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knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is,
but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.

They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind.

The man answered and said unto them, Why,

herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is,
and yet he hath opened mine eyes. Now wu know that God heai-
eth not sinners : but if any man be a worshipper of God, and dooth
his will, him he heareth. Since the world began was it not heard
that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. If this
man were not of God, he could do nothing. They answered and
said unto him. Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou
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cast him out : and Avhen he had found him, he said unto him,
Dost thou believe on the Son of God ? He answered and said,
Who is he, Lord, that I might beheve on him ? And Jesus said
unto him. Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with
thee. And he said. Lord, I believe. %nb \]C tDOrsljippcb l)im.
And Jesus said. For Judgment I am come into this world ; that
they which see not might see ; and that they which see might be
made blind.

As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father.

Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my
life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but jj
lap it boron of tnnsclf. I have power to lay it down, and I have
power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my
Father.

And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was
winter. And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch. Then
came the Jews round about him, and said unto him. How long dost
thou make us to doubt ? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not : the works
that I do in my Father's name, they bare witness of me. But ye
believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me :
and jj give unto them eternal life ; and they shall never perish,
neither shall any pluck them out of tnn hand. My Father, which
gave them me, is greater than all ; and none is able to pluck them

out of mo i^atl)cr's hand. J anb mo i^atl)er arc one.

Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered
them. Many good works have I shewed you from my Father ; for
which of those works do ye stone me ? The Jews answered him, say-
ing, For a good work we stone thee not ; but for blasphemy, and be-
cause that thou, being a man, makest thyself God. Jesus answered
them. Is it not written in your law, I said. Ye are gods? If he
called them gods, unto whom thfi word of God came, and the scrip-
ture cannot be broken ; say ye of him whom the Father hath sanc-
tified, and sent into the world. Thou blasphemest ; because I said,
I am the Son of God ? If I do not the works of my Father, believe
me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, beheve the works :
that ye may know and believe that tl)C i^atl)Cr is in VXC-, (Itib Jf

in l)im.

Therefore they sought again to take him ; but he escaped out
of their hand.

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest
them that are sent unto thee; how often would J have gathered
thy childien together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her
wings, and ye would not !

While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
saying. What think ye of Christ ? whose son is he ? They say unto



John, X. 15.

John,
X. 17, 18.



John,
X. 22-30.



Luke,
xiii. 34.



Matthew,
xxii. 41-46



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Jolin, xii. 26.



Matthew,
iv. 8-JO.



.Tolin,
xii. 'M-Xi.



Jiiliii,
xii. 44, ■!.■).



Jiihn,
xiv. 7- J 4.



John,
xlv. l8-'23.



hiin, The son of David. He saitli unto tliem, How then doth Da-
vid in spirit call him Lord, saying, The Lord said unto my Lord,
Sit thou on my light hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool ?
If David then call him Lord, how is he his son ? And no man was
able to answer him a word, neither durst any man, from that day
forth, ask him any more questions.

If any man serve me, let him follow me ; and where I am,
there shall also my servant be : if any man scrOC lltC, him will my
Father honour.

[Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high moun-
tain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory
of them ; and saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if
thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him,
Get thee hence, Satan : for it is written, Thou shalt worship the
Lord thy God and |)im onln sl)alt tl)OU sctue.]

Now is the judgment of this world : now shall the prince of
this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will
draw all men imto me. This he said, signifying what death he
should die. The people answered him. We have heard out of the
law that (jrijfist abibcti) forcucr : and how sayest thou, The Son
of man must be lifted up ? Who is this Son of man ? Then Jesus
said unto them. Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk
while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you : for he that
walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.

Jesus cried, and said. He that believeth on me, believeth not
on me, but on him that sent me: and []C tl)at SCCtl) IttC, SCCtI)

l)im tl)at scut mc.

If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also :
and from henceforth ye know him, and |)aue SCCn l)im. Philip
saith unto him. Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Je-
sus saith unto him. Have I been .so long time with you, and yet
hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me, hath seen
the Father ; and how sayest thou then. Shew us the Father ? Be-
lievest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me ?
the words that I speak unto you, I speak not of myself: but the
Father, that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me that
I am in the Father, and the Father in me : or else believe me for
the very works' sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you," He that be-
lievetli on me, the works that I do shall he do also ; and greater
works than these sliall he do; because I go unto my Father. And
whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will 3 do, that the Fa-
ther may be jjloritied in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in my



name, I will do it.



I will not leave you comfortless: I will
little while, and the world seeth mc no more



come to you. Yet a
; but ye see me : be-



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cause I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I
am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my
commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me : and he
that loveth me, shall be loved of mj^ Fatlier, and I will love him,
and will matlifcst mnsclf to him. Judas saith unto him, (not
Iscariot,) Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us,
and not unto the world ? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a
man love me, he will keep my words : and my Father will love
him, and tDC will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

He that hateth me, hateth my Father also. If I had not done
among them the works which none other man did, they had not
had sin : but now have they both seen and hated both me and my
Father. But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled
that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause. But
when the Comforter is come, whom J will send unto you from the
Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father,
he shall testify of me.

I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear
them now, Howbeit, when he, the Spirit of truth is come, he will
guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but
whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak : and he will shew
you things to come. He shall glorify me : for he shall receive of
mine, and shall shew it unto you. ^\[ tl)inge tl)at tl)C fatl)er
l)atl) are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and
shall shew it unto you. A little while and ye shall not see me :
and again, a little while, and ye shall see me ; because I go to the
Father.

The Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and
have beheved that I came out from God. I came forth from the
Father, and am come into the world : again, I leave the world, and
go to the Father. His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest
thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. Now are we sure that thou
knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee :
by this Ave believe that tllOU camcst fortl) from ©ob.

Tliese words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and
said. Father, the hour is come ; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also
mav glorify thee : as thou hast given him power over all flesh, that
he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. And
this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God,
anh Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent. I have glorified thee on
the earth : I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self, roitl) tl)C

glorrj rDl)icl] 3 l)ab tnitli tlicc before tlje toorliJ mas.

Neither pray I for these alone ; but for them also which shall
believe on me through their word : that they all may be one ; as
thou. Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one



John,
XV. 23-26.



John,
xvi. 12-16.



John,
xvi. 27-30.



John,
xvii. 1-5.



John,
xv-ii. 20-24.



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Luke,
xxii. 0;}-71.



Malttiew,
xxvi. lJ2-(iG.



Mark,
xiv. 60-64.



John,
xix. 1-9.



in us : that the world may beheve that thou hast sent me. And
the glory which thou gavest me, I have given them ; that they may
be one, even as we are one; I in them, and thou in me, that they
may be made perfect in one ; and that the world may know that
thou hast sent me, and hast loved them as thou hast loved me.
Father, I will that they also whom thou hast given me be with me
where I am ; that they may behold my glory which thou hast given
me : for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him.
And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face,
and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee? And
many other things blaspl)Cinousl2 spake they against him. And
as soon as it was day, the elders of the peoj^le and the chief priests
and the scribes came together, and led him into their council, saying,
Art thou the Chi'ist ? tell us. And he said unto them. If I tell you,
ye will not believe. And if I also ask you, ye will not answer me,
nor let me go. Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right
hand of the power of God. Then said they all, Art thou then the
Son of God ? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am. And
they said, ll3l)at ttccb roc anil furti}Cr roitUCSa? for we ourselves
have heard of his own mouth.

And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou
nothing? what is it which these witness against thee? But Jesus
held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him,
I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be
the Christ the Son of God. Jesus saith unto him. Thou hast said :
nevertheless, I say unto you. Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man
sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of
heaven. Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, j^c l)tltl)
spoken blcispljCmn; what further need have we of witnesses? be-
hold, now ye have heard his blasphemy. What think ye ? They
answered and said. He is guilty of death.

And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus,



saying, answerest thou



nothing; ?



what is it which these witness



against thee? But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again
the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ,
the Son of the Blessed ? And Jesus said, I am : and ye shall see
the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in
the clouds of heaven. Then the high priest rent his clothes, and
saith. What need we any further witnesses? Ye have heard the
blasphemy : what think ye ? And they all condemned him to be
guilty of death.

Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged liim. And the
soldiers platted a crown of thorns, an<l put it on his head, and thoy
put on him a purple robe, and said, Hail, King of the Jews! and
they smote him with their hands. Pilate therefore went forth
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ye may know I find no fault in him. Then came Jesus forth,
wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate
saith unto them, Behold the man ! When the chief priests there-
fore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, cru-
cify him. Pilate saith unto them. Take ye him, and crucify him :
for I find no fault in him. The Jews answered hi in, We have a
law, and by our law he ought to die, because \)C Itttlbc l)imsclf l\)C
Sou of ©ob. When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was
the more afraid ; and went again into the judgment-hall, and saith
unto Jesus, Whence art thou ? J3ut ScSUS QilUC l)im ItO aUSlMCr.

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land
unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with
a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani ? that is to say. My
God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me ? Some of them that
stood there, when they heard that, said. This man calleth for Elias.
And straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it
with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. The
rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.
Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the
ghost. And behold, the vail of the temple was rent in twain from
the top to the bottom : and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent ;
and the graves were opened, and many bodies of the saints which
slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resui-rection, and
went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Now when the
centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the
earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly,
saying. Truly this was the Son of God.

In tlie end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the
first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary
to see the sepulchre. And behold, tliere was a great earthquake :
for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and
rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His counte-
nance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow. And for
fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. And
the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye : for I
know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here : for
he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where tl)C £orb lay.
And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead,
and behold, he goeth before you into Galilee ; there shall ye see
him : lo, I have told you. And they departed quickly from the
sepulchre with fear and great joy ; and did run to bring his disci-
ples word. And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus
met them, saying, All hail. And they came, and held him by the
feet, and n)orsl)ippcb him.

The same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when
the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of
the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them,



Matthew,
xxvii. 45-54.



M.ntthew,
xxviii. 1-9.



John,
XX. 19-i>-.'.



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John,
XX. 26-29.



Luke,
xxiv. 44, 45.



Mark,
xvi. 14-J8.



Matlhevv,
xx\iii. 16-20.



Luko,
xxiv. 4<>-52.



Peace be unto you. And when he had so said, he shewed unto
them his hands and his side. Then were the discijiles glad Avhen
they saw the Lord. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto
you : as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when
he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Kc-

cciuc J1C tl)c i^o\\) ©l)ost.

And after eight days again his disciples were within, and
Thomas with them : then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and
stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to
Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands ; and reach
hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side; and be not faitliless,
but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, j\\x)
Corb i\nb mn (J3ob. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou
hast seen me, thou liast believed : blessed are they that have not
seen, and yet have beHeved.

And he said unto them. These are the words which I spake
unto you, while I w^as yet w^th you, that all things must be ful-
filled which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets,
and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened l)e their under-
standing, that they might understand the scriptures.

Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat,
and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, be-
cause they believed not them which had seen him after he was
risen. And he said unto them. Go ye into all the world, and preach
the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized,
shall be saved : but he that believeth not, shall be damned. And
these signs shall follow them that believe : jjn mi] Uamc shall they
cast out devils ; they shall speak with new tongiu's ; they shall take
up serpents ; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt
them ; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a
mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And when they saw
him, t\)CX) tDOtsl}i)l}]cb l)int : but some doubted. And Jesus came,
and spake unto them, saying. All power, is given unto me in heaven
and in earth. Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptizing them
in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Uoly (ihost ;
teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded
you : and lo, jj am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.
Amen.

And behold J[ send the promise of my Father upon you ; but
tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power
from on high. And he led them out as far as to Bethany : and he
lifted up liis hands, and blessed them. And it came to pass while
he l)lesst:'d them, he was purt'-d from them, and carried up into
heaven. And tijcn U)OrGl)ippcIi l)im, «ind returned to Jerusalem
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So then, after tl)C Corb liad spoken unto them, he was re-
ceived up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And
they went forth, and preached everj'where, tl)C Corb working with
them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

Ye men of Israel, hear these words ; Jesus of Nazareth, a man
approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs,
which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yom-selves also
know : him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and fore-
knowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have cruci-
fied and slain : whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains
of death : because it was not possible that he should be holden of
it. For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always
before my face ; for he is on my right hand, that I should not be
moved.

Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the
hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. And a certain man lame from
his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at th^ gate
of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that
entered into the temple ; who, seeing Peter and John about to go
into the temple, asked an alms. And Peter fastening his eyes upon
him with John, said. Look on us. And he gave heed unto them,
expecting to receive something of them. Then Peter said. Silver
and gold have I none ; but such as I have give I thee : in tl)C

name of Jesus Qlljrist of ^a^arctl), rise up and walk. And he

took him by the right hand, and lifted him up : and immediately
his feet and ankle-bones received strength. And he, leaping up,
stood, and walked, and entered with them i nto the temple, walking,
and leaping, and praising God. And all the people saw him
walking and praising God : and they knew that it was he which
sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple : and they were
filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened
unto him. And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and
John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is
called Solomon's, greatly wondering.

And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men
of Israel, why marvel ye at this ? or why look ye so earnestly on us,
as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man
to walk ? The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the
God of our fathers hath glorified his Son Jesus ; whom ye delivered
up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was deter-
mined to let him go. But ye denied the Holy One, and the Just,
and desired a murderer to be granted unto you ; and killed the
Prince of Hfe, whom God hath raised from the dead ; whereof we
are witnesses. And l)is nuiUC, through faith in his name, hath
made this man strong, whom ye see and know : yea, the faith
Avliich is by him, hath given him this perfect soundness in the pres-
ence of you all.



xvi. 19, i-'O.



Acts,
ii. 2-J-25.



Acts,
iii. 1-10.



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Acts,
iv. 5-12.



Acts, V. 31.



Acts, vli. 59.



Acts,
ix. 1-18.



And it came to pass on the morrow, tliat their rulers, and
elders, and scribes, and Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and
John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the
high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem. And when they
had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what
name have ye done this ?

Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye
rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, if we this day be exam-
ined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means
he is made whole ; be it known unto you all, and to all the people

of Israel, that bn tl)c itrtmc of Jcsns €l)ristof ^a^arctl), whom

ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even bji jjim doth
this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which
wjis set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of
the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other : for there is
none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must
be saved.

Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince
and a Saviour, for to gioc I'CpCUtnilCC to Israel, and forgiveness
of sins.

And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Corb
Jfceus, rcreiuc tttn spirit.

And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against
the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, and desired of
him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any
of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them
bound unto Jerusalem.

And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus : and suddenly
there shined round about him a light from heaven : and he fell to
the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why per-
secutest thou me ? And he said, Who art thou, Lord i And tl)e
£orb said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. It is hard for thee
to kick against the pricks. And he trembling and astonished said,
Lord, what wilt thou have me to do ? And the Lord said unto him,
Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what tliou
must do. And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless,
liearing a voice, but seeing no man. And Saul arose from the
earth ; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man : but they
led liiin by the hand, and brought him into Damascus. And he
wa.s throe days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.

And tiiere was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ana-
nias ; and to him said ll)C jlorb in a vision, Ananias. And he
said, Ik-hold, I am here Lord. And the Lord said unto him. Arise,
an<l go into the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the
liouse of Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus: for behold, he i>ray-
etli, and hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias, coming in,
and putting his hand on him, that he might receive liis sight.



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Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man,



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