The Acts of the Apostles

1:1The former treatise have Imade, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 1:2Until the day in which he wastaken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments untothe apostles whom he had chosen: 1:3To whom also he shewed himselfalive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of themforty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: 1:4And, being assembledtogether with them, commanded them that they should not depart fromJerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard ofme. 1:5For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptizedwith the Holy Ghost not many days hence. 1:6When they therefore were cometogether, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restoreagain the kingdom to Israel? 1:7And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which theFather hath put in his own power. 1:8But ye shallreceive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall bewitnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria,and unto the uttermost part of the earth. 1:9And when he had spoken thesethings, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him outof their sight. 1:10And whilethey looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stoodby them in white apparel; 1:11Which also said, Ye men ofGalilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which istaken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye haveseen him go into heaven. 1:12Then returned they unto Jerusalemfrom the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’sjourney. 1:13And when theywere come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, andJames, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew,James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas thebrother of James. 1:14These all continued with oneaccord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother ofJesus, and with his brethren.

1:15And in those daysPeter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number ofnames together were about an hundred and twenty,) 1:16Men and brethren, thisscripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by themouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them thattook Jesus. 1:17For he wasnumbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry. 1:18Now this man purchased a fieldwith the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in themidst, and all his bowels gushed out. 1:19And it was known unto all thedwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their propertongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood. 1:20For it is written in the book ofPsalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: andhis bishoprick let another take. 1:21Wherefore of these men which havecompanied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out amongus, 1:22Beginning from thebaptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must onebe ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection. 1:23And they appointed two, Josephcalled Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. 1:24And they prayed, and said, Thou,Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of thesetwo thou hast chosen, 1:25That he may take part of thisministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that hemight go to his own place. 1:26And they gave forth their lots;and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the elevenapostles.

2:1And when the day ofPentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2:2And suddenly there came asound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the housewhere they were sitting. 2:3And there appeared unto themcloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 2:4And they were all filled with theHoly Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave themutterance. 2:5And there weredwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. 2:6Now when this was noisedabroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because thatevery man heard them speak in his own language. 2:7And they were all amazed andmarvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speakGalilaeans? 2:8And how hearwe every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born? 2:9Parthians, and Medes, andElamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia,in Pontus, and Asia, 2:10Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt,and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews andproselytes, 2:11Cretes andArabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God. 2:12And they were all amazed,and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? 2:13Others mocking said, These menare full of new wine.

2:14But Peter, standing upwith the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men ofJudaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you,and hearken to my words: 2:15For these are not drunken, as yesuppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. 2:16But this is that which was spokenby the prophet Joel; 2:17Andit shall come to pass in the last days, saith God,I will pour out of mySpirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 2:18And on my servants and onmy handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shallprophesy: 2:19And I will shewwonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire,and vapour of smoke: 2:20Thesun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before thatgreat and notable day of the Lord come: 2:21And it shall come to pass,that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. 2:22Ye men of Israel, hearthese words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you bymiracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you,as ye yourselves also know: 2:23Him, being delivered by thedeterminate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wickedhands have crucified and slain: 2:24Whom God hath raised up, havingloosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should beholden of it. 2:25For Davidspeaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for heis on my right hand, that I should not be moved: 2:26Therefore did my heart rejoice,and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: 2:27Because thou wilt not leave mysoul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. 2:28Thou hast made known tome the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance. 2:29Men and brethren,let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both deadand buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. 2:30Therefore being a prophet, andknowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of hisloins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on histhrone; 2:31He seeing thisbefore spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left inhell, neither his flesh did see corruption. 2:32This Jesus hath God raised up,whereof we all are witnesses. 2:33Therefore being by the right handof God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the HolyGhost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. 2:34For David is not ascended intothe heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou onmy right hand, 2:35Until Imake thy foes thy footstool. 2:36Therefore let all the house ofIsrael know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye havecrucified, both Lord and Christ.

2:37Now when they heardthis, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and tothe rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 2:38Then Peter said untothem, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christfor the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the HolyGhost. 2:39For the promise isunto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, evenas many as the Lord our God shall call. 2:40And with many other words did hetestify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

2:41Then they that gladlyreceived his word were baptized: and the same day there were added untothem about three thousand souls. 2:42And they continued stedfastly inthe apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and inprayers. 2:43And fear cameupon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. 2:44And all that believedwere together, and had all things common; 2:45And sold their possessions andgoods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. 2:46And they, continuing daily withone accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eattheir meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 2:47Praising God, and having favourwith all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as shouldbe saved.

3:1Now Peter and John wentup together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninthhour. 3:2And a certainman lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at thegate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them thatentered into the temple; 3:3Who seeing Peter and John about togo into the temple asked an alms. 3:4And Peter, fastening his eyes uponhim with John, said, Look on us. 3:5And he gave heed unto them,expecting to receive something of them. 3:6Then Peter said, Silver and goldhave I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christof Nazareth rise up and walk. 3:7And he took him by the right hand,and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ancle bonesreceived strength. 3:8And heleaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple,walking, and leaping, and praising God. 3:9And all the people saw him walkingand praising God: 3:10Andthey knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of thetemple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which hadhappened unto him. 3:11And asthe lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people rantogether unto them in the porch that is called Solomon’s, greatlywondering.

3:12And when Peter sawit, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye atthis? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power orholiness we had made this man to walk? 3:13The God of Abraham, and of Isaac,and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whomye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he wasdetermined to let him go. 3:14But ye denied the Holy One andthe Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; 3:15And killed the Prince of life,whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses. 3:16And his name through faith in hisname hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith whichis by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of youall. 3:17And now, brethren, Iwot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also yourrulers. 3:18But those things,which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christshould suffer, he hath so fulfilled.

3:19Repent ye therefore,and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times ofrefreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; 3:20And he shall send Jesus Christ,which before was preached unto you: 3:21Whom the heaven must receiveuntil the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by themouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. 3:22For Moses truly said unto thefathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of yourbrethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever heshall say unto you. 3:23Andit shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear thatprophet, shall be destroyed from among the people. 3:24Yea, and all the prophets fromSamuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewiseforetold of these days. 3:25Ye are the children of theprophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying untoAbraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed. 3:26Unto you first God,having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning awayevery one of you from his iniquities.

4:1And as they spake untothe people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees,came upon them, 4:2Beinggrieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus theresurrection from the dead. 4:3And they laid hands on them, andput them in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide. 4:4Howbeit many of them whichheard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.

4:5And it came to pass onthe morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes, 4:6And Annas the high priest, andCaiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred ofthe high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem. 4:7And when they had set them in themidst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this? 4:8Then Peter, filled withthe Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders ofIsrael, 4:9If we this day beexamined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he ismade whole; 4:10Be it knownunto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of JesusChrist of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead,even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. 4:11This is the stone which was setat nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. 4:12Neither is there salvation in anyother: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, wherebywe must be saved.

4:13Now when they saw theboldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned andignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that theyhad been with Jesus. 4:14Andbeholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could saynothing against it. 4:15Butwhen they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, theyconferred among themselves, 4:16Saying, What shall we do to thesemen? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them ismanifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it. 4:17But that it spread nofurther among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speakhenceforth to no man in this name. 4:18And they called them, andcommanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. 4:19But Peter and John answered andsaid unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken untoyou more than unto God, judge ye. 4:20For we cannot but speak thethings which we have seen and heard. 4:21So when they had furtherthreatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punishthem, because of the people: for all men glorified God for thatwhich was done. 4:22For theman was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was shewed.

4:23And being let go, theywent to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests andelders had said unto them. 4:24And when they heard that, theylifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thouart God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and allthat in them is: 4:25Who bythe mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, andthe people imagine vain things? 4:26The kings of the earth stood up,and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against hisChrist. 4:27For of a truthagainst thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, andPontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gatheredtogether, 4:28For to dowhatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done. 4:29And now, Lord, behold theirthreatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they mayspeak thy word, 4:30Bystretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may bedone by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

4:31And when they hadprayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and theywere all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God withboldness. 4:32And themultitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neithersaid any of them that ought of the things which he possessed washis own; but they had all things common. 4:33And with great power gave theapostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great gracewas upon them all. 4:34Neither was there any among themthat lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them,and brought the prices of the things that were sold, 4:35And laid them down at theapostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as hehad need. 4:36And Joses, whoby the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, Theson of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus, 4:37Having land, soldit, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’feet.

5:1But a certain man namedAnanias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 5:2And kept back part of theprice, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part,and laid it at the apostles’ feet. 5:3But Peter said, Ananias, why hathSatan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep backpart of the price of the land? 5:4Whiles it remained, was it notthine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hastthou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, butunto God. 5:5And Ananiashearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear cameon all them that heard these things. 5:6And the young men arose, wound himup, and carried him out, and buried him. 5:7And it was about the space ofthree hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. 5:8And Peter answered untoher, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, forso much. 5:9Then Peter saidunto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit ofthe Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husbandare at the door, and shall carry thee out. 5:10Then fell she down straightway athis feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and foundher dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by herhusband. 5:11And great fearcame upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.

5:12And by the hands ofthe apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (andthey were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch. 5:13And of the rest durst no man joinhimself to them: but the people magnified them. 5:14And believers were the more addedto the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.) 5:15Insomuch that they brought forththe sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, thatat the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. 5:16There came also amultitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringingsick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they werehealed every one.

5:17Then the high priestrose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of theSadducees,) and were filled with indignation, 5:18And laid their hands on theapostles, and put them in the common prison. 5:19But the angel of the Lord bynight opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, 5:20Go, stand and speak in the templeto the people all the words of this life. 5:21And when they heard that,they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But thehigh priest came, and they that were with him, and called the counciltogether, and all the senate of the children of Israel and sent to theprison to have them brought. 5:22But when the officers came, andfound them not in the prison, they returned, and told, 5:23Saying, The prison truly found weshut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors:but when we had opened, we found no man within. 5:24Now when the high priest and thecaptain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, theydoubted of them whereunto this would grow. 5:25Then came one and told them,saying, Behold, the men whom ye put in prison are standing in the temple,and teaching the people. 5:26Then went the captain with theofficers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people,lest they should have been stoned. 5:27And when they had brought them,they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them, 5:28Saying, Did not westraitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold,ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring thisman’s blood upon us.

5:29Then Peter and theother apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather thanmen. 5:30The God of ourfathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. 5:31Him hath God exalted with hisright hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance toIsrael, and forgiveness of sins. 5:32And we are his witnesses of thesethings; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to themthat obey him.

5:33When they heardthat, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slaythem. 5:34Then stood there upone in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, hadin reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the apostlesforth a little space; 5:35Andsaid unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye intendto do as touching these men. 5:36For before these days rose upTheudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, aboutfour hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyedhim, were scattered, and brought to nought. 5:37After this man rose up Judas ofGalilee in the days of the taxing, and drew away much people after him: healso perished; and all, even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed. 5:38And now I say unto you,Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or thiswork be of men, it will come to nought: 5:39But if it be of God, ye cannotoverthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God. 5:40And to him they agreed: and whenthey had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded thatthey should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.

5:41And they departed fromthe presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy tosuffer shame for his name. 5:42And daily in the temple, and inevery house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.

6:1And in those days, whenthe number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of theGrecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in thedaily ministration. 6:2Thenthe twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, andsaid, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and servetables. 6:3Wherefore,brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of theHoly Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. 6:4But we will give ourselvescontinually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

6:5And the saying pleasedthe whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and ofthe Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, andParmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch: 6:6Whom they set before the apostles:and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them. 6:7And the word of God increased; andthe number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a greatcompany of the priests were obedient to the faith. 6:8And Stephen, full of faith andpower, did great wonders and miracles among the people.

6:9Then there arosecertain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of theLibertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and ofAsia, disputing with Stephen. 6:10And they were not able to resistthe wisdom and the spirit by which he spake. 6:11Then they suborned men, whichsaid, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, andagainst God. 6:12Andthey stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came uponhim, and caught him, and brought him to the council, 6:13And set up false witnesses, whichsaid, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holyplace, and the law: 6:14Forwe have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy thisplace, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us. 6:15And all that sat in the council,looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of anangel.

7:1Then said the highpriest, Are these things so? 7:2And he said, Men, brethren, andfathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, whenhe was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran, 7:3And said unto him, Get thee out ofthy country, and from thy kindred, and come into the land which I shallshew thee. 7:4Then came heout of the land of the Chaldaeans, and dwelt in Charran: and from thence,when his father was dead, he removed him into this land, wherein ye nowdwell. 7:5And he gave himnone inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on: yethe promised that he would give it to him for a possession, and to his seedafter him, when as yet he had no child. 7:6And God spake on this wise, Thathis seed should sojourn in a strange land; and that they should bring theminto bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years. 7:7And the nation to whom they shallbe in bondage will I judge, said God: and after that shall they comeforth, and serve me in this place. 7:8And he gave him the covenant ofcircumcision: and so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him theeighth day; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat thetwelve patriarchs. 7:9And thepatriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him, 7:10And delivered him out ofall his afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight ofPharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all hishouse. 7:11Now there came adearth over all the land of Egypt and Chanaan, and great affliction: andour fathers found no sustenance. 7:12But when Jacob heard that therewas corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first. 7:13And at the second timeJoseph was made known to his brethren; and Joseph’s kindred was madeknown unto Pharaoh. 7:14Thensent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to him, and all hiskindred, threescore and fifteen souls. 7:15So Jacob went down into Egypt,and died, he, and our fathers, 7:16And were carried over intoSychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of moneyof the sons of Emmor the father of Sychem. 7:17But when the time of the promisedrew nigh, which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multipliedin Egypt, 7:18Till anotherking arose, which knew not Joseph. 7:19The same dealt subtilly with ourkindred, and evil entreated our fathers, so that they cast out their youngchildren, to the end they might not live. 7:20In which time Moses was born, andwas exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father’s house three months: 7:21And when he was cast out,Pharaoh’s daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son. 7:22And Moses was learned inall the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds. 7:23And when he was fullforty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the childrenof Israel. 7:24And seeing oneof them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him thatwas oppressed, and smote the Egyptian: 7:25For he supposed his brethrenwould have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: butthey understood not. 7:26Andthe next day he shewed himself unto them as they strove, and would haveset them at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren; why do ye wrong oneto another? 7:27But he thatdid his neighbour wrong thrust him away, saying, Who made thee a ruler anda judge over us? 7:28Wiltthou kill me, as thou diddest the Egyptian yesterday? 7:29Then fled Moses at this saying,and was a stranger in the land of Madian, where he begat two sons. 7:30And when forty years wereexpired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina an angel ofthe Lord in a flame of fire in a bush. 7:31When Moses saw it, hewondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voiceof the Lord came unto him, 7:32Saying, I am theGod of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the Godof Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold. 7:33Then said the Lord to him, Putoff thy shoes from thy feet: for the place where thou standest is holyground. 7:34I have seen, Ihave seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heardtheir groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I willsend thee into Egypt. 7:35This Moses whom they refused,saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God send tobe a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared tohim in the bush. 7:36Hebrought them out, after that he had shewed wonders and signs in the landof Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the wilderness forty years.

7:37This is that Moses,which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your Godraise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear. 7:38This is he, that was inthe church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in themount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oraclesto give unto us: 7:39To whomour fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in theirhearts turned back again into Egypt, 7:40Saying unto Aaron, Make us godsto go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of theland of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. 7:41And they made a calf in thosedays, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works oftheir own hands. 7:42Then Godturned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is writtenin the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to meslain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in thewilderness? 7:43Yea, ye tookup the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figureswhich ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon. 7:44Our fathers had thetabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speakingunto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he hadseen. 7:45Which also ourfathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of theGentiles, whom God drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the daysof David; 7:46Who foundfavour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob. 7:47But Solomon built him anhouse. 7:48Howbeit the mostHigh dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet, 7:49Heaven is mythrone, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me?saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? 7:50Hath not my hand made all thesethings?

7:51Ye stiffnecked anduncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: asyour fathers did, so do ye. 7:52Which of the prophets have notyour fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before ofthe coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers andmurderers: 7:53Who havereceived the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.

7:54When they heard thesethings, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him withtheir teeth. 7:55Buthe, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, andsaw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, 7:56And said, Behold, I see theheavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. 7:57Then they cried out witha loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, 7:58And cast him outof the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down theirclothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul. 7:59And they stoned Stephen, callingupon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. 7:60And he kneeled down, and criedwith a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he hadsaid this, he fell asleep.

8:1And Saul was consentingunto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against thechurch which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroadthroughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles. 8:2And devout men carried Stephento his burial, and made great lamentation over him. 8:3As for Saul, he made havock of thechurch, entering into every house, and haling men and women committedthem to prison. 8:4Therefore they that were scatteredabroad went every where preaching the word. 8:5Then Philip went down to the cityof Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. 8:6And the people with one accordgave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing themiracles which he did. 8:7Forunclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that werepossessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that werelame, were healed. 8:8Andthere was great joy in that city. 8:9But there was a certain man,called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, andbewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some greatone: 8:10To whom they allgave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the greatpower of God. 8:11And to himthey had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them withsorceries. 8:12But when theybelieved Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, andthe name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. 8:13Then Simon himself believed also:and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered,beholding the miracles and signs which were done. 8:14Now when the apostles which wereat Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sentunto them Peter and John: 8:15Who, when they were come down,prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: 8:16(For as yet he was fallen uponnone of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) 8:17Then laid theytheir hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. 8:18And when Simon saw that throughlaying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offeredthem money, 8:19Saying, Giveme also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive theHoly Ghost. 8:20But Petersaid unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought thatthe gift of God may be purchased with money. 8:21Thou hast neither part nor lot inthis matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. 8:22Repent therefore of this thywickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may beforgiven thee. 8:23For Iperceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bondof iniquity. 8:24Thenanswered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of thesethings which ye have spoken come upon me. 8:25And they, when they had testifiedand preached the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached thegospel in many villages of the Samaritans. 8:26And the angel of the Lord spakeunto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way thatgoeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. 8:27And he arose and went: and,behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candacequeen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and hadcome to Jerusalem for to worship, 8:28Was returning, and sitting in hischariot read Esaias the prophet. 8:29Then the Spirit said unto Philip,Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. 8:30And Philip ran thither tohim, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandestthou what thou readest? 8:31And he said, How can I, exceptsome man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up andsit with him. 8:32The placeof the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to theslaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not hismouth: 8:33In his humiliationhis judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for hislife is taken from the earth. 8:34And the eunuch answered Philip,and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, orof some other man? 8:35ThenPhilip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preachedunto him Jesus. 8:36And asthey went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and theeunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to bebaptized? 8:37And Philipsaid, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answeredand said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. 8:38And he commanded the chariot tostand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and theeunuch; and he baptized him. 8:39And when they were come up out ofthe water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch sawhim no more: and he went on his way rejoicing. 8:40But Philip was found at Azotus:and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came toCaesarea.

9:1And Saul, yet breathingout threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, wentunto the high priest, 9:2Anddesired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found anyof this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them boundunto Jerusalem. 9:3And as hejourneyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round abouthim a light from heaven: 9:4And he fell to the earth, andheard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutestthou me? 9:5And hesaid, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesuswhom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against thepricks. 9:6And hetrembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And theLord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city,and it shall be told thee what thou must do. 9:7And the men which journeyed withhim stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man. 9:8And Saul arose from the earth; andwhen his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand,and brought him into Damascus. 9:9And he was three days withoutsight, and neither did eat nor drink.

9:10And there was acertain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in avision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I amhere, Lord. 9:11And theLord said unto him, Arise, and go into the streetwhich is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for onecalled Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, 9:12And hath seen ina vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand onhim, that he might receive his sight. 9:13Then Ananias answered, Lord, Ihave heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saintsat Jerusalem: 9:14And here hehath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name. 9:15But the Lord said untohim, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, tobear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: 9:16For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for myname’s sake. 9:17AndAnanias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands onhim said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared untothee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receivethy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. 9:18And immediately there fell fromhis eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, andarose, and was baptized. 9:19And when he had received meat, hewas strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which wereat Damascus. 9:20Andstraightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son ofGod. 9:21But all that heardhim were amazed, and said; Is not this he that destroyed them whichcalled on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that hemight bring them bound unto the chief priests? 9:22But Saul increased the more instrength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving thatthis is very Christ.

9:23And after that manydays were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him: 9:24But their laying await was knownof Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him. 9:25Then the disciples took him bynight, and let him down by the wall in a basket. 9:26And when Saul was come toJerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were allafraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple. 9:27But Barnabas took him, andbrought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seenthe Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he hadpreached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus. 9:28And he was with them coming inand going out at Jerusalem. 9:29And he spake boldly in the nameof the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went aboutto slay him. 9:30Whichwhen the brethren knew, they brought him down to Caesarea, and sent himforth to Tarsus. 9:31Then hadthe churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and wereedified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of theHoly Ghost, were multiplied.

9:32And it came to pass,as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to thesaints which dwelt at Lydda. 9:33And there he found a certain mannamed Aeneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of thepalsy. 9:34And Peter saidunto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed.And he arose immediately. 9:35And all that dwelt at Lydda andSaron saw him, and turned to the Lord. 9:36Now there was at Joppa a certaindisciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: thiswoman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did. 9:37And it came to pass in thosedays, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laidher in an upper chamber. 9:38And forasmuch as Lydda was nighto Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent untohim two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them. 9:39Then Peter arose and wentwith them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: andall the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garmentswhich Dorcas made, while she was with them. 9:40But Peter put them all forth, andkneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said,Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she satup. 9:41And he gave herhis hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints andwidows, presented her alive. 9:42And it was known throughout allJoppa; and many believed in the Lord. 9:43And it came to pass, that hetarried many days in Joppa with one Simon a tanner.

10:1There was a certainman in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called theItalian band, 10:2Adevout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gavemuch alms to the people, and prayed to God alway. 10:3He saw in a vision evidentlyabout the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, andsaying unto him, Cornelius. 10:4And when he looked on him, he wasafraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers andthine alms are come up for a memorial before God. 10:5And now send men to Joppa, andcall for one Simon, whose surname is Peter: 10:6He lodgeth with one Simon atanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thououghtest to do. 10:7And whenthe angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of hishousehold servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on himcontinually; 10:8And when hehad declared all these things unto them, he sent them to Joppa.

10:9On the morrow, as theywent on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon thehousetop to pray about the sixth hour: 10:10And he became very hungry, andwould have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, 10:11And saw heaven opened,and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheetknit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: 10:12Wherein were all manner offourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, andfowls of the air. 10:13Andthere came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. 10:14But Peter said,Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. 10:15And the voicespake unto him again the second time, What God hathcleansed, that call not thou common. 10:16This was done thrice: and thevessel was received up again into heaven. 10:17Now while Peter doubted inhimself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the menwhich were sent from Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon’s house, andstood before the gate, 10:18And called, and asked whetherSimon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there.

10:19While Peter thoughton the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee. 10:20Arise therefore, and getthee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them. 10:21Then Peter went down tothe men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am hewhom ye seek: what is the cause wherefore ye are come? 10:22And they said, Cornelius thecenturion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report amongall the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to sendfor thee into his house, and to hear words of thee. 10:23Then called he them in, andlodged them. And on the morrow Peter went away with them, andcertain brethren from Joppa accompanied him. 10:24And the morrow after theyentered into Caesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and had calledtogether his kinsmen and near friends. 10:25And as Peter was coming in,Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him. 10:26But Peter took himup, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man. 10:27And as he talked with him, hewent in, and found many that were come together. 10:28And he said unto them, Ye knowhow that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company,or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I shouldnot call any man common or unclean. 10:29Therefore came I unto youwithout gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for whatintent ye have sent for me? 10:30And Cornelius said, Four daysago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in myhouse, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing, 10:31And said, Cornelius, thy prayeris heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God. 10:32Send therefore to Joppa,and call hither Simon, whose surname is Peter; he is lodged in the houseof one Simon a tanner by the sea side: who, when he cometh, shallspeak unto thee. 10:33Immediately therefore I sent tothee; and thou hast well done that thou art come. Now therefore are we allhere present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God.

10:34Then Peter openedhis mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecterof persons: 10:35But in everynation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted withhim. 10:36The word whichGod sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by JesusChrist: (he is Lord of all:) 10:37That word, I say, yeknow, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee,after the baptism which John preached; 10:38How God anointed Jesus ofNazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good,and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. 10:39And we are witnesses ofall things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem;whom they slew and hanged on a tree: 10:40Him God raised up the third day,and shewed him openly; 10:41Not to all the people, but untowitnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drinkwith him after he rose from the dead. 10:42And he commanded us to preachunto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of Godto be the Judge of quick and dead. 10:43To him give all the prophetswitness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receiveremission of sins.

10:44While Peter yet spakethese words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. 10:45And they of the circumcisionwhich believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because thaton the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. 10:46For they heard them speak withtongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, 10:47Can any man forbid water, thatthese should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as wellas we? 10:48And he commandedthem to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarrycertain days.

11:1And the apostles andbrethren that were in Judaea heard that the Gentiles had also received theword of God. 11:2And whenPeter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcisioncontended with him, 11:3Saying, Thou wentest in to menuncircumcised, and didst eat with them. 11:4But Peter rehearsed thematter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them,saying, 11:5I was in the cityof Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a vision, A certain vesseldescend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from heaven by fourcorners; and it came even to me: 11:6Upon the which when I hadfastened mine eyes, I considered, and saw fourfooted beasts of the earth,and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. 11:7And I heard a voice saying untome, Arise, Peter; slay and eat. 11:8But I said, Not so, Lord: fornothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth. 11:9But the voice answered me againfrom heaven, What God hath cleansed, that call notthou common. 11:10Andthis was done three times: and all were drawn up again into heaven. 11:11And, behold, immediatelythere were three men already come unto the house where I was, sent fromCaesarea unto me. 11:12Andthe spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting. Moreover these sixbrethren accompanied me, and we entered into the man’s house: 11:13And he shewed us how he had seenan angel in his house, which stood and said unto him, Send men to Joppa,and call for Simon, whose surname is Peter; 11:14Who shall tell thee words,whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved. 11:15And as I began to speak, theHoly Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning. 11:16Then remembered I the word ofthe Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized withwater; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost. 11:17Forasmuch then as God gave themthe like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord JesusChrist; what was I, that I could withstand God? 11:18When they heard these things,they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also tothe Gentiles granted repentance unto life.

11:19Now they which werescattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen travelledas far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none butunto the Jews only. 11:20Andsome of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come toAntioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus. 11:21And the hand of the Lord waswith them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.

11:22Then tidings of thesethings came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and theysent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch. 11:23Who, when he came, and had seenthe grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose ofheart they would cleave unto the Lord. 11:24For he was a good man, and fullof the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord. 11:25Then departed Barnabasto Tarsus, for to seek Saul: 11:26And when he had found him, hebrought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year theyassembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And thedisciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

11:27And in these dayscame prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch. 11:28And there stood up one of themnamed Agabus, and signified by the spirit that there should be greatdearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days ofClaudius Caesar. 11:29Thenthe disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to sendrelief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea: 11:30Which also they did, and sent itto the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

12:1Now about that timeHerod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of thechurch. 12:2And he killedJames the brother of John with the sword. 12:3And because he saw it pleased theJews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days ofunleavened bread.) 12:4Andwhen he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and deliveredhim to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending afterEaster to bring him forth to the people. 12:5Peter therefore was kept inprison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God forhim. 12:6And when Herod wouldhave brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between twosoldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept theprison. 12:7And, behold, theangel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison:and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise upquickly. And his chains fell off from his hands. 12:8And the angel said unto him, Girdthyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him,Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me. 12:9And he went out, and followedhim; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; butthought he saw a vision. 12:10When they were past the firstand the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto thecity; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, andpassed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him. 12:11And when Peter was cometo himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent hisangel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from allthe expectation of the people of the Jews. 12:12And when he had consideredthe thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whosesurname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying. 12:13And as Peter knocked at the doorof the gate, a damsel came to hearken, named Rhoda. 12:14And when she knew Peter’svoice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told howPeter stood before the gate. 12:15And they said unto her, Thou artmad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, Itis his angel. 12:16But Petercontinued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him,they were astonished. 12:17But he, beckoning unto them withthe hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had broughthim out of the prison. And he said, Go shew these things unto James, andto the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place. 12:18Now as soon as it was day, therewas no small stir among the soldiers, what was become of Peter. 12:19And when Herod had sought forhim, and found him not, he examined the keepers, and commanded thatthey should be put to death. And he went down from Judaea toCaesarea, and there abode.

12:20And Herod was highlydispleased with them of Tyre and Sidon: but they came with one accord tohim, and, having made Blastus the king’s chamberlain their friend,desired peace; because their country was nourished by the king’scountry. 12:21And upona set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and madean oration unto them. 12:22And the people gave a shout,saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. 12:23And immediately the angel of theLord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten ofworms, and gave up the ghost.

12:24But the word of Godgrew and multiplied. 12:25AndBarnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilledtheir ministry, and took with them John, whose surname was Mark.

13:1Now there were in thechurch that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, andSimeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which hadbeen brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. 13:2As they ministered to the Lord,and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for thework whereunto I have called them. 13:3And when they had fasted andprayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

13:4So they, being sentforth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence theysailed to Cyprus. 13:5Andwhen they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagoguesof the Jews: and they had also John to their minister. 13:6And when they had gone throughthe isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, aJew, whose name was Bar-jesus: 13:7Which was with the deputy of thecountry, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul,and desired to hear the word of God. 13:8But Elymas the sorcerer (for sois his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away thedeputy from the faith. 13:9Then Saul, (who also iscalled Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him, 13:10And said, O full of all subtiltyand all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of allrighteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? 13:11And now, behold, thehand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeingthe sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and adarkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand. 13:12Then the deputy, when he sawwhat was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord. 13:13Now when Paul and hiscompany loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and Johndeparting from them returned to Jerusalem.

13:14But when theydeparted from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into thesynagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down. 13:15And after the reading of the lawand the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying,Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation forthe people, say on. 13:16ThenPaul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, andye that fear God, give audience. 13:17The God of this people of Israelchose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers inthe land of Egypt, and with an high arm brought he them out of it. 13:18And about the time of fortyyears suffered he their manners in the wilderness. 13:19And when he had destroyed sevennations in the land of Chanaan, he divided their land to them by lot. 13:20And after that he gaveunto them judges about the space of four hundred and fifty years,until Samuel the prophet. 13:21And afterward they desired aking: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe ofBenjamin, by the space of forty years. 13:22And when he had removed him, heraised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gavetestimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a manafter mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will. 13:23Of this man’s seed hath Godaccording to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus: 13:24When John had firstpreached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people ofIsrael. 13:25And as Johnfulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am nothe. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes ofhis feet I am not worthy to loose. 13:26Men and brethren,children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, toyou is the word of this salvation sent. 13:27For they that dwell atJerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voicesof the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilledthem in condemning him. 13:28And though they found no causeof death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain. 13:29And when they hadfulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from thetree, and laid him in a sepulchre. 13:30But God raised him from thedead: 13:31And he was seenmany days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, whoare his witnesses unto the people. 13:32And we declare unto you gladtidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, 13:33God hath fulfilled the same untous their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is alsowritten in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begottenthee. 13:34And as concerningthat he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return tocorruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies ofDavid. 13:35Wherefore hesaith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy Oneto see corruption. 13:36ForDavid, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell onsleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption: 13:37But he, whom God raised again,saw no corruption.

13:38Be it known unto youtherefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached untoyou the forgiveness of sins: 13:39And by him all that believe arejustified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the lawof Moses. 13:40Bewaretherefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets; 13:41Behold, ye despisers,and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which yeshall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you. 13:42And when the Jews were gone outof the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preachedto them the next sabbath. 13:43Now when the congregation wasbroken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul andBarnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the graceof God.

13:44And the next sabbathday came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God. 13:45But when the Jews saw themultitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those thingswhich were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming. 13:46Then Paul and Barnabas waxedbold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first havebeen spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselvesunworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. 13:47For so hath the Lord commandedus, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, thatthou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth. 13:48And when the Gentiles heardthis, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many aswere ordained to eternal life believed. 13:49And the word of the Lord waspublished throughout all the region. 13:50But the Jews stirred up thedevout and honourable women, and the chief men of the city, and raisedpersecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of theircoasts. 13:51But they shookoff the dust of their feet against them, and came unto Iconium. 13:52And the disciples were filledwith joy, and with the Holy Ghost.

14:1And it came to pass inIconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, andso spake, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeksbelieved. 14:2But theunbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evilaffected against the brethren. 14:3Long time therefore abode theyspeaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of hisgrace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands. 14:4But the multitude of the city wasdivided: and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles. 14:5And when there was an assaultmade both of the Gentiles, and also of the Jews with their rulers, to usethem despitefully, and to stone them, 14:6They were ware of it, andfled unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region thatlieth round about: 14:7Andthere they preached the gospel.

14:8And there sat acertain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from hismother’s womb, who never had walked: 14:9The same heard Paul speak: whostedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed, 14:10Said with a loud voice,Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked. 14:11And when the people saw whatPaul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech ofLycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men. 14:12And they called Barnabas,Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker. 14:13Then the priest of Jupiter,which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, andwould have done sacrifice with the people. 14:14Which when the apostles,Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran inamong the people, crying out, 14:15And saying, Sirs, why do yethese things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach untoyou that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, whichmade heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein: 14:16Who in times pastsuffered all nations to walk in their own ways. 14:17Nevertheless he left not himselfwithout witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, andfruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness. 14:18And with these sayings scarcerestrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them.

14:19And there camethither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded thepeople, and, having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city,supposing he had been dead. 14:20Howbeit, as the disciples stoodround about him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day hedeparted with Barnabas to Derbe. 14:21And when they had preached thegospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra,and to Iconium, and Antioch, 14:22Confirming the souls of thedisciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that wemust through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. 14:23And when they had ordained themelders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended themto the Lord, on whom they believed. 14:24And after they had passedthroughout Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia. 14:25And when they had preached theword in Perga, they went down into Attalia: 14:26And thence sailed to Antioch,from whence they had been recommended to the grace of God for the workwhich they fulfilled. 14:27And when they were come, and hadgathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done withthem, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles. 14:28And there they abode long timewith the disciples.

15:1And certain men whichcame down from Judaea taught the brethren, and said, Except ye becircumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. 15:2When therefore Paul and Barnabashad no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined thatPaul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalemunto the apostles and elders about this question. 15:3And being brought on their way bythe church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring theconversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all thebrethren. 15:4And when theywere come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and ofthe apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had donewith them. 15:5But there roseup certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That itwas needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the lawof Moses.

15:6And the apostles andelders came together for to consider of this matter. 15:7And when there had been muchdisputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, yeknow how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentilesby my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. 15:8And God, which knoweth thehearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as hedid unto us; 15:9And putno difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. 15:10Now therefore why temptye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither ourfathers nor we were able to bear? 15:11But we believe that through thegrace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

15:12Then all themultitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaringwhat miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them.

15:13And after they hadheld their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearkenunto me: 15:14Simeon hathdeclared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of thema people for his name. 15:15And to this agree the words ofthe prophets; as it is written, 15:16After this I will return, andwill build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I willbuild again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: 15:17That the residue of men mightseek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called,saith the Lord, who doeth all these things. 15:18Known unto God are all his worksfrom the beginning of the world. 15:19Wherefore my sentence is, thatwe trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God: 15:20But that we write untothem, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and fromfornication, and from things strangled, and from blood. 15:21For Moses of old timehath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagoguesevery sabbath day. 15:22Thenpleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosenmen of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely,Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren: 15:23And they wrote letters bythem after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren sendgreeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syriaand Cilicia: 15:24Forasmuchas we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled youwith words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised,and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment: 15:25It seemed good unto us, beingassembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our belovedBarnabas and Paul, 15:26Menthat have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15:27We have sent thereforeJudas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth. 15:28For it seemed good tothe Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than thesenecessary things; 15:29Thatye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from thingsstrangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, yeshall do well. Fare ye well. 15:30So when they were dismissed,they came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude together,they delivered the epistle: 15:31Which when they had read,they rejoiced for the consolation. 15:32And Judas and Silas, beingprophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, andconfirmed them. 15:33And after they had tarriedthere a space, they were let go in peace from the brethren unto theapostles. 15:34Notwithstanding it pleased Silasto abide there still. 15:35Paul also and Barnabas continuedin Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many othersalso.

15:36And some days afterPaul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in everycity where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how theydo. 15:37And Barnabasdetermined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark. 15:38But Paul thought not good totake him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went notwith them to the work. 15:39And the contention was so sharpbetween them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and soBarnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus; 15:40And Paul chose Silas, anddeparted, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God. 15:41And he went through Syria andCilicia, confirming the churches.

16:1Then came he to Derbeand Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timotheus,the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but hisfather was a Greek: 16:2Which was well reported of by thebrethren that were at Lystra and Iconium. 16:3Him would Paul have to go forthwith him; and took and circumcised him because of the Jews which were inthose quarters: for they knew all that his father was a Greek. 16:4And as they went through thecities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained ofthe apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem. 16:5And so were the churchesestablished in the faith, and increased in number daily. 16:6Now when they had gone throughoutPhrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost topreach the word in Asia, 16:7After they were come to Mysia,they assayed to go into Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not. 16:8And they passing by Mysiacame down to Troas. 16:9And avision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, andprayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us. 16:10And after he had seen thevision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredlygathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them. 16:11Therefore loosing fromTroas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, and the next day toNeapolis; 16:12And fromthence to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia,and a colony: and we were in that city abiding certain days. 16:13And on the sabbath wewent out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made;and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither.

16:14And a certain womannamed Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshippedGod, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended untothe things which were spoken of Paul. 16:15And when she was baptized, andher household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to befaithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And sheconstrained us.

16:16And it came to pass,as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit ofdivination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: 16:17The same followed Pauland us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most highGod, which shew unto us the way of salvation. 16:18And this did she many days. ButPaul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in thename of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

16:19And when her masterssaw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, anddrew them into the marketplace unto the rulers, 16:20And brought them to themagistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble ourcity, 16:21And teach customs,which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans. 16:22And the multitude roseup together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, andcommanded to beat them. 16:23And when they had laid manystripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailerto keep them safely: 16:24Who, having received such acharge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in thestocks.

16:25And at midnight Pauland Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. 16:26And suddenly there was agreat earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: andimmediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands wereloosed. 16:27And the keeperof 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 theprisoners had been fled. 16:28But Paul cried with a loudvoice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here. 16:29Then he called for a light, andsprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, 16:30And brought them out,and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? 16:31And they said, Believe on theLord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. 16:32And they spake unto him the wordof the Lord, and to all that were in his house. 16:33And he took them the same hourof the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he andall his, straightway. 16:34And when he had brought theminto his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in Godwith all his house. 16:35Andwhen it was day, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those mengo. 16:36And the keeper ofthe prison told this saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to let yougo: now therefore depart, and go in peace. 16:37But Paul said unto them, Theyhave beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast usinto prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but letthem come themselves and fetch us out. 16:38And the serjeants told thesewords unto the magistrates: and they feared, when they heard that theywere Romans. 16:39And theycame and besought them, and brought them out, and desiredthem to depart out of the city. 16:40And they went out of the prison,and entered into the house of Lydia and when they had seen thebrethren, they comforted them, and departed.

17:1Now when they hadpassed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, wherewas a synagogue of the Jews: 17:2And Paul, as his manner was, wentin unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of thescriptures, 17:3Opening andalleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from thedead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ. 17:4And some of them believed, andconsorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude,and of the chief women not a few.

17:5But the Jews whichbelieved not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of thebaser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, andassaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people. 17:6And when they found themnot, 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; 17:7Whom Jason hath received:and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there isanother king, one Jesus. 17:8And they troubled the people andthe rulers of the city, when they heard these things. 17:9And when they had taken securityof Jason, and of the other, they let them go.

17:10And the brethrenimmediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who comingthither went into the synagogue of the Jews. 17:11These were more noble than thosein Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness ofmind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. 17:12Therefore many of thembelieved; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not afew. 17:13But when the Jewsof Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was preached of Paul atBerea, they came thither also, and stirred up the people. 17:14And then immediately thebrethren sent away Paul to go as it were to the sea: but Silas andTimotheus abode there still. 17:15And they that conducted Paulbrought him unto Athens: and receiving a commandment unto Silas andTimotheus for to come to him with all speed, they departed.

17:16Now while Paul waitedfor them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the citywholly given to idolatry. 17:17Therefore disputed he in thesynagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the marketdaily with them that met with him. 17:18Then certain philosophers of theEpicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What willthis babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strangegods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection. 17:19And they took him, and broughthim unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereofthou speakest, is? 17:20For thou bringest certainstrange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these thingsmean. 17:21(For all theAthenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else,but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)

17:22Then Paul stood inthe midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceivethat in all things ye are too superstitious. 17:23For as I passed by, and beheldyour devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWNGOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. 17:24God that made the world and allthings therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth notin temples made with hands; 17:25Neither is worshipped withmen’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to alllife, and breath, and all things; 17:26And hath made of one blood allnations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hathdetermined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; 17:27That they should seekthe Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he benot far from every one of us: 17:28For in him we live, and move,and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For weare also his offspring. 17:29Forasmuch then as we are theoffspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like untogold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. 17:30And the times of this ignoranceGod winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: 17:31Because he hath appointed a day,in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that manwhom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto allmen, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

17:32And when they heardof the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We willhear thee again of this matter. 17:33So Paul departed from amongthem. 17:34Howbeit certainmen clave unto him, and believed: among the which was Dionysius theAreopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.

18:1After these thingsPaul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth; 18:2And found a certain Jew namedAquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla;(because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) andcame unto them. 18:3Andbecause he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for bytheir occupation they were tentmakers. 18:4And he reasoned in the synagogueevery sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks. 18:5And when Silas and Timotheus werecome from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to theJews that Jesus was Christ. 18:6And when they opposed themselves,and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Yourblood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth Iwill go unto the Gentiles.

18:7And he departedthence, and entered into a certain man’s house, named Justus,one that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue. 18:8And Crispus, the chiefruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and manyof the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized. 18:9Then spake the Lord to Paul inthe night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and holdnot thy peace: 18:10For I am withthee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people inthis city. 18:11And hecontinued there a year and six months, teaching the word of Godamong them.

18:12And when Gallio wasthe deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord againstPaul, and brought him to the judgment seat, 18:13Saying, This fellowpersuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law. 18:14And when Paul was now about toopen his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If it were a matter ofwrong or wicked lewdness, O ye Jews, reason would that I shouldbear with you: 18:15But if itbe a question of words and names, and of your law, look ye toit; for I will be no judge of such matters. 18:16And he drave them from thejudgment seat. 18:17Then allthe Greeks took Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the synagogue, and beathim before the judgment seat. And Gallio cared for none of thosethings.

18:18And Paul afterthis tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave ofthe brethren, and sailed thence into Syria, and with him Priscilla andAquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow. 18:19And he came to Ephesus,and left them there: but he himself entered into the synagogue, andreasoned with the Jews. 18:20When they desired him totarry longer time with them, he consented not; 18:21But bade them farewell, saying,I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I willreturn again unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus. 18:22And when he had landed atCaesarea, and gone up, and saluted the church, he went down to Antioch. 18:23And after he had spentsome time there, he departed, and went over all the countryof Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples.

18:24And a certain Jewnamed Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty inthe scriptures, came to Ephesus. 18:25This man was instructed in theway of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taughtdiligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John. 18:26And he began to speakboldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, theytook him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God moreperfectly. 18:27And when hewas disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting thedisciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much whichhad believed through grace: 18:28For he mightily convinced theJews, and that publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus wasChrist.

19:1And it came to pass,that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the uppercoasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, 19:2He said unto them, Have yereceived the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We havenot so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. 19:3And he said unto them, Unto whatthen were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism. 19:4Then said Paul, John verilybaptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that theyshould believe on him which should come after him, that is, on ChristJesus. 19:5When they heardthis, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 19:6And when Paul had laid hishands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues,and prophesied. 19:7And allthe men were about twelve. 19:8And he went into the synagogue,and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuadingthe things concerning the kingdom of God. 19:9But when divers were hardened,and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, hedeparted from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in theschool of one Tyrannus. 19:10And this continued by the spaceof two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of theLord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks. 19:11And God wrought special miraclesby the hands of Paul: 19:12Sothat from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, andthe diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.

19:13Then certain of thevagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evilspirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whomPaul preacheth. 19:14Andthere were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of thepriests, which did so. 19:15And the evil spirit answered andsaid, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? 19:16And the man in whom the evilspirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them,so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. 19:17And this was known to all theJews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, andthe name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. 19:18And many that believed came, andconfessed, and shewed their deeds. 19:19Many of them also which usedcurious arts brought their books together, and burned them before allmen: and they counted the price of them, and found it fiftythousand pieces of silver. 19:20So mightily grew the word of Godand prevailed.

19:21After these thingswere ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed throughMacedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there,I must also see Rome. 19:22Sohe sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto him, Timotheus andErastus; but he himself stayed in Asia for a season. 19:23And the same time there arose nosmall stir about that way. 19:24For a certain man namedDemetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought nosmall gain unto the craftsmen; 19:25Whom he called together with theworkmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft wehave our wealth. 19:26Moreover ye see and hear, thatnot alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hathpersuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, whichare made with hands: 19:27Sothat not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but alsothat the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and hermagnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth. 19:28And when they heardthese sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying,Great is Diana of the Ephesians. 19:29And the whole city was filledwith confusion: and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia,Paul’s companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into thetheatre. 19:30And when Paulwould have entered in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not. 19:31And certain of the chiefof Asia, which were his friends, sent unto him, desiring him thathe would not adventure himself into the theatre. 19:32Some therefore cried one thing,and some another: for the assembly was confused; and the more part knewnot wherefore they were come together. 19:33And they drew Alexander out ofthe multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander beckoned withthe hand, and would have made his defence unto the people. 19:34But when they knew that he was aJew, all with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Greatis Diana of the Ephesians. 19:35And when the townclerk hadappeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is therethat knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of thegreat goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter? 19:36Seeing then that thesethings cannot be spoken against, ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothingrashly. 19:37For ye havebrought hither these men, which are neither robbers of churches, nor yetblasphemers of your goddess. 19:38Wherefore if Demetrius, and thecraftsmen which are with him, have a matter against any man, the law isopen, and there are deputies: let them implead one another. 19:39But if ye enquire any thingconcerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly. 19:40For we are in danger tobe called in question for this day’s uproar, there being no causewhereby we may give an account of this concourse. 19:41And when he had thus spoken, hedismissed the assembly.

20:1And after the uproarwas ceased, Paul called unto him the disciples, and embracedthem, and departed for to go into Macedonia. 20:2And when he had gone over thoseparts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece, 20:3And there abode threemonths. And when the Jews laid wait for him, as he was about to sail intoSyria, he purposed to return through Macedonia. 20:4And there accompanied him intoAsia Sopater of Berea; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus;and Gaius of Derbe, and Timotheus; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus. 20:5These going beforetarried for us at Troas. 20:6And we sailed away from Philippiafter the days of unleavened bread, and came unto them to Troas in fivedays; where we abode seven days. 20:7And upon the first day ofthe week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preachedunto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech untilmidnight. 20:8And there weremany lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together. 20:9And there sat in a windowa certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and asPaul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from thethird loft, and was taken up dead. 20:10And Paul went down, and fell onhim, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his lifeis in him. 20:11When hetherefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked along while, even till break of day, so he departed. 20:12And they brought the young manalive, and were not a little comforted.

20:13And we went before toship, and sailed unto Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so hadhe appointed, minding himself to go afoot. 20:14And when he met with us atAssos, we took him in, and came to Mitylene. 20:15And we sailed thence, and camethe next day over against Chios; and the next day we arrivedat Samos, and tarried at Trogyllium; and the next day we came toMiletus. 20:16For Paul haddetermined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time inAsia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem theday of Pentecost.

20:17And from Miletus hesent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church. 20:18And when they were come to him,he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia,after what manner I have been with you at all seasons, 20:19Serving the Lord with allhumility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me bythe lying in wait of the Jews: 20:20And how I kept backnothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and havetaught you publickly, and from house to house, 20:21Testifying both to the Jews, andalso to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord JesusChrist. 20:22And now, behold,I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shallbefall me there: 20:23Savethat the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds andafflictions abide me. 20:24But none of these things moveme, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish mycourse with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the LordJesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. 20:25And now, behold, I know that yeall, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see myface no more. 20:26WhereforeI take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of allmen. 20:27For I havenot shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.

20:28Take heed thereforeunto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hathmade you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchasedwith his own blood. 20:29ForI know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in amongyou, not sparing the flock. 20:30Also of your own selves shallmen arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. 20:31Therefore watch, andremember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every onenight and day with tears. 20:32And now, brethren, I commend youto God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, andto give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. 20:33I have coveted no man’ssilver, or gold, or apparel. 20:34Yea, ye yourselves know, thatthese hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that werewith me. 20:35I have shewedyou all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and toremember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It ismore blessed to give than to receive.

20:36And when he had thus spoken, hekneeled down, and prayed with them all. 20:37And they all wept sore, and fellon Paul’s neck, and kissed him, 20:38Sorrowing most of all for thewords which he spake, that they should see his face no more. And theyaccompanied him unto the ship.

21:1And it came to pass,that after we were gotten from them, and had launched, we came with astraight course unto Coos, and the day following unto Rhodes, andfrom thence unto Patara: 21:2And finding a ship sailing overunto Phenicia, we went aboard, and set forth. 21:3Now when we had discoveredCyprus, we left it on the left hand, and sailed into Syria, and landed atTyre: for there the ship was to unlade her burden. 21:4And finding disciples, we tarriedthere seven days: who said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should notgo up to Jerusalem. 21:5Andwhen we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; andthey all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till wewere out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed. 21:6And when we had taken ourleave one of another, we took ship; and they returned home again. 21:7And when we had finishedour course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais, and saluted thebrethren, and abode with them one day. 21:8And the next day we thatwere of Paul’s company departed, and came unto Caesarea: and we enteredinto the house of Philip the evangelist, which was one of theseven; and abode with him. 21:9And the same man had fourdaughters, virgins, which did prophesy. 21:10And as we tarried theremany days, there came down from Judaea a certain prophet, named Agabus. 21:11And when he was comeunto us, he took Paul’s girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, andsaid, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind theman that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the handsof the Gentiles. 21:12Andwhen we heard these things, both we, and they of that place, besought himnot to go up to Jerusalem. 21:13Then Paul answered, What mean yeto weep and to break mine heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, butalso to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. 21:14And when he would not bepersuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

21:15And after those dayswe took up our carriages, and went up to Jerusalem. 21:16There went with us alsocertain of the disciples of Caesarea, and brought with them oneMnason of Cyprus, an old disciple, with whom we should lodge. 21:17And when we were come toJerusalem, the brethren received us gladly. 21:18And the day followingPaul went in with us unto James; and all the elders were present. 21:19And when he had saluted them, hedeclared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles byhis ministry. 21:20And whenthey heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said unto him, Thouseest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe; andthey are all zealous of the law: 21:21And they are informed of thee,that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsakeMoses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children,neither to walk after the customs. 21:22What is it therefore? themultitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come. 21:23Do therefore this thatwe say to thee: We have four men which have a vow on them; 21:24Them take, and purify thyselfwith them, and be at charges with them, that they may shave theirheads: and all may know that those things, whereof they were informedconcerning thee, are nothing; but that thou thyself also walkestorderly, and keepest the law. 21:25As touching the Gentiles whichbelieve, we have written and concluded that they observe no suchthing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered toidols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication. 21:26Then Paul took the men, and thenext day purifying himself with them entered into the temple, to signifythe accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an offeringshould be offered for every one of them.

21:27And when the sevendays were almost ended, the Jews which were of Asia, when they saw him inthe temple, stirred up all the people, and laid hands on him, 21:28Crying out, Men of Israel, help:This is the man, that teacheth all men every where against thepeople, and the law, and this place: and further brought Greeks also intothe temple, and hath polluted this holy place. 21:29(For they had seen before withhim in the city Trophimus an Ephesian, whom they supposed that Paul hadbrought into the temple.) 21:30And all the city was moved, andthe people ran together: and they took Paul, and drew him out of thetemple: and forthwith the doors were shut. 21:31And as they went about to killhim, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalemwas in an uproar. 21:32Whoimmediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran down unto them: and whenthey saw the chief captain and the soldiers, they left beating of Paul. 21:33Then the chief captaincame near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with twochains; and demanded who he was, and what he had done. 21:34And some cried one thing, someanother, among the multitude: and when he could not know the certainty forthe tumult, he commanded him to be carried into the castle. 21:35And when he came upon thestairs, so it was, that he was borne of the soldiers for the violence ofthe people. 21:36For themultitude of the people followed after, crying, Away with him. 21:37And as Paul was to be led intothe castle, he said unto the chief captain, May I speak unto thee? Whosaid, Canst thou speak Greek? 21:38Art not thou that Egyptian,which before these days madest an uproar, and leddest out into thewilderness four thousand men that were murderers? 21:39But Paul said, I am a manwhich am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of nomean city: and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people. 21:40And when he had givenhim licence, Paul stood on the stairs, and beckoned with the hand unto thepeople. And when there was made a great silence, he spake unto themin the Hebrew tongue, saying,

22:1Men, brethren, andfathers, hear ye my defence which I make now unto you. 22:2(And when they heard that hespake in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept the more silence: and hesaith,) 22:3I am verily a manwhich am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought upin this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to theperfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, asye all are this day. 22:4AndI persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisonsboth men and women. 22:5Asalso the high priest doth bear me witness, and all the estate of theelders: from whom also I received letters unto the brethren, and went toDamascus, to bring them which were there bound unto Jerusalem, for to bepunished. 22:6And it came topass, that, as I made my journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus aboutnoon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me. 22:7And I fell unto theground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, whypersecutest thou me? 22:8And I answered, Who art thou,Lord? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whomthou persecutest. 22:9And they that were with me sawindeed the light, and were afraid; but they heard not the voice of himthat spake to me. 22:10And Isaid, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise, and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee ofall things which are appointed for thee to do. 22:11And when I could not see for theglory of that light, being led by the hand of them that were with me, Icame into Damascus. 22:12Andone Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good report ofall the Jews which dwelt there, 22:13Came unto me, and stood, andsaid unto me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And the same hour I lookedup upon him. 22:14And hesaid, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest knowhis will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of hismouth. 22:15For thou shalt behis witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard. 22:16And now why tarriest thou?arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of theLord. 22:17And it came topass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in thetemple, I was in a trance; 22:18And saw him saying unto me,Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem: forthey will not receive thy testimony concerning me. 22:19And I said, Lord, they know thatI imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee: 22:20And when the blood ofthy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting untohis death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him. 22:21And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles. 22:22And they gave himaudience unto this word, and then lifted up their voices, and said,Away with such a fellow from the earth: for it is not fit that heshould live. 22:23And as theycried out, and cast off their clothes, and threw dust into the air, 22:24The chief captaincommanded him to be brought into the castle, and bade that he should beexamined by scourging; that he might know wherefore they cried so againsthim. 22:25And as they boundhim with thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawfulfor you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned? 22:26When the centurion heardthat, he went and told the chief captain, saying, Take heed whatthou doest: for this man is a Roman. 22:27Then the chief captain came, andsaid unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? He said, Yea. 22:28And the chief captain answered,With a great sum obtained I this freedom. And Paul said, But I wasfree born. 22:29Thenstraightway they departed from him which should have examined him: and thechief captain also was afraid, after he knew that he was a Roman, andbecause he had bound him. 22:30On the morrow, because he wouldhave known the certainty wherefore he was accused of the Jews, he loosedhim from his bands, and commanded the chief priests and all theircouncil to appear, and brought Paul down, and set him before them.

23:1And Paul, earnestlybeholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in allgood conscience before God until this day. 23:2And the high priest Ananiascommanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth. 23:3Then said Paul unto him, Godshall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge meafter the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law? 23:4And they that stood bysaid, Revilest thou God’s high priest? 23:5Then said Paul, I wist not,brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt notspeak evil of the ruler of thy people. 23:6But when Paul perceived that theone part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in thecouncil, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee:of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question. 23:7And when he had so said, therearose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and themultitude was divided. 23:8For the Sadducees say that thereis no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confessboth. 23:9And there arose agreat cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees’ partarose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit oran angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God. 23:10And when there arose a greatdissension, the chief captain, fearing lest Paul should have been pulledin pieces of them, commanded the soldiers to go down, and to take him byforce from among them, and to bring him into the castle. 23:11And the night following the Lordstood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for asthou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also atRome. 23:12And when itwas day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under acurse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till they had killedPaul. 23:13And they were morethan forty which had made this conspiracy. 23:14And they came to the chiefpriests and elders, and said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse,that we will eat nothing until we have slain Paul. 23:15Now therefore ye with thecouncil signify to the chief captain that he bring him down unto you tomorrow, as though ye would enquire something more perfectly concerninghim: and we, or ever he come near, are ready to kill him. 23:16And when Paul’s sister’s sonheard of their lying in wait, he went and entered into the castle, andtold Paul. 23:17Then Paulcalled one of the centurions unto him, and said, Bring this youngman unto the chief captain: for he hath a certain thing to tell him. 23:18So he took him, andbrought him to the chief captain, and said, Paul the prisonercalled me unto him, and prayed me to bring this young man untothee, who hath something to say unto thee. 23:19Then the chief captain took himby the hand, and went with him aside privately, and askedhim, What is that thou hast to tell me? 23:20And he said, The Jews haveagreed to desire thee that thou wouldest bring down Paul to morrow intothe council, as though they would enquire somewhat of him more perfectly. 23:21But do not thou yieldunto 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 nordrink till they have killed him: and now are they ready, looking for apromise from thee. 23:22Sothe chief captain then let the young man depart, and chargedhim, See thou tell no man that thou hast shewed these things to me. 23:23And he called untohim two centurions, saying, Make ready two hundred soldiers to goto Caesarea, and horsemen threescore and ten, and spearmen two hundred, atthe third hour of the night; 23:24And provide them beasts,that they may set Paul on, and bring him safe unto Felix thegovernor. 23:25And he wrote aletter after this manner: 23:26Claudius Lysias unto the mostexcellent governor Felix sendeth greeting. 23:27This man was taken of the Jews,and should have been killed of them: then came I with an army, and rescuedhim, having understood that he was a Roman. 23:28And when I would have known thecause wherefore they accused him, I brought him forth into their council: 23:29Whom I perceived to beaccused of questions of their law, but to have nothing laid to his chargeworthy of death or of bonds. 23:30And when it was told me how thatthe Jews laid wait for the man, I sent straightway to thee, and gavecommandment to his accusers also to say before thee what they hadagainst him. Farewell. 23:31Then the soldiers, as it wascommanded them, took Paul, and brought him by night to Antipatris. 23:32On the morrow they leftthe horsemen to go with him, and returned to the castle: 23:33Who, when they came to Caesarea,and delivered the epistle to the governor, presented Paul also before him. 23:34And when the governorhad read the letter, he asked of what province he was. And when heunderstood that he was of Cilicia; 23:35I will hear thee, said he, whenthine accusers are also come. And he commanded him to be kept in Herod’sjudgment hall.

24:1And after five daysAnanias the high priest descended with the elders, and with acertain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor againstPaul. 24:2And when he wascalled forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that bythee we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done untothis nation by thy providence, 24:3We accept it always, andin all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness. 24:4Notwithstanding, that I be notfurther tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thyclemency a few words. 24:5Forwe have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover ofsedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of thesect of the Nazarenes: 24:6Who also hath gone about toprofane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to ourlaw. 24:7But the chiefcaptain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence tookhim away out of our hands, 24:8Commanding his accusers to comeunto thee: by examining of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all thesethings, whereof we accuse him. 24:9And the Jews also assented,saying that these things were so. 24:10Then Paul, after that thegovernor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I knowthat thou hast been of many years a judge unto this nation, I do the morecheerfully answer for myself: 24:11Because that thou mayestunderstand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up toJerusalem for to worship. 24:12And they neither found me in thetemple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither inthe synagogues, nor in the city: 24:13Neither can they prove thethings whereof they now accuse me. 24:14But this I confess unto thee,that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of myfathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in theprophets: 24:15And have hopetoward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be aresurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust. 24:16And herein do I exercise myself,to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and towardmen. 24:17Now after manyyears I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings. 24:18Whereupon certain Jews from Asiafound me purified in the temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult. 24:19Who ought to have beenhere before thee, and object, if they had ought against me. 24:20Or else let these samehere say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stoodbefore the council, 24:21Except it be for this one voice,that I cried standing among them, Touching the resurrection of the dead Iam called in question by you this day.

24:22And when Felix heardthese things, having more perfect knowledge of that way, hedeferred them, and said, When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, Iwill know the uttermost of your matter. 24:23And he commanded a centurion tokeep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbidnone of his acquaintance to minister or come unto him.

24:24And after certaindays, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sentfor Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. 24:25And as he reasoned ofrighteousness, temperance, and judgment to come Felix trembled, andanswered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, Iwill call for thee. 24:26Hehoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he mightloose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him. 24:27But after two yearsPorcius Festus came into Felix’ room: and Felix, willing to shew theJews a pleasure, left Paul bound.

25:1Now when Festus wascome into the province, after three days he ascended from Caesarea toJerusalem. 25:2Then the highpriest and the chief of the Jews informed him against Paul, and besoughthim, 25:3And desired favouragainst him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying wait in theway to kill him. 25:4ButFestus answered, that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himselfwould depart shortly thither. 25:5Let them therefore, said he,which among you are able, go down with me, and accuse this man, ifthere be any wickedness in him. 25:6And when he had tarried amongthem more than ten days, he went down unto Caesarea; and the next daysitting on the judgment seat commanded Paul to be brought. 25:7And when he was come, the Jewswhich came down from Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many andgrievous complaints against Paul, which they could not prove. 25:8While he answered for himself,Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yetagainst Caesar, have I offended any thing at all. 25:9But Festus, willing to do theJews a pleasure, answered Paul, and said, Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem,and there be judged of these things before me? 25:10Then said Paul, I stand atCaesar’s judgment seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have Idone no wrong, as thou very well knowest. 25:11For if I be an offender, or havecommitted any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there benone of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me untothem. I appeal unto Caesar. 25:12Then Festus, when he hadconferred with the council, answered, Hast thou appealed unto Caesar? untoCaesar shalt thou go.

25:13And after certaindays king Agrippa and Bernice came unto Caesarea to salute Festus. 25:14And when they had been theremany days, Festus declared Paul’s cause unto the king, saying, There isa certain man left in bonds by Felix: 25:15About whom, when I was atJerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews informedme, desiring to have judgment against him. 25:16To whom I answered, It is notthe manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he whichis accused have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer forhimself concerning the crime laid against him. 25:17Therefore, when they were comehither, without any delay on the morrow I sat on the judgment seat, andcommanded the man to be brought forth. 25:18Against whom when the accusersstood up, they brought none accusation of such things as I supposed: 25:19But had certainquestions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, whichwas dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive. 25:20And because I doubted of suchmanner of questions, I asked him whether he would go to Jerusalem,and there be judged of these matters. 25:21But when Paul had appealed to bereserved unto the hearing of Augustus, I commanded him to be kept till Imight send him to Caesar. 25:22Then Agrippa said unto Festus, Iwould also hear the man myself. To morrow, said he, thou shalt hear him.

25:23And on the morrow,when Agrippa was come, and Bernice, with great pomp, and was entered intothe place of hearing, with the chief captains, and principal men of thecity, at Festus’ commandment Paul was brought forth. 25:24And Festus said, King Agrippa,and all men which are here present with us, ye see this man, about whomall the multitude of the Jews have dealt with me, both at Jerusalem, andalso here, crying that he ought not to live any longer. 25:25But when I found that he hadcommitted nothing worthy of death, and that he himself hath appealed toAugustus, I have determined to send him. 25:26Of whom I have no certain thingto write unto my lord. Wherefore I have brought him forth before you, andspecially before thee, O king Agrippa, that, after examination had, Imight have somewhat to write. 25:27For it seemeth to meunreasonable to send a prisoner, and not withal to signify the crimeslaid against him.

26:1Then Agrippa said untoPaul, Thou art permitted to speak for thyself. Then Paul stretched forththe hand, and answered for himself: 26:2I think myself happy, kingAgrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before thee touchingall the things whereof I am accused of the Jews: 26:3Especially because I knowthee to be expert in all customs and questions which are among the Jews:wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently. 26:4My manner of life from my youth,which was at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all theJews; 26:5Which knew me fromthe beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sectof our religion I lived a Pharisee. 26:6And now I stand and am judged forthe hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers: 26:7Unto which promise ourtwelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come.For which hope’s sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews. 26:8Why should it be thought a thingincredible with you, that God should raise the dead? 26:9I verily thought with myself,that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth. 26:10Which thing I also didin Jerusalem: and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, havingreceived authority from the chief priests; and when they were put todeath, I gave my voice against them. 26:11And I punished them oft in everysynagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedinglymad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities. 26:12Whereupon as I went toDamascus with authority and commission from the chief priests, 26:13At midday, O king, I saw in theway a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining roundabout me and them which journeyed with me. 26:14And when we were all fallen tothe earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrewtongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it ishard for thee to kick against the pricks. 26:15And I said, Who art thou, Lord?And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. 26:16But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto theefor this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of thesethings which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I willappear unto thee; 26:17Delivering theefrom the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, 26:18To open their eyes, and to turn them from darknessto light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they mayreceive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which aresanctified by faith that is in me. 26:19Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I wasnot disobedient unto the heavenly vision: 26:20But shewed first unto them ofDamascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, andthen to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, anddo works meet for repentance. 26:21For these causes the Jews caughtme in the temple, and went about to kill me. 26:22Having therefore obtained helpof God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great,saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did sayshould come: 26:23That Christshould suffer, and that he should be the first that should risefrom the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.

26:24And as he thus spakefor himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself;much learning doth make thee mad. 26:25But he said, I am not mad, mostnoble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness. 26:26For the king knoweth of thesethings, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none ofthese things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner. 26:27King Agrippa, believestthou the prophets? I know that thou believest. 26:28Then Agrippa said unto Paul,Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. 26:29And Paul said, I would to God,that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost,and altogether such as I am, except these bonds. 26:30And when he had thus spoken, theking rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them: 26:31And when they were goneaside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man doeth nothingworthy of death or of bonds. 26:32Then said Agrippa unto Festus,This man might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed untoCaesar.

27:1And when it wasdetermined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certainother prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus’band. 27:2And entering into aship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia;one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us. 27:3And the next daywe touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated Paul, and gavehim liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself. 27:4And when we had launched fromthence, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary. 27:5And when we had sailed over thesea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia. 27:6And there the centurionfound a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us therein. 27:7And when we had sailedslowly many days, and scarce were come over against Cnidus, the wind notsuffering us, we sailed under Crete, over against Salmone; 27:8And, hardly passing it, came untoa place which is called The fair havens; nigh whereunto was the cityof Lasea.

27:9Now when much time wasspent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was nowalready past, Paul admonished them, 27:10And said unto them, Sirs, Iperceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only ofthe lading and ship, but also of our lives. 27:11Nevertheless the centurionbelieved the master and the owner of the ship, more than those thingswhich were spoken by Paul. 27:12And because the haven was notcommodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence also, ifby any means they might attain to Phenice, and there to winter;which is an haven of Crete, and lieth toward the south west andnorth west. 27:13And when thesouth wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained theirpurpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete. 27:14But not long after there aroseagainst it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon. 27:15And when the ship was caught,and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive. 27:16And running under a certainisland which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat: 27:17Which when they hadtaken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing lest theyshould fall into the quicksands, strake sail, and so were driven. 27:18And we being exceedingly tossedwith a tempest, the next day they lightened the ship; 27:19And the third day we castout with our own hands the tackling of the ship. 27:20And when neither sun nor starsin many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hopethat we should be saved was then taken away. 27:21But after long abstinence Paulstood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkenedunto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm andloss. 27:22And now I exhortyou to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’slife among you, but of the ship. 27:23For there stood by me this nightthe angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve, 27:24Saying, Fear not, Paul; thoumust be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them thatsail with thee. 27:25Wherefore, sirs, be of goodcheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me. 27:26Howbeit we must be cast upon acertain island. 27:27But whenthe fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria,about midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country; 27:28And sounded, and foundit twenty fathoms: and when they had gone a little further, theysounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms. 27:29Then fearing lest we should havefallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished forthe day. 27:30And as theshipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down theboat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors outof the foreship, 27:31Paulsaid to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship,ye cannot be saved. 27:32Thenthe soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off. 27:33And while the day was coming on,Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, This day is thefourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having takennothing. 27:34Wherefore Ipray you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for thereshall not an hair fall from the head of any of you. 27:35And when he had thus spoken, hetook bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when hehad broken it, he began to eat. 27:36Then were they all of goodcheer, and they also took some meat. 27:37And we were in all in the shiptwo hundred threescore and sixteen souls. 27:38And when they had eaten enough,they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea. 27:39And when it was day, they knewnot the land: but they discovered a certain creek with a shore, into thewhich they were minded, if it were possible, to thrust in the ship. 27:40And when they had takenup the anchors, they committed themselves unto the sea, and loosedthe rudder bands, and hoised up the mainsail to the wind, and made towardshore. 27:41And falling intoa place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepartstuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken withthe violence of the waves. 27:42And the soldiers’ counsel wasto kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape. 27:43But the centurion,willing to save Paul, kept them from their purpose; and commandedthat they which could swim should cast themselves first into thesea, and get to land: 27:44And the rest, some on boards,and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass, thatthey escaped all safe to land.

28:1And when they wereescaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita. 28:2And the barbarous people shewedus no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one,because of the present rain, and because of the cold. 28:3And when Paul had gathered abundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper outof the heat, and fastened on his hand. 28:4And when the barbarians saw thevenomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, Nodoubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yetvengeance suffereth not to live. 28:5And he shook off the beast intothe fire, and felt no harm. 28:6Howbeit they looked when heshould have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they hadlooked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed theirminds, and said that he was a god.

28:7In the same quarterswere possessions of the chief man of the island, whose name was Publius;who received us, and lodged us three days courteously. 28:8And it came to pass, that thefather of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paulentered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him. 28:9So when this was done, othersalso, which had diseases in the island, came, and were healed: 28:10Who also honoured us with manyhonours; and when we departed, they laded us with such things aswere necessary.

28:11And after threemonths we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in theisle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux. 28:12And landing at Syracuse, wetarried there three days. 28:13And from thence we fetched acompass, and came to Rhegium: and after one day the south wind blew, andwe came the next day to Puteoli: 28:14Where we found brethren, andwere desired to tarry with them seven days: and so we went toward Rome. 28:15And from thence, whenthe brethren heard of us, they came to meet us as far as Appii Forum, andThe three taverns: whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage. 28:16And when we came toRome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard:but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself with a soldier that kept him.

28:17And it came to pass,that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and whenthey were come together, he said unto them, Men and brethren,though I have committed nothing against the people, or customs of ourfathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of theRomans. 28:18Who, when theyhad examined me, would have let me go, because there was no causeof death in me. 28:19But whenthe Jews spake against it, I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar;not that I had ought to accuse my nation of. 28:20For this cause therefore have Icalled for you, to see you, and to speak with you: becausethat for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain. 28:21And they said unto him, Weneither received letters out of Judaea concerning thee, neither any of thebrethren that came shewed or spake any harm of thee. 28:22But we desire to hear of theewhat thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that every whereit is spoken against. 28:23And when they had appointed hima day, there came many to him into his lodging; to whom heexpounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerningJesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, frommorning till evening. 28:24And some believed the thingswhich were spoken, and some believed not. 28:25And when they agreed not amongthemselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spakethe Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers, 28:26Saying, Go unto this people, andsay, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shallsee, and not perceive: 28:27For the heart of this people iswaxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have theyclosed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear withtheir ears, and understand with their heart, and should beconverted, and I should heal them. 28:28Be it known therefore unto you,that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and that theywill hear it. 28:29And whenhe had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning amongthemselves.

28:30And Paul dwelt twowhole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in untohim, 28:31Preaching thekingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord JesusChrist, with all confidence, no man forbidding him. Authorized King James Version, originally published by Oxford Press, Oxford, 1769