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Chapter 1:26 Verses
44-1:1 The former account, indeed, I made concerning all things, O Theophilus, that Jesus began both to do and to teach,
44-1:2 till the day in which, having given command, through the Holy Spirit, to the apostles whom he did choose out, he was taken up,
44-1:3 to whom also he did present himself alive after his suffering, in many certain proofs, through forty days being seen by them, and speaking the things concerning the reign of God.
44-1:4 And being assembled together with them, he commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, `Ye did hear of me;
44-1:5 because John, indeed, baptized with water, and ye shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit--after not many days.'
44-1:6 They, therefore, indeed, having come together, were questioning him, saying, `Lord, dost thou at this time restore the reign to Israel?'
44-1:7 and he said unto them, `It is not yours to know times or seasons that the Father did appoint in His own authority;
44-1:8 but ye shall receive power at the coming of the Holy Spirit upon you, and ye shall be witnesses to me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and unto the end of the earth.'
44-1:9 And these things having said--they beholding--he was taken up, and a cloud did receive him up from their sight;
44-1:10 and as they were looking stedfastly to the heaven in his going on, then, lo, two men stood by them in white apparel,
44-1:11 who also said, `Men, Galileans, why do ye stand gazing into the heaven? this Jesus who was received up from you into the heaven, shall so come in what manner ye saw him going on to the heaven.'
44-1:12 Then did they return to Jerusalem from the mount that is called of Olives, that is near Jerusalem, a sabbath's journey;
44-1:13 and when they came in, they went up to the upper room, where were abiding both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James, of Alphaeus, and Simon the Zelotes, and Judas, of James;
44-1:14 these all were continuing with one accord in prayer and supplication, with women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
44-1:15 And in these days, Peter having risen up in the midst of the disciples, said, (the multitude also of the names at the same place was, as it were, an hundred and twenty,)
44-1:16 `Men, brethren, it behoved this Writing that it be fulfilled that beforehand the Holy Spirit spake through the mouth of David, concerning Judas, who became guide to those who took Jesus,
44-1:17 because he was numbered among us, and did receive the share in this ministration,
44-1:18 this one, indeed, then, purchased a field out of the reward of unrighteousness, and falling headlong, burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed forth,
44-1:19 and it became known to all those dwelling in Jerusalem, insomuch that that place is called, in their proper dialect, Aceldama, that is, field of blood,
44-1:20 for it hath been written in the book of Psalms: Let his lodging-place become desolate, and let no one be dwelling in it, and his oversight let another take.
44-1:21 `It behoveth, therefore, of the men who did go with us during all the time in which the Lord Jesus went in and went out among us,
44-1:22 beginning from the baptism of John, unto the day in which he was received up from us, one of these to become with us a witness of his rising again.'
44-1:23 And they set two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias,
44-1:24 and having prayed, they said, `Thou, Lord, who art knowing the heart of all, shew which one thou didst choose of these two
44-1:25 to receive the share of this ministration and apostleship, from which Judas, by transgression, did fall, to go on to his proper place;'
44-1:26 and they gave their lots, and the lot fell upon Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
Chapter 2:47 Verses
44-2:1 And in the day of the Pentecost being fulfilled, they were all with one accord at the same place,
44-2:2 and there came suddenly out of the heaven a sound as of a bearing violent breath, and it filled all the house where they were sitting,
44-2:3 and there appeared to them divided tongues, as it were of fire; it sat also upon each one of them,
44-2:4 and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, according as the Spirit was giving them to declare.
44-2:5 And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation of those under the heaven,
44-2:6 and the rumour of this having come, the multitude came together, and was confounded, because they were each one hearing them speaking in his proper dialect,
44-2:7 and they were all amazed, and did wonder, saying one unto another, `Lo, are not all these who are speaking Galileans?
44-2:8 and how do we hear, each in our proper dialect, in which we were born?
44-2:9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and those dwelling in Mesopotamia, in Judea also, and Cappadocia, Pontus, and Asia,
44-2:10 Phrygia also, and Pamphylia, Egypt, and the parts of Libya, that are along Cyrene, and the strangers of Rome, both Jews and proselytes,
44-2:11 Cretes and Arabians, we did hear them speaking in our tongues the great things of God.'
44-2:12 And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one unto another, `What would this wish to be?'
44-2:13 and others mocking said, --`They are full of sweet wine;'
44-2:14 and Peter having stood up with the eleven, lifted up his voice and declared to them, `Men, Jews! and all those dwelling in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and harken to my sayings,
44-2:15 for these are not drunken, as ye take it up, for it is the third hour of the day.
44-2:16 `But this is that which hath been spoken through the prophet Joel:
44-2:17 And it shall be 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;
44-2:18 and also upon My men-servants, and upon My maid-servants, in those days, I will pour out of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy;
44-2:19 and I will give wonders in the heaven above, and signs upon the earth beneath--blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke,
44-2:20 the sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the coming of the day of the Lord--the great and illustrious;
44-2:21 and it shall be, every one--whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, he shall be saved.
44-2:22 `Men, Israelites! hear these words, Jesus the Nazarene, a man approved of God among you by mighty works, and wonders, and signs, that God did through him in the midst of you, according as also ye yourselves have known;
44-2:23 this one, by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, being given out, having taken by lawless hands, having crucified--ye did slay;
44-2:24 whom God did raise up, having loosed the pains of the death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it,
44-2:25 for David saith in regard to him: I foresaw the Lord always before me--because He is on my right hand--that I may not be moved;
44-2:26 because of this was my heart cheered, and my tongue was glad, and yet--my flesh also shall rest on hope,
44-2:27 because Thou wilt not leave my soul to hades, nor wilt Thou give Thy Kind One to see corruption;
44-2:28 Thou didst make known to me ways of life, Thou shalt fill me with joy with Thy countenance.
44-2:29 `Men, brethren! it is permitted to speak with freedom unto you concerning the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is among us unto this day;
44-2:30 a prophet, therefore, being, and knowing that with an oath God did swear to him, out of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, to raise up the Christ, to sit upon his throne,
44-2:31 having foreseen, he did speak concerning the rising again of the Christ, that his soul was not left to hades, nor did his flesh see corruption.
44-2:32 `This Jesus did God raise up, of which we are all witnesses;
44-2:33 at the right hand then of God having been exalted--also the promise of the Holy Spirit having received from the Father--he was shedding forth this, which now ye see and hear;
44-2:34 for David did not go up to the heavens, and he saith himself: The Lord saith to my lord, Sit thou at my right hand,
44-2:35 till I make thy foes thy footstool;
44-2:36 assuredly, therefore, let all the house of Israel know, that both Lord and Christ did God make him--this Jesus whom ye did crucify.'
44-2:37 And having heard, they were pricked to the heart; they say also to Peter, and to the rest of the apostles, `What shall we do, men, brethren?'
44-2:38 and Peter said unto them, `Reform, and be baptized each of you on the name of Jesus Christ, to remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit,
44-2:39 for to you is the promise, and to your children, and to all those afar off, as many as the Lord our God shall call.'
44-2:40 Also with many more other words he was testifying and exhorting, saying, `Be saved from this perverse generation;'
44-2:41 then those, indeed, who did gladly receive his word were baptized, and there were added on that day, as it were, three thousand souls,
44-2:42 and they were continuing stedfastly in the teaching of the apostles, and the fellowship, and the breaking of the bread, and the prayers.
44-2:43 And fear came on every soul, many wonders also and signs were being done through the apostles,
44-2:44 and all those believing were at the same place, and had all things common,
44-2:45 and the possessions and the goods they were selling, and were parting them to all, according as any one had need.
44-2:46 Daily also continuing with one accord in the temple, breaking also at every house bread, they were partaking of food in gladness and simplicity of heart,
44-2:47 praising God, and having favour with all the people, and the Lord was adding those being saved every day to the assembly.
Chapter 3:26 Verses
44-3:1 And Peter and John were going up at the same time to the temple, at the hour of the prayer, the ninth hour ,
44-3:2 and a certain man, being lame from the womb of his mother, was being carried, whom they were laying every day at the gate of the temple, called Beautiful, to ask a kindness from those entering into the temple,
44-3:3 who, having seen Peter and John about to go into the temple, was begging to receive a kindness.
44-3:4 And Peter, having looked stedfastly toward him with John, said, `Look toward us;'
44-3:5 and he was giving heed to them, looking to receive something from them;
44-3:6 and Peter said, `Silver and gold I have none, but what I have, that I give to thee; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and be walking.'
44-3:7 And having seized him by the right hand, he raised him up, and presently his feet and ankles were strengthened,
44-3:8 and springing up, he stood, and was walking, and did enter with them into the temple, walking and springing, and praising God;
44-3:9 and all the people saw him walking and praising God,
44-3:10 they were knowing him also that this it was who for a kindness was sitting at the Beautiful gate of the temple, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what hath happened to him.
44-3:11 And at the lame man who was healed holding Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch called Solomon's--greatly amazed,
44-3:12 and Peter having seen, answered unto the people, `Men, Israelites! why wonder ye at this? or on us why look ye so earnestly, as if by our own power or piety we have made him to walk?
44-3:13 `The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, did glorify His child Jesus, whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, he having given judgment to release him ,
44-3:14 and ye the Holy and Righteous One did deny, and desired a man--a murderer--to be granted to you,
44-3:15 and the Prince of the life ye did kill, whom God did raise out of the dead, of which we are witnesses;
44-3:16 and on the faith of his name, this one whom ye see and have known, his name made strong, even the faith that is through him did give to him this perfect soundness before you all.
44-3:17 `And now, brethren, I have known that through ignorance ye did it , as also your rulers;
44-3:18 and God, what things before He had declared through the mouth of all His prophets, that the Christ should suffer, He did thus fulfil;
44-3:19 reform ye, therefore, and turn back, for your sins being blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,
44-3:20 and He may send Jesus Christ who before hath been preached to you,
44-3:21 whom it behoveth heaven, indeed, to receive till times of a restitution of all things, of which God spake through the mouth of all His holy prophets from the age.
44-3:22 `For Moses, indeed, unto the fathers said--A prophet to you shall the Lord your God raise up out of your brethren, like to me; him shall ye hear in all things, as many as he may speak unto you;
44-3:23 and it shall be, every soul that may not hear that prophet shall be utterly destroyed out of the people;
44-3:24 and also all the prophets from Samuel and those following in order, as many as spake, did also foretell of these days.
44-3:25 `Ye are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant that God made unto our fathers, saying unto Abraham: And in thy seed shall be blessed all the families of the earth;
44-3:26 to you first, God, having raised up His child Jesus, did send him, blessing you, in the turning away of each one from your evil ways.'
Chapter 4:37 Verses
44-4:1 And as they are speaking unto the people, there came to them the priests, and the magistrate of the temple, and the Sadducees--
44-4:2 being grieved because of their teaching the people, and preaching in Jesus the rising again out of the dead--
44-4:3 and they laid hands upon them, and did put them in custody unto the morrow, for it was evening already;
44-4:4 and many of those hearing the word did believe, and the number of the men became, as it were, five thousand.
44-4:5 And it came to pass upon the morrow, there were gathered together of them the rulers, and elders, and scribes, to Jerusalem,
44-4:6 and Annas the chief priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the chief priest,
44-4:7 and having set them in the midst, they were inquiring, `In what power, or in what name did ye do this?'
44-4:8 Then Peter, having been filled with the Holy Spirit, said unto them: `Rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,
44-4:9 if we to-day are examined concerning the good deed to the ailing man, by whom he hath been saved,
44-4:10 be it known to all of you, and to all the people of Israel, that in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye did crucify, whom God did raise out of the dead, in him hath this one stood by before you whole.
44-4:11 `This is the stone that was set at nought by you--the builders, that became head of a corner;
44-4:12 and there is not salvation in any other, for there is no other name under the heaven that hath been given among men, in which it behoveth us to be saved.'
44-4:13 And beholding the openness of Peter and John, and having perceived that they are men unlettered and plebeian, they were wondering--they were taking knowledge also of them that with Jesus they had been--
44-4:14 and seeing the man standing with them who hath been healed, they had nothing to say against it ,
44-4:15 and having commanded them to go away out of the sanhedrim, they took counsel with one another,
44-4:16 saying, `What shall we do to these men? because that, indeed, a notable sign hath been done through them, to all those dwelling in Jerusalem is manifest, and we are not able to deny it ;
44-4:17 but that it may spread no further toward the people, let us strictly threaten them no more to speak in this name to any man.'
44-4:18 And having called them, they charged them not to speak at all, nor to teach, in the name of Jesus,
44-4:19 and Peter and John answering unto them said, `Whether it is righteous before God to hearken to you rather than to God, judge ye;
44-4:20 for we cannot but speak what we did see and hear.'
44-4:21 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,
44-4:22 for above forty years of age was the man upon whom had been done this sign of the healing.
44-4:23 And being let go, they went unto their own friends, and declared whatever the chief priests and the elders said unto them,
44-4:24 and they having heard, with one accord did lift up the voice unto God, and said, `Lord, thou art God, who didst make the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and all that are in them,
44-4:25 who, through the mouth of David thy servant, did say, Why did nations rage, and peoples meditate vain things?
44-4:26 the kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord and against His Christ;
44-4:27 for gathered together of a truth against Thy holy child Jesus, whom Thou didst anoint, were both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with nations and peoples of Israel,
44-4:28 to do whatever Thy hand and Thy counsel did determine before to come to pass.
44-4:29 `And now, Lord, look upon their threatenings, and grant to Thy servants with all freedom to speak Thy word,
44-4:30 in the stretching forth of Thy hand, for healing, and signs, and wonders, to come to pass through the name of Thy holy child Jesus.'
44-4:31 And they having prayed, the place was shaken in which they were gathered together, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and were speaking the word of God with freedom,
44-4:32 and of the multitude of those who did believe the heart and the soul was one, and not one was saying that anything of the things he had was his own, but all things were to them in common.
44-4:33 And with great power were the apostles giving the testimony to the rising again of the Lord Jesus, great grace also was on them all,
44-4:34 for there was not any one among them who did lack, for as many as were possessors of fields, or houses, selling them , were bringing the prices of the thing sold,
44-4:35 and were laying them at the feet of the apostles, and distribution was being made to each according as any one had need.
44-4:36 And Joses, who was surnamed by the apostles Barnabas--which is, having been interpreted, Son of Comfort--a Levite, of Cyprus by birth,
44-4:37 a field being his, having sold it , brought the money and laid it at the feet of the apostles.
Chapter 5:42 Verses
44-5:1 And a certain man, Ananias by name, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,
44-5:2 and did keep back of the price--his wife also knowing--and having brought a certain part, at the feet of the apostles he laid it .
44-5:3 And Peter said, `Ananias, wherefore did the Adversary fill thy heart, for thee to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back of the price of the place?
44-5:4 while it remained, did it not remain thine? and having been sold, in thy authority was it not? why is it that thou didst put in thy heart this thing? thou didst not lie to men, but to God;'
44-5:5 and Ananias hearing these words, having fallen down, did expire, and great fear came upon all who heard these things,
44-5:6 and having risen, the younger men wound him up, and having carried forth, they buried him .
44-5:7 And it came to pass, about three hours after, that his wife, not knowing what hath happened, came in,
44-5:8 and Peter answered her, `Tell me if for so much ye sold the place;' and she said, `Yes, for so much.'
44-5:9 And Peter said unto her, `How was it agreed by you, to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? lo, the feet of those who did bury thy husband are at the door, and they shall carry thee forth;'
44-5:10 and she fell down presently at his feet, and expired, and the young men having come in, found her dead, and having carried forth, they buried her by her husband;
44-5:11 and great fear came upon all the assembly, and upon all who heard these things.
44-5:12 And through the hands of the apostles came many signs and wonders among the people, and they were with one accord all in the porch of Solomon;
44-5:13 and of the rest no one was daring to join himself to them, but the people were magnifying them,
44-5:14 (and the more were believers added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women,)
44-5:15 so as into the broad places to bring forth the ailing, and to lay them upon couches and mats, that at the coming of Peter, even his shadow might overshadow some one of them;
44-5:16 and there were coming together also the people of the cities round about to Jerusalem, bearing ailing persons, and those harassed by unclean spirits--who were all healed.
44-5:17 And having risen, the chief priest, and all those with him--being the sect of the Sadducees--were filled with zeal,
44-5:18 and laid their hands upon the apostles, and did put them in a public prison;
44-5:19 and a messenger of the Lord through the night opened the doors of the prison, having also brought them forth, he said,
44-5:20 `Go on, and standing, speak in the temple to the people all the sayings of this life;'
44-5:21 and having heard, they did enter at the dawn into the temple, and were teaching. And the chief priest having come, and those with him, they called together the sanhedrim and all the senate of the sons of Israel, and they sent to the prison to have them brought,
44-5:22 and the officers having come, did not find them in the prison, and having turned back, they told,
44-5:23 saying--`The prison indeed we found shut in all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors, and having opened--within we found no one.'
44-5:24 And as the priest, and the magistrate of the temple, and the chief priests, heard these words, they were doubting concerning them to what this would come;
44-5:25 and coming near, a certain one told them, saying--`Lo, the men whom ye did put in the prison are in the temple standing and teaching the people;'
44-5:26 then the magistrate having gone away with officers, brought them without violence, for they were fearing the people, lest they should be stoned;
44-5:27 and having brought them, they set them in the sanhedrim, and the chief priest questioned them,
44-5:28 saying, `Did not we strictly command you not to teach in this name? and lo, ye have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and ye intend to bring upon us the blood of this man.'
44-5:29 And Peter and the apostles answering, said, `To obey God it behoveth, rather than men;
44-5:30 and the God of our fathers did raise up Jesus, whom ye slew, having hanged upon a tree;
44-5:31 this one God, a Prince and a Saviour, hath exalted with His right hand, to give reformation to Israel, and forgiveness of sins;
44-5:32 and we are His witnesses of these sayings, and the Holy Spirit also, whom God gave to those obeying him.'
44-5:33 And they having heard, were cut to the heart , and were taking counsel to slay them,
44-5:34 but a certain one, having risen up in the sanhedrim--a Pharisee, by name Gamaliel, a teacher of law honoured by all the people--commanded to put the apostles forth a little,
44-5:35 and said unto them, `Men, Israelites, take heed to yourselves about these men, what ye are about to do,
44-5:36 for before these days rose up Theudas, saying, that himself was some one, to whom a number of men did join themselves, as it were four hundred, who was slain, and all, as many as were obeying him, were scattered, and came to nought.
44-5:37 `After this one rose up, Judas the Galilean, in the days of the enrolment, and drew away much people after him, and that one perished, and all, as many as were obeying him, were scattered;
44-5:38 and now I say to you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone, because if this counsel or this work may be of men, it will be overthrown,
44-5:39 and if it be of God, ye are not able to overthrow it, lest perhaps also ye be found fighting against God.'
44-5:40 And to him they agreed, and having called near the apostles, having beaten them , they commanded them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go;
44-5:41 they, indeed, then, departed from the presence of the sanhedrim, rejoicing that for his name they were counted worthy to suffer dishonour,
44-5:42 every day also in the temple, and in every house, they were not ceasing teaching and proclaiming good news--Jesus the Christ.
Chapter 6:15 Verses
44-6:1 And in these days, the disciples multiplying, there came a murmuring of the Hellenists at the Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily ministration,
44-6:2 and the twelve, having called near the multitude of the disciples, said, `It is not pleasing that we, having left the word of God, do minister at tables;
44-6:3 look out, therefore, brethren, seven men of you who are well testified of, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may set over this necessity,
44-6:4 and we to prayer, and to the ministration of the word, will give ourselves continually.'
44-6:5 And the thing was pleasing before all the multitude, and they did choose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch,
44-6:6 whom they did set before the apostles, and they, having prayed, laid on them their hands.
44-6:7 And the word of God did increase, and the number of the disciples did multiply in Jerusalem exceedingly; a great multitude also of the priests were obedient to the faith.
44-6:8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people,
44-6:9 and there arose certain of those of the synagogue, called of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of those from Cilicia, and Asia, disputing with Stephen,
44-6:10 and they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit with which he was speaking;
44-6:11 then they suborned men, saying--`We have heard him speaking evil sayings in regard to Moses and God.'
44-6:12 They did stir up also the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and having come upon him , they caught him, and brought him to the sanhedrim;
44-6:13 they set up also false witnesses, saying, `This one doth not cease to speak evil sayings against this holy place and the law,
44-6:14 for we have heard him saying, That this Jesus the Nazarean shall overthrow this place, and shall change the customs that Moses delivered to us;'
44-6:15 and gazing at him, all those sitting in the sanhedrim saw his face as it were the face of a messenger.
Chapter 7:60 Verses
44-7:1 And the chief priest said, `Are then these things so?'
44-7:2 and he said, `Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken: The God of the glory did appear to our father Abraham, being in Mesopotamia, before his dwelling in Haran,
44-7:3 and He said to him, Go forth out of thy land, and out of thy kindred, and come to a land that I shall shew thee.
44-7:4 `Then having come forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, he dwelt in Haran, and from thence, after the death of his father, He did remove him to this land wherein ye now dwell,
44-7:5 and He gave him no inheritance in it, not even a footstep, and did promise to give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him--he having no child.
44-7:6 `And God spake thus, That his seed shall be sojourning in a strange land, and they shall cause it to serve, and shall do it evil four hundred years,
44-7:7 and the nation whom they shall serve I will judge, said God; and after these things they shall come forth and shall do Me service in this place.
44-7:8 `And He gave to him a covenant of circumcision, and so he begat Isaac, and did circumcise him on the eighth day, and Isaac begat Jacob, and Jacob--the twelve patriarchs;
44-7:9 and the patriarchs, having been moved with jealousy, sold Joseph to Egypt, and God was with him,
44-7:10 and did deliver him out of all his tribulations, and gave him favour and wisdom before Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he did set him--governor over Egypt and all his house.
44-7:11 `And there came a dearth upon all the land of Egypt and Canaan, and great tribulation, and our fathers were not finding sustenance,
44-7:12 and Jacob having heard that there was corn in Egypt, sent forth our fathers a first time;
44-7:13 and at the second time was Joseph made known to his brethren, and Joseph's kindred became manifest to Pharaoh,
44-7:14 and Joseph having sent, did call for his father Jacob, and all his kindred--with seventy and five souls--
44-7:15 and Jacob went down to Egypt, and died, himself and our fathers,
44-7:16 and they were carried over into Sychem, and were laid in the tomb that Abraham bought for a price in money from the sons of Emmor, of Sychem.
44-7:17 `And according as the time of the promise was drawing nigh, which God did swear to Abraham, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt,
44-7:18 till another king rose, who had not known Joseph;
44-7:19 this one, having dealt subtilely with our kindred, did evil to our fathers, causing to expose their babes, that they might not live;
44-7:20 in which time Moses was born, and he was fair to God, and he was brought up three months in the house of his father;
44-7:21 and he having been exposed, the daughter of Pharaoh took him up, and did rear him to herself for a son;
44-7:22 and Moses was taught in all wisdom of the Egyptians, and he was powerful in words and in works.
44-7:23 `And when forty years were fulfilled to him, it came upon his heart to look after his brethren, the sons of Israel;
44-7:24 and having seen a certain one suffering injustice, he did defend, and did justice to the oppressed, having smitten the Egyptian;
44-7:25 and he was supposing his brethren to understand that God through his hand doth give salvation; and they did not understand.
44-7:26 `On the succeeding day, also, he shewed himself to them as they are striving, and urged them to peace, saying, Men, brethren are ye, wherefore do ye injustice to one another?
44-7:27 and he who is doing injustice to the neighbour, did thrust him away, saying, Who set thee a ruler and a judge over us?
44-7:28 to kill me dost thou wish, as thou didst kill yesterday the Egyptian?
44-7:29 `And Moses fled at this word, and became a sojourner in the land of Midian, where he begat two sons,
44-7:30 and forty years having been fulfilled, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sinai a messenger of the Lord, in a flame of fire of a bush,
44-7:31 and Moses having seen did wonder at the sight; and he drawing near to behold, there came a voice of the Lord unto him,
44-7:32 I am the God of thy fathers; the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. `And Moses having become terrified, durst not behold,
44-7:33 and the Lord said to him, Loose the sandal of thy feet, for the place in which thou hast stood is holy ground;
44-7:34 seeing I have seen the affliction of My people that is in Egypt, and their groaning I did hear, and came down to deliver them; and now come, I will send thee to Egypt.
44-7:35 `This Moses, whom they did refuse, saying, Who did set thee a ruler and a judge? this one God a ruler and a redeemer did send, in the hand of a messenger who appeared to him in the bush;
44-7:36 this one did bring them forth, having done wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red Sea, and in the wilderness forty years;
44-7:37 this is the Moses who did say to the sons of Israel: A prophet to you shall the Lord your God raise up out of your brethren, like to me, him shall ye hear.
44-7:38 `This is he who was in the assembly in the wilderness, with the messenger who is speaking to him in the mount Sinai, and with our fathers who did receive the living oracles to give to us;
44-7:39 to whom our fathers did not wish to become obedient, but did thrust away, and turned back in their hearts to Egypt,
44-7:40 saying to Aaron, Make to us gods who shall go on before us, for this Moses, who brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, we have not known what hath happened to him.
44-7:41 `And they made a calf in those days, and brought a sacrifice to the idol, and were rejoicing in the works of their hands,
44-7:42 and God did turn, and did give them up to do service to the host of the heaven, according as it hath been written in the scroll of the prophets: Slain beasts and sacrifices did ye offer to Me forty years in the wilderness, O house of Israel?
44-7:43 and ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan--the figures that ye made to bow before them, and I will remove your dwelling beyond Babylon.
44-7:44 `The tabernacle of the testimony was among our fathers in the wilderness, according as He did direct, who is speaking to Moses, to make it according to the figure that he had seen;
44-7:45 which also our fathers having in succession received, did bring in with Joshua, into the possession of the nations whom God did drive out from the presence of our fathers, till the days of David,
44-7:46 who found favour before God, and requested to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob;
44-7:47 and Solomon built Him an house.
44-7:48 `But the Most High in sanctuaries made with hands doth not dwell, according as the prophet saith:
44-7:49 The heaven is My throne, and the earth My footstool; what house will ye build to Me? saith the Lord, or what is the