When Paul 1 had been summoned, Tertullus began to accuse him, 2 saying, “We have experienced a lengthy time 3 of peace through your rule, 4 and reforms 5 are being made in this nation 6 through your foresight. 7
And God has placed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, gifts of healing, helps, gifts of leadership, different kinds of tongues.
how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our 1 consciences from dead works to worship the living God.
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may proclaim the virtues 1 of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
But to the cowards, unbelievers, detestable persons, murderers, the sexually immoral, and those who practice magic spells, 1 idol worshipers, 2 and all those who lie, their place 3 will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. 4 That 5 is the second death.”
In all cases of illegal possessions, 1 whether for an ox, a donkey, a sheep, a garment, or any kind of lost item, about which someone says ‘This belongs to me,’ 2 the matter of the two of them will come before the judges, 3 and the one whom 4 the judges declare guilty 5 must repay double to his neighbor.
Otherwise, as surely as the Lord, the God of Israel, lives – he who has prevented me from harming you – if you had not come so quickly to meet me, by morning’s light not even one male belonging to Nabal would have remained alive!”
Who is like your people, Israel, a unique nation 1 on the earth? Their God 2 went 3 to claim 4 a nation for himself and to make a name for himself! You did great and awesome acts for your land, 5 before your people whom you delivered for yourself from the Egyptian empire and its gods. 6
David said to God, “Was I not the one who decided to number the army? I am the one who sinned and committed this awful deed! 1 As for these sheep – what have they done? O Lord my God, attack me and my family, 2 but remove the plague from your people!” 3
They refused to obey and did not recall your miracles that you had performed among them. Instead, they rebelled and appointed a leader to return to their bondage in Egypt. 1 But you are a God of forgiveness, merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and unfailing in your loyal love. 2 You did not abandon them,
But you should take careful note of this: If you put me to death, you will bring on yourselves and this city and those who live in it the guilt of murdering an innocent man. For the Lord has sent me to speak all this where you can hear it. That is the truth!” 1
They built places of worship for the god Baal in the Valley of Ben Hinnom so that they could sacrifice their sons and daughters to the god Molech. 1 Such a disgusting practice was not something I commanded them to do! It never even entered my mind to command them to do such a thing! So Judah is certainly liable for punishment.’ 2