And all who lived at Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord.
They lived in Gilead, in Bashan and in its towns, and in all the pasture lands of Sharon, as far as their borders.
And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a large number who believed turned to the Lord.
Shitrai the Sharonite had charge of the cattle which were grazing in Sharon; and Shaphat the son of Adlai had charge of the cattle in the valleys.
It will blossom profusely And rejoice with rejoicing and shout of joy The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, The majesty of Carmel and Sharon They will see the glory of the LORD, The majesty of our God.
"When you are in distress and all these things have come upon you, in the latter days you will return to the LORD your God and listen to His voice.
All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, And all the families of the nations will worship before You.
Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power; In holy array, from the womb of the dawn, Your youth are to You as the dew.
The land mourns and pines away, Lebanon is shamed and withers; Sharon is like a desert plain, And Bashan and Carmel lose their foliage.
"Sharon will be a pasture land for flocks, And the valley of Achor a resting place for herds, For My people who seek Me.
"Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Can a land be born in one day? Can a nation be brought forth all at once? As soon as Zion travailed, she also brought forth her sons.
Therefore, return to your God, Observe kindness and justice, And wait for your God continually.
Take words with you and return to the LORD. Say to Him, "Take away all iniquity And receive us graciously, That we may present the fruit of our lips.
And rend your heart and not your garments " Now return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness And relenting of evil.
"And he will turn many of the sons of Israel back to the Lord their God.
But many of those who had heard the message believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.
At the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were taking place among the people; and they were all with one accord in Solomon's portico.
The word of God kept on spreading; and the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were becoming obedient to the faith.
"Therefore it is my judgment that we do not trouble those who are turning to God from among the Gentiles,
This took place for two years, so that all who lived in Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks.
So the word of the Lord was growing mightily and prevailing.
to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me.'
For they themselves report about us what kind of a reception we had with you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve a living and true God,