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Abbott's Illustrated New Testament
Acts 22



Verse 1

Verse 2

The Hebrew tongue; which was their native tongue.

Verse 3

At the feet of Gamaliel; under the instruction of Gamaliel.

Verse 4

This way; those believing in this way; that is, the Christians.

Verse 9

Heard not the voice; understood it not. That they did hear the sound, is stated in the original account of the transaction. (Acts 9:7.)

Verse 12

According to the law; the Jewish law.

Verse 14

That Just One; Jesus.

Verse 16

Wash away thy sins. The water used in baptism has, of course, no actual efficacy in removing sin; and yet baptism is something more than a mere ceremony. Considered as an act by which the soul publicly acknowledges God, and becomes committed to his service, it has a powerful influence in promoting inward purification.

Verse 22

They gave him audience; they listened to him.--Unto this word; his speaking of the Gentiles as the objects of God's favorable regard.

Verse 24

Examined by scourging; a common mode of extorting confessions in those days, though forbidden in the case of Roman citizens.

Verse 28

This freedom; the privileges of Roman citizen.--Free-born; born in a city, Tarsus, upon which, perhaps, as a city, these privileges had been conferred; or else entitled to them personally through his parents.


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Abbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. "Commentary on Acts 22:4". "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". 1878.

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