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voured to go into Macedonia, Paul have to go forth with assuredly gathering that the him; and took and circum- Lord had called us for to cised him because of the Jews preach the gospel unto them. which were in those quarters: Therefore loosing from Troas, for they knew all that his we came with a straight course father was a Greek. And as to Samothracia, and the next they went through the cities, day to Neapolis; and from they delivered them the de- thence to Philippi, which is crees for to keep, that were the chief city of that part of ordained of the apostles and Macedonia, and a colony: elders which were at Jerusa and we were in that city abidlem. And so were the church- ing certain days. And on the es established in the faith, and sabbath we went out of the increased in number daily. city by a river side, where Now when they had gone prayer was wont to be made; throughout Phrygia and the and we sat down, and spake region of Galatia, and were unto the women which resortforbidden of the Holy Ghost ed thither. And a certain to preach the word in Asia, woman named Lydia, a seller after they were come to Mysia, of purple, of the city of Thyathey assayed to go into Bithy- tira, which worshipped God, nia but the Spirit suffered heard us: whose heart the them not. And they passing Lord opened, that she attendby Mysia came down to Troas. ed unto the things which were And a vision appeared to Paul spoken of Paul. And when in the night; There stood a she was baptized, and her man of Macedonia, and pray-household, she besought us, ed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us. And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeaJuly 11, Morning;


it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: the same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour. And when her masters saw that the

saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, coine into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us. January 27, Evening.

hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers, and brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city, and teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans. And the mul titude rose up together against them and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them. And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the

jailor to keep them safely: | took them the same hour of

who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks. And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed. And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here. Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, and brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. And he

the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway. And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house. And when it was day, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those men go. And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace. But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out. And the serjeants told these words unto the magistrates: and they feared, when they heard that they were Romans. And they came and besought them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the city. And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.

CHAPTER XVII. July 12, Morning; January 28, Evening. Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews: and Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures, opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto

you, is Christ. And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few. But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought


to bring them out to the people. And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Cæsar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus. And they troubled the people and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things. And when they had taken security of Jason, and of the other, they let them go. And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalo


nica, in that they received the
word with all readiness of
mind, and searched the scrip-
tures daily, whether those
things were so. Therefore
many of them believed; also of
honourable women which were
Greeks, and of men, not a few.
But when the Jews of Thes-
salonica had knowledge that
the word of God was preached
of Paul at Berea, they came
thither also, and stirred up the
people. And then immedi-
ately the brethren sent away
Paul to go as it were to the
sea: but Silas and Timotheus
abode there still. And they
that conducted Paul brought
him unto Athens: and receiv-
ing a commandment unto Silas
and Timotheus for to come
to him with all speed, they

July 13, Morning; January 29, Evening.
things mean.

Now while Paul waited for
them at Athens, his spirit
was stirred in him, when he
saw the city wholly given to
idolatry. Therefore disputed
he in the synagogue with the
Jews, and with the devout
persons, and in the market
daily with them that met with
him. Then certain philoso-
phers of the Epicureans, and
of the Stoicks, encountered
him. And some said, What
will this babbler say? other
some, He seemeth to be a
setter forth of strange gods:
because he preached unto
them Jesus, and the resur-
rection. And they took him,
and brought him unto Areo-
pagus, saying, May we know
what this new doctrine, where-
of thou speakest, is? For
thou bringest certain strange
things to our ears: we would
know therefore what these

(For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.) Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; and hath made of one blood all nations of men

for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before ap pointed, and the bounds of their habitation; that they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: for in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but

now commandeth all men
every where to repent: be-
cause he hath appointed a day,
in the which he will judge the
world in righteousness by that
man whom he hath ordained;
whereof he hath given assur-
ance unto all men, in that he
hath raised him from the dead.
And when they heard of the
resurrection of the dead, some
mocked: and others said, We
will hear thee again of this
matter. So Paul
So Paul departed
from among them.

certain men clave unto him,
and believed: among the
which was Dionysius the Are-
opagite, and a woman named
Damaris, and others with them.

CHAPTER XVIII. July 14, Morning; January 30, Evening. AFTER FTER these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corintli; and found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them. And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers. And he reasoned in the synagogue every sab bath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks. And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ. And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles. And he And he departed thence, and entered

into a certain man's house, named Justus, one that wor shipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue. And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized. Then spake the Lord to Paulin the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: for I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city. And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them. And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat, saying, This fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law. And when Paul was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If

it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you: but if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look ye to it; for I will be no judge of such matters. And he drave them from the judgment seat. Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment seat. And Gallio cared for none of those things. And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea: for he had


a vow. And he came to Ephe-
sus, and left them there: but
he himself entered into the
synagogue, and reasoned with
the Jews. When they desired
him to tarry longer time with
them, he consented not; but
bade them farewell, saying, I
must by all means keep this
feast that cometh in Jerusalem:
but I will return again unto
you, if God will. And he sailed
from Ephesus. And when he
had landed at Cæsarea, and
gone up, and
gone up, and saluted the
church, he went down to An-
tioch. And after he had spent
some time there, he departed,
and went over all the country
of Galatia and Phrygia in order,
strengthening all the disciples.

July 15, Morning; January 31, Evening.
ND a certain Jew named
Apollos, born at Alexan-
dria, an eloquent man, and
mighty in the scriptures, came
to Ephesus. This man was
instructed in the way of the
Lord; and being fervent in
the spirit, he spake and taught
diligently the things of the
Lord, knowing only the bap-
tism of John. And he began
to speak boldly in the syna-
gogue: whom when Aquila
and Priscilla had heard, they
took him unto them, and ex-
pounded unto him the way
of God more perfectly. And
when he was disposed to pass
into Achaia, the brethren
wrote, exhorting the disciples
to receive him: who, when he
was come, helped them much
which had believed through
grace for he mightily con-
vinced the Jews, and that pub-
lickly, shewing by the scrip-
tures that Jesus was Christ,

And it came to pass, that,

while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed throughi the upper coasts came to Ephiesus: and finding certain disciples, he said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. And all the men were about twelve. And he went into the synagogue,

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