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a great number. him, that of the fruit of his, and to all that are afar off loins, according to the flesh, even as many as the Lord he would raise up Christ to our God shall call. sit on his throne;

d 40 And with many other t 31 He seeing this before words did he testify and exspake of the resurrection of hort, saying, Save yourselves Christ, that his soul was not from this untoward generaleft in 'hell, neither his flesh tion. did see corruption.

1419 Then they that gladly 32 This Jesus hath God received his word were bapraised up, whereof we all are tized: and the same day there witnesses.

were added unto them about t 33 Therefore being by the three thousand souls. right hand of God exalted, 42 And they continued stead. and having received of the fastly in the apostles' doctrine Father the promise of the and fellowship, and in breakHoly Ghost, he hath shed ing of bread, and in prayers. forth this, which ye now see

43 And fear came upon and hear.

every soul: and many wont 34 For David is not ascend- ders and signs were done by ed into the heavens: but he the apostles. saith himself, The Lord said 44 And all that believed unto my Loril, Sit thou on were together, and had all my right hand,

things common; 35 Until I make thy foes

45 And sold their possesthy footstool.

sions and goods, and parted 36 Therefore let all the them to all men, as every house of Israel know as- man had need. suredly, that God hath made d 46 And they, continuing that same Jesus, whom ye daily with one accord in the have crucified, both Lord temple, and breaking bread and Christ.

from house to house, did eat 137 Now when they heard their meat with gladness and this, they were pricked in singleness of heart, their heart, and said unto 47 Praising God, and havPeter and to the rest of the ing favour with all the peo. a postles, Men and brethren, ple. And the Lord added what shall we do?

to the church daily such as d38 Then Peter said unto should be saved. them, Repent, and be bap- d* CHAP. III. name of Jesus Christ for the NowPeter and John

went up together into remission of sins, and ye the temple at the hour of shall receive the gift of the prayer, being the ninth hour. Holy Ghost.

f2 And a certain man lame 39 For the promise is unto from his mother's womb was ou, and to your children, carried, whom they laid daily let him go.

A lame man

restored. at the gate of the temple marvel ye at this? or why which is called Beautiful, to look ye so earnestly on us, as ask alms of them that en- though by our own power or tered into the temple; holiness we had made this

3 Who seeing Peter and man to walk? John about to go into the t 13 The God of Abraham, temple asked an alms. and of Isaac, and of Jacob,

4 And Peter, fastening his the God of our Fathers, hath eyes upon him with John, glorified his Son Jesus; whoin said, Look on us.

ye delivered up, and denied d 5 And he gave heed unto him in the presence of Pilate, them, expecting to receive when he was determined to something of them.

6 Then Peter said, Silver ( 14 But ye denied the Holy and gold have I none; but One and the Just, and desuch as I have give I thee: In sired a murderer to be grantthe name of Jesus Christ of ed unto you; Nazareth rise up and walk. 15 And killed the Prince of

7 And he took him by the life, whom God hath raised right hand, and lifted him from the dead; whereof we up: and immediately his feet are witnesses. and ancle bones received c 16 And his name through strength.

faith in his name hath made m8 And he leaping up stood, this man strong, whom ye see and walked, and entered with and know: yea, the faith them into the temple, walk- which is by him'hath given ing, and leaping, and prais- him this perfect soundness in ing God.


presence of 9 And all the people saw 17 And now, brethren, I wot him walking and praising that through ignorance ye God:

did it, as did also your rulers. 10 And they knew that it 18 But those things, which was he which sat for alms at God before had shewed by the Beautiful gate of the the mouth of all his prophets, temple: and they were filled that Christ should suffer, he with wonder and amazement hath so fulfilled. at that which had happened d 19 9 Repent ye therefore, unto him.

and be converted, that your fil And as the lame man sins may be blotted out, when which was healed held Peter the times of refreshing shall and John, all the people ran come from the presence of together unto them in the the Lord; porch that is called Solo- 20 And he shall send Jesus mon's, greatly wondering. Christ, which before was

12 ( And when Peter saw preached unto you: it, he answered unto the peo

21 Whom the heaven mu ple, Ye men of Israel, why receive until the times of ro

you all.

The Apostles

titution of all things, which d4 Howbeit many of them
God hath spoken by the which heard the word be-
mouth of all his holy pro- lieved ; and the number of
phets since the world began. the men was about five thou-
a 22 For Moses truly said un- sand.
to the fathers, A prophet 5 f And it came to pass on
shall the Lord your God raise the morrow, that their rulers,
up unto you of your brethren, and elders, and scribes,
like unto me; him shall yéf 6 And 'Annas the high
hear in all things whatsoever priest, and Caiaphas, and
he shall say unto you.

John, and Alexander, and as w23 And it shall come to pass, many as were of the kindred that every soul, which will of the high priest, were ganot hear that prophet, shall thered together at Jerusalem. be destroyed from among 7 And when they had set the people.

them in the midst, they ask24 Yea, and all the prophets ed, Bywhat power, or by what from Samuel and those that name, have ye done this? follow after, as many as havet 8 Then Peter, filled with spoken, have likewise fore- the Holy Ghost, said unto told of these days.

them, Ye rulers of the people, 25 Ye are the children of the and elders of Israel, prophets, and of the covenant 9 If we this day be examwhich God made with our ined of the good deed done to fathers, saying unto Abra- the impotent man, by what ham, And in thy seed shall means he is made whole; all the kindreds of the earth t 10 Be it known unto you be blessed.

all, and to all the people of b 26 Unto you first God, hav- Israel, that by the name of ing raised' up his Son Jesus, Jesus Christ of Nazareth, sent him to bless you, in turn- whoin ye crucified, whom ing away every one of you God raised from the dead, from his iniquities.

even by him doth this man CHAP. IV.

stand bere before you whole.

11 This is the stone which A Nine Wetben spake unto

the people, the priests, was set at nought of you and the captain of the tem- builders, which is become the ple, and the Sadducees, came head of the corner. upon them,

t 12 Neither is there salvation 2 Being grieved that they in any other: for there is none taught the

people, and other name under heaven preached through "Jesus the given among men, whereby resurrection from the dead. we must be saved.

3 And they laid hands on 13 9 Now when they saw the them, and put them in hold boldness of Peter and John, ?into the next day: for it was and perceived that they were eventide.

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Peter and John

threatened. they marvelled; and they took, went to their own company, knowledge of them, that they and reported all that the had been with Jesus. chief priests and elders had

14 And beholding the man said unto them. which was healed standing 24 And when they heard with them, they could say that, they lifted up their voice nothing against it.

to God with one accord, and f'15 But when they had com- said, Lord, thou art God, manded them to go aside out which hast made heaven, and of the council, they confer- earth, and the sea, and all red among theinselves, that in them is:

16 Saying, What shall we do 25 Who by the mouth of thy to these men? for that indeed servant David hast said, Why a notable miracle bath been did the heathen rage, and the done by them is manifest to people imagine vain things? all them that dwell in Jerusa- a 26 The kings of the earth lem; and we cannot deny it. stood and the ruler's were

17 But that it spread no fur- gathered together against the ther among the people, let us Lord, and against his Cluist, straitly threaten them, that 27 For pfa truth against thy they speak henceforth to no holy child Jesus, whom thou man in this name,

hast anointed, both Herod, 18 And they called them, and Pontius Pilate, with the and commanded them not to Gentiles, and the people of Isspeak at all nor teach in the rael, were gathered together, name of Jesus.

**28 For to do whatsoever thy el 19 But Peter and John an- hand and thy counsel deterswered and said unto them, mined before to be done. Whether it be right in the 29 And now, Lord, behold sight of God to hearken unto their threatenings: and grant you more than unto God, unto thy servants, that with judge ye.

all boldness they may speak 20 For we camnot but speak thy word, the things which we have 30 By stretching forth thine seen and heard.

hand io heal; and that signs 21 So when they had further and wonders may be done by threatened them, they let the name of thy holy child them go, finding nothing how Jesus. they might punish them, be- m31 L, And when they had cause of the people: for all prayed, the place was shaken men glorified God for that where they were assembled which was done.

together; and they were all 22 For the man was above filled with the Holy Ghost, forty years old, on whom and they spake the word of this miracle of healing was God with boldness. shewed.

d 32 And the multitude of / 23 & And being let go, they them that believed were of

Ananias and Sapphira THE ACTS.

struck dead, one heart and of one' soul: thine own power? why hast neither said any of them that thou conceived this thing in aught of the things which he thine heart? thou hast not possessed was his own; but lied unto men, but unto God. they had all things common. m5 And Ananias hearing 6 33 And with great power these words fell down, and gave the apostles witness of gave up the ghost: and great the resurrection of the Lord fear came on all them that Jesus: and great grace was heard these things. upon them all.

6 And the young men arose, d34 Neither was there any wound him up, and carried among them that lacked: for him out, and buried him. as many as were possessors

7 And it was about the of lands or houses, sold them, space of thrce hours after, and brought the prices of the when his wife, not knowing things that were sold, what was done, came in.

35 And laid them down at 8 And Peter answered unto the apostles' feet: and distri- her, Tell me whether ye sold bution was made unto every the land for so much? And man according as he had she said, Yea, for so much. need.

9 Then Peter said unto her, § 36 And Joses, who by the How is it that ye have agreed apostles was surnamed Bar- together to tempt the Spirit nabas, (which is, being inter- of the Lord? behold, the feet preted, The son of consola- of them which have buried tion,) a Levite, and of the thy husband are at the door, country of Cyprus,

and shall carry thee out. 37 Having land, sold it, and m10 Then fell she down brought the money, and laid straightway at his feet, and it at the apostles' feet. yielded up the ghost: and the [ CHAP. V.

young men came in, and UT a certain man named found her dead, and, carry

his wife, sold a possession,

her husband. 2 And kept back part of the 11 And great fear came upon price, his wife also being all the church, and upon as privy to it, and brought a cer- many as heard these things. tain part, and laid it at the m127 And by the hands of apostles' feet.

the apostles were many signs 7*3 But Peter said, Ananias, and wonders wrought among why hath Satan filled thine the people; (and they were heart w lie to the Holy Ghost, all with one accord in Soloand to keep back part of mon's porch. the price of the land?

13 And of the rest durst no 4 Whiles it remained, was man join himself to them: but it not thine own? and after the people magnified them. it was sold, was it not in'd 14 And believers were the

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