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ded up the ghost. And the young they entered into the temple earmen came in, and found her ly in the morning, and taught. dead, and carrying her forth, But the high priest came, and buried her by her husband. they that were with him, and

11 And great fear came upon called the council together, and all the church, and upon as many all the senate of the children of as heard these things.

Israel, and sent to the prison to 12 1 And by the hands of the have them brought. apostles were many signs and 22 But when the officers wonders wrought among the came, and found them not in people; (and they were all with the prison, they returned, and one accord in Solomon's porch. told,

13 And of the rest durst no 23 Saying, The prison truly man join himself to them : but found we shut with all safety, the people magnified them. and the keepers standing with

14 And believers were the out before the doors : but when more added to the Lord, multi- we had opened, we found no tudes both of men and wo-man within. inen ;)

24 Now, when the bigh priest, 13 Insomuch that they and the captain of the temple, brought forth the sick into the and the chief priests heard these streets, and laid them on beds things, they doubted of them and couches, that at the least whereunto this would grow. the shadow of Peter passing by 25 Then came one and told might overshadow

overshadow some of them, saying, Behold, the inen them.

whom ye put in prison are stand16 There came also a multi- ing in the temple, and teaching tude out of the cities round the people. about unto Jerusalem, bringing 26 Then went the captain sick folks, and them which were with the officers, and brought vexed with unclean spirits; and them without violence: for they they were healed every one. feared the people, lest they

17 I Then the high priest rose should have been stoned. up, and all they that were with 27 And when they had brought him, (which is the sect of the them, they set them before the Sadducees,) and were filled with council: and the high priest askindignation,

ed them, 13 And laid their hands on 28 Saying, Did not we straitthe apostles, and put them in the ly command you, that ye should common prison.

not teach in this name? and be19 But the angel of the hold, ye have filled Jerusalem) Lord by night opened the pris- with your doctrine, and intend on-doors, and brought them to bring this man's blood upon forth, and said,

20 Go, stand and speak in 29 1 Then Peter and the the temple to the people all the other apostles answered and said, words of this life.

We ought to obey God rather 21 And when they heard that. than men.


30 The God of our fathers 40 And to him they agreed : raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and when they had called the and hanged on a tree: apostles, and beaten them, they

31 Him hath God exalted commanded that they should with his right hand to be a Prince not speak in the name of Jesus, and a Saviour, for to give re- and let them go. pentance to Israel, and forgive- 41 1 And they departed from ness of sins.

the presence of the council, re32 And we are his witnesses joicing that they were counted of these things, and so is also worthy to suffer shame for his the Holy Ghost, whom God hath name. given to them that obey him. 42 And daily in the temple,

33 I When they heard that, and in every house, they ceased they were cut to the heart, and not to teach and preach Jesus took counsel to slay them. Christ. 34 Then stood there up one

CHAP. VI. in the council, a Pharisee, nam- 1 The apostles' care for the poor, and ed Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, preaching of the word...5 Seven deahad in reputation among all the

cons chosen. people, and commanded to put AND in those days, when the the apostles forth a little space; number of the disciples was

35° And said unto them, Ye multiplied, there arose a murmen of Israel, take heed to your-muring of the Grecians against selves what ye intend to do as the Hebrews, because their widtouching these men :

ows were neglected in the daily 36 For before these days rose ministration. up Theudas, boasting himself to 2 Then the twelve called the be somebody ; to whom a num- multitude of the disciples unto ber of men, about four hundred, them, and said, It is not reason joined themselves : who was that we should leave the word slain ; and all, as many as obey- of God, and serve tables. ed him, were scattered, and 3 Wherefore, brethren, look brought to nought.

ye out among you seven men of 37 After this man rose up honest report, full of the Holy Judas of Galilee, in the days of Ghost and wisdom, whom we the taxing, and drew away much may appoint over this business. people after him: he also per- 4 But we will give ourselves ished; and all, even as many as continually to prayer, and to obeyed him, were dispersed. the ministry of the word.

38 And now I say unto you, 5 I And the saying pleased Refrain from these men, and let the whole multitude: and they them alone: for if this counsel chose Stephen, a man full of or this work be of men, it will faith_and of the Holy Ghost, come to nought :

and Philip, and Prochorus, and 39 But if it be of God, ye Nicanor, and Timon, and Parcannot overthrow it; lest haply menas, and Nicolas a proselyte ye be found even to fight against of Antioch, God.

6 Whom they set before the apostles : and when they had

CHAP. VII. prayed, they laid their hands on 1 Stephen being called, answereth to his them.

accusation ; 54 they stone him to death. 7 And the word of God in- THEN said the high priest

, creased ; and the number of the

? disciples multiplied in Jerusalem 2 And he said, Men, brethgreatly; and a great company of ren, and fathers, hearken; the the priests were obedient to the God of glory appeared unto our faith.

father Abraham when he was 8 And Stephen, full of faith in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt and power, did great wonders in Charran, and miracles among the peo- 3 And said unto him, Get ple.

thee out of thy country, and 91 Then there arose certain from thy kindred, and come inof the synagogue, which is call- to the land which I shall shew ed The synagogue of the Lib-thee. ertines, and Cyrenians, and Al- 4 Then came he out of the exandrians, and of them of Cil- land of the Chaldeans, and dwelt icia, and of Asia, disputing with in Charran. And from thence, Stephen.

when his father was dead, he 10 And they were not able removed him into this land to resist the wisdom and the wherein ye now dwell. spirit by which he spake.

5 And he gave him none in11 Then they suborned men, heritance in it, no, not so much which said, We have heard as to set his foot on : yet he him speak blasphemous words promised that he would give it against Moses, and against to him for a possession, and to God.

his seed after him, when as yet 12 And they stirred up the he had no child. people, and the elders, and the 6 And God spake on this seribes, and came upon him, and wise, That his seed should socaught him, and brought him to journ in a strange land; and that the council,

they should bring them into bon13 And set up false witness- dage, and entreat them evil four es, which said, This man ceas- hundred years. eth not to speak blasphemous 7 And the nation to whom words against this holy place, they shall be in bondage will I and the law :

judge, said God: and after that 14 For we have heard him shall they come forth, and serve say, That this Jesus of Naza- me in this place. reth shall destroy this place, and 8 And he gave him the coveshall change the customs which nant of circumcision.

And so Moses delivered us.

Abraham begat Isaac, and cir15 And all that sat in the coun-cumcised him the eighth day; cil, looking steadfastly on him, and Isaac begat Jacob, and Jasaw his face as it had been the cob begat the twelve patriarchs, face of an angel.

9 And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into 21 And when he was cast out, Egypt: but God was with him, Pharaoh's daughter took him up,

10 And delivered him out of and nourished him for her own all his afflictions, and gave him son. favor and wisdom in the sight 22 And Moses was learned of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and in all the wisdom of the Egyphe made him governor over tians, and was mighty in words Egypt, and all his house. and in deeds.

if Now there came a dearth 23 And when he was full forover all the land of Egypt and ty years old, it came into his Chanaan, and great affliction; heart to visit his brethren the and our fathers found no suste- children of Israel. nance,

24 And seeing one of them 12 But when Jacob_heard suffer wrong, he defended him, that there was corn in Egypt, and avenged him that was ophe sent out our fathers first. pressed, and smote the Egyp

13 And at the second time Jo- tian : seph was made known to his 25 For he supposed his bretlibrethren: and Joseph's kindred ren would have understood how was made known unto Pharaoh. that God by his hand would de

14 Then sent Joseph, and call- liver them: but they understood ed his father Jacob to him, and not. all his kindred, threescore and 26 And the next day he shewfifteen souls.

ed himself unto them as they 15 So Jacob went down into strove, and would have set them Egypt, and died, he, and our at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are fathers,

brethren ; why do ye wrong one 16 And were carried over in- to another! to Sychem, and laid in the sep- 27 But he that did his neighulchre that Abraham bought for bour wrong, thrust him away, a sum of money of the sons of saying, Who made thee a ruler Emmor, the father of Sychem. and a judge over us?

17 But when the time of the 28 Wilt thou kill me, as thou promise drew nigh, which God didst the Egyptian yesterday ! had sworn to Abraham, the peo- 29 Then fled Moses at this ple grew and multiplied in saying, and was a stranger in the Egypt,

land of Madian, where he begat 18 Till another king arose, two sons. which knew not Joseph.

30 And when forty years 19 The same dealt subtilely were expired, there appeared to with our kindred, and evil-en-him in the wilderness of mount treated our fathers, so that they Sinai an angel of the Lord in a cast out their young children, flame of fire in a bush. to the end they might not live. 31 When Moses saw it, he

20 In which time Moses was wondered at the sight; and as born, and was exceeding fair, he drew near to behold it, the and nourished up in his father's voice of the Lord came unto house three months :


32 Saying, I am the God of of the land of Egypt, we wot not thy fathers, the God of Abraham, what is become of him. and the God of Isaac, and the 41 And they made a calf in God of Jacob. Then Moses those days, and offered sacrifice trembled, and durst not be- unto the idol, and rejoiced in hold.

the works of their own hands. 33 Then said the Lord to 42Then God turned, and gave him, Put off thy shoes from thy them up to worship the host of feet; for the place where thou heaven; as it is written in the standest is holy ground. book of the prophets, O ye house

34 I have seen, I have seen of Israel, have ye offered to me the affliction of my people which slain beasts and sacrifices by the is in Egypt, and I have heard space of forty years in the wildertheir groaning, and am come ness? down to deliver them. And 43 Yea, ye took up the tabnow come, I will send thee into ernacle of Moloch, and the star Egypt.

of your god Remphan, figures 35 This Moses, whom they which ye made to worship them: refused, saying, Who made thee and I will carry you away bea ruler and a judge? the same yond Babylon. did God send to be a ruler and a 44 Our fathers had the taberdeliverer by the hand of the an-nacle of witness in the wildergel which appeared to him in ness, as he had appointed, speakthe bush.

ing unto Moses, that he should 36 He brought them out, af- make it according to the fashion ter that he had shewed wonders that he had seen. and signs in the land of Egypt, 45 Which also our fathers, and in the Red Sea, and in the that came after, brought in with wilderness forty years.

Jesus into the possession of the 37 1 This is that Moses, Gentiles, whom God drave out which said unto the children of before the face of our fathers, Israel, A Prophet shall the Lord unto the days of David; your God raise up unto you of 46 Who found favour before your brethren, like unto me; God, and desired to find a tabhim shall ye hear.

ernacle for the God of Jacob. 38 This is he, that was in the 47 But Solomon built him a church in the wilderness with house. the angel which spake to him 48 Howbeit, the Most High in the mount Sina, and with our dwelleth not in temples inade fathers : who received the lively with hands; as saith the prophoracles to give unto us :

et, 39 To whom our fathers 49 Heaven is iny throne, and would not obey, but thrust him earth is my footstool : what from them, and in their hearts house will ye build me? saith the turned back again into Egypt, Lord : or what is the place of

40 Saying unto Aaron, Make my rest? us gods to go before us: for as for 50 Hath not my hand made this Moses, which brought us out all these things?

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