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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Acts Chapter 4 In The KJV and AWPR Translations

Acts 4

King James Version (KJV)

 Alternate Word Pictures with Reiterations (AWPR)

1 And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them,

1)    And speaking at random up to and alongside with the people, 
        the sacred priests and the Commander - Strategos  of the Temple
        and the  Sadducees came upon them (in a hostile assailing manner);

2 Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

 2)    Being pierced through as by laborious toil, being grieved
         to exhaustion through their Teaching - Instructing the people
         and to loudly announce  - loudly declare / preach
         (that) in Yeshua - (that) in Jesus
         (is) the Resurrection from the Dead.         

3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide.

 3)   And they rushed and threw their hands on them,
        and set - placed (them) into custody 
        [bound them and placed them under guard]
        into the morrow  -  into the next day,
        because it was     even now - already  evening.

4 Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.

 4)    Then many of those    hearing - listening intently
         believed - trusted    the intelligent word - the intelligent speech,
         and the number of men became as if 5,000.

5 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes,

 5)  Then it came into being    upon the morrow - upon the next day,
       the rulers and the presbyters / elders  [i.e., the Sanhedrin]
       and scribes

6 And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.

 6)   And Annas    the First Priest / the High Priest 
        and Caiaphas and John and Alexander
        and as much as  -  and as many as    were from out of
        the High Priest's   offspring - lineage - family 
        (were) to be assembled of them into Jerusalem;

7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?

 7)   And having stood them in the middle
       [the Great Sanhedrin of all 70 elders and their 
         High Priest President and all the staff
         assembled and placed the apostles 
        in the middle of their horse-shoe or "U" shaped 
        official and permanent seating arrangement]

       examined by inquiry,
              'By what power - ability - capability, 
               In what Name 
               did you make - form - produce - bring about -do
               [miracle of healing he who was born a paralytic]?'

8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,

  8)   When at what time Peter, filled with (the) Holy Spirit said
         up to and alongside with them,
               '(Temporary) Rulers - Chiefs of the people,
                and Presbyters / Elders  of Israel!


9 If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;

 9)  If we this day are being examined and judged
      upon a good deed as benefactor 
      of a man   powerless - without strength
      by what - by who    
      has this one been   saved - delivered - made whole?

10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

 10)    Let it be known to all of you,
          and to all the people of Israel,
          that in the Name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene
          whom you crucified - nailed to a cross,
          who GOD raised out (from) the dead corpse,
          in this One, that (man) stands near
          before the face of you  healthy and sound.

11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

 11)   This is the (Building) Stone treated as worthless
          by - under   you, the builders, 
          which has become into     the head - the topmost
          of (the) corner /  of (the) angle.

12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

 12)   For certainly not is in (any) other of a like kind,
         the Salvation; none.
         For neither is (the) name of another (of a different kind)
         under Heaven   having been bestowed / given 
         within men in which we must be saved.

13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

 13)   Then looking closely at  and gazing upon  the 
          (blunt) boldness and unhesitating free speaking
          of Peter and John  (to say what they think),
          and having comprehended with certainty in their finding
          that they are men without  [secret] knowledge,
          but private or common,
          they marvel in astonishment;
          and recognized them -  were fully aware of them,
          that they were together (companions) with Jesus. 

14 And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.

 14)  And seeing the man together (as a companion) with them,
        the (one) having been (miraculously) healed,
        they [the Sanhedrin and the chief priests, etc.] 
        possessed nothing to contradict or say against (it).

15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,

 15)    Then the Sanhedrin commanding them to go away outside,
           they   consulted - pondered - cast together
           up alongside with one another,

16 Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it.

 16)    laying down definite words, saying,
                  'What may we do or cause to bring about to these men?
                   Because truly indeed a known (miraculous) sign
                   has happened - has occurred     through them.
                   To all those inhabiting Jerusalem
                   (this is)  manifest - apparent - openly shown - revealed,
                   and we are certainly not   able - capable - having power
                   to deny (it).

17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.

 17)             But in order that it may not be given more dispersion 
                   into the people,
                   let us threaten with reproach,
                   (that they) may not any more speak upon this Name
                   [Yeshua  -   Jesus]
                   to no one of men!'

18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

 18)    And calling / summoning  them forth,
           they commanded them by proclamation 
           that (they) may not at all 
           sound a tone or utter a (single) word;
           (and) may not even then    Instruct - Teach
           upon the Name of Yeshua  -  upon the name of Jesus.

19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.

 19)   Then Peter and John,
          answering in reply up alongside with them said,
               ' (Conditionally) If it is judiciously right and just
                  in the face of GOD  -  in the presence of GOD
                  to hear - listen intently to - obey   you rather than GOD,
                  you judge and discern as to what is right and proper.

20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

 20)   Because we are not   able - empowered - capable  
         to speak at random of what we saw and 
         intently listened to / heard not.  

21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.

 21)    Then, they having threatened in addition to (while) 
          up alongside with them,
          loosed - unbound - released them:
          by search and inquiry finding nothing 
          in what manner or way  -  by what means
          they might  shorten - prune - punishingly mutilate them
          through the people,
          because all   recognized - honored - praised - glorified  GOD
          upon the   [healing miracle]   happening - occurring.

22 For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was shewed.

 22)   Because the man upon whom the miraculous and Divine Sign
         of this healing had happened was, of years, 
         higher / more  (than)  40.

23 And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.

 23)   Then, being loosed- unbound - released  [Peter and John]
         went up to and alongside with their own,
         and   related - informed - made known - reported
         what the First / Chief  Priests and the Presbyters / Elders 
         [the Sanhedrin]
         up alongside and with (them) said to them.

24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:

 24)   Then having listened intently and heard,
         beyond opinion as with one passion (they) 
         raised up - lifted up  (one unified) voice
         up to and alongside with GOD, and said,
               'Supreme Master:  You, the GOD  who 
                made - formed - produced - created 
                the Heaven and the Earth and the Sea 
                and all that is in them.

25 Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?

 25)         Who through (the) mouth of David, the child of You,
                    ' ' And to what end - Why did
                       the ethnicities overflow forth with 
                       snorting - neighing  noises of rage?
                       And (why did) peoples 
                       concern themselves - care about - ponder upon
                       empty - hollow - deceitfully false - vain things?

26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

 26)                The kings of the Earth stood near,
                      and the rulers were convened and assembled together
                      upon the same (day) down against the LORD
                      and down against the Christ / the Messiah of Him. '  '

27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

 27)       Because upon a true reality,
             they were convened and assembled together
             upon / against  the Holy Child of You,  Yeshua  - Jesus,
             whom You anointed.

             Both Herod and Pontius Pilate,
             together with (the) ethnicities and people of Israel

28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

             (Did)   do - perform - bring about  whatever the Hand of You
             and the  will - purpose - intention - decree  of You
             determined beforehand  -  predetermined    to occur.


29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

 29)        But now LORD, look favorably upon (us)
              during the threatenings of them,
              and of Your own good will and accord
              give to the slaves / servants of You
              among - in the midst of - amid
              all freedom and confidence to with boldness 
              speak at random the intelligent word of You.

30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

 30)        In the Hand of You, You stretching out into  healing - curing
              [causing miraculous recovery]
              and Signs (that serve a Divine Purpose),
              and amazing wonders - miracles 
              (that were watched and remembered)
              through the Name of the Holy Child of You,  
              Yeshua  - Jesus.'

31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

 31)   And they, having prayed for a particular need,
         the place in which they were convened - assembled together
         was rocked and shaken (as though by a wave 
         and moved to and fro);
         and they were filled with (the) Holy Spirit
         and spoke at random the intelligent word of GOD
         in the midst of   freedom - confidence - boldness.

32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

 32)   Then the multitude of those trusting - believing 
         were one heart and soul,
         and certainly not one (of them) said, 
         (even) one of his  possessions - goods  to be his own,
         but all (material) things were to them common / (shared).

33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

 33)   And with great  power - ability - capability
         the Apostles   gave - bore   the testimony 
         of the Resurrection of the LORD  Jesus,
         and great grace was upon all of them.

34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,

 34)   For certainly not was anyone in them  in want - needy - destitute,
         for as many as were (existing as)  possessors / owners
         of parcels or fields of land
         or houses,
         having  traded - bartered - sold
         (they) bore up and carried the  pay - value - price 
         of those being trafficked / actively sold,

35 And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

 35)    And placed - set - lay   at the feet of the Apostles.

          Then, it was given division and dispersion to each 
           according as to  had - held - possessed
           any debt- need - necessity.

36 And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus,

 36)   Then Joses, he surnamed Barnabas under the Apostles,
         which is after interpretation  - which is translated as
         'Son of Comforting Encouragement,'
          a Levite, a Cypriot by family lineage:

37 Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

 37)   A field being his, having bartered and sold,
         bore up and carried the business money,
         and placed - set - laid (it) at the feet of the Apostles.

 Disclaimer:  The Alternate Word Pictures with Reiterations (AWPR) translation, translation mine, should be used as a Bible Study Aid only, and it is recommended that a direct literal translation or the King James Bible be used for regular and ecclesiastical purposes, and that the AWPR be used in association only as a Bible study aid so as to help the reader / user in their Bible Studying to clarify context and Scriptural Intent, and to get the full context and understanding into the English from out of the ancient Greek in which this New Testament passage was first written.     Thanks.  -- Brianroy

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