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that prophet? And he answered, No. Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias. And they which were sent were of the Pharisees. And they asked him, and said unto

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him, Why baptizest thou then,
if thou be not that Christ, nor
Elias, neither that prophet?
John answered them, saying, I
baptize with water: but there
standeth one among you, whom
ye know not; he it is, who
coming after me is preferred
before me, whose shoe's latchet
I am not worthy to unloose.
These things were done in
Bethabara
Bethabara beyond Jordan,
where John was baptizing.

May 10, Morning: November 10, Evening.
HE next day John seeth
Jesus coming unto him,
and saith, Behold the Lamb
of God, which taketh away
the sin of the world. This is
he of whom I said, After me
cometh a man which is pre-
ferred before me: for he was
before me. And I knew him
not but that he should be
made manifest to Israel, there-
fore am I come baptizing with
water. And John bare record,
saying, I saw the Spirit de-
scending from heaven like a
dove, and it abode upon him.
And I knew him not: but he
that sent me to baptize with
water, the same said unto me,
Upon whom thou shalt see the
Spirit descending, and remain-
ing on him, the same is he
which baptizeth with the Holy
Ghost. And I saw, and bare
record that this is the Son of
God. Again the next day
after John stood, and two of
his disciples; and looking up-
on Jesus as he walked, he
saith, Behold the Lamb of
God! And the two disciples
heard him speak, and they
followed Jesus. Then Jesus

say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou? He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour. One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone. The day fol lowing Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me. Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, We have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. And Nathanael said.

turned, and saw them follow-unto him, Can there any good ing, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to

thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. Jesus saw Natha

nael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! Nathanael saith unto him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig tree, I saw thee. Nathanael answered and saith unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art the

Jesus an

King of Israel.
swered and said unto him,
Because I said unto thee, I
saw thee under the fig tree,
believest thou? thou shalt see
greater things than these.
And he saith unto him, Ve-
rily, verily, I say unto you,
Hereafter ye shall see heaven
open, and the angels of God
ascending and descending up-
on the Son of man.

CHAPTER II.

May 11, Morning; November 11, Evening.

ΑΝ
A a marriage in Cana of Ga-

ND the third day there was hast kept the good wine until a marriage in Cana of Ga- now. This beginning of mililee; and the mother of Je- racles did Jesus in Cana of sus was there and both Jesus Galilee, and manifested forth was called, and his disciples, his glory; and his disciples to the marriage. And when believed on him. After this they wanted wine, the mother he went down to Capernaum, of Jesus saith unto him, They he, and his mother, and his have no wine. Jesus saith un- brethren, and his disciples: to her, Woman, what have I and they continued there not to do with thee? mine hour many days. And the Jews' is not yet come. His mother passover was at hand, and Jesaith unto the servants, What- sus went up to Jerusalem, and soever he saith unto you, do it. found in the temple those that And there were set there six sold oxen and sheep and doves, waterpots of stone, after the and the changers of money manner of the purifying of the sitting: and when he had made Jews, containing two or three a scourge of small cords, he firkins apiece. Jesus saith un- drove them all out of the tem-to them, Fill the waterpots ple, and the sheep, and the with water. And they filled oxen; and poured out the them up to the brim. And And changers' money, and overhe saith unto them, Draw out threw the tables; and said unnów, and bear unto the go-to them that sold doves, Take vernor of the feast. And they these things hence; make not bare it. When the ruler of my Father's house an house the feast had tasted the water of merchandise. And his disthat was made wine, and knew ciples remembered that it was not whence it was: (but the written, The zeal of thine house servants which drew the water hath eaten me up. Then anknew;) the governor of the swered the Jews and said unfeast called the bridegroom, to him, What sign shewest and saith unto him, Every thou unto us, seeing that thou man at the beginning doth set doest these things? Jesus anforth good wine; and when swered and said unto them, men have well drunk, then Destroy this temple, and in that which is worse: but thou three days I will raise it up.

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Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But he spake of the temple of his body. When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said..

Now when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did. But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, and needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man.

CHAPTER III.

May 12, Morning; November 12, Evening HERE was a man of the | Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: the same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he can not see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and said unto him, .How can these things be? Jesus answered and said unto

him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, ifI tell you of heavenly things? And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than

light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be re

proved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God."

da May 13, Morning; November 13, Evening. FTER these things came AFT Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judæa; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. And John also was baptizing in Enon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized. For John was not yet cast into prison. Then there arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying. And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him. John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but

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the friend of the bridegroom,
which standeth and leareth
him, rejoiceth greatly because
of the bridegroom's voice: this
my joy therefore is fulfilled.
He must increase, but I must
decrease. He that cometh
from above is above all
that is of the earth is earthly,
and speaketh of the earth: he
that cometh from heaven is
above all. And what he hath
seen and heard, that he testi-
fieth; and no man receiveth
his testimony. He that hath
received his testimony hath
set to his seal that God is true.
For he whom God hath sent
speaketh the words of God:
for God giveth not the Spirit
by measure unto him, The
Father loveth the Son, and
hath given all things into his
hand. He that believeth on
the Son hath everlasting life:
and he that believeth not the
Son shall not see life; but the
wrath of God abideth on him.

CHAPTER IV.

May 14, Morning; November 14, Evening. WHEN therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John, (though Jesus liimself baptized not, but his disciples,) he left Judæa, and departed again into Galilee. And he must needs go through Samaria. Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Ja

cob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.

sixth hour. There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) 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 Sa

I perceive that thou art a pro-
phet.
phet. Our fathers worshipped
in this mountain; and ye say,
that in Jerusalem is the place
where men ought to worship.
Jesus saith unto her, Woman,
believe me, the hour cometh,
when ye shall neither in this
mountain, nor yet at Jerusa-
lem, worship the Father. Ye
worship ye know not what:
we know what we worship:
for salvation is of the Jews.
But the hour cometh, and now
is, when the true worshippers
shall worship the Father in
spirit and in truth: for the
Father seeketh such to wor-
ship him. God is a Spirit:
and they that worship him
must worship him in spirit
and in truth. The woman
saith unto him, I know that
Messias cometh, which is call-
ed Christ: when he is come,
he will tell us all things. Je-
sus saith unto her. I that
speak unto thee am he. And
upon this came his disciples,
and marvelled that he talked
with the woman: yet no man
said, What seekest thou? or,
Why talkest thou with her?
The woman then left her
waterpot, and went her way
into the city, and saith to the

maria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. 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? Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again 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. The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw. Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: for thou hast had five hus-men, Come, see a man, which bands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly. The woman saith unto him, Sir,

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told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ? Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.

May 15, Morning; November 15, Evening. N the mean while his dis ciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of. Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat? Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the

will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth

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