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- tionable Evidences from their own Scriptures, he still expected that they would Cootinue hard against the Word of God, and the miraculous Testimonies of his Spirit, just as their Fore-fathers had too often done before them.
56. And he declared to them all, what he saw.
son of man standing on the right hand of God.
ed upon the People to carry him off, and stone him
Cloaths to be kept by one Saul, an eminent j
* Ver. 59. Calling upon God. Note, The Word [God] is not in the Original, nor ought to have been inserted here.
2. And devout men 2. In the mean Time, tho' it A. D. 35. carried Stephen to his was against the Custom of the V-v*urial, and made great jewish Nation to bury Malefaclamentation over him. tors in the same Männer with other People, yet Stephen’s “Friends ventured to carry his Body off, and perform his Funeral with the usual Decencies and Respects.
5.Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. 6. And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. 7. For unclean spiIlts,
*"Arses; tuxagão, Devoot Men. Whether this Phrase
in this Place, signifies jewish Proselytes, or Christian Converts, is hardly to be determined ; though most probably they were Jewish Proselytes turned Christians,
is the great power of God.
11. And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries.
12. But when they believedPhilip,preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized both men and women.
JESUS CHRIST. 13. Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondred, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
12. But upon hearing the comfortable and reasonable Doctrine of the Christian Religion from Philip, and seeing the far more plain and unexceptionable Miracles by which he confirmed it, they left Simon, and were baptized into the Religion of
13. Nay, the Power by which Philip wrought his Cures, appeared so evidently to be derived from the true God, that Simon himself was as much struck and aftonished at them, as the People had been at his; and finding he could no longer stand in
Competition with him, pretended at least, to be his sincere Convert, and so was baptized, and attended
upon his preaching. 14. Now when the apostles which were at Jeru