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ven like a dove, and it abode

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33 And I knew him nor : bue he that sent me to bap. rize with water, the same said unco me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and remaining on him, the fame is he which baptizeth with the holy Ghost.

34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.

35 Again the next day after, John stood and two of his disciples :

36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he faith, Behold che Lamb of God.

of a Dove, and for some time rest upon him : for I then recollected it had been revealid unto me, when I was first sent to cleanse the Penitent with Water, that his Disciples in like manner should be purified, with the donation of the Holy Spirit, by him, on whom I should see that Spirit descend; which since I have seen resting on this man, I publickly testify unto you, that this is the Son of God.

The day after the same John being with two of his Disciples, and seeing Fesus walking at a distance ; Behold, says he, the Lamb of God, of whom I told you yesterday.

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37 And the two disciples. heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and faith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master) where dwellest chou ?

39 He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day : for it was about the bench. hour.

40 One of the two which. heard John Speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peters brother.

41 He first findech his own. brother Simon, and saich unto him, we have found the Messias, which is, being interprered, the Chritt..

CH A P. X. Jefus first known to Andrew and Peter, two filbermen of Bethfaida. He calls Philip of Bethsaida, who discovers him to Nathanael

, with . whom Jesus has discourse. The Marriage at Cana.

TI HE two Disciples that were with him, having heard this repeated: Testimony

of John concerning Jesus, immediately followed after Jesus, who turning back, ask'd 'em the reason why they follow'd him. They replied, Master (a term by which the Jews are wont to falute men skill'd in their Law) we were desirous to inform our selves of the place of your Habitation. Jejus told 'em they might satisfy themfelves if they would go along with him. Accordingly they accompanied hiin, the Sun being about two hours high, and continued with him till the Evening. One of 'em was Andrew the Brother of Simon, who was afterwards callid Peter.

He, having met his Brother who had heard nothing as yet concerning Jesus, told bim he had found the. Meffiah, and acquainted him with what we have before related.

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42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona : thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, a stone.

43 The day following, Jesus would go forth inco Galilee, and findech Philip, and faith unto him, Follow me.

Now Philip was of Bethfaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.

45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and faith unto him, We have found him of whom Mo-. ses in the law, and the prophets did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth ? Philip faith unto him, Come and fee.

47 Jesus faw Nathanael coming to him, and faith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile..

Afterwards he brought him to Jesus, who looking on him: Thou art, said he, callid Simon the Son of Fona, but hereafter thou shalt be call'd Cephas, that is, Peter, or a Stone. By which change of name he fignified. to him the change that should shortly be made in his present state of Life.

The dav following Jefus determin’d to go into Galileez and meeting with Philipą a fellow Citizen of Andrew and Peter, he commanded him to follow him, and become his Disciple. Philip having promis'd Obedience, not long after met with Nathanael, and told him he had seen the wish'd for Meffiah, concerning whom there was so much recorded by Moses and the other Prophets ; namely, Fesues of Nazareth the Son of Joseph, as he was callid by those who were ignorant of his , Divine Generation. But says. Nathanael, Can any thing extraordinary proceed. from Nazareth ? Philip bid'Nathanael go along with him to Jesus, that he might be: able to judg for himself.

Nathanael instantly complied with Philip, and at his approach to Fesus receiv'd this commendation from him, that he was a true Israelite, that is, one that worship’d

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48 Nathanael faith unco him, whence knowest chou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee when thou wast under the fig-trec, I saw thee.

49 Nathanael answered and faith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God, thou art the king of Israel.

So Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the figtree, believest thou?' thou shalt see greater things than these.

51 And he faith unto him, Verily, verily I say unto you, Hereafcer you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

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Nd the third day there

was a marriage in Cana of Galilee ; and the mother of Jesus was there.

2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples to the

marriage. God in Sincerity and Truth. Nathanael then ask'd him, why, being a Stranger to him, he had such a good opinion of him. Jesus told bim he faw him under the Fig. tree before he was call'd by Philip, by which he might perceive that Jesus was a Prophet, becaufe he told him what it was impossible for any other to know. Hereupon he cried out that Philip was not mistaken when he stild him, the Son of God, or that King of Israel who had been so much expected by all the pious Inhabitants of Judea. But says Jesus to him, Believest thou in me because I said I saw thee under the Fig-tree? Thou shalt see much greater and more wonderful things than this: The heavenly Angels, God's own Ministers, Mall descend from Heaven, and return thither, imploy'd as Messengers between God and me, tho I appear to thee as a mere man, and differ not from others in my outward Form.

The third day after, Festes being come to Cana a Town of Galilee, was, together with his Mother Mary, and some of his Disciples, invited to a Wedding. The Wine

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3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus faith unto him, They have no wine.

4 Jesus faith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

5 His mother faith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saich unto you, do it.

6 And there were set there fix water-pors of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.

7 Jesus faith unto them, Fill the water-pots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.

8 And he saith unto them, Draw our now, and bear unto the governor of the fealle And they bare it.

9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew nor

happening to fail, Mary who took notice of it, and had seen her son perform Miracles which are not recorded, desired her Ion to supply the present deficiency by some Miracle, acquainting him that the Wine was spent. But Fesus replied, and told her, She had no need to put him in mind of whatever was fitting for him to perform besides, that the time was not yet come in which he was to work Miracles in publick, but notwithstanding that he was ready to comply with her Request in this particular. Mary therefore call'd the Servants and ordered 'em to go to Jesus,and do whatever he should bid'em. Now there was in the house where this Marriage was celebrated, six Water-pots of Stone which were wont to be filld with Water, upon the account of the many washings among the Feros; each of which Pots contain'd two or three Cori, one whereof held above seven hundred and sixty Roman Pounds of Water, i.e. about an English Firkin. Jesus ordered these Pots to be filld with Water, which the Servants immediately executed, filling them up to the brim. Which being done, he commanded them to draw out some of the Liquor, and carry it to the master of the Feast; who tasting the Liquor they had brought him, not

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