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19 And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Acela dama, that is to say, The field of blood.

20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein : and, His bishoprick let another take.

21 Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 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.

23 And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. And they praved, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place. And they gave forth their lots: and the lot fell upon Matthias ; and he was numbered with the elever apostles. .: LESSON LXXXIII

Acts, Chap. 2. AND when the day of Pentecost was fully come,' they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues, like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them : and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

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

6 Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazeti, and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galileans? And how hear we every man in our tongue wherein we were born ?

9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and in Cappadocia, in Pontus and Asia, Phrygia, and Painphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of: Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews, and pro

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

12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? Others mocking said These men are full of new wine

14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted 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 te my words: for these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.

16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel: And it shall come to pass in the last days, (saith God,) I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see vi. sions, and your old men shall dream dreams :

18 Aud on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy :

19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath ; blood, and fire, and vapours of smoke:

20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:

21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

22 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:

23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counscl ani! foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands, have crucified and slain;

24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of · death : because it was not possible that he should be liolden of it.

25 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 inoved : Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also, my flesh shall rest in hope;

27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption, Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

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

30 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: : 31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we are all witnesses.

39 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, The braih sher forth this, which ye now see and hear.

34 For David is not ascended into the heavens : but he sain himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thy foes thy footstool.

36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know ass uredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, sud said unto l'eter, and to the rest of the apostles, Dion and brethren, what shall we do?

38 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.

39 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. And with inany other words did he testify and exort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized : and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; and sold their possessious and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

46 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:

47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people.

And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

LESSON LXXXIV.

Acts, Chap. 3. Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.

2 And a certain man lame from his birth 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; who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked an alms.

4 And Peter fastening his eyes upon him, with John, said, Look on us. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.

6 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.

7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifled him up; and immediately his feet and anclé bones received strength.

8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God :

10 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.

11 And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, al} the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering.

12 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 ?

13 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 bim in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.

14 But ye denied the Holy One, and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; and killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

16 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.

17 And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers. But those things which God before bad shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.

19 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:

20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preacheal unto you: whom the heavens 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.

22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shal! 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.

23 And it shall come to pass, that every soul which will not lear that Prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.

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

25 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.

26 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.

LESSON LXXXV.

Acts, Chap. 4. AND as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, -and the Sadducees came upon thein, being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

3 And they laid hands on them, and put ilem in hold unto the next day : for it was now eventide. Howbeit, many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand. : 5 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes, and Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.

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