Acts Devotional Commentary [Acts 13:4-12] Barnabas and Saul On Cyprus

Paul and Barnabas Holding the Church at Cyprus

Saul and Barnabas On Cyprus Acts 13:4-12 4 The two of them [Saul & Barnabas], sent on their way by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia and sailed from there to Cyprus. 5 When they arrived at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the Jewish synagogues. John was with them as their … Read more

Acts Devotional Commentary [Acts 12:25-3:3] Barnabas and Saul Sent Off

Barnabas and Saul Sent Off Acts 12:25-3:3 When Barnabas and Saul had finished their mission, they returned from Jerusalem, taking with them John, also called Mark. Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. 2 While they were worshiping the Lord and … Read more

Acts Devotional Commentary [Acts 12:20-24] Herod’s Death

Arundel, Christ before Pilate and Herod, c. 1310

Herod’s Death Acts 12:20-24 Then Herod went from Judea to Caesarea and stayed there. 20 He had been quarreling with the people of Tyre and Sidon; they now joined together and sought an audience with him. After securing the support of Blastus, a trusted personal servant of the king, they asked for peace, because they depended on the king’s … Read more

Acts Devotional Commentary [Acts 12:6-19] Peter’s Miraculous Escape From Prison

Hendrick Terbrugghen, The Liberation of Saint Peter

Peter’s Miraculous Escape From Prison Acts 12:6-19 The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance. 7 Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side … Read more

Archaic and Outdated Words in The King James Bible (KJV)

1631 Holy Bible, Robert Barker -John Bill, London. King James Version

I’ve previously discussed the difficulty in reading the KJV and the issue of outdated languages, however, I was recently having a discussion about such archaic words and I thought it would be nice to have a list of such words, where they occurred in scripture, and what they meant in modern English. I was lucky … Read more