མཛད་པ། Acts 26:1-11

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Agrippa said to Paul, “You have permission to speak for yourself.” Then Paul stretched out his hand and made his defense:

“I consider myself fortunate that it is before you, King Agrippa, I am going to make my defense today against all the accusations of the Jews, especially because you are familiar with all the customs and controversies of the Jews. Therefore I beg you to listen to me patiently.

 “My manner of life from my youth, spent from the beginning among my own nation and in Jerusalem, is known by all the Jews. They have known for a long time, if they are willing to testify, that according to the strictest party of our religion I have lived as a Pharisee. And now I stand here on trial because of my hope in the promise made by God to our fathers, to which our twelve tribes hope to attain, as they earnestly worship night and day. And for this hope I am accused by Jews, O king! Why is it thought incredible by any of you that God raises the dead?

“I myself was convinced that I ought to do many things in opposing the name of Jesus of Nazareth. And I did so in Jerusalem. I not only locked up many of the saints in prison after receiving authority from the chief priests, but when they were put to death I cast my vote against them. And I punished them often in all the synagogues and tried to make them blaspheme, and in raging fury against them I persecuted them even to foreign cities. (Acts 26:1-11)

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Jesus told his apostles, at such time as they were brought before kings and governors, to trust the Holy Spirit to guide them in what to say (Luke’s Gospel Chapter 21 verses 12-15).

In verses 4-11 we read Paul’s testimony; he starts by describing his upbringing as a Pharisee by teachers in the temple. Because of this he had belief in resurrection, but he also became fiercely opposed to the Jesus Way of liberation from the obstacle of sin.

Next time we will read in verses 12-20 his own description of how he was converted to believe in Jesus, and then began to serve him (see Acts 9 verses 1-30 for Luke’s description).

ལེའུ་དང་པོ། 6:43-45 (Gospel of Luke)

ཁོང་གིས་“ཤིང་སྡོང་བཟང་པོ་ལས་འབྲས་བུ་ངན་པ་མི་སྐྱེ་ལ། ཤིང་སྡོང་ངན་པ་ལས་འབྲས་བུ་ལེགས་པོ་མི་སྐྱེ།

དེའི་ཕྱིར་ཤིང་སྡོང་རེ་རེ་འབྲས་བུ་ནས་ངོ་ཤེས། སུས་ཀྱང་ཚེར་ཤིང་ནས་བསེ་ཡབ་ཀྱི་འབྲས་བུ་མི་ལེན་ལ། ཡང་ན་སེ་བའི་མེ་ཏོག་ནས་རྒུན་འབྲུམ་འཐོག་མི་སྲིད།

སེམས་ཀྱི་བཟང་མཛོད་ནས་མི་སེམས་བཟང་པོ་ཞིག་གིས་བཟང་པོ་འདོན་དང༌། སེམས་ཀྱི་ངན་མཛོད་ནས་མི་ངན་པ་ཞིག་གིས་ངན་པ་འདོན། གང་ལགས་ཟེར་ན། སེམས་ཀྱི་མཛོད་ནས་ཁ་ཡིས་བརྗོད།

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“For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

路加福音 6:43-45

「因為沒有好樹結壞果子,也沒有壞樹結好果子。凡樹木看果子就可以認出它來。人不是從荊棘上摘無花果,也不是從蒺藜裡摘葡萄。 善人從他心裡所存的善就發出善來,惡人從他心裡所存的惡就發出惡來;因為心裡所充滿的,口裡就說出來。