Imagens da página
PDF
ePub

XXI. 4 Who said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem. · Who said to Paul, through those revelations, which they had from the Spirit of God, of the dangers, which Paul should pass at Jerusalem, that they thought good to advise him not to go up thither.

XXI. 23, 24 Do therefore this that we say to thee : We have four men which have a vow on them ; Them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them, that they may shave their heads : and all may know that those things, &c. We have four men, which, baving vowed themselves Nazarites for a season, are now come up to accomplish those oblations, wbich are in the Law required; Them do thou take with thee, and join with them in the ceremonies of their purification in the Temple, and in the charge of their offerings; that they, by shaving their heads, giving open testimony of their vow, may, as by thy countenance and allowance, put themselves. forward to the full performance thereof, &c.

XXI. 26 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 the next day purifying himself with them, entered into the Temple, according to the Law, to signify the accomplishment of the days of their separation; and there stayed with them, until those three sacrifices of the three lambs (one for a burnt offering, another for a sin offering, a third for a peace offering) should be offered for every one of them; and till the rest of the oblations and rites should be accomplished.

XXI. 30 And forthwith the doors were shut. And immediately they shut to the outer gates of the Temple, Jest that holy place should be defiled with that blood, which they meant to shed

XXI. 38 Art not thou that Egyptian, which before these days madest an uproar, and leddest out into the wilderness four thousand men that were murderers ?. Art not thou that Egyptian impostor, which, under the name of a Prophet, didst lately draw together four thousand debauched men into the Mount of Olives, and make an insurrection against the Roman Government :

XXII. 28 But I was free born. But I was free born, in that I was born a citizen of Tarsus, a colony of Rome, endued with the privileges of that mother city.

XXIII. 3 God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten con. trary to the law ? God shall be revenged of thee, O thou counterfeit of a high priest, and mere painted visor of justice: for, dost thou pretend to come bither to judge me according to the law; and now, preventing and abusiüg justice, dost thou command me to be smitten contrary to law? The law forbids to punish any man causelessly

and unheard ; thou commandest this unjust measure to be offered unto me.

XXIII. 5 Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest : for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.

Then said Paul, Brethren, I acknowledge not this man, (being a known and palpable usurper,) to be the high priest : for I well know what is written in the Law, Thou shalt not speak ill of the ruler of thy people: were he so, I would have forborne to speak unreverently and unrespectively to him ; but, being as he is, a noted intruder, I have made bold to speak home unto him.

XXIII. 6 But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men &c. But when Paul perceived that the one part of the assembly were Sadducees, which denied the Resurrection, the other Pharisees; in a holy policy to divert the malice of the multitude, and so to divide them, that his just cause might find a party among them, he cried out in the council, and said, &c.

XXIII. 9 But if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God. If the Spirit of God, or some angel of God, hath spoken to him, what reason have we to quarrel with him, in this or, if we do, what do we else but fight against God himself

XXIV: 1 And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders, and with a certain orator named Tertullus. And, after five days, Ananias, the high priest, out of his malicious stomach against Paul, took his journey, with the elders of the Jews, to Cesarea; and carried with him a certain famous pleader, named Tertullus.

XXIV. 6 Who also hath gone about to profane the temple : whom we took, and would have judged according to our law. Who hath gone about to profane the Temple, in carrying in thither with him a foreigner, both in nation and religion.

XXVI. 6 And now I stand, and am judged for the hope of the promise made of God unto our fathers : And now I stand here before thee, and am judged for maintaining the accomplishing of that blessed hope, which our fathers conceived, from those clear promises, made by God unto them, of that Messiah, which he would send, and now hath sent into the world ; as also for averring that assured hope of our Resurrection from the dead:

XXVI. 7 Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serve ing God day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews. To the happy fruition whereof, our twelve tribes, and all that are faithful amongst them, serving God, day and night, hope to attain : for the maintenance of which hope, O king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.

XXVI, 11 And compelled them to blaspheme.

And compelled them to disclaim and renounce their profession, and to speak against the name of Jesus.

XXVII. 9 Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them. Because it began now to be dangerous sailing, for that the season was well near out; it being well forward in autumn, at which time the seas use to be shut up, and the weather is wont to be stormy and unsettled.

XXVII. 14 But not long after there arose against it a tempes- . tuous wind, called Euroclydon. There arose a stormy and tempestuous wind, that blew strongly from the north-east, which therefore the mariners are wont to call Euroclydon.

XXVII. 31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Ex. cept these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved. God hath indeed assured me, that none of all our lives shall miscarry in this danger ; but that God, who hath ordained our preservation, hath also ordained the means thereof, and therefore bath appointed that these mariners shall continue in the ship, if we will hope of safety.

XXVII. 41 And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground ; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, &c. And when we fell upon a shelf of ground, that, rising up somewhat high and being shallow under water, had a deep sea and strong eddy on both sides of it, they ran the ship aground there, though not close to any shore; and, the forepart, sticking fast upon that shelf, remained unmoveable, &c.

XXVIII. 1 They knew that the island was called Melita. They knew that the island was called Malta.

XXVIII. 5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm. He shook off that venomous serpent into the fire, and felt no hurt; according to that word of our Saviour, They shall take up serpents; and, if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them.

XXVIII. 15 They came to meet us as far as Appii forum. They came to meet us a day's journey, as far as the town called Appii forum.

XXVIII. 19 Not that I had ought to accuse my nation of. Not that I have any complaint to make unto Cesar of my nation howsoever some of them secretly plotted, and vowed my death without cause; but only that I may stand upon my own just de. fence before him.

XXVIII. 20 Because that for the hope of Israel I am bound with this chain. For maintaining the truth of that Messiah, who is the only Hope and the sole Redeemer of Israel, I am now bound with this chain.

XXVIII. 26 Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear and shall not understand ; &c. See laiah yi. 9.

I had oughtake unto ce vowed myust de

262

THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE

ROMANS. I. 1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, Paul; once a persecutor, now a faithful servant of Jesus Christi called, by his immediate voice from heaven, to be an Apostle ; set apart, both in the eternal counsel of God and by his special command and appointment, to preach unto the Gentiles the Gosa pel of God, which is the glad tidings of salvation;

I. 2 (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) (Which Gospel is not of any new device or creation, but is the same, which hath been anciently promised aforetimes by the prophets, which have been since the world began, and consigned by them in the sacred monuments of Holy Scripture;)

I. 3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; Concerning his only and Eternal Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who, taking upon him our nature, was miraculously conceived by the Holy Ghost and took flesh of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who was of the seed of David and derived from him according to the flesh;

I. 4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of Holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: And mightily declared and proved to be the Son of God, by that omnipotent power, which he shewed in raising himself from the dead; which power of his, is confirmed and sealed unto the hearts of all his faithful, by the Holy Spirit of God:

I. 5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name : By whose mere grace and mercy we have received this honour, and immediate calling to our Apostleship; that we should carry this blessed message of the Gospel for him to all nations, to the end that they might yield thc obedience of their faith unto it and be holily conformed thereunto :

I. 6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ. Among which nations, ye, Romans, especially, are partakers of Jesus Christ, by your effectual calling, which he hath wrought in you.

Í. 9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers. For God is my witness, whom I do sincerely serve, in this holy labour of preaching the Gospel of his Son Christ, that I do not fail, upon all occasions, to make mention of you in my prayers.

J. 11, 12 For I long to see you, that I may inipart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established ; That is, ihat I may be comforted together with you, by the mutual faith both of you and me. For I long to see you ; that I may personally impart unto you some holy and divine counsel, to the end ve may be established and confirmed in the faith, which ye have received; Although, not only to give comfort unto you, but to receive comfort from you also, by the present interview of our mutual faith; which shall administer much cause of joy, both to you and me.

1. 13 That I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles. That I miglit reap some spiritual fruit among you, as I have done among other Gentiles; in seeing the happy success of my preaching the Gospel to you, and glorifying God the more in your full conversion and salvation.

I. 14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians ; both to the wise, and to the unwise. Neither are ye beholden to me for this desire, as if it were an arbitrary favour: it is a duty, that I owe to all nations, both learned and unlearned, both wise and simple, to preach unto them the Gospel of Peace.

I. 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ : for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believcth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For, howsoever ye Romans carry the reputation of great, and learned, and wise; and, contrarily, the Gospel hath no shew but of simplicity: yet I am not ashamed to profess myself the publisher of this plain and homely doctrine of the Gospel ; neither, indeed, need 1, for how mean soever it seems to carnal eyes, yet it is the mighty and powerful means, wbereby God works the salvation of every believer, whether Jew (for unto Jews it was first to be preached) or Gentile.

I. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith : as it is written, The just shall live by faith. For that gracious acceptation of God, whereby he accounteth us as righteous in his sight, through the merits of his Son, is revealed to us, in and by this Gospel of his; and the sense and assurance thereof groweth in us according to the increase of our faith : which faith of ours gives us a spiritual life in him; according to that of the prophet Habakkuk, The just shall and doth ever live by his faith.

1. 18, 19 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them ; for God hath shewed it unto them. Neither is there any other way of Justification or Life, but by this Faith: for, as for the works of men, they are altogether sinful, and such as lie open to the judgments of God; since, both by his word and by sensible experience, the wrath of God is declared and denounced against that universal ungodliness and unrighte. ousness, which is in men ; who suppress the light of that law of

« AnteriorContinuar »