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ther glorified, that ye bear much fruit: so ye will be my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, so I have loved you: abide ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye will abide in my love; as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. These things I speak unto you, that my joy in you may abide, and that your joy may be full. This is my commandment; that ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love than this hath no man, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever things I command you. Henceforth I callyounot servants; for the servant knoweth not what his master doeth : but I call you friends; for all things which I have heard from my Father, I have made known unto you. Ye have not chosen me; but I have chosen you, and appointed you, that ye may go and bear fruit, and that your fruit may remain: that whatever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he may give it you. “ These things I command you”, that ye may love one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love its own : but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. . Remember the words which I said unto you, ‘The servant is not greater than his master.” If they have persecuted me, they will persecute you also: if they have kept my words, they will keep yours also. But all these things they will do unto you on account of my name; because they know not him who sent me. If I had not come, and spoken unto them, they would not have had sin: but now they have no excuse for their sin. He that hateth me, hateth my Father also. If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they would not have had sin: but now they have both seen, and have hated, both me and 25 my Father. But this cometh to pass, so that the words are fulfilled which are written in their law, They hated me without a cause.” 26 “But when the Advocate * is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the spirit of truth which 27 proceedeth from the Father, he will testify of me. And ye also shall testify, because ye have been with me from the beginning. Ch. xvi. “These things I have spoken unto you, that ye 2 may not offend f. They will put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth 3 you will think that he offereth God service. And these things they will do, because they have not known the 4 Father, or me. But these things I have spoken unto you, that, when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you from the beginning , because I was with you. 5 But now I depart to him who sent me; and none of you 6 asketh me, ‘Whither goest thou?' But because I have spoken these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. 7 “Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is expedient for you that I go away : for if I go not away, the Advocate § will not come unto you; but if I go, I will send 8, him unto you. And when he is come, he will convince the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgement: 9 of sin, because they believe not in me; of righteousness, 10 because I go to my Father, and ye see me no longer; 11 of judgement, because the prince of this world isjudged ||. 12 I have still many things to say unto you; but ye cannot 13 bear them now. However, when he cometh, even the spirit of truth, he will guide you into all the truth: for he will not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that he will speak: and he will show you things to come.
* Or, I give you in charge,
* Comforter, N. + Or, fall away, or, be ensnared. See Campbell.
He will glorify me: for he will receive of mine, and will declare it unto you. All things which the Father hath are mine * : therefore I have said, that he will receive of mine, and will declare it unto you. A little
time, and ye will not see me: and again a little time, and
ye will see me; because I go to the Father.” Then said some of his disciples among themselves, “What is this which he saith unto us, ‘A little time, and ye will not see me: and again, a little time, and ye will see me:” and, ‘Because I go to the Father ?” They said therefore, “What is this which he saith, ‘A little time P’ we know not what he speaketh.” JNow Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, “Do ye inquire among yourselves concerning this, that I said, ‘A little time, and ye will not see me: and again, a little time, and ye will see me?’ Verily verily I say unto you, that ye will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice: and ye will be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. A woman, when she is in travail, hath sorrow, because her hour is come; but when she hath brought forth the child, she remembereth no more the affliction, for joy that a man is born into the world. And thus ye have sorrow now : but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man shall take from you. And in that day ye shall request nothing of me: Verily verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. These things I have spoken to you in dark speechest : the time cometh when I shall no more speak unto you in dark speeches, but I shall show you plainly concerning f the Father. In that day, ye shall ask in my name; and I
* “Everything which relates to the kingdom of God in the world is committed to my direction and superintendance.” Dr. Priestley,
t Or, figures, or, parables. # of, N.
say not unto you that I will request the Father for you: for the Father himself loveth you, because ye love me, and believe that I came forth from God *. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.” His disciples say unto him, “Lo, now thou speakest plainly, and speakest no dark speech. Now we know that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any one should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.” Jesus answered them, “Do ye now believe P Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye will be scattered every man to his own home, and will leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye may have peace. In the world ye will have affliction: but be of good courage; I have overcome the world.”
Ch. xvii. Jesus spake these words, and lifted up his eyes to
heaven, and said, “Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: as thou hast given him power over all men, that he may give everlasting life to all whom thou hast given him. And this is everlasting life, that they may know thee to be the only true God, and Jesus thy messenger to be the Christ+. I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou hast given me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thyself, with the glory which I had with thee before the world was .
* I came forth from the Father, q. d. I was sent by him as his messenger to mankind. See ch. xiii. 3.
t See Wakefield and Lindsey (List, &c. p. 49). The Primate's version is, “that they may know thee, the only true God, and him whom thou hast sent, even Jesus Christ.” Observe, here, that there is but one true God, and that Jesus Christ is expressly excluded from being that true God, and contra-distinguished from him as his messenger. Lindsey, ibid. p. 50.
# Or, as Mr. Wakefield renders it, “ with that glory, thine own glory, which I had before the world was.” The glory which is the object of our Lord's petition is that glory of which he speaks, ver, 22; the glory of instructing and converting mankind, verses 8. 14. This glory he had given to his apostles, ver, 22; that is, he intended it for them. The same glory the Father had given to him: that is, had reserved it for him, and purposed to bestow it upon him. He had it therefore with the Father before the world was, that is, in the Father's purpose and decree. In the language of the scriptures, what God determines to bring to pass is represented as actually accomplished. Thus, the dead are represented as living, Luke xx. 36, 37, 38. Believers are spoken of as already glorified, Rom. viii. 29, 30. Things that are not, are called as though they were, Rom. iv. 17. And in ver. 12. of this chapter, Judas is said to be destroyed, though he was then living, and actually bargaining with the priests and rulers to betray his master. See also ver. 10. Eph. i. 4; 2 Tim. i. 9; Rev. xiii. 8 ; Heb. x, 34; Eph. i. 4; 2Tim. i. 9; Rev. xiii. 8; Heb. x. 34. * are thine.] “As the original giver,” N. + are mine.] “By thy unbounded communications.” N. # through them.] “As my disciples,” N. See ver, 5. § shall be, N. | will be, N. See ver. 12. “I in that name of thine.] “In the belief and professsion of me as the Christ,” N. ** Gr. one thing. N.
“I have manifested thy name to the men whom thou hast given me out of the world: they were thine, and thou gavest them to me; and they have kept thy word. Now they know that all things, whatsoever thou hast given me, are from thee. For I have given them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have surely known that I came forth from thee, and havebelieved that thou hast sent me. I request for them; I request not for the world, but for those whom thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine”, and thine are minet; and I am glorified through them f. And now I am š no longer in the world; but these are || in the world, and I shall go to thee. Holy Father, keep them in that name of thine" which thou hast given me; that they may be one **, as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those whom thou gavest me, I have preserved; and none of them is destroyed 4t, but the son of destruction; so that the scripture is fulfilled. But now I go to thee, and I speak these things in the world, that they may have my joy on their account completed in them. I have given them thy words; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, as I am not of the world. I request not
t? That is spoken of as actually done, which was certainly future. See ver, 5.