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the regions of Judea and Samaria, 14 Now when the apostles, éxcept the apostles. which were at Jerusalem, heard 2 And devout men carried Ste- that Samaria had received the phen to his burial, and made great word of God, they sent unto lamentation over him. them Peter and John:
3 As for Saul, he made havock 15 Who, when they were come of the church, entering into every down, prayed for them, that they house, and, haling men and wo-might receive the Holy Ghost: men, committed them to prison. 16 (For as yet he was fallen up4 Therefore, they that were on none of them: only they were scattered abroad, went every baptized in the name of the Lord where preaching the word. Jesus.)
5 Then Philip went down to 17 Then laid they their hands the city of Samaria, and preached on them, and they received the Christ unto them. Holy Ghost.
6 And the people with one ac- 18 And when Simon saw that, cord gave heed unto those things through laying on of the apostles which Philip spake, hearing and hands, the Holy Ghost was given, seeing the miracles which he did. he offered them money,
7 For unclean spirits, crying 19 Saying, Give me also this with loud voice, came out of ma-power, that, on whomsoever I lay ny that were possessed with them; hands, he may receive the Holy and many taken with palsies, and Ghost.
that were lame, were healed.
20 But Peter said unto him, 8 And there was great joy in Thy money perish with thee, bethat city. cause thou hast thought that the 9 But there was a certain man gift of God may be purchased called Simon, which beforetime with money.
in the same city used sorcery, 21 Thou hast neither part nor and bewitched the people of Sa- lot in this matter: for thy heart is maria, giving out that himself not right in the sight of God.
was some great one:
22 Repent, therefore, of this 10 To whom they all gave heed, thy wickedness, and pray God, from the least to the greatest, say-if perhaps the thought of thine ing, This man is the great power heart may be forgiven thee. 23 For I perceive that thou art 11 And to him they had regard, in the gall of bitterness, and in because that of long time he had the bond of iniquity. bewitched them with sorceries. 24 Then answered Simon, and 12 But when they believed Phi- said, Pray ye to the Lord for lip, preaching the things concern. me, that none of these things ing the kingdom of God, and the which ye have spoken come upon name of Jesus Christ, they were me.
baptized, both men and women. 25 And they, when they had
13 Then Simon himself believ-testified and preached the word ed also; and when he was bap-of the Lord, returned to Jerutized, he continued with Philip, salem, and preached the gospel and wondered, beholding the mi-in many villages of the Samariracles and signs which were done. tans.
Philip and the eunuch.
Saul's conversion. 26 ¶ And the angel of the Lord here is water; what doth hinder spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, me to be baptized?
and go toward the south, unto 37 And Philip said, If thou bethe way that goeth down from Je-lievest with all thine heart, thou rusalem unto Gaza, which is de-mayest. And he answered, and sert, said, I believe that Jesus Christ
27 And he arose and went: is the Son of God. and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, 38 And he commanded the an eunuch of great authority un-chariot to stand still: and they der Candace queen of the Ethio- went down both into the water, pians, who had the charge of all both Philip and the eunuch; and her treasure, and had come to Je- he baptized him.
rusalem for to worship,
39 And, when they were come 28 Was returning; and sitting up out of the water, the Spirit of in his chariot, read Esaias the the Lord caught away Philip, that prophet. the eunuch saw him no more: 29 Then the Spirit said unto and he went on his way rejoicing. Philip, Go near, and join thyself 40 But Philip was found at to this chariot. Azotus; and, passing through, 30 And Philip ran thither to he preached in all the cities, till him, and heard him read the pro-lhe came to Cesarea. phet Esaias, and said, Under
standest thou what thou readest? Saul's miraculous conversion. 31 And he said, How can I, ex
cept some man threatenings and slaughter cept some man should guide me? AND Saul, yet breathing out and he desired Philip that he against the disciples of the Lord, would come up and sit with went unto the high priest, 2 And desired of him letters to
32 The place of the scripture Damascus to the synagogues, that which he read was this, He was if he found any of this way, wheled as a sheep to the slaughter;ther they were men or women, he and like a lamb dumb before his might bring them bound unto Jeshearer, so opened he not his rusalem,
3 And, as he journeyed, he 33 In his humiliation his judg-came near Damascus; and sudment was taken away; and who denly there shined round about shall declare his generation? for him a light from heaven :
his life is taken from the earth. 4 And he fell to the earth, and 34 And the eunuch answered heard a voice saying unto him, Philip, and said, I pray thee, of Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou whom speaketh the prophet this? me?
of himself, or of some other man?| 5 And he said, Who art thou, 35 Then Philip opened his Lord? And the Lord said, I am mouth, and began at the same Jesus whom thou persecutest: it scripture, and preached unto him is hard for thee to kick against the Jesus. pricks,
36 And, as they went on their 6 And he, trembling and astoway, they came unto a certain nished, said, Lord, what wilt water; and the eunuch said, See, thou have me to do? And the
He preacheth Christ. Lord said unto him, Arise, and sus, that appeared unto thee in go into the city, and it shall be the way as thou camest, hath sent told thee what thou must do. me, that thou mightest receive 7 And the men which journey-thy sight, and be filled with the ed with him stood speechless, Holy Ghost.
hearing a voice, but seeing no 18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales;
8 And Saul arose from the and he received sight forthwith, earth; and when his eyes were and arose, and was baptized. opened, he saw no man: but 19 And when he had received they led him by the hand, and meat he was strengthened. Then brought him into Damascus. was Saul certain days with the 9 And he was three days with-disciples which were at Damasout sight, and neither did eat nor cus.
drink. 20 And straightway he preach10 T And there was a certain ed Christ in the synagogues, that disciple at Damascus, named he is the Son of God. Ananias; and to him said the 21 But all that heard him were Lord in a vision, Ananias. And amazed, and said, Is not this he he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. that destroyed them which called
11 And the Lord said unto on this name in Jerusalem, and him, "Arise, and go into the street came hither for that intent, that which is called Straight, and en- he might bring them bound unto quire in the house of Judas, for the chief priests?
one called Saul of Tarsus: for, 22 But Saul increased the more behold, he prayeth, in strength, and confounded the 12 And hath seen in a vision a Jews which dwelt at Damascus, man, named Ananias, coming in, proving that this is very Christ. and putting his hand on him, that 23 And after that many days. he might receive his sight. were fulfilled, the Jews took
13 Then Ananias answered, counsel to kill him: Lord, I have heard by many of 24 But their laying await was this man, how much evil he hath known of Saul: and they watchdone to thy saints at Jerusalem: ed the gates day and night to kill 14 And here he hath authority him. from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.
25 Then the disciples took him by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket. ¶
15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way for he is a chosen 26 And when Saul was come vessel unto me, to bear my name to Jerusalem, he assayed to join before the Gentiles, and kings, himself to the disciples: but they and the children of Israel. were all afraid of him, and be16 For I will shew him how lieved not that he was a disciple. great things he must suffer for my 27 But Barnabas took him, and name's sake. brought him to the apostles, and 17 And Ananias went his way, declared unto them how he had and entered into the house; and, seen the Lord in the way, and putting his hands on him, said, that he had spoken to him, and Brother Saul, the Lord, even Je-how he had preached boldly at
Peter's vision. Damascus in the name of Jesus. men, desiring him that he would 28 And he was with them com- not delay to come to them. ing in and going out at Jerusa- 39 Then Peter arose, and went with them. When he was come,
29 And he spake boldly in the they brought him into the upper name of the Lord Jesus, and dis-chamber and all the widows puted against the Grecians: but stood by him weeping, and shewthey went about to slay him. ing the coats and garments which 30 Which when the brethren Dorcas made, while she was with knew, they brought him down to them. Cesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.
40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; 31 Then had the churches and, turning him to the body, rest throughout all Judea, and said, Tabitha, arise. And she Galilee, and Samaria, and were opened her eyes: and, when she edified; and, walking in the fear saw Peter, she sat up.
of the Lord, and in the comfort 41 And he gave her his hand, of the Holy Ghost, were multi-and lifted her up; and, when he plied. had called the saints and widows,
32 And it came to pass, as he presented her alive. Peter passed throughout all quar- 42 And it was known throughters, he came down also to the out all Joppa; and many believsaints which dwelt at Lydda. led in the Lord.
33 And there he found a cer- 43 And it came to pass, that he tain man named Eneas, which tarried many days in Joppa with had kept his bed eight years, and one Simon a tanner.
was sick of the palsy.
34 And Peter said unto him, Eneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.
HERE was a certain man in Cesarea, called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,
35 And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned 2 A devout man, and one that to the Lord. feared God with all his house, 36 ¶ Now there was at Joppa a|which gave much alms to the certain disciple, named Tabitha, people, and prayed to God alwhich, by interpretation, is called way: Dorcas this woman was full of : 3 He saw in a vision evidently good works and alms-deeds which about the ninth hour of the day, she did. an angel of God coming in to 37 And it came to pass in those him, and saying unto him, Cordays, that she was sick, and di-nelius.
ed: whom when they had wash- 4 And when he looked on him, ed, they laid her in an upper he was afraid, and said, What is chamber. it, Lord? And he said unto him,
38 And forasmuch as Lydda Thy prayers and thine alms are was nigh to Joppa, and the disci-come up for a memorial before ples had heard that Peter was God.
there, they sent unto him two 5 And now send men to Jop
to Cornelius. pa, and call for one Simon, whose Cornelius, had made enquiry for surname is Peter; Simon's house, and stood before
6 He lodgeth with one Simon a the gate, tanner, whose house is by the 18 And called, and asked whesea-side: he shall tell thee what ther Simon, which was surnamthou oughtest to do. led Peter, were lodged there.
7 And, when the angel which 19 While Peter thought on spake unto Cornelius was depart-the vision, the Spirit said unto ed, he called two of his house-him, Behold, three men seek hold servants, and a devout sol- thee.
dier of them that waited on him 20 Arise, therefore, and get continually ; thee down, and go with them, 8 And, when he had declared doubting nothing; for I have sent all these things unto them, he sent them. them to Joppa.
21 Then Peter went down to 9 ¶ On the morrow, as they the men which were sent unto went on their journey, and drew him from Cornelius; and said, nigh unto the city, Peter went up Behold, I am he whom ye seek: upon the house-top to pray, about what is the cause wherefore ye are the sixth hour. come?
10 And he became very hun- 22 And they said, Cornelius gry, and would have eaten; but the centurion, a just man, and while they made ready, he fell in- one that feareth God, and of good to a trance, report among all the nation of the 11 And saw heaven opened, Jews, was warned from God by and a certain vessel descending an holy angel to send for thee inunto him, as it had been a great to his house, and to hear words sheet knit at the four corners, and of thee.
let down to the earth:
23 Then called he them in, and 12 Wherein were all manner of lodged them. And on the morfour-footed beasts of the earth, row Peter went away with them, and wild beasts, and creeping and certain brethren from Joppa things, and fowls of the air. accompanied him.
13 And there came a voice to 24 And the morrow after they him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. entered into Cesarea. And Cor
14 But Peter said, Not so, nelius waited for them, and had Lord; for I have never eaten any called together his kinsmen and thing that is common or unclean. near friends.
15 And the voice spake unto 25 ¶ And, as Peter was coming him again the second time, What in, Cornelius met him, and fell God hath cleansed, that call not down at his feet, and worshipped thou common.
16 This was done thrice: and 26 But Peter took him up, saythe vessel was received up again ing, Stand up; I myself also am into heaven.
17 ¶ Now, while Peter doubted 27 And as he talked with him, in himself what this vision which he went in, and found many that he had seen should mean, behold, were come together.
the men which were sent from 28 And he said unto them, Ye