motheus, the "son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed;' but his father was a Greek:

2 Which was 'well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium.

3 Him would Paul have to go forth with him ; and took and circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those quarters : for they knew all that his father was a Greek.

4 And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the f decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem.

5. And so were the Churches bestablished in the faith, and increased in number daily.

6 Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia

"Jewess Christian. Wi.

2 heathen. Wi. Gentile. Rh,


fal in the Lord. Phil. . 19, 20, 22: I trust in the Lord Jesus, to send Timotheus shortly unto you. For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state. Ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the Gospel. 1 Thes. iii. 2: And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the Gospel of Christ. 1 Tim. i. 2: Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith. 2 Tim. i. 2: To Timothy, my dearly beloved

c 2 Tim. i. 5: When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

d 1 Tim. v. 10: Well reported of for good works. Heb. xi. 2: For by it [faith] the elders obtained a good report. See on Acts, vi, 3.

e 1 Cor. ix. 20 : Unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law. GAL. i. 3: But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised. do. v. 2: Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing FAcTs, xv. 28, 29. See on Acts, xiii, 43.

and the "region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia,

7 After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into 3 Bithynia : but the Spirit suffered them not.

8 And they passing by Mysia 'came down to Troas.

9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a kman of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help 4 us.

10 And after he had seen the vision, 'immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the Gospel unto them.

11 Therefore loosing from Troas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, and the next day to Neapolis ;

12 And from thence to Philippi, which is the 3 by. Hum.

save. Br.

prepared. Ma. Cr. Bi. Gen. having proof. Pu.

h Gal. i. 2: And all the brethren which are with me, unto the Churches of Galatia. 1 Pet. i. 1 : Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bythinia.

i 2 Cor. ii. 12: When I came to Troas to preach Christ's Gospel, and a door was opened to me of the Lord. 2 Tim. iv. 13: The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.

k See on Acts, x. 30.

1 Ps. cxix. 60: I made baste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments. Mat.iv. 20 : They straightway left their nets, and followed him. Acts, x, 28, 29: God hath showed me that I should not call any man common or unclean. Therefore am I come unto you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for. do. xxvi. 19: Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision.

m 2 Cor. ii. 13: Taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.

n Phil. i. 1: Pauł and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus


chief? city of that part of Macedonia, and a colony: and we were in that city abiding certain days.

13 And on the sabbath 8 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.9

14 | And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us:10 whose Pheart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.

15 And when she was 9 baptized, and her hous. hold, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord," come into my house, and abide there. And she "constrained us.

16 ( And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit

? first. A. V. 8 Gr. sabbath day. A. V. 9 which assembled there. Ham. 10 learkened to us. Co. " If ye think that I believe on the Lord. Co. Ma. Cr. Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons.

Acts, xxi. 5: And when we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; and they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till we were out of the city : and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed.

P Luke, xxiv. 45: Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures.

9 Acts, viii. 12, 38 : When they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. He baptized him [the eunuch].

* See on LUKE, xxiv. 29.

s Lev. xix. 26, 31: Neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times. Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them. do. xx. 6, 27: The soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people. Ă man also or a woman that hath a familiar spirit,

of divination "? met us, which brought her masters 'much gain by soothsaying:

17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the 'most high God, which show unto us the 'way of salvation.

18 And this did she many days. But 13 Paul, "being grieved,14 turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour. 15

19 [ And when her masters saw that the hope of their 'gains was gone, they 'caught Paul and

15 im

18 of Python. A. V. 13 So that. Pu. 14 being concerned. Pu. mediately. Wh.

or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death. Deut. xviii. 10: There shall not be found among you any one-that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witcb. 1 SAM. xxviii. 7: Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire of her.

Isa. viii. 19: When they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God?

+ Acts, xix. 24: Demetrius a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen. u See Gen. xiv. 18-22.

Acts, xviii. 26: And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took hiin unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly. Heb. x. 20 : By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say,

his flesh. MARK, i. 25, 34: Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. [Jesus]-suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.

* See on MARK, xvi. 17.

y Acts, xix. 25, 26: Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth : moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away mueh people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands.

2 2 Cor. vi.5: In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults.

Silas, and a drew them into the marketplace 16 unto the rulers,

20 And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly v trouble our city,

21 And teach customs,17 which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans.

22 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded 'to beat them.

23 And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailor to keep them safely:

24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

25 Id And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

26 And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were

16 court. A. V. preach ordinances. Cr. Bi. a Mat.x. 18: And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for å testimony against them and the Gentiles.

b1 Kings, xviii. 17 : Ahab said unto him (Elijah], Art thou he that troubleth Israel? Acts, xvii. 6. do. xxiv. 5: We have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes.

* 2 Cor. xi. 23, 25: Are they ministers of Christ ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. Thrice was I beaten with rods. 1 Thes. ii. 2: Were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi. See on ver. 19.

"Ps. xxxiv. 1:1 will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. JAMES, v. 13: Is any among you afflicted ? let him pray. Is any merry ? let him sing psalms. See on Acts, v. 41.

• See on Rev. vi, 12.

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