'O God' in the Bible
Yes, and on My menservants also and on My maidservants in those days I will pour out of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy [ telling forth the divine counsels and predicting future events pertaining especially to God's kingdom].
And the time will come when every person who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved' [i.e., whoever appeals to God through obedient faith in Christ].
Though He was delivered up according to God's determined plan and foreknowledge, you used lawless people to nail Him to a cross and kill Him.
So he has been exalted to God's right hand, and has received from his Father and poured over us the holy Spirit that had been promised, as you see and hear.
Giving praise to God, and having the approval of all the people; and every day the number of those who had salvation was increased by the Lord.
And, jumping up, he got on to his feet and went into the Temple with them, walking and jumping and giving praise to God.
So repent (change your mind and purpose); turn around and return [to God], that your sins may be erased (blotted out, wiped clean), that times of refreshing (of recovering from the effects of heat, of reviving with fresh air) may come from the presence of the Lord;
who must be kept in heaven till the period of the great Restoration. Ages ago God spoke of this by the lips of his holy prophets;
But Peter and John answered and said to them, Whether it is right before God to listen to you more than to God, you judge.
And when the Council had threatened them some more, they [finally] released them because they could not find any reason to punish them. [Actually] they were worried about how the people felt [about the matter], since everybody was giving honor to God for the miracle that had been performed.
And they, upon hearing the story, all lifted up their voices to God and said, "O Sovereign Lord, it is Thou who didst make Heaven and earth and sea, and all that is in them,
Wasn't it yours while you possessed it? And after it was sold, wasn't it at your disposal? Why is it that you planned this thing in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God!"
But Peter and the Apostles, answering, said - It is needful to be yielding obedience unto God rather than unto men: -
So God's Message spread, and the number of the disciples continued to increase rapidly in Jerusalem, and a large body of the priests accepted the Faith.
In which time Moses was born and was beautiful to God and was nourished in his father's house three months;
So God turned from them and gave them up to the worship of the Host of Heaven, as it is written in the Book of the Prophets, "'Were they victims and sacrifices which you offered Me, forty years in the Desert, O House of Israel?
Who was pleasing to God; and he had a desire to make a holy tent for the God of Jacob.
And Stephen, while he was being stoned, made prayer to God, saying, Lord Jesus, take my spirit.
Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray to God, if so be the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee:
Simon answered: Pray to God for me, that none of these things that you have spoken will happen to me.
Now, as Peter was going here and there among them all, he finally went down to God's people who lived at Lydda.
New a certain man in Caesarea, Cornelius by name, a centurion of a band, called the Italian band??2 devout, and fearing God with all his house, giving many alms to the people, and praying to God continually??3 saw in a vision manifestly, about the ninth hour of the day, an angel of God coming in to him, and saying to him, "Cornelius!"
a religious man, who reverenced God with all his household, who was liberal in his alms to the People, and who constantly prayed to God.
And he, gazing intently at him, became frightened and said, What is it, Lord? And the angel said to him, Your prayers and your [generous] gifts to the poor have come up [as a sacrifice] to God and have been remembered by Him.
The angel answered him, "Your prayers and your gifts to the poor have arisen as a reminder to God. Send men now to Joppa and summon Simon, who is called Peter.
When the angel who spoke with him had left, Cornelius called two of his house servants and a soldier who was devoted [to God], men who worked for him regularly,
And they were talking in tongues, and giving glory to God. Then Peter said,
On hearing this they held their peace and glorified God, saying, "Forsooth then, to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance unto life."
So Peter was kept in prison, but those in the church were earnestly praying to God for him.
And immediately an agent of Lord struck him, because he did not give glory to God. And after becoming worm-eaten, he expired.
As they ministered to God, and fasted, the Holy Spirit said: Set Barnabas and Saul apart for the work I have called them.
Then they asked for a king, so God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for 40 years.
[Now] in regard to God raising Him up from the dead, never to decay, He said this about it [Isa. 55:3], "I will give you the sacred and certain blessings promised to David."
The heathen kept on listening and rejoicing and giving the glory to God's message, and all who had been destined to eternal life believed,
When they had ordained elders in every congregation they prayed with fasting. They commended them to God, on whom they believed.
and from there they sailed back to Antioch, where they had first been commended to God's favor for the work which they had now finished.
The church sped them on their journey, and they passed through both Phoenicia and Syria informing the brothers, to the great joy of all, that the Gentiles were turning to God.
When there had been much discussion, Peter rose up and said to them, "Brothers, you know that a good while ago God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the nations should hear the word of the Good News, and believe.
Known to God from eternity are all bis works.
Therefore I conclude we should not cause difficulty for those from among the Gentiles who turn to God,
When she and her household were baptized she came to us saying, If you judge me to be faithful to God, come to my house, and stay there. She absolutely insisted that we come.
About midnight, while Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and while the prisoners were listening to them,
for passing through and contemplating your objects of worship, I found also an erection on which had been inscribed: To God -- unknown; whom, therefore -- not knowing -- ye do worship, this One I announce to you.
Saying, This man is teaching the people to give worship to God in a way which is against the law.
and ye perceive and hear that, not only in Ephesus, but well-nigh in all Asia, this Paul, hath persuaded and turned away a considerable multitude, saying that they are, no gods, which, with hands, are made.
testifying both to Jews and Greeks the change of mind to God, and the faith in our Lord Jesus.
And now [brethren], I commit you to God [I deposit you in His charge, entrusting you to His protection and care]. And I commend you to the Word of His grace [to the commands and counsels and promises of His unmerited favor]. It is able to build you up and to give you [your rightful] inheritance among all God's set-apart ones (those consecrated, purified, and transformed of soul).
upon hearing this, they gave glory to God: and thus address'd Paul, you see, brother, how many thousand believing Jews there are, all however zealous for the law.
So, here is what we would like you to do: We have four men who have made a vow [i.e., a special promise to God].
And he said, "I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia: nevertheless yet brought up in this city, at the feet of Gamaliel, and informed diligently in the law of the fathers, and was fervent minded to Godward, as ye all are this same day,
Paul looked steadily at the council and said, "Brothers, I have done my duty to God with a perfectly clear conscience up to this very day."
Having hope to God, which they themselves also admit, a rising from the dead about to be, both of just and unjust.
and 'tis my endeavour to preserve a conscience free from reproach both with respect to God, and with respect to men.
to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light and from Satan's power to God, so as to have their sins forgiven and have a possession among those that are consecrated by faith in me.'
I announced to those at Damascus and at Jerusalem in the first instance, then all over the land of Judaea, and also to the Gentiles, that they were to repent and turn to God by acting up to their repentance.
King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? [Do you give credence to God's messengers and their words?] I perceive and know that you do believe.
And Paul replied: I could pray to God, that not only you, but also all that hear me to day, were both almost and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.
thou must be presented before Cesar: and lo God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.
And when he had thus spoken, he took bread and gave thanks to God in presence of them all; and when he had broken it, he began to eat.
And from there the brothers, who heard these things about us, came for a meeting with us as far as Appius Forum and The Three Taverns, whom, when Paul saw, having expressed thanks to God, he took courage.
For these people's minds are dull, and their ears are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes. For, if this were not the case, they would perceive what they see with their eyes, and understand what they hear with their ears, and comprehend with their minds, and would turn [back to God] again and I [God] would heal them [from their sins].'
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