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Paul is Arned. so But the Jews ftirred up the devout and the people; and, having foned Paul, drewė. honourable women, and the chief men of the out of the city, supposing he had been dead. city, and raised persecution againt Paul and 20 Howbeit, as the disciples ftood roet Barnabas, and expelled thens out of their about him, he rose up and came into the city: ccas.

and the next day he departed with Barnatai 51 But they took off the duft of their feet to Derbe. againt them, and came unto Iconium.

21 And when they had preached the goipa 52 And the disciples were filled with joy, to that city, and had taught many, they is and with the Holy Ghoft.

turned again to Lyftra, and to Iconium, uni CHA P. XIV,

Antioch, 1 Paul and Barnabas die persecuted. 8 Paul 22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and

bealing a cripple, tbey are reputed as gods. exhorting them to continue in the faith, and

19 Paulisponed. 21 fbey return to Antioch. that we muft through much tribulation ente? Anwent fathe semnifconine that they into the kingdomhet God

23 And when they had

ordained them elders of the Jews, and so fpake, that a great multi- in every church, and had prayed with faiting, tude, both of the Jews, and also of the Greeks they commended them to the Lori, on whos believed.

they believed. 2 But the unbelieving Jews ftirred up the 24 And after they had pafsed throughout Gentiles, and made their minds evil atfected Pilidia, they came to Pamphylia. against the brethren.

25 And when :hey had preached the word 3 Long time therefore abode they speaking in Perga, they went down iuto Attalia; boldly in the Lord, which gave teitimony 26 And thence failed to Antioch, from unto the word of his grace, and granted ligns whence they had been recommended to and wonders to be done by their hands. the grace of God for the work which they

4 But the multitude of the city was divide fulfilled. ed: and part held with the Jews, and part 27 And when they were come, and bad with the apoftles.

gathered the church together, they rehearses $ And when there was an affault made, both all that God had done with them, and how of the Gentiles, and also of the Jews, with he had opened the door of faith unto the their rulers, to use hem despitefully, and to Gentiles. lone them,

28 And there they abode long time with the 6 They were ware of it, and fed unto Lyftra disciples. and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the

CHA P. XV. region that lieth round about :

i Difenkon about circumcifon: the argin 3 man , And there they preached the gospel. consult about it: their determination. 36

Paul and Barnabas contend, and fort.

his A mother's womb, who never had walked.

Judea taught the brethren, and fuis, 9 The same heard Paul speak; who ftedfastly. Except ye be circumcised after the manner of beholding him, and perceiving that he had Mofes, ye cannot be saved. faith to be healed,

2 When therefore Paul and Barnabas kada 10 Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on small diffenfion and disputation with dce, thy feet. And he icaped and walked. they determined that Paul and Barnabas, ai

ir And when the people saw what Paul had certain other of them, should go up to servis cone, they lifted up their voices, saying in lem unto the apostles and elkrs about this the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come question. down to us in the likeness of men.

3 And being brought on their way by the 12 And they called Barnabas Jupiter, and church, they paffed through Phenice ind Paul Mercurius, because he was the chief Samaria, declaring the convertion of the Ger 1peaker.

tiles; and they caused great joy unto all the 13 Then the prieft of Jupiter, which was brethren. before their city, brought oxen and garlands 4 And when they were come to Jerufalem onto the gates, and would have done sacrifice they were received ofthe church, and of the with the people.

a poitles rod elders, and they declared al 14 Which when the apofles Barnabas and things that God had done with their. Paul heard of, they rent their clothes, and 5 But there rose up certain of the seat of the jan in among the people, crying out, Pharisees which believed, saying, 'That it wa

15 And Saying, Sırs, why do ye these things! peedtul to circumcise them, and 10 We also are men of like paisions with you, and them to keep the law of Mores. urach unto you, that ye thould turn from 6 . And the apostles and elders came tog. Clicre vanities up to the living God, which ther for to consider of this matter. piade heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all And when there had been much difputi: things that are therein;

Peier rose up, and said unto them, Men al 10'Who in times part suffered all nations brethren, ye known how that a good stall 10 walk in their own ways.

ago God made choice among us, that the foreste 17 Nevertheless, he lett not himself with tiles by my mouth should hear the word of the out witness, in that he did good, and gave us gospel, and believe. rain from heaven, and fruitful seafons, til. 8 And God, which knoweth the hearts, More ling our hearts with food and gladness. them witness, giving them the Holy GMA,

18 And with these fayings scarce reiirained even as be did unto us; they the people, that they had not done fa. y And put no difference between us ad crifice unto them.

thém, purifying their hearts by faith. 19 9 And there came thither certain Jews 10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put fra Antioch and Iconiun, who persuaded a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, abied

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even as they.

34 Notwithitanding, it pleased siles to a. 12 Then all the multitude kept filence, bide there itill. and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, dc. 35 Paul also and Barnabas continued in An. claring what miracles and wonders God'had tioch, teaching and preaching the word of Hic wrought among the Gentides by them. Lord, with many others also.

13 | And after they had held their peace, 36 q And some days after Paul raid unto James answered, saying, Men and brethren, Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our bre. hearken unto me.

thren in every city where we have preached 14 Simeon hath declared how God at the the word of the Lord, and see how they d). first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them 37 And Barnabas determined to tako with a people for his name.

them Jonn, whose surname was Mark. is And to this agree the words of the pro- 38 But Paul thought not good to take him phets; as it is written,

with them, who departed from them from 16 After this I will return, and will build Pamphylia, and weni not with them to the again the tabernacle of David, which is fal. work. len down; and I will build again the ruins 39 And the contention was fo sharp be. thereo!, and I will let it up.

tween them, that they departed a funder one 17 That the residue of men might seek from the other : and fó Barnabas look Mark, after the Lord, and all the Gentiles upon and failed unto Cyprus : whom my name is called, saith the Lord, 40 And Paul chofe Silas, a: I departed. who doeth all these things.

being recoma.ended by the bretl.zen uncotha 18 Known unto God are all his works frem grace of God. the beginning of the world.

4! And he went through Syria and Cilicia, 19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we conírming the churches, trouble not them which from among the

C H A P. XVI. Gentiles are turned to God:

1 Paul circumcisesh Timothy', 14. converteih 20 But that we write unto them, thất they Lydia, 16 cafleth out a spirit oj divination: abftain from pollutions of idols, and fron 19 be and Silas are imprisoned fremitation: and from things tringled, and Thencama hee pe bicide wodas intere;

25 For Mores of old time hath in every named Timothcus, the son of a certain wo. city them that preach him, being read in the man which was a Jewels, and believed; but Synagogues every fabbath day.

his father wais a Greek : 22 Then pleased it the apoities and elders, 2 Which was well reported of by the bre. with the whole church, to send chosen men of thren, that were at LyAra and Iconium: their own company to Antioch with Paul and 3 Him would Paul have to go forth with Barnabas; namely Judas, surnamed Barrabas, him; and took and circumcised lim, because 2nd Silas, chief men among the brethren; of the Jews which were in those quarters : for

23 And they wrote lertets by them after this they knew all that his father was a Greek. manner; The apoftles, and elders, and bre. 4 And as they went through the cities, they thren, send greeting unto the brethren which delivered them the decrees tor to kcep that are of the Gentiles in Antioch, and Syria, and were ordained of the apottles and elders Cilicia:

which were at Jerusalem, 24 Forasinuch as we have heard, that cer. 5 And so were the churches cftablished in tain which went out from us have troubled the faith, and increared in number daily. you with words, subverling your souls, say. 6 Now when they had gone throughout ing, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law; Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were to whom we gave no such commandment! forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach 1.0

25 It seemed good unto us, being assembled word in Afia, with one accord, to send chosen men unto 7 After they were come to My fia, they af: you, with our beloved Barabas and Paul; sayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit luta

26 Men that have hazarded their lives for fered them not. the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

8 And they passing by Myfia, came down 27 We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, to Troas. who shall also tell you the fume things by 9. And a vision appeared to Paul in the mouth,

night; T'here ftood a man of Macedonia, and 28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghoft, prayed him, saying, Come over into Nuce. and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden donia, and help us. than these necesary things;

10 and after he had seen the vision, im. 29 That ye abstain from meats offered to mediately we endeavoured to go into ma. idols, and from blood, and from things ftran. cedonia, asuredly gathering that the Lord, gled, and from fornication : from which, it ye had called us tor to preach the gospel unio keep yourselves, ye thall do well. Fare ye them. wed).

11 Therefore loosing from Troas, we came 30 So when they were dismissed they came with a traight courte to Samothracia, and to Antioch; and when they had gathered the the next day to Neapolis; multitude together they delivered the epiftle. 12 And trom thence to Philippi, which is

31. Which when they had read, they re.. the chief city of that part of Macedonia, and joiced for the confolation.

a colony; and we were in that city abiding 32 And Judas and Silas, being prophets certain days. allo themselves, exhorted the brethren with 13 And on the rabbath we went out of the many words, and contismed rhein,

city by a river fide, where prayer was wont

Lydia converia,

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with many cthers. o be made; and we sat down, and spake 15 And when it was day, the magiftrata unto the women which resorted ibilbet. seut the serjeants, saying, Let those mes go.

14. And a certain woman named Lydia, 36 And the keeper of the prison told ine & felicr ot purple, of the city of Thyatira, saying to Paui, The magiftraies have sent to which wortnipped God, heard us: whole heart lei you go : now thereioie depart, and go ia the Lord opened, that the attended unto the peace. things which were spoken of Paui.

37 But Paul said unto them, they have 15. And when me was baptized, and her beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romaus, Dousehold, the be fought us, saying, 'If

ye have and have cait us into prison; and now do they judged me to be faiinful to the Lord, come thrust us out privily? Nay, verily; but let into iny house, and abide there. And the con- them come themselves and fetch us out. ftruined us.

38 And the serjeants told these words unio 169 And it came to pass as we went to the magistrates: and they feared, when they prayer, a certain damsel poffetred with a spirit beard that they were Romans. ot divination met us, which brought her mar. 39 And they came and befought them, and ters much gain by fuothíaying;

brought them out, and desired ibem to depari 17. The same followed Paul and us, and out of the city. cried, saying, These men are the servants of 40 And they went out of the prison, and the most high God, which thew unto us the entered into ibe bouje of Lydia : and when way of salvation.

they had seen the brethren, they comiorted 13 And this did the many days. But Paul, them, and departed. being grieved, turned, and said to the spirit, i

c H A P, Xvi. commaud thee in the name of Jesus Christio i Paul preacbeib at Thesalonica, 10 come out of her. And he came out the same biour. 14 And when her masters saw that the Now when they had patsed through Ar.

phipolis and Apollonia, they came to hope of their gains was gone, they caught Thetralonica, where was a synagogue of the Taul and Silas, and drew them into the mar. Jews : et place unto the rulers.

2 Ant Paul, as his manner was, weat in 20 And brought them to the magiftrates, unto them, and three fabbath days reasoned Faying, T se men, being Jews, do exceed with them out of the scriptures; ingly troudie our city.

3 Opening and alleging that Christ mut 21 And teach cuttims, which are not law. needs have suffered, and riten again from the ful for us to receive, neither to observe, being dead : and that this Jefus, whom I preach unRomans.

to you, is Chrift. 22 And the multitude rose up together a. & And some of them believed, and conforte gainit them; and the magiftrates rent off with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greek their clothes, and coinmanded to beat them. a great multitude, and of the women do:

23 And when they had laid many ftripes a few. upon them, they cant them into prison, charg- 5 F But the Jews which believed tot, ing the jailor to keep them fatery:

moved with envy, took unto them certain 24 Who having received fuch a charge, lewd fellows of the baser fort, and gathered Thrust them into the inner prison, and made a company, and set all the city on an upru, their teet fant in the ftocks.

and atauired the house of Jalón, and fougbt 25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, to bring them out to the people. and sang praises unto God: and the pricorers 6 And when they found them nol, they heard them.

drew Jafon and certain

brethren un to the ris 26 And suddenly there was a great earth. ters of the city, crying, There that have tursed quake, to that the foundations of the prison the world upride down are come hither alfo: were thaken : and immediately all the doors 7 Whom Jafon hath received; and the call were opened, and every one's bands were do contrary to the decrees of Cefar, saying Toored,

That there is another king, one Jerus. 27 And the keeper of the prison awaking 8 And they troubled the people, and the route out of his fleep, and seeing the prison Joors lers of the city, when they heard these things open, he drew out his sword, and would have 9 And when they had taken fecurity of jm. killed himself, suppoting that the prisoners had son, and of the other, they let them go. bcefled.

10. And the brerhren immediately feeta 28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, way Paul and Silas by night up to Berea: su Do thyself no harm; tor we are all here., thither, went into the fynagogue

29 Then he called for a light, and sprang the Jews. In, and came trembring, and fell down before Ti There were more noble than those a Paul and Silas,

Thelialonica, in that they received the we? 30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, with all readiness of mind, and fear bed its what must I do to be saved!

scriptures daily, whether those things werd 31 And they fakt, Belleve on the Lord Je. 11 Therefore many of them believed; with Ius Chrin, and thou male be saved, and thy of honourable women which were Greckie house.

and of men, not a few. 32 And they spake unto him the word of 13 But when the Jews of ThefTalonica u the Lord, and to all that were in his house. knowledge that

the word of God was press. 33 And he took them the fame hour of the ed of Paul at. Berea, they came thither sib nignt, and wathed their itripes; and was bap- and stirred up the people. lized, he and all his, itraightway.

14 And then immediately the brethrestix 34 And when he bad brought them into his away Paui, to go is it were to the labur huule, he let meat before them, and rejoiced, Silas and Timotheus abode there fou. ichieving in God with all his bouse:

15 And they that conducted Paul trough unto thee

Patei declareth his conversion, Chap. xxil, xxiit. and calling to the emptie feip.

35 And when he came upon the fairs, so it Is For thou shalt be his witness unto all was, that he was borne of the foldiers for the men of what thou hart seen and heart. violence of the people.

16 And now, why carriet thou! arise, and 36 For the multitude of the people followed be baptized, and wath away thy fins, calling after, erying, Away with hin.

on the name of the Lord. 37 Andas Paul was to be led in othecaftle, he laid unto the chief captain, May I speak come again to jerusalem, even while I prayed

17 And it came to pass, that when I was Who said, Canit thou speak in the temple, I was in a trance; Greek 38 Art not thou that Egyptian, which be. hatte, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem :

18 And Taw him saying unto me, Make fore these days ma leit an uproar, and leddett for they will not receive thy teitimony con. out into the wilderness four thouiand men that cerning me. were murderers? 39 But Paul said, I am a man which am a prisoned and beat in every fyngoon

19 And I said, Lord, they know the them Jew of Tarsus, a city of Cilicia, a citizen of that believed on thee: no mean city: and I beseech thee, futter me to 20 And when the bloods ftanding by, and

thy martyr Ste. speak unto the people.

ali food when they had given him license, consenting untga tushmand kept the sai. hand unto the people. And when there was

en An inepaid unto me, Depart: for I will made a great hience, he spake unto bem in lentilec far henct unto the Gentiles. the Hebrew tongue, saying,

22 And they gave him audience unto this CHA P. XXII.

word, and then lifted up their voices, and 1 Paul declare1b his converjom, 25 andscape faid, Away with such a fellow from the earth, erb by ibe privilege of a Rorian.

for it is not fit that he should live.

23. And as they cried out, and cast off their defence which I wale now up to you. clothes, and threw dutt into the air, 2 (And when they bcard that he spake in the 24 The chiet captain commanded him to be Hebrew tongue to them, they kepi the more brought into the cattle, and bade that he filence: ap. he faith,)

Thould be examined by scourging; that he 3 I am verily a man wbich am a Jew, born might know wherefore they cried so against in Tartus, a city in Cilicia, yet brctight up in him. this city at the feet of Gamaliel, und taught 25 And as they bound him with thongo ording to the perfect manner of the law of Paul said unto the centurion that focu by, is

fathers, and was zealous toward God, as it lawful tor you to scourge a man that is a all are this day.

Roman, and uncondemnej? 4 And I persecuted this way unto the death, 26 When the centurion heard that, he binding and delivering into prisons both men went and told the chief captain, saying, take and women.

heed what thou coest: for this man is a S As also the high prieft doth bear me wit. Roman. nels, and all the estate of the elders: from 27 Then the chief captain came, and said whom also I received letters unto the bre, uno him, Tell me, art thou a Roman! He thren, and went to Lamascus, to bring

them faid; Yea: which were there bound unto Jerusalem, for 28 And the chief captain answered, Witha to be punished.

great fun obtained 1 this ireedom. And Pau 6 And it came to pass, that as I made my laid, But I was free bom. journey, and was como nigh unto Damascus, 29 Then itraightway they departed from about noon, suddenly there thone from heaven him which ihould have examined him: and a great light round about me.

the chiet captain also was afraid, after he 7 And I tell unto the ground, and heard a knew that he was a Roman, and because he voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why pere bad bound him. recuteft thou me?

30 On the morrow, because he would have 8 And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? known the certainty wherefore he was ac. And he said to me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, cused of the Jews, he loosed him from his whom thou persecutett.

bands, and communded the chief prietts and 9 And they that were with me saw indeed all their council to appear, and brought Paul the light, and were afraid; but they heard down, and set him before them. not the voice of him that spake to me.

CHA P. XXIII. 10 And I faidt, What hall I do, Lord! And i Paul pleadeth his coule: ? diffen hon among the lord said unto me, Arise, and go into Da. his accusers: 27 be is jeni s Felix. mascus; and there it hall be told the ball Ai, Taid; Men and brethren, i have lived things which are appointed for thee to do.

11 And when I could not see for the glory in all good conscience before God until this of that light, being led by the hand of day. them that were with me, I camo into Da. 2 And the high pricft Ananias commanded malcus.

thein that ttood by him to smite him on the 12 And one Ananias, & devout mán accordc mouth. ing to the law, having a good report otali the 3 Then said Paul unto him, God fhall smite Jews which welt bere,

thee, about whiced wall: for fitteft thou to 13 Camcar to me, ani stood, and said unto ju ige me after the law, and corunaadett me me, broher Saul, receive thy light. And the to be smitten contrary to the law ? amc billiliooked up pon him.

4 And they that itood by said, Rcvilcft thou 14 An ne faid, Tae God of cur fathers Goul's high prieit? athchulen thee, that thou thouldert know his 5 They said Paul, I wist not, brethren, all, and see that Just One, and thouidett bear that he was the high priest ; for it is writ

voice of his mouth.

The ACTS A conspiracy again Paul:

He is fers to Felir.

23 And he called unto bim two centurions, ten, Thou shalt not speak evii of the ruler of thy people.

saying, Make ready two hundred soldiers to 6 But when Paul perceived that the one go to Ccfarea, and horsemen threescore and part were Sadducecs, and the other Pharisees, ien, and (pearmen two hundred, at the third he cried out in the council, Men and breth hour of the night; ren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of 24 And provide them beasts, that they may the hope and resurrection of the dead I am set Paul on, and bring bin sale unto Felix the called in question.

governor. 1 And when he had so said, there arose a 25 Add he wrote a letter after this manne to diffenfion between the Pharisees and the Sad- 26 Claudius Lyfias unto the most excel. ducees and tac multitude was divided. lent governor Felix jenderb greeting. 8 For the Sadducees say that there is no re- 27 This man was taken of the Jews, and Pharition, neither angel, nor spirit; but the thould have been killed of them then came

I with an army,and rescued him, having under. 9 And confcss both. fcribes that i. arose a great cry: and the flood that he was a Roman.

28 And when I would have known the cause and itrove, saying;f the Pharisees part arose, man: but,' if a spirit of find no evil in this wherefore, they accused him, I brought him to him, let us not fight againgel harh spoken forth into their council:

29 Whom I perceived to be accured of quel. 10 And when there arose a grea the chief captain, fearing left Paut iböllenfion, tions of their law, but to have nothing laid to

sho have his charge worthy of death or of bonds. been pulled in pieces of them, command

30 And when it was told me how that the the soldiers to go down, and to take him by Bows laid wait for the man, I sent ftraight. force from among them, and to bring bint way thee, and gave commandment to his into the canllc.

accusers alto, to lay before thee wbat obey 1 11 And the night following the Lord food against him. Farewell. by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul; for 31 Then the foluiers, as it was commanded as thou hast teritied ot" me in Jerusalem, so them, took Paul, and brought bin by night must thou bear witness also at Rome.

to Antipatris. 12 And when it was day, certain of the Jews 32 On the morrow they left ide horiemen barded together, and bound themselves under to go with him, and returned to the cattle; a curse, saying, that they would ncither cat 33 Who, when they came to Cefarea, and nor drink till they had killed Paul.

delivered the epiftle to the governor, prefent. 13 And they were more than forty which ed Paul also before him. had made this conspiracy.

34 And when the governor had read ! 14 And they came to the chief pricfts and letter, he asked of what province he was. And elders, and said, We have bound ourselves when he underttood that he was of Cilicia; undei a great curse, that we will eat nothing 35 I will hear thee, said he, when thine so until we have lin Paul.

cusers are also come. And he commanded hina Is Now theretore ye with the council Sig- to be kept in Herod's judgment hall. nity to the chiet captain, that he bring hini

CHA P. XXIV. down unto you to-morrow, as though ye i Paul, accused by Tertullis, 10 & Tere! would enquire something more perfectly con. for himself: 24 preacbeib Chrif 9 the fi cerning him: and we, or ever he come near, vernor and his wife: 27 be is left in prijs are ready kill him.

ND after five days Ananias the high lying in waii,he wentand entered into the care a certain orator naned Tertullus, who inform. tle, and told Paul.

ed the governor against Paul. 17 Then Paui calied one of the centurions 2 And when he was called forth, Tertullo unto bin, and said, Bring this young man unto began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that by the chiet captain: for ke hath a certain thing thee we enjoy great quietnels, and that very to tell him.

worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy 18 So he took him, and brought him to the providence, chief captain, and said, Paul the prisoner call. 3. We accept it always, and in all places, Od nje unio bin, and prayed me to bring this most noble Felix, with all thankfulnets. young man untó thce, who hath something to 4 Notwithstanding, that I be not further te. Tay unto thee.

dious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldet 19 Then the chief captain took him by the hear us of thy ciemency a tew words. hand, and went with him afide privately, and 5 for we have found this man c peftitest asked him, What is that thou hart to tell mc? fellow, and a mover of redition among all the

20 And he said, The Jews have agreed to Jews throughout the worid, and a ringleads defire thee, that thou woulde ft bring down of the seat of the Nazarenes: Paul to-morrow into the council, as though 6 Who alfo hath goue about to profanette they would enquire somewbat of him more temple; whom we took, and would have juu Ferfectly.

ed according to our law: 21 But do not thou yield unto them: for 7 But the chief captain Lyfias came upon there lie in wait for him of them more than us, and with great violence touk biwakaf forty men, which have bound themselves out of our hands, with an oath, that they will neither eat nor 8 Commanding his accufers to come un 3 drink till they have killed him: and now are thee: by examining of whom, lt; seli mayut they ready, looking for a promise trom thee. take knowledge of all these things wlercul we

22 So the chiet captain Iben let the young accuse him. nian cepart, and charged him, See tbou tell vo 9 And the Jews also affeated, saying, That man liat thou hast uewed these things to these things were so. one.

10 Then Paul, after that the governor ha

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