Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. to be used to call certain people in the church? joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the likely was from Africa, whose most populous country today is Nigeria. A non-Christian. Eccles. Mashmia Jeshua, fol. origin that is translated "Niger" (Acts But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy: The dramatic response made the leaders of the synagogue envious. We can’t all be popular to the same degree, but we can all serve and please God to the same degree in Jesus Christ. View the entire commentary, Large numbers of North American and European missionaries who were deployed after World War II are now retiring... No, to serve the body of Christ, which is to be "... They fall into the same category as above. "Lucius" (Romans 16:21) whose greeting Paul All Rights Reserved. The Jew {p} objects to the apostle's version of these words, rendering txv, by "corruption," whereas he says it signifies a "pit"; but it ought to be observed, that the word in its first proper, and literal sense, signifies "corruption"; and a pit or grave is only called by this name, because dead bodies, or carcasses, are therein corrupted; and instances may be given, wherein the word cannot be understood in another sense than in that of corruption, as in Leviticus 22:25. Cloudflare Ray ID: 5f8987b95c09e8f3 i. Now when the congregation was broken up,.... Or "the synagogue"; not the place, but the people that met in it; when they were "dismissed," as the Vulgate Latin and Arabic versions render it; either in a disorderly manner, through the offence the Jews took at Paul's preaching; or if in an orderly way, this was done by Nmgrwth, "the interpreter"; so it is said {w}, that 85. It is further said of David, "and was laid unto his fathers," or was buried; his sepulchre is said to be in Mount Zion {q}, where the kings of the house of David were buried; and his sepulchre Peter says in Acts 2:29 remained till his time.And saw corruption; his body putrefied in the grave, became the repast of worms, and was reduced to rottenness and dust; and therefore the words could not be spoken of him cited from Psalm 16:10. How many prophets and teachers were "in the church that was at Antioch" (Acts 13:1)? "says R. Jannai {x}, when you see generation after generation reproaching and blaspheming, look for the feet of the Messiah, according to Psalm 89:51." The word of the Lord spread through the region (Acts 13:49). What roles do "prophets and teachers" (Acts 13:1) perform? Though translated “deputy,” Luke’s word calls him a proconsul … The Alexandrian copy, the Vulgate Latin, Syriac, and Ethiopic versions, leave out the word "contradicting," as redundant, it having been before said, that "they spoke against," or "contradicted" what Paul delivered; though it may not be superfluous, but express their continuance in their contradiction and opposition; and which was attended with, and issued in blasphemy: such a spirit of reproach and blasphemy is with the Jews a sign of the Messiah's coming; 1. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. In the Hebrew text it is, "my salvation": provided, promised, and sent by God, the Saviour of his people.Verse 48. exalted above any other Christian. Wherefore he saith also in another psalm,.... Psalm 16:10 or "in another place," as the Syriac version supplies; or "in another section," as the Arabic version; or "elsewhere," as Beza's most ancient copy, the Vulgate Latin and Ethiopic versions, read:thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption; which cannot be understood of David: the term "Holy One," is not so applicable to him, who was a man subject to infirmities; at least not in such sense as to Christ, who was holy in his nature, and without sin in his life and conversation; besides, David was laid in his grave, and saw corruption, as the apostle afterwards proves: the former part of this passage is not cited, "thou wilt not leave my soul in hell"; which was not absolutely necessary to be mentioned, it being clearly implied in what is produced; for if he should not be suffered to see corruption, then he could not be left in the grave: moreover, the apostle cites that which he intended to reason upon, as he afterwards does, and by it makes it manifestly appear that the words do not belong to David, but the Messiah, and are a clear and pertinent proof of his resurrection from the dead. "Brethren": "Brother" or "Sister.". for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying l. 5. c. 27.Verse 52. {s} T. Hieros. Gittin, fol. 1.Verse 35. is the Bible's only mention of this Simeon. Sota, c. 3. sect. i. It’s remarkable to think that this church was born in a little more than a week. That is, of Pisidia, in which Antioch was; not by the Apostles Paul and Barnabas, who seem to go directly to Iconium, after they were expelled the city and suburbs of Antioch; but by some of those who were converted under their ministry, and had gifts bestowed on them, qualifying them to preach the Gospel to others, which they did with success. The Arabic renders it as we do, and the Syriac thus, "as many as were put, or appointed unto eternal life"; and the Vulgate Latin version, "as many as were pre-ordained." "there was a tetrarchy granted out of Lycaonia, on that part which borders on Galatia, consisting of fourteen cities, the most celebrated city being Iconium." David Guzik commentary on Acts 13 describes the start of Pauls first missionary journey as Barnabas and Saul are called by the Holy Spirit. νιγερ (niger), the original word of Latin 13. they came to Perga in Pamphylia--The distance from Paphos to Attalia, on the Gulf of Pamphylia in a northwest direction, is not much greater than from Seleucia to Salamis on the east. 1. not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all 3. Acts 13:13-52. David is a name frequently given to the Messiah, as in Jeremiah 30:9 David being an eminent type of Christ, and the Messiah being a son of his; and who must be meant here; and which is owned by several Jewish commentators {o} of the best note; and which appears from his being called a witness to the people, a leader and a commander of them, in the next verse: the blessings of the covenant are fitly called "mercies," because they spring from the grace and mercy of God, and wonderfully display it, and are in mercy to his people; and these are the mercies of David, or of Christ, because the covenant being made with him, these blessings were put into his hands for them, and come through his blood to them; and hence they are said to be "sure" ones; they are in safe hands; Christ, who is intrusted with them, faithfully distributes them: but then, as by his death he has made way for the communication of them, consistent with the justice of God; so he must rise again, and live for ever, to distribute them, or see that there is an application of them made to the persons for whom they are designed: besides, it is one of the sure mercies promised to David, to the Messiah himself, that though he died, and was laid in the grave, he should not continue there, but rise again, as the next testimony most clearly shows. & c. 16. p. 515.Verse 50. • The following Sabbath there was a mixed response, some very hostile and some very receptive. Acts 13 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, as set of 17 volumes on the New Testament, the result of Barclay's dedicated work But they shook off the dust from their feet against them, and came to Iconium. See “The happiness of a genuine Christian lies far beyond the reach of earthly disturbances, and is not affected by the changes and chances to which mortal things are exposed. When Herod the Great, the father of "Herod the tetrarch" (Acts 13:1), was young, the elder Manaen told him that he would one day rule Judea. Note when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos — Sailing to the continent of the lesser Asia; they came to Perga — A city in Pamphylia — Situated on the west side of the river Cestos, about seven miles from the sea.