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know the certainty for the tumult, he commanded him to be carried into the b castle.17

35 And when he came upon the stairs, so it was, that he was borne of the soldiers for the violence of the people.

36 For the multitude of the people followed after, crying, 'Away with him.

37 And as Paul was to be led 19 into the castle, he said unto the chief captain, May I speak unto thee? Who said, Canst thou speak Greek?

38 k Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest an uproar,20 and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers ?

39 But Paul said, I am a man which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a " citizen of no mean city : and, I beseech thee, suffer me to speak unto the people.

40 And when he had given him licence, Paul stood on the stairs, 21 and "beckoned with the hand unto the people. And when there was made a great silence, he spake unto them in the Hebrew

tongue, saying, 17 garrison. Pu. 18 because of. Ham. 19 when Paul was ready to be brought. Ham. 20 didst make disturbance. Pu.

Acts, xxiii, 10, 16: And when there arose a great sion, the chief captain, fearing lest Paul should have been pulled in pieces of them, commanded the soldiers to go down, and to take him by force from among them, and to bring him into the castle. And when Paul's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, he went and entered into the castle, and told Paul

See on LUKE, xxiii. 18.

k Acirs, v. 36 : For before these days rose up boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves.

1.See on Acts, ix. 11.
m Acts, xxii. 25.
n See on Acts, xii, 17.


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Theudas, CHAP. XXII. 1 Paul declarelh at large how he was converted to the faith, 17 and

called to his apostleship: 22 at the very mentioning of the Gentiles, the people exclaim on him : 24 he should have been scourged, 25 but claiming the privilege of a Roman, he escapeth.

MEN, a brethren, and fathers, hear ye my b defence' which I make now unto you.

2 (And when they heard that he spake in the Hebrew tongue to them, they kept the more silence : and he saith,)

3 °I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught faccording to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, was ye all are this day.

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CHAP. XXII. a Acts, vii. 2: Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken.

• 1 Pet. iii. 15: But sanotify the Lord God in your hearts : and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh

you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.

Phi, iji. 5: Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee. See on Acts, ix. 11.

Deut. xxxiii. 3: They sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words. 2 Kings, iv. 38: Elisha came again to Gilgal; and there was a dearth in the land; and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him. LUKE, X. 39: She had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.

e Acts, v. 34: Then stood up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people.

Acts, xxvi. 5: Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitest sect of our religion I lived a Pharisee.

& See on Acts, xxi. 20.

b Rom. x. 2: For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.



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6 And it came to pass, that, as I made my "journey, and was come nigh unto Damascus about noon, suddenly there shone from heaven a great light round about me.

7 And I fell unto the ground, and heard a voice saying unto me, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?

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ILUKE, xxii. 66: As soon as it was day, the elders of the people and the Chief Priests and the Scribes came together, and led him into their council. Acts, iv. 5: And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and Scribes.

mActs, ix. 2, &c: And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem, &c. do. xxvi. 10, 12 : Which thing I also did in Jerusalem : and many of the saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority from the Chief Priests; and when they were put to death, I gave my voice against them. Whereupon as I went to Damascus with authority and commission from the Chief Priests.

n See on Acts, ix. 3. • See on Acts, ix. 7.

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