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Elymas struck blind.

CHAP. XIII. Paul preacheth at Antioch Barnabas and Saul, for the work where-nations in the land of Chanaan, he diunto I have called them.

vided their land to them by lot. 3 And when they had fasted and prayed, 20 And after that, he gave unto them and laid their hands on them, th

judges, about the space of four hundred them away.

and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet. 41 So they being sent forth by the Holy 21 And afterward they desired a king: Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from and God gave unto thein Saul the son of thence they sailed to Cyprus.

Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by 5 And when they were at Salamis, the space of forty years. they preached the word of God in the 22 And when he had removed him, he synagogues of the Jews. And they had raised up unto them David to be their also John to their minister.

king: to whom also he gave testimony, 6 And when they had gone through the and said, I have found David the son of de unto Paphos, they found a certain Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose shall fulfil all my will. name was Bar-jesus:

| 23 Of this man's seed hath God, accord-
7 Which was with the deputy of the ing to his promise, raised unto Israel a
country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man ; Saviour, Jesus:
who called for Barnabas and Saul, and 24 When John had first preached, before
desired to hear the word of God. This coming, the baptism of repentance to

8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his all the people of Israel.
name by interpretation) withstood them, 25 And as John fulfilled his course, he
seeking to turn away the deputy from said, who think ye that I amı? I am not
the faith.

he. But behold, there cometh one after
9 Then Saul, (who also is called Paul) me, whose shoes of his feet I am not
filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes worthy to loose.
on him,

26 Men and brethren, children of the 10 And said, O full of all subtilty, and stock of Abraham, and whosoever among all unischief, thou child of the devil, thou you feareth God, to you is the word of enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou this salvation sent. not cease to pervert the right ways of the 27 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, Lord ?

and their rulers, because they knew him Il And now behold, the hand of the not, nor yet the voices of the prophets Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be which are read every sabbath-day, they blind, not seeing the sun for a season. have fulfilled them in condemining him. And immediately there fell on him a 28 And though they found no cause of mist and a darkness; and he went about death in him, yet desired they Pilato seeking some to lead hun by the hand. that he should be slain.

12 Then the deputy, when he saw what 29 And when they had fulfilled all that was done, believed, being astonished at was written of him, they took him down the doctrine of the Lord.

from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre. 13 Now when Paul and his company 30 But God raised him from the dead : loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga 31 And he was seen many days of them in l'annphylia: And John departing from which came up with him from Galilee to them, returned to Jerusalem.

Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto 14. But when they departed from the people. Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, 32 And we declate unto you glad tidings, and went into the synagogue on the sab- how that the promise which was matie bath-day, and sat down.

unto the fathers, 15 And after the reading of the law and 33 God hath fulfilled the same into 113 the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue their children, in that he hath raised up fent unto them, saying, Ye men and Jesus again ; as it is also written in the brethren, if ye have any word of exhor- second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day tation for the people, say on.

have I begotten thee. 16 Then Paul stood up, and beckoning 34 And as concerning that he raised with his hand, said, Men ot' Israel, and him up from the dead, now no more w ye that fear God, give audience.

return to corruption, he said on this wise, 17 The God of this people of Israel I will give you the sure mercies of David. choke our fathers, and exalted the people 35 W erefore he saith also in another when hey dwelt as strangers in the land psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thy Holy of Egypt, and with a high arm brought|One to see corruption. he them out of it.

| 36 For David, after he had served his 18 And about the time of forty years suf- own generation by the will of God, fel fered he their manners in the widerness. on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers . 19 And when he had destroyed seven and saw corruption :

But when Jerusaledepirrting perga31 But God and laid his took

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sospel.

The Jeus blaspheme.

THE ACTS. Paul healeth the crippe 37 But he, whom God raised again, saw a great multitude, both of the Jews, and no corruption.

also of the Greeks, believed. 38 | Be it known unto you therefore,/ 2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up men and brethren, that through this man the Gentiles, and made their minds evilis preached unto you the forgiveness of affected against the brethren. sins;

| 3 Long time therefore abode they speak 39 And by him all that believe are jusing boldly in the Lord, which gave testitified from all things, from which ye mony unto the word of his grace, and could not be justified by the law of Moses. granted signs and wonders to be done by

40 Beware therefore, lest that come their hands. upon you which is spoken of in the 4 But the multitude of the city was prophets;

divided : and part held with the Jews, 41 Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and part with the apostles. and perish: for I work a work in your 5 And when there was an assault made days, a work which ye shall in no wise both of the Gentiles, and also of the Jews, believe, though a man declare it unto you. with their rulers, to use them despitefully,

42 And when the Jews were gone out and to stone them, of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought 6 They were ware of it, and fled unto that these words might be preached to Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, them the next sabbath.

and unto the region that lieth round 43 Now, when the congregation was about: broken up, many of the Jews and reli- 7 And there they preached the gious proselytes followed Paul and Bar- 8 And there sat a certain man at Lystra, nabas; who speaking to them, persuaded impotent in his feet, being a cripple from them to continue in the grace of God. his mother's womb, who never had

44 | And the next sabbath-day came walked. almost the whole city together to hear 9 The same heard Paul speak: who the word of God.

steadfastly beholding him, and perceiving 45 But when the Jews saw the multi-that he had faith to be healed, tudes, they were filled with envy, and 10 Said with a loud voice, Stand upright spake against those things which were on thy feet. And he leaped and walked. spoken by Paul, contradicting and blas- 11 And when the people saw what pheming.

Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, 46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The bold, and said, It was necessary that the gods are come down to us in the likeness word of God should first have been of men. spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from 12 And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; you, and judge yourselves unworthy and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the chief speaker. . Gentiles :

13 Then the priest of Jupiter, which 47 For so liath the Lord commanded us, was hefore their city, brought oxen and saying, I have set thee to be a light of garlands unto the gates, and would liave the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for done sacrifice with the people. salvation unto the ends of the earth. 14 Which when the apostles, Barnabas

48 And when the Gentiles heard this, and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, they were glad, and glorified the word of and ran in among the people, crying out, the Lord : and as many as were ordained 15 And saying, Sirs, why do ye these to eternal life, believed.

things? We also are men of like passions 49 And the word of the Lord was pub- with you, and preach unto you, that yo Jished throughout all the region. should turn from these vanities unto the

50 But the Jews stirred up the devout living God, which made lieaven, and and honourable women, and the chief earth, and the sea, and all things that men of the city, and raised persecution are therein: against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled 16 Who in times past suffered all nations them out of their coasts.

to walk in their own ways. 51 But they shook off the dust of their 17 Nevertheless he left not himself feet against them, and came unto Ico-without witness, in that he did good, and nium.

I gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful 52 And the disciples were filled with seasons, filling our hearts with foorland joy and with the Holy Ghost.

gladness. CHAP. XIV.

18 And with these sayings scarce re· Paul and Barnabas are persecuted. strained they the people, that they had

ND it came to pass in Iconium, that not done sacrifice unto them.

they went boih together into the 19 | And there came thither certair synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that/Jews from Antioch, and Iconium, who

Drssension about circumcision. CHAP. XV. Letters to the churches persuaded the people, and having stoned | 7 And when there had been much disPaul, drew him out of the city, supposing puting, Peter rose up and said unto them, he had been dead.

Men and brethren, ye know how that a 20 Howbeit, as the disciples stood round good while ago, God made choice among about him, be rose up, and came into the us, that the Gentiles, by iny mouth, city: and the next day he departed with should hear the word of the gospel, and Barnabas to Derbe.

believe. 21 And when they had preached the 8 And God, which knoweth the hearts, gospel to that city, and had taught many, bare theni witness, giving them the Holy they returned again to Lystra, and to Ghost, even as he did unto us : Leonium, and to Antioch,

9 And put no difference between us and 22 onfirining the souls of the disci-theni, purifying their hearts by faith. ples, and exhorting them to continue in 10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, the faith, and that we must through much to put a yoke upon the neck of the dis tribulation enter into the kingdom of Iciples, which neither our fathers nor we God.

were able to bear?

23. And when they had ordained them 11 But we believe, that through the elders in every church, and had prayed grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, we shall with fasting, they comunended them to be saved, even as they. the Lord, on whom they believed. | 12 11 Then all the multitude kept si

24 And after they had prssed through-lence, and gave audience to Barnabas and

out Pisidia, they came to Painphylia. Paul, declaring what miracles and won1125 And when they had preached the ders God had wrought among the Gen

word in Perga, they went down into tiles by them. Attalia:

13 And after they had held their 26 And thence sailed to Antioch, from peace, James answered, saying, Men whence they had been recominended to and brethren, hearken unto me. the grace of God, for the work which 14 Simeon hath declared bow God at. they fulfilled.

the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out 27 And when they were come, and had of them a people for his name. gathered the church together, they re- 15 And to this agree the words of the hearsed all that God had done with them, prophets ; as it is written, and how he had opened the door of faith 16 After this I will return, and will unto the Gentiles.

28 And there they abode long time with is faller, down; and I will build again the the disciples.

ruins thereof, and I will set it up: CHAP. XV.

17 That the residue of men might seek Dissension about circumcision. after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon ND certain men which came down whom my name is called, saith the Lord, A from Judea, taught the brethren, who doeth all these things. and said, Except ye be circumcised after 18 Known unto God are all his works the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. from the beginning of the world.

2 When therefore Paul and Barnabas 19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we 1. had no small dissension and disputation trouble not them, which from among the

with them, they determined that Paul Genties are tumed to God: and Barnabas, and certain other of them, / 20 But that we write unto them that should go up to Jerusalem unto the apos- they allstain froin pullutions of idols, and tles and elders about this question

from fornication, and from things strange 3 And being brought on their way by led, and from blood. the church, they passed through Phenice 21 For Moses of old time hatk in every and Samaria, declaring the conversion of city them that preach him, being read in the Gentiles : and they caused great joy the synagogues every sabbath-day. unto all the brethren.

| 22 Then pleased it the apostles and 4 And when they were come to Jeru- elders, with the whole church, to send salem, they were received of the church, chosen men of their own company to and of the apostles and elders, and they Antioch, with Paul and Barnabas ; name. declared all things that God had donely, Judas surnamed Barsahas, and Silas, with them.

chief men among the brethren: 5 But there rose up certain of the sect 23 And tuey wrote letters by in af of the Pharisees, which believed, saying, ter this manner; The apostles, and el

That it was needful to circiuncise them, ders, and brethren, send greeting into the and to command them to keep the law brethren which are of the Gentiles in of Moses.

Antioch, and Syria, and Silicia. 6 And the apostles and elders came! 24 Forasmuch as we have heard, that together for to ceisicer of this matter. certain wlich went out from us, have

hearsed all that Gocened the door of faith build again the tabernacul build again the

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Paul and Barnabas separate. THE ACTS.

Paul visits Macedonia. troubled you with words, subvorting your certain woman which was a Jewess, and souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, believed, but his father was a Greek : and keep the law; to whom we gave no 2 Which was well reported of by the such commandment:

brethren that were at Lystra and Ico 25 It seemed good unto us, being as- nium sembled with one accord, to send chosen 3 Him would Paul have to go forth with men unto you, with our beloved Bania- him; and took and circumcised him, bebas and Paul :

cause of the Jews which were in those 26 Men that have hazarded their lives quarters : for they knew all that his fafor the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (ther was a Greek :

27 We have sent therefore Judas and 4 And as they went through the cities. Silas, who shall also tell you the same they delivered them the decrees for to things by mouth.

keep, that were ordained of the apostles 28 For it seemed good to the Holy and elders which were at Jerusalem. Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no 5 And so were the churches established greater burden than these necessary in the faith, and increased in number things;

daily. 29 That ve abstain from meats offered 6 Now, when they had gone throughout to idols, and from blood, and from things Phrygia, and the region of Galatia, and strangled, and from fornication : from were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do preach the word in Asia; well. Fare ye well.

17 After they were come to Mysia, they 30 So when they were dismissed, they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the came to Antioch : and when they had Spirit suffered them not. gathered the multitude together, they de- 8 And they passing by Mysia, came livered the epistle.

down to Troas. 31 Which when they had read, they re- 9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the joiced for the consolation.

night: There stood a man of Macedonia, 32 And Judas and Silas, being prophets and prayed him, saying, Come over into also themselves, exhorted the brethren Macedonia, and help us. with many words, and confirmed them. 10 And after he had seen the vision,

33 And after they had tarried there a immediately we endeavoured to go into space, they were let go in peace from the Macedonia, assuredly gathering, that the brethren unto the apostles.

Lord had called us for to preach the gos 34 Notwithstanding, it pleased Silas to pel unto them. abide there still.

111 Therefore loosing from Troas, we 35 Paul also and Barnabas continued in came with a straight course to SamothraAntioch, teaching and preaching the cia, and the next day w Neapolis; word of the Lord, with many others also. 12 And from thence to Philippi, which | 36 | And some days after, Paul said is the chief city of that part of Macedounto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit nia, and a colony: and we were in that our brethren, in every city where we city abiding certain days. have preached the word of the Lord, and 13 And on the sabbath we went out of see how they do.

[the city by a river side, where prayer 37 And Barnabas determined to take was wont to be made ; and we sat down, with them John, whose surname was and spake unto the women which reMark.

sorted thither. 38 But Paul thought not good to take 14 | And a certain woman named him with them, who departed from them Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of from Pamphylia, and went not with them Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard to the work.

us; whose heart the Lord opened, that 39 And the contention was so sharp she attended unto the things which were between them, that they departed asun-spoken of Paul day one from the other: and so Barnabas 15 And when she was baptized, and took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus. her household, she hesought us, saying, If

40 And Paul chose Silas, and depërted, ye have judged me to be faithful to the being recommended by the brethren unto Lord, come into my house, and abide the grace of God.

there : And she constrained us. 41 And he went through Syria and Ci- 16 And it came to pass as we went to licía, confirming the churches.

prayer, a certain damsel possessed with CHAP. XVI.

a spirit of divination, met us, which Paul circumciseth Timothy, &c. brought her masters much gain by soothTHEN came he to Derhe and Lystm : savini: 1 and berod, a certain disciple was 17 The same followed Paul and us, and there, narod Timotheus, the son of a cried, saying, These men are the ser

Paul and Silas imprisoned. - CHAP. XVII. They are set at liberty vants of the most high God, which shew this saying to Paul, The magistrates have unto us the way of salvation.

sent w let you go: now theretore depart, 18 And this did she many days. But and go in peace. Paul being grieved, turned and said to the 37 But Paul said unto thein, They have spirit, I command thee in the name of beaten us openly uncondemned, being Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he Romans, and have cast us into prison ; came out the same hour.

and now do they thrust us out privi!y? 19 | And when her masters saw that nay verily; but let them come theniselves the hope of their gains was gone, they and fetch us out. caught Paul and Silas, and drew them in- 38 And the sergeants told these words to the marketplace unto the rulers, unto the magistrates: and they feared

20 And brought them to the magistrates, when they heard that they were Rosaying, Tliese men, being Jews, do ex- mans. ceedingly trouble our city,

| 39 And they came and besought them, 21 And teach customs which are no: and brought them out, and desired them awful for us to receive, neither to ob- to depart out of the city. serve, being Romans.

| 40 And they went out of the prison, 22 And the multitude rose up together and entered into the house of Lydia : against them; and the magistrates rent and when they had seen the brethren, off their clothes, and commanded to beat they comforted them, and departed chem.

CHAP. XVII. 23 And when they had laid many Paul preacheth at Thessalonica. stripes upon them, they cast them into NOW when they had passed through prison, charging the jailer to keep them Amphipolis, and Apollonia, they safely.

came to Thessalonica, where was a syna. 24 Who having received such a charge, gogue of the Jews. thrust them into the inner prison, and 2 And Paul, as his manner was, went made their feet fast in the stocks. in unto them, and three sabbath-days

25 11 And at midnight Paul and Silas reasoned with them out of the scriptures, prayed, and sang praises unto God: and 3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must the prisoners heard them.

needs have suffered, and risen again 26. And suddenly there was a great from the dead; and that this Jesus, whoin earthquake, sothat the foundations of the I preach unto you, is Christ. prison were shaken: and immediately! 4 And some of them believed, and conall the doors were opened, and every sorted with Paul and Silas: and of the one's bands were loosed.

devout Greeks a great multitude, and of 27 And the keeper of the prison awak-the chief women not a few. ing out of his sleep, and seeing the prison-1 5 1 But the Jews which believed not, doors open, he drew out his sword, and moved with envy, took unto them certain would have killed biinself, supposing that lewd fellows of the biiser sort, and gaththe prisoners had been fled.

ered a company, and set all the city on 28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, an upron, and assauted the house of saying, Do thyself no harin: for we are Jason, and sought to bring them out to all here.

the people. 29 Then he called for a light, and sprang 6 And when they found them not, they in, and care treinbling, and fell down drew Jason and certain brethren unto the before Paul and Silas;

rulers of the city, crying, These that have 30 And brought iheni out, and said, Sirs, turned the world upside down, are come what must I do to be saved ?

hither also; 31 And they said, Believe on the Lord 7 Whoin Jason hath received: and Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and these all do contrary to the decrees of thy house,

Cesar, saying, that there is another king, 32 And they spake unto him the word one Jesus. of the Lord, and to all that were in his 8 And they troubled the people, and house.

the rulers of the city, when they heard 33 And he took them the same hour of these things. the night, and washed their stripes; and! 9 And when they had taken security of was baptized, he and all his, straight way. l.lason and of the other, they let theni go.

34 And when he had brought them into 10 And the brethren immediately Iris house, he set meat before them, and re- sent aivay Paul and Silas by night into joiced, believing in God with all his house. Berea: who coming thither, went into

35 And when it was day, the magis- the synag gue of the Jews. trutes sent the sergeants, saying, Let 11 These were more noble than those thuse iwen go.

in Thessalonica, in that they received 36 And the keeper of the prison , Jld the word with all readiness of inind, and

levout with Paul and

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