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forum, and The three taverns : m whom when Paul saw, he thanked God, and took

" courage. 16. And when we came to Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul was suffered to dwell by himself with a soldier that kept him.

17 And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together : and when they were come together, he said unto them, Men and brethren, P though I have committed nothing against the people, or customs 8 of our

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we departed and went our way; and they all brought us on

with wives and children, till we were out of the city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed. Heb. xiii. 3: Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them that suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. 3 John, 6, 8: Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church : whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well. We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellowhelpers to the truth.

m 1 Cor. xii. 21 : The eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of thee; nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

n Jos. i. 6, 7,9: Be strong and of a good courage : for unto this people shalt thou divide

for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. Only be thou strong and

very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee : turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. Have not I commanded'thee? Be strong and of a good courage ; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed : for the LORD thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest. 1 Sam. xxx. 6: And David was greatly distressed : for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged bimself in the Lord his God. Ps. xxvii. 14: Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart : wait, I say, on the Lord.

• See on Acts, xxiv. 23.

PActs, xxiv. 12, 13: And they neither found me in the temple disputing with any man, neither raising up the people

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18 Who, when they had 'examined me, would in of thes have let me go, because there was no cause of -- himsel's death in me.

19 But when the Jews spake against it, I was ter the constrained to Sappeal unto Cæsar ; not that I together had ought to accuse my nation of.

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because that for the hope of Israel I am "bound with this chain.

21 And they said unto him, We neither rebronchis ceived letters out of Judæa concerning thee, neither any

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I offended any thing at all.

9 Acts, xxi. 33 : The chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains.

Acts, xxii. 24 : The chief captain-bade that he should be examined by scourging. do. xxiv. 10, 13: Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse me. do. xxv. 8: [Paul] answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Cæsar, have I offended any thing at all. do. xxvi. 31: When they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds.

& Acts, xxv. 11: If I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die : but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Cæsar.

t Acts, xxvi. 6,7: Now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers : unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.

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thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.

23. And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him into his w lodging ; to whom he *expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the y 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.

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LUKE, ii. 34 : This child is set--for a sign which shall be spoken against. Acts, xxiv. 5, 14: A ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes. This I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers. Heb. xii. 3: Consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself. 1 Pet. ii. 12: Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles : that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. do. iv. 14: If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

w Phile. 2: And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellowsoldier, and to the Church in thy house.

LUKE, xxiv. 27: And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. Acts, xvii. 3: Opening and alledging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ. do. xix. 8: And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.

Acts, xxvi. 6, 22: Now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers :-witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come. LUKE, xxiv. 47, and John, i. 45.

2 Acts, xiv. 4: The multitude of the city was divided : and part held with the Jews, and part with the apostles. do. xvii. 4: Some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas. do. xix. 9: When divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from

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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 this people, and say, he

Hearing ye shall hear, and shall to not understand ; and seeing

and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive :

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 be converted, and I should heal them.

28 Be it known therefore unto you, that the 2 salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and

that they will hear it.

10 will. Ham. " they hear heavily with their ears. Ham. Whit. Dod. them, and separated the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.

a Ps. Ixxxi. 11: But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me. Isa. vi. 9: And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. Jer. v. 21 : Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes,

and see not; which have ears, and hear not. Ezek. ji. 6, 7: Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee. But the house of Israel will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted. do. xii. 2: Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house.

• Mat. xxi. 41, 43: They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons. Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. Rom. xi. 11: I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid : but rather through their



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29 And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves.

30 And Paul dwelt 12 two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him,

31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding


12 remained. Gen. Pu. 13 and was not hindered. Pu. fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. See on Acts, ix. 15.

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