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fornication, and from things strangled, and from 'blood. that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God; and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Rev. ii. 14, 20: But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. do. ix. 20: And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood; which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk.

61 Cor. vi. 9, 18: Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolators, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. Gal. v. 19. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Eph. v. 3: But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints.

Col. iii. 5: Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 1 Thes. iv. 3: For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication. 1 Pet. iv. 3: For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries.

cGen. ix. 4: But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall you not eat. Lev. iii. 17: It shall be a perpetual statute--that ye eat neither fat nor blood. 1 Sam. xiv. 32: The people flew upon the spoil, and took sheep, and oxen, and calves, and slew them on the ground : and the did eat them with the blood.

Lev. vii. 26: Ye shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings. do. xvii. 14: Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof; whosoever eateth it shall be cut off. do. xix. 26: Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood. Deut. xii. 16, 23: Only ye shall not eat the blood; ye shall pour it


21 For Moses of old time 12 hath in every city them that preach him, being ® read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

22 Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole Church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas ; namely, Judas surnamed 'Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the brethren:

23 And they wrote letters 13 by them 14 after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting 15 unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia :

24 Forasmuch as we have heard, that scertain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, 16 saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment : 12 from the ancient times. Ham.

gave them letters. Co. Ma. Cr. 14 in their hands. Co. Ma. Cr. 15 wish health, Co. 16 unsettling your


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upon the earth as water. Only be sure that thou eat not the blood : for the blood is the life, and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh. do. xv. 23: Only thou shalt not eat the blood thereof; thou shalt pour it upon the ground as water.

e Acts, xiii. 14, 15, 27 : And went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down. And after the reading of the law and the prophets. They that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.

* Acts, i. 23 : They appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.

& Ver. 1. GAL. ii. 4: And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage. do. v. 4,12: Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace. I would they were even cut off which trouble you. Tit. i. 10, 11: For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision : whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

25 It seemed good unto ns, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,

26 Men that have b hazarded their lives for the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

27 We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by mouth.'

28 For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater 18 íburden than these necessary things ;

29 That ye k abstain from meats 19 offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication : from which if ye 'keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

30 So when they were dismissed, they came to Antioch : and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered the epistle:

31 Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.20

18 more. Pu.


17 Gr. word. A. V. tiou, A. V.

things. Bi. Pu.

20 exhorta

Acts, xiii. 50: The Jews stirred up the devout and honourable women, and the chief men in the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts. do. xiv. 19. 1 Cor. xv. 30: And why stand we in jeopardy every hour? 2 Cor. xi. 23, 26 : Are they ministers of Christ ? (I speak as a fool) I am more ; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren.

i Rev. ii. 24 : But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. k See on ver.

20. "JAMES, i. 27 : And to keep himself unspotted from the world. John, v. 21 : Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen. JUDE, 21 : Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

32 And Judas and Silas, being "prophets also themselves, "exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed 21 them.

33 And after they had tarried there a space, they were let ogo in peace from the brethren unto the apostles.

34 Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still.

35 p Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.

A. D. 53. 36 4. And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and `visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do.

37 And Barnabas determined 22 to take with them John, whose surname was Mark.


21 strengthened. Co. Ma. Cr. Gen.

gave counsel. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi.

m See on Acts, xi. 27.
n See on Acts, xiii. 43.

• 1 Cor. xvi. 11: Let no man therefore despise him : but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me. Heb. xi. 31: When she [Rahab] had received the spies with

peace. P Acts, xiii. 1: Now there were in the Church that was at 'Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

4 Rom. i. 11: I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established. 2 Cor. xi. 28: Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the Churches.

See Acts, xiii. 4, 13, 51, and xiv. 1, 6, 21, 24, 25.

Acts, xii. 12, 25: He [Peter] came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying. Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their ministry, and took with them John, whose surname was Mark. do. xiii. 5: They had also John to their minister. Col. iv. 10: Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, touching whom ye received commandments: if he come unto you, receive him. 2 Tim. iv. 11: Take Mark, and bring him with thee : for he is profitable to me for



38 But Paul thought not good 23 to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.

39 And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus;

40 And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being "recommended 24 by the brethren unto the grace of God.

41 And he went through Syria and Cilicia, 'confirming25 the Churches.

CHAP. XVI. 1 Paul having circumcised Timothy, 7 and being called by the Spirit from one country to another, 14 converteth Lydia, 16 casteth out a spirit of divination : 19 for which cause he and Silas are whipped and imprisoned : 26 the prison dours are opened: 31 the jailor is. converted, 37 and they are delivered.

THEN came he to “Derbe and Lystra : and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named "Ti

23 was not willing. Wh. 24 committed. Co. Cr. Bi. 25 stablishing Mu. Gen. the ministry. Phile. 24: Marcus, Aristarchus,-my fellowlabourers. 1 Pet. v. 13: Marcus my son [saluteth you].

Acts, xiii. 13: John departing from them returned to Je. rusalem.

u Acts, xiv, 26. do. xx. 32: And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. Acts, xvi. 5. See also on Acts, xiii. 43.

CHAP. XVI. a Acts, xiv. 6: They were ware of it, and fled unto Lystra and Derbe, cities of Lycaonia, and unto the region that lieth round about.

b Acts, xvii. 14. do. xix. 22: He sent into Macedonia two of them that ministered unto him, Timotheus and Erastus. do. xx. 4: There accompanied him into Asia,-Gaius of Derbe, and Timotheus. Rom. xvi. 21: Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius-salute you. 1 Cor. iv. 17: For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faith



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