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stall' take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall f lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. 19. ^[ So then e after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was h received up into Heaven, and ! fat on the r'ght hand of God. 20. And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and k confirming the Word with signs following. Amen.

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* t See on Luk. 10. 19.

'.' Aft. 9. 17. And Ananias went his Way, and entred into the House, and putting his Hands on him, said, Brother Saul, the Lord (even Jesus that appeared unto thee rathe Way as thou earnest,) lath sent me, that thou mighrest receive thy Sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost. * Act. 28. 8. It came to pass that the Father of Publius lay sick of a Fever and a bloody Flux: to whom Paul entred in and prayed, and Mi his Hands on him, and healed him. See the Note on Act. 6.6.

st Aft. 1. a, 3. Until the Day

in which he was taken us, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given Commandments to the Apostles, wh in he had cho

y fen. To whom he shewed himself alive after his Paflion, by many infallible Proofs, being seen of them sorry Days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the

10 Kingdom of God.

h * Luk. 24. Ji. It came to pass while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into Heaven.

Ij ;+ See on Mat. ai. 44.

k * Heb. a. 4. + See on Act. 14. 3

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FOrafmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth 5r order a declaration of" those things which are mofi iiirely believed among us. 2. 1 Even as they delivered then unto us, which from the b beginning were eye-witnesses and ministers of the Word. 3. It c seemed good to me al so, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee d in order, e most excellent Theophilus, 4. That thou f mighfft know the certainty of thole things wherein thou hast been instructed. 5. rT"» HERE fi) was in the 8 days ot Herod the ting JL of judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the h course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron,


■ + Heb. 2. 3. How shall we one accord, to fend chosen Men escape if we neglect so great Sal- unto you. It seemed good to the vation, which at the first began to Holy Ghost and to us.— 11 Cor. bespoken by the Lord, and was con- 7.40. —I think also that I have the firmed unto us by them that heard y Spirit of God. him? f 1 Joh. 1. 1. That which d Act. 11. 4. Peter rehearsed the was from the Beginning, which Matter from the beginning, and exwe have heard, which we have pounded it by order unto them. /«•<?» with our Eyes, which we have c t Act. I. I. The former Trealooked upon, and our Hands have ,0tise have I made, O Thecphilu;.handled of the Word of Life. f 7 Joh. 20. 31. But these are

'.'Mar. s. 1. The Beginning of written that ye might believe th: the Gospel ofjesus Christ the Son Jesus is rhe Christ the Son of God, of God. t Joh. ly. 27. Ye also and that believing, ye might have sliall bear Witness, because ye '* Life through his Name, have been with me from the Be- Rt Mat. 2. I. Now whei Jeginning. fus was \,om m Bethlehem ofju

c + Act. iy. 19, 2 j, 28. My Sen- dea, in the Days of Herod the time is, that we trouble not them, King —

which from among the Gentiles20 hf 1 Chron. 24. 10. —The are turned unto God. It seemed eighth to Æj ah. + Neh. 12. 4' good unto us, being assembled with 17. Æjah. Of Abijah.

<\) % The sixth Year before the common Account, calledtheYeif of our Lord, which includes the History of the whole Chapte r.

aid her name was Elisabeth. 6. And they were both 1 righteous k before God, walking ia all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord, blameless 7. And they had no child, berause that Elisabeth was barren, aud they both were now well stricken in years. 8. And it came to pass, that while he executed the priests Office before God (1) in the order of his course, 9. According to the 1 custom of the priests office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord. 10. And the whole multitude of the people were praying 111 without, at the time ot'incense.

And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord, standing on the right side of the n Altar of incense. 12. And when Zacharias sew himy he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. 13. But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias.- for thy Prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth ^11 hear thee a son, and thou 0 shalt call his name ]ohn. 14. Aud thou shalt have joy and gladness, and many shall p rejoyce < his b;rth. 15. For he ihall be great in the fight of the Lord, and shall q drink neither Wine nor strong Drink and

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ySeeanHeb. 13. 21. and stood at the Altar, having a

5 King. 20. 3. Ibeseech thee, golden Censer; and there was gtv0 Lord, remember now how I en unto him much Incense, that he tove walked before thee in Truth, mould offer it with the Prayers of >nd with a perfed Heart, and have - all the Saints upon the golden Alaone that which is good in thy tar, which was before the Throne. H , And the Smoke of the Incense which

Exod. 30. 7. And Aaron came with the Prayers of the Saints, JTM1 hum thereon sweet Incense ascended up before God, out of the T Morning.— 10 Angelshand.

"* Lev. 16. 17. There shall n f Exod. 30. 1. Thou shalt ■Xiiman in the Tabernacle of the Con- make an Altar to burn Incense upon. P<S«i'w, when he goeth in to make 0 *.' Ver. 60, 63. "Atonement intheholy Place,un- P V Ver. 58. TM he come out, and have made 15 q t Numb. 6. 3. He [the Naza* Jn Atonement for himself, rite] shall separate himself from. Jnd for his Houshold, and for all Wine and strong Drink, and shall the Congregation of Israel. Psal. drink no Vinegar of Wine, orVine'4'. 1. Let my Prayer be set forth gar of /irong Drink, neither shall he Wore thee as Incense.— '." Rev. 8. 20 drink any Liquor of Grapes, nor 3> 4' And another Angel came eat moist Grapes or dried.

W The Priests were divided by David into Twenty four Courses, H-hron. 24. 3, 4. One of these Courses attended on the Service of the Jernple every Week. And there being many in every Course, it was defined by Lot who should burn Incense before the Lord. Each Coursg 'n their turn,according to the Order appointed, came in on the Sabbaths u>)> and went out the Sabbath following.

he ihall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his* mothers womb. 15. And b many of the children ot"Israel sliall /he turn to the Lord their God. 17. And che shall go before him (1) in the * spirit and power of Elias, e to turn the hearts o the fathers to the children, and the disobedient *tos_Or, by~\ the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. 18. And Zacharias said unto the Angel, f Whereby stiall I know this? for I am an * old man, and my Wife well stricken in years. 19. And the Angel answering said unto him, I am h Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God: and am sent to Ipenk unto thee, and to Jhew thee these glad Tidings. 2 . And behold, thou slialt be 1 dumb, and not able to speak, until


1 + Jer. 1. 5. Before I formed ef Ecclesiasticus 48 10 Who thee in the Belly, I knew thee; be- wast ordained for Reproofs,— to fore thcu earnest forth of the Womb, I turn the Heart of the Father to the sanctified thee, and I orda'ned Son, and to restore the Tribes of thee a Prophet unto the Nations 5 Jacob.

t Gal. 1.15.—Who separated me f Gen. 15. 8. [Abram] hi, fiom my Mothers Womb. Lord God, whereby shall I know

b* Mai 4. 5, 6 Behold, I will that I shall inherit it? send you Elijah the Prophet before E t Gen. 17. 17. —Shall a Child the Coining of the great and dread- iobe born unto him thaf is an hmful Day of rhe Lord And he shall dred T.ars old? And shall Sarah, turn the Heart cf the Fathers to the that is ninety Tears old, bear? Children, .and the Heart of the h t Dan. 8. 16. —Gabriel, make Children to their Fathers, lest I come this man to understand the Vision, and smite the Earth with a Curse. ij t Dan. 9 21. —The man Gabs'"!

c V "v!al. 4.4. Remember ye rhe whom I had seen in the Vision Lam of Mess my servant, which I at the beginning, commanded unto him in Horeb 1 + Ez j . 26. I will make thy for all Israel, with the Statutes Tongue cleave to the Rots of thy and Judgments. tMar. n. 14. lf10M«utb, and thou shalt be ZW~" ye will receive it, this is Ellas, t Ex 24. 27 —Thou shalt (fdi, which was for to come. and be no more Dumb, and thou

d Mar. 9. 12. —Eiias verily com' shalt be a Sign un<-o them, and they tth first, and restoreth all things.— shall know that I am ihe Lord.

(1) St John Baptist did in many things resemble Ellas, and therefore is not improperly called by his Name. Did the latter express a mighty Zeal for the Glory of God, so did rhe former? Did Elias reprove Wicked ness, even in the greatest Persons, as /lhab and Jezabcl, the Baftlf d:d the fame in Herod and Huodias? Did rhe one live in a very cvtnpt Age, and apply himself to reform the Vices of the Times, so did theother? VVis Elias a Man of a strict Life, so was the Baptist? Was the former peifecutedby Ahab and Jczabel, ihelarrer was persecuted (>y^s* red and Herodias? It is not therefore without Reason that he is called by cur Lord, Elias. See the Note on Mat. 11.14.

the day that these things shall be performed, because thou k believes! not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season. 21. A ad the people waited for Zacharias, and marveiled that he tarried so long in the Temple. 22. And when he came out, he could not speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the Temple: for he fe.iiied them, and remained speechless. 23. And it came to pass, that as soon as the 1 days of his ministration were accompli ed, he departed to his own house. 2+. And after those days, his Wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid her self five months, laying, 25. Thus hath the Lord dealt with me, in the days wherein he looked on me, to m take away mv reproach among men. 26. And in the sixth month, the Angel Gabriel was sent from God,unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27. To a virgin n espoused to a man whose name v/as Joseph, of the house of Davids and the viigiiisname was Mary. 28. And the Angel came in unto kr, and laid, Hail, thou that art * highly 0 favoured COr, grtcinifly accepted, or, much graced']-, p the Lord is with thee: 'billed art thou amoag women. 29. And when she saw him, flie was troubled at his laying, and cast in her mind

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k Gen.!8. 13.The Lord said tin- take away our Reproach. '° Abraham, fVber.ftrs did Sarah » t Mar. i. 18. The Birth of jSfo saying, shall I of a surety JesusChrist was on this wife: When.

a Child, which am old"? his Mother Mary was espoused to ^mb. io. 12. And the Lord spake 5 "Joseph.—

Otto Moses and Aaron, Because 0 V Dan. 9. 23. Thou art greatIt odieved me not, to lanctisie me ly beloved '.'Dan. 10. 19. O Man, mthcEjes of the Child ren of If- greatly beloved.

"cl i therefo e ye shall not bring p Gen. 18. 15. Behold, I am «iis Congregation info the Land 10 with thee, and will keep thee [Jacob] *0»ch I have given them. in all Places wh;ther thou jroest.—

1+ See 2 King. 11.5. — A third Ruth 2.4. Boaz came from BethPin of you that enter in on the leheni, and said unto th; Reapers, bftrf.— f 1 Chron. 9 25. Their The Lord be with you: and they Brethren — we^e to come after fe-1 5 answered him, The Lord bless t tree, from Time to Time with q Luk. n. 27, 28 A ceitain

Woman ofthe Company lift up her

TM ' Gen. 30. 23. And she con- Voiceaod said unto him,fl/c/T«/ijthe «lved and bare a Son, and said, Womb that bare thee, and the «od hath taken away my R'proach. 20 Paps which thou hast fucked But *Ilai- 4-i in that Day seven Wo- ' he said, yea, rather bljsul are they SP? shall take hold of one Man, . that hear the Word of God.^ and "yng, We wiileat our own Bread, keeper. , Judg. 5. 24. Bhfcd above ,.nd wear our ow.i Apparejj only Women shall jael the Wise of s{e'"usbe called By thy Name, to25.her.the Kenite bc.-~^\u

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