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and of all mischief, thou son of naan, he gave our fathers their an impostor, thou enemy of all land for an inheritance. 20 And righteousness, wilt thou not after that, he appointed to them cease to pervert the right ways judges, for about four hun. of the Lord ? 11 And now, bedred and fifty years, until the hold, the hand of the Lord is prophet Samuel. 21 And after. upon thee; and thou shalt be ward they desired a king: and blind, not seeing the sun, for a God appointed to them Saul time." And immediately there the son of Kish, a man of the fell on him a mist and a dark- tribe of Benjamin, during forty ness : and he went about seek- years. 22 And when God had ing some to lead him by the removed him, he-raised up for hand. 12 Then the deputy, them David to be their king: when he saw what had been to whom he gave his testimony done, believed ; being astonish- also, and said, 'I have found ed at the doctrine of the Lord. David, the son of Jessé, a man]

13 NOW when Paul and his according to mine own heart, company loosed from Paphos, who will perform all my pleathey came to Perga in Pamphy sure.' lia. But John departed from 23 “Of this man's race, God, them, and returned to Jerusa- according to his promise, hath lem. 14 And having passed brought forth to Israel a Sa. through from Perga, they came viour, Jesus; 24 before whose to Antioch in Pisidia ; and went appearance John first preached into the synagogue, on the sab- a baptism of reformation, to all bath day, and sat down. 15 And the people of Israel. 25 And as after the reading of the law and John was fulfilling his course, the prophets, the rulers of the he said, “Whom think ye that synagogue sent to them, saying, I am ? I am not the Christ. But, "Men, brethren, if ye have any behold, one cometh after me, word of exhortation to the the sandals of whose feet I am people, speak.”

not worthy to unloose. 16 Then Paul stood up, and 26“ Men, brethren, sons of the beckoned with his hand, and stock of Abraham, and whososaid, “Men of Israel, and ye ever of the gentiles among you of the gentiles who fear God, I fear God; to you the doctrine hearken. 17 The God of this of this salvation hath been sent. people chose our fathers, and 27 For those who dwell in Je. exalted the people, when they rusalem and their rulers, not sojourned in the land of Egypt, understanding this doctrine, nor and brought them out of it with the words of the prophets, which a high arm. 18 And for about are read on every sabbath, hare the space of forty years, he fulfilled them by condemning nourished them in the desert. Christ. 28 And though they 19 And when he had destroyed found no just cause of death in seven nations in the land of Ca- him, yet they besought Pilate that he might be put to death. I phets, 41. Behold, ye scorners, . 29 And having fulfilled all that and wonder, and perish: for I + was written of him, they took work a work in your days, [a

him down from the cross, and work) which ye will in no wise laid him in a tomb. 30 But God believe, though it be declared raised him from the dead: 31 to you.'" and he was seen many days, by 42 And as they were going those who came up with him out, the people desired that from Galilee to Jerusalem; who [these] words might be spoken are his witnesses to the people. to them on the next sabbath. 43 32 And we declare to you glad | And when the congregation was

tidings, concerning the promise broken up, many of the Jews, i which was made to the fathers; and of the proselytes who wor

33 that God hath fulfilled it to shipped God, followed Paul and us their children, in that he hath Barnabas: who, speaking [to raised up Jesus; as it is written them,7 persuaded them to conalso in the first psalm ;* · Thou tinue in the favour of God. art my son, this day I have be- 44 And on the following sabgotten thee.' 34 And, that God bath, almost the whole city raised him up from the dead, came together to hear the word now no more to return to cor- of God. 45 But when the Jews ruption, he speaketh thus, I saw the multitudes, they were will give you the sure mercies filled with indignation, and conpromised to David.' 35 Where- tradicted those things which fore it is also said in another were spoken by Paul, contrapsalm, Thou shalt not suffer thy dicting and speaking evil. 46 - holy one to see corruption.' 36 Then Paul and Barnabas speak

For after David had served his ing freely, said, “ It was neown generation, according to cessary that the word of God the counsel of God, he fell should have been spoken first asleep, and was gathered to his to you ; but since ye put it fathers, and saw corruption : 37 from you, and do not judge but he whom God raised did yourselves worthy of aionian not see corruption.

| life, behold, we turn to the gen: 38“ Be it therefore known to tiles. 47 For so the Lord hath you, brethren, that through this commanded us, saying, “I have Jesus, forgiveness of sins is pro set thee for a light to the genclaimed to you. 39 And through tiles, that thou shouldst be for him, all who believe are justified salvation, to the ends of the from all things, from which yeearth.' " 48 And when the gencould not be justified by the tiles heard this, they were glad, law of Moses, 40 Beware there- and glorified the word of the fore lest that come upon you Lord: and as many as were which is spoken of in the pro- disposed to aionian life, believ

* " The two first psalms, as they stand in our editions, were anciently joined together. See Wet. | stein. Or the first psalm, was originally a kind of preface. Michaelis by Marsh, i. 515." New


ed.* 49 And the word of the l a man who had no use of his Lord was published throughout feet, being lame from his birth, all the country. 50 But the and who had never walked : 9 Jews stirred up the gentile wo- this man heard Paul speaking: men of rank, who worshipped who, having stedfastly looked God, and the chief men of the on him, and perceiving that he city, and raised a persecution had faith to be restored, 10 said against Paul and Barnabas, and with a loud voice, “ Stand updrove them out of their bor- right, on thy feet.” And he leapders, 51 But they shook off the ed and walked. 11 And the dust of their feet against them, multitude seeing what Paul and came to Iconium. 52 And had done, lifted up their voices, the disciples were filled with in the Lycaonian dialect, saying, joy, and with a holy spirit. " The gods are come down to

Ch. XIV. 1 And it came to us in the likeness of men.” pass, in Iconium, that they went 12 And they called Barnabas, both together in the synagogue Jupiter; and Paul, Mercury, of the Jews, and so spake that because he was the chief speak. a great multitude, both of Jews er. 13 Then the priest of Juand of Greeks, believed. 2 (But piter, whose temple was before the unbelieving Jews stirred up their city, brought bulls and and disaffected the minds of garlands to the gates, and, tothe gentiles against the breth-gether with the multitudes, ren.) 3 They however, staid would have offered sacrifice. there a considerable time,speak- 14 But the apostles, Barnaing freely concerning the Lord, bas and Paul, hearing of it, who gave testimony to his gra- rent their clothes, and rushed cious word, and granted that in among the multitudes, crysigns and wonders should being out, 15 and saying, “ Men, done by their hands. 4 But the why do ye these things ? We multitude of the city was divid. also are men of like infirmities ed: and part held with the with yourselves, and proclaim Jews, and part with the apostles. to you glad tidings, that ye 5 And when there was a de- should turn from these vanities sign, both of the gentiles, and to the living God; who made of the Jews and their rulers, to heaven, and earth, and the sea, assault and stone them, 6 they, and all things in them: 16 who, having intelligence of it, fled to in the past generations, suffer. the cities of Lycaonia, to Ly- ed all the nations to walk in stra and Derbè, and the region their own ways. 17 Neverthearound; 7 and proclaimed there less, he left not himself without the glad tidings.

witness; doing good, giving 8 NOW at Lystra there sat fyou] rain from heaven and

* Another import of the words is, As many of the gentiles believed, as were inwardly dispor ed to receive the doctrine of aionian lifc; i. e. as had an orderly and well-prepared mind for that purpose; as had disposed themselves to it. Or, as many as were disposed, believed to aionian life. See 1 Tim. i. 16.

fruitful seasons, and filling your | by them; and how he had openhearts with food and gladness.” ed the door of faith to the gen18 And by saying this, they with tiles. 28 And they resided there difficulty restrained the multi- with the disciples, a considertúdes from offering sacrifice to able time. them.

Ch. XV. 1 NOW certain 19 But certain Jews came persons who had come down thither from Antioch and Ico- from Judea, were teaching the nium; who gained over the brethren, saying, “Unless ye multitudes, and having stoned be circumcised according to the Paul, dragged him out of the custom taught by Moses, ye city, supposing him to be dead. cannot be saved.” 2 Paul and

20 However, the disciples hav- Barnabas, therefore, having 2. ing surrounded him, he rose much dissention and dispute] up, and entered into the city. with them, the brethren deter

And on the morrow, he and mined that Paul and Barnabas, Barnabas departed to Derbè. and some others of them, should 21 And when they had preach- go up to the apostles and elders ed the gospel to that city, and at Jerusalem, concerning this had made many disciples, they question. 3 And, having been returned to Lystra, and Ico-conducted on their way by the nium, and Antioch; 22 strength- church, they passed through ening the minds of the disci. Phenicia and Samaria, declarples, and exhorting them to ing the conversion of the gencontinue in the faith; and say-tiles; and caused great joy to ing that we must enter into the all the brethren. 4 And having kingdom of God through many come to Jerusalem, they were afflictions. 23 And having ap- received by the church, and by pointed to them elders in every the apostles, and the elders;

church, they prayed with fast- and they related what God had - ing, and commended them to done by them. 5 But that some (the Lord, on whom they had of the sect of the Pharisees, believed. 24 And after they had who believed, had risen up, passed through Pisidia, they saying, “ It is necessary to circame to Pamphylia. 25 And cumcise them, and to comhaving preached the word at mand then to keep the law of - Perga, they went down into | Moses." Attalia: 26 and from thence 6 Then the apostles and the they sailed to Antioch, whence elders came together, to consithey had been recommended to der of this matter. 7 But much the favour of God for the work debate having arisen, Peter which they had fulfilled. 27 rose up, and said to them, Having arrived, and gathered" Men, brethren, ye know that together the church, they re-in former days God made lated what things God had done choice among us, that the gen

. * The gentiles.

tiles by my mouth should hear my judgment is, that we dis. the word of the gospel, and quiet not those who from among should believe. 8 And God, the gentiles turn to God; 20 who knoweth the heart, bare but write to them, that they them witness, and gave to them abstain from the polluted offerthe holy spirit, even as to us; ings to idols, and from fornica9 and made no difference be- tion, * [and from things strantween us and them, having pu- gled] and from blood. 21 For rified their hearts through faith. from ancient generations Moses, 10 Now, therefore why do ye in every city, hath those who try God, to put a yoke upon preach him; being read in the the neck of the disciples, which synagogues on every sabbath." neither our fathers nor we were 22 THEN it seemed good to able to bear? 11 But we be- the apostles and the elders, and lieve that we shall be saved the whole church, to choose through the favour of the Lord men from amongst themselves, Jesus, in like manner as they and serd them to Antioch with also.”

Paul and Barnabas; namely, Ju12 Then all the multitude das surnamed Barsabas, and kept silence, and hearkened to Silas, leading men among the Barnabas and Paul, while they | brethren : 23 having written a related what miracles and won letter by them to this effect: ders God had wrought among “ The apostles and the elders, the gentiles by them.

(and the] brethren, send greet. 13 And when they were ing to the brethren who are of silent, James spake, saying, the gentiles in Antioch, and “Men, brethren, hearken to me. Syria, and Cilicia. 24 Whereas 14 Simon Peter* hath declared we have heard, that some who how God first regarded the gen-went out from us, have troubled tiles, to take out of them a peo- you with words, unsettling your ple [for] his name. 15 And to minds, [saying that ye must be this the words of the prophets circumcised and keep the law ;] agree; as it is written, 16 After to whom we gave no such inthese things I will again build struction : 25 it hath seemed up the fallen tabernacle of Da- good to us, being assembled vid; and I will build up its with one mind, to choose men ruins, and will restore it: 17 and send them to you, together that the residue of men may with our beloved Barnabas and seek after the Lord, and all the Paul, 26 men who have hazardnations over which my name is ed their lives for the name of called, 18 saith the Lord, who our Lord Jesus Christ. 27 We doth the things known to him have therefore sent Judas and from the age. 19 Wherefore Silas ; who will tell you the

* Gr. Simeon. * Conj. Togxilas so gougeres szine's flesh; instead of rogueras fornication: so also, in ver. 29 See Griesbach, note.

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