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LESS ON LXXIX.

Luke, Chap. 24. John, Chap. 20. 36. AND as they thus spake, Jesus bimself stood in the niidst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.

38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled ? and wliy do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and niy feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit haih pot flesh and bones, as ye see me have.

40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet. And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat ?

42 And they gave him a piece of broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And he took it, and did eat before them.

· 44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, and said unto them, Thus it is writtei), and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day :

47. And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalen). And ye are witnesses of these things.

49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on bigh.

21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, eveil so send I you.

22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with thein when Jesus came.

25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them : then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said; Peace be unto you.

27 Then said he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.

28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, theu hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: but these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

LES SON LXXX.

Matthew, Chap. 28. 1 Cor. 15. Mark 16.

10 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.

And he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once.

17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

19 Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

16 He that believeth and is baptized; shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues:

18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it sliall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

LESSON LXXXI.

John, Chap. 21. . AFTER these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he luimself. i

2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.

3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him we also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they cauglit nothing.

4 But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the sliore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.

5 Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No. And he said unto them, Čast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. .7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea.

8 And the other disciples came in a little ship (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits): dragging the net with fishes. As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.

10 Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught. Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken,

12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.

13 Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise. This is now the third time that Jesus shewest himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.

15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these ? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He saille unto him, Feed ny lambs.

16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? lle saith unto him, Yea, Lord : thou kuowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee, Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. .

18 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkeist whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt siretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry tliee whither thou wouldest not.

19 This spake he, signifying hy wliat death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me.

20 Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple wliom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at super, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?

21 Peier seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? Jesus saith imto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.

23 Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die; yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die ; but, if I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?

24 This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things : and we know that his testimony is true.

25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, tie which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not eontain the books that should be written. Amen.

: LESSON LXXXII.

acts, Chap. 1. Luke, Chap. 24. 3 Thus Jesus shewed himseli alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of his disciples forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.

And Jesus led his disciples out as far as Bethany, and commanded that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Failer, which, said lie, ye have heard of me.

5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be bapjized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of bim, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel ?

7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the tines or the seasons, which the Father bath put in his own power.

8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the ut. terinost parts of the earth.

9 And when he had spoken these things, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. And it came to pass, that while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. 'And a cloud received him out of their sight; and he was received up into heaven, and sat at the right hand of God.

10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven, as he went up, behoid, two men stood by them in white apparel;

11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven ? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem with great joy frou: the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.

13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and Jolii, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and Jun das the brother of James.

14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren. And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God.

15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of the names together were about an hundred and twenty,)

16 Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spoke before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that ivok Jesus. For he was numbered with us, and Irad obtained part of this ministry.

18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of ini-quity ; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. .

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