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27 And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that were come together.

28 And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to *keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath 'showed me that I should not call any man common or unclean.

29 Therefore came I unto you without gainsaying, 13 as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me?

30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a 'man stood before me in a bright clothing,

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13 without doubling. Wi. and all things that are therein. Rev. xix. 10: I fell at his feet to worship him: and he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus : worship God. do. xxii. 8,9: When I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which showed me these things. Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book : worship God.

» GAL. ii. 12, 14: For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles : but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision. But when I saw that they walked not uprightly, according to the truth of the Gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews ? See on John, iv. 9.

V Acts, xv. 8,9: God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; and put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. Eph. iii. 6: That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the Gospel.

2 Acts, i. 10: While they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel.

a Mat. xxviii. 3: His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow. MARK, xvi. 5: Entering into the

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31 And said, Cornelius, "thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God.

32 Send therefore to Joppa, and call hither Simon, whose surname is Peter; he is lodged in the house of one Simon a tanner by the sea side : who, when he cometh, shall speak unto thee.

33 Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou art come. & Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God.

34 | Then Peteropened his mouth, and said, Of sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment. Luke, xxiv. 4: Iwo men stood by them in shining garments.

b Ver. 4, &c. Dan. X. 12: Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel ; for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.

• HEB. vi. 10: For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have showed towards his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. d DEUT. v.

27: Go thou near, and hear all that the LORD our God shall say; and speak thou unto us all that the LORD our God shall speak unto thee; and we will hear it, and do it.

Deut. x. 17: The LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward. 2 CHR. xix. 7: There is no iniquity with the LORD our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts. JOB, xxxiv. 19: That accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor; for they are all the work of his hands. Wisp. vi. 7: He which is LORD over all shall fear no man's person, neither shall he stand in awe of any man's greatness : for he hath made the small and great, and careth for all alike. Ecclus. xxxv. 12, 16: Do not think to corrupt with gifts, for such he will not receive: and trust not to unrighteous sacrifices, for the Lord is judge, and with him is no respect of persons. He that serveth the LORD shall be accepted with favour, and his prayer shall reach unto the clouds. Mat. iii. 9: Think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father. Rom. ii.'11, 13: There is no respect of persons with God. For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. ĞAL. ii. 6: God accepteth no man's

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35 But in 'every nation he that feareth him, 14 is not partial. Ma. hath no regard of persons. Bi. is no accepter of

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person, do. vi. 7,8: Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting: Eph. vi. 9: Masters, do the same things unto them [servants), forbearing threatening : knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him. Col. iii. 25: He that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect

no respect of persons. 1 Pet. i. 17: If ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear.

* Acts, xv. 9: [God] put no difference between us [Jews] and them (Gentiles), purifying their hearts by faith. Rom.iii. 22, 29: Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference. Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also. do. x. 12, 13 : There is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 1 Cor. xii. 13: By one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. Gal. ii. 28: There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female : for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. · do. v. 6: In Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love. do. vi. 15:—But a new creature. Eph. i. 10: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth. do. ii. 13, 14, 16, 18: In Christ Jesus

ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby... For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. do. iii, 6: That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the Gospel. do. vi. 8: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth,

and 5 worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

36 The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching "peace by. Jesus Christ : (he is Lord of all :

37. That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judæa, and began from : Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;

38 How God 'anointed Jesus of Nazareth with

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the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.' Col. iii. 11: Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. -- & Rom. ii. 27 : Shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfil the law, judge thee, who by the letter and circumcision dost transgress the law? do. xiv. 17: The kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. Col. i. 26: The mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints.

h See on John, xvi. 33.

IMAT. xxviii. 18: And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Rom. x. 12: The same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. do. xiv. 9: For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living._1 Cor. xv. 27: For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith, all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. ; Eph. i. 20, 22 : Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places.-And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him t) be the head over all things to the Church. 1 Pet.iii. 22: Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him. Rev. i. 5: From Jesus Christ-the prince of the kings of the earth. do. xvii. 14: These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them : for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings. do. xix. .16: He hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

( Mat. iv. 23 : Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Gospel of the kingdom. Luke, iv. 14: Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee.

LUKE, iv. 18: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because

the Holy Ghost and with power : "who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for "God was with him.

39 And we are owitnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem ; Pwhom they slew and hanged on a tree:

40 Him God 'raised up the third day, and showed him openly ;15

41 Not to all the people, but unto witnesses "chosen 16 before of God, even to us, who did eat

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he hath anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted. John, iii. 34: God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. Acts, ii. 22: Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know. do. iv. 27 : Of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together. Heb. i. 9: Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

m Mat, xii. 15: Great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all.

John, iï. 2: We know that thou art a teacher come from God : for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. do. x. 37,38: If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works : that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him. Col. ii. 9: In him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

• See on LUKE, xxiv. 48. P Acts, v. 30: The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. 9 See on Acts, ii. 24.

John, xiv. 17, 22: Ye know him [the Spirit of truth]; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. How is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Acts, xiii. 31: He was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people.

Luke, xxiv. 42, 43: They gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And he took it, and did eat before


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