May there be abundance of grain in the earth on top of the mountains; Its fruit will wave like the cedars of Lebanon; And may those from the city flourish like vegetation of the earth.
"Behold, you will call a nation you do not know, And a nation which knows you not will run to you, Because of the LORD your God, even the Holy One of Israel; For He has glorified you."
"He will not be disheartened or crushed Until He has established justice in the earth; And the coastlands will wait expectantly for His law."
There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this.
"For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left And your descendants will possess nations And will resettle the desolate cities.
"Then you will see and be radiant, And your heart will thrill and rejoice; Because the abundance of the sea will be turned to you, The wealth of the nations will come to you.
"The smallest one will become a clan, And the least one a mighty nation. I, the LORD, will hasten it in its time."
"It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the soil, though it is smaller than all the seeds that are upon the soil, yet when it is sown, it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and forms large branches; so that THE BIRDS OF THE AIR can NEST UNDER ITS SHADE."
In Iconium they entered the synagogue of the Jews together, and spoke in such a manner that a large number of people believed, both of Jews and of Greeks.
So the churches were being strengthened in the faith, and were increasing in number daily.
And some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, along with a large number of the God-fearing Greeks and a number of the leading women.
Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, believed in the Lord with all his household, and many of the Corinthians when they heard were believing and being baptized.
And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a large number who believed turned to the Lord.
for he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith And considerable numbers were brought to the Lord.
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.
So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed peace, being built up; and going on in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it continued to increase.
And all the more believers in the Lord, multitudes of men and women, were constantly added to their number,
So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.
praising God and having favor with all the people And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.
But many of those who had heard the message believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.