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CHAP. I. 3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion,by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days,* and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:t
4 And, being assembled together with them,commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have
ard of me. 5 For John truly baptised with water ; but ye shall be baptised with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?
7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you:
shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the utter. most part of the earth.
* Place.... Jerusalem.
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50 |Andhe led them out as far as to Bethany,* & he lifted up hishands,
and blessed them. 19 | So then,
9 And it came to pass, after the Lord had
when he had spoken
spokenthesethings unto them,
while he blessed them,
while they beheld, he was
he was parted from them,
10 | And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel ;
11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee,why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall
come in like
manner as ye have
heaven. 52 And they worshipped him,
and 12 | Then returned to returnedthey unto Jerusalem Jerusalem
from the mount calledOlivetwhich is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's
journey. with great joy:
53 And were
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301 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence ofhis disciples, which are not written in this book :
31 But these are written, that ye
CHAP. XX. might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.
3. John j. 15. The transposition of this verse after the 18th,
according to Wakefield and Markland, renders the passage more clear and connected
Luke i. 5. Of the course of Abia. The priesthood was divided into twenty-four courses; (See 1 Chron. xxiv. 10.) and over each course was placed a priest, hence denominated the
seven divisions served for the week, and each division was
more easily understood.
meant, the appearance of God, by an angel, to the priest, to reveal his will. This was wont to take place at the time of offering the incense. Hence the people readily concluded, by his delay and his seeming speechless, that he had been thus
favoured.-Hammond. 9. Luke i. 69. Hath raised up an horn of salvation. The
word horn is used in the scriptures emblematically to denote strength or power ; Lame:t. i. 3, 17. Psalms lxxv. 10. also honour and triumph, as when the horn" is exalted ;" Psalm lxxxix. 24. From the union of these it signifies the power
of a king or kingdom, Rev. xiii. 1. This seems the import of the word in this place. The house of David be. ing the regal family, and Saviour implying ruler and prince, (See Obad. 21.) the horn of salvation in the house of David,
denotes the kingdom of Christ. 10. Matt. i. 19. Not willing to make her a public example. The
punishment ordained by the Jewish law in this case was to be stoned to death, Deut. xxii. to prevent which Joseph, from motives of humanity, intended to give up the betrothment, or divorce her before the marriage was consummated. This might be done, by giving her a bill of divorcement, in the presence
of some mutual friends, and one or two of the Rabbins, without specifying to them the reasons for his conduct. --Willan.