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"Brethren , the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus.
(Now this man acquired a field with the price of his wickedness, and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his intestines gushed out.
And it became known to all who were living in Jerusalem; so that in their own language that field was called Hakeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)
"For it is written in the book of Psalms, 'LET HIS HOMESTEAD BE MADE DESOLATE, AND LET NO ONE DWELL IN IT'; and, 'LET ANOTHER MAN TAKE HIS OFFICE.'
beginning with the baptism of John until the day that He was taken up from us-one of these must become a witness with us of His resurrection."
And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
And when this sound occurred, the crowd came together, and were bewildered because each one of them was hearing them speak in his own language.
Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many wonders and signs were taking place through the apostles.
But many of those who had heard the message believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.
"He is the STONE WHICH WAS REJECTED by you, THE BUILDERS, but WHICH BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone.
saying, "What shall we do with these men? For the fact that a noteworthy miracle has taken place through them is apparent to all who live in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it.
When they had threatened them further, they let them go (finding no basis on which to punish them) on account of the people, because they were all glorifying God for what had happened;
for the man was more than forty years old on whom this miracle of healing had been performed.
to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose predestined to occur.
while You extend Your hand to heal, and signs and wonders take place through the name of Your holy servant Jesus."
And as he heard these words, Ananias fell down and breathed his last; and great fear came over all who heard of it.
Now there elapsed an interval of about three hours, and his wife came in, not knowing what had happened.
And great fear came over the whole church, and over all who heard of these things.
At the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were taking place among the people; and they were all with one accord in Solomon's portico.
Now when the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests heard these words, they were greatly perplexed about them as to what would come of this.
"For some time ago Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody, and a group of about four hundred men joined up with him. But he was killed, and all who followed him were dispersed and came to nothing.
Now at this time while the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the Hellenistic Jews against the native Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily serving of food.
"At this remark, MOSES FLED AND BECAME AN ALIEN IN THE LAND OF MIDIAN, where he became the father of two sons.
"When Moses saw it, he marveled at the sight; and as he approached to look more closely, there came the voice of the Lord :
SAYING TO AARON, 'MAKE FOR US GODS WHO WILL GO BEFORE US; FOR THIS MOSES WHO LED US OUT OF THE LAND OF EGYPT -WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM'.
"Which one of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? They killed those who had previously announced the coming of the Righteous One, whose betrayers and murderers you have now become;
Saul was in hearty agreement with putting him to death. And on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.
Even Simon himself believed; and after being baptized, he continued on with Philip, and as he observed signs and great miracles taking place, he was constantly amazed.
As he was traveling, it happened that he was approaching Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him;
And it happened at that time that she fell sick and died; and when they had washed her body, they laid it in an upper room.
It became known all over Joppa, and many believed in the Lord .
And fixing his gaze on him and being much alarmed, he said, "What is it, Lord ?" And he said to him, "Your prayers and alms have ascended as a memorial before God.
But he became hungry and was desiring to eat; but while they were making preparations, he fell into a trance;
A voice came to him, "Get up, Peter, kill and eat!"
This happened three times, and immediately the object was taken up into the sky.
you yourselves know the thing which took place throughout all Judea, starting from Galilee, after the baptism which John proclaimed.
"God raised Him up on the third day and granted that He become visible,
"This happened three times, and everything was drawn back up into the sky.
So then those who were scattered because of the persecution that occurred in connection with Stephen made their way to Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except to Jews alone.
One of them named Agabus stood up and began to indicate by the Spirit that there would certainly be a great famine all over the world. And this took place in the reign of Claudius.
So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God.
And he went out and continued to follow, and he did not know that what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision.
When Peter came to himself, he said, "Now I know for sure that the Lord has sent forth His angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting."
Now when day came, there was no small disturbance among the soldiers as to what could have become of Peter.
When they reached Salamis, they began to proclaim the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews; and they also had John as their helper.
Then the proconsul believed when he saw what had happened, being amazed at the teaching of the Lord .
"And we preach to you the good news of the promise made to the fathers,
Therefore they spent a long time there speaking boldly with reliance upon the Lord , who was testifying to the word of His grace, granting that signs and wonders be done by their hands.
And when an attempt was made by both the Gentiles and the Jews with their rulers, to mistreat and to stone them,
And when Paul and Barnabas had great dissension and debate with them, the brethren determined that Paul and Barnabas and some others of them should go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders concerning this issue.
After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, "Brethren , you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of the gospel and believe.
it seemed good to us, having become of one mind, to select men to send to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
And there occurred such a sharp disagreement that they separated from one another, and Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus.
It happened that as we were going to the place of prayer, a slave-girl having a spirit of divination met us, who was bringing her masters much profit by fortune-telling.
and suddenly there came a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison house were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone's chains were unfastened.
Now when day came, the chief magistrates sent their policemen, saying, "Release those men."
It happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the upper country and came to Ephesus, and found some disciples.
This took place for two years, so that all who lived in Asia heard the word of the Lord , both Jews and Greeks.
This became known to all, both Jews and Greeks, who lived in Ephesus; and fear fell upon them all and the name of the Lord Jesus was being magnified.
Now after these things were finished, Paul purposed in the Spirit to go to Jerusalem after he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, saying, "After I have been there, I must also see Rome."
About that time there occurred no small disturbance concerning the Way.
"You see and hear that not only in Ephesus, but in almost all of Asia, this Paul has persuaded and turned away a considerable number of people, saying that gods made with hands are no gods at all.
But when they recognized that he was a Jew, a single outcry arose from them all as they shouted for about two hours, "Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!"
And there he spent three months, and when a plot was formed against him by the Jews as he was about to set sail for Syria, he decided to return through Macedonia.
For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus so that he would not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hurrying to be in Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost.
And since he would not be persuaded, we fell silent, remarking, "The will of the Lord be done!"
After we arrived in Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly.
When he got to the stairs, he was carried by the soldiers because of the violence of the mob;
"But it happened that as I was on my way, approaching Damascus about noontime, a very bright light suddenly flashed from heaven all around me,
"It happened when I returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, that I fell into a trance,
As he said this, there occurred a dissension between the Pharisees and Sadducees, and the assembly was divided.
And there occurred a great uproar; and some of the scribes of the Pharisaic party stood up and began to argue heatedly, saying, "We find nothing wrong with this man; suppose a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?"
And as a great dissension was developing, the commander was afraid Paul would be torn to pieces by them and ordered the troops to go down and take him away from them by force, and bring him into the barracks.
After Paul had been summoned, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying to the governor, "S ince we have through you attained much peace, and since by your providence reforms are being carried out for this nation,
But as he was discussing righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix became frightened and said, "Go away for the present, and when I find time I will summon you."
"Yet I have nothing definite about him to write to my lord . Therefore I have brought him before you all and especially before you, King Agrippa, so that after the investigation has taken place, I may have something to write.
"So then, all Jews know my manner of life from my youth up, which from the beginning was spent among my own nation and at Jerusalem;
"And now I am standing trial for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers;
"So, King Agrippa, I did not prove disobedient to the heavenly vision,
"So, having obtained help from God, I stand to this day testifying both to small and great, stating nothing but what the Prophets and Moses said was going to take place;
And Paul said, "I would wish to God, that whether in a short or long time, not only you, but also all who hear me this day, might become such as I am, except for these chains."
And Agrippa said to Festus, "This man might have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar."
When we had sailed slowly for a good many days, and with difficulty had arrived off Cnidus, since the wind did not permit us to go farther, we sailed under the shelter of Crete, off Salmone;
Running under the shelter of a small island called Clauda, we were scarcely able to get the ship's boat under control.
But when the fourteenth night came, as we were being driven about in the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors began to surmise that they were approaching some land.
Until the day was about to dawn, Paul was encouraging them all to take some food, saying, "Today is the fourteenth day that you have been constantly watching and going without eating, having taken nothing.
When day came, they could not recognize the land; but they did observe a bay with a beach, and they resolved to drive the ship onto it if they could.
and the rest should follow, some on planks, and others on various things from the ship. And so it happened that they all were brought safely to land.
But they were expecting that he was about to swell up or suddenly fall down dead. But after they had waited a long time and had seen nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and began to say that he was a god.
And it happened that the father of Publius was lying in bed afflicted with recurrent fever and dysentery; and Paul went in to see him and after he had prayed, he laid his hands on him and healed him.
After this had happened, the rest of the people on the island who had diseases were coming to him and getting cured.