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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,
“e then shall ye know that I am he, and that I "Rom. 1.4.

“ 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

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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
“ him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of
“ his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
“ And because I tell you the truth, ye believe 45
“me not. Which of you convinceth me of 46

“ 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
are not of God.”

Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, 48
Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and
hast a devil? Jesus answered, “I have not a 49
“ devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do
“ dishonour me. And I seek not mine own 50

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

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J. 8.“ Abraham ? rejoiced to see my day: 'and he A. D. 32.

saw it, and was glad.”
57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not

yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
58 Jesus said unto them, “ Verily, verily, I say unto
you,
3 Before Abraham was, I am."

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Then took they up stones to cast at him : Col. 1. 17.
but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the Rev. 1. 8.
temple, going through the midst of them, and
so passed by.
84. The man that was born blind restored to

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
10 he. Therefore said they' unto him, How were
11 thine eyes opened ? He answered and said, A

man that is called Jesus made clay, and anoint-
ed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool

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and I received sight. Then said they unto him, 12
Where is he? He said, I know not. They 13
brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime
was blind. And it was the sabbath day when 14
Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. Then 15
again the Pharisees also asked him how he had
received his sight. He said unto them, He put
clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see.
Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man 16
is not of God, because he keepeth not the sab-
bath day. Others said, How can a man that is
a sinner do such miracles? And there was a
division among them. They say unto the blind 17
man again, What sayest thou of him, that he
hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a pro-
phet.

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

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question the miracle.

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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.
in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast
him out.

Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and
when he had found him, he said unto him, “Dost
36 “ thou believe on the Son of God?” He an- f 1 John 5.

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-
39 lieve. And he worshipped him. And Jesus said,
“ For judgment I am come into this world, that

they which see not might see; and that they
“ which see might be made blind.”
40 And some of the Pharisees which were with

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

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