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Paul leaves Melita,

THE ACTS,

and arrives at Rome, the present rain, and because with such things as were necesof the cold.

sary. 3 And when Paul had ga- il And after three months thered a bundle of sticks, and we departed in a ship of Alexlaid them on the fire, there came andria, which had wintered in a viper out of the heat, and the isle, whose sign was Castor fastened on his hand.

and Pollux. 4 And when the barbarians 12 And landing at Syracuse, saw the venomous beast hang on we tarried there three days. his hand, they said among them- 13 And from thence selves, No doubt this man is a fetched a compass, and came to murderer, whom, though he Rhegium: and after one day hath escaped the sea, yet ven- the south wind blew, and we geance suffereth not to live.

came the next day to Puteoli: 5 And he shook off the beast 14 Where we found brethren, into the fire, and felt no harm. and were desired to tarry with

6 Howbeit, they looked when them seven days: and so we he should have swollen, or went toward Rome. fallen down dead suddenly: but 15 And from thence, when after they had looked a great the brethren heard of us, they while, and saw no harm come came to meet us as far as Appiito him, they changed their forum, and The Three Taverns; minds, and said that he was a whom when Paul saw, he thankgod.

ed God, and took courage. 7 In the same quarters were

16 And when we came to possessions of the chief man of Rome, the centurion delivered the island, whose name was the prisoners to the captain of Publius; who received us, and the guard : but Paul was sufferlodged us three days cour-ed to dwell by himself, with a teously.

soldier that kept him. 8 And it came to pass, that 17 And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick after three days, Paul called the of a fever, and of a bloody-flux : chief of the Jews together. And to whom Paul entered in, and when they were come together, prayed, and laid his hands on he said unto them, Men and him, and healed him.

brethren, though I have com9 So when this was done, mitted nothing against the peoothers also which had diseases ple, or customs of our fathers, in the island, came, and were yet was I delivered prisoner healed :

from Jerusalem into the hands 10 Who also honoured us of the Romans : with many honours; and when 18 Who when they had exwe departed, they ladedusamined me, would have let me

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where he preaches

CHAP. XXVIII.

for two whole years. go, because there was no cause not among themselves, they deof death in me.

parted, after that Paul had 19 But when the Jews spake spoken one word, Well spake against it, I was constrained to the Holy Ghost by Esaias the appeal unto Cesar; not that I prophet unto our fathers, had aught to accuse my nation 26 Saying, Go unto this peoof.

ple, and say, Hearing ye shall 20 For this cause therefore hear, and shall not understand ; have I called for you, to see you, and seeing ye shall see, and not and to speak with you : because perceive. that for the hope of Israel I am

27 For the heart of this peobound with this chain.

ple is waxed gross, and their 21 And they said unto him, ears are dull of hearing, and We neither received letters out their eyes have they closed ; lest of Judea concerning thee, nei- they should see with their eyes, ther any of the brethren that and hear with their ears, and uncame shewed or spake any derstand with their heart, and harm of thee.

should be converted, and I 22 But we desire to hear of should heal them. thee, what thou thinkest: for as 28 Be it known therefore concerning this sect, we know unto you, that the salvation of that every where it is spoken God is sent unto the Gentiles, against.

and that they will hear it. 23 And when they had ap- 29 And when he had said pointed him a day, there came these words, the Jews departed, many to him into his lodging : and had great reasoning among to whom he expounded and tes-themselves. tified the kingdom of God, per- 30 And Paul dwelt two whole suading them concerning Jesus, years in his own hired house, both out of the law of Moses, and received all that came in and out of the prophets, from unto him, morning till evening.

31 Preaching the kingdom 24 And some believed the of God, and teaching those things which were spoken, and things which concern the Lord some believed not.

Jesus Christ, with all confidence, 25 And when they agreed no man forbidding him.

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I The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the ROMANS.

CHAP. I.

have a prosperous journey by Paul's calling commended. the will of God) to come unto Pa

AUL, a servant of Jesus you.

Christ, called to be an apos- 11 For I long to see you, that tle, separated unto the gospel I may impart unto you some of God,

spiritual gift, to the end ye may 2 (Which he had promised be established; afore by his prophets in the 12 That is, that I may be holy scriptures)

comforted together with you, 3 Concerning his Son Jesus by the mutual faith both of

you Christ our Lord, which was and me. made of the seed of David ac- 13 Now I would not have cording to the flesh;

you ignorant, brethren, that 4 And declared to be the Son oftentimes I purposed to come of God with power, according unto you (but was let bitherto) to the Spirit of holiness, by the that I might have some fruit resurrection from the dead : among you also, even as among

5 By whom we have received other Gentiles. grace and apostleship, for obe- 14 I am debtor both to the dience to the faith among all Greeks, and to the Barbarians; nations, for his name:

both to the wise, and to the 6 Among whom are ye also unwise. the called of Jesus Christ : 15 So, as much as in me is,

7 To all that be in Rome, I am ready to preach the gospel beloved of God, called to be to you that are at Rome also. saints : Grace to you, and peace 16 For I am not ashamed of from God our Father, and the the gospel of Christ: for it is the Lord Jesus Christ.

power of God unto salvation to 8 First, I thank my God every one that believeth ; to the through Jesus Christ for you all, Jew first, and also to the Greek. that your faith is spoken of 17 For therein is the rightthroughout the whole world. eousness of God revealed from

9 For God is my witness, faith to faith: as it is written, whom I serve with my spirit in The just shall live by faith. the gospel of his Son, that with- 18 For the wrath of God is out ceasing I make mention of revealed from heaven against all you always in my prayers. ungodliness, and unrighteous

10 Making request (if by any ness of men, who hold the truth means now at length I might in unrighteousness.

The apostle describeth the CHAP. II. corruption of the Gentiles.

19 Because that which may toward another; men with men be known of God, is manifest working that which is unseemly, in them; for God hath shewed and receiving in themselves it unto them.

that recompense of their error 20 For the invisible things of which was meet. him from the creation of the 28 And even as they did not world are clearly seen, being like to retain God in their knowunderstood by the things that ledge, God gave them over to are made, even his eternal power a reprobate mind, to do those and Godhead; so that they are things which are not convenient: without excuse :

29 Being filled with all un21 Because that when they righteousness, fornication, wickknew God, they glorified him edness, covetousness, maliciousnot as God, neither were thank- ness; full of envy, murder, deful, but became vain in their bate, deceit, malignity; whisimaginations, and their foolish perers, heart was darkened.

30 Backbiters, haters of God, 22 Professing themselves to despiteful, proud, boasters, inbe wise, they became fools; ventors of evil things, disobe23 And changed

the glory of dient to parents, the incorruptible God into an 31 Without understanding, image made like to corruptible covenant-breakers, without naman, and to birds, and four- tural affection, implacable, unfooted beasts, and creeping merciful : things.

32 Who, knowing the judg24 Wherefore God also gave ment of God, that they which them up to uncleanness, through commit such things are worthy the lusts of their own hearts, to of death ; not only do the same, dishonour their own bodies be- but have pleasure in them that tween themselves :

do them. 25 Who changed the truth of

CHAP. II. God into a lie, and worshipped Who are justified. and served the creature more THEREFORE thou art in

THE than the Creator, who is blessed excusable, O man, whosofor ever. Amen.

ever thou art, that judgest: for 26 For this cause God gave wherein thou judgest another, them up unto vile affections. thou condemnest thyself; for For even their women did thou that judgest, doest the change the natural use into that same things. which is against nature :

2 But we are sure that the 27 And likewise also the men, judgment of God is according leaving the natural use of the to truth, against them which woman, burned in their lust one commit such things.

God's impartial judgment. ROMANS, Doers of the law justifiea.

3 And thinkest thou this, 01 14 For when the Gentiles, man, that judgest them which which have not the law, do by do such things, and doest the nature the things contained in same, that thou shalt escape the law, these having not the the judgment of God?

law, are a law

unto them4 Or despisest thou the riches selves. of his goodness, and forbearance, 15 Which shew the work of and long-suffering; not knowing the law written in their hearts, that the goodness of God lead-their conscience also bearing eth thee to repentance ? witness, and their thoughts the

5 But after thy hardness and mean while accusing, or else impenitent heart, treasurest up excusing one another ;) unto thyself wrath against the 16 In the day when God shall day of wrath, and revelation of judge the secrets of men by the righteous judgment of God; Jesus Christ, according to my

6 Who will render to every gospel. man according to his deeds : 17 Behold, thou art called a

7 To them who by patient Jew, and restest in the law, and continuance in well-doing, seek makest thy boast of God, for glory, and honour, and im- 18 And knowest his will, and mortality; eternal life:

approvest the things that are 8 But unto them that are more excellent, being instructed contentious, and do not obey the out of the law, truth, but obey unrighteousness; 19 And art confident that indignation and wrath, thou thyself art a guide of the

9 Tribulation and anguish, blind, a light of them which are upon every soul of man that in darkness, doeth evil; of the Jew first, and 20 An instructor of the foolalso of the Gentile;

ish, a teacher of babes, which 10 But glory, honour, and hast the form of knowledge, and peace, to every man that work of the truth in the law : eth good; to the Jew first, and 21 Thou therefore which also to the Gentile ;

teachest another, teachest thou 11 For there is no respect of not thyself? thou that preachest, persons with God.

man should not steal, dost 12 For as many as have thou steal ? sinned without law, shall also 22 Thou that sayest, a man perish without law: and as should not commit adultery, many as have sinned in the law, dost thou commit adultery? shall be judged by the law, thou that abhorrest idols, dost

13 (For not the hearers of the thou commit sacrilege? law are just before God, but the 23 Thou that makest thy doers of the law shall be justified. boast of the law, through break

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