The same had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and, being fervent in spirit, he was speaking and teaching accurately the things concerning Jesus, knowing only the immersion of John.
in diligence, not slothful; in spirit, fervent, serving the Lord;
Now in those days comes John, the Immerser, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
the voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.'"
And, coming, they say to Him, "Teacher, we know that Thou art true, and carest not for any one; for Thou lookest not into the face of men, but in truth teachest the way of God. Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?
Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar??ontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the country of Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,
And all the people, having heard, and the tax-collectors, justified God, having been immersed with the immersion of John.
And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent forth priests and Levites from Jerusalem, to ask him, "Who are you?"
asked from him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that, if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
said, "O full of all guile, and all villainy, son of the Devil, enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the right ways of the Lord?
The same, following after Paul and us, kept crying, saying, "These men are servants of the Most High God; who, indeed, declare to you a way of salvation."
But, when some were hardening themselves and were disbelieving, speaking evil of the Way before the multitude, he, withdrawing from them, separated the disciples; reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus.
And about that time there arose no small stir concerning the Way.
Whom we proclaim, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ;
No one, serving as a soldier, entangles himself in the affairs of life, that he may please him who enrolled him as a soldier.