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4 And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and
5 As also the High Priest doth bear me witness, and all the estate of the elders :4 from whom also I received letters unto the brethren, and went to "Damascus, to bring them which were there bound unto Jerusalem, for to be punished.
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 ?
8 And I answered, Who art thou, Lord ? And he said unto me, I am Jesus of Nazareth, whom thou persecutest.
9 And othey that were with me saw indeed the light, and were afraid ; but they heard not the voice of him that spake to me.
See on Acts, viii. 3. k See on Acts, xix. 9.
Luke, 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.
10 And I said, What shall I do, Lord? And the Lord said unto me, Arise, and go into Damascus; and there it shall be told thee of all things which are appointed for thee to do.
11 And when I could not see for the glory of that light, being led by the hand of them that were with me, I came into Damascus.
12 And one P Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good report of all the Jews which dwelt there,
13 Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him..
14 And he said, “The God of our fathers hath * chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that 'Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.
5 brightness. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. R. ? voice from. Ham.
6 had the sight of him. Pu.
P Acts, ix. 17: Ananias went his way, and entered into the house ; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul.
9 Acts, x. 22 : Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews.
r1 Tim. iii. 7: Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without. HEB. xi. 2: For by it [faith] the elders obtained a good report.
s Acts, iii. 13 : The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus ; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him
do. v.30: The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.
See on Acts, ix. 15.
u Acts, ix. 4, 17: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? The Lord, even Jesus, that appeared unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me. do. xxiii. 11: The night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul. do. xxvi. 16 : I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen.
1 Cor. ix. 1: Have I not seen Jesus Christ our 15 For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.
16 And now why tarriest thou ? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, ' calling on the name of the Lord.
17 And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, "I was in a trance ;' 18 And saw him saying unto me, d Make
8 and as I prayed. Pu. 9 an extacy. Whit. Lord? do. xv.8: Last of all, he was seen of me also. 1 John, i. 2, 3: The life was manifested, and we have seen it. That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you. See on Acts iji. 14.
1 Cor. xi. 23 : For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, &c. Gal. i. 12: For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
* Acts, iv. 20: For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. do. xxvi. 16 : But rise, and stand upon thy feet : for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee. See on ver. 14.
y Acts, ii. 38: Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. Heb. x. 22 : Having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 1 Pet. iii. 21 : The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. See on Mat. ii. 11.
* Rom. x. 13: For whosoever shall call upon the name of che Lord shall be saved. See on Acts, vii. 59.
dors, ix, 26, 28: And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, i laived to join himself to the disciples : but they were all hollase i him, and believed not that he was a disciple. He o sin du coming in and going out at Jerusalem.
2 vii I knew a man in Christ about fourteen *****, Wiecher in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out
ngh, I mot tell : God knoweth ;) such an one caught phile this Igaven.
** Whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear
haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem : for they will not receive thy testimony concerning me.
19 And I said, Lord, they know that I e imprisoned and 'beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee:
20 And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and hconsenting unto his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him.
21 And he said unto me, Depart : for I will send thee far hence unto the i Gentiles.
22 And they gave him audience unto this word, and then lifted up their voices, and said,
Away with such a fellow from the earth : for it is not fit that he should 'live.
23 And as they cried out, and cast off their clothes, and threw dust into the air,
24 The chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle, and bade that he should be examined by, scourging ; that he might know wherefore they cried so against him.
25 And as they bound him with thongs, 10
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your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake
e Ver. 4. See on Acts, viii. 3.
LUKE, xi. 48: Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers : for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres. Acts, viii. 1: Saul was consenting unto his death. Rom. i. 32 : Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
See on Acts, ix. 15.
| Acts, xxv. 24 : Ye see this man, about whom the multitude of the Jews have dealt with me, both at Jerusalem, and also here, crying that he ought not to live any longer.