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after he had given the apostles he had chosen, the orders they were to execute by the holy spirit.

And when they were all together, with him, he gave them orders not to go away from Jerusalem, but to keep there, waiting till the word of the Father was put into effect, of which, he said, I have given you knowledge:

And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.

And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)

This man therefore purchased a field with the price of the wickedness, and falling headlong burst in the middle and all his bowels were poured out;

And this came to the knowledge of all those who were living in Jerusalem, so that the field was named in their language, Akel-dama, or, The field of blood.)

So two names were proposed, Joseph called Bar-sabbas--and surnamed Justus--and Matthias.

Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya toward Cyrene, and the Romans who were in town,

When he saw that Peter and John were about to go into the Temple, he asked them to give him something.

He looked at them, supposing that they were going to give him something.

While he was holding on to Peter and John, all the people came running to them in what was called "Solomon's Colonnade". They were dumbfounded.

And when Peter saw [the crowd assembling] he gave this explanation: "Men of Israel, why are you so shocked at [what happened to] this man? And why are you gazing at us, as though it were by our power or godly qualities that we caused him to walk?

[Then, at the hands of the Roman authorities] you killed the Prince of [never ending] life, but God raised Him from the dead, and we [apostles] were [reliable] witnesses of it.

And now, brethren, I know that you acted in ignorance [not aware of what you were doing], as did your rulers also.

You [Jews] were the first ones to receive this blessing when God raised up [i.e., selected] His Servant [i.e., Jesus] and sent Him to turn all of you [away] from your sins."

Being vexed and indignant through and through because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in [the case of] Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers and elders and scribes were gathered together in Jerusalem;

And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.

and having set them in the midst, they were inquiring, 'In what power, or in what name did ye do this?'

And, seeing that the man who had been made well was there with them, they were not able to say anything against it.

But, having ordered them to go aside out of the Sanhedrin, they were conferring one with another,

And they having further threatened them, let them go, finding nothing how they may punish them, because of the people, because all were glorifying God for that which hath been done,

After they were permitted to go, [the apostles] returned to their own [company] and told all that the chief priests and elders had said to them.

Having said by the mouth of David thy servant, That why were the nations insolent, and did the people practise vain things

The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

and were laying them at the feet of the apostles, and distribution was being made to each according as any one had need.

And it fortuned as it were about the space of three hours after, that his wife came in, ignorant of that which was done.

And Peter said to her, "Tell me whether you [both] were paid this much [for] the piece of land." And she said, "Yes, this much."

And the whole church and all others who heard of these things were appalled [great awe and strange terror and dread seized them].

and of the rest no one was daring to join himself to them, but the people were magnifying them,

And they even took into the streets people who were ill, and put them on beds, so that when Peter went by, some of them might be in his shade.

And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.

And when the officers were come, they did not find them in the prison; and returned and reported

We found the prison quite safely locked up and the guards were on duty outside the doors, but when we opened [it], we found no one on the inside.

Now when the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these words, they were much perplexed concerning them whereunto this would grow.

Presently, however, some one came and told them, that the men whom they had put in prison were actually standing in the Temple Courts, teaching the people.

then the magistrate having gone away with officers, brought them without violence, for they were fearing the people, lest they should be stoned;

For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to nought.

After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the taxing, and drew away much people after him: he also perished; and all, even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed.

But if it is from God, you will not be able to overthrow them, lest you even be found fighting against God." So they were persuaded by him.

But there arose certain of them that were of the synagogue called the synagogue of the Libertines, and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and Asia, disputing with Stephen.

And the people, with the rulers and the scribes, were moved against him, and they came and took him before the Sanhedrin,

For he has said in our hearing that this Jesus of Nazareth will put this place to destruction and make changes in the rules which were handed down to us by Moses.

God's words were these--'Abraham's descendants shall live in a foreign country, where they will be enslaved and ill-treated for four hundred years.

And the patriarchs, [because they] were jealous of Joseph, sold [him] into Egypt. And God was with him,

'And there came a dearth upon all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great tribulation, and our fathers were not finding sustenance,

But when Jacob heard that there were provisions in Egypt, he sent our fathers, the first time.

and, on their second visit, Joseph made himself known to his brothers, and the kindred of Joseph were made known to Pharaoh.

And Joseph having sent forth, he summoned Jacob his father. And all his kinfolk, in souls, were seventy-five.

And were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor the father of Sychem.

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