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ch. 1. who thou art, that we may return an answer to
them who sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? 23 He answered, I am he whose voice proclaimeth Mat. 3; 3.
Mar. 1; 3. in the wilderness, ' “ Make straight the way of Lu. 3; 4 24 “ the Lord 30" as said the Prophet Isaiah. Now 1s. 40; 3. 25 they who were sent were of the Pharisees. And
they questioned him further, Why then dost thou
baptize, if thou be not the Messiah, nor Elijah, 26 nor the Prophet? John answered, I baptize in Mat. 3; 11.
Mar 1; 7. water, but there is one amongst you whom ve Lu. 3; 16. 27 know not. It is he who cometh after me, and 11; 16. &**
was before me, whose shoe-latchet I am not wor. 19; 4. 28 thy to loose. This happened at Bethany, upon
the Jordan, where John was baptizing. 29. On the morrow John seeth Jesus coming to him,
and saith, Behold the Lamb of God which taketh 30 away the sin of the world. This is he concern
ing whom I said, “ After me cometh a man who 31 “ is preferred to me; for he was before me.” As
for me, I knew him not; but to the end that he
may be discovered to Israel, I am come baptizing 32 in water. John testified further, saying, I saw Mat. 3; 16.
the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, Lu. 3; 22. 33 and remaining upon him. For my part, I should
not have known him, had not he who sent me to baptize in water told me, · Upon whomsoever *thou shalt see the Spirit descending and remain
‘ing, the same is he who baptizeth in the Holy 34 'Ghost.' Having therefore seen this, I testify that
he is the Son of God.
Mar 1; 10.
SECT. I. 35 The next day John being with two of his disci36 ples, observed Jesus passing, and said, Behold the 37 Lamb of God. The two disciples hearing this, 38 followed Jesus. And Jesus turning about saw them 39 following, and said to them, What seek ye? They
answered, Rabbi ( which signifieth Doctor), where 40 dwellest thou? He replied, Come, and see. They
went and saw where he dwelt; and it being about 41 the tenth hour 31, abode with him that day. One of
the two who, having heard John, followed Jesus, 42 was Andrew the brother of Simon Peter. The
first he met was his own brother Simon, to whom he said, We have found the Messiah 32 ( a name
equivalent to Christ"). And he brought him to 43 Jesus. Jesus looking upon him, said, Thou art
Simon, the son of Jona : thou shalt be called Ce
phas 34, which denoteth the same as Peter 35. 44 The next day Jesus resolved to go to Galilee, 45 and meeting Philip, said to him, Follow me. Now
Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and
46 Peter. Philip meeteth Nathanael, and saith unto Gen. 49; 10. him, We have found the person described by MoDeu. 18; 18. Jer. 23; 5. ses in the law, and by the Prophets, Jesus the son
47 of Joseph, from Nazareth. Nathanael saith unto
him, Out of Nazareth can any good thing come? 48 Philip answered, Come and see. Jesus saw Na
thanael coming to him, and said concerning him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile.
31 Four o'clock afternoon.
32 Anointed. 33 Anointed.
Ch. 2. 49 Nathanael said unto him, Whence knowest thou
me ? Jesus answered, I saw thee when thou wast 50 under the fig-tree, before Philip called thee. Na
thanael replying, said unto him, Rabbi, thou art 51 the Son of God: thou art the King of Israel. Je- sus answered him, saying, Because I told thee that
I saw thee under the fig-tree, thou believest: thou 52 shalt see greater things than this. He added, Ve.
rily verily I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the messengers of God ascending from the Son of Man, and descending to him.
THE ENTRANCE ON THE MINISTRY.
II. THREE days after, there was a marriage in
Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was 2 there. Jesus also and his disciples were invited to 3 the marriage. The wine falling short, the mother 4 of Jesus said to him, They have no wine. Jesus
answered, Woman, what hast thou to do with me? 5 My time is not yet come. His mother said to the 6 servants, Do whatever he shall bid you. Now
there were six water-pots of stone, containing two or three baths 36 a-piece, placed there for the Jew
36 A bath contained about 7 1-half gallons.
SECT. II. 7 ish rites of cleansing. Jesus said to them, Fill the 8 pots with water. And they filled them to the brim. 8 Then he said, Draw now, and carry to the direc9 tor of the feast. And they did so. When the di
rector of the feast had tasted the wine made of
water, not knowing whence it was (but the ser10 vants who drew the water knew), he said, address
ing the bridegroom, Every body presenteth the best wine first, and worse wine afterwards, when
the guests have drunk largely ; but thou hast re11 served the best until now. This first miracle Je
sus wrought in Cana of Galilee, displaying his
glory: and his disciples believed on him. 12 Afterwards he went to Capernaum, he and his
mother, and his brothers, and his disciples ; but they stayed not there many days.
13 AND the Jewish passover being nigh, Jesus 14 went to Jerusalem ; and finding changers sitting
in the temple, and people who sold cattle, and 15 sheep, and doves; he made a whip of cords, and
drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and
the cattle, scattering the coin of the changers, and 16 oversetting their tables ; and said to them who sold
doves, Take these things hence. Make not my
17 Father's house a house of traffic. Then his disPs. 69; 9. ciples remembered these words of Scripture, “My
". zeal for thy house consumeth me." 18 Hereupon the Jews said to him, By what mira
• cle dost thou shew us thy title to do these things? Mat. 26; 61. 19 Jesus answering, said unto them, Destroy this tem& 27; 40.
. ch. 3. 20 ple, and I will rear it again in three days.
in in three days.
Th. Mar. 14; 58, Jews replied, Forty and six years was this temple
in building; and thou wouldst rear it in three 21 days? But by the temple he meant his body. 22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his
disciples remembered that he had said this, and they understood the Scripture, and the word which
Jesus had spoken. 23 While he was at Jerusalem, during the feast of
the passover, many believed on him, when they saw 24 the miracles which he performed. But Jesus did
not trust himself to them, because he knew them 25 all. He needed not to receive from others a cha
racter of any man, for he knew what was in
III. NOW there was a Pharisee, called Nicode.
night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that thou
these miracles which thou dost, unless God be 3 with him. Jesus answering, said unto him, Verily
verily I say unto thee, unless a man be born 4 again, he cannot discern the reign of God. Nico
demus replied, How can a grown man be born ?
Can he enter his mother's womb anew, and be 5 born ? Jesus answered, Verily verily I say unto
thee, unless a man be born of water and Spirit, 6 he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which
is born of the flesh is flesh; that which is born of 7 the Spirit is spirit. Wonder not, then, that I said