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40 But Peter "put them all forth, and "kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, 'Tabitha, arise. And she opened her

eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.

41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, "he presented her alive.

42 And it was known throughout all Joppa ; aand many believed in the Lord.

43 And it came to pass, that he tarried many days in Joppa with one "Simon a tanner.

CHAP. X. 1 Cornelius, a devout man, 5 being commanded by an angel, sendeth for

Peter : 11 who, by a vision, 15, 20 is taught not to despise the Gen-
tiles : 34 as he preacheth Christ to Cornelius and his company, 44 the
Holy Ghost falleth on them, 48 and they are baptized.
A. D. 41.

THERE was a certain man in Cæsarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, 2 A adevout man, and one that "feared God

captain. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Gen. Mat. ix. 25 : But when the people were put forth, he weni in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.

w See on Acts, vii. 60.

* 2 Kings, iv. 33: [Elisha] went in-and prayed unto the LORD.

y MARK, v. 41, 42: And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise. And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment. John, xi. 43: And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

2 1 Kings, xvii. 23 : And Elijah took the child, and brought him down out of the chamber into the house, and delivered him unto his mother: and Elijah said, See, thy son liveth.

a John, xi. 45: Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him. do. xii. 11: Because that by reason of him [Lazarus] many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus. Acts, x. 6.

CHAP. X. a Ver. 22. Acts, ii. 5: There were dwelling at Jerusalem


with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.

3 He saw in a vision evidently? about the ninth hour of the day an 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 him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorialo before God.

2 openly. Wi. Co. 3 Who art thou? Wi. Ma. Cr. Bi. Gen. Rh. Pu.

* into remembrance. Co.

Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. do. viii. 2: And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him. do. xiii. 16, 43: Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience. Many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas. do. xvii. 4: Of the devout Greeks a great multitude [believed]. do. xxii. 12: One Ananias, a devout man according to the law.

• Ver. 35. Eccles. vii. 18: It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this, yea, also from this withdraw not thine hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth of them all.

Gen. xviii. 19: I know him, that he will command his children and his houshold after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD. JOSHUA, xxiv. 15: As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. Ps. ci. 2, &c: I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart, &c. Acts, xviii. 8: And Crispus, the chief ruler of the synagogue, believed on the Lord with all his house; and many of the Corinthians hearing believed, and were baptized.

d See on LUKE, xviii. 1.

e Ver. 30. Dán. ix. 21: Whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation. Acts, xi. 13. Heb. i. 14: Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation ?

*Ps. cxli. 2: Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Isa. xlv. 19 : I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth : I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain : I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right. Heb.xiii

. 16: To do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well

5 And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter :

6 He lodgeth with one & Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall htell thee what thou oughtest to do.

7 And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his houshold servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually ;

8 And when he had declared all these things unto them, he sent them to Joppa.

9 q On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, 'Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the'sixth hour:

10 And he became very hungry, and would have eaten : but while they made ready, he fell into a trance,

11 And saw "heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth :

12 Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

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worms. Co. Ma. Cr.

pleased. Rev. viii. 3: Another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints.

& Acts, ix. 43.
h Ver. 22, 32, Acts, xi. 14.
i Acts, xi. 5, &c.

k Acts, xx. 8: There were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together.

1 Ps. lv. 17: Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud; and he shall hear my voice.

m See on Acts, vii. 56.

- Luke, xiii. 29: They shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.

13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.

14 But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I haye 'never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.

15 And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath P cleansed, that call not thou common.

16 This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.

17 Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean,

behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made 'enquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate,

18 And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there.

19 While Peter thought on the vision, "the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee. 20 Arise therefore, and get thee down, and

'purified. Gen. Rh, We. 8 mused. Ma.

• Lev. xi. 4: These shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. do. xx. 25: Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean : and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean. Deut.xiv.3,7: Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing. These ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof; therefore they are unclean unto you. Ezek. iv. 14: Then said I, Ah Lord God! behold, my soul hath not been polluted: for from my youth up even till now have I not eaten of that which dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces; neither came there abominable flesh into my mouth.

P See on MAT. xv. 11. 9 Acts, ix. 43. "Acts, xi. 12. $ Acts, xv. 7: Peter rose up, and said unto them, Men and

go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them.

21 Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what is the cause wherefore ye are come?

22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of "good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God' by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee.

23 Then called he them in, and lodged them. And on the morrow Peter went away with them, and certain brethren from Joppa accompanied him.

24 And the morrow 10 after they entered into Cæsarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and had called together his kinsmen and nearl friends.

25 And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped 12 him.

26 But Peter took him up, saying, "Stand up; I myself also am a man.

9 has been divinely admonished. Pu. the third day. Cr. Il special. Co. Ma. CT. B. Rh. reverenced. Pu. brethren, ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should hear the word of the Gospel, and believe.

1 Ver. 1, 2, &c.

u Acts, xxii. 12: One Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews which dwelt there. Heb. xi. 2: The elders obtained a good report.

v Ver. 45, Acts, ix. 42, xi. 12.

w Acts, xiv. 13–15: The priest of Jupiter-would have done sacrifice with the people. Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people. And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto


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