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THE ACTS. preacheth Christ. that this is very Christ. also to the saints which dwelt

§ 23 ( And after that many at Lydda.
days were fulfilled, the Jews f 33 And there he found a
took counsel to kill him: certain man named Eneas,

24 But their laying wait which had kept his bed eight
was known of Saul. And years, and was sick of the
they watched the gates day palsy
and night to kill him. m34 And Peter said unto him,

25 Then the disciples took Eneas, Jesus Christ maketh him by night, and let him thee whole: arise, and make down by the wall in a basket. thy bed. And he arose im

f 26 And when Saul was come mediately.
to Jerusalem, he assayed to 35 And all that dwelt in
join himself to the disciples: Lydda and Saron saw him,
but they were all afraid of and turned to the Lord.
him, and believed not that c36*q Now there was at Joppa
he wa
a disciple

a certain disciple named Ta.
27 But Barnabas took him, bitha, which by interpreta-
and brought him to the apos- tion is called Dorcas: this
tles, and declared unto them woman was full of good
how he had seen the Lord in works and almsdeeds which
the way, and that he had she did.
spoken to him, and how he 37 And it came to pass in
had preached boldly at Da- those days, that she was sick,
mascus in the name of Jesus. and died: whom when they

28 And he was with them had washed, they laid her in coming in and going out at an upper chamber. Jerusalem.

38 And forasmuch as Lydda d 29 And he spake boldly in was nigh to Joppa, and the the name of the Lord Jesus, disciples had heard that Peand disputed against the ter was there, they sent unto Grecians: but they went him two men, desiring him about to slay him.

that he would not delay to g 30 Which when the bre- come to them. thren knew, they brought 39 Then Peter arose and him down to Cesarea, and went with them. When he sent him forth to Tarsus.

was come, they brought him 31 Then had the churches into the upper chamber: and rest throughout all Judea and all the widows stood by him Galilee and Samaria, and weeping, and shewing the were edified; and walking in coats and garments which the fear of the Lord, and in Dorcas made, while she was the comfort of the Holy with them. Ghost, were multiplied. m40 But Peter put them all

32 [ And it came to pass, forth, and kneeled down, and as Peter passed throughout prayed; and turning him to all quarters, he came downl the body said, Tabitha, arise.




vision And she opened her eyes: and that waited on him conwhen she saw Peter, she sat tinually; up.

8 And when he had de41 And he gave her his clared all these things unto hand, and lifted her up, and them, he sent them to Joppa. when he had called the saints/99 On the morrow, as they and widows, he presented went on their journey, and her alive.

drew nigh unto the city, Peter 42 And it known went up upon the house-top throughout all Joppa; and to pray about the sixth hour: many believed in the Lord.

10 And he became very 43 And it came to pass, that hungry, and would have he tarried many days in Jop- eaten: but while they made pa with one Simon a tanner. ready, he fell into a trance, f CHAP. X.

v 11 And saw heaven openTHERE was T.

a certain ed, and a certain vessel deman in Cesarea called scending unto him, as it had Cornelius, a centurion of the been a great sheet knit at the band called the Italian band, four corners, and let down to c2 A devout man, and one the earth: that feared God with all his 12 Wherein were all manhouse, which gave much ner of fourfooted beasts of the alms to the people, and pray- earth, and wild beasts, and ed to God always.

creeping things, and fowls of m3 He saw in a vision, evi- the air. dently about the ninth hour 13 And there came a voice of the day an angel of God to him, Rise, Peter; kill, coming in to him, and saying and eat. unto him, Cornelius.

14 But Peter said, Not so, d4 And when he looked on Lord; for I have never eaten him, he was afraid, and said, any thing that is common or What is it, Lord? And he unclean. said unto him, Thy prayers d 15 And the voice spake une and thine alms are come up to him again the second time, for a memorial before God. What God hath cleansed, 85 And now send men to Jop- that call not thou common. pa, and call for one Simon, 16 This was done thrice: whose surname is Peter: and the vessel was received

6 He lodgeth with one Si- up again into heaven. mon a tanner, whose house 17 Now while Peter doubtis by the seaside: he shall tell ed in himself" what this vision thee what thou oughtest to do. which he had seen should c? And when the angel mean, behold, the men which which spake unto Cornelius were sent from Cornelius had was departed, he called two made inquiry for Simon's of his household servants, house, and stood before the and a devout soldier of them I gate,

Peter cometh

to Cornelius. 18 And called, and asked him, he went in, and found whether Simon, which was many that were come tosurnamed Peter, were lodged gether. there.

28 And he said unto them, f 199 While Peter thought on ye know how that it is an the vision, the Spirit said unlawful thing for a man that unto him, Behold, three men is a Jew to keep company, or seek thee.

come unto one of another t 20 Arise therefore, and get nation; but God hath shewer thee down, and go with them, me that I should not call any doubting nothing: for I have man common or unclean. sent them.

29 Therefore came' I unto 21 Then Peter went down you without gainsaying, as to the men which were sent soon as I was sent for: I ask unto him from Cornelius; therefore for what intent ye and said, Behold, I am he have sent for me? whom ye seek: what is the 30 And Cornelius said, cause wherefore ye are come? Four days ago I was fasting © 22 And they said, Cornelius until this hour; and at the the centurion, a just man, ninth hour I prayed in my and one that feareth God, and house, and, behold, a man of good report among all the stood before me in bright nation of the Jews, was warn- clothing, ed from God by an holy an 31 And said, Cornelius, thy gel to send for thee into his prayer is heard, and thine house, and to hear words of alms are had in remembrance thee.

in the sight of God. 23 Then called he them in, 32 Send therefore to Joppa, and lodged them. And on and call hither Simon, whose the morrow Peter went away surname is Peter;he is lodged with them, and certain bre- in the house of one Simon a thren from Joppa accom- tanner by the seaside; who, panied him.

when he cometh, shall speak d 24 And the morrow after unto thee. they entered into Cesarea. d 33 Immediately, therefore And Cornelius waited for I sent to thee; and thou hast them, and had called to-well done that thou art come. gether his kinsmen and near Now therefore are we all here friends.

present before God, to hear 25 And as Peter was com- all things that are commanding in, Cornelius met him, ed thee of God. and fell down at his feet, and t 34 Then Peter opened worshipped him.

his mouth, and said, of a p 26 But Peter took him up, truth I perceive that God is saying, Stand up; I myself no respecter of persons: also am a man.

35 But in every nation he 27 And

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