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a and kings, and the children of Israel. 16. For I will shew him how great things he must • suffer for my names fake. 17. And Ananias went his way, end entred into the house; and · putting his hands on him, said, Brother Saul, the Lord (even Jelus that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest) hath sent me, that thou mightít receive thy fight, and be filled with the holy Ghost. 18. And immediately there fell from his eyes“ as, it had been

scales ;

Gentiles. When they saw that saying, that Bonds and Aflictions : the Gospel of the Uncircumcifion was bide me. + A&ts 21. 11,33.- (Acommitted unto me, as the Go- gabus) took Pauls Girdle,and bound spel of the Circumcision was unto his own Hands and Feet, and said, Peter, (For he that wrought ef 5 Thus faith the holy Ghost, So fectually in, Peter to the Apostlethall the Jews bind the Man that fhip of the Circumcision, the fame owneth this Girdle, and shall deliwas mighty in me towards the Gen ver him into the Hands of the Gentiles.) And when James, Cephas, tiles. The chief Captain came and John, who seemed to be Pile 10 near and took him, and commanded lars, perceived the Grace that was him to be bound with two Chains ; given unto me, they gave to me and demanded who he was, and and Barnabas the right hands of what he had done. A&s 24. 27. Fellowship ; that we should go --Felix willing to fhew the Jews a unto the Heathen, and they unto the Pleasure left

. Paul bound. Aas 26.1 Circumcision. Eph. 3. 2, 7, 8.


29. I would to God, that not only If ye have heard of the Difpenfation thou, but also all that hear me this of the Grace of God, which is given Day, were both almost, and altoge: me to you-ward. Whereof [the ther such as I am, except these Gospel] I was made a Minister, ac- 20 Bonds. A&s 28. 20. For the bope cording to the Gift of the Grace of Israel I am bound with this of God given unto me.-

Chain. + 2 Cor. 6. 4. In all who am less than the least of all things approving our felves as the Saints is this Grace given, that I Ministers of God, in much Pati. hould preach among the Gentiles the ence, in Aflictions, in Neceffiries, in unfearchable Riches of Chrift. 25 Diftrefjes. * 2 Cor. 11. 23. -In Las t 1 Tim. 2. 7. Whereunto I am bours more abundant, in Stripes a. ordained a Preacher and an Apostle, bove measure, in Prisons more frea Teacher of the Gentiles in Faith quent, in Deaths oft. and verity. T2Tim. 1.11. Whereunto 'The Apostle mentions his I amappointed a Preacher, and an Apofflé

, 30' Bonds, or Chain, or his being a and a Teacher of the Gentiles. 2 Tim. Soner, in the following Places

, 4. 17. The Lord stood with me,

Eph. 3. 1. and strengthned me, that by me

Phil. 1.7,13,14, 16. Col. the Preaching might be fully known,

4.3, 18. and that all the Gentiles might 35' 2. 9. Philem. Verfes 1, 9, hear.

+ Acts 22. 12. And one Angni. 3 + A&ts 25. 22. Then Agrippa

as, a devout Man according to the said, ro Feftus, I would hear the Law, having a good Report of Man my lelf: To Morrow, said the Jews which dwelt there. he, thou shalt hear him.


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scales; and he received fight forthwith, and arose, and tvas baptized. 19. And when he had received meat, he was strengthned. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damafcus. 20. And straightway he preached Chrift in the fynagogues, that he is the Son of God.- 21. But all that heard him were amazed, and faid, Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name' in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the chief priests? 22. But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt .at Damascus, proving that this is very "Chrift. 23. And after that many days were fulfilled; the Jews took coun- Year of our sel to kill him :: 24. But their laying await was known of Saul: and they watched the gates day and night to kill him. - 25. Then the disciples took him by night, and 5 let him down by the wall in a basket. 26. And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he afsayed to joyn himself to the disciples : but they were all s'afraid of him, and believed not that he was a disciple. 27. But' Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them, how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him; and how he had preached m boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus. 28. And n he was with them coming in, and going out at Jerufalem. 29. And he 'spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus, and disputed againft the o-Grecians: but they went about to slay him. 30. Which when the brethren knew, they brought him down to Cesarea, and sent him forth to Tarsus.

31. See on Mat. 16. 16.

i f Acts 22. 17. It came to pass, 2 Cor. 11. 32, 33. In Damas that when I was come again to Jecus, the Governour under Aretas the rafalem, even while I prayed in the King, kept the City of the Dama Temple, I' was in a Trance. scenes with a Garisor, desirous tos k Mat. 10. 17. Beware of Men, for apprehend me : · And through a they will deliver you up to CounWindow in a Basket was I let down cils by the Wall, and escaped his it Acts 4. 36, 37. Joses, who by Hands.

the Apostles was firnamed BarnshtJosh. 2. 15. (Rahab] let them 10 bas, - having land, fold it.down by a Cord through the Win:

in See on Acts 4. 29. dow : for her House was upon the

nt Gal. 1. 18. After chree Years B Town-Wall. t 1 Sam. 19. 12. I went up to Jerusalem, to see Pe. So Michal let David down through

abode with him fifteen a Window: and he went and fled 15 Days. and escaped.

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31. Then had the churches rest throughout all Judea, and Galilee, and Samariaz and were edified, and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the holy Ghost,

were multiplied: 32. And it came to passjas Year of our a Peter pailed throughout all quarters, he came Lord 38.

down also to the faints which dwelt at Lydda.

33. And there he found a certain man named Eneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and was fick of the palfie. 34. And Peter said unto him; Eneas, Jesus Chrift maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately. : 35. And all that dwelt at Lyddaj and • Saron, saw him, and turned to the Lord. 36. Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha; which by interpretation is called * Dorcas (Or, Doe, or, Roe]: this woman was full of a good works and alms-deeds which the did. 37. And it came to pass in those days, that the was fick; and died : whom when they had wafhed, they laid her

upper chamber. 38. And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, defiring him that he would not * delay [Or, be grieved] to come to them. 39. Then Peter arose, and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper-chamber and all the widows stood by him weeping, and thewing the coats and garments which Dorcas inade while she was with them. 40. But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down and prayed, and turning him to the body, faid, Tabitha, arile

. And she opened her eyes and when the law Peter, the fat up: 41. And he gave her his hand, and lift her up, and when he had called the faints and widows, presented her a. live. 42. And it was known throughout all Joppa : and

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great Lamentation over him. ders.

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our Lord 41. HERE was a certain man in Cefarea, called Cornes

lius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, 2. Ak deyout man, and one that feared God, with all his

house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God m alway: 3. He saw in a vision evidently, about the ninth hour of the day, ann 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 hiin, 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 firname is Pe

6. He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whole house is by the sea-side: he shall ? tell thee what thou oughtest to do. 7. And when the angel which fpake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his houshold servants, and a devout foldier of them that waited on him continually: 8. And when he had declared all these things unto them, he sent them to Joppa. 9. f on the morrow as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, ' Peter went up up


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ing in Prayer, even the Man Gas Aets. 2. 5. There were dwel. briel, whom I had seen in the Vilia ling at Jerusalem Jews, devout Ment on at the Beginning, being caused out of every Nation underHeaven. to fie swiftly, touched me about Ads 13.16. Men of Israel, and ye that sthe Time of the Evening Oblafear God give audience. Acts 17:4. tion. -Ofthe devout Greeks a great Multi • Pfal. 141. 2. Let my Prayer tude (believed). Acts 13.43

be set forth before thee as Incense ; Many of the Jews and religious Pro and the lifting up of my Hands, as felytes followed Paul and Barna- 10 the Evening Sacrifice. Heb. 13.16. bas. : Afts 22.12. One Ananias, Todo good, and to communicate, a devout Man according to the forget not : for with such Sarria Law

fices God is well.pleased. Rev. 8.3; Gen. 18. 19. I know him that Another Angel came and stood ac he will command his children, and is the Altar, having a golden Censer ; his Houshold after him, and they and there was given to him much tall keep the Way of the Lord. - Incense, that he should offer ic with

24. 15: --As for me and my the Prayers of all Saints. House, we will serve the Lord.

pi: Acts 9. 43. m See on Luk. 18. I.

9 Ver. 22, 32. AAs 18. 14. Dan. 9.21. Whiles I was speak. It Acts 11.5;

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on the": house-top to pray, about the sixth hour. 10. & he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but when they made ready, he fell into a trance,

11. And saw "DA ven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and down to the earth: 12.' Wherein were all manner of face footed beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creep things, and fowls of the air. 13. And there came a to him, Rife, Peter; kill, and eat.

14. But Peter Not lo, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that common or unclean. 15. And the voice spake unto him gain the second time, What God hath f cleanses, the di not thou common. 16. This was done thrice: and vessel was received up again into heaven. Peter doubted in himself what this vifion which he seen, should mean; behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius, had made enquiry for Simons house, and fio before the gate, 18. And called, and asked whether mon, which was firnamed Peter, were lodged there. q While Peter thought on the Vision, the spirit fait to him, Behold, three men seek thee. fore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting thing: for I have sent them. 21. Then Peter wenta to the men which were fent unto him from Cornelius

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my Voice.

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and the Coney ; for these where they were gathered toge. the Cud, but divide not che tu ther.

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, 6 Pfal. 55. 17. Evening and 5 you. + Ezek. 4. 14. Then La Morning, and at Noon will I pray, Ab Lord God, behold, my and cry aloud: and he shall hear hath not been polluted: forti

my Youth up even till now, Ć See on A&ts 7. 56.

I not eaten of that which a Luk. 13. 29. They fhall come 10 it self, or is torn in Pieces, Bar from the East, and from the West, came there abominable Floßbizton and from the North, and from the Mouth. South, and shall sit down in the ft Rom. 14. 17, 20. 1 Kingdom of God.

4. 4. Tit. 1.15. See 1 : Lev. 11. 4. These shall ye 15 i5. 11. not eat of them that chew the Cud, 8 + A&ts 15. 7. Peter record or of them that divide the Hoof: and said unto them, Mea, as the Camel, because he chewerh

Brethren, ye know that i. the Cud, but divideth not the while ago, God made choice Hoof; he is unclean unto you. 20 us, that the Gentiles by my + Deut. 14. 7. These ye shall not should hear the Word of the eat, of them that chew the Cud, spel and believe. or of them that divide the cloven

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