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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 three 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,) á 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 féll 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 Ananias, with Sapphira ing her forth, buried her by 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 m12 ( And by the hands of apostles' feet.

the apostles were many signs 6*3 But Peter said, Ananias, and wonders wrought among why hath Satan filled thine the people; (and they were heart to 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


Gamaliel's counsel. THE ACTS. Seven deacons chosen, whom God hath given to 1841 And they departed them that obey him. from the presence of the 33 When they heard that, council, rejoicing that they they were cut to the heart, were counted worthy to sufand took counsel to slaythem. fer shame for his name. f 34 Then stood there up one 42 And daily in the temple, in the council, a Pharisee, and in every house, they named Gamaliel, a doctor of ceased not to teach and the law, had in reputation proach Jesus Christ. among all the people, and f CHAP. VI. eleg mindedito Pestate apos- A the number darent when tles forth a little ;

of disci35 And said unto them, Ye ples was multiplied, there men of Israel, take heed to arose a murmuring of the yourselves what ye intend to Grecians against the Hedo as touching these men. brews, because their widows

36 For before these days were neglected in the daily rose up Theudas, boasting ministration. himself to be somebody; to 2 Then the twelve called whom a number of men, the multitude of the disciples about four hundred, joined unto them, and said, It is not themselves: who was slain; reason that we should leave and all, as many as obeyed the word of God, and serve him, were scattered, and tables. brought to nought. + 3 Wherefore, brethren, look

37 After this man rose up ye out among you seven men Judas of Galilee in the days of honest report, full of the of the taxing, and drew away Holy Ghost and wisdom, much people after him: he whom we may appoint over also perished; and all, even this business. as many as obeyed him, were d 4 But we will give ourdispersed.

selves continually to prayer, d 38 And now I say unto you, and to the ministry of the Refrain from these men, and word. let them alone: for if this 459 And the saying pleased counsel or this work be of the whole multitude:and they men, it will come to nought: chose Stephen, a man full of

39 But if it be of God, ye faith and of the Holy Ghost, cannot overthrow it; lest and Philip, and Prochorus, haply ye be found even to and Nicanor, and Timon, fight against God.

and Parmenas, and Nicolas 40 And to him they agreed: a proselyte of Antioch: and when they had called the 116 Whom they set before the apostles, and beaten them, apostles: and when they had they commanded that they prayed, they laid their hands should not speak in the name on them. of Jesas, and let them go.

187 4 And the word of God

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