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Peter miraculously delivered CHAP. XI. from prison by an angel. without ceasing of the church! 12 And when he had conunto God for him.

sidered the thing, he came to .6 And when Herod would the house of Mary the mother have brought him forth, the of John, whose surname was same night Peter was sleeping | Mark; where many were gabetween two soldiers, bound thered together, praying with two chains: and the 13 And as Peter knocked at keepers before the door kept the door of the gate, a damsel the prison.

came to hearken, named Rhoda. 7 And, behold, the angel of 1 14 And when she knew the Lord came upon him, and Peter's voice, she opened not a light shined in the prison : the gate for gladness, but ran in, and he smote Peter' on the | and told how Peter stood before side, and raised him up, saying, the gate. Arise up quickly. And his 15 And they said unto her, chains fell off from his hands. Thou art mad. But she con

8 And the angel said unto stantly affirmed that it was even him, Gird thyself, and bind on so. Then said they, It is his thy sandals : and so he did. angel. And he saith unto him, Cast 1 16 But Peter continued thy garment about thee, and knocking: and when they had follow me.

. . opened the door, and saw him, 9 And he went out, and fol- they were astonished. lowed him; and wist not that 17 But he beckoning unto it was true which was done by them with the hand, to hold the angel ; but thought he saw their peace, declared unto them a vision.

how the Lord had brought him :10 When they were past the out of the prison. And he said, first and the second ward, they Go, shew these things unto came unto the iron gate that James, and to the brethren. leadeth unto the city, which And he departed, and went into opened to them of his own another place. accord : and they went out, and 18 Now as soon as it was passed on through one street ; day, there was no small stir and forthwith the angel departed among the soldiers, what was from him. .

become of Peter. 11 And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know sought for him, and found him of a surety that the Lord hath not, he examined the keepers, sent his angel, and hath deliv. and commanded that they ered me out of the hand of should be put to death. And Herod, and from all the expect- he went down from Judea to, ation of the people of the Jews. | Cesarea, and there abode.

the ce, der hanging

sought for himen Herod had

sent his and that the Lord hath

Herod's miserable death. THE ACTS, .i Elymas struck blind.

20 And Herod was highly |! 3 And when they had fasted displeased with them of Tyre and prayed, and daid their and Sidon: but they came with hands on them, they sent them one accord to him, and, having away. . made Blastus the king's cham- 4 So they, being sent forth berlain their friend, desired by the Holy Ghost, departed peace; because their country unto Seleucia ; and from thence was nourished by the king's they sailed to Cyprus.... : country.

15 And when they were at 21 And upon a set day, | Salamis, they preached the word Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, of God in the synagogues of sat upon his throne, and inade the Jews: and they had also an oration unto them. . John to their minister.

22 And the people gave a 6 And when they had gone shout, saying, It is the voice of through the isle unto Paphos, a god, and not of a man. they found a certain sorcerer,

23 And immediately the a false prophet, a Jew, whose angel of the Lord smote him, name was Bar-jesus : . . because he gave not God the 17 Which was with the deputy glory: and he was eaten of of the country, Sergius Paulus, worms, and gave up the ghost. a prudent man; who called for',

24 But the word of God. Barnabas and Saul, and desired grew and multiplied.

to hear the word of God. 25 And Barnabas and Saul 8 But Elymas the sorcerer returned from Jerusalem, when (for so is his name by interprethey had fulfilled their ministry, tation) withstood them, seeking and took with them John, to turn away the deputy from whose surname was Mark. the faith. '

CHAP. XIII. 1 9 Then Saul (who also, is Paul and Barnabas sent to the Gentiles. | called Paul), filled with the N OW there were in the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on IV church that was at An him, tioch, certain prophets and 10 And said, 0 full of all teachers; as Barnabas, and Si- subtilty and 'all mischief, thou meon that was called Niger, and child of the devil, thou enemy Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, of all righteousness, wilt thou which had been brought up with not cease to pervert the right Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. ways of the Lord ?

2. As they ministered to the 11 And now, behold, the Lord; and fasted, the Holy hand of the Lord is upon thee, Ghost said, Separate me Bar- and thou shalt be blind, not nabas and Saul, for 'the work seeing the sun for a season. And whereunto I have called them. I immediately there fell on him

Paul's sermon in the

CHAP. XIII. synagogue at Antioch. a mist and a darkness; and he space of four hundred and fifty went about, seeking some to years, until Samuel the prophet. lead him by the hand. . 21 And afterward they desired

12 Then the deputy, when a king: and God gave unto he saw what was done, believed, them Šaul the son of Cis, a man being astonished at the doctrine of the tribe of Benjamin, by the of the Lord.,

space of forty years. 13 I Now when Paul and his 22 And when he had recompany loosed from Paphos, moved him, he raised up unto they came to Perga in Pam them David to be their king; phylia ; and John departing from to whom also he gave testimony, them, returned to Jerusalem. and said, I have found David

14 But when they departed the son of Jesse, a man after from Perga, they came to Anti-mine own heart, which shall och in Pisidia, and went into fulfil all my will. the synagogue on the sabbath | 23 Of this man's seed hath day, and sat down..

God, according to his promise, 15 And after the reading of raised unto Israel a Saviour, the law and the prophets, the Jesus: rulers of the synagogue sent L 24 When John had first unto them, saying, Ye men and | preached, before his coming, brethren, if ye have any word the baptism of repentance to all of exhortation for the people, the people of Israel. say on.

1, 25 And as John fulfilled his 16 Then Paul stood up, and course, he said, Whom think beckoning with his hand, said, ye that I arn? I am not he: Men of Israel, and ye that fear but, behold, there cometh one God, give audience. - after me, whose shoes of his

17 The God of this people feet I am not worthy to loose. of Israel chose our fathers, and | 26 Men and brethren, childexalted the people when they ren of the stock of Abraham, dwelt as strangers in the land and whosoever among you fearof Egypt, and with an high armeth God, to you is the word of brought he them out of it | this salvation sent.

18 And about the time of 27. For they that dwell at forty years suffered he their Jerusalem, and their rulers, manners in the wilderness. because they knew him not, nor

19 And when he had de- yet the voices of the prophets stroyed seven nations in the which are read every sabbathland of Chanaan, he divided day, they have fulilled them their land to them by lot. in condemning him...

20 And after that, he gave: 28 And though they found unto them judges, about the no cause of death in him, yet

the people,

25 And said, whom

Paul's discourse at Antioch. THE ACTS, ;' The Jews blaspheme, desired they Pilate that he therefore, men and brethren, that should be slain.

| through this man is preached 29 And when they had unto you the forgiveness of fulfilled all that was written sins: of him, they took him down 39 And by him, all that from the tree, and laid him in believe are justified from all a sepulchre.

things, from which ye could 30 But God raised him from not be justified by the law of the dead:

Moses. 31 And he was seen many 40 Beware therefore, lest days of them which came up that come upon you which is with him from Galilee to Jeru- spoken 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 you shall in no wise mise which was made unto the believe, though a man declare fathers,

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

|tion was broken up, many of the 34 And as concerning that Jews and religious proselytes he raised him up from the followed Paul and Barnabas: dead, now no more to return to who speaking to them, percorruption, he said on this wise, suaded them to continue in the I will give you the sure mercies grace of God. of David.

44 And the next sabbath35 Wherefore he saith also day came almost the whole city in another psalm, Thou shalt together, to hear the word of not suffer thine Holy One to God. see corruption. .

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

pheming. :: 37 But he whom God raised 46 Then Paul and Barnabas again, saw no corruption. waxed bold, and said, It was 38 Be it known unto you necessary that the word of God

thee,

in another refore he saith also la 44 And the

and raise a persecution. CHAP. XIV. Paul healeth a cripple. should first have been spoken to I made their minds evil-affected you: but seeing ye put it from against the brethren., you, and judge yourselves un 3 Long time therefore abode worthy of everlasting life, lo, we they speaking boldly in the turn to the Gentiles.

Lord, which gave testimony 47 For so hath the Lord | unto the word of his grace, and commanded us, saying, I have granted signs and wonders to set thee to be a light of the be done by their hands. Gentiles, that thou shouldest 4 But the multitude of the be for salvation unto the ends city was divided: and part held of the earth. . .

with the Jews, and part with 48 And when the Gentiles the apostles. heard this, they were glad, and 5 And when there was an asglorified the word of the Lord: sault made, both of the Gentiles and as many as were ordained and also of the Jews, with their to eternal life, believed.

rulers, to use them despitefully, 49 And the word of the and to stone them, Lord was published throughout 6 They were ware of it, and all the region.

| filed unto Lystra and Derbe, 50 But the Jews stirred up cities of Lycaonia, and unto the the devout and honourable region that lieth round about: women, and the chief men of 7 And there they preached the city, and raised persecution the gospel. . against Paul and Barnabas, and 8 And there sat a certain expelled them out of their man at Lystra, impotent in his coasts.

feet, being a cripple from his 51 But they shook off the mother's womb, who never had dust of their feet against them, walked : and came unto Iconium.

9 The same heard Paul 52 And the disciples were speak: who stedfastly beholding filled with joy, and with the him, and perceiving that he Holy Ghost.

| had faith to be healed, : CHAP. XIV. s tol 10 Said with a loud voice,.. · Paul healeth a cripple at Lystra. Stand upright on thy feet.

AND it came to pass in And he leaped and walked. A Iconium, that they went 11 And when the people saw both together into the syn- | what Paul had done, they lifted agogue of the Jews, and so up their voices, saying in the spake, that a great multitude, speech of Lycaonia, The gods both of the Jews and also of the are come down to us, in the Greeks, believed.

likeness of men. · 2 But the unbelieving Jews 12 And they called Barnabas, stirred up the Gentiles, and I Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius,

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