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Paul shipwrecked THE ACTS, 28.

at Melita. boat into the sea, under colour | forepart stuck fast, and reas though they would have cast mained unmoveable, but the anchors out of the foreship, hinder part was broken with

31 Paul said to the centurion the violence of the waves. and to the soldiers, Except 42 And the soldiers' counsel these abide in the ship, ye can- was to kill the prisoners, lest not be saved.

any of them should swim out, 32 Then the soldiers cut off and escape. the ropes of the boat, and let 43 But the centurion, willing her fall oft.

to save Pául, kept them from 33 And while the day was their purpose ; and commanded coming on, Pául besought them that they which could swim all to take meat, saying, This should cast themselves first into day is the fourteenth day that the sea, and get to land : ye have tarried and continued 44 And the rest, some on fasting, having taken nothing. boards, and some

34 Wherefore I pray you to pieces of the ship. And so it take some meat: for this is for came to pass, that they esyour health : for there shall not caped all safe to land. an hair fall from the head of any of you. 35 And when he had thus

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spoken, he took hread, and AN then they knew that the

gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had island was called Měl'-1-tă. broken it, he began to eat. 2 And the barbarous people

36 Then were they all of good shewed us no little kindness: cheer, and they also took some for they kindled a fire, and remeat.

ceived us every one, because of 37 And we were in all in the the present rain, and because ship two hundred threescore of the cold. and sixteen souls.

3 And when Paul had ga38 And when they had eaten thered a bundle of sticks, and enough, they lightened the laid them on the fire, there ship, and cast out the wheat came a viper out of the heat, into the sea.

and fastened on his hand. 39 And when it was day, they 4 And when the barbarians knew not the land: but they saw the venomous beast hang on discovered a certain creek with his hand, they said among themà shore, into the which they selves, No doubt this man is were minded, if it were pos- a murderer, whom, though he sible, to thrust in the ship. hath escaped the sea, yet ven

40 And when they had taken geance suffereth not to live. up the anchors, they committed 5 And he shook off the beast themselves unto the sea, and into the fire, and felt no harm. loosed the rudder bands, and 6 Howbeit they looked when hoised up the mainsail to the he should have swollen, or wind, and made toward shore. fallen down dead suddenly:

41 And falling into a place but after they had looked a where two seas met, they ran great while, and saw no harm the ship aground; and the come to him, they changed their

Paul arriveth and THE ACTS, 28. preacheth at Rome. ninds, and said that he was a | after three days Paul called the god

chief of the Jews together : 7 In the same quarters were and when they were come topossessions of the chief man gether, he said unto them, Men of the island, whose name was and brethren, though I have Púb'-11-ús; who received us, committed nothing against the and lodged us three days cour- people, or customs of our fateously.

thers, yet was I delivered pri8 And it came to pass, that the soner from Jě-rû'-să-lěm into father of Púb’-11-ŭs lay sick of a the hands of the Ro'-măns. fever and of a bloody flux : to 18 Who, when they had exwhom Paul entered in, and amined me, would have let me prayed, and laid his hands on go, because there was no cause him, and healed him.

of death in me. 9 So when this was done, 19 But when the Jews spake others also, which had diseases against it, I was constrained to in the island, came, and were appeal unto Çã'-sär; not that healed :

I had ought to accuse my na10 Who also honoured us with tion of. many honours; and when we 20 For this cause therefore leparted, they laded us with have I called for you, to see such things as were necessary. you, and to speak with you :

11 And after three months because that for the hope of we departed in a ship of $1. İs'-rā-ěl I am bound with this ěx-ěn'-drị-ă, which had wintered chain. in the isle, whose sign was Căs'- 21 And they said unto him, tôr and Pol-lůx.

We neither received letters 12 And landing at Sýr'-ā-cūse, out of Jû-da'-ă concerning we tarried there three days. thee, neither any of the bre

13 And from thence we thren that came shewed or fetched a compass, and came to spake any harm of thee. Rhēʻġi-ăm: and after one day 22 But we desire to hear of the south wind blew, and we thee what thou thinkest : for as came the next day to Pū-tē'-7-lì: concerning this sect, we know

14 Where we found brethren, that every where it is spoken and were desired to tarry with against. them seven days: and so we 23 And when they had apwent toward Rõme.

pointed him a day, there came 15 And from thence, when many to him into his lodging; the brethren heard of uş, they to whom he expounded and came to meet us as far as Apʻpi-ī testified the kingdom of God, fôr-úm, and The three taverns : persuading them ncerning whom when Pául saw, he Jē'-sús, both out of the law of thanked God, and took courage. Mōʻ-s=ś, and out of the prophets,

16 And when we came to from morning till evening. Rome, the centurion delivered 24 And some believed the the prisoners to the captain things which were spoken, and of the guard : but Paul was some believed not. suffered to dwell by himself - 25 And when they agreed not with a soldier that kept him. among themselves, they de17 And it came to pass, that parted, after that Pául had

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Paul commendeth his ROMANS, 1. calling to the Romans. spoken one word, Well spake 28 Be it known therefore unthe Holy Ghost' by E-si'-s to you, that the salvation of the prophet unto our fathers, God is sent unto the Ġěn'

26 Saying, Go unto this peo- tīles, and that they will hear it. ple, and say, Hearing ye shall 29 And when he had said these hear, and shall not understand ; words, the Jews departed, and and seeing ye shall see, and had great reasoning among not perceive :

themselves. 27 For the heart of this peo- 30 And Paul dwelt two whole ple is waxed gross, and their years in his own hired house, ears are dull of hearing, and and received all that came in their eyes have they closed; unto him, lest they should see with their 31 Preaching the kingdom of eyes, and hear with their ears, God, and teaching those things and understand with their heart, which concern the Lord Jē'-šūs and should be converted, and Chrīst, with all confidence, no I should heal them.

man forbidding him.

THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE

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God our Father, and the Lord CHAPTER 1.

Jē'-sús Christ. a servant of Jē'-sús 8 First, I thank my God Christ, called to be an apo- through Jē'-sús Christ for you stle, separated unto the gospel all, that your faith is spoken of of God,

throughout the whole world. 2 (Which he had promised 9 For God is my witness, afore by his prophets in the whom I serve with my spirit in holy scriptures)

the gospel of his Son, that 3 Concerning his Son Jē'-šūs without ceasing I make menChrīst our Lord, which was tion of you always in my made of the seed of Dā'-vựd ac- prayers; cording to the flesh;

10 Making request, if by any 4 And declared to be the Son means now at length I might of God with power, according have a prosperous journey by to the spirit of holiness, by the the will of God to come unto resurrection from the dead :

you. 5 By whom we have receiv- 11 For I long to see you, that ed grace and apostleship, for I may impart unto you some obedience to the faith among all spiritual gift, to the end ye may nations, for his name :

be established ; 6 Among whom are ye also 12 That is, that I may be comthe called of Jē'-sús Chrīst: forted together with you by the

7 To all that be in Rome, be- mutual faith both of you and loved of God, called to be saints: me. Grace to you and peace from 13 Now I would not have you

The corruption ROMANS, 1.

of the Gentiles. gnorant, brethren, that often-footed beasts, and creeping imes I purposed to come unto things. you, (but was let hitherto,) that 24 Wherefore God also gave I might have some fruit among them up to uncleanness through you also, even as among other the lusts of their own hearts, to Gěn'-tiles.

dishonour their own bodies be14 I am debtor both to the tween themselves : Greeks, and to the Barbarians; 25 Who changed the truth of both to the wise, and to the God into a lie, and worshipped unwise.

and served the creature more 15 So, as much as in me is, I than the Creator, who is blessim ready to preach the gospel ed for ever. A'-měn. so you that are at Rome also. 26 For this cause God gave 16 For I am not ashamed of them up unto vile affections : he gospel of Chrīst : for it is foreven their women did change she power of God unto salva- the natural use into that which ion to every one that believ- is against nature: eth; to the Jew first, and also 27 And likewise also the men, co the Greek.

leaving the natural use of the 17 For therein is the right- woman, burned in their lust zousness of God revealed from one toward another; men with faith to faith: as it is written, men working that which is unThe just shall live by faith. seemly, and receiving in them

18 For the wrath of God is selves that recompence of their revealed from heaven against error which was meet. all ungodliness and unright- 28 And even as they did not eousness of men, who hold the like to retain God in their knowtruth in unrighteousness ; | ledge, God gave them over to a

19 Because that which may be reprobate mind, to do those known of God is manifest in things which are not convechem ; for God hath shewed it nient; into them.

29 Being filled with all 20 For the invisible things of unrighteousness, fornication, him from the creation of the wickedness, covetousness, maworld are clearly seen, being liciousness ; full of envy, murinderstood by the things that der, debate, deceit, malignity; ure made, even his eternal power whisperers, ind Godhead ; so that they are 30 Backbiters, haters of God, without excuse :

despiteful, proud, boasters, in21 Because that, when they ventors of evil things, disobeknew God, they glorified him dient to parents, not as God, neither were thank- 31 Without understanding, ul; but became vain in their covenantbreakers, without naimaginations, and their foolish tural affection, implacable, unheart was darkened.

merciful : 22 Professing themselves to 32 Who knowing the judgbe wise, they became fools, ment of God, that they which 23 And changed the glory of commit such things are worthy the uncorruptible God into an of death, not only do the same, uage made like to corruptible but have pleasure in them that man, and to birds, and four-do them.

The impartial ROMANS, 2. judgment of God.

have sinned in the law shall be CHAPTER 2.

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thou art that judgest: for where- but the doers of the law shall in thou judgest another, thou be justified. condemnest thyself; for thou 14 For when the Ġěn'-tiles, that judgest doest the same which have not the law, do by Random things.

nature the things contained in tepti 2 But we are sure that the the law, these, having not the sall judgment of God is according law, are a law unto themselves: de cou to truth against them which 15 Which shew the work of commit such things.

the law written in their hearts, 1 sha 3 And thinkest thou this, their conscience also bearing i man, that judgest them which witness, and their thoughts the the law do such things, and doest the mean while accusing or else ex- x ierter same, that thou shalt escape cusing one another ;) the judgment of God?

16 In the day when God shall 4 Or despisest thou the riches judge the secrets of men by of his goodness and forbearance Jē'-šūs Christ according to my stat cia and longsuffering ; not knowing gospel. that the goodness of God lead- 17 Behold, thou art called a link he i eth thee to repentance? Jew, and restest in the law,

5 But after thy hardness and and makest thy boast of God,, impenitent heart treasurest up 18 And knowest his will

, and unto thyself wrath against the approvest the things that are day of wrath and revelation of more excellent, being instructthe righteous judgment of God; ed out of the law;

6 Who will render to every 19 And art confident that thou man according to his deeds : thyself art a guide of the blind,

7 To them who by patient con- a light of them which are in
tinuance in well doing seek for darkness,
glory and honour and immorta- 20 An instructor of the fool-
lity, eternal life :

ish, a teacher of babes, which 8 But unto them that are con- hast the form of knowledge tentious, and do not obey the and of the truth in the law., sielth truth, but obey unrighteous- 21 Thou therefore which teachness, indignation and wrath, est another, teachest thou not

9 Tribulation and anguish, thyself? thou that preachest a the fait upon every soul of man that man should not steal, dost thou doeth evil, of the Jew first, and steal ? also of the Ĝěn'-tile ;

22 Thou that sayest a man 10 But glory, honour, and should not commit adultery

, peace, to every man that work- dost thou commit adultery? eth good, to the Jew first, and thou that abhorrest idols

, dost also to the Gěn'-tīle :

thou commit sacrilege? 11 For there is no respect of 23 Thou that makest thy boast persons with God,

of the law, through breaking the 12 For as many as have sinned law dishonourest thou God? without law shall also perish without law : and as many as blasphemed among the Gěn

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