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THE ACTS. The apostles ezamired. 46 And they, continuing daily with through ignorance ye did it, as did one accord in the temple, and break- also your rulers. ing bread front house to house, did eat 18 But those things, which God be their meat with gladness and singleness fore bad shewed by the mouth of all oi bear!,

bis prophets, that Christ should sutier 47 Praising God, and having favour he hath so fulfilled. with all the people. And the Lord 19 Repent ye therefore, and be conadied to the church daily such as verted, that your sins may be blotted should be saved.

out, when the times of refreshing shall CHAP. II.

come from the presence of the Lord; Now Peter and John went up to 90 and he sball send Jesus Cbist,

gether into the temple at the bour which before was preached unto you: of prayer, being the ninth hour.

21 W bom the heaven must receive And a certain man laine from his until the times of restitution of all mother's womb was carried, whom things, which God haih spoken by the they laid daily at the gate of the tem- mouth of all his holy prophets since ple wach is called Beautiful, to ask the world began. Alins of them that entered into the 22 For Moses truly said unto the temple :

fathers, A Prophet shall the Lon 3 Who seeing Peter and John about your God raise up unto you of your to go into the temple asked an alms. brethren, like unto me ; bim shali ye

4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon hear in all things whatsoever be shall him with Jobo, said, Look on us. say unto you.

5 And he gave heed unto them, 23 And it sball come to pass, that expecting to receive something of every soul, which will not hear that them.

Prophet, shall be destroyed from 6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold among the people. have I none; but such as I have, give 24 Yea, and all the prophets from I thee : In the name of Jesus Christ of Samuel, and those that follow after Nazareth, ise up and walk.

as many as bave spoken, have likewise 7 And he took him by the right foretold of these days. band, and lifted him up: and imme 25 Ye are the children of the pro. diately his feet and ancie-bones re- pbets, and of the covenant which God ceived strength.

inade with our fathers, saying unito 8 And he, leaping up, stood, and Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the waiked, and entered with tiem into kindreds of the earth be blessed. the temple, walking, and leaping, and 20 Unto you first, Cod, having raised praising God.

up his Son Jesus, serit bun to bless you, 9 And all the people saw him walk-in turning away every one of you liom ing and praising God :

his iniquities. 10 And ibey knew that it was he

CHAP. IV. which sat for alus at, the Beautici AND as they spake unto the people: ivith wonder and amazenient at that teinple, and the Sadducees, came upon which had happened unto him. then,

11 And as ide lame man which was ? Being grieved that they taught healed heli Peter and Jolin, ali the the people, and preached tbrough Jepeople ran together unto then i thesus the resurrection from the dead. porch that is called Solomon's, greatly 3 And they laid hands on them, wondering.

and put them in hoki unto the next 19 And when Peter saw it, he an- Jayror it was now even-ride, swered unto the people, Ye men of 4 How beit, many of them which Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why heard te word believed ; and the look ye so earnestly on us, as though number of the men was about five by our own power or holiness we bad thousand. niade this man to walk

5 And it came to pass on the more 13 The God of Abraham, and of row, that their rulers, and elders, and Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our scribes, fathers, bath glorified his Son Jesus; 6 And Annas the high priest, and whom ye delivered up, and denieri him Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander; in the presence of Pilate, when he was and as inany as were of the kindred determined to let him go.

of tbe high priest, were gathered to14 But ye denied the Holy One and gether at Jerusalem. the Just, and desired a murderer to be 7. And when tbey had set them in the granted unto you;

midst, they asked. By what power, or 15 And killed 'the Prince of life, by what naine, have ye done this whom God hash raised from the dead ; 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy wbereof we are witnesses.

Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of 16 And his name, through faith in the people, and elders of Israel, his name, hath made this man strong, 9 If we this day be examined of the whom ye see and know: yea, the good deed done to the impotent man, faith which is by hun hath given him by what means he is made whole ; this perfect soundness in tbe presence 10 Be it known unto you all, and of you a!!.

to all the people of Israel, that by the And now, brethren, I wot that i name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,

The apostles threatenea.

CHAP. V. Ananias and Sapphire whom ye crucified, whom Gon raised , vants, that with all Soldness they may Srom the dead, even by bim doth this speak thy word, inan stand here beiore you whole. 30 By stretching forth thine hand

11 This is the stone which was set to heal; and that signs and wonders at nought of you builders, which is be- may be done by the name of thy boly i come the head of tbe corner.

cbild Jesus. 12 Neither is there salvation in any 31 And when they had prayed, the other for there is none otber namé place was shaken where they were asunder heaven given among men,where- sembled together; and they were all by we must be saved.

filled with the Holy Ghost, and they 13. Now, when they saw the bold spake

the word of God with boldness. ness of Peter and John, and percensed that they were unlearned and ignorant believed were of one heart and of one men, they marvelled ; and they took soul: neither said any of them that knowledge of thein, tha: tbcy had been aught of the things which be possessed with Jesus.

was his own; but they had all things 14 And beholding the man which common. was healed standing with chem, they 33 And with great power gave the could say nothing against it.

apostles witness of the resurrection of 15 But, when they had coinmanded the Lord Jesus: and great grace was them to go aside out of the council, upon them all. they conferred among themselves, 34 Neither was there any among

16 Saying, What shall we do to these them that lacked for as many as were men for that indeed a notable mira possessors of lands or houses sold tbem, cle hath been done by them is manifest and brought the prices of the ibings to all them that dwell in Jerusalem, that were sold, and we cannot deny it.

35 And laid them down at the apos17 Cut, that it spread no further tles' feet: and distribution was made among the people, let us straitly unto every man according as he had tireaten them, that they speak hence needl. forth to no man in this name.

36 And Joses, who hy the apostles 18 And they called theul, and com- was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, manded then not to speak at all, nor being igle preted, The son of consola. teach in the name of Jesus.

tion, a Levite, and of the country of 19 But Peter and John answered and Cyprus, said unto thein, Whether it be rigbt in 37 Having land, sold it, and brought the sight of God to hearken unto you the money, and laid it at the apostles' more than unto God, judge ye.

feet. 20 For we cannot but speak the things

CHAP. V. which we have seen anii heard... BUT a certain man narhed Ananias,

21 So, when they had further threat with Sapphira bis wile, sold a por ened them, they let them go, finding session, nothing bow they might punish them, 2 And kept back part of the price, because of the people : for all men his wile also being privy to it, and floritied God for that which was done. brought a certain part, and laid it a:

22 For the man was above 10t the apostles' leet. years old on whom this miracle of 3 Bat l'eter said, Ananias, why hath beaning was showed.

Satan fiiled thine heart to lie to the 23 And, being let go, they went Roly Ghost, and to keep back part of to their own coinpany, and reported the price of the land? all that the chiet priests and elders 4 'While it remained, was it no: tad sard unto thein.

thine own and aiter it was sold, was 94 and wen they heard that, they ll not in thine own power why hart liftet up their voke to God with one trou conceived this thing in thine accord, and said, Lurd, thou art God, heart! thou hast not lied unto men, which hast made heaven, and earth, but unto God. and the set, anni all that in them is : 5 And Ananias hearing these words,

o Who, by the mouth of thy servant fell down, and gave up the ghost: and David hast said, why did the heathen great rear came on all them that heard rage, and the people imagine vain these things.

6 And the young men arose, wound 26 The kings of the earth stood up, hiir "P, and carried lum out, and and the rulers were gathered toge buried him ther against the Lord, and against his 7 And it was about the space of Christ.

three hours after, when his wife, not 97 For of a truth, against thy holy knowing what was done, came in. child Jesus, whom ibow hast anointed, & And Peter answered unto ber, Tell buth Herod and Pontius Pilate, with me whether ve sol the and for so the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, much. And she said, Yea, for su much. were thered together,

9 Then Peter said unto her, How 1$ 29 For to do whatsoever thv band it ihet vetave agreed together to tempt and thy counsel detennined before to the Spirit of the Lord beholt, the be done.

feet of them which hare buried thy 29 And now, Lord, hebold their husband are at the door, and shaii cains treatening and grannt unto thy ser- thee out.

The apostles imprisone.

THE ACIS.

Gamtlich's CPNS 10 Then fell she down straightway this name? and, bebold ye have filled &t his feet, and yielded up the ghost: Jerusalemn with your doctrine, and And the young men came in, and found intend to bring this man's blood her dead, and carrying her forth, buried upon us. her by her husband.

99 € Theri Peter and the other apos11 And great fear came upon all the tles answered and said, we ought to church, and upon as many as beard obey God rather than men. ihese things.

30 The God of our fathers raised up 12 Anit hy the hands of the apostles Jesus, wbom ye slew and hanged on a were many signs and wonders wrought tree. itmong the people; (and they were all 31 Ilim hath God exalted witb bis with one accordi in Solomon's porch. right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour,

13 And of the rest durst no man join for to give repentance to Israel, and himself to them: but the people mag- forgiveness oi sirs Tutied thein.

32 And we are his witnesses of these 14 And believers were the more things ; and so is also the Holy Ghost, added to the Lord, multitudes both of whoin God hath given to them that Dien and women.)

obey him. 15 losomuch that they brought forth 33 9 When they heard that, they the sick into the streets, and laid then were cut to the heart, and took counsel on beds and couches, that at the least to say thera). the shadow of Perer passing by night 34 Then stood there up one in the overshadow some of them.

concil, a Pharisee, named Ganzel, 16 There came also a multitudo out a doctor of the law, had in reputation of the cities round about unto Jerusa- among all the people, and cominanded Jemn, bringing sick folks, and thein to put the apostles forth a little space; which were vexed with unclean spirits: 35 And said unto them, Ye men of and they were healed every one. Israel, take 'beed to yourselves, what

17 Then the high priest rose up, and ye intend to do as touching these meo. all they that were with him, which 36 For before these days rose up is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were Theudas, boasting bimself to be somefilled witb indignation,

body ; to whom a Qumber of men, 18 And laid their hands on the apos- about four hundred, joined themtles, and put them in the common selves : who was slain; and all, as Prison.

many as obeyed bim, were scattered 19 But the angel of the Lord by night and brought to nought. opened the prison-doors, and brought 37 After this man rose up Judas of then forth, and said,

Galilee, in the days of the taxing, and 20 Go, stand and speak in the tem- drew away much people after him : he ple to the people all the words of this also perished ; and all, even as many life.

as obeyed him, were dispersed. 21. And when they heard that, they 38 And now I say unto you, Refraia entered into the temple early in the from these men, and let thein alone : morning, and taught. But the high for if this counsel or this work be of priest came, and they that were with men, it will come to nought bim, and called the council together, 39 But if it be of God, ye cannot and all the senate of the children of overthrow it ; lest haply ye be found Israel, and sent to the prison to bave even to fight against God. them brought.

40 And to bim they agreed: and 22 But when the officers came, and when they had called the apostles, and found them not in the prison, they re- beaten them, they commanded that turned, and told,

they should not speak in the name of 23 Saying, The prison truly found Jesus, and let them go. we shut with all safety, and the keep 41 And they departed from the ers standing without before the doors; presence of the council, rejoicing that but when we had opened, we found no they were counted worthy to suffer man within.

shame for his name. 94 Now when the high priest, and 42 And wailt in the temple, and in the captain of the temple, and the every house, they ceased not to teach chief priests, heard tbese things, they and preach Jesus Christ. doubted of then whereunto this would

CHAP. II. grow. 25. Then came one and told them, And in those days, when the num.

ber of the disciples was multiplied, saying, Behold, the men whom ye put there arose a murmuring of the Grein prison are standing in the temple, cians against the lebiews, because and teaching the people.

their willows were neglected in the 26 The went tbe captain with the daily ministration. officers, and brought them without . Then the twelve called the multiviolence ; for they seared the people, tude of the disciples anto ilem, and Jest the should have been stoned. sud, it is not reason that we should

27 And when they had brought leave the word of God, and serve them, they set them before the countables. cil: and the high priest asked them, 3 Wherefore, brethren, ion's re out

99 Saying, Did not we stiaily com among you seren en of honestler, mind you, that ye should best teach ir full of the Holy Ghost ani w ludoth

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Stcpher, being accused,

CHAP. VII.

OnScrech for himself. whom we may appoint over this bus his seed should sojourn in a strange 610ess.

and ; and that they should bring them 4 But we will give ourselves continu- into bondage, and entreat theni evil ally to prayer, and to the ministry of four hundred years. the word.

7 And the na:ion to whom they sha!! 5 Aud the saying pleased the whole be in bondage will I judge, said God multitude ; and they chose Stephen, a and after that shall they come forth, sinnefull of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and serve me in this place and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nica 8 And he gave him the covenant of nor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and circuincision : and so Abraham begat Nicolas, a proselyte of Antioch: Isaac, and circumcised him the eightà

o Whom they set before the apostles: Jay; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jaand when they had prayed, they laid cob begat the twelve patriarchs. their hands on them.

9 And the patriichs, moved with 7 And the word of God increased ; ervy, sold Joseph intó Egypt : but and the nuinber of the disciples tultiGod was with bin, plied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great 10 And delivered him out or all his company of the priests were obedient afflictions, and gave him favour and to the faith.

wisdom n the sight of Pharaoh king 8 And Stephen, full of faith and oi Egypt ; and he made hun governor power, did great wonders and miracies over Egypt and all his house. among the people.

11 Now there camp a dearth overall 9 Then there arose certain of the the land of Egypt and Chanaan, and synagogue, which is called the syna-great affliction and our fathers found gogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, no sustenance. and Alexandrians, and of thein o! Ci 12 But when Jacob beard that there licia and of Asia, disputing with was curn in Egypt, he sent out our Stephen.

fathers first. 10 And they were not able to resist 13 And at the second time Joseph the wisdom and the spirit by which was made known to his brethren; and he spake.

Joseph's kindred was made known 1 Then they suborned men, which unto Pharaoh.. said, We have heard him speak blas it Then sent Joseph, and called his phemous words against Moses, and father Jacob to hiin, and all his kio. against God.

dred, threescore and tiiteen souls. 19 And they stirred up the people, 15 So Jacob went down into Egypi, and the elders, and the scribes, and and died, lie, and our fathers; came upon him, and caught him, and 16 And were carried over into Sybrought him to the council,

chem, and laid in the sepulchre that 13 And set up false witnesses, which Abraham bought for a sum of money said, This man ceaseth not to speak of the sons oi Emnior, the fatier o? blasphemous words against this holy Sychem. place, and the law.

17 But when the time of the proinise 14 For we have heard him say, that drew nigh, which God had sworn to this jesus of Nazareth shall destroy Abrabam, the people grew and murthis place, and shall change the cus-tiplied in Egypt, toms which Moses delivered us.

18 Till another king arose, which 15 And all that sat in the council, knew not Joseph. looking steadfastly on him, saw his 19 The same dealt subtilly with our face as it had been the face of an kindred, and evil-entreated our fathers, angel.

so that they cast out their young CHAP. VII.

children, to the end they might not THEN said the high priest, Are live. these things so

20 In which time Moses was bord, 2 And he said, Men, brethren, and and was exceeding fair, and nonfathers, hearken ; The God of glory rished up in his father's house three appeared unto our father Abrahan, months : when he was in Mesopotamia, before 21 And when he was cast out, Phabe dwelt in Charran,

raoh's daughter took him up, and nou. 3 And said unto him, Get thee out rished hiin for her own son. of thy country, and from thy kindred, 29 And Moses was learned in all the and come into the land which I shall wisdom of the Egyptians, and was shew thee.

mighty in words and in deeds. 4 Then came he out of the land of 23 And when he was full forty years the Chaldeans, and dwelt in Charran : old, it came into his heart to visit his and from thence, when his father was brethren, the children of Israel. dead, he removed him into this land, 24 And seeing one of them suffer wherein ye now dwell.

wrong, be defended him, and avenged 5 And he gave him none inheritance him that was oppressed, and sinole in it, no, not so much as to set his the Egyptian : foot on : yet be promised that he 45 For he supposed his brethren would give it to him for a possession, I would have understood how that God and to his seed after him, when as yet | by his hand would deliver them : but be had no child.

they understood not. & And God spake on this wise, that 26 And the next day, he skewed

The history of Israel.

THE ACTS.

Stephen Amca. hiinself unto them as they strove, and 43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of would have set them at one again, Moloch, and the star of your god saying, Sirs, ye are brethren ; wby do Remphan, figures which ye made a ye wrong one to another?

worship them: and I will carry you 27 But be that did his neighbour away beyond Babylon. wrong thrust biin away, saying, Who 44 Our fathers had the tabernacle o made tbee a ruler and a judge over us witness in the wilderness, as be hra

28 Wilt thou kill me, as Ibou didst appointed, speaking unto Moses, t'et the Egyptian yesterday!

he sbou.d make it according to the 29 Then fled Moses at this saying, fashion that he had seen : ar:d was a stranger in the land of M. 45 Which also our fathers that cams dian, where he begat two sons. after brought in with Jesus into the

30 And when forty years were ex- possession of the Gentiles, whom God pired, there appeared to him, in the drave out before the face of our fathers, wilderness of mount Sina, an angel of unto the days of David ; che Lord in a flame of fire in a bush. 45 Who found favour before God,

31 Wben Moses saw it, he wondered and desired to find a tabernacle for the at the sight ; and, as he drew near to God of Jacob. behold it, the voice of the Lord came 47 But Solomon built him an bouse. unto him,

48 Howbeit, the Most High dwelleth 32 Saying, I am the God of thy fa- not in temples made with bands; as thers, the God of Abraham, and the saith the prophet, God of Isaac, and the God 'o. Jacob. 49 Heaven is iny throne, and easti Tben Moses trembled, and durst notis iny footstool : what house will ye bebold.

build me? saith the Lord; or what is 33 Then said the Lord to him, Put the place of my rest? off thy shocs from thy feet: for the 50 Hath not my hand made all these place where thou stándest is holy things? ground

51 [ Ye stiff-necked and uncircum. 34 I bave seen, I have seen the cised in heart and ears, ye do always atidiction of my people which is in resist the Holy Ghost : as your fathers Egypt, and I have heard their groan- did, so do ye. ins, aod ani come down to deliver 52 Which of the prophets bare not them. And now come, I will send your fathers persecuted and they thee into Egypt.

have slain them which shewed before 35 This Moses, whom they refused, of the coming of the Just One ; of saying, Woo made thee a ruler and a whom ye have been now the betrayers Judge the same did God send to be and murderers : a ruler and a deliverer, by the band of 53 Who have received the law by the angel which appeared to him in the disposition of angels, and bave not the bush.

kept it 36 He brought them out, after that 54 & When they heard these things, he had sbewed wonders and signs in they were cut to the heart, and they the land of Egypt, and in the Red Sea, guashed on bim with their teeth. and in the wilderness forty years. 55 But be, being full of the Holy

37. This is that Moses which said host, looked up steadfastly into be unto the children of Israel, A Propbes ven, and saw the glory of God, and spall the Lord your God raise up unto Jesus standing on the rigbt band of you of your brethren, like unto me; God, oun shali ye hear.

56 And said, Behold, I see the hea38 This is be that was in the church vens opened, and the Son of man in the wilderness with the angel wbich standing on the right hand of God. spake to him in the mount Sina, and 57 Then they cried out with a loud with our fathers : wbo received the voice, and stopped their ears, and ran lively oracies to give unto us

upon bim with ore accord, 39 To wbom our fathers would not 58 And cast him out of the city, obey, but thrust him from them, and and stoned him : and the witnesses on their bearts turned back again into laid down their clothes at a young Egypt,

man's feet, whose name was Saul. 40 Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods 59 And they stoned Stephen, calling to go before us : for as for this Moses, upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, which brought us out of the land of receive my spirit. Egypt, we wot not what is becoine 60 And he kneeled down, and cried

with a loud voice, Lord, Jay not tbts 41 And they made a calf in those sin to their charge. And when he had days, and offered sacrifice unto the said this, he fell asleep. idol and rejoiced in the works of their

CHAP. VII. own hands. 42 Then God turned, and gave them. Anlea Saul was consenting unto bis

at up to worship the lost of heaven; a great persecution against the church as it is writien in the book of the which was at Jerusalemn; and they prophets, 9 ye house of Israel, have were all scattered abroad' througbour ve offered to ine siain beasts and sacri- the regions of Judea and Samaria, ex aces by the space of forty years in the cept the apostles. Wilderness

* And devout mea carried Stephen

of nim.

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