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certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

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 this matter.

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.

CHAP. XVIII. 1 Paul laboureth with his hands, and preaching at Corinth, 9 is encouraged in a vision. AFTER these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth a

to Christ.

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 b he abode with them, and wrought; for by their occupation they were tent-makers.

4 And he reasoned in their synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

i Clave unto him, adhered to him. a Corinth, the principal city of Achaia in Greece. It was noted for

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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.

d Shall set on thee, shall assault thee. • Deputy, governor.

encourageth Paul.

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.f and left them there; but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews.

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 Cesarea,g and gone up, and saluted the church, he went down to Antioch.

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The Holy Ghost

mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.


25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord ;i and, being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord,j 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 k more perfectly.

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 :l

28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

given by Paul's hands.

since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be an 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 Jesus.


The Holy Ghost given by the laying on of Paul's hands. 19 Magical books are burnt. 29 Demetrius raiseth an uproar. 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 ijk The way of the Lord, the things of the Lord, and the way of God, all mean the religion of Jesus Christ.

1 Grace, the mercy & favour of God.

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27 So that not only this our crafth 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 Ephe


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


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 confus

an uproar.

ed; and the more part j 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:

b Craft, trade.
i Travel, Gospel labour & preach-


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, le 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?

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.

j More part, greater parti

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