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His charge to Peter.

CHAP. XXI. Of the beloved disciple. He saith unto him, Feed my 20 Then Peter, turning about, lambs.

seeth the disciple whom Jesus 16 He saith to him again the loved, following; (which also second time, Simon son of Jonas, leaned on his breast at supper, lovest thou me? He saith unto and said, Lord, which is he that him, Yea, Lord: thou knowest betrayeth thee ?) that I love thee. He saith unto 21 Peter seeing him, saith to him, Feed my sheep.

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

18 Verily, verily, I say unto he tarry till I come, what is that thee, When thou wast young, to thee? thougirdedstthyself, and walk- 24 This is the disciple which edst whither thou wouldest: but testifieth of these things, and when thou shalt be old, thou shalt wrote these things : and we know stretch forth thy hands, and an- that his testimony is true. other shall gird thee, and carry

25 And there are also many thee whither thou wouldest not. other things which Jesus did, the

19 This spake he, signifying which, if they should be written by what death he should glorify every one, I suppose that even God. And when he had spoken the world itself could not conthis, he saith unto him, Follow tain the books that should be me.

written. Amen.

I The ACTS of the APOSTLES.

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CHAP. I.

he through the Holy Ghost Matthias chosen an apostle. had given commandments unto THE former treatise have I the apostles whom he had

made, O Theophilus, of all chosen: that Jesus began both to do and 3 To whom also he shewed teach,

himself alive after his passion, 2 Until the day in which by many infallible proofs, being he was taken up, after that seen of them forty days, and Christ, after his resurrection, THE ACTS, instructeth his apostles. speaking of the things pertaining| 12 Then returned they unto 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 depart 13 And when they were come from Jerusalem, but wait for the in, they went up into an upper promise of the Father, which, room, where abode both Peter, saith he, ye have heard of me. and James, and John, and An

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

Zelotes, and Judas the brother 6 When they therefore were of James. come together, they asked of 14 These all continued with him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at one accord in prayer and supthis time restore again the king- plication, with the women, and dom to Israel?

Mary the mother of Jesus, and 7 And he said unto them, It with his brethren. is not for you to know the times 15 | And in those days Peter or the seasons which the Father stood up in the midst of the dishath put in his own power. ciples, and said, (the number of

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

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

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

11 Which also said, Ye men asunder in the midst, and all his of Galilee, why stand ye gazing bowels gushed out. up into heaven ? this same Jesus 19 And it was known unto all which is taken up from you into the dwellers at Jerusalem; insoheaven, shall so come in like much as that field is called in manner as ye have seen him go their proper tongue, Aceldama, into heaven.

that is to say, The field of blood.

Matthias chosen an apostle. CHAP. II. The descent of the Holy Ghost.

20 For it is written in the them cloven tongues like as of book of Psalms, Let his habita- fire, and it sat upon each of tion be desolate, and let no man them. dwell therein : and, His bishop- 4 And they were all filled rick let another take.

with the Holy Ghost, and began 21 Wherefore of these men to speak with other tongues, as which have companied with us, the Spirit gave them utterance. all the time that the Lord Jesus 5 And there were dwelling at went in and out among us,

Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out 22 Beginning from the bap- of every nation under heaven. tism of John, unto that same 6 Now when this was noised day that he was taken up from abroad, the multitude came tous, must one be ordained to be gether, and were confounded, a witness with us of his resur- because that every man heard rection.

them speak in his own language. 23 And they appointed two, 7 And they were all amazed, Joseph called Barsabas, who was and marvelled, saying one to surnamed Justus, and Matthias. another, Behold, are not all

24 And they prayed, and said, these which speak, Galileans ? Thou, Lord, which knowest the 8 And how hear we every hearts of all men, shew whether man in our own tongue, wherein of these two thou hast chosen, we were born ?

25 That he may take part of 9 Parthians, and Medes, and this ministry and apostleship, Elamites, and the dwellers in from which Judas by transgres- Mesopotamia, and in Judea, sion fell, that he might go to and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and his own place.

Asia. 26 And they gave forth their 10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in lots; and the lot fell upon Mat- Egypt, and in the parts of Libya thias; and he was numbered about Cyrene, and strangers of with the eleven apostles. Rome, Jews and proselytes, CHAP. II.

11 Cretes and Arabians, we do The Apostles inspired. hear them speak in our tongues А A

ND when the day of Pente- the wonderful works of God.

cost was fully come, they 12 And they were all amazed, were all with one accord in one and were in doubt, saying one place.

to another, What meaneth this? 2 And suddenly there came a 13 Others mocking, said, These sound from heaven, as of a rush- men are full of new wine. ing mighty wind, and it filled 14 | But Peter, standing up all the house were they were with the eleven, lifted up his sitting

voice, and said unto them, Ye 3 And there appeared unto men of Judea, and all ye

that

on my

Peter's sermon on

THE ACTS,

the day of Pentecost. dwell at Jerusalem, be this taken, and by wicked hands known unto you, and hearken have crucified and slain : to my words :

24 Whom God hath raised 15 For these are not drunken, up, having loosed the pains of as ye suppose, seeing it is but death: because it was not posthe third hour of the day. sible that he should be holden

16 But this is that which was of it. spoken by the prophet Joel, 25 For David speaketh con

17 And it shall come to pass in cerning him, I foresaw the Lord the last days, saith God, I will always before my face; for he is pour out of my Spirit upon all on my right hand, that I should flesh: and your sons and your not be moved : daughters shall prophesy, and 26 Therefore did my heart your young men shall see visions, rejoice, and my tongue was glad; and your old men shall dream moreover also, my flesh shall rest dreams :

in hope: 18 And on my servants, and 27 Because thou wilt not

hand-maidens, I will pour leave my soul in hell, neither out in those days of my Spirit; wilt thou suffer thy Holy One and they shall prophesy : to see corruption.

19 And I will shew wonders in 28 Thou hast made known to heaven above, and signs in the me the ways of life; thou shalt earth beneath ; blood, and fire, make me full of joy with thy and vapour of smoke.

countenance. 20 The sun shall be turned 29 Men and brethren, let me into darkness, and the moon freely speak unto you of the painto blood, before that great triarch David, that he is both and notable day of the Lord dead and buried, and his sepul

chre is with us unto this day. 21 And it shall come to pass, 30 Therefore being a prophet, that whosoever shall call on and knowing that God had sworn the name of the Lord, shall be with an oath to him, that of the saved.

fruit of his loins, according to 22 Ye men of Israel, hear the flesh, he would raise up these words; Jesus of Nazareth, Christ to sit on his throne; a man approved of God among 31 He seeing this before, you by miracles, and wonders, spake of the resurrection of and signs, which God did by Christ, that his soul was not left him in the midst of you, as ye in hell, neither his flesh did see yourselves also know:

corruption. 23 Him, being delivered by 32 This Jesus hath God the determinate counsel and raised up, whereof we all are foreknowledge of God, ye have witnesses.

come.

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By Peter's preaching

CHAP. III.

many are converted. 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 breaking the promise of the Holy Ghost, 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 apostles. 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 daiof Israel know assuredly, that ly 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 | 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,

CHAP. III. Repent, and be baptized every A lame man healed. one of you in the name of TOW Peter and John went Jesus Christ, for the remission 1 up together into the temple, of sins, and ye shall receive the at the hour of prayer, being the gift of the Holy Ghost.

ninth hour. 39 For the promise is unto 2 And a certain man lame you, and to your children, and from his mother's womb was to all that are afar off, even as carried, whom they laid daily many as the Lord our God shall at the gate of the temple which call.

is called Beautiful, to ask alms 40 And with many other of them that entered into the words did he testify and exhort, temple; saying, Save yourselves from 3 Who, seeing Peter and John this untoward generation. atout to go into the temple,

41 | Then they that gladly re- asked an alms. ceived his word, were baptized: 4 And Peter fastening his and the same day there were eyes upon him with John, said, added unto them about three Look on us. thousand souls.

5 And he gave heed unto

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