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Peter and Jolm:

are imprisoned. fed his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, 3 And they laid hands on them, and put and denied him in the presence of Pilate, them in hold unto the next day: for it was when he was determined to let him go. now eventide.

14 But ye denied the Holy One and the 4 Howbeit many of them which heard the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted word believed ; and the number of the men unto you;

was about five thousand. 15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God 5 ? And it came to pass on the morrow, hath raised from the dead; whereof we are that their rulers, and elders, and scribes, witnesses.

6 And Annas the high priest, and Caia16 And his name through faith in his phas, and John, and Alexander, and as name hath made this man strong, whom many as were of the kindred of the high ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem. him hath given him this perfect soundness 7 And when they had set them in the in the presence of you all.

midst, they asked, By what power, or by 17 And now, brethren, I wot that through what name, have ye done this? ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers. 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, 18 But those things, which God before had said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, elders of Israel, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled. 9 If we this day be examined of the good

19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, deed done to the impotent man, by what that your sins may be blotted out, when the means he is made whole; times of refreshing shall come from the pre- 10 Be it known unto you all, and to all sence of the Lord;

the people of Israel, that by the name of 20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, before was preached unto you:

whom God raised from the dead, cven by bim 21 Whom the heaven must receive until doth this man stand here before you whole. the times of restitution of all things, which 11 This is the stone which was set at God hath spoken by the mouth of all his nought of you builders, which is become the holy prophets since the world began.

head of the corner. 22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up for there is none other name under heaven unto you of your brethren, like unto me; given among men, whereby we must be him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever saved. he shall say unto you.

13 I Now when they saw the boldness of 23 And it shall come to pass, that every Peter and John, and perceived that they soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall were unlearned and ignorant men, they marbe destroyed from among the people.

velled; and they took knowledge of them, 24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel that they had been with Jesus. and those that follow after, as many as have 14 And beholding the man which was spoken, have likewise foretold of these days. healed standing with them, they could say

25 Yé are the children of the prophets, nothing against it. and of the covenant which God made with 15 But when they had commanded them to our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in go aside out of the council, they conferred thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth among themselves, be blessed.

16 Saying, What shall we do to these men ? 26 Unto you first God, having raised up his for that indeed a notable miracle hath been Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning done by them is manifest to all them that away every one of you from his iniquities. dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it. CHAPTER 4.

17 But that it spread no further among 1 The rulers of the Jews offendled with Peter's

the people, let us straitly threaten them, sermon, 4 (though thousands of the people

that they speak henceforth to no man in were converted that heard the word,) impri

this name. son him and John. 5 After, upon examina. 18 And they called them, and commanded tion Peter boldly avouching the lame man to them not to speak at all nor teach in the be healed by the name of Jesus, and that by name of Jesus. the same Jesus only we must be eternally 19 But Peter and John answered and said saved, 13 they command him and John to preach no more in that name, adding also

unto them, Whether it be right in the sight threatening, 23 whereupon the church fleeth

of God to hearken unto you more than unto to prayer. 31 And God, by moving the place

God, judge ye. where they were assembled, testified that he 20 For we cannot but speak the things heard their prayer: confirming the church

which we have seen and heard. with the gift of the Holy Ghost, and with 21 So when they had further threatened mutual love and charity.

them, they let them go, inding nothing how AND ND as they spake unto the people, the they might punish them, because of the

priests, and the captain of the temple, people: for all men glorified God for that and the Sadducees, came upon them,

which was done. 2 Being grieved that they taught the peo- 22 For the man was above forty years old, ple, and preached through Jesus the resur- on whom this miracle of healing was shewed. rection from the dead.

23 1 And being let go, they went to their The church prayeth to God. THE ACTS, 4. Of Ananias and Sapphira. own company, and reported all that the also being privy to it, and brought a certain chief priests and elders had said unto them. part, and

laid it at the apostles' feet. 24 And when they heard that, they lifted 3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan up their voice to God with one accord, and filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made to keep back part of the price of the land ? heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that 4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine in them is:

own? and after it was sold, was it not in 25 Who by the mouth of thy servant David thine own power? why hast thou conceived hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied the people imagine vain things ?

unto men, but unto God. 26 The kings of the earth stood up, and 5 And Ananias hearing these words fell the rulers were gathered together against down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear the Lord, and against his Christ.

came on all them that heard these things. 27 For of a truth against thy holy child 6 And the young men arose, wound him Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, up, and carried him out, and buried him. and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and 7 And it was about the space of three the people of Israel, were gathered together, hours after, when his wife, not knowing

28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy what was done, came in. counsel determined before to be done.

8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me 29 And now, Lord, behold their threaten- whether ye sold the land for so much? And ings: and grant unto thy servants, that with she said, Yea, for so much. all boldness they may speak thy word,

9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that 30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit and that signs and wonders may be done by of the Lord ? behold, the feet of them which the name of thy holy child Jesus.

have buried thy husband are at the door, 31 [ And when they had prayed, the place and shall carry thee out. was shaken where they were assembled to- 10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, gether; and they were all filled with the and yielded up the ghost: and the young Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God men came in, and found her dead, and, carrywith boldness.

ing her forth, buried her by her husband. 32 And the multitude of them that believed il And great fear came upon all the church, were of one heart and of one soul: neither and upon

as many as heard these things. said any of them that ought of the things 12 TAnd by the hands of the apostles were which he possessed was his own; but they many signs and wonders wrought among had all things common.

the people; (and they were all with one 33 And with great power gave the apostles accord in Solomon's porch. witness of the resurrection of the Lord Je- 13 And of the rest durst no man join himsus: and great grace was upon them all. self to them: but the people magnified them. 34 Neither was there any among them that

14 And believers were the more added lacked : for as many as were possessors of to the Lord, multitudes both of men and lands or houses sold them, and brought the women.) prices of the things that were sold,

15 Insomuch that they brought forth the 35 And laid them down at the apostles' sick into the streets, and laid them on beds feet: and distribution was made unto every and couches, that at the least the shadow man according as he had need.

of Peter passing by might overshadow somo 36 And Joses, who by the apostles was of them. surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being inter- 16 There came also a multitude out of the pretedThe son of consolation,) a Levite,

cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringand of the country of Cyprus,

ing sick folks, and them which were vexed 37 Having land, sold it, and brought the with unclean spirits: and they were healed money, and laid it at the apostles' feet. every one.

17 | Then the high priest rose up, and CHAPTER 5.

all they that were with him, (which is the 1 After that Ananias and Sapphira his wife for sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with their hypocrisy at Peter's rebuke had failen indignation, down dead, 12 and that the rest of the apo- 18 And laid their hands on the apostles, stles had wrought many miracles, 14 to the and put them in the common prison. increase of the faith: 17 the apostles are again 19 But the angel of the Lord by night imprisoned, 19 but delivered by an angel bidding them to preach openly to all : 21 when,

opened the prison doors, and brought them after their teaching accordingly in the tem

forth, and said, ple, 29 and before the council, 33 they are in

20 Go, stand and speak in the temple to danger to be killed, through the advice of the people all the words of this life. Gamaliel, a great counsellor among the Jews, 21 And when they heard that, they entered they be kept alive, 40 and are but beaten : into the temple early in the morning, and for which they glorify God, and cease no day taught. But the high priest came, and they from preaching.

that were with him, and called the council

with together, and all the senate of the chilSapphira his wife, sold a possession, dren of Israel, and sent to the prison to 2 And kept back part of the price, his wife have them brought

Gamaliel's advice.


Seven deacons chosen. 22 But when the officers came, and found 41 4 And they departed from the presence them not in the prison, they returned, and of the council, rejoicing that they were counttold,

ed worthy to suffer shame for his name. 23 Saying, The prison truly found we shut 42 And daily in the temple, and in every with all safety, and the keepers standing house, they ceased not to teach and preach without before the doors: but when we had Jesus Christ. opened, we found no man within.

CHAPTER 6. 24 Now when the high priest and the 1 The apostles, desirous to have the poor recaptain of the temple and the chief priests garded for their bodily sustenance, as also heard these things, they doubted of them careful themselves to dispense the word of whereunto this would grow.

God, the food of the soul, 3 appoint the office 25 Then came one and told them, saying,

of deaconship to seven chosen men. 5 or

uhom Stephen, a man full of faith, and of Behold, the men whom ye put in prison

the Holy Ghost, is one.

12 Who is taken are standing in the temple, and teaching

of those, whom he confounded in disputing, the people.

13 and after falsely accused of blasphemy 26 Then went the captain with the om- against the law and the temple. cers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should Athen those days, when the number of

the disciples was multiplied, there arose

a murmuring of the Grecians against the 27 And when they had brought them, they Hebrews, because their widows were negset them before the council: and the high lected in the daily ministration. priest asked them,

2 Then the twelve called the multitude of 28 Saying, Did not we straitly command the disciples unto them, and said, It is not you that ye should not teach in this name? reason that we should leave the word of and, behold, ye have Alled Jerusalem with God, and serve tables. your doctrine, and intend to bring this

3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among man's blood upon us.

you seven men of honest report, full of the 29 Then Peter and the other apostles Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may ap. answered and said, We ought to obey God point over this business. rather than men.

4 But we will give ourselves continually to 30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, prayer, and to the ministry of the word. whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.

5 ° And the saying pleased the whole mul31 Him hath God exalted with his right titude: and they chose Stephen, a man full hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon,

32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and Parmenas, and Nicolas à proselyte of and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God Antioch: hath given to them that obey bim.

6 Whom they set before the apostles: and 33 I When they heard that, they were cut when they had prayed, they laid their hands to the heart, and took counsel to slay them. on them.

34 Then stood there up one in the coun- 7 And the word of God increased; and the cil, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor number of the disciples multiplied in Jeruof the law, had in reputation among all salem greatly; and a great company of the the people, and commanded to put the priests were obedient to the faith. apostles forth a little space;

8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, 35 And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, did great wonders and miracles among the take heed to yourselves what ye intend to people. do as touching these men.

9 Then there arose certain of the syn36 For before these days rose up Theudas, agogue, which is called the synagogue of boasting himself to be somebody; to whom the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexana number of men, about four hundred, join-drians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, ed themselves: who was slain; and all, as disputing with Stephen. many as obeyed him, were scattered, and 10 And they were not able to resist the brought to nought.

wisdom and the spirit by which he spake. 37 After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in 11 Then they subornéd men, which said, the days of the taxing, and drew away much We have heard him speak blasphemous people after him: he also perished; and all, words against Moses, and against God. even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed. 12 And they stirred up the people, and

38 And now I say unto you, Refrain from the elders, and the scribēs, and came upon these men, and let them alone: for if this him, and caught him, and brought him to counsel or this work be of men, it will come the council, to nought:

13 And set up false witnesses, which said, 39 But if it be of God, ye cannot over- This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous throw it; lest haply ye be found even to words against this holy place, and the law: fight against God.

14 For we have heard him say, that this And to him they agreed: and when they Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, had called the apostles, and beaten them, and shall change the customs which Moses they commanded that they should not speak delivered us. in the name of Jesus, and let them go.

15 And all that sat in the council, looking

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Stephen's apology.

Stephen's apology. stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had 17 But when the time of the promise drew been the face of an angel.

nigh, which God had sworn to Abraham, the CHAPTER 7.

people grew and multiplied in Egypt, 1 Stephen, permitted to answer to the accusa

18 Till another king arose, which knew not tion of blasphemy, 2 sheweth that Abraham Joseph. worshipped God rightly, and how God chose 19 The same dealt subtilly with our kinthe fathers 20 before Moses was born, and dred, and evil entreated our fathers, so that before the tabernacle and temple were built: they cast out their young children, to the 37 that Moses himself witnessed of Christ : end they might not live. 44 and that all outward ceremonies were or

20 In which time Moses was born, and dained according to the heavenly pattern, to

was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his last but for a time: 51 reprehending their

father's house three months: rebellion, and murdering of Christ, the Just One, whom the prophets foretold should come

21 And when he was cast out, Pharaoh's into the world. *54 Whereupon they stone him

daughter took him up, and nourished him to death, who commendeth his soul to Jesus,

for her own son. and humbly prayeth for them.

22 And Moses was learned in all the wisTHEN said the high priest, Are these dom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in things so?

words and in deeds. 2 And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, 23 And when he was full forty years old, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto it came into his heart to visit his brethren our father Abraham, when he was in Meso- the children of Israel. potamia, before he dwelt in Charran,

24 And seeing one of them suffer wrong, 3 And said unto him, Get thee out of thy he defended him, and avenged him that was country, and from thy kindred, and come oppressed, and smote the Egyptian : into the land which I shall shew thee.

25 For he supposed his brethren would have 4 Then came he out of the land of the understood how that God by his hand would Chaldæans, and dwelt in Charran : and from deliver them: but they understood not. thence, when his father was dead, he removed 26 And the next day he shewed himself unhim into this land, wherein ye now dwell. to them as they strove, and would have set 5 And he gave him none inheritance in it,

them at one again,

saying, Sirs, ye are breno, not so much as to set his foot on: yet thren ; why do ye wrong one to another? he promised that he would give it to him 27 But he that did his neighbour wrong for a possession, and to his seed after him, thrust him away, saying, Who made thee a when as yet he had no child.

ruler and a judge over us? 6 And God spake on this wise, That his 28 Wilt thou kill me, as thou diddest the seed should sojourn in a strange land; and Egyptian yesterday? that they should bring them into bondage, 29 Then fled Moses at this saying, and was and entreat them evil four hundred years. a stranger in the land of Madian, where he

7. And the nation to whom they shall be begat two sons. in bondage will I judge, said God: and after 30 And when forty years were expired, that shall they come forth, and serve me in there appeared to him in the wilderness of this place.

mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame 8 And he gave him the covenant of circum- of fire in a bush. cision: and so Abraham begat Isaac, and cir- 31 When Moses saw it, he wondered at the cumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the Jacob; and Jacob begat the twelve patriarchs. voice of the Lord came unto him,

9 And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold 32 Saying, I am the God of thy fathers, Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac,

10 And delivered him out of all his afflic. and the God of Jacob. Then Moses tremtions, and gave him favour and wisdom in the bled, and durst not behold. sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made 33 Then said the Lord to him, Put off thy him governor over Egypt and all his house. shoes from thy feet: for the place wherc

11 Now there came a dearth over all the thou standest is holy ground. land of Egypt and Chanaan, and great afflic- 34 I have seen, I have seen the affiiction tion: and our fathers found no sustenance, of my people which is in Egypt, and I have

12 But when Jacob heard that there was heard their groaning, and ain come down to corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first. deliver them. And now come, I will send

13 And at the second time Joseph was thee into Egypt. made known to his brethren; and Joseph's 35 This Moses whom they refused, saying, kindred was made known unto Pharaoh. Who made thee a ruler and a judge ? the

14 Then sent Joseph, and called his father same did God send to be a ruler and a deJacob to him, and all his kindred, threescore liverer by the hand of the angel which apand fifteen souls.

peared to him in the bush. 15 So Jacob went down into Egypt, and 36 He brought them out, after that he died, he, and our fathers,

had_shewed wonders and signs in the land 16 And were carried over into Sychem, and of Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought wilderness forty years. for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor 37. This is that Moses, which said unto the father of Sychem.

the children of Israel, A prophet shall the 768

Stephen is stoned.


Of Simon the sorcerer. Lord your God raise up unto you of your clothes at a young man's feet, whose name brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear. was Saul.

38 This is he, that was in the church in the 59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon wilderness with the angel which spake to him God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who 60 And he kneeled down, and cried with received the lively oracles to give unto us : a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their

39 To whom our fathers would not obey, charge. And when he had said this, he fell but thrust him from them, and in their asleep hearts turned back again into Egypt,

CHAPTER 8. 40 Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to

1 By occasion of the persecution in Jerusalem, go before us: for as for this Moses, which the church being planted in Samaria, , 5 by brought us out of the land of Egypt, we Philip the deacon, who preached, did min wot not what is become of him.

racles, and baptized many, among the rest 41 And they made a calf in those days, and Simon the sorcerer, a great seducer of the offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced people: 14 Peter and John come to confirm in the works of their own hands.

and enlarge the church: where, by prayer 42 Then God turned, and gave them up

and imposition of hands giving the Holy

Ghost, 18 when Simon would have bought to worship the host of heaven; as it is writ

the like power of them, 20 Peter sharply reten in the book of the prophets, O ye house proving his hypocrisy, and covetousness, and of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts exhorting him to repentance, together with and sacrifices by the space of forty years in John preaching the word of the Lord, return the wilderness ?

to Jerusalem. 26 But the angel sendeth Philip 43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Mo- to teach, and baptize the Ethiopian eunuch. loch, and the

star of your god Remphan; ANA naratwanato time there was a great figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon. persecution against the church which was

44 Our fathers had the tabernacle of wit- at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered ness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, abroad throughout the regions of Judæa speaking unto Moses, that he should make and Samaria, except the apostles. it according to the fashion that he had seen. 2 And devout men carried Stephen to his

45 Which also our fathers that came after burial, and made great lamentation over brought in with Jesus into the possession of him. the Gentiles, whom God drave out before the 3 As for Saul, he made havock of the face of our fathers, unto the days of David; church, entering into' every house, and

46 Who found favour before God, and desir- haling men and women committed them to ed to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob. prison. 47 But Solomon built him an house.

4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad 48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not went every where preaching the word.. in temples made with hands; as saith the 5 Then Philip went down to the city of Saprophet,

maria, and preached Christ unto them. 49 Heaven is my throne, and earth is my 6 And the people with one accord gave footstool: what house will ye build me? saith heed unto those things which Philip spake, the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? hearing and seeing the miracles which he 50 Hath not my hand made all these things? did. 51 | Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in 7 For unclean spirits, crying with loud heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy voice, came out of many that were possessed Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.

with them: and many taken with palsies, 52 Which of the prophets have not your and that were lame, were healed. fathers persecuted ? and they have slain 8 And there was great joy in that city. them which shewed before of the coming of 9 But there was a certain man, called the Just One; of whom ye have been now Simon, which beforetime in the same city the betrayers and murderers :

used sorcery, and bewitched the people of 53 Who have received the law by the dis- Samaria, giving out that himself was some position of angels, and have not kept it. great one:

54 When they heard these things, they 10 To whom they all gave heed, from the were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on least to the greatest, saying, This man is the him with their teeth.

great power of God. 55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, 11 And to him they had regard, because looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw that of long time he had bewitched them the glory of God, and Jesus standing on with sorceries. the right hand of God,

12 But when they believed Philip preaching 56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens the things concerning the kingdom of God, opened, and the Son of man standing on the and the name of Jesus Christ, they were right hand of God.

baptized, both men and women. 57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, 13 Then Simon himself believed also: and and stopped their ears, and ran upon him when he was baptized, he continued with with one accord,

Philip, and wondered, beholding the mira58 And cast him out of the city, and stoned cles and signs which were done. him: and the witnesses laid down their 14 Now when the apostles which were at

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