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Mark xvi, 13, 14. Luke xxiv, 33—48. John xx, 19, 29. 1 Cor. xv, 5.

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athey went and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon, he was seen of Cephas. ?And "they ?told it unto the residue, 'what things were done in the way, and he was known of them in breaking of bread: ’neither believed they them.

*Then, 'afterward, 'as they thus spake, “the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus, 3Jesus hiinself stood in the midst of them, 'he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, 'and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. But they were terrified 10 and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled ? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts ? Behold

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hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. And when he had so said, $when he had thus spoken, ’and upbraided them 15 with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen, She shewed them his hands and his feet, and his side. And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat ? And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. 20 And he took it, and did eat before them. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.

3And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, 25 concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, and said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses 30 of these things.

*Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost : whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose 35 soever sins

ye retain, they are retained. But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus caine. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the 40 nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

*And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them : then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, 45 and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus

Matt. xxviii, 16–18. John xx, 29—31 ; xxi, 1–17. 1 Cor. xw, 6, 7.

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#saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed : blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

*And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book : but these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye 5 might have life through his name.

Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once: 'when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power 10 is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

After that he was seen of James.

"After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias, and on this wise shewed he himself.

There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of 15 Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples. Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing. But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore : but the disciples knew not that it was 20 Jesus. Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No. And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when -25 Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea. And the other disciples came in a little ship ; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes. As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and 30 fish laid thereon, and bread. Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish

have now caught. Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three : and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.

4Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples 35 durst ask him, Who art thou ? knowing that it was the Lord.

4Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise. This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.

*So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of 40 Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord ; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me ? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee.

; He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, 45 Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him,

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Matt. xxviii, 19, 20. Mark xvi, 15—18. Luke xxiv, 49, 50. John xxi, 17—25. Acts i, 1–8.

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*Lord, thou knowest all things ; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou would. est ; but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not. 5

*This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.

Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved fol. lowing ; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee? Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and 10 what shabb this man do ? Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.

Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die : yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die ; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?

*This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true. And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

5The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen : to whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty 25 days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.

5And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you : but tarry ye in the city of Jeru- 30 salem, until ye be endued with power from on high. "For John truly baptized with water ; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel ? And 35 he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. But

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power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you. And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and 'said unto them, Go ye 'herefore 2into all the world, 'and teach all nations, ?and preach the gospel to every creature, 40 'baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. ?He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved ; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils ; they shall 45 speak with new tongues ; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the

Matt. xxviii, 20. Mark xvi, 18, 19. Luke xxiv, 50--53. Acts i, 8-25.

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asick, and they shall recover. 5 And

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shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæn, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth : 'and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.

5And ?so then when he had spoken, ?after the Lord had spoken "these 5 things ’unto them, She lifted up his hands, and blessed them.

3And it came to pass, while he blessed them, 'while they beheld, she was parted from them, "he was taken Sand carried up into heaven, band a cloud received him out of their sight. ?He was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

And they worshipped him.

5And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel ; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven ? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall su come in like manner 15 as ye have seen him

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into heaven. 5 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath-day's journey, 'and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.

5 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, 20 where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphæus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.

These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren. And were continually 25 in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

5And 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,) Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, 30 which was guide to them that took Jesus. For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry. Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem ; insomuch as that field is called in their 35 proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood. For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take. Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John, 40 unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.

5And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. And they prayed and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast 45 chosen, that he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.

Acts i, 26 ; ii, 1–26.

“And they gave forth their lots ; and the lot fell upon Matthias ; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

"And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they 5 were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

"And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of 10 every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilæans ? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein 15 we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judæa, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Lybia about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Čretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works 20 of God. And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this ? Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

“But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judæa, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be 25 this known unto you, and hearken to my words : for these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel ; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh : and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams : and on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit ; and they shall prophesy: and I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath ; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: the sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon 35 into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come : and it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Ye men of Israel, hear these words ; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know : 40 him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain : whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death : because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on 45 my right hand, that I should not be moved : therefore did

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