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ACTS XXIII.

He is sent have

killed him : A. D. 60.

and now are they ready, looking for a p ch. 21. 33. promise from thee. & 24. 7. 22 So the chief cap-4 ch. 22. 30. tain then let ther ch. 18. 15. young man depart, & 25. 19. and charged him, Sees ch. 26. 31. thou tell no man that t ver. 20. thou hast shewed a ch. 24. 8. these things to me. & 25. 6. 23 And he called x ch. 21. 39. unto him two cen

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tarions, saying, Make This epistle ready two hundred is a good spesoldiers to go to Cæ-cimen of the sarea, and horsemen Roman methreescore and ten, thod of wriand spearmen ting letters: hundred, at the third of brevity, two it is a model hour of the night;

simplicity, provide and perspiScott. cuity.

24 And them beasts, that they may set Paul on, and bring him safe unto Felix the governor. 25 And he wrote a letter after this man

ner:

Not the they set out; same night for Antipatris was about 38 of our

ver. 31

26 Claudius Lysias miles northunto the most excel-west of Jerulent governor Felix salem. Hesendeth greeting. rod the Great 27 This man was and gave it rebuilt it, taken of the Jews, this name, in and should have been honour of his killed of them: then father Antipater. Ca

came I with an army, sarea was rescued

and

to Casarea.

I per

they accused him, I into their council: brought him forth 29 Whom ceived to be accused of questions of their nothing laid to his law, but to have charge worthy of death or of bonds. was told me how that 30 And when it the Jews laid wait

for the man, I sent straightway to thee, and gave commandment to his accusers also to say before thee what they had against him. Farewell.

the sol

31 Then diers, as it was commanded them, took Paul, and brought him by night to Antipatris.*

32 On the morrow they left the horseand returned to the men to go with him, Castle:

came to Cæsarea, and 33 Who, when they to the governor, predelivered the epistle sented Paul also before him.

34 And when the him, near 70 miles governor had read the understood from Jerusa- letter, he asked of

was.

having
that he was a Roman, lem, about 30 what'
28 q And when I from Antipa-
Would have known
the cause wherefore Benson's Co.

353

tris. See

province he And when he understood that he was of Cilicia;

Paul brought

35 y I will hear thee, said he, when thine accusers are also come. And he commanded him to be kept in z Herod's judgment hall.

CHAP. XXIV. 1 AND after a five days b Ananias the High Priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor against Paul.

2 And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence, 3 We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix,

ACTS XXIV.

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Jno. 18. 31. fch. 21. 33.

g ch. 23. 30.

Felix made

procurator
over Judæa,
A. D. 63.

ver. 6-
Tertullus
artfully men-
tions this, as

the most ex-
press fact he

before Felix.

Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:

6 d Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom

chief

we took, and would
havee judged accord-
ing to our law.*
7f But the
captain Lysias came
upon us, and with
great violence took
him away out of our
hands,

8 g Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining of whom thyself mayest take knowlege of all these things, whereof we accuse him.

Jews

9 And the also assented, saying that these things were so.

10 Then Paul, after that the governor had had to charge beckoned unto him to with all thankfulness. upon him, as speak, answered, For4 Notwithstanding, the Romans he knew that asmuch as I know that I be not further allowed the that thou hast been of tedious unto thee, Jews a power many years a judge pray thee that thou of executing, unto this nation, I wouldest hear us of even without do the more cheerthy clemency a few forms of law, fully answer for mywords.

a

any person
who should

5 For we have be found in such an act found this man pestilent fellow, and of profanaa mover of sedi- Doddridge.

tion among all the

tion. See

self:

that

11 Because thou mayest understand, that there are yet but twelve days since I went up to

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ch. 21. 26. tude, nor with tumult.

ich. 25. 8.

Am. 8. 14.

12 i And they neither found me in the temple disputing k ch. 9. 2. with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city:

2 Ti. 1. 3.
m ch. 26. 22.

& 28. 23.
n ch. 23. 6.
& 26. 6, 7.
& 28. 20.

13 Neither can they prove the things o Da. 12. 2. whereof they now accuse me.

& 20. 16. Ro. 15. 25. 2 Co. S. 4. Ga. 2. 10.

Jno. 5. 29. p ch. 23. 1. 14 But this I con-q ch. 11. 29. fess unto thee, that after k the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in mthel law and in the prophets :

s

rch. 21. 26.

& 26. 21.

ch. 23. 30.
& 25. 16.

t ch. 23. 6.

& 28. 20.

u ver. 7.

19 Who ought to have been here before thee, and object, if they had ought against me.

20 Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing in me, while I stood before the council,

21 Except it be for this one voice, that I them, Touching the cried standing among

resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you this day.*

22 And when Felix

15 And have hope x ch. 27. 3. heard these things, toward God, which & 23. 16. they themselves also having more perfect allow, knowledge of that that thereTertullus way, ver. he shall be a resurrection begins with them, and said, When deferred of the dead, both of flatteries, and Lysias " the just and unjust. the chief ends with 16 And P herein do falsehood; captain shall come I exercise myself, to down, I will know but Paul, rehave always a con- Divine elothe uttermost of your lying on a matter. science void of of- quence, havfence toward God, ing made a and toward men. simple intro17 Now after many pels, by a true

years 9 1

duction, re

came to denial, the bring alms to my charge of senation, and offerings. dition which 18 r Whereupon had been certain Jews from brought aAsia found me purigainst him. 355

23 And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty, and that he should forbid acquaintance to minone of his nister or come unte him.

! 24 And after cer

ACTS XXV.
A. D. 62.

Paul accused
tain days, when Felix
came with his wife
Drusilla, which was
a Jewess, he sent for
Paul, and heard him
concerning the faith
in Christ.

25 And as he reasoned of righteous

ness,

temperance,

y Ex. 23.8.
z ch. 12. 3.
& 25.9.14.
Ex. 23. 2.

a ver. 15.
ch. 24. 1.
b ch. 23. 12.

c ver. 18.

ch. 18. 14.

† Or, as

and judgment to
come, Felix trem- some copies
bled, and answered, read, no more
Go thy way for this than eight
time; when I have or ten days.
a convenient season, d ch. 24. 5.
I will call for thee.*"

13.

Mar. 15. 3.

before Festus.

him against Paul, and besought him,

3 And desired favour against him, that he would send for him to Jerusalem, laying b wait in the way to kill him. 4 But Festus anPaul swered, that should be kept at Cæsarea, and that he himself would depart shortly thither.

5 Let them therefore, said he, which among you are able, go down with me, Lu. 23. 2. and accuse this man, if there be any wickedness in him.

10.

e ch. 6. 13.

& 24. 12.
& 28. 17.

26 He hoped also
that money should
have been given him
he
of Paul, that
might loose him :
wherefore he sent for
him the oftener, and ver. 25—
communed with him. The con-
27 But after two duct of the
trembling

years Porcius Festus jailor at Phi-
came into Felix' lippi and
room: and Felix, that of Felix,
willing to shew the should be
Jews a pleasure, left
Paul bound.

CHAP. XXV.

carefully and
minutely
compared ;
for the con-
trast is in
every parti-

1 Now when Fes-cular striktus was come into ing and in

6 And when he had tarried among them more + than ten days, he went down unto Cæsarea; and the the judgment seat next day sitting on commanded Paul to be brought.

7 And when he was come, the Jews which came down from Jerusalem stood round and laid about, d many and grievous complaints against Paul, which they three days he as- Divine truth, could not prove. cended from Cæsarea can make a 8 While he anto Jerusalem. prince trem-swered for himself, 2 a Then the High ble before his Neither e against the prisoner.Priest and the chief Scott. of the Jews informed

structive.

the province, after The power of

law of the Jews, neither against the tem

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when he had confer

red with the council, the knowanswered, Hast thou

ledge that

Festus had

appealed unto Cæsar?
unto Cæsar shalt thou of Paul's be-

go.

17 Therefore, when they were come hither, n without any delay on the morrow I sat on the judgment seat, and commanded the man to be brought forth.

18 Against whom when the accusers stood up, they ing a Roman brought none accusacitizen, that 13 And after cer-engaged him tion of such things tain days king Agrip- to determine as I supposed: pa and Bernice came to try the unto Cæsarea to sacause himself.'-Dodlute Festus. 14 And when they

dridge.

19 But had certain questions against him of their own supersti tion, and of one Je

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