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him tidings came unto the chiel cap- the brethren, and went to Damascus, tain of the band, that all Jerusalein to bring them which were there bound was in ou uproar.
unto Jerusalem, for to be punished. 32 Who iinmediately took soldiers 6 And it came to pass, that, as I and ceulurions, and ran down unto made my journey, and was come high them: aud when they saw the chier unto Damascus about noon, suddenly captain and the soldiers, they left beat there shone from heaven a great light 1x of Paul.
round about me. 33 Then the chief captain came near, 7 And I fell unto the ground, and and took him, and commanded hiin to heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, be bound with two chaius; and de- Saul, why persecutest thou me? manded who he was, and what he had 8 And i answered, Who art thou, done.
Lord? And he said unto ine, I am 34 And some cried one thing, some Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou perseanother, among the multitude: and cutest. when he could not know the certainty 9 And they that were with me saw for the tuinult, he commanded hiin to indeed the light, and were afraid ; but be carried into the castle.
they heard not the voice of him that 33 And whru he came upon the stairs, spake to me. so it was, that he was borne of the sol. 10 And I said, What shall I do, diers for violence of the people. Lord? And the Lord said unto me, 36 For the multitude of the people Arise, and go into Damascus; and followed after, crying, Away with him. there it shall be told thee of all things
37 And as Paul was to be led into which are appointed for thee to do. the castle, he said unto the chief cap- 11 And when I could not see for the tain, May I speak unto thee? Who glory of that light, being led by the sand, Canst thou speak Greek?
hand of them that were with me, I 30 Art not thou that Egyptian, which came into Damascus. before these days madest an uproar, and 12 And one Ananias, a devout man leddest out into the wilderness four according to the law, having a good rethousand men that were murderers ? port of all the Jews which dwelt there,
39 But Paul said, I am a man which 13 Caine unto me, and stood, and am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a said unto me, Brother Saul, receive citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech thy sight. And the same hour I looked thee, Huffer me to speak unto the people. up upon him.
40 And when he had given him li. 14 And he said, The God of our cense, Paul stood on the stairs, and fathers hath chosen thee, that thou beckoned with the hand unto the peo-shouldest know his will, and see that ple. And when there was made a great Just One, and shouldest hear the voice silence, he speak unto them in the He- of his mouth. brew tougue, saying,
15 For thou shall be his witness unto CHAP. XXII.
all men of what thou hast seen and 1 Paul declareth at large, how he was heard.
converted to the faith, 17 and called 16 And now why tarriest thou ? arise, to his apostleship. 22 All the very and be baptized, and wash away thy mentioning of the Gentics, the peo- sins, calling on the name of the Lord. ple erclaim on him, 24 He should 17 And it came to pass, that, when have been scourgel, 25 but claum- I was come again to Jerusalem, even ing the privilege of a Roman, he while I prayed in the temple, I was escapek.
in a trance ; MEX brethren, and fathers, hear 18 And saw him saying unto me, ye my
Make haste, and get thee quickly out uuto you.
of Jerusalem: for they will not receive 2 (And when they heard that he thy testimony concerning me. spake in the liehrew tongue to them, 19 And I said, Lord, they know that they kept the more silence: and he I imprisoned, and beat in every syna. saith),
gogue them that believed on thee : 3 1 an verily a man rolich am a Jew, 20 And when the blood of thy mar. boru in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet tyr Stephen was shed, I also was stand. brought up in this city at the feet of ing by, and consenting unto his death, Gamalel, and taught according to the and kept the raiment of them that slew perfect manner of the law of the fa- him. thery, and was Zealous toward God, as 21 And he said unto me, Depart; ye all are this day.
for I will send thee far bence unto the 4 And I persecuted this way unto Gentiles. the death, binding and delivering into 22 And they gave him audience un. prinous both men and womea.
to this word, and then lifted up their 6 As also the high priest doth bear me voices, and said, Away with such a witness, and all the t'state of the elders: fellow from the earth for it is not 01 from whom also I received letters unto I that he should live.
killed him: and now are they ready, Tertullug began to accuse him, saying, looking for a promise from thee. Seeing that by thee we enjoy great
22 So the chief captain then let the quietness, and that very worthy deedo young man depart, and charged him, ure done unto this nation by thy pror. See thou tell no man that thou hast idence, shewed these things to me.
3 We accept it always, and in all 23 And be called uuto him two cen places, most noble Felix, with all turious, saying, Make ready two hun. thankfulness. dred soldiers to go to Cesarea, and 4 Notwithstanding, that I be not horsemen threrscore and tell, and further tedious unto thee, I pray thee spearmen two hundred, at the third that thou wouldest hear us of thy hour of the night;
cleinency a few words. 24 And provide them beasts, that they 5 For we have found this man e pes. may set Paul on, and bring him safe tilent fellow, and a mover of sedition unto Felix the governor.
among all the Jews throughout the 25 And he wrote a letter after this world, aud a ring leader of the sect of manner:
the Nazarenes: 26 Claudius Lysias unto the most 6 Who also hath gone about to pro. excellent goveruor Felix sendeth greel fane the temple: whom we look, and ing.
would have judged according to our 27 This man was taken of the Jews, law. and should have been killed of thein : 7 But the chief captain Lysias came then came with an army, and rescued upon us, and with great violence took him, having understood that he was a him away out of our hands, Roman.
8 Commanding his accusers to come 28 And when I would have known unto thee: by examining of whom thy. the cause wherefore they accused him, self mayest lake knowledge of all these I brought him forth into their council: things, whereof we accuse him.
29 Whom I perceived to be accused 9 And the Jews also assented, saying, of questions of their law, but to have that these things were so. nothing laid to his charge worthy of 10 Then Paul, after that the gover. death or of bonds.
nor had beckoned unto him to speak, 30 And when it was told me how answered, Forasmuch as I know ibat that the Jews laid wait for the man, thou hast been of many years a judge I sent straight way to thee, and gave unto this nation, I do the more cheercommandinent to his accusers also to fully answer for myself: say before thee what they had against 11 Because that thou mayest undernim. Farewell.
stand, that there are yet but twelve 31 Then the soldiers, as it was com- days since I went up to Jerusalem for manded them, took Paul, and brought to worship. him by night to Antipatris.
12 And they neither found me in the 32 On the morrow they left the horse-temple disputing with any man, nei. men to go with him, and returned to ther raising up the people, neither in the castle :
the synagoyues, uor in the city: 33 Who, when they came to Cesa- 13 Neither can they prove the things rea, and delivered the epistle to the whereof they now accuse ine. governor, presented Paul also before 14 But this I confess unto thee, that him.
after the way which they call heresy, 34 And when the governor had read so worship I the God of my fathers, the letter, he asked of what province he believing all things which are written was. And when he understood that in the law and in the prophets : he was of Cilicia;
15 And have hope toward God, which 35 I will hear thee, said he, when they themselves also allow, that there thine accusers are also come. Aud he shall be resurrection of the dead, commanded him to be kept in Herod's both of the just and unjust, judgment-hall.
16 And herrin do I exercise mysell, CHAP. XXIV.
to have always a conscience void of 1 Paul being accused by Tertullus the offence toward God, and toward men.
orator, 10 ansuereth for his hfe and 17 Now after mauy years I came to dortrine. 24 He preacheth Christ to bring alms to my nation, and offerings the governor and his wife. 26 The 18 Whereupon certain Jews from Rovernor hopeth fur a bribe, but in pain. Asia found me purified in the te. 27 At last, going out of his office, he ple, neither with mulutude, nor with leaveth Paul in prison.
ND after five daye Ananias the 19 Who ought to have been here be
high priest desretried with the fore thee, aud object, if they had aught elders, and with a certain crator named against me. Tertullus, who informed the governor 20 Or else let these same here say, If against Paul.
they have found any evil-doing in me, 2 And when he was called fortb. while I stood before the council
and all men which are here present 11 And I punished them off in every with us, ye see this man, about whom synagogue, and compelled them to blasall the multitude of the Jews have pheme; and being exceedingly mad dealt with me, both at Jerusalem, and against them, I persecuted them even also here, crying that he ought not to unto strange cities. live any longer.
12 Where upon as I went to Damas. 25 But when I found that he had cus with authority and commission committed nothing worthy of death, from the chief priests, and that he himself hath appealed to 13 At mid-day, o king, I saw in the Augustus, I have determined to send way a light from heaven, above the him.
brightness of the sun, shining round 26 or whom I have no certain thing about me and them which journeyed to write unto my lord. Wherefore I with me. have brought hiin forth before you, 14 And when we were all fallen to and specially before thee, Oking Agrip- the earth, I heard a voice speaking pa, that, after examination had, I unto me, and saying in the Hebrew might have somewhat to write.
tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest 27 Forit seemeth to me unreasonable thou ine? it is hard for thee to kick to send a prisoner, and not withal to against the pricks. signify the crimes laid against him. 15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord ? CHAP. XXVI.
And he said, I am Jesus whom thou 2 Paul, in the presence of Agrippa, de persecutest.
clareth his life from his childhood, 16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: 12 and how miraculously he was for I have appeared unto thee for this converted, and culled to his apostle- purpose, to make thee a minister and ship. 21 Festus chargeth him to be a witness both of these things which mal, whereunto he answereth mod. thou hast seen, and of those things in estly. 28 Agrippa is almost per the which I will appear unto thee; suaded to be a Christian. 31 The 17 Delivering thee from the people, whole company pronounce him inno- and from the Gentiles, unto whom now cent.
I send thee, WHEN Agrippa said unto Paul, 18 To open their eyes, and to turn
Thou art permitted to speak for them from darkness to light, and from thysell. Then Paul stretched forth the power of Satan unto God, that they the hand, and answered for himsell : may receive forgiveness of sins, and 2 I think myself happy, king Agrippa, inheritance among them which are because I shall answer for myself this sanctified by faith that is in me. day before thee touching all the things 19 Whereupon, o king Agrippa, I whereof I am accused of the Jews : was not disobedient unto the heavenly
3 Especially because I know thee to be vision : expert in all customs and questions 20 But shewed first unto them of Da. which are among the Jews: wherefore mascus, and at Jerusalem, and through. I beseech thee to hear me patiently. out all the coasts of Judea, and then to
4 My manner of life from my youth, the Gentiles, that they should repent which was at the first ainong mine own and turn to God, and do works meet vation at Jerusalem,know all the Jews; for repentance.
5 Which knew me from the begin- 21 For these causes the Jews caught ning, (if they would testify,) that after me in the temple, and went about to the inost straitest sect of our religion kill me. I lived a Pharisee.
22 Having therefore obtained help of 6 And now I stand and am judged for God, I continue unto this day, witnessing the hope of the promise made of God both to small and great, saying none oth unto our fathers :
er things than those which the proph. 7 Uuto which promise our twelve ets and Moses did say should come: tribes, instantly serving God day and 23 That Christ should suffer, and that night, hope to come. For which hope's he should be the first that should rise sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of from the dead, and should show light the Jews.
unto the people, and to the Gentiles. Why should it be thought a thing 21 And as he thus spakt for himsell, incredible with you, that God should Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, raise the dead ?
thou art beside thyself; much learn. 9 I verily thought with myeell, that ing doth make thee mad. I ought to do many things contrary to 2. But he said, I am not mad, most the name of Jesus or Nazareth.
noble entus; but speak forth the 10 Which thing I also did in Jeru. words of truth and soberness. salem: and many of the saints did I 26 For the king knoweth of these shut up in prison, having received au- things, before whom also I speak free thority froin the chier priests, and ly : for I am persuaded that none of when they were put to death, I gave these things are bidden from bita, for my voice against them.
this thing was not done in a coruer.