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38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled ? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself : "handle 13
for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
40 And when he had thus spoken, he showed them his hands and his feet.
41 And while they yet believed not "for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, "Have ye here
any meat ?14
42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
43 °And he took it, and did eat before them.
44 And he said unto them, pThese are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
45 Then 'opened he their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures,
14 any thing to be eaten. Rh.
13 feel. Pu.
I JOHN, XX. 20, 27 : He showed unto them his hands and his side. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. 1 John, i. 1: Which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life.
mGen. xlv. 26: Joseph is yet alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, for he believed them not.
John, xxi. 5, 10: Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No. Bring of the fish which ye have now caught.
• Acts, x. 41: Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before of God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead. p Ver. 6.
ba 9 Acts, xvi. 14: Whose heart [Lydia's] the Lord opened, that she attended to the things which were spoken of Paul.
46 And said unto them, "Thus it is written, and thus it behoved 15 °Christ to suffer, and to ‘rise from the dead 16 the third day :
47 And that "repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among "all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
15 it was expedient for. Pu. 16 from death. Cr. Ud. Ver. 26, Ps. xxii. Is A. liii. Acts, xvii. 3: The words under
26. s Isa. Ixiii. 3,5: I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me : for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. And I looked, and there was none to help; and Î wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me. Acts, iv. 12: Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
t1 Pet. i. 3: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. u See on Mat. iv. 17.
Dan. ix. 24 : Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, &c. Jer. xxxi. 34: I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. Acts, v. 31: Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. do. xiii. 38,46: Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you forgiveness of sins. Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles. Heb. viii. 12: I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
1 John, ii. 12: I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake.
w Gen. xii. 3: And in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. Ps.ii. 8: Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. do. xxii. 27: All the ends of the world shall
48 And ye are 'witnesses of these things. 49 | And, behold, I send the 'promise of my
remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. Isa. xlix. 6, 22: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth. Thus saith the LORD God, Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people : and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders. Hos. ii. 23: I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God. Joel, iii. 11: Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen. Mal. i. 11: From the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered to my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts. Gal. iii. 28: There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
* Isa.ii.3, Mic. iv. 2: Out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem. Acts, iii. 26 : Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.
John, xv. 27: Ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning. Acts, i. 8, 22: Ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.-Must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection. do. ii. 32: This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. do. iii. 15: Whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses. do. iv. 33: With great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection. do. v. 32: We are his witnesses of these things ; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him. do. x. 39: We are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem. do. xiii. 31: He was seen many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people. 1 Pet. v. 1: A witness of the sufferings of Christ. 2 Pet. i. 16: For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses of his majesty.
2 Isa. xliv. 3 : I will pour my Spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring. Jer. xxxi. 33 : This shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel ; After
Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye
be 'endued with power from on high.
50 | And he led them out as far 'as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them,
those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. Ezek. xxxvi. 26: A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you. Joel, ii. 28: And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. John, xiv. 16, 26: I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever. The Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all
things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. do. xv. 26: When the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me. do. xvi. 7, 13: Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go
not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak : and he will show you things to come. Acts, i. 4: Commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
do. ii. 1, &c. 33: When the day of Pentecost was fully come, &c. [Jesus] having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. Gal. iii. 14: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
* Acts, i. 8: Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you.
• Acts, i. 12: Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.
c 2 Kings, ii. 11: And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder, and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. MARK, xvi. 19: So then after the
he was parted from them, and carried
52 And they 'worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:
53 And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen. Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. JOHN, xx. 17 : Jesus saith unto her, [Mary] Touch me not: for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God. Acts, i. 9: When he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. Eph. iv. 8: Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. HEB. iv. 14 : Seeing then that we have a great High Priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
Mat. xxvii. 9, 17: They came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. When they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
e Acts, ii. 46, 47: They continuing daily with one accord in the temple-praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the Church daily such as should be saved. do. v. 42: And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
John the evangelist was a native of Bethsaida in Galilee, son of Zebedee and Salome; by profession a fisherman. It is believed that St. John was the youngest of the apostles. Our Saviour had a particular friendship for him; and John describes himself by the name of that disciple whom Jesus loved. John was one of the four apostles to whom our Lord delivered his predictions relative to the destruction of Jerusalem, and the approaching calamities of the Jewish nation (MARK, xiii. 3). Peter, and James, and John, were chosen to accompany our Saviour op several occasions when the other apostles were not