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5 I was in the city of Joppa || for Simon, whose surname is praying; and in a trance I saw Peter; a vision, A certain vessel de 14 Who shall tell thee words, scend, as it had been a great whereby thou and all thy house sheet, let down from heaven by shall be saved. four corners; and it came even 15 And, as I began to speak, to me:

the Holy Ghost fell on them, 6 Upon the which, when I had as on us at the beginning. fastened mine eyes, I consider | 16 Then remembered I the ed, and saw four-footed beasts || word of the Lord, how that he of the earth, and wild beasts, said, John indeed baptized with and creeping things, and fowls | water ; but ye shall be baptized of the air.

with the Holy Ghost. 7 And I heard a voice saying 17 Forasmuch then as God unto me, Arise, Peter; slay, I gave them the like gift as he and eat.

did unto us, who believed on 8 But I said, Not so, Lord; || the Lord Jesus Christ; what for nothing common or unclean was I, that I could withstand hath at any time entered into God? my mouth.

18 When they heard these 9 But the voice answered me things, they held their peace, again from heaven, What God | and glorified God, saying, Then hath cleansed, that call not thou hath God also to the Gentiles common.

granted repentance unto life. 10 And this was done three 19 Now they, which were scattimes : and all were drawn up || tered abroad upon the persecuagain into heaven.

tion that arose about Stephen, 11 And, behold, immediately travelled as far as Phenice, and there were three men already Cyprus, and Antioch, preachcome unto the house where I || ing the word to none but unto was, sent from Cesarea unto the Jews only. me.

20 And some of them were 12 And the Spirit bade me || men of Cyprus, and Cyrene, go with them, nothing doubt. || which, when they were come ing. Moreover, these six bre- to Antioch, spake unto the thren accompanied me, and | Grecians, preaching the Lord we entered into the man's Jesus. house :

21 And the hand of the Lord 13 And he shewed us how he || was with them; and a great had seen an angel in his house, || number believed, and turned which stood and said unto him, I unto the Lord. Send men to Joppa, and call | 22 Then tidings of these things

came unto the ears of the church || CHAP. XII.
which was in Jerusalem ; and
they sent forth Barnabas, that

HEROD KILLETH JAMES. he should go as far as Anti- || NOW, about that time, Heoch :

rod the king, stretched forth 23 Who, when he came, and his hands to vex certain of the had seen the grace of God, was church ; glad, and exhorted them all, 2 And he killed James, the that with purpose of heart they || brother of John, with the would cleave unto the Lord. sword.

24 For he was a good man, 3 And, because he saw it pleasand full of the Holy Ghost, anded the Jews, he proceeded furof faith : and much people was ther to take Peter also. (Then added unto the Lord.

were the days of unleavened 25 Then departed Barnabas | bread.) to Tarsus, for to seek Saul : 4 And, when he had appre

26 And, when he had found hended him, he put him in prihim, he brought him unto An- son, and delivered him to four tioch. And it came to pass, that quaternions of soldiers to keep a whole year they assembled him, intending, after Easter, themselves with the church, to bring him forth to the peoand taught much people. And the disciples were called Chris- 5 Peter, therefore, was kept tians first in Antioch.

in prison : but prayer was made 27 And in these days came without ceasing of the church prophets from Jerusalem, unto unto God for him. Antioch.

6 And when Herod would have 28 And there stood up one of brought him forth, the same them, named Agabus, and sig. || night Peter was sleeping benified by the Spirit, that there tween two soldiers, bound with should be great dearth through two chains : and the keepers out all the world ; which came before the door kept the prito. pass in the days of Claudius son. Cesar.

7 And, behold, the angel of the 29 Then the disciples, every Lord came upon him, and a light man according to his ability, shined in the prison : and he determined to send relief unto smote Peter on the side, and the brethren which dwelt in | raised him up, saying, Arise up Judea :

quickly. And his chains fell off 30 Which also they did, and from his hands. sent it to the elders by the hands il 8 And the angel said unto him, of Barnabas and Saul.

Gird thyself, and bind on thy

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sandals : ånd so he did. And Thou art mad. But she con. he saith unto him, Cast thy gar- stantly affirmed that it was even ment about thee, and follow so. Then said they, It is his me.

angel. 9 And he went out, and fol- 16 But Peter continued knock: lowed him; and wist not that | ing. And when they had opened it was true which was done by the door, and saw him, they were the angel : but thought he saw astonished. a vision.

17 But he, beckoning unto 10 When they were past the them with the hand to hold first and the second ward, they their peace, declared unto them, came unto the iron gate that | how the Lord had brought him leadeth unto the city, which out of the prison. And he said, opened to them of his own Go, shew these things unto accord : and they went out, and James, and to the brethren. And passed on through one strect; he departed, and went into ano: and forthwith the angel departed || ther place. from him.

18 Now, as soon as it was day, 11 And when Peter was come there was no small stir among to himself, he said, Now I know the soldiers, what was become of a surety, that the Lord hath of Peter. sent his angel, and hath deliv- 19 And when Herod had sought ered me out of the hand of He- for him, and found him not, he rod, and from all the expecta- examined the keepers, and comtion of the people of the manded that they should be put Jews.

to death. And he went down 12 And, when he had consider- from Judea to Cesarea, and there ed the thing, he came to the abode. house of Mary the mother of 20 And Herod was highly disJohn, whose surname was Mark; pleased with them of Tyre and where many were gathered to Sidon : but they came with one gether praying.

accord to him; and, having 13 And, as Peter knocked at made Blastus the king's chamthe door of the gate, a damsel berlain their friend, desired came to hearken, named Rho. peace : because their country cla.

was nourished by the king's 14 And, when she knew Pe country. ter's voice, she opened not the 21 And upon a set day, Herod, gate for gladness, but ran in, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upand told how Peter stood before on his throne, and made an orathe gate.

|tion unto them. 15 And they said unto her, | 22 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, || Jews : and they had also John and not of a man.

to their minister. 23 And immediately the angel || 6 And when they had gone of the Lord smote him, because through the isle, unto Paphos, he gave not God the glory: and they found a certain sorcerer, he was eaten of worms, and gave | a false prophet, a Jew, whose up the ghost.

name was Bar-jesus, 24 But the word of God grew 7 Which was with the deputy and multiplied.

of the country, Sergius Paulus, 25 And Barnabas, and Saul | a prudent man ; who called for returned from Jerusalem, when Barnabas and Saul, and desired they had fulfilled their ministry, to hear the word of God. and took with them John, whose 1 8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for surname was Mark.

so is his name by interpretation)

| withstood them, seeking to CHAP. XIII.

turn away the deputy from the

faith. PAUL PREACHETH AT

9 Then Saul, (who also is callANTIOCH.

ed Paul,) filled with the Holy NOW there were in the Ghost, set his eyes on him, church that was at Antioch cer- 10 And said, O full of all subtain prophets and teachers; as, tilty, and all mischief, thou child Barnabas, and Simeon that was of the devil, thou enemy of all called Niger, and Lucius of righteousness! wilt thou not Cyrene, and Manaen, which cease to pervert the right ways had been brought up with He- of the Lord ? rod the tetrarch, and Saul. 11 And now, behold, the hand

2 As they ministered to the of the Lord is upon thee, and Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost thou shalt be blind, not seeing said, Separate me Barnabas and the sun for a season. And imSaul, for the work whereunto Imediately there fell on him a have called them.

mist and a darkness; and he 3 And when they had fasted went about seeking some to and prayed, and laid their hands lead him by the hand. on theni, they sent them away. || 12 Then the deputy, when he

4 So they, being sent forth by saw. what was done, believed, the Holy Ghost, departed unto being astonished at the doctrine Seleucia ; and from thence they of the Lord. sailed to Cyprus.

13 Now, when Paul and his. 5 And when they were at Sa- company loosed from Paphos, lamis, they preached the word | they came to Perga in Pamphyof God in the synagogues of the || lia ; and John, departing from

them, returned to Jerusalen. | whom also he gave testimony,

14 But when they departed and said, I have found David from Perga, they came to An the son of Jesse, a: man after tioch in Pisidia, and went into mine own heart, which shall the synagogue on the sabbath- fulfil all my will. day, and sat down.

| 23 Of this man's seed, hath 15 And after the reading of God, according to his promise, the law and the prophets, the raised unto Israel a Saviour, rulers of the synagogue sent | Jesus ; unto them, saying, Ye men and 24 When John had first preachbrethren, if ye have any word ed before his coming the bapof exhortation for the people, tism of repentance, to all the say on.

people of Israel. 16 Then Paul stood up, and, 25 And as John fulfilled his beckoning with his hand, said, course, he said, Whom think Men of Israel, and ye that fear ye that I am ? I am not he : but, God, give audience.

| behold, there cometh one after 17 The God of this people of me, whose shoes of his feet I Israel chrse our fathers, and ex- am not worthy to loose. alted the people, when they 26 Men and brethren, childvelt as strangers in the land of dren of the stock of Abraham, Egypt, and with an high arm and whosoever among you fearbrought he them out of it. eth God, to you is the word

18 And about the time of for- of this salvation sent. ty years suffered he their man- 27 For they that dwell at Jeners in the wilderness.

rusalem, and their rulers, be19 And when he had destroy- | cause they knew him not, nor ed seven nations in the land of yet the voices of the prophets Chanaan, he divided their land which are read every sabbathto them by lot.

day, they have fulfilled them in 20 And after that, he gave un- condemning him. 10 them judges, about the space 28 And though they found no of four hundred and fifty years, cause of death in him, yet deuntil Samuel the prophet. isired they Pilate, that he should

21 And afterward they desir- be slain. ed a king: and God gave unto 29 And when they had fulfillthem Saul the son of Cis, a man ed all that was written of him, of the tribe of Benjamin, by the they took him down from the space of forty years.

tree, and laid him in a sepul22 And when he had removed || chre. him, he raised up unto them | 30 But God raised him from David, to be their king; to the dead :

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