Psalm 7-9 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
7 O Lord my God, in Thee do I put my trust. Save me from all them that persecute me; and deliver me,
2 lest they tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces while there is none to deliver.
3 O Lord my God, if I have done this, if there be iniquity on my hands,
4 if I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy),
5 let the enemy persecute my soul and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honor in the dust. Selah
6 Arise, O Lord, in Thine anger; lift up Thyself against the rage of mine enemies, and awaken for me the judgment that Thou hast commanded.
7 So shall the congregation of the people compass Thee about; for their sakes, therefore, return Thou on high.
8 The Lord shall judge the people: Judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness and according to mine integrity that is in me.
9 O let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the just; for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
10 My defense is of God, who saveth the upright in heart.
11 God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
12 If he turn not, He will whet His sword; He hath bent His bow and made it ready.
13 He hath also prepared for Him the instruments of death; He ordaineth His arrows against the persecutors.
14 Behold, the wicked travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief and brought forth falsehood.
15 He made a pit and dug it, and has fallen into the ditch which he hath made.
16 His mischief shall return upon his own head; and his violent dealings shall come down upon his own pate.
17 I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness, and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.
8 O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth, who hast set Thy glory above the heavens!
2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast Thou ordained strength because of Thine enemies, that Thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.
3 When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars which Thou hast ordained,
4 what is man that Thou art mindful of him, and the son of man that Thou dost visit him?
5 For Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honor.
6 Thou hast made him to have dominion over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all things under his feet,
7 all sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field,
8 the fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.
9 O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth!
9 I will praise Thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will show forth all Thy marvelous works.
2 I will be glad and rejoice in Thee; I will sing praise to Thy name, O Thou Most High.
3 When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at Thy presence.
4 For Thou hast maintained my right and my cause; Thou sittest on the throne judging right.
5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, Thou hast destroyed the wicked; Thou hast blotted out their name for ever and ever.
6 O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and Thou hast destroyed their cities; their memorial is perished with them.
7 But the Lord shall endure for ever; He hath prepared His throne for judgment.
8 And He shall judge the world with righteousness; He shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.
9 The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
10 And they that know Thy name will put their trust in Thee; for Thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek Thee.
11 Sing praises to the Lord who dwelleth in Zion! Declare among the people His doings.
12 When He maketh inquisition for blood, He remembereth them; He forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
13 Have mercy upon me, O Lord! Consider my trouble which I suffer from them that hate me, Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death,
14 that I may show forth all Thy praise at the gates of the daughter of Zion. I will rejoice in Thy salvation.
15 The heathen have sunk down into the pit that they made; in the net which they hid, their own foot is taken.
16 The Lord is known by the judgment which He executeth; the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah
17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.
18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten; the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.
19 Arise, O Lord, let not man prevail; let the heathen be judged in Thy sight.
20 Put them in fear, O Lord; that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah
Acts 18 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
18 After these things, Paul departed from Athens and came to Corinth.
2 There he found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus and lately come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome. Paul went unto them,
3 and because he was of the same craft, he lodged with them and worked; for by their occupation they were tentmakers.
4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.
5 And when Silas and Timothy had come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ.
6 But when they opposed themselves and blasphemed, he shook his raiment and said unto them, “Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean. From henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.”
7 And he departed thence and entered into a certain man’s house named Justus, one who worshiped God and whose house was adjoining the synagogue.
8 And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, with all his house. And many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed and were baptized.
9 Then the Lord spoke to Paul in the night through a vision, saying, “Be not afraid, but speak and hold not thy peace.
10 For I am with thee, and no man shall set upon thee to hurt thee, for I have many people in this city.”
11 And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the Word of God among them.
12 And when Gallio was deputy of Achaia, the Jews with one accord began an insurrection against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat,
13 saying, “This fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law.”
14 And when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, “If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O ye Jews, reason would have it that I should bear with you.
15 But if it be a question of words and names and your own law, look ye to it; for I will not be judge of such matters.”
16 And he drove them from the judgment seat.
17 Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the synagogue, and beat him in front of the judgment seat. But Gallio was concerned about none of those things.
18 And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila, having shorn his head at Cenchrea, for he had made a vow.
19 And he came to Ephesus and left them there, but he himself entered into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews.
20 When they desired him to tarry a longer time with them, he consented not,
21 but bade them farewell, saying, “I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem, but I will return again unto you, if God wills.” And he sailed from Ephesus.
22 And when he had landed at Caesarea and had gone up and saluted the church, he went down to Antioch.
23 And after he had spent some time there, he departed and went through all the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples.
24 And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man and mighty in the Scriptures, came to Ephesus.
25 This man was instructed in the Way of the Lord; and being fervent in the Spirit, he spoke and taught diligently the things of the Lord, though he knew only the baptism of John.
26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Aquila and Priscilla had heard him, they took him unto them and expounded unto him the Way of God more perfectly.
27 And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him. And when he had come, he helped them much who had believed through grace;
28 for he mightily refuted the Jews (and that publicly), showing by the Scriptures that Jesus was Christ.