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Paul appealeth to Cesar: The Aets. Heis brought to Agrippai himself, Neither against the law man to be brought forth: of the Jews, neither against the 18 Against whom, when the temple, nor yet against Cesar, accusers stood up, they brought have I offended any thing at all. none accusation of such things as I

9 But Festus, willing to do the supposed : Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, 19 But had certain questions and said, Wilt thou go up to Je-against him of their own super: rusalem, and there be judged of stition, and of one Jesus, which these things before me?

was dead, whom Paul affirmed 10 Then said Paul I stand at to be alive. Cesar's judgment-seat, where I 20 And because I doubted of ought to be judged : to the Jews such manner of questions, I askhave I done no wrong, as thou ve- ed him whether he would go to ry well knowest. : Jerusalem, and there be judged

11 For, if I be an offender, or of these matters. have committed any thing worthy 21 But when Paul had appealed of death, I refuse not to die: but, to be reserved unto the hearing of if there be none of these things Augustus, I commanded him to whereof these accuse me, no man be kept till I might send him to may deliver me unto them. I ap- Cesar peal unto Cesar.

| 22 Then Agrippa said unto 12 Then Festus, when he had Festus, I would also hear the man conferred with the council, an-myself. To-morrow, said he, swered, Hast thou appealed unto thou shalt hear him.. Cesar ? unto Cesar shalt thou go. 23 | And on the morrow, when

13 | And after certain days, Agrippa was come, and Bernice, king Agrippa and Bernice came with great pomp, and was enterunto Cesarea to salute Festus. Sed into the place of hearing, with

14 And when they had been the chief captains and principal there many days, Festus decla- men of the city, at Festus comred Paul's cause unto the king, mandment Paul was brought saying, There is a certain man forth. leftin bonds by Felix:

124 And Festus said, King A. 15 About whom, when I was grippa, and all men which are at Jerusalem, the chief priests here present with us, ye see this and the elders of the Jews inform- man, about whom all the multied me, desiring to have judgment tude of the Jews have dealt with against him.

me, both at Jeruisalem, and also 16 To whom I answered, 'It is here, crying, that he ought not to not the manner of the Romans to live any longer. deliver any man to die before 25 But when I found that he that he which is accused have the had committed nothing worthy of accusers face to face, and have li-death, and that he himself hath cence to answer for himself, con-appealed to Augustus, I have decerning the crime laidagainst him. termined to send him.

17 Therefore, when they were 26 Of whom I have no certain come hither, without any delay, thing to write unto my lord. on the morrow I sat on the judg- Wherefore I have brought him ment-seat, and I commanded the forth before you, and specially

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Chap. xxvi. before Agrippa. before thee, O King Agrippa, did I shut up in prison, having that, after examination had, I received authority from the chief might have somewhat to write. priests; and when they were put

27 For it seemeth to me unrea- to death, I gave my voice against sonable to send a prisoner, and them. not withal to signify the crimes 11 And I punished them oft in laid against him.

every synagogue, and compelled CHAP. XXVI. : them to blaspheme: and, being Paul pleadeth before Agrippa. exceedingly mad against them, I MTHEN Agrippa said unto persecuted them even unto strange

1 Paul, Thou art permitted to cities. speak for thyself. Then Paul 12 Whereupon, as I went to stretched forth the hand, and an- Damascus, with authority and stered for himself.

commission from the chief priests, 2 I think myself happy, king 13 At mid-day, O king, I saw Agrippa, because I shall answer in the way a light from heaven, for myself this day before thee, above the brightness of the sun, touching all the things whereof Ishining roundabout me, and them am accused of the Jews;

which journeyed with me.. 3 Especially because I know 14 And, when we were all fallen thce to be expert in all customs to the earth, I heard a voice and questions which are among speaking unto me, and saying in the Jews: wherefore I beseech the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, thee to hear me patiently.. why persecutest thou me? It is

4 My manner of life from my hard for thee to kick against the youth, which was at the first a- pricks. mong mine own nation at Jerusa-) 15 And I said, Who art thou lem, know all the Jews; Lord ? And he said, I am Jesus,

5 Which knew me from the whom thou persecutest. beginning, (if they would testify,). 16 But rise, and stand upon that, after the most straitest sectthy feet: for I have appeared unof our religion, I lived a Pharisee. to thee for this purpose, to make

6 And now I stand and am thee a minister and a witness, judged for the hope of the pro- both of these things which thou miseinaceofGoduntoour fathers: hast seen, and of those things in

7 Unito which promise our the which I will appear unto thee; twelve tribes, instantly serving 17 Delivering thee from the God day and night, hope to come: people, and from the Gentiles, for which hope's sake, king A-Junto whom now I send thee, grippa, I am accused of the Jews. 18 To open their eyes, and to

8 Why should it be thought a turn them from darkness to light, thing incredible with you that God and from the power of Satan unio should raise the dead ?

God, that they may receive for9 I verily thought with myself, Isiveness of sins, and inheritance that I ought to do many things among them which are sanctified contrary to the name of Jesus of by faith that is in me. Nazareth.

19 Whereupon, O king Agrip10 Which thing I also did in pa, I was not disobedient unto Jerusalem: and many of the saintslihe heavenly vision:

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The Acts. declared innocent. 20 But shewed, first unto them governor, and Bernice, and they of Damascus and at Jerusalem, that sat with them. and throughout all the coasts of 31 And when they were gone Judea, and then to the gentiles, aside, they talked between themthat they should repent and turn selves, saying, This man doeth to God, and do works meet for nothing worthy of death, or of repentance.

- bonds. 21 For these causes the Jews 32 Then said Agrippa unto Fescaught me in the temple, and tus, This man might have been went about to kill me.

set at liberty, if he had not appeala 22 Having, therefore, obtained ed unto Cesar. help of God, I continue unto this CHAP. XXVII. day, witnessing both to small and Paul's dangerous voyage. great, saying none other things AND when it was determined than those which the prophets and A that we should sail into ItaMoses did say should come; ly, they delivered Paul, and cer

23 That Christ should suffer, Itain other prisoners, unto one na, and that he should be the first that med Julius, a centurion of Aushould rise from the dead, and gustus’ band. should shew light unto the people, 2 And entering into a ship of and to the Gentiles,

|Adramyttium, we launched, 24 | And as he thus spake for meaning to sail by the coast of Ahimself, Festus said with a loud sia, one Aristarchus, a Macedonia voice, Paul, thou art beside thy- anof Thessalonica, being with us, self; much learning doth makel 3 And the next day we touch, thee mad.

ed at Sidon. And Julius courte25 But he said, I am not mad, ously entreated Paul, and gave most noble Festus; but speak him liberty to go unto his friends forth the words of truth and sober- to refresh himself. ness.

4. And when we had launched 26 For the king knoweth of from thence, we sailed under Cythese things, before whom also I prus, because the winds were speak freely : for I am persuaded contrary, that none of these things are hid- 5 And when we had sailed over den from him; for this thing was the sea of Cilicia, and Pamphylia, not done in a corner.

we came to Myra, a city of Lycia. 27 King Agrippa, believest 6 And there the centurion. . thou the prophets? I know that found a ship of Alexandria sailing ... thou believest.

into Italy; and he put us therein. : 28 Then Agrippa said unto 7 And when we had sailed slow. Paul, Almost thou persuadest mesly many days, and scarce were to be a Christian

come over against Cnidus, the 29 And Paul said, I would to wind not suffering us, we sailed God, that not only thou, but also under Crete, over, against Salali that hear me this day, were mone. both almost and altogether such 8 And, hardly passing it, came as I am, except these bonds. unto a place which is called, The

30 And, when he had thus Fair Havens, nigh whereunto was spoken, the king rose up, and thelthe city of Lasea.

them, Sirs, tlien tiket we should be on us, and

Paul's dangers Chap. xxvii. . in his voyage.

9 9 Now, when much time was! 20 And when neither sun nor spent, and when sailing was now stars in many days appeared, and dangerous, because the fast was no small tempest lay on us, all now already past, Paul admonish- hope that we should be saved was ed them,

then taken away.

. 10 And said unto them, Sirs, Il 21 9 But, after long abstinence, perceive that this voyage will be Paul stood forth in the midst of with hurt and much damage, not them, and said, Sirs, ye should only of the lading and ship, but have hearkened unto me, and not also of our lives.

have loosed from Crete, and to 11 Nevertheless, the centurion have gained this harm and loss. believed the master and the own- 22 And now I exhort you to be er of the ship more than those of good cheer: for there shall be things which were spoken by Paul. no loss of any man's life among

12 T And, because the haven you, but of the ship. was not commodious to winter in, 23 For there stood by me this the more part advised to depart|night the angel of God, whose Į thence also, if by any means they am, and whom I serve, might attain to Phenice, and there 24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; to winter : which is an haven of thou must be brought before CeCrete, and lieth toward the south-sar: and, lo, God hath given thee west, and north-west.

Jall them that sail with thee, 13 And when the south wind 25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good blow softly, supposing that they cheer; for I believe God, that it had obtained their purpose, loos- shall be even as it was told me. ing thenco, they sailed close by 26 Howbeit we must be cast Crete.

upon a certain island. 14 But not long after, there .27. But when the fourteenth arose against it a tempestuous night was come, as we were driwind called Euroclydon, ven up and down in Adria, about

15 And when the ship was midnight the shipmen deemed caught, and could not bear up in that they drew near to some counto the wind, we let her drive. try;

16 And running under a cer- 28 And sounded, and found it tain island, which is called Clau-twenty fathoms; and when they da, we had much work to come had gone a little further, they by the boat;

sounded again, and found it fif17 Which when they had taken teen fathoms. ::. up, they used helps, undergird- 29 Then, fearing lest they ing the ship; and, fearing lest should have fallen upon rocks, they should fall into the quick - they cast four anchors out of the sands, strake sail, and so were stern, and wished for the day. driven,

30 And as the shipmen were a. 18 And we, being exceedingly bout to flee out of the ship, when tossed with a tempest, the next they had let down the boat into day they lightened the ship; the sea, under colour as though

19 And the third day we cast they would have cast anchor out out with our own hands the tack- of the foreship, ling of the ship,

| 31 Paul said to the centurion,

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Paul's shipwreck The Acts. and deliverance. and to the soldiers, Except these ken with the violence of the waves. abide in the ship, ye cannot be 42 And the soldiers' counsel saved.

was to kill the prisoners, lest any 32 Then the soldiers cut off the of them should swim out and ropes of the boat, and let her fall escape.

| 43 But the centurion, willing 33 And, while the day was to save Paul, kept them from their coming on, Paul besought them purpose, and commanded that all to take meat, saying, This they which could swim should day is the fourteenth day that ye cast themselves first into the sea, have tarried and continued fas- and get to land. ting, having taken nothing. 44 And the rest, some on

34 Wherefore I pray you to boards, and some on broken pietake some meat; for this is forces of the ship: and so it came to your health: for there shall not an pass, that they escaped all safe to hair fall from the head of any of land. you.

CHAP. XXVIII. 35 And when he had thus spo- Paul shipwrecked at Melita. ken, he took bread, and gave AND when they were escathanks to God in presence of them A ped, then they knew that the all : and when he had broken it, island was called Melita. he began to eat.

1 2 And the barbarous people 36 Then were they all of good shewed us no little kindness : for cheer, and they also took some they kindled a fire, and received meat.

us every one, because of the pre37 And we were in all in the sent rain, and because of the cold. ship two hundred threescore and 3s And when Paul had gathersixteen souls.

ed a bundle of sticks, and laid 38 And when they had eaten them on the fire, there came a vienough, they lightened the ship, per out of the heat, and fastened and cast out the wheat into the on his hand. sea.

4. And, when the barbarians 39 And when it was day, they saw the venemous beast hang on knew not the land: but they dis- his hand, they said among themcovered a certain creek with a selves, No doubt this man is a shore, into the which they were murderer, whom, though he minded, if it were possible, to hath escaped the sea, yet venthrust in the ship.

- geance suffereth not to live. 40 And when they had taken 5 And he shook off the beast inup the anchors, they committed to the fire, and felt no harm, themselves unto the sea, and loos- 6 Howbeit, they looked when ed the rudder-bands, and hoised he should have swollen, or fallen up the main-sail to the wind, and down dead suddenly : but after made toward shore,

they had looked a great while, and 41 And, falling into a place saw no harm come to him, they where two seas met, they ran the changed their minds, and said ship aground : and the fore part that he was a god. stuck sast, and remained unmove- 7 9 In the same quarters were able, but the hinder part was bro- possessions of the chief man of

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