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JOHN VIII. 39-42.

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a Neither, because they are the wardly; neither is thut circumcision, seed of Abraham, are they all child which is outward in the flesh: But dren : but, In Isaac shall thy seed he is a Jew, which is one inwardly ; be called, Rom. ix. 7.

and circumcision is that of the heart, b See on Matt. xii. ver. 14.

in the spirit, and not in the letter; • See on chap. i. vet. 11. clause 2. whose praise is not of men, but of

God, Rom. ii. 28, 29. And the faVER. 38.

ther of circumcision to them who are Εγώ εώρακα παρά τω πατρί μου, not of the circumcision only, but who λαλώ και υμείς ούν ο έωράαατε παρά το also walk in the steps of that faith of πατρί υμών, ποιείτε.

our father Abraham, which he had I speak that which I have seen with being yet uncircumcised, iv. 12. Neimy Father : and ye do that which ye ther, because they are the seed of have seen with your father.

Abraham, are they all children : but, • See on chap. v. ver. 19. clause 1. In Isaac shall thy seed be called, ix. • Ye do the deeds of your father. 7. Know ye therefore that they which Then said they to him, We be not

are of faith, the same are the children born of fornication : we have one Fa- of Abraham, Gal. iii. 7. And if ye ther, even God, ver. 41. Ye are of be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's your father the devil, and the lusts of seed, and heirs according to the proyour father ye will do: He was a

mise, 29. murderer from the beginning, and

VER. 40. abode not in the truth, because there Νύν δε ζητείτί με αποκτεϊναι, άνθρωπον is no truth in him. When he speak- és anyårdelar upiv nedáanna, my nxovea eth a lie, he speaketh of his own: for | παρά του Θεού· τούτο 'Αβραάμ ουκ εποίηhe is a liar, and the father of it, 44. GEY. He that committeth sin is of the devil : for the devil sinneth from the that hath told you the truth, which I

* But now ye seek to kill me, ba man beginning. For this purpose the Son have heard of God: this did not Abraof God was manifested, that he might ham. destroy the works of the devil. Whosoever is born of God doth not com

a See on Matt. xii. ver. 14. mit sin; for his seed remaineth in

• See on chap. iii. ver. 32. clause 1. him: and he cannot sin, because he

VER. 41. is born of God. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children

Υμείς ποιείτε τα έργα του πατρός of the devil: whosoever doeth not ipar Elwoy olv autą. 'Hysis ix Fogveias righteousness is not of God, neither oύ γεγεννήμεθα· ένα πατέρα έχομεν, τον

Θεόν. he that loveth not his brother, 1 John iii. 8-10.

a Ye do the deeds of your father. Then VER. 39.

said they to him, We be not born of for

nication ; we have one Father, even 'Απεκρίθησαν και είπον αυτώ ο πατήρ | Goa. ημών 'Αβραάμ έστι. Λέγει αυτοίς ο Ιησούς: Εί τέκνα του Αβραάμ ήτε, τα έργα

a See on ver. 38. clause 2.

See on Matt. v. ver. 16. clause S. του Αβραάμ έποιείτε άν. They answered and said unto him,

VER. 42. Abraham is our Father. a Jesus saith

Είπεν ούν αυτοίς ο Ιησούς: Εί ο Θεός unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. Fathp ipão hy, nyawati ay luí égün I know that ye are Abraham's ràp ix to @tom lenagov

, xai fimao oído seed: but ye seek to kill me, because yàp, án épautov bahnuga, saatxeīvós my word bath no place in you, ver. 37. And think not to say within

Jesus said unto them, a If God were yourselves, We have Abraham to our your Father, ye would love me : 6 for I father : for I say unto you, that God proceeded forih and came from God; is able of these stones to raise up chil. neither came 1 of myself, but he sent dren unto Abraham, Matt. iï. 9. For he is not a Jew, which is one out a See on chap. v. ver. 23. VOL. II.



με απέστειλε. .

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JOHN VII), 42-44.

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b See on chap. iii. ver. 13. clauses judgment is true; for I am not alone, 1. 3.

but I and the Father that sent me c For God so loved the world, that viii. 16. For I have not spoken of he gave his only-begotten Son, that myself : but the Father which sent whosoever believeth in him should me, he gave me a commandment, not perish, but have everlasting life. what I should say, and what I should For God sent pot his Son into the speak. And I know that his comworld to condemn the world; but mandment is life everlasting: whatthat the world through him might be soever I speak therefore, even as the saved, John iii. 16, 17. I can of Father said unto me, so I speak, xiii mine own self do nothing : as I hear 49, 50. But when the fulness of the I judge; and my judgment is just; time was come, God sent forth his because I seek not mine own will, Son, made of a woman, made under but the will of my Father which hath the law, Gal. iv. 4.' In this was me. sent me, v. 30. "But I have greater nifested the love of God toward us, witness than that of John ; for the because that God sent his only-beworks which the Father hath given gotten Son into the world, that we me to finish, the same works that I might live through him. Herein is do, bear witness of me, that the love, not that we loved God, but that Father hath sent me. And the Fa: he loved us, and sent his Son to be ther himself, which hath sent me, the propitiation for our sins, 1 Joho bath borne witness of me. Ye have iv. 9, 10. neither heard his voice at any time,

VER. 43. nor seen his shape. And ye have not his word abiding in you; for

Διατί την λαλιάν την εμήν ού γινώσκετε; ; whom he hath sent, him believe

ότι ου δύνασθε ακούειν τον λόγον τον εμόν. not, 36–38. I am come in my Fa Why do ye not understand my speech? ther's name, and ye receive me not: a even because ye cannot hear my word? if another shall come in his own a See on Matt. xiii. ver. 14. name, him

will receive, 43. Then

VER. 44. cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and ye sai tās imiduplas tou tatpos ipeãy Sé:

Υμείς εκ πατρός του διαβόλου έστε, know whence I am : and I am not come of myself, but he that gent me is λετε ποιεϊν. Εκείνος ανθρωποκτόνος ήν απ' true, whom ye know not. But I know apxãs, rai iv tm á andsię oix isrnxs, 071 him: for I am from him, and he hath oix Totoy dańbeta ivairą. Otay Mean To sent me, vii. 28, 29. Then Jesus said tõdos, ix rão Idlar nakti ört friotas unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto

έστι, και ο πατήρ αυτού. you, Moses gave you not that bread * Ye are of your father b the devil, from heaven; but my Father giveth and the lusts of your father ye will do. you the true bread from heaven, vi. He was a murderer from the begin32. For I came down from heaven, ning, d and abode not in the truth, benot to do mine own will, but the will cause there is no truth in him. When of him that sent me. And this is the he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own : Father's will which hath sent me, for he is a liar, and the father of it. That of all which he hath given me a See on ver. 38. clause 2. I should lose nothing, but should b See on Matt. iv, ver. 1. clause 4. raise it up again at the last day. And c But of the fruit of the tree which this is the will of him that sent me, is in the midst of the garden, God That every one which seeth the Son, hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neiand believeth on him, may have ever-ther shall ye touch it, lest ye die. lasting life: and I will raise him up And the serpent said unto the woman, at the last day, 38–40. As the liv. Ye shall not surely die: For God ing Father hath sent me, and I live doth know that in the day ye eat by the Father; so he that eateth me, thereof, then your eyes shall be openeven he shall live by me, 57. Jesus ed, and ye shall be as gods, knowing answered them, and said, My doc- good and evil. And when the woman trine is not mine, but his that sent saw that the tree was good for food, me, vii. 16. And yet if I judge, my and that it was pleasant to tbe eyes,

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JOHN VIIT. 44-46.

A. D. 32. and a tree to be desired to make one Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and the price of the land ? Acts v. 3. did eat, and gave also unto her husband And said, O full of all subtilty and all with her; and he did eat. And the mischief, thou child of the devil, thou eyes of them both were opened, and enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou they knew that they were naked; and not cease to pervert the right ways of they sewed fig leaves together, and the Lord? xiii. 10. But I fear, lest made themselves aprons, Gen. iii. by any means, as the serpent beguiled 3–7. And Satan stood up against Eve through his subtilty, so your Israel, and provoked David to num- minds should be corrupted from the ber Israel, i Cbron. xxi. 1. So the simplicity that is in Christ, 2 Cor. LORD sent pestilence upon Israel : xi. 3. For such are false apostles, and there fell of Israel seventy thou- deceitful workers, transforming themsand men. And God sent an angel selves into the apostles of Christ. unto Jerusalem to destroy it: and as And no marvel; for Satan himself is he was destroying, the LORD beheld, transformed into an angel of light. and he repented him of the evil, and Therefore it is no great thing if his said to the angel that destroyed, It is ministers also be transformed as the enough, stay now thine hand. And ministers of righteousness; whose the angel of the LORD stood by the end shall be according to their works, threshingfloor of Oman the Jebusite, 13-15. Even him, whose coming is 14, 15. Be sober, be vigilant; be after the working of Satan with all cause your adversary the devil, as a power and signs and lying wonders, roaring lion, walketh about, seeking And with all deceivableness of unwhom he may devour, 1 Pet. v. 8. righteousness in them that perish; Not as Cain, who was of that wicked because they received not the love of one, and slew his brother, 1 John the truth, that they might be saved, iii. 12.

2 Thess. ii. 9, 10. And the great For if God spared not the angels dragon was cast out, that old serpent, that sinned, but cast them down to called the Devil, and Satan, which hell, and delivered them into chains deceiveth the whole world : he was of darkness, to be reserved unto judg- cast out into the earth, and his angels ment, 2 Pet. ii. 4. And [the angels were cast out with him, Rev. xii. 9. which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath re

VER. 45. served in everlasting chains under 'Eggs! di ott hy danDelay abyw, où darkness unto the judgment of the πιστεύετέ μοι. great day, Jude 6.

And because I tell you the truth, ye e But of the fruit of the tree which believe me not. is in the midst of the garden, God

VER. 46. hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

τις εξ υμών ελέγχει με περί αμαρτίας; ; And the serpent said unto the wo

ει δε αλήθειαν λέγω, διατί υμείς ου πισYe shall not surely die : For

τεύετε man,

phol; God doth know that in the day ye eat

a Which of you convinceth me of sin? thereof, then your eyes shall be open.

And if I say the truth, why do ye not beed, and ye shall be as gods, knowing lieve me? good and evil, Gen. iii. 3—5. Then a Hereafter I will not talk much there came out a spirit, and stood be with you: for the prince of this world fore the LORD, and said, I will en- cometh, and hath nothing in me, John tice him. And the LORD said unto xiv. 30. If ye keep my commandhim, Wherewith ? And he said, I will ments, ye shall abide in my love; go out, and be a lying spirit in the even as I have kept my Father's commouth of all his prophets. And the mandments, and abide in his love, LORD said, Thou shalt entice him, xv. 10. For he hath made him to be and thou shalt also prevail : go out, sin for us, who knew no sin ; that we and do even so, 2 Chron. xviii. 20, 21. might be made the righteousness of But Peter said Ananias, why hath God in him, 2 Cor. v. 21. For such Satan filled thine heart to lie to the an high priest became us, who is holy,

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JOHN VIII. 46–54.

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harmless, undefiled, separate from Jesus answered, I have not a devil; sinners, and made higher than the a but I honour my Father, and ye de heavens, Heb. vii. 26. For even dishonour me. hereunto were ye called : because 2 See on ver. 29. clause 2. Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his

VER. 50. steps: Who did no sin, neither was

'Εγώ δε ου ζητώ την δόξαν μου έστιν ο guile found in his mouth, 1 Pet. ii. Intão vai rezivov. 21, 22. And if any man sin, we

a And I seek not mine own glory : have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, i John there is one that seeketh and judgeth. ii. 1. And ye know that he was ma a See on chap. vii. ver, 18. nifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin, iii. 5.

VER. 51.

'Αμήν αμήν λέγω υμίν, εαν τις τον VER. 47.

λόγον τον εμόν τηρήση, θάνατον ου με ο ών εκ του Θεού, τα βήματα του Θεού θεωρήση εις τον αιώνα. ακούει· διά τούτο υμείς ούκ ακούετε, ότι έκ του Θεού ουκ εστέ.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, * If a a He that is of God heareth God's

man keep my saying, he shall never

b see death. words: bye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

a See on Mark xvi. ver. 16. clause 1. My sheep hear my voice, and I • What man is he that liveth, and know them, and they follow me, John shall not see death ? shall be deliver X. 27. I have manifested thy name

his soul from the hand of the grave? unto the men which thou gavest me Selah, Psal. xcviii. 48. And it was out of the world : thine they were, revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, and thou gavest them me ; and they that he should not see death before have kept thy word. Now they have he had seen the Lord's Christ, Luke known that all things, whatsoever ii. 26. thou hast given me, are of thee. For

VER. 52. I have given unto them the words Είπον ούν αυτώ α Ιουδαίοι: Νύν έγνώwhich thou gavest me ; and they καμεν ότι δαιμόνιον έχεις 'Αβραάμ απέhave received them, and have known | Θανε και οι προφήται, και συ λέγεις. Εάν surely that I came out from thee, and τις τον λόγον μου τηρήση, ου μή γεύσεται they have believed that thou didst | θανάτου εις τον αιωνα. send me, xvii. 6–8. We are of God: he that knoweth God, heareth know that a thou hast a devil. Abraham

Then said the Jews unto him, Now we us; he that is not of God, heareth is dead, and the prophets ; and thou not us. Hereby know we the spirit sayest, if a man keep my saying, he shall of truth, and the spirit of error, 1 John never taste of death. iv. 6. • But ye believe not, because ye

a See on Matt. I, ver. 25. are not of my sheep, as I said unto

VER. 53. you, John a. 26.

Μη σε μείζων εί του πατρός ημών VER. 48.

'Αβραάμ, όστις απίθανε και και οι προφή'Απεκρίθησαν ούν οι Ιουδαίοι, και είπον

ται απέθανον· τίνα σεαυτόν συ ποιείς; αυτώ: Ού καλώς λέγομεν ημείς, ότι Σα a Art thou greater than our father μαρείτης εί σύ, και δαιμόνιον έχεις; Abraham, which is dead? and the pro

Then answered the Jews, and said phets are dead: whom makest thou thyunto him, Say we not well that thou art self? a Samaritan, a and hast a devil?

* See on Matt. xii. ver. 6. a See on Matt. X. ver. 25.

VER. 54.
VER. 49.

'Απεκρίθη 'Ιησούς: 'Εάν εγώ δοξάζω 'Απεκρίθη Ιησούς: Εγώ δαιμόνιον ουχ έμαυτόν, και δόξα μου ουδέν έστιν έστιν και έχω, αλλά τιμώ τον πατέρα μου, και 1 πατήρ μου και δοξάζων με, δν υμείς λέγετε υμείς ατιμάζετί με

ότι Θεός υμών έστι. .

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JOHN VIII.54–59.

A. D. 32. Jesus answered, a If I honour myself, Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily. my honour is nothing: bit is my Father I say unto you, a Before Abraham was, that honoureth me; Cof whom ye say, I am. that he is your God: a If I bear witness of myself, my

a See on chap. i. ver. 1. witness is not true, John v. 31.

a And God said unto Moses, I AM

THAT I AM : and he said, Thus
See on chap. v. ver. 37. clause 1.
We be not born of fornication ; Israel, I AM Nath sent me unto you.

shalt thou say unto the children of we have one Father, even God, ver.

And God said, moreover, unto Mo41. Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest dren of Israel, the LORD God of your

ses, Thus shalt thou say unto the chilthy boast of God, Rom. ii. 17.

fathers, the God of Abraham, the God VER, 55.

of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath Kai o'x igránate autór byà de olda sent me unto you; this is my name autór sal tày sinw ori vise olds airds, for ever, and this is my memorial unto iropas oxosos ipão, feierne dam olda all generations, Exod. iii. 14, 15.

Remember the former things of old : αυτόν, και τον λόγον αυτού τηρώ.

for I am God, and there is none else; Yet a ye have not known him; b but I am God, and there is none like me, I know him: and if I should say, I Isa. xlvi. 9. know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his

VER. 59. saying

"Ηραν ούν λίθους ϊνα βάλωσιν επ' αυτόν See on chap. vii. ver. 28. clause 4. 'inocus di ingúßn, xai i na Tev İX TOŪiego, See on Matt. xi. ver. 27. clause 3. dien. Tar dià uirou aitārı xal maghiyev See on chap. iii. ver. 11. clause 1.


a Then took they up stones to cast at VER. 56.

him: but Jesus hid himself, and went 'Αβραάμ, ο πατήρ υμών, ήγαλλιάσατο | out of the temple, going through the iva idn my nplpar tiv iphr kai člde, sal midst of them, and so passed by. ixapr.

a I and my father are one. Then a Your father Abraham rejoiced to the Jews took up stones again to see my day: and he saw it, and was stone him. Jesus answered them, glad.

Many good works have I shewed you a And the Scripture, foreseeing that from my Father ; for which of those God would justify the heathen through works do ye stone me? The Jews faith, preached before the Gospel unto answered him, saying, For a good Abraham, saying, In thee shall all work we stone thee not; but for blas. nations be blessed, Gal. iii. 8. These phemy; and because that thou, being all died in faith, not having received a man, makest thyself God, John X. the promises, but having seen them 30-33. And he that blasphemeth afar off, and were persuaded of them, the name of the LORD, he shall surely and embraced them, and confessed be put to death, and all the congrethat they were strangers and pilgrims gation shall certainly stone him; as on the earth, Heb. xi. 13.

well the stranger, as he that is born

in the land, when he blasphemeth the VER. 57.

name of the LORD, shall be put to Elte oùy of 'Ioudaio após autóv. [ley- death, Lev. xxiv. 16. And said, Bethxona itn ourW ixels, rad 'Abgadu hold, I see the heavens opened, and Ibanas;

the Son of man standing on the right Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art hand of God. Then they cried out not yet fifty years old, and hast thou with a loud voice, and stopped their sten Abraham?

ears, and ran upon him with one ac

cord. And cast him out of the city, VER. 58.

and stoned him: and the witnesses Είπεν αυτοίς ο Ιησούς: 'Αμήν αμήν | laid down their clothes at a young Abys ipão, apir 'Aßçaàj yevec Jar égás man's feet, whose name was "Saul. είμι.

And they stoned Stephen, calling upon

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