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declared innocent. 20 But shewed, first unto them governor, and Bernice, and they of Damascus and at Jerusalem, that sat with them. and throughout all the coasts of 31 And when they were gone Judea, and then to the gentiles, aside, they talked between themthat they should repent and turn selves, saying, This man doeth to God, and do works meet for nothing worthy of death, or of repentance.

bonds. 21 For these causes the Jews 32 Then said Agrippa unto Fescaught me in the temple, and tus, This man might have been went about to kill me.

set at liberty, if he had not appeal. 22 Having, therefore, obtained ed unto Cesar. help of God, I continue unto this CHAP. XXVII. day, witnessing both to small and

Paul's dangerous voyage.. great, saying none other things ND when it was determined Moses did say should come; ly, they delivered Paul, and cer

23 That Christ should suffer, tain other prisoners, unto one na, and that he should be the first that med Julius, a centurion of Aushould rise from the dead, and gustus' band. should shew light unto the people, 2 And entering into a ship of and to the Gentiles,

Adramyttium, launched, 24 1 And as he thus spake for meaning to sail by the coast of A himself, Festus said with a loud sia, one Aristarchus, a Macedoni. voice, Paul, thou art beside thy-an of Thessalonica, being with us, self; much learning doth make 3 And the next day we touchthee mad.

ed at Sidon. And Julius courte. 25 But he said, I am not mad, ously entreated Paul, and gave most noble Festus; but speak bim liberty to go unto his friends forth the words of truth and sober- to refresh himself. ness.

4 And when we had launched 26 For the king knoweth of from thence, we sailed under Cya these things, before whom also I prus, because the winds were speak freely : for I am persuaded contrary, that none of these things are hid- 5 And when we had sailed over den from him; for this thing was the sea of Cilicia, and Pamphylia, not done in a corner.

we came to Myra, a city of Lycia, 27 King Agrippa, , believest 6 And there the centurion thou the prophets? 'I know that found a ship of Alexandria sailing thou believest.

into Italy; and he put us therein. 28 Then Agrippa said unto 7 And when we had sailed slowPaul, Almost thou persuadest mely many days, and scarce were to be a Christian.

come over against Cnidus, the 29 And Paul said, I would to wind not suffering us, we sailed God, that not only thou, but also under Crete, over, against Salali that hear me this day, were mone. both almost and altogether such 8 And, hardly passing it, came as I am, except these bonds.

unto a place which is called, The 30 I And, when he had thus Fair Havens, nigh whereunto was spoken, the king rose up, and thelthe city of Lasea.

in his voyage.

Paul's dangers

Chap. xxvii. 9 1 Now, when much time was 20 And when neither sun nor spent, and when sailing was now stars in many days appeared, and dangerous, because the fast was no small tempest lay on us, all now already past, Paul admonish-shope that we should be saved was ed them,

then taken away. 10 And said unto them, Sirs, I 21 9 But, after long abstinence, perceive that this voyage will be Paul stood forth in the midst of with hurt and much damage, not them, and said, Sirs, ye should only of the lading and ship, but have hearkened unto me, and not also of our lives.

lave loosed from Crete, and to 11 Nevertheless, the centurion have gained this harm and loss. believed the master and the own- 22 And now I exhort you to be er of the ship more than those of good cheer: for there shall be things which were spokenby Paul. no loss of any man's life among

12 And, because the haven you, but of the ship. was not commodious to winter in, 23 For there stood by me this the more part advised to depart night the angel of God, whose I thence also, if by any means they am, and whom I serve, might attain to Phenice, and there 24 Saying, Fear not, Paul ; to winter : which is an haven of thou must be brought before Ces Crete, and lieth toward the south-sar: and, lo, God hath given thee west, and north-west.

all them that sail with thee, 13 And when the south wind 25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good blow softly, supposing that they cheer; for I believe God, that it had obtained their purpose, loos- shall be even as it was told me. ing thence, they sailed close by 26 Howbeit we must be cast Crete.

upon a certain island. 14 But not long after, there 27 But when the fourteenth arose against it a tempestuous night was come, as we were driwind called Euroclydon, ven up and down in Adria, about

15. And when the ship was midnight the shipmen deemed caught, and could not bear up in- that they drew near to some counto the wind, we let her drive. try;

16. And running under a cer- 28 And sounded, and found it tain island, which is called Clau-twenty fathoms; and when they da, we had much work to come had gone a little further, they by the boat;

sounded again, and found it fif17 Which when they had taken teen fathoms. up, they used helps, undergird-. 29 Then, fcaring test they ing the ship; and, fearing lest should have fallen upon rocks, they should fall into the quick-they cast four anchors out of the sands, strake sail, and so were stern, and wished for the day. diriven,

30 And as the shipmen were a18 And we, being exceedingly bout to flee out of the ship, when tossed with a tempest, the next they had let down the boat into day they lightened the ship; the sea, under colour as though

19 And the third day we cast they would have cast anchor out out with our own hands the tack- of the foreship, ling of the ship,

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and deliverance. and to the soldiers, Except these ken with the violence of the waves. abide in the ship, ye cannot be 42 And the soldiers' counsel saved.

was to kill the prisoners, lest any 32 Then the soldiers cut off the of them should swim out and ropes of the boat, and let her fall escape. off.

43 But the centurion, willing 33 And, while the day was to save Paul, kept them from their coming on, Paul besought them purpose, and commanded that all to take meat, saying, This they which could swim should day is the fourteenth day that ye cast themselves first into the sea, have tarried and continued fas- and get to land. ting, having taken nothing. 44 And the rest, some

34 Wherefore I pray you to boards, and some on broken pietake some meat; for this is forces of the ship: and so it came to your health: for there shall not an pass, that they escaped all safe to hair fall from the head of any of land. you.

CHAP. XXVIII. 35 And when he had thus spo- Paul shipwrecked at Melita.

ND when they were escaall : and when he had broken it, island was called Melita. he began to eat.

2 And the barbarous people 36 Then were they all of good shewed us no little kindness : for cheer, and they also took some they kindled a fire, and received meat.

us every one, because of the pre37 And we were in all in the sent rain, and because of the cold. ship two hundred threescore and 3 | And when Paul had gathersixteen souls.

ed a bundle of sticks, and laid 38 And when they had eaten them on the fire, there came a vienough, they lightened the ship, per out of the heat, and fastened and cast out the wheat into the on his hand. sea.

4 And, when the barbarians 39 And when it was day, they saw the venemous beast hang on knew not the land: but they dis- his hand, they said among themcovered a certain creek with a selves, No doubt this man is a shore, into the which they were murderer, whom, though he minded, if it were possible, to hath escaped the sea, yet venthrust in the ship.

geance suffereth not to live. 40 And when they had taken 5 And he shook off the beast inup the anchors, they committed to the fire, and felt no harm, themselves unto the sea, and loos- 6 Howbeit, they looked when ed the rudder-bands, and hoised he should have swollen, or fallen up the main-sail to the wind, and down dead suddenly : but after made toward shore,

they had looked a great while, and 41 And, falling into a place saw no harm come to him, they where two seas met, they ran the changed their minds, and said ship aground : and the fore part that he was a god. stuck fast, and remained unmove- 7 9 In the same quarters were able, but the hinder part was bro-Spossessions of the chief man of

in me.

Paul cometh to Rome, Chap xxviii. and preachoth there. the island, whose name was Pub-thren, though I have committed lius, who received us, and lodged nothing against the people or cusus three days courteously. toms of our fathers, yet was I de

8 And it came to pass, that the livered prisoner from Jerusalem father of Publius lay sick of a fe-into the hands of the Romans; ver and of a bloody flux : to whom 18 Who, when they had examiPaul entered in, and prayed, and ned me, would have let me go, belaid his hands on him, and healed cause there was no cause of death him.

9 Sowhen this was done, others 19 But when the Jews spake also which had diseases in the against it, I was constrained to. island, came, and were healed; appeal unto Cesar; not that I had

10 Who also honoured us with aught to accuse my nation of. many honours; and, when we 20 For this cause therefore have departed, they laded ris with such I called for you, to see you, and things as were necessary. to speak with you ; because that

11 | And after three months for the hope of Israel I am bound we departed in a ship of Alexan- with this chain, dria, which had wintered in the 21 And they said unto him, isle, whose sign was Castor and We neither received letters out of Pollux.

Judea concerning thee, neither 12 And landing at Syracuse, we any of the brethren that came tarried there three days. shewed or spake any harm of

13 And from thence we fetch- thee. ed a compass, and came to Rhe- 22 But we desire to hear of gium: and after one day the thee what thou thinkest: for as south wind blew, and we came concerning this sect, we know the next day to Puteoli; that every where it is spoken a

14 Where we found brethren, gainst. and were desired to tarry with 23 1 And when they had apthem seven days : and so we pointed him a day, there camę went toward Rome.

many to him into his lodging; to 15 And from thence, when the whom he expounded and testified brethren heard of us, they came the kingdom of God, persuading to meet us as far as Appii Forum, them concerning Jesus, both out and the Three Taverns; whom, of the law of Moses, and out of the when Paul saw, he thanked God, prophets, from morning till evenand took courage.

ing. 16 And, when we came to 24 And some believed the Rome, the centurion delivered things which were spoken, and the prisoners to the captain of the some believed not. guard : but Paul was suffered to 25 And when they agreed not dwell by himself with a soldier among themselves, they departed, that kept him.

after that Paul had spoken one 17 1 And it came to pass, that, word, Well spake the Holy Ghost after three days, Paul called the by Esajas the prophet unto our chief of the Jews together, and, fathers, when they were come together, 26 Saying, Go unto this people, he said unto them, Men and bre-land say, Hearing ye shall hear,

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commended. and shall not understand; and they will hear it. seeing ye shall see, and not per- 29 And when he had said these ceive.

words, the Jews cleparted, and 27. For the heart of this people had great reasoning among themis waxed gross, and their ears are selves. dull of hearing, and their eyes 30 | And Paul dwelt two whole have they closed; lest they should years in his own hired house, and see with their eyes, and hear with received all that came in unto their ears, and understand with him, their heart, and should be con- 31 Preaching the kingdom of verted, and I should heal them. God, and teaching those things

28 Be it known, therefore unto which concern the Lord Jesus you, that the salvation of God is Christ with all confidence, no sent unto the Gentiles, and that man forbidding him. ITHE EPISTLE OF PAUL, THE APOSTLE, TO THE

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I serve with my spirit in the gos-
Paul's calling commended. pel of his Son, that without ceas-

AUL, a servant of Jesus ing I make mention of you always separated unto the gospel of God, 10 Making request, (if by any

2 (Which he had promised a- means now at length I might have fore by his prophets in the holy a prosperous journey by the will scriptures)

of God,) to come unto you. 3 Concerning his Son Jesus 11 For I long to see you, that Christ our Lord, which was I may impart unto you some spimade of the seed of David ac- ritual gift, to the end ye may be cording to the flesh,

established; 4 And declared to be the Son of 12 That is, that I may be comGod with power, according to the forted together with you, by the Spirit of holiness, by the resur-mutual faith both of you and me. rection from the dead;

13 Now, I would not have you 5 By whom we have received ignorant, brethren, that oftengrace and apostleship, for obedi- times I purposed to come unto ence to the faith among all nati- you, (but was let hítherto,) that I ons for his name;

might have some fruit among you 6 Among whom are ye also the also, even asamong other Gentiles. called of Jesus Christ.

14 I am debtor both to the 7 To all that be in Rome, belo-Greeks and to the Barbarians, ved of God, called to be saints: both to the wise and to the unwise. Graceto you, and peace from God 15 So, as much as in me is, I our Father, and the Lord Jesus am ready to preach the gospel to Christ.

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that are at Rome also. 8 First, I thank my Godthrough 16 For I am not ashamed of Jesus Christ for you all, that your the gospel of Christ: for it is faith is spoken of throughout the the power of God unto salvation whole world.

to every one that bclieveth; to the 9 For Godis my witness, whom Jew first, and also to the Greek.

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