For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

2:13 word of God. Note that Paul here, as he does often in his writings (e.g., Galatians 1:11-12) claims to be preaching the inspired word of God.

2:13 effectually worketh. “Effectually worketh” (Greek energeo) could well be transliterated as “energized.” The Word of God indeed is “powerful” (same word—Hebrews 4:12).

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