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everlasting Life. For God fent not Jerufalem. Etat. 30. his fon into the world to condemn the John iii. Minist. I. « world; but that the world through 17 "him might be faved. He that believ- 18. "eth on him, is not condemned: but he "that believeth not, is condemned al


ready, because he hath not believed in
"the name of the only begotten fon of
"God. And this is the condemnation, 19.
"that light is come into the world,"
"and men loved darkness rather than
"light, because their deeds were evil.

For every one that doth evil hateth 20.-
"the light; neither cometh to the
"light, left his deeds fhould be repro-
CC- ved. But he that doth truth cometh 21.
e to the light, that his deeds may be
"made manifeft, that they are wrought
" in God.

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Jefus departs from Jerufalem with Judes. his difciples and baptizeth.


FTER these things came Jefus a2 and his disciples into the land of Judea, and there he tarried with them, and baptized.

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John the Baptift continues to bap-
tize in Enon, gives a Teftimony
concerning Chrift.

ND John alfo was baptizing in Enon, near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized. For John was not yet caft into prifon.



Then there arofe a queftion between "Jome of John's difciples, and the Jews26. about purifying. And they came unto John and faid unto him, Rabbi, be that was with thee beyond Fordan, to whom thou bareft witness, behold the fame bap27. tizeth, and all men come to him. John answered and faid, a man can receive nothing, except it be given him from "heaven; ye your felves bear me witness, that I faid I am not the Chrift, but "that I am fent before him. He that



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hath the bride is the bridegroom: but "the friend of the bridegroom, which ftandeth, and heareth him, rejoyceth greatly becaufe of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfil"led. He muft increafe, but I must "decrease. He that cometh from above, is above all: he that is of the earth, is "earthly, and fpeaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven, is above all. And what he hath feen and heard, 32« that Le teftifieth, and no man recei

Etat. 30.
Minift. I.

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"veth his teftimony. He that hath re- Enon. Etat. 30. "ceived his teftimony, hath fet to his 33. John iii. Minift. I. « feal that God is true. For he whom 34.

"God hath fent, fpeaketh the words of
"God: for God giveth not the spirit by
"measure unto him.

"The Father loveth the fon, and hath 35.
given all things into his hand. He 36.
"that believeth on the fon, hath ever-
lafting life, and he that believeth not
"the fon, fhall not fee Life; but the
"wrath of God abideth on him.



John put in Prison by Herod.

• Mat. xiv. iv. BUT Herod the Tetrarch added yet 19. Luk. iii.


this above all, that he shut up 20.

Mar. vi.17, in prifon, being reproved by him for He- 19.

rodias his brother Philip's wife, for he 17. Mar. vi.
had married her, and for all the evils 19. Luke iii.
which Herod had done. For John had 18. Mar. vi.
faid unto Herod, It is not lawful for
thee to have thy Brother's wife, There- 19.
fore Herodias had a quarrel against him,
and would have killed him, but the
could not. For Herod feared John, know- 20.
ing that he was a juft man and an holy,
and obferved him; and when he heard
him, he did many things and heard
him gladly. And when he would s.. Mat. xiz
have put him to death, he feared the
multitude, because they counted him as
a prophet.

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John iv.



Mat, iv. 12.

John iv.


Difcourfes of Jefus with the Samari

tan woman.




THEN therefore the Lord knew, how the Pharifees had heard that Jefus made and baptized more difciples 2. than John, (though Jefus himself baptized not, but his difciples) * Now when Jefus heard [alfo] that John was caft into Prifon. He left Judea, and departed a- Mat. iv, 4. gain into Galilee, and he muft needs go 12. 5. through Samaria. Then cometh he to a City of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob 6. gave to his fon Jofeph. Now Jacob's well was there, Jefus therefore being wearied with his Journey, fat thus on the well, and it was about the fixth hour.


There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jefus faith unto her. 8. Give me to drink. (For his difciples were gone away unto the City to buy 9. meat) Then faith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is that thou being a Few askeft drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? (for the Jews have no 10. dealings with the (a) Samaritans.) Jefus

Anno Etat. 30 Minift. I.

(a) Samaritans were a people that after the carrying away of the ten Tribes into Captivity inhabited that Country, betwixt whom and the Jews there was great enmity.


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answered and faid unto her, if thou Sychar.
kneweft the gift of God, and who it is John iv.
that faith to thee, give me to drink.
thou wouldeft have asked of him, and
he would have given thee living wa-
ter. The woman faith unto him, Sir, 11.
thou haft nothing to draw with, and the
well is deep from whence then haft
thou that living water? Art thou great- 12.
er than our father Facob, which gave us
the well, and drank thereof himself, and
bis children and his cattel? Jefus anfwe- 13.
red and faid unto her, Whofoever drin-
keth of this water shall thirst again, But 14.
whofoever drinketh of the water that
I fhall give him, fhall never thirst: but
the water that I shall give him, shall be
in him a well of water fpringing up unto
everlasting Life. The woman faith un- 15.
to him, Sir, give me this water, that I
thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
Jefus faith unto her, Go call thy Huf-16.
band, and come hither. The woman an- 17.
fwered and faid, I have no Husband.
Jefus faid unto her, Thou haft well faid,
I have no husband: For thou haft had 18.
five bushands, and him whom thou now haft
is not thy husband: in that faidft thou
truly. The woman faith unto him, Sir, 19.
I perceive that thou art a prophet. Our fa- 20.
thers worshipped in this mountain, and
ye Say that in Jerufalem is the place
where men ought to worship. Jefus faith 21.
unto her, woman believe me, the
"hour cometh when ye fhall neither in
“this mountain, nor yet at Jerufalem



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