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13 At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and thein which journeyed with me.
14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
15 And I said, Who-art thou, Lord ? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.
16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet : for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a P witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;
17 Delivering thee from 12 the people, and from the Gentiles, "unto whom now I send thee,
12 Choosing thee out of. Han. • Eph. iii. 7: Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power. Col. i. 23, 25: If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the Gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister. Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God.'
P Acts, xxii. 15 : For thou shalt be his witness unto all men of what thou hast seen and heard.
4 2 Tim. iv. 17, 18 : Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that hy me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom.
* Acts, xxi. 21: And he said unto me, Depart : for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles. Rom. xi. 13 : For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office.
18. To open their eyes, and to turn theñ from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive for
• Isa. xxxv. 5: Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. do. xlii. 6, 7: I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant to the people, for a light of the Gentiles ; to open the blind eyes. Luke, i. 79: To give light to them that sit in darkness. do. iv. 18 : The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, and recovering sight to the blind. John, viii. 12: Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world : he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. do. ix. 5: I am the light of the world. 2 Cor. iv. 4, 6: The god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For God, who cominanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. Eph.i. 18 : The eyes of your understanding being enlightened ; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints. 1 Thes. v. 5: Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day : we are not of the night nor of darkness. 2 Tim. i. 10: Our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel.
2 COR. vi. 14: What communion hath light with darkness? Eph. iv. 18: Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their hearts. do. v. 8: Ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord : walk as children of light. Col. i. 13 : Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son. 1 Pet. ii. 9, 25: That
, ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
LUKE, i. 77: To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins. Eph. i. 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.
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bir came to pass, that a whole year they assemwal, kith the Church, and taught much people.
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) reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, e le Jews and the Greeks. do. xxi. 17,21 : It • hat, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even
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21 For these causes the Jews caught me in he temple, and went about to kill me.
22 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say
23 That Christ should suffer, and that he
• Acts, xxi. 30, 31: All the city was moved, and the people ran together: and they took Paul, and drew him out of the temple : And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.
LUKE, xxiv. 27, 44: And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. ACTs, xxiv. 14 : But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law and in the Prophets. do. xxviii. 23 : To whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the Law of Moses, and out of the Prophets, from morning till evening. Rom. iii. 21 : The righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets.
a John, v. 46 : Had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. See on LUKE, xxiv. 27. and on John, i. 45.
e Ps. xxii. 6, 7, 15, 16: I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head. Thou hast brought me into the dust of death. They pierced my hands and my feet. Isa. liii. 3-5, 7, 10: He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we bid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows : yet
we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities : the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise
should be the 'first that should rise from the dead, and should show 14 6 light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.
24 And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, h thou art beside thyself; much learning 15 doth make thee mad.
25 But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.
26 For the king knoweth of these things, be. fore whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him ; for this thing was not done in a corner.
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him; he hath put him to grief. Dan. ix. 26 : After three score and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself. Zec. xii. 10: They shall look upon me whom they have pierced. LUKE, xxiv. 26, 46: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day. 1 Pet. i. 11: [The prophets] searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified before hand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. do. ii. 24: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree.
See on Rom. viii. 29. & See on Luke, ii. 32.
2 Kings, ix. Il : Wherefore came this mad fellow to thee? He said unto them, Ye know the man, and his communication. Joan, x. 20 : Many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad. Acts, xvii. 18: What will this babbler say? 1 Cor. i. 23: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling. block, and unto the Greeks foolishness. do. ii. 13, 14: Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spia ritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God : for they are foolishness unto him; neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. do. iv. 10; We are fools for Christ's sake.