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sheep, and Aleeth : and the wolf catcheth thens, 13 and scattereth the sheep. The hircling fleeth,

because he is an hireling, and careth not for 14 the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and know 15 my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so I know the Fath

and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And I have other sheep, which are not of this

fold; them also I must bring, and they shall

hear my voice ; and there shall be one fold, and 17 one shepherd. Therefore doth the Father love

me, because I lay down my life, that I might 18 take it again. No man taketh it from me, but

I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again.* This direction I have received of my Father.

. 19 Then there was à division again among the 20 Jews for these wo:ds. And many of them said,

He hath a demon, and is mad; why hear yt 21 him?t Others said, These are not the words

of a demoniac. Can a demon open the eyes

of the blind? 22 Now this took place at Jerusalem, during

the feast of dedication, and it was winter. 23 And Jesus walked the temple in Solomon's 24 porch. Then the Jews came round about

him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt ?f If thou be the Christ, tell

er,” &c.

* Could any prophet or apostle say this ! "I have pow. † He has a demon, and is insane, or beside himself. See chap. viii. 48.

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25 us plainly. Jesus answered them, I told you,

and ye believed not : the works that I do in

my Father's name, they bear witness of me. 26 But ye believe not, for ye are not of my sheep. 27 My sheep, hear my voice; I know them, 28 and they follow

I also give unto them eternal life ; and they shall

perish, neither shall any pluck them out of 29 hand. My Father who gave them me, is

greater than all; and none is able to pluck them 30 out of my Father's hand. I and the Father 31 are one. * Then the Jews took up stones 32 again to stone him. Jesus said unto them,

Many good works I have shewed you from
my
Father ;

for which of those works do ye 33 stone me? The Jews answered him, saying,

For a good work we stone thee not ; but for

blasphemy, and because that thou, being a 34 man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered

them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye 35 are gods? If he called them gods, unto whom

the word of God came, and the scriptures 36 must not be broken ;) say ye of him, whom

the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the

world, Thou blasphemest, because I said, I 37 am the Son of God? If I do not the works 38 of my Father, believe me not. But if I do,

though ye believe not me, believe the works :

that ye may know and believe that the Father 39 is in me, and I in him. Therefore they sought

again to take him : but he escaped out of their

• Are one in design and affection ; views are the same.

our purpose and

40 hand, and went away again near to the Jordan,

to the place where John at first baptized; and 41 there he abode. And many resorted unto him,

and said, John did no miracle : but all things

that John spake of this person, were true. 42 And many believed on him there.

CHAP. XI.

1 NOW a certain man was sick, named Laz

arus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her 2 sister Martha. (It was the Mary who anoint

ed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet

with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) 3 Then his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, 4 behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.* When

Jesus heard it, he said, This sickness is not

unto death,t but for the glory of God, that the 5 Son of God may be glorified thereby. Now

Jesus loved Martha and her sister, and Lazar6 us.

Yet when he had heard that he was sick, he abode two days still in the place where he 7 was. Then after that, he saith to his disciples, 8 Let us go into Judea again. The disciples

say unto him, Master, the Jews lately sought

to stone thee; and wilt thou go thither again? 9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in

* Mary and Martha thought it enough merely to notify Jesus, that their brother, his friend, was sick. They solicit nothing, but presumed, no doubt, that Christ would come and heal him.

+ That is, he shall be raised up again, and the power of God displayed by his resurrection.

the day? If any man walk in the day, he will

not stumble, because he seeth the light of this 10 world. But if a man walk in the night, he will

stumble, because there is no light in him. il Thus Jesus spake to them, and afterwards he

said, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth ; but I go 12 that I may awake him out of sleep. Then

said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do 13 well. Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but

they thought that he had spoken of taking rest 14 in sleep. Then Jesus said unto them plainly, 15 Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes, that I was not there, to the intent

ye may believe; nevertheless, let us go unto him. 16 Then Thomas (who is called Didymus,) said

unto his fellow.disciples, Let us also go, that 17 we may die with him.* And when Jesus

came, he found that he had laid in the grave 18 four days already. (Now Bethany was near

unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off.) 19 And many of the Jews came to Martha and

Mary, to comfort them concerning their broth20 er. Then as soon as Martha heard that Jesus

was coming, she went and met him: but Mary 21 sat still in the house. Then Martha said unto

Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother 22 had not died. But I know, that even now,

whatever thou wilt ask of God, God will give

• There are two constructions to this declaration of Thomas: one, that his affection was so great for Lazarus, he wished not to live, as his friend was dead : the other that though Jesus, his Master, might be destroyed by the Jews, he was resolved to attend hiin, even at the risk of life. See 8th versa.

23 it thee. Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall 24 rise again. Martha saith unto him, I know

that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the 25 last day. * Jesus said unto her, I am the resur

rection, and the life : he that believeth in me, 26 though he were dead, yet shall he live:t And

whosoever liveth, and believeth in me, shall 27 never die. Believest thou this? She saith unto

him, Yea, Lord, I believe that thou art the

Christ, the Son of God, who should come into 28 the world.t And when she had said this, she

went her way, and called Mary her sister se.

cretly, saying, The master is come, and calleth 29 for thee. As soon as she heard that, she arose 30 quickly, and came unto him. Now Jesus was

not yet come into the town, but was in that 31 place where Martha met him. The Jews then

who were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary that she rose up

hastily, and went out, followed her, saying, She 32 goeth unto the grave, to weep there. Then

when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto

him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother 33 had not died. When Jesus therefore saw her

weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and

* Some of the Jews then believed in a resurrection at the end of the world. See Daniel chap. xii. 2.

+ No prophet or apostle ever used such language. See chap. x. 18 ; v. 21, 22, 26, 28.

See chap. xvii. 3. A helief and confession that Jesus was the Messiah, or Christ, was sufficient to constitute one a Christian. See also Mat. xvi. 16; Acts vii. 37.

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