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.
 When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the Lord came unto him,
 Saying, I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abrham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold.
 Then said the Lord to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet: for the place where thou standest is holy ground.
 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 thee into Egypt.
 This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee 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.
 He brought them out, after that he had shewed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the wilderness forty years.
 This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.
 This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:
 To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and in their hearts turned back again into Egypt,
 Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses, which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
 And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.
 Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness?
 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.
 Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should make it according to the fashion that he had seen.
 Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David;
 Who found favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.
 But Solomon built him an house.
 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,
 Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?
 Hath not my hand made all these things?
 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.
 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:
 Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it.
 When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.
 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
 Then they cried out with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord,
 And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man’s feet, whose name was Saul.
 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
 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.
 And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.
 And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.
 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?
 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me.
 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
 And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.