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And when he was come unto us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.
As they were engaged in worshiping the Lord and in fasting, the holy Spirit said, "Set Barnabas and Saul apart for me, for the work to which I have called them."
Thus they crossed Phrygia and Galatia. The holy Spirit prevented them from delivering the message in Asia,
except that in every town I visit, the holy Spirit warns me that imprisonment and persecution are awaiting me.
As they could not agree among themselves, they started to leave, when Paul added one last word. "The holy Spirit put it finely," he said, "when it said to your forefathers through the prophet Isaiah,
Therefore, as the holy Spirit says, "If you hear his voice today,
1 Peter 1:12
It was disclosed to them that they were serving not themselves but you in dealing with these things, which have now been told you by those who through the holy Spirit sent from heaven brought you the good news; things into which angels long to look!
Then the colonel came up and seized him, and ordered him to be bound with two chains, and then inquired who he was and what he had been doing.
But when they had strapped him up, Paul said to the officer who was standing near, "Is it legal for you to flog a Roman citizen, and without giving him a trial?"
But when two whole years had passed, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus, and as he wanted to gratify the Jews, Felix left Paul in prison.
"In a hurry or not," said Paul, "I would to God that not only you, but all who hear me today, might be what I am??xcept for these chains!"
That is why I asked to see you and speak with you, for it is on account of Israel's hope that I have to wear this chain."
This is why I, Paul, whom Jesus the Christ has made a prisoner for the sake of you heathen??2 if at least you have heard how I dealt with the mercy of God that was given me for you,
So I, the prisoner for the Lord's sake, appeal to you to live lives worthy of the summons you have received;
for the sake of which I am an envoy, and in prison. Pray that, when I tell it, I may have the courage to speak as I ought.
2 Timothy 2:9
for the sake of which I even suffer imprisonment as a criminal. But God's message is not imprisoned!
For you showed sympathy with those who were in prison, and you put up with it cheerfully when your property was taken from you, for you knew that you had in yourselves a greater possession that was lasting.
Three days later, he invited the leading Jews to come to see him, and when they came he said to them, "Brothers, I have done nothing against our people, or the customs of our forefathers, yet I was turned over to the Romans as a prisoner at Jerusalem.
"We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the high priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death,
When it was morning, all the high priests and elders of the people held a consultation about Jesus, with a view to putting him to death.
Thus it is generally known throughout the Imperial Guard and elsewhere that it is for the sake of Christ that I am in prison,