Circa 44 A.D.
My Comments in Green
24) John beforehand and in advance
(loudly) proclaiming publicly,
before and in advance of the face - countenance of Him,
to all the people of Israel
of the way - path - highway
into a baptism / (full) immersion into water
25) Then as John fulfilled - fully performed and accomplished
the course of the runner's race,
'Whom do you under think / think beneath [privately] -
Whom do you suppose
me to be?
Certainly not am I [He, the Coming Messiah],
but on the contrary.
Behold, look and see:
He comes (so as to make a public appearance)
of whom I am certainly not of any weight in value
or worth, (even) the sandal of (His) feet to unfast
26) Men. Brothers. Offspring - Family - Lineage sons of Abraham,
and those by you fearing GOD.
To you, the intelligent word of
thisDeliverance - this Salvation
Also, the voices of the prophets
always known and being read down in - throughout
having passed judgement upon (Him) - having judged (Him),
28) And having inquired and found not even one
cause - guilt fault - crime - charge of a crime
they asked as inferiors to a superior - they begged
Pilate to take away and slay - to murder / publicly execute
29) Then when
completed and came to an end - completely accomplished -
all the things
having been engraved - inscribed - written
round about - concerning Him,
taking for themselves (Him) down and away from
the wood - the tree
they lay - put - set - placed (Him) into
a Remembrance Monument - a Memorial Tomb
[a hewn out of rock sepulchre cavern].
30) Then GOD raised Him up and set Him upright
out of (the) dead - out of (the) corpse:
31) Who appeared, visited, was seen and perceived
upon many / most days
to those going and ascending up together with Him
from Galilee into Jerusalem,
who are martyrs / witnesses of Him up alongside with the people.
32) And we, you,
proclaim the Gospel - evangelize - preach the Good News
up alongside with the fathers,
the Announced Promise having come,
33) That this has GOD fulfilled in entirety and completeness
to the children of them, (that is) to us,
raising up Jesus to stand again;
so just as also in the 2nd Psalm
it has been engraved - inscribed - written,
'Son of Me, are You / You are My Son.
I today have begotten You.'
34) Then, that He raised Him up to stand again
out of a corpse - out from the dead,
yet not any longer - yet not any more
being of impending necessity or any possibility
of turning under - of turning back - of returning
into decaying corruption - into thorough perishing defilement;
in this manner He has said,
'Because I will of my own good will and accord give You
the holy - righteously pure - sacred and unpolluted
(things) of David the Faithful - the Trustworthy.'
35) Through which also in another different (place)
He lays down definite words and says,
'You will certainly not give to (the) Holy One of You
to see and know
decaying corruption - thorough perishing defilement.'
36) Because David indeed
by the counsel - purpose - will - intention of GOD
having served under
(his) particular individual generation and circle of time -
(his) own peculiar generation and circle of time,
fell asleep - died outstretched
and was added - and was joined
up alongside with the fathers of him,
and beheld - saw
decaying corruption - thorough decaying defilement.
37) Then whom GOD raised up and set upright,
He certainly did not see and know decaying corruption.
38) Therefore, let it be known to you, men, brothers,
that through this One to you (is)
the dismissal - the sending forth away - the banishment - the
of sins - of wrongs - of erring from the truth
loudly [and specifically] announced and made known.
39) And from all (the) things which you certainly could not
by your own power or ability to have the power
in the Law of Moses
to be given justice or having (your) rights defended
to be justified - to be righteousified;
in this One
all / everyone believing / trusting
are given justice and having (their) rights defended
to be justified - to be righteousified.
40) Look - Observe then,
that the things spoken in the Prophets
may not (publicly) come upon you.
41) Behold, see and perceive
the despisers - the condemners - the contemptuously neglectful
and wonder in awe, admiration, astonishment,
and disappear out of sight [disappear in fear, cf. Habakkuk 1:5]
(and into hiding):
because a work performance which certainly not
you may believe - trust into
(even if) a certain whosoever (were to) recount and conduct
a narration out to the end / declare (it) unto you.
42) Then going away out - departing out
out of the synagogue, the Judeans / the Jews
called the Gentiles to the side of them,
into the meantime / current Sabbath (that they)
were in the midst of,
to be spoken at random to them
these words - teachings - utterances.
43) Then the Synagogue being loosed - unbound / broken up
[in assembly for the service],
many of the Judeans / the Jews
and the veneratingly devout - reverent proselytes
[Proselytes - those who have come near to and embraced the Hebrew
Faith of Israel / Judaism with Israel, seeking to be one with them
and grafted in.]
attended and accompanied together with - followed
Paul and Barnabas,
who speaking at random up alongside with them
to stay upon - to remain upon - to continue
in the joyous grace of GOD.
44) In the then coming - next - following Sabbath
almost - nearly all the city
was assembled and gathered together
to hear and listen intently to the intelligent Word of GOD.
45) Then the Judeans / the Jews
seeing and perceiving the multitudes - crowds - throngs
(of people), they were filled with a grieved hot zeal
and spoke against, contradicting with reviling - smiting - hurtful
words - blaspheming
the things being spoken under - by Paul.
46) Then speaking freely and without constraint - speaking boldly,
Paul and Barnabas said,
'To you, it was inevitably necessary
first of all / before all
for the intelligent Word of GOD to be spoken at random (to).
Then as upon then / as indeed
you pushed - thrust - drove - put it away,
and judge [decreeing upon] yourselves
as certainly not of weight - worthy - deserving
of the age of eternal life - age of perpetual /everlasting life.
Behold, look and see;
we turn about,
into the ethnic nations - into the Gentiles.
47) Because the LORD has ordered - has commanded us,
'I have set - appointed - ordered - placed you (in order)
into a light of the nations,
(for) you to be into Salvation [into Yeshua - into Jesus]
[cf. Hebrew of Isaiah 49:6b
"for you to be My Yeshua" ]
until - unto
(the) most remote and extreme end of the Earth.'
48) Then, listening intently - hearing (carefully),
the ethnic nations rejoiced - were glad,
and gave recognition, honor, and praise
to the intelligent Word of the LORD.
And as many as believed - trusted into
[the intelligent Word of the LORD, so]
were [they] set in order - placed - appointed
into (the) constantly abiding perpetual eternal life.
49) Then was the Intelligent Word of GOD borne up and
carried about through the whole country.
50) Then the Judeans / the Jews
stirred up - incited and urged along
the (veneratingly) devout - reverent women,
and the outwardly good - outwardly honorable,
and the first ones / chief ones [in rank, power, authority]
of the city,
and aroused out of sleep - and caused to have arisen
a following and pursuing persecution
upon Paul and Barnabas,
and [with force - violence]
drove them out - cast them out - threw them out
from their (coastal) boundaries - from their borders.
51) Then they, shaking out - shaking off
the dust of the feet of them
upon / against them,
they came and entered into Iconium.
52) Then the disciples, also from the Holy Spirit,
were filled with a joy with elation and (excited) exultation.