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forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.
When Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled, and said where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see. Jesus wept.
Jesus lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come ; glorify thy Son, that thy Son may 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, 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 which I had with thee before the world was.
When they were come to the place which is called Calvary, there they crucified him and the malefactors. Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them ; for they know not what they do.
He was taken from prison and from judgment and who shall declare his generation for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death ; because he had done no vio
lence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise bim; he hath put him to grief. He was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
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 yourselves also know: him being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified 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.
If Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead ? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: and if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain,
If in this life only we bave hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.
We see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
It became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. He that des scended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.
Without controversy great is the mystery of godliness : God was manifest in the flesh, justi.. fied in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
'Beside me there is no God. Christ is over all, God blessed for ever.
Our Lord Jesus Christ is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man bath seen, or can see : to whom be honour and power everlasting.
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
CHAP. III. ATTIIBUTES OR OFFICES OF THE HOLY GHOST.
Jesus said unto him, if a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our anode with him. He that loveth me not, keepeth not my sayings; and the word which rehear is not mine, but the Father's which sent ine. These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my ñame, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
When the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: and ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Coins forter will not come unto you; but if I depart I will send him unto you. And when he is come he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteous. ness, and of judgment : of sin, because they believe not in me; of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; of julgment, because the prince of this world is judged. 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 shal shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are miné : therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
The Spirit helpeth our infirmities ; for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh interces. sion for the saints according to the will of Gori.
Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan fille thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land ? Whilst it re. mained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart ? thou hast not lied unto men but unto God.
It was revealed unto him (Simeon) by the Ho. ly Ghost, that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own!
How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation ; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him ; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his will.
Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit : for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of a man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things which are freely given to us of God : which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth.
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, faith, goodness, meekness, temperance.
Blessed be God even the God of all comfort.