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Christ givcih Peter a charge, and CHAP. XXI. rebuketh kis curiosity touching Johni

JI Simon Peter went un, and drew the net 10, whither thou wouldest: but whe land full of great fishes, a hundred and finy and old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and anothree: and ior all there were so inany, yet was ther shall gird thce, and carry thee whither thou not the net broken.

wouldest not. 12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And 19 This spake he, signifying by what death he none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art should glorify God. And when he had spoken tlou? knowing that it was the Lord.

this, he saith unto him, Follow me. 13 Jesus then coneth, and taketh bread, and 20 Then l'eter, turning about, seeth the disciple givcth them, and fish likewise.

whom Jesus loved, following: (which also leaned 14 This is now the third time that Jesus shew-lon his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which ed himself to his disciples, after that he was is he that betrayeth thee?) risen from the dead.

| 21 Peter seeing him, saith to Jesus, Lord, and 15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to what shall this man do ? Siinou Peter, Simon son of Jonas, lovest thou 22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry me more than these ? Ile saith unto him, Yca, till I coule, what is that to thee? Follow thou Lord: thou knowest that I love thee. Ile saith me. unto him, Feed my lambs.

| 23 Then went this saying abroad among the 16 He saith to him again the sccond time, Si- brethren, that that disciple should not die: yer mon son of Jonas, lovest thou ine ? lle saith Jerti3 said not unto him, Ile shall not die ; but, unto hiin, Yea, Lord: thou knowest that I love if I will that he tarry till I come, what is that tice. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. to thee?

17 lle saith unto him the third time, Simon son) 24 This is the disciple which testifieth of these of Jonas, lovest hou me? Peter was grieved things, and wrote these things: and we know borcause he said unto lini the third time, lovest that his testimony is true. thon me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou 25 And there are also many other things which knowest all things; thou knowest that I love Jesus did, the which, if they should be written thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. every one, I suppose that even the world iisel

18 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When ihou could not contain the books that should be writwast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkeistiten. Amen

1 The ACTS of the Apostles., C1 AP ..

son of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas A repetition of Christ's history, fc. the brother of James. IE former treatise have I made, O Theophi- H These all continued with one accord in prayer 1. Jus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, and supplication, with the women, and Mary ilie . Until the day in which he was taken up atter inotlier of Jesuis, and with bis brethren. that he through the Holy Ghost had given con- 151 And in those days Peter stood up in the millst mandments unto the apstles whoin he had of the disciples and said,(the number of the names cinsen:

together were about a hundred and twenty,) 3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after 16 Men and brethren, this scripture must needs Huis passion, by many infallible proofs, being seen have been fulfilled, which the lloly Ghost by the of them forty days, and speaking of the things mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, pertaining to the kingdom of God:

which was guide to them that took Jesus. '4 And being assembled together with them, 17 For he was numbered with us, and liad obo commanded them that they should not deparistained part of this ministry. from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the 18 Now this man purchased a field with hic reFather, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. ward of iniquity; and falling leadlong, he burst

5 Fur Jolin truly haptized with water ; but yc asunder in the midst, and all his bowels guslicd shall be baptized with the lloly Ghost not many out. days

| 19 And it was known unto all the dwellers at 6 When they therefore were come together, Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, this tiine restore again the kingdom to Israel? |Thcficid of blood.

7 Aud hic said unto them, It is not for you to 20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let know the times or the seasons which the Father his habitation he desolate, and let no man dwell hati put in his own power.

therein: and, is bishoprick let another lake. 8 But ve shall receive power after that the Holy 21 Wherefore of these men which have comGhost is come upon yon: and ye shall be wit-panied with us, all the time that the Lord Jesus nessce unto me, both in Jerusalem, and in all went in and out ainong us, Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the utterinost 22 Beginning from the baptism of John, 11:10 part of the earth.

that same day that he was taken up front ils, ? And when he had spoken these things, while must one be ordained to be a witness with us of they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud re-his resurrection.' ceived liim out of their sight.

23 And they appointed two, Joseph called Bar10 And while they looked stead fastly toward'sabas, who was surnamed Juistus, and Matthias. heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood| 24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, by thein in white apparel;

which knowest ihe hearts of all men, shew whein Which also said, Ye men oi Galilee, whylther of these two thou hast chosen, stand ye gazing up into heaven ? this sanie Jesus 95 That he may uake part of this ministry and wlich is taken up froin you into heaven, shall apostleship, from which Judas by transgression so come in like manner as ye have seen him go foll, that he miglit go to his own place. jpto heaven.

| 26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot 12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem, from fell upon Matthias ; and he was muinbcred with the mount called Olivei, which is from Jerusa- the eleven aposiles. Jein a sabbath-day's journey.

CILAP. II. 13 And when they were come in, they went up! The apostles receive the Holy Ghost. into all upper room, where abode both Peter,! AND when the day of Pentecost was fully and James, and John, and Andres, l'hilip, and 1 conie, they were all with que accord in one Thomas, Bartholoincw, and Matthew, James the place.

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Peter's sermon.

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2 And suddenly there came a sound from hea-life; thou shalt make me full of joy with the
ven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled countenance.
all the house where they were sitting.

29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak um: 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues you of the patriarch David, that he is both dea like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. and buried, and his sepulchre is with us was

4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, this day.
and began to speak with other tongues, as the 30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing the
Bpirit gave them utterance.

God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the 5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, die devout men, out of every nation under heaven. would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

6 Now when this was noised abroad, the mul- 31 He seeing this before, spake of the resurrel
titude came together, and were confounded, be- tion of Christ, that his soul was not left in het
cause that every man heard them speak in his neither his flesh did see corruption.
own language.

7 And they were all amazed, and marvelled, all are witnesses.
saying one to another, Behold, are not all these 33 Therefore being by the right hand of God
which speak, Galileans?

exalted, and having received of the Father to 8 And how hear we every man in our own promise of the lloly Ghost, he hath shed for tongue, wherein we were born ?

this, which ye now see and hear. 9 Parunians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the 34 For David is not ascended into the heaven dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and but he saith himself, The LORD said unto u Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in 35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool. the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers 36 Therefore let all the house of Israel knes

assuredly, that God hath made that same Jest u Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them whom ye liave crucified, both Lord and Christ speak in our tongues the wonderful works of| 37 Now when they heard this, they wert God.

pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter an 12 And they were all amazed, and were in to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethrea doubt, saying one to another, What neaneth what shall we do? this?

| 38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be 13 Others mocking, said, These men are full of baptized every one of you in the name of Jesa new wine.

Christ, for the remission of sins, and ye shall re 141 But Peter, standing up with the eleven,ceive the gift of the Holy Ghost. lined up his voice, and said unto thein, Yemen) 39 For the promise is unto you, and to your of Judea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be children, and to all that are afar off, even as this known unto you, and hearken to my words: many as the Lord our God shall call.

15 For those are not drunken, as ye suppose, | 40 And with many other words did he testify seeirg it is but the third hour of the day. and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this

16 But this is that which was spoken by the untoward generation. prophet Joel,

41 1 Then they that gladly received his word, 17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, were baptized: and the same day there were Baith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all added unto them about three thousand souls. flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall 42 And they continued steadfastly in the apos prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, tles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of

bread, and in prayers. 18 And on my servants, and on my hand-mal-1 43 And fear came upon every soul: and many

the parts Jews and proselytese do hear them whom you when they heard this: Peter and

and your old men shall ng men shall see visions"), 42 And they continue three thousa

soul: and many

and vans in the earth beneers in heaven above 1.44 And all thaans were done

these wordsing you daily such as

CHIAP; une man, Be.


and they shall prophesy :

44 And all that believed were together, and had 19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, all things common; and signs in the earth beneath ; blood, and fire, 45 And sold their possessions and goods, and and vapour of smoke.

parted them to all men, as every man had need 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and 46 And they, continuing daily with one accord the moon into blood, before that great and nota- in the temple, and breaking bread from house to ble day of the Lord come.

Jhouse, did eat their meat with gladness and sifr
21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever gleness of heart,
shall call on the name of the Lord, shall be saved.) 47 Praising God, and having favonr with all

22 Ye nien of Israel, hear these words; Jesus the people. And the Lord added to the church
of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you daily such as should be saved.
by miracles, and wonders, and signs, which God
did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves

Peter cureth a lame man, fc. also know:

NOW Peter and John went up together into 23 Him, being delivered by the determinate T the temple, at the hour of prayer, being the counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have ta- ninth hour. ken, and by wicked hands have crucified and! 2 And a certain man lame from his mother's slain :

womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the 24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed gate of the temple which is called Beautiful the pains of death : because it was not possible to ask alms cf then that entered into the that he should be holden of it.

25 For David speaketh concerning him, I fore- 3 Who, seeing Peter and John about to go into
saw the Lord always before my face; for he is the temple, asked an alms.
on my right hand, that I should not be moved: 4 And Peter fastening his eyes upon him with

26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my John, said, Look on us.
tongue was glad; moreover also, iny flesh shall 5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to
rest in hope :

receive something of them.
27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, 6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none
neither wilt thou suffer thy Holy One to see but such as I have give I thee: In the name of

Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk. 28 Thou hast made known to me the ways orl 7 And he took him by the right hand and lifted

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Peter exhorteth to repentance.


Peter and John threatened: kim up: and immediately his feet and ancle-word, belicved; and the number of the men bones received strength.

was alsout five thousand. 8 And he, leaping up, stood, and walked, and 5 f And it came to pass on the morrow, that entered with them into the teinple, walking, and their rulers, and elders, and scribes, leaping, and praising God.

| 6 And Annas the high priest, and Caiaplias, 9 And all the people saw him walking and and John, and Alexander, and as many as were praising God:

of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered 10 And they knew that it was he which sat for together at Jerusalem. alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and 7 And when they had set them in the midst, they were filled with wonder and amazement they asked, By what power, or by what naine at that which had happened unto him.

have ye done this? Il And as the lame man which was healed 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, of Israel, greatly wondering.

1 9lf we this day be examined of the good deed 12 11 And when Peter saw it, he answered un- done to the impotent man, by what means he is to the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye made whole ; at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as 10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the though by our own power or holiness we had people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ made this man to walk ?

of Nazareth, whoni ye crucified, whom God 13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of raised from the dead, even by him doth this Jacob, the God of our fathers haih glorified his man stand here before you whole. Son Jesus; whoin ye delivered up, and denied il This is the stone which was set at nought of him in the presence of Pilate, when he was de- you builders, which is become the head of the terinined to let him go.

. corner. 14 But ye denied the lloly One, and the Just, 12 Neither is there salvation in any other : for and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; there is none other name under heaven give!

15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God among nien, whereby we must be saved. hath raised from the dead; whereof we are 13 ! Now, when they saw the boldness of Pe. witnesses.

ter and John, and perceived that they were uit. 16 And his nanie, through faith in his name, learned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and hath niade this man strong, whom ye sec and they took knowledge of them, that they had kuow: yea, the faith which is by hini, hath been with Jesus. given hin this perfect soundness in the presence 14 And beholding the man which was healed of you all.

standing with them, they could say nothing 17 And now, brethren, I wot that through ig-against it. Borance ye did it, as did also your rulers. | 15 But when they had cominanded them to go

Id But those things which God before had shew- aside out of the council, thcy conferred among ed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ themscives, should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.

16 Saying, What shall we do to these men ? for 19 1 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that indeed a notable miracle hath been done that your sins may be blotted out, when the by then is manifest to all then that dwell in times of refreshing shall come from the presence Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. of the Lord;

17 But that it spread no further among the peo20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which be-ple, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak fore was preached unto you:

henceforth to no man in this name. 21 Whom the heaven must receive, until the 18 And they called them, and commanded them, times of restitution of all things, which God not to speak at all, nor teach in the name of Jesus. hath spoken by the inouth of all his holy pro- 19 But Peter and John answered and said unto plets, since the world began.

them, Wnether it be right in the sight of God to 22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. Prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto 20 For we cannot but speak the things which you, of your brethren, like unto me; hiin shall we have seen and heard. ye hcar in all things, whatsoever he shall say 21 So, when they had further threatened then, unto you.

they let theni go, finiling nothing how they 23 And it shall come to pass, that every sou might punish thein, because of the people : for which will not hear that I'rophet, shall be de- all men glorified God for that which was done. stroyed from among the people.

22 For the man was above forty years old on · 24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel, and whom this nuiracle of healing was shewed. those that follow after, as many as have spoken.) 23 11 And being let go, they went to their own have likewise foretold of these days.

company, and reported all that the chief priests 25 Ye are the children of the prophets, and orland elders had said unto theni. the covenant which God made with our fathers, 24 And when they heard that, they lifted up saying unto Abraham, And in thy sced shall all their voice to God with one accord, and said, the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, 26 Unto you first, God having raised up his Son and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is; Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away! 25 Who, by the mouth of thy servant David every one of you from his iniquities.

hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the CHAP. IV.

people imagine vain things ? Peter and John imprisoned.

26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the AND as they spake unto the people, the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, 1 priests, and the captain of the temple, and and against his Christ the Sadducees came upon thein,

27 Fur of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, 2 Being grieved that they taught the people, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, ind and preached through Jesus the resurrection Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the peofrom the dead.

Iple of Israel, were gathered together, 3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in 28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy hold unto the next day: for it was noweven-tide.Icounsel determined before to be done. ( Howbcit, many of them which heard thel 29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings:

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The disciples filled with the Holy Spirit. THE ACTS. An angel deliveretk the apostles and grant unto thy servants, that with all bold- | 16 There came also a multitude out of the citie ness they may speak thy word,

round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks 1 30) By stretching forth thy hand to heal ; and and then which were vexed with unclean spirits that signs and wonders may be done by the and they were healed every one. name of thy holy child Jesus.

117 Then the high pricst rose up, and all tb 31 4 And when they had prayed, the place was that were with bim, (which is the sect of us shaken where they were assembled together; and Sadducecs,) and were filled with indignation, They were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and| 18 And laid their hands on the apostles, air they spake the word of God with boldness. put them in the common prison.

32 And the multitude of them that believed 19 But the angel of the Lord by night opens were of one heart, and of one soul: neither said the prisou-doors, and brought them forti, am any of them that aught of the things which he said, Jossessed was his own, but they had all things 20 Go, stand and speak in the temple to the common.

people all the words of this life. 33 And with great power gave the apostles wit- 21 And when they heard that, they entered in: ness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and the temple early in the morning, and taught great grace was upon them all.

But the high priest came, and they that we 34 Neither was there any among them that with him, and called the council together, a. lacked: for as many as were possessors of lanıls all the senate of the children of Israel, and sta or houses sold thein, and brought the prices of to the prison to have them brought the things that were sold,

| 22 But when the officers came, and found then 35 And laid them down at the apostles' feet : not in the prison, they returned, and told, and distribution was made unto every man ac- 23 Saying, The prison truly found we sho cording as he had need.

with all safety, aud the kce pers standing Wi36 And Joses, who by the apostles was sur- out before the doors : but when we had opened, named Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, we found no man within. The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the 24 Now, when the high priest, and the captai country of Cyprus,

for the temple, and the chier priests hard thes 37 Having land, sold it, and brought the money, things, they doubled of them whereuntos and laid it at the apostlcs' feet.

would grow. CHAP. V.

25 Then came one and told them, saying, Br Ananias and Sapphira smitten, sc. hold, the men whom ye put in prison are stand DUT a certain man named Ananias, withing in the temple, and teaching the people. B Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,

26 Then went the captain with tre officers, 230 2 And kept hack part of the price, (his wife brought them without violence: for they scant also being privy to it,) and brought a certian/the people, lest they should have been stoned. part, and laid it at the apostles' fect.

| 27 And when they had brought thein, they 3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan them before the council: and the high priest askfilled thy heart to lie to the floly Ghost, and to ed them, keep back part of the price of the land ?

28 Saying, Did not we straitly command you, 4 While it remained, was it not thine own ? that ye should not teach in this name? and be and after it was sold, was it not in thine own hold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, power? why hast thou conceived this thing in and intend to bring this man's blood upon us. Thy heart ? thou hast not lied unto incn, but 29 Then Peter and the other apostles an unto God.

swered and said, We ought to obey God rather 5 And Ananias hearing these words, fell down, than men. and gave up the ghost. And great fear came on 30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, all then that heard these things.

whom ye slew and hanged on a tree: 6 And the young men arose, wound him up, 31 llin hath God exalted with his right hand and carried him oiit, and buried him.

'ito be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repent7 And it was abont the space of three hours ance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. antcr, wlien his wife, not kuowing what was 32 And we are his witnesses of these things : done, came in.

and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath 8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whe-given to them that obey him. ther ye sold the land for so much? And she said, 33 : When they heard that, they were cut la Yca, for so much.

'Ithe heart, and took counsel to slay them. 9 Then Peter said unto her, low is it that ye 34 hcn stood there up one in the council, a have agreed together to teinpt the Spirit of the l'harisee, named Garnaliel, a doctor of the law, Lord ? behold the feet of them which have buri-had in reputation ainong all the people, and com ed thy husband are at the door, and shall carry manded to put the apostles forth a little space: thcc out.

35 And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take 10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, heed to yourecives what ye intend to do as and yielded up the ghost. And the young men touching these men: came in, and found her dead, and carrying her 36 For before these days rose up Theudas, forth, buried her by lier husband.

Iboasting himself to be soincbody : to whoin å 11 And great fear came upon all the church, number of men, about four hundred, joined themand upon as many as heard these things. Iselves: who was slain; and all, as many as

12 | And by the hands of the apostles were obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to Alany signs and wonders wrought among the nought. people; (and they were all with one accord in 37 After this man rose up Judas of Galilee, in Solomon's porch.

the days of the taxing, and drew away much 13 And of the rest durst no man join himself to people aster him: he also perished; and all, coen them: but the people magnified them.

as inany as obeyed hiin, were dispersed. 14 And believers were the more added to the 38 And now I say unto you, Refrain from Lord, m.titudes both of men and women :) (these men, and let theni alone : for if this coun

15 Ingoinuch that they brought forth the sick!sel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: into the streets, and laid them on beds andl 39 But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it: coucbes, that at he least the shadow of Peter Hlest haply ye be found even to fight against God. passing by night overshadow some of them. 40 And to him they agreed: and when they

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Stephen falsely accused.


His answer in his defence had called the apostles, and beaten them, they! 6 Aud God spake on this wise, That his seed commanded that they should not speak in the should sojourn in a strange land; and that they name of Jesus, and let them go.

should bring them into bondage, and entreat 41 1. And they departed from the presence of them evil four hundred years. the council, rejoicing that they were counted 7 And the nation to whom they shall be in worthy to suffer shame for his nanie.

bondage will I judge, said God: and after that 42 And daily in the temple, and in every house,' shall they come forth, and serve me in this place. they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ. 8 And he gave him the covenant of circumCIlAP. vi..

cision. And so Abraham begat Isaac, and cirSenen deacons appointed, &c.

cumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat AND in those days, when the number of the Jacob, and Jacob begat the twelve patriarchs.

A disciples was multiplied, there arose a mur- 9 And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold muring of the Grecians against the llebrews, Joseph into Egypt: but God was with hini, because their widows were neglected in the 10 And delivered him out of all his afflictions, daily ministration.

land gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of 2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him yodisciples unto them, and said, It is not reason vernor over Egypt, and all liis house. that we should leave the word of God, and serve U Now there came a dearth over all the land tables.

of Egypt and Chanaan, and great aftiiction, and 3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you our fathers found no sustenance. seven men of honest report, full of the lioly 12 But when Jacob heard that there was corn Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over in Egypt, be sent out our fathers first. this business.

13 And at the second time Joseph was made 4 But we will give ourselves continually to known to his brethren: and Joseph's kindred prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

was made known unto T'haraoh. 5 I And the saying pleased the whole multi- 14 Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jatude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of cob to him, and all his kindred, threescore and faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and fifteen souls. Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Tinion, and Par- 15 So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, menas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antiochi, hc, and our fathers,

6 Whom they set before the apostles, and when 16 And were carried over into Sychem, and they had prayed, they laid their hands on them. laid in the scpulchre that Abraham bought for a

7 And the word of God increased; and the sum of money of the sons of Emmor, the father number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem of Sychem. greatly; and a great company of the priests 17 But wlicn the time of the promise drew nigh, were obedient to the faith.

which God had sworn to Abrahain, the people .8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did grew and multiplied in Egypt, great wonders and miracles among the people. 18 Till another king arosc, which knew not Jo

911 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, seph. which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, 19 The same dealt subtilely with onr kindred, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them and evil-entreated our fathers, so that they cast of Cilicia, and of Asia, disputing with Stephen. out their young children, to the end they inight

10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom not live. and the spirit by which he spake.

| 20 In which time Moses was born, and was ex11 Then they suborned men, which said, We ceeding fair, and nourished up in his father's have heard him speak blasphemous words against house three months : Moses, and against God.

| 21 And when he was cast out, Pharaoh's daugh12 And they stirred up the people, and the el- ter took him up, and nourished him for her own ders, and the scribes, and came upon hion, and soll. caught him, and brought him to the council, 22 And Moses was learned in all the wisdoni of

13 And set up false witnesses, which said, This the Egyptians, and was nighty in words and in man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words deeds. against this holy place, and the law:

| 23 And when he was full forty years old, it 14 For we have heard him say, that this Jesus came into his heart to visit his brethren the chilof Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall dren of Israel. change the customs which Moses delivered us. 24 And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he de

15 And all that sat in the council, looking stead- fended him, and avenged him that was oppressfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the ed, and smote the Egyptian : face of an angel.

i 25 For he supposed his brethren would have

lunderstood how that God by his hand would deStephen answercth for himself. liver them: but they understood not. M HEN said the high priest, Are these things 26 And the next day he shewed himself unto 1 so?

them as they strove, and would have set thein 2 And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren; why hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our do ye wrong one to another ? Jacher Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia,! 27 But he that did his neighbour wrong, thrust before he dwelt in Charran,

Thim awny, saying, Who made thee a ruler and 3 And said unto him, Get thee out of thy coun- a judge over us? try, and from thy kindred, and come into the 28 Wilt thou kill me, as thou didst the Egyptian land which I shall shew thee.

vesterday? 4 Then came he out of the land of the Chalde- 29 Thien ficd Moses at this saying, and was a áns, and dwelt in Charran, And from thence, stranger iirthe land of Madian, where he begat when his father was dcad, he removed him into two sons. this land wherein ye now dwell.

| 30 And when forty years were expired, therrap 5 And he gave him none inheritance in it, no,peared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina, not so much as to set his foot on: yet he pro-an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush. mised that he would give it to hiin for a posses- 31 When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sion, and to his seed after him, when as yet helsight; and as liedrew near to behold it, the voice hud bio child.

of the Lord came unto him,


The Stephen CHAP. V

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