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CHAPTER XXIII.

The Fram's conspire ugurst frío.. 16 'And now, why tarriest thou? arise, and be the son of a Pharisee of the hope and resurrection baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the dearl I am called in question. of the Lord.

7 And when he had so said, there arose a dissenlovelo

17" And it came to pass, that when I was come sion between the Pharisees and the Sadducees : and
again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, the multitude was divided.
I was in a trance ;

8'For the Saddurees say that there is no resur- ! Mat. 22, 18 And saw him saying unto me, Make haste, and rection, neither angel nor spirit: but the Pharisees Mark 12, 14 th

get thee quickly out of Jerusalem : for they will not confess bath.
receive thv testimony concerning me.

9 6 And there arose a great cry: and the scribes
19 "And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned that were of the Pharisees' partarose, and strove, say-
and beat in every synagogue them that believed oning, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an 17, 18.& 2
thee:

angel hath spoken to him, let is not fight against God. 20“And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was 10 And when there arose a great dissension, the shed, I also was standing by, and consenting unto his chief captain, fearing lest Paul should have been death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him. pulled in pieces of them, commanded the soldiers

21 And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send to go down, and to take him by force from among 15.4 13,2 thee far bence, unto the Gentiles.

them, and to bring him into the castle. 22 19And they gave him audience unto this word, 11 I" And the night following, the Lord stood heb. 18, 4 and then lifted up their voices, and said, Away with by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul : for as such a fellow from the earth; for it is not fit that he thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou

3 Eph., &, should live. .

bear witness also at Rome. 23 And as they cried out, and cast off their clothes, 12 And when it was day, certain of the Jews i Mat. 26, 4 q chap. 21, and threw chust into the air,

{ banded together, and bound themselves under a ver.20, su
The chief captain commanded him to be curse, saying, that they would neither eat nor drink
brought into the castle, and bade that he should be till they had killed Paul.
examined by scourging; that he might know where- 13 And they were more than forty which had made
fore they cried so against him.

this conspiracy.
25 ’And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said 14 And they came to the chief priests and elders,
unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to and said, We have bound ourselves under a great
scourgea man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?{curse, that we willeat nothinguntil we have slain Paul.

26 When the centurion heard that, he went and 15 * Now therefore ye, with the council, signify k ch. 26, 8.
told the chief captain, saying, Take heed what thou to the chief captain that he bring him down unto you
doest : for this man is a Roman.

to-morrow, as though ye would inquire something
27 Then the chief captáin caine, and said unto more perfectly concerning him: and we, or ever he
him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? He said, Yea. come near, are ready to kill him.
28 And the chief captain answered, With a great

16 And when Paul's sister'sson heard of their lyingin
sum obtained I this freedom. And Paul said, But wait, he went and entered intothecastle,and told Paul.
I was free born.

17. Then Paul called one of the centurions unto 29 Then straightway they departed from him him, and said, Bring this young man unto the chief the part which should have || examined him: and the chief captain ; for he hath a certain thing to tell him.

captain also was afraid, after he knew that he was 18 So he took him, and brought him to the chief
a Roman, and because he had bound him.

captain, and said, Paul the prisoner called me unto
30 On the morrow, because he would have known him, and prayed me to bring this young man unto
the certainty wherefore he was accused of the Jews, thee, who hath something to say unto thce.
he loosed him from his bands, and commanded the 19 Then the chief captain took him by the hand,
chief jriests and all their council to appear, and and went with him aside privately, and asked him,
brought Paul down, and set him before them.

What is that thou hast to tell me ?
CHAPTER XXIII.

20 'And he said, The Jews have agreed to desire 1 verse 12
1 Paul pleadeth his cause ; 7 dissension among his accusers; thee that thou wouldest bring down Paul to-nioriow
10 he is again imprisoned; 23 be is sent to Felix the into the council, as though they wou!d inquire some-
governor.

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ND Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, 21 But do not thou yield unto them: for there lie

Men and brethren, I have lived in all good in wait for bim of them more than forty men, which a cura 2 Tim. 1, 3. conscience before God until this day.

have bound themselves || with an oath, that they will cor. Anathe 2 "And the high priest Ananias commanded them neither eat nor drink till they have killed him: and mainan, ho Kings that stood by him to smite him on the mouth. now are they ready, looking for a promise from thee. warm theo

3° Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite 22 So the chief captain then let the young man curse before Lev. 19, thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me depart, and charged him, See thou tell no man that did not

after the law, and commandest me to be smittenthou hast shewed these things to me. 9. & 25, 12. contrary to the law ?

23 And he called unto him two centurions, saying, Mar. 26, 74 4 And they that stood by, said, Revilest thou Make ready two hundred soldiers to go to Cesarea, yor, God's high priest?

and horsemen threescore and ten, and I spearmen archer, 5 4 Then said Paul, I wist vot, brethren, that he two hundred, at the third hour of the night; 2.Pet. 2, 10. was the high priest : for it is written, Thou shalt not 24 And provide them beasts, that they may set take with speak evil of the ruler of thy people.

Paul on, and bring him safe unto Felix the governor. hard. Link 6 • But when Paul perceived that the one part 25 And he wrote a letter after this manner: 6. & 28, 20 were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out 26 Claudius Lysias unto the most excellent gor- ohnt them in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, Sernor Felix sendeth greeting,

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He answereth for himself. 27 " This man was taken of the Jews, and should 13 Neither can they prove the things whereof have been killed of them: then came I with an army, they now accuse me.

and rescued him, having understood that he was a 14 'But this I confess unto thee, that after the de 23, 10, 23. Roman.

way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of d5, 30. 27 28 "And when I would have known the cause my fathers, believing all things which are written in 22,2 wherefore they accused him, I brought him forth the law and the prophets ; into their council :

15 And have hope toward God, which they them29.Whom I perceived to be accused of questions selves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection on 5, 23 of their law, but to have nothing laid to his charge of the dead, both of the just and unjust. worthy of death or of bonds.

16 And herein do l exercise myself, to have 28, 20. 30 P And when it was told me, how that the Jews always a conscience void of offence toward God and 5 ch. 23,1, laid wait for the man, I sent straightway to thee, and toward men. gave commandment to his accusers also, to say before 17 'Now after many years, I came to bring alms Tina thee what they had against him. Farewell. to my nation, and offerings.

31 1 Then the soldiers, as it was commanded them, 18 Whereupon certain Jews from Asia found me *ch. 11, 29. took Paul, and brought him by night to Antipatris. purified in the temple, neither with multitude, nor Gal. 2, 10.

32 On the morrow they left the horsemen to go with tumult: with him, and returned to the castle:

19 Who ought to have been here before thee, and (h. 21, 25, 33 Who, when they came to Cesarea, and deliv-ohject, if they had aught against me.

ered the epistle to the governor, presented Paul also 20 Or else let these same here say, if they have chose 9 ch. 24, 1. before him.

found any evil-doing in me, while I stood before the 34 And when the governor had read the letter, he council; siquifieth a askerl of what province he was. And when he under- 21 * Except it be for this one voice, that I cried chance The supreme stood that he was of Cilicia;

standing among them, Touching the resurrection of & 28, 20 359) will hear thee, said he, when thine accusers the dead, I am called in question by you this day. also come.

And he commanded him to be kept 22 1 And when Felix heard these things, having Wareh, . in Herod's || judgment-hall. ll

more perfect knowledge of that way,he deferred them, CHAPTER XXIV.

and said, When Lysias the chief captain shall come 1 Tertullus accuseth Paul; 10 he answereth for himself; 24 down, I will know the uttermost of your matter.

preacheth Christ to the governor and his wile; 27 is left in 23. And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, she 928 prison.

and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid AND after five days, Ananias the high priest none of hisacquaintance to minister or comeuntohim.

descended elders, with a certain 24 Felix
orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for
against Paul.

Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ 2 And when he was called forth, Tertullus began 25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperto accuse him, saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy ance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done answered, Go thy way for this time; when l'have unto this nation by thy providence,

a convenient season, I will call for thee.
3 We accept it always, and in all places, most 26 He hoped also that money should have been
noble Felix, with all thankfulness.

given him of Paul, that he might loose bim: wherefore 4 Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedions he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him. unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of 27 °But after two years, Porcius Festus came into thy clemency a few words.

Felix' room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews & 25, 9, 14. 5 'For we have found this man a † pestilent fel- a pleasure, left Paul bound. & 21, 22. o low, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews

CHAPTER XXV.
Gr. a pes, throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of 2 The Jews accuse Paul before Festus ; 8 he answereth for him-
Kinge 18 the Nazarenes:

self, and appealeth unto Cesar, &c.
6 Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: NOW when Festus was come into the

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after three days Cesarea to our law.

Jerusalem. 7 But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and 2 « Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews ch. 24, 1.

with great viclence took him away out of our hands, { informed him against Paul, and besought him, cch: WJO. 8 Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: 3 And desired favour against him, that he would.bch. A, 16

by examining of whom, thyself mayest take knowl- send for him to Jerusalem., laying wait in the way to
edge of all these things whereof we accuse him., kill him.

9 And the Jews also assented, saying that these 4 But Festus answered, that Paul should be kept
things were so.

at Cesarea, and that he himself would depart shortly 10 I Then Paul, after that the governor had beck-š thither. oned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I 5 Let them therefore, said he, which among you know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto are able, go down with me, and accuse this man, if this uation, I do the morecheerfullyanswer for myself: there be any wickedness in him.

11 Because that thou mayest understand, that 6 And when he had tarried among them more than
there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jeru- ten days, he went down unto Cesarea ; and the next
salem for to worship.

day sitting in the judgment-seat, commanded Paul
12 And they neither found me in the temple dis-to be brought.
puting with any man, neither raising up the people, 7 And when he was come, the Jews which came
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CHAPTER XXVI.

declareth his life before Agrippa. many and grievous complaints against Paul, which 27 For it seemeth to me unreasonable, to send a they could not prove ;

prisoner, and not withal to signify the crimes laid 8 While he answered for himself, Neither against against him. 12 the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor

CHAPTER XXVI. &** yet against Cesar, have I offended any thing at all. { 1 Paul, before Agrippa, declareth his life, 12 and his wonder9 But Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure,

ful conversion, &c. answered Paul, and said, Wilt thou go up to Jerusa- THEN

Agrippa said unto Pahl, Thousare era there of

mitted for thyself. Then Paul stretched 10 Then said Paul, I stand at Cesar's judgment-forth the hand, and answered for himself: seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have 2 I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I I done no wrong, as thou very well knowest. shall answer for myself this day before thee, touching

11 4 For if I be an offender, or have committed all the things whereof I am accused of the Jews: any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die; but if}. 3 Especially, because I know thee to be † expert Gr. a there be none of these things whereof these accuse in all customs and questions which are among the me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal Jews: wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently, 1 Cor. 13, 7. unto Cesar.

4 My manner of life from my youth, which was a ch. 22, 3. 12 1 Then Festus, when he had conferred with the at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, Phil. 3, s. council, answered, Hast thou appealed unto Cesar ? {know all the Jews; unto Cesar shalt thou

5 . Which knew me from the beginning, if they dem 18. 13 And after certain days, king Agrippa, and Ber-would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our 13.00 nice came into Cesarea, to salute Festus.

religion, I lived a Pharisee. 14 ° And when they had been there many days,

6 And now I stand and am judged for the hope s.152, Festus declared Paul's cause unto the king, saying, of the promise made of God unto our fathers : There is a certain man left in bonds by Felix: 7.Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly & 10, 10.

15 'About whom, when I was at Jerusalem, the serving God day and night, hope to come. For which Jer. 23, 5. chief priests and the elders of the Jews informed me, şhope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews. Ezek.si,23. desiring to have judgment against him.

8 Why should it be thought a thing incredible Dan. 3, 21. 16 % To whom I answered, It is not the manner with you, that God should raise the dead? of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that 947 verily thought with myself, that I ought to changed he which is accused have the accusers face to face, do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of 3 x 13, and have license to answer for himself concerning Nazareth. the crime laid against him.

10 Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many Ronis

, & 17 Therefore when they were come hither, with-of the saints did I shut up in prison, baving received Gal. 3,16 out any delay, on the morrow I sat on the judgment authority from the chief priests, and when they seat, and commanded the man to be brought forth ; were put to death, I gave my voice against them.

I 18 Against whom, when the accusers stood up, 11 And I punished them oft in every synagogue, they brought none accusation of such things as I and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceeded that 7, 58. supposed :

ingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto , 14.4 19 But had certain questions against him of their strange cities. own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, 12 Whereupon as I went to Damascus, with Gal. 1, 13. whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

authority and commission from the chief priests : 20 And because I doubted of such manner of ques- 13 At mid-day, Oking, I saw in the way a light e Luke 12, tions, I asked him whether he would go to Jerusa- } from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining ng 2 lem, and there be judged of these matters.

round about me and them which journeyed with me. 226. 21 But when Paul had appealed to be reserved} 14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I unto the hearing of Augustus, I commanded him to heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the 17. & 13, 2, be kept till I might send him to Cesar. Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou & 22, 10

. 22 Then Agrippa said unto Festus, I would also me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. Pr. 12, 2 hear the man myself. To-morrow, said he, thou 15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord ? And he said, g Isa. 35, 5 shalt hear him.

I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. 23 I And on the morrow, when Agrippa was come, 16 'But rise, and stand upen thy feet: for I have &F11 pe much and Bernice, with † great pomp, and was entered into appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a $2,50 Ecd., the place of hearing, with the chief captains, and minister and a witness both of these things which 23,19.& 1 Pet: 1,24: principal men of the city, at Festus' commandment thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I Paul was brought forth.

will appear unto thee; 24 And Festus said, King Agrippa, and all men 17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Eph 2, 18. which are here present with us, ye see this man, Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee; about whom all the multitude of the Jews have dealt 18 . To open their eyes, and to turn them from iThek.si, . with me, both at Jerusalem, and also here, crying darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto that he ought not to live any longer.

God; that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and 1 Isa. 60, 5.
25 " But when I found that he had committed inheritance among them which are sanctified, by chap. 16, 9
nothing worthy of death, and that he himself hath faith that is in me.
appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him. 19 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not diso- , *

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voyage towards Rome. 21 For these causes the Jews caught me in the 11 Nevertheless, the centurion believed the mas10 INI temple, and went about to kill me.

Ster and the owner of the ship, more than those things 22' Having therefore obtained help of God, I which were spoken by Paul. 2,8continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and 12 And because the haven was not commodious

great, saying none other things than those which to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence ! Luke 24, the prophets and Moses did say should come : also, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, 23 - That Christ should suffer, and that he should and there to winter ; which is a haven of Crete, and

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, 7, be the first that should rise from the dead, and should } lieth toward the south-west and north-west. 19. 42, 6. d shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles. 13 And when the south wind blew sostly, sup

21 And as he thus spake for himself, Festus posing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing Dan. 9; 26. said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; thence, they sailed close by Crete. Lake 2, 32. much leuning doth make thee mad.

14 But not long after, there arose against it ta Gr.ch 25 But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus, tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon. but speak forth the words of truth and soberness. 15 And when the ship was caught, and could not Ecchini,

26. For the king knoweth of these things, before bear up into the wind, we let her drive.

whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that 16 And running under a certain island which is Alohn 10, none of these things are hidden from him ; for this called Clauda, we had much work to come by the 1 Cor. 1, 23. thing was not done in a corner.

boat: 27 King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets ? I 17 Which when they had taken up, they used helps, lohn 18, know that thou believest.

undergirding the ship; and fearing lest they should fall
28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou into the quicksands, strake sail, and so were driven.
persuadest me to be a Christian.

18 And we being exceedingly tossed with a tem-
29 P And Paul said, I would to God that not only pest, the next day they lightened the ship;
thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both 19 And the third day we cast out with our own
almost, and altogether such as I am, except these hands the tackling of the ship.
bonds.

20 And when neither sun nor stars in many days
30 1'And when he had thus spoken, the king rose appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope
up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat that we should be saved was then taken away.
with them.

21 1 But after long abstinence, Paul stood forth in
31 'And when they were gone aside, they talked the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have
between themselves, saying, This man doeth nothing hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete,
worthy of death or of bonds

and to have gained this harm and loss.
32 Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man 22 And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for
might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed there shall be no loss of any man's life among you,
unto Cesar.

but of the ship.
CHAPTER XXVII.

234 For there stood by me this night the angel of a Rom. 1,3 1 Paul, shipping towards Rome, 10 foretelleth the danger of the God, whose l am, and whom I

serve, voyage, but is not believed, &c.

24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought Gen. 18 A Dowlanen i was determined that we should fail before Cesith rand, lo, God hath given thee all them ana, ni

into Italy, they other that sail thee. prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Au- 25'Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer; for I believe (Luke 1, gustus' band.

God, that it shall be even as it was told me. 2 And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we 26% How beit, we must be cast upon a certain island. Rom... 2 Cor. iilaunched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia ; one 27 But when the fourteenth night was come, as

Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being we were driven up and down in Adria, about mid-
with us.

night the shipmen deemed that they drew near to
3° And the next day we touched at Sidon. And some country:
21. & 28, 16 Junius courteously entreated Paul, and gave him 28 And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms: and

liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself. when they had gone a little further, they sounded

4. Ånd when we had launched from thence, we again, and found it fifteen fathoms.
sailed under Cyprus,because thewinds werecontrary. 29 Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon

5 And when we had sailed over the sea of Cilicia rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and
and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia. wished for the day.

6 And there the centurion found a ship of Alexan- 30 And as the shipmen were about to fee out of the dria sailing into Italy; and he put us therein. ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea,

7 And when we had sailed slowly many days, and under colour as though they would have fcast anchors Gerece scarce were come over against Cnidus, the wind not out of the foreship, suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over against 31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, isa. 31, 21

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Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.
8 And hardly passing it, came unto a place which 32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat,
is called, The Fair Havens; nigh whereunto was the and let her fall off.
city of Lasea.

33 And while the day was coming on, Paul be- That is 9 I Now when much time was spent, and when sought them all to take meat, saying, This day is the very little one sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now fourteenth day that ye have tarried, and continued ordinary already past, Paul admonished them;

fasting, having || taken nothing. 10 And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this 34 Wherefore I pray you to take some meat; for i Mat. 12 voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only this is for your health : for there shall not a hair fall uke 127. of the lading and ship, but also of our lives. { from the head of any of you.

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He preucheth a Rome 35 * And when he had thus spoken, he took 12 And landing at Syracuse, we tarried there bread, and gave thanks to God

thanks to God in presence of them three days. all : and when he had broken it, he began to eat. 13 And from thence we fetched a compass, and

36 Then were they all of good cheer, and they came to Rhegium: and after one day the south wind Mat, 15, 36. also took some meat.

blew, and we came the next day to Puteoli: 37 'And we were in all in the ship, two hundred 14 Where we found brethren, and were desired to threyscore and sixteen souls.

tarry with them seven days: and so we went toward 38 And when they had eaten enough, they light-{ Rome. pec . 3, za: ened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea, 15 And from thence, when the brethren heard of

39 * And when it was day, they knew not the us, they came to meet us as far as Appii Forum, and land: but they discovered a certain creek with a the Three Taverns: whom when Paul saw, he shore, into the which they were minded, if it were thanked God, and took courage.

possible, to thrust in the ship. cophone

16 % And when we came to Rome, the centurion 40 And when they had taken up the anchors, they delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard : committed themselves unto the sea, and loosed the but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself, with a

rudder-bands, and hoised up the mainsail to the wind, soldier that kept him. X2 and made toward shore.

17 "And it came to pass, that after three days 1 ch. 21 33. 41 " And falling into a place where two seas met, Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and when 14.23, they ran the ship aground ; and the fore part stuck they were come together, he said unto them, Men fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder parts and brethren, though I have committed nothing was broken with the violence of the waves. against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet

42 And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the pris-was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the oners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape.} hands of the Roinans :

43 But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept 18 : Who, when they had examined me, would i ch. 22. 24. them from their purpose ; and commanded that they have let me go, because there was no cause of death & 24como which could swim should cast themselves first into in me. the sea, and get to land :

19 kBut when the Jews spake against it, I was k cb. 25, 11 44 And the rest, some on boards, and some on bro-constrained to appeal unto Cesar; not that I had ken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass, that aught to accuse my nation of. they escaped all safe to laud.

20'For this cause therefore have I called for you, ch. 23, 6. CHAPTER XXVIII.

to see you, and to speak with you : because that for 2.6, 7, 2: i Paul and company entertained by the barbarians : 8 he heal-} the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain. eth many in the island, &c.

21 And they said unto him, We neither received 29 ND when they were escaped, then they knew letters out of Judea concerning thee, neither any of that the island was called Melita.

the brethren that came, shewed or spake any harm 2 "And the barbarous people shewed us no little of thee. 1 Cor. 14, kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us 22 "But we desire to hear of thee what thou in Luke 2 COLS, 11. every one, because of the present rain, and because thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know of the cold.

every where it is spoken against. 3 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, 23 "And when they had appointed him aday, there u Luke 24. and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of came many to him into his lodging; to whom he ex- ch. 13, 27. & the heat, and fastened on his hand.

poundcuand testified the kingdom of God,persuading 4 And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, hang on his hand, they said among themselves, Nos and out of the prophets, from morning till evening. doubt this man is a murderer,whom, though he hath 21° And some believer the things which were o ch.144 escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live. spoken, and some believed not.

5. And he shook off the beast into the fire, and 25 Aud when they agreed rot among themselves, Luke 10,19. felt no harm.

they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word; 6 Howbeit they looked when he should have > Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet swoller, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after unto our fathers, they had looked a great while, and saw no harm 26 P Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hear- 51,6 come to him, they changed their minds, and said ing, ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and Ezek. 12.2 that he was a god.

secing ye shall see, and not perceive:

, 7 In the same quarters were possessions of the chief 27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and on 12.40 man of the island, whose name was Publius; who their cars are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they Rom. 11, 2 received us, and lodged us three days courteously. closed ; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear

8 ° And it came to pass, that the father of Publius with their ears, and understand with their heart, and lay sick of a fever, and of a bloody flux: to whom should be converted, and I should heal them. Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on 28 9 Be it known therefore unto you, that the sal- qtuke 34, him, and healed him.

vation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that siap. 13.54 I So when this was done, others also, which had they will hear it. diseases in the island, came, and were healed :

29 And when he had said these words, the Jews 10 Who also honoured us with many honours : departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.

and when we departed, they' laded us with such 30 1 And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own cor, lint things as were necessary.

hired house, and received all that came in unto him, is, Jupiter's 11 And after three months we departed in a ship 31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching Sami of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, 1 Cor. 8, 4 sigui was † Castor and Pollux.

with all confidence, no man forbidding him.

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