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3 For Herod
19 But Herod the
Tetrarch, * had laid hold on
had sent forth 20 Added yet this
lips wife ; for he had rodias his brother Phi-
thy brothers wife.
R and for all the evils
which Herod had done,
Not long after, this holy Person being in that part of the Country which
was ander the Government of Herod Tetrarch of Galilee, a man of a tyrannical Dispofition, was by him shut up undeservedly in the Prison of Macharus, for having had the Courage to reprimand him for the Marriage he had contracted contrary to the Law of Moses. For Herod had married Herodias the Wife of his Brother Philip, the Daughter of Ariftobulus Brother to them both, and during the Life of Philip; which John, who did not spare his other Vices, plainly told him was contrary to the Law of Moses. Herodias being very much offended with John upon this account, fought all occasions to say him, but hitherto in vain : Herod himself having a reverence for him, and being convinc'd of his Innocence. Moreover he frequently attended to his Discourses, and did many things according to his Admonitions; having respect to the Authority of the Man, Howbeit he would have gratified He
rodias in this Affair, being of a tyrannical and cruel Disposition, had he not fear'd the Feps who look'd upon John as a Prophet.
CH A P. XIII.
Jesus having heard of the consults of the Pharisees, and of John's be
ing imprison’d, departs from Judea, and takes a Journey into Galilee, paffing through Samaria. Upon the Road he meets with a Woman of Samaria, confers with her near Sychar, all the Inhabitants of which Town believe in him.
ESUS having spent some time in Judea in washing the Penitents, who repair’d
to him from all parts in vast Multitudes, the report of it came to the Pharisees; who understanding that many more came to hear him, and be walh'd by him than had done to John, they consulted how to crush this new Sect which they saw took its rise in the very heart of Judea, and which they judg’d repugnant to their Aur thority: which jesus understanding, tho he himself did not baptize but by the mi
nistry of his Disciples; and being likewise inform'd that John was deliver'd up into Herodias's Power by Herod, he departed from Judea and return'd into Galilee, not fearing Herod, since he could not pass for one of John's Disciples.
Being on foot, and therefore oblig'd to pass through Samaria, about noon he -reach'd a Town çalld Sychar, formerly Sichem or Sichema, situated near to the
Fields whiin Jacob heretofore gave to his Son Joseph. Hard by the Town there is a Well calld Jacob's, at which Jesus sat down and rested himself
. It happen'd at the same time that a Woman of that Country came thither to draw Water, of whom Jesus requested some Water to drink, while his Disciples were absent who were gone into the Town to buy Bread. The Woman knowing him to be a Few,
CHA P. IV.
9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the samaritans.
10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is chat Taith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water ?
12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his carcel ?
13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again.
and wondring at his Petition, ask'd him how he being a Fero had been able to prevail with himself to ask Water of her who was a Samaritan; for the Jews do not expect any good Offices from the Samaritans, having no dealings with them. Fesus told her, if she knew the Opportunity that was then offer'd her by God, and who it was that ask'd Water of her, he would rather petition him, and Thould receive Living Water from him. The Woman not knowing what sort of Water he spoke to her of, Sir, said she, the Well is deep, and you have no Vessel with you to draw Water ; how then (supposing I thould ask you) could you give this Living Water ? Art thou greater and of more power than Jacob from whom we are descended,who dug this Well and gave it to the Pofterity of Joseph,who drank of it himself with all his Family and Cattel, there being no other Living Water in all the Country? Jesus answer'd her, He that drinks of this Well shall in a little tinte thirst
CHA P. IV.
14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him, shall never thirst : but the water that I shall give him, shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
Is The woman faith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
16 Jesus faith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband :
18 For thou hast had five husbands, and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband : in that saidst thou truly.
19 The woman faith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain, and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
again, and be forc'd to have recourse unto it; but whosoever Mall receive of me the Living Water I mention'd, shall have a never-failing Spring within him, and never more be thirsty.
The Woman therefore desir'd Jesus to give her some of this Water, that the might not be forc'd to come and quench her Thirst with the Water of the Well, But Fesus bid her return into the Town and bring her Husband with her. She told him he had no Husband. Then said Jesus, 'Tis
true as you say, you have no Hurband ; but you have had five, and he that now lives with you is not your Hurband, not having been married according to the Law. The Woman ingenuously own'd the thing, and wondring how Jesus who she saw was a perfe& Stranger to her, Thould yet be acquainted with this Secret, Sir, said she, I perceive that thou art a Prophet by this answer, to whom God reveals things unknown to others; and since thou art a Jem, tell me upon what grounds the Jews pretend that God must be facrific'd to only at Jerusalem; the Primitive Patriarchs having facrific'd to him