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two men, desiring him that be would not delay to come to them.

39 Then Peter arose, and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him, weeping, aud shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made while she was with them.

40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down ami prayed; and turning him to the body, said, Tabitha, a.ise, And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat

41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up? and when he had called the saints and widows, he presented her alive.

42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.

45 And it came to pass, that he tarried many days in Joppa with one Simon, a tanner., , CHAP. X.

1 Cornelins sendeth for Peter. 9 "U vision. 34 fie

preachcth. 44 The Holy Ghost falleth on the hearers. npHERE was a man in Cesarea called Cornelins, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,

2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much ahns to the people, and prayed to God itlwny.' ,

3 Ho saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God commg in to him, aud'sa^ing unto hnn, Cornelins.

4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine ahns are come up for a memorial before God.

5 And now send men to Joppa, and call lor-one Simon, whose surname is Pettr:

(j He lodgeth with one Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtcst to dti.

7 And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his houshold servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually:

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8 And when he had declared all these things unto therm, he sent them to Joppa.

9 *f On the morrow as they went on thiir journey, and diew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the house-top to pray, about the sixth hour:

10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready he fell into a tr;:nce,

11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet, knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:

12 Wherein were all manner of four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill and eat:

14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thin^ that is common or unclean.

15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What G*'d hath cleansed, thai call not thou common.

16 This was done thrice: and the Cessel was received up again into heaven'. ,

17 Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which be had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelins had made enquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate,

3 8 And called, and asked whether Simon, which was stirnamed Peter, were lodged there?

19'While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee.

'10 Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them.

21 Then Peicr went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelins; and said, Behold, 1 am he whom ye seek: what is the cair-e wherefore ye are comef

23 And they said, Cornelins the centurion, a just m;m, and *me that feareth God, and of good rtport among all die nation of the Jews, warned from God by an holy angel ti, (tend, tor thti in.o his house, and to hear words of thee.

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23 Then called he them in, and lodged them. And on the morrow Peter went away with them, certain brethren from Joppa accompanied him.'

24 And the morrow after they entered into Cesarea. And Cornelins waited for them, and had called together his kinsmen and near friends,1

2j And as Peter was coming in, Cornelins met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.

2(i But Peter took him up, saying, stand up; I myself aho am a man.

27 And as he talked with hnn, he went in, and found many that were come together.

28 And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful tliing for'a man that is a Jew to keep company with, or come unto one of another nation; but God haih shew ed me that 1 should not call any man common or unclean.

2y Therefore came I unto you without gainsaying as soon as I was sent for: 1 ask theicfoie for what intent ye have sent for me?

30 And Cornelins said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my houie, aud behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing,

31 And said, Cornelins, thy prayer is heard, and thine ahns are had in remembrance in the sight of God.

32 Send therefore to Joppa, and call hither Simon, whose surname is Peter; he is lodged in the house of am Simon, a tanner, by the sea side: who, when he cometh, shall *peak unto thee,

33 Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done-that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God.

34 If Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth J perceive that God is no respecter of persons i

35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

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36 The wojd which Cod sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)

57 That word, / say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;

58 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost, and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

39 And we arc \\ itnesscs of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree:

40 Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly;

41 Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, eren to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.

42 And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the judge of quick and dead.

43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

44 "If While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word.

45 And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.

46 For they heard ihem speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter,

47 Can any man forbid water that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as ve?

48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

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Chap. XL

1 Piter accused, defendeth himself. 19 Tlx Gospel is

rpread. 27 Agnbus prophesicth. ^^XD the apostles and brethren that were in Judea heard that the Gent'les had also received the werd of God. £i And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem, they that were of the circumcision contended with him,

3 Saying, Thou wenteft in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them.

4 But Peter rehearsed the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto them, saving,

.5 I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw a .vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great sheet, let down from heaven by four corners; and it ca;iie even to me:

6 Upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered, and saw four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and.creeping things, and fowls of the air.

7 And I heard a voice savmg unto me, Arise, Peter, slay, and eat.

8 But 1 said, Not so, Lord: for nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my mouth.

y But the voice answered me again from heaveu, What God ha'.h cleansed, ll at call not thou common.

10 And this was done three times: and all were drawn up a»aiii into heaven.

11 And, behold, immediately there were three men al>ready come unto the house where I was, sent from Cesaiea unto me.

12 And the spirit bade me go with them, nothing doubting. Moreover these six brethren accompamed me, and we entered into the man's ho.ise:

13 And he shewed us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood and said unto hhn, Send men to Joppa, and call lor Simon, whose surname is Peter;

14 Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved.

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