أَسْأَلُكُم أَنْ لا تَضْعُفَ عَزِيْمَتُكُم بِسَبَبِ الضِّيقَاتِ الَّتي أُعَانِيهَا مِنْ أَجْلِكُم: إِنَّهَا مَجْدٌ لَكُم/I pray therefore that you may not lose heart over my sufferings for you; they are your glory

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لِذَلِكَ أَسْأَلُكُم أَنْ لا تَضْعُفَ عَزِيْمَتُكُم بِسَبَبِ الضِّيقَاتِ الَّتي أُعَانِيهَا مِنْ أَجْلِكُم: إِنَّهَا مَجْدٌ لَكُم
رسالة القدّيس بولس إلى أهل أفسس03/من01حتى13/يا إِخوَتِي، أَنَا بُولُس، أَسِيرَ المَسيحِ يَسُوعَ مِنْ أَجْلِكُم، أَيُّهَا الأُمَم… إِنْ كُنْتُم قَدْ سَمِعْتُم بِتَدْبِيرِ نِعْمَةِ اللهِ الَّتي وُهِبَتْ لي مِنْ أَجْلِكُم، هوَ أَنِّي بِوَحْيٍ أُطْلِعْتُ على السِرّ، كَمَا كَتَبْتُ إِلَيكُم بإِيْجَازٍ مِنْ قَبْل، حِينَئِذٍ يُمْكِنُكُم، إِذَا قَرَأْتُمْ ذلِكَ، أَنْ تُدْرِكُوا فَهْمِي لِسِرِّ المَسِيح، هذَا السِّرِّ الَّذي لَمْ يُعْرَفْ عِنْدَ بَنِي البَشَرِ في الأَجْيَالِ الغَابِرَة، كَمَا أُعْلِنَ الآنَ بِالرُّوحِ لِرُسُلِهِ القِدِّيسِينَ والأَنْبِيَاء، هُوَ أَنَّ الأُمَمَ هُم، في المَسِيحِ يَسُوع، شُرَكَاءُ لَنَا في المِيرَاثِ والجَسَدِ والوَعْد، بِوَاسِطَةِ الإِنْجِيل، ألَّذي صِرْتُ خَادِمًا لَهُ، بِحَسَبِ هِبَةِ نِعْمَةِ اللهِ الَّتي وُهِبَتْ لي بِفِعْلِ قُدْرَتِهِ لي اَنَا، أَصْغَرِ القِدِّيسِينَ جَمِيعًا، وُهِبَتْ هذِهِ النِّعْمَة، وهِيَ أَنْ أُبَشِّرَ الأُمَمَ بِغِنَى المَسِيحِ الَّذي لا يُسْتَقْصى، وأَنْ أُوضِحَ لِلجَمِيعِ مَا هُوَ تَدْبِيرُ السِّرِّ المَكْتُومِ مُنْذُ الدُّهُورِ في اللهِ الَّذي خَلَقَ كُلَّ شَيء، لِكَي تُعْرَفَ الآنَ مِن خِلالِ الكَنِيسَة، لَدَى الرِّئَاسَاتِ والسَّلاطِينِ في السَّمَاوات، حِكْمَةُ اللهِ المُتَنَوِّعَة، بِحَسَبِ قَصْدِهِ الأَزَلِيِّ الَّذي حَقَّقَهُ في المَسِيحِ يَسُوعَ رَبِّنَا، الَّذي لَنَا فيهِ، أَيْ بِالإِيْمَانِ بِهِ، الوُصُولُ بِجُرْأَةٍ وثِقَةٍ إِلى الله. لِذَلِكَ أَسْأَلُكُم أَنْ لا تَضْعُفَ عَزِيْمَتُكُم بِسَبَبِ الضِّيقَاتِ الَّتي أُعَانِيهَا مِنْ أَجْلِكُم: إِنَّهَا مَجْدٌ لَكُم!

I pray therefore that you may not lose heart over my sufferings for you; they are your glory
Letter to the Ephesians 03/01-13: “This is the reason that I Paul am a prisoner for Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles for surely you have already heard of the commission of God’s grace that was given to me for you, and how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I wrote above in a few words, a reading of which will enable you to perceive my understanding of the mystery of Christ. In former generations this mystery was not made known to humankind, as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit: that is, the Gentiles have become fellow-heirs, members of the same body, and sharers in the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel. Of this gospel I have become a servant according to the gift of God’s grace that was given to me by the working of his power.
Although I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given to me to bring to the Gentiles the news of the boundless riches of Christ, and to make everyone see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things; so that through the church the wisdom of God in its rich variety might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. This was in accordance with the eternal purpose that he has carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whom we have access to God in boldness and confidence through faith in him. I pray therefore that you may not lose heart over my sufferings for you; they are your glory.”