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PART III.

TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF JESUS PUBLIC MINISTRY IN

GALILEE.

JOHN II.

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And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up 14 to Jerusalem. And he found in the temple those that sold

oxen, and sheep, and doves, and the changers of money, sit15 ting. And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he

drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the

oxen ; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew 16 the tables; and said unto them that sold doves; Take these

things hence; make not my Father's house a house of mer17 chandise. And his disciples remembered that it was writ18 ten; « The zeal of thy house eateth me up.”

Then answered the Jews, and said unto him ; What sign shewest 19 thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things ? Jesus

answered and said unto them; Destroy this temple, and in 20 three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews; Forty

and six years was this temple in building; and wilt thou 21 rear it up in three days? But he spake of the temple of 2 his body. When therefore he was risen from the dead,

his disciples remembered that he had said this; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast-day, many believed in his name, when they saw the 24 miracles which he did. But Jesus did not commit himself 25 unto them, because he knew all men ; and needed not that

any should testify of man; for he knew what was in 3. man.

There was a man of the Pharisees, named 2 Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; the same came to him by

night, and said unto him; Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God; for no man can do these miracles 3 that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered

and said unto him ; Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except

a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him; How can a man be born when

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JOHN III. he is old ? can he enter the second time into his mother's 5 womb, and be born ? Jesus answered; Verily, verily, I say

unto thee, except a man be born of water, and of the Spirit, 6 he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is

born of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is born of the 7 Spirit, is spirit. Marvel not, that I said unto thee; Ye must 8 be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth ; and

thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it

cometh, and whither it goeth; so is every one that is born of 9 the spirit. Nicodemus answered and said unto him ; How 10 can these things be? Jesus answered and said unto him ; Art

thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? 11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, we speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our wit

If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not; 13 how shall ye believe if I tell you of heavenly things? And

no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down

from heaven, even the Son of man, which is in heaven. 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even 15 so must the Son of man be listed up; that whosoever be

lieveth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten

Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but 17 have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the

world to condemn the world, but that the world through him 18 might be saved. He that believeth on him, is not con

demned; but he that believeth not, is condernned already,

because he hath not believed in the name of the only begot19 ten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that

light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather 20 than light; because their deeds were evil. For every one

that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light,

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MATTHEW XII.

MARK II. At that time Jesus went 23 And it came to pass, that on the sabbath-day through he went through the cornthe corn ; and his disciples fields on the sabbath-day, were a hungered, and be and his disciples began, as

gan to pluck the ears of they went, to pluck the ears 2 corn, and to eat. But when 24 of corn. And the Pharisees

the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him; Behold, why said unto him ; Behold, thy do they on the sabbath-day disciples do that which is that which is not lawful?

JOHN III.

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21 lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth

cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. 23 And John also was baptizing in Ænon, near to Salim, be

cause there was much water there ; and they came, and 24 were baptized. For John was not yet cast into prison. 25 Then there arose a question between some of John's disci26 ples and a Jew, about purifying. And they came unto

John, and said unto him; Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond

Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same bap27 tizeth, and all men come to him. John answered and said;

A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from 28 heaven. Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said ; I am 29 not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. He that hath

the bride, is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom,

which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly, because of the bridegroom's voice. This my joy therefore 30 is fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease. 31 He that cometh from above is above all. He that is of the

earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth; he that cometh 32 from heaven is above all, and what he hath seen and heard

that he testifieth ; and no man receiveth his testimony. 33 He that hath received his testimony, hath set to his seal that 34 God is true. For he whom God hath sent, speaketh the

words of God; for God giveth not the Spirit by measure 35 unto him. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all 36 things into his hand. He that believeth on the Son hath

everlasting life ; and he that believeth not the Son, shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him.

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MATTHEW XII.

MARK II. not lawful to do upon the 25 And he said unto them ; 3 sabbath-day. But he said Have ye never read what unto them; Have

David did, when he had read what David did, when need, and was a hungered,

he was a hungered, and they he, and they that were with 4 that were with him ? how 26 him'; how he went into the

he entered into the house of house of God in the days of God, and did eat the shew Abiathar the high priest, bread, which it was not law and did eat the shew-bread, ful for him to eat, neither which is not lawful to eat, for them which were with but for the priests, and gave

him, but only for the priests? also to them which were with 5 Or have ye not read, in the 27 him ? And he said unto law, how that on the Sabbath

The Sabbath was days the priests in the tem made for man, and not man ple profane the sabbath, and 28 for the Sabbath. Therefore 6 are blameless ? But I say the Son of Man is Lord also

unto you, that in this place of the Sabbath. is one greater than the tem7 ple. But if ye had known

what this meaneth ; "I will have mercy and not sacrifice

ye would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of man is Lord of the sabbath-day.

them ;

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JOHN IV. When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than 2 John ; (though Jesus himself baptized not, but his dis3 ciples ;) he left Judea, and departed again into Galilee. 4.5 And he must needs go through Samaria. Then cometh he

to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the

parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore being wearied

with his journey, sat thus on the well; and it was about the 7 sixth hour. There cometh a

woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus saith unto her; Give me to drink. 8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy 9 meat.) Then saith the woman of Sarnaria unto him ; How

is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a

woman of Samaria? (For the Jews have no dealings with 10 the Samaritans.) Jesus answered and said unto her ; If

thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee; Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he

LUKE VI.

lawful to do on the sabbath3 days ? And Jesus answer

ing them, said ; Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was a hungered, and they which were with him ? 4 how he went into the house

of God, and did take and eat the shew-bread, and gave also to them that were with him ; which is not law

ful to eat, but for the priests 5 alone? And he said unto

them; That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

JOHN IV. 11 would have given thee living water. The woman saith unto

him; Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is 12 deep; from whence then hast thou that living water? Art

thou greater than our father Jacob? which gave us the well,

and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle. 13 Jesus answered and said unto her; Whosoever drinketh of 14 this water, shall thirst again ; but whosoever drinketh of the

water that I shall give him, shall never thirst; but the water

that I shall give him, shall be in him a well of water spring15 ing up into everlasting life. The woman saith unto him;

Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come 16 hither to draw. Jesus saith unto her ; Go, call thy hus17 band, and come hither. The woman answered and said ;

I have no husband. Jesus saith unto her; Thou hast well

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