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Geneva Bible Notes (1560): Acts 5

2 a Which signified their sacriledge, distrust, & hypocrisie.

3 b Who moued thine heart to sel thy possession: where as you turnest parte to another vse, as if God did not se they dissimulation.

4 d Then no man was compelled to sel his possessions, nor to put his money to the commune vse.

4 c His sinne therefore was so muche greater in that he committed it willingly.

5 ! The hypocrisie of Ananias and Sapphira is punished.

9 f And to mocke him, as if he shulde not haue knowen your craftie fetche, which declareth that when men do any thing of an euil conscience, they do not onely pronounce the sentence of damnation vpon them selues, but also prouoke the wrath of God, because they do proue, as it were, purposely, whether God be righteous and almightie.

12 g Read, the annotation vpon the figure {1 King 6} page 152.

13 h Because of their owne euil consciences which made them to tremble: for they that were not assured of Gods mercies in Christ, were astonished at these his stange judgements.

13 i That is, thei gaue them great praise.

17 ! They are taken, but the Angel of God bringeth them out of prison.

17 k Which then were the chief among them.

17 l They were ful of blinde zeale, emulation and jelousie, in defence of their superstition.

20 m That is, of the liuelie doctrine, whereby the way to life is declared.

23 n So that there was no fraude nor deceit, nor negligence, but it liuelie setteth forthe the power of God & his prouidence for his.

28 o He accuseth them of rebellion & sedition.

29 q When they commande, or forbid vs any thing contrary to the worde of God.

29 ! Their bolde confession before the Council.

31 r Meaning that he is the mediator & onelie meane betwene God & man.

36 t This Theudas was aboue thirtie yeres before him, of whome Josephus mencioneth, li. 20 de Antiq chap. 4. that was after the death of Herode the Great, when Archelaus his sonne was at Rome, at what time Judea was ful of insurrections: so that it is not sure to giue credit to Eusebius in this point.

37 u Of him maketh mencion Josephus li. 18 where he speaketh of the taxing, {Luk. 2,1.}

39 x He groundeth vpon good principles, but he gouteth of the qualitie of the cause, nether dare affirme whether it be good or bad: wherein appeareth he was but a worldeling.

40 ! The Apostles are beat, and rejoyce in trouble.