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MATTHEW. MARK

LUKE,

John.

CHA P. у.

25 Verily verily I say unto you, The hour is coming, and

now is, when the dead shall" · hear the voice of the Son of

God, and they that hear
Shall live.

26 For as the Father hach life in himself, fo hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

27 And hath given him authority to execute judg. ment also, because he is the Son of man.

28 Marvel not at this : for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his Svoice,

29 And Thall come forth, they that have done good unto the resurrection of life and they thac : have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

that you may be the more convinc'd of, the Son of God shall in a little while bid the Dead arise out of their Graves, who hearing his Voice Shall instantly obey him : for as the Father bestows Life on whomsoever he will, so hath he invested. the Son with an Authority of raising whom he pleases from the Dead. He has also given him a Power to condemn those that shall not believe in him ;, because that having been so highly honour'd by God, he has notwithstanding humbled himself fo far, as to become Man, that he might execute his Father's Will. Let not these things seem incredible to you: for the time shall come (tho late) in which not a few, but all the Dead shall be rais'd out of their Graves, and hear his Voice; and all that have liv'd in a fteddy Course of Virtue, Ihall after this Resurrection be rewarded with immortal Life, but the Wicked, who have died impenitent, shall be rais'd again to receive the Punishments they have deserv'd

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MATTHEW.

MARK.

LUKE.

John.

CHA P.. V.

30 I can of my own self do nothing: as I hear, I judg: and my judgment is just ; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Facher which hach senc me.

31 If I bear witness of my self, my witness is not true.

32 There is another that bearech witness of me, and I know that the witness which he witnessech of me, is true.

33 Ye sent unco John, and he bare witness unto the truch.

34 But I receive noc teo stimony from man : bur chese chings I say, chat ye might be saved.

35 He was a burning and a lhining light : and ye were willing for a season to rejoyce in his light.

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In this Judgment I fall do nothing upon my own account, but shall exactly follow the Rules my Father has prescribid me; so that I shall condemn none un. justly, because I shall punctually execute my Father's Orders.

If I requir'd you to believe that I am sent by God, merely because I lay it, you would not be to blame to distrust me; but there is one among you who bears witnefs to me, whose Testimony is not unknown to you, and which ought to be believ'd by you, I mean the Testimony of John the Baptist, when you fent your Messengers unto him, before whom he openly declar'd the Truth. 'But I stand in need of no man's Testimony, neither do I make mention of it now, but only to rescue you from the Danger to which your Incredulity has made you liable.

He for a while shin'd out, like a bright Lamp among you, and dispell’d the darkness of your Ignorance, and you seem'd (tho for a very lort season) to be delighted with it.

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MATTHEW

MARK.
LUKE.

John.

CHA P. V.

35 But I have greater witness than that of Joha: for the works which the Fa. ther hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, chat the * Father hach sent me.

37 And the Father himself which hath sent me, hach born witness of nie. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, por seen his shape..

38 And ye have not his word abiding in you : for whom he hath sent, him ye believe ncc.

39 Search the scriptures : for in them ye think ye have eternal life, and they are they which cestifie of me.

40 And ye will not come. to me, that ye might have life.

41 I receive not honour

from men.

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I have yet a much greater Testimony in my behalf than the Testimony of Föhn. The Miracles that I do bear witness of me, being a clear demonstration of a Power deriv'd from God, and consequently of my having been sent by him. God therefore is the Witness I rely on, but you have never been obedient to his Word, nor are you acquainted with what is acceptable to him: for it is plain you have never seriously consider'd the Revelation he has given you, since you do not believe on him whom he has fent unto you. You profess to be diligent in your search after the meaning of the Scriptures, because you think they are able to direct you in the way that leads to everlaiting Life ; but these very Scriptures bear witness of me, and yet you will not become my Disciples, which is the way towards the obtaining everlasting Life. 'Tis not out of ambition, or any desire of Fame that I speak thus unto you, but to warn you of the evil Ínclination I find in you; for, whatever you pretend, I plainly see you are destitute of the Love of God. I have

told

MATTHEW
MARK.
LUKE.

Joh N.

CHA P. - V.

43 I am come in my Fa. ther's name, and ye receive me not : if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.

44 How can ye believe, which receive 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 Móses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.

47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe

my words?

told you l'am fent unto you by God's Authority, and the Miracles I have wrought among you are an evidence of this Truth ; notwithstanding you do not believe me: But there will come others, without any pretence to a divine Commission,and without confirming what they tell you by Miracles, who shall impofe upon you, and whom you will blindly follow. The reason of your Disbelief of me is easy to be understood, since 'tis the Applause of Men you court, and which you prefer to a Love of Truth and God's Favour. Do not however imagine I shall accule you to my heavenly Father: Moses himself Mall prove you guilty before him, tho you depend fo much upon his Doctrine, since you have not judgd of what I say unto you by the Rules he has set you. . Nay, whatever you pretend, you have no reliance upon him : for if you believ'd him, you would also believe me; since if what he has writ be true, 'tis ascertainly true that I have bìn sent by God unto you : since then you : do not believe Moses himself whose Disciples you profess to be, 'tis no wonder, hated. as I am by you, my Words find no credit with you, .

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and and to eat.

did eat, rubbing them

in their hands. 2 But when the 24 And the Pha 2 And certain of Pharisees saw it, they. risees said unto him, the Pharisees said unsaid unto him, Behold, Behold, why do to them, Why do yo thy disciples do that they on the fab- that which is not lawwhich is not lawful to bath-day that which ful to do on the fabdo upon the Sabbath- is not lawful ? bath-days? day.

3 But he said unco 25 And he said un 3 And Jesus anthem, Have ye not to them, Have ye ne- swering them, said, read what David did ver read what David Have ye not read so when he was an hun- did, when he had need, much as this, what gred, and they that and was an hungred, David did, when himwere with him

he, and they that self was an hungred,
were with him?

and they which were
with him ?

CH A P. XIX. Jesus excuses bis Disciples plucking of the Ears of Corn, and eating

them on the Sabbath-day. "The same day he cures one sick of the Pally, which he proves to be lawful. Afterwards he goes to the Lake of Gennesareth, where the People flock unto him, many of whom are

cured by him of their Distempers. AF Fter the holy Days were expir’d, on the first Sabbath-day after the days of un

leavened Bread (but the second'in number of the seven Sabbaths to be reckon'd from the Pentecost), Jesus with his Disciples return'd into Galilee. It happen'd while they passed thro the Fields, the Corn being almost ripe, that his Disciples, who were hungry, pluck'd the Ears, and rubbing 'em in their hands, eat the Grain ;, which the Pharisees taking notice of, they told Jesus his Disciples had done what it was unlawful for any to do on the Sabbath-day, namėly, to gather Corn for their eating. But fesus excus'd this Adion of his Disciples by the Example of D.svid, who being hungry, and destitute of Viduals, went into the

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