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Andrew and

Chap. i.

Simon called. seending from heaven like a sias, which is, being interpretdove, and it abode


him. ed, The Christ.g 33 And I knew him not; 42 And he brought him to but he that sent me to baptize Jesus. And when Jesus bewith water, the same said unto held him he said, Thou art me, Upon whom thou shalt Simon the son of Jona; thou see the Spirit descending, and shalt be called Cephas,h which remaining on him, the same is is, by interpretation, A stone. be, which baptizeth with the 43 1 The day following JeHoly Ghost.

sus would

forth into Galilee, 34 And I saw, and bare re- and findeth Philip, and saith cord, that this is the Son of unto him, Follow me. God.

44 Now Philip was of Beth35 7 Again, the next day saida, the city of Andrew and after, John stood, and two of Peter. his disciples ;

45 Philip findeth Nathanael, 36 And looking upon Jesus and saith unto him, We have as he walked, he saith, Behold found him of whom Moses in the Lamb of God!

the law and the prophets did 37 And the two disciples write, Jesus of Nazareth, the heard him speak, and they Son of Joseph. followed Jesus.

46 And Nathanael said unto 38 Then Jesus turned, and him, Can there any good thing saw them following, and saith come out of Nazareth ? Philip anto them, What seek ye? saith unto him, Come and see. They said unto him, Rabbi, 47 Jesus saw Nathanael (Which is to say, being inter- coming to him, and saith of preted, Master,) where dwel- him, Behold an Israelite inlest thou ?

deed, in whom is no guile ! 39 He saith unto them, 48 Nathanael saith unto Come and see.

They came him, Whence knowest thou and saw where he dwelt, and me ? Jesus answered, and said abode with him that day; for unto him, Before that Philip it was about the tenth hour.f called thee, when thou wast

40 One of the two which under the fig-tree, I saw thee. heard John speak, and follow

49 Nathanael answered, and ed him, was Andrew, Simon said unto him, Rabbi, thou art Peter's brother.

the Son of God; thou art the 41 He first findeth his own King of Israel. brother Simon, and saith unto 50 Jesus answered, and said him, We have found the Mes- unto him, Because I said unto

Christ and Messiah both mean f Tenth bour, four o'clock, after anointed.

b Cephas or Peter, means rock.


Christ turns water to wine : S. John. he purgeth the temple. thee, I saw thee under the fig. 9 When the ruler of the tree, believest thou? thou shalt feast had tasted the water that see greater things than these. was made wine, and knew not

51 And he saith unto him, whence it was, (but the serVerily, verily, I say unto you, vants which drew the water Hereafter ye shall see heaven knew,) the governor of the open, and the angels of God feast called the bridegroom, ascending and descending upon 10 And saith unto him, the Son of man.

Every man at the beginning

doth set forth good wine ; and CHAP. II.

when men have well drunk, 1 Christ turneth water into then that which is worse ; but

wine, 12 departeth into Ca- thou hast kept the good wine pernaum and Jerusalem, 14 until now. and purgeth the temple. 11 This beginning of mira.

AND the third day there cles did Jesus in Cana of Galiwas a marriage in Cana of lee, and manifested forth his Galilee; and the mother of glory; and his disciples bea Jesus was there.

lieved on him. 2 And both Jesus was call- 12 | After this he went ed and his disciples to the mar- down to Capernaum, he, and riage.

his mother, and his brethren, 3 And when they wanted and his disciples; and they wine, the mother of Jesus saith continued there not many days. unto him, They have no wine. 13 ! And the Jews'

passo4 Jesus saith unto her, Wo- ver was at hand; and Jesus man, what have I to do with went up to Jerusalem, thee? mine hour is not yet

14 And found in the temple come.

those that sold oxen, and sheep, 5 His mother saith unto the and doves, and the changers of servants, Whatsoever he saith money, sitting : unto you, do it.

15 And, when he had made 6 Ånd there were set there

& scourge of small cords, he six water-pots of stone, after drove them all out of the temthe manner of the purifying of ple, and the sheep, and the oxthe Jews, containing two or en; and poured out the chanthree firkins apiece.

gers' money, and overthrew Jesus saith unto them, the tables; Fill the water-pots with wa- 16 And said unto them that

And they filled them up sold doves, Take these things to the brim.

hence; make not my

Father's 8 And he saith unto them, house an house of merchandise. Draw out now, and bear unto 17 And his disciples rethe

governor of the feast. And membered that it was write they bare it.

Christ teacheth Nicodemus. Chap. iii. Of regeneration, &c. ten, a The zeal of thine house 2 The same came to Jesus hath eaten me up.

by night, and said unto him, 18 | Then answered the Rabbi, we know that thou art Jews and said unto him, What a teacher come from God; for sign shewest thou unto us, see- no man can do these miraing that thou doest these cles that thou doest, except things?

God be with him. 19 Jesus answered, and 3 Jesus answered, and said said anto them, Destroy this unto him, Verily, verily, I say temple, and in three days I unto thee, Except a man be will raise it up:

born again he cannot see the 20 Then said the Jews, For- kingdom of God. ty and six years was this tem- 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, ple in building, and wilt thou How can a man be born when rear it up in three days ? he is old ? can he enter the

21 But he spake of the tem- second time into his mother's ple of his body.

womb, and be born ? 22 When, therefore, he was 5 Jesus answered, Verily, risen from the dead hi. disci

ily, I say unto thee, Except ples remembered, that he had a man be born of water and of said this unto them; and they the Spirit, he cannot enter inbelieved the scripture, and the to the kingdom of God. word which Jesus had said. 6 That which is born of the

23 Now, when he was in flesh is flesh; and that which Jerusalem at the passover, in is born of the Spirit is spirit. the feast-day, many believed in 7 Marvel not that I said unto his name, when they saw the thee, Ye must be born again. miracles which he did.

The wind bloweth where 24 But Jesus did not com- it listeth,a and thou hearest the mit himself unto them, because sound thereof, but canst not tell he knew all men ;

whence it cometh, and whither 25 And needed not that any it goeth; so is every one that should testify of man; for he is born of the Spirit. knew what was in man.

9 Nicodemus answered, and

said unto him, How can these CHAP. III.

things be? 1 Christ teacheth Nicodemus 10 Jesus answered, and said the necessity of regeneration. unto him, Art thou a masterh 18 Condemnation for unbe- of Israel, and knowest not lief.

these things? THERE was a man of the 11 Verily, verily I say unto Pharisees named Nicodemus, thee, We speak that we do a ruler of the Jews :

a Listeth, pleaseth. goo It was written in Ps. lxix. 9. 6 Master, here means teacher.


God's love to the world. S. John. John's doctrine of Christ, know, and testify that we have deeds may be made manifest, seen;


ye receive not our that they are wrought in God. witness.

22 After these things 12 If I have told you earth- came Jesus and his disciples ly things, and ye believe not, into the land of Judea ; and how shall ye believe if I tell there he tarried with them, you of heavenly things? and baptized.

13 And no man hath ascend. 23 | And John also was ed up to heaven, but he that baptizing in Enon, near to Sacame down from heaven, even lim, because there was much the Son of man, which is in water there; and they came, heaven.

and were baptized : 14 | And as Moses lifted 24 For John was not yet up the serpent in the wilder- cast into prison. ness, even so must the Son of 25 | Then there arose a man be lifted ap;

question between of 15 That whosoever believe John's disciples and the Jews eth in him should not perish, about purifying. but have eternal life.

26 And they came unto 16 | For God so loved the John, and said unto him, Rab. world, that he gave his only bi, he that was with thee bebegotten Son, that whosoever yond Jordan, to whom thou believeth in him should not per- barest witness, behold the ish, but have everlasting life. same baptizeth, and all men 17 For God sent not his

come to himn. Son into the world to condemn 27 John answered, and said, the world, but that the world A man can receive nothing, through him might be saved. except it be given him from

18 I He that believeth on heaven. him is not condemned; but he 28 Ye yourselves bear me that believeth not, is condemn- witness, that I said, I am not ed already; because he hath the Christ, but that I am sent not believed in the name of before him. the only begotten Son of God. 29 He that hath the bride

19 And this is the condem- is the bridegroom; but the nation, that light is come into friend of the bridegroom, the world, and men loved dark- which standeth and heareth ness rather than light, because him, rejoiceth greatly because their deeds were evil.

of the bridegroom's voice. 20 For every one that doeth This my joy, therefore, is fulevil hateth the light, neither filled. cometh to the light, lest his 30 He must increase, but I deeds should be reproved. must decrease.

21 But he that doeth truth 31 He that cometh from acometh to the light, that his bove is above all, he that is of

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Christ talketh with the Chap. iv. woman of Samaria, the earth is earthly, and speak- there. Jesus, therefore, being eth of the earth; he that com- wearied with his journey, sat eth from heaven is above all. thus on the well; and it was

32 And what he hath seen about the sixth hour.b and heard, that he testifieth; ng There cometh a woman and no man receiveth his tes- of Samaria to draw water. Je. timony.

sus saith unto her, give me to 33 He that hath received drink. his testimony, hath set to his 8 (For his disciples were seal that God is true.

gone away unto the city to buy 34 For he whom God hath meat.) sent, speaketh the words of

9 Then saith the woman God; for God giveth not the of Samaria unto him, How is Spirit by measure unto him. it that thou, being a Jew, ask

35 The Father loveth the est drink of me, which am a Son, and hath given all things woman of Samaria ? for the into his hand.

Jews have no dealings with 36 He that believeth on the the Samaritans.c Son hath everlasting life ; and 10 Jesus answered, and said he that believeth not the Son unto her, If thou knewest the shall not see life; but the wrath gift of God, and who is it that of God abideth on him. saith to thee, Give me to drink; CHAP. IV.

thou wouldest have asked of 1 Christ talketh with a woman him, and he would have given

of Samaria, and revealeth thee living water. himself unto her : 22 his dis- 11 The woman saith unto ciples marvel. 31 Christ's him, Sir, thou hast nothing to zeal for God's glory. draw with, and the well is

WHEN, therefore, the Lord deep; from whence then hast knew how the Pharisees had thou that living water ? heard that Jesus made & bap- 12 Art thou greater than tized more disciples than John, our father Jacob, which gave

2 (Though Jesus himself us the well, and drank thereof baptized not, but his disciples,) 3 He left Judea, and depart

6 Sixth hour, twelve o'clock, noon.

c The Jews have no dealings, &c. An ed again into Galilee. 4°And he must needs go between the Jews and Samaritans.

inveterate enmity had long subsisted through Samaria.

Among the numerous causes, which 5 Then cometh he to a city produced it, the principal were the of Samaria which is called opposition of the Samaritans Sychar,a near to the parcel of building the Jewish temple after the ground, that Jacob gave to his Babylonish captivity, the erection of son Joseph.

a temple for themselves on mount

Gerizim, and their ill treatment of 6 Now Jacob's well was

those, who passed through Samaria * Sychar, In the Old Test. Shechem. to worship at Jerusalem,


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