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Christ appeareth again ST. JOHN. to his disciples. Thomas with them: then came 4 But when the morning was Jesus, the doors being shut, and now come, Jesus stood on the stood in the midst, and said, shore; but the disciples knew Peace be unto you.

not that it was Jesus. 27 Then saith he to Thomas, 5 Then Jesus saith unto them, Reach hither thy finger, and be- Children, have ye any meat ? hold my hands; and reach hither They answered him, No. thy hand, and thrust it into my 6 And he said unto them, Cast side ; and be not faithless, but the net on the right side of the believing.

ship, and ye shall find. They 28 And Thomas answered and cast therefore, and now they said unto him, My Lord and my were not able to draw it for the God.

multitude of fishes. 29 Jesus saith unto him, Thom 7 Therefore that disciple whom as, because thou hast seen me, Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It thou hast believed: blessed are is the Lord. Now when Simon they that have not seen, and yet Peter heard that it was the Lord, have believed.

he girt his fisher's coat unto him, 30 | And many other signs (for he was naked,) and did cast truly did Jesus in the presence himself into the sea. of his disciples, which are not 8 And the other disciples came written in this book:

in a little ship, (for they were 31 But these are written, that not far from land, but as it were ye might believe that Jesus is two hundred cubits,) dragging the Christ, the Son of God; and the net with fishes. that believing ye might have life 9 As soon then as they were through his name.

come to land, they saw a fire of CHAPTER XXI.

coals there, and fish laid thereon, 1 Christ appearing again to his disciples and bread. was known of them by the great draught 10 Jesus saith unto them, Bring of fishes. 12 He dineth with them : 15 carnestly commandeth Peter to feed his of the fish which ye have now lambs and sheep: 18 foretelleth him of

caught. his death: 22 rebuketh his curiosity touching John. 25 The conclusion.

11 Simon Peter went up, and FTER these things Jesus drew the net to land full of

disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and three : and for all there were and on this wise shewed he him

so many, yet was not the net self.

broken. 2 There were together Simon 12 Jesus saith unto them, Come Peter, and Thomas called Didy- and dine. And none of the discimus, and Nathanael of Cana in ples durst ask him, Who art thou? Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, knowing that it was the Lord. and two other of his disciples. 13 Jesus then cometh, and 3 Simon Peter saith unto them, taketh bread, and giveth them, I go a fishing. They say unto and fish likewise. him, We also go with thee. 14 This is now the third time They went forth, and entered that Jesus shewed himself to his into a ship immediately; and disciples, after that he was risen that night they caught nothing. from the dead.


Christ's repeated THE ACTS. charge to Peter.

15 | So when they had dined, | God. And when he had spoken Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Si- this, he saith unto him, Follow mon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith 20 Then Peter, turning about, unto him, Yea, Lord; thou seeth the disciple whom Jesus knowest that I love thee. He loved following ; which also saith unto him, Feed my lambs. leaned on his breast at supper,

16 He saith to him again the and said, Lord, which is he that second time, Simon, son of Jonas, betrayeth thee? lovest thou me ? He saith unto 21 Peter seeing him saith to him, Yea, Lord ; thou knowest Jesus, Lord, and what shall this that I love thee. He saith unto

man do? him, Feed my sheep.

22 Jesus saith unto him, If I 17 He saith unto him the third | will that he tarry till I come, time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest what is that to thee? follow thou me? Peter was grieved thou me. because he said unto him the 23 Then went this saying third time, Lovest thou me? abroad among the brethren, that And he said unto him, Lord, that disciple should not die: yet thou knowest all things; thou Jesus said not unto him, He knowest that I love thee. Je- shall not die ; but, If I will that sus saith unto him, Feed my he tarry till I come, what is that sheep.

to thee? 18 Verily, verily, I say unto 24 This is the disciple which thee, When thou wast young, testifieth of these things, and thou girdedst thyself, and walk wrote these things : and we edst whither thou wouldest: but know that his testimony is true. when thou shalt be old, thou 25 And there are also many shalt stretch forth thy hands, other things which Jesus did, and another shall gird thee, and the which, if they should be carry thee whither thou wouldest written every one, I

suppose not.

that even the world itself could 19 This spake he, signifying not contain the books that by what death he should glorify should be written. Amen.


Tiadcore Theophilus,

of all


THE former treatise have I 1 Christ, preparing his apostles to the behold

ingof his ascension, gathereth them together into the mount Olivet, commandeth them that Jesus began both to do and to expect in Jerusalem: the sendiny doron of the Holy Ghost, promiseth after few days

teach, to send it: by virtue whereof they should be 2 Until the day in which he witnesses unto him, even tothe utmost parts of the earth. 9 After his ascension they are was taken up, after that he warned by two angels to depart, and to set through the Holy Ghost had Theyaccordingly return, and, giving them- given commandments unto the selves to prayer choose Matthius apostle apostles whom he had chosen:

Ascension of Christ. THE ACTS. Matthias chosen.

3 To whom also he shewed | Olivet, which is from Jerusalem himself alive after his passion a sabbath day's journey. by many infallible proofs, being 13 And when they were come seen of them forty days, and in, they went up into an upper speaking of the things pertaining room, where abode both Peter, to the kingdom of God:

and James, and John, and An4 And, being assembled togeth- drew, Philip, and Thomas, Barer with them, commanded them tholomew, and Matthew, James that they should not depart from the son of Alpheus, and Simon Jerusalem, but wait for the prom- | Zelotes, and Judas thc brother of ise of the Father, which, saith James. hc, ye have heard of me.

14 These all continued with 5 For John truly baptized with one accord in prayer and supwater; but ye shall be baptized plication, with the women, and with the Holy Ghost not many Mary the mother of Jesus, and days hence.

with his brethren. 6 When they therefore were 15 | And in those days Peter come together, they asked of stood up in the midst of the him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at disciples, and said, (the number this time restore again the king- of names together were about a dom to Israel ?

hundred and twenty,) 7 And he said unto them, It is 16 Men and brethren, this Scripnot for you to know the times or ture must needs have been fulthe seasons, which the Father filled, which the Holy Ghost by hath put in his own power.

the mouth of David spake be8 But ye shall receive power, | fore concerning Judas, which after that the Holy Ghost is was guide to them that took come upon you: and ye shall | Jesus. be witnesses unto me both in 17 For he was numbered with Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and us, and had obtained part of in Samaria, and unto the utter this ministry. most part of the earth.

18 Now this man purchased a 9 And when he had spoken field with the reward of iniqthese things, while they beheld, uity; and failing headlong, he he was taken up; and a cloudburstasunder in the midst, received him out of their sight. . and all his bowels gushed out.

10 And while they looked 19 And it was known unto all steadfastly toward heaven the dwellers at Jerusalem; inhe went up, behold, two men somuch as that field is called, stood by them in white apparel; | in their proper tongue, Acelda

11 Which also said, Ye men ma, that is to say, The field of of Galilee, why stand ye gazing blood. up into heaven? this same Je 20 For it is written in the book sus, which is taken up from of Psalms, Let his habitation be you into heaven, shall so come desolate, and let no man dwell in like manner as ye have seen therein: and, His bishoprick let him go into heaven.

another take. 12 Then returned they unto 21 Wherefore of these men Jerusalem from the mount called | which have companied with us


The descent of

THE ACTS. the Holy Ghost, all the time that the Lord Jesus 5 And there were dwelling at went in and out among us,

Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out 22 Beginning from the baptism of every nation under heaven. of John, unto that same day that 6 Now when this was noised he was taken up from us, must abroad, the multitude came toone be ordained to be a witness gether, and were confounded, with us of his resurrection. because that every man heard

23 And they appointed two, Jo- them speak in his own language. seph called Barsabas, who was 7 And they were all amazed surnamed Justus, and Matthias. and marvelled, saying one to 24 And they prayed, and said, another, Behold, are not all Thou, Lord, which knowest the these which speak Galileans ? hearts of all men, shew whether 8 And how hear we every man of these two thou hast chosen, in our own tongue, wherein we

25 That he may take part of were born ? this ministry and apostleship, 9 Parthians, and Medes, and from which Judas by trans- | Elamites, and the dwellers in gression fell, that he might go Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and to his own place.

Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, 26 And they gave forth their 10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in lots; and the lot fell upon Mat- Egypt, and in the parts of Libya thias; and he was numbered with about Cyrene, and strangers of the eleven apostles.

Rome, Jews and proselytes,

11 Cretes and Arabians, we do 1 The apostles, filled with the Holy Ghost, and hear them speak in our tongues speaking divers languages, are admired by some, and derided by others. 14 Whom

the wonderful works of God. Peter disproving, and shewing that the 12 And they were all amazed, apostles spake by the power of the Holy Ghost, that Jesus was risen from the dead, and were in doubt, saying one ascended into heaven, had poured down

to another, What meaneth this? the same Holy Ghost, and was the Messias, a man known to them to be approved of 13 Others mocking said, These God by his miracles, wonders, and signs, and not crucified without his determinate men are full of new wine. counsel and foreknowledge: 37 he baptizeth 14 But Peter, standing up with a urcat number that were converted. 41 Who afterwards devoutly and charitably converse toyether. the apostles working and said unto them, Ye men of

the eleven, lifted up his voice, many miracles, and God daily increasing his church.

Judea, and all ye that dwell at ND when the day of Pentecost | Jerusalem, be this known unto

you, and hearken to my words: all with one accord in one place. 15 For these are not drunken,

2 And suddenly there came a as ye suppose, seeing it is but the sound from heaven as of a rushing third hour of the day. mighty wind, and it filled all the 16 But this is that which was house where they were sitting. spoken by the prophet Joel;

3 And there appeared unto thein 17 And it shall come to pass in cloven tongues like as of fire, the last days, saith God, I will pour and it sat upon each of them. out of my Spirit upon all flesh :

4 And they were all filled with and your sons and your daughters the Holy Ghost, and began to shall prophesy, and your young: speak with other tongues, as the men shall see visions, and your Spirit gave them utterance. old men shall dream dreams:

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Peter's sermon on the THE ACTS. day of Pentecost.

18 And on my servants and on | patriarch David, that he is both my handmaidens I will pour out dead and buried, and his sepulin those days of my Spirit; and chre is with us unto this day. they shall prophesy :

30 Therefore being a prophet, 19 And I will shew wonders in and knowing that God had sworni heaven above, and signs in the with an oath to him, that of the earth beneath ; blood, and fire, fruit of his loins, according to and vapour of smoke :

the flesh, he would raise up 20 The sun shall be turned in Christ to sit on his throne; to darkness, and the moon into 31 He, seeing this before, spake blood, before that great and no of the resurrection of Christ, that table day of the Lord come: his soul was not left in hell, nei21 And it shall come to pass,

ther his flesh did see corruption. that whosoever shall call on the 32 This Jesus hath God raised name of the Lord shall be saved. up, whereof we all are witnesses.

22 Ye men of Israel, hear these 33 Therefore being by the right words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man hand of God exalted, and having approved of God among you by received of the Father the prommiracles and wonders and signs, ise of the Holy Ghost, he hath which God did by him in the midst shed forth this, which ye now of you, as ye yourselves also know: 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 himself, The LORD said unto my taken, and by wicked hands Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, have crucified and slain :

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

25 For David speaketh concern whom ye have crucified, both ing him, I foresaw the Lord al- Lord and Christ. ways 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 my soul in hell, neither wilt thou Christ for the remission of sins, suffer thine Holy One to see cor- and ye shall receive the gift of ruption.

the Holy Ghost. 28 Thou hast made known to 39 For the promise is unto you, me the ways of life; thou shalt and to your children, and to all make me full of joy with thy that are afar off, even as many as countenance.

the Lord our God shall call. 29 Men and brethren, let me 40 And with many other words freely speak unto you of the did hc testify and exhort, saying,

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