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Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this; 15 and the evil spirit answered and said to them, Jesus indeed I know, and Paul I know ; but who are ye? 16 and the man in whom was the evil spirit sprang on them, and overpowered them, and prevailed against them; so that they fled, naked and wounded, out of that house. 17 And this became known to all, both Jews and Greeks, that dwelt at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified : 18 and many of them that believed came, and confessed their sins, and told their deeds: 19 many, also, of those that practised secret arts, brought their books together, and burned them before them all: and they computed the prices of them, and found them to be fifty thousand pieces of silver: 20 so mightily did the word of God grow and prevail. 21 When these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit to pass through Macedonia and Achaia, and to go to Jerusalem; saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome: 22 and sending forward into Macedonia two of those that ministered to him, Timothy
and Erastus, he staid a while in Asia. 23 And during that time, no small tumult arose concerning this way: 24 for, a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made shrines for Diana, brought no small profit to the artificers; 25 and calling them together, with the workers in such matters, he said, Friends, ye know that our wealth ariseth from this workmanship : 26 yet ye see, and hear, that not at Ephesus only, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul, by his persuasion, hath drawn away a great number, saying, that they are no gods which are made by hands: 27 so that, not only we ourselves are in danger of this our trade falling into disrepute; but also, the temple of the great goddess Diana, of being accounted nothing, and of being stripped of that majesty which all Asia and the world adoreth. 28 And when they heard these words, they were full of rage, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians ! 29 and the whole city was filled with confusion: and they rushed with one accord into the theatre, seizing Gaius and Aristarchus, Macedonians, fellow-travellers of Paul:
30 and when Paul would have gone in among the people, the disciples suffered him not ; 31 and certain of the chiefs of Asia, who were friendly to him, sent to him, beseeching him not to adventure himself into the theatre. 32 Some, therefore, cried out one thing, and some another: for the assembly was in confusion, and the greater part knew not why they were come together: 33 and they dragged Alexander out of the throng, the Jews pushing him forward : and Alexander waved his hand, and wished to make a defence to the people; 34 but, knowing that he was a Jew, they all cried out with one voice for about two hours, Great is Diana of the Ephesians ! Great is Diana of the Ephesians! 35 But when the city-clerk had silenced the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that doth not know, that the city of the Ephesians is guardian of the temple of the great Diana, and of the image that fell from Jupiter? 36 since, then, these things cannot be contested, ye ought to be silent, and do nothing rashly: 37 for ye have brought hither
these men, who are neither robbers of temples, nor blasphemers of your goddess: 38 if, therefore, Demetrius, and the artificers with him, have a charge against any one, the courts are sitting, and there are deputed judges: let them emplead each other; 39 and if ye require anything further, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly: 40 for, we are in danger of being charged with sedition, for this of to-day; there being no cause which we are able to assign for this concourse : 41 and when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.
ND when the tumult had ceased, Paul sent for the disciples; and having exhorted and embraced them, he departed to go into Macedonia. 2 And when he had gone through those parts, and had encouraged them with much discourse, he went to Greece; 3 and after abiding there three months, because the Jews laid a plot for him as he was about to sail to Syria, he purposed to return through Macedonia: 4 and Sopater the Berean, and Aristarchus and Secundus of the Thessalonians, and Gaius and Timothy of Derbe, and Tychicus and Trophimus of Asia, accompanied him to Asia: 5 these, going before, waited for us at Troas. 6 And after the days of unleavened bread, we sailed from Philippi, and in five days came to them at Troas, where we passed seven days: 7 and on the first day of the week, when the disciples were assembled to break bread, Paul preached to them, being to depart on the morrow; and continued his discourse until midnight: 8 and there were many lights in the upper chamber, where we were assembled : 9 and a certain youth, named Eutychus, who sat at the window, had fallen into a deep sleep; and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down through sleep, and fell from the third story to the ground, and was taken up dead: 10 but Paul went down, and fell on him; and embracing him, said, Be not troubled; for his life is in him. 11 And he came up again, and broke bread, and eat; and having conversed a long while, even till daybreak, he so departed : 12 and they brought in the youth alive, and were not a little comforted. 13 And we went before him to the ship, and sailed to Assos,
being there to take in Paul; for he had so ordered, intending himself to go by land: 14 and when he met us at Assos, we took him in, and came to Mitylene : 15 and sailing from thence, we came the next day over against Chios, and in the evening arrived at Samos; and the next day we came to Miletus: 16 for Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, that he might not be delayed in Asia; for he hastened, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem on the day of the Pentecost. 17 And sending to Ephesus from Miletus, he called to him the elders of the church : 18 and when they were come to him, he said to them, Ye know how I have been among you the whole time, from the first day that I came into Asia; 19 serving the Lord with all lowliness of mind, and with many tears, and trials which befell me by the plottings of the Jews: 20 that I have withheld nothing that was profitable, but have declared it to you, and taught you both publicly and at your homes; 21 testifying to all, both Jews and Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus: 22 and now, behold, I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will meet me there; 23 except that the Holy Spirit testifieth in every city, saying, that bonds and afflictions await Ine : 24 but I account life of no value to myself, so I may perfect my course, and the service which I received from the Lord Jesus; by testifying, throughout, the gospel of the grace of God. 25 And now, behold, I know that all ye, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, will see my face In O more : 26 wherefore I call you to witness this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men : 27 for I have not refrained from declaring to you the whole counsel of God: 28 take heed to yourselves, and to the whole flock over which the Holy Spirit hath made you overseers, to rule the church of God, which he hath purchased with the blood of his own Son : 29 for I know that, after my departure, grievous wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock; 30 and from among yourselves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them : 31 watch, therefore; and remember, that for three years I have not ceased to warn everylowing day came to Rhodes, and from thence to Patara: 2 and finding a ship sailing over to Phenicia, we went on board, and put to sea : 3 and when we came in sight of Cyprus, we left it on the left hand, and sailed to Syria, and landed at Tyre: for there the ship was to unlade her burden : 4 and finding disciples, we remained there seven days; who told Paul, through the Spirit, not to go up to Jerusalem. 5 And when we had completed those days, we departed and pursued our way; and they all attended us out of the city, with their wives and children: 6 and having kneeled down on the shore, and prayed, we took leave of each other, and embarked in the ship; and they returned to their own homes. 7 And having finished our voyage from Tyre, we landed at Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren; and remained with them one day: 8 and the next day we departed, and came to Cesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven deacons; and abode with him : 9 and he had four daughters, virgins, who prophesied.
Rom. viii. 3, 32.
one of you, night and day, with tears. 32 And now, I commit you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified: 33 I have coveted no one's silver, or gold, or apparel : 34 ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered to my necessities, and to those who were with me: 35 I have shewed you in all things, that ye ought, by so labouring, to assist the weak; and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, “It is more blessed to give “ than to receive.” 36 And when he had said these words, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all: 37 and there was great lamentation of them all ; and they fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him ; 38 sorrowing most of all for the word which he had spoken, that they would see his face no more : and they accompanied him to the ship.
c. vi. 3, 5.
10 And as we continued there many days, a certain prophet, named Agabus, came down from Judea: 11 and he came to us, and took up Paul's girdle, and bound his own feet and hands; and said, Thus saith the Holy Spirit, So will the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man whose girdle this is, and will deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles: 12 and when we heard these words, both we, and they of that place, besought him not to go up to Jerusalem : 13 then Paul answered, Why do ye weep, and break my heart? for I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem, for the name of the Lord Jesus: 14 and since he would not be persuaded, we ceased; saying, The will of the Lord be done! 15 And after those days we loaded our goods, and went up to Jerusalem: 16 and some of the disciples also, from Cesarea, went with us, taking with them one Mnason, a Cyprian, a primitive disciple, with whom we were to be lodged. 17 And when we were come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly: 18 and the following day, Paul went in with us to James; and all the elders were present: