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102. Christ raiseth Lazarus from the dead.

J. 11.
Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus,
of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister
Martha. (It was that Mary which anointed the 2
Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with
her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)
Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, 3
Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.
When Jesus heard that, he said, “This sick- 4

ness is not unto death, but for the glory of
“ God, that the Son of God might be glorified

thereby.” Now Jesus loved Martha, and her 5
sister, and Lazarus. When he had heard there-6
fore that he was sick, he abode two days still
in the same place where he was. Then after 7
that saith he to his disciples, “Let us go into
“ Judæa again.” His disciples say unto him, 8
Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee;
and goest thou thither again? Jesus answered, 9
“ Are there not twelve hours in the day? If

any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not,
“ because he seeth the light of this world. But 10
“ if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, be-

cause there is no light in ? him.” These things 11

said he: and after that he saith unto them, So Deut. “Our friend Lazarus a sleepeth ; but I go,

that
Dan. 12.2. “ I may awake him out of sleep.” Then said 12
Acts 7.60. his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.
18, 51.

Howbeit Jesus spake of his death : but they 13
thought that he had spoken of taking of rest
in sleep. Then said Jesus unto them plainly, 14
“ Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your 15
“ sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye
“ may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.”
Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, 16
unto his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we
may die with him.

Then when Jesus came, he found that he had 17

31. 16.

1 Cor. 15.

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The sickness and death of Lazarus.

135 J. 11. lain in the grave four days already. Now A. D. 33.

18 Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen
19 furlongs off: and many of the Jews came to

Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning
20 their brother. Then Martha, as soon as she

heard that Jesus was coming, went and met 21 him : but Mary sat still in the house. Then

said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst 22 been here, my brother had not died. But I

know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask 23 of God, God will give it thee. Jesus saith unto 24 her, “ Thy brother shall rise again.” Martha

saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again 25 in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said

unto her, “I am the resurrection, and the blife: Col. 3. 4.

“ che that believeth in me, though he were 1, 2 & 3 26“ dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth 11. “ and believeth in me shall never die. Believest

5. 10, &c. 27" thou this?” She saith unto him, Yea, Lord:

I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of 28 God, which should come into the world. And

when she had so said, she went her way, and

called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The 29 Master is come, and calleth for thee. As soon

as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came 30 unto him. Now Jesus was not yet come into

the town, but was in that place where Martha 31 met him. The Jews then which were with her

in the house, and comforted her, when they saw
Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out,

followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave 32 to weep there. Then when Mary was come

where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down

at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst 33 been here, my brother had not died. When

Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews

also weeping which came with her, he groaned 34 in the spirit, and was troubled, and said, “Where

“ have ye laid him?" They said unto him, Lord, 35, 36 come and see. Jesus wept. Then said the Jews,

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Lazarus raised to life again.

A. D. 33. Behold how he loved him! And some of them J. 11.

said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes 37
of the blind, have caused that even this man
should not have died? Jesus therefore again 38
groaning in himself cometh to the grave.

It
was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. Jesus said, 39
“Take ye away the stone.” Martha, the sister
of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by
this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead
four days. Jesus saith unto her, “Said I not 40
“ unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou
“ shouldest see the glory of God?” Then they 41
took away the stone from the place where the
dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes,
and said, “Father, I thank thee that thou hast
“ heard me.

And I knew that thou hearest 42 “ me always: but because of the people which “ stand by I said it, that they may believe that “ thou hast sent me." And when he thus had 43 spoken, he cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus,

come forth.” And he that was dead came 44 forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes : and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, “ Loose him, and let

“ him go."

Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, 45 and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him. But some of them went their 46

ways to the Pharisees, and told them what * Ps. 2 2. things Jesus had done. Then gathered the 47

chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and Acts 4.16. said, e What do we? for this man doeth many

miracles. If we let him thus alone, all men will 48 believe on him: and the Romans shall come

and take away both our place and nation. And 49 * Acts 4.6. one of them, named ' Caiaphas, being the high

priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, nor consider that it is expedient 50 for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. And this 51

Caiaphas prophesieth.

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1 John 2. 2.

2 Chr. 13. 19.

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J. 11. spake he not of himself: but being high priest A. D. 33.

that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die 52 for that nation; and not for that nation only, 6 Is. 49.6.

" but that also he should gather together in one

the children of God that were scattered abroad. h Eph. 2. 53 Then from that day forth they took counsel to-17

14, 15, 16, 54 gether for to put him to death. Jesus therefore

walked no more openly among the Jews; but
went thence unto a country near to the wilder-
ness, into a city called ' Ephraim, and there i See
continued with his disciples.
103. Christ healeth the sick; answereth the Pha-

risees concerning divorcement. M". 19.

And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judæa be

2 yond Jordan; and great multitudes followed Mk.10.1 him; and, as he was wont, he taught them M". 19. again; and he healed them there. 2, 3 The Pharisees also came unto him, 'tempting

him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man 4 to put away his wife for every cause? And he answered and said unto them, “Have ye not “ read, that he which made them at the begin- Gen.1.27. 5“ ning made them o male and female, and said,

For this cause shall a man leave father and "Gen.2.24. mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and

Eph. 5.31. 6“ e they twain shall be one flesh? wherefore 1 Cor.6.6.

& 7. 2. they are no more twain, but one flesh. What “ therefore God hath joined together, let not 7 man put asunder.” They say unto him, "Why Deut. 24.

did Moses then command to give a writing of 8 divorcement, and to put her away? He saith unto them, “ Moses because of the hardness of

your hearts suffered you to put away your “ wives: but from the beginning it was not so. 9“ e And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put 1 Cor. 7. away ,

his wife, except it be for fornication, and 10, 11.

trying. C. a male and a female. C.

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Of divorce and marriage.

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A. D. 33. “ shall marry another, committeth adultery: M". 19.

“ and whoso marrieth her which is put away

“ doth commit adultery." His disciples say unto 10 * Prov. 21. him, If the case of the man be so with his

wife, it is not good to marry. But he said unto 11 5 1 Cor. 7. them, “ 6 All men cannot receive this saying, 2, 7, 9, 17. “ save they to whom it is given. For there are 12

some eunuchs, which were so born from their

“ mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, h 1 Cor.7.

which were made eunuchs of men: and "there

“ be eunuchs, which have made themselves eu& 9. 5, 15.

“ nucls for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He
“ that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

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104. Christ receiveth little children.

M". 19.
THEN were there brought unto him little
children, that he should put his hands on them,
and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. But 14
Jesus said, “Suffer little children, and forbid
“ them not, to come unto me: for of such is
“ the kingdom of heaven. Verily I say unto Mk. 10.
“ you, Whosoever shall not receive the king- 15
“ dom of God as a little child, he shall not
“ enter therein.” And he took them up in his 16
arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed
them.
105. Christ instructeth the rich young man how

to attain eternal life. Parable of the labour-
ers in the vineyard.

Mk. 10.
And when he was gone forth into the way,

17 there came a certain ruler running, and kneeled

L.18.18 to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall

Mk. 10. I do that I may inherit eternal life? And Jesus

17, 18 said unto him, “ Why callest thou me good ? there is none good but one, that is, God. But M". 19. “ if thou wilt enter into life, keep the com- 17

“ mandments.” He saith unto him, Which ? 18 *Ex.20.13. Jesus said, “ a Thou shalt do no murder, Thou Deu. 5.17. « shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not

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