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Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,
And a man who had been lame from his mother's womb was being carried along, whom they used to set down every day at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, in order to beg alms of those who were entering the temple.
'THE KINGS OF THE EARTH TOOK THEIR STAND, AND THE RULERS WERE GATHERED TOGETHER AGAINST THE LORD AND AGAINST HIS CHRIST.'
They put forward false witnesses who said, "This man incessantly speaks against this holy place and the Law;
"Our fathers had the tabernacle of testimony in the wilderness, just as He who spoke to Moses directed him to make it according to the pattern which he had seen.
Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death. And on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.
But Saul began ravaging the church, entering house after house, and dragging off men and women, he would put them in prison.
As they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch said, "Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?"
So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed peace, being built up; and going on in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it continued to increase.
It became known all over Joppa, and many believed in the Lord .
you yourselves know the thing which took place throughout all Judea, starting from Galilee, after the baptism which John proclaimed.
Now the apostles and the brethren who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God.
Now about that time Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church in order to mistreat them.
"After He had removed him, He raised up David to be their king, concerning whom He also testified and said, 'I HAVE FOUND DAVID the son of Jesse, A MAN AFTER MY HEART, who will do all My will.'
"From the descendants of this man, according to promise, God has brought to Israel a Savior, Jesus,
In Iconium they entered the synagogue of the Jews together , and spoke in such a manner that a large number of people believed, both of Jews and of Greeks.
But the Jews who disbelieved stirred up the minds of the Gentiles and embittered them against the brethren.
When they had appointed elders for them in every church, having prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.
"For Moses from ancient generations has in every city those who preach him, since he is read in the synagogues every Sabbath."
So the churches were being strengthened in the faith, and were increasing in number daily .
The crowd rose up together against them, and the chief magistrates tore their robes off them and proceeded to order them to be beaten with rods.
But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them;
And according to Paul's custom, he went to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures,
Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.
But when some were becoming hardened and disobedient, speaking evil of the Way before the people, he withdrew from them and took away the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus.
About that time there occurred no small disturbance concerning the Way.
except that the Holy Spirit solemnly testifies to me in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions await me.
and they have been told about you, that you are teaching all the Jews who are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children nor to walk according to the customs.
crying out, "Men of Israel, come to our aid! This is the man who preaches to all men everywhere against our people and the Law and this place; and besides he has even brought Greeks into the temple and has defiled this holy place."
"I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city, educated under Gamaliel, strictly according to the law of our fathers, being zealous for God just as you all are today.
"And I said, 'Lord , they themselves understand that in one synagogue after another I used to imprison and beat those who believed in You.
Then Paul said to him, "God is going to strike you, you whitewashed wall! Do you sit to try me according to the Law, and in violation of the Law order me to be struck?"
The commander took him by the hand and stepping aside, began to inquire of him privately , "What is it that you have to report to me?
So the soldiers, in accordance with their orders, took Paul and brought him by night to Antipatris.
After five days the high priest Ananias came down with some elders, with an attorney named Tertullus, and they brought charges to the governor against Paul.
"For we have found this man a real pest and a fellow who stirs up dissension among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes.
"And he even tried to desecrate the temple; and then we arrested him. [We wanted to judge him according to our own Law.
"But this I admit to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect I do serve the God of our fathers, believing everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets;
But Felix, having a more exact knowledge about the Way, put them off, saying, "When Lysias the commander comes down, I will decide your case ."
And the chief priests and the leading men of the Jews brought charges against Paul, and they were urging him,
requesting a concession against Paul, that he might have him brought to Jerusalem (at the same time, setting an ambush to kill him on the way ).
While they were spending many days there, Festus laid Paul's case before the king, saying, "There is a man who was left as a prisoner by Felix;
"For it seems absurd to me in sending a prisoner, not to indicate also the charges against him."
especially because you are an expert in all customs and questions among the Jews; therefore I beg you to listen to me patiently.
since they have known about me for a long time, if they are willing to testify, that I lived as a Pharisee according to the strictest sect of our religion.
And embarking in an Adramyttian ship, which was about to sail to the regions along the coast of Asia, we put out to sea accompanied by Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica.
When we had sailed through the sea along the coast of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we landed at Myra in Lycia.
When we had sailed slowly for a good many days, and with difficulty had arrived off Cnidus, since the wind did not permit us to go farther, we sailed under the shelter of Crete, off Salmone;
But before very long there rushed down from the land a violent wind, called Euraquilo;
"Therefore, keep up your courage, men, for I believe God that it will turn out exactly as I have been told.
But when the fourteenth night came, as we were being driven about in the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors began to surmise that they were approaching some land.