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Christ's conference with Nicodemus. A. D. 30. But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, J. 2. 'I Sam.16. because he knew all men, and needed not that 24, 25 7. I Chr.

any should testify of man: for f he knew what Rev. 2. 23. was in man.

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Tit. 3. 5. Jam. 1. 18.

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21. Christ's discourse with Nicodemus.

J. 3. THERE was a man of the Pharisees, named

1 Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: the same came

2 to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we

know that thou art a teacher come from God: a Acts 2.22. for ano man can do these miracles that thou Acts 10. doest, except "God be with him. Jesus answered 3

and said unto him, “Verily, verily, I say unto Gal.6.15. “ thee, 'Except a man be born again, he cannot

see the ? kingdom of God.” Nicodemus saith 4 1 Pet. 1.23. unto him, How can a man be born when he is

old? can he enter the second time into his
mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, 5

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, “Except a man
“ be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot
“ enter into the kingdom of God. That which 6
" is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is
“ born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that 7

“I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
• Eccles." The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou 8

“ hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell
“ whence it cometh, and whither it goeth : so
“ is every one that is born of the Spirit.” Nico- 9
demus answered and said unto him, How can
these things be? Jesus answered and said unto 10
him, “Art thou a 'master of Israel, and knowest
“ not these things? verily, verily, I say unto 11

thee, We speak that we do know, and testify
“that we have seen; and ye receive not our

66 witness. If I have told you earthly things, 12 4. Acts 2. “ and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I

“ tell you of heavenly things ? and 'no man 13 Eph. 1. 9, “ hath 'ascended up to heaven, but he that came

11. 5.
I Cor. 2.11.

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God's great love to mankind.

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1 John 4.9.

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J. 3. “ down from heaven, even the Son of man which A. D. 30.

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“ 8 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the 8 Num.21. “ wilderness, even so must the Son of man be 15“ lifted up: that whosoever believeth in him “should not perish, but have eternal life.”

“ h For God so loved the world, that he gave "Rom. 5.8. “ his only begotten Son, that whosoever believ

" eth in him should not perish, but have ever17“ lasting life. For God sent not his Son into 1 John 4.

“ the world to condemn the world; but that
“ the world through him might be saved.”

“He that believeth on him is not condemn-
“ ed: but he that believeth not is condemned

already, because he hath not believed in the 19 name of the only begotten 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, Job 24 “ neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds Eph. 5. 13. 21 “ should be reproved. But he that doeth truth

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

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22. The baptism, witness, and doctrine of John. J. 3.

AFTER these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judæa; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.

And John also was baptizing in Ænon near to a Salim, because there was much water there: - 1 Sam. 9. 24 and they came, and were baptized. For John 4 was not yet cast into prison.

Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying. 26 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

according to God. Geneva English. agreeable to God. C.

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John's doctrine concerning Christ.

Jam. 1. 17.

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81 Cor. 15. 47.

A. D. 30. baptizeth, and all men come to him. John an-J. 3.

1 Cor. 4. swered and said, "A man can receive nothing, 27 7. Heb.5.4.

except it be given him from heaven. Ye your- 28

selves bear me witness, that I said, I am not Mal 3. 1. the Christ, but that I am sent before him. He 29 d 2 Cor. 11.

that hath the bride is the bridegroom : but the 2. Eph. 5. 25, 27.

friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and Rex, 21:9; heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the

bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is

fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease. 30 Rom.9.5. He that cometh from above fis above all: 8 he 31

that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of h1 Cor. 15. the earth: h he that cometh from heaven is Eph. 1. 21. above all. And what he hath seen and heard, 32 Phil. 2. 9. that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his

testimony. He that hath received his testimony 33 Rom.3.4. i hath set to his seal that God is true. For he 34

whom God hath sent speaketh the words of

God : for God giveth not the Spirit by measure
* Heb.2.8. unto him. The Father loveth the Son, and 35

Hab. 2. 4. hath given all things into his hand. He that 36
Rom.1.17. 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.

L. 3. And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto the people.

47.

1 John 5. 10.

1 John 5. 10.

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23. Jesus retires into Galilee after John the Bap

tist's imprisonment. Revealeth himself to the
woman of Samaria. Many Samaritans be-
lieve on him.

Mk. 1.
Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus
came into Galilee.

For Herod himself had sent forth and laid Mk. 6. hold upon John, and bound him in prison for 17

Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he * Lev. 18. had married her. For John had said unto He-18

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Christ talketh with a woman of Samaria.

27 Mk. 6. ther's wife. Therefore Herodias ? had a quarrel A. D. 31.

19 against him, and would have killed him; but
20 she could not: for Herod 'feared John, knowing

that he was a just man and an holy, and ob-
served him; and when he heard him, he did

many things, and heard him gladly. J. 4.

And he must needs go through Samaria. 4, 5 Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is

called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground "that "Gen. 33. 6 Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob's 19.8.48 well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied 24. 32. with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it 7 was about the sixth hour. There cometh a

woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith 8 unto her, “Give me to drink.” (For his disci

ples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) 9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the 2 Kings

Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. Acts 10. 10 Jesus answered and said unto her, “If thou 28.

“ knewest the gift of God, and who it is that
“ saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou would-

“ est have asked of him, and he would have
11“ given thee "living water.” The woman saith Is. 12. 3.

unto him, Sir, thou hast * nothing to draw with, Jer. 2 13.

and the well is deep: from whence then hast Zech. 13.1. 12 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 13 cattle? Jesus answered and said unto her, “Who

“soever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 14 " 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 15“ water springing up into everlasting life.” The Rom. 6.

woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, 5. 20.

that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw. 16 Jesus saith unto her, “Go, call thy husband, and

hung upon him. D. reverenced. D.

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1 Tim.2.8.

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A. D. 31. “ come hither.” The woman answered and said, J. 4.

I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, “Thou 17
“ hast well said, I have no husband: for thou 18
“ hast had five husbands; and he whom thou
“ now hast is not thy husband : in that saidst
“ thou truly.” The woman saith unto him, Sir, 19

I perceive that thou art a prophet. Our fathers 20 {Judg.9.7. worshipped in this mountain ; and ye say, that 8 Deut. 12. in 8 Jerusalem is the place where men ought to i Kin. 9.3 worship. Jesus saith unto her, “Woman, believe 21 2Chr.7.12.“ me, the hour cometh, " when ye shall neither Mall.ll. « in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, wor2 Kin. 17.“ ship the Father. Ye worship 'ye know not 22

“ what: we know what we worship: for * salRom. 9.4,“ vation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, 23

“ and now is, when the true worshippers shall · Phil. 3. 3. “ worship the Father in 'spirit and in truth:

“ for the Father seeketh such to worship him. m 2 Cor. 3. “ m God is a Spirit: and they that worship him 24

“ must worship him in spirit and in truth.” The 25
woman saith unto him, I know that Messias
cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come,
he will tell us all things. Jesus saith unto her, 26
“I that speak unto thee am he.

And upon this came his disciples, and mar- 27
velled that he talked with ? the woman: yet no
man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest
thou with her? The woman then left her water- 28
pot, and went her way into the city, and saith
to the men, Come, see a man, which told me 29
all things that ever I did : is not this the Christ?
Then they went out of the city, and came unto 30
him.

In the mean while his disciples prayed him, 31 saying, Master, eat. But he said unto them, 32 “I have meat to eat that ye know not of.” Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath 33 any man brought him ought to eat? Jesus saith 34 unto them, “n My meat is to do the will of him

n Job 23. 12.

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