Paul wanted all of them to become Christians (Acts 26:29)

“Paul replied.

‘Whether quickly or not,

I pray to God

That not only you

But also,

Large or small,

All who are listening

To me today

Might become such as I am,

Except for these chains.’”

ὁ δὲ Παῦλος Εὐξαίμην ἂν τῷ Θεῷ καὶ ἐν ὀλίγῳ καὶ ἐν μεγάλῳ οὐ μόνον σὲ ἀλλὰ καὶ πάντας τοὺς ἀκούοντάς μου σήμερον γενέσθαι τοιούτους ὁποῖος καὶ ἐγώ εἰμι, παρεκτὸς τῶν δεσμῶν τούτων.

The author of Acts indicated that Paul (ὁ δὲ Παῦλος) replied that whether quickly or not, he prayed (Εὐξαίμην) to God (ἂν τῷ Θεῷ) that not only the king (οὐ μόνον σὲ), but both the little ones and large ones (καὶ ἐν ὀλίγῳ καὶ ἐν μεγάλῳ), all who are listening to him today (καὶ πάντας τοὺς ἀκούοντάς μου σήμερον) might become just like him (γενέσθαι τοιούτους ὁποῖος καὶ ἐγώ εἰμι) a Christian, except for his chains (παρεκτὸς τῶν δεσμῶν τούτων).  Paul made no excuses.  He prayed or wished that all those in the audience there, important people and not important people, not just the king, would become like him a Christian.  The only exception would be his chains.  Paul was always evangelizing, even when he was on trial.  Do you want everybody to become a Christian?

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