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his will, and see thai Jus' One, and shouldest judge me after the law, and commandest me hear the voice of his mouth.

to be smitten contrary to the law? 15 For thou shalt be his witnes; unto all 4 And they that stood by said, Revilest thou men of what thou hast seen and heard. God's high priest?

16 And now why larriest thou ? arise', :11 5 Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling that he was the high priest : for it is writter, on ihe name of the Lord.

(Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy 17 And it came to pass, that, when I was people. come again to Jerusalem, even while I pray- 6' But when Paul perceived that the one ed in the temple, I was in a trance ; part were Sadducees, and the other Phari

18 And saw him saying unto me, Make sees, he cried out in the council, Men und haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem : brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Phafor they will not receive ihy testimony con-'risee: of the hope and resurrection of the ccrning me.

dead I am called in question. 19 And I said, Lord, they know that I im- 7 And when he liad so said, there arose prisoned and beat in every synagogue them'a dissension between the Pharisees and the that believed on thee:

Sadducees: and the multitude was divided, 20 And when the blood of thy martyr Ste- 8 For the Sadducees say that there is no phen was shed, I also was standing by, and 'resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit; but consenting unto his death, and kept the rai- the Pharisees confess both. ment of them that slew him.

9 And there arose a great cry: and the 21 And he said unto me, Depart: for I will scribes the were of the Pharisees part arose, send thee far hence unto the Gentiles. and strove, saving, We find no evil in this

22 9 And they gave him audience un man; hat if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to this word, and then lified up their voices. to him, let us not fight against God. and said, Away with such a fillon from the 10 And when there arose a great dissension, earth ; for it is not fit that he should live, the chief captain, fearing lest Paul should

23 And as they cried out, and cast off their have been pulled in pieces of them, comclothes, and threw dust into the air,

manded the soldiers to go down, and to take 24 The chief captain commanded him to him by force from among them, and to bring he brought into the castle, and bade that he him into the castle. should be examined by scourging ; that he 11 And the night following the Lord stood might know wherefore they cried so against by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul ; him.

for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, 25 And as they bound him with thengs, so must thou bear wiiness also at Rome. Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, 12 And when it was day, certain of the Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is Jews banded together, and bound themselves a Roman, and uncondemned?

under a curse, saying that they would nei26 When the centurion heard thie, he ther eat nor drink uil they had killed Paul. went and told the chief captain, saying, 13 And they were more than forty which Take heed what thou doesti for this man had made this cunspiracy. is a Roman.

14 And they came to the chief priests and 27 Then the chief captain came, and said elders, and said, We have bound ourselves umot:in, Tell me, Art ihou a Roman : He under a great curse, that we will eai nothing said, Yea.

uatil we have slain Paul. 28. And the chief captain answered, With 15 Now therefore ye with the council sig. a great sum obtained I this freedom. And nify to the chief capiain that he bring him Paul said, But I was free-bor!.

down unto you to-morrow, as though ye 29 Then straightway they departed from would enquire something more perfectly conhim which should have examined bim: and cerning him: and wc, or ever be come near, the chief captain also was afraid, after he are ready to kill him. knew that he was a Roman, and because he 16 And when Paul's sister's son heard of had bound him.

their lying in wait, he went and entered in. 30 On the morrow, because he would have to the castle, and told Paul. known the certainty wherefore he was ac- 17 Then Paul called one of the centurions cused of the Jews, be loosed him from his unto him, and said, Bring this voung man bunds, and commanded the chief priests and unto the chief captain; for he hash a certain all their council to appear, and brought Paul thing to tell him. down, and set him before them

18 So he took him, and brought him to the CHAP. XXIII.

chief captain, and said, Paul the prisoner ND Paul, carnestly beholding the coun-called me unto him, and prayed me to bring all good conscience before God until this day. thing to say unto thee.

2 And the high priest Ananias commanded 19 Then the chief captai took him by the them that stood by him to smite him on the band, and went with him asi le privaiely, mouth.

and asked him, What is that thou hast to 3 Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite tell me? thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou w And he said, the Jews have a greed

me.

desire thee that thou wouklest bring down dious unto thee, I pray theo thoi than would Paul to-morrow into the council, as though est hear us of thy demency a few works they would enquire somewhat of bim more 5 For we have found viis nan a pestilent perfectly.

Vellow, and a mover of sedition among all 21 But do not thou yield unto them; for the Jews throughout the world, ani a ringthere lie in wait for him of them more than leader of the sect of the Nazarenes : forty men, which have bound themselves 6 Who also bath gone about to profane. with an oath, that they will neither eat nor the temple ; whom we took, and would have drink till they have killed hiin: and now are judged according to our law: they ready, looking for a proinise from thee. 7 But the chief captain Lysias came upon

12 So the chief captain then let the youngjus, and with great violence took him away man depart, and charged him, See thou tell out of our hands, no man that thou hast shewed these things to 8 Commanding bis accusers to come unto

thee: hy examining of whom thyself may. 23 And he called unto him two centurions, est lake knowledge of all these things whero saying, Make ready two liundred soldiers to of we accuse him. go to Cesarea, and horsemen threescore and 9 And the Jews also assented, saying that ien, and spearmen two liundred, at the third these things were so. nour of the night;

10 | Then Paul, asier that tie gouernor 24 And provide them beasts, that they had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, may set Paiil on, and bring him safe unto Forasn:uch as I know that ihou hast been of Felix the governor.

many years a judge unto this nation, I do 25 And he wrote a letter after this manner: the more cheerfully answer for myself :

26 Claudius Lysias unto the most excel- 11 Because that thou mayest understand, lent governor Felix, sendeth greeting. that there are yet but twelve dars since 1

27 This map was taken of the Jews, and went up 10 Jerusalem for to worship. should have been killed of them: then came 12 And they neither found me in the temI with an army, and rescued him, having ple disputing with any man, neither raising understood thai he was a Roman.

up the people, neither in the Synagogues, 28 And when I would have known the nor in the city: cause wherefore they accused him, I brought 13 Neither can they prove the things him forth into their council;

whereof they now accuse me. 29 Whom I perceived to be accuserlofques- 14 But this I confess unto thec, that after the tions of their iaw, but to have nothing laid way which they call heresy, so worship I the 10 his charge worthy of deach or of' bonds. God of my fathers, believing all things which

30 And when it was told me how that the jare written in the law and in the prophets : Jews laid wait for the inan, I sent straight- 15 And have hope toward God, which way to thee, and gave cominandment to his they themselves also allow, that there shall accusers also to say before thee what they be a resurrection of the dead, both of the had against him. Farewell.

just and unjust. 31 Then the solliers, as it was cominand- 16 And herein do I exercise mysell, no ed them, took Paul, and brought him by have always a conscience void of offence 13night to Antipatris.

ward God, and toward men. 32 On the morrow they left the liorsemen 17 Now, after many years, I came to to go with him, and returned to the castle ; bring alms to my nation, and offerings.

33 Ilho, when they came to Cesarea, and 18 Whereupon certain Jews from Asia delivered the epistle to the governor, pre-found me purified in the temple, neither sented Paul also before him.

with multitude, nor with tumult: 31 And when the governor had read the 19 Who ought to have been here before thee, letter, hr asked of what province he was. and object, if they had ought agamst me. And when he understood that he was of 20 or else let these same here say, if they Cilicia;

have found any evil doing in me, while 1 35 I will hear thee, said he, when thine ac- stood before the council. cusers a:e also come. And be commanded 21 Except it be for this one voice, that I him to be kept in Herod's judgment-hall. cried standing among them, Touching the CHAP. XXIV.

resurrection of the deadl am called in quespriest descended with the elders, and 2 & And when Felix heard these things, with a certain orator named Tertullus, who having more perfect knowledge of that way, informed the governor against Paul. he deferred ihem, and said, When Lysias

2. And when he was called forth, Tertul- the chief captain shall come down, I will lus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that know the uttermost of your matter. hy thee we enjoy great quictness, and that 23 And he commanded a centurion to keep very worthy deeds are done unto this nation Paul, and to let him wave liberty, and that oy thy providence,

he should forbid none of his acquaintance to 3 We accept it always, and in all places, minister or come unto him. moet noble Felix, with all thankfulness 24 And aftercertain days, when Felix came Voin idasta riding, that I be no further te-'will his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess.

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17XXV, XXVI. he sent for Paul, and heard lin concerning Jews infurned me, desoring Lo have fudgmeut the faith in Christ.

against hiin. 2.5 And as he reasoned of rigliteousnesen 16 To whom I answered, It is not the teyperance, and judgment to conne, Felixmamer of th, Romans to deliver any man Brilled, and answered, Go thy way foglio die, before that he which is accused have Il tiine ; when I have a convenient season the accusers face to face, and have license 1 All call for thee.

19 answer for himself concerning the crime 26 He hoped also that money should have laid against him. been giveu him of Paul, that he mighe loose 17 Therefore, when they were come hihin: wherefore he sent for bin the oftener, ther, without any delay on the morrow 1 sat and coininuneli with him.

on the judgment-scat, and I commanded the
27 Bul afier two years Porcius Festus man to be brought forth;
came into Felix' room: and Felix, willing 18 Against whom, when the accusers
to shew the Jews a pleasure, leti Paul bound. stood up, they brought none accusation of
CHAP. XXV.

such things as I supposed :
when Festus come into the 19 But had
from Cesarea to Jerusalem.

which was dead, whom Paul afirmed to
Then the high priest, and the chief of be alive.
the Jews, informed him against Paul, and 20 And because I doubted of suck man-
besought him,

ner of questions, I asked him whether he 3 And desired favour against him, that would go to Jerusalem, and there be judg. he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying ed of these matters. wait in the way to kill him.

21 But when Paul had appealed to be re 4 But Festus answered, that Paul should served unto the hearing of Augustus, I com be kept at Cesarea, and that he liimsell' manded him to be kept till I might send hin, would depart shortly thither.

to Cesar. 5 Let then therefore, said he, which among 2 Then Agrippa said unto Festus, I you are able, go down with me, and accuse would also hear the man myself. To-morThis man, if there be any wickedness in him. row, said he, thou shalt hear him.

6 And when he had carried among them 23 And on the morrew, when Agrippa more than ten days, he went down unto was coine, and Bernice, with great pomp, Cesarea ; and the next day, sitting on the and was entered i:nto the place of hearing, juugment-seat, commanded Paul to be with the chief captains and principal men brought.

of the city, at Festils' commandinent Paul 7 And when he was come, the Jews which was brought forth. caine down from Jerusalem stood round 4 And Festus said, King Agrippa, and about, and iaid many and grievous com- all men which are here present with us, ye plaints against Paul, which they could not see : bis man, about whom all the multitude prove :

of the Jews have dealt with me, both a: Je8 While he answered for himself, Neither rusalem, and also here, crying that he ought against the law of the Jews, neither against not to live any longer. the temple, nor yet against Cesar, bave 1 25 But when I found that he had commit. offended any thing at all.

ted nothing worthy of death, and that he 9 Bui Festus, willing to do the Jews a himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have pleasure, answered Paul, and said, Will determined to send himn. ihou go np 10 Jerusalem, and there be judg- 26 Of whom I have no certain thing 10 ed or these things hefore me?

write unto my lord. Wherefore I have 10 Then said Paul, I stand at Cesar's brought him forth before you, and special. judgmem-seat, where I ought to be judged: ly before thee, Oking Agrippa, thai, after to the Jews have 1 done no wrong, as thou examination had, I might have somewhat very well knowest.

to write. Ú For if I be an oflender, or have com- 27 For it seemneth to me unreasonable to mitted any thing worthy of death, I refuse not send a prisoner, and not withal to signify 10 die: but if there he none of these things the crimes luid against him. whereof these accuse ine, no man may deli

CHAP. XXVI. ver me unto them I appeal unto Cesar. 12 S Then Festus, when be had conferred

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permitted to speak for thyself. Then with the council, answered, bast thou appeal- Paul stretched forih the hand, and answered unto Cesar? unto Cesar shalt thou go. ed for himself : 13 And atier certain daysking Agrippe and 2 I think myself happy, king. Agrippa, Bernice came unto Cesarea to salute Festus, because I shall answer for inyself this day

14 And when they had been there many before thee, touching all the ihings where. days, Festus declared Paul's cause unto the of I am accused of the Jews; king, saying, There is a certain man left in 3 Especially because I know thec to be Fonds by Felix;

expert in all customs and questions wlich Ti About whom, when I was at Jerusa- are among the Jews: wherefore I beseern fem, the chief priests and the elders of the shop in bear me patiently.

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4 My manner of life from my youth, which, small and great, saying none other this was at the first among mine own nation at than those which the prophets and Moses on Jerusalem, know all the Jews;

say should come; 5 Which knew me from the beginning, (if 23 That Christ should suffer, rid that he they would testify,) that after the most strait- should be the first that should rise frea 1 est sect of our religion, I lived a Pharisee. dead, and should show light to the 2

6 And now I stand and am judged for the and to the Gentiles. hope of the promise made of God unto our 24 | And as he thus spake for ha faibers:

Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou z 7 Unto which promise our twelve triles, in- beside thysell; much learning distanza stantly serving God day and nighi, hope to thee mad. come for which hope's sake, King Agrip- 25 But he said, I am not mad, most i pa, I am accused of the Jews.

Festus; but speak forth the words of the 8 Why should it be thought a thing incre. and soherness. dible with you, that God should raise the 26 For the king knoweth of these thires dead?

before whom also speak freely : for 1. 9 I verily thought with myself, that I ought persuaded that none of these things are i to do many things contrary to the name of den from him; for this thing was act dir Jesus of Nazareth.

in a corner. 10 Which thing I also did in Jerusalem : 27 King Agrippa, belicvest thou the pro and many of the saints did I shut up in pri- phets? I hnow that thou helievese. son, having received authority from the 29. Then grippi said unto Paol, Alien chief priests; and when they were put to thou persuadest, mig to be a Christian. death, I gave my voice against then. 29' And Paul said, I would to Gol, er

11 And I punished thein oft in every sy- not only thou, but also all that hear me this nagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme: day, were both almost, and altogetbers and, being exceedingly mad against them, I as I am, except these bonds. persecuted them even unto strange cities. 30 [ And when he had thus spoken, !

12 Whereupon as I went to Damascus king rose up, and the gurernor, and Ben with authority and commission from the chief nice, and they that sat with them. priests,

31 | And when they were gone aside, thes 13 Au mid-dlay, O king, I saw in the way a talked between themselves, saying, Th. light from heaven, above the brightness of inan doeth nothing worthy of death, ord! the sun, shining round about me, and them houds. which journeyed with me.

32 Then said Agrippa unto Festus, Tbs 14 And when we were all fallen to the man might have been set at liberty, if he had earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and not appealed unto Cesar. sa ving, in the Hebrew tongne, Saul, Saul,

CHAP. XXVII. why persecutest tllou me? It is hard for thee N) when it was determined that we to kick against the pricks.

I should sail into Italy, they delivered 15 And I said, Who are thou, Lord? And Paul, and certain other prisoners, unto me he said, I am Jesus, whom thou persccutest. named Julius, a centurion of Augustus bowl

16 but rise, and stand upon thy teet; for 2 And, entering into a ship of Adrams: I have appeared unto thee for his purpose, tium, we launched, meaning to sail by the to make thee a minister and a witness both coasts of Asia; (me Aristarchus, a Macether of these things which thou hast seen, and of nian of Thessalonica, being with us. those things in the which I will appear unto 3 And the next day we touched ai Salo hee.

And Julius courteously entreated Paul, and 17 Delivering thee from tlie people, and gave him liberty to go unto his friends to from the Genules, unto whom now I send ro-fresh himselt. thee,

4 And when we had launched from thepna, 18 To open their eyes, and to urn 1?em we sailed under Cyprus, because the wide from darkness to lighi, and fron the power were contrary. of Satan unto God, inai inay inay receive 5 And when we had sailed over the sea forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, them which are sanctified by tall that is in a city of Lycia. me,

6. And there the centurion found a ship of 19 Whereupon, Ohing Agrippa, I was not Alexandria sailing into lialy; and he pui le disobedient unto the heavenly vision : therein.

20 But shewed first unto them of Damas 7. And when we had sailed slowly many cus, and at Jerusalem, and througnout all the days, and scarce were come over against coasts of Judea, and then to the Gentiles, Cnicus, the wine not suffering us, we sailed that they shoul-i repentino trato God, and under Crre, over against Salmone ; do works meet for repentance.

8 Avd, horelly passing it, came unto a place 21 For these causes the Jews caught me which is called the Fairlavens ; nigh where n the temple, and went ahout to kill me. to was the city of Lasea.

22 Having therefore obtained help of God, 9 f Now, when much time was spont, continue unto this day, witnessing both u. and whes sailing was now dangervus, be

oause the last was now already past, Paul, 30 And as the shipmen were about to admonished them.

flee out of the ship, when they had let 10 And said unto them, Sirs, 1 perceive down the boat into the sca, under colour

1 that this voyage will be with hurt and as though they would have cast anchors much damage, not only of the lading and put of the foreship, ship, but also of our lives.

31 Paul said to the centurion and to the u Nevertheless the centurion believed soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, the master and the owner of the ship, more ye can't be saved. than those things which were spoken by 32 Then the soldiers ont off the ropes Paul.

of the boal, and let her fall off. 12 And because the haren was not com- 3.3 And while the day was coming on, modious to winter in, the more part au- Paul besought them all to take meat, saya vised todep:rt thence also, it by anymeansing, This cay is the fourteenth day that ye they mighi attain to Phenice, and there to have tarried and continued fasting, having winter; which is an bave'n of Crete, and taken nothing. lieth toward the southwest and north west. 31 Wherefore I pray you to take some

13 And when the south wind blew meat; for this is for your health: for there softly, supposing that they had obtained shall not an hair fall from the lead of any their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed of you. cle;se by Crete.

55 And when he had thus spoken, he. 14 But not long after there arose against took bread, and gave thanks to God in it a tempestuous wind called Euroclydon. presence of them all; and when he had

15 And when the ship was caught, and broken it, he began to eat. could not bear up into the wind, we let 36 Then were they all of good cheer, her drive.

and they also took some meat. 16 And running under a certain islanı!

37 And we were in all in the ship two which is called Clauda, we had much hundred threescore and sixteen souls. we work to come by the boat:

38 And when they had eaten enough, 17 Which when they had taken up, they they lightened the ship, and cast out the used helps, undergirding the ship; and, wheat into the sea. fearing lest they should fall into the quick- 39 And when it was day, they knew not sa:ds, strake sail, and so were driven. the land:but they discovereda certain creek

18 And we being exceeding y tossed with a shore,intothewhich they were mind. with a tempest, the next day they light- cd, if it were possible, to thrust in the ship. i tened the ship;

40 And when they had taken up the 19 And the third day we cast out with anchors, they committed themselves unto our own hands the tackling of the ship. the sea, and loosed the rudder-bands, and

20 And when neither sun nor stars in hoisted up the main sail to the wind, and many days appeared, and no small tempest made toward shore. en lay on us, all hope that we snoui be saved

41 And falling into a place where two was then taken away.

seas met, thry ran the ship aground: and 21 [ But after long abstinence, Paul the fore-part stuck fast, and remained unstood forth in the midst of them, and said, moveable, but the hinder part was broken of Sirs, se should have hearkened unto ine, with the violence of the waves, x and not have loosed from Crete, and to 42 And the soldiers' counsel was to no nave gained this harm and loss.

kill the prisoners, lest any of them should 22 And now I exhort you to be of good swim out, and escape. cheer: for there shall be no loss of any 43 But the centarion, willing to save man's life among you, but of the ship. Paul, kept them from their purpose, and

23 For there stood by me vois night the ange commanded that they wliichi conid swim should e of God, whose I am, and whom I serve, cast thimsdors first into tkr 8-a, and get to

24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be land: brought before Cesar : and, le, God hath given 41 And the rest, some on boards, and some on thee all them that sail with thier.

broken pers of the ship. And so it came 10 25 Wherefore, sirs, be of gond cheer: for I b-pass, lihat Uity ex apud ali safe to land. jeve God, that it shall be even as it was toidine

CHIP. XXVIII 26. How beit we must be cast upon a certain AND Walleyere escaped then they Istand.

A that the island 27 But when the fourteenth night was come, 2 And the barbarous people shewed us no as we were driven up and down in Adria, little kindness for they kindled a fire, and re about midnight the shipmeu deemed that theyceived us every one, because of the present drew near to some country:

rain, and because of the cold. 24 And sounded, and found it twcniy fa 3 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of Nos. and when ihey had gone a little fursticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a oser, they sounded again, and found it ofteen viper out of the heat, and fastened on his thoms.

hand. 29 Then fearing lest we should have fallou 4 And when the barbarians saw the de upon rocks, they cast four anchors viit of the nomous beust hang on his hand, they said stern, and wished for the day,

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