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shall be given: and from him that for thy maid, and for thy hired , he that hideth his eyes shall have hath not. even that he hath shall I servant, and for thy stranger that many a curse. be taken away from him. sojourneth with thee.

Prov. xxlx, 7. The righteous James il, 6, 7. But ye have des Deut. xiv, 28. 29. At the end of considereth the cause of the poor: pised the poor. Do not rich men three years thou shalt bring forth but the wicked regardeth not to oppress you, and draw you before all the tithe of thine increase the I know it. the fudgment-seats? Do not they same year, and shall lay up Mark yiy For it might hava hlasnheme that worthy namo byl within thy gates: And the Levite, I been sold for more than the the which ye are called? (because he hath no part nor in

hundred pence, and have been heritance with thee,) and the

given to the poor. And they stranger, and the fatherless, and Prov. XXX, 7-9. Two things have

murmured against her. the widow, which are within thy I required of thee; deny me them

gates, shall come, and shall eat Luke vi, 38. Give, and it shall not before I die: Remove far

and be satisfied; that the LORD be given unto you; good measure, from me vanity and lies; give me

thy God may bless thee in all the pressed down, and shaken toneither poverty nor riches; feed

work of thine hand which thou gether, and running over, shall me with food convenient for me: doest.

men give into your bosom. For Lest I be full, and deny thee, and

with the same measure that yo

Deut. xxiv, 19-21. When thou say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be

mete withal, it shall be measured poor, and steal, and take the name

cuttest down thine harvest in thy
field, and hast forgot a sheaf in

to you again
of my God in vain.
the field, thou shalt not go again

Luke xi, 41. But rather give to fetch it: it shall be for the stran

alms of such things as ye have; GOD'S CARE OF THE POOR.

cer, for the fatherless, and for the and, behold, all things are clean Job v. 15. But he saveth the poor

widow: that the LORD thy God unto you. from the sword, from their mouth, I may bless thee in all the work of Luke xil, 33. Sell that ye have, and from the hand of the mighty. thine hands. When thou beatest and give alms; provide yourselves Job xxxvi, 6. He preserveth not

thine olive-tree, thou shalt not go bags which wax not old, a treasure the life of the wicked: but giveth

over the boughs again: it shall in the heavens that faileth not,

be for the stranger, for the father-where no thief approacheth, nelright to the poor.

less, and for the widow. When ther moth corrupteth. Ps. ix, 18. For the needy shall

thou gatherest the grapes of thy not alway be forgotten: the ex

Luke xvi, 9. And I say unto you, vineyard, thou shall not glean it pectation of the poor shall not afterward: it shall be for the

Make to yourselves friends of the perish for ever. stranger, for the fatherless, and

mammon of unrighteousness; that, Ps. xil, 5. For the oppression of for the widow.

when ye fail, they may receive the poor, for the sighing of the

you into overlasting habitations.

Deut. xxvi, 12, 13. When thou needy, now will I arise, saith the

hast made an end of tithing all | Luke xvill, 22. Now, when Jesus LORD; I will set him in safety from the tithes of thine increase the

heard these things, he said unto him that puffetb at him.

third year, which is the year of bim, Yet lackest thou one thing: Ps. cix. 31. For he sball stand attithing, and hast given it unto the

sell all that thou hast, and distrithe right hand of the poor, to save Levite, the stranger, the father

bute unto the poor, and thou shalt him from those that condemn his less, and the widow, that they

have treasure in heaven: and soul.

may eat within thy gates, and be come, follow me. Zeph. iii, 12. I will also leave in

filled; Then thou shalt say before Acts xx, 35. I have showed you

the LORD thy God, I have brought all things, how that so labouring the midst of thee an afflicted and

away the hallowed things out of ye ought to support the weak, poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD.

mine house, and also have given and to remember the words of the

them unto the Levite, and unto Lord Jesus, how he said, It is Luke vi, 20. And he lifted up the stranger, to the fatherless, and more blessed to give than to rehis eyes on his disciples, and said, to the widow, according to all thy | ceive. Blessed be ye poor: for yours is commandments which thou hast

Rom. xv, 27. It hath pleased the kingdom of God. commanded me: I have not trans

them verily; and their debtors James II, 5. Hearken, my be- Igressed thy commandments, nei they are, For if the Gentiles loved brethren, lath not God ther have I forgotten them.

have been made partakers of chosen the poor of this world rich

their spiritual things, their duty in faith, and heirs of the kingdom SUPPORT FROM BENEVO is also to minister unto them in which he hath promised to them

LENCE.

carnai things. that love him?

LIBERALITY COMMANDED AND

2 Çor. viii, 7. Therefore, as yo

abound in every thing, in faith, LEGAL SUPPORT FOR THE

EULOGIZED.

and utterance, and knowledge, POOR.

Prov. xi, 24, There is that scat and in all diligence, and in your

tereth, and yet increaseth; and Lev. xix, 10. And thou shalt not

love to us, see that ye abound in there is that witbholdeth more this grace also. glean thy vineyard, neither shalt

than is meet, but it tendeth to thou gather every grape of thy

1 Tim. vi, 18. That they do good, poverty. vineyard; thou shalt leave them

that they be rich in good works, for the poor and stranger: I am

Prov. xiv, 21. He that despiseth

ready to distribute, willing to the LORD your God.

his neighbour sinneth; but he communicate.

that hath mercy on the poor, Lev. xxv, 5, 6. That which grow

James ii, 15, 16. If a brother or eth of its own accord of thy harhappy is he.

sister be naked, and destitute of Vest thou shalt not read, neither Prov. XXI, 13. Who80 stoppet

daily food, And one of you say gather the grapes of thy vine un

his ears at the cry of the poor, he unto them, Depart in peace, be ye dressed; for it is a year of rest | also shall cry himself, but shall war

warmed and filled; notwithstandunto the land. And the sabbath not be heard.

ing ye give them not those things of the land shall be meat for you; 1 Prov. XXVIII, 27. He that giveth which are needs

Prov. xxvill, 27. He that giveth which are needful to the body: for thee, and for thy servant, and unto the poor shall not lack: but what doth it profit?

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1 John iil, 17. But whoso bath , gogues and in the streets, that, viseth liberal thinge; and by llberal this world's good, and seeth his they may have glory of men. | things shall be stand. brother have need, and shutteth 1 Verily I say unto you, They have Isa. lviii. 10. And if thou draw up his bowels of compassion from their reward. But when thou ont 17

out ty soul to the hungry, and him, how dwelleth the love of God doest alms, let not thy left hand

satisły the afflicted soul; then in lim?

know what thy right hand doeth; shall thy light rise in obscurity, That thine alms may be in secret:

and thy darkuess be as the noonINSTANCES.

and thy Father which seeth in

secret himself shall reward thee Prov. xxxi, 20. She stretcheth

Acts x. 4. And when he looked openly. out her hand to the poor, yea, she

on hiin, he was afraid, and said, reacheth forth her hands to the

2 Cor. viii, 10, 11. And herein I What is it. Lord? And he said

give my advico : for this is expe- 1 unto him, Thy prayers and thine needy.

dient for you, who have begun alms are come up for & memorial Acts xi, 29, 30. Then the dis

before, not only to do, but also to before God. ciples, every man according to his

be forward a year ago. Now ability, determined to send relief

2 Cor. ix. 12-15. For the admintherefore perform the doing of it; unto the brethren which dwelt in

istration of this service not only that as there was a readiness to Jndea: Which also they did, and

supplieth the want of the saints, will, so there may be a performsent it to the elders by the hands

but is abundant also by many ance also out of that which we of Barnabas and Saul.

thanksgivings unto God; (Whiles have. Acts xxiv, 17. Now, after many

by the experiment of this minis

2 Cor. ix. 1-5. For as touching tration they glorify God for your years, I came to bring alms to my

the ministering to the saints, it is professed subjection unto the gosnation, and offerings.

superfluous for me to write to you: pel of Christ, and for your liberal 2 Cor. viii, 1-6. Moreover, breth

For I know the forwardness of distribution unto them, and unto ren, we do you to wit of the grace your mind, for which I boast of all men:) And by their prayer for of God bestowed on the churches

you to them of Macedonia, that you, which long after you for the of Macedonia: Ilow that in a great

Achaia was ready a year ago; and exceeding grace of God in you. trial of affliction, the abundance

your zeal hath provoked very Thanks be unto God for his unof their joy, and their deep pov

inany. Yet have I sent the speakable glit. erty, abounded unto the riches of

S01 | brethren, lest our boasting of you their liberality. For to their

should be in vain in this behalf; power, (1 bear record,) yea, and

VIII. that, as I said, ye may be ready: beyond their power, they were Lest haply if they of Macedonia

ADMINISTRATION OF willing of themselves; Praying us come with me, and find you wu

LAW. with much entreaty that we would prepared, we (that we say not,

1.-JUDGES. receive the gift, and take upon us

you) should be ashamed in this the fellowsliip of the ministering

Exod. xviii, 16-26. When they same confident boasting. Thereto the saints. And this they did,

have a matter, they come upto fore I thought it necessary to exnot as we hoped; but first gave

ime, and I judge between one and

hort the brethren, that they would their own selves to the Lord, and

another; and I do make them go before unto you, and make up unto us by the will of God: Inso

know the statutes of God, and his beforehand your bounty, whereof much that we desired Titus, that

laws. And Moses' father-in-law ye had notice before, that the as he had begun, so he would

said unto him, The thing that thou same might be ready as a matter also finish in you the same grace

doest is not good Thou wilt of bounty, and not as of covetousalso.

surely wear away, both thou and ness.

this people that is with thee: for Gal. ii. 10. Only they would that

this thing is too heavy for thee; we should remember the poor; BENEFITS TO TIIE GIVER thou art not able to perforin it the same wbich I also was for

HIMSELF.

tbyself alone. Hearken now unto ward to do.

Ps. xli, 1, 2. Blessed is he that

my voice, I will give thee counsel,

and God shall be with thee: Be considereth the poor: the LORD CHARACTERISTICS OF will deliver him in time of trouble.

thou for the people to God-ward, LIBERALITY. The LORD will preserve him, and

that thou mayest bring the causes Deut. xv. 10. Thou shalt surely keep him alive; and he shall be

unto God: And thou shalt teach give him, and thine heart shall blessed upon the earth: and thou

them ordinances and laws, and not be grieved when thou givest wilt not deliver him unto the will

shalt show them the way wherein unto him; because that for this

they must walk, and the work of his enemies. thing the LORD thy God shall

that they must do. Moreover,

PS. cxii, 9. He hath dispersed; bless thee in all thy works, and in

thou shalt provide out of all the he hath given to the poor; his all that thou puttest thine band

people able men, such as fear righteousness endureth for over;

rein for over; God, men of truth, hating covetunto. bis horn shall be exalted with

ousness; and place such uver Prov. iii, 27. 28. Withhold not honour.

them, to be rulers of thousands, good from them to whom it is due,

Prov. xi, 25. The liberal soul and rulers of hundreds, rulers of when it is in the power of thine

shall be made fat; and ho that fifties, and rulers of tens. And let haud to do it. Say not unto thy

watereth shall be watered also them judge the people at all neighbour, Go, and come again, himself.

seasons: and it shall be, thct every an i to-morrow I will give; when

Prov. xix. 17. He that hath pity great matter they shall bring into thou hast it by thee.

upon the poor lendeth unto the thee, but every small matter they AZULUI. VI, 14. Take need that I LORD' and that which he hath shall judge: So shall it be easier ye do not your alms before men, given will he pay him again.

for thysell, and they shall bear the to be seen of them; otherwise ye

burden with thee. If thou shalt have no reward of your Father

Prov. xxii, 9. He that hath &

do this thing, and God command which is in heaven. Therefore, bountiful eye shall be blessed;

thee so, then thon shalt be able to wben thou doest thine alms, do for he giveth of his bread to the

endure, and all this people sball not sound a trumpet before thee, poor.

also go to their place in peace. as the hypocrites do in the syna-1 Isa. xxxii, 8. But the liberal del So Moses bearkened to the voice

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of bla father-in-law, and did all and the law of the king. let judg-, faithfully and with & perfect that he had said, And Moses ment be executed speedily upon heart. And what cause soever choso able men out of all Israel, him, whether it be unto death, or shall come to you of your brethren and made them heads over the to banislıment, or to confiscation that dwell in their cities, between people, rulers of thousands, rulers of goods, or to imprisonment. blood and blood, between law and of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and

commandment, statutes and judgrulers of tens. And they judged

TUEIR DUTY.

ments, ye shall even warn them the people at all seasons: the hard

Exod. xviii, 13-15. And it came

that they trespass not against the causes they brought uuto Moses, to pass on the morrow, that Moses

LORD, and 80 wrath come upon but every small matter they judg ant to indire the people and the I you, and upon your brethren: this ed themselves. people stuod by Moses from the

| do, and ye shall not trespass. Deut, i, 13, 14. Take you wise morning unto the evening. And

And, behold, Amariah the chief men, and understanding, and when Moses' father-in-law saw all

priest is over you in all matters of known among your tribes, and that he did to the people, he said. I the LORD; and Zebadiah the son of will make them rulers over you. What is this thing that thou doest

el | Islamiael, the ruler of the house of And ye answered me, and said, to the people? why sittest thou 1 Judah, for all the king's maiters: The thing which thou hast spoken thyself alone, and all the people as

| also the Levites shall be officers is good for us to do. stand by thee from morning unto

before you, Deal courageously, Deut. xvi, 18. Judges and officers even? And Moses said unto his

and the LORD shall be wit'ı the father-in-law, Because the people

good. shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God come unto mo to enquire of God. I Prov. xvii, 15. He that justifieth giveth thee, throughout thy tribes:

the wicked, and he that condemn

Escod. xxili, 3, 6, 7. Neither shalt and they shall judge the people thou countenance a poor man in

eth the just, even they both are with just judgment.

| abomination to the LORD. his cause. Thou shalt not wrest Deut. xvii. 10-13. And thou the judgment of the poor in his

Prov. xviii, 5. It is not good to shalt do according to the sentence cause. Keep thee far from a false accept the person of the wicked, which they of that place which matter: and the innocent and

I to overthrow the righteous in the LORD shall choose shall show righteous slay thou not: for I will judgment. thee; and thou shalt observe to not justify the wicked.

1 Prov. xxiv, 23. These things also do according to all that they in

belong to the wise. It is not good

Lev. xix, 15. Ye shall do no unform theo: According to the

to have respect of persons in judg. righteousness in judgment; thou Bentence of the law which they

ment. shalt not respect the person of the shall teach thee, and according to

poor, nor honour the person of the the judgment which they shall mighty: but in righteousness shalt

UxJUST JUDGES. tell thee thou shalt do: thou shalt not decline from

Ps. Ivili, 1. Do ye indeed speak thou judge thy neighbour. the sentence

righteousness, O congregation? do which they shall show thee, to the Deut. 1, 16-18. And I charged ye judge uprightly, o ye sons of right hand nor to the left. And your judges at that time, saying,

men? the man that will do presumptu- lear the causes between your

Ps. lxxxii, 2-4. How long will ously, and will not hearker unto brethren, and judge righteously the priest that standeth to minis-between every man and his

yo judge unjustly, and accept tho

persons of the wicked? Selah. ter there before the LORD thy God, brother, and the stranger that is with him. Ye shall not respect

Defend the poor and fatherless: or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and thou shalt put away

do justice to the afflicted and persons in judgment, but ye shall the evil from Israel. And all the hear the small as well as the great;

needy. Deliver the poor and ye shall not be afraid of the face people shall bear, and fear, and do

needy: rid them out of the hand of

the wicked. no more presumptuously.

of man, for the judgment is God's: 2 Sam. xv, 3, 4. And Absalom

and the cause that is too hard for Eccles. lii, 16. And, moreover, I

you, bring it unto me, and I will saw under the sun the place of said unto him, See, tly matters

hear it. And I commanded you judgment, that wickedness was are good and right; but there is no

at that time all the things which there; and the place of righteousmin deputed of the king to hear thee. Absalom said moreover, 1 ye should do.

ness, that iniquity was there. Ob that I were made judge in the

Deut. xxv, 1. If there be a con

Eccles. v, 8. If thou seest the land, that every man which hath troversy between men, and they

oppression of the poor, and violent any suit or cause might come unto come unto judgment, that the

perverting of judgment and justice me, aud I would do him justice. I judges may judge them; then they

in a province, marvel not at the shall justify the righteous, and 2 Chron. xix, 5, 8. And he set

matter: for he that is higher than condemnn the wicked. judges in the land, throughout all

the highest regardeth; and there 1 2 Chron. xix, 6-11. And said to be higher than they. the fenced cities of Judah, city by

the judges, Take heed wliat ye do: city; Moreover, in Jerusalem did

for ye judge not for man, but for Jer. V, 28, 29. They are waxen Jehoshaphat set of the Levites,

the LORD, who is with you in the fat, they shine; yea, they overpass and of the priests, and of the chief of the fathers of Israel, for the

I judgmont. Wherefore now let the the deeds of the wicked: they fear of the LORD be upon you;

vou: judge not the cause, the cause of Judginent of the LORD, and for contake heed, and do it: for there is

the fatherless, yet they prosper; troversies, wheu they returned to no iniquity with the LORD our

and the right of the needy do they Jerusalemn. God, nor respect of persons, nor

not judge. Shall I not visit Dr Ezra vii, 25. 26. And thou Ezra, taking of girls. Moreover in Je

these things1 saith the LORD: shall after the wisdom of tby God that I rusalem did Jehosaphat set of the not my soul be avenged on such a is in thine hand, set magistrates Levites, and of the priests, and of nation as this? and judges, which may judge all the chief of the fathers of Israel, the people that are beyond the for the judgment of the LORD, and

2-WITNESSES. river, all such as know the laws of for controversies, when they re- Exod. xxill, 1, 2. Thou shalt not thy God; and teach ye them that turned to Jerusalem. And he raise a false report: put not thine know them not. And whosoever charged them, saying, Thus shall hand with the wicked to be an will not do the law of thy God, 'ye do in the fear of the LORD, unrighteous witness. Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil:

FALSE WITNESSES.

and against God. And they neither shalt thou speak in a cause D eut. tis. 16-21. Ita false wit stirred up the people, and the to decline after many to wrest |ness rise up against any man, to

elders, and the scribes, and came fudgment,

testify a inst him that chich is upon him, and caught him, and Lev. v, 1. And if a soul sin, and wrong; Then both the men, be

brought him to the council, And hear the voice of swearing, and is tween whom the controversy is,

set up false witnesses, which said, a witness, whether he hath seen sball stand before the LORD, before

This man ceaseth not to speak or known of it; if he do not utter the priests and the judges which

which blasphemous words against this it, then be shall bear his iniquity. shall be in those days: And the holy place, and the law.

judges shall make diligent inquisNum. xxxv, 30. Whoso killeth 11 ition: and, behold, if the witness

3-LAWYERS. any person, the murderer shall be be a false 'witpess, and hath testi. Luke xi, 44-46 52 Woe unto put to death by the mouth of wit

fled falsely against his brother: you, scribes and Pharisees, hyponesses: but one witness shall not

Then shall ye do unto him as he crites! for ye are as graves which testify against any person to cause

| bad thought to have done unto his appear not, and the men that walk him to die.

brother: so shalt thou put the evil over them are not aware of them. Deut. v, 20. Neither shalt thou away from among you. And those Then answered one of the lawyers, bear false witness against thy

which remain shall hear, and fear, and said unto him, Master, thus neighbour.

and shall benceforth commit no saying thou reproachest us also.

more any such evil among you. And he said, Woe unto you also, Deut. xvil, 6, 7. At the mouth of

And thine eye shall not pity, but ye lawyers! for ye lade men with two witnesses, or three witnesses,

| life shall go for life, eye for eye, burdens grievous to be borne, and shall he that is worthy of death tooth for tooth, hand for hand, ye yourselves touch not the burbe put to death; but at the mouth foot for foot.

dens with one of your fingers, of one witness he shall not be put

Woe unto yon, lawyers! for ye to death. The hands of the wit

Gen. xxxix, 13-18. And it came

have taken away the key of kuownesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward I to pass. when she saw that he had ledge: ye enter not in yourselves,

and them that were entering in the hands ofall the people: so thou

left his garment in her hand, and
was fed forth, That she called

ye hindered, shalt put the evil away from

unto the men of her house, and Acts xix, 38. Wherefore it among you.

spake unto them, saying, See, he Demetrius, and the craftsmen Deut. xix, 15. One witness shall hath brought in an Hebrew unto which are with him, have a matter not rise up against a man for any us to mock ns; he came in unto me against any man, the law is open, iniquity, or for any sin, in any sinto lle with me, and I cried with a and there are deputies; let them that he sioneth: at the mouth of loud voice: And it came to pass, | implead one another. two witnesses, or at the mouth of when he heard that I lifted up my

Acts xxiii, 34, 35. And when the three witnesses, shall the matter voice and cried, that he left his

I governor had read the letter, he be established. garment with me, and fled, and !

asked of what province he was got him out. And she laid up his

And when he understood that he garment by her until his lord Prov. xii, 17. He that speaketh came home. And she spake unto

was of Cilicia; I will hear thee, truth sheweth forth righteousness: him according to these words,

said he, when thine accusers are but a false witness deceit. saying, The Hebrew servant,

| also come. And he cominanded Prov. xiv 5, 25. A

him to be kept in Herod's judgwhich thou hast brought unto us,

faithful wit. ness will not

ment-hall. ie: but a

came in unto me to mock me: false

| witness will utter lies.

And it came to pass, as I lifted up Acts xxiv, 1-4. And after five

A true witness deliveretl souls: but a de

my voice and cried that he leit days Ananias the high priest des ceitful voitness speaketh lies. his garinent with me, and fled out. cended with the elders, and with

a certain orator named Tertullus,

1 Kings xxi, 9, 10. And she Prov. xix, 28. An ungodly wit

who informed the wrote in the letters, saying, Pro

governor ness scornetli judgment; and the

against Paul. And when he was claim a fast, and set Naboth on mouth of the wicked devoureth high among the people; And set

called forth, Tertullus began to iniquity. .

accuse him, saying, Seeing that two men, sons of Beliul, before Prov. xxiv, 28. Be not a witness him, to bear witness against him,

by thee we enjoy great quietness, against thy neighbour without saying. Thou didst blaspheme

and that very worthy deeds are cause; and deceive not with thy God and the king: and then carry

done unto this nation by thy prolips.

vidence, We accept it always, him out, and stone him, that he 18a, viii, 2. And I took unto me may die.

and in all places, most noblo Felix, faithful witnesses to record, Uriah

with all thankfulness. Notwith

Ps. xsvil, 12. Deliver me not the priest, and Zechariah the son

standing, that I be not further over unto the will of mine eneries:

tedious unto thee, I pray thee of Jeberechiah.

for false witnesses are risen up tha! that thou wouldest hear us John viii. 17. It is also written against me, and such as breathe of thy clemency a few words. in your law, that the testimony of out cruelty. two meu is true.

P3. XXXV, 11. Falsa witnesses 4.-THE TRIBUNAL. Acts xxiv. 19. 20. Who ought to did rise up: they laid to my charge Ruth iv. 1. Then went Boaz up have been here before thee, and things that I knew not.

to the gate, and sat bim down object, if they had ought against Prov. xix, 5. A false witness there; and, behold, the kinsman me. Or else let these same here

shall not be uupunished; and, he of whom Boaz spako came by; say, if they have found any evil

that speaketh lies shall not escapa. unto whom he said, Ho, guch a doing in me, while I stood before

Prov. xix, 9.A false witness one! turu aside, sit down here, the council. shall not be unpunished.. ...

And he turned aside, and sat 2 Cor. xlii, 1. This is the third Acts vii, 11-13. Then they down. time I am coming to you. In the suborned men, which said, John vii, 51. Doth our law judge mouth of two or three witnesses We have heard him speak blas- any man before it bear him, and shall every word be established. I phemous words against Moses' know what he doeth?

Acts iv. 15. But, when they had vant unto his master, lest he curse thre, suffer me to speak unto tho commanded them to go aside out thee, and thou be found guilty people. And when he had given of the council, they conferred | Luke xx. 20. And they watched himn licence, Paul stood on the among themselves.

him, and sent forth spies, which stairs, and beckoned with the Acts y, 34. Then stood there up should feign themselves just men, hand unto the people. And when one in the council, a. Pharisee, that they might take hold of his there was made a great silence, bo named Gamaliel, a doctor of the words, that so they might deliver

spake unto them in the Hebrew law, had in reputation among all | him unto the power and authority tongue, saying, te people, and commanded to of the governor.

Acts xxii, 1. Men, brethren, and put the apostles forth & little Acts xxiii. 16-22. And when fathers, hear ye my defence which space.

Paul's sister's son heard of their I make now unto you. Acts xxii, 30. On the morrow, Tying in wait, ho went and entered Acts xxiii, 1. And Paul, ear because he would have known into the castle, and told Paul. nestly beholding the council, said, the certainty wherefore he was Then Paul called one of the cen Men and brethren, I have lived in accused of the Jews, he loosed turions unto him, and said, Bring all good conscience before God him from his bands, and com this young man unto the chief | ntil this day.

captain; for he hath & certain Acts xxiv. 10-13. Then Paul,after

thing to tell him. So he took that the governor had beckoned brought Paul down, and set him him, and brought him to the chief

| unto him to speak, answered, Forbefore them. captain, and said, Paul the pris

asmuch as I know that thou hast Acts xxv, 17, 22-24. Therefore, oner called me unto him, and

been of many years a judge unto prayed me to bring this young this nation, I do the more cheerwhen they were come hither, I without any delay on the morrow, man unto thee, who hath some

fully answer for myself: Because I sat on the judgment-seat, and thing to say unto thee. Then the

that thou mayest understand, commanded the man to be brought chief captain took him by the

that there are yet but twelve days forth. Then Agrippa said unto hand, and went with him aside

since I went up to Jerusalem for Festus, I would also hear the privately, and asked him, what is to worship. And they neither man myself. To-morrow, said he,

that thou hast to tell me? And he found me in the temple disputing thou shalt hear him. And on the

said, The Jews have agreed to with any man, neither raising up morrow, when Agrippa was come, desire thee that thou wouldest

the people, neither in the synaand Bernice, with great pomp, bring down Paul to-morrow into

gogues, nor in the city: Neither and was entered into the place of the council, as though they would

can they prove the things whereof hearing. With the chief captains enquire somewhat of him more

they now accuse me. and principal men of the city, at portectly. But do not thou yield

Acts xxv, 8. 16. While he anFestus' commandment Paul was

unto them: for there lie in wait brought forth. And Festus said, for bim of them more than forty

swered for himself, Neither against

the law of the Jews, neither King Agrippa, and all men which men, which have bound themselves

against the temple, nor yet against are here present with us, ye see with an oath, that they will nei

Cesar, have I offended any thing this man, about whom all the ther eat nor drink until they have

at all. To whom I answered, It multitude of the Jews have dealt killed bim: and now are they

is not the manner of the Romans will me, both at Jerusalem, and ready, looking for a promise from

to deliver any man to die, before also here, crying that he ought thee. So the chief captain then

that he which is accused have the not to live any longer.

let the young man de part, and
charged him, See thou tell nó man

accusers face to face, and have Acts xxvi. 30-32. And when he

licence to answer for himself conthat thou hast showed these had this spoken, the king rose up, things to me.

cerning the crime laid against and the governor, and Bernice,

him. and they that sat with them: And

Acts xxiv, 5-9. For we have

Acts xxvi, 1-3. Then Agrippa when they were gone aside, they found this man a pestilent fellow,

said unto Paul, Thou art permittalked between themselves, sayand a mover of sedition among all

ted to speak for thyself. Then ing. This man doeth nothing the Jews throughont the world,

Paul stretched forth the hand, and worthy of death or of bonds. and a ringleader of the sect of the

answered for himself: I think myThen said Agrippa unto Festus, Nazarenes: Who also bath gone

self happy, king Agrippa, because This man miglit have been set at about to profane the temple;

I shall answer for myselt this day liberty, if he had not appealed whom we took, and would have

before thee touching all the things unto Cesar. judged according to our law: But

whereof I am accused of the Jews; the chief captain Lysias came

Especially because I know thee to upon us, and with great violence THE ACCUSATION.

be expert in all customs and took him away out of our hands,

| questions which are among the 1 Sam. xxii, 22. And David said Commanding his accusers to

Jews: wherefore I beseech theo unto Abiathar, I knew it that come unto thee: by examining of

to hear me patieutly. day, when Doeg the Edomite was

whom thyself mayest take knowthere, that he would surely tell

ledge of all these things whereof Saul; I have occasioned the death we accuse him. And the Jews

APPEAL of all the persons of thy father's

also assented, saying that these | Acts xxiii, 25--30. And he wrote house. things were so.

a letter after this mann r: Claud

ius Lysias unto the most excellent Esth. vii, 5, 6. Then the king

Acts xxv, 18. Against whom, Ahasuerus answered and said

when the accusers stood up, they governor Felix sendeth greeting. unto Esther the queen, Who is

brought none accusation of such This man was taken of the Jews, he, and where is he, that durst things as I supposed.

and should have been killed of

them; then came I with an army, presume in his heart to do Bo? And Esther said, The adversary

THE DEFENCE.

and rescued him, having under

stood that he was a Romin. And and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then Haman was afraid before

Acts xxi, 39, 40. But Paul said, I when I would have known the

am a mau which am a Jew of cause wherefore they accused him, the king and the queen.

Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen I brought him forih into their Prov. xxx, 10. Accuse not a ser- of no mean city: and, 1 beseech council: Whom I perceived to be

150 here's any lons and where up, tbinste sxiv, 6

e world, Paul vered for

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