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46 But someof them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.

47 | Then 5gathered the Chief Priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, "What do we? for this man doeth


miracles. 48 If we let him thus alone, all men will oe lieve on him : and the Romans shall come and take

away both our place and nation. 49 And one of them, named "Caiaphas, being the High Priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,

50 Nor consider that it is 'expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.

51 And this spake he not of himself: out being High Priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation; 52 And "not for that nation only, "but that

perceive. Cr. Gen. 8 See on LUKE, xxii. 2.

h Acts, iv. 16: What shall we do to these men ? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it.

i John, xii. 19.
k See on LUKE, iii. 2.

1 John, xviii. 14: Now Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.

m İsa. xlix. 6: It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the

preserved of Israel : I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the ends of the earth. Rom. iii. 19: Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. 1 John, ii. 2: He is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

n John,x. 16,GAL. ii. 28: There is neither Jew nor Greek,for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. Eph. ii. 13, 14, &c: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who hath made

also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad,

•53 Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death.

54 Jesus therefore Pwalked no more openly among the Jews; but went thence unto a country near to the wilderness, into a city called ' Ephraim, and there continued with his disciples.

55 And the Jews' Passover was nigh at hạnd: and many went out of the country up to Jerusalem before the Passover, to purify themselves.

56 Then “sought they for Jesus, and spake among themselves, as they stood in the temple, What think ye, that he will not come 10 to the feast?

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both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us, &c.

• Ps. cix. 4,5: For my love they are my adversaries: but I give myself unto prayer. And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.

P John, iv. 1,3: When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, he left Judæa, and departed again into Ga. lilee.' do. vii. 1: Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.

9 2 Sam. xiii. 23: And it came to pass after two full years, that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baal-hazor, which is beside Ephraim: and Absalom invited all the king's sons. 2 CHR. xiii. 19: And Abijah pursued after Jeroboam, and took cities from hin, Ephraim with the towns thereof,

John, ii. 13: And the Jews' Passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. do. v. 1: After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. do. vi. 4: And the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.

s Ver. 8, JOHN, v. 16, 18: And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day. Therefore 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. do. vii. 11: Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he?

57 Now both the Chief Priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he were, he should show it, that they might take him.

CHAP. XII. 1 Jesus excuseth Mary anointing his feet: 9 the people flock to see

Lazarus: 10 the High Priests consult to kill him : 12 Christ rideth into Jerusalem : 20 Greeks desire to see Jesus: 23 he foretelleth his death: 37 the Jews are generally blinded : 42 yet many chief rulers believe, but do not confess him : 44 therefore Jesus calleth earnestly for confession of faith.

THEN Jesus six days before the Passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.

2 There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.

3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped' his feet with her hair : and the

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CHAP. XII. a JOHN, xi. 1, 43: Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

6 LUKE, X. 38–42: Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things : But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

€ MAT. xxvi. 6, &o: Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, &c. Mark, xiv.3,&c: And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head, &c. JOHN, xi. 2.

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pence, and given to the poor 6 This he said, not that he cared fo · poor; but because he was a d thief, and had and bare what was put therein.

7 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: ainst the day of my burying hath she kept this :3

8 For the 'poor always ye have with : vu; 5but me ye have not4 always.

9 Much people of the Jews therefc 'e knew that he was there: and they came not f ir Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Laza us also, bwhom he had raised from the dead.5

10 iq But the Chief Priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;

il "Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.

12 7 On the 'next day much people that were * purse. Wi. Ham, Rh. Pu. 3 that she may keep it for the day of my burial. Rh. Wh. 4 shall not have. Gen. Rh. 5 from death. Ma.

d See 2 Kings, v. 20-27.
e John, xiii. 29.
f See on Mat. xxvi. 11.

8 Ver. 35, JOHN, xiii. 33, do. xvi.5-7: But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I away,

the Comforter will not come unto you ; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. h John, xi. 43, 44.

Luke, xvi. 31: And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

Ver. 18, Joun, xi. 45. I MAT. xxi. 8: And a very great multitude spread their gar ments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees

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come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,

13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna:6 Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.

14 "And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written,

15 Fear not, daughter of Sion : behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.

16 These things Punderstood not his disciples at the first : but when Jesus was 'glorified, then "remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.

17 The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.?

18 For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle. pray save. Pu.

"testified for him. Pu. and strawed them in the way. Mark, xi. 8: Many spread their garments in the way, and others cut down branches of the trees, and strawed them in the way. Luke, xix. 35, 36 : They brought him to Jesus : and cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon. And as they went, they spread their clothes in the way.

m See on Mat. xxi. 8, 9.

n Mat. xxi. 7: And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.

• See on MAT. xxi. 5.

P LUKE, xviji. 34: And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.

9 John, vii. 39: The Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.

John, xiv. 26: 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.

• Ver. 11.


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