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A Commentary on Acts of the Apostles

By J.W. McGarvey


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   Introduction - A COMMENTARY ON ACTS OF THE APOSTLES, WITH A REVISED VERSION OF THE TEXT. BY J. W. M c G A R V E Y. SEVENTH EDITION LEXINGTON, K ...read
   Acts 1 - 1, 2. A NARRATIVE of Jesus of Nazareth, designed to convince men that he is the Christ, would most naturally begin with his birth and terminate with ...read
   Acts 2 - 1. Thus far our author has been engaged in preliminary statements, which were necessary to the proper introduction of his main theme. He has furnish ...read
   Acts 3 - 1-10. Thus far, the labors of the apostles had met with uninterrupted and most astonishing success. Luke is now about to introduce us to a series of ...read
   Acts 4 - 1-3. Just at this point in Peter's discourse: (1) "And while they were speaking to the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the S ...read
   Acts 5 - 1, 2. In close connection with this unprecedented liberality of the brethren, we are now introduced to a remarkable case of corruption, of which it ...read
   Acts 6 - 1. From the preceding account of the struggle, between the apostles and the Sadducees, Luke now turns to consider, briefly, the internal condition o ...read
   Acts 7 - 1. "Then said the high priest, Are these things so? Stephen responds in a long and powerful discourse. There is great diversity of opinion among co ...read
   Acts 8 - 1-4. The enemies of the disciples had now tried and exhausted all the ordinary methods of opposing the truth. Under the leadership of the Sadducees ...read
   Acts 9 - 1, 2. These is a sudden transition in our narrative at this point, and it assumes more the character of a biography. The writers of sacred history, ...read
   Acts 10 - 1, 2. The scene changes from Joppa to Cæsarea, about thirty miles northward along the Mediterranean shore; and we are introduced to another case fo ...read
   Acts 11 - 1-3. The novel scene which had transpired in Cæsarea was soon reported abroad over the country. (1) "Now the apostles and brethren throughout Judea ...read
   Acts 12 - 1, 2. The historian does not follow Barnabas and Saul in their tour through the districts in Judea, but, leaving them for awhile, introduces a very ...read
   Acts 13 - 1. We have already seen that Barnabas and Saul had labored one whole year together in the city of Antioch, and we now learn that at the close of thi ...read
   Acts 14 - 1, 2. In Iconium the two missionaries met with better success than in Antioch, but they encountered similar opposition, and from the same source. (1 ...read
   Acts 15 - 1. At this point in the narrative our historian makes a sudden transition from the conflicts of the disciples with the unbelieving world to one almo ...read
   Acts 16 - 1, 2. Without giving the least detail of Paul's labors in Syria and Cilicia, Luke hurries us forward to his arrival in Derbe and Lystra, the scenes ...read
   Acts 17 - 1. Luke now drops the pronoun of the first person, in which he has spoken of the apostolic company since they left Troas, and resumes the third pers ...read
   Acts 18 - 1. Having met with so little encouragement in the literary capital of Greece, the apostle next resorts to its chief commercial emporium. (1) "After ...read
   Acts 19 - 1-7. Having sketched briefly the visit of Apollos to Ephesus, and thus prepared the way for an account of Paul's labors in the same city, the histor ...read
   Acts 20 - 1. (1) "After the tumult had ceased, Paul called to him the disciples, and bade them farewell, and departed to go into Macedonia." Thus ended the lo ...read
   Acts 21 - 1-3. The vessel proceeded by a coasting voyage along the southern shore of Asia Minor. (1) "And it came to pass, when we had separated from them, an ...read
   Acts 22 - 1, 2. (1) "Men, brethren, and fathers, hear my defense, which I now make to you. (2) And when they heard that he spoke to them in the Hebrew dialect ...read
   Acts 23 - 1, 2. No sooner had the prisoner and the Sanhedrim come face to face, than the chiliarch must have perceived that he was again to be disappointed in ...read
   Acts 24 - 1. When the Jews were commanded by Lysias to present their accusation before Felix, though disappointed in their first plot, they still hoped to acc ...read
   Acts 25 - 1-5. The long imprisonment of Paul seems not in the least to have moderated the hatred of his enemies; but upon the change of governorship they rene ...read
   Acts 26 - 1-3. Festus having stated the case, and the assembly being in waiting, the king assumed the presidency of the assembly. (1) "Then Agrippa said to Pa ...read
   Acts 27 - 1, 2. Not long after the interview with Agrippa, Paul saw an immediate prospect of departing upon his long-purposed voyage to Rome. The answer to hi ...read
   Acts 28 - 1, 2. (1) "And after they had escaped, they knew that the island was called Melita. (2) Now the barbarians showed us no little philanthropy; for the ...read

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