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ACTS XII. 23–25.-XII. 1, 2.

A. D. 45. a And immediately the angel of the And when he had considered the Lord smote him, because he gave not thing, he came to the house of Mary God the glory; and he was eaten of the mother of Jobn, whose sumame worms, and gave up the ghost.

was Mark; where many were gaa And the LORD sent an angel,

thered together, praying, ver. 12. which cut off all the mighty men of valour, and the leaders and captains,

CHAP. XIII.-VER. 1. in the camp of the king of Assyria : "Ησαν δέ τινες εν 'Αντιοχεία κατά την ού80 he returned with shame of face to σαν εκκλησίαν προφήται και διδάσκαλοι, , his own land. And when he was | 5, τε Βαρνάβας και Συμεών και καλούμενος come into the house of his god, they Niyep, xai noixtes ó Kugnyeres, Marzáy TE that carne forth of his own bowels | Ηρώδου του τετράρχου σύντροφος, και slew him there with the sword, Laudos. 2 Chron. xxxii. 21. Son of man, say

Now there were in the church that was unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith

at Antioch, a certain prophets and teach. the Lord God, Because thine heart is

ers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that iras lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a god, I sit in the seat of God, in the Manaen, which had been brought up

called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. heart as the heart of God, Ezek. * Or, Herod's foster-brother. Xxviii. 2. Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Because thou hast set from Jerusalem unto Antioch, Acts

a And in these days came prophets thine heart as the heart of God; Be- xi. 27. Paul also and Bamabas hold, therefore, I will bring strangers continued in Antioch, teaching and upon thee, the terrible of the nations : and they shall draw their swords preaching the word of the Lord, with against the beauty of thy wisdom, many others also, Iv. 35. Haring and they shall defile thy brightness.

then gifts differing according to the They shall bring thee down to the grace that is given to us, whether propit, and thou shalt die the deaths of phecy, let us prophesy according to the them that are slain in the

midst of the proportion of faith; Or ministry, but

us wait on our ministering ; or he that

teacheth, on teaching; Or he that VER. 24.

exhorteth, on exhortation : he that 'O dè déyos TOű @tou nutave xal iman giveth, let him do it with simplicity; θύνετο. .

he that ruleth, with diligence; he that But the word of God grew and mul- sheweth. mercy, with cheerfulness, tiplied.

Rom. xii. 6, 7. Now ye are the body

of Christ, and members in particular. a See on chap. vi. ver. 7. clause 1. And God hath set some in the Church;

first, apostles ; secondarily, prophets ; VER. 25.

thirdly, teachers ; after that, miracles; Bapvébas dà xal Laïkos iwlotesfay it then gifts of healings, helps, govern. 'lepousaampe, Tangáscartes TN Staxovlay, ments, diversities of tongues, 1 Cor. Guustapałacóvtis nai 'Imárny tôn émixan xii. 27, 28. And he gave some, apoθέντα Μάρκον. .

stles; and some, prophets; and some, a And Barnabas and Saul returned evangelists; and some, pastors and from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled teachers; For the perfecting of the their ministry, and took with them saints, for the work of the ministry, b John, whose surname was Mark.

for the edifying of the body of Christ,

Eph. iv. 11, 17. • Or, charge. Then the disciples, every man ac

VER. 2. cording to his ability, determined to Λειτουργούντων δε αυτών του Κυρίου και send relief unto the brethren which νηστευόντων, είπε το πνεύμα το άγιον dwelt in Judæa : Which also they did, 'Apocitats dh peo! TÁV TE Bapváßar sal and sent it to the elders by the hands | τον Σαύλον εις το έργον και προσκεκλημα of Barnab and Saul, Acts xi. 29, 30. autoús.

seas, 6-8.

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ACTS XIII. 2-11.

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As they ministered to the Lord a und And when they had gone through the fasted, bthe Holy Ghost said, Separate isle unto Paphos, a they found a certain me Barnabas and Saul d for the work sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose whereunto I have called them.

name was Bar-jesus: a See on Matt. vi. ver. 16. clause 1. a See on chap. viii. ver. 9. • See on chap. viii. ver. 29.

VER. 7. cAnd thou shalt set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and

“ον ήν συν τω ανθυπάτ Σεργίω Παύλο, offer them for an offering unto the | ανδρί συνετών ούτος προσκαλεσάμενος ΒαρLORD. Thus shalt thou separate the καζαν και Σαύλον, επεζήτησεν ακούσαι τον Levites from among the children ο λόγος του Θεού. Israel: and the Levites shall be mine, Which was with the deputy of the Numb. viii. 13, 14. Paul a servant country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent inan; of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, who called for Barnabas and Saul, and separated unto the Gospel of God, desired to heur the word of God. Rom. i. 1. (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship

VER. 8. of the circumcision, the same was

'Ανθίστατο δε αυτούς 'Ελύμας ο μάγος τοighty in me toward the Gentiles :) (ούτω γαρ μεθερμηνεύεται το όνομα αυτού)

And when James, Cephas, and John, | ζητών διαστρέψαι τον ανθύπατον από της * who seemed to be pillars, perceived | πίστεως.

the grace that was given unto me, But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is they gave to me and Barnabas the his name by interpretation) withstood right hands of fellowship; that we them, seeking to turn away the deputy should go unto the heathen, and they from the faith. unto the circumcision, Gal. ii. 8, 9. See on Matt. ix. ver. 38. clause 3.

VER. 9.

Σαύλος δε (ο και Παύλος) πλησθείς VER. 3.

Πνεύματος αγίου, και ατενίσας εις αυτόν, Τότε νηστεύσαντες και προσευξάμενοι, και επιθέντες τας χείρας αυτούς, απέλυ- a filled with the Holy Ghost, et his eyes

Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,)

on him, a And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them,

a See on chap. ii, ver. 4. clause 1. they sent them away.

VER. 10. a See on chap. vi. ver. 6.

Είπεν: Ω πλήρης παντός δόλου και πάVER. 4.

σης ραδιουργίας, υιε διαβόλου, έχθρέ πάσης Ούτοι μεν ούν, εκπεμφθέντες υπό του δικαιοσύνης, ου παύση διαστρέφων τας Πνεύματος του αγίου, κατήλθον εις την οδούς Κυρίου τας ευθείας; Σελεύκειαν, εκείθεν τε απέπλευσαν εις την And said, full of all subtilty and Κύπρον.

all mischief, a thou child of the devil, So they, being sent forth by the Holy thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt Ghost, departed unto Seleucia ; and thou not cease to pervert the right ways from thence they sailed to Cyprus.

of the Lord ?

a See on John viii. ver. 38. clause 2. VER. 5. Και γενόμενοι έν Σαλαμίνι, κατήγγελλον

VER. 11. τον λόγον του Θεού εν ταϊς συναγωγαίς των Και νύν ιδού, χείρ του Κυρίου επί σί· και Ιουδαίων· είχαν δε και Ιωάννην υπηρέτην. έση τυφλός, μη βλέπων τον ήλιον άχρι

And when they were at Salamis, they καιρού. Παραχρήμα δε επέπεσεν επ' αυτόν preached the word of God in the syna

αχλύς και σκότος και περιάγων εζήτει gogues of the Jews: and they had also xeipa yoryous. John to their minister.

And now, behold, the hand of the

Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be VER. 6.

blind, not seeing the sun for a season. Διελθότες δε την νήσον έχει pov, And immediately there fell on him a ευρόν τινα μάγος ψευδοπροφήτην Ιουδαίον, mist and a darkness ; and he went about & όνομα Βαρϊησούς,

seeking some to lead him by the hand. VOL. II.

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ACTS XIll. 12–17.

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found the place where it was written, VER. 12.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, Τότε ιδών ο ανθύπατος το γεγονός, επί- | because he hath anointed me to στευσεν, έκπλησσόμενος επί τη διδαχή του | preach the Gospel to the poor; he Kupiou.

hath sent me to heal the brokenThen the deputy, when he saw what hearted, to preach deliverance to the was done, believed, being astonished at captives, and recovering of sight to the doctrine of the Lord.

the blind, to set at liberty them that

are bruised, To preach the acceptable VER. 13.

year of the Lord. And he closed the 'Αναχθέντες δε από της Πάφου οι περί | book, and he gave it again to the miTè naõov, fabor eis népzme tris Nappu- nister, and sat down. And the eyes λίας Ιωάννης δε αποχωρήσας απ' αυτών, | of all them that were in the synaεπέστρεψεν εις Ιεροσόλυμα.

gogue were fastened on him, Lake iv. Now when Paul and his company

16-20.

VER. 16. loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia : 2 and John departing

'Αναστάς δε Παύλος, και καταστείσας from them returned to Jerusalem. τη χειρί, είπεν: "Ανδρες Ισραηλίται, και

οι φοβούμενοι τον Θεόν, ακούσατε. a And Bamabas determined to take with them Joha, whose surname was

Then Paul stood up, and beckoning Mark. But Paul thought not good to with his hand said, Men of Israel, and take him with them, who departed ye thut feur God, give audience. from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work, Acts xv.

VER. 17. 37, 38.

ο Θεός του λαού τούτου Ισραήλ έξιVER. 14.

λέξατο τους πατέρας ημών, και τον λαό Αυτοί δε διελθόντες από της πέργης, πα- ύψωσεν εν τη παροικία εν γή Αιγύστα, ρεγένοντο εις 'Αντιόχειαν της Πισιδίας, και και μετά βραχίονος υψηλού εξήγαγεν αυεισελθόντες εις την συναγωγήν τη ημέρα

τους εξ αυτής. . των σαββάτων, εκάθισαν.

a The God of this people of Israel chose But shen they departed from Perga, when they dwelt as strangers in the

our fathers, and exalted the people. they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and land of Egypt, and with an high arm went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down.

brought he them out of it.

a See on chap. vii. ver. 2, 3. VER. 15.

b Thy fathers went down into Egypt Metà dè tùy áváyuussy toũ vópou sai with threescore and ten persons, and των προφητών, απίστειλαν οι αρχισυνάγω- now the LoRD thy God hath made γοι προς αυτούς, λέγοντες: "Ανδρες αδελφοί, | thee as the stars of heaven for multisi foto aéyos év ünit napaxancias apòc ròx tude, Deut. x. 22. Israel also came λαόν, λέγετε.

into Egypt, and Jacob sojourned in

the land of Ham, And he increased And after the reading of the law, his people greatly, and made them and the prophets the rulers of the syna- stronger than their enemies, Psal. cv. gogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men 23, 24. Now the sojourning of the and brethren, if ye have any word of children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, exhortation for the people, say on. was four hundred and thirty years.

• For Moses of old time hath in And it came to pass at the end of the every city them that preach him, four hundred and thirty years, even being read in the synagogues every the self-same day it came to pass, sabbath-day, Acts xv. 21. And he that all the hosts of the LORD went came to Nazareth, where he had been out from the land of Egypt. It is a brought up : and, as his custom was, night to be much observed unto the he went into the synagogue on the Lord for bringing them out from the sabbath-day, and stood up for to read. land of Egypt; this is that night of And there was delivered unto him the the LORD to be observed of all the book of the prophet Esaias. And children of Israel in their generations, when he had opened the book, he Exod. xii. 40-42.

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ACTS XII. 18-21.

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VER. 18.

up judges, then the LORD was with

the judge, and delivered them out of Και ως τεσσαρακονταετή χρόνον ετρο- the hand of their enemies all the days ποφόρησεν αυτούς εν τη ερήμω.

of the judge : for it repented the LORD a And about the time of forty years because of their groanings, by reason suffered he their manners in the wil- of them that oppressed them and derness.

vexed them, Judg. ii. 16–18. *Gr. Tporopéencev, perhaps for impo

b And Samuel grew, and the LORD popópnosy, bore, or, fed them, as a nurse

was with him, and did let none of his beareth, or, feedeth her child, Deut. words fall to the ground. And all i. 31, according to the Lxx. and so Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, Chrysostom.

knew that Samuel was established to

be a prophet of the LORD. And the a See on chap. vii. ver. 36. clause 2. Lord appeared again in Shiloh : for VER. 19.

the LORD revealed himself to Samuel Kai na Stran žom ittà év grñ Xavaar, in Shiloh by the word of the Lord, κατεκληροδότησεν αυτοίς την γήν αυτών. .

1 Sam. iii. 19-21. a And when he had destroyed seven

VER. 21. nations in the land of Chanaan, b he di Κακείθεν ητήσαντο, βασιλέα, και έδωκεν vided their land to them by lot.

αυτοίς ο Θεός τον Σαούλ υιόν Κίς, άνδρα εκ * When the LoRD thy God shall | φυλής Βενιαμίν, έτη τεσσαράκοντα: bring thee into the land whither thou

a And afterward they desired a king : goest to possess it, and hath cast out

band God gave unto them Saul the son many nations before thee, the Hit of Cis

, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, tites, and the Girgashites, and the by the space of forty years. Amorites, and the Canaanites, and a Then all the elders of Israel gathe Perizzites, and the Hivites, and thered themselves together, and came the Jebusites, seven nations greater to Samuel unto Ramah, And said unto and mightier than thou, Deut vii. 1. him, Behold, thou art old, and thy And ye went over Jordan, and came sons walk not in thy ways: now make unto Jericho: and the men of Jericho us a king to judge us like all the na. fought against you, the Amorites, and tions, 1 Šam. viii. 4,5. the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, b And when Samuel had caused all and the Hittites, and the Girgashites, the tribes of Israel to come near, the the Hivites, and the Jebusites; and tribe of Benjamin was taken. When I delivered them into your hand, he had caused the tribe of Benjamin Josh. xxiv. 11.

to come near by their families, the See on chap. vii.ver. 45. clause 2. family of Matri was taken, and Saul, VER. 20.

the son of Kish, was taken ; and when Και μετά ταύτα, ŠTETI TETAXO found. Therefore they 'inquired of

they sought him, he could not be σίοις και πεντήκοντα, έδωκε κριτές έως the LORD further, if the man should Σαμουήλ του προφήτου. .

yet come thither. And the LORD * And after that he gave unto them answered, Behold, he bath hid himjudges about the space of four hundred self among the stuff

. And they ran and fifty years, buntil Samuel the pro- and fetched him thence: and when phet.

he stood among the people, he was a Nevertheless the LORD raised up higher than any of the people, from judges, which delivered them out of his shoulders and upward. And sathe hand of those that spoiled them. muel said to all the people, See ye And yet they would not hearken unto him whom the Lord hath chosen, their judges, but they went a whor, that there is none like him among all ing after other gods, and bowed them the people? And all the people shoutselves into them : they turned quick- ed, and said, God save the king! ly out of the way which their fathers 1 Sam. x. 20—24. And all the people walked in, obeying the command. went to Gilgal; and there they made ments of the LORD; but they did not Saul king before the Lord in Gilgal; so And when the LORD raised them and there they sacrificed sacrifices of

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ACTS XIII. 21-26,

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peace-offerings before the LORD; and the men of Jabesh-gilead were they there Saul and all the men of Israel that buried Saul, 2 Sam. ii. 4. rejoiced greatly, xi. 15.

© But now thy kingdom shall not

continue: the Lord hath sought him VER. 22.

a man after his own heart, and the και μεταστήσας αυτόν, ήγειρεν αυτοίς LORD hath commanded him to be capTè sa bid, els facinéa, q xal elne Map- tain over his people, because thou hast τυρήσας: Εύρος Δαβίδ τον του Ιεσσαί, not kept that which the LORD comavåga ratà in rapolar nou, os maintai manded thee, 1 Sam. xiii. 14. σάντα τα θελήματά μου. .

VER. 23. a And when he had removed him, bhe raised up unto them Durid to be their Τούτου ο Θεόςά πο του σπέρματος κατ' king ; c to whom also he gave testimony, émarreríay ryenge tỘ logara TXTāga, 'inand said, I have found David the son of soir, Jesse, a man after mine own heart, a of this man's seed hath God accord. which shall fulfii all my will.

ing to his promise raised unto Israel a a And Samuel said to Saul, Thou Saviour, Jesus : hast done foolishly: thou hast not

a See on Matt. i. ver. 1. clause 2. kept the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee;

VER. 24. for now would the LORD have esta Προκηρύξαντος Ιωάννου προ προσώπου blished thy kingdom upon Israel for της εισόδου αυτού βάπτισμα μετανάας ; ever. But now thy kingdom shall | παντί τω λαώ Ισραήλ. not continue : the Lord hath sought a When John had first preached behim a man after his own heart, and fore his coming b the baptism of repentthe Lord hath commanded him to be

ance to all the people of Israel. captain over his people, because thou

a See on Matt. iii. ver. 1. clauses hast not kept that which the LORD commanded thee, 1 Sam. xiii. 13, 14.

2, 3.

b See on Matt, iii. ver. 2. 6. 8. Then came the word of the LORD unto Samuel, saying, It repenteth me

VER. 25. that I have set up Saul to be king : Ως δε έπλήρου και Ιωάννης του δρόμου, for he is turned back from following | έλεγε: Τίνα με υπονοείτε είναι και ουκ είμαι me, and bath not performed my com- fyà, åxa' idoù, ŠPZETA! PET' fui, ci sia mandments, xii. 10, 11. Then said eiui ä&cog rò imodua tão modãy Aussi. Samuel, Wherefore then dost thou

a And as John fulfilled his course, ko ask of me, seeing the Lord is de said, Whom think ye that I am? I am parted from thee, and is become thine

not he. But, behold, there cometh one enemy? And the Lord hath done to him as he spake by me : for the LORD after me, whose shoes of his feet I am hath rent the kingdom out of thine

not worthy to loose. hand, and given it to thy neighbour,

a See on John i. ver. 20. even to David, xxviii. 16, 17.

VER. 26. b And the LORD said unto Samuel, "Ανδρες αδελφοί, υιοί γένους 'Αβραάμ, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, xai oi ex ipīv Doboreevol Toy Bedr, ipeło seeing I have rejected him from reign- | ο λόγος της σωτηρίας ταύτης απεστάλη. ing over Israel i Fill thine horn with oil, and go; I will send thee to Jesse Stock of Abraham, and whosoever among

Men and brethren, a children of the the Bethlehemite : for I have provided me a king among his sons, 1 Sam. you feareth God, to you is b the word of xvi. 1. Then Samuel took the horn

this salvation sent. of oil, and anointed him in the midst a See on Matt. iii. ver. 9. clause 2. of his brethren : and the Spirit of the

b The same followed Paul and us, Lord came upon David from that day and cried, saying, These men are the forward. So Samuel rose up, and servants of the most high God, which went to Ramah, 13. And the men of show unto us the way of salvation, Judah came, and there they anointed Acts xvi. 17. For I am not ashamed David king over the house of Judah. of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the And they told David, saying, That I power of God unto salvation to every

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