New Living Translation
All they knew was that people were saying, "The one who used to persecute us is now preaching the very faith he tried to destroy!"
King James Bible
But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.
Darby Bible Translation
only they were hearing that he who persecuted us formerly now announces the glad tidings of the faith which formerly he ravaged:
World English Bible
but they only heard: "He who once persecuted us now preaches the faith that he once tried to destroy."
Young's Literal Translation
and only they were hearing, that 'he who is persecuting us then, doth now proclaim good news -- the faith that then he was wasting;'
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LibraryA Reasonable Service
TEXT: "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service."--Romans 12:1. There is perhaps no chapter in the New Testament, certainly none in this epistle, with which we are more familiar than this one which is introduced by the text; and yet, however familiar we may be with the statements, if we read them carefully and study them honestly they must always come to us not only in the …
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The Praise of Men.
So Great Blindness, Moreover, Hath Occupied Men's Minds...
So God's message continued to spread. The number of believers greatly increased in Jerusalem, and many of the Jewish priests were converted, too.
All who heard him were amazed. "Isn't this the same man who caused such devastation among Jesus' followers in Jerusalem?" they asked. "And didn't he come here to arrest them and take them in chains to the leading priests?"
A group of Jews was traveling from town to town casting out evil spirits. They tried to use the name of the Lord Jesus in their incantation, saying, "I command you in the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches, to come out!"
Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone--especially to those in the family of faith.
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