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manner of the Jews is to bury. 41 Now, in the place where he Was crucified, there was a garden; and in the garden a new seulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. 42 There laid they Jesus, therefore, because of the Jews' preparation-day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand. - CHAP. XX. Christ's resurrection. . "THE first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene, early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. 2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. 3 Peter, therefore, went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. 4 So they ran both together, and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. -

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looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he notin. 6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie; - - - 7 And the napkin that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. .. 8 Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed. 9 For as yet they knew not the

John. He appeareth.

10 Then the disciples went away again unto their own home. 11 T But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping : and, as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, 12 And seeth two angels in white, sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou ? Šhe saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. - 14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. 16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni ; which is to say, aster. 17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your l’ather; and to my God, and your God. 18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had Seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her. 19 || Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came

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and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. 2O And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the fore glad, when they saw the TOl. 21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you : as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: 23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them ; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained. 24 || But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus Canne. 25 The other disciples, therefore, said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. o, 26 || Andafter eight days, again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them : then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. -27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and be. hold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side : and be not faithless, but believing. 28 And Thomas answered, and said unto him, My Lord, and my God. , 29 Jesus saith unto him,Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed : blessed are

xxi. Christ's third appearance.

they that have not seen, and yet
have believed.
30 is And many other signs tru-
ly did Jesus in the presence of his
disciples, which are not written
in this book:
31 But these are written, that
ye might believe that Jesus is the
Christ, the Son of God; and that
believing ye might have life
through his name.
CHAP. XXI.
Christ appeareth again.
FTER these things Jesus
A shewed himself again to the
disciples at the sea of Tiberias;
and on this wise shewed he him-
self.
2 There were together Simon
Peter, and Thomas called Didy-
mus, and Nathaniel of Cana in
Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee,
and two other of his disciples.
3 Simon Peter saith unto them,
I go a fishing. They say unto
him, We also go with thee. They
went forth, and entered into a
ship immediately; and that night
they caught nothing.
4. But, when the morning was
now come, Jesus stood on the
shore: but the disciples knew
not that it was Jesus.
5 Then Jesus saith unto them,
Children, have ye any meat 3
They answered him, No.
6 And he said unto them, Cast
the net on the right side of the
ship, and ye shall find. They
cast, therefore, and now they
were not able to draw it for the
multitude of iishes.
7. Therefore that disciple whom
Jesus loved said unto Peter, It is
the Lord. Now, when Simon
Peter heard that it was the Lord,
he girt his fisher's coat unto him,
(for he was naked,) and did cast

himself into the sea.

Christ's charge

8 And the other disciples came in a little ship, (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes. 9 As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread. 10 Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught. 11 Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three ; and for all there were so lo, yet was not the net broCol. 12 of Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of thc disciples durst ask him, Who art thou : knowing that it was the Î,ord. 13 Jesus then cometh, and takcth bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise. s 14. This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen froin the dead. 15 So, when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these ? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith onto him, Feed my lambs. 16 He saith to him again thesecond time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. 17. He saith unto him the third tione, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou one : Peter was grieved be

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said untohim, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. 18 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdest thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not. 19 This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And, when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow nae. 20 Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee ? 21 Peter seeing him, saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do * 22 Jesus' saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee : Follow thou

C. 23 Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee 24 || This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true. 25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written.

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THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES.

CHAP. I. Matthias chosen an apostle. HE former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he throughthe Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen : 3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion, by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: 4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith Æe, ye have heard of me. 5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. 6 When they, therefore, were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? 7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power: 8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you : and ye shall be witnesses unto me, both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. 9 And, when he had spoken! these things, while they behclq, he was taken up ; and a cloud

received him out of their sight. 10 of And, while they looked

stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; 11 Which also said, Yemen of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven ; this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. 12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath-day’s journey. 13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. 14 These all continued with one accordin prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren. 15 is And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the discipies, and said, (the number of the names together were about an hundred and twenty,) 16 Men and brethren, this Scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost, by the mouth of David, spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus. 17 For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry. 18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and, falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. 19 And it was known unto all

Matthias chosen an apostle.

the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field was called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, the field of blood. 20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein : and his bishoprick let another take. 21. Wherefore, of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus wentin and out among us, 22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained, to be a witness with us of his resurrection. 23 And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was Surnamed Justus, and Matthias. 24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, 25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place. 26 And they gave forth their lots : and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles. CHAP. II. The apostles inspired. ND when the day of Pente- cost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

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4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. 5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem, Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. . 6 Now, when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. 7 And they were all amazed, and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak, Galileans? 8 And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born ? 9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, 10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and Proselytes, 11 Cretes, and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God. 12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this 2 13 Others mocking, said, These men are full of new wine. 14 || But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, bethis known unto you, and hearken to my words: 15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. 16 But this is that which was

spoken by the prophet Joel ;

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