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The Fews 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 ¶ 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 ne35 Wherefore he saith also in cessary 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.
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 leap
51 But they shook off the dusted and walked. of their feet against them, came unto Iconium.
and 11 And when the people saw 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 Ghost. down to us in the likeness of men.
12 And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, ND it came to pass in Ico-because he was the chief speaker.
Paul beals a cripple of Lystra.
A nium, that they went both 13 Then the priest of Jupiter,
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 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 nothimand 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.
s¶ 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
The apostolic council
concerning circumcision. out of the city, supposing he hadfand disputation with them, they been dead. determined that Paul and Barna20 Howbeit as the disciples nabas, and certain other of them, stood round about him, he rose should go up to Jerusalem unto up, and came into the city: and the apostles and elders about this the next day he departed with question.
Barnabas to Derbe.
3 And being brought on their 21 And whenthey had preach-way by the church, they passed ed the gospel to that city, and through Phenice and Samaria, dehad taught many, they returned claring the conversion of the Genagain to Lystra, and to Iconium, tiles: and they caused great joy and to Antioch, junto all the brethren.
22 Confirming the souls of the 4 And when they were come to disciples, and exhorting them to Jerusalem, they were received of continue in the faith, and that we the church, and of the apostles must through much tribulation and elders, and they declared all enter into the kingdom of God. things that God had done with 23 And when they had ordain-them.
ed them elders in every church,! 5 But there rose up certain of and had prayed with fasting, they the sect of the Pharisees which commended them to the Lord, on believed, saying, That it was whom they believed. needful to circumcise them, and 24 And after they had passed to command them to keep the law throughout Pisidia, they came to of Moses. Pamphylia.
6 ¶ And the apostles and elders, 25 And when they had preach-came together for to consider of ed the word in Perga, they went this matter. down into Attalia:
7 And, when there had been 26 And thence sailed to Anti-much disputing, Peter rose up, och, from whence they had been and said unto them, Men and recommended to the grace of God, brethren, ye know how that a for the work which they fulfilled.good while ago God made choice
27 And when they were come, among us, that the Gentiles by my and had gathered the church to-mouth should hear the word of gether, they rehearsed all that the gospel, and believe. God had done with them, and 8 And God which knoweth the how he had opened the door of hearts, bare them witness, giving faith unto the Gentiles. them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us;
28 And there they abode long
Dissention about circumcision.
9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
10 Now therefore why tempt
A down from Judea, taught ye God, to put a yoke upon the
the brethren, and said, Except neck of the disciples, which neiye be circumcised after the man-ther our fathers nor we were able ner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. to bear?
2 When therefore Paul and 11 But we believe that, through Barnabas had no small dissention the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
The apostles' determination Chap. xv.
sent to the churches. we shall be saved, even as they. chief men among the brethren:
12 T Then all the multitude 23 And they wrote letters by kept silence, and gave audience to them after this manner: The aBarnabas and Paul, declaring postles, and elders, and brethren, what miracles and wonders God send greeting unto the brethren had wrought among the Gentiles which are of the Gentiles in Antiby them. och, and Syria, and Cilicia : 13 ¶ And after they had held 24 Forasmuch as we have their peace, James answered, say-heard that certain which went ing, Men and brethren, hearken out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your
14 Simeon hath declared how souls, saying, re must be circumGod at the first did visit the Gen-cised, and keep the law: to tiles, to take out of them a people whom we gave no such commandfor his name.
15 And to this agree the words 25 It seemed good unto us, of the prophets; as it is written, being assembled with one accord, 16 After this I will return, and to send chosen men unto you will build again the tabernacle of with our beloved Barnabas and David, which is fallen down; and Paul. I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
26 Men that have hazarded their lives for the naine of our
17 That the residue of men Lord Jesus Christ. might seek after the Lord, and all
27 We have sent, therefore, Juthe Gentiles, upon whom my das and Silas, who shall also tell name is called, saith the Lord, you the same things by mouth. who doeth all these things.
18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.
28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things;
19 Wherefore my sentence is, 29 That ye abstain from meats that we trouble not them, which offered to idols, and from blood, from among the Gentiles are turn-and from things strangled, and ed to God: from fornication: from which if 20 But that we write unto ye keep yourselves, ye shall do them, that they abstain from pol-well. Fare ye well. lutions of idols, and from fornica- 30 So, when they were dismistion, and from things strangled, sed, they came to Antioch and and from blood. when they had gathered the mul21 For Moses of old time hath titude together, they delivered in every city them that preach the epistle : him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
31 Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation. 22 Then pleased it the apostles 32 And Judas and Silas, being andelders, with the whole church, prophets also themselves, exhortto send chosen men of their owned the brethren with many words, company to Antioch with Paul and confirmed them.
and Barnabas; namely, Judas 33 And after they had tarried surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, there a space, they were let go in
Lydia converted. peace from the brethren unto the Jews which were in those quar apostles. ters for they knew all that his
34 Notwithstanding, it pleased father was a Greek.
Silas to abide there still.
4 And as they went through the 35 Paul also and Barnabas con-cities, they delivered them the tinued in Antioch, teaching and decrees for to keep, that were preaching the word of the Lord, ordained of the apostles and elders with many others also. which were at Jerusalem.
36¶ And some days after, Paul 5 And so were the churches said unto Barnabas, Let us go established in the faith, and inagain and visit our brethren in eve-creased in number daily.
ry city where we have preached 6 Now, when they had gone the word of the Lord, and see how throughout Phrygia, and the regithey do. on of Galatia, and were forbidden 37 And Barnabás determined of the Holy Ghost to preach the to take with them John, whose word in Asia,
surname was Mark.
7 After they were come to My38 But Paul thought not good sia, they assayed to go into Bito take him with them, who de-thynia: but the Spirit suffered parted from them from Pamphy-them not. lia, and went not with them to the work.
8 And they, passing by Mysia, came down to Troas.
39 And the contention was so 9 T And a vision appeared to sharp between them, that they Paul in the night: There stood a departed asunder one from the man of Macedonia, and prayed other; and so Barnabas took him, saying, Come over into Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus; Macedonia, and help us.
40 And Paul chose Silas, and 10 And after he had seen the departed, being recommended by vision, immediately we endeathe brethren unto the grace of voured to go into Macedonia, God. assuredly gathering that the Lord 41 And he went through Syria had called us for to preach the gosand Cilicia, confirming the pel unto them. churches.
11 Therefore, loosing from Troas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, and the next day
12 And from thence to Philip
Paul circumciseth Timothy. HEN came he to Derbe and to Neapolis; Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named pi, which is the chief city of that Timotheus, the son of a certain part of Macedonia, and a colony: woman, which was a Jewess, and and we were in that city abiding believed; but his father was a certain days.
13 And on the sabbath, we 2 Which was well reported of went out of the city by a river side, by the brethren that were at Lys-where prayer was wont to be tra and Iconium. made; and we sat down, and 3 Him would Paul have to go spake unto the women which reforth with him; and took and cir- sorted thither. cumcised him, because of the
14 T. And a certain woman, A a