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CHAP. IV. 1 The rulers of the Jews, offended with Peter's sermon, 4 (though thousands of the people were converted that heard the word ) imprison him and John : 5 after, upon examination, Peter boldly avouching the lame man to be

healed by the name of Jesus, and that by the same Jesus only we must be eternally saved, 13 they command him and John to preach no more in that name, adding also threatening, 23 whereupon the Church fleeth to prayer : 31 and God, by moving the place where they were assembled, testified that he heard their prayer : confirming the Church with the gift of the Holy Ghost, and with mutual love and charity.

AND as they spake unto the people, the Priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them,

2 Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.4

3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide.

4 Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand. 5 | And it came to pass on the morrow,

that their rulers, and elders, and Scribes,

6 And d Annas the High Priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the High Priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.

i ruler. LUKE, xxii. 4. v. 24. A. V. ? much troubled. Ham. 3 Jesus in the resurrection. Wh. * From the death. Ma. Cr. 5 Jonathan. Wh.

CHAP. IV. a LUKE, xxii. 4: He went his way, and communed with the Chief Priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them. Acts, v. 24.

• MAT. xxii. 23: The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,&c. Acts, xxiii. 8: For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.

c See on Acts, ii. 41. a See on LUKE, iii. 2.

7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?

8 "Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,

9 If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent’ man, by what means he is made whole;

10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that sby the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom "God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

11 This is the istone which was set at nought® of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

12 Neither is there salvation in any other : for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

13 | Now when they saw the boldness of Pebefore them. ('o. Ma. Cr. Bi. ?infirm. 8 rejected. Rh. Pu. 9 to. Wh.

e See on Mat. xxi. 23.

f Luke, xii. 11, 12: And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye

shall say: For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say. Acts, vii. 55: But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God.

& Acts, iii. 6, 16 : 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. And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

h See on Acts, ii. 24. See on Luke, ii. 34.

*Mat. i. 21: He shall save his people from their sins. Acts, x. 43: See on 1 Tim. ii. 5, 6.

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ter and John, 'and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant 10 men, they marvelled; and they took"I knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

14 And beholding the man which was healed mstanding with them, they could say nothing against it.

15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,

16 Saying, "What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable 12 miracle hath been done by them is 'manifest 13 to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it. 17 But 14 that it spread no further among

the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.

18 And they called them, and Pcommanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

10'unskilsul. Pu. 11 received. Ham. 12 mavifest. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Gen. openly known. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Gen. 4 Nevertheless. Dod.

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I MAT. xi. 25: At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. 1 Cor. i. 27: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.

m Acts, iii. 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 do. xix. 36: Seeing then that these things cannot be spoken against, ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rashly.

ñ John, xi. 47: Then gathered the Chief Priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we ? for this man doeth many miracles.

Acts, iii. 9. 10: And all the people saw him walking and praising God': And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.

P Acts, v. 28, 40.

19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right " in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.

20 "For we cannot but speak the things which we have *seen and heard.

21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, 'because of the people : for all men glorified God for that which was done.

22 For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was showed.18

23 ( And being let go, 'they went to their own company, and reported all that the Chief Priests and elders had said unto them.

15 If it be just. Rh. 16 be obedient, Co. 17 for the miracle. Ma. 18 had been wrought. Rh.

4 Acts, v. 29.

JER. xx. 9: Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay. Acts, i. 8: But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. do. ii. 32: This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

* See on Acts, xxii, 14.

+ Mat. xxi. 26 : If we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet. Luke, xx. 6, 19: If we say, Of men; all the people will stone us : for they be persuaded that John was a prophet. The Chief Priests and the Scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him [Christ]; and they feared the people. do. xxii. 2: The Chief Priests and Scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people. Acts, v. 26. u Acts, iii. 7, 8.

Acts, i. 13: When they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, &c. do. ii. 1, 46: They were all with one accord in one place.-Continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house. do. xii. 12: When he [Peter] had considered the thing, he came to the house of Mary the mother of John, whose surname was Mark; where many were gathered together praying

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24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, "thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is :

25 Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, "Why did the heathen 'rage, and the people imagine vain things?

26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

27 For of a truth Yagainst athy holy child 19 Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

19 son. Gen. Wh.

w 2 Kings, xix. 15: And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.

* Ps. ii. 1: Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?

Ý MAT. xxvi. 3 : Then assembled together the Chief Priests, and the Scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the High Priest. LUKE, xxii. 2: And the Chief Priests and Scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people. do. xxiii. 1, 8: The whole multitude of them arose, and led him unto Pilate. When Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad.

z 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.

a LUKE, iv. 18: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. John, x. 36: Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God ? Acts, iii. 14.

b See on Acts, ii. 23.

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