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salem; so that the field was called in their own language, 20 Aceldama, that is, The field of blood. "For it is written in the book of Psalms, 'Let his habitation be desolate; and let no man dwell therein.' And 'His office let another 21 take.' Wherefore, of these men that accompanied us all 22 the time when the Lord Jesus consorted with us1, having begun from the baptism of John to that day on which he was taken up from us, one must be appointed to become a 23 witness with us of his resurrection." Then they set apart

two; Joseph, called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, 24 and Matthias. And when they had prayed, they said,

"Thou, Lord, who knowest the hearts of all men, show 25 which of these two thou hast chosen, that he may take the allotment of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, so that he went to his own place." 26 And their lots were cast: and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles. CH. II. Now when the day of Pentecost* was come, they were 2 all with one consent in the same place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound, as of a rushing mighty wind; 3 and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And divided tongues, as of fire, appeared to them; and a* tongue 4 sat on each of them. And they were all filled with the holy spirit; and began to speak in different languages, as 5 the spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem, Jews, religious men, out of every nation 6 under heaven. And when this report was spread abroad, the multitude came together, and were perplexed, because 7 every man heard them speaking in his own language. And they were all amazed, and wondered, saying one to another, "Behold, are not all these who speak Galileans? 'Gr. went in and out among us. Symonds, 131. N. m. the place, Mss. 3 Gr. that he might go. 4 Or, one tongue, N. m.

* The fiftieth day, reckoning as the law directs, Lev. xxiii. 11, 15, 16.” Newcome.

8 How then hear we every man in our own language in which 9 we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and

dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea and Cappadocia, 10 in Pontus and Asia, in Phrygia and Pamphylia, in Egypt and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers from 11 Rome both Jews and proselytes, Cretans also and Ara

bians; we hear them speaking in our own tongues the won12 derful works of God." And they were all amazed, and doubted, saying one to another, "What can this mean 13 But others, scoffing, said, "These men are full of new 14 wine." But when Peter and the eleven had stood up, he lifted up his voice, and said unto them, "Ye Jews, and all ye who dwell in Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and 15 hearken to my words. For these are not drunken, as ye 16 suppose: since it is but the third hour of the day. But this 17 is what was spoken by the prophet Joel, 'And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, that I will pour out my spirit' upon all flesh and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and 18 your old men shall dream dreams: and on my men-servants


and on my maid-servants I will pour out my spirit in those 19 days; and they shall prophesy: and I will show wonders

in heaven above, and signs on the earth beneath; blood, 20. and fire, and vapour of smoke. The sun shall be turned

into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great 21 and signal day of the Lord come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be 22 delivered ‡.' Ye men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man from God manifested among you by

Gr. of my spirit. 2 Or, men, Sn.

“India, Idumea, Cilicia, Bithynia, Lydia, are different conjectures." Newcome.

+19, 20. "These verses refer to the destruction of Jerusalem." N.


+ Or, whosoever shall acknowledge,” or, “call himself by the name of the Lord." See Wakefield. "The providence of God preserved the Christians, at the time when such unexampled calamities befel the Jews." Newcome. See bishop Pearce. " A man whom God hath attested among you." N.


mighty works and wonders and signs, which God did by 23 him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves [also] know; him being delivered up to you by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, [ye have taken, and] by wicked 24 hands ye have crucified and slain: whom God hath raised up, having loosed the bands of death: because it was not 25 possible that he should be holden by it. For David speaketh concerning him, 'I saw the Lord always before me; for he is on my right hand, so that I cannot be moved. 26 Wherefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue was glad: 27 moreover my flesh also will rest in hope; because3 thou wilt not leave me in the grave; nor suffer thine holy one 28 to see corruption. Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou wilt make me full of joy with thy countenance. 29 Brethren, let me plainly speak to you of the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his sepulchre is 30 among us to this day. Wherefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn to him with an oath, that of the fruit of his loins he would place successors on his 31 throne; he foresaw + this, and spake concerning the resurrection of Christ, that he was not left in the grave, nor did 32 his flesh see corruption. This Jesus God raised up', of 33 which all we are witnesses. Having therefore been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the holy spirit, he hath poured out this, 34 which ye [now] see and hear. For David hath not ascended into the heavens: but he himself saith, 'Jehovah



1 Gr. pains. Or, I set. 3 Or, in hope that, N. m. 4 Gr. my soul. 5 according to the flesh he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne, R. T. These words are wanting in the Alex. Ephr. and Camb. Mss., and are left out of the text by Griesbach and Newcome. 6 his soul, R. T. 7 hath God raised up, N.


"It was unfit in itself, and contrary to the tenour of prophecy." New

+ "The prophecy in its most eminent sense referred to Christ; though it had an inferior sense also, that David should be preserved from death, notwithstanding the malice and power of his enemies." Newcome.

35 said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, until I make 36 thine enemies thy footstool.' Wherefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God made' that Jesus, whom have crucified, himself, both Lord and Christ."




Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter, and to the rest of the apostles, 38" Brethren, what shall we do?" Then Peter said unto them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins; and ye 39 shall receive the gift of the holy spirit. For the promise is to you, and to your children; and to all that are afar off, as 40 many as the Lord our God shall call." And with many other words he testified and exhorted, saying, "Save yourselves from this perverse generation."



Then those who [gladly] received his words were baptized and on that day about three thousand persons were 42 added to the church. And they steadfastly continued in the doctrine of the apostles, and in fellowship, and in the break43 ing of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every


one; and many wonders and signs were done by the 44 apostles. And all who believed were together, and had all 45 things common: and sold their possessions and substance, 46 and parted them among all, as every one had need. And steadfastly continuing in the temple every day with one consent, and breaking bread from house to house, they par47 took of food with gladness, and singleness of heart”, praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord daily added to the church those who were saved3. CH. III. Now Peter and John went up together into the tem2 ple at the hour of prayer, which was the ninth hour. And a certain man, lame from his mother's womb, was carried;


'God hath made, N. 2 crucified, both Lord, N. 3 Gr. souls. 4 Or, to the disciples. Symonds, p. 36. 5 Gr. every soul. day by day, N. 7 Or, simplieity of heart, N.m. Or, added converts daily to the church. See S. 131. Newcome's m.


who was laid daily at the gate of the temple, which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of those that entered into the tem3 ple who, when he saw Peter and John about to go into 4 the temple, asked [to receive] alms. Then Peter and

John earnestly beheld him, and Peter said, "Look on 5 us." And he gave heed to them, expecting to receive 6 something from them. Then Peter said, "Silver and gold I have not but such as I have, I give unto thee. In the 7 name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise and walk." And Peter took him by the right hand, and raised him up; and immediately his feet and ancle bones were strengthened: 8 and leaping up, he stood and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. 9 And all the people saw him walking, and praising God; 10 and they knew that it was he who used to sit for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with astonishment and amazement at that which had befallen 11 him. And as he held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch which is called Solomon's, much astonished.



And when Peter saw it, he said to the people, "Ye men of Israel, why wonder ye at this? or why look ye earnestly on us, as though by our own power or godliness we had 13 made this man to walk? The God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob, even the God of our fathers, hath glorified his servant3 Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had determined to release him, 14 But ye denied the holy and righteous one; and desired a 15 murtherer to be granted unto you; and killed the conduc

tor to life, whom God hath raised from the dead; of which 16 we are witnesses. And his name, through faith therein,

'Or, Then Peter with John having steadfastly fixed his eyes upon him, said. as the lame man who was healed, R. T. and N. 3 See ch, iv. 25; Matt. xii. 18. So Newcome's margin, but in the text he translates Son, N. m. author of life, N. Him that leadeth us to life, Dr. Clarke.

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