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The lame man healed

CHAP. III.

by Peter and John. 2 And a certain man lame Ye men of Israel, why marvel from his motber's womb was ye at this ? or why look ye so carried, whom they laid daily earnestly on us, as though by at the gate of the temple which our own power or holiness we is called Beautiful, to ask alms had made this man to walk ? of them that entered into the 13 The God of Abraham, and temple;

of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God 3 Who, seeing Peter and John of our fathers hath glorified his about to go into the temple, ask- Son Jesus ; whom

ye

delivered ed an alms.

up, and denied him in the pres4 And Peter fastening his ence of Pilate, when he was eyes upon him with John, said, determined to let him

go. Look on us.

14 But ye denied the Holy 5 And he gave heed unto One, and the Just, and desired them, expecting to receive some- a murderer to be granted unto thing of them.

you; 6 Then Peter said, Silver and 15 And killed the Prince of gold have I none; but such as life, whom God hath raised from I have give I thee : In the name the dead; whereof we are witof Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise nesses. up and walk

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

8 And he, leaping up, stood, perfect soundness in the presand walked, and entered with ence of

ence of you all. them into the temple, walking, 17 And now, brethren, I wot and leaping, and praising God. that through ignorance ye did

9 And all the people saw him it, as did also your rulers. walking and praising God : 18 But those things which

10 And they knew that it God before had shewed by the was he which sat for alms at mouth of all his prophets, that the Beautiful gate of the tem- | Christ should suffer, he hath so ple: and they were filled with fulfilled. wonder and amazement at that 19 | Repent ye therefore, and which had happened unto him. be converted, that your sins may

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

12 And when Peter saw it, ed unto you: he answered unto the people, 21 Whom the heaven must

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Peter's exhortation

THE ACTS. Peter and John imprisoned. receive, until the times of resti | AND as they spake unto

, hath spoken by the mouth of and the captain of the temple, all his holy prophets, since the and the Sadducees came upon world began.

them, 22 For Moses truly said unto 2 Being grieved that they the fathers, A Prophet shall the taught the people, and preached Lord your God raise up unto through Jesus the resurrection you, of your brethren, like unto from the dead . me; him shall ye hear in all 3 And they laid hands on things, whatsoever he shall say them, and put them in hold

unto the next day : for it was 23 And it shall come to pass, now even-tide. that every soul which will not 4 Howbeit, many of them hear that Prophet, shall be de- which heard the word, believed; stroyed from among the people. and the number of the men

24 Yea, and all the prophets was about five thousand. from Samuel, and those that 5 9 And it came to pass on follow after, as many as have the morrow, that their rulers, spoken, have likewise foretold and elders, and scribes, of these days.

6 And Annas the high priest, 25 Ye are the children of the and Caiaphas, and John, and prophets, and of the covenant Alexander, and as many

many as which God made with our fa- | were of the kindred of the thers, saying unto Abraham, high priest, were gathered toAnd in thy seed shall all the gether at Jerusalem. kindreds of the earth be blessed. 7 And when they had set

26 Unto you first, God hav- them in the midst, they asked, ing raised up his Son Jesus, | By what power, or by what sent him to bless you, in turn- name have ye done this? ing away every one of you from 8 Then Peter, filled with the his iniquities.

Holy Ghost, said unto them,
Ye rulers of the people, and

elders of Israel, | The rulers of the Jews offended with Peter's 9 If we this day be examined

sermon, 4 (though thousands of the people of the good deed done to the prison him and John. 5 After, upon exami- impotent man, by what means to be healed by the name of Jesus, and that he is made whole; by the same Jesus only we must be eternally 10 Be it known unto you all, saved, 13 they command him and John to preach no more in that name, adding also and to all the people of Israel, threatening,, 23 whereupon the church ficeth that by the name

the name of Jesus to prayer. 31 And God, by moving the place Christ of Nazareth, whom ye where they were assembled, testified that he heard their prayer : confirming the church crucified, whom God raised from with the gift of the Holy Ghost, and with rrestual love and charity.

the dead, even by him doth

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Peter's defence.

The church prayeth to God. this man stand here before you / sight of God to hearken unto whole,

you more than unto God, judge 11 This is the stone which ye. was set at naught of you build- 20 For we cannot but speak ers, which is become the head | the things which we have seen of the corner.

and heard. 12 Neither is there salvation 21 So when they had further in any other: for there is none threatened them, they let them other name under heaven given go, finding nothing how they among men, whereby we must might punish them, because of be saved.

the people : for all men glorified 13 | Now when they saw God for that which was done. the boldness of Peter and John, 22 For the man was above and perceived that they were forty years old on whom this unlearned and ignorant men, miracle of healing was shewed.

; knowledge of them, that they went to their own company, had been with Jesus.

and reported all that the chief 14 And beholding the man priests and elders had said unwhich was healed standing with to them. them, they could say nothing 24 And when they heard against it.

that, they lifted up their voice 15 But when they had com- 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 did the heathen rage, and the all them that dwell in Jerusa- people imagine vain things ? lem, 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 Buit 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 mined before to be done.

The unity of the church.

THE ACTS. Sin of Ananias and Sapphira. 29 And now, Lord, behold , brought the money, and laid it their threatenings: and grant at the apostles' feet. unto thy servants, that with all

CHAP. V. boldness they may speak thy 1 After that Ananias and Sapphira his wife word,

for their hypocrisy at Peter's rebuke had

fallen down dead, 12 and that the rest of the 30 By stretching forth thy apostles had wrought many miracles, 14 to hand to heal; and that signs and the increase of the faith : 17 the apostles are

again imprisoned,' 19 but delivered by an wonders may be done by the

angel bidding them to preach openly to all : name of thine holy child Jesus. 21 when, after their teaching accordingly in

the temple, 29 and before the council, 33 31 | And when they had

they are in danger to be killed, through the prayed, the place was shaken advice of Gamaliel, a great counsellor among

the Jews, they be kept alive, 40 and are but where they were assembled to- beaten : for which they glorify God, and gether; and they were all filled cease no day from preaching. with the Holy Ghost, and they Bu

UT a certain man named spake the word of God with Ananias, with Sapphira his boldness.

wife, sold a possession, 32 And the multitude of them 2 And kept back part of the that believed were of one heart, price, (his wife also being privy and of one soul: neither said to it,) and brought a certain part, any of them that aught of the and laid it at the apostles' feet. things which he possessed was 3 But Peter said, Ananias, his own; but they had all things why hath Satan filled thine

heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, 33 And with great power gave and to keep back part of the the apostles witness of the resur- price of the land ? rection of the Lord Jesus and 4 While it remained, was it great grace was upon them all. not thine own ? and after it was

34 Neither was there any sold, was it not in thine own among them that lacked : for as power? why hast thou conceived many as were possessors of lands this thing in thine heart ? thou or houses sold them, and brought hast not lied unto men, but unto the prices of the things that God. were sold

5 And Ananias hearing these 35 And laid them down at the words, fell down, and gave up apostles' feet: and distribution the ghost. And great fear came was made unto every man ac

on all them that heard these cording as he had need. things.

36 And Joses, who by the 6 And the young men arose, apostles was surnamed Barna-wound him up, and carried him bas, (which is, being interpreted, out, and buried him. The son of consolation,) a Le- 7 And it was about the space vite, and of the country of Cy- of three hours after, when his prus,

wife, not knowing what was 37 Having land, sold it, and I done, came in.

common.

The apostles work many miracles. CHAP. V.

The apostles imprisoned. 8 And Peter answered unto up, and all they that were with her, Tell me whether ye sold the him, (which is the sect of the land for so much? And she said, Sadducees,) and were filled Yea, for so much.

with indignation, 9 Then Peter said unto her, 18 And laid their hands on the How is it that ye have agreed apostles, and put them in the together to tempt the Spirit of common prison. the Lord ? behold, the feet of 19 But the angel of the Lord them which have buried thy by night opened the prisonhusband are at the door, and doors, and brought them forth, shall carry thee out.

and said,

10 Then fell she down straight-20 Go, stand and speak in

way at his feet, and yielded up the temple to the people all the the ghost. And the young men words of this life. came in, and found her dead, 21 And when they heard that, and carrying her forth, buried they entered into the temple her by her husband.

early in the morning, and taught. 11 And great fear came upon But the high priest came, and all the church, and upon as ma- they that were with him, and ny as heard these things. called the council together, and

12 And by the hands of the all the senate of the children of apostles were many signs and Israel, and sent to the prison to wonders wrought among the have them brought. people ; (and they were all with 22 But when the officers came, one accord in Solomon's porch. and found them not in the pris

13 And of the rest durst no on, they returned, and told, man join himself to them: but 23 Saying, The prison truly the people magnified them. found we shut with all safety,

14 And believers were the and the keepers standing withmore added to the Lord, multi-out before the doors : but when tudes both of men and women ;) we had opened, we found no man

15 Insomuch that they brought within. forth the sick into the streets, 24 Now when the high priest, and laid them on beds and and the captain of the temple, couches, that at the least the and the chief priests heard shadow of Peter passing by these things, they doubted of might overshadow some of them. them whereunto this would

16 There came also a multi- grow. tude out of the cities round about 25 Then came one and told unto Jerusalem, bringing sick them, saying, Behold, the men folks, and them which were vex- whom ye put in prison are standed with unclean spirits; and ing in the temple, and teaching they were healed every one. 17 9 Then the high priest rose 26 Then went the captain

the people.

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