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mony, and said, I hate found David, the sm of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall ful all my will.

23 Of this man's seed hath God according to his promise raised into Israel a Saviour Jesus :

24 When Jolin had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.

25 And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am? I am not he. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to Joose.

20 Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvatio. sent.

27 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath-day, they have fulfilled thein ito condemning hira.

98 And though they found no cause of death in him, yet clesired tl:ey Pilate that he should be slain.

99 And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre.

30 But God raised him from the dead.

3-1 And he was seen many days of them which came up with hiin fronı Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his wiinesses unto the people.

3. And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers,

33 God hrath fulfilled the sainc unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus aya.n; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I-be

gotten thee.

34 And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said ou this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David.

33 Wherefore he saill also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to sce corruption. 33 l'or David, aites le had served his own generation by

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the wii of God, fell on slecp, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption.

37 But he whom God raised again saw no corruption.

38 Be it kpown unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: : 39 And by hini all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

40 Beware therefore lest that come upon you which is spoken of in the prophets;

41 Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe though a man declare it unto you.

42 ? And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.

43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.

44 And the next sabbath-day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.

45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with'envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.

46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye 'put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

47 For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have sct thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.

48 And when the Gentiles beard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord; and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.

49 And the word of the Lord was published throughout all the region.

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to But the Jews stirred up the devout and honourable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts.

51 But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came unto Iconium.

:52 And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Izoly Ghost.

CHAP. XIV, i Paul and Barnabas are persecuted. 8 Paul hcaling a

cripple, they are reputed as gods. 15 l'aul is sloned. 21 They pass through dirers churches, and return to ántioch. ND it came to pass in Iconium, that tfrey weut both to

gether into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed.

. But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren.

3 Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony into the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.

4 But the multitude of the city was divided : and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles.

5 And when there was an assault inade both of the Gentiles, and also of the Jews, with their rulers, to use them despitefully, and to stone them,

6 They were ware of it, and fled unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that leth round about:

7 And there they preached the Gospel.

8 9 And there suf a certain man at Lystra; inipotent in his feet, being a cripple fiom his moilier's womb, who never liad walked:

9 The same hcard Paul speak : who stedfastly beholding him, and perc iving that he ha i taich to bu healed,

10 Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on tly fect. And le leaped and walked. '11 A..d when the people saw what Paul lad done, they

lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.

12 And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker.

13 Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people.

14 Which when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,

15 And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? ve also are men of like passions with you, and preach uito you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:

16 Who in times past suffered all nations to walk iu their own ways.

17 Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in tliat he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.

18 And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people that they had not done sacritice unto them.

19 And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead.

20 Howbeit, as the disciples stood sound about him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.

21 9 And when they bad preached the Gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch,

22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

23 And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they cc:amended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.

24 And after they had passed throughout Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia.

25 And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia :

26 And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled.

27 And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles. 28 And there they abode long time with the disciples.

CHAP. XV. i Dissension about circumcision. 6 The apostles consult

about it, 22 and send their determination to the churches.

36 Paul and Barnabas contend, and part. AND

ND certain men which came down from Judea taught

the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.

2 When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question.

3 And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles : and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.

4 And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.

5 But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.

6 , And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter.

7 And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Ff

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