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Jerrs therefore said to him that was cur it is the Sabbath-day, it is not fawful fi thee to carry thy bed. 'He answer them; He that heald me, He said to m Take up thy bed and walk. Then as they him, what man is that who fa to thee, Take up thy bed and wall And he that was heal d knew not who was: for, JESUS had withdrawn Hit self away from the maltitude who'w standing in the place. Afterwards JESI finds him in the Temple, and said to hii Behold thou art made whole ; fin more least a worse thing happen to the The man departed, and told the Jen that it was Jesus who had made hi whole. Resp. Behold

HS, O Lord, in this site of misery, and no hope lefi'us but in 1 Mercy : bere we muft lye kept don with our sins, unless-tby clemency to pity on us. * Enlighten, O Lord, blindness of our understandings, aj straighten the crookedness of ozer wil and beal all the infirmities of our wed nature. O, do Ihou thorowly cure a that we fin no more, but iwimediate take up our hearts, which too long ba

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deav'd to this earth, and bear them after Thee, to walk froin henceforth the ways of Ihy Commandments. lighten

Lefon 67. The Jerrs therefore persecuted JESUS because He did these things on the Sabbath. But JESUS answered them, My Father works hitherto, and I work. Thereupon the Jews sought the more to kill Him ; because He not only had broken the Sabbath, but said also that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God. Then answered JESUS md laid, verily, verily, I say to you, The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father doing: fo“,what things foever He does, there also does the Son likewise. For, the Father loves the Son, and shews Him all things that Himself does: and He will shew Him greater works then there, that you may marvail. For, as the Father raises up the dead, and quickens them, even so the Son quickens whom He will. For, the Father judges none, but has committed all judgment to the Son: that all kould honour the Son, even as they ho

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nour the Father. He that honours D the Son honours not the Father whose Him. Verily verily I say to you, I that hears My word, and believes Him that sent Me, has everlasting Li and shall not come into condenination but is passed from death to life. Veril verily, I say to you, the hour comesa now is, when the dead shall hear voice of the Son of God; and they th hear fhall live. For, as the Father h life in Himself, so has He given tot Son to have life in Himself: and h given Him authority to execute jude ment also, because He is the sono Man. Marvail not at this; for the bor is coming when all that are in the grav shall hear His voice ; and shall Cor forth: they that have done Good, tot Resurrection of Life ; and they the have done Evil, to the Resurrection Damnation. I cannot of My felf any thing; as I hear I judge : and M judgment is juft; because I seek not M own Will, but the will of the Fathel who sent Me. Resp. Lord, what pretences can Hypocri

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calumniate innocence! Thou bealeft their Diseases, and they persécute Thee as a Sabbath-breaker ; Thou teachest them Thy Heavenly Mysteries, and they seek to kill Thee as a Blafphemer. * Pardon MS, O JESV! and by Thy Grace difpose our bearts firmly to believe Thy sublime Truths, and humbly imitate Thy

anwestyed patience. Thou art the Eter1 nal Son of God, and Heaven and Eartb

were made by Thy Power: Thou art tbe infalible fudge of the World; and Life and Death depend on Thy Sentence.

Leßon 68. If I bear witness of My felf, My witnes is not true; there is another that gives testimony of Me; and I know the teftimony He gives of Me is true. You mt to fobn, and he bare witness to the truth: But, I receive not testimony from man; but these things I say that you may be saved. He was a burning and Ihining light; and you were willing for a season to rejoyce in His Light. But,

greater witness then that of John: for, the works which My Father has giren Me to finish, the very works I do,

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bear wituels of Me, that the Father se Me. And, the Father Himself whose Me has born witness of Me. You ha neither heard His Voice at any tiine, a feen His shape : And you have not ! Word abiding in you ; for whom Heh sent, Hiin you believe not. Scarch Scriptures; for, in them you think have Eternal Life ; and the same arech which teftifie of Me: And you will o come to Me, that you may have Li I receive not honour from Men: But, know you, that you have not the lo of God in you. I am come in Myfa thers Name, and you receive the noti another shall come in his own name,

hi you will receive. How can you belier who receive honour one of another; 10 the honour which is of God only yo seek not? Do not think I will accuse yo to the Father: there is one that accus you; Mofes, in whom you trust. Fo had you believed Moses, you would hav believed Me: for, He wrote of Me. But if you believe not his Writings, how lhal you believe My words ? : Resp. All things bear witness to Thee, !

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