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31 And he was seen many 40 Beware, therefore, lest that days of them, which came up come upon you, which is spokwith him from Galilee to Jeru- en of in the prophets; salem, who are his witnesses 41 Behold, ye despisers, and unto the people.

wonder, and perish: for I work 32 And we declare unto you a work in your days, a work glad tidings, how that the pro- which ye shall in no wise bemise which was made unto the lieve, though a man declare it fathers,

| unto you. 33 God hath fulfilled the same 42 And when the Jews were unto us their children, in that gone out of the synagogue, the he hath raised up Jesus again ; || Gentiles besought that these as it is also written in the se- words might be preached to cond psalm, Thou art my Son; || them the next sabbath. this day have I begotten thee. | 43 Now, when the congrega.

34 And as concerning that he tion was broken up, many of raised him up from the dead, the Jews and religious prosenow no more to return to cor. lytes followed Paul and Barnaruption, he said on this wise, I bas; who, speaking to them, will give you the sure mercies persuaded them to continue in of David.

the grace of God. 35 Wherefore he saith also in | 44 And the next sabbath-day, another psalm, Thou shalt not came almost the whole city suffer thine Holy One to see together, to hear the word of corruption.

God. 36 For David, after he had 45 But when the Jews saw the served his own generation, by || multitudes, they were filled with the will of God, fell on sleep, || envy, and spake against those and was laid unto his fathers, things which were spoken by and saw corruption : i

Paul, contradicting and blas37 But he whom God raised | pheming. again, saw no corruption.

46 Then Paul and Barnabas 38 Be it known unto you, waxed bold, and said, It was therefore, men and brethren, necessary that the word of God that through this man is preach should first have been spoken ed unto you the forgiveness of to you ; but seeing ye put it sins :

from you, and judge yourselves 39 And by him all that be- unworthy of everlasting life, lo, lieve are justified from all we turn to the Gentiles: things, from which ye could 47 For so hath the Lord comnot be justified by the law of manded us, saying, I have set Moses.

|| thee to be a light of the GenVOL. IV.

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cities of L-Lystra and it, and

tiles, that thou shouldest be for unto the word of his grace, and salvation unto the ends of the granted signs and wonders to earth.

ll be done by their hands. 48 And when the Gentiles 4 But the multitude of the heard this, they were glad, and city was divided : and part held glorified the word of the Lord : | with the Jews, and part with and as many as were ordained the apostles. to eternal life, believed.

5 And when there was an as49 And the word of the Lord | sault made, both of the Genwas published throughout all tiles, and also of the Jews, with the region.

their rulers, to use them despite50 But the Jews stirred up fully, and to stone them, the devout and honourable wo 6 They were ware of it, and men, and the chief men of the filed unto Lystra and Derbe, city, and raised persecution a-cities of Lycaonia, and unto the gainst Paul and Barnabas, and region that lieth round about ; expelled them out of their 7 And there they preached the coasts.

gospel. 51 But they shook off the dust 8 And there sat a certain man of their feet against them, and at Lystra, impotent in his feet, came unto Iconium.

being a cripple from his mo'52 And the disciples were fill ther's womb, who never had ed with joy, and with the Holy walked ; Ghost.

9 The same heard Paul speak;

who stedfastly beholding him, CHAP. XIV.

and perceiving that he had faith

to be healed, PAUL STONED.

| 10 Said with a loud voice, AND it came to pass in Ico-Stand upright on thy feet. And nium, that they went both toge- he leaped and walked. ther into the synagogue of the 11 And when the people saw Jews, and so spake, that a great what Paul had done, they lifted multitude, both of the Jews, up their voices, saying, in the and also of the Greeks, believ- speech of Lycaonia, The gods

are come down to us in the 2 But the unbelieving Jews likeness of men. stirred up the Gentiles, and 12 And they called Barnabas made their minds evil-affected Jupiter, and Paul Mercurius, against the brethren.

because he was the chief speak. 3 Long time, therefore, abode | er. they, speaking boldly in the 13 Then the priest of JuLord; which gave testimony piter, which was before their

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city, brought oxen and gar- | 21 And when they had preachlands unto the gates, and woulded the gospel to that city, and have done sacrifice with the had taught many, they return. people.

ed again to Lystra, and to Ico14 Which when the apostles, nium, and Antioch, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, 22 Confirming the souls of the they rent their clothes, and randisciples, and exhorting them in among the people, crying to continue in the faith, and that out,

we must, through much tribula15 And saying, Sirs, why do tion, enter into the kingdom of ye these things ? We also are God. men of like passions with you, 23 And when they had orand preach unto you, that ye dained them elders in every should turn from these vanities church, and had prayed with unto the living God, which fasting, they commended them made heaven and earth, and to the Lord, on whom they bethe sea, and all things that are lieved. therein;

24 And after they had passed 16 Who in times past suffered throughout Pisidia, they came all nations to walk in their own to Pamphylia. ways.

| 25 And when they had preach. 17 Nevertheless, he left noted the word in Perga, they himself without witness, in that went down into Attalia; he did good, and gave us rain 26 And thence sailed to Anfrom heaven, and fruitful sea- tioch, from whence they had sons, filling our hearts with food been recommended to the grace and gladness.

ll of God, for the work which they 18 And with these sayings || fulfilled. scarce restrained they the peo- | 27 And when they were come, ple, that they had not done sa- | and had gathered the church crifice unto them.

together, they rehearsed all that 19 And there came thither God had done with them, and certain Jews from Antioch and how he had opened the door of Iconium, who persuaded the faith unto the Gentiles. people; and having stoned Paul, 28 And there they abode long drew him out of the city, sup- time with the disciples. posing he had been dead. 20 Howbeit, as the disciples

CHAP. XV. stood round about him, he rose

CIRCUMCISION DISPUTED. up, and came into the city ; and the next day he departed AND certain men which came with Barnabas to Derbe. | down from Judea taught the

brethren, and said, Except ye | 8 And God, which knoweth be circumcised after the man- | the hearts, bare them witness, ner of Moses, ye cannot be sav. | giving them the Holy Ghost, ed.

even as he did unto us; 2 When, therefore, Paul and 9 And put no difference beBarnabas had no small dissen-tween us and them, purifying sion and disputation with them, their hearts by faith. they determined that Paul and 10 Now, therefore, why tempt Barnabas, and certain other of ye God, to put a yoke upon the them, should go up to Jerusa- | neck of the disciples, which lem unto the apostles and el-neither our fathers nor we were ders about this question. able to bear?

3 And being brought on their 11 But we • believe, that, way by the church, they passed through the grace of the Lord through Phenice and Samaria, Jesus Christ, we shall be saved declaring the conversion of the even as they. Gentiles : and they caused great 12 Then all the multitude kept joy unto all the brethren. silence, and gave audience to

4 And when they were come Barnabas and Paul, declaring to Jerusalem, they were received what miracles and wonders God of the church, and of the apos-had wrought among the Gentles and elders, and they declar- tiles by them. ed all things that God had done 13 And, after they had held with them.

their peace, James answered, 5 But there rose up certain of saying, Men and brethren, the sect of the Pharisees which hearken unto me: believed, saying, That it was 14 Simeon hath declared how needful to circumcise them, and God at the first did visit the to command them to keep the Gentiles, to take out of them a law of Moses.

people for his name. 6 And the apostles and el- 15 And to this agree the words ders came together for to con- of the prophets: as it is writsider of this matter.

ten, 7 And, when there had been 16 After this I will return, and much disputing, Peter rose up, will build again the tabernacle and said unto them, Men and of David which is fallen down; brethren, ye know how, that á and I will build again the ruins good while ago, God made thereof, and I will set it up; choice among us, that the Gen- || 17 That the residue of men tiles by my mouth should hear might seek after the Lord, and the word of the gospel, and be all the Gentiles, upon whom lieve.

ll my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these || being assembled with one acthings.

|| cord, to send chosen men unto 18 Known unto God are all you, with our beloved Barnahis works from the beginning | bas and Paul : of the world.

26 Men that have hazarded 19 Wherefore my sentence is, their lives for the name of our that we trouble not them which | Lord Jesus Christ. from among the Gentiles are 1 27 We have sent, therefore, turned to God:

Judas and Silas, who shall also 20 But that we write unto tell you the same things by them, that they abstain from mouth. pollutions of idols, and from 28 For it seemed good to the fornication, and from things Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay strangled, and from blood. I | upon you no greater burden

21 For Moses of old time hath || than these necessary things; in every city them that preach 29 That ye abstain from meats him, being read in the syna- offered to idols, and from blood, gogues every sabbath-day. and from things strangled, and

22 Then pleased it the apos- from fornication: from which if tles and elders, with the whole ye keep yourselves, ye shall do church, to send chosen men of well. Fare ye well. their own company to Antioch, 30 So, when they were diswith Paul and Barnabas ; name- missed, they came to Antioch; ly, Judas, surnamed Barsabas, and, when they had gathered and Silas, chief men among the the multitude together, they debrethren :

livered the epistle : 23 And they wrote letters by 31 Which when they had read, them after this manner: The they rejoiced for the consolaapostles, and elders, and bre tion. thren, send greeting unto the 32 And Judas and Silas, being brethren which are of the Gen- prophets also themselves, extiles in Antioch, and Syria, and horted the brethren with many Cilicia:

words, and confirmed them. 24 Forasmuch as we have 33 And after they had tarried heard that certain, which went there a space, they were let go out from us, have troubled you in peace from the brethren unto with words, subverting your the apostles. souls, saying, re must be cir || 34 Notwithstanding it pleased cumcised, and keep the law; to Silas to abide there still. whom we gave no such com- 35 Paul also and Barnabas mandment:

continued in Antioch, teaching 25 It seemed good unto us, | and preaching the word of the

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