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46 Who found favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.30

47 But "Solomon built him an house.
48 Howbeit the P most High dwelleth not in

* house of Jacob. Wh. 19: And when he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Chanaan, he divided their land to them by lot.

= 1 Sam. xvi. 1: Fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons. 2 Sam. vii. 1: And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the LORD had given him rest round about from all his enemies. Ps. lxxviii, 70, 71: He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds : from following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance. do. lxxxix. 19: Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people. Acts, xiii. 22 : He raised up unto them David to be their

king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.

1 Kings, viii. 17: It was in the heart of David my father to build an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel. I Chr. xxii. 7: And David said to Solomon, My son, as for me, it was in my mind to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God. Ps. cxxxii. 4, 5: I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids, until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.

• 1 Kings, vi. 1: He began to build the house of the LORD. do. viii. 20, 27 : And the LORD hath performed his word that he spake, and I am risen up in the room of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have built an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel. Behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded ? 1 Cor. xvii. 12: He shall build me an house, and I will establish his throne for ever. 2 Chr. iii. 1: Then Solomon began to build the house of the LORD at Jerusalem in mount Moriah, where the LORD appeared unto David bis father, in the place that David had prepared in the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite.

p 1 Kings, viii. 27 : The words under ver. 47. 2 Chr. ï. 6: But who is able to build him an house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who am I then, that I should build him an house, save only to burn sacrifice before him? do. vi. 18: But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth ? bebold, heaven and the heaven of heavens can


temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,

49 Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool : what "house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest ?31

50 Hath not my hand made all these things ? 51 | Ye s stiffnecked and

s stiffnecked and uncircumcised in

or what place is it that I should rest in ? Ma. not contain thee; how much less this house which I have built! Acts, xvii. 24: God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands.

9 Isa. Ixvi. 1, 2: Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool : where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word. MAT. v. 34, 35: But I say unto you, Swear not at all ; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne: nor by the earth ; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. do. xxiii. 22 : And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.

11 Kings, viii. 27: The words under ver. 47.

s Exod. xxxii. 9: And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people. do. xxxiii. 3: I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people : lest I consume thee in the way: Nen. ix. 16: They and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, and hearkened not to thy commandments. Job, ix. 4: He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and prospered? ISA. xlviii. 4: I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass. Ezek. ii. 4: They are impudent children and stiffhearted. I do send thee unto them, and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God. Zec. vii. 11, 12 : They refused to hearken,-and stopped their ears, that they should not hear. Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which the LORD of hosts hath sent in his spirit by the former prophets.

* Lev. xxvi. 41, 42: I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity: then will I remember my covenant with Jacob. Deut. X. 16: Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked. do. xxx. 6:

heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost : as "your fathers did, so do ye.

52 Which of the 'prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which showed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers :

53 *Who have received the law by the disposition 32 of angels, and have not kept it.

54 When they heard these things, they were

32 ministration. Co. Cr.

The LORD thy God will circumcise thine beart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live. Jer. iv. 4: Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of your heart. do. vi. 10: To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach ; they have no delight in it. do. ix. 26: All these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in the heart. Ezek. xliv. 9: Thus saith the Lord God; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger that is among the children of Israel. Rom. ii. 28, 29 : Neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: but circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. do. iv. 11, 12: He received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised : that he might be the father of all them that believe.-And the father of circumcision to them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised. Phil. iii. 3: We are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh. Cor. ii. 11: In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ. u Ver. 9, 26, 27, 35, 39, 40, 41.

See on Mat. xxi. 35. w See on Acts, iii. 14. * Exod. xx. 1 : God spake all these words. See on ver. 38.

y Acts, v. 33: When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay them.

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55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked
up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of
God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,

56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

57 Then they cried out 34 with a loud voice, and stopped their ears, and rano upon

him with one accord, 36

58 And cast him out of the city, dand stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was "Saul.

33 enraged. Ham. 31 gave a shout. Mu. Cr. Gen. 35 ran with violence. Gen. Pu. 36 all at once. Ma. Cr. Gen.

2 Acts, vi. 5: And—they chose Stephen, a man full of faith, and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch.

EZEK. i. 1: The heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God. Mat. iii. 16: Lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him. Acts, x. 11: [Peter] saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him. Rev. xix. 11: I saw heaven opened.

b Dan. vii. 13: I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven.

c See on John, xix. 17.

d Lev. xxiv. 16: And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the LORD, shall be put to death.

e Deut. xiii. 9, 10: But thou shalt surely kill him; thine and shall be first upon him to put him to death, and aftervards the hand of all the people. And thou shalt stone lim with stones that he die; because he hath sought to thrust hee away from the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of he land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. do. xvii. 7: he hands of

the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him b death. See Acts, vi. 13.

fActs, viii. 1,3. do. xxii. 20: When the blood of thy martyr fephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting to s death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him.

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60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a which loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their "charge And when he had said this, he fell asleep.


1 By occasion of the persecution in Jerusalem, the Church being plauter

in Samaria, 5 by Philip the Deacon, ucho preached, did miracles, or sition

baptized many, among the rest Simon the sorcerer, a great seducere 54

the people : 14 Peter and Sohn come to confirm and enlarge the Church: where, by prayer and imposition of hands, giving the Holy Ghost, is when Simon would have bought the like power of them, 20 Peter sharply reproving his hypocrisy and covetousness

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8 Acts, ix. 14, 21: He hath authority from the Chief Priests

to bind all that call on thy name. Is not this he that destroved Al

Arise and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the

them which called on this name in Jerusalem ? do. xxii. 16: th name of the LORD.

1 Cor. i. 2: Unto the Church of God ci

which is at Corinth, with all that in every place call upon

the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours. N

2 Tim. ii. 22: Follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, v See

heart. on 1 Pet. iv. 19.

pure 1 Kings, viii. 54: When Solomon had made an end of praying all this prayer and supplication unto the Lord

, he arose from before the altar of the Lord, from kneeling At the evening sacrifice I arose up from my heaviness; and

knees with his hands spread up towards heaven. Ezra, ix. 5: kneel before the LORD our maker. DAN. vi. 10: [Daniel

his knees three times a day, and prayed, and

gave from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed.

LUKE, Xxii. 41: He was withdrawn Acts, ix. 40; Peter-kneeled down, and prayed. do. xx. 36: [Paul] kneeled down, and prayed with them all. do. xxi. 5: We cause I bow myknees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Eph. ii. 14: For this k LUKE, vi. 28: Bless them that curse you, and pray for

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CHÅP. VIII. a See on Acts, vii. 58.

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