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PART IV.

THE SECOND PASSOVER;

OR, THE BEGINNING OF THE SECOND YEAR OF OUR LORD'S

MINISTRY

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John v. 1—9. 1 After this* there was a feast was there, which had an inof the Jews; and Jesus went firmity thirty and eight years. up to Jerusalem. Now there 6 When Jesus saw him lie, and is at Jerusalem by the sheep knew that he had been now a market a pool, which is called long time in that case, he saith in the Hebrew tongue Be- unto him, Wilt thou be made thesda, having five porches. whole? 7 The impotent man 8 In these lay a great multi- answered him, Sir, I have no tude of impotent folk, of blind, man when the water is trouhalt, withered, waiting for the bled to put me into the pool : moving of the water.

but while I am coming, anoangel went down at a certain ther steppeth down before me. season in to the pool, and trou- 8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, bled the water: whosoever then take up thy bed, and walk. first after the troubling of the 9 And immediately the man water stepped in was made was made whole, and took up whole of whatsoever disease his bed, and walked. he had. 5 And a certain man

4 For an

* See Vol. on our Lord's Ministry, pp. 1, 2.

SECTION II.

a

11 He

THE CHARGE OF BREAKING THE SABBATH.

John v. 9-16. 9 And on the same day was

himself away,

multitude the sabbath. 10 The Jews being in that place. 14 Aftertherefore said unto him that wards Jesus findeth him in the was cured, It is the sabbath- temple, and said unto him, day : it is not lawful for thee Behold, thou art made whole : to carry thy bed.

sin no more, lest a worse thing answered them, He that made come unto thee. me whole, the same said unto departed, and told the Jews me, Take up thy bed, and that it was Jesus, which had walk. 12 Then asked they made him whole. him, What man is that which therefore did the Jews persesaid unto thee, Take up thy cute Jesus, and sought to slay bed, and walk ?

13 And he

him, because he had done that was healed wist not who these things on the sabbathit was : for Jesus had conveyed day.

15 The man

16 And

SECTION III.

CHRIST THE RESURRECTION.

John v. 17-29. Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say them, My Father worketh unto you, The Son can do hitherto, and I work. 18 There- nothing of himself, but what fore the Jews sought the more he seeth the Father do: for to kill him, because he not what things soever he doeth, only had broken the sabbath, these also doeth the Son likebut said also that God was wise. 20 For the Father loveth his father, making himself the Son, and sheweth him all equal with God.

17 But

things that himself doeth: and answered Jesus and said unto he will shew him greater

19 Then

may marvel.

26 For

John v. 17–29. works than these, that ye

rily, I say unto you, The hour 21 For as the is coming, and now is, when Father raiseth up the dead, the dead shall hear the voice and quickeneth them; even of the Son of God: and they so the Son quickeneth whom that hear shall live. he will. 22 For the Father as the Father hath life in himjudgeth no man, but hath self; so hath he given to the committed all judgment unto

Son to have life in himself; the Son : 23 that all men

27 and hath given him authoshould honour the Son, even rity to execute judgment also, as they honour the Father. because he is the Son of man. He that honoureth not the 28 Marvel not at this: for the Son, honoureth not the Father hour is coming, in the which which hath sent him. 24 Ve- all that are in the graves shall rily, verily, I say unto you,

hear his voice, 29 and shall He that heareth my word, come forth; they that have and believeth on him that done good, unto the resursent me, hath everlasting life, rection of life; and they that and shall not come into con- have done evil, unto the redemnation; but is passed from surrection of damnation. death unto life. 25 Verily, ve

SECTION IV.

THE TESTIMONIES OF CHRIST.

John v. 30–47. 30 I can of mine own self 32 There is another that beardo nothing: as I hear, I eth witness of me; and I judge: and my judgment is know that the witness which just; because I seek not mine he witnesseth of me is true. own will, but the will of the 33 Ye sent unto John, and he Father which hath sent me. bare witness unto the truth. 31 If I bear witness of my

34 But I receive not testimony self, my witness is not true. from man: but these things

am

come

John v. 30–47. I say, that ye might be saved.

me, that ye might have 35 He was a burning and a life. 41 I receive not honour shining light: and ye were

from men.

42 But I know willing for a season to rejoice you,

that
ye

have not the in his light.

love of God in you.

43 I 36 But I have greater witness

in my Father's than that of John : for the name, and ye receive me not. works which the Father hath If another shall come in his given me to finish, the same own name, him ye will reworks that I do bear witness ceive. 44 How can ye believe, of me, that the Father hath which receive honour one of sent me.

37 And the Father another, and seek not the himself which hath sent me honour that comeih from God hath borne witness of me. Ye only? have neither heard his voice 45 Do not think that I will at any time, nor seen his

accuse you to the Father: shape. 38 And ye have not there is one that accuseth his word abiding in you;

for

you, even Moses in whom ye whom he hath sent, him ye trust. 46 For had ye believed believe not.

Moses, ye would have believed 39 Search the scriptures; for me : for he wrote of me. in them ye think ye

have 47 But if ye believe not his eternal life, and they are writings, how shall

ye

believe they which testify of me. 40 And ye will not come to

my words ?

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2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbathday.

8 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did when he was an hungred, and they that with him,

4 How he entered into the house of God,

24 And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath

day that which is not lawful?

25 And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him ?

26 How he went into the house of God, in the days of Abiathar the high priest,

and did eat the shew-bread,

were

and did eat

the shew-bread,

which was not lawful for him

which is not lawful

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