8/7/13

From Gary... Lessons in perspective


Thank you Elizabeth for taking this wonderful picture and allowing me to use it!!!!

Elizabeth is my granddaughter; someone whose "eye" for perspective is pretty amazing, considering her youth!!!  I was enthralled at this picture because it really does view things from a different angle.  I wonder how many of us would have thought of actually getting down on the ground and looking up to take a snapshot?  Now, apply this to people along with The Bible and this verse from Paul's letter to the Romans comes to mind....

Romans, Chapter 12
 16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Don’t set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Don’t be wise in your own conceits.  

In the early eighties, we lived in Gloversville, New York and when I was between churches, so I took a job as a night guard at a local manufacturing plant.  My shift was 4 to 12, but after about 8 p.m. there were only a couple of people in the building.  Myself and another employee (a maintenance man) who for the sake of identification I will call Tony (not his real name).  After some weeks we became friends and he agreed to study the Bible with me on his lunchbreak.  He was not blessed with a great education and found considerable difficulty in reading his Bible, (I don't remember which version it was) so I thought I would help by getting him an Easy-To-Read version.  BAD MOVE!!!!!  Even though I explained that I was trying to make things easier for him, he was insulted and stopped studying altogether.  After about a year he started talking to me again, but it was never the same- I had unwittingly hurt him and the damage could not be undone. Even after thirty years, I still recall this episode with regret. I had no idea that Tony would take such offence, but because of this situation, the passage from Romans means a lot to me.  Tony thought (I guess) that I was looking down on him, when in reality, I was just trying to help him look UP!!!  Christians are to care for those around them in humility and not seek notoriety or superiority over others.  We don't always know what is best for others and should always take the "low road" of a servant.  I guess that is why I like the picture so much- it reminds me that I should be looking up at other and not DOWN AT THEM!!!  You can learn a lot from flowers- and even your neighborhood buzzing insect.  Something to think about on a hot summers day!!!  LORD, help me to apply this Bible verse, beginning with right now!!!!

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, August 7



Bible Reading and Study, August 7

The World English Bible

Aug. 7
Ezra 9, 10
Ezr 9:1 Now when these things were done, the princes drew near to me, saying, The people of Israel, and the priests and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands, doing according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.
Ezr 9:2 For they have taken of their daughters for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy seed have mixed themselves with the peoples of the lands: yes, the hand of the princes and rulers has been chief in this trespass.
Ezr 9:3 When I heard this thing, I tore my garment and my robe, and plucked off the hair of my head and of my beard, and sat down confounded.
Ezr 9:4 Then were assembled to me everyone who trembled at the words of the God of Israel, because of the trespass of them of the captivity; and I sat confounded until the evening offering.
Ezr 9:5 At the evening offering I arose up from my humiliation, even with my garment and my robe torn; and I fell on my knees, and spread out my hands to Yahweh my God;
Ezr 9:6 and I said, my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to you, my God; for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our guiltiness is grown up to the heavens.
Ezr 9:7 Since the days of our fathers we have been exceeding guilty to this day; and for our iniquities have we, our kings, and our priests, been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to plunder, and to confusion of face, as it is this day.
Ezr 9:8 Now for a little moment grace has been shown from Yahweh our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.
Ezr 9:9 For we are bondservants; yet our God has not forsaken us in our bondage, but has extended loving kindness to us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up the house of our God, and to repair its ruins, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.
Ezr 9:10 Now, our God, what shall we say after this? for we have forsaken your commandments,
Ezr 9:11 which you have commanded by your servants the prophets, saying, The land, to which you go to possess it, is an unclean land through the uncleanness of the peoples of the lands, through their abominations, which have filled it from one end to another with their filthiness:
Ezr 9:12 now therefore don't give your daughters to their sons, neither take their daughters to your sons, nor seek their peace or their prosperity forever; that you may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children forever.
Ezr 9:13 After all that is come on us for our evil deeds, and for our great guilt, seeing that you our God have punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and have given us such a remnant,
Ezr 9:14 shall we again break your commandments, and join in affinity with the peoples that do these abominations? wouldn't you be angry with us until you had consumed us, so that there should be no remnant, nor any to escape?
Ezr 9:15 Yahweh, the God of Israel, you are righteous; for we are left a remnant that is escaped, as it is this day: behold, we are before you in our guiltiness; for none can stand before you because of this.
Ezr 10:1 Now while Ezra prayed and made confession, weeping and casting himself down before the house of God, there was gathered together to him out of Israel a very great assembly of men and women and children; for the people wept very sore.
Ezr 10:2 Shecaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered Ezra, We have trespassed against our God, and have married foreign women of the peoples of the land: yet now there is hope for Israel concerning this thing.
Ezr 10:3 Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those who tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.
Ezr 10:4 Arise; for the matter belongs to you, and we are with you: be of good courage, and do it.
Ezr 10:5 Then arose Ezra, and made the chiefs of the priests, the Levites, and all Israel, to swear that they would do according to this word. So they swore.
Ezr 10:6 Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib: and when he came there, he ate no bread, nor drank water; for he mourned because of the trespass of them of the captivity.
Ezr 10:7 They made proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem to all the children of the captivity, that they should gather themselves together to Jerusalem;
Ezr 10:8 and that whoever didn't come within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and the elders, all his substance should be forfeited, and himself separated from the assembly of the captivity.
Ezr 10:9 Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together to Jerusalem within the three days; it was the ninth month, on the twentieth day of the month: and all the people sat in the broad place before the house of God, trembling because of this matter, and for the great rain.
Ezr 10:10 Ezra the priest stood up, and said to them, You have trespassed, and have married foreign women, to increase the guilt of Israel.
Ezr 10:11 Now therefore make confession to Yahweh, the God of your fathers, and do his pleasure; and separate yourselves from the peoples of the land, and from the foreign women.
Ezr 10:12 Then all the assembly answered with a loud voice, As you have said concerning us, so must we do.
Ezr 10:13 But the people are many, and it is a time of much rain, and we are not able to stand outside: neither is this a work of one day or two; for we have greatly transgressed in this matter.
Ezr 10:14 Let now our princes be appointed for all the assembly, and let all those who are in our cities who have married foreign women come at appointed times, and with them the elders of every city, and its judges, until the fierce wrath of our God be turned from us, until this matter be dispatched.
Ezr 10:15 Only Jonathan the son of Asahel and Jahzeiah the son of Tikvah stood up against this matter: and Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite helped them.
Ezr 10:16 The children of the captivity did so. Ezra the priest, with certain heads of fathers' houses, after their fathers' houses, and all of them by their names, were set apart; and they sat down in the first day of the tenth month to examine the matter.
Ezr 10:17 They made an end with all the men who had married foreign women by the first day of the first month.
Ezr 10:18 Among the sons of the priests there were found who had married foreign women: namely, of the sons of Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, and his brothers, Maaseiah, and Eliezer, and Jarib, and Gedaliah.
Ezr 10:19 They gave their hand that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their guilt.
Ezr 10:20 Of the sons of Immer: Hanani and Zebadiah.
Ezr 10:21 Of the sons of Harim: Maaseiah, and Elijah, and Shemaiah, and Jehiel, and Uzziah.
Ezr 10:22 Of the sons of Pashhur: Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethanel, Jozabad, and Elasah.
Ezr 10:23 Of the Levites: Jozabad, and Shimei, and Kelaiah (the same is Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah, and Eliezer.
Ezr 10:24 Of the singers: Eliashib. Of the porters: Shallum, and Telem, and Uri.
Ezr 10:25 Of Israel: Of the sons of Parosh: Ramiah, and Izziah, and Malchijah, and Mijamin, and Eleazar, and Malchijah, and Benaiah.
Ezr 10:26 Of the sons of Elam: Mattaniah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, and Abdi, and Jeremoth, and Elijah.
Ezr 10:27 Of the sons of Zattu: Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, and Jeremoth, and Zabad, and Aziza.
Ezr 10:28 Of the sons of Bebai: Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, Athlai.
Ezr 10:29 Of the sons of Bani: Meshullam, Malluch, and Adaiah, Jashub, and Sheal, Jeremoth.
Ezr 10:30 Of the sons of Pahathmoab: Adna, and Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezalel, and Binnui, and Manasseh.
Ezr 10:31 of the sons of Harim: Eliezer, Isshijah, Malchijah, Shemaiah, Shimeon,
Ezr 10:32 Benjamin, Malluch, Shemariah.
Ezr 10:33 Of the sons of Hashum: Mattenai, Mattattah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh, Shimei.
Ezr 10:34 Of the sons of Bani: Maadai, Amram, and Uel,
Ezr 10:35 Benaiah, Bedeiah, Cheluhi,
Ezr 10:36 Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib,
Ezr 10:37 Mattaniah, Mattenai, and Jaasu,
Ezr 10:38 and Bani, and Binnui, Shimei,
Ezr 10:39 and Shelemiah, and Nathan, and Adaiah,
Ezr 10:40 Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai,
Ezr 10:41 Azarel, and Shelemiah, Shemariah,
Ezr 10:42 Shallum, Amariah, Joseph.
Ezr 10:43 Of the sons of Nebo: Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Iddo, and Joel, Benaiah.

Ezr 10:44 All these had taken foreign wives; and some of them had wives by whom they had children. 


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Ezra

Ezra 9 1
Now when these things were done, the princes drew near to me, saying, The people of Israel, and
the priests and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the peoples of the lands, [doing]
according to their abominations, even of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the
Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites.
Now when these things were completed, the princes came to me, saying, The people of
Israel, and the priests and the Levites, have not separated themselves from the peoples of
the lands, according to their abominations, [even] of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the
Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Ammonites, the Moabites, the Egyptians, and the Amorites;
And at the completion of these things, drawn nigh unto me have the heads, saying,
`The people of Israel, and the priests, and the Levites, have not been separated
from the peoples of the lands, as to their abominations, even the Canaanite, the
Hittite, the Perizzite, the Jebusite, the Ammonite, the Moabite, the Egyptian, and
the Amorite,
Ezra 9 2
For they have taken of their daughters for themselves and for their sons, so that the holy seed
have mingled themselves with the peoples of the lands: yes, the hand of the princes and rulers
has been chief in this trespass.
for they have taken of their daughters for themselves and for their sons, and have
mingled the holy seed with the peoples of the lands; and the hand of the princes and
rulers has been chief in this unfaithfulness.
for they have taken of their daughters to them, and to their sons, and the holy
seed have mingled themselves among the peoples of the lands, and the hand of the
heads and of the seconds have been first in this trespass.`
Ezra 9 3
When I heard this thing, I tore my garment and my robe, and plucked off the hair of my head and
of my beard, and sat down confounded.
And when I heard this thing, I rent my mantle and my garment, and plucked off the hair
of my head and of my beard, and sat down overwhelmed.
And at my hearing this word, I have rent my garment and my upper robe, and
pluck out of the hair of my head, and of my beard, and sit astonished,
Ezra 9 4
Then were assembled to me everyone who trembled at the words of the God of Israel, because of
the trespass of them of the captivity; and I sat confounded until the evening offering.
Then were assembled to me every one that trembled at the words of the God of Israel,
because of the unfaithfulness of those that had been carried away; and I sat overwhelmed
until the evening oblation.
and unto me are gathered every one trembling at the words of the God of Israel,
because of the trespass of the removal, and I am sitting astonished till the present
of the evening.
Ezra 9 5
At the evening offering I arose up from my humiliation, even with my garment and my robe
torn; and I fell on my knees, and spread out my hands to Yahweh my God;
And at the evening oblation I arose up from my humiliation; and with my mantle and my
garment rent, I fell on my knees, and spread out my hands to Jehovah my God,
And at the present of the evening I have risen from mine affliction, and at my
rending my garment and my upper robe, then I bow down on my knees, and spread
out my hands unto Jehovah my God,
Ezra 9 6
and I said, my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to you, my God; for our iniquities
are increased over our head, and our guiltiness is grown up to the heavens.
and said: O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God; for our
iniquities are increased over [our] head, and our trespass is grown up to the heavens.
and say, `O my God, I have been ashamed, and have blushed to lift up, O my God, my
face unto Thee, for our iniquities have increased over the head, and our guilt
hath become great unto the heavens.
Ezra 9 7
Since the days of our fathers we have been exceeding guilty to this day; and for our iniquities
have we, our kings, and our priests, been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the
sword, to captivity, and to plunder, and to confusion of face, as it is this day.
Since the days of our fathers, we have been in great trespass to this day; and for our
iniquities we, our kings, our priests, have been given into the hand of the kings of the
lands, to the sword, and to captivity, and to spoil, and to confusion of face, as it is this
day.
`From the days of our fathers we [are] in great guilt unto this day, and in our
iniquities we have been given -- we, our kings, our priests -- into the hand of the
kings of the lands, with sword, with captivity, and with spoiling, and with shame
of face, as [at] this day.
Ezra 9 8
Now for a little moment grace has been showed from Yahweh our God, to leave us a remnant to
escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a
little reviving in our bondage.
And now for a little space there hath been favour from Jehovah our God, to leave us a
remnant to escape, and to give us a nail in his holy place, that our God may lighten our
eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage.
`And now, as a small moment hath grace been from Jehovah our God, to leave to us
an escape, and to give to us a nail in His holy place, by our God`s enlightening our
eyes, and by giving us a little quickening in our servitude;
Ezra 9 9
For we are bondservants; yet our God has not forsaken us in our bondage, but has extended
lovingkindness to us in the sight of the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up the house
of our God, and to repair the ruins of it, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.
For we are bondmen; yet our God hath not forsaken us in our bondage, but hath extended
mercy unto us before the kings of Persia, to give us a reviving, to set up the house of our
God and to repair the ruins thereof, and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.
for servants we [are], and in our servitude our God hath not forsaken us, and
stretcheth out unto us kindness before the kings of Persia, to give to us a
quickening to lift up the house of our God, and to cause its wastes to cease, and to
give to us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.
Ezra 9 10
Now, our God, what shall we say after this? for we have forsaken your commandments,
And now, what shall we say, our God, after this? for we have forsaken thy commandments,
`And now, what do we say, O our God, after this? for we have forsaken Thy
commands,
Ezra 9 11
which you have commanded by your servants the prophets, saying, The land, to which you go to
possess it, is an unclean land through the uncleanness of the peoples of the lands, through their
abominations, which have filled it from one end to another with their filthiness:
which thou hast commanded by thy servants the prophets, saying, The land, unto which
ye go to possess [it], is an unclean land through the filthiness of the peoples of the lands,
through their abominations with which they have filled it from one end to another
through their uncleanness.
that Thou hast commanded by the hands of thy servants the prophets, saying, The
land into which ye are going to possess it, [is] a land of impurity, by the impurity
of the people of the lands, by their abominations with which they have filled it --
from mouth unto mouth -- by their uncleanness;
Ezra 9 12
now therefore don`t give your daughters to their sons, neither take their daughters to your
sons, nor seek their peace or their prosperity forever; that you may be strong, and eat the good
of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children forever.
Now therefore give not your daughters to their sons, neither take their daughters to
your sons, nor seek their peace or their prosperity for ever; that ye may be strong, and
eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever.
and now, your daughters ye do not give to their sons, and their daughters ye do
not take to your sons, and ye do not seek their peace, and their good -- unto the
age, so that ye are strong, and have eaten the good of the land, and given
possession to your sons unto the age.
Ezra 9 13
After all that is come on us for our evil deeds, and for our great guilt, seeing that you our God
have punished us less than our iniquities deserve, and have given us such a remnant,
And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds and for our great trespass, seeing
that thou our God hast punished us less than our iniquities [deserve], and hast given us
such deliverance as this,
`And after all that hath come upon us for our evil works, and for our great guilt
(for Thou, O our God, hast kept back of the rod from our iniquities, and hast given
to us an escape like this),
Ezra 9 14
shall we again break your commandments, and join in affinity with the peoples that do these
abominations? would not you be angry with us until you had consumed us, so that there should
be no remnant, nor any to escape?
should we again break thy commandments, and join in affinity with the peoples of these
abominations? wouldest thou not be angry with us till thou hadst consumed us, so that
there should be no remnant nor any to escape?
do we turn back to break Thy commands, and to join ourselves in marriage with
the people of these abominations? art not Thou angry against us -- even to
consumption -- till there is no remnant and escaped part?
Ezra 9 15
Yahweh, the God of Israel, you are righteous; for we are left a remnant that is escaped, as it is
this day: behold, we are before you in our guiltiness; for none can stand before you because of
this.
Jehovah, God of Israel, thou art righteous; for we are a remnant that is escaped, as [it is]
this day. Behold, we are before thee in our trespasses; for there is no standing before
thee because of this.
`O Jehovah, God of Israel, righteous [art] Thou, for we have been left an escape, as
[it is] this day; lo, we [are] before Thee in our guilt, for there is none to stand
before Thee concerning this.`
Ezra 10 1
Now while Ezra prayed and made confession, weeping and casting himself down before the house
of God, there was gathered together to him out of Israel a very great assembly of men and
women and children; for the people wept very sore.
And while Ezra prayed, and made confession, weeping and falling down before the house
of God, there were gathered to him out of Israel a very great congregation of men and
women and children; for the people wept very much.
And at Ezra`s praying, and at his making confession, weeping and casting himself
down before the house of God, there have been gathered unto him out of Israel an
assembly very great -- men and women and children -- for the people have wept,
multiplying weeping.
Ezra 10 2
Shecaniah the son of Jehiel, one of the sons of Elam, answered Ezra, We have trespassed against
our God, and have married foreign women of the peoples of the land: yet now there is hope for
Israel concerning this thing.
And Shechaniah the son of Jehiel, of the sons of Elam, answered and said to Ezra, We have
acted unfaithfully toward our God, and have taken foreign wives of the peoples of the
land; yet now there is hope for Israel concerning this thing.
And Shechaniah son of Jehiel, of the sons of Elam, answereth and saith to Ezra, `We
-- we have trespassed against our God, and we settle strange women of the peoples
of the land; and now there is hope for Israel concerning this,
Ezra 10 3
Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are
born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those who tremble at the
commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.
And now let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are
born of them, according to the counsel of [my] lord, and of those that tremble at the
commandments of our God; and let it be done according to the law.
and now, let us make a covenant with our God, to cause all the women to go out,
and that which is born of them, by the counsel of the Lord, and of those trembling
at the command of our God, and according to law it is done;
Ezra 10 4
Arise; for the matter belongs to you, and we are with you: be of good courage, and do it.
Arise, for this matter is incumbent on thee, and we will be with thee: be of good courage,
and do [it].
rise, for on thee [is] the matter, and we [are] with thee; be strong, and do.`
Ezra 10 5
Then arose Ezra, and made the chiefs of the priests, the Levites, and all Israel, to swear that they
would do according to this word. So they swore.
Then Ezra arose, and made the chiefs of the priests, of the Levites, and of all Israel, to
swear that they would do according to this word. And they swore.
And Ezra riseth, and causeth the heads of the priests, the Levites, and all Israel, to
swear to do according to this word -- and they swear.
Ezra 10 6
Then Ezra rose up from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Jehohanan the son
of Eliashib: and [when] he came there, he ate no bread, nor drink water; for he mourned because
of the trespass of them of the captivity.
And Ezra arose from before the house of God, and went into the chamber of Jehohanan the
son of Eliashib; and when he came thither, he ate no bread and drank no water; for he
mourned because of the unfaithfulness of them that had been carried away.
And Ezra riseth from before the house of God, and goeth unto the chamber of
Jehohanan son of Eliashib; yea, he goeth there, bread he hath not eaten, and water
he hath not drunk, for he is mourning because of the trespass of the removal.
Ezra 10 7
They made proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem to all the children of the captivity,
that they should gather themselves together to Jerusalem;
And they made proclamation in Judah and Jerusalem to all the children of the captivity,
that they should gather themselves together unto Jerusalem;
And they cause a voice to pass over into Judah and Jerusalem, to all sons of the
removal, to be gathered to Jerusalem,
Ezra 10 8
and that whoever didn`t come within three days, according to the counsel of the princes and the
elders, all his substance should be forfeited, and himself separated from the assembly of the
captivity.
and that whosoever would not come within three days, according to the counsel of the
princes and the elders, all his substance should be confiscated, and himself separated
from the congregation of those that had been carried away.
and every one who cometh not in by the third day, according to the counsel of the
heads and of the elders, all his substance is devoted, and himself separated from
the assembly of the removal.
Ezra 10 9
Then all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered themselves together to Jerusalem within the
three days; it was the ninth month, on the twentieth [day] of the month: and all the people sat in
the broad place before the house of God, trembling because of this matter, and for the great rain.
Then were all the men of Judah and Benjamin gathered together at Jerusalem within
three days. It was the ninth month, on the twentieth of the month; and all the people sat
in the open space of the house of God, trembling because of the matter, and because of
the pouring rain.
And gathered are all the men of Judah and Benjamin to Jerusalem by the third
day, it [is] the ninth month, on the twentieth of the month, and all the people sit
in the broad place of the house of God, trembling on account of the matter and of
the showers.
Ezra 10 10
Ezra the priest stood up, and said to them, You have trespassed, and have married foreign
women, to increase the guilt of Israel.
And Ezra the priest stood up and said to them, Ye have acted unfaithfully, and have taken
foreign wives, to increase the trespass of Israel.
And Ezra the priest riseth, and saith unto them, `Ye -- ye have trespassed, and ye
settle strange women, to add to the guilt of Israel;
Ezra 10 11
Now therefore make confession to Yahweh, the God of your fathers, and do his pleasure; and
separate yourselves from the peoples of the land, and from the foreign women.
And now make confession to Jehovah the God of your fathers, and do his pleasure, and
separate yourselves from the peoples of the land, and from the foreign wives.
and, now, make confession to Jehovah, God of your fathers, and do His good
pleasure, and be separated from the peoples of the land, and from the strange
women.`
Ezra 10 12
Then all the assembly answered with a loud voice, As you have said concerning us, so must we do.
And the whole congregation answered and said with a loud voice, Yes, it is for us to do
according to thy words.
And all the assembly answer and say [with] a great voice, `Right; according to thy
word -- on us to do;
Ezra 10 13
But the people are many, and it is a time of much rain, and we are not able to stand outside:
neither is this a work of one day or two; for we have greatly transgressed in this matter.
But the people are many, and it is a time of pouring rain, and it is not possible to stand
without: neither is this a work for one day or two; for we are many that have
transgressed in this thing.
but the people [are] many, and [it is] the time of showers, and there is no power to
stand without, and the work [is] not for one day, nor for two, for we have
multiplied to transgress in this thing.
Ezra 10 14
Let now our princes be appointed for all the assembly, and let all those who are in our cities who
have married foreign women come at appointed times, and with them the elders of every city,
and the judges of it, until the fierce wrath of our God be turned from us, until this matter be
dispatched.
Let now our princes, while this matter is going on, stand for all the congregation, and let
all those that have taken foreign wives in our cities come at the appointed times, and
with them the elders of every city, and the judges thereof, until the fierce anger of our
God be turned from us.
`Let, we pray thee, our heads of all the assembly stand, and all who [are] in our
cities, who have settled strange wives, do come in at the times appointed, and
with them the elders of city and city, and its judges, till the turning back of the
fury of the wrath of our God from us, for this thing.`
Ezra 10 15
Only Jonathan the son of Asahel and Jahzeiah the son of Tikvah stood up against this [matter]:
and Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite helped them.
Only Jonathan the son of Asahel and Jahzeiah the son of Tikvah stood up against this; and
Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite helped them.
Only Jonathan son of Asahel, and Jahaziah son of Tikvah, stood against this, and
Meshullam, and Shabbethai the Levite, helped them.
Ezra 10 16
The children of the captivity did so. Ezra the priest, [with] certain heads of fathers` [houses],
after their fathers` houses, and all of them by their names, were set apart; and they sat down in
the first day of the tenth month to examine the matter.
And the children of the captivity did so. And Ezra the priest [and] certain of the chief
fathers were separated according to their fathers` houses, and all of them [expressed] by
name; and they sat down on the first day of the tenth month to examine the matter.
And the sons of the removal do so, and Ezra the priest, [and] men, heads of the
fathers, for the house of their fathers, are separated, even all of them by name, and
they sit on the first day of the tenth month, to examine the matter;
Ezra 10 17
They made an end with all the men who had married foreign women by the first day of the first
month.
And they ended with all the men that had taken foreign wives by the first day of the first
month.
and they finish with all the men who have settled strange women unto the first
day of the first month.
Ezra 10 18
Among the sons of the priests there were found who had married foreign women: [namely], of
the sons of Jeshua, the son of Jozadak, and his brothers, Maaseiah, and Eliezer, and Jarib, and
Gedaliah.
And among the sons of the priests there were found that had taken foreign wives, of the
sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren: Maaseiah, and Eliezer, and Jarib, and
Gedaliah.
And there are found of the sons of the priests that have settled strange women: of
the sons of Jeshua son of Jozadak, and his brethren, Maaseiah, and Eliezer, and
Jarib, and Gedaliah;
Ezra 10 19
They gave their hand that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, [they offered] a
ram of the flock for their guilt.
And they gave their hand to send away their wives; and they offered a ram of the flock, as
trespass-offering for their guilt.
and they give their hand to send out their wives, and, being guilty, a ram of the
flock, for their guilt.
Ezra 10 20
Of the sons of Immer: Hanani and Zebadiah.
And of the children of Immer: Hanani, and Zebadiah.
And of the sons of Immer: Hanani and Zebadiah;
Ezra 10 21
Of the sons of Harim: Maaseiah, and Elijah, and Shemaiah, and Jehiel, and Uzziah.
And of the children of Harim: Maaseiah, and Elijah, and Shemaiah, and Jehiel, and Uzziah.
and of the sons of Harim: Masseiah, and Elijah, and Shemaiah, and Jehiel, and
Uzziah;
Ezra 10 22
Of the sons of Pashhur: Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethanel, Jozabad, and Elasah.
And of the children of Pashhur: Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethaneel, Jozabad, and
Elasah.
and of the sons of Pashhur: Elioenai, Maaseiah, Ishmael, Nethaneel, Jozabad, and
Elasah.
Ezra 10 23
Of the Levites: Jozabad, and Shimei, and Kelaiah (the same is Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah, and
Eliezer.
And of the Levites: Jozabad, and Shimei, and Kelaiah (that is, Kelita), Pethahiah, Judah,
and Eliezer.
And of the Levites: Jozabad, and Shimei, and Kelaiah -- he [is] Kelita, -- Pethahiah,
Judah, and Eliezer.
Ezra 10 24
Of the singers: Eliashib. Of the porters: Shallum, and Telem, and Uri.
And of the singers: Eliashib. And of the doorkeepers: Shallum, and Telem, and Uri.
And of the singers: Eliashib. And of the gatekeepers: Shallum, and Telem, and Uri.
Ezra 10 25
Of Israel: Of the sons of Parosh: Ramiah, and Izziah, and Malchijah, and Mijamin, and Eleazar, and
Malchijah, and Benaiah.
And of Israel; of the children of Parosh: Ramiah, and Jizzijah, and Malchijah, and
Mijamin, and Eleazar, and Malchijah, and Benaiah.
And of Israel: of the sons of Parosh: Ramiah, and Jeziah, and Malchijah, and
Miamin, and Eleazar, and Malchijah, and Benaiah.
Ezra 10 26
Of the sons of Elam: Mattaniah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, and Abdi, and Jeremoth, and Elijah.
And of the children of Elam: Mattaniah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, and Abdi, and Jeremoth,
and Elijah.
And of the sons of Elam: Mattaniah, Zechariah, and Jehiel, and Abdi, and Jeremoth,
and Elijah.
Ezra 10 27
Of the sons of Zattu: Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, and Jeremoth, and Zabad, and Aziza.
And of the children of Zattu: Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, and Jeremoth, and Zabad, and
Aziza.
And of the sons of Zattu: Elioenai, Eliashib, Mattaniah, and Jeremoth, and Zabad,
and Aziza.
Ezra 10 28
Of the sons of Bebai: Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, Athlai.
And of the children of Bebai: Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, Athlai.
And of the sons of Bebai: Jehohanan, Hananiah, Zabbai, Athlai.
Ezra 10 29
Of the sons of Bani: Meshullam, Malluch, and Adaiah, Jashub, and Sheal, Jeremoth.
And of the children of Bani: Meshullam, Malluch, and Adaiah, Jashub, and Sheal, and
Ramoth.
And of the sons of Bani: Meshullam, Malluch, and Adaiah, Jashub, and Sheal, and
Ramoth.
Ezra 10 30
Of the sons of Pahath-moab: Adna, and Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah, Bezalel, and
Binnui, and Manasseh.
And of the children of Pahath-Moab: Adna, and Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah,
Bezaleel, and Binnui, and Manasseh.
And of the sons of Pahath-Moab: Adna, and Chelal, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattaniah,
Bezaleel, and Binnui, and Manasseh.
Ezra 10 31
[of] the sons of Harim: Eliezer, Isshijah, Malchijah, Shemaiah, Shimeon,
And the children of Harim: Eliezer, Jishijah, Malchijah, Shemaiah, Simeon,
And of the sons of Harim: Eliezer, Ishijah, Malchiah, Shemaiah, Shimeon,
Ezra 10 32
Benjamin, Malluch, Shemariah.
Benjamin, Malluch, Shemariah.
Benjamin, Malluch, Shemariah.
Ezra 10 33
Of the sons of Hashum: Mattenai, Mattattah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh, Shimei.
Of the children of Hashum: Mattenai, Mattattah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh,
Shimei.
Of the sons of Hashum: Mattenai, Mattathah, Zabad, Eliphelet, Jeremai, Manasseh,
Shimei.
Ezra 10 34
Of the sons of Bani: Maadai, Amram, and Uel,
Of the sons of Bani: Maadai, Amram, and Uel,
Of the sons of Bani: Maadai, Amram, and Uel,
Ezra 10 35
Benaiah, Bedeiah, Cheluhi,
Benaiah, Bediah, Cheluhu,
Benaiah, Bedeiah, Cheluhu,
Ezra 10 36
Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib,
Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib,
Vaniah, Meremoth, Eliashib,
Ezra 10 37
Mattaniah, Mattenai, and Jaasu,
Mattaniah, Mattenai, and Jaasai,
Mattaniah, Mattenai, and Jaasau,
Ezra 10 38
and Bani, and Binnui, Shimei,
and Bani, and Binnui, Shimei,
and Bani, and Binnui, Shimei,
Ezra 10 39
and Shelemiah, and Nathan, and Adaiah,
and Shelemiah, and Nathan, and Adaiah,
and Shelemiah, and Nathan, and Adaiah,
Ezra 10 40
Machnadebai, Shashai, Sharai,
Machnadbai, Shashai, Sharai,
Machnadbai, Shashai, Sharai,
Ezra 10 41
Azarel, and Shelemiah, Shemariah,
Azareel, and Shelemiah, Shemariah,
Azareel, and Shelemiah, Shemariah,
Ezra 10 42
Shallum, Amariah, Joseph.
Shallum, Amariah, Joseph.
Shallum, Amariah, Joseph.
Ezra 10 43
Of the sons of Nebo: Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Iddo, and Joel, Benaiah.
Of the children of Nebo: Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jaddai, and Joel, Benaiah.
Of the sons of Nebo: Jeiel, Mattithiah, Zabad, Zebina, Jadau, and Joel, Benaiah;
Ezra 10 44
All these had taken foreign wives; and some of them had wives by whom they had children.
All these had taken foreign wives; and there were among them wives who had had
children.
all these have taken strange women, and there are of them women -- who adopt

sons.


Study Questions

What did God give us? 9:8

The land was? 9:11

What was to be left to their children? 9:12

God is? 9:15

What did the people do? 10:1

What was Israel to do? 10:3

The people stood in the ___________? 10:9


The World English Bible

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


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