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he began to amend. And they said unto him; “ Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him." So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in which Jesus said unto him ; · Thy son liveth.” And himself believed, and his whole house. This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judea into Galilee.

After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is at Jerusalem, by the sheep market, a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water; whosoever then first, after the troubling of the water, stepped in, was made whole, of whatsoever disease he had. And a certain man there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him; Wilt thou be made whole ?!

The impotent man answered him ; Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool; but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.”

Jesus saith unto him; “Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.” And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked. And on the same day was the Sabbath.



The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured; “It is the Sabbath day; it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.” He answered them;

He that made me whole, the same said unto me; • Take up thy bed, and walk.""

Then asked they him ; " What man is that which said unto thee; • Take up thy bed, and

c'?" And he that was healed wist not who it was; for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place. Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him ; “ Behold thou art made whole; sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.” The man departed and told the Jews that it was Jesus which had made him whole.

And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the Sabbath day.

But Jesus answered them; “My father worketh hitherto, and I work.”

Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the Sabbath, but said also, that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.

Then answered Jesus, and said unto them; Verily, verily, I say unto you, the Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do; for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Sin likewise ; for the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all

things that himself doeth ; and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.

For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. For the Father judgeth no man; but hath committed all judgment unto the Son; that all men should honor the Son, even

as they honor the Father.

He that honoreth not the Son, honoreth not the Father which hath sent him. Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation, but is passed from death unto life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; and hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.

Marvel nct at this : for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth, they that have done good unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. I can of mine own self do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. There is another that beareth witness of me;

and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true. Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth. But I receive not testimony from man ; but these things I say, that ye might be saved. He was a burning and a shining light; and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light. But I have greater witness than that of John; for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the same works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. And the Father himself, which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape. And ye have not his word abiding in you ; for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not. Search the scriptures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life; and they are they which testify of me; and ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. ceive not honor from men; but I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you. I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not; if another shall come in his own


will receive. How can ye believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that cometh from God only? Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father; there is one that accuseth

you, even Moses, in whom ye trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how shall ye believe my words ?”

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Walk through the Corn-fields on the Sablath day

Jesus in the Synagogue at Nazareth – The miraculous
Draught of Fishes The Disciples taught to Pray.

AND Jesus returned in the power of the spirit into Galilee; and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.

At that time Jesus went on the Sabbath Mt. sii. day through the corn; and his disciples were a hungered, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and lo eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him; “ Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the Sabbath day.” But he said unto them; “Have


not read what David did, when he was a hungered, and they that were with him ? how he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shew bread, which it was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests? Or have ye not read, in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless? But I say unto you, that in this place is one greater than the temple. But if ye had known what this meaneth; I will have mercy and not sacrifice;' ye would not have condemned the guiltless. For the

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