As 1 Jesus 2 stepped ashore, 3 a certain man from the town 4 met him who was possessed by demons. 5 For a long time this man 6 had worn no clothes and had not lived in a house, but among 7 the tombs.
‘Even the dust of your town 1 that clings to our feet we wipe off 2 against you. 3 Nevertheless know this: The kingdom of God has come.’ 4
Now many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the report of the woman who testified, 1 “He told me everything I ever did.”
Thus many of the Jewish residents of Jerusalem 1 read this notice, 2 because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, and the notice was written in Aramaic, 3 Latin, and Greek.
But the Jews incited 1 the God-fearing women of high social standing and the prominent men of the city, stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and threw them out 2 of their region.
A 1 woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth 2 from the city of Thyatira, 3 a God-fearing woman, listened to us. 4 The Lord opened her heart to respond 5 to what Paul was saying.
When 1 our time was over, 2 we left and went on our way. All of them, with their wives and children, accompanied 3 us outside of the city. After 4 kneeling down on the beach and praying, 5
Paul answered, 1 “I am a Jew 2 from Tarsus in Cilicia, a citizen of an important city. 3 Please 4 allow me to speak to the people.”
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.
The foundations of the city’s wall are decorated 1 with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation is jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, 2 the fourth emerald,
And the twelve gates are twelve pearls – each one of the gates is made from just one pearl! The 1 main street 2 of the city is pure gold, like transparent glass.
So 1 the slave came back and reported this to his master. Then the master of the household was furious 2 and said to his slave, ‘Go out quickly 3 to the streets and alleys of the city, 4 and bring in the poor, 5 the crippled, 6 the blind, and the lame.’
The one who conquers 1 I will make 2 a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will never depart from it. I 3 will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God (the new Jerusalem that comes down out of heaven from my God), 4 and my new name as well.
Just then 1 a major earthquake took place and a tenth of the city collapsed; seven thousand people 2 were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.
And if anyone takes away from the words of this book of prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life 1 and in the holy city that are described in this book.