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Now, it is good to have such a deep interest if the purpose is good--this is true always, and not merely when I am with you.
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But be zealous for that which is good in a good thing always: and not only when I am present with you.
Numbers 25:11-13 Phinees the son of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned away my wrath from the children of Israel: because he was moved with my zeal against them, that I myself might not destroy the children of Israel in my zeal. . . .
Psalm 69:9 For the zeal of thy house hath eaten me up: and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.
Psalm 119:139 My zeal hath made me pine away: because my enemies forgot thy words.
Isaiah 59:17 He put on justice as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation upon his head: he put on the garments of vengeance, and was clad with zeal as with a cloak.
John 2:17 And his disciples remembered, that it was written: The zeal of thy house hath eaten me up.
1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast and unmoveable: always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity and might cleanse to himself a people acceptable, a pursuer of good works.
Revelation 3:19 Such as I love, I rebuke and chastise. Be zealous therefore and do penance.
Galatians 4:20 And I would willingly be present with you now and change my voice: because I am ashamed for you.
Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be worthy of the gospel of Christ: that, whether I come and see you, or, being absent, may hear of you, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind labouring together for the faith of the gospel.
Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, (as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only but much more now in my absence) with fear and trembling work out your salvation.
ContextPaul's Fears for the Galatians
…17They are zealous in your regard not well: but they would exclude you, that you might be zealous for them. 18But be zealous for that which is good in a good thing always: and not only when I am present with you. 19My little children, of whom I am in labour again, until Christ be formed in you.…
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