Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.
Phrygia also and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of the Libya that is towards Cyrene, and the sojourning Romans, - both Jews and proselytes,
And the word was pleasing in the sight of all the throng; and they selected Stephen, a man full of faith and Holy Spirit, and Philip and Prochorus and Nicanor and Timon and Parmenas and Nicholaus, a proselyte of Antioch;
But, certain persons, joining themselves unto him, believed; among whom were even Dionysius the Mars-hill judge, and a woman by name Damaris, and others with them.
But, when some were hardening themselves, and refusing to be persuaded, speaking evil of the Way before the throng, withdrawing from them, he separated the disciples; day by day, reasoning in the school of Tyrannus.
A good while, therefore, tarried they, using boldness of speech in dependence upon the Lord, who was bearing witness unto his word of favour, granting signs and wonders to be coming to pass through their hands.
Being declared righteous freely by his favour through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: -
Through whom also we have had, our introduction, by our faithinto this favour wherein we stand; and let us boast in hope of the glory of God.
If, however, by favour, no longer of works; else, favour, no longer proveth to be favour!
Ye have been set aside from Christ, ye who, by law, are to be declared righteous, - out of his favour, ye have fallen;
For, by his favour, have ye been saved, through means of faith, and this hath come to pass - not from you, of God, the free-gift!
For the favour of God, bringing salvation for all men, hath shone forth,
With teachings, manifold and strange, be not carried aside; for it is, noble, that, with gratitude, should, the heart, be getting confirmed, - not with matters of food, in which, they who are walking, have not been profited.
1 Peter 5:12
By Silvanus, the faithful brother, as I account him, have I briefly written, unto you, exhorting and adding testimony - that, this, is the true favour of God - within which, stand ye fast!