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35 sent me, and to finish his work.* Say not ye' There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white 36 already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal that both he that soweth and he that 37 reapeth, may rejoice together and herein is that saying true, one soweth and another reap38 eth. I sent you to reap whereon ye bestowed no labor other men labored, and ye are entered into their labors.
And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him, for the declaration of the woman who testified, He told me all that I ever 40 did. So when the Samaritans were come unto
him, they besought him that he would tarry with them : and he abode there two days. 41 And many more believed because of his own 42 word, and said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy declaration, for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.
43 Now after two days he departed thence, and 44 went into Galilee.+ For Jesus himself testified that a prophet hath no honor in his own country. 45 And when he was come into Galilee, the Gali
• And there is much to be done for the religious improvement of mankind. Such is the moral state of the world, that there is great need of labor in those whose duty it is to instruct and reform.
↑ But not to Nazareth, as some ancient versions read. And what is said in the 44th verse renders it probable, that it was so in the original.
leans welcomed him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: (for they 46 also went unto the feast.) Then Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman 47 whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down and heal his son: 48 for he was at the point of death. Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and won49 ders, ye will not believe. The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down before my child dies. 50 Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way: thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his 51 way. And as he was now going down, his
servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son 52 liveth. Then he inquired of them the hour
when he began to amend: and they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever 53 left him. So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth. And he and all his household 54 believed. This second miracle Jesus wrought when he was come again out of Judea into Galilee.
1 AFTER this there was a feast of the Jews; 2 and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there
is at Jerusalem, by the sheep-market, a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, 3 having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of infirm people, blind, halt, paralytic, 4 waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first, after the troubling of the water, stepped in, was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.* 5 And a certain man was there, who had an in6 firmity thirty and eight years. When Jesus
saw him, lying, and knew that he had been a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt 7 thou be made whole? The diseased man answered him, Sir, I bave no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool : f but while I am coming, another steppeth down 8 before me. Jesus saith unto him, Rise take 9 up thy bed and walk. And immediately the man became strong, and took up his bed, and walked and the same day was the sabbath.
* Some critics suppose this was a mineral spring, and the water possessing medicinal qualities which cured various diseases and as it had this effect, the Jews supposed an angel descended and gave it a healing power.
By the troubling of the water, is to be understood, its agitation, occasioned by the heat; and probably, the medicinal and restoring power ceased when the extra heat abated.
The Jews therefore said unto him who was cured, It is the sabbath-day it is not lawful 11 for thee to carry thy bed. He answered them, He who made me whole, the same said unto 12 me, Take up thy bed, and walk. Then they asked him, What man is he who said unto 13 thee, Take up thy bed, an.' walk? And he
who was healed knew not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a crowd 14 being in that place. Afterward Jesus findeth
him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art restored to health: sin no more, lest a 15 worse thing come unto thee. The man departed, and told the Jews, that it was Jesus who 16 had healed him. Then the Jews persecuted Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath-day.
But Jesus answered them, My Father hath worked hitherto, and 1 therefore work. 18 Then the Jews were more eager to kill him, because he not only had violated the sabbath, but said also that God was his own Father, 19 making himself equal with God.† Then Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily I say unto you, the Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do for whatever things he doeth, those doeth the Son
That is, in preserving and governing the universe. + See x. chap. 36. Jesus neither says he was, or was not equal to God-but that he was the Son of God. Yet eertainly he disclaims all equality with God, when he calls him his Father, and says that he imitates God, and does his will, and can do nothing of himself but what the Father giveth him power to do.
20 also. For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things which he doeth and he will shew him greater works then these, that 21 ye may marvel. For as the Father raiseth up
the dead, and giveth them life; even so the Sout 22 giveth life to whom he will. For the Father
judgeth no man; but hath committed all judg23 ment unto the Son: that all men should honor the Son, as they honor the Father. He that honoreth not the Son, honoreth not the Father 24 who hath sent him.* Verily, verily I say unto you, He that heareth my words and believeth on him who sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed 25 from death unto life. Verily, verily I say unto you, The hour is coming and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: 26 and they who hear shall live. Father hath life in himself, so hath he given to For as the 27 the Son also to have life in himself; and hath likewise given him authority to execute judg28 ment, because he is the Son of man. not at this for the hour is coming, in which Wonder all who are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29 and shall come forth; they who have done good unto the resurrection of life: and they who have done evil, unto the resurrection of 30 damnation. I can of mine ownself do nothing:
They then who honor Christ, as the Son, and messenger of God, cannot be condemned for giving God's glory to another: Christ, we are commanded to honor and he is the visible representative of the invisible God.
+ Campbell says, they who have done good, to enjoy life, and they who have done evil to suffer punishment.