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days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all' hope that we should be saved 16 was then taken away.

21 But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have 'loosed from Crete, and to have gained 18 this harm 19 and loss.

22 And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man's life among you, but of the ship.

23 For there stood by me this night the • angel 20 of God, Pwhose I am, and whom I serve,

18 so have

10 that we should escape. Cr. 7 Candy. Co. Bi. Gen. avoided. We. 19 injury.We. 20 an angel. Rh. Pu.

k Ver. 10.

Ver. 13. m Job, xxii. 29: When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person. Ps. cxii. 7: He shall not be afraid of evil tidings : his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD. 2 Cor. iv. 8,9: We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair ; persecuted, but not forsaken ; cast down, but not destroyed.

n Acts, xxiii. 11: And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul : for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.

°Heb. i. 14: Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation ?

p Deut. xxxij. 9: For the LORD's portion is his people ; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance. Ps. cxxxv. 4: For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure. Isa. xliv. 5: One shall say, I am the LORD's; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the LORD, and surname himself by the name of Israel. Mal. iii. 17 : And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. JOHN, xvji. 9, 10: I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and

24 Saying, Fear not, Paul ; thou must be brought before Cæsar : and, lo, God hath "given thee all them that sail with thee..

25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer : for I • believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. 1 Cor. vi. 20: For ye are bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. 1 Pet. ii. 9, 10 : But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

9 Ps. cxvi. 16: 0 LORD, truly I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds. Isa, xliv. 21 : Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant : I have formed thee; thou art my servant: 0 Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me. Dan. iii. 17: If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. do. vi. 16: Then the king commanded, and they brought Dāniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee. Rom. i. 9: God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the Gospel of his Son. 2 Tim. i. 3: I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience,

Gen. xviii. 26: If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes. do. xix. 21, 22: See, I have accepted thee [Lot] concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken. Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. do. xxx. 27 : I have learned by experience that the LORD hath blessed me for thy sake. do. xxxix. 5: The Lord blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake.

LUKE, i. 45: Blessed is she that believed : for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord. John, iv. 50: The man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him. Rom. iv. 20, 21 : He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; and being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. 2 Tim. i. 12:I know whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he

26 Howbeit we must be cast upon a certain island.

27 But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria, 21 about midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country;

28 And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms : and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms.

29 Then fearing lest they should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.

30 And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the fores

31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.

32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.

33 And while the day was coming on, Paul besought23 them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing.

34 Wherefore I pray you to take some meat : for this is for your health : for there shall

21 the Adriatic sea. We. 22 forecastle. Pu. 23 advised, or exhorted. Ham. is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

+ Acts, xxviii. 1.

u Ps. cxxx. 6: My soul waiteth for the LORD more than they that watch for the morning : I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

MAT. xv. 32: Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the

not an w hair fall from the head of any of you. .

35 And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave * thanks to God in presence of them all : and when he had broken it, he began to eat.

36 Then were they all of good cheer,24 and they also took some meat.

37 And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and sixteen y souls.

38 And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea.

39 And when it was day, they knew not the land: but they discovered a certain creek with a shore, 26 into the which they were minded, if it were possible, to thrust in the ship.

40 And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed themselves unto the sea, 2 and loosed the rudder bands, and hoised up the mainsail to the wind, and made toward shore.

41 And falling into a place where two seas 24 cheerful. Pu. 25 discerned not. Ham. 26 having ari haven. Ham. 27 cut the anchors, they left them in the sea. A. V.

way. 1 Tim. V. 23: Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.

"See on Mat. x. 30.

* Mark, viii.6 : And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground : and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people. 1 Tim. iv. 3 : Meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

y Acts, ii. 41: Then they that gladly received his word were baptized : and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. do. vii. 14: Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to him, and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls. Rom. xiii. 1: Let every soul be subject. 1 Pet. iii. 20 : Eight souls were saved by water.

met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.

42 And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape.

43 But the centurion, willing to saye Paul, kept them from their purpose ; and commanded that they which could swim should cast themselves first into the sea, and get to land :29

H And the rest, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship.30 And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land.

CHAP. XXVIII. . Parter is stipereck is kindly entertained of the barbarians : 3

en iis hand hurteth him not : 8 he healeth many diseases i su : Il they depart towards Rome : 17 he declareth to the

enes the m ay his coming : 24 after his preaching some were ***

a s, and some believed not : 30 yet he preacheth there two

UND when they were escaped, then they Kirev that the island was called Melita.

2Ind the barbarous people showed us no *

the sea on both the sides. Co. Mu. Cr. Bi. 29 escape. a changes that came from the ship. Ham. the people of the

Cor. xi, 25: Thrice I suffered shipwreck. adets xxu. 10: The chief captain, fearing lest Paul should hare been pulled in pieces of them, commanded the soldiers to go down, and to take him by force from among them, and to bring him into the castle.

Ver. N. Ps, cvii. 28-30: Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

CHAP. XXVIII. a Acts, xxvii, 26.

b Rom. i. 14: I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. 1 COR. XIV.

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