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Peterdefendeth THE ACTS.

his conduct. wild beasts, and creeping did unto us, who believed on things, and fowls of the air. the Lord Jesus Christ; what

17 And I heard a voice say- was 1, that I could withing unto me, Arise, Peter; stand God? slay and eat.

+ 18 When they heard these 8 But I said, Not so, Lord: things, they held their peace, for nothing common or un- and glorified God, saying, clean hath at any time enter- Thert hath God also to the ed into my mouth.

Gentiles granted repentance 9 But the voice answered unto life. me again from heaven, What 8 19 4 Now they which were God hath cleansed, that cail scattered abroad upon the not thou common.

persecution that arose about 10 And this was done three Stephen travelled as far as times: and all were drawn Phenice, and Cyprus, and up again into heaven:

'Antioch, preaching the word 11 And, bchold, immedi- to none but unto the Jews ately there were three nien only already como unto the house 20 And some of them were where I was, sent from Ctsa- men' of Cyprus and Cyrene, rea unto me..

which, when they were come t 12 And the Spirit bade me to Antioch, spake unto the go with them, nothing doubt-Grecians, preaching the Lord ing. Moreover these six bre Jesus, thren accompanied me, and 121 And the hand of the we entered into the man's Lon was with thein: and a house:

great number believed, and 13 And he shewed us how turned into the Lord. he had seen an angel in his 22 Then tidings of these house, which stcod and said things came unto the ears of unto him, Send men to Jop. the church which was in Jepa, and cail for Sinion, whose rusalem: and they sent forth surname is Peter;

Barnabas, that he should go 14 Who shall tell thee words, as far as Antioch. whereby thou and all thy 11 23 Who, when he came, house shall be saved. and had seen the grace of

15 Andes I began to speak, God, was glad, and exhorted the Holy Ghost fell on them, them all, that with purpose as on us at the beginning. of heart they would cleave

16 Then remembered I the unto the Lord." word of the Lord, how that c*24 For he was a good man, he said, John indeed bap- and full of the Holy Ghost tized with water; but ye and of faith: and much peoshall be baptized with the ple was added unto the Lord. Holy Ghost.

25 Then departed Barnabas 17 Forasinuch then as God to Tarsus, for to seek Saul: gave them the like gift as he f*26 And when he had found


Herod persecuteth CHAP. XII. the Christians. him, he brought him unto in prison: but prayer was Antioch.

And it came to made without ceasing of the pass, that a whole year they church unto God for him. assembled themselves with 6 And when Herod would the church, and taught much have brought him forth, the people. And the disciples same night Peter was sleepwere called Christians first ing between two soldiers, in Antioch.

bound with two chains: and g 27 And in these days came the keepers before the door prophets from Jerusalem un- kept the prison. to Antioch.

7 And, behold, the angel of 7- 28 And there stood up one the Lord came upon him, and of them named Agabus, and a light shined in the prison: signified by the spirit that and he smote Peter on the there should be great dearth side, and raised him up, saythroughout all the world: ing, Arise up quickly. And which came to pass in the his chains fell off from his days of Claudius Cesar. hands. d 29 Then the disciples, every m8 And the angel said unto man according to his ability, him, Gird thyself, and bind determined to send relief un on thy sandals. And so he to the brethren which dwelt did. And he saith unto him, in Judea:

Cast thy garment about
30 Which also they did, thee, and follow me.
and sent it to the elders by the 9 And he went out, and
hands of Barnabas and Saul. followed him; and wist not

f CHAP. XII. that it was true which was
ow about that time done by the angel; but

Herod the king stretch- thought he saw a vision.
ed forth his hands to vex cer- m10 When they were past the
tain of the church.

first and the second ward, 2 And he killed James the they came unto the iron gate brother of John with the that leadeth unto the city; 3word.

which opened to them of his 3 And because he saw it own accord: and they went pleased the Jews, he proceed-out, and passed on through ed further to take Peter also. one street; and forth with the Then were the days of un- angel departed from him. leavened bread.

11 And when Peter was 4 And when he had appre- come to himself, he said, Now hended him, he put him in I know of a surety, that the prison, and delivered him to Lord hath sent his angel, four quaternions of soldiers and hath delivered me out to keep him; intending after of the hand of Herod, and Easter to bring him forth to from all the expectation of the people.

the people of the Jews. d5 Peter therefore was kept d 12 And when he had con. I 90 aen he



THE ACTS. miserable death. sidered the thing, he came to Tyre and Sidon; but they the house of Mary the mother came with one accord to of John, whose surname was him, and, having made Blaş. Mark; where many were tus the king's chamberlain gathered together praying. their friend, desired peace; / 13 And as Peter knocked at because their country was ihe door of the gate, a dam- nourished by the king's sul came to hearken, named country. Rhoda.

c 21 Ănd upon a set day 14 And when she knew Pe. Herod, arrayed in royal apter's voice, she opened not parel, sat upon his throne, the gate for gladness, but and made an oration untó ran in, and told how Peter them. stood before the gate,

22 And the people gave a t 15 And they said unto her, shout, saying, It is the voice Thou art mad. But she con- of a god, and not of a man. stantly affirmed that it was 123 And immediately the aneven so. Then said they, It gel of the Lord smote him, is his angel.

because he gave not God 16 But Peter continued the glory: and was eaten of knocking: and when they worms, and gave uptheghost. had opened the door, and saw 24 But the word of God

grew him, they were astonished, and multiplied. 6 17 But he, beckoning unto f25 And Barnabas and them with the hand to hold Saul returned from Jerusatheir peace, declared unto lem, when they had fuitilled them how the Lord had their ministry, and took with brought him out oťthe pri-them John, whose surname

And he said, Goshew was Mark. these things unto James, and J CHAP, XIII. parted, and went into an church that was at Another place.

tioch certain prophets and f'18 Now as soon as it was teachers; as Barnabas, and day, there was no small stir Siinton that was called Niamong the soldiers, what ger, and Lucius of Cyrene, was become of Peter.

and Manaen, which had been c 19 And when Herocl had brought up with Herod the sought for him, and found tetrarch, and Saul. him not, he examined the t 2 As they ministered to the keepers, and commanded Lord, and fasted, the Holy that they should be put to Ghost said, Separate me Bardeath, And he went down nabas and Saul for the work froin Judea to Cesarea, and whereunto I have called there abode.

them. 820 9 And Herod was highly d 3 And when they had fasted displeased with them of land prayed, and laid their


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Paul preacheth CHAP. XIII.

at Antioch,
hands on them, they sent f 12 Then the deputy, when
them away.

he saw what was done, be-
t44 So they, being sent forth lieved, being astonished at
by the Holy Ghost, depart- the doctrine of the Lord.
ed unto Seleucia; and from g 13 Now when Paul and his
thence they sailed to Cyprus. company loosed from Paphos,
g 5 And when they were at they came to Perga in Pam-
Salamis, they preached the phylia: and John departing
word of God in the syna- from them returned to Jeru-
gogues of the Jews: and they salem.
had also John to their mi-d 14 T But when they depart-

ed from Perga, they came to
/ 5 And when they had gone Antioch in Pisidia, and went
through the isle unto Paphos, into the synagogue on the
they found a certain sorcerer, sabbath day, and sat down.
a false prophet, a Jew,whose 15 And after the reading
name was Bar-jesus: of the law and the prophets
d7 Which was with the de- the rulers of the synagogue
puty of the country, Sergius sent unto them, saying, Ye
Paulus, a prudent man; who men and brethren, if ye have
called for Barnabas and Saul, any word of exhortation for
and desired to hear the word the people, say on.
of God.

c 16 Then Paul stood up, and
C 8 But Elymus the sorcerer, beckoning with his hand said,
(for so is his name by inter- Men of Israel, and ye that
pretation,) withstood them, fear God, give audience.
seeking to turn away the de 17 The God of this people
puty from the faith. of Israel chose our fathers,

9 Then Saul, (who also is and exalted the people when
called Paul,) filled with the they dwelt as strangers in
Holy Ghost, set his eyes on the land of Egypt, and with

an high arm brought he
c 10 And said, O full of all them out of it.
subtilty and all mischief, thou 18 And about the time of
child of the devil, thou enemy forty years suffered he their
of all righteousness, wilt thou manners in the wilderness.
not cease to pervert the right 19 And when he had de-
ways of the Lord?

stroyed seven nations in the
wl1 And now, behold, the land of Chanaan, he divided
hand of the Lord is upon their land to them by lot.
thes, and thou shalt be blind, f 20 And after that he gave
not seeing
the sun for a sea- unto them judges about

son. And immediately there space of four hundred and
fell on him a mist and a dark- fifty years, until Samuel the
ness; and he went about seek- prophet.
ing some to lead him by the 21 And afterward they de-

Isired a king: and God gave

Paul preacheth THE ACTS. that Jesus is Christ. unto them Saul the son of from the tree, and laid him Cis, a man of the tribe of in a sepulchre. Benjamin, by the space of t 30 But God raised him from forty years.

the dead: t 22° And when he had re- 331 And he was seen many moved him, he raised up un- days of them which came up to them David to be their with him from Galilee to Je. king; to whom also he gave rusalem, who are his wit. testimony, and said, I have nesses unto the people. found David the son of Jesse, 32 And we declare unto a man after mine own heart, you glad tidings, how that which shall fulfil all my will. the promise which was made t 23 Of this man's seed hath unto the fathers, God according to his promise a 33 God hath fulfilled the raised unto Israel a Saviour, same unto us their children, Jesus:

in that he hath raised up Je24 When John had first sus again; as it is also written preached before his coming in the second psalm, Thou the baptism of repentance to art my Son, this day have I all the people of Israel. begotten thée. c 25 And as John fulfilled his 34 And as concerning that course, he said, Whom think he raised him up from the ye that I am? I am not he. dead, now no more to return But, behold, there cometh to corruption, he said on this one after me, whose shocs of wise, I will give you the sure his feet I am not worthy to mereies of David. loose.

à 35 Wherefore he saith also 6 26 Men and brethren, child- in another psalm, Thou shalt ren of the stock of Abraham, not suffer thine Holy One to and whosoever among you see corruption. feareth God, to you is the 36 For David, after he had word of this salvation sont. served his own generation by

27 For they that dwell at the will of God, fell on sleep, Jerusalem, and their rulers, and was laid unto his fathers, because they knew him not, and saw corruption: nor yet the voices of the pro 37 But he, whom God raisphets which are read every ed again, saw no corruption. sabbath day, they have fult 38 4 Be it known unto you filled them in condemning therefore, men and brethren, him,

that through this man is 28 And though they found preached unto you the forno cause of death in him, giveness of sins: yet desired they Pilate that 639 And by him all that behe should be slain.

lieve are justified from all 29 And when they had ful things, from which ye could filled all that was written of not be justified by the law sun, they took him down of Moses,

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