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32 Who immediately took foldiers and marcus; and there it fhall be told the do Centurions, and ran down unto them and things which are appointed for thee to do when they saw the chief captain and the 11 And when I could not fee for the ele iuldiers, they let heating of Paul. 33. Then the chief captain came rear, and then that were with me, I came into ex

ry of that ligha, being led by the hand of cok hins, and comunanded kint to lac bouni Mascus. with two chains; and demanded who lie 12 And one Ananias, a devout man de w2s, and what he had done?

cording to the law, having a good report 34 And some cried one thing, fome ano- of all the Jews which dwelt ther, ther, among the multitude: and when he 13. Came unto me, and food, and fait could not know the certainty for the tu. unto me, Brother Saul, receive by tick. mult, he commanded him to be carried And the fame hour I looked up upon bar.. into the caille.

14 And he said, The God of our father 35 and wlien he came upon the fairs, so hath cholen thee, that thou thoulder ksoy it was that he was borne of the soldiers for his will, and see that jutt One, and thoole. the violence of the people.

cft hear the voice of his mouth. 36 For the multitude of the people follow- 15 For thou thalt be his witness ento a ed after, crying, Away with him.

men of what thou haft scen and heard 37 And as Paul way to be led into the 16 And now, why tartieft thou: arike, asd caitle, he faid imto the chicf captain, May be baptized, and wash away thy fins, caring I speak unto thee? Who said, Cantt thou on the name of the Lord. speak Greek?

17 And it came to pass, that when I yu 38 Art not thon that Egyptian, which become again to Jerufalem, even while I may fore these days madert an uproar, and led. ed in the temple, I was in a trace; dett out into the wildernes four thousand 18 And faw kim saying unto me, Make men that were murderers ?

haile, and get thee quickly out of jeres 39 But Paul said, I am a man which am lem; for they will not receive thy tekin a jew of Tarfus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen ny concerning me. er no mean city: and, i befeech thee, luffer 19 And I said, Lord, they know that is me to speak unto the people.

prisoned and beat in every fynagogue this 40 And when he had given him licence, that believed on thee: Patil ftood on the ttairs, and beckoned with 20 And when the blood of thy martyrs the band unto the people. And when there phen was shed, I alle was fianding by, and was made a great Glence, lic spake wito consenting unto his death, and kept the rat Then in the Hebrew tongue, saying, . ment of them that few him. CHAP. XXII.

21 And he said unto me, Depart: for idi! Poul declareth how he was converted, 25 and send thee far lence unto the Gentiler escapeth by the privilege of a Roman.

22 1 And they gave him audience wto this Madelene barelich makes now unto you. En, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my word, and then lifted up their raices

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said, Away with such a fost from the earth; 2 (And when they heard that he spake io for it is not fit that he thould live. the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept the 23 And as they cried out, and cat si more filence: and he saith,

clothes, and threw duft into the air, 3 I am verily a man which am a Jew, born

24 The chief captain commanded him to in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yer brought up in be brought into the caftle, and lude that we this city at the feet of Gamaliel, cind caught should be examined by scoargins that be accoruing to the perfed manner of the law might know wherefore they cried to against of the fathers, and was zealous towaru God, him. 28 ye all are this day.

25 And as they bound him with thong 4 and 1 persecuted this way unto the death, Pani said unto the centurion that tuod binding and delivering into prisons both meni Is it lawful for you to fconge a man ikan and women.

is a Roman, and trncoadernned! SAs also the high priell doth bear me wit. 26 When the centurion beard that, be ness, and all the extate of the elders: from went and told the clief captain, uyla whom alfo I received letters unto the bre. Take heed what thou docft : for this ex thren, and went to Damascus, to bring them is a Roman. which were there bound unto Jerusalem, for 27 Then the chief captain czme, and a to he punished.

unto him, Teli me, art thou a kerrant #t 6 And it came to pass, that, as I made my said, Yea. journey, and was come nigh uito Damafcus, 28 and the chief captain answered, we about noon, suddenly there thone from heas a great sum obtafped this freedom. A ven a great light round about me.

Paul faid, But I was frx-berri. 7 And I fell unto the ground, and heard a ,29 Then ftraightway they departed free voice laying unto mc, Saul, Saul, why per- him which thould have examined aim: tarde Lecutett thou me?

the chief captain also was afraid, after 8. And I answered, who art thou, Lord! knew that he was a Roman, anii hecame And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazarcth, had bound him. whoin thou perfccuteft.

30 On the morrow, becaule de cuidart o And they that were with me saw indeed koown the certainty wherefore he wa dhe light, and were afraid: but they heard cused of the Jews, he luotet him from not the voice of him that spake to me. pands, and commanded the chici prieks

10 And I said, What thall I do, Lord? And 30 their counct to appear, and broupbt the Lord said unto me, Arise, and go into Da- down, and fet him bclure that

to me.

CHA P. XXIII.

bring this young man unto thee; who hath Paul pleadeth his caufe:

7 diffenfion among something to say unto thee, his accufers: 27 he is sent to Felix.

19. Then the chief captain took him by the Na Paul, carnettiy beholding the coun- hand, and went with him afide privately, and

, , ed in all good conscience before God until 20 And he said, The Jews have agreed to bis day:

desire thee, that thou wouldert bring down 2 And the high priest Ananias command- Paul to-morrow into the council, as though ed them that ttood by him to smite him on they would enquire somewhat of him more the mouth

perfeály. 3 Then said Paul unto him, God shall 21 But do not thon yield unto them: for nite thee, thou whited wall: for fitteft thou there lye in wait for him of them more than to judge me after the law, and commandest forty men, which have bound themselves me to be smitten contrary to the law

with an oath, that they will neither eat nor 4 And they that ftood by faid, Revileft drink till they have killed him: and now are thou Gods liigh pricit?

they ready, looking for a promise from thee. 5 Then fald Paul, I wilt not, brethren, 2ź So the chief captain then let the young that he was the high priett: for it is writ- man depart, and charged him, See thou tell ten, Thou thalt not speak evil of the ruler no man that thou haft newed these things of thy people.

6 But when Paul perceived that the one 23 And he called unto him two centurions, part were Sadducees, and the other Phari, saying, Make ready two hundred soldiers to fees, he cried out in the council, Men and go to Cearea, and horfemer threeicore and brethrca, I am a Pharisee, the fon of a Pha- ten, and fpearmen two hundred, at the third rifee: of the hope and refurrection of the hour of the night; dead I am called in qnettion.

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may 7. And when he had so said, there arose fet Paul on, and bring 'him safe unto Felix a difension between the Pharisees and the the governor. Sadducees: and the multitude was divided. 125 And he wrote a letter after this manner:

8 For the Sadducees fay that there is no 26 Claudius Lyfias, unto the most excellent resurrection, neither angel nor fpicit; but governor Felix, Fendeth greeting the Pharisees confess both.

27. This man was taken of the Jews, and And there arose a great cry: and the should have been killed of thein: then came scribes that were of the Pharisees part arore, I with an army, and rescued him, having and Atrove, saying, We tirid no evil in this understood that he was a Roman. man; but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken 28 And when I would have known the to him, let us not fight againit God. cause wherefore they accused hiin, I brought

10 And when there arole a great diffenfion, him forth into their council; the chief captain, fearing feft Paul should 29 Whom 1 perceived to be accused of que: kave been pidled in pieces of them, com- ftions of their law, but to have nothing aid franded the soldiers to go down, and to take to his charge worthy of death or of bonds. him by force from among them, and to bring 30 And when it was told me how that the him into the cattle.

Jews laid wait for the man, I fent ftraight11. and the night following the Lord stood way to thee, and gave commandment to his pyhiin, and fait, Be of good cheer, Paul; accusers also to say before thee what they far as thou haft teftified of me in Jerusalem, had againft him. Farewell. to mutt thou bcar witness also at Rome. 31 Then the foldiers, as it was commanded

12 And when it was day, certain of the Jews them, took Paul, and brought him by niglit banded together, and bound themselves un- to Antipatris. der a curfe, saying, That they would neither 32 On the morrow they left the horsemen car nor arink till they nad killed Paul.. to go with him, and returned to the caftle;

13 And they were more than forty which 33 Who, when they came to Cesarea, and had made this conspiracy:

delivered the epittle to the governor, pre. 14 And they came to the chief priefts and sented Paul also before him. elders, and faid, we have bound ourselses 34 And when the governor had read the under a great curfe, that we will eat nothing letter he asked of what province he was. And until we have fain Panl.

when he understood that he was of Cilicia; Is Now therefore, ye with the council fig. 35 I will hear thee, said he, when thine acnity to the chief captain, that he bring him cuters are also come. And he commanded down unto you to-morrow, as though ye him to be kept in Herods judgment-lial). would enquire something more perfectly

CHA P. XXIV. concerning him: and we, or ever he come i Paul, accufen by Tertullus, 10 answereth ticar, are ready to kill him.

for himself: 24 preacheth Chrip to the go16 And when Pauls fitters foo heard of vernor and his wife: 27 he is loft in prison. their lying in wait, die went and entered in. A priestedefcended with the clders, and

Nd to the cartie, and told Paol.

17 Then Paul called one of the centurions with a certain orator named Tertullus, who untg him, and said, Bring this young man informed the governor against Paul unto the chief captain: for he hath cer. 2 And when he was called forth, Tertultain thing to tell hin,

lus began to aceuse him, saying, Seeing that 18 so he took him, and brought him to by thee we enjoy great quienes, and that she chief captain, and said, Paul the pri- very worthy deeds are done unto this nation icnet calici ine and him, and prayed me to by ihy providegee,

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3 We accept it always, and in all places, 25 And as he reasoned at righteousness, mort noble Felix, with all thankfulncis. temperance; and judgment to come. Felix

4 Notwithltanding, that I be not further te- trembicd, and aniwered, Go the way for dious unto thee, I pray thee that thou would- this time, when I have a convenient kalon ett hear us of thy cleinency a few words. I will call for thee.

5 For we have found this man a peftilent 26 He hoped also that money fhould have fellow, and a mover of ledition among all the been given hun of Paul, that he might lock Jews throughout the world, and a ring-lead him; whereforc he ten: for him the vitekt, er of the seat of the Nazarenes:

and communed with himn. 6 Who also hath gone about to profane 27 But after two years Portins Fcitus carne the temple; whom we took, and would have into Felix room : and Felix, wüiing to low judged according to our law:

the Jews a pleasure, Icft Paal bound. 7° But the chief captain Lyfias came upon

CHAP. XXV. us, and with great violence took him away Paul is accused before files audrige out of our hands,

when Feftus was come into the 8 Commanding his accufers to come unto province, after three days he standthee: by examining of whom, thyself may, ed from Celarea to Jerusalem. ett take knowledge of all these things where- Then the high priett, and the chief of we accufe him.

the Jews, informed him againt Paul, and 2 And the Jews also allented, saying, That befought him, these things were fo.

3 And defired favour againfi hön, tut ke 10 Then Paul, after that the governor had would send for him to Jerufalen, laying beckoned unto him to speak, answered, For wait in the way to kill hun. afmuch as I know that thou haft been of 4 But Fettus anfwered, that Paul thould be many years a judge unto this nation, I do kept at Cefarea, and that he bimci would the more cheerfully answer for myself: depart shortly

thrther. 11 Because that thou mayett underttand, Slet them, therefore, Quid hc, which anong that there are yet but twelve days fince í you are able, go dowa with and aos went up to Jerusalem for to worship. this man, if there be any wickedness in his.

12 And they neither found me in the tem 6 And when he had tarried among then ple difputing with any man, neither raiting more than teu days, he went doen dato C up the people, neither in the synagogucs, sarea, and the next day, ftring in the nor in the city :

ment-seat, commanded Paul to be right 13 Neither can they prove the things 7 And when he was come, the lever ich whereof they row accuse me.

came down from Jerusalem itood roerd 14 But this I confefs unto thee, that after the bout, and laid many and pricious comains way which they call herefy, fo worship I the againt Paul, which they could not prove God of my fathers, believing all things which 8. While he answered for himself, Neider are written in the law and in the prophets : against the law of the Jews, neither it

15 And have hope toward God, which the temple, nor yet againit Celar, baik they themselves also allow, That there thall offended any thing at all

. he á refurredion of the dead, both of the 9 But Feftus, willing to do the Jews a picejutt and unjust.

sure, answered Paul, and said, wth thouse 16 And Liercin da I exercise myself, to up to Jerusalem, and there be judged bave always a conscience void of offence these things before me? toward God and toward men.

10 Theii said Paul, I stand at Cufarssen 17 Now, after many years I came to bring ment-leat, where I ought to be judged: to alms to my nation, and offerings.

the Jews have I done co wrong, as the vc18. Whereupon certain Jews from Alia ry well knowett. found me purified in the temple, neither 1 For if I be analender, or have. with multitude nor with tumult :

mitted any thing worthy of death, i rehics 19 Who ought to have been here before thee, to die: bit if there he none of the thing and object, If they had ought against me. whereof these accuse me, ro man try

20 Úr elie let these same here fay, if they liver me unto them. I appeal unto Cea have found any evil-doing in me, while i 12 Then Fettus, when he had confer ttood before the council,

with the council, answered, Flart tos 21 Except it be for this one voice, that pealed unto Cefar? unto Cclar ibal: ton I cried ftanding among them, Touching the 13 And after certain days king! rcfurre&ion of the dead I am called in que Bernice came into Celarca to

da tion by you this day.

14 And when they had trees there to 229 And when Felix heard these things, days, Feitus declared Pads caute unta" having more perfect knowledge of that way, king, faying, There is a certain mauk he deferred them, and faid," When Lylias bonds by Félix; the chief captain shall come down, I will 15 About whom, when I was at les know the intermott of your matter.

lem the chief priests and the eller ** 23 And he commanded a centurion to jeus informed me, defining te kan keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and ment againit him. that he should forbid none of his acquaint. 16T wilom i answered, It is det er." ance to minutter or come into him.

ner of the Romans to deliver any 073 24 And after certain days, when Felix came die, before that he which is orie* with his wife Drutilla, which was a jewels, the accusers face to face, and tive he fent for Padl, and heard himn concerning to answer for himself concerning the ce the faith in Chrift.

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17 Therefore, when they were come hic come: for which hopes fake, king Agrupp, het, without any delay

on the morrow | Lam accused of the Jews. ut on the judgment-leat, and I command- 8 Why thould.it be thought a thing incre. ed the man to be brought forth;

dible with you that God thould raise the dead! 18 Against whom, when the accusers tood · gi verily thought with myself, that I ought up, they brought none accusation of such to do many things contrary to the name of hings as I supposed :

Jefus of Nazareth. 19 But had certain queftions against him of 10 Which thing ! also did in Jerusalem : their own fuperitition, and of one Jesus which and many of the faints did I thut up in priwas dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive. fon, having received authority from the

20 And because I doubted of such manner chicf prietts; and when they were put to of queftions, I asked him whether he would death, I gave my voice against them. to to Jerufalem, and there be judged of 11 And I punished them oft in every synathese matters.

gogue, and compelled them to blafpheine 21 But when Paul had appealed to be re- and being exceedingly mad againit them, aved unto the nearing of Auguftus, I com- persecuted them even unto ftrange cities. manded him to be kept till I might send himn 12 Whereupon, as I went to Damascus to Cefar.

with authority and commitsion from the 21 Then Agrippa faid unto Feftus, I would chief priefts, allo hear the man myself. Tomorrow, said 13. Åt mid-day, O king! I saw in the way he, thou thalt hear him.

a light from heaven, above the brightnets 13 and on the morrow, when Agrippa was of the sun, thining round about me, and come, aod Bernice, with great pomp, and them which journeyed with me, was entered into the place of hearing the earth Atheard a voice

speaking unto me,

14 And when we were al} Lallen to the the chief captains and principal men of dity, at Feitus commandment Paul was and saying, in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, brought forth.

Saul, why persecutett thou me? it is hard 24 And Feftus faid, King Agrippa, and all for thce to kick againt the pricks. men which are here present with us, ye fee 15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord ? And this man, about whom all the multitude of he said, I ain Jesus whom thou persecuteft. the Jews have dealt with me, both at Jeru. 16 But rise, and ftand upon thy feet : for salem, and also here, crying, that ke ought I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, Riot to live any longer.

to make thee a minister and a witness, both 25 But when I found that he had commit- of these things which thou hait seen, and ted nothing worthy of death, and that he of those things in the which I will appear himself hath appealed to Auguttus, I have unto thee; Veterained to fend him.

17 Delivering thee from the people, and 26 of whom have no certain thing to from the Gentiles, unto whom now I fend write unto my lord. Wherefore I have thee, brought him forth before you, and speci- 18 To open their eyes, and to turn them a.jy before thee, o king Agrippa, that, af- from darkness to light, and from the power of ter examination had, I might have fome- Satan unto God, that they may receive forwhat to write.

giveness of fins, and inheritance among them *7 For it seemneth to me unrcasonable to which are fanctified by faith that is in me. Send a prisoner, and not withal to fignify 19 Whereupon, Oking Agrippa, I was not the crimes laid againft him.

disobedient unto the heavenly vision : CHAP. XXVI.

20 But shewed firft unto them of DamarPaul, before Agrippa, declareth his life, cus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all 12 ond his conversion : 24 Fejlus chargeth the coatts of judea, and then to the Gentiles, kim with adness.

that they should repent and turn to God, THE "Hen Agrippa faid anto Paul, Thou art and do works meet for repentance.

permitted to speak for thyself. Then 21 For those causes the Jews caught me in Saul ftretched forth the hand, and answer- the temple, and went about to kill me. ed for himself.

22 Having therefore, obtained help of God, 2 I think myself happy, king Agrippa, be. I continue unto this day, witnefling both to caufe ! tall answer for myseli this day be- small and great, saying none other things ure thee, touching all the things whereof than those which the prophets and Mores am accused of the Jews;

did say thould coine; 3 Especially, because I know thee to be 23 'That Chritt thould fufter, and that he expert'in all cuftoins and qucttions which should be the first that should rise from the are among the Jews: wherefore I beseech dead, and thould thew light unto the peothes to hear me patiently.

ple, and to the Gentiles. 4 My manner of life froin my youth, which 241 And as he thus fpake for himself, Feftus is at the first among mine own nation ac faid with a loud voice, Paul, thou art befide crusalem, know all the Jews

thyself; much learning doth make thee mad. $ Which knew me from the beginning, (if 25 But he said, I am not mad, most noble they would tettify,) that, after the moft ftrait- Fettus; but speak forth the words of truth en lied of our religion, 1 lived a Pharisee. and foberness. 6 And now I ftand, and am judged for the 26. For the king knoweth of these things, ope of the promise made of God unto our before whoin altó i fpeak

freely: for 1 am Sathers:

perfuaded that none of these things are hid7 Unto which promise our twelve tribes, den from him; for this thing was not done ni antig ccruing God day and nigh, hope to in a corner.

27 King Agrippa, believeft thou the pro- 15 And when the thip wu caught, and could phets! I know that thou believeft.

Rot bear up into the wind, we ict to afire. 28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almoft 16 And running under a certain it, thou persuadeit me to be a Christian. which is called Clanda, we had much werk

29 And Paul frid, I would to God, that to come by the boat: not only thou, but also all that hear me this 17 Which,

wlien they had taken up, they day, were both almoft, and altogether such used helps, undergirding the thip; and fear as I am, except these bonds.

ing left they should fall into the quick iand, 30 1 And when he had thus spoken the king itrake fail, and so were driven. role up, and the governor, and Bernice, and 18. And we being exceedingly tofied with a they that sat with them.

tempeft, the next day they lightened the thipi zi And when they were gone afide, they 19 And the third day we calt out with a talked between themselves, laying, This man own hands the tackling of the ship. doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds. 20 And when neither fun nor fars in

32 Then said Agrippa unto Feftus, This many days appeared, and no small competi man might have been fet at liberty, if he lay on us all hope that we could be saved had not appealed unto Cefar.

was then taken away. C H A P. XXVII.

21 But after long abitinence, Paul ed i Paul, fhipping toward Rome, to foretelleth forth in the midft of them, and faid, sirs

, the danger of the voyage, li but is not be ye should have hearkeited unto me, and not lieved. 14 They are toffed with a tempeft, have loofed from Crete, and to have faised 41 and Mhig.corected, 42, 43, 44 pel alí this harm and loss. come safe to land.

22 And now, I exhort you to be a gosd should fail into Italy, they delivered life among you, but of the ship.

asa er sy BAS Paul, and certain other prisoners, unto one 23 For there ftood by me this nigbt the named Julins, a centurion of Auguftus band. angel of God, whose I am, and wtom i forte.

2 And entering into a thip of Adramyt- 24 Saying, Fear not, Paul, thou must be tium, we launched, meaning to sal by the brought before Celar: and, lo, God hat si coaits of Asia, 'one Ariftarchus, a Macedoni. ven thee all them that fail with thee. an of Theffalonica, being with us.

25 Wherefore, firs, be of good cheer: for 3. And the next day we touched at Sidon. I believe God, that it shall be even as it ** And Julius courteouily entreated Paul, and told me. gave him liberty to go unto his friends to 26. Howbeit, we must be catt upos a ce refrera himself.

tain island. 4 And when we had launched from thence 27 But when the fourteenth night va we failed under Cyprus, because the winds come, as we were driven up and down in were contrary

Adria, about midnight the thipman deered 5 And when we had failed over the fea of that they drew near to fome country; Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a 28 And founded, and found it tweaty fa city of Lycia.

thoms: and,

when they bad gone a ktke 6 And there the centurion found a fhip of further, they founded again, and found & Alexandria failing into Italy; and he put us fifteen fathons. therein.

29 Then searing left we thould love falen 7 And when we had failed lowly many upon rocks, they caft four anchers out of the days, and scarce were come over against itern, and wished for the day. Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we lailed 30 And as the fhipmen were about to the under Crete, over againit Salinone: out of the ship, when they had let down to

8 and hardly paling it, came unto a place boat into the fea, under colour as though they which is called 'The Fair Havens, nigh where would have catt anchors out of the forum unto was the city of Lalca.

31 Paul said to the centurion and to the 9 Now, when much time was spent, and soldiers, Except these abide in the thip Fe when failing was now dangerous, because cannot be saved. the fait was now already patt, Panl admo- 32 Then the soldiers cut of the ropo nithed them.

the boat, and let her fali od. 10 Aud faid unto them, Sirs, I perceive 33 And while the day was coming on, Pas that this voyage will be with hurt and much befought them all to take meat, Gavint, n damage, not only of the lading and thip, day is the fourteenth day that yehave load but allo of our lives.

and continued fafting, having take notkin II Nevertheless, the centurion believed the 34 Wherefore I pray you to take a matter, and the owrier of the itap, more than for this is for your health for there is those things which were spoken by Paul. not an hair fall from the hcad of any of yo

12 And because the haven was not com- 35. And when he bad thus fpoken, te u modious to winter in, the more part advised bread, and gave thanks to God is present to depart thence alto, i by any means they of their ait; and, when be led brokcal might attaio to Phenice, and there to winter; he began to eat. which is an haven of Crete, and licth to- 36 Thon were they all of good deer, ward the south-west and north-Wett.

they affo took jome intat. 13 And when the south wind blew softly 37. And we were in a! in the map *** fuppofing that they had obtained their pure hundred threcicore and fixteen fuk. pole, looling thence, they failed close by Crete. 33 And when they had exten etnog

14 But not long after there arose againtt lightened the thip, and call eat Sc WWER it a tempestuous wind, cailed Euroclydon. into the sea.

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