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Ananias and


Sapphira's death. CHAP. V.

together to tempt the Spirit of 1 Ananias and Sapphira fall the Lord ? behold, the feet of

down dead. 19 The apostles them which have buried thy delivered by an angel. husband are at the door, and

BUT a certain man named shall carry thee out. Ananias, with Sapphira his 10 Then fell she down wife, sold a possession, straightway at his feet, and

2 And kept back part of yielded up the ghost; and the the price, his wife also being young men came in, and found privy to it, and brought a cer- her dead, and carrying her tain part, and laid it at the forth, buried her by her husapostles' feet.

band. 3 But Peter said, Ananias, 11 And great fear came upwhy hath Satan filled thiné on all the church,c and upon heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, as many as heard these things. and to keep back part of the 12 4 And by the hands of price of the land ?

the apostles were many signs 4 Whiles a it remained, was and wonders wrought among it not thine own ? and after it the people ; (and they were was sold, was it not in thine all with one accord in Soloown power? why last thou mon's porch. conceived this thing in thine 13 And of the rest d durst no heart thou hast not lied un- man join himself to them; but to men, but unto God.

the people magnified them. 5 And Ananias hearing 14 And believers were the these words fell down, and more added to the Lord, mulgave up the ghost;b and great titudes both of men & women:) fear came on all them that 15 Insomuch that they heard these things.

brought forth the sick into the 6 And the young men arose, streets, and laid them on beds wound him up, and carried and couches, that at the least him out, and buried him. the shadow of Peter passing

7 And it was about the by, might overshadow some of space of three hours after, them. when his wife, not knowing 16 There came also a mul. what was done, came in. titude out of the cities round

8 And Peter answered unto about unto Jerusalem, bringher, Tell me whether ye sold ing sick folks, and them that the land for so much : And

were vexed with unclean spirshe said, Yea, for so much. its; and they were healed evThe apostles imprisoned, Chap. v.

9 Then Peter said unto her, ery one. How is it that ye have agreed

c Church, the whole body of Chrisa Whiles, whilst.

tians. 6 Gave up the ghost, died,

d Of the rest, those not converted:

their lives in danger. 17 T Then the high priest

25 Then came one and told rose up,

and all they that were them, saying, Behold, the men with him, (which is the sect of whom ye put in prison, are the Sadducees,) and were fill. standing in the temple, and ed with indignation,

teaching the people. 18 And laid their hands on 26 Then went the captain the apostles, and put them in with the officers, and brought the common prison.

them without violence; (for 19 But the angel of the they feared the people, lest Lord by night opened the pris- they should have been stoned ;) on-doors, and brought them 27 And when they had forth, and said,

brought them, they set them 20 Go, stand and speak in before the council; and the the temple to the people all high priest asked them, the words of this life.e

28 Saying, Did not we strait21 And when they heard lys command you


ye that, they entered into the tem- should not teach in this nameth ple early in the morning, and and, behold, ye have filled Jetaught. But the high priest rusalem with your doctrine, came, and they that were with and intend to bring this man's him, and called the council to- blood


us.i gether, and all the senate of 29 | Then Peter and the the children of Israel, and sent other apostles answered, and to the prison to have them said, We ought to obey God brought.

rather than men. 22 But when the officers 30 The God of our fathers came, & found them not in the raised up Jesus, whom ye slew, prison, they returned, and told, and hanged on a tree :

23 Saying, The prison tru- 31 Him hath God exalted ly found we shut with all safe- with his right hand to be a ty, and the keepers standing Prince and a Saviour, for to without before the doors; but, give repentance to Israel, and when we had opened, we found forgiveness of sins. no man within.

32 And we are his witness24 Now when the bigh es of these things; and so is priest, and the captain of the also the Holy Ghost, whom temple, and the chief priests, God hath given to them that heard these things, they doubt- obey him. ed of them whereunto this 33 When they heard that,

would grow.f

e The words of this life, the Gospel of everlasting life.

f They doubted, whether what they heard of them, could be true; and if 50, what would be the consequence.

& Straitly, strictly.
b This name, the name of Jesus.

i To bring this man's blood upon us, to make it appear, that we are guilty of the death of Jesus.

Gamaliel's counsel, &'c. Acts. Seven deacons appointed. they were eut to the heart, and 40 And to him they agreed; took counsel to slay them. and when they had called the

34 Then stood there up one apostles, and beaten them, they in the council, a Pharisee, commanded that they should named Gamaliel, a doctor of not speak in the name of Jesus, the law,j had in reputation a

and let them go. mong all the people, and com- 41 | And they departed manded to put the apostles from the presence of the counforth a little space ;k

cil, rejoicing that they were 35 And said unto them, Ye counted worthy to suffer shame men of Israel, take heed to for his name. yourselves what ye intend to 42 And daily in the temple, do as touching l these men. and in every house, they ceas

36 For before these days ed not to teach and preach Jerose up Theudas, boasting him- sus Christ. self to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four

CHAP. VI. hundred, joined themselves; 1 The apostles' care for the poor, who was slain ; and all, as ma- and preaching of the word. ny as obeyed him, were scat- 5 Deacons chosen. tered, and brought to nought. AND in those days, when

37 After this man arose up the number of the disciples Judas of Galilee, in the days was multiplied, there arose a of the taxing, and drew away murmuring of the Greeiansa much people after him; he against the Hebrews,b because also perished; and all, even their widows were neglected as many as obeyed him, were in the daily ministration.c dispersed.

2 Then the twelve called 38 And now I say unto you, the multitude of the disciples Refrain from these men, and unto them, and said, It is not let them alone; for if this reason that we should leave

council or this work be of the word of God, and serve 'men,m it will come to nought: tables.d 39 But if it be of God, ye

3 Wherefore, brethren, look cannot overthrow it; lest hap- ye out among you seven men lyn ye be found even to fight of honest report, full of the against God.

Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom j Doctor of the law, one learned in the Jewish scriptures.

a Grecian converts. k A little space, for a little time.

6 Hebrew or Jewish converts. 1 As touching, concerning,

c Ministrations, distribution of m For if this counsel, which they

charity. take, or this work, which they per- cerning what each one should receive

d Serve tables, spend form be of a Haply, perhaps.

as his portion at table.

our time con




Stephen falsely accused. Chap. vii. He answers for himself. we may appoint over this busi- men, which said, We have

heard him speak blasphemous 4 But we will give ourselves words against Moses, and acontinually to prayer, and to gainst God. the ministry of the word. 12 And they stirred up the

5. And the saying pleased people, and the elders, and the the whole multitude; and they scribes, and came upon him, chose Stephen, a man full of and caught him, and brought faith and of the Holy Ghost, & him to the council, Philip, and Prochorus, and Ni- 13 And set up false witnesscanor, and Timon, and Par- es, which said, This man ceasmenas, and Nicolas a prose- eth not to speak blasphemous lyte e of Antioch:

words against this holy place, 6 Whom they set before the and the law : apostles; and when they had

14 For we have heard him prayed, they laid their hands say, That this Jesus of Nazaon them.

reth shall destroy this place, ✓ And the word of God in- and shall change the customs, creased; and the number of which Moses delivered us. the disciples multiplied in Je- 15 And all that sat in the rusalem greatly; and a great council, looking stedfastly on company of the priests were him saw his face as it had obedient to the faith.

been the face of an angel. 8 And Stephen full of faith and power, did great wonders

CHAP. VII. & miracles among the people. 1 Stephen answereth to his ac

9 Then there arose certain cusation : 54 they stone him of the synagogue, which is call- to death. ed the synagogue of the Liber- THEN said the high priest, tines,f and Cyrenians, and Al. Are these things so ? exandrians, and of them of Ci- 2 And he said,a Men, brethlicia, and of Asia, dispnting ren, & fathers, hearken; The with Stephen.

God of glory appeared unto 10 And they were not able our father Abraham, when he to resist the wisdom and the was in Mesopotamia, before he spirit by which he spake. dwelt in Charran,

11 Then they suborned g 3 And said unto him, Get e Proselyte, one converted to a new thee out of thy country, and religion.

from thy kindred, and come of Libertines, the descendants of into the land which I shall such Jews as had been prisoners or shew thee. slaves at Rome, and afterwards released.

4 Then came he out of the & Suborn, to procure by false land of the Chaldeans, and Stephen declareth the

He said, Stephen said.



history of Israel dwelt in Charran; and from 12 But when Jacob heard, thence, when his father was that there was corn in Egypt, dead, he removed him into this he sent out our fathers first. land, wherein ye now dwell. 13 And at the second time

5 And he gave him none Joseph was made known to his inheritance in it, no, not so


& Joseph's kindred much as to set his foot on; yet was made known unto Pharaoh. be promised that he would 14 Then sent Joseph, and give it to him

for a possession, called his father Jacob to him, and to his seed after him, when and all his kindred, threescore as yet he had no child.

and fifteen souls. 6 And God spake on this 15 So Jacob went down into wise, That his seed should Egypt and died, he, and our sojourn in a strange land ; and fathers, that they should bring them 16 And were carried over into bondage, and entreat them into Sychem, and laid in the evil four hundred years.

sepulchre, that

Abraham y And the nation to whom bought for a sum of money

of they shall be in bondage will the sons of Emmor, the father I judge, said God; and after of Sychem. that shall they come forth, and 17 But when the time of the serve me in this place. promise drew nigh, which God

8 And he gave him the cov. had sworn to Abraham,c the enant of circumcision; and so people grew and multiplied in Abraham begat Isaac, and eir- Egypt, cumcised him the eighth day; 18 Till another king arose, & Isaac begat Jacob; & Jacob which knew not Joseph: begat the twelve patriarchs. 19 The same dealt subtilely

9 And the patriarchs, mov- with our kindred, and evil-ened with envy, sold Joseph into treated our fathers, so that Egypt; but God was with him, they cast out their young chil

10 And delivered him out dren, to the end they might not of all his afflictions, and gave live. him favour and wisdom in the 20 In which time Moses was sight of Pharaoh king of E. born, and was exceeding fair, gypt; and he made him gov- & nourished up in his father's ernor over Egypt, and all his house three months : house.

21 And when he was cast 11 Now there came a dearth b out, Pharaoh's daughter took over all the land of Egypt and him


and nourished him for Chanaan, and great amiction; her own son. and our fathers found nó sụs

22 And Moses was learned tenance.

in all the wisdom of the Egypb Dearth, scarcity:

Premise, &c. see Gen. xxii, 16,17

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