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ch. xxiv. 5, 14. 1 Pet. ii. 12: iv. 14.

3: xix. 8. I see on ch.

xxvi. 6, 23.

sch. xiv. 4:

xvii. 4: xix. 9.

tIsa. vi. 9.

Jer. v. 21.

p Luke 11.54. every where Pit is spoken against. 23 And when they had

appointed him a day, there came many to him into his 9 Luke privi, lodging; 9 to whom he expounded and testified the king

dom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening. 24 And & some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not. 25 And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by

Esaias the prophet unto our fathers, 26 saying, 'Go unto Wat will. 1, this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not

understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive: John. xl. S.O. 27 for the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their

ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should h be

converted, and I should heal them. 28 Be it known thereu Matt. Ixl. 41, fore unto you, that i the salvation of God is sent "unto the

AMIGentiles, and that they will hear it. [291 And when he had kom. vi. li. said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning

among themselves.] 30 And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, 31 x preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching

15. Mark iv.
12. Luke
viii. 10.

x chiv. 31.

Eph. vi. 19.

i read, this.

h literally, turn again.
k render, they will also hear it.
1 omitted by all our oldest authorities : but see note.

-the year and a half (ch. xviii. 11), and application of the prophecy. These words three months (ch. xx. 3) at Corinth, we are not cited by our Lord (Matt. xii. as know from the narrative nothing that above). 28.] this was probably took place among the Christians thein- omitted as superfluous, and perhaps to suit selves. Besides, one great object of this Luke iii. 6. It adds greatly to the force : history is to shew forth Paul as working this the message of God's salvation, i.e. out the Lord's implied command to preach there is no other for those who rejeet this. the Gospel to the Jew first, and also to

they will also (besides having it the Gentile' (ch. i. 8), and, having every sent to them) hear it] “What Paul had where done this, it is but natural that he learned by experience in many cities of should open his commission in Rome by Asia and Europe, viz. that the sowing of assembling and speaking to the Jews. the word among the Gentiles was attended 23. his lodging] Probably the“hired house" with more success, this be now anticipates of ver. 30: hardly, as Olshausen thinks, the also for the future.” Grotius. 29.] house of Aquila. 25.] they departed, This verse has not the usual characteristic but not before Paul had said one saying. of spurious passages,—the variety of readIt is very remarkable, that the same pro- ings in those MSS. which contain it. It phetic quotation with which our Lord may perhaps, after all, have been omitted opened his teaching by parables (Matt. as appearing superfluous after ver. 25. xiii. 14, 15), should form the solemn close 30, 31.] It is evident that Paul was not of the historic Scriptures. 26.] The released from custody, but continued with Go, and say, is referred to himself, in his the soldier who kept him,-(1) from the those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him. expressions here; he received all who came vi. 19, 20; Col. iv. 3, 4; Philem. 9; in to him, but we do not hear of his preach- Philipp. frequently. On the whole question ing in the synagogues or elsewhere: he regarding the chronology of his imprisonpreached and taught with all boldness, and ment,—and the reason of this abrupt unhindered, both being mentioned as re- ending of the history, see Introduction to markable circumstances, and implying that Acts, & iv. 3–7:– and on its probable there were reasons why this could hardly termination and the close of St. Paul's life, have been expected: and (2) from his con- see the Introduction to the Pastoral Episstantly speaking of himself in the Epistles tles, & ii. 17 ff. written during it, as a prisoner, see Eph.




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