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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). 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." 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." 44 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, πETTIOTƐUKα); because thou art the Christ, &c. xoμevos, 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. 48 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; 52 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.

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* 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 11. 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 Section, 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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14 But the Pharisees 6 And the Pharisess" But they were filled went out, and took went forth, and straight-with madness; and concounsel against him, how way took counsel with ferred with one another they might destroy him. the Herodians against what they should do to 15 But when Jesus knew him, how they might Jesus. it, he withdrew from destroy him. 7 And thence and great mul- Jesus withdrew with his titudes followed him; disciples to the sea: and and he healed them all, a great number of persons 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 number, when they had heard what great things he did, came unto him. 9 And he spake to his disciples, that a little vessel should attend upon him, because 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.


16 and charged them that they should not make him known: 17 so that it was fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, 'Behold 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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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.

22 THEN was brought unto him a demoniac, blind and dumb and he healed him, so that the blind and dumb man both spake and saw. 23 And all the multitudes were amazed, and said, "Is not this the son of

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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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