Saying, This [fellow] persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law.
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.
Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.
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:
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.
Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.
he calls to witness throughout
And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.
Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I [am] pure from the blood of all [men. ]
I call to witness
For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
they will enter
Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.
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 to receive.
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 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.
What is it therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for they will hear that thou art come.
to come together
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.
(For they had seen before with him in the city Trophimus an Ephesian, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.)
they were assuming
And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.
(And when they heard that he spake in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept the more silence: and he saith,)
he was purposefully calling
For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.
And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee:
And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles.
Then straightway they departed from him which should have examined him: and the chief captain also was afraid, after he knew that he was a Roman, and because he had bound him.
Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.
it has been written
But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men [and] brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.
And he said, The Jews have agreed to desire thee that thou wouldest bring down Paul to morrow into the council, as though they would enquire somewhat of him more perfectly.
you might bring down
So the chief captain [then] let the young man depart, and charged [him, See thou] tell no man that thou hast shewed these things to me.
This man was taken of the Jews, and should have been killed of them: then came I with an army, and rescued him, having understood that he was a Roman.
being taken together
And when the governor had read [the letter,] he asked of what province he was. And when he understood that [he was] of Cilicia;
Because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem for to worship.
of the being able
But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:
to having been written
Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you this day.
He hoped also that money should have been given him of Paul, that he might loose him: wherefore he sent for him the oftener, and communed with him.
it will be given
While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar, have I offended any thing at all.
speaking up in defense
To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.
Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.
King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest.
And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds.
And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives.
Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.
And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita.
But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.
we consider befitting
it is spoken against
And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers,
Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and [that] they will hear it.
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
it is expounded
Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
they jointly find good
But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things.
And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.
And not [rather,] (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
we were defamed
As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
it has been written
Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
[Cometh] this blessedness then upon the circumcision [only,] or upon the uncircumcision also? for we say that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness.
he was considered
(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, [even] God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
it has been written
I have established
of making alive
And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
carrying to fullness
Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him;
he was considered
And not only [so,] but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with [him,] that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
he was jointly put on public display
Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
we will live together
Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
you were handed over
Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?
For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that [it is] good.
For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but [how] to perform that which is good I find not.
I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
he witnesses jointly
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time [are] not worthy [to be compared] with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what [is] the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to [the will of] God.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.
it works together
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate [to be] conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
it has been written
we are put to death
we were considered
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
[things] having been now
That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.
Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they [are] not all Israel, which are of Israel:
Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, [are they] all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
it will be called
It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.
For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.
it might be messaged throughout
For he will finish the work, and cut [it] short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.
What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.
Wherefore? Because [they sought it] not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;
For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
you would believe
For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
For of him, and through him, and to him, [are] all things: to whom [be] glory for ever. Amen.
And that, knowing the time, that now [it is] high time to awake out of sleep: for now [is] our salvation nearer than when we believed.
we [first] believed
For it is written, [As] I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
it has been written
I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that [there is] nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him [it is] unclean.
And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because [he eateth] not of faith: for whatsoever [is] not of faith is sin.
he has been condemned
And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
you make mindful