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scending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
33 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 same is he, which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.
34 And I saw, and bare record, that this is the Son of God. 35
Again, the next day after, John stood, and two of his disciples;
36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!
37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.
38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (Which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou ?
39 He saith 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.f
40 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.
sias, which is, being interpreted, The Christ.g
41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Mes
42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona; thou shalt be called Cephas,h which is, by interpretation, Á stone.
43 The day following Je sus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.
44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him of whom Moses in the law and the prophets did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of Joseph.
46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!
48 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? 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 said unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the King of Israel.
50 Jesus answered, and said unto him, Because I said unto
g Christ and Messiah both mean
f Tenth hour, four o'clock, after- anointed.
b Cephas or Peter, means rock
Christ teacheth Nicodemus. Chap. iii. Of regeneration, &c.
ten, a The zeal of thine house
2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God; for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.
19 Jesus answered, and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.
20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?
21 But he spake of the temple of his body.
3 Jesus answered, and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth,a and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth; so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
9 Nicodemus answered, and said unto him, How can these things be?
10 Jesus answered, and said unto him, Art thou a master h of Israel, and knowest not these things?
11 Verily, verily I say unto thee, We speak that we do
a Listeth, pleaseth.
b Master, here means teacher.
God's love to the world. S. John. know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe if I tell you of heavenly things?
13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man, which is in heaven.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up;
15 That whosoever believ. eth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 ¶ For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned; but he that believeth not, is condemned already; because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
John's doctrine of Christ. deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his
23 And John also was baptizing in Enon, near to Salim, because there was much water there; and they came, and were baptized:
24 For John was not yet cast into prison.
25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying.
26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.
27 John answered, and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.
29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice. This my joy, therefore, is fulfilled.
30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
31 He that cometh from above is above all; he that is of
34 For he whom God hath sent, speaketh the words of God; for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.
35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand.
36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life; and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. CHAP. IV.
1 Christ talketh with a woman of Samaria, and revealeth himself unto her: 22 his disciples marvel. 31 Christ's zeal for God's glory. WHEN, therefore, the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made & baptized more disciples than John,
2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
3 He left Judea, and departed again into Galilee.
4 And he must needs go through Samaria.
5 Then cometh he to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar,a near to the parcel of ground, that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
6 Now Jacob's well was Sychar. In the Old Test. Shechem.
woman of Samaria,
there. Jesus, therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well; and it was about the sixth hour.b
There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus saith unto her, give me to drink.
8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.c
10 Jesus answered, and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who is it that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
11 The woman saith 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
b Sixth hour, twelve o'clock, noon. c The Jews have no dealings, &c. An inveterate enmity had long subsisted between the Jews and Samaritans. Among the numerous causes, which produced it, the principal were the opposition of the Samaritans to rebuilding the Jewish temple after the Babylonish captivity, the erection of a temple for themselves on mount Gerizim, and their ill treatment of those, who passed through Samaria to worship at Jerusalem,