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myself. Whoever speaketh of himself, seeketh his own glory: but whoever seeketh his glory who sent him, he is true, and unrighteousness is not in him. Did not Moses give you the law; and yet none of you keepeth the law Why seek ye to kill me?” The multitude answered and said, “Thou hast a demon: Who seeketh to kill thee ?” Jesus answered and said unto them, “I have done one work, and ye all wonder at it.* Moses gave you circumcision; (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers f ; ) and ye on the sabbath circumcise a man. If a man on the sabbath receive circumcision, that the law of Moses may not be broken; are ye angry with me, because I made a man altogether well on the sabbath Judge not according to appearance; but judge righteous

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“Is not this he whom they seek to kill? but, lo, he speaketh boldly; and nothing is said unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the Christ; 2 However, we know whence this man is: but, when Christ cometh, none knoweth whence he is $.” Then Jesus cried out in the temple, as he taught, saying, “Do ye both know me, and know whence I am ||2 and yet I am not come of myself, but he who sent me is true, whom ye know not. But I know him : for I am from him, and he hath sent me.” Then the Jews sought to apprehend him: yet no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come. But many of the multitude believed in him, and said, “When Christ cometh, will he do more miracles

* Or, wonder. Concerning this matter, Moses, &c. Compare the Greek with Mark vi. 6: Rev. xvii. 7: supposing the stop placed after 3ia rāre.

+ These words have the appearance of a marginal annotation inserted in the text. N.

# The very Christ, R.T.

$ It was a tradition of the Jews, that after the Messiah was born he would be conveyed away and miraculously concealed till Elias came to reveal and anoint him. See Whitby in loc. This tradition seems to be alluded to, Matt. xii. 38; xvi. 1; Mark viii. 11; Luke xi. 16; Matt. xxiv. 3. 30.

|| Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am. N. See Doddridge, Campbell, Wakefield.

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than [these] which this man hath done * The Pharisees heard the multitude murmuring such things about him; and the Pharisees and the chief-priests sent officers to apprehend him. Jesus therefore said, “Yet a little time longer I shall be with you; and then I shall go to him who sent me. Ye will seek me, and will not find me; and where I shall be, thither ye cannot come.” The Jews therefore said among themselves, “Whither will this man go, that we shall not find him P will he go to the dispersed Greeks, and teach the Greeks? What words are these which he said, ‘Ye will seek me, and will not find me: and where I shall be, thither ye cannot come 2'" Now on the last day, which is the great day, of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If any man thirst, let him come to me, and drink. He who believeth in me, as the scripture hath said, from his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” (Now he spake this of the spirit, which those who believe in him were to receive: for the [holy] spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.) Many of the multitude therefore, when they heard these words, said, “In truth this is a prophet.” Others said, “This is the Christ.” But others said, “ Doth the Christ come out of Galilee P Hath not

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of David, and from the town of Bethlehem, where David. was 2.” So there was a division among the multitude because of him. And some of them desired to apprehend

Then the officers came to the chief priests and Pharisees; who said unto them, “Why have ye not brought him ** The officers answered, “Never man spake like this [man.].” Then the Pharisees answered them, “Are ye also deceived? Hath any one of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed in him 2 but this multitude, who

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50 know not the law, are accursed.” Nicodemus saith thio them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of 51 them,) “Doth our law judge any man, unless it first hear 52 him, and know what he doeth?” They answered and ... said unto him, “Art thou also of Galilee 2 Search and see, that a prophet is not to arise from Galilee.” 53 *[Then every man went to his own house; but Jesus went Coto the mount of Olives. And early in the morning he came "again into the temple, and all the people came to him; and 3 he sat down and taught them. And the scribes and the Pharisees bring to him a woman taken in adultery : and when .4 they had set her in the midst, they say unto him, “Teachert, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be 6 stoned: what then sayest thou ?” Now they said this, trying him; that they might have whereof to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground. 7 But when they continued asking him, he raised himself up, and said unto them, “Let him that is without sin among 8 you, first cast a stone at her.” And he again stooped 9 down, and wrote on the ground. But they, having heard ... this, and being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, having begun at the elder, to the last : and Jesus 10 was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. Now when Jesus raised himself up, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, “Woman, where are those thine accusers? 11 hath no man condemned thee " And she said, No man, Sir.” And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.]” * 12 Then Jesus spake again unto them, saying, “I am the

* Tiris paragraph concerning the woman taken in adultery is wanting in the Alexandrian (see Woide's Preface), Vatican, Ephrem, and other manuscripts of great auth": tity, and in the oldest copies of the Syriac version, and is not cited by Origen, Chry- sostom, and other ancient ecclesiastical writers. It is found in the Cambridge more nuscript, but with some variations from the receive] text. See Griesbach, who keeps. it in his text, but with great hesitation,

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John VIII, 23 a.o.o is; light of the world: he who followeth me, shall by no means walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” The Pharisees therefore said unto him, “Thou bearest witness of thyself; thy witness is not true.” Jesus answered and said unto them, “Though I bear witness of myself, yet my witness is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go" ; but ye know not whence I come, and whither I go. Ye judge according to the flesh : I judge no one. And yet if I judge, my judgement is true : because I am not alone, but I and the Father who sent me. It is written in your law also, that the witness of two men is true. I bear witness of myself; and the Father who sent me beareth witness of me.” They said therefore unto him, “Where is thy Father?” Jesus' answered, “Ye neither know me, nor my Father: if ye. had known me, ye would have known my Father also.” Jesus spake these words in the treasury, as he was teaching in the temple: and yet none laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.

Then Jesus said unto them again, “I shall depart, and

ye will seek me, and will die in your sin: whither I depart, ye cannot come.” Then the Jews said, “Will he kill himself? because he saith, ‘Whither I depart, ye cannot come.’” And he said unto them, “Ye are from beneath; I am from above f : ye are of this world; I am not of this world. I therefore said unto you, that ye will die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he?,

* q.d. I know from whom my authority is derived, and to whom I am accountable. See ch. iii. 13; xiii. 1, 3.

+ So Wakefield, and the public version. Newcome renders the words “Ye are of those beneath, I an of those above;” and in his note comments upon the clause as expressive of a local residence in heaven antecedent to his existence on earth. But as the first clause is to be understood figuratively, so must the latter. See ver, 44. So ch. xvii. 16, our Lord says of his disciples, “they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world:”, not in allusion to any local residence, but to their temper and character, as different from that of the world.

# that I am le.} “The Christ. See Mark xiii. 6; Luke xxi. 8, compared with Matth. xxiv. 5; Acts xiii. 25. But to translate “that I am the Christ,” would be to represent our Lord as using to the incredulous Jews explicit, instead of covert, language on the subject of his Messiahship.” Newcome.

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ye will die in your sins.” Then they said unto him,

“Who art thou?” [And] Jesus said unto them, “Even
what I told you at first. I have many things to say con-
cerning you, and to condemn: but he who sent me, is
true; and I speak to the world those things which I have
heard from him.” They understood not that he spake to
them of the Father. Then Jesus said unto them, “When
ye have lified up the Son of man, then ye will know that
I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but speak these
things as my Father hath taught me. And he who sent
me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone ; be-
cause I always do those things which please him.”
As he spake these words, many believed in him. Then
Jesus said to those Jews who believed in him, “If ye
continue in my word, then ye are truly my disciples: and
ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you
free.” Some answered him, “We are Abraham's off-
spring, and were never slaves to any man : how sayest
thou, ‘Ye shall become free ?’” Jesus answered them,
“Verily verily I say unto you, Whosoever committeth
sin is the slave of sin. And the slave abideth not in the
house for ever: but the son abideth for ever. If the Son:
therefore shall make you free, ye will be free indeed. I
know that ye are Abraham's offspring : yet ye seek to kill
me, because my word hath no place in you. I speak
that which I have seen with [iny] Father: and ye do.
that which ye have seen * with [your] father.” They
answered and said unto him, “Abraham is our father.”
Jesus saith unto them, “If ye were Abraham's children,
ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye seek
to kill me, a man that have spoken to you the truth,
which I have heard from God : Abraham did not act
thus. Ye do the works of your father.” Then they said

* The word seen in both clanses is used figuratively; q. d. My doctrine is eonformable to the instructions which I have received from God: your conduct is such as may be

expected from the children of the devil. See Newcome's note. “Which ye have

heard from your father,” is the reading of some manuscripts of good authority.

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