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8 midnight. And there were many lamps in the upper room,
9 where we were assembled. Now a certain young man, named Eutyehus, sat in a window, having fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul discoursed a long time, he sank down with sleep, and fell to the ground from the third
10 story, and was taken up dead. Then Paul went down, and fell on him, and embraced him, and said, "Trouble
11 not yourselves; for his life is in him." And when Paul was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and conversed a long time, even till break of day, he then
12 departed. Now they brought the young man alive; and were not a little comforted.
13 And we went before to the ship, and sailed to Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so he had appointed,
14 intending himself to go by land. And when he came up with us, at Assos, we took him in, and came to Mi
15 tylene. And we sailed thence, and arrived the next day over against Chios; and the following day we touched at Samos; and, having remained at Trogyllium, on the day
16 after we came to Miletus. For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, that he might not pass much time in Asia; for he hastened, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost.
17 And from Miletus Paul sent to Ephesus, and called to
18 him the elders of the church. And, when they came to him, he said unto them, "Ye know, from the first day since I came into Asia, in what manner I have conducted
19 myself with you the whole time; serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with tears*, and trials which
20 befel me by the lyings in wait of the Jews: and that I have not kept back any thing which was profitable to you; but have shewn it to you, and have taught you, publickly
21 and*from house to house; announcing both to Jews and to Greeks repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
22 "And now, behold, I go to Jerusalem, to be bound, according to the spirit*; not knowing the things which
23 will befal me there, except that the holy spirit witnesseth to me in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions
24 await me. But I make no account of any thing, nor do I regard my life as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course [with joy], and the ministry which I have received from the Lord Jesus, to declare the gracious gos
25 pel of God. And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom [of
26 God], will see my face no more. Wherefore I declare to you this day, that 1 am pure from the blood of all men;
27 for I have kept nothing back, but have shewn t you- all the counsel of God.
28 "Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all theflock ; among whom the holy spirit hath made you overseers, to feed the church of the Lord \, which he hath
29 purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departure tt grievous wolves will enter in among
30 you, not sparing the flock. From among your own selves also men will arise, speaking perverse things, to
31 draw away disciples after them. Watch therefore, and remember that for three years, night and day, I ceased not to admonish every one with tears.
32 "And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace ||, which is able to edify you, and
• I feel myself forced in my mind to go unto Jerusulem. Wakefield. Vinctus spiritu, i. e. coactus, impulsus. Kypke. t Or, I used no subterfuge, so as not to declare unto yon.
% The received text reads "God," upon the authority of no manuseript of note or valuc, nor of any version but the moder n copics of the Vulgate. The Ethiopic uses an ambiguous expression; but this version is avowedly corrupted from the Vulgate; and particularly in this book. See Marsh's MielmeUs, vol. ii. p. 96. The word "Lord" is supported by all the most aucicnt and valuable manuseripts, whether of the Alexandrian or the Western edition; by the Coptie, Syriae, and other aneicnt versions, and by citations from the early ecelesmstiral writers. Sce Griesbach's excellent note upon this text in his second edition.
tt departing, N. !his graeious word, N.
to give you an inheritance among all those that are sancti
33 fied. I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or appa
34 rel. Ye yourselves know that these hands have ministered
35 to my necessities, and to those that were with me. I have shewn you in all things, that by so labouring ye ought to assist the infirm, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he said, 'It is more happy to give than to receive.'"
36 And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and
37 prayed with them all. And they all wept much, and fell
38 on Paul's neck, and kissed him; sorrowing most for the words which he had spoken, that they were to see his face no more. And they conducted him on his way to the ship.
Ch. Xxi. And it came to pass that, after we had separated ourselves from them, and had sailed, we came with a straight course to Coos, and the day following to Rhodes,
2 and thence to Patara. And having found a ship sailing
3 over to Phenicia, we went on board, and loosed. . Mow when we had discovered Cyprus, and had passed by it on the left hand, we sailed into Syria, and landed at
4 Tyre; for there the ship was to unload her burthen. And having met with disciples, we remained there seven days: and these said to Paul by the spirit, that he should not
5 go up to Jerusalem. And when we had completed those days, we went out and departed*, and they all conducted us on our way, with their wives and children, till vie were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and
6 prayed. And when we had taken leave of one another, we went into the ship; and they returned to their home.
7 And when we had finished our course, from Tyre we came to Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren, and re
8 mained with them one day: and on the morrow we t departed, and came to Caesarea; and we entered into the house of Philip the Evangelist, that was one of the seven
• we departed on our way, Wakeficld,
9 deacons, and remained with him. And this man had four daughters, virgins, who prophesied.
10 And as we continued there many days, a certain pro
11 phet, named Agabus, came down from Judea : and when he came to us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, " Thus saith the holy spirit: 'So the Jews at Jerusalem will bind the man that owneth this girdle, and will deliver him into the hands of the gen
12 tiles.' And when we heard these things, both we, and those of that place, besought him not to go up to Jeru
13 salem. Then Paul answered, "What mean ye by weeping and breaking mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but to die also, at Jerusalem, for the name
14 of the Lord Jesus." And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased; saying, "The will of the Lord* be done."
15 And after those days we took our baggage, and went
16 up to Jerusalem. Some disciples also of Cassarea went with us; bringing with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an
17 early disciple, with whom we might lodge. And, when we were come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us
18 gladly. And the day following Paul went in with us to
19 James; and all the elders were present. And when he had greeted them, he declared particularly what things God had wrought among the gentiles by his ministry.
20 And when they heard it, they glorified Godt, and said unto Paul\, "Thouseest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are who believe; and they are all zealous of
21 the law. And they have been informed concerning thee, that thou teachest all the Jews that are among the gentiles, to forsake Moses; saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, nor to walk according to our
22 ciistoms||. What therefore should be done? The tnul
• Or, of God. 2MSS. a Veni. N. in. t the lord, N. Sec Crietbacb.
t him, N. Sec Wakefield.
M Or, the customs of our Jisthers. See Symonds, p. 1S6.
titude must needs assemble: for they will hear that thou
23 art come. Do therefore what we say to thee: We have
24 four men that have a vow on them: take them and purify thyself with them, and be at expense for them, that they may-shave their heads, and all may know that those things of which they were informed concerning thee are nothing, but that thou thyself also walkest in the observance of the
25 law. But concerning the gentiles who believe, we have already written and determined, [that they observe no such thing; but] that they only keep themselves from what is offered to idols, and from blood, and from thing*
~6 strangled, and from fornication." Then Paul took the men, and the next day purified himself with them, and entered into the temple, declaring what would be the end of the days of purification; till an offering were made for every one of them.
27 And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews that were of Asia, when they saw Paul in the temple, stirred up all the multitude, and laid their hands on him,
28 crying out, "Men of Israel, help. This is the man who teacheth all men every where against the people, and the law, and this place: and, further, hath brought gentiles also into the temple; and hath polluted this holy
29 place." (For they had before seen with him in the city Trophimus an Ephesian, whom they supposed that Paul
30 had brought into the temple.) And all the city was moved, and the people ran together; and they seized Paul, and dragged him out of the temple: and imme
31 diately the doors were shut. And as they sought to kill him, a report came to the commander of the band, that
32 all Jerusalem was in confusion i who immediately took soldiers, and centurions, and ran down unto them: and when they saw the commander, and the soldiers, they
33 ceased from beating Paul. Then the commander came near, and seized him, and ordered him to be bound with two chains; and inquired who he was, and what he had