[AC]   ACTS

» Acts 1

¶ Acts 1 v1-11

{ heart }   [AC] 1v1

The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus,
of all that JESUS began both to do and teach,

{ heart }   [AC] 1v2

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.

{ heart }   [AC] 1v3

To whom also HE showed 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:

{ heart }   [AC] 1v4

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.

{ heart }   [AC] 1v5

For John truly baptized with water,
but ye shall be baptized with the HOLY GHOST,
not many days hence.

{ heart }   [AC] 1v6

When they therefore were come together,
they asked of HIM, saying,

LORD, wilt THOU at this time
restore again the kingdom to Israel?

{ heart }   [AC] 1v7

And HE said unto them,

It is not for you to know the times or the seasons,
which the FATHER hath put in HIS OWN power.

{ heart }   [AC] 1v8

But ye shall receive power
after that the HOLY GHOST is come upon you,
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.

{ heart }   [AC] 1v9

And when HE had spoken these things,
while they beheld, HE was taken up,
and a cloud received HIM out of their sight.

{ heart }   [AC] 1v10

And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven,
as HE went up,
behold, two Men stood by them in white apparel,

{ heart }   [AC] 1v11

Which also said,

Ye men of Galilee,
why stand ye gazing up into heaven?
THIS SAME JESUS,
WHICH is taken up from you into heaven,
shall so come, in like manner
as ye have seen HIM go into heaven.

¶ Acts 1 v12-14

{ heart }   [AC] 1v12

Then returned they unto Jerusalem,
from the mount called

Olivet,

Which is from Jerusalem a Sabbath day's journey.

{ heart }   [AC] 1v13

And when they were come in,
they went up into an upper room,
where abode both Peter and James, and John,
and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew,
and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus,
and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.

{ heart }   [AC] 1v14

These all continued with one accord
in prayer and supplication,
with the women, and Mary the mother of JESUS,
and with HIS brethren.

¶ Acts 1 v15-26

{ heart }   [AC] 1v15

And in those days
Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said
(The number of names together
were about an hundred and twenty)

{ heart }   [AC] 1v16

Men and brethren,
This Scripture must needs have been fulfilled,
which the HOLY GHOST by the mouth of David
spake before concerning Judas,
which was guide to them that took JESUS.

{ heart }   [AC] 1v17

For he was numbered with us,
and had obtained part of this ministry.

{ heart }   [AC] 1v18

Now this man purchased a field
with the reward of iniquity,
and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst,
and all his bowels gushed out.

{ heart }   [AC] 1v19

And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem,
insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue,

 ‘Akeldama,’ 

That is to say,

 ‘The field of blood’.

{ heart }   [AC] 1v20

For it is written in the book of Psalms,

Let his habitation be desolate,
and let no man dwell therein:
And his bishopric let another take.

{ heart }   [AC] 1v21

Wherefore of these men
which have companied with us all the time
that the LORD JESUS went in and out among us,

{ heart }   [AC] 1v22

Beginning from the baptism of John,
unto that same day that HE was taken up from us,
must one be ordained to be a witness with us
of HIS resurrection.

{ heart }   [AC] 1v23

And they appointed two,

Joseph,
Called Barsabbas, who was surnamed Justus,
And
Matthias.

{ heart }   [AC] 1v24

And they prayed, and said,

THOU LORD, WHICH knowest the hearts of all men,
show whether of these two THOU hast chosen,

{ heart }   [AC] 1v25

That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship,
from which Judas by transgression fell,
that he might go to his own place.

{ heart }   [AC] 1v26

And they gave forth their lots, and the lot fell upon

Matthias,

And he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

» Acts 2

¶ Acts 2 v1-13

{ heart }   [AC] 2v1

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come,
they were all with one accord in one place.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v2

And suddenly there came a sound from heaven
as of a rushing mighty wind,
and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v3

And there appeared unto them
cloven tongues as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v4

And they were all filled with the HOLY GHOST,
and began to speak with other tongues,
as the SPIRIT gave them utterance.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v5

And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews,
devout men, out of every nation under heaven.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v6

Now when this was noised abroad,
the multitude came together, and were confounded,
because every man heard them speak
in his own language.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v7

And they were all amazed and marveled,
saying one to another,

Behold, are not all these which speak, Galilaeans?

{ heart }   [AC] 2v8

And how hear we every man in our own tongue,
wherein we were born?

{ heart }   [AC] 2v9

Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites,
and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea,
and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

{ heart }   [AC] 2v10

Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt,
and in the parts of Libya, about Cyrene,
and strangers of Rome, Jews and Proselytes,

{ heart }   [AC] 2v11

Cretes, and Arabians,
we do hear them speak in our tongues
the wonderful works of GOD.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v12

And they were all amazed, and were in doubt,
saying one to another,

What meaneth this?

{ heart }   [AC] 2v13

Others mocking said,

These men are full of new wine.

¶ Acts 2 v14-36

{ heart }   [AC] 2v14

But Peter standing up with the eleven,
lift 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:

{ heart }   [AC] 2v15

For these are not drunken, as ye suppose,
seeing it is but the third hour of the day.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v16

But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel,

{ heart }   [AC] 2v17

And it shall come to pass in the last days,

(Saith GOD)

I will pour out of MY SPIRIT upon all flesh:
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams:

{ heart }   [AC] 2v18

And on MY servants, and on MY handmaidens,
I will pour out in those days of MY SPIRIT,
and they shall prophesy:

{ heart }   [AC] 2v19

And I will show wonders in heaven above,
and signs in the earth beneath:
blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v20

The sun shall be turned into darkness,
and the moon into blood, before that great
and notable day of the LORD come.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v21

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call
on the NAME of the LORD, shall be saved.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v22

Ye men of Israel, hear these words:
JESUS of Nazareth,
a MAN approved of GOD among you,
by miracles, and wonders, and signs,
which GOD did by HIM in the midst of you,
as ye yourselves also know:

{ heart }   [AC] 2v23

HIM, being delivered by the determinate counsel
and foreknowledge of GOD, ye have taken,
and by wicked hands, have crucified, and slain:

{ heart }   [AC] 2v24

WHOM GOD hath raised up,
having loosed the pains of death,
because it was not possible
that HE should be holden of it.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v25

For David speaketh concerning HIM,

I foresaw the LORD always before my face,
for HE is on my right hand,
that I should not be moved.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v26

Therefore did my heart rejoice,
and my tongue was glad:
Moreover also, my flesh shall rest in hope,

{ heart }   [AC] 2v27

Because THOU wilt not leave my soul in hell,
neither wilt THOU suffer THINE HOLY ONE
to see corruption.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v28

THOU hast made known to me the ways of life, THOU shalt make me full of joy
with THY countenance.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v29

Men and brethren,
let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David,
that he is both dead and buried,
and his sepulcher is with us unto this day.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v30

Therefore being a prophet,
and knowing that GOD had sworn with an oath to him,
that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh,
HE would raise up CHRIST, to sit on his throne:

{ heart }   [AC] 2v31

He seeing this before,
spake of the resurrection of CHRIST,
that HIS soul was not left in hell,
neither HIS flesh did see corruption.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v32

THIS JESUS hath GOD raised up,
whereof we all are witnesses.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v33

Therefore being by the right hand of GOD exalted,
and having received of the FATHER
the promise of the HOLY GHOST,
HE hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v34

For David is not ascended into the heavens,
but he saith himself,


The LORD said unto my LORD,

Sit THOU on MY right hand,

{ heart }   [AC] 2v35

Until I make THY foes THY footstool.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v36

Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that GOD hath made THAT SAME JESUS,
WHOM ye have crucified, both LORD and CHRIST.

¶ Acts 2 v37-42

{ heart }   [AC] 2v37

Now when they heard this,
they were pricked in their heart,
and said unto Peter, and to the rest of the apostles,

Men and brethren, What shall we do?

{ heart }   [AC] 2v38

Then Peter said unto them,

Repent, and be baptized every one of you
in the NAME of JESUS CHRIST,
for the remission of sins,
and ye shall receive the gift of the HOLY GHOST.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v39

For the promise is unto you, and to your children,
and to all that are afar off,
even as many as the LORD our GOD shall call.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v40

And with many other words did he testify and exhort,
saying,

Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v41

Then they that gladly received his word,
were baptized:
and the same day there were added unto them
about three thousand souls.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v42

And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine
and fellowship,
and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

¶ Acts 2 v43-47

{ heart }   [AC] 2v43

And fear came upon every soul:
and many wonders and signs were done
by the apostles.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v44

And all that believed were together,
and had all things common,

{ heart }   [AC] 2v45

And sold their possessions and goods,
and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

{ heart }   [AC] 2v46

And they continuing daily with one accord
in the temple,
and breaking bread from house to house,
did eat their meat with gladness
and singleness of heart,

{ heart }   [AC] 2v47

Praising GOD, and having favor with all the people.
And the LORD added to the church daily
such as should be saved.

» Acts 3

¶ Acts 3 v1-8

{ heart }   [AC] 3v1

Now Peter and John went up together
into the temple
at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.

{ heart }   [AC] 3v2

And a certain man lame from his mother's womb,
was carried, whom they laid daily
at the gate of the temple which is called

Beautiful,

To ask alms of them that entered into the temple.

{ heart }   [AC] 3v3

Who seeing Peter and John
about to go into the temple, asked

An alms.

{ heart }   [AC] 3v4

And Peter fastening his eyes upon him, with John,
said,

Look on us.

{ heart }   [AC] 3v5

And he gave heed unto them,
expecting to receive something of them.

{ heart }   [AC] 3v6

Then Peter said,

Silver and gold have I none,
but such as I have, give I thee:

 ‘In the NAME of JESUS CHRIST of Nazareth,
rise up and walk’.

{ heart }   [AC] 3v7

And he took him by the right hand, and lift him up:
and immediately his feet and ankle bones
received strength.

{ heart }   [AC] 3v8

And he leaping up, stood, and walked,
and entered with them into the temple,
walking, and leaping, and praising GOD.

¶ Acts 3 v9-16

{ heart }   [AC] 3v9

And all the people saw him walking,
and praising GOD.

{ heart }   [AC] 3v10

And they knew that it was he which sat for alms
at the beautiful gate of the temple:
and they were filled with wonder and amazement
at that which had happened unto him.

{ heart }   [AC] 3v11

And as the lame man which was healed,
held Peter and John,
all the people ran together unto them
in the porch, that is called

Solomon's,

Greatly wondering.

{ heart }   [AC] 3v12

And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people,

Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this?
or why look ye so earnestly on us,
as though by our own power or holiness
we had made this man to walk?

{ heart }   [AC] 3v13

The GOD of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob,
the GOD of our fathers,
hath glorified HIS SON JESUS,
WHOM ye delivered up,
and denied in the presence of Pilate,
when he was determined to let HIM go.

{ heart }   [AC] 3v14

But ye denied the HOLY ONE, and the JUST,
and desired a murderer to be granted unto you,

{ heart }   [AC] 3v15

And killed the PRINCE of life,
WHOM GOD hath raised from the dead,
whereof we are witnesses.

{ heart }   [AC] 3v16

And HIS NAME through faith in HIS NAME
hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know:
yea, the faith which is by HIM, hath given him
this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

¶ Acts 3 v17-26

{ heart }   [AC] 3v17

And now brethren,
I wote that through ignorance ye did it,
as did also your rulers.

{ heart }   [AC] 3v18

But those things which GOD before had showed
by the mouth of all HIS prophets,
that CHRIST should suffer, HE hath so fulfilled.

{ heart }   [AC] 3v19

Repent ye therefore, and be converted,
that your sins may be blotted out,
when the times of refreshing shall come
from the presence of the LORD.

{ heart }   [AC] 3v20

And HE shall send JESUS CHRIST,
WHICH before was preached unto you.

{ heart }   [AC] 3v21

WHOM the heaven must receive,
until the times of restitution of all things,
which GOD hath spoken
by the mouth of all HIS holy prophets
since the world began.

{ heart }   [AC] 3v22

For Moses truly said unto the fathers,

A PROPHET
shall the LORD your GOD raise up unto you
of your brethren, like unto me,
HIM shall ye hear in all things
whatsoever HE shall say unto you.

{ heart }   [AC] 3v23

And it shall come to pass,
that every soul which will not hear THAT PROPHET,
shall be destroyed from among the people.

{ heart }   [AC] 3v24

Yea and all the prophets from Samuel
and those that follow after, as many as have spoken,
have likewise foretold of these days.

{ heart }   [AC] 3v25

Ye are the children of the prophets,
and of the covenant which GOD made with our fathers,
saying unto Abraham,


And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth
be blessed.

{ heart }   [AC] 3v26

Unto you first,
GOD having raised up HIS SON JESUS,
sent HIM to bless you,
in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

» Acts 4

¶ Acts 4 v1-4

{ heart }   [AC] 4v1

And as they spake unto the people,
the priests and the captain of the temple,
and the Sadducees came upon them,

{ heart }   [AC] 4v2

Being grieved that they taught the people,
and preached through JESUS

The resurrection from the dead.

{ heart }   [AC] 4v3

And they laid hands on them,
and put them in custody unto the next day:
for it was now eventide.

{ heart }   [AC] 4v4

Howbeit, many of them which heard the word,
believed,
and the number of the men was about five thousand.

¶ Acts 4 v5-12

{ heart }   [AC] 4v5

And it came to pass on the morrow,
that their rulers, and elders, and scribes,

{ heart }   [AC] 4v6

And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas,
and John, and Alexander,
and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest,
were gathered together at Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [AC] 4v7

And when they had set them in the midst,
they asked,

By what power, or by what name have ye done this?

{ heart }   [AC] 4v8

Then Peter, filled with the HOLY GHOST,
said unto them,

Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,

{ heart }   [AC] 4v9

If we this day be examined
of the good deed done to the impotent man,
by what means he is made whole,

{ heart }   [AC] 4v10

Be it known unto you all, and to all the people
of Israel,
that by the NAME of JESUS CHRIST of Nazareth,
WHOM ye crucified,
WHOM GOD raised from the dead, even by HIM,
doth this man stand here before you, whole.

{ heart }   [AC] 4v11

THIS is the STONE
WHICH was set at nought of you builders,
WHICH is become the HEAD of the corner.

{ heart }   [AC] 4v12

Neither is there salvation in any other:
for there is none other name under heaven
given among men whereby we must be saved.

¶ Acts 4 v13-22

{ heart }   [AC] 4v13

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John,
and perceived

That they were unlearned and ignorant men,

They marveled, and they took knowledge of them,

That they had been with JESUS.

{ heart }   [AC] 4v14

And beholding the man which was healed,
standing with them, they could say nothing against it.

{ heart }   [AC] 4v15

But when they had commanded them

To go aside out of the council,

They conferred among themselves,

{ heart }   [AC] 4v16

Saying,

What shall we do to these men?
for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done
by them
is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem,
and we cannot deny it.

{ heart }   [AC] 4v17

But that it spread no farther among the people,
let us straitly threaten them,

 ‘That they speak henceforth to no man
in THIS NAME’.

{ heart }   [AC] 4v18

And they called them, and commanded them

Not to speak at all,
nor teach in the NAME of JESUS.

{ heart }   [AC] 4v19

But Peter and John answered, and said unto them,

Whether it be right in the sight of GOD,
to hearken unto you more than unto GOD, judge ye.

{ heart }   [AC] 4v20

For we cannot but speak the things
which we have seen and heard.

{ heart }   [AC] 4v21

So when they had further threatened them,
they let them go,
finding nothing how they might punish them,
because of the people:
for all men glorified GOD for that which was done.

{ heart }   [AC] 4v22

For the man was above forty years old,
on whom this miracle of healing was showed.

¶ Acts 4 v23-31

{ heart }   [AC] 4v23

And being let go, they went to their own company,
and reported
all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.

{ heart }   [AC] 4v24

And when they heard that,
they lift up their voice to GOD with one accord,
and said,

LORD, THOU art GOD
WHICH hast made heaven and earth,
and the sea, and all that in them is,

{ heart }   [AC] 4v25

WHO by the mouth of THY servant David
hast said,


Why did the heathen rage,
and the people imagine vain things?

{ heart }   [AC] 4v26

The kings of the earth stood up,
and the rulers were gathered together
against the LORD, and against HIS CHRIST.

{ heart }   [AC] 4v27

For of a truth against THY HOLY CHILD JESUS,
WHOM THOU hast anointed,
both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles,
and the people of Israel were gathered together,

{ heart }   [AC] 4v28

For to do whatsoever THY hand
and THY counsel determined before to be done.

{ heart }   [AC] 4v29

And now LORD, behold their threatenings,
and grant unto THY servants,
that with all boldness they may speak THY word.

{ heart }   [AC] 4v30

By stretching forth THINE hand to heal:
and that signs and wonders may be done
by the NAME of THY HOLY CHILD JESUS.

{ heart }   [AC] 4v31

And when they had prayed, the place was shaken
where they were assembled together,
and they were all filled with the HOLY GHOST,
and they spake the word of GOD with boldness.

¶ Acts 4 v32-37

{ heart }   [AC] 4v32

And the multitude of those that believed,
were of one heart, and of one soul:
Neither said any of them
that ought of the things which he possessed,
was his own, but they had all things common.

{ heart }   [AC] 4v33

And with great power gave the apostles witness
of the resurrection of the LORD JESUS,
and great grace was upon them all.

{ heart }   [AC] 4v34

Neither was there any among them that lacked:
For as many as were possessors of lands, or houses,
sold them,
and brought the prices of the things that were sold,

{ heart }   [AC] 4v35

And laid them down at the apostles' feet:
And distribution was made unto every man
according as he had need.

{ heart }   [AC] 4v36

And Joseph, who by the apostles was surnamed

Barnabas

(Which is, being interpreted,

The son of consolation)

A Levite, and of the country of Cyprus,

{ heart }   [AC] 4v37

Having land, sold it, and brought the money,
and laid it at the apostles' feet.

» Acts 5

¶ Acts 5 v1-11

{ heart }   [AC] 5v1

But a certain man named

Ananias,

With Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,

{ heart }   [AC] 5v2

And kept back part of the price,
his wife also being privy to it,
and brought a certain part,
and laid it at the apostles' feet.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v3

But Peter said,

Ananias, Why hath Satan filled thine heart
to lie to the HOLY GHOST,
and to keep back part of the price of the land?

{ heart }   [AC] 5v4

While it remained, was it not thine own?
and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power?
why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart?
thou hast not lied unto men, but unto GOD.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v5

And Ananias hearing these words, fell down,
and gave up the ghost:
and great fear came on all them
that heard these things.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v6

And the young men arose, wound him up,
and carried him out, and buried him.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v7

And it was about the space of three hours after,
when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v8

And Peter answered unto her,

Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much?

And she said,

Yea, for so much.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v9

Then Peter said unto her,

How is it that ye have agreed together

 ‘To tempt the SPIRIT of the LORD?’ 

Behold, the feet of them which have buried
thy husband,
are at the door, and shall carry thee out.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v10

Then fell she down straightway at his feet,
and yielded up the ghost:


And the young men came in, and found her dead,
and carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v11

And great fear came upon all the church,
and upon as many as heard these things.

¶ Acts 5 v12-16

{ heart }   [AC] 5v12

And by the hands of the apostles,
were many signs and wonders wrought
among the people.
(And they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v13

And of the rest durst no man join himself to them:
But the people magnified them.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v14

And believers were the more added to the LORD,
multitudes both of men and women.)

{ heart }   [AC] 5v15

Insomuch that they brought forth the sick
into the streets,
and laid them on beds and couches,
that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by,
might overshadow some of them.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v16

There came also a multitude
out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem,
bringing sick folks,
and them which were vexed with Unclean Spirits:
and they were healed every one.

¶ Acts 5 v17-20

{ heart }   [AC] 5v17

Then the high priest rose up,
and all they that were with him,
(which is the sect of the Sadducees)
and were filled with indignation,

{ heart }   [AC] 5v18

And laid their hands on the apostles,
and put them in the common prison.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v19

But the Angel of the LORD by night
opened the prison doors, and brought them forth,
and said,

{ heart }   [AC] 5v20

Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people
all the words of this life.

¶ Acts 5 v21-33

{ heart }   [AC] 5v21

And when they heard that,
they entered into the temple early in the morning,
and taught:
but the high priest came, and they that were with him,
and called the council together,
and all the senate of the children of Israel,
and sent to the prison to have them brought.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v22

But when the officers came,
and found them not in the prison,
they returned, and told,

{ heart }   [AC] 5v23

Saying,

The prison truly found we shut with all safety,
and the keepers standing without before the doors,
but when we had opened, we found no man within.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v24

Now when the high priest,
and the captain of the temple, and the chief priests
heard these things,
they doubted of them whereunto this would grow.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v25

Then came one, and told them,
saying,

Behold, the men whom ye put in prison,
are standing in the temple, and teaching the people.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v26

Then went the captain with the officers,
and brought them without violence:
(For they feared the people,
lest they should have been stoned.)

{ heart }   [AC] 5v27

And when they had brought them,
they set them before the council,
and the high priest asked them,

{ heart }   [AC] 5v28

Saying,

Did not we straitly command you

 ‘That ye should not teach in THIS NAME?’ 

And behold, ye have filled Jerusalem
with your doctrine,
and intend to bring THIS MAN'S blood upon us.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v29

Then Peter and the other apostles answered,
and said,

We ought to obey GOD rather than men.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v30

The GOD of our fathers raised up JESUS,
WHOM ye slew and hanged on a tree.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v31

HIM hath GOD exalted with HIS right hand
to be a PRINCE and a SAVIOR,
to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v32

And we are HIS witnesses of these things,
and so is also the HOLY GHOST,
WHOM GOD hath given to them that obey HIM.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v33

When they heard that, they were cut to the heart,
and took counsel

To slay them.

¶ Acts 5 v34-39

{ heart }   [AC] 5v34

Then stood there up one in the council,
a Pharisee, named

Gamaliel,

A doctor of the law, held in reputation
among all the people, and commanded

To put the apostles forth a little space;

{ heart }   [AC] 5v35

And said unto them,

Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves,
what ye intend to do as touching these men.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v36

For before these days rose up Theudas,
boasting himself to be somebody,
to whom a number of men, about four hundred,
joined themselves:
who was slain, and all, as many as obeyed him,
were scattered, and brought to nought.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v37

After this man rose up Judas of Galilee,
in the days of the taxing,
and drew away much people after him:
he also perished,
and all, even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v38

And now I say unto you,
refrain from these men, and let them alone:
for if this counsel or this work be of men,
it will come to nought.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v39

But if it be of GOD, ye cannot overthrow it,
lest haply ye be found even to fight against GOD.

¶ Acts 5 v40-42

{ heart }   [AC] 5v40

And to him they agreed:
and when they had called the apostles,
and beaten them, they commanded

That they should not speak in the NAME of JESUS,

And let them go.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v41

And they departed from the presence of the council,
rejoicing that they were counted worthy
to suffer shame for HIS NAME.

{ heart }   [AC] 5v42

And daily in the temple, and in every house,
they ceased not to teach and preach

JESUS CHRIST.

» Acts 6

¶ Acts 6 v1-6

{ heart }   [AC] 6v1

And in those days,
when the number of the disciples was multiplied,
there arose a murmuring of the Grecians
against the Hebrews, because their widows
were neglected in the daily ministration.

{ heart }   [AC] 6v2

Then the twelve
called the multitude of the disciples unto them,
and said,

It is not fitting that we should leave the word of GOD,
and serve tables.

{ heart }   [AC] 6v3

Wherefore brethren, look ye among you
for seven men of honest report,
full of the HOLY GHOST, and wisdom,
whom we may appoint over this business.

{ heart }   [AC] 6v4

But we will give ourselves continually to prayer,
and to the ministry of the word.

{ heart }   [AC] 6v5

And the saying pleased the whole multitude:
and they chose Stephen,
a man full of faith and of the HOLY GHOST,
and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon,
and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch,

{ heart }   [AC] 6v6

Whom they set before the apostles:
and when they had prayed,
they laid their hands on them.

¶ Acts 6 v7

{ heart }   [AC] 6v7

And the word of GOD increased,
and the number of the disciples
multiplied in Jerusalem greatly,
and a great company of the priests
were obedient to the faith.

¶ Acts 6 v8-15

{ heart }   [AC] 6v8

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

{ heart }   [AC] 6v9

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.

{ heart }   [AC] 6v10

And they were not able to resist the wisdom
and the SPIRIT by which he spake.

{ heart }   [AC] 6v11

Then they suborned men which said,

We have heard him speak blasphemous words
against Moses, and against GOD.

{ heart }   [AC] 6v12

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,

{ heart }   [AC] 6v13

And set up false witnesses, which said,

This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words
against this holy place, and the law.

{ heart }   [AC] 6v14

For we have heard him say,

 ‘That THIS JESUS of Nazareth
shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs
which Moses delivered us’.

{ heart }   [AC] 6v15

And all that sat in the council,
looking steadfastly on him,
saw his face as it had been the face of an Angel.

» Acts 7

¶ Acts 7 v1-53

{ heart }   [AC] 7v1

Then said the high priest,

Are these things so?

{ heart }   [AC] 7v2

And he said,

Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken:
The GOD of glory appeared unto our father Abraham,
when he was in Mesopotamia,
before he dwelt in Haran,

{ heart }   [AC] 7v3

And said unto him,

Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred,
and come into the land which I shall show thee.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v4

Then came he out of the land of the Chaldeans,
and dwelt in Haran:
and from thence, when his father was dead,
he removed him into this land, wherein ye now dwell.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v5

And HE gave him none inheritance in it,
no not so much as to set his foot on: yet HE promised


That HE would give it to him for a possession,
and to his seed after him,


When as yet he had no child.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v6

And GOD spake on this wise,

That his seed should sojourn in a strange land,
and that they should bring them into bondage,
and entreat them four hundred years.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v7

And the nation to whom they shall be in bondage,
will I judge,


Said GOD:

And after that shall they come forth,
and serve ME in this place.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v8

And HE gave him the covenant of circumcision:
and so Abraham begat Isaac,
and circumcised him the eighth day:
and Isaac begat Jacob,
and Jacob begat the twelve patriarchs.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v9

And the patriarchs moved with envy,
sold Joseph into Egypt: but GOD was with him,

{ heart }   [AC] 7v10

And delivered him out of all his afflictions,
and gave him favor and wisdom
in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt:
and he made him governor over Egypt
and all his house.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v11

Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt,
and Canaan, and great affliction,
and our fathers found no sustenance.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v12

But when Jacob heard

 ‘That there was corn in Egypt,’ 

He sent out our fathers first.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v13

And at the second time
Joseph was made known to his brethren,
and Joseph's kindred was made known unto Pharaoh.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v14

Then sent Joseph, and called his fatherJacob to him,
and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v15

So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died,
he and our fathers,

{ heart }   [AC] 7v16

And were carried over into Shechem,
and laid in the sepulcher
that Abraham bought for a sum of money
of the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v17

But when the time of the promise drew nigh,
which GOD had sworn to Abraham,
the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,

{ heart }   [AC] 7v18

Till another king arose, which knew not Joseph.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v19

The same dealt subtilly with our kindred,
and evil entreated our fathers,
so that they cast out their young children,
to the end they might not live.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v20

In which time Moses was born,
and was exceeding fair,
and nourished up in his father's house three months;

{ heart }   [AC] 7v21

And when he was cast out,
Pharaoh's daughter took him up,
and nourished him for her own son.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v22

And Moses was learned in all the wisdom
of the Egyptians,
and was mighty in words and in deeds.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v23

And when he was full forty years old,
it came into his heart

 ‘To visit his brethren the children of Israel’.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v24

And seeing one of them suffer wrong,
he defended him,
and avenged him that was oppressed,
and smote the Egyptian.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v25

For he supposed his brethren would have understood

 ‘How that GOD by his hand would deliver them,’ 

But they understood not.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v26

And the next day he showed himself unto them
as they strove,
and would have set them at one again, saying,

 ‘Sirs, ye are brethren,
Why do ye wrong one to another?’ 

{ heart }   [AC] 7v27

But he that did his neighbor wrong, thrust him away,
saying,

 ‘Who made thee a ruler and a judge over us?

{ heart }   [AC] 7v28

Wilt thou kill me,
as thou diddest the Egyptian yesterday?

{ heart }   [AC] 7v29

Then fled Moses at this saying,
and was a stranger in the land of Midian,
where he begat two sons.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v30

And when forty years were expired,
there appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai
an Angel of the LORD in a flame of fire in a bush.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v31

When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight:
and as he drew near to behold it,
the VOICE of the LORD came unto him,

{ heart }   [AC] 7v32

Saying,

I AM the GOD of thy fathers,
the GOD of Abraham,
and the GOD of Isaac, and the GOD of Jacob.


Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v33

Then said the LORD to him,

Put off thy shoes from thy feet:
for the place where thou standest, is holy ground.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v34

I have seen,
I have seen the affliction of MY people
which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning,
and AM come down to deliver them:
And now come, I will send thee into Egypt.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v35

This Moses whom they refused,
saying,

 ‘Who made thee a ruler and a judge?’ 

The same did GOD send to be a ruler and a deliverer,
by the hands of the Angel
Which appeared to him in the bush.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v36

He brought them out,
after that he had showed wonders and signs
in the land of Egypt,
and in the Red Sea, and in the wilderness forty years.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v37

This is that Moses
which said unto the children of Israel,


A PROPHET
shall the LORD your GOD raise up unto you
of your brethren, like unto me: HIM shall ye hear.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v38

This is he that was in the church in the wilderness
with the Angel, Which spake to him in the Mount Sinai,
and with our fathers:
who received the lively oracles, to give unto us.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v39

To whom our fathers would not obey,
but thrust him from them,
and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,

{ heart }   [AC] 7v40

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 wote not what is become of him’.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v41

And they made a calf in those days,
and offered sacrifice unto the idol,
and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v42

Then GOD turned,
and gave them up to worship the host of heaven,
as it is written in the book of the prophets,


O ye house of Israel,
have ye offered to me slain beasts, and sacrifices
by the space of forty years in the wilderness?

{ heart }   [AC] 7v43

Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Molech,
and the star of your god Rephan,
figures which ye made, to worship them:
and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v44

Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness
in the wilderness,
as HE had appointed, speaking unto Moses,


That he should make it
according to the fashion that he had seen.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v45

Which also our fathers that came after,
brought in with JESUS
into the possession of the Gentiles,
whom GOD drove out before the face of our fathers,
unto the days of David,

{ heart }   [AC] 7v46

Who found favor before GOD,
and desired to find a tabernacle for the GOD of Jacob.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v47

But Solomon built HIM an house.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v48

Howbeit, the MOST HIGH dwelleth not in temples
made with hands, as saith the prophet,

{ heart }   [AC] 7v49

Heaven is MY throne, and earth is MY footstool:
What house will ye build ME, saith the LORD?
or what is the place of MY rest?

{ heart }   [AC] 7v50

Hath not MY hand made all these things?

{ heart }   [AC] 7v51

Ye stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart, and ears,
ye do always resist the HOLY GHOST?
as your fathers did, so do ye.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v52

Which of the prophets have not your fathers
persecuted? And they have slain them
which showed before of the coming of the JUST ONE,
of WHOM ye have been now the betrayers
and murderers:

{ heart }   [AC] 7v53

Who have received the law
by the disposition of Angels, and have not kept it.

¶ Acts 7 v54-60

{ heart }   [AC] 7v54

When they heard these things,
they were cut to the heart,
and they gnashed on him with their teeth.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v55

But he being full of the HOLY GHOST,
looked up steadfastly into heaven,
and saw the glory of GOD,
and JESUS standing on the right hand of GOD,

{ heart }   [AC] 7v56

And said,

Behold, I see the heavens opened,
and the SON of man standing on the right hand
of GOD.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v57

Then they cried out with a loud voice,
and stopped their ears,
and ran upon him with one accord,

{ heart }   [AC] 7v58

And cast him out of the city, and stoned him:
and the witnesses laid down their clothes
at a young man's feet, whose name was

Saul.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v59

And they stoned Stephen, calling upon GOD,
and saying,

LORD JESUS receive my spirit.

{ heart }   [AC] 7v60

And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice,

LORD lay not this sin to their charge.

And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

» Acts 8

¶ Acts 8 v1-4

{ heart }   [AC] 8v1

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 scattered abroad
throughout the regions of Judea, and Samaria,
except the apostles.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v2

And devout men carried Stephen to his burial,
and made great lamentation over him.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v3

As for Saul, he made havoc of the church,
entering into every house,
and haling men and women, committed them to prison.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v4

Therefore they that were scattered abroad,
went everywhere preaching the word.

¶ Acts 8 v5-13

{ heart }   [AC] 8v5

Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria,
and preached CHRIST unto them.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v6

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

{ heart }   [AC] 8v7

For Unclean Spirits, crying with a loud voice,
came out of many that were possessed with Them:
and many taken with palsies, and that were lame,
were healed.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v8

And there was great joy in that city.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v9

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.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v10

To whom they all gave heed,
from the least to the greatest, saying,

This man is the great power of GOD.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v11

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

{ heart }   [AC] 8v12

But when they believed Philip
preaching the things concerning

The kingdom of GOD,

And the NAME of JESUS CHRIST,


They were baptized, both men and women.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v13

Then Simon himself believed also:
and when he was baptized,
he continued with Philip, and wondered,
beholding the miracles and signs which were done.

¶ Acts 8 v14-25

{ heart }   [AC] 8v14

Now when the apostles
which were at Jerusalem, heard

That Samaria had received the word of GOD,

They sent unto them Peter and John.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v15

Who when they were come down, prayed for them

That they might receive the HOLY GHOST.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v16

(For as yet HE was fallen upon none of them:
only they were baptized
in the NAME of the LORD JESUS.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v17

Then laid they their hands on them,
and they received the HOLY GHOST.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v18

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

{ heart }   [AC] 8v19

Saying,

Give me also this power,
that on whomsoever I lay hands,
he may receive the HOLY GHOST.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v20

But Peter said unto him,

Thy money perish with thee,
because thou hast thought

 ‘That the gift of GOD may be purchased with money’.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v21

Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter,
for thy heart is not right in the sight of GOD.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v22

Repent therefore of this thy wickedness,
and pray GOD, if perhaps the thought of thine heart
may be forgiven thee.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v23

For I perceive

 ‘That thou art in the gall of bitterness,
and in the bond of iniquity’.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v24

Then answered Simon,
and said,

Pray ye to the LORD for me,
that none of these things which ye have spoken
come upon me.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v25

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.

¶ Acts 8 v26-40

{ heart }   [AC] 8v26

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.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v27

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,

{ heart }   [AC] 8v28

Was returning,
and sitting in his chariot, read Isaiah the prophet.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v29

Then the SPIRIT said unto Philip,

Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v30

And Philip ran thither to him,
and heard him read the prophet Isaiah, and said,

Understandest thou what thou readest?

{ heart }   [AC] 8v31

And he said,

How can I, except some man should guide me?

And he desired Philip

That he would come up and sit with him.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v32

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 the shearer,
so opened HE not HIS mouth:

{ heart }   [AC] 8v33

In HIS humiliation, HIS judgment was taken away:
and who shall declare HIS generation?
For HIS life is taken from the earth.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v34

And the eunuch answered Philip,
and said,

I pray thee, of WHOM speaketh the prophet this?
of himself, or of some other man?

{ heart }   [AC] 8v35

Then Philip opened his mouth,
and began at the same Scripture,
and preached unto him

JESUS.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v36

And as they went on their way,
they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said,

See, here is water,
what doth hinder me to be baptized?

{ heart }   [AC] 8v37

And Philip said,

If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest.

And he answered and said,

I believe

 ‘That JESUS CHRIST is the SON of GOD’.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v38

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.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v39

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.

{ heart }   [AC] 8v40

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

» Acts 9

¶ Acts 9 v1-31

{ heart }   [AC] 9v1

And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings
and slaughter against the disciples of the LORD,
went unto the high priest,

{ heart }   [AC] 9v2

And desired of him letters to Damascus,
to the synagogues,

That if he found any of this way,
whether they were men or women,
he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v3

And as he journeyed he came near Damascus,
and suddenly there shined round about him
a LIGHT from heaven.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v4

And he fell to the earth,
and heard a VOICE saying unto him,

Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou ME?

{ heart }   [AC] 9v5

And he said,

Who art THOU LORD?

And the LORD said,

I AM JESUS WHOM thou persecutest:
It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v6

And he trembling 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.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v7

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

{ heart }   [AC] 9v8

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 him into Damascus.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v9

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

{ heart }   [AC] 9v10

And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named

Ananias,

And to him said the LORD in a vision,

Ananias.

And he said,

Behold, I am here, LORD.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v11

And the LORD said unto him,

Arise, and go into the street, which is called

 ‘Straight,’ 

And enquire in the house of Judas, for one called

 ‘Saul of Tarsus:’ 

For behold, he prayeth,

{ heart }   [AC] 9v12

And hath seen in a vision a man named

 ‘Ananias’ 

Coming in, and putting his hand on him,
that he might receive his sight.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v13

Then Ananias answered,

LORD, I have heard by many of this man,

 ‘How much evil he hath done to THY Saints
at Jerusalem’:

{ heart }   [AC] 9v14

And here he hath authority from the chief priests

 ‘To bind all that call on THY NAME’.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v15

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.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v16

For I will show him how great things he must suffer
for MY NAME'S sake.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v17

And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house,
and putting his hands on him, said,

Brother Saul, the LORD (even JESUS
THAT appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest)
hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight,
and be filled with the HOLY GHOST.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v18

And immediately there fell from his eyes
as it had been scales, and he received sight forthwith,
and arose, and was baptized.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v19

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

{ heart }   [AC] 9v20

And straightway he preached

CHRIST

In the synagogues,

That HE is the SON of GOD.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v21

But all that heard him were amazed,
and said:

Is not this he that destroyed them
which called on THIS NAME in Jerusalem,
and came hither for that intent,

 ‘That he might bring them bound
unto the chief priests?’ 

{ heart }   [AC] 9v22

But Saul increased the more in strength,
and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus,
proving that THIS is very CHRIST.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v23

And after many days were fulfilled,
the Jews took counsel

To kill him.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v24

But their laying await was known of Saul:
and they watched the gates day and night to kill him.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v25

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

{ heart }   [AC] 9v26

And when Saul was come to Jerusalem,
he assayed to join himself to the disciples,
but they were all afraid of him,
and believed not that he was a disciple.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v27

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 JESUS.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v28

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

{ heart }   [AC] 9v29

And he spake boldly
in the NAME of the LORD JESUS,
and disputed against the Grecians: but they went about

To slay him.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v30

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

{ heart }   [AC] 9v31

Then had the churches rest throughout 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.

¶ Acts 9 v32-35

{ heart }   [AC] 9v32

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

{ heart }   [AC] 9v33

And there he found a certain man, named

Aeneas,

Which had kept his bed eight years,
and was sick of the palsy.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v34

And Peter said unto him,

Aeneas, JESUS CHRIST maketh thee whole:
arise, and make thy bed.


And he arose immediately.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v35

And all that dwelt at Lydda, and Sharon, saw him,
and turned to the LORD.

¶ Acts 9 v36-43

{ heart }   [AC] 9v36

Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple, named

Tabitha,

Which by interpretation is called

Dorcas:

This woman was full of good works,
and almsdeeds, which she did.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v37

And it came to pass in those days,
that she was sick, and died:
whom when they had washed,
they laid her in an upper chamber.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v38

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.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v39

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 showing the coats and garments
which Dorcas made, while she was with them.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v40

But Peter put them all forth,
and 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.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v41

And he gave her his hand, and lift her up:
and when he had called

The Saints and widows,

Presented her alive.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v42

And it was known throughout all Joppa,
and many believed in the LORD.

{ heart }   [AC] 9v43

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

» Acts 10

¶ Acts 10 v1-8

{ heart }   [AC] 10v1

There was a certain man in Caesarea, called

Cornelius,

A centurion of the band called

The Italian band,

{ heart }   [AC] 10v2

A devout man,
and one that feared GOD with all his house,
which gave much alms to the people,
and prayed to GOD alway.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v3

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,


Cornelius.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v4

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 GOD.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v5

And now send men to Joppa, and call for one

 ‘Simon,’ 

Whose surname is

 ‘Peter’.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v6

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

{ heart }   [AC] 10v7

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;

{ heart }   [AC] 10v8

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

¶ Acts 10 v9-24

{ heart }   [AC] 10v9

On the morrow as they went on their journey,
and drew nigh unto the city,
Peter went up upon the housetop to pray,
about the sixth hour.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v10

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

{ heart }   [AC] 10v11

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

{ heart }   [AC] 10v12

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

{ heart }   [AC] 10v13

And there came a VOICE to him,

Rise, Peter: kill, and eat.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v14

But Peter said,

Not so, LORD; for I have never eaten any thing
that is common or unclean.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v15

And the VOICE spake unto him again
the second time,

What GOD hath cleansed,
that call not thou common.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v16

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

{ heart }   [AC] 10v17

Now while Peter doubted in himself

What this vision which he had seen, should mean:

Behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius,
had made enquiry for Simon's house,
and stood before the gate,

{ heart }   [AC] 10v18

And called, and asked

Whether Simon, which was surnamed

 ‘Peter,’ 

Were lodged there.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v19

While Peter thought on the vision,
the SPIRIT said unto him,

Behold, three men seek thee.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v20

Arise therefore, and get thee down,
and go with them, doubting nothing:
for I have sent them.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v21

Then Peter went down to the men,
which were sent unto him from Cornelius,
and said,

Behold, I am he, whom ye seek:
what is the cause wherefore ye are come?

{ heart }   [AC] 10v22

And they said,

Cornelius the centurion,
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.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v23

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

{ heart }   [AC] 10v24

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

¶ Acts 10 v25-48

{ heart }   [AC] 10v25

And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him,
and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v26

But Peter took him up,
saying,

Stand up, I myself also am a man.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v27

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

{ heart }   [AC] 10v28

And he said unto them,

Ye know how that 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 showed me,
that I should not call any man common or unclean.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v29

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?’ 

{ heart }   [AC] 10v30

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 clothing,

{ heart }   [AC] 10v31

And said,

Cornelius, thy prayer is heard,
and thine alms are had in remembrance
in the sight of GOD.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v32

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 seaside,
who when he cometh, shall speak unto thee.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v33

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.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v34

Then Peter opened his mouth, and said,

Of a truth I perceive

 ‘That GOD is no respecter of persons’:

{ heart }   [AC] 10v35

But in every nation he that feareth HIM,
and worketh righteousness, is accepted with HIM.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v36

The word which GOD sent unto the children of Israel,
preaching peace by JESUS CHRIST
(HE is LORD of all.)

{ heart }   [AC] 10v37

That word (I say) ye know,
which was published throughout all Judea,
and began from Galilee,
after the baptism which John preached:

{ heart }   [AC] 10v38

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.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v39

And we are witnesses of all things which HE did
both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem,
WHOM they slew and hanged on a tree.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v40

HIM GOD raised up the third day,
and showed HIM openly,

{ heart }   [AC] 10v41

Not to all the people,
but unto witnesses chosen before of GOD,
even to us, who did eat and drink with HIM
after HE rose from the dead.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v42

And HE commanded us

To preach unto the people, and to testify

 ‘That IT is HE WHICH was ordained of GOD
to be the JUDGE of quick and dead’.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v43

To HIM give all the prophets witness,

 ‘That through HIS NAME
whosoever believeth in HIM,
shall receive remission of sins’.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v44

While Peter yet spake these words,
the HOLY GHOST fell on all them
which heard the word.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v45

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.

{ heart }   [AC] 10v46

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

{ heart }   [AC] 10v47

Can any man forbid water,
that these should not be baptized,
which have received the HOLY GHOST,
as well as we?

{ heart }   [AC] 10v48

And he commanded them

To be baptized in the NAME of the LORD.

Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

» Acts 11

¶ Acts 11 v1-18

{ heart }   [AC] 11v1

And the apostles,
and brethren that were in Judea heard

That the Gentiles
had also received the word of GOD.

{ heart }   [AC] 11v2

And when Peter was come up to Jerusalem,
they that were of the circumcision contended with him,

{ heart }   [AC] 11v3

Saying,

Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised,
and diddest eat with them.

{ heart }   [AC] 11v4

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

{ heart }   [AC] 11v5

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’.

{ heart }   [AC] 11v6

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

{ heart }   [AC] 11v7

And I heard a VOICE saying unto me,

Arise, Peter: slay and eat.

{ heart }   [AC] 11v8

But I said,

 ‘Not so, LORD: for nothing common or unclean
hath at any time entered into my mouth’.

{ heart }   [AC] 11v9

But the VOICE answered me again from heaven,

What GOD hath cleansed,
that call not thou common.

{ heart }   [AC] 11v10

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

{ heart }   [AC] 11v11

And behold, immediately there were three men
already come unto the house where I was,
sent from Caesarea unto me.

{ heart }   [AC] 11v12

And the SPIRIT bade me

Go with them, nothing doubting:

Moreover, these six brethren accompanied me,
and we entered into the man's house:

{ heart }   [AC] 11v13

And he showed 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’:

{ heart }   [AC] 11v14

Who shall tell thee words,
whereby thou, and all thy house shall be saved.

{ heart }   [AC] 11v15

And as I began to speak,
the HOLY GHOST fell on them,
as on us at the beginning.

{ heart }   [AC] 11v16

Then remembered I the word of the LORD,
how HE said,


John indeed baptized with water:
but ye shall be baptized with the HOLY GHOST.

{ heart }   [AC] 11v17

Forasmuch then as GOD gave them the like gift
as HE did unto us,
who believed on the LORD JESUS CHRIST:
what was I that I could withstand GOD?

{ heart }   [AC] 11v18

When they heard these things,
they held their peace, and glorified GOD,
saying,

Then hath GOD also to the Gentiles
granted repentance unto life.

¶ Acts 11 v19-24

{ heart }   [AC] 11v19

Now they which were scattered abroad
upon the persecution that arose about Stephen,
traveled as far as Phoenicia, and Cyprus, and Antioch,
preaching the word to none, but unto the Jews only.

{ heart }   [AC] 11v20

And some of them were men of Cyprus, and Cyrene,
which when they were come to Antioch,
spake unto the Grecians, preaching

The LORD JESUS.

{ heart }   [AC] 11v21

And the hand of the LORD was with them:
and a great number believed,
and turned unto the LORD.

{ heart }   [AC] 11v22

Then tidings of these things came
unto the ears of the church, which was in Jerusalem:
and they sent forth Barnabas,

That he should go as far as Antioch.

{ heart }   [AC] 11v23

Who when he came, and had seen the grace of GOD,
was glad, and exhorted them all,

That with purpose of heart
they would cleave unto the LORD.

{ heart }   [AC] 11v24

For he was a good man,
and full of the HOLY GHOST, and of faith:
and much people was added unto the LORD.

¶ Acts 11 v25-26

{ heart }   [AC] 11v25

Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul.

{ heart }   [AC] 11v26

And when he had found him,
he brought him unto Antioch.
And it came to pass, that a whole year
they assembled themselves with the church,
and taught much people, and the disciples were called

Christians

First in Antioch.

¶ Acts 11 v27-30

{ heart }   [AC] 11v27

And in these days,
came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch.

{ heart }   [AC] 11v28

And there stood up one of them named

Agabus,

And signified by the SPIRIT

That there should be great famine
throughout all the world:


Which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar.

{ heart }   [AC] 11v29

Then the disciples,
every man according to his ability, determined

To send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judea.

{ heart }   [AC] 11v30

Which also they did, and sent it to the elders
by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

» Acts 12

¶ Acts 12 v1-17

{ heart }   [AC] 12v1

Now about that time
Herod the king stretched forth his hands,
to vex certain of the church.

{ heart }   [AC] 12v2

And he killed James the brother of John
with the sword.

{ heart }   [AC] 12v3

And because he saw it pleased the Jews,
he proceeded further, to take Peter also.
(Then were the days of unleavened bread.)

{ heart }   [AC] 12v4

And when he had apprehended him,
he put him in prison,
and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers

To keep him,

Intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.

{ heart }   [AC] 12v5

Peter therefore was kept in prison,
but prayer was made without ceasing
of the church unto GOD for him.

{ heart }   [AC] 12v6

And when Herod would have brought him forth,
the same night Peter was sleeping
between two soldiers, bound with two chains,
and the keepers before the door kept the prison.

{ heart }   [AC] 12v7

And behold, the Angel of the LORD came upon him,
and a light shined in the prison:
and He smote Peter on the side, and raised him up,
saying,

Arise up quickly.

And his chains fell off from his hands.

{ heart }   [AC] 12v8

And the Angel said unto him,

Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals:

And so he did. And He saith unto him,

Cast thy garment about thee, and follow Me.

{ heart }   [AC] 12v9

And he went out, and followed Him,
and wist not that it was true
which was done by the Angel:
but thought he saw a vision.

{ heart }   [AC] 12v10

When they were past the first and the second ward,
they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city,
which opened to them of his own accord:
and they went out and passed on through one street,
and forthwith the Angel departed from him.

{ heart }   [AC] 12v11

And when Peter was come to himself,
he said,

Now I know of a surety,
that the LORD hath sent HIS Angel,
and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod,
and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.

{ heart }   [AC] 12v12

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 together praying.

{ heart }   [AC] 12v13

And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate,
a damsel came to hearken, named

Rhoda.

{ heart }   [AC] 12v14

And when she knew Peter's voice,
she opened not the gate for gladness,
but ran in, and told

How Peter stood before the gate.

{ heart }   [AC] 12v15

And they said unto her,

Thou art mad.

But she constantly affirmed that it was even so.
Then said they,

It is his Angel.

{ heart }   [AC] 12v16

But Peter continued knocking:
and when they had opened the door, and saw him,
they were astonished.

{ heart }   [AC] 12v17

But he beckoning unto them with the hand,
to hold their peace, declared unto them

How the LORD had brought him out of the prison.

And he said,

Go show these things unto James,
and to the brethren.


And he departed, and went into another place.

¶ Acts 12 v18-23

{ heart }   [AC] 12v18

Now as soon as it was day,
there was no small stir among the soldiers,
what was become of Peter.

{ heart }   [AC] 12v19

And when Herod had sought for him,
and found him not, he examined the keepers,
and commanded

That they should be put to death.

And he went down from Judea to Caesarea,
and there abode.

{ heart }   [AC] 12v20

And Herod was highly displeased with them
of Tyre and Sidon:
but they came with one accord to him,
and having made Blastus the king's chamberlain
their friend, desired peace,
because their country was nourished
by the king's country.

{ heart }   [AC] 12v21

And upon a set day Herod arrayed in royal apparel,
sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them.

{ heart }   [AC] 12v22

And the people gave a shout,
saying,

It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.

{ heart }   [AC] 12v23

And immediately the Angel of the LORD smote him,
because he gave not GOD the glory,
and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

¶ Acts 12 v24-25

{ heart }   [AC] 12v24

But the word of GOD grew, and multiplied.

{ heart }   [AC] 12v25

And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem,
when they had fulfilled their ministry,
and took with them John, whose surname was

Mark.

» Acts 13

¶ Acts 13 v1-3

{ heart }   [AC] 13v1

Now there were in the church that was at Antioch,
certain prophets and teachers:
as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called

Niger,

And Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen,
which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch,
and Saul.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v2

As they ministered to the LORD, and fasted,
the HOLY GHOST said,

Separate ME Barnabas and Saul,
for the work whereunto I have called them.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v3

And when they had fasted and prayed,
and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

¶ Acts 13 v4-12

{ heart }   [AC] 13v4

So they being sent forth by the HOLY GHOST,
departed unto Seleucia,
and from thence they sailed to Cyprus.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v5

And when they were at Salamis,
they preached the word of GOD
in the synagogues of the Jews:
and they had also John to their minister.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v6

And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos,
they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet,
a Jew, whose name was

Barjesus:

{ heart }   [AC] 13v7

Which was with the deputy
of the country Sergius Paulus,
a prudent man: who called for

Barnabas and Saul,

And desired

To hear the word of GOD.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v8

But Elymas,

The sorcerer

(For so is his name by interpretation), withstood them,
seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v9

Then Saul (who also is called

Paul)

Filled with the HOLY GHOST, set his eyes on him,

{ heart }   [AC] 13v10

And said,

O full of all subtlety and all mischief,
thou child of the Devil, thou enemy of all righteousness,
wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways
of the LORD?

{ heart }   [AC] 13v11

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.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v12

Then the deputy when he saw what was done,
believed,
being astonished at the doctrine of the LORD.

¶ Acts 13 v13-43

{ heart }   [AC] 13v13

Now when Paul and his company loosed
from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia:
and John departing from them, returned to Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v14

But when they departed from Perga,
they came to Antioch in Pisidia,
and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day,
and sat down.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v15

And after the reading of the law and the prophets,
the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them,
saying,

Ye men and brethren,
if ye have any word of exhortation for the people,
say on.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v16

Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand,
said,

Men of Israel, and ye that fear GOD,
give audience.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v17

The GOD of this people of Israel chose our fathers,
and exalted the people
when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt,
and with an high arm brought HE them out of it.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v18

And about the time of forty years
suffered HE their manners in the wilderness.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v19

And when HE had destroyed seven nations
in the land of Canaan,
HE divided their land to them by lot:

{ heart }   [AC] 13v20

And after that HE gave unto them judges,
about the space of four hundred and fifty years
until Samuel the prophet.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v21

And afterward they desired a king,
and GOD gave unto them Saul the son of Kish,
a man of the tribe of Benjamin,
by the space of forty years.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v22

And when HE had removed him,
HE raised up unto them David to be their king,
to whom also HE gave testimony, and said,

I have found David the son of Jesse,
a man after MINE OWN heart,
which shall fulfill all MY will.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v23

Of this man's seed hath GOD,
according to HIS promise,
raised unto Israel a SAVIOR, JESUS:

{ heart }   [AC] 13v24

When John had first preached before HIS coming,

 ‘The baptism of repentance’ 

To all the people of Israel.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v25

And as John fulfilled his course,
he said,

 ‘Whom think ye that I am? I am not HE.
But behold, there cometh ONE after me,
WHOSE shoes of HIS feet I am not worthy to loose.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v26

Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham,
and whosoever among you feareth GOD,
to you is the word of this salvation sent.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v27

For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers,
because they knew HIM not,
nor yet the voices of the prophets
which are read every Sabbath day,
they have fulfilled them in condemning HIM.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v28

And though they found no cause of death in HIM,
yet desired they Pilate that HE should be slain.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v29

And when they had fulfilled
all that was written of HIM,
they took HIM down from the tree,
and laid HIM in a sepulcher.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v30

But GOD raised HIM from the dead.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v31

And HE was seen many days of them
which came up with HIM from Galilee to Jerusalem,
who are HIS witnesses unto the people.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v32

And we declare unto you glad tidings,
how the promise which was made unto the fathers,

{ heart }   [AC] 13v33

GOD hath fulfilled the same unto us their children,
in that HE hath raised up JESUS again,
as it is also written in the second Psalm:


THOU art MY SON,
this day have I begotten THEE.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v34

And as concerning that HE raised HIM up
from the dead, now no more to return to corruption,
HE said on this wise,


I will give you the sure mercies of David.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v35

Wherefore, HE saith also in another Psalm,

THOU shalt not suffer THINE HOLY ONE
to see corruption.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v36

For David, after he had served his own generation
by the will of GOD, fell on sleep,
and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:

{ heart }   [AC] 13v37

But HE WHOM GOD raised again,
saw no corruption.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v38

Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren,
that through THIS MAN is preached unto you

 ‘The forgiveness of sins’.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v39

And by HIM all that believe are justified
from all things,
from which ye could not be justified
by the law of Moses.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v40

Beware therefore, lest that come upon you
which is spoken of in the prophets,

{ heart }   [AC] 13v41

Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish:
for I work a work in your days,
a work which ye shall in no wise believe,
though a man declare it unto you.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v42

And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue,
the Gentiles besought

That these words might be preached to them
the next Sabbath.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v43

Now when the congregation was broken up,
many of the Jews, and religious proselytes
followed Paul and Barnabas, who speaking to them,
persuaded them to continue in the grace of GOD.

¶ Acts 13 v44-49

{ heart }   [AC] 13v44

And the next Sabbath day came
almost the whole city together
to hear the word of GOD.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v45

But when the Jews saw the multitudes,
they were filled with envy,
and spake against those things
which were spoken by Paul,
contradicting, and blaspheming.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v46

Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold,
and said,

It was necessary that the word of GOD
should first have been spoken to you:
but seeing ye put it from you,
and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life,
lo, we turn to the Gentiles.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v47

For so hath the LORD commanded us,
saying,

I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles,
that thou shouldest be for salvation
unto the ends of the earth.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v48

And when the Gentiles heard this,
they were glad, and glorified the word of the LORD:
and as many as were ordained to eternal life, believed.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v49

And the word of the LORD was published
throughout all the region.

¶ Acts 13 v50-52

{ heart }   [AC] 13v50

But the Jews stirred up
the devout and honorable women,
and the chief men of the city,
and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas,
and expelled them out of their coasts.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v51

But they shook off the dust of their feet against them,
and came unto Iconium.

{ heart }   [AC] 13v52

And the disciples were filled with joy,
and with the HOLY GHOST.

» Acts 14

¶ Acts 14 v1-4

{ heart }   [AC] 14v1

And it came to pass in Iconium,
that they went both together into the synagogue
of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude,
both of the Jews and also of the Greeks, believed.

{ heart }   [AC] 14v2

But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles,
and made their minds evil affected
against the brethren.

{ heart }   [AC] 14v3

A long time therefore abode they
speaking boldly in the LORD,
WHICH gave testimony unto the word of HIS grace,
and granted signs and wonders to be done
by their hands.

{ heart }   [AC] 14v4

But the multitude of the city was divided:
and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles.

¶ Acts 14 v5-18

{ heart }   [AC] 14v5

And when there was an assault made
both of the Gentiles, and also of the Jews
with their rulers,

To use them despitefully, and to stone them,

{ heart }   [AC] 14v6

They were ware of it, and fled unto Lystra and Derbe,
cities of Lycaonia,
and unto the region that lieth round about.

{ heart }   [AC] 14v7

And there they preached

The Gospel.

{ heart }   [AC] 14v8

And there sat a certain man at Lystra,
impotent in his feet,
being a cripple from his mother's womb,
who never had walked.

{ heart }   [AC] 14v9

The same heard Paul speak:
who steadfastly beholding him, and perceiving

That he had faith to be healed,

{ heart }   [AC] 14v10

Said with a loud voice,

Stand upright on thy feet;

And he leaped and walked.

{ heart }   [AC] 14v11

And when the people saw what Paul had done,
they lift up their voices,
saying in the speech of Lycaonia,

The gods are come down to us
in the likeness of men.

{ heart }   [AC] 14v12

And they called Barnabas

Jupiter,

And Paul

Mercurius,

Because he was the chief speaker.

{ heart }   [AC] 14v13

Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city,
brought oxen, and garlands unto the gates,
and would have done sacrifice with the people.

{ heart }   [AC] 14v14

Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul heard of,
they rent their clothes,
and ran in among the people, crying out,

{ heart }   [AC] 14v15

And saying,

Sirs, Why do ye these things?
We also are men of like passions with you,
and preach unto you,

 ‘That ye should turn from these vanities,
unto the living GOD,
WHICH made heaven and earth,
and the sea, and all things that are therein’.

{ heart }   [AC] 14v16

WHO in times past,
suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.

{ heart }   [AC] 14v17

Nevertheless, HE left not HIMSELF without witness,
in that HE did good,
and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons,
filling our hearts with food and gladness.

{ heart }   [AC] 14v18

And with these sayings
scarce restrained they the people,
that they had not done sacrifice unto them.

¶ Acts 14 v19-20

{ heart }   [AC] 14v19

And there came thither certain Jews
from Antioch and Iconium,
who persuaded the people, and having stoned Paul,
drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead.

{ heart }   [AC] 14v20

Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him,
he rose up, and came into the city,
and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.

¶ Acts 14 v21-28

{ heart }   [AC] 14v21

And when they had preached

The Gospel

To that city, and had taught many,
they returned again to Lystra,
and to Iconium, and Antioch,

{ heart }   [AC] 14v22

Confirming the souls of the disciples,
and exhorting them

To continue in the faith,
and that we must through much tribulation enter into

The kingdom of GOD.

{ heart }   [AC] 14v23

And when they had ordained them elders
in every church, and had prayed with fasting,
they commended them to the LORD,
on WHOM they believed.

{ heart }   [AC] 14v24

And after they had passed throughout Pisidia,
they came to Pamphylia.

{ heart }   [AC] 14v25

And when they had preached the word in Perga,
they went down into Attalia,

{ heart }   [AC] 14v26

And thence sailed to Antioch,
from whence they had been recommended
to the grace of GOD, for the work which they fulfilled.

{ heart }   [AC] 14v27

And when they were come,
and had gathered the church together,
they rehearsed all that GOD had done with them,
and how HE had opened the door of faith
unto the Gentiles.

{ heart }   [AC] 14v28

And there they abode a long time with the disciples.

» Acts 15

¶ Acts 15 v1-29

{ heart }   [AC] 15v1

And certain men who came down from Judea,
taught the brethren, and said,

Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses,
ye cannot be saved.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v2

When therefore Paul and Barnabas
had no small dissension and disputation with them,
they determined

That Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them,
should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders
about this question.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v3

And being brought on their way by the church,
they passed through Phoenicia and Samaria,
declaring the conversion of the Gentiles:
and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v4

And when they were come to Jerusalem,
they were received of the church,
and of the apostles, and elders, and they declared
all things that GOD had done with them.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v5

But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees
which believed, saying

That it was needful to circumcise them,
and to command them to keep the law of Moses.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v6

And the apostles and elders came together
for to consider of this matter.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v7

And when there had been much disputing,
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 my mouth should hear
the word of the Gospel, and believe.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v8

And GOD, WHICH knoweth the hearts,
bare them witness, giving them the HOLY GHOST,
even as HE did unto us,

{ heart }   [AC] 15v9

And put no difference between us and them,
purifying their hearts by faith.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v10

Now therefore why tempt ye GOD,
to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples,
which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?

{ heart }   [AC] 15v11

But we believe that through the grace
of the LORD JESUS CHRIST,
we shall be saved even as they.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v12

Then all the multitude kept silence,
and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring

What miracles and wonders GOD had wrought
among the Gentiles by them.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v13

And after they had held their peace,
James answered, saying,

Men and brethren, hearken unto me;

{ heart }   [AC] 15v14

Simeon hath declared
how GOD at the first did visit the Gentiles
to take out of them a people for HIS NAME.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v15

And to this agree the words of the prophets,
as it is written,

{ heart }   [AC] 15v16

After this I will return,
and will build again the tabernacle of David,
which is fallen down:
and I will build again the ruins thereof,
and I will set it up:

{ heart }   [AC] 15v17

That the residue of men might seek
after the LORD, and all the Gentiles,
upon whom MY NAME is called,


Saith the LORD,

WHO doeth all these things.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v18

Known unto GOD are all HIS works,
from the beginning of the world.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v19

Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them,
which from among the Gentiles are turned to GOD:

{ heart }   [AC] 15v20

But that we write unto them,

 ‘That they abstain from pollutions of idols,
and from fornication,
and from things strangled, and from blood’.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v21

For Moses of old time
hath in every city them that preach him,
being read in the synagogues every Sabbath day.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v22

Then pleased it the apostles and elders,
with the whole church,

To send chosen men of their own company
to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas:


Namely, Judas, surnamed

Barsabbas,

And Silas, chief men among the brethren,

{ heart }   [AC] 15v23

And they wrote letters by them after this manner,

The apostles and elders, and brethren,
send greeting unto the brethren,
which are of the Gentiles
in Antioch, and Syria, and Cilicia.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v24

Forasmuch as we have heard

 ‘That certain which went out from us,
have troubled you with words, subverting your souls,
saying,

Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law,

 ‘To whom we gave no such commandment:

{ heart }   [AC] 15v25

It seemed good unto us,
being assembled with one accord,
to send chosen men unto you
with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,

{ heart }   [AC] 15v26

Men that have hazarded their lives
for the NAME of our LORD JESUS CHRIST.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v27

We have sent therefore Judas and Silas,
who shall also tell you the same things by mouth.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v28

For it seemed good to the HOLY GHOST, and to us,
to lay upon you no greater burden
than these necessary things;

{ heart }   [AC] 15v29

That ye abstain from meats offered to idols,
and from blood, and from things strangled,
and from fornication:
from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well.
Fare ye well.

¶ Acts 15 v30-39

{ heart }   [AC] 15v30

So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch:
and when they had gathered the multitude together,
they delivered the epistle.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v31

Which when they had read,
they rejoiced for the consolation.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v32

And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves,
exhorted the brethren with many words,
and confirmed them:

{ heart }   [AC] 15v33

And after they had tarried there a space,
they were let go in peace
from the brethren unto the apostles.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v34

Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v35

Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch,
teaching and preaching the word of the LORD,
with many others also.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v36

And some days after, Paul said unto Barnabas,

Let us go again and visit our brethren,
in every city where we have preached
the word of the LORD, and see how they do.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v37

And Barnabas determined to take with them John,
whose surname was

Mark.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v38

But Paul thought it not good to take him with them;
who departed from them from Pamphylia,
and went not with them to the work.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v39

And the contention was so sharp between them,
that they departed asunder one from the other:
and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus.

¶ Acts 15 v40-41

{ heart }   [AC] 15v40

And Paul chose Silas, and departed,
being recommended by the brethren
unto the grace of GOD.

{ heart }   [AC] 15v41

And he went through Syria and Cilicia,
confirming the churches.

» Acts 16

¶ Acts 16 v1-8

{ heart }   [AC] 16v1

Then came he to Derbe, and Lystra:
and behold, a certain disciple was there, named

Timothy,

The son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess,
and believed: but his father was a Greek:

{ heart }   [AC] 16v2

Which was well reported of by the brethren
that were at Lystra and Iconium.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v3

Him would Paul have to go forth with him,
and took, and circumcised him
because of the Jews which were in those quarters:
for they knew all

That his father was a Greek.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v4

And as they went through the cities,
they delivered them the decrees for to keep,
that were ordained of the apostles and elders,
which were at Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v5

And so were the churches established in the faith,
and increased in number daily.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v6

Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia,
and the region of Galatia,
and were forbidden by the HOLY GHOST
to preach the word in Asia,

{ heart }   [AC] 16v7

After they were come to Mysia,
they attempted to go into Bithynia:
but the SPIRIT suffered them not.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v8

And they passing by Mysia, came down to Troas.

¶ Acts 16 v9-10

{ heart }   [AC] 16v9

And a vision appeared to Paul in the night:

 ‘There stood a man of Macedonia,
and prayed him, saying,

Come over into Macedonia, and help us’.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v10

And after he had seen the vision,
immediately we endeavored to go into Macedonia,
assuredly gathering that the LORD had called us
for to preach the Gospel unto them.

¶ Acts 16 v11-15

{ heart }   [AC] 16v11

Therefore loosing from Troas,
we came with a straight course to Samothracia,
and the next day to Neapolis:

{ heart }   [AC] 16v12

And from thence to Philippi,
which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia,
and a colony:
and we were in that city abiding certain days.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v13

And on the Sabbath we went out of the city
by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made,
and we sat down,
and spake unto the women which resorted thither.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v14

And a certain woman named

 ‘Lydia,’ 

A seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira,
which worshipped GOD, heard us:
whose heart the LORD opened,
that she attended unto the things
which were spoken of Paul.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v15

And when she was baptized, and her household,
she besought us, saying,

 ‘If ye have judged me to be faithful to the LORD,
come into my house, and abide there.’ 

And she constrained us.

¶ Acts 16 v16-24

{ heart }   [AC] 16v16

And it came to pass, as we went to prayer,
a certain damsel possessed
with a Spirit of divination, met us:
which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v17

The same followed Paul and us, and cried,
saying,

 ‘These men are the servants
of the MOST HIGH GOD,
which show unto us the way of salvation.’

{ heart }   [AC] 16v18

And this did she many days:
but Paul being grieved, turned and said to the Spirit,

I command Thee in the NAME of JESUS CHRIST, to come out of her.

And He came out the same hour.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v19

And when her masters saw
that the hope of their gains was gone,
they caught Paul and Silas,
and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers,

{ heart }   [AC] 16v20

And brought them to the magistrates,
saying,

These men being Jews,
do exceedingly trouble our city,

{ heart }   [AC] 16v21

And teach customs
which are not lawful for us to receive,
neither to observe, being Romans.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v22

And the multitude rose up together against them,
and the magistrates rent off their clothes,
and commanded

To beat them.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v23

And when they had laid many stripes upon them,
they cast them into prison, charging the jailer

To keep them safely.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v24

Who having received such a charge,
thrust them into the inner prison,
and made their feet fast in the stocks.

¶ Acts 16 v25-40

{ heart }   [AC] 16v25

And at midnight, Paul and Silas prayed,
and sang praises unto GOD:
and the prisoners heard them.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v26

And suddenly there was a great earthquake,
so that the foundations of the prison were shaken:
and immediately all the doors were opened,
and every one's bands were loosed.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v27

And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep,
and seeing the prison doors open, drew out his sword,
and would have killed himself, supposing

That the prisoners had been fled.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v28

But Paul cried with a loud voice,
saying,

Do thyself no harm, for we are all here.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v29

Then he called for a light, and sprang in,
and came trembling,
and fell down before Paul and Silas,

{ heart }   [AC] 16v30

And brought them out,
and said,

Sirs, what must I do to be saved?

{ heart }   [AC] 16v31

And they said,

Believe on the LORD JESUS CHRIST,
and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v32

And they spake unto him the word of the LORD,
and to all that were in his house.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v33

And he took them the same hour of the night,
and washed their stripes,
and was baptized, he and all his, straightway.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v34

And when he had brought them into his house,
he set meat before them,
and rejoiced, believing in GOD, with all his house.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v35

And when it was day,
the magistrates sent the sergeants, saying,

Let those men go.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v36

And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul,

The magistrates have sent to let you go:
Now therefore depart, and go in peace.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v37

But Paul said unto them,

They have beaten us openly uncondemned,
being Romans, and have cast us into prison,
and now do they thrust us out privily?
Nay verily, but let them come themselves,
and fetch us out.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v38

And the sergeants told these words
unto the magistrates:
and they feared when they heard

That they were Romans.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v39

And they came and besought them,
and brought them out, and desired them

To depart out of the city.

{ heart }   [AC] 16v40

And they went out of the prison,
and entered into the house of Lydia,
and when they had seen the brethren,
they comforted them, and departed.

» Acts 17

¶ Acts 17 v1-9

{ heart }   [AC] 17v1

Now when they had passed through Amphipolis,
and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica,
where was a synagogue of the Jews.

{ heart }   [AC] 17v2

And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them,
and three Sabbath days
reasoned with them out of the Scriptures,

{ heart }   [AC] 17v3

Opening and alleging,

That CHRIST must needs have suffered,
and risen again from the dead:
and that THIS JESUS WHOM I preach unto you,
is CHRIST.

{ heart }   [AC] 17v4

And some of them believed,
and consorted with Paul and Silas:
and of the devout Greeks a great multitude,
and of the chief women not a few.

{ heart }   [AC] 17v5

But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy,
took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort,
and gathered a company, and set all the city
in an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason,
and sought to bring them out to the people.

{ heart }   [AC] 17v6

And when they found them not,
they drew Jason and certain brethren
unto the rulers of the city, crying,

These that have turned the world upside down,
are come hither also,

{ heart }   [AC] 17v7

Whom Jason hath received:
and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar,
saying

 ‘That there is another KING, ONE JESUS’.

{ heart }   [AC] 17v8

And they troubled the people and the rulers of the city,
when they heard these things.

{ heart }   [AC] 17v9

And when they had taken security of Jason,
and of the other, they let them go.

¶ Acts 17 v10-13

{ heart }   [AC] 17v10

And the brethren immediately sent away
Paul and Silas by night unto Berea:
who coming thither,
went into the synagogue of the Jews.

{ heart }   [AC] 17v11

These were more noble than those in Thessalonica,
in that they received the word
with all readiness of mind,
and searched the Scriptures daily,
whether those things were so.

{ heart }   [AC] 17v12

Therefore many of them believed:
also of honorable women which were Greeks,
and of men not a few.

{ heart }   [AC] 17v13

But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge

That the word of GOD was preached of Paul
at Berea,


They came thither also, and stirred up the people.

¶ Acts 17 v14-25

{ heart }   [AC] 17v14

And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul,
to go as it were to the sea:
but Silas and Timothy abode there still.

{ heart }   [AC] 17v15

And they that conducted Paul,
brought him unto Athens,
and receiving a commandment unto Silas and Timothy,
for to come to him with all speed, they departed.

{ heart }   [AC] 17v16

Now while Paul waited for them at Athens,
his spirit was stirred in him,
when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.

{ heart }   [AC] 17v17

Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews,
and with the devout persons,
and in the market daily with them that met with him.

{ heart }   [AC] 17v18

Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans,
and of the Stoics, encountered him: and some said,

What will this babbler say?

Othersome,

He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods:

Because he preached unto them

JESUS, and the resurrection.

{ heart }   [AC] 17v19

And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus,
saying,

May we know what this new doctrine,
whereof thou speakest, is?

{ heart }   [AC] 17v20

For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears:
we would know therefore what these things mean.

{ heart }   [AC] 17v21

(For all the Athenians and strangers which were there,
spent their time in nothing else,
but either to tell or to hear some new thing.)

{ heart }   [AC] 17v22

Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars-hill,
and said,

Ye men of Athens, I perceive

 ‘That in all things ye are too superstitious’.

{ heart }   [AC] 17v23

For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions,
I found an altar with this inscription,

 ‘TO THE UNKNOWN GOD.’ 

WHOM therefore ye ignorantly worship,
HIM declare I unto you.

{ heart }   [AC] 17v24

GOD THAT made the world, and all things therein,
seeing that HE is LORD of heaven and earth,
dwelleth not in temples made with hands:

{ heart }   [AC] 17v25

Neither is worshipped with men's hands
as though HE needed any thing,
seeing HE giveth to all, life and breath, and all things,

¶ Acts 17 v26-34

{ heart }   [AC] 17v26

And hath made of one blood all nations of men,
to dwell on all the face of the earth,
and hath determined the times before appointed,
and the bounds of their habitation:

{ heart }   [AC] 17v27

That they should seek the LORD,
if haply they might feel after HIM and find HIM,
though HE be not far from every one of us.

{ heart }   [AC] 17v28

For in HIM we live, and move, and have our being,
as certain also of your own poets have said,

 ‘For we are also HIS offspring’.

{ heart }   [AC] 17v29

Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of GOD,
we ought not to think that the GODHEAD
is like unto gold, or silver,
or stone graven by art, and man's device.

{ heart }   [AC] 17v30

And the times of this ignorance GOD winked at,
but now commandeth all men everywhere


To repent:

{ heart }   [AC] 17v31

Because HE hath appointed a day,
in which HE will judge the world in righteousness,
by THAT MAN WHOM HE hath ordained,
whereof HE hath given assurance unto all men,
in that HE hath raised HIM from the dead.

{ heart }   [AC] 17v32

And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead,
some mocked: and others said,

We will hear thee again of this matter.

{ heart }   [AC] 17v33

So Paul departed from among them.

{ heart }   [AC] 17v34

Howbeit, certain men clave unto him, and believed:
among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite,
and a woman named

Damaris,

And others with them.

» Acts 18

¶ Acts 18 v1-11

{ heart }   [AC] 18v1

After these things,
Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth,

{ heart }   [AC] 18v2

And found a certain Jew named

Aquila,

Born in Pontus, lately come from Italy,
with his wife Priscilla
(because Claudius had commanded

All Jews to depart from Rome)

And came unto them.

{ heart }   [AC] 18v3

And because he was of the same craft,
he abode with them, and wrought
(for by their occupation they were tentmakers.)

{ heart }   [AC] 18v4

And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath,
and persuaded the Jews, and the Greeks.

{ heart }   [AC] 18v5

And when Silas and Timothy were come
from Macedonia,
Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews

That JESUS was CHRIST.

{ heart }   [AC] 18v6

And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed,
he shook his raiment, and said unto them,

Your blood be upon your own heads, I am clean:
from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.

{ heart }   [AC] 18v7

And he departed thence,
and entered into a certain man's house, named

Justus,

One that worshipped GOD,
whose house joined hard to the synagogue.

{ heart }   [AC] 18v8

And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue,
believed on the LORD, with all his house:
and many of the Corinthians, hearing,
believed, and were baptized.

{ heart }   [AC] 18v9

Then spake the LORD to Paul in the night by a vision,

Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:

{ heart }   [AC] 18v10

For I AM with thee, and no man shall set on thee,
to hurt thee: for I have much people in this city.

{ heart }   [AC] 18v11

And he continued there a year and six months,
teaching the word of GOD among them.

¶ Acts 18 v12-17

{ heart }   [AC] 18v12

And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia,
the Jews made insurrection with one accord
against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat,

{ heart }   [AC] 18v13

Saying,

This fellow persuadeth men to worship GOD
contrary to the law.

{ heart }   [AC] 18v14

And when Paul was now about to open his mouth,
Gallio said unto the Jews,

If it were a matter of wrong, or wicked lewdness,
O ye Jews,
reason would that I should bear with you.

{ heart }   [AC] 18v15

But if it be a question of words, and names,
and of your law,
look ye to it: for I will be no judge of such matters.

{ heart }   [AC] 18v16

And he drove them from the judgment seat.

{ heart }   [AC] 18v17

Then all the Greeks took Sosthenes
the chief ruler of the synagogue,
and beat him before the judgment seat:
and Gallio cared for none of those things.

¶ Acts 18 v18-23

{ heart }   [AC] 18v18

And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while,
and then took his leave of the brethren,
and sailed thence into Syria,
and with him Priscilla and Aquila:
Paul having shorn his head in Cenchrea:
for he had a vow.

{ heart }   [AC] 18v19

And he came to Ephesus, and left them there:
but he himself entered into the synagogue,
and reasoned with the Jews.

{ heart }   [AC] 18v20

When they desired him

To tarry a longer time with them,

He consented not:

{ heart }   [AC] 18v21

But bade them

Farewell,

Saying,

I must by all means keep this feast that cometh,
in Jerusalem;
but I will return again unto you, if GOD will:


And he sailed from Ephesus.

{ heart }   [AC] 18v22

And when he had landed at Caesarea, and gone up,
and salute the church, he went down to Antioch.

{ heart }   [AC] 18v23

And after he had spent some time there, he departed,
and went over all the country of Galatia and Phrygia
in order, strengthening all the disciples.

¶ Acts 18 v24-28

{ heart }   [AC] 18v24

And a certain Jew, named

Apollos,

Born at Alexandria, an eloquent man,
and mighty in the Scriptures, came to Ephesus.

{ heart }   [AC] 18v25

This man was instructed in the way of the LORD,
and being fervent in the spirit,
he spake and taught diligently the things of the LORD,
knowing only the baptism of John.

{ heart }   [AC] 18v26

And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue:
whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard,
they took him unto them,
and expounded unto him the way of GOD
more perfectly.

{ heart }   [AC] 18v27

And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia,
the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples

To receive him:

Who, when he was come, helped them much
which had believed through grace.

{ heart }   [AC] 18v28

For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly,
showing by the Scriptures, that JESUS was CHRIST.

» Acts 19

¶ Acts 19 v1-7

{ heart }   [AC] 19v1

And it came to pass
that while Apollos was at Corinth,
Paul having passed through the upper coasts,
came to Ephesus, and finding certain disciples,

{ heart }   [AC] 19v2

He said unto them,

Have ye received the HOLY GHOST
since ye believed?


And they said unto him,

We have not so much as heard
whether there be any HOLY GHOST.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v3

And he said unto them,

Unto what then were ye baptized?

And they said,

Unto John's baptism.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v4

Then said Paul,

John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance,
saying unto the people,

 ‘That they should believe on HIM
WHICH should come after him,’ 

That is, on CHRIST JESUS.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v5

When they heard this, they were baptized
in the NAME of the LORD JESUS.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v6

And when Paul had laid his hands upon them,
the HOLY GHOST came on them,
and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v7

And all the men were about twelve.

¶ Acts 19 v8-12

{ heart }   [AC] 19v8

And he went into the synagogue,
and spake boldly for the space of three months,
disputing and persuading the things concerning

The kingdom of GOD.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v9

But when divers were hardened, and believed not,
but spake evil of that way before the multitude,
he departed from them, and separated the disciples,
disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v10

And this continued by the space of two years,
so that all they which dwelt in Asia
heard the word of the LORD JESUS,
both Jews and Greeks.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v11

And GOD wrought special miracles
by the hands of Paul:

{ heart }   [AC] 19v12

So that from his body were brought unto the sick
handkerchiefs or aprons,
and the diseases departed from them,
and the Evil Spirits went out of them.

¶ Acts 19 v13-20

{ heart }   [AC] 19v13

Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists,
took upon them to call over them
which had Evil Spirits,
the NAME of the LORD JESUS, saying,

We adjure You by JESUS, WHOM Paul preacheth.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v14

And there were seven sons of one Sceva a Jew,
and chief of the priests, which did so.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v15

And the Evil Spirit answered, and said,

JESUS I know, and Paul I know, but who are ye?

{ heart }   [AC] 19v16

And the man in whom the Evil Spirit was,
leaped on them, and overcame them,
and prevailed against them,
so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v17

And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks
also dwelling at Ephesus, and fear fell on them all,
and the NAME of the LORD JESUS was magnified.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v18

And many that believed came, and confessed,
and showed their deeds.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v19

Many also of them which used curious arts,
brought their books together
and burned them before all men:
and they counted the price of them,
and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v20

So mightily grew the word of GOD, and prevailed.

¶ Acts 19 v21-22

{ heart }   [AC] 19v21

After these things were ended,
Paul purposed in the spirit,
when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia,

To go to Jerusalem,

Saying,

After I have been there, I must also see Rome.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v22

So he sent into Macedonia two of them
that ministered unto him, Timothy and Erastus,
but he himself stayed in Asia for a season.

¶ Acts 19 v23-41

{ heart }   [AC] 19v23

And the same time there arose no small stir
about that way.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v24

For a certain man named

Demetrius,

A silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana,
brought no small gain unto the craftsmen:

{ heart }   [AC] 19v25

Whom he called together,
with the workmen of like occupation, and said,

Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v26

Moreover, ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus,
but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul
hath persuaded and turned away much people,
saying

That they be no gods, which are made with hands.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v27

So that not only this our craft is in danger
to be set at nought:
but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana,
should be despised,
and her magnificence should be destroyed,
whom all Asia, and the world worshippeth.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v28

And when they heard these sayings,
they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying,

Great is Diana of the Ephesians.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v29

And the whole city was filled with confusion,
and having caught Gaius and Aristarchus
men of Macedonia Paul's companions in travel,
they rushed with one accord into the theatre.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v30

And when Paul would have entered in unto the people,
the disciples suffered him not.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v31

And certain of the chief of Asia, which were his friends,
sent unto him, desiring him

That he would not adventure himself into the theatre.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v32

Some therefore cried one thing, and some another:
for the assembly was in confusion, and the more part
knew not wherefore they were come together.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v33

And they drew Alexander out of the multitude,
the Jews putting him forward.
And Alexander beckoned with the hand,
and would have made his defense unto the people.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v34

But when they knew

That he was a Jew,

All with one voice about the space of two hours
cried out,

Great is Diana of the Ephesians.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v35

And when the town-clerk had appeased the people,
he said,

Ye men of Ephesus,
what man is there that knoweth not
how that the city of the Ephesians
is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana,
and of the image which fell down from Jupiter?

{ heart }   [AC] 19v36

Seeing then that these things
cannot be spoken against,
ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v37

For ye have brought hither these men,
which are neither robbers of churches,
nor yet blasphemers of your goddess.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v38

Wherefore if Demetrius,
and the craftsmen which are with him,
have a matter against any man, the law is open,
and there are deputies, let them implead one another.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v39

But if ye enquire any thing concerning other matters,
it shall be determined in a lawful assembly.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v40

For we are in danger
to be called in question for this day's uproar,
there being no cause whereby we may give
an account of this concourse.

{ heart }   [AC] 19v41

And when he had thus spoken,
he dismissed the assembly.

» Acts 20

¶ Acts 20 v1-12

{ heart }   [AC] 20v1

And after the uproar was ceased,
Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced them,
and departed, for to go into Macedonia.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v2

And when he had gone over those parts,
and had given them much exhortation,
he came into Greece,

{ heart }   [AC] 20v3

And there abode three months:
and when the Jews laid wait for him,
as he was about to sail into Syria,
he purposed to return through Macedonia.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v4

And there accompanied him into Asia,
Sopater of Berea:
and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus, and Secundus,
and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy:
and of Asia Tychicus and Trophimus.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v5

These going before, tarried for us at Troas:

{ heart }   [AC] 20v6

And we sailed away from Philippi,
after the days of unleavened bread,
and came unto them to Troas in five days,
where we abode seven days.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v7

And upon the first day of the week,
when the disciples came together to break bread,
Paul preached unto them,
ready to depart on the morrow,
and continued his speach until midnight.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v8

And there were many lights in the upper chamber
where they were gathered together.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v9

And there sat in a window
a certain young man named

Eutychus,

Being fallen into a deep sleep:
and as Paul was long preaching,
he sunk down with sleep,
and fell down from the third loft,
and was taken up dead.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v10

And Paul went down, and fell on him,
and embracing him, said,

Trouble not yourselves, for his life is in him.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v11

When he therefore was come up again,
and had broken bread, and eaten,
and talked a long while, even till break of day,
so he departed.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v12

And they brought the young man alive,
and were not a little comforted.

¶ Acts 20 v13-16

{ heart }   [AC] 20v13

And we went before to the ship,
and sailed unto Assos, there intending to take in Paul:
for so had he appointed, minding himself to go afoot.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v14

And when he met with us at Assos,
we took him in, and came to Mitylene.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v15

And we sailed thence,
and came the next day over against Chios,
and the next day we arrived at Samos,
and tarried at Trogyllium,
and the next day we came to Miletus.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v16

For Paul had determined

To sail by Ephesus,

Because he would not spend the time in Asia:
for he hasted, if it were possible for him,
to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.

¶ Acts 20 v17-38

{ heart }   [AC] 20v17

And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called

The elders of the church.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v18

And when they were come to him, he said unto them,

Ye know from the first day that I came into Asia,
after what manner I have been with you
at all seasons,

{ heart }   [AC] 20v19

Serving the LORD with all humility of mind,
and with many tears, and temptations,
which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews:

{ heart }   [AC] 20v20

And how I kept back nothing
that was profitable unto you, but have showed you,
and have taught you publicly,
and from house to house,

{ heart }   [AC] 20v21

Testifying both to the Jews and also to the Greeks,

 ‘Repentance toward GOD,
and faith toward our LORD JESUS CHRIST’.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v22

And now behold,
I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem,
not knowing the things that shall befall me there:

{ heart }   [AC] 20v23

Save that the HOLY GHOST witnesseth in every city,
saying’ 


That bonds and afflictions abide me.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v24

But none of these things move me,
neither count I my life dear unto myself,
so that I might finish my course with joy,
and the ministry which I have received
of the LORD JESUS,
to testify the Gospel of the grace of GOD.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v25

And now behold, I know that ye all,
among whom I have gone preaching

 ‘The kingdom of GOD,’ 

Shall see my face no more.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v26

Wherefore, I take you to record this day,
that I am pure from the blood of all men.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v27

For I have not shunned to declare unto you
all the counsel of GOD.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v28

Take heed therefore unto yourselves,
and to all the flock, over the which
the HOLY GHOST hath made you overseers,
to feed the church of GOD,
which HE hath purchased with HIS OWN blood.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v29

For I know this, that after my departing
shall grievous wolves enter in among you,
not sparing the flock.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v30

Also of your own selves shall men arise,
speaking perverse things,
to draw away disciples after them.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v31

Therefore watch,
and remember that by the space of three years,
I ceased not to warn everyone night and day
with tears.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v32

And now brethren, I commend you to GOD,
and to the word of HIS grace,
which is able to build you up,
and to give you an inheritance
among all them which are sanctified.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v33

I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v34

Yea, you yourselves know,
that these hands have ministered unto my necessities,
and to them that were with me.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v35

I have showed you all things,
how that so laboring, ye ought to support the weak,
and to remember the words of the LORD JESUS,
how HE said,


It is more blessed to give, than to receive.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v36

And when he had thus spoken,
he kneeled down, and prayed with them all.

{ heart }   [AC] 20v37

And they all wept sore,
and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him,

{ heart }   [AC] 20v38

Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake,

That they should see his face no more.

And they accompanied him unto the ship.

» Acts 21

¶ Acts 21 v1-6

{ heart }   [AC] 21v1

And it came to pass,
that after we were gotten from them,
and had launched,
we came with a straight course unto Cos,
and the day following unto Rhodes,
and from thence unto Patara.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v2

And finding a ship sailing over unto Phoenicia,
we went aboard, and set forth.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v3

Now when we had discovered Cyprus,
we left it on the left hand,
and sailed into Syria, and landed at Tyre:
for there the ship was to unload her burden.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v4

And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days:
who said to Paul through the SPIRIT,


That he should not go up to Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v5

And when we had accomplished those days,
we departed, and went our way,
and they all brought us on our way,
with wives and children, till we were out of the city:
and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v6

And when we had taken our leave one of another,
we took ship, and they returned home again.

¶ Acts 21 v7-14

{ heart }   [AC] 21v7

And when we had finished our course from Tyre,
we came to Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren,
and abode with them one day.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v8

And the next day we that were of Paul's company,
departed, and came unto Caesarea,
and we entered into the house of Philip the evangelist
(which was one of the seven) and abode with him.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v9

And the same man had four daughters,
virgins, which did prophesy.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v10

And as we tarried there many days,
there came down from Judea a certain prophet, named

 ‘Agabus’.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v11

And when he was come unto us,
he took Paul's girdle,
and bound his own hands and feet, and said,

 ‘Thus saith the HOLY GHOST,


So shall the Jews at Jerusalem
bind the man that owneth this girdle,
and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v12

And when we heard these things,
both we and they of that place, besought him

 ‘Not to go up to Jerusalem’.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v13

Then Paul answered,

 ‘What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart?
for I am ready, not to be bound only,
but also to die at Jerusalem
for the NAME of the LORD JESUS’.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v14

And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased,
saying,

 ‘The will of the LORD be done’.

¶ Acts 21 v15-19

{ heart }   [AC] 21v15

And after those days we took up our carriages,
and went up to Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v16

There went with us also certain of the disciples
of Caesarea,
and brought with them one Mnason of Cyprus,
an old disciple, with whom we should lodge.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v17

And when we were come to Jerusalem,
the brethren received us gladly.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v18

And the day following Paul went in with us
unto James, and all the elders were present.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v19

And when he had greeted them,
he declared particularly
what things GOD had wrought among the Gentiles
by his ministry.

¶ Acts 21 v20-30

{ heart }   [AC] 21v20

And when they heard it, they glorified the LORD,
and said unto him,

Thou seest, brother,
how many thousands of Jews there are which believe,
and they are all zealous of the law.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v21

And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles
to forsake Moses, saying

 ‘That they ought not to circumcise their children,
neither to walk after the customs’.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v22

What is it therefore?
the multitude must needs come together:
for they will hear that thou art come.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v23

Do therefore this that we say to thee:

 ‘We have four men which have a vow on them’,

{ heart }   [AC] 21v24

Them take, and purify thyself with them,
and be at charges with them,
that they may shave their heads:
and all may know that those things
whereof they were informed concerning thee,
are nothing, but that thou thyself also walkest orderly,
and keepest the law.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v25

As touching the Gentiles which believe,
we have written and concluded

 ‘That they observe no such thing,
save only that they keep themselves
from things offered to idols, and from blood,
and from strangled, and from fornication’.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v26

Then Paul took the men,
and the next day purifying himself with them,
entered into the temple, to signify
the accomplishment of the days of purification,
until that an offering should be offered
for every one of them:

{ heart }   [AC] 21v27

And when the seven days were almost ended,
the Jews which were of Asia,
when they saw him in the temple,
stirred up all the people, and laid hands on him,

{ heart }   [AC] 21v28

Crying out,

Men of Israel, help:
this is the man that teacheth all men everywhere
against the people, and the law, and this place:
and farther brought Greeks also into the temple,
and hath polluted this holy place.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v29

(For they had seen before with him in the city,
Trophimus an Ephesian, whom they supposed
that Paul had brought into the temple.)

{ heart }   [AC] 21v30

And all the city was moved,
and the people ran together: and they took Paul,
and drew him out of the temple:
and forthwith the doors were shut.

¶ Acts 21 v31-40

{ heart }   [AC] 21v31

And as they went about to kill him,
tidings came unto the chief captain of the band,

That all Jerusalem was in an uproar.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v32

Who immediately took soldiers, and centurions,
and ran down unto them:
and when they saw the chief captain and the soldiers,
they left beating of Paul.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v33

Then the chief captain came near, and took him,
and commanded him to be bound with two chains,
and demanded

Who he was, and what he had done.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v34

And some cried one thing, some another,
among the multitude: and when he could not know
the certainty for the tumult,
he commanded him to be carried into the castle.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v35

And when he came upon the stairs,
so it was that he was borne of the soldiers,
for the violence of the people.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v36

For the multitude of the people followed after, crying,

Away with him.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v37

And as Paul was to be led into the castle,
he said unto the chief captain,

May I speak unto thee?

Who said,

Canst thou speak Greek?

{ heart }   [AC] 21v38

Art not thou that Egyptian
which before these days madest an uproar,
and leddest out into the wilderness
four thousand men that were murderers?

{ heart }   [AC] 21v39

But Paul said,

I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus,
a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city:
and I beseech thee
suffer me to speak unto the people.

{ heart }   [AC] 21v40

And when he had given him license,
Paul stood on the stairs,
and beckoned with the hand unto the people:
and when there was made a great silence,
he spake unto them in the Hebrew tongue,
saying,

» Acts 22

¶ Acts 22 v1-21

{ heart }   [AC] 22v1

Men, brethren, and fathers,
hear ye my defense which I make now unto you.

{ heart }   [AC] 22v2

(And when they heard
that he spake in the Hebrew tongue to them,
they kept the more silence, and he saith,)

{ heart }   [AC] 22v3

I am verily a man which am a Jew,
born in Tarsus a city in Cilicia,
yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel,
and taught according to the perfect manner
of the law of the fathers,
and was zealous towards GOD, as ye all are this day.

{ heart }   [AC] 22v4

And I persecuted this way unto the death,
binding and delivering into prisons
both men and women,

{ heart }   [AC] 22v5

As also the high priest doth bear me witness,
and all the estate of the elders:
from whom also I received letters unto the brethren,
and went to Damascus,
to bring them which were there,
bound unto Jerusalem, for to be punished.

{ heart }   [AC] 22v6

And it came to pass, that as I made my journey,
and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon,
suddenly there shone from heaven
a great light round about me.

{ heart }   [AC] 22v7

And I fell unto the ground,
and heard a VOICE saying unto me,


Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou ME?

{ heart }   [AC] 22v8

And I answered,

 ‘Who art THOU, LORD?’ 

And HE said unto me,


I AM JESUS of Nazareth,
WHOM thou persecutest.

{ heart }   [AC] 22v9

And they that were with me saw indeed the light,
and were afraid; but they heard not the VOICE
of HIM THAT spake to me.

{ heart }   [AC] 22v10

And I said,

 ‘What shall I do, LORD?’ 

And the LORD said unto me,


Arise, and go into Damascus,
and there it shall be told thee
of all things which are appointed for thee to do.

{ heart }   [AC] 22v11

And when I could not see for the glory of that light,
being led by the hand of them that were with me,
I came into Damascus.

{ heart }   [AC] 22v12

And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law,
having a good report
of all the Jews which dwelt there,

{ heart }   [AC] 22v13

Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me,

 ‘Brother Saul, receive thy sight.
And the same hour I looked up upon him’.

{ heart }   [AC] 22v14

And he said,

 ‘The GOD of our fathers hath chosen thee,
that thou shouldest know HIS will,
and see THAT JUST ONE,
and shouldest hear the voice of HIS mouth’.

{ heart }   [AC] 22v15

For thou shalt be HIS witness unto all men,
of what thou hast seen and heard.

{ heart }   [AC] 22v16

And now, why tarriest thou?
Arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins,
calling on the NAME of the LORD.

{ heart }   [AC] 22v17

And it came to pass,
that when I was come again to Jerusalem,
even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance,

{ heart }   [AC] 22v18

And saw HIM saying unto me,

Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem:
for they will not receive thy testimony
concerning ME.

{ heart }   [AC] 22v19

And I said,

 ‘LORD, they know that I imprisoned, and beat
in every synagogue them that believed on THEE.

{ heart }   [AC] 22v20

And when the blood of THY martyr Stephen
was shed, I also was standing by,
and consenting unto his death,
and kept the raiment of them that slew him.

{ heart }   [AC] 22v21

And HE said unto me,

Depart: for I will send thee far hence,
unto the Gentiles.

¶ Acts 22 v22-29

{ heart }   [AC] 22v22

And they gave him audience unto this word,
and then lift up their voices, and said,

Away with such a fellow from the earth:
for it is not fit that he should live.

{ heart }   [AC] 22v23

And as they cried out, and cast off their clothes,
and threw dust into the air,

{ heart }   [AC] 22v24

The chief captain commanded him
to be brought into the castle, and bade

That he should be examined by scourging:

That he might know
for what reason they cried so against him.

{ heart }   [AC] 22v25

And as they bound him with thongs,
Paul said unto the centurion that stood by,

Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman,
and uncondemned?

{ heart }   [AC] 22v26

When the centurion heard that,
he went and told the chief captain, saying,

Take heed what thou doest, for this man is a Roman.

{ heart }   [AC] 22v27

Then the chief captain came; and said unto him,

Tell me, art thou a Roman?

He said,

Yea.

{ heart }   [AC] 22v28

And the chief captain answered,

With a great sum obtained I this freedom.

And Paul said,

But I was free born.

{ heart }   [AC] 22v29

Then straightway they departed from him
which should have examined him:
and the chief captain also was afraid
after he knew that he was a Roman,
and because he had bound him.

¶ Acts 22 v30

{ heart }   [AC] 22v30

On the morrow, because he would have known
the certainty wherefore he was accused of the Jews,
he loosed him from his bands, and commanded

The chief priests and all their council to appear,

And brought Paul down, and set him before them.

» Acts 23

¶ Acts 23 v1-5

{ heart }   [AC] 23v1

And Paul earnestly beholding the council,
said,

Men and brethren,
I have lived in all good conscience before GOD
until this day.

{ heart }   [AC] 23v2

And the high priest Ananias
commanded them that stood by him

To smite him on the mouth.

{ heart }   [AC] 23v3

Then saith Paul unto him,

GOD shall smite thee, thou whited wall:
for sittest thou to judge me after the law,
and commandest me to be smitten
contrary to the law?

{ heart }   [AC] 23v4

And they that stood by,
said,

Revilest thou GOD'S high priest?

{ heart }   [AC] 23v5

Then said Paul,

I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest:
For it is written,


Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.

¶ Acts 23 v6-9

{ heart }   [AC] 23v6

But when Paul perceived

That the one part were Sadducees,
and the other Pharisees,


He cried out in the council,

Men and brethren,
I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee:
of the hope and resurrection of the dead,
I am called in question.

{ heart }   [AC] 23v7

And when he had so said, there arose a dissension
between the Pharisees and the Sadducees:
and the multitude was divided.

{ heart }   [AC] 23v8

For the Sadducees say

That there is no resurrection,
neither Angel, nor spirit:


But the Pharisees confess both.

{ heart }   [AC] 23v9

And there arose a great cry:
and the scribes that were of the Pharisees' part arose,
and strove, saying,

We find no evil in this man:
but if a spirit or an Angel hath spoken to him,
let us not fight against GOD.

¶ Acts 23 v10-11

{ heart }   [AC] 23v10

And when there arose a great dissension,
the chief captain fearing
lest Paul should have been pulled in pieces of them,
commanded the soldiers

To go down, and to take him by force
from among them, and to bring him into the castle.

{ heart }   [AC] 23v11

And the night following, the LORD stood by him,
and said,

Be of good cheer, Paul:
for as thou hast testified of ME in Jerusalem,
so must thou bear witness also at Rome.

¶ Acts 23 v12-15

{ heart }   [AC] 23v12

And when it was day,
certain of the Jews banded together,
and bound themselves under a curse, saying

That they would neither eat nor drink
till they had killed Paul.

{ heart }   [AC] 23v13

And they were more than forty
which had made this conspiracy.

{ heart }   [AC] 23v14

And they came to the chief priests and elders,
and said,

We have bound ourselves under a great curse,
that we will eat nothing until we have slain Paul.

{ heart }   [AC] 23v15

Now therefore ye with the council,
signify to the chief captain

 ‘That he bring him down unto you tomorrow,’ 

As though ye would enquire something more perfectly
concerning him:
and we, or ever he come near, are ready to kill him.

¶ Acts 23 v16-20

{ heart }   [AC] 23v16

And when Paul's sister's son heard
of their lying in wait,
he went and entered into the castle, and told Paul.

{ heart }   [AC] 23v17

Then Paul called one of the centurions unto him,
and said,

Bring this young man unto the chief captain:
for he hath a certain thing to tell him.

{ heart }   [AC] 23v18

So he took him, and brought him to the chief captain,
and said,

Paul the prisoner called me unto him,
and prayed me to bring this young man unto thee,
who hath something to say unto thee.

{ heart }   [AC] 23v19

Then the chief captain took him by the hand,
and went with him aside privately, and asked him,

What is that thou hast to tell me?

{ heart }   [AC] 23v20

And he said,

The Jews have agreed to desire thee
that thou wouldest bring down Paul tomorrow
into the council, as though they would
enquire somewhat of him more perfectly.

{ heart }   [AC] 23v21

But do not thou yield unto them:
for there lie in wait for him of them
more than forty men,
which have bound themselves with an oath,

 ‘That they will neither eat nor drink
till they have killed him:’ 

And now are they ready,
looking for a promise from thee.

{ heart }   [AC] 23v22

So the chief captain then let the young man depart,
and charged him,

See thou tell no man that thou hast showed these things to me.

¶ Acts 23 v23-35

{ heart }   [AC] 23v23

And he called unto him two centurions,
saying,

Make ready two hundred soldiers to go to Caesarea,
and horsemen threescore and ten,
and spearmen two hundred,
at the third hour of the night;

{ heart }   [AC] 23v24

And provide them beasts, that they may set Paul on,
and bring him safely unto Felix the governor.

{ heart }   [AC] 23v25

And he wrote a letter after this manner:

{ heart }   [AC] 23v26

Claudius Lysias,
unto the most excellent governor Felix,
sendeth greeting.

{ heart }   [AC] 23v27

This man was taken of the Jews,
and should have been killed of them:
Then came I with an army, and rescued him,
having understood that he was a Roman.

{ heart }   [AC] 23v28

And when I would have known
the cause wherefore they accused him,
I brought him forth into their council.

{ heart }   [AC] 23v29

Whom I perceived

 ‘To be accused of questions of their law,’ 

But to have nothing laid to his charge
worthy of death or of bonds.

{ heart }   [AC] 23v30

And when it was told me

 ‘How that the Jews laid wait for the man,’ 

I sent straightway to thee,
and gave commandment to his accusers also,
to say before thee what they had against him.
Farewell.

{ heart }   [AC] 23v31

Then the soldiers, as it was commanded them,
took Paul, and brought him by night to Antipatris.

{ heart }   [AC] 23v32

On the morrow, they left the horsemen to go with him,
and returned to the castle.

{ heart }   [AC] 23v33

Who when they came to Caesarea,
and delivered the epistle to the governor,
presented Paul also before him.

{ heart }   [AC] 23v34

And when the governor had read the letter,
he asked of what province he was.
And when he understood that he was of Cilicia:

{ heart }   [AC] 23v35

I will hear thee,

Said he,

When thine accusers are also come.

And he commanded him to be kept
in Herod's judgment hall.

» Acts 24

¶ Acts 24 v1-9

{ heart }   [AC] 24v1

And after five days,
Ananias the high priest descended with the elders,
and with a certain orator named

Tertullus,

Who informed the governor against Paul.

{ heart }   [AC] 24v2

And when he was called forth,
Tertullus began to accuse him, saying,

Seeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness,
and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation
by thy providence:

{ heart }   [AC] 24v3

We accept it always, and in all places,
most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.

{ heart }   [AC] 24v4

Notwithstanding, that I be not farther tedious
unto thee, I pray thee,
that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency
a few words.

{ heart }   [AC] 24v5

For we have found this man a pestilent fellow,
and a mover of sedition among all the Jews
throughout the world,
and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes.

{ heart }   [AC] 24v6

Who also hath gone about to profane the temple:
whom we took,
and would have judged according to our law.

{ heart }   [AC] 24v7

But the chief captain Lysias came upon us,
and with great violence took him away
out of our hands:

{ heart }   [AC] 24v8

Commanding his accusers to come unto thee,
by examining of whom thyself
mayest take knowledge of all these things,
whereof we accuse him.

{ heart }   [AC] 24v9

And the Jews also assented,
saying

That these things were so.

¶ Acts 24 v10-21

{ heart }   [AC] 24v10

Then Paul, after that the governor
had beckoned unto him to speak, answered,

Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been
of many years a judge unto this nation,
I do the more cheerfully answer for myself:

{ heart }   [AC] 24v11

Because thou mayest understand,
that there are yet but twelve days,
since I went up to Jerusalem to worship.

{ heart }   [AC] 24v12

And they neither found me in the temple
disputing with any man, neither raising up the people,
neither in the synagogues, nor in the city:

{ heart }   [AC] 24v13

Neither can they prove
the things whereof they now accuse me.

{ heart }   [AC] 24v14

But this I confess unto thee,

 ‘That after the way which they call heresy,
so worship I the GOD of my fathers,
believing all things which are written in the law
and in the prophets’,

{ heart }   [AC] 24v15

And have hope towards GOD,
which they themselves also allow,
that there shall be a resurrection of the dead,
both of the just and unjust.

{ heart }   [AC] 24v16

And herein do I exercise myself,

 ‘To have always a conscience void of offence
toward GOD, and toward men’.

{ heart }   [AC] 24v17

Now after many years,
I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings:

{ heart }   [AC] 24v18

Whereupon certain Jews from Asia found me
purified in the temple,
neither with multitude, nor with tumult:

{ heart }   [AC] 24v19

Who ought to have been here before thee,
and object, if they had ought against me.

{ heart }   [AC] 24v20

Or else let these same here say,
if they have found any evil doing in me,
while I stood before the council,

{ heart }   [AC] 24v21

Except it be for this one voice,
that I cried standing among them,

 ‘Touching the resurrection of the dead’ 

I am called in question by you this day.

¶ Acts 24 v22-23

{ heart }   [AC] 24v22

And when Felix heard these things,
having more perfect knowledge of that way,
he deferred them and said,

When Lysias the chief captain shall come down,
I will know the uttermost of your matter.

{ heart }   [AC] 24v23

And he commanded a centurion

To keep Paul, and to let him have liberty,
and that he should forbid
none of his acquaintances to minister,
or come unto him.

¶ Acts 24 v24-27

{ heart }   [AC] 24v24

And after certain days,
when Felix came with his wife Drusilla,
which was a Jew, he sent for Paul,
and heard him concerning the faith in CHRIST.

{ heart }   [AC] 24v25

And as he reasoned of righteousness,
temperance, and judgment to come,

Felix trembled, and answered,

Go thy way for this time,
when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

{ heart }   [AC] 24v26

He hoped also that money
should have been given him of Paul,
that he might loose him:
wherefore he sent for him the oftener,
and communed with him.

{ heart }   [AC] 24v27

But after two years,
Porcius Festus came into Felix' room,
and Felix willing to show the Jews a pleasure,
left Paul bound.

» Acts 25

¶ Acts 25 v1-8

{ heart }   [AC] 25v1

Now when Festus was come into the province,
after three days
he ascended from Caesarea to Jerusalem.

{ heart }   [AC] 25v2

Then the high priest, and the chief of the Jews,
informed him against Paul, and besought him,

{ heart }   [AC] 25v3

And desired favor against him,
that he would send for him to Jerusalem,
laying wait in the way to kill him.

{ heart }   [AC] 25v4

But Festus answered,

That Paul should be kept at Caesarea,
and that he himself would depart shortly thither.

{ heart }   [AC] 25v5

Let them therefore,

Said he,

Which among you are able, go down with me,
and accuse this man,
if there be any wickedness in him.

{ heart }   [AC] 25v6

And when he had tarried among them
more than ten days, he went down unto Caesarea,
and the next day sitting on the judgment seat,
commanded Paul to be brought.

{ heart }   [AC] 25v7

And when he was come,
the Jews which came down from Jerusalem,
stood round about,
and laid many and grievous complaints
against Paul, which they could not prove.

{ heart }   [AC] 25v8

While he answered for himself,

Neither against the law of the Jews,
neither against the temple, nor yet against Caesar,
have I offended any thing at all.

¶ Acts 25 v9-12

{ heart }   [AC] 25v9

But Festus willing to do the Jews a pleasure,
answered Paul, and said,

Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem,
and there be judged of these things before me?

{ heart }   [AC] 25v10

Then said Paul,

I stand at Caesar's judgment seat,
where I ought to be judged;
to the Jews have I done no wrong,
as thou very well knowest.

{ heart }   [AC] 25v11

For if I be an offender,
or have committed any thing worthy of death,
I refuse not to die:
but if there be none of these things
whereof these accuse me,
no man may deliver me unto them.
I appeal unto Caesar.

{ heart }   [AC] 25v12

Then Festus when he had conferred with the council,
answered,

Hast thou appealed unto Caesar?
unto Caesar shalt thou go.

¶ Acts 25 v13-27

{ heart }   [AC] 25v13

And after certain days,
king Agrippa and Bernice, came unto Caesarea,
to greet Festus.

{ heart }   [AC] 25v14

And when they had been there many days,
Festus declared Paul's cause unto the king,
saying,

There is a certain man left in bonds by Felix:

{ heart }   [AC] 25v15

About whom when I was at Jerusalem,
the chief priests and the elders of the Jews
informed me, desiring to have judgment against him.

{ heart }   [AC] 25v16

To whom I answered,

 ‘It is not the manner of the Romans
to deliver any man to die,
before that he which is accused,
have the accusers face to face,
and have license to answer for himself
concerning the crime laid against him.

{ heart }   [AC] 25v17

Therefore when they were come hither,
without any delay,
on the morrow I sat on the judgment seat,
and commanded the man to be brought forth.

{ heart }   [AC] 25v18

Against whom when the accusers stood up,
they brought none accusation of such things
as I supposed:

{ heart }   [AC] 25v19

But had certain questions against him
of their own superstition,
and of ONE JESUS, WHICH was dead,
WHOM Paul affirmed to be alive.

{ heart }   [AC] 25v20

And because I was doubted of such manner
of questions, I asked him

 ‘Whether he would go to Jerusalem,
and there be judged of these matters’.

{ heart }   [AC] 25v21

But when Paul had appealed

 ‘To be reserved unto the hearing of Augustus,’ 

I commanded him to be kept,
till I might send him to Caesar.

{ heart }   [AC] 25v22

Then Agrippa said unto Festus,

I would also hear the man myself.

Tomorrow,

Said he,

Thou shalt hear him.

{ heart }   [AC] 25v23

And on the morrow when Agrippa was come
and Bernice, with great pomp,
and was entered into the place of hearing,
with the chief captains, and principal men of the city;
at Festus' commandment Paul was brought forth.

{ heart }   [AC] 25v24

And Festus said,

King Agrippa,
and all men which are here present with us,
ye see this man, about whom
all the multitude of the Jews have dealt with me,
both at Jerusalem, and also here, crying

 ‘That he ought not to live any longer’.

{ heart }   [AC] 25v25

But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death,
and that he himself hath appealed to Augustus,
I have determined to send him.

{ heart }   [AC] 25v26

Of whom I have no certain thing to write unto my lord:
Wherefore I have brought him forth before you,
and specially before thee, O king Agrippa,
that after examination had,
I might have somewhat to write.

{ heart }   [AC] 25v27

For it seemeth to me unreasonable,
to send a prisoner,
and not withall to signify the crimes laid against him.

» Acts 26

¶ Acts 26 v1-23

{ heart }   [AC] 26v1

Then Agrippa said unto Paul,

Thou art permitted to speak for thyself.

Then Paul stretched forth the hand,
and answered for himself,

{ heart }   [AC] 26v2

I think myself happy, king Agrippa,
because I shall answer for myself this day before thee,
touching all the things
whereof I am accused of the Jews:

{ heart }   [AC] 26v3

Especially because I know thee
to be expert in all customs and questions
which are among the Jews:
wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently.

{ heart }   [AC] 26v4

My manner of life from my youth,
which was at the first among mine own nation
at Jerusalem, know all the Jews,

{ heart }   [AC] 26v5

Which knew me from the beginning,
(if they would testify)
that after the strictest sect of our religion,
I lived a Pharisee.

{ heart }   [AC] 26v6

And now I stand, and am judged
for the hope of the promise made of GOD
unto our fathers:

{ heart }   [AC] 26v7

Unto which promise our twelve tribes
instantly serving GOD day and night, hope to come:
For which hope's sake, king Agrippa,
I am accused of the Jews.

{ heart }   [AC] 26v8

Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you,
that GOD should raise the dead?

{ heart }   [AC] 26v9

I verily thought within myself,

 ‘That I ought to do many things contrary
to the NAME of JESUS of Nazareth’:

{ heart }   [AC] 26v10

Which thing I also did in Jerusalem,
and many of the Saints did I shut up in prison,
having received authority from the chief priests,
and when they were put to death,
I gave my voice against them.

{ heart }   [AC] 26v11

And I punished them often in every synagogue,
and compelled them to blaspheme, and being exceedingly mad against them,
I persecuted them even unto strange cities.

{ heart }   [AC] 26v12

Whereupon, as I went to Damascus,
with authority and commission from the chief priests:

{ heart }   [AC] 26v13

At midday, O king, I saw in the way
a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun,
shining round about me,
and them which journeyed with me.

{ heart }   [AC] 26v14

And when we were all fallen to the earth,
I heard a VOICE speaking unto me,
and saying in the Hebrew tongue,


Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou ME?
It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

{ heart }   [AC] 26v15

And I said,

 ‘Who art THOU, LORD?’ 

And HE said,


I AM JESUS WHOM thou persecutest.

{ heart }   [AC] 26v16

But rise, and stand upon thy feet,
for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose,
to make thee a minister and a witness,
both of these things which thou hast seen,
and of those things
in the which I will appear unto thee,

{ heart }   [AC] 26v17

Delivering thee from the people,
and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,

{ heart }   [AC] 26v18

To open their eyes,
and to turn them from darkness to light,
and from the power of Satan unto GOD,
that they may receive forgiveness of sins,
and inheritance among them
which are sanctified by faith that is in ME.

{ heart }   [AC] 26v19

Whereupon, O king Agrippa,
I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:

{ heart }   [AC] 26v20

But showed first unto them of Damascus,
and at Jerusalem,
and throughout all the coasts of Judea,
and then to the Gentiles,
that they should repent and turn to GOD,
and do works meet for repentance.

{ heart }   [AC] 26v21

For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple,
and went about to kill me.

{ heart }   [AC] 26v22

Having therefore obtained help of GOD,
I continue unto this day,
witnessing both to small and great,
saying none other things than those
which the prophets and Moses did say should come:

{ heart }   [AC] 26v23

That CHRIST should suffer,
and that HE should be the first
that should rise from the dead,
and should show light unto the people,
and to the Gentiles.

¶ Acts 26 v24-29

{ heart }   [AC] 26v24

And as he thus spake for himself,
Festus said with a loud voice,

Paul, thou art beside thyself,
much learning doth make thee mad.

{ heart }   [AC] 26v25

But he said,

I am not mad, most noble Festus,
but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.

{ heart }   [AC] 26v26

For the king knoweth of these things,
before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded
that none of these things are hidden from him,
for this thing was not done in a corner.

{ heart }   [AC] 26v27

King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets?
I know that thou believest.

{ heart }   [AC] 26v28

Then Agrippa said unto Paul,

Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.

{ heart }   [AC] 26v29

And Paul said,

I would to GOD, that not only thou,
but also all that hear me this day, were both almost,
and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.

¶ Acts 26 v30-32

{ heart }   [AC] 26v30

And when he had thus spoken,
the king rose up, and the governor,
and Bernice, and they that sat with them.

{ heart }   [AC] 26v31

And when they were gone aside,
they talked between themselves, saying,

This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds.

{ heart }   [AC] 26v32

Then said Agrippa unto Festus,

This man might have been set at liberty,
if he had not appealed unto Caesar.

» Acts 27

¶ Acts 27 v1-3

{ heart }   [AC] 27v1

And when it was determined
that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul,
and certain other prisoners, unto one named

 ‘Julius,’ 

A centurion of Augustus' band.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v2

And entering into a ship of Adramyttium,
we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia,
one Aristarchus a Macedonian, of Thessalonica,
being with us.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v3

And the next day we touched at Sidon:
And Julius courteously treated Paul,
and gave him liberty to go unto his friends
to refresh himself.

¶ Acts 27 v4-6

{ heart }   [AC] 27v4

And when we had launched from thence,
we sailed under Cyprus,
because the winds were contrary.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v5

And when we had sailed over the sea of Cilicia
and Pamphylia, we came to Myra a city of Lycia.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v6

And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria
sailing into Italy, and he put us therein.

¶ Acts 27 v7-12

{ heart }   [AC] 27v7

And when we had sailed slowly many days,
and scarce were come over against Cnidus,
the wind not suffering us,
we sailed under Crete, over against Salmone,

{ heart }   [AC] 27v8

And passing it with difficulty,
came unto a place which is called

 ‘Fair havens;’ 

Nigh whereunto was the city of Lasea.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v9

Now when much time was spent,
and when sailing was now dangerous,
because the fast was now already past,
Paul admonished them,

{ heart }   [AC] 27v10

And said unto them,

 ‘Sirs, I perceive

That this voyage will be with hurt and much damage,
not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives’.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v11

Nevertheless, the centurion believed the master
and the owner of the ship,
more than those things which were spoken by Paul.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v12

And because the haven was not commodious
to winter in,
the more part advised to depart thence also,
if by any means they might attain to Phoenicia,
and there to winter; which is an haven of Crete,
and lieth toward the southwest, and northwest.

¶ Acts 27 v13-26

{ heart }   [AC] 27v13

And when the south wind blew softly,
supposing that they had obtained their purpose,
loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v14

But not long after,
there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called

 ‘Euroclydon’.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v15

And when the ship was caught,
and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v16

And running under a certain island, which is called

 ‘Clauda,’ 

We had much work to come by the boat:

{ heart }   [AC] 27v17

Which when they had taken up, they used helps,
undergirding the ship;
and fearing lest they should fall into the quicksands,
strake sail, and so were driven.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v18

And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest
the next day, they lightened the ship:

{ heart }   [AC] 27v19

And the third day we cast out with our own hands
the tackling of the ship.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v20

And when neither sun nor stars in many days
appeared, and no small tempest lay on us,
all hope that we should be saved
was then taken away.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v21

But after long abstinence,
Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said,

 ‘Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me,
and not have loosed from Crete,
and to have gained this harm and loss’.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v22

And now I exhort you to be of good cheer:
for there shall be no loss of any man's life
among you, but of the ship.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v23

For there stood by me this night the Angel of GOD,
WHOSE I am, and WHOM I serve,

{ heart }   [AC] 27v24

Saying,

Fear not Paul, thou must be brought before Caesar,
and lo, GOD hath given thee
all them that sail with thee.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v25

Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe GOD,
that it shall be even as it was told me.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v26

Howbeit, we must be cast upon a certain island.

¶ Acts 27 v27-44

{ heart }   [AC] 27v27

But when the fourteenth night was come,
as we were driven up and down in Adria,
about midnight the shipmen deemed

 ‘That they drew near to some country’:

{ heart }   [AC] 27v28

And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms:
and when they had gone a little further,
they sounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v29

Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks,
they cast four anchors out of the stern,
and wished for the day.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v30

And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship,
when they had let down the boat into the sea,
under color as though they would have cast anchors
out of the foreship,

{ heart }   [AC] 27v31

Paul said to the centurion, and to the soldiers,

 ‘Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved’.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v32

Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat,
and let her fall off.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v33

And while the day was coming on,
Paul besought them all to take meat,
saying,

 ‘This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried,
and continued fasting, having taken nothing’.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v34

Wherefore, I pray you to take some meat,
for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair
fall from the head of any of you.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v35

And when he had thus spoken,
he took bread and gave thanks to GOD
in the presence of them all,
and when he had broken it, he began to eat.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v36

Then were they all of good cheer,
and they also took some meat.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v37

And we were in all, in the ship
two hundred, threescore and sixteen souls.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v38

And when they had eaten enough,
they lightened the ship,
and cast out the wheat into the sea.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v39

And when it was day, they knew not the land:
but they discovered a certain creek, with a shore,
into the which they were minded,

 ‘If it were possible, to thrust in the ship’.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v40

And when they had taken up the anchors,
they committed themselves unto the sea,
and loosed the rudder bands,
and hoisted up the mainsail to the wind,
and made toward shore.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v41

And falling into a place where two seas met,
they ran the ship aground, and the forepart stuck fast,
and remained unmovable,
but the hinder part was broken
with the violence of the waves.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v42

And the soldiers' counsel was

 ‘To kill the prisoners,
lest any of them should swim out, and escape’.

{ heart }   [AC] 27v43

But the centurion, willing to save Paul,
kept them from their purpose, and commanded

 ‘That they which could swim
should cast themselves first into the sea,
and get to land’:

{ heart }   [AC] 27v44

And the rest, some on boards,
and some on broken pieces of the ship:
and so it came to pass
that they escaped all safe to land.

» Acts 28

¶ Acts 28 v1-2

{ heart }   [AC] 28v1

And when they were escaped,
then they knew that the island was called

 ‘Melita’.

{ heart }   [AC] 28v2

And the barbarous people showed us
no little kindness:
for they kindled a fire, and received us every one,
because of the present rain, and because of the cold.

¶ Acts 28 v3-6

{ heart }   [AC] 28v3

And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks,
and laid them on the fire,
there came a viper out of the heat,
and fastened on his hand.

{ heart }   [AC] 28v4

And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast
hang on his hand, they said among themselves,

 ‘No doubt this man is a murderer,
whom though he hath escaped the sea,
yet vengeance suffereth not to live.

{ heart }   [AC] 28v5

And he shook off the beast into the fire,
and felt no harm.

{ heart }   [AC] 28v6

Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen,
or fallen down dead suddenly:
but after they had looked a great while,
and saw no harm come to him,
they changed their minds, and said

 ‘That he was a god’.

¶ Acts 28 v7-10

{ heart }   [AC] 28v7

In the same quarters were possessions
of the chief man of the island, whose name was

 ‘Publius,’ 

Who received us,
and lodged us three days courteously.

{ heart }   [AC] 28v8

And it came to pass that the father of Publius
lay sick of a fever, and of a bloody flux,
to whom Paul entered in, and prayed,
and laid his hands on him, and healed him.

{ heart }   [AC] 28v9

So when this was done,
others also which had diseases in the island,
came, and were healed:

{ heart }   [AC] 28v10

Who also honored us with many honors,
and when we departed,
they laded us with such things as were necessary.

¶ Acts 28 v11-16

{ heart }   [AC] 28v11

And after three months we departed
in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle,
whose sign was Castor and Pollux.

{ heart }   [AC] 28v12

And landing at Syracuse we tarried there three days.

{ heart }   [AC] 28v13

And from thence we fetched a compass,
and came to Rhegium,
and after one day the south wind blew,
and we came the next day to Puteoli:

{ heart }   [AC] 28v14

Where we found brethren,
and were desired to tarry with them seven days:
and so we went toward Rome.

{ heart }   [AC] 28v15

And from thence, when the brethren heard of us,
they came to meet us as far as Appius Forum,
and the three taverns: whom when Paul saw,
he thanked GOD, and took courage.

{ heart }   [AC] 28v16

And when we came to Rome,
the centurion delivered the prisoners
to the captain of the guard:
but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself
with a soldier that kept him.

¶ Acts 28 v17-31

{ heart }   [AC] 28v17

And it came to pass, that after three days,
Paul called the chief of the Jews together.
And when they were come together,
he said unto them,

Men and brethren, though I have committed nothing
against the people, or customs of our fathers,
yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem
into the hands of the Romans.

{ heart }   [AC] 28v18

Who when they had examined me,
would have let me go,
because there was no cause of death in me.

{ heart }   [AC] 28v19

But when the Jews spake against it,
I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar,
not that I had ought to accuse my nation of.

{ heart }   [AC] 28v20

For this cause therefore have I called for you,
to see you, and to speak with you:
because for the hope of Israel
I am bound with this chain.

{ heart }   [AC] 28v21

And they said unto him,

We neither received letters out of Judea
concerning thee,
neither any of the brethren that came,
showed or spake any harm of thee.

{ heart }   [AC] 28v22

But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest:
for as concerning this sect,
we know that everywhere it is spoken against.

{ heart }   [AC] 28v23

And when they had appointed him a day,
there came many to him into his lodging,
to whom he expounded and testified

The kingdom of GOD,

Persuading them concerning JESUS,
both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets,
from morning till evening.

{ heart }   [AC] 28v24

And some believed the things which were spoken,
and some believed not.

{ heart }   [AC] 28v25

And when they agreed not among themselves,
they departed, after Paul had spoken one word,

Well spake the HOLY GHOST by Isaiah the prophet,
unto our fathers,

{ heart }   [AC] 28v26

Saying,

Go unto this people, and say,

 ‘Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand,
and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive’.

{ heart }   [AC] 28v27

For the heart of this people is waxed gross,
and their ears are dull of hearing,
and their eyes have they closed,
lest they should see with their eyes,
and hear with their ears,
and understand with their heart,
and should be converted, and I should heal them.

{ heart }   [AC] 28v28

Be it known therefore unto you,

 ‘That the salvation of GOD is sent unto the Gentiles,
and that they will hear it’.

{ heart }   [AC] 28v29

And when he had said these words,
the Jews departed,
and had great reasoning among themselves.

{ heart }   [AC] 28v30

And Paul dwelt two whole years
in his own hired house,
and received all that came in unto him,

{ heart }   [AC] 28v31

Preaching

The kingdom of GOD,

And teaching those things
which concern the LORD JESUS CHRIST,
with all confidence, no man forbidding him.