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John 5. 28, 29.

-Paul, being accused by Tertullus,


answereth for his life and doctrine, the cause wherefore they accused him, | mayest take knowledge of all these things, I brought him forth into their council: whereof we accuse him.

29 Whom I perceived to be accused 9 And the Jews also assented, saying 25:18. 15. *of questions of their law, 'but to have that these things were so. ch. 36. 31. nothing laid to his charge worthy of death 10 | Then Paul, after that the goveror of bonds.

nor had beckoned unto him to speak, 30 And when it was told me how that answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou the Jews laid wait for the man, I sent hast been of many years a judge unto this Fa: D. 93. straightway to thee, and "gave command nation, I do the more cheerfully answer procurator ment to his accusers also to say before for myself: thee what they had against him. Fare- u Because that thou mayest underwell.

stand, that there are yet but twelve days 31 Then the soldiers, as it was com- since I went up to Jerusalem "for to hver 17 manded them, took Paul, and brought worship. him by night to Antipatris.

12 And they neither found me in the i ch. 25, 8.
32 'On the morrow they left the horse- temple disputing with any man, neither
men to go with him, and returned to the raising up the people, neither in the syna-

gogues, nor in the city:
33 Who, when they came to Cesarea, 13 Neither can they prove the things
and delivered the epistle to the governor, whereof they now accuse me.
presented Paul also before him.

14 But this I confess unto thee, that
34 And when the governor had read after the way which they call heresy, so s See Anos
the letter, he asked of what province he worship I the 'God of my fathers, be- 2.

And when he understood that he lieving all things which are written in 'Tim 1. 3. E ch. 21. 39. of * Cilicia;

m the law and in the prophets:
35 'I will hear thee, said he, when 15 And "have hope toward God, which

thine accusers are also come. And he they themselves also allow, °that there 2.6, 7.& - Matt. 27 commanded him to be kept in ’Herod's shall be a resurrection of the dead, both Dan. 12. 2 judgment hall.

of the just and unjust. CHAP. XXIV.

16 And Pherein do I exercise myself, p ch. 23. 1.

to have always a conscience void of
1 Paul being accused by Tertullus the ora- offence toward God, and toward men.

tor, 10 answereth for his life and doctrine.
24 He preacheth Christ to the governor and

17 Now after many years 'I came to 70. & 20. 18
his wife. 26 The governor hopeth for a bring alms to my nation, and offerings.
bribe, but in vain. 27 At last, going out 18 'Whereupon certain Jews from Asia Gal. 2.10
of his office, he leaveth Paul in prison. found me purified in the temple, neither 17. & 26. 21.

high priest descended with the el- 19 *Who ought to have been here & 25. 16. ders, and with a certain orator named Ter- before thee, and object, if they had ought tullus, who informed the governor against against me. Paul.

20 Or else let these same here say, if
2 And when he was called forth, Ter- they have found any evil doing in me,
tullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing while I stood before the council,
that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and 21 Except it be for this one voice, that
that very worthy deeds are done unto I cried standing among them, * Touching & 98: 28:
this nation by thy providence,

the resurrection of the dead I am called
3 We accept it always, and in all places, in question by you this day.
most noble Felix, with all thankfulness. 22 | And when Felix heard these

4 Notwithstanding, that I be not fur- things, having more perfect knowledge of
ther tedious unto thee, I pray thee that that way, he deferred them, and said,
thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a When “Lysias the chief captain shall • ver. 7.
few words.

come down, I will know the uttermost of For we have found this man a pes- your matter. * 16. 20. tilent fellow, and a mover of sedition 23 And he commanded a centurion to 2. 1 Pet. 2 among all the Jews throughout the world, keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and and a ringleader of the sect of the Naza- *that he should forbid none of his ac- ch.97 3.

quaintance to minister or come unto 6 «Who also hath gone about to pro- him.

fane the temple: whom we took, and 24 | And after certain days, when Felix John 18. would have judged according to our law. came with his wife Drusilla, which was

7 'But the chief captain Lysias came a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him
upon us, and with great violence took him concerning the faith in Christ.
away out of our hands,

25 And as he reasoned of righteous-
8 6 Commanding his accusers to come ness, temperance, and judgment to come,
unto thee: by examining of whom thyself | Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy

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The Jews accuse Paul before Festus. THE ACTS.

Paul cleared by Fas way for this time; when I have a con- 13 And after certain days king Agrip

venient season, I will call for thee. pa and Bernice came unto Cesarea to y Exod. 23.8.

26 He hoped also that 'money should salute Festus.
have been given him of Paul, that he 14 And when they had been there
might loose him: wherefore he sent for many days, Festus declared Paul's cause
him the oftener, and communed with him. unto the king, saying, "There is a certain

27 But after two years Porcius Festus man left in bonds by Felix:
5. 10.3.6* came into Felix' room: and Felix,' will- 15 About whom, when I was at Jeru- !

ing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul salem, the chief priests and the elders of

the Jews informed me, desiring to have

judgment against him.

16" To whom I answered, It is not
2 The Jews accuse Paul before Festus. 8 He the manner of the Romans to deliver any

answereth for himself, 11 and appealeth
unto Cesar. 14. Afterwards Festus

openeth man to die, before that he which is as
his matter to king Agrippa, 23 and he is cused have the accusers face to face, and
brought forth. 25 Festus cleareth him to have licence to answer for himself con-
have done nothing worthy of death.

cerning the crime laid against him. TOW when Festus was come

into the 17 Therefore, when they were come province, after three days he as- hither," without any delay on the morrow a zi cended from Cesarea to Jerusalem. I sat on the judgment seat, and com

2 * Then the high priest and the chief manded the man to be brought forth.
of the Jews informed him against Paul, 18 Against whom when the accusers
and besought him,

stood up, they brought none accusation
3 And desired favour against him, that of such things as I supposed :

he would send for him to Jerusalem, 19 °But had certain questions against bich. 23.12, "laying wait in the way to kill him. him of their own superstition, and of one

4 But Festus answered, that Paul Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul afshould be kept at Cesarea, and that he firmed to be alive. himself would depart shortly thither. 20 And because || I doubted of such !!

5 Let them therefore, said he, which manner of questions, I asked him whether

among you are able, go down with me, he would go to Jerusalem, and there be ch.18 . 14. and accuse this man, if there be any judged of these matters. wickedness in him.

21 But when Paul had appealed to be 6 And when he had tarried among reserved unto the || hearing of Augustus, lobos como them || more than ten days, he went I commanded him to be kept till I might o more than down into Cesarea; and the next day send him to Cesar.

sitting on the judgment seat commanded 22 Then ”Agrippa said unto Festus, LES Paul to be brought.

would also hear the man myself. To 7 And when he was come, the Jews morrow, said he, thou shalt hear him.

which came down from Jerusalem stood 23 And on the morrow, when AgripLike kys, round about," and laid many and grievous pa was come, and Bernice, with great 13:. 24. complaints against Paul, which they could pomp, and was entered into the place of not prove.

hearing, with the chief captains, and prin8 9 While he answered for himself, cipal men of the city, at Festus' com90.Z 'Neither against the law of the Jews, mandment Paul was brought forth.

neither against the temple, nor yet against 24 And Festus said, King Agrippa,
Cesar, have I offended any thing at all. and all men which are here present

9 But Festus,' willing to do the Jews a with us, ye see this man, about whom
pleasure, answered Paul, and said, “Wilt all the multitude of the Jews have 455
thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be dealt with me, both at Jerusalem, and
judged of these things before me? also here, crying that he ought ' not to tas

10 Then said Paul, I stand at Cesar's live any longer. judgment seat, where I ought to be judg- 25 But when I found that he had ed: to the Jews have I done no wrong, committed nothing worthy of death, "andre. Det as thou very well knowest.

that he himself hath appealed to Augus-
11 h For if I be an offender, or have tus, I have determined to send him.
3.29. & 26. committed any thing worthy of death, I 26 Of whom I have no certain thing

refuse not to die: but if there be none of write unto my lord. Wherefore I
these things whereof these accuse me, no have brought him forth before you, and
man may deliver me unto them. I ap- specially before thee, o king Agrippa,
peal unto Cesar.

that, after examination had, I might have
12 Then Festus, when he had confer- somewhat to write.
red with the council

, answered, Hast 27 For it seemeth to me unreasonable
thou appealed unto Cesar? unto Cesar to send a prisoner, and not withal to
shalt thou go.

signify the crimes laid against him.

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14. & 28. 23 Rom. 3. 21.

Tis defence before Agrippa.


He is pronounced innocent. CHAP. XXVI.

16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: 2 Paul, in the presence of Agrippa, declareth for I have appeared unto thee for this his life from his childhood, 12 and how mi


to make thee a minister and a mch. 32. 15. raculorisly he was converted, and called to

witness both of these things which thou
his apostleship. 24 Festus chargeth him
to be mad, whereunto he answereth nodestly. hast seen, and of those things in the
28 Agrippa is almost persuaded to be a

which I will appear unto thee;
Christian. 31 The whole company pro-

17 Delivering thee from the people, nounce him innocent.

and from the Gentiles, "unto whom now " el. 22. 21. NHEN Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou I send thee, .

To open their eyes, and P to turn Isai: 35. 5. Then Paul stretched forth the hand, and them from darkness to light, and from the hea answered for himself:

power of Satan unto God,' that they may Cor. 4: 4: 2 I think myself happy, king Agrippa, receive forgiveness of sins, and 'inherit- Thess.5.5: because I shall answer for myself this day ance among them which are 'sanctified by b.Com before thee touching all the things where- faith that is in me. of I am accused of the Jews :

19 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was 2.5. 25. 3 Especially because I know thee to be not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: Luke 1.77 expert in all customs and questions which 20 But tshewed first unto them of Da- Col. 1:12. are among the Jews: wherefore I be- mascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout . ch. 20. 328 seech thee to hear me patiently.

all the coasts of Judea, and then to the 22, 29.& 11. 4 My manner of life from my youth, Gentiles, that they should repent and 24. & 13 be which was at the first among mine own turn to God, and do "works meet for 17. & 18. & nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews; repentance.

5 Which knew me from the beginning, 21 For these causes * the Jews caught
if they would testify, that after the most me in the temple, and went about to 31.
straitest sect of our religion I lived a

22 Having therefore obtained help of 6 And now I stand and am judged God, I continue unto this day, witnessing Ge":2 15. for the hope of the promise made of both to small and great, saying none other 26. 4. & 49. God unto our fathers:

things than those which the prophets 37.6 7 Unto which promise dour twelve and" Moses did

should come: 1. Ital

... tribes, instantly serving God today and 23 “That Christ should suffer, and bthat z John 5 46. Leto use. night, hope to come. For which hope's he should be the first that should rise from Luke 24. Jer. 3.5.& sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the dead, and should shew light unto the bi Cor. 13 16. Ezek. 34. the Jews.

people, and to the Gentiles. 8 Why should it be thought a thing in- 24 | And as he thus spake for himself, c Luke 2. 32.

credible with you, that God should raise Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou d 2 Kings Rom. 15.8. the dead?

art beside thyself; much learning doth 20. 1 Cor. 1 9 ® I verily thought with myself, that I make thee måd. Gamishe ought to do many things contrary to the 25 But he said, I am not mad, most e Luke 2. 37. name of Jesus of Nazareth.

noble Festus; but speak forth the words 10 Which thing I also did in Jerusa- of truth and soberness.

lem: and many of the saints did I shut up 26 For the king knoweth of these $ John 16.9. in prison, having received authority' from things, before whom also I speak frcely: i Tim. 1:13. the chief priests; and when they were put for I am persuaded that none of these

to death, I gave my voice against them. things are hidden from him; for this

11 *And I punished them oft in every thing was not done in a corner.
k ch. 11. 19. synagogue, and compelled them to blas- 27 King Agrippa, believest thou the

pheme; and being exceedingly mad a- prophets ? I know that thou believest.
gainst them, I persecuted them even unto 28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost

thou persuadest me to be a Christian. ch:93 & 12 "Whereupon as I went to Damas- 29 And Paul said, 'I would to God, e1 Cor. 7.7

cus with authority and commission from that not only thou, but also all that hear
the chief priests,

me this day, were both almost, and alto-
13 At midday, O king, I saw in the gether such as I am, except these bonds.
way a light from heaven, above the bright- 30 s And when he had thus spoken,
ness of the sun, shining round about me the king rose up, and the governor, and
and them which journeyed with me. Bernice, and they that sat with them:

14 And when we were all fallen to the 31 And when they were gone aside, earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, they talked between themselves, saying, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, *This man doeth nothing worthy of fch: 23.9. Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard death or of bonds. for thee to kick against the pricks. 32 Then said Agrippa unto Festus,

15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And This man might have been set at liberty, he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. if he had not appealed unto Cesar.

20. Col.1. 18. Rev. 1.

3. & 37. 24 Dan. 9. 24. Mic. 7. 20. ch.13. 32.

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Paul saileth toward Rome.


His dangerous CHAP. XXVII.

which is called Clauda, we had much work

to come by the boat : 1 Paul shipping toward Rome, 10 foretelleth

17 Which when they had taken up, of the danger of the voyagé, 1l but is not believed. 14 They are tossed to and fro with they used helps, undergirding the ship; tempest, 41 and suffer shipwreck, 22, 34, and, fearing lest they should fall into the 44 yet all come safe to land.

quicksands, strake sail

, and so were driven.

18 And we being exceedingly tossed A pembena "sit was determined that

we should sail into Italy, they de- with a tempest, the next day they lightlivered Paul and certain other prisoners ened the ship; unto one named Julius, a centurion of 19 And the third day we cast out with Augustus' band.

our own hands the tackling of the ship. 2 And entering into a ship of Adramyt- 20 And when neither sun nor stars in

tium, we launched, meaning to sail by the many days appeared, and no small temb ch. 19. 29. coasts of Asia; one "Aristarchus, a Mace- pest lay on us, all hope that we should be

donian of Thessalonica, being with us. saved was then taken away.

3 And the next day we touched at 21 But after long abstinence Paul 4:23. Sidon. And Julius - courteously entreated stood forth in the midst of them, and

Paul, and gave him liberty to go unto his said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened anto friends to refresh himself.

me, and not have loosed from Crete, and 4 And when we had launched from to have gained this harm and loss. thence, we sailed under Cyprus, because 22 And now I exhort you to be of good the winds were contrary.

cheer: for there shall be no loss of any 5 And when we had sailed over the man's life among you, but of the ship. sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to 23 'For there stood by me this nights Myra, a city of Lycia.

the angel of God, whose I am, and 'whom te 6 And there the centurion found a ship I serve, of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he 24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must put us therein.

be brought before Cesar: and, lo, God 7 And when we had sailed slowly many hath given thee all them that sail with days, and scarce were come over against thee.

Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sail- 25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: 101, Candy. ed under || Crete, over against Salmone; for I believe God, that it shall be

8 And, hardly passing it, came unto a as it was told me. place which is called The fair havens; 26 Howbeit 'we must be cast upon a nigh whereunto was the city of Lasea. certain island.

9 Now when much time was spent, 27 But when the fourteenth night was

and when sailing was now dangerous, come, as we were driven up and down in The Fase because the fast was now already past, Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemed tenth day or Paul admonished them,

that they drew near to some country; 10 And said unto them, Sirs, I per- 28 And sounded, and found it twenty

ceive that this voyage will be with || hurt fathoms: and when they had gone a little | Or, injury, and much damage, not only of the lading further, they sounded again, and found and ship, but also of our lives.

it fifteen fathoms. 11 Nevertheless the centurion believed 29 Then fearing lest they should have the master and the owner of the ship, fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors more than those things which were spo- out of the stern, and wished for the day. ken by Paul.

30 And as the shipmen were about to 12 | And because the haven was not flee out of the ship, when they had let commodious to winter in, the more part down the boat into the sea, under colonr advised to depart thence also, if by any as though they would have cast anchors means they might attain to Phenice, and out of the foreship, there to winter; which is an haven of 31 Paul said to the centurion and to Crete, and lieth toward the south west the soldiers, Except these abide in the and north west.

ship, ye cannot be saved. 15 And when the south wind blew 52 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes softly, supposing that they had obtained of the boat, and let her fall off. their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed 33 And while the day was coming on, close by Crete.

Paul besought them all to take meat, say14 But not long after there || arose ing, This day is the fourteenth day that against it a tempestuous wind, called Eu- ye have tarried and continued fasting, roclydon.

having taken nothing.
15 And when the ship was caught, 34 Wherefore I pray you to take some
and could not bear up into the wind, we meat: for this is for your health: for
let her drive.

Ethere shall not an hair fall from the
16 And running under a certain island I head of any of you.

the seventh mnontli, Lev. 23. 97, 29.

Or, bent.





1 Sam. 9.
* Matt. 15.

18. Luke 10. 19.

John 6. 2. 1 Tim.4.

cb. 2. 41 7. 14. 2. 13.1. Pet. 3. 20.

e James 5.

De, cut the

f Mark 6. 5. & 7. 32. &

12. 9, 98,

Matt. 15
1 Tim. So

2 Cor. 11.

Paul suffereth shipwreck.


He healeth


discases. 35 And when he had thus spoken, he 5 And he shook off the beast into the took bread, and gave thanks to God in fire, and felt no harm.

presence of them all: and when he had 6 Howbeit they looked when he should Mark 16. Mark & broken it, he began to eat.

have swollen, or fallen down dead sud36 Then were they all of good cheer, denly: but after they had looked a great and they also took some meat.

while, and saw no harm come to him, they 37 And we were in all in the ship two changed their minds, and dsaid that he d eh. 14. 11. hundred threescore and sixteen "souls. was a god.

38 And when they had eaten enough, 7 f In the same quarters were posses-
they lightened the ship, and cast out the sions of the chief man of the island, whose
wheat into the sea.

name was Publius; who received us, and
39 And when it was day, they knew lodged us three days courteously.
not the land: but they discovered a cer- 8 And it came to pass, that the father
tain creek with a shore, into the which of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a
they were minded, if it were possible, to bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in,
thrust in the ship.

and prayed, and 'laid his hands on him, 14, 15, 40 And when they had || taken up the and healed him. schors,tha sit them in anchors, they committed themselves unto 9 So when this was done, others also, 16. 18. Luke * sed, fc. the sea, and loosed the rudder bands, and

which had diseases in the island, came, 11,12. 1Cor. hoised up the mainsail to the wind, and and were healed : made toward shore.

10 Who also honoured us with many
41 And falling into a place where two honours; and when we departed, they &
seas met, "they ran the ship aground; laded us with such things as were neces- 17.
and the forepart stuck fast, and remained sary.
unmoveable, but the hinder part was 11 | And after three months we de- A. D. fine
broken with the violence of the waves. parted in a ship of Alexandria, which had

42 And the soldiers' counsel was to wintered in the isle, whose sign was Cas-
kill the prisoners, lest any of them should tor and Pollux.
swim out, and escape.

12 And landing at Syracuse, we tarried
43 But the centurion, willing to save there three days.
Paul, kept them from their purpose; and

13 And froin thence we fetched a com-
commanded that they which could swim pass, and came to Rhegium: and after
should cast themselves first into the sea, one day the south wind blew, and we
and get to land:

came the next day to Puteoli:
44 And the rest, some on boards, and 14 Where we found brethren, and
some on broken pieces of the ship. And were desired to tarry with them seven
so it came to pass, o that they escaped all days: and so we went toward Rome.
safe to land.

15 And from thence, when the brethren

heard of us, they came to meet us as far
1 Paul after his shipwreck is kindly enter- as Appii forum, and The three taverns:

tained of the barbarians. 5 The viper on whom when Paul saw, he thanked God,
his hand hurteth him not. 8 He healeth and took courage,
many diseases in the island. 11 They de-

16 And when we came to Rome, the
part towards Rome. 17 He declareth io the
Jews the cause of his coming. 24 After his centurion delivered the prisoners to the
preaching some were persuaded, and some captain of the guard: but "Paul was suf- !. ch. 24, 95,
believed not. 30 Yei he preacheth there fered to dwell by himself with a soldier

that kept him. ND when they were escaped, then

it came to pass, that after

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Jews together: and when they were come 2 And the barbarous people shewed together, he said unto them, Men and 1. Col. us no little kindness: for they kindled a brethren, though I have committed no

fire, and received us every one, because of thing against the people, or customs of
the present rain, and because of the our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner k ch. 21. 33.

from Jerusalem into the hands of the
3 [ And when Paul had gathered a Romans.
bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, 18 Who, 'when they had examined me, ch. 22. 24.
there came a viper out of the heat, and would have let me go, because there was 25.& & .
fastened on his hand.

no cause of death in me. 4 And when the barbarians saw the 19 But when the Jews spake against venomous beast hang on his hand, they it, "I was constrained to appeal unto - ch. 25. 11. said among themselves, No doubt this Cesar; not that I had ought to accuse man is a murderer, whom, though he hath my nation of. escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth 20 For this cause therefore have I callnot to live.

ed for you, to see you, and to speak with


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