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the net on the right side of the ship, and ye will get some.” They cast it therefore: and now they were not able to draw it, for the multitude of fishes. Wherefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith to Peter, “It is the Lord”.” Now, when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt on his upper garment (for he was naked), and cast himself into the lake. And the other disciples came in the vessel (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits) dragging the net full of fishes. As soon then as they landed, they see a fire of coals lying, and fish laid thereon; and bread. Jesus saith unto them, “Bring of the fishes which ye have now caught.” Simon Peter went into the vessel, and drew the net to land, full of great fishes, an hundred and fiftythree: and although there were so many, yet the net was not broken. Jesus saith unto them, “Come and dine.” Now none of the disciples durst inquire of him, “Who art thou?” knowing that it was the Lord. Jesus [then] cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth to them, and fish in like manner. Jesus shewed himself to his disciples now this third time, after he had risen from the dead. So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, lovest thou me more than these love met P He saith unto Jesus, “Yes, Lord: ; thou knowest that I love thee.” Jesus saith unto him, “Feed my lambs.” Jesus saith to him again a second time, “Simon son of Jonah, lovest thou me P” He saith unto Jesus, “Yes, Lord : thou knowest that I love thee.” Jesus saith unto him, “Tend my sheep.” Jesus saith unto him the third time, “Simon, son of Jonah, lovest thou me?” Peter was grieved that Jesus said unto him the third time, “Lovest thou me P” and he said unto Jesus, “Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee.” Jesus

* Or, our Master. t Or, more than thou lovest these things See Bishop Pearce. The original is an.biguous. † Or, Master.

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saith unto him, “Feed my sheep. Verily verily I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou didst gird thyself and walk whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou wilt stretch forth thine hands, and another will gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.” Now he spake this, signifying by what death Peter would glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith to Peter, “ Follow me.”

Then Peter turned about, and seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; who had leaned on his breast also at supper, and had said, “Lord, which is he who delivereth thee up 2" When Peter saw him, he saith to Jesus, “Lord, and what shall this man do *" Jesus saith unto him, “If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to thee 2 Follow thou me.” This report therefore went abroad among the brethren, that this disciple was not * to die; yet Jesus said not to him, “He shall not die;” but, “If I will that he remain till I come, what is that to thee ?”

This is the disciple who testified of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is truef. And there are many other things also that Jesus did, which, if they were written every one, I think that even the world itself could not contain the books which would be written #.

* N. m. should not, N. t.

+ “These words are an early testimony of seye-witnesses to the truth of St. John's gospel: they may have been admitted from the margin into the text.” Newcome.

t “Grotius and Le Clerc reject this whole chapter: but Wetstein admits it.

“Hammond considers the two last verses as the attestation of the Asiatic bishops; at whose request Eusebius affirms that John wrote his gospel.

* Dr. Owen this, that from xa, oauty, in ver. 24, to the end of ver, 25, is an addition, perhaps a very early one, by another hand. Bowyer, 4to.” Newcome.

The postscripts are various, and of little authority. Some of them relate that the gospel of John was written at Ephesus in the Greek language, in the reign of Domitian, or, as others say, of Trajan, after his return from his banishment at Patmos.

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THE former relation, I made *, O Theophilus, concerning all which Jesus undertook + both to do and to teach, until the day in which he was taken up, after having given commandments, by the holy spirit, to the apostles whom he had chosen: to whom he also shewed himself alive, after his suffering, by many infallible proofs; being seen by them forty days, and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God. And then, assembling them together, he commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to waiti for the promise of the Father; “which,” said he, “ye have heard from me. For John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the holy spirit not many days hence.” When therefore they were come together, they asked him, saying, “Lord, art thou at this time restoring $ the kingdom to Israel?” And he said unto them, “It is not for you to know the times or seasons, which the Father hath put in his own disposal. But ye shall receive power, when the holy spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses to me, both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and to the uttermost part of the earth.” And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld,

* I made the former relation, &c. N. + Gr. began. Or, both did and taught. i that they should not depart, but should wait, N. § wilt thou-restore, N.

he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their 10 sight. And while they looked earnestly toward heaven” as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white 11 apparel; who said also, “Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye looking toward heaven P this Jesus, that is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come again in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” 12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath-day's jour13 neyt. And when they entered the city, they went into an upper room, where abode Peter and James and John and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and 14 Judas the brother of James. All these stedfastly continued with one consent in prayeri, with certain women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren. 15 AND in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (now the number of the $ persons to16 gether was about an hundred and twenty;) “Brethren, this part of scripture, which the holy spirit spake before by the mouth of David, must needs be fulfilled concern17 ing Judas, that was guide to those who took Jesus. For he was numbered with us, and obtained the allotment of 18 this ministry.” || Now this man caused a field to be purchased with the reward of his iniquity; (and, when he had fallen on his face, he burst asunder in the midst, and 19 all his bowels gushed out:) || and it was known to all who dwelt in Jerusalem; so that the field was called in

* Or, as he was going up to heaven,

+ “The Syriac version says that this was about seven furlongs. The Talmudists reckon it two thousand cubits, the distance between the ark and the Israelites in journeying: Josh. iii. 4: which the Jews estimated at a Roman mile. Biscoe's Boyle's Lectures, p. 393.” Newcome.

3. R. T. adds, “and supplication.” § Gr. names. N. t. Sym. 131.

|| 18, 19. “These verses may be considered as the words of St. Luke, the historian : and from the phrase in their proper tongue, compared with Col. iv. 11, 14, some infer that Luke was a gentile.” Newcome,

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their own language, Aceldama, that is, The field of blood. “For it is written in the book of Psalms, ‘Let his habitation be desolate ; and let no man dwell therein.” And, * His office let another take.” . Wherefore, of these men that accompanied us all the time when the Lord Jesus consorted with us”, having begun from the baptism of John to that day on which he was taken up from us, one must be appointed to become a witness with us of his resurrection.” Then they set apart two; Joseph, called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. And when they had prayed, they said, “Thou, Lord, who knowest the hearts of all men, shew which of these two thou hast chosen, that he may take the allotment of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, so that he went to his own place.” And their lots were cast: and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Ch. II. Now when the day of Pentecost+ was come, they

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were all with one consent in the same place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound, as of a rushing mighty wind; and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And divided tongues, as of fire, appeared to them; and at tongue sat on each of them. And they were all filled with the holy spirit; and began to speak in dif. ferent languages, as the spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem, Jews, religious men, out of every nation under heaven. And when this report was spread abroad, the multitude came together, and were perplexed, because every man heard them speaking in his own language. And they were all amazed, and wondered, saying one to another, “Behold, are not all these who speak Galileans ? How then hear we every

* Gr, went in and out among us. Symonds, 131. N. m. + “The fiftieth day, reckoning as the law directs, Lev. xxiii. 11, 15, 16.” Newcome. † Or, one tongue.

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