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an upper chamber.
Tabitha raised to life.
Cornelius sendeth for Peter. and died: whom when they 2 A devout man, and one had washed, they laid her in that feared God with all his
house, which gave much alms 38 And forasmuch as Lydda to the people, and prayed to was nigh to Joppa, and the dis- God alway. ciples had heard that Peter was 3 He saw in a vision evidently, there, they sent unto him two about the ninth hour of the day, men, desiring him that he an angel of God coming in to would not delay to come to him, and saying unto him, them.
Cornelius. 39 Then Peter arose, and 4. And when he looked on went with them. When he him, he was afraid, and said, was come, they brought him What is it, Lord ? And he said into the upper chamber : and unto him, Thy prayers and all the widows stood by him thine alms are come up for weeping, and shewing the coats a memorial before God. and garments which Dorcas 5 And now send men to made while she with Joppa, and call for one Simon, them.
whose surname is Peter. 40 But Peter put them all 6 He lodgeth with one Simon forth, and kneeled down, and a tanner, whose house is by the prayed: and turning him to sea side: he shall tell thee what the body, said, Tabitha, arise. thou oughtest to do. And she opened her eyes : 7 And when the angel which and when she saw. Peter, she spake unto Cornelius was de
parted, he called two of his 41 And he gave her his household servants, and a dehand, and lifted her up: and vout soldier of them that waited when he had called the saints on him continually ; and widows, he presented her 8 And when he had declared aliye.
all these things unto them, he 42 And it was known through- sent them to Joppa. out all Joppa ; and many be- 9 On the morrow, as they lieved in the Lord.
went on their journey, and 43 And it came to pass, that drew nigh unto the city, Peter he tarried many days in Joppa, went up upon the house to with one Simon a tanner.
pray, about the sixth hour: CHAP. X.
io And he became very hunPeter's vision, 8c.
gry, and would have eaten: but THERE
sure called "Come into a trance, HERE was a certain man while they made ready, he fell lius, a centurion of the band 11 And saw heaven opened, called the Italian band,
and a certain vessel descending
Peter's heavenly vision :
CHAP. X. He preacheth before Cornelius. unto him, as it had been a great him from Cornelius ; and said, sheet, knit at the four corners, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: and let down to the earth; what is the cause wherefore ye 12 Wherein were all manner
are come ? of four-footed beasts of the 22 And they said, Cornelius earth, and wild beasts, and the centurion, a just man, and creeping things, and fowls of one that feareth God, and of the air.
good report among all the 13 And there came a voice nation of the Jews, was warned to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and from God by an holy angel, to eat.
send for thee into his house, 14 But Peter said, Not so, and to hear words of thee. Lord; for I have never eaten 23 Then called he them in, any thing that is common or and lodged them. And on the unclean.
morrow Peter went away with 15 And the voice spake unto them, and certain brethren from him again the second time, Joppa accompanied him. What God hath cleansed, that 24 And the morrow after call not thou common.
they entered into Cesarea. And 16 This was done thrice: Cornelius waited for them, and and the vessel was received up had called together his kinsmen again into heaven.
and near friends. 17 Now while Peter doubted 25 And as Peter was coming in himself what this vision which in, Cornelius met him, and fell he had seen should mean, be down at his feet, and worshipped hold, the men which were sent him. from Cornelius had made in- 26 But Peter took him up, quiry for Simon's house, and saying, Stand up; I myself also stood before the gate,
18 And called, and asked, 27 And as he talked with whether Simon, which was him, he went in, and found surnamed Peter, were lodged many that were come together. there.
28 And he said unto them, 19 While Peter thought on Ye know how that it is an the vision, the Spirit said unto unlawful thing for a man that is him, 'Behold, three men seek a Jew to keep company, or come thee.
unto one of another nation ; 20 Arise therefore, and get but God hath shewed me that thee down, and go with them, I should not call any man doubting nothing: for I have common or unclean. sent them.
29 Therefore came I unto 21 Then Peter went down to you without gainsaying, as the men which were sent unto soon as I was sent for. I ask
am a man.
The Gentiles receive
the Holy Ghost. therefore, for what intent ye 38. How God anointed Jesus have sent for me ?
of Nazareth with the Holy 30 And Cornelius said, Four Ghost and with power; who days ago I was fasting until this went about doing good, and hour; and at the ninth hour healing all that were oppressed I prayed in my house; and, of the devil: for God was with behold, a man stood before him. me in bright clothing,
39 And we are witnesses of 31 And said, Cornelius, thy all things which he did, both in prayer is heard, and thine alms the land of the Jews and in are had in remembrance in the Jerusalem; whom they slew sight of God.
and hanged on a tree. 32 Send therefore to Joppa, 40 Him God raised up the and call hither Simon whose third day, and shewed him surname is Peter: he is lodged openly; in the house of one Simon 41 Not to all the people, but a tanner, by the sea side; who, unto witnesses chosen before of when he cometh, shall speak God, even to us, who did.eat unto thee.
and drink with him after he 33 Immediately therefore I rose from the dead. sent to thee: and thou hast well 42 And he commanded us done that thou art come. Now to preach unto the people, and therefore are we all here present to testify that it is he which was before God, to hear all things ordained of God to be the Judge that are commanded thee of of quick and dead. God.
43. To him give all the pro34 Then Peter opened his phets witness, that through his mouth, and said, Of a truth I name whosoever believeth in perceive that God is no respecter him shall receive remission of of persons :
sins. 35 But in every nation he 44 While. Peter yet spake that feareth him, and worketh these words, the Holy Ghost righteousness, is accepted with fell on all them which heard him.
the word. 36 The word which God sent 45. And they of the cirunto the children of Israel, cúmcision which believed were preaching peace by Jesus Christ; astonished, as many as came (he is Lord of all ;)
with Peter, because that on the 37 That word, I say, ye Gentiles also was poured out know, which was published the gift of the Holy Ghost: throughout all Judea, and began 46 For they heard them from Galilee, after the baptism speak with tongues, and magwhich John preached :
nify God. Then answered Peter,
Peter defendeth his
preaching to the Gentiles. 47 Can any man forbid water, I hath at any time entered into that these should not be bap- my mouth. tized, which have received the 9 But the voice answered me Holy Ghost as well as we? again from heaven, What God
48 And he commanded them hath cleansed, that call not to be. baptized in the name of thou common. the Lord. Then prayed - they 10 And this was done three him to tarry certain days. times : and all were drawn up CHAP. XI.
again into heaven. Peter's defence, being accused, 11 And, behold, immediND the apostles and breately there were three men
thren that were in Judea already come unto the house heard that the Gentiles had also where I was, sent from Cesarea received the word of God. unto me.
2 And when Peter was come 12 And the Spirit bade me up to Jerusalem, they that were go with them, nothing doubtof the circumcision contended ing. Moreover, these six brewith him,
thren accompanied me; and 3. Saying, Thou wentest in we entered into the man's to men uncircumcised, and didst house : eat with them.
13 And he shewed us how 4. But Peter rehearsed the he had seen 'an angel in his matter from the beginning, and house, which stood and said expounded it by order unto unto him, Send men to Joppa, them, saying,
and call for Simon, whose sur.. 5 I was in the city of Joppa, name is Peter ; praying: and in a trance I saw 14 Who shall tell thee words, a vision, A certain vessel de- whereby thou and all thy house scend, as it had been a great shall be saved. sheet let down from heaven by 15 And as I began to speak, four corners ; and it came even the Holy Ghost fell on them, to me:
as on us at the beginning. 6 Upon the which when 16 Then remembered I the I had fastened mine eyes, I word of the Lord, how that he considered, and saw four-footed said, John indeed baptized with beasts of the earth, and wild water ; but ye shall be baptized beasts, and creeping things, and with the Holy Ghost. fowls of the air.
17 Forasmuch then as God 7 And I heard a voice saying gave them the like gift as he unto me, Arise, Peter; slay, did unto us who believed on and eat.
the Lord Jesus Christ, what 8 But I said, Not so, Lord: was I, that I could withstand for nothing common or unclean God?
Barnabas and Saul
preach at Antioch. 1.8 When they heard these bled themselves with the church, things, they held their peace, and taught much people. And and glorified God, saying, Then the disciples were called Christhath God also to the Gentiles ians first in Antioch. granted repentance unto life. 27 And in these days came
19 Now they which were prophets from Jerusalem unto scattered abroad upon
Antioch. cution that arose about Stephen, 28 And there stood up one travelled as far as Phenice, and of them, named Agabus, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching signified by the Spirit that the word to none but unto the there should be great dearth Jews only:
throughout all the world : which 20 And some of them were came to pass in the days of men of Cyprus and Cyrene, Claudius Cesar. which, when they were come 29 Then the disciples, every to Antioch, spake unto the man according to his ability, de Grecians, preaching the Lord termined to send relief unto the Jesus.
brethren which dwelt in Judea : 21 And the hand of the 30 Which also they did, and Lord was with them: and a sent it to the elders by the great number believed, and hands of Barnabas and Saul. turned unto the Lord.
CHAP. XII. 22 Then tidings of these Herod persecuteth the Christians.
OW about that time, the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth forth his hands to vex certain Barnabas, that he should go as of the church. far as Antioch.
2 And he killed James the 23 Who when he came, and brother of John with the sword. had seen the grace of God, was
3. And because he saw it glad, and exhorted them all, pleased the Jews, he that with purpose of heart they further to take Peter also. would cleave unto the Lord. Then were the days of un
24 For he was a good man, leavened bread. and full of the Holy Ghost and 4 And when he had
apof faith : and much people was prehended him, he put him added unto the Lord.
in prison, and delivered him 25 Then departed Barnabas to four quaternions of soldiers to Tarsus, for to seek Saul: to keep him ; intending after
26 And when he had found Easter to bring him forth to him, he brought him unto the people. Antioch. And it came to pass,
5 Peter therefore was kept that a whole year they assem- ( in prison ; but prayer was made
things came unto the ears of N Herod the king stretched