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, A CI VIII. Year of our Lord 34 499 racles] which "were done. 14. Now when the apostles. which were 'at Jerusalem, heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they fent unto them Peter and John. 1591 Who when they were come down, prayed for them that they might " receive the holy Ghost. 16. (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them only they were & baptized in the

name of the Lord Jesus) 17. Then m laid they theirhands on them, and they received the holy Ghost. 18. And when Simon faw that through laying on of the apostles hands, Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands,'he may receive the holy Ghost. 20. But Peter said unto him, Thy" money perish with thee, because thou haft thought that the gift of God may be purchated with money. 21. Thou haft neither part nor lot in this matter : for thy heart is not right in the fight of God. 22. Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if pery haps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee. 238 For I perceive that thou art in the P gall of bitterness, and is the bond of iniquity.'" 24. Then ansivered Simon, and faid, 9 Pray ye to the Lord for me, that none of thele things

which : A&s 2. 38. See on A&ts s." ties by shewing mercy to the Poor, 32

if it may be a lengthning of thy + Aets 19. 2. -We have not Tranquillity. Joel 2. 14. Who so much as heard whether there be knoweth, if he will return and reany holy Ghost.

spent, and leave a Blesling behind + Mat. 28. 19. Go ye therefore him. - † ? Tim.2.25: -If God and teach all Nations, baprizing peradventure will give them Repens them in the Name of the Father, and tance to the acknowledging the of the Son, and of the holy Ghost.

Truth. 1 See the Note on Acts 2.38. P + Deut. 29. 18. - Left there

m. Heb. 6. 2. Of the Do&trine hould be among you a Root that of Baptisms, and of laying on of beareth Gall and Wormwood. Deut. See the Note on Aes 32. 32. -Their Grapes are Grapes

of Gal, their Clusters are bitter. 1.4 Mat. 10. 8. Heal the Sick, 151 Heb. 3. 12. Take, heed, Bre, cleanse the Lepers, raise the Dead,thren, left there be in any of you cast out Devils freely ye have an evil Heart of Unbelief, in de received, freely give.' + See 2 King. parting from the living God. 5.16. As the Lord liveth, before Heb. 12. 15. Looking diligently whom I stand, I will receive 20lest any Man fail of the Grace of

God; left any Root of Bitternes • Gen. 27. 12. My Father perad- {pringing up trouble you, and venture will feel me, and I fhall thereby many bę defiled feem to him as a Deceiver. 9. f Exod. 8. 8. --Intreat the

: Dan.4.27:-Break offthy Sins by 25 Lord, that he may take away the Righteousness, and thine Iniqui








which ye have spoken come upon me.

25. And they, when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, returned to Jerufalem, and preached the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans..: 20. And the angel of the Lord 1 pake unto Philip, saying, Arile, and go toward the south, unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem untoGaza,which is defert. 27. And he arose and went: and behold a man of a Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her trealure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, 28. Was returning, and fitting in his chariot, read Elaias the prophet. 29. Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thy self to this chariot. s.30. And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readeft? 31. And he said,

How can I, except fome man should guide me? and he desired Philip that he would come up, and fit with him. 32. The Place of the scripture which he read, was this, He was

led as a sheep to the Naughter, and like a lamb dumb before his fhearer, 10 opened he not his mouth: 33. In his Humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth. 34. And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man? 35. Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same Scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. 36. And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water : and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth


pray thee, of



Frogs from me, and from my Peo-' . fhall be in thine Heart. And thou ple.- + Numb. 21.7. -Pray un. fhalt teach them diligently unto to the Lord that he take away the thy Children, and shalt talk of them Serpents from us. t i King13:

when thou sittest in thine House, 6. Intreat now the Face of the Lord sand when thou walkest by the way thy God, and

for me,

and when thou lieft down, and Hand may be reitored me again. when thou riseft up.

+ Zeph. 3. 10. From beyond d'Rom. 10. 14. How then shall the Rivers of Ethiopia, my Sup

they call on him in whom chey pliants, even the Daughter of my 10 have not believed ? And how fhall dispersed shall bring mine Offer. they believe in him of whom chey

have not beard? and how thall † Joh 12. 20. There were cer they hear without a Preacher? tain Greeks among them, that Isa.

53 7. -He is brought as came up to worship at the Feaft

. 15a Lamb to the Slaughter, and as a © Deut. 6. 6, 7. These Words Sheep before her Shearers is dumbo which I command thee this Day,

To he openeth not his Mouth.


ne to be baptized ? 37. And Philip said, If thou be

ith allthine heart, thou mayft. And he answered and believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. 38. And he

ded the chariot to stand still: and they went down to the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he 1 him. 39. And when they were come up out of the the h Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that ruch saw him no more : and he went on his way g. 40. But Philip was found at Azotus: and pasrough, he preached in all the cities, till he came urea.

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Year of our Lord 35. VD Saul yet breathing out threatnings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high

2. And desired of him letters to Damascus to the ly. ies, that it he found any * of this way [Or, of the whether they were men or women, he might bring bound unto Jerusalem. 3. And as he journeyed, he near Damascus : and suddenly there shined round aim a light from heaven. 4. And he fell to the earth, eard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why perfecuiou 'me?

me? 5. And he said, Who art thou, Lord ? And ord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecuteft: It is d for thee to kick against the pricks. 6. And he tremand aftonished, faid, Lord, " what wilt thou have me to

• do?

Joh. 6. 69.
Joh. 11.27

as I went to Damascus with Au. :9. 20.

+ 1 Joh.4. 19. to thority and Commission from the s. See on Mat. 16.16. chief Priests. ti Cor. 15. 8. Last sat.3.16. Jesus when he was of all he was seen of me also, as of zed, went up straightway out sone born out of due time. le Water.

1 Ifa. 63. 9. In their Affli&ion 1 King. 18.12. + 2 King. 2. he was afflicted

.; Mat. 25. 40, + Ez. 3. 14 See on Mat. &c. Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these

ту Gal. 1. 13.

fi Tim. 1. 13.50 Brethren, ye have done it unto me, in A&ts 8. 3.

&c. 1 Cor. 12. 12. Asche Body is A&ts 22. 6. It came to pass, one, and hath many Members, and as I made my Journey, and was all the Members of that one Body e nigh unto Damascus, about being many, are one Body ; so al n, suddenly there shone from 15

so is Christ. ven a great Light round about

m See on Acts 5:39. + A&s 26. 12. Whereupon n See on A&s 2. 37.




glorifie me. Psal. 91. 15. He thall

do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. 7. And the men which journeyed with him, stood lpeechless, (1) hearing a voice, but seeing no mán. 8. And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he faw no man : but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Dainastus. e. And he was three days without fight, and neither did eat, nor drink. 10. (And there was a certain dilciple at Damascus, named Änarias, and to him said the Lörd in a Vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here

, Lord. 11. And the Lord said unto him, Arile, and go into the street, which is called Straight, and 'enquire in the house of Judas, for one called Saul of Ċ Tarsus: for behold, he

prayeth, 12. And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias, coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his fight. 13. Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy faints at Jerufalem:

14. And here he hath

authority :· + Dan. To. 7. I Daniel alone + A&ts 22.3. I am verily a Man faw the Vision, for the Men that which am a Jew born in Tarsus were with me sam not the Vision : + 2 Cor. 11. 22. Are they Hebrews ? but a great quaking fell upon them, so am I: are they Israelites? so to that they fled to hide them. S am I: are they the Seed of Abrafelves. + Ats 22. 9. They that ham ? so am I. were with me saw indeed the

dJob 22.27. Thou fhalt make Light, and were afraid, but they thy Prayer unto him, and be heard not the Voice of him that fhall hear thee, and thou shalt pay {pake to me. + A&s 26. 13. At to thy Vows. Pfal. 5o. 15. Call up, mid-day, O King, I saw in the

on me in the Day of Trouble ; ! Way, a Light from Heaven, above will deliver thee, and thou shalt the Brightness of the Sun, fhining found about me, and thein which

call upon me, and I will answer journeyed with me.

15 him : I will be with him in Trou13 Aas 22. 11. One Ananias, ble, I will deliver him, and hoa devout Manaccording to the Law, nour chim. Dan. 9. 20. Whiles I having a good Report of all the Jews was speaking and praying, and conwhich dwelt there, came unto me. feffing my Sin, and the sin of my tot Afts 21. 39. Paul said, I am 20 People Israel. Man which am a Jew of Tarsus. e 'See on A&ts 8. 3. ? (1) Here it is said, that the Men wliich journeyed with Saul beards Voice, but Ats 22. 9. it is faid that they that were with him faw the Light, bur beard not the Voite. This Difficulty may be thus folved: They heard a confused found or noise of Words, but they did not so bear as to understand what was spoken. It so often happens to every Man to hear the found of Words spoken to himself, and others, and at the fame time not to underft and them, that I believe this Solution will calily be admise ted. Dr. Whitby takes notice of other Solutions.

from the

chief priests to bind all call on thy name.

Is. But the

Lord faid im, Go thy way: for he is a s chosen vessel ne, to name before the & Gentiles,


bear my


ts 22. 16. : Cor. 1. 2. unto thee for this purpose, to make . 2. 22. See on Acts 9. thee a Minister and a Witness: --Deo che Note on A&ts 2. 21. livering thee from the People, and ere being the first mention from the Gentiles, unto whom now Paul's being called, and or- s I send thee, To open their Eyes, and to be a Preacher, and an to turn them from Darkness to

to the Jews, but more Light. Acts 28.28. Be it known larly to the Gentiles; and therefore unto you, that the Salvachings being often menti- tion of God is sent unto the Gengether, I have put the Re-10 tiles, and that they will hear it. es relating to these Sub + Rom 1.1, 5. Paul, a Servant of n this Place, which I shall Jesus Chrift, called to be an Apostle, 0, when any of them ocó separated unto the Gospel of God. the following Parts of the By whom (Jesus Chrift) we have reTeftament. The Reader ceived Grace and Apoftleship, for O

15 síly apply what relates to bedience to the Faith, among all ing cholen, called, or or Nations for his Name. * Rom. 11. i, what to his Preach. 13. I speak to you Gentiles,in as much ► the Jews, and what to the as I am the Apostle of the Gentiles, I

magnifie mine Office.. + Rom. 15. 13: 2, 46. As they mini 16, 19. That I should be the Mini

the Lord, and fafted, the per of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, hoft said, Separate me Barna- ministring the Gospel of God, that | Saul for the Work where the Offering up of the Gentiles : have called them. Then 25 might be acceptable, being fan&ti. id Barnabas waxed bold, and fied by the Holy Ghost. Through It was necessary that the mighty Signs and Wonders, by the

of God should first have Power of the Spirit of God; to poken to you : but seeing that from Jerusalem, and round a• it from you, and judge 30 bout unto Illyricum, I have fully elves unworthy of everlatt' preached the Gospel of Christ. Gal. Life, 10, we turn to the Gen 1. 1, 12, 15, 16. Paul an Apoftle Acts 18. 6. When they oppo (not of Men, neither by Man, but emselves and blafphemed, he by Jesus Christ, and God the Fahis Raiment, and said unto 3's ther,-) I neither received it of Your Blood be upon your Man, neither was I caught it, but Heads; I am clean : from by the Revelation of Jesus Christ. forth I will go unto the Gen But when it pleafed God, who fe+ Aas 22, 21. Depart: for I parated me from my Mother's end thee far bence unto the 40 Womb, and called me by his Grace, les. Acts 23.11. -The Lord to reveal his Son in me, that I

by him and faid, Be of good "might preach him among the Hear, Paul:' for as thou hast te then.- + Gal. 2. 2,7,8,

9. I went of me in Jerusalem, so must up (tó Jerusalem] by revelation, bear witness alfo 'at Rome. A&ts 45 and communicated to them that 6, 17, 18. Rife, and stand upon Gospel which I preach among the Feet: for I have appeared


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