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18 saith unto him, "Feed my sheep. Verily verily I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou didst gird thyself and walk whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou wilt stretch forth thine hands, and another will gird thee, and carry thee whither thou would
19 est not." Now he spake this, signifying by what death Peter would glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith to Peter, "Follow me."
20 Then Peter turned about, and seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; who had leaned on his breast also at supper, and had said, "Lord, which is he who de
21 livereth thee up?" When Peter saw him, he saith to
22 Jesus, "Lord, and what shall this man do?" Jesus saith unto him, "If I will that he remain till I come, what is
23 that to thee? Follow thou me." This report therefore went abroad among the brethren, that this disciple was not* to die; yet Jesus said not to him, "He shall not die;" but, "If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to thee?"
2* This is the disciple who testified of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is
25 truet- And there are many other things also that Jesus did, which, if they were written every one, I think that even the world itself could not contain the books which would be writtenf.
* N.m. should not, N. L
t " Tittle words arc an curly testimony of eye-witnesses to the truth of St. John's gospel: thi-y may have been admitted from the margin into the text." Neweome.
t " firotius and Le Clercnject this whole chapter; but Wetstein admits it.
"Ha.iimoud cons'ders the two last verses as the attestation of the Asiatic bishops; at whose p qucst Eusthius uftirnisthnt Joint w rote his gospel.
"Dr Owen thinks thet from Kx) stj&ftrs, in ver. 24, to the end of ver. 25, is an addition, perhaps a veryearly one, by another hand, llowyer. 4lo." Neweome.
The postscript; at.'vitrous, and of litth au'.ority. .>oi-_ of them n latr that the gospel of John was written at Ephesus in the tircek Irmera1n . in 11'-, n-i^n of Doioitian, or, as others say, ot Trajan ; after hii return from lus banishment at I'annos. '34
The former relation, I made*, O Theophilus, concerning all which Jesus undertookt both to do and to teach,
2 until the day in which he was taken up, after having given commandments, by the holy spirit, to the apostles
3 whom he had chosen: to whom he also shewed himself alive, after his suffering, by many infallible proofs; being seen by them forty days, and speaking of the things
4 concerning the kingdom of God. And then, assembling them together, he commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to waitf for the promise of the Father;
5 " which," said he, "ye have heard from me. For John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized
6 with the holy spirit not many days hence." When therefore they were come together, they asked him, saying, "Lord, art thou at this time restoring|| the kingdom to
7 Israel?" And he said unto them, "It is not for you to know the times or seasons, which the Father hath put in
8 his own disposal. But ye shall receive power, when the holy spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses to me, both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Sa
9 maria, and to the uttermost part of the earth." And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld,
* I made the former relation, etc. N. t Or. began. Or, both *lsl aml taught.
t that they should not depart, but should wait, N. I wilt thou... ostere, X
he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their
10 sight. And while they looked earnestly toward heaven* as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white
11 apparel; who said also, "Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye looking toward heaven? this Jesus, that is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come again in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven."
12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath-day's jour
13 neyt- And when they entered the city, they went into an upper room, where abode Peter and James and John and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and
14 Judas the brother of James. All these stedfastly continued with one consent in prayerf, with certain women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.
15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (now the number of thett persons to
16 gether was about an hundred and twenty ;) "Brethren, this fiart of scripture, which the holy spirit spake before by the mouth of David, must needs be fulfilled concern
17 ing Judas, that was guide to those who took Jesus; for he was numbered with us, and obtained the allotment of
18 this ministry." || Now this man caused a field to be purchased with the reward of his iniquity; (and, when he had fallen on his face, he burst asunder in the midst, and
19 all his bowels gushed out) : || and it was known to all who dwelt in Jerusalem; so that the field was called in
* Or, as he was going up to heaven.'
t " The Syriac version says that this was about seven furlongs. The Talmudists reckon it two thousand cubits, the distance betwcen the ark and die Israclites in journeying: Josh. iii. 4: which the Jews estimated at a Roman mile. Biscoc's Boyle's Lectures, p. 393." Newcome.
t R. T. adds, 'l and supplieation." +t Gr. names. N. t. Sym. 131.
| 18,19. "These verses may be considered ns the words of St. Luke, the historian: and from the phrase in thrir proper concur, compared with Col. Iv. II, 14. some infer that Luke was a gentile." Newcome.
their own language, Aceldama, that is, The field of blood20 " For it is written in the book of Psalms, 'Let his habitation be desolate; and let no man dwell therein.' And, 21 'His office let another take.' Wherefore, of these men that accompanied us all the time when the Lord Jesus
22 consorted with us*, having begun from the baptism of John to that day on which he was taken up from us, one must be appointed to become a witness with us of his re
23 surrection." Then they set apart two; Joseph, called
24 Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. And when they had prayed, they said, "Thou, Lord, who knowest the hearts of all men, shew which of these two
25 thou hast chosen, that he may take the allotment of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgres
26 sion fell, so that he went to his own place." And their lots were cast: and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
Ch. Ii. Now when the day of Pentecostt was come, they 2 were all with one consent in the same place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound, as of a rushing mighty wind; and it filled all the house where they were
3 sitting. And divided tongues, as of fire, appeared to
4 them; and a\ tongue sat on each of them. And they were all filled with the holy spirit; and began to speak in dif
5 ferent languages, as the spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem, Jews, religious men,
6 out of every nation under heaven. And when this report was spread abroad, the multitude came together, and were perplexed, because every man heard them speak
7 ing in his own language. And they were all amazed, and wondered, saying one to another, "Behold, are not
8 all these who speak Galileans? How then hear we every
• Gr. went in and out amonf; ut. Symonds, 131. N. m.
t "The fiftieth day, reekoning as the law direets; Ler. xiiii. 11,15,16." Neweome. l Or, one tonguc. ,
man in our own language, in which we were born? 9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea* and Cappadocia, in Pon
10 tus and Asia, in Phrygia and Pamphylia, in Egypt and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers from
11 Rome both Jews and proselytes, Cretans also and Arabians; we hear them speaking in our own tongues the
12 wonderful works of God." And they were all amazed, and doubted; saying one to another, "What can this
13 mean?" But others, scoffing, said, "These men are 14 full of new wine." But when Peter and the eleven had stood up, he lifted up his voice, and said unto them, "Ye Jews, and all ye who dwell in Jerusalem, be this
15 known unto you, and hearken to my words. For these are not drunken, as ye suppose; since it is but the third
16 hour of the day. But this is what was spoken by the pro
17 phet Joel, 'And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, that I will pour out my spiritt upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall
18 dream dreams: and on my men-servants and on my maidservants I will pour out my spirit in those days; and they
19 shall prophesy: f and I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs on the earth beneath; blood, and fire,
20 and vapour of smoke, fThe sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and
21 signal day of the Lord come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall
22 be delivered||.' Yc men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man from God, manifested among youlf by mighty works and wonders and signs, which God
* " India, Idnmea, Cilieia, Bithynist, Lydia; are different conjeetures." Neweome. t Gr. of my spirit.
% 19,20. "These rerses ret-r to the destruction of Jerusalem." N. I "The providenee of God preserved the Christians, at the time when such unexampled ealamitics befel the Jews.'' Ni wconte.
^ Sec bishop Pearce. A man whom God hath attested among yon. N.