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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Acts 13:24-52 in the King James and Alternate with Word Pictures and Reiterations Versions

Acts 13:24 – 52

Circa  44 A.D.

King James Version (KJV)
Alternate with Word Pictures (AWPR)

My Comments in Green 

24 When John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.   (KJV)

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
          of repentance.

25 And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.  (KJV)

25)   Then as John fulfilled - fully performed and accomplished
         the course of the runner's race,
         he said, 
             '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) 
               after me,
               of whom I am certainly not of any weight in value 
               or worth, (even) the sandal of (His) feet to unfast 
               and unbind.'


26 Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.   (KJV)

26)    Men.  Brothers.  Offspring - Family - Lineage   sons of Abraham,
          and those by you fearing GOD.
          To you, the intelligent word of 
          this Deliverance - this Salvation
          was sent forth out (to):

27 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.    (KJV)

27)   Because those dwelling and residing in permanent dwelling places
         in Jerusalem,
         and the rulers - princes  of them 
         not knowing - not perceiving or understanding - not recognizing
         this One.
         Also, the voices of the prophets 
         always known and being read    down in - throughout
         every Sabbath,
         having passed judgement upon (Him) - having judged (Him),
         they fulfilled.

28 And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain.   (KJV)

28)   And having inquired and found not even one
         cause - guilt fault - crime - charge of a crime
         of death,  
         they asked as inferiors to a superior - they begged
         Pilate to take away and slay - to murder / publicly execute

29 And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre.    (KJV)

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 But God raised him from the dead:    (KJV)

30)   Then GOD raised Him up and set Him upright 
         out of (the) dead - out of (the) corpse:

31 And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people.    (KJV)

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 declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers,     (KJV)

32)   And we, you, 
         proclaim the Gospel - evangelize - preach the Good News
         up alongside with the fathers,
         the Announced Promise having come,

33 God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.    (KJV)

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 And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David.    (KJV)

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 Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.    (KJV)

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 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:   (KJV)

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 But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.    (KJV)

37)   Then whom GOD raised up and set upright,
         He certainly  did not see and know decaying corruption.

38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:     (KJV)

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 by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.    (KJV)

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 Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets;     (KJV)

40)    Look - Observe then,
          that the things spoken in the Prophets
          may not (publicly) come upon you.

41 Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.    (KJV)

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 And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.     (KJV)

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.

[Note: the correct translation of this verse was that the Judeans, also called Jews in translation, depart the synagogue and tattle on what Paul from verse 16 ff. had just said, initially agreeing in substance with much of what Paul had said; and beyond that, most likely creating admonitions with a caution to wait and hear more on what Paul said and meant, for which probable reason the translators of the King James carried the conclusion of the verse as its translation.]

43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.    (KJV)

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
         persuaded them 
         to stay upon - to remain upon - to continue
         in the joyous grace of GOD.


44 And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.    (KJV)

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 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.    (KJV)

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 Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.   (KJV)

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 For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.    (KJV)

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 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.    (KJV)

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 And the word of the Lord was published throughout all the region.     (KJV)

49)    Then was the Intelligent Word of GOD borne up and 
          carried about through the whole country. 

50 But the Jews stirred up the devout and honourable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts.     (KJV)

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 But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came unto Iconium.    (KJV)

51)    Then they,   shaking out  - shaking off
         the dust of the feet of them
         upon / against them,
         they came and entered into Iconium.

52 And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.     (KJV)

52)    Then the disciples,  also from the Holy Spirit,
          were filled with a joy with elation and (excited) exultation.

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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