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CHAP. VIII.

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He is stoned to death. figures which ye made to wor-| law by the disposition of angels, ship them: and I will carry you and have not kept it. away beyond Babylon.

54 When they heard these 44 Our fathers had the things, they were cut to the tabernacle of witness in the heart, and they gnashed on him. wilderness, as he had appointed, with their teeth. speaking unto Moses, that he 55 But he, being full of the should make it according to the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfashion that he had seen. fastly into heaven, and saw the

45 Which also our fathers glory of God, and Jesus standthat came after brought in with ing on the right hand of God, Jesus into the possession of the 56 And said, Behold, I see Gentiles, whom God drave out the heavens opened, and the before the face of our fathers, Son of man standing on the unto the days of David; right hand of God.

46 Who found favour before 57 Then they cried out with God, and desired to find a taber- a loud voice, and stopped their nacle for the God of Jacob. ears, and 'ran upon him with

47 But Solomon built him one accord, an house.

58 And cast him out of the 48 Howbeit, the Most High city, and stoned him: and the dwelleth not in temples made witnesses laid down their clothes with hands; as saith the pro- at a young man's feet, whose phet,

name was Saul. 49. Heaven is my throne, and 59 And they stoned Stephen, earth is my footstool: what calling upon God, and saying, house will ye build me? saith Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. the Lord: or what is the place 60 And he kneeled down, of my rest?

and cried with a loud voice, 50 Hath not my hand made Lord, lay not this sin to their all these things?

charge! And when he had said 51 Ye stiffnecked, and uncir- this, he fell asleep. cumcised in heart and ears, ye

CHAP. VIII. do always resist the Holy Ghost: Saul persecuteth the Church. as your fathers did, so do ye.

unto his death. And at have not your fathers perse that time, there was a great : cuted? and they have slain persecution against the church them which shewed before of which was at Jerusalem; and the coming of the Just One, of they were all scattered abroad whom ye have been now the throughout the regions of Judea betrayers and murderers: and Samaria, except the apostles.

53 Who have received the 2 And devout men carried

52 Which of the prophets AND. Saul was consenting

Saul persecuteth the church. THE ACT3,

Of Simon the sorcerer. Stephen to his burial, and made and the name of Jesus Christ, great lamentation over him. they were - baptized, both men

3 As for Saul, he made and women. havock of the church, entering 13 Then Simon himself beinto every house; and haling lieved also: and when he was men and women, committed baptized, he continued with them to prison.

Philip, and wondered, behold4 Therefore they that were ing the miracles and signs which scattered abroad went every

went every were lone. where preaching the word. 14 | Now when the apostles

5 Then Philip went down to which were at Jerusalem heard the city of Samaria, and preached that Samaria had received the Christ unto them.

word of God, they sent unto 6 And the people with one them Peter and John: accord gave heed unto those 15 Who, when they were things which Philip spake, hear- come down, prayed for them, ing, and seeing the miracles that they might receive the which he did.

Holy Ghost: 7 For unclean spirits, crying

crying 16 For as yet he was fallen with loud voice, came out of upon none of them; only they many that were possessed with were baptized in the name of them: and many taken with the Lord Jesus. palsies, and that were lame, 17 Then laid they their hands were healed.

on them, and they received the 8 And there was great joy in Holy Ghost.

18 And when Simon saw, that 9 But there was a certain man through laying on of the apocalled Simon, which beforetime stles' hands the Holy Ghost was in the same city used sorcery, given, he offered them money, and bewitched the people of 19 Saying, Give me also this Samaria, giving out that him- power, that on whomsoever I lay self was some great one: hands, he may receive the Holy

10 To whom they all gave Ghost. heed, from the least to the 20 But Peter said unto him, greatest, saying; This man is Thy money perish with thee, the great power of God. because thou hast thought that

11 And to him they had the gift of God may be purchased regard, because that of long with money: time he had bewitched them 21 Thou hast neither part nor with sorceries.

lot in this matter: for thy heart 12 But when they believed is not right in the sight of God. Philip preaching the things con- 22 Repent therefore of this cerning the kingdom of God, I thy wickedness; and pray God,

that city.

Philip converteth and baptizeth CHAP. VIII.

an Ethiopian eunuch. af perhaps the thought of thine 32 The place of the scripture heart may be forgiven thee. which he read was this, He was

23 For I perceive that thou led as a sheep to the slaughter; art in the gall of bitterness, and and like a lamb dumb before the in the bond of iniquity. shearer, so opened he not his

24 Then answered Simon, and mouth: said, Pray ye to the Lord for me, 33 In his humiliation his that none of these things which judgement was taken away: and ye have spoken come upon me. who shall declare his generation?

25 And they, when they had for his life is taken from the testified and preached the word earth. of the Lord, returned to Jeru- 34 And the eunuch answered salem, and preached the gospel Philip, and said, I pray thee, of in many villages of the Sama- whom speaketh the prophet this? ritans.

of himself, or of some other man? 26

the

35 Lord spake unto Philip, saying, mouth, and began at the same Arise, and go toward the south, scripture, and preached unto him unto the way that goeth down Jesus. from Jerusalem unto Gaza, 36 And as they went on their which is desert.

way, they came unto a certain 27 And he arose and went: water: and the eunuch said, See, and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, here is water; what doth hinder an eunuch of great authority me to be baptized? under Candace queen of the 37 And Philip said, If thou

Ethiopians, who had the charge believest with all thine heart, of all her treasure, and had come thou mayest. And he answered to Jerusalem for to worship, and said, I believe that Jesus

28 Was returning; and, sitting Christ is the Son of God. in his chariot, read Esaias the 38 And he commanded the prophet.

chariot to stand still: and they 29 Then the Spirit said unto went down both into the water, Philip, Go near, and join thyself both Philip and the eunuch; to this chariot.

and he baptized him. 30 And Philip ran thither to 39 And when they were come him, and heard him read the up out of the water, the Spirit of prophet Esaias, and said, Under the Lord caught away Philip, that standest thou what thou readest? the eunuch saw him nomore; and

31 And he said, How can 1, he went on his way rejoicing. except some man should guide 40 But Philip was found at me? And he desired Philip that Azotus: and passing through, he would come up and sit with he preached in all the cities, till

he came to Cesarea.

him.

men

Saul's miraculous call

THE ACTS,

and conversion. CHAP. IX.

10 And there was a certain Saul's miraculous conversion. disciple at Damascus, named AND

ND Saul yet breathing out Ananias: and to him said the

threatenings and slaughter Lord in a vision, Ananias. And against the disciples of the Lord, he said, Behold, I am here, went unto the high priest,

Lord. 2 And desired of him letters 1 And the Lord said unto to Damascus to the synagogues, him, Arise, and go into the street that if he found any of this way, which is called Straight, and inwhether they were or quire in the house of Judas for women, he might bring them one called Saul of Tarsus: for, bound unto Jerusalem.

obehold, he prayeth, 3. And as he journeyed, he

12 And hath seen in a vision came near Damascus; and sud- a man named Ananias coming denly there shined round about in, and putting his hand on him, him a light from heaven: that he might receive his sight.

4 And he fell to the earth, 13 Then Ananias answered, and heard a voice saying unto Lord, I have heard by many of him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest this man, how much evil he hath thoume?

done to thy saints at Jerusalem: 5 And he said, Who art thou, 14 And here he hath authority Lord? And the Lord said, I am from the chief priests to bind all Jesus whom thou persecutest: it that call on thy name, is hard for thee to kick against 15 But the Lord said unto him,

Go thy way: for he is a chosen 6 And he trembling and vessel unto me, to bear my name astonished, said, Lord, what wilt before the Gentiles, and kings, thou have me to do? And the and the children of Israel: Lord said unto him, Arise, and 16 For I will shew him how go into the city, and it shall be great things he must suffer for told thee what thou must do. my name's sake.

7 And the men which jour- 17 And Ananias went his way, neyed with him stood speechless, and entered into the house; and hearing a voice; but seeing no putting his hands on him, said, man.

Brother Saul, the Lord, even 8 And Saul arose from the Jesus, that appeared unto thee earth; and when his eyes were in the way as thou camest, hath opened, he saw no mian: but sent me, that thou mightest they led him by the hand, and receive thy sight, and be filled brought him into Damascus. with the Holy Ghost.

9 And he was three days 18 And immediately there fell without sight, and neither did from his eyes as it had been eat nor drink.

scales; and he received sight

the pricks.

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CHAP. IX.

He preacheth Christ :

The Jews seek to kill him. forthwith, and arose, and was at Damascus in the name of baptized.

Jesus. 19 And when he had received 28 And he was with them meat, he was strengthened. coming in and going out at Then was Saul certain days Jerusalem. with the disciples which were 29 And he spake boldly in .at Damascus.

the name of the Lord Jesus, and 20 And straightway he preach- disputed against the Grecians: ed Christ in the synagogues, that but they went about to slay him. he is the Son of God.

30 Which when the brethren 21 But all that heard him were knew, they brought him down amazed, and said, Is not this to Cesarea, and sent him forth he that destroyed them which to Tarsus. called on this name in Jeru- 31 Then had the churches salem, and came hither for that rest throughout all Judea and intent, that he might bring them Galilee and Samaria, and were bound unto the chief priests? edified; and walking in the fear

22 But Saul increased the more of the Lord, and in the comfort in strength, and confounded the of the Holy Ghost, were multiJews which dwelt at Damascus, plied. proving that this is very Christ. 32 And it came to

pass, as 23 Ănd after that many days Peter passed throughout all quarwere fulfilled, the Jews took ters, he came down also to the counsel to kill him.

saints which dwelt at Lydda. 24 But their laying await 33 And there he found a cerwas known of Saul. And they tain man named Eneas, which watched the gates day and had kept his bed eight years, and night, to kill him.

was sick of the palsy. 25 Then the disciples took 34 And Peter said unto him, him by night, and let him down Eneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee by the wall, in a basket. whole; arise, and make thy bed.

26 And when Saul was come And he arose immediately to Jerusalem, he assayed to join 35 And all that dwelt in himself to the disciples : but Lydda and Saron saw him, and they were all afraid of him, turned to the Lord. and believed not that he was 36 g Now there was at Joppa a disciple.

a certain disciple named Tabitha, 27 But Barnabas took him, which by interpretation is called and brought him to the apostles, Dorcas: this woman was full of and declared unto them how he good works and alms-deeds which had seen the Lord in the way, she did. and that he had spoken to him, 37. And it came to pass in and how he had preached boldly those days, that she was sick,

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