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A great persecution at Jerusalem.

God, and saying, Lord Jesus, ''receive my

60 And he e kneeled down and cried with
a loud voice, ^ Lord, lay not this sin to their
charge. And when he had said this, he fell

CHAP. vm.

1 By occasion of the persecution in Jermalem, the church
being planted in Samaria, 5 by Philip the deacon, who
preached, did miracles, and baptized many, among the
rest Simon the sorcerer, a great seducer of the people :
14 Peter and John come to confirm, and enlarge the
church : where, by prayer and imposition of hands
giving the Holy Ghost, 18 when Simon would have
bought the like power of them, 20 Peter sharply re-
proving his hypocrisy, and covetousness, and exhorting
him to repentance, together with John preaching the
word of the Lord, return to Jerusalem. 26 But the
angel sendeth Philip to teach, and baptize the Ethio-
pian eitnuch.

AND °^Saul was consenting unto his
death. And at that time there was a
great persecution against the church which
was at Jerusalem; and ''they were all scatter-
ed abroad throughout the regions of Judea
and Samaria, except the apostles.

2 And devout men carried Stephen to his
burial, and "made great lamentation over

3 As for Saul, ■'he made havoc of the
church, entering into every house, and
haling men and women, committed them t&

4 Therefore «they that were scattered
abroad went every where preaching the

5 Then ^ Philip went down to the city of
Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.

6 And the people with one accord gave
heed unto those things which Philip spake,
hearing and seeing the miracles which he

7 For ? unclean spirits, crying with loud
voice, came out of many that were possessed
with them : and many taken with palsies, and
that were lame, were healed.

8 And there was great joy in that city.

9 But there was a certain man, called
Simon, which beforetime in the same city'
'' used sorcery, and bewitched the people of
Samaria, ' giving out that himself was some
great one :

10 To whom they all gave heed, from the
least to the greatest, saying, This man is the
great power of God.

11 And to him they had regard, because
that of long time- he had bewitched them
with sorceries.

12 But when they beheved Philip, preach-
ing the things '^concerning the kingdom of
God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they
were baptized both men and women.


Simon the sorcerer is baptized, ^c.

13 Then Simon himself believed also : and
when he was baptized, he continued with
Philip, and wondered, beholding the t mira-
cles and signs which were done.

14 Now when the apostles which were
at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received
the word of God, they sent unto them Peter
and John :

15 Who, when they were come down,
prayed for them 'that they might receive
the Holy Ghost:

16 (For "a? yet he was fallen upon none
of them: only "they were baptized in "the
name of the Lord Jesus.)

17 Then Plaid they their hands on them,
and they received the Holy Ghost.

18 And when Simon saw that through
laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy
Ghost was given, he offered them money,

19 Saying, Give me also this power, that
on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive
the Holy Ghost.

20 But Peter said unto him, Thy money
perish with thee, because ithou hast thought
that 'the gift of God may be purchased with

21 Thou hast neither part nor lot in this
matter : for thy heart is not right in the
sight of God.

22 Repent therefore of this thy wicked-
ness, and pray God, ^ if perhaps the thought
ofthine heart maybe forgiven thee.

23 For I perceive that thou art in *the
gall of bitterness, and in the bond of ini-

24 Then answered Simon, and said, "Pray
ye to the Lord for me, that none of these
things which ye have spoken come upon

25 And they, when they had testified and
preached the word of the Lord, returned to
Jerusalem, and preached the gospel in many
villages of the Samaritans.

26 And the angel of the Lord spake
unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the
south, unto the way that goeth down from
Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.

27 And he arose, and went : and behold,
^'a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great
authority under Candace queen of the Ethio-
pians, who had the charge of all her treasure,
and y had come to Jerusalem for to wor-

28 Was returning ; and sitting in his cha-
riot, read Esaias the prophet.

29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go
.near and join thyself to this chariot.

30 And Philip ran thither to him, and
heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said,
Understandest thou what thou readest?






signs ana
great mira-

1 ch. 2. 38.

m ch. 19. 2.

n Matt 28.

ch. 2. 38.
o ch. 10. 48.
& 19. 5.
p ch. 6. 6.
&. n. 6.
Hebi. 6. 2.

g Matt. 10.

See 2 Kings

r ch. 2. 38.
& 10. 45. &
11. 17.

s Dan. 4. 27.
S Tim. 2. 23.

t Ilebr. 12.

Gen. 20.
7, 17.
Exod. 8. 8.
Numb. 21. 7.

1 Kings 13.

Job 42. 8.
Jomea 5. 16.




x Zeph. 3.

z laai. 53. 7,

a Luka 24.


ch. 18. 28.

c Matt. 28.


Mark 16. 16.

d Matt. 16.

John 6. 69.
& 9. 35, 38.
& n. 27.
ch. 9. 20.
1 John 4. 15.
& 5. 5, 13.

c 1 Kings

18. 12.

2 Kincs 2.


E/ek. 3. 12,


a ch. 8. 3.
Gal. ]. 13.
1 Tim. 1. 13.


of the way :

So cli. 19. 9,


b ch. 22. 0.
&2r>. 12.
1 Cor. 15. 8.

c Matt. 25.
40, &.C.

Philip baptizeth an Ethiopian eunuch.

31 And he said, How can I, except some
man s-hould guide me? And he desired
Philip that he would come up, and sit with

32 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 :

33 In his humiliation his judgment was
taken away: and who shall declare his
generation? for his hfe is taken from the

34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and
said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the
prophet this ? of himself, or of some other

35 Then Philip opened his mouth, ^ and
began at the same scripture, and preached
unto him Jesus.

36 And as they went on their way, they
came unto a certain water : and the eunuch
said. See, here is w^ater; •'what doth hinder
me to be baptized ?

37 And Philip said, "If thou believest
with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he an-
swered and said, ^I believe that Jesus Christ
is the Son of God.

38 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.

39 And when they were come up out of
the water, ''the Spirit of the Lord caught
away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no
more: and he went on his way rejoicing.

40 But Philip was found at Azotus : and
passing through, he preached in all the cities,
till he came to Cesarea.


1 Saul, going towards Damascus, 4 is stricken down to
the earth, 10 is called to the apostleship, 18 and is bap-
tized by Ananias. 20 He preacheth Christ boldly. 23
The Jews lay wait to Mil him : 29 so do the Grecians, '
but he escapeth both. 31 The church having rest, Peter
healeth Eneas of the palsy, 36 and restoreth Tabitha
to life.

AND "" Saul, yet breathing out threaten-
ings and slaughter against the disciples
of the Lord, went unto the high priest,

2 And desired of him letters to Damascus
to the synagogues, that if he found any
t of this way, whether they were men or
women, he might bring them bound unto

3 And ''as he journeyed, he came near
Damascus : and suddenly there shined round
about him a hght from heaven :

4 And he, fell to the earth, and heard a
voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, "why

Ipersecutest thou me ?

The conversion of Saul.

5 And he said, Who art thou, LoW ? And
the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou per-
secutest. «•/; is hard for thee to kick against
the pricks.

6 And he trembhng, and astonished, said.
Lord, «what wilt thou have me to do? And
the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into
the city, and*it shall be told thee what thou
must do.

7 And f the men which journeyed with
him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but
seeing no man.

8 And Saul arose from the earth ; and
when his eyes were opened, he saw no man :
but they led him by the hand, and brought
liim into Damascus.

9 And he was three days without sight,
and neither did eat nor drink.

10 IT And there was a certain disciple at
Damascus, e named Ananias ; and to him
said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And
he said. Behold, I am here, Lord.

11 And the Lord said unto him. Arise,
and go into the street which is called
Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas
for one called Saul *> of Tarsus : for behold,
he prayeth,.

12 And hath seen in a vision a man
named Ananias, coming in, and putting Ms
hand on him, that he might receive his

13 Then Ananias answered. Lord, I have,
heard by many of this man, ' how much
evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusa-

14 And here he hath authority from the
chief priests, to bind all ^ that call on thy

15 But the Lord said unto him. Go thy
way : for ^ he is a chosen vessel unto me, to
bear my name before ™the Gentiles, and
"kings, and the children of Israel.

16 For ° I will shew him how great things
he must suffer for my name's sake.

17 pAnd Ananias went his way, and
entered into the house : and i putting his
hands on him, said. Brother Saul, the Lord
(even Jesus that appeared unto thee in the
way as thou earnest) hath sent me, that thou
mightest receive thy sight, and ""be filled
with the Holy Ghost.

18 And immediately there fell from his
eyes as it had been scales : and he received
sight forthwith, and arose, and was bapti-

19 And when he had received meat, he
was strengthened. ^ Then was Saul certain
days with the disciples which were at Da-

20 And straightway he preached Christ

Chap. ix.



d cli. 5. 39.

e Luke 3.


ch. 2. 37. &

16. 30.

f Dan. 10. 7.
See ch. 22.
9. & 2(1. 13.

g cli. 22. 12.

h ch. 21. 39.
& 22. 3.

k ver. 21.
ch. 7. 5U. &
22. !C.

1 Cor. 1. 2.

2 Tim. 2. 2!.

1 ch. 13. 2.

& 22. 21. &
26. 17.
Kom. 1. 1.
1 Cor. 15. 10.
Gal. 1. 15.
GpheB. 3. 7,

1 Tim. 2. 7.

2 Tim. 1.11.
m Rom. 1.
5. & 11. 13.
Ga). 2. 7, 8.
n ch. 2.5. 23,
23. & 26. 1,

o ch. 20. 23.

& 21. )1.

2 Cor. 11. 23.

p ch. 22. 12,


q ch. 8. 17.

r ch. 2. 4. &
4. 31. & 8.
17. & 13. 52.

8 ch. 20. 20.




t ch. 8. 37.

u ch. 8. 3.
ver. 1.
Gal. 1. 13.

X ch. 18. 28.

y ch. 23. 12.
&.25. 3.
2 Cor. 11. 28

I 2 Cor. 11.

a So Josh.

2. 15.

1 Sam. 19.


b ch. 22. 17.

Gal. 1. 17,


c ch. 4. 36.
k. 13. 2.

A ver. 20,

fch. 6. 1. &
g ver. 23.
5 Cor. 11. 28.

h See
ch. 8. 1.

A. D. 38.
i ch. a 14.

k ch. 3. 6,
10. & 4. 10.

I 1 Chron.

5. 10.

m ch. 11. 21.

Doe, or,
n 1 Tim. 2.


Titua 3. 8.

The Jews seek to hill him.

in the synagogues, ' that he is the Son of

21 But all that heard him were amazed,
and said, "Is not this he that destroyed
them which called on this name in Jeru-
salem, and came hither for that intent, that
he might bring them bound unto the chief
priests ?

22 But Saul increased the more in strength,
" and confounded the Jews which dwelt at
Damascus, proving that this is very Christ.

23 H And after that many days were
fulfilled, ythe Jews took counsel to kill

24 ^But their laying wait was known
of Saul. And they watched the gates day
and night to kill him.

25 Then the disciples took him by night,
and ^let him down by the wall in a basket.

26 And '•when Saul was come to Jeru-
salem, he assayed to join himself to the
disciples : but they were all afraid of him,
and believed not that he was a disciple.

27 "But Barnabas took him, and brought
him to the apostles, and declared unto them
how he had seen the Lord in the way, and
that he had spoken to him, ''and how he had
preached boldly at Damascus in the name of

28 And ®he was with them coming in
and going out at Jerusalem.

29 And he spake boldly in the name of
the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the
'' Grecians: shut they went about to slay

30 Which when the brethren knew, they
brought him down to Cesarea, and sent him
forth to Tarsus.

31 ''Then had the churches rest through-
out all Judea, and Galilee, and Samaria, and
were edified : and walking in the fear of the
Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost,
were multiplied.

32 IT And it came to pass, as Peter passed
' throughout all quarters, he came down also
to the saints which dwelt at Lydda.

33 And there he found a certain man
named Eneas, which had kept his bed eight
years, and was sick of the palsy.

34 And Peter said unto him, Eneas, ^ Je-
sus Christ maketh thee whole : arise, and
make thy bed. And he arose immediately.

35 And all that dwelt at Lydda and
'Saron saw him, and "turned to the Lord.

36 IF Now there was at Joppa a certain
disciple named Tabitha, which by inter-
pretation is .called || Dorcas; this woman
was full " of good works and alms-deeds which
she did.

37 And it came to pass in those days, that



Peter restoreth Tabitha to life.

she was sick, and died : whom when they
had washed, they laid her in "an upper

38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to
Joppa, and the disciples had heard that
Peter was there, they sent unto him two
men, desiring him that he would not [| delay
to come to them.

39 Then Peter arose, and went with them.
When he was come, they brought him into
the upper chamber: and all the widows
stood by him weeping, and shewing the
coats and garments which Dorcas made,
while she was with them.

40 But Peter Pput them all forth, and
1 kneeled down, and prayed ; and turning
him to the body, ■■ said, Tabitha, arise. And
she opened her eyes : and when she saw
Peter, she sat up.

41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted
her up ; and when he had called the saints
and widows, he presented her alive.

42 And it was known throughout all
Joppa : " and many believed in the Lord.

43 And it came to pass, that he tarried
many days in Joppa with one 'Simon a


1 Cornelius, a devout man, 5 being commanded by an
angel, sendethfor Peter : 11 who by a vision 15, 20 is
taught not to despise the Gentiles. 34 As he preacheth
Christ to Cornelius and his company, 44 the Holy
Ghost falleth on them, 48 and they are baptized.

THERE was a certain man in Cesarea,
called Cornelius, a centurion of the
band called the Italian hand,

2 " J. devout man, and one that ^ feared
God with all his house, which gave much
alms to the people, and prayed to God

3 <= He saw in a vision evidently, about
the ninth hour of the day, an angel of God
coming in to him, and saying unto him,

4 And when he looked on him, he was
afraid, and said, What is it. Lord? And
he said unto him. Thy prayers and thine

. alms are come up for a memorial before

5 And now send men to Joppa, and call
for one Simon, whose surname is Peter :

6 He lodgeth with one ^ Simon a tanner,
whose house is by the sea-side : «he shall
tell thee what thou oughtest to do.

7 And when the angel which spake unto
Cornelius was departed, he called two of
his household servants, and a devout soldier
of them that waited on him continually ;

8 And when he had declared all these
things unto them, he sent them to Joppa.




och. 1.13.

oe gi-ieved.


r Mark 5.
41, 42.
John 11. 43.

a John 11.
45. & 12. 11.

A. D. 41.

a ver. 22.
ch. 8. 2. &
22. 12.
b ver. 33.

c ver. 30.
ch. 11. 13.

d ch. 9. 43.
e ch. 11. 14.




f ch. 11. 5.

Kev. 19. 11.

h Lev. 11.
4. &. 20. 2.5.
Dout. 14. 3,
Ezek. 4. 14.

i Matt. 15.


\ei. 28.

Eom. 14. 14,

17, 20.

1 Cor. 10.


1 Tim. 4. 4.

Tit. 1. 15.

m ver. 1, 2,

ver. 45.
ch. 11. 12.


He goeth to Cesarea.

9 1[ Oh the morrow, as they went on their
journey, and drew nigh unto the city, '"Peter
went up upon the house-top to pray, about the
sixth hour :

10 And he became very hungry, and
would have eaten : but while they made
ready, he fell into a trance,

11 And ?saw heaven opened, and a cer-
tain vessel descending unto him, as it had
been a great sheet knit at the four corners,
and let down to the earth :

12 Wherein were all manner of four-footed
beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and
creeping things, and fowls of the air.

13 And there came a voice to him, Rise,
Peter ; kill, and eat.

14 But Peter said. Not so. Lord ; •> for I
have never eaten any thing that is common
or unclean.

15 And the voice spake unto him again
the second time, ' What God hath cleansed,
that call not thou common.

16 This was done thrice : and the vessel
was received up again into heaven.

17 Now, while Peter doubted in himself
what this vision which he had seen should
mean, behold, the men which wer^ sent from
Cornelius had made inquiry for Simon's
house, and stood before the gate,

18 And called, and asked whether Simon,
which was surnamed Peter, were lodged
there. .^

1911 While Peter thought on the vision,
''the Spirit said unto him. Behold, three
men seek thee.

20 ' Arise therefore, and get thee down,
and ^o with them, doubting nothing : for I
have sent them.

21 Then Peter went down to the men
which were sent unto him from Corne-
lius ; and said. Behold, I am he whom ye
seek : what is the cause wherefore ye are

22 And they said, ■" Cornelius the centu-
rion, a just man, and one that feareth God,
and "of good report among all the nation
of the Jews, was warned from God by an
holy angel to send for thee into his house,
and to hear words of thee.

23 Then called he them in, and lodged
them. And on the morrow Peter went away
with them, "and certain brethren from Joppa
accompanied him.

24 And the morrow after they entered
into Cesarea. And Cornelius waited for
them, and had called together his kinsmen
and near friends.

25 And as Peter was coming in, Cor-
nelius met him, and fell down at his feet,
and worshipped him.


Peter preacheth Christ to Cornelius, ^c.

26 But Peter took him up, saying, p Stand
up : I myself also am a man.

27 And as he talked with him, he went in,
and found many that were come together.

28 And he said unto them. Ye know how
nhat it is an unlawful thing for a man that
is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one
of another nation; but '■God hath shewed
me that I should not call any man common
or unclean.

29 Therefore came I unto you without
gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for : I ask
therefore for what intent ye have sent for me ?

30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago I
was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth
hour I prayed in my house, and behold, » a
man stood before me * in bright dothing,

31 And said, Cornelius, "thy prayer is
heard, ^ and thine alms are had in remem-
brance in the sight of God.

32 Send therefore to Joppa,and call hither
Simon, whose surname is Peter ; he is lodged
in the house of one Simon a tanner, by the
sea-side : who, when he cometh, shall speak
unto thee.

33 Immediately therefore I sent to thee ;
and thou hast well done that thou art come.
Now therefore are we all here present before
God, to hear all things that are commanded
thee of God.

T 34 IT Then Peter opened Us mouth, and
said, y Of a truth I perceive that God is no
respecter of persons :

35 But ^ in every nation, he that feareth
him and worketh righteousness, is accepted
with him.

36 The word which God sent unto the
. children of Israel, "preaching peace by Jesus

Christ: (''he is Lord of all:)

37 That word, I say, ye know, which was
published throughout all Judea, and •= began
from Galilee, after the baptism which John
preached ;

38 How '' God anointed Jesus of Nazareth
with the Holy Ghost and with power: who
went about doing good, and healing all that
were oppressed of the devil; ^for God was
with him.

39 And '"we are witnesses of all things
which he did, both in the land of the Jews,
and in Jerusalem; ewhom they slew and
hanged on a tree :

40 Him ■'God raised up the third day, and
shewed him openly ;

41 'Not to all the people, but unto wit-
nesses chosen before of God, even to us,
^who did eat and drink with him after he
rose from the dead.

42 And ' he commanded us to preach unto
the people, and to testify •" that it is he which





ch. 14. 14,

Kev. 19. 10.

&22. a.

q John 4. y.

& 18. aa.

ch. 11. 3.

Gal. 2. 12,


rch. 15.8,9.

Ephei. 3. 6.

8 ch. 1. 10.

t Malt. 28.

Mark 16. 5.
Luke 24. 4.
u ver. 4, &c.
Dan. 10. 12.
X Hebr. 6.

y Deut 10.

2Chron. 19.

Job 34. 19.
Rom. 2, 11.
Gal. 2. 6.
Ephcs. 6. 9.
Col. 3. 25.
1 Pet. 1. 17.
7. ch. 15. 9.
Rom. 2. 13,
27. & 3. 22.
29. & 10. 12,

1 Cor. 12. 13.
Gal. 3. 28.
Ephes. 2. 13,
la & 3. 6.
a Isai. 57.

Ephes. 2. 14,
18, 17.
Col. 1. 20.
|b Matt. 28.

Rom. 10. 12.
1 Cor. 15.
Ephes. 1.20,

1 Pet. 3. K.

Rev. 17. 14.

& 19. 16.

c Luke 4.


d Luke 4.


ch. 2. K>. &

4. 27.

Hebr. 1. 9.

e John 3. 2.

f ch. 2. 32.

g ch. 5. 30.

h ch. 2. 24.

i John 14.
17, 22.
ch. 13. 31.

k Luke 24.
30, 43.
John 21. 13.

1 Matt. 28.
19, 20.
ch. 1. 8.
m John 5.
22, 27.
tfl. J7. 31.



n Rom. 14.
», 19.

2Cor. 5. 10.
2 Tim. 4. 1.
1 Pel. 4. 5.
laui. 53. 11.
Jcr. 31.34.
Dan. 9. 24.
Mic. 7. 18.
Zoch. 13. 1.
Mai. 4. 2.
ch. 26. 22.
p ch. 15. 9.
& 26. 18.
Rom. 10. 11.
Gal. 3. 22.
q ch. 4. 31.
& 8. 15, 16.
17. & 11. 15.
r ver. 23.
B ch. 11.18.
Gal. 3. 14.

t ch. 11. 17.

&. 15. 8. 9.

Rom. 10. 12.

u 1 Cor. 1.


X ch. 2. 38.

& 8. 16i

a ch. 10. 4S.

Gal. 2. 12.

b ch. 10. 28.
c Gal. 2. 12.

a ch. 10. 9,

He IS accused for going tn to the Gentiles.

was ordained of God to he the Judge " of
quick and dead.

43 ° To him give all the prophets witness,
that throiigh his name p whosoever believeth
in him shall receive remission of sins.

44 U While Peter yet spake these words,
qthe Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard

45 ■■ And they of the circumcision which
believed, were astonished, as many as came
with Peter, ''because that on the Gentiles also
was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.

46 For they heard them speak with tongues,
and magnify God. Then answered Peter,

47 Can any man forbid water, that these
should not be baptized, which have received
the Holy Ghost ' as well as we ?

48 " And he commanded them to be bap-
tized ^ in the name of the Lord. Then
prayed they him to tarry certain days.


1 Peter, being accused for going in to the Gentiles,

5 maketh his defence, 18 which is accepted. 19 The
gospel being spread into Phenice, and Cyprus, and
Antioch, Barnabas is sent to confirm them. 26 The
disciples there are first called Christians. 27 They send
relief to the brethren in Judea in time of famine.

AND the apostles and brethren that were
in Judea, heard thEft the Gentiles had
also received the word of God.

2 And when Peter was come up to Jeru-
salem, " they that wfere of the circumcision
contended with him,

3 Saying, ''Thou wentest in to men uncir-
cumcised, "^and didst eat with them.

4 But Peter rehearsed the matter from the
beginning, and expounded it ^by order unto
them, saying,

5*1 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 :

6 Upon the which when I had fastened
mine eyes, I considered, and saw four-footed
beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creep-
ing things, and fowls of the air.

7 And I heard a voice saying unto me,
Arise, Peter ; slay, and eat.

8 But I said. Not so. Lord : for nothing
common or unclean hath at any time entered
into my mouth.

9 But the voice answered me again from
heaven, What God hath cleansed, that call
not thou common.

10 And this was done three times : and
all were drawn up again into heaven.

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