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34 But I receive not testimony from man: *but these things I


say, that ye might be

35 He was a 'burning and a 'shining light: and ye were willing 12 for a season to rejoice in his light.


36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to 'finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. 37 And the Father himself, which hath sent

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worthy to unloose. And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.

* JOHN, xx. 31 : But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name. Rom. iii. 3: For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?

'ECCLUS. xlviii. 1: Then stood up Elias the prophet as fire, and his word burnt like a lamp.

§ 2 PET. i. 19: We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts.

* MAT. xxi. 26: But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet. See on MAT. xiii. 20.

1 JOHN, v. 9: If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.

*JOHN, iii. 2: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. do. x. 25: The works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me. not done among them the works which none other man did, do. xv. 24: If I had they had not had sin; but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. ACTs, ii. 22: Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know.

JOHN, xvii. 4: I have glorified thee on earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.

me, hath "borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, "nor seen his shape. 38 And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not.

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39 Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think 13 have11 eternal life: and they are they which "testify of me.


40 And ye 'will not come to me, that ye might have life.

41 I 'receive not honour from men.

42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.

43 I am come 'in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if "another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.


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JOHN, viii. 18: I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me. do. ix. 32, 33: Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. If this man were not of God, he could do nothing. do. xii. 28: Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. See on MAT. iii. 17.

" See on JOHN, i. 18.

• 1 JOHN, ii. 14: I have written unto you, fathes, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one. P See on LUKE, xvi. 29.


See on LUKE, Xxiv. 27, and on JOHN, i. 45.

JOHN, i. 11: He came unto his own, and his own received him not. do. iii. 19: This is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.


Ver. 34, JOHN, vi. 15, 1 THES. ii. 6: Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others.

'HEB. V. 4, 5: No man taketh this honour to himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron. So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an High Priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.

"Acтs, v. 36, 37: Before these days rose up Theudas,

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44 'How can ye believe, which receive "honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?


45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye trust.15

46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he "wrote of me.

47 But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words?


1 Christ feedeth five thousand men with five loaves and two fishes: 15 thereupon the people would have made him king: 16 but withdrawing himself, he walketh on the sea to his disciples: 26 reproveth the people flocking after him, and all the fleshly hearers of his word: 32 declareth himself to be the bread of life to believers: 66 many disciples depart from him: 68 Peter confesseth him: 70 Judas is a devil.

A. D. 32. AFTER these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias.

2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.

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boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain.-After this man rose up Judas of Galilee.

Y JOHN, xii. 43: For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. GAL. v. 26: Let us not be desirous of vain-glory, provoking one another, envying one another. PHIL. ii. 3: Let nothing be done through strife or vain-glory.

w ROM. ii. 29: Whose praise is not of men, but of God. ROM. ii. 10: But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile. Y ROM. ii. 12: As many as have sinned in the law, shall be judged by the law.


See on LUKE, Xxiv. 27.

* LUKE, xvi. 31 : If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

* See on MAT. xiv. 15.


3 And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples.

4 And the 'Passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.

5 When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?

6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.

7 Philip answered him, "Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.

8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him,

9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?

'to try him. Pu.

bExod. xii. 18: In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month, at even. LEV. xxiii. 5, 7: In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD's Passover. In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. DEUT. xvi. 1: Observe the month of Abib, and keep the Passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night. JOHN, ii. 13: And the Jews' Passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. do. v. 1: After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.


C MAT. xiv. 14: Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. See on MAT. xiv. 15.

d NUM. xi. 21, 22: Moses said, The people, amongst whom I am, are six hundred thousand footmen; and thou hast said, I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month. Shall the flocks and the herds be slain for them, to suffice them? Or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to suffice them?

* 2 KINGS, iv. 43: What, should I set this before an hun

10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.

11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had 'given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.

12 When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.

13 Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.

14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth "that prophet that should come into the world.

15¶ When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone.

16 And when 'even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea,

17 And entered into a ship,2 and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.

2 boat. Wi. 3 darkness had already overtaken them. Wh.

dred men? He said again, Give the people, that they may eat: for thus saith the LORD, They shall eat, and shall leave thereof.

f See on MAT. xiv. 19.

8 1 KINGS, Xvii. 15, 16: She went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail.

See on JOHN, vii. 40.

IMAT. xiv. 23: When the evening was come, he was there alone. MARK, vi. 47: When even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.

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