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Paul's dangerous voyage to Rome. CHAP. XXVII. He suffereth shipwreck. 867 sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came the angel of God, whose I am, and whom to Mira, a city of Lycia.

I serve, 6 And there the centurion found a ship 24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he brought before Cesar: and lo, God hath put us therein.

given thee all them that sail with thee.. 7 And when we had sailed slowly many 25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: days, and scarce were come over against for I believe God, that it shall be even Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sail- as it was told me. ed under Crete, over against Salmone : 26 Howbeit, we must be cast upon a

8 And hardly passing it, came unto a certain island. place which is called, The fair havens; 27 But when the fourteenth night was nigh whereunto was the city of Lasea. come, as we were driven up and down in

9 Now when much time was spent, Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemand when sailing was now dangerous, ed that they drew near to some country: because the fast was now already past, 28 And sounded, and found it twenty Paul admonished them,

fathoms : and when they had gone a 10 And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive | little further, they sounded again, and that this voyage will be with hurt, and found it fifteen fathoms. much damage, not only of the lading and 29 Then fearing lest we should have ship, but also of our lives.

fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors ii Nevertheless, the centurion believ- out of the stern, and wished for the day. ed the master and the owner of the ship 30 And as the shipmen were about to inore than those things which were spok- | flee out of the ship, when they had det en by Paul.

down the boat into the sea, under colour 12 And because the haven was not as though they would have cast anchors commodious to winter in, the more part out of the foreship, advised to depart thence also, if by any 31 Paul said to the centurion, i and to means they might attain to Phenice, and the soldiers, Except these abide in the there to winter; which is an haven of ship, ve cannot be saved. , * Crete, and lieth toward the south-west 32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes and north-west.

of the boat, and let her fall off. 13 And when the south wind blew 33 And while the day was coming on, softly, supposing that they had obtained Paul besought them all to take meat, their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed saying. This day is the fourteenth day close by Crete.

that ye have tarried, and continued fast14 But not long after there arcse a- | ing, having taken nothing gainst it a tempestuous wind, called Eu- 34 Wherefore I pray you to take some roclydon.

meat; for this is for your health : for 15 And when the ship was caught, and there shall not an hair fall from the head could not bear up into the wind, we let of any of you. her drive.

35 And when he had thus spoken, he 16 And running under a certain island took bread, and gave 'thanks to God in which is called Clauda, we had much presence of them all; and when he had work to come by the boat :

broken it, he began to eat. 17 Which when they had taken up, they 36 Then were they all of good cheer, used helps, undergirding the ship; and and they also took some meat. fearing lest they should fall into the quick- 37 And we were in all in the ship two sands, strake sail, and so were driven. hundred threescore and sixteen souls.

18 And we being exceedingly tossed 38 And when they had eaten enough, with a tempest, the next lay they light- | they lightened the ship, and cast out the ened the ship ;

wheat into the sea. 19 And the third day we cast out with 39 And when it was day, they knew our own hands the tackling of the ship. not the land : but they discovered a cer

20 And when neither sun nor stars in tain creek with a shore, into the which many days appeared, and no small tem- they were minded, if it were possible, to pest lay on 118, all hope that we should thrust in the ship. be saved was then taken away.

40 And when they had taken up the 21 But after long abstinence, Paul stood anchors, they committed themselves unto forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, the sea, and loosed the rudder bands, ye should have hearkened unto me, and and hoisted up the mainsail to the wind, not have loosed from Crete, and to have and made towards shore. gained this harm and loss.

41 And falling into a place where two 22 And now I exhort you to be of good seas met, they ran the ship aground; cheer: for there shall be no loss of any and the forepart stuck fast, and remainmun's life among you, but of the ship. ed unmoveable, but the hinder part was

23 For there stood by me this night I broken with the violence of the waves

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868 The viper on Paul's hand. THE-ACTS. He fireacheth u! Rome.

42 And the soldiers counsel was to kill | 14 Where we found brethren, and were the prisoners, lest any of them should desired to tarry with them seven days": swim out, and escape.

and so we went toward Rome. 43 But the centurion, willing to save 15 And from thence when the brethPaul, kept them from their purpose, and ren heard of us, they came to meet ts as commanded that they which could swim, far as Appii-forum, and the Three tarshould.cast themselves first into the sea, | erns : 'whom' when Paul saw, he thankand get to land :

ed God, and took courage. 44 And the rest, some on boards, and 16 And when we came to Rome, the some on broken pieces of the ship : And centurion delivered the prisoners to the so it came to pass, that they escaped all captain of the guard : but Paul was sufsafe to land.

fered to dwell by himself, with a soldier CHAP. XXVIII.

that kept him. 1 Paul is entertained by the barbarians. 17 And it came to pass, that after three

8 He healeth many in the island. 11 days, Paul called the chief of the Jews ta They depart towards Romé.

gether. And when they were come tothey knew that the island was called ren, though I have committed nothing Melita.

against the people, or customs of our få 2 And the barbarous people shewed us thers, yet was I delivered prisoner from no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans and received us every one, because of the 18 Who when they had examined me, present rain, and because of the cold. would have let me go, because there was

3 And when Paul had gathered a no cause of death in me. bundle of sticks, and laid them on the 19 But when the Jews spake against it, I fire, there came a viper out of the heat, was constrained to appeal umto Cesar; not and fastened on his hand.

that I had aught to accuse my nation of. 4 And when the barbarians saw the 20 For this cause therefore have I venomous beast hang on his hand, they called for you, to see you, and to speak said among themselves, No doubt this with you : because that for the hope of man is a murderer, whom, though he || Israel I am bound with this chain. hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suf- 21 And they said unto him, We nei. fereth not to live.

ther received letters out of Judea con 5 And he shook off the beast into the cerning thee, neither any of the brethfire, and felt no harm.

ren that came shewed or spake any harm 6 Howbeit, they looked when he should of thee. have swollen, or fallen down dead sud- 22 But we desire to hear of thee, what denly: but after they had looked a great thou thinkest : for as concerning this while, and saw no harın came to him, sect, we know that every where it is they changed their minds, and said that spoken against. he was a god.

23 And when they had appointed him 7 In the same quarters were possessions a day, there came nrany to him into this of the chief man of the island, whose lodging; to whom he expounded and name was Publius; who received us, and testified the kingdom of God, persuading lodged us three days courteously. them concerning Jesus, both out of the

8 And it came to pass, that the father law of Moses, and out of the prophets, of Publius lay sick of a fever, and of a from morning till evening. bloody-flux: to whom Paul entered in, 24 And some believed the things which and prayed, and laid his hands on him, I were spoken, and some believed not. and healed him.

25 And when they agreed not among 9 So when this was done, others also themselves, they departed, after that Paul which had diseases in the island, came, had spoken one word, Well spake the and were healed :

Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto 10 Who also honoured us with many

our fathers, honours; and when we departed,they lad- 26 Saying, Go unto this people, and ed us with such things as were necessary. say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not

11 And after three months we depart- understand; and seeing ye shall see, and ed in a ship of Alexandria, which had not perceive. wintered in the isle, whose sign was Cas- 27 For the heart of this people is waxtor and Pollux.

ed gross, and their ears are dull of hear12 And landing at Syracuse, we tar-ing, and their eyes have they closed; ried there three days.

lest they should see with their eyes, and 13 And from thence we fetched a com- hear with their ears, and understand with pass, and came to Rhegium : and after their heart, and should be converted, and one day the south wind blew, and we I should heal them. came the next day to Puteoli:

28 Be it known therefore unto you,

Paul's calling commended.


God's anger at sin. 869 that the salvation of God is sent unto the jl his own hired house, and received all that Gentiles, and that they will hear it. came in unto him,

29 And when he had said these words, 31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and the Jews departed, and had great reason- | teaching those things which concern the ing among themselves.

Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, 30 And Paul dwelt two whole years in no man forbidding him.



God revealed from faith to faith : as it is i Paul's calling commended. 16 What written, The just shall live by faith.

his gospel is. 18 God's anger af sin. 18 For the wrath of God is revealed 21 The Gentiles sins.

from heaven against all ungodliness, and AUL, a servant of Jesus Christ, called unrighteousness of men, who hold the

to gospel of God,

19 Because that which may be known 2 (Which he had promised afore by of God, is manifest in them for God his prophets in the holy scriptures) hath shewed it unto them.

3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our 20 For the invisible things of him from Lord, which was made of the seed of the creation of the world are clearly seen, David according to the flesh.

being understood by the things that are 4 And declared to be the Son of God made, even his eternal power and Godwith power, according to the spirit of her head ; so that they are without excuse: Jiness, by the resurrection from the dead: 21 Because that when they knew God, m 5 By whom we have received grace they glorified him not as God, neither were and apostleship for obedience to the

faith thankful, but became vain in their inaginaamong all nations for his name :

tions, and their foolish heart was darkened. 6 Among whom are ye also the called 22 Professing theinselves to be wise, of Jesus Christ :

they became fools ; 7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of 23. And changed the glory of the un God, called to be saints : Grace to you, corruptible God into an image made like and

peace from God our Father, and the to corruptible man, and to birds, and Lord Jesus Christ.

four-footed beasts, and creeping things. 8 First, I thank my God through Jesus 24 Wherefore God also gave them up Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken to uncleanness, through the lusts of their of throughout the whole world.

own hearts, to dishonour their own bodics - 9 For God is my witness, whom I serve between themselves : with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, 25 Who changed the truth of God into that without ceasing I make mention of a lie, and worshipped and served the creayou always in my prayers,

ture more than the Creator, who is bless10 Making request(if by any means now ed for ever. Amen. at length I might have a prosperous jour- 26 For this cause God gave them up ney by the will of God) to come unto you. unto vile affections. For even their wo

11 For I long to see you, that I may men did change the natural use into that impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the which is against nature : end ye may be established ;

27 And likewise also the men, leaving 12 That is, that I may be comforted the natural use of the woman, burned in together with you, by the mutual faith their lust one towards another; men with both of you and me.

men working that which is unseemly, 13 Now I would not have you ignorant, and receiving in themselves that recombrethren, that oftentimes I purposed to pense of their errour which was meet. come unto you (but was let hitherto) that 28 And even as they did not like to I might have some fruit among you also, | retain God in their knowledge, God gave even as among other Gentiles.

them over to a reprobate mind, to do 14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, those things which are not convenient; and to the barbarians, both to the wise, 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, and to the unwise.

fornication, wickedness, covetousness, ma15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready liciousness ; full of envy, murder, debate, to preach the gospel to you that are at deceit, malignity ; whisperers, Rome also

30 Backbiters, haters of God, despite16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel | ful, proud, boasters, inventers of evil of Christ : for it is the power of God un- | things, disobedient to parents, to salvation to every one that believeth ; Si Without understanding, covenantto the Jew first, and also to the Greek. breakers, without natural affection, im

17 For therein is the righteousness of ll placable, unmerciful :

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ROMANS. How circumcision prorfieth. 32 Who, knowing the judgment of God, il est the things that are more excellent, that they which commit such things are being instructed out of the law, worthy of death ; not only do the same, 19 And art confident that thou thyself but have pleasure in them that do them. art a guide of the blind, a light of them CHAP. II.

which are in darkness, They that condemn sin in others, and yet 20 An instructer of the foolish, a teachsin, are inexcusable, whether Jews or er of babes, which hast the form of knowt Gentiles.

edge, and of the truth in the law : 'HEREFORE thou art inexcusable, 21 Thou therefore which teachest anjudgest : for wherein thou judgest an- preachest a man should not steal, dost other, thou condemnest thyself ; for thou thou steal? that judgest, doest the same things.

22 Thou that sayest a man should not 2 But we are sure that the judgment of commit adultery, dost thou commit adulGod is according to truth, against them | tery! thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou which commit such things.

commit sacrilege? 3 And thinkest thou this, O man, that 23 Thou that makest thy boast of the judgest them which do such things, and law, through breaking the law dishondoest the same, that thou shalt escape ourest thou God? the judgment of God?

24 For the name of God is blasphemed 4'Or despisest thou the riches of his among the Gentiles, through you, as it is goodness, and forbearance, and long-fuf- written. fering ; not knowing that the goodness of 25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if God leadeth thee to repentance ? thou keep the law ; but if thou be a

5 But after thy hardness and impenitent breaker of the law, thy circumcisios is lieart, treasurest up unto thyself wrath a- made uncircumcision. gainst the day of wrath, and revelation of 26 Therefore, if the uncircumcision the righteous judgment of God;

keep the righteousness of the law, shall 6 Who will render to every man ac- not his uncircumcision be counted for cir. cording to his deeds:

cumcision ? 7 To them who by patient continuance 27 And shall not uncircumcision which in well-doing, seek for glory, and honour, is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge and immortality ; eternal life :

thee, who by the letter and circumcision 8 But unto them that are contentious, dost transgress the law? and do not obey the truth, but obey un- 28 For he is not a Jew, which is one righteousness ; indignation and wrath : outwardly ; neither is that circumcision,

9 Tribulation and anguish upon every which is outward in the flesh : soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew 29 But he is a Jew which is one in, first, and also of the Gentile ;

wardly; and circumcision is that of the 10 But glory, honour, and peace, to heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; every man that worketh good, to the Jew whose praise is not of men, but of God. first, and also to the Gentile ;

CHAP. III. 11 For there is no respect of persons 1 The Jews prerogative. 20 Wone juste with God. 12 For as many as have sinned without W HA That pront is there of circum

fied by the laxv, but all by faith, law, shall also perish without law; and as many as have sinned in the law, shall | cision ? be judged by the law,

2 Much every way: chiefly, because 13 (For not the hearers of the law are that unto them were committed the orajust before God, but the doers of the law | cles of God. shall be justified.

3 For what if some did not believe 14 For when the Gentiles, which have shall their uubelief make the faith of God not the law, do by nature the things con- without effect ? tained in the law, these having not the 4. God forbid : yea, let God be true, law, are a law unto themselves.

but every man a liar; as it is written, 15 Which shew the work of the law That thou mightest be justified in thy say, written in their hearts, their conscience ings, and mightest overcome when thou also bearing witness, and their thoughts | art judged. the mean while accusing, or else excusing 5. But if our unrighteousness commend one another)

the righteousness of God, what shall we 16 In the day when God shall judge say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vetthe secrets of men by Jesus Christ, ac- geance? (I speak as a man.) cording to my gospel.

6 God forbid : for then how shall God 17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and rest- l judge the world? est in the law,and makest thy boast of God, 7 For if the truth of God hath more 18 And knowest his will

, and approv- l abounded through my lie unto his glory:

None justified by the lasu. CHAP. IV. Abraham, father of believers. 871 why yet am I also judged as a sinner? 30 Seeing it is one God which shall

8 And not rather (as we be slander- justify the circumcision by faith, and unously reported, and as some affirm that circumcision through faith. we say) Let us do evil, that good may 31 Do we then make void the law come? whose damnation is just.

through faith? God förbid : yea, wę 9 What then? are we better than they? | establish the law. No, in no wise : for we have before prov

CHAP. IV. ed both Jews and Gentiles, that they are 1 Abraham's faith was imputed to him all under sin ;

for righteousness, 24 and so shall ours. 10 As it is written, There is none


THAT shall we then say that Abrarighteous, no, not one :

ham our father, as pertaining to °11 There is none that understandeth, the flesh, hath found? there is none that seeketh after God. 2 For if Abraham were justified by

12 They are all gone out of the way, works, he hath whereof to glory, but they are together become unprofitable : not before God. there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 3 For what saith the scripture? Abra

13 Their throat is an open sepulchre ; ham believed God, and it was counted with their tongues they have used deceit; unto him for righteousness. the poison of asps is under their lips : 4 Now to him that worketh, is the re

14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and ward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. bitterness.

5 But to him that worketh not, but be15 Their feet are swift to shed blood. lieveth on him that justifieth the ungodly,

16 Destruction and misery are in their his faith is counted for righteousness. ways :

6 Even as David also describeth the 17 And the way of peace have they blessedness of the man unto whom God not known.

imputeth righteousness without works, 18 There is no fear of God before 7 Saying, Blessed are they whose intheir eyes.

iquities are forgiven, and whose sins are 19 Now we know that what things so- covered. ever the law saith, it saith to them who 8 Blessed is the man to whom the are under the law: that every mouth Lord will not impute sin. may be stopped, and all the world may 9 Cometh this blessedness then


the become guilty before God.

circumscision only, or upon the uncircum20 Therefore by the deeds of the law, cision also ? For we say that faith was there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. for by the law is the knowledge of sin. 10 How was it then reckoned? when he

21 But now the righteousness of God was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision ? without the law is manifested, being wit- Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. nessed by the law and the prophets ; 11 And he received the sign of circum

22 Even the righteousness of God, cision, a seal of the righteousness of the which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto faith which he had yet being uncircumall, and upon all them that believe ; for cised: that he might be the father of all there is no difference:

them that believe, though they be not 23 For all have sinned, and come short circumcised, that righteousness might of the glory of God;

be imputed unto them also; 24 Being justified freely by his grace,

12 And the father of circumcision' to through the redemption that is in Jesus them who are not of the circumcision Christ :

only, but who also walk in the steps of 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a that faith of our father Abraham, which propitiation, through faith in his blood, he had being yet uncircumcised. to declare his righteousness for the re- 13 For the promise that he should be mission of sins that are past, through the the heir of the world was not to Abraforbearance of God;

ham, or to his seed, through the law, 26 To declare, I say, at this time his but through the righteousness of faith righteousness: that he might be just, 14 For if they which are of the law be and the justifier of him which believeth heirs, faith is made void, and tire promin Jesus.

ise made of none effect. 27 Where is boasting then? It is ex- 15 Because the law worketh wrath : for cluded. By what law? of works? Nay; where no law is, there is no transgression. but by the law of faith.

16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might 28 "Therefore we conclude, that a man be by grace; to the end the promise might is justified by faith without the deeds be sure to all the seed, not to that only of the law.

which is of the law, but to that also 29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is which is of the faith of Abraham, who he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the is the father of us all; Gentiles also :

17 (As it is written, I have made thee

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