Then God's message flourished and multiplied.
In this way the Lord's message flourished and prevailed.
the gospel that has come to you. It is bearing fruit and growing all over the world, just as it has among you since the day you heard it and recognized God's grace in the truth.
For this I suffer, to the point of being bound like a criminal; but God's message is not bound.
When they heard it, they glorified God and said, "You see, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are who have believed, and they are all zealous for the law.
However, since there were not enough priests, they weren't able to skin all the burnt offerings, so their Levite brothers helped them until the work was finished and until the priests consecrated themselves. For the Levites were more conscientious to consecrate themselves than the priests were.
for Hezekiah king of Judah contributed 1,000 bulls and 7,000 sheep for the congregation. Also, the officials contributed 1,000 bulls and 10,000 sheep for the congregation, and many priests consecrated themselves.
May Your priests be clothed with righteousness, and may Your godly people shout for joy.
I will clothe its priests with salvation, and its godly people will shout for joy.
But many who are first will be last, and the last first.
Then Simeon blessed them and told His mother Mary: "Indeed, this child is destined to cause the fall and rise of many in Israel and to be a sign that will be opposed--
Nevertheless, many did believe in Him even among the rulers, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, so they would not be banned from the synagogue.
We have received grace and apostleship through Him to bring about the obedience of faith among all the nations, on behalf of His name,
but now revealed and made known through the prophetic Scriptures, according to the command of the eternal God, to advance the obedience of faith among all nations--
taking vengeance with flaming fire on those who don't know God and on those who don't obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
After He was perfected, He became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey Him,
By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed and went out to a place he was going to receive as an inheritance; he went out, not knowing where he was going.