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hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship
the Father in spirit and in truth : for the Father seeketh such to
worship him. God is a Spirit : and they that worship him, must
worship him in spirit and in truth.

The Father loveth the Son, and sheweth |)im all things that

l)iinselfdoeth.

As the Father |)atl) life in l)imself, so hath he given to the
Son to have life in himself.

1 have greater witness than that of John : for the works which
tl)e £atl)CX hath given mc to finish, the same works that I do,
bear witness of me that the Father hath sent me. And the Father
himself which hath sent me, hath borne witness of me. Ye have
neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.

Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him
how they might destroy him. But when Jesus knew it, he with-
drew himself from thence ; and great multitudes followed him, and
he healed them all ; and charged them that they should not make
him known : that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias
the prophet, saying. Behold my servant whom I have cl)OSen ;
my beloved, in Avhom my soul is well pleased ; J[ will put ntn
spirit upon l)int, '<nd he shall show judgment to the Gentiles.
He shall not strive, nor cry ; neither shall any man hear his voice
in the streets.

Be ye perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is per-
fect.

After this manner pray ye : ©ur i^atljer tDl)icl) art in

I)eai3en.



Jolin,
iii. 33-35.



John,
iv. 5-8,19-24.



John, V. 20.
Jolia, y. 2G.



Joliii,
V. 3C, 37



Matthew,
xii. 14-19.



Matt. V. 48.



Matt. vi. 9.



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Matthew,
xi. 25-27.



Matt. X. 32.



John,
vi. 45, 46.



Mattliew,
xviii. 19, 20.



John,
viiL 13-19.



John, viil. 43.



J.)hn,
X. 17, 18.



John,
X. 27-39.



At that time Jesus answered and said, S thank tl)Ci% © i^fl-
thcr, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast liid these things
from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
Even so. Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight.

All things are delivered unto me of my Father ; and no man
knoweth the Son, but the Father ; neither knoweth any man the
Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal
him.

Whosoever shall confess me before men, him will S confess
also before ntjl £atl)CV which is in heaven.

It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of
God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of
the Father, cometh unto me. Not that any man hath seen the
Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.

Again I say unto you. That if two of you shall agree on
earth, as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for
them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three
are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

The Pharisees therefore said unto him. Thou bearest record of
thyself; thy record is not true. Jesus answered and said unto
them. Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true : for I
know whence I came, and whither I go : but ye cannot tell whence
I come, and whither I go. Ye judge after the flesh, I judge no
man. And yet if I judge, my judgment is true : for I am not alone,
but I and the Father that sent me. It is also written in your law,
that the testimony of two men is true, I am one that bear wit-
ness of myself ; and the Father that sent me beareth witness of
me. Then said they unto him, Where is thy Father ? Jesus an-
swered. Ye neither know me, nor my Father ; if ye had known
me, ye should have known my Father also.

Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love
me : for I proceeded forth and came from God ; neither came I of
myself, but \)c sent me.

Therefore duth my Father louc me, because I lay down my
life, that I might take it again. No maii taketh it from me, but
I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have
power t') take it again. This commandment have 3 received of
mn £al[)cr.

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow
me : and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never per-
ish, neither shall any pluck them out of my hand. My Father,
which gave tht-m mi', is greater than all ; and none is able to
pluck them out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one.

Tht-n the Jews took np stones again to stone him. Jesus an-
swereil thorn, Many g(jod works have I shewed you from my Fa-
ther ; for which of those works do ye stone me ? The Jews an-



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swered liim saying, For a good work we stone thee not ; but for
blaspliemy, and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself
God. Jesus answered them, Is it not wiitten in your hiw, I said,
Ye are gods ? If he called them gods, unto whom the word of
God came, and the scripture cannot be broken, say ye of him
whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world. Thou blas-
pheniest, 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 be-
lieve not me, believe the works ; that ye may know and believe
that the Father is in me, and I in him. Therefore they sought
again to take him ; but he escaped out of their hand.

Then said Jesus unto his disciples. Verily I say unto you
that a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through
the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the king-
dom of God. When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly
amazed, saying, Who then can be saved ? But Jesus beheld them,
and said unto them, AVith men this is impossible, but toitl) (Sob

ail tl)ings arc ^jossiblc.

And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one
running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall
I do that I may inherit eternal life ? And Jesus said unto him,
Why callest thou me good ? there is none good but one, that is
God.

And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning
together, and perceiving that he had answeied them well, asked
him, Which is the first commandment of all ? And Jesus answered
him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear O Israel ; tl)C
Corb our (Bob is one £orb ; and thou shalt love the Lord thy
God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy
mind, and with all thy strength : this is the first commandment.

And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the

Son of man should be glorified Now is my soul

troubled ; and what shall I say ? i^atl)Cr, Sfltie tlte from this
hour : but for this cause came I unto this hour. Father, glorify thy
name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both
glorified it, and will glorify it again.

Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou go-
est ; and how can we know the way ? Jesus saith unto him, I
am the way, the truth, and the life : no man cometli unto the
Father, but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known
my Father also ; and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen
him.

Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth
us. Jesus 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 say est thou, then, Shew us the



Mftllhew,
xix. 23-26.



Mark,
X. 17, 18.



Mark,
xii. 28-30.



John,
xii. 23, 27, 28.



John,
xiv. 3-31.



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John, XT. 26.



John, xri. 7



Father ? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Fa-
ther in me ? the ^vords tliat I speak unto you, I speak not of my-
self ; but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Be-
Heve me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me : or else
believe me for the very w orks' sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you,
lie that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also ; and
greater works than these shall he do ; because I go UUtO tnn ScL-
tl)Cr. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will"! do,
that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any-
thing in my name, I will do it.

If ye love me, keep my commandments : and 3 will prail ll)e
i^at!}Cr, :^nd i)c shall give you another Comforter, that he may
abide with you forever ; even the Spirit of truti], whom tlie world
cannot receive, because itseeth him not, neither knoweth him : but
ye know him, for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I
will not leave you comfortless : I will come to you. Yet a little
while, and the world seeth me no more ; but ye see me : because
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 com-
mandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me : and he
that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him,
and will manifest myself to him.

Judas saith uuto 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 Avords : and
my Father will love him, and tDC ^vill come unto him, and make
our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my say-
ings : and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's
which sent me. These things have I sjjoken unto you, being yet
present with you. ]>ut the Comforter, which is tl)C ijoln i5l)0St,
whom tl)C i^iUijcr will send in ttin nJ^nie, he shall teadi you all
tliiiiixs, and brinfj all thinsfs to vour remembrance, whatsoever I
have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto
you : not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your
heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye have heard how I
said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved
me ye would rejoice, because I said, I go uuto the Father ; for my
Father is gi-eater than I. And now I have told yen before it come
to pass, that when it is come to pass, ye might believe. Hereafter
I will not talk much with you : for the prince of this world
Cometh, and hath nothing in me. But that the world may know
that I louc the Father; and as the Father Qavc mc comimuiii-
mcilt, fv.n so ] do.

WIi.-ii ti)C (Toinfortcr is come, whom jj will send unto you
from tl)C i"atl)Cr, 'vca the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth
from the Father, lie shall testify of me.

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the Comforter will not come unto you ; but if I depart, jj toill

scnb l)im unto you.

These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs : but the
time cometh when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, bat
I shall shew you plainly of the Father. At that day ye shall ask
in my name : and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father
for you : for the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved
me, and have believed 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.

These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and
said. Father, the hour is come ; glorify thy Son, that thy Son als(j
may glorify thee : as thou has 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,
and 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, with the
glory wdiich I had with thee before the world was. I have mani-
fested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the
world : thine they were, and thou gavest them me ; and they have
kept thy word. Now they have known that all things whatsoever
thou hast given me are of thee. For I have given unto them the
w^ords which thou gavest me ; and they have received them, and
have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed
that thou didst send me. I pray for them : I pray not for the
world, but for them wliich thou hast given me ; for they are thine.
And all mine are thine, and thine are mine ; and I am glorified in
them. xVnd now I am no more in the world, but these are in the
world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own
name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as
we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy
name : those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them
is lost, but the son of perdition ; that the scripture might be ful-
filled. And now come I to thee, and these things I speak in the
world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have
given them thy word ; and the world hath hated them, because they
are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not
that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou
shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even
as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth : thy
word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have
I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify
myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. Nei-
ther 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. Fa-
ther, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us : that



John,
x\i. 25 - 28.



Jolin,3CTii.



28



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Matthew,
xxvi. 36-44.



Mark,
xiv. 33-41.



the world may believe 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. O righteous Fa-
ther, the world liath not known thee : but I have known thee, and
these have known that thou hast sent me. And 1 have declared
unto them thy name, and will declare it : that the love wherewith
thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane,
and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yon-
der. And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee,
and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith he unto
them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death : tarry ye
here, and watch with me. And he went a little further, and fell
on his face, and ^jriincb, saying, (I) mil i'lltljcr, if it bc possible,

let tl)is ri:p pass from inc : ncticrtl)cicss, not as J will, but
as tl)ou roilt.

And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep,
and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one
hour ? Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation ; the
spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. lie went away again
the second time, and prayed, saying, (i> mX) i^atl)Cr, if tl)is £Up

max) not pass aujaii from mc, except 3 brink it, tl)ii roill be
bone.

And he came and found them asleep again : for their eyes
were heavy. And he left them, and went away again, and prajicb
t!)e tl)irb time, saying the same words.

And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane : and
he saith to his disciples. Sit ye here, while I shall pray. And he
taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and began to be sore
amazed, and to be very heavy ; and saith unto them, My soul is
exceeding sorrowful unto death : tarry ye here, and watch. And
he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that if
it were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said,
Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee ; take away this cup
from me : nevertheless, nut what I will, but what thou wilt.

And he cometh and tindeth them sleeping, and saith unto Pe-
ter, Simon, sleepest thou ? couldest not thou watch one hour ?
Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptjition. Tiie spirit truly



is rcadv, hut the ih-sh is weak. And



aifain



he went awav, and



prayed, ami spake the same words. And when he returned, he
foiuid them asleep again. (f(jr their eyes were heavy ;) neither wist
they what to answer liini. And he cometh the third time, and



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saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest
the hour is come.



it IS



enough,



And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of
Olives; and his disciples also followed him. And when he was at
tlie place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into tempta-
tion. And he was withdrawn from them ahout a stone's cast, and
kneeled down, and prayed, saying. Father, if thou be willing, re-
move this cup from me : nevertheless, not my will but thine be
done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven,
strengthening him. And being in an agony, he prayed more ear-
nestly ; and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood foiling
down to the ground. And when he rose up from prayer, and
was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow,
and said unto them, Why sleep ye ? rise and pray lest ye enter
into temptation.

Then Simon Peter, hanng a sword, drew it, and smote the
high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's
name was Malchus. Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword
into the sheath : the cup which mt} i^atl)er hath given me, shall
I not drink it ?

Thinkest thou that I cannot now ^raj3 tO m^ f(ll\)CX^ and
he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels ?

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 seethe Son of man sitting Oil t!)e rigl)t [)anb of potocr, 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.

And when they were come to the place which is called Cal-
vary, there they crucified him, and the malefoctors ; one on the
right hand, and the other on the left. Then said JfcSUS, i^at!)Cr,
forgiuc tllCtn : for they know not what they do.

It was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all
the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened, and
the vail of the temple was rent in the midst. And when Jesus had
cried with a loud voice, he said, i^ntljcr, into t\]\) hands J commit
my spirit : and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping : and as she
wept she stooped down and looked into the sepulchre, and seeth
two angels in Avhite sitting, the one at the head, and the other at
the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they say unto her,
Woman, why weepest thou ? She saith unto them. Because they
have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid
him. And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and
saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith unto



Luke,
xxli. 39-46.



John,
xviii. 10, 11.



Matthew,
xxvi. 53.



Mark,
xiv. 61-64.



Luke,
xxiii. 33, 34.



Luke,
xxiii. 44-46.



John.
XX. 11-22.



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^^atthew,
xxviii. 19.



Mark.
x^i. ly.



Acts,
ii. 32-36.



Act8,
V. .J9-3-2.



Acts,
▼il. 4t!-.'A



Acts
vii. o4-M.



her, Woman, ■\\liy weepest thou ? whom seekest thou ? Slie, sup-
posing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne
him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him,
Rabboni, which is to say, Master. Jesus saith unto her, Touch me
not : for I am not yet ascended to my Father : but pf<> to my breth-
ren, and say unto them, I ascend unto nil} i^atl)Cl" '">'l JlOUt fd"
tl)Cr, and to mn (*?0& and jiour ©ob. Mary Magdalene came
and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had
spoken these things unto her. Then the same day at evening, being
the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the dis-
ciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood
in the midst, and saith imto them. Peace be imto you. And when
he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side.
Then were the disciples glad Avhen they saw the Lord. Then said
Jesus to them again. Peace be unto you : as mtl i^atl)Cr hath sent
mc, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed
on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye tl)C i)olt] <Sl)OSt.

Go ye and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of
the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

So then, after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received
up into heaven, and sat on tl]C ligl)! I)anb of (Pob.

This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
Therefore being l)y the right hand of God exalted, and having re-
ceived of tl)C i^ltl)Cr the promise of tl)C J^^Id ©IjOSt, \)C hath
shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. For David is not as-
cended into the heavens, but he saith himself. The Lord said unto my
Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thy foes thy footstool.
Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath
made that same Jesus whom ye have crucified, both Lord and
Christ.

Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We
ought to obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised
up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree : |]iin hath CJ3ob
exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to
give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. And Ave are his
witnesses of these things ; and so is also the i^oljl (!5l)0St, whom
(Sob ()atl) Cjiucn to them that obey him.

The Most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands ; as
saith the pro])lict, Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool :
what house will ye Iniild me ? saith the Lord : or Avhat is the place
of my rest ? Hath not my hand made all these things ?

\N lien they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and
tlu-y gnashed on liim with their teeth. But he, being full of the
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of God, and Jesus standing on tl}C rigl^t l)anb of (3oi. And
said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man stand-
ino- on the right hand of God.

The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preach-
ing peace by Jesus Christ : (he is Lord of all :) that word, I say,
ye know, which was published throughout all Judea, and began
from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached ; hoAV (3oli
anointed JCSUS of Nazareth with tl)e i^olg ©l)OSt and with
power : who went about doing good, and healing all that were
oppressed of the devil ; for (Qiob was tDXtl) l)int.

Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars-hill, and said. Ye men
of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For
as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with
this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore
ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. God that made
the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven
and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands ; neither is
worshipped Avith men's hands, as though he needed anything, see-
ing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things ; and hath made
of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of
the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the
bounds of their luibitation ; that they should seek the Lord, if
haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not
far from every one of us : for in him we live, and move, and have
our being ; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are
also his offspring. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God,
we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or sil-
ver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.

The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all un-
godliness and unriofhteousness of men, who hold the truth in un-
righteousness ; because that which may be known of God is mani-
fest in them ; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the in\asible
things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen,
being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal
power and Godhead ; so that they are without excuse : because
that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither
were thankful ; but became vain in their imaginations, and their



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