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to Christ. certain also of your own poets 2 And found a certain Jew have said, For we are also his named Aquila, born in Pontus, offspring

lately come from Italy with 29 Forasmuch then as we his wife Priscilla, (because are the offspring of God, we that Claudius had commanded ought not to think that the all Jews to depart from Rome,) Godhead is like unto gold, or and came unto them. silver, or stone, graven by art 3 And because he was of and man's device.

the same craft b he abode with 30 And the times of this ig. them, and wrought; for by norance God winked at; but their occupation they were now commandeth all men eve. tent-makers. J'y where to repent :

4 And he reasoned in their 31 Because he hath appoint- synagogue every sabbath, and ed a day in the which he will persuaded the Jews and the judge the world in righteous- Greeks. ness by that man whom he hath 5 And when Silas and Timordained; whereof he hath otheus were come from Mace. given assurance unto all men, donia, Paul was pressed in in that he hath raised him from spirit, and testified to the the dead.

Jews that Jesus was Christ. 324 And when they heard 6 And when they opposed of the resurrection of the dead, themselves, and blaspheined, some mocked; and others said, he shook his raiment, and said We will hear thee again of unto them, Your blood be upon this matter.

your own heads; I am clean; 33 So Paul departed from froin henceforth I will go among them.

to the Gentiles. 34 Howbeit, certain men 79 And he departed thence, clave unto him,i and believed; and entered into a certain among the which was Diony- man's house, pamed Justus, sius the Areopagite, and a one that worshipped God, woman named Damaris, and whose house joined hard to e others with them.

the synagogue:

8 And Crispus, the chief CHAP. XVIII. ruler of the synagogue, be1 Paul laboureth with his hands, lieved on the Lord with all

and preaching at Corinth, his house; and many of the is encouraged in a vision.

AFTER these things Paul the wealth, pride, and profligacy of departed from Athens, and

its inhabitants. Paul resided here came to Corinth :a

about a year and a half, teaching the

Christian religion, and gaining his -Clave unto him, adhered to him.

support by his personal labour. a Carinth; the principal city of b Craft, trade. Ach aia in Greece. It was noted for · Foined hard to, was near,


The Lord

Chap. xviii.

encourageth Paul. Corinthians hearing, believed, 18 [ And Paul after this and were baptized.

tarried there yet a good while, 91 Then spake the Lord and then took his leave of the to Paul in the night by a vis- brethren, and sailed thence inion, Be not afraid, but speak, to Syria, and with him Prisand hold not thy peace : cilla and Aquila; having shorn

10 For I am with thee, and his head in Cenchrea; for he no man shall set on theed to had a vow. hurt thee; for I have much 19 And he came to Ephesus.f people in this city.

and left them there; but he 11 And he continued there himself entered into the synaa year

and six months, teach- gogue, and reasoned with the ing the word of God


Jews. them.

20 When they desired him 12 ? And when Gallio was to tarry longer time with them, the deputy e of Achaia, the he consented not; Jews made insurrection with 21 But bade them farewell, one accord against Paul, and saying, I must by all means brought him to the judgment- keep this feast that cometh in seat,

Jerusalem; but I will return 13 Saying, This

fellow per- again unto you, if God will. suadeth men to worship God And he sailed from Ephesus. contrary to the law.

22 And when he had landed 14 And, when Paul was at Cesarea,g and gone up, and now about to open his mouth, saluted the church, he went Gallio said unto the Jews, If down to Antioch. it were a matter of wrong or 23 And after he had spent wicked lewdness, O Jews! some time there, he departed, reason would that I should and went over all the country bear with you:

of Galatia and Phrygia, in or15 But if it be a question of der, strengthening all the diswords, and names, and of your ciples. law, look ye to it; for I will 24 | And a certain Jew be no judge of such matters. named Apollos, born at Alex

16 And he drave them from andria,h an eloquent man, and the judgment-seat. 17 Then all the Greeks

f Ephesus, one of the priccipal cities took Sosthenes, the chief ru of Asia Minor, situated on the shore ler of the

of the lonian sea. In it was the first of and beat synagogue, him before the judgment-seat; the seven churches, which St. John and Gallio cared for none of addresses in the Revelation.

Cesarea; see Acts viii. 40. those things.


Alexandria ; a large and populous

city of Egypt at the mouth of the d Sball set on thee, shall assault thee. river Nile, built by Alexander the · Deputy, governor.



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The Holy Ghost

Aets. given by Paul's hands. mighty in the scriptures, came since ye believed ? And they to Ephesus.

said unto him, We have not 25 This man was instructed so much as heard whether in the way of the Lord ;i and, there be an Holy Ghost. being fervent in the spirit, he 3 And he said unto them, spake and taught diligently Unto what then were ye bapthe things of the Lord,j know- tized? And they said, Unto ing only the baptism of John. John's baptism.

26 And he began to speak 4 Then said Paul, John boldly in the synagogue; whom verily baptized with the bapwhen Aquila and Priscilla had tism of repentance, saying unto heard, they took him unto the people, That they should them, and expounded unto him believe on him, which should the

way of God k more perfect- come after him, that is, on ly.

Christ Jesus. 27 And when he was dis 5 When they heard this, posed to pass into Achaia, the they were baptized in the brethren wrote, exhorting the name of the Lord Jesus. disciples to receive him ; who, 6 And, when Paul had laid when he was come, helped his hands upon them, the Holy them much, which had believ- Ghost came on them ;

and ed through grace :

they spake with tongues, and 28 For he mightily convin- prophesied. ced the Jews, and that public And all the men were aly, shewing by the scriptures bout twelve. that Jesus was Christ.

8 | And he went into the

synagogue, and spake boldly CHAP. XIX.

for the space of three months, The Holy Ghost given by the disputing and persuading the

laying on of Paul'shands. 19 things concerning the king, Magical books are burnt. 29 dom

of God. Demetrius raiseth an uproar. 9 But when divers a were AND it came to pass, that hardened, and believed not, while Apollos was at Corinth, but spake evil of that way bePaul having passed through fore the multitude he departthe upper coasts, came to Eph- ed from them, and separated esus; and finding certain dis- the disciples, disputing daily ciples,

in the school of one Tyrannus. 2 He said unto them, Have 10 And this continued by ye received the Holy Ghost the space of two years; so that

ijl The way of the Lord, the things all they, which dwelt in Asia of the Lord, and the way of God, all heard the word of the Lord mean the religion of Jesus Christ. Jesus, both Jews and Greeks. 1 Grace, the mercy & favour of God.

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Miracles wrought by Chap. xix. the hands of Paul.

11 And God wrought spe 19 Many of them also, whicle cial miracles by the hands of used curious arts, brought their Paul :

books together, and burned 12 So that from his body them before all men ; and they were brought unto the sick, counted the price of them, and handkerchiefs or aprons, and found it fifty thousand pieces the disease departed from of silver. them, and the evil spirits went 20 So mightily grew the out of them.

word of God and prevailed. 13 | Then certain of the 21 9 After these things were vagabond Jews,b exorcists,c ended, Paul purposed in the took upon them to call over spirit, when he had passed them, which had evil spirits, through Macedonia and A. the name of the Lord Jesus, chaia, to go to Jerusalem, say, saying, We adjure you by Je- ing, After I have been there, I sus, whom Paul preacheth. must also see Reme.

14 And there were seven sons 22 So he sent into Maceof one Sceva, a Jew, and ehief donia two of them, that minof the priests, which did so. istered unto him, Timotheus

15 And the evil spirit an and Erastus; but he himself swered and said, Jesus I know, stayed in Asia for a season. and Paul I know; but who 23 And the same time there are ye?

arose no small stir about that 16 And the man,

in whom


:d the evil spirit was, leaped on 24 For a certain inan, namthem, and overcame them, and ed Demetrius, a silversmith, prevailed against them, so that which made silver shrinese they Aed out of that house for Diana, f brought no small paked and wounded.

gain unto the eraftsmen : 11 And this was known to 25 Whom he called togethall the Jews and Greeks also er, with the workmen of like dwelling at Ephesus; and occupation, and said, Sirs, ye fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.

d That way, the religion of Jesus,

which Paul taught. 18 And many that believe

e Shrines, little images or models ed came, and confessed, and of the temple of Diana, or a sort of shewed their deeds.

coins or medals, on which this celem

brated temple might be represented. 6 Vagabond, wandering or travelling. of Diana, one of the twelve superior

6 Exorcist, a caster out of evil spir. heathen deities. She was known by its. These vagabond or itinerant a variety of titles and characters, as Jews, went about deceiving the peo the goddess of hunting, travelling, ple, not possessing the power they enchantment, &c. pretended to.

& Craftsmen, tradesmen.

Demetrius raiseth


an uproar. know that by this craft we ed; and the more part j kriew have our wealth :

not wherefore they were come 26 Moreover, ye see and together. hear, that not alone at Ephe 33 And they drew Alexansus, but almost throughout all der out of the multitude, the Asia, this Paul hath persuaded Jews putting him forward. and turned away much people, And Alexander beckoned with .saying, That they be no gods the hand, and would have which are made with hands: made his defence unto the peo

27 So that not only this our ple: crafth is in danger to be set 3+ But when they knew at nought; but also that the that he was a Jew, all with temple of the great goddess one voice, about the space of Diana should be despised, and two hours, cried out, Great is her magnificence should be de- Diana of the Ephesians. stroyed, whom all Asia and 35 And when the townthe world worshippeth.

clerk had appeased the people, 28 And when they heard he said, Ye men of Ephesus, these sayings, they were full of what man is there, that knowwrath, and cried out, saying, eth not how, that the city of Great is Diana of the Ephe- the Ephesians is a worshipper sians.

of the great goddess Diana, 29 And the whole city was and of the image, which fell filled with confusion; and down from Jupiter ? having caught Gaius and Ari 36 Seeing then that these starchus, men of Macedonia, things cannot be spoken aPaul's companions in travel, gainst, ye ought to be quiet, they rushed with one accord and to do nothing rashly. into the theatre.

37 For ye have brought 30 And when Paul would hither these men, which are have entered in unto the peo. neither robbers of churches, ple, the disciples suffered him nor yet blasphemers of your not.

goddess. 31 And certain of the chief 38 Wherefore if Demetrius, of Asia, which were his and the craftsmen, which are friends, sent unto him, desiring with him, have a matter ahim, that he would not adven- gainst any man, the law is oture himself into the theatre. pen, and there are deputies;

32 Some, therefore, cried let them implead one another. one thing, and some another;

39 But if ye inquire any for the assembly was confus- thing concerning other matb Craft, trade.

ters, it shall be determined in i Travel, Gospel labour & preach- a lawful assembly. ing

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