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worshiper of the great Diana *, and of the image which 36 fell down from Jupiter ? Since therefore these things

cannot be spoken against, ye ought to be quiet, and to 37 do nothing rashly. For ye have brought hither these

men, that are neither robbers of temples, nor blasphe38 mers of your goddess. Wherefore if Demetrius, and the

workmen that are with him, have a matter against any

man, court-days are kept, and there are deputies to give 39 judgement : let them summon one another. But if

ye inquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall be 40 determined in a lawful assembly. For we are in danger

of being called in question for this day's disturbance:

there being no cause by which we may give an account 41 of this concourse." And when he had thus spoken, he

dismissed the assembly. Ch. xx. And after the disturbance ceased, Paul called to him

the disciples, and took leave of them, and departed to go 2 into Macedonia. And when he had gone over those parts,

and had given them much exhortation, he came into 3 Greece. And after he had continued three months, the

Jews having lain in wait for him as he was about to sail

into Syria, he determined to return through Macedonia, 4 And Sopater, the son of Pyrrhus *, a Berean, accom

panied him as far as to Asia ; but Aristarchus and Secun

dus, 'of the Thessalonians, and Gaius, of Derbè, and 5 Timothy, and Tychicus and Trophimus of Asia, these 6 went before and waited for us at Troas. And we sailed

away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and came to them at Troas in five days; where we abode seven days. 7 And on the first day of the week, when we had assembled to break bread, Paul discoursed to the disciples, being to depart on the morrow; and continued his discourse until

* the great goddess Diana, R. T.
† “ the son of Pyrrhus,” these words are wanting in R. T.

8 midnight. And there were many lamps in the upper room, 9 where we were assembled. Now a certain young man,

named Eutychus, sat in a window, having fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul discoursed a long time, he sank

down with sleep, and fell to the ground from the third 10 story, and was taken up dead. Then Paul went down,

and fell on him, and embraced him, and said, « Trouble 11 not yourselves; for his life is in him.” And when Paul

was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten,

and conversed a long time, even till break of day, he then 12 departed. Now they brought the young man alive; and

were not a little comforted. 13 And we went before to the ship, and sailed to Assos,

there intending to take in Paul: for so he had appointed, 14 intending himself to go by land. And when he came

up with us, at Assos, we took him in, and came to Mi15 tylenè. And we sailed thence, and arrived the next day

over against Chios; and the following day we touched at

Samos; and, having remained at Trogyllium, on the day 16 after we came to Miletus. For Paul had determined to

sail by Ephesus, that he might not pass much time in Asia : for he hastened, if it were possible for him, to be

at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost. 17 And from Miletus Paul sent to Ephesus, and called to 18 him the elders of the church. And, when they came to

him, he said unto them, “ Ye know, from the first day

since I came into Asia, in what manner I have conducted 19 myself with you the whole time; serving the Lord with

all humility of mind, and with tears *, and trials which 20 befel me by the lyings in wait of the Jews: and that I

have not kept back any thing which was profitable to you;

but have shewn it to you, and have taught you, publicly 21 and from house to house; announcing both to Jews and

to Greeks repentance toward God, and faith toward ous Lord Jesus Christ.

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* with many tears, R.T.

22 “And now, behold, I go to Jerusalem, to be bound,

according to the spirit *; not knowing the things which 23 will befal me there, except that the holy spirit witnesseth

to me in every city, saying that bonds and alfiictions 24 await me. But I make no account of any thing, nor do

I regard my life as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course (with joy], and the ministry which I have re

ceived from the Lord Jesus, to declare the gracious gos25 pel of God. And now, behold, I know that ye all,

among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom [of 26 God], will see my face no more.

Wherefore I declare to you this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. 27 For I have kept nothing back, but have shewn † you all

the counsel of God. 28 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the

flock among whom the holy spirit hath made you over

seers, to feed the church of the Lord I, which he hath 29 purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that

after my departure g grievous wolves will enter in among 30 you, not sparing the flock. From among your own

selves also men will arise, speaking perverse things, to 31 draw away disciples after them. Watch therefore, and

remember that for three years, night and day, I ceased

not to admonish every one with tears. 32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to

the word of his gracell, which is able to edify you, and

* I feel myself forced in my mind to go unto Jerusalem. Wakefield. Vinctus spi-
ritu, i. e. coactus, impulsus. Kypke.
+ Or, I used no subterfuge, so as not to declare unto you.

The received text reads “God," upon the authority of no manuscript of note or
value, nor of any version but the modern copies of the Vulgate. The Ethiopic uses an
ambiguous expression, but this version is avowedly corrupted from the Vulgate ; and
particularly in this book. See Marsh's Michaelis, vol. ii. p. 96. The word “Lord” is
supported by all the most ancient and valuable manuscripts, whether of the Alex.
andrian or the Western edition, by the Coptic, Syriac, and other ancient versions, and
by citations from the early ecclesiastical writers. See Griesbach's excellent note upon
this text in his second edition.
departing, N.

|| his gracious word, N. Y

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to give you an inheritance among all those that are sancti33 fied. I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or appa34 rel. Ye yourselves know that these hands have ministered 35 to my necessities, and to those that were with me. I have

shewn you in all things, that by so labouring ye ought to assist the infirm, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he said, “ It is more happy to give than to

receive." 36 And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and 37 prayed with them all. And they all wept much, and fel 38 on Paul's neck, and kissed him ; sorrowing most for the

words which he had spoken, that they were to see his face

no more. And they conducted him on his way to the ship. CH. XX1. And it came to pass that, after we had separated

ourselves from them, and had sailed, we came with a

straight course to Coos, and the day following to Rhodes, 2 and thence to Patara. And having found a ship sailing 3 over to Phenicia, we went on board, and loosed. Now

when we had discovered Cyprus, and had passed by it

on the left hand, we sailed into Syria, and landed at 4 Tyre: for there the ship was to unload her burthen. And

having met with disciples, we remained there seven days:

and these said to Paul by the spirit, that he should not 5 go up to Jerusalem. And when we had completed those

days, we went out and departed *, and they all conducted us on our way, with their wives and children, till we were

out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and 6 prayed. And when we had taken leave of one another,

we went into the ship; and they returned to their home. 7 And when we had finished our course, from Tyre we

came to Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren, and re8 mained with them one day: and on the morrow we † de

parted, and came to Cæsarea ; and we entered into the house of Philip the Evangelist, that was one of the seven

* we departed on our way, Wakefield.
† we that were of Paul's company, R. T.

9 deacons, and remained with him. And this man had four

daughters, virgins, who prophesied. 10 And as we continued there many days, a certain pro11 phet, named Agabus, came down from Judea : and when

he came to us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, “ Thus saith the holy spirit:

So the Jews at Jerusalem will bind the man that owneth

this girdle, and will deliver him into the hands of the gen12 tiles.' And when we heard these things, both we, and

those of that place, besought him not to go up to Jeru.. 13 salem. Then Paul answered, “What mean ye by weep

ing and breaking mine heart? for I am ready not to be

bound only, but to die also, at Jerusalem, for the name 14 of the Lord Jesus.” And when he would not be

persuaded, we ceased ; saying, “ The will of the Lord * be

done." 15 And after those days we took our baggage, and went 16 up to Jerusalem. Some disciples also of Cæsarea went

with us; bringing with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an 17 early disciple, with whom we might lodge. And, when

we were come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us 18 gladly. And the day following Paul went in with us to 19 James; and all the elders were present. And when he

had greeted them, he declared particularly what things

God had wrought among the gentiles by his ministry. 20 And when they heard it, they glorified Godt, and said

unto Paul I, “Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of

Jews there are who believe; and they are all zealous of 21 the law. And they have been informed concerning thee, that thou teachest all the Jews that are among the

gentiles to forsake Moses; saying that they ought not to cir

cumcise their children, nor to walk according to our 22 customs 5. What therefore should be done? The mul

* Or, of God. 2 MSS. 2 Verss. N. m. t the Lord, N. See Griesbacka. I him, N. See Wakefield.

Or, the customs of our fathers. See Symonds, p. 136,

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