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4 And as they spake unto the people, 'the priests 1 Some ancient au

and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees chief priesto. 2 came upon them, being sore troubled because they

taught the people, and proclaimed in Jesus the res3 urrection from the dead. And they laid hands on

them, and put them in ward unto the morrow: for 4 it was now eventide. But many of them that heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand. 5 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their

rulers and elders and scribes were gathered together 6 in Jerusalem; and Annas the high priest was there,

and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest. 7 And when they had set them in the midst, they in

quired, By what power, or in what name, have yo 8 done this? Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost,

said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders, 9 if we this day are examined concerning a good deed

done to an impotent man, aby what means this man 2 Or, in whom 10 is 'made whole; be it known unto you all, and to all 3 Or, saved

the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised

from the dead, even in him doth this man stand here 4 Or, this name 11 before you whole. He is the stone which was set

at nought of you the builders, which was made the 12 head of the corner. And in none other is there sal

vation: for neither is there any other name under heaven, that is given among men, wherein we must

be saved. 13 Now when they beheld the boldness of Peter and

John, and had perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took

knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. 14 And seeing the man which was healed standing with 15 them, they could say nothing against it. But when

they had commanded them to go aside out of the 16 council, they conferred among themselves, saying,

What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a
notable 5miracle hath been wrought through them, is 5 Gr. sign.

manifest to all that dwell in Jerusalem; and we can17 not deny it. But that it spread no further among

the people, let us threaten them, that they speak 18 henceforth to no man in this name. And they call

ed them, and charged them not to speak at all nor 19 teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John

answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you rather than

2 Or, Naster


5 Or, meditate

6 Gr. Christ.

unto God, judge ye: for we cannot but speak the 20 things which we saw and heard. And they, when 21 they had further threatened them, let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people; for all men glorified God for that

which was done. For the man was more than forty 22 1 Gr. sign.

years old, on whom this 'miracle of healing was wrought.

And being let go, they came to their own company, 23 and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said unto them. And they, when they heard it, 24

lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and 3 Or blame, nart he said, O Lord, thou that didst make the heaven and 4. The Greek text the earth and the sea, and all that in them is: 4who 25 in this clause eis by the Holy Ghost, by the mouth of our father Da

vid thy servant, didst say,

Why did the Gentiles rage,
And the peoples Simagine vain things?
The kings of the earth set themselves in array, 26
And the rulers were gathered together,

Against the Lord, and against his Anointed:
for of a truth in this city against thy holy Servant 27
Jesus, whom thou didst anoint, both Herod and
Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the peoples of
Israel, were gathered together, to do whatsoever thy 28
hand and thy counsel foreordained to come to pass.

And now, Lord, look upon their threatenings: and 29 7 Gr. bondservants. grant unto thy 'servants to speak thy word with all

boldness, while thou stretchest forth thy hand to 30
heal; and that signs and wonders may be done
through the name of thy holy Servant Jesus. And 31
when they had prayed, the place was shaken where-
in they were gathered together; and they were all
filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word
of God with boldness.

And the multitude of them that believed were of 32 one heart and soul: and not one of them said that aught of the things which he possessed was his own;

but they had all things common. And with great 33 8 Some ancient au- power gave the apostles their witness of the resurrec

add tion of the Lord Jesuse: and great grace was upon

them all. For neither was there among them any 34
that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands
or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the
things that were sold, and laid them at the apostles' 35
feet: and distribution was made unto each, accord-
ing as any one had need.

And Joseph, who by the apostles was surnamed 36

thorities Christ.

Barnabas (which is, being interpreted, Son of 'exhor- 10r, consolałion 37 tation), a Levite, a man of Cyprus by race, having a

field, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at

the apostles' feet. 5 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira 2 his wife, sold a possession, and kept back part of

the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought 3 a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet. But

Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thy heart to ?lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of 2 Or, ucceive 4 the price of the land? Whiles it remained, did it not remain thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thy power? How is it that thou hast conceived

this thing in thy heart? thou hast not lied unto men, 5 but unto God. And Ananias hearing these words

fell down and gave up the ghost: and great fear 6 came upon all that heard it. And the 'young men 3 Gr. younger.

arose and wrapped him round, and they carried him out and buried him. 7 And it was about the space of three hours after,

when his wife, not knowing what was done, came 8 in. And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether

ye sold the land for so much. And she said, Yea, 9 for so much. But Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have

buried thy husband are at the door, and they shall 10 carry thee out. And she fell down immediately at

his feet, and gave up the ghost: and the young men

came in and found her dead, and they carried her 11 out and buried her by her husband. And great fear

came upon the whole church, and upon all that

heard these things. 12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs

and wonders wrought among the people; and they 13 were all with one accord in Solomon's porch. But

of the rest durst no man join himself to them: how-4 Or, and 14 beit the people magnified them; tand believers were

the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of believing on the 17 men and women; insomuch that they even carried

out the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds

and couches, that, as Peter came by, at the least his 16 shadow might overshadow some one of them. And

there also came together the multitude from the cities round about Jerusalem, bringing sick folk, and them that were vexed with unclean spirits: and

they were healed every one. 17 But the high priest rose up, and all they that were


more added to them,

with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees), and
they were filled with jealousy, and laid hands on 18
the apostles, and put them in public ward. But an 19
angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors,
and brought them out, and said, Go ye, and stand 20
and speak in the temple to the people all the words
of this Life. And when they heard this, they entered 21
into the temple about daybreak, and taught. But
the high priest came, and they that were with him,
and called the council together, and all the senate
of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison-
house to have them brought. But the officers that 22
came found them not in the prison; and they re-
turned, and told, saying, The prison-house we found 23
shut in all safety, and the keepers standing at the
doors: but when we had opened, we found no man
within. Now when the captain of the temple and 24
the chief priests heard these words, they were much
perplexed concerning them whereunto this would
grow. And there came one and told them, Behold, 25
the men whom ye put in the prison are in the tem-
ple standing and teaching the people. Then went 26
the captain with the officers, and brought them, but
without violence; for they feared the people, lest
they should be stoned. And when they had brought 27
them, they set them before the council. And the
high priest asked them, saying, We straitly charged 28
you not to teach in this name: and behold, ye have
filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and intend to
bring this man's blood upon us. But Peter and the 29
apostles answered and said, We must obey God
rather than men. The God of our fathers raised up 30
Jesus, whom ye slew, hanging him on a tree. Him 31

did God exalt 'with his right hand to be a Prince 2 Some ancient an- and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and

remission of sins. And we are witnesses of these 32 3 Gr. sayings.

things; "and so is the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him.

But they, when they heard this, were cut to the 33 cinema the Help heart, and were minded to slay them. But there 34 that obey him. stood up one in the council, a Pharisee, named

Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in honour of all the people, and commanded to put the men forth a little while. And he said unto them, Ye men of 35 Israel, take heed to yourselves as touching these men, what ye are about to do. For before these 36 days rose up Theudas, giving himself out to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four

1 Or, at

thorities add in him.

4 Some ancient au

and God hath


hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were dispersed, and 37 came to nought. After this man rose up Judas of

Galilee in the days of the enrolment, and drew away some of the people after him: he also perished; and

all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered abroad. 38 And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men,

and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work 39 be of men, it will be overthrown: but if it is of God,

ye will not be able to overthrow them; lest haply 40 ye be found even to be fighting against God. And

to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles unto them, they beat them and charged

them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let 41 them go. They therefore departed from the pres

ence of the council, rejoicing that they were count42 ed worthy to suffer dishonour for the Name. And

every day, in the temple and at home, they ceased

not to teach and to preach Jesus as the Christ. 6 Now in these days, when the number of the dis

ciples was multiplying, there arose a murmuring of the 'Grecian Jews against the Hebrews, because i Gr. IIellenists.

their widows were neglected in the daily ministra2 tion. And the twelve called the multitude of the

2 Gr. pleasing. disciples unto them, and said, It is not ?fit that we

should forsake the word of God, and serve tables. 4 Some ancient au3 *Look ye out therefore, brethren, from among you But, seven men of good report, full of the Spirit and of look ye out from

wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. 4 But we will continue stedfastly in prayer, and in 5 the ministry of the word. And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip,

and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Par6 menas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch: whom

they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them. ng And the word of God increased; and the number

of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem exceedingly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to

the faith. 8 And Stephen, full of grace and power, wrought 9 great wonders and signs among the people. But

there arose certain of them that were of the synagogue called the synagogue of the Libertines, and of

the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of them 10 of Cilicia and Asia, disputing with Stephen. And

they were not able to withstand the wisdom and the

3 Or, minister to


read brethren,

among you.

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