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Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to "Cyprus.

5 And when they were at Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews : and they had also k John to their minister.2

6 And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain 'sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus:

7 Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man :3 who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.

8 But mElymas the sorcerer, (for so is his name by interpretation,) "withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.

9 Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) "filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,

10 And said, O full of all şubtilty and all mischief, 4 Pthou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not ceases to pervert the right ways of the Lord ?

* for an attendant. Pu. 3 a man of understanding. Co. '"deceit. Rh. 5thou ceasest not. Co.

" Acts, iv. 36: Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas,-a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus.

i Ver. 46.

* Acts, xii. 25. do. xv. 37: Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark.

"Acts, viii. 9: There was a certain' man, called Simon, which before time in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria.

m Exod. vii. 11: Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.

n 2 Tim. iii. 8: Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth : men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

• Acts, iv. 8: Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel.

P See on MAT. xiii. 38.

11 And now, behold, 'the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.

12 Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.

13 Now when Paul and his company loosed ® from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia : and John departing from them returned to Jerusalem.

14 9 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the *synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down.

15 And after the 'reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye

bave 6 went off. Pu. 9 Exod. ix. 3: Behold, the hand of the LORD is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain. 1 Sam. v.6: But the band of the Lord was heavy upon them of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and smote them with emerods, even Ashdod and the coasts thereof.

* Acts, ix. 35: All that dwelt in Lydda and Saron saw him, and turned to the Lord.

* Acts, xv. 38: Paul thought not good to take him (John) with them; who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work.

* Acts, xvi. 13: On the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither. do. xvii. 2: Paul, as his manner was, went in [that is, into the synagogue) unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the Scriptures. do. xviii. 4: And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

LUKE, iv. 16 : He came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up:and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

v Ver. 27.

any word of exhortation for the people, say on.

16 Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel, and 'ye that fear God, give audience.

17- The God of this people of Israel 'chose our fathers, and exalted the people ? when they dwelt? as strangers in the land of Egypt, "and with an high arm brought he them out of it.

18 And about the time of forty years suffered he their manners' in the wilderness.

sojourned. Wh. 8 a mighty. Co. Gr. imporopópnoev, perhaps for itpopatépnosv, bore, or fed them, as a nurse beareth or feedeth her child. Deut. 1. 13, 2 MAC. vii. 27, according to the Sept. and so Chrysostom. A. V.

w Heb. xiii. 22: See on ver. 43. * See on Acts, xii. 17.

y Ver. 26, 42, 43. Acts, x. 35: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

2 Deut. vii. 6, 7: For thou art an holy, people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. The LORD did not set his love

upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people ; for ye were the fewest of all people. Ps. cxlvii. .19, 20: He showeth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. He hath not dealt so with any nation

a Exod. i. 1: Now these are the names of the children of Israel, which came into Egypt; every man and his houshold came with Jacob. 23, 24: Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham. And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies. Acts, vii. 17: But when the time of the promise drew nigh, which God had sworn unto Abraham, the people grew and multiplied in Egypt.

• Exod. vi. 6: Say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments. do. xiii. 14, 16: By strength of hand the LORD brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage. And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes : for by strength of hand the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt. - Exod. xvi. 35: The children of Israel did eat manna forty

19 And when he had destroyed 10 € seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he 'divided their land to them by lot.

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years, until they came to a land inhabited. Num. xiv. 33, 34: And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases bę wasted in the wilderness. After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years. Ps. xcv. 10: Forty years song was I grieved with this generation.

Num. xiv. 22: All those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles which I did in Egypt, and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice, [shall not see the land.] Ps.lxxviii. 38: He, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not; yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath. do. xcv. 9, 10: When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works. Forty years long was I grieved with this generation. Xots, vii. 36: He brought them out, after that he had showed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red sea, and in the wilderness

e Deut. vii. 1: When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Periz. zites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou.

*Num. xxvi. 54–56: To many thou shalt give the more inheritance, and to few thou shalt give the less. inheritance : to every one shall his inheritance be given, according to those that were numbered of him. Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit. According to the lot shall the pose session thereof be divided between many and few. JOSHUA, xiv. 1; 2: And these are the countries which the children of Israel inherited in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel, distributed for inheritance to them. By lot was their inheritance, as the LORD.commanded by the hand of Moses. Ps. lxxviii. 55: He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line.

& Judges, ii. 16 : The LORD raised up judges, which deli


about the space of four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet.

21 And afterward they desired a king : and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis, a mån of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years.

22 And when he had 'removed him, he raised up unto them "David to be their -king; to whom vered them out of the hand of those that spoiled them. do. iii. 9: When the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised up a deliverer.

1 Sam.iii. 20: And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD.

11 SAM. viii.5: Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.

* 1 SAM. X. 1: Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it upon his [Saul's] head, and kissed him, and said, Is it not because the Lord hath anointed thee to be captain over his inheritance? Hos. xiii. 11: I gave thee a king in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath.

'I SAM. xv. 23, 26, 28:-For-rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king. And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return with thee: for thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD hath rejected thee from being king over Israel. Samuel said unto him, The Lord hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, that is better than thou. do. xvi. 1: And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? do. xxxi. 6: So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armourbearer, and all his men, that same day together. Hos. xiii. 11: I gave thee a king in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath.

m 1 Sam. xvi. 13: Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. 2 SAM. ii. 4: And the men of Judah came, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. And they told David, saying, That the men of Jabesh-gilead were they that buried Saul. do. v.3: So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the LORD: and they anointed David king over Israel. Ps. lxxxix. 20: I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him.

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