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" added unto them about three thousand souls.

42 And they "continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in wbreaking of bread, and in prayers.

43 And fear came upon every soul: and *many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

44 And all that believed were together, and Yhad all things common;

u Acts, i. 15: The number of names [of the disciples] together were about an hundred and twenty. do.iv. 4: Many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand. do. v. 14: Believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women. do, xi. 24: For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith : and much people was added unto the Lord.

v Ver. 46. Acts, i. 14: These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren. do. ii. 1: They were all with one accord in one place. do. vi. 4: We will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. Rom. xii. 12: Rejoicing in bope, patient in tribulation, continuing instant in prayer. Eph. vi. 18: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereinto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. Col. v. 12: Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saateth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that e may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. EB. X. 25 : Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves togeer, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and much the more, as ye see the day approaching: ACTS, xx. 7: Upon the first day of the week, when the ciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto m.

MARK, xvi. 17: And these signs shall follow them that ieve; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall ak with new tongues. Acts, iv.33: And with great power e the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: great grace was upon them all. do. v. 12: And by the Is of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought ag the people; and they were all with one accord in Solos porch. cts, iv. 32, 34: And the multitude of them that believed of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them lught of the things which he possessed was his own, but vad all things common. Neither was there any among them

45 And sold their possessions and goods, and 'parted them to all mer, as every man had need.

46 And they, continuing daily with one accord ʻin the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat is their meat 19 with gladness and singleness of heart,

47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the Church daily such as should be saved.

CHAP. III. I Peto, preaching to the people that came to see a lame man restored

to his feet, 12 professeth the cure not to hare been trought by his er Joker's een pozer or holiness, but by God, and his Son Jesus, and through faith in kis name : 13 withal reprehending them for crucifring Jesus: 17 sekick because they did it through ignorance, and that thereby were fulfilled God's determinate coursel, and the Scripteres, 19 ke crkortet them by repentance and faith to seek remission of their sins, and salretion in iảe same Jesus. NOW Peter and John went up together into at home. A. F. did receive. Px. food, We. Pu. **those ihat would be. Pa

that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold.

* Isa. Ivui. 7: Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him? 2 Cor. ix, 1, 9: For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you. As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. Jonx, iii. 17: But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother hath need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? * See on ver. 42.

LUKg, xxiv. 53: And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Acts, v. 42: And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.

· ACTs, xx. 7: The words under ver. 42.

Luke, ii. 52: Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man. Acts, iv. 33: With great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. Rom. xiv. 18: He that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.

. See on ver. 41.

the temple at the hour of prayer, "being the ninth hour.

2 And a certain man "lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to dask alms of them that entered into the temple;

3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.

4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.

5 And he gave heed untothem, expecting to receive something of them.

6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but 'such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet 3 and incle bones 4 received strength.5

earnestly beholding him. Gen. 2 looked on. Whit. Ham. 3 legs. li. Co. feet. Wi, 5 became firm. Ham.

CHAP. III. a See on Acts, ii. 46.

Ps. lv. 17: Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, 1

cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. DAN. vi. 10: Now en Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into house : and his windows being open in his chamber towards isalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and red, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforeicts, xiv. 8: There sat a certain man at Lystrá, impotent s feet, being a cripple from his mother's womb, who never valked. OHN, ix. 8: The neighbours therefore, and they which e had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that d begged? CT9, xiv. 9: The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly ling him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed. 'ET. iv. 10: As every man hath received the gift, even ister the same one to another, as good stewards of the Id grace of God. rs, iv. 10.

8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

9 i And all the people saw him walking and praising God:

10 And they knew that it was he which ksat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.

11 And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called 'Solomon's, greatly wondering.

12 | And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our mown power or holiness? we had made this man to waik ?

13 "The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our ofathers, Phath glorified

6 sat and begged. Ma. Cr. ?virlue. Pu. b Isa. xxxv. 6: Then shall the lame man leap as an hart.

Acts, iv. 16, 21. k See on ver. 2. See on John, x. 23.

m 2 Cor. iii. 5: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God.

? See on MAT. xxii. 32.

Acts, v, 30, 31: The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

P John, vii. 39: But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified. do. xii. 16: These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him. do. xvii. 1: Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee. Eph.i. 20— 22: Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the

his Son Jesus; whom ye 'delivered up, and "denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.8

14 But ye denied the "Holy One and the

8 had decreed that he should be let



9 renounced. We.

dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: and hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head overall things to the Church. Phil. ii. 9–11: Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth ; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Heb. ii. 9: But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

Rev. i 5, 6, 18: And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood. And hath made us kings and Priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

9 Mat. xxvii. 2: And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.

* Acts, xiii. 28: And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be slain. See on MAT. xxvii. 20.

s Ps. xvi. 10: For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. MARK, i. 24: Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth ? Art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. Luke, i. 35: And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee : therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. Acts, ii. 27: Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. do. iv. 27: For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together.


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