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Christ giveth Peter a charge, and CIAT. XXI. rebuketh his curiosity louching John

JI Simon Peter went up, and drew the net 10, whither thou wouldest: but when thou shall be land full of great fishes, a hundred and finy and old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and anothree: and for all there were so inany, yci was ther shall gird thce, and carry thee whither thou not the net broken.

wouldest not. 12 Jestis sajth unto them, Come and dinc. And 19 This spake he, signifying by what death he none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art slould glorify God. And when he had spoken thou ? knowing that it was the Lord.

this, he saith unto him, Follow me. 13 Jesus then cometh, and takсth bread, and 20 Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple giveth them, and fish likewise.

wlon Jesus loved, following; (which also leaned 14 This is now the third time that Jesus shew- on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which ed himself to his disciples, after that he was is he that betrayeth thee?) risen from thic dead.

21 Peter seeing him, saith to Jesus, Lord, and 15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to what shall this man do? Simon Peter, Simon son of Joras, lovest thou 22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry me inore than these? Ile saith unio him, Yca, till I coue, what is that to thee? Follow thou Lord: thou knowest that I love thee. Ile saith me. unto him, Feed my lambs.

23 Then went this saying abroad among the 16 He saith to him again the sccond time, Si- brethren, that that disciple should not die : yes mon son of Jonas, lovest thou ine? le saith Jesus said not unto him, Ile shall not die ; bul, unto hiin, Yea, Lord: thou know'est that I love it I will that hc tarry till I come, what is thai live. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

to thee ? 17 lle saith unto him the third time, Simon son 24 This is the disciple which testifieth of these of Jonas, lovest !hou me? l'eler was grieved things, and wrote these things : and we know because he said unto him the third time, loves that his testiniony is true. thon me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou 25 And there are also many other things which knowest all things; thon know'est that I love Jesus vlid, the which, if they should be written lhce. Jesus saith unto him, Feed niy sheep. every one, I suppose that even the world itself

18 Verily, verily, I say unto thice, When ihou could not contain the books that should be writwast young, thou girdedst thysell, and walkedstiien. Amen

1 The ACTS of the Apostles. CUAP I.

son of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas A repetition of Christ's history, il•c. the brother of James. VIE former treatise have I made, O Theophi- 14These all continued with one accord in prayer 2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after inother of Jesus, and with bis breviren. that he through the Holy Ghost had given con- 159 Andin those days Peter stood up in the millst manuents unto the apostles whoin he had ofthe disciples and said, (themumber of the names cinsen:

together were about a hundred and twenty,) 3 To whom also he showed himself alive after 16 Men and brethren, this scripture must needs luis passion, by many infallible proofs, being seen have been fulfilled, which the Iloly Ghost by the of them forty days, and speaking of the things mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, pertaining to the kingdom of God:

which was guide to them that took Jesus. 4 And being assembled together with them, 17 For he was numbered with us, and liad oba commanded ihem that they should not depari lained part of this ministry. from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the 18 Now this inan purchased a field with ulic

. ICFather, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. ward of iniquity; and falling headlong, die burst

5 For Solin truly haplized with water; but yo asunder in the midst, and all his bowels guslicd shall be baptized with the lloly Ghost not many out. days her.cc.

19 And it was known unto all the dwellers at 6 When they therefore were come together, Jerusalem; insonuch as that field is called in they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou ai their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, this tiine restore again the kingdom to Israel? Thcficid of blood.

Aud lic said unto them, It is not for you to 20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, I.et know the times or the seasons which the Father his habitation be desolate, and lvi no man dwell hath put in his own power.

therein: and, His bishoprick let another like. 8 But ye shall receive power after that the Holy 21 Wherefore of these men which have comGhost is come upon yon: and ye shall be wit- panied with us, all the time that the Lord Jesus 1058 unto me, both in Jerusalem, and in all ivent in and out among us, Judea, and in Samaria, and untu the utterinost 22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto part of the earth.

that same day that he was taken up from us, 9 And when he had spoken these things, while must one be ordained to be a witness with us oí they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud re- his resurrection. ceived him out of their sight.

23 And they appointed two, Joseph called Bar10 And while they looked steadfastly toward'sabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthi:s. heaven as he went up, belold, two men stood] 24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, by theın in white apparel;

which knowest ihe hearts of all men, shew whe11 Which also said, Ye men oi Galilee, why ther of these two thou hast chosen, stand ye gazing up into heaven? this sanie Jesus 25 That he may luke part of this ininistry and wliich is taken up from you into heaven, shall apostleship, from which Judas by tranägressiva so come in like manner as ye have seen him go fell, that he might go to his own place. into heaven.

26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot 12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem, from fell upon Matthias; and he was nuinbered with the mount called Olivei, which is from Jerusa- the eleven aposiles. Jein a sabbath-day's journey.

CILAP. II. 13 And when they were come in, they went up The npostlos receive the Holy Ghost. into jamunrenroson, where malade

, but leter Acouch the rest of Leutecastoration Collo

conie, they all with accord in one Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the place.

Peter's sermon.

THE ACTS.

Many baptized ? And suddenly there came a sound from hea-life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy ven, as of a rusling mighty wind, and it filled countenance. all the house where they were sitting.

29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, this day. and began to speak with other tongues, as the 30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that Spirit gave them utterance.

God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the 5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, lie devout men, out of every nation under heaven. would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

6 Now when this was noised abroad, the mul- 31 He seeing this before, spake of the resurrectitude came together, and were confounded, be- tion of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, cause that every man heard them speak in his neither his flesh did see corruption. own language.

32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we 7 And they were all amazed, and marvelled, all are witnesses. saying one to another, Behold, are not all these 33 Therefore being by the right hand of God which speak, Galileans ?

exalted, and having received of the Father the 8 And how hear we every man in our own pronuise of the lloly Ghost, he hath shed forth tongue, wherein we were born ?

this, which ye now see and hear. 9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the 34 For David is not ascended into the heavens, dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and but lie saith himself, The LORD said unto iny Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

Lord, Sic thou on my right hand, 10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in 35 Unul I make thy foes thy footstool. the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers 36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus Il Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. speak in our tongues the wonderful works of 37 41 Now when they heard this, they were God.

pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and 12 And they were all amazed, and were in to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth what shall we do? this ?

38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be 13 Others mocking, said, These men are full of baptized every one of you in the naine of Jesnis new wine.

Christ, for the remission of sins, and ye shall re14 1 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, ccive the gift of the Holy Ghost. lined up his voice, and said unto thein, Yemen 39 For the promise is unto you, and to your of Judea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be children, and to all that are afar off, even as this known unto you, and hearken to my words: many as the Lord our God shall call.

15 For those are not drunken, as ye suppose, 40 and with many other words did he testify sccir.g it is but the third hour of the day. and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this

16 But this is that which was spoken by the untoward generation. prophet Joel,

41 1 Then they that gladly received his word, 17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, were baptized: and the same day there were saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all added unto them about three thousand souls. flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall 42 And they continued steadfastly in the aposporophesy, and your young men shall see visions, tles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of and your old men shall dream dreams: bread, and in prayers.

18 And on my servants, and on my hand-mal- 43 And fear came upon every soul: and many dens, I will pour ont in those days of my Spirit; wonders and signs were done by the apostles. and ihey shall prophesy :

44 And all that believed were together, and had 19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, all things common; and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, 45 And sold their possessions and goods, and and vapour of smoke.

parted them to all men, as every man had need. 20 'The sun shall be turned into darkness, and 46 And they, continuing daily with one accord the moon into blood, before that great and nota- in the temple, and breaking bread from house to ble day of the Lord come.

house, did eat their meat with gladness and sin: 21 And it shall come to pass, that wliosoever gleness of heart, shall call on the naine of the Lord, shall be saved. 47 Praising God, and having favour with all

22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words ; Jesus the people. And the Lord added to the church of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you daily such as should be saved. by miracles, and wonders, and signs, which God

CHAP. III. did by himn in the midst of you, as ye yourselves

Peter cureth a lame man, fc. also know:

23 Him, being delivered by the determinate the temple, at the hour of prayer, being the counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have ta- ninth hour. ken, and by wicked hands have crucified and 2 And a certain man lame from his mother's blain :

womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the 24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, the pains of death: because it was not possible io ask alms cf them that entered into the that he should be holden of it.

temple: 25 For David speaketh concerning him, I fore- 3 Who, seeing Peter and John about to go into saw the Lord always before my face; for he is the temple, asked an alnıs. on my right hand, that I should not be moved : 4 And Peter fastening his eyes upon himn with 26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my Jolin, said, Look on us. tongue was glad; moreover also, my flesh shall 5 And he gave lieed unto thein, expecting to rest in hope :

receive something of them. 27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, 6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold havn I none; neither wilt thou suffer thy Holy One to see but such as I have give I thee: In the name of corruption.

Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk. 28 Thou hast made known lo me the ways orl 7 And he took him by the right hand and life

Peter exhorteth to repentance.

CHAP. IV.

Peter and John threatened kim up: and immediately his feet and ancle-word, belicved; and the number of the men bones received strength.

was alsout five thousand. 8 And he, leaping up, stood, and walked, and 5 9 And it came to pass on the morrow, that entered with them into the temple, walking, and their rulers, and elders, and scribes, leaping, and praising God.

6 And Annas the high priest, and Caiaplias, 9 And all the people saw him walking and and John, and Alexander, and as many as were praising God:

of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered 10 And they knew that it was he which sat for logether at Jerusalem. alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and? And when they had set them in the midst, they were filled with wonder and amazement they asked, By what power, or by what name at that which had happened unto him. have ye done this? 11 And as the lame man which was lealed 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, of Israel, greatly wondering.

9 If we this day be examined of the good deed 12 11 And when Peter saw it, he answered un- done to the impotent man, by what means he is to the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye made whole ; at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as 10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the though by our own power or holiness we had people of Isracl, that by the name of Jesus Christ made this man to walk ?

of Nazareth, whoni ye crucified, whom God 13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of raised from the dead, even by him doth this Jacob, the God of our fathers haih glorified his man stand here before you whole. Son Jesuis; whoin ye delivered up, and denied 11 This is the stone which was set at nought of him in the presence of Pilate, when he was de- you builders, which is become the head of the terinined to let him go.

corner. 14 But ye denied the lloly One, and the Just, 12 Neither is there salvation in any other : for and desired a murderer to be granted unto you ; there is none other name wider lieaven giver

15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God among nien, whereby we must be saved. hath raised from the dead; whereof we are 13 | Now, when they saw the boldness of Pe. witnesses.

ter and John, and perceived that they were unt. 16 And his nanie, through faith in his name, learned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and hath made this man strong, whom ye sec and they took knowledge of them, that they had know : yea, the faith which is by him, hath been with Jesus. given him this perfect soundness in the presence 14 And beholding the man which was healed of you all.

standing with them, they could say nothing 17 And now, brethren, I wot that through ig- against it. orance ye did it, as did also your rulers. 15 But when they had commanded them to go

Id But those things which God before had shew- aside out of the council, thcy conferred among ed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ themscives, should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.

16 Saying, What shall we do to these men ? for 19 17 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that indeed a notahle miracle hath been done that your sins may be blotted out, when the by then is manifest to all them that dwell in times of refreshing shall come from the presence Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. of the Lord;

17 But that it spread no further among the peo20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which be-ple, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak fore was preached unto you:

henceforth to no man in this name. 21 Whom the heaven must receive, until the 18 And they called them, and commanded them times of restitution of all things, which God not to speak at all, nor teach in the name of Jesus.' hath spoken by the inouth of all his holy pro- 19 But Peter and Jolin answered and said unto pliets, since the world began.

them, W’nether it be right in the sight of God to 22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. Prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto 20 For we cannot but speak the things which you, of your brethren, like unto me; hiin shall we have seen and heard. ye hear in all things, whatsoever he shall say 21 So, when they had further threatened then, unto you.

they let theni go, finding nothing how they 23. And it shall come to pass, that every sou might punish thein, because of the people : for which will not hear thai Prophet, shall be de- all men glorified Gou for that which was done. stroyed from among the people.

22 For ihe man was above forty years old on 24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel, and whom this miracle of healing was shewed. those that follow after, as many as have spoken. 23 17 And being let go, they went to their own have likewise foretold of these days.

company, and reported all that the chief priests 25 Ye are the children of the prophets, and or and elders had said unto then). the covenant which God made with our fathers, 24 And when they heard that, they lifted up saying unto Abraham, And in thy sced shall all their voice to God with one accord, and said, the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, 26 Unto you first, God having raised up his Son and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is ; Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away 25 Who, by the mouth of thy servant David every one of you from his iniquities.

hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the CHAP. IV.

people imagine vain things ? Peter and John imprisoned.

26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the A Picase they spake unto the people

, the rulers were gathered togeller against the Lord, the Sadducees came upon thein,

27 Fur of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, 2 Being grieved that they taught the people, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and and preached through Jesus the resurrection Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the peofrom the dead.

ple of Israel, were gathered together, 3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in l'28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy hold unto the next day: for it was noweven-tide. counsel determined before to be done. 4 Howbcit, many of them which heard thel 29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings :

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The disciples filled with the Holy Spirit. THE ACTS. An angel delivereth the apostles and grant unto thy servants, that with all bold-1 16 There came also a multitude out of the citio . ness they may speak thy word,

round abolit unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks : 30 By stretching forth thy hand to heal; and and then which were vexed with unclean spirit that signs and wonders may be done by the and they were healed every one. name of thy holy child Jesus.

17! Then the high pricst rose up, and all tbr, 31 1 And when they had prayed, the place was that were with bim, (which is the sect of us shaken where they were assembled together; and Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation, They were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and 18 And laid their hands on the apostles, aix they spake the word of God with boldness. put them in the conimon prison.

32' And the multitude of them that believed 19 But the angel of the Lord hy night opensi were of one heart, and of one soul: neither said the prisou-doors, and brought them fortii, ax any of them that aught of the things which he said, josscssed was his own; but they had all things 20 Go, stand and speak in the temple to the common.

people all the words of this life. 33 And with great power gave the apostles wit- 21 And when they heard that, they entered in ness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and the temple early in the morning, and taught great grace was upon them all.

But the high priest came, and they that we 34 Neither was there any among them that with him, and called the council together, a.. lacked: for as many as were possessors of lanıls all the senate of the children of Israel, and sex or bouses sold thein, and brought the prices of to the prison to have them brought. the things that were sold,

22 But when the officers came, and found then 35 And laid them down at the apostles' feet : not in the prison, they returned, and told, and distribution was made unto every man ac- 23 Saying, The prison truly found we shu cording as he had nced.

with all safety, and the kce pers standing wit? 36 And Joses, who by the apostles was sur- oui before the doors : but when we had opened named Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, we found no man within. Tlc son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the 2 Now, when the high priest, and the captai country of Cyprus,

of the temple, and the chief priests hard ihes 37 llaving land, sold it, and brought the money, things, they doubled of them whereunto il and laid ii at the apostlcs' feet.

would grow. CHAP. V.

25 Then came one and told them, saying, Br Ananias and Sapphira smitten, Sc. hold, the men whom ye put in prison are standB'Sapplica nis wife, sold a possession, UT a certain man named Ananias, withing in the temple, and teaching the people.

26 Then weni the captain with the officers, and 2 And kept back part of the price, (his wife brought them without violence: for they feant also being privy to it,) and brought a certian the people, lest they should have been stoned. part, and laid it at the aposties' fect.

27 And when they had brought then, they sti 3 But Petor said, Ananias, why hath Satan them before the council: and the high priest askfilled thy heart to lic to the lloly Ghost, and to ed them, keep back part of the price of the land ? 28 Saying, Did not we straitly command you,

4 While it remained, was it not thine own ? that ye should not teach in this name? and be and after it was sold, was it not in thine own hold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, power ? wliy hast thou conceived this thing in and intend to bring this man's blood upon us. ihy heart ? thou hast not lied unto incn, but 29 91. Then Peter and the other apostles anunto God.

swered and said, We ought to obey God rather 5 And Ananias hearing these words, fell down, than men. and gave up the ghost. And great fear came on 30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, all then that heard these things.

whom yc slew and hanged on a tree: 6 And the young men arnse, wound him np, 31 lin hath God cxalted with his right hand and carried him oilt, and buried him.

to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repeut7 And it was abont the space of three hours ance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. after, wlien his wife, not knowing what was 32 And we are his witnesses of these things; done, came in.

and so is also the lloly Ghost, whom God hau 8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whe-Igiven to them that obey him. ther ye sold the land for so much? And she said, 33 : When they heard that, they were cut is Yca, for so much.

the heart, and took counsel to slay them. 9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye 34 mhcn stood therc ur one in the council, a have agreed together to teinpt the Spirit of the Pharisee, nanied Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, Lord ? behold the feet of them which have buri- had in reputation among all the people, and com ed thy husband are at the door, and shall carry manded to put the apostles forth a little space; thec out.

35 And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take 10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, heed to yourselves what ye intend to do as and yielded up the ghost. And the young men touching ihese men: came in, and found her dead, and carrying her 36 for before these days rose up Theudas, forth, buried her by lier husband.

boasting himself to be soincbody ; to whoin a 11 And great foar came upon all the church, number of men, about four hundred, joined themand upon as many as heard these things.

selves: who was siain; and all, as many as 12 T'And by the hands of the apostles were obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to miany signs and wonders wroughi among the nought. people; (and they were all with one accord in 37 After this man rose up Judas of Galilee, in Solomon's porch.

the days of the taxing, and drew away much 13 And of the rest durst no man join himself to people aster him: he also perished; and all, even them: but the people magnified them. as inany as obeyed himn, were dispersed.

14 And believers were the more added to the 38 And now I say unto you, Refrain from Lord, multitudes both of men and women ;)

these men, and let them alone: for if this coun15 Insoinuch that they brolight forth the sick sel or this

work be of men, it will come to nought: into the streets, and laid them on beds and 39 But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; couches, that at he least the shadow of Peter lest haply ye be found even to fight against God! passing by night overshadow some of them. | 40 and io him they agreed: and when they

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Stephen falsely accused.

CHAP. VI, VII.

His answer in his defence had called the apostles, and beaten them, they 6 Aud God spake on this wise, That his seed commanded that they should not speak in the should sojourn in a strange land, and that they name of Jesus, and let them go.

should bring them into bondage, and entreat 41 1 And ihey departed from the presence of them evil four hundred years. the council, rejoicing that they were counted 7 And the nation to whom they shall be in worthy to suffer shame for his name.

bondage will I judge, said God: and after that 42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, shall they come forth, and serve me in this place. they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ. 8 And he gave him the covenant of circumCILAP. VI.

cision. And so Abraham begat Isaac, and cirSeden deacons appointed, &c. cumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat disciples was multiplied, there arose a mur- 9 And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold

a muring of the Grecians against the llebrews, Joseph into Egypt: but God was with hini, because their widows were neglected in the 10 And delivered him nut of all his afflictions, daily ministration.

and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of 2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him rodisciples unto them, and said, li is not reason veruor over Egypt, and all liis house. that we should leave the word of God, and serve u Now there came a dearth over all the land tables.

of Egypt and Chanaan, and great afiiction; and 3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you our fathers found no sustenance. seven men of honest report, full of the lioly 12 But when Jacob heard that there was corn Ghost and wisdom, wlion we may appoint over in Egypt, be sent out our fathers first. this business.

13 And at the second time Joseph was made 4 But we will give ourselves continually to known to his brethren: and Joseph's kindred prayer, and to the ininistry of the word.

was made known unto l'haraoh. 5 il And the saying pleased the whole multi-l 14 Then sent Joseph, and called his father JaLude: and they chose Stephen, a inan full of cob in him, and all his kindred, threescore and faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and fifteen souls. Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Tinion, and Par- , 15 So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, menas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antiochi, hic, and our fathers, 6 Whoin they set before the apostles: and when 16 And were carried over into Sychem, and they had prayed, they laid their hands on them. laid in the sepulclire that Abraham bought for a

7 And the word of God increased; and the sum of money of the sons of Emmor, the father number of the disciples multiplicd in Jerusalem of Sychem. greatly; and a great company of the priests 17 But which the time of the promise drew nigh, were obedient to the faith.

which God had sworn to Abrahain, the people .8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, id grew and multiplica in Egypt, great wonders and miracles ainong the people. 18 Till another king arosc, which knew not Jo911 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, seph. which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, 19. The same dealt subtilely with onr kindred, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them and evil-entreated our fathers, so that they casi of Cilicia, and of Asia, disputing with Stephen. out their young children, to the end they inight

10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom not live. and the spirit by which he spake.

20 In which time Moses was born, and was ex11 Then they suborned men, which said, We ceeding fair, and nourished up in his father's have heard liim speak blasphemouswords against house three months : Moses, and against God.

21 And wlien he was cast out, Pharaoh's daughi12 And they stirred up the people, and the el- ter took him up, and nourished him for her own ders, and the scribes, and came upon him, and son. caught him, and brought him to the council, 22 And Moses was learned in all the wisdoniot

13 And set up false witnesses, which said, This the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words deeds. against this holy place, and the law:

23 And when lie was full forty years old, it 14 For we have heard him say, that this Jesus came into liis heart to visit his brethren the chilof Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall dren of Israel. change the customs which Moscs delivered us. 24 And seeing onc of them suffer wrong, he de

15 And all that sat in the council, looking stead- fonded him, and avengeil him that was oppressfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the ed, and smole the Egyptian : face of an angel.

25 For he supposed his brethren would have CHAP. VII.

understood how that God by his hand would deStephen answereth for himself. liver them: but they understood not. Teen said the high priest, Are tliese things as they are veya he showed himself unto

2 And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren; why hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our do ye wrong one to another ? taiher Abraham when he was in Mesopotaniia, 27 Put he that did his neighbour wrong, thrust before he dwelt in Charran,

him away, saying, Who made thcc a ruler and 3 And said unto him, Get thee out of thy coun- a judge over us? try, and from thy kindred, and come into the 28 Wilt thou kill me, as thou didst the Egyptian land which I shall shew thee.

yesterday? 4 Then came hic out of the land of the Chalde- 29 Thien fcd Moses at this saying, and was a ans, and dwelt in Charran. And from thence, stranger in-the land of Madian, where he begat when his father was dcad, he removed him into two sons. this land wherein ye now dwell.

30 And when forty years were expired, therrar 5 And he gave him none inheritance in it, no, peared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina, not so much as to set his foot on: yet he pro- an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush, mised that he would give it to liiin for a posses- 31 When Mpses saw it, he wondered at the sion, and to his seed älter liim, when as yet he sight; and as lic drew near to behold it, the voice hud io child.

of the Lord came unto him,

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