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S XXIII. heard of their lying in wait, he went and entred into the caā ftle, and told Paul. 17. Then Paul called one of the cena turions unto him, and said, Bring this young man unto the chief captain: for he hath à certain thing to tell him. 18. So he took him, and brought him to the chief captain, and said, Paul the prisoner called me unto him, and prayed me to bring this young man unto thee, who hath something to say unto thee. 19. Then the chief captain took him

by the hand, and went with him afide privately, and asked him, What is that thou haft to tell me?" 20. And he said, The Jews have agreed to desire thee,that thou wouldit bring down Paul to morrow into the council, as though they would enquire somewhat of him more perfe{tly. 21. But do not thou yield unto them for there lie in wait for him of them more than forty men, which have bound themselves with an oath, that they will neither eat nor drink till they have killed him: and now are they ready, looking for a promise from thee. 22. So the chief captain

then let the young man de part, and charged him, See thou tell no man that thou haft Thewed these things to me. 23. And he called unto him two centurions, saying, Make ready two hundred soldiers to go to Cesarea, and horsemen threescore and ten, and spearmen two hundred, at the third hour of the night. 24. And provide them beasts, that they may set Paul on, and bring him fafe unto Felix the governour. 25. And he wrote a letter after this manner : 26. Claudius Lyfias, unto the most excellent governour Felix, sendeth greeting. 27. This man was taken of the Jews, and should have been killed of them : then came I with an army, and rescued him, having understood that he was a Roman. 28. And when I would have known the cause wherefore they accused him, I brought him forth into their council: 29. Whom I perceived

th be accused of questions of their law, but to have nothing laid to his charge worthy of death or of bonds. 30. And when it was told me, how that the Jews laid wait for the man, I sent straightway to thee, and gave commandment to non his accufers also, to say before thee what they had again * him. Farewel. 31. Then the soldiers, as it was command

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n, took Paul and brought him by night to Antipatris: a the morrow they left the horsemen to go with him, turned to the castle: 33. Who when they came to ea, and delivered the epistle to the goveriour, presentül'alfo before him. 34. And when the governour had he letter, he åsked of what province he was. i And when derstood that he was of Cilicia; 35.I will hear thee, said vhen thise c'accusers are also come. And he command m to be kept in Herods judgment-hallo! - lis 20 HA P. XXIV. ND after a five days; d'Ananias the high prieft dea

fcended with the elders, and with a certain orator, ed Tertullus, who informed the governour against Paul. And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse

fàying, Seeing that by thee we 'enjoy great quietness, l.that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by. y providence, 3. We accept it always; and in all places, ft noble Felix, with all thankfulness. 4. Notwithstand6, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that ou wouldlt hear us of thy tlemency a few words. $.

For e have found this man a' peftilent fellow, and a mover of feition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringeader of the feet of the Nazarenes : 16. Who allo hath one about to profane the temple :.' whom we took; and vould have judged è according to our law. 7. But the chiet captain Lyfias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands, 8. Commanding his accur fers to come unto thee : by examining of whom thy felf mayst take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him. 19. And the Jews also affented, saying, that these things were fo. 10. Then Paul, after that the governour Pp

had Ads 24. I. A&ts ás. 16. It is Hands on hin: . not the manner of the Romans to t. Acts 23. 9. deliver any Man to die, before that ¢ ¢ Acts 21.28. This is the Man he which is accused, have the Accu that brought Greeks also into the Sers Face to Face, and have License ; Temple, and hath polluted this holy to answer for himself concerning

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had beckned unto him to speak, ansivered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of (1) many years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully anlwer for my self : il. Becaute that thou mayft understand, that there are yet but twelve days f fince I went up to Jerusalem for to worship. 12. And 6 they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the lynagogues, nor in the city: 13. Neither can they prove. the things whereof. they now accuse me. 14. But this I confels unto thee, that after the way which they call herese, so worship Ithe God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the k law and the prophets. 15. And have hope towards God, which they themfelves affa' allow, that there fall be-a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust. 16. And herein do I exercise my self to have always a m.conscience void of offence toward God and toward men. 17. Now after many years, I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings. 18. Whereupon certain Jews from Afia P found me purified in the temple, neither with

multif Acts 21. 26. Then Paul took come. Acts 28.23. - Perswading the Men, and the next Day purify them concerning, Jesus, both out ing himself with them, entred into of the Law of Moses, and out of the the Temple.

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i Dan. 12. 1. Many that feep is Witneffes, which faid, This Man the Duft of the Earth shall awake, Stephen) ceafeth not to speak blaf- fome to everlasting Life, and some phemous Words against Mofes and a to Shame and everlasting contempt. gainst God. Acts 25. 8. -Nei- Joh. 5.-28, 29. The Hour is ther against the Law of the Jews, jo coming, in the which all that are neither againft the Temple, nor yet in the Graves shall bear his voice, and against Cesar, have I offended any skall come forib, they that have thing at all. † Acts 28. 17, dorie good, to the Refurretion of Though I have committed nothing Life ; and they thachiave donc evil, against the People or Customs of our , sunto the Refurréition of Damaation. Fathers, yet was I delivered Pri, + 2 Tim. 1. 3. : Heb. 13. foner from Jerufalem into the 18. See on Acts 23. I. Hands of the Romans.

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I thank God, to be at Jerufalem at the Day of whom I serve from my Forefather's Pentecost. with pure Conscience. See on of Rom. 1'5.23. Gal. a. 10. Mat. 22. 32.

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tude, nor with tunult. 19. Who ought to have been before thee, and object, .if they had ought against me. Orrelse, let these fame bere say, if they have found any doing in me, while I stood before the council, 21. Ex

it be for this one voice, that I cried ftanding among 2, Touching the resurrection of the dead, I am called uestion by you this day. 22. And when Felix heard e things, having more perfe& knowledge of that way, he rred them, and said, When Lyfias the chief captain

thall e down, I will know the uttermost of your matter. 23. 1 he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him e liberty, and that he should forbid none of his acquaince to minister or come unto him. 24. And after certain is, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a vefs, he fent for Paul, and heard him concerning the th in Chrift, 25. And as he reasoned of righteousness, mperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and an

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purifying himself with them, en. berty to go unto his Friends to re. tred into the Temple, to signifie, the freth himself. † Acts 28. 16. decomplishment of the Days of Puri. Paul was suffered to dwell by him. fication, uncil chat an offering should self, with a soldier that kept him. be offered for every one of them. $. Job 15:_34. Fire shall con: And when the seven Days were al.

sume the Tabernacles of Bribery. most ended, the Jews which were Pfal. 26. 10. -Their right Hand of Asia, when they saw him in the is full of Bribes. į Tim. 6. 10. Temple, ftirred up all the People, The Love of Money is the root of and laid Hands on him

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three days he ascended from Cesárea to Jerusalem. 2. Then the high priest, and the chief of the Jews iiifornia ed him againt Paul, and besought him, 3. And defired favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying walt in the way to kill him. 4. But Feftus answered, that Paul should be kept at Cefarea, and that he himself would depart shortly thither

. 5. Let them therefore, faid he, which among you are able; go down with me, and accuse this man, if there be any wickedness in him. 6. And when he had tarried among them (1) more than ten days, he went down unto Cesarea; and the next day sitting in the judg. ment-leat, commanded Paul to be brought. 7. And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem, stood round about, and laid maliy and grievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove; 8. While he answered for himself, *Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Cesar, have I of fended any thing at all.9. But Feftus willing to do the Jews

pleasure, answered Paul; and Tàid, Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be judged of thefe things before me? 10. Then said Paul, i stand at Cesars judgment-seat, where I ought to be judged to the Jews have I done no wrong; as thou very well knowest. 1. For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these acčule me, 'nò mai may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Cefar... 12. Then Feftus when he had conferred with the council, answered, Haft thou appealed unto Cesar? unto Cefår Thalt thou go 13. And after certain days, king Agrippa nud Bernice came unto Celarea to falute Feftus. 14. And when they had been there many days, Feftus declared Pauls cause unto the king, saying, There is a certain man o left in bonds by Felix : 15. About whom when I was at Jerusalem,

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