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to And they knew that it was he which 3 And they laid hands on them, and put it for alms at the Beautiful gate

of the tem- them in hold unto the next day: for it was ple: and they were filled with wonder and now even-tide. mazement at that which had happened un- 4 Howbeit, many of them which hcard to him.

the word believed ; and the number of the 11 And as the lame man which was healed men was about five thousand. Fuld Peter and John, all the people ran toge. 5 | And it came to pass on the morrow, ther unto them in the porch that is called that their rulers, and elders, and scribes, Solanons, greatly wondering.

6 And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, 12 And when Peter saw tl, he answered and John, and Alexander, and as inany as kto the people, Ye men of Israel, why were of the kindred of the high pricit, were barvel ye at this? or why look ye lo carnett- gathered together at Jerufalcın. y on us, as thoughby out owa power or ho- 7'And when they had set them in the midt, nefs we had made this inam to walk ? they asked, By what power, or by what 13 The Gorl of Abrahain, and of Isaac, and name, have ye done this? of jacot), the God of our fathers, hath glori- 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghoft, led his sou Jesus; whom ye delivered up, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and ad denied him in the presence of Pilate, elders of Israel, stien he was determined to let him go. 2 if we this day be examined of the good

14 But ye denied the holy One, and the deed done to the impotent mar, by what tatt, and delired a murderer to be granted means he is mide whole; to you;

10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the us And killed the Prince of life, whom people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus zod hath raised from the dead; whereof wc Chrift of Nazareth,whom ye crucified, whom se witnetros.

God raised from the dead, even by frim doth 16 And his name, through faith in his this man ftand here before you whole. ame, hath made this man tirons, whom ye 1 This is the ftone which was set at nought ce and know : yea, the faith which is hy of you builders, which is become the head pinn, hath given him this perfcct foundness of the corner. on the presence of you all.

12. Neither is there salvation in any other : 17 And now, brethren, I wot that through for there is none other name under heaven gnorance ye did it, as did also your rulers. given among men whereby we must befaved.

18 But those things which God hefore "ad 131 Now, when they faw the boldness of bewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Peter and John, and perceived that they chrift thonld sutler, he hath So fulfilled. were unlearned and ignorant men, they

19 5 Repent ye therefore, and be convert. marvelled; and they took knowledge of d, that your fins may be blotted out, when them, that they had been with Jef118. be times of refreshing thall come from the 14 And, bebolding the man which was presence of the Lord;

healed ftanding with them, they could say 20 And he thall send Jesus Christ, which nothing againit it. fore was preached unto you:

15 But wlien they had commanded them 21 Whom the heaven must receive until to go afide out of the council, they conferred be times of reftitution of all things, which among themselves, God lath [poken by the mouth of all his holy 16 saying, What shall we do to thefe men! rophets fince the world began..

for that indeed a notable miracle hath been For Moles truly said unto the fathers, A done by thein is manifeft to all them that Tophet hall the Lord your God raite up un- dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it. a Fou, of your brethren, like unto me; him 17 But that it spread no further among the hell ye hear in all things, whatsoever he shall peopie, let us itraitly threaten them, that they ** unto you.

Ipeak henceforth to no man in this name. :3

And it shall come to pass, that every 18 And they called them, and commanded ral which will not hear that Prophet shall be them not to speak at all, nor teach, is the Luttroyed from among the people.

name of Jelus. 24 Yea, and all the prophets froin Samuel, 19 But Peter and John answered and said sd those that foliow affer, as many as have unto them, whether it be right in the light maken, have likewife forecold of these days. of God to hearken unto you more than ento

15 Ye are the children of the prophets, God, judge ye. od of the covenant which Gor inade with 20 for we cannot but speak the things ar buthers, saying unto Abraham, And in which we have seen and heard, av feed wall all the kindreds of the carth be 21. So, wlien they had further threatenca tired.

them, they let them go, tinding ruthing 26 Into you first, God, having raised aplis how they might punish them, because of the

Jefus, fent him to bless you, in turning people: 'for all nex gloritied God for that to ay every one of you

from his iniquities. which was done. CH'AP. IV.

22 For the man was above forty years old The rulers imprijen Peter and fol.n. 8 Pelers ou whom this miracle of healing was thewed. folder'1 : 18 they are threatened.

231 And being let go, they went to their Nd as they pake unto the people, the own company, and reported all that the Jarietis, and the captain of the temple, chief priells and elders had said unto them. the Sadducees, came upon them, 24 And when they heard that, they lifted up Being gricyed that they taught the peo- their voice to God with one accord, and fais,

and preached througli jestis the refur. Lord, thon art God, which haft made heaven, ction from the dead.

and carth, and the fea, and all that in them is;

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25 Who by the mouth of thy fervant Da- of the Lord? Behold, the feet of them wbt! vid hatt said, why did the heathen rage, and have buried thy bulband are at the door. the people imagine vain things?

shall carry thee out. 26 The kings of the earth Hood up, and 10 Then fell the down straightway & the rulers were gathered together againt the feet, and yielded up the ghoft and the you Lord, and againit his Christ.

men came in, and found ber dead, and, cat 27 For of a truth, againt thy holy child rying her forth,

buried her by her husband Jesus, whom thou haft anointetl, both Herod 11 And great fear came upon ail and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and church, and upon as many as heard the the people of liracl, were gathered together, thinga.

28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy 12 9 And by the hands of the apoftlamat counsel determined before to be done. many signs and wonders wrought ameer

29 And now, Lord, behold their threaten. people; (and they were all wäh one acco, ines: and grant unto thy fervants, that with in Solomons porch. all boldness they may speak thy word, 13 And of the rett durft no man joint

20. Byttretching forth thine nd to heal; fell to them: but the people inagnited them and that figns and wonders may be done by 14 And believers were the more added the name of thy holy child Jesus.

the Lord, multitudes both of een and was 31 And when they had prayed, the men ;) place was shaken where they were allembled 15. Infomuch that they brought for together, and they were all filled with the fick

into the streets, and laid làce on bedst Holy Ghoft, and they (pake the word of God couches, that

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forne of the 32 And the multitude of them that be- 16 There camc also a multitudie sold lieved were of one heart and of one foul : cities round about unto Jerusalean, tiesa neither said any of them that ought of the fick folks, and them which were sexet things which he poffeffed was his own; but unclean fpirits: and they want bcaled crcay they had all things common.

one. 33 And with great power gave the apottles 17 1 Then the high prick rose up, and witness of the returrcdion

of the Lord Jesus; they that were with him, (which the and great grace was upon them all. of the sadeucces,) and were filled wil

34 Neither was there any among them that dignation, lacked; for as many as were poffeffors of 18 And laid their hands on the spec lands or loures sold them, and brought the and put them in the common price. prices of the thiogs that were sold,

19 But the angel of the Lord by 35 And laid them down at the apostles feet: opened the prison-doors, and brougti and distribution was made unto cvery man forth, and said, according as he had necd.

20 Go, fland and speak in the temple ta 36 And Jofes, who by the apoftles was fur. the people, all the words of the life. named Barnabas, (which is, being interpret. 2i And when they beard that, they are ed, 'The fon of confolation, a Levite, and of ed into the temple cariş is the morning, and the country of Cyprus,

taught. But the high priedi cams, der 37 Having land, fold it, and brought the that were with him, and called the cause money, and laid á at the apoftles feet. together, and all the fenate of the children CHAP. V.

of Israel, and sent to the prifon to batzte I Ananias and Sapphira fall doton dead. 19 brought. The apostles delivered by an angel.

22 But when the officers came, and toru B'apphird his wife, fora a poffeflion, Ut a certain man named Ananias, with them not in the prison, they retusa

told, 3 And kept back part of the price, his wife 23 Saying, The prison truly found we also being, privy to it, and brought a certain with all cafety, and the keeper anar part, and laid it at the apottles feet. without before the doors: but when we

3 But Peter Guid, Ananias, why hath Satan opened, we found no man within. filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghoft, and 24 Now when the high prieit, and to keep back part of the price of the land ! captain of the temple, and the chief

4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine heard these things, they doubte 4 d own and after it was told, was it not in whereinto this would grows thine own power? Why halt thou conceived 25 Then came one and told them, hay this thing in thine heart? thou bait not lied Behold, the men whoun yo ptar la pris unto men, but unto God.

standing in the temple, and teache 5 And Ananias, hearing these words, fell people. down, and gave up the ghoft: and great fear 28 Then went the captain with the came on all them that heard these things. cers, and brought then without a

6 And the young men arosc, wound him for they feared the people, let the up, and carried him out, and buried him. have been ttoned :)

7 And it was about the space of three 27 And when they had brought the hours after, when his wife, 'not knowing set them before the counci : and to what was done, came in.

priett alked them, 8 And Peter answered unte her, Tell me 28 Saying, Did nor we itsutely whether ye fold the land for so much? And you, that ye should not bcach to this the said, Yca, for so much.

and, bchold, ye have filled Jernia ica 9 Then Peter iaid unto her, How is it that your doctrine, and intend to bring aku se have agreed together to tempt the Spirit blood upon us.

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30 1 Then Peter, and the other apostles 6 Whom they let before the apostles: and, fwered, and said,' we ought torobey God when they had prayed, they laid their liando ther than men.

on thcm. 30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, 7 And the word of God increased; and hom ye few, and hanged on a tree: the number of thc disciples multiplied in

31 Him hath God exalted with his right Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of sod to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give the prietts were obedient to the faith. pentance to Israel, and forgiveness of lins. 8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, 31 And we are his witnelles of thefe did great wonders and miracles among the inge, and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom people. od hath given to them that obey him. 91 Then there arose certain of the syna. 139 When they heard that, they were cut goguc, which is called the synagogue of the the heerl, and took counsel to Day them. Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, 34 Then ttood there up one in the council, and of them of Cllicia, and of Asia, disputPharisee, named Gamaliel, a dođor of the ing with Stephen. , had in reputation among all the people, 10 And they were not able to refift the Id commanded to put the apoftles forth a wisdom and the spirit by which he fpake.

11 Then they luborned men, which said, 35 And Sald unto them, Ye men of Israel, We have heard him speak blasphcmous ke heed to yourselves what ye intend to words againit Mofes, and against God. as touching these men.

12 And they Mirred up the people, and 36 For before these days rose up Thendas, the elders, and the scribes, and caine upon afting himself to be somebody; to whom á him, and caught him, and brought him to mber of men, about four hundred, joined the council, tiselves : who was fain; and all, as many 13 And let up false witnesses, which said, obeyed him, were scattered, and brought This man ceareth not to speak blafphemous Dought.

words against this holy place, and the law. After this man rofe up Judas of Galilee, 14 For we have heard him say, That this the days of the taxing, and drew away Jesus of Nazareth fhall dettroy this place, ich people after him : he also perished and tall change the cuftoms which Morca all, ver as many as obeyed him, were delivered us. persed.

15 And all that sat in the council, looking 8 And now, I say unto you, Retrain from ftedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been fe men, and let them alone : for if this the face of an angel. sríel or this work be of men, it will come

CHAP. VII. hought :

i Stephen answereth to his accufation: $4 thay 1 But if it be of God, ye cannot over: Pone him to death. twit; left haply ye be found even to tight 'Hen said the high priest, Are these things A God.

fo? 12 And to him they agreed: and when 2 And he said, Mch, brethren, and fae y bad called the apoftles, and beaten them, thers, hearken; 'The God of glory appeared y commanded that they should not speak into our father Abraham, when he was in the

name of Jesus, and let them go. Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran, * And they departed from the presence 3 And said unto him, Get thee out of thy, tkc council, rejoicing that they were country, and from thy kindred, and come inted worthy to suffer thame for his name. into the land which I thall thew thee. 12 And daily in the temple, and in every 4 Then came he out of the land of the ife, they ceased not to teach and preach Chaldeans, and dwelt in Chartan: and froin ** Christ.

thence, when his father was clead, he removc H A P. VI.

ed hün into this land, wlierein ye now dwell. apeittes care for the poor, and preaching 5 And he gave him none inheritance in it, Percord. 5 Dracons chofen.

no, not so much as to let his foot on : yet he Nd in those days, when the aumber of promised that he would give it to hiin for a

the disciples was multiplied, there arose poffcflion, and to his feed after hiin, which urmuring of the Grecians againit the Horas yst he had no child.

3, becaule their widows were neglected 0 And God fpake on this wife, That his seca he daily miniftration.

hould sojourn in a strange land; and that Then the twelve called the multitude of they should bring them into bondage, and difciples unto them, and said, it is not entreat them cvil four hundred years. ut that we should leave the word of God 7 And the nation to whom they shall be 1crve tables.

in bondage will i judge, said God: and af. Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among ter that thall they come forth, and serve me leven men of honest report, full of the in this place.

Ghoft and wisdom, whom we may ap- 8 And lie gave him the covcnant of cirit rct this butigels.

cuincifion : and so Abrium begat Ifaac, and but we will give ourselves continually circumcifed him the ciklith day; and Ifaac I IMET, anul to the miniftry of the word. bezat Jacob; and Jacob beat the twelve pa

And thc saying, pleased the whole triarchs. tutade, and they chole Stephen, a man Andthe patriarchs,mwved withenvy,fold of faith and of the Holy Ghoit, and Joseph into Égypt: but God was with him, P. and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and 10 And delivered him out of all his ar.

m, and Parmenas, and Nicolas à pro- fictions, and gave him favour and wisdom -c of Antioch;

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30 And when they were coine up out of 19 And when he had received meaths på the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught ftrengthened. Then was Saul certzia dan away Philip, that the eunuch faw him no with the disciples which were a Damais more: and he went on his way rejoicing. 20 And #raightway he preached Christia

40 But Philip was found at Azotus: and, the synagogues, that he is the son of God. palling through, he preached in all the cities, 11 But all that heard kim wete animi till he came to Cefarea.

and said, is not this he that deftroved daten CHA P. IX.

which called on this name in Jerusalemu, ad Saul, going forward Damascus, is called to came hither for that intent, that he miget the apoftlenip; 18 is bnptized by Ananias, bring them bound unto the chief pricits! 20 and boldly preacheth Chrif..

22 But Saul increased the inare in strength, and Daughter againft the disciples of the mascus, proving that this is vet Chrit. Lord, went unto the high priett,

23 7 And after that many days were id2 And dcfired of him letters to Damascus to fillcd the Jews took counsel to kill him: the fynagogues, that if he found any of this 24 But their laying wait was known of way, whether they were inen or woinen, lic Saul; and they watched the gates days) might bring the bound unto Jerusalem. night to kill him.

3 And as he journeyed he came near Da- 25 Then the disciples took him by nice, mascus; and suddenly there sincd round and let hina down by the wait in a balet. about him a light from heaven:

26 And when said was come to Jerolles 4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a he alayed to join himself to the diidele: voice laying unto him, Saul, Saul, why per- but they were all afraid of him, and be secutest thou me!

ed not that he was a disciple. s And he said, who art thou, Lord ? And 27 But Barnabas took triin, and broektima the Lord faid, I am Jesus whom thou put to the apoftles, and declared into Llsem bar secuteft. It is hard for thee to kick againit he had ieen the Lord in the way, and that the pricks.

had spoken to him, and how he had pech. 6 And he, trembling and allonitnod, laid, ed boldly, at Damafcu in the named Jets Lord, what wilt thou lave moto do! And the 28 And he was with them coming in a Lord said unto him, Arift, and go into the ci- going out at Jerusalem. ty, and it ihall be told thee what thou mult do. 29. And he ipake boldly in the name of the

And the men which journcyed with lin Lord Jesus, and disputed again the Gre food speechless, hearing a voice, but lecing cians : but they went about to flay bio.

30 which wluen the brethren Km. they 8 And Saul arose from the earth: and when brought him down to Celarci, and karta liis eyes were opened he saw no man; but forth to Tartus. they led him by ihc hand, and brought him 31 Then had the churche rest throboch into Damafcus

all Judez, and Galilee, and Satrana, an wete And he was three days without fight, edified ; and, walking in the far ik and neither did eat nor drink.

Lord, and in the comion of the day Ghar 10 And there was a certain disciple at were inaltiplicu. Damascus, named Ananias; and to him laid 32 1 And it came to pass, as ter pod the Lord in a vition, Ananias. And lie fail, throughout all quarters, he came dowa ale Behold, I am kere, Lord.

to the faints which dwelt at lydda. 11 And the Lord said unto him, Arist, and 33 And there he found a certain rant go into the street which is called Straight, ed Eneas, which had kept histed delit your and enquire in the house of Judas for one and was sick of the pally. called Saul of Tarins: for, behold, he prayeth, 34 And Peter tak into lim, Enra, Joan

12 And hath seen in a vition a man named Cliriit maketh the whole : arik, and make Ananias coming it, and putting his hand on thy ived. And he arosc immaliately. him, that he might receive lis light.

35. And all that dweit at lydda and STC 13 Then Ananias anfwered, Lord, I harc faw him, and turned to the Lord. heard by inany of this man, how much evil 36 y Now there was at Juae a certain heiath done to thy saints at Jerufalem : ciple named Tabitha, wtuch, by fitte

14 And here he hath authority froni the tion, is called Dorcas: this woman wala chief priells to bind all that call on thy name. good works and alnisdeeds wlicha de

15 Kut the Lord said unto him, Go thy 37 And it came to país en ebole days way: for he is a chofen veici unto ine, to me was fick, and died: whom when they bear my name before the Gentiles, abu kings, wathed, they laid her in ag uppa din and the children of liraci:

38 And fóratımuch as Lydia was sitt 16 For I will itewhim how great things joypa, and the disciples had noin he must fullor for my wines fake.

ter was there, they ferit an. baru tib 17 And Ananias went his way, and enter- detiring him that he would 101 duay ed into the house; and puri ng is hands on to thun. him, faid, Brother Swi, the conteven Jesus 39 Then Peter arole, and went with that itj penced into thet in me way as isou wlien he was come, they bructent les can

hath sent me, that wou'miglitel to the upper chamber : and all the receive thy ligit, and be filled with the Holy stood by hit Weeping aid there Ghou.

and garments wbiui Dorcas molde were 13 and immuiatey there fell from his was with them. ere ait ka beer flex; sud be received 40 Put l'era rót the al torta tiglit forth with, and arose, and was baptized : kneclcd down and prayed; and, tura

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to the body, faid, Tabitha, arisc. And the 20 Arife, therefore, and get thce down, cpened her eyes and when the faw Peter and go with them, doubting nothing; for I the fat up:

have rent them. 41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her 21 Then Peter went down to the men ap; and when he had called the laints and which were sent unto him from Cornelius, widows, he presented her alive,

and said, Behold, I ain he whom ye seek ; 4. And it was known throughout all Jop- what is the cause wherefore ye are come? påin 43 And it cảme to pass, that he tarried ma- a juft man, and one

that feareth God, and ny days in Soppa with one Simon a tanner. of good report among all the nation of the CHAP. X.

Jews, was warned from God by an holy an. 1 Cornelius fendeth for

Peter. 34. Peter gel to send for thee into his house, and tu preacheth. 44. The Holy Gho? Jalleth on hear words of thee. flower hearers: 48 they are baptized.

23 Then called he them in, and lodged Thealed corneliusa in centurion Cerarthe way with them, and certain brethrene from "Here was man , them.

the band called the Italian band,

Joppa accompanied him. 21 devout man, and one that scared God 24 And the morrow after they entered with all his house, which gave much alins into Celarca. And Cornelius waited for to the peopie, and prayed to God alway: them, and had called together his kinsmer

3 He Law in a vision evidently, about the and near friends. ninth hour of the day, an angel of God com- 25 And as Peter was coming in, Cornelips ing in to him, and faying unto him, Cornelius. met him, and fell down at his fcet, and

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when he looked on him he was worthipped him. siraid, and faid, What is it, Lord? And he 26_But Pcter took him up, saying, Stand tid unto him, Thy prayers and thine alıns up; I myself also ain a man. are come up for a memorial before God. 27 And as he talked with him lic went in,

5 And now send inen to Joppa, and call and found many that were come together. or one Simon, whose surname is Peter; 28 And he said unto them, Ye know how 6 He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, . that it is an unlawful thing for a man that whole house is by the sea-side: he shall tell is a Juw to keep company, or come unto hee what thou oughtcft to do.

one of another nation but God hath thew. 1 And when the angel which spake unto ed me that I should not call any man com

nelius was departed, he called two of mon or unclean. ur household servants, and a devout soldier 29 Therefore came I unto you without

them that waited on him continually; gainfaying, afsoon as I was sent tor: I ask, $ And when he had declared all these therefore, for what intent ye have sent for

me? Einge unto , 9 On the morrow, as they went on their 30 And Cornelius said, four days ago I

mncy, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter was fafting until this hour; and at the ninth ent up upon the house-top to pray, about hour I prayed in my hone, and, behold, a Se fixth hour.

man itood before ine in bright clothing, 10 And he became very hungry, and 31 And said, Cornclius, thy prayer is ould have eaten; but, while they made heard, and tñine alms are had iti reinein. ady, he fell into a trance,

brance in the light of God. And saw heaven opened, and a certain 32 send therefore, to Joppa, and call hitrei descending unto him, as it had been ther Simon, whose furnaine is Peter; lie is "reat sheet knit at the sour corners, and fodged in the house of one Sinon a tanner, dawn to the earth;

by the sex-lide; who, when he cometh, 12 wherein were all manner of four- ' fhiall speak onto thee. oted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, 33 Linmediately therefore, I sent to thee; d creeping things, and fowls of the air. and thou haft well done that thou art come. 13 And there came a voice to him, Rife, Now therefore, are we all here present beces; kill and eat.

fore God, to hear all things that are com** But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for 1 manded thee of God, ve never eaten any thing that is common 34 I. Then Peter opened his mouth, and onclean.

faid, Of a truth I perceive that God is no 5 And the voice spake unto him again. refpeder of persons: fecond time, What God hath cleanled, 35. But in every nation he that feareth call not thou common.

him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted 6 This was done thrice: and the veffel with hiin. received up again into heaven

36 The word which God fent unto the Now, while Peter doubted in himself children of !rael, preaching peace by Jelus it this vifion-whicly he had seen thould Chrift; (he is Lord of all;) en, behold, the men which were fent 37 "That word, I say, ye know, which

Cornelius had made enquiry for și. was published throughout all Judea, and 7 house, and tlood before the gate, began from Galilee, alter the baptisn, which

And called, and alked whether Simon, John preached; ch was surnamed 'Peter, were lodged 38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazarch

with the Holy Ghost, and with power; who While Peter thought on the vision, went about doing good, and healing all that Epirit said unto him, Belold, three men were oppreflcd of the devil: for God was thce.

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