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yvershadow some of them. 16. There came also a multiude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing fick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean fpis its : and they were healed every one.

17. Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, which is the seat of the Sadducees) and were filled with inlignation, 18. And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common Prison. 19. But the angel k of the Lord by night opened the prison-doors, and brought them forth, and faid; 20. Go, ftand and speak in the temple to the people, all the words of this life. 21. And when :hey heard that, they ențred into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the feriate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought. 22. But when the officers came, and found them not in the prison, they returned, and told, 23, Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but whêii we had opened, we found no man within. 24. Now, when the high priest, and the ta captain of the temple, and the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them whereunto this would grow. 25. Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom ye put in prison, are standing in the temple, and teaching the people. 26. Then Went the captain with the officers, and brought them with= out violence: (for they “ feared the people, left they Mould have been stoned.) 27. And when they had brought them, they set them before the council : and the high priest asked them, 28. Saying, Did not we • straitly command you, that you should not teach in this name, and behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and in

tend See on Mar 16. 17, 18.

loofed. * + Acts 12.9. Behold, the An. : Joh. 6. 68. Simon Peter anBel of the Lord came upon him, swered him, Lord, to whom shall and a Light shined in the Prison: we go ? Thou hast the Words of and he smote Peter on the Side, 5 Eternal Life. Joh. 12. 59. I know and raised him up, saying, Arise that his Commandment is Life evene up quickly. And his Chains fell lasting: whatsoever I speak there off from his Hands. + Aets 16.26. fore, even as the Father said unto Suddenly there was a great Earth me, so I speak. quake, so that the Foundations of 10

m See on A&ts 4. 1 the Prison were fhaken: and im n See on Acts mediately all the Doors were open.

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* intend to bring this mans blood upon us. Peter and the other apostles answered and said, " We ought to obey God rather than men. 30. The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, d whom ye flew and hanged on a tree. 31. Him hath God e exalted with his right hand, to be a f Prince and a % Saviour, for to give ” repentance to Israel, and Forgiveness of Sins. 32. And we are his i witnesses of these things; k and so is also the holy Ghost, whom 'God hath


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Ye have taken, quities. Acts 11. 18. –Then hath and by wicked Hands have crucified God also to the Gentiles granted and sain (Jesus of Nazareth). Acts Repentance unto Life.

+ Aas 13: 3. 13. - Whom (Jesus) ye deliver. 38. Be it known unto you

thereed up, and denied him in the Pre- s fore, Men and Brethren, that thro

' tence of Pilate, when he was de. this Man is preached unto


the termined to let him go. Acts 4. Forgiveness of sins. + 1 Joh. 2. 12. ic. - Jesus Christ of Nazareth, I write unto you litele Children, whom ye crucified.

because your Sins are forgiven you „Of whom ye have been now the 10 for his Names fake. Betrayers and Murderers.

i See on Luk. 24. 48. of A&ts 4. 19.

Joh. 15. 26. When the Com: c See on Acts 2. 24.

forter is come, whom I will send + Aets 10. 19. --Whom they unto you from the Father, even flem, and hanged on a Tree. † Acts 15 the spirit of Truth which proceed13. 9. When they had fulfilled eth from the Father, he thall teftifie all that was written of him, they took him down from the Tree. it Aets 2. 2, 4, 38. Suddenly + 1 Per. 2. 24 Who his own self there came a Sound from Heaven, bare our Sins in his own Body on 20 as of a rushing mighry Wind, and the

it filled all the House where they et Acts 2. 33, 36. Therefore be. were fitting; And they were al ing by the right Hand of God ex filled with the holy Ghost, and began alted.- Let all the House of Isra to speak with other Tongues as the el know.afsuredly, that God hath 25 Spirit gave them utterance. Res made that same Jesus whom ye pent and be baptized every one of have crucified, both Lord and Christ. you in the Name of Jesus Chrift, See on Mat 22.44.

for the Remission of Sins, and ye f; Acts 3. 15. And killed the shall receive the Gift of the holy Prince of Life.-

30 Ghost. Aets 4. 31. When they had ? + Ats 4. 12. Neither is there prayed, the place was shaken where Salvation in any orker : for there they were assembled together, is none other Name given among and they were all filled with the holy Men whereby we must be favid. Ghost, and they spake the Word

tif Luk. 24. 47. That Repentance 35 with boldness. Ads 7 55. He beand remiffion of Sins should be ing full of the holy Gholt. Aets 8. preached in his Name among all 15,16. (Peter and John] prayed for Nations, beginning at Jerufalem. them that they might receive the .:: Ads 3. 26. Unto you first, God holy Ghoft. (For as yet he was falhaving raised up his Son Jesus, 40 len upon none of them : only sent him to bless you, in turning a they were baptized in the Name vay every one of you from his Ini


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given to them that obey him. 33. q When they heard hat, they were m cut to the heart, and took counsel to play them.

34. Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharilee, named." Gamaliel, a doctor of law, liad in reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the apostles forth a little space, 35. And faid unto them, Ye men of Ilrael, take heed to your selves, what ye intend to do as touching these men. 36. For (1) before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be some body, to whom a number of men, about four hund ed, joyned themselves : who was slain, and all as many as * obeyed [Or, believed] him, were scattered, and brought to nouglıt. this man rose up Judas of Galilee, in the days of the taxing, and drew away much people after him : he also perished, and all, even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed. 38. And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone : o for if this counsel, or this work be of men, it will come to nought: 39. But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; left haply ye be found even to Pfight a, gainst God. 40. And to him they agreed: and when they

had of the Lord Jesus). A&ts 9.

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with their Teeth. - Brother Saul, the Lord- hath nt Acts 22. 3. -Brought up in fent me, that thou mightest re this City at the Feet of Gamaliel. ceive thy Sight, and be filled with 0 + Prov. 21. 30. There is no the holy Ghost Acts 10.44 -The 5 Wisdom, nor Understanding, nor holy Ghost fell on ell them which Counsel against the Lord. + Ifa. 8. heard the Word. AEts 11.15,17,24

10. Take Counsel together, and it As I began to speak, the holy Ghost shall

to nought; speak the fell on them, as on us at the Begin- Word, and it shall not stand : for ning. Forasmuch then as God 10 God is with us.

+ Mat 15. 13: gave unto them the like Gift he did Every Plant which my heavenly unto us, who believed on the Lord Father hath not planted, Thall be Jesus Christ, what was I that I rooted up could withstand God ? He (Barna Pt Aêts 9. 5. -The Lord said, bas] was a good Man, and full of 15 I am Jesus whom thou perfecutest: the holy Ghost, and of Faith. - ic is hard for thee to kick against Acts 13. 52. The Disciples were che Pricks. + Acts 23 9. find filled with joy, and with the holy no Evil in this Man: but if a Spi.

Acts 15. 8. God which rit or an Angel hach fpoken to knoweth the Hearts, bare them 20 him, let us not fight against God. witness, giving them ihe holy Ghost, 1 Cor. 10. 22. Do we provoke the even as he did uito us.

Lord ro jealousie ? are we stronger + A&ts 7.54. When they heard than he ? Rev 7 14. There shall these things, they were cut to the make War with the Lamb, and the Heart, and they gnalhed on him 25 Lamb fhall overcome them. (1) This was in the Taird Year before the Account called, The Year of our Lord.

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had - called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they fhould not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. 41. And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted 4 worthy to suffer shame for his name. 42. And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Chrift.

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joy and rejoice with you all. † Col. • Mar. 21. 35. The Husband 1. 24. Who now rejoice in my Safmen took his Servants, and beat ferings for you.- Heb. 10. 34. one, and killed another, and stoned Ye had compassion of me in my another. Mar. 13. 9. Take heed 5 Bonds, and took joyfully the Spoiling to your Selves : for' they shall de of your Goods, knowing in your 'liver you up to Councils ; and in selves that ye have in Heaven a

the Synagogues ye thall be beaten, better and an enduring Substance. and ye shall be brought before + Jam. 1. 2 My Brethren, count Rulers and Kings for my fake.- 10 it all joy when ye fall into divers ic of Mat. 5. II, 12. Blessed are Temptations. 1 Pet. 1. 6. Where. ye when Men shall revile you, in ye greatly rejoice, though now and perfecute you, and shall' fay for a Season (if need be) ye are in all manner of evil against you Heaviness through manifold Temfalsly for my fake. Rejoice, and be 15 ptations. t. Pet. 4. 13, 16. Re exceeding glad: for great is your joice in as much as ye are Partaker: Reward in Heaven. Afts 16. of Christs Sufferings, that when his 75. At Midnight (in Prison) l'aul Glory Thall be revealed, ye may be and Silas prayed, and fang Praises glad with exceeding joy. If any Man to God. - Rom. 5. 3. - We glo- fuffer as a Christian, let him not be ry in Tribulations: 2 Cor. 6.2 afhamed; but let him glorifie God 1o. As forrowful, yet alway re on this behalf. joicing 2 Cor. 7. 4. “I am Phil. 1. 29. Unto you it isgiv,

filled with Comfort, I am exceeding en in the behalf of Chrift, not only joyful in all our Tribulation. 2 Cor. to believe on him, but also to forget 8. 2. How that in a great Tryal of 25 fer for his fake. Affliction, the Abundance of their e See on A&ts 2. 42,46. Joy 2 Cor. 12. 10. Irake Please f Mat. 13. 31. The Kingdom fure in Infirmities, in Reproaches, of Heaven is like to a Grain of Muin Necessities, in Perfecutions, in, Jard-Seed, which a Man cook, and Distresses for Christs fake. - † Phil. 30 fowed in his Field. See on Aas

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the : Grecians against the (1) Hebrews, because their widows were neglected " in the daily ministration. 2. Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and faid, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. 3. Wherefore, brethren, * look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. 4. But we will give our felves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. 5. And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man * full of faith, and of the holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a profelyte of Antioch. 6. Whom they set before the apostles : and when they had ' prayed, they (2) laid

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their $: Acts 9. 29. And he spake boldly in the Name of the Lord 1: Acts 2. 42. They continued Jesus, and disputed against the Gre stedfastly in the Apostles Doctrine cians ; but they went about to say and Fellowship, and in breaking him. ; Acts 11.

20. Some of g of Bread, and in Prayers. them were Men of Cyprus and Cy ni † Act. 11. 24. He [Barnabas) rene, which when they were come was a good Man, and full of the to Antioch, spake unto the Grecia holy Ghost, and of Faith. ans, preaching the Lord Jesus. ñ Acts 8. 5, 26 Philip went

: Afts 4. 35. And laid them 1o down to the City of Samaria, and down at the Apostles Feet: and preached Christ to them. The An. diftribution was made to every Man gel of the Lord spake unto Philip, according as he had need.

saying, Arise, and go toward the + Exod. 18. 17. Moses Father South. f Acts 27.8. -We enin Law said unto him, The Thing 15

tred into the House of Philip the that thou dost is not good.

Evangelift (which was one of the * + Deut. 1. 13. Take ye wife seven) and abode with him. Men and understanding, and known 0 :: Rev. 2. 6, 15. Thou hatest among your Tribes, and I will the Deeds of the Nicolaitans, which makethem Rulers over you. + Acts I also hate. So hast thou allo 1. 21. Of these Men which have them, which hold the Doctrine of companied with us, all the Time the Nicolaitans, which thing I that the Lord Jesus went in and

hate. + A&ts 16. 2. P Acts 1. 24. They prayed and Which [Timotheus) was well re- 25 faid, Thou, Lord, which knowest ported of by the Brethren. ti the Hearts of all Men, mew whe, Tim. 3. 7. He must have a good ther of these two thou hast chaReport of them which are with fen.

(1) That is, Fepos who lived in Judea, and used the Hebrew or Syriac Language. The Grecians were probably Jews, who lived in Heathen Countries, and spoke the Greek Tongue, and used the Greek Bible in their Synagogues. These seem to have been Jewish Profelytes. (2) Instead of setting down the Texts at lengch where this Ceremony,



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