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on ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours (ji).

39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him, for the saying of the woman, which testified,

40 He told me all that ever I did. So when the Samaritans were come unto him, they besought him that he would tarry with them: and he abode there two

41 days. And many more believed, because of his own 4.2 word: And said unto the.woman, Now we believe,

not because of thy saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.

43 Now after -two days he departed thence, and went

44 into Galilee (q): For Jesus himself testified, that a pro

45 phet had no honour in his own country (r). Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galileans received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the seast: for they also went unto the

46 seast.. So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine.

47 And there was a certain noblemah, whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his Ton: for he was at the point of death.

48 Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs

49 and wonders, ye will not believe. The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my

50 child die. Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.

{p) The common proverb, OneJtweth and another reapeth, is verified in your cafe; for you are sent into the field to reap, where you have not had the labour of preparing the ground, or sowing the seed.

(f) That is,"he went to Galilee, but not to Nazareth, where his own relations lived, (r) See Matt. xiii. 57,

- 51 And 51 And as he was now going down, his servants met

52 him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth- Then enquired he of them the hour, when he began to amend: and they said unto him, Yesterday at the

53 seventh hour the sever lest him. So the sather knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy sonliveth; and himself believed, and"

54 his whole house. This is again the second miraclethat Jesus did, when he was come out of Judea into Galilee.


1 AFTER this there was a seast of the Jews, and

2 Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is at Jerusalem by the fheep-ntarfot a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue, Bethesda {a), having five (£)

3 porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of

4 the water. For an angel (<:) went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in, was made whole of whatsoever disease he

5 had. And a certain man was there, which had an

6 infirmity thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that cafe, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made

7 whole? The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another

(i) About one o'clock afternoon.'
(a) Bethesda is the house of mercy.
(li) Five separate divisions for the sick.

(c) Not that an angel visibly descended from heaven, but the miraculous virtue of the water was ascribed (according to the Jewish .way of speaking) to the power of some angel, who was employed by God for that purpose.

8 step8 steppeth down before me. Jesus saith unto him,

9 Rise, take up thy bed and walk. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.

10 The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath-day: it is not lawful for thee to

11 carry thy bed. He answered them, He that mado me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed,

12 and walk \d). Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed and

I ^ walk? And he that was healed, wist(f) not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multi

14 tude being in that place. Afterwards Jesus findet'.i him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worst thing

15 come unto thee. The man departed, and told the Jews, that it was Jesus which had made him whole.

16 And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to stay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath-day.

17 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hi

18 thcrto, and I work (f). Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him,, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also, that God was his Father,.

19 making himself equal with God. Then answered Jesus, and said unto them, Verily, verily I say unto you, the Son can do-nothing of himself (j),but what he

(d) He to whom God had given power to work a miraculous cure upon me, would not have ordered me to- carry my bed, if it were sinful.

(f) Wisf not, did not know. Luk: ii. 49.

( /") Though the sabbath was by God's own appointment, yet hii providence never ceaseth on that day, as well as at other times, to work in preserving and governing the world, and doing good to his creatures; and it is by his authority aud command,, that L likewise go about doing good on the sabbath-day, "as well as at other times.

j>5 The Son cannot act on a separate interest from the Father; so tar from it, that whatever is done by the Son is by authority from, the Father, aud tends to promote his glory, VerJ'c^Q.

sceth seeth the Father do: for what things soever he do20 eth, these also doeth the Son likewise. For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works H than these, that ye may marvel. For as the Father i' raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them: even so

22 the Son quickeneth whom he will. For the Father judgeth no man; but hath committed all judgment

23 unto the Son: That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that horioureth not the Son, honoureth not the Father which hath

24 sent him. Verily, verily I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting lise, and shall not come into condem

25 nation; but is passed from death unto lise. Verily, verily I say unto you, The hour (h) is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the

26 Son of God: and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath lise in himself; so hath he given to

27 the Soii to have lise in himself; And hath given, him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the

28 Son of man (iJ. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves (k)

29 shall hear his voice, And shall come forth, they that have done good, unto the resurrection of lise; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of

30 damnation. I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I

(h) The time is near, or rather is come already, when they who are dead in a moral sense, viz. in trespasses and fins, shall hearken to the precepts of the Gospel, and by repentance secure to themselves everlasting, life.

(«) Because, being the Son os God', he condescended to become the Son of man.

(k) Our blessed Saviour here speaks of those that were naturally dead, whom he is to call forth from their graves at the day of judgment. Perhaps this may relate likewise to thole who were relioied to lise by our blessed Lord, viz. Lazarus, &c.

seek seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me (/).

31 If I bear witness (7/2) of myself, my witness is nottrue.

32 There is another that beareth witness of me, and' I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me,

33 is true. Ye sens unto John, and he bare witness unto 34. the truth. But I receive not testimony from man:

35 but these things I say that ye might be saved. He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish,, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that

3.7 the Father hath sent me. And the Father himself which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, inor. seen.

38 his shape. And ye have not his word abiding in you:. for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not («).

30 Search the scriptures, for in them; ye think ye have eternal lise, and they are they which testisy of me.

40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have lise.

41 I receive not honour from men. But I know (0) you,.

42 that ye have not the love of God in you. I am come

43 in my Father's name (p), and ye receive me not: if


(/) Think not however that my judgment win be partial and arbitrary. It will on the contrary be most just and righteous, such as will prove that I have no other end in view, but to advance the glory and perform the will of God.

(m) If I produced no other evidence than my bare word, I could not expect it to be received: but I can appeal to the holy Spirit of .God in the miracles I wrought, that I am come from God. P'erfe^Q. Chap. viii. 18.

(b) When ye hear his not attend to it, so as to retain it in your hearts; and you reject him who is sent to deliver ft to you.

(o) Others you. may deceive by your pretended piety: but me you cannot, for I know you.

(p) With authority from my Father, as my works thew. Others. will come, who can give no such proof of their commission, and you ; will.

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