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Many are converted CHAPTER II.

by Peter's wilt thou suffer thine Holy 37 | Now when they heard One to see corruption.

this, they were pricked in their 28 Thou hast made known heart, and said unto Peter and to me the ways of life; thou to the rest of the apostles, Men shalt make me full of joy with and brethren, what shall we thy countenance.

do? 29 Men and brethren, let me 38 Then Peter said unto freely speak unto you of the them, Repent, and be baptized patriarch David, that he is every one of you in the name both dead and buried, and his of Jesus Christ for the reinissepulchre is with us unto this sion of sins, and ye shall reday.

ceive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 30 Therefore being a prophet, 39 For the promise is unto and knowing that God had you, and to your children, and sworn with an oath to him, that to all that are afar off, even as of the fruit of his loins, accord- many as the Lord our God ing to the flesh, he would raise shall call. up Christ to sit on his throne; 40 And with many other

31 He, seeing this before, words did he testify and ex. spake of the resurrection of hort, saying, Save yourselves Christ, that his soul was not from this untoward generation. left in hell, neither his flesh 41 | Then they that gladly did see corruption.

received his word were bap32 This Jesus hath God rais-tized: and the same day there ed up, whereof we all are wit- were added unto them about nesses.

three thousand souls. 33 Therefore being by the 42 And they continued steadright hand of God exalted, and fastly in the apostles' doctrine having received of the Father and fellowship, and in breakthe promise of the Holy Ghost, ing of bread, and in prayers. he hath shed forth this, which

43 And fear came upon every ye now see and hear.

soul: and many wonders and 34 For David is not ascended signs were done by the aposinto the heavens: but he saith tles. himself, The Lord said unto 44 And all that believed were my Lord, Sit thou on my right together, and had all things hand,

common; 35 Until I make thy foes thy 45 And sold their possessions footstool.

and goods, and parted them to 36 Therefore let all the house all men, as every man had of Israel know assuredly, that need. God hath made that same Je. 46 And they, continuing daily sus, whom ye have crucified, with one accord in the temple, both Lord and Christ.

and breaking bread from house


A lame man healed.

Peter exhorteth. to house, did eat their meat and immediately his feet and with gladness and singleness ankle bones received strength. of heart,

8 And he leaping up stood, 47 Praising God, and having and walked, and entered with favour with all the people. them into the temple, walking, And the Lord added to the and leaping, and praising God. church daily such as should 9 And all the people saw him be saved.

walking and praising God:

10 And they knew that it CHAPTER III.

was he which sat for alms at 1 Peter, preaching to the people that came to see a lame man that had been healed, 12 pro- the Beautiful gate of the temfesseth the cure not to have been wrought by ple: and they were filled with God, and his Son Jesus, and through faith wonder and amazement at that in his name : 13 withal reprehending them which had happened unto him. for crucifying Jesus. 17 But because they did it through ignorance, 19 he exhorteth 11 And as the lame man them by repentance and faith to seek remis

which was healed held Peter sion of their sins, and salvation in the same Jesius.

and John, all the people ran TOW Peter and John went together unto them in the

up together into the tem- porch that is called Solomon's, ple at the hour of prayer, being greatly wondering. the ninth hour.

12 | And when Peter saw it, 2 And a certain man lame he answered unto the people, from his mother's womb was Ye men of Israel, why marvel carried, whom they laid daily ye at this ? or why look ye so at the gate of the temple earnestly on us, as though by which is called Beautiful, to our own power or holiness we ask alms of them that entered had made this man to walk? into the temple;

13 The God of Abraham, 3 Who, seeing Peter and John and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the about to go into the temple, God of our fathers, hath glori- . asked an alms.

fied his Son Jesus; whom ye 4 And Peter, fastening his delivered up, and denied him eyes upon him with John, in the presence of Pilate, when said, Look on us.

he was deterinined to let him 5 And he gave heed unto them, go. expecting to receive something 14 But ye denied the Holy of them.

One and the Just, and desired 6 Then Peter said, Silver and a murderer to be granted unto gold have I none; but such as

you; I have give I thee: In the 15 And killed the Prince of name of Jesus Christ of Naza- life, whom God hath raised reth rise up and walk.

from the dead; whereof we are 7 And he took him by the witnesses.

. right hand, and lifted him up: 16 And his name, through


the people to repent.

CHAPTER 1V. The rulers offended. faith in his name, hath made 25 Ye are the children of the this man strong, whom ye see prophets, and of the covenant and know: yea, the faith which God made with our fawhich is by him hath given thers, saying unto Abraham, him this perfect soundness in And in thy seed shall all the the presence of you all.

kindreds of the earth be blessed. 17 And now, brethren, I wot 26 Unto you first, God hav that through ignorance ye did | ing raised up his Son Jesus it, as did also your rulers. sent him to bless you, in turn

18 But those things, which ing away every one of you God before had shewed by the from his iniquities. mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath


1 The rulers, offended with Peter's sermon, 4 so fulfilled.

(though thousands of the people were convert19 | Repent ye therefore, and ed that heard the word,) imprison him and be converted, that your sins

John. 6 Upon examination Peter boldly,

avoucheth the lame man to have been healed may be blotted out, when the by the name of Jesus, and that by the same

Jesus only we must be eternally saved. 13 times of refreshing shall come They command him and John to preach no from the presence of the Lord ;

more in that name. 23 Whereupon the

church feeth to prayer : 31 and God, by 20 And he shall send Jesus

moving the place where they were assembled, Christ, which before was preach

testified that he heard their prayer : confirming the church with the gift of the Holy

Ghost, and with mutual love and charity. 21 Whom the heaven must ND as they spake unto the receive until the times of re- people, the priests, and the stitution of all things, which captain of the temple, and the God hath spoken by the mouth Sadducees, came upon them, of all his holy prophets since 2 Being grieved that they

taught the people, and preach22 For Moses truly said unto ed through Jesus the resurrecthe fathers, A Prophet shall tion from the dead. the Lord your God raise up 3 And they laid hands on unto you of your brethren, like them, and put them in hold unto me; him shall ye hear in unto the next day: for it was all things whatsoever he shall now eventide. say unto you.

4 Howbeit many of them 23 And it shall come to pass,

which heard the word beliey. that every soul, which will not ed; and the number of the hear that Prophet, shall be de- men was about five thousand. stroyed from among the people. 5 | And it came to pass on 24 Yea, and all the prophets the morrow, that their rulers, from Samuel and those that and elders, and scribes, follow after, as many as have

6 And Annas the high priest, spoken, have likewise foretold and Caiaphas, and John, and of these days.

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before the council. were of the kindred of the high manded them to go aside out priest, were gathered together of the council, they conferred at Jerusalem.

among themselves, 7 And when they had set 16 Saying, What shall we do them in the midst, they asked, to these men ? for that indeed By what power, or by what a notable miracle hath been name, have ye done this? done by them is manifest to all

8 Then Peter, filled with the them that dwell in Jerusalem; Holy Ghost, said unto them, and we cannot deny it. Ye rulers of the people, and 17 But that it spread no furelders of Israel,

ther among the people, let us 9 If we this day be examined straitly threaten them, that of the good deed done to the they speak henceforth to no impotent man, by what means man in this name. he is made whole;

18 And they called them, 10 Be it known unto you all, and commanded them not to and to all the people of Israel, speak at all nor teach in the that by the name of Jesus Christ name of Jesus. of Nazareth, whom ye crucifi- 19 But Peter and John an. ed, whom God raised from the swered and said unto them, dead, even by him doth this Whether it be right in the man stand here before you sight of God to hearken unwhole.

to you more than unto God, 11 This is the stone which judge ye. was set at nought 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 giv. go, finding nothing how they en among men, whereby we might punish thein, because must be saved.

of the people: for all men glo13 Now when they saw the rified God for that which was boldness of Peter and John, and done.

. perceived that they were un- 22 For the man was above learned and ignorant men, they forty years old, on whom this marvelled; and they took know- miracle of healing was shewed. ledge of them, that they had 23 | And being let go, they been with Jesus.

went to their own company, 14 And beholding the man and reported all that the chief which was healed standing priests and elders had said un- . with them, they could say no- to them. thing against it.

24 And when they heard that, 15 But when they had com. I they lifted up their voice to

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CHAPTER V. charity of the church. God with one accord, and said, 33 And with great power gave Lord, thou art God, which hast the apostles witness of the remade heaven, and earth, and surrection of the Lord Jesus: the sea, and all that in them is; and great grace was upon them

25 Who by the mouth of thy all. servant David hast said, Why 34 Neither was there any did the heathen rage, and the among them that lacked : for people imagine vain things? as many as were possessors of

26 The kings of the earth lands or houses sold them, and stood up, and the rulers were brought the prices of the things gathered together against the that were sold, Lord, and against his Christ. 35 And laid them down at

27 For of a truth against thy the apostles' feet: and distri. holy child Jesus, whom thou bution was made unto every hast anointed, both Herod, and man according as he had need. Pontius Pilate, with the Gen- 36 And Joses, who by the tiles, and the people of Israel, apostles was surnamed Barnawere gathered together, bas, (which is, being interpret

28 For to do whatsoever thyed, The son of consolation,) a hand and thy counsel determin- Levite, and of the country of ed before to be done.

Cyprus, 29 And now, Lord, behold 37 Having land, sold it, and their threatenings: and grant brought the money, and laid unto thy servants, that with it at the apostles' feet. all boldness they may speak thy word,

CHAPTER V. 30 By stretching forth thine

1 Ananias and Sapphira his wife lie to the

Holy Ghost, and at Peter's rebuke fall down hand to heal; and that signs dead. 12 The apostles work many miracles ; and wonders may be done by

17 and are again imprisoned, 19 but are de

livered by an angel, bidding them to preach the name of thy holy child Je. openly to all. 21 After teaching according

ly in the temple, 29 and before the council,

33 they are in danger of being killed; but, 31 And when they had pray- through the advice of Gamaliel, they are

40 They are beaten; for which ed, the place was shaken where

they glorify God, and cease no day from they were assembled together; preaching

UT a certain man named the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. / his 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 any of them that aught of the part, and laid it at the apostles' things which he possessed was feet. his own; but they had all 3 But Peter said, Ananias, things common.

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