The Jews gained nothing by their attempt, but drew down upon themselves the indignation of the Gentiles. Gallio failed in his duty in not protecting Sosthenes from violence; though he was right in refusing to oppress the conscience of Paul, he was wrong in not securing the civil rights of his opponent. Happy will that day be when civil rulers neither overstep their sphere nor neglect their office. May God bless the Queen and all in authority over us.
What though earth and hell united
Should oppose the Saviour’s plan?
Plead his cause, nor be affrighted,
Fear ye not the face of man;
Vain their tumult,
Hurt his work they never can.