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29. For fear of Rocks, there-A. D. 62. fore, they put out all Anchors -v

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3. They saw it next Morning, and the Mariners would have secretly got the Boat and made off; to cover which Design, they pretended to go down, and let another Anchor from the Ship-head.

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were safe, 3. it was upon the natural Condition that

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32. To prevent them therefore, the Captain ordered his Soldiers to cut the Boat off, and set her a-drift.

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32. Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.

33. And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried, and continued fasting, having taken nothing.

34. Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for

* Wer. 34. TIf?: 13; Joséez; aash;ia:—For your Health: i. e. either in general, or it will strengthen you to swim and

save yourselves.

A. D. 62. your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head U-v- of any of you.

35, 36 & 37. And he to encourage them the more, ordered the Table to be spread, said Grace before them all, and then began to eat; they all followed his Example with Chearfulness and Satisfaction in the Hopes he had given them.

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41. But before they could reach quite into it, fell aground between two Seas, that beat the Stern apieces, while the Head lay fast.

35. And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all, and when he had broken it, he began to eat. 36. Then were they

all of good cheer, and they also took some meat.

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threescore and fixteen souls.

38. And when they had eaten enough, they lighted the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea.

39. And when it was day, they knew not the land: but they discovered a certain creek, with a shore, into the

which they were minded, if it were possible, to thrust in

the ship.

4o. And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed themselves unto

the sea, and loosed the rudder-bands, and hoised up the main sail to the wind, and made toward shore.

41. And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground, and the fore part stuck fast,

and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.

42. And the soldiers counsel was to kill the

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Paul's Treatment in the Isle of Malta. I, bit by a Piper without Harm; and is taken for a Deity. The Governor’s Father cured by Paul, with many others. He pro

teeds to Rome.

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Has only one Soldier to guard him, and freely converseth with his Friends. He preacheth to the Jews at Rome. The Succes; he had in it.

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whom Paul went, and by Prayer A. D. 63:

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9. The Fame of which miraculous Cure, induced abundance of other People to bring their sick Friends to him, and he cured them all.

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II. At three Month's End we went aboard an Alexandrian that wintered in the Isle, call’d Castor and Pollux.

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a fever, and of a bloody flux, to whom Paul entred in, and prayed, and laid his

hands on him, and healed him.

9. So when this was done, others also which had diseases in the island, came, and were healed:

ro. 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 set 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 found brethren, and were defired 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 Ineet us as far as Appii-forum, and the Three taverns: whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage.

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