Paul's voyage to Rome. Acts. He foretelleth the danger to Paul, Almost thou persuad- courteously intreated Paul, & est me to be a Christian.

gave him liberty to go unto his 29 And Paul said, I would friends to refresh himself. to God, that not only thou, but 4 And when we had launchalso all that hear me this day, ed from thence, we sailed unto were both almost, and alto- Cyprus, because the winds gether such as I am, except were contrary. these bonds.

5 And, when we had sailed 30 1 And, when he had thus over the sea of Cilicia and spoken, the king rose up, and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, the governor, and Bernice, and a city of Lycia. they that sat with them.

6 And there the centurion 31 And, when they were found a ship of Alexandria gone aside, they talked be- sailing into Italy; and he put tween themselves, saying, us therein. This man doeth nothing wor ✓ And when we had sailed thy of death, or of bonds. slowly many days, and scaree

32 Then said Agrippa unto were come over against Cni. Festus, This man might have dus, the wind not suffering us, been set at liberty, if he had we sailed under Crete, over not appealed unto Cesar. against Salmone:

8 And, hardly passing it, CHAP. XXVII.

came unto a place which is 1 Paul, shipping towards called, The Fair Havens, nigh

Rome, 10 foretelleth the whereunto was the city of danger of the voyage, 11 Lasea. but is not believed. 14 They 9 Now, when much time are tossed with a tempest, 41. was spent, and when sailing and ship-wrecked, 42, 43, 44, was now dangerous, because yet all come safe to land. the fast was now already past,

AND, when it was deter. Paul admonished them, mined that we should sail into 10 And said unto them, Sirs, Italy, they delivered Paul, and I percieve that this voyage will certain other prisoners, unto be with hurt and much dam. one named Julius, a centurion age, not only of the lading and of Augustus’ band.

ship, but also of our lives. 2 And, entering into a ship 11 Nevertheless, the centú. of Adramyttium, we launched, rion believed the master and meaning to sail by the coasts the owner of the ship more of Asia; one Aristarchus, a than those things which were Macedonian of Thessalonica, spoken by Paul. being with us.

12 And, because the haven 3 And the next day we was not commodious to winter toueked at Sidon. And Šulius in, the more part advised to

of the voyage.
Chap. xxvii.

Paul's vision. depart thence also, if by any 21 But, after long abstimeans they might attain to nence, Paul stood forth in the Phenice, and there to winter; midst of them, and said, Sirs, which is an haven of Crete, ye should have hearkened unand lieth toward the south to me, and not have loosed west and north-west.

from Crete, and to have gain. 13 And, when the south ed this harm and loss. wind blew softly, supposing 22 And now, I exhort you that they had obtained their to be of good cheer; for there purpose, loosing thence, they shall be no loss of any man's sailed close by Crete. life among you, but of the ship.

14. But not long after there 23 For there stood by me arose against it a a tempestu- this night the angel of God, ous wind, called Euroclydon. whose I am, and whom I serve,

15 And when the ship was 24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; caught, and could not bear up thou must be brought before into the wind, we let her drive. Cesar; and lo, God hath giv

16 And running under a en thee all them that sail with certain island, which is called thee. Clauda, we had much work to 25 Wherefore, sirs, be of come by the boat ::

good cheer; for I believe God, 17 Which, when they had that it shall be even as it was taken up, they used helps, un- told me. dergirding the ship; and, fear 26 Howbeit, we must be cast ing lest they should fall into upon a certain island. the quick sands, strake sail,c 27 But, when the fourteenth and so were driven.

night was come, as we were 18 And we being exceedingly driven up and down in Adria, tossed with a tempest the next about midnight the shipmen day they lightened the ship; deemed that they drew near

19 And the third day we some country; cast out with our own hands 28 And sounded, and found the tackling of the ship. it twenty fathoms; and, when

20 And when neither sun they had gone a little further, norstars in many days appear- they sounded again, and found ed, and no small tempest lay on it fifteen fathoms. us, all hope that we should be 29 Then, fearing lest they saved was then taken

should have fallen

upon rocks,

they cast four anchors out of . Against it, against the ship. the stern, and wished for the

6 We had much work, we were scarcely able to take in and secure

day. the boat from being lost.

d Adria, or Adriatic sea, which Strako sail, lowered or took in spread around the southern part of


the sails.

his company.

Paul encourageth

Acts. 30 And as the shipmen were 39 And when it was day about to flee out of the ship, they knew not the land; but when they had let down the they discovered a certain creek boat into the sea, under colour with a shore, into the which as though they would have cast they were minded, if it were anchors out of the foreship, possible, to thrust in the ship.

31 Paul said to the centu 40 And, when they had taken rion and to the soldiers, Ex- up the anchors, they committed cept these abide in the ship ye themselves unto the sea, and cannot be saved.

loosed the rudder-bands and 32 Then the soldiers cut off hoised up the mainsail to the the ropes of the boat, and let wind, and made toward shore. her fall off.

41 And, falling into place 33 And, while the day was where two seas met, they ran coming on, Paul besought them the ship aground; and the all to take meat, saying, This forepart stuck fast, and reday is the fourteenth day that mained unmoveable, but the ye have tarried, and continued hinderpart was broken with fasting, having taken nothing. the violence of the waves. 34 Wherefore I pray you

42 And the soldiers' counsel to take some meat; for this is was to kill the prisoners, lest for your health; for there shall any of them should swim out, not an hair fall from the head and escape. of any of you.e

43 But the centurion, will. 35 And, when he had thus ing to save Paul, kept them spoken, he took bread and from their purpose; and com. gave thanks to God in pres- manded that they which could ence of them all; and, when swim, should cast then selves he had broken it, he began to first into the sea, and get to eat.

36 Then were they all of 44 And the rest, good cheer, and they also took boards, and some on broken some meat.

pieces of the ship, and so it 37 And we were in all in

came to pass, that they escapthe ship two hundred three- ed all safe to land. score and sixteen souls.f

CHAP. XXVIII. 38 And when they had eaten Paul is entertained by the bar. enough they lightened the barians: 8 he healeth many in ship, and cast out the wheat the island : 11 he & his cominto the sea.

pany depart toward Rome. There shall not an hair, &c. a

AND when they proverbial expresssion, which im- caped, then they knew that the plied entire safety.

island was called Melita.a Two hundred, 696. 276 souls.

a Melita, now the island of Malta,


some on

were es

Paul healeth
Chap. xxviii.

many diseases. 2 And the barbarous people 10 Who also honoured us shewed us no little kindness; with many honours; and, when for they kindled a fire, and re we departed, they laded us ceived us every one, because with such things as were neof the present rain, and be. cessary, cause of the cold.

11 | And after three months 31 And when Paul had we departed in a ship of Algathered a bundle of sticks, exandria, which had wintered and laid them on the fire, there in the isle, whose sign was came a viper out of the heat, Castor and Pollux. and fastened on his hand.

12 And landing at Syra4 And when the barbarians euse, we tarried there three saw the venomous beast hang days. on his hand, they said among

13 And from thence we themselves, No doubt this man fetched a compass,b and came is a murderer, whom though to Rhegium ; and after one he had escaped the sea, yet day the south wind blew, and vengeance suffereth not to live.

we came the next day to Pu5 And he shook off the beast teoli ; into the fire, and felt no harm. 14 Where we found breth

6 Howbeit, they looked ren, and were desired to tarry when he should have swollen, with them seven days; and or fallen down dead suddenly; so we went toward Rome. but after they had looked a 15 And from thence, when great while, and saw no harm the brethren heard of us, they come to him, they changed came to meet us as far as Aptheir minds, and said that he pii Forum and The Three was a god.

Taverns; whom, when Paul Ty In the same quarters saw, he thanked God, and were possessions of the chief took courage. man of the island, whose name 16 And when we came to was Publius; who received Rome the centurion delivered us, and lodged us three days the prisoners to the captain of courteously.

the guard; but Paul was suf8. And it came to pass, that fered to dwell by himself with the father of Publius lay siek a soldier that kept him. of a fever and of a bloody flux; 17 | And it came to pass, to whom Paul entered in, and that, after three days, Paul prayed, and laid his hands on called the chief of the Jews him, and healed him.

together; and, when they 9 So when this was done, were come together, he said others also, which had diseas- unto them, Men and brethren, es in the island, came and b Fetched a compass, that is, went were healed;

about, or coasted round.

Paul concerteth


some of the Jews. though I have committed no. prophets, from morning till thing against the people, or evening. customs of our fathers, yet was 24 And some believed the I delivered prisoner from Jeru- things which were spoken, and salem into the hands of the some believed not. Romans :

25 And when they agreed 18 Who, when they had not among themselves they deexamined me, would have let parted, after that Paul'had me go, because there was no spoken one word, Well spake cause of death in me.

the Holy Ghost by Esaias e 19 But, when the Jews the prophet unto our fathers, spake against it, I was con 26 Saying, Go unto this strained to appeal unto Cesar; people, and say, Hearing ye not that I had ought to accuse shall hear, and shall not unmy nation of.

derstand; and seeing ye shall 20 For this cause therefore, see, and not perceive : have I called for you, to see you,

27 For the heart of this and to speak with you; because people is waxed gross, and that for the hope of Israelc I their ears are dull of hearing, am bound with this chain. and their eyes haye they clos

21 And they said unto him, ed; lest they should see with We neither received letters their eyes, and hear with their out of Judea concerning thee, ears, and understand with their neither any of the brethren heart, and should be convertthat came shewed or spake ed, and I should heal them, any harm of thee.

28 Be it known, therefore, 22 But we desire to hear of unto you, that the salvation of thee what thou thinkest; for God is sent onto the Gentiles, as concerning this sect, d we and that they will hear it. know that every where it is 29 And, when he had said spoken against

these words, the Jews depart23 1 And when they had ed, and had great reasoning appointed him a day, theft among themselves. came many to him into his 30 | And Paul dwelt two lodging; to whom he expound- whole years in his own hired ed and testified the kingdom house, and received all that of God, persuading them con came in unto him, cerning Jesus, both out of the 31 Preaching the kingdom law of Moses, and out of the of God, and teaching those

things which concern the Lord c For that religion which is the

Jesus Christ, with all confidope of Israel.

dence, no man forbidding him . This sect, the professors and supporters of the Christian religion, e Esaias, Isaiah vi, 9, 10

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