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Chapter 1:26 Verses
44-1:1 In ye former treatise O Theophilus, we haue spoke of all that Iesus began to do and teache,
44-1:2 Untyll the day in which he was take vp, after that he through the holy ghost, had geuen commaundementes vnto the Apostles, whom he had chosen,
44-1:3 To whom also he shewed hym selfe alyue after his passion, and that by manye tokens, appearyng vnto them fourtie dayes, and speaking of the kingdome of God,
44-1:4 And gatheryng them together, commaunded them that they shoulde not depart from Hierusalem, but wayte for the promise of the father, wherof [saith he] ye haue hearde of me.
44-1:5 For Iohn truely baptized with water, but ye shalbe baptized with the holy ghost, after these fewe dayes.
44-1:6 When they therfore were come together, they asked of hym, saying: Lorde, wylt thou at this tyme restore agayne the kyngdome to Israel?
44-1:7 And he sayde vnto them: It is not for you to knowe the tymes, or the seasons, which the father hath put in his owne power.
44-1:8 But ye shall receaue power, after that the holy ghost is come vpon you: And ye shalbe witnesses vnto me, both in Hierusalem, and in al Iurie, & in Samarie, and euen vnto the worldes ende.
44-1:9 And when he had spoken these thynges, whyle they behelde, he was taken vp an hye, and a cloude receaued hym vp out of their syght.
44-1:10 And while they loked stedfastly vp towarde heaue, as he went, beholde, two men stoode by them in whyte apparell,
44-1:11 Which also sayde: Ye men of Galilee, why stande ye gasyng vp into heauen? This same Iesus, which is taken vp from you into heauen, shall so come, euen as ye haue seene hym go into heauen.
44-1:12 Then returned they vnto Hierusalem, from the mount that is called Oliuete, which is from Hierusalem a Sabboth dayes iourney.
44-1:13 And when they were come in, they went vp into a parlour, where abode both Peter, and Iames, and Iohn, and Andrewe, Philip and Thomas, Barthelmewe and Matthewe, Iames the sonne of Alpheus, & Simo Zelotes, and Iudas the brother of Iames.
44-1:14 These all continued with one accorde in prayer and supplication with the women, and Marie the mother of Iesus, and with his brethren.
44-1:15 And in those dayes, Peter stoode vp in the middes of the disciples, and said (The number of names together, were about an hundred and twentie)
44-1:16 Ye men and brethren, this scripture must needes haue ben fulfylled, which the holy ghost by the mouth of Dauid spake before of Iudas, which was guide to them that toke Iesus:
44-1:17 For he was numbred with vs, & had obteyned felowship in this ministerie.
44-1:18 And the same hath nowe purchased a fielde, with the rewarde of iniquitie? And when he was hanged, he burst a sunder in the middes, & all his bowels gusshed out.
44-1:19 And it is knowen vnto all the dwellers at Hierusalem, in so much that the same fielde is called in their mother tongue, Aceldema, that is to saye, the blood fielde.
44-1:20 For it is written in ye booke of psalmes: Let his habitation be desert, and no man be dwellyng therein: And his bishopricke let another take.
44-1:21 Wherfore, of these men which haue companyed with vs, all the tyme that the Lorde Iesus went in and out among vs,
44-1:22 Begynnyng from the baptisme of Iohn, vnto that same day that he was take vp from vs, must one be ordeyned, to be a witnesse with vs of his resurrection.
44-1:23 And they appoynted two, Ioseph which is called Barsabas, whose sirname was Iustus, and Matthias.
44-1:24 And they prayed, saying: Thou Lord which knowest the heartes of all men, shewe whether of these two thou haste chosen,
44-1:25 That he may take the rowme of this ministerie and Apostleship, from which Iudas by transgression fell, that he myght go to his owne place.
44-1:26 And they gaue foorth their lottes, & the lot fell vpon Matthias, and he was counted with the eleuen Apostles.
Chapter 2:47 Verses
44-2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was, they were all with one accorde in one place:
44-2:2 And sodenly there came a sounde fro heauen, as it had ben the commyng of a mightie wynde, and it fylled all the house where they sate.
44-2:3 And there appeared vnto them clouen tongues, lyke as they had ben of fyre, and it sate vpon eche one of them.
44-2:4 And they were all fylled with the holy ghost, and began to speake with other tongues, as the spirite gaue them vtteraunce.
44-2:5 There were dwellyng at Hierusalem, Iewes, deuout men, out of euery nation [of them] that are vnder heauen.
44-2:6 When this was noysed about, the multitude came together and were astonnyed, because that euery man hearde them speake with his owne language.
44-2:7 They wondred all, and marueyled, saying among themselues: Beholde, are not all these which speake, of Galilee?
44-2:8 And howe heare we euery man his owne tongue, wherin we were borne?
44-2:9 Parthians, and Medes, & Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Iurie, and in Capadocia, in Pontus and Asia,
44-2:10 Phrygia, & Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parties of Lybia, which is besyde Cyrene, & straungers of Rome, Iewes and Proselytes.
44-2:11 Cretes and Arabians: we haue hearde them speake in our tongues, the wonderfull workes of God.
44-2:12 They were all amased, and wondred, saying one to another: What meaneth this?
44-2:13 Other mocked, saying: These men are full of newe wyne.
44-2:14 But Peter standyng foorth with the eleuen, lyft vp his voyce, and sayde vnto them: Ye men of Iurie, and all ye that dwell at Hierusalem, be this knowen vnto you, and with your eares heare my wordes.
44-2:15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeyng it is but the thirde houre of the day.
44-2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophete Ioel:
44-2:17 And it shalbe in the last dayes (sayth God) of my spirite I wyll powre out vpon all fleshe: And your sonnes and your daughters shall prophesie, and your young men shall see visions, and your olde men shall dreame dreames.
44-2:18 And on my seruauntes, and on my handemaydens, I wyll powre out of my spirite in those dayes, and they shall prophesie.
44-2:19 And I wyll shewe wonders in heauen aboue, and tokens in the earth beneath, blood, and fyre, and the vapour of smoke.
44-2:20 The Sunne shalbe turned into darknesse, and the Moone into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come.
44-2:21 And it shall come to passe, that whosoeuer shall call on the name of the Lorde, shalbe saued.
44-2:22 Ye men of Israel, heare these wordes: Iesus of Nazareth, a man approued of God among you, with miracles, wonders, and signes, which God dyd by hym in the middes of you, as ye your selues also knowe.
44-2:23 Hym haue ye taken, by the handes of vnryghteous persons, after he was deliuered by the determinate councell and foreknowledge of God, and haue crucified and slayne hym.
44-2:24 Whom God hath raised vp, and loosed the sorowes of death, because it was vnpossible, that he shoulde be holden of it.
44-2:25 For Dauid speaketh of hym, I sawe the Lorde alwayes set foorth before my face: for he is on my ryght hande, that I shoulde not be moued.
44-2:26 Therfore dyd my heart reioyce, and my tongue was glad. Moreouer also my fleshe shall reste in hope,
44-2:27 Because thou wylt not leaue my soule in hell, neither wylt thou suffer thyne holy one to see corruption.
44-2:28 Thou hast shewed me the wayes of lyfe, thou shalt make me full of ioy with thy countenaunce.
44-2:29 Ye men and brethren, let me freely speake vnto you of the patriarke Dauid: For he is both dead and buryed, and his sepulchre remayneth with vs vnto this day.
44-2:30 Therfore, seeyng he was a prophete, and knewe that God had sworne with an oth to hym, that Christe, as concernyng the fleshe, should come of the fruite of his loynes, & should syt on his seate:
44-2:31 He knowyng this before, spake of the resurrection of Christe, that his soule shoulde not be left in hell, neither his fleshe shoulde see corruption.
44-2:32 This Iesus hath God raysed vp, wherof we all are witnesses.
44-2:33 Then sence that he by the ryght hande of God was exalted, and hath receaued of the father the promise of the holy ghost, he hath shed foorth this, which ye nowe see, and heare.
44-2:34 For Dauid is not ascended into heaue, but he sayeth: The Lorde sayde to my Lorde, syt thou on my ryght,
44-2:35 Untill I make thy foes thy footstoole.
44-2:36 Therfore, let all the house of Israel know for a suretie, that God hath made that same Iesus, whom ye haue crucified, Lorde and Christe.
44-2:37 Nowe when they hearde this, they were pricked in their heartes, and sayde vnto Peter, & vnto the other Apostles: Ye men & brethren, what shall we do?
44-2:38 Then Peter sayde vnto them: Repent, and be baptized euery one of you in the name of Iesus Christe, for the remission of sinnes, and ye shall receaue the gyft of the holy ghost.
44-2:39 For the promise was made vnto you, and to your chyldren, and to all that are a farre of, euen as many as the Lorde our God shall call.
44-2:40 And with many other wordes bare he witnesse, and exhorted them, saying: Saue your selues from this vntowarde generation.
44-2:41 Then they that gladly receaued his worde, were baptized: And the same day there were added [vnto them,] about three thousande soules.
44-2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the Apostles doctrine and felowship, and in breakyng of bread, and in prayers.
44-2:43 And feare came vpon euery soule. And many wonders and signes were done by the Apostles.
44-2:44 And all that beleued, kept them selues together, and had all thynges common,
44-2:45 And solde their possessions & goodes, and parted them to all men, as euery man had neede.
44-2:46 And they continued dayly with one accorde in the temple, and brake bread from house to house, and dyd eate their meate together, with gladnesse and singlenesse of heart,
44-2:47 Praysyng God, & had fauour with all the people. And the Lorde added to the Churche dayly, such as should be saued.
Chapter 3:26 Verses
44-3:1 Nowe Peter and Iohn went vp together into the temple at the nynth houre of prayer.
44-3:2 And a certayne man, that was lame from his mothers wombe, was brought, whom they layde dayly at the gate of the temple which is called beawtifull, to aske almes of them that entred into the temple.
44-3:3 When he sawe Peter and Iohn that they woulde go into the temple, he desired to receaue an almes.
44-3:4 And Peter fastenyng his eyes vpon hym with Iohn, sayde: Loke on vs.
44-3:5 And he gaue heede vnto the, trustyng to receaue somethyng of them.
44-3:6 Then sayde Peter: Syluer and golde haue I none, but such as I haue, geue I thee: In the name of Iesus Christe of Nazareth, ryse vp, and walke.
44-3:7 And he toke hym by the ryght hande, and lyft hym vp. And immediatly his feete and ancle bones receaued strength.
44-3:8 And he sprang, stoode, and walked, and entred with them into the temple, walkyng, and leaping, & praysyng God.
44-3:9 And all the people sawe hym walke, and prayse God.
44-3:10 And they knewe hym, that it was he, which sate and begged at the beawtifull gate of the temple. And they wondred, and were sore astonyed at that which had happened vnto hym.
44-3:11 And as the lame which was healed, helde Peter and Iohn, all the people ran amased vnto them, in the porche that is called Solomons.
44-3:12 And when Peter sawe that, he aunswered vnto the people: Ye men of Israel, why maruayle ye at this, or why loke ye so on vs, as though by our owne power or godlynesse, we had made this man to go?
44-3:13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Iacob, the God of our fathers hath glorified his sonne Iesus, whom ye betrayed and denyed in the presence of Pilate, when he had iudged hym to be loosed.
44-3:14 But ye denyed the holy and iust, and desired a murtherer to be geuen you,
44-3:15 And kylled the Lorde of lyfe, whom God hath raysed from the dead: of the which we are witnesses.
44-3:16 And his name, through the fayth in his name, hath made this man sounde, whom ye see and knowe: And the fayth which is by hym, hath geuen to this man health, in the presence of you all.
44-3:17 And nowe brethren, I wote that through ignoraunce ye dyd it, as dyd also your rulers.
44-3:18 But those thynges which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophetes, that Christe shoulde suffer, he hath so fulfylled.
44-3:19 Repent ye therfore and conuert, that your sinnes may be done away, when the tyme of refreshyng shall come, in the presence of the Lorde.
44-3:20 And he shall sende Iesus Christ, which before was preached vnto you.
44-3:21 Whom the heauen must receaue, vntill the tyme that all thynges be restored, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophetes since the world began.
44-3:22 Moyses truely sayde vnto the fathers: A prophete shall the Lorde your God rayse vp vnto you, of your brethren, lyke vnto me: hym shall ye heare in all thynges, whatsoeuer he shall say vnto you.
44-3:23 For the tyme wyll come, that euery soule which wyll not heare that same prophete, shalbe destroyed from among the people.
44-3:24 All the prophetes also fro Samuel & thencefoorth, as many as haue spoken, haue lykewise tolde you of these dayes.
44-3:25 Ye are the chyldren of the prophetes, and of the couenaunt which God made vnto our fathers, saying to Abraham: Euen in thy seede shall all the kinredes of the earth be blessed.
44-3:26 Unto you first, God hath raysed vp his sonne Iesus, and hath sent hym to blesse you, in turnyng euery one of you from his iniquities.
Chapter 4:37 Verses
44-4:1 And as they spake vnto ye people, the priestes & the ruler of the temple, and the saducees, came vpon them,
44-4:2 Takyng it greuously that they taught the people, and preached in Iesus the resurrection from the dead.
44-4:3 And they layde handes on them, and put them in holde, vntyll the next day: for it was nowe euentyde.
44-4:4 Howbeit, many of them which hearde the worde, beleued: and the number of the men was about fyue thousande.
44-4:5 And it came to passe on the morowe, that their rulers, and elders, & scribes,
44-4:6 And Annas the chiefe priest, and Caiaphas, and Iohn, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kynrede of the hye priestes, were gathered together at Hierusalem.
44-4:7 And when they had set them before them, they asked: by what power, or in what name haue ye done this?
44-4:8 Then Peter, full of the holy ghost, sayde vnto them: Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,
44-4:9 If we this day be examined of the good deede done to the sicke man, by what meanes he is made whole:
44-4:10 Be it knowen vnto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Iesus Christe of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raysed agayne from the dead: euen by hym doth this man stande here before you whole.
44-4:11 This is the stone which was cast asyde of you buylders, which is the head of the corner:
44-4:12 Neither is there saluation in any other. For among men vnder heauen, there is geuen none other name, wherin we must be saued.
44-4:13 Nowe when they sawe the boldnesse of Peter and Iohn, and vnderstoode that they were vnlearned and lay men, they marueyled, and they knewe them that they had ben with Iesu:
44-4:14 And beholdyng also the man which was healed, standyng with them, they coulde not say agaynst it,
44-4:15 But commaundyng them to go asyde out of the counsel, and counseled among them selues,
44-4:16 Saying: What shall we do to these men? For a manifest signe is done by them, and is openly knowen to all them that dwell in Hierusalem, and we can not denie it.
44-4:17 But that it be noysed no farther among the people, let vs threaten and charge them that they speake hencefoorth to no man in this name.
44-4:18 And they called them, and commaunded them, that in no wyse they shoulde speake, nor teache in the name of Iesu.
44-4:19 But Peter and Iohn aunswered, and sayde vnto them: Whether it be ryght in the syght of God, to hearken vnto you more then to God, iudge ye.
44-4:20 For we cannot but speake that, which we haue seene and hearde.
44-4:21 So threatned they them, and let them go, and founde nothyng how to punishe them, because of the people: For all men praysed God, because of that which was done.
44-4:22 For the man was about fourtie yere olde, on whom this miracle of healyng was shewed.
44-4:23 Then assoone as they were let go, they came to their felowes, and shewed all that the hye priestes and elders had sayde vnto them.
44-4:24 And when they hearde that, they lyft vp their voyces to God with one accorde, and sayde: Lorde, thou art God, which hast made heauen and earth, the sea, and all that in them is,
44-4:25 Which by the mouth of thy seruaunt Dauid, hast sayde: Why dyd the Heathen rage, & the people imagine vayne thynges?
44-4:26 The kynges of the earth stoode vp, and the rulers came together, agaynst the Lorde, and agaynst his Christe.
44-4:27 And of a trueth, agaynst thy holye chylde Iesus, who thou hast anoynted, both Herode and also Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, gathered them selues together,
44-4:28 For to do whatsoeuer thy hande & thy counsel determined before to be done.
44-4:29 And nowe Lorde, beholde their threatnynges, & graunt vnto thy seruauntes, that with all boldensse they may speake thy worde.
44-4:30 So that thou stretch foorth thyne hande, that healyng, and signes, and wonders, be done by the name of thy holy chylde Iesus.
44-4:31 And assoone as they had prayed, the place moued where they were assembled together, and they were all fylled with the holy ghost, and they spake the worde of God boldely.
44-4:32 And the multitude of them that beleued, were of one heart, and of one soule: Neither sayde any of them, that ought of ye thynges which he possessed, was his owne: but they had all thinges common.
44-4:33 And with great power gaue the Apostles witnesse of the resurrection of the Lorde Iesu: And great grace was with them all.
44-4:34 Neither was there any among them, that lacked: For as many as were possessers of landes, or houses, solde them, & brought the price of the thynges that were solde,
44-4:35 And layed it downe at the Apostles feete: And distribution was made vnto euery man, accordyng as he had neede.
44-4:36 And Ioses, which was also called of the Apostles Barnabas (that is to say) the sonne of consolation, being a Leuite, and of the countrey of Cypers,
44-4:37 When he had lande, solde it, and layde the money downe at the Apostles feete.
Chapter 5:42 Verses
44-5:1 But a certayne man, named Ananias, with Saphyra his wyfe, solde a possession,
44-5:2 And kept away part of the price, his wyfe also beyng of counsell, and brought a certayne part, and layde it downe at the Apostles feete.
44-5:3 But Peter sayde: Ananias, howe is it, that Satan hath fylled thyne heart, that thou shouldest lye vnto the holy ghost, and kepe away part of the price of the lande?
44-5:4 Whyles it remayned, was it not thyne owne? And after it was solde, was it not in thyne owne power? Why haste thou conceaued this thyng in thyne heart? Thou hast not lyed vnto men, but vnto God.
44-5:5 When Ananias hearde these wordes, he fell downe, and gaue vp the ghost. And great feare came on all them that hearde these thynges.
44-5:6 And the young rose vp, and put hym a part, and caryed hym out, and buryed hym.
44-5:7 And it came to passe, that as it were about the space of three houres after, his wyfe came in, ignoraunt of that which was done.
44-5:8 And Peter sayde vnto her: Tell me, Solde ye not the lande for so much? And she sayde: Yea, for so much.
44-5:9 Then Peter sayde vnto her: Why haue ye agreed together, to tempt the spirite of the Lorde? Beholde, the feete of the which haue buried thy husbande, are at the doore, and shall cary thee out.
44-5:10 Then fell she downe strayghtway at his feete, and yelded vp the ghost. And the young men came in, and founde her dead, and caryed her out, and buryed her by her husbande.
44-5:11 And great feare came vpon all the Churche, and vpon as many as hearde these thynges.
44-5:12 And by the handes of the Apostles, were many signes & wonders shewed among the people. (And they were all together with one accord in Solomons porche.
44-5:13 And of other durst no man ioyne hym selfe to them, neuerthelesse, the people magnified them.
44-5:14 The number of them that beleued in the Lorde, both of men and women, grewe more and more.)
44-5:15 In so much that they brought the sicke into the streates, & layde the on beddes and couches, that at the least way, the shadowe of Peter when he came by, myght shadowe some of them.
44-5:16 There came also a multitude of the cities rounde about, vnto Hierusalem, bryngyng sicke folkes, and them which were vexed with vncleane spirites: And they were healed euery one.
44-5:17 Then the chiefe priest rose vp, and all they that were with hym, which is the sect of the Saducees, and were full of indignation:
44-5:18 And layed handes on the Apostles, and put them in the common prison.
44-5:19 But the Angel of the Lorde by nyght opened the prison doores, and brought them foorth, and sayde:
44-5:20 Go, and stande & speake in the temple to the people, all the wordes of this lyfe.
44-5:21 And when they hearde that, they entred into the temple early in ye mornyng, and taught: But the chiefe priest came, and they that were with hym, & called a counsayle together, and all the elders of the chyldren of Israel, and sent to the pryson to fet them.
44-5:22 But when the officers came, & founde them not in the pryson, they returned, and tolde,
44-5:23 Saying: The pryson truely founde we shut with all diligence, & the kepers standyng without, before the doores: But when we had opened, we founde no man within.
44-5:24 Then when the chiefe priest and the ruler of the temple, and the hye priestes hearde these thynges, they doubted of them, whervnto this woulde growe.
44-5:25 Then came one and shewed them, saying: Beholde, the men that ye put in pryson, stande in the temple, and teache the people.
44-5:26 Then went the ruler of the temple, with the officers, and brought them without violence: (For they feared the people, lest they should haue ben stoned)
44-5:27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the counsell. And the chiefe priest asked them,
44-5:28 Saying: dyd not we strayghtly commaunde you, that ye shoulde not teache in this name? And beholde, ye haue fylled Hierusalem with your doctrine, and intende to bryng this mans blood vpon vs.
44-5:29 Then Peter and the other Apostles aunswered, and sayde: We ought more to obey God then men.
44-5:30 The God of our fathers raysed vp Iesus, whom ye slewe, & hanged on tree.
44-5:31 Hym hath God lyft vp with his ryght hande, to be a prince and a sauiour, for to geue repentaunce to Israel, and forgeuenesse of sinnes.
44-5:32 And we are recordes of these thynges which we say, & so is also the holy ghost, whom God hath geuen to them that obey hym.
44-5:33 When they hearde that, they claue asunder, and sought meanes to slea the.
44-5:34 Then stoode there vp one in the counsell, a pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctour of lawe, had in reputation among all the people, and commaunded the Apostles to go asyde a litle space,
44-5:35 And sayde vnto them: Ye men of Israel, take heede to your selues, what ye entende to do, as touchyng these men.
44-5:36 For before these dayes rose vp one Theudas, boastyng him selfe, to whom resorted a number of men, about a foure hundred, which was slayne: and they all which beleued hym, were scattered abrode, and brought to naught.
44-5:37 After this man, arose vp one Iudas of Galilee, in the dayes of tribute, and drewe away much people after hym: He also perished, and all, euen as many as hearkened to hym, were scattered abrode.
44-5:38 And nowe I saye vnto you, refrayne your selues fro these men, and let them alone: For yf this counsell or this worke be of men, it wyll come to naught.
44-5:39 But and yf it be of God, ye can not destroy it, lest haply ye be founde to stryue agaynst God.
44-5:40 And to hym agreed the other: And when they had called the Apostles, they beat them, and commaunded that they shoulde not speake in the name of Iesu, and let them go.
44-5:41 And they departed from the counsell, reioycing that they were counted worthy to suffer rebuke for his name.
44-5:42 And dayly in the temple, and in euery house, they ceassed not to teach & preach Iesus Christe.
Chapter 6:15 Verses
44-6:1 And in those dayes, when the number of ye disciples grewe, there arose a grudge among the Grekes agaynst ye Hebrues, because their wydowes were despysed in the dayly ministerie.
44-6:2 Then the twelue called the multitude of the disciples together, and sayde: It is not good that we shoulde leaue the worde of God, and serue tables.
44-6:3 Wherfore brethren, loke ye out among you seuen men of honest report, & full of the holy ghost, and wysedome, to who we may commit this busynesse.
44-6:4 But we wyll geue our selues continually to prayer, and to the ministerie of the worde.
44-6:5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Steuen, a man full of fayth, and of the holy ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, & Timon, and Permenas, and Nicolas a conuert of Antioche.
44-6:6 These they set before the apostles: and whe they had prayed, they layde their handes on them.
44-6:7 And the worde of God encreased, & the number of ye disciples multiplied in Hierusalem greatly, and a great companie of the priestes were obedient to ye fayth.
44-6:8 And Steuen full of fayth & power, dyd great wonders & miracles among the people.
44-6:9 Then there arose certaine of the synagogue, which is called [the synagogue] of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and of Alexandria, and of Cilicia, & of Asia, disputyng with Steuen.
44-6:10 And they coulde not resiste the wisedome and the spirite by the whiche he spake.
44-6:11 Then they priuilie prepared men, whiche sayde, we haue heard him speake blasphemous wordes agaynst Moyses, and agaynst God.
44-6:12 And they moued the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came vppon hym, and caught him, and brought him to the counsell.
44-6:13 And brought foorth false witnesses, which sayde: This man ceasseth not to speake blasphemous wordes agaynste this holy place and the lawe.
44-6:14 For we hearde hym say, that this Iesus of Nazareth shal destroy this place, & shall chaunge the ordinaunces which Moyses gaue vs:
44-6:15 And all that sate in the counsell, loking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had ben the face of an angell.
Chapter 7:60 Verses
44-7:1 Then said ye chiefe priest: Are these thynges so?
44-7:2 And he said: Ye men, brethren, and fathers, hearken. The God of glorie appeared vnto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran,
44-7:3 And sayde vnto him: Get thee out of thy countrey, & fro thy kinrede, & come into the lande which I shall shew thee.
44-7:4 Then came he out of the lande of the Chaldeans, and dwelt in Charran: and from thence, whe his father was dead, he brought hym into this lande wherin ye nowe dwell.
44-7:5 And he gaue hym none inheritaunce in it, no not the breadth of a foote: and promised that he woulde geue it to hym to possesse, and to his seede after hym, when as yet he had no chylde.
44-7:6 God veryly spake on this wyse, that his seede shoulde soiourne in a straunge lande, and that they shoulde kepe it in bondage, and entreate them euyl foure hundreth yeres.
44-7:7 And the nation to whom they shalbe in bondage, wyll I iudge, sayde God: And after that, shall they come foorth, & serue me in this place.
44-7:8 And he gaue hym the couenaunt of circumcision: And he begate Isaac, and circumcised hym the eyght day, and Isaac [begate] Iacob, and Iacob [begate] the twelue patriarkes.
44-7:9 And the patriarkes moued with enuie, solde Ioseph into Egypt: and God was with hym,
44-7:10 And deliuered hym out of all his aduersities, and gaue hym fauour & wisedome in the syght of Pharao kyng of Egypt: and he made hym gouernour ouer Egypt, & ouer all his housholde.
44-7:11 But there came a dearth ouer all the land of Egypt and Chanaan: and great affliction, that our fathers founde no sustenaunce.
44-7:12 But when Iacob hearde that there was corne in Egypt, he sent our fathers first.
44-7:13 And at the second time, Ioseph was knowen of his brethren, and Iosephes kinrede was made knowen vnto Pharao.
44-7:14 Then sent Ioseph, and caused his father to be brought, and all his kynne, three score and fyfteene soules.
44-7:15 And Iacob descended into Egypt, and dyed, both he and our fathers,
44-7:16 And were caryed ouer into Sichem, and layde in the sepulchre, that Abraha bought for money of the sonnes of Emor, the sonne of Sichem.
44-7:17 But when the tyme of the promyse drewe nye, whiche God had sworne to Abraham, the people grewe and multiplied in Egypt:
44-7:18 Tyll another king arose, which knew not of Ioseph.
44-7:19 The same dealt subtilly with our kinrede, and euyll intreated our fathers, & made them caste out their young chyldren, that they shoulde not remayne alyue.
44-7:20 The same tyme was Moyses borne, and was acceptable vnto God, and norished vp in his fathers house three monethes.
44-7:21 And when he was cast out, Pharaos daughter toke hym vp, & norished hym for her owne sonne.
44-7:22 And Moyses was learned in all maner of wisedome of the Egyptians, and was myghtie in deedes and in wordes.
44-7:23 And when he was full fourtie yeres olde, it came into his heart to visite his brethren the chyldren of Israel.
44-7:24 And when he sawe one of them suffer wrong, he defended hym, and auenged his quarrell that had the harme done to hym, and smote the Egyptian.
44-7:25 For he supposed his brethren woulde haue vnderstande, howe that God by his hande shoulde delyuer them: But they vnderstoode not.
44-7:26 And the next day he shewed hym selfe vnto them as they stroue, and woulde haue set them at one agayne, saying: Sirs, ye are brethren, why do ye wrong one to another?
44-7:27 But he that did his neighbour wrong, thrust hym awaye, saying: Who made thee a ruler and a iudge ouer vs?
44-7:28 Wylt thou kyll me, as thou diddest the Egyptian yesterday?
44-7:29 Then fledde Moyses at that saying, and was a straunger in the lande of Madian, where he begate two sonnes.
44-7:30 And whe fourtie yeres were expired, there appeared to hym in the wyldernesse of mount Sina, an Angel of the Lorde in a flambe of fire in a busshe.
44-7:31 When Moyses sawe it, he wondred at ye sight: And as he drue neare to behold, the voyce of the Lord came vnto hym.
44-7:32 I am the God of thy fathers, ye God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and ye God of Iacob. Then Moyses trembled, & durst not beholde.
44-7:33 Then sayde the Lorde to hym: Put of thy shoes from thy feete, for the place where thou standest, is holy grounde.
44-7:34 I haue seene, I haue seene the afflictio of my people which is in Egypt, and I haue hearde their gronyng, and am come downe to deliuer them: And now come, & I wyll sende thee into Egypt.
44-7:35 This Moyses, whom they forsoke saying, who made thee a ruler and a iudge? the same dyd God sende, to be a ruler, and a deliuerer, by the handes of the angell, whiche appeared to hym in the busshe.
44-7:36 He brought them out, shewyng wonders and signes in Egypt, & in the read sea, & in the wyldernesse fourtie yeres.
44-7:37 This is that Moyses which saide vnto the chyldren of Israel: A prophete shall the Lorde your God raise vp vnto you of your brethren, lyke vnto me, him shall ye heare.
44-7:38 This is he that was in the Churche in ye wyldernesse with the angel, which spake to hym in the mount Sinai, and with our fathers: This man receaued the worde of lyfe to geue vnto vs.
44-7:39 To whom our fathers woulde not obey, but thrust it from them, and in their hearts turned backe againe into Egypt,
44-7:40 Saying vnto Aaron, Make vs gods to go before vs. For as for this Moyses that brought vs out of the lande of Egypt, we wote not what is become of hym.
44-7:41 And they made a Calfe in those dayes, and offred sacrifice vnto the idoll, and reioyced ouer the workes of their owne handes.
44-7:42 Then God turned hym selfe away, & gaue them vp to worship the hoast of heauen, as it is written in ye booke of the prophetes: O ye house of Israel, haue ye offered to me slayne beastes, and sacrifices, by the space of fourtie yeres in the wyldernesse?
44-7:43 And ye toke vnto you the tabernacle of Moloch, and the starre of your god Remphan, figures whiche ye made to worship them: And I wyll carry you away beyonde Babylon.
44-7:44 Our fathers had ye tabernacle of witnesse in the wyldernesse, as he had appoynted, speakyng vnto Moyses, that he shoulde make it accordyng to the fasshion that he had seene.
44-7:45 Whiche also our fathers that came after, brought in with Iesus into the possession of the gentiles, who God draue out before the face of our fathers, vnto the dayes of Dauid.
44-7:46 Which founde fauour before God, and woulde fayne haue founde a tabernacle for the God of Iacob.
44-7:47 But Solomon buylt hym an house.
44-7:48 Howebeit, he that is hyest of al, dwelleth not in teples made with handes, as sayth the prophete:
44-7:49 Heauen is my seate, and earth is my footstoole. What house wyll ye buylde for me, saith the Lord? Or which is the place of my rest?
44-7:50 Hath not my hande made all these thynges?
44-7:51 Ye styfnecked and of vncircumcised heartes and eares, ye haue alwayes resisted the holy ghost: as your fathers dyd, so do ye.
44-7:52 Which of the prophetes haue not your fathers persecuted? And they haue slayne them which shewed before of the commyng of that iuste, of whom ye are nowe the betrayers and murtherers:
44-7:53 Whiche also haue receaued the lawe, by the disposition of angels, and haue not kept it.
44-7:54 When they hearde these thynges,