23 I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me(A) that prison and hardships are facing me.(B)

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23 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.

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11 Coming over to us, he took Paul’s belt, tied his own hands and feet with it and said, “The Holy Spirit says,(A) ‘In this way the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem will bind(B) the owner of this belt and will hand him over to the Gentiles.’”(C)

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11 And when he was come unto us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.

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Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles, hardships and distresses; in beatings, imprisonments(A) and riots; in hard work, sleepless nights and hunger;(B) in purity, understanding, patience and kindness; in the Holy Spirit(C) and in sincere love;(D) in truthful speech(E) and in the power of God;(F) with weapons of righteousness(G) in the right hand and in the left; through glory and dishonor,(H) bad report(I) and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors;(J) known, yet regarded as unknown; dying,(K) and yet we live on;(L) beaten, and yet not killed; 10 sorrowful, yet always rejoicing;(M) poor, yet making many rich;(N) having nothing,(O) and yet possessing everything.(P)

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But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,

In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;

By pureness, by knowledge, by long suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,

By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;

As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;

10 As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

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23 Are they servants of Christ?(A) (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder,(B) been in prison more frequently,(C) been flogged more severely,(D) and been exposed to death again and again.(E) 24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes(F) minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods,(G) once I was pelted with stones,(H) three times I was shipwrecked,(I) I spent a night and a day in the open sea, 26 I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews,(J) in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city,(K) in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers.(L) 27 I have labored and toiled(M) and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food;(N) I have been cold and naked.

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23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.

24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.

25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;

26 In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;

27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

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So do not be ashamed(A) of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner.(B) Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel,(C) by the power of God.

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Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;

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Join with me in suffering,(A) like a good soldier(B) of Christ Jesus.

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Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

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for which I am suffering(A) even to the point of being chained(B) like a criminal. But God’s word(C) is not chained.

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Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

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