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Gamaliel's counsel. 2. And kept back part of the price, his wife also 25 °Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid the men whom ye put in prison are standing in the it at the apostles' feet.

temple, and teaching the people. 3 "But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filied 25 Then went the captain with the officers, and 21. 1, Num. 30, thy heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back brought them without violence: for they feared the veut.23,21. part of the price of the land?

people, lest they should have been stoned.
4. While it remained, was it not thine own ? and 27 And when they had brought them, they set
John is, x. after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? them before the council: and the high priest asked

Why hast thou conceived this thing in thy heart?{ them,
Thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. 28'Saying, Did not we straitly command you , ch. 2 283

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and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and 1 32
them that heard these things.

intend to bring this mau's blood upon us.
6 And the young men arose, wound him up, and 29 1 Then Peter and the other apostles answered r ch. 4, 19
carried him out, and buried him.

and said, We ought to cbey God rather than men.
7 And it was about the space of three hours after, 30 The God of our fathers raised upJesus, whom
when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. ye slew and hanged on a tree.

8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether 31 * Him hath God exalted with his right hand, to Luke 24, ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to L. 13, 38. for so much.

Israel, and forgiveness of sins. g 4 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye 32".And we are his witnesses of these things; have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given 26. & 15, Behold, the feet of them which have buried thy hus- to them that obey him. band are at the door, and shall carry thee out. 33 I When they heard that, they were cut to the 38

, 47 10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and heart, and took counsel to slay them. yielded up the ghost. and the young men came in

34 * Then stood there up one in the council, a 35. & 8, is and found her dead, and carrying her forth, buried { Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of law, had in 40,97 her by her husband.

reputation among all the people, and commanded to & 13; 2,731, 11' And great fear came upon all the church, and put the apostles forth a little space; upon as many as heard these things.

35 And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take 4,25 12 1'And by the hands of the apostles were many hced to yourselves what ye intend to do as touching 23, 6. 8, signs and wonders wrought among the people ; (and these men, &. & 16, 16. they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch. 36 For before these days rose up Theudas, boast

13 6 And of the rest durst no man join himself to { ing himself to be somebody; to whom a number of TOLE. 15,19. them: but the people magnified them.

men, about four hundred, joined themselves : who 14 " And believers were the more added to the was slain ; and all, as many as obeyed him, were Lord, multitudes both of men and women ;) scaitered, and brought to nought.

15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into 37 After this man rose up Judas of Galilee, in the 2 Luke 21, chap. 3. 47. the streets, aud laid them on beds and couches, that days of the taxing, and drew away much people after

at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might him: he also perished; and all, even as many as obeyed 1.432,4. b. ch. 241, overshadow some of them.

him, were dispersed. 16 There came also a multitude out of the cities 38 'And now I say unto you, Refrain from these iCor.1, 25. round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this Phil

. 1, 2% them which were vexed with unclean spirits : and work be of men, it will come to nought : they were healed every one.

39 ? But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it ; & 23, 31. 17 1 . Then the liigh priest rose up, and all they lest haply ye be found even to fight against God. that were with him, which is the sect of the Saddu- 40 *And to him they agreed : and when they had chap. 1,'18. cees,) and were filled with indignation,

called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded b Mat. 5, 10, 18 And laid their hands on the apostles, and put that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and R., 12. them in the common prison.

let them go. 19 But the angel of the Lord by night opened 41 1 "And they departed from the presence of the Phil . 1, 29. the prison-doors, and brought them forth, and said, council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy Fame 10, 2

20 'Go, stand and speak in the temple to the peo-{ to suffer shame for his name. ple all the words of this life.

42 ° And daily in the temple, and in every house, ech.l. 14 21 "And when they heard that, theyentered into the they ceased not to teach, and preach Jesus Christ. & 2, 43, 46. temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high

CHAPTER VI.
priest came, and they that were with him, and called 1 The apostles' care for the poor, and preaching of the word.
the council together, and all the senate of the children

5 Seven deacons chosen.
of Israel

, and sent to the prisontohave them brought. "AND in those days, when the number of the disa share 22 came, found them ciples was 34. & , not in the prison, they returned, and told,

of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their versez. 23 " Saying, The prison truly found we shut with widows were neglected in the daily ministration. all safety, and the keepers standing without before 2 Then the twelve called the inultitude of the bch. 5, 16 the doors: but when we liad opened, we found no disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that man within.

we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. 24. Now when the thigh priest and the captain of 3°Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you e ch. 16, 2 the temple and the chief priests heard these things, seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and Dey doubted of them whereunto this would grow. '} wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

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ansiereth for himself. 4. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh and to the ministry of the word.

şking of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt 5 1 . And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and all his house.

and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the 11 % Now there came a dearth over all the land of g Gen. 41 ver. 98, 10. Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor,} Egypt and Chanaan, and grcat affliction: and our e. 105, 16.

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of Antioch:

12 But when Jacob heard that there was corn hGen. 42, 1. • ° Whom they set before the apostles: and when { in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first. 1 Tim.4,14. they had prayed, they laid their hands on them. 13. And at the second time Joseph was made iGen. 45, 3,

' And the word of God increased; and the num-known to his brethren ; and Joseph's kindred was ber of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; made known unto Pharaoh. and a great company of the pricsts were obedient 14 * Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob 4 Gen. 15,3 to the faith.

to him, and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls. Deut. 10,22 8 [& And Stephen, full of faith and power, did 15 So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, he, ! Gen. 46, s. great wonders and miracles among the people. and our fathers,

9 I Then there arose certain of the synagogue, 16 "And were carried over into Sychem, and laid which is called The synagogue of the Libertines, and in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of 3 47 33,12 Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia, money of the sons of Emmor the father of Sychem. 43 28 and of Asia, disputing with Stephen.

17" But when the time of the promise drew nigh, Josh.24, 32 10 " And they were not able to resist the wisdom which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew nEx. 1, 7, Luke 21, 15. and the spirit by which he spake.

and multiplied in Egypt, 11 Then they suborned men, which said, We have 18 Tillanother king arose,which knew not Joseph. heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, 19 The same dealt subtilely with our kindred, and and against God.

evil-entreated our fathers, so that they cast out their 12 And they stirred up the people, and the elders, young children, to the end they might not live. and the scribes, and came upon him, and caught him, 20 In which time Moses was born, and was o Ex. 2, 2. and brought him to the council,

exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father's Sam. 16, 13 And set up false witnesses, which said, This house three months : man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against 21 PAnd when he was cast out, Pharaoh's daughthis holy place and the law :

ter took him up, and nourished him for her own son. 14 For we have heard him say, That this Jesus 22 And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the chap. 2, 37, of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shallchange Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds. the customs which Moses delivered us.

23 And when he was full forty years old, it came
15 And all that sat in the council,looking steadfastly into his heart to visit his brethrenthechildren of Israel.
on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel. 24 9 And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he q Ex. 2 11.
CHAPTER VII.

defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed,
1 Stephen being called, answereth to his accusation ; 54 they and smote the Egyptian :
stone him to death.

25 For he supposed his brethren would have under-
THEN said the high priest, Are these things so? stood how that God by his hand would deliver them;

2 And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, but they understood not. hearken; the God of glory appeared unto our father 26 And the next day he shewed himself unto - Ex. 2, 18 Abrahani when he was in Mesopotamia, before he them as they strove, and would have set them at dwelt in Charran,

one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren ; why do ye
3.And said unto him, Get thee out of thy country, wrong one to another?
Neh. 8, 7. and from thy kindred, and come into the land which 27 But he that did his neighbour wrong thrust
I shall shew thee.

him away, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a
4 Then came he out of the land of the Chaldeans, } judge over us?
and dwelt in Charran: and from thence, when his 28 Wilt thou kill me, as thou didst the Egyptian
father was dead, he removed him into this land, yesterday?
wherein ye now dwell.

29:Then fled Moses at this saying, and was a stran- Ex. 216 5 "And he gave hiin none inheritance in it, no, not ger in the land of Madian, where he begat two sons. 219,2.. so much as to set his foot on : yet he promised that 30' And when forty years were expired, there vx. , 2

he would give it to him for a possession, and to his appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina Deut. si, 4. seed after him, when as yet he had no child. an angel of the Lord, in a flame of fire in a bush.

6 And God spake on this wise, That his seed 31 When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: Erud. I, 12 should scjourn in a strange land; and that they should and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the

bring them into bondage, and entreat them evil four Lord came unto him,
hundred years.

32 Saying, I am the God of thy fathers, the God of
7 And the nation to whom they shall be in bon- Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of

dage will judge, said God: and after that sha'l they Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold. Gen. 17.9. come forth, and serve me in this place.

33 Then said the Lord to him, Put off thy shoes 8. “And he gave him the covenant of circumcision. from thy feet; for the place where thou standest is 52. & so, 5. And so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him holy ground.

the eighth day ; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacobs 34 I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my 1,11, 28. ' begat the twelve patriarchs.

people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their 9. And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And 4 Gen. 41, Joseph into Egypt; but God was with him, now come, I will send thee into Egypt. 10 'And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and 35 " This Moses, whom they refusai. saying, 11?o teises

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The church planted in Sanaria. made thee a ruler and a judge? the same did God 58 °And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: send to be a ruler and a deliverer, by the hand of the and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young angel which appeared to him in the bush.

man's feet, whose name was Saul. 36 *He brought them out, after that he had shew- 59 P And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, 9. 4:17, ed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. the Red Sea, and in the wilderness forty years. 60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud chap. 6. "I

37 I v This is that Moses which said unto the voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And p Mat. 5, 44 ch. 13, 14 children of Israel, A Prophet shall the Lord your when he had said this, he fell asleep. beut. 18, God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me;

CHAPTER VIII. tap. 3, 22. him shall ye hear.

5 Philip planteth the church in Samaria ; 26 he baptizeth an 38 - This is he that was in the church in the wil

Ethiopian eunuch. Dent: 32,47. derness, with the angel which spake to him in the AND Saul was consenting unto his death. And A. D. 34 mount Sina, and with our fathers; who received the H at that time there was a great persecution ch! 19.

1 , Heb. 22 lively oracles to give unto us :

against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they 68. & 9, 22, 39 To whom our fathers would not obey, but were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of 2022 thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. back again into Egypt,

2 And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, bch. 2,5 40.Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before and made great lamentation over him. 2 Kings 17, us: for as for this Moses which brought us out of the 3°As for Saul, he made havock of the church, ch.7,58 hehe 18 land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.entering into every house; and haling men and wo- *.2227

41 And they made a calf in those days, and offered men, committed them to prison. sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of 4. "Therefore they that were scattered abrond Gal. 1, 18, their own hands.

went every where preaching the word. 42 Then God turned, and gave them up to wor- 51 • Then Philip went down to the city of SamaPoker, ship the host of heaven: as it is written in the book ria, and preached Christ unto them. zehr. 33, 5. of the prophets, Oye house of Israel, have ye offered

6 And the people with one accord gave heed unto 221

, 2 Amos 5, 25. to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty those things which Philip spake, hearing, and seeing years in the wilderness?

the miracles which he did.
43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, 7 For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came
and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye out of many that were possessed with them: and many
made to worship them: and I will carry you away taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed.
bevond Babylon.

8 And there was great joy in that city.
44 Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in 9 1 But there was a certain man called Simon,
fleb. en be the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and

Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that
that he had scen.

himself was some great one:
45 Which also our fathers that came after brought 10 To whom they all gave heed, from the least
in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power

whom God drave out before the face of our fathers, of God. Pa 78, 55. unto the days of David ;

$ 11 And to him they had regard, because that of 46 · Who found favour before God, and desired long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. u Sam. 16, to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

12 : But when they believed Philip preaching the g Mal z 47' But Solomon built him a house.

things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name chap 21, & 48. Howbeit, the Most High dwelleth not in tem- of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and verbess, sch ples made with hands; as saith the prophet, 49 • Heaven is my throne, and earth is my foot

13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when stool : what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and won!? Kings 6, or what is the place of iny rest?

dered, beholding the miracles and signs which were 50 Hath not my hand made all these things? done.

51 I'Ve stiff-necked, and uncircumcised in heart 14 I Now when the apostles which were at Jeru

and cars,' ye do always resist the Holy Ghost : as salem heard that Samaria had received the word of . Exoz33 , your fathers did, so do ye.

God, they sent unto them Peter and John : 52 * Which of the prophets have not your fathers 15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for 9, c. persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed thein, that they might receive the Holy Ghost : 10. before of the coming of the Just One, of whom ye 16 For as yet he was fallen upon none of them; have been now the betrayers and murderers: only they were baptized in the name of the LordJesus.

53 'Who have received the law by the disposition 17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they * 2 Chron. of angels, and have not kept it.

received the Holy Ghost.
54 I "When they heard these things, they were 18 And when Simon saw, that through laying on

cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he Lube 13, 34. teeth.

offered them money, 55 "But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked 19 "Saying, Give me also this power, that on whom- . Mal. 19

up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, soever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost. chap. 2 32 *!,& and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, 20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish 11, 12

56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift the Son of man standing on the right hand of God. of God may be purchased with money.

57. Then the cried out with a loud voice, and stop-, 21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: 1. Ch. 1,5, 10. ped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.

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CHAPTER IX.

Saul called to the apostleship. 22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness; and they were men cr women, he might bring them pray God, if perhaps the thought of thy heart may bound unto Jerusalem. be forgiven thee.

3 And as he journeyed, he came neor Damascus; 23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bit- and suddenly there shined round about him a light bls 12 terness, and in the bond of iniquity.

from heaven:
24 Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to 4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice say: ?or. 12 2
the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye ing unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?
have spoken come upon me.

5 And he said, 'Who art thou, Lord ? And the
25 And they, when they had testified and preached Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is
the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
preached the gospel in many villages of the Samari- 6 And he, trembling and astonished, said, Lord,

what wilt thou have ine to do? And the Lord suid
26 1 And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be
saying, Arise, and go toward the south, unto the told thee what thou must do.
way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, 7. And the men which journeyed with him stood į Dan. 10
which is desert.

speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.
27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of 8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his
Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Can- eyes were opened, he say no man: but they led him
dace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.
of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for 9 And he was three days without sight, and nei-
to worship,

ther did eat nor drink.
28 Was returning; and, sitting in his chariot, read 10 1 And there was a certain disciple at Damas-
Esaias the prophet.

cus, named Ananias : and to him said the Lord in a
29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.
join thyself to this chariot.

11 4 And the Lord said unto hin, Arise, and go 30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him into the street which is called Straight, and inquire read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest in the house of Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus : thou what thou readest ?

for, behold, he prayeth,
31 And he said, How can I, except some man 12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ana-
should guide me? And he desired Philip that he nias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he
would cone up and sit with him.

might receive his sight.
32 'The place of the scripture which he read was 13 e Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard everse
this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and by many of this man, how much evil he hath done
like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he to thy saints at Jerusalem :
not his mouth:

14. And here he hath authority from the chief
33 In bis humiliation his judgment was taken priests to bind all that call on thy name.
away; and who shall declare his generation ? for

15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for (. 22.11 his life is taken from the earth.

he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name be- 1.6 34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I < fore the Gentiles,and kings; and the childrenof Israel: pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this ? of 16 For I will shew him how great things he must oli 3 himself, or of some other man?

suffer for my name's sake. 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at 17" And Ananias went his way, and entered into 2 Tim. 1, 11. the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. the house ; and putting his hands on bim, said, Bro- ch. 20, 23.

36 And as they went on their way, they came ther Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto 2.Cor. 1, unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized ?

thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with bersessa 37 * And Philip said, If thou believest with all the Holy Ghost. Mark 16 thy heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, 18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it

I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. had been scales; and" he received sight forthwith,

38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still : and arose, and was baptized. and they went down both into the water, both Philip

19 i And when he had received meat, he was verte 22. and the eunuch ; and he baptized him.

strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with
39 'And when they were come up out of the the disciples which were at Damascus.
water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, 20 And straightway he preached Christ in the
that the eunuch saw him no more : and he went on synagogues, that he is the Son of God.
his way rejoicing.

21 But all that heard him were amazed, and said, kchap, ?,4
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through, he preached in all the cities, till he came name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent,
to Cesarea.

that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests? CHAPTER JX.

22 'But Saul increased the more in strength, and Ich 20, 1 Saul, going towards Damascus, is called by Christ: 10 Ana-confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, nias sent to him, and he is baptized, 20 and boldly preacheth proving that this is very Christ. Christ.

23 1 And after that many days were fulfilled, the ASD Saul yet breathing out threatenings and Jews took.counsel to kill him.

slaughter disciples of Lord, 24 " But their laying await was known of Saul. 2 Cor. ver. 18, 21. went unto the high priest,

And they watched the gates day and night, to kill him. 2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the 25 Then the disciples took him by night, and let Tim 1,13 synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether him down by the wall, in a basket.

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Cornelius sendeth for hiin. 25 And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he hour of the day, an angel of God coming in to him,

assayed to join himself to the disciples : but they and saying unto him, Cornelius. nch. 22, 17. were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was 4 And when he locked on him, he was afraid,

and a disciple.

said, What is it, Lord ? And he said unto him, Thy 27 But Barnabas took him, and brought him to prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen before God. the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, 5 And now send men to Joppa, and call for one b verse 92. and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the Simon, whose surname is Peter : name of Jesus.

6 He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose ch.9, 4s. 28 And he was with them coming in and going house is by the sea-side: he shall tell thee what thou ver.2, se out at Jerusalem.

oughtest to do. 29 And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord 7 4 And when the angel which spake unto Corne- d Mark 3,8 Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they lius was departed, he called two of his household went about to slay him:

servants, and a devont soldier of them that waited 30 Which when the brethren know, they brought on him continually; him down to Cesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus. 8 e And when he had declared all these things unto ceches.

31 • Then had the churches rest throughout all them, he sent them to Joppa. Judea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified ; 91' On the morrow, as they went on their jour-fch 1,8 and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the ney, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up & comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied. upon the house-top to pray, about the sixth hour :

32 1 And it came to pass, as Peter passed through- 10 And he became very hungry, and would have out all quarters, he came down also to the saints eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a which dwelt at Lydda.

trance,
33 And there he found a certain man named Eneas, 11 % And saw heaven opened, and a certain ves- geh. 11, &
which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of sel descending unto him, as it had been a great
the palsy.

sheet, knit at the four corners, and let down to the
31 And Peter said unto him, Eneas, Jesus Christ earth;
maketh thce whole; arise, and make thy bed. And

12 Wherein were all manner of four-footed beasts.
he arose immediately.

of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things,
35 And all that dwelt in Lydda and Saron saw and fowls of the air.
him, and turned to the Lord.

13 " And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; Lev. 11,5
36 1 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple kill, and eat.
named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called 14. But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never Ezek. 411
Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and eaten any thing that is common or unclean.
alms-deeds which she did.

15 And the voice spake unto him again the sec- 1 Mat. 15, 37 And it came to pass in those days, that she was ond time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou chap, 11,9 sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they common. laid her in an upper chamber.

16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was re- 1 Cor. 10, 38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, ceived up again into heaven. and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, 17 Now while Peter doubted in himself what this Titus 1, 15. they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the would not delay to come to them.

men which were sent from Cornelius had made in39 Then Peter arose, and went with them. Whenquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate, he was come, they brought him into the upper cham- 18 And called, and asked, whether Simon, which ber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and was surnamed Peter, were lodged there. shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made 19 I While Peter thought on the vision, the k ver. 7, 17. while she was with them.

Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee. 40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled 20 'Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go ich 15, 7. down, and prayed : and turning him to the body, with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them. said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes : and

21 Then Peter went down to the men which were
when she saw Peter, she sat up.

sent unto him from Cornelius, and said, Behold, I
41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up: am he whom ye seek : what is the cause wherefore
and when he had called the saints and widows, he ye are come ?
presented her alive.

22 " And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just
42 And it was known throughout all Joppa : and man, and one that feareth God, and of good report
niany believed in the Lord.

among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from 43 And it came to pass, that he tarried many days God by a holy angel, to send for thee into his house, in Joppa, with one Simon a tanner.

and to hear words of thee. CHAPTER X.

23 - 'Then called he them in, and lodged them. n ch.9,22 i Cornelius sendeth for Peter....34 Peter preacheth....44 The And on the morrow Peter went away with them, and € 11, 12

Holy Ghost falleth on the hearers : they are baptized. certain brethren from Joppa accompanied him.
THERE was a certain man in Cesarea called 24° And the morrow after they entered into Ce-

Cornelius, a centurion of the band called thesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and had
Italian band,

called together his kinsmen and near friends.
2 'A devout man, and one that feared God with 25 And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met
all his house, which gave much alms to the people, him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.
and prayed to God always.

26 P But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I peh. 11.15 3 'He saw in a vision evidently, about the ninth myself also am a man.

11.

ver. 28, 34. Rom. 14,14 .

25.
1 Tim. 4,

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m ver. 23 5.

A. D. 41

THI

o verso 27.

a Terses 22, s.

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