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and being exceedingly mad 4. My manner of life from against them I persecuted my youth, which was at the them even unto strange cifirit among mine own nation ties. . at Jerusalem, know all the | 12,Whereupon as I Jews;

went to Damascus with au5 Which knew me from thority and commission from the beginning (if they would the chief priests, testify) that after the most 13 At mid-day, O king, I straiteft fect of our religion I saw in the way a light from lived a Pharisee.

heaven, above the brightness 6 And now I stand and of the sun, shining round aam judged for the hope of the bout me and them which promise made of God unto journeyed with me. . our fathers :

14 And when we were 7 Unto which promise our all fallen to the earth, I heard twelve tribes, instantly serv- a voice speaking unto me, ing God day and night, hope and saying in the Hebrew to come. For which hope's tongue, Saul, Saul, why perfake, king Agripra, I am ac-secutest thou me? it is hard cused of the Jews.

for thee to kick against the 8 Why should it be pricks. thought a thing incredible 15 And I said, Who art with you that God should thou, Lord? And he said, I raise the dead ?

am Jesus whom thou perse9 I verily thought with cutest. myself, that I ought to do mar 16 But rise, and stand ny things contrary to' the upon thy feet; for I have name of Jesus of Nazareth. appeared unto thee for this

10 Which thing I also did purpose, to make thee a miin Jerusalem: and many of nister and a witness both of the faints did I shut up in these things which thou hast prifon, having received au- seen, and of those things in thority from the chief priests; the which I will appear unand when they were put to to thee. death, I gave my voice a- 17 Delivering thee from gainst them.

the people, and from the 11 And I punished them Gentiles, unto whom now I oft in every synagogue, and send thee, compelled them to blaspheme: 18 To open their eyes,

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tified by faith that is in me. truth and soberness.

19 Whereupon, O king 26 For the king knoweth Agrippa, I was not disobe- of these things, before whom dient unto the heavenly vi- also I speak freely. For I Tion:

am persuaded that none of · 20 But shewed first unto these things are hidden from them of Damascus, and at him : for this thing was not Jerusalem, and throughout done in a corner. . all the coasts of Judea; and 27 King Agrippa, believthen to the Gentiles, that eft thou the prophets? I they should repent and turn know that thou believest. to God, and do works meet 28 Then Agrippa faid for repentance. . | unito Paul, Almost thou per· 21 For these causes the suadest me to be a Christian. . Jews caught me in the tem- 29 And Paul said, I would ple, and went about toki 11 to God that not only thou, me.

| but also all that hear me this 22 Having therefore ob- day, were both almost, and tained help of God, I conti- altogether such as I am, exnue unto this day, witnef- cept these bonds. fing both to small and great, 1 30° And when he had thus faying none other things spoken, the king rose up, and than those which the pro- the governor, and Bernice, phets and Mofes did say and they that sat with them: should come:

31 And when they were 23 That Christ should gone aside, they talked befuffer, and that he should be tween themselves, saying, the first that should rise from This man doeth nothing the dead, and should shew worthy of death, or of bonds. light unto the people, and to 32 Then said Agrippa. the Gentiles.

unto Festus, This man - 24 9 And as he thus might have been set at liberspake for himself, Festus said ty, if he had not appealed with a loud voice, Paul, thou unto Cefar.

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came unto a place which is CHAP. XXVII.

called The fair havens ; nigh A ND when it was de- whereunto was the city of

termined that we Lasea. . Tould fail into Italy, they 9 Now when much time delivered Paul and certain.o-was spent, and when failing ther prisoners unto one named was now dangerous, because Julius, a centurion of Auguf- the fast was now already past, tus' band. :: Paul admonished them,

2 And entering into a 10 q And said unto them, ship of Adramyttium, we Sirs, I perceive that this voyó launched, meaning to sail by age will be with hurt and the coasts of Asia, one Aril- much damage, not only of tarchus a Macedonian of the lading and ship but also Thessalonica, being with us. of our lives. : . . .

3. And the next day we II Nevertheless the centouched at Sidon. And Ju-rion believed the master and lius courteously entreated the owner of the ship, more Paul, and gave him liberty to than those things which were go unto his friends to refresh spoken by Paul. himself. .. . 12 And because the haven

4. And when we had was not commodious to winlaunched from thence, we ter in, the more part advised sailed under Cyprus, because to depart thence also, if by the winds were contrary. any means they might attain

5 And when we had failed to Phenice, and there to winover the sea of Cilicia and ter; which is an haven of Pamphylia, we came to Crete, and lieth toward the Myra, a city of Lycia. south west and north west.

6 And there the centurion 13 And when the south found a ship of Alexandria wind blew softly, supposing failing into Italy; and he put that they had obtained their us therein.

purpose, loosing thence, they 7. And when we had failed failed close by Crete. Nowly many days, and scarce 14 q But not long after were come over against Cni. there arose against it a temdus, the wind not sufferin pestuous wind, called Euro- . us, we failed under Crete. clydon. over against Salmone; ' 15 And when the ship was

8. And hardly passing it, caught, and could not bear

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up into the wind, we let her 24 Saying, Fear . not; drive. .

Paul ; thou must be brought 16 And running under a before Cesar: and, lo, God certain island which is called hath given thee all them Clauda, we had much work that fail with thee. i.is to come by the boat: Lot 25: Wherefore, firs, be of

17 Which when they had good cheer: for I believe taken up, they used helps, God that it shall be even as undergirding the ship; and it was told me. . . fearing left they should fall : 26 How eitwe must be into the quicksands, strake caft upon a certain island. fail, and so were driven. 27 But when the four

18 And we being exceed-teenth night was come, as ingly tossed with a tempest, we were driven up and the next day, they lightened down in Adria, about mid. the ship;

night the shipmen deemed · 19. And the 'third day we that they drew near to some cast out with our own hands country'; , the tackling of the fhip, 28 And founded, and

20 And when neither sun found it, twenty fathoms : nor stars in many days ap- and when they had gone a peared, and no small tempest little further, they founded Jay on us, all hope that we again, and found it fifteen fhould be saved was then fathoms. taken away.

| 29 Then fearing left they 21 But after long absti- should have fallen upon nence, Paul stood forth in the rocks, they cast four anchors midst of them, and said, Sirs, out of the stern, and wished ye thould have hearkened for the day. unto me, and not have loosed 30 And as the shipmen from Crete, and to have were about to flee out of the gained this harm and lots. fhip, when they had let down

22 And now I exhort you the boat into the sea, under to be of good cheer; for there colour as though they would shall be no loss of any man's have cast anchors out of the life among you, but of the foreship, thip.

31 Paul said to the centu23 For there stood by me rion and to the soldiers, this night the angel of God, Except these abide in the whose I am, and whom I serve, ship, ye cannot be saved.

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32 Then the soldiers cut / which they were minded, if off the ropes of the boat, and it were possible, to thrust in let her fall off.

the ship. 33 And when the day was: 40 And when they had coming on, Paul besought taken up the anchors, they them all to take meat, faying, committed themselves unto This day is the fourteenth the sea, and loosed the rud. day that ye have tarried, and der-bands, and hoised up the continued fasting, having mainfail to the wind, and taken nothing.

made toward shore. 34 Wherefore I pray you 41 9 And falling into a to take some 'meat: for this place where two seas met, is for your health : for there they ran the ship aground: shall not an hair fall from the and the fore part stuck fast head of any of you.

and remained unmoveable, 35 And when he had thus but the hinder part was spoken, he took bread, and broken with the violence of gave thanks to God in pre- the waves. sence of them all ; and when 42 And the soldiers' counhe had broken it, he began cil was to kill the prisoners, to eat.

left any of them should swim 36 Then were they all of out and escape. good cheer, and they also 1 43 But the centurion, took fome meat. :

willing to save Paul, kept 37 And we were in all in them from their purpose, and the ship two hundred three-commanded that they which score and sixteen souls. could swim, fhould caft

38 And when they had themselves first into the sea, eaten enough, they lightened and get to land: ' the ship, and cast out the 44 And the rest, some on wheat into the sea. | boards, and some on broken

39 And when it was day, I pieces of the ship. And so it they knew not the land; but came to pass, that they efthey discovered a certain caped all safe to land. creek with a fhore, into the

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