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Herod killeth James.

Chap. xii.

Peter's imprisonment. 23 Who, when he came, and fand delivered him to four quaterhad seen the grace of God, was nions of soldiers to keep him; inglad, and exhorted them all, that tending after Easter to bring him with purpose of heart they would forth to the people. cleave unto the Lord.

5 Peter therefore was kept in 24 For he was a good man, prison: but prayer was made and full of the Holy Ghost, and without ceasing of the church unof faith and much people was to God for him.

added unto the Lord.

6 And when Herod wouldhave 25 Then departed Barnabas to brought him forth, the same night Tarsus, for to seek Saul: Peter was sleeping between two 26 And, when he had found soldiers, bound with two chains; him, he brought him unto Anti-and the keepers before the door och. And it came to pass, that a kept the prison.

whole year they assembled them- 7 And, behold, the angel of seives with the church, and taught the Lord came upon him, and a much people. And the disciples light shined in the prison: and he were called Christians first in smote Peter on the side, and raiAntioch. sed him up, saying, Arise up came quickly. And his chains fell off unto from his hands.

8 And the angel said unto him, 28 And there stood up one of Gird thyself, and bind on thy santhem, named Agabus, and signifi-dals. And so he did. And he ed, by the spirit, that there should saith unto him, Cast thy garment be great dearth throughout all the about thee, and follow me. world; which came to pass in the 9 And he went out, and followdays of Claudius Cesar. ed him; and wist not that it was 29 Then the disciples, every true which was done by the anman according to his ability, de-gel; but thought he saw a vision. termined to send relief unto the 10 When they were past the brethren which dwelt in Judea: first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of its own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him.

27 And in those days prophets from Jerusalem Antioch.

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

CHAP. XII. Herod persecuteth the Christians. TOW, about that time, Herod the king stretched forth bis hands to vex certain of the church. to himself, he said, Now I know 2 And he killed James, the bro-of a surety, that the Lord hath ther of John, with the sword. sent his angel, and hath delivered

Now, about

11 And when Peter was come

3 And, because he saw it plea- me out of the hand of Herod, and sed the Jews, he proceeded fur-from all the expectation of the peother to take Peter also. (Then ple of the Jews. were the days of unleavened 12 And, when he had considerbread.) ed the thing, he came to the house 4 And, when he had apprehen- of Mary the mother of John, ded him, and put him in prison, whose surname was Mark; where

Herod's death.

The Acts. Of Elymas the sorcerer. 22 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, 13 And, as Peter knocked at and not of a man. the door of the gate, a damsel 23 And immediately the angel came to hearken, named Rhoda. of the Lord smote him, because

many were gathered together, praying.

14 And, when she knew Pe- he gave not God the glory and ter's voice, she opened not the he was eaten of worms, and gave gate for gladness, but ran in, and up the ghost. told how Peter stood before the 24 But the word of God gate. grew and multiplied.

15 And they said unto her, 25 And Barnabas and Saul reThou art mad. But she con-turned from Jerusalem, when stantly affirmed that it was even they had fulfilled their ministry, so. Then said they, It is his angel. and took with them John, whose 16 But Peter continued knock-surname was Mark. ing and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were Elymas the sorcerer struck blind. there were


tonished he, beckoning unto Nchurch that was at Antioch

17 But

them with the hand to hold their certain prophets and teachers; as peace, declared unto them how Barnabas, and Simeon that was the Lord had brought him out of called Niger, and Lucius of Cythe prison. And he said, Go, rene, and Manaen, which had shew these things unto James, and been brought up with Herod the to the brethren. And he depart-tetrarch, and Saul. ed, and went into another place. 2 As they ministered to the

18 Now, as soon as it was day, Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost there was no small stir among the said, Separate me Barnabas and soldiers, what was become of Saul for the work whereunto I Peter. have called them.

19 And, when Herod had 3 And when they had fasted and sought for him, and found him prayed, and laid their hands on not, he examined the keepers, them, they sent them away. and commanded that they should 4 T So they, being sent forth by be put to death. And he went the Holy Ghost, departed unto down from Judea to Cesarea, and Seleucia; and from thence they there abode. sailed to Cyprus..

20 And Herod was highly 5 And when they were at Saladispleased with them of Tyre and mis, they preached the word of Sidon but they came with one God in the synagogues of the accord to him, and, having made Jews and they had also John to Blastus the king's chamberlain their minister.

their friend, desired peace; be- 6 And when they had gone cause their country was nourish- through the isles unto Paphos, ed by the king's country. they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus,

21 And upon a set day, Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them.

7 Which was with the deputy lof the country, Sergius Paulus, a

Chap. xiii.

Paul preacheth Christ at Antioch. prudent man; who called for Bar-Israel chose our fathers, and exnabas and Saul, and desired to alted the people when they dwelt hear the word of God. as strangers in the land of Egypt, 8 But Elymas the sorcerer, (for and with an high arm brought he so is his name by interpretation,) them out of it. withstood them, seeking to turn 18 And about the time of forty away the deputy from the faith. years suffered he their manners in 9 Then Saul, (who also is called the wilderness.

Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, 19 And when he had destroyed set his eyes on him, seven nations in the land of Cha10 And said, O full of all sub-naan, he divided their land to tilty and all mischief, thou child of them by lot.

the devil, thou enemy of all right- 20 And after that he gave unto cousness! wilt thou not cease to them judges about the space of pervert the right ways of the four hundred and fifty years, until Lord? Samuel the prophet.

11 And now, behold, the hand 21 And afterward they desired of the Lord is upon thee, and a king and God gave unto them thou shalt be blind, not seeing the Saul the Son of Cis, a man of the sun for a season. And immedi-tribe of Benjamin, by the space ately there fell on him a mist and of forty years.

a darkness; and he went about 22 And when he had removed seeking some to lead him by the him, he raised up unto them Dahand. vid to be their king; to whom al12 Then the deputy, when he so he gave testimony, and said, I saw what was done, believed, be- have found David the son of Jesse, ing astonished at the doctrine of a man after mine own heart, the Lord. which shall fulfil all my will,

13 Now when Paul and his 23 Of this man's seed hath God, company loosed from Paphos, according to his promise, raised they came to Perga in Pamphylia: unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus: and John, departing from them,| 24 When John had first preachreturned to Jerusalem. ed before his coming the baptism 14 But, when they departed of repentance to all the people of T from Perga, they came to Antioch Israel.

in Pisidia, and went into the sy- 25 And as John fulfilled his nagogue on the sabbath day, and course, he said, Whom think ye sat down. that I am? I am not be. But, be15 And after the reading of the hold, there cometh one after me, law and the prophets, the rulers whose shoes of his feet I am not of the synagogue sent unto them, worthy to loose. saying, Te men and brethren, if 26 Men and brethren, children ye have any word of exhortation of the stock of Abraham, and for the people, say on. whosoever among you feareth

16 Then Paul stood up, and God, to you is the word of this beckoning with his hand, said, salvation sent. Men of Israel, and ye that fear 27 For they that dwell at JeruGod, give audience. salem, and their rulers, because 17 The God of this people of they knew him not, nor yet the

The Fews

The Acts.

oppose him. voices of the prophets which are 40 Beware, therefore, lest that read every sabbath day, they have come upon you which is spoken fulfilled them in condemning him. of in the prophets;

28 And though they found no 41 Behold, ye despisers, and cause of death in him, yet desired wonder, and perish: for I work a they Pilate that he should be slain. work in your days, a work which 29 And when they had fulfilled ye shall in no wise believe, though all that was written of him, they a man declare it unto you. took him down from the tree, and 42 T And when the Jews were laid him in a sepulchre. gone out of the synagogue, the 30 But God raised him from Gentiles besought that these the dead: words might be preached to them

31 And he was seen many days the next sabbath. of them which came up with him 43 Now, when the congregation from Galilee to Jerusalem, who was broken up, many of the Jews, are his witnesses unto the people. and religious proselytes, followed

32 And we declare unto you Paul and Barnabas; who, speakglad tidings, how that the promise ing to them, persuaded them to which was made unto the fathers, continue in the grace of God.

33 God hath fulfilled the same 44 T And the next sabbath day unto us their children, in that he came almost the whole city togehath raised up Jesus again: as it ther to hear the word of God. is also written in the second 45 But when the Jews saw the Psalm, Thou art my Son, This multitudes, they were filled with day have I begotten thee. envy, and spake against those

34 And as concerning that he things which were spoken by raised him up from the dead, now Paul, contradicting and blaspheno more to return to corruption, ming.

he said on this wise, I will give 46 Then Paul and Barnabas you the sure mercies of David. waxed bold, and said, It was ne

35 Wherefore he saith also incessary that the word of God another psalm, Thou shalt not should first have been spoken to suffer thine Holy One to see cor-you: but seeing ye put it from ruption. you, and judge yourselves un36 For David, after he had serv-worthy of everlasting life, lo, we ed his own generation, by the will turn to the Gentiles.

of God, fell on sleep, and was 47 For so hath the Lord comlaid unto his fathers, and saw cor-manded us, saying, I have set ruption; thee to be a light to the Gentiles,

37 But he, whom God raised that thou shouldst be for salvatiagain, saw no corruption. on unto the ends of the earth.

38 T Be it known unto you 48 And when the Gentiles therefore, men and brethren, that heard this, they were glad, and through this man is preached unto glorified the word of the Lord: you the forgiveness of sins: and as many as were ordained to 39 And by him, all that believe eternal life believed. are justified from all things, from 49 And the word of the Lord which ye could not be justified by was published throughout all the the law of Moses,


A cripple healed.

Chap. xiv.

Paul stoned at Lystra.

50 But the Jews stirred up the 9 The same heard Paul speak: devout and honorable women, who stedfastly beholding him, and and the chief men of the city, and perceiving that he had faith to be raised persecution against Paul healed, and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts.

10 Said, with a loud voice, Stand up-right on thy feet. And he leap51 But they shook off the dusted and walked. of their feet against them, and 11 And when the people saw came unto Iconium. what Paul had done, they lifted up 52 And the disciples were filled their voices, saying, in the speech with joy, and with the Holy of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men. 12 And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius,



Paul beals a cripple of Lystra.

Nuit came to pass in both ca Then was triest of Peaker, nium, that went together into the synagogue of the which was before their city, Jews, and so spake, that a great brought oxen and garlands unto multitude, both of the Jews, and the gates, and would have done also of the Greeks, believed. sacrifice with the people.

2 But the unbelieving Jews stir- 14 Which when the apostles, red up the Gentiles, and made Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they their minds evil affected against rent their clothes, and ran in athe brethren. mong the people, crying out,

3 Long time, therefore, abode 15 And saying, Sirs, why do they, speaking boldly in the Lord; ye these things? We also are men which gave testimony unto the of like passions with you, and word of his grace, and granted preach unto you, that ye should signs and wonders to be done by turn from these vanities unto the their hands. living God, which made heaven 4 But the multitude of the city and earth, and the sea, and all was divided: and part held with things that are therein: the Jews, and part with the apos- 16 Who in times past suffered tles. all nations to walk in their own 5 And when there was an as-ways. sault made, both of the Gentiles, 17 Nevertheless he left not himand also of the Jews with their self without a witness, in that he rulers, to use them despitefully, did good, and gave us rain from and to stone them, heaven, and fruitful seasons, fil

6 They were ware of it, and fledling our hearts with food and unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of gladness. Lycaonia, and unto the region 18 And with these sayings that lieth round about: scarce restrained they the people, 7 And there they preached the that they had not done sacrifice gospel. unto them.

ST And there sat a certain man 19 And there came thither cerat Lystra, impotent in his feet,tain Jews from Antioch, and Icobeing a cripple from his mother's nium, who persuaded the people, womb, who never had walked: land having stoned Paul, drew him

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