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1 John 4

^1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they
are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

^2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that
Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

^3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in
the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof
ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

^4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because
greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

^5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the
world heareth them.

^6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God
heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of
error.

^7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one
that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

^8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

^9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God
sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

^10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and
sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

^11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

^12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God
dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

^13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath
given us of his Spirit.

^14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be
the Saviour of the world.

^15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth
in him, and he in God.

^16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is
love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

^17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the
day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

^18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear:
because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

^19 We love him, because he first loved us.

^20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for
he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God
whom he hath not seen?

^21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love
his brother also.

1 John 3

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we
should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not,
because it knew him not.

^2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what
we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like
him; for we shall see him as he is.

^3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as
he is pure.

^4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the
transgression of the law.

^5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him
is no sin.

^6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not
seen him, neither known him.

^7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness
is righteous, even as he is righteous.

^8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from
the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he
might destroy the works of the devil.

^9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth
in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

^10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the
devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that
loveth not his brother.

^11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we
should love one another.

^12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And
wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his
brother’s righteous.

^13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

^14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love
the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.

^15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no
murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

^16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life
for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

^17 But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need,
and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love
of God in him?

^18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but
in deed and in truth.

^19 And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our
hearts before him.

^20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and
knoweth all things.

^21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence
toward God.

^22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his
commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

^23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of
his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

^24 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in
him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he
hath given us.

1 John 2

^1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not.
And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ
the righteous:
^2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but
also for the sins of the whole world.
^3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
^4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a
liar, and the truth is not in him.
^5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God
perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
^6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even
as he walked.
^7 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old
commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the
word which ye have heard from the beginning.
^8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in
him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now
shineth.
^9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in
darkness even until now.
^10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none
occasion of stumbling in him.
^11 But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in
darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath
blinded his eyes.
^12 I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven
you for his name’s sake.
^13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from
the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the
wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the
Father.
^14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is
from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are
strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the
wicked one.
^15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If
any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
^16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust
of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the
world.
^17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth
the will of God abideth for ever.
^18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that
antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we
know that it is the last time.
^19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had
been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went
out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
^20 But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.
^21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but
because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
^22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is
antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
^23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that
acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
^24 Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the
beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain
in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.
^25 And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
^26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
^27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and
ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth
you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath
taught you, ye shall abide in him.
^28 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear,
we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
^29 If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth
righteousness is born of him.

This book tells us a lot about how to tell what kind of fruit someone is
bearing, and helps us realize some of the things we need to do to
perfect Gods love in us. (See verse 5) The bible tells us to keep Gods
words and abide in them, that means to obey, this chapter also tells us
that we are to keep that which was given to us from the beginning. For a
list of the ten commandments go to Exodus 20, they are laid out for you
there. There should be no interpretaition needed or confusion about what
they say, just read them as they are and obey them, “For God is not the
author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”
1Corinthians14:33. The law that the new testament freed us from was the
lavitical law and the mosiac law, which are about the same I believe,
but not from the commandments of God that he said to keep for ever and
ever. The importance of keeping the commandments is throughout the word
of God, from Exodus all the way to the last chapter in Revelation. So
from this chapter we get a lot of information about how to tell if we
are in Christ or not, and also how to tell if someone else truly loves
the Lord.
So how about you? Are you keeping Gods commandments? If you do, what’s
the worst that could happen? If you don’t what do you think will happen?
Give us some of your input let us know what you think about todays reading.

Acts 4

^1 And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of
the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them,

^2 Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through
Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

^3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day:
for it was now eventide.

^4 Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number
of the men was about five thousand.

^5 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders,
and scribes,

^6 And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander,
and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered
together at Jerusalem.

^7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power,
or by what name, have ye done this?

^8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of
the people, and elders of Israel,

^9 If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent
man, by what means he is made whole;

^10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by
the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised
from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

^11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is
become the head of the corner.

^12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other
name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

^13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived
that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took
knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

^14 And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they
could say nothing against it.

^15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council,
they conferred among themselves,

^16 Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable
miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in
Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it.

^17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly
threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.

^18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor
teach in the name of Jesus.

^19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right
in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.

^20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

^21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding
nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men
glorified God for that which was done.

^22 For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of
healing was shewed.

^23 And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all
that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.

^24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with
one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and
earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:

^25 Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the
heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?

^26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered
together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

^27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast
anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the
people of Israel, were gathered together,

^28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to
be done.

^29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy
servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

^30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders
may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

^31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were
assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and
they spake the word of God with boldness.

^32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of
one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he
possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

^33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection
of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

^34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were
possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the
things that were sold,

^35 And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made
unto every man according as he had need.

^36 And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is,
being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country
of Cyprus,

^37 Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the
apostles’ feet.

Acts 3

^1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of
prayer, being the ninth hour.

^2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they
laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask
alms of them that entered into the temple;

^3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.

^4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.

^5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.

^6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have
give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

^7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and
immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

^8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the
temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

^9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:

^10 And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful
gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at
that which had happened unto him.

^11 And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the
people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon’s,
greatly wondering.

^12 And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of
Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as
though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?

^13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our
fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied
him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.

^14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to
be granted unto you;

^15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead;
whereof we are witnesses.

^16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong,
whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this
perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

^17 And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did
also your rulers.

^18 But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all
his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.

^19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be
blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence
of the Lord.

^20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:

^21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all
things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets
since the world began.

^22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord
your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye
hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.

^23 And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear
that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.

^24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after,
as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.

^25 Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God
made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all
the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

^26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to
bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

Acts 2

^1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one
accord in one place.

^2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty
wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

^3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it
sat upon each of them.

^4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak
with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

^5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every
nation under heaven.

^6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and
were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own
language.

^7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another,
Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?

^8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

^9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia,
and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

^10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about
Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

^11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the
wonderful works of God.

^12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another,
What meaneth this?

^13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

^14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and
said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be
this known unto you, and hearken to my words:

^15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the
third hour of the day.

^16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

^17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour
out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall
prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall
dream dreams:

^18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those
days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

^19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth
beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

^20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood,
before the great and notable day of the Lord come:

^21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of
the Lord shall be saved.

^22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man
approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God
did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:

^23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge
of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

^24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because
it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

^25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before
my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

^26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover
also my flesh shall rest in hope:

^27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou
suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

^28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me
full of joy with thy countenance.

^29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch
David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us
unto this day.

^30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an
oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he
would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

^31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his
soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

^32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

^33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having
received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth
this, which ye now see and hear.

^34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself,
The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

^35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

^36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath
made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

^37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and
said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what
shall we do?

^38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you
in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall
receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

^39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that
are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call.

^40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save
yourselves from this untoward generation.

^41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same
day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

^42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and
fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

^43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done
by the apostles.

^44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

^45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men,
as every man had need.

^46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and
breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and
singleness of heart,

^47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord
added to the church daily such as should be saved.

Acts 1

*1* The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus
began both to do and teach,*2* Until the day in which he was taken up,
after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the
apostles whom he had chosen:*3* To whom also he shewed himself alive
after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty
days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of
God:*4* And, being assembled together with them , commanded them that
they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the
Father, which, saith he , ye have heard of me.*5* For John truly
baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not
many days hence.*6* When they therefore were come together, they asked
of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom
to Israel?*7* And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times
or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.*8* But ye
shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye
shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Jud├Ža, and in
Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.*9* And when he had
spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud
received him out of their sight.*10* And while they looked stedfastly
toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white
apparel;*11* Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up
into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven,
shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into
heaven.*12* Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called
Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey.*13* And when
they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both
Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew,
and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the
brother of James.*14* These all continued with one accord in prayer and
supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his
brethren.

*15* And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and
said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and
twenty,)*16* Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been
fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before
concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.*17* For he
was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.*18* Now
this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling
headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed
out.*19* And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch
as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to
say, The field of blood.*20* For it is written in the book of Psalms,
Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his
bishoprick let another take.*21* Wherefore of these men which have
companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among
us,*22* Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he
was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of
his resurrection.*23* And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas,
who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.*24* And they prayed, and said,
Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men , shew whether of these
two thou hast chosen,*25* That he may take part of this ministry and
apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to
his own place.*26* And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon
Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Judges 16:20-31

20 And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the Lord was departed from him. 21 But the Philistines took him, and put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza, and bound him with fetters of brass; and he did grind in the prison house. 22 Howbeit the hair of his head began to grow again after he was shaven. 23 Then the lords of the Philistines gathered them together for to offer a great sacrifice unto Dagon their god, and to rejoice: for they said, Our god hath delivered Samson our enemy into our hand. 24 And when the people saw him, they praised their god: for they said, Our god hath delivered into our hands our enemy, and the destroyer of our country, which slew many of us. 25 And it came to pass, when their hearts were merry, that they said, Call for Samson, that he may make us sport. And they called for Samson out of the prison house; and he made them sport: and they set him between the pillars. 26 And Samson said unto the lad that held him by the hand, Suffer me that I may feel the pillars whereupon the house standeth, that I may lean upon them 27 Now the house was full of men and women; and all the lords of the Philistines were there; and there were upon the roof about three thousand men and