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which was beforest of Jupiter, Barnabas to Dhe departed with:

Paui and Barnabas at Lystra: THE ACTS, They return to Antioch. because he was the chief | the next day he departed with speaker.

21 And when they had which was before their city, preached the gospel to that brought oxen and garlands unto city, and had taught many, the gates, and would have done they returned again to. Lystra, sacrifice with the people. ? and to Iconium, and Antioch,

14 Which when the apostles, 22 Confirming the souls of Barnabas and Paul, heard of, the disciples, and exhorting they rent their clothes, and ran them to continue in the faith, in among the people, crying and that we must through out,

much tribulation enter into the 15 And saying, Sirs, why kingdom of God. do ye these things? We also | 23 And when they had are men of like passions with ordained them elders in every you, and preach unto you, church, and had prayed with that ye should turn from these fasting, they commended them vanities, unto the living God, to the Lord, on whom they which made heaven and earth, believed. and the sea, and all things that 24 And after they had passed are therein:

throughout Pisidia, they came 16 Who in times past suffered to Pamphylia. all nations to walk in their own | 25 And when they had ways.

preached the word in Perga, 17 Nevertheless, he left not they went down into Attalia: himself without witness, in that 26 And thence sailed to he did good, and gave us rain Antioch, from whence they had from heaven, and fruitful sea- | been recommended to the grace sons, filling our hearts with food of God for the work which they and gladness.

fulfilled. 18 And with these sayings 27 And when they were come, scarce restrain d they the people, and had gathered the church that they had not done sacrifice together, they rehearsed all that unto them.

God had done with them, and 19 And there came thither how he had opened the door of certain Jews from Antioch and faith unto the Gentiles. Iconium, who persuaded the 28 And there they abode long people, and having stoned Paul, | time with the disciples. drew him out of the city, sup

CHAP. XV. posing he had been dead. - Dissension about circumcision.

20 Howbeit, as the disciples AND certain men which stood round about him, he rose came down from Judea, up, and came into the city: and I taught the brethren, and said,

them, and

$ from Antioch ner how he had one

The apostolic council

CHAP. XV.

respecting circumcision. Except ye be circumcised after giving them the Holy Ghost, the manner of Moses, ye cannot even as he did unto us; be saved.

9 And put no difference be2 When therefore Paul and tween us and them, purifying Barnabas had no small dissension their hearts by faith. and disputation with them, they 10 Now therefore why tempt determined that Paul and Bar- ye God, to put a yoke upon the nabas, and certain other of neck of the disciples, which them, should go up to Jeru- neither our fathers nor we were salem, unto the apostles and able to bear? elders, about this question. 11 But we believe that

3 And being brought on their through the grace of the Lord way by the church, they passed Jesus Christ we shall be saved, through Phenice and Samaria, even as they declaring the conversion of the 12 Then all the multitude Gentiles: and they caused great kept silence, and gave audience joy unto all the brethren. to Barnabas and Paul, declaring 14 And when they were come what miracles and wonders God to Jerusalem, they were re- had wrought among the Genceived of the church, and of the tiles by them. apostles and elders; and they 13 And after they had held declared all things that God had their peace, James answered, done with them. .

saying, Men and brethren, 5 But there rose un certain of hearken unto me: the sect of the Pharisees which 14 Simeon hath declared how believed, saying, That it was God at the first did visit the needful to circumcise them, and Gentiles, to take out of them to command them to keep the a people for his name. law of Moses.

15 And to this agree the 6 And the apostles and elders words of the prophets; as it is came together for to consider of written, this matter.

| 16 After this I will return, 7 And when there had been and will build again the tabermuch disputing, Peter rose up, nacle of David, which is fallen and said unto them, Men and down; and I will build again brethren, ye know how that the ruins thereof, and I will set à good while ago God made it up:.. choice among us, that the Gen | 17 That the residue of men tiles by my mouth should hear might seek after the Lord, and the word of the gospel, and all, the Gentiles, upon who believe.

my name is called, saith the 8 And God, which knoweth Lord, who doeth all these the hearts, bare them witness, I things.

Letters from the apostles THE ACTS, to the Gentile converts.

18 Known unto God are all | 26 Men that have hazarded his works, from the beginning their lives for the name of our of the world.

Lord Jesus Christ. 19 Wherefore my sentence is, 27 We have sent therefore that we trouble not them, which Judas and Silas, who shall also from among the Gentiles are tell you the same things by turned to God;

mouth. 20. But that we write unto | 28 For it seemed good to the them, that they abstain from Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay pollutions of idols, and from upon you no greater burden fornication, and from things than these necessary things; strangled, and from blood. 29 That ye abstain from

21 For Moses of old time meats offered to idols, and from hath in every city them that blood, and from things strangled, preach him, being read in the and from fornication: from which synagogues every sabbath-day. if ye keep yourselves, ye shall

22 q- Then pleased it the do well. Fare ye well. apostles and elders, with the 30 So when they were diswhole church, to send chosen missed, they came to Antioch: men of their own company to and when they had gathered Antioch, with Paul and Bar- the multitude together, they nabas; namely, Judas surnamed delivered the epistle: . Barsabas, and Silas, chief men 1.31 Which when they had among the brethren;

read, they rejoiced for the con23 And they wrote letters by solation. them after this manner, Theapo- 32 And Judas and Silas, stles and elders, and brethren, being prophets also themselves, send greeting unto the brethren exhorted the brethren with many which are of the Gentiles in words, and confirmed them. Antioch, and Syria, and Cilicia: 33 And after they had tarried

24 Forasmuch as we have there a space, they were let go heard, that certain which went in peace from the brethren unto out from us have troubled you the apostles. with words, subverting your 1 34 Notwithstanding, it pleased souls, saying, Ye must be cir- Silas to abide there still." cumcised, and keep the law : 1 35 Paul also and Barnabas to whom we gave no such com- continued in Antioch, 'teaching mandment:

and preaching the word of the ..25 It seemed good unto us, | Lord, with many others also.. beingassembled with one accord, 36 | And some days after, to send chosen men unto you, Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us with our beloved Barnabas and go again and visit our brethren, Paul,

Lin every city where we have departed, being into the grace

in the night; There sved

Paul and Barnabas separate. CHAP. XVI. Paul visits Macedonia. preached the word of the Lord, were ordained of the apostles and see how they do.

and elders which were at Jeru37 And Barnabas determined salem. to take with them John, whose 5 And so were the churches surname was Mark.

established in the faith, and 38 But Paul thought not increased in number daily. good to take him with them, 16 Now when they had who departed from them from gone throughout Phrygia and Pamphylia, and went not with the region of Galatia, and were them to the work.

forbidden of the Holy Ghost to 39 And the contention was so preach the word in Asia, sharp between them, that they 7 After they were come to departed asunder one from the Mysia, they assayed to go into other: and so Barnabas took Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus: them not.

40 And Paul chose Silas, and 8 And they passing by Mysia, departed, being recommended came down to Troas. by the brethren unto the grace 9 And a vision appeared to of God.

41 And he went through a man of Macedonia, and prayed Syria and Cilicia confirming him, saying, Come over into the churches.

Macedonia, and help us.
CHAP, XVI.

| 10 And after he had seen the Paul circumciseth Timothy. vision, immediately we endeaTHEN came he to Derbe voured to go into Macedonia,

1 and Lystra: and behold, assuredly gathering that the à certain disciple was there, Lord had called us for to preach named Timotheus, the son of the gospel unto them. . a certain woman, which was a 11 Therefore loosing from Jewess, and believed; but his Troas, we came with a straight father was a Greek: ' . course to Samothracia, and the

2 Which was well reported next day to Neapolis; of by the brethren that were at 12 And from thence to PhiLystra and Iconium. .

lippi, which is the chief city of - 3 Him would Paul have to that part of Macedonia, and

go forth with him; and took and a colony. And we were in that circumcised him, because of city abiding certain days.. the Jews which were in those 13 And on the sabbath we quarters: for they knew all that went out of the city by a river his father was a Greek.

side, where prayer was wont to 4 And as they went through be made: and we sat down, and the cities, they delivered them spake unto the women which the decrees for to keep, that resorted thither.

Lydia converted.

THE ACTS, Paul and Silas imprisoned : 14 And a certain woman 21 And teach customs which named Lydia, a seller of purple, are not lawful for us to reof the city of Thyatira, which ceive, neither to observe, being worshipped God, heard us: Romans. whose heart the Lord opened, 22 And the multitude rose that she attended unto the up together against them; and things which were spoken of the magistrates rent off their Paul.

clothes, and commanded to beat 15 And when she was bap-them.' tized, and her household, she 23 And when they had laid besought us, saying, If ye have many stripes upon them, they judged me to be faithful to the cast them into prison, charging Lord, come into my house and the jailer to keep them safely : abide there. And she con- 24 Who having received strained us.

such a charge, thrust them into 16 And it came to pass, as the inner prison, and made we went to prayer, a certain their feet fast in the stocks. damsel possessed with a spirit L 25 And at midnight Paul of divination met us, which and Silas prayed, and sang brought her masters much gain praises unto God: and the pri. by soothsaying:

soners heard them. 17 The same followed Paul 26 And suddenly there was and us, and cried, saying a great earthquake, so that the These men are the servants of foundations of the prison were the most high God, which shaken: and immediately all shew unto us the way of sal- | the doors were opened, and vation.

every one's bands were loosed. 18 And this did she many | 27 And the keeper of the days. But Paul, being grieved, prison awaking out of his sleep, turned and said to the spirit, and seeing the prison doors I command thee in the name of open, hé drew out his sword, Jesus Christ, to come out of and would have killed himself, her. And he came out the supposing that the prisoners had same hour. . .. been fled.

19 And when her masters | 28 But Paul cried with saw that the hope of their gains a loud voice, saying, Do thywas gone, they caught Paul and self no harm; for we are all Silas, and drew them into the here. market-place, unto the rulers, l 29 Then he called for a light,

20 And brought them to the and sprang in, and came tremmagistrates, saying, These men, bling, and fell down before Paul being Jews, do exceedingly and Silas ; trouble our city,

30 And brought them out,

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