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39 er*) where dwellest thou?" He saith unto them, "Come and see." They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: (now it was about the tenth 40 hour.) One of the two that heard John speak, and fol41 lowed Jesus, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. He meeteth with his own brother Simon first of any, and saith to him, "We have found the Messiah :" (which 42 is, being interpreted, the Christ t.) And Andrew brought him to Jesus. And Jesus looked on him, and said, "Thou art Simon the son of Jonah: thou shalt be called Cephas" (which being interpreted, is, a rock.)
The day following, Jesus purposed to go into Galilee; and meeteth with Philip, and saith unto him, 44" Follow me." (Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city 45 of Andrew and Peter.) Philip meeteth with Nathanael,
and saith unto him, "We have found him of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets also, wrote, Jesus of 46 Nazareth, the son of Joseph." Then Nathanael said
unto him, "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth ?" 47 Philip saith unto him, "Come and see." Jesus saw
Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, “Behold an 48 Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile." Nathanael saith unto him, "Whence knowest thou me ?" Jesus answered and said unto him, "Before Philip called thee, when 49 thou wast under the fig-tree, I saw thee." Nathanael answered and saith unto him, "Rabbi ‡, thou art the Son 50 of God; thou art the king of Israel." Jesus answered and said unto him, "Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig-tree,' believest thou? thou shalt see Then Jesus saith unto him, 51 greater things than these." "Verily verily I say unto you, [Hereafter] ye shall see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of man."
CH. II. AND the third day there was a marriage-feast in Cana
+ Or, the anointed.
Master, or, My master, N.
* Master, N.
2 of Galilee ; and the mother of Jesus was there: And Jesus and his disciples also were invited to the marriage3 feast. And when the wine failed, the mother of Jesus 4 saith unto him, "They have no wine." Jesus saith unto
her, "Woman, what have I to do with thee* ? mine 5 hour is not yet come." His mother saith to the servants, 6" Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it." Now six water-pots of stone were placed there, according to the manner of cleansing among the Jews, containing two or 7 three bathst apiece. Jesus saith unto them, "Fill the water-pots with water." And they filled them to the 8 brim. Then he saith unto them, "Draw out now, and
bear to the governor of the feast." And they bare it. 9 And when the governor of the feast had tasted the water which was made wine, and knew not whence it was; (but the servants who drew the water knew ;) the go10 vernor of the feast calleth the bridegroom, and saith un
to him, "Every man at first setteth on good wine; and when men have drunk largely, then that which is worse: 11 but thou hast kept the good wine until now." This beginning of miracles Jesus made in Cana of Galilee, and manifested his glory and his disciples believed in him. 12 After this, he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples: and they remained there not many days.
Now the passover of the Jews was near; and Jesus 14 went up to Jerusalem; and found in the temple those who sold cattle, and sheep, and doves, and the money15 changers sitting and, when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the cattle; and poured out the money of the
* Or, what hast thou to do with me?
+ The lxx use the word in the original for the bath, which contained about seven gallons; and for the seah, which contained one third of the bath. 2 Chron. iv. 5; 1 Kings xviii. 32. The Syrian metretes, according to bishop Cumberland, contained seven pints and one eighth. N.
16 exchangers, and overturned their tables; and said to those
who sold doves, "Take these things hence; make not 17 my Father's house an house of merchandise."" And his disciples remembered that it was written, "A zeal for thine house consumeth me."
Then the Jews spake and said unto him, "What sign showest thou unto us, since thou doest these things?" 19 Jesus answered and said unto them, "Destroy this tem20 ple, and in three days I will raise it up." Then the Jews said, "Forty and six years hath this temple been in building; and wilt thou raise it up in three days?" 21 But he spake concerning the temple of his body. When 22 therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples re
membered that he had said this [unto them] and they believed the scripture, and the words which Jesus had spoken.
Now, when he was in Jerusalem at the feast of the passover, many believed on his name, when they beheld 24 the miracles which he did. But Jesus did not trust him25 self to them, because he knew all of them and because he needed not that any should testify of man for he himself knew what was in man.
CH. III. Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Ni2 codemus, a ruler of the Jews: this man came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, "Rabbi*, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles which thou doest, unless God be with 3 him." Jesus answered and said unto him, "Verily ve
rily I say unto thee, Unless a man be born again, he can4 not see the kingdom of God." Nicodemus saith unto him, "How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter a second time into his mother's womb, and be 5 born?" Jesus answered, "Verily verily I say unto thee, Unless a man be born of water, and of the spirit, he can
Master, or, My master, N.
6 not enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born
of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is born of the spirit, 7 is spirit. Wonder not that I said unto thee, Ye must be 8 born again. The wind bloweth where it will, and thou hearest its sound, but knowest not whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the spi9 rit." Nicodemus answered and said unto him, "How 10 can these things be?" Jesus answered and said unto him, "Art thou a teacher in Israel, and knowest not these 11 things? Verily verily I say unto thee, We speak that
which we know, and testify that which we have seen; 12 and yet ye receive not our testimony*. If I have told
you earthly thingst, and ye believe not; how will ye be13 lieve, if I tell you heavenly things? Now no man hath ascended up to heaven †, but he who came down from 14 heaven||, even the Son of man, [who is in heaven¶.] And
* Some understand ver. 11. as the remark of the evangelist.
↑ “Earthly things," i. e. truths plain, intelligible and familiar. “ Heavenly things,” i e. truths remote, from common apprehension, opposite to vulgar prejudices; what could not be known but by intercourse with Heaven, or by divine revelation. See Deut. Xxx. 12; Rom. x. 6. and the note on ver. 13.
No man hath ascended up to heaven.] "No man goeth up to heaven," Newcome; who remarks, after bishop Pearce, that the preter is here put for the present, and that again for the future. So that the expression, No man hath ascended up into heaven, means, No man will hereafter ascend. This surely is a forced interpretation. The Polish Socinians interpret the expression of a local ascent of Christ into heaven; whither they suppose him to have been taken at the commencement of his ministry, to receive divine instruction. A much more probable interpretation is that which has been proposed by Raphelius, and adopted by Dr. Doddridge and others, viz. that to ascend into heaven signifies, scrutari, et Dei novisse consilia, to search into and to understand the counsels of God. See Raphelius, Annot. vol. i. præf. Dr. Doddridge says that the phrase of ascending into heaven is plainly used in the sense of searching into the truths of God. Deut. xxx. 12; Rom. x. 6; Prov. xxx. 4. Fam. Expos. in loc. See also Cameron and Erasmus upon the text.
He who came down from heaven.] This clause is correlative to the preceding. If the former is to be understood of a local ascent, the latter must be interpreted of a local descent. But if the former clause is to be understood figuratively, as Raphelius and Doddridge explain it, the latter ought in all reason to be interpreted figuratively likewise. If" to ascend into heaven,” signifies to become acquainted with the truths of God, "to descend from heaven," is to bring and to discover those truths to the world. And this text clearly explains the meaning of the phrase, wherever it occurs in this evangelist.
¶ Who is in heaven.] This clause is wanting in some of the best copies. If its authenticity is allowed, it is to be understood of the knowledge which Christ possessed of the Father's will. See John i. 18.
as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the 15 Son of man be lifted up: that every one who believeth in 16 him may [not perish, but] have everlasting life." For
God hath so loved the world, that he hath given his only* Son, that every one who believeth in him may not pe17 rish, but have everlasting life. For God hath not sent his Son into the world, to condemn the world; but that 18 the world through him might be saved. He who be lieveth in him, shall not be condemned: but he that believeth not, is condemned already, because he hath not 19 believed on the name of the only* Son of God. And this is the condemnation; that light is come into the world, and yet men have loved darkness rather than light for 20 their deeds were evil: for every one who doeth evil hateth
the light, and cometh not to the light, lest his deeds 21 should be discovered. But he who doeth the truth com
eth to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought through faith in God.
After these things, Jesus and his disciples came into the land of Judea; and there he tarried with them, and 23 baptized. And John also was baptizing in Enon, near
Salim; because much water was there; and the people 24 came, and were baptized. For John was not yet cast into prison.
Then a question arose between some of John's disciples 26 and a Jew †, about baptizing ‡. And some came to John, and said unto him, "Rabbill, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, he 27 baptizeth, and all men come to him." John answered and said, “ A man can receive nothing, unless it be given 28 him from heaven. Ye yourselves bear me witness, that
I said, 'I am not the Christ, but I am sent before his, 29 face.' He that hath the bride, is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, who standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly, because of the bridegroom's
* only begotten, N. Gr.
† the Jews, R. T.
Master. or, My Master, N.