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Paul preacheth at Berea,

and at Athens. decrees of Cesar, saying, that was stirred in him, when he there is another king, one Jesus. saw the city wholly given to

8 And they troubled the idolatry. people, and the rulers of the 17 Therefore disputed he in city, when they heard these the synagogue with the Jews, things.

and with the devout persons, 9 And when they had taken and in the market daily with security of Jason and of the them that met with him. other, they let them go.

18 Then certain philosophers 10 And the brethren im- of the Epicureans, and of the mediately sent away Paul and Stoics, encountered him. And Silas by night unto Berea: who some said, What will this coming thither, went into the babbler say? other some, He synagogue of the Jews.

seemeth to be a setter forth of 11 These were more noble strange gods: because he preachthan those in Thessalonica, in ed unto them Jesus, and the that they received the word resurrection. with all readiness of mind, and 19 And they took him, and searched the scriptures daily, brought him unto Areopagus, whether those things were so. saying, May we know what this

12 Therefore many of them new doctrine, whereof thou believed; also of honourable speakest, is? women which were Greeks, and 20 For thou bringest certain of men not a few.

strange things to our ears; we 13 But when the Jews of would know therefore what these Thessalonica had knowledge things mean. that the word of God was 21 (For all the Athenians preached of Paul at Berea, they and strangers which were there, came thither also, and stirred up spent their time in nothing else, the people.

but either to tell, or to hear 14 And then immediately some new thing.) the brethren sent away Paul, to 22 | Then Paul stood in the go as it were to the sea : but midst of Mars-hill, and said, Silas and Timotheus abode there Ye men of Athens, I

perceive still.

that in all things ye are too 15 And they that conducted superstitious. Paul brought him unto Athens : 23 For as I passed by, and and receiving a commandment beheld your devotions, I found unto Silas and Timotheus for an altar with this inscription, to come to him with all speed, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. they departed.

Whom therefore ye ignorantly 16 1 Now, while Paul waited worship, him declare I unto for them at Athens, his spirit you.

27 That they should seek A FTER these things, Paul

He reproveth their idolatry. CHAP. XVIII. His preaching at Corinth.

24 God that made the world, 32 4 And when they heard of and all things therein, seeing the resurrection of the dead, that he is Lord of heaven and some mocked : and others said, earth, dwelleth not in temples We will hear thee again of this made with hands;

matter. 25 Neither is worshipped 33 So Paul departed from with men's hands, as though he among them. needed any thing, seeing he 34 Howbeit, certain men giveth to all life, and breath, clave unto him, and believed: and all things;

among the which was Dionysius 26 And hath made of one the Areopagite, and a woman blood all nations of men for to named Damaris, and others with dwell on all the face of the them. earth, and hath determined the

CHAP. XVIII. times before appointed, and the Paul accused before Gallio. bounds of their habitation;

departed from Athens, and the Lord, if haply they might came to Corinth ; feel after him, and find him, 2 And found a certain Jew though he be not far from every named Aquila, born in Pontus, one of us :

lately come from Italy, with his 28 For in him we live, and wife Priscilla, (because that move, and have our being; as Claudius had commanded all certain also of your own poets Jews to depart from Rome) and have said, For we are also his came unto them. offspring

3 And because he was of the 29 Forasmuch then as we same craft, he abode with them, are the offspring of God, we and wrought, (for by their occuought not to think that the God-pation they were tent-makers.) head is like unto gold, or silver, 4 And he reasoned in the or stone, graven by art and synagogue every sabbath, and man's device.

persuaded the Jews and the 30 And the times of this ig- Greeks. norance God winked at; but 5 And when Silas and Timonow commandeth all men every theus were come from Macewhere to repent:

donia, Paul was pressed in the 31 Because he hath appointed spirit, and testified to the Jews, a day, in the which he will that Jesus was Christ. judge the world in righteousness, 6 And when they opposed by that man whom he hath or- themselves, and blasphemed, he dained: whereof he hath given shook his raiment, and said assurance unto all men, in that unto them, Your blood be upon he hath raised him from the dead. your own heads: I am clean :

Paul accused before Gallio.

THE ACTS, He confirmeth the disciples. from henceforth I will go unto law, look ye to it: for I will be the Gentiles.

no judge of such matters. 7 And he departed thence, 16 And he drave them from and entered into a certain the judgment-seat. man's house, named Justus, one 17 Then all the Greeks took that worshipped God, whose Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the house joined hard to the syna- synagogue, and beat him begogue.

fore the judgment-seat. And 8 And Crispus, the chief Gallio cared for none of those ruler of the synagogue, believed things. on the Lord with all his house: 18 | And Paul after this tarand many of the Corinthians ried there yet a good while, and hearing, believed, and were then took his leave of the brethbaptized.

ren, and sailed thence into Syria, Ộ Then spake the Lord to and with him Priscilla, and Paul in the night by a vision, Aquila ; having shorn his head Be not afraid, but speak and in Cenchrea: for he had a vow. hold not thy peace;

19 And he came to Ephesus, 10 For I am with thee, and and left them there: but he no man shall set on thee, to himself entered into the. synahurt thee: for I have much gogue, and reasoned with the people in this city.

11 And he continued there 20 When they desired him to a year and six months, teach- tarry longer time with them, he ing the word of God among consented not: them.

21 But bade them farewell, 12 | And when Gallio was saying, I must by all means keep the deputy of Achaia, the Jews this feast that cometh in Jerumade insurrection with one ac- salem : but I will return again cord against Paul, and brought unto you, if God will. And he him to the judgment-seat,

sailed from Ephesus. 13 Saying, This fellow per

22 And when he had landed suadeth men to worship God at Cesarea, and gone up and contrary to the law.

saluted the church, he went 14 And when Paul was now down to Antioch. about to open his mouth, Gallio 23 And after he had spent said unto the Jews, If it were some time there, he departed a matter of wrong, or wicked and went over all the country of lewdness, O ye Jews, reason Galatia and Phrygia in order, would that I should bear with strengthening all the disciples. you:

24 T And certain Jew, 15 But if it be a question of named Apollos, born at Alexanwords and names, and of your dria, an eloquent man, and



Apollos preacheth Christ. CHAP. XIX. Paul preacheth at Ephesus. mighty in the scriptures, came 4 Then said Paul, John to Ephesus.

verily baptized with the baptism 25 This man was instructed of repentance, saying unto the in the way of the Lord : and people, that they should believe being fervent in the spirit, he on him which should come spake and taught diligently the after him, that is, on Christ things of the Lord, knowing Jesus. only the baptism of John. 5 When they heard this, they

26 And he began to speak were baptized in the name of boldly in the synagogue: Whom, the Lord Jesus. when Aquilla and Priscilla had 6 And when Paul had laid heard, they took him unto them, his hands upon them, the Holy and expounded unto him the Ghost came on them; and they way of God more perfectly. spake with tongues, and pro

27 And when he was dis-phesied. posed to pass into Achaia, the

7 And all the men brethren wrote, exhorting the about twelve. disciples to receive him : who, 8 And he went into the when he was come, helped them synagogue, and spake boldly for much which

which had believed the space of three months, through grace.

disputing and persuading the 28 For he mightily convinced things concerning the kingdom the Jews, and that publicly, shew- of God. ing by the scriptures, that Jesus 9 But when divers were was Christ.

hardened, and believed not, but CHAP. XIX.

spake evil of that way before The Holy Ghost given by Paul. the multitude, he departed from AND it came to pass, that them, and separated the disci

at ples, disputing daily in the Corinth, Paul having passed school of one Tyrannus. through the upper coasts, came 10 And this continued by to Ephesus; and finding certain the space of two years; so disciples,

that all they which dwelt in 2 He said unto them, Have Asia heard the word of the ye received the Holy Ghost Lord Jesus, both Jews and since ye believed ? And they Greeks. said unto him, We have not so 11 And God wrought special much as heard whether there miracles by the hands of be any Holy Ghost.

Paul: 3 And he said unto them, 12 So that from his body Unto what then were ye bap-were brought unto the sick tized? And they said, Unto handkerchiefs, or aprons, and John's baptism.

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The Jewish exorcists.

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the and the evil spirits went out of spirit, when he had passed them.

through Macedonia, and Achaia, 13 | Then certain of the to go to Jerusalem, saying, After vagabond Jews, exorcists, took I have been there, I must also upon them to call over them see Rome. which had evil spirits, the name 22 So he sent into Macedonia of the Lord Jesus, saying, We two of them that ministered unto adjure you by Jesus whom Paul him, Timotheus and Erastus; preacheth.

but he himself stayed in Asia for 14 And there were seven a season. sons of one Sceva a Jew, and 23 And the same time there chief of the priests, which did arose no small stir about that

way. 15 And the evil spirit an- 24 For a certain man named swered and said, Jesus I know, Demetrius, a silver-smith, which and Paul I know; but who are made silver shrines for Diana,

brought no small gain unto the 16 And the man in whom craftsmen; the evil spirit was, leaped on

25 Whom he called together them, and overcame them, and with the workmen of like occuprevailed against them, so that pation, and said, Sirs, ye know they fled out of that house naked that by this craft we have our and wounded.

wealth: 17 And this was known to 26 Moreover, ye see and all the Jews and Greeks also hear, that not alone at Ephesus, dwelling at Ephesus: and fear but almost throughout all Asia, fell on them all, and the name this Paul hath persuaded and of the Lord Jesus was mag- turned away much people, saynified.

ing, that they be no gods which 18 And many that believed are made with hands. came, and confessed, and shewed 27 So that not only this our their deeds.

craft is in danger to be set at 19 Many also of them which nought; but also that the temused curious arts, brought their ple of the great goddess Diana books together, and burned should be despised, and her them before all men ; and they magnificence should be destroycounted the price of them, and ed, whom all Asia, and the found it fifty thousand pieces of world worshippeth. silver.

28 And when they heard these 20 So mightily grew the word sayings, they were full of wrath, of God, and prevailed. and cried out, saying, Great is

21 1 After these things were Diana of the Ephesians. ended, Paul purposed in the 29 And the whole city was

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