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Paul answereth for himself Acts.

before Agrippa. of death, and that he himself beginning, if they would testihath appealed to Augustus, Ify, that, after the most straithave determined to send him. est b sect of our religion, I

26 Of whom I have no cer- lived a Pharisee. tain thing to writeunto my lord. 6 And now I stand and ain Wherefore I have brought him judged for the hope of the forth before you, and specially promise made of God unto our before thee, O king. Agrippa, fathers : that after examination had a I → Unto which promise our might have somewhat to write. twelve tribes, instantly serving

27 For it seemeth to me un- God day and night, hope to reasonable to send a prisoner, come; for which hope's sake, and not withal to signify the king Agrippa, I am accused crimes laid against him. of the Jews. CHAP. XXVI.

8 Why should it be thought 1 Paul before Agrippa, declar- a thing incredible with you, eth his life, 12 and his con

that God should raise the version : 24 Festus chargeth dead? him with madness.

9 I verily thought with myTHEN Agrippa said unto self, that I ought to do Paul, Thou art permitted to things contrary to the name of speak for thyself. Then Paul Jesus of Nazareth. stretched forth the hand, and 10 Which thing I also did answered for himself.

in Jerusalem ; and many

of the 2 I think myself happy,king saints did I shut up in prison, Agrippa, because I shall an. having received authority from swer for myself this day before the chief priests; and, when thee, touching a all the things they were put to death, I gave whereof I am accused of the my voice against them. Jews;

11 And I punished them oft 3 Especially, because I know in every synagogue, and comthee to be expert in all cus- pelled them to blaspheme; and, toms and questions which are being exceedingly mad against among the Jews; wherefore I them, I persecuted them even beseech thee to hear me pa. unto strange cities. . tiently.

12 Whereupon, as I went 4 My manner of life from to Damascus with authority my youth, which was at the and commission from the chief first among

mive own nation at priests, Jerusalem, know all the Jews; 13 Át mid-day, 0 king, I

5 Which knew me from the saw in the way a light from

e After examination bad; after hav. heaven, above the brightness ing examined him. Touching, concerning

6 Straitest, strictest.


should come;

Herelates his conversion, Chap. xxvi. Gischarged with madness. of the sun, shining round about and do works meet for repentme, and them which journeyed ance. with me.

21 For these causes the Jews 14 And, when we were all caught me in the temple, and fallen to the earth, I heard a went about to kill me. voice speaking unto me, and 22 Having, therefore, obsaying, in the Hebrew tongue, tained help of God, I continue Saul, Saul, why persecutest unto this day, witnessing both thou me? It is hard for thee to to small and great, saying kick against the pricks.c none other things, than those

15 And I said, Who art which the prophets and Moses thou, Lord ? And he said, I am did

say Jesus, whom thou persecutest. 23 That Christ should suf

16 But rise, and stand upon fer, and that he should be the thy feet; for I have appeared first that should rise from the unto thee for this purpose, to dead, and should shew light make thee a minister and a unto the people, and to the witness, both of these things Gentiles. which thou hast seen, and of 217 And, as he thus spake those things in the which I for himself, Festus said with will appear unto thee; a loud voice, Paul, thou art

17 Delivering thee from the beside thyself; much learning people, and from the Gentiles, doth make thee mad. unto whom now I send thee, 25 But he said, I am not

their eyes, and mad most noble Festus; but to turn them from darkness to speak forth the words of truth light, and from the power of and soberness. Satan unto God, that they may 26 For the king knoweth receive forgiveness of sins, of these things, before whom and inheritance among them, also I speak freely; for I am which are sanctified by faith persuaded that none of these that is in me.

things are hidden from him ; 19 Whereupon, O king A- for this thing d was not done grippa, I was not disobedient in a corner.e unto the heavenly vision: 27 King Agrippa, believest

20 But shewed first unto thou the prophets ? I know them of Damascus, and at Je. that thou believest. rusalem, and throughout all 28 Then Agrippa said unthe coasts of Judea, and then to the Gentiles, that they d This thing, that is, the miracles should repent and turn to God, and death of jesus ; the preaching of

18 To open

his religion, my opposition to it, &c. c It is hard for thee to kick against the sharp points or goads. See Acts e Done in a corner, transacted in

ix. So


Paul's voyage to Rome. Acts. He foretelleth the danger to Paul, Almost thou persuad- courteously intreated Paul, & est me to be a Christian.

gave him liberty to go unto his 29 And Paul said, I would friends to refresh himself. to God, that not only thou, but 4 And when we had launchalso all that hear me this day, ed from thence, we sailed unto were both almost, and alto- Cyprus, because the winds gether such as I am, except were contrary. these bonds.

5 And, when we had sailed 30 9 And, when he had thus over the sea of Cilicia and spoken, the king rose up, and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, the governor, and Bernice, and a city of Lycia. they that sat with them.

6 And there the centurion 31 And, when they were found a ship of Alexandria, gone aside, they talked be- sailing into Italy; and he put tween themselves, saying, us therein, This man doeth nothing wor- 17 And when we had sailed thy of death, or of bonds. slowly many days, and scarce

32 Then said Agrippa unto were come over against CniFestus, This man might have dus, the wind not suffering us, been set at liberty, if he had we sailed under Crete, over not appealed unto Cesar. against Salmone :

8 And, hardly passing it, CHAP. XXVII.

came unto a place which is 1 Paul, shipping towards called, The Fair Havens, nigh

Rome, 10 foretelleth the whereunto was the city of danger of the voyage, 11 Lasea. but is not believed. 14 They 9 Now, when much time are tossed with a tempest, 41 was spent, and when sailing and ship-wrecked, 42,43,44, was now dangerous, because yet all come safe to land.

the fast was now already past, AND, when it was deter. Paul admonished them, mined that we should sail into 10 And said unto them, Sirs, Italy, they delivered Paul, and I percieve that this voyage will certain other prisoners, unto be with hurt and much damone named Julius, a centurion age, not only of the lading and of Augustus' band.

ship, but also of our lives. 2 And, entering into a ship 11 Nevertheless, the centu. of Adramyttium, we launched, rion believed the master and meaning to sail by the coasts the owner of the ship more of Asia ; one Aristarchus, than those things which were Macedonian of Thessalonica, spoken by Paul. being with us.

12 And, because the haven 3 And the next day we was not commodious to winter touched at Sidon. And Julius in, the more part advised to

I exhort you

of the voyage.
Chap. xxvii.

Paul's vision. depart thence also, if by any 21 But, after long abstimeans they might attain to nence,

Paul stood forth in the Phenice, and there to winter; midst of them, and said, Sirs, which is an haven of Crete, ye should have hearkened unand lieth toward the south- to me, and not have loosed west and north-west.

from Crete, and to have gain13 And, when the south ed this harm and loss. wind blew softly, supposing

22 And now, that they had obtained their to be of good cheer; for there purpose, loosing thence, they shall be no loss of any man's sailed close by Crete.

life among you, but of the ship. 14 But not long after there 23 For there stood by me arose against ita a tempestu- this night the angel of God, ous wind, called Euroclydon. whose I am, and whom I serve,

15 And when the ship was 24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; caught, and could not bear up thou must be brought before into the wind, we let her drive. Cesar; and lo, God hath giv

16 And running under a en thee all them that sail with certain island, which is called thee. Clauda, we had much work to 23 Wherefore, sirs, be of come by the boat ::

good cheer; for I believe God, 17 Which, when they had that it shall be even as it was taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fear- 26 Howbeit, we must be cast ing lest they should fall into

upon a certain island. the quick sands, strake sail,c 27 But, when the fourteenth and so were driven.

night was come, as we were 18 And we being exceedingly driven up and down in Adria,d tossed with a tempest the next about midnight the shipmen day they lightened the ship; deemed that they drew near

19 And the third day we some country; cast out with our own hands 28 And sounded, and found the tackling of the ship. it twenty fathoms; and, when

20 And when neither sun they had gone a little further, nor stars in many days appear. they sounded again, and found ed, and no small tempest lay on it fifteen fathoms. us, all hope that we should be 29 Then, fearing lest they saved was then taken away.

should have fallen upon rocks,

they cast four anchors out of a Against it, against the ship. the stern, and wished for the 6 We had much work, we were

day. scarcely able to take in and secure the boat from, being lost.

d Adria, or Adriatic sea, which c Strake sail, lowered, or took in spread around the southern part of the sails,


told me.

Paul encouragetli


his company. 30 And as the shipmen were 39 And when it was day about to flee out of the ship, they knew not the land ; but when they had let down the they discovered a certain creek boat into the sea, under colour with a shore, into the which as though they would have cast they were minded, if it were anchors out of the foreship, possible, to thrust in the ship.

31 Paul said to the centu- 40 And, when they had taken rion and to the soldiers, Ex- up the anchors, they committed cept these abide in the ship ye themselves unto the sea, and cannot be saved.

Joosed the rudder-bands and 32 Then the soldiers cut off hoised up the mainsail to the the ropes of the boat, and let wind, and made toward shore. her fall off.

41 And, falling into a place 33 And, while the day was where two seas met, they ran coming on, Paul besought them the ship aground; and the all to take meat, saying, This forepart stuck fast, and reday is the fourteenth day that mained unmoveable, but the ye have tarried, and continued hinderpart was broken with fasting, having taken nothing. the violence of the waves. 34 Wherefore I pray you

42 And the soldiers' counsel to take some meat; for this is was to kill the prisoners, lest for your health; for there shall any of them should swim out, not an hair fall from the head and escape. of any of you.e

43 But the centurion, will35 And, when he had thus ing to save Paul, kept them spoken, he took bread and from their purpose; and comgave thanks to God in pres- manded that they which could ence of them all; and, when swim, should cast themselves he had broken it, he began to first into the sea, and get to eat.

land; 36 Then were they all of 44 And the rest, some on good cheer, and they also took boards, and some on broken some meat.

pieces of the ship, and so it 37 And we were in all in came to pass, that they escapthe ship two hundred three- ed all safe to land. score and sixteen souls.f

CHAP. XXVIII. 38 And when they had eaten 1Paul is entertained by the barenough they lightened the barians: 8 he healeth many in ship, and cast out the wheat the island : 11 he go his cominto the sea.

pany depart toward Rome. e There shall not an hair, &c. a

AND when they were esproverbial expresssion, which im- caped, then they knew that the plied entire safety.

island was called Melita.a Two bundred, &c. 276 souls.

a Melita, now the island of Malta.


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