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ACTS XIV. 17-19.

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are thy works! in wisdom hast thou them upon the face of the world in the made them all: the earth is full of thy earth. He causeth it to come, whether riches; So is this great and wide sea, for correction, or for his land, or for wherein are things creeping innumer- mercy, xxxvii. 10–13. Thou visitest able, both small and great beasts. the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly There go the ships; there is that le- enrichest it with the river of God, which viathan, whom thou hast made to play is full of water: thou preparest them therein. These wait all upon thee, corn, when thou hast so provided for it, that thou mayest give them their meat Psal. Ixv. 9—13. Thou waterest the in due season. That thou givest them, ridges thereof abundantly; thou setthey gather : thou openest thine hand, tlest the furrows thereof; thou makest they are filled with good. Thou hidest | it soft with showers; thou blessest the thy face, they are troubled; thou tak. springing thereof. Thou crownest the est away their breath, they die, and year with thy goodness ; and thy return to their dust. Thou sendest paths drop fatness. They drop upon forth thy spirit, they are created; and the pastures of the wilderness; and thou renewest the face of the earth, the little hills rejoice on every side. civ. 24–30. The Lord is good to all; The pastures are clothed with flocks; and his tender mercies are over all the valleys also are covered over with his works. All thy works shall praise com : they shout for joy, they also thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall sing. Sing unto the Lord with thanksbless thee. They shall speak of the giving ; sing praise upon the harp glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy unto our God; Who covereth the power; To make known to the sons of heaven with clouds, who prepareth men his mighty acts, and the glorious rain for the earth, who maketh grass majesty of his kingdom. Thy king; to grow upon the mountains. He dom is an everlasting kingdom, and giveth to the beast his food, and to thy dominion endureth throughout all the young ravens which cry, cxlvii. generations. The LORD upholdeth all 7-9. Neither say they in their that fall, and raiseth up all those that hearts, Let us now fear the LORD Our be bowed down. The eyes of all wait God that giveth rain, both the former upon thee; and thou givest them their and the latter, in his season : he remeat in due season. Thou openest serveth unto us the appointed weeks thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of the harvest, Jer. v. 24. Are there of every living thing, cxlv. 9—16. any among the vanities of the Gentiles That ye may be the children of your that can cause rain ? or can the heaFather which is in heaven : for he

vens give showers ? Art not thou he, maketh his sun to rise on the evil and O Lord our God ? therefore we will on the good, and sendeth rain on the wait upon thee; for thou hast made just and on the unjust, Matt. v. 45. all these things, xiv.-22. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing

VER. 18. again; and your reward shall be

Και ταύτα λέγοντες, μόλις κατέπαυσαν great, and ye shall be the children of | τους όχλους του μη θύειν αυτούς. the Highest : for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil, Luke vi. 35.

And with these sayings scarce restruinb I would seek unto God, and unto

ed they the people, that they had not done God would I commit my cause ; Which sacrifice unto them. doeth great things and unsearchable;

VER. 19. marvellous things without number: Who giveth rain upon the earth, and

'Επήλθον δε από Αντιοχείας και Ικονίου Sendeth waters upon the fields, JOB | Ιουδαίοι, και πείσαντες τους όχλους, και ν. 8-10. By the breath of God frost | λιθάσαντες τον Παύλον, έσυραν έξω της is given ; and the breath of the waters

πόλεως, νομίσαντες αυτόν τεθνάναι. is straitened. Also by watering he a And there came thither certain Jews wearieth the thick cloud; he scatter- from Antioch and Iconium, who pereth his bright cloud, And it is turned suaded the people, and, having stoned round about by his counsels; that they Paul, drew him out of the city, supposmay do whatsoever he commandeth ling he had been dead.

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ACTS ΧΙV. 19-28.-xv. 1.

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a Persecuted, but not forsaken ; cast

VER. 24. down, but not destroyed, Always bearabout in the body the dying of the Και διελθόντες την Πισιδίαν, ήλθον εις Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus | Παμφυλίαν. might be made manifest in our body. And after they had passed through For we which live are alway delivered Pisidia, they came to Pamphylia. unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made

VER. 93. manifest in our mortal flesh, 2 Cor.

Και λαλήσαντες εν πέργη τον λόγον, καiv. 9-11. Thrice was I beaten with τέβησαν εις 'Αττάλειαν: rods, once was I stoned, xi. 25.

And when they had preached the word VER. 20.

in Perga, they went down into Attalia : Κυκλωσάντων δε αυτών των μαθητών,

VER. 26. αναστάς εισήλθεν εις την πόλιν και τη επαύριον εξήλθε συν τω Βαρνάβα εις Δέρ- εθεν ήσαν παραδεδομένοι τη χάριτι του

Κακείθεν απέπλευσαν εις 'Αντιόχειαν Gην.

Θεού εις το έργον δ έπλήρωσαν. Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he roseup, and came into the

And thence sailed to Antioch, from city: and the next day he departed with whence they hud been recommended to the Barnabas to Derbe.

grace of God for the work which they

fulfilled. VER. 91.

VER. 27. Ευαγγελισάμενοί τε την πόλιν εκείνην, Παραγενόμενοι δε και συναγαγόντες την και μαθητεύσαντες ικανούς, υπέστρεψαν εις εκκλησίαν, ανήγγειλαν όσα εποίησεν ο Θεός την Λύστρας και Ικόνιον και Αντιόχειαν:

μετ' αυτών, και ότι ήνοιξε τοις έθνεσι θύραν

πίστεως. And when they had preached the Gospel to that city, and had * taught many,

And when they were come, and had they returned again to Lystra, and to gathered the church together, they reIconium, and Antioch,

hearsed all that God had done with

them, a and how he had opened the door • Gr. made many disciples.

of faith unto the Gentiles. VER. 29.

a See on Matt. xii. ver. 18. clause 5. 'Επιστηρίζοντες τας ψυχάς των μαθη

VER. 28. τών, παρακαλούντες εμμένειν τη πίστει, και ότι διά πολλών θλίψεων δεϊ ημάς εισελ.

Διέτριβον δε εκεί χρόνον ουκ ολίγον συν θείν εις την βασιλείας του Θεού.

τους μαθηταίς.

And there they abode long time with Confirming the souls of the disciples, the disciples. a and exhorting them to continue in the faith, b and that we must through much CHAP. XV.LVER. 1. tribulation enter into the kingdom of

Και τινες κατέλθόντες από της Ιουδαίας,

εδίδασκον τους αδελφούς: “οτι εάν μή πεa See on John viii. ver. 31.

ριτέμνησθε τώ έθει Μωϋσέως, ου δύνασθε bSee on Matt. v. ver. 10. clause 1. lowonvas.

And certain men which came down VER. 23.

from Judæa, a taught the brethren, and Χειροτονήσαντες δε αυτούς πρεσβυτέρους said, Except ye be circumcised after the κατ' εκκλησίαν, προσαυξάμενοι μετά νηστειών, (παρέθεντο αυτούς τω Κυρίω εις ον | manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved. πεπιστεύκεισαν.

a Stand fast therefore in the liberty

wherewith Christ hath made us free, a And when they had ordained them and be not entangled again with the elders in every church, and had b prayed yoke of bondage. Behold, 1 Paul say with fasting, they commended them to the

That if

ye be circumcised, Lord, on whom they believed.

Christ shall profit you nothing. For I a See on chap. xi. ver. 30.

testify again to every man that is cirSee on Matt. vi. ver. 16. clause 1. I cumcised, that he is a debtor to do

God. .


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ACTS xv. 1-10.

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the whole law, Gal. ν.1-3. And I, η γοντες: “Ότι δεϊ περιτέμειν αυτούς, παραγbrethren, if I yet preach circumcision, | γέλλειν τε τηρείν τον νόμον Μωϋσέως. why do I yet suffer persecution ? then

But there * rose up certain of the sect is the offence of the cross ceased. I of the Pharisees, which believed, saying, would they were even cut off which Ihat it was needful to circumcise them, trouble you. For, brethren, ye have and to command them to keep the law of been called unto liberty ; only use not Moses. liberty for an occasion to the flesh,

* Or, rose up, said they, certain. but by love serve one another, 11—13.

VER. 6.
VER. 2.

Συνήχθησαν δε οι απόστολοι και οι πρεσΓενομένης oύν στάσεως και συζητήσεως Gύτεροι ιδείν περί του λόγου τούτου. ουκ ολίγης τω Παύλο και το Βαρνάβα προς αυτούς, έταξαν αναβαίνειν Παύλον και And the apostles and elders came toΒαρνάβαν καί τινας άλλους εξ αυτών προς | gether for to consider of this matter. τους αποστόλους και πρεσβυτέρους εις Ιε

VER. 7. ρουσαλήμ, περί του ζητήματος τούτου.

Πολλής δε συζητήσεως γενομένης, αναWhen therefore Paul and Barnabas | στάς Πέτρος είπε προς αυτούς: "Ανδρες had no small dissention and disputation | αδελφοί, υμείς επίστασθε ότι αφ' ημερών with them ; they determined that Paul αρχαίων ο Θεός εν ημίν εξελέξατο δια του and Barnabas, and certain other of them, | στόματός μου ακούσαι τα έθνη τον λόγον should go up to Jerusalem unto the αγο- του ευαγγελίου, και πιστεύσαι. stles and elders about this question.

And when there had been much disputa Then, fourteen years after, I went ing, Peter rose up, and said unto them, up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, Men and brethren, a ye know how that a and took Titus with me also. And.I good while ago God made choice among went up by revelation, and communi

us, that the Gentiles by my mouth should cated unto them that Gospel which I hear the word of the Gospel, and believe. preach among the Gentiles : but privately to them which were of reputa

a See on chap. x. tion, lest by any means I should run,

VER. 8. or had run, in vain, Gal. ii. 1, 2.

Και ο καρδιογνώστης Θεός εμαρτύρησεν VER. 3.

αυτούς, τους αυτούς το Πνεύμα το άγιον, καΟι μεν ούν προπεμφθέντες υπό της εκ- | θώς και ημίν κλησίας, διήρχοντο την Φοινίκης και Σαμά à And God, which konoweth the hearts, ρειαν, εκδιηγούμενοι την επιστροφής των | bare them witness, b giving them the Holy εθνών και εποίουν χαράν μεγάλην πάσι | Ghost, even as he did unto us ; τοίς αδελφούς.

a See on Matt. ix. ver. 4. clause 1. And being brought on their way by b See on John vii, ver. 39. clause 1. the church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of

VER. 9. the Gentiles: and they caused great joy Και ουδέν διέκρινε μεταξύ ημών τε και unto all the brethren.

αυτών, τη πίστει καθαρίσας τας καρδίας

αυτών. VER. 4. Παραγενόμενοι δε εις Ιερουσαλήμ απε

And put no difference between us and δέχθησαν υπό της εκκλησίας και των απο- | them, 8 purifying their hearts by faith. στόλων και των πρεσβυτέρων, ανήγγειλάν a And the voice spake unto him σε όσα ο Θεός έποίησε μετ' αυτών. again the second time, What God

And when they were come to Jerusa- hath cleansed, that call not thou comlem, they were received of the church, mon, Acts x. 15. See also on Luke and of the apostles and elders; and they

i. ver. 75. declared all things that God had done

VER. 10. with them.

Νυν ούν τι πειράζετε τον Θεόν, επιθείναι VER. 5.

ζυγόν επί τον τράχηλον των μαθητών, δεν Εξανέστησαν δέ τινες τών από της αιρέ- | ούτε οι πατέρες ήμών, ούτε ήμεϊς ισχύσασεως των Φαρισαίων πεπιστευκότες, λέ- 1 μεν βαστάσαι ;

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ACS xv. 10-13.

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Now therefore why tempt ye God, a to in his kindness toward us through put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye which neither our fathers nor we were saved through faith; and that not of able to bear ?

yourselves ; it is the gift of God: Not a For they bínd heavy burdens, and of works, lest any man should boast, grievous to be borne, and lay them on

ii. 7-9. For the grace of God that men's shoulders; but they themselves bringeth salvation hath appeared to will not move them with one of their all men, Teaching us, that, denyfingers, Matt. xxii, 4. Stand fast ing ungodliness and worldly lusts, we therefore in the liberty wherewith should live soberly, righteously, and Christ hath made us free, and be not godly, in this present world: Looking entangled again with the yoke of for that blessed hope, and the glorious bondage, Gal. v. 1.

appearing of the great God and our

Saviour Jesus Christ, Tit. ii. 11-13. VER. 11.

For we ourselves also were sometimes 'Anhà trà tñs zápitoç Kupiou ’Inco foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving Χριστού πιστεύομεν σωθήναι, καθ' όν τρό- | divers lusts and pleasures, living in πον κακείνοι.

malice and envy, hateful, and hating

one another. But after that the kind. a But we believe that through the grace ness and love of God our Saviour toof the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be ward man appeared, Not by works of saved, even as they.

righteousness which we have done, a Being justified freely by his grace, but according to his mercy he saved through the redemption that is in us, by the washing of regeneration, Christ Jesus, Rom. iii. 24. More- and renewing the Holy Ghost; over, the law entered, that the of. Which he shed on us abundantly, fence might abound. But where sin through Jesus Christ our Saviour; abounded, grace did much more That, being justified by his grace, we abound : That as sin hath reigned should be made heirs according to unto death, even so might grace the hope of eternal life, Titus iï. 3.-7. reign, through righteousness, unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord,

VER. 12. 1. 20, 21. For the wages of sin is “Eσίγησε δε σάν το πλήθος, και ήκουον death ; but the gift of God is eternal | Βαρνάβα και Παύλου εξηγουμένων όσα life, through Jesus Christ our Lord, εποίησεν ο Θεός σημεία και τέρατα εν τοίς vi. 23. For ye know the grace of our zoveri di'aútāv. Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he Then all the multitude kept silence, was rich, yet for your sakes he be- and gave audience to Barnabas and Paul, came poor, that ye through his po- declaring what miracles and wonders perty might be rich, 2 Cor. viii. 9. God had wrought among the Gentiles by I marvel that ye are so soon removed them. from him that called you into the

VER. 13. grace of Christ unto another Gospel, Μετά δε το σιγήσαι αυτούς, απεκρίθη Gal. i. 6. Knowing that a man is 'Iéxwbos, abyour• "Aydges åden poi, åxouoaté not justified by the works of the law,

кор" but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that

And after they had held their peace, We might be justified by the faith of James answered, saying, Men and bre. Christ, and not by the

works of the thren, hearken unto me : law: for by the works of the law shall a But other of the apostles saw I no flesh be justified, ii. 16. Having none, save James the Lord's brother, predestinated us unto the adoption of Gal. i. 19. And when James, Cephas, children by Jesus Christ to himself, and John, who seemed to be pillars, according to the good pleasure of his perceived the grace that was given will, To the praise of the glory of unto me, they gave to me and Barnahis

grace, wherein he hath made us bas the right hands of fellowship; that accepted in the Beloved, Eph. i. 5, 6. we should go unto the heathen, and That in the ages to come he might they

unto the circumcision. Only they shew the exceeding riches of his grace, I would that we should remember the


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ACTS XV. 13-20.

A. D. 52. poor; the same which I also was for shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, ward to do, ii. 9, 10.

and shall he not make it good, Numb.

xxiii. 19. Declaring the end from the VER. 14.

beginning, and from ancient times the Euuedo Gnghoato rabòs apôtov things that are not yet done, saying, OOS ÉTecrétaro labaiv ég eOvãv açò émi My counsel shall stand, and I will do τω ονόματι αυτού.

all my pleasure, Isa. xlvi. 10. And Simeon hath declared how God at the to make all men see, what is the felfirst did visit the Gentiles, to take out of lowship of the mystery, which from them a people for his name.

the beginning of the world hath been

hid in God, who created all things by VER. 15.

Jesus Christ, Eph. iii. 9. Και τούτω συμφωνούσιν οι λόγοι των προφητών, καθώς γέγραπται·

VER. 19. And to this agree the words of the

Διό εγώ κρίνω μή παρενοχλεΐν τοϊς από prophets; as it is written,

των εθνών επιστρέφουσιν επί τόν Θεόν, ,

Wherefore my sentence is, that we VER. 16.

trouble not them, which from among the Metà taūta åvæotpétw, xai dvosxodo-Gentiles a are turned to God: μήσω την σκήνην Δαβίδ την πεπτωκυίαν, και τα κατεσκαμμένα αυτής ανοικοδομή- | what manner of entering in we had

a For they themselves shew of us σω, και ανορθώσω αυτήν

unto you, and how ye turned to God After this I will return, and will from idols, to serve the living and true build again the tabernacle of David, God, 1 Thess. i. 9. which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it

VER. 20. up: 2 In that day will I raise up the ta: άσο των αλισγημάτων των ειδώλων, και

'Αλλά επιστείλαι αυτούς του απέχεσθαι bernacle of David that is fallen, and της πορνείας, και του πνικτού, και του αίclose up the breaches thereof; and

ματος. . I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old, Amos

But that we write unto them, a that ix, 11.

they abstain from pollutions of idols, band

from fornication, cand from things VER. 17.

strangled, and from blood, Οπως αν εκζητήσωσιν οι κατάλοιποι των ανθρώπων τον Κύριον, και πάντα τα concerning whom the LORD command

a They did not destroy the nations, έθνη, εφ' ους επικέκληται το όνομά μου | ed them : But were mingled among ŠT" avtoúse réyes Kúguos ó motãy TĀÕTA the heathen, and learned their works. πάντα. .

And they served their idols; which a That the residue of men might seek were a snare unto them. Yea, they after the Lord, anil all the Gentiles, upon sacrificed their sons and their daughwhom my name is called, suith the Lord, ters unto devils, And shed innocent who doeth all these things.

blood, even the blood of their sons, a That they may possess the rem

and of their daughters, whom they nant of Edom, and of all the heathen, sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: which are called by my name, saith and the land was polluted with blood. the Lord that doetñ this, Amos ix. 12. Thus were they defiled with their own

works, and went a whoring with their VER. 18.

own inventions. Therefore was the Γνωστά απ' αιώνός έστι τω Θεώ πάντα | wrath of the LoRD kindled against his τα έργα αυτού. .

people, insomuch that he abhorred his a Known unto God are all his works But I say, that the things which the

own inheritance, Psal. cvi. 34–40. from the beginning of the world.

Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to a God is not a man, that he should devils, and not to God: and I would lie; neither the son of man, that he not that ye should have fellowship should repent: hath he said, and I with devils, 1 Cor. x. 20.

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