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Chap. x.


know how that it is an unlawful 38 How God anointed Jesus of thing for a man that is a Jew to Nazareth with the Holy Ghost, keep company, or come unto one and with power: who went about of another nation: but God hath doing good, and healing all that shewed me that I should not call were oppressed of the devil; for any man common or unclean. God was with him.

29 Therefore came I unto you 39 And we are witnesses of all without gainsaying, as soon as I things which he did, both in the was sent for: I ask, therefore, land of the Jews, and in Jerusafor what intent ye have sent for lem; whom they slew, and hangme? ed on a tree:

30 And Cornelius said, Four 40 Him God raised up the days ago I was fasting until this third day, and shewed him ohour; and at the ninth hour Ipenly;

prayed in my house, and, behold, 41 Not to all the people, but a man stood before me in bright unto witnesses chosen before of clothing, God, even to us, who did eat and 31 And said, Cornelius, thy drink with him after he rose from prayer is heard, and thine alms the dead.

are had in remembrance in the 42 And he commanded us to sight of God.

preach unto the people, and to Joppa, testify that it is he which was orwhose dained of God to be the Judge of lodged quick and dead.

32 Send, therefore, to and call hither Simon, surname is Peter; he is in the house of one Simon a tan- 43 To him give all the prophets ner, by the sea-side; who, when witness, that, through his name, he cometh, shall speak unto thee. whosoever believeth in him shalĺ

33 Immediately, therefore, I receive remission of sins.

sent to thee; and thou hast well 44 While Peter yet spake done that thou art come. Now, these words, the Holy Ghost fell therefore, are we all here present on all them which heard the before God, to hear all things that word.

are commanded thee of God. 45 And they of the circumcisi34 ¶ Then Peter opened his on, which believed, were astonishmouth, and said, Of a truth Ied, as many as came with Peter, perceive that God is no respecter because that on the Gentiles also of persons: was poured out the gift of the

35 But in every nation, he that Holy Ghost. feareth him, and worketh righ- 46 For they heard them speak teousness, is accepted with him. with tongues, and magnify God. 36 The word which God sent Then answered Peter,

unto the children of Israel, preach- 47 Can any man forbid water, ing peace by Jesus Christ, (he is that these should not be baptized, Lord of all,) which have received the Holy

37 That word, I say, ye know, Ghost as well as we? which was published throughout 48 And he commanded them to all Judea, and began from Gali-be baptized in the name of the lee, after the baptism which John Lord. Then prayed they him to preached; tarry certain days.

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[companied me, and we entered into the man's house:

13 And he shewed us how he

ren that were in Judea, heard had seen an angel in his house, that the Gentiles had also receiv-which stood and said unto him, ed the word of God. Send men to Joppa, and call for

2 And when Peter was come Simon, whose surname is Peter; up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him,

14 Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved.

3 Saying, Thou wentest in to 15 And, as I began to speak, the men uncircumcised, and didst Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us eat with them. at the beginning.

4 But Peter rehearsed the mat- 16 Then remembered I the ter from the beginning, and ex-word of the Lord, how that he pounded it by order unto them, said, John indeed baptized with saying, water; but ye shall be baptized

5 I was in the city of Joppa with the Holy Ghost: praying and in a trance I saw a 17 Forasmuch then as God vision, a certain vessel descend, gave them the like gift as he did as it had been a great sheet, let unto us, who believed on the down from heaven by four cor-Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, ners; and it came even to me: that I could withstand God?

6 Upon the which, when I had 18 When they heard these fastened mine eyes, I considered, things, they held their peace, and and saw four-footed beasts of the glorified God, saying, Then hath earth, and wild beasts, and creep-God also to the Gentiles granted ing things, and fowls of the air. repentance unto life.


7 And I heard a voice saying 19 Now they which were unto me, Arise, Peter; slay and scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen, 8 But I said, Not so, Lord; travelled as far as Phenice, and for nothing common or unclean Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching hath at any time entered into my the word to none but unto the mouth. Jews only. 9 But the voice answered me 20 And some of them were men again from heaven, What God of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, hath cleansed, that call not thou when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preach


10 And this was done three ing the Lord Jesus. times and all were drawn up a

gain into heaven.

21 And the hand of the Lord was with them; and a great num11 And, behold, immediately ber believed, and turned unto the there were three men already Lord.

come unto the house where I was, 22 ¶ Then tidings of these sent from Cesarea unto me. things came unto the ears of the

12 And the spirit bade me go church which was in Jerusalem; with them, nothing doubting. and they sent forth Barnabas, that Moreover, these six brethren ac- he should go as far as Antioch: Ꮓ

Herod killeth James.

Chap. xii. Peter's imprisonment.

23 Who, when he came, and (and delivered him to four quaterhad seen the grace of God, was nions of soldiers to keep him; inglad, and exhorted them all, that tending after Easter to bring him with purpose of heart they would forth to the people.

cleave unto the Lord.

5 Peter therefore was kept in 24 For he was a good man, prison: but prayer was made and full of the Holy Ghost, and without ceasing of the church unof faith and much people was to God for him.

added unto the Lord.

6 And when Herod wouldhave

25 Then departed Barnabas to brought him forth, the same night Tarsus, for to seek Saul: Peter was sleeping between two

26 And, when he had found soldiers, bound with two chains; him, he brought him unto Anti-and the keepers before the door och. And it came to pass, that a kept the prison.

whole year they assembled them- 7 And, behold, the angel of selves with the church, and taught the Lord came upon him, and a much people. And the disciples light shined in the prison: and he were called Christians first in smote Peter on the side, and raiAntioch. sed him up, saying, Arise up came quickly. And his chains fell off unto from his hands.

27 And in those days prophets from Jerusalem Antioch.

8 And the angel said unto him, 28 And there stood up one of Gird thyself, and bind on thy santhem, named Agabus, and signifi-dals. And so he did. And he ed, by the spirit, that there should saith unto him, Cast thy garment be great dearth throughout all the about thee, and follow me. world; which came to pass in the 9 And he went out, and followdays of Claudius Cesar. ed him; and wist not that it was


29 Then the disciples, every true which was done by the anman according to his ability, de-gel; but thought he saw a vision. termined to send relief unto the 10 When they were past the brethren which dwelt in Judea: first and the second ward, they 30 Which also they did, and came unto the iron gate that leadsent it to the elders by the handseth unto the city; which opened of Barnabas and Saul. to them of its own accord: and CHAP. XII. they went out, and passed on Herod persecuteth the Christians. through one street; and forthwith OW, about that time, Herod the angel departed from him. the king stretched forth bis 11 And when Peter was come hands to vex certain of the church. to himself, he said, Now I know 2 And he killed James, the bro- of a surety, that the Lord hath ther of John, with the sword. sent his angel, and hath delivered 3 And, because he saw it plea-me out of the hand of Herod, and sed the Jews, he proceeded fur-from all the expectation of the peother to take Peter also. (Then ple of the Jews. were the days of unleavened 12 And, when he had considerbread.) ed the thing, he came to the house. 4 And, when he had apprehen- of Mary the mother of John, ded him, and put him in prison, whose surname was Mark; where

Herod's death.

The Acts. Of Elymas the sorcerer.

many were gathered together,


22 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, 13 And, as Peter knocked at and not of a man. the door of the gate, a damsel 23 And immediately the angel came to hearken, named Rhoda. of the Lord smote him, because

14 And, when she knew Pe- he gave not God the glory: and ter's voice, she opened not the he was eaten of worms, and gave gate for gladness, but ran in, and up the ghost.

told how Peter stood before the 24 But the word of God gate. grew and multiplied.

15 And they said unto her, 25 And Barnabas and Saul reThou art mad. But she con-turned from Jerusalem, when stantly affirmed that it was even they had fulfilled their ministry, so. Then said they, It is his angel. and took with them John, whose 16 But Peter continued knock-surname was Mark.. ing and when they had opened CHAP. XIII. the door, and saw him, they were Elymas the sorcerer struck blind. astonished. OW there were in the 17 But he, beckoning unto church that was at Antioch them with the hand to hold their certain prophets and teachers; as peace, declared unto them how Barnabas, and Simeon that was the Lord had brought him out of called Niger, and Lucius of Cythe prison. And he said, Go, rene, and Manaen, which had shew these things unto James, and been brought up with Herod the to the brethren. And he depart-tetrarch, and Saul.


ed, and went into another place. 2 As they ministered to the 18 Now, as soon as it was day, Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost there was no small stir among the said, Separate me Barnabas and soldiers, what was become of Saul for the work whereunto I Peter. have called them.


19 And, when Herod had 3 And when they had fasted and sought for him, and found him prayed, and laid their hands on not, he examined the keepers, them, they sent them away. and commanded that they should 4 T So they, being sent forth by be put to death. And he went the Holy Ghost, departed unto down from Judea to Cesarea, and Seleucia; and from thence they there abode. sailed to Cyprus.

20 And Herod was highly 5 And when they were at Saladispleased with them of Tyre and mis, they preached the word of Sidon but they came with one God in the synagogues of the accord to him, and, having made Jews: and they had also John to Blastus the king's chamberlain their minister.

their friend, desired peace; be- 6 And when they had gone cause their country was nourish- through the isles unto Paphos, ed by the king's country. they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus,

21 And upon a set day, Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them.

7 Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a

Paul preacheth Christ

Chap. xiii.

at Antioch. prudent man; who called for Bar-Israel chose our fathers, and exnabas and Saul, and desired to alted the people when they dwelt hear the word of God. as strangers in the land of Egypt,

8 But Elymas the sorcerer, (for and with an high arm brought he so is his name by interpretation,) them out of it.

withstood them, seeking to turn 18 And about the time of forty away the deputy from the faith. years suffered he their manners in 9 Then Saul, (who also is called the wilderness,

Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, 19 And when he had destroyed set his eyes on him, seven nations in the land of Cha

10 And said, O full of all sub-naan, he divided their land to tilty and all mischief, thou child of them by lot.

the devil, thou enemy of all right- 20 And after that he gave unto cousness! wilt thou not cease to them judges about the space of pervert the right ways of the four hundred and fifty years, until Lord? Samuel the prophet.

11 And now, behold, the hand 21 And afterward they desired of the Lord is upon thee, and a king and God gave unto them thou shalt be blind, not seeing the Saul the Son of Cis, a man of the sun for a season. And immedi-tribe of Benjamin, by the space ately there fell on him a mist and of forty years.

a darkness; and he went about 22 And when he had removed seeking some to lead him by the him, he raised up unto them Dahand. vid to be their king; to whom al12 Then the deputy, when he so he gave testimony, and said, I saw what was done, believed, be- have found David the son of Jesse, ing astonished at the doctrine of a man after mine own heart, the Lord. which shall fulfil all my will,

13 Now when Paul and his 23 Of this man's seed hath God, company loosed from Paphos, according to his promise, raised they came to Perga in Pamphylia: unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus: and John, departing from them, 24 When John had first preachreturned to Jerusalem. ed before his coming the baptism 14 But, when they departed of repentance to all the people of from Perga, they came to Antioch Israel. in Pisidia, and went into the sy- 25 And as John fulfilled his nagogue on the sabbath day, and course, he said, Whom think ye sat down. that I am? I am not be. But, be15 And after the reading of the hold, there cometh one after me, law and the prophets, the rulers whose shoes of his feet I am not of the synagogue sent unto them, worthy to loose. saying, Te men and brethren, if 26 Men and brethren, children ye have any word of exhortation of the stock of Abraham, and for the people, say on. whosoever among you feareth 16 Then Paul stood up, and God, to you is the word of this beckoning with his hand, said, salvation sent.

Men of Israel, and ye that fear 27 For they that dwell at JeruGod, give audience. salem, and their rulers, because 17 The God of this people of they knew him not, nor yet the

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