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Paul declareth

his conversion, etc. Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in A. D. 60. out of Jerusalem : for they will not Cilicia, yet brought up in this city

receive thy testimony concerning at the feet of d Gamaliel, and tanght d ch.5.34. me. according e to the perfect manner

19 And I said, Lord, they x know of the law of the fathers, and was f e ch.26.5. that I imprisoned and beat in every zealous toward God, as ye g all Ga.1.14.

synagogue them that believed on are this day.

thee: 4 And I persecuted h this way unto 8 ch.21.20. 20 And when the blood of thy the death, binding and delivering

Ro. 10.2.

martyr Stephen was shed, I y also into prisons both men and women. h ch.8.3.

was standing by, and consenting z 5 As also the high priest doth bear 26.9-13. unto his death, and kept the raime witness, and all the estate of Phi.3.6. ment of them that slew him. the elders: from whom also I re

1Ti.1.13. 21 And he said unto me, Depart: ceived letters into the brethren, ich.9.2,&c.

for a I will send thee far hence and went to Damascus, i to bring

unto the Gentiles. them which were ihere bound unto k Da. 10.7. 22 And they gave him audience Jerusalem, for to be punished.

I ch.9.17.

unto this word, and then lifted up 6 And it came to pass, that, as I

their voices, and said, Away with made my journey, and was come mch.10.22. such a fellow from the earth: for b migh unto Damascus about noon, 1 Ti.3.7. it is not fit that he should live. suddenly there shone from heaven

He. 11.2. 23 And as they cried out, and cast a great light round about me.

n ch.3.13.

off their clothes, and threw dust 7 And I fell unto the ground, and 5.30.

into the air, heard a voice saying unto me, Saul,

24 The chief captain commanded Saul, why persecutest thou me?

0 ch.9.15.

him to be brought into the castle, 8 And I answered. Who art thou,


and bade that he should be examinLord? And he said unto me I am p ver. 18.

ed by scourging; that he might Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou 1Co.9.1.

know wherefore they cried so persecutest.

15.8. against him. 9 And they that were with me

25 And as they bound him with saw k indeed the light, and were

g ch.3.14.

thongs, Paul said unto the centuafraid; but thev heard not the voice


rion that stood by, Is it lawful for of him that spake to me.

r 1C0.11.23. you to scourge a man ihat is a 10 And I said, What shall I do, Ga, 1.12. Roman, cand uncondemned ? Lord ? And the Lord said unto me,

26 When the centurion heard that, Arise, and go into Damascus; and

26. 16,&c.

he went and told the chief captain, there it shall be told thee of all

saying, Take heed what thou things which are appointed for thee t He.10.22. doest: for this man is a Roman. to do.

1 Pe.3.21. 27 Then the chief captain came, 11 And when I could not see for

and said unto him, Tell me, art

u Ro.10.13. the glory of that light, being led by ICo.1.2.

thou a Roman? He said, Yea. the hand of them that were with

28 And the chief captain answerrue, I came into Damascus.

v 2Co. 12.2. ed, With a great sum obtained I 12 And one Ananias, 1 a devout

this freedom, And Paul said, But I

w ver. 14. man according to the law, having a

was free born. good m report of all the Jews which

29'T'hen straightway they departed dwelt there,

2 ver.4. from him which should have lex13 Came unto me, and stood, and ych.7.58. amined him: and the chief captain said unto me, Brother Saul, receive

2 ch.8.1.

also was afraid, after he knew that thy sight. And the same hour I

he was a Roman, and because he looked up upon him.

a ch.13.2,47.

had bound him.

Ro.1.5. 11 And he said, The n God of our

30 On the morrow, because d he fathers hath chosen o thee that


would have known the certainty

15. 16. thou shouldest know his will, and

wherefore he was accused of the

Ga.2.7,8. see p that Just One, and shouldest


Jews, he loosed him from his bands, hear the voicer of his month.


and commanded the chief priests 15 For thou s shalt be his witness

and all their council to appear, and unto all men of what thou hast

b ch.25.24.

brought Paul down, and set him seen and heard.

c ch. 16.37. before them. 16 And How why tarriest thou ?

25. 16.

CHAPTER XXIII. arise, and be baptized, and wash t 1 or, tortured 1 Paul pleadeth his cause : 7 dissenaway thy sins, calling u on the him.

sion among his accusers: 27 he is name of the Lord.

d ch.23.28.

sent to Felix. to , thatwhen

Paul, earnestly beholding even while I prayed in the temple, a ch.24.16. brethren, I a have lived in all good I was in a trance; v

2Co, 1.12. conscience before God until this 18 And saw w him saying unto me,

He. 13. 18.

day. Make taste, and get thee quickly

2 And the high pries* mas 0.1

I was come meto pass Vertswhen. (CHAP. 23.

) | A the Paolinearnestly

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God encourageth Paul. THE ACTS, XXIII. A conspiracy against him. manded them that stood by him to A. D. 60. he come near, are ready q to kill smite him b on the mouth.

him. 3 Then said Paul unto bim, God

b Jno. 18.22.

16 And when Paul's sister's son shall smite thee, thou whited wall:

heard of their lying in walt, her for sittest thou to judge me after c Le. 19.35. went and entered into the casile, the law, and commandest me to be De.25.1.2. and told Paul. smittenc contrary to the law ? Jno.7.51. 17 Then s Paul called one of the 4 And they that stood by said,

centurions unto ham and Sali Revilest thou God's high priest?

d Ex.22 28.

Bring this young man unto the 5 Then said Paul, I wist not,

2 Pe.2.10.

chief captain: for he hath a certain brethren, that he was the high

Jude S.

thing to tell him. priest : for it is written, d Thou

18 So he took him, and brought shalt not speak evil of the ruler of e ch.26.5. him to the chief captain, and sai. thy people.

Thi,3,5. Paul the prisoner t called nue untu 6 But when Paul perceived that

him, and prayed me to bring this the one part were Sadducees, and r ch.24.15,21. young man unto thee, who hata the other Pharisees, he cried out in


something to say unto thee. the council, Men and brethren, le


19 Then the chief captain took am a Pharisee, the son of a Phari- g Mat.22.23. him by the band, and went with see: off the hope and resurrection Mar. 12.18. him aside privately, and asked him, of the dead I am called in question. Lu.20.27. What is that thou hast to tell me ! 7 And when he had so said, there

20 And he said, The Jews have a

h ch.25.25. arose a dissension between the


agreed to desire thee that thou Pharisees and the Sadducees: and

wouldest bring down Paul to-007the multitude was divided.

ich.22. 17,18. row into the council, as though they 8 For the Sadducees g say that

would inquire soniewhat of him there is no resurrection, neither k ch.5.39.

more perfectly. angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees I ch.18.9. 21 But v do not thou yield unto contess both.

27.23, 24. them: for there lie in wait for hiin 9 And there arose a great cry : and Ps.46.1,7. of them more than forty mel, the scribes that were of the Phari

which have bound themselves with sees' part arose, and strove, saying,

m ch.28.30,


an oath, that they will neither eat We find h no evil in this man: but


nor drink till they have killed him. if a spirit i or an angel hath spoken

and now are they ready, looking for to him, let us not k fight against n ver.21,30. a promise from thee. God.

ch.25.3. 22 So the chief captain then let 70 And when there arose a great 2 or, with an the young man depart, and charged dissension, the chief captain, fear

oath of exehim, See thou tell no man that thou ing lest Paul should have been


hast showed these things to me. pulled in pieces of them, command

23 And he called unto home two ed the soldiers to go down, and to o Ps.31.13.

centurions, saying, Make ready two take him by force from among p Ho.4.9.

hundred soldiers to go to Cesurea, them, and to bring him into the

and horsemen threescore and ten, castle.

and spearmen, two hundred, at the 11 And the night following the

third hour of the night; Lord stood l by him, and said, Be 9 Ps.21.11. 24 And provide them beasts, that of good cheer, Paul: for as thou


they may set Paul on, and bring hast testified of me in Jerusalem, r 25a, 17, 17. hin sate unto Felix the Governor. so must thou bear witness also at

25 And he wrote a letter after this

& Pr.22.3. Rome.m 12 And when it was day, certain n

Mat. 10.16. manuer:

26 Claudius Lysias unto the most of the Jews banded together, and t ch.28.17. excellent governor Felix seule bound themselves I under a curse, Ep.3.1. greeting saying that they would neither eat 4.1.

27 This man w was taken of the nor drink o till they had killed

Philem.9. Jews, and should have been killar Paul.

u ver. 12.

of them: then came | with a 13 And they were more than forty

army, and rescued hun, having unwhich had made this conspiracy.

v Ex.23.2.

derstood that he was a Roman. 11 And they came to the chietp

28 Audr when I would hare

w ch.21.33. priests and elders, and said, We


known the cause wherefore they hiave bound ourselves under a

accused him, I brought him forth great curse, that we will eat I ch.22.30.

into their council : nothing until we have slain Paul.

29 Whom I perceived to be ac15 Now therefore ye with the y ch.18. 15.


cused of questions y of their law, council, signify to the chief captain

but to have nothing z lak to bus that he bring him down unto you z ch.26.31.

charge worthy of death or of bonds. to-morrow, as though ye would inqnire something more perfectly

30 And when a it was told me a ver.20,21.

how that the Jews laid wait for the


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Tertullus accuseth Paul. THE ACTS, XXIV. He maketh his defence. and gave b commandment to his A. D. 60. years, a judge unto this nation, I accusers also to say hefore thee

do the niore cheerfully answer i what they had against him. Fare- b ch.24.8. for myself: well.

25.6. 11 Because that thou mayest un31 Then the soldiers, as it was

c ver.25-30.

derstand that there are yet but commanded them, took Paul, and

d ch.21.39.

twelve days since I went up to k brought him by night to Antipatris. e ch.24.1,&c. Jerusalen for to worship. 32 On the morrow they left the

f Mat.27.27.

12 And they neither I found me in horsemen to go with him, and re

(CHAP. 24.)

the temple disputing with ally man, turned to the castle :

a ch.23.2. neither raising up the people, 33 Who when they came to Cesa- 25.2. neither in the synagogues, nor in rea, and delivered the epistle c to Ps. 11.2. the city: the governor, presented Paul also c Ps. 12.2. 13 Neither can they prove m the before him.

d ch.6. 13. things whereof they now accuse 31 And when the governor had 16.20. read the letter, he asked of what


14 But this I confess unto thee,

21.28. province he was. And when he

that after the way which they call understood that he was of Cilicia ;d

1 Pe.2.12,

heresy, so n worship I the God of o 35 I will hear thee, said he, when

my fathers, believing all things thine accusers e are also come.

e ch.19.37.

which are p writien in the law And he commanded him to be kept


aniq in the prophets ; in f Herod's judgment-hall.


15 And have hoper toward God, CHAPTER XXIV.

g ch.21.33. which they themselves also allow, 1 Tertullus accuseth Paul : 10 he an- h ch.23.30. that there shall be a resurrections

swereth for himself : 24 preacheth Felix made of the dead, both of the just and Christ to the governor and his wife:

Procurator unjust. 27 is left in prison.

over Judea, 16 And herein do I exercise myA.D. 53.

self, to have always a conscience the high priest descended with

il Pe.3.15.

void of offence towaru God, and the elders, and with a certain orator k ch.21.15.

toward men. named Tertullus, who informed blich.25 8. 17 Now after many years, I came u the governor against Panl.

28.17. to bring alms to my nation, and of2 And when he was called forth, m 1 Pe.3.16. ferings, Tertullus began to accuse lum, say-in Mi.4.5. 18 Whereupon certain Jews from ing, Seeing that by thee we enjoy 0 2T1.1.3. Asia found me purified in the temgreat quietness, and that very wor p ch.26.22.

ple, neither with mulut ude, nor ihy deeds c are done unto this na


with tumult: tion by thy providence,


19 Who ought to have been here v 3 We accept it always, and in all 9 ch.13.15.

before thee, and object, if they had

Mat.22.40. places, most noble Felix, with all


ought against me. ihankfulness.

Jno. 1.415.

20 Or eise let these same here say, 4 Notwithstanding, that I be not Ro.3.21.

if they have found any evil-doing farther tedious unto thee, I pray r ch.23.6;&c. in me, while I stood before the thee that thou wouldest hear us of 26.6.7. council, tly clemency a few words.

29. 20,&c. 21 Except it be for this one voice, 5 For we have found this man a s Da.12 2. that I cried standing among them, pestilent fellow,d and a mover of se- Jno.5.28,29. Touching the resurrection of the Jition among all the Jews through

ICO. 15.12- dead I ain called in question by out the world, and a ringleader of


you this day. the sect of the Nazarenes :

Re.20.6, 13.

22 And when Felix heard these

tch.23.1. 6 Who also hath gone about to profane e the temple : whom we took,

things, having more perlect kuowuch. 11,29,39. 20.16.

ledge of that way, he deferred them, and would have judged / according

Ro. 15.25.

and said, When Lysias w the cinef to our law.

v ch.25. 16. Captain shall come down, I will 7 But the chief g captain Lysias w ver.7. know the uttermost of your matter. came upon us, and with great vio- 3 ch.27.3. 23 And he copimanded a centurion lence took him away out of our 28.16. to keep Paul, and to let him have lands.

y Pr. 16.12.

liberty, w and that he should forbid 8 Coinmanding his accusers h to Je.22.15-7. none of his acquaintance to muniscome unto thee: by exanining of


ter or come unto him. whom, thyself mayest take know

Jno, 16.8.

24 And after certain days, when ledge of all these things, whereof z Pr.31.4.5.

Felix came with his wife Drustia,

Da.5.1-4. we accuse him.

Ho.7.5. 9 And the Jews also assented, say

which was a Jewess, he sent for

Paul, and heard him concerning

I Pe.4.4. ing that these things were so.

a Ps.50.3,4.

the faith in Christ. 10 Then Paul, after that I the gov- Da. 12.2. 25 And as he reasoned ofy righternor had beckoned unto hum to Ps.99.1. eousness, temperance, z and judgspeak, answered, Forasmuch as I c Pr. 1.24-32. ment to come, Felix trembled / know that thou hast been of many

and answered, Goc thy way for thuis

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Paul arcused before Festus. THE ACTS, XXV. He is brought forth. time; when I have a convenient A. D. 62. Hast thou appealed into Cesar! season, I will call for thee.

unto Cesar shalt thou go. 26 He hoped also that money d

13 And after certain days, king should have been given him of d Ex.23.8. Agrippa and Bernice came unto Paul, that he might loose him:

Cesarea, to salute Festus. wherefore he sent for him the!

14 And when they had been there of ener, and communed with him. e ch.25.9. many days, Festas declared Paul's 27 But after two years, Porcius Mar. 15. 15. cause unto the king, saying, There Festus came into Felix' room: and

is a certain man left in bonds by Felix, willing to show e the Jews a

Felix: pleasure, left Paul bound.

15 About whom, when I was at

(CHAP. 25.) Jerusalem, the chief priests and CHAPTER XXV. 2 Paul is accused before Festus: 8

the elders of the Jews informed me, he answereth for himself, etc. a ch.23.14,15. desiring to have judgment against TOW when Festus was come in


16 To whom I answered, It is not days he ascended from Cesarea to for, as some

the manner of the Romans to deJerusalem.

copies read, liver any man to die, before that

more 2 Then the high priest and the

than eight

he which is accuset have the ac chief of the Jews informed him

or ten days. cusers face to face, and have li against Paul, and besonght him,

cence to answer for himself con3 And desired favour against him,

cerning the crime laid against him. that he would send for him to Je-bch.24.5.13. 17 Therefore, when e they were rusalem, laying a wait in the way Ps.35.11. come hither, without any deluy on to kill him.

Mat, 5.11,12, the morrow I sat on the judgment4 But Festus answered, that Paul

seat, and commanded the man to should be kept at Cesarea, and that

be brought forth. he himself would depart shortly c ch.26.32. 18 Against whom when the asthither.

cusers stood up, they brought Rone 5 Let them therefore, said he,

accusation of such things as I sup which among you are able, go

posed : down with me, and accuse this

19 But f had certain questions man, if there be any wickedness in d ver.2.3. against him of their own supersti him.

tion, and of one Jesus, which was 6 And when he had tarried among

dead, whom Paul attirmed to be them 1 more than ten days, he e ver.6. alive. went down unto Cesarea, and the

21 And because I doubted of next day sitting on the judgment

such manner of questions, I asked seat commanded Paul to be brought. f ch.18.15. him whether he would go to Jeru 7 And when he was come, the

salem, and there be judged of Jews which came down from Je

these matters. rusalem stood round about, and 2 or, I was 21 But when Paul had appealed laid many and grievous complaints doubtful to be reserved unto the shearing against Paul, which b they could how to of Augustus, I commanded him to not prove.

inquire be kept till I might send tum to 8 While he answered for himself, hereof. Cesar Neither against the law of the

22 Then Agrippa said unto Festes Jews, neither against the temple,

I would also hear the man myself. nor yet against Cesar, have 1 of 3 or, judg. To-morrow, said he, thou shalt fended any thing at all.

ment. hear him. 9 But Festus, willing to do the

23 And on the morrow, when Jews a pleasure, answered Paul,

Agrippa was come, and Bernice and said, Wilt thou go up to Jeru- g Ez.7.24.

with great o pomp, and was enter salem, and there be judged of these

ed into the place of hearing, with things before me?

the chief captains, and principal 10 Then said Paul, I stand at h ch.9.15.

men of the city, at Festas com Cesar's judgment-seat, where I

mandment Paulh was brought ought to be judged: to the Jews

forth. have I done no wrong, as thou very i ver.3.7. 21 And Testas said, King Agrippl. well knowest.

and all men which are here pas 11 For if I be an offender, or have

ent with us, ye see this man, abeos committed any thing worthy of k ch.22.22. whom alli the multitude of the death, I refuse not to dje: but if

Jews have dealt with me, both there be none of these things

Jerusalem, and also here, szyist whereof these accuse me, no man

that k he ought not to live any may deliver me unto them. I ap

2 ch.23.9,29.

longer. peal c unto Cesar.


25 But when I foun 12 Then Festus, when he had con

committed nothi terred with the council, answered,

death, and that



Paul's defence

before Agrippa. appealed m to Augustus, I have de- A. D. 62. | 12 Wherenpon as I wentn to Datermined to send him.

mascus, with authority and com26 Of whom I have no certain m ver. 11.12. mission from the chief priests, thing to write unto my Lord. n Pr. 18.13. 13 At mid-day, O king, I saw in Wherefore I have brought him

Jno. 7.51. the way a light from heaven, above forth before you, and specially be- (CHAP. 26.) the brightness of the sun, shining fore thee, o king Agrippa, that, af- a De. 17.18. round about me and them which ter examination had, I might have b ch.24.4. journeyed with me. somewhat to write.

C 2T1.3.10. 14 And when we were all fallen 27 Forn it seemeth to me unrea- d ch.22.3. to the earth, I heard a voice speaksonable to send a prisoner, and


ing unto me, and saying in the Henot withal to signify the crimes laid e ch.23.6. brew tongue, Saul, Saul, why peragainst him.

f ch.13.32.

secutest thou me? it is hard for CHAPTER XXVI.


thee to kick against the pricks. 1 Paul, before Agrippa, declareth his


15 And I said, Who art thou, life, 12 and his wonderful conver- De. 18.15.

Lord? And he said, I am Jesus sion, etc.


whom thou persecutest, THEN Agrippa said unto Paul, Ps. 132.11. 16 But rise, and stand upon thy

Thou art permitted to speak Is.4.2. feet: for I have appeared unto for thyself. Then Paul stretched 7.14. thee for this purpose, to make thee forth the hand, and answered for 9.6,7. a ministero and a witness p both himself:

Je. 23.5. of these things which thou hast 2 I think myself happy, king

33. 11-16.

seen, and of those things in the Agrippa, because I shall answer


Da.9.24. for myself thus day before thee,

which i will appear unto thee; Mi.7.20.

17 Delivering thee from the peotouching all the things whereof I

Zec.13.1,7. ple, and from the Gentiles, untog am accused of the Jews:


whom now I send thee, 3 Especially, because I know thee


13 To open r 'their eyes, and to to be expert a in all customs and

& Lu.2.37.

turn s them from darkness to light, questions which are among the iTh.3. 10. and from the power t of Satan unJews : wherefore I beseech thee to i night and to God, that they may receive forhear b me patiently.

day. giveness u of sins, and inheritance v 4 My manner c of life from my hiCo 15. 12.

among them which are w sanctiyouth, which was at the first i Ti.1. 13. fied by faith 3 that is in me. among mine own nation at Jerusa- k ch.8.3.

19 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I lem, know all the Jews;


was not disobedient unto the hea5 Which knew me from the be

1 ch.9.14.

venly vision : ginning, if they would testify, that m ch.22. 19.

20 But showed y first unto them after the most straitest sect of our religion, I lived a Pharisee.d

of Damascus, and at Jerusalem,

n ch.9.3. 6 And now e I stand and am

o Ep.3.7.

and throughout all the coasts of

C.1.1.23, 25. Judea, and then to the Gentiles, judged for the hope of the pro

p ch.22.15.

that they should repent and turn to mise f made of God unto our fa

q ch.22.21.

Gou, and do works z meet for rethers :

Ro.11.13. pentance. 7 Unto which promise our twelve r Is.35.5. 21 For these causes the Jewsa tribes, instantly serving g God 1 day 42.7. caught me in the temple, and went and night, hope to come. For Ep. 1.18. about to kill me. which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I s Lu. 1.79, 22 Having therefore obtained help am accused of the Jews.


of God, I continue unto this day, 8 Why h should it be thought a

1 Pe.2.9.

witnessing both to small and great, thing incredible with you, that God

t Col.1.13

saying none other things than those should raise the dead?

u Lu,1.77.

whichb the prophets and Moses 917 verily thought with myself,


did say should come: that I ought to do many things Col.1.14.

23 That Christ should suffer, and contrary to the name of Jesus of v Ep.1.11. that he should be the first c that Nazareth.

Col. 1.12. should rise from the dead, and 10 Which thing I also did in k Je- 1 Pe. 1.4. should show light unto the people rusalem: and many of the saints w ch 20.32. and to the Gentiles, did I shut up in prison, having re


21 And as he thus spake for himceived authorityl from the chief


self, Festus said with a loud voice, priests; and when they were put


Paul, thou art beside thyself, to death, I gave my voice against

3 Ep.2.8.
He. 11.6.

much learning doth make thee them.


4 ch.9.19,&c. 11 And I punished !! 17m

z Mat.3.8,

25 But he said, I am not mad, most every synagot!!!

ch.21.30. noble Festus; but speak forth the them to blas:

34.27.46. words of truth and soberness. ceedingly m

15.23. 26 For the king knoweth of these secuted :

things, before whom a' cities.

freely; for I am pe


1 speak

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