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12 pulchre ; and seeth two angels in white, sitting, one at
the head and the other at the feet, where the body of 13 Jesus had lain. And they say unto her, “ Woman, why
weepest thou ?” She saith unto them, “ Because they · have taken away my Lord*, and I know not where they 14 have laid him.” When she had said thus, she turned
herself back, and seeth Jesus standing ; but knew not that 15 it was Jesus. Jesus saith unto her, “Woman, why
weepest thou? whom seekest thou ?” She, supposing him to be the keeper of the garden, saith unto him, “Sir, if
thou have carried him hence, tell me where thou hast laid 16 him, and I will take him away." Jesus saith unto her,
“ Mary.” She turned, and saith unto him in the He
brew tongue, “Rabboni.” Which signifieth, My Teach17 er f. Jesus saith unto her, “ Embrace me not : for I do
not yet ascend to my Father: but go to my brethren, and
say unto them, “I ascend I to my Father and your father, 18 and to my God and your God.'” Mary Magdalene
cometh and telleth the disciples that she had seen the
Lord, and that he had said these things unto her. 19 Then in the evening of that day, being the first day of
the week, the doors where the disciples were assembled having been shut for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and
stood in the midst ; and saith unto them, “ Peace be unto 20 you.” And when he had said this, he shewed them his
hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad, when 21 they saw the Lord. Then Jesus said to them again,
« Peace be unto you : as the Father sent me, so I send 22 you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them, 23 and saith unto them, “ Receive ye the holy spirit. If ye
remit the sins of any, they are remitted unto them ; if
ye retain them, they are retained.” 24 But Thomas, called Didymus, one of the twelve, was 25 not with them when Jesus came. Then the other disciples said unto him, “ We have seen the Lord*.” But he said unto them, “ Unless I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and
* Or, Master, N. m.
N. m. Master, N. t.
I shall ascend. x.
put mine hand into his side, I shall not believe.” 26 And, within eight dayst, his disciples were again with
in, and Thomas with them : then Jesus cometh, the doors
having been shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “ Peace 27 be unto you.” Then he saith to Thomas, “ Reach hither
thy finger, and behold my hands ; and reach hither thine
hand, and put it into my side ; and be not unbelieving, 28 but believing." Thomas answered, and said unto him, 29 “ My Lord, and my Godt !” Jesus saith unto him,
“ Because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed ; happy
are they that have not seen, and yet have believed." 30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his 31 disciples, which are not written in this book : but these
are written, that ye may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God ; and that, believing, ye may have life
through his name. Ch. xxi. After these things Jesus shewed himself again to
the disciples at the lake of Tiberias : and in this manner 2 he shewed himself. There were together Simon Peter,
and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his 3 disciples. Simon Peter saith unto them, “ I am going to
fish." They say unto him, “ We also will go with thee.”
They departed, and went into a ship immediately ; and 4 on that night they caught nothing. But when morning
was now come, Jesus stood on the shore : the disciples 5 however knew not that it was Jesus. Then Jesus saith
unto them, “ Young menll, have ye any food ?” They 6 answered him, “ No.” And he said unto them, “ Cast
* Or, our Master.
+ Or, eight days after. 1 * These words are usually understood as a contession. Beza says that they are an exclamation : q. d. • My Lord! and my God!' how great is thy power! Eph. 19, 20. Whitby's Last Thoughts, 2d ed. p. 78." Newcome.
1 My children, N. See Townson.
the net on the right side of the ship, and ye will get
sonte.” They cast it therefore : and now they were not 7 able to draw it, for the multitude of fishes. Wherefore
that disciple whom Jesus loved saith to Peter, “ It is the Lord*.” Now, when Simon Peter heard that it was the
Lord, he girt on his upper garment (for he was naked), 8 and cast himself into the lake. And the other disciples
came in the vessel, (for they were not far from land, but
as it were two hundred cubits) dragging the net full of 9 fishes. As soon then as they landed, they see a fire of 10 coals lying, and fish laid thereon ; and bread. Jesus
saith unto them, “ Bring of the fishes which ye have now 11 caught." Simon Peter went into the vessel, and drew the
net to land, full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty
three : and although there were so many, yet the net was 12 not broken. Jesus saith unto them, “ Come and dine."
Now none of the disciples durst inquire of him, “ Who 13 art thou ?” knowing that it was the Lord. Jesus (then]
cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth to them, and fish 14 in like manner. Jesus shewed himself to his disciples
now this third time, after he had risen from the dead. 15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter,
Simon son of Jonah, lovest thou me more than these love me † ?” He saith unto Jesus, “ Yes, Lord I : thou 16 knowest that I love thee.” Jesus saith unto him, “Feed
my lambs.” Jesus saith to him again a second time ; “Simon son of Jonah, lovest thou me?" He saith unto Jesus,
“ Yes, Lord : thou knowest that I love thee.” Jesus 17 saith unto him, “ Tend my sheep.” Jesus saith unto him
the third time, « Simon, son of Jonah, lovest thou me?" Peter was grieved that Jesus said unto him the third time, “ Lovest thou me ?" and he said unto Jesus, “ Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee.” Jesus
* Or, our Master.
+ Or, more than thou lovest these things ? Sec Bishop Pearce. The original is ambiguous.
18 saith unto him, “ Feed my sheep. Verily verily I say
unto thee, When thou wast young, thou didst gird thyself and walk whither thou wouldest : but when thou shalt be old, thou wilt stretch forth thine hands, and
another will gird thee, and carry thee whither thou would19 est not.” Now he spake this, signifying by what death
Peter would glorify God. And when he had spoken
this, he saith to Peter, “ Follow me.” 20 Then Peter turned about, and seeth the disciple whom
Jesus loved following ; who had leaned on his breast also
at supper, and had said, “ Lord, which is he who de21 livereth thee up ?” When Peter saw him, he saith to 22 Jesus, “ Lord, and what shall this man do ?” Jesus saith
unto him, “If I will that he remain till I come, what is 33 that to thee ? Follow thou me.” This report therefore
went abroad among the brethren, that this disciple was not* to die ; yet Jesus said not to him, “ He shall not die;" but, “ If I will that he remain till I come, what
is that to thee?" 24 This is the disciple who testified of these things, and
wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is 25 truet. And there are many other things also that Jesus
did, which, if they were written every one, I think that even the world itself could not contain the books which would be writtent.
*N.m. should not, N. t.
+ "These words are an early testimony of eye-witnesses to the truth of St. John's gospel; they may bave been admitteal from the margin into the text." Newcome.
"Grotius and Le Clere reject this whole chapter; buit Wetstein admits it. * Hammond considers the two last verses as the attestation of the Asiatic bishops; at whose request Eusebius affirms that John wrote his gospel.
* Dr. Owen thinks that from xa: 010 ausy, in ver. 24, to the end of ver. 25, is an addition, perhaps a very early one, by another hand. Bowyer, 410." Newcome.
The postscripts are various, and of little authority. Some of them relate that the gospel of John was written at Ephesus in the Greek language, in the reign of Domitian, or, as others say, ot Trajan ; after his return from his banishment at Patmos,
THE former relation, I made*, O Theophilus, concern
ing all which Jesus undertookt both to do and to teach, 2 until the day in which he was taken up, after having
given commandments, by the holy spirit, to the apostles 3 whom he had chosen : to whom he also shewed himself
alive, after his suffering, by many infallible proofs; be
ing seen by them forty days, and speaking of the things 4 concerning the kingdom of God. And then, assembling
them together, he commanded them not to depart from
Jerusalem, but to waitt for the promise of the Father ; 5 “ which,” said he, “ye have heard from me. For John
indeed baptized with water ; but ye shall be baptized 6 with the holy spirit not many days hence.” When there
fore they were come together, they asked him, saying,
“ Lord, art thou at this time restoringl) the kingdom to 7 Israel ?” And he said unto them, “ It is not for you to
know the times or seasons, which the Father hath put in 8 his own disposal. But ye shall receive power, when the
holy spirit is come upon you : and ye shall be witnesses
to me, both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Sa9 maria, and to the uttermost part of the earth.” And
when he had spoken these things, while they beheld,
* I made the former relation, etc. N. Gr. began. Or, both did and taught.
that they should not depart, bait should wait, N. O wilt thou...Istore, N.