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Lord, with many others also. | forth with him: and took and

36 And some days after, Paul circumcised him, because of the said unto Barnabas, Let us go Jews which were in those quaragain and visit our brethren ters: for they knew all that his in every city where we have father was a Greek preached the word of the Lord, 4 And as they went through and see how they do.

the cities, they delivered them 37 And Barnabas determined the decrees for to keep, that to take with them John whose were ordained of the apostles surname was Mark.

and elders which were at Jeru38 But Paul thought not good salem. to take him with them, who de- 5 And so were the churches parted froin them from Pam- established in the faith, and inphylia, and went not with them creased in number daily. to the work.

6 Now, when they had gone 39 And the contention was so throughout Phrygia, and the sharp between them, that they region of Galatia, and were fordeparted asunder, one from the bidden of the Holy Ghost to other : and so Barnabas took preach the word in Asia, Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus; 17 After they were come to

40 And Paul chose Silas, and Mysia, they assayed to go into departed, being recommended Bithynia: but the Spirit sufferby the brethren unto the graceed them not. of God.

| 8 And they, passing by Mysia, 41 And he went through Sy came down to Troas. ria, and Cilicia, confirming the 9 And a vision appeared to churches.

Paul in the night: there stood

a man of Macedonia, and prayCHAP. XVI.

ed him, saying, Come over into

Macedonia, and help us. TIMOTHY CIRCUMCISED.

10 And after he had seen the THEN came he to Derbe and vision, immediately we endeaLystra : and, behold, a certain voured to go into Macedonia, disciple was there, named Ti-l assuredly gathering, that the motheus, the son of a certain | Lord had called us for to preach woman, which was a Jewess, | the Gospel unto them. and believed; but his father was 11 Therefore, loosing from a Greek:

Troas, we came with a straight 2 Which was well reported of course to Samothracia, and the by the brethren that were at next day to Neapolis; Lystra, and Iconium.

12 And from thence to Phi3 Him would Paul have to go lippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, and a that the hope of their gains was colony: and we were in that gone, they caught Paul and Sicity abiding certain days. las, and drew them into the

13 And on the sabbath, we market-place unto the rulers, went out of the city by a river- 20 And brought them to the side, where prayer was wont to magistrates, saying, These men be made ; and we sat down, and being Jews do exceedingly spake unto the women which trouble our city; resorted thither.

21 And teach customs which 14 And a certain woman, are not lawful for us to receive, named Lydia, a seller of purple, neither to observe, being Roof the city of Thyatira, which mans. worshipped God, heard us: 122 And the multitude rose up whose heart the Lord opened, together against them; and the that she attended unto the things magistrates rent off their clothes, which were spoken of Paul. and commanded to beat them.

15 And when she was baptiz 23 And when they had laid ed, and her household, she be- many stripes upon them, they sought us, saying, If ye have cast them into prison, charging judged me to be faithful to the the jailor to keep them safely : Lord, come into my house, and 124 Who, having received such abide there. And she con- | a charge, thrust them into the strained us.

inner prison, and made their 16 And it came to pass, as || feet fast in the stocks. we went to prayer, a certain 25 And at midnight Paul and damsel, possessed with a spirit Silas prayed, and sang praises of divination, met us, which unto God: and the prisoners brought her masters much gain heard them. by soothsaying:

1 26 And suddenly there was a 17 The same followed Paul great earthquake, so that the and us, and cried, saying, These foundations of the prison were men are the servants of the most shaken; and immediately all the high God, which shew unto us || doors were opened, and every the way of salvation.

one's bands were loosed. 18 And this did she many | 27 And the keeper of the pridays. But Paul, being grieved, | son awaking out of his sleep, turned, and said to the spirit, I and seeing the prison doors command thee in the name of open, he drew out his sword, Jesus Christ to come out of her. I and would have killed himself, And he came out the same supposing that the prisoners hour.

had been fled. 19 And when her masters saw 28 But Paul cried with a loud

voice, saying, Do thyself no and they feared when they heard harm ; for we are all here. that they were Romans.

29 Then he called for a light, || 39 And they came and beand sprang in, and came trem-sought them, and brought them bling, and fell down before out, and desired them to depart Paul and Silas;

out of the city. 30 And brought them out, and 40 And they went out of the said, Sirs, what must I do to prison, and entered into the be saved ?

house of Lydia: and when they 31 And they said, Believe on had seen the brethren, they the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou comforted them, and departed. shalt be saved, and thy house. 32 And they spake unto him

| CHAP. XVII. the word of the Lord, and to

PAUL PERSECUTED. all that were in his house.

33 And he took them the same NOW, when they had passhour of the night, and washed ed through Amphipolis, and their stripes, and was baptized, Apollonia, they came to Theshe and all his, straightway. salonica, where was a syna

34 And when he had brought gogue of the Jews: them into his house, he set. 2 And Paul, as his manner meat before them, and rejoiced, was, went in unto them, and believing in God, with all his three sabbath-days reasoned house.

with them out of the scriptures, 35 And when it was day, the 3 Opening and alledging that magistrates sent the serjeants, Christ must needs have suffered, saying, Let those men go. and risen again from the dead:

36 And the keeper of the pri- | and that this Jesus, whom I son told this saying to Paul, preach unto you, is Christ. The magistrates have sent to 14 And some of them believed, let you go: now, therefore, de- || and consorted with Paul and Si. part, and go in peace.

las; and of the devout Greeks 37 But Paul said unto them, a great multitude, and of the They have beaten us openly chief women not a few. uncondemned, being Romans, 5 But the Jews which believed and have cast us into prison; not, moved with envy, took un. and now do they thrust us out to them certain lewd fellows of privily? nay, verily; but let the baser sort, and gathered a them come themselves and fetch company, and set all the city on us out.

an uproar, and assaulted the 38 And the serjeants told these house of Jason, and sought to words unto the magistrates: || bring them out to the people.

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6 And when they found them | 15 And they that conducted not, they drew Jason, and cer- Paul brought him unto Athens: tain brethren, unto the rulers of and receiving a commandment the city, crying, These that unto Silas and Timotheus for have turned the world upside | to come to him with all speed, down, are come hither also : they departed.

7 Whom Jason hath received : 16 Now, while Paul waited and these all do contrary to the for them at Athens, his spirit decrees of Cesar, saying, That was stirred in him, when he there is another king, one Jesus. | saw the city wholly given to

8 And they troubled the peo- | idolatry. ple, and the rulers of the city, 17 Therefore disputed he in when they heard these things. the synagogue with the Jews,

9 And when they had taken and with the devout persons, security of Jason, and of the and in the market daily with other, they let them go. them that met with him.

10 And the brethren imme- 18 Then certain philosophers diately sent away Paul and Sic of the Epicureans, and of the las by night unto Berea: who Stoicks, encountered him : and coming thither, went into the some said, What will this babsynagogue of the Jews.

bler say ? other some, He seem11 These were more noble eth to be a setter forth of strange than those in Thessalonica, in | gods; because he preached unto that they received the word them Jesus, and the resurrecwith all readiness of mind, and tion. searched the scriptures daily, 19 And they took him, and whether those things were so brought him unto Areopagus,

12 Therefore many of them | saying, May we know what this believed ; also of honourable new doctrine, whereof thou women which were Greeks, and speakest, is ? of men, not a few.

| 20 For thou bringest certain 13 But when the Jews of strange things to our ears : we Thessalonica had knowledge would know, therefore, what that the word of God was preach- these things mean. ed of Paul at Berea, they came 21 (For all the Athenians, and thither also, and stirred up the strangers which were there, people.

spent their time in nothing else, 14 And then immediately the but either to tell, or to hear brethren sent away Paul, to go some new thing.) . as it were to the sea : but Silas 22 Then Paul stood in the and Timotheus abode there midst of Mars-hill, and said, Ye still.

men of Athens, I perceive that VOL. IV.


in all things ye are too super- || norance God winked at; but stitious.

now commandeth all men every 23 For, as I passed by, and || where to repent : beheld your devotions, I found 31 Because he hath appointed an altar with this inscription, || a day in the which he will judge TOTHE UNKNOWN GOD. || the world in righteousness, by Whom, therefore, ye ignorant- | that man whom he hath ordainly worship, him declare I unto | ed; whereof he hath given asyou.

surance unto all men, in that he 24 God that made the world, || hath raised him from the dead. and all things therein, seeing 32 And when they heard of that he is Lord of heaven and the resurrection of the dead, earth, dwelleth not in temples | some mocked ; and others said, made with hands;

We will hear thee again of this 25 Neither is worshipped with | matter. men's hands, as though he need || 33 So Paul departed from ed any thing, seeing he giveth among them. to all life, and breath, and all || 34 Howbeit, certain men clave things :

unto him, and believed ; among 26 And hath made of one the which was Dionysius the blood all nations of men, for to | Areopagite,and a woman named dwell on all the face of the earth, || Damaris, and others with them. and hath determined the times before appointed, and the

CHAP. XVIII. bounds of their habitation; 27 That they should seek the

CORINTH. Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though AFTER these things, Paul he be not far from every one of departed from Athens, and came us :

to Corinth; 28 For in him we live, and | 2 And found a certain Jew, move, and have our being; as named Aquila, born in Pontus, certain also of your own poets lately come from Italy, with his have said, For we are also his wife Priscilla, (because that offspring.

Claudius had commanded all 29 Forasmuch then as we are Jews to depart from Rome,) and the offspring of God, we ought came unto them. . not to think that the Godhead | 3 And because he was of the is like unto gold, or silver, or same craft, he abode with them, stone, graven by art and man's and wrought: (for by their ocdevice.

| cupation they were tent-mak30 And the times of this ig. || ers.)


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