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Paul is sent to Feliz. THE ACTS,

His defence 28 And when I would have 8 Commanding his accusers to known the cause wherefore they come unto thee: by examining of accused him, I brought him forth whom, thyself mayest take know, into their council:

ledge of all these things whereal 29 Whom I perceived to be ac- we accuse him. cused of questions of their law, but 9 And the Jews also assented, to have nothing laid to his charge saying, That these things were so. worthy of death, or of bonds. 10 Then Paul, after that the go

30 And when it was told me vernor had beckoned unto him to how that the Jews laid wait for speak, answered, Forasmuch as I the man, I sent straightway to know that thou hast been of mang thee, and gave commandment to years a judge unto this nation, I do his accusers also, to say before thee the more cheerfully answer for any what they had against him. Fare- self: well.

11 Because that thou mayest 31 Then the soldiers, as it was derstand, that there are yet but commanded them, took Paul, and twelve days since I went up to Je brought him by night to Antipa- rusalem for to worship. tris.

12 And they neither found me 32 On the morrow they left the the temple disputing with an horsemen to go with him, and re- man, neither raising up the people turned to the castle:

neither in the synagogues, Durs 33 Who, when they came to Ce- the city: sarea, and delivered the epistle to 13 Neither can they prove the the governor, presented Paul also things whereof they now acca before him.

me. 34 And when the governor had 14 But this I confess unto the read the letter, he asked of what that after the way which they mal province he was. And when he heresy, so worship I the God of me understood that he was of Cili- fathers, believing all things which cia;

are written in the law and in its 35 I will hear thee, said he, when prophets; thine accusers are also come. And 15 And have hope toward God

, he commanded him to be kept in which they themselves also allor, Herod's judgment-hall.

that there shall be a resurrection CHAP. XXIV.

of the dead, both of the just and Paul accused by Tertullus. unjust. Anh hafter five days, Ananias

16 And herein do I exercise Alto the high priest descended

with self, to have always a consciente the elders, and with a certain

orator void of offence toward God, and wamed Tertullus, who informed toward men. the governor against Paul.

17 Now, after many years, 2 And when he was called forth, came to bring alms to my nation, Tertullus began to accuse him, and offerings. saying, Seeing that by thee we 18 Whereupon certain Jews from enjoy great quietness, and that very Asia found ine purified in the ter worthy, deeds are done unto this ple, neither with multitude, na nation by thy providence,

with tumult: 3 We accept it always, and in 19 Who ought to have been here all places, most noble Felix, with before thee, and object, if they had all thankfulness.

aught against me. 4 Notwithstanding, that I be not 20 Or else let these same here further tedious unto thee, I pray say, if they have found any evil thee, that thou wouldest hear us of doing in me, while I stood before thig clemency a few words. the council,

5 For we have found this man a 21 Except it be for this one voice, pestilent fellow, and a mover of that I cried, standing among them, sedition among all the Jews Touching the resurrection of the throughout the world, and a ring-dead I am called in question by leader of the sect of the Naza- you this day.

22 And when Felix heard these 6. Who also hath gone about to things, having more perfect know; profane the temple : whom we lodge of that way,

he deferred took, and would have judged ac- them, and said, When Lysias the cording to our law : 7 But the chief captain Lysias will know the uttermost of your

chief captain shall come down, I came upon us, and with great vio- matter. lence took him away out of our hands,

23 And he commanded a centu 144

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CHAP. XXV. He appeals to Cesar have liberty, and that he should ought to be judged: to the Jews forbid none of his acquaintance to have I done no wrong, as thou very minister, or come unto him. well knowest.

24 And after certain days, when 11 For if I be an offender, or Felix came with his wife

Drusilla, have committed any thing worthy which was a Jewéss, he sent for of death, I refuse not to die: but if Paul, and heard him concerning there be none of these things the faith in Christ.

whereof these accuse me, no man 25 And as he reasoned of righte- may deliver

me unto them. I apousness, temperance, and judgment peal unto Cesar. to come, Felix trembled, and an 12 Then Festus, when he had swered, Go thy way for this time ; conferred with the council, answerwhen I have a convenient season, ed, Hast thou appealed unto CeI will call for thee.

sar? unto Cesar shalt thou go. 26 He hoped also that money 13 And after certain days, king should have been given him of Paul, Agrippa and Bernice came unto that he might loose him : wherefore Cesarea, to salute Festus. he sent for him the oftener, and 14 And when they had been communed with him.

there many days, Festus declared 27 But after two years Porcius Paul's cause unto the king, saying, Festus came into Felix' room: and There is a certain man left in Felix, willing to shew the Jews a bonds by Felix: pleasure, left Paul bound.

15 About whom, when I was at CHAP. XXV.

Jerusalem, the chief priests and Paul appealeth to Cesar. the elders of the Jews informed me,

COW when Festus was come desiring to have judgment against days he ascended from Cesarea to 16 To whom I answered, It is Jerusalem.

not the manner of the Romans to ? Then the high priest and the deliver any man to die, before chief of the Jews informed him that he which is accused have the against Paul, and besought him, accusers face to face, and have

3 And desired favour against license to answer for himself conhim, that he would send for him to cering the crime laid against Jerusalem, laying wait in the way him. to kill him.

17 Therefore, when they were 4 But Festus answered, that Paul come hither, without any delay on should be kept at Cesaroa, and that the morrow I sat on the judgment

he himself would depart shortly seat, and commanded the man to La thither.

be brought forth; 5 Let them therefore, said he, 18 Against whom, when the acwhich among you are able, go cusers stood up, they brought down with me, and accuse this none accusation of such things as I man, if there be any wickedness in supposed : him.

19 But had certain questions 6 And when he had tarried against him of their own superamong them more than ten days, stition, and of one Jesus, which he went down unto Cesarea; and was dead, whom Paul affirmed to the next day sitting on the judg- be alive. ment-seat, commanded Paul to be 20 And because I doubted of brought.

such manner of questions, I asked 7 And when he was come, the him whether he would go to JeruJews which came down from Je- salem, and there be judged of these rusalem stood round about, and matters. laid many and grievous complaints 21 But when Paul had appealed against Paul, which they could not to be reserved unto the hearing of prove;

Augustus, I commanded him to be 8 While he answered for himself, kept till. 'I might send him to Neither against the law of the Cesar. Jews, neither against the tempe, 22 Then Agrippa said unto Fesnor yet against Cesar have I oftend- tus, I would also hear the man od any thing at all.

myself. To-morrow, said he, thou 9 But Festus, willing to do the shalt hear him. Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, 23 And on the morrow, when and said, Wilt thou

go up to Jeru- Agrippa was come, and Bernice, salem, and there be judged of these with great pomp, and was entered things before me?

into the place of hearing, with the 10 Then said Paul, I stand at chief captains and principal men Cesar's judgment-seat, where Il of the city,

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before Agrippa, mandment Paul was brought, ceived authority from the chief forth.

priests; and when they were put to 24 And Festus said, King Agrip- death, I gave my voice against pa, and all men which are here them. present with us, ye see this man 11 And I punished them oft in about whom all the multitude of every synagogue, and compelled the Jews have dealt with me, both them to blaspheme; and being ex: at Jerusalem, and also here, cry- ceedingly mad against them, I ing that he ought not to live any persecuted them even unto strange longer.

cities. 25 But when I found that he had 12 Whereupon, as I went to committed nothing worthy of death, Damascus, with authority and com and that he himself hath appealed mission from the chief priests, to Augustus, I have determined to 13 At mid-day, o king, I saw in send him.

the way a light from heaven, above 26 Of whom I have no certain the brightness of the sun, shining thing to write unto my lord. round about me, and them which Wherefore I have brought him journeyed with me. forth before you, and specially 14 And when we were all fala before thee, O'king Agrippa, that to the earth, I heard a voice speak after examination had, I might ing, unto me, and saying in the have somewhat to write.

Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, who 27 For it seemeth to me unrea- persecutest thou me?' It is har sonable to send a prisoner, and not for thee to kick against the price withal to signify the crimes laid 15 And I said, Who art the against him.

Lord? And he said, I am Jesus CHAP. XXVI.

whom thou persecutest. Paul pleadeth before Agrippa. 16 But rise, and stand upon

; Thou art permitted to speak unto thee for this purpose, to for thyself. Then Paul stretched make thee a minister and a wil forth the hand, and answered for ness both of these things which himself:

thou hast seen, and of those things 2 I think myself happy, king in the which I will appear urte Agrippa, because I shall answer thee; for myself this day before thee, 17 Delivering thee from the per touching all the things whereof I ple, and from the Gentiles, une am accused of tho Jews:

whom now I send thee, 3 Especially, because I know thee 18 To open their eyes, and to to be expert in all customs and turn them from darkness to ight, questions which are among the and from the power of Satan erto Jews : wherefore I beseech thee to God, that they may receive forgive hear me patiently.

ness of sins, and inheritance amin 4 My manner of life from my them which are sanctified by faith youth, which was at the first that is in me. among mine own nation at Jeru 19 Whereupon, O king Agripe. salem, know all the Jews,

I was not disobedient unto the 5 Which knew me from the be-heavenly vision : Iginning, (if they would testify, 20 But shewed first anto them

that after the most straitest sect of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, an! our religion, I lived a Pharisee. throughout all the coasts of Jude 6 And now I stand, and am judg- and then to the

Gentiles, that they ed for the hope of the promise should repent and turn to God, made of God unto our fathers : and do works meet for repen:

.7 Unto which promise our twelve ance. tribes, instantly serving God day 21 For these causes the Jews and night, hope to come. For caught me in the temple, and west which hope's sake, king Agrippa, about to kill me. I am accused of the Jews.

» Having therefore obtained 8 Why should it be thought a help of God, I continue unto this thing incredible with you, that God day, witnessing both to small and should raise the dead?

great, saying none other things than 9 I verily thought with myself, those which the that I ought to do many things con- Moses did say should come

prophets and trary to the name of Jesus of Na 23 That Christ should suffer, and zaroth.

that he should be the first that 10. Which thing I also did in Je- should rise from the dead, an! rusalem: and many of the saints should shew light unto the people did I shut up in prison, having re-l and to the Gentiles


who is almost a Christian. CHAP. XXVII. Paul's voyage to Roma

24 And as he thus spake for him- were come over against Cnidus, self, Festus said with a loud the wind not suffering us, we sailed voice, Paul, thou art beside thy- under Crete, over against Salmone: self; much learning doth make 8 And hardly passing it, came thee mad.

unto a place which is called, The 25 But he said, I am not mad, Fair Havens ; nigh whereunto was most noble Festus; but speak the city of Lasea. forth the words of truth and sober 9 Now, when much time was ness.

spent, and when sailing was now 26 For the king knoweth of dangerous, because the fast was these things, before whom also I now already past, Paul admonished speak freely: For I am persuaded them, that none of these things are hidden 10 And said unto them, Sirs, I from him; for this thing was not perceive that this voyage will be done in a corner.

with hurt and much damage, pot 27 King Agrippa, believest thou only of the lading and ship, but he prophets? I know that thou also of our lives. believest.

11 Nevertheless, the centurion 28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, believed the master and the owner Almost thou persuadest me to be a of the ship more than those things Christian.

which were spoken by Paul. 29 And Paul said, I would to 12 And because the haven was God, that not only thou, but also not commodious to winter in, the all that hear me this day, were more part advised to depart thence both almost, and altogether such as also, if by any means they might I am, except these bonds.

attain to Phenice, and there to 30 And when he had thus spoken, winter; which is a haven of the king rose up, and the governor, Crete, and lieth toward the southand Bernice, and they that sat with west and north-west. them :

13 And when the south wind 31 And when they were gone blew softly, supposing that they aside, they talked between them- had obtained their purpose, loosing selves, saying, This man doeth thence, they sailed close by Crete. nothing worthy of death, or of 14 But not long after there arose bonds.

against it a tempestuous wind, 32 Then said Agrippa unto Fes- called Euroclydon. tus, This man might have been set 15 And when the ship was at liberty,

if he had not appealed caught, and could not bear up into unto Cesar.

the wind, we let her drive. CHAP. XXVII.

16 And running under a certain Paul's dangerous Voyage. island which is called Clauda, we

that we should sail into Italy, boat: they delivered Paul and certain 17 Which when they had taken other prisoners unto one named up, they used helps, undergirding Julius, a centurion of Augustus' the ship;, and fearing lest they band.

should fall into the quicksands, 2 And entering into a ship of strake sail, and so were driven. Adramyttium, we launched, mean 18 And we being exceedingly ing to sail by the coasts of Asia, tossed with a tempest, the next one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of day they lightened the ship; Thessalonica, being with us.

19 And the third day we cast 1

3 And the next day we touched out with our own hands the tackat Sidon. And Julius courteously ling of the ship. entreated Paul, and gave him liber 20 And when neither sun por ty to go unto his friends to refresh stars in many days appeared, and nimself.

no small tempest lay on us, all 4 And when we had launched hope that we should be saved was from thence, we sailed under Cy- then taken away. prus, because the winds were con 21 But after long abstinence, trary:

Paul stood forth in the midst of 5 And when we had sailed over them, and said, Sirs, ye should the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, have hearkened unto me, and not we came to Myra, a city of Lycia. have loosed from Crete, and to

6 And there the centurion found have gained this harm and loss. a ship of Alexandria sailing into 22 And now I exhort you to be Italy ; and he put us therein. of good cheer: for there shall be no

7. And when we had sailed loss of any man's life among you, slowly many days, and scarcel but of the ship.


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Paul's dangerous voyage THE ACTS,

towards Rome 23 For there stood by me this minded, if it were possible, to night the angel of God, whose I thrust in the ship. am, and whom I serve,

40 And when they had taken up 24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou the anchors, they committed them must be brought before Cesar: and selves unto the sea, and loosed the lo, God hath given thee all them rudder-bands, and hoised up the that sail with thee.

mainsail to the wind, and made 25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good toward shore. cheer: for I believe God, that it 41 And falling into a place shall be even as it was told me. where two seas met, they ran the

26 Howbeit, we must be cast ship, aground; and the forepert upon a certain island.

stuck fast, and remained unmove 27 But when the fourteenth night able, but the hinder part was was come, as we were driven up broken with the violence of the and down in Adria, about

midnight waves. the shipmen deemed that they drew 42 And the soldiers' counsel was near to some country;

to kill the prisoners, lest any at 28 And sounded, and found it them should swim out, and escape twenty fathoms : and when they 43 But the centurion, willing to had gone a little further, they save Paul, kept them from the sounded again, and found it fifteen purpose, and commanded that they fathoms.

which could swim, should east 29 Then fearing lest they should themselves first into the set, and have fallen upon rocks, they cast get to land : four anchors out of the stern, and 44 And the rest, some on boards wished for the day.

and some on broken pieces of the 30 And as the shipmen were ship. And so it came to pass that about to flee out of the ship, when they escaped all safe to land. they had let down the boat into the

CHAP. XXVIII. sea, under colour as though they Paul shipwrecked at Melite foreship

then they that island 31 Paul said to the centurion, was called Melita. and to the soldiers, Except these 2 And the barbarous people abide in the ship, ye cannot be shewed us no little kindness: for saved.

they kindled a fire, and receirsi 32 Then the soldiers cut off the us every one, because of the pre ropes of the boat, and let her fall sent rain, and because of the off.

cold. 33 And while the day was com 3 And when Paul had gathered ing on, Paul besought them all to a bundle of sticks, and laid this take meat, saying, This day is the on the fire, there came a vipero fourteenth day that ye have tarried, of the heat, and fastened on bis and continued fasting, having taken hand. nothing

4 And when the barbarians sa 34 Wherefore I pray you to the venomous beast hang on his take some meat; for this is for hand, they said among themselves your health: for there shall not a No doubt this man is a murderer

, hair fall from the head of any of whom, though he hath escaped the you,

sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to 35 And when he had thus spoken, live. he took bread, and gave thanks to 5 And he shook off the beast into God in presence of them all; and the fire, and felt no harm. when he had broken it, he began to 6 Howbeit, they looked when he eat.

should have swollen, or fallea 36 Then were they all of good down dead suddenly but after cheer, and they also took some they had jooked a great while, and meat.

saw no harm come to him, ther 37 And we were in all in the ship changed their minds, and said that two hundred threescore and sixteen he was a god. souls.

7 In the same quarters were pos 38 And when they had eaten sessions of the chief man of the enough, they lightened the ship, island, whose name was Publius; and cast out the wheat into the who received us, and lodged us

three days courteously. 39 And when it was day, they 8 And it came to pass, that the knew not the land: but they dis- father of Publius lay sick of I covered a certain creek with a fever, and of a bloody-flux : 0 shore, into the which

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