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David is not ascended into the heavens : but he saith himself, The Lord said 35 unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thy foes thy footstool. 36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that

same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. 37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto

Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? 38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the

name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of 39 the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all 40 that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many

other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this unto

ward generation. 41. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized : and the same day 42 there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued

stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, 43 and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul : and many wonders and signs 44 were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all 45 things common; and sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all 46 men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in

the temple, and breaking bread 'from house to house, did eat their meat with 47 gladness and singleness of heart, praising God, and having favour with all the

people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved. 2' NOW Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of

prayer, being the ninth hour. And a certain man lame from his mother's womb . was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called 3 Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; who seeing Peter 4 and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. And Peter, fastening his 5 eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. And he gave heed unto them, 6 expecting to receive something of them. Then Peter said, Silver and gold

have I none; but such as I have give I thee : In the name of Jesus Christ of 7 Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him 8 up: and immediately his feet and ancle bones received strength. And he

leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, 9 and leaping, and praising God. And all the people saw 10 praising God: and they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful

gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that

which had happened unto him. 11 And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people

ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering. 1: And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why

marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own 13 power or holiness we had made this man to walk? The God of Abraham, and

of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus ;

whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was 14 determined to let him go. But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired 15 a murderer to be granted unto you; and killed the 2 Prince of life, whom God 16 hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses. And his name through

faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of

you all. 17 And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your 18 rulers. But those things, which God before had showed by the mouth of all his 19 prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled. Repent ye therefore, and

be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing 20 shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, wbich 21 before was preached unto you: whom the heaven must receive until the times

of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all bis holy

prophets since the world began. 22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A Prophet shall the Lord your God

raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things 23 whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass, that every soul, 1 Or, at home.

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which will not hear that Prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people. 24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as 25 have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days. Ye are the children of the

prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto 26 Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed. Unto

you first, God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning

away every one of you from his iniquities. A And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the 'captain of the temple,

* and the sadducees, came upon them, being grieved that they taught the people, 2,3 and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead. And they laid hands 4 on them, and put them in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide. How.

beit many of them which heard the word believed ; and the number of the men.

was about five thousand. 5 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes, 6 and Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many

as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem. 7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by 8 what name, have ye done this? Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said 9 unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, if we this day be ex

amined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made 10 whole; be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the

name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from 11 the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the

stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the 12 corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name

under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. 13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they

were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of 14 them, that they had been with Jesus. And beholding the man which was 15 standing with them, they could say nothing against it. But when they had com

manded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves, 16 saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath

been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we 17 cannot deny it. But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly 18 threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name. And they

called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of

Jesus. 19 But Peter and John answered, and said unto them, Whether it be right in the 20 sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot 21 but speak the things which we have seen and heard. So when they had further

threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, 22 because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done. For

the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was showed. 23 And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the 24 chief priests and elders had said unto them. And when they heard that, they

lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which 25 hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is: who by the

mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people 26 imagine vain things? The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were 27 gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ. For of a truth

against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod and Pontius 28 Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, for 29 to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done. And

now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with 30 all boldness they may speak thy word, by stretching forth thine hand to heal ;

and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. 31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled

together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word

of God with boldness. 32 AND the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul;

neither said any of them that aught of the things which he possessed was his own;

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33 but they had all things common. And with great power gave the apostles witness

of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

of the resurrection 34 Neither was there any among them that lacked : for as many as were possessors

of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, 35 and laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every 36 man according as he had need. And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed

Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and 37 of the country of Cyprus, having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid

it at the apostles' feet. 5 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, e and kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a 2, 3 certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet. But Peter said, Ananias, why hath

Satan filled thine heart 'to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the 4 price of the land? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was

sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine 5 heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. And Ananias hearing these

words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that 6 heard these things. And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried hin

out, and buried him. 7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing 8 what was done, came in. And Peteranswered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the 9 land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much. Then Peter said unto her,

How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord ? behold,

the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry 10 thee out. Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost :

and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried 11 her by her husband. And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as

many as heard these things. 12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among 13 the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch. And of the 14 rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them. And

believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.) 15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds

and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow 16 some of them. There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto

Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits:

and they were healed every one. 17. Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the 18 sect of the sadducees,) and were filled with s indignation, and laid their hands on 19 the apostles, and put them in the common prison. But the angel of the Lord 20 by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, Go, stand 21 and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life. And when they

heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together,

and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them 22 brought. But when the officers came, and found them not in the prison, they 29 returned, and told, saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the

keepers standing without before the doors : but when we had opened, we found 24 no man within. Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and

the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them whereunto this would 95 grow. Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom ye put in

prison are standing in the temple, and teaching the people. 96" Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence : 27 for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned. And when they

had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked 28 them, saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this

name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to

bring this man's blood upon us. 29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God so rather than men. The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and 31 hanged on a tree. Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and

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32 a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. And we are

his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath

given to them that obey him. 33" When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay them. 34 Then stood there up one in the council, a pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of

the law, had in reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the 35 apostles forth a little space; and said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to 36 yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men. For before these days

rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a

about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as 37 I obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to nought. After this man rose up

Judas of Galilee in the days of the taxing, and drew away much people after

him : he also perished; and all, even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed. 38 And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone : for if 39 this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: but if it be of God,

ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God. 40 And to him they agreed : and when they had called the apostles, and beaten

them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let 41 them go. And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that 42 they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. And daily in the

temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ. 6 AND in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there

arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows 2 were neglected in the daily ministration. Then the twelve called the multitude

of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the 3 word of God, and serve tables. Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you

seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost a 4 appoint over this business. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, 5 and to the ministry of the word. And the saying pleased the whole multitude :

and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip,

and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte 6 of Antioch: whom they set before the apostles : and when they had prayed, they

laid their hands on them. 7 And the word of God increased ; and the number of the disciples multiplied

in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the

faith. 8 AND Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among 9 the people. Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the syna.

gogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia 10 and of Asia, disputing with Stephen. And they were not able to resist the wis11 dom and the spirit by which he spake. Then they suborned men, which said, We 12 have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God. And

they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon him, 13 and caught him, and brought him to the council, and set up false witnesses, which

said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, 14 and the law : for we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy 15 this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us. And all that

sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.

Then said the high priest, Are these things so? And he said, Men, brethren,

and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when 23 he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran, and said unto him, Get thee

out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and come into the land which I shall 4 show thee. Then came he out of the land of the Chaldeans, and dwelt in Char

ran: and from thence, when his father was dead, he removed him into this land, 5 wherein ye now dwell. And he gave him none inheritance in it, no, not so much

as to set his foot on : yet he promised that he would give it to him for a possession, 6 and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child. And God spake on this

wise, That his seed should sojourn in a strange land; and that they should bring 7 them into bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years. And the nation to

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whom they shall be in bondage will I judge, said God: and after that shall they 8 come forth, and serve me in this place. And he gave him the covenant of cir.

cumcision : and so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day;

and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat the twelve patriarchs. 9 And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt : but God was 10 with him, and delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave bim favour and

wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over 11 Egypt and all his house. Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt 12 and Chanaan, and great affliction : and our fathers found no sustenance. But

when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first. 13 And at the second time Joseph was made known to his brethren; and Joseph's 14 kindred was made known unto Pharaoh. Then sent Joseph, and called his father 15 Jacob to him, and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls. So Jacob went 16 down into Egypt, and died, he, and our fathers, and were carried over into Sy

chem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the

sons of Emmor the father of Sychem. 17 But when the time of the promise drew nigh, which God had sworn to Abra18 ham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt, till another king arose, which 19 knew not Joseph. The same dealt subtilly with our kindred, and evil entreated

our fathers, so that they cast out their young children, to the end they might not

live. 20 In which time Moses was born, and was ' exceeding fair, and nourished up in 21 his father's house three months : and when he was cast out, Pharaoh's daughter 22 took him up, and nourished him for her own son. And Moses was learned in all 23 the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds. And when

he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren the children 24 of Israel. And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged 25 him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian : o for he supposed his brethren

would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they 26 understood not. And the next day he showed himself unto them as they strove, and

would have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren ; why do ye wrong 27 one to another ? But he that did his neighbour wrong thrust him away, saying, 28 Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us? wilt thou kill me, as thou didst the 29 Egyptian yesterday? Then fled Moses at this saying, and was a stranger in the

land of Madian, where he begat two sons. 30 And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness 31 of mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush. When Moses

saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the 39 Lord came unto him, saring, I am the God of thy

and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst 33 not behold. Then said the Lord to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet : for 34 the place where thou standest is holy ground. I have seen, I have seen the

affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and

am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt. 35 This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge?

the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel 36 which appeared to him in the bush. He brought them out, after that he had

showed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red Sea, and in the 37 wilderness forty years. This is that Moses, which said unto the children of

Israel, A Prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, 38 S like unto me; him shall ye hear. This is he, that was in the church in the

wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our 39 fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us : to whom our fathers

would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again 40 into Egypt, saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for as for this

Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become 41 of him. And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, 42 and rejoiced in the works of their own hands. Then God turned, and gave them

up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the Prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space

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