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ed with us on the way, and while 44 AND he said to them, he explained to us the scrip: “ These are the words which I tures?"
spake to you, while I was yet 33 Immediately they arose, with you; That all things must and returned to Jerusalem, and be fulfilled which were written found the eleven, and those in the law of Moses, and in the with them, assembled, 34 saying, prophets, and in the psalms, « The Lord is risen indeed, and concerning me.” hath appeared to Simon.” 35 45 Then he opened their And they told what had happen- minds, that they might undered on the road; and how he was stand the scriptures; 46 and made known to them in the said to them, “ Thus it is writbreaking of the loaf... ten, (and thus ought] the Christ
36 AND while they were thus to suffer, and to rise again from speaking, he stood in the midst the dead the third day : 47 and, of them, and said to them, that reformation, and the re« Peace be unto you." 37 But mission of sins ought to be they were terrified and affright-preached in his name among all ed, and supposed that they be the nations, having begun from held a spirit. 38 And he said Jerusalem. to them, “Why are ye trou- 48 And ye are witnesses of bled ? and why do doubts arise these things. 49 And, behold, I in your hearts ? 39 see my will send upon you, that which hands and my feet, that it is my Father promised : but stay I myself: handle me, and be ye in the city of Jerusalem, until convinced : for a spirit hath not ye be endued with power from flesh and bones, as ye perceive on high." that I have."
| 50 And he led them out to 40 And saying this, he showed Bethany; and lifted up his them his hands and his feet. 41 hands, and blessed them. 51 And while yet they believed not, And it came to pass that, while through joy and amazement, he he blessed them, he was parted said to them, “ Have ye here from them, (and carried up into any food ?" 42 And they gave heaven.] 52 And these [doing him a piece of broiled fish, sand him obeisance,] returned to Jea of a honeycomb.] 43 And tak rusalem with great joy : 53 and ing them, he ate in their pre- were continually in the temple, sence.
praising and blessing God.
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN.
God, whose name was John. 7 1 IN the beginning was the He came as a witness, to testify Word,* and the Word was concerning the Light ; that with God, and the Word was through him all might believe. a God. 2 The same was in the 8 He was not himself the Light, beginning with God. 3 All but was sent to testify concernthings were done by him it and ing the Light. 9 That was the without him, was not any thing true Light, which, having come done that hath been done. 4 In into the world, is enlightening him was life ; and the life was every man. the light of men. 5 And the 10 He was in the world, and light shone in darkness; and the world was enlightened by the darkness obscured it not. him, I and yet the world knew
6 There was a man sent from him not. 11 He came to his
» The Word.) "Jesus is so called, because God revealed himself, or his word, by him.” New come. The same title is given to Christ, Luke i. 2. For the same reason he is called the Word of life, 1 John i. 1. which passage is so clear and useful a comment upon the proem to the gospel, that it may be proper to cite the whole of it. " That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our bands have handled of the Word of life; for the Life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show to you, that aionian Life which was with the Father, and was manifest ed to us ; that which we have seen and heard, declare we to you." By a similar metonymy Christ is called the Life, the Light, the way, the Truth, and the Resurrection. See Cappe's Dissert. vol. j. p. 19.
+ All things were done by him. 7 " All things were made by him, and without him was not any thing made that was made." Newcome : who explains it of the creation of the visible material world by Christ, as the agent and instrument of God. See his notes on ver. 3 and 10. But this is a sense which the word oVEVETO will not admit. Tivoua occurs upwards of seven hundred times in the New Testament, but never in the sense of create. It signifies in this gor! pel, (where it occurs fifty-three times,) to be, to come, to become, to come to pass : also. to be done or transacted, chap. xv. 7 ; xix. 36. It has the latter sense, Matt. v. 18; vi. 8; xxi. 42; xxvi. 6. All things in the christian dispensation were done by Christ, i. e. by his authority, and according to his direction; and in the ministry committed to his apostles, nothing has been done without his warrant. See John xv. 4, 5, “Without me ye can do nothing." Compare ver. 7, 10, 16; John xvii. 8; Col. i. 16, 17. Cappe's Dissert. vol.'i. p. 19.
$ and the world was enlightened by him.] ó xoopOS di' aut! EZEVETO. The common version, adopted by Abp. Newcome, is, "ibe world was made by him," meaning that “the visible material world was created by him.” But this, as was observed before in the note on verse 3, is inadmissible, as the word EYEVETO never bears that sense. In the present version 7 EPWTIONEVOI, en. lightened, is understood after & YEVETO, as best connecting with the preceding verse. So ver. 6, a Than was sent from God, €7EVETO ATEOTANLEvos. And Matt. xxiii. 15, ar poonaUTOS is understood after YEYETAI. Mr. Cappe translates the words, “the world was made for him ;" understanding by the world, the Jewish dispensation, Gal. iv. 3; Col. ij. 8, 20, and taking dla with a genitive to express the final cause: of which he has produced several remarkable instances. Cappe, ibid. p. 50. The reader will judge which of these interpretations is to be preferred. See Insproved Version, and the notes there
done withing to his direction; and dispensation were consense, Matt. v. 18; V.
own; and yet, those who were What sayest thou of thyself?”. his own received him not. 1223 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 È 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 hin.
“ Behold the Lamb of God, who · 15 John bare witness of him, taketh away the sin of the world. and cried, saying, 6. This is he 30 This is he of whom I said, of whom I said, "He who com. After me cometh a man, who eth after me, is before me, for ' is before me; for he is my prinhe is my chief.' " t .
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.
+ Tbe connexion requires that the fifteenth verse should be placed between the eighteenth and nineteenth. See Boyer's Conjeetures, 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 an. lowing, 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 dwelt, and abode with him that answered and said to him, “ Be. day: (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, “ Veri. brother. 41 The first he met ly, verily I say to you, [Herewith, 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 maSimon, 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. + Mitpos Peter, that is, Rack. 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.+ 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, I 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 night, and said to him, “Rabbi,
* 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 xviii. 32.