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Chap.ii. Three thousand converted. 31 He, seeing this before, to all that are afar off, even as spake of the resurrection of many as the Lord our God Christ, that his soul was not shall call. left in hell, neither his flesh 40 And with many other did see corruption.

words did he testify & exhort, 32 This Jesus hath God saying, j Save yourselves from raised

up,
whereof we are all

this untoward generation. witnesses.

41 ? Then they that gladly 33 Therefore being by the received his word were bapright hand of God exalted, and tized; and the same day there having received of the Father were added unto them about the promise of the Holy Ghost, three thousand souls. he hath shed forth this, which 42 And they continued stedye now see and hear.

fastly in the apostles' doctrine 34 For David is not ascend. and fellowship, and in breaked into the heavens ;h but he ing of bread, and in prayers. saith himself, The LORD said 43 And fear came upon evunto my Lord, Sit thou on my ery soul; and many wonders right hand,

and signs were done by the 35 Until I make thy foes apostles. thy footstool.

44 And all that believed 36 Therefore let all the were together, and had all house of Israel know assured- things common ; ly, that God hath made that

45 And sold their possessame Jesus, whom ye have sions and goods, and parted erucified, both Lord & Christ. them to all men, as every man 37 1 Now, when they heard

had need. this, they were pricked in their 46 And they, continuing heart,i and said unto Peter, & daily with one accord in the to the rest of the apostles, Men temple, and breaking bread and brethren,what shall we do? from house to house, did eat

38 Then Peter said unto their meat with gladness and them, Repent, and be baptized singleness of heart ;k every one of

you
in the name

47 Praising God, and hav. of Jesus Christ for the remis- ing favour with all the people. sion of sins, and

ye

shall And the Lord added to the ceive the gift of the HolyGhost. church daily such as should 39 For the promise is unto

be saved. you, and to your children, and

re

j Saying, save yourselves by embracb For David is not himself in the ing the religion of Jesus, from the body ascended into heaven.

ruin which will speedily come upon i Were pricked in their heart, were this depraved nation. deeply affected with relenting and £ Singleness of beart, sincerity of

heart, or without covetousness.

concern,

A lame man cured. Acts. Peter addresses the people. CHAP. III.

wonder and amazement at that

which had happened unto him. 1 Peter and John restore a lame

11 And as the lame man man. 19 The people are ex

which was healed held Peter horted to repentance. and John, all the people ran

NOW Peter and John went together unto them in the porch up together into the temple at that is called Solomon's, greatthe hour of prayer, being the ly wondering. ninth hour.

121 And when Peter saw it, 2 And a certain man, lame he answered unto the people, from his mother's womb, was Ye men of Israel, why marvel carried, whom they laid daily ye at this ? or why look ye so at the gate of the temple which earnestly on us, as though by is called Beautiful, to ask alms our own power or holiness wa of them that entered into the had made this man to walk ? temple;

13. The God of Abraham, & 3 Who, seeing Peter and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God John about to go into the tem- of our fathers, hath glorified ple, asked an alms.

his Son Jesus; whom ye de4 And Peter, fastening his livered up, and denied him in eyes upon him with John, said, the presence of Pilate, a when Look on us.

he was determined to let him 5 And he gave heed unto go. them, expecting to receive 14 But

ye

denied the holy something of them.

One and the Just, and desired 6 Then Peter said, Silver a murderer to be granted unto and gold have I none; such as I have give I thee; In

15 And killed the Prince of the name of Jesus Christ of life, whom God hath raised Nazareth rise up and walk. from the dead; whereof we are

✓ And he took him by the witnesses. right hand, and lifted him up; 16 And his name, through and immediately his feet and faith in his name, hath made ancle-bones received strength. this man strong, whom ye see

8 And he, leaping up, stood, and know; yea, the faith whieh and walked, and entered with is by him hath given him this them into the temple, walking, perfect soundness in the presand leaping, and praising God.ence of you all.

9 And all the people saw 17 And now, brethren, I him walking & praising God: wotb that through ignorance

10 And they knew that it yedid it, as did also your rulers. was he which sat for alms at

a Pilate, the Roman governor q£. the Beautiful gate of the tem- Judea.. ple; and they were filled with 6 I wot, I know.

but you;

Exhortation to repentance. Chap. iv. Peter of John imprisoned

18 But those things which nant which God made with our God before had shewed by the fathers, saying unto Abraham, mouth of all his prophets, that And in thy seed shall all the Christ should suffer, he hath kindreds of the earth be blessso fulfilled.

ed.. 19 1 Repent ye, therefore, 26 Unto you first, God, havand be converted, that your ing raised up his son Jesus, sins may be blotted out, when sent him to bless

you,

in turnthe times of refreshing shall ing away, every one of you come from the presence of the from his iniquities.

Lord ;c

was

unto you.

20 And he shall send Jesus

CHAP. IV. Christ, which before 1 The rulers imprison Peter & preached unto you:

John. 8 Peter's boldness : 18 21 Whom the heaven must

they are threatened. receive until the times of res- AND as they spake unto the titution of all things, which people, the priests and the capGod hath spoken by the mouth tain of the temple, and the Sadof all his holy prophets since ducees, came upon them, the world began.

2 Being grieved that they 22 For Moses truly said taught the people, and preachunto the fathers,d A Propheted through Jesus the resurrecshall the Lord your God raise tion from the dead. up unto you of your brethren, 3 And they laid hands on like unto me; him shall ye them, and put them in holda hear in all things whatsoever unto the next day; for it was he shall say

now even-tide.b 23 And it shall come to pass, 4 Howbeit; many of them that every

soul which will not which heard the word belieyr hear that Prophet, shall be ed; and the number of the destroyed from among

the peo- inen was about five thousand. ple.

5 And it came to pass on 24 Yea, & all the prophets, the morrow, that their rulers, from Samuel, and those that and elders, and scribes, follow after, as many as have

6 And Annas the high priest, spoken, have likewise foretold and Caiaphas, and John, and of these days.

Alexander, & as many as were 25 Ye are the children of of the kindred of the high the prophets, and of the cove- priest, were gathered together

at Jerusalem c That times of refreshing and spiritual consolation may come from en

And when they had set joying the presence of the Lord.

them in the midst, they asked'; d Moses truly said unto the fathersą a In bold, in custody or prison &c. Deut. xviii, 15, 18, 19.

b Even-tide, evening.

Peter's boldness.

Acts. They are threatened. By what power, or by what 14 And beholding the man, name, have

ye

done this? which was healed, standing 8 Then Peter, filled with with them, they could say nothe Holy Ghost, said unto them, thing against it. Ye rulers of the people, and 15 But when they had comelders of Israel,

manded them to go aside out 9 If we this day be examin- of the council, they conferred ed of the good deed done to the among themselves, impotentc man, by what means 16 Saying, What shall we he is made whole;

do to these men ? for that in10 Be it known unto you all, deed a notable miracle hath and to all the people of Israel, been done by them is manifest that by the name of Jesus to all them that dwell in JeruChrist of Nazareth, whom ye salem ; and we cannot deny it. crucified, whom God raised 17 But that it spread no from the dead, even by him farther among the people, let doth this man stand here be- us straitly threaten them, that fore you whole.

they speak henceforth to no 11 This is the stone which man in this name. was set at nought of you

build- 18 And they called them, ers, which is become the head and commanded them not to of the corner.d

speak at all, nor teach, in the 12 Neither is there salva- name of Jesus. tion in any other; for there is 19 But Peter and John annone other name under heaven swered, and said unto them, given among men, whereby we Whether it be right in the must be saved.

sight of God to hearken unto 13 | Now, when they saw you more than unto God, judge the boldness of Peter and John, ye. and perceived that they were 20 For we cannot but speak unlearned and ignorant men, the things, which we have seen they marvelled: and they took and heard. knowledge of them,e that they 21 So, when they had furhad been with Jesus.

ther threatened them, they let

them go, finding nothing how c Impotent, weak, or lame. they might punish them, be

d This Jesus is, in the church, the cause of the people; for all foundation stone,

which
you builders,

men glorified God for that
or guides and teachers, have set at which was done.
nought, but it has nevertheless be-

22 For the man was above come the head, the principal stone in the edifice.

forty years old, on whom this e They took knowledge, &c. they re

miracle of healing was shewed. collected to have seen them with 23 And being let go, they Jesus

went to their own company,

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Peter and John pray. Chap. iv. The Holy Ghost given. and reported all that the chief 32 And the multitude of priests and elders had said them that believed were of one unto them.

heart and of one soul; neither 24 And when they heard said any of them, that ought of that, they lifted up their voice the things which he possessed to God with one accord, and was his own; but they had all said, Lord, thou art God, which things common. hast made heaven and earth, 33 And with great power and the sea, and all that in gave the apostles witness of them is :

the resurrection of the Lord 25 Who by the mouth of Jesus; and great grace f was thy servant David hast said, upon them all. Why did the heathen rage, and

34 Neither was there any the people imagine vain things? among them that lacked; for 26 The kings of the earth as many as were possessors of

and the rulers were lands or houses sold them, and gathered together against the brought the prices of the things Lord, and against his Christ. that were sold, 27 For of a truth against

35 And laid them down at thy holy child Jesus, whom the apostles' feet; and distrithou hast anointed, both Herod bution was made unto every and Pontius Pilate, with the man according as he had need. Gentiles, and the people of 36 And Joses, who by the Israel, were gathered together, apostles was surnamed Barna

28 For to do whatsoever thy bas, (which is, being interprethand & thy counsel determin- ed, The son of consolation,) a ed before to be done.

Levite, and of the country of 29 And now, Lord, behold Cyprus, & their threatenings; and grant 37 Having land, sold it, and unto thy, servants, that with brought the money, and laid it all boldness they may speak at the apostles' feet. thy word,

30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs God.

of Grace, the favour and blessing of and wonders may be done by

g. Cyprus, a large island in the the name of thy holy child north cast part of the Mediterranean Jesus.

sea, about 175 niiles in length and 60 31 And when they had in breadth. Among its principal prayed, the place was shaken cities were Salamis and Paphos. St. where they were assembled to. Paul, with Barnabas and Mark, visit

ed this island ; and it was here he gether; and they were all fill- withstood Elymas, the sorcerer, and ed with the Holy Ghost, and confirmed the faith of Surgius Paulus; they spake the word of God the deputy or governor. with boldness.

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