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An uproar against Paul.

THE ACTS.

It is appeased by the town-clerk. craft is in danger to be set at 35 And when the town-clerk nought; but also that the tem- had appeased the people, he ple of the great goddess Diana said, Ye men of Ephesus, what should be despised, and her man is there that knoweth not magnificence should be destroy- how that the city of the Epheed, whom all Asia, and the sians is a worshipper of the world worshippeth.

great goddess Diana, and of 28 And when they heard the image which fell down from these sayings, they were full of Jupiter? wrath, and cried out, saying, 36 Seeing then that these Great is Diana of the Ephe things cannot be spoken sians.

against, ye ought to be quiet, 29 And the whole city was and to do nothing rashly. filled with confusion: and hav- 37 For ye have brought hither ing caught Gaius and Aristar- these men, which are neither chus, men of Macedonia, Paul's robbers of churches, nor yet companions in travel, they rush- blasphemers of your goddess. ed with one accord into the 38 Wherefore, if Demetrius, theatre

and the craftsmen which are 30 And when Paul would with him, have a matter against have entered in unto the people, any man, the law is open, and the disciples suffered him not. there are deputies: let them

31 And certain of the chief implead one another. of Asia, which were his friends, 39 But if ye inquire any thing sent unto him desiring him concerning other matters, it that he would not adventure shall be determined in a lawful himself into the theatre.

assembly 32 Some therefore cried one 40 For we are in danger to thing, and some another: for be called in question for this the assembly was confused, day's uproar, there being no and the more part knew not cause whereby we may give an wherefore they were come to account of this concourse. gether

41 And when he had thus spo33 And they drew Alexander ken, he dismissed the assembly. out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the

1 Paul goeth to Macedonia. 7 He celebrateth

the Lord's supper, and preacheth. 9 Euty, hand, and would have made his chus having fallen down dead, 10 is raised defence unto the people.

to life. 17 At Miletum he calleth the elders

together, telleth them what shall befall to 34 But when they knew that himself, 28 committeth God's flock to them, he was a Jew, all with one voice

29 warneth them of false teachers, 32 com

mendeth them to God, 36 prayeth with them, about the space of two hours

and goeth his way. cried out, Great is Diana of the AND after the uproar was Ephesians

CHAP. XX.

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CHAP. XX.

Paul preacheth at Troas

Eutychus restored to life. him the disciples, and embraced 10 And Paul went down, and them, and departed for to go fell on him, and embracing him, into Macedonia.

said, Trouble not yourselves; 2 And when he had gone for his life is in him. over those parts, and had given 11 When he therefore was them much exhortation, he came come up again, and had broken into Greece,

bread, and eaten, and talked a 3 And there abode three long while, even till break of months. And when the Jews day, so he departed. laid wait for him, as he was about 12 And they brought the to sail into Syria, he purposed young man alive, and were not to return through Macedonia. a little comforted.

4 And there accompanied him 13 | And we went before to into Asia, Sopater of Berea; ship, and sailed unto Assos, and of the Thessalonians, Aris- there intending to take in Paul: tarchus and Secundus ; and for so had he appointed, mindGaius of Derbe, and Timo- ing himself to go afoot. theus ; and of Asia, Tychicus

14 And when he met with us and Trophimus.

at Assos, we took him in, and 5 These going before, tarried came to Mitylene. for us at Troas.

15 And we sailed thence, and 6 And we sailed away from came the next day over against Philippi, after the days of un- Chios; and the next day we leavened bread, and came unto arrived at Samos, and tarried them to Troas in five days; at Trogyllium; and the next where we abode seven days. day we came to Miletus.

7 And upon the first day of 16 For Paul had determined the week, when the disciples to sail by Ephesus, because he came together to break bread, would not spend the time in Paul preached preached unto them,

them, Asia: for he hasted, if it were (ready to depart on the mor- possible for him, to be at Jerurow) and continued his speech salem the day of Pentecost. until midnight.

17 And from Miletus he 8 And there were many lights sent to Ephesus, and called the in the upper chamber, where elders of the church. they were gathered together. 18 And when they were come

9 And there sat in a window to him, he said unto them, Ye a certain young man named know, from the first day that I Eutychus, being fallen into a came into Asia, after what mandeep sleep: and as Paul was ner I have been with you at all long preaching, he sunk down seasons, with sleep, and fell down from 19 Serving the Lord with all the third loft, and was taken humility of mind, and with

many tears and temptations,

up dead.

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me.

Paul's charge to the

elders of Ephesus. which befell me by the lying in God, which he hath purchased wait of the Jews :

with his own blood. 20 And how I kept back 29 For I know this, that after nothing that was profitable unto my departing shall grievous you, but have shewed you, and wolves enter in among you, not have taught you publicly, and sparing the flock. from house to house,

30 Also of your own selves 21 Testifying both to the shall men arise, speaking perJews, and also to the Greeks, verse things, to draw away disrepentance toward God, and ciples after them. faith toward our Lord Jesus 31 Therefore watch, and reChrist.

member, that bythe spaceofthree 22 And now behold, I go years I ceased not to warn every bound in the spirit unto Jeru- one night and day with tears. salem, not knowing the things 32 And now, brethren, I comthat shall befall me there : mend you to God, and to the

23 Save that the Holy Ghost word of his grace, which is able witnesseth in every city, saying, to build you up, and to give that bonds and afflictions abide you an inheritance among all

them which are sanctified. 24 But none of these things 33 I have coveted no man's move me, neither count I my silver, or gold, or apparel. life dear unto myself, so that I 34 Yea, ye yourselves know, might finish my course with that these hands have ministerjoy, and the ministry which I ed unto my necessities, and to have received of the Lord Je-them that were with me. sus, to testify the gospel of the 35 I have shewed you all

things, how that so labouring 25 And now behold, I know ye ought to support the weak, that ye all, among whom I and to remember the words of have gone preaching the king- the Lord Jesus, how he said, dom of God, shall see my face It is more blessed to give than

to receive. 26 Wherefore I take you to 36 | And when he had thus record this day, that I am pure spoken, he kneeled down, and from the blood of all men, prayed with them all.

27 For I have not shunned to 37 And they all wept sore, , declare unto you all the counsel and fell on Paul's neck, and of God.

kissed him, 28 Take heed therefore un- 38 Sorrowing most of all for to yourselves, and to all the the words which he spake, that flock over the which the Holy they should see his face no Ghost hath made you over more. And they accompanied seers, to feed the church of him unto the ship.

grace of God.

no more,

He journeyeth to Jerusalem. CHAP. XXI.

Agabus' prophecy. CHAP. XXI.

ed, and came unto Cesarea; 1 Paul will not by any means be dissuaded and we entered into the house from going to Jerusalem. 9 Philip's daughters prophetesses. 17 Paul cometh to Jeru- of Philip the evangelist, which salem : 27 where he is apprehended, and in was one of the seven ; and abode great danger, 31 but by the chief captain is rescued, and permitted to speak to the with him. people.

9 And the same man had four ND it came to pass, that daughters, virgins, which did

after we were gotten from prophesy. them, and had launched, we 10 And as we tarried there came with a straight course un- many days, there came down to Coos, and the day following from Judea a certain prophet, , unto Rhodes, and from thence named Agabus. unto Patara :

11 And when he was come 2 And finding a ship sailing unto us, he took Paul's girdle, over unto Phenicia, we went and bound his own hands and aboard, and set forth.

feet, and said, Thus saith the 3 Now when we had discover- Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews ed Cyprus, we left it on the left at Jerusalem bind the man that hand, and sailed into Syria, and owneth this girdle, and shall landed at Tyre : for there the deliver him into the hands of ship was to unlade her burden. the Gentiles.

4 And finding disciples, we 12 And when we heard these tarried there seven days: who things, both we, and they of said to Paul through the Spirit, that place, besought him not that he should not go up to Je to go up to Jerusalem. . rusalem

13 Then Paul answered, What 5 And when we had accom- mean ye to weep, and to break plished those days, we departed, mine heart? for I am ready not and went our way; and they to be bound only, but also to all brought us on our way, with die at Jerusalem for the name wives and children, till we were of the Lord Jesus. out of the city : and we kneeled 14. And when he would not down on the shore, and prayed. be persuaded, we ceased, saying,

6 And when we had taken The will of the Lord be done. our leave one of another, we 15 And after those days we took ship ; and they returned took up our carriages, and went home again

up to Jerusalem. 7 And when we had finished 16 There went with us also our course from Tyre, we came certain of the disciples of Cesto Ptolemais, and saluted the area, and brought with them brethren, and abode with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an old one day.

disciple, with whom we should 8 And the next day we that lodge. were of Paul's company depart- 17 And when we were come

Paul cometh to Jerusalem.

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Heis assaulted in the temple. to Jerusalem, the brethren re- that they keep themselves from ceived us gladly.

things offered to idols, and from 18 And the day following blood, and from strangled, and Paul went in with us unto from fornication. James : and all the elders were 26 Then Paul took the men, present.

and the next day purifying him19 And when he had saluted self with them, entered into the them, he declared particularly temple, to signify the accomwhat things God had wrought plishment of the days of puriamong the Gentiles by his fication, until that an offering ministry

should be offered for every one 20 And when they heard it, of them. they glorified the Lord, and said 27 And when the seven days unto him, Thou seest, brother, were almost ended, the Jews, how many thousands of Jews which were of Asia, when they there are which believe ; and saw him in the temple, stirred they are all zealous of the law: up all the people, and laid hands

21 And they are informed of on him, thee, that thou teachest all the 28 Crying out, Men of Israel, Jews which are among the Gen- help. This is the man that tiles to forsake Moses, saying, teacheth all men every where that they ought not to circum- against the people, and the law, cise their children, neither to and this place : and further, walk after the customs.

brought Greeks also into the 22 What is it therefore ? the temple ; and hath polluted this multitude must needs come to- holy place. gether : for they will hear that 29 (For they had seen before thou art come.

with him in the city, Trophimus, 23 Do therefore this that we an Ephesian, whom they supsay to thee: We have four men posed that Paul had brought which have a vow on them ; into the temple.)

24 Them take, and purify 30 And all the city was movthyself with them, and be at | ed, and the people ran together: charges with them, that they and they took Paul and drew may shave their heads : and all him out of the temple. And may know that those things forth with the doors were shut. whereof they were informed 31 And as they went about concerning thee, are nothing; but to kill him, tidings came unto that thou thyself also walkest the chief captain of the band, orderly, and keepest the law. that all Jerusalem was in an

25 Ås touching the Gentiles uproar; which believe, we have written 32 Who immediately took and concluded that they ob- soldiers and centurions, and ran serve no such thing, save only I down unto them. And when

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