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The ACTS. Chrif's crucifers reprebended) 36 Therefore let all the house of Israel ed held Peter and Jo..7, all the people ran to. know a Turedly, that God hath made that same gether unto them in the porch thai is calid Jesus, whom ye have crucified, buth Lord Solomon's, greatly wondering. and Chrift.

12 And when Peter saw it, he answere, 37 Now when they heard this, they unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why the were pricked in their heart, and said unto vel ye at this? or why look ye so earnettlys Peter, and to the reft of the apottles, Men and lxs, as though by our own power or holines brethren, What Thall we do?

we had made this man to walk? 38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and 13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, vi be baptized every one of you in the name of of Jacob, the God of our Fathers, hath gler Jesus Chriit, for the rumitton of fins, and ye fied his son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, a Ihall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. denied him in the presence of Pilate, when

39. For the promise is unto you, and to your was determined to let him go. children, and to all that are afar off, even as 14 But ye denied the Holy One, and the far, many as the Lord our God thall call.

and defired a murderes to be granted on 40 And with many other words did he you; tettity and exhort, saying, Save yourselves r; And killed the Prince of life, whom Got from this untoward generation.

hath raised from the dead; whereof we are 41. Then they i hat gladly received his witnetfes. word were baptized : and the same day there 16 And his name, through faith in his were added unto them about three thousand name, hath made this man irong, whom ye souls.

see and know: yea, the faith which is by hir, 42. And they continued stedfaftly, in the hath given him this perteat soundness in the apostles doctrine and fellowship, and in break- presence of you all. ing of bread, and in prayers.

17 And now, brethren, I wot that through 43 And tear came upon every roul; and ignorance ye did it, as did also

your riers. many wonder and ligns were done by the 18 But those things which God before had apoltles.

Mhewed by the mouth of all his

prophets, that 44 And all that believed were together, Chritt

fiould suffer, he hath so tulfilled. and had all things common;

19. Repent ye iheretore, and be convert. 45 And sold their poffetlions and goods, ed, that your fins may be blotted cut; when and parted them to all men, as every man had the times of retrething thall come from the need.

presence of the Lord; 49. And they continuing daily with one ac- 20 And he thall send Jesus Christ, which coid in the temple, and breaking bread from before was preachel unto you: house to house, did eat their meal with glac- 21 Whom the heaven murt rece ve until ness and fingleness of heart;

the times of reftitution of all thiogs, which 47 Praising God, and having favour with all God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy the people. And the Lordadded to the church prophets uince the world began. daily such as thould be saved.

22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A CHA P. III.

prophet thall the Lord your God raise up unto s Peter and John reffore a lame man. 19 The you of your brethren, like unto me; him thail

people are exhorted to repentance. ye hear in all things whatsoever he thail say ÓW Peter and John went up together irco unto you.

23 And it thall come to pass, ttat every the ninth kour.

foul which will not hear that Prophet, hall 2 Anda certain man lame from his mother's be deftroyed from among the people, womb was carried, whom they laid daily at 24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samoel, the gate of the temple which is calied Beauti- and those that follow after, as many as tave ful, to aik alms of them that entered into the spoken, have likewise foretold of theie days. temple;

2; Ye are the children of the prophets, and Whio seeing Peter and John about to go of the covenant which God made with our into the teniple, asked an aims.

fathers, saying, unto Abraham, And in tby 4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him, seed mall all the kindreds of the earth ke with John, faid, Look on us.

bleffed. s And he gave heed unto them, expecting to 26 Unto you srst, God, having raised up his receive something of them.

Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning 6 Then Peter laid, silver and gold have I away every one of you from his iniquities. nont; but such as I have give I thee: In the

CHAP. IV. name of Jesus Chriit of Nazareth rise up i The rulers imprison Peter and Febas and walk.

Peter's holdness: 18 They are threatens 7 And he took him by the right hand, and ancle-bones received itrength. dited bim up; and immediately his teer and Apeas they spake unto the people, the

priests, and the captain of the temp

and the Sadducees, came upon them, 8 And he leapiug up, stood, and walked, and 2 Being grieved that they taught the porte entered with them into the temple, walking, ple, and preached through Jesus The relurit. and leaping, and praising God.

tion froni the dead. 9. And all the people saw him walking, and 3 And they laid hands on them, and put prailing Goj:

them in hold unto the next day: tor it was 10 And they knew that it was he which sal vow even-tide. for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple : 4 Hou beit, many of them whict heard the and they were filled with wonder and amaze. word believed; and the number of the sea ment at that which had happened unto was about five thousand. him.

s! And it came to pass on the morrow, u And as the lame man which cas heal. that their rulers, and elders, and scribes,


porn mode Peter's boldness.

Chap. v.

Ananias and Saphira. 6 And Annas the high prieft, and Caiaphas, 28 Fot to do whatsoever thy hand and thy und John, and Alexanaer, and as many as were counsel determined before to be done. 2

of the kindred of the high priett, were gath. 29 And now, Lord, behold their threatene Pred together at Jerusalem.

ings : and grant unto thy servants, that with 7 And when they had let them in the midt, all boldness they may speak thy word, they asked, By what power, or by what name, 30 By ftretching forth thine hand to heal ; have ye done this!

and that signs and wonders may be done by 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghoft, the name of thy holy child Jesús. faid unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and 31 | And when they had prayed, the place elders of Israel,

was thaken where they were assembled to9 If we this day be examined of the good gether; and they were all filled with the deed done to the impotent man, by what Holy Ghoft, and they spake the word of God nieans he is made whole ;

with boldness. 10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the 32 And the multitude of them that be. people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus lieved were of one heart and of one foul ; Chrift of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom neither said any of them that aught of the God raised from the dead, even by him doth things which he possessed was his own; bur this man ftand here before you whole. they had all things common.

11 This is the ftone which was set at nought 33 And with great power gave the apo fles of you builders, which is become the head of witness of the selurrection of the Lord Jesus : the corner.

and great grace was upon them all. 12 Neither is there Salvation in any other : 34 Neither was there any among them that for these is none other name under heaven lacked: for as many as were poffeffors of lands giver anong men whereby we mutt be saved. or houses fold them, and hrought the prices of

13 Now when they saw the boldness of the things that were sold, Peter and John, and perceived that they were 35 And laid obem down at the apoftles' feet: unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and diftribution was made unto every nian and they took knowledge of them, that they according as he had need. had been with Jesus.

36 And Jores, who by the apostles was 14 And beholding the man which was heal. surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being intered nanding

with them, they could say noth. preted, The son of consolation, a Levite, and ing againftit.

of the country of Cyprus, is But when they had commanded them to 37 Having land, Told it, and brought the go aside out of the council, they conferred money, and laid it at the apoftles' feet, among themselves,

C H A P. V. 16 Saying, What mall we do to these men i Ananias and Sapphira fall down dead, Coronel by them, is manifeft to all them that B Sapphira his wife, fold a p. ftellion,

19 The apofiles delivered by an angel.

Ananias, with dwell in Jerusalem ; and we cannot deny it.

17 But, that it spread no farther among the 2. And kept back part of the price, his wife people, let us straitly threaten them, that they also being privy to it, and brought a certain Ipeak henceforth to no man in this name, part, and laid it at the apoftles'teet.

18 And they called them, and commanded a But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan them not to speak at all, nor teach, in the filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghoft, and banie of Jesus.

to keep back part of the price of the land ! ig But Peter and John answered and said 4 While it remained, was it not thincown? unto them, Whether it be right in the fight and after it was sold, was it not in thine owa of God to hearken unto you more than unto power? Why has thou conceived this thing God, judge ye.

in thine heart ! thou hast not lied unto nien, 20 For we cannot but speak the things but unto God. which we have seen and heard.

s And Ananias, hearing these words, fell 21 So when they had further threatened down, and gave up the ghoft: and great fear them, they let them go, finding nothing how came on all them that heard these things. they might punish s'm, because of the peo- 6 And the young men arose, wound him ple for all mon glorired God for that which up, and carried him out and buried him. was donc.

7 And it was about the space of three hours 22 For the man was above forty years old after, when his wife, not knowing what was on whom this miracle of healing was thewed. done, came in.

23 | And being let go, they went to their 8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me own company, and reported all that the chief whether ye sold the land for so much! And priets and elders had said unto them. the faid, Yea, for so much.

24 Ant when they heard that, they lifted up 9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that their voice to God with one accord, and faiu, ye have agreed together to teinpt the Spirit of Lord, thou art God, which hatt made heaven, ihe 1.ord? Behold, the feet of them which and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is : have buried chy husband are at the door, and

25 Who by the mouth of thy servant David, fhall carry thee out. hait raid, Why did the heathen rage, and the 10 Then fell the down straightway at his poople imagine vain things ?

feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young 20 The kings of the earth itood up, and the men came in, and found her dead, and carry. rulers were gathered together against the ing her forth, buried her by her huthand, Lord, and against his Chrift.

11 And great fear came upon all the 17 For of a truth, againft thy holy child church, and upon as many as heard theia Jerus, whom thou hast anointerl, both Herod things. and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the 12 And by the hands of the apoftles people oilfrael were gathered together, were many signs and wonders wrought a..



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Gamaliel's count!. mong the people ; (and they were all with cil, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor one accord in Solomon's porch.

the law, had in reputation among all the per 13 And of the rest durit no man join him. ple, and commanded to put the apottles foru Self to them: but the people magnified them. a little space;

14 And believers were the more added 35 And said unto them, Ye men of lira, to the Lord, multitudes both of men and wo- take heed to your felves what ye intend to men ;)

as touching these men, 15 Insomuch that they brought forth the 3h For before these days fose up Theudal fick into the treets, and laid them on beds and boasting himself to be somebody ; to whos couches, that at the leatt the thadow of Peter a number of men, about four hundred, joist! pailing by night overthadow some of them. themselves : who was Nain; and all, as man

16 There came also a multitude out of the as obeyed him, were scattered, and brouge cities found about unto Jerusalem, bringing to nought. fick folks, and them which were vexed 37. After this man rose up Judas of Galilee, with unclean spirits : and they were healed in the days of the taxing, and drew away every one.

much people after him : he also perithet, 17' Then the high prieft rose up and all and all, even as many as obeyed him, were they that were with him, (which is the sect dispersed. of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indig. 38 And now I say unto you, Refrain from uation,

these men, and let them alone : for it this 18 And laid their hands on the apoftles, and counsel or this work be of men, it will cone put them in the common prison.

to nought : 19 But the angel of the Lord by night open. 39 But if it be of God, ye cannot overthros ed the prison-doors, and brought them forth, it left haply ye be found even to fight against and said,

God. 20 Go, ftand and speak in the temple to the 40 And to him they agreed : and when they people all the words of this life.

had called the apoftles, and beaten 16cm, they 2i And when they heard roat, they entered commanded that they thould not speak in the into the temple early in the morning, and name of Jesus, and let them go. taught. But the higli prieit came, and they 41 And they departed from the presente that were with him, and called the council of the council, rejoicing that they were count. together, and all the senate of the children ed worthy to suffer theme for his name. of Israel, and sent to the prison to have ihem 42. And daily in the temple, and in every brought.

house; they ceased not to teach and preach 22 But when the officers came, and found Jesus Chriff. them not in the prison, they returned, and

C H A P. VI. told,

I The apoples care for tbe poor, and preacha 23 Saying, 'The prison truly found we shut ing of the word. s Deacras e boje. with all Sately, and the keepers ftanding with. Anthe disciples

was multiplied, there arole out before the doors : but when we had opened, we found no man within.

a murmuring of the Grecians againt the He 24 Now when the high priest and the cap. brews, because their widows were neglected tain of the temple and the chief priefts heard in the daily miniftration. these things, they doubted of them whereun- 2 Then the twelve called the multituck of to this would grow.

the disciples unto them, and said, it is not :; Then came one and told them, saying, reason that we should leave the word of God, Behold, the men whom ye put in prison and serve tables. are itanding in the temple, and teaching the 3 Wheretore, brethren, look ye out among people.

you seven men of honett report, full of the 26 Then went the captain with the officers, Holy Ghott and wisdom, whom we may ap. and brought them without violence: (for point over this business. they fcared the people, left they should have 4 But we will give ourselves continually been ttoned :)

to prayer, and to the ministry of ihe word. 27. And when they had brought them, they s. And the saying pleased the whole fet 'them betore the council : and the high multitude: and they chole Stephen, a mea prlet aiked them,

full of taith and of the Huly Ghoft, and på 28 Saying, Did not we tiraitly command ip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Times you, that ye thould not teach in this name and Parmenas, and Nicolas a profelyte e and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem wich Antioch ; your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's o Whom they set before the apertles: and blood upon us.

when they had prayed, they laid their hands 29 9 Then Peer and the other apottles an- on them. swered, and said, We ought to obey God 7 And the word of God increased; and the rather than men.

number of the disciples multiplied in je 30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, falem greatly; and a great company of the whom se new, and hanged on a trec : prieits were obedient in the faith.

31 Him hath God exalte 1 with his right 8 And Stephen, full of faith and poate, hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give did great wonders and miracles among repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of lins. pcople.

32 And we are his witneile of these things; 99 Then there arore certain of the tyraand so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God gogue, which is called .be Synagogue of the han given to them that obey him.

Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, 3} When they heard inar, they were cut and of them of Cílicia and of Alia, disputing to the heart, and took counsel to pay them. with Stephen.

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answereld for himself. wisdom and the spirit by which he spake. 17 But when the time of the promise drew

11 Then they suborned men, which said, nigh, which God had tworn to Abrahanı, the

We have hearú him speak blasphemous words people grew and multiplied in Egypt, -i per il pagainst Mofes, and against God.

18 Till another king arole, which knew not 12 And they stirred up the people, and the Joseph: ders, an 1 the scribcs, and carre upon bin, 19 The Same dealt subtilly with our kin.

ind caught him, and brought him to the dred, and evil-entreated ou:'fathers, so thaf bouncil,

they cait out their young children, to the end 13 An:1 set up false witnesses, which fait, they might not live. This man cealeth not to speak' blasphemous 20 In which time Moses was born, and words againit this holy place, and the law. was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his

14 For we have heard him say, that this father's house three months: Jesus of Nazareth thall destroy this place, and 21. And whea he was cait ove, Pharaoh's ihall change the cuttoms which Moses de daughter took him up, and nouri hed him for livered us.

her own fon. 15 And all that fat in the council, looking 22 And Moses was learned in all the wife Neuiaitly on him, saw his face as it liad been dom of the Egyptians, and was miglity in the tace of an angel.

words and in deeds. CHAP. VII.

23 And when he was full forty years old, t Stephen answerein to bis accusation: 54 came into his heart to visit his brethren the theyftone bim to death.

children of Israel. Th

'HEN said the high priert, Are these 24 And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he
things so?

defended him, and avenged him that was ope
2 And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, pressed, and smote the Egyptian :
hearken; The God of glory appeared unto 25 For he supposed his brethren would
our father Abraham, when he was in Meso- have underitood how that God by his hand
potamia, before he dwelt in Charran, would deliver them; but they under itood

3 And said unto him, Get thee out of thy not. country, and trom thy kindred, and come into 26 And the next day he thewed himselfunto the land which I shall thew thee.

them as they Atrove, and would have fet them 4 Then came he out of the land of the Chal- at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren; deans, an ilwelt in Charran: and from thence, why do ye wrong one to another? when his father was dead, he removed hini 27 But he that did his neighbour wrong into this land, wherein ye now dwell. thruit him away, Suying, Who made thee ä

s Ant he gave him none inheritance in it, ruler and judge over us? no, not so much as to set his foot on : yet he 28 Wilt thou kill me, as thou didst the promised that he would give it to him for a Egyptian yesterday? poffeffion, and to his feed after him, when as 29 Then led Mofes at this saying, and was yet he had no child.

a ftranger in the land of Madian, where he be. 6 And Goi fpake on this wife, That his feed gat two sons. Mould soja urn in a strange land; and that they 30 And when forty years were expired, hould bring them into bondage, and entreat there appeared to him in the wilderness of them evil jour huadred years.

mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a game of 7 And the nation to whom they thall be in fire in a buth. bondage will I julge, said God: and after that 31 When Mores saw it, he wondered at Thalı iley conie forth, and serve me in this the light: and as he drew near to behold it, place.

the voice of the Lord came unto him. 8 And he gave him the covenant of cir. 32 Saying, I am the God of thy fathers, the cumcifion: and so abraham begat Ifaac, and God ot Abraham, and the God of Ifaac, and the circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac God of Jacoh. Then Moses trembled, and begat Jacob; and Jacob begar the twelve durit not behold. patriarchs.

33 Then said the lord to him, Put off thy 9 And the patriarchs, moved with envy, rold moes from thy teet: for the place where Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him, thou ftandeit is holy ground.

10 Autulivcied him out of all his amic. 34 I have seen, I have seen the affiiction of tions, and gave bim tavour and wisdom in the my people which is in Egypt, and I have fighiot Pharaon king of Egypt; and he marie heard their groening, and an come down to him governor over Egypt, and all his house. deliver them. And now, coine, I will send

I Now there came a dearth over all the thee into Egype. land of Egypt and Chanaan,and great amiction: 35 This Mofes whom they refused, saying, and our fathers found no sustenance.

who made thee a ruler and a judge the same 12 But when Jacob heard that there was did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer, by corn in Egypi, he sent out our fathers first. the hand of the angel which appeared to hia

13 Anlat the second time Joseph was made in the buih. known to his brethren; and Joseph's kindred 36 He brought them oui, after that he had was made known unto Pharaoh.

thewed wonders and figns in the land of 14 Then fent Josep, and called his father Egypt, and in the Red Tea, and in the wilderJacob to him, and all his kindred, threescore nels firty years, and fifteen fouls,

37 9 This is that Moses which said unto the 15-50 Jacob went down into Egypt, and children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord died, he, and our fathery,

your God raise up unto you of your brethren, 16 And were carried over into Sychem, and like unto me; him all ye hear. laid in the repuichre that Abraham bought for 38 This is he that was in the church in a fom of money of the Cons of Emmor the the wilderness with the angel which (pake fülkes of Syche'm.

to bim in the mount Sina, and with our

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The eunucb and Pbi fathers: who received the llvely oracles to

deas give unto us;

And at that time there was a great per 39 To whom our fathers would not obey, secution against the church which was a but thruit him from them, and in their hearts rusalem; and they were all Icattered abra turned back again into Egyti,

throughout the regions of Judea and Saman - 40 Saying unto' Aaron, Make us gods to go except the apoftles. before us : tor as for this Mures, which 2 And devout men carried Stephen te u brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot burial, and made great lamentation over his not what is become of him.

:3 As for Saul, he made havock of the church, 41 And they made a calf in those days, and entering into every house, and haling men 2 offered facrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in women, committed them to prison. the works on their own hands.

4 Therefore they that were scattered abrak 42 Then God turned, and gave them up to went every where preaching the word. worthip the hoft of heaven; as it is written in $ Then Philip went down to the city of S the book of the prophets, o ye house et Israel, maria, and preached Chritt urxo them. have ye oftered to ne ile in bearts and sacrifices 6 And the people with one accord gare hee! by ire space of forty years in the wilder. unto those things which Philip Ipakc, hearing ncs!

and seeing the mjracles which he did. 43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Mo. For unclean spirits, crying with Kaset loch, and incitar vt yout god Remphan, voice, came out of many that were poficke: figures whico ye made to worship them: and I with them: and many taken with palács, and will carry you away beyond Babylon. that were lame, were healed.

44 Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness 8 And there was great joy in that city, In the wiiderneis, as he had appointed, speaks 9 But there was a certain man uiled Šines, ing unto Muses, that he thould make it ac. which beforetime in the same city used for cording to the tathion that he had seen:

cery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, 45 Which allo vur fathers that came after giving out that himself was fonte great ope; brought in with Jesus into the pulleflion of so To whom they all gave heed, from the the Gentiles, whom Gujdrave vui before the leaft to the greateit, saying, This nan is the face of our fathers, unto the stays of David; great power of God.

46 Who found lavour before God, and desired J! And to him they had regard, becanfe that to find a tabernacle tor the God of Jacob. of long time he had bewitched them with

42 But Solomon built him an house. sorceries,

48 Ilowbcit, the Mot High dwelleth not 12 But when they believed Philip preaching In temples made with hands; as faith the the things concerning the kingdom of God, prophet,

and the name of Jesus Christ, they were bap49 Heaven is my throne, and earth is my tized, both men and women. fooinool: what house will yc build nie? faith 13 Then Simon himself believed also: and the Lord; or, what is the place of my reft? when he was baptized, he continued with

so Hath not my hand made all these things? Philip, and wondered, be holding the miracies

Si q Ye itif necked and uncircumcised in and signs which were done. heart and ears, ye do always relift the Holy 14 Now when the apoities which wert Ghost: ds your iatners did, ro do ye.

at Jerusalem heurd that Samaria bad received 52 Which of the prophets have not your the word of God, they sent unto them Peter fathers persecuted? and they have pain them and John: which incwed before of the coming of the is who when they were come down, pray. Junt One; of whom ye have been now the ea for them, that they might receive the betrayers and murderers:

Holy Ghoft. 53 Wou have received the law by the dil 16. (For as yet he was fallen upon none a pofilna ot angels, and have not kept it. them

: only they were baptized in the age 54 I When they heard these things they of the Lord Jesus.) were cut to the heart, and they gnaihed on 17 Then laid they their hands on them, as him with their teeth.

they received the Holy Ghoft. 5; But hy, being full of the Holy Ghoft, 18 And when Simon Saw that through layin looked up Mediantly into heaven, and saw the on of the apostles' hands thc Holy Ghoftw glory of God, and Jefus ftanding on the right given, he orfered them money, hard of God,

19 Saying, Give me also this power, thats 56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive te opened, and the son of Man tanding on the Holy Ghoft. right hand of God.

20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money 57 Then they cried out with a loud voice, rith with thee, because thou haft thoughier and Itopped their

ears, and ran upon him with the gift of God may be purchafed with most one accord,

21 Thou hatt neither part bor lot in 58 Ani cant him out of the city, and stoned matter : for thy heart is not right in the x1 nim: and the witneiles laid down their clothes Of God. at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul. 22 Repent therefore of this thy wickeit,

sy And they stoned Stephen, calling upon and pray God, if perhaps the thought of the God, an tsaying, Lord Jesus, receive my spírit. heart may be forgiven thec.

60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a 23 For 1 perceive that thou art in the mall lou: voice, Lord, lay not this fin to their of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity. chaige. And when he had said this he fell 24 Then answered Simon, and said, Prays atleep.

to the I ord for me, that none of these thing. CHAP. VII.

which ye have spoken come upon me. The churcis planted in Samaria by Philip: 25 And they, when they had teftific: IN 26 be baptizeth the Ethiopian eunuch. preached the word of the Lord, returned



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