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27 King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest.

28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.

29 And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.

30 And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them :

31 And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man doeth nothing 'worthy of death or of bonds.

32 Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed unto Cæsar.

CHAP. XXVII. 1 Paul shipping toward Rome, 10 foretelleth of the danger of the

voyage, 11 but is not believed: 14 they are tossed to and fro with tempest, 41 and suffer shipwreck, 22, 34, 44 yet all come safe to land.

AND when it was deterinined that we sliould sail into a Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus' band.

2 And entering into a ship of Adramyttium,

JAMES, i. 23, 24: For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

k I Cor. vii. 7 : I would that all men were even as I myself.

I Acts, xxiii. 29: Whom I perceived to be accused of questions of their law, but to have nothing laid to his charge worthy of death or of bonds. See on Acts, xxiii. 9. mActs, xxv. 11.

CHAP. XXVII. Acts, xxv. 12, 25: Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered, Hast thou appealed unto Cæsar? Unto Cæsar shalt thou go. But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him.


we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia ; one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being' with us.

3 And the next day we touched at? Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated Paul, and gave him liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself.

4 And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary

5 And when we had sailed over the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia.

6 And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing 3 into Italy; and he put us therein.

7 And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come over against Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over against 5 Salmone;

8 And, hardly passing it, came unto a place which is called The fair havens ; nigh whereunto was the city of Lasea.

9 Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast* was now already past, Paul admonished them,

10 And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of thelading and ship, but also of our lives.

11 Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.

continuing. Rh. 2 came to. Han. 3 ready to sail. Co, Ma. Candy. A. V. Bby. Pu. * The fast was on the tenth day of the seventh month. Lev. xxii, 27, 29. injury. A. V. ?pilot. Wh.

b See on Acts, xix. 29. See on Acts, xxiv. 23.



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12 And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, and there to winter; which is an haven of Crete,' and lieth toward the south west and north west."

13 And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete, li

14. But not long after there arose against it a 'tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.13

15. And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive.

16 And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat : 14

17 Which when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing lest they should fall into the quicksands, strake sail, 15 and so were driven. 18 And we being exceedingly

being exceedingly " tossed with a tempest, the next day they lightened the ship;

19 And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship. 20 And when neither sun nor stars in

many 8 many took counsel. Cr. Gen. 'Candy. Co. Ma, Cr. Gen. 30 north west and by west. Gen. past all Candy. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. A. V. 13 out of the north east. Ma. Cr. 14 and were scarce able to get the boat. Pu. 15 let down the vessel. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Gen. Rh.

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d Ver. 7.
e Ver. 21.

Ps. cvii. 25 : For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.

& Ver. 41. Ps. cvii. 27 : They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.

Job, ii. 4: All that a man hath will he give for his life. JONAH, i. 5: Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them.

days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved

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21 But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have 'loosed from Crete,1; and to have gained 18 this barm 19 and loss.

22 And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of


man's life among you, but of the ship.

23 For there stood by me this night the angel 20 of God, Pwhose I am, and whom I serve, 10 that we should escape. Cr. 17 Candy. Co. Bi. Gen.

18 so have avoided. We. 9 injury.We. 20 an angel. Rh. Pu. * Ver. 10. Ver. 13.

Job, xxii. 29 : When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person. Ps. cxii. 7: He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD. 2 Cor. iv. 8,9: We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair ; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed.

Acts, xxiii. 11: And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul : "for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.

• Heb. i. 14: Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation ?

p Deut. xxxii. 9 : For the Lord's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance. Ps. cxxxv. 4: For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure. Isa. xliv. 5: One shall say, I am the LORD's; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the LORD, and surname himself by the name of Israel. MAL. iii. 17: And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man his own son that serveth him. John, xvii. 9, 10: I them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and

spareth pray


24 Saying,
Fear not,

Paul ;

thou must be brought before Cæsar : and, lo, God hath "given thee all them that sail with thee.

25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer : for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me. thine are mine ; and I am glorified in them. . 1 Cor. vi. 20: For ye are bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. i øer. ii. 9, 10 : But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God : which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained

mercy. . 9 Ps. cxvi. 16: 0 LORD, truly I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed


bonds. Isa. xliv. 21: Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant : I have formed thee; thou art my servant: 0 Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me. Dan. ii. 17: If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. do. vi. 16: Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee. Rom. i. 9 : God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the Gospel of his Son. 2 Tim. i. 3: I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with

pure conscience.

"Gen. xviii. 26 : If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes. do. xix. 21, 22: See, I have accepted thee [Lot] concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken. Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. do. xxx. 27 : I have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake. do. xxxix. 5: The Lord blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake.

* LUKE, i. 45: Blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. John, iv. 50: The man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him. Rom. iv. 20, 21: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; and being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. 2 Tim.i. 12: I know whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he

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