Ac 26:2
26:2 {1} I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall
     answer for myself this day before thee touching all the
     things whereof I am accused of the Jews:

 (1) To have a skilful judge is a great and singular gift of

Ac 26:4
26:4 {2} My manner of life from my youth, which was at the first
     among mine own nation at Jerusalem, know all the Jews;

 (2) Paul divides the history of his life into two times: for
     the first he calls his adversaries as witnesses: for the
     latter, the fathers and Prophets.

Ac 26:5
26:5 Which {a} knew me from {b} the beginning, if they would
     testify, that after the {c} most straitest sect of our
     religion I lived a Pharisee.

     (a) That I was, and where, and how I lived.
     (b) That my parents were Pharisees.
     (c) The sect of the Pharisees was the most exquisite amongst
         all the sects of the Jews, for it was better than all
         the rest.

Ac 26:6
26:6 {3} And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the
     promise made of God unto our fathers:

 (3) There are three chief and principal witnesses of true
     doctrine: God, the true fathers, and the consent of the
     true Church of God.

Ac 26:8
26:8 {4} Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you,
     that God should raise the dead?

 (4) He proves the resurrection of the dead, first by the power
     of God, then by the resurrection of Christ, of which he is
     a sufficient witness.

Ac 26:10
26:10 Which thing I also did in Jerusalem: and many of the
      saints did I shut up in prison, having received authority
      from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I
      gave {d} my voice against [them].

      (d) I consented to and allowed their actions: for he was
          not a judge.

Ac 26:11
26:11 And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and {e}
      compelled [them] to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad
      against them, I persecuted [them] even unto strange

      (e) By extreme punishment.

Ac 26:18
26:18 {5} To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness
      to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that
      they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance
      among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

 (5) The end of the Gospel is to save those who are brought to
     the knowledge of Christ, and are justified and sanctified
     in him, being laid hold on by faith.

Ac 26:19
26:19 {6} Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto
      the heavenly vision:

 (6) Paul alleges God to be author of the office of his
     apostleship, and that God's grace is a witness.

Ac 26:22
26:22 {7} Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto
      this day, witnessing both to {f} small and great, saying
      none other things than those which the prophets and Moses
      did say should come:

 (7) Christ is the end of the Law and the Prophets.
     (f) To everyone.

Ac 26:23
26:23 That Christ should {g} suffer, [and] that he should be the
      {h} first that should rise from the dead, and should shew
      {i} light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.

      (g) That Christ would not be such a king as the Jews
          dreamed of, but one appointed to bear our miseries,
          and the punishment of our sins.
      (h) The first of those who are raised from the dead.
      (i) Life, yea and that a most blessed life which will be
          endless: and this is set against darkness, which
          almost in all languages sometimes signifies death, and
          sometimes misery and calamity.

Ac 26:24
26:24 {8} And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a
      loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning
      doth make thee mad.

 (8) The wisdom of God is madness to fools, yet nonetheless we
     must boldly confirm the truth.

Ac 26:26
26:26 For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I
      speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things
      are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a {k}

      (k) Secretly and privately.

Ac 26:27
26:27 {9} King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that
      thou believest.

 (9) Paul, as it were forgetting that he stood a prisoner to
     defend his cause, does not forget the office of his

Ac 26:29
26:29 And Paul said, {l} I would to God, that not only thou, but
      also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and
      altogether such as I am, except these bonds.

      (l) I would to God that not only almost, but thoroughly
          and altogether, both you and all that hear me this
          day, might be made as I am, only except for my bonds.

Ac 26:30
26:30 {10} And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and
      the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them:

 (10) Paul is solemnly acquitted, and yet not dismissed.

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