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which he will judge the world

Paul preacheth at Athens. THE ACTS. He is accused before Gallio searched the scriptures daily, whether times before appointed, and the bounds of those things were so

their nabitation; 12 Therefore many of them believed ; 2. That they should seek the Lord, if also of honourable women which were haply they might feel after him, and find Greeks, and of men not a few.

him, though he be not far froin every 13 But when the Jew3 of Thessalo-cne of us : nica had knowledige that the word of! 20 For in him we live, and move, and Gece was preached of Paul at Berea, lave our being; as certain also of your they came thither also, and stirred up own poets have said, For we are also the people.

his offspring. 14 And ther immediately the brethren 29 Fortisinuch then as we are the off sent away Paul, to go as it were to the spring of God, we ought not to think that sea: but Silas and Timotheus the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, there still.

for stone, graven by art and man's device. 15 And they that conducted Paul 30 And the times of this ignorance God brought him unto Athens : and receiving winked at; but now comunandeth all 1 commandment unto Silas and Timo- men every' where to repent: Theus for to come to him with all speed, 31 Because he hath appointed a day, in they departel.

161 Now, while Paul waited for them righteousness, by that man whom he at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, hath ordained: whereof he hath given when he saw the city wholly given to assurance unto all men, in that he hath idolatry.

mised hin front the dead. 17 Therefore disputed he in the syna- 32 . And when they heard of the resurgogue with the Jews, and with the devout rection of the dead, some mocked: and persons, and in the market daily witli others said, We will hear thee again of them that met with him.

this matter. 18 Then certain phiiosophers of the 33 So Paul départed from c:nong them. Epicureans, and of the Stoics, encou- 34 Howbeit, certain men clave unto tered him.' And somit said, What will him, and believed : aniong the which this babbler say? other soine, He seemeth as Dionysius the Areopagite, and a to be a setter forth of strange gods : be- woman named Damaris, and others cause he preached unto them Jesus, and with them. the resurrection.

CHAP. XVII. 19 And they took him, and brought Paul accused before Gallio. him unto Areopagus, saying, May we AFTER these things, Paul departed know what this new doctrine, whereof from Athens, and came to Corinth; thou speakest, is?

2 And found a certain Jew named 20 Fer thou bringest certain strange Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from things to our ears; we would know Italy, with his wife Priscilla, (because therefore what these things mean that Claudius had commanded all Jews

21 For all the Athenians and strangers to depart from Rome) and came unto which were there, spent their time in thein. nothing else, buit either to tell, or to hear 3 And because he was of the same some new thing.)

craft, he abode with them, and wrought, 22 | Then Paul stood in the midst of (for by their occupation they were tent. Mars-hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, makers.) I perceive that in all things ye are tool 4 And he reasoned in the synagogue superstitious.

levery sabbath, and persuaded the Jew 23 For as I passed by, and beheld your and the Greeks. devotions, I found an altar with this in- 5 And when Silas and Timotheus were scription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. ce from Macedonia, Paul was pressed Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, in the spirit, and testified to the Jews him declare I unto you.

that Jesus icas Christ. 24 God that made the world, and all 6 And wlien they opposed themselves, things therein, seeing that he is Lord of land blasphemed, he shook his raiment, heaven and earth, dwelieth not in tem- and said unto them, Your blood be upon ples made with hands;

your own heads: I am clean: from 25 Neither is worshipped with men's henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles. hands, as though he needed any thing, 7 | And he departed the ice, and enseeing he giveth to all life, and breath, tered into a certain man's house, named and all things;

Justus, one that worshipped God, whose 26 And hath made of one blood all na-house joined hard to the synagogue. tions of men for to dwell on all the face 8 And Crispus, the chief ruler of the of the earth, and hath deterniined the synagogue, believed on the Lord with

and hoid not thy peace and no man ing


come, helped

Paul preacheth at Ephesus. CHAP. XIX.

The Jewish exorcists all his house : and many of the Corin-synagogue : Whom, when Aquila and thians hearing, believed, and were bap- Priscilla had heard, they took him unto tized.

them, and expounded unto him the way 9 Then spake the Lord to Paul in the of God more perfectly. . nicht by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, 27 Aud when he was disposed to pass

into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhort10 For I ain with thee, and no man ing the disciples to receive him: who, shall set on thee, to hurt thee: for I have when he was come, helped them much much people in this city.

which had believed through grace. 11 And he continued there a vear and 28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, six months, teaching the word of God and that publicly, shewing by the scrip among them.

tures, that Jesus was Christ. 12 And when Gallio was the deputy

CHAP. XIX. af Achaia, the Jews made insurrection The Holy Ghost given, &c. with one accord against Paul, and brought AND it came to pass, that while Apolhim to the judgment-seat,

11 los was at Corinth, Paul having 3 Saying, This fellow persiadeth men passed through the upper coasts, came to to worship God contrary to the law. Ephes!ıs; and finding certain disciples,

14 And when Paul was now about to 2 He said unto them, Have ye received open his inouth, Gallio said unto the the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And Jews, If it were a matter of wrong, or they said unto hiin, We have not so much wicked lewdness, 0 ye Jews, reason as heard whetherthere be any Holy Ghost. would that I should bear with you: 3 And he said unto them, Unto what

15 But if it be a question of words and then were ye baptized? And they said, names, and of your law, look ye to it : Unto John's baptisin. for I will be no judge of such matters. 4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized

16 And he drave them from the judg with the baptism of repentance, saying ment-seat.

Funto the people, that they should believe 17 Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes, ion bim which should come aiter him, the chief ruler of the synagogue, and that is, on Christ Jesus. beat him before the judgment-seai. And 5 When they heard this, they were Gallio cared for none of those things. baptized in the nanie of the Lord Jesus.

18 1 And Paul after this tarried there 6 And when Paul had laid his hands yet a good while, and then took his leavel upon them, the Holy Ghost came on of the brethren, and sailed thence into them; and they spake with tongues, and Syria, and with him Priscilla, and Aquila ;/ prophesied. having shorn his head in Cenchred : for 7 And all the men were about twelve. he had a vow.

| 8 And he went into the synagogue, and 19 And he came to Ephesis, and left spake bollly for the space of three them there: but he himself entered into months, disputing and persuading the the synagogue, and reasoned with the things concerning the kingdom of God. Jews.

9 Brit when divers were hardened, and 20 When they desired him to tarry believed not, but spake evil of that way longer time with them, he consented not : before the multitude, he departed from

21 But bade them farewell, saying, I them, and separated the disciples, disputmust by all means keep this feast that ing daily in the school of one Tyrannus. cometh in Jerusalem : but I will return 10 And this continued by the space of again unto you, if God will. And he two years; so that all they which dwelt Bailed from Ephesus.

in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, 22 And when he had landed at Cesarea, both Jews and Greeks. and gone up and saluted the church, he 11 And God wrought special miracles went down to Antioch.

by the hands of Paul : 23 And after he had spent some time 12 So that froin his body were brought there, he departed and went over all the unto the sick handkerchiets, or aprons, country of Galatia and Phrygia in order, and the diseases departed from theni, and strengthening all the disciples,

the evil spirits went out of them. 21 TAnd a certain Jew, named Apollos, 13 | Then certain of the vagabond born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and Jews, exorcists, took vpon them to call mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. over them which had evil spirits, the

25 This min was instructed in the way nume of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adof the Lord : and being fervent in the jure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. spirit, he spake and taught diligently the 14 And there were seven sons of one things of the Lord, knowing only the Sceva a Jew, and chief of the priests, baptism of John.

which did so. 2 And he began to speak holdly in the 15 And the evil spirit answered and

Syria, and with ind, sailed thenceintes upon them, the mos

and prevailed.") grew the word or een Ephesus, what he, he said, Ye

Uproar against Paul.

THE ACTS. · Paul goeth to Macedonia. said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; desiring him that he would not adventun. but who are ye?

himself into the theatre. 16 And the man in whom the evil spirit 32 Some therefore cried one thing, and was, leaped on them, and overcame some another: for the assembly was thein, and prevailed against thein, $o confused, and the more part knew not that they fied out of that house naked wherefore they were conje together. ami wounded.

33 And they drew Alexander out of the 17 And this was known to all the Jews multitude, the Jews putting him forward. and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus: And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and fear fell on them all, and the name and would have made his defence unte of the Lord Jesus was magnified.

the people.. 18 And many that believed came, and 34 But when they knew that he was 2 confessed, and shewed their deeds. Jew, all with one voice about the space

19 Many uso of them which used curi- of two hours cried out, Great is Diana of ous arts, brought their books together, the Ephesians. and burned them before all men ; and 35 And when the town clerk had ap they counted the price of them, and peased the people, he said, Ye men of found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth 20 So mightily grew the word of God, not how that the city of the Ephesians is

la worshipper of the great goddess Diana, 211 After these things were ended, and of the image which fell down from Paul purposed in the spirit, when he liad Jupiter? passed through Macedonia, and Achaia, 36 Seeing then that these things can. to go to Jerusalem, saying,' After I have not be spoken against, ye mught to be been there, I must also see Ronie. quiet, and to do nothing rashly.

22 So he sent into Macedonia two of 37 For ye have brought hither these them that ministered unto him, Timo- men, which are neither roblers of theus and Erustus; but he himself stayed churches, nor yet blasphemers of your in Asia for a season.

goddess. 23 And the same time there arose no38 Wherefore, if Demetrius, and the small stir about that way.

craftsinen which are with him, have a 24 For a certain man named Demetrius, matter against any man, the law is open, a silver-smith, which made silver shrines and there are deputies : let thein implead for Diana, brought no small gain unto the one another. craftsmen ;

| 39 But if ye inquire any thing concern. 25 Whom he called together with the ing other natters, it shall be determined workmen of like occupation, and said, in a lawful assembly. Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have 40 For we are in danger to be called in our wealth :

question for this day's uproar, there being 26 Moreover, ye see and hear, that not no cause whereby we may give an acalone at Ephesus, but almost throughouthcount of this concourse. all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and 41 And when he had thus spoken, he turned away much people, saying, that dismissed the assembly. they be no gods which are made with

CHAP XX. bands.

Paul goeth to Macedonia, &c. 27 So that not only this our craft is in AND after the uproar was ceased, Paul danger to be set at nought; but also that! called unto him the disciples, and the temple of the great goddess Diana einbraced them, and departed for to 9 should be despised, and her magnificence into Macedonia. should be destroyed, whom all Asia, and 2 And when he had gone over those the world worshippeth.

parts, and had given them much exhor28 And when they heard these sau- tation, he came into Greece, ings, they were full of wrath, and cried 3 And there abode three months. And out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephe- when the Jews laid wait for him, as he sians.

was alout to snil into Syria, he purposed 29 And the whole city was fiiled with to return through Macedonia. confusion : and having caught Gaius and 4 And there accompanied him into Asia, Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's Sopater of Berea ; and of the Thessalo companions in travel, they rushed with nians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and one accord into the theatre.

Gails of Derbe, and Timotheus ; and of 30 And when Paul would have entered Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus. in into the people, the disciples suffered| 5 These going before, tarried for us at him not.

Trons. 31 And certain of the chief of Asia,6 And we sailed away from Philippi. which were his friends, sent unto him after the days of unleavened bread, and ,

Paul celebrates the Lord's supper. CHAP. XXI.

His speech at Miletne caine unto them to Troas in five days;] 24 But none of these things move me, where we ahode seven days.

neither count I my life dear unto myself, 7 And upon the tirst day of the week, so that I might finish my course with joy, when the disciples came together to break and the ministry which I have received bread, Paul preached unto them, (ready of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of to depart on the morrow) and continued the grace of God. his speech until midnight.

| 25 And now behold, I know that ye 8 And there were many lights in the all, among whom I have gone preaching upper chamber, where they were gather- the kingdom of God, shall see my face ed together

no more. · 9 And there sat in a window a certain 26 Wherefore I take you to record this young man named Eutychus, being fallen day, that I am pure from the blood of all into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long men, preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and 27 For I bave not shunned to declare del down from the third loft, and was unto you all the counsel of God. taken up dead.

| 29 Take heed therefore unto your10 And Paul went down, and fell on selves, and to all the flock over the which him, and embracing him, said, Trouble the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, not yourselves ; for his life is in him. I to feed the church of God, which he hath

11 When he therefore was come up purchased with liis own blod. again, and had broken bread, and eaten, 29 For I know this, that after my deand talked a long while, even till break parting shall grievous wolves enter in of day, so he departed.

among you, not sparing the flock. 12 And they brought the young man 30 Also of your own selves shall men alive, and were not a little comforted. arise, speaking perverse things, to draw

13 And we went before to ship, and away disciples after them. sailed unto Assos, there intending to take 31 Therefore watch, and remember, in Paul : for so had he appointed, inind that by the space of three years I ceased ing hiinself to go afoot.

not to warn every one night and day 14 And when he met with us at Assos, with tears. we took himn in, and came to Mitylene. 32 And now, brethren, I commend you

15 And we sailed thence, and caine the to God, and to the word of his grace, next day over against Chios; and the which is able to build you up, and to give next day we arrived at Samos, and tar- you an inheritance among all them which ried at Trogyllium ; and the next day are sanctified. we came to Miletis.

| 33 I have coveted no man's silver, or 16 For Paul had determined to sail by gold, or apparel. Ephesus, because he would not spend 34 Yea, ye yourselves know, that these the time in Asia : for he hasted, if it hands have ministered unto my necessiwere possible for him, to be at Jerusalem ties, and to them that were with me. the day of Pentecost.

17 T And from Miletus he sent to Ephe-that so labouring ye ought to support the gus, and called the elders of the church. weak, and to remember the words of the

18 And when they were come to him, Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more he said unto them, Ye know, from the blessed to give than to receive. first day that I came into Asia, after 36 !! And when he had thus spoken, what manner I have been with you at he kneeled down, and prayed with all seasons,

them all. . 19 Serving the Lord with all humility 37 And they all wept sore, and fell on of mind, and with many tears and temp- Paul's neck, and kissed him, tations, which befell me by the lying in 38 Sorrowing most of all for the words wait of the Jews :

which he spake, that they should see his 20 And how I kept back nothing that face no more. And they accompanied was profitable unto you, but have shewed him unto the ship.

CHAP. XXI. from house to house,

Paul goeth to Jerusalem, &c. 21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also! AND it came to pass, that after we to the Greeks, repentance toward God, A were gotten from them, and had and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. launched, we came with a straight

22 And now behold, I go bound in the course unto Coos, and the day following spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the unto Rhodes, and from thence unto Pathings that shall befall me there:

tara : 23 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth 2 And finding a ship sailing over unto in every city, saying, that brinds and Phenicia, we went aboard, and set forth afflictions abide me.

1 3 Now when we had discovered Cy.

the time in Askim to be at Jerusalem ties:

ve shewed you all things, the

20 And hole unto you, but biblicly, and Paul gocth to nuss, that after had pias profitnave taught you pur and also AND je cgotten from with a striking Paul departs for Jerusalem. . THE ACTS.

He is apprehended prus, we left it on the left hand, and seest, brother, how many thousands of sailed into Syria, and landed at Tyre: for Jews there are which believe, and they there the ship was to mlade her burden. are all zealous of the law:

4 And finding disciples, we tarried 21 And they are informed of thee, that there seven days: who said to Paul thou teachiest all the Jews which are through the Spirit, that he should not go among the Gentiles to fursake Moses, up to Jerusalemi.

stying, That they'ought not to circumcise 5 And when we had accomplished their children, neither to walk after the those days, we departed, and welt cur customis. way; and they all brought us on our 22 What is it therefore the multitude way, with wives and children, till we must needs come together: for they will were out of the city: id we kneeled hear that thou art come. , down on the shore, and prayed.

23 Do therefore this that we say to thee 6 And when we had taken our leave We have four nen which liave a vow on one of another, we took ship; and they thern; retuned home again.

24 Them take, and purify thyself with 7 And when we had finished our course them, and be at charges with them, that from Tyre, we came to Ptolemnis, and they may shave their heads; and all may saluted the brethren, and above with them know that those things whereof they one day.

were informed concerning thee, are noth8 And the next day we that were of ing; but that thou thiyself also walkest Paul's company departed, and came into orderly, and keepest the law. Cesarea; and we entered into the house! 2As touching the Gentiles which beof Philip the evangelist, wlich vas one of lieve, we have written and concluded the seven ; and abode with him. that they closerve no such tbing, save on

9 And tlie same inan had four daugh-ly that they keep themiselves froin things ters, virgins, which did prophesy. offered to idols, and from blood, and from

10. And as we tarried there many days, struigled, and froin fornication. there came down from Judea a certain 26 Thea Pau took the men, and the prophet, bamed Agabus.

next day purifying himself with them, 11 And when he was come unto us, he entered into the temple, to signify the took Paul's girdle, and bold his owulaccomplishment of the days of purificahands and feet, and said, Thus saith the tion, until that an offering should be of Holy Ghost, Soshall the Jews at Jernisa- fered for every one of them. lem bind the man that owneth this girdle, 27 And when the seven days were al and shall deliver him into the hands of most ended, the Jews, which were of the Gentiles.

Asia, when they saw him in the temple, 12 And when we heard these things, stirred up all the people, and laid hands both we, and they of that place, besought ou him, him not to go up in Jerusalem.

28 Crying out, Men of Israel, help. 13 Theri Paul answered, What mean This is the man that teacheth all men ye to weep, and to break my heart: for I every where against the people, and ihe am ready not to be bound only, but also law, and this piace: and further, brought to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Greeks also into the temple ; and hath Lord Jesus,

polluted this holy place. 14 And when he would not be per-! 29 (F'or they had seen before with him suadell we ceased, saying, The will of in the city, Tropluimus, an Ephesian, the Lord be done.

whom they supposed that Paul had 15. And after those days we took up our brought into the temple.) carriages, and went up to Jerusalem. 1 30 And the city was moved, and tho

16 There went with us also certain of people ran together: and they took Paul he disciples of Cesarea, and brought with and drew him out of the teniple. And them one Mnason of Cyprus, an oid dis- forthwith the doors were shut. ciple, with whom we should lodge. 31 And as they went about to kill him,

17 And when we were come to Jerusa- tidings carne unto the chief captain of the lem, the brethren received us gladly. band, that all Jerusalem was in an

18 And the day foilowing Paul went in uproar; with ns unto James: and all the elders) 32 Who immediately took soldiers and were present.

centurions, and ran down unto them. 19 And when he had saluted them, he Aud when they saw the chief capitain declared particularly what things God had and the soldiers, they left beating ot 'aul. wrought among the Gentiles by his min-1 33 Then the chief captain canie near istry.

and took hin, and cominanded him to be 20 And when they heard it, they glori-bound with two chains: and demanded tied we Lord, and said unto him, Thoul who he was, and what he had done.

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