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Paul's dangerous voyage :

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He suffers shipwreck. modious to winter in the more part advised the soldiers, Except these abide in the to depart thence also, if by any means they ship, ye cannot be saved. might attain to Phenice, and there to win- 32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of ter; which is a haven of Crete, and lieth the boat, and let her fall off. toward the south-west and north-west. 33 And while the day was coming on,

13 And when the south wind blew soft- Paul besought them all to take meat, sayly, supposing that they had obtained their ing, This day is the fourteenth day that je purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close bave tarried, and continued fasting, having by Crete.

taken nothing 14 But not long after there arose against 34 Wherefore I pray you to take some it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon. meat; for this is for your healtb: for there

15 And when the ship was caught, and shall not a hair fall from the head of any could not bear up into the wind, we let of you. her drive.

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

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

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

wheat into the sea. 19 And the third day we cast out with 39 And when it was day, they knew pot our own hands the tackling of the ship. the land: but they discovered a certain

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

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

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

23 For there stood by me this night the with the violence of the waves. angelof God, whose lam, and whom I serve, 42 And the soldiers' counsel was to kill

24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must the prisoners, lest any of them should be brought before Cesar: and lo, God swim out, and escape: hath given thee all them that sail with thee. 43 But the centurion, willing to save

25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: Paul, kept them from their purpose, and for I believe God, that it shall be even as commanded that they which could swim, it was told me.

should cast themselves first into the sea, and 26 How beit, we must be cast upon a get to land: certain island.

44 And the rest, some on boards, and 27 But when the fourteenth night was some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it come, as we were driven up and down in came to pass, that they escaped all safe to Adria, about midnight the shipmen deem-land. ed that they drew near to some country;

CHAP. XXVIII. 28 And sounded, and found it twenty ND when they were escaped, then fathoms: and when they had gone a little they knew that the island was called further, they sounded again, and found it Melita. fifteen fathoms.

2 And the barbarous people shewed us 29 Then fearing lest they should have no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors and received us every one, because of out of the stern, and wished for the day, the present rain, and because of the cold.

30 And as the shipmen were about to 3 And when Paul had gathered a bunsee out of the ship, when they had let dle of sticks, and laid then on the fire, down the boat into the sea, under colour as there came á viper out of the heat, and though they would have cast anchors out fastened on his wand. of the foreslin

4 And when the barbarians saw the 31 Paul said to the centurion, and to venni!ous beast hang on his hand, they said Paul heals many in Melita: CHAP. XXVIII lie departs for Rome. among themselves, No doubt this man is al 18 Who when they had examined me, murderer, whom, though he hath escaped would have let me go, because there was the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live. no cause of death in me.

5 And he shook ofl' the beast into the 19 But when the Jews spake against it, fire, and felt no harm.

I was constrained to appeal unto Cesar; 6 Howbeit, they looked when he should not that I had aught to accuse my nation of have swollen, or fallen down dead sudden- 20 For this cause therefore have I called ly: but after they had looked a great while, for you, to see you, and to speak with and saw no harm come to him, they chang- you: because that for the hope of Israel I ed their minds, and said that he was a god. am bound with this chain.

7 In the same quarters were possessions 21 And they said unto him, We neither of the chief man of the island, whose name received letters out of Judea concerning was Publius; who received us, and lodged thee, neither any of the brethren that came us three days courteously,

shewed or spake any harm of thee. 8 And it came to pass, that the father of 22 But we desire to hear of the, what Publius lay sick of a fever, and of a bloody- thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, we know that every where it is spoken and laid his hands on him, and healed him. against.

9 So when this was done, others also 23 And when they had appointed him which had diseases in the island, came, a day, there came many to him into his and were healed:

lodging: to whom he expounded and tes10 Who also honoured us with many tified the kingdom of God, persuading honours; and when we departed, they them concerning Jesus, both out of the laded us with such things as were neces- law of Moses, and out of the prophets, sary

from morning till evening. 11 And after three months we departed 24 And some believed the things which in a ship of Alexandria, which had winter- were spoken, and some believed not. ed in the isle, whose sign was Castor and 25 Ånd when they agreed not among Pollux.

themselves, they departed, after that Paul 12 And landing at Syracuse, we tarried had spoken one word, Well spake the there three days.

Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto 13 And from thence we fetched a com- our fathers, pass, and came to Rhegium: and after one 26 Saying, Go unto this people, and day the south wind blew, and we came say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not the next day to Puteoli:

understand; and seeing ye shall and 14 Where we found brethren, and were not perceive. desired to tarry with them seven days: 27 For the heart of this people is waxed and so we went toward Rome.

gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, 15 And from thence, when the brethren and their eyes have they closed; lest they heard of us, they came to meet us as far as should see with their eyes, and hear with Appii-forum, and The Three Taverns; their ears, and understand with their heart, whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and should be converted, and I should and took courage.

heal them. 16 And when we came to Rome, the 28 Be it known therefore unto you, centurion delivered the prisoners to the that the salvation of God is sent unto the captain of the guard: but Paul was suffer- Gentiles, and that they will hear it. ed to dwell by himself, with a soldier that 29 And when he had said these words, kept him.

the Jews departed, and had great reason17 And it came to pass, that after three ing among themselves. days, Paul called the chief of the Jews 30 And Paul dwelt two whole years in together. And when they were come to his own hired house, and received all that gether, he said unto them, Men and breth- came in unto him, ren, though I have committed nothing 31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and against the people, or customs of our fa- teaching those things which concern the thers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans: man forbidding him.

see,

I The Epistle of PAUL, the Apostle, to the ROMANS. CHAP. I.

3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our PAUL, a servant of Jesus Christ, called Lord, which was made of the seed of gospel of God,

4 And declared to be the Son of God with 2 (Which he had promised afore by his power, according to the Spirit of holiness, prophets in the holy scriptures,) Iby the resurrection from the dead:

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God's anger at sin.

ROMANS.

The sins of the Gentiles. 5 By whom we have received grace and 24 Wherefore God also gave them up to apostleship, for obedience to the faith uncleanness, through the lusts of their own among all nations, for his name:

bearts, to dishonour their own bodies be6 Among whom are ye also the called ltween themselves : of Jesus Christ :

25 Who changed the truth of God into 7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of a lie, and worshipped and served the crea: God, called to be saints: Grace to you, and ture more than the Creator, who is blessed peace from God our Father, and the Lord for ever. Amen. Jesus Christ.

26 For this cause God gave them up unto 8 First, I thank my God through Jesus vile affections. For even their women did Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken change the natural use into that which is of throughout the whole world.

against nature : 9 For God is my witness, whom I serve 27 And likewise also the men, learing with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that the natural use of the woman, burned in without ceasing I make mention of you their lust one toward another; men with always in my prayers,

men working that which is unseemly, and 10 Making request (if by any means now receiving in themselves that recompence at length I might have a prosperous jour- of their error which was meet. ney by the will of God) to come unto you. 28 And even as they did not like to re

11 For I long to see you, that I may tain God in their knowledge, God gare impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the them over to a reprobate mind, to do those end ye may be established;

things which are not convenient: 12 That is, that I may be comforted 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, together with you, by the mutual faith both fornication, wickedness, coretousness, maof you and me.

liciousness; full of envy, murder, de bate, 13 Now I would not have you ignorant, deceit, malignity; whisperers, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, come unto you (but was let hitherto) that I proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, might have some fruit among you also, disobedient to parents, even as among other Gentiles.

31 Without understanding, covenant14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and breakers, without natural affection, into the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to placable, unmerciful: the unwise.

32 Who, knowing the judgment of God, 15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready that they which commit such things are to preach the gospel to you that are at worthy of death; not only do the same, but Rome also.

have pleasure in them

that do them. 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel

CHAP. II. salvation to every one that believeth; to man, whosoever thou art, that judge the Jew first, and also to the Greek. est: for wherein thou judgest another,

17 For therein is the righteousness of thou condemnest thyself; for thou that God revealed from faith to faith: as it is judgest, doest the same things: written, The just shall live by faith. 2 But we are sure that the judgment of

18 For the wrath of God is revealed God is according to truth, against them from heaven against all ungodliness, and which commit such things. unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth 3 And thinkest thou this, Oman, that in unrighteousness.

judgest them which do such things, and 19 Because that which may be known doest the same, that thou shalt escape the of God, is manifest in them; for God hath judgment of God? shewed it unto them.

4 Or despisest thou the riches of his 20 For the invisible things of him from goodness, and forbearance, and long-sufthe creation of the world are clearly seen, fering ; not knowing that the goodness of being undersiood by the things that are God leadeth thee to repentance? made, even his eternal power and God- 5 But after thy hardness and impenitent head; so that they are without excuse : heart, treasurest up unto thyself wrath

21 Because that when they knew God, against the day of wrath, and revelation of they glorifed him not as God, neither were the righteous judgment of God; thankful, but became vain in their imagina- 6 Who will

render to every man accord. tions, and their foolish heart was darkened. ing to his deeds:

22 Professing themselves to be wise, 7 To them who by patient continuance they became fools;

in well-doing, seek for glory, and honour, 23 And changed the glory of the in- and immortality; eternal life: corruptible God into an image made like 8 But unto ibem that are contentious, in corruptible man, and tu birds, and four- and do not obey the truth, but obey un. footed beasts, and creeping things. righteousness: indignation and wrath,

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Who are justified.

CHAP. III. The prerogative of the Jews. 9 Tribulation and anguish, upon every outwardly ; neither is that circumcision, soul of man that doeth evil; of the Jew which is outward in the fiesh: first, and also of the Gentile ;

29 But he is a Jew which is one inward10 But glory, honour, and peace, to ly; and circumcision is thot of the heart, in every man that worketh good; to the Jew the spirit, and not in the letter; whose first, and also to the Gentile ;

praise is not of men, but of God. 11 For there is no respect of persons

CHAP. III. with God. 12 For as many as have sinned without WHAT

advantage then bath the Jew?

or what profit is there of circumlaw, shall also perish without law: and as cision? many as have sinned in the law, shall be 2 Much every way:chiefly, because that judged by the law,

unto them were committed the oracles of 13 (For not the hearers of the law are God. just before God, but the doers of the law 3 For what if some did not believe? shall be justified.

shall their unbelief make the faith of God 14 For when the Gentiles, which have without effect? not the law, do by nature the things con- 4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but tained in the law, these having not the law, every man a liar; as it is written, That thou are a law unto themselves.

mightest be justified in thy sayings, and 15 Which shew the work of the law writ-mightest overcome when thou art judged. ten in their hearts, their conscience also 5 But if our unrighteousness commend bearing witness, and their thoughts the the righteousness of God, what shall we mean while accusing, or else excusing one say? Is God unrighteous who taketh venanother:)

geance ? (I speak as a man,) 16 In the day when God shall judge the 6 God forbid : for then how shall God secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according judge the world? to my gospel.

7 For if the truth of God hath more 17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and abounded through my lie unto bis glory; restest in the law, and makest thy boast of why yet am I also judged as a sinner! God,

8 And not rather (as we be slanderously 18 And knowest his will, and approvest reported, and as some affirm that we say) the things that are more excellent, being Let us do evil, that good may come? whose instructed out of the law,

damnation is just. 19 And art confident that thou thyself 9 What then? are we better than they? art a guide of the blind, a ligbt of them No, in no wise : for we have before proved which are in darkness,

both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all 20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher under sin; of babes, which hast the form of know- 10 As it is written, There is none ledge, and of the truth in the law : righteous, no, not one:

21 Thou therefore which teachest ano- 11 There is none that understandeth, ther, teachest thou not thyself? thou that there is none that seeketh after God. preachest, a man should not steal, dost thou 12 They are all gone out of the way, steal?

they are together become unprofitable : 22 Thou that sayest, a man should not there is none that doeth good, no, not one. commit adultery, dost thou commit adul- 13 Their throat is an open sepulchre ; tery? thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou with their tongues they have used deceit; commit sacrilege?

the poison of asps is under their lips: 23 Thou that makest thy boast of the 14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and law, through breaking the law dishonourest bitterness. thou God?

15 Their feet are swift to shed blood. 24 For the name of God is blasphemed 16 Destruction and misery are in their among the Gentiles, through you, as it is ways: written.

17 And the way of peace have they not 25 For circumcision verily profiteth, if known. thou keep the law; but if thou be a breaker 18 There is no fear of God before their of the law, thy circumcision is made uncir- eyes. cumcision.

19 Now we know that what things so26 Therefore, if the uncircumcision keep ever the law saith, it saith to them who the righteousness of the law, shall not his un- are under the law: that every mouth may circumcision be counted for circumcision? be stopped, and all the world may become

27 And shall not uncircumcision which guilty before God. is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, 20 Therefore by the deeds of the law, wbo by the letter and circumcision dost there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: transgress the law?

for by the law is the knowledge of sin. 28 For he is not a Jew, which is one 21 But now the righteousness of God

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Abraham's faith was imputed ROMANS. to him for righteousness. without the law is manifested, being wit- cision, a seal of the righteousness of the nessed by the law and the prophets ; faith which he had yet being uncircum

22 Even the righteousness of God, cised: that he might be the father of all which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all, them that believe, though they be not cir. and upon all them that believe ; for there cumcised, that righteousness might be imis no difference :

puted unto them also ; 23 For all have sinned, and come short 12 And the father of circumcision to of the glory of God;

them who are not of the circumcision only, 24 Being justified freely by his grace, but who also walk in the steps of that faith through the redemption that is in Christ of our father Abraham, which he had being Jesus:

yet uncircumcised. 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a pro- 13 For the promise that he should be pitiation, through faith in his blood, to the heir of the world was not to Abraham, declare his righteousness for the remission or to his seed, through the law, but through of sins that are past, through the forbear- the righteousness of faith. ance of God;

14 For if they which are of the law be 26 To declare, I say, at this time his heirs, faith is made void, and the promise righteousness : that he might be just, and made of none effect. the justifierof him which believeth in Jesus. 15 Because the law worketh wrath : for

27 Where is boasting then? It is ex- where no law is, there is no transgression. cluded. By what law? of works? Nay; 16 Therefore it is of faith, that it might but by the law of faith.

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

faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all, 29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he 17 (As it is written, I have made thee not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gen- a father of many nations) before him whom tiles also:

he believed, even God, who quickeneth 30 Seeing it is one God which shall the dead, and calleth those things which justify the circumcision by faith, and un- be not, as though they were. circumcision through faith.

18 Who against hope believed in bope, 31 Do we then make void the law that he might become the father of many through faith? God forbid : yea, we estab- nations ; according to that which was lish the law.

spoken, So shall thy seed be. CHAP. IV.

19 And being not weak in faith, he conham our father, as pertaining to he was about a hundred years old, neither the flesh, hath found?

yet the deadness of Sarah's womb. 2 For if Abraham were justiced by 20 He staggered not at the promise of works, he hath whereof to glory, but not God through unbelief; but was strong in before God.

faith, giving glory to God; 3 For what saith the scripture? Abra- 21 And being fully persuaded, that what ham believed God, and it was counted he had promised, he was able also to unto him for righteousness,

perform. 4 Now to him that worketh, is the re- 22 And therefore it was imputed to him ward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. for righteousness.

5 But to him that worketh not, but be- 23 Now, it was not written for his sake lieveth on him that justifieth the ungodly, alone, that it was imputed to him ; his faith is counted for righteousness. 24 But for us also, to whom it shall be

6 Even as David also describeth the imputed, if we believe on him that raised blessedness of the man unto whom God up Jesus our Lord from the dead, imputeth righteousness without works, 25 Who was delivered for our offences,

7 Saying, Blessed are they whose ini- and was raised again for our justification quities are forgiven, and whose sins are

CHAP. V. covered.

THEREFORE being justified by faith, will not impute sin.

our Lord Jesus Christ : 9 Coreth this blessedness then upon the 2 By whom also we have access by faith circum.cision only, or upon the uncircum- into this grace wherein we stand, and recision also? For we say that faith was joice in hope of the glory of God. reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. 3 And not only so, but we glory in

10 How was it then reckoned? when he tribulations also; knowing that tribulation was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? worketh patience ; Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. 4 And patience, experience; and ex. 11 And he received the sign of circum-/perience, hope :

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