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MIRACLES OF CHRIST.

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Miracle.

Matthew. Mark. Luke.
Water turned into wine.....

V. 1-11
Demoniac restored .....

i. 21-28 iv. 31-37
Peter's mother-in-law healed

Capernaum viii. 14, 15 i. 29-31 iv. 38, 39
Many miracles on the evening of a sabbath Capernaum. viii. 16, 17 i. 32-34 iv. 40-42
Miracles wrought in towns and villages Galilee

iv. 23-25
Leper healed

viii. 2-4 i. 40-45 v. 12-15
Many healed

i. 45

v. 15
Paralytic healed

ix. 2-8 ii. 1-12 v. 17-26
Infirm man, at pool of Bethesda, restored .. Jerusalem
Man with a withered hand healed....

xii. 10-15 iii. 1-12 vi. 6—12
Many healed
Galilee ..

vi. 17-19 Centurion's servant healed Capernaum viii. 5-13

vii. 1-10 Son of a widow raised to life. Nain

vii. 11-17
Numbers cured in cities and villages Galilee

viii. 1-3
Blind and dumb demoniac restored
Capernaum .. xii. 22-30

xi. 14-26
The tempest stilled..........

Sea of Galilee viii. 23-27 iv. 35-41 viii. 22-25
Demoniacs dispossessed.

viii. 28-34 v. 1-20 viii. 26-39 Daughter of Jairus raised

ix. 18, 19, Capernaum

v. 22-24, viii, 41, 42, 23-26 35-43 49-56

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ix. 20-22 v. 25-34 viii. 43--48 Two blind men restored to sight

xiv. 13-21 vi. 31-44 ix. 10-17 vi. 5-14 Jesus walks on the sea

Sea of Galilee
.... xiv. 22-31 vi. 45–51

vi. 15-21
Many healed

Land of Gennesaret xiv. 34-36 vi. 54-56
Woman of Canaan's daughter restored Coasts of Tyre....

xv. 21–28 vii. 24-30
Deaf and dumb man cured

vii. 31-37

xv. 32-39 viii. 1-9
Blind man restored to sight

viii, 22-26
Boy, possessed of a devil, restored

xvii. 14--21 ix. 14—29ix. 37-42

ix.
Woman, of eighteen years' infirmity, cured.. Galilee

xiii. 10-17
Dropsical man healed........
Galilee...

xiv. 1-6
Ten lepers cleansed..
Borders of Samaria

xvii. 11-19
Lazarus raised from the dead
Bethany

xi. 1-46
Two blind beggars restored to sight. Jericho

xx. 29–34 X. 46–52 xviii.35--43
Buyers and sellers again cast out ....

xxi. 12, 13 xi. 15—19 xix. 45, 46
Many miracles in the temple

Mount Olivet xxi. 17-22 xi. 12-24
Ear of Malchus healed

xxvi. 51-54 xiv. 46-50 xxii. 47-51 xviii. 1-10
Miracles at the crucifixion.

Near Jerusalem xxvii.51-53 xv. 38 xxiii. 44, 45 Wondrous draught of fishes Sea of Galilec

xxi. 1-14

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Woman, diseased with issue of blood, healed Capernaum

Capernaum

ix. 27-31 Dumb spirit cast out

Capernaum

ix. 32-34 Five thousand fed ............

Decapolis

Decapolis

Near the Sea of
Various miracles........

xv. 29-31

Galilee
Four thousand fed

Decapolis

Bethsaida

SNear Cesarea

Philippi
Miracle to pay the tribute money

Capernaum xvii.24-27
Man, born blind, healed.
Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Jerusalem

xxi. 14 Barren fig-tree withered......

Gethsemane

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Water turned into wine at Cana of Galilee-Eastern weddings

-The mother of Jesus— Well of Cana-Governor of the feast-The miracle-Its reality-Cheerful benevolence of the Saviour's character-True religion is cheerful— Profanation of the temple—Buyers and sellers cast out-Many miraclesA nobleman's son cured-All are liable to affliction-Sickness overruled for good.

WATER TURNED INTO WINE AT CANA.

John ii. 1-11.

Our Lord, when he entered on his public ministry, collected a few disciples around him. Andrew, Peter, Philip, and Nathanael, were those who first

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became his followers. They had been with him only three days, when Jesus, with his disciples, was invited to a wedding feast in the village of Cana.

This humble village is in that division of the Holy Land which was the portion of the sons of Zebulun. It was called Cana of Galilee, to distinguish it from another Cana, which belonged to the tribe of Asher, Josh. xix. 28. It is built on the side of a hill, overlooking a pleasant valley, and now contains only a few houses. Near the entrance of the village, by the roadside, is a flowing spring, which yields to the native and the traveller a bountiful supply of pure water: it gushes over the sides of a broken wall which encloses it, and forms a little streamlet to make fruitful the valley beneath. A few trees shelter the “ well of Cana, as is common in eastern lands, that the weary traveller

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recline under their shade while he partakes of the water of the well.

Our Saviour did not refuse the friendly invitation; his disciples were not to suppose that to be a follower of him would make them unhappy, and deprive them of the pleasant intercourse of life. On all occasions we find he joined in the customs of the country that were not sinful. Among others, who were invited, was “the mother of Jesus:" she is mentioned not by the name of Mary; but, according to the domestic custom of the east, her own name is dropped, and she is called by the name of her first-born son.

An eastern wedding is always public, and is an occasion of great joy: many are invited; not only the friends and neighbours, but sometimes even the travellers who may be lodging in the

neighbourhood. The more numerous the company, the greater honour is thought to be conferred on the parties. If the young couple are rich, they spend large sums of money in honour of their marriage;

if poor, they will exert themselves to the utmost to provide supplies for the occasion. The wealthy prepare costly dresses, which the bridegroom sends as a present to the bride; and they change their robes several times in the day, in compliment to each other, the last robe being always more beautiful than the preceding. The psalmist refers to the splendour of these dresses, when he compares the sun to a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, sparkling and shining with jewels and gold, Psa. xix. 5.

The wedding at Cana, however, we may suppose was not of this splendid kind: the parties were in more humble life.

Yet even people in a middling condition invited a large number of guests.

During the cheerful festivities of the occasion, it was discovered that the wine was nearly exhausted. There

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have been more friends present than were expected, and as the feast commonly continued for seven days, it was not an unlikely circumstance that the provisions should fail : especially as the presence of Jesus may have drawn many to the house. Mary appears to have taken an active part in the feast; and to prevent the deficiency being exposed to the company, and even before the governor of the feast was aware of it, it was made known to her. She addressed her son with confidence; for though this was the first of his public miracles, she may have seen such displays of his power in private life, as convinced her he could do what he pleased; and

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