But I say to you that anyone who is angry with a brother 1 will be subjected to judgment. And whoever insults 2 a brother will be brought before 3 the council, 4 and whoever says ‘Fool’ 5 will be sent 6 to fiery hell. 7
But so that we don’t offend them, go to the lake and throw out a hook. Take the first fish that comes up, and when you open its mouth, you will find a four drachma coin. 1 Take that and give it to them for me and you.”
When 1 Pilate saw that he could do nothing, but that instead a riot was starting, he took some water, washed his hands before the crowd and said, “I am innocent of this man’s blood. You take care of it yourselves!” 2
But Paul said to the police officers, 1 “They had us beaten in public 2 without a proper trial 3 – even though we are Roman citizens 4 – and they threw us 5 in prison. And now they want to send us away 6 secretly? Absolutely not! They 7 themselves must come and escort us out!” 8
But we have rejected 1 shameful hidden deeds, 2 not behaving 3 with deceptiveness 4 or distorting the word of God, but by open proclamation of the truth we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience before God.
For 1 it is right for me to think this about all of you, because I have you in my heart, 2 since both in my imprisonment 3 and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel all of you became partners in God’s grace 4 together with me.
Let no one who delights in humility and the worship of angels pass judgment on you. That person goes on at great lengths 1 about what he has supposedly seen, but he is puffed up with empty notions by his fleshly mind. 2
By faith Noah, when he was warned about things not yet seen, with reverent regard 1 constructed an ark for the deliverance of his family. Through faith he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
When David heard that Nabal had died, he said, “Praised be the Lord who has vindicated me and avenged the insult that I suffered from Nabal! 1 The Lord has kept his servant from doing evil, and he has repaid Nabal for his evil deeds.” 2 Then David sent word to Abigail and asked her to become his wife.
Amaziah assembled the people of Judah 1 and assigned them by families to the commanders of units of a thousand and the commanders of units of a hundred for all Judah and Benjamin. He counted those twenty years old and up and discovered there were 300,000 young men of fighting age 2 equipped with spears and shields. 3