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46 Which of you 'convincetho me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
47 He that is of God heareth God's words : ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and Shast a devil ?
49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I 'honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.
50 And I seek not mine own v glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.
51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, "If a man keep' my saying, he shall never see death.
52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. *Abraham is dead,
9 Heb. iv. 15: For we have not an High Priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
"John, X. 26, 27: But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 1 John, iv. 6: We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
s Ver. 52. See on Mat. ix. 3, 4.
u John, v. 41, 44: I receive not honour from men. How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
John, vii. 18.
w John, v. 24: He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation, but is passed from death unto life. do. vi. 40: This is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life : and I will raise him up at the last day. do. xi. 26: Whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.
* Zec.i.5: Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever? Heb. xi. 13: These all died in faith, cGen. xii. 3: In thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. do.
and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.
53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?
54 Jesus answered, If I 'honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that "honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is
that he is your God : 55 Yet 'ye have not known him ; but I "know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.
56 Your father Abraham frejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
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not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them.
y John, iii. 27: A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. do. v. 31: If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
2 JOHN, v. 41: I receive not honour from men. do. xiii. 31 : Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him. do. xvi. 14: He shall glorify me : for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you. do. xvii. 1,5: These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee. And now, o Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world
Acts, iji. 13 : The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom he delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go. 2 Cor. x. 18: Not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth. Phil. ii.9: God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name.
a John, vii. 28, 29 : See the words under ver. 42. b John, i. 18: No man hath seen God at
time; begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
do. xv. 6: He believed in the LORD, and he counted it to him for righteousness. LUKE, X. 24: Many prophets and
57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, "I am.
59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
CHAP. IX. 1 The man that was born blind restored to sight : 8 he is brought to the
Pharisees : 13 they are offended at it, and excommunicate him : 35 but he is received of Jesus, and confesseth him: 39 who they are whom Christ enlighteneth.
AND as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.
2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, *who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind ? kings have desired to see these things which ye see, and have not seen them. GAL. iii. 8: The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the Gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. HEB. xi. 13 : The words under ver. 52.
d Exod. iii. 14: And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. Isa. xliii. 13: Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it? John, xvii. 5,24: And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world. Col. i. 17: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. Rev. i. 8: I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
e JOHN, X. 31, 39: Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. They sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand. do. xi. 8: Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again. Luke, iv. 30: He passing through the midst of them, went
CHAP. IX. * Ver. 34, Luke, xiii. 2,3: Suppose ye that these Galilæans
3 Jesus answered, Neither bath this man sinned, nor his parents : "but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day : the night cometh, when no man can work.
5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay.
7 And said unto him, Go, wash 'in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) - spread the clay upon
of the blind man. A. V. were sinners above all the Galilæans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay. Acts, xxviii, 4: When the Barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.
b John, xi. 4: This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
John, iv. 34: Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. do. v. 19, 36: The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doth the Son likewise. But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. do. xi. 9: Are there not twelve hours in the day? If
any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. do. xii. 35: Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you. do. xvii. 4: I have glorified thee on the earth, I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. d See on John, viii. 12.
MARK, vii. 33: He-put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue. do. viii. 23: When he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.
Neh. iii. 15: The wall of the pool of Siloah by the king's garden.
He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing
8 (The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged ?
9 Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him : but he said, I am he.
10 Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened ?
11 He answered and said, "A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, wash; and I went and washed, and I received sight.
12 Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not.
13 | They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind.
14 And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.
15 Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see.
16 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. 'Others said, How can a man that are not is a sinner do such miracles ? And there was a division among
them. 17 They say unto the blind man again, What $ 2 Kings, v. 14: Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
h Ver, 6, 7. Ver. 31, 33, John, iii. 2: No man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. * See on John, vii. 12.