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an uproar. and overcame them, and prevailed craft is in danger to be set at against them, so that they fled out nought; but also that the temple of the house naked and wounded. of the great goddess Diana should

17 And this was known to all be despised, and her magnificence the Jews and Greeks also dwelling should be destroyed, whom all at Ephesus; and fear fell on them Asia and the world worshippeth. all, and the name of the Lord 28 And when they heard Jesus was magnified.

these sayings, they were full of 18 And many that believed wrath, and cried out, saying, came, and confessed, and shewed Great is Diana of the Ephesians. their deeds.

| 29 And the whole city was fil. 19 Many also of them which led with confusion; and, having used curious arts, brought their caught Gaius and Aristarchus, books together, and burned them men of Macedonia, Paul's combefore all men: and they counted panions in travel, they rushed the price of them, and found it with one accord into the theatre. fifty thousand pieces of silver. I 30 And when Paul would have

20 So mightily grew the word entered in unto the people, the of God, and prevailed.

disciples suffered him not. 21 T After these things werel 31 And certain of the chief of ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, Asia, which were his friends, when he had passed through Ma- sent unto him, desiring him that cedonia, and Achaia, to go to he would not adventure himself Jerusalem, saying, After I have into the theatre. been there, I must also see Rome. 32 Some, therefore, cried one

22 So he sent into Macedonia thing, and some another: for the two of them that ministered unto assembly was confused; and the him, Timotheus and Erastus; more part knew not wherefore but he himself stayed in Asia for they were come together. a season.

33 And they drew. Alexander 23 And the same time there out of the multitude, the Jews arose no small stir about that way. putting him forward. And Alex

24 For a certain man, named der beckoned with the hand, and Demetrius, a silver-smith, which would have made his defence un, made silver shrines for Diana, to the people. brought no small gain unto the 34 But when they knew that he craftsmen;

was a Jew, all with one voice, 25 Whom he called together, about the space of two hours, with the workmen of like occupa-cried out, Great is Diana of the tion, and said, Sirs, ye know that Ephesians. by this craft we have our wealth. 35 And when the town-clerk

26 Moreover, ye see and hear, had appeased the people, he said, that not alone at Ephesus, but al-Te men of Ephesus, what man is most throughout all Asia, this there that knoweth not how that Paul hath persuaded and turned the city of the Ephesians is a woraway much people, saying, that shipper of the great goddess Dithey be no gods which are made ana, and of the image which fell with hands :

down from Jupiter? 27 So that not only this our 36 Seeing then that these things

Paul goeth to Macedonici. Chap. xx. Eutychus raised to life. cannot be spoken against, ye Philippi after the days of unleav. ought to be quiet, and to do no-ened bread, and came unto them thing rashly.

to Troas in five days; where we 37 For ye have brought hither abode seven days. these men, which are neither rob- 7 1 And upon the first day of bers of churches, nor yet blas- the week, when the disciples came phemers of your goddess. together to break bread, Paul

38 Wherefore if Demetrius, preached unto them, ready to and the craftsmen which are with cepart on the morrow; and conhini, have a matter against any tinued his speech until midnight. mon, the law is open, and there 8 And there were many lights are deputies; let them implead in the upper chamber where they one another.

were gathered together. 39 But if ye enquire any thing! 9 And there sat in a window a concerning other matters, it shall certain young man named Euty. be determined in a lawful assem-chus, being fallen into a deep bly.

sleep; and, as Paul was long 40 For we are in danger to be preaching, he sunk down with called in question for this day's sleep, and fell down from the uproar, there being no cause third loft, and was taken up whereby we may give an account dead. of this concourse.

| 10 And Paul went down, and 41 And when he had thus spo- fell on him, and, embracing him, ken, he dismissed the assembly. said, Trouble not yourselves; for

CHAP. XX. his life is in him. The Lord's supper celebrated. I 11 When he, therefore, was . AND after the uproar was come up again, and had broken A ceased, Paul called unto him bread, and eaten, and talked a the clisciples, and embraced them, long while, even till break of day, and departed for to go into Mace- so he departed. donia.

1 12 And they brought the young 2 And when he had gone over man alive, and were not a little those parts, and had given them comforted. much exhortation, he came into 13 | And we went before to Greece,

ship, and sailed unto Assos, there 3 Andthereabodethree months; intending to take in Paul : for so and when the Jews laid wait for had he appointed, minding himhim, as he was about to sail into self to go afoot. Syria, he purposed to return 14 And when he met with us through Macedonia.

at Assos, we took him in, and 4 And there accompanied him came to Mitylene. into Asia Sopater of Berea; and 15 And we sailed thence, and of the Thessalonians, Aristarch- came the next day over against us and Secundus; and Gaius of Chios; and the next day we arriDerbe, and Timotheus; and of ved at Samos, and tarried at TroÀsia, Tychicus and Trophimus. gyllium; and the next day we

5 These, going before, tarried came to Miletus. for us at Troas.

16 For Paul had determined to 6 And we sailed away from sail by Ephesus, because he

4 And thsopater of Beristarch- came

Paul's charge to the The Acts. elders of Miletusi . would not spend the time in Asia: 27 For I have not shunned to for he hasted, if it were possible declare unto you all the counsel of for him, to be at Jerusalem the God. day of Pentecost.

128 Take heed, therefore, unto 17 1 And from Miletus he sent yourselves, and to all the flock to Ephesus, and called the elders over the which the Holy Ghost of the church.

hath made you overseers, to feed 18 And when they were come the church of God, which he to him, he said unto them, Ye hath purchased with his own know, from the first day that I blood. came into Asia, after what man- 29 For I know this, that after ner I have been with you at all my departing shall grievous seasons,

wolves enter in among you, not 19 Serving the Lord with all sparing the flock: humility of mind, and with manyl 30 Also of your own selves tears, and temptations which be-/shall men arise, speaking perverse fel me by the lying in wait of the things, to draw away disciples Jews:

after them. 20 And how I kept back nothing| 31 Therefore watch, and rethat was profitable unto you, but member, that, by the space of have shewed you, and have taught three years, Iceased not to warn eyou publickly, and from house very onenightand day with tears. to house,

| 32 And now, brethren, I com21 Testifying both to the Jews, mend you to God, and to the and also to the Greeks, repent-word of his grace, which is able ance toward God, and faith tow to build you up, and to give you ard our Lord Jesus Christ. an inheritance among all them

22 And now, behold, I go which are sanctified. bound in the spirit unto Jerusa- 33 I have coveted no man's lem, not knowing the things that silver, or gold, or apparel. shall befal me there;.

34 Yea, ye yourselves know, 23 Save that the Holy Ghost that these hands have ministered witnesseth in every city, saying, unto my necessities, and to them that bonds and afflictions abide that were with me. me.

35 I have shewed you all things, 24 But none of these things how that so labouring, ye ought move me; neither count I my life to support the weak; and to redear unto myself, so that I might member the words of the Lord finish my course with joy, and Jesus, how he said, It is more the ministry which I have receiv- blessed to give than to receive. ed of the Lord Jesus, to testify the 36 | And when he had thus gospel of the grace of God. spoken, he kneeled down, and

25 And now, behold, I know prayed with them all. that ye all, among whom I have 37 And they all wept sore, and gone preaching the kingdom of fell on Paul's neck, and kissed God, shall see my face no more. him;

26 Wherefore I take you to re- 38 Sorrowing most of all for the cord this day, that I am pure words which he spake, that they from the blood of all men. Ishould see his face no more.

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11 And, when he was come unPaul imprisoned at fcrusalem. to us, he took Paul's girdle, and A ND it came to pass, that, bound his own hands and feet, (1 after we were gotten from and said, Thus saith the Holy Viem, and had launched, we came Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jeruwith a straight course unto Coos, salem bind the man that owneth and the day following unto this gircile, and shall deliver him Rhodes, and from thence unto into the hands of the Gentiles. Patara :

12 And, when we heard these 2 And, finding a ship sailing things, both we, and they of that over unto Phenicia, we went place, besought him not to go up aboarci, and set forth.

to Jerusalem. 3 Now, when we had discover- 13 Then Paul answered, what cd Cyprus, we left it on the left mean ye to weep, and to break hand, and sailed into Syria, and mine heart? for I am ready not to landed at Tyre: for there the ship be bound only, but also to die at

Jerusalem, for the name of the 4. And, finding disciples, wetar-Lord Jesus. rieci there seven days; who said 14 And when he would not be to Paul, through the Spirit, that persuaded, we ceased, saying, he should not go up to Jerusalem. The will of the Lord be done.

5 And, when we had accom- 15 And, after those days we plished those days, we departed, took up our carriages, and went and went our way; and they all up to Jerusalem. brought us on our way, with 16 There went with us also cervives and children, till we were tain of the disciples of Cesarea, out of the city: and we kneeled and brought with them one Mnacown on the shore, and prayed. son of Cyprus, an old disciple,

6 And, when we had taken our with whom we should lodge. leave oneofanother, we took ship; 17 And when we were come and they returned home again. Ito Jerusalem, the brethren recei

7 And when we had finished ved us gladly. our course from Tyre, we came 18 And the day following Paul · to Piolemais, and saluted the bre- went in with us unto James; and thren, and abode with them one all the elders were present. day..

19 And, when he had saluted : 8 And the next day, we that then, he declared particularly vere of Paul's company, c!epart- what things God had wrought aed, and came unto Cesarea; and mongthe Gentiles by his ministry. we entered into the house of Phi- 20 And when they heard it, lip the evangelist, (which was one they glorified the Lord, and said of the seven,)andabode with him. (unto him, Thou seest, brother,

9 And the same man liad four how many thousands of Jews daughters, virgins, which did there are which believe; and they prophesy.

Jare all zealous of the law: 10 91 Anci'as we tarried there ma- 21 And they are informed of ny days, there came down from thee, that thou teachest all the

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- He cometh to Jerusalem. The Aets. Paul apprehenderi. Jews which are among the Gen-I 29 (For they had seen before tiles to forsake Moses, saying, that with him in the city, Trophinus they ought not to circumcise their an Ephesian, whom they supposchildren, neither to walk after the ed that Paul had brought into the customs. .

temple.) 22 What is it therefore ? the 30 And all the city was inovec, multitude must needs come toge- and the people ran together; and ther : for they will hear that thou they took Paul, and drew him out

jof the temple: and forthwith the 23 Do, therefore, this that we doors were shut. say to thee:: We have four men 31 And, as they went about to which have a vow on them; kill him, tidings came unto the

24 Them take, and purify thy- chief captain of the band, that all self with them, and be at charges Jerusalem was in an uproar; with them, that they may shave 32 Who immediately took sol. their heads : and all may know that diers and centurions, and ran those things, whereof they were down unto them: and when they informed concerning thee, are no- saw the chief captain and the sol thing; but that thou thyself also diers, they lest beating of Paul. walkest orderly, and keepest the 33 Then the chief captain came law.

near, and took him, and com25 As touching the Gentiles manded him to be bound with two which believe, we have written chains; and demanded who he and concluded, that they observe was, and what he had done? no such thing, save only that they 34 And some cried one thing, keep themselves from things of some another, among the multifered to idols, and from blood, tude; and, when he could not and from strangled, and from for-know the certainty for the tumult, nication.

· The commanded him to be cará 26 Then Paul took the men, ried into the castle. and the next day purifying him- 35 And, vvhen he came upon the self with them, entered into the stairs, so it was that he was borne temple, to signify the accomplish-of the soldiers, for the violence of ment of the days of purification, the people. until that an offering should be 36 For the multitude of the peoa offered for every one of them. ple followed after, crying, Away

( 27 | And, when the seven days with him, were almost ended, the Jews 37 And as Paul was to be lech which were of Asia, when they into the castle, he said unto the saw him in the temple, stirred up chief captain, May I speak unto. all the people, and laid hands on thee? Who said, Canst thou him,

speak Greek ? . 28 Crying out, Men of Israel, 38 Art not thou that Egyptian, help: this is the man that teacheth which before these days madest all men every where against the an uproar, and leddest out into people, and the law, and this the wilderness, four thousand men place; and further, brought that were murderers ? Greeks also into the temple, and 39 But Paul said, I am a man hath polluted this holy place which ain a Jew of Tarsus, a city

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