I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and [with] fire:
Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly [is] plenteous, but the labourers [are] few;
And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.
And when he sowed, some [seeds] fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth [it;] which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.
And in the morning, [It will be] foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O [ye] hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not [discern] the signs of the times?
And they said, Some [say that thou art] John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things.
he will restore
And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but [it shall be given to them] for whom it is prepared of my Father.
And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.
But they made light of [it,] and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
having been called
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead [men's] bones, and of all uncleanness.
Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.
And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.
it has been written
he is handed over
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed [is] willing, but the flesh [is] weak.
I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.
And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.
And he answered and told them, Elias verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at nought.
it has been written
And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized:
And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some.
The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.
it has been written
he is handed over
Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly [is] ready, but the flesh [is] weak.
So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
John answered, saying unto [them] all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto the people.
A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.
Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly [is] great, but the labourers [are] few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.
Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.
you jointly find good
And if it bear fruit, [well:] and if not, [then] after that thou shalt cut it down.
it might bring forth
And truly the Son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed!
he is handed over
And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.
they put on public display
And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.
And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people.
And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true.
When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.
Of sin, because they believe not on me;
And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.
it will be made joyful
They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.
Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him.
of having been jointly put on public display
And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
having been written
The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,
For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?
Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.
Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added [unto them] about three thousand souls.
they were added
The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let [him] go.
you handed over
Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.
For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.
Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them [is] manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny [it. ]
Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.
And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
they were traveling
they were considered befitting
to be disrespected
Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.
And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans.
calling to witness throughout
And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.
those traveling together
they had gathered
Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.
Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.
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.
Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.
For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:
Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles.
And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker.
And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.
they were going through
explaining out of a thorough account
So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle:
And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.
they were being solidified
they were in excess
Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.
Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.
to community center
those who happened to be near
And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:
And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this [matter. ]
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:
Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
they would believe
Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together.
they had come together
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 Paul said, I am a man [which am] a Jew of Tarsus, [a city] in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.
I am verily a man [which am] a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, [and] taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day.
And they that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.
So he took him, and brought [him] to the chief captain, and said, Paul the prisoner called me unto [him,] and prayed me to bring this young man unto thee, who hath something to say unto thee.
calling toward [him]
So the chief captain [then] let the young man depart, and charged [him, See thou] tell no man that thou hast shewed these things to me.
Then the soldiers, as it was commanded them, took Paul, and brought [him] by night to Antipatris.
But Festus answered, that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself would depart shortly [thither. ]
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.
My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;
I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.
those who complied with
And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.
it was being disintegrated
And the rest, some on boards, and some on [broken pieces] of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land.
And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.
But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.
we consider befitting
it is spoken against
And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.
they were persuaded
they have been dubious
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
it is expounded
To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,
to those discordant