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Christ's repeated charge to Peter.
J. 21. an hundred and fifty and three
and for all A. D. 33.
there were so many, yet was not the net broken. 12 Jesus saith unto them, "Come and dine." And "Acts 10. none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art 13 thou? knowing that it was the Lord. Jesus
then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, 14 and fish likewise. This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after 15 that he was risen from the dead. So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter,
Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more "than these?" He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto 16 him, "Feed my lambs." He saith to him again the second time, "Simon, son of Jonas, lovest "thou me?" He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto Acts 20. 17 him, "Feed my sheep." He saith unto him Heb.13.20. the third time, "Simon, son of Jonas, lovest 1Pet. 2.25. "thou me?" Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto 18 him, "Feed my sheep. Verily, verily, I say & Acts 12. " unto thee, When thou wast young, thou gird- 3, 4 "edst thyself, and walkedst whither thou would"est: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt "stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird
& 5. 2, 4.
thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest 19" not." This spake he, signifying by what death 2 Pet. 1. he should glorify God. And when he had spoken 20 this, he saith unto him, "Follow me." Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is 21 he that betrayeth thee? Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? & 11. 26. 22 Jesus saith unto him, "If I will that he tarry Rev. 2.25. "ftill I come, what is that to thee? follow thou & 22.7,20.
f1 Cor. 4.5.
Christ promiseth the Holy Ghost,
A. D. 33. "me." Then went this saying abroad among J. 21. the brethren, that that disciple should not die: 23 yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? This is the disciple which testi- 24 fieth of these things, and wrote these things:
*3 John and we know that his testimony is true.
a Acts 16.
14. b Ps. 22.
Is. 50. 6. & 53. 2, &c.
152. His charge and promise to his disciples.
AND he said unto them, "These are the L. 24. "words which I spake unto you, while I was 44 yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, Acts 17.3. which were written in the law of Moses, and "in the prophets, and in the psalms, concern1 John 2. "ing me." Then opened he their understand- 45 Gen.12.3. ing, that they might understand the scriptures, Ps. 22. 27, and said unto them, "Thus it is written, and 46 Jer. 31.34. thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise "from the dead the third day: and that re- 47 Mal. 1. 11. "pentance and remission of sins should be 22. & 2.32" preached in his name among all nations, be
Hos. 2. 23.
e Acts 1.8,
Col. 1. 23. 8Acts 2.42.
Is. 52. 10. "ginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses 48 Acts 2.38, "of these things. Go ye therefore, and 2 teach M. 28. Ro. 10.18." all nations, baptizing them in the name of 19 "the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy h 2. Acts 2" Ghost: teaching them to observe all things 20 30, 31, 32" whatsoever I have commanded you. h He Mk. 16. 1 Pet.3.21. "that believeth and is baptized shall be saved ; 16 but he that believeth not shall be damned.
38. & 16.
Joel 2. 28.
And, behold, I send the promise of my Fa- L. 24.49 & 2.1, &c.«ther upon you: and these signs shall follow M*. 16. 16. & 8.7. " them that believe; In my name shall they 17
& 16. 18.
& 19. 12. "cast out devils; 'they shall speak with new
tongues; they shall take up serpents; and 18
sick, and they shall recover. But tarry ye L. 24.49 in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued
17. & 28.8. " with power from on high. And, lo, I am
convert. C. proselyte. D.
and ascendeth into heaven.
M". 28. " with you alway, even unto the end of the A. D. 33.
153. The ascension of Christ.
So then after the Lord had spoken unto a Acts 1. them, he led them out as far as to Bethany, Acts 1.12. 2, 3. and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, 2 Kings Mk. 16. he was received up into heaven, and sat on Acts 1. 9. 19 the right hand of God.
Eph. 4. 8. d Ps. 110.1. Acts 7.55.
& 5. 42.
And they worshipped him, and returned to 53 Jerusalem with great joy: and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. And they went forth, and preached every 20 where, the Lord working with them, and con- Acts 5.12. firming the word with signs following.
& 14. 3.
And many other signs truly did Jesus in the 5. Heb. 2. presence of his disciples, which are not written J. 21. 25 in this book, the which, if they should be writ
ten every one, I suppose that even the world & Amos 7. itself could not contain the books that should J. 20. 31 be written. But these are written, that ye
might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son
of God; and that believing ye might have life "1 Pet.1.9. through his name. Amen.