and ‘with their hands they will lift you up, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” 1
God was performing extraordinary 1 miracles by Paul’s hands,
teaching about baptisms, laying on of hands, resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.
nor is he served by human hands, as if he needed anything, 1 because he himself gives life and breath and everything to everyone. 2
And, “You founded the earth in the beginning, Lord, 1 and the heavens are the works of your hands.
Now many miraculous signs 1 and wonders came about among the people through the hands of the apostles. By 2 common consent 3 they were all meeting together in Solomon’s Portico. 4
At 1 that time 2 they made an idol in the form of a calf, 3 brought 4 a sacrifice to the idol, and began rejoicing 5 in the works of their hands. 6
Now Simon, when he saw that the Spirit 1 was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, offered them money,
Do not neglect the spiritual gift you have, 1 given to you and confirmed by prophetic words 2 when the elders laid hands on you. 3
But if someone does not provide for his own, 1 especially his own family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
Because of this I remind you to rekindle God’s gift that you possess 1 through the laying on of my hands.
You made him lower than the angels for a little while. You crowned him with glory and honor. 1
and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down. For it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you’ 1 and ‘with their hands they will lift you up, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” 2
So give orders to secure the tomb until the third day. Otherwise his disciples may come and steal his body 1 and say to the people, ‘He has been raised from the dead,’ and the last deception will be worse than the first.”
So they stayed there 1 for a considerable time, speaking out courageously for the Lord, who testified 2 to the message 3 of his grace, granting miraculous signs 4 and wonders to be performed through their hands.
And you see and hear that this Paul has persuaded 1 and turned away 2 a large crowd, 3 not only in Ephesus 4 but in practically all of the province of Asia, 5 by saying 6 that gods made by hands are not gods at all. 7
When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue. 1 Many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did he get these ideas? 2 And what is this wisdom that has been given to him? What are these miracles that are done through his hands?
Suddenly 1 an angel of the Lord 2 appeared, and a light shone in the prison cell. He struck 3 Peter on the side and woke him up, saying, “Get up quickly!” And the chains fell off Peter’s 4 wrists. 5
The rest of humanity, who had not been killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so that they did not stop worshiping demons and idols made 1 of gold, silver, 2 bronze, stone, and wood – idols that cannot see or hear or walk about.