AND certain men which came down from Judæa taught the
brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the
manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.
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
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.
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.
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.
6 ¶ And the apostles and elders came together for to
consider of this matter.
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,
8 And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness,
giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;
9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying
their hearts by faith.
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?
11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus
Christ we shall be saved, even as they.
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.
13 ¶ And after they had held their peace, James answered,
saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me:
14 Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the
Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name.
15 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is
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:
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.
18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of
19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them,
which from among the Gentiles are turned to God:
20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from
pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things
strangled, and from blood.
21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that
preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath
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:
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
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:
25 It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one
accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved
Barnabas and Paul,
26 Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ.
27 We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also
tell you the same things by mouth.
28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay
upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;
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
30 So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch:
and when they had gathered the multitude together, they
delivered the epistle:
31 Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the
32 And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves,
exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed
33 And after they had tarried there a space, they were let go
in peace from the brethren unto the apostles.
34 Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.
35 Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching
and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.
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.
37 And Barnabas determined to take with them John,
whose surname was Mark.
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.
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;
40 And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended
by the brethren unto the grace of God.
41 And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the
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 Greek:
2 Which was well reported of by the brethren that were at
Lystra and Iconium.
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.
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.
5 And so were the churches established in the faith, and
increased in number daily.
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,
7 After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into
Bithynia: but the Spirit suffered them not.
8 And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas.
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.
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.
11 Therefore loosing from Troas, we came with a straight
course to Samothracia, and the next day to Neapolis;
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
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.
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
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,
20 And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These
men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city,
21 And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to
receive, neither to observe, being Romans.
22 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the
magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat
23 And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they
cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them
24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the
inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.
25 ¶ And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang
praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
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.
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 fled.
28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no
harm: for we are all here.
29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came
trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,
30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and
thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to all
that were in his house.
33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and
washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his,
34 And when he had brought them into his house, he set
meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all
35 And when it was day, the magistrates sent the serjeants,
saying, Let those men go.
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.
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.
38 And the serjeants told these words unto the magistrates:
and they feared, when they heard that they were Romans.
39 And they came and besought them, and brought them
out, and desired them to depart out of the city.
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.
NOW when they had passed through Amphipolis and
Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a
synagogue of the Jews:
2 And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and
three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,
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.
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.
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.
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
7 Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to
the decrees of Cæsar, saying that there is another king, one
8 And they troubled the people and the rulers of the city,
when they heard these things.
9 And when they had taken security of Jason, and of the
other, they let them go.
10 ¶ And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and
Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the
synagogue of the Jews.
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.
12 Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable
women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.
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.
14 And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul to go
as it were to the sea: but Silas and Timotheus abode there
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.
16 ¶ Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit
was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to
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.
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
19 And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus,
saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou
20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears: we
would know therefore what these things mean.
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.)
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
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
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;
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;
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;
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 us:
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
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.
30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now
commandeth all men every where to repent:
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.
32 ¶ And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead,
some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of
33 So Paul departed from among them.
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.
AFTER these things Paul departed from Athens, and came
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.
3 And because he was of the same craft, he abode with
them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were
4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and
persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.
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.
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
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.
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.
9 Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be
not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:
10 For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt
thee: for I have much people in this city.
11 And he continued there a year and six months, teaching
the word of God among them.
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,
13 Saying, This fellow persuadeth men to worship God
contrary to the law.
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 you:
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.
16 And he drave them from the judgment seat.
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 ¶ 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.
19 And he came to Ephesus, and left them there: but he
himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the
20 When they desired him to tarry longer time with them,
he consented not;
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.
22 And when he had landed at Cæsarea, and gone up, and
saluted the church, he went down to Antioch.
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.
24 ¶ And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria,
an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to
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.
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
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
28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publickly,
shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.
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,
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.
3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized?
And they said, Unto John’s baptism.
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
5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of
the Lord Jesus.
6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy
Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and
7 And all the men were about twelve.
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.
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.
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.
11 And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:
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.
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
14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and
chief of the priests, which did so.
15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and
Paul I know; but who are ye?
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.
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.
18 And many that believed came, and confessed, and
shewed their deeds.
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.
20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.
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 Rome.
22 So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered
unto him, Timotheus and Erastus; but he himself stayed in
Asia for a season.
23 And the same time there arose no small stir about that
24 For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith,
which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain
unto the craftsmen;
25 Whom he called together with the workmen of like
occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we
have our wealth.
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:
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.
28 And when they heard these sayings, they were full of
wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the
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 theatre.
30 And when Paul would have entered in unto the people,
the disciples suffered him not.
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.
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.
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.
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 Ephesians.
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
36 Seeing then that these things cannot be spoken against,
ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly.
37 For ye have brought hither these men, which are neither
robbers of churches, nor yet blasphemers of your goddess.
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.
39 But if ye inquire any thing concerning other matters, it
shall be determined in a lawful assembly.
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.
41 And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the
AND after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto him the
disciples, and embraced them, and departed for to go into
2 And when he had gone over those parts, and had given
them much exhortation, he came into Greece,
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.
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
5 These going before tarried for us at Troas.
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.
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
8 And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where
they were gathered together.
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.
10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing
him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.
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.
12 And they brought the young man alive, and were not a
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.
14 And when he met with us at Assos, we took him in, and
came to Mitylene.
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.
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.
17 ¶ And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the
elders of the church.
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,
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 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,
21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks,
repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus
22 And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto
Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me
23 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city,
saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.
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.
25 And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I
have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face
26 Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure
from the blood of all men.
27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the
counsel of God.
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.
29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous
wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking
perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of
three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day
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.
33 I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel.
34 Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have
ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with
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
36 ¶ And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and
prayed with them all.
37 And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul’s neck, and
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.
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
2 And finding a ship sailing over unto Phenicia, we went
aboard, and set forth.
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.
4 And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who
said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to
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.
6 And when we had taken our leave one of another, we took
ship; and they returned home again.
7 And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we
came to Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren, and abode with
them one day.
8 And the next day we that were of Paul’s company
departed, and came unto Cæsarea: and we entered into the
house of Philip the evangelist, which was one of the seven;
and abode with him.
9 And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did
10 And as we tarried there many days, there came down
from Judæa a certain prophet, named Agabus.
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 Gentiles.
12 And when we heard these things, both we, and they of
that place, besought him not to go up to Jerusalem.
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.
14 And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased,
saying, The will of the Lord be done.
15 And after those days we took up our carriages, and went
up to Jerusalem.
16 There went with us also certain of the disciples of
Cæsarea, and brought with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an
old disciple, with whom we should lodge.
17 And when we were come to Jerusalem, the brethren
received us gladly.
18 And the day following Paul went in with us unto James;
and all the elders were present.
19 And when he had saluted them, he declared particularly
what things God had wrought among the Gentiles by his
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 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.
22 What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come
together: for they will hear that thou art come.
23 Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men
which have a vow on them;
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
29 (For they had seen before with him in the city
Trophimus an Ephesian, whom they supposed that Paul had
brought into the temple.)
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.
31 And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto
the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an
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.
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.
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.
35 And when he came upon the stairs, so it was, that he was
borne of the soldiers for the violence of the people.
36 For the multitude of the people followed after, crying,
Away with him.
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?
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?
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.
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,