The Acts of the Apostles
Syriac - Aramaic Peshittā Bible Text

 


Chapter 22

1 ܐܚܐ ܘܐܒܗܬܐ ܫܡܥܘ ܡܦܩ ܒܪܘܚ ܕܠܘܬܟܘܢ
Brothers, and fathers, listen to my defense before you
2 ܘܟܕ ܫܡܥܘ ܕܥܒܪܐܝܬ ܡܡܠܠ ܗܘܐ ܥܡܗܘܢ ܝܬܝܪܐܝܬ ܒܗܠܘ ܘܐܡܪ ܠܗܘܢ
:And when they realized that he was speaking to them in Hebraic*, they were even more quiet, and he said to them
3 ܐܢܐ ܓܒܪܐ ܐܢܐ ܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܘܝܠܝܕ ܐܢܐ ܒܛܪܤܘܤ ܕܩܝܠܝܩܝܐ ܐܬܪܒܝܬ ܕܝܢ ܒܗܕܐ ܡܕܝܢܬܐ ܥܠ ܓܢܒ ܪܓܠܘܗܝ ܕܓܡܠܝܐܝܠ ܘܐܬܪܕܝܬ ܓܡܝܪܐܝܬ ܒܢܡܘܤܐ ܕܐܒܗܬܢ ܘܐܝܬܝ ܗܘܝܬ ܛܢܢܐ ܕܐܠܗܐ ܐܝܟ ܡܐ ܕܐܦ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܟܠܟܘܢ ܐܝܬܝܟܘܢ
I am a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, yet was raised in this city, studied under Gamaliel, and taught the exact observance of the Law of our ancestors, and I was dutiful toward God, as you all are as well 
4 ܘܠܗܕܐ ܐܘܪܚܐ ܪܕܦܬ ܥܕܡܐ ܠܡܘܬܐ ܟܕ ܐܤܪ ܗܘܝܬ ܘܡܫܠܡ ܗܘܝܬ ܠܒܝܬ ܐܤܝܪܐ ܓܒܪܐ ܘܢܫܐ
And I even persecuted this Way to the death, for I sent men and women to prison in chains
5 ܐܝܟ ܡܐ ܕܤܗܕ ܥܠܝ ܪܒ ܟܗܢܐ ܘܟܠܗܘܢ ܩܫܝܫܐ ܕܡܢܗܘܢ ܩܒܠܬ ܐܓܪܬܐ ܕܐܙܠ ܠܘܬ ܐܚܐ ܕܒܕܪܡܤܘܩ ܕܐܦ ܠܗܢܘܢ ܕܐܝܬ ܗܘܘ ܬܡܢ ܐܝܬܐ ܐܢܘܢ ܠܐܘܪܫܠܡ ܟܕ ܐܤܝܪܝܢ ܘܢܩܒܠܘܢ ܡܤܡ ܒܪܫܐ
As the high priest and all the Elders can likewise testify, from whom I received letters so I might go to the brothers in Damascus, and bring those who were prisoners there back to Jerusalem for punishment 
6 ܘܟܕ ܐܙܠ ܗܘܝܬ ܘܫܪܝܬ ܡܡܛܐ ܐܢܐ ܠܕܪܡܤܘܩ ܒܦܠܓܗ ܕܝܘܡܐ ܡܢ ܬܚܝܬ ܫܠܝܐ ܡܢ ܫܡܝܐ ܐܙܠܓ ܥܠܝ ܢܘܗܪܐ ܤܓܝܐܐ
And as I traveled and began to near Damascus, at about midday, suddenly a great light from heaven shone upon me
7 ܘܢܦܠܬ ܥܠ ܐܪܥܐ ܘܫܡܥܬ ܩܠܐ ܕܐܡܪ ܗܘܐ ܠܝ ܫܐܘܠ ܫܐܘܠ ܡܢܐ ܪܕܦ ܐܢܬ ܠܝ
?And I fell to the earth and heard a voice which said to me: Saul, Saul ! Why do you persecute me
8 ܐܢܐ ܕܝܢ ܥܢܝܬ ܘܐܡܪܬ ܡܢ ܐܢܬ ܡܪܝ ܘܗܘ ܐܡܪ ܠܝ ܐܢܐ ܗܘ ܝܫܘܥ ܢܨܪܝܐ ܕܐܢܬ ܪܕܦ ܐܢܬ
And I answered and said: Who are you, my Lord ? And he said to me: I am Jesus the Nazarene, whom you are persecuting
9 ܘܐܢܫܐ ܕܐܝܬ ܗܘܘ ܥܡܝ ܚܙܘ ܢܘܗܪܐ ܩܠܐ ܕܝܢ ܠܐ ܫܡܥܘ ܕܗܘ ܕܡܡܠܠ ܗܘܐ ܥܡܝ
And the men who were with me saw the light, yet did not hear the voice that spoke to me
10 ܘܐܡܪܬ ܡܢܐ ܐܥܒܕ ܡܪܝ ܘܡܪܢ ܐܡܪ ܠܝ ܩܘܡ ܙܠ ܠܕܪܡܤܘܩ ܘܬܡܢ ܢܬܡܠܠ ܥܡܟ ܥܠ ܟܠ ܡܕܡ ܕܡܬܦܩܕ ܠܟ ܕܬܥܒܕ
And I said: My Lord, what must I do ? And our Lord said to me: Get up, and go to Damascus, and there it will be told you all that is appointed for you to do
11 ܘܟܕ ܠܐ ܡܬܚܙܐ ܗܘܐ ܠܝ ܡܛܠ ܬܫܒܘܚܬܗ ܕܢܘܗܪܐ ܗܘ ܐܚܕܘܢܝ ܒܐܝܕܝ ܗܢܘܢ ܕܥܡܝ ܗܘܘ ܘܥܠܬ ܠܕܪܡܤܘܩ
And as I could not see due to the resplendence of that light, those with me led me by the hand, and I entered Damascus
12 ܘܓܒܪܐ ܚܕ ܚܢܢܝܐ ܟܐܢܐ ܒܢܡܘܤܐ ܐܝܟ ܕܤܗܕܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܥܠܘܗܝ ܟܠܗܘܢ ܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܕܬܡܢ
,And a certain man, Ananias, who was a devout follower of the Law, as the Jews there all swore about him
13 ܐܬܐ ܠܘܬܝ ܘܐܡܪ ܠܝ ܫܐܘܠ ܐܚܝ ܦܬܚ ܥܝܢܝܟ ܘܒܗ ܒܫܥܬܐ ܐܬܦܬܚ ܥܝܢܝ ܘܚܪܬ ܒܗ
then came to me, and said: My brother Saul ! open your eyes And instantly my eyes were opened and I looked upon him 
14 ܘܐܡܪ ܠܝ ܐܠܗܐ ܕܐܒܗܬܢ ܐܩܝܡܟ ܠܡܕܥ ܨܒܝܢܗ ܘܬܚܙܐ ܠܙܕܝܩܐ ܘܬܫܡܥ ܩܠܐ ܡܢ ܦܘܡܗ
And he said to me: The God of our ancestors has chosen you to know his will, and to behold the Just One, and to hear his own voice
15 ܘܬܗܘܐ ܠܗ ܤܗܕܐ ܠܘܬ ܟܠܗܘܢ ܒܢܝܢܫܐ ܥܠ ܟܘܠ ܡܐ ܕܚܙܝܬ ܘܫܡܥܬ
And you are to be a witness for him before all men, concerning all that you have seen and heard
16 ܘܗܫܐ ܡܢܐ ܡܫܬܘܚܪ ܐܢܬ ܩܘܡ ܥܡܕ ܘܐܬܕܟܐ ܡܢ ܚܛܗܝܟ ܟܕ ܩܪܐ ܐܢܬ ܫܡܗ
And now, why do you delay ? Get up, and be baptized, and have your sins washed away, while you invoke his name 
17 ܘܗܦܟܬ ܐܬܝܬ ܠܟܐ ܠܐܘܪܫܠܡ ܘܨܠܝܬ ܒܗܝܟܠܐ
And I returned and came here to Jerusalem And I prayed in the temple
18 ܘܚܙܝܬܗ ܒܚܙܘܐ ܟܕ ܐܡܪ ܠܝ ܐܤܬܪܗܒ ܘܦܘܩ ܠܟ ܡܢ ܐܘܪܫܠܡ ܡܛܠ ܕܠܐ ܡܩܒܠܝܢ ܤܗܕܘܬܟ ܕܥܠܝ
And I saw him in a vision, when he said to me: Hurry ! and get out of Jerusalem, for they will not accept your testimony about me
19 ܘܐܢܐ ܐܡܪܬ ܡܪܝ ܐܦ ܗܢܘܢ ܝܕܥܝܢ ܕܐܢܐ ܡܫܠܡ ܗܘܝܬ ܠܒܝܬ ܐܤܝܪܐ ܘܡܚܐ ܗܘܝܬ ܒܟܠ ܟܢܘܫܢ ܠܐܝܠܝܢ ܕܡܗܝܡܢܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܒܟ
And I said: My Lord, they well know that from all synagogues, I have imprisoned and had scourged those who believed in you
20 ܘܟܕ ܡܬܐܫܕ ܗܘܐ ܕܡܗ ܕܐܤܛܦܢܤ ܤܗܕܟ ܘܐܦ ܐܢܐ ܥܡܗܘܢ ܩܐܡ ܗܘܝܬ ܘܫܠܡ ܗܘܝܬ ܠܨܒܝܢܗܘܢ ܕܩܛܘܠܘܗܝ ܘܢܛܪ ܗܘܝܬ ܡܐܢܐ ܕܐܝܠܝܢ ܕܪܓܡܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܠܗ
And when the blood of your witness Stephen was being shed, I, too, was standing with them, and agreed with the intention of his murderers, and minded the coats of those that stoned him
21 ܘܐܡܪ ܠܝ ܙܠ ܕܐܢܐ ܡܫܕܪ ܐܢܐ ܠܟ ܠܪܘܚܩܐ ܠܡܟܪܙܘ ܠܥܡܡܐ
But he said to me: Go ! For I send you to preach to the pagans far away
22 ܘܟܕ ܫܡܥܘܗܝ ܠܦܘܠܘܤ ܥܕܡܐ ܠܗܕܐ ܡܠܬܐ ܐܪܝܡܘ ܩܠܗܘܢ ܘܩܥܘ ܢܫܬܩܠ ܡܢ ܐܪܥܐ ܐܝܢܐ ܕܗܟܢܐ ܗܘ ܠܐ ܓܝܪ ܘܠܐ ܠܗ ܠܡܚܐ
!And they had listened to Paul up to this point, then they raised their voices, and shouted out: Rid the earth of the man! for he is not fit to live
23 ܘܟܕ ܡܒܓܢܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܘܡܫܕܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܡܐܢܝܗܘܢ ܘܡܤܩܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܚܠܐ ܠܫܡܝܐ
,And as they yelled, and tossed their coats, and throwing dust into the air
24 ܦܩܕ ܟܠܝܪܟܐ ܕܢܥܠܘܢܗ ܠܡܫܪܝܬܐ ܘܦܩܕ ܕܒܢܓܕܐ ܢܫܬܐܠ ܐܝܟ ܕܢܕܥ ܡܛܠ ܐܝܕܐ ܥܠܬܐ ܩܥܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܥܠܘܗܝ
 the tribune had him taken away to the garrison, and ordered that he should be interrogated by lashing so he might know, for what reason they were shouting so at him
25 ܘܟܕ ܡܬܚܘܗܝ ܒܥܪܩܐ ܐܡܪ ܗܘ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܠܩܢܛܪܘܢܐ ܕܩܐܡ ܗܘܐ ܥܠܘܗܝ ܡܦܤ ܠܟܘܢ ܕܠܓܒܪܐ ܪܗܘܡܝܐ ܕܠܐ ܡܚܝܒ ܕܬܢܓܕܘܢ
And as they tied him down with ropes, Paul said to the centurion guarding him: Is it legal for you to flog a man who is a Roman citizen, and as yet not found guilty?
26 ܘܟܕ ܫܡܥ ܩܢܛܪܘܢܐ ܩܪܒ ܠܘܬ ܟܠܝܪܟܐ ܘܐܡܪ ܠܗ ܡܢܐ ܥܒܕ ܐܢܬ ܗܢܐ ܓܝܪ ܓܒܪܐ ܪܗܘܡܝܐ ܗܘ
!And when the centurion heard that, he went to the tribune, and said to him: What are you doing? For this man is a Roman citizen
27 ܘܩܪܒ ܠܘܬܗ ܟܠܝܪܟܐ ܘܐܡܪ ܠܗ ܐܡܪ ܠܝ ܐܢܬ ܪܗܘܡܝܐ ܐܢܬ ܘܐܡܪ ܠܗ ܐܝܢ
And the tribune came, and said to him: Tell me, are you a Roman ? And he said to him: Yes 
28 ܘܥܢܐ ܟܠܝܪܟܐ ܘܐܡܪ ܐܢܐ ܒܟܤܦܐ ܤܓܝܐܐ ܩܢܝܬܗ ܠܪܗܘܡܝܘܬܐ ܐܡܪ ܠܗ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܐܢܐ ܕܝܢ ܐܦ ܒܗ ܐܬܝܠܕܬ
The tribune replied and said to him: I acquired Roman citizenship with a large sum of money Paul said to him: And I was born into it
29 ܘܡܚܕܐ ܦܪܩܘ ܠܗܘܢ ܡܢܗ ܗܢܘܢ ܕܒܥܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܠܡܢܓܕܘܬܗ ܘܕܚܠ ܟܠܝܪܟܐ ܟܕ ܝܠܦ ܕܪܗܘܡܝܐ ܗܘ ܥܠ ܕܦܟܪܗ ܗܘܐ
And immediately those who were about to flog him fled, and the tribune was afraid when he learned that he was a Roman, because he had roped him down to flog
30 ܘܠܝܘܡܐ ܐܚܪܢܐ ܨܒܐ ܗܘܐ ܠܡܕܥ ܫܪܝܪܐܝܬ ܕܡܢܐ ܗܝ ܩܛܓܪܢܘܬܐ ܕܡܝܬܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܥܠܘܗܝ ܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܘܫܪܝܗܝ ܘܦܩܕ ܕܢܐܬܘܢ ܪܒܝ ܟܗܢܐ ܘܟܠܗ ܟܢܫܐ ܕܪܫܝܗܘܢ ܘܕܒܪ ܠܦܘܠܘܤ ܘܐܚܬ ܐܩܝܡܗ ܒܝܢܬܗܘܢ
And the following day, he wanted to know what were really the charges which the Jews brought against him, and so he untied him, and ordered the high priests and the entire council of their leaders to convene, and he took Paul and brought him down, and set him before them

Aramaic: Hebrew was not spoken after the Exile*

Chapter 23

1 ܘܟܕ ܚܪ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܒܟܢܫܗܘܢ ܐܡܪ ܓܒܪܐ ܐܚܝ ܐܢܐ ܒܟܠ ܬܐܪܬܐ ܛܒܬܐ ܐܬܕܒܪܬ ܩܕܡ ܐܠܗܐ ܥܕܡܐ ܠܝܘܡܢܐ
And when Paul had looked over the assembly of them, he said: Men, my brothers, to this day I have lived with an entirely clear conscience before God
2 ܘܚܢܢܝܐ ܟܗܢܐ ܦܩܕ ܠܗܢܘܢ ܕܩܝܡܝܢ ܥܠ ܓܒܗ ܕܢܡܚܘܢܗ ܠܦܘܠܘܤ ܥܠ ܦܘܡܗ
And Ananias the priest, ordered those standing by his side to strike Paul on the mouth
3 ܘܦܘܠܘܤ ܐܡܪ ܠܗ ܥܬܝܕ ܗܘ ܐܠܗܐ ܕܢܡܚܝܟ ܐܤܬܐ ܡܚܘܪܬܐ ܘܐܢܬ ܝܬܒ ܐܢܬ ܕܐܢ ܐܢܬ ܠܝ ܐܝܟ ܕܒܢܡܘܤܐ ܟܕ ܥܒܪ ܐܢܬ ܥܠ ܢܡܘܤܐ ܘܦܩܕ ܐܢܬ ܕܢܡܚܘܢܢܝ
And Paul said to him: God will surely strike you, you whitewashed wall ! For you sit judging me according to the Law as you break the Law by ordering to strike me
4 ܘܐܝܠܝܢ ܕܩܝܡܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܬܡܢ ܐܡܪܝܢ ܠܗ ܠܟܗܢܐ ܕܐܠܗܐ ܡܨܚܐ ܐܢܬ
!And those standing near said to him: You are insulting the high priest of God
5 ܐܡܪ ܠܗܘܢ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܠܐ ܝܕܥ ܗܘܝܬ ܐܚܝ ܕܟܗܢܐ ܗܘ ܟܬܝܒ ܗܘ ܓܝܪ ܕܠܪܫܐ ܕܥܡܟ ܠܐ ܬܠܘܛ
Paul said to them: I was not aware, my brothers, that he was the high priest: for it is written, You will not curse a ruler of your people
6 ܘܟܕ ܝܕܥ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܕܡܢܗ ܕܥܡܐ ܐܝܬܘܗܝ ܕܙܕܘܩܝܐ ܘܡܢܗ ܕܦܪܝܫܐ ܩܥܐ ܗܘܐ ܒܟܢܫܐ ܓܒܪܐ ܐܚܝ ܐܢܐ ܦܪܝܫܐ ܐܢܐ ܒܪ ܦܪܝܫܐ ܘܥܠ ܤܒܪܐ ܕܩܝܡܬܐ ܕܡܝܬܐ ܡܬܕܝܢ ܐܢܐ
And, as Paul knew that one section was made up of the Sadducees, and the other of Pharisees, he shouted out into the assembly: Men, my brothers, I am a Pharisee, and the son of a Pharisee, and it is for our hope in the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial
7 ܘܟܕ ܗܕܐ ܐܡܪ ܢܦܠܘ ܚܕ ܒܚܕ ܦܪܝܫܐ ܘܙܕܘܩܝܐ ܘܐܬܦܠܓ ܥܡܐ
And as soon as he had said this, the Pharisees and Sadducees were disputing one another, and the people were split apart 
8 ܙܕܘܩܝܐ ܓܝܪ ܐܡܪܝܢ ܕܠܝܬ ܩܝܡܬܐ ܘܠܐ ܡܠܐܟܐ ܘܠܐ ܪܘܚܐ ܦܪܝܫܐ ܕܝܢ ܡܘܕܝܢ ܒܟܠܗܝܢ
For the Sadducees say there neither resurrection, nor angels, nor a spirit, but the Pharisees accept all these
9 ܘܗܘܐ ܩܠܐ ܪܒܐ ܘܩܡܘ ܐܢܫܐ ܤܦܪܐ ܡܢ ܓܒܐ ܕܦܪܝܫܐ ܘܢܨܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܥܡܗܘܢ ܘܐܡܪܝܢ ܠܐ ܡܫܟܚܝܢܢ ܡܕܡ ܕܒܝܫ ܒܗܢܐ ܓܒܪܐ ܐܢ ܕܝܢ ܪܘܚܐ ܐܘ ܡܠܐܟܐ ܡܠܠ ܥܡܗ ܡܢܐ ܐܝܬ ܒܗ ܒܗܕܐ
And there was a great clamor And some Scribes of the section of the Pharisees stood up, and argued with them, and said We have found nothing wrong with this man, for if a spirit or an angel has spoken with him, what is there in that
10 ܘܟܕ ܗܘܐ ܫܓܘܫܝܐ ܪܒܐ ܒܝܢܬܗܘܢ ܕܚܠ ܗܘܐ ܟܠܝܪܟܐ ܕܠܡܐ ܢܦܫܚܘܢܗ ܠܦܘܠܘܤ ܘܫܠܚ ܠܪܗܘܡܝܐ ܕܢܐܬܘܢ ܢܚܛܦܘܢܗ ܡܢ ܡܨܥܬܗܘܢ ܘܢܥܠܘܢܗ ܠܡܫܪܝܬܐ
And there was great unrest between them, and the tribune, afraid that they would tear Paul to pieces, sent troops to go and get him out from among them, and bring him into the garrison
11 ܘܟܕ ܗܘܐ ܠܠܝܐ ܐܬܚܙܝ ܠܗ ܡܪܢ ܠܦܘܠܘܤ ܘܐܡܪ ܠܗ ܐܬܚܝܠ ܡܛܠ ܕܐܝܟ ܕܐܤܗܕܬ ܥܠܝ ܒܐܘܪܫܠܡ ܗܟܢܐ ܥܬܝܕ ܐܢܬ ܕܐܦ ܒܪܗܘܡܐ ܬܤܗܕ
And when night came, our Lord appeared to Paul, and said to him: Be brave, for as you have given witness of me in Jerusalem, so are you to do the same in Rome 
12 ܘܟܕ ܗܘܐ ܨܦܪܐ ܐܬܟܢܫܘ ܗܘܘ ܐܢܫܝܢ ܡܢ ܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܘܐܚܪܡܘ ܥܠܝܗܘܢ ܕܠܐ ܢܐܟܠܘܢ ܘܠܐ ܢܫܬܘܢ ܥܕܡܐ ܕܢܩܛܠܘܢܗ ܠܦܘܠܘܤ
And when it was morning, several of the Jews met, and together vowed that they would neither eat nor drink until they had killed Paul 
13 ܗܘܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܕܝܢ ܗܢܘܢ ܕܐܩܝܡܘ ܒܡܘܡܬܐ ܗܢܐ ܩܝܡܐ ܝܬܝܪ ܡܢ ܐܪܒܥܝܢ ܓܒܪܝܢ
And there were more than forty who had sworn on to this scheme
14 ܘܐܬܩܪܒܘ ܠܘܬ ܟܗܢܐ ܘܠܘܬ ܩܫܝܫܐ ܘܐܡܪܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܕܚܪܡܐ ܐܚܪܡܢ ܥܠܝܢ ܕܡܕܡ ܠܐ ܢܛܥܡ ܥܕܡܐ ܕܢܩܛܘܠ ܠܦܘܠܘܤ
And they went to the priests and Elders, and said: We have bound ourselves by vowing that we will eat nothing until we will have killed Paul 
15 ܘܗܫܐ ܒܥܘ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܘܪܫܐ ܕܟܢܘܫܬܐ ܡܢ ܟܠܝܪܟܐ ܕܢܝܬܝܘܗܝ ܠܘܬܟܘܢ ܐܝܟ ܒܥܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܕܬܒܨܘܢ ܫܪܝܪܐܝܬ ܤܘܥܪܢܗ ܘܚܢܢ ܡܛܝܒܝܢܢ ܕܢܩܛܠܝܘܗܝ ܥܕܠܐ ܢܡܛܐ ܠܘܬܟܘܢ
And now, you and the leaders of the council ask the tribune to bring him to you, as if you were really wanting to hold an investigation of his actions, and we are ready to kill him as he comes to you
16 ܘܫܡܥ ܗܘܐ ܒܪ ܚܬܗ ܕܦܘܠܘܤ ܐܦܪܤܢܐ ܗܢܐ ܘܥܠ ܠܡܫܪܝܬܐ ܘܒܕܩ ܠܦܘܠܘܤ
And the son of Paul's sister heard of this scheme, and he went to the garrison, and informed Paul
17 ܘܫܕܪ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܩܪܐ ܠܚܕ ܡܢ ܩܢܛܪܘܢܐ ܘܐܡܪ ܠܗ ܐܘܒܠ ܠܥܠܝܡܐ ܗܢܐ ܠܘܬ ܟܠܝܪܟܐ ܐܝܬ ܠܗ ܓܝܪ ܡܕܡ ܕܢܐܡܪ ܠܗ
And Paul sent and called one of the centurions, and said to him: Take this lad to the tribune, for he has something to tell him
18 ܘܕܒܪܗ ܩܢܛܪܘܢܐ ܠܥܠܝܡܐ ܘܐܥܠܗ ܠܘܬ ܟܠܝܪܟܐ ܘܐܡܪ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܐܤܝܪܐ ܩܪܢܝ ܘܒܥܐ ܡܢܝ ܕܐܝܬܐ ܗܢܐ ܥܠܝܡܐ ܠܘܬܟ ܕܐܝܬ ܠܗ ܡܕܡ ܕܢܐܡܪ ܠܟ
And the centurion took the young man, and brought him to the tribune, and said: Paul, the prisoner, called me, and asked me to bring this lad to you, for he has something to tell you
19 ܘܐܚܕܗ ܒܐܝܕܗ ܟܠܝܪܟܐ ܠܥܠܝܡܐ ܘܢܓܕܗ ܠܚܕ ܓܒܐ ܘܡܫܐܠ ܗܘܐ ܠܗ ܕܡܢܐ ܐܝܬ ܠܟ ܕܬܐܡܪ ܠܝ
?And the tribune took the young man by his hand, and led him aside, and asked him: What have you to tell me
20 ܘܐܡܪ ܠܗ ܥܠܝܡܐ ܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܐܬܚܫܒܘ ܕܢܒܥܘܢ ܡܢܟ ܕܬܚܬ ܠܦܘܠܘܤ ܡܚܪ ܠܟܢܫܗܘܢ ܐܝܟ ܨܒܝܢ ܡܕܡ ܝܬܝܪ ܕܢܐܠܦܘܢ ܡܢܗ
And the young man said to him: The Jews have decided to ask you to bring Paul down to their council tomorrow, as if wanting to learn something more from him 
21 ܐܢܬ ܗܟܝܠ ܠܐ ܬܬܛܦܝܤ ܠܗܘܢ ܗܐ ܓܝܪ ܝܬܝܪ ܡܢ ܐܪܒܥܝܢ ܓܒܪܝܢ ܡܢܗܘܢ ܢܛܪܝܢ ܠܗ ܒܟܡܐܢܐ ܘܐܚܪܡܘ ܥܠ ܢܦܫܗܘܢ ܕܠܐ ܢܐܟܠܘܢ ܘܠܐ ܢܫܬܘܢ ܥܕܡܐ ܕܢܩܛܠܘܢܗ ܘܗܐ ܡܛܝܒܝܢ ܘܡܩܘܝܢ ܠܫܘܘܕܝܟ
But do not be persuaded by them: for, behold, more than forty of them lay in wait for him, and have sworn themselves to neither eat nor drink until they have killed him, and behold, they are ready and are waiting for your reply
22 ܘܫܪܝܗܝ ܟܠܝܪܟܐ ܠܥܠܝܡܐ ܟܕ ܦܩܕܗ ܕܐܢܫ ܠܐ ܢܕܥ ܕܗܠܝܢ ܒܕܩܬ ܠܝ
And the tribune let the young man go, after warning him: Let no man know that you have informed me of these things
23 ܘܩܪܐ ܠܬܪܝܢ ܩܢܛܪܘܢܝܢ ܘܐܡܪ ܠܗܘܢ ܙܠܘ ܥܬܕܘ ܪܗܘܡܝܐ ܡܐܬܝܢ ܕܢܐܙܠܘܢ ܠܩܤܪܝܐ ܘܦܪܫܐ ܫܒܥܝܢ ܘܫܕܝܝ ܒܝܡܝܢܐ ܡܐܬܝܢ ܕܢܦܩܘܢ ܡܢ ܬܠܬ ܫܥܝܢ ܒܠܠܝܐ
And he called over two centurions, and said to them: Go and make ready two hundred Romans to go to Caesarea, and seventy horsemen, and two hundred auxiliaries of archers, to set out at the third hour of the night
24 ܛܝܒܘ ܕܝܢ ܐܦ ܒܥܝܪܐ ܐܝܟ ܕܢܪܟܒܘܢ ܠܦܘܠܘܤ ܘܢܦܠܛܘܢܗ ܠܘܬ ܦܝܠܟܤ ܗܓܡܘܢܐ
And also provide horses for Paul to ride on, and take him safely to Felix the governor 
25 ܘܟܬܒ ܐܓܪܬܐ ܝܗܒ ܠܗܘܢ ܕܐܝܬ ܒܗ ܗܟܢܐ
:And he wrote a letter and gave it to them, in which was this
26 ܠܘܤܝܘܤ ܠܦܝܠܟܤ ܗܓܡܘܢܐ ܢܨܝܚܐ ܫܠܡ
Claudius Lysias to the excellent governor Felix, greetings
27 ܠܓܒܪܐ ܗܢܐ ܐܚܕܘ ܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܐܝܟ ܕܢܩܛܠܘܢܗ ܘܩܡܬ ܐܢܐ ܥܡ ܪܗܘܡܝܐ ܘܦܪܩܬܗ ܟܕ ܝܠܦܬ ܕܪܗܘܡܝܐ ܗܘ
The Jews had seized this man and intended to kill him, but I came with Romans troops, and rescued him, after I learned that he was a Roman citizen
28 ܘܟܕ ܒܥܐ ܗܘܝܬ ܠܡܕܥ ܥܠܬܐ ܕܡܛܠܬܗ ܪܫܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܠܗ ܐܚܬܬܗ ܠܟܢܫܗܘܢ
And as I wanted to know the charge for which they made against him, I brought him to their council
29 ܘܐܫܟܚܬ ܕܥܠ ܙܛܡܐ ܕܢܡܘܤܗܘܢ ܪܫܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܠܗ ܘܥܠܬܐ ܕܫܘܝܐ ܠܐܤܘܪܐ ܐܘ ܠܡܘܬܐ ܠܝܬ ܗܘܐ ܠܘܬܗ
And I discovered they accused him about disputed points of their law, and that he had nothing deserving imprisonment or death
30 ܘܟܕ ܐܬܒܕܩ ܠܝ ܢܟܠܐ ܒܟܡܐܢܐ ܕܥܒܕܘ ܥܠܘܗܝ ܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܡܚܕܐ ܫܕܪܬܗ ܠܘܬܟ ܘܦܩܕܬ ܠܩܛܓܪܢܘܗܝ ܕܢܐܬܘܢ ܘܢܐܡܪܘܢ ܥܡܗ ܩܕܡܝܟ ܗܘܝ ܚܠܝܡ
And when a conspiracy secretly schemed by the Jews against him came to my knowledge, I immediately sent him to you. And I have ordered his accusers to go and contend with him, before you. Farewell
31 ܗܝܕܝܢ ܪܗܘܡܝܐ ܐܝܟ ܕܐܬܦܩܕܘ ܕܒܪܘܗܝ ܠܦܘܠܘܤ ܒܠܠܝܐ ܘܐܝܬܝܘܗܝ ܠܐܢܛܝܦܛܪܤ ܡܕܝܢܬܐ
Then the Roman soldiers took Paul by night, as they had been ordered, and brought him to the city of Antipatris 
32 ܘܠܝܘܡܐ ܐܚܪܢܐ ܫܪܘ ܦܪܫܐ ܠܪܓܠܐ ܚܒܪܝܗܘܢ ܕܢܗܦܟܘܢ ܠܡܫܪܝܬܐ
And the next day, the horsemen let their infantry escorts go so they might return to the garrison 
33 ܘܐܝܬܝܘܗܝ ܠܩܤܪܝܐ ܘܝܗܒܘ ܐܓܪܬܐ ܠܗܓܡܘܢܐ ܘܐܩܝܡܘܗܝ ܩܕܡܘܗܝ ܠܦܘܠܘܤ
And they brought him to Caesarea, and they delivered the letter to the governor, and presented Paul to him 
34 ܘܟܕ ܩܪܐ ܐܓܪܬܐ ܡܫܐܠ ܗܘܐ ܠܗ ܕܡܢ ܐܝܕܐ ܗܘܦܪܟܝܐ ܐܝܬܘܗܝ ܘܟܕ ܝܠܦ ܕܡܢ ܩܝܠܝܩܝܐ
,And when he had read the letter, he asked him what province he was from, and when he learned that he was from Cilicia
35 ܐܡܪ ܠܗ ܫܡܥ ܐܢܐ ܠܟ ܡܐ ܕܐܬܘ ܩܛܓܪܢܝܟ ܘܦܩܕ ܕܢܛܪܘܢܗ ܒܦܪܛܘܪܝܢ ܕܗܪܘܕܤ
he said to him: I will give you an audience when your accusers arrive And he ordered him to be held in the Praetorium of Herod

Chapter 24

1 ܘܡܢ ܒܬܪ ܝܘܡܬܐ ܚܡܫܐ ܢܚܬ ܚܢܢܝܐ ܪܒ ܟܗܢܐ ܥܡ ܩܫܝܫܐ ܘܥܡ ܛܪܛܠܘܤ ܪܗܛܪܐ ܘܐܘܕܥܘ ܠܗܓܡܘܢܐ ܥܠ ܦܘܠܘܤ
And five days later, Ananias the high priest, with the Elders, and with Tertullus, the advocate, went down, and gave information to the governor against Paul 
2 ܘܟܕ ܐܬܩܪܝ ܐܩܦ ܗܘܐ ܛܪܛܠܘܤ ܡܩܛܪܓ ܠܗ ܘܐܡܪ ܒܤܘܓܐܐ ܕܫܝܢܐ ܥܡܪܝܢܢ ܡܛܠܬܟ ܘܬܩܢܬܐ ܤܓܝܐܬܐ ܗܘܝ ܠܥܡܐ ܗܢܐ ܒܫܩܠ ܛܥܢܟ
And when he was called, Tertullus started to accuse him, saying: We have lived in peace long, and many benefits have come to this people through your efforts
3 ܘܟܠܢ ܒܟܠ ܕܘܟ ܡܩܒܠܝܢܢ ܛܝܒܘܬܟ ܢܨܝܚܐ ܦܝܠܟܤ
and everywhere, we all receive your favors, excellent Felix
4 ܕܠܐ ܕܝܢ ܢܠܐܝܟ ܒܤܓܝܐܬܐ ܒܥܐ ܐܢܐ ܡܢܟ ܕܬܫܡܥ ܠܡܟܝܟܘܬܢ ܒܦܤܝܩܬܐ
But not to weary you with to many items, I ask you to briefly hear our humble case
5 ܐܫܟܚܢ ܓܝܪ ܠܓܒܪܐ ܗܢܐ ܕܐܝܬܘܗܝ ܡܫܚܛܢܐ ܘܡܥܝܪ ܫܓܘܫܝܐ ܠܟܠܗܘܢ ܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܕܒܟܠܗ ܐܪܥܐ ܪܫܐ ܗܘ ܓܝܪ ܕܝܘܠܦܢܐ ܕܢܨܪܝܐ
For we have found this man to be vermin, and a agitator of sedition among all Jews throughout the land, for he is a leader of the Nazarene sect 
6 ܘܠܗܝܟܠܢ ܨܒܐ ܠܡܤܝܒܘ ܘܟܕ ܐܚܕܢܝܗܝ ܒܥܝܢ ܕܢܕܘܢܝܘܗܝ ܐܝܟ ܕܒܢܡܘܤܢ
And he was wanting to profane our temple And having arrested him we intended to judge him according to our Law 
7 ܐܬܐ ܕܝܢ ܠܘܤܝܘܤ ܟܠܝܪܟܐ ܘܒܩܛܝܪܐ ܤܓܝܐܐ ܡܢ ܐܝܕܝܢ ܐܥܕܝܗ ܘܠܟ ܫܕܪܗ
But the tribune Lysias came, and took him out of our hands with overpowering force, and sent him to you 
8 ܘܦܩܕ ܠܩܛܪܓܢܘܗܝ ܕܢܐܬܘܢ ܠܘܬܟ ܘܡܫܟܚ ܐܢܬ ܟܕ ܡܫܐܠ ܐܢܬ ܠܗ ܕܬܐܠܦ ܡܢܗ ܥܠ ܟܠܗܝܢ ܗܠܝܢ ܕܡܩܛܪܓܝܢܢ ܠܗ
And he ordered his accusers to come before you. And if you will ask him, you can find out about all these things from him with which we are charging him 
9 ܐܪܝܒܘ ܕܝܢ ܥܠܘܗܝ ܐܦ ܗܢܘܢ ܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܟܕ ܐܡܪܝܢ ܕܗܠܝܢ ܗܟܢܐ ܐܢܝܢ
And the Jews spoke against him as well, saying that these things were so
10 ܘܪܡܙ ܗܓܡܘܢܐ ܠܦܘܠܘܤ ܕܢܡܠܠ ܘܥܢܐ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܘܐܡܪ ܡܢ ܫܢܝܐ ܤܓܝܐܬܐ ܝܕܥ ܐܢܐ ܕܐܝܬܝܟ ܕܝܢܐ ܕܥܡܐ ܗܢܐ ܘܡܛܠ ܗܢܐ ܚܕܝܐܝܬ ܢܦܩ ܐܢܐ ܪܘܚܐ ܥܠ ܐܦܝ ܢܦܫܝ
Then the governor gestured Paul to speak. And Paul answered and said: I know you administered justice to this nation for many years, and therefore I can confidently speak in my own defense
11 ܟܕ ܡܫܟܚ ܐܢܬ ܠܡܕܥ ܕܠܝܬ ܠܝ ܝܬܝܪ ܡܢ ܬܪܥܤܪ ܝܘܡܝܢ ܕܤܠܩܬ ܠܐܘܪܫܠܡ ܠܡܤܓܕ
As you can verify, that it has been only twelve days since I went up to Jerusalem to worship
12 ܘܠܐ ܐܫܟܚܘܢܝ ܕܡܡܠܠ ܐܢܐ ܥܡ ܐܢܫ ܒܗܝܟܠܐ ܘܐܦܠܐ ܟܢܫܐ ܕܟܢܫ ܐܢܐ ܠܐ ܒܟܢܘܫܬܗܘܢ ܘܠܐ ܒܡܕܝܢܬܐ
And they can not find me for arguing with any person in the temple, nor stirring up any mob, either in their synagogues, or in the city
13 ܘܠܐ ܕܢܚܘܘܢ ܡܛܝܐ ܒܐܝܕܝܗܘܢ ܩܕܡܝܟ ܥܠ ܡܕܡ ܕܗܫܐ ܡܩܛܪܓܝܢ ܠܝ
Nor have they the ability to prove before you the things with which they now charge me
14 ܒܪܡ ܕܝܢ ܗܕܐ ܡܘܕܐ ܐܢܐ ܕܒܗ ܒܗܢܐ ܝܘܠܦܢܐ ܕܐܡܪܝܢ ܒܗ ܦܠܚ ܐܢܐ ܠܐܠܗܐ ܕܐܒܗܝ ܟܕ ܡܗܝܡܢ ܐܢܐ ܠܟܠܗܝܢ ܕܟܬܝܒܢ ܒܢܡܘܤܐ ܘܒܢܒܝܐ
But I do, in fact, admit this, that in that same teaching which they describe, I do serve the God of my ancestors, believing all the things written in the Law and in the prophets
15 ܘܟܕ ܐܝܬ ܠܝ ܤܒܪܐ ܥܠ ܐܠܗܐ ܐܝܢܐ ܕܐܦ ܗܢܘܢ ܗܠܝܢ ܡܤܒܪܝܢ ܕܥܬܝܕܐ ܕܬܗܘܐ ܩܝܡܬܐ ܕܡܢ ܒܝܬ ܡܝܬܐ ܕܟܐܢܐ ܘܕܥܘܠܐ
And I have a hope in God, which they also hold themselves, that there will be a resurrection of the dead for the just and unjust alike 
16 ܡܛܠ ܗܢܐ ܐܦ ܥܡܠ ܐܢܐ ܕܬܐܪܬܐ ܕܟܝܬܐ ܬܗܘܐ ܠܝ ܩܕܡ ܐܠܗܐ ܘܩܕܡ ܒܢܝ ܐܢܫܐ ܐܡܝܢܐܝܬ
And for this reason, I strive to also have always a clear conscience before God, and before men
17 ܠܫܢܝܢ ܕܝܢ ܤܓܝܐܢ ܐܬܝܬ ܠܘܬ ܒܢܝ ܥܡܐ ܕܝܠܝ ܕܐܬܠ ܙܕܩܬܐ ܘܐܩܪܒ ܩܘܪܒܢܐ
And after many years, I came to the people of my own nation, to bring alms, and to make offerings
18 ܘܐܫܟܚܘܢܝ ܗܠܝܢ ܒܗܝܟܠܐ ܟܕ ܡܕܟܝ ܐܢܐ ܠܐ ܥܡ ܟܢܫܐ ܐܦܠܐ ܒܫܓܘܫܝܐ
And these men found me as I purified myself in the temple, not with a mob, nor with disturbance
19 ܐܠܐ ܐܢ ܕܫܓܫܘ ܐܢܫܝܢ ܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܕܐܬܘ ܡܢ ܐܤܝܐ ܐܝܠܝܢ ܕܘܠܐ ܗܘܐ ܕܢܩܘܡܘܢ ܥܡܝ ܩܕܡܝܟ ܘܢܩܛܪܓܘܢ ܡܕܡ ܕܐܝܬ ܠܗܘܢ
But some Jews, who came from Asia Minor, were making a disturbance who ought to be standing before you, with me, and make their own accusation as such
20 ܐܘ ܗܢܘܢ ܗܠܝܢ ܢܐܡܪܘܢ ܡܢܐ ܐܫܟܚܘ ܒܝ ܤܟܠܘܬܐ ܟܕ ܩܡܬ ܩܕܡ ܟܢܫܗܘܢ
,Or let these present here say whether they found any crime in me when I stood before their assembly
21 ܐܠܐ ܐܢ ܗܕܐ ܚܕܐ ܡܠܬܐ ܕܩܥܝܬ ܟܕ ܩܐܡ ܐܢܐ ܒܝܢܬܗܘܢ ܕܥܠ ܩܝܡܬܐ ܕܡܝܬܐ ܡܬܕܝܢ ܐܢܐ ܝܘܡܢܐ ܩܕܡܝܟܘܢ
unless it was this one outburst that I had while standing among them, It is about the resurrection of the dead that I am on trial before you today
22 ܦܝܠܟܤ ܕܝܢ ܡܛܠ ܕܝܕܥ ܗܘܐ ܠܗ ܠܐܘܪܚܐ ܗܕܐ ܡܠܝܐܝܬ ܬܗܝ ܐܢܘܢ ܟܕ ܐܡܪ ܕܡܐ ܕܐܬܐ ܟܠܝܪܟܐ ܫܡܥ ܐܢܐ ܒܝܢܬܟܘܢ
And since Felix was thoroughly familiar about the Way, he adjourned them saying: When the tribune comes down, I will give a hearing between you
23 ܘܦܩܕ ܠܩܢܛܪܘܢܐ ܕܢܛܪܝܘܗܝ ܠܦܘܠܘܤ ܒܢܝܚܐ ܘܕܠܐ ܐܢܫ ܡܢ ܝܕܘܥܘܗܝ ܢܬܟܠܐ ܕܢܗܘܐ ܡܫܡܫ ܠܗ
And he ordered a centurion to guard Paul in comfort, and that none of his acquaintances should be prevented from looking after him
24 ܘܡܢ ܒܬܪ ܩܠܝܠ ܝܘܡܬܐ ܫܕܪ ܦܝܠܟܤ ܘܕܘܪܤܠܐ ܐܢܬܬܗ ܕܐܝܬܝܗ ܗܘܬ ܝܗܘܕܝܬܐ ܘܩܪܘ ܠܗ ܠܦܘܠܘܤ ܘܫܡܥܘ ܡܢܗ ܥܠ ܗܝܡܢܘܬܐ ܕܡܫܝܚܐ
And after a few days, Felix and his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, sent for Paul to hear him speak about the faith in the Messiah
25 ܘܟܕ ܡܡܠܠ ܥܡܗܘܢ ܥܠ ܙܕܝܩܘܬܐ ܘܥܠ ܩܕܝܫܘܬܐ ܘܥܠ ܕܝܢܐ ܕܥܬܝܕ ܐܬܡܠܝ ܕܚܠܬܐ ܦܝܠܟܤ ܘܐܡܪ ܕܗܫܐ ܙܠ ܘܐܡܬܝ ܕܢܗܘܐ ܠܝ ܐܬܪܐ ܐܫܕܪ ܒܬܪܟ
And while he spoke with them on righteousness, and on holiness, and on the coming judgment, Felix became fearful and said: You may go for now, and when I find it convenient, I will send for you 
26 ܤܒܪ ܗܘܐ ܓܝܪ ܕܫܘܚܕܐ ܡܬܝܗܒ ܗܘܐ ܠܗ ܡܢ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܡܛܠ ܗܕܐ ܐܦ ܐܡܝܢܐܝܬ ܡܫܕܪ ܗܘܐ ܡܝܬܐ ܠܗ ܘܡܡܠܠ ܥܡܗ
He expected, moreover, that a bribe would be given him by Paul, so therefore, he often sent for him, and conversed with him
27 ܘܟܕ ܡܠܝ ܠܗ ܬܪܬܝܢ ܫܢܝܢ ܐܚܪܢܐ ܗܓܡܘܢܐ ܐܬܐ ܗܘܐ ܠܕܘܟܬܗ ܕܡܬܩܪܐ ܗܘܐ ܦܪܩܝܘܤ ܦܗܤܛܘܤ ܦܝܠܟܤ ܕܝܢ ܐܝܟ ܕܢܥܒܕ ܛܝܒܘܬܐ ܒܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܫܒܩܗ ܠܦܘܠܘܤ ܟܕ ܐܤܝܪ
And when his two years were finished, another governor took over his position, whose name was Porcius Festus. And to do the Jews a favor, Felix left Paul a prisoner

Chapter 25

1 ܘܟܕ ܐܬܐ ܦܗܤܛܘܤ ܠܩܤܪܝܐ ܒܬܪ ܬܠܬܐ ܝܘܡܝܢ ܤܠܩ ܠܐܘܪܫܠܡ
And three days after Festus arrived at Caesarea, he went up to Jerusalem
2 ܘܐܘܕܥܘܗܝ ܪܒܝ ܟܗܢܐ ܘܪܫܐ ܕܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܥܠ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܘܒܥܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܡܢܗ
And the chief priests and leaders of the Jews informed him about Paul
3 ܟܕ ܫܐܠܝܢ ܠܗ ܗܕܐ ܛܝܒܘܬܐ ܕܢܫܕܪ ܢܝܬܝܘܗܝ ܠܐܘܪܫܠܡ ܟܕ ܥܒܕܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܟܡܐܢܐ ܒܐܘܪܚܐ ܕܢܩܛܠܘܢܝܗܝ
And they asked his support and urged him to send for him to come to Jerusalem, as they schemed to ambush and kill him on the way
4 ܘܦܗܤܛܘܤ ܦܢܝ ܦܬܓܡܐ ܕܦܘܠܘܤ ܡܬܢܛܪ ܒܩܤܪܝܐ ܘܐܢܐ ܡܤܪܗܒ ܐܢܐ ܕܐܚܙܘܩ
But Festus answered back: Paul is under guard in Caesarea, where I am to go shortly
5 ܐܝܠܝܢ ܗܟܝܠ ܕܐܝܬ ܒܟܘܢ ܕܡܛܝܐ ܒܐܝܕܝܗܘܢ ܢܚܬܘܢ ܥܡܢ ܘܥܠ ܟܠ ܤܟܠܘ ܕܐܝܬ ܒܗ ܒܓܒܪܐ ܢܩܛܪܓܘܢ
Therefore, let those among you who can, then go down with us, and make charges of every crime there is in the man
6 ܘܟܕ ܗܘܐ ܬܡܢ ܝܘܡܬܐ ܬܡܢܝܐ ܐܘ ܥܤܪܐ ܢܚܬ ܠܗ ܠܩܤܪܝܐ ܘܠܝܘܡܐ ܐܚܪܢܐ ܝܬܒ ܥܠ ܒܝܡ ܘܦܩܕ ܕܢܝܬܘܢ ܠܦܘܠܘܤ
And when he had stayed there eight or ten days, he went down to Caesarea. And the next day, he took his seat on the tribunal, and ordered Paul to be brought down
7 ܘܟܕ ܐܬܐ ܚܕܪܘܗܝ ܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܕܢܚܬܘ ܡܢ ܐܘܪܫܠܡ ܘܪܫܐ ܤܓܝܐܐ ܘܩܫܝܐ ܡܝܬܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܒܬܪܗ ܐܝܠܝܢ ܕܠܐ ܡܫܟܚܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܕܢܚܘܘܢ
And when he came in, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem surrounded him, and brought against him many serious charges which they were unable to prove 
8 ܘܟܕ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܢܦܩ ܗܘܐ ܪܘܚܐ ܕܠܐ ܐܤܟܠ ܡܕܡ ܠܐ ܒܢܡܘܤܐ ܕܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܘܠܐ ܒܗܝܟܠܐ ܘܠܐ ܒܩܤܪ
Meanwhile Paul maintained, that he had committed no crime, either against the Jewish Law, or against the temple, or against Caesar
9 ܦܗܤܛܘܤ ܕܝܢ ܡܛܠ ܕܨܒܐ ܗܘܐ ܕܢܪܫܐ ܛܝܒܘܬܐ ܒܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܐܡܪ ܠܗ ܠܦܘܠܘܤ ܨܒܐ ܐܢܬ ܕܬܤܩ ܠܐܘܪܫܠܡ ܘܬܡܢ ܥܠ ܗܠܝܢ ܬܬܕܝܢ ܩܕܡܝ
?But Festus, because he wanted to win the support of the Jews, said to Paul: Will you go up to Jerusalem, and be tried before me there, for these things
10 ܥܢܐ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܘܐܡܪ ܥܠ ܒܝܡ ܕܩܤܪ ܩܐܡ ܐܢܐ ܗܪܟܐ ܗܘ ܙܕܩ ܠܝ ܠܡܬܕܢܘ ܠܐ ܡܕܡ ܚܛܝܬ ܠܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܐܝܟ ܕܐܦ ܐܢܬ ܝܕܥ ܐܢܬ
Paul replied, and said: I am standing before the tribunal of Caesar, and here is where I should be tried I have committed no crime against the Jews, as you very well know
11 ܘܐܢ ܤܟܠܘܬܐ ܥܒܝܕܐ ܠܝ ܐܘ ܡܕܡ ܕܫܘܐ ܠܡܘܬܐ ܠܐ ܡܫܬܐܠ ܐܢܐ ܡܢ ܡܘܬܐ ܐܢ ܕܝܢ ܠܝܬ ܡܕܡ ܨܐܕܝ ܡܢ ܗܠܝܢ ܕܡܩܛܪܓܝܢ ܠܝ ܠܐ ܐܢܫ ܝܗܒ ܠܝ ܠܗܘܢ ܡܘܗܒܬ ܒܓܢܘܗܝ ܕܩܤܪ ܩܪܐ ܐܢܐ
If I had committed any crime, or done anything deserving death, I would not ask to be spared dying But if none of what they accuse me has been done by me, then no one may surrender me to so please them I appeal to Caesar
12 ܗܝܕܝܢ ܦܗܤܛܘܤ ܡܠܠ ܥܡ ܒܢܝ ܡܠܟܗ ܘܐܡܪ ܒܓܢ ܩܤܪ ܩܪܝܬ ܠܘܬ ܩܤܪ ܐܙܠ ܐܢܬ
Then Festus conferred with his advisors, and said: You have appealed to Caesar To Caesar you will go
13 ܘܟܕ ܗܘܘ ܝܘܡܬܐ ܢܚܬ ܐܓܪܦܘܤ ܡܠܟܐ ܘܒܪܢܝܩܐ ܠܩܤܪܝܐ ܕܢܫܐܠܘܢ ܫܠܡܗ ܕܦܗܤܛܘܤ
And after days had passed, King Agrippa and Bernice, came down to Caesarea to greet Festus 
14 ܘܟܕ ܗܘܘ ܠܘܬܗ ܝܘܡܬܐ ܐܫܬܥܝ ܦܗܤܛܘܤ ܠܡܠܟܐ ܕܝܢܗ ܕܦܘܠܘܤ ܟܕ ܐܡܪ ܓܒܪܐ ܚܕ ܐܤܝܪܐ ܐܫܬܒܩ ܡܢ ܐܝܕܝ ܦܝܠܟܤ
And after they had visited with him a few days, Festus told the king of the case of Paul, saying: Felix left behind a certain man as prisoner,
15 ܘܟܕ ܗܘܝܬ ܒܐܘܪܫܠܡ ܐܘܕܥܘ ܠܝ ܥܠܘܗܝ ܪܒܝ ܟܗܢܐ ܘܩܫܝܫܐ ܕܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܘܒܥܘ ܕܐܥܒܕ ܠܗܘܢ ܕܝܢܐ ܡܢܗ
And when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the Elders of the Jews gave me information about him, and hoped that I would pass judgment upon him favoring them 
16 ܘܐܡܪܬ ܠܗܘܢ ܕܠܝܬ ܥܝܕܐ ܠܪܗܘܡܝܐ ܕܢܬܠܘܢ ܒܪܢܫܐ ܡܘܗܒܬ ܠܩܛܠܐ ܥܕܡܐ ܕܢܐܬܐ ܒܥܠ ܕܝܢܗ ܘܢܟܤܝܘܗܝ ܒܐܦܘܗܝ ܘܢܬܝܗܒ ܠܗ ܐܬܪܐ ܠܡܦܩ ܒܪܘܚܐ ܥܠ ܡܐ ܕܡܬܪܫܐ
And I told them, It is not the habit of Romans to freely surrender a man to be killed, until his accuser confronts and charges him to his face, and opportunity is given him to defend himself against what he is charged with
17 ܘܟܕ ܐܬܝܬ ܠܟܐ ܕܠܐ ܬܘܗܝܐ ܠܝܘܡܐ ܐܚܪܢܐ ܝܬܒܬ ܥܠ ܒܝܡ ܘܦܩܕܬ ܕܢܝܬܘܢܝܗܝ ܠܝ ܠܓܒܪܐ
And when I had come here, the next day I took my seat on the tribunal without delay, and ordered the man to be brought before me
18 ܘܩܡܘ ܥܡܗ ܩܛܪܓܢܘܗܝ ܘܠܐ ܐܫܟܚܘ ܡܕܡ ܪܫܝܢܐ ܒܝܫܐ ܕܢܚܘܘܢ ܥܠܘܗܝ ܐܝܟ ܡܐ ܕܤܒܪ ܗܘܝܬ
,And when his accusers confronted him, they did not charge anything criminal against him as I had so expected
19 ܙܛܡܐ ܕܝܢ ܡܕܡ ܡܕܡ ܥܠ ܕܚܠܬܗܘܢ ܐܝܬ ܗܘܐ ܠܗܘܢ ܠܘܬܗ ܘܥܠ ܝܫܘܥ ܐܢܫ ܕܡܝܬ ܗܘ ܕܐܡܪ ܗܘܐ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܕܚܝ ܗܘ
but they had some argument with him about their religion, and about one Jesus, who died, but who Paul alleged was alive
20 ܘܡܛܠ ܕܠܐ ܩܐܡ ܗܘܝܬ ܐܢܐ ܥܠ ܒܥܬܐ ܕܗܠܝܢ ܐܡܪܬ ܗܘܝܬ ܠܦܘܠܘܤ ܕܐܢ ܒܥܐ ܐܢܬ ܕܬܐܙܠ ܠܐܘܪܫܠܡ ܘܬܡܢ ܬܬܕܝܢ ܥܠ ܗܠܝܢ
And because I was not qualified to deal with questions like these, I said to Paul: Are you willing to go to Jerusalem, and be judged there about these issues ?
21 ܗܘ ܕܝܢ ܒܥܐ ܕܢܬܢܛܪ ܠܕܝܢܗ ܕܩܤܪ ܘܦܩܕܬ ܕܢܬܢܛܪ ܥܕܡܐ ܕܐܫܕܪܝܘܗܝ ܠܘܬ ܩܤܪ
But he appealed to be reserved trial before Caesar, and so I ordered him to be held under guard until I could send him to Caesar
22 ܘܐܡܪ ܐܓܪܦܘܤ ܨܒܐ ܗܘܝܬ ܕܐܫܡܥܝܘܗܝ ܠܓܒܪܐ ܗܢܐ ܘܦܗܤܛܘܤ ܐܡܪ ܕܠܡܚܪ ܫܡܥ ܐܢܬ ܠܗ
And Agrippa said: I should like to hear this man out And Festus said: You shall hear him tomorrow 
23 ܘܠܝܘܡܐ ܐܚܪܢܐ ܐܬܐ ܐܓܪܦܘܤ ܘܒܪܢܝܩܐ ܒܙܘܚܐ ܤܓܝܐܐ ܘܥܠ ܠܒܝܬ ܕܝܢܐ ܥܡ ܟܠܝܪܟܐ ܘܪܫܐ ܕܡܕܝܢܬܐ ܘܦܩܕ ܦܗܤܛܘܤ ܘܐܬܐ ܦܘܠܘܤ
And the next day, Agrippa and Bernice arrived in great state, and entered the courthouse with the tribunes and city leaders, and Festus ordered Paul to be brought in
24 ܘܐܡܪ ܦܗܤܛܘܤ ܐܓܪܦܘܤ ܡܠܟܐ ܘܟܠܟܘܢ ܓܒܪܐ ܕܐܝܬܝܟܘܢ ܥܡܢ ܥܠ ܗܢܐ ܓܒܪܐ ܕܚܙܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܟܠܗ ܥܡܐ ܕܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܩܒܠܢܝ ܒܐܘܪܫܠܡ ܘܗܪܟܐ ܟܕ ܩܥܝܢ ܕܠܐ ܬܘܒ ܘܠܐ ܠܗܢܐ ܕܢܚܐ
And Festus said: King Agrippa, and all here present with us, all the Jewish people have petitioned me here and in Jerusalem alike, about this man whom you see, shouting out that he should no longer be allowed to live
25 ܐܢܐ ܕܝܢ ܐܕܪܟܬ ܕܡܕܡ ܕܫܘܐ ܠܡܘܬܐ ܠܐ ܤܥܝܪ ܠܗ ܘܡܛܠ ܕܗܘ ܒܥܐ ܕܢܬܢܛܪ ܠܕܝܢܗ ܕܩܤܪ ܦܩܕܬ ܕܢܫܬܕܪ
But on investigation, I found that he has done nothing deserving death. But because he appealed to be reserved a hearing of Caesar, I have ordered him to be sent 
26 ܘܠܐ ܝܕܥ ܐܢܐ ܡܢܐ ܐܟܬܘܒ ܥܠܘܗܝ ܠܩܤܪ ܡܛܠ ܗܢܐ ܨܒܝܬ ܠܡܝܬܝܘܬܗ ܩܕܡܝܟܘܢ ܘܝܬܝܪܐܝܬ ܩܕܡܝܟ ܡܠܟܐ ܐܓܪܦܐ ܕܡܐ ܕܐܫܬܐܠ ܕܝܢܗ ܐܫܟܚ ܡܢܐ ܐܟܬܘܒ
And I do not know what I can write to Caesar concerning him, and so I wanted to bring him before you, and before you in particular, King Agrippa, so when his case has been heard, I may find out what to write
27 ܠܐ ܓܝܪ ܘܠܐ ܕܟܕ ܡܫܕܪܝܢܢ ܓܒܪܐ ܐܤܝܪܐ ܕܠܐ ܢܟܬܘܒ ܤܟܠܘܬܗ
For it is pointless to send a prisoner without indicating his crimes

Chapter 26

1 ܘܐܡܪ ܐܓܪܦܘܤ ܠܦܘܠܘܤ ܡܦܤ ܠܟ ܠܡܡܠܠܘ ܥܠ ܐܦܝ ܢܦܫܟ ܗܝܕܝܢ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܦܫܛ ܐܝܕܗ ܘܢܦܩ ܗܘܐ ܪܘܚܐ ܘܐܡܪ
:And Agrippa said to Paul: You have permission to speak on your own behalf Then Paul held up his hand, and gave his defense, saying
2 ܥܠ ܟܠ ܡܐ ܕܡܬܪܫܐ ܐܢܐ ܡܢ ܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܡܠܟܐ ܐܓܪܦܐ ܤܒܪ ܐܢܐ ܥܠ ܢܦܫܝ ܕܛܘܒܢܐ ܐܢܐ ܕܩܕܡܝܟ ܝܘܡܢܐ ܢܦܩ ܐܢܐ ܪܘܚܐ
:In view of all the things for which I am accused by the Jews, I consider myself blessed, King Agrippa, that I may defend myself today before you
3 ܝܬܝܪܐܝܬ ܕܝܕܥ ܐܢܐ ܕܡܦܤ ܐܢܬ ܒܟܠܗܘܢ ܙܛܡܐ ܘܢܡܘܤܐ ܕܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܡܛܠ ܗܢܐ ܒܥܐ ܐܢܐ ܡܢܟ ܕܒܡܓܪܬ ܪܘܚܐ ܬܫܡܥܢܝ
especially since I know you are familiar in all the customs, questions, and Laws of the Jews I therefore ask you to patiently hear me
4 ܝܕܥܝܢ ܐܢܘܢ ܓܝܪ ܐܦ ܗܢܘܢ ܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܐܢ ܨܒܝܢ ܕܢܤܗܕܘܢ ܕܘܒܪܝ ܕܡܢ ܛܠܝܘܬܝ ܕܗܘܘ ܠܝ ܡܢ ܫܘܪܝܐ ܒܥܡܝ ܘܒܐܘܪܫܠܡ
The Jews themselves, if they would testify, know well my manner of life from my childhood, which first began among my people in Jerusalem
5 ܡܛܠ ܕܡܢ ܢܘܓܪܐ ܡܦܤܝܢ ܒܝ ܘܝܕܥܝܢ ܕܒܝܘܠܦܢܐ ܪܫܝܐ ܕܦܪܝܫܐ ܚܝܝܬ
For they have long been acquainted with me, and have known that I grew up in the noble teachings of the Pharisees 
6 ܘܗܫܐ ܥܠ ܤܒܪܐ ܕܫܘܘܕܝܐ ܕܗܘܐ ܗܘܐ ܠܐܒܗܬܢ ܡܢ ܐܠܗܐ ܩܐܡ ܐܢܐ ܘܡܬܕܝܢ ܐܢܐ
And now, for the hope of the promise which was made by God to our ancestors, I stand here and am on trial
7 ܕܥܠ ܗܢܐ ܤܒܪܐ ܬܪܬܥܤܪܐ ܫܪܒܢ ܡܤܒܪܢ ܕܢܡܢܥܢ ܒܨܠܘܬܐ ܚܦܝܛܬܐ ܕܐܝܡܡܐ ܘܕܠܠܝܐ ܘܥܠܘܗܝ ܥܠ ܗܢܐ ܤܒܪܐ ܡܬܪܫܐ ܐܢܐ ܡܢ ܐܝܕܝ ܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܡܠܟܐ ܐܓܪܦܐ
And with earnest prayers day and night for this promise, our twelve tribes have hope to attain, and for this same hope, King Agrippa, I am accused by the Jews
8 ܡܢܐ ܕܝܢܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܠܐ ܘܠܐ ܕܢܗܝܡܢ ܕܡܩܝܡ ܐܠܗܐ ܡܝܬܐ
?How can you judge? Are we not to believe that God can raise the dead
9 ܐܢܐ ܓܝܪ ܡܢ ܩܕܝܡ ܤܡܬ ܒܪܥܝܢܝ ܕܤܩܘܒܠܐ ܤܓܝܐܐ ܐܤܥܘܪ ܠܘܩܒܠ ܫܡܗ ܕܝܫܘܥ ܢܨܪܝܐ
For at first I myself thought that I would do many harmful things against the name of Jesus the Nazarene
10ܗܕܐ ܕܥܒܕܬ ܐܦ ܒܐܘܪܫܠܡ ܘܩܕܝܫܐ ܤܓܝܐܐ ܐܪܡܝܬ ܒܝܬ ܐܤܝܪܐ ܒܫܘܠܛܢܐ ܕܩܒܠܬ ܡܢ ܪܒܝ ܟܗܢܐ ܘܟܕ ܡܬܩܛܠܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܡܢܗܘܢ ܐܫܬܘܬܦܬ ܠܐܝܠܝܢ ܕܚܝܒܘ ܐܢܘܢ
Which I also did in Jerusalem, and by the authority I received from the chief priests, I threw many of the saints into prison and when some were put to death, I took part with those that condemned them
11 ܘܒܟܠ ܟܢܘܫܐ ܡܫܬܢܕ ܗܘܝܬ ܒܗܘܢ ܟܕ ܐܠܨ ܗܘܝܬ ܕܢܗܘܘܢ ܡܓܕܦܝܢ ܒܫܡܗ ܕܝܫܘܥ ܘܒܪܘܓܙܐ ܤܓܝܐܐ ܕܡܠܐ ܗܘܝܬ ܥܠܝܗܘܢ ܐܦ ܠܡܕܝܢܬܐ ܐܚܪܢܝܬܐ ܢܦܩ ܗܘܝܬ ܠܡܪܕܦ ܐܢܘܢ
And I tortured them in every synagogue, while I forced them to blaspheme the name of Jesus. And in the immense hatred against them with which I was filled, I also went to other cities to persecute them
12 ܘܟܕ ܐܙܠ ܗܘܝܬ ܡܛܠ ܗܕܐ ܠܕܪܡܤܘܩ ܒܫܘܠܛܢܐ ܘܒܡܦܤܢܘܬܐ ܕܪܒܝ ܟܗܢܐ
,And, as I was going to Damascus for this purpose, with the authority and commission of the chief priests
13 ܒܦܠܓܗ ܕܝܘܡܐ ܒܐܘܪܚܐ ܚܙܝܬ ܡܢ ܫܡܝܐ ܐܘ ܡܠܟܐ ܕܐܙܠܓ ܥܠܝ ܘܥܠ ܟܠ ܕܥܡܝ ܗܘܘ ܢܘܗܪܐ ܕܡܝܬܪ ܡܢ ܕܫܡܫܐ
at mid-day on the road, O King, I saw a light brighter than that of the sun, shining down on me from heaven, and on all those with me
14 ܘܢܦܠܢ ܟܠܢ ܥܠ ܐܪܥܐ ܘܫܡܥܬ ܩܠܐ ܟܕ ܐܡܪ ܠܝ ܥܒܪܐܝܬ ܫܐܘܠ ܫܐܘܠ ܡܢܐ ܪܕܦ ܐܢܬ ܠܝ ܩܫܐ ܗܘ ܠܟ ܠܡܒܥܛܘ ܠܥܘܩܤܐ
And we all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice saying to me in Hebrew: Saul, Saul ! why do you persecute me ? It is a hard for you to kick like this against the prods
15 ܘܐܢܐ ܐܡܪܬ ܡܢ ܐܢܬ ܡܪܝ ܘܡܪܢ ܐܡܪ ܠܝ ܐܢܐ ܗܘ ܝܫܘܥ ܢܨܪܝܐ ܕܐܢܬ ܪܕܦ ܐܢܬ
And I said: My Lord, who are you ? And our Lord said to me: I am Jesus the Nazarene, whom you persecute 
16 ܘܐܡܪ ܠܝ ܩܘܡ ܥܠ ܪܓܠܝܟ ܡܛܠ ܗܕܐ ܓܝܪ ܐܬܚܙܝܬ ܠܟ ܕܐܩܝܡܟ ܡܫܡܫܢܐ ܘܤܗܕܐ ܕܡܕܡ ܕܚܙܝܬܢܝ ܘܕܥܬܝܕ ܐܢܬ ܕܬܚܙܝܢܝ
And he said to me: Stand up on your feet, for I have appeared to you, for this purpose, to appoint you a minister and a witness of both you seeing me and of you seeing me again
17 ܘܐܦܨܝܟ ܡܢ ܥܡܐ ܕܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܘܡܢ ܥܡܡܐ ܐܚܪܢܐ ܕܠܘܬܗܘܢ ܡܫܕܪ ܐܢܐ ܠܟ
,And I will deliver you from the people of the Jews, and from other peoples to whom I send you
18 ܕܬܦܬܚ ܥܝܢܝܗܘܢ ܐܝܟ ܕܢܗܦܟܘܢ ܡܢ ܚܫܘܟܐ ܠܢܗܝܪܐ ܘܡܢ ܫܘܠܛܢܗ ܕܤܛܢܐ ܠܘܬ ܐܠܗܐ ܘܢܩܒܠܘܢ ܫܘܒܩܢ ܚܛܗܐ ܘܦܤܐ ܥܡ ܩܕܝܫܐ ܒܗܝܡܢܘܬܐ ܕܒܝ
to open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to the light, and from the rule of Satan to God, and may receive forgiveness of sins, and a share with the saints through faith in me
19 ܡܛܠ ܗܕܐ ܡܠܟܐ ܐܓܪܦܐ ܠܐ ܩܡܬ ܒܚܪܝܢܐ ܠܘܩܒܠ ܚܙܘܐ ܫܡܝܢܐ
,After that, King Agrippa, I could not disobey the heavenly vision
20 ܐܠܐ ܐܟܪܙܬ ܡܢ ܠܩܘܕܡܝܢ ܠܗܢܘܢ ܕܒܕܪܡܤܘܩ ܘܠܗܢܘܢ ܕܒܐܘܪܫܠܡ ܘܕܒܟܠܗܝܢ ܩܘܪܝܐ ܕܝܗܘܕ ܘܐܦ ܠܥܡܡܐ ܐܟܪܙܬ ܕܢܬܘܒܘܢ ܘܢܬܦܢܘܢ ܠܘܬ ܐܠܗܐ ܘܢܥܒܕܘܢ ܥܒܕܐ ܕܫܘܝܢ ܠܬܝܒܘܬܐ
but from the beginning I preached to those in Damascus, and to those in Jerusalem and in all the villages of Judaea, and I preached to the pagans as well, so they might repent, and turn to God, and do the works worthy of repentance
21 ܘܥܠ ܐܦܝ ܗܠܝܢ ܐܚܕܘܢܝ ܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܒܗܝܟܠܐ ܘܨܒܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܠܡܩܛܠܢܝ
And on account of these things, the Jews laid hold of me in the temple, and wanted to kill me
22 ܥܕܪܢܝ ܕܝܢ ܐܠܗܐ ܥܕܡܐ ܠܝܘܡܐ ܗܢܐ ܘܗܐ ܩܐܡ ܐܢܐ ܘܡܤܗܕ ܐܢܐ ܠܙܥܘܪܐ ܘܠܪܒܐ ܟܕ ܡܕܡ ܠܒܪ ܡܢ ܡܘܫܐ ܘܢܒܝܐ ܠܐ ܐܡܪ ܐܢܐ ܐܠܐ ܐܝܠܝܢ ܕܗܢܘܢ ܐܡܪܘ ܕܥܬܝܕܢ ܕܢܗܘܝܢ
But to this day God has helped me, and behold, I stand here and give witness to the ordinary and to the eminent, saying nothing contrary to Moses and the prophets, but the very things which they told were to take place: 
23 ܕܢܚܫ ܡܫܝܚܐ ܘܢܗܘܐ ܪܫܝܬܐ ܕܩܝܡܬܐ ܕܡܢ ܒܝܬ ܡܝܬܐ ܘܕܥܬܝܕ ܕܢܟܪܙ ܢܘܗܪܐ ܠܥܡܐ ܘܠܥܡܡܐ
That the Messiah would suffer, and would be the first to rise from the dead, and that he would preach Light to the people and to the pagans
24 ܘܟܕ ܗܟܢܐ ܢܦܩ ܗܘܐ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܪܘܚܐ ܩܥܐ ܦܗܤܛܘܤ ܒܩܠܐ ܪܡܐ ܫܢܝܬ ܠܟ ܦܘܠܐ ܤܦܪܐ ܤܓܝܐܐ ܥܒܕܟ ܕܬܫܢܐ
And when Paul had reached this point in his defense, Festus shouted with a loud voice: Paul, you are insane, all that learning has driven you insane
25 ܐܡܪ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܠܐ ܫܢܝܬ ܢܨܝܚܐ ܦܗܤܛܘܤ ܐܠܐ ܡܠܝ ܫܪܪܐ ܘܬܩܢܘܬܐ ܡܡܠܠ ܐܢܐ
Paul replied to him: I am not insane, your excellency Festus, but speak words of truth and reason 
26 ܘܐܦ ܡܠܟܐ ܐܓܪܦܘܤ ܝܬܝܪܐܝܬ ܝܕܥ ܥܠܝܗܝܢ ܕܗܠܝܢ ܘܡܛܠ ܗܢܐ ܥܝܢ ܒܓܠܐ ܡܡܠܠ ܐܢܐ ܩܕܡܘܗܝ ܡܛܠ ܕܚܕܐ ܡܢ ܗܠܝܢ ܡܠܐ ܠܐ ܤܒܪ ܐܢܐ ܕܛܥܝܢ ܠܗ ܕܠܐ ܗܘܐ ܒܛܘܫܝܐ ܤܥܝܪܢ
And King Agrippa also understands these things, and therefore I speak to him with assurance, confident not one of these things has escaped his knowledge, for they were not done in secret
27 ܡܗܝܡܢ ܐܢܬ ܡܠܟܐ ܐܓܪܦܐ ܠܢܒܝܐ ܝܕܥ ܐܢܐ ܕܡܗܝܡܢ ܐܢܬ
King Agrippa, do you believe in the prophets ? I know that you believe
28 ܐܡܪ ܠܗ ܐܓܪܦܘܤ ܒܩܠܝܠ ܡܕܡ ܡܦܝܤ ܐܢܬ ܠܝ ܕܐܗܘܐ ܟܪܤܛܝܢܐ
King Agrippa said to him: You have almost persuaded me to become a Christian
29 ܘܦܘܠܘܤ ܐܡܪ ܒܥܐ ܗܘܝܬ ܡܢ ܐܠܗܐ ܒܩܠܝܠ ܘܒܤܓܝ ܠܐ ܗܘܐ ܠܟ ܒܠܚܘܕ ܐܠܐ ܐܦ ܠܟܠܗܘܢ ܐܝܠܝܢ ܕܫܡܥܝܢ ܠܝ ܝܘܡܢܐ ܕܢܗܘܘܢ ܐܟܘܬܝ ܠܒܪ ܡܢ ܐܤܘܪܐ ܗܠܝܢ
And Paul said: I wish to God, that not only you, but all that hear me today as well, were almost, and altogether, as I am, except for these chains
30 ܘܩܡ ܠܗ ܡܠܟܐ ܘܗܓܡܘܢܐ ܘܒܪܢܝܩܐ ܘܐܝܠܝܢ ܕܝܬܒܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܥܡܗܘܢ
And the king got up, and the governor, and Bernice, and those who sat with them
31 ܘܟܕ ܦܪܩܘ ܡܢ ܬܡܢ ܡܡܠܠܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܚܕ ܥܡ ܚܕ ܘܐܡܪܝܢ ܕܡܕܡ ܕܫܘܐ ܠܡܘܬܐ ܐܘ ܠܐܤܘܪܐ ܠܐ ܥܒܕ ܓܒܪܐ ܗܢܐ
And when they had gone outside, they spoke with one another, and said: This man has done nothing that deserves death or imprisonment
32 ܘܐܡܪ ܐܓܪܦܘܤ ܠܦܗܤܛܘܤ ܡܫܟܚ ܗܘܐ ܓܒܪܐ ܗܢܐ ܕܢܫܬܪܐ ܐܠܘ ܒܓܢ ܩܤܪ ܠܐ ܩܪܐ
And Agrippa said to Festus: The man could have been set free, if he had not appealed to Caesar

Chapter 27

1 ܘܦܩܕ ܥܠܘܗܝ ܦܗܤܛܤ ܕܢܫܬܕܪ ܠܘܬ ܩܤܪ ܠܐܝܛܠܝܐ ܘܐܫܠܡܗ ܠܦܘܠܘܤ ܘܠܐܤܝܪܐ ܐܚܪܢܐ ܥܡܗ ܠܓܒܪܐ ܚܕ ܩܢܛܪܘܢܐ ܡܢ ܐܤܦܝܪ ܤܒܤܛܐ ܕܫܡܗ ܗܘܐ ܝܘܠܝܘܤ
And Festus ordered him to be sent to Caesar in Italy And he handed over Paul and other prisoners with him to a certain man whose name was Julius, a centurion of the Augustan cohort
2 ܘܟܕ ܗܘܬ ܕܢܪܕܐ ܢܚܬܢ ܠܐܠܦܐ ܕܐܝܬܝܗ ܗܘܬ ܡܢ ܐܕܪܡܢܛܘܤ ܡܕܝܢܬܐ ܘܐܙܠܐ ܗܘܬ ܠܐܬܪܐ ܕܐܤܝܐ ܘܥܠ ܗܘܐ ܥܡܢ ܠܐܠܦܐ ܐܪܤܛܪܟܘܤ ܡܩܕܘܢܝܐ ܕܡܢ ܬܤܠܘܢܝܩܐ ܡܕܝܢܬܐ
And when we were to sail, we boarded a vessel from the city of Adramyttium, and bound for ports in Asia Minor And there Aristarchus, a Macedonian from the city of Thessalonica, boarded the ship with us 
3 ܘܠܝܘܡܐ ܐܚܪܢܐ ܡܛܝܢ ܠܨܝܕܢ ܘܐܬܚܫܚ ܩܢܛܪܘܢܐ ܒܡܪܚܡܢܘܬܐ ܠܘܬ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܘܐܦܤ ܠܗ ܕܢܐܙܠ ܠܘܬ ܪܚܡܘܗܝ ܘܢܬܬܢܝܚ
And the next day, we arrived at Sidon And the centurion treated Paul with kindness, and allowed him to visit his friends and to rest
4 ܘܡܢ ܬܡܢ ܪܕܝܢ ܘܡܛܠ ܕܪܘܚܐ ܤܩܘܒܠܢ ܗܘܝ ܐܬܟܪܟܢ ܥܠ ܩܘܦܪܘܤ
And sailing on from there, but as the winds were against us, we sailed around Cyprus
5 ܘܥܒܪܢ ܝܡܐ ܕܩܝܠܝܩܝܐ ܘܕܦܡܦܘܠܝܐ ܘܡܛܝܢ ܠܡܘܪܐ ܡܕܝܢܬܐ ܕܠܘܩܝܐ
And we passed over the sea by Cilicia and Pamphylia, and arrived at Myra, a city in Lycia
6 ܘܐܫܟܚ ܬܡܢ ܩܢܛܪܘܢܐ ܐܠܦܐ ܡܢ ܐܠܟܤܢܕܪܝܐ ܕܐܙܠܐ ܗܘܬ ܠܐܝܛܠܝܐ ܘܐܘܬܒܢ ܒܗ
And there the centurion found an Alexandrian ship leaving for Italy, and he put us aboard it 
7 ܘܡܛܠ ܕܝܩܝܪܐܝܬ ܪܕܝܐ ܗܘܬ ܠܝܘܡܬܐ ܤܓܝܐܐ ܠܡܚܤܢ ܡܛܝܢ ܠܘܩܒܠ ܩܢܝܕܘܤ ܓܙܪܬܐ ܘܡܛܠ ܕܠܐ ܫܒܩܐ ܗܘܬ ܪܘܚܐ ܕܢܐܙܠ ܬܪܝܨܐܝܬ ܐܬܟܪܟܢ ܥܠ ܩܪܛܐ ܠܘܩܒܠ ܤܠܡܘܢܐ ܡܕܝܢܬܐ
And after many days of difficult sailing, we eventually made the isle of Cnidos And since the wind would not allow us to sail a straight course, we sailed around by Crete, and across from Salmone
8 ܘܠܡܚܤܢ ܟܕ ܪܕܝܢܢ ܚܕܪܝܗ ܡܛܝܢ ܠܕܘܟܬܐ ܕܡܬܩܪܝܐ ܠܡܐܢܐ ܫܦܝܪܐ ܘܩܪܝܒܐ ܗܘܬ ܠܗ ܡܕܝܢܬܐ ܕܫܡܗ ܠܐܤܐܐ
And after sailing around it with difficulty, we came to a place called the Fair Havens, nearby the town called Lassa
9 ܘܗܘܝܢ ܬܡܢ ܙܒܢܐ ܤܓܝܐܐ ܥܕܡܐ ܕܥܒܪ ܐܦ ܝܘܡܐ ܕܨܘܡܐ ܕܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܘܗܘܐ ܠܗ ܩܢܛܐ ܕܢܪܕܐ ܐܢܫ ܒܝܡܐ ܘܡܠܟ ܗܘܐ ܠܗܘܢ ܦܘܠܘܤ
And we stayed there a long time, until the day after the Jewish fast And as it was dangerous for anyone to go by sea, and Paul warned them
10 ܘܐܡܪ ܓܒܪܐ ܚܙܐ ܐܢܐ ܕܒܐܘܠܨܢܐ ܘܒܚܘܤܪܢܐ ܤܓܝܐܐ ܗܘܝܐ ܡܪܕܝܬܢ ܠܘ ܒܠܚܘܕ ܕܡܘܒܠܗ ܕܐܠܦܢ ܐܠܐ ܐܦ ܕܢܦܫܬܢ ܕܝܠܢ
and said: Men, I can see that our voyage will be dangerous, and risk losing not only much of the cargo, and our ship, but our lives as well
11 ܩܢܛܪܘܢܐ ܕܝܢ ܠܩܘܒܪܢܛܐ ܘܠܡܪܗ ܕܐܠܦܐ ܫܡܥ ܗܘܐ ܝܬܝܪ ܡܢ ܡܠܘܗܝ ܕܦܘܠܘܤ
But the centurion listened more to the captain and to the ship's owner, than to the words of Paul 
12 ܘܡܛܠ ܕܠܐ ܥܗܢ ܗܘܐ ܗܘ ܠܡܐܢܐ ܠܡܤܬܝܘ ܒܗ ܤܬܘܐ ܤܓܝܐܐ ܡܢܢ ܨܒܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܕܢܪܕܐ ܡܢ ܬܡܢ ܘܐܢܗܘ ܕܡܫܟܚܝܢ ܕܢܡܢܥܘܢ ܘܢܤܬܘܢ ܒܠܡܐܢܐ ܚܕ ܕܐܝܬܘܗܝ ܗܘܐ ܒܩܪܛܐ ܘܡܬܩܪܐ ܗܘܐ ܦܘܢܟܤ ܘܚܐܪ ܗܘܐ ܠܬܝܡܢܐ
And since that harbor was unsuitable for wintering, many of us wanted to sail from there, hoping to reach and winter in a harbor of Crete called Phoenix, which faced southward
13 ܘܟܕ ܢܫܒܬ ܪܘܚܐ ܕܬܝܡܢܐ ܘܤܒܪܘ ܕܡܡܛܝܢ ܐܝܟ ܨܒܝܢܗܘܢ ܪܕܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܚܕܪܝ ܩܪܛܐ
And when a south wind gusted up, and hoping to reach their objective, we began to sail past Crete 
14 ܘܡܢ ܒܬܪ ܩܠܝܠ ܢܦܩ ܥܠܝܢ ܡܫܒܐ ܕܥܠܥܠܐ ܕܡܬܩܪܐ ܛܘܦܢܝܩܘܤ ܐܘܪܩܠܝܕܘܢ
And not long after, a hurricane came up on us, called Typhonic Euroclydon
15 ܘܐܬܚܛܦܬ ܐܠܦܐ ܘܠܐ ܐܫܟܚܬ ܕܬܩܘܡ ܠܘܩܒܠ ܪܘܚܐ ܘܝܗܒܢ ܠܐܝܕܐ ܕܗܝ
And the ship was tossed about by the wind, and could not keep turned head-on, and we gave in to it's driving force
16 ܘܟܕ ܥܒܪܢ ܓܙܪܬܐ ܚܕܐ ܕܡܬܩܪܝܐ ܩܘܕܐ ܠܡܚܤܢ ܐܫܟܚܢ ܐܚܕܢ ܠܩܪܩܘܪܐ
And when we had passed a certain island, called Cyra, we could hardly keep the ship's rowboat
17 ܘܟܕ ܫܩܠܢܗ ܡܚܝܨܝܢ ܗܘܝܢ ܘܡܬܩܢܝܢ ܠܗ ܠܐܠܦܐ ܘܡܛܠ ܕܕܚܠܝܢ ܗܘܝܢ ܕܕܠܡܐ ܢܦܠ ܒܡܚܬܬܗ ܕܝܡܐ ܐܚܬܢܝܗܝ ܠܐܪܡܢܘܢ ܘܗܟܘܬ ܪܕܝܢ ܗܘܝܢ
And after hoisting it on board, we bound tackle round the ship midway to make it strong. And since we were afraid of running onto rocks at sea, we pulled up sail, and so we drifted
18 ܘܟܕ ܩܡ ܠܗ ܥܠܝܢ ܟܝܡܘܢܐ ܩܫܝܐ ܠܝܘܡܐ ܐܚܪܢܐ ܫܕܝܢ ܡܐܢܝܢ ܒܝܡܐ
And as the storm violently raged on, the next day we threw our cargo into the sea
19 ܘܠܝܘܡܐ ܕܬܠܬܐ ܡܐܢܐ ܕܝܠܗ ܕܐܠܦܐ ܒܐܝܕܝܢ ܫܕܝܢ
And on the third day, we threw the ship's gear overboard with our very hands
20 ܘܟܕ ܐܚܕ ܠܗ ܤܬܘܐ ܝܘܡܬܐ ܝܬܝܪܐ ܘܠܐ ܫܡܫܐ ܡܬܚܙܐ ܗܘܐ ܘܠܐ ܤܗܪܐ ܘܠܐ ܟܘܟܒܐ ܤܒܪܐ ܕܚܝܝܢ ܟܠ ܟܠܗ ܐܬܦܤܩ ܗܘܐ ܠܗ
And as the storm held on for many days, and as neither the sun, nor moon, nor stars could be seen, all hope of surviving was completely lost
21 ܘܟܕ ܐܢܫ ܡܕܡ ܠܐ ܡܤܬܝܒܪ ܗܘܐ ܗܝܕܝܢ ܩܡ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܒܝܢܬܗܘܢ ܘܐܡܪ ܐܠܘ ܐܬܛܦܝܤܬܘܢ ܠܝ ܓܒܪܐ ܠܐ ܪܕܝܢ ܗܘܝܢ ܡܢ ܩܪܛܐ ܘܡܬܚܤܟܝܢ ܗܘܝܢ ܡܢ ܚܘܤܪܢܐ ܘܡܢ ܐܘܠܨܢܐ ܗܢܐ
And as no one had taken a meal of food, Paul now stood up among them, and said: If you had listened to me, friends, we would not have sailed from Crete, and we would have been spared all this loss and danger 
22 ܘܗܫܐ ܡܠܟ ܐܢܐ ܕܬܗܘܘܢ ܕܠܐ ܥܩܐ ܢܦܫܐ ܓܝܪ ܡܢܟܘܢ ܚܕܐ ܠܐ ܐܒܕܐ ܐܠܐ ܐܢ ܐܠܦܐ
And now, I suggest you to lose your despair, for not one of your lives will be lost, but only the ship
23 ܐܬܚܙܝ ܠܝ ܓܝܪ ܒܠܠܝܐ ܗܢܐ ܡܠܐܟܗ ܕܐܠܗܐ ܗܘ ܕܕܝܠܗ ܐܢܐ ܘܠܗ ܦܠܚ ܐܢܐ
,For this night there appeared to me the angel of that God to whom I belong, and whom I serve
24 ܘܐܡܪ ܠܝ ܠܐ ܬܕܚܠ ܦܘܠܐ ܥܬܝܕ ܗܘ ܠܟ ܠܡܩܡ ܩܕܡ ܩܤܪ ܘܗܐ ܝܗܒ ܠܟ ܐܠܗܐ ܡܘܗܒܬܐ ܠܟܠ ܕܪܕܝܢ ܥܡܟ
and he said to me: Do not be afraid, Paul, for you are still to stand before Caesar, and, behold, God has granted to you the safety of all those that sail with you
25 ܡܛܠ ܗܢܐ ܐܬܠܒܒܘ ܓܒܪܐ ܡܗܝܡܢ ܐܢܐ ܓܝܪ ܒܐܠܗܐ ܕܗܟܢܐ ܗܘܐ ܐܝܟ ܡܐ ܕܐܬܡܠܠ ܥܡܝ
Therefore, men, take courage, for I trust in God, that it will be as I was told
26 ܒܪܡ ܠܓܙܪܬܐ ܚܕܐ ܐܝܬ ܠܢ ܕܢܫܬܕܐ
But we are to be stranded upon some island 
27 ܘܡܢ ܒܬܪ ܐܪܒܬܥܤܪ ܝܘܡܝܢ ܕܛܥܝܢ ܘܐܬܛܪܦܢ ܒܗܕܪܝܘܤ ܝܡܐ ܒܦܠܓܗ ܕܠܠܝܐ ܤܒܪܘ ܡܠܚܐ ܕܠܐܪܥܐ ܡܬܩܪܒܝܢ ܗܘܘ
And after the fourteen days of our drifting and tossing about on the Adriatic sea, the sailors thought at midnight that they had neared land
28 ܘܐܪܡܝܘ ܐܘܩܝܢܤ ܘܐܫܟܚܘ ܩܘܡܝܢ ܥܤܪܝܢ ܘܬܘܒ ܩܠܝܠ ܪܕܘ ܘܐܫܟܚܘ ܩܘܡܝܢ ܚܡܫܥܤܪܐ
And they took soundings, and found twenty fathoms And again they sounded some, and they found fifteen fathoms
29 ܘܟܕ ܕܚܝܠܝܢ ܗܘܝܢ ܕܠܡܐ ܢܫܬܟܚ ܠܢ ܒܕܘܟܝܬܐ ܕܐܝܬ ܒܗܝܢ ܫܘܥܐ ܐܪܡܝܘ ܡܢ ܚܪܬܗ ܕܐܠܦܐ ܐܘܩܝܢܤ ܐܪܒܥ ܘܡܨܠܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܕܢܗܘܐ ܝܘܡܐ
And afraid we might run aground where rocks were, they dropped in four anchors from the stern of the ship, and prayed for daylight
30 ܡܠܚܐ ܕܝܢ ܒܥܘ ܠܡܥܪܩ ܡܢܗ ܡܢ ܐܠܦܐ ܘܐܚܬܘ ܡܢܗ ܠܩܪܩܘܪܐ ܠܝܡܐ ܒܥܠܬܐ ܕܢܐܙܠܘܢ ܒܗ ܘܢܐܤܪܘܢܗ ܠܐܠܦܐ ܒܐܪܥܐ
And some of the crew wanted to escape the ship and lowered down the ship's rowboat into the sea, as though they were going to anchor the ship for land
31 ܘܟܕ ܚܙܐ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܐܡܪ ܠܩܢܛܪܘܢܐ ܘܠܐܤܛܪܛܝܘܛܐ ܕܐܢ ܗܠܝܢ ܒܐܠܦܐ ܠܐ ܡܟܬܪܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܠܐ ܡܫܟܚܝܢ ܐܢܬܘܢ ܕܬܚܘܢ
And when Paul saw it, he said to the centurion and to the soldiers: Unless those men stay on board, you cannot hope to be saved
32 ܗܝܕܝܢ ܦܤܩܘ ܐܤܛܪܛܝܘܛܐ ܠܚܒܠܝܗ ܕܩܪܩܘܪܐ ܡܢ ܐܠܦܐ ܘܫܒܩܘܗ ܛܥܝܐ
Then the soldiers cut the rowboat's ropes from the ship, and let it go adrift
33 ܗܘ ܕܝܢ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܥܕܡܐ ܕܗܘܐ ܨܦܪܐ ܡܦܝܤ ܗܘܐ ܠܟܠܗܘܢ ܕܢܩܒܠܘܢ ܤܝܒܪܬܐ ܟܕ ܐܡܪ ܠܗܘܢ ܝܘܡܢܐ ܗܐ ܐܪܒܬܥܤܪ ܝܘܡܝܢ ܡܢ ܩܢܛܐ ܡܕܡ ܠܐ ܛܥܝܡ ܠܟܘܢ
And before daybreak, Paul urged them all to have some food, saying to them: It is now the fourteenth day of uncertainty with which you have eaten nothing
34 ܡܛܠ ܗܕܐ ܒܥܐ ܐܢܐ ܡܢܟܘܢ ܕܬܩܒܠܘܢ ܡܐܟܘܠܬܐ ܠܩܘܝܡܐ ܕܚܝܝܟܘܢ ܡܢܬܐ ܓܝܪ ܡܢ ܪܫܐ ܕܚܕ ܡܢܟܘܢ ܠܐ ܐܒܕܐ
Therefore I ask you to have some food to sustain your life, for not even a hair from the head of any of you will be lost
35 ܘܟܕ ܗܠܝܢ ܐܡܪ ܢܤܒ ܠܚܡܐ ܘܫܒܚ ܠܐܠܗܐ ܩܕܡ ܟܠܗܘܢ ܘܩܨܐ ܘܐܩܦ ܠܡܐܟܠ
And having said these things, he took bread, and gave glory to God before them all, and he broke it, and began to eat
36 ܘܐܬܒܝܐܘ ܟܠܗܘܢ ܘܩܒܠܘ ܬܘܪܤܝܐ
And they were all encouraged, and they had something to eat
37 ܐܝܬܝܢ ܗܘܝܢ ܕܝܢ ܒܐܠܦܐ ܡܐܬܝܢ ܘܫܒܥܝܢ ܘܫܬ ܢܦܫܢ
And there were two hundred and seventy-six souls of us on the ship
38 ܘܟܕ ܤܒܥܘ ܡܐܟܘܠܬܐ ܐܩܠܘ ܡܢ ܐܠܦܐ ܘܫܩܠܘ ܚܛܐ ܘܫܕܘ ܒܝܡܐ
And when they were filled with food, they lightened the ship, and took the wheat and threw it into the sea
39 ܘܟܕ ܗܘܐ ܝܘܡܐ ܤܦܢܐ ܐܝܕܐ ܗܝ ܐܪܥܐ ܠܐ ܐܫܬܘܕܥܘ ܐܠܐ ܚܪܘ ܥܠ ܓܢܒ ܝܒܫܐ ܟܢܦܐ ܚܕܐ ܕܝܡܐ ܐܝܟܐ ܕܪܢܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܕܐܢ ܡܫܟܚܐ ܢܕܚܘܢܗ ܠܐܠܦܐ
And when day came, the sailors did not recognize the land, but they saw on the edge of the land an inlet to the sea, where they planned to steer the ship
40 ܘܦܤܩܘ ܐܘܩܝܢܤ ܡܢ ܐܠܦܐ ܘܐܪܦܝܘ ܐܢܝܢ ܒܝܡܐ ܘܫܪܘ ܪܟܒܐ ܕܤܘܟܢܐ ܘܬܠܘ ܐܪܡܢܘܢ ܙܥܘܪܐ ܠܪܘܚܐ ܕܢܫܒܐ ܘܪܕܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܠܐܦܝ ܝܒܫܐ
And they slipped the anchors from the ship, and left them in the sea. And they loosened the lashings of the rudder, and hoisted the foresail to the wind, and headed towards the land
41 ܘܓܫܬ ܐܠܦܐ ܒܕܘܟܬܐ ܕܪܡܐ ܒܝܢܬ ܬܪܝܢ ܥܘܡܩܝܢ ܕܝܡܐ ܘܐܬܚܪܝܬ ܒܗ ܘܩܡ ܥܠܝܗ ܓܒܗ ܩܕܡܝܐ ܘܠܐ ܡܬܬܙܝܥ ܗܘܐ ܓܒܗ ܕܝܢ ܐܚܪܝܐ ܐܫܬܪܝ ܡܢ ܩܛܝܪܐ ܕܓܠܠܐ
But the cross-currents carried the ship into a shoal, and ran aground in it. And the bow was wedged in and stuck fast, while the stern was breaking apart from the pounding of the waves
42 ܘܨܒܘ ܗܘܘ ܐܤܛܪܛܝܘܛܐ ܕܢܩܛܠܘܢ ܐܢܘܢ ܠܐܤܝܪܐ ܕܠܐ ܢܪܡܘܢ ܤܚܘܐ ܘܢܥܪܩܘܢ ܠܗܘܢ ܡܢܗܘܢ
And the soldiers planned to kill the prisoners, lest they should try to swim off, and escape from them
43 ܘܩܢܛܪܘܢܐ ܟܠܐ ܐܢܘܢ ܡܢ ܗܕܐ ܡܛܠ ܕܨܒܐ ܗܘܐ ܕܢܚܐ ܠܦܘܠܘܤ ܘܠܐܝܠܝܢ ܕܡܫܟܚܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܠܡܪܡܝܘ ܤܚܘܐ ܦܩܕ ܠܗܘܢ ܕܒܩܕܡܝܐ ܢܤܚܘܢ ܘܢܥܒܪܘܢ ܠܐܪܥܐ
But the centurion kept them from it, because he was determined to bring Paul through safely. And to those who could swim, he ordered to swim off first, and make for land
44 ܘܠܫܪܟܐ ܥܠ ܕܦܐ ܘܥܠ ܩܝܤܐ ܐܚܪܢܐ ܕܐܠܦܐ ܐܥܒܪܘ ܐܢܘܢ ܘܗܟܢܐ ܟܠܗܘܢ ܐܫܬܘܙܒܘ ܠܐܪܥܐ
.And he made the rest cross over on planks, and on other wreckage of the ship. And so they all escaped safely to land

Chapter 28

1 ܘܡܢ ܒܬܪܟܢ ܝܠܦܢ ܕܡܠܝܛܐ ܡܬܩܪܝܐ ܗܝ ܓܙܪܬܐ
And we afterwards learned that the island was called Melita
2 ܘܒܪܒܪܝܐ ܕܥܡܪܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܒܗ ܪܚܡܐ ܤܓܝܐܐ ܚܘܝܘ ܠܘܬܢ ܘܐܘܚܕܘ ܢܘܪܐ ܘܩܪܐܘܢ ܠܟܠܢ ܕܢܫܚܢ ܡܛܠ ܡܛܪܐ ܤܓܝܐܐ ܘܩܘܪܫܐ ܕܐܝܬ ܗܘܐ
And the barbarians who inhabited it, showed us much kindness. And they kindled a fire, and called us over all to warm ourselves, because of the heavy rain and it was cold
3 ܘܦܘܠܘܤ ܫܩܠ ܤܘܓܐܐ ܕܚܒܘܒܐ ܘܤܡ ܥܠ ܢܘܪܐ ܘܢܦܩܬ ܡܢܗܘܢ ܐܟܕܢܐ ܡܢ ܪܬܚܐ ܕܢܘܪܐ ܘܢܟܬܬ ܒܐܝܕܗ
And Paul took up a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire, and a viper, driven by the heat, came out of them, and bit his hand 
4 ܘܟܕ ܚܙܐܘܗ ܒܪܒܪܝܐ ܕܬܠܝܐ ܒܐܝܕܗ ܐܡܪܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܟܒܪ ܗܢܐ ܓܒܪܐ ܩܛܘܠܐ ܗܘ ܕܟܕ ܐܫܬܘܙܒ ܡܢ ܝܡܐ ܟܐܢܘܬܐ ܠܐ ܫܒܩܬܗ ܕܢܚܐ
And when the barbarians saw it hanging from his hand, they said: No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though escaped the sea, justice will not allow to live 
5 ܗܘ ܕܝܢ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܐܢܝܦ ܐܝܕܗ ܘܫܕܗ ܠܐܟܕܢܐ ܒܢܘܪܐ ܘܡܕܡ ܕܤܢܐ ܠܐ ܗܘܝܗܝ
But Paul shook his hand, and threw the viper into the fire, and he came to no harm
6 ܤܒܪܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܕܝܢ ܒܪܒܪܝܐ ܕܒܪ ܫܥܬܗ ܡܬܡܤܐ ܘܢܦܠ ܟܕ ܡܝܬ ܥܠ ܐܪܥܐ ܘܟܕ ܥܕܢܐ ܤܓܝܐܐ ܤܟܝܘ ܘܚܙܘ ܕܡܕܡ ܕܤܢܐ ܠܐ ܗܘܝܗܝ ܫܚܠܦܘ ܡܠܝܗܘܢ ܘܐܡܪܘ ܕܐܠܗܐ ܗܘ
And the barbarians expected that he would suddenly swell, and fall to the ground dead. And when they watched for a long time, and saw that he came to no harm, they changed their talk, and said that he was a god 
7 ܐܝܬ ܗܘܐ ܕܝܢ ܩܘܪܝܐ ܒܗ ܒܗܘ ܐܬܪܐ ܠܓܒܪܐ ܚܕ ܕܫܡܗ ܗܘܐ ܦܘܦܠܝܘܤ ܕܗܘ ܗܘܐ ܪܫܗ ܕܓܙܪܬܐ ܘܩܒܠܢ ܒܒܝܬܗ ܬܠܬܐ ܝܘܡܝܢ ܚܕܝܐܝܬ
And there were estates in that area, belonging to a man named Publius, who was the perfect of the island, and he received us hospitably at his house for three days 
8 ܐܒܘܗܝ ܕܝܢ ܕܦܘܦܠܝܘܤ ܒܐܫܬܐ ܘܒܟܐܒ ܡܥܝܐ ܟܪܝܗ ܗܘܐ ܘܥܠ ܠܘܬܗ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܘܨܠܝ ܘܤܡ ܥܠܘܗܝ ܐܝܕܗ ܘܐܚܠܡܗ
And the father of Publius was sick with a fever and dysentery And Paul went in to him, and prayed, and laid his hand on him, and healed him
9 ܘܟܕ ܗܘܬ ܗܕܐ ܐܦ ܫܪܟܐ ܐܝܠܝܢ ܕܐܝܬ ܗܘܘ ܒܗ ܒܓܙܪܬܐ ܟܪܝܗܐ ܩܪܒܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܠܘܬܗ ܘܡܬܐܤܝܢ ܗܘܘ
And after this happened, others on the island who were also sick, came to him and were healed
10 ܘܐܝܩܪܐ ܪܘܪܒܐ ܝܩܪܘܢ ܘܟܕ ܢܦܩܝܢ ܗܘܝܢ ܡܢ ܬܡܢ ܙܘܕܘܢ
And they honored us with many marks of respect, and when we left the place, they supplied us with provisions
11 ܢܦܩܢ ܕܝܢ ܒܬܪ ܝܪܚܐ ܬܠܬܐ ܘܪܕܝܢ ܒܐܠܦܐ ܐܠܟܤܢܕܪܝܬܐ ܕܐܤܬܝܬ ܗܘܬ ܒܗ ܒܓܙܪܬܐ ܘܐܝܬ ܗܘܬ ܥܠܝܗ ܐܬܐ ܕܬܐܡܐ
And after three months we set sail in an Alexandrian ship, which had wintered on the island, and which had the ensignia of the Twins
12 ܘܐܬܝܢ ܠܤܪܩܘܤܐ ܡܕܝܢܬܐ ܘܩܘܝܢ ܬܡܢ ܝܘܡܬܐ ܬܠܬܐ
And we came to the city of Syracuse, and stayed there three days
13 ܘܡܢ ܬܡܢ ܐܬܟܪܟܢ ܘܡܢܥܢ ܠܪܓܝܘܢ ܡܕܝܢܬܐ ܘܒܬܪ ܝܘܡܐ ܚܕ ܢܫܒܬ ܠܢ ܪܘܚܐ ܕܬܝܡܢܐ ܘܠܬܪܝܢ ܝܘܡܝܢ ܐܬܝܢ ܠܦܘܛܝܐܠܤ ܡܕܝܢܬܐ ܕܐܝܛܠܝܐ
And from there we followed the coast, and arrived at the city Rhegium. And after one day, the south wind blew our way, and in two days we came to Puteoli, a city of Italy
14 ܘܐܫܟܚܢ ܬܡܢ ܐܚܐ ܘܒܥܘ ܡܢܢ ܘܗܘܝܢ ܠܘܬܗܘܢ ܝܘܡܬܐ ܫܒܥܐ ܘܗܝܕܝܢ ܐܙܠܢ ܠܪܗܘܡܐ
And there we found brothers, and they invited us, and we stayed with them a week, and then we headed towards Rome
15 ܘܟܕ ܫܡܥܘ ܐܚܐ ܕܬܡܢ ܢܦܩܘ ܠܐܘܪܥܢ ܥܕܡܐ ܠܫܘܩܐ ܕܡܬܩܪܐ ܐܦܝܘܤ ܦܘܪܘܤ ܘܥܕܡܐ ܠܬܠܬ ܚܢܘܢ ܘܟܕ ܚܙܐ ܐܢܘܢ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܐܘܕܝ ܠܐܠܗܐ ܘܐܬܚܝܠ
And the brothers there, hearing of us coming, came out to meet us as far as the village called Appii Forum, and as far as the Three Taverns. And when Paul saw them, he thanked God, and was encouraged 
16 ܘܥܠܢ ܠܪܗܘܡܐ ܘܐܦܤ ܩܢܛܪܘܢܐ ܠܦܘܠܘܤ ܕܢܫܪܐ ܐܝܟܐ ܕܨܒܐ ܥܡ ܐܤܛܪܛܝܘܛܐ ܗܘ ܕܢܛܪ ܗܘܐ ܠܗ
And we went on to Rome And the centurion allowed Paul to live wherever he wanted, with the soldier who guarded him
17 ܘܡܢ ܒܬܪ ܬܠܬܐ ܝܘܡܝܢ ܫܕܪ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܩܪܐ ܠܪܫܢܝܗܘܢ ܕܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܘܟܕ ܐܬܟܢܫܘ ܐܡܪ ܠܗܘܢ ܓܒܪܐ ܐܚܝ ܐܢܐ ܟܕ ܒܡܕܡ ܠܐ ܩܡܬ ܠܘܩܒܠ ܥܡܐ ܘܢܡܘܤܐ ܕܐܒܗܝ ܒܐܤܘܪܐ ܐܫܬܠܡܬ ܡܢ ܐܘܪܫܠܡ ܒܐܝܕܐ ܕܪܗܘܡܝܐ
And after three days, Paul sent and called for the leading Jews And when they convened, he said to them: Men, my brothers, although I had done nothing against the people or the Law of my ancestors, I was in Jerusalem handed over in chains to the Romans
18 ܘܗܢܘܢ ܟܕ ܫܐܠܘܢܝ ܨܒܘ ܕܢܫܪܘܢܢܝ ܡܛܠ ܕܠܐ ܐܫܟܚܘ ܒܬܪܝ ܪܫܝܢܐ ܡܕܡ ܕܫܘܐ ܠܡܘܬܐ
and they, when they had examined me, wanted to set me free, because they found in me no crime deserving death
19 ܘܟܕ ܩܝܡܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܠܘܩܒܠܝ ܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܐܬܐܠܨܬ ܕܐܩܥܐ ܒܓܢ ܩܤܪ ܠܐ ܐܝܟ ܐܝܬ ܠܝ ܕܐܩܛܪܓ ܒܡܕܡ ܠܒܢܝ ܥܡܝ
And, as the Jews stood fast against me, I was forced to appeal to Caesar, but not because I had anything which to accuse my own people
20 ܡܛܠ ܗܢܐ ܒܥܝܬ ܡܢܟܘܢ ܕܬܐܬܘܢ ܘܐܚܙܝܟܘܢ ܘܐܫܬܥܐ ܠܟܘܢ ܗܠܝܢ ܡܛܠ ܤܒܪܐ ܓܝܪ ܕܐܝܤܪܝܠ ܐܤܝܪ ܐܢܐ ܒܫܫܠܬܐ ܗܕܐ
For this reason I sent for you to come, that I might see you and explain these things to you, for it is on account of the hope of Israel, that I am bound with this chain
21 ܐܡܪܝܢ ܠܗ ܗܢܘܢ ܚܢܢ ܐܓܪܬܐ ܥܠܝܟ ܠܐ ܩܒܠܢ ܡܢ ܝܗܘܕ ܘܠܐ ܐܢܫ ܡܢ ܐܚܐ ܕܐܬܘ ܡܢ ܐܘܪܫܠܡ ܐܡܪܘ ܠܢ ܡܕܡ ܕܒܝܫ ܥܠܝܟ
They said to him: We have received no letter from Judaea against you, and none of the brothers who have come from Jerusalem, have reported to us any evil thing of you 
22 ܨܒܝܢܢ ܕܝܢ ܕܢܫܡܥ ܡܢܟ ܡܕܡ ܕܡܬܪܥܐ ܐܢܬ ܡܛܠ ܕܝܘܠܦܢܐ ܗܢܐ ܝܕܥܝܢܢ ܕܥܠ ܐܢܫ ܠܐ ܡܩܒܠ
But we want to hear from you what you have to say, but for this teaching, we know it is not acceptable to any one 
23 ܘܐܩܝܡܘ ܠܗ ܝܘܡܐ ܘܟܢܫܘ ܘܐܬܘ ܠܘܬܗ ܤܓܝܐܐ ܟܪ ܕܫܪܐ ܗܘܐ ܘܓܠܐ ܠܗܘܢ ܥܠ ܡܠܟܘܬܐ ܕܐܠܗܐ ܟܕ ܡܤܗܕ ܘܡܦܝܤ ܠܗܘܢ ܥܠ ܝܫܘܥ ܡܢ ܢܡܘܤܐ ܕܡܘܫܐ ܘܡܢ ܢܒܝܐ ܡܢ ܨܦܪܐ ܘܥܕܡܐ ܠܪܡܫܐ
And so they appointed him a day, and many gathered, and came to him where he stayed. And he explained to them respecting the Realm of God, giving witness and persuading them concerning Jesus, from of the Law of Moses, and from of the prophets alike, from dawn till dusk
24 ܘܐܢܫܝܢ ܡܢܗܘܢ ܡܬܛܦܝܤܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܠܡܠܘܗܝ ܘܐܚܪܢܐ ܠܐ ܡܬܛܦܝܤܝܢ ܗܘܘ
And some of them were convinced by his words, and others were skeptical
25 ܘܐܫܬܪܝܘ ܡܢ ܠܘܬܗ ܟܕ ܠܐ ܫܠܡܝܢ ܠܚܕܕܐ ܘܐܡܪ ܠܗܘܢ ܗܘ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܡܠܬܐ ܗܕܐ ܫܦܝܪ ܡܠܠ ܪܘܚܐ ܕܩܘܕܫܐ ܒܦܘܡ ܐܫܥܝܐ ܢܒܝܐ ܠܘܩܒܠ ܐܒܗܬܟܘܢ
And they went away disagreeing among themselves. And Paul addressed them with this, saying, Well did the Holy Spirit speak, through the prophet Isaiah, concerning your ancestors,
26 ܟܕ ܐܡܪ ܕܙܠ ܠܘܬ ܥܡܐ ܗܢܐ ܘܐܡܪ ܠܗܘܢ ܕܫܡܥܐ ܬܫܡܥܘܢ ܘܠܐ ܬܤܬܟܠܘܢ ܘܬܚܙܘܢ ܘܠܐ ܬܒܚܪܘܢ
saying: Go to this people, and say to them, Hearing you will hear, and will not understand, and you will see, and will not perceive
27 ܐܬܥܒܝ ܠܗ ܓܝܪ ܠܒܗ ܕܥܡܐ ܗܢܐ ܘܡܫܡܥܬܗܘܢ ܐܘܩܪܘ ܘܥܝܢܝܗܘܢ ܥܡܨܘ ܕܠܐ ܢܚܙܘܢ ܒܥܝܢܝܗܘܢ ܘܢܫܡܥܘܢ ܒܐܕܢܝܗܘܢ ܘܢܤܬܟܠܘܢ ܒܠܒܗܘܢ ܘܢܬܘܒܘܢ ܠܘܬܝ ܘܐܫܒܘܩ ܠܗܘܢ
For the heart of this people has grown hard, and their hearing they have made dull, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and repent to me, and I should forgive them 
28 ܬܬܝܕܥ ܠܟܘܢ ܗܟܝܠ ܗܕܐ ܕܠܥܡܡܐ ܗܘ ܐܫܬܕܪ ܗܢܐ ܦܘܪܩܢܐ ܕܐܠܗܐ ܗܢܘܢ ܓܝܪ ܐܦ ܫܡܥܝܢ ܠܗ
.Therefore, understand, that this salvation of God has been sent to the pagans, and they will listen to it
29 ܘܟܕ ܗܠܝܢ ܐܡܪ ܢܦܩܘ ܝܗܘܕܝܐ ܘܤܓܝ ܕܪܫܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܒܝܢܬܗܘܢ
.And when he had said this, the Jews left, and there were long arguments among them
30 ܘܐܓܪ ܠܗ ܦܘܠܘܤ ܡܢ ܕܝܠܗ ܒܝܬܐ ܘܗܘܐ ܒܗ ܬܪܬܝܢ ܫܢܝܢ ܘܡܩܒܠ ܗܘܐ ܬܡܢ ܠܟܠܗܘܢ ܐܝܠܝܢ ܕܐܬܝܢ ܗܘܘ ܠܘܬܗ
.And Paul rented a house at his own expense, and lived in it for two years; and there he welcomed all that came to him
31 ܘܡܟܪܙ ܗܘܐ ܥܠ ܡܠܟܘܬܗ ܕܐܠܗܐ ܘܡܠܦ ܗܘܐ ܥܝܢ ܒܓܠܐ ܥܠ ܡܪܢ ܝܫܘܥ ܡܫܝܚܐ ܕܠܐ ܟܠܝܢ  
. And he preached about the Realm of God, and taught openly about our Lord Jesus the Messiah, without hindrance


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