Acts: Chapter 13 (1534)

The Actes of the Apostles. The .xiij. Chapter.

  1. There were at Antioche in the congregacion certayne Prophetes and teachers: as Barnabas and Simon called Niger and Lucius of Cerene and Manahen Herode the Tetrarkes norsfelowe and Saul.
  2. As they mynistred to the Lorde and fasted the holy goost sayde: separate me Barnabas and Saul for ye worke where vnto I have called them.
  3. Then fasted they and prayed and put their hondes on them and let them goo.
  4. And they after they were sent of the holy goost came vnto Seleutia and from thence they sayled to Cyprus.
  5. And when they were come to Salamine they shewed ye worde of God in ye synagoges of ye Jewes. And they had John to their minister.
  6. When they had gone thorowout ye yle vnto ye cite of Paphos they foude a certayne sorserer a falce prophet which was a Jewe named Bariesu
  7. which was with ye ruler of the countre won Sergius Paulus a prudet man. The same ruler called vnto him Barnabas and Saul and desyred to heare the worde of God.
  8. But Elemas the sorcerar (for so was his name by interpretacion) wt stode them and sought to turne awaye the ruler fro the fayth.
  9. Then Saul which also is called Paul beinge full of the holy goost set his eyes on him
  10. and sayde: O full of all sutteltie and disseytfulnes the chylde of the devyll and ye enemye of all righteousnes thou ceasest not to pervert the strayght wayes of the Lorde.
  11. And now beholde the honde of the Lorde is vpon the and thou shalt be blinde and not se the sunne for a season. And immediatly ther fell on him a myste and a darcknes and he went aboute sekinge them that shuld leade him by the honde.
  12. Then the rular when he sawe what had happened beleved and wodred at the doctryne of the Lorde.
  13. When they that were with Paule were departed by shyppe fro Paphus they cam to Perga a cite of Pamphilia: and there John departed from them and returned to Jerusalem.
  14. But they wandred thorowe the countres fro Perga to Antioche a cite of the coutre of Pisidia and wet in to the synagoge on the saboth daye and sate doune.
  15. And after the lawe and ye Prophetes were redde ye rulers of the synagoge sent vnto them sayinge: Ye men and brethren yf ye have eny sermo to exhorte ye people saye on.
  16. Then Paul stode vp and beckened with the honde and sayde: Men of Israel and ye that feare God geve audiece.
  17. The God of this people chose oure fathers and exalted the people whe they dwelt as straugers in ye londe of Egypt and with a mighty arme brought them oute of it
  18. and aboute the tyme of .xl. yeares suffred he their maners in the wyldernes.
  19. And he destroyed. vii nacios in the londe of Canaan and devided their londe to them by lot.
  20. And after warde he gave vnto them iudges aboute the space of .iiii.C. and .l. yeres vnto the tyme of Samuel ye Prophet.
  21. And after that they desyred a kinge and God gave vnto them Saul the sonne of Cis a man of the tribe of Ben Jamin by the space of .xl. yeres.
  22. And after he had put him doune he set vp David to be their kynge of whome he reported sayinge: I have founde David the sonne of Jesse a man after myne awne hert he shall fulfill all my will.
  23. Of this manes seed hath God (accordinge to his promes) brought forth to the people of Israel a saviour one Jesus
  24. when John had fyrst preached before his cominge the baptyme of repentauce to Israel.
  25. And when John had fulfylled his course he sayde: whome ye thinke that I am the same am I not. But beholde ther cometh one after me whose shewes of his fete I am not worthy to lowse.
  26. Ye men and brethren chyldren of the generacion of Abraham and whosoever amoge you feareth God to you is this worde of salvacio sent.
  27. The inhabiters of Jerusalem and their rulers because they knewe him not nor yet the voyces of the Prophetes which are redde every Saboth daye they have fulfilled them in condepninge him.
  28. And when they founde no cause of deeth in him yet desyred they Pylate to kyll him.
  29. And when they had fulfilled all that were written of him they toke him doune from the tree and put him in a sepulcre.
  30. But God raysed him agayne from deeth
  31. and he was sene many dayes of them which came wt him fro Galile to Jerusalem. Which are his witnesses vnto the people.
  32. And we declare vnto you how that ye promes made vnto the fathers
  33. God hath fulfilled vnto vs their chyldre in that he reysed vp Jesus agayne eve as it is written in the fyrste psalme: Thou arte my sonne this same daye begat I the.
  34. As concernynge that he reysed him vp from deeth now no more to returne to corrupcion he sayde on this wyse: The holy promyses made to David I will geve them faithfully to you.
  35. Wherfore he saith also in another place: Thou shalt not soffre thyne holye to se corrupcion.
  36. Howbe it David after he had in his tyme fulfilled the will of God he slepte and was layde with his fathers and sawe corrupcion.
  37. But he whom God reysed agayne sawe no corrupcion.
  38. Be it knowne vnto you therfore ye men and brethre that thorow this man is preached vnto you the forgevenes of synnes
  39. and yt by him are all yt beleve iustified fro all thinges fro the which ye coulde not be iustified by ye lawe of Moses.
  40. Beware therfore lest that fall on you which is spoken of in the Prophetes:
  41. Beholde ye despisers and wonder and perishe ye: for I do aworke in youre dayes which ye shall not beleve yf a ma wolde declare it you.
  42. When they were come out of the Synagoge of the Jewes the getyls besought yt they wolde preache the worde to them bitwene the Saboth dayes.
  43. When the congregacion was broken vp many of the Jewes and verteous covertes folowed Paul and Barnabas which spake to them and exhorted them to cotinue in the grace of God.
  44. And ye nexte Saboth daye came almoste the whole cite to gether to heare the worde of God.
  45. When ye Jewes sawe the people they were full of indignacion and spake agaynst those thinges which were spoken of Paul spekinge agaynst it and raylinge on it.
  46. Then Paul and Barnabas wexed bolde and sayde: it was mete that the worde of God shulde fyrst have bene preached to you. But seinge ye put it from you and thinke youre selfes onworthy of everlastinge lyfe: lo we turne to the gentyls.
  47. For so hath the Lorde comaunded vs: I have made ye a light to the getyls yt thou be salvacio vnto ye ende of ye worlde.
  48. The getyls hearde and were glad and glorified the worde of ye Lorde and beleved: eve as many as were ordeyned vnto eternall lyfe.
  49. And ye worde of the Lorde was publisshed thorowe oute all the region.
  50. But the Jewes moved ye worshypfull and honorable wemen and the chefe men of the cyte and reysed persecucio agaynst Paul and Barnabas and expelled them oute of their costes.
  51. And they shouke of ye duste of their fete agaynst them and came vnto Iconiu.
  52. And the disciples were filled with ioye and with the holy goost.
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