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the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,
28 Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.
29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.
30 And Pbilip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
31 Aud he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? and he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.
32 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 his shearer, so opened he 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.
36 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 ?
37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jezus Christ is the son of God.
38 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.
39 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.
40 But Philip was found at Azotus : and passing through, he preached in all the cities, till he came to Cesarea.
CHAP. IX. 1 Saul going towards Damascus, 10 is called to the apostles
ship. 23 The Jews lay wait for him. 36 Tabitha raised. ANI
ND Saul yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter
against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest,
2 And desired of hiin 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.
3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus : 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 persecutest thou me?
5 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.
6 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.
7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.
8 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.
9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat
10 | 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.
11 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,
12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias com. ing in, and putting his hand on 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 himn how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.
17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the kouse; and putting his hands on him, said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou cainest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghust.
18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.
19 And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples wbich were at Damascus.
20 And straightway he preached Christ in the sytiagogues, that he is the Son of God.
21 But all that heard rim 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?
02 But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Dainascus, proving that. this is very Christ.
23 9 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 diseiple.
27 But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apos. tles, and declared unto them how he bad 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.
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 disputed against the Grecians : but they went about to
30 Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Cesarea, and sent bim forth to Tarsus.
31 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.
32 | And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout all quarters, he caine down also to the saints which dwelt at Lydda.
33 And there he found a certain man named Eneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was sick of the palsy.
34 And Peter said unto hin, Eneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.
35 And all that dwelt in Lydda and Saron saw hiin, and turnedto the Lord.
36 , Now there was at Joppa, a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and alms 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 unto 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 thein.
39 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 shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made while she was with them.
40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down and prayed; and turning him to the body, said, Tabitha, a. ise, And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.
41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up: and when he had called the saints and widows, he presented her alive.
42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.
43 And it came to pass, that he' tarried many days in Joppa with one Simon, a tanner.
CHAP. X. i Cornelius sendeth for Peter. 9 His vision. 34 He
preacheth. 44 The Holy Ghost falleth on the heurers. THERE was a man in Cesarea called Cornelius, a centu
rion of the band called the Italian band, 2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.
3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto hiin, Cornelius.
4. 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.
5. And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter:
6 He lodgeth with one Simon, a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do.
ī And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his houshold servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on liim continually: E e 2