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God, which they themselves also judgment to come, Felix tremallow, that there shall be a bled, and answered, Go thy way resurrection of the dead, both for this time; when I have a of the just and unjust.
convenient season, I will call for 16 And herein do I exercise thee. myself, to have always a con- 26 He hoped also that monscience void of offence toward ey should have been given him God, and toward men.
of Paul, that he might loose him: 17 Now, after many years, I wherefore he sent for him the came to bring alms to my na- oftener,and communed with him. tion, and offerings.
27 But after two years Por18 Whereupon certain Jews cius Festus came into Felix's from Asia found me purified in room : and Felix, willing to the temple, neither with multi-shew the Jews a pleasure, left tude, nor with tumult:
Paul bound. 19 Who ought to have been
CHAP. XXV. here before thee, and object, if
2 The Jews accuse Paul before Festus ; 8 they had aught against me. he answereth for himself, and appealeth
20 Or else let these same unto Cesar, &c. here say, if they have found any NOW. when Festus was come
, before the council,
three days he ascended from 21 Except it be for this one Cesarea to Jerusalem. voice, that I cried, standing 2 Then the high priest and among them, Touching the the chief of the Jews informed resurrection of the dead I am him against Paul, and besought called in question by you this him, day.
3 And desired favour against 22 And when Felix heard him, that he would send for him these things, having more per- to Jerusalem, laying wait in the fect knowledge of that way, he way to kill him. deferred them, and said, When 4 But Festus answered, that Lysias the chief captain shall Paul should be kept at Cesarea, come down, I will know the ut- and that he himself would determost of your matter. part shortly thither.
23 And he commanded a cen- 5 Let them therefore, said turion to keep Paul, and to let he, which among you are able, him have liberty, and that he go down with me, and accuse should forbid none of his ac- this man, if there be any wickquaintance to minister, or come edness in him. unto him.
6 And when he had tarried 24 And after certain days, among them more than ten days, when Felix came with his wife he went down unto Cesarea; Drusilla, which was a Jewess, and the next day sitting on the he sent for Paul, and heard him judgment-seat, commanded Paul concerning the faith in Christ. to be brought.
25 And as he reasoned of 7 And when he was come, righteousness, temperance, and the Jews which came down from
Jerusalem stood round about, mans to deliver any man to dic, and laid many and grievous before that he which is accused complaints against Paul, which have the accusers face to face, they could not prove;
and have license to answer for 8 While he answered for him- himself concerning the crime self, Neither against the law of laid against him. the Jews, neither against the 17 Therefore, when they were temple, nor yet against Cesar come hither, without any delay have I offended any thing at on the morrow I sat on the judgall.
ment-seat, and commanded the 9 But Festus, willing to do man to be brought forth; the Jews a pleasure, answered 18 Against whom, when the Paul, and said, Wilt thou go up accusers stood up, they brought to Jerusalem, and there be judg- none accusation of such thin s ed of these things before me ? as I supposed:
10 Then said Paul, I stand 19 But had certain questions at Cesar's judgment-seat, where against him of their own superI ought to be judged: to the stition, and of one Jesus, which Jews have I done no wrong, as was dead, whom Paul affirmed thou very well knowest. to be alive.
11 For if I be an offender, 20 And because I doubted of or have committed any thing such manner of questions, I askworthy of death, I refuse not to ed him whether he would go to die: but if there be none of these Jerusalem, and there be judged things whereof these accuse me, of these matters. no man may deliver me un 21 But when Paul had apto them.
I appeal unto Ce- pealed to be reserved unto the sar.
hearing of Augustus, I comman12 Then Festus, when he ded him to be kept till I might had conferred with the council, send him to Cesar. answered, Hast thou appealed 22 Then Agrippa said unto unto Cesar? unto Cesar shalt Festus, I would also hear the
man myself. To-morrow, said 13 And after certain days, he, thou shalt hear him. king Agrippa and Bernice came 23 And on the morrow, when unto Cesarea, to salute Festus. Agrippa was come, and Bernice,
14 And when they had been with great pomp, and was enterthere many days, Festus declar- ed into the place of hearing, ed Paul's cause unto the king, with the chief captains and saying, There is a certain man principal men of the city, at left in bonds by Felix : Festus' commandment Paul was
15 About whom, when I was brought forth. at Jerusalem, the chief priests 24 And Festus said, King and the elders of the Jews in- Agrippa, and all men which are formed me, desiring to have judg- here present with us, ye see this ment against him.
man about whom all the multi16 To whom I answered, It tude of the Jews have dealt with is not the manner of the Ro- me, both at Jernsalem, and also
here, crying that he ought not lise made of God unto our fathto live any longer.
ers : 25 But when I found that he 7 Unto which promise our had committed nothing worthy twelve tribes, instantly serving of death, and that he himself God day and night, hope to hath appealed to Augustus, I come. For which hope's sake, have determined to send him. king Agrippa, I am accused of
26 Of whom I have no certain the Jews. thing to write unto my lord. 8 Why should it be thought Wherefore I have brought him a thing incredible with you, that forth before you, and specially God should raise the dead! before thee, Oking Agrippa, 9 I verily thought with myself, that after examination had, Í that I ought to do many things might have somewhat to contrary to the name of Jesus write.
of Nazareth. 27 For it seemeth to me un- 10 Which thing I also did in reasonable to send a prisoner, Jerusalem: and many of the and not withal to signify the saints did I shut up in prison, crimes laid against him. having received authority from CHAP. XXVI.
the chief priests; and when they 1 Paul, before Agrippa declareth, his life, were put to death, I gave my
12 and his wonderful conversion, &c. voice against them. THEN Agrippa said unto 11 And I punished them oft
Paul, Thou art permitted in every synagogue, and comto speak for thyself. Then Paul pelled them to blaspheme : and stretched forth the hand, and being exceedingly mad against answered for himself:
them, I persecuted them even 2 I think myself happy, king unto strange cities. Agrippa, because I shall answer 12 Whereupon, as I went for myself this day before thee, to Damascus, with authority and touching all the things whereof commission from
from the chief I am accused of the Jews : priests,
3 Especially, because I know 13 At mid-day, O king, I saw thee to be expert in all customs in the way a light from heaven, and questions which are among above the brightness of the sun, the Jews: wherefore I beseech shining round about me, and thee to hear me patiently, them which journeyed with me.
4 My manner of life from 14 And when we were all my youth, which was at the first fallen to the earth, I heard a among mine own nation at Je-voice speaking unto me, and rusalem, know all the Jews, saying in the Hebrew tongue,
5 Which knew me from the Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou beginning, (if they would testify,) me?' It is hard for thee to kick that after the most straitest sect against the pricks. of our religion, I lived a Phari- 15 And I said, Who art thou,
Lord ? And he said, I am Jesus 6 And now I stand, and am whom thou persecutest. judged for the hope of the prom- 16 But rise, and stand upon
For I am per
thy feet: for I have appeared
25 But he said, I am not mad, into thee for this purpose, to most noble Festus; but speak make thee a minister and a wit-forth the words of truth and soness both of these things which berness. thou hast seen, and of those 26 For the king knoweth of things in the which I will ap- these things, before whom also pear unto thee :
I speak freely. 17 Delivering thee from the suaded that none of these things people, and from the Gentiles, are hidden from him; for this unto whom now I send thee, thing was not done in a corner.
18 To open their eyes, and 27 King Agrippa, believest to turn them from darkness to thou the prophets? I'know that light, and from the power of thou believest. Satan unto God, that they may 28 Then Agrippa said unto receive forgiveness of sins, and Paul, Almost thou persuadest inheritance among them which me to be a Christian. are sanctified by faith that is in 29 And Paul said, I would to me.
God, that not only thou, but al19 Whereupon, king Agrip- so all that hear me this day, pa, I was not disobedient unto were both almost, and altogeththe heavenly vision :
er such as I am, except these 20 But shewed first into them bonds. of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, 30 And when he had thus and throughout all the coasts of spoken, the king rose up, and the Judea, and then to the Gentiles, governor, and Bernice, and they that they should repent and turn that sat with them: to God, and do works meet for 31 And when they were gone repentance.
aside, they talked between them21 For these causes the Jews selves, saying, This man doeth caught me in the temple, and nothing worthy of death, or of went about to kill me.
bonds. 22 Having therefore obtained 32 Then said Agrippa unto help of God, I continue unto Festus, This man might have this day, witnessing both to been set at liberty, if he had not small and great, saying none appealed unto Cesar. other things than those which CHAP. XXVII. the prophets and Moses did say 1 Paul, shipping towards Rome, 10 foretelleth should come :
the danger of the voyage, but is not be23 That Christ should suffer, lieved, &c. and that he should be the first AND when it was determined and should shew light unto the Italy, they delivered Paul and people, and to the Gentiles. certain other prisoners unto one
24 And as he thus spake for named Julins, a centurion of himself, Festus said with a loud Augustus' band. voice, Paul, thou art beside thy- 2 And entering into a ship self; much learning doth make of Adramyttium, we launched, thee mad.
meaning to sail by the coasts of
Asia, one Aristarchus, a Mace-part thence also, if by any means donian of Thessalonica, being they might attain to Phenice, with us.
and there to winter; which is a 3 And the next day we touch-haven of Crete, and lieth toed at Sidon. And Julius cour-ward the south-west and northteously entreated Paul, and gave west. him liberty to go unto his friends 13 And when the south wind to refresh himself.
blew softly, supposing that they 4 And when he had launch-had obtained their purpose, loosed from thence, we sailed under ing thence, they sailed close by Cyprus, because the winds were Crete. contrary.
14 But not long after there 5 And when we had sailed arose against it a tempestuous over the sea of Cilicia and Pam- wind, called Euroclydon. phylia, we came to Myra, a city 15 And when the ship was of Lycia.
caught, and could not bear up 6 And there the centurion into the wind, we let her drive. found a ship of Alexandria sail- .16 And running under a cering into Italy ; and he put us tain island which is called Clautherein.
da, we had much work to come 7 And when we had sailed by the boat: slowly many days, and scarce 17 Which when they had tawere come over against Cnidus, ken up, they used helps, underthe wind not suffering us, we girding the ship; and fearing lest sailed under Crete, over against they should fall into the quickSalmone:
sands, strake sail, and so were 8 And hardly passing it, came driven. unto a place which is called, The 18 And we being exceedingly Fair Havens; nigh whereunto tossed with a tempest, the next was the city of Lasea,
day they lightened the ship; 9 Now, when much time 19 And the third day we cast was spent, and when sailing was out with our own hands the now dangerous, because the fast tackling of the ship. was now already past, Paul ad- 20 And when neither sun nor monished them,
stars in many days appeared, and 10 And said unto them, Sirs, no small tempest lay on us, all I perceive that this voyage will hope that we should be saved be with hurt and much damage, was then taken away, not only of the lading and ship, 21 But after long abstinence, but also of our lives.
Paul stood forth in the midst of 11 Nevertheless, the centu- them, and said, Sirs, ye should rion believed the master and
the have hearkened unto me,and not owner of the ship more than have loosed from Crete, and to those things which were spoken have gained this
harm and loss. by Paul.
122 And now I exbort you to 12 And because the haven be of good cheer: for there shall was not commodious to winter be no loss of any man's life in, the more part advised to de- among you, but of the ship.