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Acts 4:23-30

From Jeremy T

A. (24) And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord,

B. and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:

C.(25) Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?

D.(26) The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers 

E. were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

E’. 27For of a truth   against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed,

D’. both Herod, and Pontius Pilate,

C’. with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

B’. (28) For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

A’. (29) And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,  (30) By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

 

Acts 13:22-34

A.(22) And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.

B.(23) Of this man’s seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:

C.(24) When John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. (25) And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose. (26) Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.

D.(27) For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him. (28) And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain.

E.(29) And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre. (30) But God raised him from the dead:

D’.(31) And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people.

C’.(32) And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers,

B’.(33) God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

A’.(34) And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David.

 

 

 

Acts 13:45-52

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A.(45) But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy,

B. and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.

C.(46) Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you:

D. but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

E.(47) For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.

D’.(48) And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.

C’.(49) And the word of the Lord was published throughout all the region.

B’.(50) But the Jews stirred up the devout and honourable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts. (51) But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came unto Iconium.

A’. (52) And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy [Ghost].

Acts 13:4-13

A.(4) ¶ So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus. 5 And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister.

B.(6) And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus:

C.(7) Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.

D.(8) But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them,

E. seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.

D’.(9) Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him, (10) And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? (11) And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.

C’.(12) Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.

B’.(13) Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia:

A’. and John departing from them returned to Jerusalem.

Acts 15:1-5

A.(1) And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.

B.(2) When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question.

C.(3) And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.

B'(4) And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.

A'(5) But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.

Acts 23:12-21

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A (12,13) And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul. And they were more than forty which had made this conspiracy.

B (14,15) And they came to the chief priests and elders, and said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse, that we will eat nothing until we have slain Paul. Now therefore ye with the council signify to the chief captain that he bring him down unto you to morrow, as though ye would enquire something more perfectly concerning him: and we, or ever he come near, are ready to kill him.

C (16,17) And when Paul’s sister’s son heard of their lying in wait, he went and entered into the castle, and told Paul. Then Paul called one of the centurions unto him, and said, Bring this young man unto the chief captain: for he hath a certain thing to tell him.

D (18) So he took him, and brought him to the chief captain,

C’ and said, Paul the prisoner called me unto him, and prayed me to bring this young man unto thee, who hath something to say unto thee.

B’ (19, 20)Then the chief captain took him by the hand, and went with him aside privately, and asked him, What is that thou hast to tell me? And he said, The Jews have agreed to desire thee that thou wouldest bring down Paul to morrow into the council, as though they would enquire somewhat of him more perfectly.

A’ (21) But do not thou yield unto them: for there lie in wait for him of them more than forty men, which have bound themselves with an oath, that they will neither eat nor drink till they have killed him: and now are they ready, looking for a promise from thee.

Acts 12:4-6

A.(4) And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison,

B. and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people. Peter therefore was kept in prison:

C.(5)  but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.

B’.(6) And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains:

A’. and the keepers before the door kept the prison

Acts 2:21-39

A.(21) And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

B.(22) Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

C.(23) Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

D.(24) Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

E.(25) For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face,

F. for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

G.(26) Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: (27) Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. (28) Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

H.(29) Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.

I. (30) Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

H’. (31) He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ,

G’.that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. (32) This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

F’.(33) Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

E’.(34) For David is not ascended into the heavens:

D’. but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, (35) Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

C’.(36) Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

B’.(37)  Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? (38) Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

A'(39) For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

Acts 1:1-11

A  (1-3a)  The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days,

B  (3b)  and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

C  (4)  And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.

D  (5)  For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

E  (6a)  When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time

F  (6b)  restore again the kingdom to Israel?

E’  (7)  And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

D’  (8a)  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you:

C’  (8b)  and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

B’  (9a)  And when he had spoken these things,

A’  (9b-11)  while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

Acts 1:12-26

A  (12-13)  Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey. And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.

B  (14-15)  These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren. And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)

C  (16)  Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.

D  (17-19)  For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry. Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.

E  (20)  For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take.

F  (21-22)  Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.

G  (23)  And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

H  (24a)  And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men,

G’  (24b)  shew of these two (G’ and F’ follow word order in Greek)

F’  (24c)  which one thou hast chosen,

E’  (25a)  That he may take

D’  (25b)  part of this ministry and apostleship,

C’  (25c)  from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.

B’  (26)  And they gave forth their lots;

A’  (26b)  and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.