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The eunuch baptized. THE ACTS, 9.


Saul's conversion.

in his chariot read Esaias the lip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing.

29 Then' the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.

30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?

31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide

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


me? And he desired Philip AND Saul, yet breathing out

that he would come up and sit with him.

threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the 32 The place of the scripture Lord, went unto the high which he read was this, He priest,

was led as a sheep to the slaugh- 2 And desired of him letters to ter; and like a lamb dumb be- Damascus to the synagogues, fore his shearer, so opened he that if he found any of this

not his mouth:

33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.

34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some

other man?

35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.

way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.

3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damaseus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: 4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecut

est thou me?

5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain nished said, Lord, what wilt 6 And he trembling and astowater: and the eunuch said, thou have me to do? And the See, here is water; what doth Lord said unto him, Arise, and hinder me to be baptized? go into the city, and it shall 37 And Philip said, If thou be told thee what thou must believest with all thine heart, do.

thou mayest. And he an- 7 And the men which jourswered and said, I believe neyed with him stood speechthat Jesus Christ is the Son less, hearing a voice, but seeing of God.

no man.

38 And he commanded the 8 And Saul arose from the chariot to stand still: and they earth; and when his eyes were went down both into the water, opened, he saw no man: but both Philip and the eunuch; they led him by the hand, and and he baptized him. brought him into Damascus. 39 And when they were come 9 And he was three days withup out of the water, the Spirit out sight, and neither did eat of the Lord caught away Phi- nor drink.

The Jews seek


to kill Saul. 10 And there was a certain ed Christ in the synagogues, disciple at Damascus, named that he is the Son of God. Ananias; and to him said the 21 But all that heard him Lord in a vision, Ananias. were amazed, and said; Is not And he said, Behold, I am this he that destroyed them here, Lord. which called on this name in

11 And the Lord said unto Jerusalem, and came hither for him, Arise, and go into the that intent, that he might bring street which is called Straight, them bound unto the chief and enquire in the house of priests?

Judas for one called Saul, of 22 But Saul increased the Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, more in strength, and con12 And hath seen in a vision founded the Jews which dwelt a man named Ananias coming at Damascus, proving that this in, and putting his hand on is very Christ. him, that he might receive his sight.

13 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:

14 And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name. 15 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:

16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.

23 And after that many days were fulfilled, the Jews took counsel to kill him :

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

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

26 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.

and brought him to the apos27 But Barnabas took him, tles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in 17 And Ananias went his way, the way, and that he had spoand entered into the house; ken to him, and how he had and putting his hands on him preached boldly at Damascus said, Brother Saul, the Lord, in the name of Jesus. 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.

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

29 And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and 18 And immediately there fell disputed against the Grecians: from his eyes as it had been but they went about to slay scales: and he received sight him. forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.

30 Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down 19 And when he had receiv- to Cæsarea, and sent him forth ed meat, he was strengthened. to Tarsus. Then was Saul certain days 31 Then had the churches rest with the disciples which were throughout all Judæa and Gaat Damascus. lilee and Samaria, and were 20 And straightway he preach-ledified; and walking in the

Tabitha revived.

THE ACTS, 10. Vision of Cornelius

fear of the Lord, and in the had called the saints and wicomfort of the Holy Ghost, dows, presented her alive.

were multiplied.

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

33 And there he found a certain man named Æneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy.

42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many be lieved in the Lord.

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


34 And Peter said unto him, HERE was a certain man Eneas, Jesus Christ maketh in Cæsarea called Cornethee whole: arise, and make lius, a centurion of the band. thy bed. And he arose imme- called the Italian band, diately. 2 A devout man, and one that 35 And all that dwelt at Lydda feared God with all his house, and Saron saw him, and turned which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God al

to the Lord.

36 Now there was at Joppa way, a certain disciple named Tabi- 3 He saw in a vision evidently tha, which by interpretation is about the ninth hour of the called Dorcas: this woman was day an angel of God coming in full of good works and alms- to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.

deeds which she did.

37 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.

38 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


while she was with them.

4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, And he What is it, Lord? said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.

5 And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter: 6 He lodgeth with one Simon tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do.


39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, 7 And when the angel which they brought him into the up- spake unto Cornelius was deper chamber: and all the wi- parted, he called two of his dows stood by him weeping, household servants, and a deand shewing the coats and vout soldier of them that waitgarments which Dorcas made, ed on him continually 8 And when he had declared all these things unto them, he 40 But Peter put them all sent them to Joppa. forth, and kneeled down, and 9 On the morrow, as they prayed; and turning him to went on their journey, and the body said, Tabitha, arise. drew nigh unto the city, Peter And she opened her eyes: and went up upon the housetop to when she saw Peter, she sat up. pray about the sixth hour 41 And he gave her his hand, 10 And he became very hunand lifted her up, and when he gry, and would have eaten:

Peter's vision, and THE ACTS, 10. visit to Cornelius.

but while they made ready, he good report among all the nafell into a trance, tion of the Jews, was warned 11 And saw heaven opened, from God by an holy angel to and a certain vessel descending send for thee into his house, unto him, as it had been a great and to hear words of thee. sheet knit at the four corners, 23 Then called he them in, and let down to the earth: and lodged them. And on the 12 Wherein were all manner morrow Peter went away with of fourfooted beasts of the them, and certain brethren earth, and wild beasts, and from Joppa accompanied him. creeping things, and fowls of 24 And the morrow after they entered into Cæsarea. And 13 And there came a voice to Cornelius waited for them, and him, Rise, Peter; kill, and had called together his kinsmen and near friends. in, Cornelius met him, and fell 25 And as Peter was coming down at his feet, and worship26 But Peter took him up, ped him. saying, Stand up: I myself also am a man.

the air.


14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.

15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.

27 And as he talked with 16 This was done thrice: and him, he went in, and found the vessel was received up many that were come togeagain into heaven. ther.

17 Now while Peter doubted 28 And he said unto them, in himself what this vision Ye know how that it is an which he had seen should unlawful thing for a man that mean, behold, the men which is a Jew to keep company, or were sent from Cornelius had come unto one of another namade enquiry for Simon's tion; but God hath shewed house, and stood before the me that I should not call any gate, man common or unclean.

18 And called, and asked whe- 29 Therefore came I unto you ther Simon, which was surna- without gainsaying, as soon as med Peter, were lodged there. I was sent for: ask there19 While Peter thought on fore for what intent ye have the vision, the Spirit said unto sent for me? him, Behold, three men seek 30 And Cornelius said, Four thee. days ago I was fasting until 20 Arise therefore, and get this hour; and at the ninth thee down, and go with them, hour I prayed in my house, doubting nothing: for I have and, behold, a man stood besent them. fore me in bright clothing,

21 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

31 And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God.

32 Send therefore to Joppa, are come? and call hither Simon, whose 22 And they said, Cornelius surname is Peter; he is lodged the centurion, a just man, and in the house of one Simon a one that feareth God, and of tanner by the sea side: who.

Peter preaches in


Cornelius' house. when he cometh, shall speak in him shall receive remission unto thee. of sins.

33 Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast 44 T While Peter yet spake well done that thou art come. these words, the Holy Ghost Now therefore are we all here fell on all them which heard present before God, to hear all the word. things that are commanded thee of God.

34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:

45 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. 35 But in every nation he that 46 For they heard them speak feareth him, and worketh right- with tongues, and magnify eousness, is accepted with him. God. Then answered Peter, 36 The word which God sent 47 Can any man forbid water, unto the children of Israel, that these should not be bappreaching peace by Jesus tized, which have received the Christ: (he is Lord of all :) Holy Ghost as well as we? 37 That word, I say, ye know, 48 And he commanded them which was published through- to be baptized in the name of out all Judea, and began from the Lord. Then prayed they Galilee, after the baptism him to tarry certain days. which John preached;

38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who


went about doing good, and AND the apostles and brehealing all that were oppressed that were in Judæa of the devil; for God was with heard that the Gentiles had him. also received the word of God. 39 And we are witnesses of 2 And when Peter was come all things which he did both up to Jerusalem, they that in the land of the Jews, and in were of the circumcision conJerusalem; whom they slew tended with him, and hanged on a tree:

3 Saying, Thou wentest in to 40 Him God raised up the men uncircumcised, and didst third day, and shewed him eat with them. openly;

41 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.

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

5 I was in the city of Joppa praying: and in a trance I saw 42 And he commanded us to a vision, A certain vessel depreach unto the people, and scend, as it had been a great to testify that it is he which sheet, let down from heaven was ordained of God to be the by four corners; and it came Judge of quick and dead. even to me: 43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through

6 Upon the which when I had fastened mine eyes, I considered, and saw fourfooted his name whosoever believeth beasts of the earth, and wild

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