Acts 9:20-2520And immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues, saying a “He is the Son of God.” 21And all who heard him were amazed and said, “Is not this the man who b made havoc c in Jerusalem of those who called upon this name? And has he not come here for this purpose, to bring them bound before the chief priests?” 22But Saul d increased all the more in strength, and e confounded the Jews who lived in Damascus by proving f that Jesus was the Christ.
Saul Escapes from Damascus23 g When many days had passed, the Jews ▼
▼The Greek word Ioudaioi refers specifically here to Jewish religious leaders, and others under their influence, who opposed the Christian faith in that timeplotted to kill him, 24but their i plot became known to Saul. j They were watching the gates day and night in order to kill him, 25but his disciples took him by night and k let him down through an opening in the wall ▼
▼Greek through the walllowering him in a basket.
Acts 13:42-5042As they went out, the people begged that these things might be told them the next Sabbath. 43And after the meeting of the synagogue broke up, many Jews and m devout n converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who, as they spoke with them, urged them o to continue in p the grace of God. 44The next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord. 45 q But r when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with s jealousy and began to contradict what was spoken by Paul t reviling him. 46And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, “It was necessary that the word of God u be spoken first to you. v Since you thrust it aside and judge yourselves w unworthy of eternal life, behold, we x are turning to the Gentiles. 47 y For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, z “‘I have made you aa a light for the Gentiles,
that you may ab bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’”
48And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and ac glorifying the word of the Lord, and as many as were appointed to eternal life believed. 49And the word of the Lord was spreading throughout the whole region. 50 ad But the Jews ▼
▼Greek Ioudaioi probably refers here to Jewish religious leaders, and others under their influence, in that timeincited the devout af women of high standing and the leading men of the city ag stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and ah drove them out of their district.
Paul and Barnabas at Iconium1Now at Iconium ai they entered together into the Jewish synagogue and spoke in such a way that a great number of both Jews and Greeks believed. 2 aj But the ak unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against al the brothers. ▼
▼Or brothers and sisters3So they remained for a long time, speaking boldly for an the Lord, who bore witness to ao the word of his grace ap granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands. 4But the people of the city aq were divided; ar some sided with the Jews and some with the apostles. 5When an attempt was made by both Gentiles and Jews, with their rulers as to mistreat them and at to stone them, 6they learned of it and au fled to av Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and to the surrounding country,
Paul and Silas in Thessalonica1Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to aw Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. 2And Paul went in ax as was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them ay from the Scriptures, 3 az explaining and proving that it was necessary for ba the Christ to suffer and bb to rise from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ.” 4And bc some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did bd a great many of the devout be Greeks and not a few of the leading women. 5 bf But the Jews ▼
▼Greek Ioudaioi probably refers here to Jewish religious leaders, and others under their influence, in that time; also verse 13bh were jealous, and taking bi some wicked men of the rabble, they formed a mob, set the city in an uproar, and attacked the house of Jason, seeking to bring them out to the crowd.
Acts 18:4-64And bj he reasoned in the synagogue bk every Sabbath, and tried to persuade Jews and Greeks. 5 bl When Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul bm was occupied with the word bn testifying to the Jews that the Christ was bo Jesus. 6And when they opposed and reviled him, bp he shook out his garments and said to them bq “Your blood be on your own heads! br I am innocent. bs From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”
Acts 19:8-98And bt he entered the synagogue and for three months spoke boldly, reasoning and persuading them bu about the kingdom of God. 9 bv But when some became stubborn and bw continued in unbelief, speaking evil of bx the Way before the congregation, he withdrew from them and took the disciples with him, reasoning daily in the hall of Tyrannus. ▼
▼Some manuscripts add from the fifth hour to the tenth (that is, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
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