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21 For these causes the Jews caught me in e temple, and went about to kill me.

22 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come:

23 That Christ should suffer, and that he

• Acts, xxi. 30, 31: All the city was moved, and the people ran together: and they took Paul, and drew him out of the temple : And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.

Luke, xxiv. 27, 44: And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Acts, xxiv. 14 : But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets. do. xxviii. 23 : To whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the Law of Moses, and out of the Prophets, from morning till evening. Rom. iii. 21: The righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets.

& JOHN, v. 46 : Had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. See on LUKE, xxiv. 27. and on John, i. 45.

e Ps. xxii. 6, 7, 15, 16: I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head.

Thou hast brought me into the dust of death. They pierced my hands and my feet. Isa. liii. 3-5, 7, 10: He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows : yet

we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities : the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should show 14 6 light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.

24 And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, 5thou art beside thyself; much learning 15 doth make thee mad.

25 But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.

26 For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him ; for this thing was not done in a corner.

"he first by resurrection from the dead should show, &c. Ham. 15 study. Dod.

him; he hath put him to grief. Dan. ix. 26: After three score and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself. ZEC. xii. 10 : They shall look upon me whom they have pierced. LUKE, xxiv. 26, 46: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day. 1 Pet. i. 11: [The prophets] searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified before. hand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. do. ii. 24: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree.

See on Rom. viii. 29. & See on Luke, ii. 32.

2 Kings, ix. 11: Wherefore came this dad fellow to thee? He said unto them, Ye know the man, and his communication. Joan, X. 20: Many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad. Acts, xvii. 18: What will this babbler say? 1 Cor. i. 23: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness. do. ii. 13, 14: Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth ; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God : for they are foolishness unto him; neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. do. iv. 10 ; We are fools for Christ's sake.

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27 King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets ? I know that thou believest.

28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, * Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.

29 And Paul said, I swould to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.

30 And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the

governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them :

31 And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man doeth nothing 'worthy of death or of bonds.

32 Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed unto Cæsar.

CHAP. XXVII. 1 Paul shipping toward Rome, 10 foretelleth of the danger of the

voyage, 11 but is not believed: 14 they are tossed to and fro with tempest, 41 and suffer shipwreck, 22, 34, 44 yet all come safe to land.

AND when it was determined that we sliould sail into * Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus' band.

2 And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, i James, i. 23, 24: For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in à glass : For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

k 1 Cor. vii. 7 : I would that all men were even as I myself.

"Acts, xxiii. 29 : Whom I perceived to be accused of questions of their law, but to have nothing laid to his charge worthy of death or of bonds. See on Acts, xxiii. 9. m Acts, xxv. 11.

CHAP. XXVII. a Acts, xxv. 12, 25: Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered, Hast thou appealed unto Cæsar? Unto Cæsar shalt thou go.

But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself hath appealed to Augustus, I have deterinined to send him.

which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

20 And because I doubted of such manner of questions," I asked him whether he would go to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these matters.

21 But when Paul had appealed to be reserved unto the hearing 18 of Augustus, 19 I commanded him to be kept till I might send him to Cæsar.

22 Then P Agrippa said unto Festus, I would also hear the man myself. To morrow, said he, thou shalt hear him.

23 And on the morrow, when Agrippa was come, and Bernice, with great pomp, and was entered into the place of hearing, 20 with the chief captains, and principal men of the city, at Festus' commandment 'Paul was brought forth.

24 And Festus said, King Agrippa, and all men which are here present with us, ye see this man, about whom s all the multitude of the Jews have dealt with me, 21 both at Jerusalem, and also here, crying that he ought not to live any longer.

25 But when I found that he had committed nothing worthy of death, and that he himself

!? I was doubtful how to enquire hereof. A. V. 18 judgment. A.V. 19 our august emperor. Dod. 20 common hall. Co. Gent. 21 entreated me. Co. Cr.

P Acts, ix. 15: He is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel.

? Ezek. vii. 24 : Wherefore I will bring the worst of the heathen, and they shall possess their houses : I will also make the pomp of the strong to cease; and their holy places shall be defiled.

r See on ver. 22. . s Ver. 2, 3, 7.

Acts, xxii. 22: Away with such a fellow from the earth : for it is not fit that he should live. do. xxiv. 5.

u See on Acts, xxiii. 9.

hath 'appealed to Augustus, I have determined to send him.

26 Of whom I have no certain thing to write unto my lord.22 Wherefore I have brought him forth before you, and specially before thee, O king Agrippa, that, after examination had, I might have somewhat to write.

27 * For it seemeth to me unreasonable to send a prisoner, and not withal to signify the crimes 23 laid against him.

CHAP. XXVI. 2 Paul, in the presence of Agrippa, declareth his life from his child

hood, 12 and how miraculously he was converted, and called to his apostleship : 24 Festus chargeth him to be mad, whereunto he answereth modestly : 28 Agrippa is almost persuaded to be a Christian :

31 the whole company pronounce him innocent. - THEN Agrippa said unto Paul, Thou art permitted to speak for thyself. Then Paul stretched forth the hand, and answered for himself :

2 I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before thee touching all the things whereof I am accused of the Jews :

3 Especially because I know thee to be expert in all customs and questions which are among the Jews : wherefore a I beseech thee to hear me patiently.

4 My manner of life from my youth, which

22 his imperial majesty. Dod. 23 charges. Pu. I defend, Rh. Ver. 11, 12 W Acts, xxvi. 3.

* Pro. xviii. 13: He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. John, vii. 51: Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth ?

CHAP. XXVI. Acts, xxiv. 4: Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words.

b 2 Tim. iii. 10: But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience.

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