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1 Great dissension ariseth touching circumcision. 6 The
apostles consult about it, 22 and send their determina-
tion by letters to the churches. 36 Paul and Barnabas,
thinking to visit the brethren together, fall at strife, and
depart asunder.






a Gal. 2. 12.
ver. 5.
Gal, 5. 2.
Phil. 3. 2.
Col. 2. 8, 11.

A. D. 52.
c Gen. 17.

Lev. 12. 3.
d Gal. 2. 1.

e Rom. 15.


1 Cor. 16. 6.


f ch. 14. 27.

g ver. 12.
ch. 14. 27. &
21. 19.

11 Or,
rose up,
said tney,

h ver. 1,

i oh. 10. 20.
& 11. 12.

k 1 Chron.
28. 9.
ch. 1. 24.
1 ch. 10. 44.

m Rom. 10.


n ch. 10. 15,

28, 43.

1 Cor. 1. 2.

1 Pet. 1. 22.

o Matt. 23.


Gal. 5.1.

Ephes. 2. 8.
Tit. 2. 11. &
3. 4, 5.

q ch. 14. 27.

t AmoB 9.
11, 12.




u See
ver. 28.

X 1 Thoss. 1.

y Gen. 35.2.

Exod. 20. 3,


Ezck. 20. 30.

1 Cor. e. 1.

Rev. 2. 14,

2(1. & 10. 20,


zl Cor. 6.9.


Gal. 3. 19.

Ephes. 5. 3.

Col. 3. 5.


1 Pet. 4. 3.

a Gen. 9. 4.

Lev. 3. 17.

Deut. 12. 16,


b ch. 13. 15,


cch. 1.23.

The apostles consult about circumcision. THE ACTS.

ND "certain men which came down

from Judea, taught the brethren, and

saic^, ''Except ye be circumcised " after the
manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.

2 When therefore Paul and Barnabas had
no small dissension and disputation with
them, they determined that "^Paul and Bar-
nabas, and certain other of them, should go
up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders
about this question.

3 And ^ being brought on their way by the
church, they passed through Phenice and
Samaria, ^declaring the conversion of the
Gentiles : and they caused great joy unto all
the brethren.

4 And when they were come to Jerusalem,
they were received of the church, and of the
apostles and elders, and s they declared all
things that God had done with thtem.

5 But there || rose up certain of the sect
of the Pharisees, which believed, saying,"" That
it was needful to circumcise them, and to
command them to keep the law of Moses.

6 IT And the apostles and elders came toge-
ther for to consider of this matter.

7 And when there had been much dis-
puting, Peter rose up and said unto them,
'Men and brethren, ye know how that a
good while ago, God made choice among us,
that the Gentiles, by my mouth, should hear
the word of the gospel, and believe.

8 And God, ^ which knoweth the hearts,
bare them witness, 'giving them the Holy
Ghost, even as he did unto us :

9 ""And put no difference between us and
them, "purifying their hearts by faith.

10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, °to
put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples,
which neither our fathers nor we were able
to bear?

11 But Pwe believe, that through the
grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, we shall be
saved, even as they.

12 IT Then all the multitude kept silence,
and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, de-
claring what miracles and wonders God had
9 wrought among the Gentiles by them.

13 IT And after they had held their peace,
'James answered, saying. Men and brethren,
hearken unto me.

14 = Simeon hath declared how God at the
first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of
them a people for his name.

15 And to this agree the words of the pro-
phets ; as it is written,

16 'After this I will return, and will build
again the tabernacle of David which is fallen
down; and I will build again the ruins
thereof, and I will set it up :

17 That the residue of men might seek

d ver. 1.
Gal, 2. 4. St
5. 12.
Tit. 1. 10,

e ch. 13, 50.
& 14. 19.

1 Cor. 15. 30.

2 Cor. 11.23,


f ver. 20.

ch. 21. 25.

Sev. 2. 14,


K Lev. 17.

II Or, .

h ch. 14. 22.
& 18. 23.

i 1 Cor. 16.


Hobr. 11. 31.

They send letters to the churches.

after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon
whom my name is called, saith the Lord,
who doeth all these things.

18 Known unto God are all his works
from the beginning of the world.

19 Wherefore ""my sentence is, that we
trouble not them, which from among the
Gentiles " are turned to God :

20 But that we write unto them that they
abstain y from pollutions of idols, and '■from
fornication, and yrom things strangled, "^and
from blood.

21 For Moses of old time hath in every
city them that preach him, '' being read in
the synagogues every sabbath-day.

22 Then pleased it the apostles and
elders, with the whole church, to send chosen
men of their own company to Antioch, with
Paul and Barnabas ; namely, Judas surnamed
"Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the
brethren :

23 And they wrote letters by them after
this manner; The apostles, and elders, and
brethren, send greeting unto the brethren
which are of the Gentiles in Antioch, and
Syria, and Cilicia.

24 Forasmuch as we have heard, that
^ certain which went out from us, have troubled
you with words, subverting your souls, say-
ing. Ye must be circumcised, and keep the
law ; to whom we gave no such command-
ment :

25 It seemed good unto us, being assem-
bled with one accord, to send chosen men
unto you,with our belovedBarnabas and Paul :

26 «Men that have hazarded their lives for
the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

27 We have sent therefore Judas and Silas,
who shall also tell you thie same things by
t mouth.

28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost,
and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden
than these necessary things ;

29 '^Thatye abstain from meats offered to
idols, and e:from blood, and from things
strangled, and from fornication : from which
if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare
ye well.

30 So when they were dismissed, they
came to Antioch : and when they had ga-
thered the multitude together, they delivered
the epistle.

31 Which when they had read, they re-
joiced for the II consolation.

32 And Judas and Silas, being prophets
also themselves, •'exhorted the brethren with
many words, and confirmed them.

33 And after they had tarried there a
space, they were let ' go in peace from the
brethren unto the apostles.



Paul and Barnabas fall at strife, S^c.

34 Notwithstanding, it pleased Silas to
abide there still.

35 •'Paul also and Barnabas continued in
Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of
.he Lord, with many others also.

36 H And some days after, Paul said unto
Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our
brethren, 'in every city where we have
preached the word of the Lord, and see how
they do.

37 And Barnabas determined to take with
them "> John, whose surname was Mark.

38 But Paul thought not good to take
him with them, "who departed from them
from Pamphylia, and went not with them to
the work.

39 And the contention was so sharp be-
tween them, that they departed asunder one
from the other : and so Barnabas took Mark,
and sailed unto Cyprus.

40 And Paul chose Silas, and departed,
° being recommended by the brethren unto
the grace of God.

41 And he went through Syria and Cilicia,
p confirming the churches.


1 Paul having circumcised Timothy, 7 and being called
by the Spirit from one cou7itry to another, 14 convert-
eth Lydia, 16 casteth out a spirit of divination. 19 For
which cause he and Silas are whipped and imprisoned.
26 The prison doors are opened. 31 The jailer is
converted, 37 and they are delivered.

THEN came he to "Derbe and Lystra:
and behold, a certain disciple was there,
'' named Timotheus, "the son of a certain
woman which was a Jewess, and beheved,
but his father was a Greek :

2 Which ''was well reported of by the
brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium.

3 Him would Paul have to go forth with
him; and «took and circumcised him, be-
cause of the Jews which were in those
quarters : for they knew all that his father
was a Greek :

4 And as they went through the cities,
they delivered them the decrees for to keep,
•"that were ordained of the apostles and elHers
which were at Jerusalem.

5 And e so were the churches established
in the faith, and increased in number daily.

6 Now when they had gone throughout
Phrygia, and the region of Galatia, and were
forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the
word in Asia ;

7 After they were come to Mysia, they
assayed to go into Bithynia : but the Spirit
suffered them not.

8 And they passing by Mysia, ■> came down
,o Troas.

9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the








k ch. 13. 1.

i ch,10. 30.

A. D. 53.

k 2 Cor 2.

1 ch. 13. 4,
13, 14, 51.

m ch.12.12,
2.^ & 13. 5.
Col. 4. 10.
2Tim. 4. 11.
n ch. 13. 13.

I Phil. 1. 1.

II Or.
tha first.

t Gr. gab-

o ch. 14. 26.

p ch. 16. 5.

m Luke 24.

n Gen. 19.
. b. 33. 11.
Judg. 19. 21.
Luke 24. 29.
Hebr. 13. 2.
o 1 Sam. 28.


of Pytlum.

p ch. 19. 24.

a ch. 14. 6.

b ch. W. 22.
Rom. 16. 21.
1 Cor. 4. 17.
Phil. 2. 19.

1 Tim. 1. 2.

2 Tim. 1. 2.
c 2 Tim. 1.


e 1 Cor. 9.

Gal. 2. 3.
Sec Gal. 5.

g See
Mark 1. 2i

r Mark 16.

s ch. 19.25,

f ch. 15. 28,

t 2 Cor. 6.


u Matt. 10.


II Or, court.

S ch. 15. 41.

X 1 Kings
18. 17.
ch. 17. 6.

h 2 Cor. 2.


2 Tim. 4. 13.

y 2 Cor. 6.
1 ThcBS. 2.

Paul casteth out a spirit of divination.

night: There stood a 'man of Macedonia,
and prayed him, saying. Come over into
Macedonia, and help us.

10 And after he had seen ^he vision,

immediately we endeavoured to go ''into
Macedonia, assuredly gathering, that the
Lord had called us for to preach the gospel
unto them.

1 1 Therefore loosing from Troas, we came
with a straight course to Samothracia, and
the next day to Neapolis ;

12 And from thence to 'Philippi, which
is II the chief city of that part of Macedonia,
and a colony: and we were in that city
abiding certain days.

13 And on the t sabbath we went out
of the city by a river side, where prayer
was wont to be made; and we sat down,
and spake unto the women which resprted

14 IT And a certain woman named Lydia,
a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira,
which worshipped God, heard us: whose
"■ heart the Lord opened, that she attended
unto the things which were spoken of Paul.

15 And when she was baptized, and her
household, she besought ms, saying. If ye
have judged me to be faithful to the Lord,
come into my house, and abide there. And
"she constrained us.

16 IT And it came to pass as we went to
prayer, a certain damsel "possessed with a
spirit II of divination, met us, which brought
her masters p much gain by soothsaying :

17 The same followed Paul and us, and
cried, saying. These men are the servants of
the most high God, which shew unto us the
way of salvation.

18 And this did -she many days. But
Paul 1 being grieved, turned and said to
the spirit, I command thee in the name of
Jesus Christ to come out of her. ''And he
came out the same hour.

19 U And ^when her masters saw that the
hope of their gains was gone, ' they caught
Paul and Silas, and "drew them into the
II market-place unto the rulers,

20 And brought them to the magistrates,
saying, These men, being Jews, "do exceed-
ingly trouble our city,

21 And teach, customs which are not
lawful for us to receive, neither to observe,
being Romans.

22 And the multitude rose up togethei-
against them : and the magistrates rent off
their clothes, yand commanded to beat them.

23 And when they had laid many stripes
upon them, they cast them into prison, charg-
ing the jailer to keep them safely.

24 Who having received such a charge,


The jailer is converted.

tlirust them into the inner prison, and made
their feet fast in the stocks.

25 HAnd at midnight Paul and Silas
prayed, and sang praises unto God : and the
prisoners heard them.

26 ^And suddenly there was a great earth-
quake, so that the foundations of the prison
were shaken : and immediately '' all the doors
were opened, and every one's bands were

27 And the keeper of the prison awaking
out of his sleep, and seeing the prison-doors
open, he drew out his sword, and would have
killed himself, supposing that the prisoners
had been fled.

28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, say-
ing. Do thyself no harm : for we are all

29. Then he called for a light, and sprang
in, and came trembling, and fell down before
Paul and Silas ;

30 And brought them out, and said, •> Sirs,
what must I do to be saved ?

31 And they said, '^Believe on the Lord
Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and
thy house.

32 And they spake unto him the word of
the Lord, and to all that were in his house.

33 And he took^them the same hour of
the night, and washed their stripes ; and was
baptized, he and all his, straightway.

34 And when he had brought them into
his house, ''he set meat before them, and
rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.

35 And when it was day, the magistrates
sent the sergeants, saying, Let those men go.

36 And the keeper of the prison told this
saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to
let you go : now therefore depart, and go in

37 But Paul said unto them. They have
beaten us openly uncondemned, <= being Ro-
mans, and have cast us into prison ; and now
do they thrust us out privily? nay verily;
but let them come themselves and fetch us

38 And the sergeants told these words
unto the magistrates : and they feared when
they heard that they were Romans.

39 And they came and besought them,
and brought them out, and ^ desired them to
depart out of the city.

40 And they went out of the prison, sand
entered into the house of Lydia : and when
they had seen the brethren, they comforted
them, and departed.


1 Paul preacheth at Thessalonica, 4 where some believe,
and others persecute him. 10 He is sent to Berea, and
preacheth there. 13 Being persecuted at Thessalojiica,





b Luke 3.


ch. 2. 37.


c John 3. 16,
36. & 6. 47.
I John 5. 10.

d Luke 5.
29. & 19. 6.

f Malt 8.

e ver. 14,




a Luke 4.



9. 20. &


5, 14. &


1. & ir>.


& 19. 8.

b Luke 21.
26, 4(i.
ch. 18. 28.
Gal. 3. L

II Or, . _
whom, sain
he, I preach.

dch. 15. 22,
27, 32. 40.

e Horn. 16.

fch. 16.20.

g Luke 23.

John 19. 12.
1 Pet. 2. 15.

h ch. 9. 25.
ver. 14.

i Isai. 34. 16.
Luke 16. 29.
John 5 39.

k Malt. 10.

1 ch. 18. 5.

Paul is sent to Berea.

15 he Cometh to Athens, and disputeth, and preacheth
the living God to them unknown, 34 whereby many
are converted unto Christ.

NOW when they had passed through
Amphipolis, and Apollonia, they came
to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of
the Jews.

2 And Paul, as his manner was, "went in
unto them, and three sabbath-days reasoned
with them out of the scriptures,

3 Opening and alleging, ''that Christ must
needs have suffered, and risen again from
the dead ; and that this Jesus, || whom I preach
unto you, is Christ.

4 "And some of them believed, and con-
sorted with Paul and •■ Silas : and of the
devout Greeks a great multitude, and of
the chief women not a few.

5 IF But the Jews which believed not,
moved with envy, took unto them certain
lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered
a company, and set all the city on an uproar,
and assaulted the house of ^ Jason, and sought
to bring them out to the people.

6 And when they found them not, they
drew Jason and certain brethren unto the
rulers of the city, crying, ^ These that have
turned the world upside down, are come
hither also ;

7 Whom Jason hath received : and these
all do contrary to the decrees of Cesar, ssay-
ing, that there is another king, one Jesus.

8 And they troubled the people, and the
rulers of the city, when they heard these '

9 And when they had taken security of
Jason and of the other, they let them go.

10 IT And '■the brethren immediately sent
away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea :
who coming thither, went into the synagogue
of the Jews.

11 These were more noble than those
in Thessalonica, in that they received the
word with all readiness of mind, and ' searched
the scriptures daily, whether those things
were so.

12 Therefore many of them believed; also
of honourable women which were Greeks,
and of men not a few.

13 But when the Jews of Thessalonica
had knowledge that the word of God was
preached of Paul at Berea, they came thither
also, and stirred up the people.

14 i^And then immediately the brethren
sent away Paul, to go as it were to the sea : ~
but Silas and Timotheus abode there still.

15 And they that conducted Paul brought
him unto Athens: and 'receivings a com-
mandment unto Silas and Timotheus for to
come to him with all speed, they departed

926 \

At Athens he preacheth the living God.

16 IT Now while Paul waited for them at
Athens, ""his spirit was stirred in him, when
he saw the city |j wholly given to idolatry.

17 Therefore disputed he in the synagogue
with the Jews, and with the devout persons,
and in the market daily with them that met
Avith him.

18 Then certain philosophers of the Epi-
cureans, and of the Stoics, encountered him.
And some said, What will this || babbler say?
other some. He seemeth to be a setter forth
of strange gods : because he preached unto
them Jesus, and the resurrection.

19 And they took him, and brought him
unto II Areopagus, saying. May we know what
this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is ?

20 For thou bringest certain strange
things to our ears ; we would know there-
fore what these things mean.

21 (For all the Athenians and strangers
which were there, spent their time in no-
thing else, but either to tell, or to hear
some new thing.)

22 II Then Paul stood in the midst of
II Mars-hill, and said. Ye men of Athens,

I perceive that in all things ye are too

23 For as I passed by, and beheld your

II devotions, I found an altar with this in-
scription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD.
Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him
declare I unto you.

24 "God that made the world, and all
things therein, seeing that he is "Lord of
heaven and earth, Pdwelleth not in temples
made with hands ;

25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands,
9 as though he needed any thing, seeing
'he giveth to all life, and breath, and all
things ;

26 And hath made of one blood all na-
tions of men for to dwell on all the face of
the earth, and hath determined the times
before appointed, and = the bounds of their
habitation ;

27 * That they should seek the Lord, if
haply they might feel after him, and find
him, " though he be not far from every one
of us :

28 For ^ in him we live, and move, and
have our being ; y as certain also of your
own poets have said. For we are also his

29 Forasmuch then as we are the off-
spring of God, ^we ought not to think that
the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or
stone, graven by art and man's device.

30 And » the times of this ignorance God
winked at; but ""now commandeth all men
every where to repent : I





m a Pol. 2.

Or, fuU

' <la.


II Or,
base fellow.

11 Or,

It was the
highest court
in Athena.

II Or,

the court of
the Areoya-

II Or,

gods that ye
2 Thesa. 2.

n ch. 14. 15.

Matt. 11.


Q Pa. 50. 8.

r Gen. 2. 7.

Numb. 10.


Job 12. 10.

& 27. 3. &


Inui. 42. 5.

& 57. JO.


a Deut 32.


X Col. 1. 17.
Hebr. 1. 3.

y Tit. 1. 12.

z laai. 40.


a ch. 14. 16.

Rom. 3, 25.

b Lake 24.


Tit. 2. 11,


1 Pel. 1. 14.





ch. 10. 42.
Rom. 2. 10.
IL 14. 10.




<1 ch. 2. 24.

a Rom. 16.


ICor 16.19.

2 Tim. 4. 19.

b ch. 20. 34.
I Cor. 4. 12.

1 Thoaa. 2.

2 Thess. a

cch. 17.2.

d ch. 17. 14,


e Job 32. 18.

ch. 17. 3.

ver. 28.

II Or, ia the
f ch. 13. 45.

1 Pet 4. 4.
c Neh. 5. 13,
Matt. 10. 14
ch. 13. 51.

h Lev. 20. 9,
11, 12.

2 Sam. 1. IB.
Ezek. 18. 13.
& 33. 4.

i Ezek. 3. 18,
19. & 33. 9.
ch. 20. 26.
h ch. 13. 46.
&28. 28.

I 1 Cor. 1.

m ch. 23. 11.

n Jer. 1. 18,


Matt. 28. 20.

sat there.

Paul preacheth at Corinth.

31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the
which •'he will judge the world in righteous-
ness, by that man whom he hath ordained:
whereof he hath || given assurance unto all mew,
in that '*he hath raised him from the dead.

32 IT And when they heard of the resurrec-
tion of the dead, some mocked : and others
said, We will hear thee again of this matter. _

33 So Paul departed from among them.

34 Howbeit, certain men clave unto him,
and beheved : among the which was Dio-
nysius the Areopagite, and a woman named
Damaris, and others with them.

CHAP. xvm.

3 Paul Idboureth with his hands, and preacheth at Corinth
to the Gentiles. 9 The Lord encourageth him in a
vision. 12 He is accused before Gallio the deputy, but
is dismissed, 18 Afterwards passing from city to city,
he strengtheneth the disciples. 24 Apollos, being more
perfectly instructed by Aquila and PriscUia, 23
preacheth Christ with great efficacy.

AFTER these things, PauMeparted from
Athens, and came to Corinth ; •
- 2 And found a certain Jew named * Aquila,
born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with
his wife Priscilla, (because that Claudius had
commanded all Jews to depart from Rome)
and came unto them.

3 And because he was of the same craft,
he abode with them, '' and wrought, (for by
their occupation they were tent-makers.)

4 "And he reasoned in the synagogue
every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and
the Greeks.

5 And "^when Silas and Timotheus were
come from Macedonia, Paul was ^ pressed
in the spirit, and testified to the Jews, that
Jesus ^was Christ.

6 And ''when they opposed themselves,
and blasphemed, she shook his raiment, and
said unto them, ^ Your blood be upon your
own heads : 'I am clean : ■'from henceforth
I will go unto the Gentiles.

7 IF And he departed thence, and entered
into a certain man^s house, named Justus,
one that worshipped God, whose house joined
hard to the synagogue.

8 'And Crispus, the chief ruler of the
synagogue, believed on the Lord with d.11
his house : and many of the Corinthians
hearing, believed, and were baptized.

9 Then "spake the Lord to Paul in the
night by a vision, Be not afraid^ but speak,
and hold not thy peace :

10 " For I am with thee, and no man shall
set on thee, to hurt thee : for I have much
people in this city.

1 1 And he t continued there a year and
six months, teaching the word of God among



Paul is accused before Gallio.

12 II And when Gallio was the deputy of
Achak, the Jews made insurrection with
one accord against Paul, and brought him
to the judgment-seat,

13 Saying, This /eZ/ow persuadeth men to
worship God contrary to the law.

14 And when Paul was now about to
open Ms mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews,
° If it were a matter of wrong, or wicked
lewdness, O ye Jews, reason would that I
should bear with you :

15 But if it be a question of words and
names, and of your law, look ye to it : for
I will be no judge of such matters.

16 And he drave them, from the judg-

17 Then all the Greeks took pSosthenes,
the chief ruler of the synagogue, and beat
him before the judgment-seat. And Gallio
cared for none of those things.

^ 18 If And Paul after this tarried there yet
a good whilef and then took his leave of
the brethren, and sailed thence into Syria,
and with him Priscilla, and Aquila ; having
1 shorn his head in ^ Cenchrea : for he had
a vow.

19 And he came to Ephesus, and left them
there : but he himself entered into the syna-
gogue, and reasoned with the Jews.

20 When they desired him to tarry longer
time with them, he consented not :

21 But bade them farewell, saying, ^I
must by all means keep this feast that cometh
in Jerusalem : but I will return again unto you,
'if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus.

22 And when he had landed at Cesarea,
and gone up and saluted the church, he
went down to- Antioch.

23 And after he had spent some time

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