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CHA P. IV. CHA P. IV.

IANd Jesus being I THen was Jesus 12 And immediate- A full of the holy

1 led up of che ly the spiric driveth Ghost, returned from fpirit into the wilder- him into the wilder- Jordan, and was led

by the spirit into the 16 13 And he was there wilderness,

in the wilderness for- 2 Being forcy days

ty days to be rempred of rempred of Satan, tempted of the devil: the devil. 2 And when he had

hot and in those days fasted forty days, and

he did eat nothing ; forry nights, he was

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ended, he afterward red.

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departed from him for a season; Fesus remaining upon the Mountain among the wild Beasts: but the Angels of God brought him Food, and were ready to execute whatever he commanded them.

CH A P. IX. The Divine Wisdom by which all things were created, dwells in Jesus,

tho rejected by the Jews. The Teftimony of John concerning Jesus.

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JOHN.

C H A P. I. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made, that was made.

4. In him was life, and the life was the light of (men.

5 And the light shinech in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the light, that all men through him might believe.

8 He was not that light, buc was sent to bear witness of that light.

9 That was the true light, . which lighreth every man chat comech into the world. .

10 He was in the world, and . the world was made by him, and the world knew him noc.

ift in God before the Creation of the World, every portion of which was created with the greatest Reason; nor can any thing be produc'd that has been made with . out it. In this Reason alone, formerly resided the perfe& Knowledg of the way that leads to everlasting Life, which it was impossible for men to find out otherways than as enlighten'd by this knowledg, made in some measure partakers of it, and under the guidance of it, as it had been a most glorious Light preceding, and pointing out the way they were to follow. But this Light has since been brought; down to men, has shin'd among 'em many Years, and continues to direct the Ig. norant in the way to Life, tho most negled the use of it, and chose to wander on still in the darkness of their Ignorance.

Upon this account John was sent to the Jeros by God, to inform 'em who it was : in whom this-Light remain'd, and by a publick Testimony to induce 'em all to believe and rely upon it; for it was not John in whom this Light resided, nor was . it his Errand to make Men partakers of it, but only to procure Authority among : the Jews for him who was invested with it. So that in this Man only resides the Light which alone is worthy of this appellation in a most transcendent Sense, and which whoever follows, will be led by it to Life eternal. He who had this Light within him had been for a considerable time conversant among Men, who tho they. were at first created by that divine Reason that dwelt within him, yet were not a

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