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say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods : because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection. And they 19 took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is ? For thou bringest certain 20 strange things to our ears; we would know therefore what these things
(For all the Athenians and strangers which were there, spent 21 their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.) Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars-hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, Í 22 perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, 23 and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD.' Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. God that made the world, and all things therein, seeing 24 that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands : neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he need- 25 ed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things: and 26 hath made of one blood all nations of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation ; that they should seek the Lord, if haply they might 27 feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us ; for in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your 28 own poets have said, “ For we are also his offspring. Forasmuch then 29 as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth 30 all men every where to repent : because he hath appointed a day, in the 31 which he will judge the world in righteousness, by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead...
And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked : 32 and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter. So Paul de- 33 parted from among them. Howbeit, certain men clave unto him, and 34 believed : : among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.
AFTER these things, Paul departed from Athens, and 18 Paul departs to Corinth, and associates came to Corinth, and found a certain Jew named Aquila, 2 Priscilla. "Silas and born in Pontus, lately come from Italy with his wife Timothy come from Priscilla, (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews
to depart from Rome,) and came unto them. And be- 3 cause he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought, (for by their occupation they were tent-makers.) . And he reasoned in the 4 synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks. And 5 when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in spirit, and testified to the Jews, that Jesus was Christ. And when 6 they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads: I am clean: froin henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles. And he departed thence, and 7 entered into a certain man's house, named Justus, one that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue. And Crispus, the chief 8 ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house : and many of the Corinthians hearing, believed, and were baptized. Then 9 spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: for I am with thee, and no man shall set on 10 thee, to hurt thee; for I have much people in this city. And he con- 11 tinued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.
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and revisits Antioch.
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goes into Achaia.
And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews 12 made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and
brought him to the judgment-seat, 'saying, This fellow 13 persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law. And when Paul 14 was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong, or wicked lewdness, O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you : but if it be a question of words and names, and of 15 your law, look ye to it: for I will be no judge of such matters. And he 16 drave them from the judgment-seat. Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes, 17 the chief ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment-seat. And Gallio cared for none of those things. Intending to visit
AND Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and 18 Syria, he sails to then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into passes to Cesarea, Syria, and with him Priscilla, and Aquila ; having shorn goes to Jerusalem, his head in Cenchrea : for he had a vow. And he came 19
to Ephesus, and left them there : but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews. When they desired him 20 to tarry longer time with them, he consented not : but bade them fare- 21 well, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus. And when he had landed at Cesarea, and gone up and saluted 22 the church, he went down to Antioch.
AND after he had spent some time there, he de- 23 over Phrygia and parted and went over all the country of Galatia and Minor. A pollos, in- Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples. And a 24 structed at Ephesus, certain Jew, named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an elo
quent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus. This man was instructed in the way of the Lord : and being fervent in 25 the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John. And he began to speak boldly in the syna. 26 gogue : whom, when Aquila and Priscilla' had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly. And 27 when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him : who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace. For he mightily convinced 28 the Jews, and that publicly, showing by the scriptures, that Jesus was Christ.
AND it came to pass, that while Apollos was" at Co-19 Paul again comes to Ephesus. Some of rinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts, came the disciples of John to Ephesus ; and finding certain disciples,' he said unto
2 baptism. Paul works them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye
believed ? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. And he said unto them, Unto what 3 then were ye baptized ? And they said, Unto John's baptism. Then said 4 Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, That they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in 5 the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon 6 them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. ! And all the men were about twelve. 1 And he went 7,8 into the synagogue, and spake boldly' for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God. But 9 when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus. And this continued by 10
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the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks. And God wrought 11 special miracles by the hands of Paul : so that from his body were brought 12 unto the sick, handkerchiefs, or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
THEN certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took 13 orcists punished. upon them to call over them which had evil spirits, the The gospel triumphs. name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus, whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva a Jew, 14 and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and 15 said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in 16 whom the evil spirit was, leaped on them, and overcame them, and
prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus : 17 and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. And many that believed came, and confessed, and showed their deeds. 18 Many also of them which used curious arts, brought their books together, 19 and burned them before all men; and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the word of 20 God, and prevailed.
AFTER these things were ended, Paul purposed in the 21 a great tumult; the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia, and town-clerk quells it. Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome. So he sent into Macedonia two of them 22 that ministered unto him, Timotheus and Erastus; but he himself stayed in Asia for a season. And the same time there arose no small stir about 23 that way. For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which 24 made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen ; whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, 25 Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth : moreover, ye see 26 and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying, That they be no gods which are made with hands. So that not only this our craft is 27 in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia, and the world worshippeth. And when they heard these 28 sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians! And the whole city was filled with confusion : and 29 having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre. And 30 when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not.
And certain of the chief of Asia, which were his friends, sent 31 unto him, desiring him that he would not adventure himself into the theatre. Some therefore cried one thing, and some another : for the 32 assembly was confused, and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together. And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the 33 Jews putting him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have made his defence unto the people. But when they knew 34 that he was a Jew, all with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians! And when the town-clerk had 35 appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter? Seeing then that these things cannot be spoken against, ye ought to be 36 quiet, and to do nothing rashly. For ye have brought hither these men, 37 which are neither robbers of churches, nor yet blasphemers of your god
dess. Wherefore, if Demetrius, and the craftsmen which are with him, 38 have a matter against any man, the law is open, and there are deputies : let them implead one another. But if ye inquire any thing concerning 39 other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly. For we are 40 in danger to be called in question for this day's uproar, there being no cause whereby we may give an account of this concourse. And when 41 he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.
AND after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto him 20 Paul passes through, Macedonia, and re- the disciples, and embraced them, and departed to go into turning to Macedo- Macedonia.
And when he had gone over those parts, 2 nia, he sails from
and had given them much exhortation, he came into Philippi, and comes to Troas. (Here he Greece, 'and there abode three months. And when the 3 restores Eurychus to Jews laid wait for him, as he was about to sail into friends sail to Assos, Syria, he purposed to return through Macedonia. And 4 and to Miletus.
there accompanied him into Asia, Sopater of Berea ; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timotheus; and of Asia, Tychicus, and Trophimus. These going 5 before, tarried for us at Troas. And we sailed away from Philippi, after 6 the days of unleavened bread, and came unto them to Troas in five days; where we abode seven days. And upon the first day of the week, 7 when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, (ready to depart on the morrow) and continued his speech until midnight. And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where 8 they were gathered together. And there sat in a window a certain young 9 man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead. And Paul went down, and fell on him, 10 and embracing him, said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him. When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, 11 and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed. And 12 they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted. And we went before to ship, and sailed unto Assos, there intending to 13 take in Paul: for so had he appointed, minding himself to go afoot. And when he met with us at Assos, we took him in, and came to Mity- 14 lene. And we sailed thence, and came the next day over against 15 Chios; and the next day we arrived at Samos, and tarried at Trogyllium ; and the next day we came to Miletus. For Paul had determined to sail 16 by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost. At Miletus, the
AND from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the 17 Ephesian elders meet elders of the church. And when they were come to him, 18 ately exhorts, and he said unto them, “ Ye know, from the first day that I leaves them in great came into Asia, after what manner I have been with
* you at all seasons, serving the Lord with all humility 19 of mind, and with many tears and temptations, which befell me by the • laying in wait of the Jews, and how I kept back nothing that was 20 ' profitable unto you, but have showed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house, ' testifying both to the Jews, and also to the 21 Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. . And now behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing 22 • the things that shall befall me there : save that the Holy Ghost witness- 23 .eth in every city, saying, that bonds and afflictions abide me. But none 24 • of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so • that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I have • received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. * And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preach- 25
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‘ing the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.
Wherefore I take 26 you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men, 'for I 27 have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Take 28 heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock over the which • the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, • which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that 29 • after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not spar‘ing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking per- 30 verse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch; and 31 remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. And now, brethren, I commend you to 32 God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to
give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. I have 33 . coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel. Yea, ye yourselves know, 34 that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them 'that were with me. I have showed you all things, how that so laboring ye 35 'ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Je
sus, how he said, “ It is more blessed to give than to receive.”! And 36 when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down and prayed with them all. | And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him, 'sor- 37 rowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship.
And it came to pass, that after we were gotten from 27 Jerusalein stops at them, and had launched, we came with a straight course Tyre , at Ptolemais
, unto Coos, and the day following unto Rhodes, and from where he abides with thence unto Patara ; and finding a ship sailing over unto 2 prophesies Paul's Phenicia, we went aboard, and set forth. Now when we 3
had discovered Cyprus, we left it on the left hand, and sailed unto Syria, and landed at Tyre: for there the ship was to unlade her burden. And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who 4 said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem. And when we had accomplished those days, we departed, and went our 5 way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed. And when we had taken our leave one of another, we took ship; and 6 they returned home again. And when we had finished our course 7 from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren, and abode with them one day. And the next day we that were of Paul's company 8 departed, and came unto Cesarea ; and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, which was one of the seven ; and abode with him. And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy. 9 And as we tarried there many days, there came down from Judea a cer- 10 tain prophet, named Agabus. And when he was come unto us, he took 11 Paul's girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles. And 12 when we heard these things, both we, and they of that place, besought him not to go up to Jerusalem. Then Paul answered, What mean ye to 13 weep, and to break my heart ? for I am ready not be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. And when he would 14 not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done. And after those days we took up our carriages, and went up to Jerusalem. 15 There went with us also certain of the disciples of Cesarea, and brought 16 with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an old disciple, with whom we should lodge.