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on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. 18 And many who believed came, confessing and declaring 19 their deeds. Many of those also that had used magical arts

brought their books together, and burned them before all men; and the price of them was computed, and found fifty 20 thousand pieces of silver. So mightily did the word of God grow and prevail.

Now after these things were ended, Paul purposed in his spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, “ After I have been there, I 22 must see Rome also." So he sent into Macedonia two of those who ministered to him, Timothy and Erastus; but he himself continued awhile in Asia.


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Now at this time there arose no small disturbance about 24 that religion'. For a certain man named Demetrius, a silver-smith, who made silver models of Diana's temple, fur25 nished no small gain to the workmen; whom he called together, with those of like occupation, and said, "Sirs, ye 26 know that by this employment we have our wealth2: more

over, ye see and hear that this Paul hath persuaded and turned aside no small multitude, not only of Ephesus but almost of all Asia; saying that they are not gods who are 27 made with hands: so there is not only danger that this our occupation should come into contempt, but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and that her magnificence should be soon destroyed, whom all 28 Asia, and the world, worshipeth." And when they heard

this, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, “Great 29 is Diana of the Ephesians." And the whole city was filled

with confusion; and having seized Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's fellow-travellers, they rushed 30 with one consent into the theatre. And when Paul was desirous of entering in to the people, the disciples suffered

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31 him not. And even some of the chief magistrates of Asia, that were his friends, sent to him, entreating him that he 32 would not venture himself into the theatre. Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was confused, and the greater part knew not why they were 33 come together. Then Alexander was advanced out of the multitude, the Jews having put him forward. And Alexander waved his hand, and would have made a defence to 34 the people: but when they knew him to be a Jew, all with

one voice, for about two hours, cried out, "Great is Diana of 35 the Ephesians." And when the public scribe had appeased

the people, he said, "Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there who knoweth not that the city of the Ephesians is a worshiper of the great Diana, and of the image which fell down 36 from Jupiter? Since therefore these things cannot be spoken 37 against, ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly. For

ye have brought hither these men, that are neither robbers 38 of temples, nor blasphemers of your goddess3. 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 judgement: let them summon one another. 39 But if ye inquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall 40 be 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 of this 41 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 Greece. 3 And after he had continued three months, the Jews having lain in wait for him as he was about to sail into Syria, he

Gr. saith. accuse, N. m.

" the great goddess Diana, R. T. 3 our goddess, Mss. 4 Or, 5 Or, embraced, N.m.

4 determined to return through Macedonia. And Sopater, the son of Pyrrhus', a Berean, accompanied him as far as to Asia; but Aristarchus and Secundus, of the Thessalonians, and Gaius, of Derbè, and Timothy, and Tychicus and Tro5 phimus of Asia, these went before and waited for us at 6 Troas. And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and came to them at Troas in five days; where we ȧbode seven days.


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 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 story, and 10 was taken up dead. Then Paul went down, and fell on


him, and embraced him, and said, "Trouble not yourselves; 11 for his life is in him." And when Paul was come up again,

and had broken bread, and eaten, and conversed a long 12 time, even till break of day, he then 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 Mitylenè. 15 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 after we came 16 to Miletus. For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, that he might not pass much time in Asia: for he hastened,

1 "the son of Pyrrhus,” wanting in R. T.
were, R. T.

the disciples, R. T.

3 they


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 myself 19 with you the whole time; serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with tears', and trials which befel me by 20 the lyings in wait of the Jews: and that I have not kept back any thing which was profitable to you; but have shown it to you, and have taught you', publicly and from house to 21 house; announcing both to Jews and to Greeks repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost.



"And now, behold, I go to Jerusalem, to be bound, according to the spirit *; not knowing the things which will 23 befal me there, except that the holy spirit witnesseth to me3 in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions await me. 24 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 received from the Lord 25 Jesus, to declare the gracious gospel of God. And now,

behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom [of God], will see my face no more. 26 Wherefore I declare to you this day, that I am pure from 27 the blood of all men. For I have kept nothing back, but

have shown you all the counsel of God.

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"Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock among whom the holy spirit hath made you overseers, to feed the church of the Lord +, which he hath purchased with

' with many tears, R. T. 2 Gr. so as not to declare it to you and teach you. 3" to me," wanting in R.T. 4 Gr. the gospel of the grace or favour of God. 5 Or, I used no subterfuge, so as not to declare unto you. 6 Or, bishops.

I feel myself forced in my mind to go unto Jerusalem. Wakefield. Vinctus spiritu, i. e. coactus, impulsus. Kypke.

+ The received text reads "God," upon the authority of no manu anuscript of note or value, nor of any version but the modern copies of the Vulgate. The

29 his own blood. For I know this', that after my departure

grievous wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the 30 flock. From among your own selves also men will arise,

speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after 31 them. Watch therefore, and remember that for three years, night and day, I ceased not to admonish every one with tears.

"And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace3, which is able to edify you, and to give 33 you an inheritance among all those that are sanctified. I 34 have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel. Ye yourselves know that these hands have ministered to my neces35 sities, and to those that were with me. I have shown 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.''


And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and 37 prayed with them all. And they all wept much, and fell 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. XXI. 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 over 3 to Phenicia, we went on board, and loosed. Now when we

3 his gracious word, N.

I know that after, &c. Mss. 2 departing, N.
And ye yourselves, R. T.

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 Alexandrian 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. The expression "the blood of God" is not quoted by the earliest ecclesiasti cal writers, and is rejected with horror by Athanasius, as an invention of the Arians,

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