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did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves [also] 23 know; him, being delivered up to you by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, [ye have taken; and}

24 by wicked hands ye have crucified and slain: whom God hath raised up, having loosed the bands of death; because it was not possible* that he should be holden by

25 it. For David speaketh concerning him, 'I saw the Lord always before me; for he is on my right hand, so

26 that I cannot be moved. Wherefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue was glad: moreover my flesh also will

27 rest in hope; because thou wilt not leave me in the grave;

28 nor suffer thine holy one to see corruption. Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou wilt make me

29 full of joy with thy countenance.' Brethren, let me plainly speak to you of the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his sepulchre is among us to this

30 day. Wherefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn to him with an oath, that of the fruit of

31 his loinst he would place successors on his throne; he foresawf this, and spake concerning the resurrection of Christ; that he|| was not left in the grave, nor did his

32 flesh see corruption. This Jesus God raised upf; of

33 which all we are witnesses. Having therefore been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the holy spirit, he hath poured

34 out this, which ye now see and hear. For David hath not ascended into the heavens: but he himself saith, 'Jehovah said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

35 until I make thine enemies thy footstool.' Wherefore let

* "It was unfit in itself, and contrary to the tenour of propheey." Neweonw.

t aeeording to the flesh he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne, R. T. These words are wantinirin the Altx. Ephr. and Camb. MSS., and are left out of the text by 'Grieshach and Newcome.

t » The propheey in it, meat eminent sense referred to Christ; though it had an inferior sense also, that David should be preserved from death, notwithstanding the maliee and power of his enemies." Neweome.

| hh tool, n. T. st hath God raised up. V

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 promise 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 baptized: and on that day about three thousand persons were

42 added to the church\. 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 dayf with one consent, and breaking bread from house to house, they partook of food with gladness, and single- 47 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 pie 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 luuh made, N. t Or, to the diseiples. Symorais, p. 36.

i day by day, N.

I! Or. added converts daily to the thurch. Sec S. 131. Neweoroe'i m.

3 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 godli

13 ness we had made this man to walk? The God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob, even the God of our fathers, hath glorified his servantf Jesus; whom ye delivered 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 murthererto be granted

15 unto you; and killed the conductor to life||, whom God 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, ourt faith, which

* Or, Thro Peter, with John, haiing stedfastly fixed his eyes upon him, aid.
t the tame matt, N.

t Sce eh. iv. 25; Matt. xii. 18. So Neweomc's margin, but in the text he, tramlates Son.

| N. m. author of life, N, Him that leadeth tu to life, Dr. Clarke.
•Or. hefsnts.

is through Jesus, gave* him this perfect soundness in the

17 presence 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 youf : whom heaven must receive, until the times of the restoration of all things||, 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 brethren, 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 pro

24- 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 raised up his servant ff, hath sent him|||| to bless you, by turning away every one of you from his iniquities."

Ch. Iv. And as the afiostles 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.

t Sce Gricsbach, and Neweoroe's margin. In his text the reading is, "his prophets, that Christ," etc. the Christ, Wakefield.

% Or, preordained. N. m. R. T. reads, "was before preached unto you."

| " When all things shall be disposed, ordered, settled, in a perfect state; from their present imperfeet one. See Bishop Pearce's aceurate note." N.

1 of all his holy prophets, R. T. tt foretold, R. T.

tt N. m. son, N. Sce rer. 13. his servant (or son) Jesus, R. T.

Ill bath lent 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 ciders, 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 spirit, 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 people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, but whom God raised from the dead, even by him this man standeth here before you restoredf,

11 This is the stone which was despised by you builders;

12 but which is become the head of the corner. Nor is there healingll 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 obscure 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 withdraw out of the council, they conferred among them

16 selves, saying, "What shall we do to these men? for

• words rf Peter, N. See Symontb. t Or. saved. N. m.

\ Or, sound. || salvation, N. t. but in the margin " healing." Sce ver. 5,

1 So N. m. mml, N. i. Die original wordi refer to ofewr«M, »cr. 9.

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