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Lesson 144 When JESUS had finisht theft words, and the Jeres Feast of Tabernacles was at hand: His Brethren said to Him, Depart hence and go into Judea ; that Thy Disciples also may see the Works thou doft. For, no Man does any thing in secret, and seeks himself to be in publick. If Thou dost these things, shew Thy self to the World. (For, neither did His Brethren believe in Him.) Then JESUS said to them, My time is not yet come; but, your time is always ready. The World cannot hate you : but Me it hates; because I testifie of it, that the works thereof are evil. Go you up to this Feaft: I go not up yet ; for, My time is not yet accomplisht. When He had said these words to them, He tarry'd fill in Galilee. But, after His Brethren were gone up, then he also went out of Galilee up to the Feaft: Not openly, but as it were in secret. Resp. Not so, dear Lord! depart not

hence; but, go to them, without leaving us : Thou art the all-enlightning Sun, and canst iluminate both our Hemisphears at once, . *suffer not fo many


Nations to lie in darkness, but manifest Iby self to the whole world. Teach us, O Lord, the time to be wary and reserv'd, and the time to be free and confident : Teach us at all times to endeavour with our utmost the salvation of every one *0 fuffer not

Lesson 145. And, as He went to Jerusalem, He past through the midft of Samaria and Galilee. And, when He enter'd into a certain Village, there met him ten Men that were Lepers; who stood afar off, and lifted up their Voices, and said, JESuis, Master, have Mercy on us. Whom, afsoon as He saw, He said to them, Go shew your selves to the Priests. And it came to pass, as they went, they were cleans'd. . And one of them, when he saw. he was heald, turn'd back, and, with a loud Voice, glorified God; and fell down on his face at His feet, giving him thanks: And this was a Samaritane. And JESUS, answering said, Were there not ten cleansed ? but: where are the nine? There is not found any that returns to give Glory to God, save this Stranger. And He said to him,


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are, when our own Necessities press hard upon us! We go out to meet Thee, and humbly stand afar off before Thee, and lift ap our Voices aloud to Thee. *JESU, Master! have Mercy on us. lieveft our wants, and we forget to give Thee the Glory; Thou heap' up Thy Blessings on Íby Children, and stran gers to Thy Name are more thankful then


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Lesson 147 The feros, therefore, sought Him on the Feast-day, and said, where is He? And there was much murmuring among the people concerning Him: for, fome Taid, He is a good Man; others said , Nos but he deceives the people. Yet, no Man spake openly of Him, for fear of the Jews. Now, about the midst of the Feast, JESUS went up into the Temple, and taught. And the Jewys marvelled, saying, How knows this Man Letters,

never learned? JESUS answered them, My Do&rine is not mine, but His that sent Me. If any one will do His

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Will, he shall know of the Doctrine. whether it be from God, or whether I speak of My self. He that speaks of himfelf, seeks his own glory: but, He that seeks His Glory that sent Him, He is true, and injustice is not in Him. Did not Mofes give you the Law, and none of you keeps the Law? Why seek you to kill Me? The people answerel, Thou hast a Devil; who seeks to kill Thee? JESUS said to them, I have done one


all marvel. Moses, therefore, gave you Circumcision (not that it is of Moses, bụt of the Fathers) and you on the Sabbath Circumcise a Man, If a Man on the Sabbath receive Circumcision, that the Law of Moses be not broken , are you angry at Me because I have heal'da Man entirely on the Sabbath? Judge not according to the appearance, but judge juft Judgement. Resp. This is the way of the World: Of

the best of Men, even of God himself, Some say well, and some say ill; and all are afraid of the Great and Powerful, * O make us, Lord, first do Thy Will, that we may taft by experience the sweet. ness of Thy Truth'; and fo gain courage


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to profess it. Check Thou our Pafions that they disturb not our Fancies, nor binder Frec Reason from setling in our Minds: Take away all wilful prejudice, that we may yield to the Arguments of Others as ingeniously, as we would they Should yield to Ours. '* O make.

Leßon 147 Then said sorne of them of Jerusalem, Is not this He whom they seek to kill ? behold He speaks openly, and they say nothing to Hiar. Have the Princes known indeed that this is Christ, but this Man we know whence he is : But when the Christ comes, no Man knows whence Heis: Then JESUS cry'd aloud in the Temple, teaching them, saying You both know me, and whence I am you know : and I am not come of My self, but He that fent Meis True; whom you know not. I know Him because I am of Him, and He fent Me. They therefore fought to take Him: but no Man lay'd hands on Him, because His of the people believ'don Him; and said, When Christ comes, will Hé do more Miracles then this Man does? The Pha



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