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The apostles imprisoned, THE ACTS, and brought before the council.

13 And of the rest durst no came, and found them not in man join himself to them: but the prison, they returned, and

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14 And believers were the | 23 Saying, The prison truly more added to the Lord, multi-found we shut with all safety, tudes both of men and women;) | and the keepers standing with

15 Insomuch that they out before the doors : but when brought forth the sick into the we had opened we found no streets, and laid them on beds man within. . . and couches, that at the least 24 Now when the high priest the shadow of Peter passing by and the captain of the temple might overshadow some of them. and the chief priests heard these

16 There came also a mul- things, they doubted of them titude out of the cities round whereunto this would grow. about unto Jerusalem, bringing 25 Then came one and told sick folks, and them which were them, saying, Behold, the men vexed with unclean spirits : and whom ye put in prison are they were healed every one. standing in the temple, and

17 Then the high priest teaching the people. rose up, and all they that were 26 Then went the captain with him, (which is the sect of with the officers, and brought the Sadducees,) and were filled them without violence; for they with indignation,

feared the people, lest they · 18 And laid their hands on should have been stoned. the apostles, and put them in 27 And when they had the common prison.

brought them, they set them 19 But the angel of the Lord before the council: and the high by night opened the prison- priest asked them, . doors, and brought them forth, 28 Saying, Did not we and said,

i straitly command you that ye 20 Go, stand and speak in should not teach in this name? the temple to the people all the and, behold, ye have filled Jewords of this life.

rusalem with your doctrine, and 21 And when they heard intend to bring this man's blood that, they entered into the tem- upon us. ple early in the morning, and 29 Then Peter and the other taught. But the high priest apostles answered and said, We came, and they that were with ought to obey God rather than him, and called the council to- men. gether, and all the senate of the 30 The God of our fathers children of Israel, and sent to raised up Jesus, whom ye slew the prison to have them brought. and hanged on a tree. 22 But when the officers / 31 Him hath God exalted

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By the advice of Gamaliel. CHAP. VI. they are beaten and dismissed. with his right hand, to be a | cannot overthrow it; lest haply Prince and a Saviour, for to give ye be found even to fight repentance to Israel, and for- | giveness of sins.

| 40 And to him they agreed: 32 And we are his witnesses and when they had called the of these things, and so is also apostles, and beaten them, they the Holy Ghost, whom God commanded that they should hath given to them that obey not speak in the name of Jesus, him.

and let them go. 33 When they heard that, I 41 And they departed from they were cut to the heart, and the presence of the council, took counsel to slay them. rejoicing that they were counted

34 Then stood there up worthy to suffer shame for his one in the council, a Pharisee, name. named Gamaliel, a doctor of 42 And daily in the temple, law, had in reputation among and in every house, they ceased all the people, and commanded not to teach, and preach Jesus to put the apostles forth a little | Christ. space;

CHAP. VI. 35 And said unto them, Ye Stephen accused of blasphemy. men of Israel, take heed to your- AND in those days, when selves what ye intend to do as 11 the number of the discitouching these men.

ples was multiplied, there arose 36 For before these days rose a murmuring of the Grecians up Theudas, boasting himself to against the Hebrews, because be somebody ;. to whom a num- their widows were neglected in ber of men, about four hundred, the daily ministration. joined themselves: who was 1 2 Then the twelve called the slain; and all, as many as multitude of the disciples unto obeyed him, were scattered, and them, and said, It is not reason brought to nought...

that we should leave the word of 37 After this man rose up God, and serve tables. Judas of Galilee, in the days of | 3 Wherefore, brethren, look the taxing, and drew away much ye out among you seven men of people after him : he also pe- honest report, full of the Holy rished ; and all, even as many as Ghost and wisdom, whom we obeyed him, were dispersed. may appoint over this business.

38. And now I say unto you,1 4 But we will give ourselves Refrain from these men, and let continually to prayer, and to them alone: for if this counsel the ministry of the word. or this work be of men, it will 15 And the saying pleased come to nought :

the whole multitude: and they 39 But if it be of God, ye I chose Stephen, a man full of

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THE ACTS, Stephen falsely accused : faith and of the Holy Ghost, 14 For we have heard him and Philip, and Prochorus, and say, That this Jesus of Nazareth Nicanor, and Timon, and Par- shall destroy this place, and menas, and Nicolas a proselyte shall change the customs which of Antioch:

Moses delivered us. 6 Whom they set before the | 15 And all that sat in the apostles: and when they had council, looking stedfastly on prayed, they laid their hands on him, saw his face as it had them. . .

been the face of an angel. 7 And the word of God in

CHAP. VII. ' creased; and the number of the Stephen stoned to death. disciples multiplied in Jerusalem THEN said the high priest, greatly; and a great company I Are these things so of the priests were obedient to 2 And he said, Men, brethren, the faith.

and fathers, hearken; The God 8 And Stephen, full of of glory appeared unto our faith and power, did great father Abraham when he was in wonders' and miracles among Mesopotamia, before he dwelt the people..

9 Then there arose certain 3 And said unto him, Get of the synagogue, which is thee out of thy country, and called the synagogue of the from thy kindred, and come Libertines, and Cyrenians, and into the land which I shall Alexandrians, and of them of shew thee. Cilicia, and of Asia, disputing 4 Then came he out of the with Stephen.

| land of the Chaldeans, and 10 And they were not able dwelt in Charran : and from to resist the wisdom and the thence, when his father was spirit by which he spake. dead, he removed him into this

11 Then they suborned men, land, wherein ye now dwell. which said, We have heard 5 And he gave him none him speak blasphemous words inheritance in it, no not so against Moses, and against God. much as to set his foot on : yet

12 And they stirred up the he promised that he would give people, and the elders, and the it to him for a possession, and scribes, and came upon him, to his seed after him, when as and caught him, and brought yet he had no child. him to the council,

6 And God spake on this 13 And set up false witnesses, wise, That his seed should sowhich said, This man ceaseth journ in a strange land ; and that not to speak blasphemous words they should bring them into against this holy place and the bondage, and entreat them evil law:

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His apology and defence CHAP. VII. before the Jewish council.

Ý And the nation to whom for a sum of money of the sons they shall be in bondage will of Emmor the father of Sychem. I judge, said God: and after 17 But when the time of the that shall they come forth, and I promise drew nigh, which God serve me in this place. . had sworn to Abraham, the

8 And he gave him the people grew and multiplied in covenant of circumcision. And Egypt, so Abraham begat Isaac, and 18 Till another king arose, circumcised him the eighth which knew not Joseph. day; and Isaac begat Jacob ; 19 The same dealt subtilly and Jacob begat the twelve with our kindred, and evil enpatriarchs.

treated our fathers, so that they 9 And the patriarchs, moved cast out their young children, to with envy, sold Joseph into the end they might not live, Egypt; but God was with him, 20 In which time Moses was · 10 And delivered him out of born, and was exceeding fair, all his afflictions, and gave him and nourished up in his father's favour and wisdom in the sight house three months: of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and I 21 And when he was cast out, he made him governor over Pharaoh's daughter took him Egypt and all his house.. up, and nourished him for her

11 Now there came a dearth own sonr. over all the land of Egypt and 1 22 And Moses was learned Chanaan, and great affliction : in all the wisdom of the and our fathers found no sus- Egyptians, and was mighty in tenance. .

words and in deeds. 12 But when Jacob heard 23 And when he was full that there was corn in Egypt, forty years old, it came into his he sent out our fathers first. heart to visit his brethren the

13 And at the second time children of Israel. Joseph was made known to his 24 And seeing one of them brethren; and Joseph's kindred suffer wrong, he defended him, was made known unto Pharaoh. and avenged him that was

14 Then sent Joseph, and oppressed, and smote the Egypcalled his father Jacob to him, tian : and all his kindred, threescore . 25 For he supposed his and fifteen souls. . brethren would have understood · 15 So Jacob went down into how that God by his hand Egypt, and died, he, and our would deliver them ; but they fathers,

understood not. 16 And were carried over 26 And the next day he into Sychem, and laid in the shewed himself unto them as sepulchre that Abraham bought they strove, and would have set $tephen, in his defence, . THE ACTS, reciteth the history of Israel, them at one again, saying, Sirs, angel which appeared to him in ye are brethren; why do ye the búsh. wrong one to another? 1 36 He brought them out, after

27 But he that did his neigh- that he had shewed' wonders bour wrong thrust him away, and signs in the land of Egypt, saying, Who made thee a ruler and in the Red Sea, and in the and a judge over us?.

wilderness forty years.. 28 Wilt thou kill me, as thou 37 This is that Moses which didst the Egyptian yesterday? said unto the children of Israel,

29 Then fled Moses at this A prophet shall the Lord your saying; and was a stranger in God raise up unto you of your the land of Madian, where he brethren, like unto me; him begat two sons. .

shall ye hear.. 30 And when forty years were 38 This is he that was in the expired, there appeared to him church in the wilderness, with in the wilderness of Mount Sina the angel which spake to him in an angel of the Lord, in a flame the mount Sina, and with our of fire in a bush. .

fathers; who received the lively 31 When Moses saw it, he oracles to give unto us: wondered at the sight: and as he 39 To whom our fathers drew near to behold it, the voice would not obey, but thrust him of the Lord came unto him, from them, and in their hearts

32 Saying, I am the God of turned back again into Egypt, : thy fathers, the God of Abra 40 Saying unto Aaron, Make ham, and the God of Isaac, and us gods to go before us: for as the God of Jacob. Then Moses for this Moses which brought : trembled, and durst not behold. us out of the land of Egypt, we

33 Then said the Lord to wot not what is become of him. him, Put off thy shoes from thy 41 And they made a calf in feet; for the place where thou those days, and offered sacrifice standest is holy ground.

unto the idol, and rejoiced in the 34 I have seen, I have seen works of their own hands. the affliction of my people which 42 Then God turned, and is in Egypt, and I have heard gave them up to worship the their groaning, and am come host of heaven: as it is written in down to deliver them. And the book of the prophets, () ye now come, I will send thee into house of Israel, have ye offered Egypt.

to me slain beasts and sacrifices 35. This Moses, whom they by the space of forty years in refused, saying, Who made thee the wilderness? a ruler and a judge? the same . 43 Yea, ye took up the did God send to be a ruler and tabernacle of Moloch, and the a deliverer, by the hands of the star of your god Remphan,

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