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ept I shall see is. * 2 There were mas cailed Did

unto them, Receive ye the Holy ye might believe that Jesus is Ghost.

the Christ, the Son of God; and 23 Whose soever sins ye re- | that believing, ye might have mit, they are remitted unto || life through his name. them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

CHAP. XXI. 24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not

THE DRAUGHT OF FISHES. with them when Jesus came. AFTER these things, Jesus

25 The other disciples, there- shewed himself again to the disfore, said unto him, We have ciples, at the sea of Tiberias; seen the Lord. But he said and on this wise shewed he himunto them, Except I shall see in self. his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print Peter, and Thomas cailed Didyof the nails, and thrust my hand || mus, and Nathanael of Cana in into his side, I will not believe. Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee,

26 And after eight days, again and two other of his disciples. his disciples were within, and 3 Simon Peter saith unto them, Thomas with them: then came || I go a fishing. They say unto Jesus, the doors being shut, and him, We also go with thee. stood in the midst, and said, || They went forth, and entered Peace be unto you.

into a ship immediately; and 27 Then saith he to Thomas, that night they caught nothing. Reach hither thy finger, and be || 4 But, when the morning was hold iny hands; and reach hither now come, Jesus stood on the thy hand, and thrust it into my shore: but the disciples knew side: and be not faithless, but not that it was Jesus. believing.

5 Then Jesus saith unto them, 28 And Thomas answered, and Children, have ye any meat ? said unto him, My Lord, and They answered him, No. my God.

6 And he said unto them, Cast 29 Jesus saith unto him, Tho- the net on the right side of the mas, because thou hast seen me, ship, and ye shall find. They thou hast believed: blessed are cast therefore, and now they they that have not seen, and yet were not able to draw it for the have believed.

multitude of fishes. 30 And many other signs truly | 7 Therefore that disciple whom did Jesus in the presence of his Jesus loved, saith unto Peter, It disciples, which are not written is the Lord. Now, when Simon in this book:

Peter heard that it was the Lorii, 31 But these are written, that || he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast | unto him, Yea, Lord; thou himself into the sea.

kuowest that I love thee. He 8 And the other disciples came saith unto him, Feed my sheep. in a little ship, (for they were | 17 He saith unto him the third not far from land, but as it were time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovtwo hundred cubits,) dragging est thou me? Peter was grieved the net with fishes.

because he said unto him the 9 As soon then as they were third time, Lovest thou me? come to land, they saw a fire of And he said unto him, Lord, coals there, and ísh laid there. thou knowest all things; thou on, and bread.

knowest that I love thee. Jesus 10 Jesus saith unto them, saith unto him, Feed my sheep. Bring of the fish which ye have 18 Verily, verily, I say unto now caught.

thee, When thou wast young, 11 Simon Peter went up, and thou girdedst thyself, and walkdiew thi lict to land full of great edst whither thou wouldest: but fishes, an hundred and fifty and when thou shalt be old, thou thiree; and for all there were shalt stretch forth thy hands, so nany, yet was not the net and another shall gird thee, and broken.

carry thee whither thou would12 Jesus saith unto them, est not. Come and dine. And none of 19 This spake he, signifying the disciples durst ask him, by what death he should glorify W1:0 art thou? knowing that it God. And, when he had spokwas the Lord.

en this, he saith unto him, Fol. 13 Jesus then cometh, and tak low me. et? bread, and giveth them, and 20 Then Peter, turning about, fish libertise.

seeth the disciple whom Jesus 14 This is now the third time, || loved, following; which also that Jesus shened liimself to his leaned on his breast at supper, disciples, after that he was risen | and said, Lord, which is he that from the dead.

betrayeth thee? 15 So, when they had dined, 21 Peter seeing him, saith to Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Si- Jesus, Lord, and what shall mon, son of Jonas, lovest thou this man do? me inore than thie-e? He saith | 22 Jesus saith unto him, If I unto liim, Yea, Lord; thou | will that he tarry till I come, krowesi that I love the. He what is that to thee? follow thou sith unto him, Feed my lambs. me.

16 lle saith to him again the 23 Then went this saying second time, Simon, son of Jo. | abroad among the brethren, that nas, lovest thou me? He saith that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, Hel 25 And there are also many shall not die; but, if I will that other things which Jesus did, he tarry till I come, what is that the which, if they should be to thee?

written every one, I suppose 24 This is the disciple which that even the world itself could testifieth of these things, and not contain the books that wrote these things: and we know should be written. Amen. that his testimony is true.




l part from Jerusalem, but wait

for the promise of the Father, MATTHIAS CHOSEN.

which, saith he, ye have heard THE former treatise have I of me. made, O Theophilus, of all that 5 For John truly baptized with Jesus began both to do and water; but ye shall be baptized teach,

with the Holy Ghost not many 2 Until the day in which he || days hence. was taken up, after that he || 6 When they, therefore, were through the Holy Ghost, had come together, they asked of given commandments unto the him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at apostles whom he had chosen: | this time restore again the king.

3 To whom also he shewed doin to Israel? himself alive after his passion, || 7 And he said unto them, It by many infallible proofs, being is not for you to know the times, seen of them forty days, and or the seasons, which the Father speaking of the things pertain- || hath put in his own power: ing to the kingdom of God: & But ye shall receive power,

4 And, being assembled toge- after that the Holy Ghost is ther with them, commanded || come upon you: and ye shall be them, that they should not de- || witnesses unto me, both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and || scripture must needs have been in Samaria, and unto the utter- | fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost, most part of the earth.

| by the mouth of David, spake 9 And, when he had spoken before concerning Judas, which these things, while they beheld, I was guide to them that took he was taken up; and a cloud | Jesus. received him out of their sight. 17 For he was numbered with

10 And, while they looked us, and had obtained part of this stedfastly toward heaven, as he ministry. went up, behold, two men stood | 18 Now this man purchased a by them in white apparel; field with the reward of iniquity;

11 Which also said, Ye men and, falling headlong, he burst of Galilee, why stand ye gazing asunder in the midst, and all his up into heaven? this same Je- bowels gushed out. sus, which is taken up from || 19 And it was known unto all you into heaven, shall so come the dwellers at Jerusalem; inin like manner as ye have seen || somuch as that field is called in him go into heaven.

their proper tongue, Aceldama, 12 Then returned they unto that is to say, The field of blood. Jerusalem from the mount call || 20 For it is written in the book ed Olivet, which is from Jeru- of Psalms, Let his habitation be salem a sabbath-day's journey. || desolate, and let no man dwell

13 And when they were come | therein; and, His bishoprick let in, they went up into an upper another take. room, where abode both Peter, || 21 Wherefore, of these men and James, and John, and An- which have companied with us drew, Philip, and Thomas, Bar- | all the time that the Lord Jetholomew, and Matthew, James sus went in and out among us, the son of Alpheus, and Simon 22 Beginning from the bapZelotes, and Judas the brother of tism of John, unto that same James.

|| day that he was taken up from 14 These all continued with us, must one be ordained, to be one accord in prayer and sup- a witness with us of his resur

rection. Mary the mother of Jesus, and 23 And they appointed two, with his brethren.

Joseph called Barsabas, who was 15 And in those days Peter surnamed Justus, and Matthias. stood up in the midst of the dis- 24 And they prayed, and said, ciples, and said, the number of Thou, Lord, which knowest the the names together were about hearts of all men, shew whether an hundred and twenty,) of these two thou hast chosen, 16 Men and brethren, this 25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, || these which speak, Galileans ! from which Judas by trans 8 And how hear we every man gression fell, that he might go to | in our own tongue, wherein we his own place.

were born ? 26 And they gave forth their 9 Parthians, and Medes, and lots: and the lot fell upon Mat- | Elamites, and the dwellers in thias ; and he was numbered Mesopotamia, and in Judea, with che eleven apostles. and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and


10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia,

in Egypt, and in the parts of PETER'S SERMON.

Lybia about Cyrene, and stranAND when the day of Pente- || gers of Rome, Jews and prosecost was fully come, they were || lytes, all with one accord in one place. || 11 Cretes and Arabians, we

2 And suddenly there came a do hear them speak in our sound from heaven, as of a tongues the wonderful works of rushing mighty wind, and it God. filled all the house where they | 12 And they were all amazed, were sitting.

and were in doubt, saying one 3 And there appeared unto to another, What meaneth this? them cloven tongues, like as of 13 Others mocking, said, fire, and it sat upon each of These men are full of new them.

wine. 4 And they were all filled 14 But Peter, standing up with the Holy Ghost, and be with the eleven, lifted up his gan to speak with other tongues, | voice, and said unto them, Ye as the Spirit gave them utter- | men of Judea, and all ye that ance.

dwell at Jerusalem, be this 5 And there were dwelling at known unto you, and hearken Jerusalem, Jews, devout men, to my words: out of every nation under hea- 15 For these are not drunkyen.

en, as ye suppose, seeing it is 6 Now, when this was noised but the third hour of the day. abroad, the multitude came to 16 But this is that which was gether, and were confounded, | spoken by the prophet Joel, because that every man heard 17 And it shall come to pass them speak in his own lan- | in the last days, (saith God,) I guage.

will pour out of my Spirit upon 7 And they were all amazed, | allflesh: and your sons and your and marvelled, saying one to daughters shall prophesy, and another, Behold, are not all your young men shall see visi

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