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Shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it fhall not hurt them; they fall f lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. 19. T So then & after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was b received up into Heaven, and fat on the right hand of God. 20. And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and a confirming the Word with figns following. Amen. e.

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in which he was taken up, afrer f. A&. 9. 17. And Ananias that he through the Holy Ghost went his Way, and entred into the had given Commandments to House, and putting his Hands on the Apostles, whom he had chohim, said, Brother Saul, the Lord , fen. To whom he lhewed hima (even Jesus that appeared unco self alive after his Paflion, by maa thee in the Way as thou camest, ny infallible Proofs, being feen of hath sent me, that thou mighrest them forry Days, and speaking receive thy Sight, and be filled of the things pertaining to the

with the Holy Ghost. * A&t. 28.10 Kingdom of God. ; 8. It came to pass that the Father h®* Luk. 24. 51. It came to

of Publius lay sick of a Fever pass while he blessed them, he and a bloody Flux: to whom

parted from them, and carried up Paul entred in and prayed, and

into Heaven. laid bis Hands on him, and healed is + See on Mat. 22.44. him. See the Note on A&t. 6.6. k'* Heb. 2. 4. See on Act. A&. 1. 2, 3. Until the Day

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2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eye-witnesses, and ministers of the Word. 3. It seemed good to me also, having had perfe&t understanding of all things from the very first, to write 'unto thee d in order, most excellent Theophilus, 4. That thou mightft know the certainty of thole things wherein thou hast been instructed. 5. THEŘE (1) was in the 8 days of Herod the king

of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the h course of Abia : and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron,

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It seemed good to the vation, which at the first began to Holy Ghost and to us. bespoken by the Lord, and was con 7.40.

I think also that I have the firmed unto us by them that heard s Spirit of God. him ? ti Joh. 1. 1. That which d A&t. 11.4. Peter rehearsed the was from the Beginning, which Matter from the beginning, and exwe have heard, which we have pounded it by order unto them. Seca with our Eyes, which we have

+ Act. 1. I, The former Trealooked upon, and our Hands liave 'Otise have I made, O Theophilus.handled cf the Word of Life.

f: Joh. 20. 31. But these are Mar. 1. 1. The Beginning of written that ye might believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ the Son Jesus is the Christ the Son of God, of God. t Joh. 15. 27. Ye also and that believing, ye might have shall bear Witness, because ye's Life through his Name. have been with me from the Be $t Mat. 2. 1. Now when Je ginning

sus was born in Bethlehem of JuC# At. 15. 19, 25, 28. My Sen dea, in the Days of Herod the tence is, that we trouble not them, King: which from among the Gentiles 20 ht

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-The are turned unto God. It seemed eighth to Abijah.

+ Neh. 12. 4, good unto us, being assembled with 17. Abijah. Of Abijah.

(1) † The fixth Year before the common Account, called the Year of our Lord, which includes the History of the whole Chapter.

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Temple every Week. And there being many in every Course, it was de. termined by Lot who should burn Incense before the Lord. Each Courbe Day, and went out the Sabbath following.

and her name was Elisabeth. 6. And they were both érighteous * before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord, blameless. 7. And they had no child, berause that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were xow well stricken in years. 8. And it came to pass, that while he executed the priefts Office before God (1) in the order of his course,

9. According to the custom of the priests office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord. 10. And the whole multitude of the people were praying m without, at the time of incense. 11. And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord, ftanding on the right fide of the ~ Altar of incense. 12. And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell

13. But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy Prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth hall bear thiee a son, and thou o fhalt call his naine John., 14. And thou thalt have joy and gladness, and many shall P rejoyce at his birth.

15. For he shall be great in the fight of the Lord, and shall 9 drink neither Wine nor strong Drink; and

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and stood at the Altar, having a 2 King. 20. 3. I beseech thee, golden Censer ; and there was givO Lord, remember now how I

en unto him much Incense, that he have walked before thee in Truth, should offer it with the Prayers of and with a perfe&t Heart, and have all the Saints upon the golden Aldone that which is good in thy

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And the Smoke of the Incense which Exod. 30. 7. And Aaron came with the Prayers of the Saints, fhal burn thereon 'Tweet Incense ascended up before God, out of the

10 Angels hand. Lev. 16. 17. There shall n + Exod. 30. 1. Thou shale benoman in the Tabernacle of the Con make an Altar to burn incense upon. gregation, when he goeth in to make

0.: Ver. 60, 63. an Atonement in the holy Place, un

p.: Ver. 58. til he come out, and have made is qt Numb. 6. 3. He [the Nažas an Atonement

for himself, rite] shall separate himself from and for his Houshold, and for all Wine and strong Drink, and shall the Congregation of Ifrael. Pfal. drink no Vinegar of Wine, or Vine141. 2. Let my Prayer be set forth gar of ftrong Drink, neither shall he

: Rev. 8. 20 drink any Liquor of Grapes, nor ; 3,4. And another Angel came eat moist Grapes or dried.

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16. And many of the children of Ifra the turn to the Lord their God. 17. And he shall fore him (1) in the d spirit and power of Elias, et the hearts o the lathers to the children, and the di ent * to [Or, by] the wisdom of the juft, to make re people prepared for the Lord. 18. And Zacharias fa to the Angel, Whereby Thall I know this? for I s old man, and my Wife well stricken in years. the Angel antwering said unto him, I am h Gabriel, stand in the presence of God: and am sent to spea] thee, and to thew thee these glad Tidings.

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1 + Jer. 1. 5. Before I formed et Ecclefiafticus 48 10 thee in the Belly, I knew thee; be wast' ordained for Reproofs, fore thou camift forth of the Womb, I turn the Heart of the Father to fan&tificd thee, and I ordained Son, and to restore the Tribe thee a Prophet unto the Nations s Jacob. * Gal. 1.15. -Who separated me Gen. 15. 8. [Abram] from my Mothers Womb.

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-Shall a C the Coming of the great and dread-10 be born unto him that is an ful Day of the Lord And he shall dreá' riars old ? And Thail Sari turn the Heart of the Fathers to the that is ninety Years old, bear? Children, and the Heart of the h + Dan. 8. 16. Gabriel, ma Children to their Fathers, lest I come this man to understand the Visio and smite the Earth with a Curse, 15 † Dan. 9 21. - The man Gabri

c; al. 4.4. Remimber ye the whom I had seen in the Vilia Law of Moses my servant, which I at the beginning. commanded unto him in Horeb it Ez. 3. 26. I will make th for all Ifrael, with the Statutes Tongue cleave to the Roof of th and Judgments. † Mat. 11. 14. If 20 Mouth, and thou shalt bé Dumbye will receive it, this is Elias, + Ex: 24. 27 - Thou shale speak which was for tu come.

and be no more Dumnb, and thou d Mar. 9. 12. --Elias verily como Malt be a Sign unto them, and they eth first, and restoreth all things. Mall know that I am he Lord.

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(1) St. John Baptist did in many things resemble Elias, and therefore is not improperly called by his Name. Did the latter express a mighty Zeal for the Glory of God, fo did the former ? Did Elias reprove Wick

: edness, even in the greatest Persons, as Ahab and Jezabel, the Bastill did the same in Herod and Herodias ? Did the one live in a very corrupt Age, and apply himself to reform the Vices of the Times, fo did the Other'? Was Elias a Man of a strict Life, fo was the Baptif? Was the former perfecuted by Ahab and Jezabel, the latter was persecuted by his rod and Herodias ? It is not therefore without Reason that he is called by our Lord, Elias. See the Nore on Mat. 11. 14.

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the day that these things shall be performed, because thou I believest cot iny words, which shall be fulfilled in their season. 21. And the people waited for Zacharias, and maryelled that he tarried so long in the Temple. 22. And when he came out, he could not speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the Temple: for he berkned unto them, and remained speechless. 23. And it came to pass, that as soon as the days of his miniftration were accompli ed, he departed to his own house. 24. And after those days, his Wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid her felr five months, saying, 25. Thus hath the Lord dealt with me, in the days wherein he looked on me, to mtake away my reproach among men. 26. And in the sixth month, the Angel Gabriel was fe it from God, nato a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27. To a virgin nelpoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the

yürgias rua me was Mary. 28. And the Angel came in unto ; het

, ad faid, Hail, thou that art * highly • favoured [Or, graciously accepted, or, much graced], P the Lord is with thee: able.ied art thou among women.

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* Gen.18. 13. The Lord said un take away our Reproach. to Abraham, wherefore did Sarah nt Mar. 1. 18. The Birth of laugh, saying, mall I of a surery Jesus Christ was on this wife: When

a Child, which am old ? his Mother Mary was espoused to Aumb. 20. 12. And the Lord fpake s Joseph. unto Mofes and Aaron, Because Dan. 9. 23. Thou art greatye believed me not, to fanétifie me ly beloved :: Dan. 10. 19. O Man, in the Eyes of the Children of Il- greatly beloved. rael ; therefo e ye shall not bring Gen. 28. 15. Behold, I am this Congregation into the Land jo with thee, and will keep thee (Jacob) which I have given them.

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A third Ruth 2. 4. Boaz came from BechPart of you that enter in on the lehem, and said unto the Reapers, t 1 Chron. 9 25. Their The Lord be with you :

and ihey were to come after se- 15 answered him, The Lord bless thee. ven Days from Time to Time with

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Woman ofthe Company lift up her 1. Gen. 30. 23. And she con. Voice and said unto him, Budisthe ceived and bare a Son, and said, Womb that, bare thee, and the God hath taken away my Reproach! 20 Paps which thou hast fucked But

4.1 In that Day leven Wo he faid, Yea, rather blid are they men thall take hold of one Man, that hear the Word of God, and laying, We will eat our own Bread,

keep it. Judg. 5. 24. Bleid above wear our ow 1 Apparel; only Women Mall Jael the Wife of Hea let us be called by thy Name, to 25 ber.the Kenite be.--.

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