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Chrift tempted in the Wilderness. Wilderness.

< Mat. iv.I. ND Jefus being full of the Holy 1. Luk. iv. Ghost, returned from Jordan, and

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was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

Luke iv. *d and he was there in the wilderness forty 13. Mar. i. 2, 3, 4.9, days tempted of Satan, and when he 2. Mat. iv, 10, 11, 12, had fafted forty days and forty nights,


he was afterwards an hungred. And 3.
when the tempter came to him, he said,
if thou be the Son of God, command that
thefe ftones be made bread. But he an- 4. Mat. iv,
fwered and faid, it is written [Deut.
viii. 3.] Man fhall not live by bread a-
lone, but by every word that proceedetb
out of the mouth of God,

Then the devilbringeth him to Jerufa- s.
Iem, the holy city, and fetteth him on a
pinnacle of the temple, and faith unto
him, If thou be the fon of God caft thy 9. Luk, iv.
felf down: for it is written [Pfal. xci. 2.] 5. Mat. iv,
He fhall give his Angels charge concern-
ing thee, and in their hands they shall
bear thee up, left at any time thou dash
thy foot against a ftone.

Jefus faid unto him, It is written again 7. [Deut. vi. 6.] Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Again the devil taketh him up into an 8. exceeding high mountain, and fheweth him all the Kingdoms of the world, and


the glory of them in a moment of time, s, 6. Luke iv.

Mat. iv. 9, and the devil faid unto him, * All this

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Wilderness. power will I give thee, and the glory of Anno them, for that is delivered unto me, and at. 30. to whomfoever I will, I give it, If thou fall down and worship 7. me all fhall be thine.

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Luke iv.

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8. And Jefus answered and faid unto him, get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, [Deut. x. 20.] Thou shalt worShip the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou ferve. And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a feafon. And [Fefus] was with the wild beafts, and behold Angels Mat. iv. 11. came and miniftred unto him.

Luke iv. 13.

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Jefus the Word, and John's Teftimony
of him.


N the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the Word was God. The fame was in the 3. beginning with God; all things were made by him, and without him was not any thing made, that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of 5. men. And the light fhineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.



There was a man fent from God whofe 7. name was John. The fame came for a witnefs, to bear witnefs of the Light, that 3. all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was fent to bear witnefs of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every


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Anno man that cometh into the world. He Wilderness. Etat. 30. was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own 11. received him not. But as many as recei- 12. ved him, to them gave he power to become the fons of God, even to them that believe on his name: which were born 13. not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God... And the word was made flesh, and dwelt 14. amongst us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth. John bare witnefs of him, and cried, faying, This was he of whom I fpake; He that cometh after me, is preferred before me; for he was before me. And of his fulness 16. have all we received, and grace for For the Law was given by Mofes, but 17. grace and truth came by Jefus Chrift. No man hath feen God at any time; the 18. only begotten Son, which is in the bofom of the Father, he hath declared him. And this is the record of John, when the Jews fent Priefts and Levites from Jerufalem to ask him, who art thou? *And 15. Luk. iii, as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Chrift or not; He 20. John i. confeffed and denied not: but confeffed I am not the Chrift. And they asked him 21. what then? Art thou Elias? And he faith, I am not. Art thou that Prophet? and he answered, no. Then faid they un- 22. to him, who art thou? that we may




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John i. 23. give an answer to them that fent us: Anno what fayeft thou of thy felf? He faid, I tat. 30. am the voice of one crying in the wildernefs, make straight the way of the Lord, 24. as faid the Prophet Efaias [xi. 3.] And they which were fent, were of the Pha25. rifees. And they asked him, and faid unto him, why baptizeft thou then, if thou be not that Chrift, nor Elias, neither 16. that Prophet? John answered, faying • Mat. iii. 11. unto them all, I indeed baptize you with 11. 26. water unto repentance, * but there Mar. i. 8.

Luke iii. Mat. iii. John i.

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ftandeth one among you whom ye know John i. 26.




Luke iii.16.

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27. not " He it is who coming after me is pre-↳ Mat. iii. Mat. iii. 11.ferred before me, * [and] is mightier 11. 7. than I, the latchet of whofe Shoes I am Mar. i. 7. not worthy to ftoop down and unloofe: Luk. iii. 16. he shall baptize you with the Holy 17. Ghoft and with fire, whofe fan is in his Mat. iii, band, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with 18. fire unquenchable. And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto the people.


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*These things were done in Bethabarą
28. beyond Jordan, where John was bapti
29. The next day John feeth Jefus coming
unto him, and faith, Behold the Lamb of
God, which taketh away the fin of the
30. world. This is he of whom I faid, af
ter me cometh a man, which is preferred
31. before me: for he was before me. And I
knew him not: but that he should be
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come baptizing with water. And John John i. Atat. 30 bare record, faying, I faw the Spirit def-320. cending from heaven like a dove, and it abode with him. And I knew him not: 33. but he that fent me to baptize with wa ter the fame faid unto me, upon whom thou shalt fee the Spirit defcending and remaining on him, the fame is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghoft. And I 34. Saw, and bare record that this is the fon of God.

Again the next day after, John ftood 35. and two of his Difciples; and looking 36. upon Jefus as he walked, he faith behold the Lamb of God.


Jefus first known to Andrew and Peter.


HE two difciples that heard [Fobn] 37. fpeak followed Jefus. Then Jefus 48. turned and faw them following, and faith unto them, what Jeek ye? They faid unto him, Rabbi, (which is to fay, being interpreted, Mafter) where dwel-*left thou? He faith unto them, come 39. and fee. They cime and faw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the (a) tenth hour.

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One of the two which heard John 40. Speak, and followed him, was Andrew Simon Peter's brother. He first findeth his own brother Simon, and faith unto him, we have found the Meffiab, which

(a) Tenth hour that is about four in the afternoon.

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