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ons, and your old men shall joice, and my tongue was glad ; dream dreams :

moreover also, my flesh shall 18 And on my servants, and rest in hope: on my handmaids, I will pour 27 Because thou wilt not leave out in those days of my Spirit ; my soul in hell, neither wilt and they shall prophesy : thou suffer thine Holy One to

19 And I will shew wonders see corruption. in heaven above, and signs in 28 Thou hast made known to the earth beneath, blood, and me the ways of life; Thou shalt fire, and vapour of smoke : make me full of joy with thy

20 The sun shall be turned countenance. into darkness, and the moon 29 Men and brethren, let me into blood, before that great freely speak unto you of the paand notable day of the Lord triarch David, that he is both come :

dead and buried, and his se21 And it shall come to pass, pulchre is with us, unto this that whosoever shall call on the day. name of the Lord, shall be sav. 30 Therefore being a prophet, ed.

and knowing that God had 22 Ye men of Israel, hear these sworn with an oath to him, that words: Jesus of Nazareth, a of the fruit of his loins, accordman approved of God among ing to the flesh, he would raise you, by miracles, and wonders, up Christ to sit on his throne ; and signs, which God did by 31 He, seeing this before, him in the midst of you, as ye spake of the resurrection of yourselves also know:

Christ, that his soul was not 23 Him, being delivered by lest in hell, neither his flesh did the determinate counsel and see corruption. foreknowledge of God, ye have 32 This Jesus hath God raistaken, and by wicked hands ed up, whereof we all are withave crucified and slain ;

24 Whom God hath raised 33 Therefore, being by the up, having loosed the pains of right hand of God exalted, and death; because it was not pos- having received of the Father, sible that lie should be holden the promise of the Holy Ghost, of it.

he hath shed forth this, which 25 For David speaketh con- ye now see and hear. cerning him, I foresaw the Lord 34. For David is not ascended always before my face; for he || into the heavens : but he saith is on my right hand, that I himself, The LORD said unto should not be moved :

my Lord, Sit thou on my right 26 Therefore did my heart re. | hand,



35 Until I make thy foes thy || 45 And sold their possessions footstool.

and goods, and parted them to 36 Therefore let all the house all men, as every man had need. of Israel know assuredly, that 46 And they, continuing daiGod hath made that same Jesus, ly with one accord in the temwhom ye have crucified, both ple, and breaking bread from Lord and Christ.

house to house, did eat their 37 Now, when they heard this, meat with gladness and singlethey were pricked in their heart, ness of heart; and said unto Peter, and to the 47 Praising God, and having rest of the apostles, Men and favour with all the people. And brethren, what shall we do? the Lord added to the church 38 Then Peter said unto them, daily such as should be saved. Repent, and be baptized every one of you, in the name of Jesus

CHAP. III. Christ, for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

NOW Peter and John went 39 For the promise is . unto up together into the temple, at you, and to your children, and the hour of prayer, being the to all that are afar off, even as ninth hour. many as the Lord our God shall 2 And a certain man, lame call.

from his mother's womb, was 40 And with many other words carried, whom they laid daily at did he testify and exhort, say- the gate of the temple, which is ing, Save yourselves from this called Beautiful, to ask alms of untoward generation.

them that entered into the tem41 Then they that gladly re-ple ; ceived his word, were baptiz- 3 Who, seeing Peter and John ed: and the same day there about to go into the temple, were added unto them, about || asked an alms. three thousand souls.

4 And Peter, fastening his eyes 42 And they continued sted upon him, with John, said, fastly in the apostles' doctrine | Look on us. and fellowship, and in breaking 5 And he gave heed unto of bread, and in prayers.

them, expecting to receive 43 And fear came upon every something of them. soul : and many wonders and 6 Then Peter said, Silver and signs were done by the apostles. gold have I none; but such as

44 And all that believed were I have, give I thee ; In the together, and had all things name of Jesus Christ of Nazacommon,

reth, rise


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7 And he took him by the the dead, whereof we are witright hand, and lifted him up : and immediately his feet and 16 And his name, through faith ancle-bones received strength. in his name, hath made this

8 And he, leaping up, stood, man strong, whom ye see and and walked, and entered with know ; yea, the faith which is them into the temple, walking, by him, hath given him this and leaping, and praising God. perfect soundness in the pre

9 And all the people saw him sence of you all. walking, and praising God : 17 And now, brethren, I wot

10 And they knew that it was that through ignorance ye did he which sat for alms, at the it, as did also your rulers. Beautiful gate of the temple ; 18 But those things, which and they were filled with won- God before had shewed by the der and amazement at that mouth of all his prophets, that which had happened unto him. Christ should suffer, he hath so 11 And, as the lame man

the lame man fulfilled. which was healed, held Peter 19 Repent ye, therefore, and and John, all the people ran to be converted, that your sins gether unto them, in the porch may be blotted out, when the that is called Solomon's, great times of refreshing shall come ly wondering.

from the presence of the Lord; 12 And when Peter saw it, he 20 And he shall send Jesus answered unto the people, Ye Christ, which before was preachmen of Israel, why marvel ye at ed unto you: this? or why look ye so car

21 Whom the heaven must renestly on us, as though by our ceive until the times of restituown power or holiness, we had tion of all things, which God made this man to walk ?

hath spoken by the mouth of all 13 The God of Abraham, and his holy prophets since the of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God world began. of our fathers, hath glorified his 22 For Moses truly said unto Son Jesus; whom ye delivered the Fathers, A Prophet shall up, and denied him in the pre- the Lord your God raise up unto sence of Pilate, when he was de- you of your brethren, like unto termined to let him go.

me; him shall ye hear in all 14 But ye denied the Holy things whatsoever he shall say One, and the Just, and desired unto you. a murderer to. be granted unto

23 And it shall come to pass, you :

that every soul which will not 15 And killed the Prince of hear that Prophet, shall be delife, whom God hath raised from stroyed from among the people.


24 Yea, and all the prophets || and Caiaphas, and John, and from Samuel, and those that fol- Alexander, and as many as were low after, as many as have spo- of the kindred of the high priest, ken, have likewise foretold of were gathered together at Jeruthese days.

salem. 25 Ye are the children of the 7 And when they had set them prophets, and of the covenant in the midst, they asked, By which God made with our fa- what power, or by what name, thers, saying unto Abraham, have ye done this? And in thy seed shall all 8 Then Peter, filled with the the kindreds of the earth be Holy Ghost, said unto them, blessed.

Ye rulers of the people, and 26 Unto you first, God having elders of Israel, raised up his Son Jesus, sent 9 If we this day be examined him to bless you in turning of the good deed done to the away every one of you from his impotent man, by what means iniquities.

he is made whole;

10 Be it known unto you all, CHAP. IV.

and to all the people of Israel,

that by the name of Jesus PETER AND JOHN IM

Christ of Nazareth, whom ye

crucified, whom God raised AND, as they spake unto the from the dead, even by him people, the priests, and the cap- doth this man stand here before tain of the temple, and the Sad

you whole. ducees, came upon them,

11 This is the stone which 2 Being grieved that they was set at nought of you buildtaught the people, and preachers, which is become the head ed, through Jesus, the resurrec

of the corner. tion from the dead.

12 Neither is there salvation 3 And they laid hands on in any other : for there is none them, and put them in hold un- other name under heaven given to the next day : for it was now among men, whereby we must eventide.

be saved. 4 Howbeit, many of them which 13 Now, when they saw the heard the word, believed ; and boldness of Peter and John, and the number of the men was perceived that they were unabout five thousand.

learned and ignorant men, they 5 And it came to pass on the marvelled; and they took knowmorrow, that their rulers, and ledge of them, that they had elders, and scribes,

been with Jesus. 6 And Annas the high priest, 14 And beholding the man


which was healed standing with 23 And, being let go, they them, they could say nothing went to their own company, against it.

and reported all that the chief 15 But when they had com- priests and elders had said unto manded them to go aside out of them. the council, they conferred a- 24 And, when they heard that, mong themselves,

they lifted up their voice to God 16 Saying, What shall we do with one accord, and said, Lord, to these men ? for that indeed thou art God, which hast made a notable miracle hath been heaven, and earth, and the sea, done by them, is manifest to all and all that in them is : them that dwell in Jerusalem ; 25 Who by the mouth of thy and we cannot deny it.

servant David hast said, Why 17 But, that it spread no fur- did the heathen rage, and the ther among the people, let us people imagine vain things ? straitly threaten them, that they | 26 The kings of the earth speak henceforth to no man in stood up, and the rulers were this name.

gathered together against the 18 And they called them, and Lord, and against his Christ. commanded them not to speak 27 For, of a truth, against thy at all, nor teach, in the name of holy child Jesus, whom thou Jesus.

hast anointed, both Herod and 19 But Peter and John answer- Pontius Pilate, with the Gencd, and said unto them, Whe- tiles, and the people of Israel, ther it be right in the sight of were gathered together, God, to hearken unto you, 28 For to do whatsoever thy more than unto God, judge hand and thy counsel determinye.

ed before to be done. 20 For we cannot but speak 29 And now, Lord, behold the things which we have seen their threatenings : and grant and heard.

unto thy servants, that with all 21 So, when they had further boldness they may speak thy threatened them, they let them word, go, finding nothing how they 30 By stretching forth thine might punish them, because of hand to heal; and that signs the people: for all men glori- and wonders may be done by fied God for that which was the name of thy holy child done:

Jesus. 22 For the man was above 31 And, when they had prayforty years old on whom thised, the place was shaken where miracle of healing was shew- they were assembled together; ed.

and they were all filled with the

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