(A)For to us a child is born,
    to us (B)a son is given;
(C)and the government shall be (D)upon[a] his shoulder,
    and his name shall be called[b]
Wonderful (E)Counselor, (F)Mighty God,
    (G)Everlasting (H)Father, Prince of (I)Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace
    (J)there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
    to establish it and to uphold it
(K)with justice and with righteousness
    from this time forth and forevermore.
(L)The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 9:6 Or is upon
  2. Isaiah 9:6 Or is called

17 Let the elders (A)who rule well be considered worthy of (B)double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.

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Final Instructions and Benediction

12 We ask you, brothers, (A)to respect those who labor among you and (B)are over you in the Lord and admonish you,

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Paul Speaks to the Ephesian Elders

17 Now from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called (A)the elders of the church to come to him. 18 And when they came to him, he said to them:

(B)“You yourselves know (C)how I lived among you the whole time (D)from the first day that I set foot in Asia,

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Remember (A)your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and (B)imitate their faith.

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17 Obey (A)your leaders and submit to them, (B)for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to (C)give an account. (D)Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

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24 Greet all (A)your leaders and all the saints. Those who come from Italy send you greetings.

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28 And (A)God has appointed in the church first (B)apostles, second (C)prophets, third teachers, then (D)miracles, then (E)gifts of healing, (F)helping, (G)administrating, and (H)various kinds of tongues.

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18 And Jesus came and said to them, (A)“All authority (B)in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 (C)Go therefore and (D)make disciples of (E)all nations, (F)baptizing them (G)in[a] (H)the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them (I)to observe all that (J)I have commanded you. And behold, (K)I am with you always, to (L)the end of the age.”

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 28:19 Or into

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