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cause their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.

2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, "It is not reason 3 that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.

3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

4 But we will 'give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.

5 ( And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man 5full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and

2 together. Ma. 3 meet. Ma. Gen. about to slay him. do. xi. 20 : Some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus.

• Acts, iv.35: And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

d See Exod. xviii. 17–26.

e Deut. i. 13: Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you. Acts, i. 21: Of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us. do. xvi. 2: Which [Timotheus] was well reported of by the brethren. 1 Tim. iii. 7, 8, 10: He must have a good report of them which are without. Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre. And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.

fActs, ii. 42: They continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 1 Tim. iv. 15: Meditate upon these things ; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

& Acts, xi. 24: He [Barnabas] was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith.

• Acts, viii.5, 26 : Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. The angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south. do. xxi. 8: We entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, which was one of the seven; and abode with him.

19 But 'the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said,

20 "Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people & all the words of this life.

21 And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. "But the High Priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.

22 But when the officers came, and found them not in the prison, they returned, and told,

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y Acts, xii. 7: Behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison : and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands. do. xvi. 26: Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.

z Éxod. xxiv. 3: And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and all the judgments : and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which the Lord hath said will we do.

John, vi. 63, 68: It is the Spirit that quickeneth ; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go ? Thou hast the words of eternal life. do. xii. 50: I know that his commandment is life everlasting : whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, 80 I speak. do. xvii. 3, 8: And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou last sent. For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. 1 John, v. 11: And this is the record, that God hath given unto us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

Acts, iv. 5,6: And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and Scribes, and Annas the High Priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the High Priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.

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23 Saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors : but when we had opened, we found no man within.

24 Now when the High Priest and the captain of the temple and the Chief Priests heard these things, they doubted of them whereunto

this would grow.

25 Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom ye put in prison are standing in the temple, and teaching the people.

26 Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence : for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned.

27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the High Priest asked them,

28 Saying, Did not we straitly command 10 you that

ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, fand intend to bring this man's blood upon us.

10 strictly order. Pu. I would bring. Ham. Pu. c See on Acts, iv. 1. d See on Acts, iv. 21. e Acts, iv. 18.

* Acts, ii. 23, 36: Ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain (Jesus of Nazareth]. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. do. iii. 13, 15: The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go. And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses. do. iv. 10: Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified. do. vii. 52: Of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers.

& Mat. xxiii. 35: That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel

29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.

31 Him hath God 'exalted with 12 his right hand to be a m Prince and a " Saviour, for to give orepentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

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unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. do. xxvii. 25: Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

h Acts, iv. 19.

Acts, iii. 13, 15: The words under ver. 28. Acts, xxii. 14: And he said, The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth. See on Acts, ii. 24.

k Acts, x. 39: Whom they slew, and hanged on a tree. do. xiii. 29: When they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down from the tree. Gal. iii. 13: Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us : for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree. 1 Pet. ii. 24: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree.

Acts, ii. 33, 36: Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted. Let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. Phil. ii. 9: Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name. Heb. ii. 10: For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. See on MAT. xxii. 44.

m Isa. ix. 6: His name shall be called The Prince of Peace. Acts, iii. 15: And killed the Prince of life.

Mat. i. 21: And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Acts, iv. 12: Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name given among men whereby we must be saved.

• LUKE, xxiv. 47: That repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Acts, iii. 26 : Unto you first, God having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every

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32 And we are his Pwitnesses of these things ; 9and so is also the Holy Ghost, 'whom God hath given to them that obey him.

one of you from his iniquities. do. xi. 18 : Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life. do. xiii. 38: Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins. Eph. 1. 7: In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace. Col. i. 14: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins. 1John, ii 12: I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.

P See on Luke, xxiv. 48.

4 JOHN, xv. 26, 27 : When the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me; and ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning

* Acts, ii. 2, 4, 38: Suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Repent, and be baptized every one of

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in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. do. iv. 31: When they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness. do. vii. 55 : He being full of the Holy Ghost. do. viii. 15, 16: [Peter and John] prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost; for as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. do.ix. 17: Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. do. x. 44: The Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. do. xi. 15, 17, 24: As I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them,

us at the beginning. Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God? He [Barnabas) was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith. do. xiii. 52: The disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost. do. xv. 8: God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us.

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