As an adamant harder than flint, have I made thy forehead,thou shalt not fear them neither shalt thou be dismayed at their faces, For a perverse house, they are!
But ye shall receive power when the Holy Spirit cometh upon you, and ye shall be my witnesses, both in Jerusalem and in all Judaea and Samaria and as far as the uttermost part of the land.
To a high mountain, get ye up, O heraldband of Zion, Lift high with strength your voice, O heraldband of Jerusalem,Lift it high, do not fear, Say to the cities of JudahLo! your God!
But, even as we have been approved by God, to be entrusted with the glad-message, so, we speak,not as, unto men, giving pleasure, but unto Godwho proveth our hearts.
14 Ye, are the light of the world: it is impossible for a city to be hid, on the top of a mountain, lying.
15 Neither light they a lamp, and place it under the measure; but upon the lampstand, and it giveth light to all that are in the house.
16 In like manner, let your light shine before men,that they may see your good works,and glorify your Father who is in the heavens.
Then said Yahweh unto me, Do not say, A child, am, I,For against whomsoever I send thee, shalt thou go, And whatsoever I command thee, shalt thou speak:
That I may speak of thy testimonies before kings, and not be ashamed.
Having, your behaviour among the nations, honourable,in order that, wherein they speak against you as evil-doers, they may, owing to the honourable works they are permitted to behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
And on behalf of me;that, unto me, may be given discourse in the opening of my mouth, with freedom of utterance, to make known the sacred secret of the glad-message
In behalf of which I am conducting an embassy in chains, that, therein, I may use freedom of utterance as it is needful for me to speak.
For I am not ashamed of the joyful message; for it is Gods power unto salvation, to every one that believeth, both to Jew first and to Greek;
For, whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man also, will be ashamed, of him, whensoever he shall come, in the glory of his Father, with the holy messengers.
But Peter and the Apostles, answering, saidIt is needful to be yielding obedience unto God rather than unto men:
And, looking at Peters boldness of speech, and Johns, and having discovered that they were unlettered and obscure men, they began to marvel, recognising them also, that they had been with Jesus;
My Lord Yahweh, hath given unto me the tongue of the instructed, That I should know how to succour the fainting, with discourse,He kept wakeningmorning by morning. He kept wakening mine ear, to hearken as do the instructed;
The fear of man, setteth a snare, but, he that trusteth in Yahweh, shall be placed on high.
As to these things, be speaking and exhorting and reproving, with all manner of precept: let, no one, disregard thee!
Be not thou, therefore, put to shamewith regard to the witness of our Lord, nor with regard to me his prisoner; but suffer hardship together with the glad-message according to the power of God,