Devotional Readings

Acts 21 – Greek and Hebrew

One short fall I have is that I never learned the Greek and Hebrew languages.

Paul did not have this issue….

Act 21:37  And as Paul was to be led into the castle, he said unto the chief captain, May I speak unto thee? Who said, Canst thou speak Greek?

Act 21:38  Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest an uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers?

Act 21:39  But Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.

Act 21:40  And when he had given him licence, Paul stood on the stairs, and beckoned with the hand unto the people. And when there was made a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew tongue, saying,

Nor do some of my favorite people:

John Gill (23 November 1697 – 14 October 1771) was an English Baptist pastor, biblicalscholar, and theologian who held to a firm Calvinistic soteriology. Born in KetteringNorthamptonshire, he attended Kettering Grammar School where he mastered the Latinclassics and learned Greek by age 11. He continued self-study in everything from logic to Hebrew, his love for the latter remaining throughout his life.

John Quincy Adams, who read the Bible in French, German, English, Latin, Greek and Hebrew as well as a few other versions.

At my age I doubt I will ever make it to those classes, but at least I can use a good. KJV+ version with Strongs Numbers, so I can look up words in one of several Lexicon’s.

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