holy Ghost in every city witnesseth to me, saying: That bands and afflictions wait for me at Jerusalem. 24But I fear none of these things, neither do I count my life more precious than myself, so that I may consummate my course and the ministry of the word which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. 25And now behold, I know that all you, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.…
That he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torments.
Who was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.
Who, when he was come and had seen the grace of God, rejoiced. And he exhorted them all with purpose of heart to continue in the Lord.
And when John was fulfilling his course, he said: I am not he whom you think me to be. But behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.
And when there had been much disputing, Peter, rising up, said to them: Men, brethren, you know that in former days God made choice among us, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe.
And when Silas and Timothy were come from Macedonia, Paul was earnest in preaching, testifying to the Jews that Jesus is the Christ.
Testifying both to Jews and Gentiles penance towards God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Save that the Holy Ghost in every city witnesseth to me, saying: That bands and afflictions wait for me at Jerusalem.
And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, who is able to build up and to give an inheritance among all the sanctified.
Then Paul answered and said: What do you mean, weeping and afflicting my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but to die also in Jerusalem, for the name of the Lord Jesus.
(As it is written: For thy sake, we are put to death all the day long. We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.)
Because for the work of Christ he came to the point of death: delivering his life, that he might fulfil that which on your part was wanting towards my service.
2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought a good fight: I have finished my course: I have kept the faith.
And white robes were given to every one of them one; And it was said to them that they should rest for a little time till their fellow servants and their brethren, who are to be slain even as they, should be filled up.
Additional TranslationsBut I consider my life of no value to myself, if only I may finish my course and complete the ministry I have received from the Lord Jesus—the ministry of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
But I make my life neither dear nor any account to myself, so as to finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus: to testify fully the gospel of the grace of God.
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
But I hold not my life of any account as dear unto myself, so that I may accomplish my course, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
But I make no account of [my] life [as] dear to myself, so that I finish my course, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the glad tidings of the grace of God.
But I hold not my life of any account, as dear unto myself, so that I may accomplish my course, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I have received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
But even the sacrifice of my life I count as nothing, if only I may perfect my earthly course, and be faithful to the duty which the Lord Jesus has entrusted to me of proclaiming, as of supreme importance, the Good News of God's grace.
But these things don't count; nor do I hold my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to fully testify to the Good News of the grace of God.
but I make account of none of these, neither do I count my life precious to myself, so that I finish my course with joy, and the ministration that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify fully the good news of the grace of God.
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