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The Jewish exorcists. THE ACTS. Uproar against Paul.

12 So that from his body were but he himself stayed in Asia for brought unto the sick handkerchiefs, or aprons, and the diseases 23 And the same time there departed from them, and the evil arose no small stir about that spirits went out of them.

way. 13 9 Then certain of the vag 24 For a certain man named abond Jews, exorcists, took upon Demetrius, a silver-smith, which them to call over them which made silver shrines for Diana, had evil spirits, the name of the brought no small gain unto the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure craftsmen ; you by Jesus whom Paul preach 25 Whom he called together eth.

with the workmen of like occu14 And there were seven sons pation, and said, Sirs, ye know of one Sceva a Jew, and chief of that by this craft we have our the priests, which did so.

wealth : 15 And the evil spirit answered 26 Moreover, ye see and hear, and said, Jesus I know, and Paul that not alone at Ephesus, but I know; but who are ye? almost throughout all Asia, this

16 And the man in whom the Paul hath persuaded and turned evil spirit was, leaped on them, away much people, saying, that and overcame them, and prevail they be no gods which are made ed against them, so that they fled with hands. out of that house naked and 27 So that not only this our wounded.

craft is in danger to be set at 17 And this was known to all nought ; but also that the temple the Jews and Greeks also dwell of the great goddess Diana should ing at Ephesus : and fear fell on be despised, and her magnificence them all, and the name of the should be destroyed, whom all Lord Jesus was magnified. Asia, and the world worshippeth.

18 And many that believed 28 And when they heard these came, and confessed, and shewed sayings, they were full of wrath, their deeds.

and cried out, saying, Great is 19 Many of them also which Diana of the Ephesians. used curious arts, brought their 29 And the whole city was books together, and burned them filled with confusion: and having before all men ; and they counted caught Gaius and Aristarchus, the price of them, and found it men of Macedonia, Paul's comfifty thousand pieces of silver. panions in travel, they rushed

20 So mightily grew the word with one accord into the theatre. of God, and prevailed.

30 And when Paul would have 21 q After these things were entered in unto the people, the ended, Paul purposed in the disciples suffered him not. spirit, when he had passed 31 And certain of the chief of through Macedonia, and Achaia, Asia, which were his friends, sent to go to Jerusalem, saying, After unto him desiring him that he I have been there, I must also would not adventure himself into see Rome.

the theatre. 22 So he sent into Macedonia 32 Some therefore cried one two of them that ministered unto thing, and some another : for the him, Timotheus and Erastus; I asseinbly was confused, and the

The tumult appeased.

CHAP. XX. Lord's supper celebrated. more part knew not wherefore Al Miletum he calleth the elders to. they were come together.

gether, telleth them what shall be

full to himself, 28 committeth God's 33 And they drew Alexander

flock to them, 29 warncth them of out of the multitude, the Jews false teachers, 32 commendeth then putting him forward. And Al

to God, 36 prayeth with them, and exander beckoned with the hand,

goeth his way. and would have made his defence AND after the uproar, was unto the people.

ceased, Paul called unto him 34 But when they knew that the disciples, and embraced them, he was a Jew, all with one voice

and departed for to go into Maabout the space of two hours cedonia. cried out, Great is Diana of the 2 And when he had gone over Ephesians.

those parts, and had given them 35 And when the town-clerk much exhortation, he came into had appeased the people, he said, Greece, Ye men of Ephesus, what man 3 And there abode three months. is there that knoweth not how And when the Jews laid wait for that the city of the Ephesians is a him, as he was about to sail into worshipper of the great goddess Syria, lie purposed to return Diana, and of the image which through Macedonia. fell down from Jupiter ?

4 And there accompanied him 36 Seeing then that these things into Asia, Sopater of Berea ; and cannot be spoken against, ye of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus ought to be quiet, and to do and Secundus ; and Gaius of nothing rashly.

Derbe, and Timotheus ; and of 37 For ye have brought hither Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus. these men, which are neither

5 These going before, tarried robbers of churches, nor yet blas for us at Troas. phemers of your goddess.

6 And we sailed away from 38 Wherefore, if Demetrius, Philippi, after the days of unand the craftsmen which are with leavened bread, and came unto him, have a inatter against any them to Troas in five days; man, the law is open, and there where we abode seven days. are deputies : let them implead 7 And upon the first day of the one another.

week, when the disciples came 39 But if ye inquire any thing together to break bread, Paul concerning other matters, it shall preached unto them, (ready to be determined in a lawful assem depart on the morrow) and conbly.

tinued his speech until midnight. 40 For we are in danger to be 8 And there were many lights called in question for this day's in the upper chamber, where they uproar, there being no were gathered together. whereby we may give an account 9 And there sat in a window of this concourse.

a certain young man named Eu41 And when he had thus spo- tychus, being fallen into a deep ken, he dismissed the assembly. sleep: and as Paul was long CHAP. XX.

preaching, he sunk down with 1 Paul goeth to Mucedonia. 7 He slcep. and fell down from the celebrateth the Lord's supper, and preacherh. 9 Eutychus having fal

third loft, and was taken up dead. ten down deod, 10 is raised to life. 17 10 And Paul went down, and

cause

me.

Eutychus raised. THE ACTS. Paul's speech at Miletus. fell on him, and embracing him, 21 Testifying both to the Jews, said, Trouble not yourselves; for and also to the Greeks, repentance his life is in him.

toward God, and faith toward our 11 When he therefore was Lord Jesus Christ. come up again, and had broken 22 And now behold, I go bound bread, and eaten, and talked a in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not long while, even till break of day, knowing the things that shall beso he departed.

fall me there : 12 And they brought the young 23 Save that the Holy Ghost man alive, and were not a little witnesseth in every city, saying, comforted.

that bonds and afflictions abide 13 | And we went before to ship, and sailed unto Assos, there 24 But none of these things intending to take in Paul : for so move me, neither count I my life had he appointed, minding him dear unto myself, so that I inight self to go afoot.

finish my course with joy, and 14 And when he met with us the ministry which I have reat Assos, we took him in, and ceived of the Lord Jesus, to testicame to Mitylene.

fy the gospel of the grace of God. 15 And we sailed thence, and 25 And now behold, I know came the next day over against that ye all, among whom I have Chios; and the next day we ar gone preaching the kingdom of rived at Samos, and tarried at God, shall see my face no more. Trogyllium ; and the next day 26 Wherefore I take you to rewe came to Miletus.

cord this day, that I am pure from 16 For Paul had determined to the blood of all men, sail by Ephesus, because he 27 For I have not shunned to would not spend the time in Asia : declare unto you all the counsel for he hasted, if it were possible of God. for him, to be at Jerusalem the 28 Take heed therefore unto day of Pentecost.

yourselves, and to all the flock 17 And from Miletus he sent over the which the Holy Ghost to Ephesus, and called the elders hath made you overseers, to feed of the church.

the church of God, which he hath 18 And when they were come purchased with his own blood. to him, he said unto them, Ye 29 For I know this, that after know, from the first day that I

my departing shall grievous came into Asia, after what man wolves enter in among you, not ner I have been with you at all sparing the flock. seasons,

30 Also of your own selves 19 Serving the Lord with all shall men arise, speaking perhumility of mind, and with many verse things, to draw away distears and temptations, which be- ciples after them. fell me by the lying in wait of 31 Therefore watch, and rethe Jews :

member, that by the space of 20 And how I kept back noth- three years I ceased not to warn ing that was profitable unto you, every one night and day with but have shewed you, and have taught you publicly, and from 32 And now, brethren, I comhouse to house,

mend you to God, and to the

tears.

Paul departs
CHAP. XXI.

for Jerusalem. word of his grace, which is able ried there seven days: who said to build you up, and to give you to Paul through the Spirit, that an inheritance among all them he should not go up to Jerusalem. which are sanctified.

5 And when we had accom33 I have coveted no man's plished those days, we departed, silver, or gold, or apparel. and went our way; and they all 34 Yea, ye yourselves know, brought us on our way, with that these hands have ministered wives and children, till we werc unto my necessities, and to them out of the city : and we kneeled that were with me.

down on the shore, and prayed. 35 I have shewed you all things, 6 And when we had taken our how that so labouring ye ought to leave one of another, we took support the weak, and to remem ship; and they returned home ber the words of the Lord Jesus, again. how he said, It is more blessed to And when we had finished our give than to receive.

course from Tyrc, we came to 36 | And when he had thus Ptolemais, and saluted the brethspoken, he kneeled down, and ren, and abode with them one day. prayed with them all.

8 And the next day we that 37 And they all wept sore, and were of Paul's company departed, fell on Paul's neck, and kissed and came unto Cesarea ; and we him,

entered into the house of Philip 38 Sorrowing most of all for the evangelist, which was one of the words which he spake, that the seven ; and abode with him. they should see his face no more. 9 And the same man had four And they accompanied him unto daughters, virgins, which did

prophesy. CHAP. XXI.

10 And as

we tarried there 1 Paul will not by any means be dis. many days, there came down from suaded from going to Jerusalem. 9

Judea a certain prophet, named Philip's daughters prophetesses. 17 Paul cometh to Jerusalem : 27 Agabus. where he is apprehended, and in îl And when he was come unto great danger, 31 but by the chief captain is rescued, and permitted bound his own hands and feet,

us, he took .Paul's girdle, and to speak to the people. AND it came to pass, that af and said, Thus saith the Holy

ter we were gotten from Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jeruthem, and had launched, we salem bind the man that owneth came with a straight course unto this girdle, and shall deliver him Coos, and the day following unto into the hands of the Gentiles. Rhodes, and from thence unto 12 And when we heard these Patara :

things, both we, and they of that 2 And finding a ship sailing place, besought him not to go up over unto Phenicia, we went to Jerusalem. aboard, and set forth.

13 Then Paul answered, What 3 Now when we had discovered mean ye to weep, and to break Cyprus, we left it on the left mine heart? for I am ready not to hand, and sailed into Syria, and be bound only, but also to die at landed at Tyre : for there the ship

Jerusalemn for the name of the was to unlade her burden.

Lord Jesus. 4 And finding disciples, we tar

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Paul apprehended THE ACTS.

at Jerusalem persuaded, we ceased, saying, 25 As touching the Gentiles The will of the Lord be done. which believe, we have written

15 And after those days we and concluded that they observe took up our carriages, and went no such thing, save only that they up to Jerusalem.

keep themselves from things 16 There went with us also offered to idols, and from blood, certain of the disciples of Cesa and from strangled, and from rea, and brought with them one fornication. Mnason of Cyprus, an old dis 26 Then Paul took the men, ciple, with whom we should lodge. and the next day purifying him

17 And when we were come to self with them, entered into the Jerusalem, the brethren received temple, to signify the accomplishus gladly.

ment of the days of purification, 18 And the day following Paul until that an offering should be went in with us unto James : and offered for every one of thein. all the elders were present.

27 And when the seven days 19 And when he had saluted were almost ended, the Jews, them, he declared particularly which were of Asia, when they what things God had wrough: saw him in the temple, stirred up ainong the Gentiles by his minis all the people, and laid hands on try.

him, 20 And when they heard it, 28 Crying out, Men of Israel, thoy glorified the Lord, and said help. This is the man that teachunto him, Thou seest, brother, eth all men every where against how many thousands of Jews the people, and the law, and there are which believe ; and they this place : and further, brought are all zealous of the law : Greeks also into the temple ; and

21 And they are informed of hath polluted this holy place. thee, that thou teachest all the 29 (For they had seen before Jews which are among the Gen with him in the city, Trophimus, tiles to forsake Moses, saying, an Ephesian, whom they supposthat they ought not to circumcise ed that Paul had brought into the their children, neither to walk | temple.) after the customs.

30° And all the city was moved, 22 What is it therefore ? the and the people ran together : multitude must needs come to and they took Paul and drew him gether: for they will hear that out of the temple. And forththou art come.

with the doors were shut. 23 Do therefore this that we 31 And as they went about to say to thee: We have four men kill him, tidings came unto the which have a vow on them ; chief captain of the band, that all

24 Them take, and purify thy- Jerusalem was in an uproar; self with them, and be at charges 32 Who immediately took solwith them, that they may shave diers and centurions, and rau their heads : and all may know down unto them. And when they that those things whereof they saw the chief captain and the were informed concerning thee, soldiers, they left beating of Paul. are nothing: but that thou thy 33 Then the chief captain came self also walkest orderly, and near and took him, and comkeepest the law.

manded him to be bound with.

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