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Italy, they delivered Paul, and certain o ther Prisoners, untou'on le panied - Julius, a centurion of A Auguftus band. 2. And entring into a fhip of Adramy

. C trium, we lanched, meaning to fail by the coasts of Á fa, one o Aristarchus a Macedonial, of Theffalonica, bes ing with us.'' 3. And the next day we touched at Sidors And Julius“: « courteously entreated Paul, and gave bron liberty to go-uito his friends to refresh himfelf. 4 And when we had lanched from thence, we failed under Cypris, because the winds were contrary. 5. And when we had failed over the fea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, & city of Lycia. 6. And there the centofion found a ship of Alexandria failing into Italy, and he plit us therein.' And when $ we had failed flowly maly days, and scarce were come over agaiuit Cridus, the wind not suffering us, we failed under * Crete [Or

, Candy), overágainst Salmone : 8. And hardly paffing it, Éame-uito a place which is called the fair havens, nigh whereunto was the city of Lafea. 9. Now when much time was spent, and when failing was now dangerous, because the (1) fast was now already past, Paul admonish

10. And said unto them, Sirs, ! perceive that damage, not only of the lading and thip, but also of our lives. 11. Nevertheless, the centurion believed the ma

iter and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul. 12. And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the inore part advised to depart thence alfo, it by any neans they might atrain to Pherice, and there to winter's which is an havel of Crete, and lieth toward the Touth-west and northweft. 13. And when the south-wind blew softly, suppofing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing thence

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ÇOr, be'at] against it à tempestuous wind, called ydon. 15. And when the ship was caught, and not bear up into the wind, we let her drive: 16. unuing under a certain Iñard, which is called , we had much work to come by the boat: 17. i when they had taken up, they used helps, unting the ship, and fearing left they should fall in.

quickfånds, ftruck fail, and so were driven. 18, we being exceedingly toiled with a tempeft, the ay they lightned the thip; 19. And the third day caft out with our own hands the tackling of the

20. And when neither fun nor stars in many days red, and no small tempeft lay on us, all hope that we Sirs, ye should have hearkned unto me, and not loofed from Cretę, and to have gained this harm loss. 22. And now I exhort you to be of good

for there shall be no loss of any mans life among but of the ship: 23. For there stood by me this

the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve. Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought be

Cesar : and lo, God hath * given thee all them that vith thee. 25. Wherefore, lirs, be of good cheer: believe God, that it shall be even as it was told

' But when the fourteenth night was come, as we Jonah 1. 5. The Mariners Seph's sake. rth the Wares that were in Luk. 1.45. Blessed is the chaç Ship into the Sea, to lighten it believed: for there fhall be a Per

formance of those things which Rom. 1.9. God is my witness, 5 were told her from the Lord. m 1 ferue. with my Spirit in Rom. 4. 20. Heftaggered not at the Gospel of his Son. 7. 2 Tim. Promise of God through unbelicf;

I thank God, whom I serve but was ftrong in Faich, giving my forefathers with a pure Glory to God Joh. 4. 50. The

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fifty Righteous within the Cią Tim. 1. 12. I know whoin | then I will spare all the Place have believed, and I am perswaded their fakes, Gen. 30. 27. I that he is able to keep that which e found by Experience, that 15 I have committed to him-against

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' twenty, fathoms, and when they had gone a little further, they founded a. gain, and found it fifteen fathoms. 29. Then fearing left they should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four archors out of the stern, and wished for the day. 30

. And as the hipmen were about to fee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the forelhip, 31. Paul faid unto the Centurion, and to the Toldiers, Except thefe" abide în the" Thip, ye carmot be faved. 32. Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.

33: And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, faying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried, and continued (1) fafting, having taken nothing. 34 Wherefore I pray you to take some meat; for this is for your health : for there shall not an' i hair fall from the head of any of you. 35: And when he had thus 1poken, he took Bread, and gave thanks to God in the presence of them all, and when he had broken it, he began to cat. 36. Then were they all of good chéer, and they allo: took Joome meat, 37. And we were in all in the thip, two hundred threescore and fixteen souls

. 38. And when they had eaten enough, they lightned the ship, and cast out the wheat into the lea. :39. And when it was day, they knew not the land : but they discovered a certain Creck with a fhore, into the which they were minded, if it were possible, to thrust in the ship. 40. And when they had *taken up the anchors, they com

mitted it i Kings 1. 52. See on Mat, * 4 Sam. 9.13. Joh. 6. 11.

+ Tim 4.4 Sce on Mat. 14. 19. (1) The Senfe of this place seems to be, that during this time they were obliged to great abfinence, not that, friefly speaking, they had caten nothing at all, for we cannot fuppose this, without suppoling them to have been miraculously fupported, which does not appear. They had been so busily employed to save themselves from being caft away, that they had not time for their ordinary Meals, but took a little now and #then, as they could have it. And Men that use mich Abftinence, are fand srot to eat and drink. Thus John Baptist, Mat. 11.'18. is said to come neither rating nor drinking; not chač he did not leat at all, but that he did not live as other Men do, but pra&tifēdstruch Fasting and AbItinence.

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the fea], and looled the rudder-bands, and hoised main-fail to the wind, and made toward the shore. d falling into a place where tivo leas met, they'ran > aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remainioveable, but the hinder part was broken with the viof the waves., 42. And the soldiers counsel was to

prisoners, left any of them should swim out, and e43. But the centurion willing to m lave Paul, kept rom their purpose, and commanded that they which wim, should cast themselves first into the sea, and get 1. 44. And the rest, fome on boards, and some ou pieces of the thip: And so it came to pass, that (caped all safe to land.

C: H A P. XXVIII. VD when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita. 2. And the barbaeople fhewed us no little kindness: for they kindled and received us every one, because of the present rain, cause of the cold. 3. And when Paul had gathered a

of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper the heat, and fastned on his hand. 4. And when the ians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they nong themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance sufnot to live. š. And he shook off the beast into the fire, It no harm. 6. How beit they looked when he should wollen, or fallen down dead luddenly : but after they, oked a great while, and faw no harm come to him, changed their minds, and.- faid that he was a god. 7. e fame quarters were poffeflions of the chief man of land, whose name was Publius, who received us, and

lodged Cor'11:25: Thrice I fuf- these Galileans were finners above Sipwrack.

all the Galileans, because they fuf éts 23. 10:-The chief cap fered such things? I tell you nay: earing left Paul should have + Mar. 16.18. See on Luk. 10.19, ulled. in pieces of them, como s ct Als 14. 11. When the Peoed the Soldiers to go down, ple saw what Paul had done, they take him by force from a- : lift up their Voices, saying in th: them, and to bring him in- Speech of Lycaonia, the Gods are Castle.

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lodged us three days courteoufly. 8. And it came to pass that the father of Publius lay fick of a fever, and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entred in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him. 9. So when this was done, others also which had diseases in the illand, came and werë healed : 10. Who also honoured us with many honours and when we departed, they laded us with such things as

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stor and Pollux. 12. And landing at Syracuse, we tarried there three days. 13. And from thence 1 we fet a compals, and came to Rhegium: and after one t day the fouth-wind blew, and we came the next day t to Puteoli: 14. Where we found brethren, and were desired to tarry with them feven days! And so we went toward Rome. 15. And from thence when the brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as App#forum, and the three Taverns whom when Paul law, ? he 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 himself, with a soldier that kept him.' 17. And it came to pass, 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

d. King. 17.21. (Elijah) tretch- foever thou mightest be profited ed himself upon the Child three by me, And honour not his Father times, and cried unto the Lord, and or his Mother, he thall be free. said, O Lord my God, I pray thee, :,Tim. 5:19. Let the Elders Jet this Childs Soul come into him s that rule well be counted worthy again. Jam.5.13,14,15. Is any a of double Honour, especially they mong you affli&ted ? let him pray. who labour' in the Word and Is any merry ? let him fing Psalms. Doctrine. Is any fick among you ? let him 5 Heb. 13. 3. . Remember them call for the Elders of the Church 10 that are in Bonds, as bound with ảnd let them pray over him, anointa them; and them that suffer Ading him

with oil in the Name of versity, as being your felves allo the Lord : and the Prayer of Faith in the Body. thall fave the Sick, and the Lord 1 Cor. 12. 21. The Eye can. Thall raise him up.

not say to the Hand, I have no meid • See the Nore on A&ts 6.6.

of thee : nor again the Head co Aat. 15. 5,6. But ye say, the Feet, I have no need of you Whosoever fhall say to his Father See on A&s 24. 23. cr his mother, It is a Gift by what.

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