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25 true. And there are many other things also that Jesus did, which, if they were written every one, I think that even the world itself could not contain the books which would be written +.
* "These words are an early testimony of eye-witnesses to the truth of St. John's gospel: they may have been admitted from the margin into the text." Newcome.
+ "Grotius and Le Clerc reject this whole chapter; but Wetstein admits it." N. R. T. adds Amen.
"Hammond considers the two last verses as the attestation of the Asiatic bishops; at whose request Eusebius affirms that John wrote his gospel.
"Dr. Owen thinks that from xal oïdaμey, in ver. 24, to the end of ver. 25, is an addition, perhaps a very early one, by another hand. Bowyer, 4to." New
The postscripts are various, and of little authority. Some of them relate that the gospel of John was written at Ephesus in the Greek language, in the reign of Domitian, or, as others say, of Trajan, after his return from his banishment at Patmos.
OF THE APOSTLES.
THE former relation I made', O Theophilus, concerning
2 all which Jesus undertook both to do and to teach, until the day in which he was taken up, after having given commandments by the holy spirit, to the apostles whom he had 3 chosen to whom he also shewed himself alive, after his suffering, by many infallible proofs; being seen by them forty days, and speaking of the things concerning the king4 dom of God. And then, assembling them together, he commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait3 for the promise of the Father; "which,” said he, “ye have 5 heard from me. For John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the holy spirit not many days 6 hence." When therefore they were come together, they asked him, saying, "Lord, art thou at this time restoring⭑ 7 the kingdom to Israel?" And he said unto them, "It is
not for you to know the times or seasons, which the Father 8 hath put in his own disposal. But ye shall receive power3, when the holy spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses to me, both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in 9 Samaria, and to the uttermost part of the earth." And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked earnestly toward heaven as
he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white ap
I made the former relation, &c. N. N.m. 3 that they should not depart, store, N. 5 miraculous powers, Sn.
* Gr. began. Or, both did and taught, but should wait, N. 4 wilt thou-reOr, as he was going up to heaven, N.m.
11 parel*; who said also, "Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye looking toward heaven? this Jesus, that is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come again in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven."
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath-day's journey +. 13 And when they entered the city, they went into an upper room, where abode Peter and James, and John and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the bro14 ther of James. All these steadfastly continued with one consent in prayer', with certain women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and [with] his brethren.
AND in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (now the number of the persons3 toge16 ther was about an hundred and twenty;) "Brethren, this part of scripture, which the holy spirit spake before by the mouth of David, must needs be fulfilled concerning Judas, 17 that was guide to those who took Jesus. For he was numbered among us, and obtained the allotment of this mi18 nistry." Now this man caused a field to be purchased 5
with the reward of his iniquity; (and, when he had fallen on his face, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels 19 gushed out:) and it was known to all who dwelt in Jeru
'R. T. adds, "and supplication."
2 the brethren, Mss.
These were probably the same persons who appeared to Jesus on the mount of transfiguration, Luke ix. 30; and to the women at the sepulchre, to announce the resurrection of Christ, Luke xxiv. 4. By this evangelist they are called men; by the others, angels, or messengers.
+"The Syriac version says that this was about seven furlongs. The Talmudists reckon it two thousand cubits, the distance between the ark and the Israelites in journeying, Josh. iii. 4; which the Jews estimated at a Roman mile. Biscoe's Boyle's Lectures, p. 393." Newcome.
18, 19. "These verses may be considered as the words of St. Luke, the historian: and from the phrase in their proper tongue, compared with Col. iv. 11, 14, some infer that Luke was a gentile." Newcome.