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Two Are Better Than One

(From: ACTS #22 - 13:13-41)


C. 13:13-41 PAUL PROVES THAT JESUS IS THE CHRIST!

a. 13:13 FIRST LEG OF THE NEXT JOURNEY

A-nachTHENtes[321] de aPO tes PAphou hoi peRI PAUlon, ELthon eis PERgen tes Pam-phuLIas:

Now those with Paul set sail from :Paphos, and came to Perga in :Pamphylia:

IoAnes de a-po-choREsas [672]ap' auTON huPEstre-psen [5290]eis Ie-roSOlu-ma.

and John departed from them andreturned to Jerusalem.


b. 13:14 THE SABBATH AT ANTIOCH OF PISIDIA

auTOI de, di-elTHONtes aPO tes PERges, pa-reGEnon-to eis An-tiOchei-an ten Pi-siDIan; kai elTHONtes eis

But THEY, passing through from :Perga, came to Antioch of :Pisidia; and going into

ten su-na-oGEN te heMEra ton sabBAton, eKAthi-san.

the synagogue on the sabbath :day, sat down.


c.. 13:15 PAUL INVITED TO PREACH

meTA de ten aNAGnosin [320]tou NOmou [3551]kai ton pro-pheTON [4396]

And after the reading of the law and the prophets

aPEstei-lan [649] hoi ar-chi-suNAgo-goi [752]pros auTOUS, LEgon-tes,

the synagogue-rulers sent unto them, saying,

ANdres a-delPHOI, EI tis EStin en huMIN LOgos pa-raKLEse-os [3874]pros ton laON, LEge-te.

Men and brethren, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.


d. 13:16-17 PAUL INTRODUCES HIS SERMON IN TYPICAL JEWISH FASHION

a-naSTAS de PAUlos, kai ka-taSEIsas [2678] techeiRI EIpen,

And Paul stood up, and beckoning with the hand said,

ANdres Is-ra-eLEItai, kai hoi phoBOUme-noi [5399]ton TheON, aKOUsa-te:

Men of Israel, and youthat fear :God, listen:

ho TheOS tou laOU TOUtou Is-raEL e-xeLExa-to [1586]tous paTEras heMON,

17The God of this :people Israel chose our :fathers,

kai ton laON HUpso-sen [5312]en te pa-roiKIa [3940]en te AiGUPtou,

and exalted the people during theirsojourn in Egypt land,

kai meTA braCHIo-nos [1023] hu-pseLOU [5308]eXEga-gen [1806]auTOUS ex auTES.

and with a high arm led them forth out of it.


e. 13:18 And for a time of about forty years he suffered their manners in the wilderness.

kai hos tes-se-ra-kon-ta-eTECHROnon e-tro-poPHOre-sen [5159]auTOUS en te eREmo[2048].


f. 13:19-20 FROM CANAAN-LAND TO THE JUDGES

ka-theLON [2507]ETHne hepTA en geCha-naAN,

When he had destroyed seven nations in Canaan land,

ka-te-kle-roNOme-sen [2624]ten gen auTON hos Ete-si te-tra-koSIois kai penTEkon-ta:

he gave them their :land for an inheritance for about four handred and fifty years:

kai meTA TAUta Edo-ken kriTAS [2923]HEos Sa-mouEL proPHEtou.

20and after these thingshe gave judges until Samuel theprophet.


g. 13:21 SAUL OF BENJAMIN: ISRAEL'S FIRST KING

ka' 'KEIthen eTEsan-to [154]ba-siLEa [935]: kai Edo-ken auTOIS ho TheOS ton SaOUL huiON Keis,

And afterward they asked for a king: and :God gave them :Saul son of Kish,

ANdra ek phuLES [5443]Be-niaMEIN - Etetes-seRAkon-ta.

a man of the tribe of Benjamin - forty years.


h. 13:22 DAVID: A MAN AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART

kai me-taSTEsas [3179]auTON, Egei-ren [1453]ton DauID auTOIS eis ba-siLEa;

And having removed him, he raised up :David to be their king;

hokai EIpen mar-tuREsas [3140], HEUron DauID ton tou IesSAI,

to whom also he witnessed andsaid, I have found David the sonof :Jesse,

ANdra kaTA ten karDIan [2588]mou, hos poiEsei PANta ta theLEmaTA [2307]mou.

a man after my :heart, who shall do all my :will[s].


i. 13:23-24 JESUS: OF THE SEED OF DAVID

TOUtou ho TheOS aPO tou SPERma-tos [4690] kat' e-pag-geLIan [1860] Ega-gen to Is-raEL soTEra, IeSOUN;

Of the seed of this man has :God according to promise brought to :Israel a Savior, Jesus;

pro-keRUxan-tos [4296]IoAnou pro [proSOpou] tes eiSOdou [1529]auTOU

24John having first preached before [the face of] his :coming

BAPtis-ma [908] me-taNOIas [3341] panTI tolaO Is-raEL.

thebaptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.


j. 13:25a JOHN IDENTIFIES HIMSELF

hos de ePLErou IoAnes ton DROmon [1408], Ele-gen, Ti eME hu-po-noEIte [5282]EInai? ouk eiMI eGO.

And as John was fulfilling his:course, he said, What suppose you that I am? I am not he.


k. 13:25b But lo, one comes after me the shoesof whose :feet I am not worthy to unloose.

all' iDOU, ERche-tai met' eME hou ouk eiMI Axi-os [514]to huPOdema [5266]ton poDON LUsai.


l. 13:26 THE WORD OF SALVATION DELIVERED

ANdres a-delPHOI, huiOI GEnous A-braAM, kai hoi en huMIN phoBOUme-noi ton TheON,

Men and brethren, sons of Abraham's race, and those among you that fear :God,

heMIN ho LOgos tes so-teRIas [4991]TAUtes e-xa-peSTAle[649].

to us is the word of this :salvation sent forth.


m. 13:27 PAUL EXPLAINS THE JEWISH RULERS' REJECTION OF JESUS

hoi gar ka-toiKOUNtes [2730] en Ie-rou-saLEM, kai hoi ARchon-tes [758]auTON, TOUton ag-noEsan-tes [50],

For who dwell in Jerusalem, and their :rulers, because they knew HIM not,

kai tas phoNAS ton pro-pheTON tas kaTA pan SABba-ton a-na-gi-no-skoMEnas [314]],

nor the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath,

KRInan-tes [2919] ePLEro-san [4137].

fulfilled them by condemning him.


n. 13:28 And though they found no cause of death in him they asked of Pilate that he be slain.

kai me-deMIan aiTIan [156]thaNAtou euRONtes eTEsan-to [154]PeiLAton a-nai-reTHEnai [337]auTON.


o. 13:29 FOLLOWING HIS CRUCIFIXION, JESUS LAID IN A TOMB

hos de eTEle-san [5055]PANta ta peRI auTOU ge-gramMEna,

And when they had finished all the things :written of him,

ka-theLONtes [2507] aPO tou XUlou [3586], Ethe-kan eis mneMEIon [3419].

they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a tomb.


p. 13:30-31 JESUS' RESURRECTION AND HIS WITNESSES

ho de TheOS Egei-ren [1453]auTON ek neKRON: hos OPHtheePI heMEras PLEIous

But :God raised him from the dead: 31andhe was seen for many days of them

tois su-na-naBAsin auTOaPO tes Ga-liLAIas eis Ie-rou-saLEM,

that came up with him from :Galilee to Jerusalem,

HOIti-nes NUN ei-se MARtu-res auTOU pros ton laON.

who are now his witnesses unto the people.


q. 13:32-33 THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST: GLAD TIDINGS!

kai heMEIS huMAS eu-ag-ge-liZOme-tha [2097]ten pros tous paTEras e-pag-geLIan ge-noMEnen,

And WE bring you good tidings of the promise made unto the fathers,

HOti TAUten ho TheOS ek-pePLEro-ken [1603]tois TEKnois heMON,

33that :God has fulfilled the same unto our :children,

a-naSTEsas [450]IeSOUN; hos kai en to psalMO[5568[GEgrap-tai todeuTEro,

in that he raised up Jesus; as also itis written in the second :psalm,

HuiOS mou ei su, eGOSEme-ron geGENneKA [1080]se.

You are my Son, this day have I begotten you.


r. 13:34 THE SURE MERCIES OF DAVID

HOti de aNEste-sen auTON ek neKRON, meKEti MELlon-ta hu-poSTREphein [5290]eis di-aph-thoRAN,

And that he raised him from the dead, now no more to return to corruption,

HOUtos EIre-ken HOti DOsohuMIN ta HOsi-a [3741], DauID ta piSTA [4103].

he has spoken thus [that] I will give you the holy, the sure blessings of David.


s. 13:35 Because he says also in another place, You will not give your :Holy Oneto see corruption.

di' HOti kai en heTEroLEgei, Ou DOseis ton HOsiON sou iDEIN di-aph-thoRAN [1312].


t. 13:36-37 DAVID SAW CORRUPTION - NOT JESUS!

DauID men gar, iDIa ge-neA [1074] hu-pe-reTEsas [5256] tetou TheOU bouLE, e-koiMEthe[2837],

For David, after he had in his own generation served the counsel of :God, fell asleep,

kai pro-seTEthe[4369]pros tous paTEras auTOU, kai EIden di-aph-thoRAN:

and was laid unto his :fathers, and saw corruption:

hon de ho TheOS Egei-ren ouk EIden di-aph-thoRAN.

37but he whom :God raised up saw no corruption.


u. 13:38-39 REMISSION OF SINS: THROUGH JESUS ONLY

GnoSTON [1110]oun ESto huMIN, ANdres a-delPHOI,

Be it known unto you, therefore, men andbrethren,

HOti diA TOUtou huMIN Aphe-sis [859] ha-mar-tiON [266]ka-tagGELle-tai [2605]:

that through this manis proclaimed unto you remission of sins:

kai aPO PANton, hon ouk e-duNEthe-te [1410]en NOmo Mo-uSEos di-kai-oTHEnai,

39and by him every one that believes is justified from all things,

en TOUtopas ho piSTEUon di-kaiOUtai.

from which you could not be justified by thelaw of Moses.


v. 13:40-41 DANGER OF DESPISING THE GOSPEL SALVATION

BLEpe-te oun meePELthe to ei-reMEnon en tois proPHEtais:

Look therefore lest what is spoken in the prophets come upon you:

Ide-te, hoi ka-ta-phro-neTAI [2707], kai thauMAsa-te [2296], kai a-phaNISthe-te[853];

41Behold, youdespisers, and wonder, and vanish away;

HOti ERgon erGAzo-mai [2038] eGO en tais heMErais huMON,

For I work a work in your :days,

ERgon ho ou mepiSTEUse-te, eAN tis ek-di-eGEtai [1555]huMIN.

A work which you shall in no wise believe, if one rehearse it to you.


NOTE: From Acts 13:16-37, Paul lays the foundation in typical Jewish fashion for his application in the last 4 verses. Few in his day could do a better job in laying such an accurate historical foundation. True, most of his Jewish hearers spent more time on Talmudic study than on the Torah (law of Moses) itself - but nonetheless, any error in his presentation of the actual historical narrative would have been quickly picked up. Twice in this narrative he includes Gentiles - those who fear God.


In a sense, this typical historical OT introduction, was Paul's biography as it were, for his acceptance as a worthy preacher. It was his application, and the successful results of his application, that laid the following basis for his ultimate rejection. As we have already seen in Acts 7, Stephen followed the same format in his introduction, as did Paul.


It also should be noted that these 29 verses are set apart by Bible Numerics as a unit within the total context of Acts 13:1-14:28, which here should be treated as a chapter equivalent. J.A.W.






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