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474



OFFICE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.



Zechariah,
xii. 9, 10.



Luke,
i. 13-17.



Luke.
i. ()~, 08.



Luke,
ii. il5-30.



Mark, i. 6-8.



Matt. iii. 11.



Luke,
Iii. 21-a2.



It shall Come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy
all the nations that come against Jerusalem. QVub 3 toiU pOUr

«})on tl)c l)onsc of tDtuiib, anb upon tl]c iul)abitants of Jeru-
salem, tl)e spirit of grace anb of supplications: and they shall
look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for
him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness
for him, as one that is in bitterness for his first-born.

The angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias : for thy prayer
is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou
shalt call his name John. And thou shalt have joy and gladness,
and many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great in the
sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink ;
anb lie^ sljall be filleb U)itl) ti)c i^oln ©Ijost, eucn from I]i5

motl)Cr's roomb. And many of the children of Israel shall he
turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the
spirit and power of Elias, to turn the liearts of the fathers to the
children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make
I'eady a people pi-epared for the Lord.

And his father Zacharias tDflS fiUeb roitl) l\)C i^oll} t51)05t,
onb propljesicb, saying. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for
he hath visited and redeemed his people, &c.

And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was
Simeon ; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the
consolation of Israel : and the Holy Ghost was upon him. ^ub
it was rcuealcb unto l)im bn tl)e ijoln (51]06t, that he should

not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

^rib l)e came bn tl)c Spirit into tl)c temple; and when the

parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom
of the law, then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and
said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according
to thy word : for mine eyes have seen thy salvation.

And John was clothed with camels' haii-, and witli a girdle of
a skin about his loins ; and he did eat locusts and wild honey ;
and preached, saying. There cometh one mightier than I after me,
the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and un-
loose. I indeed have baptized you with water: but l)e sljall bap-
tise jjou toitl) tl)c i)oln (5l)0st.

1 indeed baptize you with water unto repentance : but he that
Cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy

to bear: \]c sljall baptise i}ou ujitl) tl)e ijoln (51)05t, anb roitl)
fire.

Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that
Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, and
the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him,
and a voice came from heaven, which said. Thou art my beloved
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And John bare record, saying, I saw tlie Spirit descending
from heaven Hke a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him
not : but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto
me, Upon whom tliou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remain-
ing on him, tl)e sumc is l)c xo\]id] biipti^ctl) loitl) tl)c i^oi^
(£>l)ost.

And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.

And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost, retui-ned from Jordan,

anh mas Icb bu tljc Spirit into tl)c ujilbcrucss, being forty days

temi)ted of the devil.

And there came a voice from heaven, saying. Thou art my be-
loved Son, in whom I am well ]")leased. And immediately tl)C

Spirit briuctl) l)im into ti)c toilbcrncss. And he was there in

the wilderness forty days tempted of Satan.

Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind,
and dumb : and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb
both spake and saw. And all the people were amazed, and said,
Is not this the son of David ? But when the Pharisees heard it, they
said. This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the
prince of the devils.

And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every
kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation ; and every
city or house divided against itself shall not stand : and if Satan
cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his
kingdom stand ? xVnd if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom
do your children cast them out ? therefore they shall be your judges.

Butif J cast ont bcoils bn tl)c Spirit of C!3ob, then the king-
dom of God is come unto you.

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves : be
ye therefore wise as sei'pents, and liarmless as doves. But beware
of men : for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will
scourge you in their synagogues : and ye shall be brought before
goveruoi-s and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and
the Gentiles.

But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what
ye shall speak, for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye

shall speak, for it is not TIC tl)at speak, bnt tl)c Spirit of
your i"atl)cr roliicl) spcakctl) in nou.

When they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magis-
trates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall
answer, or what ye shall say : for tl)C i^oln (!3l)05t sljall tcaci)

SOU in tl)c same l)onr toljat ne ougljt to san.

There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler
of the Jews ; the same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him.
Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God : for no
man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.



John,
i. 32-34.



Luke, iv. 1,2.



Mark,
i. 11-13.



Matthew,
xii. 22-28,



Matthew,
X. lt>-20.



Luke,
xii. 11-12.



John, iii. 1-8.



476



OFFICE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.



John,
xiv. 15-17.



John,
xiv. 25, 26.



John,
XV. 24-27.



John,
xvi. 5-15.



Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee.
Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old ?
can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born ?
Jesus answered. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, QJxccpt (X tntXU
be born of innter anb of l\)e Spirit, he cannot enter into the
kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh ; ailb

tl]tU roliicl] 10 born of tl)c Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I

said unto thee. Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where
it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell
whence it cometli, and whither it goeth : sO is CUCrj] OUC tljtlt is

born of tl)c Spirit-

If ye love me, keep my commandments : and I will pray the

Father, unb lie sliall giue jiou anotljer Qlomforter, tijat Ijemati
obibe toitl) gou foreoer; enen tlje Spirit of truti); whom the

world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth
him : but ye know him ; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in
you.

These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with
you. But tl)c Comforter, tDl)icl) is tl)c tjoln ©Ijost, whom the

Father will send in my name, |)C sl)aU tCiul) JIOU ilU tl}ings, anb

bring all tl)ings to jiour remembrance, u)l)at6oeucr J Ijawe
saib unto jiou.

If I had not done among them the works which none other
man did, they had not had sin : but now have they both seen and
hated both me and my Father. Bnt this cometh to pass, that the
word might be fulfilled that is written in their law. They hated me
without a cause, gut toljen tl)e Qlomfortcr is come, whom I

will send unto you from the Father, CUCU tl)e Spirit of trutI),

ujl)icl) proceebetl) from tl)e i^atljer, Ije sljall tcstifn of me: and

ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the
beginning.

Now I go my way to him that sent me, and none of you asketh
me, Whither goest thou ? But because I have said these things unto
you, sorrow hath filled your heart. Nevertheless, I tell you the truth :
It is expedient for you that I go away, for if I go not away, [\)C (Eom-
fortcr will not come unto you ; but if I depart, I will send him unto

you. '^n'b vo\)cn \]c is come, l)e toill reproue tlje vDorlb of sin,

anb of rigl)teousne6S anb of ]ubgment : of sin, because they be-
lieve not on me; of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and
ye see me no more ; of judgment, because the prince of this world is
judged. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot
hear thfm now. Ilowbfit whtMi Iif, tl)e Spirit of trUtl), is come,
1)C will Quibe JIOU into all trutl) ; for he shall not speak of
himself; but whatsoever he shall hear that shall he speak: anb
he mill gI)cu) tiou tilings to come. €)<: sliall glorifn me : for
l)e ol)all rccciuc of mine, anb sliall slieu) it unto nou. All



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tilings that the Fatlier hatli are mine : therefore said I, that he



shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you : as my
Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said
this, he l)i-eathed on them, and saitli unto them, Bcccioc 2C tl)e
i^oln ©IjOSt. Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto
them ; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

The former treatise have I made, Theophilus, of all that Jesus
began both to do and teach, until the day in which he was taken up,
after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto
the apostles whom he had chosen : to whom also he shewed himself
alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them
forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of
God : and being assembled together with them, commanded them that
they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the
Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly bap-
tized with water; but JDC sliall bc bapti^cb roitl) tl)c ^oi^ (51iost
not many days hence. When they therefore were come together,
they asked of him, saying. Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again
the kingdom to Israel ? And he said unto them. It is not for you
to know the times or the seasons, Avhich the Father hath put in his

own power. But tie sljttU rcccioc porocr after tl)at tl)e i^olg

(5l)0St is come upon tlOU : and ye shall be witnesses unto me,
both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the
uttermost part of the earth.

And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples,
and said, (the number of names together were about an hun-
dred and twenty,) Men and brethren, this Scripture must needs
have been fulfilled, ml]icl) tl)e t)0lt1 (5l)0St bjl tl)e lUOUtI) of Da-

v\b spake before concerning Jiibas, which was guide to them

that took Jesus. For he was numbered with us, and had obtained
part of this ministry. Now this man purchased a field with the
reward of iniquity ; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the
midst, and all his bowels gashed out. And it was known unto all the
dwellers at Jerusalem ; insomuch as that field is called in their
proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood, i^or
it is roritten in tl)e book of |3salms. Let his habitation be des-
olate, and let no man dwell therein : and his bishoprick let another
take.

When the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all
with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound
from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house
where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven
tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them, ^nb tl)Cn

toerc all fillcb toitl) tlje t)oIn (J?l)ost, anh began to speak toitl)
otljer tongues, as tl)e Spirit gaue tl)em utterance.



John,
XX, ai-ii3.



Acts, i. 1-8.



Acta,
i. 15-26.



Acts, ii. 1-18.



478



OFFICE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.



Acts,

iv. -Z.i, 'J4,

31-33.



Acta,
V. '-'!)-3-2.



Acts vi. 1-5.



And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out
of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad,
the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that

cocrn man l)carb tl)cm speak in l)is omn language. And they

were all amazed, and marvelled, saying one to another. Behold, are
not all these which speak, Galileans ? And how hear we every man
in our own tongue, wherein we were born ? Parthians, and Medes,
and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and
Cappadocia, in Pontus and Asia, Plnygia, and Pamphylia, in
Egypt, and in the parts of Lybia about Cyrene, and strangers of
Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them
speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God. And they were
all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another. What mean-
eth this ? Others mocking, said. These men are full of new wine.

P)Ut Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice,
and said unto them, Ye men of Judea, and all ye that dwell at
Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words :
for these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third
hour of the day. i3ut tljis 10 tl)at u)l)icl) toas siiokcu bn tl)e
propl)et Joel, ^nb it sljall come to pass in l\)c last ^ans,
saitl) (Sob, 3 U)iU pour out of mn Spirit upon all flesi) : anb
tiour sons anb nour baugljtcrs sljall propl]es2, anb nour
poung men sljall sec nisions, a\\b nour olb men sl)all bream
breams : anb on mu seruants, anb on mji Ijanb-maibens, Jf
mill pour out in ttiose bags of mn Gpiint: anb tljeti sl)all
liropljesn.

And being let go, they went to their own company, and re-
ported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.
And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with

one accord And when they had prayed, the place was

shaken where they were assembled together ; an\i tl)en toerc all

filleb vo'ni) tlje ijolji ©l)03t, anb tl)en spake tl)e morb of (!3ob
toitl) bolbness. And the multitude of them that believed were
of one heart and of one soul : neither said any of them that aught
of the things which he possessed was his own ; but they had all
things common. And with great power gave the apostles witness
of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus ; a\\b great gracc toas

upon tl)cm all.

Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We
ought to obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers
raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree ; him liath
God exalted with his right hand to be a l*rince and a Saviour,
for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. And we
are his witnesses (jf these things ; anb SO is also tbe i^oix)

CSljost, roljom (5ob l)atl] giucn to tl)em tl)at oben l)im.

In those days, when the number of the disciples was multi-
plied, there arose



a murmurint; of the Grecians against the lie-



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brews, because their widows were neglected in the daily minis-
tration.

Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto
them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word
of God, and serve tables. Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among
you seven men of honest report, full of ll)C i^oln (*5l)0St Ottb
toisbom, whom we may appoint over this business. But we will
give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

And the saying pleased the whole multitude : and they chose

Stephen, a man full of faiti) anb of tl)c tjolji (<31iost, and

Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas,
and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch.

And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and
miracles among the people.

Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called
the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians,
and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen. And
they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which
he spake. Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard
him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.
And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes,
and came upon him, and caught him, and brought him to the
council, and set up false witnesses, which said. This man ceaseth
not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the
law : for we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth
shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses
delivered us. And all that sat in the council, looking steadfastly
on him, saw his fiice as it had been the face of an angel.

Then said the high priest. Are these things so ?

And he said. Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken

This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet
shall the Loi'd your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like
unto me ; him shall ye hear. This is he, that was in the church in
the wilderness with the angel that spake to him in the mount
Sina, and with our fathers : who received the lively oracles to give
unto us : to whom our fathers would not obej', but thrust him
from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,
saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us : for as for
this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot
not what is become of him. And they made a calf in those days,
and otiered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of
their own hands. Then God turned, and gave them up to worship
the host of heaven ; as it is written in the book of the prophets,
ye house of Israel, have ye otiered to me slain beasts and sacri-
fices by the space of forty years in the wilderness

Ye stift'-necked, and uncircumcised in heart and ears, jjc bo

oltuans resist ll)e igoln ©Ijost : as jiour fatljcrs Mb, so io



Acts,

vi. 8-15,

vii. 1, 2,

37-4-2, 51-aG.



480



OFFICE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT,



Acts,

viii. i2&-29,

33,39.



Acts, ix. 31.



Acts,
X. 19-'21,



Acts,
X. 38, 44-48.



ge. 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 an-
gels, and have not kept it.

When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart,
and they gnashed on him with tlaeir teeth. But he, being full
of tl)C ^oln (5l)0St, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw
the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
and said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man
standing on the right hand of God.

And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying. Arise,
and go toward the south, unto the way that goeth down from Je-
rusalem 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, reading Esaias the prophet. Then tl)C
Spirit saib unto Pl)ilip, Go near and join thyself to this chariot.

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 tl)c toxh crtugl)t atoag pi)ilip, that
the eunuch saw him no more.

Then had the churches rest throughout all Judea and Galilee
and Samaria, and were edified : and walking in the fear of the
Lord, a\xb in tllC comfort of ll)e i^O^D (&l)OSt, were multiplied.

While Peter thought on the vision, tl)C Spirit SOib untO \)\m,

13cl)olb, tl)rcc men ecck tl)cc. ^risc tl)crcforc, anis get tl)cc
boran, mib go miti) tl)cm, boubting notl)ing : for 3 l)auc sent
tlicm.

Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him
from Cornelius ; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek.

(Pob anointcb Jesus of Na^areil) roitli tl)e i^oin Cf31)ost

Onb Ujitl) pOUJCr : who went about doing good, and ht-aling all

that wore oppressed of the devil ; for God was with him

While Peter yet spake these words, tl)e ^oljl (!51)0St fcIl on all
tl]em rDl)icl) l}earb tl)C tOOrb. And they of the circumcision
which believed, were astonished, as mtiny as came with Peter, be-
cause that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the
IT..!y Ghost, j^or tl)en l]carb tl)cm speak toitl) tongues, anb

magnifjl ©ob. Then answered Peter, Can any man forbid water,
that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy
Ghost as well as we ? And he commanded them to be baptized in
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And wlieii Peter was come up to Jenisalt'in, tliey that were
of the eirciuncision contended with him, saying, Thou wentest in to
men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them. J3ut Peter reliearsed
the matter from the beginning, and expounded it by order unto
them, saying, I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance
I saw a vision, A certain vessel descend, as it had been a great
sheet, let down from heaven by four corners ; and it came even to
me : upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered,
and saw four-footed beasts of the earth, and wild bejists, and creep-
ing things, and fowls of the air. And I heard a voice saying unto
me. Arise, Peter ; slay, and eat. But I said. Not so. Lord : for
nothing common or unclean hath at any time entered into my
mouth. But the voice answered me again from heaven, What God
hath cleansed, that call not thou common. And this was done
three times : and all were drawn up again into heaven.

And behold, immediately there were three men already come
unto the house where I was, sent from Cesarea unto me. ^ub tl)C

s^jirit babe mc go txjitti tl)cm, notl)ing bonbting. Moreover,

these six bretliren accompanied me, and we entered into the man's
house : and he shewed us how he had seen an angel in his house,
which stood and said unto him. Send men to Joppa, and call for
Simon, whose surname is Peter ; who shall tell thee words, whereby
thou and all thy house shall be saved. And as I began to speak,
t\)c i)oln (*5l)ost fell on tl)cm, ae on us at tl}c beginning. Then

remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed
baptized with water; bttt Jie sl)aU bc bupti^eb Ujltl) tlK ^O^S
(!M)OSt. Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he
did unto us, who believed on ihe Lord Jesus Chiist, what was I,
that I could withstand God ?

When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glori-
fied God, saying. (Jljen \)at\) (!5o5 also to \[)c iScntilcs granteb
repentance unto life.

Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church
which was in Jerusah m : and they sent forth Barnabas, that he
should go as far as Antioch. Who, when he came, and li;id seen
the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with pur-
pose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord. jTor l)e toas a
goob man, cinh full of tlje t)oln (!M)ost ci\\b of faitl) : and

much people was added unto the Lord.

As thoy ministered to the Lord, and fasted, tl)C i^oltl (!51)0St

saib, Separate mc Cavnabas a\\b Saul, for tlje ujork U)l)erc-

UntO 3 l)atie calleb tijem. And when they had fasted and prayed,
and laid tlieir hands on them, they sent them away. So they
being sent fortl) bn tl)C i)oln ^l)OSt, departed unto Selucia; and
from tlience they sailed to Cyprus. And when they were at Sala-
rais, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the
Jews.



Acts,
xi. ii-18.



Acts.
xi. •■i2 - 2i.



Acl.s



31



482



OFFICE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.



Acts,
xiii.8-11.



Acts, xiii.52.
Acts, XV. 7-9.



Acts,
XV. 2-^-29.



Acts,
xvi. (i, 7.



Ada,
xix. 1-C.



But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation)
withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the taith.
Then Saul, (who also is called Paul) fiUcb tDJtl) t\)C ^oln (5l)06t,
set his eyes on him, and said, full of all subtilty, and airmiscliief,
thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou
not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord ? And now behold,
the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not
seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a
mist and a darkness ; and he went about seeking some to lead him
by the hand.

And the disciples were filled toitl) joti attb toitl) tl)C i)Oln
ei)OQt.

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 mj' mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and
believe. And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness,



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