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9 sheep did not hear them. I am the door: by me if any

enter in, he shall be safe, and shall go in and out, and 10 find pasture. The thief cometh pot, but to steal, and to

kill, and to destroy: I am come that the sheep may have 11 life, and that they may have it abundantly. I am the

good shepherd : the good shepherd layeth down his life 12 for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the

shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf

coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth ; and the wolf 13 seizeth them, and scattereth the sheep: and the hireling

fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the 14 sheep. I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, 15 and am known by mine; even as the Father knoweth me,

and as I know the Father: and I lay down my life for 16 the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of

this fold: them also I must bring, and they will hear my

voice; and there shall be one flock, and one shepherd. 17 For this my Father loveth me; because I lay down my 18 life, that I may take it again. None taketh it from me;

but I lay it down of myself. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to receive it again*. This

commission I have received from my Father." 19 There was a division therefore again among the Jews 20 because of these words. And many of them said, 21 hath a demon, and is madt; why hear ye him?” Others said, “ These are not the words I of him that hath a deCan a demon

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* See Wakefield. To lay down life was a voluntary act to whicb Jesus submitted in full confidence that it would be speedily restored to him. The common version, which the primate here adopts, is, “I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again :" which seems to imply that our Lord's resurrection was the effect of his own power, a sense which the words in the original do not convey, and which is directly contrary to the most explicit declarations of the scriptures. Acts ii. 24; ii. 15; xvii. 31; Rom. vi. 4; 1 Cor. xv. 15.

+ He hath a demon, and is mad.] Observe, these words express cause and effect. The effect, the disease, is insanity: the supposed cause is possession by a demon, or a human ghost, than which no supposition can be more absurd. But it was the philosophy of the age.

Or, actions,

22 Now the feast of Dedication was kept at Jerusalem; 23 and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple, in 24 Solomon's porch. Then the Jews surrounded him, and

said unto him, “How long dost thou keep us in suspense? 25 If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered

them, “ I have told you, and ye believe not: the works

which I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of 26 me.

But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep. 27 As I said unto you, my sheep hear my voice, and I know 28 them, and they follow me: and I give unto them ever

lasting life; and they shall never perish, nor shall any 29 one force* them out of mine hand. My Father, that hath

given them to me, is greater than all; and none is able 30 to force them out of my Father's hand. I and the Father 31 are one t.” Then the Jews took up stones again, to 32 stone him. Jesus said to them, Many good works I

have shown you from my Father : for which of those 33 works do ye stone mé.?” The Jews answered him,

[saying, ] “ For a good work we stone thee not; but for

blasphemy, and because thou, being a man, makest thy34 self God.” Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in 35 your law, 'I said, ye are gods?' If those be called gods,

to whom the word of God came, (and the scripture can36 not be made void ;) say ye of him, whom the Father

hath set apart I, and sent into the world, “Thou blasphemest:? because I said, “ I am the son of God $?”. If

* snatch, or tear, N.

+ Gr. one thing. “To snatch my true disciples out of my hand, would be to snatch them out of my Almighty Father's hand; because I and my Father are one; one in design, action, agreement, affection. · See ch. xvii. 11, 21, 22; I Cor. iii. 8. and, in some copies, is': Gal. iii. 28. The phrase is equivalent to that which occurs at the close of ver. 38.” Newcome. I Gr. sanctified.

“If the psalmist, or the law, or the scripture, called those gods who were prophets, or magistrates, or both; (and every assertion of the scripture is true, and therefore șuch are justly styled guds ;) do I blaspheme in calling God my Father, and therefore myself the Son of God, when the Father bath consecrated me to the office of prophet and Christ, and delegated me to assume this character among mankind ?" Newcome.

28 I do not the works of my Father, believe me not : but if

I do them, though ye believe not me, believe the works:

that ye may know and believe that the Father is in me, 39 and I in him*.” Upon this they sought again to appre40 hend him: but he escaped out of their hand; and de

parted again beyond Jordan, to the place where John at 41 first baptized: and there he abode. And many resorted

to him, and said, “ John did no miracle: but all things 42 which John spake of this man were true.” And many

believed in him there. Ch. xi. Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Be2 thany, the town of Mary and of her sister Martha.( Now it

was that Mary who anointed the Lord with balsam f, and

wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was 3 sick.) His sisters therefore sent to Jesus, saying,

- Mas4 ter, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.” And when

Jesus heard it, he said, “ This sickness is not unto death;

but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be 5 glorified by it." (Now Jesus loved Martha, and her 6 sister, and Lazarus.) When he heard therefore that La

zarus was sick, he still abode two days in the place where 7 he was.

Then afterward he saith to his disciples, “ Let 8 us go again into Judea." His disciples say unto him,

Master, but now the Jews sought to stone thee: and 9 goest thou thither again ?” Jesus answered, “ Are there

not twelve hours of the day? If a man walk in the day,

he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world: 10 but if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth ; because 11 the light is not in him He spake these things; and

afterward he saith unto them, “Our friend Lazarus sleep12 eth ; but I go that I may awake him.” Then his dis13 ciples said, “ Master, if he sleep, he will recover.” But

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* That the Father is in me, and I in him.] “Compare ch. xiv, 10, 11 : where this union is said to consist in speaking the words, and doing the works, of the Father.” Newcome, t the same Mary that anointed the Lord with ointment. N. See Campbell,

Or, in it, i. e. in the world. See Wakeficld.

Jesus spake of his death : yet they thought that he was 14 speaking of rest in sleep. Then Jesus said to them plainly, 15 Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes that I

was not there, that ye may believe : but let us go to him.” 16 Then Thomas, who is called Didymus, said to bis fellow

disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with bim.” 17 When Jesus therefore came, he found that Lazarus had 18 already lain four days in the sepulchre. (Now Bethany 19 was near Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off: and many

of the Jews had come * to Martha and Mary, that they 20 might comfort them concerning their brother.) Then

Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went 21 and met him : but Mary sat in the house. Then said

Martha to Jesus, “ Master, if thou hadst been here, my 22 brother had not died. But I know that, even now, what23 soever thou shalt ask of God, God will give thee.” Jesus 24 saith unto her, “ Thy brother shall rise again.” Martha

saith unto him, “I know that he will rise again in the re25 surrection at the last day.” Jesus said unto her, “ I am

the resurrection, and the life: he who believeth in me, 26 though he die, yet he shall live: and whosoever livethi,

and believeth in me, shall never die. Believest thou 27 this?” She saith unto him, “ Yes, Master, I believe

that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, who was to 28 come into the world.” And when she had said this, she

went and called her sister Mary secretly, saying, “ The 29 Teachert is come, and calleth for thee.” As soon as Mary 30 heard this, she riseth quickly, and cometh to him. (Now.

Jesus was not yet come into the town; but was in the 31 place where Martha met him.) The Jews then, who were

with Mary in the house, and were comforting her, when they saw that she rose up hastily, and went out, followed

her, saying, “She gocth to the sepulchre, that she may 32 weep there." As soon then as Mary came where Jesus was,

* came. N. See W.

N. m. Master, N. t.

and saw himn, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him,

“Master, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died." 33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews

also weeping who came with her, he groaned in spirit, 34 and was troubled, and said, “Where have ye laid him?" 35 They say unto him, Master, come and see.” Jesus 36

wept. The Jews therefore said, See, how he loved 37 him.” But some of them said, “Could not He, that

opened the eyes of the blind man, have caused even that 38 this Lazarus should not have died ?” Jesus therefore,

again groaning in himself, cometh to the sepulchre. Now 39 it was a cave, and a stone lay against it. Jesus saith,

« Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Master, by this time the

smell is offensive *: for he hath been buried four days. 40 Jesus saith unto her, “ Said I not unto thee that, if thou

wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God ?" 41 Then they took away the stonet. And Jesus lifted up

his eyes, and said, “ Father, I thank thee that thou 42 hast heard me. I know indeed that thou hearest me

always: but because of the multitude who stand by I

have said this, that they may believe that thou hast sent 43 me.” And when he had said these words, he cried out 44 with a loud voice, “ Lazarus, come forth.” [And] he

that had been dead came out, having his hands and feet bound with grave-clothes : and his face was bound about

with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, “ Loose him, 45 and let him go.” Then many of the Jews who had come

to Mary, and had seen the things which [Jesus] did, be46 lieved in him. But some of them went away to the

Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done. 47 The chief-priests therefore and the Pharisees assembled

a council, and said, - What shall we do? for this man 48 doeth many miracles. If we suffer him to go on thus, alt:

* See Campbell. he stinketh, N.
+ from the place where the dead was laid. R. T. .

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