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1"Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with his wife Priscilia, because that Cla with the Jews, and with the devout

perfons, dius had commanded an rews to depart fren and in the market daily with them that met Rome, and came unto them. with him.

3 And becuase he was of the same praft 18 Then certain philosophers of the Epi- he abode with them, and wrought for by cureans, and of the Stoicks, cncountered their occupation they were tent-makers.) him. And Lomc faid, What will this babbler 4 And he reasoned in the synagogue ETS fay! other fomo, Hc secmeth to be a fetter ry Cabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the forth of ftrange gods: because he preached Greeks. unto them seios, and the refurre&ion. s And when suas and Timothy were

19 And they took him, and brought him come from Macedonia, Paul was prekes linto Areopagits, saying, May we know what spirit, and tcftified to the Jews that Jefu this new doctrinc,

whereof thou speakeft, ti? ivas Christ. 20 For thon bringett certain ftrange things 6 And when they opposed themselves, and to our ears: we would know, therefore, what blafphemed, he thook his raiment, and faite these things inean.

unto them, Your od be apon your own 21. (For all the Athenians, and strangers heads; I am clean: from herceforth i wid which were there, spent their time in no- go unto the Gentilcs. thing else, but either to tell or to hcar some 7 And he departed thenics, and entered new thing.)

into a certain mans house, naned jste, 22 1 Then Paul ttood in the midit of Mars. one that worshipped God, whole houk jot hili, and fail, ne men of Athens, ! perceive ed hard to the lynagogue. that in all things ye are too fuperftitious. 8 And Crispus, the elrief ruler of the ho

23. For as passed by and beheld your gogue, believed on the Lord wità a la devotions, I found an altar with this in- honfe and many of the Corintblant hear fcription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. ing, believed, and were baptized. Whom therefore, ye ignorantly worship, him declare l unto you.

9. Then (pake the Lord to Paal in the

night by a vifion, Be not afraid, but ipcat, 24 God that made the world, and all and hold not thy peace: things therein, secing that he is Lord of 10 For I am with thce, and no mapa heaven and carth, Ovelleth not in temples set on thee to hurt thce; foz I lavt nech made with hands;

people in this city. 25 Neither is worshipped with mens hands, ii And he continued there a year and fix as though he needcu any thing, seeing he months, teaching the word of God anos giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; them.

26 And hath made of one blood all na 12 1 And when Galilo was the deputa tions of men for to dwell on all the face of Achaia, the Jews made infurredine the earth, and hath determined the times onc accord againft Paul, and brought him before appointed, and the bounds of their to the judgment-leat, habitation;

13 Saying, This fellow perfuadeth mest 27 That they ihould seck the Lord, if hap worthip God contrary to the law, y they might feel after him, and find him, 14 And when Paul was now about to con though he be not far from every one of us: his mouth, Gallio falu anto the Jews, fi

28 For in him we live, and move, and have were a matter of wrong or wicked out our being; as certain also of your own poets nens, o ye Jews ! reason would that I found have said, For we are also his offspring bear with you:

29 Foralmuch then, as we are the off. 15 But if it be a queftion of words, and spring of God, we ought not to think that names, and of your law, took ye le ; for I the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or will be no judge of such matieri, Hlone, graven by art and mans device. 16 And he dravc them from thc judgmci

30' And the tímcs of this ignorance God seat. -winked at; but now commandeth all men 17 Then all the Greeks took Soithons, the every where to repent :

chief ruler of the fynagoguc, and best *** 3! Becaude hc hath appointed a day, in the before the judgment-lear and Gallo card which he will judge the world in righteoul for none of those things. ness by the man whom he hath ordained; 18 ! And Paul aner i tarried the it! wohercof he hath viven affurance'unto all men, a good while, and then tok his leave of the in that he hath railcd him froin the dead. brethren, and failed thcoce isto Syria, 298

32 1 And when they lucard of the refur- with him Priscilla and Aquila; having fun redion of the end, some mocked: and others his head in Cenchrea: for be bid a virka said, We will hear thee again of this matter. 19 And he came to Ephes, 108 left to

33 So Pani departed froin ainong them. there: but he himseit cu crat into the hy

3 Hewbeit, certain men clave into him, nagogue, and reatoned with the Jews. and believed: among the wbich was Diony: 20 When they desired Acts to tirry lengut ! us the Areopagite, and a woman named time with them, le consented not; Damns, and others with them.

21 But bade them farewtll, Caying. I CHAP. XVIII. i Pard inhoureth withi. hands, and preach in Jerulalem but i will return e un into

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22 And when he had landed at Cesta 2 And found a ceftain Jew, named Aquila, and gone up and saluted the church, ta went in Pursiva, lately come from Italy, went down to Antiuni.

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And after he had spent some time there 14 And there were feren fons of one Scevs leparted, and went over all the country a Jew and chief of the prietts which did fo. Gala tia and Phrygia in order, itrengtheli- 15 And the evil spirit answered and said, all the disciples.

Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who +* And a certain Jew, named Apollos, are I at Alexandria, an eloquent inan, and 16 And the man in whom the evil spirit lity in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. was, leaped on them, and overcame them, s his man was inftru&cd in the way of and prevailed againft thcm, so that they fied

Lord; and, being fervent in the spirit, out of that houle naked and wounded. (pake and taught diligently the things 17 And this was known to all the Jews, and the Lord, knowing only the baptism of Greeks also, dwelling at Ephesus; and fear

fell on them all, and the name of the Lord 6 And he began to speak boldly in the Jesus was magnificd. zagogue: whoin, when Aquila and Prif- 18 And many that believed came, and cona had heard, they took him unto them, felfed, and thewed their decds.

expounded unto him the way of God 19. Many of them also which used curious te perfecuy.

arts brought their books together, and burn:7 And when he was disposed to pass in- ed them before all men: and they counted Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the price of them, and found it fifty thou: disciples to receive him : who, when he fand pieces of silver. s coine, helped them much which had 20ʻso mightily grew the word of God, licved through grace:

and prevailed. 19 For he mightily convinced the Jews, 21' I After these things were ended, Paul

that publickly, shewing by the scrip- purposed in the spirit, when he had passed es that Jesus was Chritt.

through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to CHAP. XIX.

Jerusalem, saying, After i have been there, The Holy Ghof given by Pauls hands. I must also fee Rome. Nd it came to país, that, while Apollos 22 So he sent into Macedonia two of them

was at Corinth, Paul, having passed that minittered unto him, Timotheus and rough the upper coaits, came to Ephesus: Erattus; but he himself itayed in Alia for a d finding certain disciples,

season. 1 He said unto theni, ilave ye reoeived 23. And the same time there arose no smail c Holy Gholt since ye believedAnd they ftir about that way. d unto him, We have not so inuch as 24 For a certain man, named Demetrius, ard whether there be any Holy Ghoft. a silver-smith, which made filver thrincs for 3 And lie said unto them, Unto what then Diana, brought no finall gain unto the craftite ye baptized! And they said, Unto Johns men; priim.

25 Whom he called together, with the work4. Then said Paul, John, verily, baptized men of likę occupation, and said, Sirs, ye th the baptism of repentance, saying unto know that by this craft we have our wealth : e people, That they lhould bclicve on him. 26 Moreover, ye see and hear, that not hich ihould come after him, that is on alone at Ephesus, but almoft throughout all hríft Jesus

Alia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned 5 When they heard this, they were bap. away much people, saying, That they be no sed in the naine of the Lord Jesus. gods which are made with hands : 6 And when Paul Rad laid his hands upon 27. So that not only this our craft is in icm, the Holy Ghost came on ther; and danger to be fet at nought; but also that ky Ipake with tongues, and prophefied. the temple of the great goddess

Diana shonld And all the men were about twelve. be despited, and her magnificence should be

And lie went into the fynagogue, and deftroyed, whom all Afia and the world wornak boldly for the space of three months, shippeth. puting, and perfuading the things con- 28 And when they heard these fayings. mag the kingdom of God.

they were full of wrath, and cried out, saya 9 Bix when divers were hardened, and ing; Great is Diana of the Ephctians. chercd not, but spake evil of that way be- 29 And the whole city was filled with conare the multitude, he departed from them, fufion: and having caugh: Gaius and Ari nu feparated the difciples, difputing daily ftarchus, men of Macedonia, Pauls compa: ? the school of one Tyrannus.

nions in travel, they ruined with one accord 10. And this continued by the space of two into the theatre. cars; to that all they which dwelt in Afia 30 Aad when Paul would have entered in eard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews unto the people, the disciples suffered hiin not. .nd Girls

• 31 And certain of the chief of Alia, which !! And God wrought special miracles by were his friends, fent unto him, desiring him, he hands of Patu:

that he would not adventure himself into the 12 So that from his body, were brought theatre. into the fick, handkerchiefs or aprons, and 32 Some therefore cried onc thing, and the difcares departed from them, and the foune another : for the allembly vas convit (pirits went out of them.

fused; and the more part knew not where13 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, fore they were coine together, Xoru, took apon thein to call over them 33. And they drew Al-Xnder out of the which had evil spirits, the namç of the Lord multitude, the Jews putting hin forward, letus, Laying, we adjuse you by Jcfus, whom And Alexander beckoned with the hand, arid Paul prcácheibe

would have made his dcience unto the people.

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15 And, after the reading of the law and 35 Wherefore he faith also in another the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue Pfalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine boly One fent into them, laying, re men and bre- to fee corruption. thren, if ye have any word of exhortation 36 For David, after he had served his for the people, say on.

own generation, by the will of God fell on 16 Then Paw itood up, and, beckoning cep, and was laid unto his fathers, and with his hand, faid, Men of Israel, and ye faw corruption : that fear God, give audience.

37 But he whom God raised again fas 17 The God of this people of Israel ehose no corruption. our fathers, and exalted the people when they 38 Be it known unto you, therefore, dwelt as itrangers in the land of Egypt, and men and brethren, that through this man with an high arm brought he them out of it. is preached unto you the forgiverick en

18 And about the time of forty ycars fuf- fins: fered hc their manners in the wilderness. 39 And by him all that believe are juf

19 And when he had destroyed seven na fied from all things, from which ye cook tions in the land of Chanaan, he divided not be justified by the law of Moses. their land to them by lot.

40 Beware therefore, left that come wen 20 And after that lie gave unto them judges, you, which is fpoken of in the prophets, about the space of four hundred and fifty 41 Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and years, until Samuel the prophet.

perith: for í vork a work in your dar, 1 21 And afterward they defired a king: work, which ye shall in no wilt bekrt, and God gave unto them Saul the son of though a man declare it unto you. Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the 42 And when the Jews were gone out of (pace of forty years.

the fynagogue, the Gentiles beloupli tha: 22. And when he had removed him, he these words might be preached to them tas raised up unto them David to be their king; next fabbath. to whom also he gave testimony, and said, 43 Now when the congregation was hreI have found David the son of JefTe, a man ken up, many of the Jews and religious pro after mine own heart, which ihall fulfil all felytes followed Paui and Barnabas; she my will.

speaking to them, persuaded them to ces 13 of this mans feed hath God, according tinue in the grace of God. to his promise, raised unto Ifrael a Saviour, 44 ! And the next sabbath day came Jefus ;

mort the whole city together, to hear the 24 'when Johin had firft preached before word of God. his coming the baptism of repentance to 45 But when the Jews saw the malditades all the people of Ifrael.

they were filled with envy, and fake 25 And as John fulfilled his course he gainit those things which were fpoken by said, whom think ye that I am ? I am not Paul, contradi&ing and blafphcming se, But, behold, there cometh one after me, 46 Then Paul and Barnaba waxed bois, whole thocs of his fect I am not worthy to and said, it was neceflary that the word of loose.

God should first have been spoken to : 26 Men an.t brethren, children of the but seeing ye put it from yout, and polec finck of Abraham, and whosoever among yourselves unworthy of everlaftenWe, kes you feareth God, to you is the word of we turn to the Gentiles: ihis salvation fent.

47 For lo hath the Lord commanded . 27 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and Saying, I have fet thee to be s light of the their rulers, because they knew him not, Gentiles, that thou shouldett be far falva nor yet the voics of the prophets which tion unto the ends of the earth. are read every fabbath-day, they have ful. 48 And when the Gentiles heard this they filled them in condemning him.

were glad, and glorified the word of the 28 And though they found no cause of Lord: and as many as were ordained death in him, yet defired thcy Pilate that eternal life believed. he should be lain.

49 And the word of the Lord was po 29 And when they had fulfilled ah that lifhed throughout all the region. was written of him, they took him down 50 But the Jews ftirred up the devouto from the tree, and laid him in a fepulchre. honourable women, and the chief en

30 But God raised him from the dead: the city, and raised persecution against

31 And he was seen many days of them and Barnabas, and expelied them at which came up with him from Galilee to their coasts. Jerusalem, who are his witnesses into the s! Bat they thook off the duft of the people.

against them, and came unto Iconium zi and we declare unto you glad tidings, 52 And the disciples were filled with how that the promile which was made un- and with the Holy Ghett. to the fathers,

CHAP. XIV. 33 God hath fulilled the same anto us i Paul and Barnabas art perfecta. Per ther children, in that he hath raised up healing a cripple, they are repsind a Jesus again; as it is also written in the 19 Paul is konei. 11 Thry at second pfalm, Thou art my son, this day divers churches, and return to the e And concerning that he raised him A went

bull together brothers up from the dead, now no more to return of the Jews, and to fpake, that . FITI to corruption, he faid on this wife, I will titode, both of the jowi, 1992 dhe give you the fure mercies of David, Grecks, believed.

e to build you up, and to give you an inhe. ready not to be bound only, but allo to die ance among all them which are sanctified. at Jerusalem, for the name of the Lord Jesus. 33 I have coveted yo mans filver, or gold, 14 And when he would not be persuaded apparel.

we ceased, saying, The will of tho Lord be 3+ Yea, ye yourselves know, that there done. nds have ministered unto my neceslitics, 15 And after thofe days we took up our u to them that were with me.

carriages, and went up to Jerusalem. 35 I have thewed you all things, how that 16 There went with us also certain of the Labouring ye ought to support the weak; disciples of Cefarea, and brought with them d to remember the words of the Lord one Mnason of Cyprus, an old disciple, with Tus, how he faid, it is more blessed to give whom we should lodge. an to receive.

17 And when we were come to Jerusalemn 36 9 And when he had thus spoken he the brethren recçived us gladly. celcd down, and prayed with them all. 18 And the day following Paul went in 37 And they all wept fore, and fell on with us unto James; and all the elders were uls ncck, and killed him;

present. S Sorrowing most of all for the words 19 And when he had faluted them, he zich hc (pake, that they thotud see his declared particularly what things God had e no more. And they accompanied him wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry: to the ship.

20 And when they heard it they glorified CHA P. XXI,

the Lord, and said unto him, Thou feeft, Pass will not be diffuaded from going to ge. brother, 'how many thousands of Jews rufalem. 9. Philips daughters prophetches. there are which believe; and they are all 17 Paul at Jerufalem, 27 is apprehended, zealous of the law: 31 but is rescued by the chief caplain. 21 And they are informed of thee, that

to gotten from them, and had launched, the Gentiles to forlake Mofes, saying,. That

came with a itraight courfe unto Coos, they ought not to circumcise their children, d the day following unto Rhodes, and neither to walk after the customs. um thence unto Patara:

22 What is it therefore the multitude 2 And finding a ship failing over unto mutt needs come together : for they will jenicia, we went aboard, and set forth." hear that thou art come. 3. Now, when we had discovered Cyprus, 23 Do therefore, this that we say to thee: E left it on the left land, and failed into we have four men which have a vow on them; ria, and landed at Type: for there the 24 Them take, and purify thyself with ip was to unlarle her burden.

them, and be at charges with them, that 4 And finding disciples, wc tarried there they may mave their heads: and all may ven days; who said to Paul'through the know that those things, whereof they were unt, that he should not go up to Jerufalem. informed concerning thee, are nothing ; but 5 And when we had accomplished thofe that thou thyself alio walkett orderly, and ays we departed, and went our way; and keepeft the law. tey al brought us on our way, with wives 25 As touching the Gentiles which bend children, till we were out of the city: lieve, we have written and concluded that od we kneeled down on the thore and they observe no such thing, fave only that rayed.

they keep themselves from things offered 6. And when we had taken our Icave one to idols, and from blood, and from things

another, we took thip; and they returned ftrangled, and frorn fornication. ome again,

26 Then Paul took the men, and the cxt 1 Aoû when we had finished our course day purifying hinifelf with them entered into em Tyre we came to Ptolemais, and fa- the temple, to lignify the accomplithment of ated the brethren, and abode with them the days of purification, until that an offer le day:

ing should be offered for every one of them. * And the next duy we that were of Pauls 27 And when the feven days were almoft ompany departed, and came unto Cesarca; ended, the Jews which were of Alia, when nd we entered into the house of Philip the they saw him in the temple, tirred up all vangelift, (which was one of the seven,) and the people, and laid hands on him, bode with hin,

28 Crying out, Men of Israel, help: this And the same man had four daughters, is the man that teacheth all mori every virgins, which did prophely:

where against the people, and the law, and 10 And as we arried inare many days, this place: and further, brought Greeks allo here came down from Judea a ccrtain pro• into the temple, and hath polluted this holy wuct, named Agabus.

place. 1 And when he was come unto us, he ook Pauls girdle, and bound his own hands in the city Trophimus an Eplictian, tom

29 (For they had seen before with him 111ct, and said, Thus faith the Holy Ghort, o thai ibe Jews at Jerualem bind the inan

they supposed that Paul had brought inte

the temple.). fant ouncth this girdle, and thall deliver him 30 And all the city was moved, and the to the hands of the Gentiles.

people ran together; and they took Panl, li and when we heard thefe things, both and drew him out of the temple: and forthwe and they of that place befought him not with the doors wer: thit. to go up to jerualem.

31 And, as they went about to kill hin, 13 Then Paul answered, What incan ye to tidings caine unto se chicf captain of the wccp, and to brsak miné hoart! for I am band, that all Jeruánico was in an uproari

15. And to this agree the words of the 37 And Barnabas determined to take with proplicts; as it is written,

them John, whose surname was Mark. 18 After this I will return, and will build 38 But Paul thought not good to take him again the tabernacle of David, which is fal. with them, who departed from them from len down; and I will build again the ruins Pamphylia, and went not with them to the thereof, and I will set it up

work, 17 That the residue of men might feek 39 And the contention was fo fharp after the Lord, and all the Gentiles upon tween them, that they departed afundar ese whom my name is called, faith the Lord, from the other : and fo Barnabas teos Martin who doeth all thele things.

and failed unto Cyprus ;. 18 Knowa unto God are all his works from 40 And Pan! chose šilas, and departed, the beginning of the world.

being recommended by the brethrua unta 19 Wherefore my fentence is, that we the grace of God. trouble not them, which from among the 41 And he went through Syria and Cla, Gentiles are turned to God:

confirming the churches. 20 But that we write unto them, that they

C H A P. XVI. abftain from pollutions of idols, and from i Paul circumcifeth Timothy, 14 15 fornication, and from things Arangled, and Lydia, 16 caftetk out a spirit of divinatica : on For Moses of old time hath in every Tsehoid, a cert in disciple was there

19 he and siles are imprisoned. city then that preach him, being read in the fynagogues cvery fabbath-day.

named Timotheus, se fan of a certain we 22 Then pleased it the apostles and elders, man which was a Jewels, and belicved, at with the whole church, to fend chosen men of his father was a Greek: their own company to Antioch with Paul and 2 Which was well reported of by the bar Barnabas; namely fudas, furnamed Barsabas, thron that were at Lyftra and Iconsum: and Silib, chief men among the brethren; 3 Him would Paul' have to go forth

23 And they wrote letters by them after this him; and took and circumcised bim, becarte manner; The apostles, and elders, and bre- of the Jews which were in those quarters: for thren, send greeting unto the brethren which they knew all that his father was a Greck. are of the Gentiles in Antioch, and Syria, 4 And as they went through the cities and Cilicia:

they delivered then the decreo for to keep 24 Forasmuch as we have lieard, that cer- that were ordained of the apoftles amt-e. tain which went out from us have troubled ders which were at Jerutalen. you with words, fubverting your souls, say. 5 And so were the churches eftablifestb Ing. Te mult be circuncised, and keep the law; the faith, and increased in number sy. to whom we gave no such commandinent: 6 Now, when they had gone throughout

25 It seemed good unto us, being allembled Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and ser with one accord, to fend chosen men unto forbidden of the Holy Ghöft te pred the you, with our beloved Barnabas and Paul; word in Asia,

26 Men that have hazarded their lives for 7 After they were come to Myria, they the name of our Lord Jesus Chritt.

aflayed to go into Bithynia: bet tad spent 27 We have lent, therefore, Judas and Si- futféred thein not. las, who fhall also tell you the same things 8 And they, paling by Mşfia, came down by mouth.

to Troas. 28 For it feemed good to the Holy Ghoft, 9. And a vifion appeared to Patri in the and to us, to lay upon you no greater bur: right; There itood a man of Macedonia den than there neceffary things;

and prayed him, saying, Come over en 29 That ye abftain from meats offered to Macedonia, and help us. idols, and from blood, and from things ftrang. 10 And after he had ften the vifion, is !ed, and from fornication: from which, if ye mediately we endeavoured to go into Ma keep yourlelves, ye thall do well. Fare ye qedonia, alluredly gathering that the Lari

had called us for to preach the garçel urta 30 So when they were dismissed they came them. to Antioclt; and when they had gathered the Therefore, loofing from Troas, multitude together, they delivered the epiitle: came with a ftright courfe to Samothraca,

31 which when they had read, they re- and the next day to Neapolis; joiced for the confolation.

12 And from thence to Philippi, which 32. And Judas and Silas, being prophets the cliet city of that part of Macedonia alto themselves, exhorted the brethren with and a colony and we were in that do Dany words, and confirmed them.

aliding certain days. 33 And after they had tarried there a. 13 Ånd ou the fabbath we went out of the fpace, they were let go in peace from the city by a river-fide, where prayer was Dicthren unto the apostles.

to be made, and we lat down, and ipuis 34 Nctwithstanding, it pleased Silas to 4. unto the women which recortrd met bide there fill.

14 1 And a certain woman named Lydi. 35 Paul alfo and Barnabas continued in i fciler of purple, of the city of Tears Antioch, teaching and preaching the word which worshipped Ged, beard #s: of the Lord, with many others also. heart the Lord opened, that the aitcada

30 I And fome days after Paul faid to unto the things which were {poken of PE Bernabas, l.et us go again and visit our brechuren in every city where we have preached houshold, the besought us Caying. !

15 And when she was baptlead, and a she word of the Lool and see how they do have judged me to be faithful to the loti,

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