11Setting sail therefore from Tro'as, we made a direct voyage to Sam'othrace, and the following day to Ne-ap'olis,12and from there to Philip'pi, which is the leading city of the district of Macedo'nia, and a Roman colony. We remained in this city some days;13and on the sabbath day we went outside the gate to the riverside, where we supposed there was a place of prayer; and we sat down and spoke to the women who had come together.14One who heard us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyati'ra, a seller of purple goods, who was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to give heed to what was said by Paul.15And when she was baptized, with her household, she besought us, saying, "If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay." And she prevailed upon us.
Psalms 149:1-6, 9
1Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the faithful!2Let Israel be glad in his Maker, let the sons of Zion rejoice in their King!3Let them praise his name with dancing, making melody to him with timbrel and lyre!4For the LORD takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with victory.5Let the faithful exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their couches.6Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands,9to execute on them the judgment written! This is glory for all his faithful ones. Praise the LORD!
1526But when the Counselor comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness to me;27and you also are witnesses, because you have been with me from the beginning.161"I have said all this to you to keep you from falling away.2They will put you out of the synagogues; indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.3And they will do this because they have not known the Father, nor me.4But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you of them. "I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you.