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among the * Gentiles [Or, Greeks], and teach the Gen- » tiles ? 36. What manner of saying is this that he said, Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me : and where I am, thi: ther ye cannot come ? 37. In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man

thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath faid, out of his belly thall (1) How rivers of living Water.


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4. The Words of

ther together the dispersed of Ju- Thirst ; but the Water that I dah, from the four Corners of the shall give him, shall be in him a Earth. † Jam. I. 1. To the twelve Well of Water springing up into Tribes scattered abroad, Greeting. Everlafting Life. t Joh. 6.35 --He ti Per. 1. 1. -To the Strangers 5 that cometh to me thall never scattered throughout Pontus, Ga. Hunger, and he that believeth on latia, &c.

me shall never Thirft. Rev. 21.6. ". I ev. 23. 36. - On the -I will give to him that is righth Day shall be an holy Convo athirst, of the Fountain of the Water çoţion unto you, and ye shall uffer 10 of Life freely. † Rev. 22. 17. -Let än Oftering made by Fire unto him that is athirst, come :


pop the Lord : It is a solemn Allem whosoever will, let him take of the bly, and ye shall do no servile Water of Life freely. Work therein.

©* Deut. 18. 15. The Words under + Ifa. 55. 1. Ho, every


15 thirseth, come ye to the Waters; + Prov. 18. and he that hath no Money, come a Mans Mouch are as deep Waters: ye, buy and eat, yea, come buy and the Well-fpring of Wisdom Wine and Milk without Money, as a flowing Brook. Ifa. 12. 3. and without Price. Joh. 4, 10, 14:20 With joy fhall ye dram Water out si Jefus answered and laid unto her, of the Well of Salvation. + Ifa. 44. If ihon knewest the Gift of God, 3. I will pour Water on him that and who it is that faith to thee, is Thirsty, and Floods upon

the Give me to drink; thou wouldit dry Ground: I will pour my Spirit have asked of him, and he would 2 s upon thy Seed, and my Blesling have given thee living Water : upon thine Offspring + Job. 4. Whosoever drinketh of the Water 14. Whosoever drinketh of the that I shall give him, fhall never

(1) Our Saviour may allude to the water which they drew out of the Fountain of Siloam, which being mixed with the Wine that was of fered, was at the Feast of Tabernacles poured out upon the Altar, when all the People fung the Words of the Prophet Ifaiah, Chap. 13. 3: Words are not to be found in express Terms in the Old Testament; but what our Lord here promises, is agreeable to the Delign of several Passages in the Prophets," for which Reason our Lord introduces them thus

: As the Scripture hath said. This Promise may imply, that his faithful Disciples and Followers should not only be filled with divine Wisdom and Knowledge themselves, but by the miraculous Gifts of the Spirit, which was to be poured our after our Lord's Ascension and Exa țation in Heaven, be able to derive fuch Knowledge and Convictie on to others, as fhould be necessary to eternal Salvation.



this fpake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the holy Ghost was not yet given, because that Jesus was not yet f glorified), 40. T Many of the People therefore, when they heard this saying, faid, of a truth this is the & Prophet. '41. Others faid, " This is the Chrift. But some faid, Shall Christ come out of i Ga

lilee? 42. Hath not the k' scripture faid, That Christ comaeth of the feed of David, and out of the town of Beth


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Ver. 38.

Acts 4. 31.


Water that I shall give him, shall Prophet from the midst of thee, of never thirst: but the Water that I thy Brethren, like unto me ; unto fhall give him, shall be in him a him ye shall hearken. I will raise Well of Water springing up into e them up a Prophet from among verlasting Life


their Brethren, like unto thee, and Ifa.

44. 3. The Words under will put my Words in his Mouth,

Joel. 2. 28. It shall and he sau speak unto them all that come to pass afterward, that I will I shall command him. t Joh. 1. 21. pour out my Spirit upon all Flesh, Art thou that Prophet? and he an. and your Sons and your Daughters, swered, no. † Joh. 6. 14. This is fhall Prophesie, your old Men of a Truth that Prophet that should shall dream Dreams, your young

come into the World. A&ts7.37. Men shall see Visions. + Joh.6.7.

This is that Mofes which said un. in t A&s 2. 17. It shall come to pass to the Children of Israel, A Pro

in the last Days, faith God, ,, pher shall the Lord your God raise in Joel 2. 28. above.


unto you, of your Brethren, like When they had prayed, the Place was

unto me, him Thall


hear. fhaken where they were affembled to Joh. 4. 42. -We have heard gether; and they were all filled with him our felves, and know that the Holy Ghoft. - Ads 8.17. Then this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour laid they their Hands on them, and of the World. they received the Holy Ghost. Aets i.: Ver. 32. + Joh. 1. 46. Can

44. While Peter yet (pake these there any good thing come out Words, the Holy Ghoft fell on all of Nazareth? them which believed. Acts 19. 6.

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The When Paul had laid his Hands on Lord hach sworn in Truth them, the Holy Ghost came unto David, he will not turn from them, and they fpake with Tongues, it, Of the Fruit of thy Body will I and Prophefied.

set upon thy Throne. + Mich. s. 1 Joh. 12. 16. When Jesus was 30 2. Thou Bethlehem Ephratah, tho® glorified, then remembred they that thou be little among the Thou. these things were written of him, sands of Judah, yet out of thee and that they had done these things fhall he come forth unto me that is unto him.

+ Joh. 16 7. If I go to be Ruler in Israel ; whose go not away, the Comforter will not 35 ings forth have been from of old, come unto you ; but if I depart, I

from everlasting.

Mat. 2. 5. will send him unto you. Eph. 4.

In Bethlehem of Judea. Luk. 2. 8. When he ascended up on high, 4. And Joseph also went up from he led Captivity Captive, and gave Galilee out of Nazareth, into JuGifts unto Men.

4 dea, unto the City of David, which $ + Deut. 18. 15,18. The Lord is called Bethlehem. thy God will raise up unto thee a






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lehem, * where David was? 43. So there was a "divifion among the People because of him. 44. And some of them would have taken him ; but no man laid hands on him. U 45. Then came the Officers to the chief Priests and Phari-hegy fees;" arid they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him? 46. The Officers answered, " Never man spake like this man. 47. Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived ? 48. Have any of the Rulers, or of the Pharisees believed on him ? 49. But this People who knoweth not the law are cursed. 50. Nicodemus faith unto them, (* he that came * to Jesus [Gr, to him] by night, being one of them) 51. Doth our > Law judge any man before it hear him, and know what he doth? 52. They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee ? Search and look: for out of h Galilee ariseth no Prophet. very man went unto his own house.



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a t 1 Sam. 16. 1,4. -Fill thine f* Joh. 3. 2. The fame came to Horn with Oil, and go, I will Jesus by Night, and said unto him, send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: Rabbi, dr. for I have provided me a King a. + Deut. 1. 17. Ye shall not mong his Sons. And Samuel did s respect Persons in Judgment, but that which the Lord (pake, and you shall hear the small as well came to Bethlehem.

as the great, you shall not be a: • See on Ver. 12.

fraid of the Face of Man, for the Lord ct Ver. 30.

Judgment is Gods. * Deut. 17. her d: Mat. 9. 29. He taught them 108, &c. If there arise a Matter 100 as one having Authority, and not as hard for thee in Judgment, between the Scribes.

Blood and Blood, between Plea et Joh. 12. 42. Nevertheless, a. and Plea, and between Stroak and mong the chief Rulers also many Stroak, being Marters of Controbelieved on him ; but because of


verfie within thy Gates; then the Pharisees, they did not con fhalt thou arise, and get thee up fels him, left they should be put into the Place which the Lord thy out of the Synagogue. of Acts 6. God shall choose, doc. * Deut. 19. 3.-A great Company of the 15. One Witness shall not arise up Priests were obedient to the Faith. zo against a Man for any Iniquity

, f 1 Cor. 1. 20. Where is the Wise? or for any Sin, in any Sin that he Where is the Scribe? Where is finneth : at the Mouth of two the Disputer of this World ? hath Witnesses, or at the Mouth of three not God made foolish the Wif. Witnesses, Thall the Matter be esta: dom of this World ? i Cor. 2. blished. 8. Which none of the Princes of 25 h † Joh 1. 46. Can there any this World knew : for had they

for had they good thing come out of Nazareth? known it, they would not have cru. # Ifa. 9. 1, 2.

See on Mat. 4: cified the Lord of Glory.


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С Н А Р. VIII. us went unto the mount of Olives: 2. And early he morning he came again into the temple, and all ple came unto him ; and he sat down and taught

3. And the Scribes and Pharisees brought unto him an taken in adultery ; and when they had set her in s 4. They say unto him, Master, this Woman was 1 adultery, in the very act. 5. Now i Moses in the nmanded us, that such should be stoned: but what 1ou? 6. This they said tempting him, that they lave to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with er wrote on the ground as though he heard them . So when they continued asking him, he lift himd said unto them, * He that is without sin among

him first cast a stone at her. 8. And again he stooped and wrote on the ground. 9. And they which heard g convicted by their own conscience, went out one by giming at the eldest, even unto the last : and Jesus ft alone, and the Woman standing in the midst. Jesus had lift up himself, and saw none but the Woe said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accuhath no man condemned thee? 11. She said, No Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do iconthee: go, and sin no more. 12. Then spake Jesus into them, laying, I am the m light of the world: he

that ev. 20. 10. + Deut. 22. 22. World, and Men loved Darkness Mat. 5. 27.

rather than Light, because their Deut. 17.7. The Hands of Deeds were evil, Joh. 9. 5. As litnesses thall be first up long as I am in the World, I am ito put him to Death, and

5 the Light of the World. + Joh. 12. ards the Hands of all the 35, 36, 46. Jesus said unto them, :; so thou shalt put the E Yet a little while is the Light with ay from among you:

you : walk while ye have the Luk. 12. 14. Man, who Light, left Darkness come upon me a Judge and a Divider 0-10 you.. While

ye have Light, beju?

lieve in the Light, that ye may be *Jch. 1. 4, 5,9. In him was the Children of Light.

lam come and the Life was the Light of a Light into the World, that who.

And the Light shineth in foever believeth on me should not ness, and the Darkness com.15 abide in Darkness. Ifa. 49.6. - I inded it not. That was the will also give thee for a Light to Light, 'which lighteth every the Gentiles, that thou mayst be my that cometh into the World. Salvation to the End of the Earth. 3.19. This is the Condemna. 1 Joh. 2. 8. -The Darkness is past, that Lighi is come into the 25




that followeth me, shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. 13. The Pharisees therefore said unto him, 3 * Thou bearest record of thy self; thy record is not true. In 14. Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of my felf, yet my record is true : for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but ye d cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go. 15. Ye judge after the flesh, '.! (1) judge no man. 16. And yet if I judge, my judgment is true : for I am not f alone, but I and the Father that sent me. 17. It is also s written in your Law, that the testimony

of two men is true. 18. I am one that bear witness of my self, and the Father that sent me, h beareth witness of

19. Then said they unto him, i Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye k neither know me, nor my Father: if ye had 'known me, ye n should have known my Father

also. and the true Light now fineth.

g* Deut. 17. 6.

+ Deut. Luk. 2. 32. A Light to lighten the 15. + 2 Cor. 13. 1. * Heb. 10. Gentiles, and the Glory of thy 28. See on Mat. 18. 16. People Ifrael.

Joh. 5. 37. See on Joh. 6. a 1 Joh. 5. 31.'If I bear witness of 5 27: and on Mat. 3. 17. my self, my witness is not true. Joh. 5. 18. The Jews fought

* Joh. 5. 31. The Words under the more to kill him, because he Ver. 13. See the Note on Joh. not only had broken the Sabbath, 5. 31.

but said also that God was his Father

, Rev. 1. 7. From Jesus Christ, 10 making himself equal with God. who is the faithful Witness.

k + Joh. 16. 3. These Things † Joh 7. 28. Joh. 9. 29. See will they do unto you, because the Note on Joh. 7. 28.

they have not known the Father † Joh. 3. 17. God sent not his Son into the World to condemn the


* Joh. 14.6. I am the way, the World ;

but that the World Truth, and the Life: no Man com. through him might be saved. t Joh. eth unto the Father but by me. 12. 47. If any one hear iny Words, Joh. 17. 3. This is Life Erernal

, and believe not, I judge him not : that they might know thee the only for I came not to judge the World, 20 true God, and Jesus Chrif whom but to save the World. : Joh. 18. thou haft sent. 36. My Kingdom is nor of this m + Joh. 14. 9. He that hath World.

Seen me, hath

seen the Father. ft Ver. 29.

(1) The great Design of our Lord's Coming into the World, was for the Salvation of Mankind. This he feriously endeavoured while he lived in it, and commissioned his Apostles, ec. to do the like both then

, and afterwards. He being indeed appointed Judge of the World, will hereafter pass a Sentence of Condemnation on all who shall refuse to ac

Salvation he offers, on the just and reasonable Terms it is proposed to them; but he was not to execute this Office while he liv. ed in this world, and therefore he says both here and elsewhere, I judge ne Man; I came not 10 judge the World, &c.

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