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that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord, shall be saved. 22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles, and wonders, and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know : 23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain : 24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of

It. 25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face; for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: 26 Therefore did my heartrejoice, and my tongue was glad ; moreover also, my flesh shall rest in hope: 27. Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thy Holy One to see corruption. 28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy COuntenance. 29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day. 30 Therefore being aprophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne;

31 He seeing this before, spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. 32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witneSSes. 33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. 34 For David is not ascended into the heavens, but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool. 36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. 37 TI Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as o as the Lord our God shall Call. 40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. 41 II Then they that gladly

received his word, were baptiz

ed: and the same day there were them, expecting to receive someadded unto them about three thing of them. thousand souls. 6 Then Peter said, Silver 42 And they continued stead- and gold have I none; but such fastly in the apostles' doctrine as I have give I thee: . In the and fellowship, and in breaking name of Jesus Christ of Nazaof bread, and in prayers. reth, rise up and walk. 43 And fear came upon every 7 And he took him by the soul: and many wonders and right hand, and lifted him up: signs were done by the apos- and immediately his feet and

tles.
44 And all that believed were
together, and had all things com-
mon ; - -
45 And sold their possessions
and goods, and parted them to

all men, as every man had

Ilee (1.
46And they, continuing daily
with one accord in the temple,
and breaking bread from house
to house, did eat their meat with
gladness and singleness of heart,
47 Praising God, and having
favour with all the people. And
the Lord added to the church
daily such as should be saved.

CHAP. III.

Peter preacheth to the people that came to see a lame man restored to his feet, &c.

OW Peter and John went up together into the temple, at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. 2 And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was

carried, whom they laid daily at .

the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the tem

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ancle-bones received strength.
8 And he, leaping up, stood,
and walked, and entered with
them into the temple, walking,
and "...i and praising God.
9 And all the people saw him

walking and praising God

10 And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him. 11 And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran toether unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering. 12 TI And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk 1 13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers hath glorified his Son Jesus: whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go. 14 But ye denied the Holy One, and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto

you ; - 15 And killed the Prince of

life, whom God hath raised from 25 Ye are the children of the

the dead; whereof we are wit- prophets, and of

neSSes.

the covenant which God made with our fath

16 And his name, throughers, saying unto Abraham, And - speak at all, nor teach in the impotentman, by what means he name of

faith in his name, hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him, hath given him this perfect ondnes in the presence of you a 17 And now, brethren, I wot that through ignoranceye did it, as did also your rulers. 18 But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled. 19 || Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; 20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: 21 Whom the heaven must receive, until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets, since the world began. 22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A Prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you, of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things, whatsoever he shall say unto you. 23 And it shall come to pass, that every soul which will not hear that Prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people. 24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel, and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.

in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

26 Unto you first, God having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

CHAP. IV.

1 Peter and John are imprisoned....8 Peter's boldness...18 The apostles are threatened.

AN D as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees came upon them, 2 Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead. 3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day: for it was now even-tide. 4 Howbeit, many of them which heard the word, believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand. 5 TI And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes, 6 And Annas the high pries and Caiaphas, and John, an Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem. 7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name have we done this? 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, 9 If we this day be examin

ed of the good deed done to the

is made whole; 10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. 11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. 13 TI Now, when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. 14 And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing againstit. 15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves, 16 Saying, What shall we do to these men for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. 17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in 11all le. 18 And they called them, and commandom 1) Ot to

Jesus. 19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them,

Whether it be right in the sight

of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. 20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. 21 So, when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done. 22 For the man was above forty years old on whom this

|miracle of healing was shew

ed. 23 T And being let go, they went to their own company, an reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them. 24 And when they heard that they lifted up their voice to Go with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is ; 25 Who, by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things' 26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ. 27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, 28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to % done. T

29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak the word, 30 By stretching forth thy hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child JeSuS. 31 T And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. 32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soui, neither said any of them that aught of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things COInm011. 33 . And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: i. great grace was upon them 3.11. 34 Neither was there any among them that lacked : for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought oice of the things that were SOICI, 35 And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need. And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus. . 37 Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet. .

CHAP. W.

1 Ananias and Sapphira at Peter's rebuke fall down dead....12 The Apostles work miracles. UT a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, 2 And kept back part of the price, (his wife also being privy to it,) and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet. 3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thy heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? 4 While it remained, was it not thine own! and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power 1, Why hast thou conceived this thing in thy heart! thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. 5 And Ananias hearing these words, fell down, and gave up the ghost. And great fear came on all them that heard these things. 6 And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him. 7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in. 8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much And she said, Yea, for so much. 9. Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord 1 Behold the feet of them which have buried thy hus

band are at the door, and shall carry thee out. o Then fell she down

istraightway at his feet, and yiel

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