For I bear them witness that they have, a zeal for God, - but not according to correct knowledge;
And, they, having heard, began glorifying God; and they said to him - Thou observest, brother, how many myriads there are among the Jews who have believed, and, all, are zealous for the law.
Surely, for the soul to be, without knowledge, is not good, and, he that hasteth with his feet, strayeth.
Whereas, Israel, though in pursuit of a law of righteousness, unto a law, have not attained.
And, this, I pray - that, your love, may be, yet more and more, pre-eminent in personal knowledge and all perception,
and said - Do come with me, and see my jealousy for Yahweh. So he made him ride in his chariot.
Are all the workers of iniquity, without knowledge? devouring my people as they devour food! Upon Yahweh, have they not called.
crying out - Israelites! be giving help! This, is the man who, against the people, and the law, and this place, is teaching, all men everywhere; furthermore, even Greeks, hath he brought into the temple, and hath profaned this holy place.
I, am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but nurtured in this city, at the feet of Gamaliel, - trained after the strictness of our ancestral law; being jealous for God just as, all ye, are this day;
And they hearkened unto him as far as this word, and lifted up their voice, saying - Away from the earth, with such a man as this, for it is not fit that he should live.
I, therefore, imagined to myself, that, against the name of Jesus the Nazarene, it was needful, many hostile things, to bring about, -
For, not knowing God's righteousness and, their own, seeking to establish, unto the righteousness of God, have they not submitted;
In whom, the god of this age, hath blinded the minds of the unbelieving, to the end they may not discern the radiance e of the glad-message of the glory of the Christ - who is the image of God.
Because, the God who said - Out of darkness, light shall shine! is he who hath shone in our hearts, in proportion to the radiance of the glorious knowledge of God, in the face of Christ.
That, according to power, I bear witness, and beyond power, of their own accord, they acted , -
And was making advancement, in Judaism, above many contemporaries in my nation, being, surpassingly zealous, of my paternal instructions.
Where, then, is the happiness ye accounted yours? For I bear you witness - that, if possible, your eyes, ye would have dug out, and given unto me.
They shew a zeal for you, not honourably, but wish, to shut you out, in order that ye may be zealous for, them.
Regarding zeal, persecuting the assembly, regarding the righteousness that is in law, having become blameless.
For I bear him witness, that he hath great toil in behalf of you, and them in Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.
In that day, will Yahweh With his sword - the hard and the great and the strong, Bring punishment Upon Leviathan, the fleeing serpent, And upon Leviathan, the crooked serpent, - And will slay the monster which is in the sea.
Excommunicants from the synagogue, will they make you; Nay! there cometh an hour, that, every one who killeth you, shall think to be rendering, divine service, unto God!