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broad among the brethren, that 19 Now he spake this, signi- this disciple was not to die; yet fying by what death he should Jesus said not to him, “ He glorify God. And when he had shall not die;" but, “ If I will spoken this, he said to him, that he remain till I come, what « Follow me.”

is that to thee?" 20 Then Peter turned about, and saw the disciple whom Jel 24 This is the disciple who sus loved following; who had testified of these things, and leaned on his breast also at sup-wrote these things : and we per, and had said, “ Master, know that his testimony is which is he who delivereth thee true.* 25 And there are many up ?” 21 When Peter saw him, other things also that Jesus did, he said to Jesus,“Lord, and what which if they were written, every shall this man do?" 22 Jesus said one, I think that even the world to him, “If I will that he re-itself could not contain the main till I come, what is that to books which might be written.

THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES.

CHAP. I.

for forty days, and speaking of 1 THE former treatise, O the things concerning the kingTheophilus, which I compiled, dom of God. 4 And then, ascontained an account of all which sembling them together, he Jesus began both to perform commanded them not to depart and teach, 2 until the day in from Jerusalem, but to wait which he was taken up, after for the promise of the Father ; having by a holy spirit, instruct/" which," said he, " ye have ed the apostles whom he had heard from me. 5 For John inchosen : 3 whom, also, he con- deed baptized in water; but ve vinced of his being alive, after shall be baptized in a holy spirit, his suffering, by many infaili. | not many days hence." ble proofs; appearing to them ! 6 When, therefore, they were convened together, they asked, consent in prayer, with certain him, saying, “ Master, wilt thou women, and Mary the mother at this time restore the kingdom of Jesus, and with his brethto Israel ?" 7 But he said to ren. them, “ It is not for you to 15 And in those days Peter know the times or seasons, stood up in the midst of the which the Father, by his own disciples, (whose number then authority, hath appointed. 8 But present was about a hundred ye shall receive power, by the and twenty,) 16 and said “Men, coming of the holy spirit upon Brethren, it was necessary for you: and ye shall be witnesses [that] scripture to be fulfilled, to me, both in Jerusalem, and which the holy spirit spake by in all Judea, and in Samaria, the mouth of David, concerning and to the uttermost part of the Judas, who was guide to those earth.” 9 Aud when he had that seized Jesus ; 17 inasmuch spoken these things, while they as he was numbered among us, beheld him, he was lifted up; and had his part allotted him in and a cloud received him out of this ministry.” 18 (Now this their sight. 10 And on his being | man, as we may say, bought a taken up, as they were looking field with the reward of this inearnestly toward heaven, be- iquity; and falling down, he hold, two men stood by them burst in the midst, so that all in white apparel ; 11 who also his bowels gushed out:* 19 and said, “ Ye men of Galilee, why it was known to all who dwelt stand ye looking toward hea- in Jerusalem ; so that the field ven ? this Jesus, who is taken was called, in their own diaup from you into heaven, will lect, Aceldama, that is, The come again in the same manner field of blood. 20 “ For it is as ye have seen him go into written in the book of Psalms, heaven."

*" These words are an early testimony of eye-witnesses to the truth of St. John's gospel : they may have been admitted from the margin into the text." Newcome.

f Grotius and Le Clerc reject this whole chapter: but Wetstein admits it. “ Hammond considers the two last verses as the attestation of the Asiatie bishops; at whose request Eusebius affirms that John wrote his gospel.

“ Dr. Owen thinks that from xai oldapev, in ver. 24, to the end of ver. 25, is an early addition, perhaps a very early one, by another hand. Bowyer, 4to." Newcome.

Let his habitation be desolate; 12 Then they returned to Je- and let no one dwell therein.' rusalem from the inount called | And, Let another take his of. Olivet, which is near Jerusa-fice.' 21 Out of those men, lem, a sabbath-day's journey. therefore, who have been with 13 And when they were come, us all the time that the Lord they went into an upper room, Jesus was amongst us,t 22 from where they usually abode; both the time when he was baptized

Peter and James and John and by John, to the day of his being * Andrew, Philip and Thomas, taken up from us, one should

Bartholomew and Matthew, be appointed with us for a witJames the son of Alpheus, and ness of his resurrection." 23 Simon Zelotes, and Judas the Then they set apart two; Jo. brother of James. 14 All these seph, called Barsabas, who was stedfastly continued with one surnamed Justus, and Matthias. 24 And they prayed, saying, dialect, in which we were born? “ Thou Lord, who knowest the 9 Parthians, and Medes, and hearts of all men, appoint one Elamites, and dwellers in Me. of these two, whom thou hast sopotamia, and in Judeat and chosen for thyself, 25 10 take Cappadocia, in Pontus and Asia, the allotment of this ministry, 10 in Phrygia and Pamphylia, and apostleship, from which Ju- in Egypt and in the parts of das separated himself, that he Libya about Cyrene, and strang. might go to his own place.”* ers from Rome, both Jews and 26 And their lots were cast : proselytes. 11 Cretans also and and the lot fell upon Matthias ; Arabians; we hear them speakand he was numbered with the ing in our own tongues the eleyen apostles.

18. 19. “ These verses may be considered as the words of St. Luke, the historian: and from the phrase in their own dialect, compared with Col. iv, 11, 14, some infer that Luke was a gentile." Newcome.

+ Gr. went in and out among us.

wonderful works of God." 12 Ch. II. 1 NOW when the And they were all amazed, and day of Pentecost was come, they doubted; saying one to anowere all, with one consent, in ther, “ What can this mean?" the same place, 2 and sudden-13 But others, scoffing, said, ly, there came from heaven a “ These men are full of new sound, as of a rushing mighty | wine." wind; and it filled all the house 14 But when Peter and the where they were sitting. 3 And eleven had stood up, he lifted they saw, as it were, tongues of up his voice, and said to them, fire, distributing themselves, “Ye Jews, and all ye who dwell and sitting upon each of them. in Jerusalem, be this known to 4 And they were all filled with you, and hearken to my words. a holy spirit: and began to 15 For these are not drunken, speak in different languages, as ye suppose; since it is but as the spirit gave them utter- | the third hour of the day. 16 ance. 5 Now there were dwell. But this is what was spoken by ing at Jerusalem, Jews, religi. the prophet Joel, 17 And it ous men, out of every nation shall come to pass in the latter under heaven. 6 And when this days, saith God, that I will report was spread abroad, the pour out my spirit upon all multitude came together, and flesh: and your sons and your were perplexed, because every daughters shall prophesy, and one heard them speaking in his your young men shall see vi. own dialect. 7 And they were sions, and your old men shall Tall] amazed, and wondered, dream dreams: 18 and on my saying one to another, “Be- men-servants, and on my maid. hold, are not all these who servants I will pour out my speak Galileans? 8 How then spirit in those days; and they hear we every man in our own I shall prophesy : 191 and I will

The Syriac, according to the Latin of Tremellius, runs thus; " à quo separavit se lihudah, ut abiret in locum suum."" This sense of the word is justified by the LXX Exod. xxxii. 8, where it is rendered turned aside; “they have turned aside out of the way which," &c.-“from which Judas turned aside, thao &c. † “ India, Idumea, Cilicia, Bithynia, Lydia; are different eonjectures." Newcome. 19. 20. * These verses refer to the destruction of Jerusalem." Newcome.

show wonders in heaven above, plainly speak to you of the pa. and signs on the earth beneath ; triarch David, that he both died blood, and fire, and vapour of and was buried, and his tomb smoke. 20 The sun shall be is amongst us to this day. 50 turned into darkness, and the Wherefore, being a prophet, moon into blood, before the and knowing that God had great and signal day of the sworn to him with an oath, that Lord come. 21 And it shall of the fruit of his loins he would come to pass, that whosoever place successors on his throne; shall acknowledge the name of 31 he foresaw this, and spake the Lord, he will be presery-concerning the resurrection of ed.'* 22 Ye men of Israel, hear Christ; that he was not left in these words: Jesus of Nazareth, hades, nor did his flesh see proved to you to be a man corruption. 32 This Jesus, God from God, by mighty works, hath raised up; of which all we and wonders, and signs, which are witnesses. 33 Having thereGod did by him, in the midst fore been exalted to the right of you, as ye yourselves [also hand of God, and having receiv. know ; 23 him, being delivered ed from the Father, the promise up to you by the determinate of the holy spirit, he hath pourcounsel and foreknowledge of ed out this, which ye now see God, [ye have taken; and] by and hear. 34 For David hath wicked hands, ye have crucified not ascended into the heavens: and slain : 24 whom God hath but he himself saith, Jehovah raised up, having loosed the said to my Lord, Sit thou on bands of death; because it was my right hand, 35 until I make not possible that he should be thine enemies thy footstool.' 36 holden by them. 25 For David Wherefore, let all the house of speaketh concerning him, I | Israel know assuredly, that God saw the Lord always before hath made this same Jesus, me; for he is on my right whom ye have crucified, both hand, so that I cannot be mov | Lord and Christ.” ed. 26 Wherefore my heart re- 37 NOW when they heard joiced, and my tongue was glad: this, they were pierced to the moreover my flesh also will heart, and said to Peter, and to rest in hope; 27 because thou the rest of the apostles, “ Men, wilt not utterly forsake my soul brethren, what shall we do ?” in hades ; nor suffer thy holy 38 Then Peter said to them one to see corruption. 28 Thou “Reform, and let every one of hast made known to me the you be baptized in the name of ways of life; thou wilt make Jesus Christ, for the remission me full of joy with thy coun- of sins; and ye shall receive the tenance.

gift of the holy spirit. 39 For 29 “ Men, brethren, let me the promise is to you, and to ** The providence of God preserved the Christians, at the time when such unexampled cala. mities befel the Jews." Newcome.

your children; and to all that go into the temple, asked [co are afar off, as many as the receive] alms. 4 Then Peter, Lord our God shall call.” 40 with John, having stedfastly fixAnd with many other words he ed his eyes upon him, said, testified and exhorted, saying, “ Look on us." 5 And he gave “ Save yourselves from this heed to them, expecting to reperverse generation.”

ceive something from them. 6 · 41 Then those who [gladly] / Then Peter said, “ Silver and received his words, were bap-gold I have not : but such as I tized : and about three thousand have, I give to thee. In the souls were added on that day. name of Jesus Christ of Naza42 And they stedfastly continu- reth, rise and walk." 7 And he ed in the doctrine of the apos- took him by the right hand, and tles, and in fellowship, and in raised him up; and immediatethe breaking of bread, and in ly his feet and ancle-bones were prayers. 43 And fear came strengthened: 8 and leaping upon every one; and many up, he stood and walked, and wonders and signs were done entered with them into the temby the apostles. 44 And all who ple, walking, and leaping, and believed were together, and had praising God. 9 And all the all things in common; 45 and people saw him walking, and sold their possessions and goods, praising God; 10 and they and parted them among all, as knew that it was he who used every one had need. 46 And to sit for alms at the Beautiful stedfastly continuing in the tem- gate of the temple: and they ple every day, with one con- were filled with astonishment sent, and breaking bread from and amazement at what had house to house, they partook befallen him. of food with gladness, and sin- 11 AND as he held Peter and gleness of heart; 47 praising John, all the people ran togeGod, and having favour with ther to them in the porch, which all the people. And the Lord is called Solomon's, much aswas daily bringing together tonished. those, who accepted salvativn, 12 Now Peter observing it, into the church.

he said to the people, “ Yemen Ch. III. 1 NOW Peter and / of Israel, why wonder ye at John went up together into the this? or why look ye earnestly temple, at the hour of prayer, on us, as though by our own which was the ninth hour. 2 poweror godliness we had made And a certain man, lame from this man to walk ? 13 The God his birth, was carried; who was of Abraham and of Isaac and of laid daily at the gate of the Jacob, the God of our fathers, temple, which is called Beauti- hath glorified his servant Jesus; ful, to ask alms of those that whom ye indeed delivered up, entered into the temple: 3 who, and denied [him] in the preseeing Peter and John about to sence of Pilate, when he had

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