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the Christ, the Son of God, he that cometh into the world.".

28 And when she had said these things, she went away, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, "The Teacher is here, and calleth for thee. 29 When Mary heard this, she ariseth quickly, and cometh unto him. 30 (Now Jesus had not yet come into the town, but was in the place where Martha had met him). 31 The Jews therefore who were with her in the house, and were comforting her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up quickly, and went out, followed her, saying, "She is going to the tomb to weep there." 32 Mary therefore, when she came where Jesus was, and saw him, fell at his feet, saying unto him, "Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother would not have died." 33 Jesus, therefore, when he saw her weeping, and the Jews weeping who came with her, groaned in spirit, and was troubled,+ and said, "Where have ye laid him?" They say unto him, "Lord, come and see." 35 Jesus wept. 36 The Jews said therefore, "Behold how he loved him!" 37 But some of them said, "Could not this man who opened the eyes of the blind man, have caused that even this should not have died?"

38 Jesus therefore, again groaning in himself, cometh to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. 39 Jesus said, "Take ye away the stone." Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, "Lord, by this time it is offensive : for he hath been four days in the tomb." 40 Jesus saith unto her, "Said I not unto thee, that if thou wouldst believe, thou shouldst see the glory of God?" 41 They therefore took away the stone. But Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, "Father! I thank thee that thou hast heard me : 42 yet I knew that thou hearest me always but because of the multitude who stand around I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me." 43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus! come forth." "And he that had been dead came forth, bound hand and foot with funeral bands: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, "Loose him, and let him go."


✦ Or, Yes, Lord, I have believed; (or, I fully believe, TETLOTεuka); because thou art the Christ, &c.

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' exoμevo, He that cometh,' was an expression for the expected Messiah.

† ετάραξεν ἑαυτον—this seems to imply some external act of sorrow.





45 Many therefore of the Jews who came to Mary, and saw the things which he did, believed in him. 46 But some of them went away to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.


47 The chief priests therefore, and the Pharisees, gathered together a council, and said, "What are we doing? for this man doeth many miracles. 4o If we suffer him to go on thus, all will believe in him : and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation." 49 But a certain one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest of that year, said unto them, "Ye know nothing; nor do ye consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation perish." Now this he spake not of himself: but being the high priest of that year, he prophesied because Jesus was about to die for that nation; $2 and not for that nation only, but that he might also gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad. 53 From that day, therefore, they took counsel together to put him to death.


54 Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went thence unto the country near the desert, to a city called Ephraim; and there he continued with his disciples.


On returning to Galilee, probably at Capernaum, our Lord heals the Man with the Withered Hand: The Pharisees there hold a Council against him; and he withdraws to the Shore of the Lake.


9 AND having departed thence, he went into

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6 Now it came to pass

AND he entered again +
into the synagogue: and also on another sabbath,

• At this place begins the last division of St. John's Gospel, respecting the transactions of the Passover at which our Lord was crucified. See Part VIII.

The record in this Section is found, in each of the three Gospels, connected with the Walk through the Corn-fields: Part II. Sect. vii. The circumstance is considered, as it respects this Harmony, in Diss. IV. Sect. ii. St. Luke's account decides two things; first, that the facts recorded in the former Section occurred on the Second-first Sabbath, (see p. 37); and secondly, that the fact in the present Jection, occurred on a different Sabbath. St. Mark's Gospel in no way obliges us to refer the latter to the same day as the former; but the Greek of St. Matthew's Gospel naturally would do so, if there were no opposing consideration, such as is supplied by the statement of Lake. It is obvious that the accurate inquiries of this Evangelist had led him to the knowledge of the fact which the common record, from which all these Evangelists here derived information, did not communicate.

‡ Пaλiv, again, appears to have here no distinct reference to what precedes: it may be rendered moreover, or, at another time. See Schleusner, aud Robinson's Lexicon from Wahl.

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they might accuse him. And he saith unto Jesus said therefore

11 But he said unto them, "What man shall there be among you who shall have one sheep, and, if this fall into a pit on the sabbath, will not lay hold of it, and lift it out? 12 How much therefore is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath."

13 Then saith he to the man, "Stretch forth thy hand." And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole as the other.


unto them, “I will ask επερwrηOW
you something: Is it
lawful on the sabbath to
do good, or to do evil?

"Is it lawful on
the sabbath to do good
or to do evil? to save
life, or to kill?" But to save life, or to kill?"
they were silent.

5 And

having looked round on

them with anger, being

grieved at the hardness 10 And looking round
of their hearts, he saith upon them all, he said
unto the man, "Stretch unto him, "Stretch
forth thy hand." And forth thy hand." And
he stretched it forth: and he did so and his hand
his hand was restored. was restored as the other.

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16 and charged them that


they should not make
him known: SO that it
was fulfilled which was
spoken by Isaiah the
prophet, saying,
hold my servant, whom
I have chosen; my be-
loved, in whom my soul
is well pleased: I will
put my spirit upon him,
and he shall declare his

law to the Gentiles.

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And the Pharisess" But they were filled
went forth, and straight- with madness; and con-
way took counsel with ferred with one another
the Herodians against what they should do to
him, how they might Jesus.
7 And
destroy him.
Jesus withdrew with his
disciples to the sea: and
a great number of per-
sons from Galilee follow.
ed him, and from Judea,
and from Jerusalem,
and from Idumea, and
from beyond the Jordan;
and the people of Tyre
and Sidon, a great num-
ber, when they had heard
what great things he did,
came unto him. And
he spake to his disciples,
that a little vessel should
attend upon him, be-
cause of the multitude,
lest they should throng
him. 10 For he healed
many; insomuch that
they pressed upon him
that they might touch
him, as many as had
grievous diseases. " And
the unclean spirits, when
they beheld him, fell
down before him, and
cried, saying, "Thou
art the Son of God."
12 And he charged them
that they should not
make him known.

18. 42; 1-4.




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Discourses of Christ occasioned by the hostility of the Pharisees and the interference of his Relatives. § 1. After the cure of the Blind and Dumb Demoniac. § 2. On the Demand of a Sign from Heaven. § 3. On the Application of his Mother and Brethren.

§ 1.


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David?" 24 But the 22 And the Scribes who 15 But some of them

St. Mark, especially, very often commences his narrations with Kat, and: it may then properly be rendered now, moreover, afterwards. See Robinson.

+ Or, they come home-i. e. to the house in Capernaum in which Jesus commonly resided.-See the Note at the end of the Section.

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