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dwelt among us, (and we ’ beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) fullof grace and truth.
15 'John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was hell of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for "he was before me.
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they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil ; For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
z Isa. xl. 5: And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. John, ii. 11 : This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him. do. xi. 40: Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? 1 John, i. 1, 2: That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the word of life ;-(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us.) See on MAT. xvii. 2.
· Col. i. 19: It pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell. do. ii. 3, 9: In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
b Ver. 32, John, iii. 22: After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judæa; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. do. v. 33: Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth. Acts, xiii. 24: John had first preached before his coming. See on Mat. iii. 11.
c Ver. 27, 30, John, iii. 31: He that cometh from above is above all. See on MAT. iii. 11.
John, viii. 58: Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. Col. i. 17: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
16 And 12 of his `fulness have all we received, and grace for 13 grace.
17 For the law was given by Moses, but #grace and "truth came by Jesus Christ. 18 'No man hath seen God at any time; the
12 even. Pu. John, iii. 34: God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. do. xv. 5: Without me ye can do nothing. Eph. i. 6–8: To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according io the riches of his grace; wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence. Col. i. 19: The words under ver. 14. do. ii. 9, 10: In him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power. do. iii. 11: Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
* Exod. xx. 1, &c: And God spake all these words, saying, &c. Deut. iv. 44: And this is the law which Moses set before the children of Israel. do. v. 1: And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them. do. xxxiii. 4: Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.
& Rom. iii. 24: Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. do. v. 21 : That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. do. vi. 14: For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
h Ps. lxxxv. 10: Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. John, viii. 32; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. do. xiv. 6: Jesus saith unto them, I am the
way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me
Exod. xxxiii. 20: Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. Deut. iy. 12: The LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire : ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice. Ecclus. xliii. 31: Who hath seen him, that he might tell us? and who can magnify him as he is ? MAT. xi. 27: Neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. LUKE, X. 22: No man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the
*only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the
20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
21 And they asked him, What then ? Art thou * Elias ? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet ?15 And he answered, No.
Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him. JOHN, vi. 46: Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he haih seen the Father. 1 Tim. i. 17: Unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible. do. vi. 16: Whom no man hath seen, nor can see. 1 Joun, iv. 12, 20: No man hath seen God at any time. He that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
* Ver. 14, John, iii. 16, 18: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 1 John, iv. 9: In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. "John, v. 33 : The words under ver. 15.
LUKE, iii. 15, 16: And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not; John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire. John, iii. 28 : Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that. I am sent before him. Acts, xiii. 25 : As John fulfilled his course, he said, Whom think ye that I am ? I am not he. But, behold, there cometh one after me, whose shoes of his feet I am not worthy to loose.
n Mal. iv. 5: Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. MAT. xvii. 10: And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say
the Scribes that Elias must first come ? • See on JOHN, vii. 40.
22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou ? that we may give an answer to them that sent us.
What sayest thou of thyself? 23 He said, I am 'the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.
24 And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.
25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet ?
26 John answered them, saying,' 'I baptize with water: 'but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;
27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.
28 These things were done in 'Bethabara 16 beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.
29 | The next day 17 John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold "the Lamb of
16 Bethany. Wi. Rh. Ham. Wh. another day. Wi. P See on Mark, i.3. John, iii. 28: The words under ver. 20. 4 See on MAT. iii. 11.
MAL. ii. 1: Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare
the way before me: and the LORD, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
s Ver. 15, 30, Acts, xix. 4: John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
+ JUDG. vii. 24: Come down against the Midianites, and take before them the waters unto Bethbarah and Jordan. JOHN, X. 40: And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized, and there he abode.
u Ver. 36, Exod. xii. 3: Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house. Isa. liii. 7: He is brought
God, which 'taketh away 18 the sin of the world.
30 "This is he of whom I said, After me
18 beareth. A. V.
as a lamb to the slaughter. Acts, viii. 32: Like a lamb dumb before his shearer. 1 Pet. i. 19: With the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish, and without spot. Rev. v. 6: In the midst of the elders stood a Lamb as it had been slain.
Isa. liii. 11: He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Acts, xiii. 39: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses. 1 Cor. xv. 3 : For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures. Gal. i. 4: Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this
present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father. 1 Tim. i. 15: This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. Heb. i. 3: Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he
had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high. do. ii. 17: Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. do. ix. 14, 28: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. 1 Pet. ï. 24: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness : by whose stripes ye were healed. do. iii. 18: For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit. î John, ii. 2: And he is the
propitiation for our sins : and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. do. iii. 5: And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. do. iv. 10: Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Rev. i.5: Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.
w Ver. 15, 27.