Jesus replied, 1 “I have spoken publicly to the world. I always taught in the synagogues 2 and in the temple courts, 3 where all the Jewish people 4 assemble together. I 5 have said nothing in secret.
Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under 1 the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world may be held accountable to God.
So 1 that huge dragon – the ancient serpent, the one called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world – was thrown down to the earth, and his angels along with him.
By faith Noah, when he was warned about things not yet seen, with reverent regard 1 constructed an ark for the deliverance of his family. Through faith he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.
Then Pilate said, 1 “So you are a king!” Jesus replied, “You say that I am a king. For this reason I was born, and for this reason I came into the world – to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to 2 my voice.”
There is danger not only that this business of ours will come into disrepute, 1 but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis 2 will be regarded as nothing, 3 and she whom all the province of Asia 4 and the world worship will suffer the loss of her greatness.” 5
For our reason for confidence 1 is this: the testimony of our conscience, that with pure motives 2 and sincerity which are from God 3 – not by human wisdom 4 but by the grace of God – we conducted ourselves in the world, and all the more 5 toward you.
that has come to you. Just as in the entire world this gospel 1 is bearing fruit and growing, so it has also been bearing fruit and growing 2 among you from the first day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth.
The beast you saw was, and is not, but is about to come up from the abyss 1 and then go to destruction. The 2 inhabitants of the earth – all those whose names have not been written in the book of life since the foundation of the world – will be astounded when they see that 3 the beast was, and is not, but is to come.
and he is divided. An unmarried woman 1 or a virgin 2 is concerned about the things of the Lord, to be holy both in body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the things of the world, how to please her husband.