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JOHN III. 16-19,

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God in him, 2 Cor. 5. 18—21. He Christ Jesus, who walk not after the that loveth not, knoweth not God; flesh, but after the Spirit, Rom. viii. 1. for God is love. In this was mani. Therefore we ought to give the more fested the love of God toward us, be- earnest heed to the things which we cause that God sent his only-begotten have heard, lest at any time we should · Son into the world, that we might let them slip. For if the word spoken live through him. Herein is love, not by angels was stedfast, and every that we loved God, but that he loved transgression and disobedience reus, and sent his Son to be the pro- ceived a just recompence of reward; pitiation for our sins. Beloved, if How shall we escape, if we neglect so God so loved us, we ought also to great salvation ; which at the first belove one another, 1 John iv. 8-11. gan to be spoken by the Lord, and

bSee on chap. i. vet. 14. clause 3. was confirmed unto us by them that cSee on Mark xvi. ver. 16. clause 1. heard him, Heb. ii. 1–3. He that d See on ver. 15. clause 2.

believeth on the Son of God hath the e See on Matt. xix. ver. 16. clause 3. witness in himself: he that believeth

not God, hath made him a liar; beVER. 17. Oi gap &nistriasy Oe's toy viờ ai. God gave of his Son. And this is

cause he believeth not the record that TOÙ HIS Tòx xóopov, ira xpirn Tòr nóg geox, the record, that God hath given to us αλλ' ίνα σαθη ο κόσμος δε αυτού. .

eternal life, and this life is in his Son. For a God sent not his Son into the He that hath the Son, hath life; and world to condemn the world; b but that he that hath not the Son of God, hath the world through him might be saved.

not life, 1 John v. 10-12. 2 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not :

VER. 19. for I came not to judge the world, but Αύτη δε έστιν η κρίσις, ότι το φώς to save the world, John xii. 47. For inhuber els tèy xóopov, nai nyámngar oi the Son of man is not come to destroy | άνθρωποι μάλλον το σκότος, και το φώς: ήν men's lives, but to save them, Luke vào trompå avtãy tà špya. ix. 56.

a And this is the condemnation, that b See on Matt. i. ver. 21. clause 3.

light is come into the world, and men VER. 18.

loved darkness rather than light, b be'O TISTEÚr siç avtiv, sgivetar • cause their deeds were evil. δε μη πιστεύων, ήδη κέκριται ότι μη

a In him was life ; and the life was πεπίστευκεν εις το όνομα του μονογενούς | the light of men. And the light shinυιού του Θεού. .

eth in darkness; and the darkness a He that believeth on him is not con- comprehended it not. There was a demued : b but he that believeth not is con

man sent from God, whose name was demned already, because he hath not John. The same came for a witness, believed in the name the only begotten to bear witness of the Light, that all Son of God.

men through him might believe. He a See on Mark xvi. ver. 16. clause 1. was not that Light, but was sent to

b He that believeth not the Son bear witness of that Light. That was shall not see life; but the wrath of the true Light, which lighteth every God abideth on him, ver. 36. Verily, man that cometh into the world. He verily, I say unto you, He that bear. was in the world, and the world was eth my word, and believeth on him made by him, and the world knew that sent me, hath everlasting life, him not, John i. 4—10. Then spake and shall not come into condemna Jesus again unto them, saying, I am tion; but is passed from death unto the light of the world : he that fol. life, v. 24. I said therefore unto you, loweth me shall not walk in dark. That ye shall die in your sins : for if ness, but shall have the light of life, ye believe not that I am he, ye shall viii. 12. And Jesus said, For judgdie in your sins, viii. 24. He that ment I am come into this world, believeth not shall be damned, Mark that they which see not might see ; xvi. 16. There is therefore now and that they which condemnation to them which are in made blind. And some of the Pha,

might be

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JOHN III. 19.

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risees which were with him heard | sent me, Luke 1. 10-16. And that these words, and said unto him, Are servant, which knew his lord's will, we blind also? Jesus said unto them, and prepared not himself, neither If ye were blind, ye should have no did according to his will, shall be sin : but now ye say, We see ; there- beaten with many stripes, xii. 47. For fore your sin remaineth, ix. 39-41. we are unto God a sweet savour of If I had not come and spoken unto Christ, in them that are saved, and in them, they had not had sin: but now them that perish : To the one we are they have no cloke for their sin. He the savour of death unto death ; and that hateth me hateth my Father also. to the other the savour of life unto If I had not done among them the life. And who is sufficient for these works which none other man did, they things ? 2 Cor. ii. 15, 16. And then had not had sin : but now have they shall that Wicked be revealed, whom both seen and hated both me and my the Lord shall consume with the spirit Father, xv. 22—24. Then began he of his mouth, and shall destroy with to upbraid the cities wherein most of the brightness of his coming : Even his mighty works were done, because him, whose coming is after the workthey repented not: Woe unto thee, ing of Satan with all power and signs Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! and lying wonders, And with all defor if the mighty works, which were ceivableness of unrighteousness in done in you, bad been done in Tyre them that perish; because they reand Sidon, they would have repented ceived not the love of the truth, that long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But they might be saved. And for this I say unto

you, It shall be more to cause God shall send them strong delerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day lusion, that they should believe a lie: of judgment, than for you. And thou, That they all might be damned who Capernaum, which art exalted unto believed not the truth, but bad pleaheaven, shalt be brought down to sure in unrighteousness, 2 Thess. ü. hell: for if the mighty works, which 8-12. have been done in thee, had been done b How can ye believe, which rein Sodom, it would have remained ceive honour one of another, and seek until this day. But I say unto you, not the honour that cometh from God That it shall be more tolerable for the only? John v. 44. Why do ye not land of Sodom in the day of judg: understand my speech ? even because ment, than for thee, Matt. xi. 20—24. ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of But into whatsoever city ye enter, your father the devil, and the lusts of and they receive you not, go your your father ye will do. He was a ways out into the streets of the same, murderer from the beginning, and and say, Even the very dust of your abode not in the truth, because there city, which cleaveth on us, we do is no truth in him. When he speakwipe off against you: notwithstand eth a lie, he speaketh of his own; for ing be ye sure of this, that the king- he is a liar, and the father of it. And dom of God is come nigh unto you. because I tell you the truth, ye believe But I say unto you, that it shall be me not, viii. 42—45. That this is a more tolerable in that day for Sodom, rebellious people, lying children, chil. than for that city. Woe unto thee, dren that will not hear the law of the Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! LORD : Which say to the seers, See for if the mighty works had been done not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not in Tyre and Sidon, which have been unto us right things, speak unto us done in you, they had a great while smooth things, prophesy deceits: Get ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and you out of the way, turn aside out of ashes. But it shall be more tolerable the path, cause the Holy One of Isfor Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, rael to cease from before us. Wherethan for you. And thou, Capernaum, fore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, which art exalted to heaven, shalt Because ye despise this word, and be thrust down to hell. He that trust in oppression and perverseness, heareth you heareth me; and he that and stay thereon : Therefore this ini. despiseth you despiseth me; and he quity shall be to you as a breach ready that despiseth me despiseth him that to fall, swelling out in a high wall,

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JOHN 11). 19-21.

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whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant, Isa. XXX. 9-13. For the

VER. 20. invisible things of him from the crea Πάς γάς ο φαύλα πράσσων, μισεί το tion of the world are clearly seen, | φώς, και ουκ έρχεται προς το φως, να being understood by the things that | μη ελεγχθη τα έργα αυτού. . are made, even his eternal power and Godhead ; so that they are without the light, neither cometh to the light,

a For every one that doeth evil hateth excuse: Because that, when they lest his deeds should be reproved. knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful : but be

*Or, discovered. cause vain in their imaginations, and

a The world cannot hate you ; but their foolish heart was darkened. Pro- me it hateth, because I testify of it, fessing themselves to be wise, they vii

. 7. And the king of Israel said

that the works thereof are evil, John became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an

unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one image made like to corruptible man, whom we may enquire of the Lord:

man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by and to birds, and four-footed beasts, but I hate him ; for he doth not proand creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness phesy good concerning me, but evil. through the lusts of their own hearts, And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the to dishonour their own bodies be- king say so, i Kings xxii. 8. They tween themselves : Who changed the

are of those that rebel against the truth of God into a lie, and wor

light; they know not the ways thereof, shipped and served the creature more

nor abide in the paths thereof. The than the Creator, who is blessed for murderer rising with the light killeth ever. Amen. For this cause God the poor and needy, and in the night gave them up unto vile affections : for is as a thief. The eye also of the aduleven their women did change the na

terer waiteth for the twilight, saying, tural use into that which is against his face. In the dark they dig through

No eye shall see me: and disguiseth nature : And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, houses, which they had marked for burned in their lust one toward an

themselves in the day-time: they know other; men with men working that not the light. For the morning is to which is unseemly, and receiving in them even as the shadow of death: if themselves that recompence of their

one know them, they are in the terrors error which was meet. And even as

of the shadow of death, Job xxiv. 13 they did not like to retain God in

-17. A scorner loveth not one that their knowledge, God gave them over reproveth him : neither will he go to a reprobate mind, to do those unto the wise, Prov. xv. 12.

They things which are not convenient;

Be- hate him that rebuketh in the gate, ing filled with all unrighteousness, and they abhor him that speaketh upfornication, wickedness, covetousness,

rightly, Amos v. 10. But all things maliciousness ; full of envy, murder, that are reproved are made manifest debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, by the light; for whatsoever doth backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, make manifest is light, Eph. v. 13. proud, boasters, inventors of evil

VER. 21. things, disobedient to parents. With

ο δε ποιών την αλήθειαν, έρχεται προς out understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, impla- y DE ESTI biegaspiiva.

το φώς, ίνα φανερωθή αυτού τα έργα, ότι cable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which

a But he that doeth truth cometh to the commit such things are worthy of light, that his deeds may be made manideath, not only do the same, but fest, b that they are wrought in God. have pleasure in them that do them, a Blessed is the man that walketh Rom. i. 20—-32. And a stone of not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stumbling, and a rock of offence, even standeth in the way of sinners, nor to them which stumble at the word, sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But being disobedient : whereunto also his delight is in the law of the LORD; they were appointed, 1 Pet. ii. 8. and in his law doth he meditate day

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were so.

and night, Psal. i. 1, 2. Let my heart and of all uncleanness. Even so ye be sound in thy statutes, that I be also outwardly appear righteous unto not ashamed, cxix. 80. Thy word is men, but within ye are full of hypoa lamp unto my feet, and a light unto crisy and iniquity, 23—28. Beloved, my path. I have sworn, and I will follow not that which is evil, but that perform it, that I will keep thy righ- which is good. He that doeth good teous judgments, 105, 106. Search is of God: but he that doeth evil me, O God, and know my heart: try hath not seen God, 3 John 11. me, and know my thoughts : And see

VER. 22. if there be any wicked way in me, and

Μετά ταύτα ήλθεν ο Ιησούς, και οι μας lead me in the way everlasting, cxxxix. 23, 24. To the law and to the Intal avtoü els try Ploudaiay yöre xai ixet testimony: if they speak not accord- Sérgics per' aitäv, xai IBánity. ing to this word, it is because there is no After these things came Jesus and his lightiu them, Isa. viii. 20. These were disciples into the land of Judaa ; and more noble than those in Thessalonica, there he tarried with them, a and bapin that they received the word with all tized. readiness of mind, and searched the a And they came unto John, and Scriptures daily, whether those things said unto him, Rabbi, he that was

Therefore many of them with thee beyond Jordan, to whom believed ; also of honourable women thou barest witness, behold, the same which were Greeks, and of men, not baptizeth, and all men come to him, a few, Acts xvii. 11, 12. If we say

ver. 26. When therefore the Lord that we have fellowship with him, knew how the Pharisees had heard and walk in darkness, we lie, and do that Jesus made and baptized more not the truth, 1 John i. 6. A

disciples than John. (Though Jesus b Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias himself baptized not, but his disciprophesy of you, saying, This people ples), iv. 1, 2. drawethnigh unto me with their

VER. 29. mouth, and honoureth me with their

"Ην δε και Ιωάννης βαπτίζων εν Αίνων, Jips ; but their heart is far from me. But Syrus Toll Lansije, oro Udata ronda hexszin vain they do worship me, teaching xai nafeyivorto, noi èBantiforto. for doctrines the commandments of

And John also was a baptizing in Ænore men, Matt. xv. 7-9. Woe unto you, near to o Salim, because there was much Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! water there : and they came, and were for ye devour widows' houses, and for

baptized. a pretence make long prayer : there

a See on Matt. üi, ver. 6. clause 1. fore ye shall receive the greater damnation, xxiii. 14. Woe unto you, of Shechem, which is in the land of

b And Jacob came to Shalem a city Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and Canaan, when he came from Padan. cummin, and have omitted the weigh- city. 'And he bought a parcel of a

aram; and pitched his tent before the tier matters of the law, judgment, mer- field, where he had spread his tent, at cy, and faith : these ought ye to have the hand of the children of Hamor, done, and not to leave the other un

Shechem's father, for an hundred done. Ye blind guides, which strain ata gnat, and swallow a camel. Woe there an altar, and called it El-elobe

pieces of money. And he erected unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hy Israel, Gen. xxxiii. 18—20. pocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but

VER. 24. within they are full of extortion and Ούπω γαρ ήν βεβλημένος εις την φυλαexcess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse xong o 'Iwárms. first that which is within the cup and a For John was not yet cast into prison. platter, that the outside of them may a See on Matt. xi. ver. 2. clause 2. be clean also. Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye

VER. 25. are like unto whited sepulchres, which 'Εγένετο ούν ζήτησις εκ των μαθητών indeed appear beautiful outward, but | Ιωάννου μετά 'Ιουδαίων περί καθαρισμού. are within full of dead men's bones, . Then there arose a question between

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some of John's disciples and the Jews | before the testimony, where I will about purifying

meet with you. And it shall come to a See on Mark vii, ver.4.

pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall VER. 26.

choose, shall blossom: and I will

make to cease from me the murmurΚαι ήλθον προς τον, Ιωάννην, και είπον ings of the children of Israel, whereαυτώΡαββί, ός ήν μετά σου πέραν του | by they murmur against you, xvii. 1 *loçðárov, s où usuaptúgnxas, ide, otros --5. Then answered Amos, and said Baptiza, kai Tártes ipxovta agos aútáv. to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither

And they came unto John, and suid was I a prophet's son; but I was an unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee herdman, and a gatherer of sycamore beyond Jordan, a to whom thou barest fruit : And the LORD took me as I witness, behold, the same baptiseth, and followed the flock, and the LORD said call men come to him.

unto me, Go, prophesy unto my peoa See on chap. i. ver. 15.

ple Israel, Amos vii. 14, 15. And After these things came Jesus and other two, and to another one ; to

unto one he gave five talents, to anhis disciples into the land of Judæa ; and there he' tarried with them, and every man according to his several baptized, ver. 22.

ability; and straightway took his jour¢ The Pharisees therefore said ney, Matt. xxv. 15. For the Son of among themselves, Perceive ye how who left his house, and garé autho

man is as a man taking a far journey, ye prevail nothing behold, the world rity to his servants, and to every man is gone after him, John xii. 19.

his work, and commanded the porter VER. 27.

to watch, Mark xii. 34. By whom

we have received grace and apostle'Απεκρίθη Ιωάννης, και είπεν ου δύναται ship, for obedience to the faith among arganos naußávesy oidày, lày ren in dedo all nations, for his name, Rom. i. 5. μένον αυτω εκ του ουρανού. .

So we, being many, are one body in John answered and said, a A man can Christ, and every one members one of réceive nothing, except it be given him another. Having then gifts differing s from heaven.

according to the grace that is given to

us, whether prophesy, let us prophesy • Or, take unto himself.

according to the proportion of faith; a And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, Or ministry, let us wait on our minisI pray you, ye sons of Levi: Seemeth tering: or he that teacheth, on teachit but a small thing unto you, that the ing : Or he that exhorteth, on exhorGod of Israel hath separated you from tation : he that giveth, let him do it the congregation of Israel, to bring with simplicity; he that ruleth, with you near to himself to do the service diligence; he that sheweth mercy, of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to with cheerfulness, Rom. xii. 5-8. stand before the congregation to mi- Who then is Paul, and who is Apolnister unto them? And he hath los, but ministers by whom ye belierbrought thee near to him, and all thyed, even as the Lord gave to every brethren the sons of Levi with thee: man? 1 Cor. ii. 5. Wherefore I give and seek ye the priesthood also ; you to understand, thatno man speakNumb. xvi. 8--10. And the LORD ing by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus spake unto Moses, saying, Speak accursed : and that no man can say into the children of Israel, and take that Jesus is the Lord, but by the of every one of them a rod according Holy Ghost. Now there are diversito the house of their fathers, of all ties of gifts, but the same Spirit. And their princes according to the house of there are differences of administratheir fathers twelve rods : write thou tions, but the same Lord. And there every man's name upon bis rod. And are diversities of operations, but it is thou shalt write Aaron's name upon the same God which worketh all in all. the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be But the manifestation of the Spirit is for the head of the house of their fa given to every man to profit withal. thers. And thou shalt lay them up For to one is given by the Spirit the in the tabernacle of the congregation word of wisdom ; to another the word

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