Translated by Daniel Gregg

Acts 1

1 The first account I composed, Theophilus, about all that Yĕshūa̒ began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up, after he had by the Holy Spĭrit given orders to the emissaries whom he had chosen.
3 To these he also presented himself alive, after his suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days, and speaking of the things con­cerning the kingdom of the Almĭghty.
4 And gathering them together, he commanded them not to leave Yerūshalayim, but to wait for what the Făther had promised, which, he said, “you heard of from me, because Yōḥanan immersed with water, but you will be immersed with the Holy Spĭrit not many days from now.”
6 And so when they had come together, they were asking him, saying, “A’dōnai̱, is it at this time you are restoring the kingdom to Yisra’ēl?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Făther has fixed by his own authority, but you will receive power when the Holy Spĭrit has come upon you. And you will be my witnesses both in Yerūshalayim, and in all Yehūdah and Shōmrōn, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
Yĕshūa̒ Returns To Heaven
9 And after he had said these things, he was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received him out of their sight. 10 And as they were gazing intently into the sky while he was departing, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them. 11 And they also said, “Men of Gali̱l, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Yĕshūa̒, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched him go into heaven.”
The 120
12 12 Then they returned to Yerūshalayim from the mount called Olives, which is near Yerūshalayim, a Shabbat day’s journey away. 13 And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were stay­ing, that is, Peter and Yōḥanan and Ya‘aqōv̱ and Andrew, Philip and Tōma’, Bar-Talmai̱ and Mattai̱, Ya‘aqōv̱ the son of Ḥalphai̱, and Shim‘ōn the Zealot, and Yehūdah the son of Ya‘aqōv̱. 14 These all with one mind were continually devoting them­selves to prayer, along with the women, and Miryam the mother of Yĕshūa̒, and with his brothers.
15 15 And at this time Peter stood up in the midst of the brothers (a gathering of about one hundred and twenty persons was there together), and said, 16 “Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spĭrit foretold by the mouth of Daυi̱d concerning Yehūdah, who became a guide to those who arrested Yĕshūa̒, 17 because he was counted among us, and received his portion in this ministry.”
18 18 (Now this man acquired a field with the price of his wickedness, and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out. 19 And it became known to all who were living in Yerūshalayim, so that in their own language that field was called Ḥaqal Dema’, that is, Field of Blood.)
20 20 “For it is written in the scroll of Psalms, ‘Let his homestead be made desolate, and let no man dwell in it’, and, ‘His office let another man take.’ 21 It is therefore necessary that of the men who have accompanied us all the time that A’dŏnai̱ Yĕshūa̒ went in and out among us—22 beginning with the immersion of Yōḥanan, until the day that he was taken up from us—one of these should become a witness with us of His resurrection.”
23 23 And they put forward two men, Yōsēf called Bar-Shabba’ (who was also called Eustace), and Matti̱yah. 24 And they prayed, and said, “You, Yăhwēh, who know the hearts of all men, show which one of these two you have chosen 25 to occupy this ministry and emissaryship from which Yehūdah turned aside to go to his own place.” 26 And they drew lots for them, and the lot fell to Matti̱yah, and he was numbered with the eleven emissaries.

Acts 2

The 50th Day, the Feast of Shavuot
1 And when the fiftieth day had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent, rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spĭrit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spĭrit was giving them utterance.
5 Now there were Yehūdi̱m dwelling in Yerūshalayim, devout men, from every nation under heaven. And when this sound occurred, the crowds came together, and were bewildered, because they were each one hearing them speak in his own language. And they were amazed and marveled, saying, “Why, are not all these who are speaking men of Gali̱l? And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born?:”
9 “Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Yehūdah and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Yehūdi̱m and proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabs! We hear them in our own tongues speaking of the mighty deeds of the Almĭghty.” 12 And they all continued in amazement and great perplexity, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13 But others were mocking and saying, “They are full of sweet wine.”
Peter Proclaims The Good News
14 14 But Peter, taking his stand with the eleven, raised his voice and declared to them, “Men of Yehūdah, and all you who live in Yerūshalayim, let this be known to you, and give heed to my words, 15 because these men are not drunk, as you suppose, because it is only the third hour of the day, 16 but this is what was spoken of through the prophet Yō’ēl:”
17 17 “And it will be in the latter days says the Almĭghty, ‘That I will pour forth of my Spĭrit upon all mankind. And your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. 18 Even upon my servants, both men and women, I will in those days pour forth of my Spĭrit. They will prophesy. 19 And I will put wonders in the heaven above, and signs on the earth beneath, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke. 20 The sun will be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and glorious day of Yăhwēh will come. 21 And it will be, that everyone who calls on the name of Yăhwēh will be saved.’”
22 22 “Men of Yisra’ēl, listen to these words. Yĕshūa̒ HaNatsri̱, a man attested to you by the Almĭghty with miracles and wonders and signs which the Almĭghty performed through him in your midst, just as you yourselves know, 23 this Man, delivered up by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of the Almĭghty, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put him to death.”
24 24 “And the Almĭghty raised him up again, releasing the labor pains of death, since it was impossible for him to be held in its power. 25 Because Daυi̱d says of him, ‘I was always beholding Yăhwēh next to me, because he is at my right hand, that I may not be shaken. 26 Therefore my heart was glad and my tongue rejoiced. Moreover my flesh also will abide in hope, 27 because you will not abandon my soul to the grave, nor allow your Holy One to undergo decay. 28 You have made known to me the ways of life. You will make me full of gladness with your presence.’”
29 29 “Brothers, I can confidently say to you regarding the patriarch Daυi̱d that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30 And so, because he was a prophet, and knew that the Almĭghty had sworn to him with an oath to seat one from the fruit of his loin upon his throne, 31 he looked ahead and spoke of the resurrection of the Mĕs­si­ah, that he was neither abandoned to the grave, nor did his flesh suffer decay. 32 This Yĕshūa̒, the Almĭghty raised up again, to which we are all witnesses.”
33 33 “Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of the Almĭghty, and having received from the Făther the promise of the Holy Spĭrit, he has poured forth this which you both see and hear, 34 because it was not Daυi̱d who ascended into heaven, but he himself says, ‘Yăhwēh said to my A’dŏnai̱, “Stay on as my right hand while I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”’ 36 Therefore let all the house of Yisra’ēl know for certain that the Almĭghty designates him both A’dŏnai̱ and Mĕs­si­ah—this Yĕshūa̒ whom you crucified.”
Three Thousand Commit To Mĕssiah
37 37 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the emissaries, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38 And Peter said to them, “Repent, and let each of you be washed in the name of Yĕshūa̒ the Mĕs­si­ah for the release of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spĭrit, 39 because the promise is for you and your children, and for all who are far off, as many as Yăhwēh our Almĭghty will call to himself.”
40 40 And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, “Save yourselves from this perverse generation!”
41 41 So then, those who had received his word were immersed, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
42 42 And they were continually devoting themselves to the emis­saries’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 And fear came on every soul, and many wonders and signs were taking place through the emissaries. 44 And all those affirming faithfulness were to­gether, and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their pro­perty and possessions, and were shar­ing them with all, as anyone might have need. 46 And day by day con­tinuing with one mind in the Temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, 47 praising the Almĭghty, and having favor with all the people. And Yăhwēh was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.

Acts 3

Healing the Lame Beggar
1 Now Peter and Yōḥanan were going up to the Temple at the ninth hour, the hour of prayer. And a certain man who was lame from his mother’s womb was being carried along, whom they used to set down every day at the gate of the Temple which is called Beautiful, in order to beg alms of those who were entering the Temple.
3 And when he saw Peter and Yōḥanan about to go into the Temple, he was asking to receive alms. And Peter, along with Yōḥanan, fixed his gaze upon him and said, “Look at us!” And he was giving them his atten­tion, expecting to receive something from them. But Peter said, “I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you, “In the name of Yĕshūa̒ the Mĕs­si­ah Ha-Natsri̱, walk!” And seizing him by the right hand, he raised him up. And immediately his feet and his ankles were strengthened.
8 And with a leap, he stood upright and was walking! And he entered the Temple with them, walking and leaping and praising the Al­mĭgh­ty. And all the people saw him walking and praising the Al­mĭgh­ty, 10 and they were taking note of him as being the one who used to sit at the Beautiful Gate of the Temple to beg alms, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
Peter’s Second Message
11 11 And while he was clinging to Peter and Yōḥanan, all the people ran together to them at the place called the portico of Shelōmōh, full of amaze­ment.
12 12 But when Peter saw this, he replied to the people, “Men of Yisra’ēl, why do you marvel at this, or why do you gaze at us, as if by our own power or piety we had made him walk? 13 The Al­mĭgh­ty of A’v̱raham, Yitsḥaq, and Ya‘aqōv̱, the Al­mĭgh­ty of our fathers, has glorified his servant Yĕshūa̒, the one whom you delivered up, and disowned in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him. 14 But you disowned the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, 15 but put to death the Prince of life, the one whom the Al­mĭgh­ty raised from the dead, a fact to which we are witnesses. 16 And on the basis of the reliability of His name, this one whom you see and know — His name has made him strong, and the faithfulness which is through Him, has given him this wholeness before all of you.”
17 17 “And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, just as your rulers did also. 18 But the things which the Al­mĭgh­ty announced beforehand by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Mĕs­si­ah should suffer, he has thus fulfilled.”
19 19 “Repent therefore and return, that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of Yăhwēh, 20 and that he may send Yĕshūa̒, the Mĕs­si­ah appointed for you, 21 whom heaven must receive until the time of the restoration of all things, about which the Al­mĭgh­ty has spoken by the mouth of his holy prophets since time immemorial. 22 Mōshēh said, ‘Yăhwēh your Al­mĭgh­ty will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers. To him you will give heed in everything he says to you. 23 And it will be that every soul that does not heed that prophet will be utterly destroyed from among the people.’ 24 And likewise, all the prophets who have spoken, since Shemū’ēl and his successors, also an­nounced these days.”
25 25 “It is you who are the sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which the Al­mĭgh­ty made with your fathers, saying to A’v̱raham, ‘And in your seed all the families of the earth will be blessed.’ 26 For you firstly, the Al­mĭgh­ty raised up his Servant, and sent him, blessing you by turning each one from your wicked ways.”

Acts 4

Peter and Yōḥanan Arrested
1 And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the Temple guard, and the Tsaddūqi̱m, came upon them, being greatly disturbed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming by Yĕshūa̒ the resurrection from the dead. And they laid hands on them, and put them in prison until the next day, because it was already evening. But many of those who had heard the message affirmed faith­ful­ness. And the number of the men came to be about five thousand.
5 And it came about on the next day, that their rulers and elders and scribes were gathered together in Yerūshalayim; and Ḥanan the high priest was there, and Qai̱yafa’ and Yōḥanan and Alexander, and all who were of high-priestly descent. And when they had placed them in the center, they were inquiring, “By what power, or in what name, have you done this?”
8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spĭrit, said to them, “Rulers and elders of the people, if we are on trial today for a benefit done to a crippled man, as to how this man has been made well, 10 let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Yisra’ēl, that by the name of Yĕshūa̒ the Mĕs­si­ah Ha-Natsri̱, whom you crucified, whom the Almĭghty raised from the dead—by this name this man stands here before you in good health.”
11 11 “He is the stone which was rejected by you, the builders, but which became the very corner stone. 12 And there is salvation in no one else, because there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved.”
A Public Order Not To Proclaim Mĕssiah
13 13 Now as they observed the confidence of Peter and Yōḥanan, and understood that they were un­edu­cated and untrained men, they had been amazed, and they recognized them as having been with Yĕshūa̒. 14 And seeing the man who was healed standing with them, they had nothing to say in reply. 15 But when they had ordered them to go aside out of the Council, they were conferring with one another, 16 saying, “What shall we do with these men? Because the fact that a noteworthy miracle has taken place through them is apparent to all who live in Yerūshalayim, and we cannot deny it. 17 But in order that it may not spread any further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more to any man in this name.”
18 18 And when they had sum­moned them, they commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Yĕshūa̒. 19 But Peter and Yōḥanan answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of the Almĭghty to give heed to you rather than to the Almĭghty, you be the judge, 20 because we cannot stop speaking what we have seen and heard.”
21 21 And when they had threatened them further, they let them go (finding no basis on which they might punish them) on account of the people, because they were all glorifying the Almĭghty for what had happened, 22 because the man was more than forty years old on whom this miracle of healing was performed.
23 23 And when they were released, they went to their own companions, and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 And when they heard this, they lifted their voices to the Almĭghty with one accord and said, “Yah­weh, it is you who did make the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that is in them, 25 who by the Holy Spĭrit, through the mouth of our father Daυi̱d your servant, did say, ‘Why do the nations rage, and the masses devise futile things? 26 The kings of the earth take their stand, and the rulers were gathered together against Yăhwēh, and against his Mĕs­si­ah.’ 27 For truly in this city there were gathered together against your Holy Servant Yĕshūa̒, whom you did anoint, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the nations and the peoples of Yisra’ēl, 28 to do whatever your hand and your purpose marked out beforehand to occur.” 29 “And now, Yăhwēh, take note of their threats, and grant that your servants may speak your word with all confidence, 30 while you extend your hand to heal, and signs and wonders take place through the name of your Holy Servant Yĕshūa̒.”
31 31 And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spĭrit, and were speaking the word of the Almĭghty with boldness.
Sharing Among The Faithful
32 32 And the congregation of those who affirmed faithfulness were of one heart and soul, and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them. 33 And with great power the emissaries were giving witness to the resur­rection of A’dŏnai̱ Yĕshūa̒, and abun­dant loving-kindness was upon them all. 34 For there was not a needy person among them, because all who were owners of land or houses would sell them and bring the proceeds of the sales, 35 and lay them at the emissaries’ feet. And they would be distributed to each, as any had need. 36 And Yōsēf, a Lēυi̱ of Cyprian birth, who was also called Bar-Nabba’ by the emissaries, (which translated means, “son of encouragement”), 37 and who owned a tract of land, sold it and brought the money and laid it at the emissaries’ feet.

Acts 5

Ḥananyah And Shappi̱rah Lie To The Almighty
1 But a certain man named Ḥananyah, with his wife Shappi̱rah, sold a piece of property, and kept back some of the price for himself, with his wife’s full knowledge, and bringing a portion of it, he laid it at the emissaries’ feet. But Peter said, “Ḥananyah, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spĭr­it, and to keep back some of the price of the land? While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not under your control? Why is it that you have conceived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men, but to the Al­mĭgh­ty.”
5 And as he heard these words, Ḥananyah fell down and breathed his last, and great fear came upon all who heard of it. And the young men arose and covered him up, and after carrying him out, they buried him.
7 Now there elapsed an interval of about three hours, and his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. And Peter responded to her, “Tell me whether you sold the land for such and such a price?” And she said, “Yes, that was the price.” Then Peter said to her, “Why is it that you have agreed together to put the Spĭr­it of Yăhwēh to the test? Behold, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out as well.” 10 And she fell immediately at his feet, and breathed her last. And the young men came in and found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her beside her husband. 11 And great fear came upon the whole assembly, and upon all who heard of these things.
12 12 And at the hands of the emissaries many signs and wonders were taking place among the people, and they were all with one accord in Shelōmōh’s portico. 13 But none of the rest dared to associate with them. However, the people held them in high esteem. 14 And all the more were being added, affirming faithfulness to Yăhwēh, crowds of men and women, were constantly added to their number, 15 to such an extent that they even carried the sick out into the streets, and laid them on cots and pallets, so that when Peter came by, at least his shadow might fall on any one of them. 16 And also the people from the cities in the vicinity of Yerūshalayim were coming together, bringing people who were sick or afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all being healed.
Obeying The Almĭghty Rather Than Men
17 17 But the high priest rose up, along with all his associates, (that is the sect of the Tsaddūqi̱m), and they were filled with jealousy. 18 And they laid hands on the emissaries, and put them in a public prison.
19 19 But a messenger from Yăhwēh during the night opened the gates of the prison, and taking them out he said, 20 “Go your way, stand and speak to the people in the Temple the whole message of this Life.” 21 And upon hearing this, they entered into the Temple about daybreak, and were teaching.
21b 21b Now when the high priest and his associates had come, they called the Council together, even all the Senate of the sons of Yisra’ēl, and sent orders to the prison house for them to be brought. 22 But the officers who came did not find them in the prison. And they returned, and reported back, 23 saying, “We found the prison house locked quite securely and the guards standing at the doors, but when we had opened up, we found no one inside.” 24 Now when the captain of the Temple guard and the chief priests heard these words, they were greatly perplexed about them as to what would come of this.
25 25 But someone came and reported to them, “Behold, the men whom you put in prison are standing in the Temple and teaching the people!” 26 Then the captain went along with the officers and pro­ceeded to bring them back without violence (because they were afraid of the people, lest they should be stoned). 27 And when they had brought them, they stood them before the Council. And the high priest questioned them, 28 saying, “We gave you strict orders not to continue teaching in this name, and behold, you have filled Yerūshalayim with your teaching, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.”
29 29 But Peter and the emissaries answered and said, “We must obey the Al­mĭgh­ty rather than men. 30 The Al­mĭgh­ty of our fathers raised up Yĕshūa̒, whom you had put to death by crucifying him on a cross. 31 He is the one whom the Al­mĭgh­ty exalted to his right hand as Prince and a Savior, to give opportunity for repentance to Yisra’ēl, and forgiveness of sins. 32 And we are witnesses of these things. And so is the Holy Spĭr­it, whom the Al­mĭgh­ty has given to those who obey him.”
Gamli̱’ēl’s Advice
33 33 But when they heard this, they were enraged and were intending to slay them. 34 But a certain Perūshi̱ named Gamli̱’ēl, a teacher of the Law, respected by all the people, stood up in the Council and gave orders to put the men outside for a short time. 35 And he said to them, “Men of Yisra’ēl, take care what you propose to do with these men. 36 For some time ago Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody, and a group of about four hundred men joined up with him. And he was slain. And all who followed him were dispersed and came to nothing. 37 After this man, Yehūdah of Gali̱l rose up in the days of the census, and drew away some people after him. He too perished, and all those who followed him were scattered. 38 And so in the present case, I say to you, stay away from these men and let them alone, because if this plan or action should be of men, it will be overthrown, 39 but if it is of the Al­mĭgh­ty, you will not be able to overthrow them, or else you may even be found fighting against the Al­mĭgh­ty.”
40 40 And they took his advice. And after calling the emissaries in, they flogged them and ordered them to speak no more in the name of Yĕshūa̒, and then released them. 41 So they went on their way from the presence of the Council, rejoicing that they were considered worthy to suffer shame for his name. 42 And every day, in the Temple, and from house to house, they kept right on teaching and proclaiming Yĕshūa̒ as the Mĕs­si­ah.

Acts 6

Choosing the Seven
1 Now at this time while the dis­ciples were increasing, a com­plaint arose on the part of the Greek speaking Yehūdi̱m against the Hebrew speaking Yehūdi̱m, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily serving. And the twelve sum­moned the congregation of the dis­ciples and said, “It is not desirable for us to neglect the word of the Al­mĭgh­ty in order to serve tables. But select from among you, brothers, seven men of good reputation, full of the Spĭr­it and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task. But we will devote ourselves to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.”
5 And the statement found approval with the whole con­gre­gation. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faithfulness and of the Holy Spĭr­it, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas and Ni­colas, a proselyte from Antioch. And these they brought before the emissaries, and after praying, they laid their hands on them.
7 And the word of the Al­mĭgh­ty kept on spreading, and the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Yerūshalayim, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith.
8 And Stephen, full of loving-kindness and power, was performing great wonders and signs among the people. But some men from what was called the Congregation of the Freedmen, including both Cy­renians and Alexandrians, and some from Cilicia and Asia, rose up and disputed with Stephen. 10 And yet they were unable to cope with the wisdom and the Spĭr­it with which he was speaking.
11 11 Then they secretly induced men to say, “We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Mōshēh and the Al­mĭgh­ty.” 12 And they stirred up the people, the elders and the scribes, and they came upon him and dragged him away, and brought him before the Council. 13 And they put forward false witnesses who said, “This man incessantly speaks against this holy place, and the Law, 14 because we have heard him say that this Natsri̱, Yĕshūa̒, will destroy this place and alter the customs which Mōshēh handed down to us.”
15 15 And fixing their gaze on him, all who were sitting in the Council saw his face like the face of an messenger.

Acts 7

Stephen’s Defense
1 And the high priest said, “Are these things so?”
2 And he said, “Hear me, brothers and fathers! The Almĭghty of glory appeared to our father A’v̱raham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Ḥaran, and said to him, ‘Depart from your country and your relatives, and come into the land that I will show you.’ Then he departed from the land of the Kasdi̱m, and settled in Ḥaran. And from there, after his father died, the Almĭghty removed him into this country in which you are now living. And he gave him no inheritance in it, not even a foot of ground. And yet, even when he had no child, he promised that he would give it to him as a possession, and to his offspring after him. But the Almĭghty spoke to this effect, that his offspring would be aliens in a foreign land, (and that they would be enslaved and mis­treated) for four hundred years. ‘And what­ever nation to which they will be in bondage I My­self will judge,’ said the Almĭghty, ‘and after that they will come out and serve me in this place.’ And he gave him the covenant of circumcision. And so A’v̱raham became the father of Yitsḥaq, (and circumcised him on the eighth day), and Yitsḥaq of Ya‘aqōv̱, and Ya‘aqōv̱ of the twelve pat­riarchs.”
9 “And the patriarchs became jealous of Yōsēf and sold him into Egypt. And yet the Almĭghty was with him, 10 and rescued him from all his afflictions, and granted him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh, king of Egypt. And he made him governor over Egypt and all his household. 11 Now a famine came over all Egypt and Kena‘an, and great affliction, and our fathers could find no food. 12 But when Ya‘aqōv̱ heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers there the first time. 13 And on the second visit Yōsēf made himself known to his brothers, and Yōsēf’s family was disclosed to Pharaoh. 14 And Yōsēf sent word and invited Ya‘aqōv̱ his father and all his relatives to come to him, seventy-five persons in all. 15 And Ya‘aqōv̱ went down to Egypt and there passed away, he and our fathers. 16 And from there they were removed to Sheḳem, and laid in the tomb which A’v̱raham had purchased for a sum of money from the sons of Ḥamōr in Sheḳem.”
17 17 “But as the time of the promise was approaching, which the Almĭghty had assured to A’v̱raham, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt, 18 until there arose another king over Egypt who knew nothing about Yōsēf. 19 It was he who took shrewd advantage of our family clan, and mistreated our fathers so that they would expose their infants and they would not survive.”
20 20 “And it was at this time that Mōshēh was born, and he was lovely in the sight of the Almĭghty, and he was nurtured three months in his father’s home. 21 And after he was exposed, Pharaoh’s daughter took him away, and nurtured him as her own son. 22 And Mōshēh was educated in all the learning of the Egyptians, and he was a man of power in words and deeds.”
23 23 “But when he fulfilled the age of forty, it entered his mind to visit his brothers, the sons of Yisra’ēl. 24 And when he saw one being treated unjustly, he defended him and took vengeance for the oppressed person by striking down the Egyptian. 25 And he supposed that his brothers understood that the Almĭghty was granting them deli­verance through him, but they did not understand. 26 And on the following day he appeared to them as they were fighting together, and he tried to reconcile them in peace, saying, ‘Men, you are brothers, why do you injure one another?’ 27 But the one who was injuring his neighbor pushed him away, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and judge over us? 28 ‘You do not mean to kill me as you killed the Egyptian yesterday, do you?’ 29 And at this remark Mōshēh fled, and became an alien in the land of Midyan, where he became the father of two sons.”
30 30 “And after forty years had passed, the Mĕssenger appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Si̱nai̱, in the flame of a burning thorn bush. 31 And when Mōshēh saw it, he was marveling at the sight, and as he approached to look more closely, there came the voice of Yăhwēh, 32 ‘I am the Almĭghty of your fa­thers, the Almĭghty of A’v̱raham and Yitsḥaq and Ya‘aqōv̱.’ And Mōshēh shook with fear and would not venture to look. 33 But Yăhwēh said to him, ‘Take off the sandals from your feet, because the place on which you are standing is holy ground. 34 I have certainly seen the oppression of my people in Egypt, and have heard their groans, and I have come down to deliver them. Come now, and I will send you to Egypt.’”
35 35 “This Mōshēh whom they disowned, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge?’, is the one whom the Almĭghty sent to be both a ruler and a deliverer with the help of the Mĕssenger who appeared to him in the thorn bush. 36 This man led them out, performing wonders and signs in the land of Egypt and in the Red Sea and in the wilderness for forty years. 37 This is the Mōshēh who said to the sons of Yisra’ēl, ‘The Almĭghty will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers.’ 38 This is the one who was in the congregation in the wilderness together with the Mĕs­sen­ger who was speaking to him on Mount Si̱nai̱, and who was with our fathers, and he received living oracles to pass on to you.”
39 39 “And our fathers were un­willing to be obedient to him, but repudiated him and in their hearts turned back to Egypt, 40 saying to A’harōn, ‘Make for us gods who will go before us, because this Mōshēh who led us out of the land of Egypt—we do not know what happened to him.’ 41 And at that time they made a calf and brought a sacrifice to the idol, and were rejoicing in the works of their hands. 42 But the Almĭghty turned away and delivered them up to serve the host of heaven, as it is written in the scroll of the prophets, ‘It was not to me that you offered victims and sac­rifices forty years in the wilderness, was it, house of Yisra’ēl? 43 You also took along the tabernacle of Moloch and the star of the god Rompha, the images which you made to wor­ship them. I also will remove you beyond Babylon.’”
44 44 “Our fathers had the taber­nacle of testimony in the wilderness, just as he who spoke to Mōshēh directed him to make it according to the pattern which he had seen. 45 And having received it in their turn, our fathers brought it in with Yehōshū‘a upon dispossessing the nations whom the Almĭghty drove out before our fathers, until the time of Daυi̱d.”
46 46 “And Daυi̱d found favor in the Al­migh­ty’s sight, and asked that he might find a dwelling place for the Almĭghty of Ya‘aqōv̱. 47 But it was Shelōmōh who built a house for him. 48 However, the Most High does not dwell in houses made by human hands, just as the prophet says, 49 ‘Heav­en is my throne, and earth is the footstool of my feet. What kind of house will you build for me?’ says Yah­weh. ‘Or what place is there for my repose? 50 Was it not my hand which made all these things?’”
51 51 “You men who are stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears are always resisting the Holy Spĭrit. You are doing just as your fathers did. 52 Which one of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who had previously announced the com­ing of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become, 53 you who received the Law attended by ranks of mes­sengers, and yet did not keep it!”
Stephen Put to Death
54 54 Now when they heard this, they were enraged, and they were gnashing their teeth at him. 55 But being full of the Holy Spĭrit, he gazed intently into heaven and saw the glory of the Almĭghty, and Yĕshūa̒ standing at the right hand of the Almĭghty. 56 And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened up and the Sŏn of Man standing at the right hand of the Almĭghty.”
57 57 But they cried out with a loud voice, and covered their ears, and they rushed upon him with one impulse. 58 And when they had driven him out of the city, they were stoning him, and the witnesses laid aside their robes at the feet of a young man named Sha’ūl.
59 59 And they went on stoning Stephen as he called upon Yăhwēh and said, “A’dōnai̱ Yĕshūa̒, receive my spirit!” 60 And falling on his knees, he cried out with a loud voice, “Yăhwēh, do not hold this sin against them!” And having said this, he fell asleep.

Acts 8

Sha’ūl Persecutes the Assembly
1 And Sha’ūl had been approving during his execution. And on that day a great per­secution arose against the assembly in Yerūshalayim. And they were all scat­tered throughout the regions of Yehūdah and Shōmrōn, except the emissaries. And some devout men buried Ste­phen, and made a great lamentation over him. But Sha’ūl was ravaging the assembly, entering house after house, and dragging off men and women, he would put them in prison.
Philip in Shōmrōn
4 Therefore, those who were scattered went about proclaiming the word. And Philip went down to the city of Shōmrōn and was proclaiming Mĕs­si­ah to them. And the crowds were unanimously giving attention to what was being said by Phillip, while listening to him and observing the signs which he had been doing, because in the case of many who had unclean spirits, they were coming out of them shouting with a loud voice. And many who were paralyzed and lame were healed. And there was much rejoicing in that city.
9 Now there was a certain man named Shim‘ōn, who beforehand was practicing magic in the city, and amazing the Shōmrōni̱ nation, claiming himself to be someone great. 10 And they all, from smallest to greatest, had been giving attention to him, saying, “This man is what is called the Great Power of the Al­mĭgh­ty.” 11 And they had been giving him attention because he had for a long time amazed them with his magic arts.
12 12 But when they affirmed faithfulness, by Philip pro­claiming the good news about the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty and the name of Yĕshūa̒ the Mĕs­si­ah, they were being immersed, men and women alike. 13 And even Shim‘ōn him­self affirmed faithfulness, and after being immersed, he continued on with Philip. And as he observed signs and great miracles taking place, he was constantly amazed.
14 14 Now when the emissaries in Yerūshalayim heard that Shōmrōn had received the word of the Al­mĭgh­ty, they sent them Peter and Yōḥanan, 15 who came down and prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spĭr­it, 16 because he had not yet fallen upon any of them. They had only been immersed in the name of Adŏ­nai Yĕshūa̒. 17 Then they were laying their hands on them, and they were receiving the Holy Spĭr­it.
18 18 Now when Shim‘ōn saw that the Spĭr­it was bestowed through the laying on of the emissaries’ hands, he offered them money, 19 saying, “Give this authority to me as well, so that everyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spĭr­it.” 20 But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of the Al­mĭgh­ty with money! 21 You have no part or portion in this matter, because your heart is not right before the Al­mĭgh­ty. 22 Therefore repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray to Yăhwēh that if possible, the intention of your heart may be forgiven you. 23 Because I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bondage of iniquity.” 24 So Shim‘ōn answered and said, “Plead yourselves for me to Yăhwēh, so that nothing may come upon me of what you have said.”
An Ethiopian Receives Mĕssiah
25 25 And so, when they had thoroughly testified and spoken the word of Yăhwēh, they returned to Yerūshalayim. Besides they had been proclaiming the good news to many villages of the Shōmrōni̱m.
26 26 But a messenger from Yăhwēh spoke to Philip saying, “Arise and go south to the road that descends from Yerūshalayim to A‘zzah.” This is a desert road. 27 And he arose and went, and behold, there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. And he had come to Yerūshalayim to worship. 28 And he was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Yesha‘yahū. 29 And the Spĭr­it said to Philip, “Go up and join this chariot.” 30 And when Philip had run up, he heard him reading Yesha‘yahū the prophet, and said, “Do you understand what you are reading?” 31 And he said, “Well, how could I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
32 32 Now the passage of Scripture which he was reading was this: “He was led as a sheep to slaughter, and as a lamb before its shear­er is silent, so he is not going to open his mouth. 33 With humiliation a just judgment was denied him. Who will ponder it in his generation? For his life is removed from the earth.” 34 And the eunuch an­swered Philip and said, “Please tell me, of whom does the prophet say this? Of himself, or of someone else?” 35 And Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture he proclaimed Yĕshūa̒ to him.
36 36 And as they went along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “Look! Water! What prevents me from being im­mers­ed?” 38 And he ordered the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch, and he immersed him. 39 And when they came up out of the water, the Spĭr­it of Yăhwēh snatched Philip away. And the eunuch saw him no more, but went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip found him­self at A’shdōd, and as he passed through he had been proclaiming the good news to all the cities, until he came to Caesarea.

Acts 9

The Conversion of Sha’ūl
1 Now Sha’ūl, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of Yăhwēh, went to the high priest, and asked for letters from him to the congregations at Dammeseq, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men, besides also women, he might bring them bound to Yerūshalayim.
3 And it came about that as he jour­neyed, he was approaching Dammeseq, and suddenly a light from heaven shone around him, and he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Sha’ūl, Sha’ūl, why are you persecuting me?” And he said, “Who are you, Adŏ­nai?” And he said, “I am Yĕshūa̒ whom you are persecuting, but rise, and enter the city, and it will be told you what you must do.”
7 And the men who traveled with him stood speechless, hearing the voice, but seeing no one. And Sha’ūl got up from the ground, and though his eyes were open, he could see nothing. And leading him by the hand, they brought him into Dammeseq. And he was three days without sight, and neither ate nor drank.
10 10 Now there was a certain disciple at Dammeseq, named Ḥananyah, and Yăhwēh said to him in a vision, “Ḥananyah!” And he said, “Behold, here am I, Yăhwēh.” 11 And Yăhwēh said to him, “Arise and go to the street called Straight, and ask at the house of Yehūdah for a man from Tarsus named Sha’ūl, because behold, he is praying, 12 and he has seen in a vision a man named Ḥananyah come in and lay his hands on him, so that he might regain his sight.”
13 13 But Ḥananyah answered, “Yăhwēh, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he did to your holy ones at Yerūshalayim, 14 and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call upon your name.”
15 15 But Yăhwēh said to him, “Go, because he is my chosen instrument, to bear my name before the nations, and kings, and the sons of Yisra’ēl. 16 Indeed, I will show him how much it is necessary for him to suffer for my name’s sake.”
17 17 And Ḥananyah departed and entered the house, and after laying his hands on him said, “Brother Sha’ūl, Adŏ­nai Yĕshūa̒, who appeared to you on the road by which you were coming, has sent me so that you may regain your sight, and be filled with the Holy Spĭr­it.” 18 And immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he regained his sight, and he arose and was immersed, 19 and he took food and was strength­ened.
Sha’ūl Begins to Preach Messiah
19b 19b And it happened for some days he was with the disciples who were at Dammeseq, 20 and immediately he was proclaiming Yĕshūa̒ in the con­gre­gations, saying, “He is the Al­mĭgh­ty Sŏn.” 21 And all those hearing him had been amazed, and were saying, “Is this not he who in Yerūshalayim destroyed those who called on this name, and who had come here for the purpose of bringing them bound before the chief priests?” 22 But Sha’ūl kept increasing in strength and confounding the Yehūdi̱m who lived at Dammeseq by proving that this Yĕshūa̒ is the Mĕs­si­ah.
23 23 And when sufficient days had been fulfilled, the Yehūdi̱m plotted together to do him in, 24 but their plot became known to Sha’ūl. And they were also watching the gates day besides also night so that they might do him in, 25 but his disciples took him by night through the wall. They let him down, lowering him in a large basket.
26 26 And when he had come to Yerūshalayim, he had attempted to join the disciples. And they were all afraid of him, not trusting that he was a disciple. 27 But Bar-Nabba’ took hold of him and brought him to the emissaries and described to them how he had seen Yăhwēh on the road, and that he had talked to him, and how at Dammeseq he had spoken out boldly in the name of Yĕshūa̒. 28 Then he had been with them going in, and going out of Yerūshalayim, speaking out boldly in the name of Yăhwēh. 29 And he was talking and debating with the Greek Yehūdi̱m, but they had undertaken to do him in. 30 But when the brothers learned of it, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him away to Tarsus.
31 31 So the assembly throughout all Yehūdah and Gali̱l and Shōmrōn enjoyed peace, being built up, and, going on in the fear of Yăhwēh and in the comfort of the Holy Spĭr­it, it continued to increase.
Peter’s Ministry
32 32 Now it came about that as Peter was traveling through all those parts, he came down also to the holy ones who lived at Lōd. 33 And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, who was bedridden eight years, because he was paralyzed. 34 And Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Yĕshūa̒ the Mĕs­si­ah heals you. Arise, and make your bed.” And immediately he arose.
35 35 And all who lived at Lōd and Sharōn saw him, and they turned to Yăhwēh. 36 Now in Yafō there was a certain disciple named Tav̱i̱ta’ (which translated in Greek is called Dorcas). She had been full of good works, and charity, which she had been doing. 37 And it came about at that time that she fell sick and died, and when they had washed her body, they laid it in an upper room. 38 And since Lōd was near Yafō, the disciples, having heard that Peter was there, sent two men to him, entreating him, “Do not delay to come to us.”
39 39 And Peter arose and went with them. And when he had come, they brought him into the upper room. And all the widows stood beside him weeping, and showing all the tunics and garments that Dorcas used to make while she was with them. 40 But Peter sent them all out and knelt down and prayed, and turning to the body, he said, “Tav̱i̱ta’, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up. 41 And he gave her his hand and raised her up. And calling the holy ones and widows, he presented her alive. 42 And it became known all over Yafō, and many affirmed faithfulness to Yăhwēh. 43 And it came about that he stayed many days in Yafō with a certain tanner, Shim‘ōn.

Acts 10

Cornelius’s Vision
1 Now there was a certain man at Caesarea named Cor­ne­li­us, a centurion of what was called the Italian cohort, a devout man, and one who feared the Al­mĭgh­ty with all his household, and he gave many alms to the people, and prayed to the Al­mĭgh­ty continually. About the ninth hour of the day he clearly saw in a vision the messenger of the Al­mĭgh­ty come to him, and say to him, “Cornelius!” And fixing his gaze upon him and being much alarmed, he said, “What is it, Sir?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and alms have ascended as a memorial before the Al­mĭgh­ty. And now dispatch some men to Yafō, and send for a man named Shimō̒n, who is also called Peter. He is staying with a certain tanner named Shimō̒n, whose house is by the sea.”
7 And when the messenger who was speaking to him had departed, he summoned two of his servants and a devout soldier of those who were in constant attendance upon him, and after he had explained everything to them, he sent them to Yafō.
9 And on the next day, as they were on their way, and approaching the city, Peter went up on the housetop about the sixth hour to pray. 10 And he became hungry, and was desiring to eat, but while they were making preparations, he fell into a trance. 11 And he beheld the heaven opened up, and a certain object like a great sheet coming down, lowered by four corners to the ground, 12 and there were in it all kinds of four-footed animals and crawling creat­ures of the earth and birds of the air.  13 And a voice came to him, “Arise, Peter, kill and eat!”  14 But Peter said, “By no means, Sir, because I have never eaten anything common or unclean.” 
15 15 And again a voice came to him a second time, “What the Al­mĭgh­ty has cleansed, you shall not make common.”  16 And this happened three times. And immediately the object was taken up into heaven.
17 17 Now while Peter was greatly perplexed in mind as to what the vision which he had seen might be, behold, the men who were sent by Cornelius, having asked directions for Shimō̒n’s house, appeared at the gate. 18 And calling out, they were asking whether Shimō̒n, who was also called Peter, was staying there. 19 And while Peter was reflecting on the vision, the Spĭr­it said to him, “Behold, three men are looking for you. 20 But arise, go downstairs, and accompany them without misgivings, because I have sent them Myself.”
21 21 And Peter went down to the men and said, “Behold, I am the one you are looking for. What is the reason for which you have come?”
22 22 And they said, “Cornelius, a centurion, a righteous and the God-fearing man well spoken of by the entire nation of the Yehūdi̱m, was divinely directed by the holy Messenger to send for you to come to his house and hear a message from you.” 23 And so he invited them in and gave them lodging.
Peter at Caesarea
23b 23b And on the next day he arose and went away with them, and some of the brothers from Yafō accom­panied him.
24 24 And on the following day he entered Caesarea. Now Cor­nelius was waiting for them, and had called together his relatives and close friends. 25 And when it came about that Peter entered, Cornelius met him, and fell at his feet and honored him.  26 But Peter raised him up, saying, “Stand up! I too am just a man.”
27 27 And as he talked with him, he entered, and found many people assembled. 28 And he said to them, “You yourselves know how taboo it is for a man who is a Yehūdi̱ to associate with a foreigner or to visit him, and yet the Al­mĭgh­ty has shown me that I should call no man common or unclean.  29 That is why I came without even raising any objection when I was sent for. And so I ask for what reason you have sent for me.”
30 30 And Cornelius said, “From the fourth day until this hour, I was praying in my house during the ninth hour. And behold, a man stood before me in shining garments, 31 and he said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before the Al­mĭgh­ty. 32 Send therefore to Yafō and invite Shimō̒n, who is also called Peter, to come to you. He is staying at the house of Shimō̒n the tanner by the sea.’ 33 And so I sent to you immediately, and you have been kind enough to come. Now then, we are all here present before the Al­mĭgh­ty to hear all that you have been commanded by Yăhwēh.” 
Non Yehūdi̱m Hear Good News
34 34 And opening his mouth, Peter said: “I most certainly understand now that the Al­mĭgh­ty is not one to show partiality, 35 but in every nation the one fearing him and working righteousness, is acceptable to him.”
36 36 “The word which he sent to the sons of Yisra’ēl, proclaiming shalōm through Yĕshūa̒ the Mĕs­si­ah (he is Adŏ­nai of all)—37 you yourselves know the thing which took place throughout all Yehūdah, starting from Gali̱l, after the immersion which Yōḥanan proclaimed. 38 You know of Yĕshūa̒ of Netsaret, how the Al­mĭgh­ty anointed him with the Holy Spĭr­it and with power, and how he went about doing good, and healing all who were oppressed by the Accuser, because the Al­mĭgh­ty was with him.”
39 39 “And we are witnesses of all the things he did both in the land of the Yehūdi̱m and in Yerūshalayim. And they also put him to death by crucifying him on a tree. 40 The Al­mĭgh­ty raised him up on the third day, and granted that he should become visible, 41 not to all the people, but to witnesses who were chosen beforehand by the Al­mĭgh­ty, that is, to us, who ate and drank with him after he arose from the dead.”
42 42 “And he ordered us to pro­claim to the people, and thoroughly to testify that this is the One who has been appointed by the Al­mĭgh­ty as Judge of the living and the dead. 43 About this one all the prophets testify, concerning the forgiveness of sins to be received through his name, by everyone affirming faithfulness to him.”
44 44 While Peter was still speak­ing these words, the Holy Spĭr­it fell upon all those who were listening to the message. 45 And all the circum­cised faithful who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spĭr­it was poured out upon the nations also. 46 For they were hearing them speaking with lan­guages and exalting the Al­mĭgh­ty.
46b 46b Then Peter responded, 47 “Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be immersed who have received the Holy Spĭr­it just as we did, can he?”  48 And he ordered them to be im­mersed in the name of Yĕshūa̒ the Mĕs­si­ah. Then they asked him to stay on for a few days.

Acts 11

Peter Reports at Yerūshalayim
1 Now the emissaries and the brothers who were through­out Yehūdah heard that the nations also had received the word of the Al­mĭgh­ty. And when Peter came up to Yerūshalayim, those who were circum­cised took issue with him, saying, “You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them!?”
4 But Peter began speaking and proceeded to explain to them in orderly sequence, saying, “I was in the city of Yafō praying. And in a trance I saw a vision, a certain object coming down like a great sheet low­ered by four corners from the heaven, and it came right down to me. And when I had fixed my gaze upon it and was observing it I saw the four-footed animals of the earth and the wild beasts and the crawling creat­ures and the birds of the air. And I also heard a voice saying to me, ‘Arise, Peter! Kill and eat.’ But I said, ‘By no means, Sir, for nothing common or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’ But a voice from heaven answered a second time, ‘What the Al­mĭgh­ty has cleansed, you shall not make common.’ 10 And this happened three times, and every­thing was drawn back up into heaven.”
11 11 “And behold, at that moment three men appeared before the house in which we were staying, having been sent to me from Caesarea. 12 And the Spĭr­it told me to go with them without misgivings. And these six brothers also went with me, and we entered the man’s house. 13 And he reported to us how he had seen the messenger standing in his house, and saying, ‘Send to Yafō, and have Shim‘ōn, who is also called Peter, brought here. 14 And he will speak words to you by which you will be saved, you and all your household.’”
15 15 “And as I began to speak, the Holy Spĭr­it fell upon them, just as he did upon us at the beginning. 16 And I remembered the word of Adŏ­nai, how he used to say, ‘Yōḥanan immersed with water, but you will be immersed with the Holy Spĭr­it.’ 17 If the Al­mĭgh­ty therefore gives to them the same gift as also to us affirming faithfulness to Adŏ­nai Yĕshūa̒ the Mĕs­si­ah, who was I that I could stand in the Al­mĭgh­ty’s way?”
18 18 And when they heard this, they fell silent, and glorified the Al­mĭgh­ty, saying, “Well then, the Al­mĭgh­ty has allowed to the nations also the repentance that leads to life.”
The Assembly at Antioch
19 19 So then those who were scat­tered because of the persecution that arose in connection with Stephen made their way to Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except to Yehūdi̱m alone. 20 But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who came to Antioch and were speaking to the Greeks also, proclaiming Adŏ­nai Yĕshūa̒. 21 And the hand of Yăhwēh was with them, and a large number, that affirmed faithfulness turned to Yăhwēh.
22 22 And the news about them reached the ears of the assembly at Yerūshalayim, and they sent Bar-Nabba’ off to Antioch. 23 Then when he had come and witnessed the loving-kindness of the Al­mĭgh­ty, he rejoiced and was encouraging them all with resolute heart to remain true to Yăhwēh, 24 because he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spĭr­it and of faithfulness. And considerable num­bers were brought to Yăhwēh.
25 25 And he left for Tarsus to look for Sha’ūl, 26 and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. And it came about that for an entire year they met with the assembly, and taught considerable numbers, and the disciples were first called Messianics in Antioch.
27 27 Now at this time some prophets came down from Yerūshalayim to Antioch. 28 And one of them named A’gav̱ stood up and was indicating by the Spĭr­it that there would certainly be a great famine all over the inhabited land. And this took place in the reign of Claudius. 29 And in the proportion that any of the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a con­tribution for the relief of the brothers living in Yehūdah. 30 And this they did, sending it in charge of Bar-Nabba’ and Sha’ūl to the elders.

Acts 12

Peter’s Arrest During Passover
1 Now about that time Herod the king laid hands on some from the assembly, in order to harm them. And he had Ya‘aqōv̱ the brother of Yōḥanan put to death with a sword. And when he saw that it pleased the Yehūdi̱m, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. Now it had been the days of Unleavened Bread. And when he had seized him, he put him in prison, delivering him to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out before the people. So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the assembly to the Al­mĭgh­ty.
6 And on the very night when Herod was about to bring him forward, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains. And guards in front of the door were watching over the prison. And behold, the messenger of Yăhwēh suddenly appeared, and a light shone in the cell, and he struck Peter’s side and roused him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And his chains fell off his hands. And the messenger said to him, “Gird yourself and put on your sandals.” And he did so. And he said to him, “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me.”
9 And he went out and continued to follow, and he did not know that what was being done by the messenger was real, but thought he was seeing a vision. 10 And when they had passed the first and second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened for them by itself. And they went out and went along one street, and immediately the messenger departed from him. 11 And when Peter came to himself, he said, “Now I know for sure that Yăhwēh has sent forth his messenger and rescued me from the hand of Herod and all the expectation of the people of the Yehūdi̱m.”
12 12 And when he realized this, he went to the house of Miryam, the mother of Yōḥanan who was also called Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying. 13 And when he knocked at the door of the gate, a servant-girl named Rōdi̱ came to answer. 14 And when she recognized Peter’s voice, because of her joy she did not open the gate, but ran in and announced that Peter was standing in front of the gate. 15 And they said to her, “You are out of your mind!” But she kept insisting that it was so. And they kept saying, “It is his messenger.” 16 But Peter continued knocking, and when they had opened, they saw him and were amazed. 17 But motioning to them with his hand to be silent, he described to them how Yăhwēh had led him out of the prison. And he said, “Report these things to Ya‘aqōv̱ and the brothers.” And he departed and went to another place.
18 18 Now when day came, there was no small disturbance among the soldiers as to what could have become of Peter. 19 And when Herod had searched for him and had not found him, he examined the guards and ordered that they be led away to execution. And he went down from Yehūdah to Caesarea and was spending time there.
Herod's Blasphemy And Death
20 20 Now he was very angry with the people of Tsōr and Tsi̱dōn. And with one accord they came to him, and having won over Blastus the king’s chamberlain, they were asking for peace, because their country was fed by the king’s country. 21 And on an appointed day Herod, having put on his royal apparel, took his seat on the platform and was delivering an address to them. 22 And the people kept crying out, “The voice of a god and not of a man!” 23 And im­me­diately the messenger of Yăhwēh struck him because he did not give the Al­mĭgh­ty the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died.
24 24 But the word of Yăhwēh con­tinued to grow and to be multiplied. 25 And Bar-Nabba’ and Sha’ūl re­turned from Yerūshalayim when they had fulfilled their mission, taking along with them Yōḥanan, who was also called Mark.

Acts 13

Paul's First Missionary Journey
1 Now there were at Antioch, in the assembly that was there, prophets and teachers: Bar­Nabba’, and Shim‘ōn who was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Menaḥēm who was brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Sha’ūl. And while they were ministering to Yăhwēh and fasting, the Holy Spĭr­it said, “Set apart for me Bar-Nabba’ and Sha’ūl for the work to which I have called them.” Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
4 So, being sent out by the Holy Spĭr­it, they went down to Seleucia and from there they sailed to Cyprus. And when they reached Salamis, they were proclaiming the word of the Al­mĭgh­ty in the congregations of the Yehūdi̱m, and they also had Yōḥanan as their helper. And when they had gone through the whole island as far as Paphos, they found a certain magician, a Yehūdi̱ false prophet whose name was Bar-Yeshua, who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence. This man sum­moned Bar-Nabba’ and Sha’ūl and sought to hear the word of the Al­mĭgh­ty.
8 But A’li̱ma’ the magician (for thus his name is translated) was opposing them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith. But Sha’ūl, who was also known as Paul, filled with the Holy Spĭr­it, fixed his gaze upon him, 10 and said, “You who are full of all deceit and fraud, you son of the Accuser, you enemy of all justice, will you not cease to make crooked the straight ways of Yăhwēh? 11 And now, behold, the hand of Yăhwēh is upon you, and you will be blind and not see the sun for a time.” And immediately a mist and a darkness fell upon him, and he went about seeking those who would lead him by the hand. 12 Then the proconsul affirmed faith­ful­ness when he saw what had hap­pened, being amazed at the teaching of Yăhwēh.
13 13 Now Paul and his com­pan­ions put out to sea from Paphos and came to Perga in Pamphylia, and Yōḥanan left them and returned to Yerūshalayim. 14 But going on from Perga, they arrived at Pisidian An­ti­och, and on the Shabbat day they went into the congregation and sat down. 15 And after the reading of the Law and the prophets the con­gre­gation officials sent to them, saying, “Brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say it.”
16 16 And Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand, he said, “Men of Yisra’ēl, and you who fear the Al­mĭgh­ty, listen! 17 The Al­mĭgh­ty of this people Yisra’ēl chose our fathers, and made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm he led them out from it. 18 And for a period of about forty years he put up with them in the wilderness. 19 And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Kena‘an, he caused them to inherit their land about four hundred and fifty years. 20 Also after these things he gave them judges, until Shemū’ēl the pro­phet. 21 And then they asked for a king, and the Al­mĭgh­ty gave them Sha’ūl the son of Qi̱sh, a man of the tribe of Binyamin, for forty years. 22 And after he had removed him, he raised up Daυi̱d to be their king, concerning whom he also testified and said, ‘I have found Daυi̱d the son of Yishai̱, a man after my heart, who will do all my will.’”
23 23 “From the offspring of this man, according to promise, the Al­mĭgh­ty has brought to Yisra’ēl a Savior, Yĕshūa̒, 24 after Yōḥanan had pro­claimed before his coming an im­mersion of repentance to all the people of Yisra’ēl. 25 And while Yōḥanan was completing his course, he kept saying, ‘What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. But behold, one is coming after me the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.’”
26 26 “Brothers, sons of A’v̱raham’s family, and those among you who fear the Al­mĭgh­ty, to us the word of this salvation is sent out, 27 because those who live in Yerūshalayim, and their rulers, recognizing neither him nor the utterances of the prophets, which are read every Shabbat, fulfilled these by condemning him. 28 And though they found no ground for putting him to death, they asked Pilate that he be executed. 29 And when they had carried out all that was written concerning him, they took him down from the cross and laid him in a tomb.”
30 30 “But the Al­mĭgh­ty raised him from the dead, 31 and for many days he appeared to those who came up with him from Gali̱l to Yerūshalayim, the very ones who are now his witnesses to the people.”
32 32 “And we proclaim to you the good news of the promise made to the fathers, 33 because the Al­mĭgh­ty has fulfilled this promise to our children in that he raised up Yĕshūa̒, as it is also written in the second Psalm, ‘You are my Sŏn. Today I have brought you forth.’ 34 And as for the fact that he raised him up from the dead, no more to return to decay, he has spoken in this way, ‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings of Daυi̱d.’ 35 Therefore he also says in another Psalm, ‘You will not allow your Holy One to undergo decay.’ 36 Because Daυi̱d, after he had served the purpose of the Al­mĭgh­ty in his own generation, fell asleep, and was laid among his fathers, and underwent decay, 37 but he whom the Al­mĭgh­ty raised did not undergo decay.”
38 38 “Therefore let it be known to you men, brothers, that through this one forgiveness of sins is being pro­claimed to you, even from all which you are not able by the Law of Mōshēh to satisfy justice. 39 In this one every­one affirming faithfulness has jus­tice done.”
40 40 “Take heed therefore, so that the thing spoken of in the prophets may not come upon you, 41 ‘Behold, you scoffers, and marvel, and perish, because I am accomplishing a work in your days, a work which you will never affirm to be faithful, though some­one should describe it to you.’”
42 42 And as Paul and Bar-Nabba’ were going out, the people kept begging that these things might be spoken to them the next Shabbat. 43 Now when the congregation had broken up, many of the Yehūdi̱m and of the God-fearing proselytes followed Paul and Bar-Nabba’, who, speaking to them, were urging them to continue in the loving-kindness of the Al­mĭgh­ty.
Paul Turns to the Nations
44 44 And the next Shabbat nearly the whole city assembled to hear the word of the Al­mĭgh­ty. 45 But when the Yehūdi̱m saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy, and were contradicting the things spoken by Paul, and were blaspheming. 46 And Paul and Bar-Nabba’ spoke out boldly and said, “It was necessary that the word of the Al­mĭgh­ty should be spoken to you first. Since you re­pu­diate it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, behold, we are turning to the nations. 47 For thus Yăhwēh has commanded us, ‘I have placed you as a light for the nations, that you should bring salvation to the end of the earth.”
48 48 And when the nations heard this, they were rejoicing and glorify­ing the word of Yăhwēh. And as many as had been determined to have everlasting life affirmed faithfulness. 49 And the word of Yăhwēh was being spread through the whole region.
50 50 But the Yehūdi̱m aroused the devout women of prominence and the leading men of the city, and instigated a persecution against Paul and Bar-Nabba’, and drove them out of their district. 51 But they shook off the dust of their feet in protest against them and went to Iconium. 52 And the disciples were continually filled with joy and with the Holy Spĭr­it.

Acts 14

Acceptance and Opposition
1 And it came about that in Iconium they entered the con­gregation of the Yehūdi̱m together, and spoke in such a manner that a great number affirmed to be faithful from among the Yehūdi̱m, as well as also of the Greeks. But the Yehūdi̱m who were disloyal stirred up and ruined the minds of the pagans against the brothers. Therefore they consumed a considerable time there speaking boldly for Yăhwēh, who was bearing witness to the word of his loving-kindness, granting that signs and wonders be done by their hands. But the multitude of the city was divided, and some sided with the Yehūdi̱m, and some with the emissaries.
5 And when an attempt was made by both the pagans and the Yehūdi̱m with their rulers, to mistreat and to stone them, they became aware of it and fled to the cities of Lycaonia, Lystra and Derbe, and the surrounding region. And there they continued to proclaim the good news.
8 And at Lystra there was sitting a certain man, without strength in his feet, lame from his mother’s womb, who had never walked. This man was listening to Paul as he spoke, who, when he had fixed his gaze upon him, and had seen that he had the courage to be made well, 10 said with a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet.” And he leaped up and was walking. 11 And when the crowds saw what Paul had done, they raised their voice, saying in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have become like men and have come down to us.”
12 12 And they were calling Bar-Nabba’, Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker. 13 And the priest of Zeus, whose Temple was just outside the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, and wanted to offer sacrifice with the crowds.
14 14 But when the emissaries, Bar-Nabba’ and Paul, heard of it, they tore their robes and rushed out into the crowd, crying out 15 and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? We are also men of the same nature as you, and proclaim the good news to you in order that you should turn from these vain things to a living Al­mĭgh­ty, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that is in them. 16 And in the generations gone by he permitted all the nations to go their own ways, 17 and yet he did not leave himself without witness, in that he did good and gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satis­fying your hearts with food and gladness.” 18 And even saying these things, they with difficulty restrained the crowds from offering sacrifice to them.
19 19 But Yehūdi̱m came from Antioch and Iconium, and having won over the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing him to be dead. 20 But while the disciples stood around him, he arose and entered the city. And the next day he went away with Bar-Nabba’ to Derbe.
21 21 And after they had pro­claimed the good news to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch, 22 strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty.” 23 And when they had appointed elders for them in every assembly, having prayed with fasting, they commended them to Yăhwēh, in whom they had affirmed to be faithful.
24 24 And they passed through Pisidia and came into Pamphylia. 25 And when they had spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia, 26 and from there they sailed to An­tioch, from which they had been com­men­ded with the loving-kindness of the Al­mĭgh­ty for the work that they had accomplished.
27 27 And when they had arrived and gathered the assembly together, they were reporting all things that the Al­mĭgh­ty had done with them and how he had opened a door of faithfulness to the nations. 28 And they spent a long time with the dis­ciples.

Acts 15

The Yerūshalayim Council
1 And some men came down from Yehūdah and were teach­ing the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the ‘custom of Mōshēh’, you cannot be saved.” And when Paul and Bar-Nabba’ had great dissension and debate with them, they determined that Paul and Bar-Nabba’ and certain others of them should go up to Yerūshalayim to the emissaries and elders concerning this issue.
3 Therefore, being sent on their way by the assembly, they were passing through both Phoenicia and Shōmrōn, describing in detail the conversion of the nations, and were bringing great joy to all the bro­thers. And when they arrived at Yerūshalayim, they were received by the assembly and the emissaries and the elders, and they reported all that the Almĭghty had done with them.
5 But some of those from the party of the Perūshi̱m, having affirmed faithfulness, were saying, “Because it is necessary to order them to circumcision besides to keep the law of Mōshēh.”
6 And the emissaries and the elders came together to look into this matter. And after there was much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, “Brothers, you know that in the early days the Almĭghty made a choice among you, that by my mouth the nations should hear the word of the good news and affirm to be faithful. And the Almĭghty, who knows the heart, has borne witness to them, giving them the Holy Spĭrit, just as he also did to us, and he will have made no distinction between us and them, by the faith having cleansed their hearts.
10 10 Now therefore why do you put the Almĭghty to the test by placing upon the neck of the disciples a yoke which neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear? 11 But we affirm faithfulness to be saved through the loving-kindness of A’dŏnai̱ Yĕshūa̒, in the same way as they also are.”
12 12 And all the gathering fell silent, and they were listening to Bar-Nabba’ and Paul as they were relating what signs and wonders the Almĭghty had done through them among the nations.
Ya‘aqōv̱’s Judgment
13 13 And after they had stopped speaking, Ya‘aqōv̱ answered, saying, “bro­thers, listen to me. 14 Shim‘ōn has related how the Almĭghty first concerned himself about taking from among the nations a people for his name. 15 And with this the words of the prophets agree, just as it is written, 16 “After these things I will return, and I will rebuild the tabernacle of Daυi̱d which has fallen, and I will rebuild its ruins, and I will restore it, 17 in order that the rest of mankind may seek Yah­weh, and all the nations who are called by my name, 18 says Yah­weh, who makes these things known from time immemorial.”
19 19 Therefore it is my judgment that we do not trouble those who are turning to the Almĭghty from among the nations, 20 but that we write to them that they keep themselves from the defilements of idols and from fornication and from what is strangled and from blood. 21 For Mōshēh from ancient generations has in every city those who proclaim him, since he is read in the congregations every Shabbat.”
22 22 Then it seemed good to the emissaries and the elders, with the whole assembly, to choose men from among them to send to Antioch with Paul and Bar-Nabba’, Yehūdah called Bar-Shabba’, and Si̱la’, leading men among the brothers, 23 and they sent this letter by them, “The emissaries and the brothers who are elders, to the brothers in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia who are from the nations, greetings. 24 Since we have heard that some of our number to whom we gave no instruction have disturbed you with their words, unsettling your souls, 25 it seemed good to us, having become of one mind, to select men to send to you with our beloved Bar-Nabba’ and Paul, 26 men who have risked their lives for the name of our A’dŏnai̱ Yĕshūa̒ the Mes­si­ah. 27 Therefore we have sent Yehūdah and Si̱la’, who themselves will also re­port the same things by word of mouth.”
28 28 “Indeed it seemed good to the Holy Spĭrit and to us to lay upon you no more burden except these necessities: 29 that you keep yourselves away from idol sacrifices, and blood, and things strangled, and from fornication, from which things keeping yourselves free well you will do. Be strong!”
30 30 So, when they were sent away, they went down to Antioch, and having gathered the congregation together, they delivered the letter. 31 And when they had read it, they rejoiced because of its encourage­ment. 32 And Yehūdah and Si̱la’, also being prophets themselves, en­couraged and strengthened the bro­thers with a lengthy message. 33 And after they had spent time there, they were sent away from the bro­thers in peace to those who had sent them out. 34 But it seemed good to Si̱la’ to remain there. 35 But Paul and Bar-Nabba’ stayed in Antioch, teaching and proclaiming, with many others also, the word of Yah­weh.
Paul's Second Missionary Journey
36 36 And after some days Paul said to Bar-Nabba’, “Let us return and visit the brothers in every city in which we proclaimed the word of Yah­weh, and see how they are.” 37 And Bar-Nabba’ was desirous of taking Yōḥanan, called Mark, along with them also. 38 But Paul kept insisting that they should not take him along who had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone with them to the work. 39 And there arose such a sharp disagreement that they separated from one another, and Bar-Nabba’ took Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus.
40 40 But Paul chose Si̱la’ and departed, being committed by the brothers to the loving-kindness of Yah­weh. 41 And he was traveling through Syria and Cilicia, strength­ening the assemblies.

Acts 16

The Macedonian Vision
1 And he came also to Derbe and to Lystra. And behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Yehūdi̱t woman who was one of the faithful, but his father was a Greek, and he was well spoken of by the brothers who were in Lystra and Iconium. Paul wanted this man to go with him, and he took him and circumcised him through the Yehūdi̱m who were in those parts, because they all knew that his father was a Greek.
4 Now while they were passing through the cities, they were delivering the decrees, which were decided upon by the emissaries and elders who were in Yerūshalayim, for them to observe. So the assemblies were being strengthened in the faith, and were increasing in number daily.
6 And they passed through the Phrygian and Galatian region, having been forbidden by the Holy Spĭrit to speak the word in Asia. And when they had come to Mysia, they were trying to go into Bithynia, and the Spĭrit of Yĕshūa̒ did not permit them, and passing by Mysia, they came down to Troas.
9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night. A certain man of Mace­donia was standing and appeal­ing to him, and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” 10 And when he had seen the vision, imme­diately we sought to go into Mace­donia, concluding that the Almĭghty had called us to proclaim the good news to them.
11 11 Therefore putting out to sea from Troas, we ran a straight course to Samothrace, and on the day following to Neapolis, 12 and from there to Philippi, which is a leading city of the district of Macedonia, a Roman colony. And we were staying in this city for some days. 13 And on the Shabbat day we went outside the gate to a riverside, where we were supposing that there would be a place of prayer. And we sat down and began speaking to the women who had assembled.
Lydia Learns The Messiah Has Come
14 14 And a certain woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple fabrics, a worshiper of the Almĭghty, was listening, and Yăhwēh opened her heart to respond to the things spoken by Paul. 15 And when she and her household were immersed, she urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to Yăhwēh, come into my house and stay.” And she prevailed upon us.
16 16 And it happened that as we were going to the place of prayer, a certain slave-girl having a spirit of divination met us, who was bringing her masters much profit by fortune­telling. 17 Following after Paul and us, she kept crying out, saying, “These men are servants of the Almĭghty, Most High, who are pro­claim­ing to you the Way of salva­tion.” 18 And she continued doing this for many days. But Paul was greatly annoyed, and turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Yĕshūa̒ the Mes­si­ah to come out of her!” And it came out at that very moment.
19 19 But when her masters saw that their hope of profit was gone, they seized Paul and Si̱la’ and dragged them into the market place before the authorities, 20 and when they had brought them to the chief magistrates, they said, “These men are throwing our city into confusion, being Yehūdi̱m, 21 and are proclaiming customs which it is not lawful for us to accept or to observe, being Romans.”
Paul and Si̱la’ Imprisoned
22 22 And the crowd rose up together against them, and the chief magistrates tore their robes off them, and proceeded to order them to be beaten with rods. 23 And when they had inflicted many blows upon them, they threw them into prison, com­manding the jailer to guard them securely. 24 And he, having received such a command, threw them into the inner prison, and fastened their feet in the stocks.
25 25 But about midnight Paul and Si̱la’ were praying and singing hymns of praise to the Almĭghty, and the prisoners were listening to them. 26 And suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken, and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s chains were unfastened. 27 And when the jailer was roused out of sleep and had seen the prison doors opened, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped. 28 But Paul cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Do yourself no harm, because we are all here!”
29 29 And he called for lights and rushed in and, trembling with fear, he fell down before Paul and Si̱la’, 30 and after he brought them out, he said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
The Jailer Converted
31 31 And they said, “Affirm faithfulness to A’dŏnai̱ Yĕshūa̒, and you will be saved, you and your household.” 32 And they spoke the word of Yăhwēh to him together with all who were in his house.
33 33 And he took them that very hour of the night and washed their wounds, and immediately he was immersed, he and all his household. 34 And he brought them into his house and set food before them, and rejoiced greatly, having affirmed faithfulness to the Almĭghty with his whole household.
35 35 Now when day came, the chief magistrates sent their police­men, saying, “Release those men.” 36 And the jailer reported these words to Paul, saying, “The chief magistrates have sent to release you. Now therefore, come out and go in peace.” 37 But Paul said to them, “They have beaten us in public without trial, men who are Romans, and have thrown us into prison, and now are they sending us away se­cretly? No indeed! But let them come themselves and bring us out.”
38 38 And the policemen reported these words to the chief magistrates. And they were afraid when they heard that they were Romans, 39 and they came and appealed to them, and when they had brought them out, they kept begging them to leave the city. 40 And they went out of the prison and entered the house of Lydia, and when they saw the bro­thers, they encouraged them and de­parted.

Acts 17

Three Shabbats In Thessalonica
1 Now when they had traveled through Amphipolis and Apol­lonia, they came to Thes­sa­lo­nica, where there was a congregation of the Yehūdi̱m. And according to Paul’s custom, he went to them, and for three Shabbats reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explain­ing and giving evidence that the Mes­si­ah had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, “This Yĕshūa̒ whom I am proclaiming to you is the Mĕs­si­ah.” And some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Si̱la’, along with a great multitude of the Gŏd-fearing Greeks and a number of the leading women.
5 But the Yehūdi̱m, becoming jeal­ous and taking along some wicked men from the market place, formed a mob and set the city in an uproar, and coming upon the house of Jason, they were seeking to bring them out to the people. And when they did not find them, they were dragging Jason and some brothers before the city authorities, shouting, “These men who have upset the world have come here also. And Jason has welcomed them, and they all act contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, Yĕshūa̒.” And they stirred up the crowd and the city authorities who heard these things. And when they had received a pledge from Jason and the others, they released them.
Bereans Testing Paul’s Message
10 10 And the brothers immediately sent Paul and Si̱la’ away by night to Berea. And when they arrived, they went into the congregation of the Yehūdi̱m. 11 Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thes­salonica, because they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily, to see whether these things were so. 12 Many of them therefore affirmed faithfulness, along with a number of prominent Greek women and men.
13 13 But when the Yehūdi̱m of Thes­salonica found out that the word of the Almĭghty was proclaimed by Paul in Berea also, they came there like­wise, agitating and stirring up the crowds. 14 And then immediately the brothers sent Paul out to go as far as the sea. And Si̱la’ and Timothy remained there. 15 Now those who conducted Paul brought him as far as Athens, and receiving a command for Si̱la’ and Timothy to come to him as soon as possible, they departed.
Paul Meets The Greek Philosophers
16 16 Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was being provoked within him as he was beholding the city full of idols. 17 So he was reasoning in the congregation with the Yehūdi̱m and the proselytes, and in the market place every day with those who happened to be present.
18 18 And also some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers were conversing with him. And some were saying, “What would this idle babbler wish to say?” others, “He seems to be a proclaimer of strange de­ities,”—because he was pro­claim­ing Yĕshūa̒ and the resur­rec­tion. 19 And they took him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, “May we know what this new teaching is which you are proclaiming? 20 Because you are bringing some strange things to our ears. We want to know therefore what these things mean.” 21  (Now all the Athenians and the strangers visiting there used to spend their time in nothing other than telling or hearing something new.)
The Altar To The Unknown Almighty
22 22 So Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I observe that you are very religious in all respects, 23 because while I was passing through and examining the objects of your worship, I also found an altar with this inscription, ‘to an unknown Almĭghty.’ What therefore you worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you.”
24 24 “The Almĭghty who made the world and all things in it, since he is A’dŏnēi̱ of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. 25 Neither is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all life and breath and all things.”
26 26 “And he made from one man, every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined the ordered seasons, and the boundaries of their habitation, 27 that they should seek the Almĭghty, if perhaps they might grope for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us, 28 because in him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are his offspring.’ 29 Being then the offspring of the Almĭghty, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and thought of man.”
30 30 “Therefore having disregarded the times of ignorance, the Almĭghty is now declaring to men, that all everywhere should repent, 31 because he has fixed a day in which he will judge the world in justice through a Man whom he has appoin­ted, having offered a faithful proof to all men by raising him from the dead.”
32 32 Now when they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some were sneering, but others said, “We will hear you again concerning this.”
33 33 So Paul went out of their midst. 34 But some men joined him and affirmed faithfulness, among whom also were Dionysius the Areopagite and a woman named Damaris and others with them.

Acts 18

Aquila Learns Mĕssiah Has Come
1 After these things he left Athens and went to Corinth. And he found a certain Yehūdi̱ named Aquila, a native of Pontus, having recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Yehūdi̱m to leave Rome. He came to them, and because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them and they were working, because by trade they were tent-makers.
4 And he was reasoning in the congregation every Shabbat. And he had been persuading Yehūdi̱m and Greeks. So when Si̱la’ and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul had been de­vot­ing himself completely to the word, thoroughly testifying to the Yehūdi̱m that Yĕshūa̒ was the Mĕs­si­ah. And when they resisted and blasphemed, he shook out his garments and said to them, “Your blood be upon your own heads! I am clean. From now on I will go to the nations.”
7 And he departed from there and went to the house of a certain man named Titius Eustace, a worshiper of the Al­mĭgh­ty, whose house was next to the place of congregation. And Crispus, the leader of the con­gregation, affirmed faithfulness to Yăhwēh with all his household, and many of the Corinthians when they heard were affirming faithfulness and being immersed.
9 And Yăhwēh said to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent, 10 because I am with you, and no man will attack you in order to harm you, because I have many people in this city.” 11 And he settled there a year and six months, teaching the word of the Al­mĭgh­ty among them.
12 12 But while Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Yehūdi̱m with one accord rose up against Paul and brought him before the judgment seat, 13 saying, “This man persuades men to worship the Al­mĭgh­ty con­trary to the Law.” 14 But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Yehūdi̱m, “If it were a matter of wrong or of vicious crime, Yehūdi̱m, it would be reasonable for me to put up with you, 15 but if there are questions about words and names and your own Law, look after it yourselves. I am unwilling to be a judge of these matters.” 16 And he drove them away from the judgment seat. 17 And they all took hold of Sosthenes, the leader of the con­gre­gation, and were beating him in front of the judgment seat. And Gallio was not concerned about any of these things.
Paul’s Nazarite Vow
18 18 And Paul, having remained many days longer, took leave of the brothers and put out to sea for Syria, and with him were Priscilla and Aquila. In Cenchrea he had his hair cut, because he was keeping a vow.
19 19 And they came to Ephesus, and he left them there. Now he himself entered the congregation and reasoned with the Yehūdi̱m. 20 And when they asked him to stay for a longer time, he did not consent, 21 but taking leave of them and saying, “I will return to you again if the Al­mĭgh­ty wills,” he set sail from Ephesus.
22 22 And when he had landed at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the assembly, and went down to Antioch.
Paul’s Third Missionary Journey
23 23 And having spent some time there, he departed and passed suc­ces­sively through the Galatian region and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.
24 24 Now a certain Yehūdi̱ named Apol­los, an Alexandrian by birth, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus. And he was mighty in the Scriptures. 25 This man was instructed in the way of Yăhwēh, and being fervent in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the things concerning Yĕshūa̒, being acquainted only with the immersion of Yōḥanan. 26 And he began to speak out boldly in the con­gre­gation. But when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of the Al­mĭgh­ty precisely.
27 27 Then when he wanted to go across to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. And when he had arrived, he helped greatly those who had affirmed faithfulness, through Yăhwēh’s lov­ing kindness, 28 because he powerfully refuted the Yehūdi̱m in public, demon­strating by the Scriptures that Yĕshūa̒ was the Mĕs­si­ah.

Acts 19

Yōḥanan’s Disciples Learn Mĕssiah Has Come
1 And it came about that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper country came to Ephesus, and found some disciples, and he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spĭr­it when you affirmed faithfulness?” And they said to him, “No, we have not even heard whether there is a Holy Spĭr­it. And he said, “Into what then were you im­mersed?” And they said, “Into Yōḥanan’s immersion.” And Paul said, “Yōḥanan immersed with the immersion of repentance, telling the people they should affirm faithfulness to him who was coming after him, that is, to Yĕshūa̒.”
5 So having heard, they had been immersed in the name of A’dŏ­nai̱ Yĕshūa̒. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spĭr­it came on them, and they were speaking with languages and prophesying. And there were in all about twelve men.
8 And he entered the con­gre­gation and continued speaking out boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty. But when some were becoming hardened and disobedient, speaking evil of the Way before the multitude, he withdrew from them and took away the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus. 10 And this took place for two years, so that all who lived in Asia heard the word of Yăhwēh, both Yehūdi̱m and Greeks.
The Seven Sons Of Sceva
11 11 And the Al­mĭgh­ty was per­for­ming extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, 12 so that hand­ker­chiefs or aprons were even carried from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out.
13 13 But also some of the Yehūdi̱ exorcists, who went from place to place, attempted to name over those who had the evil spirits the name of A’dŏ­nai̱ Yĕshūa̒, saying, “I adjure you by Yĕshūa̒ whom Paul proclaims.” 14 And seven sons of one Seqēυah, a Yehūdi̱ high priest, were doing this. 15 And the evil spirit answered and said to them, “I recognize Yĕshūa̒, and I know about Paul, but who are you?” 16 And the man, in whom was the evil spirit, leaped on them and subdued all of them and overpowered them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
17 17 And this became known to all, both Yehūdi̱m and Greeks, who lived in Ephesus. And fear fell upon them all and the name of A’dŏ­nai̱ Yĕshūa̒ had been magnified. 18 Many also of those who had affirmed faithfulness kept coming, confessing and dis­closing their practices. 19 And many of those who practiced magic brought their scrolls together and were burning them in the sight of all. And they counted up the price of them and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. 20 So the word of Yăhwēh was growing mightily and prevailing.
21 21 Now after these things were finished, Paul purposed, by the Spĭrit, to go to Yerūshalayim after he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, saying, “After I have been there, I must also see Rome.” 22 And having sent into Macedonia two of those who ministered to him, Tim­othy and Erastus, he himself stayed in Asia for a while.
Demetrius the Silversmith
23 23 And about that time there arose no small disturbance con­cern­ing the Way, 24 because a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Artemis, was bringing no little business to the craftsmen. 25 These he gathered together with the workmen of similar trades, and said, “Men, you know that our prosperity depends upon this business. 26 And you see and hear that not only in Ephesus, but in almost all of Asia, this Paul has persuaded and turned away a considerable number of people, saying that gods made with hands are no gods at all. 27 And not only is there danger that this trade of ours may fall into disrepute, but also that the Temple of the great goddess Artemis may be considered as worthless and that she whom all of Asia and the world worship should even be dethroned from her magnificence.”
28 28 And when they heard this and were filled with rage, they were crying out, saying, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!” 29 And the city was filled with confusion, and they rushed with one accord into the theater, dragging along Gaius and Arist­archus, Paul’s traveling com­panions from Macedonia. 30 And when Paul wanted to go into the assembly, the disciples would not let him. 31 And also some of the Asiarchs who were friends of his sent to him and repeatedly urged him not to venture into the theater.
32 32 So then, some were shouting one thing and some another, because the assembly was in confusion, and the majority did not know for what cause they had come together. 33 And some of the crowd concluded it was Alexander, since the Yehūdi̱m had put him forward. And having motioned with his hand, Alexander was intending to make a defense to the assembly. 34 But when they recognized that he was a Yehūdi̱, a single outcry arose from them all as they shouted for about two hours, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”
35 35 And after quieting the crowd, the town clerk said, “Men of Ephesus, what man is there after all who does not know that the city of the Ephesians is guardian of the Temple of the great Artemis, and of the image which fell down from heaven? 36 Since then these are undeniable facts, you ought to keep calm and do nothing rash, 37 because you have brought these men here who are neither robbers of temples nor blas­phemers of our goddess.”
38 38 “So then, if Demetrius and the craftsmen who are with him have a complaint against any man, the courts are in session and proconsuls are available. Let them bring charges against one another. 39 And if you want anything beyond this, it will be settled in the lawful assembly, 40 because indeed we are in danger of being accused of a riot in connection with today’s affair, since there is no real cause for it. And in this connection we will be unable to account for this disorderly gath­ering.”
41 41 And after saying this he dismissed the assembly.

Acts 20

The Resurrection Shabbat Meeting
1 And after the uproar had ceased, Paul sent for the disciples, and when he had exhorted them and taken his leave of them, he departed to go to Macedonia.
2 And when he had gone through those districts and had given them much exhortation, he came to Greece. And there he spent three months, and when a plot was formed against him by the Yehūdi̱m, as he was about to set sail for Syria, he determined to return through Mac­edonia. And he was accompanied by Sopater of Berea, the son of Pyrrhus, and by Aristarchus and Se­cundus of the Thessalonians, and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy, and Tychicus and Trophimus of Asia.
5 But these had gone on ahead and were waiting for us at Troas. And we sailed during the days of unleavened bread from Philippi. And we came to them unto Troas, up to five days, where we used up the seven days.
7 And on the first of the Shabbats, when we were gathered to­gether to break bread, Paul was talking to them, intending to depart the next day, and he prolonged his message until midnight. And there were many lamps in the upper room where we were gathered together. And there was a certain young man named Eutychus sitting on the win­dow sill, sinking into a deep sleep. And as Paul kept on talking, he was overcome by sleep and fell down from the third floor, and was picked up dead. 10 But Paul went down and fell upon him and after embracing him, he said, “Do not be troubled, because his life is in him.” 11 And when he had gone back up, and had broken the bread and eaten, he talked with them a long while, until daybreak, and so departed. 12 And they took away the boy alive, and were greatly comforted.
Troas to Miletus
13 13 But we, going ahead to the ship, set sail for Assos, intending from there to take Paul on board, because so he had arranged it, intending himself to go by land. 14 And when he met us at Assos, we took him on board and came to Mitylene. 15 And sailing from there, we arrived the following day opposite Chios. And the next day we crossed over to Samos. And the day following we came to Miletus, 16 because Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus in order that he might not have to spend time in Asia, because he was hurrying to be in Yerūshalayim, if possible, on the day of Pentecost.
Farewell to Ephesus
17 17 And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called to him the elders of the assembly. 18 And when they had come to him, he said to them, “You yourselves know, from the first day that I set foot in Asia, how I was with you the whole time, 19 serving Yăhwēh with all humility and with tears and with trials which came upon me through the plots of the Yehūdi̱m, 20 how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you publicly and from house to house, 21 thoroughly testifying to both Yehūdi̱m and Greeks of repentance toward the Al­mĭgh­ty and faithfulness to our A’dŏ­nai̱ Yĕshūa̒ the Mĕs­si­ah.”
22 22 “And now, behold, bound by the Spĭrit, I am on my way to Yerūshalayim, not knowing what will happen to me there, 23 except that the Holy Spĭr­it testifies earnestly to me in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions await me. 24 But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, in order that I may finish my course, and the ministry which I received from A’dŏ­nai̱ Yĕshūa̒, to testify thoroughly of the good news of the loving-kindness of the Al­mĭgh­ty.”
25 25 “And now, behold, I know that all of you, among whom I went about proclaiming the kingdom, will see my face no more. 26 Therefore I testify to you this day, that I am clear of the blood of all of you, 27 because I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose of the Al­mĭgh­ty.”
28 28 “Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spĭr­it has made you overseers, to shepherd the Assembly of the Al­mĭgh­ty which he obtained with his own blood. 29 I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. 30 And from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. 31 Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears.”
32 32 “And now I commend you to the Al­mĭgh­ty and to the word of his loving-kindness, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.”
33 33 “I have coveted no one’s silver or gold or clothes. 34 You your­selves know that these hands ministered to my own needs and to the men who were with me. 35 In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of A’dŏ­nai̱ Yĕshūa̒, that he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
36 36 And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all. 37 And they were weeping aloud and embraced Paul, and repeatedly kissed him, 38 grieving especially over the word which he had spoken, that they should see his face no more. And they were accompanying him to the ship.

Acts 21

Paul Sails from Miletus
1 And when it came about that we had parted from them and had set sail, we ran a straight course to Cos and the next day to Rhodes and from there to Patara, and having found a ship crossing over to Phoenicia, we went aboard and set sail. And when we had come in sight of Cyprus, leaving it on the left, we kept sailing to Syria and landed at Tsōr, because there the ship was to unload its cargo. And after looking up the disciples, we stayed there seven days, yet they were telling Paul through the Spĭrit not to set foot in Yerūshalayim. And when it came about that our days there were ended, we departed and started on our journey, while they all, with wives and children, escorted us until we were out of the city. And after kneeling down on the beach and praying, we said farewell to one another. Then we went on board the ship, and they returned home again.
7 And when we had finished the voyage from Tsōr, we arrived at Ptolemais, and after greeting the brothers, we stayed with them for a day. And on the next day we departed and came to Caesarea. Then entering the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, we stayed with him. And this man had four virgin daughters who were prophetesses.
10 10 And as we were staying there for many days, a certain prophet named A’gav̱ came down from Yehūdah. 11 And coming to us, he took Paul’s belt and bound his own feet and hands, and said, “This is what the Holy Spĭrit says: ‘In this way the Yehūdi̱m at Yerūshalayim will bind the man who owns this belt and deliver him into the hands of the nations.’” 12 And when we had heard this, we as well as the local residents were begging him not to go up to Yerūshalayim. 13 Then Paul answered, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? Because I am ready not only to be bound, but even to die at Yerūshalayim for the name of A’dŏnai̱ Yĕshūa̒.” 14 And since he would not be persuaded, we fell silent, remarking, “The will of Yah­weh be done!”
Paul at Yerūshalayim
15 15 And after these days we got ready and started on our way up to Yerūshalayim. 16 And some of the disciples from Caesarea also came with us, taking us to Mnason of Cyprus, a disciple of long standing with whom we were to lodge.
17 17 And when we had come to Yerūshalayim, the brothers received us gladly. 18 And now the following day Paul went in with us to Ya‘aqōv̱, and all the elders were present. 19 And after he had greeted them, he was relating one by one the things which he had done among the nations through his ministry.
20 20 And when they heard it they were glorifying the Almĭghty, and they said to him, “You see, brother, how many thousands there are of the Yehūdi̱m of those who have affirmed faithfulness, and they are all zealous for the Law. 21 And they have been told about you, ‘that you are teaching all the Yehūdi̱m who are among the nations to forsake Mōshēh, telling them not to circumcise their children nor to walk according to the customs.’”
22 22 “What, then, is to be done? They will certainly hear that you have come. 23 Therefore do this that we tell you. We have four men who are under a vow. 24 Take them and purify yourself along with them, and pay their expenses in order that they may shave their heads, and all will know that there is nothing to the things which they have been told about you, but that you yourself also walk orderly, keeping the Law.”
25 25 “But concerning the nations who have affirmed faithfulness, we wrote, having decided that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols and from blood and from what is strangled and from for­nication.”
Paul Joins in the Vow
26 26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day, purifying himself along with them, went into the Temple, giving notice of the completion of the days of purification, until the sacrifice would be offered for each one of them.
27 27 And when the seven days were almost over, the Yehūdi̱m from Asia, upon seeing him in the Temple, were stirring up all the crowds and laid hands on him, 28 crying out, “Men of Yisra’ēl, come to our aid! This is the man who proclaims to all men everywhere against our people, and the Law, and this place, and besides he has even brought Greeks into the Temple and has defiled this holy place,” 29 because they had previously seen Trophimus the Ephesian in the city with him, and they supposed that Paul had brought him into the Temple.
30 30 And all the city was stirred up, and the people rushed together, and taking hold of Paul, they dragged him out of the Temple, and im­mediately the doors were shut. 31 And while they were seeking to kill him, a report came up to the com­mander of the cohort that all Yerūshalayim was in confusion. 32 And at once he took along soldiers and centurions, and ran down to them. And when they saw the commander and the soldiers, they stopped beating Paul.
33 33 Then the commander came up and took hold of him, and ordered him to be bound with two chains, and he was asking who he was and what he had done. 34 But among the crowd some were shouting one thing and some another, and when he could not find out the facts on account of the uproar, he ordered him to be brought into the barracks. 35 And when he got to the stairs, it so happened that he was carried by the soldiers because of the violence of the mob, 36 because the multitude of the people kept following behind, crying out, “Away with him!”
37 37 And as Paul was about to be brought into the barracks, he said to the commander, “May I say something to you?” And he said, “Do you know Greek? 38 Then you are not the Egyptian who some time ago stirred up a revolt and led the four thousand men of the Assassins out into the wilderness?” 39 But Paul said, “I am a Yehūdi̱ of Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of no insignificant city, and I beg you, allow me to speak to the people.”
40 40 And when he had given him permission, Paul, standing on the stairs, motioned to the people with his hand, and when there was a great hush, he spoke to them in the Hebrew language, saying:

Acts 22

Paul’s Defense before the Yehūdi̱m
1 “Brothers and fathers, hear now my defense to you.” And when they heard that he was addressing them in the Hebrew language, they became even more quiet. And he said, “I am a Yehūdi̱, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated under Gamli̱’ēl, strictly according to the Law of our fathers, being zealous for the Almĭghty, just as you all are today. And I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and putting both men and women into prisons, as also the high priest and all the council of the elders can testify. From them I also received letters to the brothers, and started off for Dammeseq in order to bring even those who were there to Yerūshalayim as prisoners to be punished.”
6 “And it came about that as I was on my way, approaching Dammeseq about noontime, a very bright light suddenly flashed from heaven all around me, and I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, ‘Sha’ūl, Sha’ūl, why are you per­secuting me?’ And I answered, ‘Who are you, A’dŏnai̱?’ And he said to me, ‘I am Yĕshūa̒ Ha-Natsri̱, whom you are persecuting.’ But those who were with me beheld the light, to be sure, but did not understand the voice of the one who was speaking to me. 10 And I said, ‘What shall I do, A’dŏnai̱?’ And Yăhwēh said to me, ‘Arise and go on into Dammeseq, and there you will be told of all that has been appointed for you to do.’ 11 But since I could not see because of the brightness of that light, I was led by the hand by those who were with me, and came into Dammeseq.”
12 12 “And a certain Ḥananyah, a man who was devout according to the Law, and well spoken of by all the Yehūdi̱m who lived there, 13 came to me, and standing near said to me, ‘Brother Sha’ūl, receive your sight!’ And at that very time I looked up at him. 14 And he said, ‘The Almĭghty of our fathers has appointed you to know his will, and to see the right­eous one, and to hear an utter­ance from his mouth, 15 because you will be a witness for him to all men of what you have seen and heard. 16 And now why do you delay? Arise, and immerse yourself, that you yourself should wash away your sins, as one who calls upon his name.’”
17 17 “And it came about when I returned to Yerūshalayim and was praying in the Temple, that I fell into a vision, 18 and I saw him saying to me, ‘Make haste, and get out of Yerūshalayim quickly, because they will not accept your testimony about me.’ 19 And I said, ‘Yăhwēh, they them­selves understand that in one con­gregation after another I used to imprison and beat those affirming faithfulness to you. 20 And when the blood of your witness Stephen was being shed, I also was standing by approving, and watching out for the cloaks of those who were slaying him.’ 21 And he said to me, ‘Go! For I will send you far away to the nations.’”
22 22 And they listened to him up to this statement, and then they raised their voices and said, “Away with such a fellow from the earth, because he should not be allowed to live!” 23 And as they were crying out and throwing off their cloaks and tossing dust into the air, 24 the commander ordered him to be brought into the barracks, stating that he should be examined by scourging so that he might find out the reason why they were shouting against him that way.
25 25 And when they stretched him out with thongs, Paul said to the centurion who was standing by, “Is it lawful for you to scourge a man who is a Roman and uncondemned?” 26 And when the centurion heard this, he went to the commander and told him, saying, “What are you about to do? For this man is a Roman.” 27 And the commander came and said to him, “Tell me, are you a Roman?” And he said, “Yes.” 28 And the commander answered, “I acquired this citizenship with a large sum of money.” And Paul said, “But I was actually born a citizen.” 29 Therefore those who were about to examine him immediately let go of him, and the commander also was afraid when he found out that he was a Roman, and because he had put him in chains.
30 30 But on the next day, wishing to know for certain why he was accused by the Yehūdi̱m, he released him and ordered the chief priests and all the Council to assemble, and brought Paul down and set him before them.

Acts 23

Paul before the Council
1 And Paul, looking intently at the Council, said, “Brothers, I have lived my life with a perfectly good conscience before the Almĭghty up to this day.” And the high priest Ḥananyah commanded those standing beside him to strike him on the mouth. Then Paul said to him, “The Almĭghty is going to strike you, you whitewashed wall! And do you sit to try me according to the Law, and in violation of the Law order me to be struck?”
4 But the bystanders said, “Do you revile the Almĭghty’s high priest?” And Paul said, “I was not aware, brothers, that he was high priest, because it is written, ‘You shall not speak evil of a ruler of your people.’”
6 But perceiving that one part were Tsaddūqi̱m and the other Perūshi̱m, Paul was crying out in the Council, “Brothers, I am a Perūshi̱, a son of Perūshi̱m. I am on trial for the hope and resurrection of the dead!” And as he said this, there arose a dissension between the Perūshi̱m and Tsaddūqi̱m, and the assembly was divided. For the Tsaddūqi̱m say that there is no resurrection, nor an angelic messenger, nor a spirit, but the Perūshi̱m acknowledge them all. And there arose a great uproar, and some of the scribes of the Perūshi̱ party stood up and were arguing heatedly, saying, “We find nothing wrong with this man. Suppose a spirit or an angelic messenger has spoken to him?” 10 And as a great dissension was developing, the commander was afraid Paul would be torn to pieces by them and ordered the troops to go down and take him away from them by force, and bring him into the barracks.
11 11 But on the night following, Yăhwēh stood at his side and said, “Take courage, because as you have solemnly witnessed to my cause at Yerūshalayim, so you must witness at Rome also.”
A Conspiracy to Kill Paul
12 12 And when it was day, the Yehūdi̱m formed a conspiracy and bound themselves under an oath, saying that they would neither eat nor drink until they had killed Paul. 13 And there were more than forty who formed this plot. 14 And they came to the chief priests and the elders, and said, “We have bound ourselves under a solemn oath to taste nothing until we have killed Paul. 15 Now, therefore, you and the Council notify the commander to bring him down to you, as though you were going to determine his case by a more thorough investigation, and we for our part are ready to slay him before he comes near the place.”
16 16 But the son of Paul’s sister heard of their ambush, and he came and entered the barracks and told Paul. 17 And Paul called one of the centurions to him and said, “Lead this young man to the commander, because he has something to report to him.” 18 So he took him and led him to the commander and said, “Paul the prisoner called me to him and asked me to lead this young man to you since he has something to tell you.” 19 And the commander took him by the hand and stepping aside, was inquiring of him privately, “What is it that you have to report to me?” 20 And he said, “The Yehūdi̱m have agreed to ask you to bring Paul down tomorrow to the Council, as though they were going to ask somewhat more thoroughly about him. 21 So do not listen to them, for more than forty of them are lying in wait for him who have bound themselves under a curse not to eat or drink until they slay him, and now they are ready and waiting for the promise from you.”
22 22 Therefore the commander let the young man go, instructing him, “Tell no one that you have notified me of these things.”
Paul Moved to Caesarea
23 23 And he called to him two of the centurions, and said, “Get two hundred soldiers ready by the third hour of the night to proceed to Caesarea, with seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen.” 24 They were also to provide mounts to put Paul on and bring him safely to Felix the governor. 25 And he wrote a letter having this form:
26 26 “Claudius Lysias, to the most excellent gov­ernor Felix, greetings. 27 When this man was arrested by the Yehūdi̱m and was about to be slain by them, I came upon them with the troops and rescued him, having learned that he was a Roman. 28 And wanting to ascertain the charge for which they were accusing him, I brought him down to their Council, 29 and I found him to be accused over questions about their Law, but under no ac­cusation deserving death or imprison­ment. 30 And when I was informed that there would be a plot against the man, I sent him to you at once, also instructing his accusers to bring charges against him before you.”
31 31 So the soldiers, in accordance with their orders, took Paul and brought him by night to Antipatris. 32 But the next day, leaving the horsemen to go on with him, they returned to the barracks. 33 And when these had come to Caesarea and delivered the letter to the governor, they also presented Paul to him. 34 And when he had read it, he asked from what province he was, and when he learned that he was from Cilicia, 35 he said, “I will give you a hearing after your accusers arrive also,” giving orders for him to be kept in Herod’s Praetorium.

Acts 24

Paul before Felix
1 And after five days the high priest Ḥananyah came down with some elders, with a certain attorney named Tertullus, and they brought charges to the governor against Paul. And after Paul was summoned, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying to the governor, “Since we have through you attained much peace, and since by your providence reforms are being carried out for this nation, we acknowledge this in every way and everywhere, most excellent Felix, with all thankfulness. But, that I may not weary you any further, I beg you to grant us, by your kindness, a brief hearing.”
5 “Because we have found this man a real pest and a fellow who stirs up dissension among all the Yehūdi̱m through­out the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Natsarim. And he even tried to desecrate the Temple, and then we arrested him. And we wanted to judge him according to our own Law. But Lysias the commander came along, and with much violence took him out of our hands, ordering his accusers to come before you. And by examining him yourself concerning all these matters, you will be able to ascertain the things of which we accuse him.” And the Yehūdi̱m also joined in the attack, asserting that these things were so.
10 10 And when the governor had nodded for him to speak, Paul responded: “Knowing that for many years you have been a judge to this nation, I cheerfully make my de­fense, 11 since you can take note of the fact that no more than twelve days ago I went up to Yerūshalayim to worship. 12 And neither in the Temple, nor in the congregations, nor in the city itself did they find me carrying on a discussion with anyone or causing a riot. 13 Nor can they prove to you the charges of which they now accuse me.”
14 14 “But this I admit to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect I do serve the Almĭghty of our fathers, affirming to be faithful everything that is in accordance with the Law, and that is written in the prophets, 15 having a hope in the Almĭghty, which these men cherish themselves, that there will certainly be a resurrection of both the right­eous and the wicked. 16 In view of this, I also do my best to maintain always a blameless conscience before the Almĭghty and before men.”
17 17 “Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation and to present offerings, 18 in which they found me occupied in the Temple, having been purified, without any crowd or uproar. But there were certain Yehūdi̱m from Asia—19 who ought to have been present before you, and to make accusation, if they should have anything against me. 20 Or else let these men themselves tell what misdeed they found when I stood before the Council, 21 other than for this one statement which I shouted out while standing among them, ‘For the resurrection of the dead I am on trial before you today.’”
22 22 But Felix, having a more exact knowledge about the Way, put them off, saying, “When Lysias the commander comes down, I will decide your case.” 23 And he gave orders to the centurion for him to be kept in custody and yet have some freedom, and not to prevent any of his friends from ministering to him.
24 24 But some days later, Felix arrived with Drūsillah, his wife who was Yehūdi̱t, and sent for Paul, and heard him speak about faithfulness to Mes­si­ah Yĕshūa̒. 25 And as he was discussing justice, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix became frightened and said, “Go away for the present, and when I find time, I will summon you.” 26 At the same time too, he was hoping that money would be given him by Paul. Therefore he also sent for him quite often and conversed with him.
27 27 But after two years had pas­sed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, and wishing to do the Yehūdi̱m a favor, Felix left Paul imprisoned.

Acts 25

Paul before Festus
1 Festus therefore, having ar­rived in the province, three days later went up to Yerūshalayim from Caesarea. And the chief priests and the leading men of the Yehūdi̱m brought charges against Paul and they were urging him, requesting a con­ces­sion against Paul, that he might have him brought to Yerūshalayim (at the same time, setting an ambush to kill him on the way). Festus then answered that Paul was being kept in custody at Caesarea and that he himself was about to leave shortly. “Therefore,” he said, “let the influ­ential men among you go there with me, and if there is anything wrong about the man, let them prosecute him.”
6 And after he had spent not more than eight or ten days among them, he went down to Caesarea, and on the next day he took his seat on the tribunal and ordered Paul to be brought. And after he had arrived, the Yehūdi̱m who had come down from Yerūshalayim stood around him, bring­ing many and serious charges against him which they could not prove, while Paul said in his own defense, “I have committed no offense either against the Law of the Yehūdi̱m or against the Temple or against Caesar.”
9 But Festus, wishing to do the Yehūdi̱m a favor, answered Paul and said, “Are you willing to go up to Yerūshalayim and stand trial before me on these charges?” 10 But Paul said, “I am standing before Caesar’s tri­bunal, where I ought to be tried. I have done no wrong to the Yehūdi̱m, as you also very well know. 11 If then I am a wrongdoer, and have committed anything worthy of death, I do not refuse to die, but if none of those things is true of which these men accuse me, no one can hand me over to them. I appeal to Caesar.” 12 Then when Festus had conferred with his council, he answered, “You have appealed to Caesar, to Caesar you will go.”
13 13 Now when several days had elapsed, King Agrippa and Berni̱qah arrived at Caesarea, and paid their respects to Festus. 14 And while they were spending many days there, Festus laid Paul’s case before the king, saying, “There is a certain man left a prisoner by Felix, 15 and when I was at Yerūshalayim, the chief priests and the elders of the Yehūdi̱m brought charges against him, asking for a sentence of condemnation upon him. 16 And I answered them that it is not the custom of the Romans to hand over any man before the accused meets his accusers face to face, and has an opportunity to make his defense against the charges. 17 And so after they had come together here, I made no delay, but on the next day took my seat on the tribunal, and ordered the man to be brought.”
18 18 “And when the accusers stood up, they were bringing charges against him not of such crimes as I was expecting, 19 but they simply had some points of disagreement with him about their own religion and about a certain dead man, Yĕshūa̒, whom Paul asserted to be alive. 20 And being at a loss how to investigate such matters, I asked whether he was willing to go to Yerūshalayim and there stand trial on these matters. 21 But when Paul appealed to be held in custody for the Emperor’s decision, I ordered him to be kept in custody until I send him to Caesar.”
22 22 And Agrippa said to Festus, “I also would like to hear the man myself.” “Tomorrow,” he said, “you will hear him.”
Paul before Agrippa
23 23 And so, on the next day when Agrippa had come together with Berni̱qah, amid great pomp, and had entered the auditorium accompanied by the commanders and the prom­inent men of the city, at the command of Festus, Paul was brought in. 24 And Festus said, “King Agrippa, and all you gentlemen here present with us, you behold this man about whom all the people of the Yehūdi̱m appealed to me, both at Yerūshalayim and here, loudly declaring that he ought not to live any longer. 25 But I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and since he himself appealed to the Emperor, I decided to send him. 26 Yet I have nothing definite about him to write to my lord. There­fore I have brought him before you all and especially before you, King Agrippa, so that after the investi­gation has taken place, I may have something to write. 27 For it seems absurd to me in sending a prisoner, not to indicate also the charges against him.”

Acts 26

Paul’s Defense before Agrippa
1 And Agrippa said to Paul, “You are permitted to speak for yourself.” Then Paul stretched out his hand and proceeded to make his defense:
2 “In regard to all the things of which I am accused by the Yehūdi̱m, I consider myself fortunate, King Agrippa, that I am about to make my defense before you today, especially because you are an expert in all customs and questions among the Yehūdi̱m. Therefore I beg you to listen to me patiently.”
4 “So then, all Yehūdi̱m know my manner of life from my youth up, which from the beginning was spent among my own nation and at Yerūshalayim. Since they have known about me for a long time previously, if they are willing to testify, that I lived as a Perūshi̱ according to the strictest sect of our religion. And now I am standing trial for the hope of the promise made by the Almĭghty to our fathers, the promise to which our twelve tribes hope to attain, as they earnestly serve the Almĭghty night and day. And for this hope, King, I am being accused by Yehūdi̱m. Why is it considered incredible among you people if the Almĭghty does raise the dead?”
9 “So then, I thought to myself that I had to do many things hostile to the name of Yĕshūa̒ Ha-Natsri̱. 10 And this is just what I did in Yerūshalayim. Not only did I lock up many of the holy ones in prisons, having received authority from the chief priests, but also when they were being put to death I cast my vote against them. 11 And as I punished them often in all the congregations, I tried to force them to blaspheme. And being furiously enraged at them, I kept pursuing them even to foreign cities.”
12 12 “While so engaged as I was journeying to Dammeseq with the authority and commission of the chief priests, 13 at midday, King, I saw on the way a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, shining all around me and those who were journeying with me. 14 And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language, ‘Sha’ūl, Sha’ūl, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’ 15 And I said, ‘Who are you, A’dŏnai̱?’ And Yăhwēh said, ‘I am Yĕshūa̒ whom you are persecuting. 16 ‘But arise, and stand on your feet, because this purpose I have appeared to you, to appoint you a minister and a witness not only to the things which you have seen, but also to the things in which I will appear to you, 17 delivering you from the people and from the nations, to whom I am sending you, 18 to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to the Almĭghty, in order that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanc­tified by faithfulness which is toward Me.’”
19 19 “Consequently, King Agrippa, I did not prove disobedient to the heavenly vision, 20 but kept declar­ing both to those of Dammeseq first, and also at Yerūshalayim and then throughout all the region of Yehūdah, and even to the nations, that they should repent and turn to the Almĭghty, performing deeds appropriate to repentance. 21 For this reason some Yehūdi̱m seized me in the Temple and tried to put me to death. 22 And so, having obtained help from the Almĭghty, I stand to this day testifying both to small and great, stating nothing but what the prophets and Mōshēh said was going to take place, 23 that the Mĕs­si­ah was to suffer, and then first from his resurrection from the dead, he is destined to proclaim light, beside to the people, also to the nations.”
24 24 And while Paul was saying this in his defense, Festus said in a loud voice, “Paul, you are out of your mind! Your great learning is driving you mad.”
25 25 But Paul said, “I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I utter words of sober truth, 26 because the king knows about these matters, and I speak to him also with confidence, since I am persuaded that none of these things escape his notice, because this has not been done in a corner. 27 King Agrippa, do you affirm faithfulness to the prophets? I know that you affirm faithfulness.”
28 28 And Agrippa replied to Paul, “In a short time you will persuade me to become Messianic?” 29 And Paul said, “I would to the Almĭghty, that whether in a short or long time, not only you, but also all who hear me this day, might become such as I am, except for these chains.”
30 30 And the king arose and the governor and Berni̱qah, and those who were sitting with them, 31 and when they had drawn aside, they were talking to one another, saying, “This man is not doing anything worthy of death or imprisonment.” 32 And Agrippa said to Festus, “This man might have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.”

Acts 27

Paul is Sent to Rome
1 And when it was decided that we should sail for Italy, they proceeded to deliver Paul and some other prisoners to a centurion of the Augustan cohort named Julius. And embarking in an Adramyttian ship, which was about to sail to the regions along the coast of Asia, we put out to sea, accompanied by Ari­starchus, a Macedonian of Thes­sa­lonica. And the next day we put in at Tsi̱dōn; and Julius treated Paul with consideration and allowed him to go to his friends and receive care. And from there we put out to sea and sailed under the shelter of Cyprus because the winds were con­trary. And when we had sailed through the sea along the coast of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we landed at Myra in Lycia.
6 And there the centurion found an Alexandrian ship sailing for Italy, and he put us aboard it. And when we had sailed slowly for a good many days, and with difficulty had arrived off Cnidus, since the wind did not permit us to go farther, we sailed under the shelter of Crete, off Sal­mone, and with difficulty sailing past it we came to a certain place called Fair Havens, near which was the city of Lasea.
9 And when considerable time had passed and the voyage was now dangerous, since even the fast was already over, Paul was admonishing them, 10 and said to them, “Men, I perceive that the voyage will cer­tainly be attended with damage and great loss, not only of the cargo and the ship, but also of our lives.”
11 11 But the centurion was more per­suaded by the pilot and the captain of the ship, than by what was being said by Paul. 12 And because the harbor was not suitable for wintering, the majority reached a decision to put out to sea from there, if somehow they could reach Phoe­nix, a harbor of Crete, facing south­west and north­west, and spend the winter there.
13 13 And when a moderate south wind came up, supposing that they had gained their purpose, they weighed anchor and were sailing along Crete, close to shore.
14 14 But before very long there rushed down from the land a violent wind, called the northeaster. 15 And when the ship was caught in it, and could not face the wind, we gave way to it, and let ourselves be driven along.
16 16 And running under the shelter of a small island called Cauda, we were scarcely able to get the ship’s boat under control. 17 And after they had hoisted it up, they used sup­porting cables in undergirding the ship, and fearing that they might run aground on the shallows of Syrtis, they let down the sea anchor, and so let themselves be driven along. 18 The next day as we were being violently storm-tossed, they began to jettison the cargo. 19 And on the third day they threw the ship’s tackle overboard with their own hands. 20 And since neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small storm was assailing us, from then on all hope of our being saved was gradually abandoned.
21 21 And when they had gone a long time without food, then Paul stood up in their midst and said, “Men, you ought to have followed my advice and not to have set sail from Crete, and incurred this damage and loss. 22 And yet now I urge you to keep up your courage, because there will be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship, 23 because this very night the Mĕssenger of the Almĭghty to whom I belong and whom I serve stood before me, 24 saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul! You must stand before Caesar, and behold, the Almĭghty has granted you all those who are sailing with you.’ 25 Therefore, keep up your courage, men, because I affirm faithfulness to the Almĭghty, because so it will be exactly as I have been told. 26 But we must run aground on a certain island.”
27 27 But when the fourteenth night had come, as we were being driven about in the Adriatic Sea, about mid­night the sailors were surmising that they were approaching some land. 28 And they took soundings, and found it to be twenty fathoms. And a little farther on they took another sounding and found it to be fifteen fathoms. 29 And fearing that we might run aground somewhere on the rocks, they cast four anchors from the stern and wished for daybreak.
30 30 And as the sailors were trying to escape from the ship, and had let down the ship’s boat into the sea, on the pretense of intending to lay out anchors from the bow, 31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, “Unless these men remain in the ship, you yourselves cannot be saved.” 32 Then the soldiers cut away the ropes of the ship’s boat, and let it fall away.
33 33 And until the day was about to dawn, Paul was encouraging them all to take some food, saying, “Today is the fourteenth day that you have been constantly watching and going without eating, having taken nothing. 34 Therefore I encourage you to take some food, because this is for your preservation, because not a hair from the head of any of you will perish.”
35 35 And having said this, he took bread and gave thanks to the Almĭghty in the presence of all, and he broke it and began to eat. 36 And all of them were encouraged, and they them­selves also took food. 37 And all of us in the ship were two hundred and seventy-six persons. 38 And when they had eaten enough, they were lightening the ship by throwing out the wheat into the sea.
39 39 And when day came, they could not recognize the land, but they did observe a certain bay with a beach, and they resolved to drive the ship onto it if they could. 40 And casting off the anchors, they left them in the sea while at the same time they were loosening the ropes of the rudders, and hoisting the foresail to the wind, they were heading for the beach. 41 But striking a reef where two seas met, they ran the vessel aground, and the prow stuck fast and remained immovable, but the stern was being broken up by the force of the waves.
42 42 And the soldiers’ plan was to kill the prisoners, that none of them should swim away and escape, 43 but the centurion, wanting to bring Paul safely through, kept them from their intention, and commanded that those who could swim should jump overboard first and get to land, 44 and the rest should follow, some on planks, and others on various things from the ship. And thus it happened that they all were brought safely to land.

Acts 28

Safe at Malta
1 And when they were brought safely through, then we found out that the island was called Malta. As well the natives afforded us unusual kindness, because they kindled a fire and welcomed us all, because it had begun to rain and was cold.
3 But when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat, and fastened on his hand. And when the natives saw the creature hanging from his hand, they were saying to one another, “Undoubtedly this man is a murderer, and though he has been saved from the sea, justice has not allowed him to live.” However he shook the creature off into the fire and suffered no harm.
6 But they were expecting that he was about to swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But after they had waited a long time and had seen nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and were saying that he was a god.
7 Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the leading man of the island, named Publius, who welcomed us and enter­tained us courteously three days. And it came about that the father of Publius was lying in bed afflicted with recurrent fever and dysentery. And Paul went in to see him and after he had prayed, he laid his hands on him and healed him. And after this had happened, the rest of the people on the island who had diseases were coming to him and getting cured. 10 And they also honored us with many marks of respect. And when we were setting sail, they supplied us with all we needed.
Paul Arrives at Rome
11 11 And at the end of three months we set sail on an Alexandrian ship which had wintered at the island, and which had the Twin brothers for its figurehead. 12 And after we put in at Syracuse, we stayed there for three days. 13 And from there we sailed around and arrived at Rhegium, and a day later a south wind sprang up, and on the second day we came to Puteoli. 14 There we found some brothers, and were invited to stay with them for seven days, and so we came to Rome.
15 15 And the brothers, when they heard about us, came from there as far as the Market of Appius and Three Inns to meet us, and when Paul saw them, he thanked the Al­mĭgh­ty and took courage. 16 And when we entered Rome, Paul was allowed to stay by himself, with the soldier who was guarding him.
17 17 And it happened that after three days he called together those who were the leading men of the Yehūdi̱m, and when they had come together, he was saying to them, “Brothers, though I had done nothing against our people, or the customs of our fathers, yet I was delivered prisoner from Yerūshalayim into the hands of the Romans. 18 And when they had examined me, they were willing to release me because there was no ground for putting me to death. 19 But when the Yehūdi̱m objected, I was forced to appeal to Caesar, not that I had any accusation against my nation. 20 For this reason therefore, I requested to see you and to speak with you, because I am wearing this chain for the sake of the hope of Yisra’ēl.”
21 21 And they said to him, “We have neither received letters from Yehūdah concerning you, nor have any of the brothers come here and reported or spoken anything bad about you. 22 But we desire to hear from you what your views are, because concerning this sect, it is known to us that it is spoken against everywhere.”
23 23 And when they had set a day for him, they came to him at his lodging in large numbers. And he was explaining to them by thoroughly testifying about the kingdom of the Al­mĭgh­ty, and persuading them concerning Yĕshūa̒, from both the Law of Mōshēh and from the prophets, from morning until even­ing.
24 24 And some had been persuaded by the things spoken, but others had not affirmed faithfulness. 25 And when they did not agree with one another, they were leaving after Paul had spoken one last word, “The Holy Spĭr­it rightly spoke through Yesha‘yahū the prophet to your fathers, 26 saying, ‘Go to this people and say, You will keep on hearing, but will not understand, and you will keep on seeing, but will not perceive, 27 because the heart of this people has become dull, and with their ears they scarcely hear, and they have closed their eyes, lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart and return, and I should heal them.’ 28 Let it be known to you therefore, that this salvation of the Al­mĭgh­ty has been sent to the nations. They will also listen.”
30 30 And he remained there two whole years in his own rented place, and had been welcoming all that came in to him, 31 proclaiming the kingdom of the Almĭghty, and teaching the things about A’dŏnai̱ Yĕshūa̒, Mĕssiah with all boldness unhindered.

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