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♦en Hke a dove, and it abode upon him. •
3? And 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 remaining on him, the fame is he which baptizeth with the holy Ghost.
34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.
3 j Again the next day after, John stood and two of his disciples:
35 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, hesiith, Behold the Lamb of God.
«f a Dove, and for some time rest upon him: for I then recollected it had been reVeal'd unto me, when I was first sent to cleanse the Penitent with Water, that his Disciples in like manner should be purified, with the donation of the Holy Spirit, by him, on whom I should fee that Spirit descend •, which since I have seen resting on this man, I publickly testify unto you, that this is the Son of God.
The day after the lame John being with two of his Disciples, and seeing Jefut walking at a distance ^ Behold, lays he, the Lamb of God, of whom I told you yesterday.
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37 And the two disciples . heard him speak, and they
38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and faith unto them,. What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to fay, being interpreted,Master) where dwelleft thou?
39 He faith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour.
40 One of the two which, heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simoa Peters brother.
41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and faith unto him, We have found theMestias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.
Jesus first known to Andrew And Peter, two fishermen of Bethlaida. He calls Philips/ Bethsaida, who discovers him to Nathanael, with whom Jesus has discourse. The Marriage at Cana.. 1
'THE two Disciples that were with him, having heard this repeated Testimony ■*■ of John concerning Jesus, immediately followed aster Jefiu, who turning back, ask'd 'em the reason why they follow'd him. They replied, Master (a term by which the Jews are wont to solute men skill'd in their Law) we were desirous to inform our selves of the place of your Habitation. Jesus told 'em they might satisfy themselves if they would go along with him. Accordingly they accompanied him, the Sun being about two hours high, and continued with him till the Evening. One •f 'em was Andrew the Brother of Simon, who was afterwards call'd Peter.
He, having met his Brother who had heard nothing as yet concerning Jesus, teld him he had found the Mcfliab, aud acquainted him with what we have before related.
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42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when lesos beheld h m, he said, Thou art
• Simon the son of Jona: thou
(halt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, a stone.
43 The day following, Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and faith unto him, Follow me.
44 Now Philip was of Beth.' siida, the city of Andrew and
45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and faith unto him, We have found him of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets did write, Jesus of Na^ zarechjthe son of Joseph.
45 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip faith unto him, Come and see.
47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and faith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile..
Afterwards fie brought him to Jesus, who looking on him: Thou art, laid he,, call'd Simon the Son of Jona, but hereafter thou Ihak be call'd Cephas, that isr Peter, or a Stone, By which change of name he signified, to him. the change that should shortly be made in his present state of Life.
The dav following Jesus determin'd to go into Galilee; and meeting with Philip* a fellow Citizen of-.Andrew and Peter, ne commanded him to follow him, and become his Diftiple. Philip having prornis'd Obedience, not long after met with Nathanael, and told him he had teen the wisiYd for Messiah, concerning whom there was so much recorded by Moses and the other Prophets ', namely, Jesus of Nazareth the Son of Joseph, as he was call'd by those who were ignorant of his Divine Generation. But lays Nathanael, Can any thing extraordinary proceed from Nazareth? Philip bid Nathanael go along with him to Jesus, that he might be able to judg for himself.
Nathanael instantly complied with Philip, and at his approach to Jesus receiv'd ibfc commendation fronxhim, that he was a true Israelite, that is, one that worihip'd
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48 Nathanael faith unto * him, Whence knowest thou
tnc? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee when thou wast Under the fig-tree, I saw thee.
49 Nathanael answered and faith unto him, Rabbi, thoa art the Son of God, thou art the king of Israel.
jo Jesus answered and said , unto him, Because I said unto
thee, I law thee under the figtree, believest thou? thou , shalt see greater things than these. .' 51 And he faith unto him,
Verily, verily I say unto you, Hereafter you shall sec heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.
I A Nd the third day there f\. was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother trf Jesus was there.
2 And both Jesils was called, and his disciples to the marriagei
God in Sincerity and Truth. Nathanael then ask'd him, why, being a Stranger to him, he had such a good opinion of him. Jesus told him he saw him under the Figtree before he was call'd by Philip, by which he might perceive that Jesus was a Prophet, because he told him what it was impossible for any other to know. Hereupon he cried out that Philip was not mistaken when he stil'd him, the Son of God, or that King of Israel who had been so much expected by all the pious Inhabitants of Judea. But fays Jesus to him, Believest thou in me because I said I saw thee under the Fig-tree ? Thou (halt see much greater and more wonderful things than this: The heavenly Angels, God's own Ministers, shall descend from Heaven, and return thither, imploy'd as Messengers between God and me, tho I appear te thee as a mere man, and differ not from others in my outward Form.
The third day after, Jesus being come to Cana a Town of Galilee, was, together with his Mother Mary, and some of his Disciples, invited to a Wedding. The Wine
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3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus
0 siith unto him, They have no
4 Jesus faith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.
5 His mother faith unto the servants, Whatsoever he faith unto you, doit.
6 And there were set there six water-pots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.
7 Jesus faith unto them,FiIl the water-pots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.
8 And he faith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it,
9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and .knew nor
happening to fail, Mary who took notice of it, and had seen her Son perform Miracles which are not recorded, desired her Eon to supply the present deficiency by some Miracle, acquainting him that the Wine was spent. But Jesus replied, and told her, She had no need to put him in mind of whatever was fitting for him to perform ; besides, that the time was not yet come in which he was to work Miracles in publick, but notwithstanding that he was ready to comply with her Request in this particular. Mary therefore call'd the ServantSjand ordered 'em to go to Jesm^tad. do whatever he should bid 'em. Now there was in the house where this Marriage was celebrated, six Water-pots of Stone which were wont to be fill'd with Water, upon the account of the many washings among the Jews; each of which Pots contain'd two or three Cori, one whereof held above seven hundred and sixty Roman Pounds of Water, Le.about an English Firkin. Jesus ordered these Pots tobefill'd with Water, which the Servants immediately executed, filling them up to the brim. "Which being done, he commanded them to draw out some of the Liquor, and carry it to the master of the Feast; who tasting the Liquor they had brought him, not