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saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands. 8 And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself

, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment 8 about thee, and follow me.

9 And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought 'he saw a vision.

10 When they were past the first and the second ward,' they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord : and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him. 11 And when Peter was come to himself, he said

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8 mantle. Ma. 9 watch. Co. Bi. Rh. Gen. xlv. 26: Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not. Ps.cxxvi. 1: When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. LUKE, xxiv. 11; Their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.

Acts, x. 3, 17: He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming unto him, and saying unto him, Cornelius. 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 inquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate. do. xi. 5.

m Acts, xvi. 26: Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.

n 2 Chr. xvi. 9: For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Ps. xxxiv.7: The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. Dan. iii. 28 : Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him. do. vi. 22: My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not

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16 But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished.

17 But he, beckoning unto them with the hand to hold their peace, declared unto them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison, And he said, Go show these things unto James, and to the brethren. And he departed, and went into another place.

18 Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers, what was become of Peter.

19 And when Herod had sought for him, and found him not, he examined the keepers, and commanded that they should be put to death." And he went down from Judæa to Cæsarea, and there abode.

20 ( And Herod was highly displeased 14 with them of Tyre and Sidon : but they came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus the king's chamberlain 15 their friend, desired because their country was "nourished by the king's country. · 13

3 carried away. Ham. "bare an hostile mind, intending war. A.V. 15 Gr. that was over the king's bedchamber. A. V. the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth. See on Mat. xviii. 10.

* Acts, xiii. 16: Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and ye that fear God, give audience. do. xix. 33: And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have made his defence unto the people. do, xxi. 40: Paul stood on the stairs, and beckoned with the hand unto the people.

u 1 Kings, v. 9, 11: Thou shalt accomplish my desire, in giving food for my houshold. And Solomon gave Hiram twenty thousand measures of wheat for food to his houshold, and twenty measures of pure oil. EZEK. xxvii. 17: Judah, and the land of Israel, they were thy merchants : they traded in thy market wheat of Minnith, and Pannag, and honey, and oil, and balm.


21 And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration into them. 16

22 And the people gave a shout, saying, 'It is the voice of a god, and not of a man.

23 And immediately the angel of the Lord "smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

24 | But the 'word of God grew and multiplied.

25 And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem, when they had fulfilled their 'ministry, and took with them “John, whose surname was Mark.

CHAP. XIII. i Paul and Barnabas are chosen to go to the Gentiles : 7 of Sergius

Paulus, and Elymas the sorcerer : 14 Paul preacheth at Antioch that Jesus is Christ : 42 the Gentiles believe : 45 but the Jews gainsay and blasphemie : 46 whereupon they turn to the Gentiles : 48 us many as were ordained to life believed. A. D. 45. NOW there were in the Church that



16 the people. Ham 17 charge: chap. xi. 29, 30. A. V. v Jude, 16: These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.

1 SAM. xxv. 38: And it came to pass about ten days after, that the LORD smote Nabal, that he died. 2 Sam. xxiv. 17: And David spake unto the LORD when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly.

* Ps. cxv. 1: Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake. Ecclus. xi. 4: Boast not of thy clothing and raiment, and exalt not thyself in the day of honour: for the works of the LORD are wonderful, and his works among men are hidden.

y See on Acts, vi. 7. 2 Acts, xi. 29, 30.

a Acts, xiii. 5, 13. do. xv. 37: And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark.

b Ver. 12.

was at • Antioch certain "prophets and teachers; as 'Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and "Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod ? the tetrarch, and Saul.

2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, “Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the 'work whereunto I have called them.

3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and * laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

4. So they, being sent forth by the Holy

Herod's foster-brother. 'A. V.

CHAP. XIII. * Acts, xi. 27 : And in these days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch. do. xiv. 26. do. xv. 35: Paul also and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.

See on Acts, xi. 27.
See on Acts, xi. 22-26.

d Rom. xvi. 21: Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you.

eNum. viii. 14: Thus shalt thou separate the Levites from among the children of Israel : and the Levites shall be mine. See on Acts, ix. 15.

Mat. ix. 38: Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest. Acts, xiv. 26: And thence sailed to Antioch, from whence they had been recommended to the grace of God for the work which they fulfilled. Rom. x. 15: How shall they preach, except they be sent ? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! Eph. iii

. 7, 8: Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among

the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ. 1 Tim. ii. 7: Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity. 2 Tim. i. 11: Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. Heb. v. 4: No man taketh this honour unto hiniself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.

8 See on Acts, vi. 6.

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