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worshiper of the great Diana”, and of the image which 36 fell down from Jupiter P Since therefore these things cannot be spoken against, ye ought to be quiet, and to 37 do nothing rashly. For ye have brought hither these men, that are neither robbers of temples, nor blasphe38 mers of your goddess. Wherefore if Demetrius, and the workmen that are with him, have a matter against any man, court-days are kept, and there are deputies to give 39 judgement : let them summon one another. But if ye inquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall be 40 determined in a lawful assembly. For we are in danger of being called in question for this day's disturbance: there being no cause by which we may give an account 41 of this concourse.” And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly. Ch. xx. And after the disturbance ceased, Paul called to him the disciples, and took leave of them, and departed to go 2 into Macedonia. And when he had gone over those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into 3 Greece. And after he had continued three months, the Jews having lain in wait for him as he was about to sail into Syria, he determined to return through Macedonia. 4 And Sopater, the son of Pyrrhus *, a Berean, accompanied him as far as to Asia; but Aristarchus and Secundus, "of the Thessalonians, and Gaius, of Derbè, and 5 Timothy, and Tychicus and Trophimus of Asia, these 6 went before and waited for us at Troas. And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and came to them at Troas in five days; where we abode seven days. 7 And on the first day of the week, when we had assembled to break bread, Paul discoursed to the disciples, being to depart on the morrow ; and continued his discourse until
* the great goddess Diana, R. T. + “the son of Pyrrhus,” these words are wanting in R. T.
midnight. And there were many lamps in the upper room, where we were assembled. Now a certain young man, named Eutychus, sat in a window, having fallen into a deep sleep : and as Paul discoursed a long time, he sank down with sleep, and fell to the ground from the third story, and was taken up dead. Then Paul went down, and fell on him, and embraced him, and said, “ Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.” And when Paul was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and conversed a long time, even till break of day, he then departed. Now they brought the young man alive; and were not a little comforted.
And we went before to the ship, and sailed to Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so he had appointed, intending himself to go by land. And when he came up with us, at Assos, we took him in, and came to Mitylene. And we sailed thence, and arrived the next day over against Chios; and the following day we touched at Samos; and, having remained at Trogyllium, on the day after we came to Miletus. For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, that he might not pass much time in Asia: for he hastened, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost.
And from Miletus Paul sent to Ephesus, and called t him the elders of the church. And, when they came to him, he said unto them, “Ye know, from the first day since I came into Asia, in what manner I have conducted myself with you the whole time; serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with tears *, and trials which befel me by the lyings in wait of the Jews: and that I have not kept back anything which was profitable to you; but have shewn it to you, and have taught you, publicly and from house to house; announcing both to Jews and to Greeks repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
* with many tears, R.T.
22 “And now, behold, I go to Jerusalem, to be bound, according to the spirit *; not knowing the things which 23 will befal me there, except that the holy spirit witnesseth to me in every city, saying that bonds and affiictions 24 await me. But I make no account of any thing, nor do I regard my life as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course [with joy], and the ministry which I have received from the Lord Jesus, to declare the gracious gos25 pel of God. And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom [of 26 God], will see my face no more. Wherefore I declare to you this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. 27 For I have kept nothing back, but have shewnt you all the counsel of God. 28 “Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock among whom the holy spirit hath made you overseers, to feed the church of the Lord , which he hath 29 purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departure $ grievous wolves will enter in among 30 you, not sparing the flock. From among your own selves also men will arise, speaking perverse things, to 31 draw away disciples after them. Watch therefore, and remember that for three years, night and day, I ceased not to admonish every one with tears. 32 “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace ||, which is able to edify you, and
* I feel myself forced in my mind to go unto Jerusalem. Wakefield. Vinctus spiritu, i.e. coactus, impulsus. Kypke. + Or, 1 used no subterfuge, so as not to declare unto you.
f The received text reads “God,” upon the authority of no manuscript of note or value, nor of any version but the modern copies of the Vulgate. The Ethiopic uses an ambiguous expression, but this version is avowedly corrupted from the Vulgate; and particularly in this book. See Marsh's Michaelis, vol. ii. p. 96. The word “Lord” is supported by all the most ancient and valuable manuscripts, whether of the Alexandrian or the Western edition, by the Coptic, Syriac, and other ancient versions, and by citations from the early ecclesiastical writers. See Griesbach's excellent note upon this text in his second edition.
$ departing, N. | his gracious word, N.
to give you an inheritance among all those that are sanctified. I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel. Ye yourselves know that these hands have ministered to my necessities, and to those that were with me. I have shewn you in all things, that by so labouring ye ought to assist the infirm, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he said, ‘It is more happy to give than to receive.’” And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all. And they all wept much, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him; sorrowing most for the words which he had spoken, that they were to see his face no more. And they conducted him on his way to the ship.
Ch. xxi. And it came to pass that, after we had separated
ourselves from them, and had sailed, we came with a straight course to Coos, and the day following to Rhodes, and thence to Patara. And having found a ship sailing over to Phenicia, we went on board, and loosed. Now when we had discovered Cyprus, and had passed by it on the left hand, we sailed into Syria, and landed at Tyre: for there the ship was to unload her burthen. And having met with disciples, we remained there seven days: and these said to Paul by the spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem. And when we had completed those
days, we went out and departed”, and they all conducted
us on our way, with their wives and children, till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed. And when we had taken leave of one another, we went into the ship; and they returned to their home.
And when we had finished our course, from Tyre we came to Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren, and remained with them one day: and on the morrow wet departed, and came to Caesarea; and we entered into the house of Philip the Evangelist, that was one of the seven 9 deacons, and remained with him. And this man had four daughters, virgins, who prophesied. 10 And as we continued there many days, a certain pro11 phet, named Agabus, came down from Judea : and when he came to us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, “ Thus saith the holy spirit: “So the Jews at Jerusalem will bind the man that owneth this girdle, and will deliver him into the hands of the gen12 tiles.” And when we heard these things, both we, and those of that place, besought him not to go up to Jeru13 salem. Then Paul answered, “What mean ye by weeping and breaking mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but to die also, at Jerusalem, for the name 14 of the Lord Jesus.” And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased; saying, “ The will of the Lord * be done.” 15 And after those days we took our baggage, and went 16 up to Jerusalem. Some disciples also of Caesarea went with us; bringing with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an 17 early disciple, with whom we might lodge. And, when we were come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us 18 gladly. And the day following Paul went in with us to 19 James; and all the elders were present. And when he had greeted them, he declared particularly what things God had wrought among the gentiles by his ministry. 20 And when they heard it, they glorified God+, and said unto Paulf, “Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are who believe; and they are all zealous of 21 the law. And they have been informed concerning thee, that thou teachest all the Jews that are among the gentiles to forsake Moses; saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, nor to walk according to our 22 customs S. What therefore should be done P The mul
* we departed on our way, Wakefield. # we that were of Paul's company, R.T.