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a bush.

31 When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the Lord came unto him,


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32 Saying, I am the God of thy Heb. 11. 16. fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold.

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Stephen's apology.

43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.


44 Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, 2 Or, who that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen..

45 Which also our fathers 3 that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David;

46 'Who found favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.

47 But Solomon built him an



b Ex. 25. 40. & 26. 30. Heb. 8. 5.

Josh. 8. 14.
Or, having


Neb.9.24. & 78. 55.

PB. 44. 2.

ch. 13. 19.

118am.16.1. P. 89. 19.

2 Sam. 7. 1.

ch. 13. 22. m 1 Kings 8. 17.

1 Chr. 22.7. Ps. 132.4, 5.

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Philip baptizeth


8 ch. 9. 40. & 20. 36. & 21. 5.

b Matt.5.44. Luke 6. 28. & 23. 34.



60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.


1 By occasion of the persecution in Jerusalem, the church being planted in Samaria, 5 by Philip the deacon, who preached, did miracles, and baptized many, among the rest Simon the sorcerer, a great seducer of the people 14 Peter and John come to confirm and enlarge the church: where, by prayer and imposition of hands giving the Holy Ghost, 18 when Simon would have bought the like power of them, 20 Peter sharply reproving his hypocrisy, and covetousness, and exhorting him to repentance, together with John preaching the word of the Lord, return to Jerusalem. 26 But the angel sendeth Philip to teach, and baptize the Ethiopian eunuch. D. a Saul was consenting unto AND his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; b ch. 11. 19. and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judæa and Samaria, except the apostles.

A.D. 34.

ach. 7.58. & 22. 20.

2 And devout men carried Stephen Gen. 23. 2. to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.

& 50. 10.

2 Sam. 3.81.

d ch. 7.58. & 9. 1, 13, 21. & 22. 4. & 26. 10, 11.

Gal. 1. 13.

3 As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every 1 Cor. 15.9. house, and haling men and women cómmitted them to prison. 4 Therefore • they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.

Phil. 3. 6.

1 Tim. 1. 13.

• Matt. 10. 23.

ch. 11. 19.

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Simon the sorcerer.


13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs Gr. signs which were done.

14 Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:

15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, 'that they might receive the Holy Ghost:

and great miracles.

1 ch. 2. 88.

m ch. 19. 2. n Matt. 28.


16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only "they were baptized in the name of the ch. 2. 88. Lord Jesus.)

o ch. 10. 48. & 19. 5.

p ch. 6. 6. & 19. 6.

17 Then Plaid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Heb. 6. 2. Ghost.

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 power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.

20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because a thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with


21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God.

Matt. 10.8.

See 2 Kings

5. 16.

r ch. 2. 38.

& 10. 45. & 11. 17.

2 Tim. 2. 25.

22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if per- Dan. 4.27. haps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.

23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the Heb. 12. bond of iniquity.


u Gen. 20.7, 17.

24 Then answered Simon, and said, "Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of these things which ye Exod. 8. 8. have spoken come upon me.

Num. 21.7. 1 Kings 13.


Job 42. 8.

25 And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Jam. 5. 16. Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans.

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30 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, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.

32 The place of the scripture Ls. 53. 7,8. 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:

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33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.

34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?

35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.

36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; bwhat doth hinder me to be baptized? 37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, d I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized 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.

The conversion of Saul.

3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:


b ch. 22. 6. & 26. 12.

4 And he fell to the earth, and 1 Cor. 15. 8. heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

• Matt. 25. 40, &c.

5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: a it is hard for theeach. 5. 89. to kick against the pricks.

• Luke 8.10. ch. 2. 37. &

6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, 16. 80. Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. 7 And the men which journeyed Dan. 10.7. with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.

8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.

9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.

See ch. 29.9.

& 26. 13.

10 T And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; ch. 22. 13. and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.

11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, hof Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, ch. 21. 29. 12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.

& 22. 8.

13 Then Ananias answered, Lord,
I have heard by many of this man,
'how much evil he hath done to thy ver. 1.
saints at Jerusalem:

14 And here he hath authority
40 But Philip was found at Azo- from the chief priests to bind all
tus: and passing through he preach-that call on thy name.
ed in all the cities, till he came to

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ND Saul, yet breathing out

1 Tim. 1. 18.gainst the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,

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2 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 Jerusalem.

15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and "kings, and the children of Israel:

16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.

17 P And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and

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putting his hands on him said, Bro-2 ch. 25. 2. ther Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.

18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales:

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ch. 29. 13,

9 ch. 8. 17.

r ch. 2. 4.

& 4.31.

& 8.17. & 18. 52.

The Jews seek to kill him.



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and he received sight forthwith, and Æneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee and was baptized. whole arise, and make thy bed. 19 And when he had received And he arose immediately. 8 ch. 26. 20. meat, he was strengthened.

t ch. 8. 87.

a ch. 8. 8. ver. 1. Gal. 1. 18, 23.



35 And all that dwelt at Lydda and
was Saul certain days with the dis-Saron saw him, and turned to the
ciples which were at Damascus.

20 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God.

21 But all that heard him were amazed, and said; " Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests? 22 But Saul increased the more in ch. 18. 28. strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.

A.D. 37. y ch. 23. 12. & 25.3.

23 And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took 2 Cor.11. 26. counsel to kill him:

& 2 Cor. 11. 32.

a So

Josh. 2. 15. 1 Sam. 19. 12.

b ch. 22. 17. Gal. 1. 17, 18.

e ch. 4. 36. & 13. 2.

d ver. 20, 22.

e Gal. 1. 18.

fch. 6. 1. & 11. 20. 8 ver. 29. 2 Cor. 11. 26.

b See ch. 8. 1.

A. D. 38.

1 ch. 8. 14.

24 But their laying await was known of Saul. And they watched the gates day and night to kill him.

25 Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall

in a basket.

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38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them. 8 Or, be 39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.

40 But Peter Pput them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she

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HERE was a certain man in
Cæsarea called Cornelius, a
centurion of the band called the
Italian band,

2 A devout man, and one that
bfeared God with all his house, which
gave much_alms to the people, and
prayed to God alway.

3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.

4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? him, | And he said unto him, Thy prayers

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4 ch. 9. 43.

5 And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter:

6 He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea ch. 11. 14. side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do.

fch. 11. 5, &C.

e ch. 7. 56. Rev. 19. 11.

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10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,

11 Ánd saw heaven opened and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:

12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.

14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; b for I have never eaten any thing Deut. 14. 3, that is common or unclean.

b Lev. 11.4. & 20. 25.


Ezek. 4. 14.

I Matt. 15. 11.

ver. 28.

Rom. 14. 14, 17, 20. 1 Cor. 10.25. 1 Tim. 4. 4. Tit. 1. 15.

15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, 'What God hath cleansed, that call not thou

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19 ¶ While Peter thought on the ch. 11. 12. vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee.

1 ch. 15. 7. 20 Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them. 21 Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from

Peter preacheth Christ to


Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am ANNO he whom ye seek: what is the cause wherefore ye are come?


a ch. 22. 12.

22 And they said, "Cornelius them ver. 1, 2, centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and "of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee.

23 Then called he them in, and lodged them. And on the morrow Peter went away with them, and over. 45. certain brethren from Joppa accompanied him.

24 And the morrow after they entered into Cæsarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and had called together his kinsmen and near friends.

25 And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.

ch. 11. 12.

p ch.14. 14, 15.

26 But Peter took him up, saying, P Stand up; I myself also am a man. 27 And as he talked with him, he Rev. 19. 10. went in, and found many that were come together:

28 And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.

29 Therefore came I unto you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me?

30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing,

31 And said, Cornelius, " thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of

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