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23 (Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover, in the feast day, many believed in his lame, when they saw the miracles which he did.

24 But Jesus did not commit himself unto chem, because he knew all men.11

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not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 2 Cor. vi. 16: And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols ? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Col. q.9: For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the God

head bodily. HEB. viii. 2: A minister of the sanctuary, and ve unw thes, b of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man. '

LUKE, xxiv. 8: And they remembered his words.
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MARK, ii. 8: And immediately when Jesus perceived in
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them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts ? John, xvi. in three dars. 30: Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest

not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God. See on Acts, i, 24.

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CHAP. III. 1 Christ teacheth Nicodemus the necessity of regeneration : 14 of faith

in his death: 16 the great love of God towards the world : 18 con. demnation for unbelief : 23 the baptism, witness, and doctrine of John concerning Christ.

THERE was a man of the Pharisees, named *Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews :

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.

3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 'Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man i Master. Co. ? from above. A. V.

CHAP. III. a John, vii.50,51: Nicodemus saith-he that came to Jesus by night-Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth? do. xix. 39: There came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.

• John, ix, 16, 33: Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? If this man were not of God, he could do nothing. Acts, ii. 22: 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.

c Acts, x. 38: How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing g od, and healing all that were oppressed with the devil; for God was with him.

d John, i. 13: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 2 Cor. *.17: If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature. Gal. vi. 15: In Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, por uncircumcision, but a new creature. Eph. ii. 1: And

yout nath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins.

15 m. s: According to his mercy he saved us, by the washTa regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost. James,

his own will begat he us with the word of truth. TriBeing born again, not of corruptible seed, but minte bom the word of God, which liveth and abideth

2: Every one that doeth righteousness be born when he is old ? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born ?

5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the 'Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

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is born of him. do. iii. 9: Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin.

e MARK, xvi. 16: He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. John, xiii. 8: If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me. ACTS, ii. 38: Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. 1 Cor. vi. 11: Such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of our Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. Eph. v. 25, 26: Christ also loved the Church, and gave himself for it; that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word. Tit. iii. 5: The words under ver. 3. Heb. x. 22: Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 1 John, v. 6: This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood.

* Rom. viii. 2: For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. 1 Cor. ii. 12: Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. See on Mat. iii. 11.

8 Řom. viii. 5: They that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. 1 Cor. ii. 14: The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him : neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. do. xv. 47, 49: The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. 2 Cor. v. 17 : Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

8 The "wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth : so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?

10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?

11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, "We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye 'receive not our witness.

12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things ? 13 And no man hath "ascended up to heaven,

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b Eccles. xi. 5: Thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit. 1 Cor. i. 11: For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

i John, vi. 52, 60: How can this man give us his flesh to eat? This is an hard saying ; who can hear it?

* MAT. xi. 27: All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father ; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him. John, i. 18: No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. 1John, i. 1–3: 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 ;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. See on John, vii. 16. 1 Ver. 32.

Pro. xxx. 4: Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's


but he that came "down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

14 9 And as Moses olifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so 'must the Son of man be

lifted up :

15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

16 For God 'so loved the 'world, that he name, if thou canst tell? John, vi. 33, 38, 51, 62: For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world, For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man 'eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world, What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? do. xvi. 28 : I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world : again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. Acts, ii. 34: For David is not ascended into the heavens : but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand. 1 Cor. xv. 47: The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. Eph. iy. 9, 10: Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.

n John, xvi. 28: I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world : again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.

•Num. xxi. 9: Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.

ÞJohn, viii. 28: When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he. do. xii. 32: And I, if I be lifted

up from the earth, will draw all men unto me, 4 Ver. 36.

Rom. v.8: God commendeth his love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. do. viii. 32: He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 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.

s 1 John, ii. 2: He is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

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