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the prophet. "And afterward they asked for a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the (22 tribe of Benjamin, for the space of forty years. "And when he had removed him, he raised up David to be their king; to whom also he bare witness, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after my heart, who shall do all my 'will. "Of this man's seed hath God according to promise brought unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus; 24 "when John had first preached before his coming the (25) baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. "And as John was fulfilling his course, he said, What suppose ye that I am? I am not he. I am not he. But behold, there cometh one after me, the shoes of whose feet I am not worthy to (26 unloose. 'Brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and those among you that fear God, to us is the word of (27 this salvation sent forth. "For they that dwell in Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath, 28 fulfilled them by condemning him. "And though they found no cause of death in him, yet asked they of Pilate that he should be slain. "And when they had fulfilled all things that were written of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a tomb. "But God raised him 31 from the dead: "and he was seen for many days of them that came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who +(32 are now his witnesses unto the people. "And we bring you good tidings of the promise made unto the fathers, "how that God hath fulfilled the same unto our children, in that he raised up Jesus; as also it is written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten "And as concerning that he raised him up from the now no more to return to corruption, he hath 2 Gr. before the face of his entering in.

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A. V. 21 desired.. Cis.. by; 22 (unto them).. gave testimony.. mine (own)..which.. fulfil; 23 (his)..| raised |; 25 fulfilled.. | Whom | think..(his)..loose; 26 (Men and).. whosoever..feareth.. | you | ; 27 at..(yet).. (day), (they have).. in; 28 desired; 29 was .. sepulchre; 31 which; 32 declare unto..glad..(which was); 33 | us | [their]..(hath).. (again); 34 said.

spoken on this wise, I will give you the holy and sure 35 blessings of David. "Because he saith also in another psalm, Thou wilt not give thy Holy One to see corrup36) tion. "For David, after he had 'in his own generation

served the counsel of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto 37 his fathers, and saw corruption: "but he whom God (38 raised up saw no corruption. "Be it known unto you there

fore, brethren, that through this man is proclaimed unto 39 you remission of sins: "and by him every one that believeth is justified from all things, from which ye could (40 not be justified by the law of Moses. "Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken in the prophets; "Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish; For I work a work in your days,

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And as they went out, they besought that these words 43 might be spoken to them the next sabbath. "Now when the synagogue broke up, many of the Jews and of the devout proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, urged them to continue in the grace of

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(44 And the next sabbath almost the whole city was gath(45 ered together to hear the word of God. "But when

the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with jealousy, and contradicted the things which were spoken (46 by Paul, and blasphemed. "And Paul and Barnabas spake out boldly, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first be spoken to you. Seeing ye thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal 1Or, served his own generation by the counsel of God, fell on sleep Or, served his own generation, fell on sleep by the counsel of God 2 Or, vanish away 3 Many ancient authorities read the Lord.

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A. V.-mercies; 35 | Wherefore ..shalt.. suffer thine; 36 | by |..will; 37 again; 38 (men and)..preached..(the) forgiveness; 39 all.. believe are; 40 (of); 41 though a man ; 42 when the Jews | were gone.. [of the synagogue], [the Gentiles].. preached; 43 congregation was broken.. religious..persuaded; 44 (day) came; 45 envy..spake against those..[contradicting].. blaspheming; 46 | Then |.. waxed bold.. have been.. [but]..put ..everlasting.

47 life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. "For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying,

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(48 "And as the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of God: and as many as were ordained 49 to eternal life believed. "And the word of the Lord was (50) spread abroad throughout all the region. "But the Jews urged on the devout women of honourable estate, and the chief men of the city, and stirred up a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and cast them out of their borders. "But they shook off the dust of their feet against 52 them, and came unto Iconium. "And the disciples were Spirit filled with joy and with the Holy Ghost.

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And it came to pass in Iconium, that they entered together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude both of Jews and of Greeks believed. "But the Jews that were disobedient stirred up the souls of the Gentiles, and made them evil affected against the (3 brethren. "Long time therefore they tarried there speaking boldly in the Lord, which bare witness unto the word of his grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by 4 their hands. "But the multitude of the city was divided; and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles. "And when there was made an onset both of the Gentiles and of the Jews with their rulers, to entreat them shame(6) fully, and to stone them, "they became aware of it, and fled unto the cities of Lycaonia, Lystra and Derbe, and 7 the region round about: "and there they preached the gospel.

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And at Lystra there sat a certain man, impotent in his feet, a cripple from his mother's womb, who never had 1 Many ancient authorities read the Lord.

A. V.—47 to be.. ends; 48 when..(the) | Lord |; 49 published; 50 stirred up..[and] ..raised..expelled..coasts.- -CH. XIV. I went (both).. (the)..(also)..(the); 2 | unbelieving ..their minds; 3 abode.. gave testimony.. [and] granted; 5 assault..(also)..use.. despitefully; 6 were ware..(unto).. (that lieth); 8 [being].

9 walked. "The same heard Paul speaking: who, fastening his eyes upon him, and seeing that he had faith to be 1made whole, "said with a loud voice, Stand upright on II thy feet. And he leaped up and walked. "And when the multitudes saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voice, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods 12 are come down to us in the likeness of men. "And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercury, because (13 he was the chief speaker. "And the priest of Jupiter

whose temple was before the city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with 14 the multitudes. "But when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of it, they rent their garments, and sprang (15 forth among the multitude, crying out "and saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and bring you good tidings, that ye should turn from these vain things unto the living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and all that 16 in them is "who in the generations gone by suffered all the nations to walk in their own ways. "And yet he left

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not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave you from heaven rains and fruitful seasons, filling 18 your hearts with food and gladness. "And with these sayings scarce restrained they the multitudes from doing sacrifice unto them.

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But there came Jews thither from Antioch and Iconium and having persuaded the multitudes, they stoned Paul, and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he 20 was dead. "But as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and entered into the city and on the morrow (21 he went forth with Barnabas to Derbe.

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had preached the gospel to that city, and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, and to Iconium, and to (22) Antioch, "confirming the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that through many tribulations we must enter into the kingdom of God. "And when they had appointed for them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they had believed. "And they passed through Pisidia, and came to Pamphylia. "And when they had spoken the word in Perga, they went 26 down to Attalia; "and thence they sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been committed to the grace of God for the work which they had fulfilled. "And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all things that God had done with them, and how that he had opened a door of faith unto the (28 Gentiles. "And they tarried no little time with the dis

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And certain men came down from Judæa and taught the brethren, saying, Except ye be circumcised after the 2 custom of Moses, ye cannot be saved. "And when Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and questioning with them, the brethren appointed that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem 3) unto the apostles and elders about this question.

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therefore, being brought on their way by the church, passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great (4 joy unto all the brethren. "And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church and the apostles and the elders, and they rehearsed all things that (5 God had done with them. "But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees who believed, saying, It is need

A. V. 21 taught..(again); 22 (and).. much tribulation; 23 ordained; 24 (after).. (had) ..throughout..(they); 25 preached..into; 26 recommended; 27 the; 28 [there]..abode long.—CH. XV. 1 (which)..(and) said..manner; 2 | therefore |..| disputation |..they determined; 3 And.. Phenice; 4 (of).. declared; 5 which..(That)..was.

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