You have heard; now look at all the evidence! 1 Will you not admit that what I say is true? 2 From this point on I am announcing to you new events that are previously unrevealed and you do not know about. 3
So I will choose severe punishment 1 for them; I will bring on them what they dread, because I called, and no one responded, I spoke and they did not listen. They did evil before me; 2 they chose to do what displeases me.”
I have listened to them very carefully, 1 but they do not speak honestly. None of them regrets the evil he has done. None of them says, “I have done wrong!” 2 All of them persist in their own wayward course 3 like a horse charging recklessly into battle.
For,’ I say, 1 ‘just as shorts cling tightly to a person’s body, so I bound the whole nation of Israel and the whole nation of Judah 2 tightly 3 to me.’ I intended for them to be my special people and to bring me fame, honor, and praise. 4 But they would not obey me.
While you were feeling secure I gave you warning. 1 But you said, “I refuse to listen to you.” That is the way you have acted from your earliest history onward. 2 Indeed, you have never paid attention to me.
Then the priests and the prophets made their charges before the officials and all the people. They said, 1 “This man should be condemned to die 2 because he prophesied against this city. You have heard him do so 3 with your own ears.”
I will punish him and his descendants and the officials who serve him for the wicked things they have done. 1 I will bring on them, the citizens of Jerusalem, 2 and the people of Judah all the disaster that I threatened to do to them. I will punish them because I threatened them but they still paid no heed.”’” 3
Cries of anguish raised from Heshbon and Elealeh will be sounded as far as Jahaz. 1 They will be sounded from Zoar as far as Horonaim and Eglath Shelishiyah. For even the waters of Nimrim will be dried up.
Should you not have obeyed the words that the Lord cried out through the former prophets when Jerusalem 1 was peacefully inhabited and her surrounding cities, the Negev, and the Shephelah 2 were also populated?
Then the disciple whom 1 Jesus loved 2 said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” So Simon Peter, when he heard that it was the Lord, tucked in his outer garment (for he had nothing on underneath it), 3 and plunged 4 into the sea.
But just as Paul was about to speak, 1 Gallio said to the Jews, “If it were a matter of some crime or serious piece of villainy, 2 I would have been justified in accepting the complaint 3 of you Jews, 4
So the next day Agrippa 1 and Bernice came with great pomp 2 and entered the audience hall, 3 along with the senior military officers 4 and the prominent men of the city. When Festus 5 gave the order, 6 Paul was brought in.