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had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias lake, his brother Philips wife.

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20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.

Not long after, this holy Person being in that part of the Country which was under the Government of Herod Tetrarch of Galilee, a man of a tyrannical Disposition, was by him shut up undeservedly in the Prison of Macharut, 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 Ariftobulu* Brother to them both, and during the Life of Philip ^ which John, who did not foare his other Vices, plainly told him was contrary to the Law of Moses. Herodias being verv much offended with John upon this account, sought all occasions to flay Him, "but hitherto in vain: Herod himself having a reverence for him, and being convine'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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Chap. xm.

Jesus having heard of the consults of the Pharisees, and of JohnV being imprisoned, departs from Judea, and takes a Journej into Galilee, p offing through Samaria. Vpon the Road he meets with a Woman of Samaria, confers with her near Sychar, all the Inhabitants of which Town believe in him.

ctESVS having spent some time in Judea in wasting the Penitents, who repair'd j to him from all parts in vast Multitudes, the report of it came to the Ph.trtfees-r' who understanding that many more came to hear him, and be walh'd by him than had done to John, they consulted how to crust) this new Sect which they saw took iterisein the very heart of Judea, and which they judg'd repugnant to their Authority : which Jesus understanding, tho he himself did not baptize but by the mi

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5 Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which

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the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

6 Now Jacobs well was there. Jesus therefore being wearied with hit journey, lat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.

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woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus faith unto her, Give me to drink.

8 For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat, t

nistry of his Disciples •, and being likewise inform'd that John was delivered up into Herodias's Power by Herod, he departed from Judea and retum'd into Galilee, not fearing Herod, since he could not pass for one of John's Diseiples.

Being on foot, and therefore oblig'd to pass through Samaria, about noon he .reach'd a Town call'd Sychar, formerly Sichem or Sichema, situated near to the Fields whroi Jacob heretofore gave to his Son Joseph. Hard by the Town there is a Well call'd Jacob's, at which Jeftti fat down and rested himself. It happen'd at the same time that a Woman of that Country came thither to draw Water, of •whom Jesus, requested some Water to drink, while his Disciples were absent who were gone into the Town to buy Bread. The Woman knowing him to be a Jew,

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o Then faith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou bci«g a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

10 Jesus answered and siid unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that faith to thee, Give me to drink j thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

11 The woman faith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?

12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattel?

1 3 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again.

and wondringat his Petition, ask'd him how he being a Jew 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, 3?stts 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, she would rather petition him, and should receive Living Water from him. The Woman not knowing what sort of Water he spoke to her of, Sir, said she, the Well is deep, and you have no Vessel with you to draw Water; how then (supposing I should ask you) could you'give this Living Water? Art thoiygreater and of more power than Jacob from whom we are delcended,who dug this Well and gave it to the Posterity of Josepb,\vho drank of it himsclf.with all his Family and Cattel,there being no other Living Water in all the Country? ^/wanswer'd her, He that drinks of this Well shall in a. little tmre thirst


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14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him, shall never thirst: but the water that I shall give him, shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

1 $ The woman faith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.

16 Jesus faith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.

17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:

18 For thou hast had five husbands, and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.

19 The woman faith unto • him, Sir, I perceive that thou

art a prophet.

20 Our fathers worshipped,
in this mountain; and ye fay,
that in Jerusalem is the place
where men ought to wor-

again, and be fore'd to have recourse unto it, but whosoever shall receive of me the
Living Water I mention'd, shall have a never-failing Spring within him, and never
more t>e thirsty.

The Woman therefore desir'd Jefiu to give her some of this Water, that she
might not be fore'd to come and quench her Thirst with the Water of the Well.
But Jesus bid her return into the Town and bring her Husband with her. She told
him she had no Husband. Then said Jesus, Tis true as you fay, you have no Hus-
band *, but you have had five, and he that now lives with you is not your Huf
band, not having been married according to the Law. The Woman ingenuously
own'd the thing , and wondring how Jejus who she saw was a perfect Stranger to
her, should yet be acquainted with this Secret, Sir, said she, I perceive that thou
art a Prophet by this answer, to whom God reveals things unknown to others} and
since thou art a Jey, tell me upon what grounds the Jews pretend that God must be
ikerifie'd to only at Jerusalem t the Primitive Patriarchs having sacrifie'd to him


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