Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus' band.
Now when these things were fulfilled, Paul decided in the spirit, after passing through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, having said, After becoming there, I must also see Rome.
And the following night the Lord, having stood by him, said, Cheer up, Paul, for as thou have testified these things about me at Jerusalem, so thou must testify also at Rome.
Then Festus, when he conferred with the council, answered, Thou have appealed Caesar, to Caesar thou will go.
And as for you, ye meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
The counsel of LORD stands fast forever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
Surely the inward thought of man shall praise thee, even the residue of inward thought will observe a festival to thee.
There are many devices in a man's heart, but the counsel of LORD, that shall stand.
It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth.
And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing, and he does according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth. And none can stay his hand, or say to him, What are thou doing?
Therefore also, I was delayed these many times coming to you.
Now a certain man was in Caesarea, Cornelius by name, a centurion of the band called Italian,
And having found a certain Jew named Aquila, a man of Pontus by origin, who recently came from Italy, and his wife Priscilla, because Claudius arranged for all the Jews to separate from Rome, he came to them.
Salute all those who lead you, and all the sanctified. The men from Italy salute you.
But I, having understood him to have done nothing worthy of death, and also him, this man, having appealed Augustus I decided to send him.