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was at the first among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;

5 Which knew me from the beginning, if they would testify, that after the most straitestsect of our religion? I lived a Pharisee.

6 And now I stand and am judgedo for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers :

7 Unto which e promise our twelves tribes, instantly serving God fday and night, 5 hope to

s exactest. Pu. 3 law. Ma. * questioned. Ham. Whit. 3 about. Whit. & earnestly worshipping. Pue ?Gr. night and day. A. V.

Acts, xxii. 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 according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye

all are this day. do. xxiv. 15, 22: And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust. And when Felix heard these things, baving more perfect knowledge of that way, he deferred them, and said, When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will know the uttermost of your matter. See on Acts, xxiii. 6.

& Acts, xiii. 32: And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers. Rom. xv. 8: Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers. GAL. iv. 4: But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law. Tit. ii. 13 : Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of that great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. See on LUKE, xxiv. 27. and on John, i. 45.

e James, i. 1 : James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting;

LUKE, 1. 37: And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. Thes. iii. 10: Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in 1 Tim. v. 5: Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate

, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplication and prayers night and day.

ŠPhi. ii. Îl : If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

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come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.

8 Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead ?

9 I verily i thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

10 k 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 10 against them.

11 And I m punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme ; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities.

12 Whereupon as I " went to Damascus with authority and commission from the Chief Priests,

8 concerning which hope. Whit. 9 judged. Rh. Dod. Whit. Pu. 10 I gave a vote. Pu. 1 foreign. We.

h 1 Cor. xv. 12, 20: Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firséfruits of them that slept.

John, xvi. 2 : The time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service, 1 Tim. i. 13: Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious; but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief,

* See on Acts, viii. 3.

'Acts, ix. 14, 21 : And here he hath authority from the Chief Priests to bind all that call on thy name. But all that heard him were amazed, and said ; Is not this he that destroyed them which called on this name in Jerusalem, and came hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound unto the Chief Priests? do. xxii. 5 : As also the High Priest doth bear me witness, and all the estate of the elders : 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.

m See on Acts, viii. 3. n See on Acts, ix. 3.

13 At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.

14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.

16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet : for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a o minister and a P witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;

17 Delivering thee from 12 the people, and from the Gentiles, "unto whom now I send thee,

12 Choosing thee out of. Han. • Eph. iii. 7: Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Col. i. 23, 25: If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the Gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made å minister. Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God.'

P Acts, xxii. 15 : For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.

4 2 Tim. iv. 17, 18 : Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom.

*Acts, xxii. 21: And he said unto me, Depart : for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles. Rom. xi. 13 : For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as. I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office.

18. To open their 'eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive "for

• Isa. xxxv. 5: Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. do. xlii. 6, 7: I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant to the people, for a light of the Gentiles ; to open the blind eyes. Luke, i. 79: To give light to them that sit in darkness. do. iv. 18 : The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, and recovering sight to the blind. John, viii. 12: Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world : he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. do. ix. 5: I am the light of the world. 2 Cor. iv. 4, 6: The god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For God, who cominanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Eph.i. 18 : The eyes of

your understanding being enlightened ; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints. 1 Thes. v. 5: Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day : we are not of the night nor of darkness. 2 Tim. i. 10 : Our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel.

+2 Cor. vi. 14: What communion hath light with darkness? Eph. iv. 18: Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their hearts. do. v. 8: Ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord : walk as children of light. Col. i. 13 : Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son. 1 Pet. ii. 9, 25: That ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of

Luke, i. 77: To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins. Eph. i. 7: In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, . according to the riches of his grace. Col. i. 14: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins. VOL. II.

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