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th. And at that time there was a great persejust on against the Church which was at Jerusa: : ; and they were all "scattered abroad through2: the regions of Judæa and Samaria, "except
apostles. ! And devout men carried Stephen to his
rial, 'and made great lamentation over him. 2016-3 As for Saul, e he made havock of the
greatly destroyed. Wi. Acts, xi. 19: Now they which were scattered abroad upon ; persecution that arose about Stephen travelled as far as enice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, preaching the word to none 't the Jews only. Acts, i. 13: When they were come in, they went up into upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, d Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, and Bartholomew, and Matew, James the son of Alphæus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas e brother of James. do. ii. 1: When the day of Pentecost as fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
d GEN. xxiii. 2: Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to jeep for her. do. I. 10: They mourned [for Jacob] with a reat and very sore lamentation : and he made a mourning for is father seven days. 2 Sam. iii. 31: Rend your clothes, and gird you with sackcloth, and mourn before Abner.
e Acts, vii. 58. do. ix. 1, 13, 21: And Saul, yet breathing but threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the High Priest. Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem. But all that heard him vere amazed, and said ; Is not this he that destroyed them vhich called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for hat intent, that he might bring them bound unto the Chief Priests? do. xxii. 4, 19: 1 persecuted this way unto the death, sinding and delivering into prisons both men and women. ord, they know that I imprisoned and beat in every synaogue them that believed on thee. do. xxvi. 10, 11: Many of le saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority om the Chief Priests; and when they were put to death Í ve my voice against them. And I punished them oft in ery synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being ceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto ange cities.
1 Cor. xv. 9: I am the least of the apostles, it am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted : Church of God. GAL. i. 13: Ye have heard of my conver
Church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.
4 Therefore they that were fscattered abroad went every where spreaching the word.
5 Then þPhilip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.
6 And the people with 'one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, “hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.
7 For 'unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with “palsies, and that were "lame, were healed.2
8 And there was great joy in that city.
9 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used osorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria,
sation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the Church of God, and wasted it. Phil. iii. 6 : Concerning zeal, persecuting the Church. 1 Tim. i. 13: Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious.
See ou ver. 1. & MAT. X. 23: When they persecute you in this city, flee into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel till the Son of man be come.
b See on Acts, vi. 5.
i 2 Chr. Xxx. 12: Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them one heart to do the commandment of the king and of the princes, by the word of the LORD.
k John, iv. 41, 42: And many more believed because of his own word; and said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.
See on MARK, xvi, 17.
n Mat. xi. 5: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the Gospel preached to them.
• Acts, xiii. 6: When they had gone through the isle of Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus,
giving out that himself was some Pgreat one:
10 9To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.
11 And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had "bewitched them with sorceries. 4
12 But when they sbelieved Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
14 Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John :
15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that "they might receive the Holy Ghost:
* magical arts. Wh. 5 Gr. signs and great miracles. A V. Gover
P Acts, v. 36: Before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody. 2 Tim. iii. 2,5: For men shall be overs of their ownselves, covetous, boasters, proud, blashemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, having a prm of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such urn away.
9 2 Cor. xi. 19, 20: For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye burselves are wise. For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bndage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man kalt himself.
r GAL. iii. 1: O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you,
16 (For 'as yet he was fallen upon none of them : only they were baptized in the 'name of the Lord Jesus.
17 Then Ylaid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, "he offered them money,
19 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 hast thought that
Acts, xix. 2: We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.
W MAT. xxviii. 19: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Acts, 7. 38: Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
* ACTS, X. 48: And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. do. xix. 5, 6: When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. 1 Cor. i, 13: Is Christ divided ? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
Y ACTs, vi. 6: Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed they laid their hands on them. do. xix. 6: And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came upon them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. HEB. vi. 2: Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands.
21 Tim. vi, 5: Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness : from such withdraw thyself.
a 2 Kings, v. 15, 16: And he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant. But he said, As the Lord liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. Mat. x. 8: Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils : freely ye have received, freely give.
bthe gift of God may be purchased with money.
21 Thou hast neither part nor lot? in this matter : for d thy heart is not right in the sight of God.
22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine. heart may be forgiven thee.
23 For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the sbond of iniquity.?
* fellowship. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Gen. 8 full of bitter gall, Co. Ma. Cr. I wrapped in iniquity, Ma, Cr.
b Acts, ii. 38: The words under ver. 16. ACTS, X. 45: And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also. was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. do. xi. 17: Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God?
JOSHUA, xxii. 25 : For the Lord hath made Jordan a border between us and you, ye children of Reuben and children of Gad; ye have no part in the LORD: so shall your children make our children cease from fearing the LORD.
Ps. Ixxviii. 36, 37 : Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues. For their heart was not right with him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant. Ezek. xiv. 3: Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumbling block of their iniquity before their face: should I be inquired of at all by them?
e Dan. iv.27: Break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine, iniquities by showing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity. Joel, ii. 14: Who knoweth if he vill return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him? 2 Tim. ji. 25: If God peradventure will give them repentance o the acknowledging of the truth.
f DEUT. xxix. 18 : Lest there should be among you—a root, hat beareth gall and wormwood. do. xxxii. 32: Their grapes re grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter. Jer. iv. 18: Thy ay and thy doings have procured these things unto thee; his is thy wickedness, because it is bitter, because it reacheth hto thine heart. Heb.iii. 12: Take heed, brethren, lest there e in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from e living God, do. xii. 15: Looking diligently lest any man il of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing • trouble you, and thereby many be defiled. s Ps, exvi. 16: O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy