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The eunuch and Prilip. THE ACTS.
Saul is converted laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy they came unto a certain water: and the Ghost was given, he offered them money, eunuch said, See, here is water; what
19 Saying, Give me also this power, that doth hinder me to be baptized ? on whomsoever I lay hands, he may re- 37 And Philip said, if thou believest ceive the Holy Ghost.
with all thy heart, thou mayest. And he 20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money answered and said, I believe that Jesus perish with thee, because thou bast Christ is the Son of God. thought that the gift of God may be pur-i 38 And he commanded the chariot to chased with money.
stand still : and they went down both 21 Thou hast neither part not lot in this into the water, both Philip and the matter : for thy heart is not right in the eunuch; and he baptized him. sight of God.
| 39 And when they were come up out 2 Repent therefore of this thy wicked-of the water, the Spirit of the Lord ness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw of thy heart inay be forgiven thee. him no more : and he went on his way
23 For 1 perceive that thou art in the gall/rejoicing. of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity. 40 But Philip was found at Azotus :
21 Then answered Simon, and said, Pray and passing through, he preached in all ye to the Lord for me, that none of these the cities, till he cane to Cesarea. things which ye have spoken come upon
CHAP. IX. me.
Saul goeti to Damascus, &c. 25. And they, when they had testified AND Saul, yet breathing out threatand preached the word of the Lord, re- H enings and slaughter against the disturned to Jerusalem, and preached the gos-ciples of the Lord, went unto the high pel in many villages of the Samaritans. Ipriest,
26 And the angel of the Lord spakel 2 And desired of him letters to Da. unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward inascus to the synagogues, that if he the south, unto the way that goeth down found any of this way, whether they from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is were men or women, he miglit bring desert.
them bound unto Jerusilem. 27 And he arose, and went: and behold, 3 And as he journeyed, he came near a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great Damascus: and suddenly there shiped authority under Candace queen of the round about hin a light from heaven : Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her 4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for voice saying into him, Saul, Saul, why to worship,
persecutest thou me? 28 Was returning; and sitting in is 5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord ? chariot, read Esaias the prophet.
And the Lord said, I am Jesus wlloin 29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Gothou persecutest. It is hard for thee to near and join thyself to this chariot. kick against the pricks.
30 And Philip ran thither to him, and 6 And he trembling, and astonished, heard him read the propliet Esaias, and said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to said, Understandest thou what thouldo. And the Lord said unto him, Arise, readest?
land go into the city, and it shall be told 31 And he said, How can I, except thee what thou must do. somne man should guide me? And he de- 7 And the men which journeved with sired Philip that he would come up, and him stood speechless, hearing a voice, sit with him.
but seeing no man. 32 The place of the scripture which he 8 Andi Saud arose from the earth; and read was this, Ile was led as a sheep to when his eyes were opened, he saw no the slaughter; and like a lamh dumb be-man: but they led him by the land, and fore his shearer, so opened he not his brought him into Damascus. mouth:
| 9 And he was three days without sight, 33 In his humiliation his judgment was and neither did eat nor drink. taken away: and wlio shall declare his 10 I And there was a certain disciple generation for his life is taken from the at Damascus, named Ananias ; and to earth.
him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. 34 And the eunuch answered Philip, And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh 11 And the Lord said unto lunt, Arise, the prophet this? of himself, or of some and go into the street which is called other man?
Straight, and inquire in the house of ludas 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and for one called Saul of Tarsus; for behold, began at the same scripture, and preach he prayeth, ed unto him Jesus.
| 12 And hath seen in a vision a man na. 36 And as they went on their way, med Ananias, coming in, and putting his
17 And Ananint my name's sake. Augs passed through came to pass, as
went his way, and en down also to the sain, quarters, he came
Ae es baptized and preachcth. CHAP. X.
Tabitha raised to life hand on him, that he might receive his 29 And he spake boldly in the name of sight.
the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the 13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I Grecians : but they went about to slay have heard by many of this man, how him. much evil he hath done to thy saints at 30 Which when the brethren knew, Jerusalem:
they brought him down to Cesarea, and 14 And here he hath authority from the sent him forth to Tarsus. chief priests, to bind all that call on thy! 31 Then had the churches rest throughname.
out all Judea, and Galilee, and Samaria, 15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy and were edified : and walking in the way : for he is a chosen vessel unto me, fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of to bear my name before the Gentiles, the Iloly Ghost, were multiplied. and kings, and the children of Israel. 1 32 And it came to pass, as Peter
16 For I will shew him how great things passed throughout all quarters, he came he must suffer for my name's sake. down also to the saints which dwelt at
17 And Ananias went his way, and en- Lydda. tered into the house: and putting his 33 And there he found a certain man hands on him, said, Brother Saul, the named Eneas, which had kept his bed Lord (even Jesus that appeared unto eight years, and was sick of the palsy. thee in the way as thou camest) hath| 34 And Peter said unto hini, Eneas, sent me, that thou mightest receive thy Jesus Christ maketh thee whole : arise, sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. and make thy bed. And he arose imme
18 And immediately there fell from his diately. eyes as it had been scales: and he re- 35 And all that dwelt in Lydda and ceived sight forthwith, and arose, and Sarcn saw him, and turned to the Lord. was baptized.
36 1 Now there was at Joppa a certain 19 And when he had received meat, he disciple named Tabitha, which by interwas strengthened. Then was Saul cer-pretation is called Dorcas ; this woman tain days with the disciples which were was full of good works and alms-deeds at Damascus.
which she did. 20 And straightway he preached Christ 37 And it came to pass in those days, in the synagogues, that he is the Son of that she was sick, and died : wlioni God.
when they had washed, they laid her in 21 But all that heard him were amazed, an upper chamber. and said, Is not this he that destroyed 38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh them which called on this name in Jeru-to Joppa, and the disciples had heard salem, and came hither for that intent, that Peter was there, they sent unto him that he might bring them bound unto the two men, desiring him that he would not chief priests?
delay to come to them, 22 But Saul increased the more in 39 Then Peter arose, and went with strength, and confounded the Jews them. When he was come, they brought which dwelt at Damascus, proving that him into the upper chamber : and all the this is very Christ.
widows stood by him weeping, and 23 1 And after that many days were shewing the coats and garments which fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill Dorcas made, while she was with them. him.
| 40 But Peter put them all forth, and 24 But their laying wait was known of kneeled down, and prayed; and turning Saul. And they watched the gates day him to the borly, said, Tabitha, arise. and night to kill him.
And she opened her eyes: and when she 25 Then the disciples took him by saw Peter, she sat up. night, and let him duwn by the wall in - 41 And he gave her his hand, and a basket.
lifted her up; and when he had called the 26 | And wher. Saul was come to Je-saints and widows he presented her rusalem, he assayed to join himself to alive. the disciples : but they were all afraid of 42 And it was known throughout all him, and believed not that he was a dis- Joppa : and many believed in the Lord. ciple.
| 43 And it came to pass, that he tarrjed 27 But Barnabas took him, and brought many days in Joppa with one Simon a him to the apostles, and declared unto tanner. them how he had seen the Lord in the
CHAP. X. way, and that he had spoken to him, Cornelius senleth for Peter, &c and how he had preached boldly at Da- THERE was a certain man in Cesamascus in the name uf Jesus.
T rea, called Cornelius, a centurion of 28 And he was with them coming in the band called the Italian band, and going out at Jerusalem.
I 2 A devout man, and one that feared
God with all his housend prayed to God woman and they said, Combat feareth God,
Peter goeth to Cornelius.
He preacheth to him God with all his house, which gave much and said, Behold, I am he whom ve seek: alms to the people, and prayed to God what is the cause wherefore ye are come? always.
3 He saw in a vision evidently, about rion, a just man, and one that feareth God, the ninth hour of the day, an angel of and of good report among all the nation God comping in to him, and saying unto of the Jews, was warned from God by a him, Cornelius.
holy angel to send for thee into his house, 4 And when he looked on him, he wasland to hear words of thee. A afraid, and said, What is it, Lord ? And 23 Then called he them in, and lodged he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine them. And on the morrow Peter went alins are come up for a memorial before away with them, and certain brethren God.
froin Joppa accompanied him. 5 And now send men to Joppa, and 24 And the morrow after they entered call for one Simon, whose surname is into Cesarea. And Cornelius waited for Peter:
them, and had called together his kins 6 He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, men and near friends. whose house is by the sea-side: he shall 25 || And as l'eter was coming in, Cortell thee what thou oughtest to do. nelius met him, and fell down at his feet,
7 And when the angel which spake un- and worshipped him. to Cornelius was departed, he called two 26 But Peter took hiin up, saying, Stand of his household servants, and a devout up: I myself also am a man. soldier of them that waited on him con- 27 And as he talked with him, he went tinually;
lin, and found many that were come 8 And when he had declared all these together. things unto them, he sent them to Joppa. 28 And he said unto them, Ye know how
9 Ti On the morrow, as they went on that it is an unlawful thing for a man that their journey, and drew nigh unto the is a Jew to keep company, of come unto city, Peter went up upon the house-top, one of another nation ; but God hath shewto pray, about the sixth hour :
ed me that I should not call any man 10 And he became very hungry, and common or unclean. would have eaten: but while they made 29 Therefore came l unto you without ready, he fell into a trance,
gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for : I Il And saw heaven opened, and a cer- ask therefore for wliat intent ye have sent tain vessel descending unto him, as it had for me been a great sheet knit at the four cor- 30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago I ners, and let down to the earth:
was fasting until this hour; and at the 12 Wherein were all manner of four- ninth hour I prayed in my house, and befooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, hold, a man stood before me in bright and creeping things, and fowls of the air. clothing,
13 And there caine a voice to him, Rise, 31 And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is Peter; kill, and eat.
heard, and thine alms are had in remem14 But l'eter said, Not so, Lord; for I brance in the sight of God. have never eaien any thing that is com- 32 Send therefore to Joppa, and call mon or unclean.
hither Simon, whose surname is Peter; 15 And the voice spake unto him again he is lodged in the house of onc Simon à the second time, What God hath clean-tanner, by the sea-side: who, when he sed, that call not thou common.
cometh, shall speak unto thee. 16 This was done thrice : and the ves- 33 Immediately therefore I sent to thee, sel was received up again into heaven. and thou hast well done that thou art 17 Now, while Peter doubted in himself come. Now therefore are we all here
sion which he had seen should present before God, to hear all things that mean, behold, the men which were sent are commanded thee of God. from Cornelius had made inquiry for Si- 34 1 Then Peter opened his mouth, mon's house, and stood before the gate, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God
18 And called, and asked whether is no respecter of persons: Simon, which was surnamed Peter, 35 But in every nation, he that feareth were lodged there.
him and worketh righteousness, is ac19 1 While Peter thought on the vision, cepted with him. the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three 36 The word which God sent unto the men seek thee.
children of Israel, preaching peace by 20 Arise therefore, and get thee down, Jesus Chrzt: (he is Lord of all :) and go with them, doubting nothing: for 37 That word, I say, ye know, which I have sent them.
Iwas published throughout all Judea, and 21 Then Peter went down to the men began from Galilee, alter the baptisan which were sent unto him from Cornelius; which John preached;
which lie did, hothcalem; whom they brea men already.come
The Holy Ghost given.
Peter's defence, 38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth common or unclean hath at any timo with the Holy Ghost and with power: entered into my mouth. who went about doing good, and healing! 9 But the voice answered me again all that were oppressed of the devil; for from heaven, What God hath cleansed, God was with him.
that call not thou common. 39 And we are witnesses of all things 10 And this was done three times : and which he did, both in the land of the all were drawn up again into heaven. Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they 11 And behold, immediately there were slew and hanged on a tree:
three men already come unto the house 40 Hiin God raised up the third day, where I was, sent from Cesarea unto me. and shewed him openly;
| 12 And the Spirit bade me go with themi, 41 Not to all the people, but unto wit- nothing doubting. Moreover, these six nesses chosen before of God, even to us, brethren accompanied me, and we enwho did eat and drink with him after he tered into the man's house: 10g froin the dead.
| 13 And he shewed us how he had seen 42 And he commanded us to preach an angel in his house, which stood and into the people, and to testify that it is said unto him, Send 'men to Joppa, and he which was ordained of God to be the call for Simon, whose surname is Peter; Judge of quick and dead.
| 14 Who shall tell thee words, whereby 43 Tohirn give all the prophets witness, thou and all thy house shall be saved. that through his naine whosoever believ- 15 And as I began to speak, the Holy eth in him shall receive remission of sins. Ghost fell on them, as on us at the be41 [ While Peter yet spake these words, ginning. the Holy Ghost fell on all them which 16 Then remembered I the word of the Deard the word.
Lord, how that he said, John indeed bap 45 And they of the circumcision which tized with water; but ye shall be bap believed, were astonished, as many as tized with the Holy Ghost. came with Peter, because that on the Gen- 17 Forasınuch then as God gave them iles also was poured out the gift of the the like gift as he did unto us, who beHoly Ghost.
lieved on the Lord Jesus Christ, what 46 For they heard them speak with was I, that I could withstand God? kongues, and magnify God. Then an- 18 When they heard these things, they swered Peter,
held their peace, and glorified God, say47 Can any man forbid water, that these ing, Then hath God also to the Gentiles should not be baptized, which have re- granted repentance unto life. ceived the Holy Ghost as well as we? 19 Now they which were scattered
48 And he commanded them to be bap-abroad upon the persecution that arose tized in the name of the Lord. Then about Stephen, travelled as far as Pheprayed they him to larry certain days nice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preachCHAP. XI..
ing the word to none but unto the Jews Peter maketh his defence, &c. only. ND the apostles and brethren that 20 And some of them were men of
were in Judea, heard that the Gen-Cyprus and Cyrene, which when they tiles had also received the word of God. were come to Antioch, spake unto the
2 And when Peter was come up to Je-Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus. rusalem, they that were of the circumn- 21 And the land of the Lord was with cision contended with hiin,
them: and a great number believed, and 3 Saying, Thou wentest in to men un- turned unto the Lord. circumcised, and didst eat with them. 22 | Then tidings of these things camo
4 But Peter rehearsed the matter from unto the ears of the church which was the beginning, and expounded it by order in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnaunto them, saying,
bas, that he should go as far as Intioch. 5 I was in the city of Joppa praying: 23 Who, when he came, and had seen and in a trance I saw a vision, I certain the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted vessel descending as it had been a great them all, that with purpose of heart they sheet, let down from heaven by four cor-would cleave unto the Lord. ners and it carne even to me:
24 For he was a good man, and full of 6 Upon the which when I land fastened the Holy Ghost, and of faith': and much mine eyes, I considered, and saw four- people was added unto the Lord. footed beasts of the earth, and wild 25 Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of for to seek Saul: the air.
| 26 And when he had found him, he 7 And I heard a voice saying unto me, brought him unto Antioch. And it Arise, Peter; slay, and eal.
came to pass, that a whole year they as8 But I said, Not so, Lord : for nothing sembled themselves with the church, and
Peler is imprisoned.
TIE ACTS. Herod's miserable death laught much people. And the disciples 12 And when he had considered the were called Christianis first in Antioch. thing, he came to the house of Mary the
27 And in these days came prophets from mother of John, whose surname was Jerusalem uinto Antioch.
Mark; where many were gatherered 28 And there stood up one of them wgether, praying.
med Agnes, and signified by the 13 And as Peter knocked at the door of Spirit, that there should be great death the gate, a daniel came to hearken, naitiroughout all the world : which caine to mea khoda. piss in the days of Claudius Cesar. 14 And when she knew Peter's voice, 29 Then the disciples, every mari accord- she opened not the gate for gladness, lut ing to his ability, determined to send ran in, and told how Peter stood before relief unto the brethren which dwelt in the gate. Judea.
is And they said unto her, Thou art 30 Which also they did, and sent it to the mad. But she constantly affirmed that elders by the hands or Barnabas and Saul. it was even so Then said they, It is his CHAP. XII.
angel. Hernd persecuteth the Christians. | 10 But Peter continued knocking. And NOW about that time, Herod the king, when they had opened the door, and saw
stretched forth his hands to vex cer- him, they were astonished. tus of the church.
I 17 But le beckoning into them with 2 And he killed Jaines the brother of the hand to hold their peace, declared unJohn with the sword.
to them how the Lord had brought him 3 And because he saw it pleased the out of the prison. And he said, Go shew Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter these things unto James, and to the also. Tien were the days of unleavened brethren. And he departed, and went bread.
into another place. 4 And when he had apprehended him, 18 Now as soon as it was day, there was he put him in prison, and delivered him no snall stir among the soldiers, what to four quaternions of soldiers to keep was become of Peter. hiin ; intending after Easter to bring him 13 And when llerod had sought for him, forth to the people.
land found him not, he exainined the 5 Peter therefore was kept in prison : but keepers, and cominanded thåt they shoula prayer was made without ceasing of the be put to death. And he went down Church unto God for him.
froni Judea to Cesarea, and there abode." 6 And when Herod would have brought 20 And Herod was highly displeased hiin forth, the saine night Peter was sleep-with their of Tyre and Sidon. But they ing between two soldiers, bound with two caine with one accord to him, and having chains; and the keepers before the door made Blastus the king's chamberlain their kept the prison.
friend, desired peace, because their coun7 And behold, the angel of the Lord try was nourished by the king's country came upon him, and a light shined in the 21 And upon a set day, Herod arrayed prison; and he sinote Peter on the side, in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and and raised him up, saying, Arise up quick- made an oration unto them. y. And his chains fell off from his hands. 22 And the people gave a shout, saying,
8 And the angel said unto him, Gird It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. thyselt, and bind on tliy sandals : and so 23 And immediately the angel of the he did. And he saith into him, Cast thy Lord smote him, because he gave not garment about thee, and follow me. God the glory : and he was eaten of
9 And he went out, and followed him, worms, and gave up the glost. and wist not that it was true which was 24 1 But the word of God grew and done by the angel ; but thought he saw multiplied. a vision.
| 25 And Barnabas and Saul returned 10 When they were past the first and from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled the second ward, they came unto the their niinistry, and took with them John, iron gate that leadeth unto the city ; whose surname was Mark. which opened to them of his own accord :
CHAP. XIII. and they went out, and passed on through Paul and Barnabas sent to the Gentiles. one street ; and forthwith the angel de- N OW there were in the church that parted froin him.
was at Antioch certain prophets and 11 And when Peter was come to limself, teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that he said, Now I know of a surety, that the was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, Lord hath sent his angel, and hath de- and Manaen, which had been brought up livered me out of the hand of Herod, and with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. from all the expectation of the people of 2 As they ministered to the Lord, and the Jews,
|fasted, the Holy Ghost sajd, Separate mo