Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.
And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, [Ye] men [and] brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.
And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought [us,] saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide [there.] And she constrained us.
These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
And when Paul was now about to open [his] mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O [ye] Jews, reason would that I should bear with you:
But if it be a question of words and names, and [of] your law, look ye [to it;] for I will be no judge of such [matters. ]
He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.
Wherefore if Demetrius, and the craftsmen which are with him, have a matter against any man, the law is open, and there are deputies: let them implead one another.
they bring charges
But if ye enquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly.
it will be sorted
For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.
As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written [and] concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from [things] offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.
of having believed
And as Paul was to be led into the castle, he said unto the chief captain, May I speak unto thee? Who said, Canst thou speak Greek?
to be brought in
And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?
Then the chief captain came, and said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? He said, Yea.
And there arose a great cry: and the scribes [that were] of the Pharisees' part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God.
we shall god-fight
Who ought to have been here before thee, and object, if they had ought against me.
Let them therefore, said he, which among you are able, go down with [me,] and accuse this man, if there be any wickedness in him.
For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar.
And because I doubted of such manner of questions, I asked [him] whether he would go to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these matters.
Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?
That Christ should suffer, [and] that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.
Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed unto Caesar.
to have been discharged
he had name-claimed
And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, [and there] to winter; [which is] an haven of Crete, and lieth toward the south west and north west.
they may be able to
And when it was day, they knew not the land: but they discovered a certain creek with a shore, into the which they were minded, if it were possible, to thrust in the ship.
Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
they were dubious
But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? [Is] God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man)
For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath [whereof] to glory; but not before God.
he was made just
For if they which are of the law [be] heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect:
For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
we were reconciled
having been reconciled
But not as the offence, so also [is] the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, [which is] by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
it became king
they would be kings
For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also [in the likeness of his] resurrection:
those sprang up together
Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
we will live together
What shall we say then? [Is] the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.
If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that [it is] good.
Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
And if Christ [be] in you, the body [is] dead because of sin; but the Spirit [is] life because of righteousness.
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
he will make alive
For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
you put to death
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him,] that we may be also glorified together.
we might be jointly "glorified"
But if we hope for that we see not, [then] do we with patience wait for [it. ]
we anticipate from
What shall we then say to these things? If God [be] for us, who [can be] against us?
[What] if God, willing to shew [his] wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.
And if by grace, then [is it] no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if [it be] of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
Now if the fall of them [be] the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
If by any means I may provoke to emulation [them which are] my flesh, and might save some of them.
I might enthuse
For if the casting away of them [be] the reconciling of the world, what [shall] the receiving [of them be,] but life from the dead?
For if the firstfruit [be] holy, the lump [is] also [holy:] and if the root [be] holy, so [are] the branches.
And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.
For if God spared not the natural branches, [take heed] lest he also spare not thee.
For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural [branches,] be graffed into their own olive tree?
of natural olive
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if [there be] any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
you will not testify falsely
I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that [there is] nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him [it is] unclean.
But if thy brother be grieved with [thy] meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died.
It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things.
to work as a civil servant
I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;
And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.
For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
having been put on public display
Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known [it,] they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
they put on public display
For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
he builds upon
If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
he built upon
If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which [temple] ye are.
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
For who maketh thee to differ [from another?] and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive [it,] why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received [it? ]
Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
Defraud ye not one the other, except [it be] with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
you might come together
But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
they are self-controlled
But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.
she jointly finds good
But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such [cases:] but God hath called us to peace.
he or she has been made working class
For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save [thy] husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save [thy] wife?
But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.
Art thou called [being] a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use [it] rather.
But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of [her] age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry.
to act improperly
And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.
But if any man love God, the same is known of him.
he has been known
As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol [is] nothing in the world, and that [there is] none other God but one.
Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.
If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship are ye in the Lord.
If we have sown unto you spiritual things, [is it] a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?
If others be partakers of [this] power over you, [are] not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power; but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.
For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation [of the gospel] is committed unto me.
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it. ]
If any of them that believe not bid you [to a feast,] and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.
those being offered
For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks?
For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered.
But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.
For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
we were appreciating
we were being judged
And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.
you might come together
Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and [that] no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
displayed for public ridicule