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that they might destroy him on council, answered, “ Hast thou the way. 4 But Festus answer-appealed to Cæsar ? to Cæsar ed, that Paul should be kept at thou shalt go.” Cæsarea, and that he himself 13 AND after some days, would shortly go there. 5 | king Agrippa and Bernicè came “ Therefore," said he, “let to Cæsarea to salute Festus. 14 those of you who are able to | And as they continued there bring any charge, go down with many days, Festus related me, and accuse the man, if there Paul's case to the king, saying, be any thing criminal in him." "There is a certain man left 6 And having tarried among a prisoner by Felix: 15 conthem not more than eight or cerning whom, when I was ten days, he went down to Cæ- at Jerusalem, the chief-priests sarea ; and the next day sat on and the elders of the Jews laid the judgment-seat, and com- an information, desiring judg. manded Paul to be brought. 7 ment against him. 16 To whom And when he appeared, the I answered, that it is not the Jews who had come down from custom of the Romans to give Jerusalem stood round about, up any man to death, before he and brought many and heavy who is accused has his accuaccusations [against Paul], sers face to face, and has opwhich they could not prove; 8 portunity to make his defence while he made his defence, say-concerning the crime laid to ing, “ Neither against the law his charge. 17 When there. of the Jews, nor against the fore they had come hither, temple, nor against Cæsar, have without making any delay, I sat I offended in any thing." 9 But on the judgment-seat the day Festus, wishing to gratify the after, and commanded the man Jews, in answer to Paul, said, to be brought: 18 against whom “ Art thou willing to go up to when his accusers stood up, Jerusalem, and there to be they brought no accusation of judged of these things before such things as I supposed : 19 me?" 10 Then Paul said, “I but had against him some quesstand at Cæsar's judgment-seat, tions about their own religion, where I ought to be judged :and about one Jesus who died, to the Jews I have done no but whom Paul affirmed to be wrong, as thou also very well alive. 20 And because I was knowest. 11 For if I have done doubtful about an inquiry into wrong, or have committed any such matters, I asked him thing worthy of death, I refuse whether he was willing to go not to die : but if there be now to Jerusalem, and there to be thing true of the things whereof judged about these things. 21 these accuse me, no one should But Paul having appealed, that give me up to gratify them. If it might be reserved to the deappeal to Cæsar." 12 Then Fes-termination of the Emperor, I tus, having conferred with the commanded him to be kept in

custody till I could send him concerning all the things of to Cæsar.” 22 Then Agrippa which I am accused by the said to Festus, “I myself also | Jews : 3 because thou very well desire to hear the man.” “To-knowest all the customs and morrow," said he," thou shalt questions which are among the hear him."

Jews. Wherefore I beseech 23 On the morrow therefore, [thee] to hear me patiently. when Agrippa was come, and 4 « All the Jews know my Bernice, with great pomp, and manner of life from my youth, they had entered into the place of which was passed from the behearing, together with the com- ginning among mine own namanders and principal men of tion at Jerusalem : 5 and these the city ; at the command of have knowledge of me from Festus, Paul was brought. 24 the first, (if they be willing to Then Festus said, “ King testify,) that according to the Agrippa, and all that are here strictest sect of our religion, I present with us, ye see this lived a Pharisee. 6 And now I man, concerning whom all the stand and am condemned for the multitude of the Jews have ap-hope of the promise, which God plied to me, both at Jerusalem, made to our fathers : 7 and and here also, crying out that which our twelve tribes, by he ought not to live any longer. their continual services night 25 But I having found that he and day, hope to obtain : for had committed nothing worthy | which hope, o king [Agrippal, of death, and he himself having I am accused by the Jews. 8 appealed to the Emperor, i What? is it esteemed among have determined to send (him]. you a thing incredible, that 26 Concerning whom I have God should raise the dead ? nothing certain to write to 9 “ I indeed thought within our Master. Wherefore I have myself, that I ought to do many brought him forth before you, things contrary to the name of and especially, before thee, Jesus of Nazareth : 10 which king Agrippa, that, after exa. I also did, in Jerusalem : and mination, I may have some- many of the saints I shut up thing to write. 27 For it seemeth in prisons, having received auto me unreasonable to send a thority from the chief-priests ; prisoner, and not to signify also and, when they were put to the charges made against him." death, I gave my vote against

Ch. XXVI. 1 UPON this them : 11 and I punished them Agrippa said to Paul, “ Thou often in every synagogue, and art permitted to speak for thy- compelled them to blaspheme; self.” Then Paul stretching and, being exceedingly mad forth his hand, made his defence: against them, I persecuted

2 “I think myself happy, them, even to foreign cities. king Agrippa, that I shall make 12 At which time (also,] as my defence this day before thee, I was going to Damascus,

with authority and commission, the temple, and attempted to

from] the chief-priests, 13 kill me. at mid-day, O king, I saw on 22 « Having therefore ob. the way a light from heaveri,tained help from God, to this above the brightness of the sun; day, I continue witnessing both which shone round about me to small and great, saying no and those who journeyed with other things than those which me. 14 And having all fallen both the prophets and Moses to the earth, I heard a voice spake of, as about to come : speaking to me, and saying in 23 that Christ should suffer; the Hebrew dialect, · Saul, and that he, being the first who Saul, why persecutest thou me? rose from the dead, should anIt is hard for thee to kick nounce light to the people against the goads.' 15 And I and to the gentiles.” said,. Who art thou, Sir?' And 24 And as he was thus makhe said, I am Jesus, whoming his defence, Festus said thou persecutest. 16 But rise, with a loud voice, “ Paul, thou and stand on thy feet : for I art mad: much learning has have appeared to thee for this driven thee. to madness." 25 purpose, to appoint thee a mi. | Then he said, “I am not mad, nister and a witness both of most excellent Festus; but utthese things which thou hast ter the words of truth and of a seen, and of those in which I sound mind. 26 For the king will appear to thee; 17 deliver knoweth concerning these ing thee from the people ;* and things, before whom I even from the gentiles, to whom I speak freely. For I am persuadnow send thee, 18 to open their ed that none of these things are eyes, that they may turn from hidden from him : for this was darkness to light, and from the not done in a corner. 27 King power of the adversary to God; | Agrippa, believest thou the that they may receive forgive- prophets ? I know that thou ness of sins, and inheritance believest." 28 Then Agrippa among those that are sanctified, [said] to Paul, “ Thou almost through faith in me.

persuadest me to be a Chris. 19 Wherefore, king Agrip- tian.” 29 And Paul (said, “I pa, I was not disobedient to the would to God, that not thou heavenly vision : 20 but declar- only, but all likewise who hear ed, first to those in Damascus, me this day, were almost, and and in Jerusalem, and through- even altogether, such as I am, out all the country of Judea, except these bonds." and then to the gentiles, that I 30 Then the king, and the they should reform and turn to governor, and Bernice also, and God, doing works worthy of those who sat with them, rose reformation. 21 For these up; 31 and having gone aside, causes, the Jews seized me in I they spake among themselves,

i 4. the Jews.

saying, “ This man hath done / was now after the Jewish fast,)* nothing worthy of death, or of Paul, gave them warning, 10 bonds. 32 And Agrippa said saying, “ Sirs, I perceive that to Festus, “ This man might this voyage will be with harm have been set at liberty, if he and much damage, not only to had not appealed to Cæsar.” the lading and the ship, but to

Ch. XXVII. 1 NOW when our lives also.” 11 However, it was determined that we the centurion believed the pilot, should sail to Italy, Paul and and the owner of the ship, some other prisoners were de- more than the things spoken by livered to a centurion of the Paul. 12 And because the haAugustan band, named Julius. ven was not commodious to 2 Then we entered into a ship winter in, the greater part advis. of Adramyttium,' and loosed, led to loose from thence also, if meaning to sail by the coasts by any means they might reach of Asia; Aristarchus, a Mace- Phenicè, and winter there: donian of Thessalonica, being which is a haven of Crete, ly. with us. 3 And the next day, ing towards the southwest and we arrived at Sidon. And Julius west. 13 And when the south treated Paul humanely, and wind blew softly, supposing gave him liberty to go to his that they should obtain their friends, to be taken care of. 4 purpose, they weighed anAnd having loosed from thence, chor, and passed close by we sailed under Cyprus, be- Crete. 14 But, not long after, cause the winds were contrary. a tempestuous wind, called 5 And when we had sailed over Euroclydon, beat against the the sea of Cilicia and Pamphyl- | island. lia, we came to Myra, a city of 15 And the ship being borne Lycia. 6 And there the centurion away, and not able to face the found a ship of Alexandria wind, we gave her up, and were sailing into Italy; and put us driven. 16 And having run therein.

under a certain small island, 7 And, having sailed slowly called Clauda, we were scarcefor many days, and scarcely ly able to be masters of the come over-against Cnidus, the boat: 17 which, when the sailors wind not suffering us, we sail- had taken up, they used helps, ed under Crete, over-against undergirding the ship; and, Salmone: 8 and, hardly passing fearing lest they should fall by it, we came to a place which into the quicksands, they struck is called the Fair havens ; I sail, and thus were driven. 18 near which was the city of And, we being exceedingly Laséa.

| tossed by a tempest, the next 9 Now when much time had day they lightened the ship : been spent, and sailing was al. 19 and the third day we cast ready become dangerous, (for it out, with our own hands, the

* " About the 26th of September." Thomson. . .

tackling of the ship. 20 And out of the stern, and wished for when neither sun nor stars ap- day. 30 But the sailors enpeared for many days, and no deavouring to escape out of small tempest lay on us, all the ship, let down the boat into hope that we should be pre- the sea, under pretence that served* was thenceforth taken they were about to cast anchors away.

out of the foreship, 31 when 21 But, after long abstinence, Paul said to the centurion and Paul, standing in the midst of to the soldiers, “Unless these them, said, “ Sirs, ye should remain in the ship, ye cannot be have hearkened to me, and not preserved.”+ 32 Then the sol. have loosed from Crete, but diers cut off the ropes of the have prevented this harm and boat, and let her go off. damage. 22 And now I exhort 33 And, while the day was you to be of good courage: for coming on, Paul besought them there will be no loss of life all to partake of food; saying, among you, but only of the “ To-day is the fourteenth day ship. 23 For there stood by of the storm, during which we me this night an angel of that have waited, and continued God, whose I am, and whom I fasting, having taken nothing. serve, saying, 24 Fear not, Paul; 34 Wherefore I exhort you to thou must be brought before partake of food : for this conCæsar: and, lo, God hath gra- cerns your safety : for a hair ciously given thee all who sail shall not fall from the head of with thee.' 25 Wherefore, sirs, any among you.” 35 And, havbe of good courage : for I be- ing thus spoken, he took bread, lieve God, that it will be as it and gave thanks to God before hath been told me. 26 How-them all; and, having broken ever, we must be cast upon ait, he began to eat. 36 Then certain island.”

they were all of good courage; 27 But when the fourteenth and they also took food. 37 night was come, as we were Now all of us in the ship were driven up and down, in the two hundred and seventy-six Adriatic sea, about midnight, persons. 38 And being satisfied the sailors thought that they with food, they lightened the drew near to some country; 28 ship, and threw the corn into and sounded, and found it the sea. twenty fathoms:and, when they 39 And when it was day, had gone a little further, they they knew not the land: but sounded again, and found it they observed a certain creek, fifteen fathoms. 29 Then fear with an even shore, into which ing lest we should fall upon they were determined, if it rocks, they cast four anchors | were possible, to thrust the

. Gr. TOU OWScolai rimas that we should be saved; though it evidently refers here, to po thing more than the preservation of their temporal lives t Gr. owonyai saped; see ver. 20.

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