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17 But that it spread no fur- servant David hast said, Why ther among the people, let did the heathen rage, and the us straitly threaten them, that people imagine vain things ? they speak henceforth to no 26 The kings of the earth man in this name.

stood up, and the rulers were 18 And they called them, and gathered together against the commanded them not to speak Lord, and against his Christ. at all nor teach in the name 27 For of a truth against of Jesus.

thy holy child Jesus, whom 19 But Peter and John an- thou hast anointed, both Herswered and said unto them, od, and Pontius Pilate, with Whether it be right in the the Gentiles, and the people sight of God to hearken unto of Israel, were gathered toyou more than unto God, gether, judge ye.

28 For to do whatsoever thy 20 For we cannot but speak hand and thy counsel deterthe things which we have seen mined before to be done. and heard.

29 And now, Lord, behold 21 So when they had further their threatenings: and grant threatened them, they let unto thy servants, that with them go, finding nothing how all boldness they may speak they might punish them, be- thy word, cause of the people : for all 30 By stretching forth thine men glorified God for that hand to heal; and that signs which was done.

and wonders may be done by 22 For the man was above the name of thy holy child forty years old, on whom this Jesus. miracle of healing was shew- 31 | And when they had ed.

prayed, the place was shaken 23 | And being let go, they where they were assembled went to their own compa- together; and they were all ny, and reported all that the filled with the Holy Ghost, chief priests and elders had and they spake the word of said unto them.

God with boldness. 24 And when they heard 32 And the multitude ofthem that, they lifted up their voice that believed were of one to God with one accord, and heart and of one soul: neither said, Lord, thou art God, said any of them that aught which hast made heaven, and of the things which he posearth, and the sea, and all that sessed was his own; but they in them is ;

had all things common. 25 Who by the mouth of thy | 33 And with great power

gave the apostles witness of privy to it, and brought a the resurrection of the Lord certain part, and laid it at Jesus: and great grace was the apostles' feet. upon them all.

3 But Peter said, Ananias, 34 Neither was there any why hath Satan filled thine among them that lacked: for heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, as many as were possessors and to keep back part of the of lands or houses sold them, price of the land? and brought the prices of the 4 While it remained, was it things that were sold, not thine own ? and after it

35 And laid them down at was sold, was it not in thine the apostles' feet: and dis- own power? why hast thou tribution was made unto ev- conceived this thing in thine ery man according as he had heart? thou hast not lied unneed.

to men, but unto God. 36 And Joses, who by the 5 And Ananias hearing these apostles was surnamed Bar- words fell down, and gave up nabas, (which is, being in the ghost: and great fear terpreted, The son of conso- came on all them that heard lation,) a Levite, and of the these things. country of Cyprus,

6 And the young men arose, 37 Having land, sold it, and wound him up, and carried brought the money, and laid him out, and buried him. it at the apostles' feet.

7 And it was about the space CHAPTER V.

of three hours after, when his 1 After that Ananias and Sapphira wife, not knowing what was his wife for their hypocrisy at Pe- done, came in. ter's rebicke had fallen down dead, 8 And Peter answered unto 12 and that the rest of the apostles had wrought many miracles, 14 to her, Tell me whether ye sold the increase of the faith: 17 the apos- the land for so much? And livered by an angel bidding them to she said, Yea, for so much. preach openly to all: 21 when, after their teaching accordingly in the

9 Then Peter said unto her, temple, 29 and before the council, 33 How is it that ye have agreed they are in danger be killed, together to tempt the Spirit great counsellor among the Jews, of the Lord ? behold, the feet they be kept alive, 40 and are but of them which have buried beaten: for which they glorify God, and cease no day from preaching. thy husband are at the door, BUT UT a certain man named and shall carry thee out.

Ananias, with Sapphira 10 Then fell she down his wife, sold a possession, straightway at his feet, and

2 And kept hack part of the yielded up the ghost : and price, his wife also being the young men came in, and

found her dead, and, carry-1 19 But the angel of the Lord ing her forth, buried her by by night opened the prison her husband.

doors, and brought them 11 And great fear came up- forth, and said, on all the church, and upon 20 Go, stand and speak in as many as heard these things. the temple to the people all

12 | And by the hands of the words of this life. the apostles were many signs 21 And when they heard and wonders wrought among that, they entered into the the people; (and they were temple early in the morning, all with one accord in Sol- and taught. But the high omon's porch.

priest came, and they that 13 And of the rest durst no were with him, and called the man join himself to them : council together, and all the but the people magnified senate of the children of Isthem.

rael, and sent to the prison 14 And believers were the to have them brought, more added to the Lord, mul 22 But when the officers titudes both of men and came, and found them. not women;)

in the prison, they returned, 15 Insomuch that they and told, brought forth the sick into 23 Saying, The prison truly the streets, and laid them on found we shut with all safebeds and couches, that at ty, and the keepers standing the least the shadow of Peter without before the doors : but passing by might overshad. when we had opened, we ow some of them.

found no man within. 16 There came also a multi 24 Now when the high tude out of the cities round priest and the captain of the about unto Jerusalem, bring- temple and the chief priests ing sick folks, and them which heard these things, they were vexed with unclean spir- doubted of them whereunto its: and they were healed this would grow. every one.

25 Then came one and told 17 T Then the high priest them, saying, Behold, the rose up, and all they that were men whom ye put in prison with him, (which is the sect are standing in the temple, of the Sadducees,) and were and teaching the people. filled with indignation, 26 Then went the captain

18 And laid their hands on with the officers, and brought the apostles, and put them in them without violence: for the common prison,

they feared the people, lest

they should have been ston- yourselves what ye intend to ed.

do as touching these men. 27 And when they had 36 For before these days brought them, they set them rose up Theudas, boasting before the council: and the himself to be somebody; to high priest asked them, whom a number of men, 28 Saying, Did not we about four hundred, joined straitly command you that themselves: who was slain; ye should not teach in this and all, as many as obeyed name ? and, behold, ye have him, were scattered, and filled Jerusalem with your brought to nought. doctrine, and intend to bring 37 After this man rose up Juthis man's blood upon us.

das of Galilee in the days of 29. Then Peter and the the taxing, and drew away other apostles answered and much people after him: he said, We ought to obey God also perished; and all, even as rather than men.

many as obeyed him, were 30 The God of our fathers dispersed. raised up Jesus, whom ye

38 And now I say unto you, slew and hanged on a tree. Refrain from these men, and 31 Him hath God exalted let them alone: for if this with his right hand to be a counsel or this work be of Prince and a Saviour, for to men, it will come to nought: give repentance to Israel, and 39 But if it be of God, ye canforgiveness of sins.

not overthrow it; lest haply 32 And we are his witnesses ye be found even to fight of these things; and so is also against God. the Holy Ghost, whom God 40 And to him they agreed: hath given to them that obey and when they had called the him.

apostles, and beaten them, 33 When they heard that, they commanded that they they were cut to the heart, and should not speak in the name took counsel to slay them. of Jesus, and let them go. 34 Then stood there up one 41 T And they departed in the council, a Pharisee, from the presence of the named Gamaliel, a doctor of council, rejoicing that they the law, had in reputation were counted worthy to sufamong all the people, and fer shame for his name. commanded to put the apos 42 And daily in the temple, tles forth a little space;

and in every house, they ceas35 And said unto them, Ye ed not to teach and preach men of Israel, take heed to Jesus Christ.

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CHAPTER VI. apostles: and when they had 1 The apostles, desirous to have the prayed, they laid their hands nance, as also careful themselves to on them. dispense the word of God, the food of And the word of God in. the soul, 3 appoint the office of deaconship’lo seven chosen men. 5 of creased; and the number of whom stephen, a man full of faith; the disciples multiplied in Who is taken of those, whom he con- Jerusalem greatly; and a founded in disputing, 13 and after great company of the priests falsely accused of blasphemy against the law and the temple.

were obedient to the faith. ANthe number of the diger and

power, alid great wonders ples was multiplied, there and miracles among the peo

a murmuring of the ple. Grecians against the He 9 Then there arose certain brews, because their widows of the synagogue, which is were neglected in the daily called the synagogue of the ministration.

Libertines, and Cyrenians, 2 Then the twelve called the and Alexandrians, and of multitude of the disciples un- them of Cilicia and of Asia, to them, and said, It is not rea- disputing with Stephen. son that we should leave the 10 And they were not able to word of God, and serve ta- resist the wisdom and the bles.

spirit by which he spake. 3 Wherefore, brethren, look 11 Then they suborned ye out among you seven men men, which said, have of honest report, full of the heard him speak blaspheHoly Ghost and wisdom, mous words against Moses, whom we may appoint over and against God. this business.

12 And they stirred up the 4 But we will give ourselves people, and the elders, and continually to prayer, and to the scribes, and came upon the ministry of the word. him, and caught him, and

5 And the saying pleased brought him to the council, the whole multitude: and 13 And set up false witnessthey chose Stephen, a man es, which said, This man full of faith and of the Holy ceaseth not to speak blaspheGhost, and Philip, and Proch- mous words against this holy orus, and Nicanor, and Ti- place, and the law: mon, and Parmenas, and Nic 14 For we have heard him olas a proselyte of Anti- say, that this Jesus of Nazaoch;

reth shall destroy this place, 6 Whom they set before the land shall change the cus

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