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7. 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. 8. Jesus faith unto him, Rife, take up thy bed, and walk. I. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked : and on the same day was the fabbath. 10. I The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the fabbath-day; it is not a lawful for thee to carry thy bed. 11. He answered them, He that made me whole, the same faid unto mé, Take up thy bed and walk. 12. Then asked they him, What man is that which faid unto thee, Take


thy bed and walk? 13. And he that was healed, wift not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, *a multitude being (Or, from the multitude that was] in that place. 14. Afterwards Jesus findeth him in the Temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: fin no more, left a worse thing come unto thee. departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus which had made him whole. 16. And therefore did the Jews persecute lelus, and fought to slay him, because he had done these things on the fabbath-day. 17. But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, "and I work. 18. Therefore the Jews & fought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the fabbath, but said alsó, that God was his Fa

ther, ¿ P'ral. 72. 12. He shall deliver do upon the Sabbath day. + Mar. the Necdy when he crieth : the 2. 24. Behold, Why do they on the Poor also, and him that hath no Sabbath-day that which is not Helper

lawful ? † Luk. 6. 2. Why do yé + Mat. 9. 6. Arise, take up thy s that which is not lowful to do on Bed, and go unto thine House. in the Sabbath-days ? Mar.2.11. and † Luk. s. 24.are the

+ Mat. 12.45. -The last Stare like Expressions.

of that Man is worse than the first. c + Joh. 9. 14. It was the Sabbath + Joh. 8. 11. Neither do I condemn day, when Jesus made the Clay, and 15 thee, go and sin no more. opened his Eyes.

21. If ye walk contrary unto me, + Exod. 20.

10. In it thou and will not hearken unto me ; Dhalt nor do any Work. † Neh. 13. will bring seven times more Plagues 19. When the Gates of Jerusalem

upon you according to your Sins. began to be dark before the Sabbath, is

+ Joh. 14. 10. Believeft thou I commanded that the Gates should not that I am in the Father, and be shut. * Jer. 17. 21, bo. the Father in me? Thus faith the Lord, Take heed that I speak unto you, I speak not to your selves, and bear no Burden

of my

self: but the Father that on the Sabbath dry, &c. † Mat. 12. 20 dwelleth 2. When the Pharisees saw ir, they

Works. said unto him, Behold, thy Disci. 8 + Joh. 7. 19. -Why go ye a. ples do that which is not lapful to bout to kill me ?



Lev. 26.




The Words

in me, he doth the

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making himself equal with God. 19. Then answers

and faid unto them, Verily verily I say unto you, on can do 110thing of himself, but what he seeth the do:

for what things foever he doth, these also doth likewise. 20. For k the Father loveth the Son, and him all things that himself doth: and he will thew eater Works than these, that ye may marvel. 21. the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickneth them: 'the Son quickneth whom he will. 22. For the Falgéth no man; but mhath committed all judgment 2 Son. 23. That all men should honour the Son, ehey honour the Father. He that n honoureth rot

honoureth 110t the Father which hath sent him. ily verily I say unto you, He that oheareth my word, eveth on him that fent me, hath everlasting life, and t come into condemnation; but is P pailed from death

ulito vh. 1o. 33. For a good in + Ver. 27. + See on Mat. il. • Stone thee nor; but for 27. and Mat, 28.18. ry, and because that thou, nt 1 Joh. 2. 23. Whosoever de Van, makelt thy self God. nieth the Son, the fame hath not the 2. 6. Who being in the Father. God, thought it not rob of Joh. 3. 18. He that believethi be equal with God.

on him is not condemned: buc er. 30. t Joh. 8. 38. I he that believeth not is condemned iat which I have seen with already, because he hath not believe jeř. + Joh. 9. 4. I must ed in the Name of the only begot• Works of him that sent ten Son of God. + Joh. 6.40,47. Joh. 12. 49. I have not This is che \Vill of him that sent of my felf, but the Father

me, that every one which feeth nt me, he gave me a Coma the Son, and believeth on him, may it what I should say, and 15 have everlafting Life., -Verily veshould speak. Joh. 14. rily I say unto you, He that believe Words under Ver. 17.

eth on ine hath everlasting Life. ph. 3.35. The Father loveth Joh. 8. $1. Verily verily I layun.

and hath given all chings to you, If a Man keep my Saying he Hand.

20 fl.all never see Death. : 7. 14, 15. —He said,Young pii Joh. 3. 14. We know that ay unto thee, Arise. And

we have passed from Death unto was dead sat up. Luk.

Life, because we love the Brethren. 55 - He called, saying, Rom. 8. 24. We are saved by Hope: Arife. And her Spirit came 25 but hope that is feen, is not hope ; and the arose straightway. for whar a Man feeth, why doth he 25, 43, 44. Jesus said unto

yet hope for. Eph 2. 6. Hath am the Resurrection and the. raised up together, and He that believeth on me, made us sit together in heavenly 1 he were dead, yer shall -He cried with a loud Voice, 30 Places in Christ Jelus. Joh. 3.2.

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unto life. 25. Verily verily 1 say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the a dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear fhall live. 26. For as the Father hath life in himself; fo hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; 27. And hath o given him Authority to execute Judgment also, d because he is the Son of mall. 28. Marvel not at this for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the e

voice, that when he shall appear, we shall -For ye are dead, and your Life be like him; for we shall see him is hid with Christ in God. Mat. as he is. 1 Joh. 5. 11. This is the 8. 22. - Follow me, and let the Record that God hath given to us Dead bury their Dead. Luk.9

60. Eternal Life: and this Life is in his 5 Let the Dead bury their Deat, but Son.

go thou and preach the Kingdom a + Eph 2.1, 5, 6. You hath he of God. Luk. 15.32. This chy quickened who were dead in Trespal Brother was dead, and is alive ases and Sins. Even when we were gain; and wasloft, and is found.See dead in Sins, hath quickned us toge, 10 the Note on Luk. 9. 60. ther with Christ. And hath raised Joh. 1. 4. In him was Life, and us up together, and made us fit to the Life was the Light of Men. gether in heavenly Places in Christ

cf Ver. 22.

+ A&t. 10. 42. He Jefus. Eph. 5. 14. Awake thou

commanded us to preach unto that seepet, and arise from the Dead,


the People, and to testifie that it is and Christ shall give thee Light. I he which was ordained of God to

6. She that liveth in Plea. be the Judge of quick and dead. fure is dead while she liveth. Rev.

+ Acts 17. 31. Because he hath ap. 3. 1. I know thy Works, that pointed a Day wherein he will thou hast a Name that thou livest

, 2-judge the World in Righteousness, and art dead. Rom 6. 4, 5. We by that Man whom he hath ordainare buried with him by Baptism ed; whereof he hath given afsu. into Death, that like as Christ was

rance unto all men, in that he hath raised from the Dead by the Glory raised him from the Dead. of the Father, even fo we also + + See Dan. 7. 13, 14. I saw in hould walk in Newness of Life. 25 the Night Visions, and behold, one For if we have been planted toge like the son of Man came with the ther in the Likeness of his Death, Clouds of Heaven, and came to the we shall be also in the Likeness of ancient of Days, and they brought his Resurrection. Gal. 2. 20. I am him near before him. And there crucified with Christ : nevertheless 39 was given him Dominion, and GloI live; yet not. I, but Christ liveth

ry, and a Kingdom, that all people

, in me: and the Life which I now

Nations, and Languages should live in the Flesh, I live by the Serve him: his Dominion is an e. Faith of the Son of God, who love

verlaiting Dominion, which fhall ed me, and gave himself for me.


noc pass away, and his Kingdom Col. 2. 13. And you being dead in that

which shall not your Sins, and the Uncircumcision stroyed. of your Flesh, hath he quickned to © Rev. 20. 13. The Sea gave up gether with him, having forgiven the Dead which were in it; and you all Trefpafles.


31, 3. Death and Hell delivered up th: If ye then be rifen with Christ, Dead which were in them. feck those things which are above.

Tim. 5.

be de.


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voice, 29. And Shall come forth, they that have f done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. 30. & I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear I judge: and my judgment is just; because n I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

31. If I i bear (1) witness of my self, my witness is not true.

32. There is k another that beareth witnels of me, and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me, is true.

33. Ye fent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth. 34. But I(2) receive not testimony from man: but these things I

lay, ff Dan. 12. 2. Many of them

Chrift shall rise first. that sleep in the Dust of the Earth shall awake, Some to everlasting Life, h † See on Joh. 6. 38. and some to Shome and everlasting i* Joh. 8.14. Though I bear ReContempt. + Mat. 25. 32, 33, 46. scord of my felf, yet my Record is Before him shall be gathered all true ;

for I know whence I came, Nations; and he thall Separate and whither I go; but ye cannot them one from another, as a Shep tell whence I come, and whither herd divideth his Sheep from the Goats: And he shall set the 10

'k * See on Mat. 3. 17. Sheep on his right Hand, but the

15, 19, 27. John bare Gcats the left. And these shall Witness of him, and cried, saying, go away into everlasting Punishment: This was he of whom I spake, He but the Righteous into Life eter that cometh afrer me is preferred nal. t 1 Thes. 4. 16. The Lord is before me ; for he was before me. himself fall descend from Heaven This is the Record of John. -He it with a Shout, with the Voice of is who coming after me, is preferthe Archangel, and with the red before me, whose Shoes latchet Trump of God: and the Dead in I am not worthy to unloose.

(1) The Law required two or three Witnesses to testifie the Truth of any Fact ; and if there were not two at least, tho' what a Man deposed might be true in fact, yet it was not allowed to be true in Law. By this Distinction therefore Interpreters reconcile what our Lord here says, with what we read Joh. 8. 14. But a more likely Sense of these Words seems to be this; if I bear witness of my self, affirming, my self to be a Prophet, and sent by God, without doing those works which are sufo ficient to justifie such Pretension, my witness would not be true, and you would have Reason to think me a bold and confident Pretender, and a false Prophet ; because God never sends Prophets to Men without giving them sufficient Credentials, to induce Men to believe that they came from him. And this is my Cafe ; for the works which I do in my Father's Name, they bear witness of one that I came forth from him. If there. fore I do not the Works of my Father, believe me not ; but if I do, though ve believe not me, believe the Works, Joh. 10. 25, 37, 38.

(2) Our Lord does not here lay, that such Men as John Baptist and his Apoftles might not be Witnesses to Men of his being the Mefiah, (for they were chosen Wi nelles, and abundantly qualified to give Testimony


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fay, that ye might be saved. 35. He was a : burning and a • ihining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light. 36. q But d I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to finish, the fame Works that I do, bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent me. 37. And the Father himself which hath sent me, * hath born witness of me. Ye have neither (1) heard his voice at any time, nor $ seen his shape. 38. And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not. 39. Oh Search the Scrip. tures, for in them ye think ye have eternal life, and they are they which i testifie of me.' 40. And (2) ye

k will noi come

to 2 Ecclesiastic. 48. 1. Then stood bear witness of my felf, and the up Elias the Prophet as fire, and his Farber that sent me beareth witness Word burnt like a Lamp.

of me. Joh.9.32,33 Since the World b of 2 Pet. I. 19. We have also a began was it not heard that any Man more sure Word of Prophecy, s opened the Eyes of the Blind. If this whereunto ye do well that ye take Man were not of God, he could do noheed, as unto a Light that shinetha thing. Joh.12.28.Father,glorifie thy in a dark Place, until the Day dawn, Name. Then came there a Voice from and the DayStar arise in your Hearts. Heaven, saying, I have both glorified c of See on Mat. 13. 20.

it, and will glorifie it again. dit Joh. 5. 9. If we receive the Deut.

f 1 Tim. I. Witness of Men, the Witness of God 17: ti Joh. 4. 12. See on Joh. 1.18. is greater: for this is the IVitness + Ifa. 8. 20. f Ila. 34. 16. of God, which he hath testified of † Afts 17. 11.

See on Luk. 16.29. his Son.

IS i + Deut. 18. 15:

See on Luk. + Joh. 10. 25. --The Works that

24. 27. and on Joh. 1. 45. I do in my Father's Name, they

1.11. He came unto his bear witness of me.

own, and his own received him na.. ** Mat. 17. 5. See on Mat. 3. 20joh 3.19. This is the Condemnati. 17. + Joh. 8. 18. I am one that

on, of him to the World). But he did not appeal to his Testimony on his own Account, or for his own sake, but for theirs, that they believing the Teftimony cf such a competent and sufficient Witness, might be saved. (1) If we confider thele Words, as spoken to the Persons then present

, they have no difficulty in them ; for they might never hear any Voice from Heaven, as fome others did, Mat. 3.17. Joh. 12. 28. . And if we consider them with reference to the whole Nation of the Jews, though a Voice from Heaven had been heard by some of them, it does not follow that it was the true natural Voice of God, who has not any Organs of Speech. But a Voice being framed in the Air, it might be supposed to be the Voice of God, tho' God probably made use of some Angel in the Formation of that found. Some think that the voice the Baptif heard, and the Voice which Mofes and the People heard when the Law was giv en, was Angelical, the Apoftl, Gal. 3. 19 saying, that the Law was oro dained by Angels in the hand of a Mediator.

(2) At the 441h Versc of the 6th Chapter our Lord fays, No Man can come to me except the Father draw him; and here he complains that they would not come tobim that they might have Life; which Places explain each

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