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MATT. xxvi. ver. 80. 30 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

MARK xiv. part of ver. 26. 26 -- they went out into the Mount of Olives.

LUKE xxii. part of ver. 39. 39 And


u Matt. xv.13.


Christ declares Himself to be the True Vine.

JOHN xv. 1-9. I am the true vine, and my father is the hus- John xv. I. bandman.

Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he John xv. 2.


branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. x Ch. xiii. 10. * Now ye are clean through the word which I John xv. 3

have spoken unto you.

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch can- John xv. 4. not bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

I am the vine, ye are the branches : He that John xv. 5.

abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth * Or, severed forth much fruit: for * without me ye can do nofrom me, Acts


If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a John xv. 6. branch, and is withered ; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, John xv. . ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear John xv. 8. much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

iv. 12.

Christ exhorts his Apostles to mutual Love, and to prepare for

JOHN xv. 9, to the end ; xvi. 1-5.
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved John xv. 9.
you: continue ye in my love.

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in John xv. 10. my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

John xv. 11.

John xv, 12

love one y

Ch. xiii. 31.

Thess. iv. 9. 1 John iii. ll.

John xv. 13.

John xv. 14.

mand you.

John xv. 15.

John xv. 16.

John xv. 17.

John xy. 18.

John xv. 19,

These things have I spoken unto you,


joy might remain in you, and that your joy might
be full.
y This is

commandment, That

another, as I have loved you.

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man
lay down his life for his friends.
Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I com-

Henceforth I call you not servants; for the ser-
vant knoweth not what his lord doeth : but I have
called you friends; for all things that I have heard
of my Father I have made known unto you.

Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you,
and ' ordained you, that ye should go and bring Matt.xxviii.
forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain : that
whatsoever ye

shall ask of the Father in my name,
he may give it you.
These things I command you, that


love one another.

If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

Remember the word that I said unto you, a The a Matt. x. 34. servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep your’s also.

But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.

If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no

* cloke

* Or, excuse. for their sin. He that hateth me hateth


Father also.
If I had not done among them the works which
none other man did, they had not had sin: but
now have they both seen and hated both me and

But this cometh to pass, that the word might be
fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated

b Ps. xxxv.19. me without a cause.

But when the Comforter is come, whom I will c Luke xxiv. send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of 26.

John xv. 20.

ch. xiii, 16.

John xv. 21.

John xv. 22.

John xv. 23.

John xv. 24.

John xv, 25.


John xv, 26.

49. ch. xiv. 17,

Jerusalem. truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall

testify of me:

also shall bear witness, because ye have John xv. 27. been with me from the beginning.

These things have I spoken unto you, that ye John xvi. I. should not be offended.

They shall put you out of the synagogues : John xvi. 2. yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.

And these things will they do unto you, be- John xvi. 3 cause they have not known the Father, nor me.

But these things have I told you, that when John xvi. 4. the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.


John xvi. 7.

Or, con vince.

Christ promises the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

JOHN xvi. 5. to the end. But now I go my way to him that sent me ; John xvi. 5. and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?

But because I have said these things unto you, Jobn xvi. 6. sorrow hath filled your heart.

Nevertheless I tell you the truth ; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

And when he is come, he will * reprove the John xvi. 8. world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

Of sin, because they believe not on me:

Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, John xvi. 10. and ye see me no more ;

Of judgment, because the prince of this world John xvi. 11. is judged.

I have yet many things to say unto you, but John ye cannot bear them now.

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, John xvi, 13. he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak : and he will shew you things to come.

John xvi. 9.

i. 12.

John xvi, 14.

John xvi. 15.

John xvi. 18.


John xvi. 20.

He shall glorify me; for he shall receive of mine, Jerusalem. and shall shew it unto you.

All things that the Father hath are mine : therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and

shew it unto you. Johạ xvi. 16. A little while, and ye shall not see me: and

again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because

I go to the Father.
John xvi. 17. Then said some of his disciples among them-

selves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little
while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little
while, and

ye sball see me : and, Because I go to
the Father?

They said therefore, What is this that he saith,

A little while ? we cannot tell what he saith.
John xvi. 19. Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to

ask him, and said unto them, Do ye inquire
among yourselves of that I said, A little while,
and ye shall not see me : and again, A little while,
and shall see me?

Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall
weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice : and
ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be
turned into joy:

A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the

John xvi. 22. And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will

see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and
your joy no man taketh from you.

And in that day ye shall ask me nothing.
Verily, verily, I say

unto you, Whatsoever ye
shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it

Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name : ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

These things have I spoken unto you in * pro- cor, paraverbs : but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in * proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.

At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you :

For the Father himself loveth you, because ye

John xvi. 21.

John xvi. 23.


d Matt. vii. 7.

John xvi. 24.

John xvi. 25.

John xvi. 26.

John xvi. 27.


have loved me, and have believed that I came out
from God.

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

His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest John svi. 29. *Or, parable. thou plainly, and speakest no * proverb.

Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, John xvi, 30. and needest not that any man should ask thee : by this we believe that thou camest forth from God. Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? John xvi. 31.

Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, John xvi. 32 Or, his own that ye shall be scattered, every man to this own,

and shall leave me alone : and yet I am not alone,
because the Father is with me.

These things I have spoken unto you, that in John xvi. 33.
me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall
have tribulation : but be of good cheer; I have
overcome the world.

e Matt. XXVI. 31.



Matt. xxviii. 18,

Christ intercedes for all his Followers.

JOHN xvii. These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his John xvii. I. eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee :

*As thou hast given him power over all flesh, John xvii. 2. that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

And this is life eternal, that they might know John xvii. S. thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

I have glorified thee on the earth; I have finish- John xvii. 4 ed the work which thou gavest me to do.

And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine John xvii. 5. own self, with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

I have manifested thy name unto the men John xvii. 6. which thou gavest me out of the world : thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

Now they have known that all things whatso- John xvii. 7. ever thou hast given me are of thee.

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