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Thomas's incredulity. CHAP. XXI. Christ appeareth again. me not : for I am not yet ascend-, stood in the midst, and said, ed to my Father : but go to my

Peace be unto you. brethren, and say unto them, I 27 Then saith he to Thomas, ascend unto my Father and your Reach hither thy finger, and beFather, and to my God and your hold my hands; and reach hither God.

thy hand, and thrust it into my 18 Mary Magdalene came and side; and be not faithless, but told the disciples that she had believing. seen the Lord, and that he had 28 And Thomas answered and spoken these things unto her. said unto him, My Lord and my 19 | Then the same day at

God. evening, being the first day of the 29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomweek, when the doors were shut as, because thou hast seen me, where the disciples were assem thou hast believed : blessed are bled for fear of the Jews, came they that have not seen, and yet Jesus and stood in the midst, and have believed. saith unto them, Peace be unto 30 g And many other signs you.

truly did Jesus in the presence of 20 And when he had so said, his disciples, which are not writhe shewed unto them his hands ten in this book. and his side. Then were the dis 31 But these are written, that ciples glad when they saw the ye might believe that Jesus is Lord.

the Christ, the Son of God; and 21 Then said Jesus to them that believing ye might have life again, Peace be unto you: as my through his name. Father hath sent me, even so


1 Christ appearing again to his dis: 22 And when he had said this, ciples was known of them by the he breathed on them, and saith

great draught of fishes. 12 He di

neth with them: 15 earnestly comunto them, Receive ye the Holy mandeth Peter to feed his lumbs Ghost.

and sheep : 18 foretelleth him of 23 Whose soever sins ye remit,

his death: 22 rebuketh his curiosi

ty touching John. 25 The conclu. they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, AFTER these things Jesus they are retained.

shewed himself again to the 24 | But Thomas, one of the disciples at the sea of Tiberias : twelve, called Didymus, was not and on this wise shewed he himwith them when Jesus came. self. 25 The other disciples there 2 There were together Simon fore said unto him, We have seen Peter, and Thomas called Didythe Lord. But he said unto them, mus, and Nathanael of Cana in Except I shall see in his hands Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, the print of the nails, and put my and two other of his disciples. finger into the print of the nails, 3 Simon Peter saith unto them, and thrust my hand into his side, I go a fishing. They say unto I will not believe.

him, We also go with thee. They 26 | And after eight days again went forth, and entered into a his disciples were within, and ship immediately; and that night Thomas with them: then came they caught nothing. Jesus, the doors being shut, and 4 But when the morning was

send I you.


Christ's charge

to Peter. now come, Jesus stood on the son of Jonas, lovest thou me more shore ; but the disciples knew not than these? He saith unto him, that it was Jesus.

Yea, Lord : thou knowest that 5 Then Jesus saith unto them, I love thee. He saith unto him, Children, have ye any meat ? Feed my lambs. They answered him, No.

16 He saith to him again the 6 And he said unto them, Cast second time, Simon son of Jonas, the net on the right side of the lovest thou me? He saith unto ship, and ye shall find. They him, Yea, Lord : thou knowest cast therefore, and now they were that I love thee. He saith unto not able to draw it for the multi- him, Feed my sheep. tude of fishes.

17 He saith unto him the third 7 Therefore that disciple whom time, Simon son of Jonas, lovest Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It thou me ? Peter was grieved beis the Lord. Now when Simon cause he said unto him the third Peter heard that it was the Lord, time, Lovest thou me? And he he girt his fisher's coat unto him, said unto him, Lord, thou know(for he was naked) and did cast est all things; Thou knowest that himself into the sea.

I love thee. Jesus saith unto 8 And the other disciples came him, Feed my sheep. in a little ship (for they were not 18 Verily, verily, I say unto far from land, but as it were two thee, When thou wast young, hundred cubits) dragging the net thou girdedst thyself, and walkwith fishes.

edst whither thou wouldest : but 9 As soon then as they were when thou shalt be old, thou shalt come to land, they saw a fire of stretch forth thy hands, and ancoals there, and fish laid thereon, other shall gird thee, and carry and bread.

thee whither thou wouldest not. 10 Jesus saith unto them, 19 This spake he, signifying by Bring of the fish which ye have what death he should glorify God. now caught.

And when he had spoken this, he 11 Simon Peter went up, and saith unto him, Follow me. drew the net to land full of great 20 Then Peter, turning about, fishes, an hundred and fifty and seeth the disciple whom Jesus lovthree : and for all there were so ed, following ; (which also leanmany, yet was not the net broken. ed on his breast at supper, and

12 Jesus saith unto them, Come said, Lord, which is he that beand dine. And none of the dis- trayeth thee ?) ciples durst ask him, Who art 21 Peter seeing him, saith to thou ? knowing that it was the Jesus, Lord, and what shall this Lord.

13 Jesus then cometh, and ta 22 Jesus saith unto him, If I keth bread, and giveth them, and will that he tarry till I come, what fish likewise.

is that to thee? Follow thou me. 14 This is now the third time 23 Then went this saying abroad that Jesus shewed himself to his among the brethren, that that disciples, after that he was risen disciple should not die : yet Jesus from the dead.

said not unto him, He shall not 15 4 So when they had dined, die; but, if I will that he tarry Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon

till I come, what is that to thee?

man do?

Christ's ascension

into hcaren 24 This is the disciple which , which, if they should be written testifieth of these things, and every one, I suppose that even wrote these things : and we the world itself could not conknow that his testimony is true. tain the books that should be

25 And there are also many written. Amen. other things which Jesus did, the

1 The ACTS of the Apostles. CHAP. I.

saying, Lord, wilt thou at this 1 Christ, preparing his apostles to the time restore again the kingdom to beholding of his ascension, gather

Israel? eth them together into the mount Olivet, commandeth them to c.rpect

ng And he said unto them, It is in Jerusalem the sending down of not for you to know the times or the Holy Ghost, promiseth after few days to send it by virtue where of hath put in his own power.

the seasons which the Father they should be witnesses unto him, eden to the utmost parts of the 8 But ye shall receive power earth. 9 After his ascension they

after that the Holy Ghost is come are warned by two angels to depart, and to set their minds upon his upon you : and ye shall be witsecond coming. 12 They accord nesses unto me, both in Jerusa. ingly return, and, giving them.

lem, and in all Judea, and in Saselves to prayer, choose Matthias apostle in the place of Judas. maria, and unto the uttermost THE former treatise have ! part of the earth.

made, O Theophilus, of all 9 And when he had spoken that Jesus began both to do and these things, while they beheld, teach,

he was taken up; and a cloud 2 Until the day in which he was received him out of their sight. taken up, after that he through 10 And while they looked steadthe Holy Ghost had given com- | fastly toward heaven as he went mandments unto the apostles up, behold, two men stood by whom he had chosen :

them in white apparel ; 3 To whom also he shewed 11 Which also said, Ye men of himself alive after his passion, by Galilee, why stand ye gazing up many infallible proofs, being seen into heaven? this same Jesus of them forty days, and speaking which is taken up from you into of the things pertaining to the heaven, shall so come in like kingdom of God :

manner as ye have seen him go 4 And being assembled together into heaven. with them, commanded them that 12 Then returned they unto they should not depart from Je- Jerusalem, from the mount called rusalem, but wait for the promise Olivet, which is from Jerusalem of the Father, which, saith he, a sabbath-day's journey. ye have heard of me.

13 And when they were come 5 For John truly baptized with in, they went up into an upper water ; but ye shall be baptized room, where abode both Peter, with the Holy Ghost not many and James, and John, and Andays hence.

drew, Philip, and Thomas, Bar. 6 When they therefore were tholomew, and Matthew, James come together, they asked of him, I the son of Alpheus, and Simon

Matthias chosen

an apostle. Zelotes, and Judas the brother of hearts of all men, shew whether James.

of these two thou hast chosen, 14 These all continued with 25 That he may take part of one accord in prayer and suppli this ministry and apostleship, cation, with the women, and Ma from which Judas by transgression ry the mother of Jesus, and with fell, that he might go to his own his brethren.

place. 15 | And in those days Peter 26 And they gave forth their stood up in the midst of the dis lots; and the lot fell upon Matciples, and said, (the number of thias ; and he was numbered the names together were about an with the eleven apostles. hundred and twenty,)

CHAP. II. 16 Men and brethren, this scrip- | 1 The apostles, filled with the IToly ture must needs have been fulfil Ghost, and speaking divers lanled, which the Holy Ghost by the

guages, are admired by some, and

derided by others. 14 Whom Pe. mouth of David spake before ter disproving, and showing that concerning Judas, which was the apostles spake by the power of guide to them that took Jesus. the Holy Ghost, thai Jesus was ris.

en from the dead, ascended into 17 For he was numbered with

heaven, had poured down the same us, and had obtained part of this Holy Ghost, and was the Messias, a

man known to them to be approved ministry.

of God by his miracles, wonders, 18 Now this man purchased a and signs, and not crucified with field with the reward of iniquity ; out his determinate counsel and and falling headlong, he burst

foreknowledge : 37 he baptizeth a

great number that were converted. asunder in the midst, and all his

41 Who afterwards devoutly and bowels gushed out.

charitably converse together : the 19 And it was known unto all

apostles working many miracles,

and the dwellers at Jerusalem ; inso

God daily increasing his

church: much as that field is called in

AND when the day of Pentetheir proper tongue, Aceldama, cost was fully come, they that is to say, The field of blood. were all with one accord in one

20 For it is written in the book place. of Psalms, Let his habitation be 2 And suddenly there came a desolate, and let no man dwell sound from heaven, as of a rushtherein : and, His bishoprick let ing mighty wind, and it filled all another take.

the house where they were sit21 Wherefore of these men ting. which have companied with us, 3 And there appeared unto all the time that the Lord Jesus them cloven tongues like as of went in and out among us, fire, and it sat upon each of them.

22 Beginning from the baptism 4 And they were all filled with of John, unto that same day that the Holy Ghost, and began to he was taken up from us, must speak with other tongues, as the one be ordained to be a witness Spirit gave them utterance. with us of his resurrection.

5 And there were dwelling at 23 And they appointed two, Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out Joseph called Barsabas, who was of every nation under heaven. surnamed Justus, and Matthias. 6 Now when this was noised

And they prayed, and said, abroad, the multitude came toThou, Lord, which knowest the I gether, and were confounded, be

Apostles inspired.


Peter's sermon. cause that every man heard them heaven above, and signs in the speak in his own language. earth beneath ; blood, and fire,

7 And they were all amazed, and vapour of smoke. and marvelled, saying one to 20 The sun shall be turned inanother, Behold, are not all these to darkness, and the moon into which speak, Galileans?

blood, before that great and no8 And how hear we every man table day of the Lord come. in our own tongue, wherein we

21 And it shall come to pass, were born ?

that whosoever shall call on the 9 Parthians, and Medes, and name of the Lord, shall be saved. Elamites, and the dwellers in 22 Ye men of Israel, hear these Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, approved of God among you by 10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in miracles, and wonders, and signs, Egypt, and in the parts of Libya which God did by him in the about Cyrene, and strangers of midst of you, as ye yourselves Rome, Jews and proselytes,

also know : 11 Cretes and Arabians, we 23 Him, being delivered by the do hear them speak in our tongues determinate council and forethe wonderful works of God. knowledge of God, ye have ta

12 And they were all amazed, ken, and by wicked hands have and were in doubt, saying one to crucified and slain : another, What meaneth this? 24 Whom God hath raised up,

13 Others mocking, said, These having loosed the pains of death : men are full of new wine. because it was not possible that

14 9 But Peter, standing up he should be holden of it. with the eleven, lifted up his 25 For David speaketh convoice, and said unto them, Ye cerning him, I foresaw the Lord men of Judea, and all ye that always before my face ; for he is dwell at Jerusalem, be this known on my right hand, that I should unto you, and hearken to my not be moved : words :

26 Therefore did my hcart re15 For these are not drunken, 1 joice, and my tongue was glad ; as ye suppose, seeing it is but the moreover also, my flesh shall rest third hour of the day.

16 But this is that which was 27 Because thou wilt not leave spoken by the prophet Joel, my soul in hell, neither wilt thou

17 And it shall come to pass suffer thine Holy One to see corin the last days, saith God, I will ruption. pour out of my Spirit upon all 28 Thou hast made known to flesh: and your sons and your me the ways of life ; thou shalt daughters shall prophesy, and make me full of joy with thy your young men shall see visions, countenance. and your old men shall dream 29 Men and brethren, let me dreams :

freely speak unto you of the pa18 And on my servants, and triarch David, that he is both on my hand-maidens, I will pour dead and buried, and his sepulout in those days of my Spirit ; chre is with us unto this day. and they shall prophcsy:

30 Therefore being a prophet, 19 And I will shew wonders in and knowing that God had sworn

in hope:

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