and whatever you may ask in my name, I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son;
if you ask anything in my name I will doit.
24 have you not known that those running in a race -- all indeed run, but one does receive the prize? so run you, that you may obtain;
25 and every one who is striving, is in all things temperate; these, indeed, then, that a corruptible crown they may receive, but we an incorruptible;
26 I, therefore, thus run, not as uncertainly, thus I fight, as not beating air;
27 but I chastise my body, and bring it into servitude, lest by any means, having preached to others -- I myself may become disapproved.
and all, whatever you may do -- out of soul work -- as to the Lord, and not to men,
for God it is who is working in you both to will and to work for His good pleasure.
For all things I have strength, in Christ's strengthening me;
brethren, I do not reckon myself to have laid hold; and one thing -- the things behind indeed forgetting, and to the things before stretching forth --
to the mark I pursue for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
1 Therefore, we also having so great a cloud of witnesses set around us, every weight having put off, and the closely besetting sin, through endurance may we run the contest that is set before us,
2 looking to the author and perfecter of faith -- Jesus, who, over-against the joy set before him -- did endure a cross, shame having despised, on the right hand also of the throne of God did sit down;
3 for consider again him who endured such gainsaying from the sinners to himself, that you may not be wearied in your souls -- being faint.
'And you -- seek not what you may eat, or what you may drink, and be not in suspense,
for all these things do the nations of the world seek after, and your Father has known that you have need of these things;
having gone, then, disciple all the nations, (baptizing them -- to the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all, whatever I did command you,) and lo, I am with you all the days -- till the full end of the age.'
10 for even when we were with you, this we did command you, that if any one is not willing to work, neither let him eat,
11 for we hear of certain walking among you disorderly, nothing working, but over working,
12 and such we command and exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness working, their own bread they may eat;
13 and you, brethren, may you not be weary doing well,