Paul entertained CHAP. XXVIII.

by Publius. ed the rudder-bands, and hoised selves, No doubt this man is a up the mainsail to the wind, and murderer, whom, though he hath made toward shore.

escaped the sea, yet vengeance 41 And falling into a place suffereth not to live. where two seas met, they ran 5 And he shook off the beast the ship aground ; and the fore- | into the fire, and felt no harm. part stuck fast, and remained un 6 Howbeit, they looked when moveable, but the hinder part he should have swollen, or fallen was broken with the violence of down dead suddenly : but after the waves.

they had looked a great while, 42 And the soldiers' counsel and saw no harm come to him, was to kill the prisoners, lest any they changed their minds, and of them should swim out, and said that he was a god. escape.

7 In the same quarters were 43 But the centurion, willing possessions of the chief man of to save Paul, kept them from the island, whose name was Pubtheir purpose, and commanded lius ; who received us, and lodged that they which could swim, us three days courteously. should cast themselves first into 8 And it came to pass, that the the sea, and get to land :

father of Publius lay sick of a 44 And the rest, some on boards, fever, and of a bloody-flux : to and some on broken pieces of the whom Paul entered in, and prayship. And so it came to pass, that ed, and laid his hands on him, they escaped all safe to land. and healed him. CHAP. XXVIII.

9 So when this was done, others 1 Puul after his shipwreck is kindly also which had diseases in the

entertained of the barbarians. 5 island, came, and were healed : The viper on his hand hurteth him

10 Who also honoured us with not. 8 He healeth many diseases in the island. 11 They depart to. many

honours ; and when we wards Rome. 17 He declareth to departed, they laded us with such the Jews the cause of his coming things as were necessary. 24 After his preaching some were persuaded, and some believed not.

11 And after three months we 30 Yet he preacheth there two years. departed in a ship of Alexandria, AND when they were escaped, which had wintered in the isle,

then they knew that the is- whose sign was Castor and Pollux. land was called Melita.

12 And landing at Syracuse, 2 And the barbarous people we tarried there three days. shewed us no little kindness: for 13 And from thence we fetched they kindled a fire, and received a compass, and came to Rhegium : us every one, because of the and after one day the south wind present rain, and because of the blew, and we came the next day cold.

to Puteoli : 3 And when Paul had gathered 14 Where we found brethren, a bundle of sticks, and laid them and were desired to tarry with on the fire, there came a viper them seven days : and out of the heat, and fastened on went toward Rome. his hand.

15 And from thence, when the 4 And when the barbarians saw brethren heard of us, they came the venomous beast hang on his to meet us as far as Appii-forum, hand, they said among them- / and The Three Taverns; whom

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at Rome. when Paul saw, he thanked God,

he expounded and testified the and took courage.

kingdom of God, persuading them 16 And when we came to Rome, concerning Jesus, both out

of the the centurion delivered the pris- law of Moses, and out of the oners to the captain of the guard : prophets, from morning till evenbut Paul was suffered to dwell ing. by himself, with a soldier that 24 And some believed the things

which were spoken, and some 17 And it came to pass, that believed not. after three ays, Paul called the 25 And when they agreed not chief of the Jews together. And among themselves, they departwhen they were come together, ed, after that Paul had spoken he said unto them, Men and one word, Well spake the Holy brethren, though I have comunit Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto ted nothing against the people, our fathers, or customs of our fathers, yet 26 Saying, Go unto this people, was I delivered prisoner from Je and say, Hearing ye shall hear, rusalem into the hands of the and shall not understand ; and Romans :

seeing ye shall see, and not per18 Who when they had examin ceive. ed me, would have let me go, 27 For the heart of this people because there was no cause of is waxed gross, and their ears are death in me.

dull of hearing, and their eyes 19 But when the Jews spake have they closed ; lest they should against it, I was constrained to see with their eyes, and hear appeal unto Cesar ; not that I with their ears, and understand had aught to accuse my nation of. with their heart, and should be

20 For this cause therefore converted, and I should heal have I called for you, to see you,

them. and to speak with you : because 28 Be it known therefore unto that for the hope of Israel I am you, that the salvation of God is bound with this chain.

sent unto the Gentiles, and that 21. And they said unto him, they will hear it. We neither received letters out 29 And when he had said these of Judea concerning thee, neither words, the Jews departed, and any of the brethren that came had great reasoning among themshewed or spake any harm of selves. thee.

30 And Paul dwelt two whole 22 But we desire to hear of years in his own hired house, and thee, what thou thinkest : for as received all that came in unto concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken 31 Preaching the kingdom of against.

God, and teaching those things 23 And when they had appoint which concern the Lord Jesus ed him a day, there came many Christ, with all confidence, no to him into his lodging : to whom man forbidding him.



I The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the


11 For I long to see you, that 1 Paul commendeth his calling to the

I may impart unto you some Romans, 9 and his desire to come

spiritual gift, to the end ye may to them. '16 What his gospel is, and be established ; the righteousness which it sheideth. 18 God is angry with all manner of

12 That is, that I may be comsin. 21 What were the sins of the

forted together with you, by the Gentiles.

mutual faith both of you and PAUL, a servant of Jesus me. Christ, called to be an apostle,

13 Now I would not have you separated unto the gospel of God, ignorant, brethren, that often

2 (Which he had promised times I purposed to come unto afore by his prophets in the holy you (but was let hitherto) that I scriptures,)

might have some fruit among you 3 Concerning his Son Jesus also, even as among other GenChrist our Lord, which was made tiles. of the seed of David according 14 I am debtor both to the to the flesh;

Greeks, and to the Barbarians ; 4 And declared to be the Son of both to the wise, and to the unGod with power, according to the wise. Spirit of holiness, by the resur 15 So, as much as in me is, I rection from the dead :

am ready to preach the gospel to 5 By whom we have received you that are at Rome also. grace and apostleship, for obedi 16 For I am not ashamed of the ence to the faith among all na gospel of Christ : for it is the tions for his name :

power of God unto salvation to 6 Among whom are ye also the every one that believeth ; to the called of Jesus Christ :

Jew first, and also to the Greek. 7 To all that be in Rome, be 17 For therein is the righteousloved of God, called to be saints: ness of God revealed from faith Grace to you, and


from to faith : as it is written, The just God our Father, and the Lord shall live by faith. Jesus Christ.

18 For the wrath of God is re8 First, I thank my God through vealed from heaven against all Jesus Christ for you all, that your ungodliness, and unrighteousness faith is spoken of throughout the of men, who hold the truth in unwhole world.

righteousness. 9 For God is my witness, whom 19 Because that which may be I serve with my spirit in the gos- known of God, is manifest in pel of his Son, that without ceas them ; for God hath shewed it ing I make mention of you al unto them. ways my prayers.

20 For the invisible things of 10 Making request (if by any him from the creation of the means now at length I might world are clearly seen, being have a prosperous journey by the understood by the things that are will of God) to come unto you.

made, even his eternal power and

Wilful sinners

inexcusable. Godhead ; so that they are with despiteful, proud, boasters, inout excuse :

ventors of evil things, disobedient 21 Because that when they to parents, knew God, they glorified him not 3i Without understanding, cov. as God, neither were thankful, enant-breakers, without natural but became vain in their imagina- | affection, implacable, unmerciful: tions, and their foolish heart was 32 Who, knowing the judgment darkened.

of God, that they which commit 22 Professing themselves to be such things are worthy of death; wise, they became fools ;

not only do the same, but have 23 And changed the glory of pleasure in them that do them. the uncorruptible God into an

CHAP. II. image made like to corruptible 1 They that sin, though they condemn

it in others, cannot excuse them. man, and to birds, and four-footed

selves, 6 and much less escape the beasts, and creeping things. judgment of God, 9 whether ihey be 24 Wherefore God also gave

Jews or Gentiles. 14 The Gentiles them up to uncleanness, through

cannot escape, 17 nor yet the Jews,

25 whom their circumcision shall the lusts of their own hearts, to

not profit, if they keep not the law. dishonour their own bodies be- THEREFORE thou art inextween themselves :

cusable, o man, whosoever 25 Who changed the truth of thou art, that judgest : for whereGod into a lie, and worshipped in thou judgest another, thou and served the creature more condemnest thyself; for thou than the Creator, who is blessed that judgest, doest the same Amen.

things. 26 For this cause God gave 2 But we are

sure that the them up unto vile affections. For judgment of God is according to even their women did change truth, against them which comthe natural use into that which is mit such things. against nature :

3 And thinkest thou this, O 27 And likewise also the men, man, that judgest them which do leaving the natural use of the such things, and doest the same, woman, burned in their lust one that thou shalt escape the judgtoward another; men with men ment of God? working that which is unseemly, 4 Or despisest thou the riches and receiving in themselves that of his goodness, and forbearance, recompense of their error which

and long-suffering ; not knowing

that the goodness of God leadeth 28 And even as they did not thee to repentance ? like to retain God in their know 5 But after thy hardness and ledge, God gave them over to impenitent heart, treasurest up a reprobate mind, to do those unto thyself wrath against the things which are not convenient : day of wrath, and revelation of

29 Being filled with all. un the righteous judgment of God; righteousness, fornication, wick 6 Who will render to every edness, covetousness, malicious man according to his deeds : ness ; full of envy, murder, de 7 To them who by patient conbate, deceit, malignity; whisp- tinuance in well-doing, seek for erers,

glory, and honour, and immortal30 Backbiters, haters of God, I ity ; eternal life :

for ever.

was meet.

God's impartial judgment. CHAP. IȚI. The Jews' prerogative.

8 But unto them that are con the form of knowledge, and of tentious, and do not obey the the truth in the law : truth, but obey unrighteousness ; 21 Thou therefore which teachindignation and wrath,

est another, teachest thou not thy9 Tribulation and anguish, upon self? thou that preachest, a man every soul of man that doeth evil; should not steal, dost thou steal? of the Jew first, and also of the 22 Thou that sayest, a man Gentile ;

should not commit adultery, dost 10 But glory, honour, and peace, thou commit adultery? thou that to every man that worketh good; abhorrest idols, dost thou comto the Jew first, and also to the mit sacrilege? Gentile ;

23 Thou that makest thy boast 11 For there is no respect of of the law, through breaking the persons with God.

law dishonourest thou God? 12 For as many as have sinned 24 For the name of God is without law, shall also perish blasphemed among the Gentiles, without law : and as many as

through you, as it is written. have sinned in the law, shall be 25 For circumcision verily profjudged by the law,

iteth, if thou keep the law ; but 13 (For not the hearers of the if thou be a breaker of the law, law are just before God, but the thy circumcision is made uncirdoers of the law shall be justi- cumcision. fied.

26 Therefore, if the uncircum14 For when the Gentiles, cision keep the righteousness of which have not the law, do by the law, shall not his uncircumcisnature the things contained in ion be counted for circumcision ? the law, these having not the 27 And shall not uncircumcislaw, are a law unto themselves. ion which is by nature, if it ful

15 Which shew the work of the fil the law, judge thee, who by law written in their hearts, their the letter and circumcision dost conscience also bearing witness, transgress the law ? and their thoughts the mean 28 For he is not a Jew, which while accusing, or else excusing is one outwardly; neither is that one another ;)

circumcision, which is outward 16 In the day when God shall in the flesh: judge the secrets of men by Jesus 29 But he is a Jew which is Christ, according to my gospel. one inwardly; and circumcision is

17 Behold, thou art called a that of the heart, in the spirit, Jew, and restest in the law, and and not in the letter; whose praise makest thy boast of God,

is not of men, but of God. 18 And knowest his will, and

CHAP. III. approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed

1 The Jerts' prerogative: 3 which

they have not lost: 9 howbeit the out of the law,

lau convinceth them also of sin: 19 And art confident that thou 20 therefore no flesh is justified by thyself art a guide of the blind, a

the luro, 28 but all, without differ

ence, by faith only : 31 and yet the light of them which are in dark law is not abolished. ness,

WHAT advantage then hath 20 An instructor of the foolish, the Jew? or what profit is a teacher of babes, which hast there of circumcision ?

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