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Paul raiscth Eutychus to life.

THE ACTS. His address to the elders at Ephesus dess Diana, and of the image which fell down 19 Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, from Jupiter?

and with many tears and temptations, which bec 36 Seeing then that these things cannot be spo- fell me by the lying in wait of the Jews: ken against, ye ought to be quich, and to do no- 20.9nd how I kept back nothing that was pro thing rashly.

fitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have 37 For ye have brought hither these men, which taught you publicly, and from house to house, are neither robbers of churches, nor yet blas- 21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the phemiers of your goddess.

Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith to 38 Wherctüre, if Demetrius, and the craftsmen ward our Lord Jesus Christ. which are willi him, have a malier against any 22 And now behold, I go bound in the spirit man, the law is open, and there are deputies : unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that let them implead one another.

shall befall me there: 39 But if ye inquire any thing concerning other 23 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every mallers, it shall be determined in a lawfii as- city, saying, that bonds and afflictions abide me. seinbly.

% But none of these things move me, neither 40 For we are in danger to be called in question count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might for this day's uproar, there being no cause where finish my course with joy, and the nii istry by we may give an account of this coucourse. which I lave received of the Lord Jesus, to tes41 And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed Lify the gospel of the grace of God. the assembly.

25 And now behold, I know that ya all, among CHAP. XX.

whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of Paul goeth to Macedonia, fe. God, shall see my face no more. ND after the uproar was ceased, Paul called 26 Wherefore I take you to record this day,

, from and departed for to go into Macedonia.

27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you 2 And when he had gone over those parts, and all the counsel of God. had given them mucl cxhortation, he came into 28 ! Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and Greece,

to all the flock over the which the Holy Ghost 3 And there abode three months. And when hath made you overseers, to feed the church of the Jews laid wait for him, as he was about to God, which he hath purchased with luis own sail into Syria, he purposed to return through blood. Placedonia.

29 For I know this, that after my departing shall 4 And there accompanied him into Asia, Sopa- grievous wolves enter in ainong you, not sparing ter of Berea; and of the Thessalonians, Aristar- the flock. chus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and l'i- 30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, motheus; and of Asia, 'Tychicus and Trophimus. speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples 5 These going before, larried for us at Troas. afer them. 6 And we sailed away from Philippi, after the 31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the duys of unleavened bread, and came unto them space of three years I ceased not to warn every to'l'roas in five days; where we abode seven days. one night and day with tears. 7 And upon the first day of the week, when ihe 32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, disciples came together to break bread, Paul and to the word of his grace, which is able to preached unto them, (ready to depart on the build you up, and to give you an inheritance niorrow) and continued his speech until mid- among all them which are sanctified. night.

33 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or & And there werc many lights in the upper apparel. chamber, where they were gathered together. 3İ Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands 9 And there sal in a window a certain young have ministered unto my necessities, and to them man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep that were with me. sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk. 35 bave shewed you all things, how that so down with sleep, and fell down from the thiru labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to loft, and was taken up dead.

remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he 10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. embracing him, said, Trouble not yourselves; 36 11 And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled for his life is in him.

down, and prayed with thein all. 11 When he therefore was come up again, and 37 And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's had broken breail, and caten, and talkeil a long neck, and kissed him, while, even till break of day, so he departed. 38 sorrowing inost of all for the words which

12 And they brouglit the young man alive, and he spake, that they should see his face no more. were not a little comforted.

And they accompanied him unto the ship. 13 And we went before to ship, and sailed

CHAP. XXI. unto Assos. there intending to take in Paul: for Paul goeth to Jerusalem, fic. so had be appointed, winding the muself to. So a fool. And it came to pass that after we were got him in, and came to Mitylene.

with a straight course unto Coos, and the day 15 And we sailed thence, and came the next following uuto Rhodes, and froin thence unto day over against Chios; and the next day we Patara: arrived at Samos, and iarricd at Trogyllium ; 2 And finding a ship sailing over unto Plienicia, and the next day we came to Miletus.

we went aboard, and set forth. 16 For Paul hnd determined to sail by Epl.esus, 3 Now when we bad discovered Cyprus, we left becausc he would not spend the time in Asia it on the left hand, and sailed into Syria, and for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be landed at Tyre: for there the ship was to unlade at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.

her burden. 17 11 And from Miletis he sent to Epliesus, and 4 And finding disciples, we tarricd tliere seven called the elders of the church.

days : who said to Paul through the Spirit, that 18 And when they were come to him, he said he should not go up to Jerusalem. unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I 5 And when we had accomplished those days, cane into Asia, after what manner I have been we departed, and went our way; and they all with you at all scalsons,

brouglit us on our way, with wives and chil.

Paul's juurney to Jerusalem.


lle is apprehended there dren, till we were out of the city: and we kneel-, 28 Crying out, Men of Israel, help. This is the ed down on the shore, and prayed.

man that teacheth all mon every where against 6 And when we had taken our leave one of ano- the people, and the law, and this place : and fur. ther, we took ship; and they returned home again. ther, brought Greeks also into the temple; and 7 And when we had finished our course from hath polluted this holy place. Tyre, we canie to Ptolemais, and saluted the 29 (For they liad seen before with lim in the brethren, and abode with thein one day. city, Trophimus, an Ephesian, whom they stupe

8 And the next day we that were of Paul's posed that Paul had brought into the temple.) company departed, and came unto Cesarea; and 30 Aud all the city was moved, and the people we entered into the house of Philip the evangeran togellier: and ihey took Paul and drew hini list, which was one of the seven; and abode out of the temple. And forthwith the doors with him.

were shut. 9 And the same inan had four daughters, vir- 31 And as they went about to kill liin, tidings gins, which did proplesy,

came unto the chief captain of the band, that 1.1 10 And as we iarried there many days, there Jerusalem was in an uproar; came down from Judea a certain prophei, named :32 Who inimicdiately took soldicrs and centuAyabus.

rions, and ran down unto them. And when J1 And when he was come unto us, he took they saw the chicf captain and the soldiers, they Paul's girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, left beating of Paul. and said, Thus sajth the lloly Ghost, So shall 33 Then the chief captain came near and took the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that own- him, and commanded him to be bound with two eth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the chains: and denianded wlio he was, and what hands of the Gentiles.

he had done. 12 And when we heard these things, both we, 34 And some cried one thing, some another, and they of that place, besought him not to go along the multitude and when he could sui up to Jerusalern.

know the certainty for ine tumult, le command13 Then Paul answered, What mean ye to ed him to be carried into the castle. weep, and to break my heart ? fur I am ready 35 And when he came upon the stairs, so it not to be bound only, but also to dic at Jerusa- was that he was borne of the soldiers, for the lem for the name of the Lord Jesus.

violence of the people. 14 And when he would not be persuaded, we 36 for the inultitude of the people followed ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done. after, crying, Away with him.

15 And after those days we took up our car. 37 And as Paul was to be led into the castle, lo riages, and went up to Jerusalem.

said unto the chief captain, May I speak into 16 'There went with us also certain of the dis- thee? Who said, Canst thou speak Greek ? ciples of Cesarea, and brought with then one 38 Art not lliou that Egyptian, which before Ninason of Cyprus, an old disciple, with whom these days madest an uproar, and leililest out we should lodge.

into the wilderness four thousand men that 17 And when we were come to Jerusalem, the were murderers ? brethren received us gladly.

39 But l'aul said, I am a man rohich am a Jew 18 And the day following Paul went in with us of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean unto James: and all the elders were present. city: and I bescech thice suller me to speak iuito

19 And when he had saluted them, he declared the people. particularly what things God had wrought among 40 And when he had given him licence, l'au! ihe Gentiles by his ministry.

stood on the stairs, and beckoned with the land 20 And when they heard it, they glorified the unto the people. And when there was made a Lord, and said unto him, 'Thou seest, brother, great silence, he spake unto them in the llebrew how many thousands oi Jews there are which congue, saying, believe; and they are all zealous of the law:

CIIAP. XXII. 21 And they are informed of thee, that thou raul declareth his conversion, ive.

Medellicotina madelillers, bewone ny deules 10 forsake Moses, saying, That iney ought fence which I make now unto you. noi lo circumcise chcir chiidren, neither to walk ? (And when they hearil that he spake in the aller the customs.

llebrew longue to them, they kepi tlic mora 22 What is it therefore ? the multitude must silence: and he saith,) needs conie together : for they will hear thai 31 am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Won art coine.

Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this 23 Do therefore this that we say to thec: We city at the feet of Camaliel, and tauglit accordhave four men which have a vow on them; iny to the perfect manner of the law of the ta

24 Then take, and purify thyself with them, thers, and was zealous toward God, as ye ail are and be at charges with them, that they may this day. shave their heads: and all may know that those 4 And I persecuted this way into the death, Liings whereof they were informed concerning binding and delivering into prisons both men and thee, are nothing; but that thou thyself also wonen. walkest orderiy, and keepest the law.

5 As also the high priest doth bear me witness, 25 As louching the Gentiles which believe, we and all the estate of the elders; from whom also have written and concluded that they observe I received letters unto the brethren, and went no such thing, save only that they keep them- !o Damascus, to bring them which were there selves from things offered w idols, and from bound unto Jerusalem, for to be punished. blood, and from strangled, and from fornication. 6 And it came to pass, that, as I made my jouir.

26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day ney', and was come high unto Damascus about purifying himself with themi, entered into the n0011, suddenly there sbone from heaven a great iempie, to signify the accomplislınent of the light round about me. days of purification, until that an offering should i And I fell unto the ground, and licard a voice be offered for every one of them.

saying into me, Saui, Saul, why persccutest 27 And when the seven days were almost end-thume ? ed, the Jews, which were or Asin, when they 8 And I answered, Who are thou, Lord ? And saw him in the temple, stirred up all the people, he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareihi, whom and laid hands on him,

Tillou persecutest.

Paul's call to the apostleship.


The Jews conspire to kill kim 9 And they that were with me saw indeed thethal stood by him, to smite hint on the mouth. light, and were afraid; but they heard not the 3 Then said Paul' unto him, God shall smite voice of him that spake to me.

thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge 10 And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the me after the law, and commandest me io be Jord said unto me, Arise, and go into Damas- smitten contrary to the law ? cus, and there it shall be told thee of all things 4 And they that stood by, said, Revilest thou which are appointed for thee to do.

God's bigh priest ? 11 And when I could not see for the glory of 5 Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he that light, being led by the hand of them ihat was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt were with me, I came into Damascus.

not speak evil of the ruler of thy people. 12 And one Ananias, a devout man according, 6 But when Paul perceived thai the one part 10 the law, having a good report of all the Jews were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he which dwelt there,

cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am 13 Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And the saine and resurrection of the dead I am called in hour I looked up upon him.

question. 14 And he said, The God of our fathers hath 7 And when he had so said, there arose a dischoseu thee, that thou shouldest know his will, sension between the Pharisees and the Sadduand see that Just One, and shouldest hear the cees: and the multitude was divided. voice of his mouth.

8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resur15 For thou shalt be his witness unto all men rection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Phariof what thou hast seen and heard.

sees con fess both. 16 And now why larriest thou ? arise, and be 9 And there arose a great cry: and the Scribes baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the that were of the Pharisees' part arose, and strove, name of the Lord.

saying, We find no evil in this man: but if á 17 And it came to pass, that, whien I was come spirit or au angel hath spoken to him, let us not again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the fight against God. temple, I was in a trance ;

10 And when there arose a great dissension, 18 And saw him saying unto me, Make haste, the chief captain, fearing lest Paul should have and get thcc quickly out of Jerusalem; for they becn pulled in pieces of them, commanded the will not receive thy testimony concerning me. soldiers to go down, and to take him by force

19 And I said, Lord, they know that I impri- from among them, and to bring him into the soned, and beat in every synagogue them that castle. believed on thee:

11 And the night following the Lord stood by 20 And when the blood of thy martyr Stcplien him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as was shed, I also was standing by, and consent- thou hast testified of ine in Jerusalem, so must Ing unto his death, and kept the raiment of them thou bear witness also at Rome. that slew him.

12 And when it was day, certain of the Jews 21 And he said unto me, Depart: for I will banded together, and bound themselves under a send thec far hence unto the Gentiles.

cuirse, saying, that they would neither eat nor 22 And they gave him audience unto this word, drink till they had killed Paul. and then lifted up their voices, and said, Away| 13 And they were more than forty which had with such a fellow from the earth : for it is not made this conspiracy. fit that he sliould live.

14 And they came to the chief priests and el23 And as they cried out, and cast off their ders, and said, We have bound ourselves under clothes, and threw dust into the air,

a great curse, that we will eat nothing until we 24 The chief captain commanded him to be have slain Paul. brought into the castle, and bade that he should 15 Now tnerefore ye with the council signify be examined by scourging ; that he might know to the chief captain, that he bring him down wherefore they cried so against him.

unto you to-morrow, as though ye would in25 And as they bound him with thongs, Paul quire something more perfectly concerning him: said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it law- and we, or ever he come near, are ready to kill ful for you to scourge a man that is a Ronan, him. and uncondemned ?

16 And when Paul's sister's son heard of their 26 When the centurion heard that, he went and lying in wait, he went and entered into the castold the chief captain, saying, Take heed wlattle, and told Paul. thou doest ; for this man is a Roman.

17 Then Paul called one of the centurions unto 27 Then the chief captain came, and said unto him, and said, Bring this young man unto the him, Tell me, art thou a Roman ?' lle said, Yea.chief captain ; for he hath a certain thing to tell

28 And the chief captain answered, With a him. great sum obtained I ihis freedom. Ánd Paul 18 80 he took him, and brought him to the chief said, But I was free-boru.

captain, and said, Paul the prisoner called me 29 Then straightway they departed from him unto him, and prayed me to bring this young man which should have examined him: and the chier unto thee, who hath soinething to say unto thee. captain also was afraid, after he knew that he 19. Then the chief captain took him by the hand was a Roman, and because he had bound him. land went with him aside privately, and asked

30 On the morrow, because he would have him, What is that thou hast to tell me? known the certainty wherefore he was accused 20 And he said, The Jews have agreed to deof the Jews, he loosed him from his bands, and sire thee, that thou woullest bring down Paul commanded the chief priests and all their coun- to-morrow into the council, as though they cil to appear, and brought Paul down, and set would inquire somewhat of him more perfectly bim before them.

21 But do not thou yield unto them: for there CHAP. XXIII.

lie in wait for him of them more than forty men, Paul pleadeth his cause.

which have bound themselves with an oath, that ND Paul, earnestly beholding the coun- they will neither eat nor drink till they have in all good conscience before God until this for a promise from thee. day.

22 So the chief captain then let the young 2 And the high priest Ananias commanded then wan Jepart, and charged him, See thou lell no

Paul is sent to Felir.

His defence man that thou hast shewed these things to me. there are yet but twelve days since I went up to

23 And he called unto him two centurions, Jerusalem for to worship. saying, Make ready two hundred soldiers toʻgo 12 And they neither found me in the temple to Cesarea, and horsemen threescore and ten, disputing with any man, neither raising up the and spearmien two hundred, at the third hour people, neither in the synagogues, worinthecity: of the night;

13 Neither can they prove the things whereof 24 And provide them beasts, that they may sct they now accuse me. Paul on, and bring him safe unto Felix the go- 14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the vernor.

way which they call heresy, so worship I the 25 And he wrote a letter after this manner:

God of my fathers, believing all things which 26 Claudius Lysias, unto the most excellent are written in the law and in the prophets : governor Felix, sendeth greeting.

15 And have hope toward God, which they 27 This man was taken of the Jews, and should themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurhave been killed of them: then came I with an rection of the dead, both of the just and unjust. árny, and rescued him, having understood that 16 And herein do Í exercise myself, to have albe was a Roman.

ways a conscience void of offence toward God, 28 And when I would have known the cause and loward men. wherefore they accused him, I brought him 17 Now, after many years, I came to bring forth into their council:

alms to my nation, and offerings. 29 Whom !. perceived to be accused of ques- 18 Whereupon certain Jews from Asia found tions of their law, but to have nothing laid to nie purified in the teniple, neither with multihis charge worthy of death, or of bonds. tude, nor with tumult:

30 And when it was told nie how that the Jews) 19 Who ought to have been here before thee, laid wait for the man, 1 sent straightway to and object, if they had aught against me. thce, and gave commandment to his accusers 20 Or else let these same here say, if they have also, lo say before thee what they had against found any cvil-doing in me, while I stood behiin. Farewell.

fore the council, 31 Then the soldiers, as it was comnianded 21 Except it be for this one voice, that I cried, them, took Paul, and brought him by night to standing omong them, Touching the resurrection Antipatris.

of the dead I ain called in question by you tbie 32 On the morrow they left the horsemen to go day. with him, and returned to the castle:

2 And when Felix heard these things, having 33 Who, when they came to Cesarea, and de. more perfect knowledge of that way, he deferlivered the epistle io the governor, presented red them, and said, When Lysias the chief cap Paul also before him.

tain shall conie down, I will know the utterinost 34 And when the governor had read the letter, of your matter, he asked of what province he was. And wlieni 2:3 And he commanded a centurion to keep he understood that he was of Cilicia;

Paul, and 10 let him lave liberty, and that he 35 I will hear thee, said he, when thine accu- should forbid none of his acquaintance to minissers are also come. And he commanded him to ter, or come unto him. be kept in llerod's judginent-hall.

24 And after certain days, when Felix came CILAP. XXIV.

with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he Paul accused by Tertullus, &c. sent for Paul, and heard hiin concerning the

the faith in Christ. tain orator named Tertullus, who iuformed the perance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, governor against Paul.

and answered, Co thy way for this time; when 2 And when he was called forth, Tertullus be- have a convenient season, I will call for thee. gan to accuse him, saying, Seeing that by thee hoped also that money should have been we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy given him of Paul, that he might loose himn : deeds are done unto this nation by thy provi- wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and comdence,

muned with biin. 3 We accept it always, and in all places, most 27 But after two years Porcins Festus canie noble Felix, with all thankfulness.

into Felix' rooni : and Felix, willing to shew 4 Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound. unto thee, I pray thee, that thou wouldest hear

-CHAP. XXV. us of thy clemency a few words.

The Jeros accuse Paul before Festus.

Nincs haene Feries who comescence de porn low, and a mover of sedition ainong all the Jews vince, after three days he ascended from throughout the world, and a ring-leader of the Cesaren to Jerusalem. sect of the Vazarenes:

2 Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews 6 Who also hath gone about to profane the informed him against Paul, and besought hiin, temple: whoin we took, and would have judged 3 And desired favour against him, that he according to our law :

would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait 7 But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, in the way to kill him. and with great violence took him away out of 4 But Festus answered, that Paul should be our hands,

kept at Cesarea, and that he himself would do. 8 Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: part shortly thither. by examining of whom, thyself mayest take 5 Let them therefore, said he, which among knowledge of all these things whereof we ac- you are able, go down with me, and accuse this cuse hiin.

nan, if there be any wickedness in him. 9 And the Jews also assented, saying, That o And when he had larried among them more diese things were so.

than ten days, he went down unto Cesarca ; and 10 Then Paul, after that the governor had beck- the next day siling on the judgment-seal, con oned unto him to speak, answered, Forusmuch anded Paul to be brought. as I know that thou hast been of many years a 7 And when he was come, the Jews which judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully canie dowu from Jerusalem stooil round about, answer for inyself:

and laid many and grievous complaints against 11 Because that thou mayest understand, that Paul, which they could not prove;


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Paul appealeth to Cesar.

THE ACTS. His speech before king Agripps 8 While he answered for himself, Neither 2 I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because against the law of the Jews, neither against the 1 shall answer for myself this

day before thee, temple, nor yet against Cesar have I offended touching all the things whereof I am accused of any thing at all.

the Jews: 9 But Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure, 3 Especially, because I know thee to be expert answered Paul, and said, Wil thou go up to Je-l in all customs and questions which are among rusalem, and there be judged of these things be- the Jews: wherefore I beseech thee to hear me fore me?

patienty, 10 Then said Paul, I stand at Cesar's judgment-j 4 My manner of life from my youth, which was seal, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews at ihe first anong mine own nation at Jerusahave I done no wrong, as thou very well knowest. lem, know all the Jews,

11 For if I be an offender, or have committed 5 Which knew me from the beginning, (if they any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: would testify,) that after the most strailest sect but if there be none of these things whereof of our religion, I lived a Pharisee. these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto: 6 And now I stand, and am judged for the hope them. I appeal unto Cesar.

of the promise made of God unto our fathers : 12 Then Festus, when he had conferred with 7 Unio which promise our twelve tribes, inthe council, answered, Hast thou appealed unto stantly serving God day and night, hope to come. Cesar? unto Cesar shalt thou go.

For which hope's sake; king Agrippa, I am ac13 And aster certain days, king. Agrippa and cused of the Jews. Bernice came unto Cesarea, to salute Festus.


8 Why should it be thought a thing incredible 14 And when they had been there many days, with you, that God should raise the dead ? Festus declared Paul's cause unto the king, say 9 I verily thought with mysell, that I ought to ing, There is a certain man left in bonds by Felix: do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of

15 About whom, when I was at Jerusalem, the Nazareth. chief priests and the elders of the Jews inform- 10 Which thing I also did in Jerusalem : and ed me, desiring to have judgment against him. many of the saints did I shut up in prison, hav. 16 To whom I answered, It is not the manner ing received authority from the chief priests; of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before and when they were put to death, I gave my that he which is accused have the accusers face voice against them. 10 face, and have licence to answer for himself 11 And I punished them oft in every synagogue, concerning the crime laid against him. and compelled them to blaspheme; and being

17 Therefore, when they were come hithier, exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted without any delay on the morrow I sat on the them even unto strange cities. judgment-seat, and commanded the man to be! 12 Whereupon, as I went to Damascus, with brought forth;

authority and commission from the chief priests, 18 Against whom, when the accusers stood up,, 13 At mid-day, O king, I saw in the way a they brought none accusation of such things as light from heaven, above the brightness of the I supposed :

sun, shining round about me, and them which 19 But had certain questions against him or journeyed with me. their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which 14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive. I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in

w And because I doubted of such manner of the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest questions, I asked him whether he would go to thou me? It is hard for thee to kick against Jerusalein, and there be judged of these matters. the pricks.

21 But when Paul had appealed to be reserved 15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he unto the hearing of Augustus, I commanded him said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. to be kept till I might send him

to Cesar. | 16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have 22 Then Agrippa said unto Feslus, I would appeared unto thee for ihis purpose, to make also hear the man myself. To-morrow, said he, thee a minister and a witness both of these thou shalt hear him.

things which thou hast seen, and of those things 23 And on the morrow, when Agrippa was in the which I will appear unto thee; come, and Bernice, with great pomp, and was 17 Delivering thee from the people, and from entered into the place of hearing, with the chief the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, captains and principal men of the city, at Fes-18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from tus' commandment Paul was brought forth. darkness to light, and from the power of Satan

24 And Festus said, King Agrippa, and all unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of men which are here present with us, ye see this sins, and inheritance among them which are man about whom all the multitude of the Jews sanctified by faith that is in me. have dealt with me, both at Jerusalem, and also 19 Whereupon, Oking Agrippa, I was not here, crying that he ought not to live any longer. (disobedient unto the heavenly vision :

25 But when I found that he had committed 20 But shewed first unto them of Damascus, nothing worthy of death, and that he himself and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts hath appealed to Augustus, I have determined of Judea, and then to the Gentiles, that they to send him.

should repent and turn to God, and do works 26 Or whom I have no certain thing to write meet for repentance. unto my lord. Wherefore I have brought him 21 For these causes the Jews caught me in the forth before you, and specially before thee, o temple, and went about to kill me. king Agrippa, that after examination had, i 22 Having therefore obtained help of God, I con: might have somewhat to write.

tinue unto this day, witnessing both to small and 27 For It scemeth to me unreasonable to send great, saying none other things than those which a prisoner, and not withal to signify the crimes the prophets and Moses did say should come: laid against him.

23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should CIAP. XXVI.

be the first that should rise from the dead, and of Paul's life and conversion. should shew light unto the people, and to the Thened to appeared for a haul Thou art per Gentiles.

mitted to speak for thyself. Then Paul 24 And as he thus spake for himself, Festes stretched forth the hand and answered for said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside himself:

lthyself; much learning doth nake thee mad.

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