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Paul is sent to Rome.

THE ACTS. Hs dangerous voyage 3 And the next day we touched at should be saved was then taken away Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated 21 But after long abstinence, Paul stood Paul, and gave him liberty to go unto forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, his friends to refresh himself.

ve should have hearkened to me, and 4 And when we had launched from not have loosed from Crete, and to have theuce, we sailed under Cyprus, because I gained this harm and loss. the winds were contrary. ,

22 And now I exhort you to be of good 5 And when we had sailed over the cheer: for there shall be no loss of any sea of Cilicia and Painphylia, we came man's life among you, but of the ship. to Myra, a city of Lycia.

23 For there stood by me this night the 6 And there the centurion found a ship langel of God, whose I ain, and whoin I of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he serve, put us therein.

| 24 saying, Fear not, Paul ; thou must 7 And when we had sailed slowly be brought before Cesar: and lo, God many days, and scarce were come over hath given thee all them that sail with against Cnidus, the wind not suffering thee. us, we sailed under Crete, over against 25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: Salmone:

for I believe God, that it shall be even as 8 And hardly passing it, came unto a it was told me. place which is called, The Fair Bavens ;| 26 Howbeit, we must be cast upon a nigh whereunto was the city of Lasca. certain island.

9 Now, when much time was spent, 27 But when the fourteenth night was and when sailing was now dangerous, corne, as we were driven up and down because the fast was now already past, in Adria, about midnight the shipmen Paul admonished them,

Ideemed that they drew near to soine 10 And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive country; that this voyage will be with hut and 28 And sounded, and found it twenty much damage, not only of the lading and fathoms: and when they had gone a ship, but also of our lives.

Little further, they sounded again, and li Nevertheless, the centurion believed found it fifteen fathoins. the master and the owner of the ship! 29 Then fearing lest they should have more than those things which were fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors spoken by Paul.

Tout of the stern, and wished for the day. 12 And because the haven was not 30 And as the shipmen were about to cominodious to winter in, the more parti fiee out of the ship, when they had let advised to depart thence also, if by any down the boat into the sea, under colour means they might attain to Phenice, and as though they would have cast anchors there to winter; which is a haven of out of the foreship, Crete, and lieth toward the south-west 31 Paul said to the centurion, and to the and north-west.

soldiers, Except tliese abide in the ship 13 And when the south wind blew ve cannot be saved. sotty, supposing that they had obtained | 32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed the boat, and let her fall off. close by Crete.

! 33 And while the day was coming on, 14 But not long after there arose against Paul besought them all to take meat, ita tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon. saying, This day is the fourteenth day

15 And when the ship was caught, and that ye bave tarried, and continued could not bear up into the wind, we let fasting, having taken nothing. her drive.

| 34 Wherefore I pray you to take some 16 And running under a certain island' meat ; for this is for your health: for which is called 'lauda, we had much there shall not a hair tall from the head work to come by the boat :

of any of you. 17 Which when they had taken up, 35 And when he had thus spüren, he they nised helps, undergirding the ship; took bread, and gave thanks to God in and fearing lest they should fall into the presence of thein all, and when he liad quicksands, strake sail, and su were broken it, he began to eat. driven.

| 36 Then were they all of good cheer, 18 And we being exceedingly tossed and they also took some meat. with a tempest, the next day they light- 37 And we were in all in the ship two ened the ship;

hundred threescore and sixteen souls. 19 And the third day we cast o it with 38 And when they had eaten enough, our own lands the tackling of the ship. they lightened the ship, and cast out the

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CHAP. XXVIII. He departs for Rome. tain creek with a hore, into the which honours; and when we departed, they they were minded, if it were possible, to laded us with such things as were neces thrust in the ship.

sary. 40. And when they had taken up the 11 And after three months we departed anchors, they committed themselves unto in a ship of Alexandria, which had winthe sea, and loosed the rudder-bands,tered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and hoised up the mainsail to the wind, and Pollux. and made toward shore.

12 And landing at Syracuse, we tarriod 41 And falling into a place where two there three days. seas met, they ran the ship aground; and 13 And fruin thence we fetched a conthe forepart stuck fast, and remained un pass, and came to Rhegium : and after moveable, but the hinder part was bro- one day the south wind blew, and we ken with the viclence of the waves. canie the next day to Puteoli:

42 And the soldiers' counsel was to kill 14 Where we found brethren, and were the prisoners, lest any uf the should desired to tarry with them seven days: swim out, and escape.

and so we went toward Roine. 43 But the centurion, willing to save 15 And from thence, when the brettiPaul, kept them from their purpose, and ren heart of us, they came to meet us as commanded that they which could swim, far as Arpii-forum, and The Three Tavshould cast themselves first into the sea, erns; whom when Paul saw, he thanked and get tv land:

44 And the rest, some on boards, and 16 And wlieni we came to Rome, the some on broken pieces of the ship. And centurion delivered the prisoners to the so it came to pass, that they escaped all captain of the guard: but Paul was sufsafe to land.

fered to dwell by himself, with a soldier CHAP. XXVIII.

that kept him. The barbarians entertain Paul. 17 And it caine to pass, that after three AND when they were escaped, then days, Paul called the chief of the Jews A they knew that the island was called wgether. And when they were come toMelita.

gether, he said unto them, Meu and 2 And the barbarous people shewed us brethren, though I have comunitted noth: no little kindness: for they kindied a ing againsi the people, or custonis ot' our · fire, and received us every une, beause of fithers, yet was I delivered prisoner froin the present rain, and because of the cold. Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans:

3 And when Paul had gathered a bun- 18 Who when they had examined nie, dle of sticks, and laid them on the tire, I woukl have let ane go, because there was there came a viper out of the heal, and 110 cause of death in me. fastened on his hand.

| 19 But when the Jews spake against it 4. And when the barbarians saw theld was constrained to appeal tuito Cesar venomous beast hang on his hand, they not that I had aught to accuse my nasaid among theinselves, No doubt thus tion of. Dian is a murderer, whom, though he hath 20 for this cause therefore have I callea escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth for you, w see yout, and to speak with not to live.

you : because that for the hope of Israel 5 And he shook off the beast into tirei anu bound with this chain. fire, aud felt no harni.

21 And they said to hirn, We neither 6' Howbeit, they looked when he received letters out of Judea concernshould have swollen, or fallen down dead ing thee, neither any of the brethren that suddenly: but after they had louked a cuine,shewed or spake any harin of thee. great while, and saw ni hari come to 22 But we desire to hear of thee, what him, they changed their minds, and said thou thinkest: tör as concerning this that he was a gud.

sect, we know that every where it is In the same quarters were possessions spoken against. of he chief man of the island, whose 23 And when they had ap minted him a naine was Publius ; who receiveci us, and day, there come many to him into his lodged as three days couricously. judging: lo whom he expounded and 8 And it came to piss, that the father of testitied the kingdom of God, persuading Publius lay sick of a fever, and of a then concerning Jesus, both ont of the blowly-flux: to whom Paul entered in, law of Moses, and out of the prophets, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, fruin norning till evening.

24 And some believed the things which 9 So when this was done, others also were sjukeni, and some believed not. which liúd alisenses in the island, cane, 25 And wlien they agreed not among and were healed :

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his calling, $c the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet 28 Be it known therr fore unto you, that unto our fathers,

the salvation of Gou is sent unto tho 26 Saying, Gó unto this people, and Gentiles, and that they will hear it. say, Ilearing ye shall hear, and shall not 29 And when he had said these words, understand ; and seeing ye shall see, and the Jews departed, and had great reanot perceive.

soning among themselves. 27 For the heart of this people is waxed 30 And Paul dwelt two whole years gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, in his own hired house, and received all and their eyes have they closed ; lest that came in unto him, they should see with their eyes, and hear 31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and with their ears, and understand with teaching those things which concern the their leart, and should be converted, and Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no I should heal them. | The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the ROMANS. CHAP. I.

| 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospe) Paul commendeth his calling, &c. of Christ: for it is the power of God unto PAUL, a servant of Jesus Christ, called salvation to every one that believeth; to 1 to be an apostle, separated unto the the Jew first, and also to the Greek. gospel of God,

| 17 For therein is the righteousness of 2 (Which he had promised afore by bis God revealed from faith to faitb: as it is prophets in the holy scriptures,)

written, The just shall live by faith. 3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our 18 For the wrath of God is revealed Lord, which was made of the seed of from heaven against all ungodliness, and David according to the flesh;

unrighteousness of men, who hold the 4 And declared to be the Son of God truth in unrighteousness. with power, according to the Spirit of ho- 19 Because that which may be known liness, by the resurrection from the dead : of God, is manifest in them; for God hath

5 By whom we have received grace shewed it unto them. and apostleship, for obedience to the faith 20 For the invisible things of him from among all nations, for his name: the creation of the world are clearly seen,

6 Among whom are ye also the called being understood by the things that are of Jesus Christ :

made, even his eternal power and God7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of head; so that they are without excuse : God, called to be saints: Grace to you, 21 Because that when they knew God, and peace from God our Father, and the they glorified him not as God, neither Lord Jesus Christ.

were thankful, but became vain in their 8 First, I thank my God through Jesus imaginations, and their foolish heart was Christ for you all, that your faith is spo- darkened. ken of throughout the whole world. 22 Professing themselves to be wise,

9 For God is my witness, whom I serve they became fools; with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, 23 And changed the glory of the incorthat without ceasing I make mention of ruptible God into an image made like to you always in my prayers.

corruptible man, and to birds, and four10 Making request (if by any means footed beasts, and creeping things. now at length I might have a prosperous 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to journey by the will of God) to come unto uncleanness, through the lusts of their you.

own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies 11 For I long to see you, that I may between themselves : impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the 25 Who changed the truth of God into end ye may be established;

a lie, and worshipped and served the 12 That is, that I may be comforted to creature more than the Creator, who is gether with you, by the mutual faith both biessed for ever. Amen. of you and me.

26 For this cause God gave them up 13 Now I would not have you igno-unto vile affections. For even their rant, brethren, that oftentimes I purpos- women did change the natural use into ed to come unto you (but was let hither- that which is against nature: to) that I might have some fruit among! 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the you also, even as among other Gentiles. natural use of the woman, burned in their

14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and lust ove toward another; men with men to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and working that which is unseemly, and reto the unwise.

ceiving in themselves that recompence 15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready of their error which was meet. to preach the gospel to you that are at! 28 And even as they did not like to reRome also.

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Doers of the law justified. CHAP II, III. The Jeros' prerogativo, thein over to a reprobate mind, to do the law, are a law unto themselves those things which are not convenient: 15 Which shew the work of the law

29 Being filled with all righteousness, written in their hearts, their conscience fornication, wickedness covetousness, also bearing withless, and their thoughts maliciousness; full of envy, murder, the mean while accusing, or else excusing debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, one another ;)

30 Backbiter-, haters of God, despiteful, 16 lu the day when God shall judge proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, acdisobedient to parents,

cording to my gospel. 31 Without understanding, covenant- 17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and breakers, without natural attection, im- restest in the law, and makest thy boast placable, unmerciful:

of God, 32 Who, knowing the judgment of 18 And knowest his will, and approvest End, that they which cominit such things the things that are more excellent, being are worthy of death; rot only do ta instructed out of the law, same, but have pleasure in thein that do 19 Aud art cortident that thou thyselt them.

art a guide of the blind, a light of them CHAP. II.

which are in darkness, They that sin ure inexcusable, &c. 2) An instructor of the foolih, a teacher THEREFORE thou art inexcusable, of babes, which hast the form of knowl. 10 man, whosoever thou art, that edge, and of the truth in the law : judgest : for wherein thou judgest an- 21 Thou therefore which teachest another, thou coudeinnest thyself; for thou other, teachest thou not thyself? thou that that judgest, doest the same things. preachest, a man should not steal, dost

2 But we are sure that the judginent of tholl steal? God is according to truth, against them 22 Thou that savest, a inan should not which commit such things.

commit adultery, dost thou cominit adul3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that tery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou judgest them which do such things, and commit sacrilege? doest the saine, that thou shalt escape the 23 Thon that makest thy boast of the judgment of God ?

law, through breaking the law dishonour4 Or despisest thou the riches of his est thou God? goodness, and forbearance, and long. 21 For the name of God is blasphemed suffering ; not knowing that the goodness among the Gentiles, through you, as it is of God leadeth thee to repentance? written.

5 But after thy hardness and impenitent 25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if lieart, treasurest up unto thyself wrath thou keep the law; but if thou be a against the day of wrath, and revelation breaker of the law, thy circumcision is of the righteous judgment of God; made uncircumcision.

6 Who will render to every man ac- 21 Therefore, if the uncircumcision cording to his deeds:

keep the righteousness of the law, shall 7 To then who by patient continuance not his uncircuncision be counted for in well-doing, seek for glory, and honour, circumcision ? and inimortality ; eternal life:

| 27 And shall not uncircumcision which 8 But unto them that are contentious, is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge and do not obey the truth, but obey un- thee, who by the letter and circuincision righteousness: indignation and wrath, dost transgress the law ?

9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every 2 For he is not a Jew, which is one Boul of man that doeth evil; of the Jew outwardly; neither is that circumcision, first, and also of the Gentile ;

which is outward in the flesh: 10 But glory, honour, and peace, on 29 But he is a Jew which is one in· every man that worketh good; to the wardly; and circuncision is that of the .ew first, and also to the Gentile; heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter

11 For there is no respect of persons whose praise is not of men, but of God. with God.

CHAP. III. 12 For as many as have sinned without None justified by the laro. law, shall also perish without law: and THAT advantage then hath the Jew! as many as have sinned in the law, shall or what profit is there of circumbe judged by the law,

cision? 13 (for not the hearers of the law are 2 Much every way: chiefly, because juet before God, but the doers of the law that unto them were coinmitted the orashall be justified.

cles of God. 14 For when the Gentiles, which have 3 For what if some did not believe? not the law, do by nature the things shall their unbelief make the faith of God coutained in the law, these having not without effect?

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Justification by faith 4 God forbid : yea, let God be true, but sion of sins that are past, through the every man a liar; as it is written, That forbearance of God; thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, 26 To declare, I say, at this time his and mightest overcome when thou art righteousness: that he might be just, and judged.

the justifier of him which believeth in 5 But if our unrighteousness commend Jesus. the righteousness of God, what shall we 27 Where is boasting then? It is exsav? Is God unrighteous who taketh cluded. By what law of works! Nay ; vengeunce? (I speak as a man,) but by the law of faith.

6 God forbid : for then how shall God 28 I'herefore we conclude, that a man judge the world!

is justified by faith without the deeds of 7 For if the truth of God hath more the law. abounded through my lie unto his glory : 29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is why yet am I also judged as a sinner? he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the

8 And not rather (as we he slanderously dentiles also : reported, and as soine affirm that we say) 30 Seeing it is one God which shall jus Let us do evil, that good may come? tify the circumcision by faith, and uncirwhose damnation is just.

cumcision through faith. 9 What then? are we better than they? 31 Do we then make void the law No, in no wise : for we have before through faith? God forbid: yea, wo proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they establish the law.

CHAP. IV. 10 As it is written, There is none Righteousness imputed by faith. 5 righteous, no, not one :

WHAT shall we then say that Abra11 There is none that understandeth, ham, our father as pertaining to the there is none that seeketh after God. Alesh, hath found?

12 They are all gone out of the way, 2 For if Abraham were justified by they are together become unprofitable: works, he hath whereof' to glory, but not there is none that doeth good, no, not one. before God.

13 Their throat is an open sepulchre ; 3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham with their tonglies they have lised deceit ; believed God, and it was counted unto the poison of asps is under their lips: him for righteousness.

14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and 4 Now to him that worketh, is the bitterness.

reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. 15 Their feet are swift to shed blood. 5 But to him that worketh not, but be16 Destruction and misery arc in their lieveth on him that justifieth the ungodly, ways:

his faith is counted for righteousness. 17 And the way of peace have they 6 Even as David also describeth the not known.

blessedness of the man unto whom God 18 There is no fear of God before their imputeth righteousness without works, eyes.'

7 Saying, Blessed are they whose ini19 Now we know that what things quities are forgiven, and whose sins are Boever the law saith, it saith to them who covered. ,' are under the law: that every mouth 8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord inay be stopped, and all the world may will not impute sin. become guilty before God.

1 9 Comcth this blessedness then upon 20 Therefore by the deeds of the law, the circuncision only, or upon the uncir. there shall no Aesh be justified in his cumcision also ? For we say that faith sight: for by the law is the knowledge was reckoned to Abraliam for righteousof sin. ,

ness. 21 But now the righteousness of God 10 How was it then reckoned when without the law is manifested, being wit- he was in circumcision, or in uncircumnessed by the law and the prophets; cision ? Not in circumcision, but in un

22 Even the righteousness of God, which circumcision. is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all, and 11 And he received the sign of circumupon all then that believe ; for there is cision, a seal of the righteousness of the no difference:

faith which he had yet being uncircum23 For all have sinned, and come short cised: that he might be the father of all of the glory of God;

them that believe, though they be not 24 Being justified' freely by his grace, circumcised, that righteousness might be through the redemption that is in Christ imputed unto them also; Jesus:

12 And the father of circumcision to 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a pro-them who are not of the circumcision pitiation, through faith in his blood, to only, but who also walk in the steps declare his righteousness for the remis- of that faith of our father Abraham

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