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that he should give something to the poor.
30 He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.
31 Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him.
32 If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him.
33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: "and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.
34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
36 Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but 'thou shalt follow me afterwards.
37 Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake.
38 Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my
sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice.
8 Ps. xli. 9. Mat. xxvi. 23. ver. 21.- ch. xiv. 29; & xvi. 4.- Or, From henceforth.-u Mat. x. 40; & xxv. 40. Luke x. 16.- Mat. xxvi. 21. Mark xiv. 18. Luke xxii. 21.-y ch. xii. 27.- Acts i. 17. 1 John ii. 19-a ch. xix. 26; & xx. 2; & xxi. 7, 20, 24.-| Or, morsel b Luke xxii. 3. ch. vi. 70.-e ch. xii. 6.- ch. xii 23.e ch. xiv. 13. 1 Pet. iv. xvii. 1, 4, 5, ch.
5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am
the way, the truth, and the life: h no man cometh unto the
xii. 23.-h ch. vii. 34; & viii. 21.-i Lev. xix. 18, ch. Father, but by me.
Iv. 12, 17. Eph. v. 2. 1 Thes. iv. 9. Jam. 8. 1 Pet. i. 22. 1 John ii. 7, 8; & iii. 11, 23; & iv. 21.—✯ 1 John ii. 5; & iv. 20.-7 ch. xxi, 18. 2 Pet. i, 14.-m Mat. xxvi. 33, 34, 35. Mark xiv. 29, 30, 31. Luke xxii. 33,34.
7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father
See Matthew XXXI. 14-16, in also: and from henceforth ye § LXXXII.
know him, and have seen him.
8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
9 Jesus saith unto him, Hare I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
10 Believest thou not that 'I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you " I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: " or else believe me for the very works' sake.
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than
4 And whither I go ye know, these shall he do; because I go and the way ye know.
unto my Father.
13" And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
a ver. 27. ch. xvi 33.-b ch. xiii. 33, 36.-e ver. 18, 28. Acts i. 11.-d ch. xii. 26; & xvii. 24. 1 Thes. iv. 17.e Heb. ix. 8.-f ch. i. 17; & viii. 32.-g ch. i. 4; & xi. 25-4 ch. x. 9.-i ch. viii.1 9.-k ch. xii. 45. Col. i, 15. Heb. i. 3.- ver. 20. ch. x. 38; & xvii. 21, 23.-m ch. v. 19; & vii. 16; & viii. 28; & xii. 49.-n ch. v. 36; & x. 38.- Mat. xxi. 21. Mark xvi. 17. Luke x. 17.-p Mat. vii. 7 ; & xxi. 22. Mark xi. 24. Luke xi. 9. ch. xv. 7. 16; & xvi. 23, 24. James i. 5. 1 John iii. 22; & v. 14.
It was a question, that might have befitted the mouth of the best Christian, which fell from Socrates : "Since God himself is careful for thee, why art thou solicitous for
thyself ?" If evils were let loose upon us, so as it were possible for us to suffer any thing that God were not aware of, we might have just cause to sink under adversities; but now that we know every drachm of our affliction is weighed out to us, by that all-wise and all-merciful Providence, Oh, our infidelity, if we do make scruple of taking in the most bitter dose !-HALL.
READER.-Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me.-It cannot be spoken how injurious those men are to themselves, that will be managing their own cares; and plotting the prevention of their fears; and projecting their own, both indemnity and advantages: for, as they lay an unnecessary load upon their own shoulders, so they draw upon themselves the miseries of an irremediable disappointment. Alas, how can Alas, how can their weakness make good those events, which they vainly promise to themselves; or avert those judgments they would escape; or uphold them in those evils they must undergo? Whereas, if we put all this upon a gracious God, he contrives it with ease, looking for nothing from us, but our trust and thankfulness.-HALL.
We are naturally apt, in our necessities, to have recourse to greater powers than our own; even where we have no engagement of their help how much more should we cast ourselves upon the Almighty, when he not only allows, but solicits our reliance upon him!
In my Father's house are many mansions, &c.—The man after God's own heart had one boon to ask of his Maker: it must be, sure, some great suit, wherein a favourite will set up his rest: "One thing have I desired of the Lord, which I will require: even that I may dwell in the house of the Lord, all the days of my life; to behold the fair beauty of the Lord, and to visit his holy temple," Psalm xxvii. 4. Was it so contenting a happiness to thee, O David, to behold, for a moment of time, the fair beauty of the Lord in his earthly temple, where he meant not to reveal the height of his glory? How blessed art thou now, when thy soul lives for ever in the continual prospect of the Infinite Beauty and Majesty of God, in the most glorious and eternal sanctuary of heaven! It was but in a cloud and smoke, wherein God shewed himself in his material house; above, thou seest him clothed in a heavenly and incomprehensible light: and, if a little
glimpse of celestial glory, in a mo- | Ye shall find one touch of Christ
mentary transfiguration, so transported the prime Apostle, that he wished to dwell still in Tabor; how shall we be ravished with the full view of that all-glorious Deity, whose very sight gives blessedness! What a life doth the presence of the sun put into all creatures here below! Yet the body of it is afar off; the power of it created and finite. Oh, then, how perfect and happy a life must we needs receive from the Maker of it, when the beams of his heavenly glory shall shine in our face! Here below, our weak senses are marred with too excellent objects: our pure spirits above cannot complain of excess; but, by how much more of that divine light they take in, are so much the more blessed.-LEIGHTON.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.-There is not so much need of learning as of grace, to apprehend those things which concern our everlasting peace. Neither is it our brain, that must be set on work here; but our heart; for true happiness doth not consist in a mere speculation, but a fruition of good. However therefore, there is excellent use of scholarship in all the sacred employments of divinity, yet in the main act, which imports salvation, skill must give place to affection. Happy is the soul, that is possessed of Christ, how poor soever in all inferior endowments.
Ye are wide, O ye great wits, while you spend yourselves in curious questions, and learned extravagancies.
more worth to your souls than all your deep and laborious disquisitions: one drachm of faith more precious than a pound of knowledge. In vain shall ye seek for this in your books, if ye miss it in your bosoms. If you know all things, and cannot truly say, "I know whom I have believed," 2 Tim. i. 12, you have but knowledge enough to know yourselves truly miserable.
Wouldst thou, therefore, my son, find true and solid comfort in the hour of temptation, in the agony of death? make sure work for thy soul, in the days of thy peace. Find Christ thine, and, in the despite of hell, thou art both safe and blessed.
Look not so much to an absolute Deity, infinitely and incomprehensibly glorious; alas, that majesty, because perfectly and essentially good, is, out of Christ, no other than an enemy to thee! Thy sin hath offended his justice, which is himself; what hast thou to do with that dreadful power, which thou hast provoked?
Look to that merciful and allsufficient "Mediator between God and man," who is both God and man, "Jesus Christ the righteous," 1 Tim. ii. 5, 1 John ii. 1. It is his charge, and our duty. "Ye believe in God, believe also in me;" John xiv. 1.-HALL.
Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me; or else believe me for the very works' sake.-See Commentary on Chap. X. 30, in § CCLIV.
15 ¶If ye love me, keep we will come unto him, and my commandments. make our abode with him.
24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.
25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.
26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your