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He justifieth his doctrine.
109 J. 8. “ sins.” Then said they unto him, Who art A. D. 32. 25 thou? And Jesus saith unto them, “Even the
“ same that I said unto you from the beginning. 26 “ I have many things to say and to judge of
“you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak
“ to the world those things which I have heard 27 “ of him.” They understood not that he spake 28 to them of the Father. Then said Jesus unto
them, “When ye have lifted up the Son of man,
“ do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath 29“ taught me, I speak these things. And he that
“ sent me is with me: the Father hath not left
“me alone; for I do always those things that 30“ please him.” As he spake these words, many 31 believed on him. Then said Jesus to those Jews
which believed on him, “If ye continue in my 32 “ word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye
“ shall know the truth, and the truth shall • Rom. 6. 33“ make you free.” They answered him, "We be 14, 18, 22.
Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to Jam. 1. 25.
any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made 34 free? Jesus answered them, “ Verily, verily, I 42.
say unto you, 'Whosoever committeth sin is f Rom. 6. 35 “ the servant of sin. And the servant abideth 16, 20.
“ not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth Gal 4.30. 36" ever. If the Son therefore shall make
you 37“ free, ye shall be free indeed. I know that ye
“are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, 38“ because my word hath no place in you. I “ speak that which I have seen with my Father:
: “ and ye do that which ye have seen with your 39 “ father.” They answered and said unto him,
Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them,
“ i If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do i Rom. 2. 40 “ the works of Abraham. But now ye seek to Gal. 37,
“ kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, 29.
66 which I have heard of God: this did not 41 “ Abraham. Ye do the deeds of your father.”
Then said they to him, We be not born of
& 2. 12.
h Rom.8.2. Gal. 5. 1.
& 64. 8. Mal. 1. 6.
m 1 John 66 3. 8.
Christ's authority and dignity. A. D. 32. fornication; we have one Father, even God. J. 8. Is. 63.16 Jesus said unto them, “ 'If God were your Fa- 42
ther, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth 11 John 5. “ and came from God; neither came I of my
self, but he sent me. Why do ye not under- 43 “ stand my speech? even because ye cannot hear
mYe are of your father the devil, 44 " and the lusts of your father ye will do. He n Jude 6. “ was a murderer from the beginning, and "abode
“not in the truth, because there is no truth in
“ sin ? And if I say the truth, why do ye not • 1 John 4. “ believe me? He that is of God heareth God's 47
“ words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye
Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, 48
glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep 51
my saying, he shall never see death.” Then 52
said the Jews unto him, Now we know that pZech.1.5. thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the
prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. Art thou 53 greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou
thyself? Jesus answered, If I honour myself, 54 Acts 3.13. “ my honour is nothing: "it is my Father that
“ honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is
your God: yet ye have not known him; but 55 “ I know him: and if I should say, I know him “ not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I “ know him, and keep his saying. Your father 56
2 convicteth. M.
One born blind receiveth sight.
r Heb. 11. 13.
Is. 43. 13.
J. 8.“ Abraham ? rejoiced to see my day: 'and he A. D. 32.
saw it, and was glad.”
yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
s Ex. 3. 14.
sight. The Pharisees question the miracle. J. 9. 1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which
2 was blind from his birth. And his disciples
asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this
man, or his parents, that he was born blind? 3 Jesus answered, “ Neither hath this man sinned,
“ nor his parents : but that the works of God 4“ should be made manifest in him. I must “ work the works of him that sent me, while “it is day: the night cometh, when no man 5“ can work. As long as I am in the world, I 6“ am the light of the world.” When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of 7 the blind man with the clay, and said unto him,
Go, * wash in the pool of Siloam,” (which is . Neh. 3. by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way b'See 8 therefore, and washed, and came seeing. The 2 Kin
. 5. neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he 9 that sat and begged ? Some said, This is he:
others said, He is like him: but he said, I am
man that is called Jesus made clay, and anoint-
3 Before Abraham was born.
2 longed. C.
A. D. 32. of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, J. 9.
and I received sight. Then said they unto him, 12
But the Jews did not believe concerning him, 18 that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight. And they asked them, say- 19 ing, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see? His parents an- 20 swered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind: but by 21 what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is
of age; ask him : he shall speak for himself. CActs 5.13. These words spake his parents, because they 22
feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask 23 him.
Then again called they the man that was 24 a Josh. 7. blind, and said unto him, "Give God the praise :
we know that this man is a sinner. He answered 25 and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see. Then said they to him again, 26
question the miracle.
& 35. 12. Ps. 18. 41.
& 28.9. Is. 1. 15.
J. 9. What did he to thee? how opened he thine A. D. 32. 27 eyes? He answered them, I have told you al
ready, and ye did not hear: wherefore would
ye hear it again? will ye also be his disciples ? 28 Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his 29 disciple; but we are Moses' disciples. We know
that God spake unto Moses: as for this fellow, 30 we know not from whence he is. The man
answered and said unto them, Why herein is a
marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence 31 he is, and yet he hath opened mine eyes. Now
we know that God heareth not sinners: but Job 27.9.
if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth 32 his will, him he heareth. Since the world began & 34. 15.
was it not heard that any man opened the eyes Prov.1. 28. 33 of one that was born blind. If this man were & 15. 29. 34 not of God, he could do nothing. They answered is
and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born Jer. 11.11.
Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and
swered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might 37 believe on him? And Jesus said unto him,
“ Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that
“ talketh with thee.” And he said, Lord, I be-
they which see not might see; and that they
him heard these words, and said unto him, Are & Rom. 2. 41 we blind also ? Jesus said unto them, “If ye
were blind, ye should have no sin: but now
“ ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.” J. 10.1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that en
“ tereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but “ climbeth up some other way, the same is a 2" thief and a robber. But he that entereth in
& 14. 12.