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give to them aionian life ; and Jordan, to the place where John they shall by no means perish at first baptized : and there he to the age, nor shall any one abode. 41 And many resorted force them out of my hand. 29 to him, and said, “ John did My Father, who hath given no miracle: but all things which them to me, is greater than all; Johu spake of this man and no one is able to force them true.” 42 And many believed out of my Father's hand. 30 Iin him there. and the Father are one."*

Ch. XI. 1 NOW a certain 31 Then the Jews took up man was sick, named Lazarus, stones again, to stone him. 32 of Bethany, the town of Mary Jesus said to them,“ Many good and of her sister Martha. 2 (It works I have shown you, from was that Mary who anointed my Father, for which of those the Lord with balsam, and wipworks do ye stone me?" 33 ed his feet with her hair, whose The Jews answered him, [say- brother Lazarus was sick.) 3 ing] “For a good work-we The sisters, therefore, sent to stone thee not; but for blas-him, saying, Master, behold; phemy, and because thou, be. he whom thou lovest is sick.” ing a man, makest thyself God.” 4 And Jesus hearing this, said,

34 Jesus answered them, “ Is This sickness is not unto it not written in your law, 'Ideath; but for the glory of God, said, ye are gods?' 35 If those that the Son of God may be be called gods, to whom the glorified by it." word of God came, (and the 5 (Now Jesus loved Martha, scripture cannot be made void;) and her sister, and Lazarus.) 6 36 say ye of him, whom the Fa. Having then heard that he was ther hath set apart,t and sent sick, he still remained two days into the world, Thou blasphe. in the place where he was. 7 mest:' because I said, I am the Then, afterward, he said to the son of God ?' 37 If I do not the disciples, “ Let us go again inworks of my Father, believe me to Judea." 8 The disciples said not: 38 but if I do, though to him, “ Master, but very lateye believe not me, believe the ly the Jews sought to stone works: that ye may know and thee: and wouldst thou go believe that the Father is in me, there again?” 9 Jesus answerand I in him." +

ed, 66 Are there not twelve 39 Upon this they sought hours of the day? If any one again to apprehend him: but walk in the day, he stumbleth he escaped out of their hand; not, because he seeth the light 40 and departed, again, beyond of this world : 10 but if any one

* Gr. one thing.“ To snatch my true disciples out of my hand, would be to snatch them out of my Almighty Father's hand; because I and my Father are one; one in design, action, agreemoni, affection. See ch. xvii. 11, 21, 22; 1 Cor. iii. 8. and, in some copies ex : Gal. iji. 28. The phrase is equivalent to that which occurs at the close of ver. 38." Newcome. + Gr. sanctified.

That the Father is in me, and I in him.] “ Compare ch. xiv. 10, 11: where this union is said to consist in speaking the words, and doing the works, of the Father.” Newcoine.

walk in the night, he stumbleth; that he will rise again in the because there is no light.” 11 resurrection, at the last day." Having spoken these things, he 25 Jesus said to her, “ I am afterward said to them, “ Our the resurrection, and the life : friend Lazarus sleepeth ; but I he who believeth in me, though go to awake him.”

he were dead, he shall live; 12 Then his disciples said, 26 and whosoever liveth, and “ Master, if he sleep, he will believeth in me, shall by no recover.

9 13 But Jesus spake means die to the age. Believest of his death: yet they thought thou this? 27 She said to him, that he spake of the repose of “ Yes, Master, I believe that sleep. 14 Then Jesus said to thou art the Christ, the Son of them, plainly, “ Lazarus is God, who was to come into dead. 15 And I am glad, for the world.” 28 And when she your sakes, that I was not there, had said this, she went and that ye may believe: but let us called her sister Mary, secretly, go to him.” 16 Then Thomas, saying, “The teacher is come, who is called Didymus,* said and calleth for thee." to his fellow disciples, “ Let us 29 As soon as Mary heard also go, that we may die with this, she rose up quickly, and him.'

went to him. 30 (Now Jesus 17 When Jesus, therefore, was not yet come into the vilcame, he found that he had al- lage, but was in the place where ready lain four days in the Martha met him.) 31 The Jews tomb.

then, who were with Mary, in 18 (Now Bethany was near the house, and were comforting Jerusalem, about fifteen fur-her, when they saw that she longs off; 19 and many of the rose up hastily, and went out, Jews had come to Martha and followed her, saying, Mary, that they might comfort goeth to the tomb, that she may them concerning their brother.) weep there."

20 Then Martha, having 32 As soon then as Mary heard that Jesus was coming, came where Jesus was, and saw went and met him: but Mary him, she fell down at his feet, sat in the house.

saying to him, “ Master, if thou 21 Then said Martha to Je- hadst been here, my brother sus, “ Master, if thou hadst had not died." been here, my brother had not 33 When Jesus, therefore, died. 22 But I know that, even saw her weeping, and the Jews now,

whatsoever thou shalt ask who came with her, also weepof God, God will give thee.” ing, he groaned in spirit, and 23 Jesus said to her, " Thy was troubled, 34 and said, brother shall rise again.” 24 “Where have ye laid him?" Martha said to him, “I know They said to him, Master,

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Thomas in Chaldee, and Didymus in Greek, both signify twin. Campbell.

come and see.” 35 Jesus wept. risees, and told them what things 36 The Jews, therefore, said, Jesus had done. " See, how he loved him.” 37 47 The chief-priests, thereBut some of them said, “ Could fore, and the Pharisees assemnot he, that opened the eyes of bled a council, and said, “What the blind man, have caused shall we do? for this man doth even that this man should not many miracles. 48 If we suffer have died ?"

him thus, all will believe in 38 Jesus therefore, again him: and the Romans will groaning in himself, came to come and take away both our the tomb. Now it was a cave, place and nation.?? and a stone lay against it. 39 49 Then one of them, named Jesus said, “ Take away the Caiaphas, being high-priest that stone.” Martha, the sister of year, said to them, “ Ye know him that was dead, said to him, nothing; 50 nor consider that “ Master, by this time the smell it is expedient for us that one is offensive : for it is the fourth man should die for the people, day.” 40 Jesus said to her, and that the whole nation should " Said I not to thee, If thou be- not perish.” 51 Now he spake lieve, thou shalt see the glory not this of himself : but being of God ?"

high-priest that year, he pro41 Then they took away the phesied that Jesus should die stone. And Jesus lifted up his for the nation: 52 and not for eyes, and said, “ Father, I thank the nation only; but that he thee that thou hast heard me. should gather together, also, in 42 I know indeed that thou one body, the children of God, hearest me always : but because who were scattered abroad. of the multitude who stand by 53 From that day, therefore, I have said this, that they may they took counsel together to believe that thou hast sent me." | kill him. 54 Jesus, therefore, 43 And having said these words, no longer walked openly among he cried out with a loud voice, the Jews; but went thence to a “ Lazarus, come

forth.” 44

country near the desert, to a Then he that had been dead city called Ephraim ; and concame out, having his hands and tinued there, with his disciples. feet bound with grave clothes : 55 And the passover of the and his face was bound about | Jews was near; and many went with a napkin. Jesus said to up to Jerusalem, out of the them, “ Loose him, and let him country, before the passover, to

purify themselves. 56 Then 45 Then many of the Jews they sought for Jesus, and said who had come to Mary, and had amongst themselves, as they seen the things which he did, stood in the temple,

" What believed in him. 46 But some think ye? Will he not come to of them went away to the Pha- the festival ?” 57 Now, both


the chief-priests and the Phari. | Lazarus also; 11 because, by sees had given a commandmeni, reason of him, many of the Jews that, if any man knew where he forsook them, and believed in was, he should discover it ; that Jesus. they might apprehend him. 12 On the next day, a great

Ch. XII. 1 Six days then be- multitude who were come to fore the passover, Jesus came the festival, having heard that to Bethany, where Lazarus was, Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, that had been dead, whom he 13 took branches of palm-trees, had raised from the dead. 2 and went forth to meet him, and Upon which, a supper was cried out, “ Hosanna ; blessed made for him there ; and Mar- be the King of Israel who comtha served : and Lazarus was eth in the name of the Lord.” one of those that were at the 14 Now Jesus having procured table with him. 3 Then Mary a young ass, was sitting on it; took a pound of very precious as it is written, 15“ Fear not, balsam of spikenard, and a- daughter of Zion : behold, thy nointed the feet of Jesus, and king cometh, sitting on the foal wiped his feet with her hair: of an ass.” and the house was filled with 16 These things the disciples the odour of the balsam.

did not understand at first : but 4 Then said one of his dis- when Jesus had been glorified, ciples, Judas Iscariot, [the son then they remembered that of Simon,] who was about to these things were written of deliver him up, 5“ Why was him, and that they had done not this balsam sold for three these things to him. 17 The hundred denarii,* and given to multitude then who were with the poor?" 6 Now he said this, him, bare witness that' he had not that he cared for the poor: called Lazarus out of the tomb, but because he was a thief, and and raised him from the dead. had the purse, and carried what 18 For this reason also, the mulwas put in it. 7 Then said Je-titude met him; because they sus, “ Suffer her: against the heard that he had done this miday of my embalming she hath racle. 19 The Pharisees, therekept this. 8 For ye have the fore, said amongst themselves, poor with you always; but me « Perceive ye that ye prevail ye have not always."

nothing? behold, the world is 9 NOW a great multitude gone after him." of the Jews knew that he was 20 NOW certain Greeks f there : and they came, not be were among those who came cause of Jesus only, but that up to worship at the festival. they might see Lazarus also, 21 So these came up to Philip, whom he had raised from the who was of Bethsaida, in Galidead. 10 So the chief-priests lee, and besought him, saying, consulted that they might killlSir, we desire to see Jesus."

* Above 9l. sterling. Campbell. + See ch. vii. 35, notę.

22 Philip came and told An- , world will be cast out.f 32 And drew: and again, Andrew and although I shall be lifted up Philip told Jesus. 23 And Jesus from the earth, I will draw all answered them, saying, “ The men to me.” 33 (This he said, hour is come that the son of signifying what death he was man should be glorified. about to die.)

24 “Verily, verily, I say to 34 The multitude answered you, Unless a grain of wheat him, “We have heard, out of fall into the ground, and die, it the law, that Christ continueth remaineth alone: but if it die, to the age: and how sayest it bringeth forth much fruit. 25 thou, “The Son of man must He that loveth his life, shall be lifted up?' Who is this Son lose it; and he that hateth his of man?" life, in this world, shall keep it 35 Then Jesus said to them, to aionian life. 26 If any one A little time, the light will serve me, let him follow me; be among you. Walk while and, where I am, there also ye have the light, lest darkness shall my servant be: if any one come upon you: for he that serve me, him the Father will walketh in darkness knoweth honour.

not whither he goeth. 36 While 27 “ Now is my soul troubled: ye have the light, believe in and what shall I say? Father, the light, that ye may be sons save me from this hour? But of light.” These things Jesus for this cause I came to this spake, and departed, and conhour. Father, glorify thy name.” cealed himself from them.

28 Then a voice came from 37 But though he had done heaven, saying, “I have both so many miracles before them, glorified it, and will glorify it yet they believed not in him : again." 29 The multitude, 38 so that the words of the protherefore, who stood by, and phet Isaiah were fulfilled, which heard it, said that it thundered. he spake, saying, “ Lord, who Others said, “ An angel spake hath believed our report? and to him." 30 Jesus answered to whom hath the arm of the and said, “This voice came not Lord been made manifest ?" for my sake, but for your sakes. 39 Therefore, they could not 31 Now is the judgment of [this] believe, because Isaiah hath world :* now the prince of this said again, 40 “ He hath blind

Now the time approaches when the unbelieving Jews will incur punishment: 80 xoo mos is used, eh. xvii. 9. In addition to this text, which Dr. Newcome produces to prove that too MOS sometimes signifies the unbelieving Jews, or perhaps the Jewish polity, and dispensation, what we call the Jewish world, see Gal. iv. 3; vi. 14; Eph. ii. 2; Col. ji. 8, 20.

+ The prince of this world, i.e. the Jewishi bierarchy and magistracy will be abolished: the political existence of the Jews as a nation will be destroyed. See the preceding note. Compare ch. xiv. 30; xvi. 11. See likewise 1 Cor. ii. 6. 8. If the first clause of this sentence is to be understood of the Jewish nation, the last is in all reason to be interpreted of the rulers of that nation.

Although.) See 1 Cor. iv. 15. Some render when: for which sense of av see ch. xiv. 3 ; 2 Cor. v. 1. Newcome.

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