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fear came on all that dwelt round about them; and all thefe fayings were noifed abroad throughout all the hill countrey of Judea. And all they that had heard them laid them up in their hearts, faying, What manner of child fhall this be? and the hand of the Lord was with him. And his father Zacharias was filled with the holy Ghoft, and prophefied, faying, Bleffed be the Lord God of Ifrael,for he hath vifitel and redeemed his people,and hath raised up an horn of falvation for us in the houfe of his fervant David, as he fpake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been fince the world began, that we fhould be faved from our enemies,and from the hand of all that hate us; to perform the mercy promifed to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant, the oath which he fware to our father Abraham, that he would grant unto us,that we being delivered out of the hands of our enemies, might ferve him without fear, in holinefs and righteoufnels before him all the days of our life. And thou,child,fhalt be called the prophet of the Higheft, for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord, to prepare his ways; to give knowledge of falvation unto his people by the remiffion of their fins, hrough the tender mercy of our God, whereby the Day-Ipring from an high hath vifited us to give light o them that fit in darkness, and in the fhadow of death, ind to guide our feet into the way of peace. And the hild grew,and waxed ftrong in fpirit, and was in the leferts till the day of his fhewing unto Ifrael!? You

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everlasting glory,through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen. For the Epiftle. Acts 12. 1.

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Bout that time Herod the king ftretched forth his hands to vex certain of the Church. And he killed James the brother of John with the fword. And because he faw it pleased the Jews,he proceeded further to take Peter alfo. (Then were the days of unleavened bread And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prifon, and delivered him to four quaternions of fouldiers to keep him,intending after Eaffer to bring him forth to the people. Peter therefore was kept in prifon; but prayer was made without ceafing of the Church unto God for him. And when Herod would have brought him forth, the fame hight Peter was fleeping between two fouldiers, bound with two chains; and the keepers before the door kept the prifon. And behold,the angel of the Lord came upon him,and a light fhined in the prifon; and he finote Peter on the fide, and raised him up, faying, Arife up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands. And the angel faid unto him, Gird thy felf, and bind on thy fandals: and fo he did. And he faith unto him, Caft thy garment about thee, and follow me. And he went out and followed him, and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel, but thought he faw a vifion. When they were past the first and the fecond ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth into the city,which opened to them of his own accord; and they went out and palled on through one street, and forthwith the angel departed from him. And when Peter was come to himself, he faid, Now I know of a furety, that the Lord hath fent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.

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Hen Jefus came into the coafts of Cefarea Philippi, he asked his difciples, faying, Whom en fay that I, the Son of man, am? And they faid,

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