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Elymas the sorcerer. Acts. Paul preacheth at Antioch Aud immediately there fell on forty years suffered he their him a mist and a darkness; & manners in the wilderness, he went about seeking some to 19 And when he had de. lead him by the hand.

stroyed seven nations in the 12 Then the deputy, when land of Chanaan, he divided he saw what was done, believ- their land to them by lot. ed, being astonished at the 20 And after that he gave doctrine of the Lord.

unto them judges about the 13 Now, when Paul and his space of four hundred and fifcompany loosed from Paphos, ty years, until Samuel the they came to Perga in Pam- prophet. phylia; and John, departing 21 And afterward they defrom them, returned to Jeru- sired a king; and God gave salem.

unto them Saul the son of Cis,f 14 I But when they depart- a man of the tribe of Benjaed from Perga they came to min, by the space of forty Antioch in Pisidia, é and went years. into the synagogue on the Sab- 22 And when he had rebath-day, and sat down. moved him, he raised up

unto 15 And after the reading of them David to be their king; the law and the prophets, the to whom also he gave

testimorulers of the synagoue sent un, ny, and said, I have found Da. to them, saying, Ye men and vid the son of Jesse, a man brethren, if ye have any word after mine own heart, which of exhortation for the people, shall fulfil all my will.

23 Of this man's seed hath 16 Then Paul stood up, and, God, according to his promise, beckoning with his hand, said, raised unto Israel a Saviour, Men of Israel, and ye that fear Jesus; God, give audience.

24 When John had first 1 The God of this people preached, before his coming, of Israel chose our fathers, the baptism of repentance to and exalted the people, when all the people of Israel. they dwelt as strangers in the 25 And as John fulfilled his land of Egypt, and with an course.g he said, Whom think high arm brought he them out ye that I am ? ' I am not he. of it.

But, behold, there cometh one 18 And about the time of after me, whose shoes of his

feet I am not worthy to loose. e Pisidia, an interior province of Asia Minor north of Pamphylia.

26 Men and brethren, chilAntioch was the capital; but it must be remembered, there was another of Cis, in the Old Testament Kisb. place of the same name, which was g Fulfillea bis course, discharged the the capital of Syria.

duties of his office,

say on.

that Jesus is Christ. Chap. xiii.

The Gentiles believe. dren of the stock of Abraham, wise, I will give you the sure and whosoever among you mercies of David. feareth God, to you is the word 35 Wherefore he saith alof this salvation sent.

so in another psalm, Thou 27 For they that dwell at shalt not suffer thine Holy One Jerusalem, and their rulers, to see corruption. because they knew him not, 36 For David, after he had nor yet the voices h of the

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served his own generation, by phets which are read every

the will of God, fell on sleep, sabbath-day, they have fulfill- and was laid unto his fathers, ed them in condemning him. and saw corruption :

28 And though they found 37 But he whom God raise no cause of death in him, yet ed again saw no corruption. desired they Pilate that he

38 1 Be it known unto you, should be slain.

therefore, men and brethren, 29 And when they had ful- that through this man is filled all that was written of preached unto you the forgivehim, they took him down from ness of sins; the tree, and laid him in a sep- 39 And by him all that beulchre.

lieve are justified from all 30 But God raised him from things, from which ye could the dead.

not be justified by the law of 31 And he was seen many

Moses. days of them, which came up 40 Beware, therefore, lest with him from Galilee to Je. that come upon you, which is rusalem, who are his witness- spoken of in the prophets ; es unto the people.

41 Behold, ye despisers, and 32 And we declare unto you wonder, and perish; for I glad tidings, how that the pro- work a work in your days, a mise, which was made unto work which ye shall in no the fathers,

wise believe, though a man 33 God hath fulfilled the declare it unto you. same unto us their children, in 42 | And, when the Jews that he hath raised

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Jesus were gone out of the synaagain; as it is also written gogue, the Gentiles besought, in the second psalm, Thou art that these words might be my Son, this day have I be- preached to them the next sabgotten thee.

bath. 34 And as concerning that 43 Now, when the

eongrehe raised him up from the gation was broken up, many dead, now no more to return of the Jews and religious proto corruption, he said on this selites followed Paul and Bar

nabas; who, speaking to them, b Voices, sayings or writings. persuaded them to continue in

the grace of God.

The Jews blaspheme. Acts. Paul & Barnabas persecuted. 44 And the next sabbath

52 And the disciples were day came almost the whole filled with joy, and with the city together to hear the word Holy Ghost. of God. 45 But when the Jews saw

CHAP. XIV. the multitudes, they were fill- 1 Paul and Barnabas are pered with envy, and spake a- secuted. 8 Paul healing a gainst those things which were cripple, they are reputed as spoken by Paul, contradicting gods. 19 Paul is stoned. 21 and blaspheming.

They pass through divers 46 Then Paul and Barna- churches, and return to Anbas waxed bold, and said, It tioch. was necessary that the word of

AND it came to pass in IcoGod should first have been nium, that they went both tospoken to you; but seeing ye gether into the synagogue of put it from you, and judge the Jews, and so spake, that yourselves unworthy of ever- a great multitude, both of the lasting life, lo, we turn to the Jews, and also of the Greeks, Gentiles :

believed. 47 For so hath the Lord

2 But the unbelieving Jews commanded us, saying, I have stirred up the Gentiles, and set thee to be a light of the made their minds evil-affected Gentiles, that thou shouldest against the brethren. be for salvation unto the ends 3 Long time, therefore, aof the earth.

bode they speaking boldly in 48 And when the Gentiles the Lord, which gave

testimoheard this, they were glad, nya unto the word of this grace, and glorified the word of the and granted signs and wonders Lord; and as many as were or- to be done by their hands. dained to eternal life believed. 4 But the multitude of the

49 And the word of the Lord city was divided ; and part was published throughout all held with the Jews, and part the region.

with the apostles. 50 But the Jews stirred up 5 And when there was an the devout and honourable wo- assault made, both of the Genmen, and the chief men of the tiles, and also of the Jews, city, and raised persecution with their rulers to use them against Paul and Barnabas, despitefully, and to stone them, and expelled them out of their 6 They were ware of it, and coasts.

fled unto Lystra and Derbe, 51 But they shook off the cities of Lycaonia, and unto dust of their feet against them, and came unto Iconium.i

a Which gave testimony, &c. Who i Isonium, the capital of Lycaonia gave evidence to the power of his in Asia Minori

word and grace bygranting signs, &c.

Paul healeth a cripple. Chap. xiv. He is stoned, &c. the region that lieth round a- 15 And saying, Sirs, why bout:

do

ye these things ? we also 7 And there they preached are men of like passions with the Gospel.

you, and preach unto you, that 89 And there sat a certain ye should turn from these man at Lystra, impotent b in vanitiese unto the living God, his feet, being a cripple from which made heaven, and earth, his mother's womb, who never and the sea, and all things, had walked :

that are therein; 9 The same heard Paul 16 Who in times past sufferspeak; who steadfastly be- ed all nations to walk in their holding him, and perceiving own ways. that he had faith to be healed, 17 Nevertheless, he left not

10 Said with a loud voice, himself without witness, in Stand upright on thy feet. that he did good, and gave us And he leaped and walked. rain from heaven, and fruit

11 And when the people ful seasons, filling our hearts saw what Paul had done, they with food and gladness. lifted up their voices, saying,

18 And with these sayings in the speech of Lycaonia, scarce restrained they the peoThe gods are come down to ple, that they had not done saus in the likeness of men. crifice unto them.f

12 And they called Barna- 19 And there came thithbas Jupiter, and Paul Mercu- er certain Jews from Antioch rius, because he was the chief and Iconium, who persuaded speaker.

the people; and, having ston13 Then the priest of Ju- ed Paul, drew him out of the piter, which was before their city, supposing he had been city, brought oxen and gar. dead. lands unto the gates, and, 20 Howbeit, as the disciwould have done sacrificec ples stood round about him, he with the people.

rose up, and came into the 14_Which when the apos- city; and the next day he tles, Barnabas and Parl, heard departed with Barnabas to of, they rent their clothes,d Derbe. and ran in among the people, 21. And when they had crying out,

preached the gospel to that

city, and had taught many, b Impotent, disordered.

c Done sacrifice, &c. would with e These vanities, this vain and idola the people have offered sacrifice to atrous worship. Paul and Barnabas.

f Scarcely could Paul and Barna, d Rent their clothes. To rend the bas with these words, prevent the garments was, among the Jews, an Lycaonians from worshipping them expression of great sorrow & regret. as gods.

The apostles consult Acts. about circumcision. they returned again to Lystra, ye be circumcised after the and to Iconium, and to Antioch, manner of Moses ye cannot be

22 Confirming the souls of saved. the disciples, and exhorting 2 When, therefore, Paul & them to continue in the faith, Barnabas had no small dissenand that we must through sion and disputation with them, much tribulation enter into the they determined that Paul and kingdom of God.

Barnabas, and certain other 23 And when they had or- of theik, should go up to Jerudained them elders in every salem unto the apostles and church, and had prayed with elders about this question. fasting, they commended them 3 And, being brought on to the Lord, on whom they be their way by the church, they lieved.

passed through Phenice and 24 And after they had pass. Samaria, declaring the coned throughout Pisidia, they version of the Gentiles; and came to Pamphylia.

they eansed great joy unto all 25 And when they had the brethren. preached the word in Perga 4 And when they were come they went down into Attalia; to Jerusalem, they were re

26 And thence sailed to An- ceived of the church, and of tioch, from whence they had the apostles and elders, and been recommended to the grace they declared all things, that of God for the work which they God had done with them. fulfilled.

5 But there rose up certain 27 And when they were of the sect of the Pharisees a come, and had gathered the which believed, saying, That church together, they rehears- it was needful to circumcise ed all that God had done with them, and to command them them, and how he had opened to keep the law of Moses. the door of faith unto the Gen- 6 4 And the apostles and tiles.

elders came together for to 28 And there they abode consider of this matter. long time with the disciples. And, when there had been

much disputing, Peter rose up, CHAP. XV.

and said unto them, Men and 1 Dissension about oircumci- brethren, ye know how that a

sion: 6 The apostles consult good while ago, God made about it: 22 their determi• choice among us, that the Gennation. 36 Paul and Bar. tiles by my mouth should hear nabas contend, and part.

the word of the Gospel, and AND certain men which believe. came down from Judea taught 8 And God, which knoweth the brethren, and said, Except a Pharisees. See Introduction, p. 0.

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