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shaken : and immediately fall the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.

27 And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled.

28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm : for we are all here.

29 Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas,

30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, & what must I do to be saved ?

31 And they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

32 And they spake unto him the word of the Lord, and to Kall that were in his house.

33 And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and 'all his, straightway.

34 And when he had brought them into his house, he set "meat before them, and "rejoiced, believing in God with all his house. f See on Acts, v.

19. & See on Acts, ii. 37.

Acts, xiii. 39: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. See on John, iii. 16, 36.

Acts, ii. 39: For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

k Rom.i. 14, 16: I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

LUKE, xix. 9: This day is salvation come to this house. * LUKE, v. 29: Levi made him a great feast in his own house. do. xix. 6: He made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.

» Rom. v.'l1: And not only so, but we also joy in God

35 And when it was day, the magistrates sent the serjeants, saying, Let those men go.

36 And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, The magistrates have sent to let you go : now therefore depart, and go in peace.

37 But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being "Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out.

38 And the serjeants told these words unto the magistrates : and they feared, when they heard that they were Romans.

39 And they came and besought them, and brought them out, and desired them to Pdepart out of the city.

40 And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia : and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.

CHAP. XVII. 1 Paul preacheth at Thessalonica, 4 where some believe, and others per

secute him : 10 he is sent to Berea, and preacheth there: 13 being persecuted at Thessalonica, 15 he cometh to Athens, and disputeth, and preacheth the living God to them unknown, 34 whereby niany are converted unto Christ.

NOW when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews : through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

• Acts, xxii. 25: As they bound him with thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned ?

P See on MAT. viii. 34.
4 Ver. 14, 15.

' 1 Thes. iii. 2, 3: And sent Timotheus—to comfort you concerning your faith, that no man should be moved by these afflictions : for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.

2 And Paul, as his “manner was, "went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the Scriptures,

3 Opening and alledging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen3 again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach“ unto you, is Christ.

4 And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chiefs women not a few.

5 ( But the 8 Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house

declared to them. Wi. Ma. Cr. ? explaining and setting before their eyes. Whit. 3 it behoved Christ to suffer and rise. Whit. 4 whom, said he, I preach. A.V. 5 noble. Wi. profligate, We.

CHAP. XVII. • Ver. 10. Acts, ix. 20 : Straightway he preached Christ in the synagogues. do. xii. 5, 14: When they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. They came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day. do. xiv. 1: It came to pass in Iconium, that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and so spake, that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed. do.xvi. 13. do. xviii. 4, 19. do. xix. 8: He went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space

of three months.

LUKE, iv. 16: [Jesus] went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

Acts, xviii. 28. ĞAL. iii. 1:0 foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? See on Luke, xxiv. 26, 46.

d Acts, xxviji. 24 : Some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not. See Acts, xv. 22, 27, 32, 40.

* 2 Cor. viii.5: And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.

f Acts, xv. 40: Paul chose Silas, and departed. See on Acts, xiii. 45.

of - Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people.

6 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have iturned the world upside down are come hither also;

7 Whom Jason hath received:' and these all do contrary to the decrees of Cæsar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus.

8 And they "troubled the people and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things.

9 And when they had taken security of Jason, and of the other, they let them go.9

10 9 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.

11 These were more noble than 10 those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all "readiness of mind, and searched the •Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

received privately. Co. Ma. Cr. We. 8 noved. Rh. 9 And when satisfaction was taken of Jason and of other, they let Paul and Silas go.

more ingenuous than. Han. We. h Rom. xvi. 21 : Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you. See on Acts, xvi. 20.

LUKE, xxiii. 2: They began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Cæsar, saying that he himself is Christ a King. John, xix. 12: If thou let this man go, thou art not Cæsar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Cæsar. 1 Pet. ii. 15: For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men.

Mat. ii. 3: When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. John, xi. 48: If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him : and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.

m Ps. cxix. 99, 100: I have more understanding than all my teachers : for thy testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.

James, i. 21; Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfuity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted



12 Therefore many of them believed: also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.

13 But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was preached of Paul at Berea, they came thither also, and Pstirred up the people.

14 And then immediately the brethren 9 sent away Paul to go as it were to the sea : but Silas and Timotheus abode there still.

15 And they that conducted Paul brought him unto Athens : and receiving a commandment unto Silas and Timotheus for to come to him with all speed, they departed.

A. D. 54. 16 | Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was $stirred in him," when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. 12

17 Therefore disputed 13 he in the synagogue

"strongly inoved. Dod.

12 full of idols. A. V.

13 discoursed. Pu.

word, which is able to save your souls. 1 Pet. ii. 2: As newborn babes desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.

• See on Luke, xvi. 29.

PLuke, xii. 51 : Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth ? I tell you, Nay; but rather division.

9 See on MAT. X. 23. "Acts, xviii. 5.

s Exod. xxxii. 19: It came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot. Ps. cxix. 136, 139, 158: Rivers of water run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law: My zeal hath consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten thy words. I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved; because they kept not thy words. Ezek.ix.4: Set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry

for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. 2 Pet. ii. 7, 8: And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: for that righteous man dwelling among them, in .seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with iheir unlawful deeds.

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