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Peter's sermon:

The Acts. Many converted. 17 And it shall come to pass in my soul in hell; neither wilt thout the last days, (saith God,) I will suffer thine Holy One to see corpour out of my Spirit upon allsruption. fesh : and your sons and your 28. Thou hast made known to daughters shall prophesy, and/me the ways of life; thou shalt your young men shall see visions, make me full of joy with thy and your old men shall dream countenance. dreams:

1 29 Men and brethren, let me 18 And on my servants, and on freely speak unto you of the patrimy handmaidens, I will pour outarch David, that he is both dead in those days of my Spirit ; and and buried, and his sepulchre is they shall prophesy ;

with us unto this day: 19 And I will shew wonders in 30 Therefore being a prophet, heaven above, and signs in the and knowing that God had sworn earth beneath: blood, and fire, with an oath to him, that of the and vapour of smoke:

fruit of his loins, according to the 20 The sun shall be turned in-flesh, he would raise up Christ to to darkness, and the moon into sit on his throne; blood, before that great and nota-l 31 He seeing this before, spake ble day of the Lord come: of the resurrection of Christ, that

21 And it shall come to pass, his soul was not left in hell, nei. that whosoever shall call upon the ther his flesh did see corruption. name of the Lord shall be saved.) 32 This Jesus hath God raised

22 Ye men of Israel, hear these up, whereof we all are witnesses. words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man 33 Therefore, being by the approved of God among you, by right hand of God exalted, and miracles, and wonders, and signs, having received of the Father the which God did by him in the promise of the Holy Ghost, he midst of you, as ye yourselves hath shed forth this, which ye also know:

now see and hear. 23 Him, being delivered by the 34 For David is not ascended determinate counsel and fore- into the heavens : but he saith knowledge of God, ye have taken, himself, The Lord said unto my and by wicked hands have cruci- Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, fied and slain;

35 Until I make thy foes thy 24 Whom God hath raised up, \footstool. having luosed the pains of death;} 36 Therefore let all the house because it was not possible that of Israel know assuredly, that Goch he should be holden of it. hath made that same Jesus, whom

25 For David speaketh con- ye have crucified, both Lord and cerning him, I foresaw the Lord Christ. always before my face; for he is 37 | Now when they heard on my right hand, that I should this, they were pricked in their not be moved:

heart, and said unto Peter, and 26 Therefore did my heart re-to the rest of the apostles, Men joice, and my tongue was glad ; and brethren, what shall we do? moreover also, my flesh shall rest 38 Then Peter said unto them, in hope :

Repent, and be baptized every 27 Because thou wilt not leave one of you in the name of Jesus

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bealed. Christ for the remission of sins, that entered into the temple ; and ye shall receive the gift of the 3 Who seeing Peter and John Holy Ghost.

about to go into the temple, ask39 For the promise is unto you, ed an alms. and to your children, and to all 4 And Peter, fastening his eyes that are afar off, even as many as upon him, with John, said, Look the Lord our God shall call. on us.

40 And with many other words 5 And he gave heed unto them, did he testify and exhort, saying, expecting to receive something of Save yourselves from this unto-them. ward generation.

6 Then Peter said, Silver and 41 | Then they that gladly re-gold have I none; but such as I ceived his word were baptized : have, give I thee : In the name and the same day there were add- of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise ed unto them about three thousand up and walk. souls.

7 And he took him by the right 42 And they continued sted-hand, and lifted him up: and imfastly in the apostles' doctrine and mediately his feet and ancle-bones fellowship, and in breaking of received strength. bread, and in prayers.

8 And he, leaping up, stood, 43 And fear came upon every and walked, and entered with soul : and many wonders and them into the temple, walking, signs were done by the apostles. (and leaping, and praising God:

44 And all that believed were 9 And all the people saw him together, and had all things com- walking, and praising God: mon,

1 10 And they knew that it was 45 And sold their possessions he which sat for alms at the Beauand goods, and parted them to all tiful gate of the temple ; and they men, as every man had need. were filled with wonder and

46 And they, continuing daily amazement at that which had with one accord in the temple, happened unto him. and breaking bread from house to 11 And, as the lame man which house, did eat their meat with was healed, held Peter and John, gladness, and singleness of heart; all the people ran together unto

47 Praising God, and having them in the porch that is called favour with all the people. And Solomon's, greatly wondering. the Lord added to the church 12 | And when Peter saw it, daily such as should be saved. The answered unto the people, Ye

men of Israel, why marvel ye at A lame man healed. this? or why look ye so earnestN OW Peter and John went up ly on us, as though by our own

I together into the temple at power or holiness we had made the hour of prayer, being the this man to walk ? ninth hour.

| 13 The God of Abraham, and 2 And a certain man, lame from of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God his mother's womb, was carried, of our fathers, hath glorified his whom they laid daily at the gate Son Jesus; whom ye delivered of the temple which is called up, and denied him in the preBeautiful, to ask alms of them'sence of Pilate, when he was

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14 Butye denied the Holy One; ken, have likewise foretold of and the Just, and desired a mur-these days. derer to be granted unto you; I 25 Ye are the children of the

15 And killed the Prince of prophets, and of the covenant life, whom God hath raised from which God made with our fathe dead; whereof we are wit-thers, saying unto Abraham, And nesses.

in thy seed shall all the kindreds 16 And his name, through faith of the earth be blessed. in his name, hath made this man 16 Unto you first, God, having strong, whom ye see and know ; raised up his Son Jesus, sent him yea, the faith which is by him to bless you, in turning away hath given him this perfect sound-every one of you from his iniquiness in the presence of you all. ties. 17 And now, brethren, I wot

CHAP. IV. . that through ignorance ye did it, Peter and Fohn imprisoned. as did also your rulers.

AND, as they spake unto the 18 But those things, which A people, the priests, and the God before had shewed by the captain of the temple, and the mouth of all his prophets, that Sadducees, came upon them, Christ should suffer, he hath so 2 Being grieved that they taught fulfilled.

the people, and preached through 19 1 Repent ye, therefore, and Jesus the resurrection from the be converted, that your sins may dead. be blotted out, when the times of 3 And they laid hands on refreshing shall come from the them, and put them in hold unto presence of the Lord;

the next day: for it was now 20 And he shall send Jesus even-tide. Christ, which before was preach- 4 Howbeit many of them which ed unto you:

heard the word, believed ; and 21 Whom the heaven must re- the number of the men was about ceive until the times of restitu- five thousand. tion of all things, which God hath 5 | And it came to pass on the spoken by the mouth of all his morrow, that their rulers, and elholy prophets since the world be-ders, and scribes, gan.

6 And Annas the high priest, 22 For Moses truly said unto and Caiaphas, and John, and the fathers, A Prophet shall the Alexander, and as many as were Lord your Godraise up unto you of the kindred of the high priest, of your brethren, like unto me; were gathered together at Jerusahim shall ye hear in all things, lem. whatsoever he shall say unto 7 And when they had set them you.

lin the midst, they asked, By what 23 And it shall come to pass, power, or by what name, have ye that every soul, which will not done this? hear that prophet, shall be de- 8 Then Peter, filled with the stroyed from among the people. Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye

24 Yea, and all the prophets rulers of the people, and elders of from Samuel, and those that fol- Israel,

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The apostles threatened. Chap. iv. The church's prayer.

9 If we this day be examined of 19 But Peter and John answerthe good deed done to the impo-ed, and said unto them, Whether tent man, by what means he is it be right in the sight of God to made whole;

hearken unto you more than unto 10 Be it known unto you all, God, judge ye. and to all the people of Israel, 20 For we cannot but speak that by the name of Jesus Christ the things which we have seen of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, and heard. whom God raised from the dead, 21 So, when they had further even by him cloth this man stand threatened them, they let them here before you whole.

Igo, finding nothing how they 11 This is the stone which was inightpunish them, because of the set at nought of you builders, people: for all men glorified God which is become the head of the for that which was done. corner.

22 For the man was above for12 Neither is there salvation in ty years old, on whom this miraany other : for there is none other cle of healing was shewed. name under heaven giyen among 23 T And, being let go, they men, whereby we must be saved. went to their own company, and

13 Now when they saw the reported all that the chief priests, boldiness of Peter and John, and and elders had said unto them. perceived that they were unlearn- 24 And, when they heard that, ed and ignorant men, they mar- they lifted up their voice to God veiled ; and they took knowledge with one accord, and said, Lord, of them, that they had been with thou art God, which hast made Jesus.

heaven, and earth, and the sea, 14 And beholding the man and all that in them is; which was healed standing with 25 Who by the mouth of thy them, they could say nothing servant David hast said, Why against it.

did the heathen rage, and the peo15 But when they had com-ple imagine vain things? manded them to go aside out of 26 The kings of the earth stood the council, they conferred up, and the rulers were gathered among themselves,

together against the Lord, and 16 Saying, what shall we do to against his Christ. these men ? for that indeed a no-1 27 For, of a truth, against thy table miracle hath been done by holy child Jesus, whom thou hast them is manifest to all them that anointed, both Herod and Pontidwell in Jerusalem; and we can- us Pilate, with the Gentiles, and not deny it.

the people of Israel, were gather17 But, that it spread no further ed together, among the people, let us straitly| 28 For to do whatsoever thy threaten them, that they speak hand and thy counsel determined henceforth to no man in this before to be done. name,

29 And now, Lord, behold 13 And they called them, and their threatenings; and grant unto commanded them not to speak thy servants, that with all boldat all, nor teach in the name of Je-Iness they may speak thy word, sus.

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Sapphira., hand to heal; and that signs and back part of the price of the land? wonders may bedone by the name 4 Whilst it remained, was it of thy holy child Jesus.

not thine own ? and after it was 31 | And, when they had pray-sold, was it not in thine own pow. ed, the place was shaken where er? why hast thou conceived this they were assembled together; thing in thine heart? thou hast and they were all filled with the not lied unto men, but unto God. Holy Ghost, and they spake thel 5 And Ananias, hearing these word of God with boldness. words fell down, and gave up the

32 And the multitude of them ghost: and great fear came on all that believed were of one heart, them that heard these things. and of one soul: neither said any 6 And the young men arose, of them that ought of the things wound him up, and carried him which he possessed, was his own; out, and buried him. but they had all things common. 7 And it was about the space

33 And with great power gave of three hours after, when his the apostles witness of the resur- wife, not knowing what was done, rection of the Lord Jesus : and came in. great grace was upon them all. 8 And Peteranswered unto her,

34 Neither was there any Tell me, whether ye sold the among them that lacked : for as land for so much? And she said, many as were possessors of lands Yea, for so much. or houses, sold them, and brought 9 Then Peter said unto her, the prices of the things that were How is it that ye have agreed tosold,

Igether to tempt the Spirit of the 35 And laid them down at the Lord ? behold, the feet of them apostles' feet : and distribution which have buried thy husband was madeunto every man accord- are at the door, and shall carry ing as he had need.

thee out. 36 And Joses, who by the 10 Then fell she down straightapostles was surnamed Barnabas, way at his feet, and yielded up the (which is, being interpreted, The ghost : and the young men came son of consolation,) a Levite, and in, and found her dead, and carof the country of Cyprus, rying her forth, buried her by her

37 Having land, sold it, and husband. brought the money, and laid it at 11 And great fear came upon the apostles' feet.

all the church, and upon as maCHAP. V.

ny as heard these things. Death of Ananias and Sapphira. 12 | And by the hands of the DUT a certain man, named apostles were many signs and

D Ananias, with Sapphira his wonders wrought among the peowite, sold a possession,

ple: (and they were all with onc 2 And kept back part of the accord in Solomon's porch. price, his wise also being privy to 13 And of the rest, durst no it, and brought a certain part, man join himself to them, but the and laid it at the apostles' feet. people magnified them :

3 But Peter said, Ananias, why 14 And believers were the more hath Satan filled thine heart to lie added to the Lord, multitudes to the Holy Ghost, and to keep both of men and women.)

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