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own; and yet, those who were | What sayest thou of thyself ?” his own received him not. 12 23 He said, “I am the voice of But as many as received him, one crying in the desert, Make to them he gave authority to be straight the way of the Lord : the children of God, even to as said the prophet Isaiah.” 24 them who believe in his name: Now those who had been sent 13 who were born, not of blood, were of the Pharisees. nor of the will of the flesh, nor 25 And they asked him, say. of the will of man, but of God. ing, “ Why baptizest thou then,

14 And the Word was flesh, if thou be not the Christ, nor and he dwelt among us: (and | Elijah, nor the prophet ?" 26 we beheld his glory, the glory John answered them, saying, as of the well-beloved * who came “ I baptize in water: but there from the Father,) full of kind- standeth one amongst you, ness and truth; 16 for of his whom ye know not; 27 even fulness we have all received; he who cometh after me; the and favour for favour

} latchet of whose sandal I am not 17 For the law was given by worthy to unloose.” Moses; but favour and truth! 28 These things passed in were by Jesus Christ. 18 No Bethany beyond Jordan, where one hath seen God at any time; John was baptizing. the well-beloved [Son] who is in 29 The next day, he beheld the bosom of the Father, he Jesus coming to him, and said, hath declared hini.

“ Behold the Lamb of God, who 15 John bare witness of him, taketh away the sin of the world. and cried, saying, “ This is he 30 This is he of whom I said, of whom I said, "He who com- 1 After me cometh a man, who eth after me, is before me, for is before me; for he is my prinhe is my chief.' 94

cipal.' 31 And I knew him 19 And this is the witness of not: but I, therefore, came John, when the Jews sent priests baptizing in water, that he and Levites, from Jerusalem, to might be made manifest to Isask him, “Who art thou ?" rael." 32 John also bare witness, 20 and he confessed, and deni- saying," I saw the spirit coming ed not, but confessed," I am down from heaven as a dove; not the Christ.” 21 And they and it abode on him. 33 And asked him, “What then ? Art I knew him not: but he who thou Elijah ?” and he said, “I sent me to baptize in water, had am not « Art thou the prophet?” said to me, 'upon whom thou and he answered, « No.” 22 shalt see the spirit coming Then they said to him, “ Who | down and abiding, this is he art thou? that we may give an who baptizeth in a holy spirit.' answer to those who sent us. I 34 And I saw, and bare witness

* well-beloved.) "only son,” Im. Ver. “ only begotten,” Newcome. See the lengthy notes on this subject, in the improved version.

+ The connexion requires that the fifteenth verse should be placed between the eighteenth and nineteenth. See Boyer's Conjectures, and Wakefield in loco.

that this is the Son of God.” | 46 Then Nathanael said to him,

35 On the next day, John“ Can any good thing come out was again standing, and two of Nazareth ?" Philip replied, of his disciples : 36 and he “ Come and see.” looked on Jesus, who was walk- 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming, and said, “Behold the ing to him, and said of him, Lamb of God.” 37 And the two “ Behold an Israelite indeed, disciples heard him speak, and in whom is no guile.” 48 Nafollowed Jesus. 38 Then Jesus thanael said to him, “ Whence turned, and seeing them fol- knowest thou me ?” Jesus anlowing, said to them, “ What swering, said to him, “ Before seek ye?" And they said to Philip called thee, when thou him, “ Rabbi, (which signifieth, wast under the fig-tree, I saw being interpreted, Teacher,) thee.” 49 Nathanael answered, where dwellest thou ?" 39 He and said to him, “ Rabbi, thou said to them, “Come and see.” art the Son of God; thou art They came and saw where he the king of Israel.” 50 Jesus dweli, and abode with him that answered and said to him, “Beday: (now it was about the cause I said to thee, I saw tenth hour).

thee under the fig-tree,' be40 One of the two that heard lievest thou ? thou shalt see John speak, and followed Jesus, greater things than these.” 51 was Andrew, Simon Peter's Then Jesus said to him, “ Veribrother. 41 The first he met ly, verily I say to you, [Here. with, was his own brother Si. after ye shall see heaven openmon, and he said to him, “ We ed, and the angels of God as. have found the Messiah :"cending and descending on the (which is, being interpreted, Son of man.” the Christ.)* 42 And he brought Ch. II. 1 And the third day him to Jesus. And Jesus look- there was a marriage-feast in ing on him, said, “ Thou art Cana of Galilee; and the moSimon, the son of Jonah : thou ther of Jesus was there: 2 And shalt be called Cephas:" (which Jesus and his disciples, also, being interpreted, is, Rock.)t were invited to the marriage

43 The day following, Jesus feast. 3 And the wine failing, purposed to go into Galilee; the mother of Jesus said to him, and met Philip, and said to “ They have no wine." 4 Jesus him, “Follow me.” 44 (Now said to her, “Woman, what Philip was of Bethsaida, the is that to thee and met my city of Andrew and Peter.) 45 hour is not yet come.” 5 His Philip met Nathanael, and said mother said to the servants, to him, “We have found him, “ Whatsoever he saith to you, of whom Moses in the law, and do it." the prophets, wrote, Jesus of 6 Now six water-pots of stone Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” I were placed there, according to • Or, the anointed. † Tlet gos Peter, that is, Rock. Or, what hast thou to do with me?

the manner of purifying among of the exchangers, and overthe Jews, containing each, two turned their tables ; 16 and said or three baths. f 7 Jesus said to to those who sold doves, “ Take them, “Fill the water-pots with these things hence; make not water.” And they filled them my Father's house a house of up to the brim. 8 Then he said merchandise.” 17' And his to them, “ Draw out now, and disciples remembered that it bear to the governor of the was written, « The zeal of thy feast." And they did so. 9 And house consumeth me." when the governor of the feast 18 Then the Jews spake and had tasted the water which was said to him, " What sign dost made wine, and knew not from thou show to us, since thou dost whence it was ; (but the ser- these things ?" 19 Jesus anvants who drew the water swered and said to them, “ Deknew ;) the governor of the stroy this temple, and in three feast called the bridegroom, 10 days I will raise it up.” 20 Then and said to him, “ Every man, the Jews said, “ Forty and six at first, setteth on good wine; years was this temple in buildand when men have drunk ing; and wilt thou raise it up largely, then that which is in three days ?" 21 But he worse: but thou hast kept the spake concerning the temple of good wine until now.”

his body. 22 When, therefore, 11 This beginning of mira- he was risen from the dead, cles Jesus did in Cana of Gali. his disciples remembered that lee, and manifested his glory : ! he had said this (to them]: and and his disciples believed in they believed the scripture, and him.

the words which Jesus had 12 After this, he went down spoken. to Capernaum, he, and his mo 23 NOW, while he was in ther, and his brethren, and his Jerusalem, at the feast of the disciples : and they remained passover, many believed in his there not many days.

name, having seen the miracles 13 NOW the passover of the which he did. 24 But Jesus did Jews was near; and Jesus went not trust himself to them, beup to Jerusalem ; 14 and found cause he knew them all: 25 and in the temple those who sold because he needed not that any cattle, and sheep, and doves; should testify of man: for he and the money-changers sitting himself knew what was in man. there : 15 and, having made a CH. III. 1 Now there was a scourge of small cords, he man of the Pharisees, named drove them all out of the tem- Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: ple, and the sheep, and the cat. 2 this man came to Jesus, by tle ; and poured out the money I night, and said to him, “ Rabbi,

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The LXX use the word in the original for the bath, which contained about seven gallons ; and for the seah, which contained one third of the bath. 2. Chron. iv. 5; 1 Kings xvill. 32.

We know that thou art a teacher earthly things, and ye believe come from God : for no one not; how will ye believe, if I can do these miracles which tell you heavenly things ? 13 thou dost, unless God be with Now no one hath ascended up him." 3 Jesus answered, and to heaven, but he who came said to him, “Verily, verily, I down from heaven, even the Son say to thee, Unless a man be of man, [who is in heaven.lt born from above, he cannot see 14" And as Moses lifted up the kingdom of God.”

the serpent in the desert, so 4 Nicodemus said to him, must the Son of man be lifted « How can a man be born when up: 15 that every one who behe is old ? can he enter a se- lieveth in him may not perish, cond time into his mother's but have aionian life.” 16 For womb, and be born ?" 5 Jesus God so loved the world, that answered, “ Verily, verily, I say he gave his well-beloved Son, to thee, Unless a man be born that every one who believeth in of water, and of the spirit, he him should not perish, but have · cannot enter into the kingdom aionian life. 17 For God sent of God: 6 That which is born not his Son into the world, of the flesh, is flesh; and that to condemn the world; but that which is born of the spirit, is the world, through him, might spirit. 7 Wonder not that I said be saved. to thee, Ye must be born from 18 “He who believeth in him, above. 8 The wind bloweth shall not be condemned: but where it will, and thou hearest he who believeth not, is conits sound, but knowest not demned already, because he whence it cometh, and whither hath not believed on the name it goeth: so is every one that of the well-belovedf Son of God. is born of the spirit." *

I 19“And this is the condemna9 Nicodemus answered, and tion; that lightis come into the said to him, How can these world, and yet men have loved things be?” 10 Jesus answered, darkness rather than light: for and said to him, “ Art thou a their deeds were evil: 20 for teacher in Israel, and knowest every one who doth evil hateth not these things ? 11 Verily, the light, and cometh not to the verily, I say to thee, We speak light, lest his deeds should be that which we know, and testify discovered. 21 But he who doth that which we have seen ; and the truth cometh to the light, yet ye receive not our testi- that his deeds may be made mony. 12 If I have told youl manifest, because they are * wrought with confidence in God." 33" He that hath received his

* IIveupa, in this verse is rendered both wind and spirit ; literally, it signifies air in motion; i. e. wind, breath, doc. but figuratively, its meaning is very extensive, and must always be determined by the nature of the subject with which it is in connexion.

+ “ Who is in heaven.] This clause is wanting in some of the best copies. If its authenticit is allowed, it is to be understood of the knowledge which Christ possessed of the Father's will See John i. 18." Im. Ver. note,

See chap. i. 14, 18, note:

22 AFTER these things, Je- testimony, hath set his seal that sus and his disciples came into God is true. 34 For he whom the land of judea; and there God hath sent, spe:keth the he tarried with them, and bap- words of God: for God] giveth tized. 23 And John, also, washim not the spirit by measure. baptizing in Enon, near Salem; l 35 “ The Father loveth the because there was much water Son, and hath given all things there; and the people came, and into his hands. 36 He who bewere baptized. 24 For John had lieveth on the Son, hath aionot yet been cast into prison. nian life : and he who disbe

25 Then a question arose be- lieveth the Son, will not see tween some of John's disciples life ; but the displeasure ofGod and a Jew, about cleansing. 26 continueth towards him."* And they came to John, and Ch. IV. 1 WHEN, therefore, said to him, “Rabbi, he that the Lord knew that the Phariwas with thee beyond Jordan, sees had heard that he made of whom thou bearest witness, and baptized more disciples behold, he baptizeth, and all than John; 2 (though Jesus come to him. 27 John an- himself did not baptize, but his swered and said, “ A man can disciples); 3 he left Judea, and receive nothing, unless it be went (again) into Galilee. 4 given him from heaven. 28 Ye Now he must needs go through yourselves bear me witness, that Samaria. 5 He came, therefore, I said, I am not the Christ, to a city of Samaria, called but I am sent before his face. Sychar, near to the portion of

29 “ He that hath the bride, land which Jacob gave to his is the bridegroom: but the son Joseph. 6 Now Jacob's well friend of the bridegroom, who was there. And Jesus, being standeth and heareth him, re- wearied with the journey, sat joiceth greatly, because of the down by the well. (It was about bridegroom's voice. This my the sixth hour.) i joy, therefore, is complete. 301 7 A woman of Samaria havHe must increase, but I de- / ing come to draw water, Jecrease.

sus said to her, “Give me to 31 “He that cometh from a- drink.” 8 (For his disciples bove, is above all: he that is were gone to the city, that they from the earth, is from the earth, might buy food.) and speaketh from the earth : 9 Then the Samaritan wo. he that cometh from heaven man said to him, " Why dost sis above all; 32 and what he thou, being a Jew, ask drink of hath seen and heard [that] he me, who am a Samaritan ?" (for

testifieth ; and yet no one re- the Jews have no dealings with C.ceiveth his testimony.

the Samaritans.) 10 Jesus an

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