And now, behold, I am going to Jerusalem, constrained u by the Spirit, not knowing what will happen to me there,
except that v the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city that w imprisonment and x afflictions await me.
But y I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only z I may finish my course and a the ministry b that I received from the Lord Jesus, c to testify to d the gospel of e the grace of God.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols.
And having sought out the disciples, we stayed there for seven days. And through the Spirit they were telling Paul not to go on to Jerusalem.
And coming to us, he took Paul's belt and bound his own feet and hands and said, "Thus says the Holy Spirit, 'This is how the Jews at Jerusalem will bind the man who owns this belt and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.'
And the Spirit said to Philip, "Go over and join this chariot.
For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.
Then the tribune came up and arrested him and ordered him to be bound with two chains. He inquired who he was and what he had done.
Strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.
1 Thessalonians 3:3
That no one be moved by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this.
Then Paul answered, "What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be imprisoned but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.
2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
For he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry.
1 Timothy 1:12
I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service.
Paul, an apostle - not from men nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead -
1 Thessalonians 2:4
But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.
But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you.
And at the proper time manifested in his word through the preaching with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior.
Testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
And after there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, "Brothers, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe.
And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
1 Timothy 1:14
And the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.
When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose.