And that, from a babe, those sacred letters, thou hast known which are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through the faith which is in Christ Jesus:
A reminder, having received, of the unfeigned faith, that is in thee, - such, as dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and in thy mother Eunice, - I am persuaded, moreover, that it dwelleth , in thee also.
But, as for Samuel, he was ministering before Yahweh, - a boy girded with an ephod of linen.
And, in the eighth year of his reign, he, being yet a boy, he began to seek unto the God of David his father,-and, in the twelfth year, he began to purify Judah and Jerusalem, from the high places and the Sacred Stems, and the carved images and the molten images.
The, law of Yahweh, is complete, Bringing back the soul, The, testimony of Yahweh, is confirmed, Making wise the simple;
O God, thou hast taught me from my youthful days, And, hitherto, have I been wont to tell of thy wonders;
Beyond mine enemies, will thy commandment make me wise, for, age-abidingly, shall it be mine.
Train up a youth, in the direction of his duty, even when he becometh old, he will not depart from it.
Yet remember thy Creator, in the days of thy vigour, - or ever come in, the days of discomfort, and the years arrive, in which thou shalt say - I have, in them, no pleasure;
Howbeit I will tell thee that which is inscribed in the writing of truth, - but there is no one who holdeth strongly with me concerning these things, save Michael your ruler.
And Jesus answering, said - Ye are deceiving yourselves, knowing neither the Scriptures, nor yet the power of God.
For he shall be great before the Lord, and, wine and strong drink, in nowise may he drink, and, with Holy Spirit, shall he be filled, already, from his mother's womb;
And, the child, went on growing, and waxing strong, becoming filled with wisdom; and, the favour of God, was upon it.
And, beginning from Moses, and from all the prophets, he thoroughly explained to them, in all the Scriptures, the things concerning himself.
And they said one to another - Was not, our heart, burning, as he was speaking to us in the way, as he was opening to us the Scriptures?
Then, opened he their mind, to understand the Scriptures;
Ye search the Scriptures, because, ye, think, by them, to have, life age-abiding; and, those Scriptures , are they which bear witness concerning me:
Unto the same, do all the prophets bear witness, That, remission of sins, is to be received through his name, by every one that believeth on him.
And, when they had finished all those things which, concerning him, had been written, taking him down from the tree, they put him in a tomb.
Be it known unto you, therefore, brethren, - that, through this man, unto you, remission of sins is declared;
and, according to Paul's custom, he went in unto them, and, for three sabbaths, reasoned with them from the Scriptures, -
But now made manifest, and through means of prophetic scriptures, according to the command of the age-abiding God, for obedience of faith unto all the nations made known,
For I delivered unto you, among the first things, what also I received: - how that Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures,
Concerning which salvation, prophets - who concerning the favour for you, did prophesy - sought out and searched out,
Of this, first, taking note - that, no prophecy of scripture, becometh, self-solving;
As also, in all letters, speaking in them concerning these things, - in which letters are some things, hard to be understood, which, the uninstructed and unstable, wrest, - as also the other scriptures, - unto their own destruction.
And, this, is the witness: - that, life age-abiding, hath God given unto us, and, this life, is, in his Son:
And I fell down at his feet, to do him homage; and he saith unto me - See! thou do it not! A fellow-servant, am I, of thee and of thy brethren who have the witness of Jesus: unto God, do homage! For, the witness of Jesus, is the spirit of the prophecy.