|Isaiah 13 1 The burden of Babylon,
which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.
2 Lift ye up a
banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them,
shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the
3 I have commanded
my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for
mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.
4 The noise of a
multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a
tumultuous noise of the kingdoms of nations gathered
together: the LORD
of hosts mustereth the host of the battle.
5 They come from a far country, from the end of
heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy
the whole land.
6 ¶ Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it
shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every
man's heart shall melt:
8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows
shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman
that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another;
their faces shall be as flames.
9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger,
to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the
sinners thereof out of it.
10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations
thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be
darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause
her light to shine.
11 And I will punish the world for their
evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause
the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the
haughtiness of the terrible.
12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold;
even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the
earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the
hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
14 And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a
sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to
his own people, and flee every one into his own land.
15 Every one that is found shall be thrust through;
and every one that is joined unto them shall fall
by the sword.
16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces
before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and
their wives ravished.
17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them,
which shall not regard silver; and as for gold,
they shall not delight in it.
18 Their bows also shall dash the young men
to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of
the womb; their eye shall not spare children.
19 ¶ And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty
of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God
overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be
dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the
Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds
make their fold there.
21 But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there;
and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and
owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.
22 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in
their desolate houses, and dragons in their
pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come,
and her days shall not be prolonged.
Isaiah 14 1 For the LORD will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose
Israel, and set them in their own land: and the strangers
shall be joined with them, and they shall cleave to the
house of Jacob.
2 And the people shall take them, and bring them
to their place: and the house of Israel shall possess
them in the land of the LORD for servants and handmaids: and they shall take
them captives, whose captives they were; and they shall
rule over their oppressors.
3 And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest
from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard
bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,
4 ¶ That thou shalt take up this proverb against
the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor
ceased! the golden city ceased!
5 The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and
the sceptre of the rulers.
6 He who smote the people in wrath with a
continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is
persecuted, and none hindereth.
7 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet:
they break forth into singing.
8 Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and
the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid
down, no feller is come up against us.
9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee
at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even
all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from
their thrones all the kings of the nations.
10 All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou
also become weak as we? art thou become like
11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and
the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee,
and the worms cover thee.
12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son
of the morning! how art thou cut down to the
ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend
into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of
God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation,
in the sides of the north:
14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I
will be like the most High.
15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the
sides of the pit.
16 They that see thee shall narrowly look upon
thee, and consider thee, saying, Is
this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did
17 That made the world as a wilderness, and
destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the
house of his prisoners?
18 All the kings of the nations, even all of
them, lie in glory, every one in his own house.
19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an
abominable branch, and as the raiment of those
that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down
to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under
20 Thou shalt not be joined with them in burial,
because thou hast destroyed thy land, and slain
thy people: the seed of evildoers shall never be
21 Prepare slaughter for his children for the
iniquity of their fathers; that they do not rise, nor
possess the land, nor fill the face of the world with
22 For I will rise up against them, saith the LORD of hosts, and cut off
from Babylon the name, and remnant, and son, and nephew,
saith the LORD.
23 I will also make it a possession for the
bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the
besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.
24 ¶ The LORD of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have
thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have
purposed, so shall it stand:
25 That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and
upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his
yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off
26 This is the purpose that is purposed upon
the whole earth: and this is the hand that is
stretched out upon all the nations.
27 For the LORD of hosts hath purposed, and who shall disannul it?
and his hand is stretched out, and who shall turn
28 In the year that king Ahaz died was this burden.
29 ¶ Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the
rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the
serpent's root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his
fruit shall be a fiery flying serpent.
30 And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and
the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy
root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant.
31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole
Palestina, art dissolved: for there shall come
from the north a smoke, and none shall be alone in
his appointed times.
32 What shall one then answer the messengers
of the nation? That the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people
shall trust in it.
Acts 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
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.
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.
5 When they heard this,
they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
6 And when Paul had
laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on
them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
7 And all the men
were about twelve.
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.
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
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.
11 And God wrought
special miracles by the hands of Paul:
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.
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
14 And there were
seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief
of the priests, which did so.
15 And the evil
spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know;
but who are ye?
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.
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.
18 And many that
believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.
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.
20 So mightily grew
the word of God and prevailed.
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
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.
23 And the same
time there arose no small stir about that way.
24 For a certain man
named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines
for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen;
25 Whom he called
together with the workmen of like occupation, and said,
Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.
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:
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.
28 And when they
heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and
cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the
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 not.
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
confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were
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.
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
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
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
enquire any thing concerning other matters, it shall be
determined in a lawful assembly.
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
41 And when he had
thus spoken, he dismissed the assembly.
Acts 20 1 And after the uproar
was ceased, Paul called unto him the disciples,
and embraced them, and departed for to go into
2 And when he had
gone over those parts, and had given them much
exhortation, he came into Greece,
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
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
5 These going
before tarried for us at Troas.
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
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
8 And there were
many lights in the upper chamber, where they were
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.
10 And Paul went
down, and fell on him, and embracing him said,
Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.
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.
12 And they brought
the young man alive, and were not a little comforted.
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
14 And when he met
with us at Assos, we took him in, and came to Mitylene.
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
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.
17 ¶ And from
Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the
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,
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
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,
21 Testifying both
to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward
God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
22 And now, behold,
I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the
things that shall befall me there:
23 Save that the
Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds
and afflictions abide me.
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.
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.
26 Wherefore I take
you to record this day, that I am pure from the
blood of all men.
27 For I have not
shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
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
29 For I know this,
that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in
among you, not sparing the flock.
30 Also of your own
selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw
away disciples after them.
31 Therefore watch,
and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased
not to warn every one night and day with tears.
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.
33 I have coveted
no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.
34 Yea, ye
yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my
necessities, and to them that were with me.
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.
36 ¶ And when he
had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them
37 And they all
wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him,
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.
Acts 21 1 And it came to pass,
that after we were gotten from them, and had launched, we
came with a straight course unto Coos, and the day
following unto Rhodes, and from thence unto Patara:
2 And finding a
ship sailing over unto Phenicia, we went aboard, and set
3 Now when we had
discovered Cyprus, we left it on the left hand, and
sailed into Syria, and landed at Tyre: for there the ship
was to unlade her burden.
4 And finding
disciples, we tarried there seven days: who said to Paul
through the Spirit, that he should not go up to
5 And when we had
accomplished those days, we departed and went our way;
and they all brought us on our way, with wives and
children, till we were out of the city: and we
kneeled down on the shore, and prayed.
6 And when we had
taken our leave one of another, we took ship; and they
returned home again.
7 And when we had
finished our course from Tyre, we came to
Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren, and abode with them
8 And the next day
we that were of Paul's company departed, and came unto
Caesarea: and we entered into the house of Philip the
evangelist, which was one of the seven; and abode
9 And the same man
had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy.
10 And as we
tarried there many days, there came down from
Judaea a certain prophet, named Agabus.
11 And when he was
come unto us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his own
hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So
shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this
girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of
12 And when we
heard these things, both we, and they of that place,
besought him not to go up to Jerusalem.
13 Then Paul
answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart?
for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at
Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.
14 And when he
would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of
the Lord be done.
15 And after those
days we took up our carriages, and went up to Jerusalem.
16 There went with
us also certain of the disciples of Caesarea, and
brought with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an old disciple,
with whom we should lodge.
17 And when we were
come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly.
18 And the day
following Paul went in with us unto James; and all the
elders were present.
19 And when he had
saluted them, he declared particularly what things God
had wrought among the Gentiles by his ministry.
20 And when they
heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said unto
him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews
there are which believe; and they are all zealous of the
21 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.
22 What is it
therefore? the multitude must needs come together: for
they will hear that thou art come.
23 Do therefore
this that we say to thee: We have four men which have a
vow on them;
24 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.
25 As touching the
Gentiles which believe, we have written and
concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that
they keep themselves from things offered to idols,
and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.
26 Then Paul took
the men, and the next day purifying himself with them
entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of
the days of purification, until that an offering should
be offered for every one of them.
27 And when the
seven days were almost ended, the Jews which were of
Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the
people, and laid hands on him,
28 Crying out, Men
of Israel, help: This is the man, that teacheth all men
every where against the people, and the law, and this
place: and further brought Greeks also into the temple,
and hath polluted this holy place.
29 (For they had
seen before with him in the city Trophimus an Ephesian,
whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the
30 And all the city
was moved, and the people ran together: and they took
Paul, and drew him out of the temple: and forthwith the
doors were shut.
31 And as they went
about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of
the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.
32 Who immediately
took soldiers and centurions, and ran down unto them: and
when they saw the chief captain and the soldiers, they
left beating of Paul.
33 Then the chief
captain came near, and took him, and commanded him
to be bound with two chains; and demanded who he was, and
what he had done.
34 And some cried
one thing, some another, among the multitude: and when he
could not know the certainty for the tumult, he commanded
him to be carried into the castle.
35 And when he came
upon the stairs, so it was, that he was borne of the
soldiers for the violence of the people.
36 For the
multitude of the people followed after, crying, Away with
37 And as Paul was
to be led into the castle, he said unto the chief
captain, May I speak unto thee? Who said, Canst thou
38 Art not thou
that Egyptian, which before these days madest an uproar,
and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men
that were murderers?
39 But Paul said, I
am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city
in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city: and, I beseech
thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.
40 And when he had
given him licence, Paul stood on the stairs, and beckoned
with the hand unto the people. And when there was made a
great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew