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Christ is tempted of the devil.




L. 4. him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself A. D. 30. 10 down from hence: for it is written, He shall ©Ps.91.11. give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee: 11 and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. 12 And Jesus answering said unto him, "It is & Deut. 6. "said, Thou shalt not 'tempt the Lord thy God." And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms 6 of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is deli- Rev. 13. vered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I 7 give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all 8 shall be thine. And Jesus answered and said unto him, "Get thee behind me, Satan: for fit Deut. 6. " is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.”





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And when the devil had ended all the tempM". 4. tation, he departed from him for a season. And, Heb.4.15. 11 behold, angels came and ministered unto him. "Heb.1.14


18. The testimony of John the Baptist to Jesus.

J. 1.
AND this is the record of John, when the
19 Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem


20 to ask him, Who art thou? And he confessed, Acts 13. and denied not; but confessed, I am not the

21 Christ. And they asked him, What then? Art







thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou Mal. 4. 5. 22 that prophet? And he answered, No. Then Deut. 18. said they unto him, Who art thou? that we 15, 18. may give an answer to them that sent us. What 23 sayest thou of thyself? He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias. Is. 40.3. 24 And they which were sent were of the Phari25 sees. And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that 26 Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet? John 2 make trial of. C.


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John's testimony of Christ.

A. D. 30. answered them, saying, I baptize with water: J. 1.
MaL 3.1. but there standeth one among you, whom ye
Acts 19.4. know not; the it is, who coming after me is 27

preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose. These things were done 28 Judg. 7. 8 in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.


Is. 53. 7.

Acts 8.32.


The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto 29 Ex. 123. him, and saith, Behold "the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. This is he of 30 1 Pet. 1.19. whom I said, After me cometh a man which is Rev. 5. 6, preferred before me: for he was before me. i Is. 53. 11. And I knew him not: but that he should be 31 1 Cor.15.3. k made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come Gal. 1. 4. Heb. 1. 3. baptizing with water. And John bare record, 32 & 9. 28. saying, I saw the Spirit descending from hea1Pet. 2.24. ven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And 33 I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and *Mal 3.1. remaining on him, 'the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and 34 & 10. 44. bare record that this is the Son of God.

& 2.17.

& 3. 18.

1 John 2.2.
& 3. 5.
& 4.10.

Rev. 1. 5.

1 Acts 1.5.

& 2.4.

& 19. 6.

Again the next day after John stood, and 35 two of his disciples; and looking upon Jesus as 36 he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! And the two disciples heard him speak, and 37 they followed Jesus. Then Jesus turned, and 38 saw them following, and saith unto them, "What "seek ye?" They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou? He saith unto them, "Come and 39 see." They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour. One of the two which heard John 40 speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. He first findeth his own bro- 41 ther Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. And he brought him to Jesus. And 42


The calling of Andrew, Peter, &c.


J. 1. when Jesus beheld him, he said, "Thou art A. D. 30.


"Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be
"called Cephas," which is by interpretation, A



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& 53.2.

& 9.9.

Ps. 32. 2.

The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, 44" Follow me." Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the 45 city of Andrew and Peter. Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom m Moses in the law, and the m Gen. 3. prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son 10. Deut. 46 of Joseph. And Nathanael said unto him, Can 18.18. there any good thing come out of Nazareth? & 7.14. 47 Philip saith unto him, Come and see. Jesus & 9. 6. saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Mic. 5.2. "Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no Zech. 6.12. 48"guile!" Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said & 73.1. Rom. 2.28, unto him, "Before that Philip called thee, when "thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee." 49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King 50 of Israel. Jesus answered and said unto him, "Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under "the fig tree, believest thou? thou shalt see 51" greater things than these." And he saith unto him, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, 'Hereafter ? Gen. 28. "ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of "God ascending and descending upon the Son "of man."

29. & 9.6.


Acts 1.10.

A. D. 30.

a See Josh. 19.



& 19.22.


19. The marriage-feast at Cana in Galilee.


J. 2. 1

AND the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there and both Jesus was called, and his dis- 2 ciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted 3 wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, "Woman, 4 b So 2 Sa. b 2 what have I to do with thee? mine hour is "not yet come." His mother saith unto the 5 servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. And there were set there six waterpots of stone, 6 after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus 7 saith unto them, "Fill the waterpots with water." And they filled them up to the brim. And he 8 saith unto them, "Draw out now, and bear unto "the governor of the feast." And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the 9 water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, and saith unto him, Every man at 10 the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse but thou hast kept the good wine until now. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in 11 Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

After this he went down to Capernaum, he, 12 and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples and they continued there not many days.

2 what hast thou to do with me? D. C. 3 measures. D.



J. 2.



20. Christ goes to Jerusalem at the first passover,
and drives the traders out of the temple.


Deut. 16.

1, 16.

AND the Jews' passover was at hand, and A.D. 30. Jesus went up to Jerusalem, and found in the aEx.12.14. temple those that sold oxen and sheep and 15 doves, and the changers of money sitting: and when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' 16 money, and overthrew the tables; and said unto them that sold doves, "Take these things hence; "make not my Father's house an house of merM". 21. "chandise. It is written, My house shall be 13" called the house of prayer; c but have made Jer. 7.11. ye J. 2." it a den of thieves." And his disciples remem17 bered that it was written, The zeal of thine & Ps. 69.9. house hath eaten me up.


18 Then answered the Jews and said unto him,
What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that
19 thou doest these things? Jesus answered and

said unto them, "Destroy this temple, and in
20" three days I will raise it up." Then said the




Is. 56.7.

So 1 Cor.

Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? 21, 22 But he spake of the temple of his body. When Col. 2. 9. therefore he was risen from the dead, his dis- Heb. 8.2. ciples remembered that he had said this unto 3.16. them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said. 23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did.

& 6. 19.

2 Cor. 6.16,

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