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out sight, and neither did eat 18 And immediately there fell nor drink.

from his eyes as it had been 10 And there was a certain scales; and he received sight disciple at Damascus, named forth with, and arose, and was Ananias; and to him said the baptized. Lord in a vision, Ananias. And 19 And when he had received he said, Behold, I am here, meat, he was strengthened. Lord.

Then was Saul certain days 11 And the Lord said unto with the disciples which were him, Arise, and go into the at Damascus. street which is called Straight, 20 And straightway he preachand enquire in the house of Ju-ed Christ in the synagogues, , das, for one called Saul of Tar- that he is the Son of God. sus : for behold he prayeth,

21 But all that heard bim were 12 And hath seen in a vision a amazed, and said, Is not this man, named Ananias, coming he that destroyed them which in, and putting his hand on him, called on this name in Jerusathat he might receive his sight. lem, and came hither for that

13 Then Ananias answered, intent, that he might bring them Lord, I have heard by many of bound unto the chief priests? this man, how much evil he hath 22 But Saul increased the done to thy saints at Jerusalem : more in strength, and confound.

14 And here he hath authority ed the Jews which dwelt at Dafrom the chief priests to bind mascus, proving that this is all that call on thy name.

very Christ. 15 But the Lord said unto him, 25 And after that many days Go thy way: for he is a chosen were fulfilled, the Jews took vessel unto me, to bear my counsel to kill him : name before the Gentiles, and 24 But their laying await was kings, and the children of Israel. known of Saul: and they watch

16 For I will shew him how ed the gates day and night to great things he must suffer for kill him. my name's sake.

25 Then the disciples took 17 And Ananias went his way, him by night, and let him down and entered into the house; and, by the wall in a basket. putting his hands on him, said, 26 And when Saul was come Brother Saul, the Lord, even to Jerusalem, he assayed to join Jesus, that appeared unto thee himself to the disciples : but in the way as thou camest, hath they were all afraid of him, and sent me, that thou mightest re- believed not that he was a disceive thy sight, and be filled ciple. with the Holy Ghost.

27 But Barnabas took him,

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and brought him to the apostles, da and Saron saw him, and
and declared unto them how he turned to the Lord.
had seen the Lord in the way, 36 Now there was at Joppa a
and that he had spoken to him, certain disciple, named Tabi.
and how he had preached boldly tha, which, by interpretation, is
at Damascus in the name of called Dorcas: this woman was
Jesus.

full of good works, and alms-
28 And he was with them, deeds which she did.
coming in, and going out, at

37 And it came to pass in Jerusalem.

those days, that she was sick, 29 And he spake boldly in the and died: whom, when they name of the Lord Jesus, and had washed, they laid her in an disputed against the Grecians : upper chamber. but they went about to slay 38 And forasmuch as Lydda him:

was nigh to Joppa, and the dis30 Which when the brethren ciples had heard that Peter was knew, they brought him down there, they sent unto him two to Cesarea, and sent him forth men, desiring him that he would to Tarsus.

not delay to come to them. 31 Then had the churches rest 39 Then Peter arose; and went throughout all Judea, and Gali- || with them. When he was lee, and Samaria, and were come, they brought him into edified; and, walking in the the upper chamber; and all the fear of the Lord, and in the widows stood by him weeping, comfort of the Holy Ghost, || and shewing the coats and garwere multiplied.

ments which Dorcas made while 32 And it came to pass, as she was with them. Peter passed throughout all

ali 40 But Peter put them all quarters, he came down also to forth, and kneeled down, and the saints which dwelt at Lyd- prayed; and, turning him to the da.

body, said, Tabitha, arise. And 33 And there he found a she opened her eyes : and certain

named Eneas, when she saw Peter, she sat which had kept his bed eight up. years, and was sick of the 41 And he gave her his hand, palsy.

and listed her up: and, when he 34 And Peter said unto him, had called the saints and wiEneas, Jesus Christ maketh thce dows, he presented her alive. whole: arise, and make thy 42 And it was known throughbed. And he arose imme- out all Joppa; and many bediately.

lieved in the Lord. 35 And all that dwelt-at Lyd- 43 And it came to pass, that

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he tarried many days in Joppa,

9 On the morrow, as they with one Simon a tanner. went on their journey, and drew

nigh unto the city, Peter went CHAP. X.

up upon the house-top to pray,

about the sixth hour. PETER'S VISION.

10 And he became very hunTHERE was a certain man gry, and would have eaten: but in Cesarea, called Cornelius, a while they made ready he fell centurion of the band called the into a trance, Italian band,

11 And saw heaven opened, 2 A devout man, and one that and a certain vessel descending feared God with all his house, unto him, as it had been a great which gave much alms to the sheet knit at the four corners, people, and prayed to God al- and let down to the earth; way:

12 Wherein were all manner 3 He saw in a vision evident- of four-footed beasts of the ly, about the ninth hour of the earth, and wild beasts, and day, an angel of God coming in creeping things, and fowls of to him, and saying unto him, the air. Cornelius.

13 And there came a voice to 4 And, when he looked on him, him, Rise, Peter ; kill, and he was afraid, and said, What is eat. it, Lord?. And he said unto

14 But Peter said, Not so, him, Thy prayers and thine Lord; for I have never eaten alms are come up for a memo- || any thing that is common or rial before God.

unclean. 5 And now send men to Joppa, 15 And the voice spake unto and call for one Simon, whose him again the second time, surname is Peter;

What God hath cleansed, that 6 He lodgeth with one Simon call not thou common. a tanner, whose house is by the 16 This was done thrice: and sea-side : he shall tell thee the vessel was received up again what thou oughtest to do. into heaven.

7 And, when the angel which 17 Now, while Peter doubted spake unto Cornelius, was de- in himself what this vision, parted, he called two of his which he had seen, should household servants, and a devout mean, behold, the men which soldier of them that waited on were sent from Cornelius, had him continually :

made enquiry for Simon's 8 And, when he had declared house, and stood before the all these things unto them, he gate, sent them to Joppa.

18 And called, and asked whe

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VOL. IV.

ther Simon, which was sur- 27. And as he talked with him, named Peter, were lodged he went in, and found many there.

that were come together. 19 While Peter thought on the 28 And he said unto them, Ye vision, the Spirit said unto know how that it is an unlawful him, Behold, three men seek thing for a man, that is a Jew, to thee.

keep

company with, or come unto 20 Arise, therefore, and get one of another nation: but God thee down, and go with them, hath shewed me that I should doubting nothing; for I have not call any man common or sent them.

unclean. 21 Then Peter went down to 29 Therefore came I unto you the men which were sent unto without gainsaying, as soon as I him from Cornelius, and said, was sent for: Í ask, therefore, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: for what intent ye have sent for what is the cause wherefore ye me? are come?

30 And Cornelius said, Four
94 And they said, Cornelius days ago, I was fasting until
the cemtion, a just man, and this hour; and at the ninth hour
one that fearth God, and of I prayed in my house, and, be-
good report among 'Anthe na- hold, a man stood before me in
tion of the Jews, was wared bright clothing,
from God, by an holy angel, to 31 And said, Cornelius, thy
send for thee into his house, | pra
and to hear words of thee. are ha in remembrance in the

23 Then called he them in, and sight ofgod.
lodged them. And on the mor- 32 Senatherefore, to Joppa,
row Peter went away with them, and call hiter Simon, whose
and certain brethren from Joppa surname is Per: he is lodged
accompanied him.

in the house o one Simon a
24 And the morrow after, tanner, by the seside; who,
they entered into Cesarea. And when he cometh, hall speak
Cornelius waited for them, and unto thee.
had called together his kinsmen 33. Immediately, thefore, I
and near friends.

sent to thee; and thou ist well 25 And, as Peter was coming done that thou art come Now, in, Cornelius met him, and fell therefore, are we all he predown at his feet, and worship sent before God, to hr all

things that are comnnded 26 But Peter took him up, thee of God. saying, Stand up; I myself also 34 Then Peter opene his am a man.

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perceive that God is no respec- him, shall receive remission of ter of persons:

sins. 35 But in every nation, he that 44 While Peter yet spake feareth him, and worketh righ- these words, the Holy Ghost teousness, is accepted with fell on all them which heard the him.

word. 36 The word which God sent 45 And they of the circumunto the children of Israel, cision, which believed, were preaching peace, by Jesus Christ, astonished, as many as came (he is Lord of all,)

with Peter, because that on the 37 That word, I say, ye know, Gentiles also was poured out which was published through the gift of the Holy Ghost : out all Judea, and began from 46 For they heard them speak Galilee, after the baptism which with tongues and magnify God. John preached;

Then answered Peter, 38 How God anointed Jesus of 47 Can any man forbid water, Nazareth with the Holy Ghost, that these should not be bapand with power: who went tized, which have received the . about doing good, and healing Holy Ghost as well as we? all that were oppressed of the 48 And he commanded them devil: for God was with him. to be baptized in the name of

39 And we are witnesses of all the Lord. Then prayed they things which he did, both in him to tarry certain days. the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew, and

CHAP. XI. hanged on a tree:

PETER'S DEFENCE. 40 Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him AND the apostles, and breopenly;

thren that were in Judea, heard 41 Not to all the people, but that the Gentiles had also reunto witnesses chosen before of ceived the word of God. God, even to us, who did eat 2 And when Peter was come and drink with him, after he up to Jerusalem, they that were rose from the dead.

of the circumcision, contended 42 And he commanded us to with him, preach unto the people, and to 3 Saying, Thou wentest in to testify that it is he which was men uncircumcised, and didst ordained of God, to be the judge eat with them. of quick and dead.

4 But Peter rehearsed the mat43 To him give all the pro-ter from the beginning, and exphets witness, that through his pounded it by order unto them, name, whosoever believeth in saying,

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