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Christ appeareth to his disciples, JOHN,

and eateth before them: thou hast believed: blessed are 7 Therefore that disciple whom they that have not seen, and yet Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It have believed.

is the Lord. Now when Simon 30 And many other signs Peter heard that it was the Lord, truly did Jesus in the presence he girt his fisher's coat unto him, of his disciples, which are not (for he was naked,) and did cast written in this book:

himself into the sea. 31 But these are written, that 8 And the other disciples ye might believe that Jesus is came in a little ship, (for they the Christ, the Son of God; and were not far from land, but as that believing ye might have it were two hundred cubits,) life through his name. dragging the net with fishes. CHAP. XXI.

9 As soon then as they were Christ's charge to Peter. come to land, they saw a fire of A

FTER these things Jesus coals there, and fish laid thereon,

shewed himself again to and bread. the disciples at the sea of Tibe- 10 Jesus saith unto them, rias: and on this wise shewed Bring of the fish which ye

have he himself.

now caught. 2 There were together Simon 11 Simon Peter went up, and Peter, and Thomas called Didy- drew the net to land full of mus, and Nathanael of Cana in great fishes, an hundred and Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, fifty and three: and for all there and two other of his disciples. were so many, yet was not the

3 Simon Peter saith unto net broken. them, I go a fishing.

a fishing. They say 12 Jesus saith unto them, unto him, We also go with thee. Come and dine. And none of They went forth, and entered the disciples durst ask him, into a ship immediately; and Who art thou? knowing that it that night they caught nothing. was the Lord.

4 But when the morning was 13 Jesus then cometh, and now come, Jesus stood on the taketh bread, and giveth them, shore: but the disciples knew and fish likewise. not that it was Jesus.

14 This is now the third time 5 Then Jesus saith unto that Jesus shewed himself to his them, Children, have ye any disciples, after that he was risen meat? They answered him, No. from the dead.

6 And he said unto them, 15 So when they had dined, Cast the net on the right side Jesus saith to Simon Peter, of the ship, and ye shall find. Simon, son of Jonas, lovest They cast therefore, and now thou me more than these? He they were not able to draw it saith unto him, Yea, Lord; for the multitude of fishes. thou knowest that I love thee.


His charge to Peter.

Of the beloved disciple. He saith unto him, Feed my 20 Then Peter, turning about, lambs.

seeth the disciple whom Jesus *16 He saith to him again the loved following, which also second time, Simon, son of leaned on his breast at supper, Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith and said, Lord, which is he that unto him, Yea, Lord; thou betrayeth thee? knowest that I love thee. He 21 Peter seeing him, saith to saith unto him, Feed my sheep. Jesus, Lord, and what shall this

17 He said unto him the man do? third time, Simon, son of Jonas, 22 Jesus saith unto him, If I lovest thou me? Peter was grieved will that he tarry till I come, what because he said unto him the is that to thee? follow thou me. third time, Lovest thou me? 23 Then went this saying and he said unto him, Lord, abroad among the brethren, thou knowest all things; thou that that disciple should not knowest that I love thee. Jesus die: yet Jesus said not unto saith unto him, Feed my sheep. him, He shall not die; but, If

18 Verily, verily, I say unto I will that he tarry till I come, thee, When thou wast young, what is that to thee? thou girdedst thyself, and walk- 24 This is the disciple which edst whither thou wouldest: but testifieth of these things, and when thou shalt beold, thou shalt wrote these things: and we know stretch forth thy hands, and an- that his testimony is true. other shall gird thee, and carry

25 And there are also many thee whither thou wouldest not. other things which Jesus did, the

19 This spake he, signifying which if they should be written by what death he should glorify every one, I suppose that even God. And when he had spoken the world itself could not contain this, he saith unto him, Follow the books that should be written.



The Acts of the APOSTLES.


he through the Holy Ghost Matthias chosen an apostle. had given commandments unto 'HE former treatise have the apostles whom he had

I made, O Theophilus, of chosen: all that Jesus began both to do 3 To whom also he shewed and teach,

himself alive after his passion by 2 Until the day in which many infallible proofs, being seen he was taken up, after that of them forty days, and speaking


Christ, after his resurrection,

instructeth the apostles. of the things pertaining to the 12 | Then returned they kingdom of God:

unto Jerusalem from the mount 4 And, being assembled to-called Olivet, which is from Jerugether with them, commanded salem a sabbath-day's journey. them that they should not depart 13 And when they were come from Jerusalem, but wait for the in, they went up into an upper promise of the Father, which, room, where abode both Peter, saith he, ye have heard of me: and James, and John, and An

5 For John truly baptized drew, Philip, and Thomas, Barwith water; but ye shall be bap-tholomew, and Matthew, James tized with the Holy Ghost not the son of Alpheus, and Simon many days hence.

Zelotes, and Judas the brother 6 When they therefore were of James. come together, they asked of 14 These all continued with him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at one accord in prayer and supthis time restore again the king- plication, with the women, and dom to Israel?

Mary the mother of Jesus, and 7 And he said unto them, it with his brethren. is not for you to know the times 15 And in those days Peter or the seasons which the Father stood up in the midst of the dishath put in his own power. ciples, and said, (the number of

8 But ye shall receive power, the names together were about after that the Holy Ghost is an hundred and twenty,) come upon you: and ye shall 16 Men and brethren, this be witnesses unto me both in scripture must needs have been Jerusalem, and in all Judea, fulfilled which the Holy Ghost and in Samaria, and unto the by the mouth of David spake uttérmost part of the earth. before concerning Judas, which

9 And when he had spoken was guide to them that took these things, while they beheld, Jesus. he was taken up; and a cloud 17 For he was numbered with received him out of their sight. us, and had obtained part of this

10 And while they looked ministry: stedfastly toward heaven, as he 18 Now this man purchased a went up, behold, two men stood field with the reward of iniquity; by them in white apparel; and falling headlong, he burst

11 Which also said, Ye men asunder in the midst, and all his of Galilee, why stand ye gazing bowels gushed out. up

into heaven? this same Jesus, 19 And it was known unto all which is taken up from you into the dwellers at Jerusalem; insoheaven, shall so come in like much as that field is called in manner as ye have seen him go their proper tongue, Aceldama, into heaven.

that is to say. The field of blood.

Matthias chosen an apostle.


The descent of the Holy Ghost.



book of Psalms, Let his habita- fire, and it sat upon each of tion be desolate, and let no man them: dwell therein: and, His bishop- 4 And they were all filled rick let another take.

with the Holy Ghost, and began 21 Wherefore of these men to speak with other tongues, as which have companied with us the Spirit gave them utterance. all the time that the Lord Jesus 5 And there were dwelling at went in and out among us,

Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out 22 Beginning from the bap- of every nation under heaven. tism of John unto that same 6 Now when this was noised day that he was taken up from abroad, the multitude came togeus, must one be ordained to be ther, and were confounded, bea witness with us of his resur- that


heard them rection,

speak in his own language. 23 And they appointed two, 7 And they were all amazed, Joseph called Barsabas, who was and marvelled, saying one to surnamed Justus, and Matthias. another, Behold, are not all

24 And they prayed and said, these which speak Galileans? Thou, Lord, which knowest the 8 And how hear we every man hearts of all men, shew whether in our own tongue, wherein we of these two thou hast chosen, were born?

25 That he may take part of 9 Parthians, and Medes, and this ministry and apostleship, Elamites, and the dwellers in from which Judas by transgres- Mesopotamia, and in Judea, sion fell, that he might go to and Cappadocia, in Pontus, his own place.

and Asia, 26 And they gave forth their 10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in lots: and the lot fell upon Mat- Egypt, and in the parts of Libya thias; and he was numbered with about Cyrene, and strangers of the eleven apostles.

Rome, Jews and proselytes,

11 Cretes and Arabians, we do The Apostles inspired. hear them speak in our tongues ND when the day of Pente- the wonderful works of God. cost

12 And they were all amazed, were all with one accord in one and were in doubt, saying one place.

to another, What meaneth this? 2 And suddenly there came a 13 Others mocking said, These sound from heaven as of a rush- men are full of new wine. ing mighty wind, and it filled 14 But Peter, standing up all the house where they were with the eleven, lifted up his sitting

voice, and said unto them, Ye 3 And there appeared unto men of Judea, and all ye that

Acost was fully come, they


Peter's sermon on

the day of Pentecost. dwell at Jerusalem, be this taken, and by wicked hands known unto you, and hearken have crucified and slain: to my words:

24 Whom God hath raised 15 For these are not drunken, up, having loosed the pains of as ye suppose, seeing it is but death: because it was not posthe third hour of the day. sible that he should be holden

16 But this is that which was of it. spoken by the prophet Joel; 25 For David speaketh con

17 And it shall come to pass in cerning him, I foresaw the Lord the last days, (saith God,) I will always before my face; for he is pour out of my Spirit upon on my right hand, that I should all flesh: and your sons and not be moved: your daughters shall prophesy, 26 Therefore did my heart reand your young men shall see joice, and my tongue was glad ; visions, and your old men shall moreover also my flesh shall rest dream dreams:

in hope: 18 And on my servants and 27 Because thou wilt not on my hand-maidens I will pour leave my soul in hell, neither out, in those days, of my Spirit; wilt thou suffer thine Holy One and they shall prophesy: to see corruption.

19 And I will shew wonders 28 Thou hast made known to in heaven above, and signs in me the ways of life; thou shalt the earth beneath; blood, and make me full of joy with thy fire, and vapour of smoke: countenance.

20 The sun shall be turned 29 Men and brethren, let me into darkness, and the moon freely speak unto you of the into blood, before that great patriarch David, that he is both and notable day of the Lord dead and buried, and his sepul

chre is with us unto this day. 21 And it shall come to pass, 30 Therefore being a prophet, that whosoever shall call on and knowing that God had the name of the Lord shall be sworn with an oath to him, that saved.

of the fruit of his loins, according 22 Ye men of Israel, hear to the flesh, he would raise up these words; Jesus of Nazareth, Christ to sit on his throne; a man approved of God among 31 He seeing this before, you by miracles, and wonders spake of the resurrection of and signs, which God did, by Christ, that his soul was not him, in the midst of you, as ye left in hell, neither his flesh did yourselves also know:

see corruption. 23 Him, being delivered by 32 This Jesus hath God the determinate counsel and raised up, whereof we all are foreknowledge of God, ye have I witnesses,


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