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9 show us the Father; and it sufficeth us." Jesus saith unto him, "Have I been so long with you, and dost thou not know me, Philip? he that hath seen me, hath seen' the Fa10 ther: how then sayest thou, Show us the Father?' Be
lievest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words which I speak unto you, I speak not from myself; and the Father, who abideth in me, he doeth the 11 works. Believe me, that I am in the Father, and the Father in me2: but if not, believe [me] for the works them12 selves. Verily verily I say unto you, He who believeth in
me, the works which I do he also shall do: and greater works than these he shall do, because I go to [my] Father; 13 and whatsoever † ye shall ask in my name ‡, I will do; that + 14 the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
"If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will 16 ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate 3, 17 that he may abide with you for ever§; even the spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it discerneth him not, nor knoweth him: but ye shall know him; 18 for he shall abide with you, and shall be in you. I will 19 not leave you destitute :. I will come unto you. But a little time longer, and the world shall see me no more: but 20 ye shall see me: because I live, ye also shall live. In that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and you 21 and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keep
seeth, N. 2 is in R. T: me, 3 Comforter, N. See his note. 4 Or, which. 5 Or, it. 6 Or, orphans, Gr. 7 Or, I am coming to you. W.
"I am in the Father, and the Father is in me; because my doctrine is my Father's, and because my miracles are my Father's. See ch. x. 38." N.
+ whatsoever.] "Whatsoever, in relation to your miracles and ministry, tends to glorify the Father through me." N.
‡ in my name.] “Eo quod dicamini et sitis discipuli mei." Cler. in Ham
for ever.] As long as you live. Wetstein, Bishop Pearce. Our Lord himself was their Comforter for a few years only. Newcome.
eth them, he it is who loveth me: and he who loveth me, shall be loved by my Father; and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him."
Judas (not Iscariot) saith unto him, "Master, and' how is it that thou wilt soon manifest thyself to us, and not to 23 the world?" Jesus answered and said unto him, "If any man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come to him, and make our abode 24 with him. He who loveth me not, keepeth not my words:
and yet the word which ye hear, is not mine, but the Father's who sent me.
"These things I speak unto you, while I abide with you. 26 But the Advocate3, even the holy spirit which the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and shall bring all things to your remembrance that I have said 27 unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, do I give unto you. Let not 28 your heart be troubled, nor let it be dismayed. Ye have
heard that I said unto you, 'I go away, and will come again unto you.' If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I go + 29 to the Father: for [my] Father is greater than I. And now
I tell it you before it come to pass, that, when it cometh to 30 pass, ye may believe. Hereafter I shall no longer 5 talk much
with you; for the ruler of the world' cometh, and hath 31 nothing in me*. But this must be†, that the world may
R. T. and N. omit "ånd." 2 Gr. art about to manifest. See his note. 4 because I said I go, R. T. 5 not, N. world, R. T.
3 Comforter, N.
prince, N. 7 this
Some good copies read, "but will find nothing in me." q. d. I shall soon be arrested and brought before the tribunal of the magistrate as a criminal: but no crime will be proved against me. See ch. xii. 31, and the note there. To suppose an allusion here to the chief of fallen angels is quite arbitrary and needless, not to say unintelligible.
+ See Campbell. The words supplied by the Primate are, I lay down iny life." Mr. Simpson omits the words this must be, and renders xas even, or therefore.
know that I love the Father, and as the Father hath com
manded me, so I do*. Arise, let us go hence. CH. xv. "I am the true vine; and my Father is the husband2 man. Every branch in me which beareth not fruit, he taketh away: and every branch which beareth fruit, he pruneth, 3 that it may bear more fruit. Ye are now clean, through the 4 words which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me; and I will abide in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abide in the vine; so neither can ye, unless ye 5 abide in me. I am the vine; ye are the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, he beareth much fruit: for, 6 severed from me, ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he shall be cast out as a severed branch, and shall wither: and men shall gather together such branches, and 7 cast them into the fire, and they shall be burned. If ye abide
in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, 8 and it shall be done for you. Herein is my Father glori9 fied, that ye bear much fruit: so ye will be my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, so I have loved you: abide ye 10 in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye will abide in my love; as I have kept my Father's commandments, 11 and abide in his love. These things I speak unto you, that my joy in you may abide3, and that your joy may be full. 12 This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I 13 have loved you. Greater love than this hath no man, that 14 a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, 15 if ye do whatsoever things I command you. Henceforth I
call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his master doeth: but I call you friends; for all things which I have heard from my Father, I have made known unto you.
1 Gr. gather them together. See Symonds, p. 89. 2 that my joy may be in you. Mss.
"The ruler of this world is coming: and I have nothing now to do but to convince the world that I love the Father, and do as he commanded me." Wakefield,
16 Ye have not chosen me; but I have chosen you, and ap
pointed you, that ye may go and bear fruit, and that your fruit may remain: that whatever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he may give it you.
"These things I command you', that ye may love one 18 another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me 19 before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love its own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world 20 hateth you. Remember the words which I said unto you,
'The servant is not greater than his master.' If they have persecuted me, they will persecute you also; if they have 21 kept my words, they will keep yours also. But all these
things they will do unto you on account of my name; be22 cause they know not him who sent me. If I had not come, and spoken unto them, they would not have had sin: but 23 now they have no excuse for their sin. He that hateth me, 24 hateth my Father also. If I had not done among them the
works which none other man did, they would not have had sin: but now they have both seen, and have hated, both me 25 and my Father. But this cometh to pass, so that the words are fulfilled which are written in their law, They hated me without a cause.'
"But when the Advocate is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the spirit of truth which 27 proceedeth from the Father, he will testify of me. And ye
also shall testify, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
CH. XVI. "These things I have spoken unto you, that ye may 2 not offend. They will put you out of the synagogues: yea,
the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that 3 he offereth God service. And these things they will do',
1 Or, I give you in charge. Gr. But that the words might be fulfilled. 3 Comforter, N. 4 Or, fall away, or, be ensnared. See Campbell. 5 do to you, R. T.
4 because they have not known the Father or me. But these things I have spoken unto you, that, when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you from the beginning', because I 5 was with you. But now I depart to him who sent me; and 6 none of you asketh me, 'Whither goest thou?' But because I have spoken these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.
"Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is expedient for you that I go away: for, if I go not away, the Advocate2
will not come unto you; but, if I go, I will send him unto 8 you. And when he is come, he will convince the world of 9 sin, and of righteousness, and of judgement: of sin, because 10 they believe not in me; of righteousness, because I go to 11 [my] Father, and ye see me no longer; of judgement, be12 cause the ruler3 of this world is judged *. I have still many. 13 things to say unto you; but ye cannot bear them now. How
ever, when he cometh, even the spirit of truth, he will guide you into all the truth: for he will not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that he will speak: and he will 14 show you things to come. He will glorify me: for he will 15 receive of mine, and will declare it unto you. All things which the Father hath are mine+: therefore I have said, 16 that he receiveth 4 of mine, and will declare it unto you. A little time, and ye will not see me: and again a little time, and ye will see me; because I go to the Father."
Then said some of his disciples among themselves, "What is this which he saith unto us, 'A little time, and ye will not see me and again, a little time, and ye will see me :'
Or, at first. See ch. i. 1, 2. 2 Comforter, N. 3 prince, N. 4 will receive,
R. T. and N.
* "ver. 9, 10, 11. Of their sin in not believing in me. Of my own righte ousness and veracity, when I said that I was sent by the Father, and should go to the Father: and of God's equitable judgement in punishing the princes and rulers who so unjustly condemned me." Sn. See ch. xii. 31; xiv. 30.
+"Every thing which relates to the kingdom of God in the world is committed to my direction and superintendance." Dr. Priestley.