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MATT.

MARK

LUKE IV.

JOHN

all the land; yet to none of them was Elijah sent,
except unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, to a widow. 1 Kings 17; 9.
27 And there were many lepers in Israel, in the time
of Elisha the prophet; and no one of them was

cleansed, except Naaman the Syrian." 28 And all 2 Kings 5; 14.
in the synagogue, when they heard these things,
were filled with wrath, 29 and rose up, and thrust
him out of the city, and led him even to the brow of
the hill whereon their city was built, that they
might cast him down headlong. 30 But he passing
through the midst of them went away.

The consecutive passage, will be found in Part IV. Sect. ii. It might be connected with this Section, but from its correspondence with Mark i. 21, 22. In all probability he did now go to Capernaum.—It is evident that St. Luke, (who, obviously, was not acquainted with many important events which we know from St. John's Gospel alone), considered the occurrences which he now proceeds to record, as following the Rejection at Nazareth in close succession.

In the former Edition, the two following Sections were here introduced from the Gospel of Luke ;

Sect. ix. The Miraculous Draught of Fishes, ch. v. 1—11; and

Sect. x.

The Disciples instructed in Prayer, ch. xi. 1—11.

The latter occurs in the Gnomology; the former is found in the records of our Lord's Public Preaching in Galilee.

When I placed these Sections in the present Part, I had not so completely analyzed that admirable composition as I afterwards did; and I felt, perhaps too strongly, the difficulty attending the supposition, that the former occurred after the Call recorded by Matthew and Mark, and the latter after the Instructions respecting Prayer given by our Lord in his Sermon on the Mount.

From the Analysis of St. Luke's Gnomology, however, (Diss. II. Suppl. ii.), it appears that the Section containing the Instructions to the Disciples on Prayer, occurs in a division of it in which all the other Sections are in the order of occurrence; and it is most satisfactory to my mind not to disturb that connection. I therefore introduce this passage between the viiith and ixth Sections of Part V.

In like manner, the Section containing the Miraculous Draught of Fishes, occurs in the midst of a series of events, (beginning with ch. iv. 14, and continuing to the end of the vth chapter), which are all in the order of occurrence; and, with less hesitation than I feel respecting the other Section adverted to, I place it where its connection in Luke's Gospel directs, viz. in Section iii. of Part IV.-On its relation to the Call of Peter, Andrew, &c., (in Sect. i. of that Part), some observations will be found in a Note on the Section itself.

RECORDS OF CHRIST'S MINISTRY.

PART III.

TRANSACTIONS CONNECTED WITH THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES.

SECT. I.

On the Approach of the FEAST OF TABERNACLES, Christ is urged to go to Jerusalem: He goes up privately about the middle of the Feast: Transactions during it.

MATT.

MARK

LUKE

JOHN VII.t

2 Now the feast of the Jews, the Tabernacles, was at hand. His brethrent therefore said unto him, "Depart hence, and go into Judea, that thy disciples there also may see thy works which thou doest: for no one doeth any thing in secret, and yet seeketh himself to be publicly known. Since thou doest these things, show thyself to the world." (For neither did his brethren believe in him). 6 Jesus saith therefore unto them, "My time is not yet come: but your time is always ready. 7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify concerning it, that its works are evil. 8 Go ye up unto this feast: I am not going up yet § unto this feast; because my time is not yet fulfilled."

• About this time, probably, Herod imprisoned John the Baptist in the fortress of Macharus, near the Dead Sea, where the Tetrarch resided when in the Peræa.

As in Archbp. Newcome's Translation, and also in Campbell's, the first verse of this seventh chapter is connected in this Harmony with the sixth chapter. See Part VI. Sect. iv.

Or, kinsmen; and so in the following verses.

The common text is OUTW, not yet: Griesbach has CUR, not; and so also has Scholz. Lachman has OUTW. Mace renders "I do not go with you." In the text, yet is supplied, as in Newcome: but it is not needed for our Lord's justification against Porphyry's charge of inconstancy. See Diss. IV. Sect. iii. Part IV. Were our certainly the true reading, we ought not to insert yet. F

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The Jews therefore sought him at the feast, and said, "Where is he?" 12 And there was much private debating among the multitudes concerning him: some said, "He is a good man:" others said, "Nay; but he deceiveth the multitude." 13 No one, however, spake openly of him, for fear of the Jews.

14 But when it was now the middle of the feast, Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. 15 And the Jews wondered, saying, "How knoweth this man learning, having never been taught?" 16 Jesus, therefore, answered them and said, "My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. 17 If any man desire to do his will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God, or whether I speak from myself. 18 He that speaketh from himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh the glory of him that sent him-he is true, and unrighteousness is not in him."

19 "Did not Moses give you the law? and yet no one of you doeth the law: why are ye seeking to kill me?" 20 The multitude answered and said, "Thou hast a demon who is seeking to kill thee?" 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, "I have done one work, and ye all wonder at it.

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22 Moses

gave unto you circumcision,-not that it is from Gen. 17; 10. Moses, but from the fathers,-and ye on the sabbath

circumcise a man. 23 If a man receive circumcision
on the sabbath, that the law of Moses should not be
broken, are ye angry at me, because I have made
a man altogether whole on the sabbath?
24 Judge
not according to appearance, but judge righteous
judgment."

25

Some of the inhabitants of Jerusalem said

"The Jews" often denotes, in this Gospel, the leading men.

+ The original is yoyyvoμos, murmuring. The verb occurs in ver. 32. murmuring sound of many low voices.

Both denote here the

Upon the duration assigned in this Harmony to the Ministry of Christ, the present was the first festival succeeding that at which our Lord cured the infirm man at the Pool of Bethesda. The reference to the miracle is thus natural and striking: but can this be said, if (as upon every other hypothesis) a year and some months, including three, if not four, of the great national festivals, had intervened f It is clear that our Lord had not been in Jerusalem since that miracle; and is it conceivable that he who himself enjoined the fulfilment of the law, would disobey its express injunctions on this point?

MATT.

MARK

LUKE

JOHN VII.

therefore, "Is not this he whom they are seeking to kill? 26 And, behold, he is speaking openly, and they say nothing to him. Do the rulers really know that he is the Christ? 27 Yet we know him, whence he is: but when the Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is." 28 Jesus therefore cried aloud in

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the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am! yet I have not come of myself; but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not. 29 I know him: for I am from him, and he sent me forth." 30 They sought, therefore, to take him yet no one laid his hand on him, because his hour was not yet come.

31 Now many of the multitude believed on him, and said, "Will the Christ, when he cometh, do more miracles than these which this man hath done?" 32 The Pharisees heard the multitude murmuring these things concerning him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take him. 33 Jesus therefore said, "Yet a little while I am with you, and then I go away unto him that sent me. 34 Ye will seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, ye cannot come." 35 The Jews therefore said among themselves, "Whither is he about to go, that we shall not find him? is he about to go unto the dispersion among the Gentiles, and teach Ελληνων the Gentiles? 36 What is this word that he spake, 'Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, ye cannot come?'"

Is. 11; 1.
Mic. 5; 2.

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37 Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried aloud, saying, “If any one thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, from within him shall flow rivers of living water." (Now this he spake concerning the spirit, which they that believe on him were about to receive; for the holy spirit was not yet given; because Jesus was not yet glorified). 40 Many of the multitude, therefore, when they heard this word, said, "This is in truth the Prophet." " Others said, "This is the Christ." But others said, “Nay, for the Christ doth not come out of Galilee. 42 Hath not the scripture said that the Christ cometh of the offspring of David, and from the town of Bethlehem, where David was !" 43 There was therefore a division in the multitude because of him. 44 Now some of them were desirous to take him; but no one laid hands on him.

MATT.

MARK

LUKE

JOHN VII. VIII.

45 The officers, therefore, came back to the chief priests and Pharisees; and these said unto them, "Why have ye not brought him?" 46 The officers answered, "Never man spake like this man."* 47 The Pharisees therefore answered them, "Are ye also deceived? 46 hath any one of the rulers believed on him, or of the Pharisees? 49 but this multitude, who know not the law, are accursed." 50 Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to him by night, being one of them), "Doth our law condemn a man, unless it first hear from himself, and know what he doeth?" 52 They answered and said unto him, "Art thou also from Galilee Search, and see; for a prophet hath not been raised up out of Galilee."

53 [And every one went unto his own house : CH. VIII. but Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.

SECT. II.

The Woman taken in Adultery brought before Jesus. His Discourses with the Jews, on the Day after the Festival.

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JOHN VIII.

2 Now early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down and taught them. 3 But the Scribes and the Pharisees bring unto him a woman taken in adultery; and having set her in the midst of the people, they say unto him, "Rabbi, this woman was taken in the act of adultery now Moses in the law commanded us, that such women should be stoned what therefore sayest thou?" 6 Now this they said, trying him, that they might have whereof to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down and with his finger wrote on the ground. 7 But when they continued asking him, he raised himself up and said unto them, "Let him who is without sin among you, first cast a stone at her." 8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. But they having heard it, and being convicted by conscience, went out one by one, beginning from the

The clause we ovтog ò av≈ρwπOC, is marked by Griesbach as of somewhat doubtful authority; and it is omitted by Lachman, as also by Granville Penn. Without this clause, the words of the officers Never spake man thus!” ουδέποτε ούτως ελάλησεν ανθρωπος.

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