and God is able all grace to cause to abound to you, that in every thing always all sufficiency having, you may abound to every good work,
and if you do good to those doing good to you, what grace have you? for also the sinful do the same;
Happy the man who does endure temptation, because, becoming approved, he shall receive the crown of the life, which the Lord did promise to those loving Him.
for the wages of the sin is death, and the gift of God is life age-during in Christ Jesus our Lord.
'And his lord said to him, Well done, servant, good and faithful, over a few things you wast faithful, over many things I will set you; enter into the joy of your lord.
and apart from faith it is impossible to please well, for it benefits him who is coming to God to believe that He is, and to those seeking Him He becomes a rewarder.
and we are His witnesses of these sayings, and the Holy Spirit also, whom God gave to those obeying him.'
whenever, therefore, you may do kindness, you may not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do, in the synagogues, and in the streets, that they may have glory from men; verily I say to you -- they have their reward!
to the mark I pursue for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
and if any of you do lack wisdom, let him ask from God, who is giving to all liberally, and not reproaching, and it shall be given to him;
and the hope does not make ashamed, because the love of God has been poured forth in our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
and you, the anointing that you did receive from him, in you it does remain, and you have no need that any one may teach you, but as the same anointing does teach you concerning all, and is true, and is not a lie, and even as was taught you, you shall remain in him.
Because of this I say to you, all whatever -- praying -- you do ask, believe that you receive, and it shall be to you.
infirm ones be healing, lepers be cleansing, dead be raising, demons be casting out -- freely you did receive, freely give.
and in the doing good we may not be faint-hearted, for at the proper time we shall reap -- not desponding;
but, according as it has been written, 'What eye did not see, and ear did not hear, and upon the heart of man came not up, what God did prepare for those loving Him --'
He who indeed His own Son did not spare, but for us all did deliver him up, how shall He not also with him the all things grant to us?
As all things to us His divine power (the things pertaining unto life and piety) has given, through the acknowledgement of him who did call us through glory and worthiness,
'Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you;
and all, whatever you may do -- out of soul work -- as to the Lord, and not to men,
having known that from the Lord you shall receive the recompense of the inheritance -- for the Lord Christ you serve;
who shall render to each according to his works;
so that, my brethren beloved, become you stedfast, unmovable, abounding in the work of the Lord at all times, knowing that your labour is not vain in the Lord.
be made low before the Lord, and He shall exalt you.
but whoever may drink of the water that I will give him, may not thirst -- to the age; and the water that I will give him shall become in him a well of water, springing up to life age-during.'
till now you did ask nothing in my name; ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full.
'Blessed those hungering and thirsting for righteousness -- because they shall be filled.
the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, for your knowing what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
'But you, when you may pray, go into your chamber, and having shut your door, pray to your Father whois in secret, and your Father who is seeing in secret, shall reward you openly.
'Give, and it shall be given to you; good measure, pressed, and shaken, and running over, they shall give into your bosom; for with that measure with which you measure, it shall be measured to you again.'
therefore, we faint not, but if also our outward man does decay, yet the inward is renewed day by day;
be humbled, then, under the powerful hand of God, that you He may exalt in good time,
and many first shall be last, and last first.
'But I tell you the truth; it is better for you that I go away, for if I may not go away, the Comforter will not come unto you, and if I go on, I will send Him unto you;