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Paul and Barnabas separate. THE ACTS, Paul visits Macedonia

25 It seemed good unto us, being theus, the son of a certain woman assembled with one accord, to send which was a Jewess, and believed, chosen men unto you, with our be- but his father was a Greek: loved Barnabas and Paul:

2 Which was well reported of 26 Men that have hazarded their by the brethren that were at Lystra lives for the name of our Lord and Iconium. Jesus Christ.

3 Him would Paul have to go 27 We have sent therefore Judas forth with him; and took and cir and Silas, who shall also tell you cumcised him, because of the Jews the same things by mouth.

which were in those quarters: for 28 For it seemed good to the they knew all that his father was a Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon

Greek: yoù no greater burden than these 4 And as they went through the necessary things;

cities, they delivered them the de 29 That ye abstain from meats crees for to keep, that were or offered to idols, and from blood, dained of the apostles and elders and from things strangled, and which were at Jerusalem. from fornication : from which if ye 5 And so were the churches esta keep yourselves, ye shall do well. blished in the faith, and increased Fare ye well.

in number daily. 30 So when they were dismissed, 6 Now, when they had gone they came to Antioch: and when throughout Phrygia, and the regio they had gathered the multitude of Galatia, and were forbidden together, they delivered the epistle. the Holy Ghost to preach the word

31 Which when they had read, in Asia; they rejoiced for the consolation. 7 After they were come to Mysia.

32 And Judas and Silas, being they, assayed to go into Bithynia prophets also themselves, exhorted but the Spirit suffered them not the brethren with many words, and 8 And they passing by Mysia, confirmed them.

came down to Troas. 33 And after they had tarried 9 And a vision appeared to Pau there a space, they were let go in in the night:. There stood a mar peace from the brethren unto the of Macedonia, and prayed him, apostles.

saying, Come over into Macedo 34. Notwithstanding it pleased nia, and help us.

10 And after he had seen the 35 Paul also and Barnabas con- vision, immediately

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ender tinued in Antioch, teaching, and voured to go into Macedonia preaching the word of the Lord, assuredly gathering, that the Lord with many others also.

had called for to preach the 36 1 And

some days after, Paul gospel unto them. said unto Barnabas, Let us go 11 Therefore loosing from Troms again and visit our brethren, in we came with a straight course to every city where we have preached Samothracia, and the next day to the word of the Lord, and see how Neapolis ; they do.

12 And from thence to Philipp 31 And Barnabas determined to which is the chief city of that på take with them John, whose sur- of Macedonia, and a colony: a name was Mark.

we were in that city abiding or 38 But Paul thought pot good to tain days. take him with them, who departed 13 And on the sabbath we wex from them from Pamphylia, and out of the city by a river sade

. went not with them to the work. where prayer was

wont to be 39 And the contention was so made; and we sat down, and sharp between them, that they de- spake unto the women which r parted asunder one from the other : sorted thither. and so Barnabas took Mark, and 14 T And a certain woman names sailed unto Cyprus.

Lydia, a seller of purple, oft 40 And Paul chose Silas, and city of Thyatira, which worskis departed, being recommended by ped God, heard us: whose hers the brethren

unto the grace of God. the Lord opened, that she attende 41 And he went through Sy- unto the things which were spoks ria and Cilicia, confirming the of Paul. churches.

15 And when she was baptim CHAP. XVI.

and her household, she besour Paul circumciseth Timothy. us, saying, If ye have judged met Lystra : and behold, a certain my house, and abide there: A

the * tlisciple was there, named Timo-she constrained us.

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Paul and Silas imprisoned. CHAP. XVII. The jailer converted.

16 | And it came to pass as we 32 And they spake unto him the went to prayer, a certain damsel word of the Lord, and to all that possessed with

spirit of divina- were in his house. tion, met us, which brought her 33 And he took them the same masters much gain by soothsaying: hour of the night, and washed therr

17 The same followed Paul and stripes; and was baptized, he and us, and cried, saying, These men all his, straightway. are the servants of the most high 34 And when he had brought God,

which shew unto us the way them into his house, he set meat of salvation.

before them, and rejoiced, believ18 And this did she many days. ing in God with all his house. But Paul being grieved, turned and 35 And when it was day, the masaid to the spirit, I command thee gistrates sent the sergeants, saying, in the name of Jesus Christ to come Let those men go. out of her. And he came out the 36 And the keeper of the prison same hour.

told this saying to Paul, The ma19 1 And when her masters saw gistrates have sent to let you go : that the hope of their gains was now therefore depart, and go in gone, they caught Paul and Silas, peace. and drew them into the market 37 But Paul said unto them, They place unto the rulers,

have beaten us openly uncondemn20 And brought them to the ma-ed, being Romans, and have cast Jews, do exceedingly trouble our thrust us out privily? nay verily; gistrates, saying, These men, being us into prison; and now do they city,

but let them come themselves and 21 And teach customs which are fetch us out. not lawful for us to receive, neither 38 And the sergeants told these to observe, being Romans.

words unto the magistrates: and 22 And the multitude rose up to- they feared when they heard that gether against them: and the ma- they were Romans. gistrates rent off their clothes, and 39 And they came and besought commanded to beat them.

them, and brought them out, and 23 And when they had laid many desired them to depart out of the stripes upon them, they cast them city. into prison, charging the jailer to 40 And they went out of the prikeep them safely:

son, and entered into the house of 24 Who having received such a Lydia : and when they had seen the charge, thrust them into the inner brethren, they comforted them, and prison, and made their feet fast in departed. the stocks.

CHAP. XVII. 25 11 And at midnight Paul and Paul preacheth at Thessalonica. anto God: and the prisoners

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through Amphipolis, and

Apollonia, they came to Thessalo 26 And suddenly there was a nica, where was a synagogue of great earthquake, that the the Jews. foundations of the prison were 2 And Paul, as his manner was, shaken: and immediately, all the went in unto them, and three sabdoors were opened, and every bath-days

reasoned with them out one's bands were loosed.

of the scriptures, 27 And the keeper of the prison 3 Opening and alleging, that awaking out of his sleep, and see-Christ must needs have suffered, ing the prison-doors open, he drew and risen again from the dead; and out his sword, and would have kill- that this Jesus, whom I preach ed himself, supposing that the pri- unto you, is Christ. soners had been fled.

4. And some of them believed, 28 But Paul_cried with a loud and consorted with Paul and Silas: voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: and of the devout free

a great for we are all here.

multitude, and of the chief women 29 Then he called for a light, and not a few. sprang in, and came trembling, 5 1 But the Jews which believed and fell down before Paul and not, moved with envy, took unto Silas;

them certain lewd fellows of the 30 and brought them out, and baser sort, and gathered a compa said, Sirs, what must I do to be ny, and set all the city, on an saved ?

uproar, and assaulted the house of 31 And they said, Believe on the Jason, and sought to bring them Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt out to the people. be saved, and thy house.

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Paul preacheth at Berea THE ACTS,

and at Adat not, they drew Jason and certain would know therefore what the brethren unto the rulers of the city, things inean. crying, These that have turned the 2 (For all the Atheniars en world upside down, are come hi- strangers which were there, sp ther also ;

their time in nothing else, but ea 7 Whom Jason hath received: to tell, or to hear some new thica and these all do contrary to the 22 Then Paul stood in the mes decrees of Cesar, saying, that there of Mars-hill, and said, Ye De is another king, one Jesus. Athens, I perceive that in all thing

8 And they troubled the people, ye are too superstitious. and the rulers of the city, when they 23 For as I passed by, and bete heard these things.

your devotions, I found so as 9 And when they had taken se with this inscription, TO THI curity of Jason and of the other, UNKNOWN GOD. Whor they let them go.

therefore ye ignorantly worst 10 T And the brethren immedi-him declare I unto you. ately sent away Paul and Silas by 24 God that made the world. night unto Berea : who coming all things therein,

seeing that be thither, went into the synagogue Lord of heaven and earth, dwerken of the Jews.

not in temples made with hands il These were more noble than 25 Neither is worshipped those in Thessalonica, in that they men's hands, as though he Ex received the word with all readi- any thing, seeing he giveth ness of mind,., and searched the life, and breath, and all things scriptures daily, whether those 26 And hath made of one or things were so.

all nations of men for to dwel 12 Therefore many of them be- all the face of the earth, and be lieved; also of honourable women determined the times before which were Greeks, and of men not pointed, and the bounds of the

habitation; 13 But when the Jews of Thes 27 That they should sæt salonica had knowledge that the Lord, if haply, they might fed et word of God was preached of Paul him, and find him, though hex at Berea, they

came thither also, not far from every one of us : and stirred up the people.

28 For in him we live, and not 14 And then immediately the and have our being; as certacus brethren sent away Paul, to go as of your own poets have said, it were to the sea : but Silas and we are also his offspring. Timotheus abode there still.

29 Forasmuch then as we are to 15 And they that conducted Paul offspring of God, we ought soto brought him unto Athens : and re-think that the Godhead is ke up ceiving a commandment unto Silas gold, or silver, or stone, gravat and Timotheus for to come to art and man's device. him with all speed, they de 30 And the times of this ignorar parted.

God winked at; but now comma 16 1 Now, while Paul waited for eth all men every where to reper them at Athens, his spirit was stir 31 Because he hath appointed red in him, when he saw the city day, in the which he will judge the wholly given to idolatry,

world in righteousness, by the 17 T'herefore disputed he in the whom he hath ordained: there synagogue with the Jews, and with he hath given assurance unto the devout persons, and in the mar- men, in that he hath raised in ket daily with them that met with from the dead. him.

32 1 And when they heard of the 18 Then certain philosophers of resurrection of the dead, soc the Epicureans, and of the Stoics, mocked: and others said, We encountered him. And some said, hear thee again of this matter. What will this babbler say? other 33 So Paul departed from amor: some, he seemeth to be a setter them. forth of strange gods: because he 34 Howbeit, certain men cias preached unto them Jesus, and the unto him, and believed : among t. resurrection.

which was Dionysius the Areop 19 And they took him, and gite, and a woman named Dans brought him unto Areopagus, say- ris, and others with them. ing, May we know what this new

CHAP. XVIII. doctrine, whereof thou speakest, Paul accused before Gallio. is ? 20 For thou bringest certain AFTER these things, Paul &

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He is accused beforeGallio. CHAP. XIX. Paul preacheth at Ephesus

2 And found a certain Jew named 18 | And Paul after this tarried Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come there yet a good while, and then from Italy, with his wife Priscilla, took his leave of the brethren, and (because that Claudius had com- sailed thence into Syria, and with manded all Jews to depart from him Priscilla, and Aquila ; having Rome) and came unto them. shorn his head in Cenchrea: for he

3 And because he was of the had a vow. same craft, he abode with them, 19. And he came to Ephesus, and and wrought, (for by their occupa- left them there: but he himself ention they were tent-makers.) tered into the synagogue, and rea

4 And he reasoned in the syna- soned with the Jews. gogue every sabbath, and persua 20 When they desired him to ded the Jews and the Greeks. tarry longer time with them, he

5 And when Silas and Timotheus consented not: were come from Macedonia, Paul

21 But bade them farewell, saywas pressed in the spirit, and testi- ing, I must by all means keep this fied to the Jews, that Jesus was feast that cometh in Jerusalem : Christ.

but I will reti again unto you, if 6 And when they opposed them- God will. And he sailed from selves, and blasphemed, he shook Ephesus. his raiment, and said unto them, 22 And when he had landed at Your blood be upon your own Çesarea, and gone up and saluted heads: I am clean: from henceforth the church, he went down to I will go unto the Gentiles.

Antioch. 7 And he departed thence, and 23 And after he had spent some entered into a certain man's house, time there, he departed and went named Justus, one that worshipped over all the country of Galatia and God, whose house joined hard to Phrygia in order, strengthening all the synagogue.

the disciples. 8 And Crispus, the chief ruler 24 1 And a certain Jew, named of the synagogue, believed on the Apollos, born at Alexandria, an Lord with all his house : and many eloquent man, and mighty in the of the Corinthians hearing, belie- scriptures, came to Ephesus. ved, and were baptized.

25 This man was instructed in 9 Then spake the Lord to Paul the way of the Lord: and being in the night by, a vision, Be not fervent in the spirit, he spake and afraid, but speak and hold not thy taught diligently the things of the peace:

Lord, knowing only the baptism of 10 For I am with thee, and no John man shall set on thee, to hurt thee : 26 And he began to speak boldly for I have much people in this city. in the synagogue : Whom, when

11 And he continued there a Aquila and Priscilla had heard, year and six months, teaching the they took him unto them, and exword of God among them.

pounded unto him the way of God 12 11 And when Gallio was the more perfectly. deputy of Achaia, the Jews made 27 And when he was disposed to

accord pass into Achaia, the brethren against Paul, and brought him to wrote, exhorting the disciples to the judgment-seat,

receive him: who, when he was 13 Saying, This fellow persua- come, helped them inuch which deth men to worship God contrary had believed through grace. to the law.

28 For he mightily, convinced 14 And when Paul was now the Jews, and that publicly, shewabout to open his mouth, Gallio ing by the scriptures, that Jesus said unto the Jews, If it were a was Christ. matter of wrong, or wicked lewd

CHAP. XIX. ness, Oye Jews, reason would The Holy Ghost given by Paul. that I should bear with you:

15 But if it be a question of words And of came to pass, that while and names, and of your law, look having passed through the upper ye to it: for I will be no judge of coasts, came to Ephesus; and findsuch matters.

2 He said unto them, Have ye judgment-seat.

received the Holy Ghost since ye 17 Then all the Greeks took Sos- believed ? And they said unto him, thenes, the chief ruler of the syna- We have not so much as heard gogue, and beat him before the whether there be any Holy Ghost. judgment-seat. And Gallio cared 3 And he said unto them, Unto for none of those things.

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The Jewish exorcists. THE ACTS, Uproar against Paul. And they said, Unto John's bap- the price of them, and found it fifty tism.

thousand pieces of silver 4 Then said Paul, John verily 20 So mightily grew the word of baptized with the baptism of re-God, and prevailed. pentance, saying unto the people,

21' After these things were endthat they should believe on him ed, Paul purposed in the spirit, which should come after him, that when he had passed

through Mais, on Christ Jesus.

cedonia, and Achaia, to go to Je 5 When they heard this, they rusalem, saying, After I have been were baptized in the name of the there, I must also see Rome. Lord Jesus.

22 So he sent into Macedonia 6 And when Paul had laid his two of them that ministered unte hands upon them, the Holy Ghost him, Timotheus and Erastus; berat came on them; and they spake with he himself stayed in Asia for a seatongues, and prophesied.

7 And all the men were about 23 And the same time there arose twelve.

no small stir about that way. 8 And he went into the syna- 24 For a certain man named gogue, and spake boldly for the us, a silver-smith, which space of three months, disputing made silver shrines for Dian. and persuading the things concern- brought no small gain unto the ing the kingdom of God.

craftsmen ; 9 But when divers were harden- 25 Whom he called together ed, and believed not, but spake evil with the workmen of like occupa of that way before the multitude, ţion, and said, Şirs, ye know that he departed from them, and sepa- by this

craft we have our wealth: rated the disciples, disputing daily 26 Moreover, ye_ see and hear, in the school of one Tyrannus. that not alone at Ephesus, but al

10 And this continued by the most throughout all Asia, this Paul space of two years; so that all hath persuaded and turned away they which dwelt in Asia heard much people, saying, that they be the word of the Lord Jesus, both no gods which are made with Jews and Greeks.

hands. 11 And God wrought special mi- 27 So that not only this our craft racles by the hands of Paul : is in danger to be set at nought;

12 So that from his body were but also that the temple of the great brought unto the sick handker- goddess Diana should be despisal. chiefs, or aprons, and the diseases and her magnificence should be departed from them, and the evil destroyed, whom all Asia, and the spirits went out of them.

world worshippeth. 13 | Then certain of the vaga- 28 And when they heard these bond Jews, exorcists, took upon saying, they were full of wrath, them to call over them which had and cried out, saying, Great is evil spirits, the name of the Lord Diana of the Ephesians. Jesus, saying, We adjure you by 29 And the whole city was filed Jesus whom Paul preacheth. with confusion: and having caught

14 And there were seven sons of Gaius and Aristarchus, men o one Sceva a Jew, and chief of the Macedonia, Paul's companions i priests, which did so.

travel, they rushed with one accort 15 And the evil spirit answered into the theatre. and said, Jesus I know, and Paul 30 And when Paul would her I know; but who are ye? entered in unto the people, the de

16 And the man in whom the ciples suffered him not. evil spirit was, leaped on them, and 31 And certain of the chiefs overcame

them, and prevailed Asia, which were his friends, against them, so that they fled out unto him desiring him that he of that house naked and wounded. would not adventure himself in

17 And this was known to all the the theatre. Jews and Greeks also dwelling at 32 Some therefore cried Ephesus : and fear fell on them all, thing, and some another: for in and the name of the Lord Jesus assembly was confused, and t was magnified.

more part knew not wherefore the 18 And many that believed came, were come together. and confessed, and shewed their 33 And they drew Alexander et deeds.

of the multitude, the Jews putti 19 Many also of them which him forward. And used curious arts, brought their beckoned with the hand, and woul

Alexander books together, and burned them have made his detence unto the fore all men; and they counted people.

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