May the Lord grant that he obtain mercy from the Lord on that day. And you know how much he ministered at Ephesus.
Remember me favorably, my God, for all that I have done for this people.
Remember me for this, my God, and don't erase the good deeds I have done for the house of my God and for its services.
Then I instructed the Levites to purify themselves and guard the gates in order to keep the Sabbath day holy. Remember me for this also, my God, and look on me with compassion in keeping with Your abundant, faithful love.
I also arranged for the donation of wood at the appointed times and for the firstfruits. Remember me, my God, with favor.
With the faithful You prove Yourself faithful; with the blameless man You prove Yourself blameless;
He is always generous, always lending, and his children are a blessing.
Blessed are the merciful, because they will be shown mercy.
Anyone who welcomes a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet's reward. And anyone who welcomes a righteous person because he's righteous will receive a righteous person's reward.
And whoever gives just a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple-- I assure you: He will never lose his reward!"
For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in;
I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you took care of Me; I was in prison and you visited Me.'
"Then the righteous will answer Him, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You something to drink?
When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or without clothes and clothe You?
When did we see You sick, or in prison, and visit You?'
"And the King will answer them, 'I assure you: Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.'
For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing in many acts of thanksgiving to God.
Through the proof of this service, they will glorify God for your obedience to the confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with others.
And in their prayers for you they will have deep affection for you because of the surpassing grace of God on you.
For God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you showed for His name when you served the saints-- and you continue to serve them.
For you sympathized with the prisoners and accepted with joy the confiscation of your possessions, knowing that you yourselves have a better and enduring possession.
Greet Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.
For they have refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore recognize such people.
For I have great joy and encouragement from your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you, brother.
Yes, brother, may I have joy from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ.
So, for this reason I've asked to see you and speak to you. In fact, it is for the hope of Israel that I'm wearing this chain."
For this I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I might be bold enough in Him to speak as I should.