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The apostles imprisoned.

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8 And Peter answered unto her

| Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much 3 And she said, Yea, for so much. 9.Then Peter said unto her, How is it that #. 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, straight

way at his feet, and yielded up the ghost. And the young, men came in, and found her dead, and o her forth, buried her by her husband.

11 And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things. 12 is And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among th ple; (and they were with one accord in Solomon's §o | 13, And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them. 14 And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women;) 15. Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, an laid them on 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 o, Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and * them which were vexed with un: clean spirits; and they were healed evoy.9†† - 17's Then the high priest rose * up, and all they that were with him, * Which is the sect of the Saddu: coes,) and were filled with indig

ation, in 18 And laid their hands on the - apostles, and put them in the com

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* 21 And when they heard that, * they entered into the temple early 3 in the morning, and taught. But * the high priest came, and they that * Wor..."with him, and called the 3 councii together, and all the senate 3 of the children ofisrael, and sent to o the prison to have them brought.

o § But when the officers came, 3% and found them not in the prison,


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Gamaliel's advice. 23 Saying, The prison truly f we shut § - o #. keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had §. we found no man

within. 24 Now, when the high priest and the captain of the §§ and the chiefo: heard these things, they doubted of them whereunto this would grow. 25Then game one and told them, saying, Behold, the men, whom ye put in prison are standing in #. *}; and teaching the people. Then went the captain with the, officers, and brought them without violence: for they fo the people, lest they should have been stoned. 27 And when they had brought them,...,they set them before the council : and the high priest asked

em 38"Saying, Did not we straitly command you, that ye should not teach in this name 3 and behold,

ye have filled Jerusalem with your octrine intend to bring this man's blood

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29 is 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. 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. 33 is When they heard that, they were cut to 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; 35 And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take, heed, to yourselyes what ye intend to do as touching ese men : 36. For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to nought; rthis man rose up Judas of Galilee, in the days of the taxing, and drew away much people

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Seven deacons chosen.

all, even as many as obeyed him,
were dispersed.
38 And, now...I say unto You;
Refrain from, these, men, and let
them alone: for if this counsel or
this work be of men, it will come
to nought:.. -
39 But if it be of God, ye cannot
overthrow it; lest haply, ye
found even to fight against God.
40 And to him they agreed: and
wo they had called the apostles
and beaten them, they commanded
that they should not speak in the
name of Jesus, and let them go.
41 T And they departed from the
presence of the council, rejoicing
that they were counted worthy to
suffer shame for his name.
42 And daily in the o; and
in every house, they ceased not to
teach and preach Jesus Christ.
Chap. VI.
§§ accused of Blasphemy;
A D in those days, when the
number of the disciples was
multiplied, there arose a
ing of the Grecians, against, the
Hebrews, because, their, widows
were neglected in the daily minis-
2.Then the twelve called the
multitude of the disciples unto
them, and said, . It is not reason
that we should leave the word of
God, and serve tables.
3"Wherefore, brethren, look ye
out among you ... seven men of
honest report, full of the Holy
Ghost and wisdom, whom we may
appoint over this business.
4 But we will give ourselves con-
tinually, to prayer, and to the mi-
no of the word..
5 is And the saying, pleased the
whole multitude : , and they chose
Stephen, a man full of faith and of
the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and
Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Ti-
mon, and Parmen, and’Nicolas a
vo; of Antioch,
6 Whom they set before the
o: and when they had pray-

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they laid their hands on them. And the word of God increased; and the number of the

disciples multiplied in Jerusalem

greatly; and a great company of

the priests were obedient to the faith.

power, did great wonders and mi-
ragles among the people.
hen there, arose certain of
the synagogue, which is called the
§o of the Libertines, and
ń. and Alexandrians, and
5fthem of Cilicia, oniof Asia, dis-
puting *::: Stephen.


l 8'And Stephen, full of faith and!”

Stephen falsely accused.

10. And they were, not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake. 11 Then they suborned men which said, .We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God. 12 And they stirred up the ple, and the elders, and the scri ind came upon him, and caught him, and brought him to the council. iš And, set, up false witnesses. which said, This man ceaseth not to speakblasphemous words against this holy place, and the law: 14 Forwe have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered


.15. And all that sat in the coungil, looking steadfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.

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3 And said unto him. Get thee out of thy country, and from th: kindred, and come into the land which is shall show. thee.

4 Then came he out of the land of the Chaldeans, and dwelt in Charran. And from thence, when his father, was dead, he removed him into this land wherein ye now

well. 5...And he, gave him none in ho § o no, o much as se oQt on : yet he promise that he would give it to #. 9ssession, and to his seed aft: im, when as yet he had no child 6 And God spake on this wis. That his seed should sojournini strange land; and that they shoul bring them into, bondage, en treat them,evil four hundred years 7, And the nation to whom the shall be in bondage wiii"I judge said God: and after that shall the come forth, and serve me in this

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Stephen, in his defence,

.10 And delivered him out of all afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom. in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt, and all his house. 11 Now there came a dearth 9yer all the, land of Egypt and Chanaan, and great affliction; and our fathers found no sustenance. 12 But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first. , 13 And at the second time Joseph was made known to his brethren: and Joseph's kindred was made known unto Pharaoh. .14.Then sent Joseph, and called

his father Jacob to him, and all his L.

ed, threescore and souls. 15 So Jacob, went down into Egypt, and died, he, and our fa

erS, 16 And were carried over, into Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor, jather of §. 17 But when the time of the H. mise drew nigh, which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt, , . 18 Till another king arose, which knew not Joseph. - 19. The same dealt subtilely with Qur kindred, and evil-entreated our fathers, so that they cast out their young children, to the end they might not live. .. In which time, Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father's house three months: 21 And when, he was cast out, Pharaoh's daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own

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25 For he supposed his brethren have understood how that God H. his hand would deliver

: but they understood not. 26 And the next day, he shewed himself unto them as they strove, and would have set them at one aim, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren;

CHAP. Wii.

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expired, there appeared to him in thé wilderness of mount Sina, an

fire in a bush. 31 When Moses saw it, he wonered at the sight; and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the Qrd game unto him, 32 Saying, I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold. 33 Then said the Lord to him. Put off thy shoes from thy feet: for the place where thou standest is holy Fo: 34 I have seen, I have seen the affliction of "Y o which is in Egypt, and ave heard their roaming; and am come down to eliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt. 35. This Moses, whom, they refused, saying, 9 made thee...a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer, by the hand, of the angel which o: to him in the bush. 36 He brought them out, after that he had shewed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the wilderness forty years. . - This is, that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel. A Prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear. 38 This is he,...that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give untous: 39 To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them. and in o * turned back again into Egypt, 40 Saying unto Aaron, Make us ods to go before us: for as for É. Moses, which brought us out of the and of owe wono what is become of him. ... And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto th;

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Saul persecuteth the Church. ND Saul was consenting unto th his death. And at that time ere was a great, persecuto against the church which was a Jerusalem; and they were also tered abroad throughout the re. ño. of Judea and Samaria, exto: le o: - - 2 And devout men carried Se hen to his burial, and made so amentation over him. 3. As for Saul, he made havo of the church, entering into ever, house, and haling men and wo men, commu to prison. Å"Therefore they that were so tered, abroad went every w preaching the word. .5 Then Philip went down too city. of Samaria, preached Christ unto them.

cord, gave, heed unto those thing; which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did 7 For uncleanspirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed, ocità and inany taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed. 8 And there was great joyinth:


#but there was a certain man. called Simon, which beforetimer the same city used sorcery, andle. witched the people of Šamans. giving out that himself was some great one:

10 To whom they all gave heed from the least to greatest, say. ing, This man is the great powerci

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ing the kingdom of God name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized both men wo- ! me

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dered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.


Of Simon the sorcerer.
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Philip and the eunuch cept some man should guide me?

were at Jerusalem heard that Sa;. And he desired Philip that he would maria had received the word of come up, and sit with him.

‘. they sent unto them Peter and
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15 Who, when they were come
down, prayed for them that they
might receive the Holy Ghost:
16 (For as yet he was fallen upon
none of them: only they were bap:
tized in the name of the rd
Jesus. - -
17 Then laid they their hands on
them, and they received the Holy

OSt. 18 And when Simon saw that through, laying on, of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, 19 Saying, Give me also this }. that on whomsoever I lay ands, he may receive the Holy Ghost. - 20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought, that the gift of God may be purchased with mo

łi Thou hast neither, part nor
hot in this matter: for thy heart is
not right in the sight of God...
#: Ropent therefore of this thy
wickedness, and pray God, if per-
the thought of thy heart may
beforgiven thee;
23 For IP. that thou artin
the of bitterness, and in the
bond of iniquity. -
24 Then answered. Simon, and
said, Pray ye to the Lord for me,
that none of these things which ye
have spoken come upon me.
25 And they, when they had tes-
tified and preached the word of the
Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and
reached the gospel in many vil-
i. cs of the Samaritans.
And the angel of the Lord
spake unto Philip, saying, Arise,
and go toward the south, unto th
way that goeth down from Jerusa-
len unto Gaza, which is desert.
27And he arose, and went: and
behold, a man of Ethiopia, an
eunuch of great_authority under
Candace queen of
who had the charge of all her trea-
gure, and had come to Jerusalem
for to worship, . ---- -
28, Was returning; and ...; in
his chariot, read Esaias the prophet
29. Then the Spirit said unto Phi-


o Go near and join thyself to
chariot. - - -
36 And Philip ran thither to him,
and heard him read the prophet
Esaias, and said, . Understandest
thou what thou readest?

31 And he said, How can I, ex

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32 The place of the scripture
which he read was this, He was
led, as a sheep, to the slaughter;
and like a lamb dumb before his
shearer, so opened he not his
mouth : , . - - -
33 In his humiliation his judg-
ment was taken away: and, who
shall, declare his generation? for
his life is taken from the earth.
34 And the eunuch answered Phi-
ip, and said, I pray thee, of whom
speaketh the prophet 3 of him-
self, or of some other man 3
35 Then Philip opened his mouth,
and began at the same scripture,
and preached unto him Jesus... .
nd as they went on their
way, they came unto a certain wa-
ter; and the eunuch said, See, here
is water; what doth hinder me to
be baptized 3... -
. 37 And Fo said, If thou be-
lievest with all thy heart, thou may:
est. And he answered and said, I
§ that Jesus Christ is the Son
of God.
.38 And he commanded the cha-
riot to stand still:, and they went
down both into the water, both
Philip and the eunuch; and he bap-
tized him.
39 And when they were come up
out of the water, the Spirit, of the
Lord caught away Philip, that the
eunuch saw him no more: and he
went on his way rejoicing;
40. But Philip was found at Azo-
tus: and passing through, he
preached in all the cities, till he
caine to Cesarea.
Saul's miraculous Conversion.
NI) Saul, yet breathing out
threatenings, and, slaughter
against the disciples of the Lord,
went unto the high priest,
And desired of him letters to
Damascus to the synagogues, that
if he found any of this way, whether
they were men or women, he might
bring them bound unto Jerusa-

3 And as he journeyed, he came
near I)amascus; and suddenly there
shined round about him a light from
4 And he fell to the earth, and
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5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord?" And the flord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. ..It is hard for thee to kick against the

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