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the brethren, and said, Except ye we shall be saved, even as they. pe circumcised after the manner of 12 | Then all the multitude Moses, ye cannot be saved. kept silence, and gave audience
2 When therefore Paul and to Barnabas and Paul, declaring Barnabas had no small dissension what miracles and wonders God und disputation with them, they had wrought among the Gentiles determined that Paul and Barna- | by them. bas, and certain other of them, f 13 And after they had held should go up to Jerusalem unto their peace, James answered, saythe apostles and elders about this ing, Men and brethren, hearken question. e 3 And being brought on their 14 Simeon hath declared how way by the church, they passed God at the first did visit the Genthrough Phenice and Samaria, de- tiles, to take out of them a peoclaring the conversion of the Gen-ple for his name. tiles : and they caused great joy! 15 And to this agree the words unto all the brethren.
of the prophets; as it is written, 4 And when they were come to a 16 After this I will return, and Jerusalem, they were received of will build again the tabernacle of the church, and of the apostles David which is fallen down ; and and elders, and they declared all I will build again the ruins thereof, things that God had done with and I will set it up : them.
| 17 That the residue of men f 5 But there rose up certain might seek after the Lord, and all of the sect of the Pharisees, which the Gentiles, upon whom my name believed, saying, That it was need- is called, saith the Lord, who doeth ful to circumcise them, and to all these things. command them to keep the law oft 18 Known unto God are all his Moses.
works from the beginning of the 6 [ And the apostles and elders world. came together for to consider of d 19 Wherefore my sentence is, this matter.
I that we trouble not them, which 7 And when there had been from among the Gentiles are turnmuch disputing, Peter rose up and ed to God : said unto them, Men and brethren, d 20 But that we write unto them ye know how that a good while that they abstain from pollutions ago, God made choice among us, of idols, and from fornication, and that the Gentiles, by my mouth, from things strangled, and from should hear the word of the gos- blood. pel, and believe.
| .21 For Moses of old time hath # 8 And God, which knoweth the in every city them that preach hearts, bare them witness, giving him, being read in the synagogues them the Holy Ghost, even as he every sabbath-day. did unto us :
If 22 Then pleased it the apostles c9 And put no difference between and elders, with the whole church, us and them, purifying their hearts to send chosen men of their own by faith.
company to Antioch, with Paul 10 Now therefore why tempt ye and Barnabas ; namely, Judas surGod, to put a yoke upon the neck named Barsabas, and Silas, chief of the disciples, which neither our men among the brethren: fathers, nor we were able to bear? g 23 And they wrote letters by t 11 But we believe, that through, them after this manner; The aposthe grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, tles, and elders, and brethren, send
greeting unto the brethren which again and visit our brethren, in are of the Gentiles in Antioch, and every city where we have preach Syria, and Cilicia.
ed the word of the Lord, and see 24 Forasmuch as we have heard, how they do. that certain which went out from 37 And Barnabas determined to us, have troubled you with words, take with them John, whose sur subverting your souls, saying, Ye name was Mark. must be circumcised, and keep the g 38 But Paul thought not good to law; to whom we gave no such take him with them, who departed commandment ;
from them from Pamphylia, and c 25 It seemed good unto us, be- went not with them to the work ing assembled with one accord, toc 39 And the contention was so send chosen men unto you, with sharp between them, that they our beloved Barnabas and Paul : I departed asunder one from the < 26 Men that have hazarded other : and so Barnabas took their lives for the name of our Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus. Lord Jesus Christ.
Id 40 And Paul chose Silas, and 27 We have sent therefore Ju-departed, being recommended by das and Silas, who shall also tell the brethren unto the grace of God you the same things by mouth. 18 41 And he went througb Ss
28 For it seemed good to the ria and Cilicia, confirming the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon churches. you no greater burden than these
CHAP XVI. necessary things ;
THEN came he to Derbe d 29 That ye abstain from meats Land Lystra : and behold. offered to idols, and from blood, a certain disciple was there, named and from things strangled, and Timotheus the son of a certain from fornication : from which if ye woman which was a Jewess, ant keep yourselves, ye shall do well. believed, but his father was a Fare ye well.
Greek: 30 So when they were dismiss-lg 2 Which was well reported of ed, they came to Antioch ; and by the brethren that were at when they had gathered the multi- Lystra and Iconium. tude together, they delivered the 3 Him would Paul have to go epistle.
forth with him; and took and cir 31 Which when they had read, cumcised him, because of the they rejoiced for the consolation. Jews which were in those quar d 32 And Judas and Silas, being ters: for they knew all that his prophets also themselves, exhorted father was a Greek : the brethren with many words, and 4 And as they went throngh the confirmed then.
cities, they delivered them the 33 And after they had tarried decrees for to keep, that were or there a space, they were let go in dained of the apostles and elders peace from the brethren unto the which were at Jerusalem. apostles.
|d 5 And so were the churches * 34 Notwithstanding, it pleased established in the faith, and inSilas to abide there still.
creased in number daily. 35 Paul also and Barnabas con- t 6 Now, when they had gone tinued in Antioch, teaching and throughout Phrygia, and the repreaching the word of the Lord, gion of Galatia, and were forbidwith many others also.
den of the Holy Ghost to preach f36 1 And some days after, Paul the word in Asia; said unto Barnabas, Let us golg 7 After they were come to
Mysia, they assayed to go into God, which shew unto us the way Bithynia : but the Spirit suffered of salvation. them not.
Im 18 And this did she many days. 8 And they passing by Mysia, But Paul being grieved, turned came down to Troas.
and said to the Spirit, I command d 9 And a vision appeared to Paul thee in the name of Jesus Christ in the night : There stood a man to come out of her. And he came of Macedonia, and prayed him, out the same hour. saying, Come over into Macedo-c 19 ( And when her masters saw nia, and help us.
that the hope of their gains was 10 And after he had seen the gone, they caught Paul and Silas, vision, immediately we endeavour-land drew them into the marketed to go into Macedonia, assuredly place unto the rulers, gathering, that the Lord had called "20 And brought them to the us for to preach the gospel unto magistrates, saying, These men, them.
being Jews, do exceedingly trouble g 11 Therefore loosing from Troas, our city, we came with a straight course to 21 And teach customs which Samothracia, and the next day to are not lawful for us to receive, Neapolis ;
neither to observe, being Romans. g 12 And from thence to Philippi, 22 And the multitude rose up which is the chief city of that together against them : and the part of Macedonia, and a colony : magistrates rent off their clothes, and we were in that city abiding and commanded to beat them. certain days.
| 23 And when they had laid d 13 And on the sabbath we went many stripes upon them, they cast out of the city by a river side, them into prison, charging the jailer where prayer was wont to be to keep them safely. made ; and we sat down, and 24 Who having received such a spake unto the women which re- charge, thrust them into the inner sorted thither.
prison, and made their feet fast in t 14 [ And a certain woman na- the stocks. med Lydia, a seller of purple, of d 25 1 And at midnight Paul and the city of Thyatira, which wor- Silas prayed, and sang praises unshipped God, heard us : whose to God : and the prisoners heard heart the Lord opened, that she them. attended unto the things which m 26 And suddenly there was a were spoken of Paul.
great earthquake, so that the found 15 And when she was baptized, dations of the prison were shaken: and her household, she besought and immediately all the doors were us, saying, If ye have judged me opened, and every one's bands to be faithful to the Lord, come were loosed. into my house, and abide there : 27 And the keeper of the prison And she constrained us.
awaking out of his sleep, and seeing f 16 | And it came to pass as we the prison-doors open, he drew out went to prayer, a certain damsel his sword, and would have killed possessed with a spirit of divina- himself, supposing that the prisontion, met us, which brought her ers had been fled. masters much gain by soothsay- e 28 But Paul cried with a loud ing :
voice, saying, Do thyself no harm : c 17 The same followed Paul and for we are all here. us, and cried, saying, These men 29 Then he called for a light, are the servants of the most highland sprang in, and came trem
bling, and fell down before Paul |d 2 And Paul, as his manner was, and Silas;
went in unto them, and three sabd 30 And brought them out, and bath-days reasoned with them out said, Sirs, what must I do to be of the scriptures, saved?
t 3 Opening and alleging, that d 31 And they said, Believe on the Christ must needs have suffered, Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt and risen again from tbe dead; be saved, and thy house.
and that this Jesus, whom I preach 32 And they spake unto him the unto you, is Christ. word of the Lord, and to all that c 4 And some of them believed. were in his house.
and consorted with Paul and Silas: d 33 And he took them the same and of the devout Greeks a great hour of the night, and washed multitude, and of the chief women their stripes ; and was baptized, not a few. he and all his, straightway. c5 But the Jews which belief d 34 And when he had brought ed not, moved with envy, took usthem into his house, he set meat to them certain lewd fellows a before them, and rejoiced, believ- the baser sort, and gathered a ing in God with all his house. company, and set all the city on
f 35 And when it was day, the an uproar, and assaulted the house magistrates sent the sergeants, of Jason, and sought to bring them saying, Let those men go
out to the people. 36 And the keeper of the prison 6 And when they found them told this saying to Paul, The ma- not, they drew Jason and certait gistrates have sent to let you go : brethren unto the rulers of the now therefore depart, and go in city, crying, These that have turk peace.
ed the world upside down, are 37 But Paul said unto them, come hither also; ? They have beaten us openly un-| 7 Whom Jason hath received condemned, being Romans, and and these all do contrary to the have cast us into prison ; and now decrees of Cesar, saying, that there • do they thrust us out privily? nay is another king, one Jesus.
verily; but let them come them-| 8 And they troubled the people selves and fetch us out.
and the rulers of the city, when 38 And the sergeants told these they heard these things. words unto the magistrates: and 9 And when they had taken se they feared when they heard that curity of Jason and of the other, they were Romans.
they let them go. 39 And they came and besought f 10 ( And the brethren immedithem, and brought them out, and ately sent away Paul and Silas by desired them to depart out of the night unto Berea : who coming city.
thither, went into the synagogue f 40 And they went out of the of the Jews. prison, and entered into the house d* 11 These were more no of Lydia : and when they had those in Thessalonica, in that they seen the brethren, they comforted received the word with all readithem, and departed.
ness of mind, and searched the CHAP. XVII.
scriptures daily, whether those & TUTOW when they had passed things were so.
I through Amphipolis, and 12 Therefore many of them beApollonia, they came to Thessalo- lieved; also of honourable women nica, where was a synagogue of which were Greeks, and of mea the Jews.
not a few.
g 13 But when the Jews of Thes-THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom salonica had knowledge that the therefore ye ignorantly worship, word of God was preached of Paul | him declare I unto you. at Berea, they came thither also, t 24 God that made the world, and stirred up the people.
and all things therein, seeing that 14 And then immediately the he is Lord of heaven and earth, brethren sent away Paul, to go as dwelleth not in temples made with it were to the sea: but Silas and hands; Timotheus abode there still. 6 25 Neither is worshipped with g 15 And they that conducted men's hands, as though he needed Paul brought him unto Athens : any thing, seeing he giveth to all
unto Silas and Timotheus for tot 26 And hath made of one blood come to him with all speed, they all nation
with all speed, they all nations of men for to dwell on departed.
all the face of the earth, and hath f16 | Now, while Paul waited determined the times before apfor them at Athens, his spirit was pointed, and the bounds of their stirred in him, when he saw the habitation ; city wholly given to idolatry. d 27 That they should seek the
17 Therefore disputed be in the Lord, if haply they might feel after synagogue with the Jews, and with him, and find him, though he be the devout persons, and in the not far from every one of us : market daily with them that met | 6 28 For in him we live, and move, with him.
and have our being ; as certain £ 18 Then certain philosophers of also of your own poets have said, the Epicureans, and of the Stoics, For we are also his offspring.
Forasmuch then as we are What will this babbler say? other the offspring of God, we ought not sume, He seemeth to be a setter to think that the Godhead is like forth of strange gods: because he unto gold, or silver, or stone, grapreached unto them Jesus, and the ven by art and man's device. resurrection.
| d 30 And the times of this igno 19 And they took him, and rance God winked at; but now brought him unto Areopagus, say-commandeth all men every where ing, May we know what this new to repent : doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is?t 31 Because he hath appointed a
20 For thou bringest certain day, in the which he will judge strange things to our ears; we the world in righteousness, by that would know therefore what these man whom he hath ordained : things mean.
I whereof he hath given assurance 21 (For all the Athenians and unto all men, in that he hath raised strangers which were there, spent him from the dead. their time in nothing else, but f 32 And when they heard of either to tell, or to hear some new the resurrection of the dead, some thing.)
mocked: and others said, We will g 22 T Then Paul stood in the hear thee again of this matter. midst of Mars-hill, and said, Ye 33 So Paul departed from among men of Athens, I perceive that in them. all things ye are too supersti- 34 Howbeit, certain men clave, tious.
unto him, and believed : among 23 For as I passed by, and be- the which was Dionysius the Areheld your devotions, I found an opagite, and a woman named Da. altar with this inscription, TOlmaris, and others with them.