Acts 1:1 The first account I made, O Theophilos, of all that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 began both to do and to teach,
Acts 1:2 until the day when He was taken up, after giving instructions through the Set-apart Spirit to the emissaries whom He had chosen,
Acts 1:3 to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them for forty days, speaking concerning the reign of Alahiym.
Acts 1:4 And meeting with them, He commanded them not to leave Yarushalam, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which you have heard from Me –
Acts 1:5 because YahuChanan truly immersed in water, but you shall be immersed in the Set-apart Spirit not many days from now.”
Acts 1:6 So when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, “Master, would You at this time restore the reign to Yashara'Al?”
Acts 1:7 And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority.
Acts 1:8 “But you shall receive power when the Set-apart Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Yarushalam, and in all Yahudah and Shamarun, and to the end of the earth.”
Acts 1:9 And having said this, while they were looking on, He was taken up, and a cloud hid Him from their sight.
Acts 1:10 And as they were gazing into the shamiym as He went up, see, two men stood by them dressed in white,
Acts 1:11 who also said, “Men of Galil, why do you stand looking up into the shamiym? This same 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, who was taken up from you into the shamiym, shall come in the same way as you saw Him go into the shamiym.”
Acts 1:12 Then they went back to Yarushalam from the Mount of Olives, which is near Yarushalam, a Shabath day’s journey.
Acts 1:13 And when they came in, they went up into the upper room where they were staying: both Kaph and Ya'auqub and YahuChanan and Andriy, Philip and Thu'ma, BarThalamiy and MathathYahu, Ya'auqub the son of Chalaphiy and Shamau'un the Zealot, and Yahudah the son of Ya'auqub.
Acts 1:14 All these were continuing with one mind in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mariym the mother of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, and with His brothers.
Acts 1:15 And in those days Kaph, standing up in the midst of the taught ones – and there was a gathering of about a hundred and twenty – said,
Acts 1:16 “Men and brothers, this Scripture had to be filled which the Set-apart Spirit spoke before by the mouth of Dud concerning Yahudah, who became a guide to those who seized 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏,
Acts 1:17 because he was numbered with us and did receive his share in this service.”
Acts 1:18 (This one, therefore, purchased a field with the wages of unrighteousness, and falling forward, he burst open in the middle and all his intestines gushed out.
Acts 1:19 And it became known to all those dwelling in Yarushalam, so that in their own language that field was called, Chalaqah Dam, that is, Field of Blood).
Acts 1:20 “For it has been written in the Book of Psalms, ‘Let his dwelling lie waste, and let no one live in it,’ and, ‘Let another take his office.’
Acts 1:21 “It is therefore necessary that of the men who have been with us all the time that the Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 went in and out among us,
Acts 1:22 beginning from the immersion of YahuChanan to that day when He was taken up from us, that one of these should become a witness with us of His resurrection.”
Acts 1:23 And they put forward two: YahuSaph called Barsabba, who was also called Justus, and MathathYahu.
Acts 1:24 And praying they said, “You, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two You have chosen
Acts 1:25 to receive the share in this service and office of the emissary from which Yahudah by transgression fell, to go to his own place.”
Acts 1:26 And they cast their lots, and the lot fell on MathathYahu. And he was numbered with the eleven emissaries.
Acts 2:1 And when the Day of the Festival of Weeks had come, they were all with one mind in one place.
Acts 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from the shamiym, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
Acts 2:3 And there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and settled on each one of them.
Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Set-apart Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them to speak.
Acts 2:5 Now in Yarushalam there were dwelling Yahudiym, dedicated men from every nation under the shamiym.
Acts 2:6 And when this sound came to be, the crowd came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language.
Acts 2:7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying to each other, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans?
Acts 2:8 “And how do we hear, each one in our own language in which we were born?
Acts 2:9 “Parthians and Madiy and Auilamiy, and those dwelling in Aram Nahariym, both Yahudah and Kappadokia, Ponton and Asian,
Acts 2:10 both Phrygia and Pamphulia, Matsriym and the parts of Libya around Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Yahudiym and converts,
Acts 2:11 “Cretans and Arabs, we hear them speaking in our own tongues the great deeds of Alahiym.”
Acts 2:12 And they were all amazed, and were puzzled, saying to each other, “What does this mean?”
Acts 2:13 And others mocking said, “They have been filled with sweet wine.”
Acts 2:14 But Kaph, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice and said to them, “Men of Yahudah and all those dwelling in Yarushalam, let this be known to you, and listen closely to my words.
Acts 2:15 “For these men are not drunk, as you imagine, since it is only the third hour of the day.
Acts 2:16 “But this is what was spoken by the prophet Yahu'Al:
Acts 2:17 ‘And it shall be in the last days, says Alahiym, that I shall pour out of My Spirit on all flesh. And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams,
Acts 2:18 and also on My male servants and on My female servants I shall pour out My Spirit in those days, and they shall prophesy.
Acts 2:19 ‘And I shall show wonders in the shamiym above and signs in the earth beneath: blood and fire and vapor of smoke.
Acts 2:20 ‘The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and splendid day of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.
Acts 2:21 ‘And it shall be that everyone who calls on the Name of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 shall be saved.’
Acts 2:22 “Men of Yashara'Al, hear these words: 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 of Natsareth, a Man from Alahiym, having been pointed out to you by mighty works, and wonders, and signs which Alahiym did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know,
Acts 2:23 this One, given up by the set purpose and foreknowledge of Alahiym, you have impaled and put to death through the hands of lawless men –
Acts 2:24 “Him Alahiym raised up, having loosed the pangs of death, because it was impossible that He could be held in its grip.
Acts 2:25 “For Dud says concerning Him, ‘I saw 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 before me continually, because He is at my right hand, in order that I should not be shaken.
Acts 2:26 ‘For this reason my heart rejoiced, and my tongue was glad, and now my flesh shall also rest in expectation,
Acts 2:27 because You shall not leave my being in the grave, nor shall You give Your Kind One to see corruption.
Acts 2:28 ‘You have made known to me the ways of life, You shall fill me with joy in Your presence.’
Acts 2:29 “Men and brothers, let me speak boldly to you of the ancestor Dud, that he died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.
Acts 2:30 “Being a prophet, then, and knowing that Alahiym had sworn with an oath to him: of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, to raise up the Messiah to sit on his throne,
Acts 2:31 foreseeing this he spoke concerning the resurrection of the Messiah, that His being was neither left in the grave, nor did His flesh see corruption.
Acts 2:32 “Alahiym has raised up this 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, of which we are all witnesses.
Acts 2:33 “Therefore, having been exalted to the right hand of Alahiym, and having received from the Father the promise of the Set-apart Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.
Acts 2:34 “For Dud did not ascend into the shamiym, but he himself said, ‘ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to my Master, “Sit at My right hand,
Acts 2:35 until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.” ’
Acts 2:36 “Therefore let all the house of Yashara'Al know for certain that Alahiym has made this 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, whom you impaled, both Master and Messiah.”
Acts 2:37 And having heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Kaph and the rest of the emissaries, “Men, brothers, what shall we do?”
Acts 2:38 And Kaph said to them, “Repent, and let each one of you be immersed in the Name of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Messiah for the forgiveness of sins. And you shall receive the gift of the Set-apart Spirit.
Acts 2:39 “For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are far off, as many as 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 our Alahiym shall call.”
Acts 2:40 And with many other words he earnestly witnessed and urged them, saying, “Be saved from this crooked generation.”
Acts 2:41 Then those, indeed, who gladly received his word, were immersed. And on that day about three thousand beings were added to them.
Acts 2:42 And they were continuing steadfastly in the teaching of the emissaries, and in the fellowship, and in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers.
Acts 2:43 And fear came upon every being, and many wonders and signs were being done through the emissaries.
Acts 2:44 And all those who believed were together, and had all in common,
Acts 2:45 and sold their possessions and property, and divided them among all, as anyone might have need.
Acts 2:46 And day by day, continuing with one mind in the Set-apart Place, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart,
Acts 2:47 praising Alahiym and having favor with all the people. And the Master added to the assembly those who were being saved, day by day.
Acts 3:1 And Kaph and YahuChanan were going up to the Set-apart Place at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.
Acts 3:2 And a certain man, lame from his birth, was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the Set-apart Place which is called Yaphah, to ask alms from those entering into the Set-apart Place,
Acts 3:3 who, seeing Kaph and YahuChanan about to go into the Set-apart Place, asked for alms.
Acts 3:4 And Kaph, with YahuChanan, looking steadfastly at him, said, “Look at us.”
Acts 3:5 And he gave heed to them, expecting to receive whatever from them.
Acts 3:6 But Kaph said, “I do not have silver and gold, but what I do possess, this I give you: In the Name of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Messiah of Natsareth, rise up and walk.”
Acts 3:7 And taking him by the right hand he lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones were made firm.
Acts 3:8 And leaping up, he stood and walked, and went in with them into the Set-apart Place, walking and leaping and praising Alahiym.
Acts 3:9 And all the people saw him walking and praising Alahiym.
Acts 3:10 And they recognized him, that it was he who sat begging alms at the Lovely Gate of the Set-apart Place. And they were filled with wonder and amazement at what befell him.
Acts 3:11 And as the lame man who was healed was clinging to Kaph and YahuChanan, all the people ran together to them in the porch which is called Shalamah’s, greatly amazed.
Acts 3:12 And seeing it, Kaph responded to the people, “Men of Yashara'Al, why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us, as though by our own power or reverence we have made him walk?
Acts 3:13 “The Alahiym of Abraham, and of Yatschaq, and of Ya'auqub, the Alahiym of our fathers, esteemed His Servant 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release Him.
Acts 3:14 “But you denied the Set-apart and Righteous One, and asked that a man, a murderer, be granted you.
Acts 3:15 “But you killed the Leader of life, whom Alahiym raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses.
Acts 3:16 “And by the belief in His Name, this one whom you see and know, His Name made strong, and the belief which comes through Him has given him this perfect healing before all of you.
Acts 3:17 “And now, brothers, I know that you did it in ignorance, as your rulers did too.
Acts 3:18 “But this is how Alahiym has filled what He had announced beforehand through the mouth of all the prophets, that His Messiah was to suffer.
Acts 3:19 “Repent therefore and turn back, for the blotting out of your sins, in order that times of refreshing might come from the presence of the Master,
Acts 3:20 and that He sends 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Messiah, pre-appointed for you,
Acts 3:21 whom shamiym needs to receive until the times of restoration of all matters, of which Alahiym spoke through the mouth of all His set-apart prophets since of old.
Acts 3:22 “For Mashah truly said to the fathers, ‘ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Alahiym shall raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brothers. Him you shall hear according to all matters, whatever He says to you.
Acts 3:23 ‘And it shall be that every being who does not hear that Prophet shall be utterly destroyed from among the people.’
Acts 3:24 “And likewise, all the prophets who have spoken, from Shamu'Al and those following, have also announced these days.
Acts 3:25 “You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which Alahiym made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed.’
Acts 3:26 “To you first, Alahiym, having raised up His Servant 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, sent Him to bless you, in turning away each one of you from your wicked ways.”
Acts 4:1 And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the Set-apart Place, and the Sadducees, came upon them,
Acts 4:2 being annoyed because they taught the people and announced the resurrection from the dead in 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏.
Acts 4:3 And they arrested them, and put them in jail until the next day, for it was already evening.
Acts 4:4 But many of those who had heard the word believed, and the number of the men became about five thousand.
Acts 4:5 And it came to be, on the next day, that their rulers and elders and scribes assembled in Yarushalam,
Acts 4:6 as well as Chanan the high priest, and Qayapha, and YahuChanan, and Alexander, and as many as were of high priestly descent.
Acts 4:7 And having placed them in the middle, they asked, “By what power or in what Name did you do this?”
Acts 4:8 Then Kaph, filled with the Set-apart Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of Yashara'Al:
Acts 4:9 “If today we are called to account for a good deed towards a sick man, by whom he has been healed,
Acts 4:10 let it be known to all of you, and to all the people of Yashara'Al, that in the Name of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Messiah of Natsareth, whom you impaled, whom Alahiym raised from the dead, by Him this one stands before you, healthy.
Acts 4:11 “This is ‘the stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’
Acts 4:12 “And there is no deliverance in anyone else, for there is no other Name under the shamiym given among men by which we need to be saved.”
Acts 4:13 And seeing the boldness of Kaph and YahuChanan, and perceiving that they were unlearned and ordinary men, they marvelled. And they recognized that they had been with 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏.
Acts 4:14 And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they could not contradict it.
Acts 4:15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they consulted with one another,
Acts 4:16 saying, “What shall we do to these men? For, indeed, that an outstanding miracle has been done through them is apparent to all those dwelling in Yarushalam, and we are unable to deny it.
Acts 4:17 “But in order that it spreads no further among the people, let us strongly threaten them, to speak no more to anyone in this Name.”
Acts 4:18 And they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor to teach in the Name of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏.
Acts 4:19 But Kaph and YahuChanan answering them, said, “Whether it is right in the sight of Alahiym to listen to you more than to Alahiym, you judge.
Acts 4:20 “For it is impossible for us not to speak of what we saw and heard.”
Acts 4:21 And having threatened them further, they released them, finding no way of punishing them, because of the people, because they were all praising Alahiym for what had been done.
Acts 4:22 For the man was over forty years old on whom this miracle of healing had been done.
Acts 4:23 And having been released, they went to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and elders said to them.
Acts 4:24 And having heard that, they lifted up their voice to Alahiym with one mind and said, “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, You are Alahiym, who made the shamiym and the earth and the sea, and all that is in them,
Acts 4:25 who by the mouth of Your servant Dud have said, ‘Why did the gentiles rage, and the people plot in vain?
Acts 4:26 ‘The sovereigns of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and against His Messiah.’
Acts 4:27 “For truly, in this city there were gathered together against Your set-apart Servant 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, whom You anointed, both Herodes and Pontius Pilate, with the gentiles and the people of Yashara'Al
Acts 4:28 to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose decided before to be done.
Acts 4:29 “And now, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, look on their threats, and give to Your servants all boldness to speak Your word,
Acts 4:30 by stretching out Your hand for healing, and signs, and wonders to take place through the Name of Your set-apart Servant 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏.”
Acts 4:31 And when they had prayed, the place where they came together was shaken. And they were all filled with the Set-apart Spirit, and they spoke the word of Alahiym with boldness.
Acts 4:32 And the group of those who believed were of one heart and one being. And no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had all in common.
Acts 4:33 And with great power the emissaries gave witness to the resurrection of the Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, and great favor was upon them all.
Acts 4:34 For there was not anyone needy among them, for all who were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of what was sold,
Acts 4:35 and laid them at the feet of the emissaries, and they distributed to each as anyone had need.
Acts 4:36 And YahuSaph, who was also called Barnabas by the emissaries (which means Son of Encouragement), a Luiy, a native of Cyprus,
Acts 4:37 having land, sold it, and brought the proceeds and laid it at the feet of the emissaries.
Acts 5:1 But a certain man named ChananYahu, with Shapphira his wife, sold a possession.
Acts 5:2 And he kept back from the price, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part and laid it at the feet of the emissaries.
Acts 5:3 But Kaph said, “ChananYahu, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Set-apart Spirit and keep back from the price of the land for yourself?
Acts 5:4 “While it remained, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not in your authority? Why have you conceived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to Alahiym.”
Acts 5:5 Then ChananYahu, hearing these words, fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all those who heard of this.
Acts 5:6 But the young men arose and wrapped him up, carried him out and buried him.
Acts 5:7 And it came to be, about three hours later, that his wife came in, not knowing what had taken place.
Acts 5:8 And Kaph responded to her, “Say to me whether you sold the land for so much?” And she said, “Yes, for so much.”
Acts 5:9 So Kaph said to her, “Why have you agreed to try the Spirit of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 ? Look, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they shall carry you out.”
Acts 5:10 And immediately she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. And the young men came in and found her dead, and carrying her out, they buried her beside her husband.
Acts 5:11 And great fear came upon all the assembly and upon all who heard of this.
Acts 5:12 And through the hands of the emissaries many signs and wonders were done among the people. And they were all with one mind in Shalamah’s Porch.
Acts 5:13 But of the rest no one had the courage to join them, however, the people made much of them.
Acts 5:14 And more believers were added to the Master, large numbers of both men and women,
Acts 5:15 so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Kaph, passing by, might fall on some of them.
Acts 5:16 A large number also gathered from the surrounding cities to Yarushalam, bringing sick ones and those who were troubled by unclean spirits, and they were all healed.
Acts 5:17 But the high priest rose up, and all those with him, which is the sect of the Sadducees, and they were filled with jealousy,
Acts 5:18 and seized the emissaries and put them in the public jail.
Acts 5:19 But a messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 opened the prison doors at night and brought them out, and said,
Acts 5:20 “Go and stand in the Set-apart Place and speak to the people all the words of this life.”
Acts 5:21 Now when they heard, they went into the Set-apart Place early in the morning, and were teaching. But the high priest and those with him came and called the council together, with all the elders of the children of Yashara'Al, and sent to the prison for them to be brought.
Acts 5:22 But having come, the officers did not find them in the prison, and they went back and reported it,
Acts 5:23 saying, “We found the prison shut in all safety, and the watches standing outside before the doors. But having opened them, we found no one inside!”
Acts 5:24 And as the high priest and the captain of the Set-apart Place and the chief priests heard these words, they were puzzled and wondered what this might be.
Acts 5:25 But one came and reported to them, saying, “Look, the men whom you put in prison are standing in the Set-apart Place and teaching the people!”
Acts 5:26 Then the captain went with the officers and brought them, not with force, for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned.
Acts 5:27 And having brought them, they set them before the council and the high priest asked them,
Acts 5:28 saying, “Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this Name? And look, you have filled Yarushalam with your teaching, and intend to bring the blood of this Man upon us!”
Acts 5:29 And Kaph and the other emissaries answering, said, “We have to obey Alahiym rather than men.
Acts 5:30 “The Alahiym of our fathers raised up 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 whom you laid hands on, hanging Him on a timber.
Acts 5:31 “Him, a Prince and a Savior, Alahiym has exalted to His right hand, to give repentance to Yashara'Al and forgiveness of sins.
Acts 5:32 “And we are His witnesses to these matters, and so also is the Set-apart Spirit whom Alahiym has given to those who obey Him.”
Acts 5:33 And those hearing were cut to the heart, and took counsel to kill them.
Acts 5:34 But a certain one in the council stood up, a Pharisee named Gamliy'Al, a teacher of the Torah, respected by all the people, and ordered them to put the emissaries outside for a little while,
Acts 5:35 and said to them, “Men of Yashara'Al, take heed to yourselves what you intend to do to these men.
Acts 5:36 “For before these days Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody. A number of men, about four hundred, did join him. He was slain, and all who obeyed him were dispersed, and came to naught.
Acts 5:37 “After him, Yahudah of Galil rose up in the days of the census, and drew away many people after him. He also perished, and all who obeyed him were scattered.
Acts 5:38 “And now I say to you, stay away from these men and leave them alone, because if this plan or this work is of men, it shall be overthrown,
Acts 5:39 but if it is of Alahiym, you are unable to overthrow it, lest you even be found to fight against Alahiym.”
Acts 5:40 And they heeded his advice, and having called for the emissaries, beating them, they commanded that they should not speak in the Name of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, and let them go.
Acts 5:41 Then indeed they went rejoicing from the presence of the council, because they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His Name.
Acts 5:42 And daily in the Set-apart Place, and in every house, they did not cease teaching and bringing the Good News: 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 the Messiah!
Acts 6:1 And in those days, when the taught ones were increasing, there arose a grumbling against the Hebrews by the Hellenists (Greek-speaking Yahudiy), because their widows were overlooked in the daily serving.
Acts 6:2 So the twelve summoned the group of the taught ones and said, “It is not pleasing for us to leave the Word of Alahiym and serve tables.
Acts 6:3 “Therefore, brothers, seek out from among you seven men who are known to be filled with the Set-apart Spirit and wisdom, whom we shall appoint for this duty,
Acts 6:4 but we shall give ourselves continually to prayer and to serving the Word.”
Acts 6:5 And the word pleased the entire group. And they chose Stephanos, a man filled with belief and the Set-apart Spirit, and Philip, and Prochoros, and Nikanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nikolaos, a convert from Antioch,
Acts 6:6 whom they set before the emissaries. And when they had prayed, they laid hands on them.
Acts 6:7 And the Word of Alahiym spread, and the number of the taught ones increased greatly in Yarushalam, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the belief.
Acts 6:8 And Stephanos, filled with belief and power, did great wonders and signs among the people.
Acts 6:9 But some of those of the so-called Congregation of the Freedmen (Cyrenians, Alexandrians, and those from Kilikia and Asia), rose up, disputing with Stephanos,
Acts 6:10 but they were unable to resist the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke.
Acts 6:11 Then they instigated men to say, “We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Mashah and Alahiym.”
Acts 6:12 And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, so they came upon him, seized him, and brought him to the council.
Acts 6:13 And they set up false witnesses who said, “This man does not cease to speak blasphemous words against this set-apart place and the Torah,
Acts 6:14 for we have heard him saying that this 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 of Natsareth shall overthrow this place and change the institutes which Mashah delivered unto us.”
Acts 6:15 And all who sat in the council, looking steadily at him, saw his face was like the face of a heavenly messenger.
Acts 7:1 And the high priest said, “Is this so?”
Acts 7:2 And he replied, “Men, brothers and fathers, listen: The Alahiym of esteem appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Aram Nahariym, before he dwelt in Charan,
Acts 7:3 and said to him, ‘Come out of your land and from your relatives, and come here, into a land that I shall show you.’
Acts 7:4 “Then he came out of the land of the Kashdiym and dwelt in Charan. And from there, after the death of his father, He removed him to this land in which you now dwell.
Acts 7:5 “And He gave him no inheritance in it, not a foot of it. But He promised to give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child.
Acts 7:6 “And Alahiym spoke in this way: that his seed would be sojourning in a foreign land, and that they would be enslaved and mistreated four hundred years.
Acts 7:7 ‘And the nation to whom they shall be enslaved, I shall judge,’ said Alahiym, ‘and after that they shall come out and serve Me in this place.’
Acts 7:8 “And He gave him the covenant of circumcision. And so he brought forth Yatschaq and circumcised him on the eighth day. And Yatschaq brought forth Ya'auqub, and Ya'auqub brought forth the twelve ancestors.
Acts 7:9 “And the ancestors, becoming jealous, sold YahuSaph into Matsriym. But Alahiym was with him,
Acts 7:10 and delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom before Pharauh, sovereign of Matsriym. And he appointed him governor over Matsriym and all his house.
Acts 7:11 “Then a scarcity of food and great distress came over all the land of Matsriym and Kana'aun, and our fathers found no food.
Acts 7:12 “But Ya'auqub heard that there was grain in Matsriym, and he sent out our fathers the first time,
Acts 7:13 and at the second time YahuSaph was made known to his brothers, and YahuSaph’s race became known to the Pharauh.
Acts 7:14 “And YahuSaph sent and called his father Ya'auqub and all his relatives to him, seventy-five people.
Acts 7:15 “And Ya'auqub went down to Matsriym, and died, he and our fathers,
Acts 7:16 and they were brought over to Shakam and laid in the tomb that Abraham bought for a price of silver from the sons of Chamur, the father of Shakam.
Acts 7:17 “But as the time of the promise drew near which Alahiym had sworn to Abraham, the people increased and multiplied in Matsriym
Acts 7:18 until another sovereign arose who did not know YahuSaph.
Acts 7:19 “Having dealt treacherously with our race, this one mistreated our fathers, making them expose their babies, so that they should not live.
Acts 7:20 “At that time Mashah was born, and he was well-pleasing to Alahiym. And he was reared three months in the house of his father.
Acts 7:21 “But when he was exposed, the daughter of Pharauh took him up and reared him as her own son.
Acts 7:22 “And Mashah was instructed in all the wisdom of the Matsriym, and was mighty in words and works.
Acts 7:23 “And when he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brothers, the children of Yashara'Al.
Acts 7:24 “And seeing one of them being wronged, he defended and revenged him who was oppressed, smiting the Matsriym.
Acts 7:25 “And he thought that his brothers would have understood that Alahiym would give deliverance to them by his hand, but they did not understand.
Acts 7:26 “And the next day he appeared to two of them as they were fighting, and urged them to peace, saying, ‘Men, you are brothers, why do you wrong one another?’
Acts 7:27 “But he who was wronging his neighbor pushed him away, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge over us?
Acts 7:28 ‘Do you wish to kill me as you killed the Matsriym yesterday?’
Acts 7:29 “And at this saying, Mashah fled and became a sojourner in the land of Madyan, where he fathered two sons.
Acts 7:30 “And after forty years were completed, a Messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 appeared to him in a flame of fire in a bush, in the wilderness of Mount Siniy.
Acts 7:31 “And Mashah, seeing it, marvelled at the sight, and coming near to look, the voice of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 came to him,
Acts 7:32 saying, ‘I am the Alahiym of your fathers, the Alahiym of Abraham and the Alahiym of Yatschaq and the Alahiym of Ya'auqub.’ And Mashah trembled and did not have the courage to look.
Acts 7:33 ‘But 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to him, “Take your sandals off your feet, for the place where you stand is set-apart ground.
Acts 7:34 “I have certainly seen the evil treatment of my people who are in Matsriym, and I have heard their groaning and have come down to deliver them. And now come, let Me send you to Matsriym.” ’
Acts 7:35 “This Mashah whom they had refused, saying, ‘Who made you a ruler and a judge?’ – this one Alahiym sent to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the Messenger who appeared to him in the bush.
Acts 7:36 “This one led them out, after he had done wonders and signs in the land of Matsriym, and in the Red Sea, and in the wilderness forty years.
Acts 7:37 “This is the Mashah who said to the children of Yashara'Al, ‘ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Alahiym shall raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brothers. Him you shall hear.’
Acts 7:38 “This is he who was in the assembly in the wilderness with the Messenger who spoke to him on Mount Siniy, and with our fathers, who received the living Words to give to us,
Acts 7:39 unto whom our fathers would not become obedient, but thrust away, and in their hearts they turned back to Matsriym,
Acts 7:40 saying to Aharan, ‘Make us mighty ones to go before us, for this Mashah who led us out of the land of Matsriym, we do not know what has become of him.’
Acts 7:41 “And they made a calf in those days, and brought an offering to the idol, and were rejoicing in the works of their own hands.
Acts 7:42 “So Alahiym turned and gave them up to worship the host of the shamiym, as it has been written in the book of the Prophets, ‘Did you bring slaughtered beasts and offerings unto Me during forty years in the wilderness, O house of Yashara'Al?
Acts 7:43 ‘And you took up the tent of Malak, and the star of your mighty one Kiyun, images which you made to bow before them. Therefore I shall remove you beyond Babal.’
Acts 7:44 “The Tent of Witness was with our fathers in the wilderness, as He appointed, instructing Mashah to make it according to the pattern that he had seen,
Acts 7:45 which our fathers, having received it in turn, also brought with Yahusha into the land possessed by the gentiles, whom Alahiym drove out before the face of our fathers until the days of Dud,
Acts 7:46 who found favor before Alahiym and asked to find a dwelling for the Alahiym of Ya'auqub,
Acts 7:47 but Shalamah built Him a house.
Acts 7:48 “However, the Most High does not dwell in dwellings made with hands, as the prophet says:
Acts 7:49 ‘The shamiym is My throne, and earth is My footstool. What house shall you build for Me? says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, or what is the place of My rest?
Acts 7:50 ‘Has My hand not made all these?’
Acts 7:51 “You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Set-apart Spirit, as your fathers did, you also do.
Acts 7:52 “Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who before announced the coming of the Righteous One, of whom you now have become the betrayers and murderers,
Acts 7:53 who received the Torah as it was ordained by messengers, but did not watch over it.”
Acts 7:54 And hearing this they were cut to the hearts and gnashed the teeth at him.
Acts 7:55 But he, being filled with the Set-apart Spirit, looked steadily into the shamiym and saw the esteem of Alahiym, and 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 standing at the right hand of Alahiym,
Acts 7:56 and he said, “Look! I see the shamiym opened and the Son of Adam standing at the right hand of Alahiym!”
Acts 7:57 And crying out with a loud voice, they stopped their ears, and rushed upon him with one mind,
Acts 7:58 and threw him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Sha’ul.
Acts 7:59 And they were stoning Stephanos as he was calling and saying, “Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, receive my Spirit.”
Acts 7:60 And kneeling down he cried out with a loud voice, “Master, do not hold this sin against them.” And having said this, he fell asleep.
Acts 8:1 And Sha’ul was giving approval to his death. And on that day there was a great persecution against the assembly which was at Yarushalam, and they were all scattered throughout the countries of Yahudah and Shamarun, except the emissaries.
Acts 8:2 And dedicated men buried Stephanos, and made great lamentation over him.
Acts 8:3 But Sha’ul was ravaging the assembly, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, putting them in prison.
Acts 8:4 Then those who had been scattered went everywhere bringing the Good News: the Word!
Acts 8:5 And going down to the city of Shamarun Philip proclaimed Messiah to them.
Acts 8:6 And the crowds with one mind heeded what Philip said, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.
Acts 8:7 For unclean spirits came out of many who were possessed, crying with a loud voice, and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed.
Acts 8:8 And there came to be great joy in that city.
Acts 8:9 Now there was a certain man called Shamau'un, who formerly was practising magic in the city and astonishing the people of Shamarun, claiming to be someone great,
Acts 8:10 to whom they all were giving heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, “This one is the power of Alahiym, which is great.”
Acts 8:11 And they were giving heed to him because for a long time he had amazed them with his magic.
Acts 8:12 And when they believed Philip as he brought the Good News about the reign of Alahiym and the Name of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Messiah, both men and women were immersed.
Acts 8:13 And Shamau'un himself also believed. And when he was immersed he continued with Philip, and was amazed, seeing the miracles and signs which took place.
Acts 8:14 And when the emissaries who were at Yarushalam heard that Shamarun had received the Word of Alahiym, they sent Kaph and YahuChanan to them,
Acts 8:15 who, when they had come down, prayed for them to receive the Set-apart Spirit,
Acts 8:16 for He had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been immersed in the Name of the Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏.
Acts 8:17 Then they laid hands on them, and they received the Set-apart Spirit.
Acts 8:18 And Shamau'un, seeing that through the laying on of the hands of the emissaries the Set-apart Spirit was given, he offered them money,
Acts 8:19 saying, “Give me this authority too, so that anyone I lay hands on shall receive the Set-apart Spirit.”
Acts 8:20 But Kaph said to him, “Let your silver perish with you, because you thought to buy the gift of Alahiym through money!
Acts 8:21 “You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is not right before Alahiym.
Acts 8:22 “Repent therefore of this evil of yours, and plead with Alahiym to forgive you the intention of your heart.
Acts 8:23 “For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by unrighteousness.”
Acts 8:24 But Shamau'un answering, said, “Plead with the Master for me, so that none of what you had said shall come upon me.”
Acts 8:25 Then after they had earnestly witnessed and spoken the Word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, they returned to Yarushalam, bringing the Good News in many villages of the Shamaraniym.
Acts 8:26 But a messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 spoke to Philip, saying, “Arise and go toward the south along the way which goes down from Yarushalam to Auzah.” This is desert.
Acts 8:27 And he arose and went, and saw, a man of Kush, a eunuch of great authority under Kandakes the sovereigness of the Kushiym, who was in charge of all her treasury, and had come to Yarushalam to worship,
Acts 8:28 and was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading the prophet YashaYahu.
Acts 8:29 And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go near and join him in that chariot.”
Acts 8:30 And running up, Philip heard him reading the prophet YashaYahu, and said, “Do you know what you are reading?”
Acts 8:31 And he said, “How am I able, unless someone guides me?” And he called Philip near, to come up and sit with him.
Acts 8:32 And the passage of the Scripture which he was reading was this, “He was led as a sheep to slaughter, and like a lamb silent before its shearer, so He opened not His mouth.
Acts 8:33 “In His humiliation He was deprived of right-ruling. And who shall declare His generation? Because His life was taken from the earth.”
Acts 8:34 And the eunuch, answering Philip, said, “I ask you, about whom does the prophet say this, about himself or about some other?”
Acts 8:35 And Philip opening his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, brought to him the Good News: 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 !
Acts 8:36 And as they were going on the way, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “Look, water! What hinders me from being immersed?”
Acts 8:37 And Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, it is permitted.” And he answering, said, “I believe that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Messiah is the Son of Alahiym.”
Acts 8:38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he immersed him.
Acts 8:39 And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 caught Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, for he went his way, rejoicing.
Acts 8:40 Philip, however, was found at Ashdud. And passing through, he brought the Good News in all the cities until he came to Caesarea.
Acts 9:1 But Sha’ul, still breathing threats and murder against the taught ones of the Master, having come to the high priest,
Acts 9:2 asked from him letters to the congregations of Damashaq, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, to bring them bound to Yarushalam.
Acts 9:3 And it came to be, that as he journeyed, he came near Damashaq, and suddenly a light flashed around him from the shamiym.
Acts 9:4 And he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Sha’ul, Sha’ul, why do you persecute Me?”
Acts 9:5 And he said, “Who are You, Master?” And the Master said, “I am 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, whom you persecute. It is hard for you to kick against the prods.”
Acts 9:6 Both trembling, and being astonished, he said, “Master, what do You wish me to do?” And the Master said to him, “Arise and go into the city, and you shall be told what you have to do.”
Acts 9:7 And the men journeying with him stood speechless, hearing indeed the voice but seeing no one.
Acts 9:8 And Sha’ul arose from the ground, but when his eyes were opened he saw no one. And leading him by the hand they brought him into Damashaq.
Acts 9:9 And he was three days without sight, and did not eat nor drink.
Acts 9:10 And there was at Damashaq a certain taught one, by name ChananYahu. And the Master said unto him in a vision, “ChananYahu!” And he said, “Here I am, Master.”
Acts 9:11 And the Master said to him, “Arise and go to the street called Straight, and seek in the house of Yahudah for one called Sha’ul of Tarsea, for look, he is praying,
Acts 9:12 and has seen in a vision a man named ChananYahu coming in and laying his hand on him, so as to see again.”
Acts 9:13 And ChananYahu answered, “Master, I have heard from many about this man, how many evils he did to Your set-apart ones in Yarushalam,
Acts 9:14 and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all those calling on Your Name.”
Acts 9:15 But the Master said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My Name before nations, sovereigns, and the children of Yashara'Al.
Acts 9:16 “For I shall show him how much he has to suffer for My Name.”
Acts 9:17 And ChananYahu went away and went into the house. And laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Sha’ul, the Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, who appeared to you on the way as you came, has sent me, so that you might see again and be filled with the Set-apart Spirit.”
Acts 9:18 And immediately there fell from his eyes, as it were scales, and he received his sight. And rising up, he was immersed.
Acts 9:19 And having received food, he was strengthened. And Sha’ul was with the taught ones at Damashaq some days.
Acts 9:20 And immediately he proclaimed the Messiah in the congregations, that He is the Son of Alahiym.
Acts 9:21 And all who heard were amazed, and said, “Is this not he who destroyed those calling on this Name in Yarushalam, and has come here for this, to take them bound to the chief priests?”
Acts 9:22 But Sha’ul kept increasing in strength, and was confounding the Yahudiym who dwelt in Damashaq, proving that this is the Messiah.
Acts 9:23 And after many days had elapsed, the Yahudiym plotted to kill him.
Acts 9:24 But their plot became known to Sha’ul. And they were watching the gates day and night, to kill him.
Acts 9:25 But taking him by night, the taught ones let him down through the wall, lowering him in a basket.
Acts 9:26 And having arrived at Yarushalam, Sha’ul tried to join the taught ones, but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he was a taught one.
Acts 9:27 But Barnabas took him and brought him to the emissaries, and told them how he had seen the Master on the way, and that He had spoken to him, and how he was speaking boldly at Damashaq in the Name of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏.
Acts 9:28 And he was with them at Yarushalam, coming in and going out,
Acts 9:29 and speaking boldly in the Name of the Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 and disputed with the Hellenists (Greek-speaking Yahudiy), but they undertook to kill him.
Acts 9:30 And when the brothers learned of this, they brought him down to Caesarea and sent him out to Tarsos.
Acts 9:31 Then indeed the assemblies throughout all Yahudah, and Galil, and Shamarun had peace and were built up, and walking in the fear of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and in the encouragement of the Set-apart Spirit, they were being increased.
Acts 9:32 And it came to be, as Kaph was passing through all places, that he also came down to the set-apart ones who were dwelling at Lad.
Acts 9:33 And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden for eight years, being paralytic.
Acts 9:34 And Kaph said to him, “Aeneas, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 the Messiah heals you! Rise up and make your bed.” And immediately he rose up.
Acts 9:35 And all those dwelling at Lad and Sharon saw him and did turn to the Master.
Acts 9:36 And in Yaphu there was a certain taught one named Tsabiyth, which means Dorkas. This woman was filled with good works and kind deeds which she did.
Acts 9:37 And it came to be in those days that she became sick and died. And having washed her, they laid her in an upper room.
Acts 9:38 And Lad being near to Yaphu, and the taught ones having heard that Kaph was there, they sent two men to him, urging him not to delay in coming to them.
Acts 9:39 And having risen up, Kaph went with them. And when he arrived, they brought him to the upper room. And all the widows stood beside him weeping, showing the inner garments and outer garments which Dorkas had made while she was with them.
Acts 9:40 But Kaph sent them all out, and knelt down and prayed. And turning to the body he said, “Tabitha, arise.” And she opened her eyes, and seeing Kaph, she sat up.
Acts 9:41 And giving her his hand, he lifted her up. And calling the set-apart ones and widows, he presented her alive.
Acts 9:42 And it became known throughout all Yaphu, and many believed on the Master.
Acts 9:43 And it came to be that he stayed for many days in Yaphu with Shamau'un, a leather-tanner.
Acts 10:1 Now there was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a captain of what was called the Italian Regiment,
Acts 10:2 dedicated, and fearing Alahiym with all his household, doing many kind deeds to the people, and praying to Alahiym always.
Acts 10:3 He clearly saw in a vision, about the ninth hour of the day, a messenger of Alahiym coming to him, and saying to him, “Cornelius!”
Acts 10:4 And looking intently at him, and becoming afraid, he said, “What is it, master?” And he said to him, “Your prayers and your kind deeds have come up for a remembrance before Alahiym.
Acts 10:5 “And now send men to Yaphu, and send for Shamau'un who is also called Kaph.
Acts 10:6 “He is staying with Shamau'un, a leather-tanner, whose house is by the sea.”
Acts 10:7 And when the messenger who spoke to him went away, Cornelius called two of his household servants, and a dedicated soldier from among those who waited on him continually.
Acts 10:8 And having explained to them all, he sent them to Yaphu.
Acts 10:9 And on the next day, as they were on their way and approaching the city, Kaph went up on the house-top to pray, about the sixth hour.
Acts 10:10 And he became hungry and wished to eat. But while they were preparing, he fell into a trance,
Acts 10:11 and he saw the shamiym opened and a certain vessel like a great sheet bound at the four corners, descending to him and let down to the earth,
Acts 10:12 in which were all kinds of four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping creatures, and the birds of the shamiym.
Acts 10:13 And a voice came to him, “Rise up, Kaph, slay and eat.”
Acts 10:14 But Kaph said, “Not at all, Master! Because I have never eaten whatever is common or unclean.”
Acts 10:15 And a voice came to him again the second time, “What Alahiym has cleansed you do not consider common.”
Acts 10:16 And this took place three times, and the vessel was taken back to the shamiym.
Acts 10:17 And while Kaph was doubting within himself about what the vision might mean, look, the men who had been sent from Cornelius, having asked for the house of Shamau'un, stood at the gate,
Acts 10:18 and calling out, they enquired whether Shamau'un, also known as Kaph, was staying there.
Acts 10:19 And as Kaph was thinking about the vision, the Spirit said to him, “See, three men seek you.
Acts 10:20 “But rise up, go down and go with them, not doubting at all, for I have sent them.”
Acts 10:21 So Kaph went down to the men who had been sent to him from Cornelius, and said, “Look, I am the one you seek. Why have you come?”
Acts 10:22 And they said, “Cornelius the captain, a righteous man and one who fears Alahiym and well spoken of by the entire nation of the Yahudiym, was instructed by a set-apart messenger to send for you to his house, and to hear words from you.”
Acts 10:23 So inviting them in, he housed them. And on the next day Kaph went away with them, and some brothers from Yaphu went with him.
Acts 10:24 And the following day they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius was waiting for them, having called together his relatives and close friends.
Acts 10:25 And it came to be, that when Kaph entered, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and bowed before him.
Acts 10:26 But Kaph raised him up, saying, “Stand up, I myself am also a man.”
Acts 10:27 And talking with him, he went in and found many who had come together.
Acts 10:28 And he said to them, “You know that a Yahudiy man is not allowed to associate with, or go to one of another race. But Alahiym has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean.
Acts 10:29 “That is why I came without hesitation when I was sent for. So I ask, why have you sent for me?”
Acts 10:30 And Cornelius said, “Four days ago I was fasting until this hour. And at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and see, a man stood before me in shining garments,
Acts 10:31 and said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your kind deeds were remembered before Alahiym.
Acts 10:32 ‘Now send to Yaphu and call Shamau'un here, who is also called Kaph. He is staying in the house of Shamau'un, a leather-tanner, by the sea. When he comes, he shall speak to you.’
Acts 10:33 “So I sent to you immediately, and you have done well to come. And now, we are all present before Alahiym, to hear all that you have been commanded by Alahiym.”
Acts 10:34 And opening his mouth, Kaph said, “Truly I see that Alahiym shows no partiality,
Acts 10:35 but in every nation, he who fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.
Acts 10:36 “He sent the word to the children of Yashara'Al, bringing the Good News: peace through 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Messiah! He is Master of all.
Acts 10:37 “You know what word came to be throughout all Yahudah, beginning from Galil after the immersion which YahuChanan proclaimed:
Acts 10:38 how Alahiym did anoint 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 of Natsareth with the Set-apart Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for Alahiym was with Him.
Acts 10:39 “And we are witnesses of all He did, both in the country of the Yahudiym and in Yarushalam, whom they even killed by hanging on a timber.
Acts 10:40 “Alahiym raised up this One on the third day, and let Him be seen,
Acts 10:41 not to all the people, but to witnesses, those having been chosen before by Alahiym – to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead.
Acts 10:42 “And He commanded us to proclaim to the people, and to witness that it is He who was appointed by Alahiym to be Judge of the living and the dead.
Acts 10:43 “To this One all the prophets bear witness, that through His Name, everyone believing in Him does receive forgiveness of sins.”
Acts 10:44 While Kaph was still speaking these words, the Set-apart Spirit fell upon all those hearing the word.
Acts 10:45 And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Kaph, because the gift of the Set-apart Spirit had been poured out on the gentiles also,
Acts 10:46 for they were hearing them speaking with tongues and extolling Alahiym. Then Kaph answered,
Acts 10:47 “Is anyone able to forbid water, that these should not be immersed who have received the Set-apart Spirit – even as also we?”
Acts 10:48 And he commanded them to be immersed in the Name of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Messiah. Then they asked him to remain a few days.
Acts 11:1 And the emissaries and brothers who were in Yahudah heard that the gentiles also received the word of Alahiym.
Acts 11:2 And when Kaph went up to Yarushalam, those of the circumcision were contending with him,
Acts 11:3 saying, “You went in to uncircumcised men and ate with them!”
Acts 11:4 But Kaph began and set it forth in order, saying:
Acts 11:5 “I was in the city of Yaphu praying. And in a trance I saw a vision, a certain vessel descending like a great sheet, let down from the shamiym by four corners, and it came to me.
Acts 11:6 “Having looked into it, I perceived and I saw four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping creatures, and the birds of shamiym.
Acts 11:7 “And I heard a voice saying to me, ‘Rise up, Kaph, slay and eat.’
Acts 11:8 “But I said, ‘Not at all, Master! Because whatever is common or unclean has never entered into my mouth.’
Acts 11:9 “And the voice answered me again from the shamiym, ‘What Alahiym has cleansed you do not consider common.’
Acts 11:10 “And this took place three times, and all were drawn up again into the shamiym.
Acts 11:11 “And see, immediately three men stood before the house where I was, having been sent to me from Caesarea.
Acts 11:12 “And the Spirit said to me to go with them, not doubting at all. And these six brothers also went with me, and we went into the man’s house.
Acts 11:13 “And he told us how he had seen a messenger standing in his house, who said to him, ‘Send men to Yaphu, and call for Shamau'un who is also called Kaph,
Acts 11:14 who shall speak to you words, by which you shall be saved, you and all your house.’
Acts 11:15 “And as I began to speak, the Set-apart Spirit fell upon them, as upon us at the beginning.
Acts 11:16 “And I remembered the word of the Master, how He said, ‘YahuChanan indeed immersed in water, but you shall be immersed in the Set-apart Spirit.’
Acts 11:17 “So if Alahiym gave them the same gift as He gave us when we believed on the Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Messiah, how was I able to withstand Alahiym?”
Acts 11:18 And having heard this, they were silent, and praised Alahiym, saying, “Then Alahiym has indeed also given to the gentiles repentance to life.”
Acts 11:19 Then, indeed, they who were scattered because of the pressure that arose over Stephanos passed through to Phoenicia, and Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except the Yahudiym only.
Acts 11:20 But some of them were men from Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they had come to Antioch, spoke to the Hellenists (Greek-speaking Yahudiy), bringing the Good News: the Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 !
Acts 11:21 And the hand of the Master was with them, and a great number having believed turned to the Master.
Acts 11:22 And word of it came to the ears of the assembly in Yarushalam, and they sent out Barnaba to go as far as Antioch,
Acts 11:23 who, having come, and seeing the favor of Alahiym, was glad, and encouraged them all with purpose of heart to cleave to the Master.
Acts 11:24 Because he was a good man, and filled with the Set-apart Spirit and with belief. And large numbers were added to the Master.
Acts 11:25 Then he went to Tarson to seek Sha’ul,
Acts 11:26 and having found him, he brought him to Antioch. And it came to be that for an entire year they came together in the assembly and taught large numbers. And the taught ones were called ‘messianists’ first in Antioch.
Acts 11:27 And in those days prophets came from Yarushalam to Antioch.
Acts 11:28 And one of them, named Chagab, stood up and indicated by the Spirit that there was going to be a great scarcity of food over all the world – which also took place under Claudius Caesar.
Acts 11:29 So the taught ones, each according to his ability, decided to send relief to the brothers dwelling in Yahudah.
Acts 11:30 This they also did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnaba and Sha’ul.
Acts 12:1 And about that time Herodes the sovereign put forth his hands to do evil to some from the assembly.
Acts 12:2 And he killed Ya'auqub the brother of YahuChanan with the sword.
Acts 12:3 And seeing that it was pleasing to the Yahudiym, he proceeded further to arrest Kaph as well – and they were the Days of Unleavened Bread.
Acts 12:4 So when he had seized him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of soldiers to watch over him, intending to bring him before the people after Phasach.
Acts 12:5 So Kaph was indeed kept in prison, but prayer was earnestly made to Alahiym on his behalf by the assembly.
Acts 12:6 And when Herodes was about to bring him out, that night Kaph was sleeping, bound with two chains between two soldiers. And the guards before the door were keeping the prison.
Acts 12:7 And see, a messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 stood by, and a light shone in the building. And smiting the side of Kaph he raised him up, saying, “Get up quickly!” And his chains fell off his hands.
Acts 12:8 And the messenger said to him, “Gird yourself and bind on your sandals,” and he did so. And he said to him, “Put on your garment and follow me.”
Acts 12:9 And coming out he followed him, and knew not that what was done by the messenger was true, but thought he was seeing a vision.
Acts 12:10 And when they had passed the first and the second guard posts, they came to the iron gate that leads to the city, which opened to them by itself. And they went out and went down one street, and the messenger instantly withdrew from him.
Acts 12:11 And when Kaph had come to himself, he said, “Now I truly know that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has sent His messenger, and delivered me from the hand of Herodes and from all the Yahudiy people were anticipating.”
Acts 12:12 And having realised this, he went to the house of Mariym, the mother of YahuChanan who was also called Mark, where many had gathered to pray.
Acts 12:13 And when Kaph knocked at the door of the gate, a girl named Rhode came to answer.
Acts 12:14 And when she recognized Kaph’s voice, she did not open the gate because of her joy, but ran in and reported that Kaph stood before the gate.
Acts 12:15 And they said to her, “You are mad!” But she kept insisting that it was so, and they said, “It is his messenger.”
Acts 12:16 And Kaph continued knocking, and having opened they saw him and were amazed.
Acts 12:17 And motioning to them with his hand to be silent, he told them how the Master brought him out of the prison. And he said, “Report this to Ya'auqub and to the brothers.” And he left and went to another place.
Acts 12:18 Now when day came, there was no small stir among the soldiers about what had become of Kaph.
Acts 12:19 And when Herodes had searched for him and did not find him, he examined the guards and ordered them to be led away. And he went down from Yahudah to Caesarea, and stayed there.
Acts 12:20 Now Herodes had been highly displeased with the people of Tsar and Tsidun, but with one mind they came to him, and having made Blastos the sovereign’s eunuch their friend, they were asking for peace, because their country was supplied with food by the sovereign’s country.
Acts 12:21 And on an appointed day Herodes, having put on his royal clothes, sat on his throne and gave an address to them.
Acts 12:22 And the people kept shouting, “The voice of a mighty one and not of a man!”
Acts 12:23 And instantly a messenger of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 smote him, because he did not give the esteem to Alahiym. And becoming worm-eaten, he died.
Acts 12:24 And the word of Alahiym went on growing and spreading.
Acts 12:25 And Barnabas and Sha’ul returned from Yarushalam, having completed the service, and having taken with them YahuChanan who was also called Mark.
Acts 13:1 And in the assembly that was at Antioch there were certain prophets and teachers: both Barnabas and Shamau'un who was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manacham who had been brought up with Herodes the district ruler, and Sha’ul.
Acts 13:2 And as they were doing service to the Master and fasted, the Set-apart Spirit said, “Separate unto Me Barnaba and Sha’ul for the work to which I have called them.”
Acts 13:3 Then having fasted and prayed, and having laid hands on them, they sent them away.
Acts 13:4 So they, having been sent out by the Set-apart Spirit, went down to Seleukeia, and from there they sailed to Cyprus.
Acts 13:5 And having come into Salamis, they proclaimed the word of Alahiym in the congregations of the Yahudiym. And they also had YahuChanan as an attendant.
Acts 13:6 And having passed through all the island to Paphos, they found a certain magician, a false prophet, a Yahudiy whose name was Bar-Yahusha,
Acts 13:7 who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of understanding. This man, having called for Barnaba and Sha’ul, earnestly sought to hear the word of Alahiym.
Acts 13:8 But Elumas the magician – for so his name is translated – withstood them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the belief.
Acts 13:9 Then Sha’ul, filled with the Set-apart Spirit, looked intently at him,
Acts 13:10 and said, “O son of the devil, filled with all deceit and all recklessness, you enemy of all righteousness, shall you not cease perverting the straight ways of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 ?
Acts 13:11 “And now, see, the hand of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 is upon you, and you shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a time.” And instantly a dark mist fell on him, and he went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand.
Acts 13:12 And having seen what took place, the proconsul believed, being astonished at the teaching of the Master.
Acts 13:13 And having put out from Paphos, Sha’ul and those with him came to Perge in Pamphulia. And YahuChanan, having left them, returned to Yarushalam.
Acts 13:14 But passing through from Perges, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the congregation on the Shabath day and sat down.
Acts 13:15 And after the reading of the Torah and the Prophets, the rulers of the congregation sent to them, saying, “Men, brothers, if you have any word of encouragement for the people, speak.”
Acts 13:16 And Sha’ul, standing up and motioning with his hand said, “Men, Yashara'Aliy, and those fearing Alahiym, listen:
Acts 13:17 “The Alahiym of this people Yashara'Al did choose our fathers, and exalted the people in their sojourning in the land of Matsriym, and with a high arm He brought them out of it.
Acts 13:18 “Now for a time of about forty years He sustained them in the wilderness.
Acts 13:19 “And having destroyed seven nations in the land of Kana'aun, He gave their land to them as an inheritance.
Acts 13:20 “And after that He gave judges for about four hundred and fifty years, until Shamu'Al the prophet.
Acts 13:21 “But then they asked for a sovereign, and Alahiym gave them Sha’ul the son of Qish, a man of the tribe of Banyaman, for forty years.
Acts 13:22 “And having removed him, He raised up for them Dud as sovereign, to whom also He gave witness and said, ‘I have found Dud the son of Yashiy, a man after My own heart, who shall do all My desires.’
Acts 13:23 “From this one’s seed, according to the promise, Alahiym raised up for Yashara'Al a Savior, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏,
Acts 13:24 after YahuChanan had first proclaimed the immersion of repentance to all the people of Yashara'Al, before His coming.
Acts 13:25 “And as YahuChanan was completing his mission, he said, ‘Who do you suppose I am? I am not He. But see, there comes One after me, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to loose.’
Acts 13:26 “Men, brothers, sons of the race of Abraham, and those among you fearing Alahiym, to you the word of this deliverance has been sent,
Acts 13:27 for those dwelling in Yarushalam, and their rulers, because they did not know Him, nor even the voices of the Prophets which are read every Shabath, have filled them in having judged Him.
Acts 13:28 “And having found not one cause for death, they asked Pilate that He should be put to death.
Acts 13:29 “And when they had accomplished all that was written concerning Him, taking Him down from the timber, they laid Him in a tomb.
Acts 13:30 “But Alahiym raised Him from the dead,
Acts 13:31 and He was seen for many days by those who came up with Him from Galil to Yarushalam, who are His witnesses to the people.
Acts 13:32 “And we bring you the Good News, the promise made to the fathers,
Acts 13:33 that Alahiym has filled this for us, their children, having raised up 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, as it has also been written in the second Thahaliym, ‘You are My Son, today I have brought You forth.’
Acts 13:34 “And that He raised Him out of the dead, no more to return to corruption, He has said thus, ‘I shall give you the trustworthy kindnesses of Dud.’
Acts 13:35 “For this reason He also says in another Thahaliym, ‘You shall not give Your Kind One to see corruption.’
Acts 13:36 “For Dud, indeed, having served his own generation by the counsel of Alahiym, fell asleep, was buried with his fathers, and saw corruption,
Acts 13:37 but He whom Alahiym raised up saw no corruption.
Acts 13:38 “Let it therefore be known to you, brothers, that through this One forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you,
Acts 13:39 and by Him everyone who believes is declared right from all sins from which you were not able to be declared right by the Torah of Mashah.
Acts 13:40 “Watch then that what was said in the prophets does not come upon you:
Acts 13:41 “See, you despisers, marvel and perish, for I work a work in your days, a work which you would in no way believe if someone were to declare it to you.’ ”
Acts 13:42 And when the Yahudiym went out of the congregation, the gentiles begged to have these words spoken to them the next Shabath.
Acts 13:43 And when the meeting of the congregation had broken up, many of the Yahudiym and of the worshipping converts followed Sha’ul and Barnaba, who, speaking to them, were urging them to continue in the favor of Alahiym.
Acts 13:44 And on the next Shabath almost all the city came together to hear the Word of Alahiym.
Acts 13:45 But when the Yahudiym saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy. And contradicting and speaking evil, they opposed what Sha’ul was saying.
Acts 13:46 But speaking boldly, Sha’ul and Barnabas said, “It was necessary that the word of Alahiym should be spoken to you first, but since you thrust it away, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, see, we turn to the gentiles.
Acts 13:47 “For so the Master has commanded us, ‘I have set you to be a light to the gentiles, that you should be for deliverance to the ends of the earth.’ ”
Acts 13:48 And when the gentiles heard this, they were glad and praised the Word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄. And as many as had been appointed to everlasting life believed.
Acts 13:49 And the Word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 was being spread throughout the entire country.
Acts 13:50 But the Yahudiym stirred up the worshipping and noble women and the chief men of the city, and raised up persecution against Sha’ul and Barnaba, and threw them out of their borders.
Acts 13:51 And shaking off the dust from their feet against them, they came to Ikonion.
Acts 13:52 And the taught ones were filled with joy and the Set-apart Spirit.
Acts 14:1 And it came to be in Ikonion that they went together into the congregation of the Yahudiym, and spoke in such a way that a great number of both Yahudiym and Greeks believed.
Acts 14:2 But the Yahudiym who would not obey stirred up the gentiles and evilly influenced their beings against the brothers.
Acts 14:3 So they remained a long time, speaking boldly in the Master, who was bearing witness to the word of His favor, giving signs and wonders to be done by their hands.
Acts 14:4 And the crowd of the city was divided, and some sided with the Yahudiym, and some with the emissaries.
Acts 14:5 But when a move took place by both the gentiles and Yahudiym, with their rulers, to mistreat and stone them,
Acts 14:6 they became aware of it and fled to Lustra and Derbe, cities of Lukaonia, and the country round about.
Acts 14:7 And they were bringing the Good News there.
Acts 14:8 And in Lustra there was sitting a certain man, disabled in his feet, a cripple from his mother’s womb, who had never walked.
Acts 14:9 This one heard Sha’ul speaking, who, looking intently at him and seeing that he had belief to be healed,
Acts 14:10 said with a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet!” And he sprang up and began to walk.
Acts 14:11 And when the crowds saw what Sha’ul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in Lukaonian, “The mighty ones have become like men and come down to us!”
Acts 14:12 And they called Barnaba Zeus, and Sha’ul Hermes, since he was the chief speaker.
Acts 14:13 And the priest of Zeus, being in front of their city, brought oxen and wreaths to the gates, and wished to offer with the crowds.
Acts 14:14 And when the emissaries Barnabas and Sha’ul heard this, they tore their garments and ran in among the crowd, crying out
Acts 14:15 and saying, “Men, why are you doing this? We also are men with the same nature as you, bringing to you the Good News: to turn from these worthless matters to the living Alahiym, who made the shamiym, and the earth, and the sea, and all that is in them,
Acts 14:16 who in past generations allowed all the nations to walk in their own ways,
Acts 14:17 though, indeed, He did not leave Himself without witness, doing good – giving us rain from shamiym and fruit-bearing seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.”
Acts 14:18 Even with these words they still had difficulty in stopping the crowds from offering to them.
Acts 14:19 But Yahudiym arrived from Antioch and Ikonion, and having won over the crowds, they stoned Sha’ul, dragged him out of the city, thinking he was dead.
Acts 14:20 But while the taught ones gathered around him, he rose up and went into the city. And on the next day he went away with Barnaba to Derbe.
Acts 14:21 And having brought the Good News to that city, and having made many taught ones, they returned to Lustra, and Ikonion, and Antioch,
Acts 14:22 strengthening the beings of the taught ones, encouraging them to continue in the belief, and that through many pressures we have to enter the reign of Alahiym.
Acts 14:23 And having appointed elders in every assembly, having prayed with fasting, they committed them to the Master in whom they had believed.
Acts 14:24 And having passed through Pisidia, they came to Pamphulia.
Acts 14:25 And having spoken the word in Perge, they went down to Attaleia,
Acts 14:26 and from there they sailed to Antioch, where they had been committed to the favor of Alahiym for the work which they had completed.
Acts 14:27 And having arrived, and having gathered together the assembly, they related all that Alahiym had done with them, and that He had opened the door of belief to the gentiles.
Acts 14:28 And they remained there a long time with the taught ones.
Acts 15:1 And certain men came down from Yahudah and were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised, according to the practice of Mashah, you are unable to be saved.”
Acts 15:2 So when Sha’ul and Barnaba had no small dissension and dispute with them, they arranged for Sha’ul and Barnaba and certain others of them to go up to Yarushalam, to the emissaries and elders, about this question.
Acts 15:3 So, being sent on their way by the assembly, they passed through Phoenicia and Shamarun, relating the conversion of the gentiles. And they were causing great joy to all the brothers.
Acts 15:4 And having arrived in Yarushalam, they were received by the assembly and the emissaries and the elders. And they reported all that Alahiym had done with them.
Acts 15:5 And some of the believers who belonged to the sect of the Pharisees, rose up, saying, “It is necessary to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the Torah of Mashah.”
Acts 15:6 And the emissaries and elders came together to look into this matter.
Acts 15:7 And when there had been much dispute, Kaph rose up and said to them, “Men, brothers, you know that a good while ago Alahiym chose among us, that by my mouth the gentiles should hear the word of the Good News and believe.
Acts 15:8 “And Alahiym, who knows the heart, bore witness to them, by giving them the Set-apart Spirit, as also to us,
Acts 15:9 and made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by belief.
Acts 15:10 “Now then, why do you try Alahiym by putting a yoke on the neck of the taught ones which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
Acts 15:11 “But through the favor of the Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Messiah we trust to be saved, in the same way as they.”
Acts 15:12 And all the crowd was silent and were listening to Barnaba and Sha’ul declaring how many miracles and wonders Alahiym did among the gentiles, through them.
Acts 15:13 And after they were silent, Ya'auqub answered, saying, “Men, brothers, listen to me:
Acts 15:14 “Shamau'un has declared how Alahiym first visited the gentiles to take out of them a people for His Name.
Acts 15:15 “And the words of the prophets agree with this, as it has been written:
Acts 15:16 ‘After this I shall return and rebuild the Booth of Dud which has fallen down. And I shall rebuild its ruins, and I shall set it up,
Acts 15:17 so that the remnant of mankind shall seek 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, even all the gentiles on whom My Name has been called, says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 who is doing all this,’
Acts 15:18 who has made this known from of old.
Acts 15:19 “Therefore I judge that we should not trouble those from among the gentiles who are turning to Alahiym,
Acts 15:20 but that we write to them to abstain from the defilements of idols, and from whoring, and from what is strangled, and from blood.
Acts 15:21 “For from ancient generations Mashah has, in every city, those proclaiming him – being read in the congregations every Shabath.”
Acts 15:22 Then it seemed good to the emissaries and elders, with all the assembly, to send chosen men from among them to Antioch with Sha’ul and Barnaba: Yahudah being called Barsabba, and Silas, leading men among the brothers,
Acts 15:23 having written by their hand this: The emissaries and the elders and the brothers, To the brothers who are of the gentiles in Antioch, and Syria, and Kilikia: Greetings.
Acts 15:24 Since we have heard that some who went out from us have troubled you with words, unsettling your lives, to whom we gave no command –
Acts 15:25 it seemed good to us, having become of one mind, to send chosen men to you with our beloved Barnaba and Sha’ul,
Acts 15:26 men who have given up their lives for the Name of our Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Messiah.
Acts 15:27 We have therefore sent Yahudah and Silas, who are also confirming this by word of mouth.
Acts 15:28 For it seemed good to the Set-apart Spirit, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessities:
Acts 15:29 that you abstain from what is offered to idols, and blood, and what is strangled, and whoring. If you keep yourselves from these, you shall do well. Be strong!
Acts 15:30 They, therefore, being sent off, went to Antioch. And having gathered the crowd together, they delivered the letter.
Acts 15:31 And having read it, they rejoiced over its encouragement.
Acts 15:32 And Yahudah and Silas, being themselves also prophets, encouraged the brothers with many words and strengthened them.
Acts 15:33 And having spent some time, they were sent back in peace from the brothers to the emissaries.
Acts 15:34 But it seemed good to Silas to remain.
Acts 15:35 And Sha’ul and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and bringing, with many others also, the Good News: the Word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 !
Acts 15:36 And after some days Sha’ul said to Barnaba, “Let us now go back and visit our brothers in every city where we proclaimed the Word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, and see how they are.”
Acts 15:37 And Barnabas purposed to take with them YahuChanan called Mark.
Acts 15:38 But Sha’ul thought it not fit to take with them the one who withdrew from them in Pamphulia, and had not gone with them to the work.
Acts 15:39 A sharp feeling therefore came to be, so that they parted from one another. And so Barnaba took Mark and sailed to Cyprus.
Acts 15:40 And Sha’ul chose Silas and went off, being committed by the brothers to the favor of Alahiym.
Acts 15:41 And he went through Syria and Kilikia, strengthening the assemblies.
Acts 16:1 And he came to Derbe and Lustra. And see, a certain taught one was there, named Timothy, the son of a certain Yahudiy woman who believed – but his father however Greek –
Acts 16:2 who was well spoken of by the brothers who were at Lustra and Ikonio.
Acts 16:3 Sha’ul wished to have this one go with him. And he took him and circumcised him because of the Yahudiym who were in those places, for they all knew that his father was .
Acts 16:4 And as they went through the cities, they delivered to them the regulations to keep, which were decided by the emissaries and elders at Yarushalam.
Acts 16:5 Then, indeed, the assemblies were strengthened in the belief, and increased in number every day.
Acts 16:6 And having passed through Phrygia and the Galatian country, they were forbidden by the Set-apart Spirit to speak the word in Asia.
Acts 16:7 When they came to Musia, they tried to go into Bithunia, but the Spirit did not allow them.
Acts 16:8 And having passed by Musia, they came down to Troas.
Acts 16:9 And in the night a vision appeared to Sha’ul: A man of Makedonia was standing, begging him and saying, “Come over to Makedonia and help us.”
Acts 16:10 And when he saw the vision, immediately we sought to go to Makedonia, concluding that the Master had called us to bring the Good News to them.
Acts 16:11 Therefore, sailing from Troas, we ran a straight course to Samothrake, and the next day came to Neapolis,
Acts 16:12 and from there to Philippi, which is the principal city of that part of Makedonia, a colony. And we were staying in that city for some days.
Acts 16:13 And on the Shabath day we went outside the city by a river, where there used to be prayer. And having sat down we were speaking to the women who met there.
Acts 16:14 And a certain woman named Ludia, a seller of purple from the city of Thyatira, worshipping Alahiym, was hearing, whose heart the Master did open to pay attention to what Sha’ul said.
Acts 16:15 And when she was immersed, and her household, she begged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be believing in the Master, come to my house and stay.” And she urged us.
Acts 16:16 And it came to be, as we went to prayer, that a certain slave girl possessed with a spirit of Python, did meet us, who brought her masters much profit by foretelling.
Acts 16:17 Having followed Sha’ul and us, she cried out, saying, “These men are the servants of the Most High Alahiym, who proclaim to us the way of deliverance.”
Acts 16:18 And she was doing this for many days. But Sha’ul, greatly annoyed, turned and said to the Spirit, “I command you in the Name of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Messiah to come out of her.” And it came out that same hour.
Acts 16:19 But when her masters saw that their anticipation of money-making was gone, they seized Sha’ul and Silas and dragged them into the market-place to the rulers.
Acts 16:20 And having brought them to the captains, they said, “These men, being Yahudiym, greatly disturb our city,
Acts 16:21 and they proclaim practices which are not right for us to receive nor to do, being Romans.”
Acts 16:22 And the crowd rose up together against them. And the captains tore off their garments and commanded them to be beaten with rods.
Acts 16:23 And having laid many blows upon them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them safely,
Acts 16:24 who, having received such a command, put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.
Acts 16:25 And at midnight Sha’ul and Silas were praying and singing songs to Alahiym, and the prisoners were listening to them.
Acts 16:26 And suddenly a great earthquake took place, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken, and immediately all the doors were opened and all the chains came loose.
Acts 16:27 And the jailer, awaking from sleep and seeing the prison doors open, thinking the prisoners had fled, drew his sword and was about to kill himself.
Acts 16:28 But Sha’ul called with a loud voice, saying, “Do no harm to yourself, for we are all here.”
Acts 16:29 And asking for a light, he ran in, and fell down trembling before Sha’ul and Silas.
Acts 16:30 And having led them outside he said, “Masters, what do I have to do to be saved?”
Acts 16:31 And they said, “Believe on the Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Messiah, and you shall be saved, you and your household.”
Acts 16:32 And they spoke the Word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 to him and to all who were in his house.
Acts 16:33 And taking them in that hour of the night, he washed their wounds, and immediately he was immersed, he and all that were his.
Acts 16:34 And having brought them into his house, he set food before them. And he rejoiced with all his household, having believed in Alahiym.
Acts 16:35 And when day came, the authorities sent the officers, saying, “Let these men go.”
Acts 16:36 And the jailer reported these words to Sha’ul, saying, “The captains have sent to let you go. Now then, come out and go in peace.”
Acts 16:37 But Sha’ul said to them, “They have beaten us publicly, uncondemned, being Romans. They have thrown us into prison, and now, do they throw us out secretly? No indeed! Let them come themselves and bring us out.”
Acts 16:38 And the officers reported these words to the authorities, and they were afraid when they heard that they were Romans.
Acts 16:39 And having come, they pleaded with them and brought them out, and asked them to leave the city.
Acts 16:40 So coming out of the prison they went to Ludia, and seeing the brothers, they encouraged them, and went forth.
Acts 17:1 And having passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonike, where there was a congregation of the Yahudiym.
Acts 17:2 And according to his practice, Sha’ul went in unto them, and for three Shabaths was reasoning with them from the Scriptures,
Acts 17:3 explaining and pointing out that the Messiah had to suffer and rise again from the dead, and saying, “This is the Messiah, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, whom I proclaim to you.”
Acts 17:4 And some of them did believe, and a large number of the worshipping Greek, and not a few of the leading women, joined Sha’ul and Silas.
Acts 17:5 But the Yahudiym who did not believe, having become envious, took some of the wicked men from the market-place, and gathering a mob, set all the city in an uproar and came upon the house of Jason, and were seeking to bring them out to the people.
Acts 17:6 But not finding them, they dragged Jason and some of the brothers to the city rulers, crying out, “They who have turned the world upside down have come here too,
Acts 17:7 whom Jason has received. And all of them are acting contrary to the dogmas of Caesar, saying there is another sovereign, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏.”
Acts 17:8 And they troubled the crowd and the city rulers when they heard this.
Acts 17:9 And when they had received a pledge from Jason and the rest, they let them go.
Acts 17:10 And the brothers immediately sent Sha’ul and Silas away by night to Beroia, who, having come, went into the congregation of the Yahudiym.
Acts 17:11 Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonike, who received the word with great eagerness, and searched the Scriptures daily, if these words were so.
Acts 17:12 Then many of them truly believed, and also not a few of the Greeks, decent women as well as men.
Acts 17:13 And when the Yahudiym from Thessalonike came to know that the word of Alahiym was proclaimed by Sha’ul at Beroia, they came there also and stirred up the crowds.
Acts 17:14 And then immediately the brothers sent Sha’ul away, to go to the sea, but both Silas and Timothy stayed there.
Acts 17:15 And those who arranged for Sha’ul brought him to Athens. And receiving a command for Silas and Timothy to join him as soon as possible, they departed.
Acts 17:16 But while Sha’ul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred up within him when he saw that the city was utterly idolatrous.
Acts 17:17 Therefore, indeed, he was reasoning in the congregation with the Yahudiym and with the gentile worshippers, and in the market-place daily with those who met there.
Acts 17:18 And some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers encountered him. And some were saying, “What does this babbler wish to say?” Others said, “He seems to be a proclaimer of strange mighty ones” – because to them he brought the Good News: 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 and the resurrection!
Acts 17:19 So they laid hold of him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, “Are we able to know what this fresh teaching is of which you speak?
Acts 17:20 “For you are bringing some strange matters to our ears. We wish, then, to know what these mean.”
Acts 17:21 For all the Athenians and the strangers living there spent their leisure time in doing naught but to speak or to hear what is fresh.
Acts 17:22 And having stood in the midst of the Areo-Pagus (Hill of Ares), he was saying, “Men of Athens, I see that you are very religious in every matter.
Acts 17:23 “For passing through and observing the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN MIGHTY ONE. Not knowing then whom you worship, I make Him known to you:
Acts 17:24 “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, who made the world and all that is in it, this One being Master of shamiym and earth, does not dwell in dwellings made with hands.
Acts 17:25 “Nor is He served with men’s hands – as if needing any – Himself giving to all life, and breath, and all else.
Acts 17:26 “And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, having ordained beforehand the times and the boundaries of their dwelling,
Acts 17:27 to seek the Master, if at least they would reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.
Acts 17:28 “For in Him we live and move and are, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’
Acts 17:29 “Now then, since we are the offspring of Alahiym, we should not think that the Alahiym is like gold or silver or stone, an image made by the skill and thought of man.
Acts 17:30 “Truly, then, having overlooked these times of ignorance, Alahiym now commands all men everywhere to repent,
Acts 17:31 because He has set a day on which He is going to judge the world in righteousness by a Man whom He has appointed, having given proof of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”
Acts 17:32 And hearing of the resurrection of the dead, some indeed mocked, while others said, “We shall hear you again concerning this.”
Acts 17:33 And so Sha’ul went out from among them.
Acts 17:34 But some men joined him and believed, among them Dionusios the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.
Acts 18:1 And after this Sha’ul left Athens and went to Corinth.
Acts 18:2 And he found a certain Yahudiy named Aqulan, born in Pontos, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla – because Claudius had commanded all the Yahudiym to leave Rome – and he came to them.
Acts 18:3 And because he was of the same trade, he stayed with them and was working, for they were tentmakers by trade.
Acts 18:4 And he was reasoning in the congregation every Shabath, and won over both Yahudiym and Greeks.
Acts 18:5 And when Silas and Timothy came down from Makedonia, Sha’ul was pressed by the Spirit, and earnestly witnessed to the Yahudiym that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 is the Messiah.
Acts 18:6 However, when they resisted and blasphemed, he shook his garments and said to them, “Your blood is upon your head, I am clean. From now on I shall go to the gentiles.”
Acts 18:7 And having left there he came to the house of a certain man named Justus, who worshipped Alahiym, whose house was next to the congregation.
Acts 18:8 And Crispus, the ruler of the congregation, did believe in the Master with all his household. And many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed and were immersed.
Acts 18:9 And the Master spoke to Sha’ul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not be silent,
Acts 18:10 because I am with you, and no one shall attack you to do you evil, because I have much people in this city.”
Acts 18:11 And he remained a year and six months, teaching the Word of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 among them.
Acts 18:12 And when Gallion was proconsul of Achaia, the Yahudiym with one mind rose up against Sha’ul and brought him to the judgment seat,
Acts 18:13 saying, “This one does seduce men to worship Alahiym contrary to the Torah.”
Acts 18:14 And as Sha’ul was about to open his mouth, Gallion said to the Yahudiym, “If it were a matter of wrongdoing or wicked recklessness, O Yahudiym, there would be reason why I should bear with you.
Acts 18:15 “But if it is a question of words and names and a law which is among you, see to it yourselves, for I do not wish to be a judge of these matters.”
Acts 18:16 And he drove them away from the judgment seat.
Acts 18:17 Having seized then all Sosthenes, the ruler of the congregation, and beat him before the judgment seat. But Gallion showed no concern whatever.
Acts 18:18 And Sha’ul, having stayed several days more, having taken leave of the brothers, was sailing for Syria, and Priscilla and Aqulas were with him, having shaved his hair at Kenchrea, for he had taken a vow.
Acts 18:19 And he came to Ephesos, and left them there, but he himself went into the congregation and reasoned with the Yahudiym.
Acts 18:20 And when they asked him to stay a longer time with them, he declined,
Acts 18:21 but took leave of them, saying, “I have to keep this coming festival in Yarushalam by all means, but I shall come back to you, Alahiym desiring so.” And he sailed from Ephesos.
Acts 18:22 And having come to Caesarea, going up and greeting the assembly, he went down to Antioch.
Acts 18:23 And having spent some time there, he went forth, passing through the country of Galatia and on through Phrygia, strengthening all the taught ones.
Acts 18:24 And a certain Yahudiy named Apollos, born at Alexandria, a learned man and mighty in the Scriptures, came to Ephesos.
Acts 18:25 This one had been instructed in the way of the Master. And being fervent in Spirit, he was speaking and teaching the matters about the Master exactly, though he knew only the immersion of YahuChanan.
Acts 18:26 And he began to speak boldly in the congregation. And when Aqulas and Priscilla heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of Alahiym more exactly.
Acts 18:27 And when he intended to pass through to Achaia, the brothers, having encouraged him, wrote to the taught ones to receive him, who, having arrived, greatly helped those who believed through favor,
Acts 18:28 for with power he refuted the Yahudiym publicly, showing from the Scriptures that 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 is the Messiah.
Acts 19:1 And it came to be, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Sha’ul, having passed through the upper parts, came to Ephesos. And having found some taught ones,
Acts 19:2 he said to them, “Did you receive the Set-apart Spirit when you believed?” And they said to him, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Set-apart Spirit.”
Acts 19:3 And he said to them, “Into what then were you immersed?” And they said, “Into YahuChanan’s immersion.”
Acts 19:4 And Sha’ul said, “YahuChanan indeed immersed with an immersion of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe in the One who is coming after him, that is, in Messiah 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏.”
Acts 19:5 And when they heard this, they were immersed in the Name of the Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏.
Acts 19:6 And when Sha’ul had laid hands on them, the Set-apart Spirit came upon them, and they were speaking in tongues and prophesying.
Acts 19:7 And all the men were about twelve.
Acts 19:8 And having gone into the congregation he spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the reign of Alahiym.
Acts 19:9 But when some were hardened and did not believe, speaking evil of the Way before the crowd, he withdrew from them and separated the taught ones, reasoning daily in the school of Turannos.
Acts 19:10 And this took place for two years, so that all who dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, both Yahudiym and Greeks.
Acts 19:11 And Alahiym worked unusual miracles through the hands of Sha’ul,
Acts 19:12 so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the wicked spirits went out of them.
Acts 19:13 But certain roving Yahudiy exorcists took it upon themselves to call the Name of the Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 over those who had wicked spirits, saying, “We exorcise you by 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 whom Sha’ul proclaims.”
Acts 19:14 And there were seven sons of a certain Skeua, a Yahudiy chief priest, who were doing this.
Acts 19:15 And the wicked spirit answering, said, “ 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 I know, and Sha’ul I know, but who are you?”
Acts 19:16 And the man in whom the wicked spirit was leaped on them, overpowered them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.
Acts 19:17 And this became known to all, both Yahudiym and Greeks dwelling in Ephesos. And fear fell on them all, and the Name of the Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 was made great.
Acts 19:18 And many who had believed came confessing and declaring their deeds.
Acts 19:19 And many of those who had practiced magic brought their books together, burning them before all. And they reckoned up the value of them, and found it to be fifty thousand pieces of silver.
Acts 19:20 So the word of the Master was growing mightily and prevailing.
Acts 19:21 Now when these matters had been completed, Sha’ul purposed in the Spirit, when he had passed through Makedonia and Achaia, to go to Yarushalam, saying, “After I have been there, I have to see Rome too.”
Acts 19:22 And having sent into Makedonia two of those assisting him, Timothy and Erastos, he himself remained in Asia for a time.
Acts 19:23 And about that time there came to be a great commotion about the Way.
Acts 19:24 For a certain man named Demetrios, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Artemis, provided no little business to the craftsmen,
Acts 19:25 who, having called them together, with the workers of similar trade, said, “Men, you know that our wealth is from this business.
Acts 19:26 “And you see and hear that not only at Ephesos, but throughout almost all Asia, this Sha’ul has persuaded and turned away a large number, saying that they are not mighty ones which are made with hands.
Acts 19:27 “And not only is this trade of ours in danger of coming to rejection, but also that the temple of the great female mighty one Artemis whom all Asia and the world worship, shall be regarded as worthless and her greatness diminished.”
Acts 19:28 And having heard this, they were filled with rage and cried out, saying, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”
Acts 19:29 And the entire city was filled with confusion, and they rushed with one mind into the theater, having seized Gaios and Aristarchos, Makedonians, Sha’ul’s fellow travelers.
Acts 19:30 And Sha’ul, intending to go in among the mob, the taught ones did not allow him.
Acts 19:31 And some of the officials of Asia, being his friends, sent to him begging him not to risk himself into the theater.
Acts 19:32 Then others indeed shouted this and others that, for the assembly was confused, and most of them did not know why they had come together.
Acts 19:33 And some of the crowd instructed Alexander – the Yahudiym putting him forward. And Alexander motioned with his hand, and wished to make his defense to the people.
Acts 19:34 But having recognized that he was a Yahudiy, all with one voice cried out for about two hours, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”
Acts 19:35 And the city clerk, having calmed the crowd, said, “Men of Ephesos, what man is there who does not know that the city of the Ephesians is the guardian of the temple of the great female mighty one Artemis, and of that which fell down from Zeus?
Acts 19:36 “Therefore, if these matters are undeniable, you need to be calm, and do not act rashly.
Acts 19:37 “For you have brought these men here who are neither temple-robbers nor speaking evil of your female mighty one.
Acts 19:38 “If truly then Demetrios and his fellow craftsmen have a case against anyone, the courts are open and there are proconsuls. Let them accuse one another.
Acts 19:39 “And if you have any further complaint, it shall be settled in the regular assembly.
Acts 19:40 “For we are in danger of being accused of riot concerning today, there being no reason which we could give to account for this disorderly gathering.”
Acts 19:41 And having said this, he dismissed the assembly.
Acts 20:1 After the uproar had ceased, Sha’ul called the taught ones to him, and having embraced them, went away to go to Makedonia.
Acts 20:2 And having gone through those parts, and having encouraged them with many words, he came to Greece,
Acts 20:3 where he spent three months. When he was about to sail to Syria, he decided to return through Makedonia, as a plot was made against him by the Yahudiym.
Acts 20:4 And he was accompanied by Sopater Pyrrhus a Beroia, and Aristarchos and Sekundos of the Thessalonikeon, and Gaios of Derbe, and Timothy, and Tuchikos and Trophimos of Asia.
Acts 20:5 And these, going ahead, waited for us at Troas.
Acts 20:6 And we sailed away from Philippi after the Days of Unleavened Bread, and came to them at Troas in five days, where we stayed seven days.
Acts 20:7 And on the first day of the week,the taught ones having gathered together to break bread, Sha’ul, intending to depart the next day, was reasoning with them and was extending the word till midnight.
Acts 20:8 And there were many lamps in the upper room where they were assembled.
Acts 20:9 And a certain young man, by name Eutuchos, was sitting in a window, being overpowered by a deep sleep. As Sha’ul kept on reasoning, he was overcome by sleep and fell down from the third story, and was picked up dead.
Acts 20:10 And Sha’ul, having gone down, fell on him, and embracing him said, “Do not be upset, for his life is in him.”
Acts 20:11 Then going up again, and having broken bread and eaten, he talked a long while, even till daybreak, and so went forth.
Acts 20:12 And they brought the young man in alive, and were encouraged, not a little.
Acts 20:13 And we, going ahead to the ship, sailed to Assos, intending to take Sha’ul on board there, for so he had arranged, intending himself to go on foot.
Acts 20:14 And when he met us at Assos, we took him on board and came to Mitulene.
Acts 20:15 And from there we sailed, and the next day came opposite Chios. And the next day we arrived at Samos and remained at Trogullion. And the following day we came to Miletos.
Acts 20:16 For Sha’ul had decided to sail past Ephesos, so that he might lose no time in Asia, for he was hurrying to be at Yarushalam, if possible, on the Day of the Festival of Weeks.
Acts 20:17 And from Miletos he sent to Ephesos and called for the elders of the assembly.
Acts 20:18 And when they had come to him, he said to them, “You know, from the first day that I came to Asia, how I was with you all the time,
Acts 20:19 serving the Master with all humility, with many tears and trials which befell me by the plotting of the Yahudiym,
Acts 20:20 as I kept back no matter that was profitable, but proclaimed it to you, and taught you publicly and from house to house,
Acts 20:21 witnessing to Yahudiym, and also to Greeks: repentance toward Alahiym and belief in our Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Messiah.
Acts 20:22 “And now see, I go bound in the spirit to Yarushalam, not knowing what is going to meet me there,
Acts 20:23 except that the Set-apart Spirit witnesses in every city, saying that chains and pressures await me.
Acts 20:24 “But I do not count my life of any value to me, so that I might accomplish my mission with joy, and the service which I received from the Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, to bear witness to the Good News of the favor of Alahiym.
Acts 20:25 “And now see, I know that you all, among whom I went about proclaiming the reign of Alahiym, shall see my face no more.
Acts 20:26 “Therefore I witness to you this day that I am clear from the blood of all.
Acts 20:27 “For I kept not back from declaring to you all the counsel of Alahiym.
Acts 20:28 “Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Set-apart Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the assembly of Alahiym which He has purchased with His own blood.
Acts 20:29 “For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves shall come in among you, not sparing the flock.
Acts 20:30 “Also from among yourselves men shall arise, speaking distorted teachings, to draw away the taught ones after themselves.
Acts 20:31 “Therefore watch, remembering that for three years, night and day, I did not cease to warn each one with tears.
Acts 20:32 “And now, brothers, I commit you to Alahiym and to the word of His favor, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those having been set apart.
Acts 20:33 “I have coveted no one’s silver or gold or garments.
Acts 20:34 “And you yourselves know that these hands supplied my needs, and for those who were with me.
Acts 20:35 “All this I did show you, by laboring like this, that you ought to help the weak. And remember the words of the Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”
Acts 20:36 And having said this, he knelt down and prayed with them all.
Acts 20:37 And there was much weeping among them all, and falling on Sha’ul’s neck, they kissed him,
Acts 20:38 distressed most of all because of the word which he had said, that they would see his face no more. And they went with him to the ship.
Acts 21:1 And it came to be, when we had torn ourselves away from them, and had set sail, we ran a straight course and came to Cos, and the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara.
Acts 21:2 And having found a ship passing over to Phoenicia, we went aboard and set sail.
Acts 21:3 And having sighted Cyprus, and having passed it on the left, we sailed to Syria, and landed at Tsar, for the ship was to unload her cargo there.
Acts 21:4 And having found taught ones, we remained there seven days. And they told Sha’ul through the Spirit not to go up to Yarushalam.
Acts 21:5 And when it came to be that our days there were ended, we left and went on, all of them accompanying us, with wives and children, till we were out of the city. And kneeling down on the beach, we prayed.
Acts 21:6 And having embraced one another, we boarded the ship, and they returned to their homes.
Acts 21:7 And when we had completed our voyage from Tsar, we came to Ptolemais. And having greeted the brothers we stayed with them one day.
Acts 21:8 And on the next day we left and came to Caesarea, and went into the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, and stayed with him.
Acts 21:9 Now this one had four maiden daughters who prophesied.
Acts 21:10 And as we were staying many days, a certain prophet named Chagab came down from Yahudah,
Acts 21:11 and having come to us, he took the girdle of Sha’ul, bound his own hands and feet, and said, “Thus says the Set-apart Spirit, ‘Thus shall the Yahudiym at Yarushalam bind the man who owns this girdle, and deliver him into the hands of the gentiles.’ ”
Acts 21:12 And when we heard this, both we and those from that place begged him not to go up to Yarushalam.
Acts 21:13 And Sha’ul answered, “What do you mean by weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Yarushalam for the Name of the Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏.”
Acts 21:14 And as he could not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, “Let the desire of the Master be done.”
Acts 21:15 And after those days, having made ready, we went up to Yarushalam.
Acts 21:16 And also some of the taught ones from Caesarea went with us and brought with them one, Mnasoni of Cyprus, an early taught one, with whom we were to lodge.
Acts 21:17 And when we had arrived in Yarushalam, the brothers received us gladly.
Acts 21:18 And on the following day Sha’ul went in with us to Ya'auqub, and all the elders came.
Acts 21:19 And having greeted them, he was relating one by one what Alahiym had done among the gentiles through his service.
Acts 21:20 And when they heard it, they praised the Master. And they said to him, “You see, brother, how many thousands of Yahudiym there are who have believed, and all are ardent for the Torah.
Acts 21:21 “And they have been informed about you that you teach all the Yahudiym who are among the gentiles to forsake Mashah, saying not to circumcise the children nor to walk according to the practices.
Acts 21:22 “What then is it? They shall certainly hear that you have come.
Acts 21:23 “So do this, what we say to you: We have four men who have taken a vow.
Acts 21:24 “Take them and be cleansed with them, and pay their expenses so that they shave their heads. And all shall know that what they have been informed about you is not so, but that you yourself also walk orderly, keeping the Torah.
Acts 21:25 “But concerning the gentiles who believe, we have written and decided that they should keep themselves from what is offered to idols, and blood, and what is strangled, and whoring.”
Acts 21:26 Then Sha’ul took the men on the next day, and having been cleansed with them, went into the Set-apart Place to announce the completion of the days of separation – until the offering should be presented for each one of them.
Acts 21:27 And when the seven days were almost ended, the Yahudiym from Asia, seeing him in the Set-apart Place, were stirring up all the crowd, and they laid hands on him,
Acts 21:28 crying out, “Men of Yashara'Al, help! This is the man who is teaching all men everywhere against the people, and the Torah, and this place. And besides, he also brought Greeks into the Set-apart Place and has profaned this Set-apart Place.”
Acts 21:29 Because they had previously seen Trophimos the Ephesian with him in the city, whom they thought that Sha’ul had brought into the Set-apart Place.
Acts 21:30 And the entire city was moved, and the people rushed together, seized Sha’ul, and dragged him out of the Set-apart Place. And immediately the doors were shut.
Acts 21:31 And while they were seeking to kill him, a report came to the commander of the company of soldiers that all Yarushalam was in confusion.
Acts 21:32 At once he took soldiers and captains, and ran down to them. And they, having seen the commander and the soldiers, stopped beating Sha’ul.
Acts 21:33 Then the commander came near and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains, and was asking who he was and what he had done.
Acts 21:34 And in the crowd some were shouting this and others that. And not being able to ascertain the truth because of the uproar, he commanded him to be taken into the barracks.
Acts 21:35 And when he came to the stairs, he had to be carried by the soldiers because of the violence of the crowd.
Acts 21:36 For a large number of the people followed after, crying out, “Away with him!”
Acts 21:37 And as Sha’ul was about to be led into the barracks, he said to the commander, “Am I allowed to say somewhat to you?” And he said, “Do you know Greek?
Acts 21:38 “Are you not the Matsriy who some time ago stirred up a revolt and led the four thousand assassins out into the wilderness?”
Acts 21:39 But Sha’ul replied, “I am a Yahudiy from Tarsos, in Kilikia, a citizen of no mean city. And I beg you, allow me to speak to the people.”
Acts 21:40 And having given him permission, Sha’ul, standing on the stairs motioned with his hand to the people. And when there was a great silence, he spoke in the Hebrew language, saying,
Acts 22:1 “Men, brothers, and fathers, hear my defense before you now.”
Acts 22:2 And when they heard that he spoke to them in the Hebrew language, they kept greater silence. And he said:
Acts 22:3 “I am indeed a Yahudiy, having been born in Tarsos of Kilikia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamliy'Al, having been instructed according to the exactness of the Torah of our fathers, being ardent for Alahiym, as you all are today,
Acts 22:4 who persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering up into prisons both men and women,
Acts 22:5 as also the high priest bears me witness, and all the eldership, from whom I also received letters to the brothers, and went to Damashaq to bring in chains even those who were there to Yarushalam to be punished.
Acts 22:6 “And it came to be, as I was journeying and coming near Damashaq, about noon, suddenly a great light shone around me out of the shamiym,
Acts 22:7 and I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, ‘Sha’ul, Sha’ul, why do you persecute Me?’
Acts 22:8 “And I answered, ‘Who are You, Master?’ And He said to me, ‘I am 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 of Natsareth, whom you persecute.’
Acts 22:9 “And those who were with me indeed saw the light and were afraid, but they did not hear His voice speaking to me.
Acts 22:10 “And I said, ‘What shall I do, Master?’ And the Master said to me, ‘Rise up, go into Damashaq, and there you shall be told all that you have been appointed to do.’
Acts 22:11 “And as I could not see because of the esteem of that light, being led by the hand of those who were with me, I came into Damashaq.
Acts 22:12 “And a certain ChananYahu, a dedicated man according to the Torah, being well spoken of by all the Yahudiym dwelling there,
Acts 22:13 came to me, and stood by and said to me, ‘Brother Sha’ul, look up.’ And at that same hour I looked up at him.
Acts 22:14 “And he said, ‘The Alahiym of our fathers has appointed you to know His desire, and to see the Righteous One, and to hear the voice from His mouth.
Acts 22:15 ‘Because you shall be His witness to all men of what you have seen and heard.
Acts 22:16 ‘And now, why do you delay? Rise up, be immersed, and wash away your sins, calling on the Name of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄.’
Acts 22:17 “And it came to be, when I returned to Yarushalam, and while I was praying in the Set-apart Place, I came to be in a trance,
Acts 22:18 and I saw Him saying to me, ‘Hurry and get out of Yarushalam, speedily, because they shall not accept your witness concerning Me.’
Acts 22:19 “And I said, ‘Master, they know that in every congregation I was imprisoning and beating those who believe on You.
Acts 22:20 ‘And when the blood of Your witness Stephanos was shed, I also was standing by giving my approval to his death, and keeping the garments of those who were killing him.’
Acts 22:21 “And He said to me, ‘Go, because I shall send you far from here to the gentiles.’ ”
Acts 22:22 And they were listening to him until this word, and then they lifted up their voice, saying, “Away with such a one from the earth, for it is not fit that he should live!”
Acts 22:23 As they were shouting and tearing their garments, and throwing dust into the air,
Acts 22:24 the commander ordered him to be brought into the barracks, and said that he should be examined by flogging, in order to find out why they were shouting so against him.
Acts 22:25 And as they were stretching him out with straps, Sha’ul said to the captain who was standing by, “Is it permitted for you to whip a man who is a Roman, and uncondemned?”
Acts 22:26 And when the captain heard, he went and reported to the commander, saying, “Watch what you are about to do, for this man is a Roman.”
Acts 22:27 And having come, the commander said to him, “Say to me, are you a Roman?” And he said, “Yes.”
Acts 22:28 And the commander answered, “With a large sum I obtained this citizenship.” And Sha’ul said, “But I was even born so.”
Acts 22:29 Then at once those who were about to examine him withdrew from him. And the commander was also afraid after he found out that he was a Roman, and because he had bound him.
Acts 22:30 And on the next day, intending to know for certain why he was accused by the Yahudiym, he released him, and commanded the chief priests and all their council to come, and brought Sha’ul down and set him before them.
Acts 23:1 And Sha’ul, looking intently at the council, said, “Men, brothers, I have lived in all good conscience before Alahiym until this day.”
Acts 23:2 And the high priest ChananYahu commanded those who stood by him to strike him on the mouth.
Acts 23:3 Then Sha’ul said to him, “Alahiym is going to strike you, whitewashed wall! And do you sit judging me according to the Torah, and do you command me to be struck contrary to the Torah?”
Acts 23:4 And those who stood by said, “Do you revile the high priest of Alahiym?”
Acts 23:5 And Sha’ul said, “I did not know, brothers, that he was the high priest, for it has been written, ‘You shall not speak evil of the ruler of your people.’ ”
Acts 23:6 Now Sha’ul, perceiving that one part were Sadducees and the other Pharisees, cried out in the council, “Men, brothers, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee, I am being judged concerning the expectation and resurrection of the dead!”
Acts 23:7 And when he had said this, there came a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees. And the crowd was divided.
Acts 23:8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor messenger nor spirit, but the Pharisees confess both.
Acts 23:9 And there was a great uproar. And certain of the scribes of the party of Pharisees were earnestly contending, saying, “We find no evil in this man. And if a spirit or a messenger has spoken to him, let us not fight against Alahiym.”
Acts 23:10 And a great dissension having come, the commander, fearing lest Sha’ul would be pulled to pieces by them, commanded the body of soldiers to go down and seize him from their midst, and bring him into the barracks.
Acts 23:11 And on the following night the Master stood by him and said, “Take courage, Sha’ul, for as you have witnessed for Me in Yarushalam, so you have to bear witness at Rome too.”
Acts 23:12 And when it became day, some of the Yahudiym made a conspiracy and bound themselves under an oath, saying that they would neither eat nor drink until they had killed Sha’ul.
Acts 23:13 And those making this conspiracy were more than forty,
Acts 23:14 who, having come to the chief priests and elders, said, “We have bound ourselves under a great oath not to eat at all until we have killed Sha’ul.
Acts 23:15 “Now, then, you, with the council, inform the commander to have him brought down to you tomorrow, as intending to examine more exactly all about him. And we are ready to kill him before he comes near.”
Acts 23:16 And when Sha’ul’s sister’s son heard of their ambush, he went and entered into the barracks and reported to Sha’ul.
Acts 23:17 And Sha’ul, having called one of the captains to him, said, “Take this young man to the commander, for he has somewhat to report to him.”
Acts 23:18 He indeed then took him and led him to the commander and said, “The prisoner Sha’ul called me to him and asked me to bring this young man to you, having somewhat to say to you.”
Acts 23:19 And the commander, having taken him by the hand, went aside by themselves and asked, “What is it that you have to report to me?”
Acts 23:20 And he said, “The Yahudiym have agreed to ask that you bring Sha’ul down to the council tomorrow, as intending to inquire more exactly about him.
Acts 23:21 “Therefore, do not let them persuade you, for more than forty of them lie in wait for him, men who have bound themselves by an oath neither to eat nor to drink until they have killed him. And now they are ready, waiting for the promise from you.”
Acts 23:22 Then the commander dismissed the young man, having commanded him, “Inform no one that you reported this to me.”
Acts 23:23 And having called near a certain two captains, he said, “Get two hundred soldiers ready to go to Caesarea, and seventy horsemen, and two hundred spearmen, after the third hour of the night,
Acts 23:24 and provide beasts, on which to place Sha’ul, and bring him safely to Felix the governor,”
Acts 23:25 having written a letter in this form:
Acts 23:26 Claudius Lysias, to the most excellent governor Felix: Greetings.
Acts 23:27 This man, having been seized by the Yahudiym, and being about to be killed by them, I rescued, having come with the body of soldiers, having learned that he was a Roman.
Acts 23:28 And, desiring to know the reason they accused him, I brought him before their council.
Acts 23:29 I found out that he was accused concerning questions of their Torah, but there was no charge against him deserving death or chains.
Acts 23:30 And when I was informed that there was to be a plot against the man by the Yahudiym, I sent him immediately to you, having also commanded his accusers to state before you the charges against him. Be strong!
Acts 23:31 So the soldiers, as they were commanded, took Sha’ul and brought him by night to Antipatris.
Acts 23:32 And on the next day they left the horsemen to go on with him, and returned to the barracks,
Acts 23:33 who, having come to Caesarea, and delivered the letter to the governor, they also presented Sha’ul to him.
Acts 23:34 And the governor, having read it, and having asked of what province he was, and being informed that he was from Kilikia,
Acts 23:35 said, “I shall hear you when your accusers arrive also.” And he commanded him to be kept in Herodes’ palace.
Acts 24:1 And after five days the high priest ChananYahu came down, with the elders, and a certain speaker – Tertullus. And they brought charges against Sha’ul before the governor.
Acts 24:2 And when he was called upon, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, “Having obtained great peace through you, and reforms being brought to this nation by your forethought,
Acts 24:3 we accept it always and in all places, most excellent Felix, with all thanks.
Acts 24:4 “But in order not to hinder you any further, I beg you to hear us briefly in your gentleness.
Acts 24:5 “For having found this man a plague, who stirs up dissension among all the Yahudiym throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Natsarenes,
Acts 24:6 who also tried to profane the Set-apart Place, and whom we seized, and wished to judge him according to our law,
Acts 24:7 but the commander Lysias came along and with much violence took him out of our hands,
Acts 24:8 commanding his accusers to come to you. And by examining him yourself you shall be able to know all these matters of which we accuse him.”
Acts 24:9 And the Yahudiym also agreed, maintaining that these matters were so.
Acts 24:10 And when the governor had motioned him to speak, Sha’ul answered, “Knowing that for many years you have been a judge of this nation, I gladly defend myself,
Acts 24:11 seeing you are able to know that it is not more than twelve days since I went up to Yarushalam to worship.
Acts 24:12 “And they neither found me in the Set-apart Place disputing with anyone nor stirring up the crowd, either in the congregations or in the city.
Acts 24:13 “Nor are they able to prove the charges of which they now accuse me.
Acts 24:14 “And this I confess to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect, so I worship the Alahiym of my fathers, believing all that has been written in the Torah and in the Prophets,
Acts 24:15 having an expectation in Alahiym, which they themselves also wait for, that there is to be a resurrection of the dead, both of the righteous and the unrighteous.
Acts 24:16 “And in this I exercise myself to have a clear conscience toward Alahiym and men always.
Acts 24:17 “And after many years I came to bring kind deeds to my nation and offerings,
Acts 24:18 at which time certain Yahudiym from Asia found me cleansed in the Set-apart Place, neither with a crowd nor with disturbance,
Acts 24:19 who ought to be present before you to bring charges if they have any matter against me.
Acts 24:20 “Or else let these themselves say if they found any wrongdoing in me while I stood before the council,
Acts 24:21 other than for this one declaration which I cried out, standing among them, ‘Concerning the resurrection of the dead I am being judged by you today.’ ”
Acts 24:22 And having heard this, having known more exactly about the Way, Felix put them off, saying, “When Lysias the commander comes down, I shall decide your case.”
Acts 24:23 And he ordered the captain to keep Sha’ul and to have ease, and not to forbid any of his friends to attend to him.
Acts 24:24 And after some days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was a female Yahudiy, he sent for Sha’ul and heard him concerning the belief in Messiah.
Acts 24:25 And as he reasoned about righteousness, and self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix became frightened and said, “For the present, go. And when I find time I shall send for you.”
Acts 24:26 At the same time too he was anticipating that silver would be given him by Sha’ul, that he might release him. Therefore he sent for him more often and conversed with him.
Acts 24:27 But after two years had passed Porcius Festus succeeded Felix. And wishing to do the Yahudiym a favor, Felix left Sha’ul bound.
Acts 25:1 Festus therefore, having come to the province, three days later went up from Caesarea to Yarushalam.
Acts 25:2 And the high priest and the chief men of the Yahudiym informed him against Sha’ul, and they begged him,
Acts 25:3 asking a favor against him, that he would send him to Yarushalam – making a plot along the way to kill him.
Acts 25:4 Then, indeed, Festus answered that Sha’ul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself was about to set out shortly.
Acts 25:5 “Therefore,” he said, “let those who have authority among you go down with me and accuse this man, to see if there is any fault in him.”
Acts 25:6 And having spent more than ten days among them, he went down to Caesarea. And on the next day, sitting on the judgment seat, he commanded Sha’ul to be brought.
Acts 25:7 And when he had come, the Yahudiym who had come down from Yarushalam stood about, bringing many and heavy charges against Sha’ul, which they were unable to prove,
Acts 25:8 while Sha’ul said in his own defense, “Neither against the Torah of the Yahudiym, nor against the Set-apart Place, nor against Caesar did I commit any sin.”
Acts 25:9 But Festus, wishing to do the Yahudiym a favor, answering Sha’ul, said, “Do you wish to go up to Yarushalam and be judged before me there concerning these matters?”
Acts 25:10 And Sha’ul said, “I am standing at Caesar’s judgment seat, where I should be judged. To the Yahudiym I have done no wrong, as you know well enough.
Acts 25:11 “For if indeed I do wrong, or have committed whatever deserving death, I do not refuse to die. But if there is none at all in these matters of which these men accuse me, no one is able to give me up to them. I appeal to Caesar.”
Acts 25:12 Then Festus, having talked with the council, answered, “You have appealed to Caesar? To Caesar you shall go!”
Acts 25:13 And certain days having passed, Sovereign Agrippa and Bernike came to Caesarea to greet Festus.
Acts 25:14 And when they had spent many days there, Festus laid Sha’ul’s case before the sovereign, saying, “There is a man here whom Felix left as a prisoner,
Acts 25:15 about whom the chief priests and the elders of the Yahudiym informed me, when I was in Yarushalam, asking for a judgment against him.
Acts 25:16 “To them I answered, ‘It is not the Roman practice to give up any man to destruction before the accused meets the accusers face to face, and has a chance to answer for himself concerning the charge against him.’
Acts 25:17 “They, therefore, having come together, without any delay, I sat on the judgment seat the next day and commanded the man to be brought in.
Acts 25:18 “When the accusers stood up, they brought no charge against him such as I expected,
Acts 25:19 but had some questions against him about their own worship and about a certain 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, who had died, whom Sha’ul was claiming to be alive.
Acts 25:20 “And being uncertain how to investigate these matters, I asked whether he wished to go to Yarushalam and there be judged concerning these matters.
Acts 25:21 “But when Sha’ul appealed to be kept for the decision of Augustus, I ordered him to be kept until I send him to Caesar.”
Acts 25:22 And Agrippa said to Festus, “I was wishing also to hear the man myself.” And he said, “Tomorrow, you shall hear him.”
Acts 25:23 Therefore, on the next day, Agrippa and Bernike having come with great show, and having entered the place of hearing with the commanders and the eminent men of the city, Sha’ul was brought in at the order of Festus.
Acts 25:24 And Festus said, “Sovereign Agrippa and all the men present here with us, you see this one about whom all the community of the Yahudiym pleaded with me, both at Yarushalam and here, shouting that he ought not to be living any longer.
Acts 25:25 “But I, having found that he had committed none at all deserving death, and that he himself had appealed to Augustus, I decided to send him.
Acts 25:26 “I have no definite matter to write to my master concerning him. Therefore I have brought him out before you, and most of all before you, Sovereign Agrippa, so that after the examination has taken place I might have somewhat to write.
Acts 25:27 “For it seems to me unreasonable to send a prisoner and not to signify the charges against him.”
Acts 26:1 And Agrippa said to Sha’ul, “You are allowed to speak for yourself.” Then Sha’ul stretched out his hand and made his defense:
Acts 26:2 “I think myself blessed, Sovereign Agrippa, because today I shall make my defense before you concerning all of which I am accused by the Yahudiym,
Acts 26:3 you being most of all an expert, knowing of all practices and questions which have to do with the Yahudiym. So, please hear me patiently.
Acts 26:4 “Truly, then, all the Yahudiym know my way of life from youth, which I led from the beginning among my own nation at Yarushalam,
Acts 26:5 since they have known me from the first, if they wish to witness, that I lived as a Pharisee according to the strictest sect of our observance.
Acts 26:6 “And now I stand and am judged for the expectation of the promise made by Alahiym to our fathers,
Acts 26:7 to which our twelve tribes, earnestly serving Alahiym night and day, expect to attain. Concerning this expectation, O Sovereign Agrippa, I am accused by the Yahudiym.
Acts 26:8 “Why is it considered ‘unbelievable’ among you if Alahiym raises the dead?
Acts 26:9 “Therefore, indeed, I thought within myself that I ought to do much against the Name of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 of Natsareth,
Acts 26:10 which also I did in Yarushalam, and I shut up many of the set-apart ones in prison, having received authority from the chief priests. And when they were put to death, I gave my vote against them.
Acts 26:11 “And punishing them often in all the congregations, I compelled them to blaspheme. And being exceedingly enraged against them, I persecuted them even to foreign cities.
Acts 26:12 “While thus engaged, as I was journeying to Damashaq with authority and commission from the chief priests,
Acts 26:13 at midday along the highway, O sovereign, I saw a light from shamiym, brighter than the sun, shining around me and those who journeyed with me.
Acts 26:14 “And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice speaking to me, and saying in the Hebrew language, ‘Sha’ul, Sha’ul, why do you persecute Me? It is hard for you to kick against the prods.’
Acts 26:15 “And I said, ‘Who are You, Master?’ And He said, ‘I am 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏, whom you persecute.
Acts 26:16 ‘But rise up, and stand on your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you a servant and a witness both of what you saw and of those which I shall reveal to you,
Acts 26:17 delivering you from the people, and the gentiles, to whom I now send you,
Acts 26:18 to open their eyes, to turn them from darkness to light, and the authority of Satan to Alahiym, in order for them to receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are set-apart by belief in Me.’
Acts 26:19 “Therefore, Sovereign Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision,
Acts 26:20 but declared first to those in Damashaq and in Yarushalam, and in all the country of Yahudah, and to the gentiles, that they should repent, and turn to Alahiym, and do works worthy of repentance.
Acts 26:21 “That is why the Yahudiym seized me in the Set-apart Place and tried to kill me.
Acts 26:22 “Therefore, having obtained help from Alahiym, to this day I stand, witnessing both to small and great, saying nil else than what the prophets and Mashah said would come –
Acts 26:23 that the Messiah would suffer, would be the first to rise from the dead, He would proclaim light to the people and to the gentiles.”
Acts 26:24 And while saying this in his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, “Sha’ul, you are mad! Much learning is turning you to madness!”
Acts 26:25 But Sha’ul said, “I am not mad, most excellent Festus, but I speak words of truth and sense.
Acts 26:26 “For the sovereign, before whom I also speak boldly, knows these matters. For I am persuaded that none of these are hidden from him, for this has not been done in a corner.
Acts 26:27 “Sovereign Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you do believe.”
Acts 26:28 And Agrippa said to Sha’ul, “With a little you might persuade me to become a 'messianist'!”
Acts 26:29 And Sha’ul said, “Much or little, I pray to Alahiym that not only you, but also all who hear me today, might become such as I also am, except for these chains.”
Acts 26:30 And having said this, the sovereign stood up, as well as the governor and Bernike and those sitting with them,
Acts 26:31 and having withdrawn, they spoke to each other, saying, “This man is doing none at all deserving death or chains.”
Acts 26:32 And Agrippa said to Festus, “This man could have been released if he had not appealed to Caesar.”
Acts 27:1 And when it was decided that we should sail to Italy, they delivered Sha’ul and some other prisoners to one named Julius, a captain of the Augustan regiment.
Acts 27:2 And having embarked in a ship from Adramyttium, about to sail along the coasts of Asia, did set sail. Aristarchos, a Makedonian of Thessalonike, was with us.
Acts 27:3 And on the next day we landed at Tsidun. And Julius treated Sha’ul kindly and allowed him to go to his friends to receive attention.
Acts 27:4 And from there we put out to sea and sailed close to Cyprus, because the winds were against us.
Acts 27:5 And having sailed over the sea along Kilikia and Pamphulia, we came to Mura, of Lukia.
Acts 27:6 And there the captain, having found an Alexandrian ship sailing to Italy, did put us on board.
Acts 27:7 And having sailed slowly many days, and arriving with difficulty off Knidos, the wind not allowing us to proceed, we sailed close to Crete, off Salmone.
Acts 27:8 And passing it with difficulty, we came to a place called Fair Havens, near the city of Lasea.
Acts 27:9 And much time having passed, and the sailing now being dangerous, because the Fast was already over, Sha’ul advised them,
Acts 27:10 saying, “Men, I see that this voyage is going to end with damage and great loss, not only of the cargo and ship, but also our lives.”
Acts 27:11 But the captain was persuaded by the pilot and the owner of the ship, rather than what Sha’ul said.
Acts 27:12 And because the harbour was unsuitable to winter in, the greater part advised to set sail from there too, if somehow they were able to reach Phoenix, a harbour of Crete facing southwest and northwest, to pass the winter.
Acts 27:13 And a south wind blowing softly, thinking they had obtained their purpose, having lifted anchor, they sailed along Crete, close inshore.
Acts 27:14 And not long after, a stormy head wind rushed down from it, called Northeaster.
Acts 27:15 And when the ship was caught in it, and unable to head against the wind, we let her go and were driven.
Acts 27:16 And having run under a small island called Klauda, we were hardly able to control the small boat.
Acts 27:17 And having hoisted it, they used helps to undergird the ship. And fearing lest they should run aground on Surtis, they lowered the tackle and so were driven.
Acts 27:18 And because we were exceedingly storm-tossed, the next day they began to throw overboard.
Acts 27:19 And on the third day we threw out the ship’s tackle with our own hands.
Acts 27:20 When, now, neither sun nor stars appeared for many days, and no small storm beat on us, all expectancy that we would be saved was taken away.
Acts 27:21 And when there had been a long abstinence from food, then Sha’ul, standing in the midst of them, said, “Truly, men, you should have listened to me not to have sailed from Crete and sustained this damage and loss.
Acts 27:22 “And now I urge you to take courage, for there shall be no loss of life among you, but only of the ship.
Acts 27:23 “For tonight a messenger of the Alahiym to whom I belong and whom I serve, stood by me,
Acts 27:24 saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Sha’ul, you have to be brought before Caesar. And look, Alahiym has favorably given you all those who sail with you.’
Acts 27:25 “Therefore take courage, men, for I believe Alahiym that it shall be according to the way it was spoken to me.
Acts 27:26 “However, we need to run aground on some island.”
Acts 27:27 And when the fourteenth night came, as we were driven up and down in the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors suspected that they were drawing near some land.
Acts 27:28 So, taking soundings, they found it to be twenty fathoms. And a little farther on they took soundings again and found it to be fifteen fathoms.
Acts 27:29 And, fearing lest we should run aground on the rocks, they dropped four anchors from the stern, and were praying for day to come.
Acts 27:30 But when the sailors were seeking to escape from the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under pretence of going to cast out anchors from the prow,
Acts 27:31 Sha’ul said to the captain and the soldiers, “If these do not remain in the ship, it is impossible for you to be saved.”
Acts 27:32 Then the soldiers did cut the ropes of the boat and let it fall off.
Acts 27:33 And when day was about to come, Sha’ul urged them all to take food, saying, “Today is the fourteenth day you have continued without food, and eaten none at all.
Acts 27:34 “So I urge you to take food, for this concerns your safety, since not a hair shall fall from the head of any of you.”
Acts 27:35 And having said this, he took bread and gave thanks to Alahiym in the presence of them all. And when he had broken it he began to eat.
Acts 27:36 And they were all encouraged, and also took food themselves.
Acts 27:37 And all of us were two hundred and seventy-six beings in the ship.
Acts 27:38 And being satisfied with food, they were lightening the ship, throwing out the wheat into the sea.
Acts 27:39 And when day came, they did not recognize the land, but they noted a certain bay with a beach, onto which they planned to run the ship if possible.
Acts 27:40 And having cast off the anchors, they left them in the sea, meanwhile untying the rudder ropes. And they hoisted the foresail to the wind and made for the beach.
Acts 27:41 But coming upon a place where two seas met, they grounded the ship, and the prow stuck fast and remained immovable, but the stern was broken by the pounding of the surf.
Acts 27:42 And the soldiers intended to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim away and escape.
Acts 27:43 But the captain, intending to save Sha’ul, kept them from their intention, and commanded those able to swim to jump first and get to land,
Acts 27:44 and the rest, some indeed on boards, and some on items of the ship. And so it came to be that all reached the land in safety.
Acts 28:1 And having come to safety, they then learned that the island was called Melite.
Acts 28:2 And the foreigners showed us extraordinary kindness, for they kindled a fire and received us all, because of the rain that was falling and because of the cold.
Acts 28:3 But Sha’ul, having gathered a bundle of sticks, and having laid them on the fire, an adder came out because of the heat, and fastened itself on his hand.
Acts 28:4 And when the foreigners saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to each other, “This man is certainly a murderer, whom, though saved from the sea, still right-ruling does not allow to live.”
Acts 28:5 Then, indeed, he shook off the creature into the fire and suffered no evil.
Acts 28:6 And expecting that he would swell up or suddenly fall down dead, they waited for a long time and saw no harm come to him, changing their minds they said that he was a mighty one.
Acts 28:7 And in the neighborhood of that place there were lands of the chief of the island, whose name was Poplius, who received us and housed us in a friendly way for three days.
Acts 28:8 And it came to be that the father of Poplius lay sick with inflammation and dysentery. Sha’ul went in to him, and having prayed he laid his hands on him and healed him.
Acts 28:9 And when this took place, the rest of those on the island who had diseases also came and were healed,
Acts 28:10 who also respected us in many ways. And when we were setting sail, they provided us with our needs.
Acts 28:11 And after three months we set sail in an Alexandrian ship which had wintered at the island, and whose figurehead was “Dioscuri.”
Acts 28:12 And having landed at Syracuse, we stayed three days,
Acts 28:13 from which place we went round and arrived at Rhegium. And after one day the south wind blew, and the second day we came to Puteoli,
Acts 28:14 where we found brothers, and were invited to stay with them seven days. And so we went toward Rome.
Acts 28:15 And when the brothers there heard about us, they came to meet us as far as Forum of Appius and Three Taverns. When Sha’ul saw them, he thanked Alahiym and took courage.
Acts 28:16 And when we came to Rome, the captain delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard, but Sha’ul was allowed to stay by himself with the soldier guarding him.
Acts 28:17 And it came to be after three days that Sha’ul called the leaders of the Yahudiym together. And when they had come together, he said to them, “Men, brothers, though I have done none at all against our people or the practices of our fathers, I was delivered as a prisoner from Yarushalam into the hands of the Romans,
Acts 28:18 who, when they had examined me, intended to let me go, because there was no cause for putting me to death.
Acts 28:19 “But the Yahudiym spoke against it, and I was compelled to appeal to Caesar, not that I had any accusation against my nation.
Acts 28:20 “This therefore is the reason I called for you, to see you and speak with you. It is because of the expectation of Yashara'Al that I am bound with this chain.”
Acts 28:21 And they said to him, “We neither received letters from Yahudah concerning you, nor have any of the brothers who came reported or spoken whatever wicked about you.
Acts 28:22 “And we think it right to hear from you what you think, for indeed, concerning this sect, we know that it is spoken against everywhere.”
Acts 28:23 And having appointed him a day, many came to him where he was staying, to whom he was explaining, earnestly witnessing about the reign of Alahiym, and persuading them concerning 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 from both the Torah of Mashah and the Prophets, from morning until evening.
Acts 28:24 And some indeed were persuaded by what was said, but some believed not.
Acts 28:25 And disagreeing with one another, they began to leave, after Sha’ul had spoken one word, “The Set-apart Spirit rightly spoke through YashaYahu the prophet to our fathers,
Acts 28:26 saying, ‘Go to this people and say, “Hearing you shall hear but by no means understand, and seeing you shall see but by no means perceive,
Acts 28:27 for the heart of this people has become thickened, and with their ears they heard heavily, and they have closed their eyes, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn back, and I should heal them.” ’
Acts 28:28 “Therefore let it be known to you that the deliverance of Alahiym has been sent to the gentiles, and they shall hear!”
Acts 28:29 And when he had said these words, the Yahudiym went away and had a great dispute among themselves.
Acts 28:30 And Sha’ul stayed two entire years in his own rented house, and was receiving all who came to him,
Acts 28:31 proclaiming the reign of Alahiym and teaching about the Master 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤔𐤏 Messiah with all boldness, unhindered.