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the regions of Judea and Samaria,
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14. Now when the aposties which were at Jerusalem, heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John :

15 Who, when they were come

of the church, entering into every|down, prayed for them, that they house, and, haling men and wo- might receive the Holy Ghost:

men, committed them to prison.

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4. Therefore, they that were on none of them: only they were scattered abroad, went every|baptized in the name of the Lord

where preaching the word. 5 Then, Philip went down to

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1. Then laid they their hands

the city of Samaria, and preached on them, and they received the

Christ unto them. 6 And the people with one ac

Holy Ghost. 18 And when Simon saw that,

cord gave heed unto those things|through laying on of the apostles which Philip spake, hearing and hands, the Holy Ghost was given, seeing the miracles which he did. he offered them money,

7 For unclean spirits, crying

19 Saying, Give me also this

with loud voice, came out of ma-power, that, on whomsoever Ilay ny that were possessed with them;|hands, he may receive the Holy and many taken with palsies, and Ghost.

that were lame, were healed. . 8 And there was great joy in that city.

20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, be: cause thou hast thought that the

9 But there was a certain mangist of God may be purchased

called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was SOme great One :

with money. 21 Thou hast neither part nor

lot in this matter: for thy heartis

not right in the sight of God. 22 Repent, therefore, of this

10 To whom they all gave heed, thy wickedness, and pray God,

from the least to the greatest, say

if perhaps the thought of thiné

ing, This man is the great power|heart may be forgiven thee.

of God. 11 And to him they had regard,

because that of long time he had

bewitched them with sorceries. 12 But when they believed Phi

23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity. 24. Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to the Lord for

lip, preaching the things concern. me, that none of these things

ing the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.

13 Then Simon himself believed also ; and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.

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25 And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans.

Philip and the eunuch.

26 T And theangel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south, unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is deSert, 27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, 28 Was returning; and sitting in his chariot, read Esaias the prophet. 29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. 30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet, Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest ? 31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? and , he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him. 32. The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: 33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away : and who shall declare his generation ? for his life is taken from the earth. 34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this of himself, or of some other man? 35 . Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same Scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. 36 And, as they went on their way, they came unto a certain

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here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? 87 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered, and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. 38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. 39 And, when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caughtaway Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more : and he went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip was found at Azotus; and, passing through, he preached in all the cities, till he came to Cesarea. CHAP. IX. Saul’s miraculous conversion. ND Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, 2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem, 3 And, as he journeyed, he came near Damascus; and Suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: 4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Soul, Saul, why persecutest thou In 162 : 5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks, 6 And he, trembling and astonished, said, Lord, what wilt

Water; and the eunuch said, See,

thou have me to do And the

Saul's conversion. The

Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. 7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no

1a1). 9 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus. 9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink. 10 T And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. 11 And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas, for one called Saul of Tarsus : for, behold, he prayeth, 12 And hath seen in a vision a man, named Ananias, coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight. 13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem : 14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name. 15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel. 16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake. 17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and, putting his hands on him, said,

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sus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. 18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales; and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized. 19 And when he had received meat he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at DamasCUIS. 20 And straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues, that he is the Son of God. 21 But all that heard him were amazed, and said, Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests * * 22 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ. 23 And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him: 24. But their laying await was known of Saul: and they watched the gates day and night to kill him. 25 Then the disciples took him. by night, and let him down by the wall in a basket. 26 of And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he assayed to join himself to the disciples: but they were all afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple. 27 But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and

Brother Saul, the Lord, even Je

how he had preached boldly at Tabitha raised.

Damascus in the name of Jesus. 28 And he was with them coming in and going out at Jerusalem. 29 And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about to slay him. 3o Which when the brethren knew, they brought him downto Cesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus. 31 || Then had the churches rest throughout all Judea, and Galilee, and Samaria, and were edified; and, walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied. 32 T And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he came down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda. 33 And there he found a certain man named Eneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy. 34 And Peter said unto him, Eneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately. 35 And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned to the Lord. 36 is Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple, named Tabitha, which, by interpretation, is called Dorcas : this woman was full of good worksandalms-deeds which she did. 37 And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid Aer in an upper chamber. 38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was

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men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them. 39 Then Peter arose, and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber : and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them. 40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and, turning bim to the body, said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and, when she saw Peter, she sat up. 41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up; and, when he had called the saints and widows, he presented her alive. 42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord. 43 And it came to pass, that he tarried many days in Joppa with One Simon a tanner. CHAP. X. Peter's vision." HERE was a certain man in Cesarea, called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, 2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much almos to the people, and prayed to God alWay : 3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day, an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius. 4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord : And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.

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pa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter; 6 He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea-side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do. 7 And, when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually ; 8 And, when he had declared all these things unto them, he sent them to Joppa. 9 TI On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the house-top to pray, about the sixth hour. 10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten; but while.they made ready, he fell into a trance, 11 And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:

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Cornelius, had made enquiry for Simon’s house, and stood before the gate, 18 And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there. . 19 || While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee. 20 Arise, therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing; for I have sent them. 21 Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what is the cause wherefore ye are come 3 22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and One that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee. 23 Then called he them in, and

12 Wherein were all manner of lodged them. And on the mor

four-footed beasts of the earth,

and wild beasts, and creeping

things, and fowls of the air. 13 And there came a voice to

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row Peter went away with them,
and certain brethren from Joppa
accompanied him.
24 And the morrow after they
entered into Cesarea. And Cor-
nelius waited for them, and had
called together his kinsmen and
'near friends.
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'in, Cornelius met him, and fell
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26 But Peter took him up, say-
ing, Stand up ; I myself also am
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27 And as he talked with him,
he went in, and found many that
were come together.
28 And he gaid unto them, Ye

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