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with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.
18 Then certain "philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered 14 him. And some said, What will this babbler 15 other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods : 16 because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.
19 And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus,saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is?
20 For thou bringest certain strange things to our ears : we would know therefore what these things mean.
21 (For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)
22 | Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars hill,18 and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too "superstitious. 19
23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions,20 I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore
ye ignorantly21 worship, him declare I unto you.
14 disputed with. Ma. Cr. Bi. Gen. Rh. 15 relailer of scraps. Dud. base fellow. A. V. 16 demons. Wh. 17 Mars hill : it was the highest court in Athens. A. V. 18 the court of the Areopagites. A. V. ceedingly addicted to the worship of invisible powers. Dod. 20 your gods that ye worship: 2 Thes, ii. 4. A.V. 21 without knowing him. We.
Acts, viii. 2: And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.
u Col. ii. 8: Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. Hos. viii. 12: I have written to him the great things of
my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.
w Jer.1. 38: A drought is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols.
24 God that 'made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, 'dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing "he givetb to all life, and breath, and all things ;
26 And hath made of done blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the "bounds of their habitation;
assigned borders, appointed before how long and far they should dwell. Co. determined the times appointed according to the bound of their habitation. Wh. * See on Acts, xiv, 15.
Mat. xi. 25 : At that time Jesus answered and said, 1 thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth.
? See on Acts, vii. 48.
a Ps. l. 8: I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.
b Gen. ii. 9 : The LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Num. xvi. 22: O God, the God of the spirits of all fesh. do. xxvii. 16: The LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh. JOB, xii. 10: In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind. do. xxvii. 3: All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils. do. xxxiii. 4: The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given life. Eccles. xii. 7 : The spirit shall return to God, who gave it. ISA. xlii. 5: Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein, do, lvii. 16: I will not contend for ever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made. "Zec. xii. 1: And formeth the spirit of man within him. Heb. xii. 9: Shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
Rom. xi. 36: For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things : to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
d Mal. ii. 10: Have ye not all one Father ? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers? e Ps. xxxi, 15: My times are in thy hand. Deut. xxxii. 8: When the Most High divided to the
27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, h though he be not far from every one of us :
28 For 'in him we live, and move, and have our being;23 as certain also of your own "poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is "like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.
30 And the times of this ignorance God "winked at;24 but now commandeth all men every where to repent.
nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
& Rom. i. 20: For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse. h See on Acts, xiv. 17.
Cot. i. 17: He is before all things, and by him all things consist. Heb. i. 3: Being the brightness of his glory, and the
express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power.
* Tit. i. 12: One of themselves, even a prophet of their own.
' ISA. xl. 18: To whom then will yeliken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?
m 1 Pet. i. 14: As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance.
" Acts, xiv. 16: Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways. Rom. ii. 25: To declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God.
• Tıt, ii. 11, 12: For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world. 1 Pet. i. 14: As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance. do. iv. 3: For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine,
31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will Pjudge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained;26 whereof he hath given assurance27 unto all men,
in that he hath raised him from the dead.28
32 ( And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee "again of this matter.
33 So Paul departed from among them.
34 Howbeit certain men clave unto 29 him, and believed: among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite,30 and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.
CHAP. XVIII. 3 Paul laboureth with his hands, and preacheth at Corinth to the Gen
tiles : 9 the Lord encourageth him in a vision : 12 he is accused before Gallio the deputy, but is dismissed : 18 afterwards passing from city to city, he strengtheneth the disciples : 24 Apollos, being more perfectly instructed by Aquila and Priscilla, 28 preacheth Christ with great efficacy.
AFTER these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth;
2 And found a certain Jew named a Aquila,
* equity. Wi. Rh. mercy. Br. 28 appointed. Rh.
27 offered faith. A. V. 28 from death. Wi. 29 joined with. Pu.
one of the council. Co. a senator. Ma. Cr.
revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries. See on Mat. iv. 17.
P See on Acts, x. 42. 9 See on Acts, ii. 24. Acts, xxvi. 8: Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?
LUKE, xiv. 18: And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. Acts, xxiv. 25 : And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season,
I will call for thee.
CHAP. XVIII. • Ver. xviii. 26. Rom. xvi. 3 : Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus. 1 Cor. xvi. 19: Aquila and
born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome :) and came unto them.
3 And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers.?
4 ¢ And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and
the Greeks. 5 And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that fJesus was Christ.5
6 And Swhen they opposed themselves, and the emperor Claudius. Ma. Cr. 2 ropemakers. Wi.
3 discoursed, Pu. instant in preaching. Rh. 5 is the Christ. A. V.
6 said contrary. Co. Ma. Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, 2 Tim. iv. 19: Salute Prisca and Aquila.
Acts, xx. 34: Yea, you yourselves know that these hands have ministered to my necessities, and to them that were with
1 Cor. iv. 12: And labour, working with our own hands. 2 Cor. xi.9 : When I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man. do. xii. 13, 14: I myself was not burdensome to you. I will not be burdensome to you. I Thes. ii.9: Ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable to any of you. 2 Thes. iii. 8,9: Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you : not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us. Acts, xvii. 2.
Acts, xvii. 14, 15. •Job, xxxii. 18: I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.
Ver. 28. Acts, ix. 22: But Saul increased the more in strength, and confounded the Jews which dwelt at Damascus, proving that this is very Christ. do. xvii. 3.
8 Acts, xiii. 45: But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming. 2 Tim. ii. 25: In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the