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

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

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

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

17 | Then the high priest 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 be19 But the angel of the Lord fore the council: and the high by night opened the 'prison-priest asked them, doors, and brought them forth, 28 Saying, Did not we straitand said,

:lly command you, that ye should 20 Go, stand and speak in not teach in this name? and the temple to the people all the behold, ye have filled Jerusa

lem with your doctrine, and in21 And when they heard tend to bring this man's blood that, they entered into the tem- upon us. ple early in the morning, and 29 1 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 Prince cannot overthrow it; lest haply and a Saviour, for to give repent- ye be found even to fight against ance to Israel, and forgiveness God. of sins.

140 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 not hath given to them that obey speak in the name of Jesus, and him.

let them go. 33 | When they heard that, · 41 | And they departed from they were cut to the heart, and the presence of the council, retook counsel to slay them. ljoicing 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, the law, had in reputation and in every house, they ceased among all the people, and com- not to teach and preach Jesus manded to put the apostles forth Christ. a little 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 A the number of the disciples touching these men:

was multiplied, there arose a 36 For before these days rose murmuring of the Grecians up Theudas, boasting himself against the Hebrews, because to be somebody; to whom a their widows were neglected in number of men, about four hun- the daily ministration. dred, joined themselves: who 2 Then the twelve called the was 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 37 After this man rose up of 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, 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 5 | And the saying pleased come to nought :

the whole multitude : and they 39 But if it be of God, .yelchose Stephen, a man full of Seren deacons chosen. 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 steadfastly on prayed, they laid their hands on him, saw his face as it had been them.

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 faith (of glory appeared unto our faand power, did great wondersther Abraham when he was in and miracles among the peo- Mesopotamia, before he dwelt ple.

in Charran, 9 Then there arose certain 3 And said unto him, Get of the synagogue, which is call- thee out of thy country, and ed the synagogue of the Liber- from thy kindred, and come into tines, and Cyrenians, and Alex- the land which I shall shew andrians, and of them of Cili- thee. cia, and of Asia, disputing with 4 Then came he out of the Stephen.

lland 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.

him speak blasphemous words heritance in it, no, not so much against Moses, and against God. as to set his foot on : yet he

12 And they stirred up the promised that he would give it people, and the elders, and the to him for a possession, and to scribes, and came upon him, his seed after him, when as yet and caught him, and brought 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 not to speak blasphemous words that they should bring them into against this holy place, and the bondage, and entreat them evil law:

Ifour hundred years.

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

7 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 promise drew nigh, which God serve me in this place. Thad 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 subtilely 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, with envy, sold Joseph into to 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 21 And when he was cast he made him governor over out, Pharaoh's daughter took Egypt, and all his house. him up, and nourished him for

11 Now there came a dearth her own son. over all the land of Egypt and 22 And Moses was learned Chanaan, and great affliction; in all the wisdom of the Egypand our fathers found no sus-tians, and was mighty in words tenance.

Jand in deeds. 12 But when Jacob heard 23 And when he was full that there was corn in Egypt, he forty years old, it came into his 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 brethand fifteen souls.

ren would have understood how 15 So Jacob went down into that God by his hand would Egypt, and died, he, and our deliver them: but they underfathers,

stood 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 Stephen, 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 bush. wrong one to another?

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, didst the Egyptian yesterday? which said unto the children of

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

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

our fathers: who received the 31 When Moses saw it, he lively 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

34 I have seen, I have seen the 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 bost of heaven; as it is written'in down to deliver them. And the book of the prophets, 0 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 the refused, saying, Who made thee wilderness ? a ruler and a judge ? the same 43 Yea, ye took up the taberdid God send to be a ruler and nacle of Moloch, and the star a deliverer by the hand of the of your God Remphan, figures

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