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come into my house, and abide there. And mans, and have caft was into prison; and now ne constrained us.
do they thruit ils out privily? nay verily; but 16 $ And it came to pass, as we went to let them come themselves and fetch us out. prayer, a certain damiel pontefied with a 38 And the serjeants told these words unpirit of divination met us, which brought to the magiftrates: and they feared, when da matters much gain by soothsaying: they licard that they were Romans.
17. The fame followed Paul and us, and 39 And they caine and befought them, cried, saying, These men are the servants and brought them out, and desired them to of the most high God, which thew unto us depart out of the city. 10 way of salvation.
40 And they went ont of the prison, and 18 And this did the many days. But Paul, entered into the house of Lydia: 'and when king grieved, turned, and said to the fpirit, they had seen the brethren they comforted I conmand thcc, in the name of Jesus Chritt them, and departed. E come out of hér.
( H A P. XVII. a nie hour.
I Paul preachelh at Thessalonica, 10 and at 191 And when her matters faw that the Berea : 34 many are converted. fanl and Silas, and drew them into the mar. phipolis and Apollonia, they came to ket-place to the rulers,
Thesalonica, whére was a synagogue of the 20 And brought them to the magiflratex, Jews: Esing, These men, being Jews, do exceed- 2 And Paul, as his manner was, went in ingly tronbie our city,
unto them, and three fabbath-days realouca 11 And tcach cuitoms which are not law. with them out of the scriptures; ful for us to receive, neither to observe, be- 3. Opening and allodying that Christ must 9. Romans.
needs lave luffered, and risen again from 22 And the mwtitude rofe up together the dcad: and that this Jesus, wlion i prcach against them; and the magiftrates rent off unto you, is Chrift. eir clothes, and commanded to beat thein. 4 And fome of them believed, and con
23 And wlicn they had laid many ruines sorted with Panland Silas; and of the de. op them, they caft them into prilor, vout Greeks a great inultitude, and of the targing the jailor to kcep them fafely: chicf women not a few. 14. Who, having received such a charge, 5 1 But the Jews which belicred not, Srut them into the inner prison, and made moved with envy, took unto thein certain krir feet fast in the Atocks.
lewd fellows of the bafer fort, and gathered 25 $ And at midnight Paul and Silas pray a company, and set all the city on an up:
And sang praises into God: and the pri- roar, and alfaulted the house of Jafun, and ders heard them.
fought to bring them out to the people. 26 And suddenly there was a great earth- 6° And when they found them not, they uake, fo that the foundations of the prison drew Jaron and certain brethren unto the ruere shaken: and immediately all tho doors lers of thecity,crying, There that have turned
ere opened, and every ones bands were the world uplide down are come hither alto; posed.
7 Whom Jason hath received: and these 27 And the keeper of the prison awaking all do contrary to the tlecrees of Cerar, fay ut of his sleep, and feeing the prison-doors ing, That there is another king, onte Jesus. pani, le drew out his sword, and would 8 And they troubled the people, and the rii. we killed himself, fuppoling that the pri- lers of the city, when they heard these things, 1crs had been Acu.
9 And when they had taken security of 28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, say- Jason, and of the other, they let thein go. & Do thyself no harm; for we are all here. 10 1 And the brethren immediately scrit 29 Then he called for a light, and fprang away Paul and Silas by night into Berea :
and came trembling, and fell down be who coming !hither, went into the syna. rc Paul and Silas,
of the Jews. 30 And Inought them out, and said, Sirs, II There were more noble than those in at muft I do to be saved ?
TheGalonica, in that they received the word 2 And they said, Belicve on the Lord with all readinets of mind, and searched the Tans Christ, and thou shalt be f ved, and scriptures daily, whether those things were lo. 5 house.
12 Therefore many of them believed ; alto 2 And they spake unto him the word of of honourable women which were Greeks, e Lord, and to all that were in his house. and of men not a few. 73 And he took them the same hour of the 13. But wlien the Jews of Theffalonica ht, and washed their ftripes; and was had knowledge that the word of God wat ptized, he and all his, ftraightway. preached of Paul at Berea, they came thie 34 And when he had brought them into ther also, and tirred up the people,
house he fet meat before them, and re- 14 And then immediately the brethren uced, believing in God with all his house. sent away Paul, to go as it were to the sea : 35. And when it was day, the magiftrates but Silas and Timotheus abode there ftill. ne the ferjcants, saying, Let those men go. - 15 And they that conducted Paul brought 30 And the keeper of the prison told this him unto Athens : and receiving a coming to Paal, The magiftrates have sent to mandnient unto Silas and Timotheus for to
you go: now therefore, depart, and go come to him with all freed, they departed. peace,
16 I Now while Paal waited for thein at 39 But Paul said unto them, They have Athens, his fpirit was ftirred in him, when aten us openly uncondemned, being Ro. hc saw the city wholly given to idolatry.
1? Therefore difputed he in the synagogue with his wtse Prifcilia, becaufe that Clws with the Jews, and with the devout perfons, dius had commanded all Jews to depart fron and in the market daily with them that met Romne, and came unto them. with him.
3 And because he was of the same craft 18 Then certain philosophers of the Epi- he abode with them, and wrought: for by cureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered their occupation they were tent maters) him. And Lomc laid, What will this babbler 4 And he reasoned in the fynego u CCfay! other fomo, Hc seemeth to be a fetter ry fabbath, and perfuaded the Jews and the forth of ftrange gods: because he preached Greeks. into them Jcius, and the resurrection.
5 And when Silas and Timothers were 19 And they took him, ană brought him come frorn Macedonia, Paul was preved in linto Areopapuis, saying, May we know what spirit, and tcitified to the Jews test dla this new doctrine, whereof thou speakeft, ts? ivas Chrift.
20 For thow bringett certain trange things 6 And when they opposed ther selves, and to our ears: we would know, therefore, what blafphemed, he took his raimeri, and fi these things incan.
unto them, your blood te upon roet pas 21. (For ail the Athenians, and strangers, heads; I am clean: from hensciorth I will which were there, ipent their time in no- go unto the Gentiles. thing else, but either to tell or to hcar some 79 And he departed thence, and entered new thing.)
into a certain mars houfe, named Juta, 22 1 Then Paul food in the midit of Mars- one that worthipped God, whole house joutNili, and fail, le men of Athens, I perceive ed hard to the Tynagogue. that in all things ye are too superftitious. 8 And Crispus, the clief ruler of the fytit
23 For as pafled by and beheld you gogue, believed on the Lord with all devotions, I found an altar with this in- house and mans of the Corinthians bear Scription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD ing, believed, and were baptized. Whoi therefore, ye ignorantly worship, him 9 Then fpake the Lord to Paul in the declare I unto you.
night by a vigion, Be not afraid, but fpeal, 24 God that made the world, and all and hold not thy peace: things therein, seeing that he is Lord of 10 For I am with thee, and no man that heaven and carth, dwelleth not in temples set on thee to hurt thce; for I have much made with hands;
people in this city. 25 Neither is worsaipped with mens hands, li And he continued thart a year asc. Ex as though lic needed any thing, secing he inoatls, teaching the word of God arros giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; them.
26 And hath made of one blood all na 1:And when Gallio was the deputed tions of inen for to dwell on all the face of Achaia, the Jews made infurcation the earth, and hath determined the times onc accord against Paul, and brought in hefore appointed, and the bounds of their to the judgment-leat, habitation;
13 Saying, This fellow perfuadeth meet 27 That they thould seek the Lord, if hap- worthip God contrary to the law. ly they might feel after him, and find him, 14 And when Paul was now about to open though he be not far from every one of us! his mouth, Gallio saiu onto the jete 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 neis, o ye Jews ! realou would that i holt 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 spring of God, we ought not to think that names, and of your law, looks ye to #, far1 the Godhead is like unto gold, or tilver, 07 will be no judge of such matters itune, graven by art and mans device. 16 And he drave them from the judgment
30 And the times of this ignorance God seat. -Winked at; but now commandeth all men 17 Then all the Greeks took Softhenes, the every where to repent :
chief ruier of the fynagogue, and beat kan 31 Because bc hath appointed a day, in the before the judgment-leat: and Gallid cared which he will judge the world in righteour for pone of those things.. ness by that man whom he hath ordained; 18 9 And Pant after that tarried there yet thereof he bath-given affurance unto ail men, a good white, and then took his ferre o de in that he hath froin dead.
, and failed thcoce , and 3214 And when they ricard or the refur- with him priscila and Aquila; having } redion of the dad, lcnie mocked: and others his head in Cenuirea: For he had a visk. Said, We will hear thee again of this malter, 19 And he came to Epheilt and left the
31 So Palul depart d froin ainong them. there': but he himsel carered into the
3. Huwbeit, certain incn clave unto him, nagogue, and reasoned with the Jews, and believed: among the which was Diony: 20 When they delired hmi to tirty toniga
us the Areopagite, and a woinan named time with them, ne consented nori Lam. ris, ind others with them.
21 But bade the farewell, Caving, I mund CHAP. XVIII.
by all means keep this funt that with Parel Inhoureth with his hands, and preach. in Jerusalem : but I will return train trente ing at Chrin!h, .. is encouraged in a zision. you, if God will. And b: Giles front Athers, and carne to Corinth;
22 And when he had landed a Celana 2 And founu a certain Jew, namcu Aquila, and gone up and Daluced the church, 2011 in l'unive, lately come from Italy, went down to Antlucah.
13 And after he had spent some time there 14 And there were seren fons of one Sceva he departe), and went over all the country a Jew and chief of the prietts which did fo. of Galatia and Phrygia in order, itrengtheni- 15 And the evil spirit answered and said, ing all the disciples.
Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who 14 9 And a certain Jew, named Apollos, are ye? born at Alexandria, an eloquent inan, and 16 And the man in whom the evil spirit mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. was, leaped on them, and overcame them,
25. this man was instructed in the way of and prevailed againt them, so that they fled the Lord; and, being fervent in the fpirit, out of that houte naked and wounded.' he spake and taught diligently the things 17 And this was known to all the Jews, and of the Lord, knowing only the baptifm of Grecks also, dwelling at Ephesus, and fear Jolin.
fell on them all, and the name of the Lord 26 And he began to speak boldly in the Jesus was magníficd. fynagogue: whoin, when Aquila and Pris- 18 And many that believed came, and concilla had heard, they took him unto them, feffed, and fhowed their decds. and expounded unto him the way of God 19. Many of them also which used curious mare perfectly.
arts brought their books together, and burn27 And when he was disposed to pass in- ed them before all men : and they counted to Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the price of them, and found it fifty thou. the disciples to receive him : who, when he sand pieces of silver. was come, helped them much which had 20 So mightily grew the word of God, believed through grace:
and prevailed. 28 For he miglitily convinced the Jews, 21 1 After these things were ended, Paul and that publickly, thewing by the scripé purposed in the spirit, when he had passed tures that Jesus was Chritt.
throngh Macedonia and Achaia, to go to CHA P. XIX.
Jerusalem, saying, After i liave been there, The Holy Ghof given by Pauls hands. I must also fce Rome.
Nd it came to pass, that, while Apollos 22 So he sent into Macedonia two of them tarough the upper coats, came to Ephesus: Erattus; but he himself itayed in Asia for a and finding certain disciples,
season. · He said unto themi, llave ye received 23. And the same time there arose no small the Holy Ghoft since ye believed! And they itir about that way. said unto him, we have not so inuch as 24 For a certain man, named Demetrius, beard whether there be any Holy Ghoft. a filver-smith, which made filver thrincs for
3. And lie faid unto them, Unto what then Diana, brought no small gain unto the crafti. were ye baptized? And they said, Unto Jolins men ; baptiím.
25 Whom he called together, with the work4 Then said Paul, John, verily, baptized men of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye with the baptism of repentance, saying unto know that by this craft we have our wealth : the people, that they thould beiieye on him 26 Moreover, ye fee and hear, that not which ihould come after him, that is on alone at Ephesus, but almoft throughout all Christ Jefus.
Alia, this Paul hath perluaded and turned 5 When they heard this, they were bap. away much people, saying, That they be no tized in the naine of the Lord Jesus. gods which are made with hands :
6 And when Paul Dad laid his nands upon -27 So that not only this our craft is in them, the Holy Ghott came on them; and danger to be set at nought; but also that thcy spake with tongics, and prophesied. the temple of the great goddess Diana fhonld
And all the men were about twelve. be despied, and her magnificence should be
and he went into the synagogue, and deftroyed, whom all Afia and the world worspake boldly for the space of three months, shippeth. difputing and perfuading the things con- 28 And when they heard these sayings, cerning the kingdom of God.
they were full of wrath, and cried out, sye 9 Brt when divers were hardened, and ing; Great is Diana of the Ephctians. belicved not, but fpake evil of that way be- 29 And the whole city was filled with confore the multitude, he departed from them, fufion: and having caught Gaius and Ari and separated the difciples, difputing daily ftarchus, men of Macedonia, Pauls compa: in the Ichool of one Tyrannus.
nions in travel, they ruthed with onc accord 10 And this continued by the space of two into the theatre. years; to that all they which dwelt in Afia 30 And when Paul wonid have entered in heard the word of the Lord Jefus, both Jews unto the people, the difcipics suffered him not. and Gress.
· 31 And certain of the chief of Asia, which Aru God wrought special miracles by were his friends, fent unto him, desirung him, the hands of Palu:
that he would not adventure himself into the 12 So that from his body, were brought theatre. tinto the tick, handkerchiefs or aprons, and 32 Some therefore cried one thing, and the diseases departed from them, and the roine another: for the assembly was conevil spirits went out of them.
fused; and the more part knew not where13 $ Then certain of the vagabond Jews, fore they were come together, txoTits, took upon then to call over them 33 And they drew Alexander out of the wlach had evil spirits, the name of the Lord multitude, the Jews putting him forward. Jelus, Laying, We adjuse you by Jclus, whom And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and Paal preachella
would have made his defence upto the people.
34 But when they knew that he was a
u When he therefore, was come up AS Jew, all with ope voice, about the space of and had broken bread, and cater, and ! iwo lours, crici out, Great is Diana of the ed a long while, evcu till break of day, is Epletians,
he departed. 35 And when the town-clerk had appeared 12 And they brought the young man afire, the people, he said, te men of Ephefirs, what and were not a little comforted. mall is there that knoweth not how that the 13. And we went bcrore to ship, and city of the Fphelians is a worthipper of the failed unto Atsos, there intending to take in great goddess Diana, and of the image which Paul: for fo had hc appointed, minerg iell down from Jupiter !
himself to go afoot. 36 Seeing then that these things cannot be 14 And when he met with as at Asos e spoken againtt, yc ought to be quiet, and to took hmu in, and came to Mitylent. do nothing raibly
15 And we failed thence, and came the 37 For yc have brought hither these men; next day over against Chios; and the sex! which are neither robbers of churches, nor day we arrived at Samos, and tried at yet blasphemers of your goddess.
Trogy Nium; and the next day we cancta 38 wherefore it Deinetrius, and the crafts- Miletus. men which are with hiin, have a matter 16 For Paal had determined to fail by againit any man, the law is open, and there Ephesus, because he would not spend te are deputies; let them in plead one another. time in Afia; for he hafted, f it wert pu
39 But if ye enquire any thing concerning tible for him, to be at Jerutalem the day or other matters, it shall be determined in á Pentecoft. lawful allembly.
17 And from Miletus he sent to Ephetus, 40 For we are in danger to be called in and called the ciders of the church. question for this days uproar, there being 15 And when they were come to him, he no cause whereby we may give an account said
unto them, Ye know, from the firf day of this concourse.
that I came into Afia, after what manas i 4! And when he had thus spoken he dir- have been with you at aü feasons, mited the affembly.
*19. Serving the Lord with all humility CHAP. XX.
mind, and with many tears and temptation Paul goeth 'n Macedonia: ? he celebrateth which befell me by the lying in ward the Lords fupper, and preachoth. 9 Enlv. Jew's; chus falling down dead, 10 is raised to lije. 20 And how I kept back nothing that 28 Paul committeth the Rock to the elders, profitable unto you, but have thewed you, and 36 and prageth.
have taught you publickly, and how hand Α'
Nd after the uproar was ceased, Paul to house,
called unto him the disciples, and em- 21 Tettifying both to the Jews, and 21 braced them, and departed for to go into to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and Macedonia.
faith toward our Lord Jefus Chrid. 2 And when he had gonc over those parts, 22 And now, beliold, I go bound in the and had given them much exhortation, he rit unto Jerusalern, not knowing the trip eame into Greece,
that shall bcfall me there: 3 And there abode three months: and 23 Save that thc Holy Ghot witneith a when the Jews laid wait for him, as he was every city, laying, Thai bonds and affiaus about to fail into Syria, he purposed to re- abide me. turn through Macedonia.
24 But none of these things more se, 4 And there accompanied him into Asia, ther count i my life dearunto myself, is that Sopater of Berea; and of the Thessalonians, might finith my courfe with jor, and the ne Arittarchus and Secundus, and Gaius of niftry which I have receivut of the Lord Derde, and Timotheus; and of Afia, Tychi- fus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God eus anu Trop!imus.
25 And now, behold, I know that ya, 5 There, going before, tarried for us at mong whom I have gone preaching this kiss Troas.
dom of God, thall see my face no more 6 And we failed away from Philippi, after 26 Wherefore
I take you to record this day, the days of unleavened bread, and came un- that I am pore from the blood dalis. to them to Troas in five days; where we & 27 For I have nor shunned te declare te bode seven days.
to you all the counsel of God. 7 And upon the firft day of the week, 28 9 Take heed, therefore, unto yourcro when the disciples came together to break and to all the flock
over the sluchtte die bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to ly Ghort hath made you overloers, to tec cc part on the morrow; and continued his the church of God, which be hath parcha speech until midnight.
ed with his own blood. 8 And there were many lights in the up. 29 For I know this, that after my de per chamber where they were gathered to. ing mall grievous wolves are in m gether.
*you, not (paring the foot. And there fat in a window a certain young 9
30 Allo of your own felves had mental man nimed Eutychus, being fallen into å speaking perverse things to draw # # decp feep; and as Paul was long preach- ciples after them. ing, nc funk down with flcep, and fell down 31 Therefore watch, and remember, the from the third loft, and was taken up dead. by the space of three years I ceafta ***
10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, warn every one night and day with tre uw embracing him, faid. 'Trouble not you. 32 And now, brethren, I commend you ! selves : for his life is in him.
God, and to the word of his grace, which
akle to build you up, and to give you an inhe- ready not to be bound only, but alio to die ritance among all them which are fan&tified. at Jerusalem, for the name of the Lord Jelus.
33 I have coveted yo mans filver, or gold, 14 And when he would not be persuaded ot apparel.
we ceased, saying, The will of tho Lord be 34 Yea, ye yourselves know, that there done. hands have ministered unto my neceffitics, 15. And after thofe days we took up our and 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 allo certain of the fb labouring ye ought to support the weak; disciples of Cefarea, and brought with them and to remember the words of the Lord one Mnason of Cyprus, an old disciple, with Jesus, how he faid, It is more blessed to give whom we should lodge. than to receive.
17 And when we were come to Jerusalein 36. 1 And when he had thus spoken he the brethren received us gladly. knceled down, and prayed with thern au. 18 And the day following Paul went in
37. And they all wept fore, and fell on with us unto Jamés; and all the elders were Pauls neck, and killed him;
present. 38. Sorrowing moft of all for the words 19 And when he had faluted them, he which he spake, that they should see his declared particularly what things God had face no more. And they accompanied him wrought among the Gentiles by his Ininiltry; unto the ship.
20 And when they heard it they glorified CHA P. XXI.
the Lord, and said unto him, Thou feeft, 1 Paul will not be diffuaded from going to se. brother, how many thousands of Jews rufslem. . Philips daughters prophetches. there are which believe; and they are all 11 Paul at Jerusalem, 27 is apprehended, zealous of the law : 31 but is rescued by the chief caplain.
21 And they are informed of thee, that A
Nd it came to pass, that after we were thou teacheft all the Jews which are among
gotten from them, and had launched, the Gentiles to forfake Mofes, saying, That we came with a ttraight courfe unto Coos, they ought not to circumcife their children, and the day following unto Rhodes, and neither to walk after the cuftoms. from thence unto Patara :
22 What is it therefore? the multitude 2 And finding a thip failing over unto mutt necds come together : for they will Pienicia, 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: we left it on the left hand, and failed into We have four men which have a vow on them; Syria, and landed at Type: for there the 24 Them take, and purify thyself with thip was to unlade her burden.
them, and be at charges with them, that 4 And finding difciples, we tarried there they may have their heads: and all may leven days; who said to Paul'through the know that those things, whereof they were Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem. informed concerning thee, are nothing; buc
5 And when we had accomplished those that thou thyself alio walkelt orderly, and days we departed, and went our way; and keepeft the law. they all brought us on our way, with wives 25 As touching the Gentiles which beau children, till we were out of the city: lieve, we have written and concluded that and we kneeled down on the shore and they observe no such thing, fave only that prayed.
they keep themselves from things offered 6 And when we had taken our leave one to idols, and from blood, and from things d another, we took thip; and they returned frangled, and from fornication. bume again.
26" Then Paul took the men, and the next 1 And when we had finished our course day purifying hintelf with them entered into from Tyre we came to Ptolemaid, and la- the temple, to signify the accomplithment of luted the brethren, and abode with them the days of purification, until that an offer soe day,
ing should be offered for every one of them. 8 And the next day we that were of Pauls 27 And when the feven days were almoft company departed, and came unto Cefarea; ended, the Jews which were of Asia, when and we entered into the house of Philip the they saw him in the temple, Alrred up all evangelift, (which was one of the seven,) and the people, and laid hands on him, abode with hin,
28 Crying out, Men of Ifrael, help: this And the same man had four daughters, is the man that teacheth all wen every virgins, which did prophely:
where again't the people, and the law, and 10 And as we tarricd there many days, this place: and further, brought Greeks also there came down from Judca a certain pro- into the temple, and hath polluted this boly pluct, named Agabus,
place. And when he was come unto us, he 29 (For they had seen before with him tonk Pauls girdle, and bound his own hands in the city Tróphimus an Ephcfian, whom nict, and said, Thus faith the Holy Gbott, they supposed that Paul bad brought inte La inallibe Jews at Jerusalem bind the man the temple.) it ouncth this girdle, and ihall deliver him 30 And all the city was moved, and the uto the hands of the Gentles. 12 And when we heard these things, both and drew him out of the temple: and forth
people ran together; and they took Paul, wc and they of ti.at place befought fim not with the doors wer: fhitt. o go up to jenufalem.
31 And, as they went about to kill hiin, 13 "Then Paul answered, What mean ye to tidings cainc anto' t' e chief captain of the ccp, and to brçak minc bicart? for 1 am band, that all Jerukácm was in an uproasa