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9 And "they that were with me saw
indeed the light, and were afraid ; but they
heard not the voice of him that spake to me.

10 And I said, What shall I do. Lord ?
And the Lord said unto me. Arise, and go
into Damascus, and there it shall be told
thee of all things which are appointed for
thee to do.

11 And when I could not see for the glory
of that light, being led by the hand of them
that were with me, I came into Damascus.

12 And "^one Ananias, a devout man ac-
cording to the law, "having a good report of
all the P Jews which dwelt there,

13 Came unto me, and stood, and said
unto me. Brother Saul, receive thy sight.
And the same hour I looked up upon

14 And he said, iThe God of our fathers
"^hath chosen thee, that thou aiiouldest know
his will, and = see ' that Just One, and " should-
est hear the voice ofhis mouth.

15 ^For thou shalt be his witness unto all
men of y what thou hast seen and heard.

16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and
be baptized, ^and wash away thy sins, ''call-
ing on the name of the Lord.

17 And ''it came to pass, that, when I was
come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed
in the temple, I Avas in a trance ;

18 And <=saw him saying unto me, •' Make
haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem ;








j; ch. 24. 5,

b ch. 21. 39.
2 Cor. 11.22.
Phil. 3. 5.

z ch. 20. 4.

c Dent. 33.

2'King3 4.

Luke 10. 39.
ech.26. 5.
fch. 21.20.
Gal. 1. 14.
g Eom. 10.

a ch. 26. 21.

hch. 8, 3. «
26. 9, 10. 11.
Phil. 3. 6.
1 Tim. 1. 13.

i Luke 22.


ch. 4. 5.

k ch. 9. 2. &

26. 10. 12.

b ch. 23. 27.

&24. 7.

1 eh. 9. 3. &
26. 12, 13.

ever. 11.
ch. 20. 23.

m eh. 9. 7.
Dan. 10. 7.

d Luke 23.

John 19. 15.
ch. 28. 22.

ThiB Egsp-
tian rose

A. D. 55.
ch. 5. 36.

n ch. 0. 17.

eh. 10. 22.

p 1 Tim. 3.

fch. 9. 11.

g ch. 12. 17.

q ch. 3. 13.
& 5. 30.

r ch. 9. 15.
& 26. 16.

s 1 Cor. 9.
1. & 15. 8.
t ch. 3. 14.
& 7. 52.
u 1 Cor. 11.

Gal. 1. 12.
X ch. 23. 11.
y ch. 4. 20.
& 26. 16.

7. ch. 2. 38.
Ilebr. 10.22.
uch.9. 14.
Rom. 10. 13.

bch.9. 20.
2 Cor. 12. 2.

a ch. 7. 2.

c ver. 14.
d Malt. 10.




Paul is brought before the council.

for they will not receive thy testimony con-
cerning me.

19 And I said, Lord, nhey know that
I imprisoned, and '^beat in every synagogue
them that believed on thee :

20 eAnd when the blood of thy martyr
Stephen was shed, I also was standing by,
and ''consenting unto his death, and kept the
raiment of them that slew him.

21 And he said unto me, Depart : ' for I
will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles.

22 And they gave him audience unto
this word, and then lifted up their voices,
and said, ''Away with such a. fellow from
the earth : for it is not fit that ' he should

23 And as they cried out, and cast off
their clothes, and threw dust iifto the air,

24 The chief captain commanded him to
be brought into the castle, and bade that
he should be examined by scourging ; that he
might know wherefore they cried so against

25 And as they bound him with thongs,
Paul said unto the centurion that stood by,
" Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that
is a Roman, and uncondemned ?

26 When the centurion heard that, he
went and told the chief captain, saying.
Take heed what thou doest ; for this man
is a Roman.

27 Then the chief captain came, and said
unto him. Tell me, art thou a 'Roman? He
said. Yea.

28 And the chief captain answered. With
a great sum obtained I this freedom. And
Paul said, But I wasyj-ee-born.

29 -Then straightway they departed from
him which should have || examined him : and
the chief captain also was afraid, after he
knew that he was a Roman, and because he
had bound him.

30 On the morrow, because he would
have known the certainty wherefore he was
accused of the Jews, he loosed him from his
bands, and commanded the chief priests and
all their council to appear, and brought Paul
down, and set him before them.

CHAP. xxni.

I As Paul pleadeth his cause, 2 Ananias commandeth
them to smite him. 7 Dissension among his accusers.
11. Goi encourageth him. 14 The Jews' laying wait
for Paul 20 is declared unto the chief captain. 27 He
sendeth him to Felix the governor.

AND Paul,earnestly beholding the council,
said. Men awcZ brethren, "I have lived in
all good conscience before God until this day.
2 And the high priest Ananias commanded
them that stood by him, '■to smite him on the








e ver. 4.

c Lev. 19.

ch. 8. a.


f Mutt. 10.

Dout. 25. 1,


John 7. 51.

S ch. 7. 58.

d ch. 24. 17.

h Luko 11.


f\\. 8. 1.
Kom. 1. 32.

e Exoil. 22.


i cli. 9. 15.

Ecclra. 10.

47. & 18. 6.


2 I'ot. 2. 10.

&. 26. 17.


Rom. 1.5.

&11. 13. i.

15. 10.

Gal. 1. 1.5.

Hi. & 2. 7, a.

Ephoa. 3. 7,

f ch. 26. 5.

I'Tim. 2. 7.

Phil. 3. 5.


I ch. 24. 15,
21.&.28. fl.

k ch. 21. :16.

1 ch. 25. 24.


m ch. 16.

II Or, tor-
tured Am.

n ch. 24. 16.

1 Cor. 4. 4.

2 Cor. 1. 12.
& 4. 2.

2 Tim. 1. 3.
Hebr. 13. 18.

b 1 Kinga
22. 24.
Jer. 20. 2.
John 18. 22.

h Matt. 22.

Mark 12. 18.
Luke 20. 27.

i ch. 25. 25.
&2I>. 31.
k ch. 22. 7,
17, 18.
I ch. 5. 39.

m cb. 18. n.
&27. 23, 24.

n ver. 51, 30.
ch. 25. i.

II Or, with
an oatli of

Dissension among his accusers.

3 Then said Paul unto him, God shall
smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou
to judge me after the law, and ■= commandest
me to be smitten contrary to the law ?

4 And they that stood by, said, Revilest
thou God's high priest?

5 Then said Paul, <> I wist not, brethren,
that he was the high priest : for it is written,
■= Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of
thy people.

6 But when Paul. perceived that the
one part were Sadducees, and the other Pha-
risees, he cried out in the council, Men and
brethren, *"I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pha-
risee : e of the hope and resurrection of the
dead I am called in question.

7 And when he had so said, there arose
a dissension between the Pharisees and the
Sadducees : and the multitude was divided.

8 '' For the Sadducees say that there is no
resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit : but the
Pharisees confess both.

9 And there arose a great cry : and the
^cx'ihes that were of the Pharisees' part arose,
and strove, saying, ' We find no evil in this
man : but ''if a spirit or an angel hath spoken
to him, ' let us not fight against God.

10 And when there arose a great dis-
sension, the chief captain, fearing lest Paul
should have been pulled in pieces of them,
commanded the soldiers to go down, and to
take hdm by force from among them, and to
bring him into the castle,

11 And ™the night following the Lord
stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer,
Paul : for as thou hast testified of me in
Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at

12 And when it was day, " certain of
the Jews banded together, and bound them-
selves II under a curse, saying, that they would
neither eat nor drink till they had killed

13 And they were more than forty which
had made this conspiracy.

14 And they came to the chief priests and
elders, and said. We have bound ourselves
under a great curse, that we will eat nothing
until we have slain Paul.

15 Now therefore ye with the council
signify to the chief captain, that he bring
him down unto you to-morrow, as though ye
would inquire something more perfectly con-
cerning him : and we, or ever he come near,
are ready to kill him.

16 And when Paul's sister's son heard of
their lying in wait, he went and entered into
the castle, and told Paul.

17 Then Paul called one of the centu-
rions unto him, and said, Bring this young


Paul is sent to Felix the governor. '

man unto the chief captain ; for he hath a
certain thing to tell him.

18 So he took him, and brought him to
the chief captain, and said, Paul the prisoner
called me unto him, and prayed me to bring
this young man unto thee, who hath some-
thing to say unto thee.

19 Then the chief captain took him by
the hand and went with him aside privately,
and asked him. What is that thou hast to
tell me?

20 And he said, ° The Jews have agreed
to desire thee, that thou wouldest bring
down Paul to-morrow intQ the council, as
though they would inquire somewhat of him
more perfectly.

21 But do not thou yield unto them : for
there lie in wait for him of them more
than forty men, which have bound them-
selves with an oath, that they will neither
eat nor drink till they have killed him : and
now are they ready, looking for a promise
from thee.

22 So the chief captain then let the young
man depart, and charged him, See thou tell
no man that thou hast shewed these things
to me.

23 And he called unto him two cen-
turions, saying, Make ready two hundred
soldiers to go to Cesarea, and horsemen three-
score and ten, and spearmen two hundred, at
the third hour of the night ;

24 And provide them beasts, that they
may set Paul on, and bring him safe unto
Felix the governor.

25 And he wrote a letter after this man-
ner :

26 Claudius Lysias, unto the most excel-
lent governor Felix, sendeth greeting.

27 pThis man was taken of the Jews, and
should have been killed of them : then came
I with an army, and rescued him, having
understood that he was a Roman.

28 1 And when I would have known the.
cause wherefore they accused him, I brought
him forth into their council :

29 Whom I perceived to be accused "^of
questions of their law, =but to have nothing
laid to his charge worthy of death, or of

30 And ' when it was told me how that
the Jews laid wait for the man, I sent
straightway to thee, and "gave commandment
to his accusers also, to say before thee what
they had against him. Farewell.

31 Then the soldiers, as it was commanded
them, took Paul, and brought him by night
to Antipatris.

32 On the morrow they left the horsemen
to go with him, and returned to the castle :




p cli. 21.

&; 24. 7.

q ch. 22. 30.

r ch. 18.
& 25. 19.
s ch. 26.

u ch. 24. 1
& 25. 6.



r ch. 24. 1,
10. & 25. 16.

z Malt. 27.

a ch. 21. 27.
b ch. 2:1. 2,
.10, 35. it 25.

c Luke 23,


ch. 6. 13. &

Ifi. 20. & 17.

6 &21.28.

1 Pet. 2. 12.


a ch. 21. 28.

e John 18.

B ch. 23. 30.

A. D. 53.
Felix made
over Judea,

h ver. 17.
ch. 21.20.
i ch. 25. 8.
«c 28. 17.

He is accused hy Tertullus.

33 Who, when they came to Cesarea, and
delivered the epistle to the governoi*, present-
ed Paul also before him.

34 And when the governor had read the
letter, he asked of what province he was.
And when he understood that he was of
" Cilicia ;

35 y I will hear thee, said he, when thine
accusers are also come. And he commanded
him to be kept in ^Herod's judgment-hall.


1 Paul being accused by Tertullus the orator, 10 answer-
ethfor his life and doctrine. 2i He preacheth Christ
to the governor and his wife. 26 The governor kopeth
for a bribe, but in vain. 27 At last, going out of his
office, he leaveth Paul in prison.

AND after ^five days, •'Ananias the high
priest descended with the elders, and
with a certain orator named Tertullus, who
informed the governor against Paul.

2 And when he was called forth, Ter-
tullus began to accuse him, saying. Seeing
that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and
that very worthy deeds are done unto this
nation by thy providence,

3 We accept it always^ and in all places,
most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.

4 Notwithstanding, that I be not further
tedious unto thee, I pray thee, that thou
wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few

5 '=For weTiave found this man a pestilent
fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the
Jews throughout the world, and a ring-leader
of the sect of the Nazarenes :

6 ^ Who also hath gone about to profane
the temple : whom we took, and would' ^ have •
judged according to our law :

7 ''But the chief captaiji Lysias came upon
us, and with great violence took him away
out of our hands,

8 ff Commanding his accusers to come unto
thee : by examining of whom, thyself mayest
take knowledge of all these things whereof
we accuse him.

9 And the Jews also assented, saying. That
these things were so.

10 Then Paul, after that the governor
had beckoned unto him to speak, answered,
Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been
of many years a judge unto this nation,
I do the more cheerfully answer for myself:

11 Because that thou mayest understand,
that there are yet but twelve days since I
went up to Jerusalem ''for to worship.

12 'And they neither found me in the
temple disputing with any man, neither
raising up the people, neither in the syna-
gogues, nor in the city :


■ 00.

k Soo

Amos 8. 14.
oil. I). 2. ■
1 2 Tim. 1.3.

m ch.26.'22.
i 28.23.

n ch. 23. 6.

& 2«. a, 7.

& 28. 211.
o Dan. 12. 2.
John 5. 28,

p ch. 23. 1.

q ch. 11. 29,
30. tc 20. IB.
Rom. 15. 25.
2 Cor. 8. 4.
Gal. 2. 10.
r ch. 21.26,
27. & 26. 21.

s ch. 2:1. 30.
& 25. 16.

t ch. 23. 6.




2 The Jews accuse Paul before Festus. 8 He answereih
for himself, 11 andappealeth unto Cesar. 14 After-

^ wards Festus openeth his matter to king Agrippa,
23 and, he is brought forth. 25 Festus clear eth him
to have done nothing worthy of death.

A. D. 62.

z Eiod. 23.


ch. 12. 3. &

25. 9, 14.


ach.24. 1.
ver. 15.

h ch. 23. 12,

Faul amwereth for his life and doctrine. GHAP. XXV.

13 Neither can they prove the things
whereof they now accuse me.

14 But this I confess unto thee, that after
^ the way which they call heresy, so worship
I the ' God of my fathers, believing all things
which arc written in ""the law and in the
prophets :

15 And "have hope toward God, which
they themselves also allow, " that there shall
be a resurrection of the dead, both of the
just and unjust.

16 And p herein do I exercise myself, to
have always a conscience void of offence
toward God, and toward men.

17 Now, after many years, il came to
bring alms to my nation, and offerings.

18 "^Whereupon certain Jews from Asia
found me purified in the temple, neither
with multitude, nor with tumult :

19 = Who ought to have been here before
thee, and object, if they had aught against

20 Or else let these same here say, if they
have found any evil-doing in me, while I
stood before the council,

21 .Except it be for this one voice, that I
cried, standing among them, 'Touching the
resurrection of the dead I am called in ques-
tion by you this day. '

\' 22 And when Felix heard these things,
having more perfect knowledge of that way,
he deferred them, and said. When " Lysias
the chief captain shall come down, I will
know the uttermost of your matter.

23 And he commanded a centurion to
keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and
^that he should forbid none of his ac-
quaintance to minister, or come unto him.

24 And after certain days, when Felix
came with his wife Drusilla, which was a
Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him
concerning the faith in Christ.

25 And as he reasoned of righteousness,
temperance, and judgment to come, Felix
trembled, and answered. Go thy way for
this time ; when I have a convenient season,
I will call for thee.

26 He hoped also that y money should
have been given him of Paul, that he might
loose him : wherefore he sent for him the
oftener, and communed with him.

27 But after two years Porcius Festus
came into Felix' room: and Felix, ^willing
to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.

c ch. 18. 14.

vet. 18.

II Or,

as some co-
pies read, no
more than
eight or ten

A Mark 15.


Luke SO. S,


ch. 24. S, 13.

e ch. 6. 13.
& 24. 12. &

28. 17.

g ver. 20.

h ver. 25.
ch. 18. 14.
b 2:<. 29. jc
26. 31.

i ch. 26. 32.
&28. 19.

The Jews accuse Paul before Festus.

"VrOW when Festus was come into the
W province, after three days he ascended
from Cesarea to Jerusalem.

2 "Then the high priest and the chief of
the Jews informed him against Paul, and*
besought him,

3 And desired favour against him, thai
he would send for him to Jerusalem, ''laying
wait in the way to kill him. «

4 But Festus answered, that Paul should
be kept at Cesarea, and that he himself would
depart shortly thither.

5 Let them therefore, said he, which
among you are able, go down with me, and
accuse this man, " if there be any wickedness
in him.

6 And when he had tarried among them
II more than ten days, he went down unto Ce-
sarea ; and the next day sitting on the judg-
ment-se^t, commanded Paul to be brought.

7 And when he was come, the Jews which
came down from Jerusalem stood round
about, ^and laid many and grievous com-
plaints against Paul, which they could not

8 While he answered for himself,
^Neither against the law of the Jews,
neither against the temple, nor yet agamst
Cesar have I offended any thing at all.

9 But Festus, ^ willing to do the Jews
a pleasure, answered Paul, and said, eWilt
thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be judged
of these things before me ?

10 Then said Paul, I stand at Cesar's
judgment-seat, where I ought to be judged :
to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou
very well knowest. »

\\ ^ For if I be an offender, or have com-
mitted any thing worthy of death, I refuse
not to die : but if there be none of these
things whereof these accuse me, no man may
deliver me unto them. 'I appeal unto Cesar.

12 Then Festus, when he had conferred
with the council, answered. Hast thou ap-
pealed unto Cesar? unto Cesar shalt thou go.

13 And after certain days, king Agrippa
and Bernice came unto Cesarea, to salute

14 And when they had been there many
days, Festus declared Paul's cause unto the
king, saying, •' There is a certain man left in
bonds by Felix :

15 'About whom, when I was at Jeru-
salem, the chief priests and the elders of the
Jews informed me, desiring to have judg-
ment against him.

16 "To whom I answered. It is not the
manner of the Romans to deliver any man
to die, before that he which is accused
have the accusers face to face, and have



Agrippa desireth to hear Paul.

license to answer for himself concerning the
crime laid against him.

17 Therefore, when they were come hither,
" without any delay on the morrow I 'sat on
Ihe judgment-seat, and commanded the man
to be brought forth ;

18 Against whom, when the accusers stood
up, they brought none accusation of such
things as I supposed :

19 "But had certain questions against him
of their own superstition, and of one Jesus,
which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be

20 And because |1 1 doubted of such man-
ner of questions, I asked him whether he
would go to Jerusalem, and there be judged
of these matters.

21 But when Paul had appealed to be
reserved unto the || hearing of Augustus, I
commanded him to be kept till I might send
him to Cesar.

22 Then p Agrippa said unto Festus, I
would also hear the man myself. To-morrow,
said he, thou shalt hear him.

23 And on the morrow, when Agrippa
was come, and Bernice, with great pomp, and
was entered into the place of hearing, with
the .chief captains and principal men of the
city, at Festus' commandment Paul was
brought forth.

24 And Festus said. King Agrippa, and
all men which are here present with us, ye
see this man about whom i all the multitude
of the Jews have dealt with me, both at Jeru-
salem, and also here, crying that he ought
' not to live any longer.

t 25 But when I found that ^ he had com-
mitted nothing worthy of death, ' and that he
himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have
determined to send him.

26 Of whom I have no certain thing to
write unto my lord. Wherefore I have
brought him forth before you, and specially
before thee, O king Agrippa, that after ex-
amination had, I might have somewhat to

27 For it seemeth to me unreasonable to
send a prisoner, and not withal to signify the
crimes laid against him.


2 Paul, in the presence of Agrippa, dedareth Ms life
from his childhood, 12 and how miraculously he was
converted, and called to his apostleship. 24 Festus
chargeth him to he mad, whereunto he answereth mo-
destly. 28 Agrippa is almost persuaded to be a Chris-
tian. 31 The whole company pronounce him innocent.
THEN Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou art
permitted to speak for thyself. Then

Paul stretched forth the hand, and answered

for himself.



n ver. 6.

o ch 18. 15.
& 23.29.

H Or, ,
fvl hole to

II Or,

p Sen
oh. 9. 15.

n ver. 2, 3,


r ch. 22. 22.

s ch. 23. 9,
29. & 26. 31.
I vor. 11,


62. •

& 23. 6. &
24. 15. 22.
Phil. 3. 5.


c Gen. 3. 15.

& 22. 18. &

26. 4. Sl 49.


Deut. 18. 15.

2 Sam. 7. 12.

Ps. 132. 11.

[sai. 4. 2.&

7. 14. & 9.

6. & 40. 10.

Jcr. 23. 5. &

33. 14, 15,


Ezek. 34.23.


Dan. 9. 24.

Mic. 7. 20.

ch. 13. 32.

Rom. 15. 8.

Tit. 2. 13.

d James 1.



nrsht and


e Luke 2.


1 Tim. 5. 5.

1 TJ10S3. 3.


f Phil. 3. 11.

e Jolm 16. 2.

ITim. 1. 13.

h oil. 8. 3.

Gal. 1.13.

i ch. 9. 14,

21. & 22. 5.

I ch. 9. 3. &

22. 6.

m ch. 22. 15.

n ch. 22. 21.

Paul's defence before Agrippa.

2 I think myself happy, king Agrippa,
because I shall answer for myself this day
before thee, touching all the things whereol
I am accused of the Jews :

3 Especially, because I know thee to be
expert in all customs and questions which are
among the Jews : wherefore I beseech thee
to hear me patiently.

4 My manner of life from my youth, which
was at the first among mine own nation at
Jerusalem, know all the Jews,

5 Which knew me from the beginning,
(if they would testify,) that after ^ the most
straitest sect of our religion, I lived a Pha-

6 ''And now I stand, and am judged for
the hope of "^the promise made -of God unto
our fathers :

7 Unto which promise ^our twelve tribes,
instantly serving God -t^da-y and night, ""hope
to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrip-
pa, I am accused of the Jews.

• 8 Why should it be thought a thing in-
credible with you, that God should raise the

9 sl verily thought with myself, that I
ought to do many things contrary to the name
of Jesus of Nazareth. ^

10 ■> Which thing I also did in Jerusalem :
and many of the saints did I shut up in pri-
son, having received authority 'from the chief
priests ; and when they were put to death, I
gave my voice against them.

11 ''And I punished them oft in every
synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme ;
and being exceedingly mad against them, 1
persecuted them even unto strange cities.

12 ' Whereupon, as I went to Damascus,
with authority and commission from the chief

13 At mid-day, O king, I saw in the way
a hght from heaven, above the brightness of
the sun, shining round about me, and them
which journeyed with-rae.

14 And when we were all fallen to the
earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and
saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul,
why persecutest thou me? It is hard for thee
to kick against the pricks.

15 Andlsaid, Who art thou. Lord? And
he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.

16 But Tise, and stand upon thy feet : for
I have app.eared unto thee for this purpose,
■"to make thee a minister and a witness both
of these things which thou hast seen, and of
those things in the which I will appear unto

17 Delivering thee from the people, and
from the Gentiles, " unto whom now I send*


Festus charseth Paul to be mad.

CHAP. XXVII. Paul for etelleth the danger of the voyage.


18 "To open their eyes, and^\.o turn them
from darkness to light, and/rom the power of
Satan unto God, ithat they may receive for-

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