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CHA P. XVIII. The Paralytie cur'd at lerufalem
and consmanded to the Sabbath-day. The murmuring of the Jews hereupon, and the Speeches of Christ concerning himself and his Father ; and the Truth of his Doctrine confirm’d by the Testimonies of John and the Scriptures,
his Bed upon his shoulders, put him in mind of it, and that therefore it was not lawful for him to carry any Burden whatsoever from one place to another. But he replied, he had no fcruple upon him on this account, having been commanded to carry his bed from one of the Porches of the Sheep-pool, by him who had cur'd. him of the Palfy by a word's speaking, who he faid was without doubt a Prophet, and uncapable of commanding any thing unlawful, since God had perform'd fo remarkable a Miracle on his behalf.
Hereupon they ask'd with indignation, who it was that had set him upon this fervile Imployment on the Sabbath-day, and thereby made him tranfgress the Law? The fick man knew not Jesus by name, and therefore look'd round about to Shew him to 'em, but in vain ; for Jesus had withdrawn himself from the Crowd immediatly after he had perform'd the Cure. Some time afrer Jesus met him in the Temple, and admonish'd him, that since he had recover'd his Health by the favour of God, he ought now to think upon a Reformation of Manners, and seriously to set about it, left by his Ingratitude to God he should draw down much more grievous Punishments upon himself than those he had been lately deliver'd from. The man upon these words presently knew Jefus, and inquiring out
CHAP. V. 20 For che Facher lovech che Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doech : and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.
21 For as the Father raisech up the dead, and quickenech them : even so the Son quickenech whom he will.
22 For the Father judgeth no man; but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
23 That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not che Son, honoureth nor the Father which hath sent him.
24 Verily verily I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hach everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation ; but is passed from death unto life.