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things, whereof they were informed concerning thee, are nothing ;12" but that thou thyself also walkest orderly, and keepest the law.

25 As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have 'written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.

26 Then "Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them * entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days 13 of purification, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them.

27 And when the seven days were almost ended, " the Jews which were of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the people

, and a laid hands on him,

28 Crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man, that teacheth all men every where against the

people, and the law, and this place : and further b brought Greeks also into the temple, and hath polluted this holy place.

13 declaring that he observed the days, &c. Ma. Cr. See on Acts, xv. 20, 29. w 1 Cor. is. 20 : And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law.

* Acts, xxiv. 18 : Certain Jews from Asia found me in the temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult.

NUMB. vi. 2, 13 : Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When either man or woman shall separate themselves to vow a vow of a Nazarite, to separate themselves unto the LORD. This is the law of the Nazarite, when the days of his separation are fulfilled : he shall be brought unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

2 Acts, xxiv. 18: The words under ver. 6. * Acts, xxvi

. 21: For these causes the Jews caught me ia the temple, and went about to kill me. • Acts, vi. 13, 14: And set up false witnesses, which said

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29 (For they had seen before with him in the city • Trophimus an Ephesian, whom they supposed that Paul had brought into the temple.)

30 And all the city was moved, and the people ran together : and they took Paul, and drew him out of the temple: and forthwith the doors were shut.

31 And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain 14 of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.

32 Who immediately took soldiers and centurions, 16 and ran down unto them: and when they saw the chief captain and the soldiers, they left beating of Paul.

33 Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains ; and demanded who he was, and what he had done.

34 And some cried one thing, some another, among the multitude : and when he could not

14 tribune. A. V. moved. Ma. Cr. Bi. Rh. 16 captains. Co. holy place, and the law : for we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us. do. xxiv. 5, 6: For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout all the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes: who also hath gone about to profane the temple : whom we took, and would have judged according to our law.

c See on Acts, xx. 4.
d Acts, xxvi. 21. The words under ver. 27.

e 2 Cor. xi. 23, &c: Are they ministers of Christ ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.

"Acts, xxiii. 27 : This man was taken of the Jews, and should have been killed of them : then came I with an army, and rescued him, having understood that he was a Roman. do. xxiv. 7: But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands. 8 See on Acts, ix. 16.


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

35 And when he came upon the stairs, so it was, that he was borne of the soldiers for 18 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.

steps. Ma. h Acts, xxiii. 10, 16: And when there arose a great dissension, 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 Acrs, v. 36 : For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves.

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


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, brethren, and fathers, hear ye my 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, bas ye all are this day.

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

b1 Pet. iii. 15: But sanctify 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. iii. 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.

a 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.

fActs, 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.

8 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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