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space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was
done, came in. And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether je
sold the laud for so much ? And she said. Yea, for so much. Then
Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together tC
tempt tl)C Spirit of tijc Corb ? behold the feet of them which
have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.
Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the
ghost. And the young men came in, and found her dead, and
carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.

Ye stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do
always rcsist tl)C l^oljl (!3l)0St : as your fathers did, so do ye.
Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted ? and they
have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just
One ; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers ;
who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have
not kept it.

Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that
Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter
and John ; who, when they were come down, prayed for them that
they might receive the Holy Ghost : (for as yet |)C UJrtS fallen
upon none of tl]em : only they were baptized in tiie name of the
Lord Jesus.) Thou laid they their hands on them, and they re-
ceived the Holy Ghost.

And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying. Arise,
and go toward the south, unto the way that goeth down from Jeru-
salem unto Gaza, which is desert. And he arose, and went : and
behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under
Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her
treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, was returning,
and sitting in his chariot, read Esaias the prophet. Then tljC
Spirit saib unto pijilip, Go near and join thyself to this chariot.
And Philip ran tiiither to him, and heard him read the ])r()phet
Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest ? And he
said, How can I, except some man should guide me ? And he
desirf'fl IMiilip that he woidd come up and sit with him. The place
of the scripture which he read was this. He was led as a sheep to
the slaughter ; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened
he not his mouth : in his humiliation his judgment was taken
awav : and who shall declare his treneratinn ? for his life is taken
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thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this ? of liimself, or of some
other man ? Then Philip opened his moutli, and began at the
same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus, And as they went
on their way, they came unto a certain water : and the eunuch said
See, here is water ; what doth hinder me to be baptized ? And
Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest.
And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son
of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still ; and they
went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch : and
he baptized him. And when they were come up out of the water,
tl)c Spirit of tljcCorb nuigljt atoari pijilip, that the eunuch saw
him no more : and he went on his way rejoicing. But Philip was
found at Azotus.



Then had the churches rest throuofhout all Judea and Galilee
and Samaria, and were edified : and walking in the fear of the Lord,
and in tl)e comfort of tl)C i^olll (JMjOSt, were multiplied.

While Peter thought on the vision, tl)C Spirit saib UlttO l)itn,
Behold, three men seek thee. Arise therefore, and get thee down,
and go with them, doubting nothing : for Jf have sent them.

How God anointed Jesus of Nazaretli roit!) tl)C jQolll Cl)06t
and Avith power : who Avent about doing good, and healing all that
were oppressed of the devil ; for ©ob tDilS UJitl) l)im.

Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain
prophets and teachers ; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called
Niger, and Lucius of Gyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought
up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. As they ministered to the
Lord, and fasted, tl)C {^o\x) (!3l]0St said. Separate mc Barnabas and
Saul for the work whei-eunto 3 have called them. And when they
had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them
away. So they bciUQ SCltt forti) bn tl)C I^oIt) C5l)0St, departed
unto Seleucia ; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.

And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up and
said unto them. Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while
ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth
should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. And God, which
knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, gining tllCllt tl)C i^oln
C!5l}05t, even as he did unto us : and put no difference between us
and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell
you the same things by mouth. For it seemed good tO tl)C ^oljl
'©host, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these
necessary things.

Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia, and the region
of Galatia, and were forbibbcit of tl)C (^oix) ©l)OSt to preach the
word in Asia ; after they were come to .Nlysia, they essayed to go

into Bithynia ; but tl)e Spirit snffcrcb tlicm not.



Acts, ix. 31.



Acts,
X. 19, 20.



Acts, X. 38.



Acts,
xiii. 1-4.



Acts,
XV. 7-9.



Acts,
XV. ir7, 28,



Acts,
xvi. 6, 7.



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Acls,
xix. l-<i.



Acts,
XX. a 23.



Acta, XX. 28.



Acls,
xxi. 10, 11.



Acts,
xxviii. 24-26.



Romans,
viii. 9-10.



And it came to pass, that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul
liaving passed through the upper coast, came to Ephesus ; and find-
ing certain disciples, he said unto them. Have ye received the Holy
Ghost .since ye believed ? And they said unto him, We have not
so much as heard tDl)Ctl)Cr tl)Cre bc aitjl £^oll1 C5l)0Gt. And he
said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized ? And they said,
Unto Jolin's baptism. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with
the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should
believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Je-
sus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the
Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, tl)C
i)oll1 (5l)0St came on tijcm; and they spake with tongues, and
prophesied.

And now behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not
knowing the things that shall befall me there : save that tl}C i^oU)
(Sl)OSt toitUCSSCtl) in every city, saying that bonds and atflietions
abide me.

Take lieed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock over
the which tl)C i^olx) CJ$l]OSt hath made you overseers, to feed the
church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

And as we tarried there many days, there came down from
Judea a certain prophet, named Agabus. And when he was come
unto us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his own hands and feet,
and said, ijljus Silitl) tI)C i^oly (!M)OGt, So shall the Jews at Je-
rusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver
him into the hands of the Gentiles.

And some believed the things which were spoken, and some
believed not. And when they agreed not among themselves, they
departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake tl)C
^o[\) ©l)OSt hy Esaias tlie prophet unto our fathers, saying. Go
unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not un-
derstand ; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive.

Ihit ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that tl)C
Sjlirit of (Sob dwell in you. Now, if any man have not the
Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the
body is dead because of sin ; but the Spirit is life because of right-
eousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the
dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also
quicken your mortal bodies bjl I)i6 Gpilit that dwelleth in you.
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors not to the flesh, to live after the
flesh. For if ye hve after the flesh, ye shall die : but if ye through
the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as
many as are Icb bn tl)C Gpirit of (Sob, they are the Sons of God.
For ye have not received tlie spiiit of bondage again to fear; but
ye have rereived the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba,
Father. (Jljc G^iirit itGclf bcarcti) witness with our spirit, that
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Likewise tLe Spirit also lielpeth our infirmities : for we know
not wliat we should pray for as we ought : but the Spirit itself
Itmkctl) intercession for us with groanings which cannot be
uttered. And lie that searcheth tlie hearts knoweth what is tl)C
ttliub of tl)C Spirit, because i)e raaketh intercession for the saints,
accoi'ding to the will of God.

The kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness,
and peace, and joy in tl)C ^oln (I51)0St.

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believ-
ing, that ye may abound in hope, tljtougl) tl)C pOlDCr of tl)C ijolB
(!31)0St. And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren,
that ye also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also
to admonish one another. Nevertheless, brethren, I have written
the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, be-
cause of the grace that is given to me of God, that I should be the
minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of
God, that the oft'ering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being
sanctificb bn tllC {^Ci^D C5>l)0St. I have therefore whereof I may
glory through Jesus Christ, in those things which pertain to God.
For I will not dare to speak of any of those thing-s which Christ
hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word
and deed, through mighty signs and wonders, bn tl^C potDCf of tl)C
Spirit of (Sob; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto
Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.

Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake,
and for tl)C louc of tl)C Spirit, that ye strive together with me in
youi prayers to God for me.

As it is written. Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have
entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared
for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by
his Spirit; for tl)C Spirit SCtXrcljCtl) all tl)ings, yea, the deep
things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save
the spirit of man which is in him ? even so the things of God
knoweth no man, but ll)C Spirit of (!5ob. Now we have received,
not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God ; that we
might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which
things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teach-
eth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth ; comparing spiritual things
with spiritual.

Know ye not that ye are tl)C tcmpic of (6ob, and that tl)C
Spirit of (Sob brocllctl) in J]OU ? If any man defile the temple
of (ilod, him shall God destroy : for the temple of God is holy,
which temple ye are.

And such were some of you : but ye are washed, but ye are
sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and

b2 t\]ii Spirit of our (Sob.



Romans,
viii. 26, 27.



Rom. xiv. 17



Romans,
XV. 13-19.



Rom. XV. 30.



1 Corinlli.
ii. 9-13.



1 Coriiitl).
iii. 16, 17.



1 Cor. vi. 11.



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1 Cor. vi. 19.



1 Corinth,
xii. 1-13.



2 Corinth,
iii. 3-18.



What ! know ye not that your body is tI)C tcmplc of tl)C i^olll
(©l)OSt which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your
own ?

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you
ignorant. Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these
dumb idols, even as ye were led. Wherefore I give you to under-
stand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God, calleth Jesus ac-
cursed : and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the
Holy Ghost. Now there are diversities of gifts, but t\)C samc
Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same
Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same
God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit
is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given b|] tl)C
Spirit the word of wisdom ; to another, the word of knowledge by
the same Spirit ; to another, faith by the same Spirit ; to another,
the gifts of healing by the same Spirit ; to another, the working of
miracles; to another, prophecy; to another, discerning of spirits;
to another, divers kinds of tongues ; to another, the interpretation
of tongues : but all these worketh that one and the self-same Spirit,
dividing to every man severally as l)C U)iU. For as the body is
one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body,
being many, are one body : so also is Christ For by one Spirit are
we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles,
whether we be bond or free ; and have been all made to drink into
one Spirit

Ye are our epistle wi-itten in our hearts, known and read of all
men : forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of
Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of
the living God ; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the
heart. And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward : not
that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves;
but our sufficiency is of God ; who also hath made us able ministers of
the new testament ; not of the letter, but of the spirit : for the letter
killeth, but the spirit giveth life. But if the ministrati<jn of death,
written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children
of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory
of his countenance ; which glory was to be done away : how shall
not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? For if the
ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the minis-
tration of righteousness exceed in gloiy. For even that which was
made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory
that excelleth. For if that which is done away was glorious, much
more that which remaineth is glorious.

Seeing then that we have such hope, we use gi-eat plainness of
speech. And not Jis Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the
children of Israel could not steadfastly look to the end of that
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day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the
old testament ; which vail is done away in Christ. But even unto
this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. Never-
theless, when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.
Now tl)C £orb is tijnt Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord
is, there is liberty. But we all, with open face beholding as in a
glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from
glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God,

axxb tl)c rommunion of tl)c t^oln C!3l)ost, be with you all.

Amen.

But now, in Christ Jesus, ye, who sometimes were far off, are

made nigh by the blood of Christ For through

him we both have access bg one Spirit unto the Father. Now
therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-
citizens with the saints, and of the household of God ; and are
built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ
himself being the chief corner-stone; in whom all the building
fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord :
in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God
tijrougl) tl)c Spirit.

Oricuc not tl)C f^olg Spirit of (5ob, whereby ye are sealed
unto the day of redemption.

Without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness : God
was manifest in the flesh, instifieb in tl)e Spirit, seen of angels,
preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up
into glory.

Now tI)C Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times
some shall depart from the faith.

Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went
always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God :
But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not
without blood, which he offiered for himself, and for the errors of
the people: tl)C i^O^S ©l]OSt this signifying, that the way into
the holiest of all was not yet made manifest.

For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an
heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the
flesh : how much more shall the blood of Christ, who tl)rougl) tllC
eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your
conscience from dead works to serve the living God ?

By one offering he hath perfected forever them that are sanc-
tified. Whereof tl)e ^o\j) (5l)06t fllso 10 a toitness to us : for
after that he had said before, This is the covenant that I will make



2 Corinth,
xiii. 14.



Ephesians,
ii. 13, 18-23.



Eph. iv. 30.



1 Tim. iii. IG.



I Tim. Iv. 1.



Heb. ix. 6-8.



Hebrews,
ix. 13, 14.



Hebrews,
X. 14-10.



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Hebrews,
X. 28, '^.



I Peter,
i. JO-12.



1 Peter,
iii. 18, I'J.



I Peter,
iv. 14.



2 Peter,
i. 20, 21.



1 .lolin,
iii. 23, 24.



1 John, iv. 13,



1 .Idhn,
V. 0-U.



with them after those days, saith the Lord ; I will put my laws into
their hearts.

He that despised Moses law died without mercy under two or
three witnesses : of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he
be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God,
and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanc-
tified, an unholy thing, and hath bonc bcspitc UlttO tl)C Spirit

of grace?

Of which salvation the prophets have infjuired and searched
diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you :
searching what, or what manner of time tl]C Spirit of (tlirist
which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand tlie
sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. Unto whom
it was levealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did min-
ister the things which are now reported unto you by them that have
preached the gospel unto you toitl) tl)C ^olrj (!3l)05t QCUt botDU
front IjCnucri; which things the angels desire to look into.

Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust,
that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but
qnickcncb bti tljc Spirit: by which also he went and preached
unto the spirits in prison.

If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye ; for
the spirit of glory and of God rcstcti) Upou llOU. On their part
he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any
private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by
the will of man : Init holy men of God spake as they were moved

bn tl)e ^o\\) (5l)05t.

And this is his commandment ; that we should believe on the
name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us
commandment. And he that keepeth his commandments, dwelloth
in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that |)C abideth in
us, brj tl)C Spirit which he hath given us.

Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, bcCUUSC
l)c l)atl) giucn ns of l)is Spirit.

This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ ;
not bv water oiilv. but by water and blood. And it is tllC Spirit
tl)lU bcarctl) UjitUCSS, because the Spirit is truth. For there are
three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the "Word, and the
Holy Ghost : and these three are one. And there are three that
bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood : and
these three agree in one. If we receive the witness of men, the
witness of God is greater: for this is tl)c luitUCGG of (?ob which
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He that hath an ear, let him hear what tl)C d:pi)rit saith unto
the churches.

And I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write,
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth : Yea,
aaitl) t\]C Spirit, that they may rest from their labours ; and their
works do follow them.

And t|)e Spirit and the bride say, Come.



Rev. iii. 2i.



Rev. xiv. 13.



Rev. xxii. 17.



IV.



(0ni'B (DmiiiHrii^tirt.



Genesis,!. 31.



Gen. iv. 8-10.



Gen. \i. 5.



Gen. vii. 1.



Gen. xi. 1-8.



Gen. xiii. IX



Genesis,
xvi. 5-14.



And God saw everything that he had made : and behold, it
was very good.

And Cain talked with Abel his brother : and it came to pass
when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his
brother, and slew him.

And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother ?
And he said, I know not : Am I my brother's keeper ? And he
said, Wliat hast thou done? tl]C noicc of tl)2 brotl)Cr's bloob

crictl) nuto me from tl)c groiinb.

And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the
earth, and that every imagination of tl]C tl)ongljts of l)is l)cart
was only evil continually.

And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house
into the ark : for tl)cc l)at)c 3 sccn fiqljtcous before me in this
generation.

And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that
they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn
them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had
they for mortar. And they said. Go to, let us build us a city, and
a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven ; and let us make us a
name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
And tlie Lonl came boton to sec tl)c citn anb tl)e totoer, iDl)icl)
tlje cl)ilbvcn of men builbeli. And tiif L<>rd said, lU-hold, the
people is one, and they have all one language ; and this they begin
to do : and now notliiiig will be restrained from them, tDl)icl) tl)eil
l)at)e imagine!) to bo. Go to, let us go down, and there confound
their language, that tliey may not understand one another's speech.
So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all
the earth : and they left off to build the city.

The men of Sodom were wicked and siniters before tlje
£orb exceedingly.

And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee : I liave

given my maid into thy bosom ; and wlien she saw tliat she had

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me and thee. But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in
thy hand ; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt
hardly with her, she fled from her face.

And the angel of the Lord found her by a fountain of water
in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur. And he
said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence earnest thou ? and whither wilt
thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress, Sarai.
And the angel of the Lord said unto her, Return to thy mistress,
and submit thyself under her hands. And the angel of the Lord
said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not
be numbered for multitude. And the ang-el of the Lord said unto
her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call
his name Ishmael ; because the Lord luith heard thy affliction. And
he will be a wild man ; his hand will be against every man, and
every man's hand against him ; and he shall dwell in the presence
of all his brethren.

And she called the name of the Lord that spake imto her, dTl^ou
tJ3ob SCCSt TttC ; for she said, Have I also here looked after him
that seeth me { Wherefore the well was called Beer-lahai-roi ;* be-
hold, it is between Kadesh and Bered.



And the Loi'd said. Shall I hide from Abraham that thing
which 1 do ; seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and
mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in
him? Fori kiiou) liim, tl]at l)c ujill commnnb l)is cfjilbrcn

anb Ijis l)0UScl)0lb nftcr l)iin, and they shall keep the way of the
Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring U2)on
Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

And tlie Lord said. Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is
great, and because their sin is veiy grievous, I will go down now,
and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of



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