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Gird thy self, and bind on thy fandals: And le he did. And he faith unto him, Caft thy garment about thee, and follow me. 9. And he went out and followed him, and

wift not that it was true which was done by the angel ; but thought he saw a vision. 10. When they were past the firft and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city, which m opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one {treet, and forthwith the angel departed from him. II. And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now Į know of a surety, that the Lord hath * sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews. 1.2. And when he had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of p John, whose firname was Mark, where many were gathered together, praying. 13. And as Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a damsel came * to hearkeri [Or, to ask who was there], named Rhoda. 14. And when she knew Peters voice, the opened not the gate for gladrels, but ran in, and told how Peter stood before the gate. 15. And they laid unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel. 16. But Peter continued knocking: and when they opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished. 17. But he ' beckning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. And he faid, Go, fhew these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place.

18. Now Gen. 45. 26. -Jacobs Heart ° Aets 4. 23. Being let go, fainted, for he believed them not. they went to their own Company,and † Pfal. 126. 1. When the Lord reported all that the chief Priests turned again the Captivity of Si. and Elders had said unto them. on, we were like them that dream. S P + A&ts 15. 37. Barnabas deter. Luk. 24. 11. Their Words seemed mined to take with them Jobu, to them as idle Tales, and they whose firname was Mark.

9 See on Mat. 18. 10. mit Asts 16. 26. Suddenly there t Aets 13.16. Then Paul stood was a great Earthquake, fo that the lo up, and beckning with his Hand, Foundations of the Prison were faid, Men of Israel, and ye that thaken: and immediately all the fear God, give Audience. † Acts Doors were opened, and every ones 19. 33. “And Alexander beckned Bands were loosed.

with the Hand, and would have * † Dan. 6. 22. My God hach 15 made his Defence unto the Peofene his Angel, and hath fhut the ple. ' † Acts 21. 40.-Paul stood Lions Mouchs that they have not on the Stairs, and beckned with

the Hand unto the People.

believed them not.


hurt me.

18. Now as soon as it was day, there was no small fir-amorg-the foldiers, what was become of Peter. 19. And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the keepers, and commanded that they fhould be put to death. And he werit down from Judea-to Cesarea, and there abode. 20. And Herod * 'was highly displeased [Or, bare an hostile mind intending war] with them of Tyre and Sidon: but they came with one accord to him, and having made Blastus* the kings chamberlain [Gr. that was over the kirg's bed-chamber] their friend, desired peace; because their country was à nourished by the kings country. 21. And upon a set day, Herod arayed in' royal apparel, fat upon

his throne, and made an oration-unto them. “22. And the people gave a fhout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of

23. And immediately the angel of the Lord (mote him, because he gave not God the glory : and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost. 24. q But the word of God grew and multiplied. 25. And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their d* ministry [Or, charge], and took with them. John whole firname was Mark.

a man.



Year of our Lord 45.
Ow there were in the church that was at ' Anti-

och, certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, Simeon that was called Niger, and h Luciús of Cyrene, and Manaen, * which had been brought up with Herod [Or, Herod's föfter brother] the tetrarch, and Saul. 2. As they ministred to the Lord, and fasted, the holy Ghost said


Separate at King. 5.9,11. -Thou shalt exalt nor thy self in the Day of Ho accomplish my desire in giving nour: for the Works of the Lord Food for my Houshold. And Solo are wonderful, and his works ar mon gave Hiram twenty Thou. mong Men are hidden. sand Measures of Wheat for Food s See on Acts 6.7. for his Houfhold, and twenty Mea

d+ A&s -11. 29, 30, sures of pure Oil.- + Ezek! 27.

et Ads 13. 5, 13. 17. Judah and the Land of Israel

ff Acts 14. 26. were thy Merchants: they traded & See on Acts 11.27. in thy Market, Wheat of Minnith 10 h :: Rom. 16. 21. and Pannag, and Honey, and Oil, my Work-fellow, and Lucius, and Land Balm.

Jafon, and Sofipater my Kinsmea b Ecclefiafticus 11.4. Boast not of thy Cloathing and Raiment,and



Lalute you.

te me Barnabas and 'Saul, for the k work whereunto called them... 3. And when they had fafted and and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

they being sent forth by the holy Ghost, departed eleucia ; and from thence they sailed to mCyprus.

when they were at Salamis, they preached the f God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had John to their minister. 6. And when they had gone h the ifle unto Paphos, they found a certain forcealse prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus: 7. 1 was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, ent man, who called for Barnabas and Saul, and de

hear the word of God.: 8. But P Elymas the forceor so is his name by interpretation) 9 withstood them, g to turn away the deputy from the faith. 9. Then who also is called Paul) filled with the holy Ghost, set es on him, 1o. And said, O full of all subtilty and fchief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all ousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways

Lord? 11. And 110w behold, the hand of the Lord n thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun foş Con. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a less; and he went about seeking fome to lead him by and. 12. Then the deputy when he sfaw what was


o Acts 8.

A&ts 22. 21. † Rom'ı. 1:

was .Mark. . 2.9. See on Afts 9. 15.

9. There was a certain Mat. 9.38. Pray ye there. Man named Simon, which before le Lord of the Harveft, that time in the fame City used Sorcery, 11] Send forth Labourers into sand bewitched the People of Saarvest + Rom. 10. 15. How maria.they Preach, except they be pt Exod. 7. U. Then Pharaoh

as it is written, How beau also called the wise Men, and the are the Feet of them that Sorcerers : now the Magicians of h the Gospel of Peace, and 10 Egypt, they also did in like manglad Tidings of good things! ner with their Enchantments. 5. 5. 4. No Man taketh this 4 + 2 Tim. 3. 8. Now as Jannes runto himself, but he that is and Jambres withstood_Moses, fo do of God, as was Aaron. these also resist the Truth: Men see the Note on Acts 6. 6. Is of corrupt Minds, reprobate con

Acts 4. 36. Joses, who by cerning the Faith. Apostles was firnamed Barna

ri+ Joh. 8. 44.

+ 1 Joh. 3. 8. a Levite, and of the Country See on Mat. 13. 38. yprus.

$ Acts 9.35. All that dwelt at + Acts 15.20 Lydda and Saron, saw him, and Barnabas determined to take turned to the Lord. them John, whose firname

+ Aets. 12. 25.

done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord. 13. Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphilia : and Jóhu departing from them, returned to Jerusalem. 14. But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the fabbath-day, and sat down. 15. And after the reading of the law and the prophets

, the rulers of the synagogue fent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of Exhortation for the people, lay on. 16. Then Paul stood up, and f beckening with his hand, faid, Men of Israel, and $ ye that (1) fear God, give audience. 17. The God of this people of Israel

chose our fathers, and exalted the people i when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an


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a + A&ts 75. 38. Paul thought zareth, where he had been brought not good to take him (John) with up, and as his custom was, he went them, who departed from them into the Synagogue on the Sabbathfrom Pamphilia, and went not day, and stood up for to read. with them to the Work.


+ Ver. 27. bi: Acts 16. 13. On the Sabbath

:: Heb. 13. 22.

See on Ver we went out of the City by a Rio ver-fide, where Prayer was wont to

See on A&s 12. 17. be made ; and we fat down, and

g :: Ver. 42, 43. fpake unto the Women which re- 10 h Pfal. 147. 19, 20. He shemeth sorted thither. : Aets 19. 2. Paul, his Word unto Jacob, his Statutes as his manner was went in (that is, and Judgments unto Ifrael. He into the Synagogue) unto them, and hath not dealt so with any Natithree Sabbath-days reasoned with them out of the Scriptures. : Acts 15 i* Exod. 1.' 1.. Now these are 18.4. And he reafoned in the sy- the Names of the Children of Ilnagogue every Sabbath, and per rael, which came into Egypt, every fuaded the Jews and the Greeks. Man and his Houthold came with

c.: Luk. 4. 16. He came to Na. Jacob.


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(1) We meer with thefe Characters, a devout Man, a devout Greek, a religious Profelyte, a Man fearing God, in several Places of the History of the Acts; it may therefore be proper to observe, that by these Cha la racters are described the Profelytes or Converts to the lewish Religion. TheJewstherefore are here diftinguished by this Title,Men of Israel, and the Converts to their Religion, re that fear God. In the 26th Verse, the Jews are called Children of the Stock of Abraham, and the Profelytes, Wheforder smong you feareth God. Of these Profelytes they reckoned two forts. Firf, Those who believed in and worshipped the God of Israel, but were not circumcised These they called Profelytes of the Gate ; but notwichstanding they accounted them unclean: Such an one Cornelius seems to have been. Secondly, Those who embraced the whole Jewish Religion, and were circumcised, they called Profelytes of the Covenant, and of Righa 1 60xSnefs. Some think the Helenifts or Greeks were of this fort.

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high arm brought he i them out of it... 18. And about the time of forty years (1) » suffered he their manners in the wilderness. 19. And when he had destroyed 5 feven nations in the land of Catiaan, he divided their land to them by (2) lot. 1 20. And after that he gave unto them

judges, k + Exod. 6. 6. Say unto the

a time turned he his Anger away, Children of Ifrael, I am the Lord, and did not ftir up all his Wrach. and I

n Deut. 7.1. When the Lord che il bring you, ous from under the Burdens of the Egyptians, thy God fhall bring thee into the $ and I will rid you out of their Bon- s Land whither thou goeit to possess

dage: and I will redeem you with it, and hast cast out many Nations a stretched out. Arm, and with great before théé, the Hittites, and the Judgments. * Exod. 13. 14. --By: Girgashites, and the Amorites, and strength of Arm the Lord brought us the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, out from Egypt, from the House to and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, of Bondage

seven Nations greater and mightier ļ 7 Exod. 16.35.

The Children than thou. of Ifrael did eac Manna forty years,

© Numb. 26. 54,55, 56. Tomauntil they came to.a Land inhabi ny thou shalt give the more Inheria ted. “ Numb. 14. 34. After the 15 tance, and to few thou shalt give Number of the Days in which ye

the less Inheritance: to every one searched the Land, even forty Days

shall his Inheritance be given, aca (each Day for a Year) Thall ye bear cording to those that were your Iniquities, even forty Years.- numbred of him. Notwithstand. * Plal. 95.10, Forty Years long was 20 ing the Land shall be divided by I grieved with this Generation. Lot: according to the Names of

in Numb. 14. 22. All those Men the Tribes of their Fathers they which have seen my Glory, and shall inherit. According to che my Miracles which I did in Egypt, Lot shall the pofffion thereof be and in the Wilderness, and 25 divided between many and few. have tempted me now these ten Josh. 14. 2. By Lot was their Inlee times, and have not hearkned to ritance, as the Lord commanded my Voice [shall not see the Land). by the Hand of Moses. Pfal. Pfal. 78. 38. He being full of 78.55. He cast out the Heathen Compassion, forgave their Iniquity, j5 also before them, and divided them and destroyed them not; yea, many an Inheritance by

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(1) Gr. et potopógnozy, perhaps for &t popopógu Tev, buri, or, fed them, as a Nurse beareth or feedeth her Child; Deut' 1. 13. 2 Mac. 7. 27. accord. ing to the Septuag. and so Chryfoft.

(2) If it be asked, how is the Dividing of the Land of Canaan by Lot confiftent with the Equality required, Numb 26.54. To many thou shalt give the more Inheritance, and to few thou shalt give the lifs Inheritance ? I answer : The most likely account of this Matter seems to be this ; The feveral Borders or Provinces of the whole Land were aligned to the several Tribes by Lot; and the general Division being thus inade, the Extént of Ground each Tribe was co poffefs, was measured according to the Number of Perfons is consisted of. And to this second Division the Psalmist may refer, Pfal 78.55. He divided chem an inheritance

by Line.

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