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not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God 19 was his father, making himself like God. Jesus therefore spake and said unto them, "Verily verily I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself; but what he seeth the Father do for what things the Father doeth, these the 20 Son also doeth in like manner. For the Father loveth the Son, and showeth him all things which he himself doeth and he will show him greater works than these, 21 so that ye will wonder. For as the Father raiseth up the
dead, and giveth them life; so the Son likewise giveth life 22 to whom he will. For neither doth the Father judge any 23 man: but hath committed all judgement to the Son; that
all may honour the Son, as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son, honoureth not the Father 24 who sent him. Verily verily I say unto you, He that hearkeneth to my words, and believeth in him who sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into con25 demnation; but passeth from death to life. Verily verily I say unto you, The hour cometh, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God; and they 26 that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in him
self, so hath he given to the Son also to have life in him27 self: and he hath given him authority to exercise judge28 ment also, because he is the Son of man*. Wonder not
at this for the hour cometh, in which all that are in the 29 gravest shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they
that have done good, to the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. 30 Of myself I can do nothing: as I hear, I judge and my judgement is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of him who sent me‡.
31 "If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. 32 There is another who beareth witness of me; and I know 33 that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true. Ye
* a son of man, Wakefield.
of the Father who sent me, R. T.
+ sepulchres, N.
34 sent unto John, and he bare witness to the truth. Yet I receive not witness from man: but I say these things, 35 that ye may be saved. He was that burning and shining lamp but ye chose to rejoice for a short time only in his 36 light*. But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father hath given me to perform, these works which I do, bear witness of me that the Fa37 ther hath sent me. And the Father himself, who sent me, hath borne witness of me. Have ye never heard his 38 voice, nor seen his form? And have ye not his word abiding among you, that on him whom he hath sent, ye believe not†?
"Search the scriptures; for in them ye think that ye 40 have everlasting life and they bear witness of me and yet ye are not willing to come unto me, that ye may have life.
"I receive not honour from men but I know you, 42 that ye have not the love of God in you. I am come in 43 my Father's name, and yet ye receive me not: if another 44 shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. How
can ye believe, who receive honour from one another, and seek not the honour which cometh from the only 45 God? Think not that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuseth you, even Moses, in whom ye 46 trust. For if ye had believed Moses, ye would have be47 lieved me: for he wrote of me. But if ye believe not his writings, how will ye believe my words?" CH. VI. AFTER these things Jesus went over the lake of Ga2 lilee, which is the lake of Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him, because they saw the miracles which 3 he did on those who were diseased. And Jesus went up
"and ye were willing to rejoice for a time in his light," N. See Wakefield. "Ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his form. And ye have not his word abiding in you: for whom he hath sent, him ye believe not." N. See Theol, Repos. vol. i. p. 55, and Campbell in loc. Our Lord alludes to the descent of the spirit upon him in a corporeal form, which was a public designation of him to his office, ch. i. 32-34.
4 a mountain, and sat there with his disciples. Now the 5 passover (a feast of the Jews) was nigh*. When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw that a great multitude was coming to him, he saith to Philip, "Whence shall 6 we buy bread, that these may eat?" (Now he said this to try him for he himself knew what he was about to 7 do.) Philip answered him, "Bread, worth two hundred denarii, is not sufficient for them, that every one of them 8 may take a little." One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon 9 Peter's brother, saith unto him, "There is a child here,
that hath five barley-loaves, and two fishes: but what are 10 they among so many?" And Jesus said, "Make the men placet themselves on the ground." (Now there was much grass in the place.) So the men placed themselves 11 on the ground, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves; and, when he had given thanks, he distributed [to the disciples, and the disciples] to those that were on the ground and in like manner of the 12 fishes, as much as they would. And when they were
filled, he saith to his disciples, "Gather the fragments 13 which remain, that nothing be lost." They therefore
gathered them, and filled twelve panniers with the fragments of the five barley-loaves, which remained to those 14 that had eaten. Then those men, when they had seen the miracle which Jesus did, said, "This is in truth that 15 prophet who was to come into the world." When Jesus therefore perceived that they were about to come and take him by force, to make him a king, he withdrew [again] to a mountain himself alone.
And when evening came, his disciples went down to 17 the lake; and entered into a ship, and went over the lake toward Capernaum. And it was now dark; and Jesus
This verse is found in all the MSS. which have been collated. But it is introduced without any connection with the context, nor does it appear that our Lord attended this passover at Jerusalem. Bishop Pearce therefore thinks that the whole verse is spurious, and Vossius, Mann, and Priestley reject the word passover.
Gr. recline, or lie down,
18 was not come to them. And the lake rose, because of a 19 great wind which blew. So when they had rowed about twenty-five or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on
the lake, and drawing near to the ship: and they were 20 afraid. But he saith unto them, "It is I be not afraid." 21 Then they were glad to receive him into the ship; and immediately the ship was at the land whither they were going.
The day following, when the multitude who stood on the other side of the lake saw that there was none other boat there but one, and that Jesus had not gone with his disciples into the ship, but that his disciples had de23 parted alone; (however there came other boats from Ti
berias, near the place where they ate bread, after the 24 Lord had given thanks;) when the people therefore saw
that neither Jesus was there, nor his disciples, they took 25 shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking Jesus. And
when they had found him on the other side of the lake, they said unto him, "Rabbit, when camest thou hither?" 26 Jesus answered them and said, "Verily verily I say unto
you, Ye seek me, not because ye have seen miracles, but 27 because ye ate of the loaves and were filled. Work not so much for the food which perisheth, as for the food which endureth to everlasting life, which the Son of man will give you for him hath the Father sealed, even 28 God." They said therefore unto him, "What shall we 29 do, that we may work the works of God?" Jesus answered and said unto them, "This is the work of God, 30 that ye believe on him whom he hath sent." Then they said unto him, "What miracle [therefore] dost thou, that we may see it, and believe in thee? what dost thou 31 work? Our fathers ate manna in the desert: as it is writ32 ten, 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat.'" Jesus [therefore] said unto them, " Verily verily I say unto
* where-into his disciples were entered, R. T. + Master, or, My Master. N. Gr. Work not for, etc. but for, etc. Or, Work not out, etc. N. m.
you, Moses gave you not the bread from heaven; but 33 my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven*; for the bread of God is that which cometh down from hea34 ven, and giveth life to the world." Then they said unto 35 him, "Master, always give us this bread." And Jesus said unto them, "I am the bread of life† : he who cometh to me, shall never hunger; and he who believeth in me, 36 shall never thirst. But I have said unto you, that ye 37 have both seen me and believe not. All whom the Father
giveth me, will come to me; and him who cometh to 38 me, I will in no wise cast out. For I am come down
from heaven ‡, not to do mine own will, but the will of 39 him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent
me, that of all whom he hath given me I should lose none, 40 but should raise them up at the last day. For this is the will of him†† who sent me, that every one who seeth the Son, and believeth in him, may have everlasting life: and him I will raise up at the last day."
The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven :' and said, "Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how therefore doth this man say, 43 I came down from heaven ?" Jesus answered and said 44 unto them, "Murmur not among yourselves. No man can come to me, unless the Father, who sent me, draw 45 him and him I will raise up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, And all shall be taught of God.'
Or, is giving you, etc.] The bread from heaven clearly signifies the doctrine, not the person, of Christ. See Lindsey's List, p. 45, and Dr. Priestley in loc.
+ I am the bread of life,] i. e. my doctrine, which will ensure eternal life to all who practically embrace it.
‡ I am come down from heaven,] i. e. I am invested with a divine commission. See John iii, 13.
Or, of my father who, MSS.
The Jews, like many modern expositors, mistook our Lord's meaning. They understood that of his person, which he intended of his doctrine; and took that in a literal sense, which he meant figuratively. Observe, that the Jews call Jesus the Son of Jeseph, without being contradicted by the Evangelist.