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Ornaments of, Judg. 8:21,26. Stables for, Ezek. 25:5.

CAMON, place where Jair was buried, Judg. 10:5.

CAMP, of the Israelites about the tabernacle, Num. 2; 3.


Isaac forbidden by Abraham to take a wife from, Gen. 28:1. Judah marries a woman of, Gen. 38:2; 1 Chr. 2:3. The exile Jews take wives from, Ezra 9:2.

Wickedness of, Gen. 13:13; Lev. 18:25,27, 28: 20:23. To be expelled from the land, Ex. 33:2; 34:11. To be destroyed, Ex. 23:23,24; Deut. 19:1; 31:3-5. Not expelled, Josh. 17: 12-18; Judg. 1:1-33; 3:1-3. Defeat the Israelites, Num. 14:45; Judg. 4:1-3. Defeated by the Israelites, Num. 21:1-3; Josh. 11:1-16; Judg. 4:4-24; by the Egyptians, 1 Kin. 9:16. Chariots of, Josh. 17:18.

Prophecy concerning, Gen. 9:25–27. CANDACE, queen of Ethiopia, Acts 8:27. CANDIDATE. Refuses to make promises, 2 Chr. 10:3-16. Electioneering by, instance of, Absalom, 2 Sam. 15:1-6.

CANDLE. Revised version and commentators substitute lamp for candle

CAMPHIRE [Henna, R. V.], a shrub bearing fragrant flowers, not related to camphor, Song 1:14; 4:13.

CANA. Marriage at, John 2:1-11. Nobleman's son healed at, John 4:46,47. Na-throughout the Scriptures. thanael's home at, John 21:2.


CANAAN. 1. Son of Ham, Gen. 9:18, 22,25-27. Descendants of, Gen. 10:6,15; 1 Chr. 1:8,13.

2. Land of,* Gen. 11:31; 17:8; 23:2. Called THE SANCTUARY, Ex. 15:17; PALESTINE, Ex. 15:14; LAND OF ISRAEL, 1 Sam. 13:19; OF THE HEBREWS, Gen. 40:15; OF THE JEWS, Acts 10:39; OF PROMISE, Heb. 11:9; HOLY LAND, Zech. 2:12; LORD'S LAND, Hos. 9:3; IMMANUEL'S LAND, Isa. 8:8; BEULAH, Isa. 62:4.

Promised to Abraham and his seed, Gen. 12:1-7; 13:14-17; 15:18-21; 17:8; Deut. 12:9,10; Psa. 105:11; renewed to Isaac, Gen. 26:3. Extent of: According to the promise, Gen. 15:18: Ex. 23:31; Deut. 11:24; Josh. 1:4; 15:1; after the conquest by Joshua, Josh. 12:1-8; in Solomon's time, 1 Kin. 4:21,24; 2 Chr. 7:8; 9:26. Prophecy concerning, after the restoration of Israel, Ezek. 47:13-20.

His prophecy against, Matt. 11:23; Luke 10:15.

Fertility of, Deut. 8:7-9; 11:10-13. Fruitfulness of, Num. 13:27; 14:7,8; Jer. 2:7; 32:22. Products of: Fruits, Deut. 8:8; Jer. 40:10,12; mineral, Deut. 8:9. Exports of, Ezek. 27:17. CAPERNAUM. A city on the shore of Famines in, Gen. 12:10; 26:1; 47:13; Ruth the Sea of Galilee. Jesus chose, as the place of 1:1: 2 Sam. 21:1; 1 Kin. 17. See FAMINE. his abode, Matt. 4:13; Luke 4:31. Miracles Spies sent into, by Moses, Num. 13:17-29. of Jesus performed at, Matt. 9:1-26; 17:24Conquest of, by the Israelites, Num. 21:21-27; Mark 1:21-45; 2; 3:1-6; Luke 7:1-10; John 35; Deut. 3:3-6; Josh. chapters 6-12; Psa. 44: 4:46-53; 6:17-25,59. 1-3. Divided by lot among the twelve tribes, and families, Num. 26:55,56; 33:54; 34:13; by Joshua, Eleazar and a prince from each tribe, Num. 34:16–29; 35:1-8; Josh. chapters 14-19. Divided into twelve provinces by Solomon, 1 Kin. 4:7-19. Into two kingdoms, Judah and Israel, 1 Kin. 11:29-36; 12:16-21. Roman provinces of, Luke 3:1; John 4:3,4. CANAANITES. Eleven nations, descended from Canaan, Gen. 10:15-19; Deut. 7:1; 1Chr. 1:13-16. Territory of, Gen. 10:19; 12:6: 15:18; Ex. 23:31; Num. 13:29; 34:2-12; Josh. 1:4; 5:1; given to the Israelites, Gen. 12:6,7: 15:18; 17:8; Ex. 23:23; Deut. 7:1-3; 32: 49: Psa. 135:11,12.

CANDLESTICK. OF THE TABERNACLE: Made after divine pattern, Ex. 25: 31-40; 37:17-24; Num. 8:4. Place of, Ex. 26: 35; 40:24,25; Heb. 9:2. Furniture of, Ex. 25: 38; 37:23; Num. 4:9,10. Burned every night, Ex. 27:20,21. Trimmed every morning, Ex. 30:7. Carried by Kohathites, Num. 4:4,15. Called THE LAMP OF GOD, 1 Sam. 3:3.

OF THE TEMPLE: Ten branches of, 1 Kin. 7:49,50. Of gold, 1 Chr. 28:15; 2 Chr. 4:20. Taken with other spoils to Babylon, Jer. 52:19.

SYMBOLICAL: Zech. 4:2,11; Rev. 1:12,13,20; 2:5; 11:4.


CANKERWORM, sent as a judgment,
Joel 1:4; 2:25: Nah. 3:15,16.

CANNIBALISM, Lev. 26:29; Deut. 28: 53-57; 2 Kin. 6:28, 29; Jer. 19:9; Lam. 2:20; 4: 10; Ezek. 5:10.

CAPHTOR, a country now unknown, Deut. 2:23.

CAPHTORIM, people of Caphtor, Gen. 10:14; 1 Chr. 1:12; Deut. 2:23; Jer. 47:4; Amos 9:7.


CAPITAL AND LABOR. Strife between, Matt. 21:33-41; Mark 12:1-9; Luke 20:9-16.


CAPPADOCIA, easternmost province of Asia Minor, Acts 2:9; 1 Pet. 1:1.

CAPTAIN. Commander-in-chief of an army, Deut. 20:9; Judg. 4:2; 1 Sam. 14:50; 1 Kin. 2:35; 16:16; 1 Chr. 27:34. Of the tribes, Num. 2. Of thousands, Num. 31:48; 1 Sam. 17:18; 1 Chr. 28:1. Of hundreds, 2 Kin. 11:15. See CENTURION. Of fifties, 2 Kin. 1:9; Isa. 3:3. Of the guard, Gen. 37:36: 2 Kin. 25:8. Of the ward, Jer. 37:13.

Signifying any commander, as 1 Sam. 9:

The history of this region is involved in that of the 16; 22:2; 2 Kin. 20:5; leader, 1 Chr. 11:21; 12: Israelites. The student is therefore referred to Israel, History of. See also CANAANITES.

34; 2 Chr. 17:14-19; John 18:12.


David's captains, or chief heroes, 2 Sam. 23; 1 Chr. chapters 11,12. King appoints, 1 Sam. 18:13; 2 Sam. 17:25; 18:1.

Angel of the Lord, called, Josh. 5:14; 2 Chr. 13:12. Christ called, Heb. 2:10. See ARMIES.

CAPTIVE. Prisoner of war, Gen. 14:12; 1 Sam. 30:1,2. Cruelty to: Putting to death, Num. 31:9-20; Deut. 20:13; 21:10; Josh. 8:29; 10:15-40; 11:11; Judg. 7:25; 8:21; 21:11; 1 Sam. 15:32,33; 2 Sam. 8:2; 2 Kin. 8:12; Jer. 39:6; twenty thousand, by Amaziah, 2 Chr. 25:11, 12; ripping women with child, 2 Kin. 8:12; 15:16; Amos 1:13; tortured under saws and harrows, 2 Sam. 12:31; 1 Chr. 20:3; blinded, Judg. 16:21; Jer. 39:7; maimed, Judg. 1:6,7; ravished, Lam. 5:11-13; Zech. 14:2; enslaved, Deut. 20:14; 2 Kin. 5:2; Psa. 44:12; Joel 3:6; robbed, Ezek. 23:25,26; confined in pits, Isa. 51:14. Other indignities to, Isa. 20:4.

Kindness to, 2 Kin. 25:27-30; Psa. 106:46. Advanced to positions in state, Gen. 41:3945; Esth. 2:8; Dan. 1. CAPTIVITY. Of the Israelites foretold, | Lev. 26:33; Deut. 28:36; of the ten tribes, 2 Kin. 17:6,23,24; 18:9-12.

Of Judah in Babylon, propnecy of, Isa. 39: 6; Jer. 13:19; 20:4; 25:2-11; 32:28, etc.; fulfilled, 2 Kin. 24:11-16; 25; 2 Chr. 36; Jer. 52: 28-30. Jews return from, Ezra, chapters 2;3; 8. Israelites in, promises to, Neh. 1:9. As a judgment, Ezra 5:12; 9:7; Isa. 5:13; Jer. 29:17-19; Lam. 1:3-5; Ezek. 39:23, 24.

FIGURATIVE: Isa. 61:1; Rom. 7:23; 1 Cor. 9:27; 2 Cor. 10:5; 2 Tim. 2:26; 3:6. "Captivity led captive," Judg. 5:12; Psa. 68:18; Eph. 4:8. CARBUNCLE. A precious stone, Isa. 54: 12; Ezek. 28:13. One of the precious stones set in breastplate, Ex. 28:17; 39:10. CARCAS, a Persian chamberlain, Esth.


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Psa. 127:2. It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

Eccl. 4:8. There is one alone, and there is not a second; yea, he hath neither child nor brother: yet is there no end of all his labour: neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.

Matt. 6:25. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought [be not anxious, R. V.] for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26. Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are


ye not much better than they? 27. Which of you by taking thought [by being anxious, R. V.] can add one cubit unto his stature? 28. And why take ye thought for raiment ? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin. Luke 12:27]. 29. And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31. Therefore take no thought [be not therefore anxious, R. V.], saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32. (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Fa ther knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34. Take therefore no thought [be not therefore anxious, R. V.] for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Matt. 13:22. He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. Mark 4:19; Luke 8:14.

Luke 14:18. And they all with one con sent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. 19. And another said, l' have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. 20. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

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Prov. 16:3. Commit thy works unto the possessions at, 1 Sam. 25:2. King Uzziah, LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. who delighted in agriculture, had vineyards Jer. 17:7. Blessed is the man that trustethat, 2 Chr. 26:10. in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. 8. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

CARMI. 1. Son of Reuben, Gen. 46:9; Ex. 6:14.


2. Son of Hezron, 1 Chr. 4:1. CHELUBAI, 1 Chr. 2:9, and CALEB, v. 18. 3. Father of Achan, Josh. 7:1, 18; 1 Chr. 2:7. CARNAL MINDEDNESS. Rom. 8:6. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. 7. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

Gal. 6:8. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Matt. 6:26. Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27. Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28. And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: 29. And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31. Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32. (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 34. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. | Luke 12:22-32.

Phil. 4:6. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Heb. 13:5. Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

1 Pet. 5:6. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 7. Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

INSTANCES OF: Martha, Luke 10:40,41. Certain persons who desired to follow Jesus, Matt. 9.21; Luke 9:57-62.



CARMEL. 1. A fertile and picturesque mountain in Palestine, Song 7:5; Isa. 33:9; 352; Jer. 46:18; 50:19; Amos. 1:2. Forests of, 2 Kin. 19:23. Caves of, Amos 9:3; Mic. 7:14. An idolatrous high place upon; Elijah builds in altar upon, and confounds the worshipers of Baal, putting to death four hundred and fifty of its prophets, 1 Kin. 18:17-46. Elisha's abode in, 2 Kin. 2:25; 4:25.

Jas. 4:4. Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.


CARPENTRY. Building the ark, Gen. 6:14-16. Tabernacle, and furniture of, Ex. 31:2-9. See TABERNACLE. David's palace, 2 Sam. 5:11. Temple, 2 Kin. 12:11; 22:6. See TEMPLE. Making idols, Isa. 41:7; 44:13. Carpenters, Jer. 24:1; Zech. 1:20; Joseph, Matt. 13:55; Jesus, Mark 6:3.

CARPET, Prov. 31:22. [R. V.]

CARPUS, a Christian at Troas, 2 Tim.



CARSHENA, a Persian prince, Esth.
CART, 1 Sam. 6:7-14; 2 Sam. 6:3; Isa.

CARVING. Woodwork of the temple was decorated with carvings of flowers, cherubim, and palm trees, 1 Kin. 6:18,29,32,35; Psa. 74:6. Beds decorated with, Prov. 7:16. Idols manufactured by, Deut. 7:5; Isa. 44: 9-17; 45:20; Hab. 2:18,19. Persons skilled in: Bezaleel, Ex. 31:5; Hiram, 1 Kin. 7:13-51; 2 Chr. 2:13,14.

CASIPHIA, a place in the Persian empire, Ezra 8:17.

CASLUHIM, a people whose progenitor was a son of Mizraim, Gen. 10:14; 1 Chr.


CASSIA. An aromatic plant, probably cinnamon, Psa. 45:8; Ezek. 27:19. An ingredient of the sacred oil, Ex. 30:24.


CASTLE. A tower, Gen. 25:16; Num. 31:10; 1 Chr. 11:5,7; 2 Chr. 17:12; 27:4; Acts 21:34,37; 23:10,16,32. Bars of, Prov. 18:19. For the doctrine, "The house is my castle," see Deut. 24:10,11.



2. A city of Judah, Josh. 15:55. Saul ship, Acts 28:11. erects a memorial at, 1 Sam. 15:12. Nabal's

CATERPILLAR. Sent as a judgment,


the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee. 20. Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them. 21. Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what is the cause wherefore ye are come? 22. And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee. 23. Then called he them in, and lodged them. And on the morrow Peter went away with them, and certain brethren from Joppa accompanied him. 24. And the morrow after they entered into Cæsarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and had called together his kinsmen and near friends. 25. And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him. 26. But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man. 27. And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that were come together. 28. And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean. 29. Therefore came I unto you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me? 30. And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing, 31. And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God. 32. Send therefore to Joppa, and call hither Simon, whose surname is Peter; he is lodged in the house of one Simon a tanner by the sea side: who, when he cometh, shall speak unto thee. 33. Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God. 34. Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons. 35. But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him. 36. The word which God sent unto the children. of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ : (he is Lord of all:) 37. That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judæa, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached: 38. How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. 39. And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree: 40. Him God raised up the third day,



1 Kin. 8:37; Psa. 78:46; Psa. 105:34; Jer. 51:27. Joel 1:4; 2:25. CATHOLICITY. Liberality of religious INCULCATED: Mark 9:38. And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, and he followeth not us: and we forbad him, because he followeth not us. 39. But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can lightly speak evil of me. 40. For he that is not against us is on our part. 41. For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward. Luke 9:49,50.

Acts 10:1. There was a certain man in Cæsarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, 2. A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway. 3. He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius. 4. And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God. 5. And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter: 6. He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do. 7. And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually; 8. And when he had declared all these things unto them, he sent them to Joppa. 9. On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: 10. And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, 11. And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: 12. Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. 13. And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. 14. But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. 15. And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common. 16. This was done thrice and the vessel was received up again into heaven. 17. Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made inquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate, 18. And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there. 19. While Peter thought on the vision,

and shewed him openly; 41. Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead. 42. And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead. 43. To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. 44. While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. 45. And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. 46. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, 47. Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? 48. And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the LORD. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.

Acts 11:17. Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, what was I, that I could withstand God? 18. When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.

neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? 11. But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

12. Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought among the Gentiles by them. 13. And after they had held their peace, James answered, saying, Men and brethren, hearken unto me: 14. Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name. 15. And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, 16. After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: 17. That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things. 18. Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. 19. Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among the Gentiles are turned to God: 20. But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood. 21. For Moses of old time 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 by them after this manner; The apostles and elders and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia: 24. Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye must be circumcised, and keep the law; to whom we gave no such commandment: 25. It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, 26. Men that have 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 burden than these necessary things; 29. That ye abstain from meats 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.

Rom. 1:1. Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the

Acts 15:1. And certain men which came down from Judæa taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. 2. When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this question. 3. And being brought on their way by the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren. 4. And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them. 5. But there rose up certain of the sect of the Pharisees which believed, saying, That it was needful to circumcise them, and to command them to keep the law of Moses.

6. And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this matter. 7. And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. 8. And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us: 9. And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. 10. Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which

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