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The gospel spread abroad. Chap. xii. Peter delivered from prison, the church which was in Jeru.

CHAP. XII. salem; and they sent forth 1 Herod persecuteth the ChrisBarnabas that he should

go tians : 20 his pride and misfar as Antioch;

erable death. 23 Who, when he came, and NOW, about that time, Hehad seen the grace of God, was rod the king stretched forth glad, and exhorted them all, his hands to vex certain of the that with purpose of heart they church. would cleave unto the Lord. 2 And he killed James, the

24 For he was a good man, brother of John, with the and full of the Holy Ghost, sword. and of faith; and much peo 3 And because he saw it ple was added unto the Lord. pleased the Jews, he proceeded

25 Then departed Barnabas . further to take Peter also. to Tarsus, for to seek Saul. (Then were the days of un

26 And, when he had found leavened bread.) him, he brought him unto An 4. And, when he had appretioch. And it came to pass, that hended him, he put him in a whole year they assembled prison, and delivered him to themselves with the church, four quaternions a of soldiers and taught much people. And to keep him, intending after the disciples were called Chris- Easter b to bring him forth to tians first in Antioch.

the people. 27 And in these days 5 Peter, therefore, was kept came prophets from Jerusa- in prison; but prayer was lem unto Antioch.

made without ceasing of the 28 And there stood up one

church unto God for him. of them named Agabus, and 6 And when Herod would signified by the Spirit, that have brought him forth, the there should be great dearthe same night Peter was sleeping throughout all the world; between two soldiers, bound which came to pass in the days with two chains; and the of Claudius Cesar.

keepers before the door kept 29 Then the disciples, eve- the prison. ry man according to his abili y And, behold, the angel of ty, determined to send relief the Lord came upon him, and unto the brethren which dwelt a light shined in the prison ; in Judea ;

and he smote Peter on the 30 Which also they did, and side, and raised him up, saysent unto the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

a Quaternion means 4, and 4 quaternions 16, i.e. 16 men,consisting of 4 in

a party to relieve each other by turns. • Dearth, a famine.

6 Easter, the passover, See Matt. XXVI, 2, & 37.

put to death.

even so.


The keepers

Acts. inz, arise up quickly. And his in, and told how Peter stood chains fell off from his hands. before the gate.

8 And the angel said unto 15 And they said unto her, bim, Gird thyself, and bind on Thou art mad. But she conthy sandals; and so he did. stantly affirmed that it was And he saith unto him, Cast

Then said they, it thy garment about thee, and is his angel. Follow me.

16 But Peter continued 9 And he went out, and fol- knocking; and when they had lowed him and wist c not that opened the door, and saw him, it was true which was done by they were astonisheil. the angel; but thought he saw 17 But he, beckoning una vision.

to them with the hand to hold 10 When they were past the their peace, declared unto first and second wardd they them how the Lord had brought came unto the iron gate that him out of the prison. And he leadeth unto the city, which said, Go, shew these things opened to them of his own ac unto James, and to the brethcord; and they went out, and And he departed, and passed on through one street, went into another place. and forth with the angel de 18 Now, as soon as it was parted from him.

day, there was no small stir 11 And when Peter was among the soldiers, what was come to himself he said, Now become of Peter. I know of a surety, that the 19 And when Herod had Lord hath sent his angel, and sought for him, and found him hath delivered me out of the not, he examined the keepers, hand of Herod, and from all & commanded that they should the expectation of the people be put to death. And he went of the Jews.

down from Judea to Cesarea 12 And when he had con and there abode. sidered the thing, he came to 20 4 And Herod was highly the house of Mary the mother displeased with them of Tyre of John, whose surname was and Sidon; but they came with where

many were ga one accord to him; and, having thered together, praying.

made Blastus, the king's cham13 And as Peter knocked berlain, their friend, desired at the door of the gate, a daja- peace; because their country sel came to hearken, named was nourished by the king's Rhoda.

country. 14 And, when she knew 24 And, upon a set day, Peter's voice, she opened not Herod, arrayed in royal ap: the gate for gladness, but ran parel, sat upon his throne, and < Wist not, knew not.

made an oration unto them. d Ward, watch.

22 And the people gave a



Land of the Lord is upon thee, Herod's miserable death. Chap. xii. Paul . Barnabas chosen. shout, saying, It is the voice by the Holy Ghost, departed of a god, and not of a man. unto Selucia; and from thence

23 And immediately the an- they sailed to Cyprus. gel of the Lord smote him, be Á And when they were at cause he gave not God the glo- Salamis,b they preached the ry ;

and he was eaten of word of God in the synagogues worms, and gave up the ghost of the Jews; and they had al

24 But the word of God so John to their minister. grew and multiplied.

6 And, when they had 25 And Barnabas and Saul gone through the isle unto Pareturned from Jerusalem,when phos,c they found a certain they had fulfilled their minis- sorcerer, à false prophet, a try,e and took with them John, Jew, whose name was Bar-jewhose surname was Mark.

my Which was with the depCHAP. XIII.

utyd of the country, Sergius 1 Paul and Barnabas go to the Paulus, a prudent man; who

Gentiles. 42 The Gentiles called for Barnabus and Saul, believe, 45 The Jews blas- and desired to hear the word pheme.

of God. NOW, there were in the 8 But Elymas the sorcerer church that was at Antioch (for so is his name by intercertain prophets and teachers; pretation,) withstood them, as Barnabas, and Simeon that seeking to turn away the depwas called Niger, and Lucius uty from the faith. of Cyrene, and Manaen, which 9 Then Saul, (who also is had been brought up with He- called Paul,) filled with the rod the tetrarch,a and Saul. Holy Ghost, set his eyes on

2 As they ministered to the him, Lord, and fasted, the Holy 10 And said, 0 full of all Ghost said, Separate me Bar- subtilty, and all mischief, thou nabas and Saul for the work child of the devil, thou enemy whereunto I have called them. of all righteousness! wilt thou

3. And when they had fast- not cease to pervert the right ed and prayed, and laid their ways of the Lord ? hands on them, they sent them 11 And now, behold, the away. 4 T So they, being sent forth and thou shalt be blind, not

seeing the sun for a season. e Fulfilled their ministry, when they had performed the duty of charity for bc Salamis and Paphos. See chap. which they went to Jerusalem. See iv. 36.

d Deputy, one who transacts busia Tetrarch, a Roman governor of ness for another; here is means a a fourth part of a province.


chap. xi. 29, 30.

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Elymas the sorcerer. Acts. Paul preacheth at Antioch
And immediately there fell on forty years suffered he their
him a mist and a darkness; & manners in the wilderness.
he went about seeking some to 19 And when he had de.
lead him by the hand. stroyed seven nations in the

12 Then the deputy, when land of Chanaan, he divided
he saw what was done, believ- their land to them by lot.
ed, being astonished at the 20 And after that he gave
doctrine of the Lord.

unto them judges about the 13 Now, when Paul and his space of four hundred and fifcompany loosed from Paphos, ty years, until Samuel the they came to Perga in Pam- prophet. phylia ; and John, departing 24 And afterward they defrom them, returned to Jeru- sired a king; and God gave salem.

unto them Saul the son of Cis,f 149 But when they depart- a man of the tribe of Benjaed from Perga they came to min, by the space of forty Antioch in Pisidia, é and went years. into the synagogue on the Sab 22 And when he had rebath-day, and sat down. moved him, he raised up unto

15 And after the reading of them David to be their king; the law and the prophets, the to whom also he gave testimorulers of the synagoue sent un, ny, and said, I have found Dato them, saying, Ye men and vid the son of Jesse, a man brethren, if ye have

any word after mine own heart, which of exhortation for the people, shall fulfil all my will.

23 Of this man's seed hath 16 Then Paul stood up, and, God, according to his promise, beckoning with his hand, said, raised unto Israel a Saviour, Men of Israel, and ye that fear Jesus; God, give audience.

24 When John had first 17 The God of this people preached, before his coming, of Israel chose our fathers, the baptism of repentance to and exalted the people, when all the people of Israel. they dwelt as strangers in the 25 And as John fulfilled his land of Egypt, and with an course, he said, Whom think high arm brought he them out ye that I am ? I am not he. of it.

But, behold, there cometh one 18 And about the time of after me, whose shoes of his

feet I am not worthy to loose. . Pisidia, an interior province of Asia Minor north of Pamphylia.

26 Men and brethren, chilAntioch was capital; but it must be remembered, there was another of Cis, in the Old Testament Kish. place of the same name, which was g Fulfillea bis course, discharged che The capital of Syria.

duties of his office,

say on.

that Jesus is Christ. Chap. xii.

The Gentiles believe. dren of the stock of Abraham, wise, I will give you the suro and whosoever among you mercies of David. feareth God, to you is the word 35 Wherefore he saith alof this salvation sent.

so in another psalm, Thou 27 For they that dwell at shalt not suffer thine Holy One Jerusalem, and their rulers, to see corruption. because they knew him not, 36 For David, after he had nor yet the voices h of the pro- served his own generation, by phets which are read every the will of God, fell on sleep, sabbath-day, they have fulfill- and was laid unto his fathers, ed them in condemning him. and saw corruption :

28 And though they found 37 But he whom God raisno cause of death in him, yet ed again saw no corruption. desired they Pilate that he 38 T Be it known unto you, should be slain.

therefore, men and brethren, 29 And when they had ful- that through this

man is filled all that was written of preached unto you the forgivehim, they took him down from ness of sins; the tree,

and laid him in a sep 39 And by him all that beulchre.

lieve are justified from all 30 But God raised him from things, from which ye could the dead.

not be justified by the law of 31 And he was seen many Moses. days of them, which came up

40 Beware, therefore, lest with him from Galilee to Je- that come upon you, which is rusalem, who are his witness- spoken of in the prophets ; es unto the people.

41 Behold, ye despisers, and 32 And we declare unto you wonder, and perish; for I glad tidings, how that the pro- work a work in your days, a mise, which was made unto work which ye shall in no the fathers,

wise believe, though a man 33 God hath fulfilled the declare it unto you. same unto us their children, in 42 | And, when the Jews that he hath raised


Jesus were gone out of the synaagain; as it is also written gogue, the Gentiles besought, in the second psalm, Thou art that these words might be my Son, this day have I be- preached to them the next sabgotten thee.

bath. 34 And as concerning that

43 Now, when the congrehe raised him up from the gation was broken up, many dead, now no more to return of the Jews and religious proto corruption, he said on this selites followed Faul

and Bar

nabas; who, speaking to them, b Voices, sayings or writings. persuaded them to continue in


grace of God,

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