But the one who did not know his master’s will 1 and did things worthy of punishment 2 will receive a light beating. 3 From everyone who has been given much, much will be required, 4 and from the one who has been entrusted with much, 5 even more will be asked. 6
He is not the God of the dead but of the living. 1 You are badly mistaken!”
When 1 they had done this, they caught so many fish that their nets started to tear. 2
Not long after this, a hurricane-force 1 wind called the northeaster 2 blew down from the island. 3
Actually, there are many advantages. 1 First of all, 2 the Jews 3 were entrusted with the oracles of God. 4
A great number of the people followed him, among them women 1 who were mourning 2 and wailing for him.
as it is written: “The one who gathered 1 much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little.” 2
So 1 I began weeping bitterly 2 because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or to look into it.
Then 1 Jesus went away with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed him. 2 And from Judea,
Jerusalem, 1 Idumea, beyond the Jordan River, 2 and around Tyre 3 and Sidon 4 a great multitude came to him when they heard about the things he had done.
Therefore I tell you, her sins, which were many, are forgiven, thus she loved much; 1 but the one who is forgiven little loves little.”
The same thing happened in Iconium 1 when Paul and Barnabas 2 went into the Jewish synagogue 3 and spoke in such a way that a large group 4 of both Jews and Greeks believed.
And we are sending 1 with them our brother whom we have tested many times and found eager in many matters, but who now is much more eager than ever because of the great confidence he has in you.
Besides, we have experienced discipline from 1 our earthly fathers 2 and we respected them; shall we not submit ourselves all the more to the Father of spirits and receive life? 3
So confess your sins to one another and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great effectiveness. 1
Some of them were persuaded 1 and joined Paul and Silas, along with a large group 2 of God-fearing Greeks 3 and quite a few 4 prominent women.
When Apollos 1 wanted to cross over to Achaia, 2 the brothers encouraged 3 him 4 and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived, he 5 assisted greatly those who had believed by grace,
But they were expecting that he was going to swell up 1 or suddenly drop dead. So after they had waited 2 a long time and had seen 3 nothing unusual happen 4 to him, they changed their minds 5 and said he was a god. 6
Take care not to refuse the one who is speaking! For if they did not escape when they refused the one who warned them on earth, how much less shall we, if we reject the one who warns from heaven?
Blessed be 1 the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,