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that have disturbed the world, are come bither also ; 7 whom Jason hath received : and all these act contrary to
the decrees of Cæsar, saying that there is another king, 8 one Jesus.” And they alarmed the people, and the rulers 9 of the city, who heard these things. And when the rulers
had taken security of Jason, and of the others, they let
10 Then the brethren immediately sent away Paul and
Silas by night to Berea : who, when they came thither, 11 went into the synagogue of the Jews. And these were
more ingenuous* than those in Thessalonica, because they received the word with all readiness of mind, search
ing the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. 12 Wherefore many of them believed; and of gentile women 13 of rankt, and of men, not a few. But when the Jews
of Thessalonica knew that the word of God was preached
by Paul at Berea, they came thither also, stirring up the 14 multitudes. And then the brethren immediately sent away
Paul, to go toward the sea : but Silas and Timothy re15 mained there still. And those who conducted Paul
brought him to Athens : and having received a commandment to Silas and Timothy, that they would come to him with all speed, they departed.
Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was greatly provoked within him, when he beheld the 17 city full of idols. He discoursed therefore in the syna.
gogue with the Jews, and with those gentiler who wor
shipped God; and in the market-place daily with such 18 as presented themselves. Then certain philosophers of
the Epicureans, and of the Stoics, encountered him. And some said, “ What will this babbler sayıl?" and others, “ He seemeth to be a setter forth of foreign demons 1 :" because he preached to them the glad tidings
* Or, were of a better disposition. Bishop Pearce.
of Jesus, and of the resurrection. And they took him, and brought him to the court of Areopagus, saying,
“ May we know what this new doctrine is, of which thou 20 speakest*? For thou bringest certain strange things to
our ears : we desire therefore to know what these things 21 mean.” (Now all the Athenians, and the foreignerst.
who dwelt among them, employed their leisure in no
thing else, but either in telling or hearing some new 22 thing.) Then Paul stood in the midst of the court of
Areopagus, and said, “ Ye men of Athens, I perceive
that ye are exceedingly addicted to the worship of de23 monst. For as I passed by, and beheld your deities, I
found alsoll an altar with this inscription, "TO ANT UN.
KNOWN GOD.' Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, 24 him I declare unto you.
The God who made the world, and all things therein, he, being Lord of heaven and 25 earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; nor is
he served by the hands of men, as if he needed any thing;
since He Himself giveth to all life, and breath, and all 26 things; and hath made of one blood all nations of men,
to dwell on the whole face of the earth, and hạth deter
mined their appointed times, and the bounds of their ha27 bitation ; that they might seek Godtt, if perhaps they
might feel him out and find him ; though he be not far 28 from every one of us : for through him we live, and
move, and have our being; as some of the poets also
among you have said, “For we are even his offspring.' 29 Wherefore, being the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like gold, or silver, or stone, 30 the engraving of man's art and device. However, the
* "We cannot understand what this new doctrine, which is proposed by thee, is," Wakefield; who adopts the conjecture of Toup, that the negative adverb has been lost before durapela. This conjecture is confirmed by one manuscript of Matthæi. + strangers, N.
lo all things ye are somewhat too religious, N. See Doddridge; and Newcome's note;who justly observes that “it is agreeable to St. Paul's delicacy of address, to suppose, that the original word is used in a good sense here; of which it is known to be capable.” See ch. xxv, 19.
I anong others, N. q THE, N. See Wakefield. ++ seek the Lord, R. T.
times of this ignorance God overlooked; but now com31 mandeth all men in all places to repent: because he
hath fixed a day, on which he will judge the world in righteousness, by a* man whom he bath appointed ; of
which appointment he hath given a proof to all men, in 32 that he hath raised him from the dead.” And when
they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some scoffed :
and others said, “We will hear thee again of this matter." 33 And then Paul departed from among them. However, 34 some men joined themselves to him, and believed : among
whom was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named
Damaris, and others with them. Ch.xv11. Now after these things Paul departed from Athens, 2 and came to Corinth. And he met with a certain Jew,
named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla, (because Claudius had command
ed all Jews to depart from Rome,) and went unto them: 3. and because he was of the same occupationt, he abode
with them, and worked : (for by their occupation they 4 were tent-makerst.) And he discoursed in the synagogue
on every sabbath ; and used persuasion to Jews and
Greeks. 5 And when Silas and Timothy were come from Mace
donia, Paul was employed with them in the word|l, 6 testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ. And
when they opposed themselves, and spake evil, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, “ Your blood is
upon your own heads; I am pure : henceforth I will go 7 to the gentiles.” . And he went thence, and entered into 8 gogue. But Crispus, the ruler of a synagogue, be
the house of a certain man named Justus, a gentile who worshiped God, whose house was adjoining to the syna
* that man, N.
+ Or, trade, N. m. for, makers of mechanical instruments. See Marshes Michaelis, vol. iv. p. 184. Or, was bome away by his spirit. MSS. N. m. R. T.
lieved in the Lord with all his house : and many of the Corinthians, on hearing Paul, believed, and were bap
tized. 9 Then the Lord spake to Paul by a vision in the night,
“ Fear not, but speak, and be not silent: for I am with 10 thee ; and no man shall lay hands on thee to hurt thee: 11 for I have many people in this city.” And he dwelt there
a year and six months ; teaching the word of God among
them. 12 And when Gallio was deputy of Achaia, the Jews rose
with one consent against Paul, and brought him to the 13 judgement-seat; saying, “ This man persuadeth people to 14 worship God contrary to the law." And when Paul was
about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, “ If it
were a matter of injustice, or of wicked mischief, ye 15 Jews, I might reasonably bear with you; but if it be a
question of doctrine, and of names, and of your law,
look ye yourselves to it : for I will not be judge of such 16 matters.” And he removed them from the judgement17 seat. Then all (the Greeks] took Sosthenes, the ruler of
a synagogue, and beat him before the judgement-seat.
But Gallio cared for none of those things. 18 And Paul, after he had still remained there many days,
bade farewel to the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria,
and Priscilla and Aquila with him; having shorn his 19 head at Cenchrea : for he had a vow. And he came to
Ephesus, and left them there : and he himself entered 20 into the synagogue, and discoursed to the Jews. And
when they desired him to remain with them for a longer 21 time, he consented not : but bade them farewel, and said,
[" I must by all means keep the approaching feast in
Jerusalem ; but] I will return to you, God willing.” And 22 he sailed from Ephesus. And when he had landed at
Cæsarea, and had gone up and saluted the church, he 23 went down to Antioch. And when he had passed some
time there, he departed, and went over all the country of Galatia and Phrygia, in order ; strengthening all the dis
And a certain Jew, named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and able in the scriptures, came to 25 Ephesus. This man was instructed in the doctrine of the
Lord : and, being fervent in spirit, he spake and taught
exactly the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism 26 of John: and he began to speak freely in the synagogue.
But when Aquila and Priscilla had heard him, they took
him to them, and explained to him the doctrine (of God] 27 more exactly. And when Apollos desired to pass into
Achaia, the brethren exhorted him, and wrote to the disciples to receive him : who, when he came among
them, helped those much that had believed, through the 28 favour bestowed on him. For he earnestly confuted the
Jews, and that publicly ; proving by the scriptures that
Jesus was the Christ. Ch. xix. And it came to pass that, while Apollos was at
Corinth, Paul, having passed through the upper parts,
came to Ephesus : and, having met with some disciples, 2 he said to them, “ Have ye received the holy spirit since
ye believed ?" And they (said] to him, “We have not 3 even heard whether there be an holy spirit.” And he said
[unto them,) " Into what then were ye baptized ?” And 4 they said, “Into John's baptism." Then Paul said,
“ John (indeed] baptized with the baptism of repentance;
saying to the people, that they should believe in him who š was to come after him, that is, in (Christ] Jesus.” And
when they heard this, they were baptized into the name 6 of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had put his hands
upon them, the holy spirit came on them; and they spake 7 in different languages, and prophesied. Now all the
men were about twelve. 8 And Paul went into the synagogue, and spake freely,
discoursing for three months, and using persuasion about