for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.”
For you will be a witness for Him to all men of what you have seen and heard.
What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life—
So Balaam said to Balak, “Behold, I have come now to you! Am I able to speak anything at all? The word that God puts in my mouth, that I shall speak.”
“Behold, I have received a command to bless; When He has blessed, then I cannot revoke it.
“ The Spirit of the Lord spoke by me, And His word was on my tongue.
“For I am full of words; The spirit within me constrains me.
But the Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ Because everywhere I send you, you shall go, And all that I command you, you shall speak.
Now, gird up your loins and arise, and speak to them all which I command you. Do not be dismayed before them, or I will dismay you before them.
My soul, my soul! I am in anguish! Oh, my heart! My heart is pounding in me; I cannot be silent, Because you have heard, O my soul, The sound of the trumpet, The alarm of war.
But I am full of the wrath of the Lord; I am weary with holding it in. “ Pour it out on the children in the street And on the gathering of young men together; For both husband and wife shall be taken, The aged and the very old.
But if I say, “I will not remember Him Or speak anymore in His name,” Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire Shut up in my bones; And I am weary of holding it in, And I cannot endure it.
Go to the exiles, to the sons of your people, and speak to them and tell them, whether they listen or not, ‘Thus says the Lord God.’”
So the Spirit lifted me up and took me away; and I went embittered in the rage of my spirit, and the hand of the Lord was strong on me.
On the other hand I am filled with power— With the Spirit of the Lord— And with justice and courage To make known to Jacob his rebellious act, Even to Israel his sin.
just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word,
but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
beginning with the baptism of John until the day that He was taken up from us—one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection.”
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.
This Jesus God raised up again, to which we are all witnesses.
but put to death the Prince of life, the one whom God raised from the dead, a fact to which we are witnesses.
And we are witnesses of these things; and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him.”
We are witnesses of all the things He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They also put Him to death by hanging Him on a cross.
Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was being provoked within him as he was observing the city full of idols.
But when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul began devoting himself completely to the word, solemnly testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.
For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for I am under compulsion; for woe is me if I do not preach the gospel.
how will we escape if we neglect so great a salvation? After it was at the first spoken through the Lord, it was confirmed to us by those who heard,