because he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith, and a significant number of people 1 were brought to the Lord.
They all began to weep loudly, 1 and hugged 2 Paul and kissed him, 3
to the latter an odor 1 from death to death, but to the former a fragrance from life to life. And who is adequate for these things? 2
He proclaimed, 1 “One more powerful than I am is coming after me; I am not worthy 2 to bend down and untie the strap 3 of his sandals.
For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
“I baptize you with water, for repentance, but the one coming after me is more powerful than I am – I am not worthy 1 to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 2
But the centurion replied, 1 “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof. Instead, just say the word and my servant will be healed.
As he approached the town gate, a man 1 who had died was being carried out, 2 the only son of his mother (who 3 was a widow 4 ), and a large crowd from the town 5 was with her.
John answered them all, 1 “I baptize you with water, 2 but one more powerful than I am is coming – I am not worthy 3 to untie the strap 4 of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 5
So 1 Jesus went with them. When 2 he was not far from the house, the centurion 3 sent friends to say to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, 4 for I am not worthy 5 to have you come under my roof.