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840 Part of Christ's history. THE ACTS. The descent of the Holy Ghost. them, commanded them that they should I 20 For it is written in the book of not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for Psalms, Let bis habitation be desolate, the promise of the Father, which, saith and let no man dwell therein : and, His he, ye have heard of me.

bishoprick let another take. 5 For John truly baptized with water; 21 Wherefore, of these men which have but ye shall be baptized with the Holy companied with us, all the time that the Ghost not many days hence.

Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 6 When they therefore were come to- 22 Beginning from the baptism of Jain, gether, they asked of him, saying, Lord, unto that same day that he was taken up wilt thou at this time restore again the | from us, must one be ordained to be a kingdom to Israel?

witness with us of his resurrection. 7 And he said unto them, It is not for 23 And they appointed two, Joseph you to know the times or the seasons, called Barsabas, who was surnamed Juswhich the Father hath put in his own tus, and Matthias. power.

24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, 8 But ye shall receive power after that Lord, which knowest the hearts of all the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and men, shew whether of these twe thou ye shall be witnesses unto me, both in Je-hast chosen, rusalem, and in all Judea, and in Sama- 25 That he may take part of this minria, and unto the uttermost part of the istry and apostleship, from which Judas earth.

by transgression fell, that he might go to 9 And when he had spoken these things, his own place. while they beheld, he was taken up; and 26 And they gave forth their lots; and a cloud received him ont of their sight. the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was

10 And while they looked steadfastly to- numbered with the eleven apostles. ward heaven as he went up, behold, two

CHAP. IL men stood by them in white apparel ; The apostles filled with the Holy Ghost, 11 Which also said, Ye men of Gali

speak divers languages. lee, why stand ye gazing up into heav- ND when the day of Pentecost was en ? this same Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in accord in one place. like manner as ye have seen him go into 2 And suddenly there came a sound heaven.

from heaven, as of a rushing mighty 12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem, wind, and it filled all the house where from the mount called Qlivet, which is they were sitting. from Jérusalem a sabbath day's journey. 3 And there appeared anto them clo

13 And when they were come in, they ven tongues like as of fire, and it sat went up into an upper room, where a- upon each of them. bode both Peter, and James, and John, 4 And they were all filled with the and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bar- Holy Ghost,' and began to speak with tholomew, and Matthew, James the son other tongues, as the Spirit gave them of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and Ju- | utterance. das the brother of James.

5 And there were dwelling at Jerus14 These all continued with one ac- lem Jews, devout men, out of every nacord in prayer and supplication, with tion under heaven. the women, and Mary the mother of 6 Now when this was noised abroad, Jesus, and with his brethren.

the multitude came together, and were 15 | And in those days Peter stood up confounded, because that every man in the midst of the disciples, and said heard them speak in his own language. (the number of the names together were 7 And they were all amazed, and marabout an hundred and twenty,)

velled, saying one to another, Behold, 16 Men and brethren, This scripture are not all these which speak, Galileans? must needs have been fulfilled, which the 8 And how hear we every man in our Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake own tongue, wherein we were born? before concerning Judas, which was guide 9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, to them that took Jesus.

and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and 17 For he was numbered with us, and in Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pantus, and had ohtained part of this ministry. Asia,

18 Now this man purchased a field 10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, with the reward of iniquity; and falling and in the parts of Lybia about Cyrene, headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and strangers of Rome, Jews and prosand all his bowe's gushed out.

elytes, 19 And it was known unto all the il Cretes and Arabians, ye do hear dweilers at Jerusalenı ; insomuch as that them speak in our tongues the wonder field is called in their proper tongue, Acel. ful works of God. dama, that is to say, 'The field of blood. 12 And they were all amazed, and

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His sermon. 841 were in doubt, saying one to another, 31 He seeing this before, spake of the What meaneth this?

resurrection of Christ, that his soul was 13 Others mocking, said, These men not left in hell, neither his flesh did see 'are full of new wine.

corruption. 14 | But Peter standing up with the 32 This Jesus hath God raised up, eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto whereof we all are witnesses. them, Ye men of Judea, and all ye that 33 Therefore being by the right hand dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto of God exalted, and having received of you, and hearken to my words :

the Father the promise of the Holy 15 For these are not drunken, as ye Ghost, he hath shad forth this, which ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of

now see and hear. the day.

34 For David is not ascended into the 16 But this is that which was spoken heavens, but he saith himself, The LORD by the prophet Joel,

said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right 17 And it shall come to pass in the last | hand, days, saith God, I will pour out of my 35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.. Spirit upon all flesh : and your sons and 36 Therefore ler all the house of Israyour daughters shall prophesy, and your el know assuredly, that God hath made young men shall see visions, and your that same Jesus whom ye have crucified, ald men shall dream dreams :

both Lord and Christ. 18 And on my servants, and on my 37 | Now when they heard this, they hand maidens I will pour out in those days were pricked in their heart, and said unof my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: to Peter and to the rest of the apostles,

19' And I will shew won-lers in heaven Men and brethren, what shall we do? above, and signs in the earth beneath ; 38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke. and be baptized every one of you in the

20 The sun shall be turned into dark- name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of ness, and the moan into blood, before that sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the great and notable day of the Lord come. Holy Ghost.

21 And it shall come to pass, that 59 For the promise is unto you, and to whosoever shall call on the name of the vour children, and to all that are afar Lord, shall be saved.

off, even as many as the lord our Gol 22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; shall c:all. Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of 40 And with many other words did God among you by miracles and wonders he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourand signs, which God did by him in the selves from this untoward generation. inidst of you, as ye yourselves also know: 41 4 Then they that gladly received

23 Him, being delivered by the deter | his word, were baptized: and the same minate counsel and foreknowledg- of day there were alded unto them aiyout God, ye have taken, and by wicker | dree thousand souls. hands have crucified and slain :

42 And they continued steadfastly in the 24 Whoin God hath raised up, having apostles doctrine and fellowsisip, and in loosed the pains of death : because it was breaking of bread, and in prayers. not possible that he should be holden of it. 43 And fear came upon cvery soul:

25 For David speaketh concerning and many wonders and signs were done him, 1 foresaw the Lord always before by the apostles. my face, for he is on my right hand, that 44 And all that believed were togethI should not be inoved :

er, and had all things common; 26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, 45 And sold their possessions and goods, and my tongue was glad; morcover and parted them to all men, as every also, my flesh shall rest in hope :

man had needl. 27 Because thou wilt not leave my 45 And they, continuing daily with one soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer tinine accord in thc iemple, and breaking bread Poly One to see corruption.

from house to house, did eat their mcat 28 Thon hast made known to me the with gladness and singieness of heart, ways of life; thou shalt make me full of 47 Praising God, and having favour joy with thy countenance.

with all the people. And the Lord adders 29 Men and brethren, let me freely to the church daily such as should be saved. speak unto you of the patriarch David,

CHAP. I!I. that he is bol dead and buried, and his 1 Peter and John restore a lame man, 12 sepulchre is with us wito tha's day,

ascribing the cure to the name of Je30 Therefore being a preghet, and 8?19, 19 and exhorting to repentance,

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gether into temple, at according to the flesh, he would raise up of praver, being the ninth hour. Christio sit on his throne ;

2 Ind a certain man lame from bis

oath to hiin, that of the fruit of his loins. Nor Peter and Jotun went up to

842 A lame man restored. THE ACTS. Peter and John imprisoned. mother's womb was carried, whom they 20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, laid daily at the gate of the temple which which before was preached unto you; is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them 21 Whom the heaven must receive, that entered into the temple.

until the times of restitution of all things 3 Who, seeing Peter and John about which God hath spoken by the mouth to go into the temple, asked an alms. of all his holy prophets, since the word

4 And Peter fastening his eyes upon || began. him with John, said, Look on us.

22 For Moses truly said unto the fi 5 And he gave heed unto them, ex- | thers, A Prophet shall the Lord your God pecting to receive something of them. raise up unto you, of your brethren, like

6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold | unto me; him shall ye hear in all things, have I none; but such as I have give 1 | whatsoever he shall say unto you. thee : in the name of Jesus Christ of || 23 And it shall come to pass, that every Nazareth, rise up and walk.

soul which will not hear that Propbei, 7 And he took him by the right hand, I shall be destroyed from among the people and lified him up: and immediately his 24 Yea, and all the prophets trao feet and ankle bones received strength. Samuel, and those that follow after, as

8 And he leaping up stood, and walk- | many as have spoken, have likeais ed, and entered with them into the tem- | foretold of these days. ple, walking, and leaping, and praising 25 Ye are the children of the prophets, God.

and of the covenant which God made 9 And all the people saw him walking with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, and praising God:

And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of 10 And they knew that it was he |the earth be blessed. which sat for alıns at the Beautiful gate 26 Unto you first, God having raised of the temple : and they were filled with up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, wonder and amazement at that which in turning away every one of you fron had happened unto him.

his iniquities. 11 And as the lame man which was

CHAP. IV. healed held Peter and John, all the people i Peter and John imprisoned. 5 Thai ran together unto them in the porch that 1 defence. 13 They are threatened. is called Solomon's, greatly wopdering. AND as they spake unto the people,

12 | And when Peter saw it, he an in the priests, and the captain of the swered unto the people, Ye men of Is temple, and the Sadducees came upan rael, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by 2 Being grieved that they taught the our own power or holiness we had made people, and preached through Jesus the this man to walk?

resurrection from the dead. 13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, 3 And they laid hands on them, and and of Jacob, the God of our fathers I put them in hold unto the next day : for hath glorified his Son Jesus ; whom ye it was now even-tide. delivered up, and denied him in the pres 4 Howbeit, many of them which heard ence of Pilate, when he was determined the word, believed ; and the number of to let him go.

the inen was about five thousand. 14 But ye denied the Holy One, and 5 And it came to pass an the morrow, the Just, and desired a murderer to be is that their rulers, and elders, and scribes, granted unto you,

6 And Annas the high priest, and Cai15 And killed the Prince of life, whom i aphas, and John, and Alexander, and God hath raised from the dead; whereof as many as were of the kindred of the we are witnesses.

high priest, were gathered together a! 16 And his name, through faith in his Jerusalem. name, hath made this man strong, whom 7 And when they had set them in the ye see and know : yea, the faith which midst, they asked, By what power, orby is by him, hath given him this perfect what nane have ye done this? soundness in the presence of you all. 8 Then Peter, filled with the Hali

17 And now, `brethren, i wot that Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the through ignorance ye did it, as did also people, and elders of Israel, your rulers.

9 If we this day be examined of the 18 But those things which God be good decd done to the impotent man, fore had shewed by the mouth of all his by what means he is made whole; prophets, that Christ should suffer, he 1.10 Be it known unto you all, and to hath so fulfilled.

all the people of Israel, that by the name 19 | Repent ye therefore, and be con of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ve verted, that your sius may be blotted | crucitied, whom God raised from the our, when the times of refreshing shall dead, even by him doth this man stand cune from the presence of the Lord, There before you whole.


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The apostles threatened. CHAP. X. Ananias and Sapphira. 84,

11 This is the stone which was set at 29 And now, Lord, behold their threatnought of you builders, which is become | enings: and grant utico thy servants, that the head of the corner.

with allboldness they may speak thy word, 12 Neither is there salvation in any 30 By stretching forth thine hand to other : for there is none other name un- heal; and that signs and wonders may der heaven given among men, whereby be done by the name of thy holy child we must be saved.

Jesus. 13 ? Now when they saw the boldness 31 | And when they had prayed, the of Peter and John, and perceived that they place was shaken where they were unlearned and ignorant men, they bled together; and they were all filled marvelled ; and they took knowledge of with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the them, that they had been with Jesus. word of God with boldness.

14 And beholding the man which was 32 And the multitude of them that behealed standing with them, they could lieved were of one heart, and of one soul; şay nothing against it.

neither said any of them that aught of the 15 But when they had commanded things which he possessed was his own; them to go aside out of the council, they but they had all things common. conferred among themselves,

33 And with great power gave the 16 Saying. What shall we do to these apostles witness of the resurrection of the men? for that indeed a notable miracle | Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon hath been done by them is manifest to them all. all them that dwell in Jerusalem, and 34 Neither was there any among them ve cannot deny it.

that lacked : for as many as were posses17 But that it spread no further among sors of lands or houses sold them, and the people, let us straitly threaten them, brought the prices of the things that that they speak henceforth to no man in were sold, this name.

35 And laid them down at the apostles 18 And they called them, and com- feet: and distribution was made unto mandled them not to speak at all, nor every man according as he had need. teach in the name of Jesus.

36 And Joses, who by the apostles was 19 But Peter and John answered and surnamed Burnabas, (which is, being insaid unto them, Whether it be right in terpreted, The son of consolation,) a Lethe sight of God to hearken unto you vite, and of the country of Cyprus, more than unto God, judge ye.

37 Having land, sold it, and brought the 20 For we cannot but speak the things money, and laid it at the apostles feet. which we have seen and heard.

CHAP. V. 21 So when they had further threaten- 1 The

death of Ananias and Sapphira. ed them, they let them go, finding noth- 17 The apostles imprisoned again, and ing how they might punish them, because delivered.

UT a certain , for that which was done.

22 For the man was above forty years session, old on whom this miracle of healing 2 And kept back part of the price, (his was shewed.

wife also being privy te il) and brought a 23 | And beinglet go, they went to their certain part, and laid it at the apostles feet. own company, and reported all that the 3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath chief priestsand elders had said untothem. Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy

24 And when they heard that, they Ghost, and to keep back part of the lifted up their voice to God with one price of the land ? accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, 4 While it remained, was it not thine which hast made heaven, and earth, and own? and after it was sold, was it not in the sea, and all that in them is ;

thine own power? why hast thou con25 Who, by the mouth of thy servant ceived this thing in thine heart? thou David hast said, Why did the heathen hast not lied unto men, but unto God. rage, and the people imagine vain things? 5 And Ananias hearing these words,

26 The kings of the earth stood up, fell down, and gave up the ghost. And and the rulers were gathered together great fear came on all them that heard against the Lord, and against his Christ.

these thins. 27 For of a truth against thy holy child 6 And the young men arose, wound him Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both up, and carried him out, and buried him. Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gen- 7 And it was about the space of three tiles, and the people of Israel, were gath- hours after, when his wife, not knowing ered together,

what was done, came in. 28 For to do whatsoever thy hand 8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell and thy counsel determined before to me whether ye sold the land for so much be done.

And she said, Yea, for so inuch.

dre he people: for all men glorified God B With Sapphira his wife, sad a pos

844 The ajrostles imprisoned. THE ACTS.

Gamalici's counsel. 9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it * 26 Then went the captain with the thai ye have agreed together to tempt officers, and brought them without yie the Spirit of the Lord ? behold the feet lence : for they feared the people, lest of them which have buried thy husband they should have been stoned. art at the door, and shall carry thee out. 27 And when they had brought them,

10 Then fell she down straightway at they set them before the council : and the his feet, and yielded up the ghost. And high priest asked them, the young men came in, and found her 28 Saying, Did not we straitly comdead, and carrying her forth, buried her mand you, that ye should not teach in by her husband.

this name? and behold, ye have filled 11 And great fear came upon all the Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend church, and upon as many as heard these to bring this man's blood upon us. things.

29 Then Peter and the other apostles 12 | And by the hands of the apostles answered and said, We ought to obey were many signs and wonders wrought God rather than men. among the people ; (and they were all 30 The God of our fathers raised op with one accordin Solomon's porch. Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on atres

13 And of the rest durst no man join 31 Him hath God exalted with his himself to them : but the people magni- right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, fied them.

for to give repentance to Israel, and for: 14 And believers were the more added giveness of sins. to the Lord, multitudes both of men and 32. And we are his witnesses of these women.)

things ; and so is also the Holy Ghost, 15 Insomuch that they brought forth whom God hath given to them that obey the sick into the streets, and laid them || him. a beds and couches, that at the least the 33 9 When they heard that, they were shadow of Peter passing by might over- cut to the hears, and took counsel to slay shadow some of them.

them. 16 There came also a multitude out of 34 Then stond there up one in the the cities round about unto Jerusalem, council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a bringing sick folks, and them which were doctor of the law, had in reputation avexed with unclean spirits : and they mong all the people, and cominanded to were healed every one.

put the apostles forth a little space ; 17 1 Then the high priest rose up, 35 And said unto them, Ye men of and all they that were with him; (which Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye is the sect of the Sadducees) and were intend to do as touching these men : filled with indignation,

36 For before these days rose up Theu18 And laid their hands on the apostles, das, boasting himself to be somebody ; to and put them in the common prison. whom a number of men, about four hun

19 But the angel of the Lord by night dred, joined themselves: who were slain ;' opened the prison-doors, and brought and all, as many as obeyed him, were them forth, and said,

scattered, and brought to nought. 20 Go, stand and speak in the temple 37 After this man rose up Judas of to the people all the words of this life. Galilee, in the days of the taxing, and

21 And when they heard that, they | drew away much people after him : he entered into the temple early in the morn- also perished ; and all, even as many as ing, and taught. But the high priest obeyed him, were dispersed. came, and they that were with him, and 38 And now I say unto you, Refrain called the council together, and all the from these men, and let them alone : far senate of the children of Israel, and sent if this counsel or this work be of men, it to the prison to have them brought. will come to nought :

22 But when the officers canie, and 39 But if it be of God, ye cannot overfound them not in the prison, they re- throw it ; lest laply ye be found even to turned, and told,

fight against God. 23 Saving, The prison truly found we 40 And to him they agreed ; and when shut with all safety, and the keepers stand- they had called the apostles, and beaten ing without before the doors : but when them, they commanded that they should we had opened, we found no aan within. not speak in the name of Jesus, and let

24 Now when the high priest, and the them go. captain of the temple, and the chief priests 41 | And they departed from the presheard these things, they doubted of them ence of the council, rejoicing that they whereunto this would grow.

were counted worthy to suffer shame for 25 Then came one and told them, say- | his name. ing, Behold, the men whom ye put in 42 And daily in the temple, and in er. prison are standing in the temple, and l ery house, they ceased not to teach and icaching the people.

preach Jesus Christ.

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