22 Since also Jews ask a sign, and Greeks seek wisdom,
23 also we -- we preach Christ crucified, to Jews, indeed, a stumbling-block, and to Greeks foolishness,
24 and to those called -- both Jews and Greeks -- Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God,
preach the word; be earnest in season, out of season, convict, rebuke, exhort, in all long-suffering and teaching,
30 and Philip having run near, heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, 'Do you then know what you do read?'
31 and he said, 'Why, how am I able, if some one may not guide me?' he called Philip also, having come up, to sit with him.
32 And the contents of the Writing that he was reading was this: 'As a sheep unto slaughter he was led, and as a lamb before his shearer dumb, so he does not open his mouth;
14 How then shall they call upon him in whom they did not believe? and how shall they believe on him of whom they did not hear? and how shall they hear apart from one preaching?
15 and how shall they preach, if they may not be sent? according as it has been written, 'How beautiful the feet of those proclaiming good tidings of peace, of those proclaiming good tidings of the good things!'
16 But they were not all obedient to the good tidings, for Isaiah says, 'Lord, who did give credence to our report?'
17 so then the faith is by a report, and the report through a saying of God,
for I am not ashamed of the good news of the Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation to every one who is believing, both to Jew first, and to Greek.
For the righteousness of God in it is revealed from faith to faith, according as it has been written, 'And the righteous one by faith shall live,'
But he answering said, 'It has been written, Not upon bread alone does man live, but upon every word coming forth from the mouth of God.'
and these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, they received the word with all readiness of mind, every day examining the Writings whether those things were so;
for, seeing in the wisdom of God the world through the wisdom knew not God, it did please God through the foolishness of the preaching to save those believing.
and Philip having opened his mouth, and having begun from this Writing, proclaimed good news to him -- Jesus.
for the reckoning of God is living, and working, and sharp above every two-edged sword, and piercing unto the dividing asunder both of soul and spirit, of joints also and marrow, and a discerner of thoughts and intents of the heart;
'And, going on, proclaim saying that, the reign of the heavens has come near;
6 I wonder that you are so quickly removed from Him who did call you in the grace of Christ to another good news;
7 that is not another, except there be certain who are troubling you, and wishing to pervert the good news of the Christ;
8 but even if we or a messenger out of heaven may proclaim good news to you different from what we did proclaim to you -- accursed let him be!
9 as we have said before, and now say again, If any one to you may proclaim good news different from what you did receive -- accursed let him be!
for, as many things as were written before, for our instruction were written before, that through the endurance, and the exhortation of the Writings, we might have the hope.
sanctify them in Your truth, Your word is truth;
'For I testify to every one hearing the words of the prophecy of this scroll, if any one may add unto these, God shall add to him the plagues that have been written in this scroll,
and if any one may take away from the words of the scroll of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the scroll of the life, and out of the holy city, and the things that have been written in this scroll.'
'You search the Writings, because you think in them to have life age-during, and these are they that are testifying concerning me;
every Writing is God-breathed, and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for setting aright , for instruction that is in righteousness,
that the man of God may be fitted -- for every good work having been completed.
12 And we the spirit of the world did not receive, but the Spirit that is of God, that we may know the things conferred by God on us,
13 which things also we speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Holy Spirit, with spiritual things spiritual things comparing,
14 and the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for to him they are foolishness, and he is not able to know them, because spiritually they are discerned;
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but -- to proclaim good news; not in wisdom of discourse, that the cross of the Christ may not be made of none effect;
this first knowing, that no prophecy of the Writing does come of private exposition,
for not by will of man did ever prophecy come, but by the Holy Spirit borne on holy men of God spake.
The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
and the saying of the Lord does remain -- to the age; and this is the saying that was proclaimed good news to you.
15 and because from a babe the Holy Writings you have known, which are able to make you wise -- to salvation, through faith that is in Christ Jesus;
16 every Writing is God-breathed, and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for setting aright , for instruction that is in righteousness,
17 that the man of God may be fitted -- for every good work having been completed.
be diligent to present yourself approved to God -- a workman irreproachable, rightly dividing the word of the truth;
18 And having come near, Jesus spoke to them, saying, 'Given to me was all authority in heaven and on earth;
19 having gone, then, disciple all the nations, (baptizing them -- to the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
20 teaching them to observe all, whatever I did command you,) and lo, I am with you all the days -- till the full end of the age.'
till I come, give heed to the reading, to the exhortation, to the teaching;
and according to the custom of Paul, he went in unto them, and for three sabbaths he was reasoning with them from the Writings,
opening and alleging, 'That the Christ it behoved to suffer, and to rise again out of the dead, and that this is the Christ -- Jesus whom I proclaim to you.'
25 And he said unto them, 'O inconsiderate and slow in heart, to believe on all that the prophets spake!
26 Was it not behooving the Christ these things to suffer, and to enter into his glory?'
27 and having begun from Moses, and from all the prophets, he was expounding to them in all the Writings the things about himself.
and the long-suffering of our Lord count you salvation, according as also our beloved brother Paul -- according to the wisdom given to him -- did write to you,
as also in all the epistles, speaking in them concerning these things, among which things are certain hard to be understood, which the untaught and unstable do wrest, as also the other Writings, unto their own destruction.
and you are a choice race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people acquired, that the excellences you may show forth of Him who out of darkness did call you to His wondrous light;