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22 Now the feast of Dedication was kept at Jerusalem;
23 and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple, in
24 Solomon's porch. Then the Jews surrounded him, and said unto him, " How long dost thou keep us in suspense?
25 If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly." Jesus answered them, "I have told you, and ye believe not: the works which I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of
26 me. But ye believe not, because ye arc not of my sheep.
27 As I said unto you, my sheep hear my voice, and I know
28 them, and they follow me: and I give unto them everlasting life; and they shall never perish, nor shall any
29 one force * them out of mine hand. My Father, that hath given them to me, is greater than all; and none is able
30 to force them out of my Father's hand. I and the Father
31 are one \." Then the Jews took up stones again, to
32 stone him. Jesus said to them, " Many good works I have shown you from my Father: for which of those
33 works do ye stone me?" The Jews answered him, [saying,] "For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy, and because thou, being a man, makest thy
34 self God." Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in
35 your law, 'I said, ye are gods V If those be called gods, to whom the word of God came, (and the scripture can-
36 not be made void;) say ye of him, whom the Father hath set apart \, and sent into the world, 'Thou blasphemest:' because I said, 'I am the son of God ||?" If
♦ suatch, or tear, N.
t Gr. one thing. * To snatch my truc diseiples out of my hand, would be to snatch them out of my Almighty Father's hand; beeause I and my Father are one; one in design, aetion, agrcement, affeetion. Scech, xvii. 11,21,22; 1 Cor. iii. 8. and, in some copics, (r: Gal. iii. 28. The phrase is equivalent to that which oceurs at the close of ver. 38." Neweome.
t Gr. sanetified.
| * If the psalmist, or the law, or the scripture, ealled those gods, who were prophets, or magistrates, or both; (and every assertion of the scripture is true, and therefore such are justly styled gods 0 do I blaspheme, in calling God my Father, and therefore myself the Son of God; when the Father hath consecrated me to the office of prophet and Christ, and delegated me to assume this character among mankind?" Neweome.
08 I do not the works of my Father, believe me not: but if I do them, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know and believe that the Father is in me,
39 and I in him *." Upon this they sought again to apprc
40 hend him: but he escaped out of their hand; and departed again beyond Jordan, to the place where John at
41 first baptized: and there he abode. And many resorted to him, and said, "John did no miracle: but all things
42 which John spake of this man were true." And many believed in him there.
Ch. Xi. Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Be
2 thany, the town of Mary and of her sister Martha.(Now it was that Mary who anointed the Lord with balsam t, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was
3 sick.) His sisters therefore sent to Jesus, saying, "Mas
4 ter, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick." And when Jesus heard it, he said, "This sickness is not unto death; but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be
5 glorified by it." (Now Jesus loved Martha, and her
6 sister, and Lazarus.) When he heard therefore that Lazarus was sick, he still abode two days in the place where
7 he was. Then afterward he saith to his disciples, " Let
8 us go again into Judea." His disciples say unto him, "Master, but now the Jews sought to stone thee: and
9 goest thou thither again?" Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours of the day? If a man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world:
10 but if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth; because
11 the light is not in him\." He spake these things; and afterward he saith unto them, "Our friend Lazarus sleep
12 eth; but I go that I may awake him." Then his dis
13 ciples said, " Master, if he sleep, he will recover." But
• Thntthe Father is in me, and I in him.} u Compare ch. xiv. 10, 11: where this union is said to consist in speaking the words, and doing the works, of the Father."
t the same Mary that anointed the Lord with ointment. N. See CamnlwrJo
Jesus spake of his death: yet they thought that he was 14 speaking of rest in sleep. Then Jesus said to them plainly,
15 "Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, that ye may believe: but let us go to him."
16 Then Thomas, who is called Didymus, said to his fellowdisciples, "Lotus also go, that we may die with him."
17 When Jesus therefore came, he found that Lazarus had
18 already lain four days in the sepulchre. (Now Bethany
19 was near Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off: and many of the Jews had come* to Martha and Mary, that they
20 might comfort them concerning their brother.) Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went
21 and met him: but Mary sat in the house. Then said Martha to Jesus, "Master, if thou hadst been here, my
22 brother had not died. But I know that, even now, what
23 soever thou shalt ask of God, God will give thee." Jesus
24 saith unto her, "Thy brother shall rise again." Martha saith unto him, "I know that he will rise again in the re
25 surrection at the last day." Jesus said unto her, "I am the resurrection, and the life: he who believeth in me,
26 though he die, yet he shall live: and whosoever liveth, and believeth in me, shall never die. Believest thou
27 this?" She saith unto him, "Yes, Master, I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, who was to
28 come into the world." And when she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary secretly, saying, "The
29 Teachert is come, and calleth for thee." As soon as Mary
30 heard this, she riseth quickly, and cometh to him. (Now Jesus was not yet come into the town; but was in the
31 place where Martha met him.) The Jews then, who were with Mary in the house, and were comforting her, when they saw that she rose up hastily, and went out, followed her, saying, ' She goeth to the sepulchre, that she may
32 weep there." As soon then as Mary came where Jesus was,
and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, "MaBter,if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died."
33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping who came with her, he groaned in spirit,
34 and was troubled, and said, "Where have ye laid him?"
35 They say unto him, "Master, come and see." Jesus
36 wept. The Jews therefore said, "See, how he loved
37 him." But some of them said, "Could not He, that opened the eyes of the blind man, have caused even that
38 this Lazarus should not have died?" Jesus therefore, again groaning in himself, cometh to the sepulchre. Now
39 it was a cave, and a stone lay against it. Jesus saith, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, "Master, by this time the smell is offensive*: for he hath been buried four days."
40 Jesus saith unto her, "Said I not unto thee that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?"
41 Then they took away the stonet- And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, "Father, I thank thee that thou
42 hast heard me. I know indeed that thou hearest me always: but because of the multitude who stand by I have said this, that they may believe that thou hast sent
43 me." And when he had said these words, he cried out
44 with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come forth." [And] he that had been dead came out, having his hands and feet bound with grave-clothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, "Loose him,
45 and let him go." Then many of the Jews who had come to Mary, and had seen the things which [Jesus] did, be
46 lieved in him. But some of them went away to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.
47 The chief-priests therefore and the Pharisees assembled a council, and said, "What shall we do? for this man
48 doeth many miracles. If we suffer him to go on thus, all
• Sce Campbell. He stinkrth, JJ.
t from the pore nfhetr the dend w hid. R. T.
men will believe in him: and the Romans will come and
49 take away both our place and nation." Then one of them, named Caiaphas, being high-priest that year, said
50 unto them, "Ye know nothing; nor consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people,
51 and that the whole nation should not perish." Now he spake not this of himself: but, being high-priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus was to die for that nation:
52 and indeed not for that nation only; but that he should gather together also in one the children of God, who
53 were scattered abroad. From that day therefore they
54 took counsel together to kill him. Jesus therefore no longer walked openly among the Jews; but went thence to a country near the desert, to a city called Ephraim; and continued there with his disciples.
55 And the passover of the Jews was near: and many went up to Jerusalem out of the country before the pass
56 over, to purify themselves. Then they sought for Jesus, and said among themselves, as they stood in the temple, "What think ye? that he will not come to the
57 feast i" Now both the chief-priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he was, he should discover it; that they might apprehend him.
Ch. Xii. Six days then before the passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, that had been dead, whom
2 he had raised from the dead. Upon which a supper was made for him there; and Martha served: and Lazarus
3 was one of those that were at the table withthim. Then Mary took a pound of very precious balsam of spikenard*, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of
4 the balsamt- Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, [the son of Simon,] who was about to deliver
• Campbell, ointment of liquid mud, \\
+ ointment, N.