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cometh a man which is preferred before me : for he was before me.

31 And I knew him not : but that he should be made manifest 19 to Israel, *therefore am I come baptizing with water.

32 And John 'bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove,20 and it abode upon him.

33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and 'remaining on him, the “same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

19 declared. Cr. Ud. as a dove of heaven.


* MAL. iii. 1: The words under ver. 26. Mat. iii. 6: And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins. LUKE, i. 17, 76, 77: And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest : for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins. do. iii. 3, 4: And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins; As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

y Mát. iii. 16: Lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him. Mark, i. 10: He saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him. LUKE, iii. 22: The Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou

art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased. John, v. 32: There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.

2 John, iii. 34 : For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.

a Mat. iii. 11: He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire. Acts, i. 5: John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days

34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.

35 | Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples.;

36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!

37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.

38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest 21 thou?

39 He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day; for it was about the tenth hour.22

40 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother.

41 He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ.23

42 And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona :24 thou shalt be called 'Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.25 43 g The day following Jesus would go forth

22 that was two hours before night. A. V.

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21 abidest. A. V. Anointed. A. V. 24 John. Ham.

25 Peter A.V.

hence. do. ii. 4: And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. do. x. 44: While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. do. xix. 6: And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. b See on ver.

29., • Mat. iv. 18: Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother,

d Mat. xvi. 18: Thou art Peter, and upon this rock will I build my Church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail . against it.

into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me.

44 Now Philip was of 'Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.

45 Philip findeth 'Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the Law, and the Prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

46 And Nathanael said unto him, "Can there e John, xii. 21: The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Beihsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.

f John, xxi. 2: There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee.

6 DEUT. xviii, 18 : I will raise them up a prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. See on LUKE, xxiv. 27.

h Isa. iv. 2: In that day the branch of the LORD shall be beautiful and glorious. do. liii. 2: He shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground : he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. Mic. v. 2: But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel ; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. Zec. vi. 12: Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the Lord. do. ix. 9: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation ; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass. do. xiii.1, 7: In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness. Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts : smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones. See on LUKE xxiv, 27.

Mat. ii. 23: He came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene. LUKE, ï.4: Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea.

k John, vii, 41, 42, 52: Some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee? Hath not the Scripture said, that Christ cometh

any good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.

47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is 'no guile!

48 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee.

49 Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, "thou art the Son of God; "thou art the King of Israel. of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was? They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look : for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.

Ps. xxxii. 2: Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile. do. lxxiii. 1: Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart. ZEPH. iii. 13: The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth. John, viii. 39: They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham. Rom. ii. 28, 29: He is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: but he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. do. ix. 6: Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel. 2 Cor. i. 12: Our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world. do. ii. 17: We are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, speak we in Christ. Rev. xiv. 5: In their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

m Mat. xiv. 33: Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped

him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. John, Xx. 28, 29: And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed : blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

n Mat. xxi. 5: Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy

50 Jesus answered and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig tree, believest thou ? thou shalt see greater things than these.

51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see 'heaven open, and the Pangels of God ascending and descending upon 26 the Son of man.

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king cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. do. xxvii. 11, 42: And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest. He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. John, xviii. 37: Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. do. xix. 3: And said, Hail, King of the Jews! And they smpte him with their hands.

• Ezek. i. 1: Now it came to pass in the thirtieth year, in the fourth month, in the fifth day of the month, as I was among the captives by the river of Chebar, that the heavens were opened, and I saw visions of God.

P Gen. xxviii. 12: He dreamed, and behold a ladder set on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven : and behold, the angels of God ascending and descending on it. Mar. iv. 11: Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him. LUKE, ii. 9, 13: Lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them. And suddenly there was with the angel a' multitude of the heavenly host praising God. do. xxii. 43: And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. do. xxiv. 4: As they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. Acts, i. 10, 11: While they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he

behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.


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