but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You may even be found fighting against God." So they were persuaded by him.
"You stiff-necked people with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are always resisting the Holy Spirit; as your forefathers did, so do you.
Now go! I will help you speak and I will teach you what to say."
No weapon formed against you will succeed, and you will refute any accusation raised against you in court. This is the heritage of the LORD's servants, and their righteousness is from Me." [This is] the LORD's declaration.
Today, I am the One who has made you a fortified city, an iron pillar, and bronze walls against the whole land-- against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests, and the population.
They will fight against you but never prevail over you, since I am with you to rescue you." [This is] the LORD's declaration.
Then I will make you a fortified wall of bronze to this people. They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you to save you and deliver you. [This is] the LORD's declaration.
But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth, and you will say to them: This is what the Lord God says. Let the one who listens, listen, and let the one who refuses, refuse-- for they are a rebellious house.
But when they hand you over, don't worry about how or what you should speak. For you will be given what to say at that hour,
because you are not speaking, but the Spirit of your Father is speaking through you.
Whenever they bring you before synagogues and rulers and authorities, don't worry about how you should defend yourselves or what you should say.
For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that very hour what must be said."
for I will give you such words and a wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.
The police answered, "No man ever spoke like this!"
But it is a spirit in man and the breath of the Almighty that give him understanding.
For I am full of words, and my spirit compels me [to speak].
But as for me, I am filled with power by the Spirit of the LORD, with justice and courage, to proclaim to Jacob his rebellion and to Israel his sin.
And he will go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the disobedient to the understanding of the righteous, to make ready for the Lord a prepared people.
My speech and my proclamation were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and power,