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bright like Fire (to signify the clear Light and Know
ledge that was now to be imparted to their Minds, and
the vigorous Energy of the Spirit to enable them to spread
and preach it to others.)
all filled with the ho-
4. And the Effects were full answerable to each Part of *::: figurative Resemblances, for they were now every one of them endowed with many extraordinary Abilities, and divine Powers, but
particularly that of speaking what the Spirit dićtated to them, in different Languages which they had never
6. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. 7. And they were all amazed, and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak, Galileans? 8. And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born ? 9. Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, 1o. Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt. and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and Proselytes,
11. Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful" works of God.
12. And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this?
* Wer. 21. Call on the Name of the Lord, i.e. believe
and embrace his Religion.
This is, no doubt, the Sense
of the Phrase in this Place, as also in Chap. ix. 14, 21. the xv. 17. and in xxii. 16. of this Book. In Chap. xix. 13. and iii. 6. it fignifies Invoking his Power, and making use of his Authority. In Chap. vii. 59. 'tis direétly Praying to him. And for a full View of the Acceptation of it in the rest of the New Testament, the Reader may see Dr. Clark, in Script. Doči. Trim. p. 132. + Ver. 22. A Man approved of God. Or, much rather, aroese yoov dro is est, Demonstrated by God, viz. to be the true Mosiah. 1 *