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Three days after, there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee; where the mother of Jesus was present.


Now one of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, was there, a ruler of the Jews:


Now faith is the foundation of our hopes of happiness, and the persuasion we have about things not evident to our senses.


he came as a witness, to represent what he knew of the light, that by his means all might be convinc'd.


upon which he made a whip of small cords, and drove them all out of the temple, with their sheep, and oxen; and threw about the changers money, and over-set the tables; and said to the dove-sellers,


Consider the various tryals that surround you, my brethren, as matter of great joy; knowing this,


where a woman of Samaria being come to draw water, Jesus said to her, give me to drink.


God who at sundry times, and in divers manners, spake in time past to the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his SON,


the wind bloweth where it listeth, and you hear the sound thereof, but cannot tell whence it comes, or whither it goes: such is the change in every one that is renewed by the spirit.


the sick man answered him, sir, I have nobody to put me into the pool when the water has been agitated: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.


Jesus said therefore to those Jews who believed on him, if you adhere to my doctrine, then will you be my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth,


that you may have a distinct view of those things about which you have been inform'd.


I am the genuine vine, and my father is the vintager.


in consideration of the true doctrine, we all profess, and in which we shall for ever persevere.


In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,


who came to Jesus by night, and said to him, rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher sent from God: for no man can perform the miracles that you do, except God be with him.


but they who heard that, being convicted by their own conscience, they all went old and young one after another, so that Jesus was left alone with the woman, who still kept her place.


Now the manner of Christ's birth was this: his mother Mary being promised in marriage to Joseph, before they came together, she became pregnant by the holy Spirit.


Then a doctor of the law stood up to try him, saying, master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?


Now I would not have you, my brethren, be mistaken about the state of the dead, lest you should be as greatly afflicted as those, who have no hope.


"ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up to heaven? this same Jesus who is taken up from you into heaven, shall descend in the same manner as ye have seen him ascend thither."


What advantage is it, my brethren, for a man to say he has faith, if he has no beneficence? can such a faith save him?


don't you know that when we were all baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, we were plunged into a state figurative of his death.


in charity, in patience: the aged women likewise, to behave with sanctity of manners, not false accusers, not given to tipling,


Do we then conclude thus, let us continue in sin, that the divine favour may be more fully display'd?


but the time is coming, nay, is very nigh, when the true worshippers shall worship the father in spirit and in truth: for they are the worshippers which he requires.


At that time, Cesar Augustus published an edict, to make a register of the Roman empire.


let not this surprize you: for the time is coming, when all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and they that have done good,


they are of the world: therefore their doctrine is worldly, and the world are their disciples.


The same day at evening, being the first day of the week, the doors of the house where the disciples were, being shut, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, peace be with you.


"where is the promise of his coming? for since our fathers are dead, the state of things is the same it has ever been since the beginning of the world."


Some time after this the feast of the Jews being come, Jesus went up to Jerusalem.


for by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are on earth, both visible and invisible, the thrones, and the sovereigntys, the principalitys, and the powers: all were created by him, and for him: he is before all things,


Enter ye in at the strait gate; the gate that leadeth to destruction is broad, and the way is open, and they who pass through are numerous.


Nicodemus replied, how can a man be born when he is old? can he enter into his mother, and be born a second time?


Don't delusively content your selves with being of the audience, but put what you hear in practice:


Again he said: a certain man had two sons;


for every one that asks, does receive: he that seeks, does find: and he that knocks at the door, is admitted.


nevertheless, I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I do not go away, the advocate will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him to you.


Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the salt become insipid, how shall it recover its savour? it is no longer fit for any thing, but to be cast out and trod under foot.


for his disciples were gone away to the city to buy provisions.


The first day of the week early in morning Mary Magdalene, when it was yet dusky, came to the sepulchre, and found the stone was taken away from the sepulchre.


Philip answered him, two hundred penny-worth of bread is not sufficient to furnish every one of them a little.


being come to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; according to his custom, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath-day, and standing up to read,


upon which Jesus said to them, verily, verily I say unto you, the son can do nothing of himself, except he sees the father do it: for whatever he doth, that the son does likewise.


When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the reign of king Herod, certain eastern Magi came to Jerusalem, with this enquiry,


neither pray I for these alone, but for those also who shall believe on me through their preaching.


Immediately the brethren sent away Paul and Silas by night to Berea, where being arriv'd, they went into the synagogue.


for I am fully persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,


There are three witnesses in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three testify the same thing.


In my former treatise, I gave an account, O Theophilus, of all the actions and doctrine of Jesus, to the time of his assumption,


sometime after Jesus met him in the temple, and said to him, you see you were cured: sin no more, lest you suffer something worse.


and peace be to you from God our father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.


all went to be registred, every one to his native city.


have you suffered so many things in vain?


Another time, as they were on a journey, Jesus enter'd into a village, where a woman, named Martha, entertain'd him at her house.


Wherefore, my beloved, as you have always obey'd the gospel, not only when I was with you, but much more now while I am absent, continue the work of your own salvation, whatever persecutions you apprehend:


if you should respectfully say to the suit of fine cloths, sit you there, that's for quality; and to the poor man, stand thou there, or place your self at my feet:


One day Jesus had been praying in a certain place, and as soon as he had done, one of his disciples said to him, instruct us about prayer, as John the baptist instructed his disciples.


Jesus propos'd likewise this parable to them, to show that they should persevere in prayer, and not be discouraged.


Jesus answered them, saying, destroy this temple, and within three days I will raise it up.


and let us animate one another to the mutual returns of love, and kind offices: not abandoning our assemblies,


After this a great multitude being gather'd about him, he address'd himself to them,


So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon son of Jonas, do you love me more than these do? yes, Lord, said he, you know that I love you. Jesus reply'd, feed my lambs.


I therefore direct you, not to be sollicitous, with regard to life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor with regard to the body, what clothes ye shall wear: Is not life it self a greater gift than food; and the body a greater gift than rayment?


whereupon the Jews said, what miracle can you show to justify your behaviour?


Concerning the Logos, the author of Life, we declare what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have consider'd, and what has been the object of our touch.


Saul still breathing out nothing but threats and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord,


and he that was healed, did not know who it was: for Jesus had slip'd away, by favour of the crowd that was there.


amen. for this cause God gave them up to infamous passions: for even the sex perverted the instinct of nature:


mercy, peace and love be multiplied to you.


ye men of Israel attend to what I say; Jesus of Nazareth was a man whom God distinguished among you, by miracles, by prodigies, and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as you your selves also know:


Now Jesus being full of the holy spirit, return'd from Jordan, and was led by the spirit into the desart,


then said some of his disciples among themselves, what is the meaning of his saying, "within a little while ye shall not see me: but within a little while ye shall see me again, because I am going to the father?"


Then I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose presence the earth and the heaven fled away, so that they disappear'd.


he answered them, he that cured me said to me, take up your bed and walk.


but being obliged to pass through Samaria,


Whereas several have undertaken to draw up a narrative of those transactions, which pass'd among us;


After this the Lord nominated seventy disciples more, and sent them before by two and two, into all the cities, and towns, where he himself design'd to go.


Jesus, to avoid this crowd of people, went to a mountain: and when he was set down, his disciples came to him.


they had no children, because Elizabeth was steril, and they were both advanced in years.


On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they went to the sepulchre with the spices they had provided, accompanied by several others.


And Judas the father of Phares and Zara by Thamar, and Phares the father of Esrom, Esrom the father of Aram.


What I have explain'd to you, my brethren, is the gospel which I preached to you, which you have received, and wherein you have persisted:


But after John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, spreading the good news of the kingdom of the Messiah.


go, call your husband, said Jesus, and come again.


I assure you, he that believeth on me, shall likewise perform the works that I do; nay, greater works than these shall he do; because for that end am I going to my father.


who tho' he was the image of God, did not affect to appear with divine majesty, but divested himself thereof,


But as for you, who hear me, love your enemies: do good to those, who hate you: bless those, who curse you:


The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the son of God.


"it shall come to pass in the last days (saith God) I will pour out of my spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men dream dreams:


you shall therefore love the lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, to the utmost of your understanding, and all your faculties." this is the first commandment.


There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.


and this is the subject of their condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men have loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.


but the divine justification certified by the law and the prophets, is now clearly proposed independently of the law:


give and you shall receive: they shall pour into your lap good measure, well pressed, heap'd up, and running over. for in the measure you deal with others, you shall be dealt with yourselves.


For tho' I should speak with the eloquence of men, and of angels, and not have social affection, I should be like sounding brass, or a noisy cymbal.


and all the congregation of the people stood praying without, at the time of offering incense,


being with them when they were assembled, he order'd they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for what the father had promis'd, which, said he, I mention'd.


but Jesus answer'd him, who made me a judge, or an arbitrator between you?


he is the the victim that has expiated our sins: and not ours only, but likewise the sins of the whole world.


now Zachary was to officiate in divine service, in the order of his family,


Now there were several prophets and teachers in the church of Antioch, as Barnabas, Simeon surnam'd Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.


then he took bread, and having given thanks, he brake it, and gave it to them, saying, this represents my body which is given for you: do this in remembrance of me.


It is thus his divine power has given us every thing conducive to life and piety, by making us acquainted with him, who has called us by his illustrious power;


Let no man under temptation, say, it is God that tempts him; for as he is incapable of moral evil, he can't influence any one thereto.


to Timothy, my dear son, grace, mercy and peace from God the father, and from Jesus Christ our Lord.


so that even a single person whose vigour was gone, gave rise to a posterity as numerous as the stars of the sky, or the sands on the sea-shore, which cannot be numbred.


Then he propos'd this parable, concerning those who had a great opinion of their own justice, and look'd with contempt upon others.


now when the wine was out, the mother of Jesus said to him, they have no wine.


So it was when a man was going to travel into a foreign country, he called his servants, and delivered to them his stock:


Aram the father of Aminadab, Aminadab the father of Naasson, Naasson the father of Salmon.


One day, as the people press'd after him to hear his divine preaching, he came near the lake of Gennesereth,


I tell you, no: and except you repent, you shall all likewise perish.


(for a messenger went down at certain times into the pool, and agitated the water: the first then that stepped in after this commotion of the water, was cured of whatever disease he had.)


Zacharias startled at the sight and was seized with fear.


Being therefore in his presence, they asked him, saying, Lord, is this the time when you will restore again the kingdom to Israel?


As he was teaching in a synagogue on the sabbath-day, a woman was present,


Jesus answer'd him, the first of all the commandments is thus deliver'd, "hear, o Israel, the lord our God is the only lord.


such a man must not expect any answer from the Lord.


Now it is by virtue of my apostolical commission, that I charge every man among you, not to entertain too high an opinion of himself; but modestly consider, that 'tis God who has dealt to every man his proportion of spiritual gifts.


then he said, this is what I told you, while I was yet with you, that what has been written concerning me in the law of Moses, in the prophets, and in the psalms, must be all accomplished.


Now there was a certain man named Ananias who with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,


The sabbath being over, and the first day of the week beginning to dawn, Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, came to see the sepulchre.


Jesus answered, my kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, I should have had my guards to prevent my falling into the hands of the Jews: whereas my kingdom is of another nature.


When the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, after having bought aromatic drugs to embalm him,


My brethren, don't affect many of you to be doctors, considering, that those of us who are such, shall be tried with the greater severity.


for you have had five husbands, and he whom you now have, is not your husband: in that you said true.


the holy religious women of former times were thus adorned, and were submissive to their husbands.


one of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to him,


This then is the commission we have from him, to declare unto you, that God is light, and in him there is no darkness.


the sun is up and darts its rays, the grass is wither'd, its flowers droop, and all their beautiful appearance vanishes away. just so the rich man fades with all his projects.


The same day two of them went to a village named Emmaus, which was distant about threescore furlongs from Jerusalem:


don't imagine that I am come to bring peace upon the earth: I came not to bring peace, but war.


for our doctrine was free from all imposture, avarice, and fraud.


and the king will reply, I declare unto you, your having done this for one of the least of these my brethren, is the same thing as doing it for me.


and some young men came and wound him up, then carried him out, and buried him.


"I declare to every one that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, if any one shall add to these things, God shall strike him with the plagues that are written in this book:


One of the Scribes, that had heard their dispute, observing the propriety of his answers, propos'd this question to him, which is the principal commandment of all?


which is not only come to you, but to all the world; where it produces its effects, and increases, as it does also among you, ever since you sincerely embrac'd the divine favour,


therefore, whoever heareth these instructions of mine, and puts them in practice, I will compare him to the prudent man, who built his house upon a rock:


As Jesus passed by, he saw a man that was born blind.


this I say, my brethren, because the body, as it is at present, cannot possess the kingdom of God; and what is corruptible, can't enjoy incorruptibility.


For I received it from the Lord, and I inform'd you of it: that the Lord Jesus, the night in which he was betrayed, took bread:


After this I beheld, and there was a great multitude, which no man could number, of every nation, tribe, people, and language, who stood before the throne, and before the lamb cloathed in white robes, having palms in their hands.


I assure you, he that entreth not by the door into the sheep-fold, but climbeth up some other way, is a thief and a robber.


Whilst Apollos was at Corinth, Paul, having pass'd through the upper provinces of Asia, arrived at Ephesus, where finding some disciples, he said to them,


And when you pray, be not as the hypocrites are: for they chuse to stand praying in publick places, and at the corners of the streets, to be observ'd by men. I assure you, they have their reward.


You have heard that it hath been said, "you shall love your neighbour, and hate your enemy:"


considering, that it was not by such perishable things as silver or gold, that you were releas'd from those vain rites and customs impos'd upon you by your fathers,


I saw likewise thrones, where persons were seated, to whom the power of judging was given: and I saw the souls of those that were beheaded for the testimony they had given to Jesus, and for the word of God, who had not worshipped the beast, nor his image, nor had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.


Let the married women be subservient to their husbands, that if they happen to disbelieve the gospel, they may be gain'd by the instructive conduct of their wives,


do you think then, O man, who do what you condemn in others, that you shall escape the judgment of God?


Then Peter advancing to him, said, Lord, if my brother injures me, how many injuries must I forgive him? must I forgive him seven?


where they resided a whole year with that church, and instructed abundance of disciples, and these disciples were the first that were denominated Christians.


and according to the custom of distributing the parts, it fell to his lot to burn incense in the sanctuary.


for no man hath penetrated into the secrets of heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the son of man, who is in heaven.


for before they were born, and had done neither good or evil, that the distinction which God had purposed to make might appear to be, not in consideration of their actions, but of his own free call,