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The Jewish exorcists.

Demetrius stirreth up the and the evil spirits went out | spirit, when he had passed of them.

through Macedonia and Achaia, 13 Then certain of the vaga- to go to Jerusalem, saying, bond Jews, exorcists, took upon After I have been there, I must them to call over them which also see Rome. had evil spirits, the name of the 22 So he sent into Macedonia Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure two of them that ministered you by Jesus, whom Paul unto him, Timotheus and Eraspreacheth.

tus ; but he himself stayed in 14 And there were seven Asia for a season. sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and 123 And the same time there chief of the priests, which did arose no small stir about that so.

way. 15 And the evil spirit an

24 For a certain man named swered and said, Jesus I know, Demetrius, a silversmith, which and Paul I know; but who made silver shrines for Diana, are ye?

brought no small gain unto the 16 And the man in whom craftsmen ; the evil spirit was, leapt on

25 Whom he called together them, and overcame them, and with the workmen of like occuprevailed against them, so that pation, and said, Sirs, ye know they fled out of that house that by this craft we have our naked and wounded.

wealth. 17 And this was known to 26 Moreover, ye see and all the Jews and Greeks also hear, that not alone at Ephesus, dwelling at Ephesus; and fear but almost throughout all Asia, fell on them all, and the name this Paul hath persuaded and of the Lord Jesus was mag-turned away much people, saynified.

ing, that they be no gods which 18 And many that believed, are made with hands : came, and confessed, and shewed 27 So that not only this our their deeds.

craft is in danger to be set at 19 Many also of them which nought; but also that the temused curious arts, brought their ple of the great goddess Diana books together, and burned should be despised, and her them before all men: and they magnificence should be decounted the price of them, and stroyed, whom all Asia and the found it fifty thousand pieces of world worshippeth. silver.

28 And when they heard these 20 So mightily grew the sayings, they were full of wrath, word of God, and prevailed. and cried out, saying, Great is

21 After these things were Diana of the Ephesians ! ended, Paul purposed in the 29 And the whole city was

Ephesians against Paul: CHAP. xx.

The tumult appeased. filled with confusion: and hav

37 For


have brought ing caught Gaius and Aristar- hither these men, which are chus, men of Macedonia, Paul's neither robbers of churches, nor companions in travel, they yet blasphemers of your godrushed with one accord into the dess. theatre.

38 Wherefore if Demetrius, 30 And when Paul would and the craftsmen which are have entered in unto the people, with him, have a matter against the disciples suffered him not. any man, the law is open, and

31 And certain of the chief there are deputies: let them of Asia, which were his friends, implead one another. sent unto him, desiring him that 39 But if ye inquire any he would not adventure himself thing concerning other matters, into the theatre.

it shall be determined in a law32 Some therefore cried one ful assembly. thing, and some another; for 40 For we are in danger to the assembly.was confused : and be called in question for this the more part knew not where- day's uproar, there being no fore they were come together. cause whereby we may give an

33 And they drew Alexander account of this concourse. out of the multitude, the Jews 41 And when he had thus putting him forward. And spoken, he dismissed the, asAlexander beckoned with the sembly. hand, and would have made his

CHAP. XX. defence unto the people.

Paul celebrates the Lord's supper.

34 But when they knew that Aceased, Paul called unto

he was a Jew, all with one voice, about the space of two him the disciples, and embraced hours, cried out, Great is Diana them, and departed, for to go of the Ephesians !

into Macedonia. 35 And when the town clerk 2 And when he had gone had appeased the people, he over those parts, and had given said, Ye men of Ephesus, what them much exhortation, he man is there that knoweth not came into Greece, how that the city of the Ephe- 3 And there abode three sians is a worshipper of the great months. And when the Jews goddess Diana, and of the laid wait for him, as he was image which fell down from about to sail into Syria, he Jupiter?

purposed to return through 36 Seeing then that these Macedonia. things cannot be spoken against, 4 And there accompanied ye ought to be quiet, and to do him into Asia, Sopater of Benothing rashly.

rea; and of the Thessalonians, Eutychus raised to life.


Paul, at Miletus, taketh Aristarchus and Secundus; and there intending to take in Paul: Gaius of Derbe, and Timotheus; for so had he appointed, mindand of Asia, Tychicus and ing himself to go afoot. Trophimus.

14 And when he met with us 5 These going before, tarried at Assos, we took him in, and for us at Troas.

came to Mitylene. 6 And we sailed away from 15 And we sailed thence, and Philippi, after the days of un- came the next day over against leavened bread, and came unto Chios; and the next day we them to Troas in five days; arrived at Samos, and tarried at where we abode seven days. Trogyllium; and the next day

7 And upon the first day of we came to Miletus. the week, when the disciples 16 For Paul had determined came together to break bread, to sail by Ephesus, because he Paul preached unto them, ready would not spend the time in to depart on the morrow; and Asia; for he hasted, if it were continued his speech until mid- possible for him, to be at Jerunight.

salem the day of Pentecost. 8 And there were many lights 17 And from Miletus he sent in the upper chamber, where to Ephesus, and called the they were gathered together. elders of the church.

9 And there sat in a window 18 And when they were come a certain young man named to him, he said unto them, Ye Eutychus, being fallen into a know, from the first day that deep sleep: and as Paul was I came into Asia, after what long preaching, he sunk down manner I have been with you with sleep, and fell down from at all seasons, the third loft, and was taken up 19 Serving the Lord with all dead.

humility of mind, and with 10 And Paul went down, and many tears, and temptations, fell on him, and embracing him, which befell me by the lying said, Trouble not yourselves; | in wait of the Jews: for his life is in him.

20 And how I kept back 11 When he therefore was nothing that was profitable unto come up again, and had broken you, but have shewed you, and bread, and eaten, and talked have taught you publickly, and a long while, even till break of from house to house, day, so he departed.

21 Testifying both to the 12 And they brought the Jews, and also to the Greeks, young man alive, and were not repentance toward God, and a little comforted.

faith toward our Lord Jesus 13 And we went before to Christ. ship, and sailed unto Assos, 22 And now, behold, I go


a solemn and affectionate leave CHAP. XXI. of the elders of Ephesus. bound in the spirit unto Jeru-, three years I ceased not to salem, not knowing the things warn every one night and day that shall befall me there: with tears.

23 Save that the Holy Ghost 32 And now, brethren, I comwitnesseth in every city, saying mend you to God, and to the that bonds and afflictions abide word of his grace, which is able

to build you up, and to give you 24 But none of these things an inheritance among all them move me, neither count I my which are sanctified. life dear unto myself, so that 33 I have coveted no man's I might finish my course with silver, or gold, or apparel. joy, and the ministry, which 34 Yea, you yourselves know, I have received of the Lord that these hands have ministered

Jesus, to testify the gospel of unto my necessities, and to them ► the grace of God.

that were with me. 25 And now, behold, I know 35 I have shewed you all that

ye all, among whom I have things, how that so labouring gone preaching the kingdom of ye ought to support the weak; God, shall see my face no and to remember the words of more.

the Lord Jesus, how he said, 26 Wherefore I take you to | It is more blessed to give than record this day, that I am pure to receive. from the blood of all men.

36 And when he had thus 27 For I have not shunned to spoken, he kneeled down, and declare unto you all the counsel prayed with them all. of God.

37 And they all wept sore, 28 Take heed therefore unto and fell on Paul's neck, and yourselves, and to all the flock, kissed him; over the which the Holy Ghost 38 Sorrowing most of all for hath made you overseers, to the words which he spake, that feed the church of God, which they should see his face no he hath purchased with his own more. And they accompanied blood.

him unto the ship. 29 For I know this, that

CHAP. XXI. after my departing, shall griev- Paul imprisoned at Jerusalem. ous wolves enter in among you,


ND it came to pass, that not sparing the flock.

after we were gotten from 30 Also of your own selves them, and had launched, we shall men arise, speaking per- came with a straight course unto verse things, to draw away dis- Coos, and the day following unto ciples after them.

Rhodes, and from thence unto 31 Therefore watch, and re- Patara: member, that by the space of 2 And finding a ship sailing

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Paul departs for Jerusalem: THE ACTS,

His imprisonment foretold: over unto Phenicia, we went 11 And when he was come aboard, and set forth.

unto us, he took Paul's girdle, 3 Now when we had disco- and bound his own hands and vered Cyprus, we left it on the feet, and said, Thus saith the left hand, and sailed into Syria, Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews and landed at Tyre: for there at Jerusalem bind the man that the ship was to unlade her owneth this girdle, and shall burden.

deliver him into the hands of 4 And finding disciples, we the Gentiles. tarried there seven days: who 12 And when we heard these said to Paul through the Spirit, things, both we, and they of That he should not go up to that place, besought him not to Jerusalem.

go up to Jerusalem. 5 And when we had accom- 13 Then Paul, answered, plished those days, we departed What mean ye to weep and and went our way: and they all to break mine heart? for I am brought us on our way, with ready not to be bound only, wives and children, till we were but also to die at Jerusalem for out of the city: and we kneeled the name of the Lord Jesus. down on the shore, and prayed. 14 And when he would not

6 And when we had taken be persuaded, we ceased, saying, our leave one of another, we The will of the Lord be done. took ship; and they returned 15 And after those days we home again.

took up our carriages, and went 7 And when we had finished up to Jerusalem. our course from Tyre, we came 16 There went with us also to Ptolemais, and saluted the certain of the disciples of Cebrethren, and abode with them sarea, and brought with them one day.

one Mnason of Cyprus, an old 8 And the next day, we that disciple, with whom we should were of Paul's company de- lodge. parted, and came unto Cesarea: 17 And when we were and we entered into the house come to Jerusalem, the brethren of Philip the evangelist, which received us gladly. was one of the seven; and abode 18 And the day following with him.

Paul went in with us unto 9 And the same man had James; and all the elders were four daughters, virgins, which present. did prophesy.

19 And when he had saluted 10 And as we tarried there them, he declared particularly many days, there came down what things God had wrought from Judea a certain prophet, among the Gentiles by his named Agabus.


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