Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God.
And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him,
they were fretting
Saying, Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them.
And, behold, immediately there were three men already come unto the house where I was, sent from Caesarea unto me.
they stood close
Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved.
And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus.
Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.
Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.
And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.
And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: but they came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend, desired peace; because their country was nourished by the king's [country. ]
And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them.
he gave a public address
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 he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people.
And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers,
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:
And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.
When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question.
And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men [and] brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.
It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
to the becoming
those selected out
And after they had tarried [there] a space, they were let go in peace from the brethren unto the apostles.
they were discharged
And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, [and see] how they do.
And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace.
he messaged from
you may be discharged
But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast [us] into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out.
they lead out
And they went out of the prison, and entered into [the house of] Lydia and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.
And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,
having become accustomed
And they that conducted Paul brought him unto Athens: and receiving a commandment unto Silas and Timotheus for to come to him with all speed, they departed.
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.
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those who happened to be near
And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook [his] raiment, and said unto them, Your blood [be] upon your own heads; I [am] clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.
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 bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus.
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.
And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism.
And certain of the chief of Asia, which were his friends, sent unto him, desiring [him] that he would not adventure himself into the theatre.
of chiefs of Asia
they were near-calling
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
And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and came unto them to Troas in five days; where we abode seven days.
And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons,
And when he was come unto us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver [him] into the hands of the Gentiles.
they will hand over
And the [day] following Paul went in with us unto James; and all the elders were present.
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
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.
Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence [which I make] now unto you.
As also the high priest doth bear me witness, and all the estate of the elders: from whom also I received letters unto the brethren, and went to Damascus, to bring them which were there bound unto Jerusalem, for to be punished.
I was traveling
they might be made to pay
And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.
And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise, and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do.
it will be said
Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him.
you regain sight
For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.
And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles.
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 said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, [thou] whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law?
Now therefore ye with the council signify to the chief captain that he bring him down unto you to morrow, as though ye would enquire something more perfectly concerning him: and we, or ever he come near, are ready to kill him.
he might bring down
Then Paul called one of the centurions unto [him,] and said, Bring this young man unto the chief captain: for he hath a certain thing to tell him.
calling toward [him]
to message from
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.
And provide [them] beasts, that they may set Paul on, and bring [him] safe unto Felix the governor.
And when it was told me how that the Jews laid wait for the man, I sent straightway to thee, and gave commandment to his accusers also to say before thee what [they had] against him. Farewell.
And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city:
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And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and [toward] men.
Who ought to have been here before thee, and object, if they had ought against me.
To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.
But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.
But when Paul had appealed to be reserved unto the hearing of Augustus, I commanded him to be kept till I might send him to Caesar.
Then Agrippa said unto Festus, I would also hear the man myself. To morrow, said he, thou shalt hear him.
Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou art permitted to speak for thyself. Then Paul stretched forth the hand, and answered for himself:
he spoke up for himself
And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers:
I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.
And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? [it is] hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
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.
Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.
And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds.
And the next [day] we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated Paul, and gave [him] liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself.
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
Wherefore I pray you to take [some] meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you.
And when the barbarians saw the [venomous] beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.
And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him.
Who also honoured us with many honours; and when we departed, they laded [us] with such things as were necessary.
they showed respect
to setting sail
And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together, he said unto them, Men [and] brethren, though I have committed nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.
to call together
I was handed over
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
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
And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers,
Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive:
you might comprehend
And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him,
he was receiving
Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.
To declare, [I say,] at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath [whereof] to glory; but not before God.
he was made just
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
having been made just
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time [are] not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
What shall we then say to these things? If God [be] for us, who [can be] against us?
Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.
Let every one of us please [his] neighbour for [his] good to edification.
I have therefore whereof I may glory through Jesus Christ in those things which pertain to God.
For which cause also I have been much hindered from coming to you.
But now having no more place in these parts, and having a great desire these many years to come unto you;
Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you: for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with your [company. ]
And I am sure that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.
of lavish welfare
Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in [your] prayers to God for me;
That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed.
And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.