They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth. As a result, many Jews believed, as did many of the prominent Greek women and men.
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Then an angel from heaven appeared and strengthened him. He prayed more fervently, and he was in such agony of spirit that his sweat fell to the ground like great drops of blood.
“Anyone who accepts your message is also accepting me. And anyone who rejects you is rejecting me. And anyone who rejects me is rejecting God, who sent me.”
“O, how my soul praises the Lord. How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!”
You must continue to believe this truth and stand firmly in it. Don’t drift away from the assurance you received when you heard the Good News.
“What do we care?” they retorted. “That’s your problem.”
Then Judas threw the silver coins down in the Temple and went out and hanged himself.
He called together his servants and entrusted his money to them while he was gone…
dividing it in proportion to their abilities.