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Monday, August 12, 2013

Acts 9:22-43 in the KJV and AWPR Translations

Acts 9:22-43

King James Version (KJV)
Alternate Word Pictures with Reiterations (AWPR)
          Translators Comments in Green

22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.   (KJV)

22)    Then Saul was rather more in strength and power,
          and poured together / excited and confounded as a group 
          (or multitude) the Jews,
          (those) living and residing in permanent dwelling places 
          in Damascus,
          uplifting and uniting / bringing together
          [Scriptural proofs]
          that this One, 
          He is the Christ - He is the Messiah.

23 And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him:   (KJV)

23)    Just as then  were fulfilled - completed - accomplished
         sufficient enough days,
         the Jews   took advice of consul together - plotted together
         to take up and slay him.    [to murder Saul]

24 But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.   (KJV)

24)   Then was known (from others) 
         [whether told someone freely or known only by inquiry]
         to Saul the willful purpose and scheme upon (Saul)
         of them.

25 Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket.   (KJV)

25)   Then the Disciples - learners - pupils by night,
         sent him down - emitted him down
         (of a sudden, in haste)
         through the 
         [city of Damascus' defensive]   wall,
         loosing (him) - letting (him) down
         [by use of more than one rope, as the lines of a 
          ship's mast are multiple]
          in a corded - coiled or rope basket   
          [the size being large enough to hold 400-600 servings of 
            dense barley or wheat bread loaves, perhaps as large as 
            ca. 10-16 oz. each].

26 And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple.   (KJV)

26)    Then Saul, approaching and arriving into Jerusalem,
          he tested and tried to  
          glue - cohere - join (himself) to the 
          Disciples - pupils - learners,
          but all feared and were terrified of him
          (so as to run away),
          not trusting - believing that he is a 
          disciple - pupil - learner (also).

27 But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.   (KJV)

27)   Then Barnabas (by the hand), upon taking hold of him,
         brought (Saul forcefully) along
         up to and alongside with the Apostles,
         and took the lead in narrating a recounting to the end
         to them   how - in what manner or way
         in the way - road - highway
         he (Saul) beheld (and became acquainted with) the LORD;
         and that He spoke at random to him,
         and how - in what manner or way
         in Damascus, 
         he spoke boldly and freely in all of his speaking
         in the Name of Jesus - in the Name of Yeshua.

28 And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem.   (KJV)

28)   And he was in the midst of / amongst   them,
         going and entering in, 
         and coming forth - proceeding out, 
         in Jerusalem,
         and speaking boldly and freely in all his speaking
         in the Name of the LORD Jesus - in the Name 
         of YHVeH Yeshua.

29 And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him.   (KJV)

29)   And he spoke at random
         and inquired together / disputed and reasoned 
         while seeking together
         up alongside with the Hellenists - the Grecians:
         then they upon (the) hand    with the hand
         took him   to take up - slay - murder him.

30 Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.   (KJV)

30)   Then the brothers 
         led - carried - brought him down into Caesarea,
         and sent him away forth out into Tarsus.

[Note:  The activity of a public act of banishment appears suggest that this is the first time Paul was either whipped or beaten with rods for the Name of Jesus among the Greek speakers, also the same as the Name of Yeshua among the Hebrew speakers.

Of his hardships, Saul as Paul in 2 Corinthians 11:24-25 states:
24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.
25 Thrice was I beaten with rods ....

This was one of the occasions when Saul (who later renames himself Paul) is either whipped the 39 stripes (26 to the back, 13 to the chest) or is beaten with rods.  It is uncertain as to which he received, but I personally believe based on the text of banishment and the likelihood that being "carried" away rather than simply "led" away is implied, it clearly was either a whipping or the rods taken to him.  -- Brianroy]

31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied.   (KJV)

31)   Indeed (as a consequence),  
        the Churches - the Called Out Ones
        down in the Judea and Galilee and Samaria
        had - held - possessed
        (and continued to have - hold  and possess)
        [good health, prosperity, safety, and peace of every good kind],
        being rebuilt and built up as established and confirmed,
        and running and piercing through 
        while transporting or traveling from one place to another

        [Suggests the safe transportation and sales of goods.
         Most Christians were farmers, and merchants  at the start.
         The Gospel is fairly limited to the regions of Judea to Syria 
         to Lebanon, and sporadic places beyond at this point. 
         100 plus years later, in the Second Century, the three largest 
         Christian occupations would be Farmers, Sailors, Soldiers.
         But by then, the Gospel had reached the entirety of the Roman 
         Empire and many parts far beyond. ]  

        in the reverential fear and respect of the LORD,
        and in that called to the side
        helpful admonition or comforting encouragement
        of the Holy Spirit,
        (which) multiplied into a great many - 
         [grew the Churches into] a multitude.


32 And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda.   (KJV)

32)   Then it came into being, Peter,
         coming and passing through  throughout all,
         descended down  [from Jerusalem]
         also  up to and alongside  with the saints - holy ones,
         those inhabiting Lydda
         in permanent fixed dwelling places.

33 And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy.   (KJV)

33)   Then he found by search and inquiry a certain man,
         Aeneas by name, 
         out of 8 years lying down upon a 
         [thin portable roll-up]  mattress 
         [or thick quilt for a bed],
         who was loosened with paralysis - who was paralyzed.

34 And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.   (KJV)

34)   And Peter said to him,
                'Aeneas, Jesus the Christ - Yeshua the Messiah
                 heals - cures - restores you.
                 Arise - Rise up, 
                 and spread forth (in preparation) 
                 [a meal - Luke 22:12]
                 for yourself.'

      And straightaway - instantly - immediately (without hesitation)
      he rose up.

[Note: the bed was already rolled or spread out, and he was lying upon it.  The implication of Peter was for him to rise and prepare a supper and spread forth a meal. ]

35 And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned to the Lord.   (KJV)

35)     And all those inhabiting Lydda and (the plain of) Sharon
          in fixed permanent dwelling places saw and beheld him,
          (that is) anyone who turned about upon and onto
          [converted back to]
          upon the LORD - upon YHVeH.

36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.   (KJV)

36)   Then in Joppa, a certain one was a 
         Disciple - Pupil - Learner, by name, Tabitha,
         which being through interpretation
         is laid down before as 'Gazelle.'

        She was filled - complete - abundant of good, benevolent,
        profitable, and useful work performances;
        and of mercies - compassions - actions of pity
        which she performed - brought about - did.

37 And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.   (KJV)

37)   Then it came into being - it came to pass
         in those days,
         having infirmed / having become 
         without strength (through sickness),
         she died off (a natural death). 

         Then having washed the whole body,
         they put - set - placed her in an upper chamber room.

38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them.   (KJV)

38)   Then Lydda, being close - near   to Joppa,
         the Disciples - pupils - learners having listened intently
         and heard that Peter is in it,   [in Joppa]
         they sent forth out 2 men up alongside next to him,
         calling to the side, asking him to help - aid - comfort;
         perhaps not to be slow - procrastinating - late,
         to go and pass through until to them.

39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.   (KJV)

39)   Then rising up,  
         Peter went together with them, 
         whom publicly coming at, 
         they led upward into the upper chamber room;
         and all the widows stood near and before him
         weeping - wailing - grieving,
         and showing over - displaying - exhibiting 
         inner upper garments / tunics
         and garments  [of all types other than tunics],
         as much as 'Gazelle' made - produced - brought forth,
         being in the midst of - amongst them.

40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.   (KJV)

40)    Then driving out all, Peter,
          setting - laying the knees, prayed (to GOD).

          And turning about upon and onto,
          up alongside with the body, he said,
                'Tabitha.  Arise.'

          Then she opened again the eyes of her,
          and seeing and perceiving Peter,
          she sat up.

41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.   (KJV)

41)   Then of his own good will and accord,
         giving her a hand,
         he raised her to stand up again.

         Then, with a loud voice calling the saints - holy ones
          and the widows,
          he placed - stood her near him,
          and presented her living.

42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.   (KJV)

42)   Then it became known down in all Joppa,
         and many trusted - believed upon the LORD.

43 And it came to pass, that he tarried many days in Joppa with one Simon a tanner.   (KJV)

43)   Then it came to be (that) he remained and dwelt 
         in Joppa with Simon, a tanner, a sufficient many days.

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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