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THE ACTS.

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Christ's charge to Peter.

His curiosity rebuked. 16 He saith to him again the seeth the disciple whom Jesus second time, Simon son of Jonas, loved, following ; (which also lovest thou me? He saith unto leaned on his breast at supper, him, Yea, Lord : thou knowest and said, Lord, which is he that that I love thee. He saith unto betrayeth thee ?) him, Feed my sheep.

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

18 Verily, verily, I say unto Jesus said not unto him, He thee, When thou wast young, shall not die ; but, If I will that thou girdedst thyself, and walk- he tarry till I come, what is that edst whither thou wouldest: but to thee? when thou shalt be old, thou 24 This is the disciple which shalt stretch forth thy hands, testifieth of these things, and and another shall gird thee, and wrote these things: and we carry thee whither thou wouldest know that his testimony is true.

25 And there are also many 19 This spake he signifying other things which Jesus did, by what death he should glorify the which, if they should be God. And when he had spoken written every one, I suppose this, he saith unto him, Follow that even the world itself could

not contain the books that should 20 Then Peter, turning about, I be written. Amen.

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I THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES.

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CHAP. I.

HE former treatise have I | Christ, preparing his apostles to the behold- made, 0 Theophilus, of all

ing of his ascension, gathereth them together that Jesus began both to do and into the mount Olivet, commandeth them to expect in Jerusalem the sending down of the Holy Ghost, promiseth after few days to 2 Until the day in which he send it : by virtue whereof they should be witnesses unto him, even to the utmost parts was taken up, after that he of the earth. 9 After his ascension they are through the Holy Ghost had warned by two angels to depart, and to set their minds upon his second coming. 12 They given commandments unto the accordingly return, and, giving themselves apostles whom he had chosen : lo prayer, choose Matthias apostle in the place of Judas.

3 To whom also he shewed

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of me.

Christ, after his resurrection,

instructeth his apostles. himself alive after his passion, | into heaven, shall so come in like by many infallible proofs, being manner as ye have seen him go seen of them forty days, and into heaven. speaking of the things pertain- 12 Then returned they unto ing to the kingdom of God: Jerusalem, from the mount call

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

drew, Philip, and Thomas, Bar5 For John truly baptized tholomew, and Matthew, James with water; but ye shall be bap- the son of Alpheus, and Simon tized with the Holy Ghost not Zelotes, and Judas the brother many days hence.

of James. 6 When they therefore were 14 These all continued with come together, they asked of one accord in prayer and suphim, saying, Lord, wilt thou at plication, with the women, and this time restore again the king- Mary the mother of Jesus, and doin to Israel?

with his brethren, 7 And he said unto them, It 15 | And in those days Peter is not for you to know the times stood up in the midst of the disor the seasons which the Father ciples, and said, (the number of hath put in his own power. the names together were about

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

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

10 And while they looked 18 Now this man purchased steadfastly toward heaven as he a field with the reward of iniwent up, behold, two men stood quity; and falling headlong, he by them in white apparel ; burst asunder in the midst, and

11 Which also said, Ye men all his bowels gushed out. of Galilee, why stand ye gazing 19 And it was known unto all up

into heaven ? this same Je- the dwellers at Jerusalem ; insosus which is taken up from you much as that field is called in

ance.

Matthias is chosen by lot.

THE ACTS. The descent of the Holy Ghost. their proper tongue, Aceldama, | AND when the day of Pen

is , . tecost was fully come, they 20 For it is written in the were all with one accord in one book of Psalms, Let his habi- place. tation be desolate, and let no 2 And suddenly there came man dwell therein : and, His a sound from heaven, as of a bishoprick let another take. rushing mighty wind, and it

21 Wherefore of these men filled all the house where they which have companied with us, were sitting. all the time that the Lord Jesus 3 And there appeared unto went in and out among us, them cloven tongues like as of

22 Beginning from the bap- fire, and it sat upon each of tism of John, unto that same day them. that he was taken up from us, 4 And they were all filled must one be ordained to be a wit- with the Holy Ghost, and beness with us of his resurrection. gan to speak with other tongues,

23 And they appointed two, as the Spirit gave them utterJoseph called Barsabas,who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. And there were dwelling at

24 And they prayed, and said, Jerusalem Jews, devout men, Thou, Lord, which knowest the out of every nation under heavhearts of all men, shew whether en. of these two thou hast chosen, 6 Now when this was noised

25 That he may take part of abroad, the multitude came tothis ministry and apostleship, gether, and were confounded, from which Judas by transgres- because that every man heard sion fell, that he might go to his them speak in his own language . own place.

7 And they were all amazed, 26 And they gave forth their and marvelled, saying one to lots; and the lot fell upon Mat- another, Behold, are not all thias ; and he was numbered these which speak, Galileans ? with the eleven apostles.

8 And how hear we every

man in our own tongue, where1 The apostles, filled with the Holy Ghost,

in we were born ? and speaking diders languages, are admired 9 Parthians, and Medes, and by some, and derided by others. 1. Whom Elamites, and the dwellers in thes spake by the porter of the Holy Ghost

, Mesopotamia, and in Judea, into heaven, had poured down the same Holy and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Ghost, and was the Messias, a man knoon Asia, to them to be approved of God by his miracles, wonders, and signs, and not crucified

10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, without his determinate counsel and fore in Egypt, and in the parts of knowledge : 37 he baptizeth a great number

41 Who afterwards Libya about Cyrene, and stran- . devoutly and charitably converse together : gers of Rome, Jews and prosthe apostles working many miracles, and God daily mcreasing his church.

CHAP. II.

elytes,

that were conderted.

Peter's sermon on

CHAP. II.

the day of Pentecost. 11 Cretes and Arabians, we do these words; Jesus of Nazareth, hear them speak in our tongues a man approved of God among the wonderful works of God. you by miracles, and wonders,

12 And they were all amazed, and signs, which God did by and were in doubt, saying one him in the midst of you, as ye to another, What meaneth this? yourselves also know:

13 Others mocking, said, These 23 Him, being delivered by the men are full of new wine. determinate counsel and fore

14 | But Peter, standing up knowledge of God, ye have tawith the eleven, lifted up his ken, and by wicked hands have voice, and said unto them, Ye crucified and slain : men of Judea, and all ye that 24 Whom God hath raised dwell at Jerusalem, be this up, having loosed the pains of known unto you, and hearken death: because it was not posto my words:

sible that he should be holden 15 For these are not drunken, of it. as ye suppose, seeing it is but 25 For David speaketh conthe third hour of the day. cerning him, I foresaw the Lord

16 But this is that which was always before my face; for he spoken by the prophet Joel, is on my right hand, that I

17 And it shall come to pass should not be moved : in the last days, saith God, I 26 Therefore did my heart rewill pour out of my Spirit upon joice, and my tongue was glad; all flesh: and your sons and moreover also, my flesh shall your daughters shall prophesy, rest in hope: and your young men shall see 27 Because thou wilt not leave' visions, and your old men shall my soul in hell, neither wilt dream dreams :

thou sufferthine Holy Oneto see 18 And on my servants, and corruption. on my hand-maidens, I will pour 28 Thou hast made known to out in those days of my Spirit; me the ways of life; thou shalt and they shall prophesy:. make me full of joy with thy

19 And I will shew wonders countenance. in heaven above, and signs in 29 Men and brethren, let me the earth beneath ; blood, and freely speak unto you of the fire, and vapour of smoke. patriarch David, that he is both

20 The sun shall be turned dead and buried, and his sepulinto darkness, and the moon in- chre is with us unto this day. to blood, before that great and 30 Therefore being a prophet, notable day of the Lord come. and knowing that God had

21 And it shall come to pass, sworn with an oath to him, that that whosoever shall call on the of the fruit of his loins, accordname of the Lord, shall be saved. ing to the flesh, he would raise 22 Ye men of Israel, hear up Christ to sit on his throne;

nesses.

Many are converted

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by Peter's preaching 31 He seeing this before, spake | ing, Save yourselves from this of the resurrection of Christ, untoward generation. that his soul was not left in hell, 41 | Then they that gladly reneither his flesh did see corrup-ceived his word, were baptized : tion.

and the same day there were 32 This Jesus hath God rais-added unto them about three ed up, whereof we all are wit- thousand souls.

42 And they continued stead33 Therefore being by the fastly in the apostles' doctrine right hand of God exalted, and and fellowship, and in breaking having received of the Father of bread, and in prayers. the promise of the Holy Ghost, 43 And fear came upon every he hath shed forth this, which soul: and many wonders and ye now see and hear.

signs were done by the apos34 For David is not ascended tles. into the heavens, but he saith 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 daily of Israel know assuredly, that with one accord in the temple, God hath made that same Jesus and breaking bread from house whom ye have crucified, both to house, did eat their meat Lord and Christ.

with gladness and singleness of 37 I Now when they heard heart, this, they were pricked in their 47 Praising God, and having heart, and said unto Peter and to favour with all the people. And the 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 them, Repent, and be baptized every

1 Peter preaching to the people that came to see

a lame man restored to his feet, 12 professeth one of you in the name of Jesus

the cure not to have been wrought by his or Christ, for the remission of sins, John's own poroer, or holiness, but by God,

and his Son Jesus, and through suich in his and ye shall receive the gift of

13 withal reprehending them for cruthe Holy Ghost.

cifying Jesus.

17 Which because they did it

through ignorance, and that thereby were ful39 For the promise is unto filled God's determinate counsel, and the scrip

tures : 19 he exhorteth them by repentance you, and to your children, and

und faith to seck remission of their sins, and to all that are afar off, even as

TOW Peter and John went call.

up the 40 And with many other words ple, at the hour of prayer, being did he testify and exhort, say- the ninth hour.

CHAP. III.

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salvation in the same Jesus.

many as the Lord our God shall NOW Peter and Johne went

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