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have seen him go into heaven. 12. Then k returned they unto Jerusalem, from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem, a (1) sabbath-days journey. . 13. And when they were come in, they went up into an "upper room, where abode both m Peter, and James, and John,and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. 14. These all a continued with one accord in prayer and fupplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his P brethren. 15. And in those days Peter stood up in the midft of the disciples, and said, (the number of the 9 names together were about an hundred and twenty). 16. Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was 'guide to

them Thef. 1. jo. To wait for his Son ter) was come, they brought him from Heaven. 1 Thef. 4. 16. into the upper Chamber. Ats The Lord himself shall descend from 20. 8. There were many Lights Heaven with a Shout.

2 Ther. in the upper Chamber where they 1.7. -The Lord Jesus shall be were gathered together. revealed from Heaven, with his m The Names of the Apostles mighty Angels. #2 Thef. 1. 10. are recited, Mat. 10. 2, dr. 'Luk. When he thall come to be glorified 6.14, &C. in his Saints, and to be admired

n't Ads 2. 1, 46. of all them that believe in that • Mat. 27. 55, 56. Many Women Day. Jude ver. 14. -Behold the were there (beholding afar off) Lord.cometh with ten Thousands of which followed Jesus from Galilee, his Saints. + Rev, 1.7. Behold he ministring unto him. Among cometh with Glouds ; and every eye which was Mary Magdalené,' and thall see him.- Rev. 14. 14. 115 Mary the Mother of James and Jo. looked, and behold, a white Cloud,'' ses, and the Mother of Zebedec's and upon the Cloud one fac, like un Children. to the Son of Man, having on his P See on Mac. 12. 46. Head a golden Crown

4. Rev. 3. 4. Thou hast a few : Luk. 24.52. They worship Names even in Sardis. ped him, and returned to Jerusa rt Pfal. 41.9. Yea, mine own lem with great Joy:

familiar Friend in whom I trusted, Luk. 22. 12. He shall fhew you which did eat of my Bread, harh lift a large upper Room furnished: up his Heel against me. there make ready. ; Acts 9. 37, s if Joh: 13.18. :t Joh. 18. Ž. See 39. –They laid her [Dorcas) in on Mat. 26. 47. an upper Chamber. When he (Pe

(1) Bethany was, the Place from which our Lord afcended, as appears from Luk. 24. 50. This was distant from Jerufalem fifteen Furlongs, Joh. 11.18. St. Luke therefore does not here give us the Distance of Bethany from Jerusalem, but the Distance of the foot of the Mount of Olives from thence, which is a Sabbath days Journey, that is, about one of our mea



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them that took Jesus. 17. For he was a numbred with us, and had obtained part of this b ministry.

18. Now this man purchased a field with the d reward of 'iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. 19. And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem ; infomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood. 20. For it is written in the book of psalms, ° Let f his habitation be defolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his

bishoprick (Or, Office, or, Charge], let another take. 21. Wherefore of these men which have companied with us, all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, 22.

Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that'h he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a i witness with us of his resurrection. 23. And they appointed two, Joseph called k Barlabas, who was firnamed Justus, and Matthias. 24. And they prayed, and faid, Thou, Lord, which 'knowe it the hearts of all men, thew whether of these




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a + Luk. 6.13, 16. He called un See on Luk. 24. 48. to him his Disciples : and of chem k :: Acts 15. 22. — Judas firna. he chose Twelve, whom also he nam med Barfabas. med Apostles. And Judas the

Deut. 31. 21. I know their Brother of James, and Judas Iscari- simagination which they go about.. which also was the Traytor.

ti Sam.-16.7. - The Lord seech :: Acts 12. 25.

not as Man feech; for Man lovke ..: Afts 29. 24. ::: Acts 21. 19.

eth on the outward Appearance, See on Col. 1. 23.

but the Lord looketh on the Heart. Mat. 27.5, 7, 8. He cast down 10t i Chron. 28. 9. the pieces of Silver in the Temple, Searcheth all Hearts, and underftande and departed, and went and hang eth all the Imaginations of the ed himself. And they took coun. Thoughts.- t i Chron. 29. 17. fel, and bought with them the Poto I know 'also, my God, that thou ters Field to bury Strangers in. 15 triest the Heart, and hast Pleasure Wherefore that Field was called in Uprightness: Psal.7.9.-- The the Field of Blood unto this

righteous God trieth the Hearts and Day.

Reins. Psal. 44. 21. Shall not God 2 Pet. 2 15. -Who loved search this out for he knomeshche the Wages of Unrighteousness. 20 Secrets of the Heart ." Psal. 94. 11.

e* Pfal. 69. 25. Let their Habi The Lord knoweth the thoughts of tation be desolate, and let none dwell Man, that they are Vanity. Prov. in their Tents.

15. u. Hell and Deftruétion are { * Pfal. 109. 8. Let his Days be before the Lord: how much more few, and let another take his of- as then the Hedrts of the Children of

25 fice.

Men ? + Jer. 11. 20. O Lord of 8: Mar. 1. t. The Beginning of Hosts,that judgeft righteously that the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son trieft the Reits and the

Heart. Jer. of God.

17. 10. I the Lord Search the Heart 33

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of our Lord 33. 461 wo thou hast chosen, 25. That he may take part of this linistry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression ell, that he might go to his own place. 26. And they gave. orth their m lots; and the lot féll upon Matthias, and he las numbred with the eleven a postles: CH A P.


ND when the day of n Pentécost was fully come, they

were o all with one accord in P one place. 2. And sudu lenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighy wind, and it a filled all the house where they were fitting. 3. And there appeared unto them cloven Tongues, like as of ire, and it fat upon each of them: 4. And they were all filled with the holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues," as the Spirit gave them utterance. were dwelling at Jerusalem, Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. 6. Now '* when this was noised as broad (Or, when this voice was made], the multitude came to


gether, I try the Reins.- Jer. 20. 12. O n Lev. 23. 15, 16. Ye Thail Lord of Hofts, that trieft the Righ count unto you from the Morrow teous, and seest the Reins and the after the Sabbath, from the Day Heart. Joh. 6. 64. Jesus knew from that ye brought the Sheaf of the the Beginning who they were that s Wave-offering, Seven Sabbaths shall believed not, and who should betray be compleat. Even unto the Morhim. : Acts 15. 8. God which row after the seventh Sabbath, shall knoweth the Hearts bare them wit• ye Number fifty Days, and ye shall nefs.

Rom. 8. 27. He that fearch offer a new Meat-offering unto the eth the Hearts knoweth what is the 10 Lord. + Deut 16. 9. Serven Weeks Mind of the Spirit, because he ma shalt thou number unto thee : begini kech Interceflion for the Saints ac to number the seven Weeks from cording to the Will of God. + Rev. such time as thou beginnest to put 2.23. -I am he that searcheth the the Sickle to the Corn. Reins and Hearts.

IS m Lev. 16. 8. Aaron shall cast

P Aets 1.13 Lots upon the two Goats ; one Lot 9 † Acts 4. 31. See on A&ts s. for the Lord, and the other Lot for 32. the Scape Goat. Josh. 13. 6.-Di

r+ A&ts 1. s. vide thou it by Lot unto the Ifrae- 20 st Acts 10:

46. t i Cor. ii: lites for an Inheritance, as I have 10; 28. t. 1. Cor. 14. 2. See oni commanded thee. Judg. 20. 9.

Mar. 16. 17.

Pet. 1. 21. Prophecy came 1 Chron. 24. 5. Thus not in old time by the 'Will of were they (the Sons of Aaron] 25 Man ; but holy Men of God Spake divided (into Courses] by Lot one

as they were moved by the holy fort with another). Prov. 16.33. The Lot is caft into the Lap: but

Ghost. Psal. 8. 2. Out of the Months of Babes and Sucklings haft thou

ordained Strength. 30

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the Lord.

13. Others

gether, and were * confounded [Or, troubled in mind], because that every man heard them speak in his own language. 7. And they were all amazed, and marvelled, faying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak, - Galileans? 8. And how hear we every man in our own tongue,

wherein we were born? 9. Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, 10. Phrygia and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Lybia about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and Profelytes. 11. Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful Works of God. 12. And they were all amazed, and were in doubt

, faying one to another, What meaneth this? mocking, said, These men are full of new wine. 14. [ But Peter itanding up with the eleven, lift up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: 15. For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. 16. But this is that which is spoken by the prophet Joel, 17. And it shall come to pals in the (1) last days (faith God) I will d

Spia :: Ats 1. If.

will make an everlasting Covenant 1 Thef. s. 7. -They that with them I will put my fear in be drunken, are drunken in the their Hearts, that they shall not de.

part from me. + Ezek. 11. 19.1 *Joel 2. 28. It shall come to s will give them one Heart, and I pass afterward, that I will pour will put a new spirit within you, out my Spirit upon all Fleih, &c. and I will take the stony Heart as here. Ifa. 32. 15. Until the out of their Flesh, and will give Spirit be poured upon us from on them an Heart of Flesh. Ezek. high, and the Wilderness be a 10 36. 27. I will put my Spirit within fruitful Field. Ifa.

you, and cause you to walk in my will pour Water upon him that is Statutes.

t Zech. 12. 10. I will thirsty, and Floods upon the dry pour upon the House of David,and Ground : I will pour my Spirit up upon the Inhabitants of Jerusalem, on thy Seed, and my Blefling up- 15 the Spirit of Grace and of Supplicaon thine Offspring. Jer. 31. 33, tion.- Joh. 7.38, 39. He that This shall be my Covenant that I believeth on me, as the Scripture will make with the House of Israel, hath_faid, out of his Belly shall After those Days faith the Lord, i fome Rivers of living Water.' Buc will put my Lad in their intard 20 this fpake he of the Spirit. Parts, and write it in their Hearts, Acts 1o. 45. They of the and will be their God, and they Circumcision which believed, were shall be my People. Jer. 3.2. 40. I

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on all flesh : and your sons and your daughters shall fie, and your young men shall see vifions, and your

Thall dream dreams: 18. And on my fervants, and and-maidens, I will pour out in those days of my Spia

they fhall prophesie: 19. And I will shew wonders en above, and signs in the earth beneath ; blood, and 1 vapour of smoke. 20. The f fun fhall be turned knels, and the moon into blood, before that great ble day of the Lord come. 21. And it shall come to it & whosoever shall (1) call on the name of the Hh ź

Lord; 1, as many as came with The fame Man (Philip) had four cause that on the Gentiles Daughters, Virgins, which did poured out the Gift of the Prophesie.

f See on Mat. 14. 29. II. 28. There stood up Ś & Rom. 10. 13. Whosoever shall hem, named Agabus, and call on the Name of the Lord Ihall by the Spirit, that there be saved (or delivered, as it is in Joel great Dearth throughout 2. 32). See on Acts 7. 59. Vorld. - + A&s 21. 9. in the Times of the Messiah, should have the Spirit in an extraManner poured out upon him; but the Meaning thereof feems hat some of all sorts of Men, some of every Rank, of both Sexes, ral Ages, Conditions, and Circumstances, young Men and old, i Daughters, should have the Spirit in a plentiful manner poured 'n them. So that it should be more eafie to attain to the Knows f the Will of God, than in any other Age or Time before. The chefe Words in too large a Sense, has led fome well-meaning into great Inconveniencies and Mistakes. See Dr.Whitby on the Co call on the Name of the Lord,does not only fignifie praying to him, Lord have mercy on me, and the like ; but it denotes the Embra

Religion of Jesus Christ, owning him for our Lord and Ringi. ving his Laws. Word Saved here, probably relates to the being preserved from the ion which came upon Jerusalem, when it was taken by the Romans, the Christians were, in an extraordinary manner, being warned by lar Revelations to depart from the City, and go over Jordan to This the Roman General gave the Chriftians an opportunity of doc for without any Cause, he raised the Siege, and went from before n he might have taken it; at which time the Christians departed oue and escaped the Deftruction which afterwards came upon it. No agement can be drawn from hence to defer our Repentance to a fick ith-bed. Not only the great uncertainty of our Lives, and the una

of our being in a Condition to repent then, should derer us from but the exprefs Declarations in the Gofpel, that we fhall be judged ling to our Works, and the Assurances given us by our Saviour and e, that it is not the Calling of him Lord, but the doing of his father's that will gain us Admittance into Heaven, and that he will bid all Verkers of iniquity to depart from him, Mat. 7. 11, 23,

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