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Paul answereth for himself. THE ACTS. Paul appealeth to Cesar.
9 And the Jews also assented, A. D. 60. A. D. 60. I and answered, Go thy way for saying, That these things were
this time; when I have a conveso.
nient season, I will call for thee. 10 Then Paul, after that the
y Ex. 23.8. 26 He hoped also that y money governor had beckoned unto him
should have been given him of to speak, answered, Forasmuch A. D. 53.
Paul, that he might loose him : as I know that thou hast been Feliz
wherefore he sent for him the of many years a judge unto this made pro
oftener, and communed with nation, I do the more cheerfully curator
him. answer for myself:
over A. D. 62.
27 But after two years Porcius
Judea. Because that thou mayest
Festus came into Felix' rooin: Understand, that there are yet but
*Ex. 23.2 and Felix, * willing to shew the twelve days since I went up to
eh. 12. 3.& Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound. Jerusalem for to worship.
h ver. 17.
CHAP. XXV. 12. i And they neither found mech. 21. 26.
2 The Jews accuse Paul before Festus. in the temple disputing with any ich. 25. 8.].
8 He answereth for himself, II and man, neither raising up the peo
& 28. 17.
appealeth unto Cesar, 14 Afterwards ple, neither in the synagogues,
Festus openeth his matter to king Anor in the city:
grippa, 23 and he is brought forth. 13 Neither can they prove the
25 Festus cleareth him to have dons things whereof they now accuse
nothing worthy of death. me.
NOW when Festus was come 14 But this I confess unto thee,
1 into the province, after three that after the way which they See Am.
days he ascended from Cesarea call heresy, so worship I the 1 God 8. 14. ch.9.
to Jerusalem. of my fathers, believing all things
a ch.24. 1. 2 . Then the high priest and the which are written in the law 12 Ti. 1.3. rer. 15. chief of the Jews informed him and in the prophets :
m ch. 26.
against Paul, and besought him, 15 And a have hope toward God, 22.&28.23.
3 And desired favour against which they themselves also al
him, that he would send for him low, that there shall be a resur
to Jerusalem, laying wait in the rection of the dead, both of the & 28. 20. (15.
way to kill him. just and unjust.
o Da. 12. 2.
4 But Festus answered, that 16 And pherein do I exercise John 6. 28,
Paul should be kept at Cesarea, myself, to have always a con 29.
and that he himself would depart science void of offence toward
p ch. 23. 1.
shortly thither. God, and toward men.
5 Let them therefore, said he, 17 Now, after many years, 91
which among you are able, go came to bring alms to my nation,
down with me, and accuse this
Ro. 15. 25. lc ch.18.14, and offerings.
man, cif there be any wickedness 18 Whereupon certain Jews
Ga. 2. 10. from Asia found me purified in
6 And when he had tarried the temple, neither with multi
among them more than ten days, tude, nor with turnult :
" as some he went down unto Cesarea ; and 19 Who ought to have been ch.23.30. copies the next day sitting on the judghere before thee, and object, if & 25. 16.
ment-seat, commanded Paul to
more than they had aught against me.
eight of 20 Or else let these same here
7 And when he was come, the
ter days. say, if they have found any evil
Jews which came down froin Je. doing in me, while I stood before
a Ma. 15.3. rusalem stood round about, d and the council,
Lu. 23. 2, laid many and grievous com21 Except it be for this one
10.ch.24,5, plaints against Paul, which they voice, that I cried, standing it
could not prove; mong them, "Touching the res- ch. 23. 6.
8 While he answered for himurrection of the dead I am called & 28. 20. Je ch. 6. 13.1 self, Neither against the law of in question by you this day.
& 21.12. & 1 the Jews, neither against the tem22 And when Felix heard these
28. 17. ple, nor yet against Cesar have things, having more perfect know
I offended any thing at all. ledge of that way, he deferred
sch.21.27. 9 But Festus, willing to do the thein, and said, When u Lysias u ver. 7.
Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, the chief captain shall come
6 ver. 20.
and said, * Wilt thou go up to down, I will know the uttermost
Jerusalem, and there be judged of your matter.
of these things before me? 23 And be commanded a centu
10 Then said Paal, I stand at rion to keep Paul, and to let him
Cesar's judgment-seat, where I have liberty, and that he should ch. 27. 3.
ought to be judged: to the Jews forbid none of his acquaintance & 28. 16.
have I done no wrong, as thoa to minister, or come unto him.
very well knowest. 24 And after certain days, when
A ver. 25. ' For if I be an offender, or Felix came with his wife Dru
eh. 18. 14. have committed any thing worthy silla, which was a Jewess, he
& 23.29.& of death, I refuse not to die : but sent for Paul, and heard him con
28. 31. if there be none of these things cerning the faith in Christ.
whereof these accuse me, no man 25 And as he reasoned of righte
ich. 18.32. may deliver me unto them. il oilsness, temperance, and judg
& 28. 19. appeal unto Cesar. ment to conne, Felix trembled,
12 Then Festus, when he had
2 Co. 8. 4. ver. 18.
Paul cleared by Festus.
CHAP. XXVI. Paul's defence before Agrippa, conferred with the council, an- A. D. 62. A. D. 62. | forth before you, and specially swered, Hast thou appealed unto
before thee, Oking Agrippa, that Cesar ? unto Cesar shalt thou go.
after examination had, I might 13 And after certain days, king
have some what to write. Agrippa and Bernice came unto
27 For it seemeth to me unreaCesarea, to salute Festus.
sonable to send a prisoner, and 14 And when they had been
I.not withal to signify the crimes there many days, Festus declared
laid against him. Paul's cause unto the king, say
CHAP. XXVI. ing, There is a certain man left ch.24.7.
2 Paul, in the presence of Agrippa, de in bonds by Felix:
clareth his life from his childhood, 18 15 1 About whom, when I was 1 ver. 2. 3.
and hou miraculously he was conau Jerusalem, the chief priests
verted, and called to his apostleship.
24 Festus chargeth him to be made and the elders of the Jews inform
whereunto he answereth modestly. 28 ed me, desiring to have judgment
Agrippa is almost persuaded to be a against him.
Christian. 31 The whole company 16 m To whom I answered, It is m ver. 4,5.
pronounce him in nocent. not the manner of the Romans
THEN Agrippa said unto Paul, to deliver any man to die, before
1 Thou art permitted to speak that he which is accused have the
for thyself. Then Paul stretched Accusers face to face, and have
forth the band, and answered for license to answer for himself
himself: concerning the crime laid against
2 I think myself happy, king him.
Agrippa, because I shall answer 17 Therefore, when they were
for myself this day before thee, come hither, n without any delay A ver. 6.
touching all the things whereof I on the morrow I sat on the judg
am accused of the Jews: ment-seat, and commanded the
3 Especially, because I knor man to be brought forth;
thee to be expert in all customs 18 Against whorn, when the ac
and questions which are among cusers stood up, they brought
the Jews: wherefore I beseech none accusation of such things
thee to hear me patiently. as I supposed:
4 My manner of life from my 19 o But had certain questions o ch.18.15.
youth, which was at the first against himn of their own super
& 23. 29.
among mine own nation at Jerustition, and of one Jesus, which
salem, know all the Jews, was dead, whom Paul affirmed to
5 Which knew me from the behe alive.
ach, 22. 3. ginning, (if they would testify,) 20 And because I doubted of Or, 1 & 23. 6. & that after a the most straitest sect such manner of questions, I asked
of questions. Lasked was doubt. 24. 16, 22. of our religion, I lived a Pharihim whether he would go to Je
ful how to Phi. 3. 5.
inquira rusalem, and there be judged of
och. 23. 6. hereof.
6. And now I stand, and am these matters.
Ic Ge. 3. 15. judged for the hope of the prom21 But when Paul had appealed
& 22.18. & ise made of God unto our fathers: to be reserved unto the hearinr Or, 26.4. & 49. 7 Unto which promised our of Augustus, I commanded him
twelve tribes, instantly serving to be kept till I might send him
15. 2 Sa. 7.
God te day and night, I hope to
12. Ps.132. to Cesar.
come. For which hope's sake,
11. Is. 4.2. 22 Then P Agrippa said unto lp See ch.9.& 7.14.&9.
king Agrippa, I am accused of Festus, I would also hear the man 15. 6. & 40.10.
the Jews. myself. To-morrow, said he, thou
Je, 23.5.& 8 Why should it be thought a shalt hear him.
33. 14, 15, thing incredible with you, that 23 And on the morrow, when
16. Ez. 34. God should raise the dead? Agrippa was come, and Bernice,
9 & I verily thought with myself, with great poinp, and was enter
Da. 9. 24.
that I ought to do many things
Mi. 7. 20. ed into the place of hearing, with
ch. 13. 32.
contrary to the name of Jesus of the chief captains and princi
Ro. 15, 8.
Nazareth. pa! men of the city, at Festus'
Tit. 2. 13.
10 Which thing I also did in commandment Paul was brought
d Ja. 1. 1.
Jerusalem: and many of the saints forth.
did I shut up in prison, having 24 And Festiis said, King Agrippa,
received authority i from the chief and all men which are here pres
priests; and when they were put ent with us, ve see this man about
• Lu. 2. 37.
to death, I gave iny voice against whom y all the multitude of the
q ver. 2. 3, 1 Ti. 5. 6.
them. Jews have dealt with me, both at
1 Th. 3.10.
11 And I punished them oft in Jerusalem, and also here, crying
every synagogue, and compelled that he ought not to live any
them to blaspheme ; and being
& John 18. longer.
exceedingly mad against them, 25 But when I found that he ch. 23.9,
I persecuted them even unto had committed nothing worthy 29.&26.31. Ach, 8. 3.
strange cities. of death, and that he himself
12 / Whereupon, as I went to hath appealed to Augustus, I have 12. i ch.9. 14, Damascus, with authority and deternined to send hiin.
21. & 22.5. commission from the chief priests, 26 of whom I have no certain
A ch.22.19. 13 At mid-day, O king, I saw thing to write unto my lord.
1 ch.9.3.& in the way a light from heaven, Wherefore I have brought him
122 6. above the brightness of the sun,
Paul's defence before Agrippa. THE ACTS.
Paul pronounced innocent shining round about me, and A. D. 62. A. D. 62., both almost, and altogether such them which journeyed with me.
as I am, except these bonds. 14 And when we were all fallen
30 And when he had thus spoto the earth, I heard a voice speak
ken, the king rose up, and the ing unto me, and saying in the
governor, and Bernice, and they Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why
tha! sat with them: persecutest thou me? It is hard
31 And when they were gone for thee to kick against the pricks.
aside, they talked between them15 And I sail, Who art thou,
If ch. 23.9, selves, saying, This man doeth Lord ? And he said, I am Jesus
29.& 25.25. nothing worthy of death, or of whom thou persecutest.
bonds. 16 But rise, and stand upon thy
32 Then said Agrippa unto Fesfeet: for I have appeared unto
tus, This man might have been ihee for this purpose, mto make mch. 22. g ch.25.11. set at liberty, bif he had not ap. thee a minister and a witness both
pealed unto Cesar. of these things which thou hast
CHAP. XXVII. seen, and of those things in the
1 Paul shipping toward Rome, 10 fore. which I will appear unto thee;
telleth of the danger of the voyage, 17 Delivering ihee from the peo
11 but is not believed. 14 They are ple, and from the Gentiles, n unto x ch.22.21.
tossed to and fro with tempest, 41 and whom now I send thee,
suffer shipwreck, 22, 34, 44 yet al 18 To open their eyes, and P to o Is. 36. 5.
come safe to land. turn them from darkness to light,
& 12.7. Lula ch.25.12,
AND when it was determined,
1.79. John 25. and from the power of Satan un
A that we should sail into Italy,
8. 12.2 Co. to God, that they may receive
4. 4. Ep.1.
they delivered Paul and certain forgiveness of sins, and inher 18. 1 Th.5.
other prisoners unto one named itance among them which are
Julius, a centurion of Augustus & sanctified by faith that is in me.
band. 19 Whereupon, Oking Agrippa, Ep. 4.18.&
2 And entering into a ship of AI was not disobedient unto the 5.8. Col.l.
dramyttium, we launched, meanheavenly vision :
13. 1 Pe. 2.
ing to sail by the coasts of Asia, 20 Buti shewed first unto them of 9, 25. 1b ch.19.29. one o Aristarchus, a Macedonian Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and 9 Lu. 1.77.
of Thessalonica, being with us. throughout all the coasts of Judea, Ep. 1.11.
3 And the next day we touched and then to the Gentiles, that col. 1. 12. c ch.24.23. 1 at Sidon. And Julius C courtethey should repent and turn to
s ch.20.32. & 23. 16. ously entreated Paul, and gave God, and do u works meet for re
him liberty to go unto his friends
t ch. 9, 20, pentance.
to refresh hinsell. 21 For these causes of the Jews
28.& 13, &
4 And when we had launched caught me in the temple, and 14, & 16,&
from thence, we sailed under Cywent about to kill me.
17, & ln, &
prus, because the winds were 22 Having therefore obtained
19, & 20,&
contrary. help of God, I continue unto this 21.
5 And when we had sailed over day, witnessing both to sinall and u Mat. 3.8.
the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, great, saying none other thing's ch.21.30,
we came to Myra, a city of Lycia. than those y which the prophets 31.
6 And there the centurion found and : Moses did say should come:
y Lu 21.27,
a ship of Alexandria sailing into 23 a That Christ should sufier,
44. ch. 24.
Italy; and he put us therein. and that he should be the first 14.& 2.23.
7 And when we had sailed slowthat should rise from the dead, Ro. 3. 21.
ly many days, and scarce were aud c should she w light into the John 5.
come over against Cnidus, the people, and to the Gentiles. 46.
wind not suttering us, we sailed .
under Crete, over against Salsell, Festus said with a loud voice, 26, 46.
Candy. mone: Paul, d thou art beside thyself; hou art beside mysel; 01 Co. 15.
| 8 And hardly passing it, came much learning doth make thee 20. Col. ).
unto a place which is called, The mad.
| Fair Havens ; nigh whereunto 25 But he said, I am not mad,
c Lu. 2.32.
was the city of Lasea. most noble Festus; but speak
9 Now, when much time was forth the words of truth and so
spent, and when sailing was now
John 10.20. berness.
1 Co. 1. 23.
la The fast dangerous, d because the fast was 2€ For the king knoweth of these & 2. 13.11. was on the now already past, Paul admonthings, before whom also I speak & 4.10.
tenth day lished them,
of the freely. For I am persuaded that
10 And said unto them, Sirs, I
seventh uone of these things are hidden
perceive that this voyage will be
month, from him; for this thing was not
Le. 23. 27, with l hurt and much damage, done in a corner
not only of the lading and ship, 27 King Agrippa, believest thou
Lut also of our lives. the prophets "I know that thou
Il Nevertheless, the centurion believest.
believed the master and the own28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul,
er of the ship more than those Almost thou persuadest me to be
things which were spoken by a Christian.
Paul. 29 And Paul said, I would to c1 Co. 7.7.
12 And because the haven was God, that not only thou, but also
not commodious to winter in, the all that hear me this day, were !
more part advised to depart
Paul's voyage toward Rome. CHAP. XXVIII. ' They suffer shipwreck. thence also, if by any means they | A. D. 62. A. D. 62. , they would have cast anchors out might attain to Phenice, and
of the foreship, there to winter, which is an ha
31 Paul said to the centurion, ven of Crete, and lieth toward the
and to the soldiers, Except these south-west and north-west..
abide in the ship, ye cannot be 13 And when the south wind blew
sa ved. softly, supposing that they had
32 Then the soldiers cut off the obtained their purpose, loosing
ropes of the boat, and let her fall thence, they sailed close by Crete.
ott. 14 But not long after there
33 And while the day was com farse against it a tempestuous # Or, beat.
ing on, Paul besought them a!l to wind, called Euroclydon.
take meat, saying, This day is the 15 And when the ship was
fourteenth day that ye have tarcaught, and could not bear up
ried, and continued fasting, hav. into the wind, we let her drive.
ing taken nothing. 16 And running under a certain
34 Wherefore I pray you to take island which is called Clauda,
some meat; for this is for your we had much work to come by
k 1 Ki.1.52. health: for there shall not an the boat:
Mat. 10.30. hair fall from the head of any of 17 Which when they had taken
yoti. up, they lised helps, undergird
35 And when he had thus spoing the ship; and fearing lest
11 Sa.9.13. ken, he took bread, and I gave they should fall into the quick
Mat.15.36. thanks to God in presence of thein sands, strake sail, and so were
Ma. 8. 6. all, and when he had broken it, driven.
John 6.11. The
he began to eat. 18 And we being exceedingly
36 Then were they all of good tossed with a tempest, the next
cheer, and they also took some day they lightened the ship;
meat. 19 And the third day we cast Jon. 1.5.
37 And we were in all in the out with our own hands the tack
ship two hundred threescore and ling of the ship.
m ch.2.41. sixteen m souls. 20 And when neither sun nor
& 7.14.Ro. 38 And when they had eaten stars in many days appeared, and
13. 1. 1 Pe. enough, they lightened the ship, 110 small tempest lay on us, all
and cast out the wheat into the hope that we should be saved was
ser. then taken away.
39 And when it was day, they 21 But after long abstinence,
knew not the land: but they disPaul stood forth in the midst of
covered a certain creek with a them, and said, Sirs, ye should
shore, into the which they were have hearkened unto me, and not
minded, if it were possible, to have loosed from Crete, and to
thrust in the ship. have gained this harm and loss.
40 And when they had taken 22 And now I exhort you to be
cut the up the anchors, they comunitted of good cheer: for there shall be
anchors, themselves unto the sea, and loosno loss of any man's life among
ed the rudder-bands, and hoieed
them in you, but of the ship.
up the mainsail to the wind, and 23 For there stood by me this
made toward shore. night the angel of God, whose I
41 And falling into a place am, and 5 whom I serve,
& Da. 6.16. n 2 Co. 11.
where two seas mel, il they ran 24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou
| Ro. 1. 9. 225.
the ship aground; and the foremust be brought before Cesar :
Ti. l. 3.
part stuck fast, and remained and lo, God hath given thee all
unmoveable, but the hinder part them that sail with thee.
was broken with the violence of 25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good
the waves. cheer: k for I believe God, that it Lu. 1.45.
42 And the soldiers' counsel was shall be even as it was told me. Ro. 4. 20,
to kill the prisoners, lest any of 26 Howbeit, i we must be cast
21.2 Ti. l.
them should swin out, and es
12. upon a certain island.
cape. 27 But when the fourteenth night ich. 28. 1.
43 But the centurion, willing to was come, as we were driven up
save Paul, kept them froin their and down in Adria, about mid
purpose, and commanded that night the shipmen deemed that
they which could swim, should they drew near to some country:
cast themselves first into the sea, 28 And sounded, and found it
and get to land : twenty fathoms: and when they
44 And the rest, some on boards, had gone a little further, they
and some on broken pieces of the sounded again, and found it fit
ship. And so it came to pass, teen fathons.
Jo ver. 22.
o that they escaped all safe to 29 Then fearing lest they should
land. have fallen upon rocks, they cast
CHAP. XXVIII. four anchors out of the stern, and
1 Paul after his shipwreck is kindly en. wished for the day.
tertained of the barbarians. 6 Tha 30 And as the shipmen were
viper on his hand hurleth him not, 8 about to flee out of the ship, when
He healeth many diseases in the isla they had let down the boat into
and. 11 They depart towards Rome, the sea, under colour as though!
17 He declareth to the Jews the cause
Paul proacheth the kingdom
of God to the Romans of his coming 24 After his preach1 A. D. 62. A. D. 63, but A Paul was suffered to dwell ing some wote persuaded, and some believed not. 30 Yet he preacheth
by himself, with a soldier that nch 21.25.
kept him. there two years.
17 And it came to pass, that AND when they were escaped,
after three days, Paul called the n then they knew that the a ch.27.28.
chief of the Jews together. And island was called Melita.
when they were come together, ? And the b barbarous people 6 Ro. 1.14.
he said unto them, Men and brethshewed us no little kindness: for 1 Co.14.11. i ch. 24.12, ren, i though I have committed they kindled a fire, and received
Col. 3. 11. 13. & 45.8. nothing against the people, or us every one, because of the pres
ch.21.33. customs of our fathers, yet was ent rain, and because of the cold.
I delivered prisoner froin Jerusa3 And when Paul had gathered
lem into the hands of the Roa bundle of sticks, and laid them
mans: on the fire, there care a viper
1 ch.22.24. 18 Who' when they had exam. out of the heat, and fastened on
& 24.10.& ined me, would have let me go,
25.8. & 28. his hand.
because there was no cause of
31. 4 And when the barbarians saw
death in me. the venomous beast hang on his
19 But when the Jews spake 2hand, they said among them
25. gainst it, I was constrained to selves, No doubt this man is a
appeal unto Cesar; not that I murderer, whom, though he hath
had aught to accuse my nation of escaped the sea, yet vengeance
20 For this cause therefore have suffereth not to live..
I called for you, to see you, and 5 And he shook off the beast
to speak with you: because that into the fire, and e felt no harm.le Ma. 16. nch, 28. 6, n for the hope of Israel I am 6 How beit, they looked when he | 18, Lu. 10.17.
bound with this chain. should have swollen, or fallen 19. och.26.29. 21 And they said unto him, We down dead suddenly : but after
Ep.3.1.&4. neither received letters out of Juthey had looked a great while,
dea concerning thee, neither any and saw no harm come to him,
2 Ti. 1. 16.
of the brethren that came shewed
42.9, Phithey changed their minds, and
or spake any harm of thee.
lem. 10,13. d said that he was a god.
22 But we desire to hear of thee, 7 In the same quarters were
what thou thinkest: for as conpossessions of the chief man of
cerning this sect, we know that ihe island, whose name was Pub
p Lu. 2.34. every where Pit is spoken against lins; who received us, and lodg
ch.24 5,14. 23 And when they had appointed us three days courteously.
1 Pe. 2. 12. 1 ed him a day, there came many 8 And it came to pass, that the
& 4. 14.
to him into his lodging: 8 to father of Publius lay sick of a fe
q La.24.27. whom he expounded and testifiver, and of a bloody-flux : to
ed the kingdom of God, persuadwhom Paul entered in, and pray Ja. 5. 14,
ing them concerning Jesus, "both ed, and flaid his hands on him,
out of the law of Moses, and out and healed him.
f Ma. 6.3.
9.2 of the prophets, from morning 9 So when this was done, others & 7. 32. &
till evening. also which had diseases in the 16. 18. Lu.sch. 14. 4. 24 And some believed the island, came, and were healed :
14. 40. ch. & 17. 4. & things which were spoken, and 10 Who also honoured us with
19.11, 13. 1 19. 9.
some believed pot.
Co.12.9,28. many 6 honours; and when we
25 And when they agreed not departed, they laded us with such & Mat. 15.
among themselves, they departed, things as were necessary.
after that Paul had spoken one Ul And after three months we A. D. 63.
word, Well spake the Holy Ghost departed in a ship of Alexandria,
by Esaias the prophet unto our which had wintered in the isle,
fathers, whose sign was Castor and Pol
t 9,6.9.Je. 26 Saying, Go unto this people, Jux.
5.21. Ez. 12. and say, Hearing ye shall hear, 12 And landing at Syracuse, we
2. Mat. 13. and shall not understand; and tarried there three days.
14, 15. Ma.
seeing ye shall set, and not per
4.12. Lu.8. 13 And from thence we fetched
10.John12. a compass, and came to Rhegi
40. Ro. ll.
27 For the heart of this people um: and after one day the south
is waxed gross, and their ears are wind blew, and we came the next
dull of hearing, and their eyes day to Puteoli:
have they closed; lest they shou!} 14 Where we found brethren,
see with their eyes, and hear with and were desired to tarry with
their ears, and understand with them seven days: and so we
their heart, and should be conwent toward Rome.
verted, and I should heal them. 15 And from thence, when the
28 Be it known therefore into brethren heard of us, they came
you, that the salvation of God is to meet us as far as Appii-forum,
sent a unto the Gentiles, and that
41, 43. ch. and The Three Taverns; whom
they will hear it. when Paul saw, he thanked God,
18.6. & 92.
29 And when he had said these and took courage.
21. & 26.17, words, the Jews departed, and 16 And when we came to Rome,
18. Ro. 11. i had great reasoning among themthe centurion delivered the pris
selves. oners to the captain of the guard:
LA. D. 66. | 30 And Paul dwelt two whole