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felf, my Witness is not true.

32. There is another that beareth witness of me, and I know that the WITNESS which he witneffeth of me,

is true.

33. Ye fent unto John, and he bare witnefs unto the Truth.

34. But I receive not Teftimony from Man: but these Things I fay, that ye might be SAVED.

35. He was a burning and a fhining LIGHT: and ye were willing for a Seafon to rejoice in his Light.

36. But (e) 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


37. And the Father himfelf which hath fent me, hath born WITNESS of me. Ye have neither heard his Voice at any time, nor feen his Shape. 38. And ye have not his WORD abiding in you: for whom he hath fent, him ye believe not.

31. It is a fearful Thing to fall into the Hands of the LIVING God. God is revealed from Heaven aRom. i. 18. For the WRATH of gainst all UNGODLINESS and UNthe TRUTH in Unrighteousness. RIGHTEOUSNESS of Men, who hold

2 Cor. v. 10. For we mult all appear before the Judgment-feat of Chrift, that every one may receive the THINGS done in his Bony, according to that he hath done, whether it be GOOD, or BAD.

11. Knowing therefore the Terror of the LORD, we perfwade Men.

(e) Heb. ii. 1. Therefore we ought to give the more carneit Heed to the THINGS which we have heard, left at any time we fhould let them


2. For if the Word spoken by ANGELS WAS STEDFAST, and every ceived a Just Recompence of ReTranfgreflion and Difobedience reward;

3. How fhall we escape, if we neglect fo great SALVATION, which the LORD, and was confirmed unto at the first began to be spoken by us by them that heard him;

4. God alfo bearing them wITNESS, both with SIGNS and WONDERS, and with divers MIRACLES, and GIFTS of the HOLY GHOST, according to his own WILL.

(f) Pfal. xl. 1. Then faid I, Lo,
I come: In the VOLUME of the
Book it is written of me, I delight
to do thy Will, O my God.

Heb. i. 1. God, who at fundry
Times,and in diverfe Manners, fpake
in time paft unto the Fathers by the

unto us by his SoN.
2. Hath in these last Days spoken

Rom. xvi 25. Now to him that 39.SEARCH (f) the Scrip- is of Power to ftablifh you accordtures, for in them ye thinking to my Gofpel and the Preaching of Jefus Chrifi (according to the Revelation of the MYSTERY, which was kept fecret fince the World be

ye have ETERNAL LIFE, and they are they which reftify of me.

40. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have LIFE.

41. I receive not Honour from Men.


26. But is now made manifeft, and by the Scriptures of the PROPHETS, according to the COMMANDMENT of the everlasting God, made known to all Nations for the Obedience of FAITH)

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42. But I know you, that ye have not the Love of God in you.

43: I am come in my Father's Name, and ye receive me not: If another shall come in his own Name, him ye will receive.

44. How can ye BELIEVE, which receive HONOUR one of another, and feek not the HONOUR which cometh from God only?

45. Do not think that I will accufe you to the Father there is one that ACCUSETH you, even Mofes, in whom ye truft.

46. For (g) had ye believed Mofes, ye would have believed for he wrote

of me.



47. But if believe not his WRITINGS, how fhall ye believe my WORDS?

(g) Heb. xii. 25. See that ye REFUSE not him that fpeaketh: for if they escaped not who refufed him that fpake on Earth, much more fhall not we efcape, if we TIRN AWAY from him that speaketh from Heaven.

Luke xvi. 29. Abraham faith unto him, They have Mofes and the PROPHETS; let them hear them.

30. And he faid, Nay, Father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the DEAD, they will REPENT.


31. And he faid unto him, If they hear not Mofes and the PROPHETS, neither will they be perfwaded, though one rofe from the Dead. 2 Pet. i. 19. We have alfo a more fure WORD of PROPHECY; do well that ye take heed, as unto a LIGHT that fhineth in a unto ус dark Place, until the DAY DAWN, and the DAY-STAR arife in your Hearts: 20. Knowing this first, that no PROPHECY of the Scripture is of any PRIVATE Interpretation.

21. For the PROPHECY came not in OLD Time by the WILL of Man: but holy Men of God fpake as they were moved by the HOLY GHOST.




1. Chrift feedeth five thousand. 19. Walks upon the Sea, and commands the Winds and the Waves to be ftill. Many are healed by the Touch of his Garment. 26. He reproveth the fleshly Hearers of his Word. 32. And declareth himself to be the Bread of Life.

Ver. 1. AFTER thefe Things, Jefus went over the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias.

2. And a great Multitude followed him, because they faw his Miracles which he did on them that were diseased. 3. And Jefus went up into a Mountain, and there he fat with his Difciples.

4. And the Paffover, a Feast of the Jews, was nigh.

5. When

5. When Jefus then lift up his Eyes, and faw a great Company come unto him, he faith unto Philip, Whence fhall we buy Bread that thefe may eat?

6. (And this he faid to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do)

7. Philip answered him, Two hundred Penny-worth of Bread is not fufficient for them, that every one of them. may take a little.

8. One of his Difciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's Brother, faith unto him,

9. There is a Lad here, which hath five Barley Loaves, and two fmall Fifhes: but what are they among fo many? 10. And Jefus faid, Make the Men fit down. Now there was much Grafs in the Place. So the Men fat down, in number about FIVE THOUSAND.

11. And Jefus took the Loaves, and when he had given THANKS, he diftributed to the Difciples, and the Difciples to them that were fet down; and likewife of the Fishes, as much as they would.

12. When they were filled, he faid unto his Difciples, Gather up the Fragments that remain, that nothing be loft.

13. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve Baskets with the Fragments of the five Barley Loaves, which remained over and above, unto them that had eaten.

14. Then thofe Men, when they had feen the Miracle that Jefus did, faid, This is of a Truth that PROPHET that fhould come into the World.

15. When Jefus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a KING, he departed again into a Mountain by himself alone."

Matt. xiv. 22. And ftraightway Jefus conftrained his Difciples to get into a Ship, and to go before him unto the other Side, while he fent the Multitudes away.

23. And when he had fent the Multitudes away, he went up into a Mountain apart to pray and when the Evening was come, he was there alone.

24. But (a) the Ship was now in the midst of the Sea, toffed with Waves: for the Wind was contrary.

25. And in the fourth Watch of the Night, Jefus went unto them, WALKING on the Sea.

26. And when the Difciples faw him wALKING on


(a) Pfal. cvii. 23. They that go down to the Sea in Ships:

24. These fee the WORKS of the Lord, and his WONDERS in the


25. For he commandeth, and raileth the ftormy WIND, which lifteth up the Waves thereof.

26. Their Soul is melted because of Trouble: they are at their Wits End.

28. Then they cry unto the Lord S 2 in

29. He maketh the STORM a CALM, fo that the Waves thereof

the SEA, they were troubled, in their Trouble, and he bringeth faying, It is a SPIRIT; and them out of their Diftreffes. they CRIED out for Fear. 27. But ftraightway Jefus fpake unto them, faying,

are still.

Be of good cheer, It is I, be not afraid.

28. And Peter anfwered him and faid, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the Water.

29. And he faid, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the Ship, he WALKED on the WATER, to go to Jesus.

30. But when he saw the Wind boisterous, he was AFRAID and beginning to fink, he cried, faying, Lord, fave me.

31. And immediately Jefus ftretched forth his Hand, and caught him, and faid unto him, O thou of little FAITH, wherefore didft thou doubt?

32. And when they were come into the Ship, the Wind ceafed.

33. Then they that were in the Ship, came and wORSHIPPED him, faying, Of a Truth thou art the Son of God. 34. And when they were gone over, they came into the Land of Gennefaret.

35. And when the Men of that Place had Knowledge of him, they fent out into all that Country round about, and brought unto him all that were DISEASED,

36. And befought him, that they might only TOUCH the Hem of his Garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly WHOLE.

John vi. 16. And when Even was now come, his Disciples went down unto the Sea,

17. And entred into a Ship, and went over the Sea towards Capernaum: and it was now dark, and Jefus was not come to them.

18. And the Sea arofe, by reafon of a great Wind that blew.

19. So when they had rowed about five and twenty, or thirty Furlongs, they fee Jefus walking on the Sea, and drawing nigh unto the Ship: and they were afraid.

20. But he faith unto them, It is I, be not afraid.

21. Then they willingly received him into the Ship: and immediately the Ship was at the Land whither they


22. The Day following, when the People which stood on the other fide of the Sea, faw that there was none other Boat

Boat there, fave that one whereinto his Difciples were entred, and that Jefus went not with his Difciples into the Boat, but that his Difciples were gone away, alone:

23. (Howbeit, there came other Boats from Tiberias, nigh unto the Place where they did eat Bread, after that the Lord had given Thanks)

24. When the People therefore faw that Jefus was not there, neither his Difciples, they alfo took Shipping, and came to Capernaum, feeking for Jefus.

25. And when they had found him on the other fide of the Sea, they faid unto him, Rabbi, when cameft thou hither?

The People that were fo miraculously fed, following CHRIST, are inftructed not to labour only for the Meat that perifbeth; but chiefly for that Spiritual Food of Divine Grace, which is compared to the Manna with which the Ifraelites were for forty Tears fubfifted in the Wilderness.

26. Jefus anfwered them and faid, Verily, verily I fay unto you, ye SEEK me, not becaufe ye faw the MIRACLES, but becaufe ye did EAT of the LOAVES, and were filled.

27. LABOUR not for the MEAT which perifheth, but for that Meat which endureth unto EVERLASTING LIFE, which the Son of Man fhall give unto you: for him hath God the Father fealed.

28. Then faid they unto him, What fhall we do, that we might work the Works of God?

29. Jefus anfwered and faid unto them, This is the Work of God, that ye* BELIEVE on him whom he hath fent.

30. They faid therefore unto him, What Sign fheweft thou then, that we may fee and BELIEVE thee? What doft thou work?

31. Our Fathers did eat Manna in the Defert; as it is written, He gave them Bread from Heaven to eat.

32. Then (a) Jefus faid unto them, Verily, verily I fay unto you, Mofes gave you


(a) Deut. viii. 2. And thou fhalt remember all the Way which the Lord thy God led thee thefe forty Years in the Wilderness, to HUMBLE

what was in thine Heart, whether

thee, and to PROVE thee, to know

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