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THE BIBLE





HEROD PERSECUTION OF THE CHRISTIAN
ANGELS FREED ST. PETER
ACTS 12:1-18





Acts
Chapter 12

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1 About that time King Herod laid hands upon some members of the church to harm them.
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He had James, the brother of John, 2 killed by the sword,
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3 and when he saw that this was pleasing to the Jews he proceeded to arrest Peter also. (It was (the) feast of Unleavened Bread.)
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He had him taken into custody and put in prison under the guard of four squads of four soldiers each. He intended to bring him before the people after Passover.
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Peter thus was being kept in prison, but prayer by the church was fervently being made to God on his behalf.
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On the very night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter, secured by double chains, was sleeping between two soldiers, while outside the door guards kept watch on the prison.
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Suddenly the angel of the Lord stood by him and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on the side and awakened him, saying, "Get up quickly." The chains fell from his wrists.
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The angel said to him, "Put on your belt and your sandals." He did so. Then he said to him, "Put on your cloak and follow me."
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So he followed him out, not realizing that what was happening through the angel was real; he thought he was seeing a vision.
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They passed the first guard, then the second, and came to the iron gate leading out to the city, which opened for them by itself. They emerged and made their way down an alley, and suddenly the angel left him.
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Then Peter recovered his senses and said, "Now I know for certain that (the) Lord sent his angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people had been expecting."
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When he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John who is called Mark, where there were many people gathered in prayer.
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When he knocked on the gateway door, a maid named Rhoda came to answer it.
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She was so overjoyed when she recognized Peter's voice that, instead of opening the gate, she ran in and announced that Peter was standing at the gate.
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They told her, "You are out of your mind," but she insisted that it was so. But they kept saying, "It is his angel."
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But Peter continued to knock, and when they opened it, they saw him and were astounded.
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He motioned to them with his hand to be quiet and explained (to them) how the Lord had led him out of the prison, and said, "Report this to James 4 and the brothers." Then he left and went to another place.
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At daybreak there was no small commotion among the soldiers over what had become of Peter.


PETER SPEECH
ACTS 10:34-43



Acts
Chapter 10


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12 Then Peter proceeded to speak and said, 13 "In truth, I see that God shows no partiality.
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Rather, in every nation whoever fears him and acts uprightly is acceptable to him.
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14 15 You know the word (that) he sent to the Israelites as he proclaimed peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all,
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what has happened all over Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached,
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how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth 16 with the holy Spirit and power. He went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
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We are witnesses 17 of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and (in) Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree.
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This man God raised (on) the third day and granted that he be visible,
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not to all the people, but to us, the witnesses chosen by God in advance, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.
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He commissioned us to preach to the people and testify that he is the one appointed by God as judge of the living and the dead. 18
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To him all the prophets bear witness, that everyone who believes in him will receive forgiveness of sins through his name."


THE BAPTISM OF CORNELIUS
THE BAPTISM OF GENTILES EXPLAINED
ACTS 10:44-49 11:1-18



Acts
Chapter 10

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While Peter was still speaking these things, the holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening to the word. 19
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The circumcised believers who had accompanied Peter were astounded that the gift of the holy Spirit should have been poured out on the Gentiles also,
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for they could hear them speaking in tongues and glorifying God. Then Peter responded,
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"Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people, who have received the holy Spirit even as we have?"
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He ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.
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Then they invited him to stay for a few days.



Acts
Chapter 11

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1 Now the apostles and the brothers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles too had accepted the word of God.
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So when Peter went up to Jerusalem the circumcised believers confronted him,
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saying, "You entered 2 the house of uncircumcised people and ate with them."
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Peter began and explained it to them step by step, saying,
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"I was at prayer in the city of Joppa when in a trance I had a vision, something resembling a large sheet coming down, lowered from the sky by its four corners, and it came to me.
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Looking intently into it, I observed and saw the four-legged animals of the earth, the wild beasts, the reptiles, and the birds of the sky.
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I also heard a voice say to me, 'Get up, Peter. Slaughter and eat.'
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But I said, 'Certainly not, sir, because nothing profane or unclean has ever entered my mouth.'
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But a second time a voice from heaven answered, 'What God has made clean, you are not to call profane.'
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This happened three times, and then everything was drawn up again into the sky.
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Just then three men appeared at the house where we were, who had been sent to me from Caesarea.
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The Spirit told me to accompany them without discriminating. These six brothers 3 also went with me, and we entered the man's house.
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He related to us how he had seen (the) angel standing in his house, saying, 'Send someone to Joppa and summon Simon, who is called Peter,
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who will speak words to you by which you and all your household will be saved.'
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As I began to speak, the holy Spirit fell upon them as it had upon us at the beginning,
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and I remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said, 'John baptized with water but you will be baptized with the holy Spirit.'
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If then God gave them the same gift he gave to us when we came to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to be able to hinder God?"
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When they heard this, they stopped objecting and glorified God, saying, "God has then granted life-giving repentance to the Gentiles too."






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