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down the boat into the sea, under col- 2 And the baroarous peope shewed our as though they would have cast us no little kindness: for they kindled anchors out of the foreship,

a fire, and received us every one, be31 Paul said to the centurion and to cause of the present rain, and because the soldiers, Except these abide in the of the cold. ship, ye cannot be saved.

3 And when Paul had gathered a bun32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes dle of sticks, and laid them ou the fire, of the boat, and let her fall off.

there came a viper out of the heat, and 33 A od while the day was coming on, fastened on his hand. Paul besought them all to take meat, 4 And when the barbarians saw the saying, This day is the fourteenth day venomous beast hang on his hand, they that ye have tarried and continued said among themselves, No doubt this fasting, having taken nothing.

man is a murderer, whom, though he 34 Wherefore I pray you to take some hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance meat: for this is for your health: for suffereth not to live. there shall not an hair fall from the 5 And he shook off the beast into the head of any of you.

fire, and felt no harm. 35 And when he had thus spoken, he 6 Howbeit they looked when he should took bread, and gave thanks to God in have swollen, or fallen down dead sud. presence of them all: and when he had denly but after they had looked a broken il, he began to eat.

great while, and saw no harm come to 36 Then were they all of good cheer, him, they changed their minds, and and they also took some meat.

said that he was a god. 37 And we were in all in the ship two 7 In the same quarters were posses. hundred threescore and sixteen souls. sions of the chief man of the island,

38 And when they had eaten enough, whose name was Publius; who re. they lightened the ship, and cast out ceived us, and lodged us three days the wheat into the sea.

courteously. 39 And when it was day, they knew 8 And it came to pass, that the father not the land: but they discovered a of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a certain creek with a shore, into the bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, which they were minded, if it were and prayed, and laid his hands on him, possible, to thrust in the ship.

and healed him. 40 And when they had taken up the 9 So when this was done, others nso, anchors, they committed themselves which had diseases in the island, came, unto the sea, and loosed the rudder- and were healed : bands, and hoised up the mainsail to 10 Who also honoured us with many the wind, and made toward shore. honours; and when we departed, they

41 And falling into a place where two laded us with such things as were reseas met, they ran the ship aground; cessary. and the forepart stuck fast, and re- 11 And after three months we de. mained unmoveable, bu: the hinder parted in a ship of Alexandria, which part was broken with the violence of bad wintered in the isle, whose sign the waves.

was Castor and Pollux. 42 And the soldiers' counsel was to 12 And landing at Syracuse, we tar. kill the prisoners, lest any of them ried there three days. should swim out, and escape.

13 And from thence we fetched a 43 But the centurion, willing to save compass, and came to Rhegium: and Paul, kept them from their purpose ; after one day the south wind blew, and and commanded that they which could we came the next day to Puteoli: swim should cast themselves first into 14 Where we found brethren, and the sea, and get to land :

were desired to tarry with them seven 44 Ard the rest, some on boards, and days: and so we went toward Rome. some on broken pieces of the ship. And 15 And from thence, when the brethso it came to pass, that they escaped ren heard of us, they came to meet tis all safe to land.

as far as Appii-forum, and The Three CHAP. XXVIII.

Taverns: whom when Paul saw, he 1 Paul after his shipwreck is kindly en. thanked God, and took courage.

tertained of the barbarians. 5 The 16 And when we came to Rome, the viper on his hand hurleth him not. centurion delivered the prisoners to B He healeth many diseases in the the captain of the guard: but Paul was island. 11 They depart towards Rome. suffered to dwell by himself with a 17 He declareth to the Jews the cause soldier that kept him. of his coming. 24 After his proach. 17 And it came to pass, that after ing some were persuaded, and some three days Paul called the chief of the believed not. 30 Ya he preacheth there Jews together; and when they were two years.

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man, whosoever thou that 19 Because that which may be known judgest: for wherein thou judgest an. of God is manifest in them; for God other, thou condemnest thyself; for thou hath shewed it unto them.

that judgest doest the same things. 20 For the invisible things of him 2 But we are sure that the judgment from the creation of the world are of God is according to truth against clearly seen, being understood by the them which commit such things. things that are made, even his eternal 3 And thinkest thou this, Oman, that power and Godhead; so that they are judgest them which do such things, and without excuse :

doest the same, that thou shalt escape 21 Because that, when they knew the judgment of God? God, they glorified him not as God, 4 Or despisest thou the riches of his neither were thankful; but became goodness and forbearance and long-survain in their imaginations, and their sering; not knowing that the goodness foolish heart was darkened.

of God leadeth thee to repentance ? 22 Professing themselves to be wise, 5 But after tny hardness and impeni. they became fools,

tent heart, treasurest up unto thyself 23 And changed the glory of the un- wrath against the day of wrath, and recorruptible God into an image made velation of the righteous judgment of like to corruptible man, and tobirds, and God; four-footed beasts, and creeping things.

6 Who will render to every man ac24 Wherefore God also gave them up cording to his deeds: to uncleanness through the lusts of 7 To them who by patient continutheir own hearts, to dishonour their ance in well-doing seek for glory and own bodies between themselves : honour and immortality, eternal life:

25 Who changed the truth of God 8 But unto them that are contentious, into a lie, and worshipped and served and do not obey the truth, but obey unthe creature more than the Creator, righteousness, indignation and wrath, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every 26 For this cause God gave them up soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew unto vile affections: for even their first, and also of the Gentile; women did change the natural use into 10 But glory, honour, and peace, to that which is against nature :

every man that worketh good, to the 27 And likewise also the men, leaving Jew first, and also to the Gentile : the natural use of the woman, burned 11 For there is no respect of persons in their lust one toward another; men with God. with men working that which is un- 12 For as many as have sinned with. seemly, and receiving in themselves out law shall also perish without law : that recompense of their error which and as many as have sinned in the law was meet.

shall be judged by the law; 28 And even as they did not like to 13 (For not the hearers of the law retain God in their knowledge, God gave are just before God, but the doers of them over to a reprobate mind, to do the law shall be justified. those things which are not convenient; 14 For when the Gentiles, which have

29 Being filled with all uurighteous- not the law, do by nature the things ness, fornication, wickedness, covetous-contained in the law, these, having not nens, maliciousness; full of envy, mur- the law, are a law unto themselves: der, debate, deceit, malignity; whis- 15 Which shew the work of the law perers,

written in their hearts, their conscience 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despite also bearing witness, and their thoughts ful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil the mean while accusing or else excus. things, chisobedient to parents,

ing one another); 31 Without understanding, covenant- 16 In the day when God shall judge breakers, without natural affection, im- the secrets of men by Jesus Christ acplacable, unmerciful :

cording to my gospel. 32 Who knowing the judgment of 17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and God, that they which commit such restest in the law, and makest thy boast things are worthy of death, not only of God, do the saine, but have pleasure in 18 And knowest his will, and approf. them that do them.

est the things that are more excellent. CHAP. II.

being instructed out of the law;
1 They that sin, though they condemn 19 And art confident that thou tby

it in others, cannul ercuse themselves, self art a guide of the blind, a light of
6 and much less escape the judgment of them which are in darkness,
God, 9 whether they be Jews or Gen. 20 An instructor of the foolish, a
tiles. 14 The Gentiles cannot escape, teacher of babes, which hast the form of
17 nor yet the Jews, 25 whom their knowledge and of the truth in the law.
circumcision shall not profit, if they 21 Thou therefore which teachest an.
keep not the law.

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