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MATTHEW.

MARK.

LUKE.

JOHN.

3 For Herod

CHA P. XIV. CH A P. VI. CHA P. III.

17 For Herod him. 19 But Herod the felf

Tetrarch, *
had laid hold on had sent forth 20 Added yet this
John, and bound him, and laid hold upon above all, that he shut
and put him in prison John, and bound him up John in prison.
for Herodias fake, his in prison for Herodias 19 * being re-
brother Philips wife. fake, his brother Phi- proved by him for He-

lips wife ; for he had rodias his brother Phi.
married her.

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Not long after, this holy Person being in that part of the Country which was ander the Government of Herod Tetrarch of Galilee, a man of a tyrannical Difpofition, was by him shut up undeservedly in the Prison of Macharus, for having had the Courage to reprimand him for the Marriage he had contracted contrary to the Law of Moses. For Herod had married Herodias the Wife of his Brother Philip, the Daughter of Ariftobulus Brother to them both, and during the Life of Philip which John, who did not spare his other Vices, plainly told him was contrary to the Law of Moses. Herodias being very much offended with John upon this account, fought all occasions to lay him, but hitherto in vain : Herod himself having a reverence for him, and being convinc'd of his Innocence. Moreover he frequently attended to his Discourses, and did many things according to his Admonitions; having respect to the Authority of the Man, Howbeit he would have gratified He

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rodias in this Affair, being of a tyrannical and cruel Disposition, had he not fear'd the Jepps who look d upon John as a Prophet.

CH A P. XIII. Jesus having heard of the consults of the Pharisees, and of John's be

ing imprisond, departs from Judea, and takes a Journey into Galilee, passing through Samaria. upon the Road he meets with a Woman of Samaria, confers with her near Sychar, all the Inhabitants of which Town believe in him.

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and wondring at his Petition, ask'd him how he being a few had been able to prevail with himself to ask Water of her who was a Samaritan; for the Jews do not expect any good Offices from the Samaritans, having no dealings with them. Fea sus told her, if she knew the Opportunity that was then offer'd her by God, and who it was that ask'd Water of her, he would rather petition him, and should receivė Living Water from him. The Woman not knowing what sort of Water he spoke to her of, Sir, said Me, the Well is deep, and you have no Veffel with you to draw Water ; how then (supposing I Thould ask you could you give this Living Water? Art thou greater and of more power than Jacob from whom we are descended, who dug this Well and gave it to the Posterity of Foseph,who drank of it himself, with all his Family and Cattel, there being no other Living Water in all the Country? Jefus answer'd her, He that drinks of this Well shall in a little time thirst

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