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The ACTS of the APOSTLES.
CHAPTER I. THE former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,
2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen :
3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion, by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God;
4 And being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, yem have heard of me:
5 For John" truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost, not many days hence.
6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?
7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me, both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
9 And when he had spoken these things while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
yor, office, or, charge. 7 Lu. 10. 1, 2.
John 15. 27.
m John XIV. n Mat. 3. 11. chap. 2. 4.
11. 15. P Mat.24.3,4. Is. 1. 26.
Da. 7. 27.
r chap. 15.22. • Mat. 24. 36.
tJe. 17.10. 1 Th. 5.1, 2.
Re. 2. 23. 8 or, the power of the Holy Ghost coming
10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven, as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shalla so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.
13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholoand Matthew, James the son of mew, Alphæus, and_Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.
14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, or, trouand with his brethren.
bled in mind.
15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)
16 Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which" the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.
u Mat. 28. 19. Lu.24.47..49
Le. 23. 15. chap. 1. 14.
* John 20.12.
chap. 2.7; chap. 4. 31. a John 14. 3. 1 Th. 4. 16.
Lu. 24. 52. chap. 1. 5. d chap. 10.46. Mar. 16. 17. e Lu.6.13..16. Swhen this
Lu. 23. 49,
55. 24. 10.
chap. 1. 11. h Ps. 41. 9.
John 13. 18.
i Mat. 26. 47. John 18. 3.
19 And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.
20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and, his y bishopric let another take.
21 Wherefore of these men' which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,
22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.
23 And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,
25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.
26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was AND when the day of Pentecost" was numbered with the eleven apostles. CHAPTER II. fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues, like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them:
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and begand to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them
5 And there were dwelling at Jerusa lem, Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven.
6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.
7 And they were all amazed, and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilæans?
8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?
9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judæa, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,
THE ACTS, III.
a chap.10.45. 34 For David is not ascended into the Ep. 4. 8. heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right 28. hand,
1 Co. 12. 10,
c Ps. 110. 1.
35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.
37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?
38 Then Peter said unto them,' Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?
13 Others, mocking, said, These men are full of new wine.
14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, 'Ye men of Judæa, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:
15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.
16 But this is that which was" spoken by the prophet Joel:
17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out, in those days, of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
20 Thet sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord, shall be saved.
He. 2. 4.
22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did, by him, in the Is. 58.7. midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
23 Him, being a delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain :
2 Co. 9.1,9. 1 John 3.17. * John 15. 24. a chap. 3. 18. Lu. 22. 22.
24. 44. Bor, at home. 6 chap. 5. 30.
c Mat. 27.1.
24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. 25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face; for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:
chap. 5. 31. John 3. 35. h Ps.2.2, 6..8.
i Eze. 7. 16. Zec. 12. 10. * chap. 9. 6.
16. 30. chap. 3. 19. Lu. 24. 47. m1 Th. 5. 7. n Joel2.28..32
o Is. 44. 3.
1 Co. 12. 10.
Mar. 13. 24. 2 Pe. 3.7,10. u Mar. 16. 17. v Ps. 86. 5.
42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and Ro. 10. 13. in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
1 Co. 1. 2.
43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
w ch.4.32, 34.
44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
45 And sold their possessions and goods, andy parted them to all men, as every man had need.
46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread 8 from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
47 Praising God, and having favourd with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
Lu. 2. 52.
1 Co. 6. 14.
39 For the promiser is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. 40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.
41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
Ps. 132. 11.
• He. 6. 17.
Lu. 24. 48.
Phi. 2. 9.
NOW Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
2 And a certain man, lame from his mother's womb, was carried, whom they laid daily at the gatek of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;
3 Who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked an alms.
4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him, with John, said, Look on us.
5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.
6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.
7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ancle bones received strength.
8 And he, leaping up, stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:
chap. 1. 4. 10 And they knew that it was he which Jno.16.7,13 sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder
Peter's address on healing a cripple.
and amazement at that which had happened unto him.
11 And, as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them, in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering.
12 And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?
THE ACTS, IV.
A. D. 33.
16 And his name, through faith in his name, hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know; yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
17 And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorancet ye did it, as did also your rulers.
18 But those things," which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.
19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing a shall come from the presence of the Lord;
20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:
21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.
22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophets shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things, whatsoever he shall say unto you.
23 And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.
24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel, and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.
25 Ye are' the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.
Opposition of the Priests.
6 And Annas" the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.
7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?
8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,
9 If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;
10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name k ch. 3. 6, 16. of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye Mat.27.17. crucified, whom God raised from the Lu.23.16..23 dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. 11 This is the stone nought of you builders, the head of the corner.
13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pi-John 19.15. late, when he' was determined to let him go.
14 But ye denied the Holy Onem and the Just," and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;
15 And killed the 8 Prince of life, whom God hath raised? from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.
2 Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide.
4 Howbeit many" of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.
a John 18. 13.
Mat. 21. 23.
5 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes, |
ƒMat. 22. 32.
m Ps. 16. 10.
John 1. 4.
Is. 28. 16.
12 Neither is there salvation in any other for there" is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned" and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
14 And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.
15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,
16 Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it.
* Is. 43. 25.
17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, a Je.31.23..25 that they speak henceforth to no man in Zep.3.14..20 this name.
Re. 21. 4.
chap. 1. 11.
18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.
He. 9. 28.
c Jno. 11.47.
e Lu. 1. 70.
Mat.21.42. Mat. 28.2..6 Ep. 1. 20. chap. 2. 32. chap. 10.43. 1 Ti. 2. 5, 6.
8 Ps. 45. 17.
1 Co. 2. 8.
u Mat. 11. 25.
y Is. 1.16..20.
ƒ De. 18. 15..
chap. 5. 40.
1 Ro. 9. 4.
22 Fortheman was above forty years old, on
26 Unto you first, God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, chap. 5. 26. whom this miracle of healing was shewed. in turning away? every one of you from his iniquities.
Mat. 21. 26. n Ge. 22. 18. • Mat. 10. 5. Lu. 24. 47. p Is. 59. 20. Mat. 1. 21.
23 And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.
24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is;
25 Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things? 26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.
27 For of a truth, against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod," and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the
which was set at which is become
2 Ki. 19. 15.
Ps. 2. 1, 2. chap.28.24. v Lu. 23. 1..8,
19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.
20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.
21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because m of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.
Death of Ananias and Sapphira.
THE ACTS, V.
ings and grant unto thy servants, that with
c Pr. 21. 30.
30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal;
4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? Why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.
5 And Ananias, hearing these words,d fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great feare came on all them that heard these things.
6 And the young men arose, wounds him up, and carried him out, and buried him.
7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.
Bor, in every
32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus and great grace was upon them all.
1 Pe. 3. 8.
34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses, sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,
'ch. 4. 1, 2. yor, envy.
35 And laid them down at the apostles' feet and distribution" was made unto every man according as he had need.
m chap. 2. 44.
36 And Joses, who by the apostles was
Lu.11.48,49 9 John 1. 16. r Ex. 24. 3.
37 Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet. CHAPTER V.
BUT a certain man named Ananias,
3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satany filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
Sor, to de-
8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.
9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed' together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.
10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.
ver. 13, 31.
Ep. 6. 19.
fch. 2. 2, 4.
The Apostles before the Council.
14 And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.)
Mar. 16. 17,
Ro. 15.5, 6.
Phi. 2. 2.
15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them.
16 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.
17 Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,') and were filled with y indignation,
18 And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison."
19 But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,
20 Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.
21 And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morn ing, and taught. But" the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.
22 But when the officers came, and found them not in the prison, they returned and told,
23 Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.
24 Now when the high priest and the " captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them whereunto this would grow.
25 Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom ye put in prison are standing in the temple, and teaching the people.
26 Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence:
z verse 9.
a Nu. 30. 2.
De. 23. 21. for they feared the people, lest they
should have been stoned.
Ec. 5. 4.
Ps. 139. 4.
d ver. 10, 11.
27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them,
28 Saying, Did not we straitly command you, that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us.
29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.
31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince" and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.
fchap. 4. 18.
32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost," whom God hath given to them that obey him.
11 Andgreat fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.
33 When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay them. 34 Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel," a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the apostles forth a little space;
12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch. 35 And said unto them, Ye men of Is 13 And of the rest durst no man join him- chap. 4. 21. rael, take heed to yourselves what ye inself to them: but the people magnified them. tend to do as touching these men.
Ro. 15. 19.