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c. xviii. 5.
or, hill of Mars.
by Paul at Berea, they came thither also, stirring up and practising on the multitudes. 14 Then the brethren immediately sent Paul away, as if to go to the sea; but Silas and Timothy remained there: 15 and they who conducted Paul, brought him to Athens: but, receiving from him an order to Silas and Timothy to come to him with all speed, they departed. 16 And while Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was stirred within him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry: 17 wherefore he disputed in the synagogue, with the Jews and the devout proselytes; and daily in the market-place, with those who chanced to be there. 18 And some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers encountered him : and some said, What would this prater say? and others, He seemeth to be a propounder of foreign gods: because he preached Jesus, and the resurrection : 19 and they took him, and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine is that is spoken by thee! 20 for thou bringest some foreign matters to our ears: we wish, therefore, to know what these may be: 21 (for, all Athenians, and
the strangers who dwell at Athens, spend their leisure in nothing but in telling, or hearing, something new :) 22 then Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said, 23 Ye men of Athens! I perceive, by all things, that ye are much disposed to divine worship: 24 for, as I passed along and beheld the objects of your devotion, I found even an altar on which was inscribed, To THE UNKNowN GoD : Him, therefore, whom ye worship without knowing, I declare to you: 25 the God that made the world, and every thing in it, being himself Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 26 neither is served by human hands, as if he needed any thing, since he himself giveth to all, life, and breath, and all things: 27 and, from one man he hath made every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth; having determined the appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation ; 28 that they should seek the Lord, if haply they may feel him out and find him ; although he is not far from every one of us: 29 for in him we live, and move, and have our being; as even some of your own poets have said, “ For we also are “his offspring:” 30 being, therefore, ourselves the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device : 31 but God, having overlooked those times of ignorance, now commandeth that all men, every where, shall change their thoughts; 32 according as he hath appointed a day in which he will judge the world with justice, by the man whom he hath ordained ; of which he hath given assurance to all men, by raising him from the dead. 33 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked : but others said, We will hear thee again concerning this matter: 34 and Paul departed from among them: 35 but some men adhered to him, and believed : among whom were Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.
FTER these things he departed from Athens, and went to Corinth ;
2 and finding there a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy with his wife Priscilla; (because it had been commanded, that all Jews should depart from Rome); he went to them : 3 and because he was of the same trade, he lodged and worked with them; for by their trade they were tentmakers: 4 and he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, striving to persuade both Jews and Greeks. 5 But, when Silas and Timothy were come down from Macedonia, Paul was excited in his discourse, while testifying to the Jews, that Jesus is the Christ: 6 and because these opposed themselves to him, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said to them, Your blood be on your own heads! I am clean : from henceforth I will go to the Gentiles. 7 And departing from thence, he went to the house of one named Titius Justus, who worshipped God; whose house was adjoining to the synagogue: 8 and Crispus, a chief of the synagogue, believed on the Lord, with all his house; and many of the Corinthians, when they had heard, believed, and were baptized.
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9 And the Lord said to Paul in the night, by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and be not silent; 10 because I am with thee, and no one shall assail thee to harm thee; for I have much people in this city: 11 and he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them. 12 And when Gallio was deputy-governor of Achaia, the Jews arose with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment-seat; 13 saying, This man persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law: 14 and when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, If it were a matter of injury or evil practice, O Jews, it would be reasonable that I should bear with you; 15 but, since it is a question of words, and names, and of your own law, look to it yourselves; I will be no judge of such matters: 16 and he drove them from the judgment-seat: 17 and all the Greeks took Sosthenes, the chief of the synagogue, and beat him before the judgment-seat; but Gallio cared for none of those things. 18 And Paul, after he had remained there many days, took leave of the brethren, and sailed from thence to Syria,
and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Kenchrea, for he had a WOW : 19 and he came to Ephesus, and left them there : but he himself went into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews. 20 And when they besought him to remain a longer time with them, he consented not; 21 but, taking leave of them, and saying, I will return to you again, if God will, he sailed from Ephesus: 22 and landing at Cesarea, he went up and saluted the church; and came down to Antioch : 23 and after spending some time there, he departed; proceeding, in order, through the regions of Galatia and Phrygia, confirming all the disciples. 24 And a certain Jew, named Apollos, an Alexandrian by birth, an eloquent man, and powerful in the scriptures, came to Ephesus: 25 he had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught correctly the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John : 26 and he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: and when Aquila and Priscilla had heard him, they took him to them, and expounded to him more perfectly the way of God: 27 and as he wished to pass over to Achaia, the brethren wrote to the disciples, exhorting them to receive him with welcome : who, when he was arrived, contributed much to those who had believed through grace: 28 for he strenuously and publicly refuted the Jews, proving
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by the scriptures that Jesus is the Christ.
AND it came to pass, while Apollos was at Corinth, that Paul, having gone through the upper parts, came down to Ephesus: 2 and finding certain disciples, he said to them, Have ye received the Holy Spirit, since ye believed ? 3 and they said to him, We have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit: 4 and he said to them, Unto what then were ye baptized 2 and they said, Unto John's baptism : 5 then said Paul, John baptized with the baptism of repentance only; telling the people, that they must believe on him who would come after him, that is, on Jesus: 6 and when they heard this,
they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus: 7 and when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied : and all the men were about twelve : 8 and, for three months, he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly ; reasoning, and persuading concerning the kingdom of God. 9 But, when some were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he withdrew himself, and separated the disciples from them; discoursing to them daily, in the school of Tyrannus. 10 And this continued for two years; so that all who dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks: 11 and God wrought no ordinary miracles by the hands of Paul; 12 so that handkerchiefs or aprons were carried from his body to the sick, and their diseases departed from them; and the evil spirits went out of them. 13 And some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists undertook to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those that had evil spirits, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth: 14 and seven sons of one
Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this; 15 and the evil spirit answered and said to them, Jesus indeed I know, and Paul I know ; but who are ye? 16 and the man in whom was the evil spirit sprang on them, and overpowered them, and prevailed against them; so that they fled, naked and wounded, out of that house. 17 And this became known to all, both Jews and Greeks, that dwelt at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified: 18 and many of them that believed came, and confessed their sins, and told their deeds : 19 many, also, of those that practised secret arts, brought their books together, and burned them before them all : and they computed the prices of them, and found them to be fifty thousand pieces of silver: 20 so mightily did the word of God grow and prevail. 21 When these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit to pass through Macedonia and Achaia, and to go to Jerusalem; saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome: 22 and sending forward into Macedonia two of those that ministered to him, Timothy
and Erastus, he staid a while in Asia. 23 And during that time, no small tumult arose concerning this way: 24 for, a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made shrines for Diana, brought no small profit to the artificers; 25 and calling them together, with the workers in such matters, he said, Friends, ye know that our wealth ariseth from this workmanship : 26 yet ye see, and hear, that not at Ephesus only, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul, by his persuasion, hath drawn away a great number, saying, that they are no gods which are made by hands: 27 so that, not only we ourselves are in danger of this our trade falling into disrepute; but also, the temple of the great goddess Diana, of being accounted nothing, and of being stripped of that majesty which all Asia and the world adoreth. 28 And when they heard these words, they were full of rage, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians! 29 and the whole city was filled with confusion: and they rushed with one accord into the theatre, seizing Gaius and Aristarchus, Macedonians, fellow-travellers of Paul: