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.
And Festus said, King Agrippa, and all men which are here present with us, ye see this man, about whom all the multitude of the Jews have dealt with me, both at Jerusalem, and [also] here, crying that he ought not to live any longer.
Of whom I have no certain thing to write unto my lord. Wherefore I have brought him forth before you, and specially before thee, O king Agrippa, that, after examination had, I might have somewhat to write.
I brought before
of thoroughly judgment
I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before thee touching all the things whereof I am accused of the Jews:
to speak up in defense
Unto which [promise] our twelve tribes, instantly serving [God] day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.
For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner.
In the same quarters were possessions of the chief man of the island, whose name was Publius; who received us, and lodged us three days courteously.
And from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii Forum, and The three taverns: whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage.
And they said unto him, We neither received letters out of Judaea concerning thee, neither any of the brethren that came shewed or spake any harm of thee.
he messaged from
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 when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into [his] lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and [out of] the prophets, from morning till evening.
calling to witness throughout
Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.
Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;
For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
you make mindful
But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand.
it has been written
he was messaged on
they will comprehend
I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;
For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them [which are of the house] of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.
Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: [It is] good for a man not to touch a woman.
Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.
Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well.
Now as touching things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.
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.
Now concerning spiritual [gifts,] brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.
As touching [our] brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time.
For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:
For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I should not be ashamed:
Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:
of having been now
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and [that] he might comfort your hearts.
he might near-call
Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
you be civilized
But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.
For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.
Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me.
We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and [for] them at Laodicea, and [for] as many as have not seen my face in the flesh;
Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds:
Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort your hearts;
he might near-call
Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him;)
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;
For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;
they message from
And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith:
For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God;
That no [man] go beyond and defraud his brother in [any] matter: because that the Lord [is] the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
we called to witness throughout
But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
of brotherly love
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;
Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of [this] calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of [his] goodness, and the work of faith with power:
he considers befitting
But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have [free] course, and be glorified, even as [it is] with you:
he might be "glorified"
Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
teachers of the law
Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace [be] with thee. Amen.
I thank God, whom I serve from [my] forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;
Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
to have be(come)
Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine [shewing] uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
[This is] a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds:
For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.
For he spake in a certain place of the seventh [day] on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.
Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.
But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.
we are persuaded
For [it is] evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we cannot now speak particularly.
In burnt offerings and [sacrifices] for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
it has been written
Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and [offering] for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure [therein;] which are offered by the law;
they were offered
Now where remission of these [is, there is] no more offering for sin.
For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
he expressed gratitude
By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and [of] Barak, and [of] Samson, and [of] Jephthae; [of] David also, and Samuel, and [of] the prophets:
giving a thorough account
God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.
For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.
it is carried into
Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.
Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace [that should come] unto you:
But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and [be] ready always to [give] an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
he brings near to
being put to death
having been made alive
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though ye know [them,] and be established in the present truth.
having been stablished
As also in all [his] epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as [they do] also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for [the sins of] the whole world.
These [things] have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son [to be] the propitiation for our sins.
If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.
he was witnessing
He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
he was witnessing
If any man see his brother sin a sin [which is] not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.