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ACTS xv. 10–13.

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Now therefore why tempt ye God, a to in his kindness toward us through put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye which neither our fathers nor we were saved through faith; and that not of able to bear?

yourselves ; it is the gift of God: Not : For they bind heavy burdens, and of works, lest any man should boast, grievous to be borne, and lay them on

ii. 7-9. For the grace of God that men's shoulders; but they themselves bringeth salvation hath appeared to will not move them with one of their all men, Teaching us, that, deny. fingers, Matt. xxiii. 4. Stand fast ing ungodliness and worldly lusts, we therefore in the liberty wherewith should live soberly, righteously, and Christ hath made us free, and be not godly, in this present world: Looking entangled again with the yoke of for that blessed hope, and the glorious bondage, Gal, v. 1.

appearing of the great God and our

Saviour Jesus Christ, Tit. ii. 11–13. VER. 11.

For we ourselves also were sometimes 'Anda dià şña Xépetos Kugion 'Insiū foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving Χριστού πιστεύομεν σωθήναι, καθ' όν τρό- divers Iusts and pleasures, living in πον κακείνοι. .

malice and envy, hateful, and hating

one another. But after that the kind a But we believe that through the grace ness and love of God our Saviour toof the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be ward man appeared, Not by works of saved, even as they.

righteousness which we have done, * Being justified freely by his grace, but according to his mercy he saved through the redemption that is in us, by the washing of regeneration, Christ Jesus, Rom. iii. 24. More- and renewing of the Holy Ghost; over, the law entered, that the of- Which he shed on us abundantly, fence might abound. But where sin through Jesus Christ our Saviour; abounded, grace did much more That, being justified by his grace, we abound : That as sin hath reigned should be made heirs according to unto death, even so might grace the hope of eternal life, Titus ii. 3-7. reign, through righteousness, unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord,

VER. 12. v. 20, 21. For the wages of sin is Eσίγησε δε σάν το πλήθος, και ήκουον death ; but the gift of God is eternal | Βαρνάβα και Παύλου εξηγουμένων όσα ife, through Jesus Christ our Lord, εποίησεν ο Θεός σημεία και τέρατα εν τοις vi. 23. For ye know the grace of our idnesi di' avtãr. Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he Then all the multitude kept silence, was rich, yet for your sakes he be and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, came poor, that ye through his po- decluring what miracles and wonders verty might be rich, 2 Cor. viii. 9; God had wrought among the Gentiles by I marvel that ye are so soon removed them. from bim that called you into the

VER. 13. grace of Christ unto another Gospel,

Μετά δε το σιγήσαι αυτούς, απεκρίθη Gal. i. 6. Knowing that a man is | Ιάκωβος, λέγων· "Ανδρες άδελφοι, ακούσατε not justified by the works of the law,

provo but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we baye believed in Jesus Christ, that

And after they had held their peace, we might be justified by the faith of

* James answered, saying, Men and breChrist, and not by the works of the thren, hearken unto me: law: for by the works of the law shall a But other of the apostles saw I no flesh be justified, ii. 16. Having none, save James the Lord's brother, predestinated us unto the adoption of Gal, i, 19, And when James, Cephas, children by Jesus Christ to himself, and John, who seemed to be pillars, according to the good pleasure of his perceived the grace that was given will, To the praise of the glory of unto me, they gave to me and Barnahis grace, wherein he hath made us bas the right hands of fellowship; that

ccepted in the Beloved, Eph. i.5, 6. we should go unto the heathen, and That in the ages to come he might they unto the circumcision. Only they shew the exceeding riches of his grace, I would that we should remember the

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ACTS XV. 13–20.

A. D. 52. poor; the same which I also was for shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, ward to do, ii. 9, 10.

and shall he not make it good, Numb.

xxiii. 19. Declaring the end from the VER. 14.

beginning, and from ancient times the Συμεών εξηγήσατο καθώς πρώτον things that are not yet done, saying, DEÓS ÉTECKÉtato labaiv iç iOvõr haèria My counsel shall stand, and I will do τα ονόματι αυτού.

all my pleasure, Isa. xlvi. 10. And Simeon hath declared how God at the

to make all men see, what is the felfirst did visit the Gentiles, to take out of lowship of the mystery, which from them a people for his name.

the beginning of the world hath been

hid in God, who created all things by VER. 15.

Jesus Christ, Eph. iii. 9. Και τούτω συμφωνούσιν οι λόγοι των προφητών, καθώς γέγραπται·

VER. 19. And to this agree the words of the Διό εγώ κρίνω μη παρενοχλεϊν τους από prophets; as it is written,

των εθνών επιστρέφουσιν επί των Θεών, ,

Wherefore my sentence is, that we VER. 16.

trouble not them, which from among the Meta Taūta éyastpétw, xai švoxodo- Gentiles a are turned to God: μήσω την σκήνην Δαβίδ την πεπτωκυίαν, και τα κατεσκαμμένα αυτής ανοικοδομή- | what manner of entering in we had

a For they themselves shew of us σω, και ανορθώσω αυτήν

unto you, and how ye turned to God After this I will return, and will from idols, to serve the living and true build again the tabernacle of David,

God, 1 Thess. i. 9. which is fallen down ; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it

VER. 20. 2 In that day will I raise up the ta | από των αλισγημάτων των ειδώλων, και

'Αλλα επιστεϊλαι αυτούς του απέχεσθαι bernacle of David that is fallen, and | της πορνείας, και του πνικτού, και του αίclose up the breaches thereof; and

ματος. . I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old, Amos

But that we write unto them, a that ix. 11.

they abstain from pollutions of idols, band

from fornication, and from things VER. 17.

strangled, and from blood. "Οπως αν εκζητήσωσιν οι κατάλοιποι των ανθρώπων τον Κύριον, και πάντα τα concerning whom the LORD command

a They did not destroy the nations, iom, içois émixbxantas to @vopek por ed them : But were mingled among επ' αυτούς· λέγει Κύριος ο ποιών ταύτα | the heathen, and learned their works. πάντα. .

And they served their idols; which a That the residue of men might seek were a snare unto them. Yea, they after the Lord, anıl all the Gentiles, upon sacrificed their sons and their daughwlwm my name is called, saith the Lord, ters unto devils, And shed innocent who doeth all these things.

blood, even the blood of their sons, a That they may possess the rem

and of their daughters, whom they nant of Edom, and of all the heathen, sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: which are called by my name, saith and the land was polluted with blood. the LORD that doetń this, Amos ix. 12. Thus were they defiled with their own

works, and went a whoring with their VER. 18.

own inventions. Therefore was the Γνωστά απ' αιώνός έστι τώ Θεώ πάντα wrath of the LoRD kindled against his τα έργα αυτού. .

people, insomuch that he abborred his * Known unto God are all his works But I say, that the things which the

own inheritance, Psal. cvi. 3440. from the beginning of the world.

Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to * God is not a man, that he should devils, and not to God: and I would lie; neither the son of man, that he not that ye should have fellowship should repent : hath he said, and I with devils, 1 Cor. a. 20.

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ACTS XV. 20-23.

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b But now I have written unto you children of Israel, Ye shall eat the not to keep company, if any man that blood of no manner of flesh: for the is called a brother be a fornicator, or life of all flesh is the blood thereof; covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, whosoever eateth it shall be cut off, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with Lev. iv. 13, 14. Only be sure that such an one no not to eat, 1 Cor.v.11. thou eat not the blood : for the blood Know ye not that the unrighteous is the life: and thou mayest not eat shall not inherit the kingdom of God? the life with the flesh, Deut. xii. 23. Be not deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolators, nor adulterers, nor ef

VER. 21. feminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, vi. 9. Meats for the πόλιν τους κηρύσσοντας αυτόν έχει, εν ταϊς

Μωσής γάς εκ γενεών αρχαίων κατά belly, and the belly for meats: but συναγωγαίς κατά σάν σάββατον αναγιGod shall destroy both it and them.

νωσκόμενος. . Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for a For Moses of old time hath in every the body. And God hath both raised city them that preach him, being read in up the Lord, and will also raise up us the Synagogues every sabbath day. by his own power. Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ:

a See on chap. xiii. ver. 15. shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members

VER. 22. of an harlot? God forbid. What! Τότε έδοξε τους αποστόλους και τους know ye not that he which is joined | πρεσβυτέρους συν όλη τη εκκλησία, εκto an harlot is one body ? for two, λεξαμένους άνδρας εξ αυτών, πέμψαι εις saith he, shall be one Hesh. But he 'Αντιόχειαν συν τω Παύλου και Βαρνάβα: that is joined unto the Lord is one Ιούδαν τον επικαλούμενον Βαρσαβάν, και spirit. Flee fornication. Every sin sínav, ävegas nyoupévous év toñs åden porce that a man doeth is without the body;

Then pleased it the apostles and elbut he that committeth fornication ders, with the whole church, to send sinneth against his own body, 13—18. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let Antioch with Paul und Barnabas;

chosen men of their own company to every man have his own wife, and let

namely, a Judas surnamed Barsabas, every woman have her own husband, band Silas, chief men among the brethren. vii. 2.

But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not a And they appointed two, Joseph be once named among you, as becom- called Barsabas, who was surnamed eth saints, Eph. v. 3. Mortify there- Justus, and Matthias, Acts i. 23. fore your members which are upon b And Judas and Silas, being prothe earth ; fornication, uncleanness, phets also themselves, exhorted the inordinate affection, evil concupis. brethren with many words, and concence, and covetousness, which is formed them, ver. 32. And when her idolatry: For which things' sake masters saw that the hope of their the wrath of God cometh on the chil-gains was gone, they caught Paul dren of disobedience, Col. üi. 5, 6. and Silas, and drew them into the For this is the will of God, even your market-place, unto the rulers, xvi. 19. sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication, 1 Thess. iv. 3.

VER. 23. c But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not | Απόστολοι και οι πρεσβύτεροι και οι

Γράψαντες δια χειρός αυτών τάδε. Οι eat, Gen. ix. 4. And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, ο ο! αδελφοί, τους κατά την Αντιόχειαν και the strangers that sojoum among you,

Συρίας και Κιλικίαν αδελφούς τοϊς εξ εθνών, , which hunteth, and catcheth any beast

χαίρειν. . or fowl that may be eaten; he shall And they wrote letters by them after even pour out the blood thereof, and this manner; The apostles and elders cover it with dust. For it is the life and brethren send greeting unto the of all flesh; the blood of it is for the brethren which are of the Gentiles in life thereof: therefore I said unto the | Antioch and Syria and Cilicia: VOL. II.

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ACTS Χν. 24-32.

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VER. 24.

VER. 27. Επειδή ηκούσαμεν ότι τινες, εξ ημών 'Απεστάλκαμεν ούν Ιούδας και Σίλαν, εξελθόντες έτάραξαν υμάς λόγοις, ανασ και αυτούς διά λόγου επαγγέλλοντας τα κευάζοντες τας ψυχάς υμών, λέγοντες | αυτά. περιτέμνεσθαι, και τηρείν τον νόμον, οίς We have sent therefore Judas and Siου διεστειλάμεθα:

las, who shall also tell you the same a Forasmuch as we have heard, that things by * mouth. certain which went out from us have

* Gr. word. troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised,

VER. 28. and keep the law: to whom we gave no "Εδοξε γαρ τα αγίω Πνεύματι, και such commandment:

ημίν, μηδέν πλέον επιτίθεσθαι υμίν βαρος a And that because of false breth- πλην των επάναγκες τούτων ren unawares brought in, who came a For it seemed good b to the Holy in privily to spy out our liberty which Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you ne we have in Christ Jesus, that they greater burden than these necessary might bring us into bondage: To ihings; whom we gave place by subjection,

a See on chap. viii. ver. 29. no, not for an hour ; that the truth of

b See on John xvi. ver. 13. clause 2. the Gospel might continue with you, Gal. ii. 4, 5. For there are many

VER. 20. unruly and vain talkers and deceivers,

'Απέχεσθαι ειδωλοθύταν, και αίματος, specially they of the circumcision : και σνικτού, και πορνείας: εξ ών διατε. Whose mouths must be stopped; who ρούντες εαυτούς, εύ πράξετε. Εφρασθε. subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's

a That ye abstain from meats offered sake, Tit. i. 10, 11.

to idols, and from blood, and from things

strungled, and from fornication : from VER. 25.

which if ye keep yourselres, ye shall do "Εδοξεν ημίν γενομένοις ομοθυμαδόν,

well. Fare ye well. εκλεξαμένους άνδρας πέμψαι προς υμάς a See on ver. 20. συν τους αγαπητούς ημών Βαρνάβα και Παύλο,

VER. 30. It seemed good unto us, being assem

Οι μεν ούν απολυθέντες ήλθεν εις 'ΑΣoled with one accord, to send chosen men | τιόχειαν και συναγαγόντες το πλες,

. unto you with our beloved Barnabas and | επέδωκαν την επιστολήν. Paul,

So when they were dismissed, they VER. 26.

came to Antioch: and when they had 'Ανθρώποις παραδεδωκόσι τας ψυχάς | gathered the multitude together, they αυτών υπέρ του ονόματος του Κυρίου υμών | delivered the epistle: Ιησού Χριστού.

VER. 31. a Men that have huzarded their lives

'Αναγνόντες δε, έχάρησαν επί τη σαfor the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

ρακλήσει. a But the Jews stirred up the de Which when they had read, they revout and honourable women, and the joiced for the consolation. chief men of the city, and raised per

• Or, exhortation. secution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts.

VER. 32. But they shook off the dust of their Ιούδας δε και Σίλας, και αυτοί σαφήfeet against them, and came unto Ico ται όντες, δια λόγου πολλού παρεκάλεσαν nium, Acts xiii. 50, 51. And there | τους αδελφούς, και έπεστήριξαν. came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded also themselves, exhorted the brethren

And Judas and Silas, a being propkets the people, and having stoned Paul, with many words, and confirmed them. drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead, xiv. 19.

a See on chap. xiii. ver. 1.

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ACTS xv.33 41.-xvi. 1-3.

to Perga in Pamphylia ; and John VER. 53.

departing from them, returned to Je. Ποιήσαντες δε χρόνον, απελύθησαν μετ' | rusalem, Acts xiii. 13. ειρήνης από των αδελφών προς τους αποστόλους.

VER. 39.
And after they had tarried there a

"Εγένετο ούν παροξυσμός, ώστε αποχαιspace, they were let go in peace from the eισθήναι αυτούς απ' αλλήλων» τόν τε Βαρbrethren unto the apostles,

νάβαν παραλαβόντα τον Μάρκον, εκπλεϊ

σαι εις Κύπρος: VER. 34.

And the contention was so sharp be"Εδοξε δε τω Σίλα επιμείναι αυτού.

tween them, that they departed asunder Notwithstunding it pleased Silas to one from the other : and so Barnabas abide there still.

took Mark, and sailed into Cyprus;

VER. 35.

VER. 40. Παύλος δε και Βαρνάβας διέτριβον εν Παύλος δε επιλεξάμενος Σίλαν, εξήλθε, 'Αντιοχεία, διδάσκοντες και ευαγγελιζό- παραδοθείς τη χάριτι του Θεού υπό τών μενοι, μετά και ετέρων πολλών, τον λόγον αδελφών. του Κυρίου.

And Paul chose Silas, and departed, Paul also and Barnabas continued in being recommended by the brethren unto Antioch, teaching und preaching the the grace of God. word of the Lord, with many others also.

VER. 41.
VER. 36.

Διήρχετο δε την Συρίας και Κιλικίαν, Μετά δε τινας ημέρας είπε Παύλος | επιστηρίζων τας εκκλησίας. προς Βαρνάβαν: 'Επιστρέψαντες δη επισκεψώμεθα τους αδελφούς ήμών κατά πάσαν licia, confirming the churches.

And he went through Syria and Ciπόλιν, έν αίς κατηγγείλαμεν τον λόγον του Κυρίου, πώς έχoυσι.

CHAP. XVI.--ΈR. 1. And some days after Paul said unto

Κατήντησε δε εις Δερβών και Λύστραν· Barnabas, Let us go again and visit και ιδού, μαθητής τις ήν εκεί ονόματι Τιour brethren in every city where we have | μόθεος, υιός γυναικός τινος Ιουδαίας πιστής, preached the word of the Lord, and see 'Fatpis dè “exanvos, how they do.

Then came he to Derbe und Lystru : VER. 57.

and, behold, a certain disciple was there, Βαρνάβας δε έβουλεύσατο συμπαρα- named Timotheus, Athe son of a certain λαβείν τον Ιωάννην τον καλούμενον Μάρκου» | woman, which was a Jewess, and be

And Barnabas determined to take with lieved; but his father was a Greek: them a John, whose surname was Mark.

a Greatly desiring to see thee, bea And Barnabas and Saul returned ing mindful of thy tears, that I may from Jerusalem, when they had ful. be filled with joy; When I call to refilled their ministry, and took with membrance the unfeigned faith that them John, whose surname was Mark, is in thee, which dwelt first in thy Acts xii. 25.

grandmother Lois, and thy mother

Eunice; and I am persuaded that in VER. 38.

thee also, Tim. ii. 4, 5. Παύλος δε ήξίου, τον αποστάντα απ' αυτών από Παμφυλίας, και μη συνελθόντα

VER. 2. αυτοίς εις το έργον, μη συμπαραλαβεϊν “ος εμαρτυρείτο υπό τών έν Λύστρους τούτον.

και Ικονία αδελφών. But Paul thought not good to take Which was well reported of by the him with them, a who departed from them brethren that were at Lystra and Icofrom Pamphylia, and went not with nium. them to the work.

VER. 3. a Now when Paul and his com Tώτον εθέλησεν ο Παύλος συν αυτό pany loosed from Paphos, they came | έξελθείν και λαβών περιέτεμεν αυτώ, διά

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