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me patiently.

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

5 Which knew me from the beginning (if they would teftify) that after the most ftraiteft fect of our religion I lived a Pharifee.

6 And now I ftand and am judged for the hope of the promife made of God unto our fathers:

9 I verily thought with myfelf, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jefus of Nazareth.


and being exceedingly mad against them I perfecuted them even unto ftrange cities.

10 Which thing I alfo did in Jerufalem and many of the faints did I fhut up in prifon, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them.

7 Unto which promife our twelve tribes, inftantly ferv-a ing God day and night, hope to come. For which hope's fake, king Agrippa, I am accufed of the Jews.

8 Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you that God fhould raise the dead?

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12. Whereupon as I went to Damafcus with authority and commiffion from the chief priests,

13 At mid-day, O king, I faw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the fun, fhining round about me and them which journeyed with me.

14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard

voice speaking unto me, and faying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why perfecuteft thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

15 And I faid, Who art thou, Lord? And he faid, I am Jefus whom thou perfecuteft.

16 But rife, and ftand upon thy feet; for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minifter and a witnefs both of these things which thou hast feen, and of thofe things in the which I will appear unto thee.

17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I fend thee,

18 To open their eyes,


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art befide thyfelf; much learning doth make thee mad.

25 But he faid, I am not mad, most noble Feftus; but fpeak forth the words of truth and foberness.

26 For the king knoweth of thefe things, before whom alfo I fpeak freely. For I am perfuaded that none of these things are hidden from him: for this thing was not done in a corner.

27 King Agrippa, believeft thou the prophets? I know that thou believest.

28 Then Agrippa faid unto Paul, Almost thou perfuadeft me to be a Christian.

29 And Paul faid, I would to God that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether fuch as I am, except these bonds.

30 And when he had thus fpoken, the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that fat with them:

31 And when they were gone afide, they talked between themselves, faying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death, or of bonds.

32 Then faid Agrippa: unto Feftus, This man might have been fet at liberty, if he had not appealed unto Cefar.



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4 And when when we had launched from thence, we failed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.

5 And when we had failed over the fea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia.

6 And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria failing into Italy; and he put us therein.

7 And when we had failed flowly many days, and scarce were come over against Cnidus, the wind not fufferin us, we failed under Crete over against Salmone;

8 And hardly paffing it,

9 Now when much time was fpent, and when failing was now dangerous, because the faft was now already paft, Paul admonished them,

10 ¶ And faid unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voy age will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and fhip but also of our lives.

II Nevertheless the cenrion believed the master and the owner of the fhip, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.

12 And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence alfo, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, and there to winter; which is an haven of Crete, and lieth toward the fouth west and north west.

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up into the wind, we let her drive.

16 And running under a certain ifland which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat : 17 Which when they had taken up, they ufed helps, undergirding the fhip; and fearing left they should fall into the quickfands, ftrake fail, and fo were driven.

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25 Wherefore, firs, be of good cheer: for I believe God that it shall be even as it was told me.

26. Howbeit, we must be caft upon a certain island. 27 But when the four18 And we being exceed-teenth night was come, as ingly toffed with a tempeft, we were driven up and the next day, they lightened down in Adria, about midthe fhip; night the fhipmen deemed that they drew near to some country;

28 And founded, and found it, twenty fathoms : and when they had gone a little further, they founded again, and found it fifteen fathoms.

19 And the third day we caft out with our own hands the tackling of the fhip,

20 And when neither fun nor ftars in many days appeared, and no fmall tempeft lay on us, all hope that we fhould be faved was then taken away.

21 But after long abftinence, Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and faid, Sirs,

fhould have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and lofs.

22 And now I exhort you to be of good cheer; for there fhall be no lofs of any man's life among you, but of the fhip.

24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Cefar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that fail with thee.

23 For there ftood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I ferve,

29 Then fearing left they fhould have fallen upon rocks, they caft four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.

30 And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the fhip, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have caft anchors out of the forefhip,

31 Paul faid to the centurion and to the foldiers, Except these abide in the fhip, ye cannot be faved. 32 Then

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