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named Lydia, a seller of purple, 24 Who, having received such of the city of Thyatira, which a charge, thrust them into the inworshipped God, heard us: whosener prison, and made their feet heart the Lord opened, that shelfast in the stocks. attended unto the things which 25 || And at midnight Paul and were spoken of Paul. Silas prayed, and sang praises 15 And when she was baptized, unto God: and the prisoners and her houshold, she besought heard them. us, saying, If ye have judged me! 26 And suddenly there was a to be faithful to the Lord, come great earthquake, so that the founinto my house, and abide there.dations of the prison were shaken: And she constrained us. and immediately all the doors 16 T And it came to pass, as were opened, and every one’s we went to prayer, a certain dam-bands were loosed. sel, possessed with a spirit of divi- 27 And the keeper of the prison nation, met us, which brought'awaking out of his sleep, and seeher masters much gain by sooth-ing the prison doors open, he saying: drew out his sword, and would 17 The same followed Pauland have, killed himself, supposing us, and cried, saying, These men that the prisoners had been fled. are the servants of the most high 28 But Paul cried with a loud God, which shew unto us the voice, saying, Do thyself no way of salvation. harm; for we are all here. 18 And this did she many days. 29 Then he called for a light, But Paul, being grieved, turned, and sprang in, and came trem: and said to the spirit, I command bling, and fell down before Paul thee in the name of Jesus Christ and Silas; to come out of her. And he came 30 And brought them out, and out the same hour. said, Sirs, what must I do to be 19 || And when her masters'saved: saw that the hope of their gains 31 And they said, Believe on was gone, they caught Paul and the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou Silas, and drew them into the shalt be saved, and thy house. market-place unto the rulers, 32 And they spake unto him 20 And brought them to the the word of the Lord, and to all magistrates, saying, These men, that were in his house. being Jews, do exceedingly trou. 33 And he took them the same ble our city, |hour of the night, and washed 21 And teach customs which their stripes; and was baptized, are not lawful for us to receive, he and all his, straightway. neither to observe, being Romans. 34 And when he had brought 22 And the multitude rose up them into his house, he set meat together against them ; and the before them, and rejoiced, believmagistrates rent off their clothes,ing in God with all his house. and commanded to beat them. 35 || And when it was day, the 23 And when they had laid ma-'magistrates sent the sergeants, ny stripes upon them, they cast saying, Let those men go. them into prison, charging * 36 And the keeper of the prijailor to keep them safely: lson told this saying to Paul, †: Paul preacheth at Thessalonica, The A&ts.

magistrates have sent to let you go; now, therefore, depart, and go in peace. 37 But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrustus out privily? nay, verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out. 38 And the sergeants told these words unto the magistrates: and they feared when they heard that y were Romans. 39 And they came and besought them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the city. 40 And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia; and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed. CHAP. XVII. Paul breachetb at Thessalonica. OW, when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews: 2 And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures, 3 Opening and alledging that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ. 4 And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few. 5 T. But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a

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an uproar, and assaulted the house of jason, and sought to bring them out to the people. 6 And when they found them not, they drew Jason, and certain brethren, unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also; 7 Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Cesar, saying, that there is another king, one Jesus. 8 And they troubled the people and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things. 9 And when they had takensecurity of Jason, and of the other, they let them go. 10 || And the brethren imme

by night unto Berea: who coming thither, went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11 These were more noblethan those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. 12 Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men not a few. 13 T. But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was preached of Paul at Berea, they came thither also, and stirred up the people. 14 And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul, to go as it were to the sea: but Silas and Timotheus abode there still. 15 And they that conducted Paul, brought him unto Athens: and receiving a commandment unto Silas and Timotheus for to

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16 T Now, while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. 17 Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him. 18 Then certain philosophers of the Epicurians, and of the Stoicks, encountered him: And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods; because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurre&tion. 19 And they took him, and lorought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doćtrine, whereof thou speakest, is 3 20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we would know, therefore, what these things mean. 21 (For all the Athenians, and strangers which were there, spent their time in nothing else, but either to toil, or to hear some new thing.) 22 || Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars-hill, and said, 12 men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. 23 For as I passed by, and be. held your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD, Whom therefore, ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. 24 God that made the world, and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; -- 25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he need

all life, and breath, and all things: 26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men, for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before apointed, and the bounds of their abitation; 27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel af. ter him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: 28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. 29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought In Ot to #. that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. 30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: 31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. 32 is And when they heard of the resurre&tion of the dead, Some mocked; and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter. 33 So Paul departed from among them. 34. Howbeit, certain men clave unto him, and believed; among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them. CHAP. XVIII. Paul accused before Gallio. FTER these things, Paul TV departed from Athens, and

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2 And found a certain Jew, named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Pricilla, (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome,) and came unto them. 3 And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: (for by their occupation they were tent-makers.) 4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks. 5 And, when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in spirit, and testificq to the Jews, that Jesus was Christ. 6 And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your OWI) heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles. 7 And he departed thence, and entered into a certain man’s house, named Justus, one that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue. 8 And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians, hearing, believed, and were baptized. 9 || Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: 10 For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thce to hurt thee; for I have much people in this city. 11 And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them. - 12 || And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made

A&ts. jews before Gallio. insurreótion with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment-seat, 13 Saying, This fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law. 14 And, when Paul was now about to open / is mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, if it were a matter of wrong, or wicked lewdness, O ye Jews! reason would that I should bear with you : 15 But if it be a question of words, and names, and of your law, look ye to it; for I will be no judge of such matters. 16 And he drawe them from the judgment-seat. 17 Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the Synagogue, and beat Aim before the judgment-seat: and Gallio cared for none of those things. 18 is And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila, having shorn Aris head in Cenchrca; for he had a vow. 19 And he came to Ephesus, and left them there; but he him. self entered into the synagoguc, and reasoned with the Jews. 20 When they desired him to tarry longer time with them, i.e consented not; 21 But bade them farewel, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus. - 22 And when he had landed at Cesarea, and gone up and saluted the church, he went down to Antioch. 23 And after he had spent some

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over all the country of Galatia and Phrygia, in order, strengthening all the disciples. 24. T Anda certain Jew, named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an cloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. 25 This man was instrućted in the way of the Lord, and, being servent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John. 26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom, when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly. 27 And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace: 28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ. CHAP. XIX. The Holy Ghost given. ND it came to pass, that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul, having passed through the upper coasts, came to Ephesus; and finding certain disciples, 2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed 2 And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. 3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism. 4. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him

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which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. 5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 6 And, when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. 7 And all the men were about twelve. 8 || And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the Space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God. 9 But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and Separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one TyranIłllS. 10 And this continued by the Space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia, heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks. 11 And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul : 12 So that from his body were brought unto the sick, handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil Spirits went out of them. 18 is Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evii spirits, the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus, whom Paul preacheth. 14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. 15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know : but who are ye? 16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was, leaped on them,

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