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36 all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God made*

that Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and

Christ.” 37 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the

heart, and said to Peter, and to the rest of the apostles, 38 “ Brethren, what shall we do?” Then Peter said unto

them, “ Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in

the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins; and 39 ye shall receive the gift of the holy spirit. For the pro

mise is to you, and to your children ; and to all that are 40 afar off, as many as the Lord our God shall call.” And

with many other words he testified and exhorted, saying,

“ Save yourselves from this perverse generation." 41 Then those who [gladly) received his words, were bap

tized : and on that day about three thousand persons were 42 added to the churcht. And they stedfastly continued in

the doctrine of the apostles, and in fellowship, and in the 43 breaking of bread, and in prayers.

And fear came upon every one ; and many wonders and signs were done by 44 the apostles. And all who believed were together, and 45 had all things common; and sold their possessions and

substance, and parted them among all, as every one had 46 need. And stedfastly continuing in the temple every

daył with one consent, and breaking bread from house

to house, they partook of food with gladness, and single47 ness of heart; praising God, and having favour with all

the people. And the Lord daily added to the church

those who were saved). CH. III. Now Peter and John went up together into the tem2 ple at the hour of prayer, which was the ninth hour. And

a certain man, lame from his mother's womb, was carried ; who was laid daily at the gate of the temple, which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of those that entered into the

God bath made, n.

† Or, to the disciples. Symonds, p. 36. * day by day, N. | Or, added converts daily to the church. See $. 131. Newscome's m.

s temple: who, when he saw Peter and John about to go 4 into the temple, asked to receive alms. Then Peter and

John earnestly beheld him; and Peter said *, “ Look on 5 us.” And he gave heed to them, expecting to receive 6 something from them. Then Peter said, “ Silver and

gold I have not : but such as I have, I give unto thee.

In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise and walk.” 7 And Peter took him by the right hand, and raised him

up; and immediately his feet and ancle-bones were 8 strengthened : and leaping up, he stood and walked, and

entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, 9 and praising God. And all the people saw him walking, 10 and praising God; and they knew that it was he who

used to sit for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple :

and they were filled with astonishment and amazement at 11 that which had befallen him. And as het held Peter and

John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch

which is called Solomon's, much astonished. 12 And when Peter saw it, he said to the people, “ Ye

men of Israel, why wonder ye at this ? or why look ye

earnestly on us, as though by our own power or godli13 ness we had made this man to walk? The God of Abra

ham and of Isaac and of Jacob, even the God of our fathers, hath glorified his servant Jesus; whom ye deli

vered up, and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he 14 had determined to release him. But ye denied the holy

and righteous one ; and desired a murtherer to be granted 15 unto you ; and killed the conductor to lifell, whom God is through Jesus, gave* him this perfect soundness in the 17 presence

hath raised from the dead ; of which we are witnesses. 16 And his name, through faith therein, hath strengthened

this man, whom ye see and know : yea, our faith, which

* Or, Then Peter, with John, having stedfastly fixed his eyes upon him, said.
+ the lame man, N.

See ch. iv. 25; Matt. xii, 18. So Newcome's margin, but in the text he translates Son.

N. m. author of life, N, Him that leadeth us to life, Dr. Clarke.
Gr. he faith,

of you all. And now, brethren, I know that 18 through ignorance ye did it; as did your rulers also. But

those things which God foreshewed by the mouth of all

the prophets that his Christt would suffer, he hath thus 19 fulfilled. Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins

may be blotted out, when the times of refresh. 20 ment shall come from the presence of the Lord ; and he

shall send Jesus Christ, that was before appointed for 21 yout: whom heaven must receive, until the times of the

restoration of all thingsli, concerning which God hath

spoken by the mouth of his holy prophets [since the 22 world began.] Now Moses said (to our fathers,] "The

Lord your God will raise up unto you from your breth

ren, a prophet like me ; to him ye shall hearken in all 23 things, whatsoever he shall speak unto you. And it shall

come to pass that every one who shall not hear that pro24 phet, shall be destroyed from among the people.' Yea,

and all the prophets, from Samuel and those who follow

after, as many as have spoken, have toldtt likewise of 25 these days. Ye are the sons of the prophets, and of the

covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto

Abraham, 'And in thine offspring all the families of the 26 earth shall be blessed.' Unto you first, God, having rais

ed up his servantff, hath sent him|||| to bless you, by

turning away every one of you from his iniquities." Ch. iv. And as the apostles were speaking to the people, the

priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, 2 came suddenly upon them; being grieved that they taught

* hath given, N.

+ See Griesbach, and Newcome's margin. In his text the reading is, “his prophets, that Christ," etc. the Christ, Wakefield.

Or, pre-ordained. N. m. R. T. reads, “was before preached unto you."

1" When all things shall be disposed, ordered, settled, in a perfect state; from their present imperfect one. See Bishop Pearce's accurate note." N. of all his holy prophets, R. T.

# foretold, R. T. # N. m. son, N. See ver. 13. his servant (or son) Jesus, R. T. 1 bath sent him unto you first, N.

the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection 3 from the dead : and they laid their hands on them, and

put them in prison until the next day : for it was now 4 evening. (However, many of those, that had heard the

discourse of Peter*, believed : and the number of the

men was about five thousand.) 5 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, 6 and clders, and scribes, and Annas the high-priest, and

Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as

were of the race of the high-priest, were gathered together 7 in Jerusalem. And when they had set the apostles in the

midst, they asked, “By what power, or by what name, 8 have ye done this ?” Then Peter, filled with the holy spi

rit, said unto them, “Ye rulers of the people, and elders 9 of Israel, if we be examined this day concerning the good

deed done to the infirm man, by what means he hath been 10 made wellt; be it known to you all, and to all the peo

ple of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, but whom God raised from the dead,

ven by him this man standeth here before you restoredt. 11 This is the stone which was despised by you builders; 12 but which is become the head of the corner. Nor is there

healing|| by any other : for there is no other name under

heaven given among men, by which we can be healed." 13 Now, when they observed the free speech of Peter and

John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ob

scure men, they wondered ; and they knew that these men 14 had been with Jesus. And beholding the man that had

been restored standing with them, they had nothing to 15 object. But when they had commanded them to with

draw out of the council, they conferred among them16 selves, saying, “ What shall we do to these men ? for that indeed a signal miracle hath been wrought by them,

words of Peter, N. See Symonds.

+ Gr. saved. N. m. Or, sound.

salvation, N. t. but in the margin "healing." See ver. 9, So N. 18. saved, N, t. The original words refer to citasas, ver. 9.

is manifest to all those who dwell in Jerusalem, and we 17 cannot deny. But, that it spread no further among

the people, let us strictly threaten them that henceforth 18 they speak to no man in this name.” And they called

the apostles, and commanded them not to speak at all, nor 19 teach, in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John an

swered and said unto them, “ Whether it be right before

God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye ; 20 for we cannot but speak the things which we have seen 21 and heard.” So when they had further threatened them,

they released them ; not finding how they might punish

them, on account of the people ; for all men glorified 22 God because of that which had been done. For the man

was more than forty years old, on whom this miracle of

curing had been wrought. 23 And having been released, they went to their own com

pany, and reported all which the chief-priests and elders 24 had said unto them. And when* their own company had

heard it, they lifted up their voice to God with one consent, and said ; “O sovereign Lord, thou art God, who

madest heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that is in 25 them : who saidst also by the mouth of thy servant Da

vid, "Why did the gentiles rage, and the peoplest ima26 gine vain things? Why did kings of the earth stand

up, and why were the rulers gathered together, against 27 the Lord, and against his anointed ?' For in truth, against

thy holy servant Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both

Herod and Pontius Pilate, and the gentiles, and the peo. 28 ple of Israel, were gathered together in this city ; to do

whatsoever thy hand and thy counseltt determined before 29 to be done. And now, Lord, behold their threatenings :

* See Symonds, 38.

+ people, n. Or, The kings of the land stood up, and the rulers were gathered together, etc. I land, Wakefield.

I N. m. son, N. #* Thy power and thy counsel : thy powerful counsel,” Newcome:

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