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man before that he which is accused, have the accusers face ace, and have license to anfwer; for himself concerning crime laid against him, 17. Therefore when they were e hither, without any delay on the morrow -1 fat on the gment-seat, and I commanded the man to be brought ch. 18. Against whom when the accusers stood up, they ught none accusation of such things as I supposed: 19. had certain questions against him of their

own luperion, and of one Jelus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmto be alive. 20. And because * I doubted of such man

of questions [Or, I was doubtful how to enquire bereof], I askhim whether he would go to Jerusalem, and there be judgof these matters. 21. But when Paul had appealed to be Terved unto the hearing [Or, iudgment] of Augustus, I mmanded him to be kept till I might send him to Celar. 2. Then: Agrippa said unto Festus, I would also hear the an my self. Tó norrow, said he, thou shalt hear him. 3. And on the morrow when Agrippa was. come, and Berice, with great pomp, and was entred into the place of hearig, with the chief captains, and principal men of the city, t Feftus commandment Paúl was brought forth. 24. And Feftus faid, King Agrippa, and all men which are here prehere, crying that he ought not to - live any longer. 25. But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him. 26. of whom I have no certain thing to write unto y my flörd. Wherefore I have brought him forth before you, and specially before thee,

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HEN Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou art permitted

to Ipeak for thy self. Then Paul stretched föttli the hand, and answered for himself. z. Ithink my self happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for my self this day before thee, touching all the things whereof i am accused of the Jews: 3, Especially, because I know thee to be expert in all customs and questions which are among the Jews : wherefore I beseech thee to hear me patiently 4: My manpier of life from my youth, which was at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews, ş: Which knew me from the beginning, (if they would teftifie) thật after the most * ftraiteft fext of our religion, I lived a Pharisee. 6. And now I stand and am judged for the hope of

the promise made of God unto our fathers: 7, Unta which promise our, (1) twelve tribes instantly serving God

*day and night (Gr. night and day), hope to come for which hopes fake, king Agrippa, I am accúled of the Jews. 8. Why ihould it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead? 2. I verily thought with my felf, that Tought to do many things cóiitrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth. 10, : Which thing I also did

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po. See on Luk. 24. 27. and Joh. + Gen 3, 15.. + Gen. 2a, 18. 1 Gen. 26. 4. Gen. 49. 10.7

See the Hore on A&s 20. 31; * Deut. 18:15. + 2 Sam. 7. 62. Joh. 16:1. The Time com:-4 Pfal. 132.11." # Ifa. 4. 2. * Ifa's eth, that whosoever killeth you will 7. 14.; † Ifa. 9. 6 f Ifa. 40. 10. think that he doth God service, # Jer.23. 5.+ Jer 33.14. + Ez 34.23. See on Acts 8.3: E2.37.24. + Dan.9.24. | Mic.7.

(1) The Apostle here speaks of the Twelve Tribes aş present, and St. James, Chap. 1. 1. directs his Epistle to che Twelve Tribes. If therefore it be asked how this could be, fince but two of the returned from the Babylonijh Captivity? It may be answered, that though the much greaca er Part of the Ifraelites were carried joto Babylon, yet fome, namely, the Poored of every Tribe, were left behind to be Vine-dressers and Husbandmen: See Kings 14, 14, 17. and 2 Kings 25: 13. And that many came back with the two Tribes, we may collect from the Sin-offering which was made at she Dedication of the Temple, Ezra 6. 17. To wit, Twelve He-goats, according to the Number of the Tribes of Ifrael.

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having received authority from the chief priests; and n they were put to death, I gave my voice against them. And If punished them oft in every fynagogue, and comed them to blafpheme; and being exceedingly mad aift' them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities. 12, hereupon as I s went to Damascus, with authority and nmiflion from the chief priests; 13. At niidday, O king, w in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness

the sun, shining round about me, and them which jouryed with me: 14: And when we were all fallen to the rth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and faying in the

ebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? It is ard for thee to kick againft the pricks. 19. And I said, Nho art thou, Lord ? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou perfecuteft. 16. But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for. I nave appeared unto thee for this purpofe, to make thee à minister and a witness both of these things which thou haft seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto

3 17. . Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee. 18. To lepen their reyes, and to turn' them from * darkness to light,

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9.5. -I am the Light ofthe World. standing, the Lord' ftood with me 2 Cor. 4. 4. The God of this and strengthned me; that by me s World hath blinded the Minds of the Preaching might be fully them which believe inot, lelt .the known, and that all the Gentiles Light of the glorious Gospel of might hear: sand I was delivered Christ, who is the Image of God, out of the Mouth of the Lion. 'fhould Mine unto them. + Eph. 1, And the Lord shall deliver me from 1018. The Eyes of your Understand every evil Work, and will pre- ing being enlighened; that ye may Serve me unto his heavenly king, know what is the Hope of his Cai. dom.

ling, and what the Riches of the i + Ifa. 95.5: Then the Eyes of Glory of his Inheritance in the the Blind shall be opened, and the i5 Saints. 2 Tim. 1, 10,'-Our SaEars of the Deaf shall be unstop?viour Jesus Christ, who hath aboped. + Ila. 42, 6, 7. I the Lord lished Death; and hath broughe have called thee in Righteousnefs, Life and Immortality to Light thro' and give thee for á Covenant to the Gospel. the People, for Light of the Gen-20!2 Cor. 6.14. --What Comtiles; To open the blind Eyes. munion hath Light with Darkness? Luk. 1.79. To give Light co them Eph. &. 8. Yes were fometimes that fic in DarknessLuk. 4. 18. - Darkness, but now are. ye Light in The Spirit of the Lord is upon : the Lord : : walk as Children of me, because he hath sent me co 25

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and from the power of Satan unto God, that they mayı ceive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among which are fančtified by faith that is in me.19. When ppon, o kirg Agrippa, 1 was not disobedient unto heavenly vision. 20. But ” shewed first unto them Damafcus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all boasts of Judea, and then to the Gentiles, that tas should repent and tựrn to God, and do works for repentance, 21. For these causes the Jews ? came me in the temple, and went about to kill me. ving therefore, obtained help of God, I continue unto tát day, witnessing both to Imall and grçat, saying none ther things than those which the prophets and · Ma des did tay thould come : 23. That Christ should fuffer, of

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light. + Col. "1. 13. Who hath he said unto me, Depart: for priiv red us fiom the Power of Darka will send thee far hence to PC/, and hath translated us into tbę. · Gentiles. Kingdom of his dear Son, ti Pet. • See on Mat. 4. 17. 7925. -That ye Mould thew P + Acts 21. 30. All the G7 foich the Praises of him who hath

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was moved, and the People ran called you out of Darkness into his gether, and they took Paul, ad marvellous Ligiit. For ye were as drew him out of the Temple.Sheep going aftray ; but are now -4.: A&s 28. 23: To whom k returied unto the Shepherd and 1 o expounded and testified the King -Bill up of your Souls.

dom of God, perswading chea Eph. 1. 11, Col. 1.14. concerning Jefus, both out of the .See on Ads 20:32. : ;

Law of Moses, and out of the Pos " Gal. 1.15,10. When it pleafed phets, from Morning till Evening God,- To reveal his Son in meis Rom. 3. 21. The Righteousnes

that I might pieach hin among of God without the Law is matithe feathen, immediately I con- fehted, being, witniffed by the Lot ferred not with Etelli and Blood. and the Prophets.

" Ads g. 19, 20, 22. Then Joh. 5. 46. Had ve believed was Saul certam Days with the 20 Mofes, ye would have believed me Difciples which wore at Damafrus. for he wrote of me. See And It aightway be preached Chrift, 24, 27. and on Joh. 'I 45. in the Synagogues, that he is the * Pfal. 22.6, 7, 15, 16. I am : Son of God.. Saul increased the Worm, and no Man; a reproach of more in Strength, and confounded as Men, and defpifed of the Peopk. the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, All cliey that see me laugh met proving that this is very Chrift. fcorni they shout out the La

1 A&s 13 and 14: Chapters: Acts they make the Head, Thou ha: 18.4 (Paul) reasoned in the Syna- brought me into the Daff of D: gug'ue every Sabbath, and perfwa.39 They pierced my Handsand my kit ded the Jews and the Greeks: Acts Ira. 53.3, &e. He is despised and 22. 17, +2 1.' le came to pass that rejected of Men, a Man of Sorrows Axhen. I was.come again to fciuiao and acquainted with Grief. . lemn, i even while. I prayed in the He was wounded for our 'Trang Temple, I was in a Trance ; And 35

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should be the first that fhould rise from the and should fhew light unto the people, and to entiles. :24. And as he thus fpake for himself,

said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside if: much learning doth make thee mad, 25. But l, I am not mad, most noble Feftus; byt speak the words of truth and foberness. 26. For the noweth of these things, before whom also I speak

for I am pertiaded that none of these things Aden from him; for this thing was not done in a

27. King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets ? w that thou believest. 28. Then Agrippa faid un1, Almost thoy perswadest me to be a Christian. nd Paul said, I would to God, that_110t only but also all that hear me this day, were both aland altogether such as I am, except these bonds. id when he had thụs spoken, the king role e governour, and Bernice, and they that lat with

3:1. And, when they were gone afide, they talkween themselyes, saying, This, man doth nothing thy of death, or of Bonds. 32. Then said Agrippa Festus, This man might have been set at liberty, if d not appealed unto Çefar. Eis

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was bruised for our Iniqui Tree. The Lord hath laid on him 'f I Cor. 15. 20. uity of us all. Dạn: 9. 26. 18. † Rev. Ti s. See on Roin. hreescore and two Weeks: 8. 29.

ljzah be cut off; but not for : o See on Luk. 2. 32. 1.- Zech. 12. 10. They 2. King. 9. 11.

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Luk. 24. 26. Ought not said unto them, Ye know the Man to have suffered these things,' and his Communication. Joh. ro, enter into his Glory? 1 Pet. 10 20. Many of them said, He hath a [The Prophets) searching Devil, and is Mad. A&ts 17.18. r what manner of time the -What will this Babler fay? of Christ which was in them ti Cor. 4. 10. We are fools for nifie, when it teftified be... Christ's fake. and the sufferings of Christ, 15 dp 1 Cor. 7.7. I would that all e Glory that should follow.'' Men were even as I my felf.-2. 24. Who his own self

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