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I unto you. Let not your Heart be TROUBLED, neither let it be AFRAID.

28. Ye have heard how I faid unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I faid, I go unto the Father: For my Father is greater than I. 29. And now I have told before it come to pafs, you that when it is come to pafs, ye might believe.

30. Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the Prince of this World cometh, and hath nothing in me.

31. But that the World may know that I love the Father; and as the Father me Commandment, gave even fo I do. Arife, let us go hence.

is stayed on thee: because he trust

eth in thee.

12. Lord, thou wilt ORDAIN PEACE for us: for thou alfo haft WROUGHT all our Works in us.

of our PEACE was upon him, and Chap. liii. 5. The Chastisement with his Stripes we are healed.

Zech. vi. 13. He shall be a Priet upon his THRONE, and the Coun

fel of PEACE (hall be between them

As x. 36. The WORD which
God fent unto the Children of If-
Chrift, he is Lord of all.
rael, preaching PEACE by Jefus

Rom. v. 1. Therefore being Jus-
TIFIED by FAITH, we have Peace
with God, through our Lord Jef

10. For if when we were Ene

mies, we were reconciled to God by the DEATH of his SON: much more being reconciled, we shall be

SAVED by his LIFE.

11. And not only so, but we also Joy in God, through our Lord Jereceived the ATONEMENT fus Chrift by whom we have now

2 Cor. v 18. All Things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himfelf by Ffus Chrifi, and hath given to us the Miniitry of RE


19. To wit, that GOD was in Chrift, reconciling the World unto himfelf, not IMPUTING their TRESPASSES unto them and hath commit. ted unto us the WORD of RECONCILIATION.

Ephef. ii. 13. But now in Chrift Jefus, ye who fometimes were afar off, are made NIGH by the BLOOD of Christ.

14. For he is our PEACE, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle Wall of Partition between us ;

15. Having abolifked in his FLESH the ENMITY, even the Law of Commandments, for to make in himself of twain, one new Man, fo making PEACE;

16. And that he might reconcile both unto God in one Body by the CROSS, having flain the ENMITY thereby:

17. And came and preached PEACE to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.

19. Now therefore ye are no more Strangers and Foreigners: bet fellow Citizens with the Saints, and of the HOUSHOLD of God.

Col. i. 20. And having made PEACE through the BLOOD of his Crofs, by him to reconcile all Things unto himself, by him, I fay, whether they be Things in Easth, or Things in Heaven.

21. And you that were fometime alienated, and Enemies in your MIND by wicked WORKS, yet now hath he reconciled,

22. In the Body of his FLESH, to prefent you holy and unblameable. and unreproveable in his Sight.


Phil. iv. 6. Be careful for nothing but in every thing by PRAYER and SUPPLICATION with THANKSGIVING, let your Requests be made known unto God.

7. And the PEACE of God which paffeth all Understanding, shall keep your Hearts and Minds through Christ Jesus.



1. The Confolation and mutual Love between CHRIST and bis Members, under the Parable of the Vine. 18. A Comfort in the Hatred and Perfecution of the World. 26. The Office of the HOLY GHOST, and of the Apostles.

Ver. 1. AM the true VINE, Cant. BY Night him whom and my Father is

the Husbandman.

2. Every Branch in me that beareth not FRUIT, he taketh away: and every Branch that beareth Fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more Fruit.

3. Now ye are clean thro' the Word which I have fpoken unto you.

4. Abide in me, and I in As the Branch cannot


bear Fruit of itself, except

it abide in the Vine: no more can ye, except ye abide in

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iii. I.. SOUGHT my Soul loveth: I SOUGHT him, but I found him not.

2. I will rife now, and go about the City in the Streets, and in the broad Ways I will feek him whom my SOUL LOVETH: I fought him, but I found him not.

4. It was but a little that I paffed from them, but I found him whom my Soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go.

(6) 2 Cor. iii. 5. Not that we

are fufficient of our felves to think any thing as of our felves: but our Sufficiency is of God.

Phil. iv. 13. I can do all Things

through Chrift which itrengthneth


Ephef. ii. 8. For by GRACE are ye faved, through FAITH; and that not of your felves, it is the Gift of God:

9. Not of Works, left any Man fhould boaft.

KINDNESS and LOVE of God our Titue iii. 4. But after that the SAVIOUR toward Man appeared,

5. Not by Works of Righteouf neis, which we have done, but according to his MERCY he faved us

by the washing of Regeneration, and renewing of the HOLY GHOST.

Cant. viii. 6. Set me as a Seal thine Arm: for Love is STRONG Rr

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7. If ye abide in me, and my Words abide in you, ye fhall ASK what ye will, and it fhall be done unto you. 8. Herein is my Father GLORIFIED, that ye bear much Fruit, fo fhall ye be my Difciples.

9. As the Father hath loved me, fo have I loved you: continue ye in my Love. 10. If ye keep my COMfhall abide MANDMENTS ye in LOVE: even as I have my

kept my Father's Commandments, and abide in his Love. 11. Thefe Things have I fpoken unto you, that my Joy might remain in you, and that your Joy might be full.

12. This is my COMMANDMENT, That ye LOVE one another, as I have loved you.

13. Greater LOVE hath no Man, than this, that a Man LAY DOWN his LIFE for his Friends.

14. Ye are my Friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

15. Henceforth I call you not SERVANTS, for the Servant knoweth not what his Lord doth but I have called you FRIENDS; for all things that I have heard of my Father, I have made


known unto you.

16. Ye

as Death, JEALOUSY is cruel as the Grave: the Coals thereof are Coals of Fire, which hath a most vehement Flame...

1 Cor. vi. 1. Know ye not that your Bodies are the MEMBERS of Chrift? Shall I then take the Members of Chrift, and make them the Members of an Harlot? God for


17. But he that is JOINED unto the Lord, is one SPIRIT.

Chap. xi. 3. But I would have you know, that the HEAD of every Man is Chrift.

Chap. xii. 12. For as the Body is one, and hath many Members, and all the Members of that one Body, being many, are one Body: fo alio is Chrift.

13. For by one SPIRIT are we all baptized into one BODY, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whe

ther we be bond or free, and have been all made to drink into one


27. Now ye are the Body of Chrift, and Members in particular.

2 Cor. xi.2. For I am jealous over you with godly Jealoufy: for I have efpouted you to one Husband, that I may prefent you as a chaite Virgin to Christ.

Ephef. i. 22. And hath put all Things under his Feet, and gave him to be the Head over all Things to the Church,

23. Which is his Body, the FULNESS of him that filleth ail in all.

Chap. iv. 15. But speaking the Truth in Love, may grow up into him in all Things, which is the HEAD, even Christ.

Chap. v. 2. And walk in Love, as Chrift alfo hath loved us, and hath given himself for us, an Orfering and a Sacrifice to God for a fweet-fmelling Savour.

25. Chrift LOVED the CHURCH, and gave himfelf for it:

26. That he might SANCTIFY and cleanse it, with the wathing of Water, by the WORD,

27. That he might prefent it to him

See pag. 94, to 100. Of the Love of Gon, and of CHRIST, against John iii. 16.

me, but I have chofen you,
and ordained you, that you
fhould go and bring forth
Fruit, and that your Fruit
fhould remain: that whatfo-
ever ye fhall afk of the Fa-
ther in my Name, he
give it you.
17. Thefe Things I com-
mand you,
that ye LOVE one

16. Ye have not chofen himself a GLORIOUS CHURCH, not Thing, but that it should be holy and having Spot or Wrinkle, or any fuch without Blemish.

30. For we are Members of his

BODY, of his Flesh, and of his


Col. i. 18. And he is the HEAD of the BoDy, the CHURCH: Who is the Beginning, the FIRST-BORN from the Dead; that in all Things he might have the Preeminence.

19. For it pleafed the Father, that in him should all FULNESS dwell.

Chap. ii. 19. And not holding the Head, from which all the Body by Joints and Bands having Nonrifhment miniftred, and knit together, increaseth with the Increase of


Heb. ii. 11. For both he that SANCTIFIETHI, and they who are SANCTIFIED, are all of ONE: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them BRETHREN,

12. Saying, I will declare thy Name unto my Brethren, in the midst of the Church will I fing Praise unto thee.

Chap. iii, 6. But Chrift as a Son over his own House: whose House are we, if we hold fast the Confidence, and the rejoicing of the Hope firm unto the End.

Rev. iii. 20. Behold, I stand at the Door, and knock: if any Man hear my Voice, and open the Door, I will come in to him, and will fup with him, and he with me.

Ver. 18.TF

the World hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

19. If ye were of the World, the World would love his own but because ye are not of the World, but I have chofen you out of the World, therefore the World hateth you.

20. Remember the Word that I faid unto you, The Servant is not greater than the Lord. If they have perfecuted me, they will alfo PERSECUTE you: If they have kept my Saying, they will keep yours alfo.

21. But all thefe Things will they do unto you for my Name's fake, because they know not him that fent me. 22. If I had not come and fpoken unto them, they had

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*Note, Part of the xvth and xvith of John is quoted before in Pages 74, 75, 76. (where Chrift foretels the great Perfecutions that fhould befal his Difciples) which is here again inferted, that the Speeches of OUR SAVIOUR may be kept intire. See alfo the References against Matthew

V. 10.

not had Sin: but now they have no Cloke for their Sin. 23. He that hateth me, hateth my Father alfo.

24. If I had not done among them the Works which none other Man did, they had not had SIN: but now have they both feen, and hated both me and my Father.

25. But this cometh to pafs, that the Word might be fulfilled that is written in their Law, They HATED me without a Caufe.

26. But when the COMFORTER is come, whom I will SEND unto you from the Father, even the SPIRIT of TRUTH, which proceedeth from the Father, he fhall ris TIFY of me.

27. And ye alfo fhall bear witnefs, because ye have been with me from the Beginning.


1. CHRIST Comforteth bis Difciples against Tribulation, by the Promife of the HOLY GHOST, and by bis Refurrection and Afcenfion. 23. Affureth their Prayers made in his Name to be acceptable to his Father, 33. Peace in CHRIST, and in the World Affliction.

Ver. 1.THESE Things have I fpoken unto you, that ye fhould not be offended.

2. They fhall put you out of the Synagogues: yea, the Time cometh, that whofoever KILLETH you, will think that he doth God fervice.

3. And thefe Things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.

4. But thefe Things have I told you, that when the Time fhall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And thefe Things I faid not unto you at the Beginning, because I was with you.

5. But now I go my Way to him that SENT me, and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?

6. But because I have faid thefe Things unto you, Sor row hath filled your Hearts.

7. Never

* See Als ii, The Defcent of the HOLY GHOST, and the References thereto.

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