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23 For there 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

24 Saying, Fear not, Paul ; a hair fall from the head of any thou must be brought before Ce- of you. sar: and lo, God hath given thee 35 And when he had thus all them that sail with thee. spoken, he took bread, and gave

25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good thanks to God in presence of cheer : for I believe God, that it them all; and when he had shall be even as it was told broken it, he began to eat. me.

36 Then were they all of 26 Howbeit, we must 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 night was come, as we were ship two hundred threescore and driven up and down in Adria, sixteen souls. about midnight the shipmen 38 And when they had eaten deemed that they drew near to enough, they lightened the ship, some country;

and cast out the wheat into the 28 And sounded, and found it 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 teen fathoms.

with a shore, into the which 29 Then fearing lest they they were minded, if it were should have fallen upon rocks, possible, to thrust in the ship. they cast four anchors out of 40 And when they had taken the stern, and wished for the up the anchors, they committed day.

themselves unto the sea, and 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 out of the foreship,

where two seas met, they ran 31 Paul 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 saved.

was broken with the violence of 32 Then the soldiers cut off the waves. the ropes of the boat, and let her 42 And the soldiers' counsel fall off.

was to kill the prisoners, lest any 33 And while the day was of them should swim out, and coming on, Paul besought them escape. all to take meat, saying, This 43 But the centurion, willing day is the fourteenth day that to save Paul, kept them from ve have tarried, and continued their purpose, and commanded fasting, having taken nothing. that they which could swim.


should cast themselves first into the father of Publius lay sick of the sea, and get to land: a fever, and of a bloody-flux : to

44 And the rest, some on whom Paul entered in, and boards, and some on broken prayed, and laid his hands on pieces of the ship. And so it him, and healed him. came to pass, that they escaped 9 So when this was done, all safe to land.

others also which had diseases CHAP. XXVIII. in the island, came, and were 1 Paul and company entertained by the bar

healed : barians : 8 he healeth many in the island, 10 Who also honoured us &c.

with many honours; and when AND when they were escap, we departed, they laded us with

ed, then they knew that such things as were necessary. the island was called Melita. 11 And after three months

2 And the barbarous people we departed in a ship of Alexshewed us no little kindness : for andria, which had wintered in they kindled a fire, and receiv- the islé, whose sign was Castor ed us every one, because of the and Pollux. present rain, and because of the

12 And landing at Syracuse, cold.

we tarried there three days. 3 And when Paul had gather- 13 And from thence we ed a bundle of sticks, and laid fetched a compass, and came them on the fire, there came a to Rhegium: and after one day viper out of the heat, and fast- the south wind blew, and we ened on his hand.

came the next day to Puteoli: 4 And when the barbarians 14 Where we found brethren, saw the venomous beast hang on and were desired to tarry with his hand, they said among them seven days : and so we themselves, No doubt this man went toward Rome. is a murderer, whom, though he 15 And from thence, when hath escaped the sea, yet ven- the brethren heard of us, they geance suffereth not to live.

came to meet us as far as Appii5 And he shook off the beast Forum, and The Three Tavinto the fire, and felt no harm. erns; whom when Paul saw,

6 Howbeit, they looked when he thanked God, and took courhe should have swollen, or fall- age. en down dead suddenly: but 16 And when we came to after they had looked a great Rome, the centurion delivered while, and saw no harm come the prisoners to the captain of to him, they. changed their the guard: but Paul was sufferminds, and said that he was aled to dwell by himself, with a god.

soldier that kept him. 7 In the same quarters were 17 And it came to pass, that possessions of the chief man of after three days, Paul called the the island, whose name was chief of the Jews together. And Publius; who received us, and when they were come together, lodged us three days courteously he said unto them, Men and

8. And it came to pass, that brethren, though I have com

mitted nothing against the peo- things which were spoken, and ple, or customs of our fathers, some believed not. yet was I delivered prisoner from 25 And when they agreed not Jerusalem into the hands of the among themselves, they departRomans:

ed, after that Paul had spoken 18 Who when they had ex- one word, Well spake the Holy amined me, would have let me Ghost by Esaias the prophet go, because there was no cause unto our fathers, of death in me.

26 Saying, Go unto this peo19 But when the Jews spake ple, and say, Hearing, ye shall against it, I was constrained to hear, and shall not understand: appeal unto Cesar; not that I and seeing ye shall see, and not had aught to accuse my nation of perceive. 20 For this cause therefore 27 For the heart of this

peohave I called for you, to see you, ple is waxed gross, and their ears and to speak with you : because are dull of hearing, and their eyes that for the hope of Israel I am have they closed; lest they should bound with this chain.

see with their eyes, and hear 21 And they said unto him, with their ears, and understand We neither received letters out with their heart, and should be of Judea concerning thee, nei-converted, and I should heal ther any of the brethren that them. came shewed or spake any harm 28 Be it known therefore unof thee.

to you, that the salvation of God 22 But we desire to hear of is sent unto the Gentiles, and thee, what thou thinkest: for that they will hear it. as concerning this sect, we know 29 And when he had said that every where it is spoken these words, the Jews departed, against.

and had great reasoning among 23 And when they had ap- themselves. pointed him a day, there came 30 And Paul dwelt two whole many to him into his lodging; to years in his own hired house, whom he expounded and testifi- and received all that came in ed the kingdom of God, persuad- unto him, ing them concerning Jesus, both 31 Preaching the kingdom of out of the law of Moses, and out God, and teaching those things of the prophets, from morning which concern the Lord Jesus

Christ, with all confidence, no 24 And some believed thelman forbidding him.

úll evening:

पा T'he Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the ROMANS. CHAP. I.

tle, separated unto the Gospel of i Paul commendeth to the Romans his God, calling: 16 he sheweth that the gospel is for the justification of all men through

2 (Which he had promised faith.

afore by his prophets in the holy PAUL: a servant of Jesus scriptures,) Christ, called to be an apos

3 Concerning his Son Jesus

Christ our Lord, which was Greeks, and to the Barbarians; made of the seed of David ac- both to the wise, and to the uncording to the flesh;

wise. 4 And declared to be the Son 15 So, as much as in me is, of God with power, according I am ready to preach the gospel to the Spirit of holiness, by the to you that are at Rome alresurrection from the dead:

SO. 5 By whom we have receiv- 16 For I am not ashamed of ed grace and apostleship, for the gospel of Christ: for it is the obedience to the faith among all power of God unto salvation nations, for his name:

to every one that believeth ; to 6 Among whom are ye also the Jew first, and also to the the called of Jesus Christ: Greek.

7 To all that be in Roine, be- 17 For therein is the rightloved of God, called to be saints: eousness of God revealed from Grace to you, and peace from faith to faith: as it is written, God our Father, and the Lord The just shall live by faith. Jesus Christ.

18 For the wrath of God is 8 First, I thank my God revealed from heaven against all through Jesus Christ for you ungodliness, and unrighteousall, that your faith is spoken of ness of men, who hold the truth throughout the whole world. in unrighteousness.

9 For God is my witness, 19 Because, that which may whom I serve with my spirit in be known of God, is manifest in the gospel of his Son, that with- them; for God hath shewed it out ceasing I make mention of unto them. you always in my prayers. 20 For the invisible things of

10 Making request (if by any him from the creation of the means now at length I might world are clearly seen, being have a prosperous journey by the understood by the things that will of God) to come unto are made, even his eternal powyou.

er and Godhead; so that they 11 For I long to see you, that are without excuse: I may impart unto you some 21 Because, that, when they spiritual gift, to the end ye may knew God, they glorified him be established ;

not as God, neither were thank12 That is, that I may be ful, but became vain in their imcomsorted together with you, by aginations, and their foolish the mutual faith both of you heart was darkened.

22 Professing themselves to 13 Now I would not have be wise, they became fools ; you ignorant, brethren, that of- 23 And changed

the glory of tentimes I purposed to come the incorruptible God into an unto you (but was let hitherto) image made like to corruptible that I might have some fruit man, and to birds, and four-footamong you also, even as among footed beasts, and creeping other Gentiles.

things. 14 I am debtor both to thel 24 Wherefore God also gave

and me.

them up to uncleanness, through

CHAP. II. the lusts of their own hearts, to 1 They who condeinn sin in others, and dishonour their own bodies be- do the like themselves, are inexcusable, tween themselves :

whether Jews or Gentiles. 25. Who changed the truth of THEREFORE thou art inGod into a lie, and worshipped excusable, O man, whosoand served the creature more ever thou art, that judgest : for than the Creator, who is blessed wherein thou judgest another, for ever. Amen.

thou condemnest thyself; for 26 For this cause God gave thou that judgest, does the them up unto vile affections. same things. For even their women did 2 But we are sure that the change the natural use into that judgment of God is according which is against nature : to truth, against them which

27 And likewise also the men, commit such things. leaving the natural use of the 3 And thinkest thou this, O woman, burned in their lust one man, that judgest them which toward another; men with men do such things, and doest the working that which is unseem- same, that thou shalt escape the ly, and receiving in themselves judgment of God? that recompense of their error 4 Or despisest thou the riches which was ineet.

of his goodness, and forbear28 And even as they did not ance, and long-suffering; not like to retain God in their knowl- knowing that the goodness of edge, God gave them over to a God leadeth them to repentreprobate mind, to do those ance? things which are not conven- 5 But after thy hardness and ient :

impenitent heart, treasurest up 29 Being filled with all un- unto thyself wrath against the righteousness, fornication, wick- day of wrath, and revelation of edness, covetousness, malicious-the righteous judgment of ness; full of envy, murder, de-God; bate, deceit, malignity; whisper

6 Who will render to every ers,

man according to his deeds: 30 Backbiters, haters of God, 7 To them who by patient despiteful, proud, boasters, in- continuance in well-doing, seek ventors of evil things, disobedi- for glory, and honour, and iment to parents,

mortality ; eternal life 31 Without understanding, 8 But unto them that are concovenant-breakers, without na- tentious, and do not obey the tural affection, implacable, un- truth, but obey unrighteousmerciful :

ness: indignation and wrath, 32 Who, knowing the judg- 9 Tribulation and anguish, ment of God, that they which upon every soul of man that docommit such things are worthy eth evil; of the Jew first, and also of death; not only do the same, of the Gentile; bnt have pleasure in them that do 10 But glory, honour, and them.

peace, to every man that work 30


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