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him Priscilla and Aquila; having shorn his head in Cenchrea: for he had a vow."

19 And he came to Ephesus, and left them there: but he himself entered into the synagogue, and 'reasoned with the Jews.

20 When they desired him to tarry longer time with them, he consented not;

21 But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this "feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, “if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus.

A. D. 56. 22 And when he had landed at Casarea, and gone up, and saluted the Church, he went down to Antioch.

23 And after he had spent some time there, he departed, and went over all the country of • Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples.

WNUM. vi. 18: The Nazarite shall shave the head of his separation. Acts, xxi. 24 : Them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them, that they may shave their heads.

* Rom. xvi. 1: I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea. y See on ver.

4. 2 Acts, xix. 21. and xx. 16.

a Rom. i. 10: Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you. do. xv. 32: That I may come unto you with joy by the will of God, and may with you be refreshed. 1 Cor. iv. 19: But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord, will. do. xvi. 7: I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit. Phil. ii. 24: I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly. Heb. vi. 3 : This will we do, if God permit. JAMES, iv. 15: Ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

bGal. i. 2: And all the brethren which are with me, unto the churches of Galatia. do. iv. 14: And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.

· See on Acts, xiii. 43.

24 9 And a certain Jew named - Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the Scriptures, came to Ephesus.

25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being 'fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, bknowing only the baptism of John.

26 And he began to speak bboldly in the synagogue : whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and i expounded unto him the way of God (more perfectly.

27 And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him : who, when he was come,

* Rom. xvi. 10: Salute Apelles approved in Christ. 1 Cor. i. 12: Every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos. do. ii. 6: I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. do. iv. 6: And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself, and to Apollos for your sakes

; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. Tit. ii. 13: Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey.

* Col. iii. 16: Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another. fRom. xii. 11: Not slothful in business ; fervent in spirit

, Gal. vi. 10: As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the houshold of faith. James, v. 16: Confess your faults one to another

, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Rev. iii. 1; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

Acts, xix. 3.
See on Acts, iv. 29.

I Cor. xii. 21: The eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God. 2 Pet. iii. 18: But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

of you.


"helped 14 them much which had believed through grace:

28 For he mightily convinced 15 the Jews, and that publicly, showing by the Scriptures that Jesus was Christ. 16

CHAP. XIX. 6 The Holy Ghost is given by Paul's hands : 9 the Jews blaspheme his

doctrine, which is confirmed by miracles : 13 the Jewish exorcists 16 are beaten by the devil: 19 conjuring books are burnt : 24 Demetrius, for love of gain, raiseth an uproar against Paul, 35 which is appeased by the townclerk.

AND it came to pass, that, while - Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the Þupper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, 2 He said unto them, Have ye

received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be dany Holy Ghost.

3 And he said unto them, Untol what then 14 profited. Rh. 15 earnestly confuted. Pu. 16 is the Christ, A. V. With. Ma. In. Rh.

'1 Cor. iii. 6: I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. do. xv. 10: By the grace of God I am what

am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all : yet not I, but the


of God which was with me. m Eph. ii. 8; For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. n See on ver.


CHAP. XIX. a See on Acts, xviii. 24.

b1 Mac. iii. 37: He went through the high countries. do. vi. 1: King Antiochus travelling through the high countries.

John, vii. 39: This spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. Acts, X. 44, &c: While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word, &c.

Sam, iii. 7: Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him. Acts, viii. 16: For as yet he was fallen upon none of them.

were ye baptized? And they said, 'Unto John's baptism.

4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, & saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

5 When they heard this, they were baptized hin the name of the Lord Jesus.

6 And when Paul had i laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they *spake with tongues, and 'prophesied. 7 And all the men were about twelve.

8 And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and "persuading the things "concerning the kingdom of God.

2 treating of the kingdom of God. Wi.

e Acts, xviii. 25. See on Mat. iii. ll.

& John, i. 27,30: He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose, This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. Acts, xiii. 24. 25: When John had first preached before his coming the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. And as John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am ? I am not he: but, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.

b Acts, viii. 16: They were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 1 Cor. i. 13: Is Christ divided ? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?

See on Acts, vi. 6. * See on MARK, xvi. 17.

' 1 Cor. xiv. 1, &c: Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy, &c.

m See Acts, xvii. 2. xviii. 4. and xxviii. 23. " Acts, i. 3 : Being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God. do. xxvii. 23: To whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus.


A. D. 57. 9 But when divers were "hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of P that way before the multitude, he 4departed from them, and separated the disciples, disputing4 daily in the school of one Tyrannus.

10 And this "continued by the space of two years ; so that all they which dwelt in Asia heard. the word of the Lord Jesus, both Jews and Greeks.5

11 And God wrought special miracles6 by the + hands of Paul :

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* the way of the Lord. Wi. discoursing. Ham. Pu. "Gentiles. Rh. bextraordinary powerful things. Pu.

• 2 Tim. i. 15: All they which are in Asia be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes. Heb.iii. 13 : But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day;" lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

p Ver. 23. Acts, ix. 2 : [Saul] desired of him letters to Damascus, to the synagogue, that if he found any

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do. xvi. 17: These men are servants of the most high God, which show unto us the way of salvation. do. xxii. 4: I persecuted this way unto the death. do. xxiv. 14, 22, 24: This I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers. Felix heard these things, having more perfect knowledge of that way. He sent for Paul, and heard him, concerning the faith in Christ. 2 Pet. ii. 2: Many shall follow their pernicious ways, by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. Jude, 10 : But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know natu- ; rally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.

41 Tim. vi. 5 : Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness : from such withdraw thyself.

See Acts, xx. 31.
* See on Acts, xiv. 3.

t Acts, xiii. 11: Behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him [Elimas] a mist and a darkness, do. xiv. 10: [Paul] said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet: and he leaped and walked. do. xvi. 18: Paul, being grieved, 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.

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