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with a straight course unto Coos, and the day following unto Rhodes, and from thence unto Patara :

2 And finding a ship sailing over unto Phenicia, we went aboard, and set forth.

3 Now when we had discovered Cyprus, we left it on the left hand, and sailed into Syria, and landed? at Tyre: for there the ship was to unlade her burden.

4 And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days : who said to Paulo through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem.

5 And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives- and children, till we were out of the city: and we "kneeled down on the shore, and prayed.

6 And when we had taken our leave one of another, we took ship; and they returned home again.

7. And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren, and abode with them one day.

8 And the next day we that were of Paul's company departed, and came unto Cæsarea : and we entered into the house of Philip the Revani

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CHAP. XXI. Ver. 12. Acts, xx. 23. b See on Acts, vii. 60.

JOHN, i. 11: He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

. See on Acts, vi. 5.

• Eph.iv. 11 : He gave some, apostles ; and some, prophets ; and some, evangelists. 2 Tim. iv. 5: Watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

gelist, which was one of the seven, and abode with him.

9 And the same man had four daughters, virgins, which did 'prophesy.

10 And as we tarried there many days, there came down from Judæa a certain prophet, named Agabus.

11 And when he was come unto us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem hbind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.

12 And when we heard these things, both we, and they of that place, 'besought him not to go up to Jerusalem.

13 Then Paul answered, What mean ye to weep and to break mine heart? for I am kready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.

14 And when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, The will of the Lord be done.

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^ Joel, ii. 28 : And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will

pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. See on Acts, xi. 27.

& Acts, xi. 28 : There stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world.

b Ver. 33. See on Acts, ix. 16.

Mat. xvi. 22, 23: Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord : this shall not be unto thee. But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.

k Acts, xx. 24.

11 SAM. iii. 18: It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good. Ps. xxxix. 9: I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it. Mat. vi. 10 : Thy will be done in

15 And after those days we took up our carriages,o and went up to Jerusalem.

16 There went with us also certain of the disciples of Cæsarea, and brought with them? one Mnason of Cyprus, an old disciple, with whom we should lodge.

17 n And when we were come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly.

18 And the day following Paul went in with us unto °James; and all the elders were present.

19 And when he had saluted them, Phe declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles 9 by his ministry. o made ourselves ready. Ma.

? bringing us to. Ham. Pu. earth, as it is in heaven. do. xxvi. 42: He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. LUKE, xi. 2 : And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. do. xxii. 42: Father

, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. in Pro. xvi

. 31: The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.

n Acts, xv. 4. And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, &c.

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grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.

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20 And when they heard it, they glorified the Lord, and said unto him, Thou seest, brother, how many thousands of Jews there are which believe ; and they are all 'zealous of the law :

21 And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.

22 What is it therefore ? 10 the multitude must needs come together : for they will hear that thou art come.

23 Do therefore this that we say to thee : We have four men which have a vow on them;

24 Them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them," that they may ushave their heads : and all may know that those

magnified. Rh. earnest followers. Cr. Bi. 10 What is then to be done ? Gen. Whit. Pu. 11 contribute with thein Gen. tained part of this ministry. do. xx. 24 : But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the Gospel of the

2 Cor. xii. 12: Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds.

* Acts, xv. 1: Certain men,--taught the brethren, and said, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. do. xxii.3: I am verily a man which am a Jew,-and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day. Rom. ix. 31 : Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. do. x. 2: I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. Gal. i. 14: Being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. do. iv. 17: They zealously affect you, but not well.

•GAL. v. 3: For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.

* Acts, xix. 32: Some therefore cried one thing, and some another : for the assembly was confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together.

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15 And after those days we took up our carriages, and went up to Jerusalem.

16 There went with us also certain of the disciples of Cæsarea, and brought with them? one Mnason of Cyprus, an old disciple, with whom we should lodge.

17 And when we were come to Jerusalem, the brethren received us gladly.

18 And the day following Paul went in with us unto °James; and all the elders were present.

19 And when he had saluted them, Phe declared particularly what things God had wrought among the Gentiles 9 by his ministry.

o made ourselves ready. Ma. ? bringing us to. Ham. P. earth, as it is in heaven. do. xxvi. 42: He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. LUKE, xi. 2: And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. do. xxii. 42: Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

m Pro. xvi. 31 : The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.

n Acts, xv. 4: And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, &c.

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grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.

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