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x Matt. 21.
36. & 3. 15. & 7. $.
Matt. 23. 35. & 97.25
e ch. 3. 13, 15. & 2. 14.
& 13.29. Gal. 3. 13. 1 Pet. 3. 24. ech. 2.33.30. Phil. 2.9. Hebr.9. 10. & 12. 2.
Matt. 1. 21. b Luke 94
Col.l. 14. i John 15
k c. 2. 4-1 10. H.
Gamaliel's advice to the council.
Seven deacons are oke lence: *for they feared the people, lest
CHAP. VI. they should have been stoned.
| The apostles, desirous to have the poor re27 And when they had brought them, garded for their bodily sustenance, as also they set them before the council: and the careful themselves to dispense the word of high priest asked them,
God, the food of the soul, 3 appoint the 28 Saying, 'Did not we straitly com
office of deaconship to seven chosen men. 5
of whom Stephen, a man full of faith, and mand you that ye should not teach'in this
of the Holy Ghost, is one. 12 who is izker name? and, behold, ye have filled Jeru of those, whom he confounded in disputing, che???: salem with your doctrine, and intend to 13 and after falsely accused of blasphemy bring this man's blood upon us.
against che law and the temple. 29 ? Then Peter and the other apos. ND in those days, 'when the num6 ch. 4. 19. tles answered and said, “We ought to obey God rather than men.
there arose a murmuring of the Grecians list 30 The God of our fathers raised up against the Hebrews, because their widows ch.10.39 Jesus, whom ye slew and "hanged on were neglected in the daily ministration. & 13
2 Then the twelve called the multitude 31 Him hath God exalted with his of the disciples unto them, and said, "It Fad. E right hand to be 'a Prince and a Saviour, is not reason that we should leave the
"for to give repentance to Israel, and word of God, and serve tables. fch. 3. 15. forgiveness of sins.
3 Wherefore, brethren, 'look ye out 32 And we are his witnesses of these among you seven men of honest report, ile 97. ch.3. things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom Ephe... 7. * whom God hath given to them that we may appoint over this business. obey him.
4 But we will give ourselves con33 9 When they heard that, they tinually to prayer, and to the ministry
were cut to the heart, and took counsel of the word. ! ch. 2. 37. & to slay them.
5. And the saying pleased the whole 34 Then stood there up one in the multitude: and they chose Stephen, sa se u un eh. 98. 3. council, a Pharisee, named " Gamaliel, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost,
doctor of the law, had in reputation among and "Philip, and Prochorus, and Nica es
colas a proselyte of Antioch:
36 For before these days rose up Theu 7 F And the word of God increased; 313 the account das, boasting himself to be somebody; to and the number of the disciples multiplied
whom a number of men, about four hun- in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company
37 After this man rose up Judas of among the people.
which is called the synagogue of also perished; and all, even as many as the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexobeyed him, were dispersed.
andrians, and of them of Cilicia and of 38 And now I say unto you, Refrain Asia, disputing with Stephen. a prop from these men, and let them alone: "for 10 Andothey were not able to resist the likes 19. Mate. i5. if this counsel or this work be of men, it wisdom and the spirit by which he spake. will come to nought :
11 Then they suborned men, which 39 °But if it be of God, ye cannot said, We have heard him speak blasphe-Pos
overthrow it ; lest haply ye be found even mous words against Moses,and against God. 8 ch.7.5mPto fight against God.
12 And they stirred up the people, and 40 And to him they agreed: and when the elders, and the scribes, and came upsh. 4. 18. they had called the apostles, "and beaten on him, and caught him, and brought 170 * 23.34 thein, they commanded that they should him to the council, not speak in the name of Jesus, and let 13 And set up false witnesses, which
said, This man ceaseth not to speak blas41 Ï And they departed from the pre phemous words against this holy place, sence of the council, * rejoicing that they and the law : were counted worthy to suffer shame for 14 'For we have heard him say, that`.**
this Jesus of Nazareth shall 'destroy this Dec.es 42 And daily in the temple, and in place, and shall change the || customs 10r, rite I ch. 2. 46. every house, "they ceased not to teach which Moses delivered us. 5 ch.4.20, and preach Jesus Christ.
15 And all that sat in the council,
Or, bee lerved.
o Luko 21. 15. I Cor. 1.
Matt. 3.12. Rom. 5. 3. 2 Cor. 19. 10. Thil. 1. 29. Ilebr. 10. 34. his name. James 1.2. 1 Pet. 4.13 16.
1 Gen. 46.
19. Josh. 54.
cb. 92. 1.
Gen. 12. .
. Exod. 2.
e Gen. 11. 31. & 19. 4.5
Stephen permitted to answer
to the accusation of blasphemy. ET DOMIN, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as 13 'And at the second time Joseph was it had been the face of an angel. made known to his brethren; and Joseph's CHAP. VII.
kindred was made known unto Pharaoh. . Gen. 45 4, I Stephen, permitted to answer to the accusa 14 "Then sent Joseph, and called his
tron of blasphemy, 2 sheweth that Abraham father Jacob to him, and all his kindred, 7.
15 "So Jacob went down into Egypt,
"and died, he, and our fathers,
16 And were carried over into Sy- 16.
17 f But when the time of the pro- Gen. 15.
plied in Egypt,
20 In which time Moses was born, e Exod. 2. 2. 3 And said unto him, "Get thee out of and I was || exceeding fair, and nourished . Hebr. 11. thy country, and from thy kindred, and up in his father's house three months: come into the land which I shall shew thee. 21 And when he was cast out, Pha- God.
4 Then came he out of the land of raoh's daughter took him up, and nou- 3-10. the Chaldeans, and dwelt in Charran: rished him for her own son. and from thence, when his father was 22 And Moses was learned in all the dead, he removed him into this land, wisdom of the Egyptians, and was ‘mighty (Luke 24. wherein ye now dwell.
in words and in deeds. 5 And he gave him none inheritance 23 BAnd when he was full forty years . xod. 9.
in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on: old, it came into his heart to visit his Gen, 12. d yet he promised that he would give it to brethren the children of Israel. 158, him for a possession, and to his seed after 24 And seeing one of them suffer wrong,
him, when as yet he had no child. he defended him, and avenged him that
6 And God spake on this wise, “ That was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian: his seed should sojourn in a strange land; 25 || For he supposed his brethren would 1 Or, Now.
and that they should bring them into have understood how that God by his . SE 1.3 bondage, and entreat them evil 'four hun- hand would deliver them: but they un
derstood not. 7 And the nation to whom they shall 26 "And the next day he shewed him- h Exod. 2 be in bondage will I judge, said God: self unto them as they strove, and would
and after that shall they come forth, and have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, . Esoul. 3. &serve me in this place.
ye are brethren; why do ye wrong one
27 But he that did his neighbour wrong Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; thrust him away, saying, 'Who made thee i Seo Luke 4 Gen. 25. and Isaac begat Jacob; and 'Jacob begat a ruler and a judge over us? 1 Gen. 39. the twelve patriarchs.
28 Wilt thou kill me, as thou diddest 9 "And the patriarchs, moved with the Egyptian yesterday?
envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: "but God 29 Then Aed Moses at this saying, k Exod. 24,, 28. ti. was with him,
and was a stranger in the land of Madian, 28.6 18.3. 10 And delivered him out of all his where he begat two sons.
afflictions, 'and gave him favour and 30 'And when forty years were expired, 1 Baod. 3. 2 Com wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of there appeared to him in the wilderness
Egypt; and he made him governor over of mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a
flame of fire in a bush.
32 Saying, "I am the God of thy fa- Mart. .
Moses trembled, and durst not behold.
37.8. & 26.3.
e Gen. 15
Exod. 3. 7.
19. Numb. 20. 16. q Exod. 12.
• Exod. 14.
15, 18. ch. 3.
Gal. 3. 19.
4. Joho. 17.
Rom. 3. 2. e Exod. 32
the history of Is 33 "Then said the Lord to him, Put 49 "Heaven is my throne, and earth is
off thy shoes from thy feet: for the place my footstool: what house will ye build » Exod. 3. 5. where thou standest is holy ground. me? saith the Lord: or what is the place pe
54 °I have seen, I have seen the afflic-of my rest? tion of my people which is in Egypt, and 50 Hath not my hand made all these z I have heard their groaning, and am come things? down to deliver them. And now come, 51 Ye'stiffnecked and' uncircumcised: I will send thee into Egypt.
in heart and ears, ye do always resist the ka 35 This Moses whom they refused, Holy Ghost: as your fathers dat, som saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? do ye.
the same did God send to be a ruler and 52 'Which of the prophets have not a Exod. 14 a deliverer "by the hand of the angel your fathers persecuted? and they have
which appeared to him in the bush. slain them which shewed before of the
36 "He brought them out, after that coming of the Just One; of whom yeh Terveyd he had 'shewed wonders and signs in the have been now the betrayers and murtazie MOTO land of Egypt, ‘and in the Red sea, and derers: Po. 105. 27 in the wilderness forty years.
53 "Who have received the law by the 37 ? This is that Moses, which said disposition of angels, and bave not kept it. Wha
unto the children of Israel, “A prophet 54 9 *When they heard these things " Deur, 18. shall the Lord your God raise up unto they were cut to the heart, and they
you of your brethren, || like unto me; grashed on him with their teeth.
55 But he, 'being full of the Holy des
spake to him in the mount Sina, and standing on the right hand of God, Isa1 . 63. 9. with our fathers: "who received the lively 56 And said, Behold, 'I see the hea- Isi oracles to give unto us:
vens opened, and the Son of man stand39 To whom our fathers would not ing on the right hand of God. Boba obey, but thrust him from them, and in 57 Then they cried out with a loud
their hearts turned back again into Egypt, voice, and stopped their ears, and ran
40 “Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods upon him with one accord,
41 And they made a calf in those days, name was Saul.
42 Then God turned, and gave them ceive my spirit. 37. Rom. 1. up to worship 'the host of heaven; as it 60 And he kneeled down, and cried Lase 32; 2 Theas is written in the book of the prophets, with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin ass Deat. 4. 19. 60 ye house of Israel, have ye offered to to their charge. And when he had said it
me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space this, he fell asleep.
took up the tabernacle of 1 By occasion of the persecution in Jerusalem, Moloch, and the star of your god Rem the church being planted in Samaria, 5 be phan, figures which ye made to worship Philip the deacon, who preached, did not them: and I will carry you away beyond
racles, and baptized many, among the rest Babylon.
Simon the sorcerer, a great seducer al ike 44 Our fathers had the tabernacle
people : 14 Peter and John come to confira
and enlarge the church: where, by prayer 92.6 2.30. of witness in the wilderness, as he had ap
and imposition of hands giving ike Haig 1 Just.3. 14. pointed, ll speaking unto Moses, that Ghost, 18 when Šimon would hare sought to opening he should make it according to the fashion the like power of them, 20 Peter skarply k Nch.9. 14. that he had seen.
reproving his hypocrisy, and coretousness, 45 · Which also our fathers || that came
and exhorting him to repentance, together
with John preaching the word of the Lord, after brought in with Jesus into the pos return to Jerusalem. 26 Bui che anger san... session of the Gentiles, whom God drave sendeth Philip to teach, and baptise che
out before the face of our fathers, unto Ethiopian eunuch. mi kings 8. the days of David; 46 Who found favour before God, AND · Saul was consenting unto his ans
death. And at that time there was 1.1 Kings 6. and " desired to find a tabernacle for the a great persecution against the church God of Jacob.
which was at Jerusalem; and they were bok, 1.9 47 "But Solomon built him an house. all scattered abroad throughout the re
48 Howbeit °the most High dwelleth gions of Judea and Samaria, except the o i Kings 8. 27. Chron: not in temples made with hands; as saith apostles. ch.17.24.o the prophet,
2 And devout men carried Stephen to
d Deut. 9. 16. Ps. 106. 19.
e Ps. 81. 12. Ezek. 20. 25.
&17. 3 ohing17. 1. & 21. 3. Jer. 19.13. # Amos 5
! Or, toho
Ps. 1. 2. &
1. Ps. 89. 19. ch. 13. 22.
17. I Chron.
1.& 8. 20. 1 Chron. 17. 12. 2 Chron, 3.1.
Anno DO MINI 11
$ Dan. 4. 27.
6 Gen. 23. 2.
10, 11. I Cor. 15. 9. Gal. 1.
1 Tim. 1. 13• Matt. 10. 23. ch. 11. 19. f eh. 6. S.
Mark 16. 17.
i sh. 5 36.
Of Simon the sorcerer.
CHAP. VIII. Philip baptizeth the Ethiopian eunuch. his burial, and made great lamentation 22 Repent therefore of this thy wicked
ness, and pray God, "if perhaps the thought 3 As for Saul," he made havock of the of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
church, entering into every house, and 23 For I perceive that thou art in the Tim. 2. 25. ch...haling men and women committed them gall of bitterness, and in the bond of 15. & n.4. & 28. to prison.
iniquity. À Therefore they that were scattered 24 Then answered Simon, and said, 13. Phil.3.6. abroad went every where preaching the Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none Genoo word.
of these things which ye have spoken 9. Number 5 Then 'Philip went down to the city of come upon me. Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. 25 And they, when they had testified 6.
6 And the people with one accord and preached the word of the Lord, regave heed unto those things which Philip turned to Jerusalem, and preached the spake, hearing and seeing the miracles gospel in many villages of the Samaritans. which he did.
26 F And the angel of the Lord spake ? For bunclean spirits, crying with loud unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward voice, came out of many that were pos- the south unto the way that goeth down sessed with them: and many taken with from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. palsies, and that were lame, were healed. 27 And he arose and went; and, be
8 And there was great joy in that city: hold, 'a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of « Zeptı.3.10.
9 But there was a certain man, called great authority under Candace queen of
Simon, which beforetime in the same city the Ethiopians, who had the charge of h ch. 13.6. "used sorcery, and bewitched the people all her treasure, and 'had come to Jeru- y John 19.20.
of Samaria, 'giving out that himself was salem for to worship,
28 Was returning, and sitting in his
Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.
said, Understandest' thou what thou
and sit with him.
with Philip, and wondered, beholding the to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb * Gre tmiracles and signs which were done. before his shearer, so opened he not his
14 | Now when the apostles which mouth:
generation? for his life is taken from the
and said, I pray thec, of whom speaketh 16 (For "as yet he was fallen upon the prophet this? of himself, or of some 1. Mes none of them: only "they were baptized other man? och. 10. 48. in the name of the Lord Jesus.)
35 Then Philip opened his mouth, 17 Then Plaid they their hands on and began at the same scripture, and a Luke 19.6. Hebr. them, and they received the Holy Ghost. preached unto him Jesus.
18's And when Simon saw that through 36 And as they went on their way, laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy they came unto a certain water: and the Ghost was given, he offered them money, eunuch said, See, here is water; bwhat b ch.10.57.
19 Saying, Give me also this power, doth hinder me to be baptized? that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may 37 And Philip said, “If thou believest c Matt. 28. receive the Holy Ghost.
with all thine heart, thou mayest. And it. 20 But Peter said unto him, Thy mo- he answered and said, "I believe that . Matt. 16. 9.00 kings ney perish with thee, because thou hast Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
thought that 'the gift of God may be 38 And he commanded the chariot to ch. 9. 20. 10.45. Kun purchased with money.
stand still: and they went down both chat, 's. 21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in into the water, both Philip and the euthis matter: for thy heart is not right in nuch; and he baptized him. the sight of God.
39 And when they were come up out
Isai. 55. 76
18 ch. 19. 2.
27. ch. 18. 28.
19. Mark 16.
3. 12, 14
A. D. 35 .ch. 8. 3. Gal. 1. 13.
bcb. 29. 6. & 7. 19.
Saul's miraculous conversion.
He preacheth Ckrisi ica of the water, the Spirit of the Lord 14 And here he hath authority from DOMINI
caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw the chief priests to bind all *that call on Kings 18. him no more: and he went on his way thy name. 13. King rejoicing
15 But the Lord said unto him, Go 40 But Philip was found at Azotus: thy way: for "he is a chosen vessel unto : 215 and passing through he preached in all me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, id the cities, till he came to Cesarea. and kings, and the children of Israel: CHAP. IX.
16 For 'I will shew him how great to 1 Saul, going towards Damascuss, 4 is stricken things he must suffer for my name's sake. La down to the earth, 10 is called to the apos
17 P And Ananias went his way, and tleship, 18 and is baptized by, Ananias. entered into the house; and putting his 20 He preacheth Christ boldly. 23 The Jews hands on him said, Brother Saul, the lay wait to kill him : 29 so do the Grecians, Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee rest, Peter healeth Eneas of the palsy, 36 in the way as thou camest, hath sent me and restoreth Tabitha to life.
that thou mightest receive thy sight, and das ND “Saul, yet breathing out threat-'be filled with the Holy Ghost. A
A enings and slaughter against the 18 And immediately there fell from Tim. 1:13 disciples of the Lord, went unto the high his eyes as it had been scales: and he priest,
received sight forthwith, and arose, and it 2 And desired of him letters to Da- was baptized.
mascus to the synagogues, that if he found 19 And when he had received meat, 67 86 any t of this way, whether they were men he was strengthened. Then was Saul **
or women, he might bring them bound certain days with the disciples which were
at Damascus. 3 And as he journeyed, he came near 20 And straightway he preached Christ i Cor.is. 8. Damascus : and suddenly there shined in the synagogues, that he is the Son of a
round about him a light from heaven: God.
4 And he fell to the earth, and heard 21 But all that heard him were amazed, c. Matt. 25. a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, “why and said; "Is not this he that destroyed persecutest thou me?
them which called on this name in Jeru- 160 5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? salem, and came hither for that intent,
And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom that he might bring them bound unto the d ch. 5. 39. thou persecutest : dit is hard for thee to chief priests? kick against the pricks.
22 But Saul increased the more in 6 And he trembling, and astonished strength, *and confounded the Jews das Luke 3. 10. said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to which dwelt at Damascus, proving that
do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, this is very Christ.
filled, 'the Jews took counsel to kill him: 7 And the men which journeyed with 24" But their laying await was known Ceis e te z. 9 him stood speechless, hearing a voice of Saul. And they watched the gates but seeing no man.
day and night to kill him. 8 And Saul arose from the earth; and 25 Then the disciples took him by when his eyes were opened, he saw no night, and let him down by the wall in Simone man: but they led him by the hand, and a basket. brought him into Damascus.
26 s And when Saul was come to Je As. 9 And he was three days without sight, rusalem, he assayed to join himself to the and neither did eat nor drink.
disciples: but they were all afraid of him, 10 And there was a certain disciple and believed not that he was a disciple. 6 ch. 22. 12. at Damascus, $named Ananias; and to 27 But Barnabas took him, and brought to
him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. him to the apostles, and declared unto
11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, way, and that he had spoken to him,
Straight, and enquire in the house of Damascus in the name of Jesus. b ch.31.39. Judas for one called Saul, "of Tarsus : 28 And he was with them coming in Gel 1.9 for, behold, he prayeth,
and going out at Jerusalem. 12 And hath seen in a vision a man 29 And he spake boldly in the name named Ananias coming in, and putting of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against his hand on him, that he might receive the 'Grecians: 5 but they went about to fa&ik
slay him. 13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I 30. Which when the brethren knew, Cat.1s. have heard by many of this man, 'how they brought him down to Cesarea, and much evil he hath done to thy saints at sent him forth to Tarsus. Jerusalem :
31 Then had the churches rest through
ch. 2. 37. & 16. 30.
[Dan. 10. 7.
i ver. 1.