The Enfolded Acts of the Apostles

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Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 | Chapter 13 | Chapter 14 | Chapter 15 | Chapter 16 | Chapter 17 | Chapter 18 | Chapter 19 | Chapter 20 | Chapter 21 | Chapter 22 | Chapter 23 | Chapter 24 | Chapter 25 | Chapter 26 | Chapter 27 | Chapter 28

Chapter 1

1.1 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all things which that Jesus began both to do and to teach,

1.2 Until the day on which, giving commandments by in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost to had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen, he was taken up. chosen:

1.3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion, passion by many infallible proofs, for being seen of them forty days appearing to them, days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God. God:

1.4 And eating And, being assembled together with them, he commanded them, them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but should wait for the promise of the Father, which you which, saith he, ye have heard (saith he) by my mouth. of me.

1.5 For John indeed truly baptized with water, water; but you ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost, Ghost not many days hence.

1.6 They When they therefore who were come together, they asked of him, saying: saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?

1.7 But And he said to them: unto them, It is not for you to know the times or moments, the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power: power.

1.8 But you ye shall receive the power of power, after that the Holy Ghost coming is come upon you, you: and you ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, Judaea, and in Samaria, and even to unto the uttermost part of the earth.

1.9 And when he had said spoken these things, while they looked on, beheld, he was raised up: taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

1.10 And while they were beholding him going up to heaven, behold looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white garments. apparel;

1.11 Who Which also said: said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand you looking ye gazing up to into heaven? This Jesus who this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come, come in like manner as you ye have seen him going go into heaven.

1.12 Then they returned to they unto Jerusalem from the mount that is called Olivet, which is nigh Jerusalem, within from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.

1.13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode Peter both Peter, and James, and John, James and Andrew, Philip Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alpheus, Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Jude Judas the brother of James.

1.14 All these were persevering These all continued with one mind accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

1.15 In And in those days Peter rising stood up in the midst of the brethren, said: (now the disciples, and said, (the number of persons names together was were about an hundred and twenty:) twenty,)

1.16 Men, Men and brethren, the this scripture must needs be have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost spoke before by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, who which was the leader of guide to them that apprehended Jesus: took Jesus.

1.17 Who For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.

1.18 And he indeed hath possessed Now this man purchased a field of with the reward of iniquity, iniquity; and being hanged, falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst: midst, and all his bowels gushed out.

1.19 And it became was known to unto all the inhabitants of Jerusalem: so dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that the same field was is called in their proper tongue, Haceldama, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.

1.20 For it is written in the book of Psalms: Psalms, Let their his habitation become be desolate, and let there be none to no man dwell therein. And therein: and his bishopric bishoprick let another take.

1.21 Wherefore of these men who which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus came went in and went out among us,

1.22 Beginning from the baptism of John, until the unto that same day wherein that he was taken up from us, one of these must one be made ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.

1.23 And they appointed two, Joseph, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

1.24 And praying, they said: prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, who which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

1.25 To That he may take the place part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas hath by transgression fallen, fell, that he might go to his own place.

1.26 And they gave them lots, forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias, Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Chapter 2

2.1 And when the days day of the Pentecost were accomplished, was fully come, they were all together with one accord in one place: place.

2.2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, heaven as of a rushing mighty wind coming, wind, and it filled all the whole house where they were sitting.

2.3 And there appeared to unto them parted cloven tongues like as it were of fire, and it sat upon every one each of them: them.

2.4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they began to speak with divers other tongues, according as the Holy Ghost Spirit gave them to speak. utterance.

2.5 Now And there were dwelling at Jerusalem, Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

2.6 And Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded in mind, confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own tongue. language.

2.7 And they were all amazed, amazed and wondered, saying: marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these, that speak, Galileans? these which speak Galilaeans?

2.8 And how have hear we heard, every man in our own tongue tongue, wherein we were born?

2.9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and inhabitants of the dwellers in Mesopotamia, Judea, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, Pontus in Pontus, and Asia,

2.10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome,

2.11 Jews also, and proselytes, Cretes,

2.11 Cretes and Arabians: Arabians, we have heard do hear them speak in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.

2.12 And they were all astonished, amazed, and wondered, were in doubt, saying one to another: another, What meaneth this?

2.13 But others mocking, said: Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

2.14 But Peter Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and spoke to them: said unto them, Ye men of Judea, Judaea, and all you ye that dwell in at Jerusalem, be this known to unto you, and with your ears receive hearken to my words. words:

2.15 For these are not drunk, drunken, as you ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day: day.

2.16 But this is that which was spoken of by the prophet Joel: Joel;

2.17 And it shall come to pass, pass in the last days, (saith the Lord,) saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. dreams:

2.18 And upon on my servants indeed, and upon on my handmaids will handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my spirit, Spirit; and they shall prophesy. prophesy:

2.19 And I will shew wonders in the heaven above, and signs on in the earth beneath: blood beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke. smoke:

2.20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and manifest notable day of the Lord come. come:

2.21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call upon on the name of the Lord, Lord shall be saved.

2.22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words: words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you, you by miracles, miracles and wonders, wonders and signs, which God did by him, him in the midst of you, as you ye yourselves also know:

2.23 This same Him, being delivered up, by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, you ye have taken, and by the hands of wicked men hands have crucified and slain. slain:

2.24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the sorrows pains of hell, as death: because it was impossible not possible that he should be holden by of it.

2.25 For David saith speaketh concerning him: him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face: because face, for he is at on my right hand, that I may should not be moved. moved:

2.26 For this Therefore did my heart hath been glad, rejoice, and any my tongue hath rejoiced: was glad; moreover also my flesh also shall rest in hope. hope:

2.27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, nor neither wilt thou suffer thy thine Holy One to see corruption.

2.28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life: life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

2.29 Ye men, Men and brethren, let me freely speak to unto you of the patriarch David; David, that he died, is both dead and was buried; buried, and his sepulchre is with us to unto this present day.

2.30 Whereas therefore he was Therefore being a prophet, and knew knowing that God hath had sworn to him with an oath, oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins one should loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit upon on his throne. throne;

2.31 Foreseeing this, he spoke He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ. For neither Christ, that his soul was he not left in hell, neither did his flesh did see corruption.

2.32 This Jesus hath God raised again, up, whereof all we all are witnesses.

2.33 Being exalted therefore Therefore being by the right hand of God, God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath poured shed forth this this, which you ye now see and hear.

2.34 For David ascended is not ascended into heaven; the heavens: but he himself said: saith himself, The Lord said to unto my Lord, sit Sit thou on my right hand,

2.35 Until I make thy enemies foes thy footstool.

2.36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know most certainly, assuredly, that God hath made both Lord and Christ, this the same Jesus, whom you ye have crucified. crucified, both Lord and Christ.

2.37 Now when they had heard these things, this, they had compunction were pricked in their heart, and said to Peter, unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles: What apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do, men and brethren? do?

2.38 But Then Peter said to them: Do penance, unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, Christ for the remission of your sins: sins, and you ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

2.39 For the promise is to unto you, and to your children, and to all that are far afar off, whomsoever even as many as the Lord LORD our God shall call.

2.40 And with very many other words did he testify and exhort them, saying: exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this perverse untoward generation.

2.41 They therefore Then they that gladly received his word, word were baptized; baptized: and the same day there were added in that day unto them about three thousand souls.

2.42 And they were persevering continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine of the apostles, and fellowship, and in the communication of the breaking of bread, and in prayers.

2.43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders also and signs were done by the apostles in Jerusalem, and there was great fear in all. apostles.

2.44 And all they that believed, believed were together, and had all things common. common;

2.45 Their And sold their possessions and goods they sold, goods, and divided parted them to all, according all men, as every one man had need.

2.46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they took did eat their meat with gladness and simplicity singleness of heart; heart,

2.47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord increased added to the church daily together such as should be saved.

Chapter 3

3.1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the ninth hour of prayer. prayer, being the ninth hour.

3.2 And a certain man who was lame from his mother's womb, womb was carried: carried, whom they laid every day daily at the gate of the temple, temple which is called Beautiful, that he might to ask alms of them that went entered into the temple. temple;

3.3 He, when he had seen Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, temple asked to receive an alms.

3.4 But Peter with John And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him, said: him with John, said, Look upon on us.

3.5 But And he looked earnestly upon gave heed unto them, hoping that he should expecting to receive something of them.

3.6 But Then Peter said: said, Silver and gold I have I none; but what I have, such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, arise, Nazareth rise up and walk.

3.7 And taking he took him by the right hand, he and lifted him up, up: and forthwith immediately his feet and soles ankle bones received strength.

3.8 And he leaping up, up stood, and walked, and went in entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

3.9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God. God:

3.10 And they knew him, that it was he who which sat begging for alms at the Beartiful Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened to unto him.

3.11 And as he the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran to together unto them to in the porch which that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering.

3.12 But And when Peter seeing, made answer to saw it, he answered unto the people: people, Ye men of Israel, why wonder you marvel ye at this? or why look you upon ye so earnestly on us, as if though by our strength or own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?

3.13 The God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus, Jesus; whom you indeed ye delivered up up, and denied before him in the face presence of Pilate, when he judged he should be released. was determined to let him go.

3.14 But you ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you. you;

3.15 But And killed the author Prince of life you killed, life, whom God hath raised from the dead, of which dead; whereof we are witnesses.

3.16 And in the his name through faith of in his name, name hath made this man, man strong, whom you have seen and known, hath his name strengthened; ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him, him hath given him this perfect soundness in the sight presence of you all.

3.17 And now, brethren, I know wot that you did it through ignorance, ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.

3.18 But those things things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all the his prophets, that his Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.

3.19 Be penitent, Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out.

3.20 That out, when the times of refreshment refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord, and Lord.

3.20 And he shall send him who hath been preached unto you, Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:

3.21 Whom the heaven indeed must receive, receive until the times of the restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets, from the beginning of prophets since the world. world began.

3.22 For Moses said: truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me: me; him you shall ye hear according to in all things whatsoever he shall speak to say unto you.

3.23 And it shall be, come to pass, that every soul soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.

3.24 And Yea, and all the prophets, prophets from Samuel and afterwards, who those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have told likewise foretold of these days.

3.25 You Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the testament covenant which God made to with our fathers, saying to Abraham: unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

3.26 To Unto you first God, raising having raised up his Son, hath Son Jesus, sent him to bless you; that you, in turning away every one may convert himself of you from his wickedness. iniquities.

Chapter 4

4.1 And as they were speaking to spake unto the people, the priests, and the officer captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them,

4.2 Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached in through Jesus the resurrection from the dead: dead.

4.3 And they laid hands upon on them, and put them in hold till unto the next day; day: for it was now evening. eventide.

4.4 But Howbeit many of them who had which heard the word, word believed; and the number of the men was made about five thousand.

4.5 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their princes, rulers, and ancients, elders, and scribes, were gathered together in Jerusalem;

4.6 And Annas the high priest, and Caiphas, Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest. priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.

4.7 And setting when they had set them in the midst, they asked: asked, By what power, or by what name, have you ye done this?

4.8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said to them: unto them, Ye princes rulers of the people, and ancients, hear: elders of Israel,

4.9 If we this day are be examined concerning of the good deed done to the infirm impotent man, by what means he hath been is made whole: whole;

4.10 Be it known to unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you ye crucified, whom God hath raised from the dead, even by him doth this man standeth stand here before you whole.

4.11 This is the stone which was rejected by set at nought of you the builders, which is become the head of the corner.

4.12 Neither is there salvation in any other. For other: for there is no none other name under heaven given to among men, whereby we must be saved.

4.13 Now seeing when they saw the constancy boldness of Peter and of John, understanding and perceived that they were illiterate unlearned and ignorant men, they wondered; marvelled; and they knew them took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

4.14 Seeing And beholding the man also who had been which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.

4.15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council; and council, they conferred among themselves,

4.16 Saying: Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a known notable miracle hath been done by them, them is manifest to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem: it is manifest, them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it.

4.17 But that it may be no farther spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them them, that they speak henceforth to no more man in this name to any man. name.

4.18 And calling them, they charged called them, and commanded them not to speak at all, all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

4.19 But Peter and John answering, answered and said to them: If unto them, Whether it be just right in the sight of God, God to hear hearken unto you rather more than unto God, judge ye.

4.20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

4.21 But So when they threatening, sent had further threatened them, they let them away, not go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people; people: for all men glorified what had been done, in God for that which had come to pass. was done.

4.22 For the man was above forty years old, in on whom that miraculous cure had been wrought. this miracle of healing was shewed.

4.23 And being let go, they came went to their own company, and related reported all that the chief priests and ancients elders had said to unto them.

4.24 Who having And when they heard it, with one accord that, they lifted up their voice to God, God with one accord, and said: said, Lord, thou art he that didst make heaven God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are in them. them is:

4.25 Who, by the Holy Ghost, Who by the mouth of our father David, thy servant, servant David hast said: said, Why did the Gentiles heathen rage, and the people meditate imagine vain things?

4.26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the princes assembled rulers were gathered together against the Lord Lord, and against his Christ.

4.27 For of a truth there assembled together in this city against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

4.28 To For to do what whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel decreed determined before to be done.

4.29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings, threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all confidence boldness they may speak thy word,

4.30 By stretching forth thy thine hand to cures, heal; and signs, that signs and wonders to may be done by the name of thy holy Son child Jesus.

4.31 And when they had prayed, the place was moved wherein shaken where they were assembled; assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spoke spake the word of God with confidence. boldness.

4.32 And the multitude of believers had but them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither did said any one say of them that aught ought of the things which he possessed, possessed was his own; but they had all things were common unto them. common.

4.33 And with great power did gave the apostles give testimony witness of the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord; the Lord Jesus: and great grace was in upon them all.

4.34 For neither Neither was there any one needy among them. For them that lacked: for as many as were owners possessors of lands or houses, houses sold them, and brought the price prices of the things they that were sold,

4.35 And laid it them down before the feet of at the apostles. And apostles' feet: and distribution was made to unto every one, man according as he had need.

4.36 And Joseph, who, Joses, who by the apostles, apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, by interpretation, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, a Cyprian born, and of the country of Cyprus,

4.37 Having land, sold it, and brought the price, money, and laid it at the feet of the apostles. apostles' feet.

Chapter 5

5.1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Saphira Sapphira his wife, sold a piece of land, possession,

5.2 And by fraud kept back part of the price of the land, price, his wife also being privy thereunto: to it, and bringing brought a certain part of it, part, and laid it at the feet of the apostles. apostles' feet.

5.3 But Peter said: said, Ananias, why hath Satan tempted thy heart, that thou shouldst filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and by fraud to keep back part of the price of the land?

5.4 Whilst Whiles it remained, did was it not remain to thee? thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thy thine own power? Why why hast thou conceived this thing in thy thine heart? Thou thou hast not lied to unto men, but to unto God.

5.5 And Ananias hearing these words, words fell down, and gave up the ghost. And there came ghost: and great fear upon came on all them that heard it. these things.

5.6 And the young men rising arose, wound him up, removed him, and carrying carried him out, and buried him.

5.7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what had happened, was done, came in.

5.8 And Peter said to her: answered unto her, Tell me, woman, me whether you ye sold the land for so much? And she said: said, Yea, for so much.

5.9 And Then Peter said unto her: Why her, How is it that ye have you agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? Behold behold, the feet of them who which have buried thy husband are at the door, and they shall carry thee out.

5.10 Immediately she Then fell she down before straightway at his feet, and gave yielded up the ghost. And ghost: and the young men coming came in, and found her dead: and carried dead, and, carrying her out, and forth, buried her by her husband.

5.11 And there came great fear came upon all the whole church, and upon all that as many as heard these things.

5.12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people. And people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.

5.13 But And of the rest durst no man durst join himself unto them; to them: but the people magnified them.

5.14 And believers were the multitude more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women who believed in the Lord, was more increased: women.)

5.15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that when Peter came, his shadow at the least, least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow any some of them, and they might be delivered from their infirmities. them.

5.16 And there There came also together to Jerusalem a multitude out of the neighboring cities, cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick persons, folks, and such as them which were troubled vexed with unclean spirits; who spirits: and they were all healed. healed every one.

5.17 Then the high prist rising priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the heresy sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with envy. indignation,

5.18 And they laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.

5.19 But an the angel of the Lord by night opening the doors of opened the prison, prison doors, and leading brought them out, said: forth, and said,

5.20 Go, stand and standing speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.

5.21 Who having And when they heard this, that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, entered into the temple, and taught. And But the high priest coming, came, and they that were with him, and called together the council, council together, and all the ancients senate of the children of Israel; Israel, and they sent to the prison to have them brought.

5.22 But when the ministers officers came, and opening the prison, found them not there, in the prison, they returned and told,

5.23 Saying: Saying, The prison indeed we truly found we shut with all diligence, safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors; doors: but opening it, when we had opened, we found no man within.

5.24 Now when the officer high priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these words, things, they were in doubt concerning them, what doubted of them whereunto this would come to pass. grow.

5.25 But one Then came one and told them: them, saying, Behold, the men whom you ye put in prison are standing in the temple standing, temple, and teaching the people.

5.26 Then went the officer captain with the ministers, officers, and brought them without violence; violence: for they feared the people, lest they should be have been stoned.

5.27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And council: and the high priest asked them,

5.28 Saying: Commanding Saying, Did not we commanded you, that straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name; and name? and, behold, you ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and you have a mind intend to bring the blood of this man man's blood upon us.

5.29 But Then Peter and the other apostles answering, said: answered and said, We ought to obey God, God rather than men.

5.30 The God of our fathers hath raised up Jesus, whom you put to death, hanging him upon ye slew and hanged on a tree.

5.31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand, hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and remission forgiveness of sins.

5.32 And we are his witnesses of these things things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to all them that obey him.

5.33 When they had heard these things, that, they were cut to the heart, and they thought to put them took counsel to death. slay them.

5.34 But Then stood there up one in the council rising up, council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, respected by had in reputation among all the people, and commanded the men to be put the apostles forth a little while. space;

5.35 And he said to them: unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what you ye intend to do, do as touching these men.

5.36 For before these days rose up Theodas, affirming Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody, somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all that believed him all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to nothing. nought.

5.37 After this man, man rose up Judas of Galilee, Galilee in the days of the enrolling, taxing, and drew away the much people after him: he also perished; and all, even as many as consented to obeyed him, were dispersed.

5.38 And now, therefore, now I say to unto you, refrain Refrain from these men, and let them alone; alone: for if this council counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought; nought:

5.39 But if it be of God, you ye cannot overthrow it, it; lest perhaps you haply ye be found even to fight against God. And they consented to him.

5.40 And calling in the apostles, after to him they agreed: and when they had scourged called the apostles, and beaten them, they charged them commanded that they should not speak at all in the name of Jesus; Jesus, and they dismissed them. let them go.

5.41 And they indeed went departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were accounted counted worthy to suffer reproach shame for the name of Jesus. his name.

5.42 And every day they ceased not daily in the temple, and from house to in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Christ Jesus. Jesus Christ.

Chapter 6

6.1 And in those days, when the number of the disciples increasing, was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Greeks Grecians against the Hebrews, for that because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.

6.2 Then the twelve calling together called the multitude of the disciples, said: disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.

6.3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of good reputation, honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

6.4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

6.5 And the saying was liked by all pleased the multitude. And whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith, faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas, Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch. Antioch:

6.6 These Whom they set before the apostles; apostles: and when they praying, imposed had prayed, they laid their hands upon on them.

6.7 And the word of the Lord God increased; and the number of the disciples was multiplied in Jerusalem exceedingly: greatly; and a great multitude also company of the priests obeyed were obedient to the faith.

6.8 And Stephen, full of grace faith and fortitude, power, did great wonders and signs miracles among the people.

6.9 Now Then there arose some certain of that the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of them that were of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen.

6.10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit that spoke. by which he spake.

6.11 Then they suborned men to say, they had men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words of blasphemy against Moses Moses, and against God.

6.12 And they stirred up the people, and the ancients, elders, and the scribes; scribes, and running together, they took came upon him, and caught him, and brought him to the council. council,

6.13 And they set up false witnesses, who said: which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against the this holy place place, and the law. law:

6.14 For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the traditions customs which Moses delivered unto us.

6.15 And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as if it had been the face of an angel.

Chapter 7

7.1 Then said the high priest said: priest, Are these things so?

7.2 Who said: Ye men, And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hear. hearken; The God of glory appeared to unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charan. Charran,

7.3 And said to him: Go forth unto him, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and come into the land which I shall shew thee.

7.4 Then came he went out of the land of the Chaldeans, Chaldaeans, and dwelt in Charan. And Charran: and from thence, after when his father was dead, he removed him into this land, wherein you ye now dwell.

7.5 And he gave him no none inheritance in it; it, no, not the pace of a foot: but so much as to set his foot on: yet he promised to that he would give it to him in for a possession, and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child.

7.6 And God said to him: spake on this wise, That his seed should sojourn in a strange country, land; and that they should bring them under into bondage, and treat entreat them evil four hundred years.

7.7 And the nation which to whom they shall serve be in bondage will I judge, said the Lord; God: and after these things they that shall go out, they come forth, and shall serve me in this place.

7.8 And he gave him the covenant of circumcision, circumcision: and so he begot Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begot begat Jacob; and Jacob begat the twelve patriarchs.

7.9 And the patriarchs, through moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt; and Egypt: but God was with him,

7.10 And delivered him out of all his tribulations: afflictions, and he gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharao, the Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he appointed made him governor over Egypt, Egypt and over all his house.

7.11 Now there came a famine upon dearth over all the land of Egypt and Chanaan, and great tribulation; affliction: and our fathers found no food. sustenance.

7.12 But when Jacob had heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first: first.

7.13 And at the second time, time Joseph was made known by to his brethren, brethren; and his Joseph's kindred was made known to Pharao. unto Pharaoh.

7.14 And Joseph sending, Then sent Joseph, and called thither Jacob, his father, father Jacob to him, and all his kindred, seventy-five threescore and fifteen souls.

7.15 So Jacob went down into Egypt; Egypt, and he died, he, and our fathers. fathers,

7.16 And they were translated carried over into Sichem, Sychem, and were laid in the sepulchre, sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Hemor, Emmor the son father of Sichem. Sychem.

7.17 And But when the time of the promise drew near, nigh, which God had promised sworn to Abraham, the people increased, grew and were multiplied in Egypt,

7.18 Till another king arose in Egypt, who arose, which knew not Joseph.

7.19 This The same dealing craftily dealt subtilly with our race, afflicted kindred, and evil entreated our fathers, so that they should expose cast out their young children, to the end they might not be kept alive. live.

7.20 At the same In which time was Moses was born, and he was acceptable to God: who was exceeding fair, and nourished three months up in his father's house. house three months:

7.21 And when he was exposed, Pharao's cast out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son.

7.22 And Moses was instructed learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians; Egyptians, and he was mighty in his words and in his deeds.

7.23 And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren, brethren the children of Israel.

7.24 And when he had seen seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him; him, and striking the Egyptian, he avenged him who suffered that was oppressed, and smote the injury. Egyptian:

7.25 And For he thought that supposed his brethren would have understood how that God by his hand would save them; deliver them: but they understood it not.

7.26 And the next day following, he shewed himself to unto them when as they were at strife; strove, and would have reconciled set them in peace, saying: Men, at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren; why hurt you do ye wrong one to another?

7.27 But he that did the injury to his neighbour wrong thrust him away, saying: saying, Who hath appointed made thee prince a ruler and a judge over us?

7.28 What, wilt Wilt thou kill me, as thou didst yesterday kill diddest the Egyptian? Egyptian yesterday?

7.29 And Moses Then fled upon Moses at this word, saying, and was a stranger in the land of Madian, where he begot begat two sons.

7.30 And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the desert wilderness of mount Sina, Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush.

7.31 And When Moses seeing saw it, he wondered at the sight. And sight: and as he drew near to view behold it, the voice of the Lord LORD came unto him, saying:

7.32 Saying, I am the God of thy fathers; fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Then Moses being terrified, trembled, and durst not behold.

7.33 And Then said the Lord said to him: Loose the him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet, feet: for the place wherein where thou standest, standest is holy ground.

7.34 Seeing I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, and I will send thee into Egypt.

7.35 This Moses, Moses whom they refused, saying: saying, Who hath appointed made thee prince a ruler and a judge? him the same did God sent send to be prince a ruler and redeemer a deliverer by the hand of the angel who which appeared to him in the bush.

7.36 He brought them out, doing after that he had shewed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red Sea, sea, and in the desert wilderness forty years.

7.37 This is that Moses who Moses, which said to unto the children of Israel: Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up to unto you of your own brethren, as myself: like unto me; him shall you ye hear.

7.38 This is he he, that was in the church in the wilderness, wilderness with the angel who spoke which spake to him on in the mount Sina, and with our fathers; fathers: who received the words of life lively oracles to give unto us. us:

7.39 Whom To whom our fathers would not obey; obey, but thrust him away, from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,

7.40 Saying to Aaron: unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us. For us: for as for this Moses, who which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we know wot not what is become of him.

7.41 And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifices to sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.

7.42 And Then God turned, and gave them up to serve worship the host of heaven, heaven; as it is written in the books book of the prophets: Did you offer victims and sacrifices prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me for slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years, years in the desert, O house of Israel? wilderness?

7.43 And you Yea, ye took unto you up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Rempham, Remphan, figures which you ye made to adore them. And worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

7.44 The Our fathers had the tabernacle of the testimony was with our fathers witness in the desert, wilderness, as God ordained for them, he had appointed, speaking to unto Moses, that he should make it according to the form which fashion that he had seen.

7.45 Which also our fathers receiving, that came after brought in with Jesus, Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drove drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David. David;

7.46 Who found grace favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

7.47 But Solomon built him a an house.

7.48 Yet Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in houses temples made by hands, with hands; as saith the prophet saith: prophet,

7.49 Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What footstool: what house will you ye build me? saith the Lord; Lord: or what is the place of my resting? rest?

7.50 Hath not my hand made all these things?

7.51 You Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do you also. ye.

7.52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? And and they have slain them who foretold which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom you ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:

7.53 Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.

7.54 Now hearing When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth at him. teeth.

7.55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looking looked up steadfastly to stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God. God,

7.56 And he said: said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

n=N5.7.56> And n=N5.7.57> Then they crying cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and with one accord ran violently upon him. him with one accord,

n=N5.7.57> n=N5.7.58> And casting cast him forth without out of the city, they and stoned him; him: and the witnesses laid down their garments clothes at the feet of a young man, man's feet, whose name was Saul.

n=N5.7.58> n=N5.7.59> And they stoned Stephen, invoking, calling upon God, and saying: saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

n=N5.7.59> n=N5.7.60> And falling on his knees, he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, saying: Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep in the Lord. And Saul was consenting to his death. asleep.

Chapter 8

8.1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was raised a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all dispersed through scattered abroad throughout the countries regions of Judea, Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.

8.2 And devout men took order for Stephen's funeral, carried Stephen to his burial, and made great mourning lamentation over him.

8.3 But Saul As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering in from house to into every house, and dragging away haling men and women, women committed them to prison.

8.4 They therefore Therefore they that were dispersed, scattered abroad went about every where preaching the word of God. word.

8.5 And Then Philip going went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.

8.6 And the people with one accord were attentive to gave heed unto those things which were said by Philip, hearing, Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.

8.7 For many of them who had unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, went out.

8.8 And many, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with the palsy, palsies, and that were lame, were healed.

n=N5.8.9> There n=N5.8.8> And there was therefore great joy in that city. Now

8.9 But there was a certain man named man, called Simon, who before had been a magician which beforetime in that city, seducing the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that he himself was some great one:

8.10 To whom they all gave ear, heed, from the least to the greatest, saying: saying, This man is the great power of God, which is called great. God.

8.11 And they were attentive to him, because, for a him they had regard, because that of long time, time he had bewitched them with his magical practices. sorceries.

8.12 But when they had believed Philip preaching of the things concerning the kingdom of God, in and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

8.13 Then Simon himself believed also; also: and being when he was baptized, he adhered to Philip. And being astonished, wondered to see the signs continued with Philip, and exceeding great wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.

8.14 Now when the apostles, who apostles which were in Jerusalem, had at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John. John:

8.15 Who, when they were come, come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost. Ghost:

8.16 For he was not (For as yet come he was fallen upon any none of them; but them: only they were only baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Jesus.)

8.17 Then they laid they their hands upon on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

8.18 And when Simon saw, saw that by the imposition through laying on of the apostles' hands of the apostles, the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,

8.19 Saying: Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I shall lay my hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost. But Peter said to him:

8.20 Keep thy But Peter said unto him, Thy money to thyself, to perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.

8.21 Thou hast no neither part nor lot in this matter. For matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.

8.22 Do penance Repent therefore for of this thy wickedness; wickedness, and pray to God, that if perhaps this the thought of thy thine heart may be forgiven thee.

8.23 For I see perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bonds bond of iniquity.

8.24 Then Simon answering, said: answered Simon, and said, Pray you for me ye to the Lord, LORD for me, that none of these things which you ye have spoken may come upon me.

8.25 And they, when they indeed having had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel to in many countries villages of the Samaritans.

8.26 Now an And the angel of the Lord spoke to spake unto Philip, saying: saying, Arise, and go towards toward the south, to south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem into Gaza: this unto Gaza, which is desert.

8.27 And rising up, he went. And behold arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch, eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge over of all her treasures, treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to adore. worship,

8.28 And he was Was returning, and sitting in this chariot, and reading Isaias his chariot read Esaias the prophet.

8.29 And Then the Spirit said to Philip: unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.

8.30 And Philip running thither, ran thither to him, and heard him reading read the prophet Isaias. And he said: Thinkest thou that Esaias, and said, Understandest thou understandest what thou readest?

8.31 Who said: And how he said, How can I, unless except some man shew should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.

8.32 And the The place of the scripture which he was reading read was this: this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb without voice dumb before his shearer, so openeth opened he not his mouth. mouth:

8.33 In humility his humiliation his judgment was taken away. His generation away: and who shall declare, declare his generation? for his life shall be is taken from the earth? earth.

8.34 And the eunuch answering answered Philip, said: and said, I beseech pray thee, of whom doth speaketh the prophet speak this? of himself, or of some other man?

8.35 Then Philip, opening Philip opened his mouth, and beginning began at this the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.

8.36 And as they went on their way, they came to unto a certain water; water: and the eunuch said: said, See, here is water: water; what doth hinder me from being to be baptized?

8.37 And Philip said: said, If thou believest with all thy thine heart, thou mayest. And he answering, said: answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

8.38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still; still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch: eunuch; and he baptized him.

8.39 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord took caught away Philip; and Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more. And more: and he went on his way rejoicing.

8.40 But Philip was found in Azotus; at Azotus: and passing through, through he preached the gospel to in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.

Chapter 9

9.1 And Saul, as yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to unto the high priest,

9.2 And asked desired of him letters to Damascus, Damascus to the synagogues: synagogues, that if he found any men and wemen of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound to unto Jerusalem.

9.3 And as he went on his journey, it came to pass that journeyed, he drew nigh to Damascus; came near Damascus: and suddenly a light from heaven there shined round about him. him a light from heaven:

9.4 And falling on the ground, he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying to him: unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

9.5 Who said: And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And he: the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. It persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the goad. pricks.

9.6 And he trembling and astonished, said: astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?

9.7 And the Lord said to him: unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and there it shall be told thee what thou must do. Now

9.7 And the men who went in company which journeyed with him, him stood amazed, speechless, hearing indeed a voice, but seeing no man.

9.8 And Saul arose from the ground; earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw nothing. But no man: but they leading led him by the hands, hand, and brought him to into Damascus.

9.9 And he was there three days, days without sight, and he did neither did eat nor drink.

9.10 Now And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias. And the Lord said Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision: vision, Ananias. And he said: Behold said, Behold, I am here, Lord.

9.11 And the Lord said to him: unto him, Arise, and go into the street that which is called Stait, Straight, and seek enquire in the house of Judas, Judas for one named Saul called Saul, of Tarsus. For behold Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth. prayeth,

9.12 (And he saw And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hands upon hand on him, that he might receive his sight.) sight.

9.13 But Then Ananias answered: answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints in Jerusalem. at Jerusalem:

9.14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that invoke call on thy name.

9.15 And But the Lord said to him: unto him, Go thy way; way: for this man he is to me a chosen vessel of election, unto me, to carry bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel. Israel:

9.16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.

9.17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house. And laying house; and putting his hands upon him, he said: on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus hath sent me, he Lord, even Jesus, that appeared to unto thee in the way as thou camest; camest, hath sent me, that thou mayest mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.

9.18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it were scales, had been scales: and he received his sight; sight forthwith, and rising up, he arose, and was baptized.

9.19 And when he had taken received meat, he was strengthened. And he Then was Saul certain days with the disciples that which were at Damascus, for some days. Damascus.

9.20 And immediately straightway he preached Jesus Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.

9.21 And But all that heard him, him were astonished, amazed, and said: said; Is not this he who persecuted in Jerusalem those that destroyed them which called upon on this name: name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might carry bring them bound to unto the chief priests?

9.22 But Saul increased much the more in strength, and confounded the Jews who which dwelt at Damascus, affirming proving that this is the very Christ.

9.23 And when after that many days were passed, fulfilled, the Jews consulted together took counsel to kill him. him:

9.24 But their laying in wait await was made known to of Saul. And they watched the gates also day and night, that they might night to kill him.

9.25 But Then the disciples taking took him in the by night, conveyed and let him away down by the wall, letting him down wall in a basket.

9.26 And when he Saul was come into to Jerusalem, he essayed assayed to join himself to the disciples; and disciples: but they all were all afraid of him, and believed not believing that he was a disciple.

9.27 But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and told declared unto them how he had seen the Lord, Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him; him, and how in Damascus he had dealt confidently preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.

9.28 And he was with them coming in and going out in Jerusalem, and dealing confidently at Jerusalem.

9.29 And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord.

9.29 He spoke also to the Gentiles, Lord Jesus, and disputed with against the Greeks; Grecians: but they sought went about to kill slay him.

9.30 Which when the brethren had known, knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent him away forth to Tarsus.

9.31 Now the church Then had peace the churches rest throughout all Judea, Judaea and Galilee, Galilee and Samaria; Samaria, and was edified, were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and was filled with in the consolation comfort of the Holy Ghost. Ghost, were multiplied.

9.32 And it came to pass that Peter, pass, as he Peter passed through, visiting all, throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints who which dwelt at Lydda.

9.33 And there he found there a certain man named Eneas, who Aeneas, which had kept his bed for eight years, who and was ill sick of the palsy.

9.34 And Peter said to him: Eneas, the Lord unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ healeth thee: maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And immediately he arose. arose immediately.

9.35 And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron, Saron saw him: who were converted him, and turned to the Lord.

9.36 And in Joppe Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas. This Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.

9.37 And it came to pass in those days days, that she was sick, and died. Whom died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.

9.38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppe, Joppa, and the disciples hearing had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not be slack delay to come unto to them.

9.39 And Then Peter rising up, arose and went with them. And when When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber. And chamber: and all the widows stood about by him weeping, and shewing him the coats and garments which Dorcas made made, while she was with them.

9.40 And they all being But Peter put them all forth, Peter kneeling down prayed, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body, he said: body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes; eyes: and seeing when she saw Peter, she sat up.

9.41 And giving he gave her his hand, he and lifted her up. And up, and when he had called the saints and the widows, he presented her alive.

9.42 And it was made known throughout all Joppe; Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.

9.43 And it came to pass, that he abode tarried many days in Joppe, Joppa with one Simon a tanner.

Chapter 10

10.1 And there There was a certain man in Caesarea, named Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of that which is the band called the Italian band; band,

10.2 A religious devout man, and fearing one that feared God with all his house, giving which gave much alms to the people, and always praying prayed to God. God alway.

10.3 This man He saw in a vision manifestly, evidently about the ninth hour of the day, day an angel of God coming in unto to him, and saying to him: unto him, Cornelius.

10.4 And he, beholding when he looked on him, being seized with fear, said: he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said to him: unto him, Thy prayers and thy thine alms are ascended come up for a memorial in the sight of before God.

10.5 And now send men to Joppe, Joppa, and call hither for one Simon, who whose surname is surnamed Peter:

10.6 He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side. He will side: he shall tell thee what thou must oughtest to do.

10.7 And when the angel who spoke to him which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier who feared the Lord, of them that were under him. waited on him continually;

10.8 To whom And when he had related all, declared all these things unto them, he sent them to Joppe. Joppa.

10.9 And on On the next day, whilst morrow, as they were going went on their journey, and drawing drew nigh to unto the city, Peter went up to the higher parts of upon the house housetop to pray, pray about the sixth hour. hour:

10.10 And being hungry, he was desirous to taste somewhat. And as became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they were preparing, there came upon him an ecstasy of mind. made ready, he fell into a trance,

10.11 And he saw the heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending, descending upon him, as it were had been a great linen sheet let down by knit at the four corners from heaven corners, and let down to the earth:

10.12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts, and creeping things beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

10.13 And there came a voice to him: Arise, him, Rise, Peter; kill kill, and eat.

10.14 But Peter said: Far be it from me; said, Not so, Lord; for I have never did eat eaten any thing that is common and or unclean.

10.15 And the voice spoke to spake unto him again the second time: That which time, What God hath cleansed, do that call not thou call common.

10.16 And this This was done thrice; thrice: and presently the vessel was taken received up again into heaven.

10.17 Now, whilst Now while Peter was doubting within himself, doubted in himself what the this vision that which he had seen should mean, behold behold, the men who which were sent from Cornelius, inquiring Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon's house, and stood at before the gate. gate,

10.18 And when they had called, they asked, if and asked whether Simon, who is which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there.

10.19 And as While Peter was thinking of thought on the vision, the Spirit said to him: Behold unto him, Behold, three men seek thee.

10.20 Arise, Arise therefore, and get thee down down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them.

10.21 Then Peter, going Peter went down to the men, said: men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom you seek; ye seek: what is the cause for which you wherefore ye are come?

10.22 Who said: Cornelius, a And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and having of good testimony from report among all the nation of the Jews, received an answer of was warned from God by an holy angel, angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee.

10.23 Then bringing called he them in, he and lodged them. And on the day following he arose, and morrow Peter went away with them: them, and some of the certain brethren from Joppe Joppa accompanied him.

10.24 And the morrow after, he after they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, having and he had called together his kinsmen and special near friends.

10.25 And it came to pass, that when as Peter was come coming in, Cornelius came to meet him, Cornelius came to meet met him, and falling fell down at his feet adored. feet, and worshipped him.

10.26 But Peter lifted took him up, saying: Arise, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.

10.27 And talking as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that were come together.

10.28 And he said to them: You unto them, Ye know how abominable that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew, Jew to keep company company, or to come unto one of another nation: nation; but God hath shewed to me, to me that I should not call no any man common or unclean.

10.29 For which cause, making no doubt, I Therefore came when I unto you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for. for: I ask, therefore, ask therefore for what cause you intent ye have sent for me?

10.30 And Cornelius said: said, Four days ago, unto this hour, ago I was praying in my house, fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour, and behold hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in white apparel, and said: bright clothing,

10.31 And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thy thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God.

10.32 Send therefore to Joppe, Joppa, and call hither Simon, who whose surname is surnamed Peter: Peter; he lodgeth is lodged in the house of one Simon a tanner, tanner by the sea side. side: who, when he cometh, shall speak unto thee.

10.33 Immediately therefore I sent to thee: thee; and thou hast done well in coming. done that thou art come. Now therefore all we are we all here present in thy sight, before God, to hear all things whatsoever that are commanded thee by the Lord. of God.

10.34 And Then Peter opening opened his mouth, said: In very deed and said, Of a truth I perceive, perceive that God is not a no respecter of persons. persons:

10.35 But in every nation, nation he that feareth him, and worketh justice, righteousness, is acceptable to accepted with him.

10.36 The word which God sent the word to unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all.) all:)

10.37 You know the word That word, I say, ye know, which hath been was published through throughout all Judea: for it Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached, preached;

10.38 Jesus of Nazareth: how How God anointed him Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost, Ghost and with power, power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed by of the devil, devil; for God was with him.

10.39 And we are witnesses of all things that which he did both in the land of the Jews Jews, and in Jerusalem, Jerusalem; whom they killed, hanging him upon slew and hanged on a tree. tree:

10.40 Him God raised up the third day, and gave shewed him to be made manifest, openly;

10.41 Not to all the people, but to unto witnesses preordained by chosen before God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he arose again rose from the dead; dead.

10.42 And he commanded us to preach to unto the people, and to testify that it is he who which was appointed by God, ordained of God to be judge of the living and Judge of the quick and dead.

10.43 To him give all the prophets give testimony, witness, that by through his name all whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins, who believe in him. sins.

10.44 While Peter was yet speaking spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them that which heard the word.

10.45 And the faithful they of the circumcision, who circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, were astonished, for because that the grace of on the Holy Ghost Gentiles also was poured out upon the Gentiles also. gift of the Holy Ghost.

10.46 For they heard them speaking speak with tongues, and magnifying magnify God. Then answered Peter,

10.47 Then Peter answered: Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, who which have received the Holy Ghost, Ghost as well as we?

10.48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Lord. Then prayed they desired him to tarry with them some certain days.

Chapter 11

11.1 And the apostles and brethren, who brethren that were in Judea, Judaea heard that the Gentiles also had also received the word of God.

11.2 And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him,

11.3 Saying: Why didst thou go Saying, Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them? them.

11.4 But Peter began and declared to them rehearsed the matter in order, saying: from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, saying,

11.5 I was in the city of Joppe praying, Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw in an ecstasy of mind a vision, a A certain vessel descending, descend, as it were had been a great sheet sheet, let down from heaven by four corners, corners; and it came even unto me. to me:

11.6 Into Upon the which looking, when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered, and saw fourfooted creatures beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air: air.

11.7 And I heard also a voice saying to me: unto me, Arise, Peter; kill slay and eat.

11.8 And But I said: said, Not so, Lord; Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath ever at any time entered into my mouth.

11.9 And But the voice answered me again from heaven: heaven, What God hath made clean, do cleansed, that call not thou call common.

11.10 And this was done three times: and all were taken drawn up again into heaven.

11.11 And And, behold, immediately there were three men already come to unto the house wherein where I was, sent to me from Caesarea. Caesarea unto me.

11.12 And the Spirit said to me, that I should bade me go with them, nothing doubting. And Moreover these six brethren went with me also: accompanied me, and we entered into the man's house. house:

11.13 And he told shewed us how he had seen an angel in his house, standing, which stood and saying to him: said unto him, Send men to Joppe, Joppa, and call hither for Simon, who whose surname is surnamed Peter, Peter;

11.14 Who shall speak to tell thee words, whereby thou shalt be saved, and all thy house. house shall be saved.

11.15 And when as I had begun began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell upon on them, as upon on us also in at the beginning.

11.16 And I Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said: said, John indeed baptized with water, water; but you ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.

11.17 If Forasmuch then as God gave them the same grace, like gift as to us also he did unto us, who believed in on the Lord Jesus Christ; who what was I, that I could withstand God?

11.18 Having When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying: God then saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles given granted repentance unto life.

11.19 Now they who had been dispersed by which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose on occasion of Stephen, went about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice Phenice, and Cyprus Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking preaching the word to none, none but to unto the Jews only.

11.20 But And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who, which, when they were entered into Antioch, spoke also come to Antioch, spake unto the Greeks, Grecians, preaching the Lord LORD Jesus.

11.21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believing, were converted to believed, and turned unto the Lord.

11.22 And the Then tidings of these things came to unto the ears of the church that which was at Jerusalem, touching these things: in Jerusalem: and they sent Barnabas forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.

11.23 Who, when he was come, came, and had seen the grace of God, rejoiced: was glad, and he exhorted them all all, that with purpose of heart to continue in they would cleave unto the Lord.

11.24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith. And a great multitude faith: and much people was added to unto the Lord.

11.25 And Then departed Barnabas went to Tarsus Tarsus, for to seek Saul: whom,

11.26 And when he had found, found him, he brought to him unto Antioch.

11.26 And they conversed there in the church it came to pass, that a whole year; and year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught a great multitude, so that at Antioch much people. And the disciples were called Christians first named Christians. in Antioch.

11.27 And in these days there came prophets from Jerusalem to Antioch: unto Antioch.

11.28 And there stood up one of them named Agabus, rising up, and signified by the Spirit, Spirit that there should be a great famine over dearth throughout all the whole world, world: which came to pass under Claudius. in the days of Claudius Caesar.

11.29 And Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, purposed determined to send relief to unto the brethren who which dwelt in Judea: Judaea:

11.30 Which also they did, sending and sent it to the ancients, elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

Chapter 12

12.1 And at the same time, Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands, hands to afflict some vex certain of the church.

12.2 And he killed James, James the brother of John, John with the sword.

12.3 And seeing that because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take up Peter also. Now it was in (Then were the days of the Azymes. unleavened bread.)

12.4 And when he had apprehended him, he cast put him into in prison, delivering and delivered him to four files quaternions of soldiers to be kept, intending, keep him; intending after the pasch, Easter to bring him forth to the people.

12.5 Peter therefore was kept in prison. But prison: but prayer was made without ceasing by of the church unto God for him.

12.6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.

12.7 And behold an And, behold, the angel of the Lord stood by him: came upon him, and a light shined in the room: prison: and he striking smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying: saying, Arise up quickly. And the his chains fell off from his hands.

12.8 And the angel said to him: unto him, Gird thyself, and put bind on thy sandals. And so he did so. did. And he said to him: saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.

12.9 And going out, he went out, and followed him, him; and he knew wist not that it was true which was done by the angel: angel; but thought he saw a vision.

12.10 And passing through When they were past the first and the second ward, they came to unto the iron gate that leadeth to unto the city, city; which of itself opened to them. And going out, them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street: street; and immediately forthwith the angel departed from him.

12.11 And when Peter coming was come to himself, said: he said, Now I know in very deed, of a surety, that the Lord LORD hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.

12.12 And considering, when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, who whose surname was surnamed Mark, Mark; where many were gathered together and praying.

12.13 And when he as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came to hearken, whose name was Rhode. named Rhoda.

12.14 And as soon as when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for joy, gladness, but running in she ran in, and told that how Peter stood before the gate.

12.15 But And they said to her: unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they: they, It is his angel.

12.16 But Peter continued knocking. And knocking: and when they had opened, they opened the door, and saw him, and they were astonished.

12.17 But he he, beckoning to unto them with his the hand to hold their peace, told declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of prison, and the prison. And he said: Tell said, Go shew these things to unto James, and to the brethren. And going out, he departed, and went into another place.

12.18 Now when day as soon as it was come, day, there was no small stir among the soldiers, what was become of Peter.

12.19 And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not; having not, he examined the keepers, he and commanded that they should be put to death; and going death. And he went down from Judea Judaea to Caesarea, he abode there. and there abode.

12.20 And he Herod was angry highly displeased with the Tyrians them of Tyre and the Sidonians. But Sidon: but they came with one accord came to him, and and, having gained Blastus, who was made Blastus the king's chamberlain, they chamberlain their friend, desired peace, peace; because their countries were country was nourished by him. the king's country.

12.21 And upon a set day appointed, Herod being Herod, arrayed in kingly royal apparel, sat in the judgment seat, upon his throne, and made an oration to unto them.

12.22 And the people made acclamation, saying: gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.

12.23 And forthwith an immediately the angel of the Lord struck smote him, because he had gave not given God the honour to God: glory: and being he was eaten up by of worms, he and gave up the ghost.

12.24 But the word of the Lord increased God grew and multiplied.

12.25 And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, having when they had fulfilled their ministry, taking and took with them John, who whose surname was surnamed Mark.

Chapter 13

13.1 Now there were in the church which that was at Antioch, Antioch certain prophets and doctors, among whom was teachers; as Barnabas, and Simon who Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manahen, who was the foster brother of Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

13.2 And as As they were ministering ministered to the Lord, and fasting, fasted, the Holy Ghost said to them: said, Separate me Saul Barnabas and Barnabas, Saul for the work whereunto I have taken called them.

13.3 Then they, fasting And when they had fasted and praying, prayed, and imposing laid their hands upon on them, they sent them away.

13.4 So they they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, went to Seleucia: departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.

13.5 And when they were come to Salamina, at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. And Jews: and they had John also in the ministry. John to their minister.

13.6 And when they had gone through the whole island, as far as isle unto Paphos, they found a certain man, a magician, sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesu: Barjesus:

13.7 Who Which was with the proconsul deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man. He sending man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.

13.8 But Elymas the magician sorcerer (for so is his name is interpreted) by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the proconsul deputy from the faith.

13.9 Then Saul, otherwise Paul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, looking upon him, set his eyes on him.

13.10 Said: And said, O full of all guile, subtilty and of all deceit, mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all justice, righteousness, wilt thou ceasest not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord. Lord?

13.11 And now now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a time. season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and darkness upon him, a darkness; and going about, he sought went about seeking some one to lead him by the hand.

13.12 Then the proconsul, deputy, when he had seen saw what was done, believed, admiring being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.

13.13 Now when Paul and they that were with him had sailed his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perge Perga in Pamphylia. And Pamphylia: and John departing from them, them returned to Jerusalem.

13.14 But when they passing through Perge, departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia: Pisidia, and entering went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, they and sat down.

13.15 And after the reading of the law and the prophets, prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent to unto them, saying: saying, Ye men, men and brethren, if you ye have any word of exhortation to make to for the people, speak. say on.

13.16 Then Paul rising stood up, and beckoning with his hand bespeaking silence, said: Ye men said, Men of Israel, and you ye that fear God, give ear. audience.

13.17 The God of the this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they were sojourners dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an high arm brought he them out from thence, of it.

13.18 And for about the space time of forty years endured suffered he their manners in the desert. wilderness.

13.19 And destroying when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided their land among them, to them by lot, lot.

13.20 As it were, after four hundred and fifty years: and And after these things, that he gave unto them judges, judges about the space of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.

13.21 And after that afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years.

13.22 And when he had removed him, he raised them up unto them David to be king: their king; to whom giving testimony, also he said: gave their testimony, and said, I have found David, David the son of Jesse, a man according to my after mine own heart, who which shall do fulfil all my wills. will.

13.23 Of this man's seed hath God according to his promise, hath promise raised up to unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:

13.24 When John had first preaching, preached before his coming, coming the baptism of penance repentance to all the people of Israel.

13.25 And when as John was fulfilling fulfilled his course, he said: said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not he, whom you think me to be: but he. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.

13.26 Men, Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you fear feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation is sent.

13.27 For they that inhabited dwell at Jerusalem, and the rulers thereof, not knowing him, their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets, prophets which are read every sabbath, judging him sabbath day, they have fulfilled them. them in condemning him.

13.28 And finding though they found no cause of death in him, they yet desired of Pilate, that they might kill him. Pilate that he should be slain.

13.29 And when they had fulfilled all things that were was written of him, taking they took him down from the tree, they and laid him in a sepulchre.

13.30 But God raised him up from the dead the third day: dead:

13.31 Who And he was seen for many days, by days of them who which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who to this present are his witnesses to unto the people.

13.32 And we declare unto you, you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made to our unto the fathers,

13.33 This same God hath fulfilled to our the same unto us their children, raising in that he hath raised up Jesus, Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm also is written: psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.

13.34 And to shew as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, not to return now any no more to return to corruption, he said thus: on this wise, I will give you the holy things sure mercies of David faithful. David.

13.35 And therefore, Wherefore he saith also in another place also, he saith: psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thy holy one thine Holy One to see corruption.

13.36 For David, when after he had served in his generation, according to own generation by the will of God, slept: fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption. corruption:

13.37 But he he, whom God hath raised from the dead, again, saw no corruption.

13.38 Be it known therefore to you, men, unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through him forgiveness of sins this man is preached to you: and unto you the forgiveness of sins:

13.39 And by him all that believe are justified from all the things, from which you ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

n=N5.13.39> In him every one that believeth, is justified.

n=N5.13.40> Beware, Beware therefore, lest that come upon you you, which is spoken of in the prophets: prophets;

13.41 Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which you will not ye shall in no wise believe, if any though a man shall tell declare it unto you.

13.42 And as they went out, they desired them, when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that on these words might be preached to them the next sabbath, they would speak unto them these words. sabbath.

13.43 And Now when the synagogue congregation was broken up, many of the Jews, Jews and of the strangers who served God, religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.

13.44 But And the next sabbath day, day came almost the whole city almost came together, together to hear the word of God.

13.45 And But when the Jews seeing saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and contradicted spake against those things which were said spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.

13.46 Then Paul and Barnabas said boldly: To you it behoved us first to speak waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God: God should first have been spoken to you: but because you reject it, seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal everlasting life, behold lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

13.47 For so hath the Lord hath commanded us: us, saying, I have set thee to be the a light of the Gentiles; Gentiles, that thou mayest shouldest be for salvation unto the utmost part ends of the earth.

13.48 And when the Gentiles hearing it, heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life everlasting, believed.

13.49 And the word of the Lord was published throughout all the whole country. region.

13.50 But the Jews stirred up religious the devout and honourable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas: Barnabas, and cast expelled them out of their coasts.

13.51 But they, shaking they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came to unto Iconium.

13.52 And the disciples were filled with joy joy, and with the Holy Ghost.

Chapter 14

14.1 And it came to pass in Iconium, that they entered went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spoke spake, that a very great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks did believe. believed.

14.2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up and incensed the Gentiles, and made their minds of the Gentiles evil affected against the brethren.

14.3 A long Long time therefore they abode there, dealing confidently they speaking boldly in the Lord, who which gave testimony to unto the word of his grace, granting and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.

14.4 And But the multitude of the city was divided; divided: and some of them indeed part held with the Jews, but some and part with the apostles.

14.5 And when there was an assault made by both of the Gentiles Gentiles, and also of the Jews with their rulers, to use them contumeliously, despitefully, and to stone them: them,

14.6 They understanding were ware of it, and fled to Lystra, unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and to unto the whole country region that lieth round about, about:

14.7 and were And there preaching they preached the gospel.

14.8 And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had walked. walked:

14.9 This The same heard Paul speaking. Who looking upon speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and seeing perceiving that he had faith to be healed,

14.10 Said with a loud voice: voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped up, and walked.

14.11 And when the multitudes had seen people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voice voices, saying in the Lycaonian tongue, saying: speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men; men.

14.12 And they called Barnabas, Jupiter: but Jupiter; and Paul, Mercury; Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker.

14.13 The Then the priest also of Jupiter that Jupiter, which was before the their city, bringing brought oxen and garlands before unto the gate, gates, and would have offered done sacrifice with the people.

14.14 Which, Which when the apostles apostles, Barnabas and Paul had heard, rending Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, they leaped out and ran in among the people, crying, crying out,

14.15 And saying: Ye men, saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are mortals, men of like unto passions with you, preaching to and preach unto you to be converted that ye should turn from these vain things, to vanities unto the living God, who which made the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and all things that are in them: therein:

14.16 Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.

14.17 Nevertheless he left not himself without testimony, doing good witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, giving rains and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.

14.18 And speaking with these things, they sayings scarce restrained they the people from sacrificing to people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them.

14.19 Now And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch, and Iconium: Antioch and persuading Iconium, who persuaded the multitude, people, and stoning having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, thinking him to be supposing he had been dead.

14.20 But Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up up, and entered came into the city, city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.

14.21 And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and to Antioch: Antioch,

14.22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith: faith, and that through many tribulations we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

14.23 And when they had ordained to them priests elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, in on whom they believed.

14.24 And passing through after they had passed throughout Pisidia, they came into to Pamphylia.

14.25 And having spoken when they had preached the word of the Lord in Perge, Perga, they went down into Attalia:

14.26 And thence they sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been delivered recommended to the grace of God, unto God for the work which they accomplished. fulfilled.

14.27 And when they were come, and had assembled gathered the church, church together, they related what great things rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith to unto the Gentiles.

14.28 And there they abode no small long time with the disciples.

Chapter 15

15.1 And some coming certain men which came down from Judea, Judaea taught the brethren: That except you brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, you ye cannot be saved.

15.2 And when When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small contest dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain others of the other side, of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and priests to Jerusalem elders about this question.

15.3 They therefore And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice, Phenice and Samaria, relating declaring the conversion of the Gentiles; Gentiles: and they caused great joy to unto all the brethren.

15.4 And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received by of the church, and by of the apostles and ancients, declaring how great elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.

15.5 But there arose some rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees that which believed, saying: They must be circumcised, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and be commanded to observe command them to keep the law of Moses.

15.6 And the apostles and ancients assembled elders came together for to consider of this matter.

15.7 And when there had been much disputing, Peter, rising Peter rose up, and said to them: Men, unto them, Men and brethren, you know, ye know how that in former days a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.

15.8 And God, who which knoweth the hearts, gave testimony, bare them witness, giving unto them the Holy Ghost, as well even as to he did unto us;

15.9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

15.10 Now therefore, therefore why tempt you God ye God, to put a yoke upon the necks neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we have been were able to bear?

15.11 But by we believe that through the grace of the Lord LORD Jesus Christ, Christ we believe to shall be saved, in like manner even as they also. they.

15.12 And Then all the multitude held their peace; kept silence, and they heard gave audience to Barnabas and Paul telling Paul, declaring what great signs miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.

15.13 And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying: Men, saying, Men and brethren, hear me. hearken unto me:

15.14 Simon Simeon hath related declared how God at the first visited did visit the Gentiles, to take out of the Gentiles them a people to for his name.

15.15 And to this agree the words of the prophets, prophets; as it is written: written,

15.16 After these things this I will return, and will rebuild build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and the ruins thereof I will rebuild, build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:

15.17 That the residue of men may might seek after the Lord, and all nations the Gentiles, upon whom my name is invoked, called, saith the Lord, who doth doeth all these things.

15.18 To the Lord was Known unto God are all his own work known works from the beginning of the world.

15.19 For which cause I judge Wherefore my sentence is, that they, who we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are converted to God, are not turned to be disquieted. God:

15.20 But that we write unto them, that they refrain themselves abstain from the pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.

15.21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him him, being read in the synagogues, where he is read synagogues every sabbath. sabbath day.

15.22 Then it pleased it the apostles and ancients, elders with the whole church, to choose send chosen men of their own company, and to send company to Antioch, Antioch with Paul and Barnabas, Barnabas; namely, Judas, who was Judas surnamed Barsabas, Barsabas and Silas, chief men among the brethren. brethren:

15.23 Writing And they wrote letters by their hands: them after this manner; The apostles and ancients, brethren, to elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles that are at Antioch, and in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia, greeting. Cilicia.

15.24 Forasmuch as we have heard, that some going certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls; souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment:

15.25 It hath seemed good to unto us, being assembled together, to choose out men, and with one accord, to send them chosen men unto you, you with our well beloved Barnabas and Paul: Paul,

15.26 Men that have given hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

15.27 We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who themselves shall also will, by word of mouth, tell you the same things. things by mouth.

15.28 For it hath seemed good to the Holy Ghost Ghost, and to us, to lay no further burden upon you no greater burden than these necessary things: things;

15.29 That you ye abstain from things sacrificed meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication; fornication: from which things keeping if ye keep yourselves, you ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

15.30 They therefore being So when they were dismissed, went down they came to Antioch; Antioch: and gathering together when they had gathered the multitude, multitude together, they delivered the epistle. epistle:

15.31 Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.

15.32 But And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words comforted the brethren, words, and confirmed them.

15.33 And after they had spent some time there, tarried there a space, they were let go with in peace by from the brethren, brethren unto them that had sent them. the apostles.

15.34 But Notwithstanding it seemed good unto pleased Silas to remain there; and Judas alone departed to Jerusalem. abide there still.

15.35 And Paul also and Barnabas continued at in Antioch, teaching and preaching, with many others, preaching the word of the Lord. Lord, with many others also.

15.36 And after some days, days after Paul said to Barnabas: unto Barnabas, Let us return go again and visit our brethren in all the cities wherein every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, to LORD, and see how they do.

15.37 And Barnabas would have taken determined to take with them John also, that John, whose surname was surnamed Mark; Mark.

15.38 But Paul desired that he (as having thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them out of from Pamphylia, and went not gone with them to the work) might not be received. work.

15.39 And there arose a dissension, the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from another; the other: and so Barnabas indeed taking took Mark, and sailed to Cyprus. unto Cyprus;

15.40 But And Paul choosing chose Silas, and departed, being delivered recommended by the brethren to unto the grace of God.

15.41 And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches, commanding them to keep the precepts of the apostles and the ancients. churches.

Chapter 16

16.1 And he Then came he to Derbe and Lystra. And Lystra: and, behold, there was a certain disciple there was there, named Timothy, Timotheus, the son of a Jewish woman that certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father was a Gentile. Greek:

16.2 To this man Which was well reported of by the brethren that were in at Lystra and Iconium, gave a good testimony. Iconium.

16.3 Him Paul would Paul have to go along forth with him: him; and taking him he took and circumcised him, him because of the Jews who which were in those places. For quarters: for they all knew all that his father was a Gentile. Greek.

16.4 And as they passed went through the cities, they delivered unto them the decrees for to keep, that were decreed by ordained of the apostles and ancients who elders which were at Jerusalem.

16.5 And so were the churches were confirmed established in the faith, and increased in number daily.

16.6 And Now when they had passed through Phrygia, gone throughout Phrygia and the country region of Galatia, they and were forbidden by of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia. Asia,

16.7 And when After they were come into to Mysia, they attempted assayed to go into Bythynia, and Bithynia: but the Spirit of Jesus suffered them not.

16.8 And when they had passed through Mysia, they went passing by Mysia came down to Troas.

16.9 And a vision was shewed appeared to Paul in the night, which was night; There stood a man of Macedonia standing Macedonia, and beseeching prayed him, and saying: Pass saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.

16.10 And as soon as after he had seen the vision, immediately we sought endeavoured to go into Macedonia, being assured assuredly gathering that God the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel to unto them.

16.11 And sailing Therefore loosing from Troas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, and the next day following to Neapolis;

16.12 And from thence to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, and a colony. And colony: and we were in this that city some days conferring together. abiding certain days.

16.13 And upon on the sabbath day, we went forth without out of the gate city by a river side, where it seemed that there prayer was prayer; wont to be made; and sitting down, we spoke to sat down, and spake unto the women that were assembled. which resorted thither.

16.14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, one that which worshipped God, did hear: heard us: whose heart the Lord opened to attend to those opened, that she attended unto the things which were said by spoken of Paul.

16.15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying: saying, If you ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.

16.16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain girl, having damsel possessed with a pythonical spirit, spirit of divination met us, who which brought to her masters much gain by divining. soothsaying:

16.17 This The same following followed Paul and us, cried out, saying: and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, who preach which shew unto you us the way of salvation.

16.18 And this she did she many days. But Paul Paul, being grieved, turned, turned and said to the spirit: spirit, I command thee, thee in the name of Jesus Christ, Christ to go come out from of her. And he went came out the same hour.

16.19 But And when her masters, seeing masters saw that the hope of their gain gains was gone, apprehending they caught Paul and Silas, brought and drew them into the marketplace to unto the rulers. rulers,

16.20 And presenting brought them to the magistrates, they said: saying, These men disturb men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city, being Jews;

16.21 And preach a fashion teach customs, which it is are not lawful for us to receive nor receive, neither to observe, being Romans.

16.22 And the people ran multitude rose up together against them; them: and the magistrates rending rent off their clothes, and commanded them to be beaten with rods. beat them.

16.23 And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the gaoler jailor to keep them diligently. safely:

16.24 Who Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

16.25 And at midnight, midnight Paul and Silas praying, praised God. And they that were in prison, prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

16.26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and the every one's bands of all were loosed.

16.27 And the keeper of the prison, prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the doors of the prison doors open, drawing he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.

16.28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying: saying, Do thyself no harm, harm: for we all are all here.

16.29 Then calling he called for a light, he went and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down at the feet of before Paul and Silas. Silas,

16.30 And bringing brought them out, he said: Masters, and said, Sirs, what must I do, that I may do to be saved?

16.31 But And they said: said, Believe in on the Lord Jesus, Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

16.32 And they preached spake unto him the word of the Lord to him Lord, and to all that were in his house.

16.33 And he, taking he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes, stripes; and himself was baptized, he and all his house immediately. his, straightway.

16.34 And when he had brought them into his own house, he laid the table for set meat before them, and rejoiced rejoiced, believing in God with all his house, believing God. house.

16.35 And when the day it was come, day, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those men go.

16.36 And the keeper of the prison told these words this saying to Paul: Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go; go: now therefore depart, and go in peace.

16.37 But Paul said to them: unto them, They have beaten us publicly, openly uncondemned, men that are being Romans, and have cast us into prison: prison; and now do they thrust us out privately? Not so; privily? nay verily; but let them come, come themselves and fetch us out.

16.38 And let us out themselves. And the serjeants told these words to unto the magistrates. And magistrates: and they were afraid, hearing feared, when they heard that they were Romans.

16.39 And coming, they came and besought them; them, and bringing brought them out, they and desired them to depart out of the city.

16.40 And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia; Lydia: and having when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.

Chapter 17

17.1 And Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. Jews:

17.2 And Paul, according to as his custom, manner was, went in unto them; them, and for three sabbath days he reasoned with them out of the scriptures: scriptures,

17.3 Declaring Opening and insinuating alleging, that the Christ was to suffer, must needs have suffered, and to rise risen again from the dead; and that this is Jesus Christ, Jesus, whom I preach to you. unto you, is Christ.

17.4 And some of them believed, and were associated to consorted with Paul and Silas; and of those that served God, and of the Gentiles devout Greeks a great multitude, and of noble the chief women not a few.

17.5 But the Jews, Jews which believed not, moved with envy, and taking took unto them some wicked men certain lewd fellows of the vulgar baser sort, and making gathered a tumult, company, and set all the city in on an uproar; uproar, and besetting Jason's house, assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out unto to the people.

17.6 And not finding them, when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren to unto the rulers of the city, crying: They crying, These that set have turned the city in an uproar, world upside down are come hither also;

17.7 Whom Jason hath received; received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus.

17.8 And they stirred up troubled the people, people and the rulers of the city hearing city, when they heard these things, things.

17.9 And having when they had taken satisfaction security of Jason Jason, and of the rest, other, they let them go.

17.10 But And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea. Who, when they were come thither, Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.

17.11 Now these These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, who in that they received the word with all eagerness, daily searching readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures, scriptures daily, whether these those things were so.

17.12 And Therefore many indeed of them believed, and believed; also of honourable women that which were Gentiles, Greeks, and of men men, not a few.

17.13 And But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was also preached by of Paul at Berea, they came thither also, stirring up and troubling stirred up the multitude. people.

17.14 And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul, Paul to go unto as it were to the sea; sea: but Silas and Timothy remained there. Timotheus abode there still.

17.15 And they that conducted Paul, Paul brought him as far as Athens; unto Athens: and receiving a commandment from him to unto Silas and Timothy, that they should Timotheus for to come to him with all speed, they departed.

17.16 Now whilst while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred within in him, seeing when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.

17.17 He disputed, therefore, Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with them that served God, the devout persons, and in the marketplace, every day market daily with them that were there. met with him.

17.18 And Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans Epicureans, and of the Stoics disputed with him; and Stoicks, encountered him. And some said: said, What is it, that will this word sower would babbler say? But others: other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of new gods; strange gods: because he preached to unto them Jesus Jesus, and the resurrection.

17.19 And taking him, they took him, and brought him to the unto Areopagus, saying: saying, May we know what this new doctrine is, which doctrine, whereof thou speakest of? speakest, is?

17.20 For thou bringest in certain new strange things to our ears. We ears: we would know therefore what these things mean.

17.21 (Now (For all the Athenians, Athenians and strangers that which were there, employed themselves there spent their time in nothing else, but either in telling to tell, or in hearing to hear some new thing.)

17.22 But Then Paul standing stood in the midst of the Areopagus, said: Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you ye are too superstitious.

17.23 For passing as I passed by, and seeing beheld your idols, devotions, I found an altar also, on which was written: To the unknown God. What with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore you ye ignorantly worship, without knowing it, that him declare I preach to you: unto you.

17.24 God, who God that made the world, world and all things therein; he, being therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

17.25 Neither is he served worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing; thing, seeing it is he who giveth to all life, and breath, and all things: things;

17.26 And hath made of one, one blood all mankind, nations of men for to dwell upon on all the whole face of the earth, determining appointed times, and hath determined the limits times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation. habitation;

17.27 That they should seek God, the Lord, if happily haply they may might feel after him or him, and find him, although though he be not far from every one of us:

17.28 For in him we live, and move, and are; have our being; as some certain also of your own poets said: have said, For we are also his offspring.

17.29 Being therefore Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we must ought not suppose the divinity to be think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, the graving of art, graven by art and device of man. man's device.

17.30 And God indeed having winked at the times of this ignorance, ignorance God winked at; but now declareth unto men, that commandeth all should men every where do penance. to repent:

17.31 Because he hath appointed a day wherein day, in the which he will judge the world in equity, righteousness by the that man whom he hath appointed; giving faith to all, by raising ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him up from the dead.

17.32 And when they had heard of the resurrection of the dead, some indeed mocked, but mocked: and others said: said, We will hear thee again concerning of this matter.

17.33 So Paul went out departed from among them.

17.34 But Howbeit certain men adhering to clave unto him, did believe; and believed: among whom the which was also Dionysius, Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.

Chapter 18

18.1 After these things, departing things Paul departed from Athens, he and came to Corinth. Corinth;

18.2 And finding found a certain Jew, Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with Priscilla his wife, wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome,) he Rome:) and came to unto them.

18.3 And because he was of the same trade, craft, he remained abode with them, and wrought; (now wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers by trade.) tentmakers.

18.4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, bringing in the name of the Lord Jesus; and he persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

18.5 And when Silas and Timothy Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was earnest pressed in preaching, testifying the spirit, and testified to the Jews, Jews that Jesus is the was Christ.

18.6 But And when they gainsaying opposed themselves, and blaspheming, blasphemed, he shook his garments, raiment, and said to them: unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: clean; from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.

18.7 And departing thence, he departed thence, and entered into the house of a certain man, man's house, named Titus Justus, one that worshipped God, whose house was adjoining joined hard to the synagogue.

18.8 And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed in on the Lord, Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing, hearing believed, and were baptized.

18.9 And Then spake the Lord said to Paul in the nights, night by a vision: Do vision, Be not fear, afraid, but speak; speak, and hold not thy peace, peace:

18.10 Because For I am with thee: thee, and no man shall set upon thee, on thee to hurt thee; thee: for I have much people in this city.

18.11 And he stayed continued there a year and six months, teaching among them the word of God. God among them.

18.12 But And when Gallio was proconsul the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord rose up against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat,

18.13 Saying: Saying, This man fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law.

18.14 And when Paul was beginning now about to open his mouth, Gallio said to unto the Jews: Jews, If it were some a matter of injustice, wrong or an heinous deed, wicked lewdness, O ye Jews, reason would that I should with reason bear with you. you:

18.15 But if they it be questions a question of word words and names, and of your law, look you ye to it: it; for I will not be no judge of such things. matters.

18.16 And he drove drave them from the judgment seat.

18.17 And Then all laying hold on the Greeks took Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat; and seat. And Gallio cared for none of those things.

18.18 But Paul, when he had stayed And Paul after this tarried there yet many days, taking a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria (and Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila), Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrae: Cenchrea: for he had a vow.

18.19 And he came to Ephesus, and left them there. But there: but he himself entering entered into the synagogue, disputed and reasoned with the Jews.

18.20 And when When they desired him, that he would him to tarry a longer time, time with them, he consented not;

18.21 But taking his leave, and saying: bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return to you again, again unto you, if God willing, will. And he departed sailed from Ephesus.

18.22 And going down to Caesarea, when he went up to Jerusalem, had landed at Caesarea, and gone up, and saluted the church, and so came he went down to Antioch.

18.23 And after he had spent some time there, he departed, and went through over all the country of Galatia and Phrygia, Phrygia in order, confirming strengthening all the disciples.

18.24 Now And a certain Jew, Jew named Apollo, Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus, one and mighty in the scriptures. scriptures, came to Ephesus.

18.25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, spoke, he spake and taught diligently the things that are of Jesus, the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.

18.26 This man therefore And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. Whom synagogue: whom when Priscilla and Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him to unto them, and expounded to unto him the way of the Lord God more diligently. perfectly.

18.27 And whereas when he was desirous to go disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren exhorting, wrote to wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him. Who, him: who, when he was come, helped them much who which had believed. believed through grace:

18.28 For with much vigour he mightily convinced the Jews openly, Jews, and that publickly, shewing by the scriptures, scriptures that Jesus is the was Christ.

Chapter 19

19.1 And it came to pass, that, while Apollo Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul having passed through the upper coasts, coasts came to Ephesus, Ephesus: and found finding certain disciples. disciples,

19.2 And he He said to them: unto them, Have you ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? But And they said to him: unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be a any Holy Ghost.

19.3 And he said: In said unto them, Unto what then were you ye baptized? Who said: In And they said, Unto John's baptism.

19.4 Then Paul said: said Paul, John verily baptized the people with the baptism of penance, saying: That repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe in on him who was to which should come after him, that is to say, in is, on Christ Jesus.

19.5 Having When they heard these things, this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

19.6 And when Paul had imposed laid his hands on upon them, the Holy Ghost came upon them, on them; and they spoke spake with tongues tongues, and prophesied.

19.7 And all the men were about twelve.

19.8 And entering he went into the synagogue, he spoke and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and exhorting persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.

19.9 But when some divers were hardened, and believed not, speaking but spake evil of the that way of the Lord, before the multitude, departing he departed from them, he and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.

19.10 And this continued for by the space of two years, years; so that all they who which dwelt in Asia, Asia heard the word of the Lord, Lord Jesus, both Jews and Gentiles. Greeks.

19.11 And God wrought special miracles by the hand hands of Paul more than common miracles. Paul:

19.12 So that even there were brought from his body to were brought unto the sick, sick handkerchiefs and or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the wicked evil spirits went out of them.

19.13 Now some also Then certain of the Jewish exorcists who went about, attempted vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to invoke call over them that which had evil spirits, spirits the name of the Lord LORD Jesus, saying: I conjure saying, We adjure you by Jesus, Jesus whom Paul preacheth.

19.14 And there were certain men, seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, a and chief priest, that of the priests, which did this. so.

19.15 But And the wicked spirit, answering, said to them: evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you? ye?

19.16 And the man in whom the wicked evil spirit was, leaping upon was leaped on them, and mastering them both, overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.

19.17 And this became was known to all the Jews and the Gentiles that dwelt Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.

19.18 And many of them that believed, came confessing believed came, and declaring confessed, and shewed their deeds.

19.19 And many Many of them who had followed also which used curious arts, arts brought together their books, books together, and burnt burned them before all; all men: and counting they counted the price of them, they and found the money to be it fifty thousand pieces of silver.

19.20 So mightily grew the word of God, God and was confirmed. prevailed.

19.21 And when After these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying: saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome also. Rome.

19.22 And sending So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered to unto him, Timothy Timotheus and Erastus, Erastus; but he himself remained stayed in Asia for a time in Asia. season.

19.23 Now at that And the same time there arose no small disturbance stir about the way of the Lord. that way.

19.24 For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who which made silver temples shrines for Diana, brought no small gain to unto the craftsmen;

19.25 Whom he calling together, called together with the workmen of like occupation, said: and said, Sirs, you ye know that our gain is by this trade; craft we have our wealth.

19.26 And you Moreover ye see and hear, that this Paul by persuasion hath drawn away a great multitude, not only of alone at Ephesus, but almost of throughout all Asia, saying: They are not gods this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made by hands. with hands:

19.27 So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought, nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana shall should be reputed for nothing; yea, despised, and her majesty shall begin to magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth.

19.28 Having And when they heard these things, sayings, they were full of anger, wrath, and cried out, saying: saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.

19.29 And the whole city was filled with confusion; confusion: and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions, companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre.

19.30 And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not.

19.31 And some also certain of the rulers chief of Asia, who which were his friends, sent unto him, desiring him that he would not venture adventure himself into the theatre.

19.32 Now some Some therefore cried one thing, and some another. For another: for the assembly was confused, confused: and the greater more part knew not for what cause wherefore they were come together.

19.33 And they drew forth Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews thrusting putting him forward. And Alexander beckoning beckoned with his hand for silence, the hand, and would have given made his defence unto the people satisfaction. people.

19.34 But as soon as when they perceived him to be knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice, for voice about the space of about two hours, hours cried out: out, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.

19.35 And when the town clerk townclerk had appeased the multitudes, people, he said: said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of Jupiter's offspring. the image which fell down from Jupiter?

19.36 For as much therefore as Seeing then that these things cannot be contradicted, you spoken against, ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly.

19.37 For you ye have brought hither these men, who which are neither guilty robbers of sacrilege, churches, nor yet blasphemers of blasphemy against your goddess.

19.38 But Wherefore if Demetrius Demetrius, and the craftsmen that which are with him, have a matter against any man, the courts of justice are law is open, and there are proconsuls: deputies: let them accuse implead one another.

19.39 And But if you inquire after ye enquire any thing concerning other matter, matters, it may shall be decided determined in a lawful assembly.

19.40 For we are even in danger to be called in question for this day's uproar, there being no man guilty (of whom cause whereby we may give account) an account of this concourse.

19.41 And when he had said these things, thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.

Chapter 20

20.1 And after the tumult uproar was ceased, Paul calling to called unto him the disciples, and exhorting embraced them, took his leave, and set forward departed for to go into Macedonia.

20.2 And when he had gone over those parts, and had exhorted given them with many words, much exhortation, he came into Greece; Greece,

20.3 Where, when he had spent And there abode three months, months. And when the Jews laid wait for him, as he was about to sail into Syria; so Syria, he took a resolution purposed to return through Macedonia.

20.4 And there accompanied him into Asia Sopater the son of Pyrrhus, of Berea; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus, Aristarchus and Secundus, Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy; Timotheus; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus.

20.5 These going before, stayed before tarried for us at Troas.

20.6 But And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of the Azymes, unleavened bread, and came to unto them to Troas in five days, days; where we abode seven days.

20.7 And on upon the first day of the week, when we were assembled the disciples came together to break bread, Paul discoursed with preached unto them, being ready to depart on the morrow: morrow; and he continued his speech until midnight.

20.8 And there were a great number of lamps many lights in the upper chamber chamber, where we they were assembled. gathered together.

20.9 And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, sitting on the window, being oppressed with fallen into a deep sleep, (as sleep: and as Paul was long preaching,) by occasion of his sleep preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft down, loft, and was taken up dead.

20.10 To whom, when And Paul had gone went down, he laid himself upon and fell on him, and embracing him, said: Be him said, Trouble not troubled, yourselves; for his soul life is in him.

20.11 Then going up, When he therefore was come up again, and breaking bread had broken bread, and tasting, eaten, and having talked a long time to them, until daylight, while, even till break of day, so he departed.

20.12 And they brought the youth young man alive, and were not a little comforted.

20.13 But we, going aboard the And we went before to ship, and sailed to unto Assos, being there intending to take in Paul; Paul: for so he had he appointed, minding himself purposing to travel by land. go afoot.

20.14 And when he had met with us at Assos, we took him in, and came to Mitylene.

20.15 And sailing we sailed thence, and came the next day following we came over against Chios; and the next day we arrived at Samos; Samos, and tarried at Trogyllium; and the next day following we came to Miletus.

20.16 For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, lest because he should be stayed any would not spend the time in Asia. For Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to keep be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost at Jerusalem. Pentecost.

20.17 And sending from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, he and called the ancients elders of the church.

20.18 And when they were come to him, and were together, he said to them: You know unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, in after what manner I have been with you, for you at all the time, seasons,

20.19 Serving the Lord LORD with all humility, humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations temptations, which befell me by the conspiracies lying in wait of the Jews; Jews:

20.20 How And how I have kept back nothing that was profitable to unto you, but have preached it to shewed you, and have taught you publicly, publickly, and from house to house,

20.21 Testifying both to Jews the Jews, and Gentiles penance towards also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith in toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

20.22 And now, behold, being I go bound in the spirit, I go to Jerusalem: spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things which that shall befall me there:

20.23 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city witnesseth to me, saying: That bands city, saying that bonds and afflictions wait for me at Jerusalem. abide me.

20.24 But I fear none of these things, things move me, neither do I count I my life more precious than dear unto myself, so that I may consummate might finish my course with joy, and the ministry of the word ministry, which I have received from of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

20.25 And now now, behold, I know that all you, ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.

20.26 Wherefore I take you to witness record this day, that I am clear pure from the blood of all men; men.

20.27 For I have not spared shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.

20.28 Take heed to therefore unto yourselves, and to all the whole flock, wherein over the which the Holy Ghost hath placed made you bishops, overseers, to rule feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

20.29 For I know that, this, that after my departure, ravening departing shall grievous wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

20.30 And Also of your own selves shall arise men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

20.31 Therefore watch, keeping in memory, and remember, that for by the space of three years I ceased not, with tears not to admonish warn every one of you night and day. day with tears.

20.32 And now now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, who which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all the them which are sanctified.

20.33 I have not coveted any no man's silver, or gold, or apparel, as apparel.

20.34 You Yea, ye yourselves know: for such things as were needful for me and them know, that are with me, these hands have furnished. ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.

20.35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring you ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the word words of the Lord Jesus, how he said: said, It is a more blessed thing to give, rather give than to receive.

20.36 And when he had said these things, kneeling down, thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all.

20.37 And there was much weeping among them all; they all wept sore, and falling fell on the neck of Paul, they Paul's neck, and kissed him,

20.38 Being grieved Sorrowing most of all for the word words which he had said, spake, that they should see his face no more. And they brought accompanied him on his way to unto the ship.

Chapter 21

21.1 And when it came to pass that, being parted pass, that after we were gotten from them, we set sail, and had launched, we came with a straight course to unto Coos, and the day following to unto Rhodes, and from thence to Patara. unto Patara:

21.2 And when we had found finding a ship sailing over to Phenice, unto Phenicia, we went aboard, and set forth.

21.3 And Now when we had discovered Cyprus, leaving we left it on the left hand, we and sailed into Syria, and came to landed at Tyre: for there the ship was to unlade her burden.

21.4 And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem.

21.5 And the days being expired, departing when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went forward, our way; and they all bringing brought us on our way, with their wives and children, till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and we prayed.

21.6 And when we had bid taken our leave one another farewell, of another, we took ship; and they returned home. home again.

21.7 But And when we having had finished the voyage by sea, our course from Tyre Tyre, we came down to Ptolemais: Ptolemais, and saluting saluted the brethren, we and abode one day with them. them one day.

21.8 And the next day departing, we that were of Paul's company departed, and came to Caesarea. And entering unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, who which was one of the seven, we seven; and abode with him.

21.9 And he the same man had four daughters, virgins, who which did prophesy.

21.10 And as we tarried there for some many days, there came down from Judea Judaea a certain prophet, named Agabus.

21.11 Who, And when he was come to unto us, he took Paul's girdle: girdle, and binding bound his own feet hands and hands, he said: feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost: The man whose girdle this is, Ghost, So shall the Jews shall at Jerusalem bind in the man that owneth this manner in Jerusalem, girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.

21.12 Which And when we had heard, heard these things, both we we, and they that were of that place, desired besought him that he would not to go up to Jerusalem.

21.13 Then Paul answered, and said: What do you mean weeping ye to weep and afflicting my to break mine heart? For for I am ready not only to be bound, bound only, but also to die also in Jerusalem, at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.

21.14 And when we could he would not persuade him, be persuaded, we ceased, saying: saying, The will of the Lord be done.

21.15 And after those days, being prepared, days we took up our carriages, and went up to Jerusalem.

21.16 And there There went also with us some also certain of the disciples from of Caesarea, bringing and brought with them one Mnason a Cyprian, of Cyprus, an old disciple, with whom we should lodge.

21.17 And when we were come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly.

21.18 And the day following, following Paul went in with us unto James; and all the ancients elders were assembled. present.

21.19 Whom And when he had saluted, saluted them, he related declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry.

21.20 But And when they hearing heard it, they glorified God, the Lord, and said to him: unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are among the Jews that have believed: which believe; and they are all zealous for of the law. law:

21.21 Now And they have heard are informed of thee thee, that thou teachest those Jews, who all the Jews which are among the Gentiles, Gentiles to depart from Moses: saying, forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, nor walk according neither to walk after the custom. customs.

21.22 What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come.

21.23 Do therefore this that we say to thee. thee: We have four men, who men which have a vow on them. them;

21.24 Take these, Them take, and sanctify purify thyself with them: them, and bestow on be at charges with them, that they may shave their heads: and all will may know that the things which those things, whereof they have heard of were informed concerning thee, are false; nothing; but that thou thyself also walkest keeping orderly, and keepest the law.

21.25 But as As touching the Gentiles that which believe, we have written, decreeing written and concluded that they should observe no such thing, save only refrain that they keep themselves from that which has been things offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangles, strangled, and from fornication.

21.26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day being purified purifying himself with them, them entered into the temple, giving notice of to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an oblation offering should be offered for every one of them.

21.27 But And when the seven days were drawing to an end, those almost ended, the Jews that which were of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the people, and laid hands upon on him, crying out:

21.28 Crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man man, that teacheth all men every where against the people, and the law, and this place; place: and moreover hath further brought in Gentiles Greeks also into the temple, and hath violated polluted this holy place.

21.29 (For they had seen Trophimus the Ephesian before with him in the city with him, Trophimus an Ephesian, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.)

21.30 And all the whole city was in an uproar: moved, and the people ran together. And taking Paul, together: and they took Paul, and drew him out of the temple, temple: and immediately forthwith the doors were shut.

21.31 And as they went about to kill him, it was told tidings came unto the tribune chief captain of the band, That that all Jerusalem was in confusion. an uproar.

21.32 Who, forthwith taking with him Who immediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran down to them. And unto them: and when they saw the tribune chief captain and the soldiers soldiers, they left off beating of Paul.

21.33 Then the tribune coming chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains: chains; and demanded who he was, and what he had done.

21.34 And some cried one thing, some another, among the multitude. And multitude: and when he could not know the certainty for the tumult, he commanded him to be carried into the castle.

21.35 And when he was come to came upon the stairs, so it fell out was, that he was carried by the soldiers, because borne of the soldiers for the violence of the people.

21.36 For the multitude of the people followed after, crying: crying, Away with him.

21.37 And as Paul was about to be brought led into the castle, he saith to said unto the tribune: chief captain, May I speak something to unto thee? Who said: said, Canst thou speak Greek?

21.38 Art not thou that Egyptian who Egyptian, which before these days didst raise a tumult, madest an uproar, and didst lead forth leddest out into the desert wilderness four thousand men that were murderers?

21.39 But Paul said to him: said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city. And city: and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak to unto the people.

21.40 And when he had given him leave, licence, Paul standing stood on the stairs, and beckoned with his the hand to unto the people. And when there was made a great silence being made, silence, he spoke spake unto them in the Hebrew tongue, saying: saying,

Chapter 22

22.1 Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye the account my defence which I make now give unto you.

22.2 (And when they heard that he spoke to them spake in the Hebrew tongue, tongue to them, they kept the more silence.) silence: and he saith,)

22.3 And he saith: I am verily a man which am a Jew, born at Tarsus in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, but yet brought up in this city, city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the truth perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous for the law, toward God, as also ye all you are this day: day.

22.4 Who And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.

22.5 As also the high priest doth bear me witness, and all the ancients: estate of the elders: from whom also receiving I received letters to unto the brethren, I and went to Damascus, that I might to bring them which were there bound from thence to Jerusalem unto Jerusalem, for to be punished.

22.6 And it came to pass, that, as I was going, made my journey, and drawing was come nigh to unto Damascus at midday, that about noon, suddenly from heaven there shone round about me from heaven a great light: light round about me.

22.7 And falling on I fell unto the ground, I and heard a voice saying to me: unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

22.8 And I answered: answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said to me: unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.

22.9 And they that were with me, me saw indeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of him that spoke with spake to me.

22.10 And I said: said, What shall I do, Lord? LORD? And the Lord said to me: unto me, Arise, and go to into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of all things that thou must which are appointed for thee to do.

22.11 And whereas when I did could not see for the brightness glory of that light, being led by the hand by my companions, of them that were with me, I came to into Damascus.

22.12 And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having testimony a good report of all the Jews who which dwelt there,

22.13 Coming to Came unto me, and standing by me, stood, and said to me: unto me, Brother Saul, look up. receive thy sight. And I the same hour I looked up upon him.

22.14 But And he said: said, The God of our fathers hath preordained thee chosen thee, that thou shouldst shouldest know his will, and see the that Just One, and shouldst shouldest hear the voice from of his mouth.

22.15 For thou shalt be his witness to unto all men, men of those things which what thou hast seen and heard.

22.16 And now why tarriest thou? Rise up, arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, invoking his name. calling on the name of the Lord.

22.17 And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, and was praying even while I prayed in the temple, that I was in a trance, trance;

22.18 And saw him saying unto me: me, Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem; because Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony concerning me.

22.19 And I said: said, Lord, they know that I cast into prison, imprisoned and beat in every synagogue, synagogue them that believed in thee. on thee:

22.20 And when the blood of Stephen thy witness martyr Stephen was shed, I stood by also was standing by, and consented, consenting unto his death, and kept the garments raiment of them that killed slew him.

22.21 And he said to me: Go, for unto the Gentiles afar off, will me, Depart: for I will send thee. thee far hence unto the Gentiles.

22.22 And they heard gave him until audience unto this word, and then lifted up their voice, saying: voices, and said, Away with such an one a fellow from the earth; earth: for it is not fit that he should live.

22.23 And as they cried out out, and threw cast off their garments, clothes, and cast threw dust into the air,

22.24 The tribune chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle, and bade that he should be scourged and tortured: to examined by scourging; that he might know for what cause wherefore they did cried so cry out against him.

22.25 And when as they had bound him with thongs, Paul saith to said unto the centurion that stood by him: by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?

22.26 Which When the centurion hearing, heard that, he went to the tribune, and told him, saying: What art the chief captain, saying, Take heed what thou about to do? For doest: for this man is a Roman citizen. Roman.

22.27 And Then the tribune coming, chief captain came, and said to him: unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? But he said: He said, Yea.

22.28 And the tribune answered: I obtained the being free of this city with chief captain answered, With a great sum. sum obtained I this freedom. And Paul said: said, But I was born so. free born.

22.29 Immediately therefore Then straightway they departed from him that were about to torture him. The tribune which should have examined him: and the chief captain also was afraid afraid, after he understood knew that he was a Roman citizen, Roman, and because he had bound him.

22.30 But on On the next day, meaning to know more diligently for what cause morrow, because he would have known the certainty wherefore he was accused by of the Jews, he loosed him, him from his bands, and commanded the chief priests to come together, and all the council: their council to appear, and bringing forth Paul, he brought Paul down, and set him before them.

Chapter 23

23.1 And Paul looking upon Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said: Men, said, Men and brethren, I have conversed with lived in all good conscience before God until this present day.

23.2 And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to strike smite him on the mouth.

23.3 Then Paul said to him: Paul unto him, God shall strike smite thee, thou whited wall. For wall: for sittest thou to judge me according to after the law, and contrary to the law commandest me to be struck? smitten contrary to the law?

23.4 And they that stood by said: Dost said, Revilest thou revile the God's high priest of God? priest?

23.5 And Paul said: Then said Paul, I knew wist not, brethren, that he is was the high priest. For priest: for it is written: written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the prince ruler of thy people.

23.6 And But when Paul knowing perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council: Men, council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of Pharisees: concerning a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.

23.7 And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees; Sadducees: and the multitude was divided.

23.8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.

23.9 And there arose a great cry. And some cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees rising up, Pharisees' part arose, and strove, saying: saying, We find no evil in this man. What man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, or an angel? let us not fight against God.

23.10 And when there arose a great dissension, the tribune chief captain, fearing lest Paul should be have been pulled in pieces by of them, commanded the soldiers to go down, and to take him by force from among them, and to bring him into the castle.

23.11 And the night following the Lord standing stood by him, said: and said, Be constant; of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.

23.12 And when day it was come, some day, certain of the Jews gathered banded together, and bound themselves under a curse, saying, saying that they would neither eat, eat nor drink, drink till they had killed Paul.

23.13 And they were more than forty men that which had made this conspiracy.

23.14 Who And they came to the chief priests and the ancients, elders, and said: said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse curse, that we will eat nothing till until we have slain Paul.

23.15 Now therefore do you ye with the council signify to the tribune, chief captain that he bring him forth to you, as if down unto you meant to know morrow, as though ye would enquire something more certain touching him. And perfectly concerning him: and we, before or ever he come near, are ready to kill him.

23.16 Which And when Paul's sister's son had heard, heard of their lying in wait, he came went and entered into the castle castle, and told Paul.

23.17 And Paul, calling to him Then Paul called one of the centurions, said: centurions unto him, and said, Bring this young man to unto the tribune, chief captain: for he hath some a certain thing to tell him.

23.18 And So he taking took him, and brought him to the tribune, chief captain, and said: Paul, said, Paul the prisoner, desired prisoner called me unto him, and prayed me to bring this young man unto thee, who hath some thing something to say to unto thee.

23.19 And Then the tribune taking chief captain took him by the hand, and went aside with him aside privately, and asked him: him, What is it that thou hast to tell me?

23.20 And he said: said, The Jews have agreed to desire thee, thee that thou wouldst wouldest bring forth down Paul to morrow into the council, as if though they meant to inquire some thing would enquire somewhat of him more certain touching him. perfectly.

23.21 But do not thou give credit to them; yield unto them: for there lie in wait for him of them more than forty men of them, who men, which have bound themselves by oath with an oath, that they will neither to eat, eat nor to drink, drink till they have killed him: and they are now are they ready, looking for a promise from thee.

23.22 The tribune therefore dismissed So the chief captain then let the young man, charging him that he should man depart, and charged him, See thou tell no man, man that he had made known thou hast shewed these things unto him. to me.

23.23 Then having And he called unto him two centurions, he said to them: saying, Make ready two hundred soldiers to go as far as to Caesarea, and seventy horsemen, horsemen threescore and two hundred ten, and spearmen for two hundred, at the third hour of the night: night;

23.24 And provide them beasts, that they may set Paul on, and bring him safe to unto Felix the governor.

23.25 (For he feared lest perhaps the Jews might take him away by force and kill him, and he should afterwards be slandered, as if he was to take money.) And he wrote a letter after this manner:

23.26 Claudius Lysias to unto the most excellent governor, Felix, governor Felix sendeth greeting.

23.27 This man being was taken by of the Jews, and ready to be should have been killed by them, of them: then came I rescued coming in with an army, understanding and rescued him, having understood that he is was a Roman: Roman.

23.28 And meaning to know when I would have known the cause which wherefore they objected unto accused him, I brought him forth into their council. council:

23.29 Whom I found perceived to be accused concerning of questions of their law; law, but having to have nothing laid to his charge worthy of death or of bands. bonds.

23.30 And when I it was told of ambushes me how that they had prepared the Jews laid wait for him, the man, I sent him straightway to thee, signifying also and gave commandment to his accusers also to plead say before thee. thee what they had against him. Farewell.

23.31 Then the soldiers, according as it was commanded them, taking took Paul, and brought him by night to Antipatris.

23.32 And On the next day, leaving morrow they left the horsemen to go with him, they and returned to the castle. castle:

23.33 Who, when they were come came to Caesarea, Caesarea and had delivered the letter epistle to the governor, did also present presented Paul also before him.

23.34 And when he the governor had read it, and had the letter, he asked of what province he was, and was. And when he understood that he was of Cilicia;

23.35 I will hear thee, said he, when thy thine accusers are also come. And he commanded him to be kept in Herod's judgment hall.

Chapter 24

24.1 And after five days Ananias the high priest Ananias came down, descended with some of the ancients, elders, and one Tertullus an orator, with a certain orator named Tertullus, who went to informed the governor against Paul.

24.2 And Paul being when he was called for, forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying: Whereas through saying, Seeing that by thee we live in much peace, enjoy great quietness, and many things that very worthy deeds are rectified done unto this nation by thy providence,

24.3 We accept it always always, and in all places, most excellent noble Felix, with all thanksgiving. thankfulness.

24.4 But Notwithstanding, that I be no not further tedious to unto thee, I desire pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency to hear us in a few words.

24.5 We For we have found this to be man a pestilent man, fellow, and raising seditions a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and author of the sedition a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes. Nazarenes:

24.6 Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom, whom we having apprehended, took, and would also have judged according to our law.

24.7 But Lysias the tribune coming chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands; hands,

24.8 Commanding his accusers to come to unto thee: by examining of whom thou thyself mayest thyself, by examination, have take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him.

24.9 And the Jews also added, and said assented, saying that these things were so.

24.10 Then Paul answered, (the Paul, after that the governor making a sign to had beckoned unto him to speak:) Knowing speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that for many years thou hast been of many years a judge over unto this nation, I will with good courage do the more cheerfully answer for myself. myself:

24.11 For Because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve days, days since I went up to adore in Jerusalem: Jerusalem for to worship.

24.12 And they neither found me in the temple did they find me disputing with any man, or causing any concourse of neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city:

24.13 Neither can they prove unto thee the things whereof they now accuse me.

24.14 But this I confess to unto thee, that according to after the way, way which they call a heresy, so do worship I serve the Father and God of my God, fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:

24.15 Having And have hope in toward God, which these also they themselves look for, also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

24.16 And herein do I endeavour exercise myself, to have always a conscience without void to offence toward God, and towards toward men.

24.17 Now after many years, years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings, and vows. offerings.

24.18 In which I was Whereupon certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple: temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult.

24.19 But certain Jews of Asia, who Who ought to be present have been here before thee, and to accuse, object, if they had any thing ought against me: me.

24.20 Or else let these men themselves same here say, if they have found in me any iniquity, when standing evil doing in me, while I stood before the council,

24.21 Except it be for this one voice only voice, that I cried, cried standing among them, Concerning Touching the resurrection of the dead am I judged this day am called in question by you. you this day.

24.22 And when Felix put them off, heard these things, having most certain more perfect knowledge of this that way, saying: he deferred them, and said, When Lysias the tribune chief captain shall come down, I will hear you. know the uttermost of your matter.

24.23 And he commanded a centurion to keep him, Paul, and that he should be easy, to let him have liberty, and that he should not prohibit any forbid none of his friends acquaintance to minister or come unto him.

24.24 And after some certain days, Felix, coming when Felix came with Drusilla his wife, who wife Drusilla, which was a Jew, Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard of him concerning the faith, that is faith in Christ Jesus. Christ.

24.25 And as he treated reasoned of justice, and chastity, righteousness, temperance, and of the judgment to come, Felix being terrified, answered: For this time, go trembled, and answered, Go thy way: but way for this time; when I have a convenient time, season, I will send call for thee.

24.26 Hoping He hoped also withal, that money should be have been given him by Paul; for which cause also oftentimes sending for him, of Paul, that he spoke might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.

24.27 But when after two years were ended, Felix had for successor Portius Festus. And Felix being Porcius Festus came into Felix' room: and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.

Chapter 25

25.1 Now when Festus was come into the province, after three days, days he went up to Jerusalem ascended from Caesarea. Caesarea to Jerusalem.

25.2 And Then the chief priests, high priest and principal men the chief of the Jews, went unto Jews informed him against Paul: Paul, and they besought him,

25.3 Requesting And desired favour against him, that he would command send for him to be brought to Jerusalem, laying wait to kill him in the way. way to kill him.

25.4 But Festus answered: That answered, that Paul was should be kept in at Caesarea, and that he himself would very shortly depart shortly thither.

25.5 Let them, them therefore, saith said he, which among you that are able, go down with me, and accuse him, this man, if there be any crime wickedness in the man. him.

25.6 And having when he had tarried among them no more than eight or ten days, he went down to Caesarea, unto Caesarea; and the next day he sat in sitting on the judgment seat; and seat commanded Paul to be brought.

25.7 Who being brought, And when he was come, the Jews stood about him, who were come which came down from Jerusalem, objecting Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous causes, complaints against Paul, which they could not prove; prove.

25.8 Paul making answer While he answered for himself: himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, nor neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended in any thing. thing at all.

25.9 But Festus, willing to shew do the Jews a pleasure, answering answered Paul, said: and said, Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things before me?

25.10 Then Paul said: said Paul, I stand at Caesar's judgment seat, where I ought to be judged. To judged: to the Jews I have I done no injury, wrong, as thou very well knowest.

25.11 For if I have injured them, be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die. But die: but if there be none of these things whereof they these accuse me, no man may deliver me to them: unto them. I appeal to unto Caesar.

25.12 Then Festus having Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered: answered, Hast thou appealed to unto Caesar? To unto Caesar shalt thou go.

25.13 And after some days, certain days king Agrippa and Bernice came down to unto Caesarea to salute Festus.

25.14 And as when they tarried had been there many days, Festus told declared Paul's cause unto the king of Paul, saying: A king, saying, There is a certain man was left prisoner in bonds by Felix. Felix:

25.15 About whom, when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests, priests and the ancients elders of the Jews, came unto Jews informed me, desiring condemnation to have judgment against him.

25.16 To whom I answered: answered, It is not the custom manner of the Romans to condemn deliver any man, man to die, before that he who which is accused have his the accusers present, face to face, and have liberty to make his answer, licence to clear answer for himself of concerning the things crime laid to his charge. against him.

25.17 When therefore Therefore, when they were come hither, without any delay, delay on the day following, sitting in morrow I sat on the judgment seat, I and commanded the man to be brought. brought forth.

25.18 Against whom, whom when the accusers stood up, they brought no none accusation of such things which as I thought ill of: supposed:

25.19 But had certain questions against him of their own superstition against him, superstition, and of one Jesus deceased, Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

25.20 And because I therefore being in a doubt doubted of this such manner of question, questions, I asked him whether he would go to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things. matters.

25.21 But when Paul appealing had appealed to be reserved unto the hearing of Augustus, I commanded him to be kept, kept till I might send him to Caesar.

25.22 And Then Agrippa said to Festus: unto Festus, I would also hear the man, man myself. To morrow, said he, thou shalt hear him.

25.23 And on the next day, morrow, when Agrippa was come, and Bernice were come Bernice, with great pomp, and had was entered into the hall place of audience, hearing, with the tribunes, chief captains, and principal men of the city, at Festus' commandment, commandment Paul was brought forth.

25.24 And Festus saith: said, King Agrippa, and all ye men who which are here present with us, you ye see this man, about whom all the multitude of the Jews have dealt with me me, both at Jerusalem, requesting and also here, crying out that he ought not to live any longer.

25.25 Yet have But when I found nothing that he hath had committed nothing worthy of death. But forasmuch as death, and that he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him.

25.26 Of whom I have nothing no certain thing to write to unto my lord. For which cause Wherefore I have brought him forth before you, and especially specially before thee, O king Agrippa, that that, after examination being made, had, I may might have what somewhat to write.

25.27 For it seemeth to me unreasonable to send a prisoner, and not withal to signify the things crimes laid to his charge. against him.

Chapter 26

26.1 Then Agrippa said to Paul: unto Paul, Thou art permitted to speak for thyself. Then Paul stretching stretched forth his the hand, began to make his answer. and answered for himself:

26.2 I think myself happy, O king Agrippa, that because I am to shall answer for myself this day before thee, thee touching all the things whereof I am accused by of the Jews. Jews:

26.3 Especially as thou knowest all, both because I know thee to be expert in all customs and questions that which are among the Jews: Wherefore wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently.

26.4 And my My manner of life indeed from my youth, which was from at the beginning first among my mine own nation in at Jerusalem, know all the Jews do know: Jews;

26.5 Having known Which knew me from the beginning (if beginning, if they will give testimony) would testify, that according to after the most sure straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.

26.6 And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise that was made by God to the fathers, do I stand subject to judgment: of God, unto our fathers:

26.7 Unto which, which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving night God day and day, night, hope to come. For which hope, O king, hope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused by of the Jews.

26.8 Why should it be thought a thing incredible, incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?

26.9 And I indeed did formerly think, verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

26.10 Which also thing I also did at Jerusalem, in Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority of from the chief priests: priests; and when they were put to death, I brought the sentence. gave my voice against them.

26.11 And oftentimes punishing them, I punished them oft in every synagogue, I and compelled them to blaspheme: blaspheme; and being yet more exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto foreign strange cities.

26.12 Whereupon when as I was going went to Damascus with authority and permission of commission from the chief priest, priests,

26.13 At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me, me and them that were in company which journeyed with me.

26.14 And when we were all fallen down on to the ground, earth, I heard a voice speaking to me unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue: tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? It it is hard for thee to kick against the goad. pricks.

26.15 And I said: said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord answered: he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.

26.16 But rise up, rise, and stand upon thy feet: for to this end have I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to thee, that I may make thee a minister, minister and a witness both of those these things which thou hast seen, and of those things wherein in the which I will appear to thee, unto thee;

26.17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the nations, Gentiles, unto which whom now I send thee: thee,

26.18 To open their eyes, that they may be converted and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and a lot inheritance among the saints, them which are sanctified by the faith that is in me.

26.19 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not incredulous to disobedient unto the heavenly vision:

26.20 But to them shewed first that are at unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and unto throughout all the country coasts of Judea, Judaea, and then to the Gentiles did I preach, Gentiles, that they should do penance, repent and turn to God, doing and do works worthy of penance. meet for repentance.

26.21 For this cause these causes the Jews, when I was Jews caught me in the temple, having apprehended me, and went about to kill me.

26.22 But being aided by the Having therefore obtained help of God, I stand continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying no none other thing things than those which the prophets, prophets and Moses did say should come to pass: come:

26.23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light to unto the people, and to the Gentiles.

26.24 As And as he spoke these things, and made his answer, thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice: voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself: thyself; much learning doth make thee mad.

26.25 And Paul said: But he said, I am not mad, most excellent Festus, noble Festus; but I speak forth the words of truth and soberness.

26.26 For the king knoweth of these things, to before whom also I speak with confidence. For freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him. For neither him; for this thing was any of these things not done in a corner.

26.27 Believest King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets, O king Agrippa? prophets? I know that thou believest.

26.28 And Then Agrippa said to Paul: In a little unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to become be a Christian.

26.29 And Paul said: said, I would to God, that both in a little and in much, not only thou, but also all that hear me, me this day, should become were both almost, and altogether such as I also am, except these bands. bonds.

26.30 And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them. them:

26.31 And when they were gone aside, they spoke among talked between themselves, saying: saying, This man hath done doeth nothing worthy of death or of bands. bonds.

26.32 And Agrippa Then said to Festus: Agrippa unto Festus, This man might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed to unto Caesar.

Chapter 27

27.1 And when it was determined that he we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and that Paul, with the certain other prisoners, should be delivered to a centurion, prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of the band Augusta, Augustus' band.

27.2 Going on board And entering into a ship of Adrumetum, Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia, Asia; one Aristarchus, the a Macedonian of Thessalonica, continuing being with us.

27.3 And the next day following we came to touched at Sidon. And Julius treating Paul courteously, permitted courteously entreated Paul, and gave him liberty to go to unto his friends, and friends to take care of refresh himself.

27.4 And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.

27.5 And sailing when we had sailed over the sea of Cilicia, Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Lystra, which is in Lycia: Myra, a city of Lycia.

27.6 And there the centurion finding found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy, removed Italy; and he put us into it. therein.

27.7 And when for many days we had sailed slowly, slowly many days, and were scarce were come over against Gnidus, Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed near Crete by Salmone: under Crete, over against Salmone;

27.8 And with much ado sailing by And, hardly passing it, we came into unto a certain place, place which is called Good-havens, The fair havens; nigh to which whereunto was the city of Thalassa. Lasea.

27.9 And Now when much time was spent, and when sailing now was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul comforted admonished them,

27.10 Saying to them: Ye men, And said unto them, Sirs, I see perceive that the this voyage beginneth to will be with injury hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives.

27.11 But Nevertheless the centurion believed the pilot master and the master owner of the ship, more than those things which were said spoken by Paul.

27.12 And whereas it because the haven was not a commodious haven to winter in, the greatest more part gave counsel advised to sail thence, depart thence also, if by any means they might reach Phenice attain to winter there, Phenice, and there to winter; which is a an haven of Crete, looking towards and lieth toward the southwest south west and northwest. north west.

27.13 And when the south wind gently blowing, thinking blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, when they had loosed from Asson, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete.

27.14 But not long after, after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroaquilo. Euroclydon.

27.15 And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up against into the wind, giving up the ship to the winds, we were driven. let her drive.

27.16 And running under a certain island, that island which is called Cauda, Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat. boat:

27.17 Which being when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship, and ship; and, fearing lest they should fall into the quicksands, they let down the sail yard, strake sail, and so were driven.

27.18 And we being mightily exceedingly tossed with the a tempest, the next day they lightened the ship. ship;

27.19 And the third day they we cast out with their our own hands the tackling of the ship.

27.20 And when neither sun nor stars appeared for in many days, days appeared, and no small storm tempest lay on us, all hope of our being that we should be saved was now then taken away.

27.21 And But after they had fasted a long time, abstinence Paul standing stood forth in the midst of them, said: You should indeed, O and said, Sirs, ye men, should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.

27.22 And now I exhort you to be of good cheer. For cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man's life among you, but only of the ship.

27.23 For an there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve, stood by me this night,

27.24 Saying: Saying, Fear not, Paul, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar; and behold, Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.

27.25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer; cheer: for I believe God God, that it shall so be, be even as it hath been was told me.

27.26 And Howbeit we must come unto be cast upon a certain island.

27.27 But after when the fourteenth night was come, as we were sailing driven up and down in Adria, about midnight, midnight the shipmen deemed that they discovered drew near to some country. country;

27.28 Who also sounding, And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms; fathoms: and going on when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms.

27.29 Then fearing lest we should fall have fallen upon rough places, rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.

27.30 But And as the shipmen sought were about to fly flee out of the ship, having when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour, colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the forepart of the ship, foreship,

27.31 Paul said to the centurion, centurion and to the soldiers: soldiers, Except these stay abide in the ship, you ye cannot be saved.

27.32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.

27.33 And when it began to be light, while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying: saying, This day is the fourteenth day that you ye have waited, tarried and continued fasting, taking having taken nothing.

27.34 Wherefore I pray you to take some meat meat: for this is for your health's sake; health: for there shall not an hair of fall from the head of any of you perish. you.

27.35 And when he had said these things, taking bread, thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in the sight presence of them all; all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat.

27.36 Then were they all of better good cheer, and they also took some meat.

27.37 And we were in all in the ship, ship two hundred threescore and sixteen souls.

27.38 And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, casting and cast out the wheat into the sea.

27.39 And when it was day, they knew not the land; land: but they discovered a certain creek that had with a shore, into the which they were minded, if they could, it were possible, to thrust in the ship.

27.40 And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed themselves to unto the sea, loosing withal and loosed the rudder bands; bands, and hoisting hoised up the mainsail to the wind, they and made towards toward shore.

27.41 And when we were fallen falling into a place where two seas met, they run ran the ship aground; and the forepart indeed, sticking stuck fast, and remained unmoveable: unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the sea. waves.

27.42 And the soldiers' counsel was, that they should was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them, swimming out, them should swim out, and escape.

27.43 But the centurion, willing to save Paul, forbade it to be done; kept them from their purpose; and he commanded that they who which could swim, swim should cast themselves first into the sea, and save themselves, and get to land. land:

27.44 And the rest, some they carried on boards, and some on those things that belonged to broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass, that every soul got they escaped all safe to land.

Chapter 28

28.1 And when we had they were escaped, then we they knew that the island was called Melita. But

28.2 And the barbarians barbarous people shewed us no small courtesy.

28.2 For kindling little kindness: for they kindled a fire, they refreshed and received us all, every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold.

28.3 And when Paul had gathered together a bundle of sticks, and had laid them on the fire, there came a viper coming out of the heat, and fastened on his hand.

28.4 And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hanging hang on his hand, they said one to another: Undoubtedly among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, who whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance doth suffereth not suffer him to live.

28.5 And he indeed shaking shook off the beast into the fire, suffered and felt no harm.

28.6 But Howbeit they supposed that he would begin to swell up, and that looked when he would suddenly fall should have swollen, or fallen down and die. But expecting long, dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and seeing that there came saw no harm come to him, changing they changed their minds, they said, and said that he was a god.

28.7 Now in these places In the same quarters were possessions of the chief man of the island, named Publius, whose name was Publius; who receiving received us, for and lodged us three days entertained us courteously.

28.8 And it happened came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever, fever and of a bloody flux. To flux: to whom Paul entered in; in, and when he had prayed, and laid his hands on him, he and healed him.

28.9 Which being So when this was done, all that others also, which had diseases in the island, came came, and were healed:

28.10 Who also honoured us with many honours, honours; and when we were to set sail, departed, they laded us with such things as were necessary.

28.11 And after three months, months we sailed departed in a ship of Alexandria, that which had wintered in the island, isle, whose sign was the Castors. Castor and Pollux.

28.12 And when we were come to Syracusa, landing at Syracuse, we tarried there three days.

28.13 From thence, compassing by the shore, And from thence we fetched a compass, and came to Rhegium: and after one day, day the south wind blowing, blew, and we came the second next day to Puteoli; Puteoli:

28.14 Where, finding brethren, Where we found brethren, and were desired to tarry with them seven days: and so we went to toward Rome.

28.15 And from thence, when the brethren had heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii Forum, forum, and the Three Taverns: The three taverns: whom when Paul saw, he gave thanks to thanked God, and took courage.

28.16 And when we were come came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself, himself with a soldier that kept him.

28.17 And it came to pass, that after the third day, he three days Paul called together the chief of the Jews. And Jews together: and when they were assembled, come together, he said to them: Men, unto them, Men and brethren, I, having done though I have committed nothing against the people, or the custom customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans; Romans.

28.18 Who, when they had examined me, would have released me, for that let me go, because there was no cause of death in me; me.

28.19 But when the Jews contradicting spake against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar; not that I had any thing ought to accuse my nation of.

28.20 For this cause therefore have I desired called for you, to see you, and to speak to you. Because with you: because that for the hope of Israel, Israel I am bound with this chain.

28.21 But And they said to him: unto him, We neither received letters out of Judaea concerning thee from Judea, thee, neither did any of the brethren that came hither, relate shewed or speak spake any evil harm of thee.

28.22 But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest; thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that it is every where contradicted. it is spoken against.

28.23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came very many to him unto into his lodgings; lodging; to whom he expounded, testifying expounded and testified the kingdom of God, and persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning until till evening.

28.24 And some believed the things that which were said; but spoken, and some believed not.

28.25 And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul speaking this had spoken one word: word, Well did spake the Holy Ghost speak to our fathers by Isaias Esaias the prophet, prophet unto our fathers,

28.26 Saying: Saying, Go to unto this people, and say to them: With the ear you say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing you ye shall see, and shall not perceive. perceive:

28.27 For the heart of this people is grown waxed gross, and with their ears have they heard heavily, are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have shut; they closed; lest perhaps they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

28.28 Be it known therefore to unto you, that this the salvation of God is sent to unto the Gentiles, and that they will hear it.

28.29 And when he had said these things, words, the Jews went out from him, having much departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.

28.30 And he remained Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired lodging; house, and he received all that came in to unto him,

28.31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching the those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, without prohibition. no man forbidding him.