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And Jefus faid unto them, "I am the Anno Joh. vi. 35,"bread of life: he that cometh to me, Etat. 32. Minift. 3. "fhall never hunger; and he that be36. "lieveth on me, fhail never thirft. But "I faid unto you, that ye also have 37. feen me, and believe not. All that the Father giveth me, fhall come to me; and him that cometh to me, I "will in no wife caft out. For I came "down from heaven, not to do mine cc own will, but the will of him that 39. fent me. And this is the Father's "will which hath fent me, that of all "which he hath given me, I fhould ❝lofe nothing, but fhould raise it up again at the laft day. And this is the "will of him that fent me, that every ،، one which feeth the fon, and believeth on him, may have everlaiting life: and "I will raife him up at the laft day.




The Jews then murmured at him, because he faid, I am the bread which came down from heaven. And they 42. faid, Is not this Jefus the fon of Jofeph,

whofe father and mother we know? how is it then that he faith, I came down 43.from heaven? Jefus therefore answered 44. and faid unto them, "Murmur not a




CC mong your felves. No man can
"come to me, except the Father which
"háth fent me, draw him: and I will
"raife him up at the laft day. It is
"written in the prophets, [Ifai. liv. 13.
Jer. xxxi. 34. And they shall be
all taught of God. Every man there-
fore that hath heard, and hath learn-




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Anno Ætat. 32. Minift. 3.

"ed of the Father, cometh unto me. Capernaum,
"Not that any man hath feen the Father, 46. Joh. vi.
"fave he which is of God; he hath
"feen the Father. Verily, verily I fay 47-
66 unto you,
he that believeth on me
"hath everlasting life. I am that bread 48.
"of life. Your fathers did eat manna 49.
"in the wilderness and are dead. This so.
"is the bread which cometh down from
.. heaven, that a man may eat thereof
"and not die. I am the living bread s
"which came down from heaven;
"if any man eat of this bread, he fhall
"live for ever: and the bread that I
"will give, is my flesh, which I will
give for the life of the world.



The Jews therefore ftrove amongst 52.
themfelves, faying, How can this man
give us his flesh to eat?

Then Jefus faid unto them, "Verily 53.
verily I fay unto you, except ye eat
"the flesh of the fon of man, and drink
"his blood, ye have no life in you.
"Whofo eateth my flesh and drinketh 54.
"my blood, hath eternal life, and I
"will raife him up at the laft day. For 55,
"my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood
" is drink indeed. He that eateth my 56.
flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwel-
"leth in me, and I in him. As the li-
ving Father hath fent me, and I live
by the Father, fo, he that eateth me,
" even he fhall live by me. This is that 58.
"bread which came down from hea-
ven; not as your fathers did eat man-
t na, and are dead: he that eateth







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"of this bread, fhall live for ever. Anno These things faid he in the fynagogue Etat, 32. Ætat. Minift. 3. 6. as he taught in Capernaum. Many therefore of his difciples when they had heard this, faid, This is a hard faying, 61. who can hear it? When Jefus knew in himself that his difciples murmured at 62. it, he faid unto them, "Doth this of"fend you? What and if ye fhall fee the "fon of man afcend up where he was be"fore? It is the spirit that quickneth, "the flesh profiteth nothing: the words "that I fpake unto you, they are fpirit, "and they are life. But there are "fome of you that believe not. For "Jefus knew from the beginning, who "they were that believed not, and "who fhould betray him. And he said, 65." Therefore faid I unto you, that no 26 man can come to me, except it were given unto him of my Father. From that time many of his disciples went back and walked no more with him.



vi. Joh. 59.

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Then faid Jefus unto the twelve, will ye alfo go away? Then Simon Peter anfwered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? 69. Thou haft the words of eternal life. And we believe and are fure that thou art Chrift, the fon of the living God. Jefus 70. answered them, Have not I chofen you 71. twelve, and one of you is a devil. He fpake of Judas Iscariot, the fon of Simon: for he it was that fhould betray him, being one of the twelve.





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Mat. xv.

3, 3.


The third Paffover after Chrift's Bap-



HEN came together unto [Fe- 1. Mar. vii. THE fus] the Pharifees, and certain of the Scribes which came from Jerufalem, and when they faw fome of his difciples eat bread with defiled (that is to fay with unwafhen) hands, they found fault. For the Pharifees and all 3. the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. And when they come from the market except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups and pots, brazen veffels and of tables. Then the Phari- 5. fees and Scribes asked him, Why walk not thy difciples according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwafhen bands? He answered and faid 6. Mar.vii. 6. unto them, Te bypocrites, well did 7. Mat. xy. Efaias prophecy of you, Saying, [xxix. 8. 13.] This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips: but their heart is far Mat.xv.3. from me. **Howbeit, in vain do they 7. Mar. yi


Jefus's Difcourfe concerning washing
of hands, and the things by which
Men are really defiled.


Etat. 32

Mar. vi.

Capernaum worship me, teaching for doctrines the Anno "For laying Minift. 38.commandments of men. "afide the commandments of God, yet "hold the tradition of men, as the "wathing of pots and cups: and many 9." other fuch like things ye do. And Mat.xv.3. he faid unto them, "Full well ye re



έ ject the commandment of God, that

Mat. xv.

Mat. xv.

Mar. vii.

Mar. vii. 11. ther, let him die the death. But Mat.xv.5. ye fay, if a man fhall fay to his father or mother, It is (a) Corban, that is to fay, a gift, by whatsoever "thou mighteft be profited by me, 6." he shall be free; * and honour not his father or mother, he fhall be free;




ye may keep your own tradition.
4." For God commanded by Mofes] Mar. vii.
"faying, Honour thy father and mother: 10.
"and, he that curfeth father or mo....



Mat. xv.

and ye fuffer him no more to do ought for his father or mother: Thus have ye made the command- & Mar. vii, ment of God of none effect by your 13. Mar. vii. 13." tradition, which ye have delivered, "and many fuch-like things do ye.



And when he had called all the peo- i Mat. xv.
ple unto him, he said unto them, Hear- 10, 11.
ken unto me every one of you, and un-
15. derftand. There is nothing from with-
out a man, that entring into him can de-




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(a) Corban, Corban fignifies a Gift; and is used here for a man's Eftate, devoted to God by his gift. By which they thought themselves excufed from relieving their Parents if they had need, pretending their Eftates were Gods, and they could not difpofe of it to any one elfe.

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