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Paul's voyage to Rome:

The ACTS.

29 And Paul faid, I wouldto God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almoft, and altogether fuch as I am, except thefe bonds.

30 And, when he had thus spoken, the king rote up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that fat with them.

31 And, when they were gone afide, they talked between them felves, faying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death, or of bonds. 32 Then faid Agrippa unto Feftus, This man might have been fet at liberty, if he had not appealed unto Cefar.

CHAP. XXVII. Paul bippeth for Rome, &c. AND, when it was determined

the danger thereof.

8 And, hardly paffing it, came unto a place which is called, The Fair Havens, nigh whereunto was the city of Lafca.

Now, when much time was spent, and when failing was now danger. ous, because the faft was now already paft, Paul admonished them,

10 And faid unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but alfo of our lives..

11 Nevertheless, the centurion believed the mafter and the owner of the fhip more than thofe things which were fpoken by Paul.

12 And, because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the

more part advised to depart thence that we fhould fail into Italy, alfo, if by any means they might they delivered Paul, and certain attain to Phenice, and there to winother prifoners, unto one named ter; which is an haven of Crete, Julius, a centurion of Auguftus' and lieth toward the fouth-west band. and north-weft.

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13 And, when the fouth wind blew foftly, fuppofing that they had obtained their purpofe, loofing thence, they failed clofe by Crete.

14 But not long after there arofe against it a tempeftuous wind, called Euroclydon.

15 And when the fhip was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let ber drive.

16 And running under a certain ifland, which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat:

17 Which, when they had taken up, they ufed helps, undergirding the fhip; and, fearing left they fhould fall into the quick fands, frake fail, and fo were driven.

18 And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest the next day. they lightened the flip;

19 And the third day we caft out with our own hands the tackling of the hip. And

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CHAP. XXVII. encourageth his company

zo And when neither fun nor 32 Then the foldiers cut off the ftars in many days appeared, and ropes of the boat, and let her fall off. no fmall tempeft lay on us, all hope that we should be faved was then taken away.

21 But, after, long abftinence, Paul ftood forth in the midft of them, and said, Sirs, ye fhould have hearkened unto me, and not have loofed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and lofs. 3022 And now, I exhort you to be of good cheer for there fhall be no lofs of any man's life among you, but of the flip.

23 For there ftood by me this night the angel of God, whofe I am, and whom I ferve,

24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou muft be brought before Cefar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that fail with thee.

25 Wherefore, firs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it fall be even as it was told me.

26 Howbeit, we must be caft upon a certain ifland.

33 And, while the day was coming on, Paul befought them all to take meat, faying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried, and continued fafting, having taken nothing.

34 Wherefore I pray you to take fome meat; for this is for your health: for there fhall not an hair fall from the head of any of you.

35 And, when he had thus fpo ken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in prefence of them all; and, when he had broken it, he began to eat.

36 Then were they all of good cheer, and they alfo took fome meat.

37 And we were in all in the fhip two hundred threefcore and fix. teen fouls.

38 And when they had eaten enough they lightened the thip, and caft out the wheat into the fea.

39 And when it was day they knew not the land: but they dif covered a certain creek with a fhore, into the which they were minded, if it were poffible, to thrust in the fhip.

27 But, when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria, about midnight the thipmen deemed that they drew near to fome country; 28 And founded, and found it 40 And, when they had taken up twenty fathoms: and, when they the anchors, they committed themhad gone a little further, they felves unto the fea, and loofed the founded again, and found it fifteen rudder-bands, and hoifed up the fathoms. mainfail to the wind, and made toward thore

29 Then, fearing left they fhould have fallen upon rocks, they caft four anchors out of the ftern, and wifhed for the day.

30 And as the fhipmen were about to flee out of the hip, when they had let down the boat into the fea, under colour as, though they would have caft anchors out of the fareship,

31 Paul faid to the centurion and to the foldiers, Except these abide in the fhip ye cannot be faved.

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Faul bealeth many difeafes: The ACTS, he preacheth at Romilgy which could fwim should caft them- to Who alfo honoured us with felves first into the sea, and get to many honours: and, when we deland; parted, they laded us with fuch 44 Andt reft, fome on boards, things as were neceffary. and fome on broken pieces of the fhip and fo it came to pafs, that they efcaped all fafe to land.

CHA P. XXVIII.

The barbarians entertain Paul, &c.

111 And after three months we departed in a hip of Alexandria, which had wintered in the e, whofe fign was Caftor and Pollux. 12 And landing at Syracufe, we

AND when they were escaped, tarried there three days.

then they knew that the

ifland was called Melita.

2 And the barbarous people fhewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the prefent rain, and because of the cold.

31 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of fticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and faftened on his hand. 4 And when the barbarians faw the venomous beaft hang on his hand, they faid among themfelves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom though he hath escaped the fea, yet vengeance fuffereth not to Jive.

5 And he shook off the beaft into the fire, and felt no harm.

6 Howbeit, they looked when he fhould have fwollen, or fallen down dead fuddenly; but after they had looked a great while, and faw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was god.

71 In the fame quarters were poffeffionsofthechiefman oftheilland, whofe name was Publius; who received us, and lodged us three days courteously.

8 And it came to pafs, that the father of Publius lay fick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him.

9 So when this was done, others alfo,which had difeafes in theilland, ame and were healed;

13 And from thence we fetched a compafs, and came to Rhegium: and after one day the fouth wind blew, and we came the next day to Puteoli;

14 Where we found brethren, and were defired to tarry with them feven days: and fo we went toward Rome.

15 And from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii Forum and The Three Taverns; whom, when Paul faw, be thanked God, and took courage.

16 And when we came to Rome

the centurion delivered the prifoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul was fuffered to dwell by himfelf with a foldier that kept him.

17¶ And it came to pafs, that, after three days, Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and, when they were come together, he faid unto them, Men and brethren, though I have committed nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prifoner from Jerufalem into the hands of the Romans:

18 Who, when they had examined me, would have let me go, because there was no caufe of death in me.

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19 But, when the Jews fpake against it, I was conftrained to appeal unto Cefar; not that I had ought to accufe my nation of.

30 For this cause therefore, have I calledforyou,tofeeyou, and to fpeak

Paul converteth CHAP. XXVIII. fome of the Jews.

with you: becaufe that for the hope of Ifrael I am bound with this chain. 21 And they said unto him, We neither received letters out of Judea concerning thee, neither any of the brethren that came fhewed or fpake any harm of thee.

22 But we defire to hear of thee what thou thinkeft: for as concern Ing this fect, we know that every where it is fpoken against.

23¶And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom he expounded and teftified the kingdom of God, perfuading them concerning Jefus, both out of the law of Mofes, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening.

24 And fome believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.

25 And when they agreed not among themselves they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well fpake the Holy Ghoft by Efaias the prophet unto our fathers,

The Epiftle of PAUL, the

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CHAP. I.

Paul commendetb bis calling, &c. AUL, a fervant of Jefus Chrift called to be an apostle, feparated unto the gofpel of God, 2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy fcriptures,)

3 Concerning his Son Jefus Chrift our Lord, which was made of the feed of David acording to the flesh,

And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the fpirit of holinefs, by the refurrection from the dead;

5 By whom we have received grace and apoftlefhip, for obedience to the faith among all nations for his name,

a6 Saying, Go unto this people, and fay, Hearing ye fhall hear, and shall not underftand; and feeing ye shall fee, and not perceive:

27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dul of hearing, and their eyes have they clofed; left they fhould fee with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and underftand with their heart, and fhould be converted, and I should heal them.

28 Be it known, therefore, unto you, that the falvation of God is fent unto the Gentiles, and thas they will hear it.

29 And, when he had faid thefe words, the Jews departed, and had great reafoning among themfelves.

30 And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him,

31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jefus Chrift, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.

Apostle, to the ROMANS.

6 Among whom are ye alfo the called of Jefus Chrift;

7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jefus Chrift.

8 First, I thank my Godthrough Jefus Chrift for you all, that your faith is fpoken of throughout the whole world.

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9 For God is my witnefs, whom ferve with my fpirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceafing make mention of you always in my prayers;

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10 Making requeft, if by any means now at length I might have profperous journey by the will of God to come unto you. I&

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What Paul's gospel is.

ROMANS. The fins of the Gentiles.
23 And changed the glory of the

11 For I long to fee you, that I may impart unto you fome fpi- uncorruptible God into an image ritual gift, to the end ye may be made like to corruptible man, and eftablished; to birds, and four-footed beafts, and creeping things.

12 That is, that I may be comforted together with you, by the mutual faith both of you and me. 13 Now, I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purpofed to come unto you, but was let hitherto,) that I might have fome fruit among you alfo, even as 'among other Gentiles.

14 I am debtor both to the Greeks and to the Barbarians, both to the wife and to the unwife.

15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gofpel to you that are at Rome alfo.

16 For I am not ashamed of the gofpel of Chrift: for it is the power of God unto falvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew firft, and alfo to the Greek,

17 For therein is the righteoufnefs of God revealed from faith to faith as it is written, The just hall live by faith.

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodlinefs and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteoufnefs;

19 Becaule that which may be known of God is manifeft in them: for God hath fhewed it unto them.

20 For the invifible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly feen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; fo that they are without excufe:

21 Becaufe that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

22 Profeffing themselves to be wife, they became fools;

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24 Wherefore, God alfo gave them up to uncleannefs, through the lufts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves;

25 Who changed the truth of God into alye, and worfhipped and ferved the creature more than the Creator, who is bleffed for ever. Amen.

26 For this caufe God gave them up unto vile affections; for even their women did change the na→ tural ufe into that which is againft nature:

27 And likewife alfo the men, leaving the natural ufe of the woman, burned in their luft one toward another; men with men, working that which is unfeemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was

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