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Paul preacheth at Athens. Chap. xviii.

His doctrine derided.

16 ¶ Now, while Paul waited all life, and breath, and all things: for them at Athens, his spirit was 26 And hath made of one blood stirred in him, when he saw the all nations of men, for to dwell on city wholly given to idolatry. all the face of the earth, and hath

17 Therefore disputed he in the determined the times before apsynagogue with the Jews, and pointed, and the bounds of their with the devout persons, and in habitation;

the market daily with them that 27 That they should seek the met with him. Lord, if haply they might feel af18 Then certain philosophers ter him, and find him, though he of the Epicurians, and of the Sto-be not far from every one of us: icks, encountered him: And 28 For in him we live, and some said, What will this babbler move, and have our being; as say? other some, He seemeth to certain also of your own poets be a setter forth of strange gods; have said, For we are also his because he preached unto them offspring. Jesus, and the resurrection.

29 Forasmuch then as we are 19 And they took him, and the offspring of God, we ought brought him unto Areopagus, not to think that the Godhead is saying, May we know what this like unto gold, or silver, or stone, new doctrine, whereof thou graven by art and man's device. speakest, is? 30 And the times of this igno20 For thou bringest certain rance God winked at; but now strange things to our ears: we commandeth all men every where would know, therefore, what to repent:

these things mean.

31 Because he hath appointed a 21 (For all the Athenians, and day, in the which he will judge strangers which were there, spent the world in righteousness by their time in nothing else, but ei-that man whom he hath ordained; ther to tell, or to hear some new whereof he hath given assurance thing.) Junto all men, in that he hath rais22 T Then Paul stood in theled him from the dead. midst of Mars-hill, and said, Ye 32 And when they heard men of Athens, I perceive that in of the resurrection of the dead, all things ye are too superstitious. some mocked; and others said,

23 For as I passed by, and be- We will hear thee again of this held your devotions, I found an matter.

altar with this inscription, TO 33 So Paul departed from aTHE UNKNOWN GOD, mong them.

Whom therefore, ye ignorantly 34 Howbeit, certain men clave worship, him declare I unto you. unto him, and believed; among

24 God that made the world, the which was Dionysius the and all things therein, seeing that Areopagite, and a woman named he is Lord of heaven and earth, Damaris, and others with them, dwelleth not in temples made CHAP. XVIII.

Paul accused before Gallio.

with hands;

25 Neither is worshipped with A departed from Athens, and

FTER these things, Paul



ed any thing, seeing he giveth to came to Corinth;

Paul accused by the

The Acts.

Fews before Gallio. 2 And found a certain Jew, na-insurrection with one accord amed Aquila, born in Pontus, gainst Paul, and brought him to lately come from Italy, with his the judgment-seat,

wife Pricilla, (because that Clau- 13 Saying, This fellow persuaddius had commanded all Jews to eth men to worship God contrary depart from Rome,) and came to the law. unto them.

14 And, when Paul was now 3 And because he was of the about to open his mouth, Gallio same craft, he abode with them, said unto the Jews, If it were a and wrought: (for by their occu-matter of wrong, or wicked lewdpation they were tent-makers.) ness, O ye Jews! reason would 4 And he reasoned in the syna- that I should bear with you: gogue every sabbath, and per- 15 But if it be a question of suaded the Jews and the Greeks. words, and names, and of your

5 And, when Silas and Timo-law, look ye to it; for I will be no theus_were come from Macedo-judge of such matters. nia, Paul was pressed in spirit, 16 And he drave them from the and testified to the Jews, that judgment-seat. Jesus was Christ.

17 Then all the Greeks took 6 And when they opposed Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the themselves, and blasphemed, he synagogue, and beat him before shook his raiment, and said unto the judgment-seat: and Gallio them, Your blood be upon your cared for none of those things. own heads; I am clean: from 18 And Paul after this tarried henceforth I will go unto the Gen- there yet a good while, and then tiles. took his leave of the brethren, 7 And he departed thence, and and sailed thence into Syria, and entered into a certain man's house, with him Priscilla and Aquila, hanamed Justus, one that worship-ving shorn bis head in Cenchrea; ped God, whose house joined for he had a vow. hard to the synagogue.

19 And he came to Ephesus, 8 And Crispus, the chief ruler and left them there: but he him-. of the synagogue, believed on the self entered into the synagogue, Lord with all his house; and ma- and reasoned with the Jews. ny of the Corinthians, hearing, 20 When they desired him to believed, and were baptized. tarry longer time with them, Le 9¶ Then spake the Lord to consented not;

Paul in the night by a vision, Be 21 But bade them farewel, not afraid, but speak, and hold saying, I must by all means keep not thy peace: this feast that cometh in Jerusa10 For I am with thee, and no lem: but I will return again unto man shall set on thee to hurt thee; you, if God will. And he sailed for I have much people in this from Ephesus.

city. 22 And when he had landed at 11 And he continued there a Cesarea, and gone up and saluted year and six months, teaching the church, he went down to the word of God among them. Antioch.

12 ¶ And when Gallio was the 23 And after he had spent some deputy of Achaia, the Jews made time there, he departed, and went

The Holy Ghost given Chap. xix. by the hands of Paul. over all the country of Galatia and which should come after him, Phrygia, in order, strengthening that is, on Christ Jesus.

all the disciples.

5 When they heard this, they 24 ¶ And a certain Jew, named were baptized in the name of the Apollos, born at Alexandria, an Lord Jesus. eloquent man, and mighty in the 6 And, when Paul had laid his scriptures, came to Ephesus. hands upon them, the Holy Ghost

25 This man was instructed in came on them; and they spake the way of the Lord, and, being with tongues, and prophesied. fervent in the spirit, he spake and 7 And all the men were about. taught diligently the things of the twelve. Lord, knowing only the baptism 8 ¶ And he went into the synaof John. gogue, and spake boldly for the 26 And he began to speak bold-space of three months, disputing ly in the synagogue: whom, when and persuading the things conAquila and Priscilla had heard, cerning the kingdom of God. they took him unto them, and ex- 9 But when divers were hardpounded unto him the way of God ened, and believed not, but spake more perfectly. evil of that way before the multi27 And when he was disposed tude, he departed from them, and to pass into Achaia, the brethren separated the disciples, disputing wrote, exhorting the disciples to daily in the school of one Tyranreceive him: who, when he was nus.

come, helped them much which 10 And this continued by the had believed through grace: space of two years; so that all

28 For he mightily convinced they which dwelt in Asia, heard the Jews, and that publickly, the word of the Lord Jesus, both shewing by the scriptures that Jews and Greeks. Jesus was Christ.


11 And God wrought_special miracles by the hands of Paul : The Holy Ghost given. 12 So that from his body were ND it came to pass, that brought unto the sick, handkerwhile Apollos was at Cor-chiefs or aprons, and the diseases inth, Paul, having passed through departed from them, and the evil the upper coasts, came to Ephe-spirits went out of them. sus; and finding certain disciples, 18 T Then certain of the vaga

2 He said unto them, Have ye bond Jews, exorcists, took upon received the Holy Ghost since ye them to call over them which had believed? And they said unto evil spirits, the name of the Lord him, We have not so much as Jesus, saying, We adjure you by heard whether there be any Holy Jesus, whom Paul preacheth. Ghost. 14 And there were seven sons 3 And he said unto them, Unto of one Sceva a Jew, and chief of what then were ye baptized? And the priests, which did so. they said, Unto John's baptism. 15 And the evil spirit answered

4 Then said Paul, John verily and said, Jesus I know, and Paul baptized with the baptism of re-I know: but who are ye? pentance, saying unto the people, 16 And the man in whom the that they should believe on him evil spirit was, leaped on them,

Demetrius raiseth

The Acts.

an uproar. and overcame them, and prevailed craft is in danger to be set at against them, so that they fled out nought; but also that the temple of the house naked and wounded. of the great goddess Diana should

17 And this was known to all be despised, and her magnificence the Jews and Greeks also dwelling should be destroyed, whom all at Ephesus; and fear fell on them Asia and the world worshippeth. all, and the name of the Lord 28 And when they heard Jesus was magnified. these sayings, they were full of 18 And many that believed wrath, and cried out, saying, came, and confessed, and shewed Great is Diana of the Ephesians. their deeds. 29 And the whole city was fil-19 Many also of them which led with confusion: and, having used curious arts, brought their caught Gaius and Aristarchus, books together, and burned them men of Macedonia, Paul's combefore all men: and they counted panions in travel, they rushed the price of them, and found it with one accord into the theatre. fifty thousand pieces of silver. 30 And when Paul would have 20 So mightily grew the word entered in unto the people, the of God, and prevailed. disciples suffered him not.

21 T After these things were 31 And certain of the chief of ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, Asia, which were his friends, when he had passed through Ma- sent unto him, desiring him that cedonia, and Achaia, to go to he would not adventure himself Jerusalem, saying, After I have into the theatre.

been there, I must also see Rome. 32 Some, therefore, cried one

22 So he sent into Macedonia thing, and some another: for the two of them that ministered unto assembly was confused; and the him, Timotheus and Erastus; more part knew not wherefore but he himself stayed in Asia for they were come together.

a season.

33 And they drew Alexander · 23 And the same time there out of the multitude, the Jews arose no small stir about that way. putting him forward. And Alex

24 For a certain man, named der beckoned with the hand, and Demetrius, a silver-smith, which would have made his defence un made silver shrines for Diana, to the people. brought no small gain unto the 34 But when they knew that he craftsmen; was a Jew, all with one voice,

25 Whom he called together, about the space of two hours, with the workmen of like occupa-cried out, Great is Diana of the tion, and said, Sirs, ye know that Ephesians.

by this craft we have our wealth. 35 And when the town-clerk

26 Moreover, ye see and hear, had appeased the people, he said, that not alone at Ephesus, but al- re men of Ephesus, what man is most throughout all Asia, this there that knoweth not how that Paul hath persuaded and turned the city of the Ephesians is a woraway much people, saying, that shipper of the great goddess Dithey be no gods which are made ana, and of the image which fell with hands: down from Jupiter? 27 So that not only this our 36 Seeing then that these things

Paul goeth to Macedonia.

Chap. xx. Eutychus raised to life. cannot be spoken against, ye Philippi after the days of unleav ought to be quiet, and to do no-jened bread, and came unto them thing rashly. to Troas in five days; where we 37 For ye have brought hither abode seven days. these men, which are neither rob- 7 And upon the first day of bers of churches, nor yet blas-the week, when the disciples came phemers of your goddess. together to break bread, Paul 38 Wherefore if Demetrius, preached unto them, ready to and the craftsmen which are with depart on the morrow; and conhim, have a matter against any tinued his speech until midnight. men, the law is open, and there 8 And there were many lights are deputies; let them implead in the upper chamber where they one another. were gathered together.

39 But if ye enquire any thing 9 And there sat in a window a concerning other matters, it shall certain young man named Eutybe determined in a lawful assem-chus, being fallen into a deep bly. sleep; and, as Paul was long 40 For we are in danger to be preaching, he sunk down with called in question for this day's sleep, and fell down from the uproar, there being no cause third loft, and was taken up whereby we may give an account dead. of this concourse.

41 And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly. CHAP. XX.

10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and, embracing him, said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.

The Lord's supper celebrated. 11 When he, therefore, was ND after the uproar was come up again, and had broken ceased, Paul called unto him bread, and eaten, and talked a the disciples, and embraced them, long while, even till break of day, and departed for to go into Mace-so he departed.


12 And they brought the young 2 And when he had gone over man alive, and were not a little those parts, and had given them comforted. much exhortation, he came into 13 ¶ And we went before to Greece, ship, and sailed unto Assos, there 3 And thereabode three months; intending to take in Paul: for so and when the Jews laid wait for had he appointed, minding himhim, as he was about to sail into self to go afoot.

Syria, he purposed to return 14 And when he met with us through Macedonia. at Assos, we took him in, and 4 And there accompanied him came to Mitylene. into Asia Sopater of Berea; and 15 And we sailed thence, and of the Thessalonians, Aristarch-came the next day over against us and Secundus; and Gaius of Chios; and the next day we arriDerbe, and Timotheus; and of ved at Samos, and tarried at TroAsia, Tychicus and Trophimus. gyllium; and the next day we

5 These, going before, tarried came to Miletus. for us at Troas.

16 For Paul had determined to And we sailed away from sail by Ephesus, because he

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