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Paul and Silas imprisoned. Chap. xvi.

The jailor converted. named Lydia, a seller of purple, 24 Who, having received such of the city of Thyatira, which a charge, thrust them into the inworshipped God, heard us: whose ner prison, and made their feet heart the Lord opened, that she fast in the stocks.

attended unto the things which 25 ¶ And at midnight Paul and were spoken of Paul. Silas prayed, and sang praises 15 And whenshe was baptized, unto God: and the prisoners and her houshold, she besought heard them.

us, saying, If ye have judged me 26 And suddenly there was a to be faithful to the Lord, come great earthquake, so that the founinto my house, and abide there. dations of the prison were shaken: And she constrained us. and immediately all the doors

16 ¶ And it came to pass, as were opened, and every one's we went to prayer, a certain dam-bands were loosed.

sel, possessed with a spirit of divi- 27 And the keeper of the prison nation, met us, which brought awaking out of his sleep, and seeher masters much gain by sooth- ing the prison doors open, he saying: drew out his sword, and would

17 The same followed Paul and have killed himself, supposing us, and cried, saying, These men that the prisoners had been fled. are the servants of the most high 28 But Paul cried with a loud God, which shew unto us the voice, saying, Do thyself no way of salvation. harm; for we are all here.

18 And this did she many days. 29 Then he called for a light, But Paul, being grieved, turned, and sprang in, and came tremand said to the spirit, I command bling, and fell down before Paul thee in the name of Jesus Christ and Silas;

to come out of her. And he came 30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be

out the same hour.

19 T And when her masters saved? saw that the hope of their gains 31 And they said, Believe on was gone, they caught Paul and the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou Silas, and drew them into the shalt be saved, and thy house. market-place unto the rulers, 32 And they spake unto him 20 And brought them to the the word of the Lord, and to all magistrates, saying, These men, that were in his house." being Jews, do exceedingly trou-l 33 And he took them the same ble our city, hour of the night, and washed 21 And teach customs which their stripes; and was baptized, are not lawful for us to receive, he and all his, straightway. neither to observe, being Romans. 34 And when he had brought

22 And the multitude rose up them into his house, he set meat together against them; and the before them, and rejoiced, believmagistrates rent off their clothes, ing in God with all his house. and commanded to beat them. 35 ¶ And when it was day, the 23 And when they had laid ma- magistrates sent the sergeants, ny stripes upon them, they cast saying, Let those men go. them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:

36 And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The

and at Berea.


assaulted the

Paul preacheth at Thessalonica, The Acts. magistrates have sent to let you an uproar, go: now, therefore, depart, and house of Jason, and sought to go in peace. bring them out to the people. 37 But Paul said unto them, 6 And when they found them They have beaten us openly un-not, they drew Jason, and certain condemned, being Romans, and brethren, unto the rulers of the have cast us into prison; and now city, crying, These that have do they thrust us out privily? nay, turned the world upside down verily; but let them come them- are come hither also;

selves and fetch us out.

7 Whom Jason hath received:

38 And the sergeants told these and these all do contrary to the words unto the magistrates: and decrees of Cesar, saying, that they feared when they heard that there is another king, one Jesus. they were Romans. 8 And they troubled the people 39 And they came and besought and the rulers of the city, when them, and brought them out, and they heard these things. desired them to depart out of the city. 40 And they went out of the they let them go. prison, and entered into the house of Lydia: and when they had seen diately sent away Paul and Silas the brethren, they comforted by night unto Berea: who comthem, and departed. ing thither, went into the synagogue of the Jews.



9 And when they had taken security of Jason, and of the other,

10 ¶ And the brethren imme

Paul preacheth at Thessalonica. 11 These were more noble than when they had passed those in Thessalonica, in that they through Amphipolis and A-received the word with all readipollonia, they came to Thessalo-ness of mind, and searched the nica, where was a synagogue of scriptures daily, whether those the Jews: things were so.

2 And Paul, as his manner was, 12 Therefore many of them went in unto them, and three sab-believed; also of honourable wobath days reasoned with them out men which were Greeks, and of of the scriptures, men not a few.

3 Opening and alledging that 13 ¶ But when the Jews of Christ must needs have suffered, Thessalonica had knowledge that and risen again from the dead; the word of God was preached of and that this Jesus, whom I Paul at Berea, they came thither preach unto you, is Christ. also, and stirred up the people.

4 And some of them believed, 14 And then immediately the and consorted with Paul and Si-brethren sent away Paul, to go las; and of the devout Greeks a as it were to the sea: but Silas great multitude, and of the chief and Timotheus abode there still. women not a few. 15 And they that conducted

5 ¶ But the Jews which believ-Paul, brought him unto Athens: ed not, moved with envy, took and receiving a commandment unto them certain lewd fellows of unto Silas and Timotheus for to the baser sort, and gathered a come to him with all speed they company, and set all the city on departed.

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Paul preacheth at Athens. Chap. xviii.

His doctrine derided.

16 ¶ Now, while Paul waited all life, and breath, and all things: for them at Athens, his spirit was 26 And hath made of one blood stirred in him, when he saw the all nations of men, for to dwell on city wholly given to idolatry. all the face of the earth, and hath

17 Therefore disputed he in the determined the times before apsynagogue with the Jews, and pointed, and the bounds of their with the devout persons, and in habitation;

the market daily with them that 27 That they should seek the met with him. Lord, if haply they might feel af18 Then certain philosophers ter him, and find him, though he of the Epicurians, and of the Sto-be not far from every one of us: icks, encountered him: And 28 For in him we live, and some said, What will this babbler move, and have our being; as say? other some, He seemeth to certain also of your own poets be a setter forth of strange gods; have said, For we are also his because he preached unto them offspring. Jesus, and the resurrection.

29 Forasmuch then as we are

19 And they took him, and the offspring of God, we ought brought him unto Areopagus, not to think that the Godhead is saying, May we know what this like unto gold, or silver, or stone, new doctrine, whereof thou graven by art and man's device. speakest, is? 30 And the times of this igno20 For thou bringest certain rance God winked at; but now strange things to our ears: we commandeth all men every where would know, therefore, what to repent:

these things mean.

31 Because he hath appointed a 21 (For all the Athenians, and day, in the which he will judge strangers which were there, spent the world in righteousness by their time in nothing else, but ei- that man whom he hath ordained; ther to tell, or to hear some new whereof he hath given assurance thing.) unto all men, in that he hath rais22 T Then Paul stood in the ed him from the dead. midst of Mars-hill, and said, Ye 32 ¶ And when they heard men of Athens, I perceive that in of the resurrection of the dead, all things ye are too superstitious. some mocked; and others said, 23 For as I passed by, and be-We will hear thee again of this held your devotions, I found an matter.

altar with this inscription, TO 33 So Paul departed from aTHE UNKNOWN GOD, mong them.

Whom therefore, ye ignorantly 34 Howbeit, certain men clave worship, him declare I unto you. unto him, and believed; among 24 God that made the world, the which was Dionysius the and all things therein, seeing that Areopagite, and a woman named he is Lord of heaven and earth, Damaris, and others with them. dwelleth not in temples made CHAP. XVIII. Paul accused before Gallio. nens, and

with hands;

25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he need

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ed any thing, seeing he giveth to came to Corinth;

Paul accused by the

The Acts.

Fews before Gallio. 2 And found a certain Jew, na-insurrection with one accord amed Aquila, born in Pontus, gainst Paul, and brought him to lately come from Italy, with his the judgment-seat,

wife Pricilla, (because that Clau- 13 Saying, This fellow persuaddius had commanded all Jews to eth men to worship God contrary depart from Rome,) and came to the law.

unto them.

14 And, when Paul was now 3 And because he was of the about to open his mouth, Gallio same craft, he abode with them, said unto the Jews, If it were a and wrought: (for by their occu-matter of wrong, or wicked lewdpation they were tent-makers.) ness, O ye Jews! reason would

4 And he reasoned in the syna-that I should bear with you: gogue every sabbath, and per- 15 But if it be a question of suaded the Jews and the Greeks. words, and names, and of your 5 And, when Silas and Timo-law, look ye to it; for I will be no theus were come from Macedo-judge of such matters.

nia, Paul was pressed in spirit, 16 And he drave them from the and testified to the Jews, that judgment-seat.

Jesus was Christ.

17 Then all the Greeks took 6 And when they opposed Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the themselves, and blasphemed, he synagogue, and beat him before shook his raiment, and said unto the judgment-seat: and Gallio them, Your blood be upon your cared for none of those things. own heads; I am clean: from 18 ¶ And Paul after this tarried henceforth I will go unto the Gen- there yet a good while, and then tiles. took his leave of the brethren,

7 And he departed thence, and and sailed thence into Syria, and entered into a certain man's house, with him Priscilla and Aquila, hanamed Justus, one that worship-ving shorn his head in Cenchrea; ped God, whose house joined for he had a vow.

hard to the synagogue.

19 And he came to Ephesus,

8 And Crispus, the chief ruler and left them there: but he himof the synagogue, believed on the self entered into the synagogue, Lord with all his house; and ma- and reasoned with the Jews. ny of the Corinthians, hearing, 20 When they desired him to. believed, and were baptized. tarry longer time with them, Le 9 ¶ Then spake the Lord to consented not;

Paul in the night by a vision, Bel 21 But bade them farewel, not afraid, but speak, and hold saying, I must by all means keep not thy peace: this feast that cometh in Jerusa10 For I am with thee, and nollem: but I will return again unto man shall set on thee to hurt thee; you, if God will. And he sailed for I have much people in this from Ephesus. city.

22 And when he had landed at 11 And he continued there a Cesarea, and gone up and saluted year and six months, teaching the church, he went down to the word of God among them. Antioch.

12 ¶ And when Gallio was the 23 And after he had spent some deputy of Achaia, the Jews made time there, he departed, and went

The Holy Ghost given Chap. xix. by the hands of Paul. over all the country of Galatia and which should come after him, Phrygia, in order, strengthening that is, on Christ Jesus.

all the disciples.

5 When they heard this, they 24 And a certain Jew, named were baptized in the name of the Apollos, born at Alexandria, an Lord Jesus.

eloquent man, and mighty in the 6 And, when Paul had laid his scriptures, came to Ephesus. hands upon them, the Holy Ghost

25 This man was instructed in came on them; and they spake the way of the Lord, and, being with tongues, and prophesied. fervent in the spirit, he spake and 7 And all the men were about taught diligently the things of the twelve.

of John.

Lord, knowing only the baptism 8 ¶ And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the 26 And he began to speak bold-space of three months, disputing ly in the synagogue: whom, when and persuading the things conAquila and Priscilla had heard, cerning the kingdom of God. they took him unto them, and ex- 9 But when divers were hardpounded unto him the way of God ened, and believed not, but spake more perfectly. evil of that way before the multi

27 And when he was disposed tude, he departed from them, and to pass into Achaia, the brethren separated the disciples, disputing wrote, exhorting the disciples to daily in the school of one Tyranreceive him: who, when he was nus.

come, helped them much which 10 And this continued by the had believed through grace: space of two years; so that all 28 For he mightily convinced they which dwelt in Asia, heard the Jews, and that publickly, the word of the Lord Jesus, both shewing by the scriptures that Jews and Greeks.

Jesus was Christ.

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The Holy Ghost given.

11 And God wrought_special miracles by the hands of Paul: 12 So that from his body were

ND it came to pass, that brought unto the sick, handkerwhile Apollos was at Cor-chiefs or aprons, and the diseases inth, Paul, having passed through departed from them, and the evil the upper coasts, came to Ephe-spirits went out of them.

sus; and finding certain disciples, 18 Then certain of the vaga

2 He said unto them, Have ye bond Jews, exorcists, took upon received the Holy Ghost since ye them to call over them which had believed? And they said unto evil spirits, the name of the Lord him, We have not so much as Jesus, saying, We adjure you by heard whether there be any Holy Jesus, whom Paul preacheth. 14 And there were seven sons


3 And he said unto them, Unto of one Sceva a Jew, and chief of what then were ye baptized? And the priests, which did so. they said, Unto John's baptism. 15 And the evil spirit answered

4 Then said Paul, John verily and said, Jesus I know, and Paul baptized with the baptism of re-I know: but who are ye? pentance, saying unto the people, 16 And the man in whom the that they should believe on him!evil spirit was, leaped on them,

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