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embracing him said, 9 Trouble not yourselves ; for his life is in him.

11 When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed.

12' And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted.

13 | And we went before to ship, and sailed unto Assos, there intending to take in Paul : for so had he appointed, minding himself to go afoot.

14 And when he met with us at Assos, we took him in, and came to Mitylene.

15 And we sailed thence, and came the next day over against Chios; and the next day we arrived at Samos, and tarried at Trogyllium ; and the next day we came to Miletus.

16 For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia : for he "hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at *Jerusalem the day of 'Pentecost.

17 G And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the Church.

18 And when they were come to him, he said unto them, "Ye know, "from the first day that I

8 by land. Wi. Br. 9 Mat. ix. 24: He said unto them, Give place; for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth.

"Acts, xxi. 4, 12. * Acts, xviii. 21: But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus. do. xix. 21. do. xxiv. 17: Now after many years I came to bring alms to my nation, and offerings.

* Acts, ii. 1: And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. I Cor. xvi. 8: But I tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.

u 1 Thes. ii. 1, 10: Yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain. Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe.

Acts, xviii. 19: He came to Ephesus, and left them there :


came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you Wat all seasons,

19 Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many 'tears, and a temptations, which befell me aby the lying in wait of the Jews :

20 And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have showed you, and have taught you publicly, "and from house to house, 21 dTestifying both to the Jews, and also to

9 trials. Pu. but he himself entered into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews. do. xix. 1, 10. I THES. i. 5,9: Our Gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you


sake. For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.

w 2 Tim, iv. 2: Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season.

x 1 Cor. xv. 9, 10: For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the Church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am : and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain ; but I laboured more abundantly than they all : yet not I, but the grace

of God which was with me. y Phi. iii. 18 : For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ,

2 2 Cor. iv. 8–11: We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

a Ver. 3.
b Ver. 27.

2 Tim. iv. 2 : Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine,

d Acts, xviii. 5: And when Silas and Timotheus were come


the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

22 And now, behold, I go 'bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, Snot knowing the things that shall befall me there :

23 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me. 10

24 But 'none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might k finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have mreceived of the Lord Jesus, to testify the Gospel of the grace of God.

10 wait for me. A. V.


from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ.

e See on Mat. iv. 17. Acts, xix. 21. 8 James, iv. 14: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the For what is your life? it is even a vapour,


appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

h Acts, ix. 16: For I will show him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake. do. xxi. 4, 11. 1 Thes. ii. 3: That no man should be moved by these afflictions : for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.

· Acts, xxi. 13, Rom. viii. 35, 37 : Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword ? Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that

2 Cor. iv. 16: For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. Phi. iv. 12: I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound : every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

k John, xvii. 4: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. 2 Tim. iv. 7: I have fought a good fight, I have finished

my course. 12 Cor. iv. I: Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not. See on Col. i. 23.

m Gal. i. 1: Paul, an apostle, not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father. Tit. i.3: (God) hath in due times manifested his word through preaching,

loved us.

25 And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall "see my face no more.

26 Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am opure " from the blood of all men.

27 For I have not Pshunned to declare unto you all the 'counsel of God.

28 T Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you "overseers, to

Il clear. Br. Rh.

which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour.

n Ver. 38. Rom. xv. 23: But now having no more place in

these parts.

• Acts, xviii. 6: When they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean. 2 Cor. vii. 2: Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.

p Ver. 20.

4 LUKE, vii. 30 : The Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves. John, xv. 15: I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. Eph. i. 11: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will.

r Col. iv. 17: And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it. 1 Tim. iv. 16: Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine, continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee. 1 Pet. v. 2: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind.

s1 Cor. ix. 27 : I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection : lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

Acts, xiii. 2: As they ministered unto the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul.

u 1 Cor. xii. 28: God hath set some. in the church, first

'feed the Church of God,12 which he hath "purchased with his own blood.

12 the Lord. Wh.


apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. I Tim. iii. 1, 2 : This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless. Pal. i. 1: To all the saints in Christ Jesus, which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons, HBB. xlii. 17: Obey them that have the rule over you, submit yourselves; for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account; that they may do it with joy, and not with grief, for that is unprofitable for you.

PRO. X. 21 : The lips of the righteous feed many : but fools die for want of wisdom. Jer. iii. 15 : And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding. John, xxi. 15: Feed my lambs, &c. 1 Pet. v. 2, 3: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint

, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

"Isa. liii 10: It pleased the Lord to bruise him; he bath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin. 1 Cor. vi. 20 : Ye are bought with a price : there fore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. do. vii. 23 : Ye are bought with a price; be not servants of men. Eph. i. 7, 14: In whom we have redemption through his blood,

the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace ; which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the fraise of his glory. Col. i. 14: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins. Heb.ix. 12

, 14: Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place

, having obtained eternal redemption for us. How much the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered dead works to serve the living God ? do, x. 29 : Hath counted the blood of the

covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an uno holy thing. 1 Pet. i, 18, 19 : Forasmuch as ye know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold

, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb

1 John, 1.7: If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship




one with

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