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pealed unto Cesar? unto Ce- of such manner of quessar shalt thou go.

tions, I asked him whether 13 And after certain days he would go to Jerusalem, king Agrippa and Bernice and there be judged of these came unto Cesarea to salute matters. Festus.

21 But when Paul had ap14 And when they had been pealed to be reserved unto there many days, Festus de- the hearing of Augustus, I clared Paul's cause unto the commanded him to be kept king, saying, There is a cer- till I might send him to Cesar. tain man left in bonds by Fe 22 Then Agrippa said unto lix:

Festus, I would also hear the 15 About whom, when I man myself. To morrow, was at Jerusalem, the chief said he, thou shalt hear him. priests and the elders of the 23 And on the morrow,

when Jews informed me, desiring to Agrippa was come, and Berhave judgment against him. nice, with great pomp, and

16 To whom I answered, It was entered into the place of is not the manner of the Ro-hearing, with the chief capmans to deliver any man to tains, and principal men of die, before that he which is ac- the city, at Festus' commandcused have the accusers face ment Paul was brought forth. to face, and have license to 24 And Festus said, King answer for himself concern- Agrippa, and all men which ing the crime laid against are here present with us, ye him.

see this man, about whom all 17 Therefore, when they the multitude of the Jews were come hither, without have dealt with me, both at any delay on the morrow I Jerusalem, and also here, crysat on the judgment seat, and ing that he ought not to live commanded the man to be any longer. brought forth.

25 But when I found that he 18 Against whom when had committed nothing worthe accusers stood up, they thy of death, and that he brought none accusation of himself hath appealed to Ausuch things as I supposed: gustus, I have determined to

19 But had certain questions send him. against him of their own su 26 Of whom I have no cerperstition, and of one Jesus, tain thing to write unto which was dead, whom Paul my lord. Wherefore I have affirmed to be alive.

brought him forth before you, 20 And because I doubted and specially before thee, O

nocent.

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king Agrippa, that, after ex 6 And now I stand and am amination had, I might have judged for the hope of the somewhat to write.

promise made of God unto 27 For it seemeth to me un- our fathers: reasonable to send a prisoner, 7 Unto which promise our and not withal to signify the twelve tribes, instantly servcrimes laid against him. ing God day and night, hope CHAPTER XXVI.

to come. For which hope's 2 Paul, in the presence of Agrippa, de- sake, king Agrippa, I am acclareth his life from his childhood. cused of the Jews. 12 and how miraculously he was converted, and called to his apostle 8 Why should it be thought ship. 24 Festus chargelh him to be a thing incredible with you, estly: 28 Agrippa is almost per- | that God should raise thé suaded to be a Christian. 31 The dead ? whole company pronounce him in

9 I verily thought with my. WHEN Agrippa said unto self, that I ought to do many

Paul, Thou art permitted things contrary to the name to speak for thyself. Then of Jesus of Nazareth. Paul stretched forth the hand, 10 Which thing I also did in and answered for himself: Jerusalem : and many of the 2 I think myself happy, king saints did I shut up in prisAgrippa, because I shall an-on, having received authoriswer for myself this day be-ty from the chief priests; and fore thee touching all the when they were put to death, things whereof I am accused I gave my voice against them. of the Jews:

11 And I punished them oft 3 Especially because I know in every synagogue, and comthee to be expert in all cus- pelled them to blaspheme; toms and questions which are and being exceedingly mad among the Jews: wherefore against them, I persecuted I beseech thee to hear me them even unto strange cities. patiently.

12 Whereupon as I went to 4 My manner of life from Damascus with authority and my youth, which was at the commission from the chief first among mine own nation priests, at Jerusalem, know all the 13 At midday, O king, I saw

in the way a light from heav5 Which knew me from the en, above the brightness of beginning, if they would test- the sun, shining round about ify, that after the most strait- me and them which journeyest sect of our religion I lived with me. ed a Pharisee.

14 And when we were all

Jews;

fallen to the earth, I heard a 21 For these causes the Jews voice speaking unto me, and caught me in the temple, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, went about to kill me. Saul, Saul, why persecutest 22 Having therefore obtainthou me ? it is hard for thee ed help of God, I continue to kick against the pricks. unto this day, witnessing

15 And I said, Who art thou, both to small and great, sayLord ? And he said, I am ing none other things than Jesus whom thou persecu- those which the prophets and test.

Moses did say should come : 16 But rise, and stand upon 23 That Christ should suffer, thy feet: for I have appeared and that he should be the first unto thee for this purpose, to that should rise from the make thee a minister and a dead, and should shew light witness both of these things unto the people, and to the which thou hast seen, and of Gentiles. those things in the which I 24 And as he thus spake for will appear unto thee; himself, Festus said with a

17 Delivering thee from the loud voice, Paul, thou art people, and from the Gen- beside thyself ; much learntiles, unto whom now I sending doth make thee mad. thee,

25 But he said, I am not 18 To open their eyes, and mad, most noble Festus; but to turn them from darkness speak forth the words of to light, and from the power truth and soberness. of Satan unto God, that they 26 For the king knoweth of may receive forgiveness of these things, before whom sins, and inheritance among also I speak freely: for I am them which are sanctified by persuaded that none of these faith that is in me.

things are hidden from him; 19 Whereupon, 0 king for this thing was not done Agrippa, I was not disobe- in a corner. dient unto the heavenly vi 27 King Agrippa, believest sion:

thou the prophets? I know 20 But shewed first unto that thou believest. them of Damascus, and at 28 Then Agrippa said unto Jerusalem, and throughout Paul, Almost thou persuadall the coasts of Judea, and est me to be a Christian. then to the Gentiles, that they 29 And Paul said, I would should repent and turn to to God, that not only thou, God, and do works meet for but also all that bear me this repentance.

day, were both almost, and

altogether such as I am, ex- | under Cyprus, because the cept these bonds.

winds were contrary. 30 And when he had thus 5 And when we had sailed spoken, the king rose up, and over the sea of Cilicia and the governor, and Bernice, Pamphylia, we came to Myra, and they that sat with them: a city of Lycia. 31 And when they were gone

6 And there the centurion aside, they talked between found a ship of Alexandria themselves, saying, This sailing into Italy; and he put man doeth nothing worthy us therein. of death or of bonds.

7 And when we had sailed 32 Then said Agrippa unto slowly many days, and scarce Festus, This man might have were come over against Cnibeen set at liberty, if he had dus, the wind not suffering not appealed unto Cesar. us, we sailed under Crete, CHAPTER XXVII.

over against Salmone;

8 And, hardly passing it, 1 Paul shipping toward Rome, 10 foretelleth of the danger of the voy came unto a place which is age, 11 but is not believed. 14 They called the Fair Havens; nigh 41 and suffer shipwreck, 22, 34, 44 whereunto was the city of yel all come safe to land.

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9 Now when much time was mined that we should spent, and when sailing was sail into Italy, they delivered now dangerous, because the Paul and certain other pris- fast was now already past, oners unto one named Juli- Paul admonished them, us, a centurion of Augustus' 10 And said unto them, band.

Sirs, I perceive that this voy, 2 And entering into a ship age will be with hurt and of Adramyttium, we launch- much damage, not only of ed, meaning to sail by the the lading and ship, but also coasts of Asia; one Aristar- of our lives. chus, a Macedonian of Thes 11 Nevertheless the centusalonica, being with us. rion believed the master and 3 And the next day we the owner of the ship, more touched at Sidon. And Ju-than those things which were lius courteously entreated spoken by Paul. Paul, and gave him liberty 12 And because the haven to go unto his friends to re- was not commodious to winfresh himself.

ter in, the more part advised 4 And when we had launch- to depart thence also, if by ed from thence, we sailed / any means they might attain

AND when it was deter

to Phenice, and there to win-should have hearkened unto ter; which is a haven of Crete, me, and not have loosed from and lieth toward the south-Crete, and to have gained west and northwest.

this harm and loss. 13 And when the south wind 22 And now I exhort you to blew softly, supposing that be of good cheer : for there they had obtained their pur shall be no loss of any man's pose, loosing thence, they sail- life among you, but of the ed close by Crete.

ship. 14 But not long after there 23 For there stood by me arose against it a tempestu- this night the angel of God, ous wind, called Euroclydon. whose I am, and whom I

15 And when the ship was serve, caught, and could not bear 24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; up into the wind, we let her thou must be brought before drive.

Cesar : and, lo, God hath 16 And running under a cer- given thee all them that sail tain island which is called with thee. Clauda, we had much work 25 Wherefore, sirs, be of to come by the boat: good cheer: for I believe

17 Which when they had God, that it shall be even as taken up, they used helps, it was told me. undergirding the ship; and, 26 Howbeit we must be cast fearing lest they should fall upon a certain island. into the quicksands, strake 27 But when the fourteenth sail, and so were driven. night was come, as we were

18 And we being exceeding- driven up and down in ly tossed with a tempest, the Adria, about midnight the next day they lightened the shipmen deemed that they ship;

drew near to some country ; 19 And the third day we cast 28 And sounded, and found out with our own hands the it twenty fathoms: and when tackling of the ship.

they had gone a little fur20 And when neither sun ther, they sounded again, and nor stars in many days ap- found it fifteen fathoms. peared, and no small tempest 29 Then fearing lest we lay on us, all hope that we should have fallen upon should be saved was then rocks, they cast four anchors

out of the stern, and wished 21 But after long abstinence, for the day. Paul stood forth in the midst 30 And as the shipmen were f them, and said, Sirs, ye l about to flee out of the ship,

taken away

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