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Christ's charge

S. John.

to Peter. 8 And the other disciples camesaid unto him, Lord, thou know. in a little ship, (for they were not est all things; thou knowest that far from land, but as it were two I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, hundred cubits,) dragging the net Feed my sheep. with fishes.

18 Verily, verily, I say unto 9 As soon then as they were thee, When thou wast young, come to land, they saw a fire of thou girdest thyself, and walkedst coals there, and fish laid thereon, whither thou wouldest; but and bread.

when thou shalt be old, thou shalt 10 Jesus saith unto them, Bring stretch forth thy hands, and anoof the fish which ye have now ther shall gird thee, and carry thee caught.

whither thou wouldest not. 11 Simon Peter went up, and 19 This spake he, signifying Crew the net to land full of great by what death he should glorify fishes, an hundred and fifty and God. And, when he had spoken three; and for all there were so this, he saith unto him, Follow inany, yet was not the net bro-me, ken.

20 Then Peter, turning about, 12 | Jesus saith unto them, seeth the disciple whom Jesus Come and dine, And none of loved following; which also leanthe disciples durst ask him, Who ed on his breast at supper, and art thou ? knowing that it was said, Lord, which is he that bethe Loril.

trayeth thee? 13 Jesiis then cometh, and tak- , 21 Peter seeing him, saith to cth bread, and giveth them, and Jesus, Lord, and what shall this fish likewise.

man do? 14 This is now the third time 22 Jesus saith unto him, If I that Jesus shewed himself to his will that he tarry till I come, what disciples, after that he was risen is that to thee? Follow thou froia the dead.

15 9 So, when they had dined, 23 Then went this saying abroad Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Si- among the brethren, that that dismon, son of Jonas, lovest thou ciple should not de: yet Jesus me more than these? He saith said not unto him, He shall not unio him, Yea, Lord; thou die; but, If I will that he tarry krowest that I love thee. He till I come, what is that to saith unto him, Feed my lambs. thee

16 He saith to him again the se- 24 T This is the disciple which cond time, Simon, son of Jonas, testifieth of these things, and lovest thou me? He saith unto wrote these things : and we him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest know that his testimony is true. that I love thee. ile saith unto 25 And there are also many him, Feed my sheep.

other things which Jesus did, the 17 He saith unto him the third which, if they should be written tine, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest every one, I suppose that even thou me? Peter was grieved be- the world itself could not contain cause he said unto him the third the books that should be written. r, Lovest thou me? And he Amen.

me.

THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES.
CHAP. I.

stedfastly toward heaven as he Matthias chosen an apostle. went up, behold, two men stood 'HE former treatise have I by them in white apparel ;

made, , 11 Which also said, Ye all that Jesus began both to do Galilee, why stand ye gazing up and teach,

into heaven ? this same Jesus, 2 Until the day in which he was which is taken up from you into taken up, after that he through the heaven, shall so come in like Holy Ghost had given command-manner as ye have seen him go ments unto the apostles whom he into heaven. had chosen :

12 Then returned they unto Je. 3 To whom also he shewed rusalem from the mount called himself alive after his passion, by Olivet, which is from Jerusalem many infallible proofs, being seen a sabbath-day's journey. of them forty days, and speaking. 13 And when they were come of the things pertaining to the in, they went up into an upper kingdom of God:

room, where abode both Peter, 4 And, being assembled toge- and James, and John, and Anther with them, commanded them drew, Philip, and Thomas, Barthat they should not depart from tholomew, and Matthew, James Jerusalem, but wait for the pro- the son of Alpheus, and Simon mise of the Father, which, saith Zelotes, and Judas the brother of be, ve have heard of me.

James. 5 For John truly baptized with 14 These all continued with one water; but ye shall be baptized accord in prayer and supplication, with the Holy Ghost not many with the women, and Mary the clays hence.

mother of Jesus, and with his 6 When they, therefore, were brethren. come together, they asked of him, 15 1 And in those days Peter saying, Lord, wilt thou at this stood up in the midst of the discitime restore again the kingdom to ples, and said, (the number of Israel?

įthe names together were about an 7 And he said unto them, It is hundred and twenty,) not for you to know the times or 16 Men and brethren, this the seasons, which the Father scripture must needs have been hath put in his own power: fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost,

8 But ye shall receive power, by the mouth of David, spake beafter that the Holy Ghost is come fore concerning Judas, which was upon you: and ye shall be wit-guide to them that took Jesus. nesses unto me, both in Jerusa- 17 For he was numbered with lem, and in all Judea, and in Sa- us, and had obtained part of this maria, and unto the uttermost ministry. part of the earth.

18 Now this man purchased a 9 And, when he had spoken field with the reward of iniquity; these things, while they beheld, and, falling headlong, he burst he was taken up; and a clouci asunder in the midst, and all his received him out of their siglit. howels gushed out.

10 T And, while they locked 19 And it was known unto all

Matthias chosen an apostle. Chap. i. The apostles inspired. the dwellers at Jerusalem; inso-1 4 And they were all filled with much as that field was called in the Holy Ghost, and began to their proper tongue, Aceldama, speak with other tongues, as the that is to say, the field of blood. Spirit gave them utterance.

20 For it is written in the book 5 And there were dwelling at of Psalms, Let his habitation be Jerusalem, Jews, devout men, desolate, and let no man dwell out of every nation under heatherein : and his bishoprick let ven. another take.

6 Now, when this was noised 21 Wherefore, of these men abroad, the multitude came togewhich have companied with us ther, and were confounded, beall the time that the Lord Jesus cause that every man heard them went in and out among us,

speak in his own language. 22 Beginning from the baptism 7 And they were all amazed, of John, unto that same day that and marvelled, saying one to anohe was taken up from us, must ther, Behold, are not all these one be orclained, to be a witness which speak, Galileans? with us of his resurrection. 8 And how hear we every man

23 And they appointed two, in our own tongue, wherein we Joseph called Barsabas, who was were born? surnamed Justus, and Matthias. 9 Parthians, and Medes, and

24 And they prayed, and said, Elamites, and the dwellers in Thou, Lord, which knowest the Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and hearts of all men, shew whether of Cappadocia, in Pontus, and these two thou hast chosen, Asia,

25 That he may take part of 10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in this ministry and apostleship, Egypt, and in the parts of Libya from which Judas by transgressi- about Cyrene, and strangers of on fell, that he might go to his Rome, Jews and Proselytes, own place.

11 Cretes, and Arabians, we do 26 And they gave forth their hear them speak in our tongues lots: and the lot fell upon Mat- the wonderful works of God. thias; and he was numbered with 12 And they were all amazed, the eleven apostles.

and were in doubt, saying one to CHAP. II.

another, What meaneth this? The apostles inspired. 13 Othersinocking, said, These ND when the day of Pente- men are full of new wine.

cost was fully come, they 14 | But Peter, standing up were all with one accord in one with the eleven, lifted up his place.

voice, and said unto them, Ye 2 And suddenly there came a men of Judea, and all ye that sound from heaven, as of a rush-dwell at Jerusalem, bethis known ing mighty wind, and it filled all unto you, and hearken to my the house where they were sit- words: ting.

15 For these are not drunken, 3 And there appeared unto as ye suppose, seeirg it is but the them cloven tongues like as of third hour of the day. fire, and it sat upon each of 16 But this is that which was them.

Ispoken by the prophet Joel ;

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Peter's sermon:

The Acts. Many converteil. 17 And it shall come to pass in my soul in hell; neither wilt thou the last days, (saith God,) I will suffer thine Holy One to see corpour out of my Spirit upon all ruption. hesh : and your sons and your 28. Thou hast made known to daughters shall prophesy, and me the ways of life; thou shalt your young men shall see visions, make me full of joy with thy and your old men shall dream countenance. dreams:

29 Men and brethren, let me 18 And on my servants, and on freely speak unto you of the patrimy handmaidens, I will pour out arch David, that he is both dead in those days of my Spirit; and and buried, and his sepulchre is they shall prophesy ;

with us unto this day. 19 And I will shew wonders in 30 Therefore being a prophet, heaven above, and signs in the and knowing that God had sworn earth beneath : blood, and fire, with an oath to him, that of the and vapour of smoke:

fruit of his loins, according to the 20 The sun shall be turned in-flesh, he would raise up Christ to to darkness, and the moon into sit on his throne; blood, before that great and nota- 31 He seeing this before, spake ble day of the Lord come : of the resurrection of Christ, that

21 And it shall come to pass, his soul was not left in hell, nei. that whosoever shall call upon the ther his flesh did see corruption. name of the Lord shall be saved. 32 This Jesus hath God raised

22 Ye men of Israel, hear these up, whereof we all are witnesses. words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man 33 Therefore, being by the approved of God among you, by right hand of God exalted, and miracles, and wonders, and signs, having received of the Father the which God did by him in the promise of the Holy Ghost, he midst of you, as ye yourselves hath shed forth this, which ye. also know :

now see and hear. 23 Him, being delivered by the 34 For David is not ascended determinate counsel and fore- into the heavens : but he saith knowledge of God, ye have taken, himself, The Lord said unto my and by wicked hands have cruci- Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, fied and slain;

35 Until I make thy foes thy 24 Whom God hath raised up, footstool. having loosed the pains of death;

36 Therefore let all the house because it was not possible that of Israel know assuredly, that God he should be holden of it. hath made that same Jesus, whom

25 For David speaketh con- ye have crucified, both Lord and cerning him, I foresaw the Lord Christ. always before my face; for he is 37 1 Now when they heard on my right hand, that I should this, they were pricked in their not be moved:

heart, and said unto Peter, and 26 Therefore did my heart re-to the rest of the apostles, Men joice, and my tongue was glad ; and brethren, what shall we do? moreover also, my flesh shall rest 38 Then Peter said unto them, in hope :

Repent, and be baptized every 27 Because thou wilt not leave one of you in the name of Jesus

on us.

A cripple
Chap. iii.

bealed. Christ for the remission of sins, that entered into the temple ; and ye shall receive the gift of the 3 Who seeing Peter and John Holy Ghost.

about to go into the temple, ask39 For the promise is unto you, ed an alms. and to your children, and to all 4 And Peter, fastening his eyes that are afar off, even as many as upon him, with John, said, Look the Lord our God shall call.

40 And with many other words 5 And he gave heed unto them, did he testify and exhort, saying, expecting to receive something of Save yourselves from this unto-them. ward generation.

6 Then Peter said, Silver and 41 I Then they that gladly re- gold have I none ; but such as I ceived his word were baptized : have, give I thee: In the name and the same day there were add- of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise ed unto them about three thousand up and walk. souls.

7 And he took him by the right 42 And they continued sted-hand, and lifted him up: and imfastly in the apostles' doctrine and mediately his feet and ancle-bones fellowship, and in breaking of received strength. bread, and in prayers.

8 And he, leaping up, stood, 43 And fear came upon every and walked, and entered with soul : and many wonders and them into the temple, walking, signs were done by the apostles. and leaping, and praising God.

44 And all that believed were 9 And all the people saw him together, and had all things com- walking, and praising God: mon,

10 And they knew that it was 45 And sold their possessions he which sat for alms at the Beauand goods, and parted them to all tiful gate of the temple ; and they men, as every man had need.

were filled with wonder and 46 And they, continuing daily amazement at that which had with one accord in the temple, happened unto him. and breaking bread from house to 11 And, as the lame man which house, did eat their meat with was healed, held Peter and John, gladness, and singleness of heart; all the people ran together unto

47 Praising God, and having them in the porch that is called favour with all the people. And Solomon's, greatly wondering. the Lord added to the church 12 | And when Peter saw it, daily such as should be saved. he answered unto the people, Ye CHAP. III.

men of Israel, why marvel ye at A lame man healed. this? or why look ye so earnest

OW Peter and John went uply on us, as though by our own the hour of prayer, being the this man to walk ? ninth bour.

13 The God of Abraham, and 2 And a certain man, lame from of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God his mother's womb, was carried, of our fathers, hath glorified his whom they laid daily at the gate Son Jesus; whom ye delivered of the temple which is called up, and denied him in the preBeautiful, to ask alms of them.sence of Pilate, when he was

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