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voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him. 28 And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain. 29 And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a sepulchre. 30 But God raised him from the dead: 31 And he was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people. 32 And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, 33 God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again: as it is also written in the second Psalm, Thou art my Son, This day have I begotten thee. 34 And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David. 35 Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corrüption. 36 For David, afterhebad served his own generation, by the will of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption; 37 But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption. 38 Ts Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: 39 And by him, all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by

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4o Beware, therefore, lest that come upon you which is spoken of in the prophets; 41 Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which yeshall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you. 42 || And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath. 43 Now, when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews, and religious proselytes, followed Paul and Barnabas; who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God. 44 || And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God. 45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradićting and blaspheming. 46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. 47 For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light to the Gentiles, that thou shouldst be for salvati. on unto the ends of the earth. 48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed. 49 And the word of the Lord was published throughout all the

the law of Moses,

regiQIl.

A cripple healed.

devout and honorable women, and the chief men of the city, and

Chap. xiv. so But the Jews stirred up the

Paulstoned at Lystra. 9 The same heard Paul speak:

whostedfastly beholding him, and

operceiving that he had faith to be

raised persecution against Paul healed,

and Barnabas, and expelled them

out of their coasts. 51 But they shook off the dust

of their feet against them, and

came unto Iconium. 52 And the osciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy

Ghost. CHAP. XIV. Paul heals a cripple of Lystra. ND it came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude, both of the Jews, and also of the Greeks, believed. 2 But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles, and made their minds evil affected against the brethren. - . 3 Long time, therefore, abode they, speaking boldly in the Lord; which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands. 4. But the multitude of the city was divided: and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles. 5 And when there was an assault made, both of the Gentiles, and also of the Jews with their rulers, to use them despitefully, and to stone them, 6 They were ware of it, and fled

10 Said, with aloud voice, Stand up-right on thy feet. And he leaped and walked. 11 And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying, in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men. 12 And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker. 13 Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people. 14 J/Zich when the apostles, Barnai as and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out, 15 And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things : We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you, that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein : 16 Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own Ways. 17 Nevertheless he left nothimself without a witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and

unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of gladness.

Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth roundabout: 7 And there they preached the gospel. 8 And there sata certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother’s womb, who never had walked: .

18 And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them.

19 And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch, and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and having stoned Paul, drew Zim The apostclic council

out of the city, supposing he had been dead. 20 Howbeit as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe. 21 is And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and to Antioch, 22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. 23 And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed. 24 And after they had passed throughout Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia. 25 And when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down into Attalia: 26 And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended to the grace of God, for the work which they fulfilled. 27 And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearscd all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles. 28 And there they abode long time with the disciples. CHAP. XV. JDissention about circumcision. ND certain men which came down from Judea, taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. 2 When therefore Paul and

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and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnanabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question. 3 And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren. 4 And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them. 5 But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses. 6 || And the apostles and elders, came together for to consider of this matter. 7 And, when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentilesby my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and besieve. 8 And God which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as did unto us; 9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. 19 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which nei. ther our fathers nor we were able to bear : 11 But we believe that, through

Barnabas had no small dissention

the grace ofthe Lord Jesús Christ,

The apostles' determination Chap. xv.

we shall be saved, even as they. 12 | Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them. 13 T And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me: 14 Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name. 15 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, 16 After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: 17 That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things. 18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. 19 Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God: 20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood. 21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the Synagogues every sabbath day. 22 Then pleased it the apostles andelders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas,

sent to the churches.

chief men among the brethren: 23 And they wrote letters by them after this manner: The apostles, and elders, and brethren, send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch, and Syria, and Cilicia: 24 Forasmuch as we have heard that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your Souls, saying, Te must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandIment: 25 It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul. 26 Men that have hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. 27 We have sent, therefore, Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth. 28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upOn you no greater burden than these necessary things; 29 That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well. 30 So, when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch; and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle : 31 JWhich when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation. 32 And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed them. 33 And after they had tarried

there a space, they were let go in Timothy circumcised. peace from the brethren unto the apostles. 34 Notwithstanding, it pleased Silas to abidethere still. 35 Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also. 36"| And some days after, Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethrenin every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do. 37 And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark. 38 But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work. 39 And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other; and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus; 4O And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God. 41 And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches. - CHAP. XVI. Paul circumciseth Timothy. HEN came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father was a Greek: 2 Which was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium. 3 Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and took and cir-cumcised him, because of the

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vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.

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pi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, and a colony: and we were in that city abiding certain days.

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went out of theoity by a riverside, where prayer was wont to be

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