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29 Then" Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, kwhom ye slew and hanged on a tree.

31 Him hath God 'exalted with 12 his right hand to be a m Prince and a " Saviour, for to give orepentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

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unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. do. xxvii. 25: Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

Acts, iv. 19.

Acts, iii. 13, 15: The words under ver. 28. Acts, xxii. 14: And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth. See on Acts, ii. 24.

& Acts, x. 39: Whom they slew, and hanged on a tree. do. xiii. 29: When they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree. GAL. iii. 13: Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us : for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree. 1 Pet. ii. 24: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree.

Acts, ii. 33,36: Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted. Let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. Phil. ii. 9: Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name, HEB. ii. 10: For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. See on Mat. xxii. 44.

m Isa. ix. 6: His name shall be called — The Prince of Peace. Acts, iii. 15: And killed the Prince of life.

» Mat.i. 21 : And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Acts, iv. 12: Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name given among men whereby we must be saved.

• LUKE, xxiv. 47: That repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Acts, iii. 26 : Unto you first, God having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every


32 And we are his Pwitnesses of these things; 4and so is also the Holy Ghost, 'whom God hath given to them that obey him.

one of you from his iniquities. do. xi. 18: Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life. do. xiii. 38: Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins. Erh. i. 7: In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace. Col. i. 14: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins. 1 John, ii 12: I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.

p See on LUKE, xxiv. 48.

4 John, xv. 26, 27 : When the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me; and ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning

* Acts, ii. 2, 4, 38: Suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Repent, and be baptized every of you

in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. do. iv. 31: When they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. do. vii. 55: He being full of the Holy Ghost. do. viii. 15, 16: [Peter and John] prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost; for as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. do. ix. 17: Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. do. x. 44 : The Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. do. xi. 15, 17, 24: As I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning. Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God? He [Barnabas) was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith. do. xiii. 52: The disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost. do. xv. 8: God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us.



33 Ç When they heard that, they were 'cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay them.

3+ Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named 'Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation 3 among all the people, and commanded to put the apostles forth a little space;

35 And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye intend 14 to do as touching these men.

36 For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody;15 to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed i him, were scattered, and brought to nought.

37 After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the taxing, and drew away much people after him : he also perished; and all, even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed.

38 And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: ufor if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought:

Y 'But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow hemd Gh kare ab at, Pu. 15 to be a great man. Wh. 16 betersi. Ir aralling. Ham, Rk. Pu.

emratling. Ham, Rk. Pu. Is for the present, Ham. * Acts ü.Si: Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the postles Men and brethren, what shall we do? do. vii. 54: When ther beard these things, they were cut to the heart, and her guased on him with their teeth.

Aorsrü 3: Brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel. * Pro, xxi 30: There is no wisdom nor understanding nor Come against the LORD. Isa. vi. 10: Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall wat sand: for God is with us. Mat. xv. 13: Every plant which or hearenly Father hath not planted shall be rooted up.

*Jesxxxiv. 19: When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him whether it be done against a nation, or against a

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40 And to him they agreed:20 and when they had *called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them

go. 41 | And they departed from the presence of the council, "rejoicing that they were counted *worthy to suffer shame21 for his name. 19 to strive against. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. 20 they were persuaded by him.

ther Br. 21 reproach. Rh. man only. LUKE, xxi. 15: For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. 1 Cor.i. 25: The foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

w Acts, vii. 51: Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost; as your fathers did, so do ye. do. ix. 5: The Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. do. xxiii. 9: We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God. I Cor. x. 22: Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he ? Rev. xvii. 14: These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them.

* Acts, iv. 18.

Y MAT. X. 17: But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues. do. xxi. 35: The husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. do. xxiii. 34: Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and Scribes : and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city. MARK, xiii. 9: Take heed to yourselves : for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten; and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake.

2 MAT.v. 11, 12: Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, ind persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against

you alsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad for great s your reward in heaven. Acts, xvi. 25: At midnight [in prison] Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises to God. Rom. v.3: Ve tribulations. 2 Cor. vi. 10: As sorrowful, yet lway rejoicing. do. vii. 4: I am filled with comfort, I am kceeding joyful in all our tribulation. do. viii. 2: How that

2 Ind daily in the 'temple, and in every house." they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.

CHIP. VI. I The musties, tesirous to have the poor regarded for their bodily sus

Featre. as use careful themselves to dispense the word of God, the To the soul, appuint the office of deaconship to seren chosen men, je tepien, e nun full of faith, and of the Holy Ghost, is e me een of those whom he confounded in disputing, 13

uteriasau aceased of blasphemy against the law and the temple.

* in these days, when the number of the seisies vs multiplied, there arose a murmuring i he "Grecians against the Hebrews, be

mm Kaus. Gal Hellenists. Ham. Whit. We, Pz. TIL si sticaca the abundance of their joy. do. si fii masure in inimmities, in reproaches, in necesSEN I various in distresses for Christ's sake. PAIL. İSTR faret upon the sacrifice and service of your 1.1., , mi we wish you all. Col. i. 24: Who now

E IL suferings for you. HEB. 2. 34: Ye had comTENUI Emisy teads, and took joyfully the spoiling of Von ras daring yourselves that ye have in heaven a

u 21 entrag substance. Janes, i. 2: My brethren, cockere roa fall into divers temptations. | Pet. is: Berec re greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if med be, re are in hariness through manifold temptations. do. iv. Bis Rejoice, inasmuch as re are partakers of Christ's sufferies, that when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding jor. If any man suffer as a Christian, let him but be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

* PHIL i. 19: Cnto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake.

See on Acts, il. 2, 46. Acts, iv, 20, 29: For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word. 2 Tim. iv. 2: Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

CHAP. VI. • Ver. 7. Mat. xiii. 31: The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man'took, and sowed in his field. See on Acts, ii. 41.

Acts, ix. 29: And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed against the Grecians; but they went

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