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disciples into the land of Judæa; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.

23 | And John also was baptizing in Ænon near to "Salim, because there was mueh water there : 'and they came, and were baptized.

24 For " John was not yet cast into prison.

25 | 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 baptizeth, and all men come to him.

27 John answered and said, A man can receivelo nothing, except it be given him from heaven.

8 abode. Pu. dispute. Ham. 10 take unto himself. A. V. & John, iv. 2.

b 1 Sam. ix. 4; And he passed through mount Ephraim, and passed through the land of Shalisha, but they found them not: then they passed through the land of Shalim, and there they were not: and he passed through the land of the Benjamites, but they found them not.

Mat. iï. 5, 6, 16: Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judæa, and all the region round about Jordan, and were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins. Jesus, when he was baptized-MARK, i, 5: There went out unto him all the land of Judæa, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.

MAT. xiv. 3: For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.

"John, i. 7, 15, 27, 34: The same (John) came for a witness. John bare witness of him.--He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose. I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.

ml Cor. iv, 7; Who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? Now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it? Heb. v. 4: No man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. JAMES, i. 17: Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights.

28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, "I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.

29 PHe that bath 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 is fulfilled.

30 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 'from heaven is above all.

n See on John, i. 20, 27.

• MAL. ii. 1: Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me. MARK, i. 2: Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare the way before thee. Luke, i. 17: He shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias.

P Mat. xxii. 2: The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son. 2 Cor. xi. 2: I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. Eph. v. 25, 27 : Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave himself for it; that he might present it to himself a glorious Church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. Rev. xxi. 9: And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will show thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.

4 Cant. v. 1: Eat, О friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.

* Isa. ix. 7: Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end. Dan. ii. 35: The stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.

s Ver. 13, John, viii. 23: Ye are from beneath, I above : ye are of this world; I am not of this world.

+ MAT. xxviii. 18: And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. JOHN, i. 15, 27: He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. Rom. ix. 5: Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

John, vi. 33: For the bread of God is he which cometh

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32 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 11 that God is true.

34 (For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.

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down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. I Cor, xv. 47: The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. Eph. i. 20, 21 : Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places. Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come. Phil. ii. 9: Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name.

Ver. 11, John, v. 20: The Father loveth the Son, and showeth him all things that himself doeth. do. viii. 26: I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.

w John, xv. 15: All things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

John, i. 11: He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

y Rom. iii. 4: Let God be true, but every man a liar. 1 John, v. 10: The words under ver. 16.

2 John, vii. 16 : Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.

a Ps. xlv. 7: Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness : therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. Isa. xi. 2: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD. do. lix. 21: As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever. John, i. 16: Of his fulness have all we received, and i. 19: For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell.

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35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath "given all things into his hand.

36 He that believeth on the Son "hath everlasting life : and he that believeth not 12 the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth 13

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CHAP. IV. 1 Christ talkeih with a woman of Samaria, und revealeth himself unto

her : 27 his disciples marvel: 31 he declareth to them his zeul to God's glory : 39 many Samaritans believe on him : 43 he departeth into Galilee, and healeth the ruler's son that lay sick at Capernaum.

WHEN therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and obaptized more disciples than John,

2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)

3 He left Judæa, and departed again into Galilee.

4 "And he must needs go through Samaria.

5 Then cometh hel to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground a that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

13 is disobedient to. Dod. Pu. remains. Pu. 'He cometh there. fore. Whit. ? field. We. Pu.

b Dan. vii. 14: There was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him. See on MAT. xi. 27, and xxviii. 18.

Ver. 15, 16, John, i. 12: The words under ver. 16.

. See on Acts, ii. 15. HAB. ii. 4: The just shall live by his faith. John, vi. 47: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. Rom. i. 17: Therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith. As it is written, The just shall live by faith. 1 JOHN, v. 10: The words under ver. 16.

• Rom. i. 18: For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.

CHAP. IV. a John, iii. 22, 26.

• LUKE, ii. 49: And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?

cGen. xxxiii, 19: He [Jacob] bought a parcel of a field,

6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being 'wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well : and it was about the sixth hour.

7 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 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 Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

10 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 would have given thee *living water.4

3 by. Ham. 4 the water of life. Co. Ma. Cr. Ud. Bi. Gen. where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father, for an hundred pieces of money: do. xlviii. 22: Moreover I have given to thee one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hand of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow. JOSHUA, xxiv. 32: And the bones of Joseph, which the children of Israel brought up out of Egypt, buried they in Shechem, in a parcel of ground which Jacob bought of the sons of Hamor the father of Shechem for an hundred pieces of silver.

* HEB. iv. 15: We have not an High Priest which cannot be touched with a feeling of our infirmities.

€ 2 Kings, xvii. 24: The king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, &c. and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel. LUKE, ix. 52, 53: They went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him. And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. John, xvii. 28: They themselves went not into the judgment-hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the Passover. Acts, x. 28 : Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation. do. xi. 3: Thou wentest in to men uncircumcised, and didst eat with them.

f2 Cor. ix. 15: Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

8 Isa. xii. 3: Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. do. xli. 17, 18: When the poor and

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