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C H A P. XI.
30 Now Jesus was not yet
come into the town, but was in
that place where Martha met him.

31 The Jews then which were
with her in the house, and com-
forted her, when they saw Mary
that the rose up hastily, and
went out, followed her, saying,
She goeth to the grave, to weer

32 Then when Mary was como where Jesus was, and saw him, The fell down at his teet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadi been here, my brother had not died.

33 when Jesus therefore faw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came ivich her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,

34 And said, where have ye laid him? They say unto him, Lord, coine and fee.

35 Jesus wept.

36 Then said the Jews, Behold, how he loved him.

37 And some of them said, Could not chis man, which

opened the eyes of the blind, have

who was ftill in the fame place where Martha met him. The Company with her perceiving her run out in that haste, and imagining she was going thro excess of Grief to her Brother's Sepulchre to lhed fome tears over it, and lament her loss, followed her ; but she went directly to Jesus, and falling down at his feet, cried out with the same exclamation as her Sitter Martha, Sir, if thou hadît bin here; my Brother would not have bin dead.

Jefus perceiving her bewail her Brother's death with so much concern, and the Fems themselves that came to comfort ber lamenting, was touch'd with the like passion, and ask'd where they had laid him; whereupon they carried him to the Sepulcare. In the mean time considering the miserable condition of human Life, and the great forrow the death of Lazarus had occasion’d to his Sisters, he could not refrain from weeping. The Jeros observing his tears, and the great friendship he had for Lazarus, laid to one another with a sort of wonder; Could not this Jefus, who was able to give sight to him that was born blind, by his Prayers


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C H A P. X. caused that even this man should noc have died ?

38 Jesus therefore again groaning in himself, cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and Itone lay upon it.

39. Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unco him, Lord, by this time he stinkech : for he hath been dead four days.

40 Jefus faith unto her, Said I not unto thee, chat if chou wouldest believe thou shouldest see the glory of God?

41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lift up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.

42 And I knew that thou heareft me always : but because of the people which stand by, I said it, that they may believe that thou hast senc me.

43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

preserve this his Friend from the Grave ? They came at last to the Sepulchre, which was in a Cave, the entrance into which was clos'd with a great Stone, which he ordered them to remove, tho Martha told him it was impossible but he must needs by this time stink, having bin four days dead. Jesus ask'd her, whether he had not told her, that it The relied on him the should see a remarkable Miracle, which would a ford her an eminent occasion of adoring the Goodness of God. Upon this they remov'd the Stone from the mouth of the Cave in which the Corps say. Then Jesus, who filently had prayed to his father for the Resurrection of Lazarus, lifting up his hands to Heaven ; I thank thee, O Father, faid he, that thou hart granted my Petition : I know indeed that thou always hearest my Prayers, but I thus speak for the sake of the Multitude about me, that by observing this wonderful effect of my Prayers they may be convinc'd that thou hast fent me. Having thus spoke, he cried with a loud voice : Lizarus, arise, and come out of the sepulchre. Ddd 2




John. C H A P. XI. 44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foor with grave-clothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jefus faith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.

45. Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.

46 But some of them went their ways to che Pharisees, and cold them what things Jesus had done.

47 Then gachered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, what do we? for this man doch many miracles.

48 If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him; and the Romans Thall come and take away both our place and nacion.

49 And one of them named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,

The Corps inmediatiy having recover'd Life and Strength, rose up, his Legs and Arms being bound, which Jesus ordered to be loosned. Many of the Inhabitants of Ferufalem seeing this Miracle, believed on him ; but some repaired to the chief of the Pharisees, and inform'd them of its that they might take care their Authority did not suffer by it, it it once came to be divulg'd.' The chief Priests therefore and Pharisees affembled the Sanhedrim, and made this report to them. Many Propo fitions were debated in the Assembly about this emergency, and several Expedients offer'd to secure the State from any damage that might accrue to it; it being certain that Jesus had perform'd many Miracles, which they continued obstinately to attribute to the power of the evil Spirits. For they were afraid that many being persuaded by these Miracles, would believe him to be the Meffiah, whom they expect ed to rescue them from the Tyranny of the Romans; and that if they neglected the matter, it might be attended with a general Insurrection of the Jews;

which if it happen'd, 'twas to be fear'd the Romans would send an Army, and utterly deAtroy the City and the Temple, and put the whole Jewish Nation to the Sword. Caiaphas was at that time High Priest, who having heard the Debates on both sides, stood up and said, That they were unacquainted with their own Interest who re




John. C H A P. XI. 50 Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man Thould die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.

si And this fpake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophefied that Jesus should die for chac nation;

52 And not for that nacion only, but that also he should gacher cogether in one, the chil dren of God chat were scattered abroad.

53 Then from that day forth, they took counsel cogether for to put him to death.

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

fus’d to condemn Jesus, because he did not appear criminal; and did not take notice, that it was much more advisable that one man should be destroyed than the whole Nation cut off. Which words were truer than he imagin’d': and being High Priest, 'twas with a Divine impulse he predicted that Jesus was to be offer'd as a Victim to expiate the Sins of the People, and that by this Sacrifice it hould come to pass that all who defir'd to be reckon'd in the number of God's People, Should be united into one Body. The Sanhedrim, mov'd by these words of Caiaphas, from that time fought an opportunity of putting him to death. For which reason Jesus appear'd no more openly, nor in the frequented places of Judaa, but remain'd in a part of the Country near the Wilderness of Jericho, not far from a little Town .. callid Ephraim, where he continued with his Apostles till the next Passover.





17 And Jesus go 32 And they were ing up to Jerusalem, in the way going up to

Jerusalem : and Jesus
went before them ;
and they were amazed,
and as they followed,

they were afraid.
took the twelve disci. And he took again 31 Then he took
ples apare in the way, the twelve, and began unto him the twelve,
and said unto them, to tell them what things and said unto them,

should happen to him, 18 Behold, we go 33 Saying, Beheld, behold, we go up to up to Jerusalem, we go up to Jerufas Jerufalem, lem,

and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man fhall

be accomplished, and the Son of and the Son of man shall be betrayed man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, unto the chiet priests, ard unto the icrites, and into the scribes : and they fall con- and they shall condemn de him to death, him to death,

Jr Ball deli. and shall deliver 32 For he shall be deheruthe Genciles him to the Gentiles; livered to the Gentiles,

C H A P. LI. ilis goes to Jerusalem, and foretels his Death, He reproves the Sons of Zebedee for their Ambition ; restores fight to tmo blind men near Jericho, and visits Zacheus. The Parable of the King that went out of his own Dominions to be crown'd in another Country.

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Little before the Passover, Jefoss left the Desert near Jericho, and went for the 7 time towards Jerufalem ; but his Pisciples followed him at a distance, not curny, as being convinc'd of the Rage and Malice of the Jews against

He therefore took his twelve Apoltles apart, and began to foretel happen at his arrival ; We go now, said he, to Jerusalem, where all nail be accomplished which the Prophets have foretold concerning me:

deliver'd into the hands of the Sanhedrim, who lhall condemn me to

a iaise Prophet ; but because the Romans have depriv'd them of palling a frita tence in capital Caules, they will accuse me before the Roman


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