For the elect's sake (dia tou eklektou). "Because of the elect." God's elect ( Romans 8:33 ; Colossians 3:12 ; Titus 1:1 ) for whom Paul suffered so much ( Colossians 1:6 ; 12:15; Philippians 2:17 ; Ephesians 3:1 Ephesians 3:13 ). That they also may obtain (ina kai autoi tucwsin). Purpose clause with second aorist (effective) active subjunctive of tugcanw with genitive. "They as well as I," Paul means. The salvation (th swthria). The final salvation "with eternal glory" (meta doxh aiwniou). This phrase only here and 1 Peter 5:10 , but in 2 Corinthians 4:17 we have "eternal weight of glory."