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that whosoever shall call on the 31 He seeing this before, name of the Lord, shall be sav- spake of the resurrection of ed.
Christ, that his soul was not left 22 Ye meu of Israel, hear in hell, neither his flesh did see these words; Jesus of Nazareth, corruption. a man approved of God among 32 This Jesus hath God raisyou by miracles, and wonders, ed up, whereof we all are witand signs, which God did by nesses. him in the midst of you, as ye 33 Therefore being by the yourselves also know:
right hand of God exalted, and 23 Him, being delivered by having received of the Father the determinate counsel and the promise of the Holy Ghost, foreknowledge of God, ye have he hath shed forth this, which taken, and by wicked hands ye now see and hear. have crucified and slain :
34 For David is not ascend24 Whom God hath raised ed into the heavens, but he saith up, having loosed the pains of himself, The LORD said unto death: because it was not possi- my Lord, Sit thou on my right ble that he should be holden of hand, it.
35 Until I make thy foes thy 25 For David speaketh con- footstool. cerning him, I foresaw the Lord 36 Therefore let all the house always before my face; for he is of Israel know assuredly, that on my right hand, that I should God hath made that same Jesus not be moved:
whom ye have crucified, both 26 Therefore did my heart re- Lord and Christ. joice, and my tongue was glad ; 37 I Now when they heard moreover also, my flesh shall rest this, they were pricked in their in hope:
heart, and said unto Peter and 27 Because thou wilt not to the rest of the apostles, Men leave my soul in hell, neither wilt and brethren, what shall we do? thou suffer thy Holy One to see 38 Then Peter said unto corruption.
them, Repent, and be baptized 28 Thou hast made known every one of you in the name of to me the ways of life; thou shalt Jesus Christ, for the remission of make me full of joy with thy sins, and ye shall receive the gift countenance.
of the Holy Ghost. 29 Men and brethren, let me 39 For the promise is unto freely speak unto you of the pa- you, and to your children, and to triarch David, that he is both all that are afar off, even as dead and buried, and his sepul- many as the Lord our God shall cbre is with us unto this day. call.
30 Therefore being a prophet, 40 And with many other and knowing that God had words did he testify and exhort, sworn with an oath to him, that saying, Save yourselves from of the fruit of his loins, accord-this untoward generation. ing to the flesh, he would raise 41 . Then they that gladly up Christ to sit on his throne; received his word, were baptized: and the same day there were them, expecting to receive someadded unto them about three thing of them. thousand souls.
6 Then Peter said, Silver 42 And they continued stead- and gold have I none; but such fastly in the apostles' doctrine'as I have give I thee: In the and fellowship, and in breaking name of Jesus Christ of Nazaof bread, and in prayers.
reth, rise up and walk. 43 And fear came upon every
7 And he took him by the soul : and many wonders and right hand, and lifted him up: signs were done by the apos- and immediately his feet and tles.
ancle-bones received strength. 44 And all that believed were 8 And he, leaping up, stood, together, and had all things com- and walked, and entered with mon;
them into the temple, walking, 45 And sold their possessions and leaping, and praising God. and goods, and parted them to 9 And all the people saw him all men, as every man had walking and praising God : need.
10 And they knew that it 46 And they, continuing daily was he which sat for alms at the with one accord in the temple, Beautiful gate of the temple: and breaking bread from house and they were filled with wonto house, did eat their meat with der and amazement at that gladness and singleness of heart, which had happened unto him.
47 Praising God, and having 11 And as the lame man favour with all the people. And which was healed held Peter the Lord added to the church and John, all the people ran todaily such as should be saved. gether unto them in the porch CHAP. III.
that is called Solomon's, greatPeter preacheth to the people that came to
ly wondering. see a lame man restored to his feet, &c. 12 I And when Peter saw it,
up together into the temple, Ye men of Israel, why marvel at the hour of prayer, being the ye at this ? or why look ye so ninth hour.
earnestly on us, as though by 2 And a certain man lame our own power or holiness we from his mother's womb was had made this man to walk ? carried, whom they laid daily at 13 The God of Abraham, and the gate of the temple which is of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God called Beautiful, to ask alms of of our fathers hath glorified his them that entered into the tem- Son Jesus; whom ye deliverple;
ed up, and denied him in the 3 Who, seeing Peter and John presence of Pilate, when he was about to go into the temple, ask- determined to let him go. ed an alms.
14 But ye denied the Holy 4 And Peter fastening his One, and the Just, and desired eyes upon him with John, said, a murderer to be granted unto Look on us.
you; 5 And he gave heed unto 15 And killed the Prince of
life, whom God hath raised from 25 Ye are the children of the the dead; whereof we are wit- prophets, and of the covenant nesses.
which God made with our fath16. And his name, through ers, saying unto Abraham, And faith in his name, hath made this in thy seed shall all the kindreds man strong, whom ye see and of the earth be blessed. know:yea, the faith which is by 26 Unto you first, God havhiin, hath given him this perfect ing raised up his Son Jesus, sent soundness in the presence of you him to bless you, in turning all
away every one of you from his 17 And now, brethren, I wot iniquities. that through ignoranceye did it,
CHAP. IV. as did also your rulers.
1 Peter and John are imprisoned....8 Peter's 18 But those things, which boldness....18 The apostles are threatened.
God before had shewed by the A people, the priests, and the
mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so captain of the temple, and the fulfilled.
Sadducees came upon them, 19 1 Repent ye therefore, and 2 Being grieved that they be converted, that your sins may taught the people, and preachbe blotted out, when the times ed through Jesus the resurrecof refreshing shall come from tion from the dead. the presence of the Lord; 3 And they laid hands on
20 And he shall send Jesus them, and put them in hold unChrist, which before was preach- to the next day: for it was now ed unto you:
even-tide. 21 Whom the heaven must 4 Howbeit, many of them receive, until the times of resti- which heard the word, believed; tution of all things, which God and the number of the men was hath spoken by the mouth of about five thousand. all his holy prophets, since the 5 1 And it came to pass on world began.
the morrow, that their rulers, 22 For Moses truly said unto and elders, and scribes, the fathers, A Prophet shall the 6 And Annas the high priest, Lord your God raise up unto and Caiaphas, and John, and you, of your brethren, like unto Alexander, and as many as me; him shall ye hear in all were of the kindred of the high things, whatsoever he shall say priest, were gathered together unto you.
at Jerusalem. 23. And it shall come to pass, ñ And when they had set that every soul which will not them in the midst, they asked, hear that Prophet, shall be de- By what power, or by what stroyed from among the people. name have ye done this?
24 Yea, and all the prophets 8 Then Peter, filled with the from Samuel, and those that fol- Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye low after, as many as have spok- rulers of the people, and elders en, have likewise foretold of of Israel, these days.
9 If we this day be examin
ed of the good deed done to the speak at all, nor teach in the impotent man, by what means he name of Jesus. is made whole;
19 But Peter and John an10 Be it known unto you all, swered and said unto them, and to all the people of Israel, Whether it be right in the sight that by the name of Jesus Christ of God to hearken unto you of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, more than unto God, judge ye. whom God raised from the 20 For we cannot but speak dead, even by him doth this man the things which we have seen stand here before you whole. and heard.
11 This is the stone which 21 So, when they had further was set at nought of you build- threatened them, they let them ers, which is become the head of go, finding nothing how they the corner.
might punish them, because of 12 Neither is there salvation the people : for all men glorified in any other : for there is none God for that which was done. other name under heaven given 22 For the man was above among men, whereby we must forty years old on whom this be saved.
miracle of healing was shew13 | Now, when they saw ed. the boldness of Peter and John, 23 1 And being let go, they and perceived that they were went to their own company, and unlearned and ignorant men, reported all that the chief priests they marvelled; and they took and elders had said unto them. knowledge of them, that they 24 And when they heard that, had been with Jesus.
they lifted up their voice to God 14 And beholding the man with one accord, and said, Lord, which was healed standing with thou art God, which hast made them, they could say nothing heaven, and earth, and the sea, against it.
and all that in them is ; 15 But when they had com- 25 Who, by the mouth of thy manded them to go aside out of servant David hast said, Why the council, they conferred did the heathen rage, and the among themselves,
people imagine vain things? 16 Saying, What shall we do 26 The kings of the earth to these men ? for that indeed a stood up, and the rulers were notable miracle hath been done gathered together against the by them is manifest to all them Lord, and against his Christ. that dwell in Jerusalem, and we 27' For of a truth against thy cannot deny it.
holy child Jesus, whom thou 17 But that it spread no fur- hast anointed, both Herod, and ther among the people, let us Pontius Pilate, with the Genstraitly threaten them, that they tiles, and the people of Israel, speak henceforth to no man in were gathered together, this name.
28 For to do whatsoever thy 18 And they called them, hand and thy counsel determinand commanded them not to ed before to be done.
29 And now, Lord, behold
CHAP. V. their threatenings: and grant 1 Ananias and Sapphira at Peter's rebuke unto thy servants, that with all fall down dead....12 The Apostles work boldness they may speak the miracles. word,
UT a certain man named
BUT 30 By stretching forth thy Ananias, with Sapphira hand to heal; and that signs and his wife, sold a possession, wonders may be done by the 2 And kept back part of the name of thy holy child Je-price, (his wife also being privy sus.
to it,) and brought a certain part, 31 1 And when they had and laid it at the apostles' feet. prayed, the place was shaken 3 But Peter said, Ananias, where they were assembled to-why hath Satan filled thy heart gether; and they were all fill- to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to ed with the Holy Ghost, and keep back part of the price of they spake the word of God the land? with boldness.
4 While it remained, was it 32 And the multitude of them not thine own? and after it was that believed were of one heart, sold, was it not in thine own and of one soul: neither said power? Why hast thou conany of them that aught of the ceived this thing in thy heart? things which he possessed was thou hast not lied unto men, but his own; but they had all things unto God. common.
5 And Ananias hearing these 33 And with great power words, fell down, and gave up gave the apostles witness of the the ghost. And great fear came resurrection of the Lord Jesus : on all them that heard these and great grace was upon them things. all.
6 And the young men arose, 34 Neither was there any wound him up, and carried him among them that lacked : for as out, and buried him. many as were possessors of lands 7 And it was about the space or houses sold them, and brought of three hours after, when his the prices of the things that were wife, not knowing what was sold,
done, came in. 35 And laid them down at 8 And Peter answered unto the apostles' feet: and distribu- her, Tell me whether ye sold tion was made unto every man the land for so much? And she according as he had need. said, Yea, for so much.
36 And Joses, who by the 9' Then Peter said unto her, apostles was surnamed Barna- How is it that ye have agreed bas, (which is, being interpret-together to tempt the Spirit of ed, The son of consolation, a the Lord ? Behold the feet of Levite, and of the country of them which have buried thy husCyprus,
band are at the door, and shall 37 Having land, sold it, and carry thee out. brought the money, and laid it 1/ Then fell she down at the apostles' feet.
straightway at his feet, and viel