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CHAP. III. . many are converted. 33 Therefore, being by the 42 And they continued stedright hand of God exalted, and fastly in the apostles' doctrine having received of the Father and fellowship, and in breaking the promise of the Holy Ghost, of bread, and in prayers. he hath shed forth this, which 43 And fear came upon every ve now see and hear.

soul: and many wonders and 34 For David is not ascended signs were done by the apostles. into the heavens: but he saith 1 44 And all that believed were himself, The LORD said unto together, and had all things my Lord, Sit thou on my right common; hand,

45 And sold their possessions 35 Until I make thy foes thy and goods, and parted them to footstool.

| all men, as every man had need. 36 Therefore let all the house 46 And they, continuing of Israel know assuredly, that daily with one accord in the God hath made that same Jesus, temple, and breaking bread from whom ye have crucified, both house to house, did eat their Lord and Christ.

meat with gladness and single37 Now when they heard this, ness of heart, they were pricked in their heart, 47 Praising God, and having and said unto Peter and to the favour with all the people. And rest of the apostles, Men and the Lord added to the church brethren, what shall we do? daily such as should be saved. 38 Then Peter said unto

CHAP. III. them, Repent, and be baptized

A lame man healed. every one of you in the name NTOW Peter and John went of Jesus Christ, for the remission IV up together into the temple of sins; and ye shall receive the at the hour of prayer, being the gift of the Holy Ghost.

ninth hour. 39 For the promise is unto 2 And a certain man, lame you, and to your children, and from his mother's womb, was to all that are afar off, even as carried, whom they laid daily many as the Lord our God shall at the gate of the temple which call.

is called Beautiful, to ask alms 40 "And with many other of them that entered into the words did he testify and exhort, temple; saying, Save yourselves from 3 Who seeing Peter and John this untoward generation. about to go into the temple,

41 Then they that gladly re- | asked an alms, ceived his word were baptized: I 4 And Peter fastening his and the same day there were eyes upon him, with John, said, added unto them about three Look on us. thousand souls.

5 And he gave heed unto A lame man restored.

THE ACTS, Peter's exhortation thereon. them, expecting to receive some-1 14 But yedenied the Holy One thing of them.

and the Just, and desired a mur6 Then Peter said, Silver and derer to be granted unto you; gold have I none; but such as 15 And killed the Prince of I have give I thee: In the name | life, whom God hath raised from of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise the dead; whereof we are witup and walk. 1

nesses. · *7 And he took him by the 16 And his name, through right hand, and lifted him up: faith in his name, hath made and immediately his feet and this man strong, whom ye see ancle-bones received strength and know; yea, the faith which

8 And he leaping up, stood, is by him hath given him this and walked, and entered with perfect soundness in the presence them into the temple, walking, of you all. and leaping, and praising God. 17 And now, brethren, I wot

9 And all the people saw him that through igríorance ye did walking and praising God: , it; as did also your rulers.

10 And they knew that it was [ 18 But those things, which he which sat for alms at the God before had shewed by the Beautiful gate of the temple: mouth of all his prophets, that and they were filled with wonder Christ should suffer, he hath so and amazement at that which | fulfilled. had happened unto him. | 19 Repent ye therefore, and

11 And, as the lame man be converted, that your sins may which was healed held Peter be blotted out, when the times and John, all the people ran of refreshing shall come from together unto them, in the the presence of the Lord; : porch that is called Solomon's, 20 And he shall send Jesus greatly wondering.. . Christ, which before was preach

12 And when Peter saw it, he ed unto you: answered unto the people, Ye | 21 Whom the heaven must - men of Israel, why marvel ye.at | receive until the times of restithis? or why look ye so earnestly tution of all things, which God on us, as though by our own hath spoken by the mouth of power or holiness we had made all his holy prophets since the this man to walk? - world began. t.

13 The God of Abraham, 22 For Moses truly said unto and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the the fathers, A Prophet shall the God of our fathers, hath glorified Lord your God raise up unto his Son Jesus; whom ye deli- you of your brethren, like unto vered up, and denied him in the me; him shall ye hear in all presence of Pilate, when he was things, whatsoever he shall say determined to let him go. Tunto you.

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The rulers offended at it. CHAP. IV.

Peter's defence. 23 And it shall come to pass, | Alexander, and as many as were that every soul which will not | of the kindred of the high priest, hear that Prophet shall be de- were gathered together at Jerustroyed from among the people. salem.

24 Yea, and all the prophets 1 7 And when they had set from Samuel, and those that them in the midst, they asked, follow after, as many as have By what power, or by what spoken, have likewise foretold name, haye ye done this? of these days.

8 Then Peter, filled with the 25 Ye are the children of Holy Ghost, said unto them, the prophets, and of the cove- | Ye rulers of the people, and nant which God made with our elders of Israel, fathers, saying unto Abraham, 9 If we this day be examined And in thy seed shall all the of the good deed done to the kindreds of the earth be blessed. impotent man, by what means

26 Unto you first, God he is made whole; having raised up his Son Jesus, 10 Be it known unto you all, sent him to bless you, in turning and to all the people of Israel, away every one of you from his that by the name of Jesus Christ iniquities.

of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, CHAP. IV.

whom God raised from the dead, Peter and John imprisoned. even by him . doth this man AND as they spake unto the stand here before you whole.

people, the priests, and the 11 This is the stone which captain of the temple, and the was set at nought of you buildSadducees, came upon them, ers, which is become the head

2 Being grieved that they of the corner. taught the people, and preached 12 Neither is there salvation through Jesus the resurrection in any other: for there is none from the dead.

other name under heaven given 3. And they laid hands on among men whereby we must them, and put them in hold unto be saved. the next day : for it was now - 13 Now when they saw the even-tide. .

boldness of Peter and John, and 4 Howbeit many of them perceived that they were unwhich heard the word believed; learned and ignorant men, they and the number of the men was marvelled ; and they took knowabout five thousand.

| ledge of them, that they had 5 And it came to pass on the been with Jesus. morrow, that their rulers, and 14. And beholding the man elders, and scribes,

which was healed standing with 6 And Amas the high priest, them, they could say nothing and Caiaphas, and John, and I against it.

Peter and John threatened THE ACTS,

by the council. 15 But when they had com-1 to God with one accord, and manded them to go aside out said, Lord, thou art God, which of the council, they conferred hast made heaven and earth, among themselves,

and the sea, and all that in 16 Saying, What shall we do them is ; to these men ? for that indeed 25 Who by the mouth of thy a notable miracle hath been servant David hast' said, Why done by them is manifest to all did the heathen rage, and the them that dwell in Jerusalem ;- people imagine vain things ? and we cannot deny it.

26 The kings of the earth · 17 But that it spread no fur- stood up, and the rulers were ther among the people, let us gathered together; against the straitly threaten them, that they Lord, and against his Christ. speak henceforth to no man in 27 For of a truth, against thy this name.

holy child Jesus, whom thou 18 And they called them, and hast anointed, both Herod and commanded them not to speak Pontius Pilate, with the Genat all nor teach in the name of tiles and the people of Israel, Jesus.

were gathered together, 19 But Peter and John an- 28 For to do whatsoever thy swered and said unto them, hand and thy counsel deterWhether it be right in the sight mined before to be done. of God to hearken unto you: 29 And now, Lord, behold more than unto God, judge ye. their threatenings: and grant

20 For we cannot but speak unto thy servants, that with all the things which we have seen | boldness they may speak thy and heard.. ..

word, . 21 So when they had further 30 By stretching forth thine threatened them, they let them hand to heal; and that signs go, finding nothing how they and wonders may be done by might punish them, because of the name of thy holy child the people: for all men glorified Jesus. God for that which was done. 31 And when they had

22 For the man was above prayed, the place was shaken forty years old on whom this where they were assembled tomiracle of healing was shewed. gether; and they were all filled

23 | And being let go, they with the Holy Ghost, and they went to their own company, spake the word of God with and reported all that the chief | boldness. priests and elders had said unto 32 And the multitude of them.

them that believed were of one 24 And when they heard heart and of one soul: neither that, they lifted up their voice said any of them that ought of

rted all that company, spake the Holy Ghocere all filled

The unity of the Church. CHAP. V. Sin of Ananias and Sapphira. the things which he possessed sold, was it not in thine own was his own: but they had all power? Why hast thou conthings common.

ceived this thing in thine heart? · 33. And with great power Thou hast not lied unto men, gave the apostles witness of the but unto God. resurrection of the Lord Jesus: 5 And Ananias hearing these and great grace was upon words, fell down, and gave up them all.

the ghost : and great fear came 34 Neither was there any on all them that heard these among them that lacked : for things. as many as were possessors of 6 And the young men arose, lands or houses, sold them, and wound him up, and carried him brought the prices of the things out, and buried him. that were sold,

1 7 And it was about the space 35 And laid them down at of three hours after, when his the apostles' feet; and distribu- wife, not knowing what was tion was made unto every man done, came in. according as he had need.

8 And Peter answered unto 36 And Joses, who by the her, Tell me whether ye sold the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, land for so much? And she said, (which is, being interpreted, Yea, for so much. The son of consolation, a Le- 9 Then Peter said unto her, vite, and of the country of How is it that ye have agreed Cyprus,

together to tempt the Spirit of 37 Having land, sold it, and the Lord ? Behold, the feet of brought the money, and laid it them which have buried thy at the apostles' feet.

husband are at the door, and CHAP. V..

shall carry thee out. Death of Ananias and Sapphira. | 10 Then fell she down DUT a certain man named straightway at his feet, and

Ananias, with Sapphira his 1 yielded up the ghost : and the wife, sold a possession,

| young men came in and found 2 And kept back part of the her dead, and, carrying her price, his wife also being privy forth, buried her by her husband. to it, and brought a certain part, 11 And great fear came upon and laid it at the apostles' feet. all the church, and uponas

3 But Peter said, Ananias, many as heard these things. why hath Satan filled thine heart. 12 And by the hands of to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to the apostles were many signs keep back part of the price of and wonders wrought among the land ?

the people; (and they were all 4 Whiles it remained, was it with one accord in Solomon's not thine own? and after it was porch.

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