but the Difciples knew not that it was Jefus. Then_Fefus faith unto them, Children, have ye any Meat? They anfwered him, No. And he faid unto them, Caft the Net on the right Side of the Ship, and ye fhall find. They caft therefore; and now they were not able to draw it, for the Multitude of Fifhes. Therefore that Difciple whom Jefus loved, faith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his Fisher's Coat unto him (for he was naked) and did caft himself into the Sea. And the other Difciples came in a little Ship (for they were not far from the Land, but as it were two hundred Cubits) dragging the Net with Fishes. As foon then as they were come to Land, they faw a Fire of Coals there, and Fifh laid thereon, and Bread. Fefus faith unto them, Bring of the Fifh which ye have now caught. Simon Peter went up, and drew the Net to Land full of great Fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: And for all there were fo many, yet was not the Net broken. Jefus faith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the Difciples durft afk him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord. Jefus then cometh and taketh Bread, and giveth them, and Fifh likewife. This is now the third time that Jefus fhewed himfelf to his Disciples, after that he was RISEN from the Dead.

CHRIST'S Difcourfe with Peter in this Apparition.

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O when they had dined, Jefus faith to Simon Peter, Simon Son of Jonas, loveft thou me more than these? He faith unto him, Yea, Lord, thou knoweft that I love thee. He faith unto him, Feed my Lambs. He faith to him again the fecond time, Simon Son of Jonas, loveft thou me? He faith unto him, Yea, Lord, thou knoweft that I love thee. He faith unto him, Feed my Sheep. He faid unto him the third time, Simon Son of Jonas, loveft thou me? Peter was grieved, because he faid unto him the third time, Loveft thou me; and he faid unto him, Lord, thou KNOW EST all Things, thou knowest that I love thee. Jefus faith unto him, Feed my Sheep. Verily, verily I fay unto thee, when thou wast


young, thou girdeft thy felf, and walkeft whither thou wouldeft: but when thou fhalt be old, thou fhalt stretch forth thy Hands, and another fhall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldeft not. This fpake he, fignifying by what DEATH he fhould GLORIFY God. And when he had spoken this; he faith unto him, Follow me. Then Peter turning about, feeth the Disciple whom Jefus loved following, which alfo leaned on his Breast at Supper, and faid, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee? Peter feeing him, faith to Jefus, Lord, and what fhall this Man do? Jefus faith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? Follow thou me. Then went this Saying abroad among the Brethren, that that Difciple fhould not die yet Jefus faid not unto him, He fhall not die but if I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee. This is the Difciple which teftifieth thefe Things, and wrote thefe Things, and we know that his Teftimony is true.



CHRIST appears to his Difciples in a Mountain

of Galilee.

[M.T 'HEN the eleven Difciples went away into Galilee, into a Mountain where Jefus had appointed them. And when they faw him, they wORSHIPPED HIM: but fome DOUBTED. And Jefus came, and spake unto them, faying, ALL POWER is given unto me in Heaven and in Earth. Go ye therefore [Mr.] into all the World, [M] and TEACH all Nations, [Mr.] and preach the GOSPEL to every Creature, [M] baptizing them in the Name of the FATHER, and of the Son, and of the HOLY GHOST: Teaching them to OBSERVE all Things whatfoever I have commanded you. [Mr.] He that BELIEVETH, and is baptized, fhall be SAVED; but he that believeth not fhall be DAMNED. And thefe Signs fhall follow them that believe; In my Name fhall they caft out Devils; they fhall fpeak with new Tongues; they fhall take up Serpents; and if they drink any deadly Thing it fhall not hurt them: they fhall lay Hands on the Sick, and they fhall recover; [M.] and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the END of the WORLD.


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The Afcenfion of CHRIST.

Acts i. 2. Mark xvi. 19.

O then the LORD

[4] was TAKEN UP, after that he through the HOLY GHOST had given Commandments unto the Apottles whom he had chofen. To whom alfo he fhewed himself ALIVE after his PASSION, by many INFALLIBLE PROOFS, being feen of them forty Days, and fpeaking of the Things pertaining to the KINGDOM OF GOD; and being affembled together with them, commanded them that they fhould not depart from Ferufalem, but wait for the PROMISE of the Father. [L.] And he faid, Behold, I fend the PROMISE of my Father upon you, [A] which ye have heard of me: [L.] But tarry ye in the City of Ferufalem, until ye be endued with PowER from on HIGH. For John truly baptized with Water, but ye fhall be baptized with the HOLY GHOST not many Days hence. When they therefore were come together, they afked of him, faying, Lord, wilt thou at this Time restore again the KINGDOM to Ifrael? And


Luke xxiv. 49. John xxi. 25.

Pfal. O ye Gates, and be ye
IFT up your Heads,

XXIV. 7.

LIFT UP, ye everlafting Doors, and

the KING of GLORY fhall come in.

10. Who is the KING of GLORY? The LORD of HOSTS, he is the King of Glory.

Ephef. i. 18. That ye may know what is the Hore of his Calling, and what the Riches of the Glory of his Inheritance in the Saints,

19. And what is the exceeding Greatness of his Power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his MIGHTY POWER;

20. Which he wrought in Chrift when he RAISED him from the DEAD, and fet him at his own right Hand in the heavenly Places. Chap. iv. 8. Wherefore he faith, when he ASCENDED up on high, he led Captivity captive, and gave

Gifts unto Men.

9. (Now that he ASCENDED, what is it but that he alfo defcended first into the lower Parts of the


10. He that defcended, is the fame alfo that ASCENDED up far above all Heavens, that he might fill all Things) See Pfal. lxviii. 18.

1 Tim. iii, 16. And without Con

troverly, great is the Mystery of Godliness: God was MANIFEST in the FLESH, juftified in the Spirit, feen of Angels,, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the World, received up into Glory.

Heb. i. 3. Who being the Brightnefs of his Glory, and the exprefs

Image of his Perfon, and upholding
all Things by the Word of his Power,
when he had by himfelt PURGED
our SINS, fat down on the right
Hand of the Majefty on high.
A a a

Chap. vii. 25. Wherefore he is ABLE alfo to fave them to the uttermoft, that come unto God by him, feeing he ever liveth to make INTERCESSION for them.

26. For fuch an High Prieft became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, feparate from Sinners, and made higher than the Heavens.

Chap. xii. 2. Looking unto Jefus, the Author and Finisher of our Faith; who for the Joy that

was fet before him, endured the CROSS, defpifing the Shame, and is fet down at the right Hand of the Throne of God.

Chap. ix. 11. But Chrift being come an HIGH PRIEST of good Things to come, by a greater and more perfe& Tabernacle, not made with Hands, that is to fay, not of this Building.

the HOLY Places made with Hands, 24. For Chrift is not entred into which are the Figures of the true; but into Heaven itself, now to appear in the Presence of God for


he faid unto them, It is not for you to know the Times or the Seafons, which the Father hath put in his own POWER. But ye fhall receive POWER after that the HOLY GHOST is come upon you; and fhall be Witneffes unye to me, both in Jerufalem and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the UTTERMOST Part of the Earth. [L.] And he led them out. as far as to Bethany, and he lift up his Hands, and BLESSED them. And it came to pafs, [Mr.] after the Lord had fpoken unto them, [.] while he bleffed them, he was parted from them; [4] and while they beheld, he was taken up, and a CLOUD received him out of their Sight: [L] And he was carried up, and [Mr.] was received up into Heaven. [A] And while [L.] they wORSHIPPED him, [A] and looked ftedfaftly toward Heaven, as he went up, behold, two Men flood by them in white Apparel, which alfo faid, Ye Men of Galilee, why ftand ye gazing up into Heaven? This fame Jefus, which is taken up from you into Heaven, fhall so COME in like manner as ye have feen him go into Heaven. Then returned they unto Jerufalem, [L] with great Joy, [A] from the Mount called Olivet, which is from Ferujalem a Sabbath-day's Journey. And when they were come in, they went up into an upper Room, where abode both Peter and Fames, and John, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the Son of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the

Chap. iv. 14. Seeing then that we have a great High Prieft, that the Son of God, let us HOLD FAST is paffed into the Heavens, Jef

our Profeffion.

Chap. viii. 1. Now of the Things Sum: We have fuch an High Priest, which we have fpoken, this is the who is fet on the right Hand of the Throne of the Majefty in the Heavens.

1 Pet. iii. 22. Chrift is GONE into Heaven, and is on the RIGHT

HAND of God, Angels, and Autho rities,and Powers, being made subject

unto him.


Brother of Fames. Thefe all continued with one accord in Prayer and Supplication, with the Women, and Mary the Mother of Jefus, and with his Brethren; [L.] and were continually in the TEMPLE praifing and bleffing God. [Mr.] And they afterward went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the Word with Signs following. [7] And there are alfo many other Things which Jefus did, the which if they should be written every one, I fuppofe that even the World itself could not contain the Books that fhould be written. Amen.




The Defcription of CHRIST'S Second Coming, and of the Final Judgment.

Luke A ND he faid unxvii. 22.1 to the Difciples, The Days will come, when ye fhall defire to fee one of the Days of the Son of Man, and ye fhall not fee it.

23. And if they fhall fay to you, See here, or fee there: Go not after them, nor follow them.

24. For as the Lightning that lightneth out of the one Part under Heaven, fhineth unto the other Part under Heaven: fo fhall alfo the Son of Man be in HIS DAY. 25. But first must he surFER many Things, and be rejected of this Generation.

26. And as it was in the Days of Noe, fo fhall it be alfo in the Days of the SoN of MAN. 27. They

Gen. F thou doft well, fhalt
iv. 7.
thou not be ACCEPTED?

And if thou doft not well, SIN lieth
at the Door.

Chap. xviii. 25. That be far from thee to do after this manner, to flay the Righteous with the Wicked and that the Righteous fhould be as the Wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the JUDGE of

ALL the Earth do RIGHT?

Job xix. 25. For I know that my Redeemer LIVETH, and that he fhall STAND at the LATTER DAY upon the Earth.

Job xxi. 30. The WICKED is referved to the Day of Deftruction; they fhall be brought forth to the DAY of WRATH.

Pfal. xv. 1. Lord, who fhall abide in thy Tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy Hill?

2. He that walketh uprightly, and worketh Righteoufnefs, and fpeaketh the Truth in his Heart.

3. He that backbiteth not with

his Tongue, nor doth EVIL to his Neighbour, nor taketh up a Reproach against his Neighbour.

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