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Stephen stoned.

CHAP. VIII. Simon the sorcerer baptized 57 Then they cried out with and women, committed them to a loud voice, and stopped their prison. ears, and ran upon him with 4 Therefore they that were one accord,

scattered abroad went every 58 And cast him out of the where preaching the word. city, and stoned him: and the 5 Then Philip went down to witnesses laid down their clothes the city of Samaria, and preachat a young man's feet, whose ed Christ unto them. name was Saul.

6 And the people with one ac59 And they stoned Stephen, cord gave heed unto those things calling upon God, and saying, which Philip spake, hearing and Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. seeing the miracles which he

60 And he kneeled down and did. cried with a loud voice, Lord, 7 For unclean spirits, crying lay not this sin to their charge. with loud voice, came out of And when he had said this, he many that were possessed with fell asleep

them: and many taken with

palsies, and that were lame, 1 By occasion of the persecution in Jerusalem, were healed. the church being planted in Samaria, 5 by

8 And there was great joy Philip the deacon, who preached, did miracles,

in and baptized many, among the rest Simon the that city. sorcerer, a great seducer of the people : 14 Peter and John come to confirm and enlarge the

9 But there was a certain church : where, by prayer and imposition of man, called Simon, which behands giving the Holy Ghost, 18 when Simon would have bought the like power of them, 20 foretime in the same city used Peter sharply reproving his hypocrisy, and sorcery, and bewitched the peotogether with John preaching the

word of the ple of Samaria, giving out that Lord, return to Jerusalem. 26 But the angel himself was some great one: sendeth Philip to teach, and baptize the Ethiopian eunuch.

10 To whom they all gave AN

ND Saul was consenting heed, from the least to the great

unto his death. And at est, saying, This man is the that time there was a great great power

of God.

. persecution against the church 11 And to him they had rewhich was at Jerusalem; and gard, because that of long time they were all scattered abroad he had bewitched them with throughout the regions of Ju- sorceries. dea and Samaria, except the 12 But when they believed apostles.

Philip, preaching the things 2 And devout men carried concerning the kingdom of God, Stephen to his burial,

his burial, and and the name of Jesus Christ, made great lamentation over they were baptized both men him.

and women. 3 As for Saul, he made havoc 13 Then Simon himself beof the church, entering into lieved also: and when he was every house, and baling men baptized, he continued with


on me.


Simon's hypocrisy reproved.

Philip converteth and baptizeth Philip, and wondered, beholding me, that none of these things the miracles and signs which which ye have spoken come upwere done.

14 Now when the apostles 25 And they, when they had which were at Jerusalem heard testified and preached the word that Samaria had received the of the Lord, returned to Jeruword of God, they sent unto salem, and preached the gospel them Peter and John:

in many villages of the Samari15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them 26 And the angel of the Lord that they might receive the spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, Holy Ghost:

and go toward the south, unto 16 (For as yet he was fallen the way that goeth down from upon none of them: only they Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is were baptized in the name of desert. the Lord Jesus.)

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27 And he arose, and went: 17 Then laid they their hands and behold, a man of Ethiopia, on them, and they received the an eunuch of great authority Holy Ghost.

under Candace queen of the 18 And when Simon saw that Ethiopians, who had the charge through laying on of the apos- of all her treasure, and had come tles' hands the Holy Ghost was to Jerusalem for to worship, given, he offered them money, 28 Was returning; and sitting

19 Saying, Give me also this in his chariot, read Esaias the power, that on whomsoever I prophet. lay hands, he may receive the 29 Then the Spirit said unto Holy Ghost.

Philip, Go near and join thyself 20 But Peter said unto him, to this chariot. Thy money perish with thee, 30 And Philip ran thither to because thou hast thought that him, and heard him read the the gift of God may be purchas- prophet Esaias, and said, Un

derstandest thou what thou 21 Thou hast neither part nor readest? lot in this matter : for thy heart 31 And he said, How can I, is not right in the sight of God. except some man should guide

22 Repent therefore of this me? And he desired Philip that thy wickedness, and pray God, he would come up, and sit with if perhaps the thought of thine him. heart may be forgiven thee. 32 The place of the scripture

23 For I perceive that thou art which he read was this, He was in the gall of bitterness, and in led as a sheep to the slaughter; the bond of iniquity.

and like a lamb dumb before 24 Then answered Simon, and his shearer, so opened he not said, Pray ye to the Lord for his mouth:

ed with money.


an Ethiopian eunuch.


The conversion of Saul. 33 In his humiliation his he escapeth both.

31 The church having

rest, Peter healeth Eneas of the palsy, 36 and judgment was taken away: and restoreth Tabitha to life. who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from AND Saul, yet breathing out the earth.

against the disciples of the Lord, 34 And the eunuch answered went unto the high priest, Philip, and said, I pray thee, 2 And desired of him letters of whom speaketh the prophet to Damascus to the synagogues, this? of himself, or of some that if he found any of this other man?

way, whether they were men or 35 Then Philip opened his women, he might bring them mouth, and began at the same bound unto Jerusalem. scripture, and preached unto 3 And as he journeyed, he him Jesus.

came near Damascus: and sud36 And as they went on their denly there shined round about way, they came unto a certain him a light from heaven: water: and the eunuch said, 4 And he fell to the earth, See, here is water; what doth and heard a voice saying unto hinder me to be baptized? him, Saul, Saul, why persecu

37 And Philip said, If thou test thou me? believest with allthine heart, thou 5 And he said, Who art thou, mayest. And he answered and Lord? And the Lord said, I said, I believe that Jesus Christ am Jesus whom thou persecuis the Son of God.

test. It is hard for thee to kick 38 And he commanded the against the pricks. chariot to stand still: and they 6 And he trembling, and as. went down both into the water, tonished, said, Lord, what wilt both Philip and the eunuch; thou have me to do? And the and he baptized him.

Lord said unto him, Arise, and 39 And when they were come go into the city, and it shall be up out of the water, the Spirit told thee what thou must do. of the Lord caught away Philip, And the men which jourthat the eunuch saw him no neyed with him stood speechmore: and he went on his way less, hearing a voice, but seeing rejoicing

40 But Philip was found at 8 And Saul arose from the Azotus: and passing through, he earth; and when his eyes were preached in all the cities, till he opened, he saw no man: but came to Cesarea.

they led him by the hand, and

brought him into Damascus. 1 Saul, going towards Damascus, 4 is stricken! 9. And he was three days doron to the earth, 10 is called to the apostle without sight, and neither did ship, 18 and is baptized by Ananias. 20 He

no man.

20 He eat nor drink. preacheth Christ boldly. 23 The Jews lay wait to kill him : 29 so do the Grecians, but

10 | And there was a certain


Ananias is sent to Saul,


The Jews seek to kill Saul.

disciple at Damascus, named forthwith, and arose, and was Ananias; and to him said the baptized. Lord in a vision, Ananias. And 19 And when he had received he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. meat, he

meat, he was strengthened. 11 And the Lord said unto Then was Saul certain days him, Arise, and go into the with the disciples which were street which is called Straight, at Damascus. and inquire in the house of Judas 20 And straightway he preachfor one called Saul of Tarsus: ed Christ in the synagogues, for behold, he prayeth,

that he is the Son of God. 12 And hath seen in a vision 21 But all that heard him a man named Ananias, coming were amazed, and said, Is not in, and putting his hand on this he that destroyed them him, that he might receive his which called on this name in sight.

Jerusalem, and came hither for 13 Then Ananias answered, that intent, that he might bring Lord, I have heard by many them bound unto the chief of this man, how much evil he priests? hath done to thy saints at Je- 22 But Saul increased the rusalem:

more in strength, and confound14 And here he hath authority | ed the Jews which dwelt at from the chief priests, to bind all Damascus, proving that this is that call on thy name.

15 But the Lord said unto 23 And after that many him, Go thy way: for he is a days were fulfilled, the Jews chosen vessel unto me, to bear | took counsel to kill him. my name before the Gentiles, 24 But their laying wait was and kings, and the children of known of Saul.

And they Israel.

watched the gates day and 16 For I will show him how night to kill him. great things he must suffer for 25 Then the disciples took my name's sake.

him by night, and let him down 17 And Ananias went his way, by the wall in a basket. and entered into the house: and 26 And when Saul was come putting his hands on him, said, to Jerusalem, he assayed to join Brother Saul, the Lord (even himself to the disciples : but Jesus that appeared unto thee they were all afraid of him, and in the way as thou camest) hath believed not that he was a dissent me, that thou mightest re- ciple. ceive thy sight, and be filled 27 But Barnabas took him, with the Holy Ghost.

and brought him to the apos18 And immediately there tles, and declared unto them fell from his eyes as it had been how he had seen the Lord in scales : and he received sight the way, and that he had spoken

very Christ.

Eneas cured of the palsy.


Tabitha raised to life. to him, and how he had preach- 37 And it came to pass in ed boldly at Damascus in the those days, that she was sick, ame of Jesus.

and died: whom when they had 28 And he was with them washed, they laid her in an up coming in and going out at Je- per chamber. rusalem.

38 And forasmuch as Lydda 29 And he spake boldly in was nigh to Joppa, and the disthe name of the Lord Jesus, and ciples had heard that Peter was disputed against the Grecians : there, they sent unto him two but they went about to slay him. men, desiring him that he would

30 Which when the brethren not delay to come to them. knew, they brought him down 39 Then Peter arose, and went to Cesarea, and sent him forth with them. When he was to Tarsus.

come, they brought him into 31 Then had the churches the upper chamber: and all the rest throughout all Judea, and widows stood by him weeping, Galilee, and Samaria, and were and shewing the coats and edified: and walking in the fear ments which Dorcas made, while of the Lord, and in the comfort she was with them. of the Holy Ghost, were multi- 40 But Peter put them all plied.

forth, and kneeled down, and 32 | And it came to pass, as prayed ; and turning him to Peter passed throughout all the body, said, Tabitha, arise. quarters, he came down also And she opened her eyes : and to the saints which dwelt at when she saw Peter, she sat Lydda.

up. 33 And there he found a cer- 41 And he gave her his hand, tain man named Eneas, which and lifted her up; and when he had kept his bed eight years, had called the saints and widand was sick of the palsy. ows, he presented her alive

34 And Peter said unto him, 42 And it was known throughEneas, Jesus Christ maketh out all Joppa : and many bethee whole : arise, and make lieved in the Lord. thy bed. And he arose imme- 43 And it came to pass, that diately.

he tarried many days in Joppa 35 And all that dwelt at with one Simon a tanner. Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned to the Lord.

1 Cornelius, a devout man, 5 being command36 9 Now there was at Joppa

eil by an angel, sendeth for Peter :

by a vision 15, 20 is taught not to despise a certain disciple named Tabi- the Gentiles. 34 As he preacheth Christ to

Cornelius and his company,

44 the Holy tha, which by interpretation is

Ghost falleth on them, 48 and they are called Dorcas; this woman was baptized.

(HERE was a certain man deeds which she did.



11 who

calle of good works and alms- ThinkCesarea, called Corne


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