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throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Cesar. · 29 Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judea:

30 Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

CHAP. XII. i Ilerod persecuteth the Christians. 20 His pride and

miserable death. NOW about that time Herod the king stretched forth his

hands to vex certain of the church. 2 And he kilied Jaines the brother of John with the sword.

3. And because he saw it pleased the Jews he proceeded further to take Peter also. Then were the days of unleavened bread,

4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him, intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.

5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prager was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.

6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers bound with two chains : and the keepers before the door kept the prison.

7 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shrined in the prison: and he sroote Peter on the side, and raised hiin up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.

8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandaly. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.

9 And he went out, and followed him, and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision. 10 When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city ; which opcited to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from bin.

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It And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hạth delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.

12 And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together, praying.

13 And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel caine to hearken, named Rhoda.

14 And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before

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15 And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she corstantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is bis angel.

16 But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.

17 But he beckoning unto them with the hand-to bold their peace, declared unto them hot the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go, shew these things unto James, and to the brethren. And ke departed and went into another place.

18 Now as soon as it was day there was no small stir ainong the soldiers what was become of Petér:

19. And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the keepers, and commanded that they should be put to death. . And be went down from Judea to Cesarea, and there' abode.

20 And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon : but they came with one accord to him, and having made Blastus, the king's chamberlain, their friend, desired peace; because their country was nourished by the king's country.

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21 And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel,

his throne, and made an oration unto them. 22 And the people gave a shout, suying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.

23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

24 q But the word of God grew and multiplied.

25 And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministry, and took with them John, whose suraame was Mark.

CHAP. XIII. I Paul and Barnabas go to the Gentiles. 42 The Gentiles

believe. 45 The Jews blaspheme. OW there were in the church that was at Antioch

certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Mauaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

2 As they ininistered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.

3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

4. So they being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucią; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus,

5 And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they liad also John to their minister.

6 And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus :

7 Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent may; who called for Barvabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.

8 But Elymas the sorcerer, (for so is his name by intera premtion,) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.

9 Then Saul, who also is called Paul, filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,

10 And said, ( full of all subtilty and all inischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou vot cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon-thee, and thou shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.

12 Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, beLieved, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.

13 Now when Paul and his company loosed froin Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing froin them returned to Jerusalem.

14 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath-day, and sat down.

15 And after the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, If ye have any word of exhortation for the people, day on.

16 Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand, said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.

17 The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an high arm Irrought he them out of it.

18 And about the time of forty years suffered he their manners in the wilderness.

19 And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided their land to them by lot.

20 And after that he gave unto them judges, about the space of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.

21 And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul, the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjanin, by the space of forty years.

29 And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I hate found David, the son of Jesse, a man afier mine own heart, which shall fulf) all my will.

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23 Of this man's seed hath God according to his proinise raised into Israel a Saviour Jesus:

· 24 When Jolin had first preached before his coming the baptism of repeutance to all the people of Israel.

25 And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to Joose.

26 Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.

27 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew hinn not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath-day, they have fulfilled them ita condemning hirit.

28 And thongh they found no cause of death in him, yet clesired tliey Pilate that he should be slain.

29 And whirn they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre.

30 But God raised him from the dead.

3.1 And he was seen many days of them which came up with hin from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his wiinesses unto the people.

32 And we declare unto you glad tidings, hon that the promise which was made unto the fathers,

39 God brath fulfilled the sainc unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus aya.n; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I-begotten thee. ,

34 And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said ou this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David.

35 Wherefore lie saill also in another psalm, Thou shalt not sutfer thine lloly One to sce corruption. 3j Bor David, aiter ke had served liis own generation by

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