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also to say before thee what they had against him. Farewell.
31 Then the soldiers, as it was commanded them, took Paul, and brought him by night to Antipatris.
32 On the morrow they left the horsemen to go with him, and returned to the castle :
33 Who, when they came to Cæsarea, and delivered the fepistle to the governor, presented Paul also before him.
34 And when the governor had read the letter, he asked of what province he was. And when he understood that he was of 6 Cilicia;
35 I will hear thee, said he, when thine accusers are also come. And he commanded him to be kept in · Herod's judgment hall.
CHAP. XXIV. | Paul being accused by Tertullus the orator, 10 answereth for his
life and doctrine : 24 he preacheth Christ to the governor and his wife : 26 the governor hopeth for a bribe, but in vain : 27 at last, going out of his office, he leaveih Paul in prison.
AND after a five days bAnanias 'the High Priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the
governor against Paul. f Ver. 25-30.
& Acts, xxi. 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.
h Acts, xxiv. 1, 10. do. xxv. 16 : It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him.
MAT. xxvii. 27 : Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.
CHAP. XXIV. a Acts, xxi. 27: 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 laid hands on him.
" Acts, xxiii. 2, 30, 35. do. xxv. 2. • Ps. xi. 2: For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make
2 And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and that very dworthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence,
3 We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness.
4 Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words.
5 For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes :
prudent administration. Dod.
ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.
d Ps. xii. 2: They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
e Luke, xxiii. 2: And 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. Acts, vi. 13 : And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak' blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law. do. xvi. 20: And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city. do. xvii. 6: And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also. do. xxi. 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 brought Greeks also into the temple, and hath polluted this holy place. 1 Pet. ii. 12, 15, 19: Having your conversation honest among
the Gentiles : that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of 'foolish men: For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrong. fully.
6 Who also hath gone about to 'profane the temple : whom we took, and would have judged & according to our law.
7 But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands,
8 i Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him.
9 And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so.
10 Then Paul, after that the governor had beckoned unto him to speak, answered, Forasmuch as I know that thou hast been of many 2 years a judge unto this nation, I do the more cheerfully answer for myself :
11 Because that thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve days 'since I went up
to Jerusalem for to worship.
12 And m they neither found me in the temple
2 several. Dod.
'Acts, xxi. 28: This is the man that-brought Greeks also into the temple, and hath polluted this holy place,
8 John, xviii. 31: Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye him, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is not lawful for uş to put any man to death. do. xix. 7: The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.
h Acts, xxi. 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.
See on Acts, xxiii. 30, 35. * 1 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.
Ver. 17. Acts, xxi. 15, 26 : And after those days we took up our carriages, and went up to Jerusalem. Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple. m Acts, vi. 13 : And set up false witnesses, which said, This
disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city:
13 Neither can they "prove the things whereof they now accuse me.
14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so P worship I the 9 God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the "Law and in the Prophets : [Stephen] ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law.
do. xxv. 8: While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet
against Cæsar, have I offended any thing at all
. do. xxviii. 17 : Though I have committed nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.
n 1 Pet. iii. 16: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
Amos, viii. 14: They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Thy god, o Dan, liveth; and, The manner of Beer-sheba liveth ; even they shall fall, and never rise up again.
See on p Mic. iv. 5: For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever.
92 Tim. i. 3: I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience. See
conscience. See on Mat. xxii. 32. Mat. xxii
. 40: On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets. LUKE, xvi. 16 : The Law and the Prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it. do. xxiv. 27: And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. John, i. 45: Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whoin Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. Acts, xiii. 15: And after the reading of the Law and the Prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ve have any word of exhortation for the people, say on. do. xxvi. 22: Saying none other things than those which the
do. xxvii. 23: Perprophets and Moses did say should come. suading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets. Rom. iii. 21 : But now the righte. ousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed
Acts, xix. 9.
b h ho ус sh wil ign for full
by the Law and the Prophets.
15 And Shave hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a 'resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.
17 Now after many years I came to bring walms to my nation, and offerings.
18 Whereupon certain Jews from Asia * found
3 look for. Pu.
SACTS, xxiii. 6. do. xxvi. 6, 7: And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers : unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews. do. xxviii. 20, &c: For this cause therefore have I called for
you, to see you, and to speak with you: because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.
* Dan.xii. 2: Many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. John, v. 28, 29 : The hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. Rev. xx. 6, 13: Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection : un such the second death hath no power, but they shall be Priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them : and they were judged every man according to their works. u See on Acts, xxiii. 1.
Acts, xx. 16 : For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia; for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.
w See on Acts, xi. 29, 30.
* Acts, xxi. 26, 27 : Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them. 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