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A Commentary on Acts of the Apostles

By J.W. McGarvey

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   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
   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
   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
   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
   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
   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
   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
   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
   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,
   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
   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
   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
   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
   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
   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
   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
   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
   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
   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
   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
   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
   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
   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
   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
   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
   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
   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
   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

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