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we sailed away from Philippi,* after the days of unleavened bread, and came unto them to

Troas in five day's; where we abode seven 7 days. And upon the first day of the week,

when the disciples came together to break

bread, Paul preached unto them (being pre- pared to depart on the morrow :) and contimi8 ed his speech until midnight. Now there

were many lights in the upper chamber where 9 they were gathered together. And there sat

in a window a certain young man, named Eutychus, having fallen into a deep sleep; and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down

with sleep, and fell from the third loft, and 10 was taken up dead. And Paul went down,

and fell on him, and embracing him, said, Be Il not distressed, for his life is in him. Now

when he was come up again, and had broken

bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even 12 till break of day, he departed. And they

brought the young man alive, and were not a

little comforted. 13 And we went before to the ship, and sailed

uinto Assos, there intending to take in Paul :

for so he had appointed, resolving himself to 14 go by land. 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 Mi.

• Philippi was a city of Macedonia. Here Paul estab. lisliel a church, to which one of his epistles is addressed

16 letus. * For Paul had determined to sail by

Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia : for he hastened, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem on the

day of Pentecost... 17 And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus,t 18 and called the elders of the church. 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 19 at all seasons, serving the Lord with all humil

ity of mind, and with many tears, and tempta

tions, which befel me through the conspiracies 20 of the Jews: And how I kept back nothing

that was profitable, but have shewed you, and

have taught you publicly, and from house to 21 house, testifying both to the Jews, and to the

Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith to22 ward our Lord Jesus Christ. And now be

hold, I go bound in the spirits unto Jerusalem,

not knowing the things which shall befal me 23 there, except that the Holy Spirit witnesseth

in every city, saying, that bonds and afflictions 24 await me. But I make no account of this,

neither do I consider my life of any value, so that I may finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord

* Assos, Chios, Samos, Trogyllium and Miletus, are all ports or islands in the Ægeau Sea, in the Mediterranean, in the way from Troas to the coasts of Syria.

+ A distance of about 40 iniles.

I Impelled or urged by the Spirit. He was convinced it was his duty to go: though he knew not the particular benefit which would result.

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 26 God, shall see my face no more. Wherefore

I testify to you this day, that I am pure from 27 the blood of all men. 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 which the Holy Spirit hath made you overseers,* to feed the church of

the Lord,t which he hath purchased with his 29 own blood. For I know this, that after my

departure grievous wolves will enter in among 30 you, not sparing the flock. Also from among

yourselves men will arise, speaking perverse

things, to draw away disciples after them. 31 Therefore watch, and remember that for the

space of three years I ceased not to warn every 32 one night and day with tears. 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 33 them who are sanctified. I have coveted no 34 man's silver, or gold, or apparel. Yea, ye

yourselves know that these hands have minis.

tered to my necessities, and to them who 35 were with me. I have shewed you all things,

that so laboring ye ought to assist the weak ;

* Over which you have been made overseers, or bishops, by men under the direction and influence of the Holy Spirit. These overseers or bishops, are called elders in 17th verse.

+ All the ancient versions read Lord, or Cbrist; and not God.

and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, which he said, It is more blessed to give than

to receive. * 36 And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled 37 down, and prayed with them all. And they

all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and 38 kissed him, 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.

CHAP. XXI.

1 And it came to pass, that when we were gone

from them, we set sail and came with a direct

course unto Coos, and the day following unto 2 Rhodes, and from thence unto Patara. And

finding a ship going over to Phænicia, we 3 went aboard, and set sail. Now, when we had

discovered Cyprus,t we left it on the left hand, and sailed into Syria, and landed at

Tyre: for there the ship was to unlade her 4 cargo. And finding disciples, we remained

there seven days: who said to Paul, through

the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusa5 lem. And when we had accomplished those

days, we departed, and went our way; and

* We have not in the gospels apy express declaration of Christ in these words. The same sentiment is often suggested. But it is probable that Pau) had this related to him verbally by some of the apostles.

+ Coos, Rhodes and Cyprus are islands in the Mediterranean sea.

they all brought us on our journey, with wives and children, till we zvere out of the

city : and we kneeled down on the shore, and 6 prayed. And when we had saluted one

another, we took ship ; and they returned 7 home. And when we had finished the voyage

from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais, and saluted

the brethren, and abode with them one day. 8 And the next day we (who were of Paul's

company) departed, and came to Cæsarea ; and we entered into the house of Philip the

Evangelist (who was one of the seven deacons) 9 and above with him. And the same man had 10 four virgin daughters, who prophesied. And

as we continued there many days, there came

down from Judea a certain prophet named 11 Agabus; 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 Spirit, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man

who owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him 12 into the hands of the Gentiles. And when we

heard these things, both we, and the disciples

of that place, besought him not to go up to 13 Jerusalem. Then Paul answered, What mean

ye to weep, and to break my heart ? For I am ready not to be bound only, but also to

die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord 14 Jesuis. And when he would not be persuaded,

we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be · 15 done. And after those days we commenced 16 our journey, and went up to Jerusalem. And

there went with us also some of the disciples from Cæsarea, and brought with them one

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