The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Book 51: Acts by Anonymous


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1:17. Who was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.

1:18. And he indeed hath possessed a field of the reward of iniquity,
and being hanged, burst asunder in the midst: and all his bowels gushed

1:19. And it became known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem: so that
the same field was called in their tongue, Haceldama, that is to say,
The field of blood.

1:20. For it is written in the book of Psalms: Let their habitation
become desolate, and let there be none to dwell therein. And his
bishopric let another take.

1:21. Wherefore of these men who have companied with us, all the time
that the Lord Jesus came in and went out among us,

1:22. Beginning from the baptism of John, until the day wherein he was
taken up from us, one of these must be made a witness with us of his

1:23. And they appointed two, Joseph, called Barsabas, who was surnamed
Justus, and Matthias.

1:24. And praying, they said: Thou, Lord, who knowest the heart of all
men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,

1:25. To take the place of this ministry and apostleship, from which
Judas hath by transgression fallen, that he might go to his own place.

1:26. And they gave them lot, and the lot fell upon Matthias, and he was
numbered with the eleven apostles.

Acts Chapter 2

The disciples receive the Holy Ghost. Peter's sermon to the people. The
piety of the first converts.

2:1. And when the days of the Pentecost were accomplished, they were all
together in one place:

2:2. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind
coming: and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.

2:3. And there appeared to them parted tongues, as it were of fire: and
it sat upon every one of them.

2:4. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost: and they began to
speak with divers tongues, according as the Holy Ghost gave them to

2:5. Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem, Jews, devout men, out of
every nation under heaven.

2:6. And when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and
were confounded in mind, because that every man heard them speak in his
own tongue.

2:7. And they were all amazed, and wondered, saying: Behold, are not all
these that speak Galilean?

2:8. And how have we heard, every man our own tongue wherein we were

2:9. Parthians and Medes and Elamites and inhabitants of Mesopotamia,
Judea, and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,

2:10. Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya about Cyrene,
and strangers of Rome,

2:11. Jews also, and proselytes, Cretes, and Arabians: we have heard
them speak in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.

2:12. And they were all astonished, and wondered, saying one to another:
What meaneth this?

2:13. But others mocking, said: These men are full of new wine.

2:14. But Peter standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and
spoke to them: Ye men of Judea, and all you that dwell in Jerusalem, be
this known to you and with your ears receive my words.

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