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CHAP. must we do to work the works of The Jevs then nurmured at CHAP, VI.
God?" Jesus answered, “ This him, because he said, " I am the Vi. replies to is the work of God, that ye believe bread which is come down from by what
on him whom he hath sent." | heaven;" and they said, “ Is not motives led; the Jews.
Then they said, “What sign there- this Jesus the son of Joseph, whose 42 30 fore dost thou show ; that we may father and mother
we know? see and believe on what thou per-| What then doth he mean, by say31 formest. Our fathers ate manna ing, I am come down from hea
in the desert; as it is written, ven?” Jesus answered, Psalm * He gave them the bread of hea- mur not among yourselves. No 44 luxviii. 24.
ven to eat." Then Jesus said unto one can come to me unless the Fa32 them, “Verily, verily, I say unto ther who sent me draw him, and
you, Moses gave you not that him I will hereafter exalt. It is 45 bread of heaven, but my Father, written in the prophets, in refer- Isaiah
liv. 13. who is now giving you the true ence to the time of the Messiah,
Jeremiah 33 bread of heaven: for the bread of All will be acquainted with xxxi. 34.
God is that which cometh down God ;' every one, therefore, that
from heaven to give life unto the heareth of the Father and bath 34 world.” Then they said unto him, learned him, cometh unto
“ Master, evermore give us that Not that any one seeth the Father, 46 35 bread.” And Jesus saith unto them, except he who is from * God, he
56 I am that bread of life; he who doth see the Father. Verily, veri-47
I am the bread of that life. Your 48 36 “ But I have already said unto fathers ate manna in the desert, and 49 Who
you that though ye have seen me, died afterwards. The bread of hea- 50 Christ's
and the miracles which I have ven which is come down now is disciples
wrought, yet ye believe not. All, such, that if any one eat of it, he 37 however, whom the Father giveth will not so die, but that he shall
me, as being properly disposed, have eternal life. I am that bread 51
and him who of life which is come down from cometh to me thus disposed, I will heaven. If any one eat of this 38 in no respect disregard. For I am bread, he will live for ever. More
come? down from heaven, not to over this body of mine is to be con
do my own will, but the will of him sidered as bread, which I will give 39 who sent me. And this is the will up to sufferings and death, in the
of him who sent me, that of all cause of truth, for the life of the
“ How and how 40 after. This also is the will of him can be give us his body to eat ?" qualified.
who sent me, that every one who Then Jesus said unto them, “ Un- 53
eateth my body, and drinketh my
! In the future life.
as calls himself, in verse 35. • This language is used in allusion to the 3 Unless the love of God prevail in his bread which was before said to have come heart.' down from heaven. There is no more rea- Entertains right and worthy sentiments son to suppose that Christ literally came of God. down from heaven, than that he was bread,
words are to
CHAP. blood, hath everlasting life, and him est conviction, that thou art the CHAP
VI. I will exalt hereafter; for my body Christ, the son of the living God.” 55 is the true food, and my blood the Jesus answered, “ Did I not choose 70 56 true drink. 'He that eateth my you twelve for myself ? but one of
body and drinketh my blood abid- you is a false accuser.". Now he 71 57 eth in me, and I in him. As the meant Judas Iscariot, the son of
Father who hath life, sent me, and Simon, one of the twelve, who was
I live by the Father, so he that eat about to deliver him up.
is the bread which is now come walked in Galilee, for he did not
eth this bread shall live for ever.” hand. Therefore his brethren said 3 . 59 Jesus said these things as he was unto him, “Go hence into Judea, Jesus's teaching in a synagogue at Caper- that thy disciples also may see the
naum. Then many of his disci- works which thou doest'; for no 4 be taken spiritually. ples when they had heard him, said, one, who seeketh to be known
60 “ This is hard doctrine, who can publicly, performeth his actions in
ing in his own mind that his dis- these things, show thyself openly
said unto them, “ Do ye revolt his brethren all of them believe on 62 at this ?” What if ye sec the son him. Then saith Jesus unto them, 6
of man come up again from the "My time is not yet come, but gruve to the place where he was your time is always ready. The 7 before? Will you still be of-world cannot hate you,
but me it fended with the doctrine which I hateth ; because I testify of it that 63 teach? It is the spirit that giveth its works are evil. Go ye up to 8
life, the body is of no use without this festival. I go not up at present ; it: the words which I speak unto to this festival, for my time is not
you, they are spirit, and they are yet fully coine.” When he had said 9 .64 2 life. But some of you believe these things unto them, he remain
not.” (For Jesus knew before this ed still in Galilee. But after his 10
who believed not, and who would brethren were gone up, then he al65 deliver him up). And he said, so'went up to the festival, not open
" Therefore did I tell you, that no ly, but with secrecy. Then the 11 man can come to me unless it be Jews sought him at the festival,
given him by my Father." saying, "Where is he?” And 12 66 After this, many of his disciples there was much private dispute con
went away and walked with him cerning him, among the multitude: noble con
Then said Jesus to the for some said, “ He is a good twelve, “ Do je also wish to go man,” others said, “ Nay, but he 68 away?”
Simon Peter answered, deceiveth the people.". No one, 13 “ Master, to whom shall we go? however spake openly of him, for
thou hast the words of eternal life, fear of the Jews. 69 and we
the full- But when the festival was now 14
1 By imbibing and digesting my doctrine, ? They relate to the actions of the mind, so as to make it productive of obedience, are a life-giving principle, and the source of an union is established between me and my everlasting life and glory. disciples.
3 In his favour.
CHAP. and from Bethlehem, the town of self, and my Father, whose evi- CHAP VIII.
David ?” So the opinion of the dence is preferable to that of any 43
multitude was divided concerning number of men, beareth testimo- 18 44 him. And some of them were de
Then they said unto 19 sirous of laying hold of him ; but hiin, “ Where is thy Father ?” Je
no one put forth his hands against sus answered, “ Aš ye know not 45 him. So the officers went to the me, ye know not my Father ; for
chief priests, and Pharisees ; who if ye had known me, ye would 46 said unto them, “ Why did ye not have known my Father also.”
bring him?" The officers answer-These words spake Jesus, in the 20
ed, - Never man spake like this treasury, as he was teaching in the 47 man." Then the Pharisees replied, temple ; and no one laid hold on 48“ Are ye also deceived ? Hath any him, for his hour was not yet come.
one of the rulers or of the Phari- T'hen said Jesus to them again, 21 49 sees believed on him? But this I am going, and ye will seek me, Vicious
multitude, who know not the law but it will be in vain, for ye will affections 50 are accursed.” Nicodemus, (the die in your sins ; for whither I am men from
same who came to Jesus by night) going, ye cannot come.”. Then believing.
who was one of them, saith unto the Jews said, “Will he kill him- 22 51 them, “ Will our law condemn self? because he saith, "Whither
this man without first hearing him, I am going, ye cannot come !"
and knowing what he is doing.” And he said unto them, “ Ye are 23 52 They answered, “Dost thou also from below, I am from above : ye stand
for Galilee? Search, and are of this world, I am not of this thou wilt see that the prophet is not world. Therefore I said unto 24 to arise out of Galilee.",
you, Ye will die in your sins; Then Jesus spake again unto for if ye believe not, that I am he,
them, saying, “ I am the light of ye will die in your sins." Then 25 Jesus jus. the world. He who cometh to me they said unto him, “ Who art
will not walk in darkness, but will thou?” Jesus said unto them, 26
have the light of life." Upon this " Even what I told you at first. Í 13 the Pharisees said unto him, have many things to say of you,
“Thou bearest testimony to thy- and to condemn in you, but the
self ; thy testimony is not worthy Father who sent me, and to whom
answered, “ Though do bear and I speak to the world those
know not whence I come, and said further unto them, “ When ye
to the flesh, from prejudice and then ye will know that I am the
yet if I judgé, my judgment is true, but speak what my Father taught
but I, and the Father who sent me. with me. The Father hath not left 29
17 And indeed it is written in your me alone ; because I always do those Deut. law, that the testimony of two men things which please him."
tifies his doctrine.
is true. I bear testimony to my- As he spake these words, many 30
1 By my own authority.
By attending to the proofs of the divine commission of Jesus, they would have be
lieved what he said of the Father.
3 The Christ.
CHAP, believed on him. Then said Jesus was a 'man-slayer from the first, CHAP, VIII.
to those Jews, who believed on and continued not in the truth, be- VIIL, Reply to him, “If ye continue in my word, cause there is no truth in him.
then of being
ye are truly my disciples, and when any one speaketh a lie, he descended ye shall know the truth, and the speaketh according to his own kinfrom Abra- truth shall make you free. Some dred, for his Father the devil also
answered, “ We are Abraham's is a liar. Now I speak the truth, 45 33 race, and were never slaves to any
do not believe me, Which 46
swered, “ Verily, verily, I say un- believe me? He who is of God,
to you, every one who committeth listeneth to the words of God. Ye 47 25 sin is a slave of sin. Now the slave therefore do not listen, because ye
abideth not in the house for a con- are not of God.”. Then the Jews 48
but the son does abide for a conti-that thou art a Samaritan, and hast
make you free, ye will be free in- have not a demon, but I honour 37 deed. I know ye are the race of my Father, and ye dishonour me. Abraham ; but ye seek to kill me,
is Now I seek not my own glory; 50 because my word hath no place in there is one who seeketh it, and will shows his 38 you. I speak what I have seen punish. Verily, verily, I say unto superiority
with my Father, and ye also do you, if any one keep my words, ham;
what ye have heard from your Fa-lhe shall never see * death.” Then 52 39 ther."
They answered, “ Abra- said the Jews unto him, “Now we ham is our Father.” Jesus saith know that thou hast a demon; unto them, “If ye were Abraham's Abraham and the prophets died;
children, ye would do the works yet thou sayest, if a man keep my so of Abraham.
But now ye are words, he will never taste of death. seeking to kill me, a man who Art thou greater than Abraham our 53 have spoken to you the truth, which Father who died, or than the pro
I have heard from God; Abraham phets who also died: whom mak41 did not act thus. Ye do the works est thou thyself ?” Jesus answer- 54
of your Father.” Then said they, ed, “If I give glory to myself, my
know him not; but I know him, 55 42 Jesus said unto them, “ If God and if I say, I know him not, I shall Jesus
were your Father, ye would have be like unto you, a liar ; but I do merely he loved me, because I came forth know him, and keep ’his word. Jews ;
from God; for I am not come of Your Father Abraham earnestly 56 43 myself, but he sent me. Why do longed to see this my day, and he
ye not understand my discourse saw it, and was glad." Then 57
Because ye cannot bear to listen to said the Jews to him, “ Thou art 44 my doctrine. The devil is your not yet fifty years old, and hast
Father, and ye willingly perform thou seen Abraham !” Jesus saith 58 the desires of your Father. He unto them, “ Verily, verily, I say
? Alluding to the history of Cain, Gen. of his brother, or a devil. iv. 8, 9, who was both a man-slayer and a
* After he has been raised from the grave. liar, an enemy of goodness, a false accuser 3 In the promise made to him, Gen. xii. 3.