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By Peter's preaching

CHAP. III.

many are converted. 33 Therefore being by the 42 And they continued steadright hand of God exalted, and fastly in the apostles' doctrine having received of the Father and fellowship, and in breaking the promise of the Holy Ghost, of bread, and in prayers. he hath shed forth this, which 43 And fear came upon every ye now see and hear.

soul: and many wonders and 34 For David is not ascended signs were done by the apostles. into the heavens, but he saith 44 And all that believed were himself, The LORD said unto together, and had all things my Lord, Sit thou on my right common ; hand,

145 And sold their possessions 35 Until I make thy foes thy and goods, and parted them to footstool.

Jall men, as every man had need. 36 Therefore let all the house 46 And they, continuing daiof Israel know assuredly, that ly with one accord in the temple, God hath made that same Jesus and breaking bread from house whom ye have crucified, both to house, did eat their meat Lord and Christ.

with gladness and singleness of 37 | Now when they heard heart, this, they were pricked in their 47 Praising God, and having heart, and said unto Peter and to favour with all the people. And the rest of the apostles, Men and the Lord added to the church brethren, what shall we do? daily such as should be saved. 38 Then Peter said unto them,

CHAP. III. Repent, and be baptized every A lame man healed. one of you in the name of N OW Peter and John went Jesus Christ, for the remission up together into the temple, of sins, and ye shall receive the at the hour of prayer, being the gift of the Holy Ghost.

ninth hour. 39 For the promise is unto 2 And a certain man lame you, and to your children, and from his mother's womb was to all that are afar off, even as carried, whom they laid daily many as the Lord our God shall at the gate of the temple which call.

is called Beautiful, to ask alms 40 And with many other of them that entered into the words did he testify and exhort, temple; saying, Save yourselves from 3 Who, seeing Peter and John this untoward generation about to go into the temple,

41 | Then they that gladly re-asked an alms. ceived his word, were baptized : 4 And Peter fastening his and the same day there were eyes upon him with John, said, added unto them about three Look on us. thousand souls.

15 And he gave heed unto

A lame man restored. THE ACTS, Peter's exhortation thereon. them, expecting to receive some- 14 But yedenied the Holy One, thing of them.

and the Just, and desired a mur6 Then Peter said, Silver and derer to be granted unto you; gold have I none; but such as I 15 And killed the Prince of have give I thee: In the name life, whom God hath raised from of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise the dead; whereof we are witup and walk.

nesses. 7 And he took him by the 16 And his name, through right hand, and lifted him up: faith in his name, hath made and immediately his feet and this man strong, whom ye see ancle-bones received strength. and know: yea, the faith which

8 And he, leaping up, stood, is by him, hath given him this and walked, and entered with perfect soundness in the prethem into the temple, walking, sence of you all. and leaping, and praising God. 17 And now, brethren, I wot

9 And all the people saw him that through ignorance ye did it, walking and praising God: as did also your rulers.

10 And they knew that it was 18 But those things which he which sat for alms at the God before had shewed by the Beautiful gate of the temple : mouth of all his prophets, that and they were filled with wonder Christ should suffer, he hath so and amazement at that which fulfilled. had happened unto him. | 19 | Repent ye therefore, and

11 And as the lame man be converted, that your sins may which was healed held Peter be blotted out, when the times and John, all the people ran of refreshing shall come from the together unto them in the porch presence of the Lord ; that is called Solomon's, greatly 20 And he shall send Jesus wondering.

Christ, which before was preach12 9 And when Peter saw it, he ed unto you: answered unto the people, Yel 21 Whom the heaven must men of Israel, why marvel ye at receive, until the times of restithis? or why look ye so earnestly tution of all things, which God on us, as though by our own hath spoken by the mouth of power or holiness we had made all his holy prophets, since the this man to walk ?

world began. 13 The God of Abraham, and 22 For Moses truly said unto of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God the fathers, A Prophet shall the of our fathers hath glorified his Lord your God raise up unto Son Jesus; whom ye delivered you, of your brethren, like unto up, and denied him in the pre-me; him shall ye hear in all sence of Pilate, when he was things, whatsoever he shall say determined to let him go. Junto you.

The rulers offended at it. CHAP. IV.

Peter's defence. 23 And it shall come to pass, Alexander, and as many as were that every soul which will not of the kindred of the high priest, hear that Prophet, shall be de-were gathered together at Jerustroyed from among the people.salem.

24 Yea, and all the prophets 7 And when they had set from Samuel, and those that fol- them in the midst, they asked, low after, as many as have spo- By what power, or by what ken, have likewise foretold of name have ye done this? these days.

| 8 Then Peter, filled with the 25 Ye are the children of the Holy Ghost, said unto them, prophets, and of the covenant Ye rulers of the people, and which God made with our fa- elders of Israel, thers, saying "unto Abraham, 9 If we this day be examined And in thy seed shall all the of the good deed done to the kindreds of the earth be blessed. impotent man, by what means .

26 Unto you first, God having he is made whole; raised up his Son Jesus, sent 10 Be it known unto you all, him to bless you, in turning and to all the people of Israel, away every one of you from his that by the name of Jesus Christ iniquities.

of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, CHAP. IV.

whom God raised from the dead, Peter and John imprisoned. leven by him doth this man stand AND as they spake unto the here before you whole. A people, the priests, and the 11 This is the stone which captain of the temple, and the was set at nought of you buildSadducees came upon them, ers, which is become the head

2 Being grieved that they of the corner. taught the people, and preach- 12 Neither is there salvation ed through Jesus the resurrec- in any other: for there is none tion from the dead.

other name under heaven given 3 And they laid hands on among men, whereby we must them, and put them in hold unto be saved. the next day: for it was now 13 1 Now, when they saw the even-tide.

boldness of Peter and John, and 4 Howbeit, many of them perceived that they were unwhich heard the word, believed; learned and ignorant men, they and the number of the men was marvelled; and they took knowabout five thousand.

ledge of them, that they had 5 1 And it came to pass on the been with Jesus. morrow, that their rulers, and 14 And beholding the man elders, and scribes,

which was healed standing with 6 And Annas the high priest, them, they could say nothing and Caiaphas, and John, and against it.

nd Caian has the high prior which was beholding the

Peter and John threatened THE ACTS,

by the councu. 15 But when they had com- to God with one accord, and manded them to go aside out said, Lord, thou art God, which of the council, they conferred hast made heaven, and earth, among themselves,

and the sea, and all that in 16 Saying, What shall we do them is; to these men? for that indeed 25 Who, by the mouth of thy a notable miracle hath been servant David hast said, Why done by them is manifest to all did the heathen rage, and the them that dwell in Jerusalem, people imagine vain things? and we cannot deny it. I 26 The kings of the earth

17 But that it spread no fur- stood up, and the rulers were ther among the people, let us gathered together against the straitly threaten them, that they Lord, and against his Christ. speak henceforth to no man in 27 For of a truth against thy this name.

holy child Jesus, whom thou hast 18 And they called them, and anointed, both Herod, and Poncommanded them not to speak tius Pilate, with the Gentiles, at all, nor teach in the name of and the people of Israel, were Jesus.

gathered together, 19 But Peter and John an- 28 For to do whatsoever thy swered and said unto them, hand and thy counsel determinWhether it be right in the sighted before to be done. of God to hearken unto you 29 And now, Lord, behold more than unto God, judge ye. their threatenings : and grant

20 For we cannot but speak unto thy servants, that with all the things which we have seen boldness they may speak thy and heard.

word, 21 So, when they had further 30 By stretching forth thy hand threatened them, they let them to heal ; and that signs and go, finding nothing how they wonders may be done by the might punish them, because of name of thy holy child Jesus. the people: for all men glorified 31 | And when they had God for that which was done. prayed, the place was shaken

22 For the man was above where they were assembled toforty years old on whom this gether; and they were all filled miracle of healing was shewed. with the Holy Ghost, and they

23 | And being let go, they spake the word of God with went to their own company, boldness. and reported all that the chief 32 And the multitude of them priests and elders had said unto that believed were of one heart, them.

and of one soul: neither said 24 And when they heard any of them that aught of the that, they lifted up their voice things which he possessed was

all.

The unity of the Church. CHAP. V. Sin of Ananias and Sapphira. his own; but they had all things sold, was it not in thine own common.

power? why hast thou conceiv33 And with great powered this thing in thy heart? thou gave the apostles witness of the hast not lied unto men, but unto resurrection of the Lord Jesus : God. and great grace was upon them 5 And Ananias hearing these

words, fell down, and gave up 34 Neither was there any the ghost. And great fear came among them that lacked : for on all them that heard these as many as were possessors of things. lands or houses sold them, and 6 And the young men arose, brought the prices of the things wound him up, and carried him that were sold, .

out, and buried him. 35 And laid them down at the 7 And it was about the space apostles' feet: and distribution of three hours after, when his was made unto every man ac- wife, not knowing what was cording as he had need. done, came in.

36 And Joses, who by the 8 And Peter answered unto apostles was surnamed Barna-her, Tell me whether ye sold bas, (which is, being interpret- the land for so much? And she ed, The son of consolation,) said, Yea, for so much. a Levite, and of the country of 9 Then Peter said unto her, Cyprus,

How is it that ye have agreed 37 Having land, sold it, and together to tempt the Spirit of brought the money, and laid it the Lord ? behold the feet of at the apostles' feet.

them which have buried thy CHAP. V.

Thusband are at the door, and Death of Ananias and Sapphira. shall carry thee out. DUT a certain man named 10 Then fell she down straightAnanias, with Sapphira his way at his feet, and yielded up

the ghost. And the young men 2 And kept back part of the came in, and found her dead, price, (his wife also being privy and carrying her forth, buried to it,) and brought a certain her by her husband. part, and laid it at the apostles' 11 And great fear came upon feet.

all the church, and upon as 3 But Peter said, Ananias, many as heard these things. why hath Satan filled thy heart 12 | And by the hands of to lie to the Holy Ghost, and the apostles were many signs to keep back part of the price and wonders wrought among of the land ?

(the people ; (and they were all 4 While it remained, was it with one accord in Solomon's not thine own? and after it was porch

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