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SECT. 13. him, Rabbi, this woman was surprised in the act of Lev. 20; 10. 5 adultery. Now Moses hath commanded in the law
that such should be stoned; but what savest thou? 6 They said this to try him, that they might have
matter for accusing him. But Jesus having stooped
down was writing with his finger upon the ground.
7 As they continued asking him, he raised himself Deut. 17; 7. and said to them, Let him who is sinless amongst
8 you, throw the first stone at her. Again having 9 stooped down, he wrote upon the ground. They
hearing that, withdrew one after another, the eld
est first, till Jesus was left alone with the woman 10 standing in the middle. Jesus raising himself, and
seeing none but the woman, said to her, Woman, 11 where are those thine accusers ? Hath nobody pas
sed sentence on thee? She answered, Nobody, Sir. Jesus said unto her, Neither do I pass sentence on thee. Go and sin no more.]
ch. 1; 4. & 9; 5.
12 AGAIN Jesus addressed the people, saying, I
am the light of the world: he who followeth me
shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light · 13 of life. The pharisees, therefore, retorted, Thou
testifiest concerning thyself, thy testimony is not 14 to be regarded. Jesus answered, Though I testify
concerning myself, my testimony ought to be re
garded; because I know whence I came, and 15 whither I go. As for you, ye know not whence I
come, and whither I go. Ye judge from passion, I 16 judge nobody: and if I do, my judgment ought to
be regarded; for I am not single, but concur with
CH. 8. 17 the Father who sent me. It is a maxim in your Deut. 17; 6.
& 19; 15. law, that the concurrent testimony of two is cre18 dible. Now I am one who testify concerning my
self; the Father that sent me is another who testi19 fieth of me. Then they asked him, Where is thy
Father ? Jesus answered, Ye know neither me,
nor my Father: if ye knew me, ye would know 20 my Father also. These things Jesus spake in the
treasury, as he taught in the temple, and nobody
seized him, his hour not being yet come. 21 Again Jesus said to them, I am going away ; ye
will seek me, and shall die in your sin; whither I 22 go, ye cannot come. Then said the Jews, Will he
kill himself, that he saith, “Whither I go, ye 23 “ cannot come ?” He said to them, Ye are from
beneath; I am from above. Ye are of this world;
I am not of this world; therefore I said, Ye shall 24 die in your sins ; for if ye believe not that I am he, 25 ye shall die in your sins. They, therefore, asked
him, Who art thou ? Jesus answered, The same 26 that I told you formerly. I have many things to
say of you, and to reprove in you : but he who
sent me is worthy of belief; and I do but publish 27 to the world what I have learnt from him. They 28 did not perceive that he meant the Father. Jesus,
therefore, said to them, When ye shall have raised
thing which the Father hath not taught me. And 29 he who sent me is with me. The Father hath not
left me alone, because I always do what pleaseth
SECT. VI. 30 him. While le spake thus, many believed on him. 31 Jesus, therefore, said to those Jews who believed
him, If ye persist in my doctrine, ye are my disci. 32 ples indeed. And ye shall know the truth; and
the truth shall make you free. 33 Some made answer, We are Abraham's off34 spring, and were never enslaved to any man. How
sayest thou, “Ye shall be made free ? Jesus reRo. 6; ' 6. plied, Verily verily I say unto you, whosoever com2 Pet. 2, 19.
· 35 mitteth sin is a slave to sin. Now the slave abid
eth not in the family perpetually ; the son abideth 36 perpetually. If, therefore, the Son make you free, 37 ye will be free indeed. I know that ye are Abra
ham's offspring, yet ye seek to kill me, because 38 my doctrine hath no place in you. I speak what I
have seen with my Father; and ye do what ye have 39 learnt from your father. They answered, Abra
ham is our father. Jesus replied, If ye were Abra.
ham's children, ye would act as Abraham acted. 40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man who have told you
the truth which I received from God. Abraham 41 acted not thus. Ye do the deeds of your father.
They answered, We were not born of fornication. 42 We have one Father, even God. Jesus replied,
If God were your Father, ye would love me ; for
I proceeded, and am come from God. I came
43 not of myself. He sent me. Why do ye not un1 Jo. 3; 8. derstand my language? It is because ye cannot bear
44 my doctrine. The devil is your father, and the de
sires of your father ye will gratify: he was a manslayer from the beginning: he swerved from the
ch. 8.' truth, because there is no veracity in him. When
he telleth a lie, he speaketh suitably to his charac45 ter; for he is a liar, and the father of lying. As
for me, because I speak the truth, ye do not believe 46 me. Which of you convicteth me of falsehood ?
And if I speak truth, why do ye not believe me? 47 He who is of God regardeth God's words. Ye 1 Jo. 4; 6.
regard them not, because ye are not of God. 48 The Jews then answered, Have we not reason
to say, Thou art a Samaritan, and hast a demon ? 49 Jesus replied, I have not a demon ; but I honour 50 my Father, and ye dishonour me. As for me, I
seek not to promote my own glory; another seek51 eth it who judgeth. Verily verily I say unto you,
Whoever keepeth my word, shall never see death. 52 The Jews then said to him, Now we are certain
that thou hast a demon: Abraham is dead, and
the prophets; yet thou sayest, “Whoever keepeth 53 (my word, shall never taste death. Art thou
greater than our father Abraham, who is dead ? ! The prophets also are dead, whom thinkest thou 54 thyself? Jesus answered, If I commend myself, my
commendation is nothing : it is my Father whom 55 ye call your God who commendeth me. Never.
theless ye know him not; but I know him ; and if
ly like you : but I know him, and keep his word. 56 Abraham your father longed to see my day, and 57 he saw and rejoiced. The Jews replied, Thou art
not yet fifty years old, and thou hast seen Abra-:, 58 ham? Jesus answered, Verily verily I say unto you,
SECT. VII. 59 Before Abraham was born, I am. Then they took
up stones to cast at him; but Jesus concealed him. self and went out of the temple, passing through the midst of them.
THE CURE OF THE MAN BORN BLIND.
IX. AS Jesus passed along, he saw a man who had 2 been born blind. And his disciples asked him, say.
ing, Rabbi, who sinned ; this man or his parents, 3 that he was born blind ? Jesus answered, Neither
this man nor his parents sinned. It was only that
the works of God might be displayed upon him. 4 I must do the work of him who sent me, while it
is day ; night cometh when no man can work. 5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the 6 world. Having said this; he spat upon the ground,
and with the clay which he made with the spittle,
anointed the blind man's eyes, and said to him, 7 Go wash thine eyes in the pool of Siloam ( which
signifieth Sent 46). He went therefore and washed them, and returned seeing.
ch. 1; 9.
46 In the Old Testament Shiloah and Siloah.