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shalt be saved, thou and all thy house. "And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, even as on us at 16) the beginning. "And I remembered the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but 17 ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost.



then God gave unto them the like gift as he did also unto us, when we believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, who 18) was I, that I could withstand God? "And when they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then to the Gentiles also hath God granted repentance unto life.

(19) They therefore that were scattered abroad upon the

tribulation that arose about Stephen travelled as far as Phoenicia, and Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the word 20) to none save only to Jews. "But there were some of



them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Greeks also, preaching (21 the Lord Jesus. "And the hand of the Lord was with them and a great number that believed turned unto the Lord. "And the report concerning them came to the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas as far as Antioch: "who, when he was come, and had seen the grace of God, was glad; and he exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would 24 cleave unto the Lord: "for he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added (25 unto the Lord. "And he went forth to Tarsus to seek 26 for Saul: "and when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that even for a whole year they were gathered together with the church,

withs 1 Or, in

Many ancient authorities read Grecian Jews.

3 Some ancient authorities read that they would cleave unto the purpose of their heart in the Lord. 4 Gr. in.

A. V.—14 tell..shall; 16 Then; 17; 19 Now.. which.. persecution.. Phenice..preaching. but unto (the); 20 And.. which.. | Grecians |; 21 (and); 22 Then tidings of these things..unto.. [that he should go]; 23 came; 25 Then departed [Barnabas]..(for); 26 assembled themselves.


and taught much people; and that the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

Now in these days there came down prophets from Je(28 rusalem unto Antioch. "And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be a great famine over all the world: which came 29 to pass in the days of Claudius. "And the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send (30 2 relief unto the brethren that dwelt in Judæa: 'which also they did, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.

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Now about that time Herod the king put forth his hands to afflict certain of the church. "And he killed (3 James the brother of John with the sword. "And when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. And those were the days of unleavened bread. "And when he had taken him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to guard him; intending after the Passover to bring him forth to the people. "Peter therefore was kept in the prison but prayer was made earnestly of the church unto (6 God for him. "And when Herod was about to bring him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains and guards before the 7 door kept the prison. "And behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shined in the cell: and he smote Peter on the side, and awoke him, saying, Rise up quickly. 8) And his chains fell off from his hands. "And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And he did so. And he saith unto him, Cast thy gar(9 ment about thee, and follow me. "And he went out, and w followed; and he wist not that it was true which was done

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A. V.—27 And; 28 dearth throughout.. [Cæsar]; 29 Then..which; 30 (and) sent.. hands.- -CH. XII. I stretched.. vex; 3 because..(further).. take.. Then ; 4 apprehended .. keep.. Easter; 5 | without ceasing; 6 would have brought..(the) keepers; 7 the.. came upon. prison..raised..up..Arise; 9 [him].

10 'by the angel, but thought he saw a vision.

"And when

they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth into the city; which opened to them of its own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and straightway the (11 angel departed from him. "And when Peter was come


to himself, he said, Now I know of a truth, that the Lord hath sent forth his angel and delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the 12 people of the Jews. "And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered 13 together and were praying. "And when he knocked at the door of the gate, a maid came to answer, named Rhoda. "And when she knew Peter's voice, she opened not the gate for joy, but ran in, and told that Peter stood 15) before the gate. "And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she confidently affirmed that it was even so. And (16) they said, It is his angel. "But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened, they saw him, and were (17 amazed. "But he, beckoning unto them with the hand. to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him forth out of the prison. And he said, Tell these things unto James, and to the brethren. And 18 he departed, and went to another place. "Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers, 19 what was become of Peter. "And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the guards, and commanded that they should be put to death. And he went down from Judæa to Cæsarea, and tarried there.


Now he was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon and they came with one accord to him, and, hav2 Gr. led away to death.

1 Or, through

A.V.-10 unto..his.. forthwith; 11 surety.. (hath); 13 as | Peter |.. damsel..hearken; 14; 15 constantly.. Then; 16 (the door).. astonished; 17 (Go) shew.. into; 19 keepers..abode; 20 And [Herod]..but.

ing made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend, they asked for peace, because their country was fed from the 21 king's country. "And upon a set day Herod arrayed himself in royal apparel, and sat on the 'throne, and made an (22 oration unto them. "And the people shouted, saying, The voice of a god, and not of a man. 'And immediately an angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.




But the word of God grew and multiplied.

And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministration, taking with them John whose surname was Mark.

"And as


13 (1) Now there were at Antioch, in the church that was there, prophets and teachers, Barnabas, and Symeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen the 2 foster-brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work where3 unto I have called them. Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them





So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, went down to Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus. "And when they were at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they 6 had also John as their attendant. "And when they had gone through the whole island unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name (7 was Bar-Jesus; "which was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of understanding. The same called unto him Barnabas and Saul, and sought to hear the word of 1Or, judgement-seat ? Many ancient authorities read to Jerusalem. Magus as in Matt. ii. 1, 7, 16.

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A. V.—desired..nourished by; 21 upon his; 22 gave a shout..(It is); 23 the ; 25 ministry, (and) took.—CH. XIII. I [certain]..(as).. Simeon..which had been brought up .with; 3 And; 4 departed unto; 5 minister; 6 isle; 7 deputy (of the country).. prudent.. who..(for)..desired.

8 God. "But Elymas the 'sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn aside the 9) proconsul from the faith. "But Saul, who is also called

Paul, filled with the Holy Ghost, fastened his eyes on 10 him, "and said, O full of all guile and all villany, thou son of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou I 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. 12 'Then the proconsul, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord. (13 Now Paul and his company set sail from Paphos, and

came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departed from (14 them and returned to Jerusalem. "But they, passing through from Perga, came to Antioch of Pisidia; and they went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and (15 sat down. "And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for 16 the people, say on. "And Paul stood up, and beckoning


with the hand said,

Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, hearken. "The God of this people Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they sojourned in the land of Egypt, and 18 with a high arm led he them forth out of it. "And for about the time of forty years suffered he their manners *(19) in the wilderness. "And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land for -an inheritance, "for about four hundred and fifty years: +(20 and after these things he gave them judges until Samuel 1 Gr. Magus. 2 Or, until

a nursing-father in the wilderness.

3 Many ancient authorities read bare he them asSee Deut. i. 31.

A. V.-8 away..deputy; 9 Then.. set; 10 subtilty.. mischief..child; 12 deputy.. doctrine; 13 (when)..loosed.. (they).. departing; 14 (when).. departed.. (they). . | in | ; 15 (Ye men and); 16 Then .. his.. give audience; 17 (of) .. dwelt as strangers brought; 19 Chanaan.... | divided | ....(to).. | by lot |; 20 that..(unto)..(the space of).


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