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The tumult appeased. CHAP. XX.

Eutychus raised. 34 But when they knew that he the morrow), and continued his was a Jew, all with one voice about speech unto midnight. the space of two hours cried out, 8 And there were many lights in Great is Diana of the Ephesians. 35 And when the town-clerk had were gathered together.

the upper chamber, where they appeased the people, he said, Ye 9 And there sat in a window a men of Ephesus, what man is there certain

young man name Eutychus, that knoweth not how that the city being fallen into a deep sleep: and of the Ephesians is a worshipper of as Paul was long preaching, he the great goddess Diana, and of the sunk down with sleep, and fell image which fell down from Ju-down from the third loft, and was piter?

taken up dead. 36 Seeing then that these things 10 And Paul went down, and fell cannot be spoken

against, ye ought on him, and embracing him, said, to be quiet, and to do nothing Trouble not yourselves; for his life rashly.

is in him. 37 For ye have brought hither 11 When he therefore was como these men, which are neither rob- up again, and had broken bread, bers of churches, nor yet blasphe- and eaten, and talked a long while, mers of your goddess.

even till break of day, so he depart 38 Wherefore, if Demetrius, and ed. the craftsmen which are with him, 12 And they brought the young have a matter against any man, the man alive, and were not a little law is open, and there are deputies: comforted. let them implead one another. 13 And we went before to ship,

39 But if ye inquire any thing and sailed unto Assos, there intendconcerning other matters, it shall ing to take in Paul: for so had he be determined in a lawful assem- appointed, minding himself to go bly.

a foot. 40 For we are in danger to be 14 And when he met with us at called in question for this day's up- Assos, we took him in, and camo

roar, there being no cause whereby to Mitylene. 3 we may give an account of this 15 And we sailed thence, and concourse.

came the next day over against 41 And when he had thus spoken, Chios; and the next day we arrived he dismissed the assembly.

at Samos, and tarried at TrogylCHAP. XX.

lium ; and the next day we came Paul celebrates the Lord's Supper. to Miletus.

16 For Paul had determined to sed, Paul called unto him the sail by Ephesus, because he would disciples, and embraced them, and not spend the time in Asia : for he departed for to go into Macedo- hasted, if it were possible for him, nia.

to be at Jerusalem the day of Pen2 And when he had gone over tecost. those parts, and had given them 17 1 And from Miletus he sent much exhortation, he came into to Ephesus, and called the elders Greece,

of the church. 3 And there abode three months. 18 And when they were come And when the Jews laid wait for to him, he said unto them, Ye him, as he was about to sail into know, from the first day that I Syria,he purposed to return through came into Asia, after what manMacedonia.

ner I have been with you at all 4 And there accompanied him seasons, into Asia, Sopater of Berea ; and of 19 Serving the Lord with all huthe Thessalonians, Aristarchus and mility of mind, and with many tears Secundus;, and Gaius of Derbe, and temptations, which befell me and Timotheus ; and of Asia, Ty- by the lying in wait of the chicus and Trophimus.

Jews : 5 These going before, tarried for 20 And how I kept back nothing us at Troas.

that was profitable unto you, but 6 And we sailed away from Phi- have shewed you, and have taught lippi, after the days of unleavened you publicly, and from house to bread, and came unto them to house, Troas in five days; where we abode 21 Testifying both to the Jews, seven days.

and also to the Greeks, repentance 7 And upon the first day of the toward God, and faith toward our week, when the disciples came to- Lord Jesus Christ. gether to break bread, Paul preach 22 And now behold, I go bound ed unto them, (ready to depart onlin the spirit unto Jerusalem, not



Paul's speech at Miletus. THE ACTS, He departs for Jerusalem knowing the things that shall befall

CHAP. XXI. me there:

Paul imprisoned at Jerusalem. 2 Save that the Holy Ghost A Nue it came to pastir that after that bonds and afflictions abide and had launched, we came with a

straight course unto Coos, and the 24 But none of these things move day following unto Rhodes, and me, neither count I my life dear from thence unto Patara : unto myself, so that I might finish 2 And finding a ship sailing over my course with joy, and the minis- unto Phenicia, we went aboard, try which I have received of the and set forth. Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of 3 Now when we had discovered the grace of God.

Cyprus, we left it on the left hand, 25 And now behold, I know that and sailed into Syria, and landed ye all, among whom I have gone at Tyre: for there the ship was to preaching the kingdom of God, unlade her burden. shall see my face no more.

4 And finding disciples, we tar26 Wherefore I take yoʻ7 to re- ried there seven days who said

to cord this day, that I am pn e from Paul through the Spirit, that lie the blood of all men,

should not go up to Jerusalem. 27 For I have not shunned to de- 5 And when we had accomplish clare unto you all the counsel of ed those days, we departed, and God.

went our way; and they all brought 28 9 Take heed therefore unto us on our way, with wives and yourselves, and to all the flock over children, till we were out of the the which the Holy Ghost hath city: and we kneeled down on the made you overseers, to feed the shore, and prayed. church of God, which he hath pur- 6 And when we had taken our chased with his own blood. leave one of another, we took

29 For I know this, that after my ship; and they returned home departing shall grievous wolyes en- again. ter in among you, not sparing the 7 And when we had finished on flock.

course from Tyre, we came to Pto30 Also of your own selves shall lemais, and saluted the brethren, men arise, speaking perverse things, and abode with them one day. to draw away disciples after them. 8_And the next day we that were

31 Therefore watch, and remem- of Paul's company departed, and ber, that by the space of three years came unto Cesarea, and we enterI ceased not to warn every one ed into the house of Philip the erannight and day with tears.

gelist, which was one of the seven; 32 And now, brethren, I com- and abode with him. mend you to God, and to the word 9 And the same man had fou of his grace, which is able to build daughters, virgins, which did proyou up, and to give you ar inherit-phesy. ance among all tiem which are 10 And as we tarried there many sanctified.

days, there came down from Judea 33 I have coveted no man's sil- a certain prophet, named Agsver, or gold, or apparel.

bus. 34 Yea, ye yourselves know,

11 And when he was come unto that these hands have ministered us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound unto my necessities, and to them his own hands and feet, and said, that were with me.

Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So 35 I have shewed you all things, shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind how that so labouring ye ought

to the man that owneth this girde i support the weak, and to remem- and shall deliver him into the hands ber the words of the Lord Jesus, of the Gentiles. how he said, It is more blessed to 12 And when we heard these give than to receive.

things, both we, and they of that 36 11 And when he had thus spo- place, besought him not to go up to ken, he kneeled down, and prayed Jerusalem. with them all.

13 Then Paul answer-d, What 37 And they all wept sore, and mean ye to weep, and tu break mu fell on Paul's neck, and kissed heart? for I am ready not to be him,

bound only, but also to die at Je 38 Sorrowing most of all for the rusalem for the name of the Lond words which he spake, that they Jesus. should see his face no more. And 14 And when he would not be y accompanied him unto the persuaded, we ceased, saying, The

will of the Lord be done.

Paul apprehended

at Jerusaler 15 And after those days we took (eth all men every where against up our carriages, and went up to the people, and the law, and this Jerusalem.

place : and further, brought Greeks 16 There went with us also cer- also into the temple; and hath poltain of the disciples of Cesarea, luted this holy place. and brought with them one Mnason 29 (For they had seen before bf Cyprus, an old disciple, with with him in the city, Trophimus, whom we should lodge.

an Ephesian, whom they supposed 17 And when we were come to that Paul had brought into the Jerusalem, the brethren received temple.) is gladly,

30 And all the city was moved, 18 And the day following Paul and the people ran together: and vent in with us unto James: and they took Paul and drew him out 11 the elders were present.

of the temple. And forthwith the 19 And when he had saluted doors were shut. hem, he declared particularly what 31 And as they went about to hings God had wrought among the kill him, tidings came unto the Lentiles by his ministry.

chief captain of the band, that all 20 And when they heard it, they Jerusalem was in an uproar; orified the Lord, and said unto 32 Who immediately took solm, Thou seest, brother, how diers and centurions, and ran down any thousands of Jews there are unto them. And when they saw hich believe; and they are all the chief captain and the soldiers, alous of the law:

they left beating of Paul. 21 And they are informed of thee, 33 Then the chief captain came at thou teachest all the Jews near and took him, and commanded hich are among the Gentiles to him to be bound with two chains : rsake Moses, saying, That they and demanded who he was, and ght not to circumcise their chil- what he had done. en, neither to walk after the cus- 34 And some cried one thing, ms.

some another, among the multi22 What is it therefore the tude: and when he could not know iltitude must needs come to the certainty, for the tumult, he her : for they will hear that thou commanded him to be carried into come.

the castle. 3 Do therefore this that we say 35 And when he came upon the thee: We have four men which stairs, so it was that he was borne ve a vow on them;

of the soldiers, for the violence of 4 Them take, and purify thy- the people. with them, and be at charges 36 For the multitude of the peoh them, that they may shave ple followed after, crying, Away ir heads : and all may know with him. t those things whereof they 37 And as Paul was to be led e informed concerning thee, are into the castle, he said unto the hing; but that thou thyself also chief captain, May I speak unto kest orderly, and keepest the thee? Who said, Canst thou speak

Greek? As touching the Gentiles 38 Art not thou that Egyptian, Ich believe, we have written and which before these days madest an cluded that they observe no uproar, and leddest out into the h thing, save only that they wilderness four thousand men that b themselves from things offer were murderers ? o idols, and from blood, and 39 But Paul said, I am a man 6 strangled, and from fornica- which am a Jow of 'Tarsus, a city

in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean Then Paul took the men, and city: and 'I beseech thee suffer me next day purifying himself

with to speak unto the people.

40 And when he had given him ify the accomplishment of the license, Paul stood on the stairs, of purification, until that an and beckoned with the hand unto ring should be offered for every the people. And when there was of them.

made a great silence, he spake unAnd when the seven days to them in the Hebrew tongue, say- almost ended, the Jews, which ing, of Asia, when they saw him

CHAP. XXII. e temple, stirred up all the peo

Paul declareth his Conversion. and laid hands on him, This is the man that teach-I make now unto you.

Crying out, Men mot Israel, MEN, brethren, and fathers,

me ?

Paul declareth

his conversion 2 (And when they heard that he away thy sins, calling on the name spake in the Hebrew tongue to of the Lord. them, they kept the more silence: 17 And it came to pass, that, and he saith,).

when I was come again to Jerusi3 I am verily a man which am a lem, even while I prayed in the Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cili- temple, I was in a trance; cia, yet brought up in this city at 18 And saw him saying unto me the feet of Gamaliel, and taught Make haste, and get thee quicki: according to the perfect manner of out of Jerusalem; for they will not the law of the fathers, and was receive thy testimony concerning zealous toward God, as ye all are me. this day,

19 And I said, Lord, they knos 4 And I persecuted this way unto that I imprisoned, and beat in every the death, binding and delivering synagogue them that believed or into prisons both men and wo-thee: men.

20 And when the blood of ths 5 As also the high priest doth martyr Stephen was shed, I sa bear me witness, and all the estate was standing, by, and consentin of the elders; from whom also I unto his death, and kept the il received letters unto the brethren, ment of them that slew him. and went to Damascus, to bring 21 And he said unto me, Depart them which were there bound unto for I will send thee far hence me Jerusalem, for to be punished. the Gentiles,

6 And it came to pass, that, as I 22 And they gave him audience made my journey, and was come unto this word, and then lifted nigh unto Damascus about noon, their voices, and said, Away mo suddenly there shone from heaven such a fellow from the ear a great light round about me. for it is not fit that he shoek

7 And I fell unto the ground, and live. heard a voice saying unto me,

23 And as they cried out, as Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou cast off their clothes, and threw

dust into the air, 8 And I answered, Who art. 24 The chief captain commani thou, Lord? And he said unto me, ed him to be brought into the ca I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou tle, and bade that he should bees persecutest.

amined by scourging; that he miek 9 And they that were with me know wherefore they cried saw indeed the light, and were against him. afraid; but they heard not the voice 25 And as they bound him wit! of him that spake to me.

thongs, Paul said unto the cente 10 And I said, What shall I do, rion that stood by, Is it lawful for Lord? And the Lord said unto you to scourge a man that is a lo me, Arise, and go into Damascus, man, and uncondemned ? and there it shall be told thee of 26' When the centurion heer all things which are appointed for that, he went and told the chi thee to do.

captain, saying, Take heed wts 11 And when I could not see thou doest; for this man is a Re for the glory of that light, being man. led by the hand of them that 27 Then the chief captain cam were with me, I came into Da- and said unto him, Tell me, mascus.

thou a Roman? He said, Yea 12 And one Ananias, a devout 28 And the chief captain : man according to the law, having swered, With a great sum obtaine a good report of all the Jews which I this freedom. And Paul su dwelt there,

But I was free-born. 13 Came unto me, and stood, 29 Then straightway, they, and said unto me, Brother Saul, re- parted from him which should har ceive thy sight. And the same hour examined him: and the chief er I looked up upon him.

tain also was afraid after he kne 14 And he said, The God of our that he was a Roman, and becace fathers hath chosen thee, that thou he had bound him. shonldest know his will, and see 30 On the morrow, because that Just One, and shouldest hear would have known the certain the voice of his mouth.

wherefore he was accused of 15 For thou shalt be his witness Jews, he loosed him from unto all men of what thou hast seen bands, and commanded the child and heard.

priests and all their council to as 16 And now why tarriest thou ? pear, and brought Paul down, an arise, and be baptized, and wash I set him before them.


A conspiracy


against Paul CHAP. XXIII.

have bound ourselves under a great Paul before the Jewish Council. curse, that we will eat nothing A NhPaolinearnesily beleolding until we have slain Paul

15 Now therefore ye with the brethren, I have lived in all good council sigạify to the chief captain, conscience before God until this that he bring him down unto you day.

to-morrow, as though ye would 2 And the high priest Ananias inquire something more perfectly commanded them that stood by concerning him: and we, or ever him, to smite him on the mouth. he come near, are ready to kill

3 Then said Paul unto him, God him. shall smite thee, thou whited wall: 16 And when Paul's sister's son for sittest thou to judge me after the heard of their lying in wait, he law, and commandest me to be went and entered into the castlo, smitten contrary to the law ? and told Paul.

4 And they that stood by, said, 17 Then Paul called one of the Revilest thou God's high priest? centurions unto him, and said,

5 Then said Paul, I wist not, Bring this young man unto the brethren, that he was the high chief captain ; for he hath a certain priest : for it is written, Thou shalt thing to tell him. not speak evil of the ruler of thy 18 So he took him, and brought people.

him to the chief captain, and said, 6 But when Paul perceived that Paul the prisoner called me unto the one part were Sadducees, and him, and prayed me to bring this the other Pharisees, he cried out young man unto thee, who hath in the council, Men and brethren, something to say unto thee.. I am a Pharisee, the son of a 19 Then the chief captain took Pharisee: of the hope and resur- him by the hand and went with rection of the dead I am called in him aside privately, and asked question,

him, What is that thou hast to tell 7 And when he had so said, me? there arose a dissension between 20 And he said, The Jews have the Pharisees and the Sadducees: agreed to desire thee, that thou and the multitude was divided. wouldest bring down Paul to-mor

8 For the Sadducees say that row into the council, as though there is no resurrection, neither they would inquire somewhat of angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees him more perfectly, confess both.

21 But do not thou yield unto 9 And there arose a great cry: them: for there lie in wait for him and the Scribes

that were of the of them more than forty men, which Pharisees' part arose, and strove, have bound themselves with an saying, We find no evil in this oath, that they will neither eat nor man: but if a spirit or an angel drink till they have killed bim: and hath spoken to him, let us not fight now are they ready, looking for a against God.

promise from thee. 10 And when there arose a great 22 So the chief captain then let dissension, the chief captain, fear- the young man depart, and charged ing lest Paul should have been him, See thou tell no man that pulled in pieces of them, com- thou hast shewed these thingsto me. manded the soldiers to go down, 23 And he called unto him two and to take him by force from centurions, saying, Make ready among them, and to bring him two hundred soldiers to go to into the castle.

Cesarea, and horsemen threescore 11 And the night following the and ten, and spearmen two hunLord stood by him, and said, Bedred, at the third hour of the of good cheer, Paul: for as thou night; hast testified of me in Jerusalem, 24 And provide them beasts, that 80 must thou bear witness also at they may set Paul on, and bring Rome.

him safe unto Felix the governor. 12 And when it was day, certain 25 And he wrote a letter after of the Jews banded together, and this manner : bound themselves under a curse, 26 Claudius Lysias, unto the most saying, that they would neither eat excellent governor Felix, sendeth nor drink till they had killed Paul. greeting.

13 And they were more than 27 This man was taken of the forty which had made this con- Jews, and should have been killed spiracy.

of them: then came I with an 14 And they came to the chief army, and rescued him, having priests and elders, and said, We understood that he was a Roman.


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