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9 The ACTS. of the APOSTLE S.
c H A P. 1.

18 Now, this man purchased a field with Appetition of part of Chriis hiftory after his the reward of iniquity; and falling head: paftor. 9 of his afcenfion.

long, he burft asunder in the midft, and all THE former crcatife have I made, his bowels guthed out. O Theophilus, of all that Jesus be

19 And it was known unto all the dwellgan both to do and teach,

ers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is

Aceldama, aken up, after that he ihrough the Holy that is to say, The field of Ghoft bad given commandments unto the

20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, apoftles whom he had chosen;

Let his habitation he defolate, and let no 3 To whom also he dhewed himself alive man dwell therein: and, His bithoprick let ter luis paffion by many infallible proofs,

another take. being seen of them forty days, and speaking companied with us

21 Wherefore, of these men which have of the things pertaining to the kingdom of Lord Jesus went in and out among us,

the time that the God: 4 And, being assembled together with

22 Beginning from the baptism of John, home, commanded them that they should unto that same day that he was taken up Rot depart from Jerusalem, but wait for from us, muft one be ordained to be a wito the promise of the Father, which, faith he, ness

with us of his resurrealion. ye have heard of me.

23. And they appointed two, Joseph called 5 For John trily baptized with water ; but Barrabas, who was surnamed Juhtus, and

Matthias. ye dhall be haptized with the Holy Ghoti not many days hence,

24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, o When they therefore, were come to which koowelt the hearts of all men, theiv wilt shou

at this time refiore again the king: try and apoflethip, from which Judas by Fother, they alked of him, saying, Lord, whether of these two thou hatt


25 That he may take part of this minidom to Ifracl ?

And he faid unto them, It is not for you tranfgreflion fell, that he might go to his to know the times, or the fearons, which the own place. Father hath put in his own power.

20 And they gave forth their lots: and the But ye hall receive power, after that lot fell upon Matthias ; and he was number the Holy Ghoft is come upon you and ye

ed with the eleven apottles. thall be witnesses unto me, both in Jerufa.

CHA P. II. lem, and in all Judca, and in Samaria, and The apostles, filled with the Holy Ghoft, Jpealt unta the uttermost part of the earth.

divers languages. while they bebeld, he the men

hepaints A come, they were all with one accord in clood received him out of their tiglit. one place.

10 ! And while they looked ffedfaftly to * And suddenly there came a found from ward hcaven as he went up, behold, two heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and if cara itood by them in white apparel ;

filled all the house where they were fitting. 11 Which also faid, Ye men of Galilee, 3 And there appeared unto them cloven why tand ye gazing up into heaven?

This congues, like as of fire, and it sat upon each fame Jcfus, which is taken

up from you into of them : heaven, thall fo come in like manner as ye 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Elave feen hitin go into heaven.

Ghott, and began to speak with other tongues, 1. Then returned they unto Jerusalem, as the Spirit gave them utterance. from the mount called Olivet, which is from 5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jerusalem a fabbath-days journey.

Jews, devout men, out of every nation unAnd when thcy were come in, they der leaven. *ent up into an upper room, wliere abode 6 Now, when this was noited abroad, the oth Peter, and James, and john, and An- multitude came together, and were cos. rew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, founded, becaule that every man heard them nd Matthew, Jainez, the fon of Alpheus and speak in his own language. lircon Zelotes, and Judas, the brother of 7 And they were all amazed, and marvel

led, saying one to another, Behold, are not 14 Thcfe all continned with one accord all these which speak Galileans?

prayer and fupplication, with the woo 8 And how hear we every man in our own ra, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and tongue, wherein we were born? ith his brethren,

© Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and 15 And in thofe days Peter ttood up in the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea, be made of the duciples, and said, the and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Afia, alver of the names together were about 10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and bundred and twenty.)

in the parts of Lybia' about Cyrene, and 16 Men and brethren, 'This fcripture muft ftrangers of Rome, Jews and profelytes, med lave heen fulfilled, which the lloly 11 Cretes, and Arabians, we ur licar them hoft, "y the mouth di David spake before fpeak in our tongues the wonderful works of meeming Judas, which was guide to them God. 1st took Jerus.

12 And they were an amazed, and were 17 For he was numbered with us, and had in doubt, kylng one to another, What stained part of this tninitry.

meaneth this

13 Others mocking, faid, Thefe men are 34 For David is not afcended into the befull of new wine.

vens: but he faith himself, The Lost ad 14 1 But Peter, ftanding up with the ele- unto my Lord, Sit thou op my right hand. ven, lifted up luis voice, and laid unto them, 35 Until I make thy foes thy fooditas Ye men of Judea, and all ye that dwell at 3. Therefore let all the house of Israel Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and know allacedly, that God hath made thu hearken to my words:

Same Jesus, whom ye have crucifica, both 15 For these are not drunken,

as ye suppose, Lord and Chrilt. fccing It is but the third hour of the day. 37 1 Now, when they heard this, they

16 But this is that which was spoken by were pricked in their heart, and fai mata the prophet Joel;

Peter, and to the rest of the apoitics, Mea 17 And it shall coine to pass in the latt and brethren, what fhall we do? days, (faith God,) I will pour out of my Spi- 38 Thcu Peter said unto them, Repent, rit upon all tleh : and your fona and your be baptized every one of you in the named daughters shall prophely, and your young Jesus Chrift, for the remittion of fics, and yo men thall fce vitions, and your old men thali ihall receive the gift of the Holy Ghott dream dreams :

39 For the proinise is unto you, and 13 18 And on my servants, and on my hand- your children, and to all that are afar af, maidens, I will pour out in those days of iny even as many as the Lord our God balai Spirit, and they shall prophesy :

40 And with many other word did ise te 19 And I will thew wonders in heaven tify and exhort, saying, Save your ne above, and signs in the earth beneath ; from this untoward generation. blood, and tire, and vapour of (moke: 41 9 Then they that gladly received the

20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, word were baptized : and the fame day thers and the moon into blood, before that great were added wnio then about three thailand and notable day of the Lord come:

fouls. 21 And it shall come to pass, that whoso 42. And they continued stedfaidy in the ever shall call on the name of the Lord fhall apolles do&rinc and fellowthip, andbe faved.

breaking of bread, and in prayers. 22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words ; 43 And fear came upon cvery soul and Jelus of Nazareth, a man approved of God many wonders and figns were done be the among you, by miracles, and wonders, and apostles. signs, which God did by him in the midit of 44 And all that believed were tagetaer, you, as ye yourselves also know :

and had all things common; 23 Him, being delivered by the determi 45 And fold their poffetfions and goods kate counfel and forek sowicdge of God, ye and parted them to all that, as every wa have taken, and by wicked hands have crua had need. cified and flain;

46 And ti y continuing daily with me 24 Whom God hath raifed up, having accord in the temple, and breaking bees loosed the pains of death: becaufe it was no: from house to house, did ear their incat ponible that he thould be holden of it. gladncis and fingleness of heart;

25 For Darsid (peaketh concerning him, I 47 Prailin God, and having favor w foresaw the Lord always before my face; for all the people. And the Lord added we he is on my right hand, that I should not be church daily ftuch as thould be saved. moved:

CHAP. I. 26 Thereforc did my heart rejoice, and 1 F'Her and Foku retare a lamu... 19 my tongue was glad ; morcover also, my people are excharted to repentance. tein thali reti in lope: 37 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in Niw. Peter and John went up together

into the temple at the hour of pays. hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine lioly One being the ninth hour. to fee corruption.

z And a certain man, lame from his e28 Thou haft made known to me the ways chers womb, was carried, whom they bil of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with daily at the gate of the temple which se Thy countenance.

ed Beautiful, to ask alms of them that 20 Men and brethren, let me freely speak ed into the temple; anto you of the patriarch Davidl, that he is 3 Who seeing Peter and Jobe abeut to both dead and buried, and his fepulchre is into the temple, alked an alms. with us unto this day.

4 And Peter fastening his eyes tipo 30 'therefore being a prophet, and know. with Jolin, said, Look on us. ing that God had sworn with an oath to hin, 5 And he gave heed unto them, exdim that of the fruit of his loiaspaccording to to receive fomething of them. the Merh, he would raise up Cliritt to fit on 6 Then Peter Laid, Sileer and gold tar his throne:

none; but fuck as I have give I the 31 He, seeing this before, fpake of the re. name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, dies furrection of Christ, that his fout was not left walk. in hell, neither kis icih did fee corruption. 7 And he took hinn by the right hatar

32 This Jesus hath God raised up, wbercof lifted him up; and immediately his for we all are witneles.

ancio-bones received ftrength. 33 Therefore, being by the right hand & And be leaping p, thood and sa God exalted, and having reccivcil of the aid entered with them into the Father the promise of the Holy Ghoit, he walking, and leaping, and praitio hath thed forth this, which ye riow (ec and And all the people faw link bear.

and praiting God:

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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;

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

at the least the thadow of Pret with boldness.

by inight overibadow

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;

in the light of Pharaol king of Egypt: and

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