Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.
For the people of Jerusalem and their leaders refused to recognize him, and condemned him, thus fulfilling the very utterances of the prophets which are read every Sabbath,
For Moses for generations past has had his preachers in every town, and has been read aloud in the synagogues every Sabbath."
And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath he went to the synagogue, as he was accustomed to do, and stood up to read the Scriptures.
But Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, and so did all his household, and many of the people of Corinth heard Paul and believed and were baptized.
And a man named Jairus, the leader of a synagogue, came up and seeing him threw himself at his feet,
"Brothers, the prediction of the Scriptures had to come true that the holy Spirit uttered by the lips of David, about Judas, who acted as guide for the men that arrested Jesus??17 for he was one of our number and a share in this ministry of ours fell to his lot."
"Brothers, one may say to you confidently of the patriarch David that he died and was buried, and his grave is here among us to this very day.
He answered, "Brothers and fathers, listen. The glorious God appeared to our forefather Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he settled in Haran,
After a long discussion, Peter got up and said to them, "Brothers, you know that in the early days God chose that of you all I should be the one from whose lips the heathen should hear the message of the good news and believe it.
"Brothers and fathers," he said, "listen to what I have to say in my defense."
and they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to say in foreign languages whatever the Spirit prompted them to utter.
After traveling through those districts and giving the people a great deal of encouragement, he went on to Greece
the speaker, in his exhortation, the giver of charity, with generosity, the office-holder, with devotion, the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
1 Corinthians 14:3
But the inspired preacher does his fellow-men good and encourages and comforts them.
I beg you brothers, to listen patiently to this appeal, for I have written you but briefly.