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man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of man?” 35 Then Jesus said unto them, “ But a fittle time longer, the
light will be among you. Walk while ye have the light,
lest darkness coine upon you : for he that walketh in 36 darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye
have the light, believe in the light, that ye may be sons of light.” These things Jesus spake, and departed, and
concealed himself from them. 37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, 38 yet they believed not in him : so that the words of the
prophet Isaiah were fulfilled, which he spake, saying,
“ Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom 39 hath the arm of the Lord been made manifest?” There
fore they could not believe*, because Isaiah hath said 40 again, “ He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their
heart; so that they see not with their eyes, nor under
stand with their heart, and turn, that I should heal 41 themt." These things Isaiah said, when he saw his 42 glory, and spake of himt. Nevertheless many even
among the rulers believed in him; but because of the
Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be 43 put out of the synagogue : for they loved the praise of
. men more than the praise of God. 44 But Jesus cried out|l, and said, “ He who beliereth in 45 me, believeth not in me, but in him who sent me. And
• They could not believe.] It was very difficult for them to believe: they were very unwilling to believe. “Not that they had a will to believe, and could not: but they set themselves against having that will." See Dr. Wall. N.
+ Or, “ This people have blinded their eyes, and darkened their hearts; so that they saw not with their eyes, nor understood with their heart, nor were converted that I might heal them." See Dodson's note upon Isaiah, vi. 9, 10; Randolph's X. Test. Citations. No. 42, and Wakefield in loc.
T'hese things Isaiah said, etc.) “ The true meaning is; when Isaiah, e, vi. 1, saw the glory of God the Father, revealing to him the coming of Christ, he then saw the glory of him who was to come in the glory of his Father, Matt. xvi. 27. Isaiah, in belalding the glory of God, and in receiving from him a revelation of the coming of Christ, saw, that is, foresaw the glory of Christ, just as Abraham, John viii. 56, saw, that is, foresaw his day and was glad.” Dr. Clarke on the Trinity, p. 93.
I had cried out, N.
46 he who seeth me, seeth him who sent me*. I am come
a light into the world, that whosoever believeth in me 47 may not remain in darkness. And if any man hear my
words, and believe nott, I condemn him not : (for I
came not to condemn the world, but to save the world :) 48 he who rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath
that which condemneth him : the doctrine which I have 49 spoken, that will condemn him in the last day. For I
have not spoken of myself; but the Father who sent me,
he hath given me commandment, what I should enjoin, 50 and what I should speak. And I know that his com
mandment is everlasting life : what therefore I speak, I
so speak as the Father hath given me in charge t." Ch. xii. Now Jesus having known before the feast of the
passovers), that his hour was come when he should depart out of this world to the Father; and, having loved his
own that were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 And supper being come, (the devils having already put
into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to de3 liver him up ;) though Jesus knew, that the Father
gave all things into his hands, and that he came from 4 God, and was going to God**; yet he riseth from supper,
and layeth aside his upper garments; and took a napkin, 5 and girt himself. Then he poureth water into a vessel,
and began to wash the feet of the disciples, and to wipe 6 them with the napkin with which he was girded. So he
cometh to Simon Peter : [and] Peter saith unto him, 7“ Master, dost thou wash my feet?" Jesus answered and
said unto him, " What I do, thou knowest not now; but 8 thou wilt know presentlytt.” Peter saith unto him, “ Thou shalt never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, 9 “ If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me." Simon
Seeth him who sent me.] Seeth a display of his goodness, wisdom, and power. N. + Or, keep them not, MSS.
I enjoined me. N. | Now before the feast of the passover, though Jesus knew......yet, ete. N. See Bishop Pearce.
9 The devil, that is, his own bad passions : q. d. being instigated by his avarice, etc.
** He came from God as his messenger to the world. See ch. i. 6; he was going to God, to give an account of his charge : his public mission and ministry being closed.
tt Or, as soon as I have done. See W.
Peter saith unto him, “ Master, not my feet only, but 10 mine hands and head also.” Jesus saith unto him," He
that hath bathed, needeth to wash his feet only; and he 11 is altogether clean : and ye are clean, but not all.” For
he knew who was to deliver him up: wherefore he said, 12 “ Ye are not all clean.” So after he had washed their
feet, and had taken his upper garments, and had again
placed himself at table, he said unto them, “ Know ye 13 what I have done to you? Ye call me, Teacher, and 14 Master: and ye say well : for so I am. If I then, your
Master and Teacher, have washed your feet ; ye also 15 ought to wash one another's feet: for I have given you
an example, that ye also may do as I have done to you. 16 Verily verily I say unto you, The servant is not greater
than his master; nor is the messenger greater than he 17 who sent him. If* ye Ķnow these things, happy are ye
whent ye do them. 18 “I speak not of you all : I know whom I have chosen:
but so the scripture is fulfilled, · He that eateth bread 19 with me, hath lifted up his heel against me.' Now I tell
you before it come to pass, that, when it shall come to 20 pass, ye may believe that I am he. Verily verily I say
unto you, He that receiveth whom I shall send, receiveth
me; and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent 21 me.” When Jesus had said thus, he was troubled in his
spirit, and testified, and said, “ Verily verily I say unto 22 you, that one of you will deliver me up.” Then the dis
ciples looked on one another, doubting of whom he spake. 23 Now there was placed on the bosom of Jesus one of his 24 disciples, whom Jesus loved. Simon Peter therefore beck
oneth to him, that he should ask who it might be of 25 whom Jesus spake. He then who leaned on the breast
26 of Jesus, saith unto him, “ Master, who is it?” Jesus
answereth, “ It is he to whom I shall give a piece of bread*, when I have dipped it.” And when he had
dipped the piece of bread, he giveth it to Judas Iscariot, 27 the son of Simon. And, after the piece of bread, Satan
entered into himt. Then saith Jesus unto him, “ What 28 thou doest, do quickly.” Now no man at the table knew 29 why Jesus spake this unto him. For some thought, be
cause Judas had the purse, that Jesus had said unto him,
“ Buy those things which we have need of for the feast;" 30 or, that he should give something to the poor. He then
who had received the piece of bread*, went out imme31 diately : now it was night. When he was gone out,
Jesus saith, “ Now is the Son of man glorified, and God 32 is glorified by him. Since God is glorified by him, God
also will glorify him in himself, and will immediately 33 glorify him. My children, but a little time longer I shall
be with you. Ye will seek me ; and, as I said to the
Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come,' so I now say to 34 you. A new commandment I give unto you, that ye
love one another ; that, as I have loved you, ye also 35 love one another. By this all men will know that ye are
my disciples, if ye have love to one another.” 36 Simon Peter saith unto him, “ Master, whither goest
thou ?” Jesus answered him, “Whither I go, thou canst
not follow me now; but thou wilt follow [me] here37 after.” Peter saith unto him, “ Master, why cannot I
follow thee (now ?] I will lay down my life for thy sake.” 38 Jesus answered him, “ Wilt thou lay down thy life for
. N. m. sop, N. t. .
+ Satan entered into him.) " See on Luke xxii. 3, and ver. 2. From our Lord's action in such circumstances, Judas seems to have inferred that he was marked out as the traitor. This so enraged him, as to confirin his resolution of betraying Jesus im. mediately.” N. Wicked men, instigated by their bad passions, are spoken of as pos. sessed by Satan, or the devil; as mamen are represented as possessed by demons, or human ghosts, and with as little foundation. Bat it was the current language of the times.
my sake? Verily verily I say unto thee, The cock will · not crow*, till thou have denied me thrice. Ch. xiv. “ Let not your heart be troubled : believe in God; 2 believe in me also. In my Father's house are many man
sions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to 3 prepare a place for you. And after I shall have gone and
prepared a place for yout, I will come again, and re
ceive you to myself; that, where I am, ye also may be. 4 And whither I go, ye know; and the way ye know.” 5 Thomas saith unto him, “ Master, we know not whi6 ther thou goest ; and how can we know the way ?” Je
sus saith unto him, “ I am the way, and the truth, and 7 the life : no man cometh to the Father but by me. If ye
knew me, ye would know my Father alsof: and hence8 forth ye know him, and have seen|| him." Philip saith
unto him, “ Master, show us the Father ; and it suf9 ficeth us.” Jesus saith unto him, “ Have I been so long with you, and dost thou not know me, Philip? He that hath
seen me, hath seen the Father : how then sayest thou, 10 • Show us the Father ? Believest thou not that I am in
the Father, and the Father in mett? the words which I
speak unto you, I speak not from myself; and the Fa11 ther, who abideth in me, he doeth the works. Believe
me, that I am in the Father, and the Father in me : but 12 if not, believe [me] for the works themselves. Verily
verily I say unto you, He who believeth in me, the works which I do he also shall do : and greater worko than these he shall do, because I go to (my] Father ;
• That is, the trumpet of the third watch, or the cock-crowing, shall not sound. Sec Theol. Repository, vol. vi. p. 105. and note on Luke xxii. 34.
+ And although I go and prepare..........yet, N.
| " By knowing me, ye know and see the Father; because I clearly reveal his will, and display his power: ver. 10, 11." N.
I see, N.
# “ I am in the Father, and the Father is in me; because my doctrine is my Father's, and because my miracles are my Father's. See ck. x. 38.” N.