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shall be given; and from him that for thy maid, and for thy hired, he that hideth his eyes shall have hath not, even that he hath shall servaut, and for thy stranger that many a curse. be taken away from him. sojourneth with thee.

Prov. xxix, 7. The righteous James il, 6, 7. But ye have des- Deut. xiv, 28, 29. At the end of considereth the cause of the poor: pised the poor. Do not rich men three years thou shalt bring forth but the wicked regardeth not to oppress you, and draw you before all the tithe of thine increase the know it. the judgment-seats? Do not they same year, and shall lay it up

Mark xiv, 6. For it might have blaspheme that worthy name by within thy gates: And the Levite, been sold for more than three the which ye are called?

(because he hath no part nor in hundred pence, and have been

heritance with thee,) and the given to the poor. And they Prov. XXX, 7-9. Two things have stranger, and the fatherless, and murmured against her. I required of thee; deny me them the widow, which are within thy

gates, shall come, and shall eat Luke vi, 38. Give, and it shall not before I die: Remove far

and be satisfied; that the LORD be given unto you; good measure, from me vanity and lies; give me thy God may bless thee in all the pressed down, and shaken to. neither poverty nor riches; feed

work of thine hand which thou gether, and running over, shall me with food convenient for me: doest.

men give into your bosom. For Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be Deut. xxiv, 19-21. When thou with the same measure that se poor, and steal, and take the name cuttest down thine harvest in thy mete withal, it shall be measured

to you again. of my God in vain.

field, and hast forgot a sheaf in
the field, thou shalt not go again

Luke xi, 41. But rather give GOD'S CARE OF THE POOR.

to fetch it: it shall be for the stran- alms of such things as ye have;

ger, for the fatherless, and for the and, behold, all things are clean Job V,15. But he saveth the poor widow: that the LORD thy God unto you. from the sword, from their mouth, may bless thee in all the work of Luke xli, 33. Sell that ye have, and from the hand of the mighty. thine hands. When thou beatest and give alms; provide yourselves

Job xxxvi, 6. He preserveth not thine olive-tree, thou shalt not go bags which wax not old, a treasuro the life of the wicked: but giveth over the boughs again: it shall in the heavens that faileth not, right to the poor.

be for the stranger, for the father- where no thief approacheth, nelPs. ix, 18. For the needy shall less, and for the widow. When ther moth corrupteth. not alway be forgotten: the ex; vineyard, thou shall not glean u Make to yourselves friends of the thou gatherest the grapes of thy

Luke xvi, I. And I say unto you, pectation of the poor shall not afterward: it shall be for the perish for ever. stranger, for the fatherless, and

mammon of unrighteousness; that, Ps. xli, 5. For the oppression of for the widow.

when ye fail, they may receive the poor, for the sighing of the

you into everlasting habitations. needy, now will I arise, saith the hast made an end of tithing all

Deut. xxvi, 12, 13. When thou

Luke xvill, 22. Now, when Jesus Lord; I will set him in safety from the tithes of thine increase

heard these things, he said unto him that puffeth at him.

third year, which is the year of bim, Yet lackest thou one thing: P3. cix, 31. For he sball stand at tithing, and hast given it unto the sell all that thou hast, and distrithe right hand of the poor, to save Levite, the stranger, the father bute unto the poor, and thou shalt him from those that condemn his less, and the widow, that they have treasure in heaven: and soul.

may eat within thy gates, and be come, follow me. Zeph. iii, 12. I will also leave in filled; Then thou shalt say before

Acts xx, 35. I have showed you the midst of thee an afflicted and the LORD thy God, I have

brought all things, how that so labouring poor people, and they shall trust away the hallowed things out of ye ought to support the weak, in the name of the LORD.

mine house, and also have given and to remember the words of the

them unto the Levite, and unto Lord Jesus, how he said, It is Luke vi, 20. And he lifted up the stranger, to the fatherless, and more blessed to give than to rebis eyes on his disciples, and said, to the widow, according to all thy ceive. Blessed be ye poor: for yours is commandments which thou hast

Rom. xv, 27. It hath pleased the kingdom of God.

commanded me: I have not trans- them verily; and their debtors James ii, 5. Iearken, my be- gressed thy commandments, nel- they are. For if the Gentiles loved brethren, Hath not God ther have I forgotten them.

have been made partakers of chosen the poor of this world rich

their spiritual things, their duty in faith, and heirs of the kingdom BUPPORT FROM BENEVO- is also to minister unto them in which he hath promised to them


carnai things. that love him?

LIBERALITY COMMANDED AND 2 Cor. viil, 7. Therefore, as yo

abound in every thing, in faith, LEGAL SUPPORT FOR THE

and utterance, and knowledge, POOR.

Prov. xi, 24, There is that scat- and in all diligence, and in your Lev. xix, 10. And thou shalt not tereth, and yet increaseth; and love to us, see that ye abound in glean thy vineyard, neither shalt than is meet, but it tendeth to

this grace also. thou gather every grape of thy

1 Tim. vi, 18. That they do good, vineyard; thou shalt leave them poverty.

that they be rich in good works, for the poor and stranger: I am

Prov. xiv, 21. He that despiseth ready to distribute, willing to the LORD your God. his neighbour sinneth; but he

communicate. that hath mercy on the poor, Lev. XXV, 5, 6. That which grow

James il, 15, 16. If a brother or eth of its own accord of thy harhappy is he.

sister be naked, and destitute of Vest thou shalt not reap, neither

Prov. xxl, 13. Whoso stoppeth daily food, and one of you say gather the grapes of thy vine un- his ears at the cry of the poor, he unto them, Depart in peace, be ye dressed: for it is a year of rest also shall cry himself, but shall warmed and filled; notwithstandunto the land. And the sabbath not be heard.

ing ye give them not those things of the land shall be meat for you; Prov. xxviil, 27. He that giveth which are needful to the body; for thee, and for thy servant, and unto the poor shall not lack; but I what doth it profit?


1 John ill, 17. But whoso hath gogues and in the streets, that, viseth liberal things; and by llberal this world's good, and seeth his they may have glory of men. things shall be stand. brother bave need, and shutteth Verily I say unto you, They have Isa. Ivill, 10. And if thou draw up his bowels of compassion from their reward. But when thou out a y soul to the hungry, and him, how dwelleth the love of God doest alms, let not thy left hand satisły the amicted svul; then in him?

know what thy right hand doeth; shall thy liglit rise in obscurity,

That thine alms may be in secret: and thy darkuess be as the noonINSTANCES.

and thy Father which seeth in day. Prov. xxxl, 20. She stretcheth secret himself shall reward thee

Acts x, 4. And when he looked openly. out her hand to the poor; yea, she

on hiin, he was afraid, and said, reacheth forth her hands to the

2 Cor. viii, 10, 11. And herein 1 what is it, Lord? And he said needy.

give my advico : for this is expe- unto him, Thy prayers and thine Acts xi, 29, 30. Then the dis- dient for you, who have begun alms are come up for a memorial ciples, every man according to his before, not only to do, but also to before God.

Now ability, determined to send relief therefore perform the doing of it;

2 Cor. ix, 12-15. For the admin. Judea: Which also they did, unto the brethren which dwelt in that as there was a readiness tó / Istration of this service not only

, sent it to the elders by the hands will, so there may be a perform- but is abundant also by many

ance also out of that which we thanksgivings unto God; (Whiles of Barnabas and Saul.

have. Acts xxiv, 17. Now, after many

by the experiment of this minisyears, I came to bring alms to my

2 Çor. ix, 1-5. For as touching tration they glorify God for your

the ministering to the saints, it is professed subjection unto the gosnation, and offerings.

superfluous for me to write to you: pel of Christ, and for your liberal 2 Çor. vill, 1-6. Moreover, breth- For I know the forwardness of distribution unto them, and unto ren, we do you to wit of the grace your mind, for which I boast of all men;) And by their prayer for of God bestowed on the churches you to them of Macedonia, that you, which long after you for the of Macedonia: low that in a great | Achaia was ready a year ago; and exceeding grace of God in you. trial of affliction, the abundance your zeal hath provoked very | Thanks le unto God for his unof their joy, and their deep pov. inany. Yet have I sent the speakable gitt. erty, abounded unto the riches of brethren, lest our boasting of you their liberality. For to their should be in vain in this behalf;

VIII. power, (1 bear record,) yea, and that, as I said, ye may be ready: beyond their power, they were Lest taply if they of Macedonia

ADMINISTRATION OF willing of themselves; Praying us come with me, and find you wu

LA W. with much entreaty that we would prepared, we (that we say not,

1.-JUDGES. receive the gift, and take upon us you) should be ashamed in this the fellowship of the ministering same confident boasting. There have a matter, they come unto

Exod. xviii, 16-26. When they to the

ints." And this they did, fore I thought it necessary to ex; not as we hoped; but first gave hort the brethren, that they would me, and I judge betiveen one and unto as by the will of God: inso-so before unto you, and make up know the statutes of God, and liis much that we desired Titus, that

laws. And Moses' father-in-law ye had notice before, that the also finish in you the same grace of bounty, and not as of covetous- sorely wear away, both thou and as he had begun, so he would same might be ready as a matter said unto him, The thing that thou

Thou wilt also. Gal. ii. 10. Only they would that

this people that is with thee: for we should remember the poor;

this thing is too heavy for thee;

BENEFITS TO TIIE GIVER thou art not able to perforin it the same which I also was for


thyself alone. Hearken now unto ward to do.

Ps. xli, 1, 2. Blessed is he that my voice. I will give thee counsel, CHARACTERISTICS OF considereth the poor: the LORD

and God shall be with thee: Be will deliver him in time of trouble.

thou for the people to God-ward, LIBERALITY.

The LORD will preserve him, and that thou mayest bring the causes give him, and thine heart shall blessed upon the earth: and thou shalt show them the way wherein Deut. xv, 10. Thou shalt surely keep him alive; and he sha'i be unto God: And thou shalt teach

them ordinances and laws, and not be grieved when thou givest wilt not deliver him unto the will unto him; because that for this of his enemies.

they must walk, and the work thing the LORD thy God shall

that they must do. Moreover,

Ps. cxii, 9. He hath dispersed; I thou shalt provide out of all the bless thee in all thy works, and in he hath given to the poor; his people able men, such as fear all that thou puttest thine band righteousness endureth for ever; God, men of truth, hating, covetunto.

bis horn shall be exalted with ousness; and place such uver I'rov. lli, 27, 28. Withhold not honour.

them, to be rulers of thousands, good from them to whom it is due,

Prov. xl, 25. The liberal soul and rulers of hundreds, rulers of when it is in the power of thive shall be made fat; and he that fifties, and rulers of tens. And let band to do it. Say not unto thy watereth shall be watered also them' judge the people at all neighbour, Go, and come again, himself.

seasons: and it shall be, thct every an i to-morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.

Prov. xix, 17. He that hath pity great matter they shall bring unto

upon the poor lendeth unto the thee, but every small matter they Matth. vi, 1-4. Take heed that LORD; and that which he lath shall judge: 80 shall it be easier ye do not your alms before men, given' will he pay him again.

for thysell, and they shall bear the to be seen of them; otherwise ye

burden with thee. If thou shalt have no reward of your Father Prov. xxii, 9. He that hath a do this thing, and God command which is in heaven. Therefore, bountiful eye shall be blessed; thee 80, then ihon shall be able to wben thou doest thine alms, do for be giveth of his bread to the endure, and all this people shall not sound a trumpet before thee, poor.

also go to their place in peace. as the hypocrites do in the syna- | Isa. xxxii, 8. But the liberal de- / So Moses bearkened to the voice


of his father-in-law, and did all and the law of the king, let Judg-, faithfully, and with a perfect that he had said, And Moses ment ba executed speedily upon heart. And what cause soever choso able men out of all Israel, him, whether it be unto death, or shall come to you of your brethren and made them heads over the to banislıment, or to confiscation that dwell in their cities, between people, rulers of thousands, rulers of goods, or to imprisonment. blood and blood, between law and of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and

commandment, statutes and judg. rulers of tens. And they judged


ments, ye shall even warn them the people at all seasons: the hard

Exod. xviii, 13-15. And it came that they trespass not against the causes they brought uuto Moses, to pass on the morrow, that Moses LORD, and so wrath come upon but every small matter they judg- sat to judge the people: and the you, and upon your brethren: This ed themselves.

people stood by Moses from the do, and ye shall not trespass. Deut. I, 13, 14. Take you wise morning unto the evening. And and, behold, Amariah the chief men, and

understanding, and when Moses' father-in-law saw all priest is over you in all matters of known among your tribes, and that he did to the people, he said, the LORD; and Zebadiah the son of will make them rulers over you. What is this thing that thou doesť | Ishmael, the ruler of the house of And ye answered me, and said, to the people? why sittest thou Judah, for all the king's matters: The thing which thou hast spoken thyself alone, and all the people also the Levites shall be oflicers is good for us to do.

stand by thee from morning unto before you. Deal courageously, Deut. xvi, 18. Judges and officers even? And Moses said unto his and the LORD shall be wit the shalt thou make thee in all thy father-in-law, Because the people good. gates, which the LORD thy God

come unto me to enquire of God. Prov. xvii, 15. He that justifleth giveth thee, throughout thy tribes:

E.cod. xxili, 3, 6, 7. Neither shalt

the wicked, and he that condemnand they shall judge the people thou countenance a poor man in eth the just, even they both are with just judgment.

abomination to the LORD. his cause. Thou shalt not wrest Deut. xvii, 10-13. And thou the judgment of the poor in his

Prov. xviii, 5. It is not good to shalt do according to the sentence cause. Keep thee far from a false accept the person of the wicked, which they of that place which matter: and the innocent and to overthrow the righteous in the LORD shall choose shall show righteous slay thou not: for I will judgment. thee; and thou shalt observe to not justify the wicked.

Prov. xxiv, 23. These things also do according to all that they in

Lev. xix, 15. Ye shall do no un to have respect of persons in judg

belong to the wise. It is not good form thee: According to the sentence of the law which they shall not respect the person of the righteousness in ju''gment; thou

ment. shall teach thee, and according to the judgment which they shall poor, nor lionour the person of the

UxJUST JUDGES. tell thee thou shalt do: thou shalt mighty: but in righteousness shalt

Ps. Ivili, 1. Do ye indeed speak not decline from the sentence thou judge tlıy neighbour.

righteousness, 0 congregation? do which they shall show thee, to the Deut. 1, 16-18. And I charged ye judge uprightly, 0 ye sons of right hand nor to the left. And your judges at that time, saying, men? the man that will do presumptu- Hear the causes between your ously, and will not hearker. unto brethren, and judge righteously yo judge unjustly, and accept the

Ps. lxxxii, 2-4. How long will the priest that standeth to minis- between etery man ter there before the LORD thy God, brother, and the stranger that is persons of the wicked? Selah. or unto the judge, even that man with him. Ye shall not respect do justice to the afflicted and

Defend the poor and fatherless: shall die: and thou shalt put away persons in judgment, but ye shall the evil from Israel. And all the hear the small as well as the great;

needy. Deliver the poor and people shall bear, and fear, and do ye shall not be afraid of the face needy: rid them out of the hand of

the wicked, no more presumptuously.

of man, for the judgment is God's: 2 Sam. xv, 3, 4. And Absalom and the cause that is too hard for

Eccles. lii, 16. And, moreover, I said

unto him, See, thy matters you, bring it unto me, and I will saw under the sun the place of are good and right; but there is no

hear it. And I commanded you judgment, that wickedness was min deputed of the king to hear at that time all the things which there; and the place of righteousthee. Absalom said moreover, ye should do.

ness, that iniquity was there. Ob that I were made judge in the

Deut. xxv, 1. If there be a con

Eccles. V, 8. If thou seest the land, that every man which hath troversy between men, and they oppression of the poor, and violent any suit or cause might come unto come unto judgment, that the

perverting of judgment and justice me, aud I would do him justice.

Judges may judge them; then they in a province, marvel not at the

shall justify the righteous, and 2 Chron. xix, 5, 8. And he set condemn the wicked.

matter: for he that is higher than fudges in the land, throughout all

the highest regardeth; and there the fenced cities of Judah, city by the judges, Take heed

what ye do:

2 Chron. xix, 6-11. And said to be biglier than they. city; Moreover, in Jerusalem did

for ye judge not for man, but for Jer. V, 28, 29. They are waxen Jehoshaphat set of the Levites the LORD, who is with you in the fat, they shine yea, they overpass and of the priests, and of the chief judgment. Wherefore now let the the deeds of the wicked: they of the fathers of Israel, for the rear of the Lord be upon you; judge not the cause, the cause of judgınent of the Lord, and for con. take heed, and do ú: for there is the fatherless, yet they prosper; troversies, wheu they returned to Jerusalemn.

no iniquity with the LORD our and the right of the needy do they

God, nor respect of persons, nor not judge. Shall I not visit our Ezra vii, 25, 26. And thou Ezra, taking of gins. Moreover in Je- these thingsi saith the LORD: shall after the wisdom of thy God that rusalem did Jehosaphat set of the not my soul be avenged on such a ts in thine hund, set magistrates Levites, and of the priests, and of nation as this? and judges, which may judge all the chief of the fathers of Israel, the people that are beyond the for the judgment of the LORD, and

2.-WITNESSES. river, all such as know the laws of for controversies, when they re- Exod. xxiii, 1, 2. Thou shalt not thy God; and teach ye them that turned to Jerusalem. And he raise a false report: put not thine know them not. And whosoever charged them, saying, Thus shall hand with the wicked to be an will not do the law of thy God, ye do in the fear of the LORD, I unrighteous witness. Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; FALSE WITNESSES. and against God. And they neither shalt thou speak in a cause

Deut. xix, 16-21. If a false wit- stirred up the people, and the to decline after many to wrestness rise up against any man, to elders, and the scribes, and came fudgment.

testity against him that which is upon him, and caught him, and Lev. v, 1. And if a sonl sin, and wrong; Then both the men, be- brought him to the council, And hear the voice of swearing, and is tween whom the controversy is, set up false witnesses, which said, a witness, whether he hath seen shall stand before the LORD, before this man ceaseth not to speak or known of it; if he do not utter the priests and the judges which blasphemous words against this it, then he shall bear his iniquity. shall be in those days: "And the holy place, and the law. Num. XXXV, 30. Whoso killeth ition: and, behold, if the witness judges shall make diligent inquis

3.-LAWYERS. any person, the murderer shall be be a false witness, and hath testi. Like xi, 44-46 52 Woe unto put to death by the mouth of wit. fed falsely against his brother; you, scribes and Pharisees, hyponesses: but one witness shall not Then shali ye do unto him as he crites! for ye are as graves which testify against any person to cause bad thought to have done unto his appear not,

and the men that walk him to die.

brother: 80 shalt thou put the evil over them are not aware of them. Deut. v, 20. Neither shalt thou away from among you. And those Then answered one of the lawyers, bear false witness against thy which remain skall

lear, and fear, and said unto him, Master, thus neighbour.

and shall benceforth commit nó saying thou reproachest us also.

more any such evil among you. And he said, Woe unto you also, Deut. xvil, 6, 7. At the mouth of And thine eye shall not pity, but ye lawyers! for ye lade men with two witnesses, or three witnesses, life shall go for life, eye for eye, burdens grievous to be borne, and shall he that is worthy of death tooth tor tooth, band for hand, ye yourselves touch not the burbe put to death; but at the mouth foot for foot.

dens with one of your fingers, of one witness be shall not be put

Woe unto you, lawyers! for yo to death. The hands of the wit

Gen. xxxix, 13-18. And it came have taken away the key of kuownesses shall be first upon him to put him

to death, and afterward to pass, when she saw that he had ledge: ye enter not in yourselves, the hands of all the people: 80 thou left his garment in her hand, and and them that were entering in shalt put the evil away from

was fed forth, That she called ye hindered,

unto the men of her house, and Acts xix, 38. Wherefore among you.

spake unto them, saying, See, he Demetrius, and the craftsmen Deut. xix, 15. One witness sball hath brought in an Hebrew unto which are with him, have a matter not rise up against a man for any us to mock ns; he came in unto me against any man, the law is open, iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin to lie with me, and I cried with a and there are deputies; let them that he sioneth: at the mouth of loud voice: And it came to pass, implead one another. two witnesses, or at the mouth of when he heard that I lifted up my three witnesses, shall the matter voice and cried, that lie left his

Acts xxiii, 34, 35. And when the be established.

garment with me, and died, and governor had read the letter, he got him out. And she laid up his

asked of what province he was Prov. xii, 17. He that speaketh came home. And she spake unto said he, when thine accusers are garment by her until his lord And when he understood that he

was of Cilicia; I will hear thee, truth sheweth forth righteousness: him according to these words, also come. And he cominanded but a false witness deceit. saying, The Hebrew servant,

him to be kept in Herou's judgProv. xiv. 5, 25. A faithful wit- which thou hast brought unto us,

ment-hall, ness will not ie: but a false came in unto me to mock me: witness will utter lies.

Acts xxiv, 1-4. And after five A true and it came to pass, as I lifted up witness deliveretú souls: but a de- my voice and cried, that he left days Ananias the high priest desceitful witress speaketh lies.

bis garment with me, and fled out. cended with the elders, and with Prov. xix, 28. An ungodly wit-wrote in the letters, saying, Pro

1 Kings xx!, 9, 10. And she a certain orator named Tertullus,

who informed the governor ness scorneth judgment; and the claim a fast, and set Naboth on against Paul. And when he was mouth of the wicked devoureth high among the people; And set called forth, Tertullus began to iniquity. Prov. xxiv, 28. Be not a witness him, to bear witness against him, and that very worthy deeds are

two men, sons of Belial, before by thee we enjoy great quietness, against thy neighbour without saying, Thou didst blaspheme done unto this nation by thy procause; and deceive not with thy God and the king: and then carry vidence, We accept it always, lips.

him out, and stone him, that be and in all places, most noble Felix, 18a, viii, 2. And I took unto me may die. faithful witnesses to record, Uriah

with all thankfulness. Notwith

Ps. x.svil, 12. Deliver me not standing, that I be not further the priest, and Zechariah the son over unto the will of mine enemies: tedious unto thee, I pray thee of Jeberechiah.

for false witnesses are risen up thay that thou wouldest hear us John viii, 17. It is also written against me, and such as breathe of thy clemency a few words. in your law, that the testimony of out cruelty. two meu is true.

Ps. XXXV, 11. Falsa witnesses 4.-THE TRIBUNAL. Acts xxiv, 19, 20. Who ought to did rise up: they laid to my charge Ruth iv, 1. Then went Boaz up have been here before thee, and things that I knew not.

to the gate, and sat bim down object, if they had ought against

Prov. xix, 5. A false witness there; and, behold, the kinsman me. Or else let these same here shall not be uupunished; and, ne of whom Boaz spako came by; say, if they have found any evil that speaketh lies shall not escap. unto whom he said, Ho, such a doing in me, while I stood before the council.

Prov. xix, 9. A false witness one! turu aside, sit down here. shall not be unpunished.

And he turned aside, and sat 2 Cor. xiii, 1. This is the third Acts vii, 11 - 13. Then they down. time I am coming to you. In the suborned men, which said, John vil, 51. Doth our law judge mouth of two or three witnesses we have heard him speak blas- any man before it hear him, and shall every word be established. phemous words against Moses know what he doeth?

Acts iv, 15. But, when they had | vant unto his master, lest he curse, thre, suffer me to speak unto tho commanded them to go aside out thee, and thou be found guilty people. And when he had given of the council, they conferred Luke xx, 20. And they watched himn licence, Paul stood on the among themselves.

him, and sent forth spies, which stairs, and beckoned with the Acts V, 34. Then stood there up should feign themselves just men, hand unto the people. And when one in the council, a. Pharisee, that they might take hold of his there was made a great silence, bo named Gamaliel, a doctor of the words, that so they might deliver spake unto them in the Hebrew law, had in reputation among all him unto the power and authority tongue, saying, te people, and commanded to of the governor.

Acts xxii, 1. Men, brethren, and put the apostles forth & little Acts xxiii, 16-22. And when fathers, hear ye my defence which space.

Paul's sister's son heard of their I make now unto you. Acts xxii, 30. On the morrow, Tying in wait, ho went and entered Acts xxiii, 1. And Paul, ear because he would have known into the castle, and told Paul. nestly beholding the council, said, the certainty wherefore he was then Paul called one of the cen- Men and brethren, I have lived in accused of the Jews, he loosed turions unto him, and said, Bring all good conscience before God him from his bands, and com- this young man unto the chief cutil this day. manded the chief pricsts and all captain; for he hath a certain

Acts xxiv, 10-13. Then Paul,after their council to appear, and thing to tell him. So he took that the governor had beckoned brought Paul down, and set him him, and brought him to the chief unto him to speak, answered, Forbefore them.

captain, and said, Paul the pris- asmuch as I know that thou hast Acts xxv, 17, 22-24. Therefore, oner called me unto him, and heen of many years a judge unto when they were

come hither, prayed me to bring this young this nation, I do the more cheerwithout any delay on the morrow,

man unto thee, who hath some- fully answer for myself: Because I sat on the judgment-seat, and thing to say unto thee. Then the that

thou mayest understand, commanded the man to be brought chief captain took him by the that there are yet but twelve days forth. Then Agrippa said unto hand, and went with him aside since I went up to Jerusalem for Festus, I would also bear the privately, and asked him, What is to worship. And they neither man myself. To-morrow, said he, that thou hast to tell me? And he found me in the temple disputing thou shalt hear him. And on the said, The Jews have agreed to with any man, neither raising up morrow, when Agrippa was come,

desire thee that thou wouldest the people, neither in the synaand Bernice, with great pomp: bring down Paul to-morrow into gogues, nor in the city: Neither and was entered into the place of the Council, as though they would can they prove the things whereof hearing, with the chlef captains

enqnire somewhat of him more they now accuse me. and principal men of the city, at portectly. But do not thou yield

Acts xxv, 8, 16. While he anFestus' commandment Paul was unto them: for there lie in wait

swered for himself, Neither against brought forth. And Festus said, for bim of them more than forty the law of the Jews, neither King Agrippa, and all men which men, which have bound themselves against the temple, nor yet against are here present with us, ye see ther eat nor drink until they have at all. To whom I answered, it

Cesar, have I offended any thing multitude of the Jews have dealt killed him; and now are they is not the manner of the Romans with me, both at Jerusalem, and ready, looking for a promise from to deliver any man to die, before also here, crying that he ought thee. So the chief captain then that he which is accused have the not to live any longer.

accusers face to face, and have Acts xxvi, 30-32. And when he charged him, See thou tell no man had thus spoken, the king rose up,

that thou hast showed these licence to answer for himself conthings to me.

cerning the crime laid against and the governor, and Bernice,

him. and they that sat with them: And

Acts xxiv, 6-9. For we have

Acts xxvi, 1-3. Then Agrippa when they were gone aside, they found this man a pestilent fellow; said unto Paul, i' hou art permittalked between themselves, say. I the Jews throughont the world, Paul stretched forth the hand, and

ted to speak for thyself. Then ing. This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds. and a ringleader of the sect of the answered for himself: I think'myThen said Agrippa unto Festus,

Nazarenes : Who also bath gone self happy, king Agrippa, because This man miglit have been set at about to profane the temple; I shall answer for myself this day liberty, if he had not appealed whom we took, and would have unto Cesar.

before thee touching all the things judged according to our law: But whereof I am accused of the Jews; the chief captain Lysias came

upon us, and with great violence Especially because I know thee to The ACCUSATION. took him away out of our hands, questions which are among the

be expert in all customs and 1 Sam, xxil, 22. And David said Commanding his

Jews: wherefore I beseech theo unto Abiathar, I knew it that

come unto thee: by examining of day, when Doeg the Edomite was whom thyself mayest take know

to hear me patieutly. there, that he would surely tell ledge of all these things whereof Saul: I have occasioned the death we accuse him. And the Jews

APPEAL. of all the persons of thy father's also assented, saying that these Acts xxiii, 25--30. And he wrote house. things were so.

a letter after this mann r: ClaudEsth. vii, 5, 6. Then the king when the accusers stood up, they governor Felix sendeth greeting.

Acts xxv, 18. Against whom, ius Lysias unto the most excellent Ahasuerus answered unto Esther the queen, who is brought none accusation of such This man was taken of the Jews,

and should have been killed of be, and where is he, that durst things as I supposed.

them; then came I with an army, presume in his heart to do so? And Esther said, The adversary


and rescued him, having under

stood that he was a Romin. And and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Hainan was afraid before am a mau which am a Jew of cause wherefore they accused him,

Acts xxi, 39, 40. But Paul said, I when I would have known the the king and the queen.

Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen I brought him forth into their Prov. xxx, 10. Accuse not a ser-1 of no mean city: and, 'I beseech council: Whom I perceived to be



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