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JOHN. CHAP. XIV. C H A P. VĨ.
CH A P, VI. and when 47 And when even
16 And when even the evening was come, was come, the ship
was now come, his he was there alone. was in the midst of
disciples went down the sea, and he alone
unro che sea, on the land.
17 And entred into a ship, and went over the fea towards Carernaum: and it was now dark, and Jelus
was not come to them. 24 But the
18 And the sea awas now in the midt coiling in rowing: (for of the sea, tossed with the wind was contrary
rose, by reason of a waves : for the wind unco them)
great wind that blew. was contrary.
19 So when they had rowed about five and twenty, or thirty
furlongs, 25 And in the
and about the fourth watch of the fourth watch of the night, Jesus went un. night he cometh unto them walking on to them, walking upon the sea.
and would have
passed by them. 26 And when the 49 But when they
they disciples faw him saw him walking upon
see Jefus walking on walking on the fea, the sea, they supposed
the sea, and drawing they were troubled, it had been a lpirit,
nigh unto the ship: saying, It is a spirit; and cried out.
and they were afraid. and they cried out for 50 (For they all fear.
saw him, and were
who at the beginning of the Night went on board, were now in the middle of the Lake steering towards Capernaum, when on the sudden the Water began to be agitated, and their Course was hindred by a contrary Wind. Now Felus was not as yet come to them. When therefore by going against the Wind they had with great difficulty rowed about five and twenty or thirty Furlongs, near the fourth Watch of the night Jesus came towards them walking upon the Water 110 Otherwise than if it had been dry Ground, and made as it he intended to pass by them.
The Disciples feeing him not far from their Boat, took him for an Apparition, and cried out for fear: for they all saw him, and were mightily aitoniin'd. But
C H A P. VI, 27 But straightway
And immediatly Jefus fpake unto them, he talked with them, laying, Be of good and faith unto them,
20 But he faith uncheer, it is I, be not Be of good cheer, it is
to them, It is I, be afraid. I, be not afraid.
nor afraid. 28 And Peter answered him, and said, Lord, if ic be thou, bid me come unco chee on the water.
29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind boistrous, he was afraid : and beginning to fink, he cried, saying, Lord save me.
31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, Othou of liccle faith, wherefore didst chou doubt ? 32 And when they 51 And he went up
21 Then they wil. were come into the to them into the ship,
lingly received him inship, the wind ceased. and the wind ceased :
to the ship: Jesus bid them be of good comfort, telling then it was he himself whom they saw walking on the Water. Peter being in doubt whether it was Feļus or a Spectre, said unto him, If thou art Jesus, command me to come unto thee walking on the water, as thou thy self dost. Jesus straitway commanded him; and Peter going out of the Boat, began to walk towards him on the Surface of the Water, as if it had been dry Ground. The Wind in the mean time rose, and his Courage, and the Faith he had in Jesus, which was attended with a miraculous Power of walking on the Water, failing him, his Steps gave way, and finding himself sink. ing, he cried out with a loud voice to Jesus to come to his assistance.
Jefus immediately came to him, and stretching out his hand, rais’d him to the top of the water, rebuking him for his distrust, which was the only reason of his sinking. Afterwards Jesus and Poter, at the request of the other Apostles, came into the Boat. Now the Wind, which, as we have already said, was contrary, Gg 2
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and immediatly the Thip was at the land
whither they went. and they were Sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondred.
52 For they confidered not the miracle of the loaves, for their
heart was hardened.. 33. Then they that were in the ship, came, and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth chou. art the Son of God.
34 And when they 53. And when they were gone over, they had passed over, they came into the land of. came into the land of Gennefareth.
54 And when they
knew him, 35. And when the 55 And ran through men of that place had that whole region knowledg of him, round about, and bethey sent out into all. gan to carry about in that country round a- beds those that were bout, and brought fick, where they heard unco him all that were he was. diseased, tell all on the sudden, and they came in a short time to the place they steer'd to. Both these Miracles filld them with the greatest admiration of their Master, of whom they now conceiv'd a much more noble Idea than they had before: for fo ftupid were they, that the miraculous feeding of five thousand men with five Loaves and two small Fishes, had made no Impresion on them : But having feen him walking on the Water, they came to him, and fell down at his feet with this exclamation, Truly thou art the Son of God, or the Mefah. Being landed not far from Capernaum in the Country of Gennesareth, which also gives name to the Lake, Jesus was presently known by the Inhabitants, and a world of people flock'd to him from all parts: for they that had first seen him presently told their Neighbuurs that that strange Person who had done so many Miracles was again come into those parts, the report of which occasion d abundance of fick people to be brought
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fick in the streets, 36 And befought
and befought him, that they might him that they might only touch the hem touch, if it were Sur
the border of his garof his garment : and
ment : and as many as as many as touched.
made whole. whole.
22 The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea,
were made perfectly touched him,
unto him in their Beds; and wherever be went in City, or Country, in the Streets and High Roads, the Sick were presented to him, and they desir'd they might be permitted to touch but the Hem of his Garment, and as many as touch'd it were cur'd of their Infirmities.
G H A P. XXXIII. A Multitude follow Jesus from the other side of the Lake, and pass
over to Capernaum, whom Jesus instructs in the Synagogue, telling them in a long, tho figurative Discourse, that they ought to be sollicitous after spiritual and not corporeal Food; and that he himself was the Bread that would nourish them. The Jews, who expected the Messiah should establish a terrestrial Government among them, are offended at his Doctrine, and defert him. He shows who they be that come to hear him with an honest disposition, and asks his Apostles whether they also would depart from him. Peter in the name of all of them assures him of the contrary, adding also a remarkable reason of his Constancy. Nevertheless
: Jesus tells them, one of 'em would be.
THE 'HE Multitude that remaind in the Territory of Bethsaida, taking notice
there was but one Boat on that fide the Lake when the Apostles put off from More, and knowing that Jesus was left behind, they fought for him in all the
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saw that there was none other boat there, save that one whereinto his disciples were entred, and that Jesus went not with his disciples inco the boat, but that his disciples were gone away alone :
23 (Howbeit there came other boats from Tiberias, nigh unto the place where they did eat bread, after chat the Lord had given thanks)
24 When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, feeking for Jesus.
25 And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, Rabbi, when cameft thou hither?
26 Jesus answered them and said, Verily verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did ear of the loaves, and were filled.
neighbouring Villages, not in the least imagining he had passed the Lake. They were very much affected with the Supper with which Jessis had entertain'd 'em; and his great Liberality, together with
the hopes of yet greater Rewards, made them very earnest to proclaim him King. While they thus sought after him in vain, there came a great many Boats from Tiberias, not far from the place where they had been fed by Jesus. Several of the people therefore, not finding Jesus nor any of his Apostles, came over in these Boats to Capernaum in quest of him. When they had found him, they told him how they had look'd for him on the other side of the Lake, and ask'd him how long he had bin on this side. Jesus, who knew that many of them followed him, not because of the Miracles he wrought, nor out of a desire of being instructed by him, told 'em they did not seek after him on account of his Miracles, which were so many Arguments of his divine Commislion, but by reason he had fa, plentifully fed them. Now, said he, your great care should