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15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning.

16 Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be bap tized with the Holy Ghost.

17 Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, what tras I that I could withstand God?

18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.

19 Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecutions that arose about Stephen, travelled as far as Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only.

20 And some of thein were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus.

21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.

22 Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.

23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.

24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost, and of faith: and much people was added into the Lord.

25 Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus for to seek Saul:

26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it caine' to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the chinch, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

27 And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch.

28 And there stood up one of them, named Agabus, an signified by the Spirit that there should be great dearth

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29 Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judea:

so Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

CHAP. XII. i llerod persecuteth the Christians. 20 His pride and

miserable death. NOW about that time Herod the king stretched fortly his

hands to vex certain of the church. 2 And he kilied Jaines the brother of John with the sword.

3. And because he saw it pleased the Jews he proceeded further to take Peter also. Then were the days of unleavened bread.

4 And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him, intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.

5 Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for hiin.

6 And when Herod would have brought him fortlı, the saine night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.

7 And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he scoate Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise . up quickly. And his chains, fell off from his hands.

8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandaly. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.

9 And he went out, and followed him, and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision. 10 When they were past the first and the second ward,

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they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city ; which opliked to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forth with the angel departed from lain.

Il And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety that the Lord hath sent his angel, and bath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.

12 And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together, praying.

13 And as Peter kuocked at the door of the gate, a damsel caine to hearken, named Rhoda.

14 And when ske knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for gladness, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before

the gate.

15 And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly athirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is bis angel.

16 But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.

17 But he beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he said, Go, she these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed and went into another places

18 Now as soon as it was day there was no small stir ainong the soldiers what was become of Peter.

19 And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the keepers, and commanded that they should be put to death. And be went down from Judea to Cesarea, and there abode.

20 And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidou : but they came with one accord to him, and having made Blastus, the king's chamberlain, their friend, desired peace; because their country was nourished by the king's country.

21 And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them.

22 And the people gave a shout, suying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.

23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

24 q But the word of God grew and multiplied.

05 And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministry, and took with them John, whose suruame was Mark.

CHAP. XIII. I Paul and Barnalas go to the Gentiles. 42 The Gentiles

believe. 45 The Jews Claspheme. NOW there were in the church that was at Antioch

certain prophets and teacliers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Blerod the tetrarch, and Saul.

2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the works whereunto I have called them.

3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

4. So, they being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus,

5 And when they were at Salamnis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister.

6 And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus :

7 Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent mai; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.

8 But Elymas the sorcerer, (for so is his name by intera premtion,) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.

9 Then Saul, who also is called Paul, filled with the Holy Ghost, set liis eyes on him,

10 And said, ( full of all subtilry and all inischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou cot cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

Il Ard now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.

12 Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.

13 Now when Paul and his company loosed froin Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing froin them returned to Jerusalem.

14 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath-day, and sat down.

15 And alier the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, If ye have any word of exhortation for the people,

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16 Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his haud, said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience.

17 The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an high arm Irrought he them out of it.

18 And about the time of forty years suffered he their manners in the wilderness.

19 And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided their land to them by lot.

20 And after that he gave unto them judges, about the space of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.

21 And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul, the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjainin, by the space of forty years.

99 And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testi

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