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Isaiah chapter 27

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In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
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In that day sing you to her, A vineyard of red wine.
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I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.
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Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns against me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together.
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Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.
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He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.
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Has he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? or is he slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain by him?
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In measure, when it shoots forth, you will debate with it: he stays his rough wind in the day of the east wind.
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By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he makes all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.
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Yet the defended city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.
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When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will show them no favor.
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And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall beat off from the channel of the river to the stream of Egypt, and you shall be gathered one by one, O you children of Israel.
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And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.

Isaiah chapter 28

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Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine!
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Behold, the Lord has a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with the hand.
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The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet:
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And the glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley, shall be a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before the summer; which when he that looks on it sees, while it is yet in his hand he eats it up.
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In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, to the residue of his people,
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And for a spirit of judgment to him that sits in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.
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But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.
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For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.
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Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
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For precept must be on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, and there a little:
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For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
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To whom he said, This is the rest with which you may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
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But the word of the LORD was to them precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
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Why hear the word of the LORD, you scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
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Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing whip shall pass through, it shall not come to us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
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Therefore thus said the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believes shall not make haste.
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Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
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And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing whip shall pass through, then you shall be trodden down by it.
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From the time that it goes forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.
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For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.
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For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.
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Now therefore be you not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption, even determined on the whole earth.
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Give you ear, and hear my voice; listen, and hear my speech.
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Does the plowman plow all day to sow? does he open and break the clods of his ground?
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When he has made plain the face thereof, does he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rye in their place?
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For his God does instruct him to discretion, and does teach him.
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For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned about on the cummin; but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod.
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Bread corn is bruised; because he will not ever be threshing it, nor break it with the wheel of his cart, nor bruise it with his horsemen.
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This also comes forth from the LORD of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.

Isaiah chapter 29

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Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelled! add you year to year; let them kill sacrifices.
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Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be to me as Ariel.
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And I will camp against you round about, and will lay siege against you with a mount, and I will raise forts against you.
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And you shall be brought down, and shall speak out of the ground, and your speech shall be low out of the dust, and your voice shall be, as of one that has a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and your speech shall whisper out of the dust.
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Moreover the multitude of your strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passes away: yes, it shall be at an instant suddenly.
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You shall be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.
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And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her fortification, and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision.
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It shall even be as when an hungry man dreams, and, behold, he eats; but he wakes, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreams, and, behold, he drinks; but he wakes, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul has appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.
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Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry you out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.
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For the LORD has poured out on you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers has he covered.
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And the vision of all is become to you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray you: and he said, I cannot; for it is sealed:
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And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray you: and he said, I am not learned.
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Why the Lord said, For as much as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
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Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
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Woe to them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who sees us? and who knows us?
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Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter' clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
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Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?
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And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.
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The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
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For the terrible one is brought to nothing, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:
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That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproves in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of nothing.
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Therefore thus said the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale.
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But when he sees his children, the work of my hands, in the middle of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.
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They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.

Acts chapter 7

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Then said the high priest, Are these things so?
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And he said, Men, brothers, and fathers, listen; The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelled in Charran,
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And said to him, Get you out of your country, and from your kindred, and come into the land which I shall show you.
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Then came he out of the land of the Chaldaeans, and dwelled in Charran: and from there, when his father was dead, he removed him into this land, wherein you now dwell.
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And he gave him none inheritance in it, no, not so much as to set his foot on: yet he promised that he would give it to him for a possession, and to his seed after him, when as yet he had no child.
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And God spoke on this wise, That his seed should sojourn in a strange land; and that they should bring them into bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years.
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And the nation to whom they shall be in bondage will I judge, said God: and after that shall they come forth, and serve me in this place.
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And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat the twelve patriarchs.
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And the patriarchs, moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt: but God was with him,
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And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt and all his house.
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Now there came a dearth over all the land of Egypt and Chanaan, and great affliction: and our fathers found no sustenance.
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But when Jacob heard that there was corn in Egypt, he sent out our fathers first.
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And at the second time Joseph was made known to his brothers; and Joseph' kindred was made known to Pharaoh.
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Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to him, and all his kindred, three score and fifteen souls.
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So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, he, and our fathers,
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And were carried over into Sychem, and laid in the sepulcher that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor the father of Sychem.
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But when the time of the promise drew near, which God had sworn to Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt,
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Till another king arose, which knew not Joseph.
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The same dealt subtly with our kindred, and evil entreated our fathers, so that they cast out their young children, to the end they might not live.
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In which time Moses was born, and was exceeding fair, and nourished up in his father' house three months:
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And when he was cast out, Pharaoh' daughter took him up, and nourished him for her own son.
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And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.
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And when he was full forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brothers the children of Israel.
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And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended him, and avenged him that was oppressed, and smote the Egyptian:
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For he supposed his brothers would have understood how that God by his hand would deliver them: but they understood not.
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And the next day he showed himself to them as they strove, and would have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, you are brothers; why do you wrong one to another?
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But he that did his neighbor wrong thrust him away, saying, Who made you a ruler and a judge over us?
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Will you kill me, as you did the Egyptian yesterday?
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Then fled Moses at this saying, and was a stranger in the land of Madian, where he begat two sons.
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And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush.
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When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the LORD came to him,
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Saying, I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and dared not behold.
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Then said the Lord to him, Put off your shoes from your feet: for the place where you stand is holy ground.
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I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send you into Egypt.
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This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made you a ruler and a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush.
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He brought them out, after that he had showed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the wilderness forty years.
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This is that Moses, which said to the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up to you of your brothers, like to me; him shall you hear.
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This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spoke to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give to us:
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To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,
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Saying to Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him.
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And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.
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Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O you house of Israel, have you offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness?
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Yes, you took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which you made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.
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Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking to Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen.
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Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drove out before the face of our fathers, to the days of David;
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Who found favor before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.
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But Solomon built him an house.
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However, the most High dwells not in temples made with hands; as said the prophet,
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Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will you build me? said the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?
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Has not my hand made all these things?
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You stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do you.
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Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which showed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom you have been now the betrayers and murderers:
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Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.
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When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.
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But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
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And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
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Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran on him with one accord,
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And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man' feet, whose name was Saul.
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And they stoned Stephen, calling on God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
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And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.