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Prophecy of Agabus.


Paul's visit to Jerusalem. 28 Take heed therefore unto your.

A.D. 60. Holy Ghost, $o shallo the Jews at Jeruselves, and to all the flock, over the which

salem bind the man that owneth this the Holy Ghost hath made youc over- a Col. 4. 17. girdle, and shall deliver him into the seers, to feed the churchd of God, which 1 Ti. 4. 16. hands of the Gentiles. he hath purchased with his own blood.

b verse 33.

12 And when we heard these things, 29 For I know this, that after my de

chap 20.23. both we, and they of that place, besoughts

cHe. 13. 17. parting shall grievous wolves 9 enter in

d Pr. 10. 21.

him not to go up to Jerusalem. among you, not sparingk the flock.

Je. 3. 15.

13 Then Paul answered, What mean ye 30 Ålso of youri own selves shall men John 21.15..


and to break mine heart? for I am arise, speaking perverse things, to draw 17. readyj not to be bound only, but also to die away disciples after them.

1 Pe.5.2,3. at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus. 31 Therefore watch,k and remember, that e Ep. 1. 14. 14 And when he would not be per;

Col. 1. 14. by the space of three years I ceased not to

suaded, we ceased, saying, The willt of

He. 9.12,14. the Lord be done. warnm every one night and day with tears.

1 Pe.1.18,19 32 And now, brethren, I commend you

15 And after those days we took up our

Re. 5. 9. to God, and to the word of his grace, Mat.18.22, carriages, and went up to Jerusalem. which is ablen to build you up, and to


16 There went with us also certain of give you an inheritance among all them Mat. 7. 15. the disciples of Cæsarea, and brought which are sanctified.

2 Pe. 2.1. with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an old 33 Io have coveted no man's silver, or h Je. 13. 20. disciple, with whom we should lodge. gold, or apparel.

23. 1. 17 And when we were come to Jerusa34 Yea, ye yourselves' know, that these Eze.34.2,3. lem, the brethren received usi gladly.

Zec. 11. 17. hands have ministered unto my necessi

il John 2.19.

18 And the day following Paul went in ties, and to them that were with me.

Jude 4, &c.

with us unto James ;t and all the elders 35 I have shewed you all things, how; 2 Ti. 4. 6. were present. that so labouring ye ought to support“ *2 Ti. 4.5. 19 And when he had saluted them, he the weak, and to remember the words of Mat. 6. 10. declared particularly what things God the Lord Jesus, how he said, Itw is more 26. 42. had wrought among the Gentiles by his blessed to give than to receive.

m Col. 1. 28. ministry. 36 And when he had thus spoken, he John 17. 17. 20 And when they heard it, they glorikneeled v down, and prayed with them all.

chap 26.18. fied the Lord; and said unto him, Thou

Cal. 1. 12. 37 And they all wept sore, and fell:

He. 9. 15.

seest, brother, how many thousands of on Paul's neck, and kissed him,

1 Pe. 1. 4.

Jews there are which believe; and they 38 Sorrowing most of all for the words a vi Sa. 12. 3. are all zealous of the law: which he spake, that they should see his 1 Co. 9. 12. 21 And they are informed of thee, that face no more. And they accompanied 2 Co. 7. 2. thou teachest all the Jews which are among him unto the ship.

9 Pr. 16. 31. the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that CHAPTER XXI.

chap. 18. 3. they ought not to circumcise their childAnd it came to pass, that after we 1 Co. 4. 12. ren, neither to walk after the customs.

1 Th. 2. 9. were gotten from them, and had launched,

22 What is it therefore ? the multitude

2 Th. 3. 8. we came with a straight course unto Coos,

& chap. 15. 4.

must needs come together :d for they and the day following unto Rhodes, and

vill hear that thou art come.

t ch.15.13,&c. from thence unto Patara :

Ga. 1. 19.

23 Do therefore this that we say to thee : 2 And finding a ship sailing over unto u Ro. 15.1.

We have four men which have a vow on Phenicia, we went aboard, and set forth. Ep. 4. 28.

3 Now when we had discovered Cy. 1 Th. 5. 14. 24 Them take, and purify thyself with prus, we left it on the left hand, and sailed "Ro.15.18,19 them, and be at charges with them, that into Syria, and landed at Tyre : for there w Lu.14.12..14 they may shave their heads : and all may the ship was to unlade her burden.

*chap.20.24. know, that those things, whereof they 4 And finding disciples, we tarried 2 C0. 12. 12. were informed concerning thee, are, nothere seven days: who said to Paul chap: 21. 5. thing; but that thou thyself also walkest through the Spirit, that he should not z Ge. 46. 29. orderly, and keepest the law. go up to Jerusalem.

a verse 25.

25 As touching the Gentiles which be5 And when we had accomplished those chap. 22. 3. lieve, we have written, and concluded

Ro. 10. 2. days, we departed and went our way:

that they observe no such thing, save only

cGa. 5. 3. and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till we were out of the chap. 19.32. offered to idols, and from blood, and city: and we kneeled down on the shore, e chap:18. 18. from strangled, and from fornication.'

, 13 and prayed.


26 Then Paul took the men, and the 6 And when we had taken our leave Iverse 12. next day. purifying himself with them, one of another, we took ship; and they ch.15.20,29. entered into the temple, to signify the returned home again. y And when we had finished our course

accomplishments of the days of purifi1 chap.20.36.

cation, until that an offering should be from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais, and 11 Co. 9. 20. offered for every

one of them. saluted the brethren, and abode with them j chap.24.18. 27 And when the seven days were almost one day

k Nu. 6. 13. ended, the Jews' which were of Asia, when 8 And the next day, we that were of 1 chap.24.18. they saw him in the temple, stirred up all Paul's company departed, and came unto mchap.26.21. the people, and laid handsın on him, Cæsarea : and we entered into the house ch.8.26..40. 28 Crying out, Men of Israel, help: this is of Philipthe evangelist, which was one • Ep. 4. 11. the man, that teacheth® all men every where of the seven ;9 and abode with him.

2 Ti. 4. 5.

against the
people, and

the law, and this place; 9 And the same man had four daugh- ch.6.13, 14. and further, brought Greeks also into the ters, virgins, which did prophesy.

24. 5, 6. temple, and hath polluted this holy place. 10 And as we tarried there many days, achap. 6.5. 29 (For they had seen before with there came down from Judæa a certain rchap. 2. 17. him, in the city, Trophimụs. an Epheprophet, named Agabus.

Joel 2. 28. sian, whom they supposed that Paul had ii And when he was come unto us, he schap. 20. 4. brought into the temple.) took Paul's girdle, and bound his own t chap. 11.28. 30 And all the city was moved, and hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the

the people ran together: and they took


Rescued from the Jews.

His defence. Paul, and drew him out of the temple: A.D. 60. 11 And when I could not see for the glory and forthwith the doors were shut.

of that light, being led by the hand of them 31 And as they went abouta to kill him, a 2Co. 11. 23, that were with me, I came into Damascus. tidings came unto the chief captain of the chap. 9.17. according to the law, having a good a

a devout man 32 Whoc immediately took soldiers and cchap.23.27. report of all the Jews which dwelt there,

24.7. centurions, and ran down unto them: and

13 Came unto me, and stood, and said when they saw the chief captain and the

d chap. 10.22.
1 Ti.3.7.

unto me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight. soldiers, they left beating of Paul.

And the same hour I looked up upon

He. 11. 2. 33 Then the chief captain came near,

him. and took him, and commanded him to be

e chap. 3. 13.

14 And he said, Thee God of our fathers

5.30. bounds wit two chains; and demanded Sverse 11. hath chosen 9 thee, that thou shouldest who he was, and what he had done. chap.20.23. know his will, and see that Justi One, and 34 And some cried one thing, some an

Ep. 6. 20.

shouldest hear the voicej of his mouth. other, among the multitude: and when ychap. 9.15. 15 For thouk shalt be his witness unto he could not know the certainty for the Ga. 1. 15. all men, of what thou hast seen and heard. tumult, he commanded him to be carried | h verse 18. 16 And now, why tarriest thou? arise, into the castle.?

1 Co. 9. 1. and be baptized, and wash m away thy 35 And when he came upon the stairs, 15. 8. sins, calling on the name of the Lord. so it was, that he was borne of the soldiers, ichap. 3. 14. 17 And it came to pass, that when I was for the violence of the people.


come again to Jerusalem, even while I 36 For the multitude of the people fol- 1 Co, 11, 23. prayed in the temple, I was in a trance ;P

Ga. . lowed after, crying, Away' with him!

18 And sawr him saying unto me, Make 37 And as Paul was to be led into the kchap.23.11. haste, and get thee quickly out of Jeru. castle, he said unto the chief captain, 26.16,&c. salem : for they will not receive thy tes. May I speak unto thee? Who said, Canst 'ch.23. 10,16 timony concerning me. thou speak Greek ?

m He. 10. 22. 19 And I said, Lord, they know that I 38 Art not thou that B Egyptian, which

1 Pe. 3. 21.

imprisoned and beat in every synagogue before these days madest an uproar, and "Ro. 10, 13. them that believed on thee: leddest out into the wilderness four thou

1 Co. 1. 2. 20 And when the blood of thy martyr sand men that were murderers ?

o Ps. 55. 9. Stephen was shed, It also was standing 39 But Paul said, I“ am a man which am

Hab. 1. 3.

by, and consenting unto his death, and a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, aw citi- P 2 Co. 12.2. kept the raiment of them that slew him. zen of no mean city: and, I beseech thee, schap.22.22. 21 And he said unto me, Depart: for* I suffer me to speak unto the people.

Lu. 23. 18. will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles. 40 And when he had given him licence,

John 19.15. 22 And they gave him audience unto Paul stood on the stairs, and beckonedý

1 Co.4.13.

this word, and then lifted up their voices, with the band unto the people. And when

r verse 14.

and said, Away with such a fellow from the there was made a great silence, he spake

& verse 4. earth: for: it is not fit that he should live. unto them in the Hebrew tongue, saying,

B This Egyp- 23 And as they cried out, and cast off CHAPTER XXII.

tian rose

their clothes, and threw dust into the air, MEN,brethren, and fathers, hear ye

A.D. 55.

24 The chief captain commanded him my defence, which I make now unto you.

chap. 5. 36. to be brought into the castle, and bade 2 (And when they heard that he spake chap.7. 58. that he should be examined by scourging in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept « chap. 9. 11. that he might know wherefore they cried the more silence: and he saith,)


so against him. 3 I am verily a man which am a Jew, born

v chap. 8.1.

25 And as they bound him with thongs,

w chap.22.25 in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up ch.13.2;47: Paul said unto the centurion that stood in this city, at the feet ofd Gamaliel, and Ro. 1. 5.

by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man taught according to the perfect manner 11. 13. that is a Roman,' and uncondemned ? of the law of the fathers, and was 9 zea- 15. 16. 26 When the centurion heard that, he lous toward God, as yes all are this day. Ga. 2. 7,8. went and told the chief captain, saying, 4. And I persecuted: this way unto the

Ep. 3.7, 8. Take heed what thou doest: for this man death, binding and delivering into prisons

1 Ti. 2.7.

is a Roman. both men and women.

y chap.12.17.

27 Then the chief captain came, and 5 As also the high priest doth bear me

chap. 25.24. said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Rowitness, and all the estate of the elders : 152.3.15. man?

He said, Yea. from whom also I received letters unto cchap. 21.39. 28 And the chief captain answered, the brethren, and went to Damascus,k to 2 Co. 11. 22. With a great sum obtained I this freedom. bring them which were there bound unto Phi. 3. 5. And Paul said, But I was free born. Jerusalem, for to be punished.

d chap.5.34. 29 Then straightway they departed from 6 And it came to pass, that, as I made my chap. 16.37. him which should have y examined him: journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus 25.16. and the chief captain also was afraid, about noon, suddenly there shone from chap.26.5. after he knew that he was a Roman, and

g 1. 14. heaven a great light round about me.

because he had bound him.

hchap. 21.20. 7 And I fell unto the ground, and

Ro. 10. 2.

30 On the morrow, because he would heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, ichap. 8. 3. have known the certainty wherefore he was why persecutest thou me?

26. 9..13. accused of the Jews, he loosed him from his 8 And I answered, Who art thou, Lord ? Phi. 3. 6. bands, and commanded the chief priests And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Na- 1 Ti.1. 13. and all their council to appear, and brought zareth, whom thou persecute

k chap.9.2,&c Paul down, and set him before them. 9 And they that were with me sawm in-yor, tortur

CHAPTER XXIII. deed the light, and were afraid; but they chap.23.28.

AND Paul, earnestly beholding the heard not the voice of him that spake to me.

m Da, 10. 7. council, said, Men and brethren, I n have 10 And I said, What shall I do, Lord? n chap.24. 16. lived in all good conscience before God And the Lord said unto me, Arise, and 2 Co. 1. 12. until this day. go into Damascus; and there it shall be He. 13. 18. 2 And the high priest Ananias comtold thee of all things which are appoint. • John 18.22. manded them that stood by him to smito ed for thee to do.

himo on the mouth.

manner :


Conspiracy against Paul. THE ACTS, XXIV.

The speech of Tertullus. 3 Then said Paul unto him, God shall A. D. 60. for there lie in wait for him of them more smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest

than forty men, which have bound themthou to judge me after the law, and com- a Le. 19. 35. selves with an oath, that they will neimandest me to be smitten contrary to De. 25. 1, 2. ther eat nor drink 'till they have killed the law ?

John 7. 61. him: and now are they ready, looking 4 And they that stood by said, Re-6 Ex. 22. 28. for a promise from thee. vilest thou God's high priest?

Ec. 10. 20. 22 So the chief captain then let the 5 Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, 2 Pe. 2. 10. young man depart, and charged him,

Jude 8. that he was the high priest: for it is writ:

See thou tell no man that thou hast ten, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ru- cchap.26.5. shewed these things to me. ler of thy people.

Phi. 3. 5. 23 And he called unto him two centu6 But when Paul perceived that the one d ch.24.15,21. rions, saying, Make ready two hundred part were Sadducees, and the other Pha

26.6. soldiers to go to Cæsarea, and horsemen risees, he cried out in the council, Men 28. 20.

threescore and ten, and spearmen two and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of e Mat. 22. 23. hundred, at the third hour of the night; a Pharisee: ofd the hope and resurrection Mar. 12. 18. 24 And provide them beasts, that they of the dead I am called in question.

Lu. 20. 27. may set Paul on, and bring him safe 7 And when he had so said, there arose a schap. 21.33. unto Felix the governor. dissension between the Pharisees and the


25 And he wrote a letter after this Sadducees: and the multitude was divided.

g chap.25.25. 8 For the Sadduceese say that there is


26 Claudius Lysias unto the most ex. no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit:

cellent governor Felix sendeth greeting. but the Pharisees confess both.

k ch.22.17,18

27 This man was taken of the Jews, and 9 And there arose a great cry: and the ichap. 22.30. should have been killed of them; then scribes that were of the Pharisees' part kchap. 5. 39.

came I with an army, and rescued him, arose, and strove, saying, We findno

having understood that he was a Roman. evil in this man: but if a spirith or an

Ichap. 18.15.

28 Andi when I would have known angel hath spoken to him, let us notk 25.19. the cause wherefore they accused him, fight against God.

m chap. 26.31. I brought him forth into their council: 10 And when there arose a great dissen- rver. 20, 21. 29 Whom, I perceived to be accused sion, the chief captain, fearing lest Paul ochap. 24.8. of questions? of their law, but to have should have been pulled' in pieces of them, 25.6. nothing laid to his charge worthy of commanded the soldiers to go down, and r chap. 18.9. death or of bonds. to take him by force from among them, 27.23, 24. 30 And when" it was told me, how that and to bring him into the castle.

Ps. 46. 1, 7. the Jews laid wait for the man, I sent 11 And the night following the Lord 9 ch.28.30,31. straightway to thee, and gaveo commandstood P by him, and said, Be of good Ro.1.15. ment to his accusers also, to say before cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified

rver. 21, 30.

thee what they had against him. Farewell. of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear


31 Then the soldiers, as it was witness also at Rome. ?

manded them, took Paul, and brought 12 And when it was day, certainof B or, with him by night to Antipatris. the Jews banded together, and bound

an oath of

32 On the morrow they left the horsethemselves B under a curse, saying that


men to go with him, and returned to the they would neither eat nor drink till

castle: they had killed Paul.

& Ps. 31. 13.

33 Who, when they came to Cæsarea, 13 And they were more than forty tver. 25..30. and delivered the epistlet to the gover. which had made this conspiracy.

u Ho. 4. 9. nor, presented Paul also before him. 14 And they came to the chief“ priests vchap.21.39. 34 And when the governor had read and elders, and said, We have bound our: w ch. 24.1,&c. the letter, he asked of what province he selves under a great curse, that we will 25. 16.

And when he understood that he eat nothing until

we have slain Paul. 15 Now therefore ye, with the council, y Ps. 21. 11.

* Mat. 27. 27. was of Cilicia ;'

35 I will hear thee, said he, when thine signify to the chief captain that he bring

37.32,33. accusers are also come.

And he comhim down unto you to morrow, as though - chap. 23. 2. manded him to be kept in: Herod's ye would inquire something more per

25. 2. judgment hall. fectly concerning him: and we, or ever he come near, are readyy to kill him.

a 2 Sa. 17. 17. AND after five days, Ananias: the high

CHAPTER XXIV. 16 And when Paul's sister's son heard | Ps. 11. 2.

priest descended with the elders, and with of their lying in wait, he went and en- c Pr. 22.3. à certain orator named Tertullus, who intered into the castle, and told Paul. Mat. 10. 16. formed the governor against Paul.

17 Thenc Paul called one of the cen. d Ps. 12. 2. 2 And when he was called forth, Ter. turions unto him, and said, Bring this

tullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing young man unto the chief captain; for

echap. 28.17.

Ep. 3. 1. he hath a certain thing to tell him.

that by thee we enjoy great quietness,

4.1. and that very worthy deeds a are done 18 So he took him, and brought him to Philem, 9. unto this nation by thy providence, the chief captain, and said, Paul the pri

3 We accept it always, and in al places, sonere called me unto him, and prayed

I chap. 6.13.

18.20. most noble Felix, with all thankfulness. me to bring this young man unto thee,

17.6. 4 Notwithstanding, that I be pot furwho hath something to say unto thee.

21.28. ther tedious unto thee, I pray thee that 19 Then the chief captain took him by Lu. 23.2. thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency the hand, and went with him aside pri. 1 Pe.2.12,19 a few words. vately, and asked him, What is that thou

g verge 12.

5 For we have found this man a pesti. hast to tell me?

lent fellow, and a mover of sedition among 20 And he said, The Jews have agreed 4 chap.19.37 all the Jews throughout the world, and a to desire thee that thou wouldest bring


ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes: down Paul to morrow into the council,

i John 18.31.

Who also hath gone about to profane as though they would inquire somewhat * Ex. 23. 2. of him more perfectly.

the temple, whom we took, and would

1 chap.21.33. have judgedi according to our law. 21 Butk do not thou yield unto them;

7 But the chief captain Lysias came



no more


Paul's answer and defence. THE ACTS, XXV.

He appeals to Cæsar. upon us, and with great violence took | A. D. 60..62. 2 Then the high priest and the chief him away out of our hands,

of the Jews informed him against Paul, 8 Commanding his accusers a to come a chap: 23.30. and besought him, unto thee: by examining, of whom, thy

b ch.23.14,15. 3 And desired favour against him, that self mayest take knowledge of all these B Feliz, he would send for him to Jerusalem, laythings, whereof we accuse him.

made' Pro. ingh wait in the way to kill him. 9 And the Jews also assented, saying curator 4 But Festus answered, that Paul that these things were so.

over Judæa, should be kept at Cæsarea, and that he 10 Then Paul, after that B the governor

A.D. 53.

himself would depart shortly thither. had beckoned unto him to speak, an- c1 Pe. 3. 15. 5 Let them therefore, said he, which swered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many years a judge unto yor, as some among you are able, go down with me,

copies read, and accuse, this man, if there be any this nation, I do the more cheerfully an

wickedness in him. swere for myself:

than eight

6 And when he had tarried among 11 Because that thou mayest understand or ten days. them y more than ten days, he went that there are yet but twelve days since a chap.21.16. down unto. Cæsarea; and the next day I went up tod Jerusalem for to worship. e chap.25.8. sitting on the judgment seat, command

12 And they neithere found me in the 28.17. ed Paul to be brought. temple disputing with any man, neither 11 Pe. 3. 16. w And when he was come, the Jews raising up the people, neither in the syn. g ch. 24.5, 13. which came down from Jerusalem stood

Ps. 35. 11. agogues, nor in the city:

round about, and laid many and griev. 13 Neither can they proves the things

Mat.5.11,12 h Mi. 4. 5.

complaints against Paul, which e whereof they now accuse me.

they could not prove.

i 2 Ti. 1. 3. 14 But this I confess unto thee, that

k chap. 26.22.

8 While he answered for himself, Nei. after the way which they call heresy, * 28.23. ther against the law of the Jews, neither 80 h worship the God ofi my fathers, Lu. 24. 27. against the temple, nor yet against Cæbelieving all things which arek written chap. 13.15. sar, have I offended any thing at all. in the law and in the prophets;

Mat. 22. 40. 9 But Festus, willing to do the Jews a 15 And have hopem toward 'God, which Lu. 16. 16. pleasure, answered Paul, and said, Wilt they themselves also allow, that there John 1. 45. thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be shall be a resurrection ~ of the dead, both

Ro. 3. 21.

judged of these things before me? of the just and unjust.

mch.23.6, &c.

10 Then said Paul, I stand at Cæsar's 16 And herein do I exercise myself,


judgment seat, where I ought to be judga

28.20, &c. to have always a conscience void of of

ed: to the Jews have I done no wrong,

* Da. 12. 2. fence toward God, and toward men.

Jno.5.28,29. as thou very well knowest. 17 Now after many years, I came P to 1 Co.15.12..

11 For if I be an offender, or have bring alms to my nation, and offerings.

27. committed any thing worthy of death, 18 Whereupon certain Jews from Asia Re.20.6,13. I refuse not to die: but if there be none found me purified in the temple, neither chap: 23. 1. of these things whereof these accuse me, with multitude, nor with tumult:

p ch.11.29,30. no man may deliver me unto them. I 19 Who ought to have been here 9 before thee, and object, if they had ought against me.

Ro. 16. 25. appealunto Cæsar.

12 Then Festus, when he had conferred 20' Or else let these same here say, if

4 chap.25.16.
rchap. 26. 32. with the council

, answered, Hast thou they have found any evil doing in me, 8 verse 7. appealed unto Cæsar? unto Cæsar shalt while I stood before the council,

t verse 2, 3. 21 Except it be for this one voice, that u chap.27.3. 13 And after certain days, king AgripI cried standing among them, Touching 28.16. pa and Bernice came unto Cæsarea, to the resurrection of the dead, I am called v Pr. 16. 12. salute Festus.

Je.22.15.,17 in question by you this day.

14 And when they had been there

Da. 4. 27. 22 And when Felix heard these things,

John 16. 8.

many days, Festus declared Paul's cause having more perfect knowledge of that

unto the king, saying: There is a certain way, he deferred them, and said, When

w Pr. 31. 4, 5.

man left in bonds by Felix:

Da. 5. 1..4. Lysias. the chief captain shall come down,

Ho. 7.5.

15 About whom, when I was at JeruI will know the uttermost of your matter. 1 Pe. 4. 4. salem, the chief priests and the elders of

23 And he commanded a centurion to Ps. 50. 3, 4. the Jews informed me, desiring to have keep Paul, and to let him have liberty,u and Da. 12. 2. judgment against him. that he should forbid none of his acquaint- Mat. 25.31.. 16 To whom I answered, It is not the ance to minister or come unto him.

46. manner of the Romans to deliver any 24 And after certain days, when Felix 2 Co. 5. 10. man to die, before that he which is accame with his wife Drusilla, which was

Re. 20. 12. cused have the accusers face to face, and a. Jewess, he sent for Paul and heard y verse 6. have licence to answer for himself con

2 Ps. 99. 1. him concerning the faith in Christ.

Is. 32. 11. cerning

the crime laid against him. 25 And as he reasoned ofv righteousness, Hab. 3. 16.

17 Therefore, when they were come temperance, 10 and judgment* to come, He. 4.1,

12. hither, without any delay on the morrow Felix trembled,” and answered, Goa thý a Pr.1.24..32. I sat on the judgment seat, and comway for this time; when I have a con- Mat. 22. 5. manded the man to be brought forth. venient season, I will call for thee.

25. 1..10. 18 Against whom, when the accusers 26 He hoped also that money should • Ex. 23. 8. stood up, they brought none accusation have been given him of Paul, that he chap. 18.15. of such things as I supposed : might loose him: wherefore he sent for a chap. 25. 9. 19 Butc had certain questions against him the oftener, and communed with him.

Mar. 15. 15. him of their own superstition, and of 27 But after two years, Porcius Festus 8 or, I was one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul came into Felix' room : and Felix, will doubtful affirmed to be alive. ing to shewd the Jews a pleasure, left

how to

20 And because I doubted of such Paul bound.


manner of questions, I asked him wheCHAPTER XXV.

hereof. Now when Festus was come into the Sor, judg

ther he would go to Jerusalem, and there

be judged of these matters. province, after three days he ascended ment.

21 But when Paul had appealed to be from Cæsarea to Jerusalem.

reserved unto the hearing of Augustus,

thou go.


&c. kill me.

Paul pleads his cause

THE ACTS, XXVI. before Agrippa and Festus. I commanded him to be kept till I might A. D. 62. of the sun, shining round about me and send him to Cæsar.

them which journeyed with me. 22 Then Agrippa said unto Festus, I a Eze. 7. 24. 14 And when we were all fallen to the would also hear the man myself. To b chap. 9. 15. earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, morrow, said he, thou shalt hear him. c Ep. 3. 7.

and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, 23 And on the morrow, when Agrippa

Col. 1. 23; Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is was come, and Bernice, with greata pomp, dver. 3, 7. hard for thee to kick against the pricks. and was entered into the place of hear


15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord ? ing, with the chief captains, and princi- chap.22.22. And he said, I'am Jesus whom thou pal' men of the city, at Festus' command-chap.22.21. persecutest. ment Paulo was brought forth.

Ro. 11.13. 16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: 24 And Festus said, King Agrippa, and h ch.23.9, 29. for I have appeared unto thee for this all men which are here present with us, 26.31.

purpose, to make thee a minister and a ye see this man, about whom alla the mul- i ver. 11, 12. witness é both of these things which thou titude of the Jews have dealt with me, * Is. 35. 5. hast seen, and of those things in the both at Jerusalem, and also here, crying 42. 7. which I will appear unto thee; that he ought not to live any longer.

Ep. 1. 18.

17 Delivering thee from the people, 25 But when I found that he had com- I Lu. 1. 79. and from the Gentiles, untog whom now mitted nothingh worthy of death, and that John 8. 12. I send thee, he himself bath appealed to Augustus, I

2 Co. 4. 6.

18 To open' their eyes, and to turn then have determined to send him.

1 Pe. 2. 9. from darkness to light, and from the 26 Of whom I have no certain thing to m Col. 1. 13. powerm of Satan unto God, that they may write unto my lord. Wherefore I have n Lu. 1. 77.

receive forgiveness” of sins, and inheritbrought him forth before you, and spe

Ep. 1.7.

ance among them which arep sancti

Col. 1. 14. cially before thee, O king Agrippa, that,

fied by faith that is in me. after examination had, "I might have Ep. 1. 11,

19 Whereupon, o king, Agrippa, I was

Col. 1. 12. somewhat to write.

not disobedient unto the heavenly vi.

1 Pe. 1. 4. 27 For" it seemeth to me unreasonable,

sion :

P chap.20.32. to send a prisoner, and not withal to sig.

John 17.17.

20 But shewed • first unto them of Danify the crimes laid against him.

1 Co. 1. 30. mascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughCHAPTER XXVI.

Re. 21. 27. out all the coasts of Judæa, and then to THEN Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou

9 Ep. 2.8. the Gentiles, that they should repent and art permitted to sreak for thyself. Then He. 11. 6.

turn to God, and do workst meet for rePaul stretched forth the hand, and an- r Pr. 18. 13. pentance. swered for himself:

John 7. 51. 21 For these causes the Jews * caught 2 I think myself happy, king Agrippa, chap. 9. 19, me in the temple, and went about to because I shal answer for myself this day before thee, touching all the things Mat. 3, 8. 22 Having, therefore obtained help of whereof I am accused of the Jews :

u chap. 21.30.

God, I continue unto this day, witness. 3 Especially, because I know thee to be

v Lu. 24. 2. ing both to small and great, saying none expertī in all customs and questions w De. 17. 18.

other things than those which the prowhich are among the Jews: wherefore 1 Co.15.23. phets and Moses did say should come: I beseech thee to heary me patiently.

y chap. 24. 4. 23 That Christ should suffer, and that 4. My manner of life from my youth, 22 T1. 3. 10. he should be the first* that should rise which was at the first among mine own a 2 Ki. 9. 11. from the dead, and should shew light nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews; chap. 22.3. unto the people, and to the Gentiles. 5 Which knew me from the beginning,

Phi. 3. 5.

24 And as he thus spake for himself, if they would testify, that after the most chap. 23.6. Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou straitest sect of our religion, I lived ad chap. 13.32. art beside thyself; much learning doth Pharisee.b

Ge. 3. 15. make thee mad.a 6 And now I stand and am judged for

22. 18.

25 But he said, I am not mad, most the hope of the promised made of God

49. 10. De. 18. 15.

noble Festus; but speak forth the words unto our fathers :

2 8a. 7. 12. of truth and soberness. 7 Unto which promise our twelve tribes,

Ps. 132. 11. 26 For the king knoweth of these instantly servinge God ß day and night, Is. 4. 2. things, before whom also I speak freely: hope to come. For which hope's sake, 7. 14. for I am persuaded that none of these king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews. 9.6, 7. things are hidden from him; for this 8 Why should it be thought a thing

Je. 23. 5.

thing was not done in a corner. incredible with you, that God should

33. 14..16.

27 King Agrippa, believest thou the raise the dead ?

Eze. 34, 23. prophets ? I know that thou believest.

9. 24 9 Ii verily thought with myself, that I

Mi. 7. 20.

28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost ought to do many things contrary to the Zec. 13.1,7. thoug persuadest me to be a Christian. name of Jesus of Nazareth.

Mal. 3. 1.

29 And Paul said, I wouldk to God, that 10 Which thing I also did ink Jerusa- Ga. 4. 4. not only thou, but also all that hear me lem: and many of the saints did I shut

e Lu. 2. 37. this day, were both almost, and altogeup in prison, having received authority? 1 Th. 3. 10. ther such as I am, except these bonds. from the chief priests; and when they

30 And when he had thus spoken, the were put to death,

B night and gave my voice


king rose up, and the governor, and 'Ber. against them. 11 And I punished them oft in n every 1 Co. 15.12, nice

, and they that sat with them:

31 And when they were gone aside, synagogue, and compelled them to blas- 9 Ja.1. 23, 24: they talked between themselves, saying, pheme; and being exceedingly mad h1 Co. 7.7.

This man doeth nothing worthy of death against them. I persecuted them even il Ti. 1. 13.

or of bonds. unto strange cities.

k chap. 8. 3. 32 Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This 12 Whereupon as I went to Damas. Ga. 1. 13. man might have been set at liberty, if he cus, with authority and commission from Ichap. 9. 14. had not appealed unto Cæsar. the chief priests,

CHAPTER XXVII. 13 At midday, O king, I saw in the way

n chap.9.3. AND when it was determined that we a light from heaven, above the brightness

should sail into Italy, they delivered

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