13 Now I don’t want you to be unaware,(A) brothers and sisters, that I often planned to come to you (but was prevented until now(B)) in order that I might have a fruitful ministry[a] among you,(C) just as I have had among the rest of the Gentiles.

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Footnotes

  1. 1:13 Lit have some fruit

14 Let our people learn to devote themselves to good works for pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful.(A)

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The Apostates’ Doom

12 These people are dangerous reefs[a] at your love feasts(A) as they eat with you without reverence. They are shepherds who only look after themselves. They are waterless clouds carried along by winds;(B) trees in late autumn—fruitless, twice dead and uprooted.

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Footnotes

  1. 12: Other mss read are like blemishes

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