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Today's Bible Reading :: Acts 18–20 (KJV)

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Acts 18

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:1 - After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth;

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:2 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:3 - And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:4 - And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:5 - And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:6 - And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:7 - And he departed thence, and entered into a certain man's house, named Justus, one that worshipped God, whose house joined hard to the synagogue.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:8 - And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:9 - Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:10 - For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:11 - And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:12 - And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:13 - Saying, This fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:14 - 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:

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:15 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:16 - And he drave them from the judgment seat.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:17 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:18 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:19 - And he came to Ephesus, and left them there: but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:20 - When they desired him to tarry longer time with them, he consented not;

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:21 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:22 - And when he had landed at Caesarea, and gone up, and saluted the church, he went down to Antioch.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:23 - And after he had spent some time there, he departed, and went over all the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:24 - And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:25 - This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:26 - 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 more perfectly.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:27 - 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:

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 18:28 - For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.

Acts 19

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:1 - 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,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:2 - He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:3 - And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:4 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:5 - When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:6 - And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:7 - And all the men were about twelve.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:8 - And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:9 - But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:10 - And this continued by the space of two years; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:11 - And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul:

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:12 - So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:13 - Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:14 - And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:15 - And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye?

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:16 - And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:17 - And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:18 - And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:19 - Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:20 - So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:21 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:22 - So he sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto him, Timotheus and Erastus; but he himself stayed in Asia for a season.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:23 - And the same time there arose no small stir about that way.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:24 - For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen;

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:25 - Whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:26 - 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:

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:27 - So that not only this our craft 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:28 - And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:29 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:30 - And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:31 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:32 - Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:33 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:34 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:35 - And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye 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?

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:36 - Seeing then that these things cannot be spoken against, ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:37 - For ye have brought hither these men, which are neither robbers of churches, nor yet blasphemers of your goddess.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:38 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:39 - But if ye enquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall be determined in a lawful assembly.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:40 - For we are in danger to be called in question for this day's uproar, there being no cause whereby we may give an account of this concourse.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:41 - And when he had thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.

Acts 20

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:1 - And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced them, and departed for to go into Macedonia.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:2 - And when he had gone over those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:3 - And there abode three months. And when the Jews laid wait for him, as he was about to sail into Syria, he purposed to return through Macedonia.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:4 - And there accompanied him into Asia Sopater of Berea; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timotheus; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:5 - These going before tarried for us at Troas.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:6 - And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and came unto them to Troas in five days; where we abode seven days.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:7 - And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:8 - And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:9 - And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:10 - And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:11 - When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:12 - And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:13 - And we went before to ship, and sailed unto Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, minding himself to go afoot.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:14 - And when he met with us at Assos, we took him in, and came to Mitylene.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:15 - 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 Miletus.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:16 - For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:17 - And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:18 - 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 at all seasons,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:19 - Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews:

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:20 - And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:21 - Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:22 - And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:23 - Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:24 - But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:25 - And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:26 - Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:27 - For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:28 - Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:29 - For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:30 - Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:31 - Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:32 - 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 them which are sanctified.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:33 - I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:34 - Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:35 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:36 - And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:37 - And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him,

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:38 - 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.
 
 
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