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selves, and blasphemed, he shook feast that cometh in Jerusalem : his raiment, and said unto them, but I will return again unto you, Your blood be upon your own

if God will. And he sailed from heads; I am clean: from hence- Ephesus. And when he had landforth I will go unto the Gentiles. ed at Casarea, and gone up, and And he departed thence, and en- saluted the church, he went down tered into a certain man's house, to Antioch. And after he had named Justus, one that worship- spent some time there, he departed, ped God, whose house joined hard and went over all the country of to the synagogue. And Crispus, Galatia and Phrygia in order, the chief ruler of the synagogue, strengthening all the disciples. believed on the Lord with all his And a certain Jew named Apolhouse; and many of the Corin- los, born at Alexandria, an elothians hearing believed, and were quent man, and mighty in the baptized. Then spake the Lord scriptures, came to Ephesus. This to Paul in the night by a vision, man was instructed in the way Be not afraid, but speak, and of the Lord; and being fervent in hold not thy peace: for I am with the spirit, he spake and taught thee, and no man shall set on diligently the things of the Lord, thee to hurt thee: for I have knowing only the baptism of John. much people in this city. And he And he began to speak boldly in continued there a year and six the synagogue: whom when Amonths, teaching the word of God quila and Priscilla had heard, they among them. And when Gallio took him unto them, and expoundwas the deputy of Achaia, the ed unto him the way of God more Jews made insurrection with one perfectly. And when he was disaccord against Paul, and brought posed to pass into Achaia, the him to the judgment seat, say- brethren wrote, exhorting the dising, This fellow persuadeth men ciples to receive him: who, when to worship God contrary to the he was come, helped them much law. And when Paul was now which had believed through grace: about to open his mouth, Gallio for he mightily convinced the said unto the Jews, If it were a Jews, and that publickly, shewmatter of wrong or wicked lewd- ing by the scriptures that Jesus ness, Oye Jews, reason would was Christ. that I should bear with you: but

CHAP. XIX. if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look ye

April 22, August 21, Dec. 19. to it; for I will be no judge of Whit-Sunday, Evening, to ver. 21. such matters. And he drave then Anbileta came tas passo rihat:

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Apollos at Corinth, the Greeks took Sosthenes, the Paul having passed through the chief ruler of the synagogue, and upper coasts came to Ephesus: beat him before the judgment seat. and finding certain disciples, he And Gallio cared for none of those said unto them, Have ye received things. And Paul after this tar- the Holy Ghost since ye believed ? ried there yet a good while, and And they said unto him, We have then took his leave of the bre- not so much as heard whether thren, and sailed thence into Sy- there be any Holy Ghost. And he ria, and with him Priscilla and said unto them, Unto what then Aquila; having shorn his head in were ye baptized ? And they said, Cenchrea: for he had a vow. And Unto John's baptism. Then said he came to Ephesus, and left Paul, John verily baptized with them there: but he himself en- the baptism of repentance, saying tered into the synagogue, and unto the people, that they should reasoned with the Jews. When believe on him which should come they desired him to tarry longer after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. time with them, he consented not; When they heard this, they were but bade them farewell, saying, baptized in the name of the Lord I must by all means keep this Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy salem, saying, After I have been Ghost came on them; and they there, I must also see Rome. So he spake with tongues, and prophe- sent into Macedonia two of them sied. And all the men were about that ministered unto him, Timotwelve. And he went into the theus and Erastus; but he himself synagogue, and spake boldly for stayed in Asia for a season. And the space of three months, dis- the same time there arose no small puting and persuading the things stir about that way. For a certain concerning the kingdom of God. man named Demetrius, a silverBut when divers were hardened, smith, which made silver shrines and believed not, but spake evil for Diana, brought no small gain of that way before the multitude, unto the craftsmen ; whom he he departed from them, and sepa- called together with the workmen rated the disciples, disputing daily of like occupation, and said, Sirs, in the school of one Tyrannus. ye know that by this craft we have And this continued by the space our wealth. Moreover ye see and of two years; so that all they hear, that not alone at Ephesus, which dwelt in Asia heard the but almost throughout all Asia, word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews this Paul hath persuaded and and Greeks. And God wrought turned away much people, saying special miracles by the hands of that they be no gods, which are Paul: so that from his body were made with hands : so that not only brought unto the sick handker- this our craft is in danger to be chiefy or aprons, and the diseases set at nought; but also that the departed from them, and the evil temple of the great goddess Diana spirits went out of them. Then should be despised, and her magcertain of the vagabond Jews, nificence should be destroyed, exorcists, took upon them to call whom all Asia and the world worover them which had evil spirits shippeth. And when they heard the name of the Lord Jesus, say- these sayings, they were full of ing, We adjure you by Jesus wrath, and cried out, saying, whom Paul preacheth. And there Great is Diana of the Ephesians. were seven sons of one Sceva, a And the whole city was filled with Jew, and chief of the priests, confusion : and having caught which did so. And the evil spirit Gaius and Aristarchus, men of answered and said, Jesus I know, Macedonia, Paul's companions in and Paul I know; but who are travel, they rushed with one acye? And the man in whom the cord into the theatre. And when evil spirit was leaped on them, Paul would have entered in unto and overcame them, and prevailed the people, the disciples suffered against them, so that they fled out him not. And certain of the chief of that house naked and wounded. of Asia, which were his friends, And this was known to all the sent unto him, desiring him that Jews and Greeks also dwelling at he would not adventure himself Ephesus; and fear fell on them into the theatre. Some therefore all, and the name of the Lord cried one thing, and some anoJesus was magnified. And many ther: for the assembly was conthat believed came, and confessed, fused; and the more part knew and shewed their deeds. Many of not wherefore they were come tothem also which used curious arts gether. And they drew Alexander brought their books together, and out of the multitude, the Jews burned them before all men: and putting him forward. And Alexthey counted the price of them, ander beckoned with the hand, and found it fifty thousand pieces and would have made his defence of silver. So mightily grew the unto the people. But when they word of God and prevailed.

knew that he was a Jew, all with Ver. 21. After these things were one voice about the space of two ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, hours cried out, Great is Diana when he had passed through Ma- of the Ephesians. And when the cedonia and Achaia, to go to Jeru- townclerk had appeased the peo

ple, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, midnight. And there were many what man is there that knoweth lights in the upper chamber, not how that the city of the E- where they were gathered togephesians is a worshipper of the ther. And there sat in a window great goddess Diana, and of the a certain young man named Euimage which fell down from Ju- tychus, being fallen into a deep piter? Seeing then that these sleep: and as Paul was long things cannot be spoken against, preaching, he sunk down with ye ought to be quiet, and to do sleep, and fell down from the nothing rashly. For ye have third loft, and was taken up dead. brought hither these men, which And Paul went down, and fell are neither robbers of churches, on him, and embracing him said, nor yet blasphemers of your god- Trouble not yourselves; for his dess. Wherefore if Demetrius, life is in him. When he therefore and the craftsmen which are with was come up again, and had brohim, have a matter against any ken bread, and eaten, and talked man, the law is open, and there a long while, even till break of are deputies : let them implead day, so he departed. And they one another. But if ye enquire brought the young man alive, and any thing concerning other mat- were not a little comforted. And ters, it shall be determined in a we went before to ship, and saillawful assembly. For we are in ed unto Assos, there intending to danger to be called in question take in Paul: for so had he apfor this day's uproar, there being pointed, minding himself to go no cause whereby we may give an afoot. And when he met with us account of this concourse. And at Assos, we took him in, and when he had thus spoken, he dis- came to Mitylene. And we sailed missed the assembly.

thence, and came the next day CHAP. XX.

over against Chios; and the next

day we arrived at Samos, and April 23, August 22, Dec. 20.

tarried at Trogyllium; and the ND after the uproar was next day we came to Miletus.

For Paul had determined to sail the disciples, and embraced them, by Ephesus, because he would and departed for to go into Ma- not spend the time in Asia: for cedonia. And when he had gone he hasted, if it were possible for over those parts, and had given him, to be at Jerusalem the day them much exhortation, he came of Pentecost. And from Miletus into Greece, and there abode three he sent to Ephesus, and called months. And when the Jews laid the elders of the church. And wait for him, as he was about to when they were come to him, he sail into Syria, he purposed to said unto them, Ye know, from return through Macedonia. And the first day that I came into there accompanied him into Asia Asia, after what manner I have Sopater of Berea; and of the been with you at all seasons, Thessalonians, Aristarchus and serving the Lord with all humility Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, of mind, and with many tears, and Timotheus; and of Asia, and temptations, which befell me Tychicus and Trophimus. These by the lying in wait of the Jews: going before tarried for us at and how I kept back nothing Troas. And we sailed away from that was profitable unto you, but Philippi after the days of unlea- have shewed you, and have taught vened bread, and came unto them you publickly, and from house to Troas in five days; where we to house, testifying both to the abode seven days. And upon the Jews, and also to the Greeks, first day of the week, when the repentance toward God, and faith disciples came together to break toward our Lord Jesus Christ. bread, Paul preached unto them, And now, behold, I go bound in ready to depart on the morrow; the spirit unto Jerusalem, not and continued his speech untii' knowing the things that shall be

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CHAP. XXI. Ghost witnesseth in every city, saving that bonds and afflictions April 24, August 23, Dec. 21. abide me. But none of these things AND it came to pass, that after ,

we life dear unto myself, so that I and had launched, we came with might finish my course with joy, a straight course unto Coos, and and the ministry, which I have the day following unto Rhodes, received of the Lord Jesus, to and from thence unto Patara : testify the gospel of the grace of and finding a ship sailing over God. And now, behold, I know unto Phenicia, we went aboard, that ye all, among whom I have and set forth. Now when we had gone preaching the kingdom of discovered Cyprus, we left it on God, shall see my face no more.

the left hand, and sailed into Wherefore I take you to record Syria, and landed at Tyre : for this day, that I am pure from the

there the ship was to unlade her blood of all men. For I have not burden. And finding disciples, we shunned to declare unto you all tarried there seven days: who the counsel of God. Take heed said to Paul through the Spirit, therefore unto yourselves, and to that he should not go up to Jeall the flock, over the which the rusalem. And when we had acHoly Ghost hath made you over- complished those days, we departseers, to feed the church of God, ed and went our way; and they which he hath purchased with

all brought us on our way, with his own blood. For I know this, wives and children, till we were that after my departing shall out of the city: and we kneeled grievous wolves enter in among down on the shore, and prayed. you, not sparing the flock. Also And when we had taken of your own selves shall men a- leave one of another, we took rise, speaking perverse things, to ship; and they returned home draw away disciples after them. again. And when we had finished Therefore watch, and remember, our course from Tyre, we came that by the space of three years

to Ptolemais, and saluted the I ceased not to warn every one brethren, and abode with them night and day with tears. And one day. And the next day we now, brethren, I commend you that were of Paul's company deto God, and to the word of his parted, and came unto Cæsarea: grace, which is able to build you and we entered into the house of up, and to give you an inherit- Philip the evangelist, which was ance among all them which are one of the seven; and abode with sanctified. I have coveted no man's him. And the same man had four silver, or gold, or apparel. Yea, daughters, virgins, which did proye yourselves' know, that these phesy. And as we tarried there hands have ministered unto my many days, there came down from necessities, and to them that were Judæa a certain prophet, named with me.

I have shewed you Agabus. And when he was come all things, how that so labouring unto us, he took Paul's girdle, ye ought to support the weak, and bound his own hands and and to remember the words of feet, and said, Thus saith the the Lord Jesus, how he said, It Holy Ghost, so shall the Jews is more blessed to give than to at Jerusalem bind the man that receive. And when he had thus owneth this girdle, and shall despoken, he kneeled down, and liver him into the hands of the prayed with them all. And they Gentiles. And when we heard all wept sore, and fell on Paul's these things, both we, and they neck, and kissed him, sorrowing of that place, besought him not most of all for the words which to go up to Jerusalem. Then Paul he spake, that they should see answered, What mean ye to weep his face no more. And they ac- and to break mine heart? for companied him unto the ship. am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for of them. And when the seven the name of the Lord Jesus. And days were almost ended, the Jews when he would not be persuad- which were of Asia, when they ed, we ceased, saying, I'he will saw him in the temple, stirred up of the Lord be done. And after all the people, and laid hands on those days we took up our car- him, crying out, Men of Israel, riages, and went up to Jerusalem. help: This is the man, that teachThere went with us also certain eth all men every where against of the disciples of Cæsarea, and the people, and the law, and this brought with them one Mnason place: and further brought Greeks of Cyprus, an old disciple, with also into the temple, and hath whom we should lodge. And when polluted this holy place. (For we were come to Jerusalem, the they had seen before with him brethren received us gladly. And in the city Trophimus an Ephethe day following Paul went in sian, whom they supposed that with us unto James; and all the Paul had brought into the temelders were present. And when ple.) And all the city was moved, he had saluted them, he declared and the people ran together: and particularly what things God had they took Paul, and drew him out wrought among the Gentiles by of the temple: and forth with the his ministry. And when they doors were shut. And as they went heard it, they glorified the Lord, about to kill him, tidings came and said unto him, Thou seest, unto the chief captain of the brother, how many thousands of band, that all Jerusalem was in Jews there are which believe; an uproar. Who immediately took and they are all zealous of the soldiers and centurions, and ran law: and they are informed of down unto them: and when they thee, that thou teachest all the saw the chief captain and the Jews which are among the Gen- soldiers, they left beating of Paul. tiles to forsake Moses, saying that Then the chief captain came near, they ought not to circumcise their and took him, and commanded him children, neither to walk after to be bound with two chains; and the customs. What is it therefore? demanded who he was, and what the multitude must needs come he had done. And some cried one together: for they will hear that thing, some another, among the thou art come. Do therefore this multitude: and when he could that we say to thee: We have not know the certainty for the four men which have a vow on tumult, he commanded him to them; them take, and purify be carried into the castle. And thyself with them, and be at when he came upon the stairs, charges with them, that they may so it was, that he was borne of shave their heads: and all may the soldiers for the violence of know that those things, whereof the people. For the multitude of they were informed concerning the people followed after, crying, thee, are nothing; but that thou Away with him. And as Paul was thyself also walkest orderly, and to be led into the castle, he said keepest the law. As touching the unto the chief captain, May I Gentiles which believe, we have speak unto thee? Who said, Canst written and concluded that they thou speak Greek? Art not thou observe no such thing, save only that Egyptian, which before these that they keep themselves from days madest an uproar, and ledthings offered to idols, and from dest out into the wilderness four blood, and from strangled, and thousand men that were murderfrom fornication. Then Paul took ers? But Paul said, I am a man the men, and the next day puri- which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city fying himself with them entered in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean into the temple, to signify the ac- city: and, I beseech thee, suffer complishment of the days of pu- me to speak unto the people. And rification, until that an offering when he had given him licence, should be offered for every one Paul stood on the stairs, and

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