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Peter's sermon.

The Acts. Peter & John imprisoned. determined to let him go.llow after, as many as have spo

14 Butye denied the Holy One; ken, have likewise foretold of and the Just, and desired a mur-these days. derer to be granted unto you;

25 Ye are the children of the 15 And killed the Prince of prophets, and of the covenant life, whom God hath raised from which God made with our fathe dead; whereof we are wit-thers, saying unto Abraham, And nesses.

in thy seed shall all the kindreds 16 And his name, through faith of the earth be blessed. in his name, hath made this man 16 Unto you first, God, having strong, whom ye see and know ; raised up his Son Jesus, sent him yea, the faith which is by him to bless you, in turning away hath given him this perfect sound- every one of you from his iniquiness in the presence of you all. ties. 17 And now, brethren, I wot

CHAP. IV. that through ignorance ye did it, Peter and John imprisoned.

ND, as they spake unto God before had shewed by the captain of the temple, and the mouth of all his prophets, that Sadducees, came upon them, Christ should suffer, he hath so 2 Being grieved that they taught fulfilled.

the people, and preached through 19 1 Repent ye, therefore, and Jesus the resurrection from the be converted, that your sins may dead. be blotted out, when the times of 3 And they laid hands on refreshing shall come from the them, and put them in hold unto presence of the Lord;

the next day: for it was now 20 And he shall send Jesusleven-tide. Christ, which before was preach- 4 Howbeit many of them which ed unto you:

heard the word, believed; and 21 Whom the heaven must re- the number of the men was about ceive until the times of restitu- five thousand. tion of all things, which God hath 5 | And it came to pass on the spoken by the mouth of all his morrow, that their rulers, and elholy prophets since the world be- ders, and scribes, gan.

6 And Annas the high priest, 22 For Moses truly said unto and Caiaphas, and John, and the fathers, A Prophet shall the Alexander, and as many as were Lord your Godraise up unto you of the kindred of the high priest, of your brethren, like unto me; were gathered together at Jerusahim shall ye hear in all things, lem. whatsoever he shall say unto 7 And when they had set them you.

in the midst, they asked, By what 23 And it shall come to pass, power, or by what name, have ye that every soul, which will not done this? hear that prophet, shall be de- 8 Then Peter, filled with the stroyed from among the people. Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye

24 Yea, and all the prophets rulers of the people, and elders of from Samuel, and those that fol- Israel,

The apostles threatened. Chap. iv.

T be church's prayer. 9 If we this day be examined of 19 But Peter and John answerthe good deed done to the impo- ed, and said unto them, Whether tent man, by what means he is it be right in the sight of God to made whole;

hearken unto you more than unto 10 Be it known unto you all, God, judge ye. and to all the people of Israel, 20 For we cannot but speak that by the name of Jesus Christ the things which we have seen of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, and heard. whom God raised from the dead, 21 So, when they had further even by him doth this man stand threatened them, they let them here before you whole.

go, finding nothing how they 11 This is the stone which was mightpunish them, because of the set at nought of you builders, people: for all men glorified God which is become the head of the for that which was done. corner.

22 For the man was above for12 Neither is there salvation in ty years old, on whom this miraany other : for there is none other cle of healing was shewed. name under heaven giyen among 23 | And, being let go, they men, whereby we must be saved. went to their own company, and

13 | Now when they saw the reported all that the chief priests, boliness of Peter and John, and and elders had said unto them. perceived that they were unlearn- 24 And, when they heard that, ed and ignorant men, they mar- they lifted up their voice to God veiled ; and they took knowledge with one accord, and said, Lord, of them, that they had been with thou art God, which hast made Jesus.

heaven, and earth, and the sea, 14 And beholding the man and all that in them is : which was healed standing with 25 Who by the mouth of thy them, they could say nothing servant David hast said, Why against it.

did the heathen rage, and the peo15 But when they had com-ple imagine vain things ? manded them to go aside out of 26 The kings of the earth stood the council, they conferred up, and the rulers were gathered among themselves,

together against the Lord, and 16 Saying, what shall we do to against his Christ. these men ? for that indeed a no- 27 For, of a truth, against thy table miracle hath been done by holy child Jesus, whom thou hast them is manifest to all them that anointed, both Herod and Pontidwell in Jerusalem; and we can- us Pilate, with the Gentiles, and not deny it.

the people of Israel, were gather17 But, that it spread no further ed together, among the people, let us straitly 28 For to do whatsoever thy threaten them, that they speak hand and thy counsel determined henceforth to no man in this before' to be done.

29 And now,' Lord, behold 13 And they called them, and their threatenings: and grant unto commanded them not to speak thy servants, that with all boldat all, nor teach in the name of Je-ness they may speak thy word, sus.

30 By stretching forth thine

name.

Ananias and

The Acts.

Sapphire. hand to heal; and that signs and back part of the price of the land ? wonders may bedone by the name 4 Whilst it remained, was it of thy holy child Jesus.

not thine own ? and after it was 31 | And, when they had pray-sold, was it not in thine own pow. ed, the place was shaken where er? why hast thou conceived this they were assembled together; thing in thine heart? thou hast and they were all filled with the not lied unto men, but unto God. Holy Ghost, and they spake the 5 And Ananias, hearing these word of God with boldness. words fell down, and gave up the

32 And the multitude of them ghost: and great fear came on all that believed were of one heart, them that heard these things. and of one soul: neither said any 6 And the young men arose, of them that ought of the things wound him up, and carried him which he possessed, was his own; out, and buried him. but they had all things common.

And it was about the space 33 And with great power gave of three hours after, when his the apostles witness of the resur-wife, not knowing what was done, rection of the Lord Jesus : and came in. great grace was upon them all. 8 And Peteranswered unto her,

34 Neither was there any Tell me, whether ye sold the among them that lacked : for as land for so much? And she said, many as were possessors of lands Yea, for so much. or houses, sold them, and brought 9 Then Peter said unto her, the prices of the things that were How is it that ye have agreed to sold,

gether to tempt the Spirit of the 35 And laid them down at the Lord ? behold, the feet of them apostles' feet: and distribution which have buried thy husband was madeunto every man accord- are at the door, and shall carry ing as he had need.

thee out. 36 And Joses, who by the 10 Then fell she down straightapostles was surnamed Barnabas, way at his feet, and yielded up the (which is, being interpreted, The ghost : and the young men came son of consolation,) a Levite, and in, and found her dead, and carof the country of Cyprus, rying her forth, buried her by her

37 Having land, sold it, and husband. brought the money, and laid it at 11 And great fear came upon the apostles' feet.

all the church, and upon as inaCHAP. V.

ny as heard these things.

12 T And by the hands of the UT a certain man, named apostles were many signs and Ananias, with Sapphira his wonders wrought among the

peowife, sold a possession, Iple: (and they were all with one

2 And kept back part of the accord in Solomon's porch. price, his wife also being privy to 13 And of the rest, durst no it, and brought a certain part, man join himself to them, but the and laid it at the apostles' feet. people magnified them :

3 But Peter said, Ananias, why 14 And believers were the more hath Satan filled thine heart to lie added to the Lord, multitudes to the Holy Ghost, and to keep both of men and women.)

Death of Ananias and Sapphira.

The apostlesimprisonment. Chap. v. Gamaliel's council.

15 Insomuch, that they brought. 25 Then came one and told forth the sick into the streets, and them, saying, Behold, the men laid them on beds and couches, whom ye put in prison are standthat, at the least, the shadow of ing in the temple, and teaching Peter passing by might oversha- the people. dow some of them.

26 Then went the captain with 16 There came also a multitude the officers, and brought them out of the cities round about unto without violence: (for they fearJerusalem, bringing sick folks, led the people, lest they should and them which were vexed with have been stoned :) unclean spirits: and they were 27 And, when they had brought healed every one.

them, they set them before the 17 1 Then the high priest rose council : and the high priest ask, up, and all they that were with ed them. him, (which is the sect of the 28 Saying, Did not we straitly Sadducees,) and were filled with command you, that ye should not indignation,

teach in this name? and, behold, 18 And laid their hands on the ye have filled Jerusalem with your apostles, and put them in the doctrine, and intend to bring this common prison.

man's blood upon us. 19 But the angel of the Lord 29 I Then Peter and the other by night opened the prison-doors, apostles answered, and said, We and brought them forth, and said, ought to obey God rather than

20 Go, stand and speak in the man. temple to the people, all the words 30 The God of our fathers raisof this life.

ed up Jesus, whom ye slew and 21 And when they heard that, hanged on a tree: they entered into the temple early 31 Him hath God exalted with in the morning, and taught. But his right hand to be a Prince and

a the high priest came, and they Saviour, for to give repentance to that were with him, and called the Israel, and forgiveness of sins. council together, and all the se- 32 And we are his witnesses of nate of the children of Israel, and these things; and so is also the sent to the prison to have them Holy Ghost, whom God hath brought.

given to them that obey him. 22 But when the officers came, 33 | When they heard that, and found them not in the prison, they were cut to the heart, and they returned, and told, took counsel to slay them.

23 Saying, The prison truly 34 Then stood there up one in found we shut with all safety, and the council, a Pharisee, named the keepers standing without be-Gamaliel, a doctor of law, had fore the doors; but, when we in reputation among all the peohad opened, we found no man ple, and commanded to put the within.

apostles forth a little space; 24 Now, when the high priest, 35 And said unto them, Ye and the captain of the temple, and men of Israel, take heed to your the chief priests, heard these selves what ye intend to do as things, they doubted of them touching these men. whereunto this would grow.

36 For before these days rose Deacons chosen.

The Acts. Stephen falsely accused. up Theudas, boasting himself to that we should leave the word of be somebody; to whom a num-God, and serve tables. ber of men, about four hundred, 3 Wherefore, brethren, look joined themselves : who was ye out among you, seven men of slain; and all, as many as obeyed honest report, full of the Holy him, were scattered, and brought Ghost and wisdom, whom we to nought.

may appoint over this business. 37 After this man rose up Ju- 4 But we will give ourselves das of Galilee, in the days of the continually to prayer, and to the taxing, and drew away much ministry of the word. people after him: he also perish- 5 And the saying pleased the ed : and all, even as many as whole multitude; and they chose obeyed him, were dispersed. Stephen, a man full of faith and

38 And now, I say unto you, of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, Refrain from these men, and let and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and them alone : for if this counsel, Timon, and Parmenas, and Nior this work be of men, it will colas a proselyte of Antioch; come to nought :

6 Whom they set before the 39 But if it be of God, ye can- apostles; and when they had not overthrow it; lest haply ye prayed, they laid their hands on be found even to fight against them. God.

7 1 And the word of God in40 And to him they agreed: creased; and the number of the and when they had called the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem apostles, and beaten them, they greatly; and a great company of commanded that they should not the priests were obedient to the speak in the name of Jesus, and faith. let them go.

8 1 And Stephen, full of faith 41 4 And they departed from and power, did great wonders the presence of the council, re- and miracles among the people. joicing that they were counted 9 Then there arose certain of worthy to suffer shame for his the synagogue, which is called the name.

synagogue of the Libertines, and 42 And daily in the temple, Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and and in every house, they ceased of them of Cilicia, and of Asia, not to teach and preach Jesus disputing with Stephen. Christ.

10 And they were not able to CHAP. VI.

resist the wisdom and the spirit Stephen accused falsely. by which he spake.

days, when the 11 Then they suborned men, multiplied, there arose a mur-speak biasphemous words against muring of the Grecians against Moses, and against God. the Hebrews, because their wi- 12 And they stirred up the dows were neglected in the daily people, and the elders, and the ministration.

scribes, and came upon him, and 2 Then the twelve called the caught him, and brought him to multitude of the disciples unto the council, them, and said, It is not reason 13 And set up false witnesses,

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