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23 Forthere stood by me this 34 Wherefore I pray you to night the angel of God, whose take some meat; for this is for I am, and whom I serve, your health: for there shall not | Ž j, . '. o ; ao fall from the head of any • thou must be brought before 9e- of you, sar: and lo, God hath given thee 35 And when he had, thus *"...o. sail ...'", o: d i. he {...} bread, and *: herefore, sirs, be of good thanks to God, in presence o cheer: for ibéliève God, that it them all; , and when he had shall be even as it was told of he began i. *ill if e. | en were they all o 26 Howbeit, i. * be cast good cheer, and they also took upon a certain island. some meat. 27 But when the fourteenth , 37 And we were in all in the #. WaS ..". aS :*A; tWO hored threescore and riven up and down in ria, Sixteen Souls. about midnight the shipmen 38 And when they had eaten deemed that they drew near to enough, they lightened the ship, -*; ‘...; ded, and found i and cast out the wheat into the nd SOunded, and found at Sea. twenty fathoms: and when they 39. And when it was day, had gone a little further, they they knew not the land: but sounded again, and found it fif-they discovered a certain creek *† : ing l h i. a shore, o o which en fearing lest they they were minded, if it were o: o: olo rocks Po o o # ey cast four anchors out of when they had taken the stern, and wished for the up *. th. o y. themselves unto the sea, an 30 And as the shipmen were loosed the rudder-bands, and about to flee out of the ship, when hoised up the mainsail to the they had let down the boat into wind, and made toward the sea, under colour as though'shore. they would have cast anchors 41 And falling into a place o, fo, turi *::: tWO i "...o. aul said to the centurion the ship aground ; and the fore and to the soldiers, Except these part struck fast, and remained abide in the ship, ye cannot be unmoveable, but the hinder part “oth he soldi rio broken with the violence of en the Soldiers Cut Off the Waves. the ope of the boat, and lether 42 And the soldiers' counsel fall off. - was to kill the prisoners, lest any 33 And #. o :: them should swim out, and coming on, Paul besought t €SCape. - - --all to take meat, saying, This 43 But the centurion, willing o, is the o day . to save Paul, * them o ye have tarried, and continued their purpose, and commande fasting, having taken nothing that they whi could swim.

should cast themselves first into the sea, and get to land:

44 And the rest, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land.

CHAP. XXVIII.

1 Paul and company entertained by the barbarians: 8 he healeth many in the island,

&c. ANo when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita. 2 And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the on rain, and because of the COICl. 3 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. 4 And when the barbarians saw the venomous beasthang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live: 5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm. 6 Howbeit, they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly : but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god. 7 In the same quarters were possessions of the chief man of the island, whose name was Publius; who received us, and lodged us three days courteously 8 And it came to pass, that

the father of Publius lay sick of a fever, and of a bloody-flux: to whom Paul entered in, and rayed, and laid his hands on im, and healed him. 9. So when this was done, others also which had diseases in the island, came, and were healed : o 10 Who also honoured us with many honours; and when we departed, they laded us with such things as were necessary. 11 And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux. 12 And landing at Syracuse, we tarried there three days. 13 And from thence we fetched a compass, and came to Rhegium: and after one day the south wind blew, and we came the next day to Puteoli. 14 Where we food brethren, and were desired to tarry with them seven days: and so we went toward Rome. 15 And from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Ā piiForum, and The Three Taverns; whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage. 16 And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself, with a

soldier that kept him.

17 And it came to pass, that after three days, Paul called the chief of the Jews together. And when they were come together. he said unto them, Men and brethren, though I have com

mitted nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the IllallS : | 18 Who when they had examined me, would have let me go, because there was no cause of death in me. 19 But when the Jews spake against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Cesar; not that I ; aught to accuse my nation of. 20 For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to speak with you : because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain. 21 And they said unto him, We neither received letters out of Judea concerning thee, neither any of the brethren that came shewed or spake any harm of thee. 22 But we desire to hear of thee, what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against. 23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came inany to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded . testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening. 24 And some believed the

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things which were spoken, and some believed not. 25 And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Wellspake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers, 26 Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand: and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive. 27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and F should heal them. 28 Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it. 29 And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves. 30 And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, 31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.

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3 Concerning his Son Jesus

Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; 4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: 5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for ...i.e to the faith among all nations, for his name: 6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ: 7 'I'o all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. 9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers. 10 Making request (if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God) to come unto

you. 11 For I long to see you, that I may *. unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established ; 12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you, by the mutual #. both of you and me. 13 Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that of tentimes I purposed to come unto you (but was let hitherto) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles. 14 I am debtor both to the

Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. 15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome al

SO. 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness, and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness. 19 Because, that which may be known of God, is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because, that, when they knew God, the glorified him. not as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools; 23 And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footfooted beasts, and creeping things. 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. 26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections. For even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient : 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, malicious

CHAP. II.

1 They who condemn sin in others, and do the like themselves, are inexcusable, whether Jews or Gentiles.

THEREFORE thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art, that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest, doest the same things. 2. But we are sure that the judgment of God is accordin to truth, against them whic commit such things. 3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? 4. Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, and forbearance, and long-suffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? 5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart, treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath, and revelation of the righteous judgment of

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30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

31 ithout understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

32 Who, knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death; not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

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OCI ; 6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds: 7 To them who by patient continuance in well-doing, seek for glory, and honour, and immortality; eternal life: 8 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness: indignation and wrath, 9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil; of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; | 10 But glory, honour, and 'peace, to over; man that work

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