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XXV.
HAP, ness, and temperance, and a judg.noze standing at the judgment-seat CHAP.

ment to come, Felix was alarmed, of Cesar, where I ought to be XX
and said, “ Go thy ways for the tried. To the Jews I have done
present, and when I find an op-1 no wrong, as thou also knowest

portunity, I will send for thee.” | very well. For if I have done 11 26 He hoped also, that money would wrong, or have committed any have been given him by Paul for his thing worthy of death, I refuse not liberty; and for this reason, he to die; but if there be nothing in

sent for him oftener, and conversed what they accuse me, no man 27 with him. But after two years should give me up to gratify them.

Felix was succeeded by Porcius I appeal unto Cesar.” Then Fes- 12
Festus ; and Felix wishing to gra- tus, after a conference with the

tify the Jews, left Paul bound. council, answered, " Thou hast CHAP. Now when Festus came into the appealed unto Cesar; unto Cesar

province, after three days he went shalt thou go.” estus re- up from Cesarea to Jerusalem. I Now in the course of some days, 13 late him Then the high priest, and the chief | king 'Agrippa and Bernice came Festus re.. brought to of the Jews, brought an accusation to Cesarea, to pay their respects to erusalem. before him against Paul, and en-Festus; and as they continued Agrippa.

3 treated him to favour them by there several days, Festus laid

sending for Paul to Jerusalem, in- Paul's case before the king, say. tending to lie in wait on the roading, “ There is a man left in 15 4 to kill him. But Festus answered, prison by Felix, against włoin,

that Paul was in custody at Cesarea, when I was at Jerusalem, the chief and that himself was going thither priests and elders laid an informa5 from Jerusalem very soon. “ Lettion, requiring his condemnation.

those of you, therefore,” said he, To whoin I answered, that it is 16
“who are able to bring any charge not a custom with the Romans to
against this man, go down with gratify any man with the condem-
6 me to accuse him.” So after a nation of another; but that the

stay of eight or ten days longer, he accused must have the accusers
went down to Cesarea ; and the face to face, and have an oppor-
very next day, sat on the judgment- tunity of making his defence, con-

seat, and commanded Paul to be cerning the crime laid to his charge.
7 brought. And when he appeared, Accordingly they came hither, and 17

the Jews who had come down from the day after, without loss of time,
Jerusalem stood round, and brought I sat on the judgment-seat, and
many and heavy accusations against ordered the man to be brought ;

Paul, which they could not prove ; against whom, his accusers, on 18
9 whilst he answered for himself, their appearance, brought no ca-
" Neither against the law of the pital charge, as I expected ; but 19
Jews, nor against the temple, nor had against him some questions
against Cesar, have I done any concerning their own religion,
wrong."

and concerning one Jesus, who 9 But Festus, wishing to gratify had died, but was affirmed by Paul wl ap- the Jews, said to Paul, “ Art thou to be alive. hesar. willing to go up to Jerusalem, and " Now because I was doubtful 20..

there be tried for these things be- about an enquiry into such mat10 fore me?” But Paul said, I am ters, I asked, if he were willing

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CHAP. to go to Jerusalem, and there be , Now as to my life; since my youth, CHAP XVI. tried for these things. But as Paul which I spent from the first among

"XXVI. 21 appealed to be reserved for the de- mine own nation, at Jerusalem, all 4

termination of the august emperor, these Jews, who were acquainted 5

I commanded him to be kept until with me many years ago, know, if
22 I could send him to Cesar.” Then they would own it, that after the

Agrippa said to Festus, “ I also strictest sect of our religion, I lived
could have liked to hear this mana Pharisee. And now I stand to 6
myself.” To-morrow,” said be judged for the hope of that 'pro-

he, “ thou shalt hear him.” mise, which God made to our fa

23 Accordingly, on the morrow, thers; which our twelve tribes, 7 Paul is. Agrippa and Bernice came with serving God with earnestness day brought be

great pomp, and entered the judg- and night, hope to obtain. fore Festus,

On Agrippa ‘ment-hall with the commanders, account of this hope, king Agripand Bernice and principal men of the city, pa, I am accused by the Jews. being pre- when Festus gave orders for Paul What! It is esteemed then among s

to be brought. And Festus said, you a thing incredible that God
2.4 " King Agrippa, and all ye that should raise the dead! And I in-9

are here present, behold this man, deed was of opinion once, that I
against whom the whole multitude ought to make great opposition to
of the Jews applied to me both at the name of Jesus of Nazareth,
Jerusalem, and here also, crying who taught this doctrine from

out that he ought not to live any God; and after procuring the au- 10 25 longer. But when I found that he thority of the chief priests, I shut

had done nothing worthy of death, up many of the saints in prison,
and he himself appealed to the au- and gave my vote against those

gust emperor, I determined to send who were put to death ; and by 11 26 him thither, and as I have nothing punishing them throughout the

certain to write to our sovereign, synagogues, I often compelled
I have brought him forth before them to revile the name of jesus;
you, and especially before thee king and through excessive rage against

Agrippa, that after examination | them, even to madness, I pursued
27 may have something to write; for I them to foreign cities also.

think it foolish to send a prisoner, " As I was going to Damascus 12 without signifying also the charges upon this business, with the autholaid against him.”

rity and permission of the chief CHAP. Upon this, Agrippa said to Paul, priests, at mid-day, as I was on the 13

XXVI. 66 Thou art permitted to speak for road, I saw, ( king! a light from
His de- thyself.” Then Paul stretched forth heaven, above the brightness of the

his hand, and began his defence : sun, shine around me, and my fel-
2“I think myself happy, king Agrip- low-travellers. And after we had 14
pa, in making my defence before all fallen to the earth, I heard a
thee this day, against all the ac- voice speaking unto me and say-
3 cusations of the Jews; especially as ing, in the Hebrew tongue, . Saul,
thou art acquainted with all the Saul, why persecutest thou me?
customs and questions which are it is hard for thee to kick against
among the Jews ; wherefore, I be- goads.' Then I said, "Who art 15
scech thee to hear me patiently. thou, Sir?' and he said, 'I am Jesus,

tence,

i Of being raised from the dead. by which they are driven, and thus wound.

A manner 'of speaking taken from re- themselves more deeply. fractory oxen, who kick against the goads,

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CHAP. whom thou persecutest ; but arise, hath not been done in a corner. CHAP.

. and stand upon thy feet; for I have King Agrippa, believest thou the ** 16 appeared unto thee for this purpose, prophets ? I know that thou be- 27

to appoint thee a minister, and a lievest them.

witness of what thou hast seen, and | Then Agrippa said to Paul : 28 17 of what I will show thee ; and I Thou almost persuadest me to Agrippa

will deliver thee from this people, become a Christian.” And Paul teelsa

and from the Gentiles, unto whom said, " I would to God, that not pulse of 18 I am now sending thee, to open only thou, but all likewise who conviction.

their eyes, that they may turn from hear me this day, were both al-
darkness unto light, and from the most, and altogether, such as I am,
power of Satan unto God; that except these bonds." And when 30
ihey may receive forgiveness of Paul had thus spoken, the king,
sins, and inheritance among those and the governor, and Bernice, and

that are sanctified by faith in me.' those who were sitting with them, 19 Wherefore, king Agrippa! I was went aside, and conferred with

not disobedient to the heavenly vi- each other, saying, “ This man is 31 20 sion, but declared first to those in doing nothing worthy of death or

Damascus, and in Jerusalem, and of bonds.” Then Agrippa said 32
through all the country of Judea ; unto Festus, " This nan might
and ihen to the Gentiles, that they have been set at liberty, if he had
should repent, and turn to God by not appealed unto Cesar.”

doing works worthy of repent- Now, when it was determined CHAP. 21 ance. Because of these things, the that we should sail to Italy, Paul XXV

Jews, in a body, seized me in the and some other prisoners were de- Paul and temple, and were preparing to kill | livered to a centurion of the Au- his frien

sail from 22 me; but having obtained help gustan 'band, named Julius ; and Cesarea.

from God, I continue to this day having gone on board a ship of 2
witnessing both to small and great, Adramyitium, with a view of coast-
saying nothing but what the pro-ing by Asia, we bore away, with

phets and Moses spake of, as about Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thes23 to come, that the Christ would salonica, in our company. And 3

suffer death, and would be the first the next day we reached 2 Sidon ;
to proclaim salvation to the people and Julius treated Paul with much
of the Jews, and to the Gentiles, kindness, and gave him leave to

by a resurrection from the dead.” go to his friends for refreshment.

24 Now whilst he was in this part | And we bore away thence, and 4 Paul re- of his defence, Festus said with a sailed under Cyprus, because the

tube loud voice, “ Paul thou art beside winds were contrary; and when 5 charge of thyself ; much learning hath made we had sailed over the sea of Cimadness. thee mad.” But Paul said, “ I am licia, and Pamphylia, we came to

25 not mad, most excellent Festus, Myra, a city of Lycia ; and the 6

but utter the words of truth and of centurion finding there a ship of 26 a sound mind: for these things are Alexandria bound for Italy ; put

well understood by the king, be- us on board, and after sailing 7
fore whom, for this reason, I speak slowly for many days, and having
with confidence; and I persuade scarcely come over against Cnidus,
myself that none of these things are the wind not suffering us, we sail-
unknown to him; for this affaired under Cretę, by Salmone; and s

pliest Testus

' A cohort of the Augustan legion. tioned in this chapter, the reader is re.
• For this and the other places men- | quested to consult his map.

horts there

, to take

CHAP. having passed by with difficulty, all hopes of safety at length fail- CHAP. XXVII.

XXVII. we came to a place called Fair- | ed us. havens, near which was a city! But after long abstinence, Paul 2 named Lasea.

stood up in the midst of them, and Paul ex. 9 Now, as much time had been said, “Sirs, ye should have follow- ho Passing spent, and sailing was become dan-ed my advice, and not have loosed courage ;

to gerous at this season (for the Jere- from Crete, to get this damage and they come ish 'fast was now ended) Paul ad loss; now, however, I exhort you 22 to Crete. vised them, saying, " Sirs, I per to take courage : for there will be

10 ceive that this voyage will be at no loss of life among you, but of

tended with damage, and great loss, the ship only ; for an angel of that 23

not to the lading and the ship on God to whom I belong, and whom il ly, but to ourselves.” But the | I serve, stood by me this very

centurion paid more regard to the night, and said, . Fear not, Paul !

pilot and the master of the ship, I thou must be brought before Cesar; 94 12 than to the advice of Paul. Now, and behold! God hath graciously · this harbour of Fairhavens, being given thee the lives of all that are unfit to winter in, the greater part sailing with thee.' Wherefore, 25 advised to bear away thence also, if Sirs, be of good courage ; for I by any means they might reach trust God that it will be as I was Phenice, to winter there, a haven of told. However, we must be cast 26 Crete lying toward the south-west on a certain island." and west.

So, on the fourteenth night, as we 27 13 Accordingly, upon the springing were driven backwards, and for- assures the Soon after up of a gentle south wind, suppos- wards in the Adriatic sea, about

that if tbe nghe, ing that they should obtain their midnight, the sailors began to sus- sailors left Crete, they are over.' purpose, they weighed anchor, and pect that they were drawing near to tbe ship, taken by a passed close by Crete. But not some land, and upon sounding, non

long after, a tempestuous wind, found twenty faihoms depth of be saved. tempest.

called Euroclydon, beat against 1 water, and sounding again soon af15 them; so the ship being forced ter, found fifteen fathoms. Then, 29

away with it, and unable to face being afraid of falling upon rocks,

the wind, we gave her up, and they cast four anchors astern, and
16 were driven along. Now as we wished for day. Now, the sailors 30

ran under a little island called being desirous to quit the ship, and
Clauda, we were scarcely able to letting down the boat into the sea,

make ourselves masters of the boat: under pretence of casting out an-
17 but at last the sailors took her, chors from the foreship, Paul 31

and employed all in assisting to said to the centurion, and to the
* undergird the ship, and being soldiers, “ Unless these stay in the
afraid of striking on the quick ship, ye cannot be saved;" then 32

Sands, slackened sail, and thus the soldiers cut off the ropes of the
18 were driven : but on the next day, I boat, and let her go.

the tempest continuing very vio | Now, while the day was coming 33 lent, we began to lighten the ship; Jon, Paul exhorted thein all to take By his ad

some nourishinent, saying, “ It is a 19 and on the third day, cast out with

vice, and

1 1s after his our own hands the lading of the the fourteenth day of the tempest, example, 20 ship. Then, as neither sun, nor during which ye have remained in they take stars had appeared for several days, suspence, almost without food : Fore

ment. and no small tempest lay upon us, wherefore I exhort you to partake

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1 The day of atonement, in September. With cables, or chains brought round, Lev, xvi. 29.

I to prevent the sides from starting.

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CHAP: of food, for this concerns your ? Melita, and the barbarians showed CHAP. XXVIII.

safety ; and not a hair shall fall us no common humanity, for they **

from the head of any among you." | kindled a fire, and brought us all to They are 35 So, when he had thus spoken, he it, because of the present rain, and more

esent rain and kindly took bread, and gave thanks to because of the cold. And when the natives God in the presence of them all, Paul had 'gathered a bundle of of Melita.

and broke it, and began to eat : sticks, and laid it on the fire, a vi- 3 36 then were all encouraged, and took per, driven out by the heat, fasten37 nourishment themselves. Now we ed on his hand. Now, when the 4

were in the ship two hundred barbarians saw the viper hanging

three score and sixteen persons. from his hand, they said to each 38 And when they had satisfied them- other, “ No doubt this man is a

selves with food, they began to murderer ; and though he hath
lighten the ship, by casting out the escaped from the sea, vengeance
corn into the sea.

will not suffer him to live." But á 39 And when it was day, they knew he shook off the viper into the fire, The ves- not the land, but observed a bay and felt no harm, while they were 6 wrecked,

with an even shore; in which they expecting that he was going to but the resolved, if possible, to save the swell, or to fall down dead suddencrew saved. ship. So they cut away, the an-ly: after waiting, however, a good 40 chors, and left them in the sea, and while, and seeing nothing amiss be

loosing the bands of the 'rudders fall him, they changed their minds,
at the same time, and hoisting up and said that he was a god.

the main sail to the wind, they Now, in the neighbourhood of 7 41 made toward shore. But having that place, were possessions of the

reached a place, where two currents chief man of the island, whose
met, they ran the ship aground, and name was Publius ; who received
the fore part stuck fast, and re- us, and entertained us kindly. And 8
mained immoveable, but the stern it happened that the father of Publius

was broken with the violence of lay sick of a fever, and a bloody 42 the winds. Now it was the advice flux : into whose house Paul went,

of the soldiers to kill the prisoners, and prayed, and laid his hands on

lest any of them should swim away him, and cured him; and upon 9 43 and escape; but the centurion this, others also in the island, who

wishing to preserve Paul, kept had diseases, came to Paul, and
them from their purpose, and or- were cured ; and they showed us 10
dered those who could swim, to great respect, and when we set sail,
throw themselves first from the put for us necessaries on board.

vessel into the sell, and get to land : Now, after three months, we put 11 44 and the rest to place themselves, to sea in a ship of Alexandria, that They get some on planks, and some on had wintered in the island, the sign Rs

Rome. things belonging to the ship. And of which vessel was · Castor and thus they all contrived to escape Pollux; and having landed at Sy- 12 safe to land.

racuse, we remained there three . CHAP: After they had thus escaped, they days, and thence we coasted round, 13 XXVII land

knew that the island was called and came to Rhegium ; and a day

man were possessourhood of

i Which had been fastened when the ves- In the Adriatic sea, between Corcyra and
sel was left to drive before the wind. These | Illyria.
were now loosed in order to steer the ship. Imaginary sons of Jupiter, images of
The ships of those tin.es had usually two whom were fixed on the prow of the ship.
rudders.

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