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* "These words are an early testimony of eye-witnesses to the truth of St. John's gospel : they may have been admitted from the margin into the text." Newcome.
Grotius and Le Clerc reject this whole chapter: but Wetstein admits it.
"Hammond considers the two last verses as the attestation of the Asiatic bishops; at whose request Eusebius affirms that John wrote his gospel.
"Dr. Owen thinks that from xai oidaμev, in ver. 24, to the end of ver. 25, is an early addition, perhaps a very early one, by another hand. Bowyer, 4to." Newcome.
convened together, they asked
12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath-day's journey. 13 And when they were come, they went into an upper room, where they usually abode; both Peter and James and John and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. 14 All these stedfastly continued with one
+ Gr. went in and out among us.
consent in prayer, with certain
15 AND in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, (whose number then present was about a hundred and twenty,) 16 and said "Men, Brethren, it was necessary for [that] scripture to be fulfilled, which the holy spirit spake by the mouth of David, concerning Judas, who was guide to those that seized Jesus; 17 inasmuch as he was numbered among us, and had his part allotted him in this ministry." 18 (Now this man, as we may say, bought a field with the reward of this inbe-iquity; and falling down, he burst in the midst, so that all his bowels gushed out :* 19 and it was known to all who dwelt in Jerusalem; so that the field was called, in their own dialect, Aceldama, that is, The field of blood. 20 "For it is written in the book of Psalms, 'Let his habitation be desolate; and let no one dwell therein.' And, Let another take his office.' 21 Out of those men, therefore, who have been with us all the time that the Lord Jesus was amongst us,† 22 from the time when he was baptized by John, to the day of his being taken up from us, one should be appointed with us for a witness of his resurrection." 23 Then they set apart two; Joseph, called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
*18, 19. "These verses may be considered as the words of St. Luke, the historian: and from the phrase in their own dialect, compared with Col. iv. 11, 14, some infer that Luke was a gentile."
"Thou Lord, who knowest the hearts of all men, appoint one of these two, whom thou hast chosen for thyself, 25 to take the allotment of this ministry, and apostleship, from which Judas separated himself, that he might go to his own place.' 26 And their lots were cast: and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
24 And they prayed, saying, | dialect, in which we were born? 9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judeat and Cappadocia, in Pontus and Asia, 10 in Phrygia and Pamphylia, in Egypt and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers from Rome, both Jews and proselytes. 11 Cretans also and Arabians; we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God." 12 And they were all amazed, and doubted; saying one to another, "What can this mean?" 13 But others, scoffing, said, "These men are full of new wine."
CH. II. 1 NOW when the day of Pentecost was come, they were all, with one consent, in the same place, 2 and suddenly, there came from heaven a sound, as of a rushing mighty wind; and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 3 And they saw, as it were, tongues of
14 But when Peter and the eleven had stood up, he lifted up his voice, and said to them, fire, distributing themselves," Ye Jews, and all ye who dwell in Jerusalem, be this known to you, and hearken to my words. 15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose; since it is but the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel, 17 And it shall come to pass in the latter days, saith God, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18 and on my
and sitting upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with a holy spirit and began to speak in different languages, as the spirit gave them utterance. 5 Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem, Jews, religious men, out of every nation under heaven. 6 And when this report was spread abroad, the multitude came together, and were perplexed, because every one heard them speaking in his own dialect. 7 And they were [all] amazed, and wondered,
saying one to another, "Be-men-servants, and on my maidhold, are not all these who servants I will pour out my speak Galileans? 8 How then spirit in those days; and they hear we every man in our own I shall prophesy: 19‡ and I will
The Syriac, according to the Latin of Tremellius, runs thus; "à quo separavit se lihudah, ut abiret in locum suum." This sense of the word is justified by the LXX Exod. xxxii. 8, where it is rendered turned aside; "they have turned aside out of the way which," &c.-"from which Judas turned aside, that &c.
"India, Idumea, Cilicia, Bithynia, Lydia; are different eonjectures." Newcome. 19,20. "These verses refer to the destruction of Jerusalem." Newcome.
show wonders in heaven above, | plainly speak to you of the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is amongst us to this day. 30 Wherefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn to him with an oath, that of the fruit of his loins he would place successors on his throne; 31 he foresaw this, and spake concerning the resurrection of Christ; that he was not left in hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. 32 This Jesus, God hath raised up; of which all we are witnesses. 33 Having therefore been exalted to the right hand of God, and having receiv ed from the Father, the promise of the holy spirit, he hath poured out this, which ye now see and hear. 34 For David hath not ascended into the heavens: but he himself saith, Jehovah said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 35 until I make thine enemies thy footstool.' 36 Wherefore, let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made this same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ."
́and signs on the earth beneath;
29" Men, brethren, let me
37 NOW when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter, and to the rest of the apostles, "Men, brethren, what shall we do?" 38 Then Peter said to them "Reform, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the holy spirit. 39 For the promise is to you, and to
"The providence of God preserved the Christians, at the time when such unexampled cala mities befel the Jews." Newcome.
your children; and to all that are afar off, as many as the Lord our God shall call." 40 And with many other words he testified and exhorted, saying, "Save yourselves from this perverse generation."
41 Then those who [gladly] received his words, were baptized: and about three thousand souls were added on that day. 42 And they stedfastly continued in the doctrine of the apostles, and in fellowship, and in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 And fear came upon every one; and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together, and had all things in common; 45 and sold their possessions and goods, and parted them among all, as every one had need. 46 And stedfastly continuing in the temple every day, with one consent, and breaking bread from house to house, they partook of food with gladness, and singleness of heart; 47 praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord was daily bringing together those, who accepted salvation, into the church.
go into the temple, asked [to receive] alms. 4 Then Peter, with John, having stedfastly fixed his eyes upon him, said, "Look on us." 5 And he gave heed to them, expecting to receive something from them. 6 Then Peter said, "Silver and gold I have not but such as I have, I give to thee. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise and walk." 7 And he took him by the right hand, and raised him up; and immediately his feet and ancle-bones were strengthened: 8 and leaping up, he stood and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. 9 And all the people saw him walking, and praising God; 10 and they knew that it was he who used to sit for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with astonishment and amazement at what had befallen him.
11 AND as he held Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch, which is called Solomon's, much astonished.
12 Now Peter observing it, he said to the people, "Ye men of Israel, why wonder ye at this? or why look ye earnestly on us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man to walk? 13 The God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his servant Jesus; whom ye indeed delivered up, and denied [him] in the presence of Pilate, when he had
CH. III. 1 NOW Peter and John went up together into the temple, at the hour of prayer, which was the ninth hour. 2 And a certain man, lame from his birth, was carried; who was laid daily at the gate of the temple, which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of those that entered into the temple: 3 who, seeing Peter and John about to