1:1 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that

Jesus began both to do and teach,

1:2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he

through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles

whom he had chosen:

1:3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by

many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and

speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

1:4 And, being assembled together with [them], commanded them

that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the

promise of the Father, which, [saith he], ye have heard of me.

1:5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized

with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

1:6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him,

saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom

to Israel?

1:7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times

or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is

come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in

Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the

uttermost part of the earth.

1:9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he

was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

1:10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went

up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;

1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up

into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into

heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go

into heaven.

1:12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called

Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.

1:13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper

room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew,

Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James [the son]

of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas [the brother] of


1:14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and

supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and

with his brethren.

1:15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the

disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about

an hundred and twenty,)

1:16 Men [and] brethren, this scripture must needs have been

fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake

before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took


1:17 For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this


1:18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity;

and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all

his bowels gushed out.

1:19 And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem;

insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue,

Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.

1:20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation

be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick

let another take.

1:21 Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the

time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,

1:22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that

he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness

with us of his resurrection.

1:23 And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was

surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

1:24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the

hearts of all [men], shew whether of these two thou hast


1:25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship,

from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his

own place.

1:26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon

Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all

with one accord in one place.

2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing

mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were


2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire,

and it sat upon each of them.

2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to

speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

2:5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out

of every nation under heaven.

2:6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came

together, and were confounded, because that every man heard

them speak in his own language.

2:7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to

another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans?

2:8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were


2:9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in

Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and


2:10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya

about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

2:11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues

the wonderful works of God.

2:12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to

another, What meaneth this?

2:13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

2:14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his

voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all [ye] that

dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my


2:15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is

[but] the third hour of the day.

2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I

will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and

your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see

visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

2:18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in

those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

2:19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the

earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

2:20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into

blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:

2:21 And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on

the name of the Lord shall be saved.

2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a

man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and

signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye

yourselves also know:

2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and

foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have

crucified and slain:

2:24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death:

because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

2:25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord

always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I

should not be moved:

2:26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad;

moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:

2:27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt

thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

2:28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt

make me full of joy with thy countenance.

2:29 Men [and] brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the

patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his

sepulchre is with us unto this day.

2:30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn

with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according

to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

2:31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ,

that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see


2:32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are


2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and

having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he

hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

2:34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith

himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

2:35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that

God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both

Lord and Christ.

2:37 Now when they heard [this], they were pricked in their

heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men

[and] brethren, what shall we do?

2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every

one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of

sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

2:39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to

all that are afar off, [even] as many as the Lord our God shall


2:40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort,

saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and

the same day there were added [unto them] about three thousand


2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and

fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

2:43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs

were done by the apostles.

2:44 And all that believed were together, and had all things


2:45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to

all [men], as every man had need.

2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple,

and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with

gladness and singleness of heart,

2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And

the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

3:1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the

hour of prayer, [being] the ninth [hour].

3:2 And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried,

whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called

Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;

3:3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked

an alms.

3:4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look

on us.

3:5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something

of them.

3:6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I

have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise

up and walk.

3:7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted [him] up: and

immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

3:8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them

into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

3:9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:

3:10 And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the

Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder

and amazement at that which had happened unto him.

3:11 And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John,

all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is

called Solomon's, greatly wondering.

3:12 And when Peter saw [it], he answered unto the people, Ye

men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so

earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had

made this man to walk?

3:13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of

our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered

up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was

determined to let [him] go.

3:14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a

murderer to be granted unto you;

3:15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from

the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

3:16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man

strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him

hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you


3:17 And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did

[it], as [did] also your rulers.

3:18 But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth

of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so


3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may

be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from

the presence of the Lord;

3:20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached

unto you:

3:21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution

of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his

holy prophets since the world began.

3:22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the

Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me;

him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto


3:23 And it shall come to pass, [that] every soul, which will

not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the


3:24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow

after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these


3:25 Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant

which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in

thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

3:26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent

him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his


4:1 And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the

captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them,

4:2 Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached

through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

4:3 And they laid hands on them, and put [them] in hold unto the

next day: for it was now eventide.

4:4 Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the

number of the men was about five thousand.

4:5 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and

elders, and scribes,

4:6 And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and

Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high

priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.

4:7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what

power, or by what name, have ye done this?

4:8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye

rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,

4:9 If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the

impotent man, by what means he is made whole;

4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel,

that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye

crucified, whom God raised from the dead, [even] by him doth

this man stand here before you whole.

4:11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders,

which is become the head of the corner.

4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none

other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be


4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and

perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they

marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been

with Jesus.

4:14 And beholding the man which was healed standing with them,

they could say nothing against it.

4:15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the

council, they conferred among themselves,

4:16 Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a

notable miracle hath been done by them [is] manifest to all

them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny [it].

4:17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us

straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in

this name.

4:18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at

all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

4:19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it

be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto

God, judge ye.

4:20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and


4:21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go,

finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the

people: for all [men] glorified God for that which was done.

4:22 For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle

of healing was shewed.

4:23 And being let go, they went to their own company, and

reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto


4:24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God

with one accord, and said, Lord, thou [art] God, which hast

made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:

4:25 Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did

the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?

4:26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were

gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

4:27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast

anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles,

and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

4:28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined

before to be done.

4:29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto

thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

4:30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and

wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

4:31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they

were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy

Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart

and of one soul: neither said any [of them] that ought of the

things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things


4:33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the

resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them


4:34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many

as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought

the prices of the things that were sold,

4:35 And laid [them] down at the apostles' feet: and

distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

4:36 And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas,

(which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a

Levite, [and] of the country of Cyprus,

4:37 Having land, sold [it], and brought the money, and laid

[it] at the apostles' feet.

5:1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife,

sold a possession,

5:2 And kept back [part] of the price, his wife also being privy

[to it], and brought a certain part, and laid [it] at the

apostles' feet.

5:3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart

to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back [part] of the price

of the land?

5:4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was

sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived

this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but

unto God.

5:5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the

ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.

5:6 And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried [him]

out, and buried [him].

5:7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his

wife, not knowing what was done, came in.

5:8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the

land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.

5:9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed

together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of

them which have buried thy husband [are] at the door, and shall

carry thee out.

5:10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up

the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and,

carrying [her] forth, buried [her] by her husband.

5:11 And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many

as heard these things.

5:12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and

wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one

accord in Solomon's porch.

5:13 And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the

people magnified them.

5:14 And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes

both of men and women.)

5:15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets,

and laid [them] on beds and couches, that at the least the

shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.

5:16 There came also a multitude [out] of the cities round about

unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed

with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.

5:17 Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with

him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with


5:18 And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the

common prison.

5:19 But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors,

and brought them forth, and said,

5:20 Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the

words of this life.

5:21 And when they heard [that], they entered into the temple

early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came, and

they that were with him, and called the council together, and

all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the

prison to have them brought.

5:22 But when the officers came, and found them not in the

prison, they returned, and told,

5:23 Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and

the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had

opened, we found no man within.

5:24 Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and

the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them

whereunto this would grow.

5:25 Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom

ye put in prison are standing in the temple, and teaching the


5:26 Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them

without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should

have been stoned.

5:27 And when they had brought them, they set [them] before the

council: and the high priest asked them,

5:28 Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not

teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with

your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us.

5:29 Then Peter and the [other] apostles answered and said, We

ought to obey God rather than men.

5:30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and

hanged on a tree.

5:31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand [to be] a Prince

and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and

forgiveness of sins.

5:32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and [so is] also

the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.

5:33 When they heard [that], they were cut [to the heart], and

took counsel to slay them.

5:34 Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named

Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the

people, and commanded to put the apostles forth a little space;

5:35 And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to

yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men.

5:36 For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to

be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred,

joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed

him, were scattered, and brought to nought.

5:37 After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the

taxing, and drew away much people after him: he also perished;

and all, [even] as many as obeyed him, were dispersed.

5:38 And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let

them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will

come to nought:

5:39 But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye

be found even to fight against God.

5:40 And to him they agreed: and when they had called the

apostles, and beaten [them], they commanded that they should

not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.

5:41 And they departed from the presence of the council,

rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his


5:42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased

not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.

6:1 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was

multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the

Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily


6:2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples [unto

them], and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word

of God, and serve tables.

6:3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of

honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may

appoint over this business.

6:4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the

ministry of the word.

6:5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose

Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip,

and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and

Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:

6:6 Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed,

they laid [their] hands on them.

6:7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the

disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company

of the priests were obedient to the faith.

6:8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and

miracles among the people.

6:9 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called

[the synagogue] of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and

Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing

with Stephen.

6:10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit

by which he spake.

6:11 Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak

blasphemous words against Moses, and [against] God.

6:12 And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the

scribes, and came upon [him], and caught him, and brought [him]

to the council,

6:13 And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth

not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the


6:14 For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth

shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which

Moses delivered us.

6:15 And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him,

saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.

7:1 Then said the high priest, Are these things so?

7:2 And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of

glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in

Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran,

7:3 And said unto him, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy

kindred, and come into the land which I shall shew thee.

7:4 Then came he out of the land of the Chaldaeans, and dwelt in

Charran: and from thence, when his father was dead, he removed

him into this land, wherein ye now dwell.

7:5 And he gave him none inheritance in it, no, not [so much as]

to set his foot on: yet he promised that he would give it to

him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when [as yet]

he had no child.

7:6 And God spake on this wise, That his seed should sojourn in

a strange land; and that they should bring them into bondage,

and entreat [them] evil four hundred years.

7:7 And the nation to whom they shall be in bondage will I

judge, said God: and after that shall they come forth, and

serve me in this place.

7:8 And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so

[Abraham] begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and

Isaac [begat] Jacob; and Jacob [begat] the twelve patriarchs.

7:9 And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt:

but God was with him,

7:10 And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him

favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he

made him governor over Egypt and all his house.

7:11 Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and

Chanaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no


7:12 But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent

out our fathers first.

7:13 And at the second [time] Joseph was made known to his

brethren; and Joseph's kindred was made known unto Pharaoh.

7:14 Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to [him], and

all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls.

7:15 So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, he, and our


7:16 And were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the

sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of

Emmor [the father] of Sychem.

7:17 But when the time of the promise drew nigh, which God had

sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,

7:18 Till another king arose, which knew not Joseph.

7:19 The same dealt subtilly with our kindred, and evil

entreated our fathers, so that they cast out their young

children, to the end they might not live.

7:20 In which time Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and

nourished up in his father's house three months:

7:21 And when he was cast out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up,

and nourished him for her own son.

7:22 And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians,

and was mighty in words and in deeds.

7:23 And when he was full forty years old, it came into his

heart to visit his brethren the children of Israel.

7:24 And seeing one [of them] suffer wrong, he defended [him],

and avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian:

7:25 For he supposed his brethren would have understood how that

God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not.

7:26 And the next day he shewed himself unto them as they

strove, and would have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, ye

are brethren; why do ye wrong one to another?

7:27 But he that did his neighbour wrong thrust him away,

saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us?

7:28 Wilt thou kill me, as thou diddest the Egyptian yesterday?

7:29 Then fled Moses at this saying, and was a stranger in the

land of Madian, where he begat two sons.

7:30 And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in

the wilderness of mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame of

fire in a bush.

7:31 When Moses saw [it], he wondered at the sight: and as he

drew near to behold [it], the voice of the Lord came unto him,

7:32 [Saying], I [am] the God of thy fathers, the God of

Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses

trembled, and durst not behold.

7:33 Then said the Lord to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet:

for the place where thou standest is holy ground.

7:34 I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which

is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down

to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt.

7:35 This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler

and a judge? the same did God send [to be] a ruler and a

deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the


7:36 He brought them out, after that he had shewed wonders and

signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the

wilderness forty years.

7:37 This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel,

A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your

brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.

7:38 This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with

the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and [with] our

fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:

7:39 To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust [him] from

them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,

7:40 Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for [as

for] this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we

wot not what is become of him.

7:41 And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice

unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.

7:42 Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of

heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye

house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and

sacrifices [by the space of] forty years in the wilderness?

7:43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of

your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I

will carry you away beyond Babylon.

7:44 Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the

wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he

should make it according to the fashion that he had seen.

7:45 Which also our fathers that came after brought in with

Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drave out

before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David;

7:46 Who found favour before God, and desired to find a

tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

7:47 But Solomon built him an house.

7:48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with

hands; as saith the prophet,

7:49 Heaven [is] my throne, and earth [is] my footstool: what

house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what [is] the place

of my rest?

7:50 Hath not my hand made all these things?

7:51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do

always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers [did], so [do]


7:52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and

they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the

Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:

7:53 Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and

have not kept [it].

7:54 When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart,

and they gnashed on him with [their] teeth.

7:55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly

into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on

the right hand of God,

7:56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of

man standing on the right hand of God.

7:57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their

ears, and ran upon him with one accord,

7:58 And cast [him] out of the city, and stoned [him]: and the

witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose

name was Saul.

7:59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon [God], and saying,

Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.

7:60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay

not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he

fell asleep.

8:1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time

there was a great persecution against the church which was at

Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the

regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.

8:2 And devout men carried Stephen [to his burial], and made

great lamentation over him.

8:3 As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into

every house, and haling men and women committed [them] to


8:4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where

preaching the word.

8:5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached

Christ unto them.

8:6 And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things

which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he


8:7 For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of

many that were possessed [with them]: and many taken with

palsies, and that were lame, were healed.

8:8 And there was great joy in that city.

8:9 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime

in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of

Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:

8:10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest,

saying, This man is the great power of God.

8:11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he

had bewitched them with sorceries.

8:12 But when they believed Philip preaching the things

concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ,

they were baptized, both men and women.

8:13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized,

he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles

and signs which were done.

8:14 Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that

Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter

and John:

8:15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they

might receive the Holy Ghost:

8:16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were

baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)

8:17 Then laid they [their] hands on them, and they received the

Holy Ghost.

8:18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles'

hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,

8:19 Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay

hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.

8:20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee,

because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased

with money.

8:21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy

heart is not right in the sight of God.

8:22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if

perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.

8:23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and

[in] the bond of iniquity.

8:24 Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for me,

that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me.

8:25 And they, when they had testified and preached the word of

the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in

many villages of the Samaritans.

8:26 And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise,

and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from

Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.

8:27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an

eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the

Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had

come to Jerusalem for to worship,

8:28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the


8:29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself

to this chariot.

8:30 And Philip ran thither to [him], and heard him read the

prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?

8:31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me?

And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.

8:32 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was

led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before

his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:

8:33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who

shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the


8:34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of

whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other


8:35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same

scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.

8:36 And as they went on [their] way, they came unto a certain

water: and the eunuch said, See, [here is] water; what doth

hinder me to be baptized?

8:37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart,

thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus

Christ is the Son of God.

8:38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went

down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he

baptized him.

8:39 And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of

the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more:

and he went on his way rejoicing.

8:40 But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he

preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.

9:1 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter

against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,

9:2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues,

that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or

women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.

9:3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly

there shined round about him a light from heaven:

9:4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him,

Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

9:5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am

Jesus whom thou persecutest: [it is] hard for thee to kick

against the pricks.

9:6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou

have me to do? And the Lord [said] unto him, Arise, and go into

the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.

9:7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless,

hearing a voice, but seeing no man.

9:8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were

opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and

brought [him] into Damascus.

9:9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor


9:10 And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named

Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he

said, Behold, I [am here], Lord.

9:11 And the Lord [said] unto him, Arise, and go into the street

which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for

[one] called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth,

9:12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in,

and putting [his] hand on him, that he might receive his sight.

9:13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this

man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:

9:14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind

all that call on thy name.

9:15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen

vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings,

and the children of Israel:

9:16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my

name's sake.

9:17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and

putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, [even]

Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath

sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled

with the Holy Ghost.

9:18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been

scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was


9:19 And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then

was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at


9:20 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that

he is the Son of God.

9:21 But all that heard [him] were amazed, and said; Is not this

he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem,

and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound

unto the chief priests?

9:22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the

Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.

9:23 And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took

counsel to kill him:

9:24 But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched

the gates day and night to kill him.

9:25 Then the disciples took him by night, and let [him] down by

the wall in a basket.

9:26 And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join

himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and

believed not that he was a disciple.

9:27 But Barnabas took him, and brought [him] to the apostles,

and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and

that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at

Damascus in the name of Jesus.

9:28 And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem.

9:29 And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and

disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him.

9:30 [Which] when the brethren knew, they brought him down to

Caesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.

9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and

Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear

of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were


9:32 And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all

[quarters], he came down also to the saints which dwelt at


9:33 And there he found a certain man named Aeneas, which had

kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy.

9:34 And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee

whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.

9:35 And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned

to the Lord.

9:36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha,

which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full

of good works and almsdeeds which she did.

9:37 And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and

died: whom when they had washed, they laid [her] in an upper


9:38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples

had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men,

desiring [him] that he would not delay to come to them.

9:39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they

brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by

him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas

made, while she was with them.

9:40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed;

and turning [him] to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she

opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.

9:41 And he gave her [his] hand, and lifted her up, and when he

had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.

9:42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in

the Lord.

9:43 And it came to pass, that he tarried many days in Joppa

with one Simon a tanner.

10:1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a

centurion of the band called the Italian [band],

10:2 [A] devout [man], and one that feared God with all his

house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God


10:3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the

day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him,


10:4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is

it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are

come up for a memorial before God.

10:5 And now send men to Joppa, and call for [one] Simon, whose

surname is Peter:

10:6 He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the

sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do.

10:7 And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed,

he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier

of them that waited on him continually;

10:8 And when he had declared all [these] things unto them, he

sent them to Joppa.

10:9 On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh

unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about

the sixth hour:

10:10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while

they made ready, he fell into a trance,

10:11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending

unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four

corners, and let down to the earth:

10:12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth,

and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

10:13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.

10:14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any

thing that is common or unclean.

10:15 And the voice [spake] unto him again the second time, What

God hath cleansed, [that] call not thou common.

10:16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again

into heaven.

10:17 Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which

he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from

Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon's house, and stood before

the gate,

10:18 And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed

Peter, were lodged there.

10:19 While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto

him, Behold, three men seek thee.

10:20 Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them,

doubting nothing: for I have sent them.

10:21 Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him

from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what

[is] the cause wherefore ye are come?

10:22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and

one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation

of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for

thee into his house, and to hear words of thee.

10:23 Then called he them in, and lodged [them]. And on the

morrow Peter went away with them, and certain brethren from

Joppa accompanied him.

10:24 And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea. And

Cornelius waited for them, and had called together his kinsmen

and near friends.

10:25 And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell

down at his feet, and worshipped [him].

10:26 But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am

a man.

10:27 And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that

were come together.

10:28 And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful

thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one

of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not

call any man common or unclean.

10:29 Therefore came I [unto you] without gainsaying, as soon as

I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent

for me?

10:30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this

hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold,

a man stood before me in bright clothing,

10:31 And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms

are had in remembrance in the sight of God.

10:32 Send therefore to Joppa, and call hither Simon, whose

surname is Peter; he is lodged in the house of [one] Simon a

tanner by the sea side: who, when he cometh, shall speak unto


10:33 Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well

done that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here present

before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God.

10:34 Then Peter opened [his] mouth, and said, Of a truth I

perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

10:35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh

righteousness, is accepted with him.

10:36 The word which [God] sent unto the children of Israel,

preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)

10:37 That word, [I say], ye know, which was published

throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the

baptism which John preached;

10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and

with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that

were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

10:39 And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in

the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and

hanged on a tree:

10:40 Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly;

10:41 Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of

God, [even] to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose

from the dead.

10:42 And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to

testify that it is he which was ordained of God [to be] the

Judge of quick and dead.

10:43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his

name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of


10:44 While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on

all them which heard the word.

10:45 And they of the circumcision which believed were

astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the

Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.

10:46 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.

Then answered Peter,

10:47 Can any man forbid water, that these should not be

baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?

10:48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the

Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

11:1 And the apostles and brethren that were in Judaea heard

that the Gentiles had also received the word of God.

11:2 And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of

the circumcision contended with him,

11:3 Saying, Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat

with them.

11:4 But Peter rehearsed [the matter] from the beginning, and

expounded [it] by order unto them, saying,

11:5 I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a

vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet,

let down from heaven by four corners; and it came even to me:

11:6 Upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered,

and saw fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and

creeping things, and fowls of the air.

11:7 And I heard a voice saying unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and


11:8 But I said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean

hath at any time entered into my mouth.

11:9 But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God hath

cleansed, [that] call not thou common.

11:10 And this was done three times: and all were drawn up again

into heaven.

11:11 And, behold, immediately there were three men already come

unto the house where I was, sent from Caesarea unto me.

11:12 And the Spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting.

Moreover these six brethren accompanied me, and we entered into

the man's house:

11:13 And he shewed us how he had seen an angel in his house,

which stood and said unto him, Send men to Joppa, and call for

Simon, whose surname is Peter;

11:14 Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house

shall be saved.

11:15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as

on us at the beginning.

11:16 Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said,

John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with

the Holy Ghost.

11:17 Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as [he did]

unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I,

that I could withstand God?

11:18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and

glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles

granted repentance unto life.

11:19 Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution

that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phenice, and

Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the

Jews only.

11:20 And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which,

when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians,

preaching the Lord Jesus.

11:21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number

believed, and turned unto the Lord.

11:22 Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the

church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas,

that he should go as far as Antioch.

11:23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was

glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they

would cleave unto the Lord.

11:24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of

faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.

11:25 Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:

11:26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch.

And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled

themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the

disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

11:27 And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto


11:28 And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified

by the Spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all

the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar.

11:29 Then the disciples, every man according to his ability,

determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in


11:30 Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the

hands of Barnabas and Saul.

12:1 Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth [his]

hands to vex certain of the church.

12:2 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.

12:3 And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded

further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened


12:4 And when he had apprehended him, he put [him] in prison,

and delivered [him] to four quaternions of soldiers to keep

him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.

12:5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made

without ceasing of the church unto God for him.

12:6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night

Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains:

and the keepers before the door kept the prison.

12:7 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon [him], and a

light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and

raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell

off from [his] hands.

12:8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy

sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment

about thee, and follow me.

12:9 And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was

true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision.

12:10 When they were past the first and the second ward, they

came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which

opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed

on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from


12:11 And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of

a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered

me out of the hand of Herod, and [from] all the expectation of

the people of the Jews.

12:12 And when he had considered [the thing], he came to the

house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where

many were gathered together praying.

12:13 And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel

came to hearken, named Rhoda.

12:14 And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate

for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the


12:15 And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly

affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.

12:16 But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened

[the door], and saw him, they were astonished.

12:17 But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their

peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of

the prison. And he said, Go shew these things unto James, and

to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place.

12:18 Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among

the soldiers, what was become of Peter.

12:19 And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he

examined the keepers, and commanded that [they] should be put

to death. And he went down from Judaea to Caesarea, and [there]


12:20 And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and

Sidon: but they came with one accord to him, and, having made

Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend, desired peace;

because their country was nourished by the king's [country].

12:21 And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat

upon his throne, and made an oration unto them.

12:22 And the people gave a shout, [saying, It is] the voice of

a god, and not of a man.

12:23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because

he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave

up the ghost.

12:24 But the word of God grew and multiplied.

12:25 And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they

had fulfilled [their] ministry, and took with them John, whose

surname was Mark.

13:1 Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain

prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called

Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought

up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

13:2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost

said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I

have called them.

13:3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid [their] hands

on them, they sent [them] away.

13:4 So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto

Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.

13:5 And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of

God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to

[their] minister.

13:6 And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they

found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name

[was] Barjesus:

13:7 Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a

prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to

hear the word of God.

13:8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by

interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy

from the faith.

13:9 Then Saul, (who also [is called] Paul,) filled with the

Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,

13:10 And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, [thou]

child of the devil, [thou] enemy of all righteousness, wilt

thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

13:11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord [is] upon thee, and

thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And

immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he

went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.

13:12 Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed,

being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.

13:13 Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they

came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them

returned to Jerusalem.

13:14 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in

Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and

sat down.

13:15 And after the reading of the law and the prophets the

rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, [Ye] men [and]

brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people,

say on.

13:16 Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with [his] hand said,

Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.

13:17 The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and

exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of

Egypt, and with an high arm brought he them out of it.

13:18 And about the time of forty years suffered he their

manners in the wilderness.

13:19 And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of

Chanaan, he divided their land to them by lot.

13:20 And after that he gave [unto them] judges about the space

of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.

13:21 And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them

Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the

space of forty years.

13:22 And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David

to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I

have found David the [son] of Jesse, a man after mine own

heart, which shall fulfil all my will.

13:23 Of this man's seed hath God according to [his] promise

raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:

13:24 When John had first preached before his coming the baptism

of repentance to all the people of Israel.

13:25 And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye

that I am? I am not [he]. But, behold, there cometh one after

me, whose shoes of [his] feet I am not worthy to loose.

13:26 Men [and] brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and

whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this

salvation sent.

13:27 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers,

because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets

which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled [them] in

condemning [him].

13:28 And though they found no cause of death [in him], yet

desired they Pilate that he should be slain.

13:29 And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him,

they took [him] down from the tree, and laid [him] in a


13:30 But God raised him from the dead:

13:31 And he was seen many days of them which came up with him

from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the


13:32 And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise

which was made unto the fathers,

13:33 God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in

that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in

the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten


13:34 And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead,

[now] no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I

will give you the sure mercies of David.

13:35 Wherefore he saith also in another [psalm], Thou shalt not

suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

13:36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the

will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and

saw corruption:

13:37 But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.

13:38 Be it known unto you therefore, men [and] brethren, that

through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:

13:39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things,

from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

13:40 Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken

of in the prophets;

13:41 Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a

work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe,

though a man declare it unto you.

13:42 And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the

Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them

the next sabbath.

13:43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews

and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who,

speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of


13:44 And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city

together to hear the word of God.

13:45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled

with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by

Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.

13:46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was

necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to

you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves

unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

13:47 For so hath the Lord commanded us, [saying], I have set

thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for

salvation unto the ends of the earth.

13:48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and

glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to

eternal life believed.

13:49 And the word of the Lord was published throughout all the


13:50 But the Jews stirred up the devout and honourable women,

and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against

Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts.

13:51 But they shook off the dust of their feet against them,

and came unto Iconium.

13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy


14:1 And it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both

together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a

great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks


14:2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made

their minds evil affected against the brethren.

14:3 Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord,

which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted

signs and wonders to be done by their hands.

14:4 But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held

with the Jews, and part with the apostles.

14:5 And when there was an assault made both of the Gentiles,

and also of the Jews with their rulers, to use [them]

despitefully, and to stone them,

14:6 They were ware of [it], and fled unto Lystra and Derbe,

cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round about:

14:7 And there they preached the gospel.

14:8 And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his

feet, being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had


14:9 The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him,

and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,

14:10 Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he

leaped and walked.

14:11 And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up

their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are

come down to us in the likeness of men.

14:12 And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius,

because he was the chief speaker.

14:13 Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city,

brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done

sacrifice with the people.

14:14 [Which] when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard [of],

they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying


14:15 And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men

of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should

turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made

heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are


14:16 Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their

own ways.

14:17 Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that

he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful

seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.

14:18 And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people,

that they had not done sacrifice unto them.

14:19 And there came thither [certain] Jews from Antioch and

Iconium, who persuaded the people, and, having stoned Paul,

drew [him] out of the city, supposing he had been dead.

14:20 Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose

up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with

Barnabas to Derbe.

14:21 And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and

had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and [to]

Iconium, and Antioch,

14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, [and] exhorting

them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much

tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

14:23 And when they had ordained them elders in every church,

and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord,

on whom they believed.

14:24 And after they had passed throughout Pisidia, they came to


14:25 And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went

down into Attalia:

14:26 And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been

recommended to the grace of God for the work which they


14:27 And when they were come, and had gathered the church

together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and

how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.

14:28 And there they abode long time with the disciples.

15:1 And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the

brethren, [and said], Except ye be circumcised after the manner

of Moses, ye cannot be saved.

15:2 When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension

and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and

Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem

unto the apostles and elders about this question.

15:3 And being brought on their way by the church, they passed

through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the

Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.

15:4 And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of

the church, and [of] the apostles and elders, and they declared

all things that God had done with them.

15:5 But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees

which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them,

and to command [them] to keep the law of Moses.

15:6 And the apostles and elders came together for to consider

of this matter.

15:7 And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and

said unto them, Men [and] brethren, ye know how that a good

while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my

mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe.

15:8 And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness,

giving them the Holy Ghost, even as [he did] unto us;

15:9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their

hearts by faith.

15:10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the

neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were

able to bear?

15:11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus

Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

15:12 Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to

Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had

wrought among the Gentiles by them.

15:13 And after they had held their peace, James answered,

saying, Men [and] brethren, hearken unto me:

15:14 Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the

Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.

15:15 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is


15:16 After this I will return, and will build again the

tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build

again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:

15:17 That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all

the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who

doeth all these things.

15:18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the


15:19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which

from among the Gentiles are turned to God:

15:20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from

pollutions of idols, and [from] fornication, and [from] things

strangled, and [from] blood.

15:21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach

him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

15:22 Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole

church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with

Paul and Barnabas; [namely], Judas surnamed Barsabas, and

Silas, chief men among the brethren:

15:23 And they wrote [letters] by them after this manner; The

apostles and elders and brethren [send] greeting unto the

brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and


15:24 Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out

from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls,

saying, [Ye must] be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we

gave no [such] commandment:

15:25 It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord,

to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,

15:26 Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our

Lord Jesus Christ.

15:27 We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also

tell [you] the same things by mouth.

15:28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay

upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;

15:29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from

blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from

which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

15:30 So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch: and

when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered

the epistle:

15:31 [Which] when they had read, they rejoiced for the


15:32 And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves,

exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed [them].

15:33 And after they had tarried [there] a space, they were let

go in peace from the brethren unto the apostles.

15:34 Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.

15:35 Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and

preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.

15:36 And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go

again and visit our brethren in every city where we have

preached the word of the Lord, [and see] how they do.

15:37 And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose

surname was Mark.

15:38 But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who

departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to

the work.

15:39 And the contention was so sharp between them, that they

departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark,

and sailed unto Cyprus;

15:40 And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by

the brethren unto the grace of God.

15:41 And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the


16:1 Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain

disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a certain

woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father [was] a


16:2 Which was well reported of by the brethren that were at

Lystra and Iconium.

16:3 Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and took and

circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those

quarters: for they knew all that his father was a Greek.

16:4 And as they went through the cities, they delivered them

the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and

elders which were at Jerusalem.

16:5 And so were the churches established in the faith, and

increased in number daily.

16:6 Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of

Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the

word in Asia,

16:7 After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into

Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.

16:8 And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas.

16:9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a

man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into

Macedonia, and help us.

16:10 And after he had seen the vision, immediately we

endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the

Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.

16:11 Therefore loosing from Troas, we came with a straight

course to Samothracia, and the next [day] to Neapolis;

16:12 And from thence to Philippi, which is the chief city of

that part of Macedonia, [and] a colony: and we were in that

city abiding certain days.

16:13 And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river

side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and

spake unto the women which resorted [thither].

16:14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of

the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard [us]: whose

heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which

were spoken of Paul.

16:15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought

[us], saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord,

come into my house, and abide [there]. And she constrained us.

16:16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain

damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which

brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:

16:17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These

men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us

the way of salvation.

16:18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved,

turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of

Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

16:19 And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was

gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew [them] into the

marketplace unto the rulers,

16:20 And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men,

being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city,

16:21 And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive,

neither to observe, being Romans.

16:22 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the

magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat


16:23 And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast

[them] into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:

16:24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the

inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

16:25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises

unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

16:26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the

foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the

doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.

16:27 And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and

seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would

have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been


16:28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no

harm: for we are all here.

16:29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came

trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,

16:30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be


16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou

shalt be saved, and thy house.

16:32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all

that were in his house.

16:33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed

[their] stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.

16:34 And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat

before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.

16:35 And when it was day, the magistrates sent the serjeants,

saying, Let those men go.

16:36 And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The

magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and

go in peace.

16:37 But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly

uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast [us] into prison; and

now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but let them

come themselves and fetch us out.

16:38 And the serjeants told these words unto the magistrates:

and they feared, when they heard that they were Romans.

16:39 And they came and besought them, and brought [them] out,

and desired [them] to depart out of the city.

16:40 And they went out of the prison, and entered into [the

house of] Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they

comforted them, and departed.

17:1 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia,

they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews:

17:2 And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three

sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,

17:3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered,

and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I

preach unto you, is Christ.

17:4 And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and

Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the

chief women not a few.

17:5 But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto

them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a

company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the

house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people.

17:6 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain

brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have

turned the world upside down are come hither also;

17:7 Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the

decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, [one]


17:8 And they troubled the people and the rulers of the city,

when they heard these things.

17:9 And when they had taken security of Jason, and of the

other, they let them go.

17:10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by

night unto Berea: who coming [thither] went into the synagogue

of the Jews.

17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that

they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched

the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

17:12 Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women

which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.

17:13 But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the

word of God was preached of Paul at Berea, they came thither

also, and stirred up the people.

17:14 And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul to go as

it were to the sea: but Silas and Timotheus abode there still.

17:15 And they that conducted Paul brought him unto Athens: and

receiving a commandment unto Silas and Timotheus for to come to

him with all speed, they departed.

17:16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was

stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.

17:17 Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and

with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that

met with him.

17:18 Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the

Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler

say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange

gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the


17:19 And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying,

May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest,


17:20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we

would know therefore what these things mean.

17:21 (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there

spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to

hear some new thing.)

17:22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, and said, [Ye]

men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too


17:23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an

altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore

ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.

17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing

that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples

made with hands;

17:25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he

needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and

all things;

17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell

on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times

before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

17:27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel

after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of


17:28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as

certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his


17:29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought

not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or

stone, graven by art and man's device.

17:30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now

commandeth all men every where to repent:

17:31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will

judge the world in righteousness by [that] man whom he hath

ordained; [whereof] he hath given assurance unto all [men], in

that he hath raised him from the dead.

17:32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some

mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this


17:33 So Paul departed from among them.

17:34 Howbeit certain men clave unto him, and believed: among

the which [was] Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named

Damaris, and others with them.

18:1 After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to


18:2 And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus,

lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that

Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came

unto them.

18:3 And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them,

and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.

18:4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and

persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

18:5 And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul

was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews [that]

Jesus [was] Christ.

18:6 And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook

[his] raiment, and said unto them, Your blood [be] upon your

own heads; I [am] clean: from henceforth I will go unto the


18:7 And he departed thence, and entered into a certain [man's]

house, named Justus, [one] that worshipped God, whose house

joined hard to the synagogue.

18:8 And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on

the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians

hearing believed, and were baptized.

18:9 Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be

not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:

18:10 For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt

thee: for I have much people in this city.

18:11 And he continued [there] a year and six months, teaching

the word of God among them.

18:12 And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made

insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to

the judgment seat,

18:13 Saying, This [fellow] persuadeth men to worship God

contrary to the law.

18:14 And when Paul was now about to open [his] mouth, Gallio

said unto the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong or wicked

lewdness, O [ye] Jews, reason would that I should bear with


18:15 But if it be a question of words and names, and [of] your

law, look ye [to it]; for I will be no judge of such [matters].

18:16 And he drave them from the judgment seat.

18:17 Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes, the chief ruler of the

synagogue, and beat [him] before the judgment seat. And Gallio

cared for none of those things.

18:18 And Paul [after this] tarried [there] yet a good while,

and then took his leave of the brethren, and sailed thence into

Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn [his]

head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow.

18:19 And he came to Ephesus, and left them there: but he

himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews.

18:20 When they desired [him] to tarry longer time with them, he

consented not;

18:21 But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep

this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again

unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus.

18:22 And when he had landed at Caesarea, and gone up, and

saluted the church, he went down to Antioch.

18:23 And after he had spent some time [there], he departed, and

went over [all] the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order,

strengthening all the disciples.

18:24 And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an

eloquent man, [and] mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.

18:25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being

fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the

things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.

18:26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when

Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto [them], and

expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.

18:27 And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren

wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was

come, helped them much which had believed through grace:

18:28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, [and that] publickly,

shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

19:1 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth,

Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus:

and finding certain disciples,

19:2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye

believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard

whether there be any Holy Ghost.

19:3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And

they said, Unto John's baptism.

19:4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of

repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on

him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

19:5 When they heard [this], they were baptized in the name of

the Lord Jesus.

19:6 And when Paul had laid [his] hands upon them, the Holy

Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and


19:7 And all the men were about twelve.

19:8 And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the

space of three months, disputing and persuading the things

concerning the kingdom of God.

19:9 But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake

evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them,

and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of

one Tyrannus.

19:10 And this continued by the space of two years; so that all

they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both

Jews and Greeks.

19:11 And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:

19:12 So that from his body were brought unto the sick

handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them,

and the evil spirits went out of them.

19:13 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon

them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the

Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.

19:14 And there were seven sons of [one] Sceva, a Jew, [and]

chief of the priests, which did so.

19:15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and

Paul I know; but who are ye?

19:16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them,

and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they

fled out of that house naked and wounded.

19:17 And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also

dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of

the Lord Jesus was magnified.

19:18 And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed

their deeds.

19:19 Many of them also which used curious arts brought their

books together, and burned them before all [men]: and they

counted the price of them, and found [it] fifty thousand

[pieces] of silver.

19:20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

19:21 After these things were ended, Paul purposed in the

spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go

to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I must also see


19:22 So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto

him, Timotheus and Erastus; but he himself stayed in Asia for a


19:23 And the same time there arose no small stir about that


19:24 For a certain [man] named Demetrius, a silversmith, which

made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the


19:25 Whom he called together with the workmen of like

occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have

our wealth.

19:26 Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but

almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned

away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made

with hands:

19:27 So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at

nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana

should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed,

whom all Asia and the world worshippeth.

19:28 And when they heard [these sayings], they were full of

wrath, and cried out, saying, Great [is] Diana of the


19:29 And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having

caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's

companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the


19:30 And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the

disciples suffered him not.

19:31 And certain of the chief of Asia, which were his friends,

sent unto him, desiring [him] that he would not adventure

himself into the theatre.

19:32 Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the

assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore

they were come together.

19:33 And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews

putting him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and

would have made his defence unto the people.

19:34 But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice

about the space of two hours cried out, Great [is] Diana of the


19:35 And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said,

[Ye] men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how

that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great

goddess Diana, and of the [image] which fell down from Jupiter?

19:36 Seeing then that these things cannot be spoken against, ye

ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly.

19:37 For ye have brought hither these men, which are neither

robbers of churches, nor yet blasphemers of your goddess.

19:38 Wherefore if Demetrius, and the craftsmen which are with

him, have a matter against any man, the law is open, and there

are deputies: let them implead one another.

19:39 But if ye enquire any thing concerning other matters, it

shall be determined in a lawful assembly.

19:40 For we are in danger to be called in question for this

day's uproar, there being no cause whereby we may give an

account of this concourse.

19:41 And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.

20:1 And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto [him] the

disciples, and embraced [them], and departed for to go into


20:2 And when he had gone over those parts, and had given them

much exhortation, he came into Greece,

20:3 And [there] abode three months. And when the Jews laid wait

for him, as he was about to sail into Syria, he purposed to

return through Macedonia.

20:4 And there accompanied him into Asia Sopater of Berea; and

of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of

Derbe, and Timotheus; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus.

20:5 These going before tarried for us at Troas.

20:6 And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of

unleavened bread, and came unto them to Troas in five days;

where we abode seven days.

20:7 And upon the first [day] of the week, when the disciples

came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to

depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

20:8 And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they

were gathered together.

20:9 And there sat in a window a certain young man named

Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long

preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the

third loft, and was taken up dead.

20:10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing [him]

said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.

20:11 When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread,

and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so

he departed.

20:12 And they brought the young man alive, and were not a

little comforted.

20:13 And we went before to ship, and sailed unto Assos, there

intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, minding

himself to go afoot.

20:14 And when he met with us at Assos, we took him in, and came

to Mitylene.

20:15 And we sailed thence, and came the next [day] over against

Chios; and the next [day] we arrived at Samos, and tarried at

Trogyllium; and the next [day] we came to Miletus.

20:16 For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he

would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were

possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.

20:17 And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders

of the church.

20:18 And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye

know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what

manner I have been with you at all seasons,

20:19 Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many

tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of

the Jews:

20:20 [And] how I kept back nothing that was profitable [unto

you], but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and

from house to house,

20:21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks,

repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

20:22 And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem,

not knowing the things that shall befall me there:

20:23 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying

that bonds and afflictions abide me.

20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life

dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy,

and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to

testify the gospel of the grace of God.

20:25 And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have

gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.

20:26 Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I [am] pure

from the blood of all [men].

20:27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel

of God.

20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock,

over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed

the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

20:29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous

wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

20:30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse

things, to draw away disciples after them.

20:31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three

years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

20:32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word

of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an

inheritance among all them which are sanctified.

20:33 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.

20:34 Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered

unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.

20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye

ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the

Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to


20:36 And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed

with them all.

20:37 And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and

kissed him,

20:38 Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that

they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto

the ship.

21:1 And it came to pass, that after we were gotten from them,

and had launched, we came with a straight course unto Coos, and

the [day] following unto Rhodes, and from thence unto Patara:

21:2 And finding a ship sailing over unto Phenicia, we went

aboard, and set forth.

21:3 Now when we had discovered Cyprus, we left it on the left

hand, and sailed into Syria, and landed at Tyre: for there the

ship was to unlade her burden.

21:4 And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who

said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to


21:5 And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and

went our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives

and children, till [we were] out of the city: and we kneeled

down on the shore, and prayed.

21:6 And when we had taken our leave one of another, we took

ship; and they returned home again.

21:7 And when we had finished [our] course from Tyre, we came to

Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren, and abode with them one


21:8 And the next [day] we that were of Paul's company departed,

and came unto Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip

the evangelist, which was [one] of the seven; and abode with


21:9 And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did


21:10 And as we tarried [there] many days, there came down from

Judaea a certain prophet, named Agabus.

21:11 And when he was come unto us, he took Paul's girdle, and

bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy

Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth

this girdle, and shall deliver [him] into the hands of the


21:12 And when we heard these things, both we, and they of that

place, besought him not to go up to Jerusalem.

21:13 Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine

heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at

Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.

21:14 And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The

will of the Lord be done.

21:15 And after those days we took up our carriages, and went up

to Jerusalem.

21:16 There went with us also [certain] of the disciples of

Caesarea, and brought with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an old

disciple, with whom we should lodge.

21:17 And when we were come to Jerusalem, the brethren received

us gladly.

21:18 And the [day] following Paul went in with us unto James;

and all the elders were present.

21:19 And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly

what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry.

21:20 And when they heard [it], they glorified the Lord, and

said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews

there are which believe; and they are all zealous of the law:

21:21 And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the

Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that

they ought not to circumcise [their] children, neither to walk

after the customs.

21:22 What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come

together: for they will hear that thou art come.

21:23 Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men

which have a vow on them;

21:24 Them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges

with them, that they may shave [their] heads: and all may know

that those things, whereof they were informed concerning thee,

are nothing; but [that] thou thyself also walkest orderly, and

keepest the law.

21:25 As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written

[and] concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that

they keep themselves from [things] offered to idols, and from

blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.

21:26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself

with them entered into the temple, to signify the

accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an

offering should be offered for every one of them.

21:27 And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews which

were of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all

the people, and laid hands on him,

21:28 Crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man, that

teacheth all [men] every where against the people, and the law,

and this place: and further brought Greeks also into the

temple, and hath polluted this holy place.

21:29 (For they had seen before with him in the city Trophimus

an Ephesian, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the


21:30 And all the city was moved, and the people ran together:

and they took Paul, and drew him out of the temple: and

forthwith the doors were shut.

21:31 And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the

chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.

21:32 Who immediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran down

unto them: and when they saw the chief captain and the

soldiers, they left beating of Paul.

21:33 Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and

commanded [him] to be bound with two chains; and demanded who

he was, and what he had done.

21:34 And some cried one thing, some another, among the

multitude: and when he could not know the certainty for the

tumult, he commanded him to be carried into the castle.

21:35 And when he came upon the stairs, so it was, that he was

borne of the soldiers for the violence of the people.

21:36 For the multitude of the people followed after, crying,

Away with him.

21:37 And as Paul was to be led into the castle, he said unto

the chief captain, May I speak unto thee? Who said, Canst thou

speak Greek?

21:38 Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest

an uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand

men that were murderers?

21:39 But Paul said, I am a man [which am] a Jew of Tarsus, [a

city] in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech

thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.

21:40 And when he had given him licence, Paul stood on the

stairs, and beckoned with the hand unto the people. And when

there was made a great silence, he spake unto [them] in the

Hebrew tongue, saying,

22:1 Men, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my defence [which I

make] now unto you.

22:2 (And when they heard that he spake in the Hebrew tongue to

them, they kept the more silence: and he saith,)

22:3 I am verily a man [which am] a Jew, born in Tarsus, [a

city] in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of

Gamaliel, [and] taught according to the perfect manner of the

law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are

this day.

22:4 And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and

delivering into prisons both men and women.

22:5 As also the high priest doth bear me witness, and all the

estate of the elders: from whom also I received letters unto

the brethren, and went to Damascus, to bring them which were

there bound unto Jerusalem, for to be punished.

22:6 And it came to pass, that, as I made my journey, and was

come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from

heaven a great light round about me.

22:7 And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto

me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

22:8 And I answered, Who art thou, Lord? And he said unto me, I

am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.

22:9 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.

22:10 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.

22:11 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


22:12 And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having

a good report of all the Jews which dwelt [there],

22:13 Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul,

receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him.

22:14 And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that

thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and

shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.

22:15 For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou

hast seen and heard.

22:16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and

wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

22:17 And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to

Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a


22:18 And saw him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee

quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy

testimony concerning me.

22:19 And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned and beat in

every synagogue them that believed on thee:

22:20 And 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.

22:21 And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far

hence unto the Gentiles.

22:22 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 live.

22:23 And as they cried out, and cast off [their] clothes, and

threw dust into the air,

22:24 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 him.

22:25 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?

22:26 When the centurion heard [that], he went and told the

chief captain, saying, Take heed what thou doest: for this man

is a Roman.

22:27 Then the chief captain came, and said unto him, Tell me,

art thou a Roman? He said, Yea.

22:28 And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained

I this freedom. And Paul said, But I was [free] born.

22:29 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.

22:30 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.

23:1 And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men [and]

brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until

this day.

23:2 And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by

him to smite him on the mouth.

23:3 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?

23:4 And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God's high


23:5 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.

23:6 But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees,

and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men [and]

brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope

and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.

23:7 And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between

the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided.

23:8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection,

neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.

23:9 And there arose a great cry: and the scribes [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.

23:10 And when there arose a great dissension, the chief

captain, fearing lest Paul should have been pulled in pieces of

them, commanded the soldiers to go down, and to take him by

force from among them, and to bring [him] into the castle.

23:11 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 Rome.

23:12 And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together,

and bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would

neither eat nor drink till they had killed Paul.

23:13 And they were more than forty which had made this


23:14 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.

23:15 Now therefore ye with the council signify to the chief

captain that he bring him down unto you to morrow, as though ye

would enquire something more perfectly concerning him: and we,

or ever he come near, are ready to kill him.

23:16 And when Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait,

he went and entered into the castle, and told Paul.

23:17 Then Paul called one of the centurions unto [him], and

said, Bring this young man unto the chief captain: for he hath

a certain thing to tell him.

23:18 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 something to say

unto thee.

23:19 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?

23:20 And he said, The Jews have agreed to desire thee that thou

wouldest bring down Paul to morrow into the council, as though

they would enquire somewhat of him more perfectly.

23:21 But do not thou yield unto them: for there lie in wait for

him of them more than forty men, which have bound themselves

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.

23:22 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.

23:23 And he called unto [him] two centurions, saying, Make

ready two hundred soldiers to go to Caesarea, and horsemen

threescore and ten, and spearmen two hundred, at the third hour

of the night;

23:24 And provide [them] beasts, that they may set Paul on, and

bring [him] safe unto Felix the governor.

23:25 And he wrote a letter after this manner:

23:26 Claudius Lysias unto the most excellent governor Felix

[sendeth] greeting.

23:27 This 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.

23:28 And when I would have known the cause wherefore they

accused him, I brought him forth into their council:

23:29 Whom I perceived to be accused of questions of their law,

but to have nothing laid to his charge worthy of death or of


23:30 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.

23:31 Then the soldiers, as it was commanded them, took Paul,

and brought [him] by night to Antipatris.

23:32 On the morrow they left the horsemen to go with him, and

returned to the castle:

23:33 Who, when they came to Caesarea, and delivered the epistle

to the governor, presented Paul also before him.

23:34 And when the governor had read [the letter], he asked of

what province he was. And when he understood that [he was] of


23:35 I will hear thee, said he, when thine accusers are also

come. And he commanded him to be kept in Herod's judgment hall.

24:1 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.

24:2 And when he was called forth, Tertullus 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


24:3 We accept [it] always, and in all places, most noble Felix,

with all thankfulness.

24:4 Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I

pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few


24:5 For we have found this man [a] pestilent [fellow], and a

mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and

a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:

24:6 Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we

took, and would have judged according to our law.

24:7 But the chief captain Lysias came [upon us], and with great

violence took [him] away out of our hands,

24:8 Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining of

whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things, whereof

we accuse him.

24:9 And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were


24:10 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:

24:11 Because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet

but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for to worship.

24:12 And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any

man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues,

nor in the city:

24:13 Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse


24:14 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 are written in the law and in the prophets:

24:15 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.

24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a

conscience void of offence toward God, and [toward] men.

24:17 Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation,

and offerings.

24:18 Whereupon certain Jews from Asia found me purified in the

temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult.

24:19 Who ought to have been here before thee, and object, if

they had ought against me.

24:20 Or else let these same [here] say, if they have found any

evil doing in me, while I stood before the council,

24:21 Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing

among them, Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called

in question by you this day.

24:22 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.

24:23 And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let

[him] have liberty, and that he should forbid none of his

acquaintance to minister or come unto him.

24:24 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.

24:25 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


24:26 He hoped also that money should have been given him of

Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the

oftener, and communed with him.

24:27 But after two years Porcius Festus came into Felix' room:

and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul


25:1 Now when Festus was come into the province, after three

days he ascended from Caesarea to Jerusalem.

25:2 Then the high priest and the chief of the Jews informed him

against Paul, and besought him,

25:3 And desired favour against him, that he would send for him

to Jerusalem, laying wait in the way to kill him.

25:4 But Festus answered, that Paul should be kept at Caesarea,

and that he himself would depart shortly [thither].

25:5 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.

25:6 And when he had tarried among them more than ten days, he

went down unto Caesarea; and the next day sitting on the

judgment seat commanded Paul to be brought.

25:7 And when he was come, the Jews which came down from

Jerusalem stood round about, and laid many and grievous

complaints against Paul, which they could not prove.

25:8 While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of

the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar,

have I offended any thing at all.

25:9 But Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure, answered

Paul, and said, Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be

judged of these things before me?

25:10 Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar's judgment seat, where I

ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou

very well knowest.

25:11 For if I be an offender, or have committed 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 Caesar.

25:12 Then Festus, when he had conferred with the council,

answered, Hast thou appealed unto Caesar? unto Caesar shalt

thou go.

25:13 And after certain days king Agrippa and Bernice came unto

Caesarea to salute Festus.

25:14 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:

25:15 About whom, when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and

the elders of the Jews informed [me], desiring [to have]

judgment against him.

25:16 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 licence to answer for

himself concerning the crime laid against him.

25:17 Therefore, when they were come hither, without any delay

on the morrow I sat on the judgment seat, and commanded the man

to be brought forth.

25:18 Against whom when the accusers stood up, they brought none

accusation of such things as I supposed:

25:19 But had certain questions against him of their own

superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul

affirmed to be alive.

25:20 And because I doubted of such manner of questions, I asked

[him] whether he would go to Jerusalem, and there be judged of

these matters.

25:21 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 Caesar.

25:22 Then Agrippa said unto Festus, I would also hear the man

myself. To morrow, said he, thou shalt hear him.

25:23 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.

25:24 And Festus said, King Agrippa, and all men which are here

present with us, ye see this man, about whom all the multitude

of the Jews have dealt with me, both at Jerusalem, and [also]

here, crying that he ought not to live any longer.

25:25 But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of

death, and that he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have

determined to send him.

25:26 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 examination had, I

might have somewhat to write.

25:27 For it seemeth to me unreasonable to send a prisoner, and

not withal to signify the crimes [laid] against him.

26:1 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou art permitted to speak

for thyself. Then Paul stretched forth the hand, and answered

for himself:

26:2 I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer

for myself this day before thee touching all the things whereof

I am accused of the Jews:

26:3 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.

26:4 My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first

among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;

26:5 Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify,

that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a


26:6 And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise

made of God unto our fathers:

26:7 Unto which [promise] our twelve tribes, instantly serving

[God] day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king

Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.

26:8 Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that

God should raise the dead?

26:9 I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many

things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

26:10 Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the

saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from

the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my

voice against [them].

26:11 And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled

[them] to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I

persecuted [them] even unto strange cities.

26:12 Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and

commission from the chief priests,

26:13 At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven,

above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and

them which journeyed with me.

26:14 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.

26:15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus

whom thou persecutest.

26:16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared

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 thee;

26:17 Delivering thee from the people, and [from] the Gentiles,

unto whom now I send thee,

26:18 To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to

light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may

receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which

are sanctified by faith that is in me.

26:19 Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the

heavenly vision:

26:20 But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem,

and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and [then] to the

Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works

meet for repentance.

26:21 For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and

went about to kill [me].

26:22 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto

this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other

things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should


26:23 That Christ should suffer, [and] that he should be the

first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light

unto the people, and to the Gentiles.

26:24 And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud

voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make

thee mad.

26:25 But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak

forth the words of truth and soberness.

26:26 For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I

speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are

hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner.

26:27 King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that

thou believest.

26:28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to

be a Christian.

26:29 And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but

also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and

altogether such as I am, except these bonds.

26:30 And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the

governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them:

26:31 And when they were gone aside, they talked between

themselves, saying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death or

of bonds.

26:32 Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man might have been

set at liberty, if he had not appealed unto Caesar.

27:1 And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy,

they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto [one]

named Julius, a centurion of Augustus' band.

27:2 And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched,

meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia; [one] Aristarchus, a

Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us.

27:3 And the next [day] we touched at Sidon. And Julius

courteously entreated Paul, and gave [him] liberty to go unto

his friends to refresh himself.

27:4 And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under

Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.

27:5 And when we had sailed over the sea of Cilicia and

Pamphylia, we came to Myra, [a city] of Lycia.

27:6 And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing

into Italy; and he put us therein.

27:7 And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were

come over against Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed

under Crete, over against Salmone;

27:8 And, hardly passing it, came unto a place which is called

The fair havens; nigh whereunto was the city [of] Lasea.

27:9 Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now

dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul

admonished [them],

27:10 And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will

be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship,

but also of our lives.

27:11 Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the

owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by


27:12 And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the

more part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they

might attain to Phenice, [and there] to winter; [which is] an

haven of Crete, and lieth toward the south west and north west.

27:13 And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they

had obtained [their] purpose, loosing [thence], they sailed

close by Crete.

27:14 But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous

wind, called Euroclydon.

27:15 And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into

the wind, we let [her] drive.

27:16 And running under a certain island which is called Clauda,

we had much work to come by the boat:

27:17 Which when they had taken up, they used helps,

undergirding the ship; and, fearing lest they should fall into

the quicksands, strake sail, and so were driven.

27:18 And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next

[day] they lightened the ship;

27:19 And the third [day] we cast out with our own hands the

tackling of the ship.

27:20 And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and

no small tempest lay on [us], all hope that we should be saved

was then taken away.

27:21 But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of

them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not

have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.

27:22 And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall

be no loss of [any man's] life among you, but of the ship.

27:23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I

am, and whom I serve,

27:24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before

Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with


27:25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that

it shall be even as it was told me.

27:26 Howbeit we must be cast upon a certain island.

27:27 But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven

up and down in Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemed that

they drew near to some country;

27:28 And sounded, and found [it] twenty fathoms: and when they

had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found [it]

fifteen fathoms.

27:29 Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they

cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.

27:30 And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship,

when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as

though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship,

27:31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except

these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.

27:32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let

her fall off.

27:33 And while the day was coming on, Paul besought [them] all

to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye

have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing.

27:34 Wherefore I pray you to take [some] meat: for this is for

your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of

any of you.

27:35 And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave

thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had broken

[it], he began to eat.

27:36 Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took

[some] meat.

27:37 And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and

sixteen souls.

27:38 And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship,

and cast out the wheat into the sea.

27:39 And when it was day, they knew not the land: but they

discovered a certain creek with a shore, into the which they

were minded, if it were possible, to thrust in the ship.

27:40 And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed

[themselves] unto the sea, and loosed the rudder bands, and

hoised up the mainsail to the wind, and made toward shore.

27:41 And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the

ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained

unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of

the waves.

27:42 And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest

any of them should swim out, and escape.

27:43 But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from

[their] purpose; and commanded that they which could swim

should cast [themselves] first [into the sea], and get to land:

27:44 And the rest, some on boards, and some on [broken pieces]

of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe

to land.

28:1 And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island

was called Melita.

28:2 And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for

they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the

present rain, and because of the cold.

28:3 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid

[them] on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and

fastened on his hand.

28:4 And when the barbarians saw the [venomous] beast hang on

his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a

murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance

suffereth not to live.

28:5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.

28:6 Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen

down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while,

and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said

that he was a god.

28:7 In the same quarters were possessions of the chief man of

the island, whose name was Publius; who received us, and lodged

us three days courteously.

28:8 And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of

a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and

prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him.

28:9 So when this was done, others also, which had diseases in

the island, came, and were healed:

28:10 Who also honoured us with many honours; and when we

departed, they laded [us] with such things as were necessary.

28:11 And after three months we departed in a ship of

Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was

Castor and Pollux.

28:12 And landing at Syracuse, we tarried [there] three days.

28:13 And from thence we fetched a compass, and came to Rhegium:

and after one day the south wind blew, and we came the next day

to Puteoli:

28:14 Where we found brethren, and were desired to tarry with

them seven days: and so we went toward Rome.

28:15 And from thence, when the brethren heard of us, they came

to meet us as far as Appii forum, and The three taverns: whom

when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took courage.

28:16 And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the

prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul was suffered to

dwell by himself with a soldier that kept him.

28:17 And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the

chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together,

he said unto them, Men [and] brethren, though I have committed

nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet was

I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the


28:18 Who, when they had examined me, would have let [me] go,

because there was no cause of death in me.

28:19 But when the Jews spake against [it], I was constrained to

appeal unto Caesar; not that I had ought to accuse my nation


28:20 For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see

[you], and to speak with [you]: because that for the hope of

Israel I am bound with this chain.

28:21 And they said unto him, We neither received letters out of

Judaea concerning thee, neither any of the brethren that came

shewed or spake any harm of thee.

28:22 But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as

concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken


28:23 And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to

him into [his] lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the

kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of

the law of Moses, and [out of] the prophets, from morning till


28:24 And some believed the things which were spoken, and some

believed not.

28:25 And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed,

after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost

by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers,

28:26 Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall

hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and

not perceive:

28:27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their

ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest

they should see with [their] eyes, and hear with [their] ears,

and understand with [their] heart, and should be converted, and

I should heal them.

28:28 Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God

is sent unto the Gentiles, and [that] they will hear it.

28:29 And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and

had great reasoning among themselves.

28:30 And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and

received all that came in unto him,

28:31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things

which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no

man forbidding him.

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