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in sailing toward Rome.

CHAP. XXVII. He foretelleth a shipwreck. were come over against Cnidus, tain island which is called Clauthe wind not suffering us, we da, we had much work to come sailed under Crete, over against by the boat: Salmone :

17 Which when they had 8 And hardly passing it, came taken up, they used helps, ununto a place which is called, dergirding the ship; and fearThe Fair Havens ; nigh where- ing lest they should fall into unto was the city of Lasea. the quicksands, strake sail, and

9 Now, when much time was so were driven. spent, and when sailing was 18 And we being excee lingly now dangerous, because the fast tossed with a tempest, the next was now already past, Paul ad-day they lightened the ship; monished them,

19 And the third day we cast 10 And said unto them, Sirs, out with our own hands the I perceive that this voyage will tackling of the ship. be with hurt and much damage,

20 And when neither sun nor not only of the lading and ship, stars in many days appeared, but also of our lives.

and no small tempest lay on 11 Nevertheless, the centurion us, all hope that we should be believed the master and the saved was then taken away. owner of the ship more than 21 But after long abstinence, those things which were spoken Paul stood forth in the midst by Paul.

of them, and said, Sirs, ye 12 And because the haven should have hearkened unto me, was not commodious to winter and not have loosed from Crete, in, the more part advised to and to have gained this harm depart thence also, if by any and loss. means they might attain to 22 And now I exhort you to Phenice, and there to winter; be of good cheer: for there shall which is an haven of Crete, and be no loss of any man's life lieth toward the south-west and among you, but of the ship. north-west.

23 For there stood by me this 13 And when the south wind night the angel of God, whose blew softly, supposing that they I am, and whom I serve, had obtained their purpose, loos- 24 Saying, Fear not, Paul ; ing thence, they sailed close by thou must be brought before Crete.

Cesar : and lo, God hath given 14 But not long after there thee all them that sail with arose against it a tempestuous thee. wind, called Euroclydon. 25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good

15 And when the ship was cheer : for I believe God, that it caught, and could not bear up shall be even as it was told me. into the wind, we let her drive. 26 Howbeit, we must be cast 16 And running under a cer- upon a certain island.

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They are tossed with tempest,

yet all come safe to land. 27 But when the fourteenth 36 Then were they all of good night was come, as we were cheer, and they also took some driven up and down in Adria, meat. about midnight the shipmen

the shipmen 37 And we were in all in the deemed that they drew near to ship two hundred threescore and some country;

sixteen souls. 28 And sounded, and found 38 And when they had eaten it twenty fathoms : and when enough, they lightened the ship, they had gone a little further, and cast out the wheat into the they sounded again, and found sea. it fifteen fathoms.

39 And when it was day, they 29 Then fearing lest they knew not the land: but they should have fallen upon rocks, discovered a certain creek with they cast four anchors out of the a shore, into the which they stern, and wished for the day. were minded, if it were possi

30 And as the shipmen were ble, to thrust in the ship. about to flee out of the ship, 40 And when they had taken when they had let down the up the anchors, they commitboat into the sea, under colour ted themselves unto the sea, and as though they would have cast loosed the rudder-bands, and anchors out of the foreship, hoisted up the mainsail to the

31 Paul said to the centurion, wind, and made toward shore. and to the soldiers, Except 41 And falling into a place these abide in the ship, ye can- where two seas met, they ran not be saved.

the ship aground; and the fore32 Then the soldiers cut off part stuck fast, and remained the ropes of the boat, and let unmoveable, but the hinder part her fall off

was broken with the violence of 33 And while the day was the waves. coming on, Paul besought them 42 And the soldiers' counsel all to take meat, saying, This was to kill the prisoners, lest day is the fourteenth day that any of them should swim out, ye have tarried, and continued and escape. fasting, having taken nothing 43 But the centurion, willing

34 Wherefore I pray you to to save Paul, kept them from take some meat ; for this is for their purpose, and commanded your health : for there shall not that they which could swim, an hair fall from the head of should cast themselves first into any of you.

the sea, and get to land : 35 And when he bad thus 44. And the rest, some spoken, he took bread, and gave boards, and some

boards, and some on broken thanks to God in presence of pieces of the ship. And so it them all; and when he had came to pass, that they escabroken it, he began to eat. ped all safe to land.

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The viper on Paul's hand. CHAP. XXVIII.

His arrival at Rome. CHAP. XXVIII.

the father of Publius lay sick

of a fever, and of a bloody-flux: | Paul after his shipwreck is kindly entertained of the barbarians. 5 The viper on to whom Paul entered in, and his hand hurteth him not. 8 He healeth many diseases in the island. "11 They de prayed, and laid his hands on part towards Rome. 17. He declareth to him, and healed him. the Jews the cause of his coming. 24 After

9 So when this was done, his preaching some were persuaded, and some believed not. 30 Yet he preacheth there two others also which had diseases

in the island, came, and were AND, when they were esca: healed: ,

10 Who also honoured us the island was called Melita.

with many honours; and when 2 And the barbarous people we departed, they laded us shewed us no little kindness : with such things as were nefor they kindled a fire, and re- cessary. ceived us every one, because of 11 And after three months the present rain, and because of we departed in a ship of Alex the cold.

andria, which had wintered in 3 And when Paul had gather- the isle, whose sign was Castor ed a bundle of sticks, and laid and Pollux. them on the fire, there came a

a 12 And landing at Syracuse, viper out of the heat, and fast- we tarried there three days. ened on his hand.

13 And from thence we fetch4 And when the barbarians ed a compass, and came to Rhesaw the venomous beast hang gium: and after one day the on his hand, they said among south wind blew, and we came themselves, No doubt this man the next day to Puteoli : is a murderer, whom, though 14 Where we found brethren, he hath escaped the sea, yet and were desired to tarry with vengeance suffereth not to live. them seven days : and so we

5 And he shook off the beast went toward Rome. into the fire, and felt no harm. 15 And from thence, when

6 Howbeit, they looked when the brethren heard of us, they he should have swollen, or fallen came to meet us as far as Apdown dead suddenly: but after pii-forum, and The Three Tavthey had looked a great while, erns; whom when Paul saw, and saw no harm come to him, he thanked God, and took courthey changed their minds, and age. said that he was a god.

16 And when we came to 7 In the same quarters were Rome, the centurion delivered possessions of the chief man of the prisoners to the captain of the island, whose name was Pub- the guard: but Paul was suflius ; who received us, and lodg-fered to dwell by himself, with ed us three days courteously. a soldier that kept him. 8 And it came to pass, that 17 And it came to pass, that

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THE ACTS. at Rome for two whole years, after three days, Paul called the", and out of the prophets, from chief of the Jews together. And morning till evening when they were come together, 24 And some believed the he said unto them, Men and things which were spoken, and brethren, though I have com- some believed not. mitted nothing against the peo- 25 And when they agreed ple, or customs of our fathers, not among themselves, they yet was I delivered prisoner departed, after that Paul had from Jerusalem into the hands spoken one word, Well spake of the Romans:

the Holy Ghost by Esaias the 18 Who when they had ex- prophet unto our fathers, amined me, would have let me 26 Saying, Go unto this

peogo, because there was no cause ple, and say, Hearing ye shall of death in me.

hear, and shall not understand; 19 But when the Jews spake and seeing ye shall see, and not against it, I was constrained to perceive. appeal unto Cesar; not that I 27 For the heart of this peohad aught to accuse my nation ple is waxed gross, and their of.

ears are dull of hearing, and 20 For this cause therefore their eyes have they closed; have I called for you, to see you, lest they should see with their and to speak with you : because eyes, and hear with their ears, that for the hope of Israel I am and understand with their bound with this chain.

heart, and should be convert21 And they said unto him, ed, and I should heal them. We neither received letters out 28 Be it known therefore unof Judea concerning thee, nei- to you, that the salvation of ther any of the brethren that God is sent unto the Gentiles, came shewed or spake any harm and that they will hear it. of thee.

29 And when he had said 22 But we desire to hear of these words, the Jews departed, thee, what thou thinkest: for as and had great reasoning among concerning this sect, we know themselves. that every where it is spoken 30 And Paul dwelt two whole against

years in his own hired house, 23 And when they had ap- and received all that came in pointed him a day, there came unto him, many to him into his lodging: 31 Preaching the kingdom of to whom he expounded and tes-God, and teaching those things tified the kingdom of God, per- which concern the Lord Jesus suading them concerning Jesus, Christ, with all confidence, no both out of the law of Moses, man forbidding him.

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1 Paul commendeth his calling to the Romans, have a prosperous journey by

means now at length I might his gospel is, and the righteousness which the will of God) to come unto it sherdeth. 18 God is angry with all manner of sin. 21 What were the sins of the Gen- you.

11 For I long to see you, that , a servant of Jesus I may impart unto you some Christ, called to be an spiritual gift, to the end ye may apostle, separated unto the gos- be established; pel of God,

12 That is, that I may be 2 (Which he had promised comforted together with you, by afore by his prophets in the the mutual faith both of you holy scriptures) 3 Concerning his Son Jesus 13 Now I would not have you Christ our Lord, which was ignorant, brethren, that oftenmade of the seed of David ac- times I purposed to come unto cording to the flesh;

you (but was let hitherto) that 4 And declared to be the Son I might have some fruit among of God with power, according you also, even as among other to the spirit of holiness, by the Gentiles. resurrection from the dead : 14 I am debtor both to the

5 By whom we have received Greeks, and to the Barbarians grace and apostleship, for obe- both to the wise, and to the dience to the faith among all unwise. nations, for his name:

15 So, as much as in me is, I 6 Among whom are ye also am ready to preach the gospel the called of Jesus Christ: to you that are at Rome also.

ng To all that be in Rome, 16 For I am not ashamed of beloved of God, called to be the gospel of Christ: for it is saints: Grace to you, and peace the power of God unto salvation from God our Father, and the to every one that believeth; to Lord Jesus Christ.

the Jew first, and also to the 8 First, I thank my God Greek. through Jesus Christ for you 17 For therein is the righteall, that

your faith is spoken of ousness of God revealed from throughout the whole world. faith to faith: as it is written,

9 For God is my witness, The just shall live by faith. whom I serve with my spirit 18 For the wrath of God is in the gospel of his Son, that revealed from heaven against without ceasing I make mention all ungodliness, and unrighteof you always in my prayers. ousness of men, who hold the 10 Making request (if by any truth in unrighteousness.

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