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of knowledge by the same Spirit ; To, when the Jews sent Priests and Leanother faith by the same Spirit ; to vites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who another the gifts of healing by the same art thou ? And he confessed, and deSpirit; To another the working of mira- nied not: but confessed, I am not the cles; to another prophesy; to another Christ. And they asked him, What discerning of spirits; to another divers then ? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I kinds of tongues; to another the inter- am not. Art thou that prophet? And pretation of tongues : But all these he answered, No. Then said they worketh that one and the self-same unto him, Who art thou? that we may Spirit, dividing to every man severally give an answer to them that sent us. as he will, xii. 3—11. But by the grace What sayest thou of thyself? He said, of God I am what I am : and his grace I am the voice of one crying in the which was bestowed upon me was not wilderness, Make straight the way of in vain ; but I laboured more abun- the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias, dantly than they all : yet not I, but John i. 19—23. the grace of God which was with me, b See on Matt. iii. ver. 3. Iv. 10. Paul, an apostle (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ,

VER. 29. and God the Father, who raised him ο έχων την νύμφην, νυμφίος έστίν· ο δε from the dead), Gal. i.1. Whereof I was piros Toù vuppiov, o tornà nal årstar made a minister, according to the gift αυτού, χαρά χαίρει διά την φωνήν του of the grace of God given unto me by νυμφίου: αύτη ούν και χαρά ή έμή σεπλήthe effectual working of his power. Seoras. Unto me, who am less than the least

a He that hath the bride is the brideof all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles groom: but the friend of the bridegroom, the unsearchable riches of Christ, which standeth and heareth him, rejoicEph. iii. 7, 8. Every good gift and eth greatly because of the bridegroom's every perfect gift is from above, and voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. cometh down from the Father of a Come with me from Lebanon, my lights, with whom is no variableness, spouse, with me from Lebanon : look neither shadow of turning, James i. from the top of Amana, from the top 17. As every man hath received of Shenir and Hermon, from the lion's the gift, even so minister the same one dens, from the mountains of the leoto another, as good stewards of the pards. Thou hast ravished my heart, manifold grace of God. If any man my sister, my spouse; thou hast raspeak, let him speak as the oracles of vished my heart with one of thine God; if any minister, let him do it as eyes, with one chain of thy neck. of the ability which God giveth: that How fair is thy love, my sister, my God in all things may be glorified spouse ! how much better is thy love through Jesus Christ, to whom be than wine! and the smell of thine praise and dominion for ever and ointment than all spices! Thy lips, ever. Amen, 1 Pet. iv. 10, 11. O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb:

b The baptism of John, whence was honey and milk are under thy tongue; it? from heaven, or of men ? And they and the smell of thy garments is like reasoned with themselves, saying, If the smell of Lebanon, Cant. iv. 8—11. we shall say, From heaven; he will For thy Maker is thine husband; the say unto us, Why did ye not then be- LORD of hosts is his name; and thy lieve him? Matt. xxi. 25. and Mark Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; xi. 30, 31.

The God of the whole earth shall he be VER. 28.

called, Isa. liv. 5. Thou shalt no more Αυτοί υμείς μου μαρτυρείτε ότι είπον· be termed Forsaken ; neither shall thy Oùs diui bà Xpustós, ára om megtan- land any more be termed Desolate: μένος είμι έμπροσθεν εκείνου. .

but thou shalt be called Hephzi-bah, * Ye yourselves bear me witness, that delighteth

in thee, and thy land shall

and thy land Beulah: for the Lord I said, am not the Christ, b but that I be married. For as a young man marann sent before him.

rieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry * And this is the record of John, thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth

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JOHN III. 29-31.

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over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice in him: all nations shall call him over thee, lxii. 4, 5. And I will be blessed. Blessed be the LORD God, troth thee unto me for ever; yea, I the God of Israel, who only doeth will betroth thee unto me in righteous- wondrous things, Psal. lxxii. 17, 18. ness, and in judgment, and in loving. Of the increase of his government and kindness, and in mercies. I will even peace there shall be no end, upon the betroth thee unto me in faithfulness; throne of David, and upon his kingand thou shalt know the LORD, Hos. dom, to order it, and to establish it ii. 19, 20. And Jesus said unto them, with judgment and with justice from Can the children of the bride-chamber henceforth even for ever. The zeal of mourn, as long as the bridegroom is the LORD of hosts will perform this, with them? but the days will come, Isa. ix. 7. Thou sawest till that a when the bridegroom shall be taken stone was cut out without hands, from them, and then shall they fast, which smote the image upon his feet Matt. ix. 15. The kingdom of heaven is that were of iron and clay, and brake like unto a certain king, which made them to pieces. Then was the iron, a marriage for his son, xxii. 2. For the clay, the brass, the silver, and the I am jealous over you with godly gold, broken to pieces together, and jealousy: for I have espoused you to became like the chaff of the summer one husband, that I may present you threshing-floors; and the wind carried as a chaste virgin to Christ, 2 Cor. them away, that no place was found xi. 2. So ought men to love their for them: and the stone that smote wives as their own bodies. He that the image became a great mountain, loveth his wife loveth himself. For and filled the whole earth, Dan. ii. no man ever yet hated his own flesh; 34, 35. And in the days of these but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even kings shall the God of heaven set up as the Lord the church: For we are a kingdom, which shall never be demembers of his body, of his flesh, and stroyed: and the kingdom shall not be of his bones. For this cause shall a left to other people, but it shall break man leave his father and mother, and in pieces and consume all these kingshall be joined unto his

wife, and they doms, and it shall stand for ever, 44. two shall be one flesh. This is a great See also on Matt. viii. ver. 11. clause 1. mystery: but I speak concerning Christ

VER. 31, and the church, Eph. v. 28–32. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour

“ο άνωθεν ερχόμενος, επάνω σάντων to him: for

the marriage of the Lamb orivo o mv ex oñszñc, tu tñc pñs icti, vai is come, and his wife hath made

her éx tās gās nade. 'o ix to oupavoü ipxeself ready, And to her was granted MEVOS, étáva várta ésti. that she should be arrayed in fine

a He that cometh from above bis above linen, clean and white: for the fine all; che that is of the earth is earthly, linen is the righteousness of saints. and speaketh of the earth : he that comAnd he saith unto me, Write, Bless eth from heaven is above all. ed are they which are called unto the

a See on ver. 13. clause 1. marriage supper of the Lamb. And b In the beginning was the Word, he saith unto me, These are the true and the Word was with God, and the sayings of God, Rev. rix. 7-9. And Word was God. The same was in the there came unto me one of the seven beginning with God. All things were angels which had the seven vials full made by him; and without him was of the seven last plagues, and talked not any thing made that was made, with me, saying, Come hither, I will John i. 1-3. John bare witness of shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife, him, and cried, saying, This was be of xxi. 9.

whom I spake, He that cometh after VER. 30.

me is preferred before me: for he was 'Encūrov dei zikávery, épei di natrovatas. before me. And of his fulness have a He must increase, but I must decrease. For the law was given by Moses, but

all we received, and grace for grace. His name shall endure for ever: grace and truth'came by Jesus Christ, his name shall be continued as long No man bath seen God at any time; as the sun: and men shall be blessed the only-begotten Son, which is in the

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bosom of the Father, he hath declared Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the him, 15--18. John answered them, Father, Philip. č. 9-11. God, who saying, I baptize with water : but at sundry times and in divers manners there standeth one among you, whom spake in time past unto the fathers by ye know not; He it is, who coming the prophets, Hath in these last days after me is preferred before me, whose spoken unto us by his Son, whom be shoe's latchet I am not worthy to un- hath appointed heir of all things by loose. These things were done in whom also be made the worlds; Who Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John being the brightness of his glory. and was baptizing. The next day John the express image of his person, and seeth Jesus coming unto him, and upholding all things by the word of saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which his power, when he had by himself taketh away the sin of the world. purged our sins, sat down on the right This is he of whom I said, After me hand of the Majesty on high ; Being cometb a man which is preferred be- made so much better than the angels, fore me: for he was before me, 26, as he hath by inheritance obtained a 30. For the Father loveth the Son, more excellent name than they. For and sheweth him all things that him- unto wbich of the angels said he at self doeth : and he will shew him any time, Thou art my Son, this day greater works than these, that ye may have I begotten thee? And again. Í marvel. For as the Father raiseth up will be to him a Father, and he shall the dead, and quickeneth them; even be to me a Son? And again, when 60 the Son quickeneth whom he will. he bringeth in the first-begotten into For the Father judgeth no man, but the world, he saith, And let all the hath committed all judgment unto the angels of God worship him. And of Son: That all men should honour the the angels he saith, Who maketh his Son; even as they honour the Father. angels spirits, and his ministers a He that honoureth not the Son honour- flame of fire. But unto the Son he eth not the Father which hath sent saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever him, v. 20—23. And Jesus came and ever: a sceptre of righteousness and spake unto them, saying, All is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou power is given unto me in heaven and hast loved righteousness, and hated in earth, Matt. xxviii. 18. The word iniquity; therefore God, even thy which God sent unto the children of God, hath anointed thee with the oil Israel, preaching peace by Jesus of gladness above thy fellows. And, Christ: (he is Lord of all :) Acts x. Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid 36. Whose are the fathers, and of the foundation of the earth; and the whom as concerning the Aesh Christ heavens are the works of thine hands : came; who is over all, God blessed for They shall perish; but thou remainest; ever. Amen. Rom. ix. 5. Which he and they shall all wax old as doth a wrought in Christ, when he raised him garment ; And as a resture shalt thou. from the dead, and set him at his own fold them up, and they shall be right hand in the heavenly places, far changed: but thou art the same, and above all principality, and power, and thy years shall not fail. But to which might, and dominion, and every name of the angels said he at any time, Sit that is named, not only in this world, on my right hand, until I make thine but also in that which is to come: enemies thy footstool, Heb. i. 1–13. And hath put all things under his feet, For this man was counted worthy of and gave him to be the head over all more glory than Moses, inasmuch as things to the church, Which is his he who hath builded the house hath body, the fulness of him that filleth more honour than the house. For all in all, Eph. i. 20—23. "Wherefore every house is builded by some man ; God also hath highly exalted him, but he that built all things is God. and given him a name which is above And Moses verily was faithful in all every name: That at the name of his house, as a servant, for a testimony Jesus every knee should bow, of things of those things which were to be spoken in heaven, and things in earth, and after; But Christ as a son over his things under the earth ; And that every own house ; whose house are we, if tongue should confess that Jesus! we hold fast the confidence and the

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rejoicing of the hope firm unto the 2 He that hath received his testimony end, iii. 3-6. Jesus Christ: Who is hath set to his seal that God is true. gone into heaven, and is on the right a He that believeth on the Son of hand of God; angels and authorities God hath the witness in himself: he and powers being made subject unto that beliereth not God hath made him, 1 Pet. iii. 21, 22. And I saw him a liar; because he believeth not heaven opened, and behold a white the record that God gave of his Son, horse ; and he that sat upon him was 1 John v, 10. called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make

VER. 34. war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, “Ον γαρ απέστειλεν ο Θεός, τα βήματα and on his head were many crowns; | του Θεού λαλεί ου γαρ εκ μέτρου δίδωσιν and he had a name written, that no é sóc tò livsŪua. man knew, but he himself. And he "was clothed with a vesture dipped in

a For he whom God hath sent speaketh blood: and his name is called The the words of God: bfor God giveth not Word of God. And the armies which the Spirit by measure unto him. were in heaven followed him upon

a For God sent not his Son into the white horses, clothed in fine linen, world to condemn the world; but that white and clean. And out of his the world through him might be saved, mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with ver. 17. Jesus answered them and said, it he should smite the nations: and My doctrine is not mine, but his that he shall rule them with a rod of iron : sent me, vii. 16. I have many things and he treadeth the winepress of the to say and to judge of you: but he that fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. sent me is true; and I speak to the And he hath on his vesture and on bis world those things which I have heard thigh a name written, KING OF of him. They understood not that he KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS, spake to them of the Father. Then Rev. xix. 11-16.

said Jesus unto them, When ye have • The first man is of the earth, lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye earthy: the second man is the Lord know that I am he, and that I do nofrom heaven. As is the earthy, such thing of myself; but as my Father bath are they also that are earthy, 1 Cor. taught me, I speak these things, viü. XV. 47, 48.

26-28. But now ye seek to kill me, VER. 32.

a man that hath told you the truth, Kai o lupaxe sal inovce, TOŪTO Maptu- wbich I have heard of God: this did

raà thu paprugíar ajróū ouders nag-, not Abraham, 40. He that is of God Size:.

heareth God's words; ye therefore * And what he hath seen and heard, hear them not, because ye are not of that he testifieth ; band no man receiveth God, 47, liis testimony

b And of his fulness have all we a For the Father loveth the Son, and received, and grace for grace, John i. sheweth him all things that himself 16. For as the Father hath life in doeth, John v. 20. I have many to have life in himself, v. 26. But

himself; so hath he given to the Son things to say and to judge of you: but when the Comforter is come, whom I he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have will send unto you from the Father, heard of him, viii. 26. Henceforth Iceedeth from the Father, he shall

even the Spirit of truth, which procall you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but testify of me, xv. 26. Nevertheless I I have called you friends; for all tell you the truth; It is expedient for things that I have heard of my Father you that I go away: for if I go not I have made known unto you, xv. 15. away, the Comforter will not come See also on ver. 11. clause 1.

unto you; but if I depart, I will send b See on chap. i. ver. 11. clause 2.

him unto you, xvi. 7. For it pleased

the Father that in him should all fulVER. 33.

ness dwell, Col. i. 19. For in him ο λαβών αυτού την μαρτυρίαν, έσφρά- dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead γισεν ότι ο Θεός αληθής εστιν.

bodily, ii. 9.

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JOHN III. 35, 36.-IV. 1-6.

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VER. 35.

earth, and the great men, and the rich

men, and the chief captains, and the “Ο πατήρ αγαπά τον υιόν, και πάντα

mighty men, and every bondman, and δέδωκεν εν τη χειρί αυτού. a The Father Loveth the Son, band hath dens and in the rocks of the moun

every freeman, hid themselves in the given all things into his hand.

tains; And said to the mountains and a For the Father loveth the Son, rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from and sheweth him all things that him- the face of him that sitteth on the self doeth, John v. 20. As the Father throne, and from the wrath of the hath loved me, so have I loved you: Lamb: For the great day of his wrath continue ye in my love, wv. 9. 1 in is come; and who shall be able to them, and thou in me, that they may stand, Rev. vi. 15—17. be made perfect in one ; and that the

CHAP. IV.-VER. 1. world may know that thou hast sent

Ως ούν έγνω ο Κύριος ότι ήκουσαν οι me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. Father, I will that they mosT rai Baptifat À Iváves,

Φαρισαίοι ότι Ιησούς πλείονας μαθητές also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may the Pharisees had heard that bJesus made

When therefore a the Lord knew how behold my glory, which thou hast and baptised more disciples than John, given me : for thou lovedst me before

2 See on Luke ü. ver. 11. clause 3. the foundation of the world, xvii. 23, 24. And I have declared unto them

b After these things came Jesus and thy name, and will declare it: that his disciples into the land of Judæa, the love wherewith thou hast loved and there he tarried with them, and me may be in them, and I in them, baptized, John iii. 24. And they came 26. See also on Matt. iii. ver. 17. that was with thee beyond Jordan, to

to John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he clause 2. b See on Matt. xxviii. ver. 18.

whom thou barest witness, behold,

the same baptizeth, and all men come VER. 36.

to him, 26. “ο πιστεύων εις τον υιόν, έχει ζωήν αιώ

VER. 2. γιον· ο δε άπειθών τώ υιώ, ουκ όψεται ζωήν, (Καίτοιγε 'Ιησούς αυτός ουκ εβάπτιζεν, αλλ' ή οργή του Θεού μένει επ' αυτόν.

αλλ' οι μαθηταί αυτού) a He that believeth on the Son b hath

(Though Jesus himself baptized not, everlasting life: Cand he that believeth but his disciples,) not the Son shall not see life; d but the

VER. 3. wrath of God abideth on him. - See on Mark xvi. ver. 16. clause 1.

'Αφήκε την Ιουδαίαν, και απήλθε πάλιν b See on Matt. xix. ver. 16. clause 3.

εις την Γαλιλαίαν. • See on ver. 18. clause 2.

a He left Judæa, and b departed again For the wrath of God is revealed

into Galilee. from heaven against all ungodliness

a After these things came Jesus and and unrighteousness of men, who hold his disciples into the land of Judæa ; the truth in unrighteousness, Rom. i. and there he tarried with them, and 18. Much more then, being now baptized, John iii. 22. justified by his blood, we shall be

6 And the third day there was a saved from wrath through him, v. 9. marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the For as many as are of the works of the mother

of Jesus was there : And both law are under the curse: for it is Jesus was called, and his disciples, to written, Cursed is every one that con- the marriage, John ii. 1, 2. tinueth not in all things which are

VER. 4. written in the book of the law to do "Εδει. δε αυτόν διέρχεσθαι δια της Σαthem, Gal. iii. 10. Let no man de μαρείας. . ceive you with vain words: for because

And he must needs go through Saof these things cometh the wrath of

maria. God upon the children of disobedi

a See on Matt. x. ver. 5. clause S. ence, Eph. v. 6. Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come,

VER. 5. 1 Thess. i. 10. And the kings of the "Ερχεται ούν εις πόλιν της Σαμαρείας,

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