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disputing with any man, neither raising up the people, neither in the synagogues, nor in the city :
13 Neither can they " prove the things whereof they now accuse me.
14 But this I confess unto thee, that after othe way which they call heresy, so P worship I the 4 God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets : [Stephen] ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law. do. xxv. 8: While he answered for himself, Neither against the law of the Jews, neither against the temple, nor yet against Cæsar, have I offended any thing at 11. do. xxviii. 17 : Though I have committed nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans.
n 1 Pet. ii. 16: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
Amos, viii. 14: They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Thy god, O Dan, liveth ; and, The manner of Beer-sheba liveth ; even they shall fall, and never rise up again. See on Acts, xix. 9.
P Mic. iv. 5: For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever.
9 2 Tim.i.3: I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience. See on Mat. xxii. 32.
Mat. xxii. 40: On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets. LUKE, xvi. 16 : The Law and the Prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it. do. xxiv. 27 : And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. John, i. 45: Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. Acts, xiii. 15: And after the reading of the Law and the Prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye
have any word of exhortation for the people, say on. do. xxvi. 22 : Saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come. do. xxviii. 23 : Persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets. Rom. iii. 21 : But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets.
15 And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow,3 that there shall be a 'resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.
16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a "conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.
17 Now after many years I came to bring walms to my nation, and offerings.
18 Whereupon certain Jews from Asia * found
3 look for. Pu.
$ ACTS, xxüi. 6. do. xxvi. 6,7: And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers : unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews. do. xxviii. 20, &c For this cause therefore have I called for you, to see you, and to speak with you : because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.
* Dan.xii. 2: Many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. John, v. 28, 29: The hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth ; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. Rev. xx. 6, 13: Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection : un such the second death hath no power, but they shall be Priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. u See on Acts, xxiii. 1.
Acts, xx. 16: For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia; for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.
w See on Acts, xi. 29, 30.
* Acts, xxi. 26, 27 : Then Paul took the men, and the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them. And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews which were of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the
me purified in the temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult.
19 Who ought to have been here before thee, and object, if they had ought against me.
20 Or else let these same here say, if they have found any evil doing4 in me, while I stood before the council,
21 Except it be for this one voice, that I cried standing among them, * Touching the resurrection of the dead I am called in question by you this day.
22 And when Felix heard these things, having more perfect knowledge of that way, he deferred them, and said, When «Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will know the uttermost of your matter.6
23 And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul, and to let him have liberty,' and that he should forbid none of his acquaintance to minister or come unto him.
24 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ.
25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, * unjust thing. Gen. Sexpression. Pu. 6 he put them off, saying, When I know more exactly the things that belong to this way, and when Lysias the commander comes down, I will determine the business between you. Ham. rest. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Rh. 8 justice. Rh. Ham. Whit. We.
people, and laid hands on him. do. xxvi. 21 : For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill me.
See on Acts, xxv. 16.
* Acts, xxiii. 6. do. xxviii. 20: For the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain.
Ver. 7. Acts, xxvii. 3: Julius courteously entreated Paul, and gave him liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself. do. xxvii. 16: Paul was suffered to dwell by himself with a soldier that kept him.
· Pro. xvi. 12: It is an abomination to kings to commit
d temperance, and judgment to come, Felix
9 chastity. Wi. Co. We. Rh. wickedness : for the throne is established by righteousness. Jer.xxii. 15-17: Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and then it was well with him? He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me ? saith the LORD. But thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it. Dan. iv. 27 : Wherefore, O'king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by showing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity. John, xvi. 8: And when he (the Spirit] is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.
d Pro. xxxi. 4,5: It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine ; nor for princes strong drink : lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted. Dan.5.1–4: Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand. Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, cominanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem ; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein. Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of God which was at Jerusalem ; and the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, drank in them. They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone. Hos. vii. 5: In the day of our king the princes have made him sick with bottles of wine ; he stretched out his hand with scorners. 1 Pet. iv. 4: Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you.
e Ps.1.3,4: Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people. Dan. xii. 2: And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Mat. xxv. 31, &c: When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory, &c. 2 Cor.v. 10: For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Rev. xx. 12: And I saw
me purified in the temple, neither with multitude, nor with tumult.
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2 Acts, xxiii. 6. do. xxviii. 20: For the hope of Israel that he bound with this chain.
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