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Christ teacheth Nicodemus. Chap. iii. Of regeneration, fc. ten, a The zeal of thine house 2 The same came to Jesus hath eaten me up.

by night, and said unto him, 18 | Then answered the Rabbi, we know that thou art Jews and said unto him, What a teacher come from God; for sign shewest thou unto us, see no man can do these miraing that thou doest these eles that thou doest, except things?

God be with him. 19 Jesus answered, and 3 Jesus answered, and said said unto them, Destroy this unto him, Verily, verily, I say temple, and in three days I unto thee, Except a man be will raise it up;

born again he cannot see the 20 Then said the Jews, For- kingdom of God. ty and six years was this tem 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, ple in building, and wilt thou How can a man be born when rear it up in three days ? he is old ? can he enter the

21 But he spake of the tem second time into his mother's ple of his body

womb, and be born ? 22 When, therefore, he was 5 Jesus answered, Verily, risen from the dead his disci- verily, I say unto thee, Except ples remembered, that he had a man be born of water and of said this unto them; and they the Spirit, he cannot enter inbelieved the scripture, and the to the kingdom of God. word which Jesus had said. 6 That which is born of the

23 Now, when he was in flesh is flesh; and that which Jerusalem at the passover, in is born of the Spirit is spirit. the feast-day, many believed in Marvel not that I said unto his name, when they saw the thee, Ye must be born again. miracles which he did.

8 The wind bloweth where 24. But Jesus did not com- it listeth,a and thou hearest the mit himself unto them, because sound thereof, but canst not tell

whence it cometh, and whither 25 And needed not that

any it goeth; so is every one that should testify of man; for he is born of the Spirit. knew what was in man.

9 Nicodemus answered, and

said unto him, How can these CHAP. III.

things be? 1 Christ teacheth Nicodemus 10 Jesus answered, and said the necessity of regeneration. unto him, Art thou a masterb 18 Condemnation for unbe- of Israel, and knowest not lief.

these things? THERE was a man of the

11 Verily, verily I say unto Pharisees named Nicodemus, thee, We speak that we de a ruler of the Jews :

a Listeth, pleaseth. a It was written in Ps. Ixix. 9.

6 Master, here means teacher.

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God's love to the world. S. John. Juhn's doctrine of Christ. know, and testify that we have deeds may be made manifest, seen; and ye receive not our that they are wrought in God. witness.

22 * After these things 12 If I have told you earth- came Jesus and his disciples ly things, and ye believe not, into the land of Judea; and how shall ye believe if I tell there he tarried with them, you of heavenly things ? and baptized.

13 And no man hath ascend 23 [ And John also was ed up to heaven, but he that baptizing in Enon, near to Sacame down from heaven, even lim, because there was much the Son of man, which is in water there; and they came, heaven.

and were baptized : 14 | And as Moses lifted 24 For John was not yet up the serpent in the wilder- cast into prison. ness, even so must the Son of 25 f. Then there arose a man be lifted up;

question between 15 That whosoever believ- John's disciples and the Jews eth in him should not perish, about parifying. but have eternal life.

26 And they came unto 16 | For God so loved the - John, and said unto him, Rabworld, that he gave his only bi, he that was with thee bebegotten Son, that whosoever yond Jordan, to whom thou helieveth in him should not per- barest witness, behold the ish, but have everlasting life. same baptizeth, and all men

17 For God sent not his come to hiin. Son into the world to condemn 27 John answered, and said, the world ; but that the world A man can receive nothing, through him might be saved. except it be given him from

18 | He that believeth on heaven. him is not condemned; but he 28 Ye yourselves bear me that believeth not, is condemn- witness, that I said, I am not ed already; because he hath the Christ, but that I am sent not believed in the name of before him. the only begotten Son of God. 29 He that hath the bride

19 And this is the condem- is the bridegroom; but the nation, that light is come into friend of the bridegroom, the world, and men loved dark- which standeth and heareth ness rather than light, because him, rejoiceth greatly because their deeds were evil.

of the bridegroom's voice. 20 For every one that doeth This my joy, therefore, is fulevil hateth the light, neither filled. cometh to the light, lest his 30 He must increase, but I deeds should be reproved. must decrease.

21 But he that doeth truth 31 He that cometh from acometh to the light, that his bove is above all; he that is of

Christ talketh with the Chap. iv. woman of Samaria, the earth is earthly, and speak- there. Jesus, therefore, being eth of the earth; he that com wearied with his journey, sat eth from heaven is above all. thus on the well; and it was

32 And what he hath seen about the sixth hour.b and heard, that he testifieth; hy There cometh a woman and no man receiveth his tes- of Samaria to draw water. Jetimony

sus saith unto her, give me to 33 He that hath received drink. his testimony, hath set to his 8 (For his disciples were seal that God is true.

gone away unto the city to buy 34 For he whom God hath meat.) sent, speaketh the words of 9 Then saith the woman God; for God giveth not the of Samaria unto him, How is Spirit by measure unto him. it that thou, being a Jew, ask

35 The Father loveth the est drink of me, which am a Son, and hath given all things woman of Samaria ? for the into his hand.

Jews have no dealings with 36 He that believeth on the the Samaritans.c Son hath everlasting life; and 10 Jesus answered, and said he that believeth not the Son unto her, If thou knewest the shall not see life; but the wrath gift of God, and who is it that of God abideth on him. saith to thee, Give me to drink; CHAP. IV.

thou wouldest have asked of 1 Christ talketh with a woman him, and he would have given

of Samaria, and revealeththee living water. himself unto her : 22 his dis 11 The woman saith unto ciples marvel. 31 Christ's him, Sir, thou hast nothing to zeal for God's glory, draw with, and the well is WHEN, therefore, the Lord deep; from whence then hast knew how the Pharisees had thou that living water ? heard that Jesus made & bap 12 Art thou greater than tized more disciples than John, our father Jacob, which gave

2 (Though Jesus himself us the well, and drank thereof baptized not, but his disciples,) 3 He left Judea, and depart

6 Sixth boxr, twelve o'clock, noon. ed again into Galilee.

c The Jews have no dealings, &c. An 4. And he must needs go between the Jews and Samaritans.

inveterate enmity had long subsisted through Samaria.

Among the numerous causes, which 5 Then cometh he to a city produced it, the principal were the of Samaria which is called opposition of the Samaritans to reSychard near to the parcel of building the Jewish temple after the ground, that Jacob gave to his Babylonish captivity, the erection of son Joseph.

a temple for themselves on mount

Gerizim, and their ill treatment of 6 Now Jacob's well was

those, who passed through Samaria a Sychar. In the Old Test. Shechem, to worship at Jerusalem.

How God is

S. John. to be worshipped. himself, and his children, and 22 Ye worship ye know not his cattle ?

what;e we know what we wor13 Jesus answered, and said ship; for salvation is of the unto her, Whosoever drinketh Jews.f of this water shall thirst again: 23 But the hour cometh, and

14 But whosoever drinketh now is, when the true worshipof the water, that I shall give pers shall worship the Father him, shall never thirst; but in spirit and in truth; for the the water that I shall give him, Father seeketh such to worship shall be in him a well of water him. springing up into everlasting 24 God is a Spirit; and they life.

that worship him, must wor15 The woman saith unto ship him in spirit and in truth. him, Sir, give me this water, 25 The woman saith unto that I thirst not, neither come him, I know that Messias comhither to draw.

eth, which is called Christ; 16 Jesus saith unto her,Go,call when he is come he will tell us thy husband, and come hither. all things.

17 The woman answered, & 26 Jesus saith unto her, I said, I have no husband. Jesus that speak unto thee am he. said unto her, Thou hast well 27 1 And upon this came his said, I have no husband : disciples, and marvelled that

18 For thou hast had five he talked with the woman; yet husbands; and he whom thou no man said, What seekest now hast is not thy husband ; thou ? or, Why talkest thou in that saidst thou truly. with her?

19 The woman saith unto 28 The woman then left her him, Sir, I perceive that thou water-pot, and went her way art a prophet.

into the city, and saith to the 20 Our fathers worshipped men, in this mountain;d and ye say, 29. Come, see a man which That in Jerusalem is the place, told me all things that ever I where men ought to worship. did; is not this the Christ? 21 Jesus saith unto her, Wo 30 Then they went out of the

me,
the hour com-

city, and came unto him. eth, when ye shall neither in 31 In the mean while his this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.

e Ye worship ye know not what. The d Our father's worshipped this

Samaritans, being originally idolaters, mountain. The Samaritans, though heathen rites in their worship.

probably continued many of their originally heathen colonies, pretended to be the descendants of Jacob; the f Salvation is of the Jews. True woinan therefore doubtless refers to religion was first to be given to the Abraham and Jacob, who erected al- Jews, and thence to be diffused + ts for sacrificing on mount Gerizim. through all nations.

man, believe

Many Samaritans Chap. iv. believe on Christ. disciples prayed him, saying, 42 And said unto the woMaster, eat.

man, Now we believe, not be32 But he said unto them, I cause of thy saying; for we have meat to eat, that ye know have heard him ourselves, and not of.

know that this is indeed the 33 Therefore said the disci- Christ, the Saviour of the ples one to another, Hath any world. man brought him ought to eat? 43 ^ Now after two days,

34 Jesus saith unto them, he departed thence, and went My meat is to do the will of into Galilee : him that sent me, and to finish 44 For Jesus himself testifihis work.

ed, that a prophet hath no 35 Say not ye, There are yet honour in his own country. four months, and then cometh 45 Then, when he was como harvest ? behold, I say unto into Galilee, the Galileans reyou, Lift up your eyes, & look ceived him, having seen all the on the fields; for they are things, that he did at Jerusawhite already to harvest. lem at the feast ; for they also

36 And he that reapeth re went unto the feast. eeiveth wages, and gathereth 46 So Jesus came again infruit unto life eternal ; that to Cana of Galilee, where he both he that soweth, and he made the water wine. And that reapeth, may rejoice to- there was a certain nobleman, gether.

whose son was sick at Caper37 And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and an 47 When he heard that Je. other reapeth.

sus was come out of Judea into 38 I sent you to reap that Galilee, he went unto him, and whereon

ye bestowed no la- besought him, that he would bour; other men laboured, and come down and heal his son; ye are entered into their la- for he was at the point of death. bours.

48 Then said Jesus unto 39 4 And many of the Sa- him, Except ye see signs and maritans of that city believed wonders, ye will not believe. on him for the saying of the 49 The nobleman saith unto woman, which testified, He him, Sir, come down ere my told me all that ever I did. child die.

40 So when the Samaritans 50 Jesus saith unto him, Go were come unto him, they be- thy way; thy son liveth. And sought him, that he would tar- the man believed the word, that ry with them; and he abode Jesus had spoken unto him,

and he went his way. 41 And many more believed 54 And, as he was now gobecause of his own word;

ing down, his servants met him,

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there two days.

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