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Eneas healed of the palsy. Acts. Peter raiseth Tabitha.

31 Then had the churches two men, desiring him that he rest throughout all Judea, and would not delay to come to Galilee, and Samaria, and them. were edified ; and walking in 39 Then Peter arose and the fear of the Lord, and in went with thein. When he the comfort of the Holy Ghost, was come, they brought him were multiplied.

into the upper chamber ; and 32 And it came to pass, all the widows stood by him as Peter passed throughout all weeping, & shewing the coats quarters, he came down also to and garments which Dorcas the saints which dwelt at Lyd- made, while she was with da.

them. 33 And there he found a 40 But Peter put them all certain man named Eneas, forth, and kneeled down, and which had kept his bed eight prayed; and, turning him to years,and was sick of the palsy. the body, said, Tabitha, a

34 And Peter said unto him, rise. And she opened her Eneas, Jesus Christ maketh eyes; and, when she saw Pethee whole; arise, and make ter, she sat up. thy bed. And he arose imme 41 And he gave her his diately

hand, and lifted her up; and, 35 .And all that dwelt in when he had called the saints Lydda and Saron saw him, and widows, he presented her and turned to the Lord.

alive. 36 9 Now there was at Jop

42 And it was

known pa a certain disciple named throughout all Joppa; and Tabitha, which, by interpre- many believed in the Lord. tation, is called Dorcas; this 43 And it came to pass,

that woman was full of good works he tarried many days at Joppa and alms-deeds which she did. with one Simon a tanner.

37 And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick,

CHAP. X. and died; whom, when they 1 Cornelius sendeth for Peter. had washed, they laid her in 34 Peter preacheth. 44 The an upper chamber.

Holy Ghost falleth on the 38 And forasmuch as Lydda hearers; 48 Ï'hey are baptizwas nigh to Joppa, and the ed. disciples had heard that Peter THERE was a certain man was there, they sent unto him in Cesarea called Cornelius, a privileges, which this city enjoyed, the Italian band,

centuriona of the band called Here probably Paul was instructed in Grecian literature, and hence he

2 A devout man, and

that went to Jerusalem to complete his a Centurion, a Roman officer comstudies under Gamaliel.

manding one hundred men.


Peter seeth a

Chap. x.

heavenly vision. feared God with all his house, hungry, and would have eaten; which gave much alms to the but, while they made ready people, and prayed to God al- he fell into a trance, way :

11 And saw heaven opened, 3 He saw in a vision evi- and a certain vessel descending dently, about the ninth hourb unto him, as it had been a great of the day, an angel of God sheet knit at the four corners, coming in to him, and saying and let down to the earth ; unto him, Cornelius.

12 Wherein were all man4 And, when he looked on ner of four-footed beasts of the him, he was afraid, and said, earth, and wild beasts, and What is it, Lord ? And hé creeping things, and fowls of said unto him, Thy prayers the air. and thine alms are come up for 13 And there came a voice a memorial before God. to him, Rise, Peter; kill, & eat.

5 And now send men to Jop 14 But Peter said, Not so, pa, and call for one Simon, Lord; for I have never eaten whose surname is Peter; any thing that is common or

6 He lodgeth with one Sic unclean. mon a tanner, whose house is 15 And the voice spake unte by the sea-side; he shall tell him again the second time, thee what thou oughtest to do. What God hath cleansed, that

?, And, when the angel call not thou common. which spake unto Cornelius 16 This was done thrice; was departed, he called two and the vessel was received of his household servants, and up again into heaven. a devout soldier of them that 17 | Now, while Peter waited on him continually: doubted in himself what this

8 And, when he had declar- vision, which he had seen ed all these things unto them; should mean, behold, the men he sent them to Joppa.

which were sent from Corne. 99 On the morrow, as they lius had made inquiry for Siwent on their journey, and mon's house, and stood before drew nigh unto the city, Peter the gate, went up upon the house-top to 18 And called, and asked pray about the sixth hour.c whether Simon, which was 10 And he became very surnamed Peter were lodged

there. 6 Ninth hour, about three in the 19 [ While Peter thought afternoon.

on the vision, the Spirit said c Sixth bour, about twelve at noon. The devout Jews had three stated

unto him, Behold, three men

seek thee. hours of prayer; thus David says, evening, morning, and at noon will I

20 Arise, therefore, and get pray. Psalm lv, 17.

thee down, and go with them,

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to Cornelius, 8c. doubting nothing; for I have 29 Therefore came I unto sent them.

you without gainsaying, as 21 Then Peter went down soon as I was sent for; I ask, to the men, which were sent therefore, for what intent ye unto him from Cornelius, and have sent for me? said, Behold, I am he whom ye 30 And Cornelius said, Four seek; what is the cause where. days ago I was fasting until fore ye are come ?

this hour; and at the ninth 22 And they said, Corneli. hour I prayed in my house, us the centurion, a just man, and, behold, a man stood beand one that feareth God, and fore me in bright clothing, of good report among all the 31 And said, Cornelius, thy nation of the Jews, was warn- prayer is heard, & thine alms ed from God by an holy angel are had in remembrance in the to send for thee into his house, sight of God. and to hear words of thee. 32 Send, therefore, to Joppa,

23 Then called he them in, and call hither Simon, whose and lodged them. And on the surname is Peter: he is lodgmorrow Peter went away with ed in the house of one Simon a them, and certain brethren tanner, by the sea-side; who, from Joppa accompanied him. when he cometh, shall speak

24 And the morrow after, unto thee. they entered into Cesarea. 83 Immediately, therefore, And Cornelius waited for them, I sent to thee; and thou hast and has called together his well done, that thou art come. kinsmen and near friends. Now, therefore, are we all

25 And as Peter was com- here present before God, to ing in, Cornelius met him, and hear all things, that are comfell down at his feet, and wor manded thee of God. shipped him.

34 4 Then Peter opened his 26 But Peter took him up, mouth, and said, Of a truth I saying, Stand up; I myself perceive that God is no realso am a man.

specter of persons : 27 And, as he talked with 35 But in every nation he him, he went in, and found that feareth him, and worketh many that were come together. righteousness, is accepted with

28 And he said unto them, him. Ye know how that it is an un 36 The word which God sent lawful thing for a man, that is unto the ehildren of Israel, a Jew, to keep company, or preaching peace by Jesus come unto one of another na- Christ; (he is Lord of all;) tion; but God hath shewed 37 That word, I say, ye me, that I should not call any know, which was published man common or unclean. throughout all Judea, and be

Holy Ghost falleth on them, Chap. xi. & they are baptized. gan from Galilee, after the 46 For they heard them baptism, which John preached. speak with tongues, & magnify

38 How God anointed Jesus God. Then answered Peter, of Nazareth with the Holy 47 Can any man forbid wa-Ghost and with power; who ter, that these should not be went about doing good, and baptized which have received healing all that were oppress- the Holy Ghost as well as we? ed of the devil; for God was 48 And he commanded them with him.

to be baptized in the name of 39 And we are witnesses of the Lord. Then prayed they all things, which he did, both him to tarry certain days. in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew,

CHAP, XI. and hanged on a tree;

1 Peter is accused for going to 40 Him God raised up the

the Gentiles. 19 The gosthird day, and shewed him o pel is preached, fc. penly;

AND the apostles and breth41 Not to all the people, but ren that were in Judea, heard unto witnesses chosen before of that the Gentiles had also reGod, even to us, who did eat ceived the word of God. and drink with him after he 2 And when Peter was come rose from the dead.

up to Jerusalem, they that were 42 And he commanded us to of the circumcision, contended preach unto the people, and to with him, testify, that it is he, which was 3 Saying, thou wentest in to ordained of God to be the Judge men uncircumcised, and didst of quick and dead.d

eat with them. a 43 To him give all the pro

4 But Peter rehearsed the phets witness, that, through matter from the beginning, and his name, whosoever believeth expounded it by order unto in him, shall receive remission them, saying, of sins.

5 I was in the city of Joppa 44 I While Peter yet spake praying; and in a trance I saw these words, the Holy Ghost a vision, A certain vessel defell on all them, which heard scend, as it had been a great the word.

sheet, let down from heaven by 45 And they of the circum- four eorners; and it came even eision which believed, were as

to me : tonished, as many as came with They of the circumcision were the Peter, because that on the Gen- Jews: the uncircumcised were the Gentiles also was poured out the

tiles. "The J-ws censured Peter for

visiting Cornelius, who was a Gedgift of the Holy Ghost.

tile; for they thought it impious to d Quick, &c. The living and the hold religious intercourse with those dead.

of any other nation.

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Peter, being accused, Acts.

defendeth his conduct. 6 Upon the which, when I had said, John indeed baptized fastened mine eyes, I consider with water; but ye shall be ed, and saw four-footed beasts baptized with the Holy Ghost. of the earth, and wild beasts, 17 Forasmuch, then, as God and creeping things, and fowls gave them the like gift, as he of the air.

did unto us, who believed on 7 And I heard a voice saying the Lord Jesus Christ; what unto me, Arise, Peter; slay, was I that I could withstand and eat.

God? 8 But I said, Not so, Lord; 18 When they heard these for nothing common or unclean things, they held their peace, hath at any time entered into & glorified God, saying, Then

hath God also to the Gentiles *9 But the voice answered granted repentance unto life. me again from heaven, What 19 Now they which were God hath cleansed, that call scattered abroad upon the perpot thou common.

secution, that arose about Ste10 And this was done three phen, travelled as far as Phetimes; and all were drawn up nice, and Cyprus, b and Antiagain into heaven.

och, c preaching the word to 11 And, behold, immediate- none, but unto the Jews only. ly there were three men alrea 20 And some of them were dy come unto the house where men of Cyprus and Cyrene,d I was, sent from Cesarea unto which, when they were come

to Antioch, spake unto the 12 And the Spirit bade me Grecians, preaching the Lord go with them, nothing doubt. Jesus. ing. Moreover, these six breth

21 And the hand of the Lord ren accompanied me, and we was with them, and a great entered into the man's house: number believed and turned

13 And he shewed us, how unto the Lord. he had seen an angel in his 22 4 Then tidings of these house, which stood and said things came unto the ears of unto him, Send men to Jop

6 Cyprus, see Chap. iv. 36. pa, and call for Simon, whose

© Antioch, the capital of Syria. It surname is Peter :

was a large and flourishing city situ14 Who shall tell thee aced on both sides of the river Oronwords, whereby thou and all tes about 12 miles from the Medithy house shall be saved.

Here the disciples of 15 And, as I began to speak,

our Lord were first called Christians. the Holy Ghost fi!! on them, north of Africa, a considerable dis

d Cyrene, a country and city in the as on us at the beginning. 16 Then remembered I the sisted our Saviour in hearing his

tance west of Egypt. Simon who asword of the Lord, how that he eross, was from this place.


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