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to me, that ye might have life. 41. I 'receive not m hoflour from men. 42. But I know
42. But I know you, that ye have not the e love of God in you. 43. I am come in my Fathers name,
and ye receive me not: if o another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. . 44. P How can ye believe,
which on, that Light is come into the Son, to Day have I begotten thee. World, and Men loved Darkness • A&t. 5. 36, 37. Before these rather than Light, because their Days rose up Theudas, boasting Deeds were Evil.
himself to be somebody, to whom 1:1 Thef. 2. 6. Nor of Men s a Number of Men, about four Hunsought we Glory, neither of you, dred, joined themselves, who was nor yet of others.
flain. After this Man, rose up m Ver. 34. Joh. 6. 15.
Judas of Galilee. " Heb. S. 4, S. No Man taketh p * Joh. 12. 43. For they loved this Honour to himself, but he that in the Praise of Men, more than the is called of God, as was Aaron. So Praise of God. Gal. 5. 26. Let us also Chrift glorified not himself to not be desirous of Vain-glary, probe made an High Priest ; but he voking one another, envying one that said unto him, Thou art my other. May we not cherefore conclude, that God draws many to come to Christ, that he invites them to accept of the Salvation offered by him, and that the Reason why so few come and are saved is, because they will not close with the Invitation, but refuse to come when they are drawn by
the Father. Almighty God desires the Salvation and Happiness of all 1 Men, and offers them Grace and Strength sufficient for that end; but if es when they are drawn by the Motions of his Spirit, they refuse to come, si he will not, generally speaking, use Force and Violence to them, but leave
them to eat of the Fruit of their own Ways, and to be filled with their own Devices
. For it'is clear from the Old and New Testament, that God en4. deavours the Salvation of many, who are not saved. What else can be *** the Meaning of that folemn Appeal, Ifa. 5.4.' What could have been
done more to my Vineyard, that I have not done in it? Wherefore when I looked that it fhould bring forth Grapes, brought it forth wild Grapes ? Can any Sense more natural than this be put upon that Lamentation of our Redeemer's, Mat. 23: 37. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killeft the Prophets, and stoneft them which are fent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy Children together as a Hen gathereth her Chickens under her Wings, and ye would not !
Nor do I see how it can be made to appear, that by the Drawing of the Father, our Lord means such a Drawing as Men could not refift ; for if this were the Cafe, of what Use would the Precepts, Promises, Threatnings, and Exhortations in the New-Testament be? For those who were irrca Liftably drawn would come, and could not help it ; and it would be to no purpose to promise and threaten those who were not irrefiftably drawn, beCause for want of such a Force they could not come. As therefore in the Prophecy of Ezekiel, God is said to have purged Ifrael; (that is
, he had afforded them Means, and done his part towards their being purged, yet Israel was not purged; so it may be said now, that the Father drews many, who will not come to Chrit, that they may be saved
which receive a honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only. 45. Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father : there is one that accuseth you, even Moses in whom ye trust. 46. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me. 47. But d if ye believe not his writings, how thall ye believe my words.
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lilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. 2. And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.
3. And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. 4. And the f passover, a feast of the Jews was nigh. 5. T When Jesus then & lift up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he faith unto Philip, Whence hall we buy bread that these may eat? 6. (And this he said to prove him: for he himselt kne:v what he would do) 7. Philip answered him, h Two hundred peny-worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may
take a little. 8. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peters brother, faith unto him, 9. There is a lad here, which
another. Phil. 2. 3. Let nothing the firft Month at Even, is the be done through Strife or Vain. Lord's Passover. In the first Day ye glory.
shall have an holy Convocation : + Rom. 2. 29. -Whose Praise ye shall do no servile Work thereis not of Men, but of God.
Deut. 16. I. Obferve the b + Rom. 2. 12. -As many as Month of Abib, and keep the Pallohave licened in the Law, Ihall be ver unto the Lord thy God : for judged by the Law.
in the Month of Abib the Lord c* Gen. 3. 15. Gen. 22. 18. thy God brought thee forth out of + Gen. 49. 10. t Deur. 13. 15. 10 Egypt by Night. : Acts 26. 22. See on Luk. 24.
6. † Mar. 14. 14. Jesus went 27.
forth, and saw a great Multitude, Luk. 16.31. If they hear not and was moved with Compassion toMoses and the Prophets, neither ward them, and he healed cher will they be perfwaded, though 15 Sick. See on Mat. 14. 15. one rose from the Dead.
+ See Numb. 1 1. 21, 22. MoP.: See on Mar. 14. 15.
ses said, the People amongst whom f Excd 12. 18. In the first Month,
I am, are fix hundred Thousand foce the fourtein: h Day of the Men, and thou hast said, I will · Month at Even, ye shall eat unlea give them Flesh that they may est reped Bread until the one and
a whole Month. Shall 'the Flocks twentieth Day at Even. Lev. and the Herds be slain for them? 23. 5, 7. In the fourteenth Day of
hath five barley-loaves, and two small fishes : i but what are they among so many ? 10. And Jesus said, Make the men fit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 11. And Jesus took the loaves, and when he had k given thanks, he diftributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes, as much as they would. 12. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be loft. 13. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley-loaves which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. 14. Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jelus did, said, This is of a truth m that Prophet that should come into the world. 15. When Jelus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone. 16. And n when Even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea, 17. And entred into a ship, and went over the sea towards Capernaum: and it was r.o v dark, and Jesus was not come to them. 18. And the fea arose, by reason of a great wind that blew. 19. So when they had rowed about five and twenty, or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ihip: and they were afraid. 20. But he faith unto them, It is 1, be not afraid. 21. Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went. 22. The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea, saw that there was none other boat there, save that one whereinto his dilo ciples were entred, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were gone away a
lore: Or shall all the Fill of the Sea be and her House, did eat many Days. gathered together for them, to suf And the Barrel of Meal wasted not, fice them ?
neither did the Cruise of Oil 2 King. 4. 43. What should fail.I set this before an hundred Men? in Deut. 18.15, 18 + Joh. 1.
5 He said again, Give the People that
See on Joh.7. 40. they may eat : for thus faith the n * Mat. 14. 23. -When the Lord, They shall eat, and shall leave Evening was cone,
lone. + Mar. 6. 47. When Even k See on Mat. 14. 19.
was come, the Ship was in the 1 King. 17.15, 16. She went midst of the Sea, and he alone on, and did according to the fay. the land. 18 of Elijah; and the, and he,
lone: 23. (Howbeit there came other boats from Tiberius tis nigh unto the place where they did eat bread, after that the Lord had a given thanks.) 24. When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they al10 took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking tor jefus. 25. And when they had found him on the other side 1 of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither? 26. Jesus answered them and said, Verily verily 1 . say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye faw the miracles
, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. 27. * • Labour not [Or, work not] for the meat which o perifheth, but for d that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man fhall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed. 28. Then said they unto him, what shall we do, that we might work the Works of God.
a Ver. 11.
This is my beloved Son: hear him. b See the Note on Luk. 14 1 + Luk 3. 22. And the Holy Ghof Joh. 4, 14. Whosoever drink
descended in a bodily Shape like a eth of the Water that I shall give Dove upon him, and a Voice came him, shall never thirst ; but the s from Heaven, which faid, Thou ! Water that I shall give him, shall art my beloved Son, in thee I am be in him a Well of Water spring. well-pleased. tiuk. 9.35. There ing up into everlasting Life. . Mat. came a Voice out of the Cloud, lay
20. Lay not up for your ing, This is my beloved Son, hear selves Treasures upon Earth, where to him. * Joh. 1. 33. He that fent Moth and Rust doth corrupt, and me to baptize with Water, the where Thieves break through fame faid' unto me, Upon whom and Sreal. But lay up for your thou shalt see the Spirit descending selves Treasures in Heaven. 1 Cor.
and remaining on him, the same 6. 13. Meats for the Belly, and 1 5 is he which baptizeth with the Holy the Belly for Meats: but God Mall Ghift. + Joh. s. 37. The Father destroy both it and them.- Col. 3. himself which hath fent me, hath 2. Set your Affection on Things born witness of me. Joh. 8.18. above, rot on Things of the -The Father which fent Earth. 20 eth witness of me, Acts 2. 22. Je
: d + Ver. 54; Luk. 10. 42. One
fus of Nazareth, a Man approved of thing is needful.
God among you, by Miracles, and e Rom. 6. 23. The Gift of God Wonders, and signs, which God is Eternal Life, through Jefus did by him in the midst of you,
as Christ our Lord.
25 ye your felves alfo know. Afts f* Mat. 3. 17. Lo, a Voice from
10. 38. God anointed Jesus of Na Heaven, saying, This is my belov zareth with the Holy Ghoff and ed Son in whom I am well pleased. with Power. + 2 Per. 5. 17 + Mar. 1. 11. There came a Voice For he received of God the Fa. from Heaven, saying, Thou art my ther Honour and Glory, when there beloved Son, in whom I ain well
came such a voice to him from the pleased. † Mar. 9. 7. - A Voice excellent Glory, This is my beloved came out of the cloud, laying, Son, in whom I am well pleased
29. Jesus answered and said unto them, - This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. 30. They said therefore unto him, What sign fhewest thou then, that we may fee, and believe thee? what doft thou work? 31. Our fathers did eat : manna in the desert, as it is written, He * gave them bread from heaven to eat. 32. Then Jesus said unto them, Verily verily I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven: but
Fa. ther giveth you the true bread from heaven.
33. For the Bread of God is he which m cometh down from heaven, and giveth
n life unto the world. 34. Then said they unto him, Lord, oevermore give us this bread.
35. And Jesus said unto them, I am the p bread of life: he that 9 cometh to me, shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me, fhall never thirst. 36. But I ' said unto you, that ye also have i seen me, and believe not. 37. All that the (1) Father
giv1 Joh. 3. 23. This is his Joh. 10. 9. I am the Door : Commandment, that we should believe by me if any Man enter in, he shall on the Name of his Son Jesus be saved, and shall go in and out, Chrit
and find Pafture. hot Mat. 16. I. + 1 Cor. 1.24. S m Joh. 3. !3. No Man hath aSee on Mat. 12. 38.
fcended up to Heaven, but he that f Exod. 16. 15. When the Chil came down from Heaven, even the dren of Israel saw it, they said Son of Man which is in Heaven. one to another it is Manna : for * Joh. 14.6. I am the Way, and they wift not what it was. *Numb. 50 the Truth, and the Life: no Man 11. 7. And the Manna was as Co cometh unto the Father but by riander-Seed, and the Colour thereof as the Colour of Bdellium. Joh.4. 15. Sir, give me this + Wisd. 16.20. Thou feddeft thine Water, that I Thirst" not, neither own People with Angels Food, and 15 come hither to draw. didft fend them from Heaven P Ver. 53, 56. Prov. 9. 5. Come, Bread prepared without their La eat of my Bread, and drink of my bour, able to content every Man's
Wine which I have mingled. delight, and agreeing to every 97.Joh. 4. 14. Whofoever Tafte. Cor. 10. 3. And did all 20 drinketh of the Water that I thall eat the same spiritual Meat, give him, shall never Thirft.-t Joh.
** Pfal. 78.24, 25. Had rained 2. 37. In the last Day, that great down Manna upon them to eat, Day of the Feast, Jesus stood and and had given them of the Corn of cried, saying, If any Man Thirft, let
Man did eat Angels 2 s him come unto me and drink. Food: he sent them Meat to the r. Ver 26. full
. Neh. 9.15. And gavest them * Joh. 12. 37. Though he had Bread from Heaven for their Hun done so many Miracles before ger, and broughreft furth Water them, yet they believed not on for them out of the Rock. (1) To come to Chrit, and to believe in him, are Expressions of the