29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings : and grant unto thy servants, that with all •boldness 20 they may speak thy word,

30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; dand that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

31 1 And when they had prayed, the place was 6shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all bfilled with the Holy Ghost, iand they spake the word of God with boldness.

20 confidence. Ma. Cr.

c Ver. 13, 31. EZEK. ii. 6: And thou, son of man,

be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions : be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house. Acts, ix. 27: He [Saul] had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus. do. xiii. 46: Paul and Barnabas waxed bold. do. xiv, 3: Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord. do. xix. 8: He went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months. do. xxvi. 26: The king knoweth of these things, before whom also I speak freely. do. xxviii. 31: Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence. 2 Cor. iii. 12: Seeing then that we have such hope, we use. great plainness of speech. Eph. vi. 19: That utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the Gospel.

Acts, ii. 43: And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. do. v. 12: And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people.

e 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.

f Ver. 27. 8 See on Rev. vi. 12. ” See on Acts, v. 32. Ver. 29.


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32 And the multitude of them that believed kwere of one heart and of one soul :2 neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own ; 'but they had all things

33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus : and great grace was upon them all.

34 Neither was there any among them that P lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,

35 And laid them down at the apostles' feet : rand distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

36 And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus,

21 of one will. Wi.

* Acts, v. 12. Rom. xv. 6: That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. See on John, xvii. 11.

1 Acts, ii. 44: And all that believed were together, and had all things common.

mActs, 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.

n See on LUKE, xxiv. 48.

• John, i. 16: And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. See on Acts, ii. 47.

P Acts, ii. 45: And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. 1 John, iii. 17: Whoso hath this world's goods, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

9 Ver. 37, Acts, v. 2.

r Acts, ii. 45: The words under ver. 34. do. vi. 1: And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration

**Having land, sold it, and brought the müey, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

CHAP. V. Ifter that Inanias and Sapphire his wife, for their hypocrisy, at

Peter's rebuke, had fallen down dead, 12 and that the rest of the apostles had wrought many miracles, 14 to the increase of the faith, 17 the apostles are again imprisoned, 19 but delivered by an ungel

, badding them to preach openly to all : 21 when, after their teaching accordingly in the temple, 29 and before the council, 33 they are in larger to be killed, through the advice of Gamaliel, a great counseiler among the Jews, they be kept alive, 10 and are but beaten : for which they glorify God, and cease no day from preuching.

BLT a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,

un "kept back part of the price, his wife ais being privy to it, and brought a certain ars, and ant it at the apostles' feet. 3 Peter , Ananias, why hath Satan

to lie tos the Holy Ghost,

to deceire. A. V.

CHAP. V. ILSETA 1,91: Bat the children of Israel committed s in the scend thing; for Achan took of the ac

w shon-hen I saw among the spoils a goodly BabyIN garment end two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge

then I careted them, and took them. 2 Kings, v.

him the urrent of Elisha the man of God, said, BeMaia w masa hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not re

aus denes that which he brought: but as the LORD the wall to after him, and take somewhat of him. 1 Tim. to the brewer is the root of all evil: which, while We are watter, they hare erred from the faith, and Shaws through with many sorrows.

Then entered Satan into Judas, surnamed W x rri 44: Ye are of your father the devil, and alle devam Asher ye will do. When he speaketh a lie, yake is own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

in the sop Satan entered into him. ubi Me They say, The LORD shall not see, eachtet wie God of Jacob regard it. Isa. xxix. 15: Woe landing dead har veep to hide their counsel from the LORD, disini Here in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? enida de With Us


and to keep back part of the price of the land ?

4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart ? thou hast not lied unto men, but funto God. 5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down,

gave up the ghost: and bgreat "fear came on all them that heard these things.

6 And the young men arose, 'wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.

7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.

8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.

9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together kto tempt the Spirit of the

* took him up. Gen. e Num. Xxx.2: If a man vow a vow unto the LORD, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth. DEUT. xxiii. 21: When thou shalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it; for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee. Ps. Ixvi. 13: I will pay thee my vows. Eccles. v. 4: When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools; pay that which thou hast vowed.

#Ps. cxxxix. 4: For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.

& Ver. 10, 11.

h Ps. cxix. 120: My flesh trembleth for fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments. Acts, ii. 43: Fear came upon every soul. do. xix. 17: And this was known to all the Jews and 'Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.

i John, xix. 40: Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.

k Ver. 3. Ps. 1. 18: When thou sawest a thief, then thou

Land: debon. the feet of them which have buried husband cathedog.and shall earrythee out.

21 - The tel se dor straightwayat his feet, anê riziied the ghost: and the young men came in ad ipad her dead, and, carrying her Dried user or be hasband.

Il * Aad great fear came upon all the Church, and won a T a heard these things

(422 by the hands of the apostles were MET signs and wonders wrought among the perçue; and they were all with one accord in Tomca's porch

13 And of the rest dust no man join himself to them : 'b the people magnified them.

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consentedst with him, and hast been partager with adulterers. Mat. iv.7: Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

1 Ver. 5.
- See on ver. 5.

Acts, ii. 43: And fear came upon every soul : and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. do. xiv. 3: Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands. do. xix. 11: And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul. Rom. xv. 19: Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem,and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the Gospel of Christ. 2 Cor. xii. 12: Truly the signs of an apostle were wrought among you in all patience, in signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds. Heb. ii. 4: God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will.

• See on Acts, iv. 32. p See on JOHN, X. 23.

See on John, vii. 13. r Acts, ii. 47: Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the Church daily such as should be saved. See on Acts, iv. 21.

• See on Acts, ii. 41.

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