8/6/13

From Gary... Truths from a "Tea party"


Tea parties and little girls- they just go together!!! This picture bring back a lot of memories of when my daughters were little.  And the problems were little too.  No boyfriends, problems with other kids at school and grades to achieve. A time when Mom and Dad could be trusted and always new what was best for the family.  Then along came the government- telling you what you could and could NOT do for those children YOU brought into the world and were trying to raise to be God-fearing, upstanding citizens.  The captions of the picture show how life in the United States has changed; parents are subordinate to the state in controlling the fruit of their own bodies. The state has replaced the parents and the fear of social services is upon us all.  I can't even begin to tell you the number of times I have heard of Social Services interfering with the family.  Even to the point of taking away children from their parents.  Oh, it is a sad fact that in some cases it really is necessary; but most of the time - NO!!!!  With these things in mind, is it any wonder why it is becoming harder and harder to find men qualified to be Elders (Overseer, Pastors, Elders, Shepherds- all the same thing)???  Just take a moment and review this partial list of their qualifications...

1 Timothy, Chapter 3
 1 This is a faithful saying: if a man seeks the office of an overseer, he desires a good work.  2 The overseer therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, modest, hospitable, good at teaching;  3 not a drinker, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous;  4 one who rules his own house well, having children in subjection with all reverence;  5 (but if a man doesn’t know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the assembly of God?) 

I ask you, how can a man rule his own house, when it is possible that a state official can second guess his every decision?  What is next?  Preventing parents from teaching their children about Jesus?  Frankly, I long for the day when parents can spank their children in public without the fear of having them taken away!!! Wake up, America!!!  We are NOT A FREE PEOPLE ANYMORE!!!  Perhaps one path to regain our freedom would be a political TEA PARTY; and I don't mean one designed for little kids, either!!!

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, August 6



Bible Reading and Study, August 6

The World English Bible

Aug. 6
Ezra 7-8
Ezr 7:1 Now after these things, in the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra the son of Seraiah, the son of Azariah, the son of Hilkiah,
Ezr 7:2 the son of Shallum, the son of Zadok, the son of Ahitub,
Ezr 7:3 the son of Amariah, the son of Azariah, the son of Meraioth,
Ezr 7:4 the son of Zerahiah, the son of Uzzi, the son of Bukki,
Ezr 7:5 the son of Abishua, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the chief priest;
Ezr 7:6 this Ezra went up from Babylon: and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which Yahweh, the God of Israel, had given; and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of Yahweh his God on him.
Ezr 7:7 There went up some of the children of Israel, and of the priests, and the Levites, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinim, to Jerusalem, in the seventh year of Artaxerxes the king.
Ezr 7:8 He came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.
Ezr 7:9 For on the first day of the first month began he to go up from Babylon; and on the first day of the fifth month came he to Jerusalem, according to the good hand of his God on him.
Ezr 7:10 For Ezra had set his heart to seek the law of Yahweh, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and ordinances.
Ezr 7:11 Now this is the copy of the letter that the king Artaxerxes gave to Ezra the priest, the scribe, even the scribe of the words of the commandments of Yahweh, and of his statutes to Israel:
Ezr 7:12 Artaxerxes, king of kings, to Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, perfect and so forth.
Ezr 7:13 I make a decree, that all those of the people of Israel, and their priests and the Levites, in my realm, who are minded of their own free will to go to Jerusalem, go with you.
Ezr 7:14 Because you are sent of the king and his seven counselors, to inquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of your God which is in your hand,
Ezr 7:15 and to carry the silver and gold, which the king and his counselors have freely offered to the God of Israel, whose habitation is in Jerusalem,
Ezr 7:16 and all the silver and gold that you shall find in all the province of Babylon, with the freewill offering of the people, and of the priests, offering willingly for the house of their God which is in Jerusalem;
Ezr 7:17 therefore you shall with all diligence buy with this money bulls, rams, lambs, with their meal offerings and their drink offerings, and shall offer them on the altar of the house of your God which is in Jerusalem.
Ezr 7:18 Whatever shall seem good to you and to your brothers to do with the rest of the silver and the gold, do that after the will of your God.
Ezr 7:19 The vessels that are given to you for the service of the house of your God, deliver before the God of Jerusalem.
Ezr 7:20 Whatever more shall be needful for the house of your God, which you shall have occasion to bestow, bestow it out of the king's treasure house.
Ezr 7:21 I, even I Artaxerxes the king, do make a decree to all the treasurers who are beyond the River, that whatever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, shall require of you, it be done with all diligence,
Ezr 7:22 to one hundred talents of silver, and to one hundred measures of wheat, and to one hundred baths of wine, and to one hundred baths of oil, and salt without prescribing how much.
Ezr 7:23 Whatever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be done exactly for the house of the God of heaven; for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons?
Ezr 7:24 Also we inform you, that touching any of the priests and Levites, the singers, porters, Nethinim, or servants of this house of God, it shall not be lawful to impose tribute, custom, or toll, on them.
Ezr 7:25 You, Ezra, after the wisdom of your God who is in your hand, appoint magistrates and judges, who may judge all the people who are beyond the River, all such as know the laws of your God; and teach him who doesn't know them.
Ezr 7:26 Whoever will not do the law of your God, and the law of the king, let judgment be executed on him with all diligence, whether it be to death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment.
Ezr 7:27 Blessed be Yahweh, the God of our fathers, who has put such a thing as this in the king's heart, to beautify the house of Yahweh which is in Jerusalem;
Ezr 7:28 and has extended loving kindness to me before the king, and his counselors, and before all the king's mighty princes. I was strengthened according to the hand of Yahweh my God on me, and I gathered together out of Israel chief men to go up with me.
Ezr 8:1 Now these are the heads of their fathers' houses, and this is the genealogy of those who went up with me from Babylon, in the reign of Artaxerxes the king:
Ezr 8:2 Of the sons of Phinehas, Gershom. Of the sons of Ithamar, Daniel. Of the sons of David, Hattush.
Ezr 8:3 Of the sons of Shecaniah, of the sons of Parosh, Zechariah; and with him were reckoned by genealogy of the males one hundred fifty.
Ezr 8:4 Of the sons of Pahathmoab, Eliehoenai the son of Zerahiah; and with him two hundred males.
Ezr 8:5 Of the sons of Shecaniah, the son of Jahaziel; and with him three hundred males.
Ezr 8:6 Of the sons of Adin, Ebed the son of Jonathan; and with him fifty males.
Ezr 8:7 Of the sons of Elam, Jeshaiah the son of Athaliah; and with him seventy males.
Ezr 8:8 Of the sons of Shephatiah, Zebadiah the son of Michael; and with him eighty males.
Ezr 8:9 Of the sons of Joab, Obadiah the son of Jehiel; and with him two hundred and eighteen males.
Ezr 8:10 Of the sons of Shelomith, the son of Josiphiah; and with him one hundred sixty males.
Ezr 8:11 Of the sons of Bebai, Zechariah the son of Bebai; and with him twenty-eight males.
Ezr 8:12 Of the sons of Azgad, Johanan the son of Hakkatan; and with him one hundred ten males.
Ezr 8:13 Of the sons of Adonikam, who were the last; and these are their names: Eliphelet, Jeuel, and Shemaiah; and with them sixty males.
Ezr 8:14 Of the sons of Bigvai, Uthai and Zabbud; and with them seventy males.
Ezr 8:15 I gathered them together to the river that runs to Ahava; and there we encamped three days: and I viewed the people, and the priests, and found there none of the sons of Levi.
Ezr 8:16 Then sent I for Eliezer, for Ariel, for Shemaiah, and for Elnathan, and for Jarib, and for Elnathan, and for Nathan, and for Zechariah, and for Meshullam, chief men; also for Joiarib, and for Elnathan, who were teachers.
Ezr 8:17 I sent them forth to Iddo the chief at the place Casiphia; and I told them what they should tell Iddo, and his brothers the Nethinim, at the place Casiphia, that they should bring to us ministers for the house of our God.
Ezr 8:18 According to the good hand of our God on us they brought us a man of discretion, of the sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel; and Sherebiah, with his sons and his brothers, eighteen;
Ezr 8:19 and Hashabiah, and with him Jeshaiah of the sons of Merari, his brothers and their sons, twenty;
Ezr 8:20 and of the Nethinim, whom David and the princes had given for the service of the Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinim: all of them were mentioned by name.
Ezr 8:21 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek of him a straight way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.
Ezr 8:22 For I was ashamed to ask of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way, because we had spoken to the king, saying, The hand of our God is on all those who seek him, for good; but his power and his wrath is against all those who forsake him.
Ezr 8:23 So we fasted and begged our God for this: and he was entreated of us.
Ezr 8:24 Then I set apart twelve of the chiefs of the priests, even Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brothers with them,
Ezr 8:25 and weighed to them the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, even the offering for the house of our God, which the king, and his counselors, and his princes, and all Israel there present, had offered:
Ezr 8:26 I weighed into their hand six hundred fifty talents of silver, and silver vessels one hundred talents; of gold one hundred talents;
Ezr 8:27 and twenty bowls of gold, of one thousand darics; and two vessels of fine bright brass, precious as gold.
Ezr 8:28 I said to them, You are holy to Yahweh, and the vessels are holy; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering to Yahweh, the God of your fathers.
Ezr 8:29 Watch, and keep them, until you weigh them before the chiefs of the priests and the Levites, and the princes of the fathers' houses of Israel, at Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house of Yahweh.
Ezr 8:30 So the priests and the Levites received the weight of the silver and the gold, and the vessels, to bring them to Jerusalem to the house of our God.
Ezr 8:31 Then we departed from the river Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month, to go to Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was on us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy and the bandit by the way.
Ezr 8:32 We came to Jerusalem, and abode there three days.
Ezr 8:33 On the fourth day the silver and the gold and the vessels were weighed in the house of our God into the hand of Meremoth the son of Uriah the priest; and with him was Eleazar the son of Phinehas; and with them was Jozabad the son of Jeshua, and Noadiah the son of Binnui, the Levite;
Ezr 8:34 the whole by number and by weight: and all the weight was written at that time.
Ezr 8:35 The children of the captivity, who had come out of exile, offered burnt offerings to the God of Israel, twelve bulls for all Israel, ninety-six rams, seventy-seven lambs, and twelve male goats for a sin offering: all this was a burnt offering to Yahweh.

Ezr 8:36 They delivered the king's commissions to the king's satraps, and to the governors beyond the River: and they furthered the people and the house of God. 



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Ezra



Ezra 7 1
Now after these things, in the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra the son of Seraiah, the son
of Azariah, the son of Hilkiah,
And after these things, in the reign of Artaxerxes, king of Persia, Ezra the son of Seraiah,
the son of Azariah, the son of Hilkijah,
And after these things, in the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra son of
Seraiah, son of Azariah, son of Hilkiah,
Ezra 7 2
the son of Shallum, the son of Zadok, the son of Ahitub,
the son of Shallum, the son of Zadok, the son of Ahitub,
son of Shallum, son of Zadok, son of Ahitub,
Ezra 7 3
the son of Amariah, the son of Azariah, the son of Meraioth,
the son of Amariah, the son of Azariah, the son of Meraioth,
son of Amariah, son of Azariah, son of Meraioth,
Ezra 7 4
the son of Zerahiah, the son of Uzzi, the son of Bukki,
the son of Zerahiah, the son of Uzzi, the son of Bukki,
son of Zerahiah, son of Uzzi, son of Bukki,
Ezra 7 5
the son of Abishua, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the chief priest;
the son of Abishua, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the chief
priest,
son of Abishua, son of Phinehas, son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the head priest;
Ezra 7 6
this Ezra went up from Babylon: and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which Yahweh,
the God of Israel, had given; and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of
Yahweh his God on him.
-- this Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which
Jehovah the God of Israel had given. And the king granted him all his request, according
to the hand of Jehovah his God upon him.
Ezra himself hath come up from Babylon, and he [is] a scribe ready in the law of
Moses, that Jehovah God of Israel gave, and the king giveth to him -- according to
the hand of Jehovah his God upon him -- all his request.
Ezra 7 7
There went up some of the children of Israel, and of the priests, and the Levites, and the singers,
and the porters, and the Nethinim, to Jerusalem, in the seventh year of Artaxerxes the king.
(And there went up [some] of the children of Israel, and of the priests, and the Levites,
and the singers, and the doorkeepers, and the Nethinim, to Jerusalem, in the seventh
year of Artaxerxes the king.)
And there go up of the sons of Israel, and of the priests, and the Levites, and the
singers, and the gatekeepers, and the Nethinim, unto Jerusalem, in the seventh
year of Artaxerxes the king.
Ezra 7 8
He came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.
And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.
And he cometh in to Jerusalem in the fifth month, that [is in] the seventh year of
the king,
Ezra 7 9
For on the first [day] of the first month began he to go up from Babylon; and on the first [day] of
the fifth month came he to Jerusalem, according to the good hand of his God on him.
For upon the first of the first month the project of going up from Babylon was
determined on, and on the first of the fifth month he came to Jerusalem, according to the
good hand of his God upon him.
for on the first of the month he hath founded the ascent from Babylon, and on the
first of the fifth month he hath come in unto Jerusalem, according to the good
hand of his God upon him,
Ezra 7 10
For Ezra had set his heart to seek the law of Yahweh, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes
and ordinances.
For Ezra had directed his heart to seek the law of Jehovah and to do it, and to teach in
Israel the statutes and the ordinances.
for Ezra hath prepared his heart to seek the law of Jehovah, and to do, and to teach
in Israel statute and judgment.
Ezra 7 11
Now this is the copy of the letter that the king Artaxerxes gave to Ezra the priest, the scribe,
even the scribe of the words of the commandments of Yahweh, and of his statutes to Israel:
And this is the copy of the letter that king Artaxerxes gave to Ezra the priest, the scribe,
a scribe of the words of the commandments of Jehovah, and of his statutes to Israel:
And this [is] a copy of the letter that the king Artaxerxes gave to Ezra the priest,
the scribe, a scribe of the words of the commands of Jehovah, and of His statutes on
Israel:
Ezra 7 12
Artaxerxes, king of kings, to Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, perfect
and so forth.
Artaxerxes, king of kings, to Ezra the priest, an accomplished scribe of the law of the God
of the heavens, and so forth.
`Artaxerxes, king of kings, to Ezra the priest, a perfect scribe of the law of the God
of heaven, and at such a time:
Ezra 7 13
I make a decree, that all those of the people of Israel, and their priests and the Levites, in my
realm, who are minded of their own free will to go to Jerusalem, go with you.
I have given orders that all they of the people of Israel, and of their priests and the
Levites, in my realm, who are disposed to go to Jerusalem, go with thee.
By me hath been made a decree that every one who is willing, in my kingdom, of
the people of Israel and of its priests and Levites, to go to Jerusalem with thee,
doth go;
Ezra 7 14
Because you are sent of the king and his seven counselors, to inquire concerning Judah and
Jerusalem, according to the law of your God which is in your hand,
Because thou art sent by the king, and by his seven counsellors, to inquire concerning
Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of thy God which is in thy hand;
because that from the king and his seven counsellors thou art sent, to inquire
concerning Judah and concerning Jerusalem, with the law of God that [is] in thy
hand,
Ezra 7 15
and to carry the silver and gold, which the king and his counselors have freely offered to the
God of Israel, whose habitation is in Jerusalem,
and to carry the silver and gold which the king and his counsellors have freely offered to
the God of Israel, whose habitation is at Jerusalem,
and to carry silver and gold that the king and his counsellors willingly offered to
the God of Israel, whose tabernacle [is] in Jerusalem,
Ezra 7 16
and all the silver and gold that you shall find in all the province of Babylon, with the freewill-
offering of the people, and of the priests, offering willingly for the house of their God which is
in Jerusalem;
and all the silver and gold that thou canst find in all the province of Babylon, besides the
voluntary offering of the people, and of the priests, who offer willingly for the house of
their God which is at Jerusalem.
and all the silver and gold that thou findest in all the province of Babylon, with
the free-will offerings of the people, and of the priests, offering willingly, for the
house of their God that [is] in Jerusalem,
Ezra 7 17
therefore you shall with all diligence buy with this money bulls, rams, lambs, with their meal-
offerings and their drink-offerings, and shall offer them on the altar of the house of your God
which is in Jerusalem.
Therefore thou shalt buy diligently with this money bullocks, rams, lambs, with their
oblations and their drink-offerings, and offer them upon the altar of the house of your
God which is at Jerusalem.
therefore thou dost speedily buy with this money, bullocks, rams, lambs, and their
presents, and their libations, and dost bring them near to the altar of the house
of your God that [is] in Jerusalem,
Ezra 7 18
Whatever shall seem good to you and to your brothers to do with the rest of the silver and the
gold, that do you after the will of your God.
And whatever shall seem good to thee and to thy brethren to do with the rest of the silver
and the gold, that do according to the will of your God.
and that which to thee and to thy brethren is good to do with the rest of the silver
and gold, according to the will of your God ye do.`
Ezra 7 19
The vessels that are given you for the service of the house of your God, deliver you before the God
of Jerusalem.
And the vessels that have been given thee for the service of the house of thy God, deliver
before the God of Jerusalem.
`And the vessels that are given to thee, for the service of the house of thy God,
make perfect before the God of Jerusalem;
Ezra 7 20
Whatever more shall be needful for the house of your God, which you shall have occasion to
bestow, bestow it out of the king`s treasure-house.
And whatever more shall be needful for the house of thy God which thou shalt have
occasion to bestow, bestow it out of the king`s treasure house.
and the rest of the needful things of the house of thy God, that it falleth to thee to
give, thou dost give from the treasure-house of the king.
Ezra 7 21
I, even I Artaxerxes the king, do make a decree to all the treasurers who are beyond the River,
that whatever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, shall require of you, it
be done with all diligence,
And I, I Artaxerxes the king, do give orders to all the treasurers that are beyond the
river, that whatever Ezra the priest and scribe of the law of the God of the heavens shall
require of you, it be done diligently,
`And by me -- I Artaxerxes the king -- is made a decree to all treasurers who [are]
beyond the river, that all that Ezra the priest, scribe of the law of the God of
heaven, doth ask of you, be done speedily:
Ezra 7 22
to one hundred talents of silver, and to one hundred measures of wheat, and to one hundred
baths of wine, and to one hundred baths of oil, and salt without prescribing how much.
unto a hundred talents of silver, and to a hundred measures of wheat, and to a hundred
baths of wine, and to a hundred baths of oil, and salt without prescribing [how much].
Unto silver a hundred talents, and unto wheat a hundred cors, and unto wine a
hundred baths, and unto oil a hundred baths, and salt without reckoning;
Ezra 7 23
Whatever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be done exactly for the house of the God of
heaven; for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons?
Whatever is commanded by the God of the heavens, let it be carefully done for the house
of the God of the heavens; for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king
and his sons?
all that [is] by the decree of the God of heaven, let be done diligently for the house
of the God of heaven; for why is there wrath against the kingdom of the king and
his sons?
Ezra 7 24
Also we inform you, that touching any of the priests and Levites, the singers, porters, Nethinim,
or servants of this house of God, it shall not be lawful to impose tribute, custom, or toll, on them.
Also we inform you, as regards all the priests and Levites, singers, doorkeepers,
Nethinim, and ministers of this house of God, it shall not be lawful to impose tribute, tax,
and toll upon them.
`And to you we are making known, that upon any of the priests and Levites,
singers, gatekeepers, Nethinim, and servants of the house of God, tribute and
custom there is no authority to lift up.
Ezra 7 25
You, Ezra, after the wisdom of your God who is in your hand, appoint magistrates and judges,
who may judge all the people who are beyond the River, all such as know the laws of your God;
and teach you him who doesn`t know them.
And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, which is in thy hand, set magistrates and
judges who may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws
of thy God; and teach ye him that knows [them] not.
`And thou, Ezra, according to the wisdom of thy God, that [is] in thy hand, appoint
magistrates and judges who may be judges to all the people who are beyond the
river, to all knowing the law of thy God, and he who hath not known ye cause to
know;
Ezra 7 26
Whoever will not do the law of your God, and the law of the king, let judgment be executed on
him with all diligence, whether it be to death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or
to imprisonment.
And whosoever will not do the law of thy God and the law of the king, let judgment be
executed diligently upon him, whether unto death, or to banishment, or to confiscation
of goods, or to imprisonment.
and any who doth not do the law of thy God, and the law of the king, speedily is
judgment done upon him, whether to death, or to banishment, or to confiscation
of riches, and to bonds.`
Ezra 7 27
Blessed be Yahweh, the God of our fathers, who has put such a thing as this in the king`s heart,
to beautify the house of Yahweh which is in Jerusalem;
Blessed be Jehovah the God of our fathers, who has put [such a thing] as this in the king`s
heart, to beautify the house of Jehovah which is at Jerusalem;
Blessed [is] Jehovah, God of our fathers, who hath given such a thing as this in the
heart of the king, to beautify the house of Jehovah that [is] in Jerusalem,
Ezra 7 28
and has extended lovingkindness to me before the king, and his counselors, and before all the
king`s mighty princes. I was strengthened according to the hand of Yahweh my God on me, and I
gathered together out of Israel chief men to go up with me.
and has extended mercy to me before the king and his counsellors, and before all the
king`s mighty princes. And I was strengthened, as the hand of Jehovah my God was upon
me; and I gathered together out of Israel chief men to go up with me.
and unto me hath stretched out kindness before the king and his counsellors, and
before all the mighty heads of the king: and I have strengthened myself as the
hand of Jehovah my God [is] upon me, and I gather out of Israel heads to go up with
me.
Ezra 8 1
Now these are the heads of their fathers` [houses], and this is the genealogy of those who went up
with me from Babylon, in the reign of Artaxerxes the king:
And these are the chief fathers, and their genealogy, who went up with me from Babylon
in the reign of Artaxerxes the king.
And these [are] heads of their fathers, and the genealogy of those going up with
me, in the reign of Artaxerxes the king, from Babylon.
Ezra 8 2
Of the sons of Phinehas, Gershom. Of the sons of Ithamar, Daniel. Of the sons of David, Hattush.
Of the children of Phinehas, Gershom; of the children of Ithamar, Daniel; of the children
of David, Hattush;
From the sons of Phinehas: Gershom; from the sons of Ithamar: Daniel; from the
sons of David: Hattush;
Ezra 8 3
Of the sons of Shecaniah, of the sons of Parosh, Zechariah; and with him were reckoned by
genealogy of the males one hundred fifty.
of the children of Shecaniah, of the children of Parosh, Zechariah, and with him were
registered by genealogy of the males a hundred and fifty.
from the sons of Shechaniah, from the sons of Pharosh: Zechariah, and with him,
reckoning themselves by genealogy, of males a hundred and fifty.
Ezra 8 4
Of the sons of Pahath-moab, Eliehoenai the son of Zerahiah; and with him two hundred males.
Of the children of Pahath-Moab, Elihoenai the son of Zerahiah, and with him two hundred
males.
From the sons of Pahath-Moab: Elihoenai son of Zerahiah, and with him two
hundred who are males.
Ezra 8 5
Of the sons of Shecaniah, the son of Jahaziel; and with him three hundred males.
Of the children of Shechaniah, the son of Jahaziel, and with him three hundred males.
From the sons of Shechaniah: the son of Jahaziel, and with him three hundred who
are males.
Ezra 8 6
Of the sons of Adin, Ebed the son of Jonathan; and with him fifty males.
And of the children of Adin, Ebed the son of Jonathan, and with him fifty males.
And from the sons of Adin: Ebed son of Jonathan, and with him fifty who are males.
Ezra 8 7
Of the sons of Elam, Jeshaiah the son of Athaliah; and with him seventy males.
And of the children of Elam, Isaiah the son of Athaliah, and with him seventy males.
And from the sons of Elam: Jeshaiah son of Athaliah, and with him seventy who are
males.
Ezra 8 8
Of the sons of Shephatiah, Zebadiah the son of Michael; and with him eighty males.
And of the children of Shephatiah, Zebadiah the son of Michael, and with him eighty
males.
And from the sons of Shephatiah: Zebadiah son of Michael, and with him eighty
who are males.
Ezra 8 9
Of the sons of Joab, Obadiah the son of Jehiel; and with him two hundred and eighteen males.
Of the children of Joab, Obadiah the son of Jehiel, and with him two hundred and
eighteen males.
From the sons of Joab: Obadiah son of Jehiel, and with him two hundred and
eighteen who are males.
Ezra 8 10
Of the sons of Shelomith, the son of Josiphiah; and with him one hundred sixty males.
And of the children of Shelomith, the son of Josiphiah, and with him a hundred and sixty
males.
And from the sons of Shelomith, the son of Josiphiah, and with him a hundred and
sixty who are males.
Ezra 8 11
Of the sons of Bebai, Zechariah the son of Bebai; and with him twenty-eight males.
And of the children of Bebai, Zechariah the son of Bebai, and with him twenty-eight
males.
And from the sons of Bebai: Zechariah son of Bebai, and with him twenty and
eight who are males.
Ezra 8 12
Of the sons of Azgad, Johanan the son of Hakkatan; and with him one hundred ten males.
And of the children of Azgad, Johanan the son of Hakkatan, and with him a hundred and
ten males.
And from the sons of Azgad: Johanan son of Hakkatan, and with him a hundred and
ten who are males.
Ezra 8 13
Of the sons of Adonikam, [who were] the last; and these are their names: Eliphelet, Jeuel, and
Shemaiah; and with them sixty males.
And of the children of Adonikam, the last ones, whose names are these: Eliphelet, Jeiel,
and Shemaiah, and with them sixty males.
And from the younger sons of Adonikam -- and these [are] their names -- Eliphelet,
Jeiel, and Shemaiah, and with them sixty who are males.
Ezra 8 14
Of the sons of Bigvai, Uthai and Zabbud; and with them seventy males.
And of the children of Bigvai, Uthai and Zabbud, and with them seventy males.
And from the sons of Bigvai, Uthai and Zabbud, and with them seventy who are
males.
Ezra 8 15
I gathered them together to the river that runs to Ahava; and there we encamped three days:
and I viewed the people, and the priests, and found there none of the sons of Levi.
And I gathered them together at the river that runs to Ahava; and there we encamped
three days; and I surveyed the people and the priests, and found none of the sons of Levi
there.
And I gather them unto the river that is going unto Ahava, and we encamp there
three days; and I consider about the people, and about the priests, and of the sons
of Levi I have found none there;
Ezra 8 16
Then sent I for Eliezer, for Ariel, for Shemaiah, and for Elnathan, and for Jarib, and for Elnathan,
and for Nathan, and for Zechariah, and for Meshullam, chief men; also for Joiarib, and for
Elnathan, who were teachers.
And I sent for Eliezer, for Ariel, for Shemaiah, and for Elnathan, and for Jarib, and for
Elnathan, and for Nathan, and for Zechariah, and for Meshullam, chief men, and for
Joiarib and for Elnathan, men of understanding.
and I send for Eliezer, for Ariel, for Shemaiah, and for Elnathan, and for Jarib, and
for Elnathan, and for Nathan, and for Zechariah, and for Meshullam, heads, and for
Joiarib, and for Elnathan, men of understanding;
Ezra 8 17
I sent them forth to Iddo the chief at the place Casiphia; and I told them what they should tell
Iddo, [and] his brothers the Nethinim, at the place Casiphia, that they should bring to us
ministers for the house of our God.
And I gave them a commission to Iddo the chief, at the place Casiphia, and I put words in
their mouths to say to Iddo [and] his brethren the Nethinim, at the place Casiphia, that
they should bring to us ministers for the house of our God.
and I charge them for Iddo the head, in the place Casiphia, and put in their mouth
words to speak unto Iddo, [and] his brethren the Nethinim, in the place Casiphia,
to bring to us ministrants for the house of our God.
Ezra 8 18
According to the good hand of our God on us they brought us a man of discretion, of the sons of
Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel; and Sherebiah, with his sons and his brothers, eighteen;
And by the good hand of our God upon us, they brought us a man of understanding, of the
sons of Mahli, the son of Levi, the son of Israel, namely, Sherebiah, with his sons and his
brethren, eighteen;
And they bring to us, according to the good hand of our God upon us, a man of
understanding, of the sons of Mahli, son of Levi, son of Israel, and Sherebiah, and
his sons, and his brethren, eighteen;
Ezra 8 19
and Hashabiah, and with him Jeshaiah of the sons of Merari, his brothers and their sons, twenty;
and Hashabiah, and with him Isaiah of the sons of Merari, his brethren and their sons,
twenty;
and Hashabiah, and with him Jeshaiah, of the sons of Merari, his brethren, and
their sons, twenty;
Ezra 8 20
and of the Nethinim, whom David and the princes had given for the service of the Levites, two
hundred and twenty Nethinim: all of them were mentioned by name.
and of the Nethinim, whom David and the princes had appointed for the service of the
Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinim: all of them were expressed by name.
and from the Nethinim, whom David and the heads gave for the service of the
Levites, two hundred and twenty Nethinim, all of them defined by name.
Ezra 8 21
Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our
God, to seek of him a straight way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.
And I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before
our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our
substance.
And I proclaim there a fast, by the river Ahava, to afflict ourselves before our God,
to seek from Him a right way for us, and for our infants, and for all our substance,
Ezra 8 22
For I was ashamed to ask of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the
enemy in the way, because we had spoken to the king, saying, The hand of our God is on all those
who seek him, for good; but his power and his wrath is against all those who forsake him.
For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us
against the enemy in the way; for we had spoken to the king saying, The hand of our God
is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his anger is against all them
that forsake him.
for I was ashamed to ask from the king a force and horsemen to help us because of
the enemy in the way, for we spake to the king, saying, `The hand of our God [is]
upon all seeking Him for good, and His strength and His wrath [is] upon all
forsaking Him.`
Ezra 8 23
So we fasted and begged our God for this: and he was entreated of us.
And we fasted, and besought our God for this; and he was entreated of us.
And we fast, and seek from our God for this, and He is entreated of us.
Ezra 8 24
Then I set apart twelve of the chiefs of the priests, even Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their
brothers with them,
And I separated twelve of the chiefs of the priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their
brethren with them,
And I separate from the heads of the priests, twelve, even Sherebiah, Hashabiah,
and with them of their brethren ten,
Ezra 8 25
and weighed to them the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, even the offering for the house of
our God, which the king, and his counselors, and his princes, and all Israel there present, had
offered:
and I weighed to them the silver and the gold and the vessels, the heave-offering for the
house of our God, which the king and his counsellors and his princes, and all Israel
present, had offered.
and I weigh to them the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, a heave-offering of
the house of our God, that the king, and his counsellors, and his heads, and all
Israel -- those present -- lifted up;
Ezra 8 26
I weighed into their hand six hundred fifty talents of silver, and silver vessels one hundred
talents; of gold one hundred talents;
And I weighed into their hand six hundred and fifty talents of silver; and silver vessels a
hundred talents, [and] of gold a hundred talents;
and I weigh to their hand, of silver, talents six hundred and fifty, and of vessels of
silver a hundred talents, of gold a hundred talents,
Ezra 8 27
and twenty bowls of gold, of one thousand darics; and two vessels of fine bright brass, precious
as gold.
and twenty basons of gold, of a thousand darics; and two vessels of shining copper,
precious as gold.
and basins of gold twenty, of a thousand drams, and two vessels of good shining
brass, desirable as gold.
Ezra 8 28
I said to them, You are holy to Yahweh, and the vessels are holy; and the silver and the gold are a
freewill-offering to Yahweh, the God of your fathers.
And I said to them, Ye are holy unto Jehovah; the vessels also are holy; and the silver and
the gold is a voluntary offering to Jehovah the God of your fathers.
And I say unto them, `Ye [are] holy to Jehovah, and the vessels [are] holy, and the
silver and the gold [are] a willing-offering to Jehovah, God of your fathers;
Ezra 8 29
Watch you, and keep them, until you weigh them before the chiefs of the priests and the Levites,
and the princes of the fathers` [houses] of Israel, at Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house of
Yahweh.
Watch and keep [them] until ye weigh them before the chiefs of the priests and the
Levites, and the chiefs of the fathers of Israel, at Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house
of Jehovah.
watch, and keep, till ye weigh before the heads of the priests, and of the Levites,
and the heads of the fathers of Israel, in Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house of
Jehovah.`
Ezra 8 30
So the priests and the Levites received the weight of the silver and the gold, and the vessels, to
bring them to Jerusalem to the house of our God.
And the priests and the Levites received by weight the silver and the gold and the
vessels, to bring them to Jerusalem unto the house of our God.
And the priests and the Levites took the weight of the silver, and of the gold, and
of the vessels, to bring to Jerusalem to the house of our God.
Ezra 8 31
Then we departed from the river Ahava on the twelfth [day] of the first month, to go to
Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was on us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy
and the bandit by the way.
And we departed from the river Ahava on the twelfth of the first month, to go to
Jerusalem; and the hand of our God was upon us, and he delivered us from the hand of the
enemy, and of such as lay in wait by the way.
And we journey from the river Ahava, on the twelfth of the first month, to go to
Jerusalem, and the hand of our God hath been upon us, and He delivereth us from
the hand of the enemy and the lier in wait by the way;
Ezra 8 32
We came to Jerusalem, and abode there three days.
And we came to Jerusalem, and abode there three days.
and we come in to Jerusalem, and dwell there three days.
Ezra 8 33
On the fourth day the silver and the gold and the vessels were weighed in the house of our God
into the hand of Meremoth the son of Uriah the priest; and with him was Eleazar the son of
Phinehas; and with them was Jozabad the son of Jeshua, and Noadiah the son of Binnui, the
Levite;
And on the fourth day the silver and the gold and the vessels were weighed in the house
of our God into the hand of Meremoth the son of Urijah the priest; and with him was
Eleazar the son of Phinehas; and with them were Jozabad the son of Jeshua, and Noadiah
the son of Binnui, Levites:
And on the fourth day hath been weighed the silver, and the gold, and the vessels,
in the house of our God, unto the hand of Meremoth son of Uriah the priest, and
with him Eleazar son of Phinehas, and with them Jozabad son of Jeshua, and
Noadiah son of Binnui, the Levites:
Ezra 8 34
the whole by number and by weight: and all the weight was written at that time.
the whole by number and by weight; and all the weight was written down at that time.
by number, by weight of every one, and all the weight is written at that time.
Ezra 8 35
The children of the captivity, who had come out of exile, offered burnt offerings to the God of
Israel, twelve bulls for all Israel, ninety-six rams, seventy-seven lambs, and twelve male goats for
a sin-offering: all this was a burnt offering to Yahweh.
The children of those that had been carried away, who had come out of the captivity,
presented burnt-offerings to the God of Israel, twelve bullocks for all Israel, ninety-six
rams, seventy-seven lambs, twelve he-goats for a sin-offering: all for a burnt-offering to
Jehovah.
Those coming in of the captives -- sons of the removal -- have brought near burnt-
offerings to the God of Israel, bullocks twelve, for all Israel, rams ninety and six,
lambs seventy and seven, young he-goats for a sin-offering twelve -- the whole a
burnt-offering to Jehovah;
Ezra 8 36
They delivered the king`s commissions to the king`s satraps, and to the governors beyond the
River: and they furthered the people and the house of God.
And they delivered the king`s edicts to the king`s satraps, and to the governors on this
side the river. And they furthered the people and the house of God.
and they give the laws of the king to the lieutenants of the king and the governors

 beyond the river, and they have lifted up the people and the house of God.


Study Questions

Ezra was a ______________? 7:6

What did Ezra plan to do? 7:10

Who was to judge the people? 7:25

When was the gold and silver put into the temple? 8:33


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Aug. 7, 8
Acts 22

Act 22:1 "Brothers and fathers, listen to the defense which I now make to you."
Act 22:2 When they heard that he spoke to them in the Hebrew language, they were even more quiet. He said,
Act 22:3 "I am indeed a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, instructed according to the strict manner of the law of our fathers, being zealous for God, even as you all are this day.
Act 22:4 I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.
Act 22:5 As also the high priest and all the council of the elders testify, from whom also I received letters to the brothers, and traveled to Damascus to bring them also who were there to Jerusalem in bonds to be punished.
Act 22:6 It happened that, as I made my journey, and came close to Damascus, about noon, suddenly there shone from the sky a great light around me.
Act 22:7 I fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to me, 'Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?'
Act 22:8 I answered, 'Who are you, Lord?' He said to me, 'I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you persecute.'
Act 22:9 "Those who were with me indeed saw the light and were afraid, but they didn't understand the voice of him who spoke to me.
Act 22:10 I said, 'What shall I do, Lord?' The Lord said to me, 'Arise, and go into Damascus. There you will be told about all things which are appointed for you to do.'
Act 22:11 When I couldn't see for the glory of that light, being led by the hand of those who were with me, I came into Damascus.
Act 22:12 One Ananias, a devout man according to the law, well reported of by all the Jews who lived in Damascus,
Act 22:13 came to me, and standing by me said to me, 'Brother Saul, receive your sight!' In that very hour I looked up at him.
Act 22:14 He said, 'The God of our fathers has appointed you to know his will, and to see the Righteous One, and to hear a voice from his mouth.
Act 22:15 For you will be a witness for him to all men of what you have seen and heard.
Act 22:16 Now why do you wait? Arise, be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.'
Act 22:17 "It happened that, when I had returned to Jerusalem, and while I prayed in the temple, I fell into a trance,
Act 22:18 and saw him saying to me, 'Hurry and get out of Jerusalem quickly, because they will not receive testimony concerning me from you.'
Act 22:19 I said, 'Lord, they themselves know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue those who believed in you.
Act 22:20 When the blood of Stephen, your witness, was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting to his death, and guarding the cloaks of those who killed him.'
Act 22:21 "He said to me, 'Depart, for I will send you out far from here to the Gentiles.' "
Act 22:22 They listened to him until he said that; then they lifted up their voice, and said, "Rid the earth of this fellow, for he isn't fit to live!"
Act 22:23 As they cried out, and threw off their cloaks, and threw dust into the air,
Act 22:24 the commanding officer commanded him to be brought into the barracks, ordering him to be examined by scourging, that he might know for what crime they shouted against him like that.
Act 22:25 When they had tied him up with thongs, Paul asked the centurion who stood by, "Is it lawful for you to scourge a man who is a Roman, and not found guilty?"
Act 22:26 When the centurion heard it, he went to the commanding officer and told him, "Watch what you are about to do, for this man is a Roman!"
Act 22:27 The commanding officer came and asked him, "Tell me, are you a Roman?" He said, "Yes."
Act 22:28 The commanding officer answered, "I bought my citizenship for a great price." Paul said, "But I was born a Roman."
Act 22:29 Immediately those who were about to examine him departed from him, and the commanding officer also was afraid when he realized that he was a Roman, because he had bound him.
Act 22:30 But on the next day, desiring to know the truth about why he was accused by the Jews, he freed him from the bonds, and commanded the chief priests and all the council to come together, and brought Paul down and set him before them.




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Acts 22 1
"Brothers and fathers, listen to the defense which I now make to you."
Brethren and fathers, hear my defence which I now make to you.
`Men, brethren, and fathers, hear my defence now unto you;` --
Acts 22 2
When they heard that he spoke to them in the Hebrew language, they were even more quiet. He
said,
And hearing that he addressed them in the Hebrew tongue, they kept the more quiet;
and he says,
and they having heard that in the Hebrew dialect he was speaking to them, gave
the more silence, and he saith, --
Acts 22 3
"I am indeed a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel,
instructed according to the strict manner of the law of our fathers, being zealous for God, even
as you all are this day.
*I* am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city, at the feet of Gamaliel,
educated according to [the] exactness of the law of [our] fathers, being zealous for God,
as *ye* are all this day;
`I, indeed, am a man, a Jew, having been born in Tarsus of Cilicia, and brought up
in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, having been taught according to the
exactitude of a law of the fathers, being zealous of God, as all ye are to-day.
Acts 22 4
I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.
who have persecuted this way unto death, binding and delivering up to prisons both men
and women;
`And this way I persecuted unto death, binding and delivering up to prisons both
men and women,
Acts 22 5
As also the high priest and all the council of the elders testify, from whom also I received letters
to the brothers, and journeyed to Damascus to bring them also who were there to Jerusalem in
bonds to be punished.
as also the high priest bears me witness, and all the elderhood: from whom also, having
received letters to the brethren, I went to Damascus to bring those also who were there,
bound, to Jerusalem, to be punished.
as also the chief priest doth testify to me, and all the eldership; from whom also
having received letters unto the brethren, to Damascus, I was going on, to bring
also those there bound to Jerusalem that they might be punished,
Acts 22 6
It happened that, as I made my journey, and came close to Damascus, about noon, suddenly there
shone from the sky a great light around me.
And it came to pass, as I was journeying and drawing near to Damascus, that, about mid-
day, there suddenly shone out of heaven a great light round about me.
and it came to pass, in my going on and coming nigh to Damascus, about noon,
suddenly out of the heaven there shone a great light round about me,
Acts 22 7
I fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to me, `Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?`
And I fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou
me?
I fell also to the ground, and I heard a voice saying to me, Saul, Saul, why me dost
thou persecute?
Acts 22 8
I answered, `Who are you, Lord?` He said to me, `I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom you persecute.`
And *I* answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said to me, *I* am Jesus the Nazaraean,
whom *thou* persecutest.
`And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? and he said unto me, I am Jesus the Nazarene
whom thou dost persecute --
Acts 22 9
Those who were with me indeed saw the light and were afraid, but they didn`t understand the
voice of him who spoke to me.
But they that were with me beheld the light, [and were filled with fear], but heard not
the voice of him that was speaking to me.
and they who are with me the light did see, and became afraid, and the voice they
heard not of him who is speaking to me --
Acts 22 10
I said, `What will I do, Lord?` The Lord said to me, `Arise, and go into Damascus. There you will
be told about all things which are appointed for you to do.`
And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said to me, Rise up, and go to Damascus,
and there it shall be told thee of all things which it is appointed thee to do.
and I said, What shall I do, Lord? and the Lord said unto me, Having risen, go on to
Damascus, and there it shall be told thee concerning all things that have been
appointed for thee to do.
Acts 22 11
When I couldn`t see for the glory of that light, being led by the hand of those who were with me,
I came into Damascus.
And as I could not see, through the glory of that light, being led by the hand of those who
were with me, I came to Damascus.
`And when I did not see from the glory of that light, being led by the hand by
those who are with me, I came to Damascus,
Acts 22 12
One Ananias, a devout man according to the law, well reported of by all the Jews who lived there,
And a certain Ananias, a pious man according to the law, borne witness to by all the Jews
who dwelt [there],
and a certain one, Ananias, a pious man according to the law, being testified to by
all the Jews dwelling [there],
Acts 22 13
came to me, and standing by me said to me, `Brother Saul, receive your sight!` In that very hour
I looked up at him.
coming to me and standing by me, said to me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And *I*, in
the same hour, received my sight and saw him.
having come unto me and stood by [me], said to me, Saul, brother, look up; and I
the same hour did look up to him;
Acts 22 14
He said, `The God of our fathers has appointed you to know his will, and to see the Righteous One,
and to hear a voice from his mouth.
And he said, The God of our fathers has chosen thee beforehand to know his will, and to
see the just one, and to hear a voice out of his mouth;
and he said, The God of our fathers did choose thee beforehand to know His will,
and to see the Righteous One, and to hear a voice out of his mouth,
Acts 22 15
For you will be a witness for him to all men of what you have seen and heard.
for thou shalt be a witness for him to all men of what thou hast seen and heard.
because thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard;
Acts 22 16
Now why do you wait? Arise, be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the
Lord.`
And now why lingerest thou? Arise and get baptised, and have thy sins washed away,
calling on his name.
and now, why tarriest thou? having risen, baptize thyself, and wash away thy sins,
calling upon the name of the Lord.
Acts 22 17
It happened that, when I had returned to Jerusalem, and while I prayed in the temple, I fell into
a trance,
And it came to pass when I had returned to Jerusalem, and as I was praying in the temple,
that I became in ecstasy,
`And it came to pass when I returned to Jerusalem, and while I was praying in the
temple, I came into a trance,
Acts 22 18
and saw him saying to me, `Hurry and get out of Jerusalem quickly, because they will not receive
testimony concerning me from you.`
and saw him saying to me, Make haste and go quickly out of Jerusalem, for they will not
receive thy testimony concerning me.
and I saw him saying to me, Haste and go forth in haste out of Jerusalem, because
they will not receive thy testimony concerning me;
Acts 22 19
I said, `Lord, they themselves know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue those who
believed in you.
And *I* said, Lord, they themselves know that *I* was imprisoning and beating in every
synagogue those that believe on thee;
and I said, Lord, they -- they know that I was imprisoning and was scourging in
every synagogue those believing on thee;
Acts 22 20
When the blood of Stephen, your witness, was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting to his
death, and guarding the cloaks of those who killed him.`
and when the blood of thy witness Stephen was shed, I also myself was standing by and
consenting, and kept the clothes of them who killed him.
and when the blood of thy witness Stephen was being poured forth, I also was
standing by and assenting to his death, and keeping the garments of those
putting him to death;
Acts 22 21
He said to me, `Depart, for I will send you forth far from here to the Gentiles.`"
And he said to me, Go, for *I* will send thee to the nations afar off.
and he said unto me, Go, because to nations far off I will send thee.`
Acts 22 22
They listened to him until he said that, then they lifted up their voice, and said, "Rid the earth
of this fellow, for he isn`t fit to live!"
And they heard him until this word, and lifted up their voice, saying, Away with such a
one as that from the earth, for it was not fit he should live.
And they were hearing him unto this word, and they lifted up their voice, saying,
`Away from the earth with such an one; for it is not fit for him to live.`
Acts 22 23
As they cried out, and threw off their cloaks, and threw dust into the air,
And as they were crying, and throwing away their clothes, and casting dust into the air,
And they crying out and casting up their garments, and throwing dust into the
Acts 22 24
the commanding officer commanded him to be brought into the barracks, ordering him to be
examined by scourging, that he might know for what crime they shouted against him like that.
the chiliarch commanded him to be brought into the fortress, saying that he should be
examined by scourging, that he might ascertain for what cause they cried thus against
him.
the chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle, saying, `By
scourges let him be examined;` that he might know for what cause they were
crying so against him.
Acts 22 25
When they had tied him up with thongs, Paul asked the centurion who stood by, "Is it lawful for
you to scourge a man who is a Roman, and not found guilty?"
But as they stretched him forward with the thongs, Paul said to the centurion who stood
[by], Is it lawful for you to scourge a man [who is] a Roman and uncondemned?
And as he was stretching him with the thongs, Paul said unto the centurion who
was standing by, `A man, a Roman, uncondemned -- is it lawful to you to scourge;`
Acts 22 26
When the centurion heard it, he went to the commanding officer and told him, "Watch what you
are about to do, for this man is a Roman!"
And the centurion, having heard it, went and reported it to the chiliarch, saying, What
art thou going to do? for this man is a Roman.
and the centurion having heard, having gone near to the chief captain, told,
saying, `Take heed what thou art about to do, for this man is a Roman;`
Acts 22 27
The commanding officer came and asked him, "Tell me, are you a Roman?" He said, "Yes."
And the chiliarch coming up said to him, Tell me, Art *thou* a Roman? And he said, Yes.
and the chief captain having come near, said to him, `Tell me, art thou a Roman?`
and he said, `Yes;`
Acts 22 28
The commanding officer answered, "I bought my citizenship for a great price." Paul said,
"But I was born a Roman."
And the chiliarch answered, *I*, for a great sum, bought this citizenship. And Paul said,
But *I* was also [free] born.
and the chief captain answered, `I, with a great sum, did obtain this citizenship;`
but Paul said, `But I have been even born [so].`
Acts 22 29
Immediately those who were about to examine him departed from him, and the commanding
officer also was afraid when he realized that he was a Roman, because he had bound him.
Immediately therefore those who were going to examine him left him, and the chiliarch
also was afraid when he ascertained that he was a Roman, and because he had bound him.
Immediately, therefore, they departed from him who are about to examine him,
and the chief captain also was afraid, having learned that he is a Roman, and
because he had bound him,
Acts 22 30
But on the next day, desiring to know the truth about why he was accused by the Jews, he freed
him from the bonds, and commanded the chief priests and all the council to come together, and
brought Paul down and set him before them.
And on the morrow, desirous to know the certainty [of the matter] why he was accused of
the Jews, he loosed him, and commanded the chief priests and all the council to meet, and
having brought Paul down set him before them.
and on the morrow, intending to know the certainty wherefore he is accused by
the Jews, he did loose him from the bonds, and commanded the chief priests and
all their sanhedrim to come, and having brought down Paul, he set [him] before

them.


Study Questions

Paul made his ___________? 22:1

Who was Paul's teacher? 22:3

Baptism does what? 22:16

How did Paul become a Roman? 22:28